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Get REAL gift cards EASY using Swag-Bucks!

I have spent countless hours trying to find legitimate ways to earn extra cash from home, find awesome deals to save my family and I money and use apps that actually offer REAL rewards. It can be frustrating because you usually end up with a TON of spam calls and e-mails, scam after scam and so much wasted time. My goal is to bring others ways that I have found and personally tested so you don’t have to waist all of that time yourself. I will give a full and honest review of what I have done with each promoted link, how much I have seen back and tips/tricks to make more yourself!¬†


This is one of my personal favorite ways to earn rewards/money, find awesome deals and pass my time while working to earn something for that time.

Just by clicking my link below and signing up for swag-bucks yourself, you will earn “Swag Points”. You can redeem these points for gift cards of your choice or use them to enter other sweepstakes and contests. I have found that you need less points using swag-bucks to actually get gift cards for yourself then most other apps like this.

You can earn “Swag Points” by taking real surveys (If you qualify), watching videos (easy to play videos and let them continue to run while you walk away and do other things), play games (I have yet to do this part so I am not sure how that is), Discover cool new shopping ideas/subscriptions etc (great way to earn a bunch of points and discover new things you would not have otherwise known about), Cashback for your everyday online shopping (make sure you check that you will earn swag points for the category you are shopping for before hand..but they are usually good with covering most categories) and referring your friends/family or on your websites.

One example of how I made money using swag-bucks is that I saw a deal if you signed up for Hulu. I don’t remember exactly how many points it was worth but it ended up giving me enough points to get a $25 Gift card for Amazon (that was my choice, but they offer many other gift cards as well). I already had a Hulu subscription but saw it was going to be renewing in a few days. I canceled my subscription, and signed back up through swag-bucks. I waited a few days for the points to clear and redeemed my $25 gift card for Amazon.com. Not only did I get a FREE gift card, I also ended up saving $2 a month for my Hulu subscription. It really was THAT EASY!!

You need to read the details of how to get the swag points, and i highly suggest exploring the website, blog, and social media accounts so you can get as much as you can out of this. I am still learning new ways to earn points as well! Social media pages have special codes that come up which you can in turn redeem for free points.

So many other apps and sites like this may be similar, but swag-bucks has shown me the highest rate of return for the amount of time and effort I put into it.

If you have not tried it out yet, click on the link below and start earning points! If you sign up through my link, you will get 300 SB (swag points) which as today (January 6th 2018) you can get a free $5 MasterCard gift card for ONLY 480 SB. That means you just need 180 SB to get that which can be done with one simple other task!

I hope you guys like it as much as me. This will probably not create enough of an income to live off of (unless maybe you shop ALL the time) but it is a great way to earn money for the shopping you would already be doing and more!



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3 Classic Ways To Wear Your Scarf This Winter


As daylight hours taper out and the weather becomes frigid, one thing you can look forward to is getting out your beloved scarf collections! Scarves can be a fun way to add a flair to your daily ensemble while keeping warm as the bitter cold air moves in. If you are anything like me, you adore your personal scarf selection. They have become my silver lining as the dreaded wintery weather settles in.

With the extensive assortment of designs and materials on the market, you also have a variety of ways you can tie a scarf that fits your particular mood or outfit.

One fun way to tie your scarf is the timeless infinity knot. It is simple, classy and fun! All you need to do is to tie the two ends of the scarf together in a small knot. Next, put it around your neck just as you would a necklace. Then simply loop the scarf around your neck again (or as many times as needed depending on the length of the scarf as well as your own personal preference). Adobe_20171203_180625

Another easy but fun technique is the Euro Loop. To get this look, fold the scarf in half lengthwise and drape around your neck. If the closed loop end is to your right, simply take the opposite side that has the other two ends of your scarf and pull it through the closed loop. Tighten to what feels best for you!


The third style is a hair scarf cover. I personally love this style because even if you are out somewhere and currently wearing your scarf a different way, and it suddenly starts raining, this is a quick way to save your hair from the rain. I have frizzy, curly hair and if my hair detects any moisture, the time I spent to straighten my hair was for nothing. To obtain this style just open the scarf and find the center. Place the center edge along your hairline while the rest drops down covering the back of your head and the ends fall in front of your shoulders. Grab one end of your scarf, crossing over your chest and drape it over the opposite shoulder.


There are so many ways to wear your scarves! Other fun ways to wear your scarf include;

The loose knot, the boyfriend tie, the modern loop, the pinup, the pretzel, the Audry, the back drape, the hipster hoodie and so many more!

What is your favorite way to wear a scarf?

If you are looking for a great new scarf, be sure to check out Scarfsense’s ‘Green Winter Essence’ scarf which is featured above! This is a beautiful 100% pure silk scarf with a classy gold leaf design. It is great for both formal and casual occasions.

Click the link below to check out all of their collections! With Christmas right around the corner, this would make a great gift! It comes to you already beautifully packaged and ready to be gifted!

Click Here To View Scarfsense Collections


The Scarf Boutique – Scarfsense


Keeping Up With The Latest Shopping Trends. Stop Losing Money

I have spent years looking for apps and websites that would allow me the opportunity to make some extra money on the side because I am a stay at home mom. I was looking to be able to provide a source of income for my family.  There were many moments of frustration after thinking I finally found a legitimate app/website, only to find it was yet again another site that advertised a profitable income working from home that produced false advertising.

Time after time, I would read how I could do data entry, secret shoppers, and a range of other opportunities to get paid or save money, only to feel mislead and disappointed.

After all of the countless wasted hours, I have finally found an app that not only pays to shop but to make money back while doing it. You can access the ability to make a percentage of money back on each online sale that you place. You also have access to your choice of paid surveys, rewards for searching through their website, and rewards for trying products along with trying suggested apps that you redeem for gift cards.

You can decide if you want to take advantage of this app by ordering products and subscriptions you would have already been interested in, or you can take advantage of receiving points/rewards from their free promotions.

I suggest you just take a look at the website for yourself and see if it is something that you think could benefit from!


Click the link below to sign up!!





Everything BBQ

BBQ Sign

The BBQ craze is popping up all over the world. There is a variety of types of BBQ joints that all seem to have their own special flair. This is something that I am somewhat close too. As a child, my father was always cooking. Everyone in our town knew that if they had a nice cut of meat, taking it to him would result in the best flavor. My brother and I always said he should just open his own business. With as many people who would show up at my house with the¬†deer¬†they just got while hunting that day, He might as well charge for it. My dad was also famous for his homemade jerky. There is a funny story about my dad’s jerky stock just disappearing. My dad came home one day and went to get a bag of jerky from his stock he would keep set aside, and to his¬†surprise, there was almost nothing left. He found out that my brother had taken the bags one by one, bringing them to school and selling the jerky for $1 a piece at lunch! At Least we knew it would sell though!!

Finally, years later he did decide to start-up his own business with my brother. You can check out his business by clicking¬†Roillin‘ Smoke Mobile BBQ and Catering.¬†They had a custom designed smoker rig that was¬†personalized¬†to meet their needs. After the design process with the company, they built the rig and it was time to pick it up!

Rollin Smoke BBQ has become a popular staple in town. He specializes in smoking all types of meats, but sticks to the classics for most events. ¬†His pulled pork, smoked chicken, and ribs are all delicious, but the real treat is his brisket. ¬†I’m sure you’ve never had brisket like this! He is open throughout summer on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 11am till he sells out… so get there early. ¬†It does not end with the summer though. This business also does catering for weddings and other events such as company picnics and more!



My brother and my dad had eventually split the business and my dad continued with Rollin’ Smoke Mobile BBQ and Catering while my brother started another roadside BBQ stand called Nomad BBQ. They both still sometimes work together at different events and they have dominated the roadside BBQ in Harrisburg, PA.

Nomad BBQ has commonly eaten dishes often seen from a roadside BBQ, but they also are developing fun new trends such as their signature breakfast burritos.

I encourage you to check out their page, like and follow them on social media and if you are in the area be sure to stop by and enjoy the best BBQ you will ever have!

Every town seems to have stories like these with their beloved BBQ stands. If you have a BBQ stand that stands out, be sure to go to my contact page and send me your story. You could be the next featured business!