Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I Voted!

I voted today! I can't wait to see the out come of this election.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Savings on my Silhouette Cameo purchase

My new Silhouette Cameo! 
I finally broke down and purchased a brand new Silhouette Cameo cutting machine about two weeks ago.  I wanted to save as much as I could, so here is how I made my purchase. 

Basically, I went to Ebates first to see if there were any coupons available.  I found a coupon link to Overstock.com which gave me $10 off purchase over $200 plus 3% cash back to my Ebates account. Look at the summary of my purchase below:

My purchase summary:

Coupon Savings:- $10.00
Total Paid to Overstock$266.99
Ebates Cash Back                                8.01

Plus I received FREE Silhouette Cameo $25 and $10 download gift cards. Not bad right?

I just checked Ebates this morning and right now,  if you go through Ebates' Overstock Coupon Link, you will get $25 off of your over $250 purchase at Overstock. (Hurry this expires tomorrow 9/6/2012. (I wish I've waited!!!  I could have saved $15 dollars more!) 

If you want the same deal/bundle that I purchased, just search on the item number below once you get to Overstock.com via Ebates coupon link. 

Silhouette Cameo 12-inch x 10-inch Die-Cutting Machine with $25 Gift Card + $10 Gift Card   Item #: 80004559

You will pay $254.99 at overstock, but you will get 3%, about $7.65 cash back to your Ebates account. You will get your cash back by PayPal after a certain period. (Please read more about Ebates policy on how you get paid at their website). I hope that what I am writing here make sense. Sorry if it sounds confusing.... If you have any questions, please leave me a comment below. Oh and I also included some screenshots as well. 

Ebates offers tons of other merchants' coupons, discounts and cash backs, so make sure to check them out by following the link here!

Happy Savings! 

Ebates Coupon link for Overstock Screenshot

Shopping cart screenshot from Overstock
*This post contains my referral link to Ebates. This post is not affiliated with Overstock or Silhouette America. This post was written 100% based on my own online shopping experience. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Neglecting my blog....

I have been neglecting this blog for a while.... There were so many personal issues. The past few months have been very tough on me and my family but I think things are starting to get back to normal. Lately, I haven't had much time taking care of my online business. However, I am still making sales through my online shops at PreciousTees™ at Cafepress™, PreciousTees™ at Spreadshirt and so on. My sales are definitely up! It's not at the same level of income that I used to make before my youngest one was born, but I am slowly making my way there. Wish me luck everyone!
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

My items sold!

I had 2 things listed on my Etsy shop, 0525 Designs and they got sold!!!! Yay! Of all the things happening in my life, these successful transactions made my day.  My shop is empty now and I need to add more items.  I will be creating more handmade / digital graphic things to keep myself busy, so that I don't think too much about my mother's illness. We are getting my mother's test results tomorrow..... I am really praying/hoping that lymphoma has not spread out to other parts of her body.

Friday, February 3, 2012

My life....

I haven't been writing lately because there are so many things going on in my life......

1. Unexpected graphic design freelance job came to me two weeks ago. This job was to design & print baby shower invitations. I just delivered 25 professionally printed invitations today to my client and she was very happy with the final prints :-) 

2. I have been updating my professional online design portfolio for my freelance business. 

3. My father-in-law got rushed to E.R. 2 weeks ago and we still do not know what is going on with him. He got admitted back to the hospital again tonight....:-( more blood work for him and hopping to get all the results on monday. 

4. My mother had a major surgery to remove lumps from her neck last week. Her biopsy results came back yesterday and it was malignant :-( She has cancer, lymphoma. At this point, we do not know what stage of cancer she has.... She is going to get her full body scan next week to see if cancer has spread to other parts of her body. We will find out her result on Wednesday. My mother is a breast cancer survivor as well (15 years). She was always positive and tough during her breast cancer treatment through chemotherapy & radiation therapy that she received 15 years ago. She is very positive that she can fight against cancer again and return to her normal life. I have been talking to her a lot and trying to give her emotional support.

5. Can't talk about it in details, but I'm going through some legal stuff with my business. 

So this is my life now.... things always happen to me like this. Just one thing after another. 
I would be greatly appreciated if you could keep my mom and father-in-law in your prayers. I am really praying/hoping that Dr.'s can find the right treatment for them so that they can get well soon. 

Good night and hope everyone have a great weekend! 

Monday, January 9, 2012

Preparing for my little one's birthday party.....

My little one is turning 3 next month. It is still a little early to plan for her party, but I need to at least start thinking about it. I plan to invite some of my little one's good friends. In the past, I hired a person/clown to entertain the kids for my oldest one's birthday party. However, I am changing that habit of hiring people...... For my little one's party, I plan to be the entertainer, so that I can save some money. I will become a balloon twister. I have learned balloon twisting by watching YouTube. I love YouTube! I am learning so much stuff for FREE! So far, I've mastered to make a balloon flower, giraffe, sword, monkey, elephant, hat and etc. Recently, I made a flower balloon sword for my friend's little girl for her birthday. It was a big hit! She loved the twisted balloon!!!!
Based on my past experiences, if you hire a clown/balloon twister, they charge you around $110-$150 for 1 hour of entertainment.  That's a lot of money that you can be saving.... If you are looking for kids' birthday entertainment ideas, why not learn to twist balloons. Balloon twisting is so easy and saves you tons of money by doing it yourself.  Just visit YouTube and watch the how to video's on balloon twisting :-)  Happy Savings!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! It's amazing that my husband and I made it though 12a.m.! In the last few years, we were past out in bed by 10p.m. on New Year's eve. I thought that I was not able to stay up, but I ate starbucks peppermint mocha ice scream right around 9p.m. It really helped me to stay up, but now I have a problem. I can't sleep!!!!!  Since the ice cream contained coffee, I'm all wired up. It is almost 2a.m. Everyone is tucked in bed and here I am blogging. I need to sleep.... I know my little one will come down around 6a.m. to wake me up:-( Not looking forward to it.......