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Garage Door Survey Results and a $25 Giveaway

April 29, 2014 By · 139 Comments

How many of you have a garage? Chances are you are constantly using it without ever thinking of it either going out or what happens if it breaks one time. I know I didn’t, at least not until the day I went to pull it down from inside the garage and the metal door fell off the track and smacked me in the head. I immediately dropped to the ground, thankfully none of the kids were hurt but it did quite some damage to me, my neck, back and head hurt for quite some time…I got lucky. Not everyone else gets lucky like that, even if I did deal with some horrible pain.

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Many people don’t even realize that with a simple little maintenance they can save themselves a lot of bills later on. A simple squeak of the wheel may mean it needs WD40 but if it isn’t done it can mean having to replace a wheel or the entire track later on.  Here are a few statistics for you:

“Home and vehicle maintenance and safety are two things you don’t neglect. You diligently change the batteries on your smoke alarms in the spring and fall.  You don’t neglect oil changes for your car.  But when was the last time you thought about maintenance on the heaviest moving appliance in your home, your garage door?  If you are like most of the homeowners recently surveyed by Harris Poll – you rarely, if ever, perform routine maintenance on your garage door.  And that can lead to inconvenience, or even injury.

The International Door Association (IDA), a trade association comprised of more than 2,000 door and access system dealers and installers worldwide asked Harris Poll to conduct a survey on their behalf of homeowners with garages.  The IDA would hope that homeowners consider maintenance of their garage door the same way the consider maintenance of their smoke alarms and cars – as a necessity for the overall care and safety of their home.”

  • 54 percent have never had a garage door and/or garage door opener safety check performed by a professional garage door/dealer installer
  • 47 percent have never had a garage door professional inspect or service their garage door(s)
  • 34 percent admit that no one in their household has ever personally tested the safety features of their garage door(s) and/or garage door opener(s)
  • 27 percent say that their garage door’(s) hinges and rollers have never been lubricated
  • 12 percent say that they are not at all sure when their garage door’(s) hinges and rollers were last lubricated

For a chance to win a $25 Visa Card click the survey link and come back here and let me know something you learned or read. Tell me one way you maintain your garage or a horror story for an extra bonus point. (must be a separate comment). Share this post and get another bonus. The winner will have 24 hours to respond.

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TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow Milk Target Giveaway

February 4, 2014 By · 4 Comments

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for TruMoo as part of the Markerly Blogger Program.

My kids have already discovered #TruMoo milk both the original and of course chocolate and they have just found out that now there is a chocolate marshmallow being released for February. Imagine a better way to spend a cold wintry morning than by drinking a nice warm cup of hot chocolate made with TruMoo chocolate milk. For those of us in California, we aren’t getting too much of that cold stuff (but since I just moved from Indiana last year I know all about it and feel for those getting it) I still like chocolate and any chance of eating/drinking it I will. So this afternoon I asked the kids if they’d like to try it while doing their homework. I gave them a choice of hot or cold and of course they jumped for it. Currently our store is out of stock of the marshmallow flavored TruMoo milk, but that didn’t stop us, we just threw in extra marshmallows into our hot chocolate mix. To find out where the store nearest you has one check out the Store Locator.

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Which way do you like to drink chocolate milk? Do you like it hot or cold? I, myself, like it ice cold after it has been in the fridge for a few hours at the least. Little A likes it hot with a few marshmallows added to it. The others don’t really care as long as they get it one way or the other. haha. I can’t say that I blame them, chocolate is chocolate right? Now I hadn’t thought about it before but later tonight I think I’m going to make a chocolate milkshake using TruMoo. Yummy!
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Win a $75 Teleflora Bouquet for Valentine’s Day

January 30, 2014 By · 171 Comments

Disclosure: I was compensated for this giveaway, however I thought this was something you all would LOVE. Honestly, I’d love to win this one.

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I don’t know about you, but I’m the type of girl that loves a beautiful display of flowers. Do you? If you do then you are in luck because Teleflora is working with me and giving one lucky reader a $75 floral display. What do you think about that? Now lets go take a peek at all the wonderful bouquets they have to offer, I’m going to show you some of the ones I would LOVE to get. Teleflora has so many wonderful flower displays but I must admit I really love their Valentine Flowers and now you can order flowers for Valentine’s Day. Do you have a favorite?

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My absolute favorite Teleflora valentine’s day bouquet, and yes this was hard to decide was the Lavish Love Bouquet for $74.95. This has Pink lilies, red roses and a beautiful glass vase. I love that the lilies look as if they are saying “Smile you are loved.”  My next favorite is a toss up, as you can see I really love lilies so I picked the one with white lilies (Heartfelt Bouquet) for my next favorite but it also has a lovely tall, clear vase with a heart etched into it. Could you picture being sent these flowers from your loved one or secret admirer?

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After Christmas Sales & Deals Plus a $100 Giveaway

December 26, 2013 By · 6 Comments

I was provided with a promotional item by Coupons.com . All opinions have not been influenced and are my own.

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Did you get everything on your Christmas wish list? If you are anything like me you either told people very little of what you wanted or didn’t tell them you wanted anything. Why? Who knows, ya just didn’t. Maybe you were afraid they’d spend too much or that you’d ask for something that was too expensive and they’d feel bad, or you just had no clue until after everyone asked. Both are me. Truth is I think I just like to hit the sales, whether it is online or offline I love shopping right after the holiday because things are cheaper. I absolutely love shopping at a store to hit those after Christmas Sales and deals. Don’t you? Head on over to Coupons.com and find some of their great after Christmas coupon codes for your favorite stores just in case you didn’t get EVERYTHING you wished for.

I think it is funny that a child can tell you exactly what they want and not fear the price thing, but adults, we seem to debate on it. I mean my oldest would tell you he wanted iTunes gift cards, books, a phone and/or PS4. Myself, I knew I wanted jewelry but wouldn’t have told anyone that but my husband. I also knew I’d want books and movies but not sure which ones, that is until I went by the store today and saw. I know now I want a Writer’s Market 2014 edition which I could get at Amazon on sale thanks to those big after Christmas sales/deals you can find at Coupons.com You can find deals for Amazon for 70% off after Christmas sales which means instead of paying almost $30 you only pay $21.66.  There are many other Amazon coupon deals you can find there. The jewelry you can get really cheap with the  after Christmas sales that normally range from $60 and is currently priced at $29.
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Contest DVD Review

December 19, 2013 By · 1 Comment

Disclosure: I was sent the DVD to review, there was no other compensation.
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My thoughts: Being a mom to a son that was bullied when he first started school always makes me wish there was something I could have done. Thankfully we moved away and he has had years of fun in school. When I was asked if I’d like to watch the movie “Contest” I wasn’t entirely sure because it deals with a teen boy being bullied at school and I wasn’t sure I’d like it because I’d see what I didn’t see when my son was getting bullied. Thankfully I did watch it and enjoyed it. Course that doesn’t mean I did cringe, scream, yell at the screen and cry. I also laughed and smiled.
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