Friday, December 18, 2015

An Experience They Won't Soon Forget

Holy crap.

Christmas is only a week away and you know what that means.

Greedy, money-grubbing children want presents. They want to dive into a mountain of carefully wrapped presents and tear them apart like the rabid little animals they are... or like I do with chocolate cake.


This year, instead of indulging the "More, more, MORE" ideology of our consumerist culture, why not try scaling it back and give the gift of a truly memorable experience?

A week from Christmas, half of their new toys will be broken or forgotten about and the money and time you spent on them will have been wasted.

Think about it:   What memories from your childhood stand out as ones that you'll never forget? Was it a trip to an amusement park? A week spent in a rustic cabin? What about the horseback-riding lessons that you'd dreamed about for your entire life (of 13 long years)?

Those are the things that our children really want. They want our time, not just our money. They want our attention, not just stuff. They want us to know them and take the time to do something special with them.

So this year, I've partnered with LivingSocial to show you some really great ideas of what you can do for your family. Want to spend time in a rustic cabin? It doesn't get better than Yosemite for $39 a night! Or, turn up the fun at an indoor water park for $195 a night for up to six people.


Want to impress your significant other or best friend with how amazing you are? Pick up a discounted spa package and let them think you paid full price!


Want to know what's under my tree this year? Yes, I do have some of the standard gifts, but I also have an 'Archery Experience for 2 at Average Joe's Archery' for my husband and son (just $19),  two horseback riding lessons for my daughter (just $45), and a gel manicure and pedicure for myself ($17)!

Obviously, your area will have different deals than mine, so the possibilities are endless and amazing! Try out LivingSocial, you won't be disappointed.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Have an Opinion to Share?


Are you opinionated and having a hard time NOT telling everyone what you really think during all your family gatherings and holiday parties? Believe me, I understand.

Sometimes you just want to tell everyone what you think. Sometimes it's hard to hold it in.

However, it's probably best that you don't tell Great-Aunt Beulah that her chin whiskers look like they're about to jump up and gallop away.

BUT.... you still need an outlet.

That's where PINCHme can help. PINCHme is a place where you can share all of the opinions that you want and you're actually encouraged to do so!


You don't pay a dime, you simply select products that you're interested in trying out and reviewing and sample them for a couple of weeks. Then, leave your feedback and let them know what you loved, what you hated, what could make it better.

Don't hold back!

To get started, go on over to PINCHme and sign in with Facebook or create a profile. You'll verify your email address, then you get to take some surveys to the folks at PINCHme can get to know you and your family.

Don't worry, they're not going to ask for your bank account numbers. They just want to know if you have pets, what you're passionate about, your favorite foods, etc. Nothing invasive or major. If you prefer not to answer, you always have that option too.

Next, you get to choose your product samples. This is the really fun part!

Checkout WITHOUT giving any credit card info, bank account info or anything.

Seriously. It's that easy.