Gamma Gamma Games

Swagbucks is wrapping up their big Back To School promotion with Gamma Gamma Games – here’s how it works:

Earn any amount of Swag Bucks from Games from now through Labor Day and you’ll be entered to win one of twenty five 250 SB prizes. You can check your ledger for wins from Games to make sure you’ve qualified. It doesn’t matter whether you win from free play or from a tournament, and if you’ve already earned from Games this week (starting on Monday the 26th) you’re already entered!

Games are a fun way to earn, and if you play them elsewhere online, you’re missing out on the opportunity to be rewarded for it! If you haven’t joined Swagbucks yet, you could be rewarded for much, much more – sign up today to start earning. I’ve used Swagbucks to get $450 in gift cards and you can too!

I’m days away from getting another $100 and can’t wait!  Check them out!  Easy way to earn extra $$$$

 

Originally posted 2013-08-27 17:32:14.

Trust: A Venting Session

I have no idea why we, as human beings, ever go against our natural instincts.  Animals don’t.  Ever.  That’s why they say animals can sense evil.  It’s not that they sense evil, they just trust their own instincts.  They don’t fill their heads with worry and concern over whether or not it’s the right decision, they just listen to what God tells them through their instincts.

I made the mistake of going against my natural instinct because my heart was screaming to do so.  I knew better, I have since done better.  Last night my instincts were confirmed for an event that took place a while back.  The wound of betrayed trust hurts even now.  I’m hurt and angry, and somehow not quite as surprised.  I wish I could say otherwise.

The kids like to say ‘epic fail’.  I hear it all the time out of their little heads.  So, in the interest of irony, my heart’s judgement was an epic fail.

Yesterday I didn’t post, I don’t have much of an excuse.  I just didn’t do it.  Today I’m venting.  Perhaps tomorrow will be normal again. 

Originally posted 2013-08-25 09:24:51.

Just Add Color: 5 Ways to Relax With Little Time!

Just Add Color & Relax! #Giveaway @QuartoKnows

Just Add Color. Every life should be colorful! (In a good way!) Check out these awesome ways to relax.

Just Add Color: 5 Ways to Relax With Little Time!

Colorful Living

Just Add Color is a coloring book that fits easily in your purse! This makes me super happy as now I can color everywhere! I absolutely hate waiting with nothing to do. It drives me crazy to feel unproductive.

Here’s the catch….

Feeling like one always has to be busy, accomplishing some task or another, is a very big indicator of anxiety. Especially if you never feel like you you can just be in the moment. I, for one, have a serious issue with that. It’s literally a working effort for me to be able to simply enjoy the moment I’m in without worrying about other things.

Need a Fix?

Just Add Color!

Alright, I definitely need a fix. I have to start learning to enjoy life, in the moment. Well, even if you don’t need a fix I get to dictate what I write so I’m sharing some ways to stop and be in the moment!

Just Add Color: 5 Ways to Relax With Little Time!

5 Ways to Relax When you Have Little Time

  1. Stand outside in the sun, close your eyes and turn to face the sun. Allow yourself to feel the warmth of the sun, the air around you. If it’s the only thing you can do for yourself all day, do this one!
  2. Take a Long Bath or Shower. Here’s the deal, a hot shower or bath is a necessity for life. We have to bathe. Generally, even mom’s can be left alone for the time of a shower. So, take time to enjoy the feel of the water, whether pouring over you or surrounding your body. Stop and really feel it. These are a few extra moments you’ll be grateful for, trust me.
  3. Be Grateful. Every day pick something, anything, to be thankful. Pick it first thing, so that you have a great reminder at the beginning of the day. This may help motivate you to take a moment for yourself if the day gets rough!
  4. When eating, take a little time to try and taste every piece of flavor from your food. Truly savor it. These little things will bring you in the moment and help you to enjoy not only what you are eating, but also force you to stop thinking about everything else!
  5. Color! Draw! Doodle! Take your pick. After a little bit, you’ll manage to completely be ensconced in your creation and will begin to relax.
I’d love to hear your comments on how you broke the habit and learned to be in the moment! I’ll try anything!

Quorto Knows Books

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Just Add Color #Giveaway @QuartoKnowsJust Add Color & Relax! #Giveaway @QuartoKnowsI want to give a HUGE shout out and thank you to MamatheFox for hosting these awesome giveaway hops!

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Special Family Packages and Savings at Castle Rock Resort and Waterpark up to 30% Off

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Castle Rock Resort and Waterpark is located in beautiful Branson, Missouri. We offer a 30,000 square foot indoor waterpark and 10,000 square foot outdoor waterpark. We also have an on-site restaurant, a 24-hour arcade and gift shop, and day spa & salon.

Our resort features 98 Tower rooms connected to the Waterpark through interior corridors and 102 exterior entrance rooms in the two Atrium buildings located approximately 50 yards from the Waterpark. Each Tower room has a built in Kiddie Cove (6′ x 4′) with a bunk bed and 19” flat screen tv.  Our Tower room accommodations boast 2 double beds or 1 king bed, 32” flat screen tv, mini fridge, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, and hairdryer. Our newly refurbished Atrium rooms boast 2 queen beds, or 1 king bed, a 32” flat screen tv, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, and hairdryer.

Castle Rock offers one of Branson’s best attractions right on-site with our 30,000 sq ft indoor and 10,000 sq ft outdoor waterpark.  Our waterpark features 150,000 gallons of splashtacular fun with two 500 gallon dumping buckets, multiple indoor and outdoor kiddie pools with rain showers and waterfalls and more! Enjoy a swim in our indoor lap pool or play basketball in our indoor activity pool. Loop and dip through our 2 large three-story thrill slides, kick back for a ride on the lazy river, play on themed water slides or relax on the multilevel sun deck.

Big Savings Weekday Special – Book your reservation online and receive 30% Off your entire stay! Valid on new reservations only.  Not valid in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, promotions or packages.  Blackout Dates: 10/13-10/17, 11/28.  Offer Expires: 12/19/13

2360Wet & Wild Weekend Package – Includes 2 nights lodging, waterpark access, breakfast each morning for 2 adults & 2 children, VIP coupons, 1 water blaster, 2 adult & 2 children Branson Wild World VIP admission (includes animal adventure tour, arcade, and mini golf).  Package starts at $268, 25% off.  On new reservations only.  Not valid in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, promotions or packages. Blackout Dates: 8/30 – 8/31, 10/18 – 10/19 Expires 11/2/13

Call 1-888-273-3919 to book or visit http://www.castlerockbranson.com

Originally posted 2013-08-21 14:22:23.

Best Chat EVER

 

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Guess this answers the question as to whether or not God uses technology. LOL

 

If you have any prayer requests, feel free to leave them below and I will add them to my list.  😀  We could use prayers here, also.

 

May God bless you and keep you and yours surrounded in His arms.

Originally posted 2013-08-21 07:03:35.

Just Add Color: 5 Ways to Relax With Little Time!

Just Add Color & Relax! #Giveaway @QuartoKnows

Just Add Color. Every life should be colorful! (In a good way!) Check out these awesome ways to relax.

Just Add Color: 5 Ways to Relax With Little Time!

Colorful Living

Just Add Color is a coloring book that fits easily in your purse! This makes me super happy as now I can color everywhere! I absolutely hate waiting with nothing to do. It drives me crazy to feel unproductive.

Here’s the catch….

Feeling like one always has to be busy, accomplishing some task or another, is a very big indicator of anxiety. Especially if you never feel like you you can just be in the moment. I, for one, have a serious issue with that. It’s literally a working effort for me to be able to simply enjoy the moment I’m in without worrying about other things.

Need a Fix?

Just Add Color!

Alright, I definitely need a fix. I have to start learning to enjoy life, in the moment. Well, even if you don’t need a fix I get to dictate what I write so I’m sharing some ways to stop and be in the moment!

Just Add Color: 5 Ways to Relax With Little Time!

5 Ways to Relax When you Have Little Time

  1. Stand outside in the sun, close your eyes and turn to face the sun. Allow yourself to feel the warmth of the sun, the air around you. If it’s the only thing you can do for yourself all day, do this one!
  2. Take a Long Bath or Shower. Here’s the deal, a hot shower or bath is a necessity for life. We have to bathe. Generally, even mom’s can be left alone for the time of a shower. So, take time to enjoy the feel of the water, whether pouring over you or surrounding your body. Stop and really feel it. These are a few extra moments you’ll be grateful for, trust me.
  3. Be Grateful. Every day pick something, anything, to be thankful. Pick it first thing, so that you have a great reminder at the beginning of the day. This may help motivate you to take a moment for yourself if the day gets rough!
  4. When eating, take a little time to try and taste every piece of flavor from your food. Truly savor it. These little things will bring you in the moment and help you to enjoy not only what you are eating, but also force you to stop thinking about everything else!
  5. Color! Draw! Doodle! Take your pick. After a little bit, you’ll manage to completely be ensconced in your creation and will begin to relax.
I’d love to hear your comments on how you broke the habit and learned to be in the moment! I’ll try anything!

Quorto Knows Books

~Website ~ Amazon ~ YouTube ~ Twitter ~ Pinterest ~ FB ~

Get Yours Here!

Just Add Color #Giveaway @QuartoKnowsJust Add Color & Relax! #Giveaway @QuartoKnowsI want to give a HUGE shout out and thank you to MamatheFox for hosting these awesome giveaway hops!

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.

Enter more Giveaways Here!

DotCom 2.0 How Will You Make Tracks?

DotCom 2.0 are the kind of shoes that you put on and just want to go. Doesn’t matter where, just as long as you are on your own adventure!

DotCom 2.0: Make Tracks From Day One!

Comfy From Day One

Everyone knows shoes have to be broke in before they are ready to really be walked in. Lugz DotCom 2.0 has changed that totally! Seriously, you can buy these shoes and go to an amusement park or wherever with no regrets!

Dry Feet in Mud Puddles!

The pair I’m reviewing is the DotCom 2.0 in white leather. You are a smart person, from reading the above review you know that they are comfortable. So, I’ll go on to other fabulous aspects. It’s winter right now, and in Arkansas that means a whole lot of mud, rain and an occasional day or two of snow.

Needless to say, groceries will always become necessary when you don’t expect bad whether. Haha. So, into the pouring rain I went with my DotCom 2.0, white leather shoes. Don’t judge. It wasn’t necessarily on purpose. Here’s the thing though: my feet stayed DRY! In literally an inch and a half of water, my feet didn’t get wet at all! I’ve never had a pair of tennis shoes that kept my feet dry like that!

DotCom 2.0 How Will You Make Tracks?

DotCom 2.0

The DotCom 2.0 shoes are a retro design inspired by kicks in the 90’s, the original DotComs. Perhaps the 90’s throwback design is what made me fall in love with the style! These shoes combine the best of both worlds: athletic shoes and boots! How great is that?

Of course, if it’s not good enough for you there’s that amazing super comfortable from day one thing! There’s a padded insole and thick rubber out sole that cushions every step you take, amazing on knees that haven’t been taken care of!

My Other Lugz Loves!

We’ve loved Lugz for a while!  They last forever, keep your feet super warm and dry while looking fantastic!  We’ve reviewed a few other styles around here and are still wearing them!  I frequently wear my Mallards and work in my  Thetas!  However, my winter favorite are the statement making Empire High CRs!  If you prefer boots, definitely check them out!

Get Yours Today!

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I want to give a huge shout out and thank you to Review Wire Media and Chatty Cathy’s Place for putting together this amazing hop!

Winner will be notified and have 48 hours to respond with contact information to receive prize. My Crafty Zoo is not responsible for prize shipping and will not be held liable.

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Corset Chick Review

Corset Chick Review & a Sizing Rant!

Being a plus size gal, I was excited to see that Corset Chick Review went up to a size 5/6 XL.  Let me just take a moment to go on my soap box and say, yes I’m a larger woman and I know I need to be smaller, however I’ve been trying for years and have yet to have enough success to make me a size 2 or whatever the ‘in’ size is.

I have made some great strides this year that have helped my health, but they haven’t made me a toothpick yet.  Plus, honestly, I’m 6 feet tall.  If I were a size 2 I’d look like I had an eating disorder!

*jumping off my soapbox*

All that being said, a 5/6 XL wasn’t what anyone I know would think of when they thought of it.  Normally, I wear a 2XL or maybe a 3XL if a brand runs small.  With Corset Chick, the 5/6 XL wouldn’t even fit!  That’s insane!

I was so thankful that I’m currently not having issues with self esteem, as I probably would have had a meltdown!  The 5/6 XL is supposed to fit an 18/20, even though they say they will fit up to a 22.

Well, let me tell ya, they don’t.  22 centimeters, sure, inches….  well, that is another story!   I will say though, that the g string that accompanies the corset is more true to size, I couldn’t wear them as they were actually a 5/6 XL…

It is frustrating to get to a site that boasts about ‘now carrying plus sizes’ only to find that their idea of a plus size is calling a size 14 fat.  Just because you slap on an ‘XL’ doesn’t mean it’s plus size.

Also, as the mom of a not large 17 year old, I can say for a fact that those kinds of things really hurt them when they buy a brand that runs *incredibly* smaller than they are supposed to then label something an XL to have ‘plus sizes’.

Corset Chick

The only positive things I can say is that they have a good selection of styles and that the quality of the corset was nice.  Of course, I could only visually evaluate it was not going to fit around a woman that actually wore an 18/20!!!  It isn’t very often that I can’t find much to love about something, but here is one of those rarities.

Update: Corset Chick no longer has their website.  Perhaps it was the sizing thing…  SO, I’ve linked some fantastic corsets from Amazon for you!  😀

disclosure

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Originally posted 2013-08-17 08:44:10.

Okabashi Shoes: Earth Friendly Shoes for Summer

Okabashi Shoes: Earth Friendly Shoes for Summer

Okabashi

Okabashi is a company that manufactures 100% recyclable shoes in Buford, Georgia.  Their shoes offer superior arch support, massaging insoles and anti-slip protection.  Their shoes start at $14.99 and offer a 2 year guarantee.  An interesting little tidbit, their site states their products contains 25% recycled materials, has a zero waste manufacturing process and are vegan friendly.

Honestly, I’m not sure what that last one means really, but given that Monkey has a very dear friend that is vegan I have learned that it probably means there is no use of any type of animal anything in them.  Of course, I could look it up, but if you care then you already know what it means!  LOL.

Something else I think is cool is that the company will actually recycle the shoes for you.  Just mail them to the address on the website and they’ll make sure that your old flip flops aren’t piling up the landfills!

Okabashi

The Product Review

I allowed Monkey to enjoy the trial of a pair of Okabashi flip flops, as she tends to wear shoes out pretty quick!  The durability was quite an attraction!  The quality of the shoes is great, you can tell by looking at them and checking them out that they are well made.

I was somewhat concerned concerned that they would only work with casual wear but they work with some outfits that are a little less casual as well, such as a fun skirt or summer dress.

The only thing that wasn’t favorable was the fit, as the size that she always wears turned out to be a little too tight.  Granted, she has wide feet but she always wears the same size and coming across this issue is a new one.  In addition, the massaging insole on the edge of the shoe irritated her foot.  The part in the middle, however, was comfortable.

Company Contact Info

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Originally posted 2013-08-17 00:01:40.

Family Adventure PAWPARRAZI Giveaway!

Family Adventure PAWPARRAZI Giveaway!

Welcome to the Family Adventure PAWPARRAZI Giveaway!

2 winners

Host that put together this giveaway is SaraLee’s Deals Steals and Giveaways & Michigan Saving and More

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A fast-rising Hollywood starlet learns that people are more important than possessions in PawParazzi, arriving on DVD, Digital, and On Demand March 19. The cushy life of Latte the Hollywood dog is turned upside down when her owner, superstar actress London Bridges, heads to the boonies to make a new film.

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