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Clever and creative promotional ideas include unique mementos

Clever and creative promotional ideas include unique mementos

There are some really wonderful promotional products on the market that can be customized and personalized to display a common theme, logo, or motif that is relevant to a business or organization. Many of these items are affordable and a great, cost-efficient strategy to increase company exposure, garner customers, or expand consumer audiences. Other shoppers seeking unique products may have different incentives and objectives for investing in customized products, including solidarity among group members, favors for parties or celebrations, or…

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Seniors Retiring Near Casinos – Is it a New Trend?

Seniors Retiring Near Casinos – Is it a New Trend?

Last year my mother sold our family home in Los Angeles and moved to Las Vegas to retire. She said the house in L.A. had gotten too hard to maintain and since it was old, also needed lots of repairs that she just didn’t want to deal with. So, she decided to buy a house in Las Vegas. Now if you know my mother, it’s probably not such a good idea that she moved someplace so close to casinos. This…

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How do you organize your books?

How do you organize your books?

My husband hates our headboard and this is one reason. This is the stack of books on my headboard. Well actually, it was the stack over a week ago. It has rotated a bit since then. See, I keep the books that I am reading right now close by. As in right above my head close by. I have several books started, and depending on my mood before I go to sleep, I will reach for the one that strikes…

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No, I Didn’t Drown

No, I Didn’t Drown

Sorry about that… I didn’t post for a few days and let a couple of my giveaways go way over! Sorry, no I didn’t fall off the edge of the earth and I didn’t drown either although sometimes I feel like I’m drowning in work. So here’s what’s been going on… My baby turned 12 and it takes us almost a week to celebrate her birthday. It culminated with this humongous pumpkin shaped birthday cake that the celebrant decorated herself….

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Set Your Own Combination Lock

Set Your Own Combination Lock

Today is the first day of school for my girls. Two of them are headed off to high school and the third is starting middle school this year. The one who is starting middle school is a bit apprehensive what with the new school, meeting new friends and all that. She is excited about one thing though, she’s going to get her own locker from now on! I was going to give her this free 1590D Set-Your-Own Combination Lock that…

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Is it the Camera?

Is it the Camera?

My sweet sister gifted me with a new Canon Powershot digital camera for my birthday after my three year old Kodak finally reached its limit when my daughter dropped it after a fishing trip. Last week, which was my birthday too, we were testing out the camera in the backyard. Or rather, my kids were testing/playing with the camera. The photo I’ve posted here is one that they took of me, which they posted on facebook which my sister then…

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