Sunday, August 26, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
I was thinking this morning as I listened to WHYY that maybe some sort of politician group of women should be brought in for making decisions on things like reproductive rights and care. It seems strange for a majority of men to be making decisions regarding things they can never feel or experience. It would seem better for a group with female reproductive organs to make the laws regarding them. But that will likely never happen.
Even still, politicians should be able to connect with the people on things that they don't share with them. They should be able to understand the needs of women even though most of them are not women. They should be able to understand the needs of the poor and working class even though they are wealthy. The ability to put themselves in someone else's shoes would make the best politicians.
I like to believe (as exhibited by The Wire, Boss, Political Animals, etc) that politicians do get into politics really wanting to do good, but along the way they make concessions on some things to make other things happen and end up creating policy that doesn't help The People at all, but help the people that help them. I like to believe that politicians at least start out wanting to do good for the citizens of this country.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
I love how it looks, it's almost like an airbrush job you can do at home without any type of airbrush equipment. If I had to give a downside it would be the laborious nature of painting one nail at a time. The process is you paint a nail, and then while its still wet you hold the magnet above it, with the convenient magnet holder in the cap, to create the effect.
Monday, August 13, 2012
I don't know a person who didn't enjoy craft time in school. Even for those who aren't neccisarily artistically inclined enjoyed creating something from some colored paper and glue. There's no reason why this whimsical creativity can't continue when we get older.
Regardless of age, whether you are making a homemade birthday card or creating flyers for your business, Astrobright has got you covered for 28 different colors of super bright paper. Astrobright offers bright paper to match your bright ideas. Using Astrobright paper for your next project will surely make you stand out.
You can also support your local elementary school by entering the "Give a Brighter Year" sweepstakes. You can win a cash prize and school supplies valued at $30,000 for the school of your choice. Money for you, supplies for your local school. I can't see anything wrong with that scenario lol
Get the whole family involved with the "Make Something Astrobright" design challenges with Astrobrights on Facebook. You could win $200 - $400 just for submitting your Astrobright creations. Share your ideas on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc with the hashtag #goastrobrights
I've been slacking (for about 2 years lol) on my scrapbooking. I believe my husband is one or two pages of life scrapbook. That's not right lol. This Astrobright paper would provide an awesome back drop to a scrapbook page, or could even be used for cutouts to go on a more plain color paper. Whatever your craft, Astrobright has got you covered.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Famous Footwear. All opinions are 100% mine.
We're coming up on the Back-to-School season. Even those of us who are adults and don't have kids are conditioned (from our at least 12 or so years of schooling) to look at this time as the opportunity for new fall and winter purchases. With the change of the seasons comes a change of wardrobe, and that includes SHOES.
Famous Footware is making it a little easier on the wallet to pick up new shoes for the coming season for your household with BOGO + 15% off Famous Footwear Coupons. You can print the coupons, they are valid until 8/18/12. Their stores pride themselves on being easy to shop in and not overwhelming. They have nice prices and a good selection of shoes. Word on the street is you can buy 3 pairs of shoes in 20 minutes, which is definitely a shopping victory.
After a summer traveling a lot more than normal, I'm working on building back my savings and cutting costs where I can while still getting some items that I need. This coupon will definitely come in handy for the black flats currently missing from my wardrobe. And with a Buy One Get One offer, I mine as wel pick up two pair ;-)
If you find yourself in a position where you see yourself frequenting Famous Footware you may see benefit in their Rewards Program:
-Earn 1 point for every dollar you spend in-store or online
-Earn points redeemable for certificates up to $100 a year
-You get a discount just for signign up
-Other special perks and insider discounts
Who doesn't like discounts?
Friday, August 10, 2012
(17) Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.