Herbs And Essential Oils Super Bundle


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If you are interested in learning more about  herbs and essential oils there is a sale starting today that you are going to want to know about–The Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle. (June 22 to 27)

If you need to purchase herbs and essential oils you are going to want to know that this super bundle comes with a great bonus that will save you money  (more on that in a moment).

Today I thought I would give you a good look at exactly what is in the bundle– so you have all the information you need to decided if it is a wise purchase for you and your family .

The Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle

With 21 resources on using herbs & essential oils (including one slipped in at the last minute, The Beginner’s Guide to Adaptogens by Heather Dessinger), this bundle is an amazing library of resources for those who are interested in natural health, whether you are  just getting started or already feel confident reaching for the herbs on your  shelf.

Personally I have heard a lot about herbs and essential oils but haven’t started using them so I am looking forward to digging in and learning more. My hope is that this bundle will inspire me to go from a casual observer of essential oils to a user.

The bundle includes….

For Everyday

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I can’t wait to explore DIY Lavender Creations. I  love the sent of lavender.

For Families

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I want to dig into the Home Remedies book in the families category.

For Illness & Injury

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I am interested in both the Skin Troubles and Tummy troubles eBook in Illness and Injury category.

For Safety

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Essential oils is such a hot topic that I am interested to read what the Essential Oils: Separating Truth From Myth will contain.

For Wellness

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Having very little experience with essential oils I am very interested in the Essential Oils e-course.



And here is a great bonus! 50% off bulk herbs and essential oils from Golden Poppy Herbs. I snug a peak at the selection and it is amazing!

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The Complete  Super Bundle Product List

  • 101 Essential Oil Blends for Topical & Aromatic Use by Rachel Zupke of Mason Jar Values ($7.99)
  • 5 Multi-Use Herbs (And What to Do with Them) by Sarah Josey of Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary & Clinic ($17.00)
  • Best Herbs & Essential Oils For Labor & Delivery-Audio Class & Transcript by Jenni Wilson of Natural Oil Mom ($19.95)
  • Cold & Flu Season: Are You Ready? by Carol Little   ($9.99)
  • Common Sense Home Remedies Book #1 – Head, Throat & Chest by Laurie Neverman of Common Sense Home ($2.99)
  • Common Sense Home Remedies Book #1 – Skin Troubles by Laurie Neverman of Common Sense Home ($2.99)
  • Common Sense Home Remedies Book #1 – Tummy Troubles by Laurie Neverman of Common Sense Home ($2.99)
  • DIY Lavender Creations by Stacy Karen of A Delightful Home ($5.99)
  • Essential Oils Planner by Amy Bayliss of AmyBayliss.com ($5.95)
  • Essential Oils: Separating Truth from Myth by Kristen Smith of Smithspirations ($9.95)
  • Essential Oils: The Herbalist’s Toolkit by Amber Meyers of Herbal Academy of New England ($4.99)
  • Handbook of Home Remedies by Wellness Mama ($24.00)
  • Herbs & Oils: Beyond the Basics by Jessie Hawkins of Vintage Remedies ($197.00)
  • Homegrown Healing, from Seed to Apothecary by Chris Dalziel of Joybilee Farm ($9.97)
  • How to Create Healing Herbal Baths by Kami McBride of Living Awareness ($19.99)
  • Mama and Baby Herbal Wisdom by Kate Tietje of Modern Alternative Mama ($7.95)
  • Safe EO Labels – Set A by Lea Harris of Using EOs Safely ($19.99)
  • The Essential Oils Course by Edie Wadsworth of Living Life in Grace ($39.00)
  • Using Essential Oils Safely & Effectively by Natalie Vickery of The Family Herbalist ($12.50)
  • Wholistic Vitality: Healing Foods for the Whole Family by Dr. Karen Lee of DrKarenSLee.com ($9.99)

That is $400 worth of information on herbs and essential oils for one low price of $29.97 .Plus a 50% off coupon for you to use to purchase herbs and essential oils to try out all you learn!

Remember though this deal disappears June 27th at Midnight EST — so grab your copy before it is too late.







How To Create A Backyard Photo Booth Using A Common Backyard Item


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Sometimes the best ideas come from last minute inspiration–like when a get together with friends turns into a birthday party. That is exactly how the idea for our backyard photo both was created.

How to create a backyard photo booth using a common backyard item.

You see, this year my daughter’s birthday party kind of morphed out of a get together with her friends. A friend that had recently moved away was going to be back in town for the weekend. A group of her friends were planning to meet up at our house for a pool party when it hit me–my daughter’s birthday was just days after. Why not change the gathering to a birthday party so her out of town friend could attend it?

And so a pool party became a birthday party. The next day my daughter had a friend over and they began to plan all the fun things they could do at the party. A photo booth was mentioned and I couldn’t help but think of the  large yard sale found frames I had sitting in the attic waiting for my husband to finally finish drywalling the wall I want to display them on. I have big plans for a chalkboard and a photo display frame–but that is another project.

I was racking my brain as to how to use these frames as a photo both when I looked out the window into the backyard and saw a sadly neglected piece of playground equipment in a whole new light!

DIY backyard photo booth.

How To Create A Backyard Photo Booth Using A Common Backyard Item

My husband has already converted the playground equipment into a place to hang a giant screen for outdoor summer movies. He made the screen out of white cotton sheeting material that he sewed together (I think there are 3 panels of fabric in total) and then created a pocket for a steel rod to slide through at the top and bottom.

Hanging the back drop for the DIY photo booth,

He hangs up the movie screen using twine that he loops through a cup hook at both the top and the bottom of the screen.

Securing the bottom of the DIY photo both backdrop.

This screen is a hit with my teenagers and their friends for late night summer movies and video game playing–I am sure the neighbors LOVE us (insert sarcastic tone of voice).

I knew at once the screen would also make a great backdrop for a DIY photo booth. I assumed that I could just hang the frames from the hooks that normally hold the swings for when the playground goes from a movie screen back to a playground.

My husband pointed out my error. There would be no room for anyone to stand behind the frames.

Two sets of clamps held the picture frames for our DIY photo booth.

It took him all of about 10 minutes of his out of the box thinking to come up with a solution. He grabbed 3 wood clamps, clamped them to the top of the playground and hung the frames from them.

He also found some plastic tent pegs we had hanging around and used those to secure the frames from the bottom.

Hanging the frames for the DIY photo booth.

I was going to just use what we had to hang the frames, but my husband suggested we use something that would be less visible–he is so smart.  He purchased some fishing wire and hung the frames using that.

He did have to play with the position of the wire a few times so that they hung straight, but the end result was great.


Photo both props.

We finished off the photo booth area with a table full of props from the box of costumes we keep in the attic for Halloween. I also let my daughter pick out a few items at the community wide yard sale we went to the day before her party.

Playing around with the DIY backyard photo booth.

I think it is easy to see that the photo booth was a hit with the girls! They took photos of each other for at least half an hour straight. Out the dozens of photos I snapped, this one was my favorite!

All together the only expense we had in creating this photo booth was the fishing wire and the few yard sale props we found–less than ten dollars total. Yet another great example of the thrifty power of out of the box thinking!

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4 Of The Best Websites For Earning Cash In Your Spare Time


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I have tried out dozens of survey sites and what I like to call point reward programs. I enjoy spending time figuring out how to best earn cash or gift cards from each program so my readers can get straight to earning.

4 of the best websites for earning cash in your spare time! There are people earning $100 a month or more with these sites--all from the comfort of their own home.

The geeky side of me loves doing it. I love messing around on each site figuring out which point earning actions earn the most points in the quickest amount of time.

Now that I am more than 4 years into this blogging thing, I have had time to see which sites are consistently offering their members new ways to earn money. I can tell within a short while of using the program if it is what I would consider a high income earner or a low income earner.

Below is my list of the top 4 programs I have found to date.

These programs offer everything I look for in a good point rewards program.

  • A variety of ways to earn points.
  • At least one fast way to earn points.
  • Low cash out values so you are not waiting forever to earn a reward.
  • A PayPal cash out option so that you can apply your earnings to whatever you want to.
  • A reasonable wait period from when you order your reward to when you receive it.

4 Of The Best Websites For Earning Cash In Your Spare Time


The other programs on this list are not in any particular order, but there is a reason why I put Swagbucks first.

In my opinion if you only want to mess with one point rewards/survey program, Swagbucks is the one you want to join.

Swagbucks offers over 20 different ways to earn points–called SB–and they offer new ways to earn points on a fairly constant basis. A lot of those ways to earn are probably for things you already do online like web searches, shopping, purchasing daily deals and printing coupons.

Back before I was a blogger I earned a $5 gift card from Swagbucks each month just for using them as my homepage for web searches and nothing more. I was essentially being paid to do something I was doing for free.

Of course, it is possible to earn much more than $5 a month with Swagbucks. I have readers who report earnings of $100 a month from Swagbucks.

However, I think it is more than worth your while to join more than one point rewards/survey program. Variety opens up your ability to make even more money. Joining several programs allows you to do the quick earning point tasks at each company, which leads to earning more money per month in the long run.

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PrizeRebel currently offers 9 different ways to earn. There are a mix of quick and simple ways to earn points such as following them on you favorite social media platform and keeping your eye out for codes you can enter into the site for points or watching videos. They also offer many different survey options.

My first cash out from PrizeRebel took just over 24 hours to receive, but since I became a Silver member my Paypal deposits have come within minutes of ordering them.

That is another thing I really like about PrizeRebel, they have a member level system. The more points you earn the higher you go up the system. As you go up the levels you start earning bigger discounts on cash outs–meaning your points go further and you get faster cash outs.

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See the “insta” in the name? That is my favorite part about InstaGC: their rewards are instant. The only exception is the Paypal, Direct deposit, or e-check option which can take up to 7 business days.

However, they do offer Starbucks gift cards starting at $5 and Amazon gift cards starting at just $1. Those are usually what I cash out for. InstaGC is currently my mom treat account. I use it to pay for the coffees I drink while blogging away from home and the discounted e-books I fill my kindle with.

InstaGC offers many different ways to earn, but my favorites are listening to music through Radio Loyalty, clicking through to sites, and watching videos.

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MintVine doesn’t offer a long list of ways to earn, but it does offer a great survey selection and I really like how quickly their system either allowed me in a survey or kicked me out and offered me another. With some survey sites you can spend way too many precious minutes just waiting to get into a survey, I didn’t find that at MintVine when I tried it out.

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These 4 programs will help you turn those little moments in your day into money making moments.

 If you are wondering just what little moments of my day I am referring to for using these programs, here are some ideas.

  • Download the apps for Swagbucks and set the videos to roll while you are getting ready for your day.
  • Listen to Radio Loyalty while you are working on the laptop and set your phone timer to remind you to look for the point earning code to enter into InstaGC every 30 minutes.
  • Snuggle up to your sports loving hubby and do a few surveys for MintVine while you watch the game.
  • Put your laptop beside that big pile of laundry you need to fold and enter into the video area of PrizeRebel and earn a few points as you fold.

Psst…want to try out even more programs? Check out my list of all the point programs I have tried and read what I have to say about them.

How to earn $100 in gift cards every month--without spending all day on the computer.

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