Thursday, July 28, 2011

Join Opinion Outpost and earn money for Surveys

I have been a member of Opinion Outpost for some time now and have enjoyed completing surveys for them.  I personally cash mine out for amazon gift cards, but they also have other options too.  I also like that they allow you to cash out at only $5.  Considering I get a few surveys a week it doesn't take long.  The surveys I've taken range anywhere from $1 to $5 per survey.  This is one of my favorite survey sites because I like that when you cash out for an amazon card.  You can also request a check once you've earned $20 or you can request a citi card once you've earned $15 with them.  The surveys are fairly simple and i enjoy taking them.  If you're interested here is a link to join.  This gives me a way to earn a little extra in my spare time.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Old Navy Jeans Sampling

I just signed up with Crowdtap in May and I have really enjoyed being part of neat discussions where I get to share my honest opinion on a variety of different topics with others.  If you aren't familiar with Crowtap it's a neat website where you can take part in discussions, answer short surveys and have the chance to try products.  I have applied to a few Sampling events they had available and I got in this time!  I am very excited to say that I was chosen to try out the jeans at Old Navy!  It gets even better. . . . I will be given a coupon for myself for jeans, but also for a free pair for someone else.  My mom is really excited to go with me!  I can't wait to try on their Women's Low-Rise Cropped Jeans.  I am only 5 feet tall and I prefer jeans that aren't full length at the bottom because then I end up with tons of extra material dragging on the ground.  Here is a picture of what I would like to check out at Old Navy!  I will also post pictures once I go with my mom and show you what we pick out.

If you are interested in joining Crowdtap you can learn more here.  I have already earned quite a bit in gift cards just by participating in different activities.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Book Review: George Washington Carver

Title:  George Washington Carver
Author:  John Perry
Genre:  Biography
My Rating:  4.5 stars

John Perry creates a window into George Washington Carver's life with this book.  George Washington Carver was a man who was born a slave and constantly pushed to learn more and higher his education.  He wanted to be the best he could be.  He always had faith in God that he would excel.  He had a passion for many things and just some of them included learning, plants, poetry, music, religion, art and science.  He traveled all over to gain the knowledge that he knew he wanted.  I think the overall message that is portrayed in this book is that if you have a goal, you must set your mind to it!

I was really impressed by his passion for every little thing he did in his life.  He seemed to enjoy what he did.  I think that is really important.  I usually do not read biographies, but this really held my interest.  I enjoyed learning how he was able to do so much in his life and be able to gain all of the knowledge he did!  He was a very hard working man.  When he was a child he was ill, so it made it hard for him to do certain things.  However, he excelled in other areas instead.  I felt like the book read well and flowed nicely.  The author did a great job.

The most amazing thing that I learned from the book is that George Washington Carver found 145 uses for the peanut!  How neat is that?  I will not say anymore because I don't want to ruin the book for you if you are going to read it.  If you would like to purchase the book you can find it at the link below.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from in return for my honest opinion.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Back to School on a Budget

Take a minute to check out my blog post, Back to School on a Budget, that is being featured on

Friday, July 15, 2011 has dresses on sale to keep you cool!

I was browsing this morning on and found some very cute dresses on sale.  These dresses look cool and comfortable.  They caught my eye because of all the colors.  If you head over to and register you can save 50% on some very cute summery dresses.  There is no fee to sign up for and you will be given access to exclusive sales that they feature.  With the discount some are only $13 too!  I was introduced to because I am a bzzagent.

I like the peach and white dress.  It's great for the summer.

Kingston Technology Data Traveler Locker Video

If you haven't had a chance to view my video review for the Kingston Technology Data Traveler Locker you can view it here!  I received this compliments of bzzagent.  This is a great product to provide you with a secure way to save files.  Take a look.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I love my PROSPECS

I recently received a pair of PROSPECS shoes to try in return for my honest review.

I received these and was thrilled to see how cute they are.  They arevery nice looking.  They are great shoes for walking, exercising and just using to wear for running around and doing errands.  They are very attractive looking shoes.  The design is very cute too.  I like the combination of the two colors.  I was also pleased to see that they come with 2 pairs of laces in case one wears out, or if you want to switch.  I used these for some walking and they were very comfortable.  They are very light and it felt almost as if I was walking on air.  The bottom sole seamed to have a lot of flexibility to it.  They seem like very stable shoes that provide a lot of support to the foot.  I have a hard time finding comfortable shoes because I have had bunions for years and these don't bother my feet.  They actually make them feel great.  I think the design is really nice looking and they are a great shoe for working out in!  I also like that they have reflective material on them.  This is important to me if I'm out walking or running in the evening.  I wear a women's size 7 and they fit true to size.  I have very narrow feet and sometimes I have problems with shoes being extremely wide and this was not the case.  They fit my feet very well and weren't sloshing around on my feet.  Overall, I would recommend the PROSPECS to anyone that wants a very comfortable walking or exercising shoe!

Look how cute they are!  If you want to find out more about PROSPECS  you can visit the link below.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Save on SafeSync and Updated Review

I have been using SafeSync to backup my photo files of my kids as I previously stated.  I received a 1 year subscription compliments of bzzagent in return for my honest review.  I have said before that I like that it takes no effort on my part to make sure my files on secure and safe.  It runs in the background of my computer and saves them all on it's own.  You can designate what file types you would like saved also  It's nice that you can personalize it to your own needs.   If you are interested you can save 50% on the 20GB by using the code "BZZ20."

I just wanted to update everyone on this and remind everyone to go ahead and use the above product code
if you're interesting in trying this out.  I still am very happy with SafeSync and love that it provides me with peace of mind that I will never lose my important files again.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Talking on Crowdtap about the significance of the effects of bullying

Within the last few months joined up with a website called Crowdtap.  It's a fun site where you get to interact with other people in discussions, answer quick surveys and possibly get to try products.  The one thing that I have enjoyed the most is being able to share my opinion with others.

I was recently part of a discussion that asked me to answer the question "What social issues do you and/or your children most care about now?"  This question really hit with me because we dealt with my son this year being bullied in Kindergarten.  I answered the question and explained how my son was bullied and what we did to stop it this year.  We actually had to put him in a different school because he was having problems with being picked on and it wasn't stopping.  I was glad I was given an opportunity to voice my opinion and tell others how horrible  it is that kids bully and start at such a young age.  I also stated that I think it's important to teach kids to respect others and treat them like they want to be treated.  People need to continue to put a stop to bullying and start working on kindness.  This was a great way for me to share my opinion on how important this is!  This has been the most significant discussion that I have been part of on Crowdtaop.

To learn more about joining Crowdtap check out the link below.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Right@Home Possible Free Glade Product

The first 3,000 to sign up will receive a free Glade Sense and Spray.  I would hurry because it's not easy to get in!  Good luck!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Awesome Tie Dye on

I just got done browsing on and all of the Tie dye prints really caught my eye.  I actually recently bought a Tie dye swim suit because I thought it was super cute.  It sure makes me feel so much better knowing that is featuring prints like this.  It actually makes me feel a little more in the know with my fashion sense.  I love the prints that they are showing and they are very cute and summery.  I love that this print can be used on swimwear, tops and purses and look really cute.

I love that this look is so versatile.  They even have tie dye print shoes!  That is really cute.  If you have a minute check it out and the prices are reasonable too!

I found out about because I am a bzzagent.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Retweet and get a chance at a $25 gift code to Threadless

Head over to!/threadless and RT their tweet about $10 tees!  This will enter you in a chance to win.

Free Sample of Purex Complete With Zout!

This is available again.  Head over here and fill out the form to get your free sample by mail.

Kingston Technology Data Traveler Locker Video Review and Update

If you have a minute you can take a look at my quick little video review I did on the Kingston Technology Data Traveler Locker.  I love this product that I was able to try compliments of  I have actually been using it all of the time to save the photo files on my computer.  It makes me feel secure that I will never have to worry about losing important photo files of my kids.  You can use it to save other types of files, but personally I am using it for my kids photo files.  It is upsetting to lose something that is meaningful and this product provides me with peace of mind.

I just wanted to update a little more and say that I have really enjoyed using my Kingston Technology Data Travleler Locker.  I will continue to use this product even after this bzz campaign ends.  I really have gained from using this product.  I will tell you that I keep all of my photo files of my kids on my Data Traveler.  I never have to worry about them my photo files getting lost or if there is a computer crash them being gone.  If you are a parent like me then you completely understand how horrible the thought of that can be.  Even if you don't have kids and want to use this product to back up other important files it is great.

Hot Deal on Sketchers Shape Ups $34 Shipped

Head over here and use the promo code RD19383 to get 50% off your order.  They have a few styles on sale like the one below and they end up being under $27 and they another $6.99 shipping.  So, you can get them for $34 shipped.  That's a really great deal.  They have some other styles available too for a few dollars more.  I love my Shape Ups and wear them all the time.  I have 3 pairs because I love how comfortable they are.

Up to 75% off at The Children's Place

You can use the promo code W7D2011 to get an additional 15% off on your online orders.  They have some items in clearance and on sale, so this should come out to a good deal.  If you prefer shopping in store you can follow the link below and print this out for 15% off your in store purchases too.