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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Make money online with your own site

A lot of people realize their everyday jobs are not enough to sustain the type of lifestyle they want, meet the goals they have or take care of their responsibilities. That is why they look for alternative means to make money.

Many individuals want to take their contractual and/or freelance businesses and services online, but they don’t know how to go about it. There are some good resources, which teach how to make money online by creating quality websites. The benefits of having your own site are numerous, let’s review a few:

  1. You will reach a wider audience: Whether you sell a product or offer a service you can offer it worldwide. Not only will you reach your local and national audience, but there is the opportunity to interact with international customers.
  2. It is easy to keep up to date: When you print brochures or catalogs you incur a specific cost per item, don’t reach the maximum number of people you can, and if you don’t use all of your material you haven’t maximized your advertising dollars. With a website you’re able to quickly and easily update it to match your inventory, announce deals and savings as well as connect with your customers through email newsletters and social media.
  3. Twenty-four hour access: Your customers and clients, especially if they’re international or across the country, will need to access your information at varying times of the day. With an online presence – as in a website – you’ll be able to easily meet their needs and stay in touch.

With so many variables in life it is a good idea to consider and implement alternate ways to make money; building your own website and making money online is definitely a viable option. Do you have a product or service you offer online? What are your tips for making money online?


Schools’ holiday fun

Each year there is a flurry of activity as my children get more excited about holidays and their schools plan parties and programs. All of the activity means more mommy time; however, it also means more “awww, aren’t they cute” time. In the spirit of the holidays, I’m sharing some pictures of my little sweethearts. Please forgive the picture quality; they’re from my good ole cell.

Img_00414The second graders, including my son Andre, sang Christmas carols after the PTA meeting. It was the first time my son looked into the audience, smiled and participated. He used to be one of the shy ones lurking in the background with his lips barely moving and his head down, too shy to look up. Now he’s such a big boy… I wish I had my camera and could find my memory card.


Then, the same week, we all went to Anna’s school to see her class sing during the parenting meeting.

Img_00450Img_00445This is Anna’s friend (on the left) who came to her brother’s birthday party in October. She’s one of the cutest, sweetest and most polite little girls. Anna is holding a purple maraca …




Anna was very subdued – and tired! – while performing, but she was still so cute. I was really proud of her for standing in front of everyone and participating; even if it was just a little. :-)








Img_00447 Img_00448     Amareah and Andre really enjoyed watching their sister and her class. They even sang along and danced.





Yesterday was the last of the holiday fun at Anna’s school, at least for the parents, and I’m glad a break is just around the corner. What holiday and school-related activities have been going on with your children?


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sprint 3-Day Sale ends 12/14

This post brought to you by Sprint. All opinions are 100% mine.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and the deals are in abundance. For a limited time, Sprint is having great holiday deals on Android™ powered EVO 4G or EVO™ Shift devices. Plus, you can get a waived activation fee for new lines of service and free shipping from Sprint. This three-day sale ends on December 14th so you better act quickly to get your Android™ powered EVO 4G devices.

How excited would your loved one be to look under their tree on Christmas morning and find the Android™ powered EVO 4G? With this phone, which has a large 4.3-inch screen, you’ll be able to clearly see what you’re capturing with the awesome dual cameras. This device has 32GB MicroSD card slot and web speeds so fast they’ll pop up before you can finish blinking. It is way more than a phone – you’ll have your hands on a Mobile Hotspot for up to eight Wi-Fi devices. And it’s your personal portable high definition media center. This top-quality mobile device features the Android™ 2.3, which is the award-winning HTC Sense™ experience. And don’t worry about staying connected because it uses the Lithium-ion battery that’ll give you up to six hours of continuous talk time.

With technology like this, talking on the phone just became an entirely new and fun experience.


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Why they’re called twins

There are 15 months between my two middle children, Andre and Amareah, but that doesn’t keep a lot of people from asking if they’re twins. In fact, every once in awhile I beckon them by saying, “Twins!”

Them now… They like to have “slumber parties.” That’s his hand on her face!










This is them about three years ago… I don’t think either of them noticed me taking their picture. I used to love dressing them in similar outfits. Aren’t they cute in their track suits?

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Buckled in for a long ride. This was in 2006…

Jan-May 09 097  Funny how they leaned toward each other…

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Oh my goodness, they were the cutest little people. Well, they still are cute, but not baby cute anymore. :-)

Andre kissin' Amareah

Andre&Amareah awwwwww







What do you think, can they pass for twins? Do you have children close in age that look a lot alike?


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A new place to shop

Over the years I’ve developed obsessions with jewelry and deals, among other things. Now, if you combine the two – jewelry for a great deal – then it will take a supernatural act (or a low bank account) to keep me from making a purchase. One of my most recent purchases that I absolutely love is my MORELLATO Ladies Diamond Ring Designed in Metallic Base Metal. I really like it because I think it’s unique and because reminds me of charm bracelets, which I love.

image I bought the ring from, and it’s the first time I’ve made a purchase there. While I was scanning the deals one day I saw the ring and had to have it. It was priced at $25, but I had a store credit for $5 (first-time buyer credit, I believe).

Although the ring looked nice online I was not expecting it to be as top quality as it was. Obviously, I’m not familiar with the brand because it appears to be very high end. The ring itself is very heavy and has the brand name engraved on the outside of the band and it arrived in a gorgeous Morellato box with the tag firmly attached to the ring.

Img_00467The pictures below and left, which I took with my cell phone, do not do the ring justice. I had to use the phone because I can’t find the memory card to my camera!  Img_00468















I wear this ring almost daily along with a charm bracelet I made… I think they compliment each other extremely well. If you’d like to checkout Modnique, please click the link as it is my referral link. I’d love to get a little reward if you make a purchase, and you’ll love to get some great deals on high-end goods. Take a look and let me know what you think.

You can read more about my jewelry obsession when you get a chance. And, if you’d like to get me a gift may I suggest jewelry. :-)

Img_00470Disclosure: This IS NOT a paid post. Just a little about my love of all things bling.

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