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Archives for: April 2007

04/30/07

Permalink 02:59:27 pm, Categories: Sales and Marketing 103 words  

Clever Advertising

I came across the image above while dong some early morning surfing. What can I say, I've been suffering insomnia lately .. but I digress. What struck me most about the above is how eye-catching, and clever it truly is. I guarantee if you saw someone using this cup, it would definitely cause you to do a double take. It's like my wee pimp image above, I can also guarantee that he is memorable to those surfing by, even if he does cause some gender confusion in the minds of newbie readers, and their thoughts on the writer of this blog.

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

Permalink 02:46:57 pm, Categories: Travel and Tourism 207 words  

Super Orlando Vacation!

Orlando Florida is one of the funnest places on earth to visit, and I know this first hand as I have been there on more than one occasion! Of course Orlando is best associated with Walt Disney World, but if you haven't been you've also got to check out Universal Studios, and Epcot Center! It's amazing how you end up going for the kids, and yet discovering there is so much to do of interest for the adults too!

Travelling to Florida can be accomplished on a budget, and you can really get some good deals, maybe even better than you think you can! That has been my own experience, just check out these Orlando Vacation Rentals there is something suited for every traveller's pocketbook.

Oh, and if you are planning a trip you must click on the following link for articles on the latest Disney News , shopping tips, and cool places to eat during your visit.

Like I said, you go for the kids, and quickly realise there is so much more. Quite frankly my parents would go to Disney on their own after we grew up as seniors because they had such a blast while vacationing there!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXOX

My thanks to my sponsors!

04/29/07

Permalink 10:56:42 am, Categories: Sales and Marketing 161 words  

Annoying Commercials Work

This entry was inspired by one that I read over at Southern Gal Goes North in which she asks people their opinion on annoying commercials heard on either TV or radio that just makes them cringe.

I told her mine would have to be the Pizza Pizza jingle that I've been hearing since time began ...literally both the company, and myself are 40!

The jingle is based on their phone # "nine, six, seven, eleven, eleven, phone Pizza Pizza ..yayyy!" And it gets constant airplay.

The thing is that as annoying as this jingle is that is now seared into my brain I like the product. They do make a pretty good pizza. And the fact of the matter is that when I want a pizza, I can't forget their phone number...and I can't even remember my own cell phone number most of the time!

Annoying, repetitive commercials do work, and I am living proof ... bet you are too!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

04/28/07

Permalink 05:13:43 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Free Stuff - Always Good 174 words  

Hot New Online Game Show!

You know how much I love telling you my readers about hot new products, and services, and even better when it's free stuff to boot! Well if you want to have some online fun, that is absolutely free, with a chance to win some really cool prizes then you have got to check out whogets.com!

I used to love all those old game shows that used to be on TV. My Mom and I would love to play along, and wish we had a chance at those prizes. Well whogets.com gives you all that excitement, in today's online environment. How cool is that!

It's easy to sign-up, and again absolutely no cost to do so. They also promise to never spam or sell your information so it is completely secure. Once your a member you can take part in their contests.

So what are you waiting for! Go get signed up with whogets.com just click on any of the links in this entry ... :)

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

My thanks to my sponsors!

04/27/07

Permalink 02:43:25 pm, Categories: Making Money Online 166 words  

Is Cash Crate Legit?

The keywords "is cash crate legit" seem to continually pop up in the searches to this blog. And I thought that it might be a good opportunity to try to answer that question to the best of my abilities, and knowledge as a Cash Crate member.

To date I have made a small amount of money with them, around $3.00 US, but to be honest I have not been utilising them to their fullest potential by a long shot. In total I've taken only one of their opportunities, not because they are bad, but because I've been kept busy with other projects.

Cash Crate does make pay outs about once monthly, that I do know, and in my opinion worth checking out especially if you do not have a blog or site to make online income with.

I hope to spend some more time on Cash Crate soonly, and I'll let you all know if I can really increase my earnings through them.

Happy Earning!
Sue
XOX

Permalink 01:23:35 pm, Categories: Free Stuff - Always Good, Blogging Tips, Science and Technology 142 words  

And Speaking Of Free Website Promotion

I'd like to take a few moments to tell you a bit about Congoo.com, and if you're not already familiar with them you'll want to read on. I just discovered them myself, and apparently the buzz is the News Circle is the latest in hot marketing tools for the webmaster/blogger.

Using their free platform you can create a News Circles widget that will transform your site into a frequently updated, and relevant to your topics News Blog! These items will then be picked up by all the major search engines giving you a real boost in traffic, and potential readership. How cool is that!

I'm still a newbie at this stuff, but the Congoo.com set-up looks fairly easy, so that even a newb like myself should find it very straight forward!

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

My thanks to my sponsors!

Permalink 12:59:08 pm, Categories: Blogging Tips, Science and Technology 114 words  

Google PR Update Coming Soon

The last time Google updated page ranks was near the end of January 2007. Since they appear to be working on a quarterly basis that means another update is imminent.

I have no idea what their exact formula is for PR, but I do know it does have a lot to do with quality back links to your site.

Currently this page is a PR 3, and I'm hoping to boost that through links. If you'd like to exchange links, please check out my link exchange page or leave a comment below.

Swapping links of course is a benefit to your own site as well, so I see it as a win-win situation... :)

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

Permalink 12:33:14 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Shopping Tips 170 words  

Hot Fashion Shopping Tip

Are you looking for the latest, and hottest in womens couture, if so look no farther because I have the scoop on the hottest online fashion finds on the web. And baby you will look like a star!


Electric Ladyland
is your one stop online shop for True Religion jeans, so sexy, super hot mini-dresses like the one I just love pictured above, and the latest in ultra cool fashion accessories!

Just check out these glamorous yet elegant Gorjana Jewelry pieces!

Electric Ladyland
has all the hot items to make you look, and feel gorgeous at awesome prices! Is it any wonder why their client list includes many celebs?!

They also provide gift certificates for easy online prezzie shopping. Convenient! And I can tell you guys, if you are looking for an item she'll LOVE you'll find it at
Electric Ladyland

And here is some juicy hot gossip for you ... they are launching Electric Kids in the very near future. Sweet!

Happy Shopping!
Sue
XOX

My thanks to my sponsors!

Permalink 12:11:13 pm, Categories: Science and Technology 154 words  

Vista source of issues

Yesterday I blogged about the huge sales of Microsoft's latest operating system Vista. I also mentioned how I was firmly staying with XP until I was certain all the "bugs" would be fixed. Perhaps this is a good thing? Read on:

Windows Vista is causing problems for some new PC owners hooking up their machine to a broadband connection.

Some old installation discs that simplify the task of configuring a PC for broadband have refused to work on machines loaded with Vista.

One reader was warned by Virgin Media that it would be "weeks" before its software worked with Vista.

Other net service firms have also admitted that the appearance of Vista has caused some hiccups for users.

Full BBC Article Here

After reading the full article above, I can definitely say I won't be in a rush to upgrade! Are you using Vista? If so, please do share your thoughts.

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

Permalink 11:56:49 am, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Shopping Tips 397 words  

The Buzz On Home Security

Have you ever felt insecure or even a bit scared in your own home? If you have you are definitely not alone, as I think most of us have from time to time. This includes me!

Many years ago now, when my children were very young, and I was still married to the ex-husband we lived well out of town in a more rural, and isolated setting. In those days the ex would often work late nights, and not return home until well after the children, and I were in bed. I admit that there were several nights that I as the only adult in the house felt insecure. Even in those days you'd read about home break-ins in the newspapers or listen to radio reports on home invasions, and these would be highly unnerving to say the least. I mean when you look at the victims of these types of crimes it's hard not to identify with them because they are people, and families just like us. And you think to yourself, gosh that might be me! As a young woman with small kids alone away from close neighbours can you blame me for the occasional fearful night?

Well today I had the opportunity to review ucontrol you can see their clickable logo above. And I can tell you that had they been around back then I would have had a lot more peace of mind on those lonely evenings, and ultimately a better quality of life. No one should ever have to be fearful in their own homes!

ucontrol is a product that can work in conjunction with your current security system. It is very easy to install, and use. ucontrol gives you much more control keeping you in constant contact with your home, and loved ones via a web browser or even a cell phone. In my opinion a good investment.

If you'd like you can follow through on any of the links provided in this entry or click on the ucontrol, and watch the demo videos provided, then you'll see for yourself why I believe this is a valuable product. Not only would it have brought me comfort, but I'm certain it would have given my ex peace of mind as well had he been able to monitor, and check up on the safety, and security of his family while working late nights.

04/26/07

Vista Sales Hot For Microsoft

According to a BBC news item Vista sales have been a real boost for Microsoft. Read on:

Sales of Windows Vista have helped Microsoft post a forecast-beating 65% rise in third-quarter profits.

The world's largest software maker said net profit in the three months to 31 March was $4.93bn (£2.47bn) or 50 cents per share, up from $2.98bn last year.

Analysts had forecast a profit of 46 cents per share.

Between $1bn to $1.7bn in Vista sales had been deferred to the firm's third-quarter to account for discounted upgrades given to PC buyers.

Shares in Microsoft rose 5% to $30.48 after electronic trading had closed, signalling that further rises are likely when Wall Street opens for business on Friday.

"There was a lot of concern in the marketplace over Microsoft's 2008 outlook," said Andy Miedler, a technology analyst at Edward Jones.

"We think this forecast should allay these concerns."

Full BBC Article Here

The outlook for Microsoft certainly appears rosy to say the least! Believe it or not I just started using XP as my OS a few weeks ago. I finally upgraded from Windows 98 second edition, which I found stable, and reliable. With my track record, I should be telling you my personal thoughts on Vista in about five years time ... :)

How about you, have you switched to Vista?

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

Permalink 08:48:23 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services 155 words  

Hot Tip For VOIP Users

I LOVE Vonage, and have no clue why anyone is still using traditional phone service, when you can save a ton of money on long distance calling with VOIP.

If you are a VOIP user or are considering making the switch, which I highly recommend you do (especially if you make a lot of long distance calls like us) then you'll want to check out this VOIP forum for the latest news, reviews, and buzz on voice over IP technology! It's cool to network with other users, and if you check them out right now you can access an online coupon for one month of free phone service. How cool is that! The forums are easy to use, and are packed with good info! What are you waiting for! Just click on the links within this entry, and go check it out!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

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Permalink 08:35:20 pm, Categories: Sales and Marketing, Travel and Tourism 66 words  

Gorgeous Ad For Travel In Africa

I wanted to share the above BBC photo with you guys, and gals. It's gorgeous! No not the fellow running by...but the image behind him. It is a travel billboard promoting tourism in Africa. The vivid colours give the viewer a striking contrast, that is not only eye-catching, but highly memorable as well! I'd LOVE to visit Africa, with camera in hand .. :)

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

Permalink 08:11:16 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services 199 words  

Win Cool Stuff!

I was just checking out this crazy site, and I couldn't wait to tell you guys, and gals about it! Check this out, at bid4prizes you can win some really cool prizes, by having the lowest unique bid on the item! Crazy..eh!

The site works like an auction, you register with them, check out the prizes available to be won, and make your bid. Remember though, the idea is to get the lowest bid in!

Right now they've got a Samsung 50" Plasma TV that I would love to win, in fact I just blogged about how I would like a plasma or LCD TV yesterday. We are not excessive television watchers, but our old set is getting quite long in the tooth, and I would LOVE a model like this one!

I think I would obviously try to get a bid in of $0.01 cents, and hope it's a unique bid, meaning no one else has bid that amount yet.

There are other cool auctions going on at Bid4prizes.com, and I've got to admit their concept is different! The first time I've come across a site like it. Like I said, crazy!

Have Fun!

Sue
XOX

Permalink 05:53:39 pm, Categories: Juicy News From The World Of Business, Science and Technology 272 words  

Music Rental A No Go For iTunes

Apple Tsar Steve Jobs

Music rentals are a no go for iTunes, at least at this point in time. This decision was made despite the music industry's strong desire to see this type of service made available. Read on:

SAN FRANCISCO, California (Reuters) -- Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs indicated Wednesday he is unlikely to give in to calls from the music industry to add a subscription-based model to Apple's wildly popular iTunes online music store.

"Never say never, but customers don't seem to be interested in it," Jobs told Reuters in an interview after Apple reported blow-out quarterly results. "The subscription model has failed so far."

His comments come as the company he co-founded gears up for contract renewal negotiations with the major record labels over the next month.

Since Apple launched iTunes in 2003, it has sold more than 2.5 billion songs and now offers increasing numbers of television shows and movies.

Many in the music industry hope iTunes will ultimately start, in effect, renting music online, so record companies can make more money from recurring income. But Jobs said he had seen little consumer demand for that.

"People want to own their music," he said.

Industry executives and analysts told Reuters last week that they expect Apple to push for further concessions from record companies on selling music without copy-protection software known as digital rights management (DRM).

Full CNN Article Here

In this case I do tend to agree with Apple's decision. As an individual consumer, I do prefer to own my music purchases, and would not be very interested in the concept of renting it at all.

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

Permalink 09:46:26 am, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Educational 470 words  

A Review Of Mac Poker Online

I am not really a gambler at heart, and I tend to be very cautious with my money. I have played poker in the past, but have not tried poker online. With that said, online poker has become very big, and with my limited knowledge of it I found Mac Poker to be a real eye opener, and a good resource especially for newbies that are interested in online poker for Macs.

Here are a few things that I learned during my visit, and review of Mac Poker.

Firstly, it is very important that you utilise a safe, and reputable online poker site, and Mac Poker provides reviews that will allow you to find good websites, while hopefully avoiding any bad. For instance I checked out their review of Pacific Poker, which is set up on a numerical rating system for various categories such as customer service, games, stakes etc. Each category is rated along with an explanation, and we learn some important facts such as in this case the reviewer gave the site a ten out of ten for customer service! However, the overall rating of Pacific Poker is 6.93 based on all of the criteria set forth for the rating. You can now determine through this review the strengths, and weaknesses of this particular site.

Next I looked at the review they provide for FullTilt Poker which follows the same system as above, and criteria. In this case we learn that the customer service is rated much lower, but thanks to the detailed explanation that score we find out is because they provide email contact only. I can appreciate the scope of this type of rating system.

After checking out the extensive review pages a little more I had a look at the Online Casino Bonuses page. This page should be of interest to all online poker players as it lists online casino bonus codes for use when signing up, plus links to even more reviews!

Finally I had a look at the article for basic Poker Rules, which I found to be an excellent resource, and quite extensive. I would say this is a must read, and bookmark page for all newbies.

For those concerned about responsible gambling online, and the legalities of it you may also wish to look at their page entitled: Is Online Poker Legal? This page includes links to videos so that you can get informed without having to wade through otherwise boring legal speak in text format.

As some of my regular readers know I webmaster to very large websites outside of my blogging efforts, therefore I can honestly appreciate the work that has been put into Mac Poker. I will definitely recommend this website to all of you that are interested in online poker.

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

My thanks to my sponsors!

04/25/07

Permalink 07:55:04 pm, Categories: Shopping Tips, Strange and Unique Products 68 words  

Imagine This Big Guy In Your Garden!

Move over Garden Gnomes....I was surfing around yesterday and came across these unusual, but way cool garden accessories! The website this came from is called Toscano Historical Reproductions For Home And Garden, and they have a lot of really unique, and interesting statuary including mermaids, gargoyles, dinosaurs, and even aliens!

Some fun, and beautiful items to really set your garden apart from the rest!

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

Permalink 03:13:09 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Travel and Tourism 357 words  

Saving Money On Travel Expenses

Good afternoon gentle readers! Today we will be having an in-depth look at travel planning, and specifically saving money on your travel accommodations, and hotel packages. If you like to travel, are planning a vacation or even a business trip, and would like to save money while still receiving value, and excellent service for your travel dollars then please do read on. And knowing my readers I know that you’ll be very interested in the company, and website I am featuring today!

I spent the earlier part of this afternoon exploring the HotelReservations.com website, and I must say it was a pleasure to do so! Not only from a technical standpoint such as a good design, and layout that I appreciate as a web surfer, and consumer, but because it offered me this opportunity to tell you my readers about the great bargains they can offer you!

If you are looking for good deals on vacations rentals then you won’t need to look any farther as HotelReservations.com has a comprehensive listing of resort discounts for virtually every destination you may wish to travel to, and every kind of budget. With their expertise you can book your hotel reservations at big savings, and plan a dream vacation that otherwise you might have thought unaffordable. Their rates are aggressively competitive, and definitely worth checking out!

And don’t let their name fool you into thinking they only provide motel reservations, or hotel bookings, you can plan your entire trip with them. At HotelReservations.com you can pre-book your flight through their convenient online form, and arrange your car rentals.

One of the excellent features that caught my eye on their website is their vacation packages page where you simply input your needs on to a form, example: hotel reservations + flight or hotel + car + flight, your destination city, how many travellers, and with a click of the button voila you receive the required information. Now that is convenient!

This company is an excellent online resource for any traveller, and a terrific opportunity to save money on travel expenses.

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

My thanks to my sponsors!

Permalink 02:10:27 pm, Categories: Making Money Online, Blogging Tips 99 words  

Giving Some Love To Blogsvertise

It's been a while since I've written about Blogsvertise so I thought I'd take a few moments to blog about them today. Blogsvertise has recently gone through some positive expansion, which has translated into more opportunities for those bloggers that are signed up with them. I have definitely noticed a difference in the quality of opportunities sent my way, the payouts are bigger, and the number of opps being sent as well. If you are a blogger that is interested in making extra cash Blogsvertise is definitely worth checking out. Best wishes for their continuing success!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

Permalink 09:07:15 am, Categories: Financial Products 450 words  

Let's Talk About Banking

Over all I am pretty happy with my current financial institution. Although, they can be confusing at time in regards to their fees for services, of which I recently got a letter from them stating I can expect a slight increase in these in about two months time. Ugh! Bank Charges in my opinion seem rather unfair, particularly those acquired at the ATM machines where I suspect they make a lot of their profits. This in part why I prefer using the tellers in the branch, and not the machines whenever possible. This is a topic, which is currently being debated in our House of Commons, and I am following rather closely. Friends of mine in the UK have successfully fought bank charges, and received money back!

The differing types of accounts offered such as Current Accounts, Chequeing Accounts, and Savings Accounts can be rather confusing as well in my opinion. It is of benefit to all consumers to do some research, and figure out which type of account/s would best serve their own needs, and interests. This is something I plan to do in the very near future as well.

Last month on top of the letter I received about the service fee increase, I also got another stating my current branch is closing, and they will be transferring my account to another branch that is rather out of the way. While this new branch is in a more affluent, and generally nicer area, it is not handy so therefore I am going to look for something closer, which opens up the opportunity of researching, and starting perhaps a better one for my financial needs. With a bit of good research I'm certain I could do much better!

I have no idea why so many branches are closing, or amalgamating in my city? However, the majority of closures do appear to be in poorer sections of town now that I think about it. Hmmmm... Is this also going on in your neck of the woods?

I wonder sometimes if these closures are due to the popularity of online banking? I do some of my banking online, and I do believe it is secure, but again as stated above I tend to go into the branch as often as possible. because I appreciate the human interaction it provides.

If you are here for Wordless Wednesday, please see below, and if you'd like please leave your thoughts on banking, and financial institutions. I'd love to hear from you!

If you'd like to learn more on the topics discussed within this entry please follow through on the links provided for an online resource.

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

My thanks to my sponsor!

Permalink 08:30:48 am, Categories: Wordless Wednesday, Strange and Unique Products 78 words  

Wordless Wednesday - Peter Petrie Egg Separator

Ok. This is sooo gross! However if you know a baker or cooking enthusiast with a weird or twisted sense of humour this may just be a fun gift idea! If your interested in purchasing this ummm unique product, more info can be found by clicking here. Happy Wordless Wednesday to ALL the other participants, and I sincerely hope I didn't turn your stomach with this ... :)

For a list of the other Wordless Wednesday participants please click here.

Permalink 06:52:51 am, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Science and Technology, Shopping Tips 265 words  

The Buzz On PixelProtector

Today I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce you to PixelProtector! What is PixelProtector you may ask? In the company's own words:

"PixelProtector is a DVD based premium screen diagnostic and calibration tool for all types of LCD, plasma and rear projection TV screens."

We have discussed the purchase of higher end televisions in the past on this blog, and this is one of the reasons I am delighted to bring this DVD to your attention. These types of TVs do not come cheap, and therefore a DVD such as PixelProtector is a valuable asset in maintaining the quality, and life of your set. I do not own an LCD TV (yet), but when I do purchase one I will invest in this product, based on the information provided on the PixelProtector website, and the strong, positive customer feedback also provided on the site, and elsewhere on the net.

Not only does PixelProtector appear to be highly effective, and simple to use, but the company provides the ability for user interaction through their own forums located on the website. This impressed me because it demonstrates a confidence in the DVD's abilities, and a desire to provide customer satisfaction on their part.

There is a demo that can be viewed on the site, and I do encourage all owners or prospective purchasers of LCD, and plasma televisions to go, and have a look at it. For a small investment you can insure your keeping your tv in tip top shape.

Definitely on my hot products list!

Happy Shopping!
Sue
XOXO

My thanks to my sponsors!

04/24/07

Permalink 01:14:17 pm, Categories: Making Money Online, Blogging Tips 121 words  

The Last Of The 1K Tuesdays

Each Tuesday of this past month has been a 1K Tuesday over at Pay Per Post!

Today marks the end of 1K Tuesdays with a single chance for all signed up bloggers to grab a $1000.00 opportunity! How cool is that!

Wish me luck as I've got my clicky finger at the ready! .. :)

If you aren't already signed up to Pay Per Post no worries, each day they have terrific ops to choose from, and are a great way for bloggers to earn some extra cash!

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

Addendum: I just missed it! I saw! I clicked! And well it had gone to someone else! Congratulations to the lucky blogger, and thank you PPP it was still a lot of fun ... :)

Permalink 12:42:23 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Shopping Tips 207 words  

The Buzz On Inkers

I've got a super shopping tip today for those who are in need of office printing supplies! I just finished reviewing a website by a company called Inkers, and was impressed with what I found there.

Inkers supplies high quality inkjet cartridges, for all the major brand names, they also provide toner cartridges, and other types of inks.

However, what impressed me the most about Inkers as a company is the solid guarantee that they put behind their products, and services. This tells me they care about their clients, and are very confident in what they sell. Always a good sign for any shopper to be looking out for!

Another feature of their services that was of particular interest to me is that aside from taking all major credit cards, they also accept PayPal, which is my own preferred method of payment for all of my online shopping needs!

It is clear to see why Inkers has built such a solid reputation. I do recommend that you follow through on any one of the links provided within this article, and check out the terrific product listings handily located on the Inkers website sidebar.

Happy Shopping!

Sue
XOX

This is a sponsored post. My thanks to my sponsors!

Permalink 09:27:15 am, Categories: Juicy News From The World Of Business 190 words  

Bid For Boots Withdrawn

A consortium led by private equity firm Terra Firma has decided to withdraw its interest in a takeover offer for Alliance Boots. Here is a snippet from the BBC, read on:

The move looks set to leave the way clear for private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) and Boots' deputy boss Stefano Pessina to buy the firm.

On Monday evening, KKR upped its offer for the health and beauty retailer to £11.1bn ($22.2bn).

If the deal goes ahead, it will be the UK's biggest private equity buyout.

The Terra Firma consortium - which also includes medical charity the Wellcome Trust and banking group HBOS - said it was "disappointed" not to be able to go ahead with its £10.8bn bid.

Full BBC Article Here

Personally, I believe this will be good news for Boots. I have a soft spot for them as they were my local health, and beauty shop growing up. It is rather disappointing not to see the chain in Southern Ontario any more as I liked several of their own in store products, and now must travel to London should I wish to purchase them.

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

Permalink 09:12:01 am, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Shopping Tips 321 words  

Hot Tip On Garage Flooring!

Garages are no longer strictly the domain of the males of the species, and in fact more, and more women are getting into the idea of applying decorating tips to the garage to make them fashionable, and functional added living spaces.

With that said, I have a hot tip for you in regards to shopping online for garage flooring! Carguygarage.com is the go to company for great bargains on a wide selection of the hottest in garage flooring. And today I'm going to write about a few of my personal favourites from their extensive product listings.

Silver Diamond Garage Flooring is an attractive cost effective way to enhance your garage floors. They are easy to install, and remove so perfect for the do it yourself types like me. They also come with a 12 year warranty so you know they are tough.

This Black Garage Floor Tile is made of solid vinyl, and easy to keep clean. It is a little more expensive than the previous tile, but a very good investment none the less. And if you click on the link provided you will also access an instant coupon for this item!

Now here is one that is different, White Ribbed Garage Flooring! I LOVE this look, and believe it would make any garage look sensational!

"Ummm, Sue," you might be say, "white in a garage?"

My answer to you is no worries!!!!!

These tiles are built to be very tough, oil resistant, and unaffected by other automotive related chemicals. They are also very easy to keep clean!

Again, if you are looking for the best in garage flooring, and all other garage-related needs go check out Carguygarage.com. They will also be happy to send you free samples of their hot floor tiles, just contact them!

You'll be thanking me for this great shopping tip!

Happy Shopping!

Sue
XOX

This is a sponsored post. My thanks to my sponsors!

04/23/07

Permalink 01:29:24 pm, Categories: Juicy News From The World Of Business 204 words  

On payday, it's still a man's world

Depressing little article from CNN that shows that equality is still a long way off. Read on:

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- A dramatic pay gap emerges between women and men in America the year after they graduate from college and widens over the ensuing decade, according to research released on Monday.

One year out of college, women working full time earn 80 percent of what men earn, according to the study by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, based in Washington D.C.

Ten years later, women earn 69 percent as much as men earn, it said.

Even as the study accounted for such factors as the number of hours worked, occupations or parenthood, the gap persisted, researchers said.

"If a woman and a man make the same choices, will they receive the same pay?" the study asked. "The answer is no.

Full CNN Article Here

Ask me if I'm surprised, and my honest answer is no! There is still a heck of a lot of discrimination going on in the world of business. And frankly as the mother of three young women, I do find it depressing. :(

I wonder if studies in more socially progressive countries like Sweden would show similar results?

Sue
XOX

Permalink 12:33:48 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Financial Products, Shopping Tips 222 words  

The Word On Mungo Money!

Are you looking for the straight up word on various credit cards, and loan plans? Then stick with me, because today I reviewed a highly informative website that will give you the scoop on Low Rate UK Loans, and other financial products, and services.

Mungo Money is a well designed, easy to use website, that was a pleasure to visit. Some of the products that interested me were the First Plus Home Loan, and the Moneyback Bank Loan. What caught my eye about these two were their user ratings. That's right, I said user rating! Mungo Money allows for it's users to rate their products. Now how cool is that!

Thy also offer a similar section on UK Credit Cards that also allows the visitor, and consumer the ability to rate each product via a star system. Excellent!

Mungo Money also has an associated blog aptly titled Money Talks, which will be beneficial to all those interested in reading well written articles about various financial products, and other money related topics.

All in all I was quite impressed as you can tell, particularly with the rating system, and the ability to be interactive via the comments section of the blog. Definitely bookmark worthy, and a site to check out!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

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Permalink 12:11:51 pm, Categories: Blogging Tips 78 words  

Shout Out To Blog Mad!

Just wanted to take this opportunity to give a shout out to my peeps over at Blog Mad! Not only are they a hot traffic exchange program for bloggers to get their sites noticed, but they also have some pretty cool contests to boot! Recently I won 3,500 whopping credits just for surfing!!! How cool is that!

If you are not already signed up go check out Blog Mad today! Great traffic generator, and fun too!

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

Permalink 12:04:10 pm, Categories: Travel and Tourism, Shopping Tips 219 words  

Pimpin' The Hometown!

It's always fun to blog about anything Canadian my home, and native land .. eh! It is even more great when I can pimp a town or city like Hamilton, Ontario, which is only a short distance away from me, and I can boast of spending some quality time there.

Hamilton, is a well known city in the Golden Horseshoe area of Ontario. And for those who might be suffering an anxiety disorder no need to fear because it is also well known for it's friendliness! :)

There are many things to do in Hamilton including several fun tours that are operated in, and around the city. And for American tourists there is no need to worry about Canadian funds, or Canadian credit cards as Hamilton is very close to the border, and many establishments there will happily accept US currency.

Speaking of credit cards in Canada did you know that they are widely accepted, I thought I should mention that as many travellers to our fair country still labour under some false media driven misconceptions.

If you are planning a visit to Hamilton do check into some of the fine hotels, and restaurants located there. They offer world class fare that includes just about everyone's dieting considerations.

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

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Permalink 11:31:37 am, Categories: Death and Taxes, Celebrities In The News 105 words  

Yeltsin Dies

"Boris Yeltsin, who oversaw the demise of the Soviet Union and became Russia's first president, has died aged 76, the Kremlin says."

Source BBC

Former President Boris Yeltsin engineered the final collapse of the Soviet Union and pushed Russia to embrace democracy and a market economy, and that is how I will personally remember him.

How history will record him, or perhaps more importantly how Russians will remember Yeltsin is another matter. There is no denying he was loved in certain circles, and loathed in others.

Due to the very purpose, and nature of this blog I thought it fitting that I remember him here.

RIP

Permalink 11:17:38 am, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Financial Products, Shopping Tips 154 words  

Car loans for those with zero or bad credit

Most of us have had bad spells financially, and we all start out with no credit. Today I'm going to blog a bit about bad credit car loans, which should be of interest to readers who are currently experiencing these credit circumstances, and are in need of automotive financing.

Earlier this morning I reviewed the website of Stonebridge Auto Lending, which is a company that specialises in bad credit car loans. They offer advice, information, and an easy to use online application form to those in need of these types of loans. Best of all they will provide you with quotes that are free of charge, so you have nothing to lose, and potentially everything to gain by checking them out! Just follow through on the links provided in this entry, and see what Stonebridge Auto Lending can do for you!

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

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04/22/07

Permalink 08:31:44 pm, Categories: Pets And Pet Care 328 words  

I want you to have a good look at this photo...

....and tell me how a human being can do THIS to another living creature...

Joey is currently at The Etobicoke Humane Society, here in Toronto, Canada. This is his story from their website:

"Poor Joey is a miniature poodle who was found as a stray, in very bad shape. You can see from his picture that he's emaciated and is missing most of his fur due to mange. He is so very thin that he has to lie on four layers of towels; he has no fat padding and would be lying on his bones otherwise. On top of that, our vet found that he is dehydrated, has a fever, and an ear infection. Our vet has put him on IV fluids and is running a few tests. He'll likely be put on antibiotics and steroids, and will need a lot of veterinary care and TLC. Because of his condition, we thought Joey might be a senior but the vet thinks he might be as young as two years. Despite all of this, Joey is very sweet and gentle. Who could let a dog become this ill and not seek treatment? Luckily for Joey, EHS cares about him."

As a charitable organization, the EHS rely solely on donations from the public to help animals like Joey. They count on caring individuals, and companies like you, and I to keep up their operations, and do the important work.

To help them help out Joey, you can send a cheque to:

Etobicoke Humane Society

1500 Royal York Rd

Floor 2, Suite E

Etobicoke, ON

M9P 3B6

416-249-6100

Please write “For Joey Fund” in the memo portion

You can also click on the link above to their website for further information.

If you cannot help out Joey perhaps consider helping out an animal in your own locale or even volunteering a bit of your time to an animal shelter like the EHS. There really is nothing more rewarding then helping others .. :)

Sue
XOX

The heart of your Window's is the registry...

Many people are blissfully unaware of their own registry file... in fact, I'm sure most of you reading this have never seen your registry file... or so you think...

The registry is basically the file that tells Windows where your files are, what to run when things start up, where to find stuff, and all kinds of things...

What's worse is about 90% have a very messy registry file.

Cluttering up your Windows are dead and deleted programs that left information in the registry, bits of malware that "autoinstalled" could be there, even when you upgrade your software packages, bits of the older version that shouldn't leave anything in the registry still remains.

This is where a free Registry repair scan can be your best friend.

If you're noticing your system running slowly or things crashing randomly, having a free Registry repair scan might be the road to improving your computers overall performance. It's fast and easy and their site even displays screenshots of their product at work to let you get the feel of their package.

Also have a look at their list of signs of a registry problem... again, it may help you improve efficiency and security on your P.C.

Everybody should keep track of what's happening in their computer. And a free Registry repair scan is a great place to start.

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

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Permalink 07:20:37 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Shopping Tips, Strange and Unique Products 203 words  

Great Finds At Aliens & Alibis Books



Aliens & Alibis Books
is my fave online independent shop specializing in mystery, fantasy and science fiction books, both new and used. And for those of you readers who know of my paranormalish interests a visit to this fine website will soon show why I love them so much!

The store is located in Columbia, South Carolina and is owned by Deb Andolino and Gary McCammon - under the supervision of 2 bookstore cats, Serena and Bertie. And they have a terrific product listing, particularly when it comes to rare, and vintage titles.

Because they are an independent they can really give you the consumer the personal touch often missing with other web-based companies. For instance Deb has gone out of her way to find me titles before, and charged me a fair price in comparison to Ebay auctions of identical items. Once when a book got held up at customs she went way above the call of duty and straightened the whole mess out, having my book delivered the next day at no extra cost.

If you are a collector or just love these types of books I highly recommended you check them out for great listings, and excellent customer service!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

Permalink 07:15:02 pm, Categories: Shopping Tips, Real Estate 323 words  

Home Ownership Vs Renting

I was listening to a talk radio program earlier in the day that had a rather interesting discussion (perhaps debate is the better word) going on in regards to home ownership versus house rentals. While normally I would have to say that home ownership would be a far better investment for your money as you are obviously building equity as opposed to simply giving your hard earned cash away to landlords, the one investment expert made some very interesting points in defence of renting though.

For instance home ownership entails far more costs then renting, and above the cost of a mortgage alone. Things such as home owner insurance, home security systems, utilities, and property taxes are all considerations that must be factored into the over all costs. If by eliminating these added costs you rent or lease your dwelling, and then invest that money saved into stocks or bonds or other investment opportunities that will yield higher you can in fact be better off financially as a renter.

Interesting indeed, but I could not help thinking how many people who rented would actually follow along this plan, and invest their savings from renting as opposed to just spending it on items or a lifestyle that was otherwise not really needed? My guess is unfortunately most.

Therefore I still believe investment in real estate even over a very long term is the wiser choice for most people. And with that said, I would also like to add that it is imperative to entrust your real estate needs whether renting or purchasing to those with expertise in the field, such as Realty 1st who are the leading experts in Atlanta Area Real Estate. For those who are interested in investing in the Atlanta, Georgia real estate market you will want to visit their website, and make informed decisions with their guidance.

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

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Permalink 10:07:45 am, Categories: Eco-Friendly 137 words  

Earth Day Around The Globe

Today is Earth Day around the planet, and here in Canada quite a few of the politicians got in on the act. Environmental concerns are topping the list of priorities for Canadians, so is it any wonder they are out in full force today appearing to try to out green each other? Just an observation, and since this is not a political blog I'm leaving it at that.

Here on the Nuttin' But Pimp blog I do intend to feature more eco-friendly products, and services this year in my own effort to get consumers thinking more green.

I'm going to work on a special graphic over the next few days that will let readers know this is an environmentally responsible product or service for easy identification.

Hope you are having a terrific Earth Day!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

Permalink 09:54:06 am, Categories: Hot Gossip, Hot Products and Services, Health and Nutrition, Shopping Tips 151 words  

The Buzz On Pain Medication And Infomercials

Spring is the hottest season for infomercials, and quite a few new ones have debuted recently. And naturally with the higher production values over the years they can make for some interesting viewing for the consumer!

Here is one of my picks for "hottest new product" of 2007 as seen on tv: Dr Franks Pain Relief.

The North American consumer has become very interested in health (and that is a good thing!) and with the prevalence of arthritis, back and neck pain, and fibromyalgia people will be very interested in finding out about products such as Dr Franks Pain Relief, which offer the consumer, a safe, effective way of pain management.

I do suggest watching the infomercial on this product if possible, however interested shoppers can follow through on the links provided above for further information, and purchasing options.

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

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04/21/07

Permalink 04:27:26 pm, Categories: Blogging Tips, Science and Technology 162 words  

Technorati Woes

Has anyone else been experiencing issues with Technorati lately? We've been utilising their normally awesome service for about a year now with no problems except over the last few weeks. In the case of four out of our five blogs the thumbnails are all screwed up, sometimes they record updates, sometimes they don't, (and that includes a direct ping each time from their site) newer links to us are not being counted etc.

Anyone else having these types of problems?

I did send in a support ticket, and received an auto responder stating the ticket number, and if I haven't heard back in a week or so to contact them again.

You can't really complain too much because they are a free service to bloggers, but I would still like to know if they had a major database crash or something recently that would account for these issues experienced by us. Like I said above, normally they've been great?!

Weird!

Sue
XOX

Permalink 04:05:20 pm, Categories: Hot Gossip, Hot Products and Services, Hot People 266 words  

Online Gaming Site Auction For Charity

As my regular readers know I am very much in support of several charities, and consider myself to be a socially aware, and conscious person. Sometimes it can be daunting as an individual though, when you wish you could do much more on a personal level. Therefore I love it when I read how larger, and successful companies give back to the community, and those in need by performing charitable acts.

On April 6th 2007 BackgammonMasters, the best source for backgammon online announced through a worldwide press release that they had purchased a young athlete's boxing shorts for a large sum of cash in order to help him pay for his training, and other related expenses. That athlete whose shorts were bought is Roman Greenberg, and because of the tremendous generosity shown by this premier backgammon site, he will now be able to follow through on his dream of taking on a WBO top boxers this year! How cool is that folks!

However, the story does not just end there! After Roman's big match BackgammonMasters will auction off his boxing shorts during a backgammon tournament. The starting bid will be $100,000 dollars, and the very best part is that the proceeds of this auction will go to assisting both Arab, and Jewish underprivileged young people!

This is a wonderful plan! And I wholeheartedly applaud BackgammonMasters thoughtful gesture towards those in need of help! I only hope that they inspire others to follow suit, and give back to the communities, especially those that need it most.

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

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Permalink 03:33:14 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Shopping Tips 111 words  

The Versailles baby crib

I was surfing around the web looking at baby products (and no not for myself!) when I came across the Versailles baby crib....and all I can say is WOW! Granted it had better be gorgeous, and completely functional with a price tag of $3,150 US!

Here is some further info:

"Perfect for any penthouse, this solid wood crib is adorned with real gold leaf accents and hand-painted in pink or blue. Barron Trump - son of Donald and Melania - is just one of the many moguls-in-training to call this crib home."

The Versailles baby crib is available through Petit Tresor

Talk about the finest in baby lux!

Source: CNN

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

Permalink 02:52:56 pm, Categories: Hot Gossip, Shopping Tips 304 words  

The Early Word On Testfreaks

What is Testfreaks you may be asking? And I'm going to be happy to tell you about it, because Testfreaks is my kind of site!

Testfreaks.com is a brand new website that will be covering topics of interest not only to me, but to you my gentle readers as well! You know how I'm always telling you ladies, and gents that you have got to be "smart" shoppers, well I know that with the sheer volume of products out there it ain't always easy to do. That is where Testfreaks.com comes in. They are promising to be a terrific resource for the online consumer by providing honest reviews on all the latest gadgets that you'd like to gt your hot little hands on!

Say for instance your in the market for a new TV, your first stop online should be Testfreaks for their plasma television reviews section. Go check it out right now, by following through on the link, and you'll see what I mean! Cool eh! Takes the stress out of researching through several websites by providing one handy resource.

They also have a section on MP3 Player reviews that I only wish would have been online last Christmas!

Like I said, your going to love this site, and like smart shoppers we are going to bookmark it! In fact I am so happy with what I've seen so far I'm going to give Testfreaks some permanent linky love on the sidebar. I think they will definitely develop into the hot resource for consumers, and you know I like to bring you guys the best!

Another bit of hot gossip is that Testfreaks has just launched a web-site developer’s forum that you can take part in too!

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

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Permalink 02:15:32 pm, Categories: Travel and Tourism, Science and Technology 148 words  

Space Tourist Back On Terra Firma

He's baccckkk....Read On:

Billionaire space tourist Charles Simonyi and two crew from the international space station (ISS) have safely returned to Earth.

The Soyuz spacecraft carrying the trio touched down on the steppes of Kazakhstan at 1631 (1231 GMT).

Mr Simonyi, a Hungarian-born US software engineer, paid $25m (£12.7m) for his 10-day stay on the ISS.

The 58-year-old is the fifth person to pay for a trip into space.

On his two-day journey to the ISS Mr Simonyi travelled with two replacement crew for the space station.

Full BBC Article Here

I love following these types of news items! While "space travel" is out of the reach of the common traveller, I do believe it will eventually in generations to come be available to the masses. How cool would that be! If you could, would you want to travel to the ISS as Mr Simonyi did?

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

Permalink 01:59:48 pm, Categories: Juicy News From The World Of Business, Financial Products 185 words  

The Buzz On Commercial Mortgages

I've got the latest buzz on commercial hard money lenders for those of you seeking a mortgage or commercial loan. And you can get it too by checking out CEM Lending for all your commercial borrowing needs. Just follow through by clicking on one of the links provided within this entry to access their website. It is an online resource that can provide you with quotes for comparison purposes. They will assist you in finding the right commercial lender for your purposes.

You will also find on their site some handy online tools such as commercial loan calculators, along with a loan check list to assist you in the process. In fact I am quite certain you will be equally as impressed with the convenience, and high quality level of services provided by CEM Lending as I was while reviewing their website.

If you are in need of a commercial loan, you can count on the expertise of CEM Lending to assist you in obtaining the best possible option for your circumstances.

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

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04/20/07

Permalink 08:05:38 pm, Categories: Blogging Tips 171 words  

Bloggers Show Your Support!

BBC correspondent Alan Johnston disappeared on his way home from his Gaza City office on 12 March. He is feared kidnapped in the lawless territory, where he is thought to have been the only international correspondent still working. Intensive efforts have been made to secure his release.

Today the BBC has asked all bloggers, and webmasters to add this button/image to your blog or website to show your support for Alan Johnston!

The current update is pretty grim:

Anxiety about Alan Johnston's wellbeing hits a peak after the unknown militant group, the Tawhid and Jihad Brigades, claims to have killed him to highlight the plight of Palestinian detainees held by Israel. The BBC says it is unable to substantiate the claim and days pass without any evidence being offered to confirm or deny it.

It is important to try to remain positive in my opinion, and in this small way I want to show my own support. Click on the image above to find out how you can too!

Sue
XOX

Permalink 07:29:17 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Travel and Tourism 184 words  

Hot Travel Tip For Amsterdam

Are you planning a trip to Amsterdam for either business or pleasure? If so I have a hot tip for you that could potentially save you a lot of money on your hotel accommodations. And if I know my readers, I know you want the cheapest possible rates for the best quality service!


EasyToBook.com
is a one stop online source that can save you big dough on Amsterdam Hotels whether you are looking for budget accommodations or 5 star travel they have something to suit everyone's needs.

Providing the convenience of online booking, with the ability to surf through their listings in a well designed web format EasyToBook.com lives up to it's apt name by being very user friendly!

Click on any of the links provided within this blog entry to access the EasyToBook.com website, and obtain further information on Amsterdam hotels. EasyToBook.com also provides accommodation listings for other glamorous European destinations such as Barcelona, and Rome.

You'll LOVE their rates, plus there are no booking fees!

Happy Travelling!

Sue
XOX

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Permalink 07:08:22 pm, Categories: Blogging Tips 108 words  

Playing Around With Colours

My regular readers will note the change, but I thought I'd mention that I got tired of the dark grey background, and decided to go with a lighter grey instead. Does not stand out as much, but hey you've got to admit is is much easier on the eyes! I'm thinking of a few more minor changes as well, but at this point being a Friday, that all depends how nice it is outside this weekend!

Let me know what you think! A few people commented that they were much happier when I made the switch from the flashy slime green to the dark grey.

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

Permalink 04:32:23 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Shopping Tips, Jewelry - Bling Bling 225 words  

Unique Jewelry Gift Ideas

I LOVE giving, and receiving jewelry! I also love to insure that the gifts I give are unique, and reflect my peeps own unique tastes, and style!

If you too are looking for the finest in nameplate jewelry then look no farther because I have just finished reviewing a hot online shop that will fix you up with stunning items for both men, and women, and you are going to love it!

AJ's Jewelry "You Design We Create" specialises in custom jewelry that is suitable for all budgets. Since you will be dealing directly with the manufacturer you will receive considerable savings on these high quality items!

Nothing makes someone feel more special then to receive a gift that has been uniquely created just for them. With AJ's Jewelry "You Design We Create" the skies the limit when it comes to your creativity as they have the ability to work with any gem or metal of your choosing.

Have a look by following through one of the links provided in this entry. I am confident that you will be as delighted, and pleased with the products, and services that they are offering as I am!

And with Mother's Day just around the corner may I suggest you pay them a visit, pronto!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

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Permalink 04:01:38 pm, Categories: Our Peeps!, Blogging Tips 138 words  

What Happened To The Blog Rental Campaign?

You might have noticed that we discontinued the Blog Explosion "Rent My Blog" feature earlier today. To be honest I was getting quite frustrated with the lack of response to my email in regards to a still unfixed glitch that occurred after their server upgrade approx. two weeks ago. This glitch nuked the ongoing campaign, and has prevented many users from setting up a new one. So for now I've removed it.

I may institute a weekly review of blogs that I come across or people draw my attention to. I'll be think it over through the weekend, and let you all know what I decide.

In the mean time not to sound too harsh towards BE I will continue to use them for traffic exchange, and in that regard have never had any problems.

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

Permalink 03:46:48 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Hot People, Shopping Tips 218 words  

Tattoos Are Hot!

Tattoos are hot these days for both men, and women, young, and old. And with the summer months just around the corner, and the opportunity to show off a lot more skin, now is the time to get one!

Have you ever considered getting a tat? I have, but if you are like me you also do not want to make a permanent commitment to any one design, and yeah, I admit it pain of any sort freaks me out!

So what do people like us do that want to have the look, but not any of the other associated hassles. I've got the answer, and it is getting a temporary airbrush tattoo! They are safe, long lasting, and look hot!

TAT International are the inventors of the TAT & TAN System that are used by top quality salons. They are the leading providers of hobby kits for the do it yourself types, and state of the art equipment for those wishing to pursue a business in tattooing. And when it comes to the latter like I said above, now is the best time to get into tattooing as a business opportunity!

TAT International offers quality equipment at highly competitive prices! Go check them out!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

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Permalink 03:23:01 pm, Categories: Weird News 226 words  

Clerk's mistake turns into $200,000 lottery payoff

I was reading the following in my morning paper, and I've got to admit I have very mixed feelings on it. Here is a snippet:

CONOVER, North Carolina (AP) -- A store clerk's slip-up at the cash register has paid off big time.

Wadburn Allen on Tuesday accidentally rang up two duplicate Powerball tickets for a customer in this western North Carolina town. At the end of the day, after she was unable to sell the second ticket, Allen paid for it herself.

The next day, Allen returned to the store and found the ticket matched all five numbers -- earning her a $200,000 jackpot.

When Allen went to Raleigh to claim her prize, she met the customer who purchased the original ticket. The customer also will receive a $200,000 jackpot.

"They put two and two together and ended up hugging," said Pam Walker, a spokeswoman for the North Carolina Education Lottery. Allen hasn't yet decided how she will spend her money.

I suppose that since they both received equal prize amounts that they were happy, and the clerk did purchase the mistaken ticket therefore legally entitled to the money. However, here in Canada I do not think it would have gone over as well especially since they would have had to split the amount, and in light of recent lottery fraud allegations made by the Ontario ombudsman.

Cheers!
Sue

Permalink 03:11:10 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Educational, Science and Technology 161 words  

Open Technology Group Offers PHP Training

PHP is one of the world's most popular programming languages, and Open Technology Group is offering PHP training courses that are designed to give you the leading competitive edge in PHP knowledge, and skills. Their courses are taught by highly experienced Zend Certified instructors either on-site or at the OPG state of the art training facilities in Morrisville NC, the latter which are priced to included your airfare, and accommodations.

Open Technology Group has a strong proven track record of helping people master PHP skills through course guides, and learning techniques that they have developed, along with other industry recognized materials. They provide definite value for the money by insuring that their students have a strong understanding, and solid foundation in PHP MYSQL.

For further information on courses being offered, or to contact one of their enrolment specialists please follow through on the links provided within this entry.

Best Wishes,
Sue

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04/19/07

Permalink 10:03:14 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Sales and Marketing 63 words  

Selling Toyotas in Scotland

You guys have got to check this video out! It is too freakin' funny! Yeah, I want one! You figure out which "one" I'm talking about! Hint, it ain't the dude jogging, nor the car .. lol! Unfortunately my blog is acting up, and I'm having issues trying to embed the video, just click on the image above to watch. Enjoy!

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

Permalink 09:18:47 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Financial Products, Health and Nutrition 262 words  

Our Health Is Important

"There is nothing more important in life than our health," my late father used to say. And he was right! A big part of making sure we maintain our health is to insure we have the right health insurance products for our family's needs. That means good quality coverage at an affordable price.

I just finished reviewing a website that can provide you with a health insurance quote, and much more!

USA-HealthInsurance.com can help you get multiple quotes for all your health insurance needs whether you are a business or an individual. By utilising this awesome online tool you will be able to comparison shop for your insurance, and get the lowest possible rates on the plan that suits you best!

Please do have a look at what USA-HealthInsurance.com can offer you by clicking on any one of the links within this blog entry. You will find a website that is designed to be user friendly! Just click on the state you are in for a listing of various health insurance products. Once you have done that there is a simple two-step form to fill out. And that's it you get your quotes! Easy! And a valuable resource to boot!

And the best part of all is it is absolutely free to use! So what are you waiting for! Go check out USA-HealthInsurance.com and make sure that not only are you taking care of your family's health, but you are doing so at the cheapest rates!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

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Permalink 10:28:25 am, Categories: Juicy News From The World Of Business, Shopping Tips 161 words  

Dangerous Products To Be Banned In Europe

In a bid to safe-guard European shoppers the EU has added to it's list of "dangerous goods" that are banned from sale.

The bear (pictured above) can be unzipped, putting a child at risk of choking on the filling, or being cut by the sharp mechanism attaching the heart. Made: China. Alert raised: Poland.

The European Commission has released figures showing a rapid rise in the number of dangerous goods withdrawn from sale across the European Union. Read on:

The increase is seen in Brussels as proof that an EU-wide alert system is working better to protect consumers.

The number of non-food items banned from sale more than doubled between 2004 and 2006.

Toys now form the biggest category of hazardous goods on sale, the vast majority of them from China.

About half of all goods withdrawn in 2006 were Chinese.

Full BBC Article Here

I personally applaud the European Union's efforts to protect it's citizens from potentially life threatening products.

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

Permalink 10:11:04 am, Categories: Travel and Tourism 339 words  

Chicago Is My Kinda Town.....

I love that old Sinatra tune, "Chicago" and I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiments carried through within the links. Chicago is a vibrant, fun city, with a rich heritage, it really is my kind of town!

While living in Chicago has never been an option for me personally, I do have several friends, and a couple of colleagues that do call the "windy city" home. And I like to visit at every chance I get, considering I'm less then 10 hours driving or a short flight away.

Chicago has a lot to offer to tourists in the way of attractions, and entertainment. If you are considering a trip to Chicago either for pleasure or for business you might want to have a look at this article on Chicago Tourist Attractions, which can help you in pre-planning what you would like to see, and do during your visit!

Chicago like any major city offers accommodations to suit any, and every budget. Again for those of you travellers that are planning a quick visit or a much more lengthier stay you will want to read up on the various hotels in Chicago by following through on the link provided. Whether you are on a strict budget or going 5 star you'll want to make an informed choice on where you'll be staying.

Finally lets talk one of my fave subjects, food! Restaurants in Chicago offer world class fare to suit everybody's tastes. From delicious deep-dish pizza, which Chicago is famous all over the globe for, or hot and spicy Thai, or Americana-type cuisine you'll have plenty to choose from during your visit to Chicago's finer restaurants!

Have I whet your appetite? Good!

If you are planning a trip to Chicago or perhaps are a resident looking for new things to do, and try out, I do encourage you to follow through on any of the links provided within this blog entry, and find out what you can discover in Chicago!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

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04/18/07

Permalink 07:44:09 pm, Categories: Juicy News From The World Of Business 156 words  

eBay Hot Around The Globe!

Internet auction website eBay has seen its latest profits surge fifty-two percent thanks to high spending global shoppers, and a strong showing at its PayPal unit. Read on:

Beating Wall Street expectations, eBay made a net profit of $377m (£188m) for the first three months of 2007, compared with $248m a year earlier.

Its revenues rose 27% to $1.8bn, with the split between what it makes in the US and overseas now equal.

Last year the US accounted for 54% of revenues, and overseas 46%.

Revenues at PayPal, eBay's online payments service, which is used by a host of websites, grew 31% to $439m.

Full BBC Article Here

And as a very happy eBay consumer I can only predict that they will continue to gain in popularity world over! In fact I've been so happy with the buyer experience, I am seriously considering starting to sell through them, but details on that, I'll leave for another blog entry.

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

Permalink 01:06:05 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Shopping Tips 272 words  

Thoughts On Cheapest Cars

Are you hungry for car news? Would you like some info gentle readers on the cheapest cars based on miles per hour? If so, please do read on as I've just finished reviewing a website that offers information, and news on the cheapest vehicles, and I must admit I found it to be rather enlightening on a subject that I lack some expertise on.

For instance when I think of the cheapest cars the Lamborghini Gallardo V10, Ferrari F430 V8, nor Bentley Continental GT immediately springs to mind, but hey I'd be lying if I did not say I'd LOVE to own one! These three are listed within the main page of the site (much to my initial surprise) however they are obviously the cheapest based on mph for their class, and type. Interesting to say the least!

I was not however surprised to see the Honda Jazz 1.2 S, the Toyota Aygo 1.0, and the Suzuki Swift 1.3 GL near the very top of the listing. Forgive the pun, but these are definitely more my speed, and vehicles to which I am definitely more familiar with!

I think the info provided on the Motoring News site would be of definite benefit to those thinking of buying a car no matter your budget, and perhaps a bit of an eye-opener like it was for this humble blog writer!

There are several other articles on the site, including subsections to check out. Always good to increase your knowledge, and I was left with the impression that these folks know what they are talking about.

Cheers!
Sue

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Blackberry Back Up And Running

Earlier today I blogged about how the Blackberry system crashed leaving users unable to retrieve email messages, and I told you I'd be following the story.

According to the BBC:

The maker of the Blackberry wireless e-mail device says it has restored the service to "most" of its North American users following a network failure.

Research In Motion said it was now looking at the cause of the breakdown, which first happened on Tuesday night.

Some US and Canadian users will still experience delays until the backlog of undelivered e-mails clears, it added.

Full article here

So what do you think? With 8 million users world-wide, and growing some analysts have questioned whether the network has reached it's capacity? Are you a Blackberry user? If so, I'd be interested in your opinion.

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

Permalink 12:21:36 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services 145 words  

Checking Out The AFFL

So what exactly is the AFFL some of you gentle readers may ask? And I'm quite happy to tell you! AFFL is the American Fantasy Football League, and it is the hottest place online for those who are into fantasy football! You've got to check this site out for the high stakes action!

Prizes available to be won include, a gorgeous Waterford crystal AFFL trophy valued alone at $9000.00 bux US on top of the prize money! I'm telling you this is where the action is if you are serious about getting a fantasy football team together!

AFFL is a premier site, for all enthusiasts who wish to show off their skills, and compete in a world-class venue!

Go check it out! Just follow through on the links in this entry!

Cheers & Good Lucks!
Sue

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Permalink 10:14:24 am, Categories: Juicy News From The World Of Business, Science and Technology 142 words  

Blackberry crashes!

A network failure is jamming e-mails being sent and received by users of Blackberry handheld devices in the Western Hemisphere. Read on:

It is unknown how many of Blackberry's 8 million customers are affected or the geographical reach of the problem.

Research In Motion (RIM), the firm that makes the device, has not said how long it will take to resolve the glitch.

According to US TV network WNBC the problems started on Tuesday evening and were expected to continue on Wednesday.

It is estimated that RIM has around 45% of the market for smart phones.

Full BBC article here

Wow! I'd be pretty grumpy if I could not retrieve my email! Just goes to show how reliant we've become on these technologies, and what a hassle when they fail!

I'll continue to monitor this story, and post updates when available.

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

Permalink 09:34:07 am, Categories: Educational, Financial Products 264 words  

The Lowdown On Student Finances

Earlier today I was asked to give a review on a blog that features articles, and information on student finances, and in particular student debt consolidation, which is a hot topic, not only amongst students, but parents as well. It's a timely subject for me personally as many of my regular readers know that my middle daughter is about to enter University next year.

Student Loan Consolidation Lowdown is pretty much self explanatory right in the title of the blog itself. The blog is laid out nicely, and I appreciate that because it makes for ease of navigation throughout the numerous articles posted, and is not an eye strain. There are no annoying ads, so the overall appearance looks quite professional.

Getting into the meat of the blog itself, which is the content I have to say that I appreciated what they are offering particularly the article by Michael Cook entitled The College Loan Process, which gets into student debt management. I found it to be useful, and enlightening.

I also enjoyed Tushar Mathur's Life of a Resident Alien...: Earn Money when your PC is IDLE, which offers a tip on a possible good money making opportunity. Something again, which personally interests me.

I tried to find something negative about the blog that I could offer some constructive criticism on, but came up empty handed (that is a good thing I think!). Basically if you are looking for info on student debt consolidation this is a good resource, and worth checking out.

Cheers!
Sue

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04/17/07

Permalink 03:57:33 pm, Categories: Science and Technology 96 words  

I'm getting old......

It's an IBM PC.... nothing else, just PC...

It had a monochrome monitor incapable of all but the most basic of characters.

It had MAYBE 640k of RAM... most likely, 256k or 512k.

It had NO hard drive.

It had 360k Floppy Disk Drives.

It used an 8086 or perhaps an 8088 processor running at 4.77 MHz...

...and it RAWKED in 1981!

Hehehe anyone else remember these?????

Wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_PC

It truly is amazing when you think about how far we have actually come in this technology, and information driven age .. eh!

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

Hot Tip On Free Software!

If you are one of my regular readers then you already know what I'm going to say by the title of this blog entry: FREE IS ALWAYS GOOD!!! .. :) And right now I've got a hot little tip on some free software that ALL savvy computer users should be running!

The website that I just finished reviewing is offering free Anti Virus software, and I want you all to clicky on the link, and check it out!

I'll never forget the stress, and hassle the first time my PC got infected with a nasty internet virus. Just the sound of it alone makes me shudder, never mind the aggravation, and files I ended up losing! Why take the chance when for absolutely free you can download software to keep your computer protected 24/7!

Check out some of these Norton Antivirus Screenshots that demonstrate how easy this program is to use. Also have a look at these Norton Antivirus Reviews, which should tell you just how effective this product is, and you can download it right now....I'm going to say it again...FREE!!!!

Now how cool is that!

Happy & Safe Surfing!
Sue
XOX

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Permalink 09:39:42 am, Categories: Making Money Online 90 words  

1K Tuesdays!

My the week has gone by quickly! Today is another 1K Tuesday over at Pay Per Post! Each Tuesday they give out $1000.00 US dollars in opportunities that can be taken by any blogger that is signed up with them. How cool is that!!!! Keeping my fingers crossed that this will be the big week for the pimp!!!! If you want to get in on the action, and you have not already signed-up your blog just follow through on the link above or the one on my sidebar.

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

Permalink 09:31:34 am, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Real Estate 170 words  

Las Vegas Real Estate Is Hot!

Have you ever thought about investing in real estate in Las Vegas, Nevada? If so, now would be a great time to start exploring some of your options!

New homes in Vegas from Nevada's premier builders are going for some great prices, with some hot incentives like free appliances, paid closing costs, cash backs, and more! And I am going to tell you about a one stop online source for further information.

MillionSaverHomes.com is a terrific online resource for Las Vegas real estate, and properties. Their online database contains a comprehensive listing of new homes and condos in the Vegas area, including those in pre-construction phases, and you can request further information on any number of their listings through an easy to use search function. How cool is that!

Definitely the hot source for new homes! Like I said above, if you are considering investing in Las Vegas real estate you'll want to bookmark MillionSaverHomes.com!

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

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Permalink 09:06:43 am, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Shopping Tips 172 words  

The Perfect Mattress - Memory Foam Rocks!

Yesterday, I replaced our old mattress, and box spring with brand new ones, and invested in a roll of memory foam as a topper.

I was following this advice from actor/celeb Brad Pitt:

"Don't spend a lot of money on a big, giant mattress with double padding on both sides and all that. Just go out and buy a normal firm mattress. Then go buy the three-inch Tempur-Pedic pad, the memory foam, and put it on top. I'm telling you, take my tip. It's the perfect pressure. I take full credit for the discovery. You will sleep in bliss forever more . . . unless you've got a six-week-old."

And I can now tell you, he's right! As someone who suffers chronic back pain, last night's rest was the best sleep I've had in years! And today I am relatively pain free with no medication!

If you suffer back pain or just want the best in comfort invest in a roll of memory foam, the most worthwhile purchase I've made recently!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXOX

Permalink 08:58:57 am, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Shopping Tips 183 words  

Need To Replace Your Windshield?

The last car that I owned was a Chevy Cavalier, and thankfully in the time I had it we never had to have any major repair work done on it. If we had to, then more likely than not I would have trusted the work to be done by local professionals.

Phoenix windshield repair and replacement is a breeze with Reliable Auto Glass, which provides high quality service, at excellent prices. You can trust all of your auto glass needs to them, while getting that home town service that only a local shop can provide.

I like to know that when I am paying for a service like windshield repair that my vehicle will be treated as if it was their own, and that I am getting good value for my money. That is what Reliable Auto Glass is known for, and how they have built a solid reputation for business excellence with their customers.

If you are in need of windshield replacement or repair check out Reliable Auto Glass.

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

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04/15/07

Permalink 08:40:21 pm, Categories: Our Peeps! 130 words  

Pimpin' The Paranormal Blog



Sue Darroch and Matthew Didier's Paranormal Blog
has been nominated for a Blogger's Choice Award under the Best Hobby Category! We are not doing too bad considering there is at least one celeb blog also nominated, and we just do not have the fan base or TV exposure to compete. If you want to help out the "little" blogger, and enjoy the paranormal blog, please do consider giving us a vote! You'll need to sign-up to vote, and it's a one vote per blog system. To be honest the BCA is by far the fairest awards program we have been nominated to even if celebs are not limited to the "celebrity" category, which makes it virtually impossible for the rest of us bloggers to have a chance.

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

Permalink 08:16:55 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services 181 words  

Debt Consolidation News

It has been a quiet Sunday afternoon that offered the opportunity to review a blog that provides information on the topic of debt consolidation.

Over all I found this blog to be well designed, and easy to use from a readers point of view. It's easy on the eyes, which is important to me. The blog appears to be updated, and maintained at regular intervals, always a good sign!

Now for the meat of the blog, it's content. There are numerous articles posted on the topic of debt consolidation it's hard to know where to begin first .. :) They do have a "best of" list posted at the top, which is handy!

I found these two articles of particular interest, and useful:

1. 101 Ways to Cut Your Daily Costs

2. 50 Surefire Tips to Establish Financial Security

Both of the above articles are well written, and very useful in the information they provide in my opinion.

I will visit this site again for further reading, and it is definitely worthy of bookmarking.

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

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04/13/07

Permalink 12:05:32 pm, Categories: General Stuff 215 words  

Luck is a mindset

Happy Friday the 13th! I couldn't let this day go by without addressing the fact that offices will be a little lighter in staff today because according to at least one poll I read conducted by American Demographics at least 13% of Americans believe that Friday the 13th is an unlucky day.

Luck in my opinion is a mindset, and there really is nothing "unlucky" about today at all. And the experts tend to agree with me:

"Three experts, in Friday's Globe and Mail, said that if you have bad luck at the office, you have nobody to blame but yourself.

They offer up a list of tips on how to maximize your "luck factor" on the job, such as changing your routine, keeping a luck diary or thinking positively.

The experts also said to take risks, shake things up and be vigilant, because you'll be likely to stumble on more opportunities."

So have yourself a very Happy Friday The 13th, and before you know it the weekend will be here! Yayyyy!!!!

If you are interested in the History Of Friday The 13th and why it became known as a bad luck day just follow through on the link for an article that I wrote on the subject for Pastyme with Good Companye.

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

Permalink 12:00:17 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Financial Products, Shopping Tips 215 words  

Shopping Tips For Insurance Products & Services

For several years I used to work for a company that provided marketing services for some of the largest insurance companies in the world. While that alone does not make me an insurance expert I can tell you I learned a lot about the various types of insurance plans out there from Car Insurance to Travel Insurance, to Pet Insurance, and pretty much everything else insurance related in between! It was a valuable learning experience, and I enjoyed my time spent there.

I am also a consumer, and much like you in need of various types of insurance coverage. And as a smart shopper I know that the best course of action is to get as many quotes as possible, and weigh the pros, and cons of each type of plan being offered. And I want you to be a smart insurance shopper too!

That is why I am excited to tell you about a website that offers you the very latest in information, and quotes on Cheap Home Insurance, and other insurance related products, and services. Surf on over to The Thrifty Scot, and take advantage of the best rates in insurance from an established, and highly reputable online company!

Happy Shopping!
Sue
XOX

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Permalink 10:50:14 am, Categories: General Stuff, Hot Products and Services 99 words  

The IKEA Cat

The IKEA Cat - Some Assembly Required!

Ha!Ha!Ha! As a cat fancier, and occasional IKEA shopper I thought the above was just too cute!!!

Yes, I too have occasionally been known to shop at IKEA, but to be honest the experience always leaves me a bit rattled, actually more disturbed in ways. Whenever I go in there with an intention of only spending X amount I invariably always go $100.00 or more over. I also tend to prefer smaller shops, and more unique items, so i have no idea why I always end up going overboard there????

Sue
XOXO

Permalink 10:31:41 am, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Financial Products 284 words  

Getting Out Of Debt

Today I'd like to address an issue that we all face, and that is debt, and getting it under control. The last time I borrowed money from a lender it was a Debt Consolidation Loan to get my creditors off my back, and repay my debt at a much lower interest rate. These types of loans are an effective tool towards debt management. Once these are paid off secured loans can assist in rebuilding your credit rating from any damage caused by out of control debt. They offer a good solution to credit repair.

It seems that we are all burdened with some sort of debt, the most common being the Homeowner Loan or mortgage I believe. These too can cause large sums of money to be eaten away at too high of interest rates if you are not careful, and look for the best possible plan.

My best advice to you dear reader when it comes to taking out personal loans of any type is to do your best to weigh your options, and seek expert advice whenever possible. Trust me, you don't want to let your debts get out of control like I once did. Not only did it cause a lot of stress to both myself, and my family, it has taken the better part of 5 years to get everything under control again. Granted, I can now sleep easy knowing I managed to repair my credit rating, and get out of debt! And you can too! For more information on these topics, and to receive quotes on various types of loans please follow through on the links provided.

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

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Permalink 10:00:29 am, Categories: Making Money Online 161 words  

The Pine Cone Peso Strengthens

As the "Pine cone Peso" aka the Canadian dollar, gains strength seemingly every day against the US dollar I'm not quite getting the bang for my sponsored postings as I was say a month ago. Currently it's working out to about 10 cents on the dollar, which is still very good ie: $100 US opportunity equals $110.00 Cdn after I make the conversion. (Remember that when you are reading the updates for this site, I'm listing the US funds paid, so I'm actually doing a bit better from a Canadian standpoint). Even if the Canadian dollar were to miraculously (not likely) become at par with the US I would not give up on sponsored entries as a money making opportunity.

However.....

This has gotten me to thinking though...what about European, and specifically British bloggers. How attractive is a ten dollar US opportunity going to look to them when it translates to about 5 pounds?

I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts?

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

Investing in Forex and Futures

Currently forex trading and futures is considered hot by very savvy, and knowledgeable independent investors, and it has caught my own attention as well. Far from being a highly skilled investor, trading is still very new to me to be honest, and I personally prefer a lower risk investment at this time when my kids are still very much dependant on us, and I cannot afford to take too many financial risks.

However, I do admit to being intrigued by forex trading, and how this type of trading once thought to be the domain of large corporations, and financial companies solely has become so attractive to the individual. With this in mind, and the possibility that forex and/or futures trading could at some point become part of our own investment plan I have done some research on the subject.

For those of you who are experienced investors, forex and/or futures can yield a high ROI, but I strongly caution "There is risk of loss trading Futures, options and forex" And therefore in my opinion should be for those willing to absorb losses, and have a good working knowledge of this type of investment.

If you would like to learn more about forex, and/or futures trading then I highly recommend you read through the Global Futures Exchange & Trading Co, Inc website. Not only do they have a solid reputation they can also help you get started for as little as $250.00 US. If you are going to get involved in riskier investments such as forex trading, and global futures, then it is imperative you turn to those with the expertise.

Sue
XOX

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04/12/07

Urban nature wave of the future

With today's environmental concerns I was not surprised at all to read of "urban nature's" success. Read on:

Bringing natural images and ingredients into an urban setting is the next big idea in marketing hair care products, according to a team of students from Manchester Metropolitan University.

The concept that they call "urban nature" brings images such as basil leaves and cedar wood into an urban setting using images of orbs made from leaves or wood shavings.

Wearing co-ordinated forest-design outfits made by one of their grannies, the team has just won L'Oreal Brandstorm, a competition to find new marketing talent.

Full BBC Article Here

Congratulations to the team of student's who came up with this winning concept! Well done!

However, I would caution that simply packaging something to give the appearance of being organic or eco-friendly does not necessarily mean the product is environmentally sound, and smart consumers will know the difference.

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

Permalink 11:31:27 am, Categories: Financial Products, Real Estate 312 words  

Taking A Look At Mortgages

Have you ever considered you may be paying too much for your current mortgage or home loan? Did you use a mortgage calculator to calculate your actual costs prior to signing on the dotted line? If you didn't take the time to compare mortgages then it is quite possible you are paying too much, and trust me I have heard horror stories via my partner who some of you gentle readers already know worked for a mortgage company.

I have heard it all from mortgage companies losing payments, to charging far too much in interest, and ultimately damaging people's credit ratings in the process. It can be a very scary prospect for those who do not take the time to adequately research exactly what they are getting themselves into in the first place. This coming from an insider's perspective.

My advice to you gentle readers is that if you are considering taking out a mortgage or home loan do your homework, obtain several quotes, and do not necessarily jump on the cheapest rate offered. Get to know the reputation of your lender, and take a good look at the terms being offered. You might also want to look into changing mortgage providers that will offer a better rate, and better terms. This is something we would personally consider doing depending on what is being offered.

I'd also like to recommend at this time that you look into secured loans, and see if they are a viable option for your own borrowing needs.

Purchasing real estate, particularly if it is a first-time home should be a fun, and exciting time! If you follow the advice, and make careful and informed choices about borrowing you will greatly limit if not eliminate potential stress , and grief associated with mortgages in my opinion.

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

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Permalink 10:23:33 am, Categories: Juicy News From The World Of Business, Celebrities In The News 174 words  

Beatles Reach Agreement With EMI

The following is from the BBC. Read on:

The Beatles have agreed a deal with music giant EMI to settle the band's battle for £30m in unpaid royalties.

Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and the widows of John Lennon and George Harrison took legal action in 2005, claiming money from album sales.

"I can confirm that we have reached a mutually acceptable settlement and that we are not going to say anything more than that," an EMI spokeswoman said.

The agreement could now pave the way for legal downloads of the band's hits.

The settlement ends 18 months of legal proceedings, which began after two years of negotiations.

Full BBC Article Here

This is actually terrific news for Beatles fans who would like the ability to legally download their music! I realise that many still download music illegally, but I am a stickler for artists being financially compensated for their work, so therefore find the above to be welcomed news indeed. This will definitely work in both the musicians, and the fans favour.

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

Permalink 10:07:07 am, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Shopping Tips 234 words  

Looking For Blinds?

If you are looking for high quality blinds, and window treatments then my review today is a must read for the savvy shopper!

Blinds are a lovely, and easy to care for window treatment that can add a finishing touch to a room while at the same time providing a much needed function.

Currently I use Roman Blinds in our bedrooms, simply because I love the look of them, and they suit with our own decorating tastes. They are also very easy to clean, and change suiting your mood. In the spring time I switch to a more neutral beige coloring, and in Fall I go with a much darker colour.

I recently visited Terry's Fabrics , and was delighted to see that not only do they carry the Roman Blinds that I personally adore, but they also have a wide range of products to suit everyone's decorating tastes, and budgets! Their prices are fantastic, and they have already earned a solid reputation amongst their customers for offering high quality blinds at amazing savings.

Their website, and check out process are a breeze to use! Go have a look by following through on the links provided within this entry.

Definitely an online shop that you will be pleased to do business with for all your window treatments!

Happy Shopping, and Happy Spring Decorating!

Sue
XOX

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Permalink 09:39:05 am, Categories: Juicy News From The World Of Business, Financial Products 115 words  

The TK Maxx Scandal

Yesterday one of our regular readers asked for information on the TK Maxx Scandal via another blog entry on credit cards.

The gist of it is this, "Millions of credit and debit card details have been exposed to potential misuse after fashion giant TKMaxx admitted computer hackers had broken into their customer database."

The question of course that should now be asked in the wake of this by consumers is how safe is our information????

I cannot answer that beyond, my hope that this latest breach of security by a large corporation will be used as a learning experience by all companies that handle private info, particularly in regards to personal finances.

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

Permalink 09:24:47 am, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Shopping Tips 119 words  

Shopping For Perfume & Men's Fragrances

I've got a terrific online shop to tell you all about that carries a large selection of perfume, and men's fragrances at terrific prices!

If you LOVE Hugo Boss, Givenchy, and/or Calvin Klein fragrances you will LOVE the bargains to be found at SendMeScent.com one of the leading suppliers of online scents for both ladies, and the gents!

Right now they are having a fabulous sale on Fragrances for Men, a must check out for all of you savvy shoppers! One of my own fave perfumes Inspiration from Lacoste is on for an unbeatable price!

Definitely your one-stop shop for perfumes, and fragrances!

Happy Shopping!

Sue
XOX

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04/11/07

Permalink 06:53:03 pm, Categories: Sales and Marketing 70 words  

Clever Shopping Bag # 9

Hehehe This one is funny in a very disturbing sort of way! This shopping bag is another great example of a very clever, and cost effective way to insure your brand name is noticed by consumers. While this bag is disturbing, at least it is in my opinion, it is also quite eye catching! It also would be fun to carry, as well as a conversation starter!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

Permalink 12:31:36 pm, Categories: Juicy News From The World Of Business, Financial Products 181 words  

Credit Cards and the TK Maxx Scandal

Have you been following the news in regards to the TK Maxx scandal? I have, and of course it has gotten me a little unnerved as it should you too. The thought of my private credit details being stolen is very scary, and the fact that TK Maxx broke financial standards for information security allowing for such a breach to occur is shocking!

The use of credit cards has become common place world over. I personally rely on my own credit card for much of my purchases. It is easy, and convenient. However, I am no longer so confident in their security.

How about you? What are your thoughts on the subject of credit cards? I certainly have no plans of carrying large sums of cash.

I guess the best we can hope for is that the financial community has been given awake up call in the aftermath of the TK Maxx scandal, and are doing everything possible to safeguard our personal information from theft, and possible fraud.

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

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Permalink 11:57:26 am, Categories: Our Peeps!, Making Money Online, Blogging Tips 104 words  

Blog About Your Blog

It has been a while since I last pimped Blog About your Blog, so I thought I would take a moment to direct you over to this innovative site that works on getting your own blog noticed!

As you can see I am listed as an author on BAYB and I can tell you that when I do write for the site my hits go up! It is a great way to draw attention to your own efforts, and writing, and gain new potential readers.

Go check out Blog About your Blog and let Matt know that Sue sent ya over!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXOX

Permalink 11:40:31 am, Categories: Financial Products 249 words  

Some Words On Loans

We have discussed in some detail loans on this blog before, and I thought it would be a good idea to revisit this topic as, Loans are something we all universally need at some point within our lives.

Homeowner Loans are probably the single most largest financial commitment you will ever have to make, and therefore extremely important to understand, and obtain as much information on as possible. You must insure you obtain the type of loan that suits your own needs, and circumstances, and one that is affordable. I highly recommend getting several quotes, and weighing your best options.

Personal Loans are not quite so scary, but as with anything that concerns your hard earned money you really need to research the best plans for you. Currently I am comparing various loan options for my daughter who will be in University next year.

Finally I'd like to take this opportunity to draw to your attention bad credit secured loans. These are a means of borrowing based upon what you put into the loan in the first place. This is a very smart option for those in need of repairing bad credit ratings. Something I too went through. For more information on these types of loans, please follow through on any of the links I have provided within this entry.

Remember borrow smart, and get as many quotes as you can before making any firm commitment.

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

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Permalink 11:22:24 am, Categories: Making Money Online 60 words  

The Big Day Has Come And Gone

Yesterday I blogged about how every Tuesday of the week Pay Per Post is giving out $1000.00 in US dollar opportunities!

Ohhhh and I came so close on the $500.00 one! I even managed to click it, but was beaten to the punch!

My congratulations to the lucky postie!!! And you can bet I'll be trying again next week!!!!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXOX

Permalink 11:09:20 am, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Blogging Tips, Science and Technology 188 words  

The Scoop On Big Web Links Directory

I know my readers are going to be very interested in this hot new service to promote your sites! I've already blogged to you about the importance of getting yourself listed on online directories. It is imperative that your business website build a strong web presence through this type of promotion, and exposure.

Bigweblinks.com is the directory you want to get yourself on. Why? Simple because I found out through reviewing this directory that even brand new websites can get top listing via the opportunity to bid for placement!

Not only is this a great opportunity for websites just starting out, but for older ones that just don't have the popularity yet to get higher rankings in other online directories. This concept puts you in the driver's seat! Brilliant!

Trust me you'll want to get listed asap, just follow through on the links or click directly on their logo above.

I am very happy to be able to give you guys, and ladies this tip, and it was a pleasure to review this directory. :)

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

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04/10/07

Permalink 08:36:10 pm, Categories: Sales and Marketing 65 words  

Clever Shopping Bag # 8

Who needs a manicure with this clever bag? Again, this shopping bag clearly illustrates, a very clever, and cost effective way to insure your brand name is noticed by consumers. In this case the company is The House Of Nails. The bag is not only clever, but looks like a lot of FUN to tote about, I'd make the hubby carry it ..... ;)

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

Permalink 09:40:13 am, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Shopping Tips 213 words  

The Finest In Home Heating Products

Hello my happy shoppers! I have just finished reviewing a "hot" (get it!) home heating company! One that I am happy to say I will buy from!

I know what you are thinking, but "Sue" it's Spring, and the warmer weather is on it's way why are you blogging about heaters? My regular readers have already guessed the answer to that question, but for you newbies here you go: Smart shoppers (and I am one)know that now is the time to save huge money on products, and services such as home heaters! And to prove my point I want you to surf on over to DESA’s Online Outlet because they are having a huge inventory sale on heating products!

Take a look at some of the stunning Gas Fireplaces they have listed, at terrific prices! These beauties are perfect for snuggling up by during the cooler summer nights, and for sooner then you think frostier ones!

I also checked out their super Natural Gas Wall Heaters stylish yet very functionable!

Now is the time to purchase home heating products, save money, and worry when the cold weather returns...and as you all know gentle readers it will....

Happy Shopping!

Sue
XOXO

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Permalink 09:14:03 am, Categories: Making Money Online, Blogging Tips 58 words  

Today Is The "BIG" Day!

Today, and every Tuesday of the week Pay Per Post is giving out $100.00 US dollar opportunities! Any postie can qualify, including two BIG opportunities for $500.00 US each!

Wish me luck as I hope to be quick on the clicky finger for these BIG opps!

I'm telling you it's always fun, and excitement over at PPP!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXOX

Permalink 09:05:27 am, Categories: Hot Products and Services 124 words  

It's All About The Game

I admit it, I'm not a Football widow, but hubby does have far more knowledge about the game, and general interest then I do. However, this year I've taken a "if you can't beat them , then you might as well join them" attitude about Football season! And hey, I've found a really cool site that offers Free football picks! With these forecasts soon I too will become a very savvy Football fan! I'll be dazzling hubby, and company with my new found brilliant knowledge on who is hot, and who is not!

Football Forecasters
is the place to check out for Free football picks! You can bet I've got them bookmarked!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

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Permalink 08:50:21 am, Categories: How're We Doin? 227 words  

Racist Comments On Sofa Label Are Appalling

I would not believe it had I not read this in the Toronto Star article, and saw the photo above. Read on:

When the new chocolate-coloured sofa set was delivered to her Brampton home, Doris Moore was stunned to see packing labels describing the shade as "Nigger-brown."

She and husband Douglas purchased a sofa, loveseat and chair in dark brown leather last week from Vanaik Furniture and Mattress store on Dundas St. E.

Moore, 30, who describes herself as an African-American born and raised in New York, said it was her 7-year-old daughter who pointed out the label just after delivery men from the Mississauga furniture store left.

"She's very curious and she started reading the labels," Moore explained. "She said, `Mommy, what is nig ... ger brown?' I went over and just couldn't believe my eyes."

She said yesterday each piece had a similar label affixed to the woven protective covering wrapped around the furniture.

"In this day and age, that's totally unacceptable," Moore said.

Full Toronto Star Article Here

This is incredibly disgusting, and quite shocking to learn still going on in today's world. Can you imagine what it must have been like to have to explain such such a word to a seven year old child? I'm happy that the family came forward publicly with this, and exposed the ugliness within the label. Yeeesh!

Sue
XOX

Permalink 08:27:20 am, Categories: Hot Gossip, Blogging Tips 326 words  

World Record For Blog Comments

Since hooking up with Pay Per Post I have come to the realisation that they are all crazy over there! What I mean is "crazy" in a good way! They are certainly a fun, and innovative company, and it has certainly been very interesting to be associated with them! Not to mention highly profitable .. :)

So what are they up to at Pay Per Post today that has got me blogging about them again. Today's entry concerns the Pay Per Post blog, which if you haven't already visited, and gotten bookmarked I suggest you do as soon as possible! It's a great way for the Pay Per Post Posties to keep up with company news, and it's completely interactive. I read the PPP blog daily!

Anyway I surf on over to their blog today, and the first entry I came across (their is usually more then one per day) is about setting a world record for blog comments! Now that gentle readers is ambitious, but ambition is something I've come to expect from the fantastic team over at Pay Per Post.

So naturally I made sure to participate, and leave my two cents on this FUN project in their comment box. And I'm asking you dear reader to surf on over and do the same! Just follow through on any of the linkys within this entry, and check out the PPP blog!

In an odd bit of coincidence I was reading through the latest edition of Guinness Book of World Records looking for some blog fodder for another blog that I contribute to. I LOVE the idea of competing for a world record, but have never done so before.

I'm keeping fingers, and toes crossed that the fine folks over at Pay Per Post pull this off, and if their past successes are an indicator I know they will soonly be able to say, "We've Got The World Record For Most Blog Comments!"

Awesome!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXOXOX

04/09/07

Permalink 10:06:47 am, Categories: Celebrities In The News 174 words  

Cartoonist Johnny Hart dies while drawing

Very sad news from the BBC. Read on:

Cartoonist Johnny Hart, who won awards and acclaim for creating the BC comic strip, has died at the age of 76.

BC, which depicts a world populated by cavemen and dinosaurs, first appeared in 1958 and eventually reached more than 100 million people.

Mr Hart also co-created The Wizard of Id, the story of a run-down kingdom ruled by a tyrannical monarch.

Mr Hart's wife, Bobby, said he died of a stroke on Saturday while working at his New York home.

"He died at his storyboard," she told the Associated Press.

Richard Newcombe, the founder and president of Creators Syndicate, which syndicates both BC and The Wizard of Id, said both cartoons would continue.

Family members have been helping produce the strips for years, and they have an extensive computer archive of drawings to work with, he told AP.

Full article here

He died doing what he loved. Very sad indeed, as I personally loved both comic strips. My thoughts, and prayers go out to Johnny's family.

Sue
XOX

Permalink 10:04:41 am, Categories: Hot Gossip, Hot Products and Services, Hot People, Celebrities In The News 159 words  

Hot New Contest For Soap Fans!

You know I LOVE As The World Turns! So I'm very excited to tell you about this hot new contest!!!! Check this out, the contest is called "Win a Day With Brad & Katie," and not only do you get to spend a day with these two hot soap celebs in your very own home, but they will have to do your least fave chore for you!

Hehehe I'm just picturing Austin Peck and Terri Columbino scrubbing my floors or washing my dishes! That's right Austin you just bend a little more to the left ... hehehe I'm soooo bad!

Now if this isn't enough to get set your clicky fingers in motion, and enter, the winner of this fantastic contest will also receive a check for $5,000!!!! How cool is that!!!!

Click here to enter and catch ya later, I'm on my way to enter right now!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXOX

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Permalink 09:47:39 am, Categories: Celebrities In The News, Shopping Tips 155 words  

Michael Jackson Items On Auction

For MJ fans as first reported on the BBC. Read on:

Michael Jackson memorabilia, which includes handwritten lyrics and a fedora he once wore, is being auctioned off in Las Vegas next month.

The collection, made up of about 2,000 items, spans the career of Jackson and his family from the mid-1960s through to the early 1990s.

However, a spokesman for the star, told Associated Press he was considering legal action to stop the auction.

Raymone K Bain claims her client is "extremely upset" about the sale.

The collection is currently on display at New York's Guernsey's auction house.

A price tag has not been put on any of the items, although Guernsey's president, Arlan Ettinger expects some of the pieces will generate a lot of interest.

Full article here

The sale will take place in Las Vegas on May 30th, and 31st. Interested buyers can also place bids live via Ebay.

Cheers!
Sue
XOXOX

Arrive In Style

When it comes to business travel there really is only one name to trust for the savvy consumer. Executive Car Service provides more then just a car service, they offer high quality, and reputable services at terrific prices worldwide, 24/7, to suit your transportation needs.

If you are in need of a Dallas limo service, or Chicago car service ECS guarantees your safe, and on time arrival to all types of corporate functions, and affairs.

Travelling through New York can be a hassle under the best of circumstances, trust your New York car service needs to Executive Car Service, and eliminate the stress.

For a complete listing of all the major business destinations that ECS services please follow through on any of the links provided within this entry.

Arrive in style, and happy travelling!

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

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Permalink 09:14:36 am, Categories: Hot Gossip, Hot People, Juicy News From The World Of Business 171 words  

Sony to sign Wallace and Gromit team

From Annanova read on:

Aardman is in final talks to sign a deal with Sony Pictures.

The announcement follows the recent decision to end to its partnership with DreamWorks.

The Bristol-based creators of Wallace and Gromit severed its ties with DreamWorks after Flushed Away and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit failed to do as well as expected at the box office.

The new deal with Sony is for three years.

Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, said: "We have been huge fans of Aardman films for a long time and this deal greatly expands Sony's commitment to animation in the worldwide marketplace.

"Aardman makes movies with lively humour, great stories, and fun distinctive visuals. They have boundless creative energy and a passion for animation that is hard to resist. We couldn't be more excited about working with the entire Aardman team."

Full Article Here

This is super news for this hot animation team, and for fans alike! Something to watch for exciting new projects!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXOX

Permalink 09:13:51 am, Categories: Free Stuff - Always Good, Health and Nutrition 327 words  

Drug rehabilitation referral site

Today I'd like to take a few moments to draw your attention to an online drug rehabilitation referral site, that provides the most comprehensive listings for drug treatment, and option plans around the country. If you think you might benefit from something like this please read on, as the following information will be very helpful to you.

I recently had the opportunity to review 4rehabilitation.com, and was impressed with not only the information they provide to their readers on the site, but the highly level of quality services they offer to the general public. If you are suffering with a drug addiction, or you know someone that is help is readily available to you through 4rehabilitation.com.

There are many factors to consider when seeking help with an addiction, such as types of available drug treatment, location of the treatment center, and associated costs. 4rehabilitation.com can assist you with all of these in a private, secured, and confidential manner.

Articles of interest on the website include detailed information on alcohol abuse, how it affects an individual both mind, and body. Drug Addiction, and Detoxification, what you can expect, and what treatment options are available. There is also a section designed to assist people in aftercare, and information for those who may have tried to kick their addictions in the past without success. I found all of these articles to be well written, and easily understandable. You do not need to have a detailed medical vocabulary to benefit from them.

There is no charge to use this referral, and assessment service either online or by telephone at 1-877-84-SOBER.

The worst possible course of action if you are an addict or you know someone who is, is to do nothing. Have a look at 4rehabilitation.com it will cost you nothing, and may just save your life or the life of someone you love.

Best wishes,
Sue

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04/08/07

Permalink 02:55:04 pm, Categories: Juicy News From The World Of Business, Travel and Tourism 183 words  

British Airways The Worst For Losing Luggage

According to the BBC British Airways is the absolute worst for losing travellers luggage. Read on:

British Airways lost more luggage than any other major European airline last year, figures have shown.

For every 1,000 passengers carried by BA in 2006, 23 bags went missing according to data from the Association of European Airlines (AEA).

The UK's Air Transport Users Council (AUC) which released the figures said BA had admitted its performance was not good enough and had apologised.

Across the 24 largest airlines, more than 5.6 million bags went missing.

This is an average of 15.7 bags per 1,000 travellers.

About 85% of missing bags were returned to their owners within 48 hours, the AEA said, but it added that some "never get returned at all".

Full article here

Nobody wants the stress of lost luggage! However, there are a few things you can do to try to prevent it such as:

Label your baggage both inside, and outside

Use coloured tags so your bags stick out, and remove all old ones

Be waiting for your bags as soon as possible after your flight lands

Best wishes, and Happy Travelling!

Sue

Permalink 02:14:24 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Real Estate 239 words  

The Best In Golf Course Living

Is your idea of paradise living the golfing lifestyle? Have you ever considered living in one of the beautiful golf course communities around the country or investing in a golf course home? If this sounds heavenly to you, then you are in luck because I've just completed reviewing an online resource that offers the finest in golf course communities!

GolfCourseParadise.com offers a comprehensive listing of homes, and properties in an easy to use, and convenient online directory. You may search through listings using a handy state by state guide located on the site's main page on the sidebar. For instance if you are interested in California Golf Real Estate you just click on to that state's listings.

Speaking of California one of the featured listings is for the Fairbanks Golf Community, which combines the ultimate in warmer weather living, with a superb course making it one of the ultimate in golf course living!

Another listing that caught my discerning eye is Spindrift located in La Jolla, California. Spindrift golf community is well known for it's family friendly atmosphere, and a must see listing for those interested in California's golfing real estate, particularly if you have children or grandchildren to consider.

Over all I was highly impressed with GolfCourseParadise.com it's ease of use, and valuable information. A must-see for any golfing enthusiast, and real estate investor!

Cheers!
Sue

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04/06/07

Permalink 01:24:26 pm, Categories: Shopping Tips, Strange and Unique Products, Thrift & Second Hand 268 words  

Tis' The Season - For Garage & Yard Sales!

With Spring here the 2007 Yard & Garage Sale Season has begun! Last weekend I attended a rather large one held at our community town hall. Amongst my purchases were 5 GAP sweaters in excellent condition, two still with tags. These set me back $1.00 each. I could easily resell these on Ebay for $10.00 each plus shipping costs. For those doing the math that is a profit of $45.00 dollars for me. Ka-Ching!

Below is one of my fave yard sale treasures:

I call "him" Gazooky, and he is not for sale. I purchased him for $2.00, and through a friend was able to verify that similar statuettes are selling online for between $100.00 - $150.00 US.

As they say "One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure!"

I'll be bringing you more great finds throughout this season. In the mean time here are some great tips for Garage Sale Buyers from Frugal Village:

Bring lots of change.

Go early for the best items. Go on last day of sale for cheap items.
Look over items for chips.

Bring a map.

Bring refreshments in case it gets hot.

Don't be shy to haggle.

If there are items that you are looking for, don't forget to mention it; the owner may just have something else they are willing to sell.

Be polite. Don't push, shove, or block tables. (This may seem funny, but I have been to many sales where dealers and collectors have been ruthless)

Avoid impulse buying. Don't buy because you think it may be valuable. Buy items you really like to avoid disappointments.

Remember to enjoy yourself and have fun!

Happy Shopping!

Sue
XOX

Permalink 11:09:39 am, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Free Stuff - Always Good, Shopping Tips 224 words  

No One Wants A Lemon

Are you looking for the finest place to shop for Used Cars For Sale online? If so, have I got a hot site to tell you about.

LemonFree.Com provides free classified listings for new, and used cars, and trucks. It's a terrific resource for buyers, and sellers alike, and super easy to use!

I tried out their search function, which is handily located on the main page of the site, and was pleasantly surprised at the results I received. Currently my sister is looking to purchase an ACURA INTEGRA so I popped my search terms in, and got a complete listing of them right in our own city. How cool is that! I've already emailed her the link!

I also told her about the truck and car reviews section of the site. I highly recommend all automotive consumers check it out!

The first car I ever purchased was a Chevy Cavalier, and I think how much easier it would have been if a website such as LemonFree.Com had existed at that time!

If you are planning on selling you should check out their free car listings page. It's a great way to get your informationout to potential buyers, and your ad remains online, until your car is sold.

Happy Shopping!

Sue
XOXOX

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Permalink 10:19:26 am, Categories: Juicy News From The World Of Business, Weird News 184 words  

Bargain Bedlam At Primark Opening

File this under, "What the heck is wrong with people?"

From Annanova:

Glass doors caved in and a security guard was hit on the head as shoppers jostled their way into the new flagship store of budget fashion chain Primark.

Hundreds of customers had gathered outside before the official opening, excited by false rumours of sale items and discount vouchers.

As the eager bargain seekers pushed against the entrance of the new shop on London's Oxford Street, glass panels in the doors gave way.

"The crowd pressed against the doors and with the weight of their bodies it pushed the glass of its runners," said Primark spokeswoman Helen Penney.

Photographs from the scene show customers falling to the ground during the rush but the spokeswoman stressed that nobody had suffered injuries.

Full article here

Wow! Sounds like a European "football" crowd! In all seriousness I think this is just awful. :( We did have a similar incident in regards to a grand opening of an IKEA store, but the results of a crowd of frenzied shoppers stampeding were not quite so devastating.

Cheers!
Sue
XOXOX

Permalink 09:57:10 am, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Financial Products, Real Estate 191 words  

Something We All Require

Home Insurance is something we ALL require, and since I recently blogged about the Arizona, and Nevada housing, and real estate market I thought I would take this opportunity to provide you with some information on Nevada Home Owner Insurance, and Arizona Insurance Quotes.

It is highly important as a consumer to obtain as much information on various home insurance plans as possible, and find one that best suits your own needs. If you are looking for Home Owner Insurance Quotes please follow through on the links provided to you within this entry. These will take you to a one-stop online resource for obtaining highly competitive home insurance quotes.

You simply fill out a form that is quick, and easy to do to receive your quotes. Your information is safe, and secure. You will then be able to compare quotes, and make an informed decision on your home insurance needs.

If you are not in Nevada or Arizona, no problem! Just follow through on the link above, and use the drop down box to locate your own state.

Cheers!
Sue
XOXOX

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Permalink 09:29:51 am, Categories: Eco-Friendly, Science and Technology 201 words  

Climate change 'to hit poor hard'

From The BBC:

The poorest people in the world will be hardest hit by the effects of climate change, experts at a major conference on global warming have said.

The warning came ahead of the publication of a key report on climate change by hundreds of environmental experts from around the world.

Agreement on the report was reached after days of debate in Brussels.

The report concludes climate change is already having major impacts on the natural world.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) believes there is also a discernible, though less marked, impact on human societies.

Full article here

It is not just plant, animal life, and the poorest that will be affected by global warming, according to economist Sir Nicholas Stern " if we did nothing about climate change, it would cost us the equivalent of at least 5% of global GDP each year, now and forever."

Stern's critics say, "The 5% damage to global GDP figure will not happen for well over one hundred years."

So I guess for some the mentality is who cares, we'll be dead by then anyway! Harsh, and bottom line I know, but in affect that is exactly what they are saying.

Cheers!
Sue
XOXOX

Permalink 08:59:57 am, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Real Estate 159 words  

Arizona Is One Hot State

Arizona is one hot state, and I'm not just talking about the weather! Did that get your attention? Good! Today I'll be blogging about purchasing, and investing in Scottsdale AZ Real Estate.

Arizona is a terrific state, that not only people relocate to because of it's natural beauty, think Grand Canyon, but many like myself who suffer asthma will move to for it's climate.

Right now you can have a look at a comprehensive listing of Arizona Real Estate through this specialized realty website. Just follow through on the link.

These Scottsdale Realtors will not only provide you with listings, but they will also provide you with expert advice on purchasing luxury property in Arizona.

If you have ever considered investing in the AZ housing market, now is the time, and Scottsdale Fine Properties your online resource for the best that AZ has to offer.

Best Wishes,
Sue
XOXO

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04/05/07

Permalink 01:19:12 pm, Categories: Sales and Marketing, Juicy News From The World Of Business 123 words  

Chocolate Billboard A Huge Success

Yummy! Read on....

An edible billboard made from 390kg (860lb) of pure chocolate has been eaten in just three hours.

Thorntons invited passers-by to tuck into the 14.5ft by 9.5ft (4.4m by 2.9m) sign in Covent Garden, London.

The Easter creation, a world first, was made of 10 chocolate bunnies, 72 giant chocolate eggs and 128 chocolate panels, each weighing 2kg.

The billboard took three months to plan and 300 hours for the team of 10 to build and was expected to last a week.

"There was something for everyone from giant bunnies to hazelnut eggs," said chocolatier Barry Colenso.

Full BBC article here

What a yummy, and unique promotional concept! In other news Thorntons has been buoyed by brisk festive sales...tis the season!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXOX

Permalink 11:03:09 am, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Health and Nutrition 244 words  

The Word On Sober College

Earlier today I blogged about my own somewhat misspent youth, and mentioned how despite coming through pretty much unscathed, I am no longer a drinker for the most part. I also mentioned how drinking can be fun, and pleasurable provided it is done so responsibly! I was lucky, unfortunately not everybody is. Addiction is a very real, and frightening consequence of drinking, and indulging in drug use for many, many people.

Now I'd like to draw your attention to Sober College an innovative, and excellent program for young people suffering from drug, and alcohol addictions. If you are a youth between the ages of 17-26 who are on a spiralling collision course of addiction, I'd like you to please click on Sober College website link, and find out how they can help you right now!

Parents, if you think or know your child is suffering with chemical dependency please check out Sober College. Their website is jam-packed with information on what you can do right now!

Whether you are an addict yourself or you know someone who is Sober College can assist in getting one's life back on track, and away from the prison that is the reality of being addicted to drugs and/or alcohol.

There is never any shame in seeking help, but it is a terrible shame when someone who needs it doesn't receive it.

Go check it out!

Peace,
Sue
XOXOX

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Permalink 10:45:00 am, Categories: Sales and Marketing 65 words  

Clever Shopping Bag # 7

Stunning! The handles form necklaces for the models adorning these bags! Again, this shopping bag also clearly illustrates, a very clever, and cost effective way to insure your brand name is noticed by consumers. Think about how many people will notice such an eye-catching bag, and the name to go along with it. I am impressed! This is definitely what I would call brand recognition!

Permalink 10:36:35 am, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Free Stuff - Always Good 280 words  

Fun & Drinking Games

It's a long weekend coming up, and many years ago that would mean at least a couple of nights of festivities, including drinking games. We used to once a month play a game called Pass Out, and yes, some of the over eager players would end up in a snore. Those days became much farer, and fewer after I reached the age of 30, although I still have some fond memories (if not fuzzy) in regards to them.

Provided you are being responsible with yourself, and your guests drinking games can be fun, and add some zest to your entertaining and parties!

I just finished reviewing an online site that has got to be the ultimate resource for party style drinking games! Too be honest there are so many listed that I had never even heard of before, and I honestly thought at my age I've heard of everything!

Not only are their your basic drinking games there are also drinking games based on traditional card games, like poker.

The site is very basic, and user friendly. Just click on the name of a game you think sounds interesting, and voilà a complete set of objectives, rules etc.

Through the site you can also submit your own games for others to checkout.

If you are into drinking games or looking for ways to liven up your own happenings, then trust me this website is for you, just follow through on the links provided within this blog entry.

Please do remember drinking can be pleasurable, and fun provided you are responsible about your drinking habits, and a legal adult!

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

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Permalink 09:56:22 am, Categories: Juicy News From The World Of Business 146 words  

Supermarket firm Somerfield has egg on face over Easter

Now THIS would be embarrassing....read on:

Supermarket firm Somerfield has apologised after it said Easter eggs were to celebrate the "birth" of Jesus.

Ironically the public relations slip-up came as it sought to publicise a survey suggesting a high level of ignorance about Easter's religious significance.

Bosses at the company blamed the blunder on a typing error in a press release sent out earlier this week.

"It's a mistake. We hold up our hands to that," said Pete Williams, whose office was responsible for the blunder.

Full article here

Ok. so Easter Eggs are for celebrating the birth of Jesus, and Christmas is for celebrating the birth of Santa .....

I'm not even Christian, and I know that .... ;)

I do actually feel bad for the lady who made this mistake, talk about a bad day at the office that makes the 6 o'clock news!

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

Permalink 09:53:03 am, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Free Stuff - Always Good, Real Estate 258 words  

Living Large In Vegas

Have you ever visited Las Vegas? Have you ever considered living in Vegas full-time or investing in Las Vegas real estate? If so, then I have a hot real estate website that you are going to thank me for bringing to your attention!

Las Vegas homes has the ultimate in online listings, and resources for Vegas homes, and properties.

Right now, brand new Vegas homes are being listed, and sold with zero money down! These include some fine incentives, such as paid closing costs, free appliances, over sized garages, and other goodies too numerous to mention within the body of this blog entry. You'll just have to surf on over, and check them out! I was also impressed to see these being offered by the top names in Vegas builders!

If you are looking for resale properties, you can browse through Las Vegas homes comprehensive listings, from the comfort of your own home, and at your leisure.

The site is well designed, and very user friendly! It has an easy to use search function that enables you to view the listings that personally interest you. Photos of the various homes, and properties are viewable as well.

If you are considering making a real estate purchase in Vegas, now is the time to check out some of the terrific listings of Las Vegas homes, and the best part is you can access these listings free of charge, and you are under no obligation for having a look!

Cheers!
Sue

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04/04/07

Permalink 03:48:56 pm, Categories: Sales and Marketing 58 words  

Clever Shopping Bag # 6

I have to admit out of the series of "Clever Shopping Bags" this one is my personal favourite! Eye-catching, and sweet enough to be quite memorable! Brilliant! This shopping bag also clearly illustrates, a very clever, and cost effective way to insure your brand name is noticed by consumers. This is definitely what I would call brand recognition!

Permalink 03:26:58 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Financial Products, Shopping Tips 199 words  

Saving Money With Credit Cards

Yes, you read the title of this entry correctly, you can save money with 0% credit cards, and I'm going to tell you how to do it! Read on....

Firstly, you've got to transfer over your current balances owing from your existing higher interest rate cards to interest free credit cards. Stop racking up that interest debt now, and making other people rich!

You can check out these credit card offers, and find one that is best for you, and start saving your hard earned money!

Secondly, if you just take the time to compare credit cards, like I'm always telling you to comparison shop you will find a card that you can maintain.

It's that easy to start saving money with credit cards! I know, it's a bit of a revelation for some people as we tend to think of credit cards as only a means to spending money, but as a smart consumer now you know differently!

We all use credit cards, at least most of us do, and they are handy! However, think about what I've had to say above, and with all things concerning your money do your homework!

Happy Savings!

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Permalink 09:30:19 am, Categories: Juicy News From The World Of Business 203 words  

DaimlerChrysler CEO discussing sale of Chrysler unit

From CNN:

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- DaimlerChrysler CEO Dieter Zetsche confirmed Wednesday that the company is talking with potential buyers who he said have a "clear interest" in buying its money-losing Chrysler unit, but he would not give details of discussions and said all options for the No. 4 U.S. automaker are still on the table.

"In this context, I can confirm that we are talking with some of the potential partners who have shown a clear interest," he said in remarks prepared for the company's annual shareholder meeting in Berlin early Wednesday, released ahead of the meeting.

"But it is also true that we need to keep all options open, and that I cannot disclose any details, because we need to have the maximum scope for maneuver," he added, saying that the company's management requires "the greatest possible flexibility so that we can identify and then professionally implement the best possible solution."

Full article here

Sounds like corporate double-speak to me. Perhaps the US auto makers would stop losing money if they actually developed what the consumers seem to be demanding. There is good reason in my opinion as to why the Japanese, and Koreans are excelling in this area.

Cheers!
Sue

Permalink 09:29:49 am, Categories: Sales and Marketing 50 words  

Clever Shopping Bag # 5



This one is for pain reliever Panadol, yikes he looks like he needs it too!
Another shopping bag that clearly illustrates, a very clever, and cost effective way to insure your brand name is noticed by consumers. Who wouldn't notice this one? This is definitely brand recognition at it's finest!

Permalink 09:19:30 am, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Financial Products, Shopping Tips 122 words  

The Buzz On Credit Cards

Did you know that if you have good to excellent credit you could be saving a ton of money with 0% APR credit cards? That's right, 0% APR are the Best Credit Cards for smart consumers to be utilising.

Why, you ask? Simply put, if you have high balances on the credit cards you are currently using, you can transfer them to 0% APR Credit Cards, and stop accumulating high interest. Sweet!

These cards will also save you big dough if you will be paying your purchases off in a timely fashion, highly recommended! Shop wisely, and stop tossing away your hard earned money to high interest rates!

Happy shopping, and happy savings!

Sue
XOX

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04/03/07

Permalink 07:31:04 pm, Categories: Sales and Marketing 24 words  

Creative Marketing Techniques

Body-painted South Korean models advertise a new weight-loss product in Seoul.

Well you've got to admit it's attention grabbing!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

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Permalink 07:02:42 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Shopping Tips 160 words  

The Perfect Server: Waitstaff Training DVD

Unfortunately, we have all had bad experiences at restaurants. I have personally walked out on more than one restaurant due to very poor quality service. And I admit it, if the wait staff are sub par, I do begrudge leaving a tip, and will never go back, no matter how good the quality of food or atmosphere.

Restaurant managers, and owners take note, the fine folks at Vat19 have just released a restaurant waitstaff training DVD that is highly recommended as a teaching tool!

Vat19 has a solid reputation for producing high quality, and informative DVD's such as their Driver's Ed DVD (a must see for new, and older drivers alike, and The Perfect Server is no exception, in fact it might just be their best yet!

Do not let poor service drive your customers away! And for those of you employed in the restaurant industry as wait staff you will definitely benefit from viewing this exceptional video!

Cheers!
Sue

Permalink 05:56:13 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Our Peeps!, Shopping Tips 67 words  

I-BIBLIOPHILE LIBRARY

Due to some weird glitch in the Blog Explosion universe (they changed servers) our rent campaign with I-BIBLIOPHILE LIBRARY early, and abruptly with no advanced warning.

I have added their direct link to this post, hope that you do go give them a visit for some unique, and interesting items.

Go check out I-BIBLIOPHILE LIBRARY and let them know Nuttin' But Pimp sent ya!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

Running A Successful Home Based Business

I know that many of you dear readers are also running your own home based businesses, and that is why you have become regular readers of this blog. Since this blog's beginning it has been my pleasure to not only let you know how I'm doing, but to provide you with helpful suggestions, tips, and products that will also help you along the way to running, and operating your own ventures.

Today I had the opportunity to look into world market systems already a leading name, and well established in the development of web based software that is designed to assist us the small business owner in running a profitable home based company.

The information provided on the follow through link above is worth your attention, and I highly recommend you go, and have a look for yourself! Topics include internet advertising through banners, and search engine optimization, both keys to succeeding in an online business environment!

Another key to success is a well crafted website, and world market systems has built a solid reputation with their clients in regards.

I am truly impressed with their website, and am very happy to have had the opportunity to review their products, and services.

Cheers!
Sue

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Permalink 04:10:02 pm, Categories: Hot Gossip, Celebrities In The News 148 words  

Scary Spice Has Baby Girl

From CNN:

NEW YORK (AP) -- Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown has given birth to a daughter in California, her publicist said Tuesday.

The baby, who weighs 5 pounds, 4 ounces, was born just after midnight Tuesday at St. John's hospital in Santa Monica, said Nadine Bibi in an e-mail.

"Baby is completely healthy with a good head of hair. Mother and baby are now resting," the statement said. "No name has been decided on as yet, and (she) is purely known as Baby Brown!"

Brown has said ex-boyfriend Eddie Murphy is the father. The 46-year-old "Dreamgirls" star has said he's not sure. Brown has said there's "absolutely no question that Eddie is the father."

Full Article Here

Congratulations Mel B! Babies are truly a blessing, lets hope Eddie shares that thought! For more on Scary Spice, and her "scary" fashion sense please follow through on the link.

Cheers!
Sue
XOXOX

Permalink 01:57:03 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Juicy News From The World Of Business 198 words  

Hot New Business Opportunity!

Are you looking to start up your own small business, or add to your existing inventory? If so, I have a fantastic opportunity to tell you about!

CTS Wholesalers is offering replica Wholesale Designer Sunglasses at a fraction of the cost that retailers charge. That means potentially big profits for you!

With summer fast approaching, more people will be spending time out of doors, and looking to provide protection for their eyes from the sun's damaging rays. Everyone wants to look good, but most of us cannot afford highly expensive brand name designer sunglasses. That is why these replicas have become so popular with consumers. They provide the same good looks with UV protection for the eyes.

Replica Wholesale Designer Sunglasses can be purchased in lots of 12, in a wide range of styles that will appeal to most everybody's tastes, and style.

These hot looking sunglasses are suitable for sale in shops, kiosks, flea markets, fairs, and e-stores.

For more information about this exciting business opportunity please follow through on the links provided within this article.

Cheers!
Sue

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Latest Google search: Snakes in the office

And this ain't no April Fools joke! From CNN:

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The latest search at Google has nothing to do with the Internet or lucrative ads. It has to do with a three-foot python that's loose in its New York offices.

Published reports say the snake, named Kaiser, got loose Sunday in the company's office in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York.

"What you have heard is in fact true and not an April Fools' Day joke," a Google spokesman wrote in an e-mail to technology news site CNET News.com.

"We are confident that we have the appropriate resources in place to resolve this issue as quickly as possible in the best interests of both the Googlers in our NYC office and Kaiser the snake."

Ball pythons are nonvenomous and are commonly kept as pets, according to an e-mail sent by the company to its New York employees.

Google has been known to issue fake press releases as part of April Fools' Day. This year's reports included an offering of a Toilet Internet Service Provider, which allegedly provided free in-home wireless broadband service connectivity via users' plumbing systems, and Gmail paper, a service where users of its Gmail e-mail service could get paper versions of their e-mail mailed to them.

Full article here

Reminds me of Snakes On A Plane! We once had a kitten running loose in my old office, we figured someone must have tossed her in our rubbish bins, (this actually happened more often then you'd think,because we were in an industrial zone, and idiots dumped their unwanted pets all the time), and she was adopted by one of my co-workers on the spot.

A snake however ... well I wouldn't be too happy about having to work with one of those slithering about....shudders!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXOX

Permalink 09:21:45 am, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Health and Nutrition, Shopping Tips 139 words  

Getting Rid Of Your Mold Problems

I have yet to live in a house that at one time or another did not have a mold issue that had to be dealt with. Whether it was due to basement flooding or high humidity Mold Removal was an absolute necessity because it can be quite toxic to your heath!

This New Jersey Mold Company has an innovative, and unobtrusive way of detecting mold issues within homes, and businesses. They utilise the power of a dog's sense of smell to easily detect mold without having to tear down the walls first.

To book your appointment with a New Jersey Mold Inspector please follow through on one of the links provided within this article.

Mold can seriously affect your family's health, and must be dealt with appropriately.

Cheers!
Sue

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04/02/07

Permalink 09:11:14 pm, Categories: Celebrities In The News 148 words  

Hilary Duff: I'm Ok With My Weight

From CNN:

NEW YORK (AP) -- Teen starlet Hilary Duff claims she's never had a problem with her weight, but feels pressure to be thin.

The 19-year-old actress and singer told People Magazine that she's either perceived as too fat or too thin in the media, which she says can be "judgmental and mean."

"And if you don't like the way you look or feel insecure, when people say things about you -- in magazines or just in everyday life -- they can be hurtful. ... But you'll never make them happy," she told the magazine.

Full article here

Good for Hilary! The media, and fashion industry does put tremendous pressure on young women with their skeletal models, and size zero clothing! It's refreshing to hear a young woman come forward and say I'm cool with the way I am despite all the pressure to be a bone rack.

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

Permalink 08:41:18 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Shopping Tips 149 words  

Love Is In The Air

It's Spring, and not only is love in the air, this is the busiest time of year for wedding planning!

One of the most important details a wedding planner must take into consideration is the formal wedding invitations, which should be sent out at least one month before the big day. I personally prefer unique wedding invitations that in some way reflects the happy couples own sense of style, and tastes.

If you are planning on purchasing either wedding shower invitations or are looking for some truly elegant wedding invitations to send out, please follow through on the links provided within this entry.

Wedding Needs.com has a terrific selection of beautiful cards to choose from at highly competitive prices. They can make this most important detail of wedding planning, a pleasurable, and cost effective experience!

Happy Shopping!

Sue

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Photo Of WWE Chairman Of The Board Vince McMahon Bald!

Vince McMahon CEO of WWE sporting his new look courtesy of Donald Trump at Wrestlemania!

I'm telling you've I've learned more about sales & marketing through following the WWE then I did in school. And yes, Mr. McMahon is a billionaire.

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

Permalink 04:28:16 pm, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Shopping Tips 226 words  

Home Lighting Shopping Tips

It is Spring, and we are in the height of home renovating season! One of the most least expensive, and easy ways to spruce up your home is to invest in some good lighting fixtures. And today I will be highlighting some beautiful fixtures, that are energy savers too! The latter being a big bonus when residing in an 80+ year old home as I do.

Have a look at these fine art lamps, they are simply gorgeous, and will give any room an elegant feel! I was very impressed while reviewing these high quality lighting pieces, they truly are a work of art, at great prices!

If you are looking for one of the most trusted brands in lighting then you must have a look at the stunning collections offered through sea gull lighting. This well established company provides some truly beautiful lines that would look terrific with both traditional or ultra modern décor.

I also reviewed for your shopping pleasure house of troy lighting, and I know you will be as impressed as I was with these fine quality products!

Remember lighting truly does make a room, and set a mood, it is also one of the most easy ways to finish an area, and give it that extra special personal feel.

Enjoy!
Sue

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Permalink 01:17:34 pm, Categories: Hot People, Celebrities In The News, Shopping Tips 125 words  

Adam Copeland Sunglasses

Photo of Adam Copeland - WWE Super Star "Edge"

Once a week I try to check out my traffic stats here on the Nuttin But Pimp blog, and view the keywords people are searching to get here. Over the past month I keep getting Google hits at least once per day via Adam Copeland + sunglasses.

Since you guys seem to be so hot for them, and I'm a WWE mark anyway, I'll be doing some research, and will hopefully have some purchasing info for you in the next few days.

Keep your eyes on this blog Edge fans!

Speaking of WWE has anyone seen photos of a bald Vince yet? Apparently he had his head shaved at yesterday's premier Sports Entertainment event, Wrestlemania.

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

Permalink 10:53:54 am, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Travel and Tourism, Shopping Tips 161 words  

Hot Florida Vacation Rentals!

I LOVE the Sunshine state. In fact I spent the larger part of my formative years in the state of Florida, and I'm always itching to get back!

Today, I'm excited to tell you about some really hot Florida vacation rentals at unbeatable prices! These are some of the loveliest properties I have had the pleasure of reviewing in a long time.

Miami is hot, my old home town, and definitely where the action is in South Florida. Check out this Miami vacation rental, on 12 mins from the city, and right on the beach! Just perfect for a Miami get-away!

This one also caught my discerning eye, Marina Bay Club Condo, with spectacular views, and just look at the pool! I am soooo there!

No matter what your Florida vacation rentals needs, these hot listings will hook you up with the perfect vacation property!

Go check them out!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

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Permalink 10:40:47 am, Categories: Sales and Marketing 65 words  

Clever Shopping Bag # 4

Now that is what I call Bagsvertising! Eye catching! Again, this shopping bag also clearly illustrates, a very clever, and cost effective way to insure your brand name is noticed by consumers. Think about how many people will notice such an eye-catching bag, and the name to go along with it. I am impressed! This is definitely what I would call brand recognition!

Sue
XOXO

Permalink 09:43:56 am, Categories: Hot Gossip, Hot Products and Services, Science and Technology 113 words  

Do You LOVE A Good Mystery?

Disclose.tv - Mystery & secret videos reveiled is the hottest spot on the web for everything mysterious!

You have got to check this out, they have got everything from UFOs to mystery animals, Area 51, secret government projects, and more! If you need to see to believe this website is definitely for you!

Right now they are also running a contest that could get you a sweet brand new iPod! How cool is that!

I love a good mystery, so this site has already been added to my favourites list, go see why these videos are the hottest on the web!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

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Google Pranksters At It Again This April Fools Day

You've got to love billionaires with a quirky sense of humour! Read on:

SAN FRANCISCO- Presiding over a company with a market value of $143 billion apparently gives Silicon Valley's most famous billionaires a good sense of humor—and a case of corporate potty mouth.

Senior executives at Google Inc. launched their annual April Fools Day prank Sunday, posting a link on the company's home page to a site offering consumers free high-speed wireless Internet through their home plumbing systems.

Code-named "Dark Porcelain," Google said its "Toilet Internet Service Provider" (TiSP) works with Microsoft Corp.'s new Windows Vista operating system. But sorry—septic tanks are incompatible with the system's requirements.

The gag included a mock press release quoting Google co-founder and president Larry Page, a step-by-step online installation manual, and a scatological selection of Frequently Asked Questions. On some Google sites, the company's official logo—a multicolored "Google" that changes according to the season and on holidays—substituted a commode for the second "g."

Full article here

Hehehe...actually if you think about it ... it may not be such a bad idea...I know the Bus Man does his best thinking in the loo!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXOX

Permalink 09:09:37 am, Categories: Hot Products and Services, Financial Products, Shopping Tips 200 words  

The Scoop On Student Loans

Today I'm going to do a short review on student loans. As many of you know this is a hot topic for me personally as I have one child who will be entering college next year. College loans are a necessity for virtually all students, and as smart consumers it is in our best interest to explore our options.

Sallie Mae loans are a good borrowing option for pretty much everybody. These Federal, and private loans usually provide the best financial terms, which over the long run will save both students, and their parents money!

The different Sallie Mae loans services offer a greater flexibility than other student loan plans, including the ability to consolidate your loans after graduation, again offering a much greater savings.

Virtually anybody can qualify for these types of loans, and in some cases maybe surprised at how much they can actually borrow towards their tuitions.

If you are interested in New Jersey student loans or Connecticut student loans please follow through on the appropriate link, for all other states please check out this highly informative Sallie Mae loans guide for further information.

Cheers!
Sue
XOXOX

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04/01/07

Permalink 11:45:30 am, Categories: Sales and Marketing, Science and Technology 203 words  

The Truth According To MicroSoft

"Bill Gates dies, and ascends to the Pearly Gates to meet God. God immediately recognizes him and says to him "Bill Gates -- you're a great man. I shall give you a choice of either heaven or hell." Bill Gates tells God that he would like to see both before making a decision.

So God takes Bill Gates down to Hell, where there are beautiful, nubile bikini models, perfect weather, free drinks, and eternal happiness. "That doesn't seem so bad," says Gates. "Let's see Heaven now." God and Gates go to Heaven, which seems to be just a bunch of old, crusty angels flying around and sitting on a few clouds. "I've made my decision," says Gates. "I choose Hell."

Six months later, God goes down to Hell to check on him and finds him hanging above a pit of fire with wild harpies tearing out his intestines. "What happened to all the bikini models and the sun and the fun?" Gates screams. "Oh, that," says God. "That was just the demo."

Either that or it was Hell version 1.0 .... Now that's the way to spin... ;)

Happy April Fools Day and a thanks for the smile to Marketing Jokes, Smiles & Trivia!

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

The Word On VOIP

I have no idea why some businesses continue to toss away their hard earned money on traditional phone, and communications services? Since switching over to VOIP or Voice Over IP technology we have saved a bundle of money particularly on our long distance calls! In fact I am so happy with our VOIP services that switching back seems insane to me, and just won't happen!

VOIP is the future, and it is readily available to savvy consumers right now!

To learn more about VOIP technology, and what switching to a plan like Cisco's can offer you, both personally, and professionally please do follow through on the links provided.

CISCO is a world leader in VOIP technology and communications. They have built a solid reputation in the business community for their excellence in products, services, and understanding their clients goals, and needs.

Start saving money today by trusting your communications to CISCO.

Cheers!
Sue

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Permalink 09:55:03 am, Categories: Our Peeps!, Shopping Tips 58 words  

Do You Enjoy Books?

If you enjoy books as much as I do then you've got to check out my renter this week I-BIBLIOPHILE LIBRARY. This blog has a terrific selection of items for you to browse through. Give some clicky love to I-BIBLIOPHILE LIBRARY and check out some of the really cool books, and other items being offered.

Cheers!
Sue
XOXO

The Best In Sales Management Software

Today I'd like to take the opportunity of introducing my readers to the best in sales management software, offered free on a 14 day trial basis!

AIMpromote has developed software that is feature rich, and will save you valuable time, and money, by taking care of all your sales processes, including lead management, and task scheduling in a completely customizable fashion to suit your own needs, and goals.

For a complete listing of AIMpromote software features, and comparison chart of services, and pricing please follow through on the links supplied in this entry. I am certain that when you have a look at what AIMpromote can offer you, you will be as impressed as I am!

Cheers!
Sue

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The Latest From The FDA On The Pet Food Recall

From CNN:

RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) -- Recalled pet foods contained a chemical used to make plastics, but government tests failed to confirm the presence of rat poison, federal officials said Friday.

The Food and Drug Administration said it found melamine in samples of the Menu Foods pet food, as well as in wheat gluten used as an ingredient in the wet-style products.

The FDA was working to rule out the possibility that the contaminated wheat gluten could have made it into any human food, but was not aware of any risk to people.

Full Article Here

This is just getting scarier, and scarier! The possible contamination of human food as well as dry pet food products has got me highly concerned for both the human, and animal members of my own family considering the proximity of the plant where these pet foods were manufactured, and distributed to my home! I tend to stay on top of all new developments.

Sue

Seeking help for a drug or alcohol problem

Are you in need of finding an affordable drug rehab treatment program for either yourself or someone you care about?

There is a free online sevice that will assist you in making the right choices for you, and assist in find treatment centres locally.

I reviewed the 1800nodrugs.com website earlier today, and was impressed by what they have to offer those in need.

1800nodrugs.com is an non-profit addiction treatment referral service that contains informative articles that will help you understand treatment options, recovery, and living life free of addictions to chemical substances.

They offer free, non-judgemental, and insightful assistance in a confidential, and secure manner.

You can visit their website, and fill in a short form, which will assist them in assessing the best possible treatment options for your own circumstances or call toll free at 1-800-NO-DRUGS.

Deciding to get help is a major step forward in learning how to make healthier lifestyle choices. The expert help available to you through 1800nodrugs.com will make that first step that much easier.

Best wishes,
Sue

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