I love using MyPoints. It's easy to earn points when shopping online, but they also give the opportunity to earn points through email clicks. The points add up pretty quickly and can be redeemed for gift certificates to various merchants, and even include PayPal and Visa Prepaid cards which can be used nearly anywhere. - I absolutely love MyPoints, to be honest. I currently have enough points to get roughly $100 or more in gift cards. I really did nothing more than a few mouse clicks to earn that. When I shop online, I can earn points at various merchants. Some merchants offer more points per dollar than others. During the holidays, they often have bonus points. What's even more awesome is I can turn around and make more online purchases with these gift cards and earn more points.
Vote for Young and fighting - team Texas Rangers and then pass it along! ♥ - Please, go and vote. Pass it around and have your friends vote.
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The thing I hate most about writing anything of content within a webpage is that so often when I'm writing, I have to set it aside to get something else done. More often than not, I wind up being logged out before I actually post and then everything I've written is lost. I should have figured out by now to type into notepad first, just so it isn't lost, but noooo. Poo. - I was pretty annoyed. I had been trying to come up with something to put on my Scentsy page on how I became involved in the company. I had even gone to bed but wound up getting back up because a light bulb clicked. I wrote out the story, and when I went to submit, it just disappeared. Come to find out, it was because I was no longer actually logged into the page where I was submitting it, but it hadn't told me the session had timed out so I never thought of that possibility.
Why yes, I *am* a Scentsy Independent Consultant. Why do you ask? ♥ - Now I just have to sell something. Let me know if you're interested in a basket party. I'll ship the basket of testers to you at no charge (will even let you keep it if you sign up to sell!) along with everything else you'll need, and you can earn free product!
Scentsy - We Make Perfect Scents!
Every time Sophie starts up, this commercial plays in my head. This is my life. All. The. Time. ♥ You might laugh, but I'm not joking. ALL. THE. TIME.
Pure awesome. I especially love the notes at the bottom. SO full of win on this one. Very creative.
I don't normally write notes, but I wanted to include these three links together. Please feel free to pass along this information.
Radiant Systems recently posted a few job openings in the DFW office. Please feel free to pass this along.
If you love candles but hate dealing with the flames or the wicks or the soot that clings to ceilings and walls, check out Scentsy! The warmers are electric, the wax never gets hot enough to burn, and the scent options are amazing. Click on like and spread the word! ♥ - I had an order placed on my website today, which excited me greatly! It was through my link on Facebook. :)
Hold the Flame - Independent Scentsy Consultant
Click the link. Like the page. Spread the word. Find a cure. ♥ - Some friends of mine from summer camp years ago are raising money to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Help them out if you can. Please.
Team Cassie - Make CF Stand for Cure Found
Ooh. I have a live link! ♥ I do! Click it! ;) I'm very happy with the way things are going right now. If any of you would like to host a basket party, I will gladly send a basket of testers to you free of charge. You can earn free and half price products through having a party. If you decide it's something you'd like to do, I'll let you keep the basket of testers as one of your welcome gifts. Feel free to email me at jodi at holdtheflame dot com. :)
I was introduced to Scentsy in early 2010 when one of my managers mentioned in passing his wife sold wickless warmers and wax. Being the candle fanatic I am, but also a slightly overprotective parent concerned about flames, I was immediately interested. I actually wound up developing quite a habit. I was sending her link to everyone, trying to interest my friends and family in something that interested me. Many people suggested I start selling it myself, but I couldn't do that. Direct sales is very much not my style.
Our summer vacation last year gave me a chance to spend some time with my sisters and mother. I took a basket of scents with me on our trip and shared with them my excitement over this product. We had such a great time sitting at the table after the kids were all in bed sharing our thoughts about the scents, sharing the memories the scents sparked, and creating new memories. For me, that was the most memorable night of our vacation.
As the year passed, I saw how greatly Scentsy affected people. I saw the tears and the laughter. I watched people who didn't really know each other come together over a few scents. I saw how much my family enjoyed their gifts. I learned more about the company and its practices. I saw the passion, the commitment, the spirit, the drive, all of it quite infectious. I found myself caught up in it and loving it.
I am still not a sales person. I'm not selling a product. I'm sharing an experience.
I was thinking the other cupcake recipe I posted would taste really good with a chocolate frosting. Here is a similar concept, but in reverse. I might have to make both just to see which one is better... ;) - I love raspberry and chocolate combinations and these cupcakes are beautiful. I just might have to make both for our next monthly directional. Om nom!
Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream | Good Life Eats
This is what I made this weekend for B and I both to take to work. They're not really like pineapple upside down cake, but they're not bad. The cupcake part is more biscuity than cakey, but they still seemed to be a hit. - Everyone who had one raved, but I still didn't think they were all that awesome. It's unlikely I'll make these again since I would *much* rather have pineapple upside-down cake. They were cute and convenient, though.
Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes Recipe
I have fallen in love with Springpad. It's better than Evernote, I think. It's clean, shiny, organized, and awesome. And yes, there's an app for that. The website is easy to use, but the app on my phone is just as easy. ♥ - The more I use Springpad, the more I love it. The possibilities are endless with this!
Springpad: a free app that helps you remember
Zombocom! - I'm positive this was because of something during the Super Bowl that involved Zombo, but I can't recall what that was, exactly. I just couldn't help thinking when I saw his name, ZOMBOCOM! Welcome to Zombocom!
Thank you, Chrysler. - The ad for the Chrysler 200, while still not my favorite car company, was a very well done ad about my hometown. I actually got all teary and homesick watching it.
I updated last night. ;) - Angry Birds has an updated version. They've actually updated both the regular Angry Birds and Angry Birds Seasons, so of course, I've updated both applications.
New update! Angry Birds in Super Bowl! SMS payment coming for Android! Phew!
♥ - This is pretty clever, though I can't help but think these people have just a little too much time on their hands...
For those of you who missed it... - I still get emotional when I watch this commercial.
One of my favorites.... Probably the most clever of all of the ads. - I loved the Darth Vader ad, really. It was terribly cute. This one, though... I love the details - the racing stripes, the song, the slides, the other bugs... it's just so well put together. I still have to go back and watch it from time to time because it impressed me so much. Of course, this doesn't mean I want a Beetle. VW just happens to have a pretty good reputation for making great commercials.
Does anyone know someone looking for a network management position? Please contact me if you do. - I found out one of our network guys quit. I also found out they're hot to fill his spot. If anyone knows of someone who might fit the bill in the DFW area, please feel free to pass this along. Links to various postings we have open are in this entry. The job hadn't been posted yet when I first posted this to FB.
Feel free to pass along... - This isn't the job mentioned above, but another opening we have.
Sr. Spec. Computer Operations in Irving, TX
This is the posting for the job I mentioned above. Please feel free to pass this one along as well.
Mgr, Networking - Irving, TX - Indeed Mobile
I *really* want to make these. I was going to make them this weekend, but B put the kibosh on it, requesting I make something else instead. Boo. - I will be making these at some point, though I'm not sure if I would stick with the butter cream on top or if I would make a chocolate frosting for the top. This weekend, I will be making pineapple upside down cupcakes instead. I haven't posted the recipe to FB yet since it's a tiny bit of a surprise. Here's hoping they work out. I probably should have bought raspberries for a backup plan.
Raspberry Cupcakes with Pink Buttercream and Lacy Chocolate Hearts - Martha Stewart Recipes
Good job, Coach, for being a nominee! Lions Nominate John Herrington for Inaugural Don Shula NFL Coach of the Year Award - Coach Herrington has been at Harrison High School since the dawn of time, or at least since the school opened. He's been teaching and coaching there for longer than I've been alive by one year! That's a long time. I might have had him for one class, but quite honestly, I don't remember that long ago. Anyhow, he's had a pretty impressive career at Harrison. Here's to you, Coach. Keep up the good work.
Keybard surgery unsuccessful. Will need t find dnr fr transplant. - For some reason, my keyboard was acting up. I have no idea what possessed it, though I'm sure it could stand a good cleaning. I ran my hand over the keys (no banging, believe me, though I wanted to), and two keys popped off. The 0 key was fixable but the O was not. This nearly drove me nuts. It was even more aggravating because I managed to find the parts that fell off, but some super minuscule part was missing, thereby making surgery on the O entirely unsuccessful.
Keybard surgery successful except for the - key sacrificed to save the O. It's like a kidney, though. I'm sure we'll be fine with only one -. Outpatient surgery, very little recovery time necessary. - I just couldn't give up. I know I have a service agreement on the laptop but I didn't really want to mess with getting it fixed and not having an O key was driving me insane! I still might buy a replacement keyboard in the event this happens again, but that's $30 I didn't really care to drop at the time (nor did I want to wait to fix the key). I decided to replace the piece I needed for the O from another lesser used key. I would have robbed from one of the F# keys, but they're smaller than the letters. I decided to sacrifice the - key on the number pad instead. I figured it's out of the way and completely redundant anyhow. So, now the O is working again and I'm less stressed and can get the - key fixed at my leisure. For the record, I was able to grab the piece I needed from work for the key I sacrificed and the keyboard is entirely put back together again.
I might have shared this link before. I'm always surprised by the response I get to this whenever I make it. I suggest having it for dinner and get a bunch of "eh" with no excitement. Last night, Sophie even refused to try a bite. After trying it, the tune always changes. B actually packed his lunch today (this rarely happens) and Sophie asked for seconds! I served this with ham steaks and asparagus. Family Recipes - Zucchini Quiche - This is one of my all time favorites, and I knew we didn't have enough Dream Dinners meals to finish out the month without me cooking from scratch (which I love to do) so it seemed the perfect time to pull this one out of my hat. Typically I would have served this alone or with a salad, but it's just too darn cold for a salad these days, and I knew I would get gripes if there was nothing else to accompany it. The ham steaks were a last minute addition, but they were perfect (and quick to cook up). I cooked the asparagus in the same pan I used for the zucchini prior to baking, and just cooked it long enough so it was tender-crisp (no one here likes wimpy asparagus). There was an argument with Sophie over trying the quiche (table rules here include taking one bite before not eating the rest) which led to a time out. Thankfully that was over pretty quickly and everyone was able to enjoy dinner.
There are some great tips in here. Some of these are fairly well known, but not all of them. 40 Essential Facebook Tips - There are a few tips in here I already knew, but not many. Of course, there were a lot of tips in here that just didn't interest me. I don't use FB nearly as much as some people (that's not very evident in these reviews, is it?). I do believe FB is gearing up for the new phone they'll be offering, which accounts for many of the newer features. I was mostly interested in the external applications (I love Semagic for LJ, so why not have something for FB as well?) and archiving my FB posts since I was already aware of most of the security features, even the "super log-off" of deactivating the account.
It can't hurt to post it again, right? To all my techie friends, please pass this along to people you know looking for a job. Aloha knowledge isn't necessary, but certainly helps! PC Desktop/POS support position - I know I've posted this link in the past, but that's mostly because I'd like to see another person or two in our on call rotation. If you know anyone who is looking in the DFW area, please forward this along to them. Thanks!
What looks like another winner for the dessert arsenal... Lime Squares with Pistachio Graham-Cracker Crust - These just look too yummy to pass up. I'll probably make these right about the time I'm tired of waiting for spring to arrive. That might actually be next weekend...
And... If it doesn't have a tail, it's an ape. - Thank you, Veggie Tales. This song is stuck in my head nearly all the time now. I suppose I could have a more annoying ear worm. ;)
Good to know for the next phone upgrade... I still love my phone, even without Froyo, and I'd much rather Samsung hold off on pushing upgrades than wind up with a brick or text messages that go to unintended recipients. It would be nice to see an update someday, though. Android upgrades: Which manufacturers can you trust? - My Samsung Epic still has not received the Froyo update. I'm perfectly fine with this, although there are a few applications I can't run on my phone because of this. Of course, since I've never used those applications, I have no idea what I'm missing. Along the same vein, near the bottom of the article there is a link for which carriers can be trusted for upgrades.
Locals: Please stand by. I'm going to be unloading a bunch of things, starting with Christmas decorations/supplies. We have way too much and need to get it GONE. Anything not picked up by friends will be freecycled or donated. Pictures will probably NOT be posted. - I have a ton of stuff to get rid of. I'm going to post this offer here as well. I don't plan on shipping anything, but if anyone is interested in looking through our crap (clothes, toys, craft supplies, Christmas supplies, etc.), I'll probably let most of it go for free. Some of it will be available to ship (my yarn or roving, for example), but most of it really just isn't worth it.
This is not your everyday version of Chopsticks... I would love to be able to play the piano this way.
Om nom! Double-Chocolate Cranberry Cookies - These cookies look positively amazing. The size of the cookie is a little insane and when I make them (and believe me, I will be making them), I will probably cut the size in half. Who drops cookies by the 1/4 cupful? o.O
Full time desktop and Aloha support position, Thursday - Monday. Aloha experience is not a necessity but is certainly a plus. Admin, POS Support Job in Irving 75062, Texas US - My department is hiring. If anyone happens to know someone local who has desktop experience, Aloha experience, and is willing to work weekends, please pass the link along.
This makes me nervous about using my card just about anywhere anymore. Report: Restaurants a big target for hackers - B has done a lot of work in his previous job and his current job regarding security, and we've been quite cautious because of his knowledge, but that doesn't make us immune to the dangers of using a credit card. At work, we're doing as much as possible to protect the guest. I have no idea what other companies are doing. I know there are companies that don't see the importance of this, and that's the part that scares me.
B's band performed at Dragonfly Studios a couple weeks ago. - The name of his band is Badrawn, which, if I recall correctly, means "in the basement," where they practice every Monday night. B is in the lower right with his drum.
Great idea! meal Train | Meal Calendar for New Mothers, Surgery, Illness, and More - I recently just made a few freezer meals for some friends who were dealing with a major surgery. I think I'm the only one who made meals for them, but had I seen this website prior to making the meals, I probably would have gotten a few other people involved. This truly is such a great idea!
Because I'm not already addicted enough... Angry Birds to receive Valentines Day edition on February 14th – Android and Me - Angry Birds is probably my favorite game on my phone. It's wicked addictive and really makes me nuts. I've completed all the levels in the original, but still have yet to get three stars on all levels. I imagine the Valentines Day edition will be added to Angry Birds Seasons.
Tucking this one away for the next brunch... Omnomicon makes » recipe: butterscotch-pecan biscuits - These look so tasty and so simple. This is definitely going to be tested here soon.
Forget the lemonade... if life gives me lemons, I'm making these! Cheeky Kitchen: Meyer Lemon Sweet Rolls - Holy moses, these look amazing! I can't say I love making cinnamon rolls because they involve so much time, but the end result usually makes it worth it. To find something like this, something so lemony and yummy looking, makes me want to try all over again. This might be something to tuck away into "morning foods for guests" arsenal.