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Are stores limiting gift card usage?

I happened to be using a gift card recently and noticed that some stores are limiting gift card usage. Why the limits I know gift card theft has been on the rise for years. So maybe that is why so many stores are limiting the gift card usage limits. When I used mine from Target, I had $60 in gift

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Is anyone else concerned about the lack of product protection?

I recently purchased a skincare product from Sephora. I opened it and found that the bottle had no product protection. There is no seal on the box or around the bottle lid or neck. Not even a foil seal under the lid. This got me thinking. I knew the product hadn’t been tampered with because it wasn’t an odd color

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If you were part of the AT&T data breach keep an eye on the mail

Back in March AT&T had a massive data breach. Well since then I’ve noticed an uptick in spam messages to my email account. We’ve even had a few scam mailers as well. The scam emails are thanks for your payment from the fake Paypal, GeekSquad(Best Buy), and Antivirus brands. Keep an eye on the mail We had a letter from

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Ageism is still alive and well in the beauty community

It amazes me that ageism is still alive and well in the beauty community in 2024. I use the term beauty loosely because this can include skincare as well. The community can mean any advertising or user-generated content as well. I’m boggled by the fact that brands still opt to promote youthfulness instead of embracing users of all ages. The

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Need extra cash? Earn some by taking surveys

Update: 2/22/2204: This post has been updated in 2020 and 2024 to update changes to survey site names and to include the latest links. This post was originally posted on 10/11/2019. Header image source Pixabay I don’t know about you but I can always use some extra cash especially as we head into the holiday season. So I thought I’d

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The whole parking lot doesn’t need to hear your phone call

Much like speaker phones, I’ve noticed more and more people having conversations in their cars. I know many newer car models offer integrated Bluetooth capabilities This feature allows you to connect to your phone. This again would give you a hands-free calling experience but it can also be a bit of an awkward situation in public. chat I’ve encountered when

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Not everyone needs to hear your phone

I don’t know about you but one of my biggest pet peeves with the advancement of smartphones is the fact that we use them everywhere. I get that we all want to be connected or up to date on what’s going on but when you are out please be mindful of your surroundings. Not everyone wants to hear your phone

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I saw an interesting docuseries recently

I saw an interesting docuseries recently that I thought I’d share. This may serve as a cautionary tale for those of you who date online. I had a program on my Showtime watch list for a while but finally got around to watching it. My mom watched it with me. The docuseries is titled Love Fraud.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well. I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season. I’ve been a bit busy lately so hopefully, I’ll be back to regular postins soon. I wanted to thank you all for your continued support and for stopping by. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and enjoy

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Zarbee’s Naturals Immune Support & Vitamin C Supplement

I tried Zarbee’s product a few years back and liked it. Well, when I was able to select a free product for review via Try It Sampling I was happy. This was Immune support & Vitamin C supplement. As with many products, this isn’t stated to help cure or prevent any type of illness.

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If you have a cat this has probably happened

header image photo of Rocket (2003-20015) Cat’s are interesting pets. I didn’t have one until I was 19. Pal just showed up at my front door. We asked around the neighborhood for a week before we kept him. That being shared it opened a whole new world as a pet owner. I had had dogs growing up so it was

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Method Citron Antibacterial All Purpose Spray

I don’t know about you but lately, I’ve been having a hard time finding cleaning products. Especially antibacterial ones. So during a recent shopping trip, I had at Target.com I figured I’d order something from method. I’ve used method products in the past. I remember sharing a laundry detergent a few years back. I placed an order for Method Citron

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Some Father’s day gift ideas

header image provided by Pexels Some restrictions or exclusions may apply. Sales or promotions are subject to change. Visit the link for full details. Some sales may be for a limited time only. Also, double-check prices to make sure it is correct. I thought I’d share a few gift ideas since Father’s Day is later this month. I happened to

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Honeywell Quiet Set 8-Speed Oscillating Tower Fan

header image provided by Pexels As we head into the summer season I thought I’d share a quick post about this HoneyWell fan. I’ve owned it for around a year or so now. I like that it’s compact and can be stored easily. I also like that it is quiet on the lower settings. I like to use an oscillating

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GREEN GOO GEL DEODORANT

I’m always up for trying a new product. That’s a given. When it comes to deodorant however I’m always on the fence. I’ve shared about a few natural deodorants I’ve tried in the past you can read that post here. Some products I liked others just weren’t for me. Like with most new products you add to your routine your

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SandCloud Wanderlust Towel

I’ve shared about SandCloud in the past. They have an ambassador program where you can earn points via various activities and ordering products. They have made some changes to the program so you can visit the link provided for full details. I like SandCloud because 10%of your purchase goes back to help marine life.

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Self Isolation is hard on us all

header image provided by Pixabay It doesn’t matter if you chose to use the word self isolation or quarantine. We can all say that our current times are hard on us. I know some are struggling with being home do to job furloughs. It doesn’t matter if your alone or with others you can still feel the affects of this

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Self-Isolation: How are you doing today?

header image provided by Pixabay Self-isolation or quarantine (whichever term you prefer. Personally I like self-isolation.) Many cities and states are asking residents to either shelter in place or stay home during this time. Coronavirus or CVID-19 is affecting many. I know being home can get boring. It can also be fun. You can do things you’ve been putting off

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Are Organic Period products better? Here’s what I learned

Header image source https://unsplash.com/ Photo by The Female Company on Unsplash Ladies let’s be honest I think we all wonder what some of our period products may have in them. No matter what type of product you use you still may wonder what chemicals are being placed near or in your body. I think we’ve all seen reports of products having high levels

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All FREE CLEAR With Stainlifters Odor Relief Mighty Pacs

I’ve shared about All Free Clear in the past. You can view that blog post here. I like the laundry detergent because it cleans well and it’s free of dyes. I also like that it leaves my blankets and towels soft. They don’t seem to have a film on them or look a bit flattened. For those of you who

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Have Empty Skincare Jars? Here Are Some Ways to Reuse Them

If you’re like me and use various skincare products you may have empty containers. Specifically empty skincare jars. I had a few that I liked the size of so I didn’t feel I should throw them into the recycling bin. Many skincare jars can be made of plastic or glass. The size and weight along with material may give you

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Shopping on a budget: 99 Cents Only store

header image provided by Pixabay Well, we’re in a new year and let’s face it sometimes we may be on a tighter budget than usual. This may vary from person to person along with what your holiday expenses might have been. Even if you’re on a general budget at times shopping at a lower-priced store may fit your needs.

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Thanks, VELCRO® Brand Ambassador Community

A few hours ago I posted this video via my Instagram profile. I thought I’d say thanks again to the VELCRO® Brand Ambassador community for these great products. I will put them to good use. The box was a surprise. The box included the following products: VELCRO Brand – Sticky Back Hook and Loop Fasteners | Perfect for Home or

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Small gift ideas

Let’s face it sometimes you don’t need to buy someone a large gift for the holidays. Other times you may want to create a gift basket. These may even work for gift exchanges. We all know someone who loves to try new items but may not want to commit to a full-size product either. Small gifts also make great stocking

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Gifts that can help someone relax

header image provided by Pixabay I think we can all admit at times our lives can be very stressful. This seems to be more evident during the holiday season. So I thought I’d share a few gifts that may help you or others relax. The standards I think we can all agree for those who love wine a good or

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Homedics Cordless Shiatsu Massage Pillow with Heat

This Cordless Shiatsu Massage Pillow with Heat would make a great gift for the upcoming holiday season. It’s easy to move around and charges quickly. You can use it up to 45 mins before charging. The massage pillow has a heat function and auto-reverse. You can use this on your neck, back, legs and calves. The pillow should be used

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Need a stocking stuffer? These might interest you

header image provided by Pexels Let’s face it no one likes to be caught off guard during the holiday season. There’s nothing more awkward than being given a gift and you don’t have one to give in return. So I thought this post might help with any surprise gifts that may pop up during this holiday season.

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Turmerexâ„¢ Turmeric 95% Extract

I would like to start off by saying that I was sent this item for free by the manufacture in exchange for my honest opinion. I opened the bottle last night and took a capsule as directed. I can say that I didn’t have any adverse reactions or side effects. I did find that it was easy to swallow. since

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Shower Caddies: They just aren’t for the shower

I recently came across a large shower caddy when I was at Target. Since it was on clearance I bought it. I don’t have a lot of storage space in my bathroom for it but I figured I’d find another use for it. I liked that it had a large storage capacity along with some smaller storage slots. I also

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VELCRO BRAND® HANGABLES®: Makes hanging items a breeze

Now that I have a workspace for myself. I was looking for a way to keep organized. I was also looking for hooks that I could use without having to make holes in the wall. You may be asking why? I don’t have drywall in my workspace so I’d basically be putting a nail into insulation so it wouldn’t really

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Sacred Lotus Love Glass Tumbler (video)

This lovely tea infusion tumbler is lightweight and double-walled glass. It includes an infuser basket which is stainless steel. You can use the basket to infuse tea or remove it to make a fruit infusion water. The Sacred Lotus Love brand tried to create products that allow you to slow down and enjoy your day. The Tumbler is BPA and

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Have Dry Mouth? This Biotene product may help

A few weeks back I shared that I was sent a free sample product from Home Tester Club and Biotene. I don’t suffer from dry mouth often but when I do it’s very annoying. It feels like my mouth is a desert. I was very interested to see what the results of this product would be.

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Update on Hisense 200 sq ft 115 Volt Portable Air Conditioner (video)

I posted about this Hisense 200 sq ft 115 Volt Portable Air Conditioner back in May. Original video link https://youtu.be/Ks0M2kII6Po I thought I’d give you all an update. It’s very easy to use and has a great timer feature. It’s easy to roll around and can cool a room in a few minutes. It offers A/C, dry and fan mode.

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Respecting Brands: It’s common sense

header image source pixabay Respecting brands isn’t a new topic. But you’d think it would be common sense. Many people reach out to brands for a variety of reasons. Be it customer support or to try to promote their brand. That being said I’ve noticed a lot of negativity towards brands lately. Maybe it’s just the post I’ve come across

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We need to stop overthinking things

Header image source Pixabay So last night I was having a chat with one of my friends. I think we all know someone who is an overthinker. This can also include ourselves. That being said even when we try to push a topic out of our mind it’s still there. Believe me as an over-thinker myself I get it. We

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Febreze Gain Original Fabric Refresher

I recently was able to try this newly redesigned Febreze product. Febreze Gain Original Fabric Refresher has an easy to pull the trigger. The spray is wide and covers a decent area of clothing. Like many Fabreze products, it’s stated to help eliminate odors in clothing. I tried it a few times and here are my thoughts on the product.

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dscout: Helping brands learn what consumers really want

I’ve been using dscout for a few weeks now. I originally signed up for an account for a Bullseye Insiders project. I wasn’t selected for it but I kept the app installed anyway. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been apart of two missions that dscout offered.

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MONISTAT Chafing Relief: A summer lifesaver

Let’s face it we all face chafing no matter what time of year. But I think its more prominent during the summer months. Chafing can happen for many reasons. Your clothing may just rub you the wrong way or if you wear dresses you might have thigh irritation. Well, I was sort of skeptical when I had a MONISTAT sample

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Need to save some cash? here are a few ideas

header image source pixabay Lets face it we all like to save money when we can. Over the years I’ve used a few services in ways to try to save money. I have always loved coupons but since everything is becoming more and more digital these days I thought Id share a few of my favorite sources I use to

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Habitat for Humanity Restore: You never know what you might find

I think we are all familiar with Habitat for Humanity and the wonderful things the organization does to help others. For years I’d heard about their Restores. Well, I didn’t know we had a local store until a few years ago.

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BENT RAINBOW METAL STRAW

This 3 pack of BENT RAINBOW METAL STRAW sold by SandCloud is a great alternative to a simple disposable straw. It includes a carrying bag and cleaning brush. They are very eye-catching with the iridescent design. They are sold in in a 3 pack or single straw. You can learn more by visiting the link below. Save 25 % off

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Need to keep cool? These products may help

Header image source Pexels.com Now that the weather is warming up in many parts of the country we are faced with the challenge of trying to keep cool. We all know the basics such as oscillating fans and blackout curtains help. Also making sure that you have adequate insulation along with properly sealed windows does too.

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UYRIE Travel Organizer Bag

The UYRIE Portable Makeup Toiletry Cosmetic Travel Organizer Bag is a nice large size. It offers a few additons such as a zipper pouch for small items. A plastic pouch for burhes or other iems. The interior of the bag is easy to clean. It has a mesh pocket so you can hold small bottles, makeup etc. It also has

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Relationships: When is it time to let go?

Relationships have been on my mind lately. This is nothing new but after a recent chat with my friend it really got me to thinking. No matter what type of relationship your dealing with be it romantic, business or personal such as friendship. There are times that you realize your needs may not be met. Or you wonder if there

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Do your pillows need refreshing? This idea may work

header image source Pexels Before I go any further I will admit I tried this at my own risk. I was worried I’d ruin my pillow but I still decided to try it. This was also the second attempt since the first attempt worked fine.So just a fair warning if you try this I can’t guarantee the same results. A

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Hoover WindTunnel Air Steerable Upright 2019

an update about the latest Hoover Airâ„¢ Steerable Bagless Upright. The latest version is similar to the previous vacuum I purchased a few years back. It still has the 30ft cord, great suction along with a nice size dust cup. The brush roller is also able to be turned off. The vacuum also includes a washable filter and HEPA filter

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Natural Deodorants: They aren’t all the same

Header image created by myself. Thanks to 1001 Fonts for the text. It’s named leafy and can be found here A few years ago I noticed that many of the name brand deodorants weren’t working as well as they once were for me. I’d also had a few that gave me some skin issues as well. Since I’d noticed that

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Recurring Dreams: I think I’m losing my mind.

Header image source pexels We all dream. From erotic to silly to even downright confusing ones. I think we’ve all woken up at one point to be very baffled or maybe even disappointed. I’ve covered the topic of dreams before. This post basically outlines the topic for today. I think as I’ve gotten older my dreams have changed as most

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