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Monday, July 6, 2015

@Swagbucks Shopping Invitational (Open to US, Canada, and UK)

Did you know that you can get loads of gift cards from shopping online? No.... I don't mean buying gift cards, but getting cash back when you do your online shopping! 
That's what Swagbucks is all about - For realsies - for every dollar you spend via Swagbucks Shop, you'll earn SB (each shopping trip varies in how much, but it can be from 1 SB per each dollar you spend or even all the way up to 40 SB per dollar...they change all the time). 
By shopping online at big retailers like Walmart,, eBay, Target, Best Buy & more, you're getting SB to turn into gift cards - I just cashed in my SB for another ebay gift card which, equated to zero out of pocket dollars for me when buying another fairy for Ms. Ma'am's fairy garden. 
Ms. Ma'am's ebay purchased (courtesy of my SB earnings) Fairy Garden friends
You can't see them because it's daylight, but she even has streetlights. 
But guess what? Swagbucks is giving you even more!
From now through Nov 30th on, when you make at least one (1) shopping purchase per month for 5 months (July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov), you'll receive a bonus: a 500 SB Swag Up Rebate! That rebate is enough for an additional $5 gift card on top of your normal Swagbucks shop earnings!! There's no minimum purchase amount, just shop as you normally do each month, and make sure to do it through Swagbucks.
If you earn the Swag Up, the 500 SB Swag Up Rebate will be available from December 1st through December 31st (just in time for Christmas Christmas shopping). 

So what are you waiting for? Sign up today and turn your online shopping into cash back and a 500 SB Swag Up Rebate!
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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Like Vegas, but not the travel? @Netbet has you covered

So obviously I have been gone for a while…a very long while. I can explain, really.
The becoming doctor Lucy and still being mom have both taken so serious time commitments. Here lately it’s been a real travel fest full of one hotel room after another. I’m not complaining. I rather like not doing laundry or making dinner myself. The whole wait on me thing is something I could totally get used to. However, I admit that quiet nights away from home can be a little boring at times.
It’s summer and a little sizzle is totally desirable ;0)
Though finding sizzle that doesn’t tax my 6am morning residency reserve can be a little challenging. I have found a bit of spark in online casino life though. I mean who knew that the bright lights of Vegas could be found in your jammies and at a fraction of the price?
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NetBet is one such online gaming site that has kept up with the evolution of casino life…for real.
They have a bit of everything - Online Blackjack is available in many versions; available in non-downloadable or downloadable versions. Traditional and new slot machines with slots of up to 50 lines, roulette-based casino games where you can win 7 times your bet and instant scratch cards.
My biggest must have in online casino gaming is security. Netbet assures that information provided by players when they create their accounts will remain strictly personal and confidential. Netbet will not sell, exchange and/or distribute any of this information to third parties. Netbet guarantees complete confidentiality and security and  always uses the latest public/private encryption methods, as well as a team of experts who maintain the casino's operations in order to protect clients' data.
I personally take comfort in there no virus guarantee and click, call or chat 24/7 customer service availability.
If you are tempted but not sure you can sign up for there no deposit promotion with Netbet’s online casino bonus asseen on tv
Just read the terms of use and then enter "NETBET" promotional code on your registration form and try your luck with your 25 free spins and enjoy the light ;0)
Must be 18 - age is verified.
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Friday, January 2, 2015

Popular bingo myths

Bingo is one of the fastest growing industries in the world of gambling. Several operators have come up with their own bingo sites which offer both free and real cash games. If you are yet to try out gambling online, you must be aware of few online gambling myths. Knowing these myths will surely help you decide what to believe and what not to. Take a look at some of the popular bingo myths below.
One of the myths about online bingo is that it may not be easy on our pockets. However, there are various bingo sites offering free games to £2 games. Hence, there are all sorts of bingo games in different ranges. Hence, this popular myth is debunked!
Another myth is that online bingo is associated only with housewives and older people. But this is really a rubbish myth followed as there are a mixed bag of players including youngsters, professionals, housewives- basically people of all walks of life. Though majority of the bingo section is dominated by women, there are even young players who are tech-savvy who indulge in bingo.
Many say bingo sites are scam! There are always few rotten apples in the basket. But that doesn't necessarily mean all sites are scam. It’s better to do some research before you join a site. Remember there are thousands of players across the world playing bingo online!
It has been told that in bingo there are no high gains and this can be seen by the amount of money the winners have got in the past. Online bingo offers much higher jackpots as opposed to the land-based counterpart.
Online bingo is sometimes considered unsafe, as the players have to share their banking details with the site. Bear in mind, the reputed bingo sites use the latest updated software that protects each and every player’s information. Rest assured you will be in safe hands when you play on a good bingo site.
The most recent hilarious and surprising rumor which is been circulated is that the game is not entertaining and stops players from socializing which is completely opposite to the fact. The reality, however, is in online bingo, players get an opportunity to make new friends through chat rooms. So this allegation is sarcastically wrong and clearly proves that in bingo one can get socialized.
Site like New Look Bingo have rightfully debunked all these myths. Register at New Look Bingo and start playing at one of the best bingo sites around!

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Got Swag? Get rewarded on the go ~ @Swagbucks

We're always on our phones when we're out ripping and running…tell me I’m wrong.
I do almost as much on my phone as I do my computer, some days I may do even more, but there are things that I have to wait to do or follow-up later when I can get back to my laptop. One such thing, used to be Swagbucks, but now? Notsomuch. Because if you are a U.S Swag user, Swagbucks now makes it easier to earn and be rewarded on the run with their crazy awesome app for Android phones and iOS! 
Just download the app (at Google Play or the App Store) and just like that, you're earning while waiting in the car rider line.
Both Swagbucks and SBTV (Ms. Ma'am and I watch movie trailers while I brush and braid her hair) make navigating between earning categories (Answer, Discover, Search and Watch via the SBTV app) amazingly easy. My favorite feature is that you can get Swag Code Alerts sent straight to your device. Since you can enter claim codes straight from your phone, you’ll never miss a Swag Code again :0)
You can even redeem rewards (can you say gift cards and Paypal cash?) and check your Swag Bucks balance right from the app.
Ohhh …don't forget that every Friday you can earn extra for Mobile Swag Bucks Day!
If you sign up right now you'd be able to earn gift cards that could pay for the holidays! I've been using Swagbucks for about three years now. At first I wasn't serious, but once I figured out that I could earn goodies for doing things online that I do anyway, I jumped on it. Once I downloaded the Swag app I really took off........Finally! Someone knows my worth! I've turned all those hours of homework, research, term papers, and bargain hunting into cash to use on whatever I want, gift cards for my favorite recipient (ME!) and saved a ton by using them to pay for my textbooks.
Are you Swagging yet? Why not? I mean, unless you like being strapped for cash around the holidays……just saying.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

The winter nasty, Four Thieves Essential Oil Recipe, Hot Tea, and Me Update

Yes, I’m poofing in after a long and blatantly obvious absence. I prefer sabbatical. It hasn’t been because I’m goofing off – okay, well, not 100% anyway.
It’s been with good reason. I will share, promise. Though, not today. I’ve actually got a desktop full of half written posts and post it notes of goodies for y’all, but it’s been a hectic time…becoming Dr. Lucy, isn’t such an easy feat. I’m working hard y’all….like, really, really hard.
Anyway, the reason for tonight dash in and dash out is that I’m gearing up for the winter nasty. Even though fall is just now standing at the door, I am far too aware that old man winter is right behind. Y’all have got to know that I’m feeling slightly depressed at the thought.
Among my many downright dark shades of blue animosity reasons my winter distain is that I can just forget about my bones being chilled… soul freezes and doesn’t thaw until well past spring, it’s a joy of southern living that I’m not sure that I will ever get used to. Of course, another reason to cringe at the ever lurking doom of the winter nasty is cold and flu season. Gross.
Which brings me back to why I popped in -- I’m putting together my essential oil to do list and on it is my “prevent people from getting sick, because it’s the one thing that they always share” potion.
Four Thieves -
If you aren’t familiar with four thieves the tale of four thieves is something to the effect that four men created a concoction from essential oils to protect themselves from the black plague. Yeah, okay that’s all fine and good. Whooped dee doo!
So the thieves part comes in because…yes, you guessed it. They were thieves. Thieves, that while remaining healthy, stole, pilfered, and pillaged for those who were afflicted by the plague.
When the thieving bandits were finally brought to justice, they were cut a little slack for sharing their secret plague fighting arsenal.
You can buy Four Thieves in a synergy blend or you can concoct your own. Which there are a number of recipes all over the internet; this is my accumulative version.
Four Thieves Essential Oil Recipe:
  • Dark-colored bottles with droppers or spray bottles - I use both
  • 80 drops Clove Essential Oil
  • 70 drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 40 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil – I will probably use cinnamon leaf, because it has more antiviral, natural antibiotic and antibacterial properties.
  • 30 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 20 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
  • **You can also add another antiviral type oil that suits your smell preference (i.e. lavender, cedarwood, tea tree), but that is completely up to you.
  • *Carrier oil of your choosing – I like primrose or grape seed because of the extra skin benefits for anti-aging and healthy glow :0)
*A carrier oil should be used for dilution if using topically – a few of the oils in this recipe are not recommended for neat application. Meaning, if you’re going to use it on your skin, you need to dilute it with carrier oil or your skin will suffer the consequences…Burns, rashes, over absorption. None of which are ever fun.
Mix oils in dark colored bottle with an air tight lid. Store in a cool dark place.
  • Diffuse a few drops in a warmer or cool mist diffuser. If you’re desperate, you can use your humidifier.
  • Use as a rub – rub to the chest or bottoms of the feet for daily illness protection
  • Distilled water as a room spray
  • Drop a few drops into hot bathwater for a flu fighting soak
Not all essential oils are safe for ingestion. While there is some controversy over brands, I personally use Young Living, Now Food (this is probably my most purchased, due to price, quantity, and quality in comparison to some other brands) and DoTERRA……….so far, I'm not dead. Just for the sake of all things good and holy DO NOT USE oils that are not 100% pure or strictly for aromatherapy. Not only do I imagine they taste like doo-doo, but lawd…you will probably kill over from intestinal explosions.  
Once you've made your batch of Four Thieves, try it in a tea with even more lemon for an even bigger ant-infectious-germicidal-bacterial beating punch.

Sorry, y'all. I know I found this on Google, but for my life I cannot find the source to give credit to. If you see it, PLEASE save my sanity and let me know where in Google Earth did you find it!

Four Thieves Tea
  • Big mug of hot water
  • Favorite tea blend. I prefer a chai or a black tea, because they cover some of the bitter flavors better.
  • 1 drop of Four Thieves
  • 2-3 drops of Lemon essential oil (this Four Thieves recipe has a lot of lemon, so do this to taste) orange might also be a nice addition and also has nome anti-antiseptic properties.
  • Sweeten with honey to taste (preferably raw or at least organic, I mean why chemical up your all natural concoction?).
Brew you tea, however dark or light you like it, drop in your essential oils, sweeten (or not) kick your feet up, curl up with a book, a blanket, your honey, or your cat and enjoy ;0)

Okay…so while I shouldn't have to tell you, I also don’t want peeps getting sick, suing me, or hating me. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose, replace the advice of your physician, or keep you from ever getting sick. I’m not a doctor. Yes, I will be one day, but not that kind. Use essential oils with caution, good judgment, and responsibly. While they are natural, they can be harmful if not used with care. Those little bottles are crazy powerful, so keep in mind that a little goes and extremely long way. If in doubt, consult your primary care or an essential oil professional. 

Stay healthy peeps…and I promise, I've got gobs to share and will be popping in and out with bit of random.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Science of Sleeping Skin: Night Creams for Fresh Faces

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There comes a point in a woman's life when a 'skincare routine' becomes an important part of the day. With a range of day creams, night creams, toners, cleansers and moisturizers available it can sometimes be difficult to navigate the world of healthy skin. While some women might think skin care is for more mature faces, many professionals suggest that women can begin using night creams as early as aged 25 to slow the effects of aging.
According to several dermatologists, regenerative creams work best at night as cellular activity is heightened between the hours of 2:00am and 4:00am. During this time skin actively attempts to recuperate from any damage it may have suffered and night creams work to enhance this activity. Products like Olay's Regenerist Night Cream blend function and branding by clearly stating the benefits right in the name. Night creams can range dramatically in price but many brands found at the local pharmacy are effective and affordable. When shopping for the perfect night cream, there are a few important things to consider.
Be sure the product specifies night time use
Some women might think that day and night creams are interchangeable, but this is simply not the case. Day creams offer things like SPF protection and moisturizing properties which are not particularly useful at night unless you have incredibly dry skin. Be sure to select a night-specific product that focuses on regeneration and repair as skin is much more receptive to these functions at night.
Select the right cream for your skin type
For dry skin, rich creamy textures offer moisturizing and restorative properties. Women with oily skin also require some degree of moisture to keep skin looking its best, but not nearly as much as dry skin. Be sure to source products that are specifically intended for oily skin; these are typically lighter creams that are intended for use a bit later on as oily skin naturally ages at a slower rate than other skin types.
Look at the Ingredients 
Some creams might boast restorative properties but before you drop any money on pricey products, be sure to check the ingredients. Antioxidants like vitamin C Selenium, AHA fruit acids and glycolic acids are all popular ingredients in anti-ageing night creams and should ideally be used in small doses as larger quantities have the potential to irritate skin.
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