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Learn about Health Savings Accounts at HSACenter.com

This post is brought to you by HSACenter.com. All thoughts and content are my own. My opinions about Health Savings Accounts are 100% honest and 100% mine.

Tax Day is quickly approaching and you don’t want to overlook the tax advantages of Health Savings Accounts. It’s important to pay attention to your HSA all year long, but it’s even more vital at tax time.

Health Savings Accounts

The Affordable Care Act affects Health Savings Accounts in some ways, but you need to remember the three tax advantages:

  • Money that you deposit into a Health Savings Account is tax-deductible
  • Interest earned on Health Savings Accounts remains tax-deferred 
  • Money withdrawn for qualified medical expenses are tax-free

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Blog Pop Spring Fling: Sweetworks Easter Candy

I was not financially compensated for writing this post. Sweetworks provided an Easter candy prize pack for this giveaway. My opinions are 100% honest and 100% mine.

Blog Pop Easter Candy GiveawayWelcome to Day 1 of the Blog Pop Spring Fling event, hosted by Momma Told Me!

I am so excited to be partnering with Sweetworks to present two fabulous Easter candy prize packs for our readers! Sweetworks has generously offered TWO prize packs containing all of this fun candy:

Sweetworks Easter Candy

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April Karina Dresses Dresstacular Giveaway

I was not financially compensated for writing this post. Karina Dresses provided a product sample to facilitate my review for the Karina Dresses Dresstacular™ Giveaway. My opinions are 100% honest and 100% mine.

Karina Dresses Dresstacular Giveaway

Woo hoo! It’s time for another Karina Dresses Dresstacular™ Giveaway — and the winner will get a new wardrobe of dresses valued at $1000!

Who wouldn’t want the opportunity to select $1,000 worth of Karina Dresses? The winner of the Karina Dresses Dresstacular™ Giveaway will receive that exact opportunity — the chance to update their closet with their choice of some fabulous Karina Dresses!

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Karina Dresses Megan Short Sleeve Dress

I was not financially compensated for writing this post. Karina Dresses provided a sample of the Megan Short Sleeve Dress to facilitate my review for the Karina Dresses Giveaway Dresstacular™. My opinions are 100% honest and 100% mine.

Karina Dresses Dresstacular Short Sleeve Dress

For the fourth round of our Karina Dresses review, you’ll notice that we — once again — chose the Megan Dress. This is our third Megan, which was unintentional, but we just can’t help it! At least this time, we chose a patterned short sleeve dress to shake things up a bit.

Karina Dresses Megan Short Sleeve Dress

Karina Short Sleeve Dress (Megan)

This short sleeve dress is absolutely fab for spring and summer! It is so versatile — you can accessorize with black, with white, or basically any color you choose. As you can see, we went with pink here (my favorite color), but you can go with whatever color works for you — red? Blue? Yellow? Green? You name it, it works!

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10 Facts About Peeps & a $400 Coupons.com Giveaway

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Coupons.com. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. My opinions about Peeps are 100% honest and 100% mine, as are my opinions about Easter coupon codes.

facts about peeps easter coupon codes

What do you think of when you think of Easter? Easter baskets overflowing with chocolate bunnies and jelly beans and…Peeps, am I right? What do you know about Peeps, other than the obvious fact that they’re fun and delicious? How about these facts about Peeps…

Dyson DC65 Vacuum is a beast!

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. My opinions about the Dyson DC65 Vacuum are 110% honest and 110% mine.

I don’t think I need to sing the praises of the Dyson DC65 Vacuum, but I shall. You know I shall. Look at this beauty:

Dyson DC65 Vacuum

I didn’t take any pictures of the assembly for two reasons: 1) I was too freaking excited to get my Dyson Animal Vacuum up and running, and 2) it was so quick and easy that I had it assembled before I even realized I should have taken pictures. Duh.

As you can see, my shiny new Dyson DC65 Animal Vacuum is sitting atop a shag carpet that is not exactly brand new. But before I show you the disgusting muck that the Dyson sucked out of the carpet, let me give you an idea of the area I vacuumed. The room is roughly (and I do mean roughly) 20 feet x 15 feet. However, the room has two couches along one wall, a recliner and a large hutch across another wall, a table and large TV stand on another wall, and an IKEA wall unit on the fourth wall. Yeah, minimalism isn’t exactly our “thing.” So, while the room may be a good size, the area of carpet is significantly smaller than the perimeter of the room. However — and this is a big however — this is what the Dyson Animal pulled out of the carpet during the first go-round (get ready, it’s disgusting):

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Spring at Kohl’s: Spring looks PINK!

I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Kohl’s. I received a gift card as a thank you for participating. My opinions about Spring at Kohl’s and Kohl’s spring looks are 100% honest and 100% mine.

Spring has finally arrived — after a very long, dreary, and snowy winter — and Kohl’s is ushering in the season with some fabulous trends. You can take a look at the spring looks in store at the Kohl’s Spring Fashion Hangout.

Kohl's Spring Looks Pink Skirt

I’m pretty excited about the prevalence of the color pink (my favorite!) as well as their fun accessories and fab shoes! Trust me — your shoe collection is not complete until you have a pair (or two) of pretty pink shoes!

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Help Seventh Generation fight toxins

This post is brought to you by Seventh Generation and Social Good Moms. My opinions about Seventh Generation’s campaign to fight toxins are 100% honest and 100% mine.

Do you have any idea how many chemicals are available in the United States?

More than 80,000. Eighty thousand.

Sure, there are regulations in place that are supposed to protect us and the environment from such chemicals, like the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). That one was enacted in 1976 and has never been updated. That means that the more than 80,000 chemicals used in the marketplace do not undergo proper testing and are not properly disclosed.

Why should the TSCA be reformed?

Seventh Generation Fight Toxins

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Groupizo Event: The Trash Turtle #GroupizoDC

This is a sponsored post for Review Wire Media and Groupizo. All views and opinions with regard to Customizo, the company, or the Groupizo Event are my own and were not influenced by the company.

What’s Groupizo, you say?

Groupizo Event

With Groupizo, everyone – including you and me! — is a designer. Groupizo is the only multipurpose online “design and sell” platform. It’s ideal not only for fundraising and nonprofits, but also for group leaders, budding designers, artists, and people who like to wear cool custom T-shirts. The opportunities are endless!

When you create a Groupizo event, you design a custom T-shirt, hoodie, hat, or other apparel item, set the selling price above the cost to produce, and we send you a check for the difference (aka your profits!). Because everyone who orders pays individually, you never have to collect money or carry inventory. This makes a Groupizo event the perfect custom apparel solution for school groups, spirit wear, fundraisers, and testing out your skills as a fashion designer. Groupizo events have produced anywhere from $100-$1200 in profits for the designer.

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Fine-tuning your Social Media Strategy

Bloggers (and brands, of course) are always trying to figure out the perfect social media strategy to get their content out there, to get it in front of as many people as possible, and, of course, to get it to rank high in Google searches.

Social Media Strategy Facebook Engagement

While Facebook has been a major player in your social media strategy (that screenshot is from one of my Facebook posts — I swear), its significance is starting to slide. The drop in Facebook’s organic reach is no secret and, unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a way out of the decline. Even more unfortunate is the importance of Facebook activity on our content’s visibility.

Twitter remains a big factor in the ranking of your content, but figuring out how to get that needed interaction on Twitter isn’t so simple. Developing a Twitter strategy is key — you can’t just create a Twitter account and think some tweets (and RTs) are going to result in a golden social media strategy. It won’t. I promise you.

 

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