Saturday, November 30, 2013

Winner! Winner! Lego Dinner!

Sara Marshall! You won!!

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Send Earning: Easy Way to Earn Some Dough

I can attest Send Earnings does pay.
I just got my first check for $30 (minus a $3 fee for processing).
It came in handy for shopping on Black Friday.

All I did was click on some emails, search a little, maybe do an offer here or there & poof! I got me $30.

Really, everyone, this is a program that pays and I do it in my pj's.  Tee hee.




Thursday, November 28, 2013

Why to Utilize SAT Tutoring Programs



When students are preparing to go to college, there is often a lot of stress and anxiety associated with the application process and the college entrance exams, like the SATs and ACTs. Because the college entrance exams are different than regular school tests, students can have trouble knowing how to prepare for the exams, which can stress them out and negatively affect their test-taking abilities. The SAT exam is a factor in admissions for most of the universities and colleges in the United States, making it an extremely important part of the application process. For this reason, many students choose to participate in SAT tutoring in NJ. There are many reasons to take advantage of SAT tutoring programs while preparing to apply for college and take exams like the SAT. Here are some of the SAT preparation benefits that a tutoring program can offer students.




How Do Tutors Help?
When a student uses an SAT tutor for help preparing for their exam, these tutors can provide them with many different kinds of resources that they wouldn’t have on their own. First, these tutors have a great understanding of the exam formatting and process, which means that they can help students learn and utilize the most effective study practices for this kind of test. A tutoring program can help familiarize a student with what kinds of questions are on the SAT and the formatting for the test, which will help them feel more comfortable and confident when taking the exam. Tutors can help their students tailor their studying not only to the unique style of questions and time formatting for the exam, but they can also help them identify which areas to dedicate more of their time to. Tutors will provide their students with practice SAT exams. After taking practice exams, the students can go over their answers and problems with their tutor in order to identify which areas are the most difficult for them. Tutors can then focus a student’s studying on those areas and teach them how to properly manage their time in those sections when they are taking their exam. SAT tutoring in NJ helps students with their studying and allows them to feel more confident and comfortable when they take the SATs.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

70% off Arts and Crafts supplies

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Target Black Friday Sale!!!!

Target
Sign up now for those deals!!!
Nothing I like better than shopping...from home. Muhahaha.



Monday, November 25, 2013

Disney's Frozen

I always say when opportunity knocks, you should totally take it.
So when I was asked if I would like to see a preview for Frozen...I thought "Meh, why not."

To be perfectly candid, I was not looking forward to seeing it.
I hadn't even told Cheeks we were going.
Matter of fact, earlier today I was thinking of just not going.
Other things to do.
Then I remembered, no I made a commitment, I'll go.

So I picked up Cheeks, grabbed my sister, allowed Cheeks to have Sour Patch kids & popcorn for dinner (best mom ever, I know!!!!) and we sat to watch the movie.



I really was not looking forward to this film.
I thought the previews looked just blah, no excitement, kind of dumb.

HOW WRONG WAS I!!!????!!!!

From the opening scene until the end...absolutely captivating.
The soundtrack was fabulous.
I can picture this being a Broadway show.

The story is based on Hans Christian Anderson's "Snow Queen".  It has the good, the bad, & the ugly. 

Two sisters, torn apart by the one's "power" but not in a way you would think.  Of course, it's a love story BUT there is enough action in it to keep my 7 yo all boy interested.  At one point he leaned over & said "Mom, the girl with the white hair, I like her!" 

I don't want to give to much away but I will say it is probably the best Disney film in a loooooooooong time.

So don't wait, get out there and see it.

I leave you with one word "Olaf"...once you see the movie, you will understand.

Tell me are you going to see it?


Thursday, November 21, 2013

50% Off Christmas Cards + Great Coupon Code Deals

Picaboo


Create custom Photo Books, Cards, Calendars and much more from Picaboo.

Not to mention they are offering great deals on photo books, calendars, all kind of goodies to stuff in a stocking or put under a tree!



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Where to Stay for Your Business Trips



Traveling for business can take a toll after a while, but one of the fun parts of traveling for work is all of the new cities, states, and in some cases, even countries you get to visit. On your upcoming trip, you will enjoy one of the nice downtown Oklahoma City hotels. From your room you will be able to see an incredible view of the parks and nearby buildings, and there is always something exciting about staying right in the heart of a new city.


One of the good things about the downtown area is the accessibility to everything you will need while you are in town. Just down the street is a nice quaint coffee shop where you can grab your coffee on your way to meetings. Your business associates are down the street a few blocks in the other direction, which makes it really easy to find your destination.

When work is done for the day, you can find a variety of great restaurants for dinner. On many business trips, you eat meals with your associates and they always take you to the best restaurants in town. If you are looking for a good place for drinks, a massage, or even a dry cleaning service, you are in luck. Downtown is the perfect place to stay for many reasons. Just the energy in this part of town is contagious and electrifying, and every city is different in what they have to offer.

If you are in town long enough to see some sites or go shopping, you can ask the concierge for ideas on what to do and where to go. Sometimes something as simple as seeing a good movie can be enough to keep you entertained while you are away from home. Whatever you choose to do while you are in Oklahoma City, you will be happy to know you have a nice, clean, and comfortable bed to return to at the end of the day. Staying in one of the many downtown Oklahoma City hotels is sure to be a great experience, so make sure to come back again sometime soon.


 

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Receive 140 Personalized Labels for just $5 shipped from Vistaprint!
Just pay s&h...it doesn't get better than that.

I just ordered some in a Christmas theme for my cards this year.


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Christmas Gift Giveaway ~ Lego Friends for DS

Give the Gift of Friendship with the All New LEGO Friends Videogame Available for Nintendo 3DS


 
“We are pleased to bring to life the imaginative and vibrant world young girls have come to enjoy from their LEGO Friends toy sets,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “Now, they can interact with their favorite LEGO Friends characters, join them on fun adventures, while expressing their and creativity as they play.”

In LEGO Friends, players visit Heartlake City, playing the role as Olivia’s cousin who, with Olivia, joins other LEGO Friends like Mia, Stephanie, Emma and Andrea on fun adventures.  Throughout the game, players will complete a variety of activities, such as rescuing a wounded fawn, practicing their soccer skills, choreographing dance routines and training pets. Each of these activities builds the level of friendship with each LEGO Friend the player encounters.  The ultimate goal of the game is to become a “True Friend” with each of the LEGO Friends, while exploring and uncovering all of the secrets, badges and rewards in the amazing city of Heartlake.  

Using an interactive map, players can explore Olivia’s House, Heartlake High, Main Street, Clover Meadows and Heartlake Marina, all of which are based on the LEGO playtheme.  Players can further explore and enjoy total freedom in each core area by visiting the Karate Dojo in Heartlake High, the Rehearsal Studio on Main Street, the Riding Camp in Clover Meadows or the Dolphin Cruiser in the Marina to collect items, play mini-games, complete tasks, solve puzzles, and build objects from piles of LEGO bricks found throughout the game. They will also collect and unlock new pets, each with a unique ability, that helps players solve puzzles and access new areas to explore.  Heatlake City is filled with exciting activities, such as rescuing a dolphin and teaching them tricks and discovering hidden pirate treasures with a secret map.

LEGO Friends also gives players the opportunity to express their individual style and personality through various customization options. Players will be able to pick their character’s outfits, hairstyles, and accessories, select a pet or design and personalize their character’s bedroom. 

LEGO Friends is now available for Nintendo 3DS for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and is rated “E” for everyone.  For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/LegoFriendsVideoGame

Now for the good stuff...I am able to give one of these babies away!
Yay.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

50% off Christmas Cards + Free Shipping!!!

Vistaprint

Now this is a deal!
I need to get the boys together so I can take their photo & cash in on this deal.

Tell me, do you do photo cards for the holidays?



Tuesday, November 12, 2013

150 FREE Prints from Snapfish

Snapfish
I know I send out photos with my Christmas cards & this would be a great way for you to get some free photos & clean out the photos taking up space on your computer or phone.

I know you have some in there.  You know I know!

Well, go get them.

150 FREE 4x6 prints.

WoW!


Monday, November 11, 2013

Coupons & Offers from Carters & OshKosh

Carter's

As a parent, especially of a newborn/infant, Carters is the brand that has stood the test of time.

Carters wears like iron & I found, never holds a stain.

I loved shopping for E there when he was little.

Tell me, are you a fan of Carters?


Free Sample: Prilosec

Prilosec


I can testify this is the best stuff to kill heartburn.
I pretty much live on it.

Request your FREE sample before they are gone!


Friday, November 8, 2013

Ibotta: Money in YOUR Pocket

Ibotta
Have you tried Ibotta yet?
Love it.
Love getting money back.

Click the free app& let me know how you like it!


4 FREE DVD Rentals from Redbox

Redbox
I adore Redbox.
Way cheaper than On-Demand service.

Now you can get 4 Free DVD Rentals.
NICE!




Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Free Subscriptin to American Baby

American Baby Magazine


Great magazine.
Always has coupons in it.
Best of all...it's FREE!



Tuesday, November 5, 2013

How Small Business SEO Services Boost Credibility



What are you currently doing to boost your website rankings? Are you using the right balance of keywords? Have you taken the time to perform some SEO basics such as developing useful content and connecting links with the right websites? OrangeSoda, a small business SEO company, can offer several useful Internet marketing techniques to build your website’s brand. Here are some of the things they will do to boost your credibility, and help you find new customers.




SEO Basics
There are several small business owners that do not understand how to fix the problems with their website. Internet marketing is always changing. You need to understand the SEO basics and how they will enhance your website. Some of the things website owners will learn include the following:

 Correct keyword research and usage

 On-page optimization

 Site accessibility improvements

 Social media marketing

 Link building opportunities

 Universal and vertical search

 Content marketing

 Analytics

Monthly or weekly reporting can help you see the areas where your website is improving. This allows you to know where the customers are focusing their attention, and how you can reach out to them.

Improving Broken Problems
A lot of websites have several problems. Broken links, faulty inbound links, and poor content are just a few of the things that can hurt your website. Improving the problems your website has can boost its credibility. It is important to remember that proper SEO enhancements will take time. This is not something that can happen overnight, and getting the right results will require a lot of time and attention.

Thinking Ahead
When you look at the services, you will find a number of different packages that can be used to boost your website. The goal is to think about fixing the issues now, while focusing attention on the future. Getting your website to be credible in the search engines is a long process. You need to be patient with the Internet marketing world. As you notice links that are repaired, you may see a small uptick in the search engine rankings. This will continue to rise as you focus on the right marketing efforts.

*Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.


Monday, November 4, 2013

$5 off $50 at Home Depot

Home Depot
This could not come at a better time.
With the holidays fast approaching & Home Depot selling some pretty snazzy lawn d├ęcor for the festive season, I will be splurging & getting some with this handy dandy coupon.

How about you?


$3 off Duraflame

Duraflame

Now the time of year to stock up!
Get it now while it's hot...get it?
Hot?
Bahahaha...I kill me.



Friday, November 1, 2013

Car Shopping: All about the Kia Soul



One thing that makes waiting worthwhile is the advancement of technology. Whether you’re waiting for a new phone, a new television, or a new car, the longer you wait, the more options you will have. If you’ve waited long enough, and now is the time for a new car, you may want to read more about the models you’re considering. Read on for the features, ratings, and more information about the Kia Soul in Bridgewater, NJ.




Features and Specs
The latest model features Xenon headlights, which provide better vision for driving at night. The tail lights have also been redesigned in the latest model. The LED lights stretch along the sides of the rear hatch. Where many cars feature heated seats that benefit you in the winter, this one also includes ventilated seats to keep you cool in the summer. The interior is soft-touch, and includes tailored headrests and LED mood lighting. The mood lighting responds to your audio, altering its color and intensity based on the song. The vehicle also has a push start button and a panoramic sunroof.

Ratings and Reviews
Reviewers describe the exterior and interior of this vehicle as being vastly improved but also as being "cute," which customers may or may not appreciate. Reviewers have said there is a considerable amount of passenger space. The sunroof and inside noise level are also points of praise for this car. The criticism is that the steering in this vehicle is challenging. Additionally, the competition may have more powerful acceleration.

Other Information
All the latest technology available can be found in these vehicles. The LCD display allows you to listen to Pandora radio, and there is also an optional rearview camera. The UVO system allows you to control operations in the vehicle with your voice. The cargo area is about 24 cubic feet, and the seats can fold down, offering even more space. Bluetooth is included in the standard model, as are power windows and auxiliary inputs. If you want to test drive a standard model, or experience the benefits of the bonus options, go to a dealership selling the Kia Soul in Bridgewater, NJ, to check one out.

*Disclaimer: This is a sponsored guest post.

Green Giant: Raise A Giant (Giveaway too)

At Green Giant® we know it takes a lot more to raise a healthy child then just getting them to eat their vegetables. Kids these days live in a world that is bigger and scarier than the world we grew up in, and they need help and encouragement to navigate that world with confidence and pride.
Unfortunately one of the hardest things kids have to deal with is bullying. When a child is bullied by a peer it can turn his or her life into a daily gauntlet of fear and anxiety.
That’s why Green Giant® is partnering with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and We Day Minnesota to help parents Raise A Giant and put a stop to bullying in their community.

What Does it Mean To Be A Giant?
Being a giant isn’t about being the biggest or the best. Being a giant means standing up for others. It means lending a hand to those who are in trouble and speaking up for those who sometimes find it hard to speak up for themselves.
Studies show that an effective way to stop bullying is for kids to simply speak up and say, “That’s not okay” when they see bullying happening.
But asking kids to have the courage to stand up to bullying is a tall order and that’s why they need our help.
How Do You Raise A Giant?
We’re asking parents to write a letter to their kids telling them how special they are and encouraging them to be part of the bullying prevention solution by being a giant.
To get started parents can visit our community at RaiseAGiant.com and read the letters others have written.

I am very passionate about not raising a bully.  I tell my Cheeks all the time, the most I want for you is to happy and to be kind.  You must always be kind to others.   Words can hurt more than people realize.  Cheeks at only 7 is already empathetic.  He teases but if I hear him I am all over him like white on rice!

I would love to see you write a letter to your child/children and post it at RaiseAGiant.com

Or tell me, has your child been bullied? Or are they the bully?  How do you help them cope from both ends of the spectrum?

Now you can enter to win a $25 gift card by sharing how you do Raise A Giant.

Check it out: Giveaway good thru Nov 9 at midnight.
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“Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by Green Giant® through MyBlogSpark.”