Almost time for school again!

When I was a kid, I never really liked going back to school that much. The only thing I did like was buying schools supplies. What was really awesome is when they would have personalized school supplies. I always thought it was neat finding pens and pencils with my name. I still think that personalized items are great idea for school kids! And now, you can order online so you don’t have to worry about not being able to find your name. I never really had that problem because my name is fairly common.
Also, now it’s not just pens or pencils that you can personalize. You can also get personalized water bottles, notebooks, lunch bags, duffel bags,backpacks, staplers, and just about anything else you can imagine. Kids think it’s neat to have their name on stuff but it also helps them to keep up with their items also. When something is personalized, you don’t have to worry that your child’s things will get mixed up with another child’s.
The school year is just around the corner so go ahead and get started on school shopping and get it out of the way!

I need a job.

I need a job, like yesterday. This childcare job is playing out. I am only working about 2 days on average. Sure, it’s great for the parents. The mom took a higher paying job and she’s not having to send her daughter to daycare any more than 2 days a week. If I hadn’t been keeping the little girl since she was 7 months old, I’d probably just tell the mom that I couldn’t keep her daughter any more. But I guess until I do find another job, I’ll continue to provide childcare for the mom.

I have applied at so many different places. I have an associates degree but that doesn’t seem to be very helpful right now. I have to admit though that after being an inhome childcare provider for the past 3 years, I am a bit hesitant getting a job away from home. I like working at home and being my own boss. But at the same time, I also like to be able to pay my bills. I have several credit cards that are behind and I’d love to get them all paid off. I got the credit cards before my income dropped so much so I always intended on paying them. If there hadn’t been drama with 2 of the other moms (who are sisters) then I’d still be making enough to pay my credit cards.

However, I’d be equally happy to find a job that I can work from home. I think I’d be good at any sort of data entry/computer job, well except for transcription. That was a class I did really well in while I was in college. But the thing is, the files you transcribe in class are fairly clear and so it doesn’t take that long to type it out. The files I’ve been asked to transcribe for various companies usually have poor audio quality. Actually, one company gave me a file to transcribe as a test. It was really clear and not hard to understand at all. I passed the test but the first file they assigned me to transcribe was barely audible. They wanted a 24 hour turnaround and there was no way I was going to be able to do that with that low quality file. So yeah, anything but transcription LOL.

If anyone knows of any jobs hiring online, I’d appreciate it if you’d let me know in the comments!

Exuviance Intensive Eye Treament Pads review

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I’m 36 but I don’t have a lot of wrinkles. However, I do use a few products to prevent aging.  I think products I’ve used have worked fairly well. But I have noticed some fine lines around my eyes.  The eyes are usually the first place that starts to age because the skin is so delicate.  The only time I really see the fine lines is if I really look. I just want to keep them unnoticeable.

I was excited that I had the opportunity to try Exuviance® Intensive Eye Treatment Pads. They contains Lactobionic Acid and Pro-Vitamins A, C and E.  The Lactobionic acid is derived from milk sugar and is gentle on the skin. It helps to hydrate the skin and smooth out fine lines.  It also prevents and reverses aging. It’s gentle enough to use on any skin type.

The pads are easy to use.  Make sure to clean and dry the area first. Then open the pouch and remove pads. Then place one pad under each eye.  Leave the pads on for 10-30 minutes. Remove the pads and then rub in the excess solution. Exuviance recommends using their Exuviance Hydrating Eye Cream afterwards. It’s recommended to use them 2-3 times a week. I only used them twice a week and could see a difference.

I left the pads on for around 15 minutes and that seemed to be adeqate enough time for them to work. I didn’t use the hydrating cream but still saw results.  I noticed that the fine lines had dimished and were no where near as noticeable. The Exuviance Intensive Eye Treatment pads also helped with the dark circles under my eyes that I sometimes get when I don’t get enough sleep at night.  They also even out the skin tone under my eyes.

I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking to erase those small lines around their eyes and dimish the appearence of dark circles under their eyes.  The eye pads are not cheap at $48 for a set of 12 (24 pads) but I think they are well worth it because they work. And since it says to use them 2-3 times a week, they should last you approximately 6 weeks. So it’s really less expensive than other products.  It’s not nearly as costly as some products that are out there that don’t even work to begin with.  At least with Exuviance, you get results. If you would like to try it for yourself, you can find the them at Giveaway! ends 6/21

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