Tuesday, February 28, 2012
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It seemed as though the universe was trying to tell us something, or they were signs that we should consider taking seriously. In either case, we temporary put the trip on hold but knew that Kalahari was our destination for a short family fun trip.
A few months ago, we finally had a group of seven people that wanted to go. This time the problem was, we needed a vehicle that would be big enough to fit all of us. We wanted to travel as a family, spent fun time on the road, and stayed together as much as we could.
Thus, we decided to go for a discount car rental and acquired a mini-van. It was the best solution for our group, since there were only two volunteer drivers. Although, Kalahari was only two and a half hours drive each way, but everyone seemed to dose off due to boredom, because the way home was not as exciting as on the way there.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
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Recently, I met a lady from church, who runs a second hand clothing shop, asking for my business card when she found out that I write reviews on my blogs. She was surprised to know that I have none, and suggested that I should look into this. She wanted to take some of my cards to pass to her clients, and put some by the cash register of her shop to help promoting my "business".
It is odd that I never thought of my blogging/writing as a business before, but I took her advice and start looking for a place to print business cards. NextDayFlyers.com has a great selection of different designs, from photography, food, artist, entertainment, to dancing and more for you to choose, or you can easily upload your own logo to represent your business.
Moreover, pricing at nextdayflyers.com is also affordable, and it is listed with Better Business Bureau with no complaint for the last three years. You can learn more about this site, and how easy it is to design your business cards by clicking on the link.
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In November, however, while taking a cruise trip to Mexico, my phone had to be turned off, and I frantically asked for the time from passerby on the ship. It hit me finally that having a watch was crucial when all the other gadgets were not available.
As soon as I got home, I searched online for ideas of what type of watch I would like to have, and came across Invicta watches. Their affordable price was unbelievable, and I like their
high quality products, different styles, colors, shapes, and a variety of trusted brand names, such as Seiko, Bulova, Gucci, Casio, Fossil, Dolce and Gabbana, etc.
Upon learning that my son accepted a job at sea, I have him looked for a watch of his liking on this website, and picked out one. I insisted that he would need one for those days when his cell phone would not be in service. His job as a sommelier required him to be on top of things, and be at his obligations on time anyway. Thus, a watch is still needed and not as obsolete as I have previously thought!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
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I have no idea how to plan for a wedding or what involves as far as wedding go. Sure, there has to be a check list for beginners to follow, and when it is time for me to plan one, I will make sure to follow the check list.
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I have some cards that were not constructed with heavy duty plastic; thus, they seemed to get worn out by wear and tear. These are the cards that I would love to protect in the ID holders such as my social security card, bank card, health care card, library card, etc. I do not like to go through the trouble of replacing these cards nor having to pay a fee for them should they get ruined.
Maybe in the future when it is time for retirement, I would look for condos downtown Austin and be right in the midst of it all. I am not sure if it is true or not, but people have been telling me that the weather in Austin is much more pleasant than in Houston. There is great music, different ethnics, fantastic food, and also friendlier society on the list of praise!
Living in Michigan, I always have a desire to be somewhere else since I rather prefer the sun than snow. I believe there is so much more life for a person in warmer weather. The day is longer and nicer to entice people to be outdoors.
Austin downtown condos are where my sisters and I will be retired to. Well, at least it is one of the places on our wish list at the moment. Seriously, we are making plan for our retirement years already to live close together since we are currently spreading apart in different states.
Monday, February 13, 2012
My winter energy bills are something that I am not looking forward to open, especially the heating bill. It is always a shock to my eyes and my pocket. I have considered switching to different provider to supply my energy needs for my home, but we are limited to only two companies, and one doesn't offer coverage for my area.
It would be a blessing to have choices as this would be such a benefit for consumers, and that no one company could monopolize the market. Private companies that provide energy deregulation for electricity and natural gas services are out there to do just that, giving consumers a cost-effective choice for their needs.
When there are more companies in competition, they have no choice but to come up with a better solution to offer their clients, and I can't wait to have the option to save on my energy bills. Right now, I will just have to clench my teeth in paying my heat bill every month.
Friday, February 10, 2012
You will be happy to know that clipix understands this dilemma that we are all running into from time to time. This is a new, free, and useful tool to help us organized what we found on the internet. You can keep all the information that interests you on your clip board, and find them in a flash.
If I haven't convinced you yet, watch this short video and see for yourself. I am sure you will like it as much as I do!
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Valentine is just around the corner as we are going into the second week of February. If you are getting a gift for loved one, take a look at Nexus S™ 4G from Sprint. It is FREE when you open a new line of service to add to your account, which is a saving of $99.00 dollars.
This Nexus S 4G is from Google. Thus, it comes with Google apps and Google Voice. Android users will find this device a must have on the go with its internet calling option and the multi-tasking capability at 4G speed.
If you prefer the HTC EVO™ 3D, it is yours for only $49.99 when you add a new line to your contract. Both of these deals are especially for online order only, and Sprint will waive activation fee, plus will ship to you for free.
The HTC EVO 3D is geared toward entertainment and social networking. Its faster processor allows you to get updates from Facebook and Twitter in a flash. You can also take, share, and view 3D pictures at 4G speed.
The choice is yours! The hard part is to decide which one of these devices would best fitted for your loved one.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Joining Pink Saturday, and Mosaic Monday!!
What would you do with ten cents a day for your entire family? If you could just put these pennies away every day, you could enroll in Walgreens Prescription Savings Club and give your spouse, your children who are 22 and under the prescription drugs coverage. This prescription savings club also includes your pets. Yes, your pets, and their prescription is also covered.
For $35 per year, the family plan will get these benefits:
- discounts on flu shots
- pet prescriptions
- diabetic supplies
- savings on more than 8000 brand-name
- all generic medication
- bonuses when purchase Walgreens brand products
- photo services discounts
My co-pay alone is already $10 dollars every time I visit the pharmacy, and if I could save a bit more with Walgreens prescription club, it would be even greater.
To get more updates, follow Walgreens on Twitter and like Walgreens on Facebook . This is a good way to help supporting Walgreens so other people can take advantage of the benefits and save money at the same time.
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Friday, February 3, 2012
If you are looking for an all in one remote to operate your home theater PC, consider the Lenovo Enhanced Multimedia Remote, which is on sale right now for under $50.00 and you could rake in a savings of $32.00 dollars.
This Lenovo remote offers the following features that I am sure you will enjoy:
- runs on double-A batteries
- compatible with Window 2000, Window XP, Window Vista and Window 7
- works up to 30 feet in range
- no driver to download
- backlit keyboard or without backlit option
- controls stream movies and TV shows
- plays music
- searches the web
- have track ball mouse and multimedia keys shortcut
If my house was set up to have a home theater PC, I would definitely get this multimedia remote, as I like the fact that I do not have to download a driver, wireless, and batteries operated features. Well, come to think of it, I like all the features it has to offer, especially for its convenience.
Guest post written by Danielle Simpson
I've collected quite a few antiques over the years that I've collected from family, friends and estate sales. But I don't always try to pick out the best pieces of furniture. Sometimes you have to think about the bare structure of a piece of furniture instead of the fabric and think about what you can do with it. I think it's always more fun to do that anyway.
Things have been so busy with the holidays though that I haven't been able to work on that stuff for a while. While I was online looking up any additional upholstering techniques or tips, I ran across some info on Home Improvement. After I looked through the info some I decided to use them to replace our roof because it's been looking so badly lately.
I got this one great chaise lounge at an estate sale back in October. I think it's one of the toughest peaces that I've reupholstered but I think that it's going to come out looking really great. At least I hope so because I've spent quite a bit of time on it!