I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Aflac. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
Hopefully, you haven’t experienced the unpleasantness — to put it mildly — of a serious injury or illness. Even with health insurance, it can be downright debilitating, physically and emotionally, as well as financially. That’s why Aflac wants to help you figure out the real cost of healthcare — and, more important, help you afford it.
Several years ago, when my father developed lung cancer, he spent the last six weeks of his life in the hospital and received a few rounds of radiation and then a few doses of chemo, before he was declared a hospice patient and passed away. While my mother was still working and my father was disabled (so there wasn’t a loss of income, as there often is when a serious illness strikes), the medical bills were outrageous. We’re talking in the neighborhood of $1 million for his roughly six-week hospital stay. $1 million. That’s just the healthcare. When you factor in the other costs, like the cost of my mother eating out at least once a day because she was constantly shuttling from work to the hospital and back and forth (don’t forget the gas expense!) plus parking fees (almost daily, when she couldn’t find a parking space elsewhere), among other things…you get the real cost of healthcare.
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This might come as a surprise to some people (it did to me, for one), but are you aware of how much it costs to develop elearning courses? I have to admit, I was under the assumption that elearning was easier and the lesser of the two when it comes to elearning vs. “traditional” learning. And, I figured, with the rise in custom elearning development, it must be cheaper, right? I mean, if it isn’t the less expensive way to do something, then why is it popping up all over the place? So when I happened upon this infographic comparing instructor-led training and elearning and, boy, was I surprised.
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Outlets. You love ‘em, I love ‘em…heck, everybody loves ‘em. And, recently I found out that I really really love the Outlets at Sands Bethlehem. Like love love.
The Outlets at Sands Bethlehem are wonderful. For starters, the first thing I happened upon was…a Peeps outlet store. Yes, you read that correctly. I found a Peeps outlet store, for the first time ever. Not. Kidding. Peeps everywhere. It was Peeps Nirvana. Oh man, the Peeps. They. Were. Everywhere.
Seriously? A Peeps Outlet? Wow. This. Is. AWESOME! And the awesomeness only gets better once you’re inside…
But the folks behind the awesomeness of Peeps are also behind the awesomeness of, oh, Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews…
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Welcome to the 2nd annual MamaLOVE Giveaway Hop hosted by MamaNYC! And I am happy to express some serious Mama LOVE by showing YOU, my readers, just how much I love YOU by giving you a chance to win a seriously adorable Big Buddha Tote in Berry!
This charming — and roomy — Big Buddha Tote is constructed of synthetic embossed leather. It will hold everything from your wallet, sunglasses, electronics, cosmetics, diapers, snacks, a book (or two)…you name it! The Big Buddha Tote features two wide shoulder straps for your comfort, an exterior zip pocket, decorative hardware accents and a secure top-zip closure. It also has a snazzy animal-print lined interior which features a back wall zip pocket and front wall slip pockets. The bottom width measures 13 inches, the middle width of the tote measures 16.5 inches, and the top width is 17 inches. The Big Buddha DakotaTote is just over 5 inches deep and stands 14.5 inches tall, with a handle length of 22 inches and a handle drop of 9 inches. The tote itself is nice and light, though, weighing only a pound and a half! It retails for $80.
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I drive a 2007 vehicle. Which means it doesn’t come with the bells and whistles of fancy shmancy new vehicles. It also means that I have to ignore my phone when I’m driving nor can I integrate my personal playlist since my car was probably like, “Blueface? Bluemouth? Blue-what?” when it was on the assembly line. All I have to say is, “Ha!” Those days are over, my outdated vehicular friend! Now that I got the opportunity to try out the Jabra Freeway Bluetooth Speakerphone — thank you, Jabra! — those days are definitely over!
What’s so great about the Jabra Freeway Bluetooth Speakerphone? Um, how about everything? For starters, it’s dummy-proof. No, for real. Voice guidance ta;ls you through set-up and pairing (thank you!). Basically, you just need to charge the Jabra Freeway until the red light goes off. Then, you attach it to your visor. Oh, and turn it on. That’s about all the heavy lifting you’ll need to do, to be honest.
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Yes, I said it. Healthy hoohoo. Don’t judge me. You know that a healthy hoohoo is important. (Or, you should, anyway!) And yet, what do you use to “clean” your private area? (Yes, I’m going to use a lot of different names for that, including “hoohoo.”) The same soap you use for the rest of your body? Body wash? Probably nothing designed specifically for your precious parts, right? Right? Be honest.
This is why I’m going to tell you about healthy hoohoo. The lovely folks at healthy hoohoo (the company) asked me to try out their products so I could share my experience with you. The beauty of healthy hoohoo products is that they’re formulated to make your precious parts feel fresh and clean while their targeted pH level preserves your protective vaginal flora. You know when your hoohoo isn’t healthy, because it’s itchy, or has an unpleasant odor, or you’re experiencing an abnormal discharge, or you’re having pain during sex. Did you know that your precious parts (and the surrounding skin) are the most absorbent parts of a woman’s body? Did you further know that it only takes seconds for the chemicals in your personal care products to enter your bloodstream? Seconds! Egads.
Tips to maintain a healthy hoohoo:
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You’re probably not thrilled that the whole “Subway Black Card” thing was on TMZ recently. I get that. Because now you’re probably inundated with people begging for a Subway Black Card, asking how they can get their grubby little hands on one, requesting that special VIP treatment that is reserved for, oh, ya know…millionaires.
Now I know you know what the Subway Black Card is. Let’s not do that dance. You know. I know. You know I know. I know you know that I know. Let’s move on from that awkwardness. You have the Subway Black Card. It’s pretty “exclusive” from what I hear. But I want in. I must, must get in to this exclusive club.
But you’re probably wondering…big whoop. What does this schlub have to offer us? And why in the name of the exclusive Subway Black Card would we give her one? OK, that’s fair. Cause, after all, I’m no Jared, who reportedly has amassed a $15 million net worth, who is really the “face” of Subway. I get why he has a Subway Black Card, and even why the Subway Black Card was created for Jared. Or Ryan Howard, who is my favorite player on my beloved Phillies, the guy who gets harassed for making $20+ million a year. Or Jarvis Jones, your new spokesperson, who recently was drafted in the first round of the NFL draft, but also was drafted by Subway in what is reportedly a six-figure-deal. Jarvis Jones got a Subway Black Card.
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Like/love jewelry? Check. Can’t seem to get enough jewelry? Check. Want good jewelry without going into debt to get said good jewelry? Check. That’s why SuperJeweler jewelry is for you (and me).
When the folks at SuperJeweler offered to send me one of their products to review, I quickly said yes. And quickly said, “I’d be happy to check out your Silver Tone Crystal Wide Domed Dangle Bracelet” (or something to that effect). And this is what I received:
I love this bracelet. It is heavy but not TOO heavy — OK, OK, it’s “just right.” It doesn’t feel cheap or chintzy, but it doesn’t weigh you down, either. And boy does it shine! Look at how it reflects the light of my flash!
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Welcome to the Mother’s Day Giveaway Event, where you can find a whole bunch of Mother’s Day gift ideas!
Everyone loves their mom and always wants to find the best gift to make her feel loved and appreciated. These are the gifts I have found and would love to share with you. After you enter my giveaway head over to Makobi Scribe to see her mothers day gift ideas worth over $3000. Then enter the grand prize drawing of a $1000 worth of Karina Dresses.
Here, at Keenly Kristin, you can win a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Ah, the beauty of the gift card; you can buy whatever you like, put it toward a bigger purchase that you’ve had your eye on…you name it! And, there are all kinds of great Mother’s Day gift ideas you can find at Amazon — like a Kindle, or a KitchenAid Stand Mixer, or jewelry, cookware, or a new gadget! Whatever it is…an Amazon Gift Card can help you get it! This giveaway is open to U.S. residents (18+) and ends May 18 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Just enter via the Rafflecopter form below, then head on over to the next blog on the linky. Good luck!
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