Friday, September 25, 2015

Mesothelioma Awareness Day: September 26


I want to bring awareness to a Mesothelioma, a form of cancer that is preventable!
A disease I didn't know anything about until recently.

Take a look:


  • Mesothelioma Awareness Day is September 26, 2015 and the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is spreading awareness of the disease and it's causes.
  • Mesothelioma is a very rare cancer, but is completely preventable. Everyone should have access to information on asbestos exposure to keep our families safe, and to encourage world-wide ban on this carcinogen.
  • If you would like to help spread awareness, please donate your social status here: http://www.mesothelioma.com/heather/awareness/#.Veb1FbxVhHw
  • Heather Von St. James is almost a 10 year survivor of mesothelioma, which was caused by exposure to asbestos fibers on her dad's work jacket as a little girl.
  • Heather was diagnosed with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma just months after giving birth to her daughter, she underwent surgery that involved a heated chemotherapy solution & the removal of her left lung.
  • Her and her husband Cameron now work to spread awareness of mesothelioma globally and this is something that everyone should be aware of.
My Poppy worked for Texaco for his entire life.  He was exposed to asbestos for much of his career.  Sadly, that and smoking, contributed to his lung cancer.  He was diagnosed with it and passed away two weeks later.  

Now there is more than can done.  Preventable measures are available to everyone.  Please, please look into this and if you can donate to the cause, please do!

Just take a look at this:



Please feel free to share this blog post, I actually encourage you to because this is something that everyone needs to know about.  Especially because it is an avoidable cancer.  

Thank you.





Saturday, September 12, 2015

Review & #Giveaway: The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crush Brings Us Back to the Garden

 The Biggest Story: How The Snake Crusher Brings Us Back To The Garden by Kevin DeYoung & Illustrated by Don Clark.




First let me tell you, what a great children's book with fantastic pictures.  The pictures are worth framing.  I adore them.


Look at them:





Really, though, this is just the tip of the iceberg with this story.


It is wonderfully written.  Adults will enjoy it just as much as children.  DeYoung writes in a manner that is relatable to everyone.  


Check out this little synopsis:



About the book:
Hardcover: 132 pages
Publisher: Crossway (August 31, 2015)

In The Biggest Story, Kevin DeYoung - a best-selling author and father of six - leads kids and parents alike on an exciting journey through the Bible, connecting the dots from the garden of Eden to Christ's death on the cross to the new heave and new earth.  With powerful illustrations by award-winning artist Don Clark, this imaginative retelling of the Bible's core message-how the Snake Crusher brings us back to the garden-will draw children into the biblical story, teaching them that God's promises are even bigger and better than we think.  

You do not want to miss out on this book.

Actually, you will not have to because I am fortunate enough to get to give one away.



Saturday, September 5, 2015

Just for fun #Giveaway: 2 Coupons for free Turkey Hill Gelato


This is a totally free, just for fun giveaway.

I tried Turkey Hill Gelato.
I liked it.

Now I want you to try it.

So get to getting & enter the giveaway.



Friday, September 4, 2015

Quicken Loans: Hole In One Sweepstakes


Quicken Loans wants to reward one lucky winner with mortgage payments for a year every time an ace is recorded at participating PGA TOUR tournaments.

  • WITH ONE SWING OF THE CLUB, YOU COULD WIN ONE YEAR’S** WORTH OF MORTGAGE PAYMENTS FROM QUICKEN LOANS

  • Every time there’s a hole-in-one at a participating PGA TOUR tournament, you have a chance at enjoying a mortgage-free year from Quicken Loans.

What are you waiting for?
Go!
Go!
Go!





Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Earn Cash or Gift Certificates with You Gov


Let me just tell you how much I love YouGov.
The surveys are never fluffy, always substantial questions that you are giving your opinion on.
I have cashed out 3x's in the last year.
It's not a get rich site but it helps offset some costs here & there.

Go.
Sign up!



Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Securing Specialty Help with House Upgrades

When you remodel your home, you may find that you can do some of the minor work on your own. You can hang pictures, put up a border, or take care of other small tasks that do not require specialized training. However, as you delve deeper into transforming the look and feel of your house, you may realize that you need to hire contractors who can take care of delicate chores like putting in new plumbing. Rather than entrust this job to just anyone, you can make sure that only the most qualified work on your house by taking precautionary steps like securing renovation quotes. This information can reveal how prepared a team of contractors are and how eager a company is to help you.

Vetting bids for such specialized work can be difficult if you know little about it yourself. You may think you have an idea of how much you should be charged. In reality, however, your idea of a price may be too high or too low. Instead of putting yourself at risk of being taken advantage of by unscrupulous contractors, you can use the website to help you vet bids from reputable companies. The companies that bid through the site have reputations for being trustworthy. They also are known as being thorough and professional.

If you were to take time out of your day to sit down and call each plumber in your area, it could take hours, if not days to get all of the information you need. Even then, you may be unsure of which company to hire. By using the online resource, you can get a thorough list of companies that fit within your budget and have the skills needed to handle plumbing installation and upgrades. You can then use the details provided to contact the contractor, knowing how much you will likely pay once the work is finished.

You also may want to rely on companies that make every attempt to be green in their work. You can use the green remodeling tab at the top of the page to get a list of environmentally friendly contractors in your area. This assurance will give you the peace of mind you need to know that the work being done on your house will not negatively affect the environment. Vetting bids and hiring contractors is faster with this website. 

*Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.  I did receive compensation for it.