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A domestic goddess, I am not.  If I won the lottery, I’d gladly pay a full-time housekeeper to busy herself with the dishes, dusting, and such things.  Need evidence?  It took me a year to figure out that the green “low rinse” indicator light on my dishwasher did NOT mean I was using an eco-friendly setting. Instead, it was trying to tell me that my dishes craved Dishwasher Rinse Aid. [Read more…]

Tyndale Rewards updates bring more ways to earn free books

Tyndale Rewards supplies me with free books on a regular basis.  After I read them and share them with my little circle of reader friends, the freebie books get sent off to my grandmother, who loves to read clean romantic fiction.  Those free books really get a workout!  The great thing about this program is that you don’t have to be a blogger to reap the benefits.  ANYONE can join Tyndale Rewards for FREE.  How great is that?!   If you use my referral link to sign up, you’ll even get 25 free points (and I’ll earn 10).   UPDATE: the new site — My Reader Rewards Club — is now up and running. Here’s the signup link!  [Read more…]

How to get clean romance novels for free (or close to it!)

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Romance is lovely in books, but I need something more. By that, I don’t mean steamy scenes or graphic content. Instead, I like books that have a really interesting story with a romantic strand in that tale. You don’t have to spend a bundle on these, and in many cases it doesn’t even cost a penny. Check it out on – Read eBooks using the FREE Kindle Reading App on Most Devices.  I was surprised how many of my friends and family weren’t using it yet!  Here are a few of my favorites, many of which are currently free on Amazon.  Of course, that can change with the wind, so check before clicking submit. You can also get many free titles by joining Tyndale Rewards. Use my referral link to start with 25 points. Then complete a few surveys, or share your link on social media, to earn more points. Last month I redeemed for 5 free books!
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3 reasons to download the Chick-Fil-A One app

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Chick-Fil-A is the one restaurant my family can agree upon every single time.  We love it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and even snacking in between.  My daughter’s love for salads started with the CFA Asian salad, and now she gets the kale superfood side with her meals instead of fries.  A few months ago, I found out that our local CFA offered curbside pickup when you ordered on the app. Since we have a commute, I took advantage of this several times. Now, with the new Chick-fil-A One App, it’s even more rewarding to visit CFA!

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Iced coffee can earn you free Amazon gift codes!

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Attention coffee devotees…… If you drink iced or chilled bottled coffee, apply for Starbucks exclusive online community .  You do not want to miss this!  Through the free program,  you can provide your opinions and feedback directly to Starbucks decision-makers.  I love having an iced coffee to get me through the morning (or afternoon…) commute.  It’s a delicious way to treat myself during a busy day!   [Read more…]

FREE activities – perfect for spring break!

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Entertaining the kids can be a daunting task, especially when you don’t have the juice to keep even yourself going. Whether you’re trying to get the kids to stop watching so much TV, or you’re hosting the nieces and nephews for a weekend, here are some tips — and free activities — to keep you on your feet while they have fun!

  1. Get a new box of coloring pencils, stickers, and plenty of paper.  Have the kids draw outside on the patio or deck.  If necessary, give them a task — such as drawing the buds on a tree, or sketching birds that appear in the yard. Just make sure to have a sharpener handy for the coloring pencils, or the fun might be short-lived!

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Being An Athlete Is A Superpower #JustAKidFrom #spon @Powerade @Walmart

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My career in education allows me to cheer for lots of budding athletes.  JV football and basketball games develop the skills that take players to the collegiate arena.  One of my former students received a silver medal in the Paraolympics.  Being an athlete is a superpower! For all of my students, the biggest gift of support I can give falls within the bounds of encouragement. Sixth graders don’t always see that their skills can help them to earn scholarships and a ticket to their future.  I strive to help them realize those dreams, which can be attained by athletes at all levels. So when my own personal athletes came along, giving that same support was part of my parenting style.  Powerade was part of our daily routine as we drove countless hours to softball practice….

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PINCHme if I’m dreaming….free samples and more!

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I love the whole “Try before you buy” mentality.  It gives me a chance to get to know a product before making a commitment. Back in the day, I used to seek out individual product samples. Time consuming and tedious, that strategy didn’t usually work for me. Thanks to PINCHme, I non longer have to go out in search of the samples. Instead, PINCHme has taken the concept to a whole new level.  The site offers members a chance to try products, completely free of charge, in exchange for brief product-related feedback. Several samples are available, and members can usually choose two or three for their personal box. Sounds pretty great, doesn’t it? 

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If you have a Twitter account, you could be earning free gift cards!

Earn FREE gift cards with your Twitter account.

If you have a Twitter account, you could be earning free gift cards!  When you click on my referral link here, it takes you to a site called Advowire. It’s free to join, and easy to link up your social networks.  First, click the “Sign In” button and at the bottom left, it will ask you if you’re new to Advowire. Click it!

Your Twitter account could earn you FREE gift cards!

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Easy freebies — stocking stuffers, teachers, homeschool parents, and more!

I was browsing the Tyndale Rewards site today, and noticed that they have lots of new items that you can get FREE with points.  They’re easy freebies to grab since the points needed are so low.  Start out with 25 points when you use my link to sign up!  Then you can cash out for these goodies at only 10 and 15 points.  Nice!!   Even better, you can share the deal with your friends so that they can get these freebies, too.  Stash these away for stocking stuffers, Easter basket items, small gift ideas, or give to your church’s nursery leader!

Faith stickers -- FREE!!  Use my link to get 25 points

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