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The July Referral Bonus - $5 per Referral #sponsored

It's summertime, and Swagbucks has brought a $5 bonus! Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash. 

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $5 bonus! Here's how: 

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before 8/1/17. You'll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it! 

3. If you spend at least $25 through Swagbucks Shop* you'll get another $2 (200 SB) bonus on top of the cash back you'll get from shopping. If you have some shopping to do online, just go to Swagbucks first and visit the store through them. It doesn't cost you anything extra, but you'll get SB points for every dollar you spend (on top of the bonus)! 

That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it …

Swagbucks 4th of July Sale #sale #savings #sponsored

Swagbucks is currently offering double cash back or more at a number of stores for Independence Day. From JC Penney to Lowes, you'll get cash back (in the form of SB points) for buying your gifts online through Swagbucks. They also have offers where you can earn SB points towards free gift cards for things like trying Hulu.

You can find all of the details here. If you haven't signed up for Swagbucks yet, you can also do that at this page and start earning points towards your first free gift card. As a bonus, if you sign up through me a spend at least $25 shopping online through Swagbucks before the first of the month and you'll get a 200 SB bonus - that's $2 in addition to the points you get for each dollar you spend.

These deals will run all the way through Fourth of July! 
Have a safe holiday.
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Salad Inspiration #salads #foodie #lunch #dinner

I am a salad junkie.  I eat them all of the time. I love versatility too  I get bored with eating the same thing over and over.  I love to change up my salads.  Here are some of the salads that I have made, or ordered to give you salad inspiration.  All of these salads can be made using whichever type of dressing you enjoy
The first salad shown is is my absolute favorite.  It is roasted beet and goat cheese salad with arugula, red onion and walnuts.  This salad is dressed in a lemon vinaigrette.

This house salad with grilled chicken makes a perfect meal.  The chicken is charcoal grilled and the salad has lettuce, tomato and red onion.  It is dressed in a red wine vinegar.  I think this would pair well with ranch dressing or Italian, too.



 Romaine lettuce with tomato, red onion, cucumber and croutons tossed in a balsamic dressing.


spring mix lettuce with tomato, red onion, crouton, dry provolone and feta in a white balsamic vinaigrette.


 Blanched green bean salad with red onion and to…

Eco Friendly Wooden Earrings from Green Tree Jewelry @GreenTreeJewelr #green #jewelry #fashionjewlery

If you like unique jewelry pieces, like I do, you will love Green Tree Jewelry.
Green Tree has the cutest assortment of wooden earrings.  They are intricately designed with unique images. 
Just look at the adorable assortment of earrings that Green Tree Jewelry sent me to review.





Ocean Pearl Earrings
I love these earrings.  They remind me of the beach and the pretty colors blend to remind me of the ocean landscape.  They are great for taking on vacation or a cruise.  They are lightweight and comfortable.




Pineapple Earrings
These adorable earrings share the symbol of welcoming.  They are super cute and great for an island vacation, girls night out, pina colada night or a day at the beach.  They make an adorable welcome gift as well, since pineapples are the symbol of hospitality.



Sugar Skull Earrings
These earrings are perfect for Dia De Los Muertos, Halloween, Cinco de Mayo, or any day you want to wear a fun pair of earrings.  These earrings have beautiful vibrant colors.

These earrings are fu…

Earn up to 17,500 SB Children's Fund International #sponsored

Children's Fund International has a special offer until the end of June through Swagbucks where you can earn up to 17,500 SB (that's $175 in gift cards) for making recurring monthly donations and helping support an in-need child, improving their quality of life.

You'll earn SB for each month you keep your sponsorship active - the longer you make valid donations, the more help your sponsor child receives & the more SB you can earn! 

Earn 5,000 SB after your first month’s donation. That’s enough for a $50 gift card! 
Earn 1,500 SB after your second month’s donation. 
Earn 1,500 SB after your third month’s donation.  
Earn 1,500 SB after your fourth month’s donation.  
Earn 1,500 SB after your fifth month’s donation.  
Earn 1,500 SB after your sixth month’s donation. 
Earn 5,000 after your seventh month's donation. 

Click here to make your first donation and earn your first 5000 SB.As my referral, you'll also get a bonus 300 SB paid out in early July.

Haven't tried Swag…

June Swago US #sponsored

Swagbucks is holding their Swago promotion starting Tuesday, June 27th at 9am PDT! It's just like bingo, but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you're thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it.       
The best part is that the points you get can be used to get free gift cards to places like Amazon, or PayPal cash!        

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points - if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 550 SB bonus! That's enough for a $5 gift card in our Rewards Store.

Click hereto sign up and get started! If you sign up through my link and earn 300 SB before the first of next month, you'll get a bonus 300 SB!


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Fireworks and Kids Safety and Information #kids #safety

Fireworks are pretty to look at, but they can be very dangerous if not properly handled.  I personally like to leave it to the professionals, when it comes to fireworks. They are trained in handling them. In my state, we have strict laws when it comes to fireworks, but in many states they are legal to use.  If you enjoy using fireworks, learn how to handle them first.  
Many parents let their little ones play with sparklers.  Sparklers are dangerous in the hands of little ones.  First of all they burn at very high temperatures. Second, they need to be held a certain distance from flammable materials, like clothing, and little arms are too short.
Here are some facts about sparklers from the New York State Homeland Security and Emergency Service.
FACTS:  • Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 F 
• In 2013 there were 8 deaths and 11,400 reported injuries in the United States related to fireworks. Sparklers accounted for 31% of these injuries. Many of these injuries were to peo…

Rainy Day #Family Fun Ideas

I never let a little rain get in the way of a good time with the family.  Here are some fun rainy day activities that you can enjoy with yours.

Go to the museum.  


There are so many wonderful museums.  I especially  love strange and unusual museums. You may have many close by that you don't realize are even there.  Do a little research and you will discover a whole new world of knowledge.
Here is a museum directory by state.
http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/

Visit a local recreation center.


Maybe museums aren't your thing.  How about an indoor water park or playground?  Many states have indoor recreation.  See if any is available in your area.  You can even visit your local YMCA for fun activities.
http://www.ymca.net/

Have an indoor camping party!


Set up some make shift tents using sheets, or if you have the room, set up a tent inside.  You can improvise and make some smores in the kitchen.  Turn off all of the lights and tell scary stories by flashlight and make shadow puppets.

UPDATED: Get $20 when you sign up for Hulu #sponsored

Now is the time to sign up for Hulu and experience tv in a new way.

If the father in your life is a TV lover, you can get him the gift of a month of Hulu and get paid to do it. Thanks to an offer through Swagbucks, you get $20 (paid in the form of points called SB) for trying Hulu for a month. That will cost you $7.99, so you're making $12 on the deal!

Hulu has tons of current and classic programming, movies, brilliant original series, and more. Here's how you do it:

1. Click this link
2. Create your Swagbucks account (takes 30 seconds)
3. Click "Continue" and sign up for Hulu
4. Enjoy Hulu! You should have your points within 30 minutes.


Haven't tried Swagbucks yet? They're a site where you earn points (called SB) for doing things like online shopping, watching videos, taking surveys, and discovering deals and services you might like to try (like Hulu!). You then take those points and turn them into free gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmar…

Ways to Save for a Summer Vacation

It's Summer! It's time for picnics in the park, days at the beach and  fun in the sun.  A few years ago I started to brainstorm about easy ways to save for vacations with my family.  Here are some of the ways that I save money for vacation.
I save my coin change.  Every time I go to the store or purchase something, I put the change in a  jar.  It is amazing how quickly that change adds up.  Within a year I usually accumulate a few hundred dollars.

Open a vacation savings account at your local bank and deposit a set amount each week into it.
Make grocery lists and stick to them.  It is so easy to walk into a food store and pick up things we never intended to buy in the first place. By sticking to your intended grocery list, you can save a lot of money over the year.  Give it a try.
Set weekly allowances and budgets.  Allow a certain amount of money per week for entertainment, food, shopping etc.  Whatever money is left over for the week, put in a vacation fund envelope.
Pick u…

Swago: nCrave Edition

Attention Swagbucks Members!
Swago: nCrave Edition starts on Swagbucks today at 9am PT/12pm PT! nCrave Swago is just like regular Swago except all of the squares are nCrave activities to complete. Like regular Swago, complete as many nCrave Swago squares as you can to get the biggest SB Bonus possible. You’ll get a new nCrave Swago Board each day at 9am PT/12pm ET so come back each day to complete your nCrave Swago Board and claim your SB Bonus.

On Tuesday June 20th, head to your nCrave Swago Board and hit “Join”. Each square on your nCrave Swago Board will contain a specific nCrave activity to complete. Once you complete the nCrave activity in a particular square the square will change color signifying the nCrave activity is complete. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern each day so choose wisely. Each day you will have a NEW nCrave Swago Board which will appear at 9AM PT/12PM ET. This means that you must submit your nCrav…

Cash For Coupons #sponsored

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Swagbucks is the web’s most popular rewards program that gives you free gift cards and cash for the everyday things you already do online. Whenever you shop, watch videos or search the web, Swagbucks gives you points called SB. You can use your SB to redeem gift cards to hundreds of your favorite stores. 
And with Swagbucks, it pays to save. Did you know you can earn free gift cards by redeeming coupons at your grocery store? By clipping coupons through Swagbucks, you can earn 10 SB for every coupon used. I have been a member of Swagbucks for a few years and have earned hundreds of dollars in gift cards and Paypal from them.
The Swagbucks coupon page lets me browse through the most recent coupons and cater it to my shopping list, from cereal to laundry detergent to pet food. I love saving money when I shop and I am always looking for ways to keep more of my money in my pocket.  With Swagbucks, not only am I saving money on my groceries, but I am …

Hey Guys! Get Your Game On with Game Face Grooming @gfgrooming #mensgrooming #men #athletes #sponsored

I use face and body wipes all of the time.  They are convenient and sanitary.  Game Face Grooming is a line of wipes for men.  These wipes are great for work or gym bags and great for every day use.   I would recommend to keep a set in your office desk as well. 


I gave my husband and son the opportunity to try the Game Face body wipes and they both gave them a thumbs up. My husband and son both like to work out at the gym regularly.  I recommended these wipes to them.  I was sent a package of the deodorizing wipes and asked them both to try them.  They liked that they could easily transport the wipes and that it had a stay closed seal.  They also liked that the wipes were so sanitary and effective.  Each said that they would like the wipes for keeping in their lockers or duffel bags for the gym and for at work.  They are both first responders.

Game face wipes are also great for anyone who plays sports or likes to travel.

The wipes are available in:
Cleansing - for face and body
Cooli…

Thrift Shops, Antique Malls and Flea Markets are My Passion #visitpa

I have always had a passion for vintage items.  Not only do I find their simplicity to be a breath of fresh air, but I love the memories that are attached to them.
Primitive items always catch my attention when I am out at Antique Malls.  In case you have never been to an antique mall, it is a large building that is broken down inside, into booths, that house different vendors.  It is almost like being at an organized flea market.  Each booth usually houses a different theme of items from sports, toys, Americana, pottery, tins, automotive, etc.
One of my favorite places to visit antique shops and malls is Pennsylvania.  It is my home away from home.  There are so many shops, I couldn't begin to name or visit them all.
Here are a few items that caught my attention on my recent visit to Duncannon, Pennsylvania.  There is an old Sled Works building there that was converted into an antique mall and museum.  If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend that you visit it.  It is nes…

A Parent's Guide to Summer Safety for Social Media #safety #children

Hey Parents and Guardians!  Summer time is here, which means there will be lots of idle time for your children.  In a world of virtual reality, there will be many occasions that your children will be on some sort of social media channel.
Keeping our children safe is important when it comes to social media.  One popular app that children use is Snapchat.  It is a fun app that many teens use.  It is important for parents to understand how Snapchat works.  Here is a video from Safe, Smart and Social that thoroughly explains Snapchat and any safety concerns you may want to address with your child about the app.

I hope this video gives you a better understanding of how Snapchat works and addresses any safety concerns you may have.  Be sure to check out more of the online safety videos from Safe, Smart and Social as well.
Have a Safe Summer!





Get $25 through Gamefly #gamers #sponsored

If the dad in your life is a gamer, Swagbucks (the online rewards site that puts cash back in your wallet) has an AMAZING offer through Gamefly where you get 2500 SB (which is the equivalent of $25 in gift cards) for signing up.    

Gamefly allows you to rent games for lots of different consoles including Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, PS3, PS4, etc, with no late fees ever. Members can also play 100’s of PC games for free! You can try it out for 2 months at a price of $10 AND get 2500 SB by using this link!    

Haven't tried Swagbucks yet? This is a great way to do it, and when you sign up through the link above and get your 2500 SB, you'll get a bonus 300 SB at the beginning of July.

Get your game on and earn SB!

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Get $15 when you sign up for Hulu #sponsored #ad

If the father in your life is a TV lover, you can get him the gift of a month of Hulu and get paid to do it. Thanks to an offer through Swagbucks, you get $15 (paid in the form of points called SB) for trying Hulu for a month. That will cost you $7.99, so you're making $7 on the deal!

Hulu has tons of current and classic programming, movies, brilliant original series, and more. Here's how you do it:

1. Click this link.
2. Create your Swagbucks account (takes 30 seconds)
3. Click "Continue" and sign up for Hulu
4. Enjoy Hulu! You should have your points within 30 minutes.


Haven't tried Swagbucks yet? They're a site where you earn points (called SB) for doing things like online shopping, watching videos, taking surveys, and discovering deals and services you might like to try (like Hulu!). You then take those points and turn them into free gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

This is a great time to join because when you sign…

Sweet Treat Team Challenge - US #ad #sponsored

To help make your June a little sweeter, Swagbucks is holding a fun 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! Their latest, the "Swag Wars" Team Challenge, begins Monday, June 12th at 8am 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. Starting June 12th at 8am PDT, in addition to earning SB you'll contribute points to your teams total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks.

3. Check back on the page often to see the scores and what you've contribute so far.   

All members who participate …

June Collector's Bills #Sponsored

What's sweeter than Summer? Swagbucks Collector's Bills!  "Collector's Bills" are special designs that you win randomly while searching the web with Swagbucks' Yahoo-powered search engine. Collect all 6 and you get an additional SB Bonus! Once you've collected enough SB, you can redeem them for gift cards to stores like Amazon, PayPal Cash, and many more! Here's all the information for this week's Collector's Bills: Search the webthrough the Swagbucks search startingMonday, June 5th throughSunday, June 11th, and when you get a search win, you may get a special Collector’s Bill valued at either: 5 SB8 SB10 SB11SB14 SB22 SBWhen you get a Collector’s Bill you’ll receive the value of the bill and the bill will be added to your “Collector’s Bills” ledger. Collect all 5 Collector’s Bills and you’ll instantly earn a20 SB Bonus! Keep searching til you find them all!

Not a member of Swagbucks?  Be sure to join today and start earning SB for things you alre…

Affordable Luxury Hammock for your Pet #PetMagasinCats #PetMagasinDogs #dogs #cats #kittens

I received this pet hammock from Petmagasin and I love it.

This hammock required assembly.  The assembly was so simple.  All I needed was a Philips screwdriver.  The instructions were very easy to follow, and I had it assembled is less than 20 minutes.  I did a pretty good job if I may say so.






The materials of this hammock are very sturdy and well made.  It even comes with an extra canopy.  My cat spends much of the day sleeping and she loves to lounge on the hammock.  My cat is a senior cat and she is big.  She fit on the hammock fine.  She loves to lie on it with her little foot hanging on the side.  She looks so adorable!

The dimensions on this bed are suitable for any size cat or a small dog.  Here are the dimensions:



As you can see, the size is pretty roomy for most small pets, and looks very attractive in my room.
To learn more about this product, please visit: https://www.petmagasin.com/
You can purchase this hammock on Amazon by visiting:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FN1ANCU



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