Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Custom Logo Cases - Put Your Name Where Everyone Can See It

If you own a business or work for an organization that wants to put their name out there, you may want to start with branded cases for tablets, smartphones, laptops, iPads, and more. Branding your business among employees is a great way to create unification and company pride as well as build awareness of your business.

But why cases? Well, they are everywhere. Electronics are all over the place and we are CONSTANTLY on them. If you have an employee taking out their laptop at a crowded coffee shop, wouldn't it be cool if that laptop showed your businesses name on it? Our smartphones that we can never put down? What if THAT smart phone had your business' name on it?

Well, if I have sold you on the idea so far, the reason I bring it up is that CustomLogoCases.com is a great place to start purchasing the branded cases for your employees or maybe even as freebies for trade show events. You can customize the case any way you would like for any type of electronic.

Taking a look at their website though, they may SAY "cases" but they offer up so many more things that you can put your name on. Really really cool things that I know could even make pretty awesome freebies at your next company function or trade show you attend. Things like speakers, Bluetooth keyboards, and headphones seem to only be the beginning with CustomLogoCases.com. Also if you are set on getting cases for a variety of electronics, you can also choose from a variety of styles like flip cases, skins, rotating cases, etc.

Best of all, free shipping, free design, and competitive pricing. So CustomLogoCases.com is a great place to start getting your name out there.

I have been compensated to write this post. All opinions are my own.
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Monday, September 28, 2015

Have a Healthier Lunch Break (Courtesy of Santa Cruz Peanut Butter) [And Giveaway]


One of my favorite brands of peanut butter crossed my path lately and I couldn't wait to tell you about it. Santa Cruz Organic Peanut Butter is one of the healthiest - but tastiest - brands of peanut butter out there. To me, it's worth paying a few extra dollars for because when I buy peanut butter the ONLY thing I want to see in the ingredients is peanuts (and maybe salt). And that is it. You don't get that often I notice! So many peanut butter brands add a LOT of other non-peanut like things to their peanut butter, including unhealthy oils.

But whether you are packing your own lunch, or your kiddos lunch, it's the time of year to get healthy and think about ways that you can pack some good things into your day.

But how? It can be hard sometimes. I know for me choosing healthy lunches is a challenge when I can only focus on getting myself out the door on time. But if you break it down a little bit it IS possible to add health to your lunch and not spend too much time and energy to it.

Here are some recommended lunch time tips to consider - some my own, some are ideas I picked up from Santa Cruz Organic Peanut Butter company!

1.  Get some color into your lunch box. 

The more (healthy, natural) color you have in your lunch box, the more likely you will be eating the best stuff for your body. Whether it's cut up carrot sticks or berries or some kind of fruit, you will be getting good nutrients during the day.

2.  Go classic with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! 



download.jpgSometimes going classic is the best way to go. I loved peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as a kid and I still do now. Even though going gluten-free has made me re-think how I eat, there are really healthy gluten-free breads out there (Dr. Schar and Canyon Bakehouse are two of my favorites).  Santa Cruz Organic Peanut Butter is by far my favorite and top choice for peanut butters and they offer up a tasty fruit spread that I highly recommend.

3.  Grab easy finger foods.

Neat and clean finger foods are my favorite options for lunch. Although I shouldn't, I usually eat at my desk so the neater but healthier I can be, the better. Carrot Sticks, cheese sticks, apple slices, or nuts are all great choices. Add dip like peanut butter for apple slices if you aren't in the "pb&j" sandwich mood but still want your protein. Also if you have these healthy protein based small snacks that you can add to your day, you will probably avoid that candy dish that just so happens to pop up this time of day. Avoid that afternoon slump by saving quick snacks!

4. Prepare in advance.

If I at least KNOW what I want for lunch the night before, the easier it will be for me in the morning. And the least likely I will just end up buying lunch (which is more often than not a very unhealthy decision). So prepare the night before, even if you are just making a list for what to make for yourself. If you want to be extra prepared, get a weekly lunch meal plan going so you can be on your game for health conscious lunches.

5. Keep it simple.

Apple Apricot SauceSeedless Red Raspberry Fruit SpreadI am never the type to have an overly complicated lunch. I don't want to "cook" for lunch, especially since I work in an office. So, keeping things simple whether it's quick and easy sandwiches, healthy finger foods, or even the occasional healthy leftover from the night before (I'm having left over beans and rice for lunch today! Go complex carbs! Woo!) means I'm more likely to choose the healthy lunch option (instead of buying the quick greasy choice that are out there for me if I bought lunch). And for a healthy addition to your lunch, Santa Cruz Organic also offers some tasty fruit sauces and pouches that are perfect for kids and kids at heart (like me!).

Check out Santa Cruz Organic website for more tips and more information about their products.

And best of all, I get to giveaway the same pack - the Santa Cruz Organic Peanut Butter, Strawberry Jam and Apple Sauce to one lucky winner. Enter via Rafflecopter below. Ends 10/16.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I received compensation in the form of gift cards and products exchange for my honest review.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Partner With a Brand and Sponsor Your Group (or Next Event) with PearUp.com

I am affiliate with PearUp and I will receive compensation if you sign up through my link.

I just recently learned about PearUp and thought you would like to know more about them too! If you have a non-profit, group or team or some kind of event coming up you need sponsorship for, PearUp is the place to check out first! When you partner up with a brand, they can offer up to $1,000 in sponsorship including custom t-shirts, food and catering, products and services,and even cash donations for your group. It's all about raising money and spreading the word about your group!

By spreading the word about your group, and telling your group's story, you have the chance to earn even MORE rewards. It's so quick and easy to do - best of all, FREE! Sign Up NOW!

Right now there is even an opportunity to partner up with US Cellular for your K-12 aged group. These sponsorship dollars can be used for custom apparel (shirts, shorts, bags, water bottles, etc.) at the printer of your choice, or for a direct cash donation (for 501c3 organizations).  It’s free for you and your supporters and it only takes a couple of minutes to complete all the tasks which earn you money.

Just watch this video about it below and then sign up today!-



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Thursday, September 10, 2015

My Gluten-Free Experience With Enjoy Life Foods Baking Mixes

I had the chance to try out some awesome tasting Enjoy Life Food baking mixes. I've tried four different mixes - the Muffin Mix, Pancake Mix, Brownie Mix, and Pizza Mix. I've tried three of those four mixes and I can't wait to tell you about how I felt about each one.

I will tell you that I really enjoyed the taste of these mixes so far and I LOVE that there is this kind of option for gluten-free people. But that's not all! They're products are free from the eight most common allergies including gluten, peanuts, soy, wheat, dairy, fish, and shellfish. Read more on their website! 

 

The first batch I tried out was their Brownie Mix! See my blurry photo up there? I was so excited that I could barely contain myself long enough to take the photograph right. Here's the thing though. I had wanted to try this out but it was an EXTREMELY hot day. So I put the mix together and yes I totally licked the batter spoon and it was AMAZING.  And here's the thing about it though. I put the batter into a glass baking dish and actually attempted microwaving it. I THOUGHT I could get away with it and it was a terrible disaster. So I want to actually go out and purchase this mix from the store and try it the right way!



Onto the next batch though - the muffins! I did try these out and baked them in the oven and they were pretty good. They were really simple too. I do think these need some extras, like maybe honey or chocolate chips or blueberries or something to really taste as good as they can. But it's a great place to start, I think there is so much potential. As for me, I added honey which made them taste amazing! 



As for the pancakes, well I turned them into pancake muffins, which is basically just putting the pancake batter into the oven and cooking at 350 degrees for maybe 20 minutes or so? These turned out amazing too.

Overall, I really like these Enjoy Life mixes. They taste great and it's a wonderful solution. I haven't tried the pizza mix yet, but I plan to sometime soon! I highly recommend checking these out at the store. You will be so happy you did! 

I highly recommend also checking out some of these great recipes by Enjoy Life Foods -






I received the above items in exchange for my honest review.
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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Affordable Bed in a Box - By Nest Bedding

A bed in a box?

Yes, it is possible.

Thanks to Nest Bedding, I bring you the bed in a box! Just watch my video below -

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By the way the kind of bed that I received is called...The LOVE Bed. The Loooooove Beeeeddddddd (sung to the 'Love Boat' theme).  Anyways...


And now for my review of this great amazing bed! First, taking the bed out of the box was a bit of a challenge. It took more than a couple of people to handle the thing and break it free from the plastic and the box confining it. But once unraveled I looked at it and wondered...will that actually become a queen bed?


It sure did (by the way, I used my own box spring!)! And I'm happy to say that I'm sleeping soundly on this great mattress. Initially though, it took me a little bit to get used to. This doesn't have the usual springs that I've gotten so used to sleeping on and it just felt mushy at first. But several weeks later I'm finally getting used to it. Although pay attention to the type of mattress you usually sleep on, because I would recommend if you are used to sleeping on a firm mattress, definitely continue getting a firm mattress. I also would like to note that the Nest Bedding website for the Love Bed DOES say that it can take up to 60 days to get used to a new "sleeping surface." And the cool thing is you are given 100 nights of trying out the bed (and they do ask you to give it 30 nights) and if you don't like it then you can get your money back. That's a pretty awesome deal. And I would highly recommend you give it some time, especially if you aren't used to the "foam" type of mattress. It has taken me some time to get used to.

Overall, if you are looking for a mattress that is affordable than I highly recommend you start with the Love Bed. The price isn't too bad ($799 for a queen, $599 for a twin, and $649 for twin XL, for example) either. Find out more information about the Love Bed by following this link. You can also like Nest Bedding on Facebook  and Twitter.

I received the above mattress in exchange for my honest review.
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Thursday, September 3, 2015

[Guest Post] Safety Rules for Shopping Online

I have been compensated for posting this article to my blog.

The safeguards described in this article will help you to secure all your offline transactions, and also protect you online ones too. Here is how you can securely shop online for clothes:

1. Know your sellers

 When you go shopping at any mall, you make a lot of judgments about the people who are trying to sell you their things. You constantly evaluate their stores’ aesthetic quality and orderliness. When shop online for anything like dresses all these assessments are much more difficult to be made. You have no ability to look at someone eye to eye when shop online. But there are ways to get to know where you are planning to buy your women’s clothing. Start out by reading reviews and customer’s references about this or that online shop to understand who you are planning to deal with.

2. Pay by credit card  

This is one of the most widespread fears of all women who shop online for dresses, but as a matter of fact, professionals say that it is the safest way to transact your money over the Internet. Contemporary technologies have made most credit card transactions pretty secure for customers. According to the laws your potential liability for any credit card unauthorized use is limited to only $50. When you shop in store for you do not get the same protection with money orders or checks, and most especially true – from cash. Most importantly, never send cash via regular mail if you want to get your thingsg like Rockport Shoes delivered to you.

3. Keep your transaction records.

Experts in online shopping advise to always save and never toss away you electronic receipts or never to delete any email confirmations when you shop online for shoes like Birkenstock shoes. Make sure that everything has been delivered when you will get you purchase. All your transaction records are a perfect and extremely convenient way to remember track shipping dates and any other important details. Moreover, you can perceive it as a kind of a guarantee that your dress will be delivered. Fortunately to all of us, keeping such records is a pretty easy process. As a rule after you shop online you get a summary page when you need to complete a transaction. All you need to do is print the page and place it in your files or simply save it into your files on the computer.
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Olfactif - Sample Your Perfume Before You Purchase






Have you ever waned to try perfume before you buy it? Well, there's a subscription box for that. I bring you Olfactif! It's a perfume sample subscription service I had the chance to try out a few weeks ago and I received a monthly box of Olfactif perfume samples. How it works is when you sign up for a subscription, each month you've subscribed you get three sample perfumes to try. They come in little viles and the website says each vile contains about 40 sprays (or a little less, if the full bottle is more expensive). Plus, you even get an $18 credit to put towards a full bottle of perfume featuring one of the scents you tried out. The monthly subscription is about $18.00 month (or you also pay less per month if you subscribe for 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months). Find out more here.



What I immediately like about Olfactif perfume samples I tried was how obviously really quality perfumes these were.

The ones I tried were -

Fils de Dieu by Etat Libre d'Orange (full sized bottle costs $85)

Me Myself & I by Ego Factor (full sized bottle costs $100)

Romantina (full sized bottle costs $90)

You can find out more details about the perfumes I tried by visiting this link.

I really enjoyed all three of these. They were perfect summer perfumes, although a bit heavy for summer I thought. So, I would say these were great for late summer and this lasted me several weeks. Although I was bummed when I realized they were all gone!


I think this Olfactif subscription box is perfect if you want to try out perfumes that are a bit unique and not the usual brand you might see in a department store. The cost of the subscription box - $18.00 per month (and you do receive that back in store credit if you plan to buy a large bottle) is a pretty good price. This is especially nice if you are interested in buying perfumes and have the budget for it. I also think it's worth it, even if you don't buy full bottles but just want a few nice samples of perfume to try. I wouldn't spray these every day but for evenings out or for a day I just want to feel special these worked great.

To purchase your subscription, visit Olfactif's website and subscribe.You can also like them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

I received the above subscription box in exchange for my honest review.
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