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Friday, June 26, 2015

Caring Heart: Reaping the Rewards of Giving Back

It is important for everyone to give back to their community. The support will surely be appreciated by those who are less fortunate. While some people donate money, there are others who contribute their time and effort. Here are some of the key benefits of giving back to the community.

Increased self-esteem

Several research studies have concluded that being charitable boosts self-esteem. After helping a person in need, many individuals are overcome with inspiration. They begin to realize that the world needs generous people who care about others. By contributing to a good cause, a bad day can easily turn into a great day.

Build a bond with other people

From sick children to disabled adults, everyone needs a friend to lean on in tough situations. While donating money can definitely help to change the world, volunteering is just as important. While they are out helping the community, volunteers are able to meet other interesting people. In fact, it is not uncommon for lifelong friendships to develop.

Sets an example for the younger generation

Believe it or not, anyone has the potential to be a positive role model. Unsurprisingly, a lot of children tend to follow in the footsteps of their parents. After watching their mother or father perform an act of kindness, a child is more likely to follow suit. For example, a youngster can donate their clothes to The Salvation Army.

Makes the world a better place

There is no overlooking the fact that the world is not a perfect place. However, it takes a team effort in order to change things. Although five dollars may not seem like much, it has the potential to a smile on someone’s face. Organizations such as Palmco and ACCO are working hard to stop childhood cancer.

Develop a new outlook on life

Some people tend to take life for granted. They often fail to see the other side of the coin. Although their life may be satisfying, there are others who are struggling just to survive. After investing in a charitable cause, many people gain a whole new perspective on life.

Everyone should strive to develop a caring mindset. Giving back to the community is a great way to bring about change. A little love can go a long way.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Product Review: Soufeel Charm Bracelet

I've been meaning to get myself a bracelet with Pandora beads as a gift for myself, but I never really had a chance to buy. Then, recently I was invited to review the charms and bracelet from Soufeel. I checked their website and the charms are really pretty.

The Deets:

The charms are from SOUFEEL which are 925 sterling silver and can fit Pandora, Chamilia bracelet with the lower price. You can recommend Soufeel as best gift selection and we have unique, memorable charms for the special person in your life.

My Thoughts

As I have mentioned earlier, all the charms I saw on the Soufeel website are gorgeous. I have to admit that I did have a tough time choosing what I really want. But I did pick a starter sterling silver bracelet and three pretty charms: the Wishing Angel Charm 925 Sterling Silver, the Best Love For You Dangle Charm 925 Sterling Silver and the Handbag With Purple Bow Charm 925 Sterling Silver.

Ordering the bracelet was a breeze. They provide a chart where you can choose the size of your bracelet. The sizes are in inches and centimeters, so it will be easier for you to determine. I would suggest, though, that you give an allowance of a few centimeters from your exact size. The charms may take up some space and you do want your bracelet a little loose.

The charms and the bracelet are well made. You can see from the photos that they were delicately crafted. Everything looks smooth and the quality of the stones in the charms is superb.

Three charms aren't enough. I want more of these and I'm definitely going back to purchase more. If you are looking for an awesome gift idea or you simply want a jewelry for yourself, you should visit Soufeel and check what they have to offer.

Where to buy?

These lovely charms and bracelets can be purchased through the Soufeel website. You can use the coupon code Liza5 to get a discount. The site offers a wide array of birthstone charms, beads, nature, good luck charms and more!

Disclosure: Product/s mentioned above were sent to me by Soufeel for evaluation purposes. No monetary compensation was received to write the review. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own. However, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Get Real Cash When You Shop at ShopBack

I never really imagined that there will come a time that I will be shopping online. Not that I'm against it, but being a SAHM, I had all the time in the world to go out and shop for our needs. Add to that the fact that I live in a place where everything is near; shopping centers, groceries, bookstores and markets. Notice how all of them are in plural form? We're pretty surrounded with all these establishments, and all I need to do is walk a few minutes and I can get everything I need.

That's until I became a WAHM.

When I started with my blogging career and eventually became a VA (virtual assistant), I had to learn to schedule everything. I have to set a certain time to do the laundry, prepare the food, ironing, shopping, going to markets and grocery shopping. So, it was really helpful when I discovered online shopping because on the days that I can't go out, I can simply order online and my items will arrive within a couple of days. How convenient is that?

Of course, my family and I still visit the malls and shopping centers on weekends. That, watching a movie, grocery shopping and eating out are just some of our favorite things to do.

Now, let me get to the real reason why I am writing this article.


If you love to shop online like I do, ShopBack will interest you. Why, it's the only online shop that lets you earn cash while you shop. Forget about those rewards programs where you earn points that you can use to purchase items from the same shop. At ShopBack, the cash back that you will earn can be converted into real cash you can withdraw through your bank or PayPal.

Oh, you think there's a catch because it's too good to be true? Well, there is no catch, really. Check out the website and you'll see that when you shop from your favorite stores like Zalora, Lazada, DHGate, Shoe Metro and other popular stores, a cash back will be awarded to you after the purchase. Of course, you can still shop using this cash back, but you can actually turn it into real cash if you want.

You may not earn big money here, but depending on the item, cash backs may reach as much as 45%. And as you shop, your earnings add up. Before you know it, you have accumulated some money that's ready to be cashed out.

Check out the website and you'll see that when you shop from your favorite stores like Zalora, Lazada, DHGate, Shoe Metro and other popular stores, a cash back will be awarded to you after the purchase.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Shop at MissDressShop for the Perfect Prom Dress

If you are in high school, then I'm sure you are most excited about your Prom night. Who wouldn't? This is one event in your high school life wherein you get to dress in formal dresses or gowns. You can even dress like a princess if you like. The prom night is usually the most memorable event in one's high school life. It is the guys who arrange for a rental limousine, the flowers and where you should go after the party. And months away from the prom, the girls are already hunting for the perfect Long Prom Dresses.

Now, if you still haven't found the perfect dress to wear for that special night, don't panic. There are many online shops out there that offer beautiful prom gowns and dresses. You might not believe it, but you can even find your perfect dress from a Wedding Dresses UK store.

The key is knowing what you really want as there are tons of styles and designs that you will see when you begin your search. While I'm sure you already have something in mind, it is important to know your body type first. That way, you can narrow down your search and you don't have to spend a long time looking for a dress. Study your figure; are you petite, tall, big, pear shaped, hourglass shaped, oval shaped or is your body straight?

Once you know the shape of your body, you can begin searching for a dress. Try to be unique in your own way. Look for a dress style that you feel not many, if not none of your friends will wear. That way, you will stand out from the rest of them on the night of the prom.

Don't know where to start? Miss Dress Shop is my go to place when I need to wear something formal. This is also where we got my daughter's prom dress. They offer a wide variety of styles and designs and surely, you will find something that will suit your taste. Good luck and happy shopping!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Product Review: White Time Sawyer Brown Band Watch

Ever since I switched to using a smartphone, I stopped wearing a watch. I'm a WAHM and rarely go out, so I really didn't feel the need to wear a watch all the time. Besides, it will only get when I'm doing most of the chores. But when I saw the Arvo wristwatch at Tomoson, I changed my mind. I want to wear a wristwatch again, even if I'm home, so I applied and was approved. You can just imagine my excitement when the watch arrived.

Product Description

  • Genuine leather band
  • Water resistant 3 ATM
  • Stainless steel case back
  • Gold Plated Casing
  • Unisex
  • Case Diameter: 4 cm
  • Case thickness: 6 mm
  • Total weight: 32 grams
  • Miyota Japan quartz Movement
  • 3 year battery life

My Thoughts

What really made the watch really attractive is its simplicity. I love the white face and brown bracelet combination. The watch has three different colors, but it's the White Time Sawyer that I like.

The leather band is made of high quality leather and the watch is water resistant. I love that it's unisex, so my husband can use this, too. He prefers the sporty one though, which is a good thing, so I can have the watch all to myself.

I like a watch with a clear face because it makes it easier for me to read the time. My eyes aren't that good anymore and I don't want to wear my glasses just to read the time. The Arvo watch has no numbers, but you can easily tell the time.

Overall, I love this watch because it's simple, elegant and easy to read. Whether I'm wearing casual or formal clothes, this watch would look great. If you are looking for a nice watch that you can use everyday, I recommend that you look more into this one.

Where to buy?

You can purchase the White Time Sawyer watch through the Arvo website. It is retailed at $54.99

My friends at Arvo love my readers, too, that we have worked together to give away a wristwatch to one lucky reader.

Prize: 1 Arvo Wristwatch
Dates: 10 June - 25 June 2015 
Open to: US Residents 18+ 
Enter to win using the giveaway widget below. 
Good luck!

Disclosure: I received a sample of this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own and was in no way influenced by anyone or the brand.

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