Oct 20, 2012

Oct 20 - ABC - What has been your favorite job?

I would have to say my favorite job "outside of the house" would be when I was younger in my late teens working at Toys R Us during the holiday season!! I loved that to see the parents buying all the cool toys.

Another one would have to be my first job "outside of the house" which was working as a carhop at Sonic. I love Sonic, always have and will and that was a great job because there every night after work I would have my tips that I made from my shift and I loved have money every day!

My favorite job working in my home office is of course me being a customer service rep. Love it! I love working here in my home office and working the hours that I want and need too and not having to worry about rushing around in the morning getting ready or fighting the traffic to work etc. Wouldn't change it for the world!








My adventures as a Work at home mom -Being a Virtual Assistant

Being a Virtual Assistant is a wonderful thing. I have been working here at home for over 12 years now! I started back when the kids were smaller and yes while it was a challenge to work at home as a customer service rep is what I first started out doing it, I made it work. I was determined more then ever to make a living here at home and I have for the most part. Yes I took a break now and then but I always go back to it.
I love the convenience of it all. I love that I know what to do and don't have someone looking over my shoulder so to speak when I'm working and if something comes up, I can jump up and go handle it and then back to work.
Now not with all work at home jobs you can do that. And don't fall for the jobs that say that they are work at home jobs but they are in reality a work at home "opportunity/business opportunity" those are the ones where you usually end up paying a monthly fee or a one time fee etc. Don't do that, there isn't a reason to do that!
The only time that I paid for anything that was legit, is when I joined the company where I do the recruiting and yes I paid for it and I am still involved in it..not that much here lately but I am still getting emails and updates etc from them.
What you want to do is be an "Independent contractor" but again don't fall for the fees. Some won't tell you that they have fees or maybe they don't, maybe its where you have to "purchase" things each month. Don't fall for that because again that isn't a job where you work at home that's a business opp where you have to spend more money to make little money!!
When I first started this adventure it was back before my youngest son was around that was almost 14 years ago. I was doing the envelope stuffing and the make crafts from home and all that stuff where you worked and did things on your kitchen table and actually got things in your mailbox and not email.
Through the years I've grown and in a big way!! My first legit work at home job was with 1800flowers.com and just so you all know, they are a great company to work with/for. They had great people that trained you on things back when I started with them and it was only a week or two of training and it was paid! So that was great and I worked during one of the busiest times...Mother's Day! I loved it and that's what got me into looking for more legit jobs like that.
I have since then been a customer service rep for other smaller companies and I have worked as a virtual assistant and admin through out the years.
You have to start small..can't just jump in and expect everything to come to you.  You have to have determination and also discipline!!
So I think this is where I'm going to end this and in my next one, I'm going to make a series of blogs about working at home and will start where I left off...having determination and discipline..takes a lot of strength to do both of those things!
Have a great day

Oct 19, 2012

Big Tex catches on fire!!

Dang it!! I just heard about this and its a horrible sad thing!! I remember going to the fair every year with my grandfather...I haven't been there in years...a sad thing to happen....it was going on 60 years or Big Tex and now he's gone...Here's the article about it  Big Tex on fire




Surprise for me!! A 2nd box of FREE chocolates!!



Earlier this week, I did my review on the box of chocolates that I received from Asher's Chocolates.
Well to my complete surprise today I got a surprise from UPS...another box of Chocolates from Asher's Chocolates!! How awesome is that?!! I am completely in awe of this company!! I am in shock! They are really an awesome company to send me out another box to thank me for the review that I did. I appreciate them and they will definitely be getting my business in the future!!


I appreciate them very much. I do love there chocolates. They are delicious and I highly recommend them for yourself and or for a chocolate lover loved one!!
Thank you Asher's Chocolates!!  
   

Oct 19 - ABC - What are some family traditions you practice now or want to start practicing?

We have our own family traditions now that our family doesn't live where they use too and we've lost family members etc.

Me, hubby (not for much longer) and our 4 kids will continue the tradition of getting together on the holidays. Thanksgiving and Christmas me and the kids are always in the kitchen making things.

There are things that my only daughter and I like to make and then there are things that my youngest son and I like to make. The other 2 well they aren't into baking/cooking etc like the other 2 are so they help with some things but not as much into the baking like the others are.

We will continue spending time together and listening to holiday music and spending time together baking and talking and just enjoying being together.



Kindle Cash Flow 2.0 is finally here!!!!





Hey there everyone, I wanted to share with all of you a great way to bring in some great money!! 

I've been working from home as a customer service rep for over 12 years so I know what it takes first hand to work from home and make a living doing so.

I came across this and wanted to share it with all of you.... I think its pretty awesome!!

It just fully Launched a few days ago on the 16th!! Get in on this while its still hot and new!!

Take a listen and see what you think about it   Kindle Cash Flow 2.0










Put it on Paper Giveaway Announcement!!!

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I am participating in the FREE Put It On Paper Giveaway Event Cost: FREE with announcement post Giveaway open to: US Only Event Dates: TBA FREE Link Options: Twitter AND Facebook To Sign Up visit Put It On Paper and fill out the form.


Reviewing Books something cool or Bloggers





I review for BookSneeze®


If you like reading and also like giving your opinion about the books that you read, check out Book Sneeze!! 

Its a great site for Bloggers to get on there, sign up in just a couple o minutes and then you get to pick out a book to read and review...and the best thing about it...its FREE! You get FREE Books/E-Books!!

I will be doing my review on this book within a week or so. Can't wait to get started reading it and do the review on it :)




Pretty Little Liars: Got a Secret, Can you Keep it? Giveaway Announcement!!



The ABC Family Series, Pretty Little Liars is a hit among girls of all ages!! From teens to us grown-up ladies that enjoy the series as well. 

Mommy and 4 Peas in a PodA Spectacled OwlThe Dirty Floor Diaries, and Life According to Amanda are giving away Season 1 & 2 of Pretty Little Liars in celebration of the Pretty Little Liars Halloween Special (October 23rd- 8/7CST).

Pretty Little Liars: Got a Secret, Can you Keep it? Giveaway is going to be up and going from Oct 22nd-31st.

US residents can win the DVD set and residents outside of the US will be able to win $50 paypal cash.

We are seeking other bloggers to be on the Raflecopter form so if your interested, sign up today!! 

Free Facebook link with the Announcement Post.

Additional links $1 each

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True Blood Halloween Swag Bash Giveaway!!!

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True Blood Halloween Swag Bash Giveaway *** ENTER NOW ***

The True Blood Halloween Swag Bash Giveaway is finally here!! Make sure you enter today! There are some great prizes in this one to be given away!! 

Please make sure and do us all a favor and don't cheat!! The only one that you will be cheating is yourself! All entries will be checked/validated!! So make is right and enter today for a great chance to win these fantastic prizes!!

  • - Officially licensed Merlotte's Bar Set (Pitcher & Glasses)
  • - Officially licensed True Blood Cookbook
  • - Officially licensed True Blood 'No Biting Allowed'  Fangtasia T-Shirt       (available in Men's and Women's sizes)
So what are you waiting for??? Enter now and good luck!

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Announcement! BLOGGER OPP!!

Here’s what it will look like:

Title: “12 Days of Christmas Giveaways Free Blogger Opp!


Welcome to the “12 Days of Christmas Giveaways 2012”!

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways 2012 is hosted by A Spicy Boy, A Cat, and My Fat Ass. This is the third year that this event is running, and with each passing year it just gets bigger and bigger! This is a fun holiday event that can be joined in by many bloggers in a couple different ways. Create a post promoting this event and get a free Facebook or Twitter link!

How the event works...

It runs from December 1st to the 20th. All reviews/giveaways get listed between the 1st to the 12th, so there's fun giveaways every day being launched. The greater value items and gift certificates get listed closer to the end of the 12 days, with each day getting better. Sounds like fun doesn't it? A nice spin off of the famous 12 Day's of Christmas book.

The MAIN Giveaway event will happen on A Spicy Boy, A Cat, and My Fat Ass, and contains over 30 total giveaways. If you wish to join in and host your own giveaway (only one is needed) for the event, you’re gladly welcome to join in. If you do so, you will get a free Facebook and Twitter link under my Rafflecopter for every giveaway. You will also be added to a Linky that will get posted on every giveaway, even other bloggers joining in this portion. (An announcement blog post for the event is still required for this option.)

For those of you who don’t wish to find your own sponsors for a giveaway... don’t worry, you can join in still...

Free Option –
To be eligible for this option you need to create a blog post announcing sign-ups for 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways 2012, and submit your link (in the document below). When filling out the sign-up form, let me know you posted and shared the link to your post. This option will get you your first link free. If you choose the free option you can still purchase other options.

Other Options –

  • $5.00 – for Facebook and Twitter Link (For those that don’t want to post an announcement post, or people without a website/blog). 
  • $2.00 – for Each additional Link (up to 3.) 
  • Host pages are $10.00 (Pages that Twitter, Facebook, etc. will be placed on.) 
  • Co Host spots are $25.00: Co Host spot includes link back to your blog, 5 links and a host page. 
  • All bloggers that pay for their links will be moved up on the Rafflecopter!
Payments should be sent via PayPal to kimmie_1980@hotmail.com

There is a Facebook setup group to help keep everyone updated and connected on what’s going on. Feel free to request access: https://www.facebook.com/groups/452968988086618/

There will be a limit of 100 bloggers, so make sure to act fast! You can find the sign up form here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHZ1SkVZeHcyVGJOcHNad3lTYTQyckE6MQ#gid=0

Ella Bella Boutique Giveaway!! 10/19-10/29




Hello and welcome to Ella Bella Boutique giveaway. This is a sponsored giveaway, where the wonderful sponsor donated a beautiful necklace pictured below to one lucky winner.

I think that this is a fantastic giveaway!! Absolutely LOVE the necklace! Good luck to everyone who enters!! :) 


This giveaway runs from 10/19 to 10/29. Once the giveaway closes I will draw a winner and verify it, once the winner is verified they will have 24 hours to respond to my(RFLNHM) email I sent them. This giveaway is open to US citizens only.


If you have any questions please write me at rantingsfromlilnhailsmom@Hotmail.com and I will try to respond to as soon as I can. Thank you and good luck !









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Queen of Random is not responsible for prize or shipment of said prize. Thank you for entering and good luck !


















Oct 18, 2012

Deals for Baby :)

If your looking for some great deals for baby, check out this awesome discount... you not only get 10% off but you also get Free Shipping on all orders over $100!! That's a pretty good deal!! Think of all the stuff you can get and save 10% and not have to worry about the shipping because its FREE for orders over $100!! BabyBunch is where you can get all things for baby. And they have some great Organic things!! Check them out today and let me know what you think of them!! :)

You can also check this out and get up to 70% off of Retail from MyMiracleBaby they also have some pretty awesome deals!! Its a great time to be shopping and saving or the upcoming holidays. They have a ton of great things and very nicely priced for baby :)




Oct. 18 - ABC - Write about a childhood family tradition.

Since its close to the upcoming holiday season, I will write about it.

The childhood family tradition that I remember is our family would always no matter what get together for Christmas. Everyone would go over to my aunt's house and then we would load up in several vehicles and head over to my grandparent's house.

We lived 4-5 hours away in my later teenage years so it would be a trip for us to go see them each year. My aunt and grandparents lived in the same town and my uncle and cousins were all there so it wasn't that big of a deal or trip for them but for us it always was and it never failed EVERY year we would always forget something!















Fall Apple Festival Giveaway!! 10/17-11/1

I am happy to share with you all a great giveaway!! If you love apples then this one is for you!! Enter today!! Good luck to each of you!!


Have you heard the news? It's apple season here in the United States! If you are someone who loves apples (& delicious desserts like apple pie) this is the time to pick fresh apples from your local orchard, or find some great deals on apples at your local grocery store. If you are a Pinterest addict like us, discounted apples also means you can try all the delicious apple recipes being pinned without spending a small fortune on apples!

To celebrate the start of the Apple Season, Budget Earth and Mew Review are having their own Fall Apple Festival and you are invited! All of your favorite blogs are pitching in to offer our readers some great apple themed prizes, like a Collector's Edition of Apples to Apples AND an Apple Scented Soy Candle! While we may not be able to give all of our readers free hayrides and homemade treats, we hope you do enjoy our small festival! To learn more about this family game, check out Mew Review's review of Apples to Apples!


Welcome to the Fall Apple Festival Giveaway

To enter, click on the Rafflecopter below. Before entering, here is what you need to know about this awesome giveaway!
  • 1 Lucky winner will win a Collectors Edition Copy of Apples to Apples. Another winner will receive an Apple Scented Soy Candle.
  • Giveaway starts October 17th and ends November 1st at 12:01 am.
  • US Residents Only.
  • Winner Will Be Notified Through Email & Will Have 48 Hours to Respond Before a New Winner is Chosen.
  • Winner be chosen through Rafflecopter via Random.com.
  • Must Be 18 Years or Older to Enter Giveaway.
  • All entries will be verified.
  • Only 1 Person Per Household May Enter aka NO MULTIPLE ACCOUNT ENTRIES.
  • Entering the Rafflecopter Means You Agree to All Terms.
  • Good Luck Everyone!
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Make Money Blogging!!


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Hey there everyone, just wanted to share this with you. They have some great opportunities that come up for you to work on and they pay pretty good so if your looking to get your blog out there more and like writing and making money doing what you love...Blogging then check this out!! I've been doing it for years and I absolutely LOVE it!! So join me if you like!!
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I will always Love you - today's video

Oct 17, 2012

Oct. 17 - If you could have one free service in your home every day what would it be?

Ok this one is easy..a MAID!! Is that a service?? HECK YES!! LOL..so yea that would be the one service that I would want free. Otherwise it would be the electric! That is the highest bill in my home, might as well get it free!

What would be the free service that you would want?




Staree - Make $$$ with your pics & vids!!

Hey there everyone, I wanted to share something with you all that I think is pretty awesome and just came across....its called Staree and here is my page Its pretty easy to do, you can connect with both Twitter and Facebook and upload your pics and videos on there. Looks and sounds pretty awesome so I'm giving it a go!!

Mario Lopez is doing it, so since I love him, I thought ok i he loves it then it must be good and I'm giving it a go, so why don't you join us?? Just takes a minute to get your profile up and then connect with Facebook and Twitter if you choose :)

Have a great day and hopefully see you on Staree





Free Blogger Event!! Tech Lovers Christmas!!


Sell Back your Books!!

Do you have books sitting around that you've done read and they are now just sitting there collecting dust?? Or maybe you have school/college books that you have no use for anymore? Well why not sell them and get paid fast and with direct deposit?? Check it out today and see what you can do with those books sitting around collecting dust and taking up space!



Sell your textbooks at www.sellbackbooks.com


My Review on Asher's Chocolates :)


I received my box of Asher's Milk & Dark Chocolate Assortment on Friday. I was first wondering what in the world by the huge box that they shipped it in. I opened it and they had packed the box of chocolates inside an ice chest with a big ice pack in there to help keep them from not melting. That is a great way to ship such fragile things. I thought that was a great idea to do that to ensure they wouldn't melt.




I opened the box and I chose my first piece of chocolate, I picked one of the ones that was square, it had pecans and caramel in it. It was so delicious..I took small bites and I have to say..its the best chocolate I have ever tasted! It's so rich but yet not to where they over do it...its just the perfect amount of milk chocolate over the caramel and nuts. I loved it! The one I had was at the bottom on the left side...sooo good!! I had another one that was again milk chocolate and it was one with coconut! I absolutely love coconut!!

When my kids came in from school I let them each have one and they each said it was good and mouth watering! It left them begging me for another one! I still have some left and I have been enjoying each of them that I have ate. I like the way that the ones wrapped in the gold and red wrappers are chocolate covered cherries....Delicious!!!!

If you have anyone on your list for the upcoming holidays that is a chocolate lover, I would definitely consider going to Asher's and ordering them a box of chocolate!! 







Oct 16, 2012

My YouTube Channel

My youtube Channel is Lisa2900
 
 
  
 

Videos on gameplay

I love playing Role playing games like Guild Wars 2 and Torchlight 2 and a few others so I am going to make some videos of me playing those games and share them on my youtube channel. I was thinking that way the ones that haven't played them and don't want to spend the money on the game without knowing what the games are like (some are free others aren't) some want to know what a real person has to say about the game and WAtch gameplay.
 
I know that there are others out there doing this, but they are big companies and I think that sometimes they are biased so to speak on certain games that they review because some of them, all I ever hear is good reviews, nothing bad or negative really..so I am going to be working on that as well and do the gameplay and show you what games are out there that are fun to play and help you relax  
 
  
 

Manners??!!

I heard about this in a group that I'm in and just thought I would share it to see what your opinions are on the matter...
I have been putting up some giveaways and here pretty soon (today or tomorrow) I'm going to be announcing my own giveaway..so that is another reason why I'm writing this...
This morning in a group someone had chose a person to win a prize and when she did this, she sent them an email and said something to the effects of please respond within 48 hours. She gets an email back from the person...it was blank!! Really?? You are going to send back an empty email to a person that is going to be sending you a prize that you won. Really?? Where are your manners?? That is just rude, disrespectful and completely ridiculous!! That is one of my pet peeves, if you don't use manners then you don't deserve things especially when its dealing with a giveaway. I mean come on!! Really how long does it take to send back an email with a simple Thank you, I'm excited for winning, or I appreciate it or something!! Anyway, the lady sent her the prize (code) back in an email and still nothing!
When I hold my giveaways its going to be mandatory I think to have manners and I'm not asking for a paragraph of kissing up saying thank you or something I just want a simple thank you appreciate it or something to that effect good grief!!
Ok enough of the griping but goodness Really??
What's your opinion/thoughts on this??
Should someone that won a giveaway have to be polite enough to at least say thank you or does it not matter??
  

You Make Me Wanna... - Usher

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I think that this is a great idea and offer!! I know for me that when the kids start college they will each need there own pc and then for the fun part of things, you can get an XBOX 360 for free!!

This isn't some sort of crazy offer, its legit from the Microsoft store!!

That would be an awesome way to get Christmas!! I'm thinking about doing that. Getting my oldest son a computer for college next year and then maybe keeping the 360 for the family to play...



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20% off of Blinds!!!

I am looking forward to getting some new things for the front room. Right now we are in need of blinds!! So I wanted to share with you all what I found and hope that it will come in handy for you too when your buying your new blinds and wanting to save money too!!

Get 20% off all Graber Products! Use promo code Graber20.

Here are some great Wood Blinds and if you aren't sure that they will go with your furnishings, then you can always order a sample!! I love that because it might look great looking at the pics online and then if you order them and they aren't what you expected that would be bad, so order a free sample and see what they look like ahead of time!


Coupons on my fanbook page!! Get yours today!!

Hey there everyone, I just added coupons to my Fanpage Check it out!!

I am beginning to love the fanpage even more everyday as I'm learning what else I can do with it and add on it!! Enjoy!


Oct 15, 2012

Ella Bella Boutique Announcement

Hi I am hosting another wonderful giveaway this time for a beautiful necklace from Ella Bella Boutique. The necklace up for grabs is pictured below. To Sign up for this giveaway you just have to write an announcement post, just copy and paste the picture below with a link to this sign up form. For writing the announcement post you get 2 free links, facebook,twitter or pinterest. All other links such as email, picket fence, etc are 1.00 a piece sent to lillysshower.com

If you would like to co-host then it will be 5.00 with up to 10 links in the rafflecopter, one mandatory to enter give-away. Also a button on my side bar for 3 months.
If you have any questions please write me at rantingsfromlilnhailsmom@Hotmail.com
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Power of Pink Ribbons Announcement!! Blogger Opp



"Grand Event-Power In Pink Ribbon's" 10/26

The Grand Finale to this months Breast Cancer Awareness Event and Giveaway
is being Dedicated To Denise Dobs a mother, wife friend and associate that
many of us lost this last January, to the courageous battle with breast cancer
R.I.P. to all those that have lost loved ones. Our Blessings are with those 
that are currently  combating cancer and those that are survivors!!!

Now! We are looking for 50 bloggers that want to
help promote this final Breast Cancer Awareness Event!
"Power In Pink Ribbon's"
There will be 3 Winners For This Event and over $300.00 
in Prizes for This Final Event
Bloggers you will have "2 Free Links" As a Thank You For
Helping Raise Awareness Plus
By Promoting This Event On Their Blog
Dont Wait Signups Will Close On Oct 25th


"Power In Pink" Event Starts Oct 26 to Nov 2nd
You can read all the details and

Signup Now (Click Here)

PrintCopia Giveaway!! 10/15-31st open to US/Canada

It's My Party is hosting a Printcopia Giveaway!

1 Winner will score a beautiful prize - one 8 x 10 canvas print from Printcopia.com.  
Transform Your Photos at Printcopia! Turn your favorite photos into beautiful pieces of art. Printcopia uses the highest quality material canvases and inks to ensure that your artwork will look great and last a lifetime. If you're looking to decorate your home or office, their canvas prints offer an excellent solution to liven up any space. Below are some samples of Printcopia's high-quality canvas prints.


The beautiful prize is sponsored by: Printcopia

Enter to Win! This giveaway will run from October 15 12:01 am - October 31 11:59 pm EST

 

Open to US and Canada Only.


Please allow the Rafflecopter form to load below. There are 3 mandatory steps to be able to access the entry form for the giveaway.

 
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Good luck and thank you for joining!

Good luck to everyone that enters!!

Disclaimer: This blog did not receive payment from the sponsor for this event, nor will be responsible for the shipment of prize. The prize will be shipped from the sponsor's end. All entries will be verified.

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