Sunday, October 17, 2010

Do You Love To Scrapbook or Get a Little Crafty??

Being a mother, I love to scrapbook and make greeting cards. My biggest problem is finding the time to do these hobbies, as they are just that; hobbies -- not a must do on my list. I was lucky enough to receive these wonderful items to try out. I was sooo happy when I received this package in the mail, and it gave me a good reason to spend a day scrapbooking and trying them all out!

The decorative scissors I absolutely loved. I have purchased cheaper versions in the past and they ended up being a big nuisance because they would sometimes bend the paper instead of cutting all of the way through. These x-acto scissors were a little longer than the ones I’ve had in the past and they actually cut all the way through the paper the entire length of the scissors.

The craft bond glue spots were almost a little TWO sticky. I think the adhesive could come down a notch just a little bit. They were a little difficult to use. For best results, if you need to cut them down to size, do it with the backing still intact.

The corner punch works great. I’ve been wanting to get a rounded corner punch for awhile, but hadn’t dont it yet. I’ve tried some before where they would cut a little crooked. This corner punch from x-acto made perfectly rounded corners on paper or photographs and it is light weight unlike some punches that always seemed a bit heavy, plus it was super easy to use.

The liquid glue pen is a great idea, but my problem with it is that the plastic on the “pen” seems to be a little too thick making it a bit difficult to squeeze. It is still usable, but kind of a pain to use, however I do like the two different sized tips on each end of the pen.

The tape runner was a real problem. I think it had the same problem as the glue spots -- the adhesive was too strong. I couldn't use it. The tape part of it wouldn't roll and the wheel wouldn't even turn. It was as if the adhesive was so sticky it was all sticking together! Maybe I just got a defective one? I played around with it for quite awhile until I finally got mad and gave up.

I received free samples of the above elmer’s products through my membership with bzzagent.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Making Money With Twitter.. Is It Possible?

Ok, so most people have a Twitter account these days, right? I've had one for awhile now and I know there are lots of advertisements for earning money with your twitter account. It's difficult to know which ones are legit and which ones are just time wasters. I've been using a couple of these twitter money makers for a few months now and have had a positive experience.

First, is MyLikes . Fill out your profile information and just wait for the offers to come. If an advertiser specifically wants to work with you, you will get an email alerting you and you will have a choice to accept the offer or decline. Sometimes the tweets are pre-written for you so that all you have to do is approve them to be posted to your twitter account, or you can write your own if you think you can catch more attention. You get paid for every click the tweet gets and it will be re-tweeted multiple times for you if you allow it. You can also link it to your facebook profile and have the advertisements go out to your facebook friends as well. Even when you don't get the emails, you can log in to your account and see if any opportunities are available for you and choose the ones that you wish to advertise.

SponsoredTweets works much the same way, except you may need to log into your account more often to look for opportunities instead of just wait around for their emails. You fill out ten keywords and you will be able to choose which campaign you would like to work with.

Both of these only take a few minutes to do and I have earned money with them myself!

All of my tweets are not advertisements, just so you know, and if you would like to follow me, here is a link to my twitter page.

Sponsored Tweets works the same way.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Libman Freedom Mop is a life saver!

I live in a house that has hard wood floors in every room downstairs. I love the floors, but hate cleaning them. It’s always such a hassle to have to lug around a bucket of water to mop with and then dump the dirty water out. I’ve tried the other mops with the changeable pads on them but I thought they were a pain to have to stop and change or they were always coming off while I was mopping.

I tried the new Libman Freedom Spray Mop and I absolutely love it!! First of all, it has a little bottle compartment that you can fill up with your own cleaning solution; it can be just plain water or a mixture of cleaning chemicals. The little bottle just snaps in and out to fill up. The head of the mop has a removable microfiber pad cover that is velcroed on so that it doesn’t come off while you are mopping, and you can remove it, wash it out, and reuse it over 50 times. It washes out really easily, too. The mop head swivels and moves to go in any direction you want it to which makes it super easy to get under and around things or to mop against a wall.

You can spray your solution wherever you want it to go in front of the mop with the trigger sprayer so that you don’t have to carry around a bucket or a spray bottle.

This is the perfect mop for me. I have 3 kids and when things accidently get spilled on the floor, I can just grab the mop, spray, and mop it up. It’s so easy and has made mopping up messes a lot easier on me and my back!

This mop typically goes for around $19 - $24.99 in the store. It comes fully assembled and you can have peace of mind knowing that it is made in a family owned company in Illinois.

If you are on facebook, go to their page and “like” them and let them know that you heard about them from me!


Libman sent me a free freedom mop as a member of Mom Bloggers Club for review in this blog.