Check Out the Monster High Freaky Fusion Dolls at Walmart.com

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It’s another boo year at Monster High® with a new blend of students! Fusion is all the rage with the Freaky Fusion ghouls, Clawvenus™, Cleolei™, Dracubecca™ and Lagoonafire™.

The Monster High® Freaky Fusion™ ghouls go deep into the catacombs of Monster High to help Frankie look for clues about her past and learn more about her family scaritage. There, they inadvertently set off a time machine that takes them back to the year 1814 where they meet Sparky, a misguided, teen scientist obsessed with the creation of life. Sparky follows Frankie back to modern day Monster High, causing a lab accident in which eight ghouls fuse into four new monsters! VisitWalmart.com to get all the latest Freaky Fusion™ ghouls.

Monster High Freaky Fusion Dolls!

Walmart.com is the destination for all of your Freaky Fusion needs! Check out the Freaky fused dolls Clawnevus™, Cleolei™, Dracubecca™ and Lagoonafire™. Visit Walmart.com to get yours today.

Clawvenus™: Made up of Clawdeen Wolf® and Venus Mc Flytrap® – Clawvenus™ is fiercely “fusionable” and ferociously beautiful, but she may need to change her shampoo to a weed-and-feed formula.

Cleolei™ (Pronounced “Cleo-Lie”): Fusing the Mummy heritage of Cleo de Nile® with the werecat ancestry of Toralei®, Cleolei™ has some ferocious issues, but it’s nothing a quick little cat-nap won’t fix.

Dracubecca™: Mixing the Vampire heritage of Draculaura® with the Mad Scientist ancestry of Robecca Steam®, Dracubecca™ is scary sweet but still attached to rocket-powered boots.

Lagoonafire™: Fusing the Sea Monster heritage of Lagoona Blue® with the Chinese Dragon ancestry of Jinafire Long™ Lagoonafire™ loves to surf and swim like she’s on fire — literally!

Dual Ghoul Personality Test

Which ghoulfriend are you more like? Cleo de Nile® or Toralei®? Draculaura® or Robecca Steam®? Lagoona Blue® or Jinafire Long™? Clawdeen Wolf ®or Venus Mc Flytrap®?

Find out by taking the fun quiz on the Monster High® Freaky Fusion™ page. By choosing between “this” or “that” picture, you and your little ghoul can find out your Freaky Fusion™ percentage.

Monster High® Freaky Fusion™ Catacombs

Explore the creepy cool and spooky surroundings of the Monster High® Catacombs! Fang out with all your fave ghouls in this monstrous 3’ x 4’ play set packed with clawesome transformative features and secret surprises.

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Watch Chicagonista Live at Floor and Decor on 9/16/14 at 2 pm CST

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What are you doing on Tuesday at 2 pm CST? You’ll be watching the Chicagonista Live! show, right? They’ll be talking about “Creating an Atmosphere of Ease and Comfort in your Home” and sharing tips live from Floor & Decor’s new Skokie, IL location.

One thing I’m doing at my house is trying to get it ready for all of the holiday celebrations. However, I’m working with a budget, so any tips and tricks on how to do some “remodeling” or decorating without breaking the bank will be very helpful. Let me know if there are any questions you would like me to ask while I’m visiting Floor & Decor by leaving a comment below.

How to watch the live show:
Tune in on the Chicagonista website from 2 to 3 pm CST on Tuesday, September 16th. You can also follow along with the conversation on Twitter using the #ChicagonistaLIVE hashtag.

About Floor & Decor:
Floor & Decor is focused on the residential remodeling segment. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Floor & Decor offers the broadest selection of ceramic, stone, tile, wood, and laminate flooring available in the industry. Floor & Decor sources directly from manufacturers around the globe to bring the world’s best and most innovative flooring to customers at the lowest price in the marketplace. In addition, Floor & Decor stocks the necessary tools, decorative, and related accessories for flooring projects. In the Chicago-area, there are 3 other stores in Aurora, Arlington Heights, and Lombard. The company operates 44 stores in 22 metropolitan markets across the country.

Another way to save money is by downloading the Favado app:

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Watch the NBC Chicago 6 AM News Tomorrow 10/13/13!

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Tune into NBC Chicago’s 6 AM news segment tomorrow, Sunday, October 13th to watch Maria share some great money-saving tips! We’ll also share the video link when it becomes available.

Come back here after the broadcast for some more great deals and giveaways!

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We Used the Walmart Family Mobile Plan to Cut Our Cell Phone Bills

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[tweetherder]We used the Walmart Family Mobile Plan to save money! #FamilyMobileSaves #shop #cbias[/tweetherder]

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This past month, Jim and I have been trying out the Walmart Family Mobile program with its unlimited text, talk, and web plan to see if it would be a good option to use with our kids as they are now getting to the age of wanting a cell phone. We also wanted to compare it with how it stacks up against our traditional cell phone plan, since they are both powered by T-Mobile.

In our post, “Looking for Ways to Cut Your Cell Phone Costs with Unlimited Plans?,” we shared how we went about purchasing and getting set up on the Walmart Family Mobile program. It was a very easy process to get started. After a month of using this program, here’s what we’ve found:

- The cost of the Walmart Family Mobile program with unlimited text, talk, and web is $39.88 versus the approximately $65.00 per line contract plan that we have now. Over the year, it would add up to big savings for our family.

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- We have had no problems with getting service using Walmart Family Mobile program. It’s worked well for us in our home, visiting friends/family, in restaurants, and on the road.

- Jim was able to use the SIM card on his Samsung Galaxy SIII with no problem. He ran a Speed Test with the SIM card in his SIII and compared the results to my Samsung Galaxy SIII, which is on a traditional T-Mobile contract plan of unlimited text, talk, and web. I was surprised to find that the Walmart Family Mobile plan actually had some better results than our traditional T-Mobile plan when we used Wi-Fi. As you can see in the photo below, the results showed the Walmart program had 21094 kbps vs 16604 kbps on the T-Mobile program for download speeds and the Walmart program had 11909 kbps vs 12286 kbps on the T-Mobile program for upload speeds.

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- We did see a bit of a bigger difference in speeds when the connection was over the air versus Wi-Fi. As you can see in the photo below, the results showed the Walmart program had 914 kbps vs 4112 kbps on the T-Mobile program for download speeds and the Walmart program had 772 kbps vs 511 kbps on the T-Mobile program for upload speeds.

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It just depends on what you are looking for as far as features of a cell phone program whether this one is right for you. We have been pleased with our experience with the Walmart Family Mobile program so far. One of the biggest conveniences is having online account management and information. It can be a true budget saver for families because you know upfront what the monthly cost will be and if you decide it is not for you, you have the ability to stop the plan when you are done, instead of waiting for a contract to end or having to pay a huge penalty to end a contract.

We think it’s definitely a good way when having your kids start off with their own cell phone to be able to manage their cell phone costs by having a plan such as the Walmart Family Mobile program.

What other ways have you cut your cell phone bills? Let us know by leaving a comment.

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Looking for Ways to Cut Your Cell Phone Costs with Unlimited Plans?

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Because it’s essential for us to stay on top of things due to the nature of our business, we are constantly tied to our cell phones. That being said, we want to be able to have as much functionality with our cell phones without having the costs bust our budget every month. On top of that, two of our children are “tweens” now, so they are starting to ask for their own cell phones. We would like to provide them with some, but still be able to know what the costs will be and to be able to control how much they use their phones.

Especially with our children’s phones, we don’t want to be locked into a long-term contract. We visited Walmart to find out more information about their Walmart Family Mobile program powered by T-Mobile. The thing that attracted us most to the program is that there is one set price – $39.88 monthly for unlimited plans – unlimited talk, text, and web. It’s only $24.88 monthly for each additional line, up to 5 lines. That would definitely take care of most of our family.

We decided to purchase the Standard & Micro SIM Starter Kit because we have an HTC smartphone that neither one of us is using. We will try out the service to see if it meets the needs of our family. If we didn’t have a phone already, the prices to purchase one and use it with the Walmart Family Mobile plan were very reasonable.

Check back with us next month when we tell you how it’s going with the Walmart Family Mobile Unlimited Plans. Let us know how you’ve been cutting down on your cell phone bills by leaving a comment below!

Be sure to check out our Google+ album for more photos of our shopping trip at Walmart.

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5 Warning Signs of a Stroke

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This photo above was taken on our wedding anniversary this year. It was not how we envisioned spending our anniversary. Jim had a stroke while we were in Florida. The smiles you see on our faces is the fact that we are just grateful that he is still alive and with us today. To say that it took us by surprise and shocked us is an understatement, but the fact that we were able to get him help quickly aided in his recovery process.

While we were at his neurologist’s office, I picked up a bookmark from the National Stroke Association that listed 5 warning signs and symptoms of a stroke. I’d like to share these with you so in case you ever notice these signs and symptoms in someone, you should get them help immediately. What we learned from our experience is that every minute counts when someone has a stroke because there are certain medications that can be administered to possibly lessen the effects of a stroke, but there is only a small window of time after the stroke occurs that it can be administered.

The 5 warning signs and symptoms of a stroke are:
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden sever headache with no known cause

On the bookmark was also this quick way to remember:
F = face numbness or weakness especially one side
A = arm numbness or weakness especially one side of body
S = speech slurred or difficulty speaking or understanding
T = time to call 911

How to reduce your risk of a stroke:
- Control your blood pressure
- Find out if you have an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation (AF)
- Control diabetes
- If you smoke, stop
- Control cholesterol
- Drink alcohol only in moderation
- Enjoy a lower sodium, lower fat diet
- Ask your doctor about stroke

Jim is currently going through rehabilitation therapy to help him regain more function on the side of his body that was affected the most. He spends 6 hours a day, 5 days a week undergoing therapy and he’s working hard at it. We were able to get him the help he needed quickly enough so the medicine to lessen the effects of the stroke was administered to him. We hope that by sharing this with you that we can prevent another family from having to go through this life-changing event.

Visit the National Stroke Association’s website, Facebook page, and Twitter page to find out more information and resources available.

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