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Pusheen Box Spring 2016 Box Open

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Pusheen is a cat animated web comic series. She is super adorbs. Last winter the company released a quarterly subscription box. It sold out quickly. Unfortunately I didn't get a box so I only lusted after it.

However, today they have opened up the list for Spring 2016 box. Hooray! Take all my money!!



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A Guide to Earn Extra Money

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A lot of my people in my life would call my husband and me "hustlers". No, we don't push drugs or anything like that. We just frequently know how to game the system and get lots of benefits. Want to learn how to make extra cash on the side? Want to know about those deals we get? Whaaa?!

5 Boring Ways to Make Extra Cash
1. Pick up side jobs
2. Sell Stuff on eBay or Craigslist
3. Babysit, Dogsit, Yardwork
4. Sell your crafts on Etsy
5. Do online surveys


Awesome and Easy Ways to Earn Money Online
Now the real reason you're reading this post. Here are my favorite ways to earn easy money from the comforts of sitting on your butt.

Bing Rewards
I've been using Bing for over a year now and have made over $700. Basically you get paid to use Bing as your search engine and they have daily points too. You earn points and redeem them for prizes. My favorites are to redeem them for Amazon giftcards, Starbucks giftcards, or 1 free month of Hulu. You can also transfer them to Swagbucks points.

Use my link to get free 150 points once your reach Silver.

MyPoints
This is what I've been using for over 5 years now. It's super easy to earn points and they have a good selection of rewards to choose from. You get emails about things to do to earn points. The easiest is to click the ads they send to you. They also offer surveys and coupons to earn points. I'm lazy and just do the ad clicking. I made a special folder for MyPoints and check that folder once a week.

Inbox Dollars
A lot like MyPoints, you get emails to earn points from clicking. You get paid in cash once your eat $30. I generally enjoy the surveys here more since they're easier.



Swagbucks
This site offers multiple ways to earn rewards. From taking surveys to watching videos to playing games. I visit the site daily to do polls and watch videos. If you have time you can do surveys as well.

ClixSense
Slow and steady wins the race. You get actually cash from this site. You click on ads and spend about 5-30 per click and earn fractions of a penny, but they add up over time. If I happen to be on the phone for a long time or have some spare time I'll click a few of these ads. The earning is slow but earning a few cents while I'm on hold with the utility company isn't bad!


Ebates
If you're shopping online, you should definitely stack on the discounts. Use Ebates to head to your shopping destination and earn money back on your purchase.

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back



How about you? Interested in earning extra moolah? Have any resources to share?

How to Start a Blog

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Thinking of starting a blog? In today's modern technology world, most every one already has some inkling of how to start a blog. But, maybe you're looking for some insider tips. Whether you want to blog about your life or make extra income, a blog can be a fun hobby. 


I started this blog in November 2011. 
I've blogged about a variety of things from my life, product reviews, giveaway, travelling to how to's. I've really enjoyed writing about things and it's been a really good creative outlet for me. Also, I've met some pretty cool people along the way. 

Step 1 - Choose a Blogging Platform
As you can see, I'm using Blogger which is owned by Google. I've tried many blogging platforms in the past - Xanga, LiveJournal, WordPress, etc. My decision to use Blogger was simple. The User Interface (UI) is very user friendly. Layouts are easy to design and manipulate. I'm not good with scripting some I need something fairly dummy proof. Since it's owned by Google, everything is linked to my Google account which made things very easy for me. 

I know there are people that swear by WordPress. I may try it out someday.

Step 2 - Complete Your Blog
Want more traffic to your blog? Make sure it's complete. Get a fancy layout. Don't know how to script? Etsy sells awesome layouts at a variety of price points. Generally they come with tutorials on how to install them too! Also remember to link up your social media write and "about me" page. 

Step 3 - Start Writing
Yes, start writing. Your blog needs content that's why people are visiting your site in the first place. Knowing what to write may not come easy. Finding your niche takes time. My best advice it to write about whatever interests you. Monitor your traffic and see what people like. 

Optional - Buy a Domain
Other people might say that this is a necessity. Well, if you're new to the blogging game, this might be an investment you can wait on. I don't see a need to get a domain until you have a lot of advertisers and visitors to your site. Generally if people really like your blog, they'll bookmark it and won't really need to remember your url anyways.


What do you think? Any questions? 

Scentbird Review

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Like many people, I enjoy wearing perfumes. Who doesn't want to smell nice? Generally I don't buy or own many perfumes because they're pricey and I only have 1-2 bottles at a time. I don't buy a new one until I've finished a bottle. I wish there was a more cost effective way to try many scents without breaking the bank.

I discovered a new subscription program, Scentbird, which is a monthly perfume subscription. The price is very reasonable and the amount is small enough to last a month. I could try new scents and have a variety at the same time. They have a huge library of scents to compliment all personalities.


The first step is to answer a few quick questions on about your personality and style. Once you get your suggestions, you can add them to a queue.


Packages are sent around the 15th of every month. It's exciting to open your mail and get a cute little 8mL fragrance. Your first package comes with a canister to hold your perfume. It comes with a nice velvet pouch. Simply twist the tube and the sprayer comes out. It's travel friendly and I can bring in on the go if I want to fresh up later in the day.

The cost is $14.95 a month with free shipping. You can also cancel whenever you want without any penalties or fees.

Get your first month free with my link! Sign up here!

Morimoto Napa

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Who is Morimoto? Masaharu Morimoto is a Japanese chef, best known as an Iron Chef on the Japanese TV cooking show Iron Chef and its spinoff Iron Chef America. He is also known for his unique style of presenting food. He has several successful restaurants, one of which is Morimoto Napa.

So far I've had the pleasure of dining here twice. I would love to eat here each time I visit Napa, but Napa has a lot of food to offer. This is just one of my favorites.


The toro tartare is my favorite dish and it's a must try! Morimoto presents the fish in a very unique way and the tastes are out of this world. Tip, make sure to ask for freshly grated wasabi. It'll take your experience to the next level.

If it your budget allows, go for dinner to try their pre fixe menu. Or if you're just going for lunch I would recommend their chirashi. Very beautiful plating and generous amount of fish.