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Oct 17

Video Watching

As you all know I am the mom of two great young men, I also wear many hats outside of our home. I have a few part time jobs. I do really enjoy them all but some times I do feel pulled from my main job of mother lately. But this past week Noah was sick and stayed home from school, which means I stayed home also. I could have seen it as a hassle, yanno no work no pay. But instead, I seen it as an opportunity to stop all of the calls from outside my home that needed attention and took time to do the most important job I have: to be Noah’s mother.

Noah was ill but nothing life threatening, after we made it to the doctor’s office and got some good medicine he was on the road to recovery, We had a boat load of time to cuddle, color (which he has told me he has grown too old for, but I still love to color!) We also watched a lot of tv! But also a cute movie named Thunder and the House of Magic. What a cute movie!

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THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC comes to DVD and 3D Blu-ray September 30th!  This family movie is directed by renowned 3D filmmakers Ben Stassen (Fly Me to the MoonSammy’s AdventuresEscape from Paradise) and Jeremie Degruson (A Turtle’s TaleSammy’s Adventure), with original music by Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones). The film also features music by Selena Gomez.
HUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC is a whimsical animated family adventure, bringing to life a unique story with a great sense of humor, positive values and universal appeal.  Brimming with spectacular animation and endearing characters, this internationally acclaimed motion picture delivers a fun and captivating movie experience for the entire family.

The film tells the story of Thunder, an abandoned young cat who stumbles into a magical old mansion operated by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos. Owned by a retired magician, the house is occupied by an assortment of his wacky assistants who don’t all welcome the new houseguest. But when the magician lands in the hospital and his scheming nephew puts the mansion up for sale, our young hero and his new friends join forces to save their magical home.
Noah and I loved this movie and he has watched it a few times since. Make sure you check it out.
 
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Oct 17

VBS at our church

I am the craft lady usually in any volunteering programs I am involved with and this includes VBS at our church. I have some fun helping the kids do the crafts each year but this year I got to pick the crafts! I was like a child in a candy store. My candy store of choice is Oriental Trading.com.otc-logo

Anytime I need a craft project or inspiration I got to the website and start browsing. I can always find something I want to order or inspiration on an idea that I already had but needed help getting on to paper.

I made a list once and changed it about 100 times after the original list.

But here are a few photos of the projects from Oriental trading.com

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Sep 30

Staying on Track

School has started and we have settled in to a fast paced routine, we call our daily life. The boys are settled in to their daily routines with school, and with any new routine comes some trials and tribulations, some failures and some successes. I also have many new aspects of my life that I have come to settle into. DH has accepted a new job, a job in the field that he went to school for and has his state licenses for, and has been applying for the past twenty years. So our lives have changed a lot but so far so good!

My Noah is in fifth grade and did not get the teacher we wanted but none the less he is having a great time and learning a lot. This teacher Mrs S is famous for being very passionate about science and area that Noah really loves. I am thinking he will have a great year.

Joel is a freshman in high school, and is a busy young man. He is on the pistol club and has started driver’s education and continues to participate in the high school band. I believe the only bad teenager is one with too much time on his hands, so far that is not something we need to worry about.

My DH is back in his chosen career field after nearly 20 years of trying. He has a set schedule and regular days off each week. We debated and prayed about this choice of accepting this position, while it is his dream job, it came with some draw backs, we lost some income, but in the end money is not as important as quality of life and a father being there for his family.

I have had to set up my income intake, so that is the big change in my life. I am currently a jack of many trades, and there are not a lot of full time jobs in this area. I have been pretty good about my meal planning, but when we are away from home I always make sure that I bring loads of snacks and our current favorites bars come from Zone Perfect.

zone perfectthat way we avoid the nasty expensive food from the drive through, and have something filling and nutritious.

 

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Sep 18

Talk Like a Pirate Swag Code Extravaganza

Thanks to all of you who participated in the OPERATION: THRESHOLD Challenge! Swagbucks just announced that we’ve reached our goal and will be rewarded with a Swag Code Extravaganza. Woohoo!

A Swag Code Extravaganza is a special day on Swagbucks.com, one with multiple Swag Codes throughout the whole day as well as multiple games and other ways to win bonus SB! This Extravaganza is a special one because not only did we make it happen ourselves, BUT the day of the event also happens to be Talk Like a Pirate Day — so you can be certain that there’s lots of fun to be had!

The Talk Like a Pirate Swag Code Extravaganza is Friday, Sept 19th, starting at 8am PT until 6pm PT (11am ET – 9pm ET) Swagbucks is giving out 6 codes throughout the day for a total of 35 SB in just Swag Codes alone!

Here’s a pro tip: Swag Codes can be found anywhere in the SwagNation — on the blog, social media or even different parts of the site! If you haven’t joined Swagbucks yet, sign up here so you don’t miss out on the fun and free Swag Bucks!

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Sep 16

Operations: Threshold Collector’s Bills!

Hey Swagbucks lovers! Swagbucks just announced a new set of Collector’s Bills for a limited time only! As you may know, one of the ways you can earn SB for free gift cards is by using the Swagbucks Search engine for your normal online search needs. Well now, starting Monday, 9/15 through Thursday 9/18, you can get these Collector’s Bills when you earn on Swagbucks Search. Why should you collect all 3 limited edition Bills? If you do it by the end of day Thursday (9/18), you’ll win 12 bonus SB instantly! That’s on top of the SB earnings you won from using Swagbucks Search. It’s a win-win (and a way to get your next gift card even faster). Not a Swagbucks member? Sign up here to start earning and you can get your first free gift card in no time!

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Sep 09

Collage.com One-Click Photo Book

img_4298Create a professional photo book with a single click using Collage.com’s One-Click Photo Book. Select photos of any size from Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, or your computer and they will instantly suggest a clean, professional layout that you can further customize.

Deal: Use this link for 51% off a 20-page 11.5″x8″ Hardcover Photo Book From Collage.com: http://bit.ly/collagepbdeal

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Sep 09

Make More SwagBucks!!!

Hey Swagbucks lovers (or really, any of you who love getting free gift cards)! I’ve got a tip that can help you earn more SB without doing more work. Here’s the tip: Making Swagbucks Search your default search engine on your browser can help you earn significantly more SB! Instead of downloading a toolbar or bookmarking a specific page to go to, you can use Swagbucks Search just by typing your search terms into the URL field at the top of your browser. Scroll down below to see how to default your search engine to Swagbucks (for Chrome, Firefox & Internet Explorer).
Did you do it? OK, now here’s the cool part: Swagbucks is giving away 20 prizes of 1,000 SB & 1 grand prize of 5,000 SB to lucky members who have made Swagbucks their default search! From now through Sept 12th, each search you do with Swagbucks (after making it your default search engine) gets you an entry into the drawing! Get up to 5 entries each day (max 25), in addition to any Swag Bucks you may earn! The 21 winners will be announced on Sept 17th!
A way to make earning SB easier to do? AND a chance to win 5,000 SB? Count me in! Here’s how you can default your search to Swagbucks. Haven’t joined yet? Sign up now and set up your search to make it easy to earn more — and get you first free gift card even sooner!
Chrome:
Go to Settings on your Chrome browser (the 3 lines on the top right of the browser)Click on “Settings” from the dropdown listClick on “Manage Search Engines”Look for Swagbucks under “Other Search Engines”Click “Make Default”
Firefox:
Go to your browser search field, this can be found on the right of your address bar, and click the drop menu and look for SwagbucksClick on Swagbucks.
*Please Note: If you’ve never performed a search from search.swagbucks.com you may not see Swagbucks in the list.   Perform a search from Search.Swagbucks.com and then follow the instructions to set it as your default search engine.
Internet Explorer:
Go to Search.Swagbucks.comClick the down arrow in the address barClick on the magnifying glassClick “Add”.

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Sep 09

The MOST Comfortable Bra Ever

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When a product claims to be the worlds most comfortable bra, I AM THERE!!! I am very blessed in that area so I like comfy support. As you all probably know I like to try new products to tell you about. I was recently given a change to review two bras from The Coobie Store, I was able to pick the size and style but was sent a random set of colors. I received a purple and hot pink bra. AND I do love them. They are everything they claim to be!

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Aug 28

Clash of Careers Team Challenge

From Thurs, Aug 28th through Thurs, Sept 4th at 12pm PT, you can join the Clash of the Careers Team Challenge to get bonus SB!
There are 4 Teams: The Educators, Movers & Shakers, Helping Hands and Blue Collars! Your earning in the categories below contributes points to your team’s total! The team at the end of the challenge with the highest score claims victory!

But rest assured, all members who participate and contribute at least 1 point to their team’s total will be rewarded. 1st place: 25 SB, 2nd place: 20 SB, 3rd place: 15 SB, 4th place: 10 SB. The Top 5 contributors from each team will also win bonus Swag Bucks: 500, 400, 300, 200 and 100 SB respectively.

  • Answer: Get rewarded for giving your opinions and you’ll also contribute 6 pts to your team’s total score.
  • Watch: Every time you earn SB watching SBTV you’ll contribute 5 pts to your team’s total score.
  • Play: Every time you earn SB while playing games you’ll contribute 4 pts to your team’s total score.
  • Search: Search the web and every time you earn SB you’ll contribute 3 pts to your team’s total score.
  • Mobile: Every time you earn SB from SBTV Mobile, Special Offers on Mobile, or EntertaiNOW on mobile, you’ll contribute 2 pts to your team’s total score.
  • Swag Codes: Every Swag Code you redeem adds 1 pt to your team’s total score.

 

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Aug 22

Dail Coconut Water Review

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So you guys know that I love to tell you all about great products! I have found another one. Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash.

NEW Dial® Coconut Water Refreshing Mango body wash is the latest Dial® Brand body wash bringing you hydration to your body washing experience in a tropical fun new scent. Dial® Coconut Water Refreshing Mango body wash is infused with Coconut Water and a refreshing Mango aroma leaving your skin replenished and hydrated, every time you shower.

IMG_0706I was and still am so excited to receive yet another great package from Purex Insiders. I love to be able to try new products and get to tell you about them and best of all share a few freebie coupons with you!!! My skin felt so smooth and soft when I got out of the shower after using the New Coconut Water. I also felt so relaxed from the refreshing scent.. It is not a completely overwhelming strong scent but it is soft and refreshing.

Now the fun part, I have two coupons for two lucky Picking Up the Pennies’ followers. To enter you MUST be a linky follower, and leave me a comment stating how you are getting ready for school to start. You can enter once a day until the giveaway is over on Aug 31, 2014, at 10:32 pm EST.

thank you and good luck!

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