Friday, July 26, 2019

It's A Case Of #TheMissingMoney

The Missing Money by Okeoma Moronu Schreiner
About The Book:
A beautifully illustrated children's book about an imaginative little boy's first encounter with the banking system! The Missing Money follows Kai on his adventure to deposit his newly earned money. While on his journey a seemingly scary ATM monster "eats" all of his money! Kai struggles to understand where his money has gone and just before attempting to break his money out, his mother sits him down to explain this confusing turn of events and helps put his mind at ease. Get your copy now and your kids will enjoy the colorful illustrations in this wonderful story while learning the basics of money.

About The Author:
Okeoma Moronu Schreiner is a mother of two, a personal finance nerd, and a corporate finance attorney. She loves helping parents and children grow interest in their money!

 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

#BTSwithOfficeDepot #BackToSchool2019

Win a $50 Office Depot & Office Max Gift Card! 
Monday, July 22nd at 12:00 AM PT to Friday, August 2nd at 11:59 PM PT. Ten (10) winners will receive a $50 gift card from Office Depot &Office Max. Users enter the giveaway by heading to the Office Depot & Office Max page on Savings.com and submitting their email address on the form at the top of the page. The winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Monday (8/5) via the email address they used to enter.
 
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Friday, July 19, 2019

Conquer The Laundry Mountain This Summer & #BackToSchool2019

Get those Summer stains out! And get help this upcoming School Year!
Dryel uses a patented process to clean your dry clean only and special care clothes. The heat of your dryer activates the cleaning solution in the Dryer Activated cleaning cloth to release a steam that removes body soils and odors from the clothes. The Fabric Protection Bag maintains the optimal balance of cleaning agents and heat, allowing the steam to work thoroughly through the clothes, and then slowly vents the vapors out of the bag and dryer. Dryel Booster Spray includes extra cleaning agents to remove stains, and add freshness to heavily soiled areas prior to putting the garments through the in-dryer system.
The original form of Biz! Add Biz Powder to every load to boost the cleaning power of your detergent and eliminate tough stains. Pre-Soak: Dissolve 1/2 cup Biz in a gallon of warm water and soak garments 1-4 hours. Pre-Treat: Wet the stained area, make a paste with Biz Powder and warm water. Spread paste over the stain, let sit up to 30 minutes, then wash as usual.

Check it all out at Biz Stain Fighter on Facebook, as well as Biz Stain Fighter on Twitter. And Dryel on Facebook, as well as Dryel on Twitter.
 
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Monday, July 15, 2019

Gift Ideas For Your Blind Loved Ones

Searching for a good gift for the blind or visually impaired can be very rewarding if you know where to look. These options barely scratch the surface of the rich variety of blind-friendly items available, but they are a good place to start.

Cards

A greeting card is a staple addition to any gift, whether it be money or something more substantial. There is no reason that anyone should have to miss out just because they can't see. Fortunately, there are braille birthday cards on the market, providing a joyful way to solve the problem. You can customize the message and there are plenty of stock options to choose from. Raised designs with braille captions do away with the need for interpretation. Stock up, these are good for any occasion.

Jewelry

Jewelry is a classic and beloved gift item, no matter who you are giving it to. It is not necessary, but there are tailored jewelry options for the blind that include braille designs and messages. This modification will add a touch of thoughtfulness to your present. Whether it be a necklace, bracelet, key-chain or ring, there is a style for everybody.

Candy

This suggestion is not as straightforward as buying a box of chocolates. Appealing to someone's sense of taste is a no-brainer. However, there is such a thing as braille chocolate and candy molds, and they can make your celebration very special. You can go ahead and make chocolates with a braille message to bring to the party, or you can give the molds as gifts themselves. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving! It can be a delightful surprise to find braille where you do not expect it.

Braille is an easy way to let your blind friends and family know that you care. It is easy to find on almost any product. Go the extra mile and pick a gift that has a real wow factor.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

#OnThisDay In 2011

I was looking back at some old posts, and it is sort of fun to do that! It was 2011, and I was talking about A Touch Of Sun (do they still sell that?), some book recommendations, yummy Garden of Eatin' snacks, and a ProBar discount that was especially for my readers. I think I like this looking back on old posts thing! Hee hee.

 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Tips For Choosing The Right Daycare

Choosing the right daycare for your child can seem daunting. You are trusting other people to take the best care possible of your little one, so it is of the utmost importance that you find somewhere that you are comfortable with. It can be challenging to know what questions to ask and what to look for during your search, so here are a few things to get you started. 

Cleanliness

You should be able to see if a daycare is clean during your tour. Most places require everyone to put on shoe covers to enter the infant room so that they do not track in dirt. You can also ask how often they clean the toys and what they do if a student drops his pacifier. You can expect there to be a normal amount of mess while toddlers are playing, but the daycare should overall be safe and clean. 

Student to Teacher Ratio

You will likely find that there is a state law regarding student teacher ratio of child care centers near me Tampa FL depending on the age of the children in the classroom. Most daycares stick to the state requirement; however, you may find some places that actually prefer a smaller student to teacher ratio. This means that your child is likely to get more personal attention from the teacher, so be sure to ask what the care center's number is. 

Curriculum

Most places implement a daily curriculum even in the infant's room. They typically have this posted somewhere for you to see, and some places will give you the curriculum for the month to look at. Ask each location you visit what a typical day would look like for your child. 

Start looking early so that you have time to visit a few places and do your research. This is a big decision, so do not rush into anything. Ask lots of questions, but remember to follow your gut instinct as well. 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Caught In The Middle – Caring For Adults

In 2015, 13.5% of Americans provided care for an elderly relative, many of them doing so while also caring for one or more children. This makes them part of the sandwich generation, and the burdens can be tremendous. If you find yourself in this position, there are actions you can take to lighten your load.

Get Help

Solicit other family members to visit, freeing you up for a few hours at a time. Cutting down on errands can make the weeks less chaotic, so where possible outsource mundane time-consuming tasks. Order groceries and household goods online for delivery or quick pick up.  Have a restaurant delivery service like DoorDash help you put dinner on the table after a hectic day. Send the laundry out and bring a house cleaner in. Many public transit systems offer special services for the disabled and elderly, handy for occasional rides to doctor and dentist appointments.

Become a Care Giver

You are primarily a daughter and think of them as Mom and Dad, but you may want to consider establishing an official caregiver-client relationship. Contacting an organization that specializes in adult foster care service Massachusetts can have several advantages. Most importantly, it gives you access to support from professional care managers and registered nurses. Knowing you have resources and a team behind you can help you feel more confident and less alone in your situation. Additionally, once you become a recognized caregiver, you are entitled to a stipend that is not taxed, money that can come in handy in multiple ways. 

Take Breaks

Most jobs come with break time built in; this should be no different. If you are regularly caring for others’ needs, your mental health requires you to take care of your own as well. Short daily and weekly breaks must be built in to your routine, perhaps in the form of yoga classes or Saturday lunches with friends. Occasional vacations and weekend getaways are essential to keep you refreshed and energized. Remember, to properly take care of your loved ones you must take care of yourself.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

MadeGood Foods & Mabel's Labels #BackToSchool2019

Are you always looking for a healthy treat for your children...and yourself? Look no further. MadeGood has a variety of healthy treat and snack choices to meet your family’s discerning taste. Choose from granola minis, granola bars, cereal, crispy squares, and chocolate chips for baking or snacking. Starting with the all-natural ingredients they use, from dried fruits and whole grains, MadeGood selects ingredients to make tasty, healthy treats. MadeGood products are made in a facility free from the most common allergens; peanuts, tree nuts, soy, dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish, gluten, and sesame. The products contain hidden vegetables with the nutrients of one full serving of vegetables from six different sources.
They source their ingredients to adhere to industry standards for non-GMO, organic, vegan, and gluten-free products in order to ensure the highest quality of ingredients for healthy treats. You can rest assured that MadeGood products are an allergy friendly, healthy treat and snack that is safe for school and all public kid-friendly functions. With a selection of delicious flavors to choose from your family will be reminding you to pick some up the next time you go to the grocery store.

Save $10 on Mabel's Labels with specially marked packages!
Check it all out at MadeGood on Facebook, as well as MadeGood on Twitter.  
   
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Monday, July 8, 2019

#MacysBFinJuly Sale


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$2,000 #MacysBFinJuly Giveaway

Win a Macy's gift card! 
 Monday, July 8th at 12:00 AM PT to Sunday, July 14th at 11:59 PM PT. Forty Five (45) winners will receive a gift card to Macy’s: Ten (10) winners will receive a $100.00 gift card to Macy’s. Five (5) winners will receive a $50.00 gift card to Macy’s. Thirty (30) winners will receive a $25.00 gift card to Macy’s. Users enter the giveaway by heading to the Macy's page on Savings.com and submitting their email address on the form at the top of the page. The winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Monday (7/15) via the email address they used to enter.  
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Saturday, July 6, 2019

oNecklace

oNecklace is an international jewelry manufacturer, that deals exclusively with customized name necklaces. Inspired by the concept of personalized nameplate pendants, oNecklace opened their doors to the world in 2012 and have been creating beautiful and fashionable customized jewelry. They have a delightful range of products, designed by a skillful team of technicians who incorporate a blend of individual style along with sentimental charm. The products are some of the most stunning and contemporary pieces of jewelry that you will come across in the market. They have necklace categories such as name necklaces, monogram choker necklaces, and brushed pendants just to mention a few. Choose between plated or pure sterling silver and pure gold or gold plated chain necklaces to adorn the name of your choice. All the wonderful creations crafted in their confines could not have been possible if it were not for their state of the art factory. This is where the process of turning names and initials into lovely pieces of jewelry unfolds. Coupled with efficient machinery and a competent workforce, they can use all your ideas while creating personalized name necklaces to meet your personal sense of style.
Let your confidence shine with a Personalized Infinity Name Ring of your very own, an effortless statement ring available to customize with any name of your choice. This timeless and iconic infinity symbol is intertwined with your name written in elegant script letters, on a band made from the finest quality Sterling Silver, plated with your choice of 24K Gold or Rose Gold. This infinity ring is guaranteed to be your new go-to accessory you wont want to take off. Let your personality shine!

Check it all out at oNecklace on Facebook, as well as oNecklace on Twitter.
      
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Little - Coming Soon On DVD And BluRay

The big boss gets a small dose of karma in Little, an inventive new twist on the body swap comedy. The film arrived on Digital and the all-new digital movie app Movies Everywhere on June 25th, 2019 and on Blu-Ray, DVD, and On Demand July 9th, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed by critics as “big fun”, Little shines a bright light on the incredible talent of the three female leads and shows the true meaning of Black Girl Magic. This light-hearted, comedic, and heartwarming film comes packed with lively exclusive bonus features including a gag reel, behind-the-scenes featurettes, a hilarious “mockumentary” featuring Regina Hall and a special Assistant Survival Guide presented by Issa Rae.

Little is an irreverent new comedy about the price of success, the power of sisterhood, and having a second chance to grow up - and glow up - right. Regina Hall and Marsai Martin both star as Jordan Sanders - Hall as the take-no-prisoners tech mogul adult version of Jordan and Martin as the 13-year-old version of her who wakes up in her adult self’s penthouse just before a do-or-die presentation. Issa Rae plays Jordan’s long-suffering assistant April. Using heart and humor, Little teaches us to not shy away but to celebrate the greatest and most authentic versions of ourselves. Filled with laugh-out-loud moments from beginning to end and amusing bonus content, Little makes the perfect movie for a Girls Night In! The film is based on an idea by Marsai Martin, who also serves as an executive producer, alongside Regina Hall, Preston Holmes, and Josh Martin. Little is directed by Tina Gordon, produced by Will Packer, and also stars Justin Hartley.
 
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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

WannaRub Spice Blend

WannaRub was founded in 2018 by Eric Strohl, a decorated Navy veteran who served as an Aircrewman and Rescue Swimmer in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm and in Somalia during Operation Restore Hope.
WannaRub is a spice blend. Sweet and smoky flavor with a little heat. Use as a dry rub or seasoning for beef, chicken, pork, and fish or any side dish as a seasoning. Low in sodium, gluten free, no additives, preservatives, MSG or GMO’s. Check out the recipes here - not only can you put it on all your meats, but add it as a topping on pastas, or use it in dips and sauces. What about baked on crackers? Bloody Mary anyone? The possibilities are endless. And we love it not only for the flavor, because it has literally replaced our go to spice that I used on everything, but because it is supporting a fellow military veteran!

Check it all out at WannaRub on Facebook, as well a WannaRub on Twitter.
 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Dumbo Now On DVD

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure Dumbo expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets. 
 
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PawPurity #PetCare2020

PawPurity is the result of many years of working to make the lives of pets and their owners better, safer, healthier, and easier.  PawPuri...