A Birthday Party with Face Painting

My daughter never asks for anything. In fact, she is the exact opposite and wants to give to others so much. She has been going to church ever since she was born, and the lessons that her Sunday School teachers have been instilling in her have really taken deep root in her heart. I knew better to ask what she wanted for her birthday because she would tell me a donation to kids who have nothing. I decided to throw her a party with her church friends instead. I hired someone who does face painting as another surprise for her on this special day too. Continue reading

I Needed My Locks Changed

It is very rare for me to go out for a night on the town with friends. They all like to go clubbing, but I prefer to spend my time with them doing other things. They convinced me to go though when one of the girls in our group got a promotion, and they even said we had a designated driver. I took only a small amount of cash with me and my house key. I guess you can predict what happened when I contacted a locksmith about lost keys in Brisbane!

I got a little too happy knowing that I was not going to be responsible for getting myself home. We went to a few different places, and I have no idea where I lost my key. When my friend drove me home and I realized I lost it, I crashed at her place that night. The next morning, we called all the places we had been but no one had found a key. I did not waste any more time. Continue reading

I Got Locked out Again

I did not realize it, but I was running out to the store before I went to visit my friends for the holidays and I accidentally left my keys on the inside of the apartment on the table. I went out and had a great night and got home late and I realized that I could not get into my apartment. I had to call someone that would be able to come to my apartment to change locks in Brisbane and I knew that my big mistake was going to cause a big hole in my bank account. I could not call the man that manages my building because he was going to tell the landlord that I did it again and I did not want to wake him up to have him come up to my floor so I would have to hear him. Continue reading

Numbers and Letters Can Be Deceiving

The best number plates my husband I have seen over the years usually has a cool story behind it. We have seen license plates that were made just for the person who was going to drive the car with the special plates on them. I was really sad to see that someone had taken different numbers and letters and spelled something out that you may be offended by. There is no reason to have something on your car that will literally offend many people. I think that some of the plates that we have seen can be taken for art. I was sad to see that my daughter did not want the new plate my husband had made for her. Continue reading

Without a Doubt the Best Hack Around

Trying to figure out how to hack a Snapchat account is a huge headache unless you know exactly where to go on the internet to find one that works. I tried several popular ones and ended up with a smartphone full of malware and viruses that required a total reset of the phone to get rid of them. Oh, and it still didn’t do squat to hack any accounts whatsoever. I almost gave up ever finding an effective hack until a friend suggested I check out a site online that he used to find out whether his girlfriend cheated on him.

My initial impression of the site is that it didn’t look like the other hacks I used. For one thing, and it’s a big thing, you’re not required to download anything to get the hack to work. Continue reading

What Once Was Thin is Full Again

Most people have something that they worry about when they get older. Some worry about getting fat, and others worry about problems with their bones. For me, it was always the thought of losing my hair. When I saw my hair thinning in the mirror, I started to panic. I switched to wearing hats and using topical products that only masked my hair problem. The fear of a giant bald spot appearing in my scalp caused me to look for a treatment that would actually work. I looked at Keranique reviews after seeing commercials for the product in between my favorite shows.

Those who used the product seem to like it. They posted a lot of before and after pictures in their reviews to show just how much progress was made by using the product. Continue reading

The Only Tree Service I Will Use

I have never been bothered by weather forecasts that threatened high winds or thunderstorms. I have a lot of trees, but they are very strong and sturdy. I have a Queens tree service that comes out on a regular basis and prune them, making them even healthier and able to withstand a lot of what Mother Nature may throw at them. Well, that way of thinking worked for me for over 20 years, but my streak was broken with a late summer storm last year. One of oak trees was struck by lightning, and down she came.

That alone would have been okay, but it fell at the wrong angle. Instead of just hitting the ground, it hit my neighbor’s back porch. That is how huge this tree was. I imagine it was easily 60 foot tall if not taller. Continue reading

Winds Can Knock Down Dead Trees

We had a really nasty snow storm last night and not only was the snow wet and heavy, there were terrible winds as well. I knew I had to find a Long Island tree company to come and look at my trees before the next storm but I did not, and as a result I had a tree fall in my backyard. I am very lucky that the tree did not touch any other properties or cause any damage, but I knew that it should have been taken care of sooner. Continue reading

I’m Playing a Game That is Allowing Me to Spend Time with My Child

Our daughter is suddenly very into video games. Our son has been playing for years, and his sister took an interest after watching him play. However, he is much older than she is and he’s more interested in hanging out with his friends while he plays. I could see that she was really disappointed by that, so I used some Virtual Families 2 cheats so that I could catch up in the game to where she is. Rather than ask her outright if she wanted me to play with her, I simply started playing the game. I did that so that she would not feel that she needed to tell me that she didn’t want me to play. The plan worked perfectly, and now she is happy to have someone to talk to about the game with her.

After I had my son, I had hoped to have another child soon after. Continue reading

An Introduction to E-Business and How “Anyone” Can Make Money on the Internet

Very often we hear people saying there is an abundance of opportunities for online business because e-commerce is a huge industry! How true this statement is!In a matter of few years, the Internet has consolidated itself as a very powerful platform that has changed the way we do business, and the way we communicate. The Internet, as no other medium, has given an international or, if you prefer, a “Globalized” dimension to the world. It is the universal source of information.Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few years, you have probably heard about e-commerce, and you have probably heard about it from several different angles. You may have heard about all of the companies that offer e-commerce through their TV and radio ads, or maybe you’ve read news articles about the shift to e-commerce, or the huge valuations that some Internet companies get in the stock market, even when they don’t make a profit, or you may have purchased something personally on the web, so you have had a direct experience with e-commerce.The Internet is actually the most democratic of all the mass media. With a very low investment, anyone can have a web page on the Internet. This way almost any business can reach a very large market, fast and economically, regardless of its size or location. With a very low investment almost anybody who can read, and write can have access to the millions of people “online”.Still, you may feel like you don’t understand e-commerce at all. What is all the hype about? Why the huge valuations? And most importantly, is there a way for you to participate? If you have questions like these, then this article will help out by exposing you to the lucrative world of e-commerce.E-commerce
– E-commerce (electronic commerce) is the buying and selling of goods and services on the Internet, especially the World Wide Web. In practice, this term and a newer term, e-business, are often used interchangeably.

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Before we get into a complete discussion of e-commerce, it is helpful to have a good mental image of plain old commerce first. If you understand commerce, then e-commerce is an easy extension.Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary gives a few definitions of commerce:
1: social intercourse: interchange of ideas, opinions, or sentiments2: the exchange or buying and selling of commodities on a large scale involving transportation from place to place3: sexual intercourseWe tend to be interested in the second definition, but that third one is interesting and unexpected — maybe that’s what all of the hype is about?You can see that from this perspective, commerce is a fairly simple concept. Commerce is, quite simply, the exchange of goods and services, usually for money. We see commerce all around us in millions of different forms. The mere fact that you are reading this article you are participating in commerce. In the same way, if you were selling watches out of a trench coat on the street of New York, you are participating in commerce from a different angle. If you go to work each day for a company that produces a product, or service that is yet another link in the chain of commerce, all of commerce at its simplest level relies on buyers, and sellers.When you get down to the actual elements of commerce and commercial transactions, things get slightly more complicated because you have to deal with the details. However, these details boil down to a finite number of steps.
At the very core of the matter, you would like to sell something to someone in order to generate an income. Ok, so you need a product or service to offer. The product can be anything from retail inventory to virtual products such as a luxury resorts membership to website domain names. You may design your own products, or become an affiliate of a company that has a product, or buy inventory from wholesalers.You must also have a site from which to sell your products. You can build yourself one using simple software like Microsoft FrontPage, or you might hire someone to build you a professional one. Then you need to figure out a way to get people to come to your site. This process is known as marketing. If no one knows that your place exists, you will never sell anything. You then need a way to accept orders and collect money. You can use wire transfers or electronic checks through online banking, or you can accept credit cards through merchant accounts such as Pay Pal.If you choose a business that needs a way to deliver the product or service, that process is known as fulfillment. There are several companies like FedEx and UPS that have on line business solutions that you can outsource the fulfillment process to. More and more e-businesses are moving toward virtual products, or services where delivery can be done instantly.Many products today are so complicated that they require customer service and technical support departments to help customers use them. This process can also be outsourced to the company you affiliate with, or various out side companies. Travel memberships are a good example of this sort of product. On-going updating of packages that become available, changes in pricing through out the year, and the scheduling of reservations will require on-going customer service because customers want to change the dates and locations from time to time.So, how does a newbie to the online business world select a product, set up a site, drive traffic to that site, make sales, collect money, and handle customer service, and fulfillment. Wow, there is a huge need for proper planning. You need to do a lot of reading and research to get yourself familiar with the best industries, products, and practices. One of the easiest ways I have discovered to quickly start making money online is a business model that doesn’t take much works to get up and running, the affiliate program. Let me share with you why it is such a great idea.

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Affiliate programs are everywhere on the Internet, and are a great way for beginners to get into e-business. They are also great for professionals who don’t have a lot of time and can’t leave their current profession in order to develop their e-business. You can start earning money without having to reinvent the wheel, or spend months on end trying to develop and perfect a site, and a sales system that creates conversion. The use of an affiliate program is the ultimate method of being able to start a home-based business on the Internet. Self-employed professionals who are limited on the amount of time they can devote to their e-business are flocking to affiliate programs because once they are up and running they operate on autopilot. The right program can generate enough income through perpetual leverage to free anyone from his or her “golden handcuffs”, or “financial struggle”Finally, if you find the right affiliate program they are relatively quick and easy to setup and manage. They are in the business of duplicating professional results for all of their reps. Everything you need, will be organized into carefully packaged systems. Therefore, it is usually far less costly, and much less work for you to start generating money. Some programs are so well thought out and effective that they are attracting professionals from all walks of life.Even if you know nothing about website design, e-commerce, or online marketing, you will be able succeed if you align yourself with the right affiliate company. However before you run out and plunk down several hundred or several thousands of dollars, do your research. Not all affiliate programs are created equally.