Easy Rice Sensory Bin

Move over fidget spinner.  It’s time for a quick DIY sensory bin that has passed the test of time.  It’s time for a quick and easy rice sensory bin.  I spent some time with hubby and my son making 30 bins, one for each classroom.  We used 50 lbs of rice which I bought from the Asian store.  I highly recommend that if you are doing class sets, get at least another 50 lb bag.

  1. Throw rice into a bin.  The bin will need a secure cover for when you are done playing.  I LOVE these cheap less than $2 bins I got from my local Walmart.

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2. Add some optional color such as a beads.  Varying sizes will make great textures.  I got a large bin of these for a few days from the thrift store.

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3. Play!  Xhaun is an expert at playing with a rice bin within seconds.

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How You can Extend Your Amazon Prime Membership for FREE in only 5 Minutes

I love shopping from home so it’s easy to fall in love with Amazon Prime.  I first heard how you can extend your Amazon Prime membership through Slickedeals.net for free if your package is late but had never tried it.
Today when my Amazon prime package arrived,  a day late and I thought I would give it a try. I got my Amazon prime membership extended by a month which means I will get in on prime when Cyber Monday comes around since I subscription ends Nov. 23rd and it has not been extended into the holiday period as Dec. 23rd. (Hello great buys.)

When you make an eligible prime purchase from Amazon, you will see that there’s a button noting their policy on guaranteed delivery date as shown below.

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Clicking the “details” link will send you here to explain their delivery guarantee policy.  Which states:

About Delivery Guarantees

We offer guaranteed delivery on certain fast delivery speeds and select products. When guaranteed delivery is available on an order, it will be clearly marked on the checkout page with an associated delivery date and fee (if applicable).

If we provide a guaranteed delivery date and a delivery attempt is not made by this date, we will refund any shipping fees associated with that order. To inquire about a refund, please contact us and click “An Order I Placed.” Select your order, then select Problem with an order > Shipping or delivery issues > Shipment is late.

 

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I simply followed the directions by contacting Amazon and opted to chat with a  representative.  Akshay, the Amazon rep was friendly and quick.  In only 5 minutes of my time, I was able to get a free month of prime. Sweet!

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I received over $230 from ebates!

I’m usually a skeptic but the commercials are true.  I received in my PayPal account over $230 from ebates.com doing one simple step.  Check out the proof:

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In less than 2 years I’ve accumulated $230.48 from ebates doing 1 simple and easy step: before I shop online, I click on the online store link from ebates and shop away.  It is that simple and yet over $200 magical.

Ebates has over 2000 plus stores to choose from online.  Some of my favorite online stores with cashback from ebates are Kohls, Macys, Groupon, eBay, and Walmart.  Once you click the store link, ebates will note your shopping transaction and total purchase and you will start accumulating money back.  Every store varies on what purchases you can get money back.  I’ve had 1% all the way to 12% cashback.

To help you get started, on your way to saving over $200 just like me, you can  click on my ebates.com referral,  or copy and paste:

https://www.ebates.com/r/DREAMS1196?eeid=28187

and give yourself a $10 headstart to savings.

Once you created an account, you can link your paypal to receive your ebate cashback there.

I have ebates saved as a toolbar icon on my internet page so that way, I can easily remember to click on it every time I shop.

Ebates also do these awesome bonuses where you can get rewarded for things like shopping at a particular store.  I received an easy $5 once just for making a $25 purchase at a store I was going to shop at anyways.

And watchout for the bonus cashback days.  That’s how I got 12% cashback on Macys.com.  Usually it only 3% but then these overly amazing double cashback rewards can get you twice or even more (like in the case of that one time I shopped at Macys.com) in money back.

Once you accumulate a minimum of $10 in their 3 month qualifying period, ebates will pay you out. But remember, you can’t earn unless you sign up.  Who knows, you could be earning more than me.  No scams here.

Don’t forget your $10 bonus by signing on with my referral link: https://www.ebates.com/r/DREAMS1196?eeid=28187.

What favorite store of yours do you see is on ebates.com?

Michael’s $4 Grab Bag Unveiled

micheal1It’s my second day this week of going to Michael’s and I gotta a feeling it’s not going to be my last since I have a reception cake to make.  So while I’m there, I had to get something for myself.  Since I LOVE surprises so I grabbed 2 $4 Grab Bags.  Below is what I got.  Not sure how much I love almost endless supply of feather earrings  but maybe next time I see Big Bird, I’ll give him his feathers back.  Hehe.  I love the grad ribbon since I will be graduating this year.  I’m a huge fan of the mini flag notes.  They are perfect for bookmarking that perfect quote from my favorite book.  One last thing to highlight is the wrapping paper.  I usually pick colorful wrapping but I dig this black and white floral wrap.

 

Here’s what I got in the second Bag Deal.

It’s another candle holder.  Another plaque sign.  The paper bows are cute.   I can’t wait to do something fun with these bags.  I’ve got some ideas brewing.  🙂

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Not every Michael’s arts and craft store has these awesome Grab Bag Deals.   Yesterday, I shopped at a different location and there were not bags to be found. If you find these bags, get them quick before someone else snags them.  Let me know you got in your bag.

 

Clinique’s Deal of a Steal!

m1.jpgHurry!  I just bought in on this deal and I doubt it will last.

Macy’s online    Has an awesome deal for Clinique.
Get a6 Pcs ALL STAR Set for ONLY $10 and they will also include a $10 to spend for Clinique in the future. Wooza. That’s like called FREE once it’s all said and done!

FREE SHIP too!

 

This is what’s included:
•Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser, 30 ml
•Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, 30 ml
•High Impact Mascara Mini – Black
•Long Last Lipstick – Creamy Nude
•Take The Day Off Makeup Remover, 50 ml
•Signature bag

My First Blog Post. Yay!

Honestly, I paid $99 for this blog.  And now I need those digtial zeroes and ones to bring it back to me.

If you want a little DIY, a little Yang (that’s me), and a bit more of changes (folds) in your life so that there’s a bit of beauty to it all, then grab your favorite cup of tea or coffee and join me.  You know you want to because I’m the coolest dudette on the internet block.