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Showing posts with label Organization. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Organization. Show all posts

10 FREE Business Cards

Wahoo! Right now over at you can score 10 FREE business cards and FREE shipping!  :) You don't even have to provide your CC info. I just order 10 for the site. You can use business cards for so much more than just a business card. You can use them for gift tags, valentines coupons, etc.  If you have any other ideas share them in the comments.

 I loved a lot of the cute designs on the site. The only thing i did not like about the site was that text customization options were very slim. If you can design your own card you can upload and print it for FREE! I didn't really feel like doing that so I went with a simple text design.

Thanks Hip2Save for the heads up.

Customized Stamp $.99!

UPDATE: Staples is not honoring the free shipping. I received an email stating that I had to call them and pay shipping or my order would be cancelled.
I just had to share this with you guys. I love all things involving office supplies! Right now over at Staples you can get a customer self inking stamp for only $.99. You can even get FREE shipping if you upload your own image. My total came to $1.04 including tax. We just moved into our first home in August 2012, so I got an address stamp. The customization options are endless. A few other uses are "this book belongs to...", you could put your child's teachers name, "Good Job!" you can use it for presents by doing a "TO:...... FROM:..." kind of think and if you have not found a permanent settlement just yet you could always just put your names on it and hand write your address.

You can also shop through Ebates for 4% cash back, ShopatHome for 3% cash back or Upromise for 5% cash back!

Be sure to come back here and let me know what design you put on your stamp. Here is what I put, of course it has my actual address though.

How to Track your Giveaways

For many bloggers, hosting a giveaway can help get traffic to your blog. Once things get going you may find yourself posting giveaways quite frequently. As a part of my New Year resolution I am going to be more organized so, I created a simple form to help me keep track of my giveaways and the winners. There are sections to track the company I am working with, the prize and the winner information. I thought I would share it here just in case someone else was looking for a way to track giveaways on their blog.

If you are like me and like most bloggers just starting out you are probably watching your Alex Page Rank and hopping for something awesome to happen. No? Well, I can't possibly remember all of the numbers I see when I check the page. I am not sure a paid subscription is what I need this early in the blogging stage. So, I made myself a simple spreadsheet to keep up with my numbers once a month or so. It also automatically calculates the difference in the new number and the previous number for the overall rank and the US ranking. Here is the page rank tracker just in case you might want to give it a try.

I also made a tracker for all of my affiliate links. Each sheet is a different category. Just click the link to be taken to Google Docs where you can access the spreadsheet. They certainly are not the prettiest but they are functional. :)  Feel free to share any blogging tips you may have. Trying to come up with a spreadsheet to help you along the way? Just let me know, I would be glad to help! What do you use to manage your blog?

Be sure to check out my current giveaways.

Need help with your blog or need a blog button? I would be glad to help! Just leave me a comment or send me an email. :)

Have I Mentioned I like to Coupon?

As a part of my resolution to organize Because my drawer was too fucking full to put anything else in it, I decided it was time to clean out some of the coupons! There they are about 9 months worth of coupons (do you see my AWESOME label maker in the background :)). I usually keep the whole years worth of coupons but thanks to True Couponing I will no longer be doing that. If you follow that link you can see a current list of the expired coupons. They update and re-post the list quite frequently. I think I will check back every 4 months or so to keep the coupon drawer light and clean. I SO wish I would have found this sooner.

Just a bit of coupon insert saving back story... I have been couponing for about 2 years now and have tried many different ways of doing it. I have tried the binder method and the don't cut anything until you need it method. In the end I found that a combination of the 2 worked best for me.

Each week when the paper arrives I will go through it and find the coupons I know I am likely to use and cut them out. I store those in a pencil type zipper bag in my purse. One side has the grocery type coupons and the other side has anything else that is not food. Since I don't cut out that many I keep them with me always (we are pretty sporadic when it comes to grocery shopping). Whatever I do not cut out I keep stored, by month, in my file drawer. Whenever I see a good deal online I can go right to the drawer, pull the insert and cut any extra coupons I need.

Make sure to check out all of my other coupon tips and leave a comment below with another coupon tips you have.


13 for '13!

So I have been contemplating whether or not I should create and post some New Years resolution or not. The idea to me is kind of silly. If I want to change something why not start right away? Why wait to use new years as a prerequisite of changing for the better? Then I thought well, I haven't started doing anything different yet... I don't normally just set goals (is that weird?). So without further ado here is my list. 13 things I will try to work on for 2013.

1. Blog more! (So far I think I am off to a good start.)
2. Take at least 1 picture a week. (Many people try to do a picture a day, that to me is not realistic. Hell, I not even sure I will remember to do it every week.)
3. Finish the list of repairs/upgrades we have planned for our house. (This one is a little out there.)
4. Organize EVERYTHING! (Ok, maybe not everything)
5. Start school again. (My eyes are set on Summer session but at the latest the Fall.)
6. Finish my tattoo sleeve.
7. Potty Train my 2 year old (She will be 3 in March. Maybe this should be my number 1 resolution!)
8. See a museum or attraction that I have never seen before.
9. Lose some weight? (I don't plan on starting any time soon but I should so maybe if it is listed here I will feel obligated to?)
10. Open an Etsy store. (I have been wanting to do this for a while but I am concerned that I would spend more money listing items than I would actually make.)
11. Get my savings account back to where it was BEFORE we bought this house in August 2012.
12. Go see a movie in a movie theater. (Sounds easy, right? Not when you have a little one and are "against?" baby sitters.)
13. Become pro at HTML or CSS or whatever. (Maybe not pro but there is definately more I would like to know.)

How do you feel about setting goals? or New Year Resolutions? What is your resolution list? Leave it in the comments!