December 16, 2014


    Living frugally and on a budget can be hard!
With this looming large in my thrifty mind, I carefully researched and found several sites and programs which allow me to gain points which transfer into cash, cash, or rewards. Each of these sites gives me useful rewards for things I normally would be spending otherwise earned money!

  These  quick and easy points are so exciting and  handy for redeeming in the form of Amazon, Restaurant.com or Groupon, Ebay to name a few ! I have definitely earned enough this year to cover many of my personal expenses, so I'm pleased!
  Without further ado, let me share links to all these great sites with you so you can start earning points and cash to spend!

SWAGBUCKS
    As you may already know, this program is super fun to use! You earn points merely by searching through their toolbar. This is my favorite site for earning money because I love seeing the ''swagbucks'' when I randomly win them just by searching! Use their toolbar for every website you visit, including your regulars such as your email or the weather! You'll never know how much you can earn until you try it! My only regret is that I wasn't consistent with earning through Swagbucks during the first year I had it!
   I am just now exploring more options on earning with this great site. They include: watching movies (movie trailers, cooking shows, fashion tips and more!), visiting websites, answering surveys, and of course shopping through Swagbucks!
 Just think- all your online purchases could be giving you about 8% cashback through Swagbucks points!!! Don't wait to sign up for this site.

And keep in touch- if you win the 1,000 hourly Swagbucks I'd love to hear about it!

INBOX DOLLARS:
InboxDollars   My second favourite site, this allows you to turn actual cash just by clicking ''confirm paid email'' on sponsored emails which arrive in your inbox daily. This takes less than 2 seconds, and is very rewarding to me.
Once you reach $30.00, you can request a payment, which is mailed as a check to you! Very easy site to understand. I also gain quite a bit of cash from doing these surveys and you can also watch movies and play games for cash. And like with Swagbucks, you can shop through this program for discounts and cash back!
You really need to sign up for at least one of these programs!


MY POINTS: your daily rewards program
(This link will lead you to my facebook post with my referral link!)
   For shoppers, this is just as good as Swagbucks! They give over 8% cash back on purchases, and they have absolute ton of online stores to shop through...including unusual health food sites like Vitacost.com!
They also let you earn points through surveys and searches and a bunch more things! Also, just like with inbox dollars, you can gain points just by clicking on emails! You need a program like this! Why would you shop online without a program like this? Why would you spend money online (as we have done for years-how I wish we knew about this before!) without a rewards program?

TOLUNA
This doesn't give me a referral link, so if you want me to gain points for referring you, please comment below with your email address and I will send you a sign-up link! I will keep your email private; meaning I will definitely delete your comment ASAP!
This site offers rewards for surveys. I really love their surveys and have been able to participate in many of them!



VIP voice surveys:
   They don't give me a referral link; I have to send you a link through your email. If you care enough about me to want me to get extra points for referring you, just comment with your first name and email address and I will send you a link! I will also promptly delete your comment from the public's eyes!

   This is for those who are willing to do surveys only. You get points to spend on bidding or sweeps for a variety of products including Restaurant.com coupons.
I have gained 30,475 points since I signed up in April 2014. I haven't used my points yet. Example: In bids, A Home Theatre Speaker System is currently going for 82,615 points with 5 days left. I have decide to save up my points for something big!
My favourite part of VIP was that they send you survey links to your inbox and thus I have qualified over 6 times to take part in a week-long food and beverage survey which paid $25.00 each time! Thus, I have an online Visa card with $130.00 free money to spend!


SLICE THE PIE:
Music lovers, you are going to love this one!
Get paid cash simply for listening to tracks from budding musical artists which match up with your musical interests and quickly typing up a short review on the music you just heard! Each review pays between .11-.20! (11 cents- 20 cents). Once you reach the gold level, you get 20 cents per review! Of course, this works best for those of you who are speedy thinkers and typers! And it is great to multi-task while doing this.



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December 10, 2014

The wedding of Nick and Hannah! October 11th 2014

   It is with great pleasure that I proceed to blogging about that event of great importance, the union of Nick and Hannah Burns! 
I can't explain the pleasure and excitement I feel when I see 
friends marrying...it's wonderful. 
For this particular wedding, I wasn't able to attend so I will make sure to emphasize that all photo credit goes to Elodie and Sam! And what great pictures they did take!
 I am so excited to show them to you. It looked like a lovely wedding....
Is is time yet? One of the bride's sisters peeks into the sanctuary

Daniel Beckmann sang many beautiful songs for the ceremony

The wedding party begins marching in... Here are Stephen (friend of the groom) and a sister of the bride
Aaron (cousin of the groom) and another sister of the bride
...I'm actually missing about 2 pictures at this point. Meaning, there were a few more people in the wedding party!

Joseph (brother of the bride) and Sara (sister of the groom)!

they get two pictures :) 
and....

The best man Peter (brother of the groom) and the maid of honour ( friend of the bride)!

...and the ring bearer (nephew of the bride) and flower girl (niece of the groom)!
                                           
she made it safely to her aunt :) 

The entire wedding party, and the groom awaiting....

The bride

Hannah enters with her father

                                            

What a beautiful, beautiful bride!!!

If I had been there, I would have been crying by now (beautiful things make me cry).

At the altar




7 bridesmaids and one little flower girl
pensive bridesmaids






sweet



                             I don't know exactly when this came in the program,
                                         but here they are lighting the unity candle

Getting the ring from the ringbearer...it looks like a Norman Rockwell painting or something. :)

The ring seems to be recalcitrant


                                                                         ''I thee wed''



I just can't believe how much like a princess she looks!


I think they're excited! :)


you may now....
Their first kiss! I love the Pastor's face :) 


Priceless
                                        
                                                    Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Burns!!!


                                         
                           The wedding party exits (Daniel Beckmann is the singer)

hugs all around! :)
....and then time to head over to Forest Park for a reception!
One must always take a few portraits in Forest Park of course!




The wedding cake



Cutting and tasting the wedding cake

Cousins

                                         
          a small guest




And they're off!!! (in style! :) )
Blessings to you, Nick and Hannah!!!