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Happy Lego Holidays!! Fun Way to Create a Holiday Card

Happy Holidays from my family to yours!

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We’ve always wanted to turn our family into LEGO Minifigures, haven’t you? :D

Create your own custom card here: http://clvr.li/LEGOMinifigure ‪#‎MinifigureFamily‬ ‪#‎sponsored‬

 

I’m curious.  Who sends out holiday cards?  My family still does it, but it seems that we get less and less back every year.  Do you send out holiday cards?  (Via snail mail)

Make Extra Holiday Cash From Home

We are all connected thanks to the internet now and this has allowed for a lot of new opportunities to conduct business from the comfort of your own home. Internet marketing has opened doors for anyone who wants to earn part time or full time income. There are opportunities in many areas and if you have enough skills with writing, graphic design, web design, transcripts and similar work that can be delivered through the internet, you can easily make a good amount of money from it. There is a boom in freelancing websites now and a lot of people are being able to take advantage of this.

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What if, like me, you aren’t a graphic designer, or knowledgeable in web design?  What if you’re not a great writer?  (Like me again.)  Fortunately, there are still a lot of places online that you can spend some time “working” with and make extra cash.  Will you break the bank or replace your income with these places?  Heck no.  But if extra cash is what you’re looking for, especially this season, then you’re in luck, because that’s exactly what these places offer.  Here are a few websites that I do work for/with:

 

Online Surveys:

 

Survey Spot – Another survey site.  I don’t know if it’s just me, but I have a hard time qualifying for surveys here.  I don’t qualify for 80% of the surveys I try to take, and that can get discouraging.  Still, when I do qualify, the points are decent for the time spent.  You can redeem the points for cash.  I’ve made $17 since August 2014.

Zoom Panel – Earn points for each survey you take.  If you don’t qualify for a survey you started, you will get 5 points for trying.  I’ve redeemed my points for probably $100 or so in Home Depot Gift Cards, and $50 or so for Amazon.com Gift cards.  I earn a $25 gift card every few months here.  If you redeem an amazon.com gift card, the points work out to be 1 penny each point.

Vindale – This survey site offers cash for surveys, and for studies.  The “surveys” are usually offers, like credit card offers.  I personally haven’t done ANY of these, but they pay pretty well if you are interested – between $2 and $25 each, depending on the survey you are doing.  The “studies” are more like a typical survey, and they pay between $0.75 – $1.00 for each.  These are what I do.  In addition, you can read the blog and compete for cash, as well as sign up for Reward mail – making you 5 cents each time you click on a link in the email they send you.  I’ve made $100 in the last year with this company.

 

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Swagbucks – If you haven’t joined Swagbucks yet, I’m telling you, you’re missing out.  It’s FREE money!  It’s a search engine just like google, and every time you do a search for anything, you have a chance to win 8 or more bucks – swagbucks.  These can be redeemed for prizes or gift cards.  My personal favorite is the $5 amazon.com gift card for 450 swagbucks.  Easy!  You can also earn bucks for a host of other things, like taking surveys, watching videos, printing coupons, or doing online shopping.  It’s the holiday season – you’re going to be searching for gift ideas anyway, and shopping online anyway, dang, get something out of it!  I’ve earned 6,461 swagbucks, which equals out to 14 $5 gift cards, since joining.  This does NOT include any referral points.

 

Social Marketing:

Izea - I’m pretty new to this company, but they have different “campaigns” available.  There are campaigns for blog posts as well as Twitter posts.  I have only taken advantage of Twitter posts so far.  Last month (my first month working it) I made $9.  The time it took to make that $9 was a total of maybe 10 minutes.  Yay! :)

Influence Central/Mom Central – This is a good-paying site that allows you to sign up for campaigns based on your demographics.  If you are chosen, you follow the instructions, which usually include posting a review or other blog post about the topic (sharing only YOUR HONEST opinions and experiences), and perhaps sharing a link or two on social media.  The jobs are far and few between, but the pay is awesome and worth the wait.  I made $150 earlier this month with them.

 

Of course, there are many others – these, however, are among my personal favorites.  What money-making sites are you a member of?

 

 

 

 

Holiday Shopping: Rubber Band Bracelet Kits and Accessories

Every young women loves bracelets and what better way to make a statement than with one of these low cost Rubber Band DIY kits?

I’ll tell you what:  My daughter taught me how to make my first bracelet last week.  She wanted to hold a “class” for me, and so I complied, thinking what a generous mom I was to give her this time doing something so juvenile.  Guess what….I LOVED IT!  The bracelets and other creations you can make really are fun to do.  So it turns out I was NOT the generous one that day.  It was my sweet girl. heart

These kits will give any girl hours of enjoyment where she can express her unique style and make a statement with her one of a kind creations.


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D.I.Y. Rubber Band Bracelet Loom Kit with Rainbow Bands

D.I.Y. Rubber Band Bracelet Loom Kit with Rainbow Bands

Whether you want to give something hand made to friends or sell items at the local flea market. This Loom Kit will add style and hours of enjoyment as you make your own Rubber Band Bracelets.

Midwest – Expressions Girl / D.I.Y. Rubber Band Bracelet Loom Kit with Rainbow Bands – $5.79, 5.01 shipping – Available at Amazon.com

 

Wonder Loom Rubber Band Bracelet Kit

Wonder Loom Rubber Band Bracelet Kit

Wonder Loom allows you to add color and creativity. Share with your friends and make your own statement with these beautiful DIY bracelets.

The Beadery Craft Products – Wonder Loom Rubber Band Bracelet Kit 30652494 – $11.59, 5.40 shipping – Available at Amazon.com

 

Super Fun Silicone Band Bracelet Making Complete Kit

Super Fun Silicone Band Bracelet Making Complete Kit

Rubber Band Bracelets are all the rage. This DIY Bands Kit is another fun option!

Rainbow Research – Loom Colorful DIY Bands Kit – Super Fun Silicone Band Bracelet Making Complete Kit – $8.49, 4.84 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

Rainbow Loom Rubber Bands for Bracelet Making

Rainbow Loom Rubber Bands for Bracelet Making

This low price kit has everything you need to get started making Rubber Band bracelets. A perfect gift to share with friends and family.

Generic – HOT DIY Rainbow Loom Rubber Bands for Bracelet Making Toys Kids Toys – $4.98, See Site shipping – Available at Fullfillment By Amazon

 

Braided Loom Watch Rainbow Kit

Braided Loom Watch Rainbow Kit

Want to go beyond a standard bracelet? Take the kits one step further with a watch. Perfect for a low cost home made gift to give to that special someone, or just keep it for yourself.

ManTou – DIY Knitting Braided Loom Watch Rainbow Kit Rubber Loom Bands Self-made Silicone Bracelet (watch+rubber+clip+hook) (Red) – $7.98, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

BlueDot Trading – Teal 600 piece rainbow loom bands

BlueDot Trading - Teal 600 piece rainbow loom bands

Have the kit, but just need specific colors?  (I know Munchkin can relate!)  There are one-color options available at Amazon.com, like this gorgeous teal.

BlueDot Trading – Teal 600 piece rainbow loom bands – $6.68, 5.07 shipping – Available at Amazon.com

 

B and S – Amazing Loom Bands Kit

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This B and S Amazing Loom Bands is a complete collection organizer kit.  It includes 6,800 bands, 300 clips, and a variety of 12 beautiful colors – including Tie-dye and Glow in the Dark!  Pretty cool, eh?

B and S – Amazing Loom Bands Complete Collection Organizer Storage Kit, Includes 6,800 Bands +300 Clips a Variety of 12 Beautiful Colors – Including Tie-dye and Glow in Dark Ruber Bands (Compare to Twistz Bandz Rainbow Loom Bracelet Rubber Band Kit) – $25.79, 4.84 shipping – Available at Fullfillment By Amazon

 

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Holiday Shopping – iPad Mini and iPad Air 2 Accessories

Hey iPad users!  Need some extras for your iPads this Christmas?  Here are a few of the essential accessories for the iPad2 and the iPad mini. Create your own unique style with beautiful cases and functional accessories. The units will be easier to use with a keyboard and having a portable power supply is a must. 

 

 

Gumdrop Cases Bounce Skin for iPad Air

Gumdrop Cases Bounce Skin for iPad Air

These beautiful cases for the iPad2 come in a variety of colors and styles. They will add a unique look to any iPad2.  This looks like it would provide a good amount of protection, too…a MUST with my kids. 

 

Gumdrop Cases – Bounce Skin for iPad Air-Pink by Gumdrop Cases – $34.95, 5.00 shipping – Available at Gumdrop Cases


i-Blason Apple iPad Air 2 Case for Kids

i-Blason Apple iPad Air 2 Case for Kids

This fashionable carry case has an easy to hold handle and a stand that allows for a number of positions. Who doesn’t love pink!

 

i-Blason – iPad Air 2 Case – i-Blason Apple iPad Air 2 Case for Kids [ArmorBox Kido Series] Light Weight Super Protection Convertable Stand Cover for iPad Air 2nd Generation 2014 Release (iPad Air 2, Pink) – $9.99, 4.98 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace


Aukey Multi Ports USB Charging Station Wall Charger

Aukey Multi Ports USB Charging Station Wall Charger


iHome Swivel Bluetooth Keyboard Case for iPad mini

iHome Swivel Bluetooth Keyboard Case for iPad mini

This Bluetooth keyboard for the iPad mini allows portability and function in one useful accessory.

 

iHome – Type Series: Type Swivel Bluetooth Keyboard Case for iPad mini, Black – $49.99, 6.95 shipping – Available at Sears.com


Otterbox Defender Carrying Case iPad mini

Otterbox Defender Carrying Case iPad mini

Otterbox is one of the best names in cases. This case will keep your iPad safe and sound without a need to worry about damaging that precious cargo.

 

Otterbox – Defender Carrying Case Holster for iPad mini – Black (Drop Resistant, Bump Resistant, Shock Resistant, Scratch Resistant, Dust Resistant, Debris Resistant – Silicone) – $69.99, 10.95 shipping – Available at Cabelas


Apple – iPad mini 7.9″ 16 GB Wi-Fi White Tablet (iOS 6.0, LCD Touchscreen, 1024×768, 10 Hours)

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And of course, if you don’t have the iPad itself, it’s available for purchase as well.  Great gift idea!!

 

Apple – iPad mini 7.9″ 16 GB Wi-Fi White Tablet (iOS 6.0, LCD Touchscreen, 1024×768, 10 Hours) – $249.00, Free shipping – Available at B&H Photo-Video

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Looking for a Super Hero Costume?

Super Hero movies dominated the cinema market over the past few years, so it’s only right people like to dress up as them. You’ll find many of your favorite costumes available this Halloween but the tough choice is deciding which one to choose.

I confess, I’m a bit of a grinch when it comes to Halloween.  I just can’t bring myself to work so hard to dress up…so buying a pre-made costume might come in handy for me!

Rubie’s Costume Company has a lot of adult super hero costume options:

Rubie’s Costume Co. – Deluxe Mens Muscle Adult Dark Knight Batman Costume R888630-M

Rubie's Costume Co. - Deluxe Mens Muscle Adult Dark Knight Batman Costume R888630-M

Who doesn’t want to be a millionaire by day and a vigilant by night. This Batman costume is sure to be a fan favorite without breaking the bank. With it’s signature mask and cape you can’t lose.

Rubie’s Costume Co. – Deluxe Mens Muscle Adult Dark Knight Batman Costume R888630-M – $35.91, 5.90 shipping – Available at WholesaleHalloweenCostume

 

Rubie’s Costume Co. – Womens Catwoman Grand Heritage Costume R887212-M

Rubie's Costume Co. - Womens Catwoman Grand Heritage Costume R887212-M

This classic 60’s Catwoman costume is sure to get the attention it deserves. The jumpsuit and gold necklace adds a purrrfect touch to everybody’s favorite cat burglar.

Rubie’s Costume Co. – Womens Catwoman Grand Heritage Costume R887212-M – $98.91, 5.90 shipping – Available at WholesaleHalloweenCostume

 

Rubie’s Costume Co. – Batman Arkham City Harley Quinn Sexy Costume R880586-M

Rubie's Costume Co. - Batman Arkham City Harley Quinn Sexy Costume R880586-M

This Harley Quinn costume is sexy and sleek. The corset vest, gloves and choker adds to the ensemble. Find a friend to dress up as the Joker for the perfect costume combination.

Rubie’s Costume Co. – Batman Arkham City Harley Quinn Sexy Costume R880586-M – $53.91, 5.90 shipping – Available at WholesaleHalloweenCostume

 

Rubie’s Costume Co. – Grand Heritage Superman Costume

Rubie's Costume Co. - Grand Heritage Superman Costume

The Man of Steel is always a popular costume for super hero fanatics. The signature red cape and logo on the chest gives this costume a updated feel to a classic costume.

Rubie’s Costume Co. – Grand Heritage Superman Costume – $225.33 (38% off), 6.45 shipping – Available at Costumes4Less.com

 

Rubie’s Costume Co. – Wonder Woman Corset Costume Red Women X-Small

Rubie's Costume Co. - Wonder Woman Corset Costume Red Women X-Small

If you’re looking to WOW super hero fans this Halloween, then this Wonder Woman costume is the way to go. The sexy red corset, silver gauntlets, and blue skirt will make any woman feel like they have super powers for the night.

Rubie’s Costume Co. – Wonder Woman Corset Costume Red Women X-Small – $78.99, See Site shipping – Available at HalloweenCostumes.com

 

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Black Friday Shopping Gone Too Far?

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Every year, millions of consumers anticipate the big day.  Companies get ready to put their numbers in black for the year, and consumers look forward to scoring amazing deals.

Every year, people are trampled and injured while fighting over those deals.  All on the day after (although now I guess it’s the day OF) Thanksgiving, the day that we supposedly feel gratitude for all that which we already have.  What is the deal?

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I personally have never gone Black Friday shopping – I don’t like crowds, and I get high anxiety in loud crowded places.  I admit to being excited over good deals, though.  And so I ask this question without judgement, simply curiosity:

Is it worth it?  Are the deals really worth fighting over?  Worth facing the crowds?  Are they that incredible?  What are your thoughts?  Again, I’m simply curious to see what other’s perspectives are.

Have a safe holiday season!

10 Fun Father’s Day Gifts You Can Make – Pinterest Finds!

I am not a creative person.

 

I try to be, but I’m just NOT.  So…I turn to pinterest for all my creative gift-giving needs!  Now is the time to get started on your Father’s Day gift planning, if you haven’t already.   Let me share some of my favorite finds for Father’s Day (click on the gift name to go to the site for more info):

 

 

Homemade Gift Ideas:

 

Candy Bar Letters:

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Shower You With Love:

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Dad-Sized Pencil (These were originally made for teachers, but I like the idea of replacing it with the caption:  #1 Dad.  You can put his favorite goodies inside.)

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Dad is “Tee-riffic”!

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Retro Soda Bottles

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World’s Best Pop

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Father’s Day Picture Puzzle

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Daddy’s Love TIES Us Together

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Father’s Day Treat Jar

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Homemade BBQ Sauce

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Or if you’d prefer to buy something:

Slider Mini-Burger Press and Basket (currently only $14.99)

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Up to 50% off power tools at Amazon.com

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$3 for a 5-in-1 connection kit for an iPad (or $6 for an iPad mini) Click on picture.


Epacific Mall – Camera Connection Kit

From $3: a 5-in-1 iPad connection kit for iPad 2/3 or iPad 4/Mini

 

 
$4 for a personalized travel mug (Enter code HOTDRINK at checkout)
 
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