Friday, July 31, 2015

Save 20% On Label Daddy Labels For #BackToSchool

Are you ready for Back to School? You can Save 20% on Label Daddy labels for all your Back to School needs! This is the best deal available on Label Daddy, the number one solution for labeling your kid's belongings! Remember to label all clothing, sports equipment, electronics, and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, vacation, and other places. Label Daddy labels keep them from getting lost or mixed up with others.

These labels are super durable peel-and-stick washable labels - they're washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant! Label Daddy labels are also fun and attractive. You design your own labels! Pick from tons of colors, sizes and logos, including Disney and Marvel characters, MLB, NBA, and NHL team logos, other sport and fun logos, and more. Their exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection and is a must for camp! These labels are made in the USA and shipped directly to you worldwide.

Remember, Save 20% on your entire Label Daddy order - this is the best discount available anywhere.

Use code USFAMILY20 at checkout at Label Daddy.
 
 

Caribou Coffee Crafted Press Coffees

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Caribou Coffee.
In summer, the days are longer and our routines sometimes are more relaxed. No matter what summer mode you are in, Caribou Coffee has a wide variety of premium cold drinks for you to discover and explore.

Do you like crafting, sewing, entertaining, reading, going to trade shows, biking, hiking, swimming, etc.? Well, whatever it is you do this summer, you are active. And sometimes life on-the-go is tiresome. That is why I love my Crafted Press Coffee from Caribou Coffee!
The other day I had like 900 errands to run. Nothing fun and exciting, not really. But I needed my fix, so I was on the go with my coffee! And then the day got better! I went garage sale-ing with my son, and we had such a blast! Getting things done, as well as having some fun in between! The best part of course was spending the gorgeous summer day with my son, and we made it an adventure. Yes, there were tasks to be done. But we also got to do unexpected things, and be on the hunt for cool treasures at yard sales. We even drove in parts of the city we had never been to before! How cool is that?
Caribou Coffee created their new Crafted Press to be the perfect fuel for your everyday adventures, with bold coffee to keep you awake and a touch of sweetness to keep you refreshed.

Caribou Coffee takes 12 hours to cold steep their coffee because they love serving the best to their guests. That made them wonder “What motivates you for 12 hours?” So grab your camera and a Crafted Press and share your adventure with the world using #12hrAdventure. Share your adventure and check out others at Caribou Coffee on Facebook!

Now you can sign up for Caribou Perks from the mobile app. If you would like to try the Crafted Press just fill out the optional survey and receive one complimentary medium beverage! Awesome!
 
 
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Caribou Coffee.

Pool Safety #Infographic

Did you know that 390 children drown every year and 75% are under 5 years old? This new infographic details alarming statistics on child drowning, as well as expert tips on how it can be prevented. The experts at Life Saver Pool Fence have released an insightful infographic with shocking child statistics about child drowning, including how it happens, and how it can be prevented. This infographic not only raises awareness on how easily drowning can happen, but how easy it is to prevent it. Life Saver also has tips on steps to take to prevent it.
 

6 Traps To Avoid When Talking To Kids About Finance

Talking to kids about budgeting and credit is important. But what’s the best way to go about it? The experts at consumer research group NextAdvisor.com have put together a list of 6 potential pitfalls to help parents prepare talking to kids about finance- and how to get around them.

1. Avoiding money talks altogether
Most children have a genuine curiosity about the world around them and are prone to exploring topics on their own. Though they lack the maturity to navigate certain issues by themselves, it’s entirely possible to take advantage of this natural inquisitiveness and slowly guide your child to understanding money over time. By leaving them in the dark or making the topic off limits, you’re giving them cues that might discourage them from thinking critically about finance as they get older. If your kid asks you a money or finance related question, make sure to address the question in an age-appropriate manner. It’s okay to leave out the finer details of something like home equity for a four year old and simply elaborate on the rest later when they’re a bit older. By gaining familiarity with finance, kids can begin seeing it as a necessary part of their lives rather than a mysterious, incorporeal and forbidden force.

2. Not allowing kids to manage their own money or see you budgeting
Budgeting is the cornerstone of any fiscally responsible individual’s financial plan, and that’s why it should be the first thing you should teach your kids about money. While a number of parents already have practices in place that can aid in this process, such as giving out allowances, they often fail to tie this to any broader financial themes. Although giving your child an allowance will begin to help them understand the basics of income, it alone will not teach everything. To supplement the practice of handing an allowance, you can have your kids save for major purchases or items they want, such as certain toys and games. You can also set savings goals for them and have them put aside the money into a savings account. Finally, when they’re mature enough, you can share your own budget and expenses with your child to show them what it’s like to manage an “allowance” at a higher level. Learning how to budget also includes learning about saving. Make sure they understand the need to put aside money for long-term goals and emergencies. This also means teaching them about various saving strategies such as investments that yield interest for the money they've put aside. While the concept of a 401k, Roth IRA or any other type of retirement plan may be a little complicated for young children to understand, an online savings account will be the best place to start, as it earns more interest than an account through a brick-and-mortar bank. Visit our online savings accounts reviews to learn more.

3. Not teaching them about credit
A lot of discussions about financial responsibility tend to revolve around simply managing expenses, which is great, but it leaves out the other side of managing debt and credit. You should develop a strategy to help engage your child in managing their credit. Just like you would give them allowances and savings goals to teach them about budgeting, you could give them a prepaid debit card to manage in order to help them learn about credit. Minors are ineligible to apply for a credit card or request a loan, but that doesn’t mean you can’t begin putting a system in place to make them ready for their first card or loan. A plan for building credit begins with a discussion about credit with your child. This can be as early as you feel your child is ready. You don’t need to wait until they’re a teenager; simply discuss the concept of credit over time so they can understand it. By the time your child is in middle school or high school, they can be made an authorized user on one of your existing credit cards. If you teach them to repay everything they charge, this is a solid intermediary step that will allow them to transition into becoming a credit-responsible adult when they’re able to get credit cards and loans in their name. Make sure you explain to your child the circumstances in which they should use the card and monitor their activity. A handful of banks have a certain type of authorized signers for minors of a certain age (usually around 15 years old) that allows the minor to act similarly to a co-signer — meaning the credit card history and its payments reflect on the child's credit reports. Oftentimes the primary cardholder needs to call the bank to inquire or request this type of authorized user. On the other hand, with most banks an authorized user’s actions will not impact their own credit reports or scores, as the card is only connected to the credit of the primary account holder. In both circumstances you don’t want to make your child an authorized signer unless you completely trust they understand the money has to be paid back, as prematurely making your child an authorized signer may land you some unexpected debt.

4. Scaring your kids away from ever borrowing
Because of the nature of financial reason-ability is framed around expenses, a lot of people come to believe that debt itself is inherently bad and something to be avoided at all costs. Responsible people don’t live above their means and should only buy things they can afford, right? However, credit assessments are a huge part of life. Everything from renting an apartment to even certain types of employment opportunities may require a credit check. The fundamental paradox of credit is that in order to have a good score, you need to go into debt. A lot of young adults not only have a limited credit history, but they also don’t understand this aspect of credit and thus fear borrowing. When emphasizing to your kids the importance of budgeting and living within their means, make sure to also talk about the necessity of credit. It's especially good to instill the importance of only using credit cards or loans for purchases they can already afford, or for purchases that have substantial long-term value (such as a house or college degree) for which they have developed a financing plan. They need to understand that the goal isn’t to avoid debt, but to avoid taking on unnecessary debt or debt which they cannot finance, such as excessive credit card debt.

5. Failing to talk about taxes
You don’t need to have your child look over your shoulder while you file your tax returns, but you should sit down with them when they’re old enough so they can understand the basic aspects of tax returns, including how to properly file and how to ensure they receive their tax refund in a timely manner. At the very least, let your children know that paying taxes is something they’re expected to do as soon as they get their first job. If you have assets or other types of taxable items, like property and investments, make sure you also share this with your child.

6. Avoiding discussions about net worth, income or assets
Sometimes kids ask “Are we rich or poor?” While this is definitely a less-than-ideal topic, it’s likely going to be brought up. This is a touchy subject for parents, but at some point your child will need to know this so they’re aware of any ongoing financial issues affecting the family. While this conversation should be had when your child is older and more mature, aspects of it might be present when talking about other aspects of finance, such as tax forms or budgeting. Similar to the other topics listed above, it should be introduced gradually when your child seems to be gaining the maturity to understand finances.

 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Esfeel Polka Vintage High Waisted Bikini

With summer in full swing, I love to go to the beach. And I feel so cute in my new Esfeel Polka Vintage High Waisted Bikini. With soft shaper cup inserts and a slight sweetheart neckline on the bodice to provide a super fit, and the fine sewing craftsmanship, this suit is comfortable and causes no irritation. This Swimsuit Bikini set is perfect for casual time at the beach and to go for a swim. I adore the vintage look, and it is just way too cute!

 
 
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Freckled Fawn July 2015 Kit

Freckled Fawn has all the bits and bobs for all your crafting needs. They help you to create products that delight the eye and gladden the heart. Freckled Fawn is a monthly subscription service that provides you with scrapbooking embellishments.
We got the July kit and it included:
A roll of wide washi tape
A set of wood phrases
A set of red die cut labels
A set of flair
A sheet of silver foil
Color phrase stickers
A sheet of cork circle stickers
A package of enamel shapes
A package of acetate alpha & numbers
A package of resin shapes
A zipper pouch

Check it all out at Freckled Fawn on Facebook.
 
 

OxyRub Pain Relief Cream 20% Off!

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- Relieve tense, painful back, leg, and neck muscles
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- Take the throbs out of bumps, sprains, and bruises
- And so much more.
Pain is the single most common reason that patients seek medical care - and yet, there have been shockingly few truly effective solutions. Not anymore. Now, not even the worst chronic pain can stand up to the pain-relieving power of OxyRub. Whether you've been fighting arthritis pain for ages or just suffer from aches and pains after a round of golf or an afternoon in the garden, OxyRub pain relief cream can eliminate your pain - quickly. OxyRub combines the pain-relieving power of menthol with a patented, proprietary oxygenated essential oil into a soothing, pleasant-smelling cream. Just apply OxyRub where it hurts and presto! No more pain! That's because muscle pain relief cream OxyRub rubs in quickly and goes to work right at the source of your pain, to conquer it within minutes, right on contact. Without waiting to digest a pill. Without worrying about drug interactions or harmful side effects. Without medicinal scents, messy oils, or greasy lotions. OxyRub's secret lies in a patented blend of menthol, emollients, and oxygenated essential oil in a soothing, non-greasy cream that's absorbed into the skin in seconds with no burning or irritation!

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Save 20% off your first purchase of OxyRub 1 Tube (4 oz.) sold by Healthy Directions on Amazon.com. Promotion code expires 12/31/15.
 
 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Scrigit Scraper #Giveaway

Save time! Save effort! Even save wear and tear on your fingernails! Have a handy easy to use scraper nearby when you need it. The pocket-sized Scrigit Scraper is a versatile cleaning tool that provides a quick, safe, and convenient alternative to fingernails and other types of scrapers as a way to remove small amounts of common substances, such as food, candle wax, soap, paint, adhesive labels, grease and grime, from flat and curved household surfaces, such as dishes, kitchen and bathroom counter tops and floors.
About the size of a pen, the Scrigit Scraper is perfect for reaching into tight spaces, grooves and crevices. The tool is also handy for arts and crafts. The size and unique cylindrical shape of the tool, with a different style scraper at each end, make it easy to hold, carry around and keep in handy places so you can grab it quickly when needed. The durable specially selected hygienic plastic used to make the scraper is safe to use on most household and automotive surfaces, including Plexiglas windows. Make Scrigit your essential scraper tool.
 
 

Pleasuresack Adult Subscription

Pleasuresack.com is a luxury adult subscription box company offering high-end sexual products, toys, and unique bedroom gifts to improve your sex life! The products will enhance your sexuality and the monthly gift bags are guaranteed to please everyone that is ready for some naughty changes in the bedroom as well as add some adventure to your sex life! Pleasuresack offers many lines of exclusive products that will heat things up and offer you better sex, which is just a better way to live.
I got the Fear Of Commitment one-month box. This is something new, it's sexual and something that not everyone is comfortable talking about or ordering online, but it is also something that most people think about constantly: Sexual Satisfaction. If you're happy sexually, you'll be happier in life. If you're not having sex, then something is seriously missing from your life. Whether it's with your spouse, your partner, or by yourself, we all want to achieve the best climax ever. The kind of orgasms that make your knees buckle, or send chills through your sexual organs, continued through the rest of your body and then pass out. Now that's climax, and that's what Pleasuresack is here to help you with! An improved sex life! There are literally tens of 1000's of adult products out there. Where do you start? How do you choose? With Pleasuresack Monthly, they take the guess-work out of picking from so many different products because they've already narrowed it down for you. The products they include in Pleasuresack Monthly are always tasteful, intriguing, fun, exciting and different. At Pleasuresack, they will send you different samples, trial sizes, and other goodies each month from manufacturers of high-end adult products that will change your sex life for the better. If you really enjoy something out of your monthly order and you gotta have more.....just come back and visit the store to purchase full-size versions. An easy way to learn what you like, and what you maybe don't!

Check it all out at Pleasuresack on Facebook, as well as Pleasuresack on Twitter.
 
 

Monday, July 27, 2015

The "Solution" To Tough Opiate Withdrawals?

 Elimidrol-The Way To Significantly Alleviate Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms
A scientifically formulated supplement to help you overcome opiate withdrawal-WITHOUT risking dependence on other drugs.

A Tough Nut To Crack
As any doctor will tell you, most traditional opiate withdrawal methods come with risks. To wean the patient off of their opiate habit, they need to put them on a "safer" opiate like Methadone. This method has a high level of success, but for many people, the treatment will become addictive in itself.

It's a conundrum that has left some opiate users asking the same question for decades:
Is there any way to kick this addiction-without the horrible anxiety, sleepless nights, depression, restlessness, aches, vomiting and the rest of symptoms that come with quitting opiates-without risking dependency on another drug?

This is the problem that Sunrise Nutraceuticals set out to solve with Elimidrol.

Elimidrol - Opiate Withdrawal Relief...Without Opiates

Elimidrol is an opiate withdrawal formula that reduces the pain, anxiety, mental anguish, emotional imbalance, irritability, restlessness, aches, and all the other mental and physical symptoms of opiate withdrawal with a non-addictive formula.

It's a task that has confounded addiction specialists for years. But if Elimidrol's early results are an indication, Sunrise Nutraceuticals has created the solution.

Elimidrol is a:
Non-addictive...
Non-habit forming...
Potent...
Soothing...
Highly effective...
Detox-based solution.

The main issue with opiate withdrawal is, and always has been, the extreme mental and physical discomfort (to put it mildly) that comes with withdrawal. It's the anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, irritability, emotional imbalance, restlessness, cramps, aching, bowel irregularity, and so forth that send the sufferer coming back for more.

The Best Ingredients In The Business
Elimidrol helps you get over this tough withdrawal period by providing a combination of potent and effective ingredients known for helping with opiate withdrawal symptoms: And it shows! Elimidrol is the only opiate withdrawal product guaranteed to work, and backed by a 100% money back guarantee. Elimidrol provides a level of potency that is unmatched by any non-opiate product in the industry, and has a success rate commensurate with the quality of its ingredients.

People who have tried Elimidrol have reported high levels of success in their recovery, along with major benefits like:
Positive mood
Comfort
Calmness
Calm, sustained energy
Emotional stability
Deep restful sleep
Overall relief

Elimidrol comes in both daytime and nighttime formulas, to provide 24 hour relief. Reviews so far are overwhelmingly positive, with many people reporting that this was the one product that finally worked for them. Elimidrol is a fresh approach to overcoming opiate withdrawal that's sure to help you reclaim your life.

 

Gluten Free Bites from The GFB

Created by two gluten-free brothers and a pastry chef, Gluten Free Bites feature easy-to-understand and wholesome ingredients like toasted cashews, cherries, California almonds, Virginia peanuts, and crisped brown rice. Available in new kid-friendly PB&J and mom-loved dark chocolate hazelnut varieties, this snack’s chewy and moist inside and lightly toasted crunch on the outside tastes like homemade yumminess!
All Gluten Free Bites are:
·Packed with a complete source of protein derived from brown rice and pea protein (10-12 grams!)
·High in fiber and made with all-natural (70% organic) and GMO-free ingredients
·Certified gluten-free, vegan, and Kosher (made in-house at GFB’s dedicated facility)
·Free of fillers, additives, wheat, soy, cholesterol, trans fat, casein and dairy
·Sweetened with low-glycemic agave nectar, brown rice syrup, and dates instead of added sugar 

Perfect quick on-the-go snacks for summertime, or soon to be Back To School!



 

Sixteen Water

Water is the main component of the human body. The amount of water you consume everyday plays an important role in maintaining your healthy body by improving kidney function, energizing muscles, keeping skin looking great, keeping things flowing, and giving a great brain boost. As an added plus, it has no calories, fat, carbohydrates or sugar.
JEJU 16 Water says bottoms up! As rainwater collects in a mineral-rich caldera on Mt. Halla, water begins to travel through 1,400 feet of purifying, mineral-rich bedrock. This results in an intense 18-year purification process that allows the water to produce an alkaline similar to the body’s PH balance, making it great for body absorption, and the high levels of magnesium and calcium help to provide the body with energy metabolism. All of these factors make JEJU 16 Water one of the healthiest waters on the market. And, because JEJU 16 Water is sold in select Fairway Markets, on Amazon, and in more locations across the US, it's easily accessible nationwide.

Get in the habit of keeping a JEJU water bottle on hand at all times. And if the taste beings to bore, spice up the taste buds with a squeeze of citrus to the glass! Before you know it, all the benefits of water will be right at your fingertips…and in your body. This water is fresh and delicious. One of the best water bottle brands I have ever tasted!

Check it all out at 16 Water on Facebook!
 
 

The Witch Of Bourbon Street #SRC2015

I am spending my summer traveling with BookSparks in this year’s #SRC2015. Right now, I am traveling with The Witch of Bourbon Street by Suzanne Palmieri. Destination: Get jazzy in New Orleans.
About The Book:
Situated deep in the Louisiana bayou is the formerly opulent Sorrow Estate. Once home to a magical family - the Sorrows - it now sits in ruins, ever since a series of murders in 1902 shocked the entire community. Now the ghosts of girls in white dresses shift in and out of view, stuck in time as they live out the past on repeat. When Frances Green Sorrow is born carrying the "signs" of the so-called chosen one, it is believed she will bring her family back from the brink of obscurity, finally resurrecting the glory of what it once was and setting the Sorrows ghosts free. But Frances is no savior. Fleeing from heartbreak, she seeks solace in the seductive chaos of New Orleans, only to end up married too young in an attempt to live an ordinary life. When her marriage falls apart shortly after having a son, she returns home again - alone - just out of reach from the prying eyes of her family. But when her son disappears, she is forced to rejoin the world she left behind, exposing her darkest secret in order to find him and discovering the truth of what really happened that fateful year in the process. Set amidst the colorful charm of The French Quarter and remote bayous of Tivoli Parish, Louisiana, Suzanne Palmieri's The Witch of Bourbon Street is a story of family, redemption, and forgiveness. Because sometimes, the most important person you have to forgive....is yourself.

My Thoughts:
I gobbled this book up! I read it in one day! Yes, one day! I was fortunate to have a day to myself, and began reading, and reading, and reading. By the time it was nightfall, the book was finished! Such a good story, and I love this author!

About The Author:
Suzanne Palmieri is the author of The Witch of Little Italy and The Witch of Belladonna Bay. She also writes as Suzanne Hayes and lives with her husband and three daughters in North Branford, Connecticut.

 
 

Getting Fit At Home Deals & Steals

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