Friday, December 19, 2014

IRS Tax Refund Schedule

If there's one part of getting a refund from the IRS that is difficult, it definitely has to be waiting on your money. Luckily, you can check the IRS tax refund schedule so you have a better idea of when it is coming.

While nothing is set in stone, this will give you an idea of when you may be able to expect your money. Obviously, if you do a direct deposit then you get your money a lot faster than a paper check and for those who cannot wait, some places will give you an advance on your tax refund to get your business - such as car lots and check cashing places (for a fee).

The important thing is to file as fast as you can so that you get ahead of the rest and can get your refund as soon as possible, according to the tax refund schedule from the IRS.

NinjaBread Cookies!

I saw this last night on a friend's post on Facebook and have to buy some for myself. They're Ninjabread Cookies. They're cheaper here locally so I plan to get some tonight and make them this weekend. I hope they're not one of those Pinterest type fails where I have to put "nailed it" on there and it's a disaster.

I'll share photos once we've made them. Heck, we still have to take some Elf on the Shelf pictures of our Elf, Slidell. He's very evil!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

When Can You File Your 2014 Taxes?

Yes, it's almost here. No, not Christmas but rather tax season. Some people are wondering when you can file your 2014 taxes in 2015. Some people believe that you can file as soon as the new years starts but that is actually not true. Even if you aren't waiting for a W2 from your employer, the IRS has to actually open up tax season, which typically starts between January 15th or so up till January 31st. Unfortunately, last year you could not start filing till January 31st, which had some people having to patiently (or impatiently) wait for a refund.

You may not be able to start your taxes right now or even at the first of the year. However, you can at least start getting prepared by having everything in order such as receipts and deductions. Once you get your W2 forms, and yes, some companies make you wait until the last moment, you can even use an online tax company like Turbo Tax in order to get started.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Book Review of Bad Blood

Bad Blood by Linda Corby is a story about a life that any one of us could have had. A life of anguish, pain, and triumph. It's story that is heartbreaking yet you feel the author's spirit and will to go on. If you love this type of true story then you'll love this book, just as I did.

Without giving away spoilers, let's just say that there are parts that are difficult to read. You feel the author's pain and can empathize with her, or at least I can. Many autobiographies are too polished, too “camera ready” and full of all the right things to say or perfect formatting. While I would have enjoyed a little better formatting (hey, it can be a real pain to format right for the Kindle) that took nothing away from the story. In fact, it made it all the more realistic and raw.

Check out Linda Corby's autobiography and you'll be drawn into her story and her world.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Earned Income Credit Table for 2014

Tax season will be here before you know it and I know a lot of people who always look forward to the EIC (Earned Income Credit) that they get each year. We've never gotten it since we don't have children (although I did see if you don't make a certain amount of income you may still qualify) but it's good to be able to look and see what you might get back. The Earned Income Credit Table for 2014 is the perfect solution.

This table allows you to see what the prerequisites are in order to get back the Earned Income Tax Credit so you may be able to gauge what your refund will be. At the very least, it will give you a better idea of what you're looking at before you get started. Check it out - it's free to use and gives you an outlook of your tax refund.

When Did Christmas Sneak Up?

We always get ready for Christmas way in advance and usually have our shopping done long before December. Well, most of our shopping is done but I didn't even realize that it is just two weeks before Christmas. I haven't mailed out my cards yet and we haven't finished all of our shopping; we have not even decorated. Somehow, getting busy with work, photo shoots, etc, it crept up on us.

At least we're almost done, the cards are easy to mail out, and the decorations we'll do this weekend after a shoot.

Christmas, you almost got me this year!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tax Refund Calculator for 2015

It's almost that time again - time to do your taxes. While some people put it off until the last minute, many want to at least try to gauge what they'll owe or what their refund might be. Fortunately, you can get an idea of that data by using a tax refund calculator for 2015.

How it works is that it's online and you simply enter your estimated data. Now while it can't be entirely accurate down to the penny, you can get an idea of what is going on with your taxes so you don't get surprised by an amount owed or if you are getting a refund, you can plan for the future.

If you're like me, you're impatient and want to know right away - regardless of the outcome. This is the perfect tool for those kind of people or simply those who may have an idea of what they might be expecting but simply want to be sure.

Best of all, it's free to use so you can go ahead and get an idea of your tax refund or what you might owe, without having to pay.

Sunday, November 30, 2014


We thought we had found a cruise to go on but life has a way of snatching those dreams right out of the air. Well, for now anyway. It was at this awesome price and this one would have gone to two ports in Mexico, Honduras, and Belize - two other countries we haven't been to and in Central America, where we've never been to obviously.

It was so cheap though because it was sailing out in December and January at the latest which means you couldn't put down a deposit and pay on it. It had to be paid up front. So the cruise isn't out of the question, it just won't be with this special deal and it won't be in the next month or two. No way can we prepare that fast.

Maybe we can put down a deposit in January and go at the end of the year. I hope so.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Old Factory Candle Gift Set

First of all, I love candles. Second of all, I love gift sets. So when I found the Old Factory Candle Gift Set, I couldn't wait to try them. A bit of background, we usually get candles from the famous "Y" place but I wanted something different and had never tried soy candles so I was excited to check the out the ones from Old Factory.

First of all, I had to choose a set and that was difficult because there were so many that sounded so yummy. I finally chose The Romance Set since it had a little of all of the scents I like such as flavors (Chocolate), clean smells (Champagne), and flowers (Roses).

These candles are all hand poured right in the United States and each one is natural soy wax, pure fragrance oils, and cotton paper wicks.

I got my gift box in the mail and first started by smelling each one; they were heavenly.

I'd really love to try each set. There are tons to choose from like 50 Shades, Coffee Shop, Fall Harvest, Fresh & Clean, High as a Kite (seriously!), Man Cave, New Born Baby, Spa Day, Vacation, Winter Wonderland,Happy Holidays, and of course, the one I chose, Romance.

They're just the right size to put in multiple rooms and the look is minimal so it fits any decor. You'll love these as much as I do or they offer a money back guarantee, including return shipping.

Monday, November 17, 2014

TurboTax 2015 Release Date

It's getting close to that time again - tax time. You want to be prepared and there's really no better way to do it than with Turbo Tax. You may be wondering when the TurboTax 2015 release date is coming up and it looks like it may be by January 2nd.

Now we all know that if you receive W2 or 1099 forms (as well as others) that you most likely won't have your forms by the 2nd of January but you can still get a jump start on filing or at least getting an idea of what you owe or what refund you may be getting.

Turbo Tax allows you to do your own taxes from home or even from your cell phone. You get expert advice from tax professionals, as well as tax calculators and planners. Seriously, it doesn't get any easier.

Why sit in line for hours at a strip mall or store only to find that you've forgotten a piece of paperwork when you can simply do your taxes at home? You'll save money as well as save time and a lot of waiting.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tax Refund Calculator by H & R Block

Ask anyone and most people will tell you that they either hate doing their taxes or they get totally stressed out doing them. I actually don't hate doing mine but I do get stressed; I'm always worried I'll either do something wrong or not get the refund I am expecting - worse, I'll owe for the year, which has happened quite a few times.

One way to help get an idea of what you can expect is with the tax refund calculator by H & R Block. While this is not a precise measurement of what you can expect, it will help relieve a little of the pressure by giving you an estimate.

This is perfect for those like me who like to know everything in advance or like to plan ahead. It also allows those who want to budget, the power to do so with a more accurate idea of what they are doing. Oh and the best thing about it - it's free. You can use the calculator at no charge and get the help you need. It may not relieve all of your stress but if it takes some of it away then that's always a good thing.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Secret Outlast® Completely Clean Clear Gel

I love gel deodorant so I was happy to get to try this out. It went on clear, clean, and easy and best of all, the smell was totally pleasant. It wasn't too strong or perfumy and just had a clean scent. Be careful with any gel deodorant, click the dial too hard and you spurt out the gel all over the place. This is no reflection on the brand because they all do it. I'll definitely be buying more of this antiperspirant.

I received the product as part of a promotion from the brand but it in no way reflects my review.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fall Giveaway from Jay Companies

I found out about this great Fall Giveaway from Jay Companies and you should enter because we both win. Make sure you click the contest page link at the bottom and while you're there, check out some of their awesome fine and casual dinnerware, crystal stemware and giftware, table charger plates and decorative accessories.

Grand prize winner will receive a gift certificate worth $500 to spend at on anything their hearts desires. The first prize winner will receive a combination of stemware for 8, dinnerware for 8, and charger plate for 8. Two second prize winners will receive a beverage dispenser and customer’s choice of dinnerware set. Three 3rd place winners will receive a canister set, tray, and Jewellery Box.

To register and become a part of the fun all you have to do is visit the contest page to join

Monday, October 6, 2014

Android Mirroring with Mobizen

If you have an Android phone and would love to be able to mirror it to use on your PC then Mobizen is the perfect choice. With Mobizen you can do a number of things such as:

Android Mirroring with Mobizen

  • Play on your android / Access to your Android contents / Play it on any device
  • Continue Android on PC / Access to your Android contents / Play mobile apps from PC
  • Perfect Phone Mirroring / Take your mobile screen to PC / Your Android Comes anywhere
  • Play Android Games on PC / Play mobile games with a big screen / Get high score with mouse & keyboard
As well as:


  • Android screen recording / One touch recording with mirroring / Record your Android screen without rooting
This allows you much more freedom to do the things you love on your Android but at your computer so you have a larger screen, easier typing, and the convenience of multitasking. Check it out if you have an Android and would love to do more things with it without having to use your actual phone.

Monday, September 29, 2014

GRIFFIN EMBLEM – a new automatic watch brand from France

Where does the name Griffin Emblem come from?

GRIFFIN EMBLEM was founded in 2013, the brand name came from the king of everything in Greek myth, a kind of mythical creatures which was combined by representative of land (lion) and representative of sky (hawk), its pattern was usually used in the medal of European royal and nobility and symbolized as the protector of hidden treasure and wealth.

GRIFFIN EMBLEM is more about the treasure than the griffin. We loved the one that talk about the fact that the griffin were heroes, but also protector of gold. On the logo you can see the griffin is touching a diamond. This diamond is the reference of the treasure Griffins were fighting for. The emblem word is more a reference of the treasure than a synonym of "logo" for example.

The brand concept of GRIFFIN EMBLEM insists on the principle of few quantity and high quality. They create a series of valuable limited edition mechanical watch by careful design, superior selection and artistic polish.

What Griffin Emblem is SELLING?

Many people expect to own a brilliant mechanical watch with front view skeleton in their life, in addition to admiring the magnificent oscillating from the balance wheel, it is also a symbol of personal taste; however, even the price of entry level Swiss mechanical watch is too expensive for most young people. Moreover, the design of this kind of watch is pretty mature to cater to this kind of consumption group, not all the people who are pursuing fashion like them.

At this moment, French designer Alain Recuze and his team expects to make change on Griffin Emblem, creating a fashionable mechanical watch brand with affordable price and high quality. It pursues the precise mechanical movement with front view skeleton; meanwhile, it owns overall advanced materials, fine finishing and fashionable design.

In addition to the fine finishing of 316L stainless steel case, every Griffin Emblem watch uses high quality and reputable mechanical movement with front view skeleton which are made by Citizen Miyota Co, Ltd in Japan. It is one of the few high quality mechanical movements which can challenge the famous ETA mechanical movement which is made in Swiss. In addition to achieving a stable performance of 21,600 vibrations per hour, its precise ruby escapement is a further guarantee to its sensitivity, and ensures that it will still keep accurate time after years of grinding.

What makes Griffin Emblem a stylish and affordable watch to get?

The design of Griffin Emblem watch combines fashion with traditional technology, a lot of combination of brush and polish finishing, professional straight angle and right-angle cutaway technology are used in the shape design of the watch, it features clear and clean lines and brings new appearance to the traditional mechanical watches.

Griffin Emblem watch is a very fashionable costume for all occasions. Whether you attend a grand dress party, a celebration or golf, or enjoy a sunny outdoor activity - GRIFFIN EMBLEM is absolutely a costume of your beautiful and elegant.

Who is the ambassador of Griffin Emblem?

Griffin Emblem obtain support from champion of Mr. France 2014 Mr. Ricardo Pinto because of their philosophy, commitment and professionalism. Mr. Ricardo Pinto became the brand ambassador of Griffin Emblem and promoted our brand concept.

Official Website :

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Milky Way

We were fortunate enough to get to photograph the Milky Way the other night. Honestly, I don't know if I've ever even seen it in person but we finally got to. It was an amazing experience that I'll never forget. The vastness of the Galaxy, the beauty of the Milky Way, and being around friends who share the same interest made it all magical. This is our first attempt at photographing and editing these kinds of shots but I wouldn't change the experience for anything.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tax Refund Cycle Chart

If you typically file your taxes early, you cannot file them next year until January 31st. However, if you are someone that has to file early for whatever reason, there is a handy tax refund cycle chart that you can check to find out when you might receive your refund. Not only does this help give you an idea of when it might come, it saves you time of having to call the IRS and waste your time with a cycle of phone transfers or having to look it up online; now you have it in one easy to use place.

Make sure you have all of your paperwork ready such as your W2's and 1099's, if applicable and you'll need any receipts that are applicable, your bank statements, brokerage statements, and 2439 forms if applicable to your situation. Once the IRS starts accepting tax filings after January, you can then check when your refund may come.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Richer Than You

Have you ever wanted to say to something that you are richer than them? Well, what if you could prove it? Sure, not everyone has the means to even consider putting themselves on a site proving wealth but for that that can afford to do so, sometimes it's nice to be able to flaunt your wealth and don't think for a minute that some rich people don't do that. It's only natural to some to want to show off what they have achieved through hard work and success.

Richer Than You is a social network site where people can do just that - show their worth by creating a profile where the only people who can see it are those that have paid the minimum set. Of course, the more you pay, the higher you are ranked. It's like a competition for rich people.

Many of you that read this may think that it's a ridiculous idea but in all honesty, for those that are very wealthy, it's an idea they may embrace. Check it out and see if you want to showcase your riches too!

Friday, September 5, 2014

SnapLeash Giveaway

The contest is finally here. You enter to win your own SnapLeash by just entering the contest and liking pages, tweeting, etc. It's easy, fair, and best of all, you could win a SnapLeash like I have in the color and size you want. The contest starts tomorrow so everyone has time to enter.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

The Big Wide Calm

Paige has dreams – dreams of being a rock star. John is a former singer and songwriter who was somewhat famous in his time. Now put the two together and you get the formula for a novel that is as interesting as it is realistic. The two butt heads and before dreams can be realized, they have to work together as a team and that may just be harder to do than it seems.

The Big Wide Calm is an experience. The story was engaging and the characters were not only realistic but interesting, which is as important as the writing style, which by the way, was excellent as well.

The story starts with Paige meeting John as his recording studio and him inviting her to stay there so he can record her album at no charge. Of course, Paige is no ordinary pop star wannabe; she's complex, multi-layered and far beyond her years, as you'll find out when reading more about her. John is complex too but its his mysterious demeanor and sadness that leads her to discover more about him. I won't give anything away but this is a story that draws you in and allows you to feel as if you are a part of the book, not just reading it.

No matter what kind of writing style you enjoy or what genre you usually read, this book is an excellent choice. The story makes you want to read more and when you've finished, you've read a novel that will stick with you and make you glad that you had the opportunity to experience it.

This is my first novel from Rich Marcello but I enjoyed every minute and will be checking out more of his work. I highly recommend The Big Wide Calm and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Time for a Vacation

No, we're not going on a vacation again yet but I sure want to. While we plan on visiting New Orleans again on our next trip, I miss the Caribbean. I've been doing quite a few articles on areas in the Caribbean lately and it makes me miss it. Whether it's the Bahamas, Grand Cayman, or Mexico, all of those areas are places we've visited and want to return to.

I do believe we'll go in a couple of years and hopefully money isn't an issue. In the past, we were able to save up and go but this year it's been harder to try to save. However, at least you can pay for your cruise in advance and make payments if you need to. Then, all you need is your spending money and money to get to the port.

Now we are lucky enough to live in Florida and can drive to the ports at least but if you're looking at going, check out where you can save on a variety of things, including airfare.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

SnapLeash - Innovative and So Very Helpful

If you have dogs like we do, then you know how difficult it can be to take them places. Say you want to sit down at a park bench and have an iced coffee but don't want to hold on to the leash or attempt, and the key word here is "attempt," to try to tie the leash to the bench, then you're pretty much out of luck. Out of that same scenario, this perfect solution was born - SnapLeash.

SnapLeash is different than any other leash around. You can simply snap the grommets with the double ended snaphooks and you're ready. There are eight different uses for the SnapLeash such as:

  • A hands-free waist leash
  • A quick and convenient tether
  • The ability to adjust to multiple lengths so you can walk any size dog with ease
  • The double handle traffic lead so you can walk two dogs at once
  • and more!
Each leash comes in blue, black, or red and in two sizes for your furry friend - large for pets over 40 lbs and small for pets under 40 lbs. It's so simple to use that there's no learning curve and you don't have to read through instructions to figure it out. You can see how it works here:

We've used it and love it. Right now if you order before August 31, 2014 you not only save 25% but you get free shipping as well. Just use this link and check it out for yourself. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Earned Income Credit Calculator

Now while we never qualify for earned income on our taxes, many people depend on this deduction in order to help them out when it comes time for a refund and the Earned Income Credit Calculator is a perfect way of finding out just how much you may be getting.

What many people may not know is that with a certain amount of earned income deductions, they may also be eligible for free tax preparation too and this is very helpful in getting the most money you can.

What is great about this Earned Income Credit Calculator is that it is not only easy to use but it's free as well. You simply enter the usual information such as your filing status, how many children you have, your state, and your estimated earnings. You get in return an estimate of how much earned income credit you may qualify for. While this isn't a number that is set in stone, it will help you gauge how much you may be getting back and if you're like me, you always want to know that number as soon as possible. Check it out!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Just for Those Who Vape

I just joined this awesome new club and I love it. I get a sample box of e-liquid each month and I was amazed at my first box. While it varies from around 60-110ml in the size I chose, I got around 100ml - far more than I can use in a month and best of all, the flavors are awesome. It's also top quality e-liquid. Check it out here

I honestly love it, it's kind of like getting a surprise each month. :)

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Mad Hatter

If you love hats, tea, or all things whimsical then Mad Hatter in Fuquay-Varina, NC is the place to be. Not only do they have a variety of things but their teas are pretty awesome. You can even get local loose leaf teas, along with anything tea-related for the tea connoisseur. From iced tea to hot tea; it's all there. 

For those of you who love a gorgeous hat, Mad Hatter has a variety of choices in hats and fascinators (the unique head wear you may have seen on the British women during the Royal Wedding, which are becoming quite popular) - and not one is alike. 

The shop also carries a variety of items such as hand-made soaps, hand lotions, specialty foods such as unique barbecue sauces, and more.

No matter who you are, you'll find something for almost everyone in this quaint little shop that has a big selection.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Turbo Tax Discount Code

I honestly use Turbo Tax each year. Why? It's easy to use since I have a business and with the Home and Business version, I don't have to worry about hiring an accountant (although I do have a friend who is one and helps me out if there's something major I need to know) and I can get it done faster without paying a boatload to someone else.

However, every dollar counts so that is why this Turbo Tax discount code really helped me out. With this coupon you save up to $20, which really helps out. The great thing about Turbo Tax is that you don't pay till you file and if you have a refund coming, you can have the fees taken out of that. However, it's not exactly cheap so saving up to $20 is really helpful so that you get more back and of course if you owe, then you save money from the start as soon as you file.

I'm probably one of the few people who doesn't mind filing taxes because it's pretty easy with Turbo Tax so this coupon is just icing on the cake. Check it out here:

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Recipes for the Grill: Sliced and Loaded Grilled Potatoes

There are many ways to cook a potato but one of the best recipes for the grill is something a little different, a sliced and loaded grilled potato. This recipe gives you a side dish similar to a baked potato but full of that grilled flavor you love. Not only is it an easy dish to make but your friends and family will love them.
Sliced and Loaded Grilled Potatoes

  • Baking Potatoes (choose the size and amount you want)
  • Butter
  • Fresh Herbs of Your Choice (Dill, Rosemary, Chives, etc are excellent choices)
  • Seasoning of your choice
  • Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • Aluminum Foil

Take your potatoes,wash them well, and place each one on a piece of aluminum foil large enough to wrap the potato when done with preparation. Make slices into the potatoes as if you were cutting them up but do not make the slice go entirely through the potato. Fan the potatoes out so you can add your ingredients and start with your seasoning, herbs, and cheese first. You can add a pat of butter between each slice and/or add melted butter over the entire potato. Wrap each one in aluminum foil and grill until tender.

The butter makes the potatoes nice and tender and the seasoning and herbs integrate into the potatoes to give them a wonderful flavor. Finally, the cheese melts and creates the perfect grilled, not baked potato.

It can take up to 45 minutes for your potatoes but it's well worth the wait to get one of the most delicious side dishes there is. These go perfect with most any kind of meat but if you're a steak and potatoes guy or girl, you'll especially love this with a juicy, grilled steak.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Bottle Service Sparklers

If you own a nightclub or bar then you're not boosting your profits as much as possible if you don't have a VIP bottle service and one way to make it stand out is with bottle sparklers.

Bottle sparklers make the entire presentation more eye-pleasing and exciting. It allows you to showcase your bottles on an entirely different level - with class and elegance. They're 100% food safe so they can even be used for other occasions and events such as birthday parties or weddings.

You can choose from colored bottle sparklers or gold bottle sparklers but keep in mind that Sparkle City is the only place in the United States where you can find the colored sparklers so you get something that is not only exciting in the first place but unique, and stands out from the crowd.

In today's competitive world, don't let the competition gain an edge on you and with these awesome bottle sparklers, you can give your guests something they won't see anywhere else.

Wedding Sparklers Made Your Special Day Even More Exciting

As a photographer, I love weddings. The cake, the dress, and especially the decorations; heck, I even watch those wedding shows and fawn over the decor. One thing that can make your day even more special is wedding sparklers.

First of all, imagine how they'll look in photographs. Lighting is one of the most important aspects of a good photo and let's be honest, who wants a plain wedding that looks like every other get-together? Not only that, they're fun. It's the perfect way to include your guests in something unique. You can place them on the table in a pretty vase or bowl and allow your guests to grab a few when you're ready to walk out or take some spectacular photos. They get to have fun and you get something that is an awesome idea but is still elegant so that your photos will make memories that last a lifetime.

The ideal amount is to have five sparklers per guest so that if their sparkler is lit early or runs out before you're ready, they have another one to use.

Check out this great idea. It's not only affordable but it's fun and elegant all at the same time.

Road Trips

We took a little road trip on Sunday and went to an abandoned bridge, and I do mean abandoned. It's in the middle of nowhere in a town where there's not much going on. In fact, the restaurant we had planned on eating at afterwards, was closed.

However, we were really happy with how the photos have turned out so far, so for that I cannot complain. I wouldn't mind going back but it's not exactly around the corner. However, we did get some local honey on the side of the road so that was awesome. Here is one of the photos and PS this bridge is also supposedly haunted.

New Business? Learn How You Can Reach Your Customers

If you're a new start up business, you may be unfamiliar with things like search engine optimization, known as SEO, how to market, or how to grow your business. It doesn't matter if you have the talent in whatever it is you're doing, if you don't know how to get people to see your business then you can't grow as fast.

For instance, you have talent in taking photographs and have decided to start a business selling portrait sessions. No matter how well you take photographs, if potential customers don't know how to find you, you won't every come close to selling as many sessions as possible.

You see, the World Wide Web is so vast that your listing or website can get lost amongst all of the others. Even if you're the only photographer in town, which is quite rare these days, you still have to get the word out that you are available and that can be difficult for someone who isn't familiar with online marketing.

KASHIF DIN specializes in consultancy for new businesses and start ups and best of all, it is ideal for those on a budget. It doesn't matter if you're a business to business (B2B) company, you deal directly to consumers, or if you deal in any other kind of online industry because they can help in all of those areas. Their business to business team are experts in organizations such as yours, reach government entities and large corporations and actually engage them. It's not just enough to be seen, engagement is what turns those potential customers into actual customers.

So if you have a new business and don't know enough about how to reach new clients, this is the answer to your problems. You can take the burden off of you and place it on the experts.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Professional Persuasive Business Writing Services

As someone who runs a business, I know how important the right content is. However, many business owners know how to run their business just fine but don't know how to engage their customers in a blog, website, brochure, or email; now you have options. With Professional Persuasive Business Writing Services, someone else does the work for you.

At this company, you get services from people who know SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and how to engage your customers and potential customers. Max makes sure that you are helped to create the best and engaging content so that your customers react. In fact, one of the testimonials states how their article not only had over 5,000 hits but was the number one article that week.

Not everyone is a writer and that's okay because with Professional Persuasive Business Writing Services, you don't have to be. Check out their site and see what they can do to help your business create the content that will make your business soar.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Indy Displays

If you frequent trade shows then you know how important it is to find the right kind of trade show booths and things you need to display your item in the best possible manner. At Indy Displays, you can find a myriad of items you need such as:

  • Exhibitline Displays
  • Retractable Banners
  • Custom Trade Show Booths
  • Trade Show Booths
  • and more!

They offer custom renderings and designs from true professionals so you get a finished product that you're completely satisfied with. You also work one-on-one with account executives instead of commissioned sales reps, so instead of having someone focused on the sales amount, you get someone who cares about what you want, not what they want to sell you.

In the competitive world of trade shows, you need to have an edge and Indy Displays not only gives you that edge but you get top customer service and attention to detail so you can display your product the best way possible.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sullivan Painting

I have a friend who recently has had major issues with her painter. The work wasn't done, the painting didn't look well, and she had a hard time getting him to show up at all or get in contact with him. If you have painting that needs getting done and want a nationally recognized leader then Sullivan Painting is the perfect solution.

Even though they specialize in retail and restaurant repaints, everyone needs someone they can rely on. Sullivan Painting only uses career painters meaning you're not just getting someone that is "doing a job," you're getting someone that focuses on painting and doing it right since it's their career.

You also won't have to worry about getting in contact with them like in the case of my friend. They are not only always available to answer the phone, you may even talk to your project manager in the field.

With their unique project manager tool you get access to all aspects of your job through your SmartPhone or your PC. You can view daily progress, digital photos, and there is even storage of your documention, etc.

So if you need professionals that are there for you and get the job done right the first time, check out Sullivan Painting.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Helpful Blog

I found a blog that is very helpful to my own blog. It's Harmat IT and it has useful information such as how to empty the trash securely in Mac OS X or settings on your Mac. It's perfect for those of you that own a Mac or just want more information to help others. Like if you have a blog like I do, you may want to share some of the posts with others so you can help them too - like I have.

I have to admit that I find Mac systems a bit more confusing because I've always used Windows but I do have an iPhone, iPod, etc and it's nice to learn more about the Apple products and what can be done the right way.

So whether you own a Mac or you simply want to help others that might, check out this blog I've found and maybe it'll be just as useful to you as it was to me.

A Slow Process

The doctor told me what I'd had was an extremely bad virus that wiped out everything in my digestive system and it'd take a while to get back to normal. I'm up to almost three months of being sick and it sucks but I think that every day I get a teeny tiny bit more back to normal. I can eat now at least but once in a while I still get very sick from it. It doesn't matter what it is either -  it's just whenever my stomach decides to revolt. For instance, one day I can have dairy and get sick and the rest of the days I'm fine - there's no rhyme or reason to it.

I tell you one thing, I won't ever again not be grateful every day for feeling good or even just okay. It's much better than this has been.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Tenant Screening

If you're a landlord and want to be sure your tenants are honest when they apply, you can get started with tenant screening at no charge. Now you can make sure that your prospective tenant's employment and income is honest. What is even better is that the tenant pays when the verification is completed; for landlords it is always at no cost.

What better way to ensure a more sound way of knowing you'll get paid each month than verifying employment and income? With this tenant verification you get a thorough detailed verification record and even add-on analytics. You get the verification results in just one short day and you don't have to worry about fraud because everything is completed through employer and online banking API.

There are just three easy steps that are completed for verify the income and the employment - it's as simple as that. The landlord sends the request, tenant provides the information or banking info and the verification is sent to the landlord in one day.

If you're a landlord and need a better way of protecting your investment, check out this easy way of tenant screening.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Online Appointment Scheduling Software

Whether you own a salon, medical clinic, grooming studio, or do photography like we do, BookSteam online appointment scheduling is perfect for organizing your clients.

What it does is allow you to have your clients schedule online any time of day, build a client database, view your appointments and schedule your own blocked out time, sync your calender to other applications such as Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook, and Apple's iCal, access your calendar remotely, monitor your business activity, back up and secure your database, and more. You even get your own mini web page and a book now button for your website.

This is the perfect way to book clients even when you can't be near the phone. It saves time and money and allows clients to book at their convenience, not just when they can reach you. It also makes it easier for you to have dates unavailable that the client can see rather than them calling you only to be told you're not available on the date they want.

Packages start as low as less than $20 per month and you can try out the 30 day free trial to see how much it can help your business.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Two New Products I Absolutely Love

Many of you know I've been sick lately and although I should know something more on Monday, I've been losing weight. I recently got a couple of products from through Amazon.

The first one is this awesome set of bathroom scales. This scale does it all and I was pleased at how accurate it is. My weight was exactly what the doctor had weighed me at the same day and my BMI was pretty close to what it had been before I lost a few pounds. Not only that but it measures Hydration levels (Body Water), Muscle and Bone mass within seconds as well.

I can set it up just for my own weight and it can weight up to eight users (even though there are only two of us in the house.) You don't even have to tap it, just step up and you're weighed in seconds.

For once, I actually enjoy getting on the scales and it even came with batteries!

The second product is a set of kitchen scales. I have a food scale that was purchased for our dogs' raw diet. It did what I needed it to but then I got his one and it's so much better than my old food scale. Not only is it easy to store due to its sleek design but what a joy to be able to clean it effectively. The stainless steel surface is wonderful. It weighs accurately and looks like it was much more expensive than what I paid. Now I can use it, clean it, and store it beside my Keurig - it barely takes up any room at all. Highly recommended as an affordable yet high quality kitchen scale.

I highly recommend both of these products. I was excited to get them and they did not disappoint me in any way. I've used both and was pleased with the high quality shipping and service. You can check out more about the company below.

Official Website:

Friday, June 20, 2014

Clash of Clans Tips

If you're a fan of the game Clash of Clans then you'll love the site I found that has Clash of Clans tips.

I love playing games and especially strategy type games. Clash of Clans is a mobile strategy game that allows you to create villages, pillage or raid for resources, plan and create your defenses, and unlock warriors that are more powerful than the previous ones.

It's hugely popular with all ages and available on Android and iOS platforms. It's the perfect way to pass the time or get fully engaged while you make your village as strong as possible. What is really cool is that you can get help from players all around the world and communicate with them. So while you're making your kingdom strong, you can get help from a new friend from anywhere across the globe.

This site not only gives you tips to help you out but explains every aspect of the game so you can forge ahead and have the "game play" knowledge you need to excel. So, if you're a fan of the game then definitely check this site out.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Toronto Car Service for Every Event

If you live in Toronto or are even just visiting, a car service allows you to show off your social status and have the convenience of a car when none is available.

It doesn't matter if you have no transportation or don't want to show up to an event in a taxi, a car service lets you show up in style. For instance, if you're in town for a wedding or a black tie affair, showing up in a taxi just won't look as good as showing up in a sleek limousine. Or if you live in Toronto and take public transportation, sometimes that's not good enough for an important event.

Variety is available too; you can choose from a Lincoln Town Car, a Lincoln Stretch Limousine, or even a Cadillac Escalade for something a little different. Your choices allow you the best options and every choice will make an impression on everyone. You'll ride in style and be seen as important and best of all, it'll boost your confidence.

A Toronto carservice is perfect for a wedding. This is the time you really want to shine and no regular car will do. It will allow you to enjoy your wedding and leave in luxury, making a statement to everyone at the wedding celebration.

No matter what your reason for needing or wanting a car service, these choices are affordable as well as luxurious. You won't have to break the bank in order to ride in style and show everyone your social status even if that status means not having your own luxury car. Obviously, each vehicle has a different price point but there's something for most every budget and besides, why not splurge and enjoy life the way it was meant to be enjoyed by choosing a car service with the best available?

Monday, June 16, 2014

Unsecured Small Business Loans

If you own a business and need capital then you might want to consider your options with unsecured small business loans. These loans can work with no collateral and all you may have to do is sign for one.

In fact, the small business loans I found have no upfront fees, a 24-hour free prequalification, and you can get your money in as little as ten days. The amount is up to $200,000 which means there is a lot of options for getting the personal funding you need.

This is a perfect option for entrepreneurs or small business owners who do not want to go through a traditional bank and put down collateral or go through a lot of red tape and paperwork.

The Small Business Loan Store has been helping others since 2007 with business financing, personal funding, and more and have experts that can help you with what you need. In fact, their experts are well-versed in SBA loans, credit lines, equipment finance, revenue based lending, private investors, angel investors, crowd funding, and private placement services.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Time Clock Supplier

If you own a business and  need a time clock supplier then you'll love Owl Time Clock. They offer a variety of time clocks - from multipurpose clocks for small businesses to medium sized corporations that need something more intricate.

For instance, the 5000+ Auto Totaling Time Clock automatically calculates a multitude of times - weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly or monthly pay periods. It rounds the times so payroll is easier and the settings stay put up to 30 days without power. It's tamper proof to prevent time theft and has an easy to read backlit LED display.

Owl Time Clock has been in business for over 50 years helping small and medium sized businesses keep up with accurate time. They offer innovative clocks, security access systems, and simple biometric software solutions. Best of all, they are the only time clock provider that offers on-site support all across Canada.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Comforters Infused with Aloe Vera

If there's one thing I love it's a white goose down comforter. I first got one a few years ago and there's nothing like it in the world. They're comfortable, warm, and just so cozy. We originally had a nice bed set on a cruise. It had a down duvet and after that I said that we had to get something similar, and we did.

Now I find out I can also get comforters infused with aloe vera! Another one of my favorite things are throws. I love getting a comfortable, luxurious throw and to have one infused with aloe vera is just to die for. These are reversible microplush throws - one side is micro plush velvet and the other is a microfiber comforter - both sides have the aloe vera. Sounds heavenly.

These are comforters made of high quality Egyptian cotton and if you know your bedding, you know how important Egyptian cotton is compared to other styles.

Check everything out at Nature Relax where you can find the comforters and more. They use use 100% ELS cotton, Egyptian like, and premium down and feather for filling, IDFL certified clean and hygienic.

Finally May Get Some Answers

Monday the 9th I have an appointment to have an endoscopy and colonoscopy. As much as I abhor the idea of either, I've been very sick since April. It started with a virus that put me in the ER but even after that passed I was still very sick. Stomach pains, vomiting, get the idea. The doctors think I may have Celiac Disease and as much as I don't want that, I'd rather have it then keep being sick. At least I'll know what to do to feel better. I do have all of the symptoms and I read that it can be triggered by a virus because you have the gene for it then something causes it to show its symptoms. Wish me luck and hopefully I know something soon.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Internet Marketing Consultant

With most everyone selling someone on the Internet, it can be difficult to find your own way around and become successful without having the proper tools. Wouldn't it be nice to have your very own Internet Marketing Consultant? With SeoSamba you get that and more.

What they do is help with managing SEO, social networking, and online marketing. All of this works with a single cloud-based interface. For instance, SEO Toaster is just one of the many helpful utilities that you can use. It works by jumpstarting your online shop or website. You get fast system installation with setup wizard, free customizable pre-packaged templates, and tutorials, cheat sheets and step-by-step videos. You don't have to be a webmaster because it's easy to use; just log in, point and click to add elements and online content, and designs your site without limitations. 

You also get plug and play ecommerce, making it seamless to sell your products without bulky and confusing coding or software.

This is the perfect way to get all of the help you need from a marketing consultant but the freedom to do it yourself.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Scientific Parenting Advice

If you have a toddler then there's no better time than to learn about parenting advice and discipline. A Rookie Parent is a site that combines information about child development with a scientific approach - something that is innovative and can be helpful in learning about how to teach your child respect and how punishment can be done in an effective way that is constructive, not constraining.

The site has excellent articles on a variety of things such as discipline, respect, and more. Many new parents don't have the right tools to work with on knowing how to raise a child and may end up with a bossy or unruly toddler. With these tools, new parents can learn about a scientific approach on raising healthy, happy, and most importantly, respectful toddlers.

It's never too soon to learn the right way of doing things and A Rookie Parent can help you with an approach that is scientifically sound.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Universal Life Church

If you're looking for more guidance and love in your life then Universal Life Church may be what you seek. It's a universal church and one of the largest with over 20 million listeners of their station on iHeartRadio as well as other ways to learn.

Their goal is helping people, offering ordination to men and women, defending the unborn, feeding the hungry, caring for the sick, sheltering the homeless, and anything to do with the teachings of Jesus Christ. They believe the Bible is the verbally inspired, inerrant Word of God.

In fact, their motto is that:

"A vocation is a fruit that ripens in a well cultivated field of mutual love that becomes mutual service, in the context of an authentic ecclesial life. No vocation is born of itself or lives for itself. A vocation flows from the heart of God and blossoms in the good soil of faithful people, in the experience of fraternal love. We are designed with a dreaming brain and a hopeful spirit; it is our nature to envision the life of our dreams. And while dreaming comes easy to us, we must never forget that it takes strength, dedication, and courageous action to bring that dream to life."

As a follower of Jesus Christ's teachings, I feel that this is an important post about a place where others can find the love of God and live a more productive and loving life. Check out their site and see what you can find for your own life.


As a photographer who takes photos at weddings, I know how important it is to have the right atmosphere and one thing that can make any wedding more festive and beautiful is wedding day sparklers.

These are a really unique idea to make your wedding stand out from the crowd. They make the perfect wedding favor and guests can light them as you are leaving in lieu of throwing something like rice. Each sparkler lasts 30-45 seconds but each guest should have about five sparklers each so that you get the sparklers in your photos. This way those that light theirs too soon will have another so they can show up at the right time.

They're smokeless so they won't ruin the moment and you can pair them with a book of matches. You can get a box of 300 sparklers for under $40 and make your wedding a truly special moment that shows up in photos as unique and beautiful.

Inventory Software

If you run your own business there's one thing that is important to keep up with - your inventory. Thankfully, with inventory software you can do it easily and efficiently.

Otterology has a software program that allows you to do a number of things like view your inventory on your mobile device, enter each cost per item to keep up with profits, add and adjust inventory online or with a spreadsheet upload, manage multiple locations' sales and inventory with one account, and run sales and profit reports by item, location, or category.

You can start the free 14-day trial and if you like it it's under $20 a month. You don't even need a credit card to try it out to see if you like it. But as a business owner myself, I know how important it is to have the right software in order to make your business easy to run and give you more freedom to handle other important tasks. Check it out - it's free to try and you may just change how you do business from now on.

Fleas are Back

I hate fleas! We've had some rain then it turned warm so before I knew it, the fleas are back. Thankfully I have some products I use that work great. One is a brand like Capstar which knocks off the fleas within a few minutes and they're all dead. This is great for infestations or even if you just see one. Then you of course have your preventative. The vet wants us to start using Comfortis and I do want to try it but it's expensive for three dogs. Does anyone use it and what do you think?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Furniture Stores in Brooklyn

There are plenty of furniture stores in Brooklyn but the one you want to check out is Furniture Center where they offer traditional and contemporary designs for every room in your home.

You can shop by brand, room in your home, or check out the many exciting specials such as the spring sale going on right now. They even sell home decor such as wall art, throws, and rugs so you can complete your room's look without having to shop anywhere else. And for your bedroom they offer mattresses as well.

You'll find elegant and beautiful furniture such as my favorite, the North Shore Dark Brown Upholstered Sofa. It's absolutely stunning and would look great in any traditionally decorated den or living room.

They offer financing as well as delivery so you can sit back and relax after you find the perfect piece.

Furniture stores in Dover

If you're looking for furniture stores in Dover then you won't want to miss Furniture House. It's been family owned since 1973 and you can find a variety of furniture for every room in your house.

You can search a number of ways such as by tags (contemporary, modern, mission, traditional, etc) or by room such as living room, kids room, dining room, home office, and more. In fact, there's an entire section dedicated to my personal favorite, leather furniture. My favorite is the white Paulie DuraBlend Sofa and Lovseat but there are many more awesome leather choices.

They not only offer financing but they deliver so you can leave all of the hard work to them. There are many specials available and you can view the store flyer for even more deals that can allow you to find the perfect piece of furniture at a price you can afford.

The Weather is "Off"

It's May 15th here in Florida and it's a breezy 70 outside with lows in the 50's tonight. This is nuts although I'm not complaining. Our averages for this time of year are highs of 84 and lows of 65. The record high is 101 and the record low is 46 so I guess we won't break the record but it's certainly out of season. I'm not complaining though, I'm thrilled to be able to have the doors open right now and let the house air out for a change.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Houston Compounding Pharmacy

If you live in the Houston area and are looking for something unique in a pharmacy, check out Uptown Pharmacy. What makes them different? Well, first of all they are a Houston Compounding Pharmacy.

What this means is that they can make medications from scratch, just like in the old days. What this means for you is that you can get dosages not commercially available, get medications free from certain allergens like gluten, dyes, alcohol, sugars, and lactose, get flavored medications for children, get a combination of medications, and more. You won't find that at just any Houston Pharmacy and in fact, you might have a hard time finding that kind of service just about anywhere.

They like to think of themselves as a modern apothecary where you get convenience yet customized care. So if you live in Houston, check them out and see just how different they are and what they can do for you.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Best Quality Tailors in Hoi An

When thinking about custom made suits, you may have thought you could only go to a shop in person and for most people, unless you live in a large city, that's impossible. What if you could get your custom made suit delivered right to your door by the best quality tailors in Hoi An?

How it works is that you simply choose the suit you like and customize it. You get to choose the fabric and your finely tailored suit is custom made within three to seven workdays and can be delivered to virtually any country in the world within two to three weeks.

They make it easy to get a custom tailored suit at a price people can afford. So you can look like a million dollars but no one has to know that you didn't spend thousands on your suit! Check out Sesan Hoi An Tailor - you'll be impressed with what they have to offer.

Ladera Lending

If you're looking for a mortgage banker with experience, attention to detail, and quality customer service then look no further than Ladera Lending.

With almost two decades of experience, they are a full-service mortgage lender with in-house origination, processing, underwriting, docs and funding, they take care of everything for you and nothing has to be sent out or dealt with by some other company which means you save time and hassle.

It takes just three questions that you answer to get a quote on 30, 20 and 15 year fixed rates as well as 3, 5, and 7 year ARM programs. These are real-time rates and quotes so you don't have to worry that everything has changed as soon as you've gotten your quote or rate and you can apply online easily and securely.

If you are looking for a mortgage lender you can trust and won't have to worry about being buried in paperwork, then check out Ladera Lending.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Comprehensive Domain Name Search

When it comes to choosing a domain name, you want to be sure that you've chosen wisely and as someone who has multiple domains, I know that it is important to make informed decisions. When you do a domain name search, you probably have a domain name in mind. But what if you could put in keywords and get excellent choices that can help you get found on the vast World Wide Web?

With NameBot, you can do just that. For instance, I'm a photographer and have a website for it. However, for fun I used the keyword photography to see what came up as suggestions for me. It was very comprehensive and gave me ideas I had never considered – ideas that would make it easier to be found when it comes to people searching for photographers. You can even add more keywords so I could have theoretically added my area to get ideas that may help when it comes to finding a certain demographic such as my town or state.

The results even show you which domains are available, premium domains, domains that are already taken and everything is color coded to make it easy to look at and tell which is which. You can even set the maximum number of letters you want in your domain name, and once you click onto a domain it will also tell you whether it is available as a user name on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube as well as its availability as an app name on Appstore and Marketplace. You honestly can't find a more comprehensive way of finding the perfect domain name that won't disappoint you later because you found out the name was taken on Facebook or someone has an app that is similar.

If you're searching for the perfect domain, check out NameBot – you'll be glad you did!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bay Area Catering

In San Francisco, you want to make an impression on your guests and for the best Bay Area catering there's Taste Catering.

For almost 30 years Taste Catering has been delivering to (no pun intended) corporate and private events with the utmost in class and elegance. Of course if it's wedding catering you're looking for then they have everything you need to pull off the most elegant wedding.

For instance, just the hors d'oeuvres alone are to die for. You can find Mini Moroccan Lamb Burgers on Cumin Buns with Harissa Aioli and Cucumber Salad and Fulton Valley Chicken and Pumpkin Seed Empanadas with Lime Crème Fraiche and Micro Cilantro or dine on desserts of Valrhona Milk Chocolate Ganache Bites with Fleur de Sel Caramel or Hazelnut Dacquoise and Tonka Bean Ganache Kisses- and that is just a sample of what you can find.

You'll get every attention to detail and have the finest party available. Check them out in the Bay Area and see what everyone else has been talking about.

Houston Dance Lessons

If you live in Houston then you really need to check out Inner Me Fitness. Not only can you find zumba classes but there are Houston dance classes there, as well as a ton of fitness things everyone will enjoy.

For instance, they also provide urban kickboxing, pole dancing, and hip hop. This isn't your traditional fitness area where you'll only find aerobics. Sure, they offer that too but everything that is "hot" or "in" is offered and with trained professionals there to make sure you have the best time ever.

They've been the alternative to big box gyms since 2009 - who else offers ballet classes for fitness? You won't find that at just any gym. What's great too is that there are no contracts to sign and you're treated as an individual, not just another number. There are drop-in classes to fit your schedule and they always work with your fitness level even if you're injured or pregnant.

Check them out and see how different a Houston dance studio can be for your fitness needs.

Norovirus Part 2

I am finally on the back end of this hideous illness but have no desire to eat. If you know me then you know that means it's the apocalypse. I honestly tried last night but the food tasted like satan's dishwater - well, the soup, that is.

Here are things I have not done since being sick and I miss tremendously:

  • Iced coffee
  • Reading a book
  • Enjoying a movie
  • Eating out (or eating for that matter)
  • Enjoying my favorite TV shows 
  • Going out
  • Working - I've done a little work but it's been a struggle

I honestly hope I never ever see this sickness again but supposedly if you've had it once you're likely to get it again at some point. I'm sure you're all sick of hearing about it too but I'm sick of having it. 

Stanley Parko

When it comes to business, we all need a little help now and then. Luckily there are experts online that can provide us with the tools we need to become successful. There's help with SEO, which is extremely important when it comes to your business, and that's just the start. Besides, you can listen and learn which makes it easier than following a difficult course or being stuck in a boring classroom. Learn at your convenience and get what you need to help jump start your business and you won't even have to leave your computer area.

If you're looking for money making help and have online business questions, Stanley Parko can help. It's an advice podcast where you are helped with just about everything - from online business to drawing cats. Yes, who said it was all just cut and dry?

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Health Voucher Codes

If you're looking for Health Voucher Codes then I've found the perfect place. These are codes you can use for most any kind of health need such as:

  • Fitness
  • Glasses
  • Oral Care
  • Digestive Health
  • Sportswear
  • Anti-Aging
  • Weight Loss
  • Hair Care
  • and more
If it has to do with health then you can find a discount voucher. For instance, right now you can get 5 off of the SensatioNail Starter Kit at Boot or save up to 40% on Centrum vitamins at my favorite place to shop,

You can sign up to their newsletter so you don't miss out on anything and have deals delivered right to your in-box. Don't miss out when you can be saving money just by signing up.

Norovirus - It's Killing Me Over Here :(

I have never been this sick in my entire life. I was in the hospital for Norovirus and I am so sick I feel like dying. I haven't eaten for five days now except for one little pudding cup today. I have zero energy and on Tuesday and Wednesday I threw up about 30 times each day. Even water was making me sick. I finally went to the ER and get IV fluids, anti-nausea stuff and pain meds, which helped. I have three prescriptions of the same stuff which helps a little. The only reason I'm up now is that I sleep, get up to drink some fluids, and go back to bed. I'm drinking some juice right now and thought I'd catch up on a couple of things because now my work is behind too. I wouldn't wish this on anyone.

Commercial Space Flight

Have you always dreamed of going into space? You probably thought that is all it is, just a dream. However, you can actually take a commercial space flight and make your dreams come true.

With the Space Expedition Corporation you get to be one of the first people in mankind to go on into space; in fact, only 24 people have done it before.

You get the expert training you need, a rocket powered flight in the Lynx private space craft at Mach 2.9, have 5-6 minutes of true weightlessness, and you actually get to be the co-pilot. You don't have to sit in back to just ride along, you actually get to take partial control.

The Space Expedition Corporation believes that space should be accessible to everyone and if you have the means and desire to go then you can book your ticket and experience something most everyone in the world has only dreamed of. Check out the site for more information including costs and details. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Furniture Stores in Staten Island

If you live in New York and are looking for home furnishings, you may want to check out some of the furniture stores in Staten Island and in particular, Muranos Furniture. Not only do they have a huge variety of items, their specials are excellent.

For instance, all city workers get a discount, they have 18 month, 0% APR financing with a zero down payment, and there are plenty of discounts on their site that are item specific like $200 off of a purchase of $1999 or more. They offer deliver within 3 days or less and are open seven days a week.

The furniture is lovely with gorgeous pieces like the Darcy Stone Sofa and Loveseat Combo from the Signature Design by Ashley. They even have home decor and mattrresses as well as kids furniture. You'll find everything you need at a price you can afford and can even search by brand or tag such as contemporary or traditional. Check them out and if you live in the New York City area, stop by and visit.

Tired of Being Sick

So on top of my surgery and all I've had a sinus infection. I thought it was bronchitis but the doctor said my lungs were clear. So I left with antibiotics and Mucinex and for a little while it cleared up but then came back with a vengeance. I swear, my chest sounded like pop rocks in a soda.

So yeah, this sucks. It's hard to sleep because I was wheezing and could hear it. That has stopped and now I have the nasal drip thing that makes me choke and cough. So there I'll be, fast asleep and then it hits me and I wake up. Then there are the pounding headaches that make my head feel like it will explode. I honestly would rather have another surgery because at least that's over with once they're done.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Budget Web Hosting

As someone who builds websites, I know how important it is to find budget web hosting. However, even if you choose to do your own website then you need a hosting provider that has low prices plus a lot of extras because it's the little things that add up.

At Host Budget you get it all and best of all, you can start at the unheard of price of just 75 cents a month. Even the highest plan, which is a reseller plan, is just $5 a month and honestly, you can't beat it. You get the things you need like disk space, bandwidth, unlimited websites on some plans, a website builder, cPanel, email, FTP, stats, instant activation, and MySQL.

Most places charge you for the extras like disk space and bandwidth but although the lowest tier does have a limit, all of the other plans have unlimited amounts so you never have to worry.

Host Budget has been around since 2002 and offers their plans 100% risk free with 24/7 customer service and a 99.9% server uptime. Check out what they have to offer and see how you can get more, for less.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Cheap iPad Rental

If you're like me then you can't stand to be without your iPad, especially when you're traveling. That's why just in case the worse happens and you find yourself without your iPad you can at least find cheap iPad rental to hold you over until yours is fixed or replaced.

Here's the other thing about renting an iPad. Maybe you don't use a personal one but find yourself in need of one for a business presentation or work. Renting one is the perfect way to have what you need for your job without making a huge investment and you can rent an iPad from one day up to four weeks.

There's a lot of benefits too such as nationwide shipping, insurance, and custom app installation in case you need a certain app or don't know how to install it yourself.

No matter what the reason you need one, cheap iPad rental is the perfect solution when you're in a bind.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Mohs Surgery

Many of you already know but I had Mohs Surgery last week to remove a skin cancer on my face. It actually went much better than I thought. I had heard horror stories of being there 8-11 hours and multiple passes (a pass is each time you go back to have another layer removed till the cancer is gone).

I actually got by with one pass and was able to get stitched up by a plastic surgeon. I have 20 stitches in my face, a black eye, and the swelling just went down today. It hurts some but I do get stitches out tomorrow.

If you have a place on your body that doesn't heal or looks odd have it checked out. This is my second skin cancer and my second surgery although it's my first Mohs surgery.

I'm very pleased with how it all went and the time it took. There wasn't a lot of pain since they deaden you very well and the doctors were all super nice. Supposedly you won't see the scar very much in a few months. I have been going out in public though - I can't sit at home till this scar goes away.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

London Museums

If you've ever wanted to visit London like I have there's one thing you have to do and that's visit some of the London museums. There are so many that you can see while you're there such as:

  • British Museum
  • National Gallery
  • Tate Britain
  • Natural History Museum
  • National Maritime Museum
  •  and more

Now the one I've always wanted to visit is the Natural History Museum. With exhibitions like Nature Illuminated that includes the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Snapping the Crust: Recent Earthquakes Revealed, there's plenty to see and do.

No matter what your preference and if you live near London or are visiting from far away, a visit to some of the London museums that are offered is certainly an exciting and adventurous way to spend your day. The worst case scenario is that you won't get to see them all on your visit.

Check out the site that is linked for a more comprehensive view of all of the London museums.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Beauty Machines

If you own a salon in Australia and are looking for a variety of beauty machines you can get at an affordable price then you'll want to check out Elegans Health and Beauty.

You can find everything you'd ever need for your salon such as:'
  • Beauty Beds
  • Body Equipment
  • Body Galvanic
  • Brush Machines
  • Facial Steamers
  • Hot Towel Cabinets
  • Electrolysis Needles
  • Magnifying Lamps
  • And much, much more!
Elegans Health and Beauty has been in business for more than 70 years and provides equipment that not only fits your budget but enhances your salon as well. You get top-notch equipment and you won't have to worry about anything because everything is backed by their in-house sales, service, training and warranty team. If you own a salon in Australia then you need to check them out and see all of the products they can provide to you.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Best Quality Wedding Dresses in the UK

If you are looking for the best quality wedding dresses in the UK then you need to check out Aisle Style. It doesn't matter what country you live in because they ship worldwide and at savings that can't be beat.

Aisle Style has stunning wedding dresses at a fraction of the cost you'd find elsewhere. There's the spring collection for 2014 at up to 50% off and every dress on the site is greatly discounted.  These are custom made dresses and you won't find anything like them elsewhere, especially at this price.

If you're a bride to be then you deserve to look your very best but not everyone can afford a wedding dress that costs thousands of dollars. Why not have a wedding dress that looks like a million bucks but only costs a tiny fraction of that? No one will know unless you tell them because everything is of the highest quality at Aisle Style.

Check them out and see the many dresses you can find that are beautiful and affordable at the same time.

How to Get the Best Design Work on Fiverr

Fiverr is an excellent place to get all kinds of work, including design work, at an awesome price. However, sometimes the work can be disappointing - believe me, I had someone do a logo for me that was absolutely hideous. Fortunately, I found someone else but not before wasting my first $5 and getting countless email messages begging me to change my feedback.

If you're wanting to know how to get the best design work on Fiverr then there's a gig you'll want to order. This gig gives you an edge, lets you know inside information on how to order and how to get the most out of your order so you're always happy. In fact, you can get all of this:
  • Avoid the most common mistakes made when ordering creative work.
  • Give yourself an edge by using professionals methods.  
  • Receive extremely high quality work from novice or new Fiverr designers (yes, it's absolutely possible).
  • Discover the one tactic that will ensure you find the perfect designer for your project (most people have no clue how to do this).
  • Turn every Fiverr experience into a win and get better work with each project.
  • Learn strategies that work EVERY time, and keep using them for all future orders.
  • Grasp universal approaches to managing projects and working with designers.
  • The principles in this resource are versatile and can be applied to a variety of graphics projects.
Check it out!

Oscar Movies

I'm finally watching some of the Oscar movies and so far I have loved them all.

  • Dallas Buyer's Club. Watched this the past weekend and loved it. I can see why Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey won awards.
  • August: Osage County. I absolutely loved this movie. It's not a happy movie but the acting is awesome and I've watched it twice now.
  • Blue Jasmine. Not a huge fan of Woody Allen movies but I have this one on the way from Netflix and it does look like one I want to see.
  • 12 Years a Slave. This is next up on my Directv rentals and I hear it's great.
There are a few others I want to see but these are the main ones. So far, I have not been disappointed and that's a good thing.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Search Engine Optimization

Whether you sell on a national level or a regional one, you need to know about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and how it can work for you.

Search engine optimization encompasses more than just how you get found by the search engines; you also get the benefits of lead generation, sales generation, and visitor generation – all of which help your business thrive better.

You can click for Interworks One SEOservices and see how they can help. What they are is a Pay Per Click and Search Engine Optimization specialist firm. What you get is a low cost yet high quality service that gets your business more traffic and best of all, you don't even have to have an existing website since they can tailor a plan that fits your company profile perfectly.

For instance, if you sell to a certain demographic in a specific or local region, the plan is tailored for your needs as opposed to a one size fits all plan that others may offer. If you're selling to your own hometown, why would you need Search Engine Optimization that caters to a global demographic? However, with some places, that's exactly what you get instead of a plan that fits your individual business with specific needs. You don't need your salon and spa advertised in New York City unless your salon and spa is located in New York City and that's why it's important to find a company that knows your needs and can fit their plan to meet your company advertising goals.

All you have to do is click for a free quote and you get a representative that will contact you to help. You are under no obligation and there's no cost for this quote. Honestly, if your business needs more traffic, higher sales, or more leads then you can't afford to miss out on this opportunity.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Yugster Daily Deals

If you're looking for great deals you can find online then look no further than Yugster Daily Deals. It's a place where you can find most anything you need at unbelievably low prices. What Yugster stands for is "yours until gone" and that means you get the best deals until they're totally tapped out of the product.

For instance, everything is in categories such as:
  • Today's Deal
  • Today's Tech
  • Yours Until Gone
  • Plugster's Pick
  • Special Offer
  • Free Today (and yes, they mean free - just pay shipping)
  • Home and Living
  • Sharp or Shiny
  • Anything Goes
  • Last Chance
If you register you're in the know about specials coming up and specials on Friday that only members can see and best of all, it's free to register.

So check them out and see about getting the lowest prices on the Internet!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Universal Perusal

If you like to comparison shop like I do then you'll love the new site I found, Universal Perusal. Not only do they have over 50,000,000 products (and that wasn't a typo) they make it easy to find what you're looking for.

Everything is split up into various categories such as:
  • Bath
  • Bedding
  • Electronics
  • Health and Beauty
  • Home and Garden
  • Kitchen and Dining
  • Sports and Outdoors
  • Sunglasses
  • Pets
  • And more...
How it works is that you find a category you're interested in then you can see the specials and even visit the store online where the special is located. It makes it much easier than some of the sites I've seen that do something similar.

You can even sign up for coupons and exclusive deals and browse the "Deal of the Month" section for even more super deals.

Check them out if you love to comparison shop and honestly, who wouldn't?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Multiple Income Protection Insurance Quotes in Australia

If you're looking for multiple income protection insurance quotes in Australia then check out Smart Income Protection.

What the company does is allow you to start saving on your insurance with better coverage and best of all, no medical exam. Not only that but you get personal service and you are provided with instant insurance. In fact, as soon as you submit your application after accepting the detailed quote, you are provided with a temporary insurance cover so everything is in place immediately and that gives you peace of mind when it comes to your cover needs.

Did you know that income protection insurance covers up to 75% of your earnings up until you are able to return to work? Imagine how helpful that will be if you have an accident or illness and can't work for a few weeks or even months. You may even be able to claim some or all of the income protection on your tax return; just talk to your tax advisor to be sure.

HR & Marketing Resources (White Papers)

If you're in business then you know how important it is to keep on top of trends and technology. That is why it is imperative to learn more about HR and Marketing Resources (White Papers) and get your business ahead of the competition.

The problem with some companies though is that they offer trial subscriptions and later, you have to pay for the trade publications you want to read. At you never have to pay. How it works is that you sign up and the publisher has the sole discretion on whether to send you their publication. However, you don't have to pay a dime for them. They choose specific demographic targets and if you're in that demographic you get the magazine at no cost.

For instance, we are photographers and we own a business. I found quite a few publications geared towards photographers and believe me, I'll be signing up! Check them out for your business so you can get helpful magazines - all free of charge.

How Do They Do It?

How do people work, have a family, etc and still keep a perfectly spotless house? We don't even have kids and I have no idea how our house needs a deep clean so often. I should know; I grew up in a spotless house and by the way, mine is clean. It's just not spotless like I'd like it. It seems the little things creep up on you till you need to do the entire room. I've decided to put a room on my list of to-do items each day and try to get one done at a time till the entire house is done. Perhaps that will work out.

I wish I were well off enough to afford a housekeeper - I really do. For now, I guess it's up to me.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Cheap E-Cigarettes

If there's one thing that smokers know is that smoking has become less and less acceptable in the past few years. Every time you turn around you hear about another law or an additional cost involved with smoking. If you still love to smoke, why not try the e-cigarette? Not only are they better for you, you can smoke them most anywhere. It may not be a way to stop smoking but it is definitely an alternative to smoking harmful cigarettes that cause cancer, lung damage, and overall bad health.

Imagine being able to smoke in a restaurant, on a plane, or in bed. No more smelly breath, no more clothes that smell like an ashtray and no more social pariah feeling because no one will have to worry about second-hand smoke. You also won't have to worry about going outside in bad weather every time you want to have a smoke so no more standing in the rain, snow, or unbearable heat to get your fix.

Now what is even better is getting cheap e-cigarettes. With you can get e-cigarettes, vaporizers, e-juice, and accessories at an affordable price and have everything you need to have a pleasant smoking experience, without all of the negative issues traditionally associated with tobacco products. In fact, there is an e-cigarette package starting at just $4.99 which is actually cheaper than one pack of cigarettes. E-juice you can get for as little as $4.99 for 15ml, which is an awesome price and you can choose from a variety of flavors such as coffee, apple, and traditional tobacco.

You get free shipping on all orders of $35 or more and even get another 5% off if you like and message them on Facebook. There's a 30-day money back guarantee so you can try the e-cigarette without worry.


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