Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday #Coupons


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Udi's Breakfast Burrito at Target for $0.35 with Coupons
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Monday, March 27, 2017

Winners!



The winner of the TheraZinc Giveaway is:
Glen Houghtaling
grob75@


The winner of the Idiotest Giveaway is:
nathankyle1707@
jeremy mclaughlin


The winner of the Freak Fest DVD is:
Vickie Couturier
vlbelk@

Sock Subscription from KH by Kalani



We definitely have a sock monster in our house (especially since I started making my teens put away their own clothes). It seems as though we're always losing track of our socks. No matter how many I buy, we can always use more. That's why KH by Kalani's monthly subscription seemed like a fun service to try out. Since I always need more socks, why not have them sent right to my door every month for one low price?  Not only is it  fun to get a package in the mail, we're also receiving a variety of adorable styles that are functional and fashionable.



We got to test out KH by Kalani package for March and it was tons of fun.  This month's socks were really awesome. One had lips in all different colors and the other had sushi, which apparently is pretty trendy since I've been seeing it everywhere.  The socks are thigh length and very cozy. They work great with sneakers, boots, or just to sleep in at night if you want to keep your toes warm. These are a high quality pair of socks that are sure to last for many months to come (as long as the sock monster doesn't get them.)






In addition to the subscription service, you can also buy individual set of socks from KH by Kalani.
If you'd like to learn more about this exciting company and all they have to offer, be sure to visit their website.  Subscriptions start as low as $19.99 a month.  With KH By Kalani, you're guaranteed to get a trendy selection of fashionable socks that everyone will love. 





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Sunday, March 26, 2017

TerraNova - Trend-Scenting with Earth Inspired Skin Care


 TerraNova® continues with their tradition of peace, love and happy scents with the introduction of their pure Patchouli Glycerin Soap Bar formulated with a 100% vegan base and Traditions Patchouli Essential Oil which was made popular during TerraNova's inception in Berkeley, CA and the height of the hippie movement in 1970.
Forty six years later, TerraNova continues to set the "bar" on naturally derived personal care with its exceptionally formulated Patchouli Glycerin Bar Soap that uses earth-friendly ingredients including pure patchouli essential oil, a rich woodsy scent with notes as sultry as they are sophisticated;and an unusually high concentration of vegetable based glycerin that has the ability to draw moisture from the air to keep skin hydrated and nourished.
TerraNova's glycerin soap has a recommended retail price of $5.75 (USD) and will be added to their existing collection of vegan soaps with glycerin and scents with true "flower power" including GardeniaPikake (Hawaiian Jasmine), Plumeria, and White Ginger. The product can also be purchased in a Patchouli Perfume & Soap Duo Gift Set featuring a full size 0.375 fl oz bottle of Traditions Patchouli Essential Oil, Patchouli Glycerin Soap Bar, and natural muslin gift bag for $24.00 (USD).
 My Thoughts
One of the things that will almost always win me over when it comes to buying beauty products is when they are made with simple ingredients. I like knowing what goes in to them. I want to be able to read the ingredients without a dictionary. All-natural is always best and that is no different when it comes to skincare. TerraNova has just the types of soaps I was looking for. Their luscious skincare comes in scents I love and they are made using pure essential oils which are vegan friendly and paraben free.

With Mother's Day coming up,  these soaps are a great choice for a gift. They offer a wide range of scents and each one comes beautifully packaged. The generous bars are long lasting. There is no sticky residue like you get with store bought soaps.  The scents are powerful and invigorating. They lather nicely and leave your skin feeling clean and soft. These soaps are a wonderful way to pamper yourself or someone you love.  As an added incentive, if you pick up a bar of patchouli, it may just bring you luck because patchouli is known for it's money-drawing properties. (No promises on that, but you never know!)

These soaps are just fabulous and a wonderful way to indulge yourself or someone you love.  If you'd like to learn more about TerraNova and all the fabulous products they offer, be sure to visit their website or follow them on their social media. 

Fastest-Growing Careers for Women in 2017


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Are you looking for a new career?  Whether you need something that provides more stability for you and/or your family, you’re seeking more opportunity for advancement, or you simply want to have an adventure in a different setting, 2017 is a great year for a woman to try her hand at a new career.
The careers featured in this article are heavily dominated by women, with the exception of two or three. Those industries that have fewer women, rank among the fast-growing jobs with better salaries, minimum additional education, and more growth opportunities. 
It’s worth noting that women seeking a leadership role in a company have a much harder road ahead of them.  A Women in the Workplace study showed that despite the verbal support of companies who feel that creating more equality in the workplace is important, there is still a sizable difference in the number of men and women who receive key promotions. The initial step to management is the most difficult to make with 130 men to every 100 women receiving the first promotion. There are a lot of factors that play into this disparity, including lack of feedback, perceived bossiness, and the simple lack of interest on the part of women to take on the higher leadership roles (only 40 percent of women said they wanted to become a top executive, versus 56 percent of men).
Despite the skewed leadership opportunities in the workforce, there are plenty of great jobs that pay well and employ a lot of women.
When composing this list, we looked for jobs that offered a median annual salary of more than the Federal Poverty Level for a family of four (which at the time of publication is $24,250). We also eliminated jobs that required more than a four-year degree and tried to offer several different fields to choose from. The goal of this article is to provide a list of attainable, well-paying jobs for women that will continue to grow over the next several years, providing maximum opportunity for employment options.
There are many fields where women dominate. As you’ll see on our list, women make up most of the working population in many of the medical and health industries. But, we also show that women have gotten a grip on some other industries including jobs like marketing and event planning. Keep reading to learn more about the fastest growing jobs for women.

Market Research Analyst / Marketing Specialist

Projected growth: 41.2% - Median wage: $51,377



A Market Research Analyst and/or Marketing Specialist conducts research and analyzes other market research to help companies determine how a product could perform. An analyst must look at data and predict changes in the industry and how the changes could affect companies. An analyst also studies the competition to strengthen their company’s position in the marketplace. The specialist works closely with a research analyst and uses the data to create a marketing plan. The specialist designs programs that help a company grow, increase sales and expand product lines. You can get a job as a marketing specialist if you have a bachelor’s degree and some experience in marketing. Creativity is a great characteristic for success in this position.
Did you know that women make 85 percent of all consumer purchases? With that much influence in the field, women have a keen understanding of customer decisions, making marketing a great career option.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates that this career will need an additional 94,000 market research analysts and marketing specialists by 2024. This field is growing much faster than average

Pharmacy Technician

Projected growth: 30.6% - Median wage: $28,000



Pharmacy technicians work behind the counter at local pharmacies. They are responsible for working with customers and filling prescriptions. Training (whether on the job or via a certification program) is vital because technicians help mix medications, count pills, check to ensure the medication and label match, and provide instructions to the customer. They may also take prescriptions from a medical provider over the phone. While the pharmacist is responsible for the whole facility, the techs work one-on-one with the customers and dispense prescriptions every day. To work as a pharmacy technician, you should have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent. Depending on your state, you may also have to complete a training program.  Women are taking over this industry. Fortune Magazine ranked pharmacy careers as one of the top five industries ruled by women. 
Job growth in this industry is higher than average with an additional 33,500 jobs opening before 2024.

Skin Care Specialist

Projected growth: 37.8% - Median wage: $28,500



Skin care specialists typically work at spas or salons and provide facials and other skin care regimens for their clients. Medical offices may also hire a skin care specialist to offer services to their clients. You will need to complete a cosmetology program and pass a state exam before you can work alone. Like other positions in the cosmetology industry, there is plenty of on-the-job training as well. This type of job allows for running an independent business. Women dominate this field making up 78% of the professionals who work as skin care specialists.
The job growth is above average. An estimated new 6,600 jobs will open by 2024.

Translator

Projected growth: 42.2% - Median wage: $43,499



If you can fluently read, write, and speak a second language working as a translator or interpreter can be a rewarding job opportunity with potential benefits of traveling or living in a unique environment. Job duties require the ability to translate written or verbal words from one language to another. Translating typically refer to written words while interpreting is for spoken words. There is a myriad of opportunities for this skill set. Translators and interpreters can work with the courts, schools, the government, hospitals, and businesses. Depending on the specific industry you intend to work in, you may need a bachelor’s degree. However, the most important skill you need is the ability to fluently work in more than one language. According to the American Literary Translators Association, women make up just over 30 percent of this field, which means there is lots of room for improvement and growth!
This industry is growing at a much higher rate than average. An estimated additional 17,500 new jobs will be available by 2024.

Veterinary Technician

Projected growth: 35.8% - Median wage: $29,500



If you love working with animals, then landing a job as a veterinary tech may be the perfect job option for you. Job duties for a veterinary tech include performing medical testing and assisting in the diagnosing and treatment of injuries and illnesses in animals. Landing this gig means you’ll likely be working in a private clinic or animal hospital. Some veterinary techs work at labs or animal shelters. There’s a bit of a difference between a technician and technologist. A technologist requires a four-year diploma and a technician only requires an associate’s degree, though the average wage for both was similar. You may also have to take a certification or state test, depending on where you live.  While the veterinary industry was traditionally dominated by males in the past, this trend has flip-flopped. Today, on average, women make up about 80% of the veterinary student population.
Jobs in this industry should increase by 17,900 before 2024. Veterinary Technology is growing much faster than the average industry.

Cost Estimator

Projected growth: 36.4% - Median wage: $61,405



If you’re good with numbers, switching to a career as a cost estimator could add up to a good move for you! A cost estimator does pretty much what it sounds like. They collect data and figure out the cost of projects based on materials, labor and time. This type of work is mostly office based, though some estimators visit construction sites and the work floor to better understand how to factor in the time it takes to complete various tasks. In addition, cost estimators look at the data they analyze and offer recommendations to companies on ways they can save money. They may also work closely with vendors and a company sales team to create appropriate bids and estimates for upcoming work. A bachelor’s degree and a good eye for math are sufficient for this industry. It’s also helpful to have a good understanding of blueprints as cost estimators often make projections off that information. This job ranks as one of the highest in-demand occupations. Only 11 percent of cost estimators are women, according to the Department of Labor
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that this career will add an additional 19,000 employees by 2024.

Meeting / Event Planner

Projected growth: 43.7% - Median wage: $55,812


When most people think of event planning they likely picture weddings and parties for the Hollywood elite. While these are fair examples of work an event-planner would do, there are plenty more opportunities for women to take the reign in other industries, and make a decent paycheck doing it. Event planners can work on their own (or under the umbrella of an event planning company) or work within a larger organization to plan and organize business retreats, conferences, fundraisers, banquets, and other special events. Job duties typically include scheduling, working with vendors, coordinating with attendees, reviewing and approving bills and making sure they fulfill each of the client’s needs for each specific event. Most event planners have a bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, or hospitality. If you have a degree in another field you may consider completing an event planning certification program. Communication is key with this job. This is another industry in which women dominate, accounting for 77% of all professionals in the field.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that an additional 31,000 event planners will be needed by the year 2020. 

Athletic Trainer

Projected growth: 36.9% - Median wage: $41,500

An athletic trainer works with patients to help them with muscle and bone injuries. Job duties include diagnosing, treating, and preventing injuries. They may offer minor medical treatment, evaluate injuries and plan/implement programs designed to protect athletes from injury. Athletic trainers are good at keeping record and tracking performance.  Some athletic trainers even help create new rules and regulations to protect the athletes. Athletic trainers are different from personal trainers. Workers in this industry can get a job at colleges, elementary schools, doctor’s offices and with professional sports teams. If you are interested in working as an athletic trainer you will need a bachelor’s degree and most states also require that trainers complete a certification and/or licensing process. While women do not traditionally dominate this field, the National Fitness Training Association did elect its first female president in 2000. Seventy percent of athletic trainers for female sports are women
The athletic training industry is growing much faster than average with an estimated 5,400 jobs opening before 2024.

Physical Therapist Assistant

Projected growth: 33.3% - Median wage: $48,500


Physical Therapist Assistants work closely with a licensed physical therapist to provide help during recovery after an injury. Some work a PTA may do includes observing and reporting on patient performance, assist in some exercises, treat patients with massage, stretching and other techniques and offer education about the type of work a patient needs to do at home. A PTA may also talk with family members and inform them about ways they can help in the days after physical therapy ends. A PTA may also do other tasks like setting up treatment areas and completing clerical work. An Assistant can work directly with the patient and provide information to the therapist. If you are interested in helping people get back on their feet (quite literally, sometimes) you’ll need an associate’s degree plus a state certification/license. Women make up about 70 percent of all professionals in this field.
Physical Therapy is one of the fastest growing industries in the country and the BLS predicts that the industry will create another 51,400 jobs by the year 2024.

Dental Hygienist

Projected growth: 36.1% - Median wage: $67,500


If you enjoy a regular schedule with good working hours, employment as a dental hygienist may be just what the doctor ordered. Job duties for this role include cleaning teeth, examining patients for signs of disease and educating on preventative care. Hygienists may also be present during some dental procedures and aid as needed. Other tasks include documentation, taking (and developing) x-rays and reporting to the dentist about each patient.  You’ll need a good personality and a calming nature to excel at this job. Many patients are a bit skittish in the dentist chair! You’ll need an associate’s degree to work as a hygienist. The programs can take up to three years. You’ll need to obtain and maintain a state license. Ranking as one of the fastest growing industries, the women rule here, accounting for 98 percent of all dental hygienists.
Dental hygienists make a great salary and the BLS predicts that this industry will create the need for more than 37,000 new jobs before 2024.

Changing Careers

Whether you are choosing a new career because you’re just starting out, you’re bored, you want something more exciting or you’re looking for more stability, taking the time to make the right choice is essential. This is particularly true if you’ll be investing time and money furthering your education or pursuing a certification course.
A few things to remember when you’re hunting for your next career:
Look before you leap: If you are switching industries take the time to do some research. You don’t want to leave one unsatisfying career for another. Additionally, choose a career field based on what type of work interests you. Don’t just rely on statistics to pick a job in a hot industry.
Consider everything: Try taking a career assessment test or talking with a career advisor. You may discover other job fields you’d never considered before. A little exploration can go a long way.
Use support: You may feel embarrassed or frustrated if you are unhappy in your current career. Some women think that opting to switch careers looks flaky or unsuccessful. But, there is nothing wrong with admitting you aren’t happy. Find a friend or a mentor to help make your transition easier. When you have a supportive network, moving into a new industry can be more exciting and less stressful.
Take a test drive: You’d never purchase a brand-new car without taking it for a spin around the block. Going back to school for a new career should get the same consideration. Before you pay money on licensing or other courses, interview someone who works in the field. Better yet, try to snag an internship or volunteer in the field you are interested in. The hands-on experience will tell you whether taking the plunge is a smart move for you.
The job field is wide open for women. If you are considering a career change, check out some of the hottest fields for women on our list. While these fields are trending towards more openings for women and they offer livable wages, they are just a few options. Pair your passion with a successful field and you’ll be on the path to a happier lifestyle!
Do you work in one of the industries that made the list? We’d love to hear from you. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Houston Auto Show #Giveaway

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If you live in Houston you will love this exciting event.    The 2017 Houston Auto Show at the NRG Center is open daily, Wednesday, April 5 through Sunday, April 9. Show hours are: Wed. – Fri. Noon – 9:30 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. With over 800 vehicles in the 800,000 sq feet of NRG Center, eight is the magic number where you can plan on seeing brand new vehicles from a variety of manufacturers like
  • Alfa Giulia
  • Buick Encore & Envision
  • Chevrolet Bolt EV Premier
  • Fiat 124 Spider
  • Genesis G80
  • Jeep Compass Trailhawk
  • Kia Stinger
  • Mazda CX-5 & all new Mazda MX-5 RF
  • Mercedes Benz G63
  • Nissan Rouge
  • Porsche Panamera 4S
  • RAM Power Wagon
This year also brings a brand new reconfigured RAM Ride & Drive Experience! Last year I was able to experience this and it was so much fun to see exactly what the brand new Dodge RAM can handle. It's an adventure right there onsite.

Houston Auto Show Special Events

Have you already been to a Houston Auto Show in the past? Think you don't need to attend this year because you have seen it all? Sure there are brand new 2017 and 2018 cars to see and test drive but there are also a number of amazing special events and activities throughout the days of the show!

Thursday

In honor of Texas veterans and active military, the Houston Auto Show and Houston Automobile Dealers Association is supporting the construction and placement of the new Texas War Memorial. On Thursday, April 6, veterans and active military with a valid military I.D. will have the privilege to enter the Houston Auto Show for just $1. Proceeds from ticket sales, up to $125,000 will go towards the Texas War Memorial. Veterans will also be honored with a special ceremony at 11:30 a.m. in the lobby of NRG Center before doors open to the public.

Friday

On Friday, April 7 from noon to 4 p.m., the Houston Auto Show will host an exclusive family time with special guest, Dora the Explorer. Families can discover their next vehicle or dream about the car they wish they had and treat the children to fun with their favorite cartoon character. Kids under 6 are always free into the Houston Auto Show and from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 7 adults with children will receive a $2 discount with this printed coupon! McLaren Houston will debut an all-new McLaren model Friday of the Houston Auto Show! Also on Friday through Sunday the roar of the engines won't be the only thing heard at the Houston Auto Show! Together with Lone Star Beer it brings you a line-up of music Friday through Sunday. Guests will hear the sounds of Strange Days, Vinyl Ranch, The Navigators and Soul Creatures throughout the weekend. Ticket to the Houston Auto Show are $12 for adults, (ages 13 and up), $5 for children ages 6-12 years of age and free for children under 6 with paid adult ticket. Get your tickets online.

Houston Auto Show Ticket Giveaway



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Houston Auto Show Giveaway


 There's so much to learn about the improvements and changes vehicles and manufacturers are making that it's too bad that the Houston Auto Show only comes around once a year. That's why it is important to stay tuned to In Wheel Time where you can find out about improvements, car, SUV and truck news as well as what the future may hold. In Wheel Time is a America's most car talk radio show Saturday mornings 9 am to 11 am on SB Nation 1560 AM. But it doesn't stop there. You can also see the radio talk so LIVE on Facebook live on Saturday mornings! In Wheel Time has generously sponsored our Houston Auto Show Ticket Giveaway! One winner will be randomly selected and they have their choice of either Two Adult Tickets (APR $24.00) or a Family Four Pack of Tickets (ARV $48.00). Must be 18+, valid US address, and able to pick up your tickets at the will call center at NRG. All other terms and conditions as stated on the Rafflecopter. Good luck!