Want to Make a Little Extra Money?

Ok, so I’ve been using Opinion Outpost for awhile, and yes I have actually made money filling out surveys. And it’s not one of those surveys that goes on forever and has tons of “offers” you have to accept or decline. You won’t get rich but it will give you a little extra spending money. Here’s how it works, you take surveys and you get points (varies). When you accumulate a certain amount of points, you can cash them out for amazon gift cards or get the money sent to your paypal account.
The surveys aren’t usually that long. I think the longest one I’ve ever taken took around 30 minutes. There are a lot of 5 minute surveys also though. It doesn’t take that long to build up points so that you can cash out. It’s definitely a survey site I recommend.

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Return Saver Giveaway! ends 3/16

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Do you like to shop online? I know I do.

Shopping online is so easy and it can save you so much time and money. You don’t have to drive around to several stores wasting your gas, you can find extra coupons to save some money, and with a larger selection of sizes and colors, you’re sure to find your perfect pick!

But what happens when your perfect find arrives and it doesn’t fit right or it doesn’t look like it did online? Warning: Most of the time, the retailer makes you pay the return shipping. So you have three options: pay the shipping charges to send the order back; return it to the store (if that’s even an option); or keep it and lose money.

Let’s face it — none of those sound like great options. Any way you slice it, you lose. If you love to shop online but hate the hassle of the return process, here’s your solution: Meet ReturnSaver.com. Get the wrong shoe size, or maybe your child’s toy wasn’t quite right? No problem! With Return Saver, all your returns are now stress-free. All Return Saver members need to do is follow the store’s return policy and ship it back, via FedEx Ground®, for free! No need to be scared to buy something because of pain of returning it. Return Saver members can return an unlimited number of their online purchases every year — to any online retailer!

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Members benefit from the world-class service and reliability of FedEx Ground®, the exclusive shipping carrier for Return Saver, meaning they can track their packages and relax knowing their returns are in good hands.

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The Snow Day That Wasn’t

So, like a little kid, I spent all day Wednesday waiting on snow. The weather man said it was going to rain for half the day, they some cold air would move through and it would change over to snow. The schools here canceled classes which didn’t really affect my younger two kids because they are homeschooled. But I still wanted snow. Just enough to make a small snowman or maybe a few snowballs to bean my kids with. However, that didn’t happen. It rained and rained and rained. My yard is a muddy mess because it has rained nearly 2 or 3 days for the past few weeks. The temps never got below freezing so I’m guessing our cold air decided to take a trip to north Mississippi because that’s who got all the snow. February is usually the latest we get snow. Around 8 pm, I looked outside and there were some big wet snowflakes falling. But since it wasn’t below freezing and it had rained all day, they melted pretty fast. I mean it’s possible in March, but not likely. The weather here is so crazy that we never know what to wear in the spring. One day, it could be 55 and the next it might be 80.

So anyway, I wanted this

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but instead got this:

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Now I know all you northern folks are tired of snow but to us here in the south, it’s a novelty. It’s almost like a reward for the long hot summers we often have. However, there are a few people here who absolutely hate the snow and hate to even hear the word mentioned. I’m sure it’s because they probably have to go to work whether it snows or not so I can see why they would have an intense dislike for it. But that still doesn’t change the fact that I love snow even though I can only handle being out in it for about 20 minutes before I start freezing. That’s when I decide I’ve had enough snow for the year :) .

Things to Realize When Dealing with a Narcissist

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I’m not a psychologist, but I have had my own dealings with people who I believe to be sociopaths and at the very least, narcissists.  I’ve done plenty of research and the people I believe to have this particular personality disorder meets nearly every one of the things on the check list. So here’s my own list of sorts


  • Will never feel guilty for anything they do…ever. Even if they are clearly in the wrong, don’t expect an apology. You won’t get one.
  • Know how to play the victim very well. And yes, they will have plenty of people who don’t know them that well feeling sorry for them
  • Project their faults and flaws on to you. They will act like you are the one with the problem.
  • Lie, frequently.  Most of them are so comfortable with lying that unless you know how they are, you will believe them too.
  • Try to say and do things that will make you feel badly about yourself.
  • Often brag about things they have accomplished, those accomplishments are often exaggerated.

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I am sure there are many more things to add to this list. But these are just some things that I have researched and seen personally.  The best thing to do with these kinds of people is to cut them out of your life.  Sometimes that can be difficult though because it could be a parent or a sibling.  But you have to realize that they have no ability to put themselves in your shoes or even care how they make you feel. It’s just not something they are capable of.  And often, they will not seek help because they don’t think anything is wrong with their behavior.


How Parents Can Stay Connected to Their Adult Children

How Parents Can Stay Connected to Their Adult Ch

The bond between parent and child is something that is not replicated anywhere else in life. Many parents spend the first years of their children’s lives creating a deep and loving relationship that they hope will continue throughout the child’s life. However, often times when children grow up and leave the home, they often lose the relationship that they used to have with their parents.
It is important in any stage of life for parents and kids to maintain a close relationship, especially if there are grandkids in the equation. There are many things that parents and kids can do to maintain their relationship as they grow up. Any family can use these ideas to strengthen their relationship and build a better relationship than ever before. These are simple ideas that can help even families who are miles away stay close. Here are some ways parents can stay connected to their adult children.
Share a common interest
Most parents and kids will have similar interests. Parents can use these similar interests to continue to bond with their kids. Parents can even try out something new that their kids now like to see if it is also something they might be interested in. one good idea is bonding over a TV show from Texas TV companies.
Continue to support their ambitions
As kids grow up, they will have different ideas and plans for their life on their own. Parents need to understand that their children are now old enough to make their own decisions and should support the lifestyle that they choose if it of no harm to themselves and is making them happy. A parent might not agree with every aspect of their child’s new life, but they need to do what is best for their child’s happiness.
Do not force a certain lifestyle on them
Just as parents need to support their children’s life choices, they also cannot try to push a certain lifestyle on them once they are out of the house. Parents need to understand that their job as the decision maker is done and now their job is to support and nurture the relationship they have with their kids. Their children may take a different path than they did or would choose for them, but that is still OK.
Invest time in the grandkids
Grandkids often come into play soon after adult children leave the house. Parents are often excited to become grandparents and are ready to start spoiling them as much as they can. Parents should try to be as invested in making a connection with their grandchildren as they were with their own children. This will show their children how much they care and give everyone a stronger bond to rely on.
Set up a weekly call
Especially for parents who live far away from their children, this is a must. Parents who go from talking to their children every day to only seeing them a few times a year can feel very lonely and distant. A weekly phone conversation or video call can help parents and kids stay connected.
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Dynapro Exercise Ball giveaway

This is a Guest Post Review written by Everything Home Life

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DISCLAIMER: I received this product in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

As I’m entering my third trimester of my pregnancy journey, I can’t stress enough how important it is to stay healthy and to be physically active. This pregnancy, I’ve struggled since my first trimester with Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD). Most have never heard of this and some may experience it late in their third trimester. I’ve been going through extensive physical therapy as well as chiropractic treatment since I was 7 weeks pregnant to strengthen my core and pelvic muscles. Among the many exercises I do daily, having an exercise ball has helped a lot. In this review, I will outline the following points:

  • Choosing the right exercise ball and alternative uses
  • Product overview of the DynaPro Direct Exercise Ball
  • Advantages, disadvantages & my personal experience with this product

The right size exercise ball depends on your height. The shorter you are, the smaller the ball diameter size. Generally an exercise ball is the right fit for you if you can sit on the ball with your feet flat on the ground and have your pelvis, shoulders, and ears in a vertical line (not leaning in any direction). There are so many exercises and benefits to using an exercise ball while pregnant. These are fantastic for strengthening your core and pelvic muscles to get you ready for labor and delivery. Not only are these exercise balls great for prenatal daily use, but they’re also used in yoga, pilates, and home gyms as well as an aid in pregnancy labor and delivery.

DynaPro Direct Exercise Ball Product Overview

  • Made from durable, professional grade PVC Construction
  • Anti-Burst Capacity of up to 2000 lbs
  • Beginner to Expert skill levels
  • Perfect for Physical Therapy, Yoga, Pilates & more
  • Comes in two attractive colors: Pink & Silver
  • Comes with pump and two plugs

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Advantages, Disadvantages & my personal experience with DynaPro Exercise Ball

When I got my DynaPro exercise ball I was initially disappointed with the packaging. The package itself was beat up and the contents were falling out. Obviously not the greatest first impression. However, once I put together everything and pumped up the exercise ball, I was very pleased.

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I love the way this ball feels grippy as its made with a durable, professional grade PVC so I’m not afraid of it slipping from underneath me whether I’m on hardwood flooring or carpet. I liked the fact that this ball came with its own pump and an extra plug making it convenient for me as I did not have a pump and would have to go purchase one. This exercise ball comes in one size, which means it was a little big for me as I’m barely 5’2. Although this didn’t stop me from being able to do all the exercises I needed, plus my husband could use it as well. This product comes with instructions on how to blow up the ball with the given pump but there are no other instructions or other information about this particular exercise ball. Overall, I had a great experience with the DynaPro exercise ball and would recommend it to anyone looking for a durable, professional, multi-use exercise ball.

Now for the Giveaway!!

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ONE lucky winner will receive a DynaPro Direct Exercise Ball

Open to U.S only

Must be 18+ to Enter

Giveaway will end on 2/17 12:00AM EST and Winner will be notified via e-mail

Disclaimer: This giveaway is not endorsed, affiliated or associated with any social media networks. Winner will be randomly selected by Giveaway Tool Winner Selection. Winner’s name, email address & shipping information will be sent to sponsor for prize fulfillment. Sponsor is solely responsible for shipment of the prize. Everything Home Life and any other blogs promoting this giveaway is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

If you have any questions concerning this giveaway, please contact Everything Home Life directly @ EverythingHomeLife (at) gmail (dot) com.

DynaPro Direct Exercise Ball Blogger Opp

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Sign ups End 2/8!!

This Giveaway will run between:
Monday, February 9th – Monday February 16th

I’m looking for bloggers to help promote my upcoming review and giveaway of the DynaPro Direct Exercise Ball!

Here is a little bit about this product:

  • Professional Grade PVC Construction
  • Anti Burst up to 2000 lbs
  • Physical Therepy, Yoga, Pilates, and many more
  • Any skill level


As always:

  • You will get TWO FREE LINKS with announcement post
  • You may enter this giveaway

You must agree to promote this blogger opp at minimum 5 times between 2/1 and 2/8.

By signing up,you also agree to:

  • Promote this blogger opp at minimum 5 times between 2/1 and 2/8.
  • promote this at least 5 times (as this is only a week-long giveaway) between 2/9 and 2/16

This is a free blogger opp with paid options. Payments will be accepted through paypal @ everythinghomelife (at) gmail (dot) com. See the sign-up below for more details.

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Be More Human

disclosure: This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. I received compensation in exchange for writing this post.
Be More Human

Reebok has this nifty little quiz you can take to find out your “Human Score”. It’s part of their “Be More Human” campaign. I took the quiz located here and I got “Brain Buff”. This is how that was described on the quiz

Hey Brain Buff, you make for a pretty great human specimen. Brain Buffs do more than keep their bodies fit – they actively work to keep their minds sharp. With their curious nature and insatiable hunger for knowledge, they’re always on the go. For Brain Buffs, there is pretty much no end to self-improvement. There is always room upstairs to add more theories, ideas and wisdom. They make it a point to regularly challenge themselves to think big thoughts way outside the box. And they are rigorous thinkers inclined to do their own research and ask questions rather than take information at face value. Smarty-pants Brain Buffs use all their intellectual gifts to help reach their fullest human potential.”

I haven’t been keeping up with my fitness like I should. But I am hoping to get back to jogging. And my sister wants me to sign up for the Electrodash next month. So that will give me some motivation to get back to working out.

So go take the quiz and let me know what it said about you!

6 Reasons to Buy a Certified Pre-Owned Phone from Gazelle

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Ever considered buying a certified pre-owned phone? Gazelle has a new premium service which enables you to do just that at prices that won’t break the bank. Here are 6 reasons to purchase your device from Gazelle:

1. You Save Money – you don’t have to pay full MSRP on a certified pre-owned device
2. No Contract or Strings Attached – did you lose, break or have your phone stolen? No need to worry if you buy a certified pre-owned device
3. High Quality – the Gazelle certification includes a rigorous 30-point inspection to ensure the devices are fully functional
4. Risk-Free to You – Gazelle offers you 30 days to return if you are not happy
5. Teaching Your Kids Responsibility – a certified pre-owned smart device is a great solution for parents looking to fit their child with his or her first cellphone, a brand new cellphone may not be the best choice, and for good reason
6. Customer Satisfaction – Recognized by an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and a 9.5/10 Reseller Ratings review average

Today through Saturday 1/31, Gazelle has lowered the price of the Certified pre-owned iPhone 4S starting at $119, so you’ll save even more money! Now that you’ve heard all of the great reasons to choose a certified pre-owned device from Gazelle, go to buy.gazelle.com to find a device for you or someone else from a company you can trust.

$14.99 Kids Birthday Party Packs at Birthday Express

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One of the biggest hurdles to the perfect themed birthday party is getting all the supplies together. One store might have the Frozen-themed plates you’re looking for, but not the cups or napkins.
Birthday Express solves this problem with the launch of their new Express Value Packs, which include all the party essentials you need to have a fun kids’ birthday party. As an added bonus, they’re extremely affordable with Express Value Packs starting at just $14.99. This includes a savings of up to 30%!! Check out a few of our favorite Express Value Packs below:
In addition to the great savings you receive with the Express Value Packs, you can also combine your savings with 15% off orders over $50. Just use coupon code AFCBDXP15 at checkout.