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SaraLeanne
DC Metro Area
Turning Sense Into Dollars
Interests: I am a career coaching professional by day and a blogger/dreamer by night. I write in hopes of helping others learn to reach heights in career and finances that will propel them to the top! My interests: Saving, Career Development, Frugal Living, Coupons, Freebies, Résumé Writing, Career Coaching, Volunteerism, Discount Travel, Sweepstakes, Cultural Events, Networking, Soft Skills
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Before you read this post, watch this video. Trust me. If you haven’t heard about this YouTube sensation, well now you know. The folks in marketing for Poo-Pourri should get a gold medal. This delightfully offensive commercial has resulted in a huge increase in sales for the company, and I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at Fake It Till You Make It
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It's been a while since I've couponed - or went grocery shopping for that matter, so tonight I made a major stock-up trip to Shop Rite. Coupons up to $1.00 are being doubled at Shop Rite through 10/26/13, so I spent some quality time with my weekly circular to find... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at Fake It Till You Make It
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We’ve all been there. Frantically pacing the aisles of the grocery store searching for a gift card that we can pass off as thoughtful and a birthday card that is funny enough to make up for the fact that our gift was, in fact, not very thoughtful at all. We... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2013 at Fake It Till You Make It
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Most people have a favorite band, food, and sports team. Mine are Guster, citrus, and the Washington Nationals respectively. Being a bit of a career development nerd, I also have a favorite soft skill, and that is teachability. I love working with and for people who are quick to admit... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at Fake It Till You Make It
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Students go back to school this week which has me thinking about how I used to prepare for the first day of school and all the accompanying jitters. There was always something so magical about the first day of a school year. Anything that happened last year was gone, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2013 at Fake It Till You Make It
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Thanks! I really enjoy the weekend showcase and the ability to find some quality writing out there. Thank you for hosting it!
I'm hoping you heard great news on your interview! You've just reminded me that I need to share information soon on the blog about how to follow up after an interview. My fingers are crossed for you as well! Thanks for stopping by - I'm following you now as well! - Sara
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If you've read my blog at all you know that I am not exactly shy about my love for the Washington Nationals. They haven't had the best season ever, but they are picking up steam late. I love these boys - and I love going to the ballpark. In fact,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2013 at Fake It Till You Make It
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Take a moment and remember back to your childhood years with me. Think about camping trips you took with scouts, family, or just a group of friends. Imagine you are sitting around a roaring camp fire huddled together with your friends listening to a riveting ghost story. If told well,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2013 at Fake It Till You Make It
Yes - I'm slowly learning how to get fit and fab!
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My household is trying get eat healthier and get in better shape. As a whole we eat too much processed junk food and we really need to develop new habits. To help with this I signed up for Hello Fresh – a service which delivers ingredients for easy, healthy dinners... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2013 at Fake It Till You Make It
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If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past several years you probably have some sort of presence on LinkedIn. You realize that your profile on this site can make a big difference in job search, but you may not know how to maximize your impact. Having a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2013 at Fake It Till You Make It
When I think of Summer I think of one thing above all else – “The Mini Vacay”. Weekend trips are always a highlight in my summer experience and this year is no exception. Today I began setting up all of the logistics for an upcoming weekend trip that I am... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2013 at Fake It Till You Make It
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Getting ready to head to the store to stock up for your July 4th shindig? Here are some of my favorite Shoppers Food Coupon Matchups to help you along your way. In addition to the coupon matchups there are some great deals on soda this week. Happy Shopping and Happy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2013 at Fake It Till You Make It
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Confession - in an elevator my goal is to get as far away from my fellow riders as humanly possible, keep my head down, and avoid eye contact. Elevators are hot and awkward, and the last place in the world I would want to network. Maybe I’m a bad career... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2013 at Fake It Till You Make It
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I am pleased to bring you my first week of Shoppers Food Coupon Matchups. My favorite deals? Wholly Salsa for $1.50 and Hormel Rev Wraps for $.67. I hope you find these matchups helpful! I'll be continuing to try to bring these to you weekly. Enjoy! Marcall Toilet Paper –... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2013 at Fake It Till You Make It
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I taught you about couponing basics in one of my very first blog posts and I turned you onto some of my favorite frugal bloggers who post coupon matchups for the stores I love. I am in awe of the work that these folks put in scouring weekly ads and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2013 at Fake It Till You Make It
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For the first time in my adult life I am taking my birthday off – so today I blog to you from the comfort of my jammies on my couch – this is the life! Today I am rewarding myself for a year of hard work, entrepreneurship, and service by... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2013 at Fake It Till You Make It
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In an earlier post I gave you information about why cruising is the best vacation idea ever. I am a cruise nut, as evidenced by the fact that I’m about to take off on my fifth Carnival cruise this weekend. I’ve found that when you cruise once you are either... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2013 at Fake It Till You Make It
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So my 29th birthday is approaching in just a few weeks, and I feel my thirties creeping up on me like a monster under my bed. I’ve got a bad back and I’m feeling more irrelevant by the day. All of this has inspired me to celebrate my youth while... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2013 at Fake It Till You Make It
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I’ve been quoted as saying “If I wear make-up to work everyone’s going to think I’m going on a job interview”. I’m a low maintenance girl, and make-up isn’t high on the priority list during busy mornings getting ready for work. Because of this, I was very taken aback when... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at Fake It Till You Make It
Thank you for the well wishes!
Thank you Heather! That's so sweet!
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From time to time I review products in an effort to help you with purchasing decisions. These reviews are solely my opinion and do not reflect the opinions of the product manufacturer or supplier. One of my goals with this blog is to help my readers to make their money... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2013 at Fake It Till You Make It
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This Sunday marks Cinco De Mayo - so get a burrito in one hand, a margarita in the other and prepare to celebrate! For me, Cinco De Mayo is more than a cause for a festive night out with friends. It’s also my anniversary. One year ago I married the... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2013 at Fake It Till You Make It