Bob Vila Signature Series Ultimate Father’s Day Giveaway (Ends 6/17)

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Bob Vila Signature Series Ultimate Father’s Day Giveaway ~ 1 Winner (Ends 6/17) @bobvilaproducts @SMGurusNetwork

Welcome to The Bob Vila Signature Series Ultimate Father’s Day Giveaway ~ 1 Winner!

1 winner will receive a Bob Vila Signature Series Workman’s Tool Bag, Apron, Gloves And Mutli Tool! RV $170

This giveaway is part of our Mother’s and Father’s Day Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

Host that put together this giveaway is Deliciously Savvy

My co-hosts for this giveaway are Michigan Saving and More, Missy’s Views And Savings Clues, My Silly Little Gang and Amy & Aron’s Real Life Reviews

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1 Winner will receive each of the items pictured and reviewed below….

Bob Vila Signature Series Workman’s Apron

Bob Vila Signature Series Workman’s Gloves

Bob Vila Signature Series Multitool Hammer

Bob Vila Signature Series Workman’s Tool Bag

Read My Review On All Four Bob Villa Signature Series Product Here

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from this sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 6/17/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Part time job flow

I am offically a working woman again. Well, only part time. I finished out the semester with a 3.0 gpa.  I’m hoping to bring that up next semester.  I’m not taking any summer classes so I decided to get a part time job.  It’s only 15 hours a week at the local library,but I like it. I just wish it paid more.  I have had jobs where the pay was decent but I absolutely hated it.  But this job is perfect for me. The library does get busy at times but I don’t have a lot of coworkers. It’s just my boss and me there. There’s another assistant who is there in the a.m. but she usually leaves before I get there.  I spend 3 hours a day checking books in/out, checking people into the computer lab, weeding out books, shelving books, and anything else that my boss needs help with.  The summer reading program starts soon so I’m sure that it will get busy.  I’ve always loved libraries and so I’ve always wanted to work in one.  In my opinion, librarians do not get paid enough for all that they  have to do.  My boss works really hard and is pulled in so many directions at work.  In my opinion, she should make at least twice what she does. But the library is state funded (very little at that) so I guess it’s not in the budget.

I suppose people don’t realize how little we make because they certainly like to make demands or get angry because they can’t check out a book due to the fact they don’t have their library card.  Or, they get mad when they have to pay a couple of bucks to replace the card they lost.  But thankfully, those types of patrons are not the majority. Most of the people who come to the library are polite.  I will say that no one works in the library because it pays well. They work there because they love what they do.  I know that’s why I work there.  I feel as if it’s the one place I belong. I hope that the patrons who frequent the library feel the same way.

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Get Blogged!

Want to make some extra money blogging? What am I saying? Of course you do. Who can’t use a little extra money?  There’s a new blogger outreach program where you can do just that. The higher your domain authority, the more money you can make. You can even partner with brands and get free products. It’s an excellent way to build up your influencer status and really get your name out there.  There is also potential to increase your blog activity.  You post about a service or product, share it on all your social media and it’s going to attract visitors who are interested in what your blog post is promoting. And don’t worry, you don’t have to promote any service or product you don’t want to promote. You get to pick what posts you want to write. The registration process is pretty simple and you can begin looking for opportunities as soon as you get all of your information filled out.  You will be matched with opportunities based on your domain authority.

And what do brands get? They get the opportunity to really get their name out there and promote their services and products. Blogs are usually one of the first sources where people go to find out about new products and services. It’s really a great investment for any business. It’s more cost effective than other sources of advertisement. It’s really a great way to engage new customers. You will be matched with bloggers who have the domain authority you have requested. This is one of the best ways to get your product seen and introduced to people who otherwise might have never heard of it. Of couse, you don’t have to accept everyone who applys for your opportunties. You, as a brand or business, can choose who you think would be the best at promoting what you are selling.  This type of advertisement is actually one of the best ways to advertise. It’s much more personal that an online ad. People tend to listen to their peers when it comes to purchases.  I know I do.

Paid blogging is not a thing of the past as some would like you to believe. It’s very much a integral part of the blogging and brands community. And…it’s not just blog posts that you can apply for. There are even some instagram opps for those of you who are instagram savvy. And here’s a tip, to get accepted into opportunties, be sure to have a great cover letter and give them great reasons why they should pick your blog (or instagram) to promote their services and products. Just a generic “pick me!” probably won’t do it. Let them know how awesome you are and what you can do to promote their business.   So go check it out, it costs nothing for bloggers to join so there’s no risk at all. Just great opportunities to partner with brands and get paid. Ok, what are you waiting for..go now and register and start earning that moolah!

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Frenemy: A High School Tale

Sometimes I think too much.  Lately I’ve been thinking about friendships.  I don’t really have any friends and I used to think it was because no one liked me. But the truth is, I’m a bit standoffish. I don’t go out of my way to make friends.  I feel awkward and wierd trying to talk to new people.  I think the reason behind some of that is the fact that the few close friends I’ve had have used me or were never friends at all. Case in point. I was friends with a girl in jr high and I am not sure why I ever considered her a friend, much less my best friend. She always made fun of me, convinced other girls to bully me, and sabatoged relationships I had.

For instance, she insisted I date a male friend of hers when we were in 10th grade.  I didn’t really know him but she kept on and on until I finally agreed.  He and I went on one date.  He was ok. Nothing to write home about.  But I decided to give him a chance.  He was not the best looking guy, but I know looks aren’t everything.  I wanted to get to know him. A few days later, he called me and said that he didn’t want to go out with me anymore (remember, we had only been on 1 date lol) because someone had basically told him I was stupid and didn’t have any sense. The funny thing about that is, he went to a different school than I did and the only person we had in common was my friend. He had given me this cheap necklace for my birthday and asked me to give it to our friend so she could bring it to him. I didn’t care. It was probably fake anyway. So I gave the necklace to my friend and the next day, she comes to school wearing the necklace!  I’m not an idiot so I point blank asked her, “Are you and F going out now?”  She looked me right in my face and told me “no”. I left it at that.

The next day before class, she hands a note to me and walks away. No big deal. We wrote letters to each other every day. This was before cellphones and messenger of course. In the letter she apologized saying she was sorry she lied but that she and F. were dating.  I was infuriated. Not because she was going out with him. I wasn’t angry over that. I had only went out with him once so it wasn’t as if I was that invested in the relationship anyway. No, I was livid because she lied to me. To my face. This resulted in us not speaking for several weeks. I even threatened to fight her. I know, immature on my part, but I was only 16. The guy ended up calling me, threatening me to leave her alone or else.  That didn’t surprise me. It was so like her to get other people to do things like that.  I never fought her and after a couple of weeks,she and F. stopped going out. We started speaking again.  This was not the first time she sabatoged a relationship. I could write a book on all the stuff my supposed best friend did to me over the years.

We haven’t spoken for about 2 years. It’s a vicious cycle. I will contact her, we’ll start talking again, and then all of a sudden she stops speaking to me and blocks me on social media. Sometimes I know why and sometimes I don’t.  I have just gotten to the point where I refuse to beg her to be my friend. The story I told on the blog today was just one of the many lousy things she has done to me.  The thing is, I have no clue why I stayed friends with her for so long. It’s not like I didn’t have other friends. I did.  But she was my best friend. She was my go to person when I needed to talk. But she was never really there for me. She was what I refer to as a frenemy. I think for whatever reason, she stayed friends with me just so she could bring me down.  Maybe it made her feel better about herself, I don’t know.

I don’t think there’s a moral to this story except maybe if someone intentionally does things to hurt you over and over again, then maybe they aren’t your friend. I’ve tried to instill this in my kids. I’ve told them they need to pick quality people to be their friends. Be picky about who you give attention to. My kids have done so much better with picking friends than I did.

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