Did you know you can earn Free E-Gift Cards with Microsoft Rewards!?? Well, you can!
There is no catch, really... There are a few ways you can earn rewards points and doing so only takes a few minutes out of each day to get the most rewards possible. To date, I have earned 86,363 points!!
$60 in gift cards redeemed!
So far I chose..
$50 in Hulu Gift Cards and $10 in REI E-Gift Cards (and more)
To Learn how, continue reading...
A few weeks back a friend of mine was asking around about making a red berry/jalapeno jelly, and while I did not have red berries or jalapenos I did have blueberries and hatch chilis in the freezer! So, I got the bright idea to come up with a recipe that combined those two ingredients!
My friends response; That was phenomenal. I'd say you definitely nailed it and I'll be letting you know when I run out. LOL The flavor was so freaking good.
Well, there you have it! Don't take it from me, but I too would have to agree it is phenomenal!
There are a few things to note;
1. Most importantly, make sure that you have absolutely all of the seeds out of the chilis. If you don't, you are definitely going to know it!
**take a look at the picture below where you can see that even I missed one seed! The good news is, they do float, and they are relatively easy to spot! The seed is the little white spot just left of center.
2. The first time around I used 7 chilis, and I wanted just a little bit more bite so this time I used eight.
3. These are hot chilis, so if you can't take the heat you might want to use mild ones or less than 6 hatch chilis.
This is a new take on a old recipe(the Andrea’s Blueberry Cheesecake recipe I wrote a blog post about back in 2015). There are a few variations, however!
I have to say this version turned out fantastic and was certainly a hit to all who got a slice!
1 1/2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs (about 12 full sheets, crushed)
1/3 cup sugar
6 tbsp. Salted Butter (softened)
Fresh Strawberries, cored and sliced
1/2 cup Strawberry Jelly
Place sliced strawberries on top of the cheesecake. Melt jelly and spoon over strawberries to glaze.
Did you know: Crayola and schools across North America are banding together to help kids understand the importance of their role in protecting the environment. Through this initiative, students in K-12 schools across the continental United States and parts of Canada can collect and re-purpose used Crayola markers.
What More: Crayola ColorCycle will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. That includes dry erase markers and highlighters! ColorCycle will eliminate placing hundreds of tons of markers into landfills.
Who can participate: Any school, kindergarten through 12th grade in the contiguous 48 United States (excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico) and some areas in Canada can participate.
*If you are not a teacher/school, or part of a school, you can contact your local school and if they are already participating, you can drop off your used markers there. If your local school is not participating, encourage them to do so by visiting www.crayola.com/colorcycle.
How do I get a program started at my school?
It is easy to do! Just visit their registration page to sign up or log-in and get started!
Canadian Friends: For a list of eligible Canadian postal codes, click here.
Shipping? Crayola provides pre-paid FedEx shipping label for delivery of the collected markers to the facility for re-purposing!
Learn More: Visit the FAQ page here.
4 Easy Steps to an Eco-Cool School!
With Kat's permission, I am giving away my collection of Kat Boelskov Ringtones.
I could never find ringtones that I really liked. Either they weren't the right part of the song, they weren't long enough or they just didn't exist! So decided it was time to make my own!
I love Kat's music, and have all three of her albums. If you like what you hear, but you don't own any of her music yet, you can purchase them here: https://katboelskov.bandcamp.com/
1 thing u should know
Exit the Dragon - Black Bear Whisper
There are multiple tracks of each, from 3 seconds to 30 seconds long, for both your phone call rings and notifications, INCLUDING the first release from her new project 'Black Bear Whisper' called 'Exit the Dragon'. That's 26 tracks total, both in MP3 and M4r (iphone) format.
Android - set an MP3 file as custom ringtone or notification
1. Extract Files from Zip folder
2. Copy the MP3 files to your phone
3. Go to Settings > Sound > Device ringtone
4. Tap the Add button to launch the media manager
5. You should see a list of music files. Select one and tap Done
If you are having trouble with getting this set up on your Android device, Please refer to the following instructions:
iPhone - set an M4r as custom ringtone or notification
1. Extract Files from Zip folder
2. Connect Phone to Computer, open iTunes, select phone
3. Copy the M4r files to your phone (drag into iTunes 'Tones' folder
4. Go to Settings > Sound > Sounds and Vibration Patterns
5. Tap the option you want to change
6. You should see a list of tones. Select one
If you are having trouble adding ringtones to your iPhone, please refer to the following URL for further instructions:
Where in the world can you find cheap domain names? Is it really important? Did you really buy a domain for $0.99 OR is that a bate-and-switch tactic? A TRUE value for a domain isn't necessarily based on price alone, and let me tell you why...
What to look for
There are a few things that you should keep in mind, when you are planning to purchase a domain. I could elaborate on each of these, but will try to keep it short.
Unfortunately, most domain registrars make it hard to figure out exactly what their fees are up front. For example, some domain registrars will charge you a low introductory price, but your renewal price will be much higher or they will increase prices the following year. Some wont show you a price until you have logged in and or created an account. Or, they charge an additional fee of $9.99 for WHOIS Privacy but they don't tell you that up front. Some even charge for access to the domain's DNS settings, so you have to pay to point it elsewhere. They will frequently advertise one price, but by the time you add in all these other fees or 'pricing add-ons' as some would say, you end up being nickel-and-dimed to death!
Oh, and be aware of Resellers... They are literally charging you more (more times than not) for the same domain if you would have purchased it through the registrar they use to register the domain. There are over 1000 Accredited Domain Registrars in the world(accredited by ICANN), as for resellers there only that many more x10, I'm sure! So, beware.
If you host your domain where you manage the domain's website you may not care if you pay an additional $3.00 or $5.00 as long as you have access to features you need and you can manage the domain and website in the same account under one login. But in the long run, or with multiple domains, you are only wasting money if you are paying double or triple what you could be paying to register your domain.
I personally have moved away from using Register.com, Godaddy and I'm even in the process of moving away from Google Domains for managing the 20+ domains I own. My choice, and go to, is Namesilo. Take a look at their Pricing/Comparison page. $8.99 for .com domain registrations and they provide FREE WHOIS Privacy (Renewals are $8.99 as well). Nothing against Google, at $12 a year, but $3 x 20 = $60 in savings every year and my collection of domains is only growing!
$8.99 a year!.. Want better?
You can use one of the coupon codes below, to get an additional $1.00 off.
**If you have a domain, a domain you registered more than 60 days ago, and you want to transfer your domain to Namesilo, no problem, you can take advantage of the coupon as well.
In the end, no matter what registrar you choose, make sure that you read the fine print and know what you are getting into, so you don't end up regretting it later.
By: Jeffrey T. Kastner