Saturday, July 23, 2016

Make Money With Your Fitbit, Cell Phone, or Other Wearable Fitness Device

*Note: this is not only for Fitbit users. Most of these apps allow for a variety of devices and apps that can sync your activity! Take a look and sign up! 

There are a variety of reasons that people have decided to get a Fitbit or fitness wearables. Most say because they want to have a healthier lifestyle. But, after a while, the numbers just don't seem to be as important. So, you either stop wearing it, stop caring, or you wear it and then not bother with the stats. You wear it almost as a statement now. 

So make it fun! With this post, I'll tell you a few different ways to make money with your Fitbit! Yes, you read that right. You're going to make your fancy step counter make you some cash :)




Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tea Collection 3 Day Sale! 25% Off Select Styles

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, sponsored content or reviewed products. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own. I would never suggest anything to you that I wouldn't use myself. -Jennifer

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Another great deal to take advantage of for the back to school shopping season. Tea Collection is offering 25% off select styles, including their brand new Japan-inspired styles. Click the image below, and use code HOORAY to get the discount. 

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Fine print: 
Enter code HOORAY during checkout to receive 25% off select styles in your order at TeaCollection.com, pre-tax. Offer valid on the purchase of select styles as advertised as the "25% Off Style" at Teacollection.com. Offer expires at 11:59pm PT on 7/21/16. No adjustments on previous purchases. Not redeemable for cash. Cannot be combined with other offers. Terms of offer are subject to change. 

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Summer Reading Challenge!

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, sponsored content or reviewed products. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own. I would never suggest anything to you that I wouldn't use myself. -Jennifer

For some of you, summer has barely begun. For some of us, summers almost over. My kid goes back to school August 8! It's so close! But for those of you who still have a while before school starts again, you may be trying to prevent the dreaded "summer slide". You know, where kids forget the things they learned in school during summer break.

Summer Reading Challenge 2016
Did you know that reading just 4-6 books over the summer can help prevent a drop in standardized test scores? I know, that seems like such a small number of books! But, it's totally doable over there summer.


Here are some interesting stats:

  • Kids without access to learning opportunities during the summer lose up to 1 month of grade level equivalency.
  • Teachers spend 22% of the school year re-teaching forgotten information.
  • Reading regularly, even for just a few minutes a day, can fix the summer learning gap. Epic! can be read on any device, making reading convenient anytime! Whether in the car, at the doctors, or even at the beach!
  • Surround kids with a variety of books and let them choose what they want to read. Epic! has more than 15,000 award-winning, high-quality books for kids 12 and under.
  • For reluctant readers (like my own son), plan crafts and other enrichment activities to bring the stories to life!
Read on Epic! Anywhere. Anytime. On any device.Summer Reading Challenge 2016
The Epic! Summer reading challenge is live. Tons of families have already met this reading goal. If you haven't heard of it, check it out below.Kids who read 5 books on Epic! earn a special reading certificate.

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Does Your Phone Have a Cracked Screen? Me Too.

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, sponsored content or reviewed products. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own. I would never suggest anything to you that I wouldn't use myself. -Jennifer

I have had my iPhone 6 for a little over a year. I've done really good with keeping a nice protective case on it, and even using ballistic style screen protectors. They're supposed to protect your phone screen from breaking. The cover would crack, not your phone. I've used quite a few over the past year or so that I've had my phone. They've been wonderful to me! I'm super clumsy and things just fly out of my hands at times.

Well, I dropped my phone, and the case I had was pretty (it's a selfie light case) and not protective. At least not to the degree my other cases are. Well, there was a small rock. And of course, my phone hit it. The rock hit just below the coverage area of the screen protector. And there on my beautiful phone was a few cracks that went up the front of the phone. Nothing too horrible. I could totally live with it until my contract is up in March and I can get a new phone. So I took the case off my phone in order to put a more protective case on it. My daughter grabbed the phone off the counter and tried to hand it to me. But I wasn't ready, and she let go too soon. It fell, in slow motion, screen first on the floor. I knew in my heart, I just already knew, that the crack got worse.

So now, my iPhone that's less than 2 years old has a spider web crack in the bottom left inch or so of the screen.

So now, do I get a new phone? Insurance will cost me about $150. I have less than a year, 8 months to be exact, until I get my new phone. So I'm going to try to hold out.

But maybe you can't! If your phone is cracked and you want a new one, check out a site like Gazelle.

CNET has noted that Gazelle is a great place to buy a certified pre-owned phone. Read the article here: http://www.cnet.com/how-to/4-tips-for-buying-a-used-iphone/

Gazelle Certified Pre-Owned to the Rescue!



Use Gazelle to get a phone to hold you over until you're either eligible for a new phone, or can buy a brand new one.


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Reebok's Back to School Sale

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, sponsored content or reviewed products. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own. I would never suggest anything to you that I wouldn't use myself. -Jennifer




For a lot of parents, its that time of year where we start to do our back to school shopping. And here in Arizona, back to school is literally around the corner. My son goes back August 8! 

When you're shopping for back to school, don't forget about shoes! Especially if your child is playing sports. Check out Reebok's Back to School sale where you can buy one get one 50% off! Use this to buy the kids shoes, or score a pair for yourself (or buy both for you)! 

Click to shop >>> Reebok Back to School Sale - BOGO 50% off Footwear
Valid: 7/18-7/24
Code: BTS50 




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Struggling To Conceive? When To See A Doctor

For many couples, starting a family is one of the most exciting and life-changing events. Many couples are able to conceive naturally without any problems. But what happens if you’re struggling, and when should you seek medical advice?


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Getting Your Kids Ready For A Party: Tips And Tricks

Getting your kids ready for a party can be so much fun, but also a little stressful. You want them to look great, but you also need to bear in mind that they are kids. They’re probably going to be playing, getting hot, and maybe even getting dirty. So, what can you do to make sure you get it right? These tips and tricks will help you:


Get Them To Bed Early


Your kids will likely be ridiculously excited knowing that they are going to a party the next day. This means you should probably get them to bed early on. You’ll give them more time to drop off, and they’ll wake up refreshed and raring to party! You’ll be able to get them up early enough to take your time too, without them being grumpy.


Prepare In Advance If Possible


If you can, prepare certain things in advance. Maybe you could put your little girl’s hair in a plait, or lay out the outfits and other things you might need. You’ll have less to think about the next day.


Give Them A Good Breakfast


A good breakfast is really important on the day of the party. It’ll energize them so they are full of beans. Plus, you know what kids are like. They might get so caught up in playing and having a blast, that they simply forget to eat. They’ll be doing a load of running around too, so they need plenty of energy.




Find A Hairstyle That Won’t Get In The Way


If you have a son, this may not be a problem. However, little girls are a bit more difficult. It would be lovely to have their hair down, but this could easily get in their way and make them even warmer. Instead, try to come up with a hairstyle that looks cute but won’t necessarily fall out all over the place. Updos and braids are perfect. You could even just put them in a headband.


Layer Their Outfits


Layering their outfits allows you to add layers or take them off as you need to. If you won’t actually be at the party, make sure they are able to do this themselves. You don’t want them to get too hot, as they can easily become dehydrated. Elf925 children’s silver jewelry could really set the look off.


Take A Change Of Clothes


You know your kids better than anybody. If they have a tendency to spill food and drink down themselves or get dirty, consider taking a change of clothes. If your kids are quite young, you need to be prepared for any accidents too. Try not to tell them off if they do get dirty. All kids need to have a good time!


Let Them Have Some Say In The Matter


If they are old enough, consider letting them have a say in what they wear. This can be good for their development and give them a sense of who they are.

I hope these tips have helped you. Leave your own tips or thoughts below and make sure you visit again soon!




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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Make the Switch to BODYARMOR Sports Drink - Get a Coupon!

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, sponsored content or reviewed products. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own. I would never suggest anything to you that I wouldn't use myself. -Jennifer

I know many people today prefer healthier options for all their food and drinks. Whether they have allergies, or just want to live a healthier lifestyle, people are making the switch to choose healthy and natural products free of GMOs, sugars, artificial colors, etc. 

What about your sports drinks? Have you changed those out? My son loves sports drinks. But they contain a lot of sugar, and he has ADHD so we try to avoid sugar. Especially being in Arizona - the last thing we want is more sugar. But of course, as most kids, he doesn't want to drink plain old water. He wants a flavor. But those flavor add ins are NO better! What's a mom to do, right?

Monday, July 11, 2016

Get to Know Everything about Jpeg - Myths and Facts

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JPEG image format is called joint photographic experts group. It is a portable and advanced type of image that is being used widely. Since it has lossless image compression algorithms. It is preferred by most of the industries.

These algorithms compress the gray scale continuous tone of the images, keeping the specifications of the color intact. A very minute amount of image quality loss happens during the process, which is almost negligible.

However, these algorithms make the jpeg file more portable and transferable from one system to another. The size of the file is not too heavy and a huge amount of pictures can be stored. The raw versus JPEG controversy has been going on since photography was invented. Most professional photographers always shoot in RAW while some prefer it in Jpeg according to their requirement.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Throwing A Classy Party For Your Friends: Tips And Tricks

Throwing a classy party for your friends can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. Anybody can throw a classy party, so don’t feel put off if you don’t have much money to play with. This can be a great way to bring all of your friends together after some time apart, celebrate a special occasion, or for no reason at all. These tips and tricks will help you all to have the best time. Enjoy!

Choose The Most Suitable Venue

A classy party always starts with a suitable venue. You don’t need to spend a fortune on the venue if you haven’t got the budget. In fact, many venues will allow it for free if you have a confirmed number of people attending. You can even invite people to your home for the party, as long as you’re prepared for the clean up afterward. Make sure it’s easily accessible for your guests and matches the classy theme that you’re going for.

Set The Tone With The Decor

Make sure you set the tone for your party with the decor. Depending on the venue, you may not need to do much at all. However, it won’t hurt to hang some banners and maybe display some flowers. If you’re going for a classy party with a theme, you could choose something along the lines of the Great Gatsby to help you decorate.

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Consider Hiring A Caterer

A caterer will be a big expense, but it’ll be worth it when you can save time making all of the food and drink yourself. Having food made and served by somebody else might even make the event feel a little more special.

Make Sure You Have Enough To Drink

Having enough to drink for your guests is what having a party is all about. This might not be a problem if there’s an open bar at your venue. However, if you’re partying at your own house, stocking up is important. Maybe invite your guests to bring a drink of their choice too, if you’re worried about running out. To find the best drink for your party, you can start with this Kikori review to help you.

Set A Dress Code

Something that will really make your party stand out is having a classy dress code. Make sure you include this on the RSVPs or invites so that everybody knows what to wear. You can still have a classy party with a smart casual dress code, but dressing up can make it lots of fun.
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Create A Classy Playlist

Before the party starts, create a classy playlist to help set the tone of the night. If you prefer, you could buy a CD or find a ready-made playlist. Make sure the music matches the mood of the night you’re trying to create.

I hope you like these tips and tricks and they help you to throw an amazing party that everybody enjoys. Remember, personalizing your party to make it suit you and your guests is the best way to make it fun.







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