When I created my own business cards from my home computer they came out really good but since then my phone number has changed, my focus has changed and well the image I used on my cards doesn’t have my current business logo on them. This means it’s time for good old Brandy Ellen’s business cards to get a makeover.
I have always created my own business cards at home because I wasn’t able to find a cheap online printing company to do my business cards. I understand it’s important for a business owner and a blogger to have professional business cards that are high quality and say something about their business and who they are. Unique business cards printed from an online printing company would help you show the world who you are and lead them to utilize your services or resources. At the same time it is also important not to go broke in the process of creating business cards!
Whether you are like me and in need of a business card makeover or just simply haven’t had the time to create business cards for your online business, blog or similar I think it’s time you take a moment to think about how important it is to have a business card. Think about it, the next time you are in a store and someone asks you what you do for a living. Of course you can reply with an elevator pitch to intrigue them but then what do you hand them so that they have a website to visit when they get back home? A business card of course. So have you printed your business cards yet?
Happy Saturday friends, we begin another wonderful weekend with a huge list of giveaways! My current giveaways are listed under Happily Blended Giveaways take a moment to go check them out after you link up below or enter the ones below.
I love Crayola, don’t you? They are the best crayons in the whole wide world and yet they also have colored pencils and markers too, not to mention many more products. Well did you know that Crayola has started going green? Oh yes indeed, they have started to use solar power to reduce waste! As part of Crayola’s ever-evolving green initiative, this back-to-school season, Crayola is making crayons with solar power, markers from recycled bottle caps and colored pencils from reforested wood. Pretty neat, right? I know my daughter is all of a sudden interested in recycling our products or trash from home as a way to save energy and reduce waste. I have no clue where she learned it from but clearly many kids around the world are looking to help and when a big name company that kids love starts getting involved it only gives those kids ideas a leg to stand on even more!
There is new packages that you may have noticed while doing your back to school shopping, if you have even done it, I know I am slacking and haven’t yet, with only a couple weeks to spare I better go soon! The new packages from Crayola that are “green” will have special icons so that you can see that they are the “green” Crayola products. These “green” essential back to school products include:
Crayola Markers – Thanks to new, innovative ways to manufacture Crayola markers from recycled bottle caps, “black” is the new “green!” Crayola markers will now have black barrels instead of white, which allows for more recycled plastic to be used and gives a second life to more than 1 million pounds of plastic bottle caps. Plus, switching to black barrels keeps hundreds of tons of plastic out of landfills each year. Available in 10-ct. Broadline Classic Colors, 10-ct. Broadline Assorted Colors, 10-ct. Fineline Classic Colors, 8-ct. Washable Broadline and 8-ct. Washable Fineline.
Crayola Green 24-ct. Crayons – The quintessential school supply found in virtually every elementary classroom will be made with the power of the sun. More than 26,200 solar panels will convert sunlight into electricity, generating the energy required to make 1 billion of the 3 billion crayons Crayola makes each year, which equals 60 million 24-ct. boxes. Mother Earth will be smiling down on every forest green, pine green and jungle green crayon that rolls off the assembly line!
Crayola Green Colored Pencils – Committed to protecting the rain forests since 1987, all Crayola colored pencils have been made from reforested wood instead of wood sourced from tropical rainforest or endangered species. For every tree used, a new tree of the same species is planted. The 12-, 24-, 36-, and 50-ct. boxes of Crayola Colored Pencils will be among the first to carry the “Eco-Evolution” callout on their packaging.
Today you can enter to win a prize package from Crayola and MyBlogSpark!What will you win? A Crayola “Green Back-to-School Essentials” prize pack that includes Crayola Green Markers, Crayola Green Crayons and Crayola Green Colored Pencil!
Giveaway starts today and will end at 11:59pm EST on September 4th
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I’ve never been a person to pop diet pills, I personally feel they are a lazy way to try to lose weight. To me the feeling of pride and accomplishment with a daily workout routine not only helps with weight loss but boosts your spirits. Due to the leg issue I was and still am having I stopped my EA Sports Active workouts. Within just a few weeks of not working out I found myself feeling insecure about my body.
Without workouts my stomach and biceps were getting larger and it was happening fast. All my life the tummy and biceps were my trouble spots. After giving birth to three kids the trouble spots became even worse without a workout routine. So I am in need of focus and energy for a workout routine again. The insecure feelings cause me to become the “old Brandy” who questions everything and worries constantly. I refuse to become an insecure person and am a firm believer that my mindset is easier controlled with a workout routine.
I have taken measurements and weight as well as noted I am in a size 13 pants. I am determined to keep up with workouts this time and have even taken current pictures, that I can’t get to at this moment because my home server computer is down and the hubs is working. I plan to share my before photos soon and try to update with pictures as often as possible. I am serious about getting rid of that extra flab and I know with the support of the online community I will be able to do this!
Who’s going to work with me on this and help support each other? What has worked for you to keep up with a regular exercise routine?
Back in the day I used to be a bit crazy and would use self defense as an excuse when getting into an argument or physical confrontation with someone, however, that is different when you are talking about true self defense against a person or animal that you are in danger from. Whether you are male or female having self defense products such as pepper spray will give you the one up on your attacker.
Don’t think pepper spray will totally suck on that attacker or intruder? Well think about it, pepper spray is derived from hot cayenne peppers so head on over to your local produce place and pick up some of these and touch them, from there proceed to touch your eye. It will burn really badly, so please really do not do that for your own safety, hot cayenne peppers are nothing to mess with unless you are using them in something you are cooking!
Self defense is something many people lack, we are not usually trained self defense techniques in high school, however, there seems to be more and more classes on self defense and let me tell you what I know a can of good ol’ MACE will get that job done for you to deter your attacker from proceeding so that you can call for help or run fast as fast can be away from the situation.
So tell me, what types of self defense personal security products have you used? Have you ever taken self defense classes, how did they work out for you?