April 15, 2015

All about BLURB

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Like many great companies before it, Blurb was actually started by accident. In the early 2000s, Eileen Gittins, Blurbs' Founder, rekindled a passion for photography while trying to figure out her next career gig. 

She wanted to compile her photos into a nice coffee table photo book, but she only wanted to print a handful of copies. The conundrum was that every publisher was quoting her hundreds of dollars for each book! She found this curious – and frustrating. So she asked herself, are there other people like me who want to affordably create their own high-quality book from their photos? The answer, of course, was yes, and it changed her life – and book publishing – forever. 

In 2006, Eileen launched Blurb, a simple book-designing platform and a publishing process that could quickly produce beautifully made books at game-changing price. 


Everyone from award-winning photographers, to couples wanting to commemorate the birth of their child started using Blurb – and they continue to do so today. Even after almost a decade, people are still blown away by Blurb’s user-friendliness, quality, and affordability. People trust Blurb to create every kind of book imaginable, including:
Blurb doesn’t just help people make books and magazines, they also help market them by providing publishers with their own dedicated sales page. Blurb’s dedicated sales pages allows authors to:
  • Make their book or magazine available to the public or by invitation-only
  • Write a compelling book description
  • Customize a preview of their book
  • Share their book with others on social media
Blurb also created their publishing platform to work seamlessly with Amazon and Apple iBooks Store so authors would have even more options for how they sell their books. 

There are so many remarkable things to share about Blurb – too much for just one post! So keep an eye out for next week’s post because I’ll be sharing some of my favorite Blurb tools and tips -- which, if you’re like me, will leave you thinking … “I didn’t know Blurb could do all that!” 

Oh! And I almost forgot to mention that now through 4/28 you can get 20% off any book you create! Can’t wait to see what kind of book you create! 

April 13, 2015

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April 10, 2015

Bamboo Cutting Board Set

I was sent a set of the Chopping Boards for my honest review. My opinions are my own.


Extra Large Bamboo Cutting Board Set. Eco-friendly Bamboo Wooden Chopping Boards. Meat, Bread and Vegetable Cutting Boards with Drip Groove. Set of 2


     EXTRA LARGE - Set of 2 includes:Extra Large (18" X 13") and a Medium (13" x 8.5") Perfect for that Large Thanksgiving Turkey!

      ★ LONG LASTING EXTRA THICK - 3/4"inch made to last and not warp, cracking like thinner boards.
        ★ MADE STRONG TO LOOK GOOD - Made from top quality bamboo, stronger and lighter than wooden boards like Maple, while still looking for years to come.
          ★ DEEP DRIP GROVES - Most Groves on Cutting Boards are not deep enough. We made our boards thicker so they are stronger to have a deep drip grove to hold juices from fruit and carving meat.
            ★ EASY TO CLEAN AND MAINTAIN - Treat with food grade oil (No special treatment oil required!) to keep in brand new condition, not just now but 10 years from now.
               ★ EXTRA BONUS: Comes with bonus Knife Sharpening and Treatment course and exclusive training videos.
                 ★ 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee!

                I really love my set of boards! I used to love my glass board but these have changed my mind completely!
                The only downside was the paper that was attached to the boards was a pain to get off. Even after I soaked them in a bit of water, I had to gently scrape the residue off with a blade.

                Look at that grain! 
                  Side view!

                These, in my mind, will last quite awhile! 

                And with wedding season fast approaching, these would make a superb wedding gift!

                April 9, 2015

                Loom Decor, Shop in Style

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                Now you can upgrade your home with custom designer decor that won’t break your budget. Up and coming e-tailer Loom Decor enables you to create custom window treatmentspillows,beddingtable linens, and more with the click of a mouse.

                Whether you’re a decorating newbie or a seasoned pro, Loom’s complimentary design assistance, gallery of product inspirations, and free fabric swatches will make your next decorating project not just easy, but downright fun!

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                April 8, 2015

                GiftsForYouNow.com

                I was sent a shot glass to facilitate my review. It was a product of my choosing. 
                My opinion are my own and no other compensation was given.


                Personalized Gifts for All Occasions - Most orders ship in 1-2 business days




                Their personalized 2015 graduation gifts will make you stand out. Show your graduate how proud you are of their achievement of graduation. Give them a personalized graduation shirt that shows their graduating year and name. If your planning a graduation party and need fun graduation gifts, start here for your personalized graduation invitations.



                I chose to get the above shot glass for my review. I have my own and I thought Hubby might like to have his own. I got it for him as an Anniversary gift. 

                It is a sturdy standard size shot glass.It was etched with his name on the front, as you can see. He has already used it and he likes it! <<PHEW>>

                Personalization is FREE! 

                They have gifts for everyone! Everyone in your Bridal Party can get one with their name on it! They carry graduation gifts, anniversary gifts,and almost any gift you could think to give!

                GiftsForYouNow.com is a fabulous site if you want personalized gifts at an affordable price. Unlike other online personalized gift sites, the products are not tacky.

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                Ever think of having a Cigar Bar or Station for your event or Party?



                I was sent a sampling of cigars for my review. 
                No other compensation was given and all opinions are my own.

                Discount cigars can be found lots of places, so why buy cigars online from Famous Smoke Shop? The choice is easy: our online cigar shop offers the widest selection. Whether you’re on the hunt for the best premium cigar or a cheap cigar, want what is a mild cigar or a full-bodied smoke, or choosing between hand rolled cigars or machine made cigars - you'll find exactly what you're looking for at the best prices, guaranteed fresh since 1939.
                In addition to discount prices on the widest selection of cigarshumidors and cigar accessories, our award-winning customer service makes Famous Smoke Shop the leading online cigar store. All purchases from Famous Smoke Shop come with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Great prices, the widest selection, and the best service - buy your humidor, accessories and cigars online now at Famous…you will not be disappointed!
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                Although I am not promoting smoking, I know some do. I know of several cigar smokers who were actually happy I reviewed this site. They were the persons I gave the cigars to. They told me that they were as good as quality as they could find at the local shops. As I trust their opinions, I will share them with you!

                If your looking for an idea for your even have you ever thought of a cigar station or bar? Or even handing them out as an alternative, for them to choose, as a goody bad item? If you do choose that option,make sure it is set a little away from the non-smokers and the kids. You know some non-smokers get "ippy" when the smoke or smell get in "their" air. 

                Cornbread Beer Bread Giveaway

                I was sent a full sized product in exchange for my honest review. My opinions are my own and no other compensation was given.

                Just add beer, mix and bake to make delicious Boardwalk Food Company beer bread. Entertaining not only got easier, but tastier and more fun! 


                Made in America, Boardwalk mixes are available in four flavors. Any 12oz beverage will work offering a multiple variety of scrumptious options. Part of the fun is deciding what lager, ale, pilsener or stout to use. With craft brews popularity, and microbreweries popping up in more and more places, the list of choices are endless. 

                Serve as a loaf of bread using a loaf pan, or use a mini muffin pan to create poppers, bite size balls of fun!

                The company is inspired by vacations with family and friends on the Boardwalk of Atlantic City, which were frequent throughout Founder and President Andy Yochum’s life. 

                “I came to realize that the Boardwalk was more than just a place; it was a state of mind,” says Yochum. “Our products make it possible to enjoy the carefree, simple, social aspects of vacation in your everyday life. They’re easy to make, and special enough to share with family and friends.” 

                Currently available in these four flavors: Original, Lemon Poppy Seed, Rosemary Sea Salt and Cornbread

                Boardwalk Food Company beer bread mixes retail for $7.99 each.

                I made this bread with an apple flavored beer. It turned out great! You can taste a hint of the apple in the cornbread. The only downside was I could smell the alcohol smell after 2 days, so I would suggest eating it all in a day or so. Which is no problem in the Daigle house!

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