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Get Organized for Less

Spring BreakOkay, it’s getting CRAZY with the discounts on top of giveaways on top of offers…  I wanted to bring everything together for you, so you don’t miss out!

Here’s a quick rundown, with details below:

  1. Free Car Hooks GWP

  2. Mystery Hostess credit drawing

  3. $20 Clever Cash referral bonus

  4. 10% off March orders

  5. Blog Giveaway

Okay, now here’s the breakdown:

car hook1.  Clever Container is offering all customers a set of these clever Car Hooks (see photo) FREE with any purchase of $50 or more during March.

2.  If you are on Facebook, be sure to check out the Mystery Hostess Online Launch party event!

Even if you are not on Facebook, you can select that party during checkout from the online store, and you will be entered to win.

One guest will be named the party’s “hostess”, and will earn some wonderful gifts and rewards (depending on the party sales).  The party ends at midnight on March 30th!

3.  Do you know anyone who enjoys organizing?  Or someone who could use a little extra cash?

Clever Container is a young company, with less than 2500 consultants nationwide – so we have a wide open market!

If you refer someone to me who joins the Clever Container team, I will thank you with $25 in Clever Cash (gift certificate)!

4.  To help give everyone the opportunity to try out Clever Container products, I am offering a special sale:

10% off any order over $25, until midnight on March 30th.  

This absolutely DOES STACK with other offers!  A $50 order will receive free Car Hooks from the company, 10% off from me, and will provide you with extra entries into both the Blog Giveaway and the Mystery Hostess drawing!

5.  I am personally giving away some great products here on the blog.  The prize consists of both the PANIC No More filing system, and the adorable File the Pile filing box.  This prize has a total value of $41.

Just use the Rafflecoptor form, below, to enter!  This also ends at midnight on March 30th.

Organizing just got fun!  Good luck!

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Organization Giveaway!

File-The-Pile_detailAs if the free gifts in my last post (HERE) weren’t enough, I decided that I would just plain give away some Clever Container products, to help people see just how fabulous they are!

You can enter with the Rafflecoptor form right here on the blog. There are lots of ways to enter – something for everyone.

PANIC-No-More_list The prize consists of both the PANIC No More filing system, and the adorable File the Pile filing box.  This prize has a total value of $41.

Don’t panic when the snail mail comes in! Just pull out a recycling bin for the items you don’t need and file the rest into this easy, color-coded filing system. Comes with 25 color-coded folders, 25 peel and stick file labels, 6 labeled tabs and hanging file folders, and instructions.

car hookAny purchase you make through the Mystery Hostess Online Launch party will earn you:

  • TEN entries into this giveaway, AND
  • Entries into the party’s drawing for the Hostess gifts (amount depending on order size), AND
  • Any order of $50 or more will also earn the free set of car hooks! (Through the end of March)

Organizing just got fun! Good luck!

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Get Organized – with Gifts!

Stuff-It-Pink_detailWe’re working on a move out of state, so we have decided that moving into an RV is the way to go. Sound odd?

  • It will reduce our expenses, allowing us to save up for the cost of the move.
  • It will reduce expenses, allowing us to pay off the last of our debts and get our financial house in order.
  • It will reduce the cost of the move, since we will not need a huge truck or a storage unit.
  • It will make us mobile, in case the new job requires Wolf to attend military training in one or more other locations before our final destination.
  • It will free us of the clutter monster, and give our minimizing efforts a huge push forward.

CollageSo we have begun the purge, selling off the furniture, clearing out trash, and donating boxes and bags full of stuff to the Airman’s Attic.

I’ve also been on the hunt for some solutions for keeping the small spaces organized in the RV.

I found a company that had so many great organizing items for home, car, and travel… that I decided to join up!

Take a peek at my new Clever Container website, and see for yourself.  I even put up a Facebook Page!

And to top it off, I’m kicking off my new business with a Mystery Hostess Online LAUNCH Party!

If you are on Facebook, you can visit the Party Page.  But if you’re not, that’s okay, too!

Here’s how it works:

Help kick off my new business venture, and you may be the one selected (randomly) to be the party “Hostess” and earn free products and more!

** Every $50 order earns a free set of clever Car Hooks (a $12 value)!

** Earn 1 entry into the Mystery Hostess drawing just for placing an order. PLUS earn an additional entry for every $25 you spend. (A total of 1 entry for a $10 order, 2 entries for a $25 order, 3 for a $50 order, etc.). You must place an order to earn any other entries into the drawing.

** Earn 1 entry into the Mystery Hostess drawing for booking an online / catalog party of your own!

** Earn entries for inviting your friends to the party! 1 entry for inviting 1-15 friends, or “Sharing” on your wall; 2 entries for 16-30 friends; and so on!

** Earn another entry for each and every friend you invite who places an order. Make sure they comment on the Event page (or email me) with, “YourName invited me, and I ordered!”

Just visit: https://www.mycleverbiz.com/tiffanyh/shop/

Browse the products, or flip through the online catalog. As you complete your purchase online, the very bottom right corner will ask you to “Select Party”. Just select “Mystery Hostess online LAUNCH Party!” and you will be entered in the Mystery Hostess drawing.

SHOPPING IS OPEN NOW! This party will *end* at midnight on March 12th, so get your order in…

hooksI’m so excited to begin using the items that I received in my New Consultant Kit!  And I’m going to be placing an order with this party, myself, because there are a few more things that will really help out my organizing efforts.

If you’d like a paper catalog, feel free to request one through my Clever Container website (HERE).

And if you don’t win the Mystery Hostess drawing?  You can host a party of your own — entirely online and/or with catalogs — and earn free gifts all for yourself!

Headcovering Review and Giveaway

milli3Well, sometimes things work out better than you could have imagined. That was definitely the case after I wrote my post on Securing Headcoverings!

I discovered a lovely online store called the Millinery Shop.

Like many places, they offer a wig grip product:

Slipproofit! This SLIP-NOT WIG GRIP band is worn directly on your head under a hat pretied, scarf or wig. The crushed velour material holds everything in place. No more will your WIG -HAT – SCARF – PRETIED BANDANA slide back. This Velour item is extremely comfortable to wear with an adjustable velcro closure in the back.

But they have several wonderful differences from “many places.”

If you’re inclined, they offer fantastic wholesale discounts for volume purchases. Since their prices are already quite low, I imagine this would be a terrific business opportunity.

But more important for the rest of us: They produce their own merchandise, so they can make it however they need to!

This means that their products – including the wig grip – are offered in a fantastic variety of sizes. It also means that they can offer customization if needed.

Wow!

The Slip-Not Wig Grip, for example, has options for fabric (velour or cotton/velour), color (black, brown, champagne), and size (S, M , L, XL).

And look at all the other stuff they offer: from their array of pre-tied bandannas, snoods, hats, and other headcoverings, to gloves, iron-on accessories, and more.
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As you know from my prior post, size is a problem for me. However with this variety, I found myself with an overabundance of choices! At 24″ head circumference, it looked like I could easily use either a Large or an Extra Large!

They were kind enough to send me both – and they are, in fact, both comfortably usable! And even doing a crazy hybrid of wearing a tichel and having it back off my forehead a bit, they held the slippery scarf in place solidly.

I will definitely be shopping more for myself at the Millinery Shop, and I recommend it to you enthusiastically.

Want to try it out?

One lucky As For My House reader will win a Slip-Not Wig Grip (with options of your choosing!) from Millinery Shop! Just use the Rafflecoptor form, below, to enter the drawing.

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Disclosure: I received one or more complimentary products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my website and/or in social media. The sponsor is also providing the giveaway prize, to be shipped directly to the winner. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe may be good products/services for my readers. I disclose this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Securing Headcoverings

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I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before: I am 6’2″, so everything about me is just bigger in proportion – including my head circumference.

I can’t wear ready-made headbands and such because they are always too small. And the wig grip I got recently is no exception. It adjusts with velcro, but seems to go from “normal” DOWNWARDS to “small”, rather than larger.

*sigh*

I wear snappy clips or hairpins to hold my coverings in place now, but I would like to expand to some tichel or other scarf styles that don’t allow for that. (And they slip around too much without it – I did try!)

What type of coverings do you wear? How do you secure your coverings?

Happy Homeschool New Year

sharkSo, another half school year has gone by since my last school update, “No Child Left Behind“.  Once again, I find myself at the point where I have had to make some adjustments in my school calendar, and even the logistics of my lesson plans.

We have just completed the “common” work for the school year which might ideally have ended in May (the year we are calling 2nd Grade / Pre-K).  So after the first of the year, we will take up the new school year, 3rd Grade / K (which “began” in September).  Since I would like to get this common section a bit more back on track with the customary school year, I will be making an effort to work through it diligently, so that we can finish sooner than this time next year.

Their separate subjects, however, continue to diverge.

R.T. started in on his K Math and Language Arts activities over the summer, and is well on his way to being totally done with them.  Not entirely sure where to go with him at this point.

Miss J …  Ah, Miss J.  Since we delayed a year because of her total lack of response with reading, the work she has been doing alongside her “2nd Grade” school year was 1st Grade Math and LA.  And although we are now finished with the common areas, she’s still lagging with her separate work.

So, what’s a mother to do?

One of the things I appreciate about Sonlight, as the teacher, is that all the lesson plans are made, coordinated, and placed together in an orderly fashion in a 3-ring tabbed binder.
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Behind each week’s tab goes the common “core” material, the Science material, Jewel’s material, and R.T’s material.

For the last few months this has been quite a confusing situation.  With the common subjects we had reached one week, but Jewel’s work was way back somewhere else, and so on.

I had one spare smaller binder on hand, from the old Core I bought used (read about that adventure HERE), so I purchased one small binder and two sets of weekly tabs from Sonlight.

Now the Core (with Science), Jewel, and R.T. will each have a home of their own, and a pace of their own.

It is my hope that this will let us track each of those at their own pace.  I can keep the common subjects in sync with the usual school year schedule, while R.T. can work ahead, and Jewel can take the time she needs.

I am hopeful about this change.  It allows me to keep doing their Core together (easier for me, and I think nice for them, to be working together), yet give them the developmentally-appropriate support that each of them needs …  which is, after all, one of the fundamental benefits of homeschooling.

 

TT Holiday Deals

TT HolidayMost of you have probably seen a reference to Tropical Traditions, here or on another blog, even if you aren’t currently shopping there.

I just couldn’t resist the opportunity to share some of their holiday deals with you. They are the choice of many, many foodie bloggers for healthy fats like Virgin Coconut Oil and Palm Oil, as well as a wide range of other healthy goodies.

From now through Christmas (hurry!!) you can get a TOTALLY FREE bottle of their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil (with your order of just $12.99 or more)!  (Must place free item in cart, will not be automatically added to order).

There are also MANY other sales throughout the site, including (but NOT limited to) these:

  • 40% OFF GRASS-FED GROUND BISON ENDS TODAY!
  • ORGANIC COCONUT CREAM CONCENTRATE 32 OZ.: BUY 1 GET 1 FREE ENDS THURSDAY
  • 40% OFF ALL MOISTURIZING LOTIONS
  • 35% OFF ORGANIC MAPLE SYRUP

PLUS, Tropical Traditions has a free gift for you through their Referral Program:

If you are a new customer, as an As For My House reader you will receive a complimentary copy of the book Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s lives and how it can change yours! by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy with your order. This book is filled with testimonies and research showing how healthy coconut oil is, and it also includes over 85 recipes showing how one can incorporate coconut into their diet.

Just select “Referred by a friend” when asked, and in the box that says “How did you hear of us?” enter my Sponsor ID number: 5689476.

Posts may contain affiliate links. If you purchase a product through an affiliate link your costs will be the same but As For My House will receive a small commission. This helps cover some of the costs for this site. We appreciate your support.
Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe may be good products/services for my readers.
I disclose this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Amazon’s Prime Deal

amazonI really, really enjoy my Amazon Prime membership, because I can get pretty much anything shipped right to me – fast and free.  Since so many things I buy aren’t available locally, Amazon, and Amazon Prime, is a lifesaver.

But do you know what I just recently found out?

They have a whole library of movies and TV that you can stream … FREE!

Can’t really beat that, can you?

Okay, here’s one better, just for you:

You can have a totally FREE Prime membership for 30 days, which includes ALL the benefits, such as the shipping AND the video streaming.

So try it out.  Enjoy it for a month.  Cancel if you don’t think it’s worth it.  (Or get a couple of family members to share the cost with you!)

Nothing to lose…

Posts may contain affiliate links. If you purchase a product through an affiliate link your costs will be the same but As For My House will receive a small commission. This helps cover some of the costs for this site. We appreciate your support.

Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe may be good products/services for my readers.

I disclose this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Growing Pains

what-is-wordpress-all-about-logoThings look different around here, don’t they?

And the theme keeps changing.  And the sidebar keeps changing.

Please bear with me!

We started the blog on the domain “www.as-for-my-house.com”, because we really, really wanted to have our name…  but a real estate agent owned the simpler version.

Luckily for us (sadly for him, probably), the domain became available, and we gleefully purchased “www.asformyhouse.com”.  For a temporary measure, we just set it up to forward to the established blog location.

Well, days turned into weeks turned into months.  Wolf has had his plate more than full, and with my daily pain level I am not able to do the type of work required to get things switched over.

Finally, as with the decision to hire some youth friends to help with the Littles’ school reading and such (see the post on Coming Out of the Closet with Chronic Illness), we steeled ourselves to the reality that we needed some help.

I struck a deal for a very fair price with my Facebook friend Jocelyn, who had been kind enough to tweak a few WordPress things for me in the past when I got stuck.  (Message Jocelyn Dixon on Facebook if you find yourself in need of help!)

What neither of us knew was that it was going to turn into a monstrous nightmare of ghost files and corrupted settings.  Eeeek!

Well, I THINK we are more-or-less done.

The blog now resides at www.asformyhouse.com.  Although the old domain will forward, please update your bookmarks!

The theme I designed was one of the casualties of the move, so we are using one of the available WordPress free themes to get by until we get to a point where we can worry about that.  (It may change another time or two before we settle – they each have different features that may or may not work with my blogging style).

The list of “Links” and resources I had collected?  Still MIA as of this posting.  Hopefully Jocelyn can tease it out of the server somehow…

So, again, I ask you to please bear with us, as we move forward.

 

 

 

 

 

Classic Clothing Store

Yes, I mean the lower-case, adjective type “classic.” But I also mean the fantastic web shop Classic Clothing Store. (You may have seen references and links here in the past to Ringger Clothing – these are the same fine folks in their swanky new digs).

We have purchased from them before, and have always been delighted with the garments, the quality, the service – just everything!

For our particular needs, it’s important that they are happy to customize things – longer, smaller waist, add pockets, or whatever you need. Except where indicated otherwise, all of their products are made-to-order, so you can ask about any changes that strike your fancy.

The photos shown feature our lovely spokes-model Jewel, showing off her new Girl Blouse with Ruffles in Pink Floral.

You can click through to buy your own. Or why not click through anyway, just to check out my lovely girl over on their site?

The blouse is a great fit, and the color scheme is perfect for my little princess. She even had some new barrettes that coordinate perfectly.

Of course, it’s available in other colors, too, if your princess has different tastes. And they do feature a full array of modest clothing for women and girls – dresses, jumpers, skirts, tops, slips, accessories, and more… even fabric and patterns to do it yourself.

While you’re over at Classic Clothing, be sure to check out the Deal of the Day page. Great deals, and plenty of items that are in-stock for quick shipping.

And if you hurry (through December 10th), you can also take advantage of Free Shipping on any order over $100 with the code FREESHIP .

Just in time for the holidays – dressing up yourself and your daughter, or for gift-giving.

NOTE: If you’re planning to pay with a credit card, be sure to follow the instructions on the Shopping Cart page and select “PayPal” as your payment method. You don’t need to have an account, that’s just the processor they use for charges.

I received a discount on my Classic Clothing order, to provide me with products for a possible review on this blog.

All posts may contain affiliate links. If you purchase a product through an affiliate link your costs will be the same but As For My House will receive a small commission. This helps cover some of the costs for this site. We appreciate your support. [Ringger / Classic Clothing does not have an affiliate program. I have nothing to gain but the knowledge that I pointed you to a good resource!]

Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe may be good products/services for my readers.

I disclose this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”