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Staying Warm on a Budget

We are waking up to chilly mornings here in the Northeast.  It is time to start thinking of ways to help stay warm without raising expenses.
Here are some inexpensive ways to keep warm.

1. Dress in layers.  Wearing layers will help you stay insulated and allow you to add and remove clothing to fit your warmth comfort. Wear a hat.  It is a known fact that heat escapes from your head, so be sure to wear a warm hat or cap.


2. Wear Warm Socks.  I have wool and lined socks that help keep my feet warm on cold days.  You can also keep warm fluffy slippers handy to wear around the house so that you can avoid the cold floors.


3. Drink warm beverages like tea or broth.  They will help to warm you up inside.

4. Warm blankets.  I keep several blankets folded at the bottom of my bed so that I can apply them if I get cold.  I try to keep one light blanket and one thermal blanket.  This way I can use them in layers if I get too cold or too warm. 


5. Open the curtains and shades.  Let the sun shine in duri…
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A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way with A Wish For You

Have you ever searched for the perfect heartfelt gift to send to someone you love with little or no success?  I have too.   Sometimes, I don't want to send an elaborate, meaningless gift.  I like gifts that come from the heart, and A Wish For You has them.

Each gift on their website has special meaning or sentiment and is hand picked by you.  They are small mementos to show you care.

The way their website works is in 3 steps.

First, you  start with the perfect memento that reflects what you want to project to the recipient.  Gifts range from  tokens of appreciation, words of encouragement on items and fun and pampering items as well.


Here is one sweet example of a gift available on the site.  This is cupcake soap in butter cake and frosting scent. Yum!   Who doesn't like to celebrate with cake or the scent of it?  This is perfect for a birthday wish, to send sweet sentiments and so much more.


Next, select the perfect card to accompany your gift.  The cards are beautifully ill…

The 2017 Chicago Toy and Game Fair is Coming! #chitag #playeveryday #toys #games #ad #sponsored

Come Out and Play! November 18th - 19th 2017




Who doesn't love fun and games!  The Chicago Toy and Game Fair is Rolling into town on November 18 and 19, 2017!


What to Expect! 
Interactive Exhibits Test out New Products Before They Hit Retail Shelves Meet Toy and Game Inventors from Around the World Shop for the Hottest New and Classic Toys for the Holidays


EVENTS

Chicago Toy and Game Fair (15th Annual Chicago #ChiTag)Toy and Game Inventor of the Year Awards {Celebrate the Makers of Play!}Young Inventor Challenge {Registration is FREE | Closes October 28 th }Play in Education ConferenceToy and Game Inventor Conference
Check out some great photos from past events!






How to Overcome Pitfalls as a Blogger #sponsored #femaleentrepreneur

I blog because I love to express myself.  I have always had a passion for writing.  I don't blog because I want to be rich or famous.  I blog because I like to be creative and I like to share my thoughts, opinions and reviews with you.  However, I sometimes can get discouraged when my numbers aren't where I project them to be, especially when putting a lot of time and effort into projects.
There is nothing wrong with setting high expectations of yourself as a blogger, however it is important that you keep focused on what is important to you and what your goals are, so that you can overcome any pitfalls that you may face along the way.  
I think that the biggest thing to tackle as a blogger is building up a following.  It doesn't happen overnight.  It can take years to build a strong following across all of your social media outlets, but if you set your sites on it, you can succeed.  Sometimes you can get one campaign that can make you stand out from the crowd.  Who wouldn…

The October Swag Code Extravaganza (US)

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In celebration of Halloween, Swagbucks is holding a Swag Code Extravaganza! It all happens on Wednesday, October, 18th beginning at 7AM PT/10AM ET. 6 Swag Codes worth a total of 40 SB The codes will be all over Swagbucks so be on the lookout!

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Swag Haunt Team Challenge - US

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In need of some extra spending power as we head into the holidays? Swagbucks is holding a Swag Haunt Team Challenge to help you earn free gift cards! For those of you who don't know what Swagbucks is, it's a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web! 
If you've never tried Swagbucks before because you didn't know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes and earn points towards free gift cards and PayPal cash! The challenge is running now and ends on Friday, October 20th at 12pm PT

Here's how you can join the challenge and the site: 1.Click here to join the challenge and be assigned to a team. 2. In addition to earning SB, you'll contribute to your team's total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks. 3. Check back on the page often to see the sc…

Cave Tools Pigtail Turner for Easy BBQ and TAILGATING #sponsored

Cave Tools makes it easy to grab and flip your BBQ meats with their innovative pigtail turners.  




Simply hook and flip


The pigtail turners have a long reach 



Each set come with both a long and short pig tail turner






Keep your hands clean and free from your raw meats.



I found the pigtail flippers to be very well made and sturdy.  They are easy to use and very convenient to have.  I can't wait to try them on a rack of ribs.


Each set comes with a downloadable recipe book.  There is also a tutorial video available.

Cave Tools takes their products very seriously.  If you are ever unsatisfied, you can return for 100% money back guarantee.

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10 Winner QueBébé Bath Kneeler and Elbow Cushion Giveaway! $449.50 TRV! #sponsored

Sponsored By: QueBébé Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy Co-Hosted By: Easter Babe's Theory 10 Winners will receive:  A QueBébé Bath Kneeler and Elbow Cushion ($44.95 RV)! A $449.50 TRV giveaway! The QueBébé Bath Kneeler and Elbow Cushion is going to change your thoughts on giving your little one a bath. With their high-quality materials and an oh-so-cute gender neutral bath-time fun pattern, this makes for a great baby shower gift. So not only you, but your loved ones, can have the same bath time comfort you enjoy. Click here to read Love, Mrs. Mommy's full review!
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Simple Spider Cookies #Halloween #kids #kidcrafts

Halloween is such a fun day filled with spooky treats.  Here is a simple cookie  idea that you can make for your parties or classrooms with your children.  No baking!



Easy Spider cookies.
Ingredients:  fudge striped cookies peanut butter cups frosting (chocolate and orange) candy eyes or sprinkle dots


Start by applying frosting to the top of your peanut butter cup

Press the peanut butter cup onto your cookie

Add orange frosting for eyes



Add sprinkle dots or eye balls


Serve and enjoy!



How simple is that?  Make these with your children for a fun family night.

$200 Cash Creeptacular #giveaway

Trick or Treat! Win big during our $200 cash Creeptacular giveaway! You have the option of choosing between $200 PayPal Cash OR an E-Gift Card of choice! This event was organized by The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island and sponsored by the awesome bloggers, authors, and Etsy shop owners! Make sure to check out all of the awesome fall and Halloween ideas they have by clicking on their blog buttons below. Don't let the ghosts and ghoulies get you, enter at your own risk!




ONE entrant will be selected by the entry form to win $200 PayPal cash OR $200 an e-gift card of choice. Open for entry WW, 18 years and older from 10/10/17 at 12:01 a.m. ET thru 10/31/17 at 11:59 p.m. ET. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. A winner will be chosen after/around November 1, 2017. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to notification email to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. See Rafflecopter for official rules. The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island are responsi…