Amazing Holiday Giveaway Alert…Introducing Canvas Pop!

If you are like me and have thousands of photos of your family on your phone, your hard drive, CD’s and SIM cards but have never actually taken the time to create albums or even framed photos for you or your loved ones, I am here to say, stop digitally hoarding those photos and take five minutes out of your day today to order a holiday gift for yourself or your parents that will literally blow them away.
Recently, I was introduced to the website Canvas Pop, an easy to use online destination where you can transform your photos — whether they’re from Facebook, your smart phone, a camera or a professional photographer into incredible canvas prints, collages and now, framed works of art!
I can honestly say I have been wanting to frame one photo in particular that was taken the day before my son’s Bar Mitzvah. It’s this awesome shot of the four of us hiding behind trees. Our photographer captured my family in all our zany glory and I knew that one was totally going to be a feature piece on the walls of her home. But getting around to ordering it was a whole different story!
Thankfully, the team at Canvas Pop reached out and offered me the opportunity to have one of my favorite photos framed and I instantly took them up on their offer. Within one week, this is what arrived…
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I cannot wait to hang it up in our house — just have to figure out which room is the best place to display it. The best part about the photo frames from Canvas Pop is that they are totally affordable and start at $79 and up. If you’ve ever framed a piece of art before, you’ll totally appreciate the price and the quality. Plus, if you order today before the holidays, you can get a 35% discount just by entering the promo code: ROLEMOMMY35.
Now here’s the best part. Here at Role Mommy, we’re totally into the giving spirit this time of year and we are offering a very special giveaway to our readers. Enter this awesome giveaway to win a free framed art print, sized at 16×20″ with 2.5″ white mat, supplied & shipped for free by CanvasPop.
The contest ends December 24, 2015 at 11:59PM PT. Open to residents of the US, Canada and the European Union.
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CLICK ON THIS LINK TO ENTER THE CANVAS POP GIVEAWAY NOW! For more information, visit Canvas Pop today.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary framed photo for this post. However, all opinions are 100% my own!

How to Have the Perfect Farmhouse Kitchen

Do you live in an old farm house? Are you dreaming of remodeling your kitchen back to its full farmhouse glory and perfection? If so, then you have to check out these great ideas for a farmhouse kitchen remodeling project.
Think About Historic Accuracies
One of the first things that you should do is really study the time period for when your home was built. You will want to look at what items were actually used and what will make the home accurate as you remodel. There are some great products out there like this copper farmhouse sink that can really make your home feel like you are stepping back in time without giving up any modern luxuries.
Make Sure Your Kitchen Is Full of Character
When you are restoring a historic farmhouse you want to keep all of the character that the original had. Most of the time things like cabinets were full of unique and beautiful details. This includes the way that the shelves are built, the way that the cabinets sit on the floor, and even the trim. Look into what your cabinets might have looked like when the house was born and try to recreate that same look so that you do not lose any of the character of the home.
Look at the Style of Your Home
If you look at how things are laid out, where windows are located, and things about the home itself; you can probably learn what you need to do. Kitchens with large windows and small spaces are perfect for dine in areas or breakfast nooks. Choosing to utilize this type of space is something that you will certainly love for its practical uses. It is also something that is going to help you transport back in time when you are looking at your kitchen.
Choose Creatively
When you are looking at a remodeling project, you might want to buy things like new windows. If you are picking out windows, then you should consider what is available. Look for windows that are going to be easy to use and will also have all of the features that you want. If you are going to be growing herbs, then find windows that feature awnings so that you can let more sunlight in even in adverse weather conditions. Do not be afraid to ask about different options from the first ones that you are shown and to try something creative and new.
Know the Right Time Period
I cannot stress this one enough! If you are going to attempt a historic remodel, make sure that you remodel your home completely and that you know the time period that you are remodeling for. This is so important for your overall success with a historic remodel. Also make sure that you know what you are looking for! Being able to remodel a home historically can be tough, so do your research to make sure that you get it right. There is nothing more disappointing than looking at a beautiful historic home that has a mismatch of time period throughout it because the owner did not know what the right one was.
Find the Right Countertops
Finally, you are going to need to pick out the right countertops. Beautiful marble countertops might be your favorite but to keep your home historically persevered you might want to consider something a bit different like wooden counter tops. It’s also a bonus if you use butcher block wood because that means that you do not have to use a cutting board when prepping your food.
Note: This is a sponsored post.

Join @ClassyMommy @ExtraordinaryMommy & Me this Monday, November 16 for a Holiday Shopping Twitter Party with iConsumer

logo-3.pngWith holiday shopping season upon us, I’m sure most of us are getting poised and ready to hit the malls, stand on long lines and buy things for friends, family and loved ones that they probably don’t need. But what if I told you that you don’t even have to leave your home, you can go online, visit 1700 retailers, find over 45,000 brands to choose from and you get cash back and earn shares in the company every time you shop?
Introducing iConsumer, a new online shopping destination that will enable you to find exactly what everyone on your list wants this holiday season all with the click of a button. By installing iConsumer’s downloadable button, all you need to do is visit your favorite store (mine is White House Black Market), click on the activate now button, shop to your hearts content and then when you are checking out, you get cash back!
But wait, there’s more! iConsumer was founded by a dad of two college kids who were worried about their financial future. While his kids really didn’t know much about investing, Rob decided to create an online shopping experience where consumers can be shareholders too. That means that not only are you getting cash back, you’re getting shares in the company and can play an active role in what you see on the site, the stores and brands that are featured and you can even earn money along the way by shopping and referring family and friends to iConsumer too. I have to say, my experience has been seamless so far – I have already shopped several times with iConsumer and earned cash back every time and have amassed over 400 shares in the company!
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Want to find out more on how you can get in on the iConsumer action? Then make sure you join me this Monday, November 16 at 9pm ET along with my favoriting savvy shopping moms Colleen Padilla from Classy Mommy and Danielle Smith with Extraordinary Mommy as we host a Twitter party offering great tips on how to save big this holiday season. Make sure you follow @rolemommy @classymommy @DanielleSmithTV @iconsumershop and use the hashtag #saveearnown. We will have lots of prizes to giveaway throughout the hour and if you sign up today on the iConsumer site, you will instantly receive 100 free shares in the company!
Below are additional entry rules for the giveaways, but it’s pretty simple – please make sure you are following me (@rolemommy) and you come up with great answers to our questions.
Looking forward to tweeting with you soon!
ENTRY RULES
No Purchase Necessary TO ENTER OR WIN.
The #EarnSaveShop iConsumer Twitter Party (the Sweepstakes) starts on November 16 at 9:00 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on November 15, 2015 at 10:00 PM Eastern Time (“Entry Period”).
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, who are at least 18 years of age. Void Where Prohibited. Employees (and their immediate families (parent, child, spouse or sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related) of Role Mommy, the Participating Bloggers, and their respective parent, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to enter or win. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, Participating Blog and/or judges, which are binding and final on matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
To enter: To enter, you must do all of the following during the Entry Period:
Step 1: Sign into your Twitter account and become a follower of @rolemommy at http://twitter.com/rolemommy.
Step 2: On November 15, 2015 between 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET, sign into your Twitter account to participate by answering the trivia questions and use the hashtag #SaveEarnOwn. Questions will be asked every 10 minutes beginning at 9:10 p.m. ET. Tweets that are eligible for a prize begin with Q and the question number.
Step 3: Answer the question posted from @rolemommy on October 9, 2015 between 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET. Limit one (1) entry per person, per question and Twitter handle. Winners are chosen randomly based on all eligible participants who answer the question correctly.
We are not responsible for entries that we do not receive for any reason, or for entries that we receive but are not decipherable for any reason.
We will automatically disqualify:
Any incomplete or illegible entry; and
Any entries that we receive from you that are in excess of the entry limit described above,
Any entries that do not comply with Twitter.com terms of use.
All entries must be received by the date and time stated in the Sweepstakes Posting to be eligible. Entries received from any person or e-mail address in excess of the stated limitation will be void. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process are void. All entries become the property of the Participating Blog and will not be acknowledged or returned.
Drawing: Potential winner(s) will be selected in a random drawing held during the #EarnSaveShop Twitter Party from all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Potential winner(s) will be notified by a tweet from @rolemommy during the Twitter Party and may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release within seven (7) days of date of issuance. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or a potential winner is not in compliance with these rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner selected. If a potential winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, prize may be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on winner set forth herein.
Prize(s): The prize(s) and their approximate retail value(s) will be set forth during the Twitter Party. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. Prizes may not substituted, assigned or transferred or redeemed for cash, however the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Limit one (1) prize per household.
PUBLICITY GRANT: Each winner, by acceptance of prize, except where legally prohibited, grants permission for Sponsor and its designees to use his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval.
General Conditions: Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, undelivered or garbled entries or email; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prize(s) or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the web site. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or any website or blog or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes at any time and for any reason, including, but not limited to, should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winner(s) from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. Entrants, by participating, agree that Sponsor, Role Mommy, Participating Bloggers, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, “Released Parties”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death, to persons, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in this Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these rules.
Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses.
Winners’ LIST: The names of the winners will be announced by @rolemommy during the Twitter party following the drawing.
Sponsored by: Role Mommy LLC
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by iConsumer.

5 Tech Time Savers This Holiday Season

23575970_xxl.jpgThe holidays are right around the corner and that only means one thing…the most hectic time of year is upon us. Unfortunately, while the season is filled with cheer, it also comes complete with long lines at department stores, cranky kids and scrambling to pool your resources among friends and family so you can find the perfect gift. Thankfully, with the help of modern technology, ​the​ gift giving season can finally be stress free with these innovative time saving options:
1. SITTERS ON DEMAND – When you’ve got a holiday list that’s a mile long, sometimes it’s just easier to leave your kids at home so you can focus on some power shopping. Enter Chime – a new sitter on demand app from the team that at Sittercity. All sitters are screened in advance and you can even view sitter videos along with your kids so they can be part of the decision making. Download the free Chime app in the iTunes store or visit the website and instantly book a sitter even with one hour’s notice! Chime is currently available in New York City (Manhattan and Brooklyn), Boston, Chicago and Washington DC with more cities being added over the coming months.
2. GROUP GIFTING PROBLEM SOLVER – If you’ve ever been in a situation where you were the class mom and were responsible for the “teacher gift,” or if you were pooling your resources for a very special holiday present but found yourself​ ​​stalking everyone for their contribution, with The Gifting Bunch, there’s no need to ​hunt people down for their cash! ​Simply set up an account, send your friends or the other moms in your child’s class the link where they can contribute online and you can then send an e-gift to the recipient where they can shop at over 500 participating retailers.
3. KEEP HOLIDAY PARTY GOERS SAFE – Planning a holiday party but worried that your revelers might get a little too tipsy to drive? Then let UBER step in by purchasing credits toward their car rides. UBER is running a special promotion for holiday rides so it makes it easy to pick up the tab for your guests while keeping them safe this holiday season.
​4.​ DONATING & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES MADE SIMPLE – This time of year is all about giving to others and helping those in need. If you want to find charities in your area where your family can donate clothes, volunteer or give, then visit Public Good, a brand new online giving website that enables users to search for charities and causes they care about that are in their neighborhood, across the nation and around the world. The great thing about Public Good is you can donate to charities, museums, universities and more and you can even keep a record of all the donations you’ve made throughout the year.
​5. GET CASH BACK EVERY TIME YOU SHOP: While there are tons of flash sale sites with items you weren’t planning to buy in the first place, what if I told you that you can actually get cash back by making purchases at your favorite stores and earn shares in the company the more you shop? ​Introducing iConsumer, the first company of its kind: a coupon and cash back website/app that also rewards customer loyalty by giving away ownership. iConsumer turns their customers into stockholders every time they shop for deals and coupons, earn cash back rebates, and refer friends to shop​ by ​offer​ing​ access to savings on more than 45,000 brands and cash back from 1600+ stores such as Target, Overstock.com and Expedia. I have actually been using the site for my online purchases these last few months and I’ve already earned over $400 in pending stock and gotten nearly $30 cash back!

Get a Sneak Peak of Oprah’s Favorite Things 2015!

FullSizeRender (6).jpgMy father in law has an awesome saying that I like to share whenever I get to experience things that are truly out of this world. “You can’t put a price on a good time.” Well, yesterday morning was one of those moments.
When I received the invite to the first ever Oprah’s Favorite Things blogger breakfast, I was giddy with excitement. To kick-off the holiday season, O, The Oprah Magazine features the biggest list of Oprah’s Favorite Things EVER in the December issue (on newsstands nationwide November 10th).
I think everyone who has ever watched Oprah’s show remembers that infamous episode where everyone in the audience got to take home a brand new car. “You get a car, you get a car, you get a car!” Well, I’m here to report, while I didn’t get to go home with a car, I did get hot sauce, a cozy lounge shirt with a clever saying designed by a former Oprah intern, super soft fleece gloves with a zipper to hold money and ID, a fashionista barbie doll, an iPhone case with LED lighting, foot creme that promises to turn my dry and calloused tootsies into “baby feet,” a trendy key chain made by an 18 year old girl and a muffin called a “bruffin” filled with bacon. Yum!
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At the breakfast, I got to re-connect with some of my favorite blogging friends and then found myself with a permanent smile plastered across my face as Oprah’s incredibly engaging Creative Director Adam Glassman shared his enthusiasm about all of the amazing things the team was able to test and share with Oprah. Adam introduced the keeper of the O List closet who receives every item that’s up for review and then makes sure it’s ready for Oprah’s approval. We found out that some items that Adam likes doesn’t make the list because as Oprah says, “it’s the O List, not the A List” and I got to find out that one of my cousins actually made the cut too with a one of a kind cake made exclusively for Oprah Magazine that was literally out of this world.
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But wait, there’s more – check out these adorable gifts for dog lovers including a super sweet personalized doggie ornament and a faux fur coat for tiny pooches.
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In the issue, Oprah reveals 87 gifts for even the trickiest people on one’s holiday list. Here’s one of Adam’s favorite gifts that also won Oprah over. Gardenia’s from Hawaii that can be shipped anywhere in the country.
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For the first time ever, Oprah Media Group has teamed up with Amazon to make it easy for customers to shop Oprah’s Favorite Things, as seen in the December 2015 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. Plus, with a variety of shipping options, including free shipping on eligible orders and free Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime, shoppers can find the perfect holiday gift and have items delivered directly to their doorstep in plenty of time for the holidays.
Oprah’s Favorite Things 2015 features truly unique gift ideas include:
Smart Coach: Jawbone UP3 ($180, 20% off with code: OPRAH)
On Board: Words With Boards Personalized Hardwood Cutting Boards ($159)
Svelte Pelt: Park Avenue Faux Fur Jacket for your pet ($39)
Polar Express: LL Bean Extra Large Sonic Snow Tube ($150)
Hip to Be Square: Collection of 5 bottles of Square One Vodka ($175)
O’s 12 Day Give-O-Way sweepstakes runs from November 30th through December 11th, awarding twelve lucky readers with the ultimate holiday wish: every item featured in the 2015 Favorite Things gift guide. To enter, find the 12 holiday icons scattered throughout the pages of the December issue (there is one for each day of the sweepstakes) and log on to www.oprah.com/12days and type in that day’s special code (found on the icon).
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PHOTO CREDITS
Photographer: Ruven Afanador
FASHION CREDITS
Gown: Marc Bouwer (customized with faux feathers)
Tiara: Soho Style
Earrings: de Grisogono
Bracelet & Ring: Chopard
Watch: Apple Watch
Bracelet: Tiffany & Co.
Ring: Jacob & Co.
Shoes: Nine West

Gorgeous Fall Flowers with Bloomsy Box

I have to say, this is my favorite time of year. The fall foliage on the east coast is absolutely stunning and I happen to love the flowers this time of year too. So when the team from Bloomsy Box, a new online flower subscription plan where you can order fresh flowers straight to your door reached out to me and asked if they could send me a special delivery, how could I resist?
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So how does Bloomsy Box work? Simple. You select the plan you’re interested in, select the flowers you’d like to receive and gorgeous flowers arrive at your home. Bloomsy Box also offers few major differences from the average floral supplier: First, no mixed bouquets with unnecessary extras – BloomsyBox only deals in “single-variety”- hand-tied bunches; second, the flowers are sourced direct from suppliers in South America, Holland, Thailand and California meaning no middle-man mark-up to increase the price.
For a home subscription, prices range from $34.99-$48.99 per month. There are even subscription plans if you’d like to decorate your office too! So far, the flowers I received still look gorgeous even after a week has passed! Take a look…
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If you’d like to find out how you can sign up for a Bloomsy Box subscription, visit their website, like their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter at @BloomsyBox.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary bouquet of flowers from BloomsyBox. However, all opinions are 100% my own.

PARTNERS IN CREAM…THE STORY BEHIND MY LATEST BUSINESS VENTURE

If someone would have told me that changing my skin care regimen would actually have an effect on reducing fine lines and wrinkles, I would have told them they’re nuts and would have continued using my Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer and changed my hairstyle so I could cover those pesky forehead lines with bangs. But when I recently spoke with the incredibly talented Charlene Bert, the co-founder of Gal Time, who suggested I give Rodan + Fields a try, I was intrigued. Rodan + Fields was started by the dermatologists behind Proactive and after launching in 2009, the brand has literally taken off with the help of consultants across the country. Charlene is a total dynamo – a former executive producer in television who recently became a consultant for the brand while juggling her busy career and family. Charlene looks positively radiant and is absolutely loving her new lifestyle more than she’s ever imagined — plus she’s making money doing it!
12074828_10153338384478547_548211971597850273_n.jpgSince I’m always looking for ways to impact my family’s bottom line and want to look younger as I celebrate my 39th birthday for the seventh year in a row, I decided to take a chance and become an R+F consultant too. Within one week, I signed up my dear friend, Alicia, a former SVP for a major ad agency who had been following the success of R+F for a while and now we have another one of our incredible friends who is one of the most stylish and talented people we know, joining us too! Plus, I just found out I made the top 20 sellers on our team this month. But the icing on the cake? Remember those forehead wrinkles I mentioned before? They are almost gone!
Take a look below and see for yourself…
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If you want to find out how you can get your hands on these incredible products or if you’d like to learn about joining our team, then email me at beth@rolemommy.com and I will share details with you. There’s a lot to gain (money, trips, parties and lots of fun) and the only thing you will lose are fine lines and wrinkles!!!! So what are you waiting for? Can’t wait to hear from you and if not, no worries – you just might not recognize me the next time you see me!

Innovative App for Kids…Check out Safari Tales

For many parents, getting their kids to read more and play video games less is a constant struggle. Learning versus having fun, at times, can seem like mutually exclusive processes. But they really don’t have to be. The best of both worlds for a parent is to find opportunities where your child is doing something educational and at the same time, is genuinely enjoying the activity. A company out there called Kuato Games seems to have one of those opportunities for parents with its game app called Safari Tales.
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Geared toward kids ages 4 to 10, Safari Tales offers a 3D world for kids to play in, amazing places to visit, games to play and animals to discover. While kids are enhancing their literary skills, they are also getting a chance to ask the adorable in-game meerkat, Darwin, questions about animals, their environment and eating habits. The method by which kids get to ask the questions is very clever as the child needs to form the sentence structure correctly. As proper grammar in this country continues to be suffer miserably, it’s great to have a game out there that at least attempts to help the education process.
The app is also great because the game records the user’s adventures and at the end of each session, creates an interactive storybook which can be read with a parent that summarizes what they did in the game. The best part of it is the feature that allows the child to replace highlighted words with available synonyms, helping expand the vocabulary of your child without any extra effort.
The graphics for the game are very cool and the sounds of the animals and background noises are equally remarkable. The animal coloring features and sticker collection tabs are also a lot of fun, giving kids the ability to enjoy many activities while being on just one app. It is a pretty good deal for just $3.99. So if you are willing to make the small investment, you can go to any of the following to purchase:
Download on iTunes
Google Play
Amazon
For those of you still looking for a bit more information, please visit the Safari Tales YouTube page.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions are 100% my own.

OUR PSYCHO CAT IS KILLING OUR CARPETS!

psychocatI don’t know when she snapped, but our cat Hazel has been tormenting us all summer long. I don’t know if it started happening before we went away each weekend or left on a one week vacation, but ever since we left her and one of our other cats alone with our dog, she’s totally lost it.
While most cats choose to use a litter box, Hazel has decided to use our bath mat, the kitchen sink (yuck) and the carpet in the basement as some of her favorite places in the house to leave her mark. And trust me, her mark does not smell like roses. If you are a cat owner then you know already know that cat urine is one of the most foul smelling odors around and when it seeps into a carpet, getting that smell out is quite difficult. Plus, with two kids and my husband who is constantly battling one allergy after another, it’s super important that our carpets are clean. More importantly, I want to make sure that the chemicals that are being used on our carpets are safe for our entire family – including our dog and our cats — including Hazel – no matter crazy she gets.
Lucky for us, we just found about about Green Choice Carpets. Since carpet cleaning companies often use chemicals that carry health warnings, many parents are rightfully concerned about the chemicals being using around their children and what chemicals are left on the carpet after cleaning.
Green Choice gives peace of mind to new parents and new pet parents like me with their baby safe carpet cleaning. The company, which is based in New York City selects the best certified green cleaning solutions and training our cleaning technicians how to utilize the best green cleaning technology. For all their cleaning services, Green Choice only uses cleaning detergents that have been tested and certified as green by Green Seal, the recognized leader in certification for green products.Their cleaning technicians are trained to use green cleaning products and get the best cleaning results. Because their staff are all trained and experienced, your carpets will look great without the use of chemicals. The company’s cleaning solutions are bio-degradable and they do not leave any residue in your carpets.
So while my cat may continue to wreak havoc on our home, I’m going to work on staying a few steps ahead of her with the help of Green Choice Rug & Carpet Cleaning.
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Visit Green Choice Rug & Carpet Cleaning for special coupons for your carpet cleaning needs. And if you have a psycho cat like us, maybe it’s time to invest in a little cat therapy too. Here’s hoping she’ll stop torturing us now that we’re home and are totally on to her devious ways!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Green Choice Rug & Carpet Cleaning. However, the story of my crazy cat is 100% true.

Make Money Searching the Web with Qmee.com

images-2.jpgIf I had a nickel for every time someone in my family searched something on Google, I’m not sure I would be rich man, but it would certainly add up to a tidy sum of money. I don’t think there is anyone out there willing to pay me that nickel for each search, but to my surprise, there is a company that recognizes the value of consumers like myself that spend considerable time on the internet. That recognition is shown in the form of small cash payments to a person’s PayPal account when a person clicks on a search result that gets pulled up by a free browser app called Qmee.
Qmee is a free search browser app that still allows you to do your normal searches using other browsers like Google or Yahoo. The great thing about Qmee is that you don’t have to do anything differently from what you normally do when you search on the internet. Install the app once and you are done. Before you race off to install the app thinking that you are going to make gobs of cash for searching the net, it is important to realize that each click on a Qmee search result that matches what you are looking for is only going to pay between 4 and 14 cents. So don’t be so quick to hand in your resignation letter to your employer. On average, a typical Qmee user will collect about $5 per month or $60 per year for doing absolutely nothing more than you would do anyway. The only thing I dislike more than wasting money is passing up on opportunities to make extra money that require little to no effort on my part. And that is exactly what Qmee does.
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Qmee is extremely easy to install, requiring only your email address and the click of a button. It is also reassuring to know that if at some point you no longer want Qmee on your computer, there are specific directions on the app’s website that explain how to remove it from your browser. If you have 60 seconds to kill, then watch this video that explains Qmee in more detail or go to www.qmee.com to try it for yourself. I’m pretty confident that there won’t be too many easier ways to earn some extra cash for yourself and the family. If by some chance $60 doesn’t mean a whole lot to you, please let me know because I could sure use it.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Qmee.com. However, all opinions are 100% my own.