Friday, May 27, 2016

Navigating Chicago with No Internet Connection + Verizon Giveaway #verizonwirelessoffer

Disclaimer: This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. All opinions expressed below are 100% mine and mine alone unless otherwise specified. Please do your own research before you commit to buying a particular good or service as your results may vary.



As a blogger and an online business entrepreneur, having access to quality high-speed internet, at home and on the go, is extremely important! If you don't believe me ask any other website owner or online entrepreneur and they will tell you the exact same.

Heck, even brick-and-mortar stores are finding that in this technological age, it's not just all about in-person dealings anymore.

Strictly from a business standpoint the internet opens up a world of possibilities. With my online jewelry businesses I've sold handmade and vintage pieces across the world; Hong Kong, Australia, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Russia just to name a few countries.

For blogging and my Etsy businesses,  quality internet, preferably high speed at that, is a necessity especially when I'm out and about or traveling.


Story time...


As an #entrepreneur high speed internet is a necessity, especially on the go! Find out how I navitaged #Chicago with no internet connection & learn about Verizon's lastest deal #verizonwirelessoffer



I was just in Chicago for a blogging conference this past weekend and chose not to bring my laptop. I had a duffle bag full of clothing, a bag for my essentials to carry around with me, and another bag I packed for a fellow blogger; I was not about to lug my 17" laptop with me and trudge around downtown Chicago.

Therefore I relied on my phone the whole 3 days I was there.

As a blogger who went to a blogging conference sans laptop, I definitely felt lost. I couldn't do my normal blogger things like chore threads and writing posts, but you think I could do simple things like update social media channels, access my email, access the internet to look up places to eat and explore...

I could. Less than half of the time.

The updating social media channels wasn't too terrible but when it came to anything that required internet access, it was either slower than molasses in January (quaint phrase I picked up from my boyfriend) or it wouldn't go at all.

Case in point: A fellow blogger and I wanted to go to dinner before a party were suppose to be at at 8pm. We weren't quite sure what we wanted so we both attempted to access or friend Google for some suggestions. I kept getting a 'No internet connection' message and a blank white screen while she was throwing out various restaurants around the area.

I finally just gave up and let her navigate.

Can you imagine if I was alone in a large city as the sun was setting, lost, and all I could get from my smartphone was a loading page or worse, a total blank white screen like below?


As an #entrepreneur high speed internet is a necessity, especially on the go! Find out how I navitaged #Chicago with no internet connection & learn about Verizon's lastest deal #verizonwirelessoffer
Actual phone screenshot


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This spotty service for myself and my work is simply unacceptable. As it is I can't work a 9 to 5 job because of health issues so I'm doing whatever I can to support myself; I don't need bad cell service to add to the uphill battle I'm already fighting daily.

If you're like me and are fed up with slow internet speeds, dropped calls, data and or minute limitations or any other troublesome cellphone annoyances YOU face daily, you're in luck! Verizon is offering those looking to switch services waved activation fees for phones or tablets through June 11th and $100 off select smartphones with code VZWDEAL through June 30th*.

Really contemplating this deal to get away from bad service? Don't forget to keep in mind Verizon has some great deals on their Verizon's Deals Page on the latest and greatest smartphones inclusive of the Samsung Galaxy S7 & Galaxy S7 Edge, HTC 10, the iPhone SE and more!






{Giveaway}

Win 1 of 5 $100 Verizon Gift Cards!! 






{The Rules}


1. You MUST use the name and email you want to be contacted with in the Rafflecopter.

 2. NEW RULE--You MUST leave a 1 to 3 sentence comment on my post in order to be eligible for the giveaway. Short, one to two word answers will be deleted from the post and entries associated will be deleted from the giveaway.

3. Contest will run from Friday, May 27, 2016 through to Thursday, June 30, 2016.

4. Open to individuals 18 years or older.

5. Open to US residents only--Sorry everyone else!




a Rafflecopter giveaway




Good Luck!







*Waived activation available through 6/11; $100 off select smartphones available through 6/30. Both the waived activation and $100 off are available online only and cannot be applied to upgrades. $100 off select smartphones does not include the Samsung Galaxy S7 & Galaxy S7 Edge, HTC 10, or the iPhone SE.

Giveaway Disclaimer: Still Blonde after all these Years, Modly Chic, and Fashionista Events bloggers are not responsible if prize is not delivered. We will make every attempt to help you claim your prize. This giveaway is open to US residents only, 18 years or older and will run from Thursday, Friday, May 27, 2016 10:00am EST/9:00am CST until Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:59 pm EST/10:59pm CST. The winner will be chosen through Rafflecopter.com and be contacted within 24 hours of the drawing.


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Win It Wednesday Giveaway Link Up 5/11 #giveawaylinkup

Come browse, enter, and link up #contests & #giveaways on this week's Win It Wednseday linky! via @theeclecticelement #contestlinky #giveawaylinky



Win It Wednesday is a day for showcasing, browsing, entering, and linking up contests-Have a contest that needs a little extra exposure? Feel free to link it up! Your contest may even be featured in next week's post.

NOTE:: Linking up your contests on my Win It Wednesday linky below automatically puts them on my Ongoing Contest Linky so no need to link up twice.

DOUBLE NOTE:: You only have to submit your contest link ONCE because I manage the ongoing list myself, deleting contests as they expire.

If you enjoy entering and linking up giveaways and want to share this opportunity with others please feel free to consider sharing via social media! Here's a handy already composed tweet you can easily re-tweet: 




Monday, May 9, 2016

7 Natural Ways to Combat Insomnia including FibroSleep + Giveaway

Disclaimer: I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.



I have love hate relationship with Mr. Sandman.

While he's bringing others a dream that's the cutest they've ever seen with lips like roses and clover, he's snubbing me when I lay my head down to slumber.

It's not all his fault though; I've had issues sleeping ever since I got sick. My body seems to feel that some days it doesn't need any sleep while other days it needs all the sleeps. Seriously, my record for not sleeping is around 4 days and my record for sleeping is 3 days straight. Sadly that doesn't include the general low quality of sleep that is and has been normal for me.

I cannot even imagine if I had a 9 to 5 job to wake up for after not sleeping for several days at a time, or worse, sleeping right through my shifts!



Mr. Sandman passing you by at night? Here are 7 #natural ways to combat #insomnia & my opinion on ProHealth's FibroSleep with #Sedapine supplement!



If you're like me and can't get Mr. Sandman to give you some much needed attention, here are a few things I've tried, alone or in combination with each other, in the past that help promote getting to sleep and staying asleep:

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Win It Wednesday Giveaway Link Up 5/4 #giveawaylinkup

Come browse, enter, and link up #contests & #giveaways on this week's Win It Wednseday linky! via @theeclecticelement #contestlinky #giveawaylinky



Win It Wednesday is a day for showcasing, browsing, entering, and linking up contests-Have a contest that needs a little extra exposure? Feel free to link it up! Your contest may even be featured in next week's post.

NOTE:: Linking up your contests on my Win It Wednesday linky below automatically puts them on my Ongoing Contest Linky so no need to link up twice.

DOUBLE NOTE:: You only have to submit your contest link ONCE because I manage the ongoing list myself, deleting contests as they expire.

If you enjoy entering and linking up giveaways and want to share this opportunity with others please feel free to consider sharing via social media! Here's a handy already composed tweet you can easily re-tweet: 




Monday, April 25, 2016

Butterfly Legends & Lore: How Butterflies Unknowingly Tell Me To Chill Out


Butterflies are symbolic.

When some people see a butterfly lazily gliding through the air while walking to get their mail or maybe while doing some much needed landscaping, the only thing that might cross their mind is, "how pretty," and they go back to what was originally occupying their time.

Other people treat butterflies as a message from loved ones that have past like the popular folklore that seeing a flaming red cardinal or picking up a random penny on the ground is a special message letting you know you're on someone's mind in a different time and place.



#Butterflies are a powerful #symbol. Do they have a special meaning for you? Find out how these pretty insects unknowingly tell me to chill out! #metaphysical #oracledeck #lifelesson



Butterflies hold different meanings and folklore for different people and cultures throughout the ages. For instance*:

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Win It Wednesday Giveaway Link Up 4/20 #giveawaylinkup

Come browse, enter, and link up #contests & #giveaways on this week's Win It Wednseday linky! via @theeclecticelement #contestlinky #giveawaylinky



Win It Wednesday is a day for showcasing, browsing, entering, and linking up contests-Have a contest that needs a little extra exposure? Feel free to link it up! Your contest may even be featured in next week's post.

NOTE:: Linking up your contests on my Win It Wednesday linky below automatically puts them on my Ongoing Contest Linky so no need to link up twice.

DOUBLE NOTE:: You only have to submit your contest link ONCE because I manage the ongoing list myself, deleting contests as they expire.

If you enjoy entering and linking up giveaways and want to share this opportunity with others please feel free to consider sharing via social media! Here's a handy already composed tweet you can easily re-tweet: 




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