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February 23, 2018

Netflix shows centered around Antiques

Antiques Store in Las Vegas
From a very young age my family has enjoyed shopping for Antiques at Sales. No matter if we are on vacation we still find time to search out deals. Watching Netflix to feed this passion of finding great deals during the Winter months. Enjoy our look around Boulder City, Nevada at Antique shops while I suggest some great Netflix shows!! I also threw in some DIY/ Home improvement shows as well because that is what we use many of our finds. Restoring my house I bought when I was 20 back to it's former traditional style.
Boulder City, Nevada Sign
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1. Backyard Bounty- These guys know how to search out treasures in the back countries of the US. 
2. Deal$rs Put your Money where your mouth Is- Love watching to see what they find while out shopping.
Boulder City street
3. Find it, Fix it, Flog it- Watch as Auctioneers find pieces to resell. See who gets the bigger bang for their buck!
4. Can't Pay we'll Take it away- This is not so much finding deals but what happens when people do not pay. Watch as the repo teams take back items that people have NOT paid for.
Boulder City street Market
5. The Renters- Watch as landlords clean up apartments people left in horrific conditions.

6. Carver Kings- Watch as guys make wooden creations and then later sell them.
Antiques displayed outdoors
7. Deals, Wheels and Steals- These people buy cars without knowing if they will even run. Watch as they buy to resell.
8. Reno my Reno- Everyone loves great renovation house projects!
Cast Iron Dog statue
9. Brojects- Just another great home renovation show I had t mention.
10. Canada's Worst Handyman- I think the name of this show says it ALL.
Vintage restored Truck
11. Selling Houses with Sarah Beeny's-While redoing my home I have thought about selling it many times!
12. Treasures from the wreck of the unbelievable- I threw this show in because many times I come across underwater pieces in my deal shopping adventures!
Netflix shows centered around Antiques
Do you shop Yard Sales??
What DIY/Home Improvement or Antique show is your favorite??

February 20, 2018

Eco-friendly Way to Send Flowers

Valentine's Day was last week and I have to say i did NOT buy flowers this year! The price of flowers have drastically gone up over the years especially if you want them delivered. 
I love fresh flowers in the house but they tend to die quickly. I can't justify spending loads of money on something that will die in two days! I have found a solution that will save you money and still allow you to send flowers!
The Flowerling app allows you to do what you already love to do – send flowers – but in a new way. Using this app also makes a positive impact on the world we all share.

“This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for the Flowerling App. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
The Flowering app is free to download from iTunes and you get 3 days to play around. Flowerling purchases are made using coins that you can buy through the app. 
5 coins is equivalent to $0.99 
10 coins is $1.99 
26 coins is $4.99 
38 coins is $6.99 
55 coins is $9.99 
These are just some examples of purchases you could make. You can select individual flowers, potted plants or bouquets. It really is just like going to the Florist shop without the traveling hassle! Each day you can watch your flower change, open and eventually die (don't worry you can composting once it has died).
For every flower sent they plant a Mangrove Tree in Madagascar with the Eden Reforestation project. Why Madagascar you ask? It’s a nation with over 200,000 species of plants and animals that don’t exist anywhere else in the world, but more than 90% of their forests have been destroyed. Planting 1 tree, or 2 or 3, will help tremendously as the years go on to rebuild what was lost.
The Flowerling App is not only easy to use but is a socially conscience and eco-friendly way to buy and send flowers.
Who would do you send flowers to?
Which flower is your favorite??

February 16, 2018

Combat the cold with a BlindSpotz Sensor

Should be no question we live in the North East area where cold weather dwells. One day it can be 40 degrees and the next -14 degrees. Cold fronts, lake effect snow move in just as quick. Every Fall we  prepare the house for these frigid temperatures.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Review Wire Media for BlindSpotz.
This year one of our windows, I thought, has not been keeping the cold out. How can you really test it and do any other windows/doors need to be replaced? After searching around I found BlindSpotz DIY Cold Sensor. This little device tests cold areas in your home! 
They come in a package and you just peel them off and stick on your walls. 
It is so simple and easy to use!
The typical energy efficiency audit costs between $300 and $500. Not only is that expensive, the contractor will come when it is convenient for him (the middle of a single day) not when it is the best time to figure out where your problems lie (usually at night or on a colder day).
I would much rather save my money to buy replacement windows if needed and use the Blindspotz sensors myself.  The results are simple and obvious!
If you are wondering all of our windows/doors tested well except the window in question. i had a feeling that was the issue but checked the whole house just to be on the safe side!
Ready to WIN some of your own?? 3 packages of BlindSpotz are being given away, Retail Value $9.99 each!! If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again.

February 15, 2018

Buying new Appliances at Best Buy

Last year we won several times at bingo. Why am I telling YOU this? I thought I would share what I spent the money on. I also want to share some of the HORRIFIC experiences we had along the way! I truly hope this helps some of you, do your research!! 
The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. 
I kept my bingo winnings and added to it over the year saving enough to replace all of our appliances. I thought after owning my home now for almost 13 years it was a nice time to splurge! While I do still stand behind this idea, I will say it MATTERS which store you purchase your appliances from ! Our closest Best Buy is about an hour from us so I typically try to shop local. NEVER again after the experiences we had (still having actually)! I purchased our stove at another store locally ( I will leave their name out but if you are clever enough you can pinpoint which store, think "orange"). The stove was delivered by a third party (basically guys who rented a van and threw it in our home) and came faulty (the burners are not lined up and are burning the top of the stove finish off). This particular model has since been recalled and we are still waiting for the replacement 4 months LATER! My washer and dryer combo was bought at Best Buy ( thank goodness)! They delivered them with a week and even installed them! Plus, they have a wonderful guarantee and geek squad protection plan. Now, I did a lot of research to models, brands to pick the best fit for our family. Applances can be expensive so you really need to do your research and Best Buy will even Price match!

From 1/11-4/25 receive up to $500 off a LG laundry solution for your home.

Because of such a great offer I thought i would share some LG appliances in case you are also in the market. 
The LG’s TwinWash system is great for small loads that can’t wait (The sweatpants after hot yoga, the red shirt in a pile of whites, the dirty school uniform on a Sunday night) there is the LG SideKick pedestal washer. You can even use it simultaneously while you do a bigger load up top on your LG Front load washer. Not only do these washers have mega capacity to tackle any size load, they are energy efficient while giving you the best cleaning performance. 

 If you're interested in refreshing your clothes without laundering, consider the LG Styler ─ a steam clothing care system that can reduce wrinkles and odors in as little as 20 minutes. A large capacity lets you reduce the number of loads you do, and an anti-vibration system cuts down on noise and damage to flooring. 
Raise your appliances to a comfortable height and get valuable storage with a traditional pedestal. Or choose the SideKick pedestal washer that will wash an additional small load ─ perfect for a load of delicate items. 
I had the pedestal for years and enjoyed it. Since we are moving our laundry to our bedroom floor I no longer need this option. When I purchased my machines I did spend a bit more for larger capacity. I like to wash/dry my king sized comforters at home. Again these are personal options but I thought I would share.
Have you ever bought new appliances?
What brand of appliances do you have currently??

February 7, 2018

Valentine's Day Inspired Cookies

 School's typically celebrate all holidays. Which means parents have to either break out our creative side or buy something to supply the classroom. Call me old fashion but I still enjoy making something for my child to bring in. This month is his Valentine's Day party! I decided to put a festive spin on Betty Crocker's cookie recipe. 
 What you will need:
Heart shaped cookie cutter
1 family size package of M&M candies
3/4 cup granulated sugar 
3/4 cup packed brown sugar 
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla 
1 egg 
2 1/4 cups flour 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
Nonstick cookie sheets ( I recommend the Calphalon baking set!)
Mix sugars, butter, vanilla and egg in large bowl. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt (dough will be stiff). Roll out dough and cut them into heart shapes. We used single and double heart cutters. 
 Once they are cut out we pushed the candies in. 
Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes. Serve & Enjoy!
Anyone else still bake cookies for school??
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