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Follow Me on Youtube for a Chance to Win New Empyrean Sheets #Giveaway #Bedding

I have a new Empyrean sheet giveaway for my Youtube subscribers

These sheets are buttery soft and have smart solution corner straps to help keep them in place.  They are available in a array of beautiful colors and all sizes.
They are available on Amazon.
The Only Smart Solutions Super Fit Corner Straps That Will Make Your Life Easier – Stop the Struggle of Messy Loss Sheets Always Coming Off Your Mattress. These Soft and Fancy, Microfiber Super Fit Fitted Sheets Feature the Smart Solution Additional Thick Elastic Straps on All 4 Corners of the Fitted Sheet to Hold Your Sheets in Place, You'll Enjoy a Comfortable Sleep With a Tight and Snug Sheet All Night Long. the Only Handy Deep Pockets They Will Easily Fit to Any Type of Mattress.IT’S TIME TO LIVE THE EMPYREAN 5-STAR EXPERIENCE - Our premium all-in-one bedding set is here to turn your master or guest bedroom into a 5-star hotel suite with the luxuriously soft fabric and sleek, stylish design! Never before have you come across suc…

Enter to win Children Books With Positive Messages @WorthyPub #BabyBibleBooks, #WorthyKidsIdeals

It is so important to set good examples for our children.  Children begin to learn and imitate at very young ages.
Worth Publishing has two new books  from their God our Maker series, written by Gary Bower, with positive messages, that teach children how God loves them and the world around them.
In God Paints the World by Gary Bower, children are shown the colorful world of animals and nature, and their habitats.  It teaches children about the different animals and colors through beautifully illustrated pages written in rhyming sentences.

In God Loves the World, children explain that no matter how different we are from one another, be it by where we live, disabilities, or race, social stature, we are all loved by God.  

These beautifully illustrated books, with their wonderful messages, are available from Worthy Publishing, by visiting:
God Paints the World: God Loves the World:

For a chance to win a set of these books, enter via the Rafflecopter…

NeoStrata Sheer Hydration SPF 35 #neostrataskincare #GotItFree

Disclosure:  I received this product to review, free of charge.

I hate that my skin is changing as I begin to go through menopause.  Two things that bother me most are age spots that I have started to get, as well as losing skin firmness.  Those changes began to take place the past two years.  I don't want to cover up my age spots with heavy makeup and I certainly do not want to go through any type of face lift or plastic surgery.  So I have been looking for a product to help address these issues.
NeoStrata has a product that addresses these two key areas, and I am very excited about it! The product is  NeoStrata Sheer Hydration SPF 35.  The main reason I was excited to use this product is because it helps to reduce the appearance of dark spots.  One of the key ingredients in this product is NeoGlucosamine®,  it has been clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of the dark spots.  You can see in this photo that I have dark spots on my chin area and cheeks.

Together with bro…

August Swago US #sponsored #swagbucks

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Swagbucks is holding their Swago promotion starting Monday, August 28th 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 500 SB bonus! That's enough for a $5 gift card in their Rewards Store.  

Click here to 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!

Get $28 to try Gamefly through the end of the month! #sponsored #gaming

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Swagbucks (the online rewards site that puts cash back in your wallet) has an AMAZING offer through Gamefly where you get 2800 SB (which is the equivalent of $28 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 2800 SB by using this link

You must be Swagbucks member to take advantage of this offer. If you're not a member, you'll be prompted to sign up for Swagbucks first, which takes less than 30 seconds!

If you haven't tried Swagbucks yet, this is a great time to do it, since you'll get a bonus 300 SB at the beginning of August. That means you get $31 total (3100 SB) for spending $10 on a 2-month Gamefly subscription!

Get $30 when you sign up for Hulu #sponsored #hulu

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If you're a TV lover, Hulu is running a special on their offer through Swagbucks this weekend only: You'll get $30 (paid in the form of points called SB) for trying Hulu for a month. That will cost you $7.99, so you're making $22 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. You need to be a Swagbucks member to take advantage of this offer, and if you don't have an account you can create on here, which takes 30 seconds.  
2. Click "Continue" and sign up for Hulu
3. Enjoy Hulu! You should have your points within 30 minutes. You must be a first time Hulu member to receive SB for this offer.

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 …

What Causes Lack of #Sleep and Tips For Getting a Better Night's #Rest

Disclosure:  The solutions made in this post are suggestions.  I am not a medical professional and don't profess to be one.  Always speak to your doctor about any disorders or medical conditions you may have so that they can give you the best advice to fit your needs.

I admit that I do not sleep well.  As a matter of fact, I am lucky if I get 5-6 hours of steady sleep a night.  I am easily woken by noise and my family works odd hours, so I am usually being awoke by closing doors, stair squeaks and general home noises.  There are many reasons that people can suffer from lack of sleep.  .
I wanted to find out ways that I can get a better sleep, so I turned to for help.  This is what they advise.
Hormones - If you are pregnant, are going through menopause, or have thyroid disease, chances are you are not sleeping well.  The night sweats, over stimulated nervous system and side effects can easily keep you awake.
Solutions- Speak to your doctor about your symptoms. They may pr…

Swagbucks Back To School Sale! (US Only) #sponsored

Through September 8th you'll get double cash back (in the form of SB points) or more when you shop for Back to School essentials at your favorite retailers through Swagbucks. They also have offers where you can earn SB points towards free gift cards for trying school-related products and services. Then you can take all the SB points you earn and use them to get gift cards and PayPal cash!

Click here to see all of the deals they're running, and if you sign up through me during this sale you'll get $10 for making your first purchase! That's in addition to the normal SB you get for your purchases.

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LIMITED TIME - Get $20 when you sign up for Gillette On Demand #sponsored

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Gillette has an offer through Swagbucks where you get $20 (paid in the form of points called SB) when you make your first purchase through Gillette on Demand. If you make a basic purchase using the "On Demand" option, it will cost you around $10, so you're making $10 on the deal. This offer has limited availability, so you'll want to take advantage of it now.

With Gilette On Demand you can get regular refills for your Gillette razors delivered to your door, or choose the On Demand options and order them whenever you need them just by sending a text! Here's how you take advantage of this offer.

1. Click this link. You must be a Swagbucks member to take advantage of this offer, so if you're new you'll have the opportunity to create your account here, which takes less than 30 seconds.
2. Click "Continue" and make your first Gillette On Demand purchase. 
3. That's it! You should have your points within 30 minute…

Get $25 to try Gamefly #sponsored

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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

You must be Swagbucks member to take advantage of this offer. If you haven't tried Swagbucks yet, this is a great time to do it, since you'll get a bonus 300 SB at the beginning of August.

That means you get $28 total (2800 SB) for spending $10 on a 2-month Gamefly subscription!

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Arino 2 in 1 Hair Straightening Brush - Ceramic and Ionic #sponsored

I received the Arino 2 in 1 Hair Straightening Brush to test out and I have to say that I am really impressed with how quickly and well it works.
My first video here explains the functionality of the brush

This video shows a quick demo of the brush at work

After trying out the brush, I have to say that it does what it says.  It actually worked quicker than I thought it would.  It heated up really fast and I gave my sister a quick brush through on her slept in hair.  It straightened it out fast and gave it a really pretty shine as well.
Here is the before and after photos of my sister's hair.  This was just a 5 minute brush through with the Arino 2 in 1 Hair Straightening brush.

You can see how much smoother and shinier her hair looks.
If you would like to purchased the Arino 2 in 1 Hair Straightening brush,  this brush is available on Amazon.

Disclosure:  I received this product free of charge to review.  I was not required to do a positive review.  My review is based on my own p…

Swag Luau Team Challenge - US #sponsored

Put on your lei, enjoy some Slack-key guitar, and get ready to eat some Kalua Pork, because Swagbucks is holding a Luau 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! The challenge, begins Monday, August 14th at 8am PT, but you can pre-register starting on Friday, August 11th!

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 August 14th 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 sco…

Free 2-day Shipping for #College Students from Amazon #college #students #savings #ad

Did you know that as a college student you can save 50% on a Prime membership and receive FREE 2-day shipping?
If you like shopping on Amazon for all of your college essentials, including books, why not get extra savings with this great deal from Amazon Prime Student?
Click on the ad above for more details.

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My Sleep Number Store Experience #MySleepNumberStore #ad

My Sleep Number is 35!

I never realized how comfortable I could be on a mattress until I visited the Sleep Number store at my local Westfield Mall.
My sales associate Craig was awesome!  

He was so knowledgeable about the mattresses and explained all of the different ones to me.    He also explained my sleep number to me and showed me what a difference it made on the pressure on my back. 

My husband and I are actually in the market for a new mattress and my next one is going to be a Sleep Number.  
I especially loved the i8 bed.  It is a split top mattress with separate adjustable sides.  The top and bottom both can be raised and lowered individually with the adjustable base option.  The mattress has a temperature balancing sleep surface.  It is soft to the touch.  I even have the option of adding a massage option!

The i10  360 Smart bed was great as well.  It actually has a built in monitor that self adjusts to get me in the most comfortable position.  It even has an optional feet h…

Don't Let Anything Hold You Back #goals #aspirations #stigma

This was a really good week for me.  I lost 3 lbs.  I didn't do anything different this week from the other weeks.  I guess my body just readjusted itself.  That is how it is sometimes on the weight loss train.  You will lose a bit, taper off, plateau, lose again.    I know personally that I can be doing everything right and not lose an ounce.  But that doesn't mean I am not losing inches, or gaining muscle or confidence.  Stick with your plan and in the long run, you will see results.

On another topic,  I wanted to talk about how we can sometimes let the things other people do or say, or the perception we may have of what other people think or say, effect us emotionally.
Do you ever go out to dinner and think of having dessert, but do not order it because you are afraid that the waiter or waitress will think negative things about you?  How about not going to the gym or not wearing an outfit because you fear what others will think or say about you?   
Don't allow yourself …

Kid's Musical Instrument Giveaway #sponsored

Sponsored By: pBuzz Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy **4 Winner Giveaway**  Each winner will receive a pBuzz Musical Instrument ($29.95 RV) A total giveaway value of $119.80!What is pBuzz? Designed by a team of British musicians the pBuzz is a completely new musical instrument. The brightly colored, light and smooth curved edged product has been designed specifically for mini musicians’ little hands. Simple and easy to play the mouthpiece makes it the perfect introduction to brass playing for early learners. Research has shown that youngsters who have early exposure to musical instruments develop areas of the brain that relate to social, language and reasoning skills, as well as memory. The buzz can also help develop a child’s sensory and fine motor skills, encourage self-expression, stimulate imagination and creativity, build confidence and nurture their natural music talents.
Open To US and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 8/9 2:00 PM EST through 8/30 11:59PM EST Entry-Form Disclosu…

Rocco Basile Interviews #photography #photographer #sponsored

Rocco Basile Interviews Today I welcome photojournalist Rocco Basile of Rocco Basile Photography to talk about getting the shot, equipment, and artistic motivation.
Q. How do you create the perfect photo setting?
A. In the studio, it's about having a plain background to bring the focus to the subject. The subject becomes the setting. Capturing their essence through their common facial expressions and body language becomes my goal. In nature, finding the angle or view others miss provides the unique setting. For instance, Ansel Adams captured nature views many had visited, but chose unique views that captured their expanse and depth.
Q. Which photographer influenced you and why?
A. Adams influences my travel photography. I carry over what I observe in his images to all of my black and white photography. He mastered light, shading, depth, and sense of place.
Q. What do you want your photographs to express?
A. I hope that the portraits especially express the genuine personality of the sub…