Sunday, March 30, 2014

Start Feeling, Being and Looking Healthier and More Youthful with Arbonne!

This semester has really taken a toll on me. Being a single mom who is a full time college student can be stressful as many of you may know. I am at the end of my community college tour and am about to go into my 4 year college program. I am excited and nervous all in one. Luckily, my support system allows me to take time to myself to attain my goals. Health and wellness is hugely important to me. I have lost over 100 pounds and am feeling more alive than ever, even being so tired and exhausted from my 24/7 jobs.

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At age 32, I feel and look better than ever!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

CampusBookRentals.Com Is A Must For All College Students!

As many of you may know, I am in college finishing up my basic classes before getting into a university to get my degree in social working to be a counselor. I am always looking for ways to save money on this journey as being a college student and single mom is pretty rough. I am so glad I have stumbled upon CampusBookRentals.Com so I can save a ton of money on my books each semester.

Some perks are:
-save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
-free shipping both ways
-can highlight in the textbooks
-flexible renting periods
-they donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented


If you are or have been book shopping you will know immediately that getting free shipping on your books is a huge deal and not a common benefit when ordering or renting books for classes. 

One of the other hugely exciting things that CampusBookRentals.Com offers is a Rent Back option. Each time your book gets rented, you make money. 

How does this work?



As I see it, there really is no other place to rent your college books from. 


Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Years Resolutions for 2014 - Vision Board -


I generally post my Vision Board up before New Years Eve but I am a little late in posting and that is okay, as long as I get one up. Last year a couple of the things on my 2013 Vision Board came to fruition so I am a believer. 

After some really scary recent news of my best friends health I will start with the health of my friends and family. I want my 2014 to be full of healthy living.



I want to drop and keep off an addition 20 pounds. I want to tone up my arms, legs and abs.


I want to pass my spring and summer semester at the community college keeping at least a 3.0 GPA.

I want to start my 1st year at the University of my choosing in fall of 2014 and keep my GPA up.

I want to start going to yoga classes and meditation classes.


Through my lessons learned in yoga and meditation I want to learn how to rid myself of negative energy, people included. 

I want to be in a healthy relationship with a super adorable,sexy guy who loves me unconditionally, who treats me with love and respect, who will be a good role model for my children and who will respect them showing them how a good man acts. I want a guy who is fun, funny, caring, emotionally available, who is clean and can dress up and who can be totally romantic but who is not to clingy or sappy. (this one may be a hard one to find but I am SURE he is out there)


I want to work more and have more $$$ (a windfall would be nice too) 


I want a better relationship with my girls. I want them to know each morning, noon and night that I love them more than the world is large and that I live my life trying to give them a better life. 


And just for fun:
I want a beach vacation with clean white soft warm sand, the sound of the ocean and several days of me just being me, enjoying life on the beach.


I want to learn how to make sushi so I can eat it all the time.



Online Shopping Cart

Developing a successful online commercial operation does not always require expertise in website programming and internet marketing techniques. Business owners simply need to find the right services that can provide the perfect eCommerce solutions for any niche market. 

There are plenty of website templates available for eCommerce applications. The basic design of such a template includes a directory feature that can list all of the products. Users can click on each product to find out more information and get closer views by zooming in on pictures. The left side bar of any online store usually features sections that are broken down by specific categories such as brands, sizes and prices. 

Another important feature of any online shop is payment processing. Web masters need to install a secure application that can safely take major forms of payments such as credit cards and electronic transfers. Payment processing software is usually linked to major credit card companies and other financial institutions. The secure processing ensures that all financial and payment data does not reach the wrong hands. Online store developers usually offer virtual shopping carts that are used to purchase items. A shopping cart can be loaded with items with a simple one click action. Similarly, items can be removed from a shopping cart with a single click. One advantage of using shopping carts online is the ability to buy multiple items at once simply by clicking the add more button. 

When a shopper is ready to pay, he or she can click the checkout button to proceed with payments at the online store. Internet stores usually feature visible logos and buttons that prompt action such as clicking "this online shopping cart."

Online store development software allows business owners to easily import an entire catalog of products. Each item is assigned a tracking number similar to a bar code in a physical store. Additionally, items can be quickly removed from any virtual online catalog with simple clicks of a mouse. Businesses that operate eCommerce stores also have access to detailed reports that include information on product views, sales, shipments and returns. 

Online stores also need to be marketed properly by professional website development companies. Pay Per Click marketing is very effective at attracting target customers that look for specific items online through search engines. Additionally, social media marketing campaigns can help online stores get more business through creative advertisements and unique promotional offers.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Spy Cams

It isn't easy keeping your house safe from those who want to break in. While you can lock your doors and close your windows, a good thief will have no problem breaking your windows or entering your home through an unlocked window. Therefore, you need a good security system that will alert you to the presence of an intruder before you are in serious danger.

Spy cams can be placed anywhere inside or outside of your home. You will be able to see everything that happens on your property at any time. If your home is ever invaded, you can escape and call the police without putting yourself in danger. It is a lot easier to make that emergency call from your neighbor's house or from your car as you are driving away from danger than it is to make that call from your closet. 

A good security system can reduce the odds that your home is invaded. If your home is ever burglarized, your cameras will make it easier to get away before you become a victim yourself. While you never want to see your things stolen, they can be replaced. It is much harder to replace yourself if you are seriously hurt or killed in a burglary.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Warning!! do Not read this if you are going through shopaholics anonymous.


A few months back my sister told me about some great deals she found at a garage sale. She bought gently used Nike's for her then 15 month old son for roughly $5. Being a single mother of two girls I was totally amused by her thrifty shopping and felt that it was something unique to her city, which is 1.5 hours away from me. After asking her to keep her eyes peeled at deals for my girls, she told me that all I needed to do was search my city name and then the words: Garage Sale, Swap N Shop, and Sales on Facebook and I would come across the same kind of deals. 

I got on my phone immediately and found 5 different Facebook groups within 2 minutes and was browsing the sales instantly. In just five months I have bought and sold enough to clean out some of my storage unit, closet and then add in the things that I want and or need for my girls and I. In one day I will buy something for $15, sell something for $20 and then find another thing for about $5. Essentially, I am swapping old for new and never losing any money in the process. I am addicted. I am a shopaholic and there are nights where I can't sleep so I find myself updating my Facebook page every few minutes to see what else is out there. 

I love to garage sale but am so busy that I can not find the time to drive up and down the streets to hop in and out of the car with my girls in tow to hope that they are selling something I just have to have. Then, the issue of having to haggle with prices can be daunting. Being able to comment on an item when it sparks my interest, get closer up pictures and ask questions about the items including asking for a better price over the internet and then setting up a meeting time and location is the best.

Here is a small list of things I have bought:
 a like new women's mountain bike, with the nubbies still on the tires for $50
Leap Pad with games and carry case $40
Leapster Explorer 2 with carry purse, games $35
Mounds of clothes for my girls for $1-$5 a piece
Miss Me jeans for $40
Coach purse $35
Twin size slay bed $50
shoes
costumes 

I have also sold:
Toys big and small
Baby carriers
diapers
Loveseat
toddler bed and mattress
clothes
I have even found babysitting jobs to bring in extra income
shoes

The options are endless. Unlike Craigslist where things are sold by more of a private sales and you don't know much about the item or person selling. Facebook allows you to communicate as much or as little before meeting up. It feels a lot safer and more personal. So, what are you waiting for? Check it out and let me know what you sell or buy.


Friday, September 27, 2013

Stanley Tool Set Giveaway!

How Exciting!! Perfect for any household! 

Stanley Tool Set Giveaway from Premiere Works! Win a free 65 piece Stanley Homeowner’s tool set from Premiere Works by entering the giveaway below. If you are not viewing this giveaway on PremiereWorks.com, go to http://www.premiereworks.com/blog/stanley-tool-set-giveaway to enter. Good luck!
Amazon $50 Gift Card

Monday, September 9, 2013

Monsters U: Top Tips for Surviving School!! To Be Released in Digital HD on 10/08/2013 OR Blue-ray Combo Pack On 10/29/2013!

Are your little monsters apprehensive about the start of the school year? Professor Knight is here to help with his Top Tips for Surviving School, in anticipation of the release of Monsters University on Digital HD on October 8th and on Blu-ray Combo Pack on October 29th! Also check out the clips below!

Hub Network 1st Annual Halloween BASH!


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Putting It Out There

I am not sure what all to believe in the news. Sadly, the things that I keep hearing are terrifying to me. The idea that I may not be able to watch my girls grow up or live the life that I have planned out for us, scares me greatly. I have talked a bit about my weight loss and my growth in my personal journey of going back to school after a domestic violence relationship. I have goals and dreams and for the first time in my life I can say that I am doing the work it takes to achieve my goals for myself. 

I don't know if the stuff in the news is real or not. I don't know if it is some terrible nightmare meant to scare people into doing something that is bigger then I can imagine. All I know is I am scared. I am worried for the future of my kiddos and I am afraid that all that I am working for, will be for not. It makes me wonder if going to work and sending my babies to school is worth it. Should I just get a bunker and store up on food and water and clothes for my babies and I? Should I spend what little money I have on fun things so I can try and do some of the things I have wanted to do with my girls while I can? Of course because who really knows what to believe and what to do, I will just continue on with my growth and I will pray each day that good things will happen for us. I will send my girls to dance lessons, encourage them to learn everything they can, I will read to them from fairy tales and let them have grand imaginations of what they will be when they grow up. I will play with my girls and teach them to be silly, strong and smart. I will teach my girls to be polite to others and care for others. 


I feel like I have to write my personal dreams out there into the world for myself. Maybe if I put it out there into the world wide web that things are set in stone somehow and my dreams may come true. It may sound silly and random but I imagine that if I send my goals, aspirations and dreams out like a boomerang it will come back to me with some of the things I have sent out.

I dream about meeting a man who will love me for me, who will cherish my imperfections and help me to achieve my goals in life, who will love my girls and treat them with respect. I dream of a beautiful wedding that allows me to celebrate my love and my family. Growing old with someone who loves me and my girls as much as I love him.Who spoils me as well as keeps me level headed.

I dream about my girls as they grow up to be healthy, strong, loving, happy, beautiful young woman. I dream they will have big goals in life and that they will put hard work into being where they want to be in life. I want a strong love and friendship with my girls, I want them to come to me with all of their problems and I want them to trust me with everything. I imagine them being involved in different school and extra curricular activities and bringing their friends over to the house all of the time. 

I want to live in a large clean, newer house with at least 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, that has a master-bedroom with large walk-in closet and bathroom. I would like my house to have a 2 car garage, fenced in backyard and nice neighbors. I would like to get a car big and safe enough for my family and a couple of their friends. I would like to take family vacations at least every other year to new places so I can show the world to my girls. 

I know this sounds silly to write out on my blog for others to see, but I am not ashamed of myself. I am not afraid of someone thinking that it sounds ridiculous to be a dreamer. I am really writing for me and for my girls to look back on and see the kind of person I was when I was "younger." 

What are your dreams and hopes for your life?