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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Redecorating For Spring

What is it about spring that makes you want to clean and redecorate? I don't know about you, but I've been cleaning up a storm and have been moving some furniture around to give my house that deep clean. When it's done I'm sure it'll be just begging for something new on the walls. I'm not sure I'd choose zebra print wallpaper, but I definitely think a new coat of paint just might do the trick. 

I just painted my bedroom not too long ago, but sometimes all a bedroom needs for a little sprucing up is a bedspread. There's lots of choices like chenille bedspreads or for more of a country look, a quilt bedspread like I have. Add some pillows and shams and it can change the whole look of your room.

It's always nice to add new furniture when you redecorate your living room. Just adding one piece, like a sleeper chair can add just the right touch without buying a whole new set. You can also add a little change and comfort using throw pillows in patterns and different colors to tie everything in the room together. 

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Browsing For Furniture

I've been furniture shopping before and I didn't enjoy it. Mainly because you have to go from store to store. Add in a stop for lunch and a bathroom break and it can turn into an all day event before you settle on something you like. Shopping online tends to be a little more pleasant. At least you can come and go at your leisure without physically exhausting yourself. However, it does have it's drawbacks.

If you go to Yahoo and type in the keyword furniture, it will give you over 438,000,000 websites. So you start from the top and work your way down...or do you? This can get very old, very fast. You'll come across sites that aren't user friendly, the furniture is way over-priced, they don't have a large selection or you seem to get dropped in a rabbit hole. While you're trying to look at Bedroom Furniture, you're met with "look at Dining Room Furniture" or "look at Bar Furniture" instead of what you're actually wanting to see. Frustration can eventually have you rethinking your online shopping experience.

There is a website that offers everything you could want from an online furniture store. Discount prices, a large selection of furniture, and a very user friendly site stand out among the other competitors. Discount Furniture Warehouse is based in Long Beach, California and they carry several nationally recognized brands, including Tempur-Pedic®, Ashley (Millenium) and Wesley Allen just to name a few. They make shopping online for furniture an enjoyable experience.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Ya Know What....

...working full-time, being a full-time mom and a full-time wife is really, really hard, but somehow I'm doing it even if I'm not doing it well. The good thing is that Jeff is probably doing more around here than I did when I wasn't working full-time. If I would have spent more time actually doing things than stressing out I probably would have gotten a lot done. Oh well. I'm very thankful that I have a husband that helps around the house AND he brings me dinner every night when I'm at work. How cool is that! Tonight he's going to church while I'm at work so I'll be at work being thankful for the nights that he has brought me dinner while I munch on a bag of chips and a sandwich. Speaking of...I'd better go make my dinner. I've got to leave for work soon. If you stop by while I'm gone leave me a comment!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Blogger of the Week

Sorry I'm so late getting this up today. The Blogger of the Weeks is..........

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Pia and I became blogging friends not long after I started blogging a few years ago. She's always inspiring and encouraging regardless of her own circumstances. Pia also does paid posts and has recently started publishing on Associated Content. Go by and check out her blog and read her articles on AC!

If you'd like to be considered for Blogger of the Week next week, all you have to do is leave a comment!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

eHow $50 Holiday Program

If you haven't signed up with eHow yet, now is a good time to do it. Just recently, Rich, the eHow Community Manager, sent out a message to eHow contributors offering them a chance to make $50 just in time for Christmas. In addition to the $50, you'll also earn money from their Writer Compensation Program. He gave me permission to share this opportunity with you, but he said that you'll need to sign up as soon as possible.


Hi, The holidays are just around the corner, and we’re offering eHow’s high contributors a chance to earn $50 Christmas spending money. We have noticed you’ve been submitting quality and resourceful content to the eHow library. On top of the Writer Compensation Program earnings, we would like to extend a bonus of $50 for 10 articles. Thus far you’ve submitted “5” articles, and if you have “15” articles by 11/30/2007, we will give you $50… It’s as simple as that!

All we ask of you is to follow these minor rules—
1) MAKE SURE to write on these following category topics: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Sundance Film Festival, Winter X Games, Awards Season (such as the Golden Globes, etc.), NFL Playoffs, or Internet. Please limit on recipe and food articles.
2) Proof read for spelling and grammar.
3) Article is at least 4 steps.
4) Add at least 2 photos to article (if possible).
5) Make sure your profile is filled out (if it hasn’t been).

If this is something you would be interested in, please message me back and I will make note of your enrollment. I will check back on 11/30/2007 and if you have 10 more articles than what is noted on this message, you will be given $50, BUT PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTACT ME AND TELL ME YOU ARE GOING TO BE ENROLLED FIRST. Another thing, the prize doesn’t stop there; we will be giving away one website domain to 10 different enrollers of the $50 bonus program. Our editorial staff will pick the 10 best New Year’s Day articles (make sure to submit at least one New Year’s Day article to be eligible), and winners will receive a ChannelME.TV website. Our friends at ChannelME.TV will offer you your own personalized domain name with cool web/social networking tools to make your web building experience as easy as 1-2-3. For more info on this product, check out Make sure to contact me ASAP so I know if you’re interested :) Thanks. -Rich


Go to eHow and get signed up and then Click here to send Rich a message letting him know that you'd like to be enrolled in the program. Let him know that Annette at Blogging Days & Nights told you about the program.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

What Mommies Say

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The First Step

There's probably a million work at home sites on the internet. Of course that's a pure guess. I haven't taken the time to count them. The majority of the ones that I have read seem to lean toward getting rich quick. While I think it's good to have high hopes, I try to keep them realistic. Besides, my aim isn't to get rich. It's simply to pay my bills and God willing, have a little extra to share.

My hope is to give you an honest opinion about working at home by doing what I do which is writing online. It's so easy to get focused on making it work that you can start to lose sight of the other important things going on in your life, such as your family and your home. Odds are you're not going to make a quick million in one night, but if you wait and perservere you might actually start to make a decent income.

The first thing I did was to create a blog. When I first started blogging it was mainly for the purpose of having a diary or journaling. I didn't think of it as a tool to make money, but because that's what this blog has turned into, I'll try to give you my perspective from if I was to start from scratch. So, the first thing you need to do is start a blog. I use blogger because it's free and in my opinion, easy to use.

I think the most important thing to do when starting a blog would be to do it based on one or a couple of interests. You can have as many blogs as you want so I think it's best to have a separate one for your personal blog if that's what you decide to do. Niche blogging, where you blog about one thing instead of a broad range of things, will attract more readers and possibly a better ranking in the search engines. Since I've ressurected this blog, it's been almost like starting from scratch. I've been posting about one general interest which is working at home and so far it's working. I have a few loyal readers! Later on I'd like to start another blog about a different interest. I'm not exactly sure what I will blog about, but I do know that I want it to be unique.

Once you've started your blog, it may be a little while before you can get approved to get paid for blogging or paid to post because they require that your blog be active for so long, be indexed by Google or Yahoo and/or have a page ranking. However, in the meantime you can go and sign up for Associated Content, eHow and Shared Reviews. You can get paid for things you write for their site and also advertise your blog there. Those sites also pay you for page views, so you can advertise the articles you write for them on your blog. This past week my page views on Associated Content went from just under 6,000 views to over 13,000 views.

Well, I'm off to clean my kitchen. I'm doing a video on how to make turkey stuffing for Associated Content and it has to be done today. After that I'm working at the grocery store so I probably won't be posting again until tomorrow. I'm happy to share any knowledge I have, so if you have any questions at all that I can answer, just let me know and I'll try! Leave me a comment while I'm gone if even just to say hello and I'll come visit you and leave you a note to let you know I've been there!