Monday, June 11, 2018

Personal Update and Fantastic Finds Boutique introduction!

It's been way too long since I've posted anything! My apologies! Life has gotten in the way a little plus I began my own entrepreneurship adventure! I am selling handmade items, skincare/bath product, and a delicious tea line that I have been working on branding and creating. I also got two little babies that are absolutely adorable AND annoying (what babies aren't at least some of the time) and started an adventure into essential oils! So, here's a bit more about everything:
Introducing Fantastic Finds Boutique!

Fantastic Finds is a boutique designed to give you beautiful and functional products at a discount. We search products to find the most useful products in colors and designs that show off your specific taste or ideas. We sell jewelry, home decor items, kitchen items, and tea ware. That's not all though. Recently, we have decided to create our own line of bath products and face masks and a delicious tea selection. There are black teas and green teas and quite a few herbal blends. I have a lot of trouble trying to stay away from my stock since it's so fantastic! My loss is your gain, however, because you can get your own sample sets and/or bulk sized teas! My tea selection is not listed, so you would have to email sales@fantasticfindsboutique.com OR check out our Facebook page to buy through messenger. Eventually we'll get everything listed, but for now I don't want you missing out! Here's what we have at this moment!

Available Teas for Purchase
Delicious Asian style tea with wonderful flavor. Available for immediate shipping in bulk 1 pound size. Only one available.

Another one of my favorites, with smokey black tea and orange with different spices. Reminds me of orange spice tea with a twist! Available in bulk sizes with a pre-order

A delicious twist on sencha and dragonwell tea! Good for days you need a strong flavor but don't want to make something complicated. Available in 2ish ounce tins and in bulk with a pre-order.

If you want a party in your mouth and adore coconut, then this might be for you! Deliciousness incarnate! This one is one of my favorites and I could drink it ALL DAY! Available in bulk or smaller with a pre order.

Lavender is well known as an herb that promotes calm and relaxation, so drinking this delicious blend is fantastic for relaxing after a really stressful day. Available in bulk with a pre-order.


Tastes like a mint explosion! Mint is well known as a digestive aid for stomach troubles, so this could be fantastic for that late afternoon discomfort! Bulk size available with a pre-order.

This delicious tea is available in 1.75 ounce tins and tastes like a blissful day! Only 2 left, so ordering now will ensure you have a chance to try it out.

Pumpkin spice fans unite! This tea is a delightful twist on the "pumpkin spice" craze and is packed with flavor! Hello Fall in a cup! Available for shipping or pick up immediately in one pound bulk size.

These teas are just a sampling of what's available! I am very excited about this opportunity and am hoping to learn as much as I can about the process so that I can aid you in your own entrepreneur adventure. As I am the owner of both blog and store, I will receive financial benefit from links in this post, but I felt that it was important to share my own stories with you. Transparency is important to me, so here I am. I am going to leave the rest to your own exploration as I don't want to write a book about everything, so I will cut this short here and share more in the next couple days. Good luck and happy saving!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Microworkers.com, is it a scam? Survey Sites that WORK

Microworkers: Scam or No: YES IT IS A SCAM

Here's my take:

So I might have mentioned something about Microworkers.com as a good place to earn money. After testing it and waiting for longer than necessary for any form of payout, I have determined that no, it does NOT pay out as expected and is a waste of time. I earned the minimum to pay out and requested a pin to be mailed to me (this is a requirement according to their rules), only to never receive it. I am rather disappointed as it seemed like a rather easy way to earn some extra income.

I am still waiting for a confirmation, but it's been months with no payments, so I'm going to make the conclusion that it is not something you can use to make money. Quite depressing if you ask me, especially since the list of tasks are super easy and very helpful and useful. Oh well...life goes on!

So what does work?

Well, since Microworkers didn't work, I do have a list of places that DO work, and have already been verified. Since most mamas don't have time to read multiple posts for the information, I'm rewriting it here so that you can grab it quickly and get to working.  Here's my current list of online opportunities that you can use to make money. I'm just glad I went through and tested before I promoted it as something that worked.

Survey Sites/Work Online Sites:

Survey Savvy
Survey Cow (type in DT20XH for a special bonus for both of us)
Surveys on the Go
Amazon Mechanical Turk
Inbox Dollars
I have already listed their attributes in other posts, so a simple list is best. These are all sites I have received multiple payments from. SurveyCow just sent me $10 to my paypal yesterday and I've made close to a hundred with Amazon Mechanical Turk. I'm at $15 til I can cash out with Inbox Dollars, so yes these are verified.

Heres My Parting Thought:

I hope these help you get to where you want to go. They don't pay millions a year, but there are benefits to using them. I have paid bills and had extra to buy pizza while using these various sites, so don't think you won't make anything. Here's hoping you can get just a bit more in your pocket and can grow into better living standards OR even put some money in the bank! Both are very noble goals if you ask me. Thank you for reading!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Kindness, Condemnation, Judgment, and Suffering

Lately while perusing social media pretty extensively, I've noticed an extreme lack of understanding and more than enough condemnation and judgment. It's rather unfortunate, and shows a lack of care for our fellow humans and is something I believe needs to be changed. How to change it? Choose to always be considerate of others... Be there for the friend who calls and says she's lonely...check up on your friends you KNOW are depressed and make sure they've taken care of themselves lately. DO NOT write incendiary condemning posts about people you consider "different". Who knows what they've gone through and why they react the way they are. Be KIND. I wrote a little something here that expands a little on what I'm saying.

This is my pledge for this year...one of those "New Years Resolutions" if you want to call it that. I choose to every day make it a point to be kind to those who according to the world "don't deserve it". The outcasts...the socially unaccepted...the bullied...the "different." and the ones who desperately are crying out to be noticed or accepted. I will focus on retweeting kindness and compassion on my Twitter and also insist on treating those I come in contact with in the kindest way possible.

I know this is a short post, but I believe it is worth talking about. Part of being a successful mommy and person is learning how to be a good influence in the world...Teaching your children to be kind is crucial to their development, as they will take over the world once we are gone. Don't you want your children to be positive contributors to the world? To be the ones who say, you belong and I don't care if you're different, you're important and your voice matters. I believe this is one of our most important duties as parents of children...We are teaching them how to live in this hideous messed up world and how to help change it.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Stay tuned for a new post sometime this weekend

It has been way too long since I've shared anything, so I will be working on something this weekend in between watching the Olympics. This is a favorite of mine, but ya'll are important too, so I'll be working my hardest on something that is useful and helpful. I hope everything is going well for all my readers!
Necessity dictates that I be short and sweet at the moment! More to come this weekend!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

One Pot Chicken Dumplings Soup

Have you ever looked at your pantry and couldn't figure out what to make? I did that today, and I found a few things and made something pretty delicious! Here's what I had and here's what I used.

One Pot Chicken and Dumplings




Ingredients:

  1. 1 Can of Chicken and dumplings (I used Sweet Sue's)
  2. 1 Can Mixed vegetables (I used Great Value's Mixed Vegetables, but you can use any brand you want or that you have in your pantry)
  3. 1/2 a bag of frozen broccoli (I used the rest of a bag of Great Value Frozen broccoli I'd used earlier in the week)
  4. Salt and pepper (I used Himalayan Pink salt and fresh ground pepper in a grinder)




Directions:

  1. Heat up a skillet or saucepan and add all ingredients. 
  2. Cook for about ten minutes or til hot and ingredients are cooked through.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and any other seasonings you wish.
  4. Serve hot.
Makes about two and a half servings. My kids ate the entire pot in one meal. To stretch it out a little more, you can add more cans of whatever vegetables you'd like or another bag or two of frozen vegetable. The joy about this recipe is you can add whatever vegetables you want and enjoy a variety of different flavor combinations.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Writer's Corner Entry #1

Welcome to the Writer's Corner!
Today I want to remind you that when you're writing a blog post or pretty much anything, one thing you need to remember is that when you are speaking in "present tense" (meaning happening right now), you need to make sure that it stays the same through the entire paper or post. This makes your writing so much better and allows you to look and sound more credible. If you have noticed that this post is written in present tense, then good for you!
So, if you are talking about something that happened in the past, try to use that form.
What's the difference between to and too? Here's a sentence that may help you..."I went TO the shop TO get food TOO. Too means also...so if you have also done something, you've done it too. Yes I am sorry it is confusing!
What are problems you have had when trying to translate what you are saying into English?

Thursday, January 4, 2018

So, as a side business, idea, however you wanna call it, I got involved in trading within the cryptocurrency market. This isn't necessarily a cryptocurrency platform and it's not my goal to switch completely to trading information here, so I wrote an entry on my other blog. You can find it here. I will be writing and posting more on there once I get my information in an organized form and I'm not thinking all over the place, which I struggle with. I will let you know when a new post is available so you can check it out for yourself!


Personal Update and Fantastic Finds Boutique introduction!

It's been way too long since I've posted anything! My apologies! Life has gotten in the way a little plus I began my own entrepreneu...