Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Blogger is Stopping eMail Subscriptions starting July 1

I have been blogging since 2012 and subsequently, I have a LOT of e-mail subscribers (thank you, thank you, thank you!). Any blog post I write gets sent out in an e-mail once a day. It's a service that has been seamless and one that I really appreciated. Recently an e-mail was sent to tell me that Blogger is stopping its e-mail subscription service at the end of this month.

For those who are subscribers, I hope you will still come to visit without the e-mail reminders when that newsletter arrives. I have so many readers who have been so loyal and come to visit regularly. Is it because of the newletter? I suspect it is not, but I don't know. We shall see soon enough. 

If you are someone who relies on the e-mails to alert you of posts you might be interested in reading, I encourage you to just come on over and visit in the future, since those will no longer be going out. Thank you much, I truly appreciate each and every one of you.

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Have a wonderful day!

My Favorite Gaming Website

Today, I'm visiting Plays.org trying to up the ante on my gaming skills, particularly checkers. Why? Because I have a teen who has a lock on all games that require any type of strategic thinking. He can see ten plays ahead, while I struggle with the here and now. We have one board game that no one in the entire family has beat him at (for years!), and we try regularly. One of his brothers did tie him on it, but that still doesn't count. It wasn't a win. Close, but no cigar!

This summer? I just want to win ONE game. Just one. So I'm picking Checkers to help me practice. At Plays.org, I don't have to create an account, I don't have to enter an e-mail, I just pull up the website, pick a game and start to play. This particular game can be played solo, against the computer. I click on the checker I want to move, and it gets highlighted. Then, I click on the spot where I want it to go and it moves. 

Sunday, June 27, 2021

$20 Off and Free Shipping for your First Mixbook!

I just made a photo book and an acrylic print. At the end they gave me this code to share. If you were going to make a photo book, canvas print, etc., anyway, feel free to use it. If you do, I get a $20 credit and you get $20 off (and free shipping!) too. https://mixbook.extole.com/s/Rosey3 It looks like it is for first time customers only. Thanks!

Fragrance Samples from The Perfumed Court

Our latest fragrance order is from The Perfumed Court!

I have mentioned before that I love to order sample-sized scents so I can try before I buy. The price of perfume is not inexpensive, so it's important to me not to blind buy (ever ever ever again). I've been doing really good with that self-promise. And I've sold the fragrances I DID blind buy (when I first began this fragrance journey) for great prices, so I'm not beating myself up so much anymore about past mistakes because most of them I didn't like, and I did learn my lesson (I think). My latest two samples are from a company that is new to me, The Perfumed Court. The two samples I have are for men. I found that I like one for my oldest son, and the other for my second-oldest son. Both of my grown boys (what do you call them after they're grown??) have expressed an interest in niche fragrances, so these are good choices for them to try.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

2020 Changed Housing Affordability

Are you looking to move? Buying and renting have both recently seen some pretty big changes. Will you be affected? In my county, the answer is an unequivocable, yes! This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

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It has been a full year now since the coronavirus pandemic arrived and many changes have resulted including vast inequalities surfacing that have not gone unnoticed. One such area has been housing. For those people at the bottom of the income distribution, unemployment as well as infections have run rampant, while rental prices and/or home prices have skyrocketed, leaving them in quite the predicament.

According to the 2019 US Census Bureau Report, the median household income for those living in Palm Beach County, Florida was $63, 299, with per capita income being listed as $39, 933. In 2021, Palm Beach County’s median income has gone up to $66,623. Rents, even in West Palm Beach where it is so busy, have seemingly remained the same with a 0% jump for a 1-bedroom apartment, averaging in at around $1400 per month. Home sales in the same county, however, have seen a huge jump in price, continuing to rise with no end in sight, from the time the pandemic first began to present day mid-2021. Those statistics leave many struggling to pay rent that is too high for their income and little to no chance of being able to purchase a home.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Decorate in an Instant! $150 Wall Decal Giveaway

Win $150 To Spend On Wall Decals From EvgieNev!

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. 

I am helping a blog friend to promote EvgieNev and bring you an awesome giveaway.

Now that summer is here - it's time to think about how you can redecorate a room! Or maybe you are expecting a baby and it's time to put together the perfect nursery!  EvgieNev helps make decorating a breeze with their wall decals that can help you change things up in an instant.

About EvgieNev

  • Their decals always get great feedback from their customers. And their customers come back and buy again!
  • It is easy to remove the wall decals and redecorate them anytime you get that itch to change it up. 
  • You can find hundreds of animals, themes, landscapes, and more coming from books, historical facts, and well-recognized charters. If you can dream it, they probably have it.
  • They are completely customizable! They have many themes and you can change out the colors to any color they have. 
  • The removable Sticker is made using Top-Quality Matte Vinyl. Safe for your walls, bright, and colorful. 

Here are a few of my personal favorite wall decals from EvgieNev:

Teddy Bears LOVE Wall Decals Boys & Girls Room Decals

This wall decal is inspired by Valentine's Day and one of the most popular wall decals from EvgieNev. These bears look like Winnie-the-Pooh Teddy Bears. It features four cute teddy bears that are sitting on the tree and flying on a balloon with a color combination of pinks for baby girls and blues for baby boys. You can pick any other colors from our color chart.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

New Release: 2021 Mini Hess Toy Truck Collection

 Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Today is the day! Hess Truck's 2021 Mini Truck Line is released today, June 9th, just in time for summer fun! This set features highly detailed, small-scale versions of classic holiday Hess Toy Trucks from the past. The 2021 little legends are on sale exclusively at HessToyTruck.com 

Friday, June 4, 2021

Playmobil Celebrates the New Movie Release of Spirit Untamed!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received a complimentary product(s) or a discount code to purchase my own. 
One thing a grandaughter of mine really loves to do is go to the movies. Today, June 4th, DreamWorks' newest animated feature, Spirit Untamed is being released by Universal and you can bet we'll be seeing that one together. As some of you already know, she also LOVES Playmobil building sets, as has every single one of my children (and now my grandchildren) so I know for sure that she is going to be very excited to see that they have released 6 new sets that coincide with the movie we are going to see.