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Father's Day Prize Pack Giveaway

Fantastic Father Hop Welcome to the Fantastic Father Giveaway Hop! Father's Day Prize Pack Giveaway Three readers will each receive a copy of  Dragons: Father and Son,  National Parks of the USA,  Ranger Rick Kids' Guide to Hiking,  Draw with Me, Dad! Dirty Knees Soap Co.  Minnesota Wood Bar Soap and Minnesota Wood Hand & Body Lotion  (Retail Value $101). See below for terms & conditions. Open to U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous United States. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on 6.15.18 Chatty Patty's Place and The Review Wire   have teamed up to bring you this fun Father's Day Prize Pack. It has something for both father and son! We have a set of books from Quarto Knows and some manly man scented soap and hand/body lotion from Dirty Knees Soap Co. Check them out below then hop on down the list to see what other FANTASTIC prizes you can find for that FANTASTIC daddy-o in your life!

The Future Is Now in Tech Trends

( Photo Source ) The future is here. Smart devices are becoming more and more relevant in our lives and it is time to start adapting to the new way of living.  If you are familiar with IoT or the Internet of Things , you are beginning to or have seen the trends that are bringing all of our home devices together.   This has also been happening in the business world.  Even our home appliances including coffee makers, washing machines, lighting and door bells are becoming connected to the internet. Let's face it, we would all love to have the latest tech devices. After all, it would make our lives more convenient, simpler and more manageable.  But, all of this new tech comes at a price.  We all know that tech devices can be pretty expensive.  Some phones cost as much as $1,000! Owning the latest tech  can really break the bank.  But, with a lot of hard work,  you can search for great deals all over the internet. Digital Trends strives to educate comsumers while helping t


Today, PBS Distribution announced the upcoming release of the new DVD " WILD KRATTS: ADVENTURES ON THE AFRICA SAVANNAH ," featuring two episodes from one of the top-rated kids series on PBS KIDS, WILD KRATTS .  Get ready to go o an adventure with Martin and Chris Kratt as they travel all the way to the African Savannah.  Kids will love learning about all of the different creatures that the Kratt BRothers encounter while roaming the grasslands, including a rhino and an elephant! "WILD KRATTS: ADVENTURES O THE AFRICA SAVANNAH" ($6.99 SRP) will be available on July 10, 2018 and has a run time of approximately 45 minutes .  Episodes of WILD KRATTS are also available for digital download. Episodes on this DVD include: "The Food Chain Game" Aviva wants to build a food web for the African Savannah, so she devises a game and Chris and Martin accept the challenge!  They will each start as a blade of grass and climb to the top of the food cha

Why Its Important To Stay on Top of Your Finances

( Photo Source ) Do you find yourself living paycheck to paycheck?  If so, you may not be properly staying on top of your finances. According to  there are 5 ways to get your finances under control in 30 days.  Here they are: Check Your Credit Report Checking your credit report regularly is a good habit to form. This allows you to keep track of where any mistakes may be and remove them.  It also allows you to see where your credit stands.  Always go over all of the accounts listed on your report carefully and make sure that they all belong to you.  Also, make sure that any accounts you closed in the past have been closed.  You should also monitor for any incorrect reporting of delinquency. Open Letters From Your Bank A lot of us like to toss junk mail or what we perceive to be junk mail in the trash without opening it first.  When it comes to your bank, always open the mail that is sent. Some banks send out letters about increasing your credit limit.

The History of Memorial Day

I was watching a news clip the other day of a reporter who was out on the street asking people if they knew the meaning behind Memorial day and was shocked and saddened to see how many people had no idea. So, for those who may not know, here is the history of Memorial Day.   To all and their families, who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of others, thank you. Video Credit: The History Channel

May Your Toner Long Print Sale From V4Ink

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Life's Dirty Little Secrets - Caring for Ring Around the Collar with Biz

It's time to take charge people!  We are talking about dirty laundry here!  Do you have laundry woes that are the bane of your clothes cleaning tasks?  We all have those certain stains that seem to always haunt us in the laundry room.  Mine is my husband's uniform collars. I have a husband who is a full time fire fighter in a big city.  He always wears a white collared uniform shirt.  Unfortunately, those collars tend to collect oils and sweat throughout the day, and cause ring around the collar. Biz helps me fight those nasty stains effectively.  It is very important not to let collar stains set too long,  as a matter of fact, even if a collared shirt looks cleaned after being worn, you should still launder it.  Your body oils get attached to the shirt and over time start to turn the shirt yellow. So keep that in mind. I have some tips on ring around the collar. Prevention and Reduction Ring around the collar is caused by body's sweat, natural o

Tips for Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

  ( Photo Source ) Success is the main goal of any individual who has a dream of becoming an entrepreneur.   Of course, success is usually not handed to us, we have to work at achieving it.   Business Insider  recently listed the Top 5 Tips from super successful entrepreneur Richard Branson.  I want to share those tips with you. Tip 1 is to hire passionate, excellent people It is always important to hire people who are as passionate and driven as you are.  You want people who will help you be the success you want to be and who want to be successful as well. Tip 2 is never to forget that your employees make your business. Your business would not be successful if it were not for the people who do all of the hard work to make it that way.  Always show them that they are appreciated. Tip 3 is to not focus on mistakes.  Instead, praise the positive. Praise and recognition  go a long way and always starts at the to

Taking a Little #MeTime With Yardley Soaps

Me Time is important to me.  So many times I forget to take the time to take care of myself, because I am too busy putting my families needs before my own.  There is nothing wrong with that, but it is important to take a little time for me.  A nice relaxing bath and a good book are the perfect way for me to unwind after a long day. Pretty scents in my bath routine help to set the relaxing mood for me.   Yardley Soaps has beautifully scented soaps that are great quality, lather beautifully and are priced under two dollars. Yardley Soaps have been trusted for many generations and I can see why.  Their wonderful ingredients, like oatmeal, shea butter, aloe, vitamin E and more in their soap varieties provide me with a luxurious bath. I was given the opportunity to try 3 different varieties of Yardley soaps.  They include    English Lavender, Oatmeal and Almond, plus their new Creamy Coconut bath bar. I love them all!    The English Lavender soap has a beautiful

A Candle For My Mother Giveaway

Sponsored By:  Pamela Newton Hosted By:  Love, Mrs. Mommy *~* 5 Winner Giveaway! *~*  Grand Prize Winner will receive a:  $20 Gift Card To Amazon and a Copy of the Book "A Candle for My Mother" 4 Runners-up will receive a:  copy of the book "A Candle for My Mother" Author: Pamela Newton About the Book: A Candle for My Mother is an inspirational story of a young woman from the Midwest, Lorraine Newton, who longed to travel the world despite being the mother of four young children. “I’m going to see places, come hell or high water!” Lorraine remarked, and she made it happen. Lorraine’s stories in the book are told in her own words from tape recordings she made before she died, and letters saved by a friend, detailing Lorraine’s family’s amazing experiences in Iraq and travels in Europe. Into the bubbling political cauldron of the Middle East in the 1950s ventured an American family. Iraq was not necessarily what Lorraine had i

Tips For Cleaning Your Fruits and Veggies

Summer time is here and gardens will soon be blooming with an abundance of fruits and vegetables for all to enjoy.  Many of us may not have the pleasure of growing our own gardens, so may be forced to purchase them in local markets. Recently there have been various scares of contamination about certain produce, including lettuce, spinach and tomatoes, which caused concern to us consumers.  So how do we ensure that the foods that we are consuming are safe? Many people do not realize that the way we handle our produce can make a difference.  According to some experts at the FDA, fresh produce can become contaminated in many ways.  While they are growing, they can be contaminated by animals, the soil they are growing in and poor hygiene among farmers or their workers. With the many hands produce passes through on its journey to the supermarkets and farmer's markets, it passes through many more.  They can even be contaminated during food prep and improper storage. You sho Offers Beautiful Mother Rings

Recently I posted an offer for  and received the reward of ordering my own special Mother's ring.   My ring recently arrived and I must say that it is beautiful.  The quality of the ring is very professional and I am so pleased with the outcome. I decided to do something a little different with the ring I ordered.  I wanted a ring that kept not only my son and husband close to my heart, but my siblings as well.  So, I decided to order a ring with all of their birth stones in it.  I think of them often and this is a nice way to always keep my family and my siblings and their families close to me at all times. The ring I chose, is done in sterling silver with faux stones. The stones are beautiful.  You  can have your rings done in sterling silver, white gold or yellow gold.  You can also have them done in genuine stones.  The choice is up to you. The beautiful ring I have chosen is called the NANA Share Prong Mother's ring and costs only $69 plus tax, in