Monday, April 28


here is a site that is fun and is purely luck of the draw. do 'quick hits' daily about brands and earn drawings for monthly gift card prizes. i find it fun, quick and worth my time. i only do the quick hits though and rarely do the challenges or more involved activities. the more active you are within each brand the more entries you receive--even so, nothing is guaranteed. one month i went all out and did as many extra point activities possible to increase my odds and that was the one month i got zilch so i am leery now of investing all that effort again. so far i have won gift cards 3 out of the 4 months i have been active. granted they are only $5 amazon or walmart gift cards but it only takes me minutes a day. one month i won 4 gift cards total! the key is to do your quick hits everyday so they don't accumulate and get overwhelming.

crowdtap also does product sampling--however i have yet to be accepted into any! and i believe you can only register with them through Facebook.

sign up!

right now you can sign up through this link and instantly get a free Truvia sample!

Thursday, April 24

Purex Crystals Dryer Sheets review and giveaway!


Take a deep breath and experience the freshness of Purex Crystals Dryer Sheets.

Who knew one tiny sheet could do so much?

Seriously, i whip one of these sheets out and my house whole smells amazing--and it scents your freshly cleaned laundry for an ENTIRE MONTH! I love a whole lotta scent in my house and laundry  and this stuff does the work of 5 plug in diffusers!

Now here is the bonus--it even repels pet hair and lint! I have 2 cats and the lint roller is practically my third child--we use it constantly! anything that will minimize all that hair clinging to our clothes is a must-have for me. I even stuck one by the fish aquarium and by the cat litter box for an extra burst of freshness.

Tuesday, April 22


buy an ordinary magazine holder and now you have the perfect storage container for all your hair styling tools! i bought mine from ikea. it neatly houses my style tools--prior they would be all tangled up together in a drawer!

voila! its easy, takes up hardly any space and now your hair gadgets look cute and organized.

Tuesday, April 15

FREE MONEY with Ebates!

this one is a no-brainer. if you do any shopping online AT ALL you need to sign up with ebates. i just joined 2 yrs ago and already have earned over $700 CASH! its free and all you do is go to ebates first and then go to the retailer site through their link--thats it! i highly recommend you install the ebates toolbar on your computer because then it automatically will activate cash back and you don't have to bother with going to ebates first. when i didn't have it on my toolbar i often forgot to activate it and lost out on lots of free cash. now i never miss an opportunity.
they also have lots of coupon codes listed for each participating retailer so you also can check those out to save even more. tons of retailers are part of the ebates program--target, kohl's, gap, old navy, priceline, rakuten, about everyone! sadly zappos is not part and only a few categories in
they pay you 4 times a year and you have your choice of paypal, check or amazon gift card. click my link below to sign up!

click this link to join ebates today!

here is proof of my current earnings so far!

Monday, April 14

Mediterranean dinner!

here is a recipe i stumbled across and it turned out to be a definite hit with the family!

very easy and can be made early in the day and refrigerated until you are ready to cook it. the original recipe calls for 'smoked paprika' and i only had regular paprika but otherwise i followed the recipe faithfully.

you just need chicken, tomatoes (yellow and red), cilantro, lemons, cannelloni beans, and the usual herbs and spices. the avocado yogurt sauce was a nice addition but my kids didn't like it.
i served it with whole grain pita and couscous.

Wednesday, April 9

SurveySavvy Review


surveysavvy has quickly become one of my biggest money makers! Yes, you do have to install their savvyconnect on your computer and phone (i realize some people have privacy issues with these types of applications) but once it's downloaded and active--huge paying opportunities will come your way!

Thursday, April 3

Best 7 minute workout video EVER!

The Scientific 7 Minute Workout

since i had major open abdominal surgery in december, i have not worked out AT ALL since my body needed to heal--even a sneeze hurt for months!

now i feel its time to ease into an exercise routine and i discovered this outrageous version of the much hyped scientific 7 minute workout. there are many versions of this on youtube but this one really makes the minutes go fast---check it out if you need to fit in a quick workout in your day---because some exercise is better than none!

Monday, March 31

sandbox community surveys

i just discovered this site a few months ago--and i love it! i already cashed out for $25 amazon and it took hardly any time at all. ensure you connect to their mobile app, surveyswipe---thats where i make most of my points. i do quick daily diarys 4-5 times a day and it takes SECONDS. surveys are interesting and customer service is super responsive.
click link to join!

this is one of my TOP sites! easy $25 amazon every month for such little effort. the system is 3 tiered--survey swipe: the daily diaries, panolopy: installing an app to monitor your mobile phone activities and lastly surveys on the go: a notification and short survey every time you exit a big box retailer. easily the most generous survey site!

*if you need an invitation code--just leave a comment here and i will get you one!

Friday, March 28

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day®

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day®: Lookout for the Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day® Get Messy Contest starting on March 10th! #MrsMeyersCleans #freesample
I am IN LOVE with this stuff! At first i was like 'ugh' geranium, really--i immediately thought a grandmas perfume type scent--and i couldn't have been more wrong!

Thursday, March 27

Buzzing about my Paula's Choice BHA Liquid!

When it comes to pores, size does matter. But an effective exfoliant can shrink enlarged pores anddo much, much more. Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid is unlike any other product on the market. While there are many BHA (short for beta hydroxy acid) products available, formulating them at the pH level needed to penetrate pores is extremely difficult. This leave-on exfoliant:
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