Friday, March 28, 2014

Meet Sonia, My Tabby #Cat!

4 months
I know, you've probably seen so many cat videos on YouTube by now. 

Well, this week, I decided to add to the many others out My cat, Sonia, was actually grandfathered to me, since no one could give her a permanent home. However, she fit right in, with my other cats. I never had a female cat, before her. She was SO small too. See her in the pic? :)

Next week, in April, she'll be 4 years old. So, now, she's much bigger now and didn't like being in the spotlight in my YouTube video for this week either. We got through it though!

Food I Feed My Cat
I often feed her Purina Cat Chow Indoor, with my other cat, Theo. However, since she doesn't eat as much as him, now I give her the soft food by Fancy Feast.

You can purchase both products on Amazon, to give them a try with your cats.


Leave Me Your Comments Below to...
  • Are you a cat owner?
  • What do you enjoy about cat ownership?
  • Do you have a special story about how you acquired your cat?
  • What cat foods do you usually feed your cat (s)?

Thursday, March 20, 2014

How To Get #Free Shipping On Your Amazon Purchases & Video Inside!

Okay, if you don't already know it or not, I am a HUGE fan of Amazon. I shop with Amazon because I know that they will always get my product purchases to me in a reasonable time. Now, I wouldn't mind learning a little more about ways to get Free Shipping on my Amazon purchases. That's why I welcome my guest poster this week, to explain to you and me, how we can take advantage of some free shipping on Amazon purchases. I also found a very informative YouTube video, on this topic as well from YouTube Channel The Krazy Coupon Lady! Enjoy...

How To Get Free Shipping On Your Amazon Purchases
By Ricard D Knowles 

It's no surprise that Amazon has become the go to place for scoring some cheap deals on products you love to buy. It's largest online retailer in the world and its customer satisfaction rate is unparalleled. Amazon also provides several great deals and discounts to its customers. But what makes this online retailer more successful is its two-day shipping facility. Of course, that two-day shipping comes at a price. But sometimes if you know the right ways to get free shipping from this then you won't have to pay even a single penny for that shipping. And for your information, I'm certainly talking about the legal ways of getting free shipping.

Given below are a few ways that can help you in getting free two-day shipping from Amazon:

  Amazon Prime: This paid membership program provides free two-day shipping to your family on most purchases. It costs $79 per year and after paying it you and your family members won't have to pay shipping charges for a whole year. But as I said above, I'm going to tell you how to get this membership without paying a dime! Here's the deal - Amazon provides you an opportunity to sign-up for one month long free trial of Amazon Prime. At the end of this trial your membership is automatically upgraded to "paid member" status by charging your credit card so you can continue using the benefits of Prime membership. If you don't want to pay then you can click 'Do Not Upgrade' button immediately after signing-up. You'll still be able to use all the benefits of Prime for a month without the concern of being charged by the end of month.
  Amazon Mom: This is a free membership program by Amazon, which aims to provide special savings to parents and caregivers. Not only this program provides you free two-day shipping on all your baby product purchases but also provides a complimentary three-month membership of Amazon Prime. Members of Amazon Mom program aren't upgraded automatically to paid membership, so you don't need to worry about that. Even if you don't upgrade your membership to "paid" status, still you'll continue to receive discounts and deals especially tailored for the members of Amazon Mom program.
  Amazon Student Program: This program is also a free membership program, which aims to provide special deals and savings to students. You must have a email address to take benefit of this program. When you sign-up through Amazon Student program you also get free Amazon Prime membership of 6 months. After the end of trial period you'll be upgraded to a paid member automatically. If you don't want to see that happening with you then you can cancel your student membership near the end of your trial.

As you can see from the options mentioned above, saving on the shipping of your Amazon purchases isn't really hard if you sign-up through the right program. Try them today and save on your shipping charges!

This article was written by Richard D Knowles for increasing awareness about free shipping code. You can get more Amazon free shipping codes from

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Five Things to Remember When You #Shop Online

Today, here at Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose, I want to share with you five things to remember when you shop online, brought to you by my guest post presenter this week! 

Personally, I enjoy shopping online more than going to malls and standing in long lines. However, with that said, I do spend a lot of time making sure that what I buy is actually what I'm getting. I normally shop on Amazon because it's a one-stop shop for me, for everything. I can send products as a gift as well, for items shipped by Amazon. However, there are some key things to remember when doing your shopping this year for Easter, graduations, birthdays and more. Enjoy the tips and share any additional tips you may have in the comments below!

Five Things to Remember When You Shop Online
By Bao Cai Li 

If you're like the many hard-working consumers who hate waiting in long checkout lines and burning up your gas tank in search of the best deals on the products you want, then online shopping may be in your best interest! Shopping online can save you the headache of pushing through crowds of people in your favorite store, and save you and your wallet the frustration of buying an overpriced product. Ladies and gentlemen, instead of spending too much on that fabulous skirt or getting disappointed because you can't find that right pair of shoes to fit your size or style, check out the world of online shopping. When you are shopping online, just remember the top five things to keep in mind before confirming your checkout.

Photo by Review shipping fees and estimations of delivery

Majority of online retailers provide an option of standard flat-rate shipping of products, which is among the most popular inexpensive option for consumers. Expedited shipping is typically available but this can often be an expensive option.

The average estimation of standard delivery is five to fifteen business days. Expedited shipping averages at 3-5 business days, but often for twice the cost of standard shipping. Free shipping is available for certain products depending on the retailer. Always check the shipping fees and delivery estimations in order to receive the best deal.

2. Review each item's return policy

Each online retailer has different return policies for their products. Before ordering online, consult the online customer service department to review the item's return policy regarding time frame for returns and for defective products.

3. Look for the website's quality rating of the product

Quality ratings are provided to help give mental imagery on the condition of the item. The most common terms online retailers use are "new", "used", "like-new, "refurbished", and "fair". Remember that each website will use these terms differently, so save yourself the shock of receiving a "like-new" or "refurbished" product when you were expecting a brand new one by checking the quality rating of the item before checkout.

4. Acknowledge customer reviews

Customer reviews, just like recommendations from friends or family, can influence your decision on purchasing an item online. Customer reviews are first hand experiences from other online shoppers who have bought the item you are considering. These reviews will tell you whether the item arrives how it is described, how long it has lasted, how well it works and more. If available, checkout the customer reviews to get an idea of the product to ensure your complete satisfaction with a purchase.

5. Be confident the product is what you want.

Product descriptions should be thoroughly read in order to get a clear understanding of the item. Depending on what you decide to purchase, always re-check the model, sizes, and colors before you click to make that final purchase. So, instead of anxiously waiting for that beautiful couch to be delivered, only to find that it won't fit through your front door, double check yourself and read each description carefully.

Five steps to do it now:

Step 1: Search It. The first thing to do is "Google" it. Search for the specific item that you are looking for and consider adding the terms "best price" or "best value". 

Step 2: Compare. For products, start with, check aggregators like and Fat Wallet, and look on daily deal sites for the products you want. 

Step 3: Look for Additional Savings. Many websites have frequent coupon codes that you can get from aggregators like Retail Me Not or Chippmunk if they are not on Ebates. 

Step 4: Look for Your Item on Curated Sale Sites. There are many great curated sale websites depending on which type of product that could have the same or similar products. 

Step 5: Wait! If a product need is not urgent, wait a few days before buying anything. 

Step 6: Go! Now you are ready to buy. 

Whenever the day comes you decide to make a purchase online, remember these five things to get the most out of your purchase because shopping online can be a great way to shop stress-free, save you time, and leave your pocket book delighted. Full Report on choosing the best online deals: Be sure to check out website today!

Article Source: Five Things to Remember When You Shop Online

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

How To Apply Botanics Ionic Clay Mask (Video and #Review)

Disclosure: The following Botanics Ionic Clay Mask explanation below is 100% from my own experiences. This product was received complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

This week, Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose, had the opportunity to try Botanics Ionic Clay Mask. The YouTube video below will explain in greater detail how I applied the clay mask and how I felt after using this product.

My Botanics Ionic Clay Mask Review

I was looking for a clay mask that I could use on a weekly basis. Living in Los Angeles, Ca, I have noticed that there is pollution, that rises, and shows up in the air. If I'm in a high rise building, where I can look across the horizon or at the hills, I can see it. Those particles, in the air, with everything else, gets into your skin. That's why it's very important to take care of your face and neck, along with the rest of your body.

So, I have been using the Botanic Ionic Clay Mask for two weeks now, and I can say that it performs as advertised. The clay mask left my skin soft, SO smooth, and I could really see that the impurities and oils in the pores of my face were removed. It did not irritate my face at all. It's really a great product that I will continue to use on a weekly basis, alongside my everyday skin care routine. I give this product a Grade A.

Some things to mention:
  • Before you use the product, squeeze the plastic tubing to fuse the ingredients back together because it may appear watery and splatter, initially. To get a little thicker clay texture, squeezing and shaking the tubing, works well.
  • If you're looking for the instructions on how to apply the mask, the directions are under a thin sleeve on the back of the tubing. It says 'Peel Here'. This is also shown to you in the video provided above.

Leave your Comments and Feedback!

If you're looking for a good clay mask, I would say, give this one a try. Let me know what you thought of it, in a comment below.

Do you use a clay mask or any kind of mask for your face on a weekly basis?

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