Sunday, September 18, 2016

Coupon For the Home with Groupon! #Groupon #ad

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine

Recently I shared some information about Groupon on here. One of the biggest things we use Groupon for is our traveling expenses. Restaurants, lodging, attractions, etc.  However, did you know Groupon also has coupons and deals for a wealth of items, not just stores and restaurants? For example, if you're doing some shopping for Christmas or birthdays for anyone in your family, Groupon Goods is the perfect way to save money! Or, if you need anything for your home, you can probably find deals on Groupon.

This is something I will be checking out; I've always used Groupon for the travel and occasionally local restaurants and such, but I recently learned about the Groupon Goods section. We've been doing a lot of work around the house lately, moving bedrooms around, painting, redecorating, and getting some new furniture. This is the perfect time for us to check out what deals we can get through Groupon! Bedding, towels, kitchen tools, decor, and even furniture is available on Groupon Goods.


While doing all the redecorating we've opted for some of the retro and/or rustic look, partially due to the fact that our entire family is kind of the "old soul" type. For example, each family member is looking for or already has a record player in their room. Yes, we have a ton of old Gospel music records, and they get played constantly. Now, record players are fairly easy to find at certain department stores, but I fell in love with this retro record player Groupon has for under $50.00, 65% off of regular price! This would be perfect for our living room/family room.


Household items aren't the only thing you can find on Groupon Goods though, you can get apparel, gift ideas, electronics, sporting goods, jewelry, auto, and even grocery! Whether you're in the market for an addition to your wardrobe, a gift for a family member or friend, or some new outdoor equipment, Groupon Goods will help you save money! And be sure to follow Groupon on Twitter to stay up-to-date on any special deals and news.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Couponing With Groupon!

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

Who here likes to save money? Just about everybody, right? I mean, who wants to spend more money than they need to on anything, be it groceries, clothing, household items, or hotels? I remember growing up when clipping coupons from the Sunday paper was the way to do it. Anyone else remember those days? You could find so many great coupons for groceries!


Now we're in the digital age, and everything - including couponing - has gone digital. My personal favorite way to coupon now is Groupon coupons. These coupons aren't just limited to grocery stores, you can find coupons for just about any category of store. They even have coupons for restaurants, my personal favorite being when they have coupons for Starbucks gift cards, which usually happens a few times a year.


One of the things I enjoy most about Groupon is that you can search for coupons in specific areas. We travel a lot, so it's nice to be able to check out the area restaurant or tourist attraction coupons in advance. For example, next week we are going to Pigeon Forge, TN. When I searched Groupon for Pigeon Forge area coupons, I got over 30 results. Some of these coupons are for 50% off! You can get two $12.00 gift cards for a local diner for only $12.00. Which means you can eat twice for the price of one meal, or two people eat for the price of one! There are coupons for local photography services, go-karts, zip-lining, the zoo, golf outings, and area attractions. Groupon will be saving our family quite a bit of money on this vacation!


Of course, restaurants and travel are not the only thing Groupon can save you money on. As I mentioned already, there are coupons for a large number of stores and products. Need a new laptop? Check out Groupon, they probably have some deals. In the market for sunglasses, boots, a frying pan, or a new luggage set? You can find coupons for all those and more on Groupon. Another one of our favorites is Snapfish; it's where we get all our photo books and prints after a family vacation. And you guessed it, Groupon has Snapfish coupons with deals like 40% off, free shipping, 67% percent off a photo book, etc. You can seriously save money on anything and everything at Groupon! You can even like the Groupon Facebook page to stay up to date on all the savings.

Monday, August 22, 2016

How To Whiten Sensitive Teeth with #SmileBrilliant


If you have sensitive teeth or gums, you may find it hard to find a whitening system that doesn't irritate. I am one of those people with super-sensitive teeth, and because of that I have avoided most teeth whitening kits. I've tried a few here and there over the past few years, but only found one that didn't cause any sensitivity in my teeth or gums. Many kits or systems I tried I could use once (often leaving the gel or strips on for only half the suggested time), but if I tried a second application, couldn't stand the sensitivity it caused. A couple years ago I tried a unique home-whitening system from a company called Smile Brilliant, and to date it is the only system that really does whiten my teeth, but doesn't cause any sensitivity!




Smile Brilliant is a home whitening system that allows you to actually get a custom-fitted tray designed specifically for your teeth. The kit comes with desensitizing gel and whitening gel, and this combination is perfect for people like me! Simply use the desensitizing gel in your trays for 10-15 minutes, and this prevents and alleviates any sensitivity. I only need to use it once a day during my whitening process, but you can actually use it more frequently if needed. For example, you could use it both before and after whitening, or even a couple different times throughout the day. I haven't found this necessary however; just the one use a day does the trick for me.



This is by far the best home teeth whitening system I have found for people with sensitive teeth. You can also find out more information about what causes sensitive teeth. I highly recommend it for anyone who's had a bad experience with home whitening, or is nervous about trying it out. You will love the results, and love the fact that your teeth and gums don't feel any pain or sensitivity! Smile Brilliant is also running a giveaway, so be sure to enter for a chance to win
a Smile Brilliant Home Whitening kit! Or if you'd like to purchase the system, enter the code hopes cafe at checkout for 5% off!

 
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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Caring For A Refinished Tub

Caring For A Refinished Tub

Whether you hire a tub refinishing Atlanta company to give your tub a make over or you do the work on your own, there are a few tips that you want to keep in mind to get the best results possible. A refinished tub is one that sparkles and looks like it did when the tub was first placed in the bathroom. It can give new life to the room instead of creating a dull look. 

Refinishing the tub is a less expensive option that replacing the tub in most cases unless there are cracks in the tub or the plumbing just isn't compatible any longer. When the job is done in the proper manner, it can last for up to 20 years, longer if you take care of the material that the tub is made of and if the tub isn't used on a regular basis. An example would be if the bathroom is a guest room that isn't used every day. As long as there are very few chips or scratches, the average cost for refinishing a tub is usually less than $500. 

After the tub has been refinished, there are a few cleaners that can be used to maintain the appearance. The tub might be a little slippery at first, so it's important to use caution when getting in and out of the tub, especially if children or elderly family members are in the bathroom. Refinishing the tub will remove small chips in the paint or other material that the tub is covered with. This is a benefit for the safety of those who use the tub as it can prevent scratches on the skin. When you're cleaning the tub, avoid using bleach because it can seep into the pores of the tub, causing small cracks and chips to develop. It will also etch away the porcelain on the tub. Bleach will strip the glaze away from the tub, which is what causes the dull appearance. Once the tub is refinished, the brilliance of the polish will return. Another tip to keep in mind is not to leave shampoo bottles in the corner of the tub. This will stain the corners over time, making this area of the tub harder to refinish.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Summer Celebration With Tatcha Skincare!



A couple years ago I featured a very unique Japanese skincare company on here called Tatcha. I absolutely love their products, so when I learned about a special summer celebration they have going on right now I knew I had to share! If you've never tried Tatcha products before this is your chance to get started, and if you're already a Tatcha fan - like me - here's a great way to get a free bonus gift with your normal order!



Simply follow this link to Tatcha and choose your summer set. If you spend over $150 you will receive a bonus Gold Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm, exclusive travel pouch, and a travel-size item of your choice! If you spend over $250, then you will receive the lip balm, travel pouch, and a trio of travel-side products! What are you waiting for? Get shopping and have a beautiful summer with Tatcha!!


Friday, July 1, 2016

The Fun of Cornhole


The Fun Of Cornhole

Cornhole is a fun game that is placed between two people. It is often played outdoors. One board is placed at one end of the game area while the other board is placed across from it at a certain distance based on how far the players want to throw. Each board can be designed in a manner that the player enjoys. Bean bags are used to toss into holes of various sizes that are made on the board. Games using cornhole boards are often used at fundraisers, family reunions, school events or as a way to have fun with family and friends. 

The game is one that doesn't require a lot of thought, making it a fun game for all ages to play. There are very few rules to the game, which is a benefit if you want to play with several people who tend to get anxious about sticking by exact ways of playing or if you want to play while drinking a few beers or alcoholic beverages. Cornhole qualifies as exercise to a point. You are using the arms to toss the bean bags to the board in order to get them into the holes. The game also requires coordination. If you don't get the bags in the holes, you don't score points. 

Since cornhole is a relaxing game and can be played with family and friends at almost any time, it's one that can be addictive. The boards must be designed in a certain way so that they are all the same, but you can paint the boards in any fashion you like, sch as a sports theme or one that features bright colors. It gives you a chance to get outdoors, getting fresh air and sunshine that you wouldn't get if you were stuck inside all day playing video games. This is also a benefit for children and teenagers who tend to remain inside doing school work or using a phone instead of getting outside. The boards are easy to carry, making the game easy to take with you wherever you want to play, such as a park or a playground.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Machine Shop Cutting Tools

When you're just starting out in the world of small business, it's easy to get overwhelmed with the options available to you. Even after you've established yourself, your small business is in a precarious position for the first years of operation. You can help ensure greater success by taking steps to increase your business now and build a safety net for any future problems you may encounter. Take your small business to the next level with these helpful tips, including enlisting community support, saving money on materials, and utilizing partnerships with other businesses.

The first step to growing your small business is reaching out to your local business owner community for relationships and support. Check out your local chamber of commerce for ideas about business friendly legislation and neighborhood business opportunities. Reach out to community groups to advertise your product or services, and take the opportunity to meet people who can help you out in the future. Consider this a chance to invest in your future by constructing a safety net of helpful contacts and a network of community resources.

Next, improve your bottom line by taking a hard look at your finances and cutting corners where appropriate. You don't want to compromise quality, but you do want to save money. When possible, try to repair parts and material before you replace them with expensive alternatives. Look online for better deals on necessary equipment. For example, if your business needs new machine shop cutting tools, try shopping at a reputable online store like High Quality Tools, Inc. This savvy shopping can save your business big money in the long run.

Finally, look to other businesses in your field for partnerships and build strong working relationships with these businesses. You may be concerned about dealing with your competitors, but there are more businesses that can help you than ones which can cause harm. Seek out business owners in related, but not identical, fields of business, and see if you can work together to increase your bottom lines. Often, you can come up with a partnership that benefits you both. For example, if you run a car dealership, see about partnering with your local car wash for a discount at both stores. 

Give your small business the boost it needs by taking advantage of all of the opportunities provided to you. Reach out, save money, and build partnerships for better business success.