Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Marco's Pizza Review and Free Pizza #Giveaway

As a reviewer, one of the fun things is trying out a new restaurant. All the expectations of stumbling across a hidden gem, or even a local attraction, which is what I found in my visit to Marco's Pizza. Let me tell you about their summer promotion, good through the rest of this month, my thoughts on the menu, and then also a giveaway for my readers. This is going to be a fast one, but well worth it!



Marco's is a chain restaurant that serves authentic Italian brick oven style pizza, family salads and appetizing sides to go with the slice of pie. This summer they have a wonderful promotion that includes a large Ultimate Magnifico Pizza and a half gallon of Pure Leaf Tea, all for $12.99! The pizza itself is normally $17 and let me tell you, it is a really great buy, perfect for the night that you don't feel like cooking, or you have been too busy running errands.




I was sent certificates to try out the summer promotion for free. And it turned out to be just the thing for last night. We had been busy running around and everyone was tired out, so stopping in to pick up pizza and a drink sounded wonderful. The lady running the register was very helpful in using the gift certificate, and I was impressed with how she handled the restaurant, overseeing everything and making sure things were running smoothly.




The Ultimate Magnifico Pizza has amazing toppings that includes old world and classic pepperoni, italian and crumbled sausage and romesan seasoning. The pizza pie was excellent, swirling the spice of the sausage, the tang of the pepperoni and the savory Romesan seasoning that culminated in an explosion of flavor. The whole group loved the taste, even the little one had three pieces. I really think this is one of the best pizza places I have eaten at, prices are good, especially with the coupons, and I didn't even try the extras that they offer, though that will be remedied shortly I am sure.



Now for the giveaway, this coupon expires 8/25, so I am running this as a 48 hour giveaway. The gift certificate is good for one large Ultimate Magnifico Pizza and a half gallon of Pure Leaf Tea. The winner will be chosen through Random.org and will have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. USA ONLY!!!


Friday, August 4, 2017

All Saints Movie 2 Ticket #Giveaway!

Hello readers! Hope you are all getting ready for the weekend to start, I know that I am needing some down time after this week. And what better way to relax than to go catch an inspirational film in the theater. Remember when I told you I would be hosting a giveaway for the All Saints movie? Well, here it is!



I am really excited about the opportunity to go view this when it comes out later in the month. A truly moving film, based on a real story, with John Corbett involved? Gotta love the whole thing. And, after I have seen the movie, I might just give you all a hint of a review for it, just my thoughts over how well it was done.



For the giveaway, one winner will receive two Fandango tickets for All Saints. On Fandango you go in and just look for the local viewing at your theater, then you will be able to purchase the tickets and use the code given so they will be free. This is US only, and there are some rules below so please be sure to read them. Don't want you to win and then I have to choose another winner. This giveaway will end 8/17 and winner will be chosen through Random.org. They will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Thanks for entering and have fun!




“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.


Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

New Inspirational Movie Coming Soon! All Saints @AllSaintsMovie #AllSaintsMovie

I am always a fan of inspirational movies in the theater. To me there is nothing better than being able to go to the theater and watch a movie the whole family can enjoy, without all the language and scenes. So when one comes out, I try to inform all of you, that way you can enjoy it as well. And this month, we have one that looks really good! All Saints will be in theaters on the 25th of this month, so be sure to check it out!



About All Saints

ALL SAINTS is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.
After trading in his corporate sales career to become a pastor, Michael’s first assignment is All Saints, a quaint country church with a dozen members. It comes with a catch: he has to close the church doors for good and sell the prime piece of land on which it sits. While developers eagerly eye the property and the congregation mourns the inevitable, Michael and his family look forward to moving on to an established church where they can put down roots.
But when the church hesitantly begins welcoming Karen (kuh-REN) refugees from Burma—former farmers striving for a fresh start in America—Michael feels called to an improbable new mission. Toiling alongside the Karen people, the congregation attempts to turn their fertile land into a working farm to pay the church’s bills and feed its newest people.
Jeopardizing his family’s future by ignoring his superiors, Michael must choose between completing what he was assigned to do—close the church and sell the property—or listening to a still, small voice challenging the people of All Saints to risk it all and provide much-needed hope to their new community.

I will also be hosting a giveaway, probably next week, where one winner will receive two tickets codes to go see All Saints for yourself and a guest!




**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Luxurious Beauty with Treets Traditions Energizing Secrets! @TreetsUS #treetstraditions

Well, getting back into the swing of things here and staying busy for sure. Let me tell you, definitely been needing some nice bath time, and that is why I am so happy to share this new line with you from Treets Traditions. The Energizing Secrets products are soooo wonderful!



These products, based on oils and seeds with a fresh and fruity perfume, have been especially developed to moisturize and protect the skin. We used the same natural ingredients as women have been using for centuries in a humid environment, as the Amazon.

I received both the Foaming Shower Gel and the regular Shower Gel for my review. Needless to say, the Foaming Shower Gel was the big hit around here, and yes, I shared with someone who also gave the same opinion. And the scent? You will love the refreshing smell of just outdoor. There is really no other way to explain the scent. It smells amazing, and full of different oils.



The lather is not overabundant, but that is nothing I shy away from when I am dealing with a product free of SLS, SLES, parabens, silicones, colourants and mineral oils. I would prefer the healthy benefits over a bunch of suds on my skin. 



If you are looking for something that will be better for you, makes your skin feel soft and smooth, and isn't expensive, be sure to try this new line from Treets Traditions. They can be purchased online or in store at Ulta. And they offer a gift set that would be wonderful for the holidays or a birthday. 

Be sure to follow Treets Traditions via their social media pages, lots of fun tips and hints over there. 






**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Captivating Lady Charlotte with #Review @CarolynMAuthor

Lady Charlotte is the beautiful daughter of a British nobleman who has chosen the widowed Duke William Hartwell to marry his daughter. Charlotte prefers to marry for love. Could the duke win her heart over time if they marry for duty?




MY THOUGHTS-Regency era novels are some of my favorites. But in the Christian fiction circle, there are few authors who are devoted to that genre. So when a new one comes along it is a relief, since those of us who enjoy this style of novel get more to read throughout the year. And let me inform you, Carolyn Miller is a humdinger of a writer!

Now I would suggest reading these in order as many of the characters and events can be quite confusing if you haven't read the first book and figured out what is going on. Not that it can't be enjoyed as a stand-alone, but definitely best to read them one after the other. As to her writing style? I love it!! She has a unique way of penning a story that captivates the reader, pushing you to finish the book that day, no matter the lack of sleep you end up with. I have to admit, her characters are vibrant, as well as her picturesque views of the country. It will fill your senses and send you on a journey of another time period. I cannot say enough in support of this author or her books. 




**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Visit the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN @My_PigeonForge



How many of you have visited the Pigeon Forge, TN area? I just have to say that this whole locale is a delight to see. From the beautiful scenery to the endless family attractions, there is never a dull moment.  But let me also say, if you are desiring a slower paced vacation, they deliver on just about anything you wish. So whether a family on the go or a couple who wants to relax in a cabin, there are plenty of options. But today, let me introduce an attraction that has thrilled fans of all ages from all over the world. The Titanic Museum located in Pigeon Forge.



Now this attraction here is one of my favorites. Not only is it fun and entertaining, but it also allows its visitors to obtain history about one of the greatest ship disasters of all time. For me it is the whole aspect of keeping things interesting enough for teenagers, but also where adults are not bored walking through the exhibits. I would caution taking younger ones, just because they might be restless and end up fussy.

The exhibits in the Titanic Museum are marvelous. This is a bit of a walk, so if you have trouble walking for more than an hour. It can be shortened, but to really go through and take everything in, it will at least be an hour, if not more.


One of the most unique things about the museum is that you get a boarding pass when you first arrive, one with the name of a passenger or employee from the original Titanic voyage. And as you go through the exhibit, you may find out interesting facts or tidbits about that person, whether their fashion, job while working on the ship, etc. and at the end, you find out whether your passenger lived or died. Yes, it makes things very realistic and sobering for many who go through.



I really can't say enough about this attraction. The prices aren't bad at all, especially for a full experience such as this one. I would urge you to check out the Pigeon Forge location next time you are in the area. Be sure to visit their website and look at the pictures plus the events they have coming up throughout the year.


**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Monday, July 24, 2017

A Matter of Trust #3 by Susan May Warren with #Review

It's those we love who have the power to hurt us most . . .

                          
Champion backcountry snowboarder Gage Watson has left the limelight behind after the death of one of his fans. After being sued for negligence and stripped of his sponsorships, he's remade his life as a ski patrol in Montana's rugged mountains, as well as serving on the PEAK Rescue team. But he can't seem to find his footing--or forget the woman who betrayed him. 

Senator and former attorney Ella Blair spends much of her time in the public eye as one of the youngest senators in the country. But she has a secret--one that cost Gage his career. More than anything, she wants to atone for her betrayal of him in the courtroom and find a way to help him put his career back on track. 

When Ella's brother goes missing on one of Glacier National Park's most dangerous peaks, Gage and his team are called in for the rescue. But Gage isn't so sure he wants to help the woman who destroyed his life. More, when she insists on joining the search, he'll have to keep her safe while finding her reckless brother--a recipe for disaster when a snowstorm hits the mountain. 

MY REVIEW--Susan May Warren is a very talented and amazing author. Every time I pick up one of her books I feel transported to a different location, and I immediately fall in love with her multi-dimensional characters. And for me, Gage is that hero who has been brought down in life, but not allowed it to cripple him. He is a snowboarder of the highest degree, but when things go wrong, he has to give up that career and finds himself rescuing people instead. Talk about a turnaround in your work. But again, I love his strength and character. Ella is a firecracker, a woman who knows she made a mistake and wants to set things right. But life doesn't always give us what we want, though it appears she might be given a second chance. Or will that be the decision that kills them all? I know I am not telling, so you will have to read it to find out. Head to your closest store or purchase online, you won't be disappointed!



**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Thursday, July 20, 2017

What to do When Promo Codes are Elusive?

Hey there everyone! I apologize for not posting as frequently these past couple weeks, been very busy and had a lot of things going on. But don't worry, I am going to be back sharing my reviews and thoughts on life again. And today I want to talk with you about coupons, mainly online promo codes. As a woman who tries to save money on everything I buy, coupons are one of my favorite ways to be thrifty. After all, who doesn't love saving money?



But, how many of you have ever gone looking for a promo code  to use and can't find one? I know I sure have! You go to a website and find something you like, only to want a coupon and you search and search to no avail? Especially the companies who rarely ever share codes with their faithful customers. One such store is Keurig. Take a look at how I was able to find a promo code, even with searching through plenty of sites.


When I go shopping, I always search for a promo code. Such as Keurig, we have needed a new machine for a while and I was interested in finding the best price I could, obviously using promo codes or a sale. So I went to the Keurig website, and found the machine I was most wanting to purchase. So next up was finding a promo code that I would be able to apply to my purchase. Obviously a code that is a site wide percentage off works best, or off a certain product.



If you google Keurig promo code, there are some results that will pull up. I clicked on the first one, just because I am wanting to be quick and spending as little time as possible searching. After all, time is money.  The first one was RetailMeNot. Their site is reasonably easy to navigate, and the top coupon they had was free shipping if I signed up for their email services. A good option, but not anything great.

My next click brought me to Coupons.com, a site I haven't really browsed before but it was the second option. Their top promo code was not a big one for me, again. Free shipping and a percentage off of tea.

My next click was to Dealspotr. And it was here that I found the promo code I was able to use. A 20% off code for the entire Keurig website. This means I can use it on anything on their site, definitely a wonderful coupon for me. But, what if it doesn't work or has expired? This site also allows me to see what codes have worked for other shoppers, as well as the success rate. That is one major issue I have had with other deal sites, I find a promo code and then go to use it and it won't work! Nothing more aggravating than getting hyped up over a coupon code and it is a dud. With Dealspotr I am able to see how many others have used it and how long ago. That is definitely a big plus in my book.

So you have found a promo code you would like to use, and where do you go from there? Just click on the button of the one you will be using where it says promo code.




It will open another tab where you copy the code, jump right back over to the company website, and enter your promo code.



Once that is in the spot it should be, I hit apply, and voila! My code was applied and worked! So I got my percentage off, on the machine that I wanted to purchase.






**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

40% Of Travelers Contract Infectious Disease On Vacation Tips To Help You Return Unscathed

Dr. Brent W. Laartz thought he was in for the ride of his lifetime when he set out on a horseback riding excursion in Costa Rica.
Admittedly younger and more na├»ve than he is today, Laartz – an infectious disease specialist and author of the book How to Avoid Contagious Diseases (www.drlaartz.com) –  failed to take some of the precautions necessary to avoid becoming one of the 40 percent of travelers every year who bring back an unwanted souvenir of a major illness from their trip.
“While on vacation it becomes entirely necessary to be more observant of the conditions that are in place that could harm you,” Laartz says.
Laartz offers tips on how to protect yourself on your next trip and to make sure the ride of a lifetime doesn’t turn into the worst ride of your life:
• Avoid local water in all forms. When you shower, don’t ingest the water and don’t be afraid to ask for a drink without ice. In lesser developed countries there is less infrastructure for clean water, effective sewage and public health. If you can’t avoid unsanitary water, make sure you have iodine tablets and bring along a tea or coffee-making device that will boil water for you. Furthermore, you should buy a case or two of water when you arrive at a destination and check that all bottle caps are sealed to assure the bottled water isn’t just a refilled bottle of dirty, parasite-infested tap water. 
• Protect your feet at all times. Use flip flops in the shower, and if you must be barefoot, put a towel down on the floor. Parasites can enter the skin of your feet and travel to different parts of the body. For the same reason that you should wear flip flops in the shower, you should never walk barefoot in any area of a foreign country, including your hotel room.
• Beware of fruits, vegetables and condiments. If a fruit such as apples or bananas – which can both be peeled – isn’t available, it’s best to avoid. Any fruit or vegetable served fresh may have been washed in the same water, or wiped with the same rag used to clean work surfaces in kitchens. The best advice is to bring your own peeler so that you know nothing unsanitary has been applied to the fruit. Food such as potato salad and coleslaw, which contain uncooked mayonnaise, should also be avoided. And beware of any condiment not served in a bottle.
• By-pass the roadside stands. The aroma coming from that roadside stand or little corner of an open-air market might smell great, but unless the food is piping hot when served, the best idea is to leave it alone. If you are concerned about the sanitation of a restaurant, order the food to go. Styrofoam boxes may be cleaner than the plate or fork on the table. 
“How you protect yourself will determine whether your trip goes off without a hiccup,” Laartz says, “or whether you become another vacation casualty.”
About Dr. Brent W. Laartz
Dr. Brent W. Laartz (www.drlaartz.com), author of How to Avoid Contagious Diseases, is a board certified infectious diseases specialist in Safety Harbor, Fla., with years of experience in infection control at hospitals, nursing facilities, rehab facilities and outpatient clinics. He graduated with his BA and MS degrees from Northwestern University and his MD degree from the University of Iowa. He finished his training in Tampa, Fla., where he completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases and tropical medicine at the University of South Florida



**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

LegoLand Discovery Center Fun For Kids!

With over 2 million LEGO bricks under one roof, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta is a LEGO lover's dream! Come share our world of color, creativity and family entertainment. Bring your mateys and race your own pirate ship on our aquatic table at NEW Pirate Adventure Island! Come ride Merlin's Apprentice and Kingdom Quest! Don't forget to check out local Atlanta landmarks in our MINILAND and learn new building tricks in our Model Builder Academy. Don't forget to check out one of our five 4D movies, including NEW The LEGO Movie 4D: A New Adventure! It's the ultimate place for LEGO fans young and old!

This coupon entitles the bearer to $5 off one (1) walk-up full price admission ticket. Not valid with any other discounts, coupons or offers, and cannot be used with online or prebooked tickets. Only one coupon per transaction. Printed coupon must be surrendered upon purchase. No cash value. LEGO, LEGOLAND and The LEGO logo are trademarks of The LEGO Group, 2014 The LEGO Group. (Code:1040) http://atlantakidsguide.com/coupon.php?regionid=386&bid=11242&dealid=1312







**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Captain's Daughter by Jennifer Delamere With #Review

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Be transported to 1880s London and meet a talented musician and singer in the new Victorian romance novel from Jennifer Delamere, The Captain’s Daughter. When a series of circumstances beyond her control leave Rosalyn Bernay alone and penniless in London, she chances upon a job backstage at a theater that is presenting the most popular show in London. Meanwhile London holds bitter memories for Nate Moran that he is anxious to escape. But then he meets the beautiful woman who has found a new lease on life in the very place Nate can’t wait to leave behind.
Enter to win a copy of The Captain’s Daughter. Five winners will be chosen! Click the image below to enter to win. The winners will be announced July 10th on the Litfuse blog!



{More about The Captain’s Daughter}

The Captain’s Daughter (Bethany House, June 2017)
Warm-hearted Victorian romance brings 1880s London to life.
When a series of circumstances beyond her control leave Rosalyn Bernay alone and penniless in London, she chances upon a job backstage at a theater that is presenting the most popular show in London. A talented musician and singer, she feels immediately at home and soon becomes enthralled with the idea of pursuing a career on the stage.
A hand injury during a skirmish in India has forced Nate Moran out of the army until he recovers. Filling his time at a stable of horses for hire in London, he has also spent the past two months working nights as a stagehand, filling in for his injured brother. Although he’s glad he can help his family through a tough time, he is counting the days until he can rejoin his regiment. London holds bitter memories for him that he is anxious to escape. But then he meets the beautiful woman who has found a new lease on life in the very place Nate can’t wait to leave behind.
Learn more and purchase a copy.
Jennifer Delamere

{More About Jennifer Delamere}

Jennifer Delamere’s debut Victorian romance, “An Heiress at Heart,” was a 2013 RITA award finalist in the inspirational category. Her follow-up novel, “A Lady Most Lovely,” received a starred review from “Publishers Weekly” and the Maggie Award for Excellence from Georgia Romance Writers. Jennifer earned a BA in English from McGill University in Montreal, where she became fluent in French and developed an abiding passion for winter sports. She’s been an editor of nonfiction and educational materials for nearly two decades, and lives in North Carolina with her husband.
Find out more about Jennifer at http://www.jenniferdelamere.com.

MY THOUGHTS-This really was an interesting book that I found myself intrigued with. Not only am I a fan of historical fiction, but I really enjoy a book where the characters are diverse. The plot is pretty typical for many fiction stories, but Jennifer does a great job at inserting flair and lots of details that make for a wonderful addition to my shelf. Be sure to check it out, or even enter to win your own copy above!




**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Friday, June 9, 2017

God Loves Daddy and Me Book Review + #Giveaway




Today I want to share with you all a very sweet book for your children or grandchildren titled, God Loves Daddy & Me. And let me tell you, it is so cute for the little ones!



The whole premise of this book is sharing how much daddies mean to their children, and how special children are to their fathers. It emphasizes the moments that we spend together, and even the times where a child does something wrong, how much the father still cares for them. I really loved the illustrations in the book, soft and cute, they really draw the child's eye. The age range on this is for 2-5 and B, who is 4, loved this! As you can see from the pictures, it was carried around and devoured the whole day after it came in.


I will say the rhyming method is just a tad off? Even though the words did rhyme, the flow just sounds odd when you are actually reading the book. Other than that, this was an adorable little book that is great for fathers to read with their children.



The publisher is hosting a great giveaway where 5 people will win a copy of this sweet book, be sure to check it out through the link below.




**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Enjoy the Fun at The Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center in Pigeon Forge!



Enormous fun awaits you below the Great Ape of Pigeon Forge! But the 40,000-pound primate isn't the only star you'll see at the world-famous Hollywood Wax Museum. In fact, you can pose with the biggest stars, while learning about their pets, pet peeves, and accomplishments. Movie buffs, pop culture lovers, and everyone who wants to step into the spotlight with the stars will enjoy the fun, and artistry. Plus, with the All Access Pass, you get to take a ride up into the mouth of Great Ape and see the spectacular Smoky Mountains from the VIP Observation Deck (weather permitting). Are you The Chosen One? In Hannah's Maze of Mirrors, find your way through the mirrored corridors hidden inside the Castle of Savannah to save Princess Hannah. You'll have to make your way through 288 potential turns among hundreds of mirrored walls and archways and several sections where you see infinite reflections in every direction. Join the battle against evil at Castle of Chaos, the world's first 5D haunted attraction. Your mission: help the Paranormal Professor find out what supernatural activity is lurking inside. Soon you'll find yourself in an all-out shooting adventure where the highest scorers appear on the screen. Finally, in Outbreak - Dread the Undead, you must stop a worldwide viral outbreak! Chemacorp might mean well with Alpha Strain, but the gene-altering substance turns humans into zombies. The challenge? Rid the world of Alpha Strain and prevent a total zombie apocalypse! 







Please visit the Hollywood Wax Museum for more information.





**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Monday, June 5, 2017

Live The Life You Want Now And In The Future

Al Zdenek noticed early in his career that his clients, and people in general, had not received a good financial education and had not surrounded themselves with the best advisors. As a result, they were not making the best financial decisions for themselves or their families and at times were making disastrous choices.
This is what inspired Zdenek to write the book “Master Your Cash Flow” (www.MasterYourCashFlowBook.com), which provides the way to make the 100 percent correct financial decision and help individuals and families grow and retain wealth and live the life they want now and in the future.
“Educating someone on how to consistently make the best financial decisions lets them avoid the costly mistakes most make in their lives,” says Zdenek, president, CEO and founder of Traust Sollus Wealth Management. “By consistently making the best financial decisions, they can find more cash flow to spend or save. Saving this new cash flow, they may achieve financial independence sooner, work less in life and have less anxiety and stress in their financial lives.” 
Zdenek says one way that people can start reaching their financial goals is by using debt smarter, and getting away from the mindset that all debt is bad. Well-run business uses debt to increase shareholders. People can do the same to increase their wealth.




Here are some more ways to empower people to transform lives by consistently making the best financial decisions possible.
• Focus. Many don’t know where to begin to take control of their cash flow.  If you don’t know, get help, says Zdenek. The busy lives that people lead can cause them to not spend the time looking at the amounts they spend and why. Those who don’t focus on where their money is going could end up wasting a lot of it, and in the long run have to work harder and longer in life.
• Don’t Concentrate On Just Saving Pennies At The Expense of Living How You Wish Now. Zdenek and Madonna probably don’t run in the same circles, but they do have one thing in common: Neither one believes in just saving pennies and not enjoying life. While Madonna was hoping for some bling in her ‘80s hit song “Material Girl,” Zdenek says go ahead and buy that pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks. It is necessary in your life to enjoy the things that make you happy, just as long as you continue to make smart decisions on bigger issues that affect your future wealth so that you can live the way you want for the rest of your life.
• Look High And Low. There are plenty of overlooked places where people find opportunities for increased cash flow. Those include proper income tax planning, structuring debt property, finding a better job, taking full advantage of company benefits, leasing vs buying, running your business more effectively, managing property and casualty insurance effectively and many more.
“I want to educate people on how to make the best financial choices for themselves and their loved ones, 100 percent of the time,” Zdenek says. “In doing this, they are empowered to live the lives they wish, now and in the future.”
About Al Zdenek


Al Zdenek is the president, CEO and founder (1982) of Traust Sollus Wealth Management, a boutique wealth management firm dedicated to empowering people to transform their lives and live the life they wish now and in the future. This is done by consistently making the best financial decisions. His book, “Master Your Cash Flow,” (www.MasterYourCashFlowBook.com) shows readers how to determine the wealth they need and then find additional cash flow and, if saved, build wealth sooner or have more wealth to live the lifestyle they desire now and forever.




**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Leave A Lasting Legacy In This World While You Are Here And After You Leave

While most of us will not be world-class Olympic athletes, Oscar-winning movie stars or generals who command great battles, we still have a desire to leave some type of mark on this world.
For many people that desired action is leaving a legacy while financially securing themselves, their families, their causes and charitable organizations long into the future.
Patrick Renn (www.patrickrenn.com) has found a way to help others leave a legacy and reveals those strategies in his best-selling book, Finding Your Money’s Greater Purpose.
"Each of us, through our contributions as volunteers and benefactors, holds the power to change the course of society for the better," says Renn.
Renn suggests a number of ways to build a legacy and keep contributing to society even after we have left this world.
  • Charitable Gift Annuity. This is a contract between a donor and a qualified charity that can supplement retirement income and also give you a tax deduction. The annuity involves the donor making a gift to the charity and, in exchange the charity provides the donor with a lifetime fixed income stream.
  • Give a gift of stock. Let’s say you have a gain on a stock and want to give that to charity. To do so, you could sell it, pay the tax and give what’s left or you could first make the stock itself a gift. This gives you the full benefit of the gift as a tax deduction, and you avoid paying the capital gains tax.
  • Donate your house. You can make a commitment to leave your house to a charity after your death. By doing this, you can live in the house the rest of your life and receive a tax deduction. In all likelihood the charity will sell the house after you die and the money from the sale will end up as your final donation.
  • Leave your retirement plan to charity. Leaving money to a charity from your retirement plan could save a lot of headaches. A retirement plan is one of the worst assets to die with because of the taxes associated with it. Leaving the plan to a charity could be the most tax-efficient strategy for that money.
  • Give your family choices with a donor advised fund. You can leave your family a say in where your charitable donations are going via a donor advised fund. Family members could recommend where money from the fund is going now and after you’re gone.
  • Donate a life insurance policy. Insurance policies that no longer serve their purpose are a good place to look for charitable opportunities. Many people have outdated life insurance and have now outgrown their original need. Instead of cashing the policy in or just dropping it, why not consider donating it?
"I feel that part of my mission is to show people that they can take advantage of certain financial procedures if only they know about them," says Renn, founder and president of Renn Wealth Management Group. "With a bit of planning, such procedures could benefit them and the causes and institutions they care about."
About Patrick Renn

Patrick Renn, author of Finding Your Money’s Greater Purpose, has been a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM for more than 35 years and holds a bachelor’s degree from in business administration from Villanova University and an MBA from Loyola College. Renn – who currently lives in Georgia – is the founder of Renn Wealth Management Group Inc. (www.patrickrenn.com), the former president of the Georgia Society of Certified Financial Planners and former president of the Georgia chapter of the International Association for Financial Planning. He is the past president of the Georgia Special Olympics, is the current chair of the Day 1 Endowment and has served on countless other charitable and endowment boards.




**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Friday, June 2, 2017

Wearable Art

This is a post written by Joyce P, with her granddaughter B. 

Today I want to introduce a new company, one that I have really enjoyed getting to work with Colortime Crafts.  I am going to go out on a limb and say that those of you with children and grandchildren are definitely going to love their wearable art as much as I have! After you see this shirt, "Camping Survivor", you are probably going to want to run over to their site and check it out for yourself.




The t-shirt is great for those who camp quite often, or maybe your children go to summer camp, or you might have one that just loves coloring. B loves camping in the "cabinet" as she calls it so this was a fun shirt for her to color. 



As you can see, the design is snappy and very bold and depending on what colors you use to color it in, it can be adapted for either girls or boys. They instruct you to put cardboard in between the layer of the shirt so the colors don't bleed through, which is definitely needed. B had a lot of fun opening her box and wanted to get started right away. Again, her only wish was that there were more colors available to use. But as you can see, she enjoyed her time coloring it. Please be careful with the ink as it will stay wet for a while and come off on the fingers, washes off easily but you don't want it being transferred to other clothing and then it will not come off. 



Colortime offers many different styles and designs including tote bags, pillowcases and backpacks. Lots of options to choose from and I know you all will want to go take a look at the Colortime Crafts website.


**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Thursday, June 1, 2017

3 Product Skincare #Giveaway #Skincare



INFUSE YOUR SKIN WITH CAFFEINE FOR ITS BRIGHTEST LOOK EVER!!




This Kopi luwak anti-pollution oxygen brightening treatment from Hermetise is part of a three step treatment from Hermetise,
It a protecting serum that incorporates a unique caffeine infusion obtained from Kopi Luwak beans. Kopi Luwak is the most exotic coffee in the world and is known to have excellent skin benefits, such as giving naturally firm skin and reducing inflammation and redness. It is also a potent antioxidant. This advanced treatment clears and protects skin from environmental pollutants and treats skin with advanced oxygen and select age defying ingredients, which are fortified with 24k gold and  Kopi Luwak infusion to form an intense age treatment. This soft, ever lasting step is designed to decrease the signs of aging; its unique texture enables it to absorb into the skin delivering beneficial ingredients, it provides the skin protection from the environment.

What it is
The Kopi Luwak anti-pollution oxygen treatment is designed to clear and protect skin from environmental pollutants by delivering potent film-forming, water-holding and soothing effects.

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How does it work?
3 super products to de-pollute, revive and renew your skin with Kopi Luwak infusion, oxygen and 24K gold.

What it does
Kopi Luwak anti-pollution oxygen skin care treatment assists in retaining the skins trans-epidermal water loss, helps to enhance the skins oxygen delivery to help revive dull skin, for a smoother, more lifted appearance.

The Kopi Luwak anti-pollution oxygen range main Benefits:
·         Global anti-aging, face-lift alternative
·         A 3 step complete all in one "super treatment"
·         Protects from the environment (anti-pollution)
·         Cleansing and the removal of dead skin cells
·         Helps restore a firmer appearance

What else you need to know
In the ultimate connection of nature and hi-tech beauty, often one thing means the other, as is the case with the Kopi Luwak anti-pollution oxygen 3-step treatment. Along with its striking appearance, this amazing treatment has astounding multiple effects on the skin. This skin treatment is designed so that each product actually preforms and gives the benefits of two products, thus cutting down on the hassle and saving application time while maximizing the final effect on the skin.


Step 1 - Kopi luwak anti-pollution oxygen brightening treatment
This cream is an advanced formula consisting of molecular technology - offering a unique aquatic based formula which transforms into a cream- oxygen, gold and additional ingredients penetrate to treat the skin.

Step 2 - Kopi luwak anti-pollution oxygen brightening treatment

Step 3 - Kopi luwak anti-pollution oxygen brightening treatment

 

Each product retails for: $16499.99 or $4,944,97 for the set 


If you are looking for some deals on natural beauty products, you can refer to Not Just Deals coupons section 

Readers, one of you will be winning the three piece set of this awesome skincare! Giveaway is open to the US only! One winner will be chosen through Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. 

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