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Friday, February 28, 2020

Keep Score Of The Game Giveaway

Keep Score Of The Game Giveaway

Welcome to the Keep Score Of The Game Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Spring Gift Guide

HOST IS MICHIGAN SAVING AND MORE

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 3/20/20. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

 
 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Photography 6 Great Tips

I am sure today it is a lot easier to take a great picture or at least  one that has way better quality then a flash bulb.  Some devices make it almost impossible to take a really bad photo.  But photography can be an art, a hobby or a profession.
Whether you do it for fun or to make money there has to be some really good tips or techniques that you can use to make the perfect shot.  

Let's ask my favorite search engine  Google for some ideas.  Remember if  you are into photography or have any other questions, maybe even a few tips or tricks to add to the list. Please leave a comment  below and I hope I am able to inspire you today or night.  

1. Get in close like when you need a better look or more clarity is is really good to be able to get closer to the feature so that you can enhance it also it singles out anything else from taking center spot.

2. There are great people like Dan Doyle Pleasantville NY and other great people that you can learn from as well as other great information so always look for mentors, they are wonderful. 

3. Practice as much as possible always keep trying to find creative ways to get the skill or shot you want. Never give up it can take a while to get the hang of it but with a lot of time and the willingness to learn you can achieve beautiful results.  Remember not everyone has the same skill level and it's ok to just have fun with it and not become discouraged. 

4. Its a good idea to use a flash during the day because it will create a better effect and be able to enhance the item you are trying to take a picture of by getting rid of some otherwise unpleasant shadows, unless the shadow effect is what you were trying to go for and it that case not using a flash would be more helpful. Again as we all know beauty is in the art so if you do what is in you're heart is will probably come out amazing. 

5.  It is so important to know about the equipment you are sing and not to over buy, if you take the time to learn about what camera you have and how it works to the best advantage instead of taking it out of the package and getting right to the picture taking it will show in the quality of your work.  As far as equipment if you overspend and don't take time to invest in reading material so that you can first learn more styles and such it will just turn into a money pit unless you like buying equipment and that is great too. 

6. Lastly don't rush the shot, take time to really think about how you want it to feel and the way a certain color or background will bring out the subject.  Make sure you check the equipment for any flaws and get ready, but also have fun. 

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Spring With Winning Moves Giveaway

Spring With Winning Moves Giveaway
 

Welcome to the Spring With Winning Moves Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Spring Gift Guide 

Host is Michigan Saving and More

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 3/19/20. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Quest for the Crystal Crown Book GIVEAWAY

Sponsored By: Sugar Mountain PR

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Winner Will Receive: 

The Story Pirates Present: Quest for the Crystal Crown Book!

by Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White, Illustrated by Joe Todd Stanton;
available on February 11, 2020. Middle Grade (8-12)

Open To US and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 2/26 9:00 AM EST through 3/26 11:59PM EST
Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. 

Crave Caramel Coffee Giveaway

Crave Caramel Coffee Giveaway

Welcome to the Crave Caramel Coffee Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Spring Gift Guide
$17.99 ARV total
THE GIVEAWAY
This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 3/18/20. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Graydon Skincare Superfood For Your Skin Giveaway

Welcome to the Graydon Skincare Superfood For Your Skin Giveaway!

2 Winners

This giveaway is part of our Spring Gift Guide 

Host is Deliciously Savvy

$92 TRV

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This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 4/02/20. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information backor a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

A.R.I. My Robot Friend DVD GIVEAWAY

The Adventures of A.R.I. My Robot Friend DVD Giveaway

WELCOME TO THE The Adventures of A.R.I. My Robot Friend DVD GIVEAWAY!

5 WINNERS

HOST IS SARALEE'S DEAL, STEALS, AND GIVEAWAYS

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 3/12/20. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.  If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.
 

Just Draw Botanicals By Helen Birch

Just Draw Botanicals

Just Draw Botanicals

Beautiful Botanical Art, Contemporary Artists, Modern Materials
By Helen Birch

$14.99 US / $19.99.00 CAN
Paperback, 208 pages
ISBN: 9780711251328
On Sale: March 3, 2020
White Lion Publishing

Description
Just Draw Botanicals presents a collection of 90 beautiful botanical images by contemporary
artists from around the world. Dip-in for advice or flick through the pages for inspiration.
Each image is accompanied by a short introduction, information on the approaches, techniques
and tools used, and useful tips. Advice covers composition, colour, painting techniques and
tips for working with plants. This is the perfect guide for artists and art lovers alike.
 
I received a complimentary copy

Cassandra's Review -  It was fun to learn about techniques and relax with the beautiful art in this book. There is a lot of great tips to help you create and inspire. 

BlenderBottle Radian Shaker Giveaway

BlenderBottle Radian Shaker Giveaway

Welcome to the Help In The BlenderBottle Radian Shaker Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Spring Gift Guide 

Host is Michigan Saving and More

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BlenderBottle Radian Shaker
Winner receives shaker for life
$29.99 ARV total
THE GIVEAWAY
This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 3/17/20. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.  If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Coffee Giveaway

Enter this đź•’ Daylight Savings Time I Need Coffee Giveaway before you set your clocks ahead you could win some dark roast espresso ☕ coffee! #CoffeeTime ⏲️ #Win #BBR #Coffee #TRC
Welcome to the
Daylight Savings Time I Need Coffee Giveaway
Hosted By

Sweet Southern Savings

Co-Hosted By
Deliciously Savvy

Sponsored By
Brooklyn Bean Roastery

Dates: February 24, 2020, at 9 am EST to March 8, 2020, at 1:59 am EST
Prize: ONE lucky giveaway WINNER will receive a 40 Count Box of Brooklyn Bean Roastery Express-O Coffee.

This giveaway is for a 40 count box of single-serve dark roast espresso coffee from Brooklyn Bean Roastery will run through 3/8/20 at 2 am Eastern Time. It is open to residents of the US ages 18+. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 90 days. Winners are subject to eligibility verification and those who do not provide mailing information at the time of entry will have 24 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. For any questions or concerns please email paula_stewart (at) ymail (dot) com (please consider adding this email to your “Safe List” as the winning email notification will be sent from this email). Chances of winning depend on entries received. Remember the more entries you do the better your chances are to win! If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified. The winning entry will be verified.


I would like to give a big shout out to all the blogs participating in this giveaway! I couldn't do it without you. Thank you for bringing this promotion to your readers.




Basketball Scoreboard Giveaway

 Score With This Basketball Scoreboard Giveaway

Welcome to the Score With This Basketball Scoreboard Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Spring Gift Guide

HOST IS MICHIGAN SAVING AND MORE

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 3/16/20. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

 
 

Whiskware Giveaway

Help In The Kitchen With Whiskware Giveaway

Welcome to the Help In The Kitchen With Whiskware Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Spring Gift Guide 
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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 3/16/20. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Successful Business Owners

What are some ways that you can become a successful business owner?
I can think of some really amazing business owners and they work hard, but they also take good care of themselves.  Taking time to meditate or pray. Planning ahead and having honest practices can make a huge impact on the outcome of any business, especially how you treat your employees and the fairness of practices at the workplace.  I assume it has to be super stressful for people at times especially when you have to rely on so many people to get the work done and that is depending on the type of business you own.  I checked out Rusty Tweed  President & Owner, TFS Properties, Inc in San Marino, California  and found out that he is (his own words)Working hard to find investments that give clients good positive income with tax advantages.


The majority of investments that we offer are real estate based.
Securities offered through Cabot Lodge Securities, LLC (CLS), Member FINRA/SIPC.
Advisory Services offered through CL Wealth Management, LLC (CLWM), an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.
Tweed Financial Services, Inc. is not controlled by or a subsidiary of Cabot Lodge Securities LLC or CL Wealth Management LLC.


That to me sounds very stressful and intimidating but I completely respect that he can do it and be so successful.   Here are some great ideas that might help you
1. Don't be afraid to dive in a get your hands dirty when it comes to building and making a difference in your business you have to be present. 2. Push yourself to be more impacting or challenge yourself to do more for what you believe in.  3. If there is no risk there can be no good rewards so do not be afraid to jump in but always be cautious not to go head first with your eyes closed.  4. Remember that when it  comes to being a boss you need to trust yourself to to do what is right and make good calls.


 You have to lead without fear and that can be hard for some.  You have to know when to be firm as well because you can not let someone walk on what you are building if its not the way you planned.  5. Take time to sit back and visualize your next moves, plan for the un known and possibilities both good and bad because it can save you so much heartache and drama, never just go on impulse but always trust your gut.  6. If you are expanding you need to find and hire the most trustworthy partners you can find, and that is beyond hard even a good person can turn into a greedy or hateful person as time goes on or the money becomes more than what was projected and even if  you get the fame and they do not.  You have to be ready to cut ties with anyone you have to pay to be with as far as a partner and you have to protect yourself so make sure you have a good agreement written up ahead of time.  I wish you luck on the journey no matter how it goes.

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Can you have no Debt?

I love the idea of being debt free financially and with people. There is just something about owing money or other things to people that makes me not interested. So I always save up and pay for things with cash and if I can not afford it, I simply can learn to live without it until I can.  Unfortunately not everyone can live life like this and unexpected things can or will happen all the time. 
Some people have unplanned kids or car troubles and even a wanting to buy a house and then find out its a lemon. Others may choose to further their education and need financial help like student loans to make it possible.  Some people were never taught about how hard life would be if they charged and maxed out credit cards and some get stuck using them simply because there is no other way to live life as far as needs like food and medicine.  When you do get into debt financially there are places like the Pacific Collection Group that PCG is a full scale end-to-end debt collection agency. Their goal is to assist business' in recouping their unpaid invoices while reducing consumer costs.


You want to be able to budget and save even if you have to avoid going out or all the "luxuries of life." There are places like debt collection agencies that will work with you but what is the exact definition of them, lets ask Google and Wikipedia has given us this (As seen on site)  Debt collection is the process of pursuing payments of debts owed by individuals or businesses. An organization that specializes in debt collection is known as a collection agency or debt collector. Most collection agencies operate as agents of creditors and collect debts for a fee or percentage of the total amount owed. 


There are many types of collection agencies. First-party agencies are often subsidiaries of the original company the debt is owed to. Third-party agencies are separate companies contracted by a company to collect debts on their behalf for a fee. Debt buyers purchase the debt at a percentage of its value, then attempt to collect it. Each country has its own rules and regulations regarding them.  Debt collectors who work on commission may be highly motivated to convince debtors to pay the debt. These practices may be regulated by the nation in which the collection activity occurs. Collection agencies are sometimes allowed to contact individuals other than the debtor, usually in an attempt to locate the debtor but without mentioning the debt.


At times a person with no connection to the debt or the debtor may be contacted by a collector by error. Examples include victims of identity theft and people erroneously targeted due to a similar name. Alternatively, the alleged debtor may dispute that the debt is payable. In such cases the alleged debtor can require that the collector or creditor prove that the debt is payable—in no jurisdiction does a debt exist merely because a collector says so. 

I hope this was helpful as always please leave a comment if you want to discuss this more. 

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Auto Accidents and Chiropractors

I have never been is a serious car accident thank God but I had a friend that got into seven in 3 years, she was a maniac driver and even after the wrecks she would heal up and do it again. Now I know that one time a boulder fell off a truck in front her but she was doing 80 miles an hour and didn't realize it was stationary on the road, she suffered years of back pain, herniated disc and shoulder pain but
had a family member that was a chiropractor so at least she got that help.


 It did not cost her a lot of money. Even though she will never be able to live pain free good auto accident chiropractors can handle everything from neck pain and whiplash to back pain and more.  I found this article (Thanks to 100% Family as seen on their site ) on how chiropractors are able to treat neck and back injuries, whiplash injuries and help with soft tissue pain and injuries. Many times, individuals who have been injured in a car accident have so much muscle pain and stiffness that they simply cannot function normally. This discomfort, on top of other injuries, can be a serious issue.


The first step on the road to recovering from these injuries is to make an appointment with your chiropractor. First, your chiropractor may want to take x-rays to determine if there are serious injuries in the neck or spine. You may not notice the signs or symptoms of this type of injury, so it is important that you consider x-rays.


You may also be suffering from headaches, pain or general discomfort as a result of a whiplash-related injury. Most people assume that whiplash injuries only occur during high-speed accidents, but a change in speed of just 2-3 miles per hour during an accident can cause them.


Some individuals experience indicators of whiplash injuries right away, such as blurred vision, headaches, shoulder pain, dizziness, reduced range-of-motion and arm pain. Whiplash can also result in minor back injuries, muscle injuries, ligament problems and disc damage. Other individuals may not experience any serious injuries right away and may think they are just “stiff” or “sore” after the accident, when serious injuries could be forming.


If left untreated, these issues can go on to cause other additional serious health problems. In fact, you may not think you have been injured after a car accident, and then start to experience discomfort or headaches several months after the fact. This is why you should always visit a chiropractor for an evaluation, even if you think there may not be a serious injury to blame.


When you treat an injury like this right away, you are putting the body in the best possible position to heal and recover quickly. This is why you need to visit a chiropractor right away. They can help put the spine in line and help the body start healing right away. Chiropractors can help relieve pain, provide exercises that can act as physical therapy for injuries and give you nutritional advice that can also help with the healing process.

Hopefully this helps you.

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What is Being A Good Mom

What is being a good mom mean to you?  For me I think that no matter what type of human you are you can be a great mom if you give everything you have to raising the human you have.  You don't have to have given birth or even adopted to be a good mother and I know some single dads do the job as well.  Moms give without holding back and love the little ones unconditionally they hold strong values and put others first.


Always coming in last place but feeling like its first.  You can always spot a good mom.  Unfortunately some are not wonderful I had a mom that I could have lived a lifetime without and even though she could have chose to give me a better life and let me be loved, she insisted on ruining me with constant toxic things places and people.  I don't hate her per say but the things she still does in life make me very conscience that here are humans out there that should never have had the opportunity to become a mother.  When you grow up in certain situations depending on people may not always be an option but for some of us street family is real family and they are always around when you need them.
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 I noticed this book by Sam Haskell Called Promises I Made My Mother here is a Book Description Publication Date: April 28, 2009 What would my mother say? How would she want me to handle this situation? How can I make this tough decision and stay true to myself? What would my mother say? Sam Haskell still asks himself these questions every day. When Haskell was young, his devoted mother, Mary, instilled in her son the values of character, faith, and honor by setting an example and asking him to promise to live his life according to her lessons. He did, and those promises have served Haskell consistently from his Mississippi boyhood to his long career at the venerable William Morris Agency in Beverly Hills.


I have not picked up a copy of it but it brings up a good point about making promises in general and how it can impact another life so easily. You know so many people take words at face value when they mean so much more and can even be used as weapons. Whether you had a good mom or a bad mom we are always thankful for the moms out there that give life. It is no easy thing I am sure and to be able to break a cycle or pattern is so hard but very well worth the reward of having children that are loved and acknowledged as decent human in a world that goes to negativity first.

If you want to add or share a good mom story in the comments below please feel free and if you ever read this particular book let me know how you felt about it.  Being able to be open and learn from each other is a beautiful and fun thing, thanks for always spending time with my blog.

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IQAir Atem Desk 5-In-1 Air Purifier Breathe Clean Giveaway

Welcome to the IQAir Atem Desk 5-In-1 Air Purifier Breathe Clean Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Spring Gift Guide

Host is Deliciously Savvy

$626 TRV

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This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 4/05/20. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

PeachSkinSheets Giveaway

Welcome to the PeachSkinSheets Dot com Best. Sleep. Ever. Spring Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Spring Gift Guide 

Host is Deliciously Savvy

Up to $159.95 RV

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 3/28/20. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Kidstir Great boxes of Fun for Littles to Enjoy

It's simple for kids to surprise their family with a fun weekend breakfast: an egg in a hole. This twist on the classic is made with a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Enjoying this protein-packed breakfast together is a sweet way to start the day!


Egg in a Heart

Ingredients

• 1 piece of bread

• 1 egg

• 1 teaspoon butter

• salt and pepper

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Place the bread on a cutting board. Cut out a heart shape using a cookie cutter.

2. Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat.

3. Place the bread and the heart shape piece of bread into the frying pan and toast lightly for a few minutes.

4. Flip the bread, then carefully crack the egg into the center. Flip the heart shape piece of bread, too, so it toasts on the other side.

5. Cover the pan and cook the egg for a few minutes, or until it's cooked to your liking. Transfer to a plate and serve with salt and pepper.

Makes 4 Servings

Please feel free to reprint this recipe with credit and link to Kidstir. Additional recipe ideas and samples of Kidstir kits are available for review, as well.

About Kidstir

Kidstir is a unique subscription service for children that can be joined or given as a gift, or you can send one of the single kits, as well. Each month, Kidstir will send your child a cooking kit filled with three delicious, nutritious recipes, kid-size cooking tools, games and activities! With a focus on fresh, nutritious food and hands-on fun, Kidstir was created by moms who know that through cooking, children will gain important life skills in the kitchen — and cook up some fun family memories through the process.

Monthly, 3 month, 6 month, and 12 month subscriptions are available with free shipping. Plus, Kidstir will debut a new surprise kit which will be revealed on the 21st of each month! All subscribers receive a 2 years Magazine Subscription to Real Simple, Parents or All Recipes magazines as a thank you bonus. A Cookbook Binder and Sibling cooking tools & creative materials can be added at checkout.

Learn more at www.kidstir.com.

I received complimentary product.


Friday, February 21, 2020

Let's Celebrate African American History Month with Great Reads

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Seven Sisters and a Brother: Friendship, Resistance, and Untold Truths Behind Black Student Activism in the 1960s by Marilyn Allman Maye, Harold S Buchanan, Jannette O. Domingo, Joyce Frisby Baynes, Marilyn Holifield, Myra E. Rose, Bridget Van Gronigen Warren, and Aundrea White Kelley

Seven Sisters and a Brother chronicles the historical eight-day sit-in at Swarthmore College that protested the decreased enrollment and hiring of African Americans at the school and demanded a Black Studies curriculum. This collective narrative provides a very necessary and overdue retelling of the revolution that took place at Swarthmore College in 1969, combatting past negative and inaccurate media coverage. The group of eight student protestors has only recently begun to receive credit for the school’s greater inclusiveness, as well as the positive influence their actions had on universities around the country. Written by the students themselves, this book includes the untold stories about the author's family backgrounds and their experiences as student activists. The authors share how friendships, out-of-the-box alliances, and a commitment to moral integrity strengthened them to push through and remain resilient in the face of adversity. View this book on Amazon!
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Black Man on the Titanic: The Story of Joseph Laroche by Serge Bilé

Joseph Laroche was an anomaly among the passengers of the Titanic. He was exceptionally well-educated in a time when few black men had access to an education―and when even fewer were able to travel on a luxurious ship in first or second class. Who was Joseph Laroche? Where was he going, and what was his story?

Black Man on the Titanic recounts the life of this man, his part in the history of Haiti, and how he, as a 24-year-old father of two (soon to be three) children, ended up on the last ship of that era of glamourous travel. Ivorian-French writer Serge Bilé is the author of this fresh perspective on the tragedy that still fascinates millions and has inspired dozens of history books. With thorough research in Haiti and France, Bilé unearths the story of the intriguing figure of Joseph Laroche. This is a story of multicultural black history and of the political and natural forces that converged on one man. View this book on Amazon!
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Badass Black Girl: Questions, Quotes, and Affirmations for Teens by M.J. Fievre

Finding the courage to live as you are is not easy, but Badass Black Girl is here to help. Here’s a journal designed to help readers nurture their creativity, self-motivation, and positive self-awareness. This journal celebrates girl power and honors the strength and spirit of black girls. Explore the many facets of your identity through hundreds of big and small questions. Author MJ Fievre tackles topics such as family and friends, school and careers, body image, and stereotypes in this journal designed for teenage girls. By reflecting on these topics, readers confront the issues that can hold them back from living their lives. View this book on Amazon!
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The Book of Awesome Black Americans: Scientific Pioneers, Trailblazing Entrepreneurs, Barrier-Breaking Activists and Afro-Futurists by Monique L. Jones

We’re all familiar with a handful of African Americans who are mentioned in American history books, but there are countless others who do not get recognized in mainstream media. Their actions may not have appeared to shake the world, but their contributions to shifting American culture were groundbreaking. The achievements of the Black Americans included in The Book of Awesome Black Americans range from athletic to artistic, literary to scientific. Their biographies vary greatly, but each one contributes to the course of Black history and its influence on the greater world. Their stories encourage readers, especially teenage boys and girls, to find their own path to change. Monique L. Jones’s The Book of Awesome Black Americans is more than a Black history book. It’s a celebration of Black people. View this book on Amazon!
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Notoriously Dapper by Kelvin Davis

Kelvin Davis, founder of body-positive menswear blog Notoriously Dapper, has brought us a book of the same name full of expertise and experience for young men everywhere. From wedding etiquette to all-around decency and dignity, this book is a treasury of information. Davis covers all the bases, including dating how-tos (hint, pulling up and waiting for them in your car is wrong), social skills, and etiquette for all occasions. He even counsels on improving your character. Whether you are at a weekend wedding with your friends, courting a new lady, being a great colleague at work, or becoming a dad, Notoriously Dapper provides practical information and inspiration for the modern gentleman seeking to build body positivity and essential life skills. View this book on Amazon!
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Happy, Okay?: Poems about Anxiety, Depression, Hope, and Survival by M.J. Fievre

Paloma is faking it. On the outside, she’s A-Okay. She’s electrified at work, there is a cadence in her step as she walks her dog, she posts memes on Facebook, and she keeps up with most relationships. Looks can be deceiving, however. Inside, Paloma is just going through the motions, and she feels like things are spiraling out of control. But when things are at their darkest, dawn arrives with clarity and focus, and with it, healing. Paloma learns to value small glimmering moments of joy rather than searching for constant happiness, thus building hope for her future.

Happy, Okay? is not simply a narrative spun in verse by a masterful poet. It is an invitation to readers to shake off the stigma and silence of mental illness and find strength in the only voice that matters: your own. View this book on Amazon!

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Cassandra's Review - Each book is unique and beautiful in their own way. I think that they are well written and have much to offer in respect to positivity.  Get ready to laugh, cry and elevate as you get through this awesome group of books.



Best Baby Shower Gift Giveaway

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Teach My Baby Learning Kit

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Clearly Filtered Giveaway

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$75.00 RV

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JOJO SIWA D.R.E.A.M. DVD Giveaway

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Let's Talk Finance and Planning

When I think of finance and what exactly it is and this is based on the Wikipedia definition as seen on  site.

Finance is the study of money and how it is used. Specifically, it deals with the questions of how an individual, company or government acquires the money needed - called capital in the company context - and how they then spend or invest that money.  At the same time, finance is about the overall "system"  i.e. the financial markets that allow the flow of money, via investments and other financial instruments, between and within these areas; this "flow" is facilitated by the financial services sector. A major focus within finance is thus investment management — called money management for individuals, and asset management for institutions — and finance then includes the associated activities of securities trading, investment banking, financial engineering, and risk management.


More abstractly, finance is concerned with the investment and deployment of assets and liabilities over "space and time": i.e. it is about performing valuation and asset allocation today, based on risk and uncertainty of future outcomes, incorporating the time value of money (determining the present value of these future values, "discounting", requires a risk-appropriate discount rate). As an academic field, finance theory is studied and developed within the disciplines of management, (financial) economics, accountancy and applied mathematics. Correspondingly, given its wide application, there are several related professional qualifications, that can lead to the field. As the debate to whether finance is an art or a science is still open,  there have been recent efforts to organize a list of unsolved problems in finance.


Lets also check into the meaning of Financial Planning thanks once again to Wikipedia for this exact information.  In general usage, a financial plan is a comprehensive evaluation of an individual's current pay and future financial state by using current known variables to predict future income, asset values and withdrawal plans. This often includes a budget which organizes an individual's finances and sometimes includes a series of steps or specific goals for spending and saving in the future. This plan allocates future income to various types of expenses, such as rent or utilities, and also reserves some income for short-term and long-term savings. A financial plan is sometimes referred to as an investment plan, but in personal finance a financial plan can focus on other specific areas such as risk management, estates, college, or retirement.


  Hopefully I was able to find the perfect information to help you understand more about these topics as I was not super familiar with them myself. If you have any questions or want to follow up with more information that would be wonderful.  Also check out Jason Vanclef and please feel free to use as much space as you need in the comments below.  Also if you would like to let me know about how you would best go about utilizing the above knowledge that is more then welcome and very appreciated.  Have an amazing rest of the day or night and I hope you get those finances in order. 

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Chester Travels Minima Luggage Giveaway

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My Robot Friend DVD Giveaway

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Monday, February 17, 2020

College Can Be a Little Less of a Money Pit

I know that there are so many people currently struggling with college debt and student loans because of trying to get ahead. I was blessed with a grant but not a lot of people get that option. There are also other ways to get help with some of the burdens, like the Nancy Etz Scholarship made to support and encourage students pursuing higher education, Nancy Etz awards this annual scholarship to those currently enrolled as full-time undergraduate or graduate students in the U.S.


The Nancy Etz Academic Scholarship was created to recognize an outstanding student and provide them the resources needed to advance in their disciplines and eventually pursue their dream careers.
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The Nancy Etz Scholarship Committee will review all submissions once the deadline passes. By the end of February 2021, a winner will be selected and contacted to receive the scholarship award. 
Of course that is a great opportunity but remember to also try to find grants or even some kind of financial aid to offset the costs, before you take out a loan because even though I have never done so in life, I know that they can bury you in interest and other worries.  What are some other ways that you can think of to save some money or avoid the college debt cycle?  


Maybe you can save as much money as possible before enrolling in school which i know can feel like forever but may in the long run be a viable option.  I found this amazing article Thanks to Edvisors that is filled with great information, here is a few bits taken exactly from that site.  Enroll at a less expensive college. Compare colleges based on the net price, the difference between the total cost of attendance and just the grants and scholarships. This is the amount of money the student and his/her family will have to pay from savings, income and loans. The higher the net price, the greater the debt. 


Enroll at an in-state public college. Students who receive a Bachelor’s degree from an in-state public college graduate with about 20 percent less debt than students who graduate from a private non-profit college. The rate of return on a college investment is also highest at in-state public colleges, due to the lower cost. Most public colleges offer a high quality education at bargain prices. Enroll at a college with a "no loans" financial aid policy. There are about six dozen elite colleges with generous financial aid packages that replace loans with grants.


 While students can still borrow for the family’s share of college costs, the average student loan debt at graduation is much lower at these colleges.  Use a tuition installment plan instead of long-term loan debt. Tuition installment plans split the college bills into 9-12 equal monthly installments for a nominal up-front fee and no interest.


Students should budget before they borrow. This will help them borrow just what they need and not treat loan limits as targets. Increasing awareness of debt will help students exercise restraint and cut spending. 

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Ekster Smart Wallets






With these Ekster Wallets, gone are the days of hunting through clothes, toys, and baby bags. The Smart Wallets help dads organize and save time for what really matters  here is a quick breakdown:
Dad will never waste time looking for a card again, thanks to our signature easy-access feature.
He's also got enough things to do, so charging this solar-powered tracker won't be one of them.
Easy to use, impossible to lose: all thanks to our Bluetooth tracker. When he can't find his wallet, he can just call it.
Dad's also busy keeping everyone safe, so our RFID-protection makes sure his cards are safe too.
And finally, these wallets also look great. If James Bond had a wallet, this would be it.
I received complimentary product.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The New RUBIK’S TILT by Super Impulse

Super Impulse’s has this new and exciting, handheld electronic video game controlled by motion.
Tilt Rubik's
Check out the RUBIK'S TILT the innovative, handheld game plays an electronic screen version of Rubik’s, but is controlled by movement! Tilt, twist and turn in the direction you want to turn the cube - left, right, forward and backward to control rows and full sides. Features include sound, various skill levels, and a timer for speed-cubing!

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Valentine’s Day Baby Gifts

Show baby a little extra love this year on Valentine’s Day! Spoil them with skincare products that are both great for their delicate skin as well as effective.


Boudreaux’s Maximum Strength Butt Paste will ensure baby is happy and comfortable all day and night long with its ability to start soothing irritation on contact. Boudreaux’s Maximum Strength Butt Paste has a thick barrier of protection that helps seal out any wetness but is gently enough to use daily. Plus, it is Amazon’s #1 best seller in diaper creams!


Heighten baby’s skincare routine this February 14th with a must-have from Baby Magic! Baby Magic’s Baby Lotion is infused with wholesome ingredients such as Camellia Oil and Marshmallow Root to hydrate and nourish baby’s skin.

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Parable of the Brown Girl by Khristi Lauren Adams

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Parable of the Brown Girl: The Sacred Lives of Girls of Color
by Khristi Lauren Adams

The stories of girls of color are often overlooked, unseen, and ignored rather than valued and heard. In Parable of the Brown Girl, minister and youth advocate Khristi Lauren Adams introduces readers to the resilience, struggle, and hope held within these stories. Instead of relegating these young women of color to the margins, Adams bring their stories front and center where they belong. By sharing encounters she's had with girls of color that revealed profound cultural and theological truths, Adams magnifies the struggles, dreams, wisdom, and dignity of these voices.

 Thought-provoking and inspirational, Parable of the Brown Girl is a powerful example of how God uses the narratives we most often ignore to teach us the most important lessons in life. It's time to pay attention.

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Cassandra's Review- Empowering females of color to stand strong and giving a great look into how hard it can be for some humans to make it in the world. 



Monday, February 10, 2020

Adventerra Games Giveaway

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