Feb 28, 2011

Helping entrepreneurs avoid scams

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Would you know if someone was scamming you?
Some may think that it was easier to determine that it really is.
Help determining if someone is scamming you would be nice, right?

Who?
Where?
How?

Since most entrepreneurs are unfamiliar with the process in which banks go through when selecting who they will finance, wouldn't it be nice if you had help from a more knowledgeable resource?


Ready to venture into the business world but scared to take the leap?
How will you know if your money is being invested in the right direction?
Who can you trust?

These are all important questions in the mind of a young entrepreneur.

I'll be honest, just thinking about all of this makes my head spin so I could only imagine what it would be like to actually be "in the moment" and needing help NOW.

I would much rather hear about success stories than about someone else getting scammed.



No pinching allowed!

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Trying to trap a leprechaun?
Here's a leprechaun trap from Family Fun!

Yum! Shamrock Shakes


Feb 24, 2011

Diamonds are a girl's best friend

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"Will you marry me?"



Hearing those words will make a girl's heart go pitter patter.
But ya know what's even better? What comes AFTER hearing those words....
Ok, maybe not but diamond engagement rings are pretty awesome too!

The perfect ring doesn't have to cost a fortune. Afterall, it's the thought that counts.
BUT women like to show off their bling. MEN TAKE NOTE!

Be careful when choosing the right engagement ring. Be thoughtful! Think about what your fiancee would like don't go off of some salesmen's advice and buy the first diamond solitaire rings that you come across. BELIEVE ME!

Why would you choose that ring? Does it remind you of your lady? Have a story to tell. We dig that kind of stuff too!

We like to ooh and ahh over the "proposal" story. That's just how we are wired.

Now, I've already got the diamond engagement ring but I sure would like one of those eternity rings. (hint hint)
Ok, let's dish!

How did your significant other propose? The bling, details!
How special did he make it?
If you happen to be of the male species....Take note! lol

Feb 22, 2011

Create your own onesies with Freezer Paper

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I found this tutorial for freezer paper onesies over at This and That.

Stock up on onesies now and make your baby one of a kind designs!


More Onesie ideas :



Baby Baby Baby.....Ooooh!

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Let's see what's new in the "baby world".

Ok?

I think these are pretty neat especially if you want to document babies growth process month by month...

Monthly Onesie Stickers from Purple Possom

Announce your pregnancy with this Bundle of Joy card by FlyAKite


How beautiful is this diaper cake?
Get your own at Brown Eyed Baby Boutique 

Toes? I know....I know...
I usually don't care for them but BABY TOES are a different story.


Check out Precious in Polka Dots by ToeBlooms

OH BABY!

Feb 20, 2011

Heavy Machinery

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I watch a lot of things on tv. A LOT OF THINGS If I'm flipping the channel and something catches my eye then I will stop and watch. The same thing applies when I am in public. I have always been slightly amused or curious (whatever you would like to call it) by warehouses. No, not the warehouse in general but more of what happens INSIDE the warehouse/factory. 

I remember taking field trips as a kid and I was always amazed at the conveyor systems. It was just something so neat to watch a product slide from one station to the next. Yes, I also watch my groceries slide down the counter. Maybe I'm weird? Don't answer that!

Seeing the product slide down from one area to the order picking system was just a big deal back then.

It seemed like there was a machine for everything. One to put the product in it's package, One to inspect, One to print and apply shipping label....It was just task after task all handled by machinery.

Does anyone else find this fascinating or am I just crazy?
I'm pretty sure those that work in that environment are shaking their heads right now.


Feb 19, 2011

Pregnancy Vlog Week #11

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See my "I ate too much chocolate this week" baby bump at the end....


Feb 18, 2011

Fun Finds from Crafty Chicks

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Donut Bites from Pampers, Playdates and Parties


Make your own gumball machine candyjar with this tutorial from I Heart Naptime.
(made from a terracotta plant pot and glass bowl)


Let's talk about CUTE! These Nilla Wafer creations are adorable.
from Flexible Dreams


Feb 17, 2011

St Patrick's Day ideas

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Make your own pot of gold *tutorial from Makes and Takes


Check out this Leprechaun Lunch idea from Gourmet Mom on the Go

Make your own Leprechaun beard with No Time For Flashcards tutorial

Rainbow cookies aka Playdough cookies anyone? YUM!




Saving Money is FUN!

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I suppose that I'm on some sort of "Bargain Finding" kick today. (As you can see from my posts.) Afterall, everyone loves a good bargain, right?

Whether you are saving via a coupon or receiving free shipping. Discounts are nice!

Offers.com is your one stop shop for deals, coupons, sales and special offers through many companies.

Such categories that you can choose from are Travel & Entertainment, Computers & Electronics, Fashion, Beauty and many more.

As you know, I am pregnant with baby #4 so I am always hunting down the best deals on baby supplies and clothing.

I did a search on Offers.com and came up with the following :

Save $5 on baby items of $50 and more at KMart.

Receive and additional 25% off Spring reductions at Children's Place

Lil Loose jeans are 71% off at Gap!

See, you can be saving some major dough just by searching.

Head on over there and see what you can SAVE ON!

Free sample of NEW Ocean Spray Sparkling Juice Drinks!

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All you have to do is "like" Ocean Spray on facebook. Then go to the FREE SAMPLES section and enter your info! 

Hurry...

Free shipping on ANY Umi Shoes order

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Jump into Spring! Thomas the Tank and Friends dvd

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Be in good cheer…Spring is finally here! 

 Welcome Spring with this fully loaded collection of eight episodes at an incredible value! Thomas & Friends™, Fireman Sam™, Barney™, Bob the Builder™, Kipper™ Roary the Racing Car™, Angelina Ballerina™ and Timmy Time™ are all featured on Jump Into Spring, arriving on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand February 15, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. 

 With over an hour of fun, the DVD features premiere preschool content including the all-new CG animated series of Thomas & Friends, Angelina Ballerina, Bob the Builder and Fireman Sam. It also provides sneak peeks of two brand-new preschool series making their debuts on DVD in early 2011 – Roary the Racing Car seen exclusively on broadcast on Sprout® and Timmy Time, the all-new hit TV series on Playhouse Disney.
DVD EPISODES

· Thomas & Friends – “Don’t Go Back”

· Fireman Sam – “Three-Legged Race”

· Barney – “A Game For Everyone”

· Bob the Builder – “Dizzy and the Wheelies”

· Kipper – “The Big Race”

DVD BONUS EPISODES

· Roary the Racing Car – “Big Chris’ Big Workout”

· Angelina Ballerina – “Angelina Cheerleader”

· Timmy Time – “Timmy Wants to Win”

Feb 16, 2011

Fun Food

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Food always taste better when it looks like this :

babybel cheese girls from cutefoodfromkids

Leprechaun O'Riley by Little Nummies


Check out this Smiley pancake bento from kooky culinary


reviving the personal blog

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I'm sure I'll probably say that ten to twenty more times.

Hey, at least I'm trying!



Feb 15, 2011

Re-listed a few hair bows

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I'm also ready to get back into the DUNGEON and create new designs.

What would you like to see?
Color Combos?

Feb 12, 2011

Big G Cereals and Hot Wheels giveaway *closed*

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And the winner is . . . .



Congrats Diane! I will be emailing you shortly.
Special thanks to everyone else for entering!


I like cereal.
My kids like cereal.
We like cereal A LOT!

Do you like cereal?
If so, keep reading....

Big G cereals provides healthy breakfast choices for your family.

And NOW Select Big G cereals are providing oodles of fun for your kiddos...

Inside each participating cereal box (Cheerios® 14 oz, Cinnamon Toast Crunch® 17 oz, Lucky Charms® 16 oz, Reese’s Puffs® 18 oz, and Cookie Crisp® 15.6 oz), you’ll be able to “gas and go” with one of four custom-designed collectible Hot Wheels® pullback racers. Each car contains a code to unlock an exciting online racing game.
Vroom Vroom!


Participating cereals above contain whole grains.

Have your cereal and Have your fun at the same time!


Would you like to win (5) boxes of cereal with (5) collectible hot wheels pull back racers?

Leave me a comment below.
Tell me what your favorite Big G cereal is.

One lucky winner will receive all (5) boxes of cereal above!

This giveaway ends on Saturday, Feb 19th


My Blog Spark on behalf of General Mills provided the above mentioned boxes of cereal to us for this feature post. They will also be providing the winner with the prize pack (5 boxes of cereal). We were not compensated in any other form.

Feb 11, 2011

Tea Collection

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Looking for cute girls dresses?

Search no further....

Tea Collection has some of the most darling designs that I have come across lately.

Boutique designs that won't break the bank either.

Not only do they offer adorable dresses but they also have a wide selection of tops, leggings, pajamas and mix and match sets.

The mix and match sets come with 5-6 pieces of clothing (leggings, tops or dresses). These would be perfect for my little fashionista as she is always changing up her "style" several times each day.

The Tea Collection has not overlooked the boys either. 
With stylish jeans and tees they are sure to make a big impression.

I can't wait until we find out what the baby's gender is. I am definitely going to be stocking up on all things BABY!

Head on over to Tea Collection.com and start shopping.


Feb 10, 2011

Introducing ....The Lil Bean (Baby's first photo)

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This was last week. Baby was about the size of a Kidney Bean. This week Baby Center says the baby is about the size of a grape.

All this talk of food is making Mommy hungry now : )

Due date is September 9th. Wouldn't it be neat to have HE/SHE on 9/10/11?

Yeah, I thought so too.

Follow our VLOG on Youtube for more baby updates!


Leather Journals

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Do you have a hard time buying for the men in your life? I DO!
I can't tell you how many times that I have been in the store walking up and down every single aisle looking for a gift only to come out with either cologne or a wallet. Yes, those are my "GO TO" items to buy when nothing else catches my eye.

It's hard to buy for the men in my family. 

I'm about to let you in on a secret though. Shh! Don't tell my husband.
Since his both his birthday and Father's Day is coming soon, I am going to be prepared.

I may just get him a leather journal. 
**I love the smell of leather!**



Just this morning he pulled out one of those spiral notebooks. You know the ones...
I had assumed it was for our daughter's school notes but instead he told me that it was for him.
HUH?
He said that he was going to use it as his journal.

AHA!
You see where I'm going with this, right?

That will be his gift. Not just a journal but a nice LEATHER journal.

I happen to think that leather journals would be the perfect gift idea for any man! What do you think?

Hurry! 4 days remaining....

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Anyone out there like me?
Oh you know the type....

Uh, How shall I put this?

Someone who waits to the last minute to shop for a holiday

Yeah, that's what I am.

Every single holiday, I am running around picking up the leftover candies and stuffed bears. Even on Halloween, You can find me scouring through the costumes just hoping to find a full ensemble. I.AM.BAD.

What are you getting your loved one for Valentine's Day this year.

You do know that it is in 4 days, right???

I'll give you a little hint about what I want.

CANDY!



Did you read that sweet hubby? hmmm??

I'll tell you who has the best chocolate candies.

See's Candies

MMMM I can almost taste them now.

Have you ever bought from them before? 
Of course, their candy is good enough to eat any day of the week and not just on Valentine's Day.

Come to think of it, I may go ahead and place an order now.

A girl can buy her own Valentine's Day gift, right?

(We'll just give the receipt to hubby.) :snicker:

Feb 7, 2011

Treat yourself on Valentine's Day

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Treat Yourself on Valentines Day!
When was the last time you treated yourself to something you need AND something you want? Think about the last time you went to get your eyeglasses prescription, did you opt out of buying a new pair of eyeglasses frames at the store because the cost was too high? Now’s the time to buy eyeglasses on line - so treat yourself to something you need AND something you want.

Eyeglasses can change your entire look simply by acting as a fashion accessory! If you’re not a fan of big bold eyeglasses frames like the retro eyeglasses that are all the rage - try on a pair of rimless eyeglasses, they’re subtle and mysterious.

GlassesUSA.com is having a HUGE sale for Valentines Day - which means you can spend on you AND pick out a pair of mens eyeglasses for your husband! Right now, you can save and treat yourself!




- Take $10 off any order of $100 or more when you use the code: 10FS

- Take $15 off any order of $150 or more when you use the code: 15FS

- Take $30 off any order of $200 or more when you use the code: BeMyValentine
Use any of these coupons and get FREE SHIPPING to anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. The offers above also include designer eyeglasses, so if you’ve had your eye on a pair of designer frames - now’s the time to buy!


 All sales end on February 14, 2011.

Feb 5, 2011

Superbowl Yummies

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What types of foods will you be serving this year?

Need more ideas?

Check below!

KitKat bars, Oh MY!






And one more dessert to snack on ....




Which team are you cheering for?

Be Mine ARGH!! (Pirate Valentine's Day cards)

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How cute are these cards?


Pirate Valentines from mer mag

Pancake Art

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I am amazed at some of the pancake art creations that I have come across.

Check them out !

beehive pancake art by Jim's pancakes

rainbow pancakes by flapjacksociety

puppydog pancake art by tasteofhome


and here are some more of Jim's Pancakes creations....
He has talent!


Do you make pancake art?
 

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