Tuesday, October 16

Win a Mini Pastry Press and Simple Indulgence Chocolate Blend

I love entering contests and winning things..How about you?

A few months ago I entered a contest on a blog for a free Tupperware start-up consultant kit..and I won! So, for about two months now I have been selling Tupperware in my free time. I've enjoyed having the opportunity to earn extra income (especially with the holidays right around the corner)..while setting my own hours.





Tupperware is a great company that has been around for DECADES..They make quality products that are visually appealing ,extend the life of your food, provide great space saving storage options, tools to help you eat better and live a healthier lifestyle, have tons of kitchen gadgets that make preparing your food quicker and easier, and they even offer green options.

I currently have an open online party (Click Here) .. it is open until October 21st.. I am offering anyone that orders from this party a chance to win the following





A Mini Pastry Press Pint-sized pastry heaven! Easily prepare small sweet and savory pies and add a decorative star cutout to vent pastries for steam.





And Our Simple Indulgence Chocolate Blend w/ a free recipe booklet


Slip into sweet bliss Make any dessert simply decadent. Get creative with our dessert blend, made from the world's finest cocoa, and tempt family and friends with enchanting desserts from the delicious recipes found in the FREE booklet.


All size orders are eligible to win the raffle. I will use random.org to select the winner from all orders that were submitted by October 21st 11:59pm .. Winner will be notified by email on October 22nd and with permission anounced on the blog soon after. After placing an order please email me at MelanieLHall@my2.tupperware.com or leave a comment on this post with your email address so you can be contacted if you win.

Click Here to Order Today


Monday, October 8

What makes a "Futon" a Futon?

What Makes a Futon a Futon? - An infographic by the team at AtoZ Stores

Monday, October 1

Check out this Tootsie Roll SuperFans Contest

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Tootsie Roll Pops Superfan?

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Saturday, July 28

MySurvey - Earn rewards for taking surveys

Join other people in voicing your opinion on the products you love today while helping to shape the products of tomorrow.Your Opinions = REWARDS!

Companies need to know what consumers like you want and need..that's where MySurvey comes in. MySurvey will reward you with points to redeem for Paypal, e-certificates, gift cards, charity donations and much more just for sharing your opinion through short easy to take surveys.

Sign up is quick and easy (also free) at MySurvey, simply provide your name, email, and mailing address so they will have it on record for payments or product testing opportunities, answer a few short questions..then verify the email they send you and you'll be on your way to earning those survey points which can be redeemed for gift cards, and paypal payments.



Thursday, July 19

Toluna Proof of Payment

I cashed out for another payment from Toluna.. I love making extra money doing surveys. I've been doing online surveys for over 3 years now and have made hundreds to possibly thousands of extra dollars doing them. I spend about an hour a day doing surveys and I really enjoy it. I have had the opportunity to test lots of cool products and give my opinion on subjects that interest me.

Toluna. is a global online community which enables you to make your voice heard in a fun way by taking quick polls and surveys that pay. You can discuss many topics that are important to you: from best green practices, modern cuisine, politics, partying, to finding the right career path and many more... Share your thoughts on products and services of today and tomorrow and get rewarded up to $20 for every survey you take (you may also have a chance to test products).

I have been a member of this site for many years. I am sent several surveys a week and can cash out a few times a year.



If you're in Canada click here to join Toluna Online Surveys.

Friday, July 13

What To Do If You Lose Your Wallet

Do you know what to do if you lose your wallet? I had the misfortune of losing mine the other day while out running errands. I took action fast and so should you if you ever lose your wallet. Here are some helpful reminders and tips in case you find yourself in this situation.

1. Always assume your wallet has been stolen. If you've happended to lose your wallet and can't find it within a few hours assume that someone else already has. Never wait more than 24 hours to call your credit card companies, banks, and other financial institutions to report the loss.

2. Call your banks and credit card providers to report that you have lost your card(s). They will cancel and deactivate your lost cards and issue you new ones. You don't want someone having a shopping spree on your dime. If you also lost blank checks be sure to mention this to your bank since many merchants are now able to clear checks electronically, it doesn’t take long for someone to use them to steal your money. Continue to monitor your accounts closely to watch for fraudulant activity.

3. Report your wallet lost or stolen to the police. It may seem like a waste of time but having a paper trail is always a good idea. It may help out later if you have any fraudulant charges to dispute. Reporting the missing wallet to police is also wise in case your wallet happens to be turned in by an honest person should it be found.

4. Don't forget to get a new driver's licence. Even if you have a police report to back up your claim of having your wallet stolen if pulled over you could still get a ticket for driving with out a licence. Remember to also replace any other identification you may have placed in your wallet such as your health insurance cards. Remember you should NEVER keep your social security card, PINs or passwords stored in your wallet.

5. Contact the Credit Bureaus. Be sure to call all three major credit reporting agencies to put a credit warning or flag on your report. That way if someone does try to apply for credit in your name, the warning will help to slow them down or prevent them from opening up new accounts.

I was so upset the other day when I lost my wallet. I searched for it for about 2 hours before giving up. However, canceling my credit and debit cards was quick and easy to take care of and I was even able to order a duplicate drivers licence online.

I would like to thank the helpful manager (wish I had asked his name) at my local Lowe's store for reviewing camera footage and doing his best to help me find my wallet. I felt like he went above and beyond his to duty to help me.

Thursday, July 5

Be Your Own Boss - Become a Mary Kay Consultant a Guest Post by Makenna

Mary Kay Hi everyone! I'm Makenna and I've been a Mary Kay consultant for four months. I live in Las Vegas and I'm a single mom to an amazing little boy. I enjoy meeting people and helping other women find beauty within themselves.

Before Mary Kay, I struggled to find work. I became a single parent right after I lost my job in May of 2010 and haven't found work since. About 4 months ago a friend invited me to a Mary Kay party for a free facial. My first thought was..”FREE is for me.” I didn’t realize I was going to have the most amazing time. While there a woman named Kanani introduced all of us to the Mary Kay opportunity and then told us her story of how it has brought blessings into her life and how she's quitting her job to pursue a Mary Kay career full-time. She also showed us some of the free prizes she earned from Mary Kay such as jewelry, candleholders, and purses. I thought to myself, "Maybe I can do that..."

The thought didn't leave me for two weeks when all of sudden my friend sent me a text saying “I just started my very own Mary Kay business, come support me at my debut party.” I went again and had MORE fun and I thought, "You know, this is a great opportunity. I REALLY have to try this. Can't hurt, right?" So I talked to Kanani and told her I was interested. We worked out a plan where I could earn the money for my starter kit and I went home and discussed it with my family. My mom thought it was a great opportunity for me and gave me the money for my starter kit as a late birthday present instead. Three days later I received my starter kit, but couldn't open it. Not because I was unable to but because I was crying too hard. Something just felt RIGHT all the way down to my blood. I felt something I hadn't felt in a long time: I felt blessed.

I always used to joke that if I ever landed a commission job, I'd starve because I can't sell. I couldn't sell sunshine to a reptile if my life depended on it! But here I am selling Mary Kay. And I LOVE IT!!! I've NEVER felt so loved and appreciated when I'm at work. Mary Kay loves, appreciates, and respects me. The products sell themselves so I’m not really a salesman, but rather a skincare specialists. I teach women how to take care of their skin and the products needed to help them with their problem areas. Best part about it is it doesn’t even feel like work because I’m having FUN!!!

Most J.O.B’s expect them to be your number one priority with family taking a backseat. What I love about Mary Kay is their value is Faith first, family second, and career third. An excerpt from her book, which you receive in your starter kit explains: "I stress that no matter how successful you are in your career, if you lose your family in the process of attaining that success then you have failed. Money is not worth sacrificing your family." How many workplaces agree with that statement? Does yours?

I'm not saying you should quit your job and start Mary Kay. It's a transition, nothing that happens overnight. Mary Kay is NOT a get-rich-quick scheme. What you put into it, you get out of.

Here are the top reasons why women would want to start her own Mary Kay business:


MONEY – We make 50% commission on ALL sales. Need some fast cash? Hold a party! Instant gratification because we get paid now! We don’t have to wait for a paycheck. All cash goes to me, checks written out to me, and all credit cards are swiped on my phone and direct deposited into my bank account. We also make a team building commission off of everything our team does, however it doesn’t come out of their profits it comes out of Mary Kay’s profits. WE ARE NOT A PYRAMID!!

REWARDS – We are rewarded with Cinderella prizes; things our husbands or boyfriends wouldn’t buy us Or thing we can’t afford to buy ourselves; Designer purses, diamonds, electronics, furniture, trips around the world, etc.

SISTERHOOD/SUPPORT - Friendships that last a lifetime. I've made new relationships, and rekindled old ones. You get the support you need to help your business become successful. You’re in this business for yourself, but not by yourself.

CAR PROGRAM - You've heard of the Mary Kay Pink Cadillac, right? You might have even seen one. You can earn other cars such as a Chevy Malibu, Chevy Equinox, and a Toyota Camary. You can choose a cash compensation, it you love your car and you just can’t see yourself driving a car that reads “Mary Kay” on the side. In the car program Mary Kay pays for your monthly payments, your tax, title, registration, and 87% of your car insurance. Imagine a life with no more car payments. GET EXCITED!!

TAXES – Because this is a home based business literally everything you do is a tax write off; a portion of your mortgage, you utilities, cell phone, internet, mileage to and from parties, supplies, hotel expense when you work out of town..even down to a business lunch with a new recruit.

Being your own boss. You make your own schedule, work when you want, how you want and even with you want. Have a family? Take your kid to school everyday…AND pick him up too. You don’t have to ask permission because you are your own boss!

Before I started with Mary Kay, I was an advocate of "clean" cosmetics. I still am. And I LOVE that Mary Kay is a clean company. We hire and pay the FDA to test our products over 200,000 times. Did you know that the FDA doesn't regulate the cosmetics industry? I trust Mary Kay to take care of me, my friends, and my family. Our products are top-quality, and manufactured here in the U.S. and in Canada. Our makeup is non-comedogenic, meaning it doesn't clog or suffocate pores and cause acne (a tactic used by some makeup companies so you have to buy more to cover up the acne they caused). Our cleansers are gentle on the skin, even super sensitive skin. Our sunscreens are broad-spectrum, and our moisturizers are oil-free. Mary Kay cares about their customers by offering a 100% money back guarantee. Not satisfied with the product, return it to your consultant for a full refund or exchange for a different product.

Have questions or want to join? Feel free to contact Makenna at mdriscoll90@marykay.com or see her site: http://www.marykay.com/mdriscoll90

Monday, July 2

Look At What I Won!

Look at what I won from American Family! A $10 Starbucks giftcard! I won it playing their daily instant win game. You have 3 chances every day to be one of 12 winners.You could win anything from a giftcard like I did or even electronics. I love to win things..it doesn't happen very often but it's sure a great feeling when I do.



American Family is serious about their sweepstakes and is currently running a sweepstakes that offers a $50,000 grand prize. There are over 100 prize choices in this sweepstakes with Grand Prize, 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize levels. If you don't enter you can't win..so why not? It only takes a few seconds.

At American Family you'll also find tons of great recipes..quizes that you can take..and coupons that can be printed to save you money. As a bonus you'll earn points any time you .. print a recipe..take a quiz or play a game. Points can be redeemed for entries into other on going sweepstakes.

So if you have the time check out American Family..it's of course free to join and sign up is quick and painless.

Saturday, June 30

Tropic of Color

I love Sephora products..check out the summer collection #Ad

Thursday, June 7

Strong Passwords Are a Must

I'm sure many of you have heard the news about LinkedIn and eHarmony passwords being stolen by hackers. This got me thinking..I wonder how many of those people use the same passwords for those sites as they do for other sites? I'm not just talking about social and dating sites..how many of those people were using those passwords for their bank accounts..personal email..etc? Do you use the same password for every site that requires one? I hope not. If you do you're asking for trouble..big trouble..like your bank accounts and credit cards being drained..or even worse and harder to recover from identity theft. Here are a few tips to help keep you and your personal information safe.

1. Use different passwords everywhere.

2. Change your passwords often. You should change your passwords at least once a month.

3. Avoid using common or obvious passwords. Never use your birthday, social security number, or words that can be found in the dictionary. As a matter of fact a strong password contains both numbers and letters..upper and lower case randomly placed.

4. Don't share your passwords with others.

I know some of these tips seem obvious but you'd be surprised how many people don't follow those 4 simple strategies to protect their passwords.


Identity Theft: How to Protect Your Most Valuable Asset