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Are you a Tony Robbins fan? {new book}

Are you a Tony Robbins fan? {new book}

Are you a Tony Robbins fan like I am?  I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Tony Robbinslive at a huge event filled with many awesome speakers.  He is just one of those people who can captivate an audience and have you intently listening to every word he speaks.  The same is true if you pick up one of his books…you just want to soak it all up.  Here’s my sad truth, though. I stink at remembering what I read and often have to read books over again.  The good thing about that – is there is always something new that I pick up when I read it again.

I have no doubt you’ve read at least one of his books!  There are so many to choose from, but his newest is definitely worth reading.  Through my affiliation with Smiley360 I was able to download the first chapter of his new book – MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom which has just recently made it’s way to the public and is already a #1 best seller.

Not only is Tony an outstanding speaker, author and authority on just about any topic he touches, he is a person with a helper’s heart.  He has donated, in advance, 100% of the profits from his new book (MONEY Master the Game) to Feeding America – the nation’s largest hunger relief organization.  He will not be making any money on this book.

Section 1 of the book is titled “Welcome to the Jungle: The journey begins with the first step” – that probably makes you think of each day that you have to get up, fight traffic, spend countless hours at the office and away from family.  Within the first section you jump right into Chapter 1.1 – “It’s Your Money! It’s Your Life! Take Control.”  Now that I’ve started the book it’s on my must {finish} read list.  Yes, there are many people who have written about money and finances over the years, but if you know anything about Tony Robbins you will want to read this book!  

   

Reading through the testimonials and the book’s introduction it is clear that people think very highly of Tony Robbins.  Because I work full time in an IT department for my “real” job, I was really pleased with the very candid introduction written by Marc Benioff who was the youngest vice president at Oracle (and eventually the founder of Salesforce.com) at the time he met Tony.  Both of these companies I am quite aware of from my daily job.  I am often in a position of communicating with sales people from these companies, and often due to the tenacity of sales people forget that there are “real” people behind the name of the company/the phone call.  It was refreshing to read his story that even as a young, rich executive he needed and wanted answers.  He applied lessons learned from Tony and created some very good tools that worked for him.  He was able to take real life and explain why this book, which he was asked to provide the introduction, is great for all of us.  One quote that I think is worthy to note “I soon discovered this book really isn’t about money, it is about creating the life you want…”  Isn’t that what we all ultimately want?  Sure, money is great and can help us do things we want to do, but ultimately I would be fine with less money if everything else was the way I want.  Money “really” isn’t everything, but it sure can be nice.

If you are ready to change your financial future and you are “one in three baby boomers who has less than $1,000 saved” this book is for you.  Heck…buy one for yourself and as gifts for friends!  I will leave you with this quote from Chapter 1 – “People who succeed at the highest level are not lucky; they’re doing something differently than everyone else does.”   Are you ready for a change?  

 

What is your financial goal for 2015?

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LG OLED now at Best Buy! {perfect gift}

LG OLED now at Best Buy! {perfect gift}

I’m not currently in the market for a new TV, but I love technology.  New technology always fascinates me, and I am amazed that with each new device that comes out the quality gets better and better.  How does that happen?  How can they keep outdoing themselves time and time again?

With that in mind – when is the last time you purchased a TV?  Please tell me you don’t still have one of those televisions that requires it to be 4 feet away from the wall because it still has a ginormous back on it.  If you are not yet in the land of flat screen televisions and you are ready for an upgrade (heck…even if you aren’t “ready”) you probably need this new LG OLED.  The picture quality is simply stunning and I’d say it’s almost like being there in real life!  To me, though, it’s better than real life because you can look at it from the comfort of your own home wearing your most comfortable clothes, sipping your favorite drink, and munching on whatever suits your fancy.

So…here it is, the holiday season.  The man in your life wants a new TV for his man cave (or maybe you both want one for the family to enjoy) and you are stuck for ideas.  You want something that is great quality, and something that will take his breath away.  Everyone knows men are hard to shop for – and they hint around about stuff that the rest of us can barely understand, and if we do understand what they are saying we still don’t know why they want that thing they just described.  Enter the LG OLED TV.  Best Buy (one of my favorite techie stores) is the Holiday Shopping Destination this holiday season and a great place to grab this awesome LG OLED TV which features picture quality including infinite contrast ratio and stunning color.  This TV has a greater sense of realism and depth, along with enhanced color range and accuracy and a super thin design (ditch the big, bulky TV and go slim and sleek).  And, all you Smarty McSmartypants who love to do more with your TVs than the average bear – it has intuitive webOS™ Smart TV interface that lets you find content faster. What?  Say it isn’t so! Yep…it’s so!

Check out these amazing examples of the picture on a LG OLED TV. (Imagine how it would really be if you weren’t looking at a computer screen).

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Discover LG OLED TV – The Ultimate Display!

What is OLED TV?

The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21″ thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG’s exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. Learn more here: LGOLEDatBestbuy.com

Your first kiss. A baby’s first steps. The majesty of a desert sunset. Some things in life defy all explanation and must be experienced to be believed. Such is the case with LG’s latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you’ve ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.

LG  55EC9300 SKU# 7846019 – OLED TV

  • Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color – delivers more natural, lifelike viewing.
  • 4 Color Pixel technology enhances color range and accuracy.
  • Super thin design (consider how to show visually)
  • Find content faster with webOS 

I may not be the ultimate connoisseur of home theater technology, but I know what I like.  And, if I am going to spend money on something I want it to be great!  It needs to offer a quality above others, and LG OLED TV does just that!  Best Buy’s everyday price of $3,499.99 (save $500) is available to all shoppers this holiday season.  If you are a rewards member, just think of how many points you will earn! (I’m trying to calculate that in my head right now).

Ready. Set. Shop. (at Best Buy) #OLEDatBestBuy #HintingSeason

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

 

 

Neil Diamond {Melody Road}

Neil Diamond {Melody Road}

My friends all know that I am really bad when it comes to music – I can tell you “I love this song” when I hear it on the radio and have zero idea of the name of it or who sings it.  There are 3 songs from Neil Diamond that always recognize and know!  Neil Diamond is one of the artists I have loved for a long time.  Perhaps you also immediately recognize them as well – “Sweet Caroline”, “Song Sung Blue” and “America.”

Being a fan of Neil Diamond, I was excited to be given the chance to listen to his newest album in advance of it’s release.  Melody Road is a wonderful album, and the songs will be just as recognizable as my current favorites.   This collection of 12 songs is soon to be at the top of your list of “must have” albums and songs.  I queued it up for a listen and if I hadn’t been heading out soon after the 1st listen – it would have been on a loop the other day.  The title track will now be added to my top 5 (3 of which already belong to Neil – I can call him by his first name, now, right?).  The album will be available for pre-order starting on September 9th at Amazon.com.  Amazon pre-orders give fans a code that will give them early access to purchase concert tickets for the 2015 tour.  Tour dates and information have not yet been announced. 

At 73 years {young} Neil Diamond is as good as he was circa The Jazz Singer! Did you know that he has charted 37 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums in the U.S.?  Not only that – his most recent original studio release, 2008’s Home Before Dark, debuted at #1 in the U.S. and the UK on the Billboard Top Albums chart. 

Neil’s accomplishments include:

  • Grammy Award-winning artist
  • member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • the Songwriters Hall of Fame
  • recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award {one of the highest honors bestowed upon songwriters}
  • Golden Globe Award {The Jazz Singer}
  • 13 Grammy nominations
  • 2009’s NARAS’s MusiCares Person of the Year award.  
  • Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime of contributions to American culture. {2011}

I have a feeling this album may add to his long list of awards!  You will not want to miss out on this album.  Check below for a $2.00 of coupon! 

 

For more information about Neil and his new album – check out follow along on social media.

* iTunes: http://bit.ly/NDMelody
* Amazon: http://bit.ly/MelodyRdND
* Official Neil Diamond Website – www.neildiamond.com 
* Twitter – @NeilDiamond
* Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/neildiamond
* YouTube – http://bit.ly/NDMelody

 COUPON – bit.ly/NDCOUPON

Do you have a favorite Neil Diamond song?  Does it invoke a special memory?

Reija Eden Jewelry {Girl’s Night Out}

Reija Eden Jewelry {Girl’s Night Out}

I used to have a lot more time for getting together with my friends for a Girl’s Night Out.  With work, blogging, my small business and the 2 I am trying to  launch free time is few and far between!

Recently, however, I had a chance to get together with 3 great girls for lunch.  We opted for a Girl’s Day Out given our busy schedules.  We enjoyed a great lunch in downtown Canton, GA at a little eclectic Mexican place.  We talked and talked as if we hadn’t seen each other in forever (it really had been a long time), but it was also as if we had just seen each other the day before and were picking up as if time hadn’t passed at all!

Besides enjoy food and conversation, I love the opportunity to get together with friends so I can put on a cute dress and fun accessories!  This was the perfect chance to wear my great Reija Eden comma necklace.  If you are looking for something fun and flirty – be sure to check out all they have to offer and add a necklace (or two) to your wardrobe!

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Reija Eden Jewelry {comma necklace}

Reija Eden Jewelry {comma necklace}

I am one lucky girl!!  At the beginning of August I was sent a lovely, tiny gold comma necklace from Reija Eden Jewelry.  As a member of the Crossroads Media Hub blogging group we often have the honor of working with great brands and learning first hand about their products when they send us one in the mail to “test” and review.

My necklace arrived in a small kraft box tied with a bow.  When I opened the box the necklace was delicately nestled in a silver satin drawstring bag and clearly wrapped with love!  I am not usually a “gold” girl – I wear silver all the time – but I adore this necklace!  I find myself wearing it often because it is just so soft and delicate and looks great on my very light skin tone.

Should you find yourself over at Reija Eden Jewelry’s website, be sure to check out some of my favorites which include the comma necklace (in silver), the amethyst druzy necklace (in silver), and the adorable dream necklace with carnelian gemstone.

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I {heart} Love Bug Gifts

I {heart} Love Bug Gifts

Over a year ago I started a Facebook group with some special girls who all shared a similar interest of crafts, small business, and lots more!  Over that time we’ve supported each other, given advice, made friends, met some of the members in person and promoted each other’s businesses.  I was lucky enough to meet Mary of Love Bug Gifts in person when she visited Marietta, GA last year.  We met for lunch and then shopped in a little store at Marietta Square.  Well, we actually got ideas and checked out the stuff the store offered to see what we could do (and maybe do better).  BTW – all crafty people do that!

The other day a special package arrived from Love Bug Gifts.  It was wrapped up so cute and clearly with love! And…there were M&Ms in the package!

 Love Bug Gifts iPhone case

 

 

Mary makes a lot more than iPhone cases…you should go visit her on Facebook and Etsy!  She can make something special and custom just for you!  She has cute personalized koozies, pet name tags, bridal party gifts and more!

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Dr. Scholl’s DreamWalk High Heel Insoles

Dr. Scholl’s DreamWalk High Heel Insoles

Hello to all my fellow high heel wearing girls out there!  You know who you are – the girls who like to wear super cute shoes at the expense of comfort!  Well, thanks to BzzAgent I recently was sent a free pair of the new Dr. Scholl’s DreamWalk High Heel Insoles that you have probably seen Heidi Klum advertising on TV.

I also love high heels.  I mean…at 5′ 1 1/2″ of course I love them.  But, even my highest heels don’t put me over 5′ 6″.  I love to wear them to work but every time I do I end up walking all over our 5 floor building and my feet are killing me by the end of the day.  These new insoles make a HUGE difference and I think you will love them too.

The only negatives for me are that you have to stick them to the inside of your shoes.  I like something you can switch to other shoes easily.  And, if you don’t get them in there just right the soft comfy gel pack will not fit right under your arch and will be the exact opposite of comfortable.  If you can get them in just right and don’t mind sticking them to the inside of your shoes you have a winner!

Dr Scholls Dreamwalk Insoles

 

By-the-way, I have a few coupons to share.  So if you are super serious about your high heels and want to try them out.  Let me know and I will send you one.  First come first serve.

Have you tried any Dr. Scholl’s products?  Which ones are your favorites?

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As a BzzAgent I received a free pair of Dr. Scholl’s DreamWalk High Heel Insoles to try and review.  Full Disclosure policy.

 

 

 

Smiley360 Mission…Crest Pro-Health Tartar Protection Rinse

Smiley360 Mission…Crest Pro-Health Tartar Protection Rinse

I have always loved Crest products.  And I love their whitening and tartar control products so much because they keep me from having disappointing dentist visits.  I’m lucky that I got the good teeth from my mom’s side of the family.  I have pretty white teeth and a straight smile for someone who never had braces.

I recently received a bottle (not just a trial size, but a real life size bottle) of Crest Pro-Health Tartar Protection Rinse to try from smiley360.c0m.  I admittedly broke open the box and tore off the protective wrapping on the bottle as soon as it came so I could try it out.  I think you can tell already that I was a little impressed by the fact that they sent me a full bottle versus one that I would only be able to get 2 to 3 doses from it.  I really do like the overall taste of it, and the fact that it left my mouth feeling clean and fresh, however, I must say that I prefer their alcohol free mouth rinse better.  I can’t say I noticed a difference in how my teeth look and feel, but I like that that alcohol free version has no “sting” if that makes any sense.

Crest Pro-Health Tartar Protection

 

Check out my review of this product, as well as other people’s thoughts, on Amazon.com 

Do you have a favorite Crest product?  Which one?  Why do you love it?

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Earn Cash Back from Ebates

Earn Cash Back from Ebates

A friend of mine recently turned me on to Ebates.com as a means of earning extra money (or rather…earning back a portion of money I am spending on the items I normally purchase).  I love to shop online as it’s just so much easier and faster in most cases.  Laughingly…it’s also safer than wandering the aisles of Target or any other store and catching sight of something I absolutely don’t need, but MUST have!  I’m sure you know what I mean.

Why don’t you start earning cash back today!?  It really works!  Click below and sign up…you might even be able to save up and pay cash for Christmas gifts or take that much needed vacation.  It’s time you started to earn cash back from Ebates!

 

 

Chubby Chico Charms bracelet giveaway

Chubby Chico Charms bracelet giveaway

Oh boy do I have something fun for you!  Recently I stumbled upon Chubby Chico Charms on Facebook.  And on their page they had a great bracelet set that I instantly HAD to have for my mother because the charm says “I Love You to the Moon and Back” and it’s the perfect sentiment.  Thanks to Chubby Chico Charms I am hosting a bracelet giveaway so that YOU can WIN an “I Love You to the Moon and Back” bracelet.

I promise you will love it.  Their bracelets are made in the U.S., have fun charms, and make great gifts.  Of course, I’m a big believer in buying gifts for yourself, too, so be sure to check out their website and find something special just for you!

Look at some of the lovely things they have to offer!

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Here are some factoids that Bianca from Chubby Chico Charms shared with me:

Chubby Chico Charms was started in 2005.  The first year or two was tough but we got through it.  I have also won the 2014 Small Business Administration Entrepreneur Of The Year award and received a special recognition from Congressman David Cicilline at a recent Facebook event in downtown Providence. We have grown from 2 employees to 14 employees. I was also nominated for the Rhode Island top 25 under 25 year old to watch. Since starting our fundraising program we have collaborated with over 80 schools and we have donated over $20,000 to the schools

Find out more by visiting Chubby Chico Charms:

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