Tag Archives: Holidays

Ebates…A Way to Make Money While Doing Your Holiday Shopping

Thanksgiving just came and left.  There were so many things to be grateful for, especially my wonderful family. 

Even my sister from San Diego (www.sandwichemporium.com) and my cousin from the Philippines were able to celebrate the festivities with us.

During the visit my cousin told me about a wonderful site called Ebates.com.  It is a shopping portal that gives you cash back for shopping at major retailers like Toys R Us, Macys, Dell Computer, Target to name a few.

Since this is now the gift giving season of Christmas and Hanukkah, discovering this site was such a blessing.  I am planning to buy gifts for those I love, so why not make and save a few extra bucks while buying the items I was already going to purchase?

So far I have made $41 cash back from items that I bought in the last couple of days.

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

 There are still a few people on my Christmas list so I know I will be going back to Ebates again!

Soon there will be presents under our Christmas tree from Santa Claus and the family!

Happy Holidays!

(Note: Ebates did not ask me to mention them in my blog.  I added them on because I think it’s great to get cash back!)

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back




My Favorite Quote of the Week on Taking a Break

Yesterday was the day after Easter.  Around the world it is called “Easter Monday”.   In some countries, like Canada and parts of the United Kingdom, it is an official holiday.  It is a day of rest and a time to spend with your family.

To celebrate Easter Monday, I decided to take a one day break from my blog so that I could dedicate the day just hanging out with my husband and kids. 

I also found a great quote on taking a step back and resting.


Thanks for letting me share and have a great day!

HAPPY EASTER and Easter Surprises

Today is Easter.  Happy Easter!

For Christians it is a time for hope, faith and happiness because it signifies the day that Jesus came back from the dead and “saved” us.

It is also a special day for children as the mythical Easter bunny visits and brings the kids surprises and candies.

This morning the Easter Bunny left us a surprise of candy, toys and flowers at our front door.  Typically parents are the ones who plot the surprises, but we were just as shocked as the kids when we opened the front door since we had nothing to do with the presents.  We are not sure who left us the gifts, but it brought us so much joy and happiness.


We have a feeling it might be our neighbor who, through a random act of kindness, moves our newspaper every morning

After finding our Easter surprises we proceeded with an Italian style Easter breakfast.


We then had a traditional Easter egg hunt in our backyard.


Easter is not over yet so the fun is sure to continue till we go to bed.

Thank you for letting me share and I hope you all are having a Happy Easter!

Inspiring Quotation of the Week on Appreciating Life

My favorite quote of the weeks is…..

Have a great day!

Inspiring Quotation of the Week on Happiness

I love quotes and inspirational sayings. I find they can come from all sources, whether it is a noted figure like Marcus Aurelius, your children, a stranger, a celebrity, etc.

Sometimes the simplest words can make you think and grow as a person.

My favorite quote of the weeks is…..


Have a great day!