So I don't advertise many sites. I really only talk about the ones I use all the time and so I thought since I have been talking about this one with family and friends, I'd post it to the blog.
Ebates.com is a rebate website that was brought to my attention by my coworker Benji. She raved about it and said she got checks from them regularly. I asked questions but how? and why? and it wasn't a scam? It seemed unrealistic to sign up for a free website and have them send you money. But I sh*t you not, it really works. You sign up for free then whenver you buy stuff online like you normally do, you head to ebates.com and click the link to the website and continue on your merry online shopping way. So not all websites are listed but a great deal are. My favs include: DSW.com, Walmart.com, JCPenney.com, and 6pm.com. They usually have a general cash back rate of 3.0% or 4.0%. If you get the emails around Xmas you'll find that some stores you use increase their rate to 12.0%. Not only that but ebates.com will usually list the FREE SHIPPING codes so you can be sure to not pay any unneccisary shipping. If there are any other deals or sales, they will tell you as well. It's completely easy and every few months you get a check in the mail for $8 or $12, it varies depending on how much you spent online. Since christmas is only 169 days away, get your online shopping on and use ebates.com, you won't regret it.
Free money is always good in my book!
Monday, July 9, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
TARDIS blue. I've started a Pinterest board for exactly the types of ideas I'm looking to execute in this room but that will all have to wait until after the kids comes to visit.
On June 30th I hosted my very first craft club. I have to be honest when I say I didn't put my all into it but I still have a blast. Originally I had planned on doing a NERD themed party but since it was only my besties (Andrea, Sarah, Sasha, and MC Ton G) I figured they wouldn't mind if I slacked off since I had been prepping for LMFAO and need a break. It was still tons of fun and some awesome crafts came out of the night.
|I made squash quiche|
|Andrea hula hooped|
|Sasha got her Katness on|
|I danced for everyone's amusement!|
|She also made some bows|
|Sasha wanted to formalize her beer with a dashing coozie|
|I wanted to see what I might be able to do to my cabinets.|
|Anthony made my husband a wonderful new poster based on two of his fav things.|
|Sarah made geeky bacon chocolate!!!!|
|Sarah finished her painting and taught me about Sharpie poster paint markers.|
Many of my facebook friends may know that this past Sunday I was able to go see LMFAO at the DCU Center thanks to my buddy Sasha. She won tickets on Kiss 108. Then she won VIP tickets so we got to go to the VIP party and get a photo with Redfoo. (Blu Sky was injured and did not perform.) In preparation Sasha had been working on a skirt, shoes, and shirt for the day. I went with the Shufflebot head and a shirt that said "Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle".
1 box (we got a new one from the container store since they come white and clean)
gold spray paint
ribbon (to tie the box snug on your head)
anything extra you want to attach
1) tape the box closed on one side and cut the flaps off the other
2) decide where you want it to sit on your head, I built in a foam system to prevent it from moving and it came to just above my shoulders. This part might take more work because you could do this multiple ways. Also I didn't look out the eye holes of mine. I didn't even have the mouth lined up with my eyes. Instead I looked down through the mouth to see where I was steping and up through the eyes to see people.
3) if you cut a piece a paper the size of the box you can fold it to find the center and 4ths easier. I used the paper to draw out where the eyes and the mouth would be then copied to the box and cut it out.
5) decorate, you can use gatorade bottle caps as the ears, I used chess pawns.
|The inside while I was hot gluing the LEDs in|
If you want LED action, I recommend buying something already made like a cheap magic wand and busting it open and hot gluing it inside. Eventually I plan on doing more with LEDs but for this I wanted cheap and quick.
While we were standing in line and the host was talking to Redfoo he asked him "who was dressed the best?" and Redfoo took a long look at the crowd before exclaiming that the Shufflebot Girl was the best! That's me!
|With Redfoo from LMFAO|
|We da best!|
|Found 2 camera phone pictures from when we went up there. People must have liked me.|
|If you ain't here to party get the funk out the club!|
All in all, it was fun and I would do it again. I just need to figure out where I can buy LEDs and batteries so I can use them more regularly.