9/12/15

Giveaway! HoMedics Quad Shiatsu Massage Cushion


 Welcome to the HoMedics Giveaway
Sponsored by HoMedics

Tired? Stressed? Sore? You'll love what the HoMedics Quad Shiatsu Massage Cushion can do to help you relieve it all! You won't have to worry about scheduling appointments because you can use this right in the comfort of your own home, whenever you want!

Features of the HoMedics Quad Shiatsu Massage Cushion with Heat:

  • Three different massage styles to suit your preferences: Percussion, kneading, or rolling. Percussion is the most intense, and rolling is the gentlest, and good for relaxing. Kneading provides a great deep muscle massage. 
  • Zone control: you have various options for massage zones. You can choose full back, upper back, or lower back. You can also choose spot for further customization.
  • Optional heat is great for sore muscles or colder days.
  • Custom width settings so that you get the massage you need.
  • Controls are on a hand unit connected with a wire. There is a little hanging pocket that you can slip it into.
  • Pretty, classy gray blends in with decor. Features a strap on the back to attach it to the chair. 
Enter to win one of your own using the form below!
Giveaway runs from 12 AM EST on 9.13- 11:59 PM EST on 9.26. Open to residents of the US age 18+. 

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9/11/15

20 Tips to Sell Your Home

Selling a home takes a bit more work than just putting a sign in your front yard. You don't need to do a $20,000 renovation, but there are some things you can do to make your home ready to show. Here are some tips to help you sell your home for top dollar. It's best to do all these things BEFORE your realtor comes to take photographs for your home listing, and then keep it this way until your house is sold.
1.
Pack away all personal items from shelves and the walls, such as photos, trophies, and certificates. You want potential buyers to imagine their own items in the house. This also helps to unclutter the walls, making rooms appear larger. Be sure to patch any little holes left in the walls from nails (white toothpaste works great!), then touch up with a dot of paint.
2.
A good rule of thumb is no more than two wall hangings per room, preferably just one in smaller rooms. Abstract art is your best choice because it doesn't depict anything that could be offensive to buyers. Don't spend a fortune! Instead, create your own (or let your kids help) by painting canvases purchased at any hobby shop.
3.
Pack up three-fourths of the kids' toys. Have the kids select only what they absolutely cannot live without for a few weeks, then put the rest in storage. (Once you're done with this list, most of your items will be already packed for the move and you won't be as overwhelmed on moving day!)
4.
Pack away most of your books. If you opt to leave a bookshelf in a room, put just a few stacked books of varying sizes on each shelf, accenting with a neutral knick-knack here and there like a small vase or statue. Be sure to dust and polish anything you're leaving in the house. Pack away the rest of your knick-knacks.
5.
It's best to have an off-site storage unit, but if you must store boxes or extra furniture on your property, opt for a locked shed in the backyard instead of stacking boxes in the garage, because a neat and clean garage is a big draw for male buyers. Pack away garage tools and bikes. Sweep and wash the garage floor.
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Pack away extra furniture pieces to make rooms look larger. Bedrooms should have a bed, a dresser or nightstand, and maybe one small book/toy shelf. Optimally, a family room should have a sofa and one chair, plus a single table. Bare essentials help the buyer imagine their own items in the home. Dust and polish any furniture you're leaving in the house.
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Clear off your kitchen countertops. Pack away all those small appliances you only use once in a while, then put the ones you use often inside a cabinet. Scrub the kitchen clean! Then set out a small bowl of fresh fruit. If your agent is having an open house, a plate of fresh cookies helps potential buyers remember your home's delicious scent and warm hospitality. Also, set the dining room table as if expecting guests.
8.
Clean, clean, clean. Clean everything! Wash down doors and baseboards, dust the upper corners of the ceiling to remove cobwebs, wash windowsills, and clean both inside and outside of your kitchen appliances. Remove everything from the front of the refrigerator. Hang a single towel (with a pop of color) on your oven handle or kitchen towel rack.
9.
Put away personal items in the bathrooms. Stow toothbrushes under the sink or in a drawer. The bathroom countertops should be clear, except for maybe a pretty candle or small vase of fresh flowers. Make sure clean towels are hung nicely on the towel bar. Layer the towels with a washcloth on top of a hand towel, on top of a bath towel.
10.
Scrub all stains out of the bathroom sink, toilet, and bathtub/shower. Shine up the fixtures. Make everything look new. It's much cheaper to clean, than to have the buyer talk you down in the price of the house because they think they need to replace old-looking bathrooms. Kitchen and bathroom conditions can make or break a home sale!
11.
If you have rooms painted in dark colors, like black, dark blue, or red, you should paint them a neutral color. Buyers don't want to have to paint. Soft, light colors make rooms appear larger, where dark colors tend to close in a room. Each room should emit brightness, cleanliness, and roominess. If you already have neutral colors on the walls, but the walls appear tired, save time and money by simply painting the baseboards a bright white and it will make the whole room look fresh again.
12.
Wash the window curtains, wipe down slatted blinds, and wash the windows both inside and out. Make sure to open all the curtains to let in natural light during home showings. Opt for white curtains instead of dark curtains. Or go for the no-curtain look.
13.
Tidy up your closets because buyers will be looking to see how much storage is in the home. Pack away clothes and shoes that are out of season or seldom worn, to make closets look bigger. Pack the extra clothes in the suitcases and put them in storage. Arrange remaining clothes nicely on hangers. If it looks like your items won't fit nicely, buyers will assume the home isn't large enough for their own items.
14.
Clean the carpets. If you don't own a carpet cleaner, you can rent one for a small fee. Dirty, stained carpeting turns buyers off instantly. Keep carpets vacuumed and floors swept while your house is on the market. Don't forget to clean the fireplace front, hearth, and inside.
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Make sure each room has a contrasting pop of color. Whether it's a turquoise vase in the bathroom, a red throw pillow on the sofa, or a folded bright yellow blanket at the foot of the bed, make sure there is something to tell buyers your house has style. A small pot or vase of flowers can spruce up even a laundry room.
16.
Don't neglect the front and back patios. Invest in a new welcome mat for $20. If you have lots of patio furniture, put some in storage to make the gathering area look bigger. Put up anything rusted, broken, or showing age.
17.
Mow and edge the lawn. Weed the garden beds and add some new mulch on top if yours is looking old and tired. Cut off low-hanging tree branches. Plant some pretty flowers in a flowerbed near the front door, or in a flowerpot near the front door.
18.
If you have pets, you have a pet smell in your house. Buyers will notice. Choose cleaning products that combat pet smells. Put away pet beds during the day. Keep litter boxes (and backyards) cleaned up daily. Be sure to double-check before house showings!
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Whether you have pets or not, freshen up the air in your home with scented candles, oil diffusers, plug-in outlet fragrances, or candle tart warmers. Choose a citrus fragrance like lemon for a clean smell, or choose a fresh baking scent like vanilla to appeal to buyers.
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Lock up your valuables, jewelry, weapons, and important paperwork. Turn off all your electronics (tvs, computers, etc.) before showings. Leave lights on in the living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms right before showings. The message you want to give to buyers is "Welcome to your new home!"

Saving Precious Peek-a-Boo Moments Forever

Disclosure: I was compensated for my post.
There are so many precious moments you share with your little ones as they begin to grow, and then, in an instant, those moments are gone. There is now a way to preserve the delight of your child playing Peek-a-Boo forever! Created specifically for iPhone, iPod, and iPad, the Peek-a-Boo Game engages children in this timeless game and creates a lasting memory of their live reactions on video.
Parents can share the videos on social media sites such as Facebook and YouTube, or email them to family and friends. Peek-a-Boo allows parents to customize the images the child sees, by selecting the avatar and sound that their child sees. Parents can even create avatars with faces familiar to the child, like parents or grandparents, in the premium version, which also allows parents to create their own sounds. What a wonderful way for children to interact with parents who are away on business trips or military deployments!

The game operation is simple so that even very young children can interact...just a tap of the avatar begins the game of Peek-a-Boo. Children will want to play over and over again! Peek-a-Boo develops cognitive skills in children, as they begin to learn important concepts such as object permanence, hand-eye coordination, and cause and effect. In addition, tapping on other items in the living room screen allows children to explore the other items to further develop their cognitive skills. Future updates to Peek-a-Boo will even include other rooms where children can play and learn. It's the perfect first game for the children of our digital age, and parents get to save every precious moment of it!
Download Peek-a-Boo today
for your iPhone, iPod, and iPad! 
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9/10/15

Giveaway! Paper Pumpkin "Chalk It Up To Love" #DIY #Craft Kit

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
I used to look around at all the wonderful things other people created and I wished I could get creativity in a box. Now I can...with Paper Pumpkin! This wonderful craft subscription box comes to my door every month, filled with everything I need to create beautiful cards, gift boxes, and more!
This month's kit is the "Chalk It Up To Love" kit and it contains the supplies to create three gorgeous gift boxes and six lovely gift cards. The all-occasion theme includes polymer stamps that feature four messages: with love, with sympathy, for you, and hello, plus decorative stamps.
Each craft kit comes with complete instructions too! I used the Whisper White Craft Stampin' Spot Ink to stamp the messages onto all the chalkboard tags. Since Paper Pumpkin is a division of the Stampin' Up! company, I know my supplies are always top quality.
The six card bases feature two different designs and are creased for easy folding. Six envelopes also come in this month's kit, so they are ready for giving or mailing.
The die-cuts are pre-cut so they are easy to punch off the sheet. Then I used the provided 3-dimensional adhesive dots to adhere the banners to the front of each card.
Once my stamped chalkboard tags were dry, I attached them to the front of each banner on the cards. In just a few minutes, I created six gorgeous gift cards!
The three gift boxes come ready to fold. Their special design doesn't even require any adhesives to make. I love the gold foil polka dots all over each box!
The Chalk It Up To Love Kit comes with 2 yards of black ribbon, to be cut to wrap around each box. The pink die-cut flowers can be rolled around a pencil to create a 3-dimensional, triple-stacked flower for the top of the box.
I curled each edge of each flower, then used a 3-dimensional adhesive dot in the center of the bottom two flowers, stacking them so the petals alternated in layers.
There are three long, black fringe pieces to create an amazing flower stigma for the center of each flower.
Attaching the flower stigma with a 3-d adhesive dot, I created this beautiful piece. Honestly, it's kind of a toss-up whether the gift is as pretty as the box it's going to come in!
I attached the flower to the top of the gift box, selected a stamped gift tag to go on the box, and it's ready to give. YOU can create incredible things like this too! Visit Paper Pumpkin today and sign up for your monthly subscription box. Follow Paper Pumpkin on Pinterest for even more great ideas!
Give a gift subscription to Paper Pumpkin this holiday season and she will remember you fondly all year long!

Enter to win the Chalk It Up To Love kit!
Just fill in the giveaway form below. Open to US residents, ages 18 and older. Giveaway ends on 9/20/2015. Good luck!

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9/8/15

Weekly Giveaway Linky - Wednesday Wealth (September 9-15)

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Bloggers Wanted! A Beary Merry Holiday Giveaway Hop

Join LeahSay's Views and Planet Weidknecht

for the "Beary Merry Holiday Hop Event"

The event will run December 15th - January 1st, 2015.
The Beary Merry Holiday Hop event is not "themed"

When you add your blog home page link below, you have agreed to the following:
And yes, some of the things listed should be standard, and we've removed blogs from events for not following our simple rules. If you have a question about a prize being acceptable, please ask.

Post your own dedicated giveaway for this event, from December 15, 2015, at 12:01 a.m. until January 1, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Your Giveaway may be self-sponsored (with a gift card or PayPal ONLY *no exceptions*) or company-sponsored (prize shipped directly from the sponsor to the winner). Giveaway prize must be family friendly and valued at a minimum of $25.00.
Blogs without a giveaway post live at 9:00 a.m. on December 15th with ALL requirements, or it will be removed from the linky. Sign up close on December 13, 2015.

***You are not required to post in advance of the giveaway event, HOWEVER... if you would like to help promote and bring in more participants, please place the event button in your side-bar, and link back to this post so others can join the fun.

Please also join the Weidknecht Events Facebook Group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/WeidknechtEvents/

Your giveaway post on December 15th must include the following:
Beary Merry Holiday Event Button
Links (nofollow) to the hosts:
     LeahSay's Views and Planet Weidknecht (LeahSay is one word)
The provided linky "showing/listing" the links to all participating bloggers.
Your giveaway description, along with a photo of the NEW prize, and your contest form.

Giveaway Hop reminder and linky code will be provided at least one day before the hop begins, by email (make sure you double check your email when signing up) and in the Weidknecht Events Facebook Group.

Questions can be directed to [email protected].

Join the fun and promote your product with a great group of bloggers!
If you'd like to see your product showcased in this event or other events hosted by LeahSay's Views and Planet Weidknecht, please contact me at [email protected]

Bloggers! Join the Sweet Holiday Memories Giveaway Hop

Join LeahSay's Views and Planet Weidknecht

for the "Sweet Holiday Memories Hop Event"

The event will run November 15th - December 1st, 2015.
The Sweet Holiday Memories event is not "themed"

When you add your blog home page link below, you have agreed to the following:
(And yes, some of the things listed should be standard, and we've removed blogs from events for not following our simple rules. If you have a question about a prize being acceptable, please ask.)

Post your own dedicated giveaway for this event, from November 15, 2015, at 12:01 a.m. until December 1, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Your Giveaway may be self-sponsored (with a gift card or PayPal ONLY *no exceptions*) or company-sponsored (prize shipped directly from the sponsor to the winner). Giveaway prize must be family friendly and valued at a minimum of $25.00.
Blogs without a giveaway post live at 9:00 a.m. on November 15th with ALL requirements, or it will be removed from the linky. Sign up close on November 13, 2015.

***You are not required to post in advance of the giveaway event, HOWEVER... if you would like to help promote and bring in more participants, please place the event button in your side bar, and link back to this post so others can join the fun.

Please also join the Weidknecht Events Facebook Group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/WeidknechtEvents/

Your giveaway post on November 15th must include the following:
Sweet Holiday Memories Event Button
Links (nofollow) to the hosts:
   LeahSay's Views and Planet Weidknecht (LeahSay is one word)
The provided linky "showing/listing" the links to all participating bloggers.
Your giveaway description, along with a photo of the NEW prize, and your contest form.

Giveaway Hop reminder and linky code will be provided at least one day before the hop begins, by email (make sure you double check your email when signing up) and in the Weidknecht Events Facebook Group.

Questions can be directed to [email protected].

Join the fun and promote your product with a great group of bloggers!
If you'd like to see your product showcased in this event or other events hosted by LeahSay's Views and Planet Weidknecht, please contact me at [email protected]

Phuse Beauty Products - Glam and Friendships

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Shopping is fun. Shopping for beauty products is more fun. Shopping for beauty products with your friends is the most fun of all! Phuse Beauty just brought shopping home, right into your living room, so you can shop with all your friends. I believe the internet has gotten in the way of social lives, enticing us to live through "online friendships" but Phuse Beauty has found a way to help us reconnect with old friends and make new friends.
Their line of glam beauty products are glam and personable, with a flair for making vanity fun. Can you see yourself giggling with your friends over names like Hydration Head Case Shampoo or Repairman Conditioner? Phuse Beauty products are carefully formulated into fabulous products that you will love. One of my favorites is the 11 Things I Love About You Leave In Conditioner. My curls are loving the Knot Anymore Comb too! I am very impressed with the Phuse Beauty products that I've been testing out and recommend you try them too.
Make the shift in social shopping with products that include Phuse hair dryers, hair irons, combs and brushes, makeup brushes, tools like the Pluck It Tweezers, and many more. Phuse is a brand new company and if you're looking for a fabulous way to gather your friends together, you can host a party in your living room, or earn money by getting in on the ground floor as a sales consultant. Feeling a bit shy? You can shop Phuse online at www.phusebeauty.com. But it's always more fun to get together with your girl friends!
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