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Monday, July 29, 2013

Money-makin' Monday: ClixSense

It's Monday so that means it's time for another great money-making opportunity for you all to check out. This week I have another PTC (Paid to Click) site for you to check out. ClixSense is a super easy way to make money. Once you click this link to sign up, you can start earning money just by clicking ads. I normally only do the ad-clicking part each day, but you can earn a lot more by completing offers and checking out the tasks section of ClixSense. Another great way to try to earn bonuses with ClixSense is by using the ClixGrid. ClixSense does use PayPal for payouts, so you need to make sure you have an account set up. As always, get all of your friends to sign up so you can earn money when they click, too. I have a couple of my payments posted below for you to see. If you have any questions feel free to post them in the comments below.

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Nails Inspired by...My Husband's Drift Car

So I just wanted to take a moment to share a picture of my nails with you. I normally wouldn't put these 3 colors together, but I was inspired by the paint job on my husband's drift car after seeing this video tutorial by MissJenFABULOUS on YouTube. I usually don't do a lot of nail art type stuff but I like that it's different and I am thinking of doing a little series of nails inspired by the crazy designs of FormulaD cars. If you are more into cars, than into nails, you can keep up with my husband's drift news HERE.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Jamberry Nails: Day 14

I just wanted to do a quick little update of my Jamberry nail shields before I take them off. It has been two weeks since I applied them. As you can see, there's still not much tip wear. They still look really good. I figured it was about time to take them off, though, because there is a good deal of growth at the nail bed. Really, though, I don't know any nail polish that would last for 2 weeks on my nails the way the Jamberry did. I will definitely be buying some more of these!

Click HERE for my initial Jamberry application
DAY 4 of my Jamberry nails

Tarte Giveaway over at Le Chateau Des Fleurs (ends 8/1)

Buzzworthy Books of Summer iPad Mini Giveaway (ends 8/14)

Get your Ipsy GlamBag for only $10.00/month!

Join Bluum and get lots of goodies for you and your baby for only $24.95/month

Friday, July 26, 2013

Free Pattern Friday: Striped Baby Leg Warmers

One of the cutest things is seeing some chubby little baby legs in leg warmers. Here's an adorable free pattern from By Hook or By Crook. They look so simple and so precious!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

You're Invited...Come Join Me!!!

So I have just joined Ipsy. If you don't know what Ipsy is, then I will give you a brief rundown of it. You only pay one flat fee of $10.00/month. They pay the shipping. Then each month you get what's called a glam bag. It's a bag filled with deluxe samples and full-size beauty products. I first heard about these from 2 different beauty guru channels on YouTube. Each month they unbox their Ipsy. It's pretty exciting because you don't know what's going to be sent. I have seen the bags with products that add up from $30.00-$60.00 worth of products so the bags pay for themselves and then some. If you would like to join in, just CLICK HERE. There is a wait list, but you will not be charged until a spot opens up for you. I can't wait to get my first Ipsy bag. I promise to do a blog post with all of my goodies that I get as soon as I do! In the meantime, check out these two videos from my favorite beauty gurus MissJenFABULOUS and EleventhGorgeous. they will show you all of their Ipsy glam bag goodies.

Another monthly subscription box service that I am thinking of checking out is Bluum. This is a service where you get a box of goodies that are hand-picked for your child whatever his or her age is. I have not signed up for my first box yet but I am seriously considering it because it would be great to get some goodies for my 2-year-old. As soon as I sign up, I will make sure I do an unboxing blog post for you. All of the ones I have seen online have some seriously awesome items in them and are valued at way more than the $24.95/month fee. If you opt for the annual service, it's only $249.50 so it's like getting 2 months FREE. Clicks this link if you think Bluum is something you would like to sign up for.
If you already subscribe to these services, I would love to know what you think and possibly even know what sort of goodies you have received in your boxes, so just leave a comment below to let me know. Thanks!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Subscription Boxes: Yay or Nay?

It seems like the hot thing right now are subscription boxes. I had no idea there was anything out there like this until I saw some mention of them on some YouTube beauty channels that I'm subscribed to. Upon doing a Google search on "subscription boxes", I have found that these are not only geared towards beauty items, but there are also a lot of great subscription boxes for moms, children, crafty boxes, food subscriptions, and even ones for men. I would love to try out a couple of the more inexpensive ones and blog about what I receive and what sort of value they are.
My question for you all is this: Do you subscribe to any boxes in particular? What do you think? Are they worth the money you pay? Let me know down in the comments!! Thanks and have a great Tuesday!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Money-makin' Monday: SendEarnings

So last week for Money-makin' Monday, I introduced you all to Inbox Dollars. This week I have an identical program for you. Just like Inbox Dollars you will receive a $5.00 sign-on bonus when you sign up with Send Earnings. This is a chance to make double the money if you sign up for both programs. Visit this blog post from last week, read about Inbox Dollars, then come back to Send Earnings to get signed up. Below is one of my payments from the program. I have a few more but they are saved to my laptop and I am using the hubby's at the moment. As always, feel free to post any questions in the comments below. I also wouldn't mind hearing your success stories, so feel free to post those as well! Have a great week!

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Current Giveaway...and Some Upcoming Giveaways!!

Don't forget to enter the Tarte Giveaway that I'm a part of. It ends in just 11 days!

Here are some giveaways that will be beginning really soon! You DON'T want to miss these! If you are a blogger and want to sign up, just click the links for more info, and make sure to let them know that The Adventures of a Yarnaholic Mommy sent you.
-Buzzworthy Books of Summer iPad Mini Giveaway. You can visit Children Teaching Mama for more info.
-Dog Days of Summer $200 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway at One Punky Mama
-What's On Your Wish List $1,000 Gift Card Giveaway at Mom Powered Media

Friday, July 19, 2013

Free Pattern Friday: Roadway Throw

I was so excited when I found this FREE patter by Red Heart Yarns. My sons LOVE cars, so this Roadway Throw is perfect for them. You could even scale it down to make small travel-size ones, too.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Jamberry Nails: Day 4

So I just wanted to do a quick follow-up on my Jamberry Nail Shields that I tried on Satuday. If you didn't see my last post, you can click here to read about my experience with them.

Yesterday was Day 4 of having my Jamberry nail shields on. As you can see in the picture below my nail polish hasn't fared very well in 4 days, but my Jamberry nail still looks great. There's a tiny bit of tip wear, but it's barely noticeable.

I took the green polish off and re-painted my nails that don't have the Jamberry nail shields. This is another old bottle of polish I had. I don't even think they sell it anymore. It's Nail Fantasies by Bari Cosmetics and the color is High Tide.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Money-makin' Monday: Inbox Dollars

Hello, I hope you all had a great weekend. Are you ready to find out a new way to make some money? Today I would like to introduce you to Inbox Dollars. With this program, you will make money by doing simple tasks such as reading emails, taking surveys, shopping online, or even something as easy as searching the web. As with all of these program, Inbox Dollars is FREE to sign up, but here's something get a $5.00 sign-up BONUS!! That's right, they will pay you to join! Click HERE to get started. With this program you will be paid via check once your account reaches $30.00. The more you do, the quicker you will get paid, and you will get paid for all of your referrals, too! I have posted only a couple of my checks below for you to see that you really do get paid. As always, if you have questions, just leave them in the comments below. Have a great week!

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Jamberry Nails with Heather H.

Ever since I was in high school (a long time ago...LOL), I have loved to do my nails. I would polish them every night after finishing my homework so they would match my outfit for the next day. Since I've gotten older and had children, I still love to do my nails, but don't always have time. I've never been one to get my nails done professionally for the sake of cost and time, plus wearing artificial nails just isn't my cup of tea. Last year I started seeing these Jamberry nail shields all over Facebook. I've been wanting to try them, but have been hesitant about spending money on something that I feel I wouldn't use often. Just a few weeks ago a friend of mine sent me an event invite on Facebook for her online Jamberry party. The consultant she was selling under sent me these great samples. Yesterday I had a bit of free time so I decided to give them a try.

Here is how it came out:

It was very easy to apply. The only tools needed are a hairdryer (or small desktop heater), an orange stick, some small scissors, and a nail file. The nail shields come in all different sizes and there are hundreds of designs. Now I am a mom of 5 and I make my money by crocheting. So the HUGE plus side of these is that once I applied them, there was no drying time. I could get back to my children, start cooking dinner, or get back to my crocheting right away. Right now if you order with Heather you can buy 3 sets and get 1 free! Just click this link to check out all of the great designs.
Now since this was only a sample, I had to do something else with my other nails, so I used this Daredevil Frost by Sally Hansen. It's a pretty old bottle of polish, so I'm pretty sure they don't make it anymore. In fact, I was quite surprised that it wasn't all goopy. I do like how this color looked with the Jamberry Summer Chevron design, though.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Free Pattern Friday: Baseball Cozy

Oh dear, it's already after 7:00 p.m. and it seems I have not yet posted today's free pattern. My excuse is that I've been running my kids to and from their sports camps this week and completely for got to schedule my post. To keep with the sports theme, I found this simple pattern for a Crocheted Baseball Cozy from Yarnovations. Not only do you get a free pattern, but you also get a recipe for some yummy Caramel Corn. What's great about this pattern is that it's extremely versatile, in that you can change the colors for whatever sport you are making the cozy for. I suppose you could even add a border to the top and bottom for your favorite team colors. Enjoy this week's free pattern and have a great weekend!

Also, make sure you join us over at Prop Till You Drop for our weekend Prop Party!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Celebrating 4K fans over at Kristin's Kreations

Today only (Tuesday, July 9, 2013), get 14% off any ready-to-ship item over at Kristin's Kreations!! Thank you all, and have a wonderful Tuesday!!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Money-makin' Monday: NeoBux

For this week's Money-makin' Monday, I want to introduce you to NeoBux. NeoBux is what is known as a "paid-to-click site", meaning that you are given a certain number of ads, you click the link, then you are paid a certain amount of money. It's pretty simple, which means you will not make a lot of money, but hey, it's extra cash. It's FREE to sign up. You will need some type of payment account in order to receive your payments...either PayPal, Payza, or Neteller. I always use PayPal for everything since I am unfamiliar with the other two. The one thing about NeoBux that you must remember is that if you have referrals, you will not earn from them unless you click ads that same day. HERE is the link for you to sign up for NeoBux. I have also included some screen shots from some of my payouts. These aren't all of them, as the rest are saved to my laptop which is down at the moment. Remember, these types of sites will not make you rich in any sense, but if you are a stay-home mom like myself with a bit of down-time or someone who spends a lot of time at the computer, then this is a good way to make some extra cash. Also, remember to get referrals. Referrals always make you more money!

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Free Pattern Friday: Simple Bow

Today's free pattern comes from Crocheting (and Knitting) the Day Away.

This simple little bow can be used for a number of things from a bowtie, to a headband, or even on a hair clip. For the free pattern, just click HERE.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day!

I would like to take a moment to wish you all a Happy Independence Day! Today I am having a sale in my Etsy shop. Use coupon code 4TH2013 to get $4.00 off any purchase of $15.00 or more. Also, for today, as we remember those who are still fighting for our freedom, I am donating 4% from all sales to NCPacks4Patriots to help with the costs of shipping care packages to our troops. The 4% will be donated from both Etsy sales and sales from my Facebook page, Kristin's Kreations. Please help make this sale a success by sharing with all of your friends and family!!

*Special photo credit given to Ft. Stewart, GA photographer, Amy Ester Photography for the beautiful picture of the baby above!*

Monday, July 1, 2013

Money-makin' Monday: CashCrate

So awhile back I decided to start a segment of my blog called "Money-makin' Monday". It didn't last very long as I was busy with a baby in the house. Well, I still have kids running all over the place, but I am trying to get back to blogging so that I can share my secrets to making some extra money, as well as other things going on.

Today's money-making opportunity comes from CashCrate. With this site you can make money by completing offers, taking surveys, and shopping online. To begin, click HERE to sign up. As with any of these programs, the more referrals you have, the more money you make. You get paid by check once you make $20.00. One of the easiest ways to earn, is by clicking the "Check In" button each day on the website. Not only do you earn once a day for doing this, but if you click it every single day, you will get a bonus at the end of the month. There is a very high earning potential with CashCrate. Below is an example of one of my checks, as well as a list of all of my earnings. It may not look like a lot of money, but I also don't take as much time on the site like others do. If you visit the Payment Wall on the website, you will see checks that others have received for $100.00 and up. If you have any questions about how the program works, feel free to leave them in the comments.

Have a great get out there and start making some money!!

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