Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Trading Phrases Wall Decals Lettering Designs Fun
Home Decor Easy DIY Projects
A few weeks ago I had asked a company called Trading Phrases.com
if I could work with on a blog campaign and they said yes! They were even so generous as to let me choose my designs, isn't that fantastic? I spent quite awhile looking around but the minute
I came across these colorful circles or dots of bright rainbow
colors, I knew I'd found exactly what I was looking for!
Trading Phrases Home Wall Decor For Every House or Business
I've always been a huge fan of bright colors as I've said before it's probably because I'm legally blind, that I find bright colors
to be the most special thing in the world. They just can't make
a color too bright in my opinion. I was given a $50.00 budget and believe me, that will get you a lot of goodies on their website!
I choose 3 different colors of dots/circles for my new bedroom makeover design. Reminded me of my "groovy chic" days back in the 70's, yeah I'll admit it I really thought everything had to go just that way. Anyway, these designs are even prettier in person
than they are on the website. It's given my bedroom a whole
new atmosphere of relaxation and comfort.
To add to the new look, I also had enough left over to buy some fall leaves and vines so it looks really good right over my bed.
I don't have a headboard and my son refuses to paint the boring
white walls so this was my way of getting some rainbow
colors into my bedroom once and for all! I am sorry that we can't get this digital camera to work I don't know what is wrong with it,
we've changed the batteries already! Once I get it going again I'll
be sure to add the picture to this post for you to see how good they look on the wall over my bed. I chose the multi color ones you see in the picture aren't they gorgeous?
Trading Phrases.com also goes the extra step by including a practice sheet in each box, isn't that nice? I didn't use mine but it's good to know that it is there if you wanted it. They carry over 3,000 designs in their online store and you are going to love plenty of them. They also do custom orders if you have an idea and want to put it into place on your wall. It's only up to your imagination!
I said they were permanently on my wall, but they really are removable if you want to take them down and change it
to another pattern,maybe something for the Holiday Season.
They ask a question on their website which says "What do your walls say about you?" Well, now my walls tell you that I am a fun color loving groovy gal!
These colorful dots and fall leaves brought my dull boring
bedroom to life and it only took a few minutes to get them
onto the wall. I was really surprised with how easy they were
to just stick on the wall like a giant sticker! They even
send along all of the instructions incase you need them and a
cute little tool to glide across the design to remove any air
bubbles. I let my son do that for me since I don't see very well
because I wanted them to look just right-and they do!
Even my "picky about his white walls" son said it makes the room look better than what it did. That's not easy for him to say since
around here mom is usually never right. Hey, but this time
I did get something right and it's a permanent fix to my room.
It really makes you feel special when you have bright colors
around and things you love.
I watch a lot of tivo'd programs in my bedroom so I am so
glad to liven it up a little bit. Brightness is always a good
thing. They have many wonderful and colorful themes and patterns
in several sizes. I bet they have just the thing for any room in the house you would like to add just the right touch to. I know
these wall decals and home decor items would make an unexpected welcome Christmas gift this year for the pickiest person on your list. Who wouldn't want to decorate their home and make it look
Trading Phrases.com Add Some Color and Dimension to your Life!
Just look at all the wonderful bright colors you can choose from!
Not every item is available in every color but you're going to find lots of options that you will enjoy for years! Also, don't think you can only put them in white walls, with all of the color choices they have you can build your own color palette around any
color scheme you already have.
Disclosure: I was sent complimentary products from the company Trading Phrases in order to test the products out and form my own
opinion about them. My opinions are my own and no other form of
compensation was given. Thanks Trading Phrases for sending
me these review items!
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My 5 Tips for Holiday Tech Shopping This Year
Want to hear my 5 best tips for finding the right techy
gifts for your special someone? I know holiday shopping can be
a real pain in the butt unless you have plans in place to make it easier. Today I am sharing my best tips with you I'd love if
you could add your own special tips in the comments section
There are many online merchants that you can visit and see
all the new tech gadgets,office supplies and more. One of
my favorite "go to" places to visit is Staples.com.
We have an ebay store and we get a lot of our copy paper
from Staples, but I noticed they have quite a few nice items
that would be great gift ideas this time of year. They
have great sales flyers that come out every Sunday in our
Indianapolis Star newspaper. That's another great place
to look for the best tech gifts and stocking stuffers
for Christmas-in the sales flyers! I know toysrus always
has a whole catalog chock full of tech goodies for every
age and hard to find gift ideas.
1.Look around at Deep Discount.com I love this site and I think dvds are just one
of the best gifts you can give. This site, DDD is chock
full of low priced bargains in their dvd choices. You won't be
able to find a dvd for a lower price anywhere on the planet-
yes-not even our favorite go to site Amazon!
2.Search google for the hottest new dvd releases so you know
what they are and exactly when they will become available
for you to purchase. Look for new titles like this and you'll
be on top of the dvd-movie game this year. Google will bring you
the top new movies right to your fingertips and then
you'll just have to go to deep discount dvd's to buy them.
3.Before you start giving out dvds to your gift recipents,
I feel it's best if you find out whether they have upgraded
their tv watching to include a blu-ray player or not, because
believe me, if they have they don't want just a plain
ordinary dvd anymore - it has to be the real thing=
blu-ray with all it's technological new features!
4.If you're stumped on which tech gifts to get anyone, just
go to Amazon.com and
start skimming over their user reviews. You'll get quite
a few tech related Christmas gift ideas there. People will
be talking about smart phones,ipads,iphones,new dvds,new
tv series being released on dvds and any other new techy
electronic related gifts will be there.
5.Get free shipping! Wherever you shop for the Holiday season
it only makes perfect sense to shop where you can get free
shipping! Check their faq pages to make sure you're still
on time for before Christmas delivery and you should be good to go!
Once the dvds and other tech gadgets you purchased start
arriving you'll be all set for the Holiday parties to begin.
6.One more thing, when giving a dvd or boxed set series to someone
go the extra step and use clear cellophane bags to put the dvds in inside the box. Tied with a festive red ribbon and a gift card it's a beautiful presentaion they will cherish forever. We have
an ebay store where we sell dozens of new dvds and tv series and
I love to gift wrap them for customers when they ask. I also
include a small gift card and I think that is really appreciated.
Afterall, it's the little things we do in life that deliver
the best rewards. Merry Christmas to everyone and have a Happy
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They are also on other social media outlets like facebook;
Staples website has tons of tech products,office products
and other household needs all of the time!
I wrote this blog post while participating in the
TwitterMoms and Staples blogging program, making me
eligible for a $50 gift card. For more information on how
you can participate go here;
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Monday, November 29, 2010
Christmas Gifts for Boys Have You Stumped This Year?
Hasbro Super Heroes, Action Figures to the Rescue!
I've seen a lot of Hasbro Star Wars toys in my day,
that's because I have 4 brothers! They always had the
latest greatest action figures and super hero's around
when I was growing up. They also never let me play with
them I seem to remember because they were quite stingy. Yes they were very selfish little
I received 2 action figures in a beautiful gift box
packaging! It was a white box with a huge red bow on it,
well made into the package but still very adorable! I love
packages that look so Christmasy!
Who knew now with all of grown up that these Super
Hero toys and action figures of their favorite character, would be
back in style again? Plus they would make a wonderful
Christmas Stocking Stuffer.
My oldest brother still has his collection of all his
hundreds of super hero's which I called boy dolls back in
the day. That was just because he would'nt let me play
with them. Hasbro has been so kind as to send me some of
these wonderful super heroes in order to write a review
about them. These are so much more substantial than I
remember the vintage ones being. These are heavy pieces
and are detailed like works of art. My brother already
came and confiscated all of mine to add to his collection
which I wasn't aware that he was still hoarding them, so
that's a good thing to find out. Now I will know what to
get hime for Christmas every year, something to do with
his Hasbro action figures.
I can't believe it's been 30 years since the original Star
Wars movies, toys and memorabilia came out. I feel so
ancient since I was around for the first calling of them.
I guess boys know their toys since they are still
appealing and popular today for the young kids. If you go
to the Hasbro website you'll see dozens of kid's toys that
your child would love to have to spark his or her
Toys website is very easy to navigate. You can search
using any of these categories;
Isn't that neat that they have so many ways to search
their site? That way you can surely find exactly the
right toy for your children or whomever you are buying a
gift for. Men like I said, still love action figures too
so don't leave them out. This vintage Star Wars Action
Collection of figures and accessories is really something
to brag about.
SPIDER-MAN 3 3/4 INCH ACTION FIGURES, the legendary
Superhero is ready to take on his opponents in any
situation to fight crime. This action figure can take on
any day or night missions, he is prepared for any new
adventures that may arise. He'll move with precision speed
to end all of the disasters that await.
TRANSFORMERS POWER CORE COMBINERS 2-PACK
This toy will let your son feel like he’s part of the
popular Transformers action and adventure series. This
2-pack includes one Scout scale Transformers figure, which
features both a robot and vehicle mode, one Mini-Con scale
figure with four modes;
At $9.99 it will be the hit of your gift giving season!
Disclosure: I received two complimentary products in order
to form my own honest opinions about the products. My
opinions are my own and no other form of compensation was
given. Thank you Hasbro Toys and HunterPR for providing me
with the free products.
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Sunday, November 28, 2010
Newly closed giveaways
Here's the 2 winners from these giveaways
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winner #84 out of 106 comments is; Judy
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Diabetic Snacker Freeze-Dried Fruits Brothers International Disney All Natural Fruit Crisps Product Review
Product Review Brothers International All
Natural Fruit Crisps Freeze-Dried
Diabetic Friendly Disney Approved!
I received a box of goodies a few weeks ago from a company
called Brothers International. They make a whole line of fruits
and juice products which are wholesome and healthy for your entire family! They sent me a huge box of these special packages
of treats and I have been having so much eating them every day.
They are diabetic friendly sweets and all natural so they are
even good to be included in my Nutrisystem D weight loss plan
Brothers All Natural Fruits Kids Fun Packs!
I'm really glad for that since on the plan
you do have to furnish your own fruits and veggies every day. Actually about 7-10 servings of those a day so it can add up quickly
on your grocery bill. That's way I'm glad I received so many of
these Brothers International goodies to try out.
They should have called these the perfect fruit treats because that's what they are. Each package has only 40-60 calories total for the whole serving size! That means you can eat the whole package of dried fruit crisps without feeling like you cheated on your diet plan. They really are a healthy alternative to any meal plan.
They would be great for children too and they are not messy so pack some in the car for a quick pick me up while you're out
doing that Christmas Shopping!
The packaging says "A Healthy Snack, the One Mother Nature Would Eat" These freeze dried snacks have no added sugars which is why they are nice for a diabetic friendly meal plan. I like
products that give me 100% fruit and none of the artifical sweeteners so they taste great!
Here's the varieties I tried of their Fruit Crisps;
fuji apple & cinnamon
strawberries & bananas
My son was pretty tickled with this box too since he's been doing the grocery shopping. With all of these fruit crisps in the house he was able to bypass the fresh fruits stand at the store and make his trip in and out even faster. I like how these have that little bit of crunchiness to them so you feel like you are eating a real piece of fruit. The taste is terrific too, I've like all of them except for the pear. I'm just not a pear kind of girl but it does taste just like a fresh pear.
You can shop right online from their colorful fun website if you'd like. I would highly recommend these healthy fruit crisp snacks for everyone.
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they also have now partnered up with Disney and have
all kinds of new kid friendly designs like Toy Store,
making it easier than ever to get your kids to eat some
Disclosure: I was sent complimentary items to test and try. My opinions are my own and no other form of compensation was given. Thank you to the company Brothers Internationals for sending me these products to try for myself!
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