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5 Unique Gifts for Mother’s Day

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 in Rambles, Sales | 13 comments

5 Unique Gifts for Mother’s Day

Lately I’ve been doing a LOT of promotion of my own stuff, so I thought I’d take a break and show you some unique gifts that your Mom will love that I DIDN’T make!  I mean, she’d love my stuff too, but that’s beside the point.  Amazon has done a great job of showcasing what they call “Interesting finds” and I’m obsessed with browsing through them.  But of course, while Amazon might be one of the more convenient sites to order from, there are other retailers out there with great unique gifts!  Here’s 5 unique gifts for Mother’s Day you might consider this year.  

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Purchase Pink Ribbon Designs to Fight Breast Cancer

Posted on Apr 18, 2017 in Crafts, Sales | 19 comments

Purchase Pink Ribbon Designs to Fight Breast Cancer

One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.  According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide.  I’ve known a few women in my time that have been diagnosed and otherwise affected.  It’s for them that I’ve created some Pink Ribbon designs.  It’s also for them that, for the next two weeks, I’ll be donating 50% of the sales from my Pink Ribbon designs to Liz Fogg for her journey to walk the AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer in Washington DC.

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Baby Dumbo Baby Shower

Posted on Mar 7, 2017 in Crafts | 19 comments

Baby Dumbo Baby Shower

It’s taken me a while to get my thoughts together to tell you about the Baby Dumbo Baby Shower I helped throw for one of my best friends, Lorenza.  This happened back in January, and for a long time I was really hard on myself that I’d dropped the ball with some things.  Now that time has passed and her baby boy is due to be born in 10 days, I’ve collected my thoughts to tell you the good stuff!

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Help Me Pay Bills by Online Shopping

Posted on Dec 5, 2016 in Affiliate Marketing |

Help Me Pay Bills by Online Shopping
I’m not sure if I’ve shared this here on my blog or not, but I’m attempting to start my own consulting firm offering Affiliate Program Management.  It’s what I’ve been doing for 10 years, why I started this blog in the first place back in 2008, etc.  If you want to check that out, visit Blinkstar Media.  However, since we’re in the final month of the year and Black Friday & Cyber Monday have already passed, it’s not a great time of year to find new clients so I’m looking to supplement my income in some creative ways.
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Win Julep Kerry for a Perfect Fall Manicure

Posted on Nov 7, 2016 in Beauty, Contests, Manicures | 1 comment

Win Julep Kerry for a Perfect Fall Manicure

Once again, my mistake is someone else’s gain.  The fatal downfall to having 347 different bottles of nail polish is that on occasion, I get a duplicate.  Not just a similar polish, but the exact same one.  In this case, I opted in for the Pumpkin Spice Mystery Polish in my November Julep Maven Box and ended up with a second bottle of Julep Kerry.  So let’s have a giveaway!

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Thanksgiving Papercraft with Cricut

Posted on Nov 3, 2016 in Crafts |

Thanksgiving Papercraft with Cricut

The last few years, my friends and I have gotten together sometime around Thanksgiving to have our own Friendsgiving.  I’ve never been a great cook, so creating the decor has been my task, and I do a lot of the Thanksgiving papercraft with my Cricut Explore.  I don’t remember why it started, but I now look forward to it from 12:00 AM November 1st until whenever we have it.

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