Zappos: Still the best online shoes store

I interviewed my some of my friends as about what are their experiences with Zappos. They all have good and bad but the bad turns into good. One example is the experiences of my husband. I just learned that he knew this company for a long time; in fact, longer than he knew me. Below is his story:

"I was skeptical about ordering shoes over the Internet of course...but it worked great.  I was an early user starting about 8 years ago...before they became so well known and one of the really big success stories on the net...

I got shoes the were cheaper than anywhere else and when they didn't fit in a few cases.  the big Z took them back with no questions asked and NO MONEY OUT OF MY POCKET.   The second best thing is that I get to chose from a wider display of diffident brands and styles and sizes and colors.  WAY MORE choices than even possible at any brick and mortar store...the kind you go into and try to get sales help at, I mean. Smile

Finally,  the big Z sends the shoes FAST.  I could hardly believe it the first time I ordered.  It took only two days!

Even today, eight years later, I am still so very pleased with my ability to buy shoes from Zapposes.  It is Fast and cheap and the biggest selection ever.  They have become so successful because they  are what all about what Internet shopping is suppose to be.


Got my Redgage Visa Card Today!

I have reached the minimum payout for one of the online earning opportunities that I joined a year ago. Yes, it took me a year to finally make into the $25 payout. I withdrew it from and then Redgage staff mailed me my VISA Debit card. Redgage is one of my favorite site to monetize your photos,blogs,links, documents and other contents plus a bunos $$ if your content will be featured. It is a pay per view site.


Nubz: Perfect Edible Dental Dog Chews for Jake

During summer our Trip to Alaska, we left our three-legged miniature poddle dog to our neighbor. We asked her a favor to take care of Jake for 5 weeks since we can not bring him to our vacation destination.
After the travel, we finally saw Jake. He looked fine, well-groomed except for his breath - bad breath! Lol. There is something wrong with his smile. As if it is not sincere. I asked him to smile again by showing his teeth. And then, right then I found out that his teeth is nasty yellow cornish color. "What happen to your teeth and gums?" I asked Jake. He just looked at me. Maybe the old dental dog chews were not given or it was not a good one. But I still wanted to treat Jake a better one. I started to ask some of my aquaintances who have dogs, a few of them recommended Nylabone Nubz, Edible Dental Dog Chews. I tried searched it online for reviews and information. At that time, I told myself, this is what I am looking for : helps clean teeth, freshens breath and reduce plaque and tartar build up, made with real chicken, gluten-free formula.
If you are a costco member, you can find it in the monthly coupon book ($3.50 value) - valid August 19th-September 12th. Hurry.
With or without coupon. It is worth to try this Nubz Dental Treats!

Kids Aprons: Happy turtles

I created another zazzle apron products. I hope you will like it! They are happy turtles!


Business Solution: facevsion fv express combo hd video conferencing


This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of faceVsion Technology USA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Many people are using video calls for varied reasons: to be connected to their loved ones in almost a live and real face to face conversation, to upgrade teaching by using multiple sources of information and resources and to be successful in small and medium business owners.

I remember my first video conferencing experience when our school was participating in an online telecollaboration with other schools in my country. Our class did not reach or achieve our goals and expectations because of the poor video conferencing tools that we were using. We all wished that we can do better. Thanks to this new technology, we are taking another level in our journey to education.

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The Red Sand Story

Like a ruby jewels scattered in the warm dessert of the Middle East, the red sand of Saudi Arabia offers ample opportunities for dessert exploration. Ride with the big bikes under the sun with friends and family. And enjoy the drive beneath the waves of a shimmering glimpse of the wonder of colorful red sand.

Many of the best dessert spots in Saudi Arabia-the red sand is always visited by many Filipinos, Saudis, and foreign visits. The Red Sand is veritable haven red sand, with complete facilities of big motor bikes for all on-the-go adventures. It is covered with fine red sand, gradually sloping and perfect landscape and is quite ideal for a secluded drive and walks. Enjoy have fun in the color sand of Saudi.

Hampton chain-of-friends grand prize

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Hampton Hotels. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hilton’s most popular address, The Hampton, created a distinct brand of hospitality and excellence in service matched with the perfect blend of amenities for business and pleasure. Hampton is running a Hampton Chain of Friends Sweepstakes Grand Prize in which you can win a free stay at Hampton and 100 of your friends for one weekend! The winner will also receive $5000 to help pay the tax for the weekend! The sweepstakes is open to everyone, not just those that are Hilton honors members or those that have previously stayed at a Hampton. Join now and enjoy Hampton’s easy access to choice entertainment wherein 100 of your friends can either relax and reminisce at the bar or enjoy the sumptuous food and cozy atmosphere of the restaurant and enjoy a lively bar at night.

Anything you can do at Hampton for one week, whether you enjoy a cup of coffee with some of the group or seat in the lobby with a laptop and enjoy the wireless internet access or just stay in a room with movie channel or feel the thrill and excitement by nightfall! You will really enjoy all of the extras Hampton hotel have to offer. Hampton will surely make you and all of your friends stay that is nothing less than remarkable because at Hampton… "We Love Having You Here".

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Birthday Present from Keepsake

I don't like to wear jewelries but I am glad I received a good one for my birthday. I was curious about the price and it was priceless. lol. I'l just pretend I don't know. Keepsake Melody 5/8 Carat T.W. Diamond 14kt White


Boost Mobile to re-boost

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Boost Mobile. All opinions are 100% mine.

Your life has a different style. Now, Boost Mobile, part of the Sprint Prepaid Group, offers wireless phones and services with no long-term contracts. Boost Mobile redefines value for wireless consumers with its 'Monthly Unlimited' service, offering unlimited nationwide talk, text and be-connected to your social networks like twitter, myspace, facebook. It also offers your Blackberry unlimited service, nationwide talk, text, Web and emails!

Now, Reboost your mobile with this Boost Mobile's Reboost program. Simply choose your payments in this three flexible payment options: pay on-line, in-person, or pay by phone. You can use your debit/credit card to make a payment or sign-up for worry-free automatic payments. With their customer care help service is just a click way and ready to answer what you need. You can also add money to your friends and family to their Boost mobile account as your gift that they can really use.

Boost Mobile offers a selection of quality handsets from Motorola, Sanyo and Research In Motion, in different mobile units. Boost-branded wireless phones are available nationwide including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target and Wal-Mart, Sprint retail stores, independent wireless dealer locations throughout the U.S. Purchase now and experience Boost Mobile that really Re-Boost your mobile.

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I love Sponsored Tweets!

I have just signed sponsored tweets 2 weeks ago and so far I love it. It is not really a hard work to do. I don't need to think too much to submit any advertisers requirements for their tweets. It's just I am doing my usual routine in facebook and twitter. The main difference is that I get paid every time I tweet and / or retweet any qualified opportunities in my account.

I am not really making a living for online earning. It's love what I am doing, and extra money is a bonus. I can give it to charity, buy fabrics for my sewing crafts and donate to the long term care facility in my county and make soccer ball pillow for special kids at school.

I told my sister about it and enjoyed it too. I have a referral link in case you want to join under me, maybe I can guide you but the site HELP and FAQ explain every single thing you want to know.

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Make your own song at Popstation

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Popstation. All opinions are 100% mine.

Have you always dreamed of becoming a professional singer? Have you considered pursuing your dream but are not certain whether you have what it takes to compete with other musicians? Sign up for FREE www.popstation.com and get voted on by the Popstation audience – no celebrity judges or panels. It is your great way to show off your vocal talent and win The BIG Deal - A VIP album recording experience!

Join now and compete with others from around the World! It is your chance to shine. PopStation is an online music and entertainment singing experience, where people like you have a chance to sing their way to the top of The Charts and qualify for an Album Deal. Awarded every 3 months, only one #1 Artist will earn what people dare to dream of. Win "The BIG Deal" and "The Artist Formerly Known as You" and a guest will enjoy an all-expense paid three night stay in NYC at a ridiculously hip hotel. You will be picked up in a luxury car service and whisked off to a professional recording studio where you will spend two days recording your very own album with the help of a professional production team. When your album is done with the final mixing, postproduction and design it will be featured on the Artists page of Popstation for the world to see.

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Why Social Spark is the best?

I am a mathematics teacher and I never plan to write articles, I love  numbers and even have my masters degree in teaching math. But I found myself writing in Social Spark since 2008 on and off.

When I started writing this site, it helps me improved my writing skills even though English is my Second language. Here are some points why I loved this site: 

  1. The posts submitted are not auto approved. Although I read that they have auto approval. But I like the manual approval best because I learned my mistakes and it helps me check my grammar and add more contents if necessary. I think advertisers will be glad too because they will get quality posts.
  2. Social Spark gives bloggers a chance to resubmit, I am not sure if it is infinite or in a reasonable period of time.  I am a member of ehow and they just deleted some members' articles without any prior notice. That was very bad, imagine how much time we spent to make how to articles?
  3. Accepts non US bloggers. And I think it  does not affect any advertisers' businesses because they have the best Team to check each submission for revisions. Very sweet...! 
  4. I wanna say more but it's time to go to bed. 
I love Costumer Love' visits my email box, it makes a difference reading than reading from "the ehow team",  "firehow admin", "squidoo team", etc. NOT SWEET.


Smingle: The latest and Advance virtual dating site

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Smingle.com. All opinions are 100% mine.

To those who are a fun of chatting and meeting friends via webcam and chats, there is a new virtual dating site that gives to the most advance technology and tools for a great virtual dating experience.

virtual dating forces people to react to what’s happening around them, similar to a real date, and people can get to know each other in a more in-depth way.” Prof. J. Frost

Smingle is the latest and most advance virtual dating site that enables each member to experience that whole package of social networking, gaming, dating, videos and much more. Get to know each person behind the profile and to make it more fun play some games like Love Match, etc. Add more fun to your profile and create a life 3D avatar that looks like you. You should experience this site to see how it’s like.

If you upload a picture in your profile, you can get 3 months FREE.
I have tried and learned some virtual dating sites before but it was not as good as Smingle and unsafe. Enjoy this site and invite your friends to join at http://www.smingle.com .

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I love SocialSpark!

My first post in Social Spark was about True Love last October 14, 2008 and I made $16.50 for the post after it was approved by customer love. Since then, I started to promote my blog and to reserve qualified available offers from their advertisers. I made almost $500 with them since I did not had that much offers and also there were too many bloggers competed for every offers. I also joined few get paid to blog sites like Payperpost which is a sister company of Social Spark. After few months or maybe almost a year of not seriously taken some offers at Social Spark, I decided to be active again. Why? I found out that it is the best site for article writing with upfront payments. But getting approved by  costumer love to get back to writing, means that I needed to post more new contents in my blogs for at least two weeks so that I can keep going. I did and now, I started writing.

When I was ready, I tried to reserve some offers, created posts and submitted my content. I was nervous whether or not I will be accepted again. I waited for almost two weeks and then, I started receiving emails from them about "you post has been approved'! Sweet! I made 5 posts on that day and after two weeks I got $96.50  pending payout in my account.

I think I made the right decision of joining Social Spark again. I convinced my sister to join and I sometimes asked her to make some post for me.

Thank you Social Spark and More power.

FaceVision FV Touchcam N1 for Quality Video Calling

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of faceVsion Technology USA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Being well known in online video calling face-to-face services, Skype is number one. Skype brings people closer together creating a new experience in communication from the comfort of our homes. With a touch of a button, video calling in Skype truly changes the way you connect with your loved ones.

Experience today how Skype make your video calling smooth, rich and in real time communication better with this new faceVsion TouchCam N1. It is the world’s first Skype- certified webcam capable of delivering full screen 720p streaming video over the Internet. The TouchCam N1 features embedded hardware H.264 encoding, a chip that takes the 720p video and using high-quality encoding technology, squeezes the video into a stream small enough to be sent over a typical Internet connection. The N1 also features a best-in-class 78 degree super wide angle lens with fast auto-focus, so several people can comfortably get into the picture. The N1 attaches easily to most notebook computers or flat-panel displays and can also sit on a desktop. It is easy plug- and-play installation via hi-speed USB 2.0.

When you experience low video quality video calls in Skype, it might be the true HD quality Skype video calls via FV touchcam N1. The most so-called HD webcams sold in the market that cannot stream true HD quality over the Internet, such as Microsoft Cinema and Logitech Pro 9000. Users cannot achieve HD quality internet video calls using these models. Their HD quality can only be accomplished locally.
With the new chipset H.264 hardware encoder built in Touchcam N1, it is the key to accomplish true HD quality video calls over the Internet. FV touchcam N1 is the first Internet streaming true HD webcam for Skype video calls. faceVision on line store is available through shop.facevsion.com and other value added partners. Www.shop.facevsion.com is now running a back to school promotion with $10 off any purchase, using the promo code of FVTBTS2 while checkout. The promotion ends 09/30/2010.

Lastly, don't forget to explore FV ExpressCombo link for information.


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Flower Arrangements Binder

I am not really sure if I am doing the right thing in joining Zazzle - a place to buy printed products designed by its members. I am not that great in designing. I first made some and uploaded. I was very happy to see how it looks and glad that I designed aprons, mugs, binders, t-shirts, etc. I don't think it is a quick rich site, of course. I read some feedbacks about it and it it takes a year or so to start earning depending on your design, products demands, traffic and the number of products uploaded. For me, it more of a hobby now. I am proud of my work. This binder is one. Images were taken during a flower arrangements contest in my county.

I am also alohagems in zazzle.


The ampm secret menu on Facebook

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of ampm. All opinions are 100% mine.

A friend of mine shares her secret menu list on face book. I noticed that a lot of her friends liked it and posted comments about their own secret menu lists too. I was curious about it and tried to follow their trails that leads me to the ampm secret menu items.

I found myself liking 2 of the secret menu lists and tried it at home:
  1. Italian taco because it is easy to prepare. This item has a list of ingredients and to make it in few simple steps.
  2. The Chili Conquester because the ingredients are simple, easy to prepare and most all I like chili!
You can find the lists of Secret Menu items on the secret menu tab on the Facebook . Let you friends and friends of friends know your ampm secret menu by liking any of the items or hitting the Share button. You can also comment on your favorite items and learn some people's experiences in each secret menu list. This page enables you to share your own ampm secret menu creation by choosing Create Your Own tab in few simple steps such as: Name of creation (Recipe title), Ingredient list, how to recreate your own concoction (starting August 2nd  right on Facebook) upload an image and upload an image.

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Kidz binder

Working in a Pre-school classroom environment inspires me to create this binder design for kids. As you can see, the background is white, while a boy driving him bike under the sun and the alphabet. I think this is cute and I am proud of my work. Hope someone out there can see my design in zazzle.


Baby's Bright Beginning At diaper.com


This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of PBM Products. All opinions are 100% mine.

Have you heard about Bright Beginnings? If you have babies in your family, this words or products are not new to you. If you are in charge of the family's budget for groceries then you might have seen this product at the infant formula section. This product is also present in all forms of advertisement such as Internet, TV, Radio, books, magazines, billboards, etc.

What is Bright Beginnings? It is the fastest-growing infant formula in the United States according Nielsen F/D/Mx 52-Week Period Ending 11/05/05 (source). No wonder because of its quality and affordable prices. A wise mom like you will always consider buying for the quality, quantity and price of certain products for your baby. Compare each infant formula that you already know specially the leading brands and see the difference. Why buy for an expensive product where you get a less expensive Bright Beginnings brand with the same ingredients and a larger quantity? It will be a good decision and a great help for the  family's savings.

Bright Beginnings available at diapers.com has a new can design from Parent’s Choice, see how you'll like it. Don't forget include Bright Beginnings Infant Formula when you shop at diapers.com.

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Old Cannon Display

Original photo

Edited Photo

Taken at Kauai Museum during the Lei making contest last May. I also posted this in Redgage. 

Protection for Moms and Babies

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of CryoCell International. All opinions are 100% mine.

Welcome to parenthood! This is the start of an incredible journey.

Have you heard about cord blood banking? Cord blood stem cells have been used to treat nearly 80 diseases in over 12,000 transplants worldwide. Saving your baby's umbilical cord blood allows it to be cryogenically stored, and then available if your child later becomes sick.

Every year, thousands of mom’s are choosing cord blood banking as a gift to their newborn baby. Because mom’s really understand the importance of safeguarding the future health and well-being for both their newborns and for themselves. The blood that remains in baby's umbilical cord after it has been cut is called cord blood, which is rich in stem cells. These valuable cells can only be collected in the minutes after your baby's birth.

To help you along, Cryo-Cell International is offering a U-Cord service; it’s an easy, painless way to help protect you and your baby’s future health. Plus, when you enroll today at Cryo-Cell’s signature U-Cord service and for a limited-time receive a free Baby Jogger City Mini. Because Cryo-Cell knows that as a new mom, it’s hard to find time to exercise after giving birth. With the award-winning Baby Jogger City Mini stroller, new moms can work out as they enjoy time in the beautiful outdoors with their new baby.

Enroll Today online or by phone @ 800-STOR-CELL. Special promotion ends 6/30/10 at midnight EDT.

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Sea Plane in Alaska, a closer look

While strolling around Anchorage, Alaska, we came across a lake for seaplane parking. It was my first time to see a real sea plane. I only saw it on DVDs and TV programs but at that time I finally saw a sea plane live. I could not help but took this video. Hope you will watch it. 

A closer look for sea planes in Alaska for Glacier and Bear watching.


Make a Difference: Nominate a school for Free 50 laptops from Charter

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Charter. All opinions are 100% mine.


I was a former teacher in the Philippines. Just like any other ordinary teacher, I also dreamed and wished for a quality education in my country.

I never thought that one day I could help my school to soar high from the advancement of technology in the classroom. It was very impossible to acquire computers in any school in my country at that time. Way back 2004, some teachers and staff or even school administrators hated that idea of teaching using computers we called it Information and Communication Technology Integration. They were so pessimistic about it. One of their biggest worries was how to use it. Other feedback was where to get funds to support the project? Contribution from parents was a bad idea and nobody would spend money for that purpose.

My contribution our school and division, region and my country was started when I joined the First Philippine Innovative teachers’ leadership award and one of the 25th finalists. We were trained to mentor teachers on how to innovate and integrate ICT in the classroom. Then we went back to our respective stations and re-echoed what we have learned. With the help of the parents, community and other organization the supports ICT in education, our school received 10 computers, multimedia projector, printers, etc. Then another batch of computers came from difference sources. Before I left the school and moved to United States, they already have 30 computers with a computer laboratory and ICT learning center. Last month, I was updated by their additional computers with LCD monitors and upgraded software.

At present, I worked in one of the Elementary school here for a year now. The school have computer laboratory but some classrooms have few computers (good and bad conditions).

Yes, you are right, I nominated my school for a laptop-a-day giveaway from Charter (50 laptops to two schools). If you are interested and would like to order any of Charter Services, it will give you a chance to win and get cash back up to $300 or you can register online with no purchase. For more details and requirements visit Charter on Facebook . "Like it" and it will lead you to their site.

May be best school win!

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MV Tustumena

We took a ferry named MV Tustumena to explore the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. We departed from Homer to the Unalaska (also called Dutch Harbor). We had a cabin. It was a round trip for 8 days in all. The place was beautiful. I love the watching whales, sea birds, ocean, islands. I can not recall exactly the order of the islands (Homer, Kodiak, King Cove, Cold bay, Akutan,) I think I forgot one more Island. Hmmm...


Tofurky and Gravy Soda for my uncles and friends

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Jones Soda. All opinions are 100% mine.

I was surprised one day when I got a package of Tofurky and Gravy Soda in my mail box. The brand name reminded me of the turkey and gravy that we recently enjoyed. I was very curious as to how does it taste? Is it a sour - funny taste? I did not know. And I did not open it right away. I stored it for two months.

I went to Philippines for 3 weeks’ vacation and decided to bring the Tofurky and Gravy Soda. In my mind, I just wanted them to taste it with me. Some of my old friends visited me and I offered them a drink. We first tried the Tofurky and gravy soda. Everyone was curious. The brand name was new to them.

Cheers! Everyone who tasted it have only one facial expression with a smile in their faces and asked for more! There were thinking that I brought few more packages. I told them, how I got this drink. Nobody wanted to believe in me and thought that I still have few bottles hidden somewhere in the house. Well, they did not find anything. I only brought one. Sorry guys, I will surely bring more on my next vacation.

I will be going to the Philippines again this coming December 2010 and Tofurky and Gravy Jones Soda is already in my list to be brought as gift for my loved ones and friends.

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Sponsored Tweets: Make Money in Twitter

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I've heard about making money in twitter but did not give a try. While checking my account in socialspark.com, I came across with one of their latest program called Sponsored posts. It is very easy to join and easy earn money. It works like you are are just using twitter everyday.

I signed up today and choose a sponsor and he sponsor like my tweets. Now, its live in less than 8 hours! I can't believe I already have a $1 on my first day. Find me here.

Flattop Mountain Views in Anchorage

One of the most popular trail for scenic views high above Anchorage Alaska. The hike is 3 miles round trip.

Credit: alohagems
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Best Entertainment Deals from inetvideo.com

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of iNetVideo. All opinions are 100% mine.

I was looking for some movies and fitness videos for our trip to Alaska (June 4- July 8) and found inetvideo.com. Although we subscribed for movies in a certain website and watched it directly in our computer or TV but I still felt the need to buying few DVDs. And I made the right decision. When we stayed in a hostel, we had internet access and TV, so watching entertainments was easy. After 3 days, we travelled to Homer and took the ferry to explore the Aleutian Islands. The videos that I purchased from inetvideo.com eased my boredom. I could not imagine how to live in a small cabin without some entertainment videos to watch.

The remaining weeks in our trip was spent in an RV motor home. Internet access was not always available in all camp sites and RV parks but I had few DVDs to enjoy. We also had a copy of our favorite TV series as well as blu-ray movies.

The best of it was that I got all those DVD's for less. I think this is one of the best deals. I compared it in two giant sites for buying new and old stuffs and it turned out that inetvideo.com was always the right choice. All products are affordable. Visit the mall and to the entertainment section, pick one movie and compare the price in inervideo.com. See the difference? If you like to save more, why not buy the "used" DVD's?

Lastly, don't forget to visit their blog for more information. If you are interested in any contest, they run a Monthly Blu-ray player giveaway! Enter to win!

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At Santa Claus house in North Pole, Alaska

I feel great when I visited Santa Claus House in the North Pole, Alaska.  See how Santa Claus house looks like in this video. Actually, I have few recorded videos to be uploaded soon. Visit Santa Claus and it feels like Christmas all year round. Inside the house is a gift shop. I saw letters posted in the wall from children all over the world. It was really fun inside Santa's house. 

Let NMEDA Helps you before buying a wheel chair

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.

I was working as a Clinical Assistant and a Certified Nursing Assistant in a Long Term Care Facility in my county. I helped transporting residents for their doctor's appointments, cared for their activities in daily living and accompanied them for activities outside the facilities. I saw different kinds of wheel chairs and equipment for disabled people and how it was used by each resident that I was taking care of.
Some equipment worked well for both (the caregiver and the person). It made my job easier and safer. I saw confidence from the patient that I was helping. Transferring any of them requires cooperation of both parties. On the other hand, accidents happened during the transfer due to the equipment. I was wondering how the family chooses any equipment like wheel chairs, etc. Did they consult some experts before buying it or they bid it online or bought online without proper orientation or training?

I think that the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is the key for a safer choice when buying any equipment for your disabled loved ones. It is a non-profit trade association that educates consumers on buying products from a NMEDA dealer. It has Quality Assurance Program dealers. They are ready to assist you for both of your needs and the disabled people needs that help them to gain back their independence.

In order to check if there are qualified NMEDA dealers near you, visit nmeda.org, look for dealer’s locator and enter your ZIP code.

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My Sketchers SHAPE UPS Review

SKECHERS Shape Ups-Trim Step fitness shoes: 1. Tone your muscles 2. Promote healthy weight loss 3. Make it easy to get in shape! Slip on sandal.
Click on 'Read More' to watch the Shape Ups Instructional video!

It's For ME!

By alohagems from Lihue, Hawaii on 3/6/2010

5out of 5
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Breathable, Good Arch Support, Pronation Control, Cushions Impact, Stylish
Describe Yourself: Athletic, Stylish, Practical, Comfort-oriented

First day, I felt like I was walking on my bed. It was so comfortable. After a week, my heel aches but I have read that it was just some normal muscle reactions. After 2 weeks and onwards, I am getting used to it. I used it at work, gym and shopping.
I intend to use it on our trip to alaska this summer.

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My Household needs On Demand

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Charter. All opinions are 100% mine.


Each household is unique in terms of choosing intertainment programs to watch, explore, enjoy and try on. Each member has its own preferences of his or her favorite programs. When we got a TIVO in our household, we thought that we have everything we need to enjoy after dinner or lunch and holidays. Yes, for few months we did enjoy it but then, we still feel that there is something more out there. Some things to things easy and convinient and something just a click and a scroll away without the hazzle of earching for more programs to record and use.

Every morning, we need to workout , one of our favorite is "Walk at Home" videos. We spend from 30 minutes to one hour for this. Sometimes, we felt boring to play the same workout videos everyday. With On Demand menu, there are always awesome workout videos to choose from. I was excited to try some new styles every day until I found the perfect workout video for my household. Of course, we can always change anytime and look for a better one. We all loved to try something new and interesting.

Watching all kinds of News from local, national and International is one of my family's favorite thing to do everyday. With On Demand, local news is not only limited to one station as well as national and International News. We all love comedy shows, and movies. Did I mentioned about American Idol and America's Got Talent? I don't want to miss any episodes.

By the way, On Demand home page is just a click away and You will ‘Like’ their Facebook page as well.

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How to Get a CNA Job Without Experience

Health care jobs are in demand nowadays and the pay is higher and Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) is one.
What is exactly the work of a CNA? Most CNAs' work in a Long Term Care Facility, in a Nursing Home, Day Care, Home Care etc. They are taking care of the seniors. Helping them and caring for them with their Activities of Daily Livings (ADL). You will be assigned to work in either, day shift, night shift or evening shift. And you should be flexible with your time.

1. Apply for a care assistant or nursing assistant to the nearest Long Term Care Facility in your area. This position does not require any certificate but there are guidelines, rules and restrictions set by the facility management to be follow.

2. Perform your duties and responsibilities well. The administrative staffs are monitoring your performance and skills if you are doing good. They will ask any of your co - workers, floor managers and supervisor about your ability in doing your assigned responsibilities.

3. Accept any offers of Certified Nurses Aide training course program administered by your facility. They are likely to offer several training program in a year because they wanted to have highly qualified nursing professionals to take care of the residents. This course is free and you get paid regularly even if you are not working but you need to sign the contract or agreement for this purpose. You might serve certain months or years or else you need to pay for refunds.

4. Attend classes regularly and aim to pass the Red Cross Examination in order to be certified. Of course, the facility will hire you as a CNA even you have no previous job experience.

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Things You Should Know About CNA Jobs


How to Open email Attachments without downloading software

It’s a common sense to open email attachment, but if you don’t have the right software in installed in your computer, some attachments can not be opened. As you attempt to open the file, you will be prompted to pop up window prompting you search for software in your system or somewhere in the Internet.

Did you know that this is a way to open it without downloading any software?


1. Prepare the email will attachments that you need to open.
Download attachment and save it in your computer. Remember the folder where you save the file. To be safe, save it under My Documents.

2. Upload it in Google Docs.

Create Google account or sign in if you have an existing account. Look for Google Docs. Upload the email attachment files by browsing it in your computer. Click the link when done and you will be able to read, edit, publish, or share.

3. (Optional) Search for Google Docs to get the right website address. You can also check the Resources of this article to find the link.

How to send large email attachment files

There are instances that we need to send large email attachment files and our free email provider does not allow us to send big files. Or if our the recipient email provider does not accept large files. In this case we need to find some alternative to share our large files. Steps 1 will guide you in 3 steps while step 2 will show how in just 1 step. Both are free and no need to download any software.


Step 1. Send it using any free file hosting service in 3 steps: upload files, copy links and email it. Example are rapidshare and savefile. You can also grab your file codes and embed it in you website.

Step 2. Send it using filesfrom and fileapartment. This option is easy and simple. Just enter the required information in any of the site mentioned in this step. For example, in files form, you need to enter your email address, receiver’s email, browse file and optional message to your recipient before hitting Send File button. So, you can send your large file in just one step.

Step 3. Search other file hosting services by any of your favorite search engine. Some sites are not free.


How to create backlinks for your website

Backlinking plays are vital role in driving more traffic to your website. Here are some few information on how to create back link. Remember: more backlink means more traffic and more money.


  • A library or articles or your Website. Obviously, you need to have a website, like blog, article writing sites, ad sense revenue site, etc.
  • Copy and Paste your URL or website and article links.  Highlight the link, and Copy and Paste it to any website mentioned in the preceding steps
  • Choose any of the following as to where to Paste or link your back link.
  1. Comment - Read other articles and blog and comment.
  2. Forum Signature- Some forum does not allow signature links that promote any website but you are share your website link if it is related to the thread or post.
  3. Write articles or content to another website and link it back to your website but some website limits any personal links for each article.
  4. Add your website or article profile to your facebook, myspace, friendster, blog catalogue, etc.
  5. Add a Share this icon at the end of your articles that enables your and readers to share it instantly.
  6. Create a blog or another website where you can showcase your articles or link any related posts from your library.