Sunday, May 21, 2017


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This is a SUPER HOT deal!   The Duress board game is listed on Amazon for $19.99. There is a coupon out for 99% off when you purchase it, so with coupon code:


it will take the cost down to TWENTY CENTS!  It is eligible for Prime Shipping as well!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Why you NEED to join Swagbucks

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I don't really remember how I first heard about Swagbucks.  I've been a member for about ten years, and I use it as my main search engine.  You could call that loyalty, I call it being a smart consumer.

The search engine is just as good as the big guys -- plus it even has a safe search mode so you wont' get unwanted items in your feed.

But the main reason I use it is for the SB. They can be redeemed for a number of things.  I usually choose Amazon gift cards, and I have gotten a Kindle with them back when Kindles were really expensive, paid for some of the bridesmaid dresses for my wedding with SB, and used some of my earnings for everyday purchases like Nepro when my mother was on dialysis.

So, Swagbucks can help you reduce expenses by allowing you to get free diapers, groceries, or even Christmas gifts.

Friday, May 19, 2017

5 Tips for Using Your Phone at Music Festival or Hobby Convention

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Growing up, I loved summer camp.  In fact, last year I took my husband to "family camp", and we had a blast.  I thought my summer camp days were over when I graduated high school but I learned there is so much more out there that I go to and experience -- and much of it is special interest related. This summer I am hoping to go to a church's general assembly so I can attend the alumni banquet for one of my colleges.  Next summer I hope to go to the national sweepstakes convention.

One thing I never leave behind, though, is my iPhone 7 plus from U.S. Cellular.  Because U.S. Cellular has nationwide coverage, I've had service from Maine to California and points in between.  (Yes, I know this for a fact -- I have traveled to both coasts and still have been able to keep in touch with friends.)  I'm not alone in using my phone to assist in planning my trips.  Nearly four out of five people do the same.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Book Review: You're Already Amazing

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Review of You're Already Amazing by Holly Gerth:

I like reading books for Christian women.  I honestly do, but many times I feel I can't relate to them.  I don't struggle with wondering if I'm "good enough" (I am), if I'm pretty enough (If looks matter that much, that person isn't someone I would want to have in my life), or if my feelings are okay (My mother always taught me you can't help your feelings.  They are what they are.) So many times I am thinking, "Are these the biggest issues facing Christian women today?" (I do think they are, but I just can't relate!)  That's how this book started -- me enjoying reading the book, but not much in it for me until. . .

Friday, May 12, 2017

What About the Women on Mother's Day

What about the women on Mother's Day who have been trying to conceive and can't?
What about the women on Mother's Day who have had a miscarriage (or several.)
What about the women on Mother's Day who have given a child up for adoption?
What about the women on Mother's Day who are a foster mom?
What about the women on Mother's Day who have dedicated their life to God in celibacy? (Nuns)
What about the women on Mother's Day who are a mother only because they were raped?
What about the women on Mother's Day who are in the process of adopting?
What about the women on Mother's Day who have had their only child pass away?
What about the women on Mother's Day whose child is in prison?
What about the women on Mother's Day who aren't married?
What about the women on Mother's Day whose own mothers are deceased?

Please keep in mind that Mother's Day causes pain and grief for multiple reasons.  Sometimes it's easier to stand when a church asks all mothers to stand.  Sometimes it's easier to miss church. After I was in a service where every adult woman but me went forward to receive a flower and the church was told how being a mother is God's highest calling for any woman, I have never, nor will I ever, attend church on Mother's Day again.

If you liked this post, please check out my other Mother's Day posts from previous years:

2016: Why I don't attend Church on Mother's Day
2015:  The Day I left Church in Tears
2014:  The Sting of Mother's Day