Make a Book About Your Favorite Person and You Could Win $2,500 from Blurb

Make a Book About Your Favorite Person and You Could Win $2,500 from Blurb
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Did you know that Blurb might give you $2,500 to read about your favorite person? All you have to do is make a book about a loved one filled with all sorts of kind words, creativity and insight, and if selected, you could win the grand prize! For every book you make (there are seven different categories, so seven different chances to win) you will receive a 30% discount on the printed product. Go to Blurb to check out the details of the contest to see what the categories are and when the entries are due. The 30% discount on My Favorite books will be applied at checkout when you use the promo code: MYFAVORITE. (And, even if you don’t enter, you can still get 30% off on all My Favorite books or save 15% on all printed orders through April 30th!)

Not sure what to write about? Take a look at what some of the people at Blurb say about their favorite people.

5 for Friday!

5 for friday

Happy 5 for Friday Day!!  This week dragged the first two days and then all of a sudden it flew by!  I’m so excited because I get to see my sister, niece and nephews today!!  No doubt there will be a lot of hugging going on.  What are your plans for the weekend?  Before you check out for the week, look at my 5 Friday favorites below!

number 1

Having two boys under the age of 10 and living in such close proximity to Disney World, you probably have guessed that we’ve been to the Magic Kingdom a gazillion times so far.  I am always amazed at how they don’t miss a beat when it comes to details.  Our cruise experience was the same way!  Check out 10 Weird Things You Don’t Know About Disney to get even more insight on how detailed they are!

number 2

You know how I love me some wine, but when I am airborne and order a glass it tastes different sometimes.  I thought it was just me, but apparently it isn’t!  I learned a cool way to aerate the wine when you are 30,000 miles high – before enjoying.

number 3

France has made it illegal to check your work email after business hours…how is that possible you ask?  I was a bit surprised myself.  I always check my work email 1 – 2x a night just in case.  It’s almost second nature.  Do you unplug when you get home?

number 4

I love photographs that tell a story.  These images from above are of famous places – such a different perspective – literally!

number 5

Don’t forget about my giveaway of a sterling silver locket! Click here to enter!


Crazy 8 Sale!

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Warmer weather is quickly approaching, but not as quickly as your kids grew out of last year’s clothes! It’s time to start stocking up on this season’s styles for spring. Luckily, Crazy 8 is offering 20% off markdowns so your kids can get everything they need (and some they don’t!) without cleaning out your wallet.

I first went into Crazy 8 about a year ago.  We were walking around this new outdoor shopping center and you know how any new store peeks my interest…the clothing was super cute and extremely affordable!  The fact that they are having a sale 20% off markdowns, up to 60% off at Crazy 8 means you will more than likely get an amazing deal on cool clothing!
Cutest Boy Two-Piece SetThe sale starts Friday (4/11) for a limited time, so hurry before it’s gone!

It’s Almost Summer Camp Time!

summer camp mabels labels special

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The season for summer camp preparation has begun! By now you’re already scrambling to sign your kids up, and soon you’ll be sorting through the piles of sunscreen, swimsuits and sneakers. Make their lives a little more organized (and yours a little easier).  Pick up some Limited Edition Camp Combo Packs from Mabel’s Labels . These UV resistant, waterproof labels and tags are designed for kids camp equipment — clothing, toiletries, swim gear, backpacks and more — and ready to take a summer beating. To complete the outfit of adventure, receive 20% off of an insulated water bottle from Eco Vessel with your Limited Edition Camp Combo Pack purchase.

Let Mabel’s Labels help you to get them sorted, tagged and prepped for a summer they won’t soon forget. Plus, save $2 with early bird pricing now through April 30th! Happy Camping!

Vinegar Can Be Used for More Than Salad Dressing!

uses for vinegar

The only other use I had for vinegar, besides the usual salad dressing, was when I had to de-calcify my clothing steamer.  That was a smelly ordeal, but it worked!  Wondering if there were any other uses for vinegar, since I had seen its “abilities” with unclogging my steamer, I did some research.

I suffer from hyper pigmentation.  Take apple cider vinegar and apply it to the brown spots for about 10 minutes a few times a day and that should reduce the discoloration.

Vinegar can be used as a deep conditioner or dandruff treatment.  For the deep conditioning route, combine 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar and three egg whites.  Massage into your hair – roots to ends, cover with a shower cap and let sit for 30 minutes before rinsing out.  Have dandruff?  Apple cider vinegar and water (50%/50%) rubbed onto your scalp will help!

Prone to cold cores?  To reduce the swelling and paid, dunk a q-tip in white vinegar and place on the cold sore three times a day.

Is your silver jewelry a bit tarnished?  Mix together 1/2 cup white vinegar and 2 tablespoons baking soda.  Let the jewelry soak for about 2 to 3 hours. Wash the solution off with cold water and dry with a soft cloth.

My garbage disposal stinks,so I was super happy to find this tip: mix equal parts vinegar and water in a bowl, pour the solution into an ice cube tray and freeze.  Every week or so, drop a few of the cubes into the disposal, followed by cold water.