The Traveling Sisterhood

Wednesday, December 5

My Favorite Holiday Find: A Fully Customized Holiday Dress from eShakti!

I've always wanted to purchase a fully customized dress but could never afford it before, so I was thrilled to come across eShakti! They have amazing designs that can be perfectly customized just for you in hundreds of styles that are actually affordable! Best of all, you can even preview the changes with their FX style tool! Check out the fun I had deciding on my customized Christmas dress!

  The first dress I styled was the eShakti reindeer print. The left is the original and check out how much I changed it with the FX feature. Definitely so me! With FX, you can choose the neckline style, skirt length, and arm length or sleeve style. You can also include or remove pockets (I don't know about you, but I love pockets in dresses!) 

 Next, I tried out this Floral Fit-and-Flare Dress. Check out how different you can go! You really can customize the dresses to fit your own personal preference. Plus, you can purchase any dress in a standard size from 0-36w or completely customize your size with your own measurements.
And then there is this plaid coat dress that I just adore! I think the mini-dress cut would look so cute with a pair of leggings and tall boots. I haven't decided which dress I should actually order, and now I think I may have to just buy 2 dresses--one for Christmas and one for New Year's! You get your dress within 17 days--so I better order soon for Christmas!

Some more of my favorite styles... all added to my wishlist! As you can tell, eShakti has retro styles, vintage inspired charm, classy looks, and everything your little heart could desire in fashion. Head on over and play with their FX styling tools and get inspired for something pretty for that Christmas or New Eve's party like I did! It's so much fun and almost everything is currently on sale for the holiday season! 
 You can currently get an additional 35% off your first purchase when you register for eShakti's newsletter! Find the sign up button on the left corner of their homepage. ;)

Let me know if you find a treasure just for you. And I'd love to see pics!

Sunday, December 2

Find Your Trainer this Holiday Season for a New You in 2019! First Session FREE!

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I just learned about Find Your Trainer and it is amazing! What is really awesome is you don't have to have a gym membership, you don't even have to train at the gym at all--they'll meet you at home, at the park, at the track, anywhere you like. 

As soon as I put in my zip code Find Your Trainer, it came up with different trainers in my area and their availability for a 60 minute session and it also came up with a coupon for $50 off my first purchase which made my first session free--use the code FYT50! It was really simple to book, and if you subscribe to Find Your Trainer by purchasing multiple sessions, you get another discount up to 15% off. AND there is a money back guarantee -  If your first session isn't the BEST exercise experience you've ever had, they'll provide a full refund on your entire purchase! You really can't go wrong with something like that!
You can do individual training or partner training with one other person--get a friend to do it with you and it costs less per person! Your trainer will set up a FREE phone consultation after you book your first session.

Find Your Trainer also offers gifts. So you can give the gift of a personal training session from Find Your Trainer this holiday season! You receive an emailed gift certificate that you can then email or print for you special someone.

So tell me.... where's your favorite place to work out? In the winter, mine is definitely right at home! But in the summer, I love going to the park. Where would you ask your new trainer to meet you?

Wednesday, October 31

Holiday Crafts and Decor a la Dollar Tree

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I made this  beautiful Christmas-themed candle holder using goodies I found at the Dollar Tree. Only $3 for something so very giftable!

Can you believe Christmas is only about 2 months away? I stopped by the Dollar Tree on the way home from church the other day and saw that their Christmas aisles were full of fun decor and crafty items. I began to get inspired to make something so I grabbed up a few things that popped out at me: a package of cinnamon-scented tea lights, some holiday-themed confetti, a glass candle jar, and some sprigs of baby's breath, berries, and pine cones.
Besides the cinnamon tea lights, I also got a peppermint glass jar candle. It will be the perfect addition to a gift basket!

Didn't it turn out beautifully? I simply put the confetti in the bottom of the jar, added a cinnamon tea light, and surrounded it with the holiday sprigs. Christmas crafting gets me so into the holiday spirit!

Did you know you can also shop The Dollar Tree on-line? Just click the banner above to shop. Let me know if you find anything exciting, and I'd love to see pictures!

Saturday, October 20

Get $500 worth of Jewelry with Stella and Dot's October Stylist Sign-Up Special!

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Great news if you've been looking for a work-from-home opportunity! New Stella & Dot stylists who join in October will receive an additional $150 worth of bestsellers, totaling $500!
Even better, all starter kits thru 10/31 will be available for a down payment of as little as $99! The remaining balance of $100 for the starter kit will be waived when a Stylist sells $1,000 in her first 30 days. If you don't reach that threshold, no worries--you still will have only paid $199 for $500 worth of your choice in Stella & Dot products!
Never heard of Stella & Dot?
Their aim is to give every woman the means to style her own life. They get joy out of designing irresistible accessories. And yet, accessories are just the tangible expression of something much greater that they're creating. They have a vision of the world where strong women live bold and joyful lives. As strong women, we know what we want and we work for it. We inspire each other. Passion and joy are our best accessories.
 And this is so cool! As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, I love that Stella & Dot is donating 20% of the retail purchase price of eligible sales of the Tribute Bracelet to Bright Pink, a non-profit organization focused on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. For more info, visit Visit

Thursday, September 13

Help Protect Your Family's Future with Identity Guard®

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Did you know there's an identity theft victim every 2 seconds? And did you know that almost 17 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2017? When I read those facts on Identity Guard's website, I was relieved to know that I can protect my family with Identity Guard featuring IBM Watson Artificial Intelligence. They even have a 30 day free trial*!

Innovation. Trust. Excellence. Those are the driving forces at Identity Guard. Their solutions educate and empower people like us to help protect themselves from the growing threats of identity fraud. I remember the first time someone told me his identity had been stolen. I was at work, an office job back in 1999 and this client was freaking out that I had to print a document with his social security number on it and mail it to another office. Back then, the idea of a "stolen identity" sounded crazy to me and, I'm ashamed to say, my colleagues and I laughed at him later, mocking something that sounded to us like it came out of a movie. Now, nineteen years later, it doesn't sound crazy at all. I'm sure he would've wished he'd had Identity Guard!

Let Identity Guard help protect your future with the most powerful, comprehensive identity protection out there. You can sign up for the free trial here.

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 30 days, then automatically renews at monthly fee for each month thereafter unless cancelled

Thursday, August 30

Order Your PinchMe Box--Free Subscription Box AND Free Shipping!

PinchMe is the FREE Subscription Box--free Shipping, too!

PinchMe will tailor the samples to you.  For example, since I have a pooch, they sent us free dog food samples and bones and since I have kiddos, they sent kid's shampoo samples.

This is my first PinchMe box, filled to the brim!  Can't wait for my next box to arrive!

Expressions from Hallmark now at Dollar Tree Stores!

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I was so thrilled to hear that the Dollar Tree is now selling Hallmark cards! I mean, I always cringe when I have to pay $4 for a quality card and now I won't have to do that! The quality of the cards is just like what you always expect from Hallmark. The artwork is gorgeous, the sayings inside are charming and delightful, and the variety is wonderful.  DollarTree, guys!
There are over 6,500 Dollar Tree stores nationwide and beginning today, August 30th, every store will carry Expressions from Hallmark, $1 each and Heartline a Hallmark company, 2 for $1! With hundreds of new greeting cards to choose from, you can celebrate every moment with your friends and family without breaking the bank!
We received cards from Hallmark's Joyfully Yours line of greeting cards. Joyfully Yours lets family and friends express their faith in just the right way during holidays, special occasions, and moments big and small. As you can see, the cards are just gorgeous with glitter, lovely art, and inspirational verses from the bible.
Inside, the card is beautiful, too. These came just in time for the birthday party we're going to on Saturday! I love knowing that now when I need a card, I can stop by the Dollar Tree to get something nice.
What special day or event do you have coming up?

Friday, August 24

Sell Your Old Phone to Gazelle and Get Some Fast Cash... even if your screen is cracked!

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Gazelle provides an easy, fast and safe way for us to buy certified pre-owned devices or get cash for our used electronics. They reduce the risk and effort of buying and selling them so you can feel good about upgrading.
 Gazelle is a really smart way to buy and sell used devices because there are no contracts or strings attached, everything is certified quality, they're carrier compatible, and you get your cash in hand with no fees. It's fast, safe, and easy with honest pricing and no risk. Pretty awesome!
If you're getting one of the new iPhones launching in September, definitely sell your old phones to Gazelle! This would be a great opportunity to earn extra cash ahead of the iPhone launch.

Sold two different iPhones to Gazelle and have gotten paid quickly and the amount I expected both times. What an awesome service.

 Very fast and efficient, thank you so much. I bought a used smartphone in like-new condition at a terrific value. A top star effort.

 Customer service was Grreeaattt! I never had a question because you guys constantly kept me posted! Great experience.
So head to to buy a certified pre-owned device or get cash for your gadgets today. They will even buy them if the screens are cracked! 
Now let me know how much money you get!

Thursday, August 23

Inspiring 13 Year Old Author's New Fantasy Book, Unicorn Ranch!

Earlier this year, our 13-year-old daughter published her first chapter book, Unicorn Ranch! It is getting amazing reviews and we are so proud of her. Back Cover Synopsis: When Amy has to move to a new city, she never imagines the adventures in store for her. New friends, a faraway journey, and a lost princess quickly weave themselves into the story of her new life. And it all begins at ... Unicorn Ranch! Perfect for girls ages 7 and up. If you want to support our budding author and also show your kiddos they can do anything they set their minds to, you can buy it on Amazon here. Shipping is free with Prime!

My daughter was instantly pulled into this book and couldn’t put it down!! 

We LOVE this book! Hope there will be more books by this young talented author!

My daughter loved the book, she read it in two days and couldn't put it down. Hope to see more stories soon.

My oldest got it in the mail yesterday and devoured it on the way to Mass and then re-read it on the way home. She really enjoyed it! She laughed aloud in several parts and there were a lot of, "Wait; listen to this..." portions she shared with us... She was relieved to hear there is another book in the series coming out soon.

The book arrived yesterday. I read my daughter one chapter before bed - she begged for more so I read another two. She was enjoying it so much I suggested she take it up to bed with her. She has never done that before or been interested in reading on her own before, other than poetry. My husband found her under the covers with the flashlight reading late last night, and she came downstairs this morning proudly telling us she had read a few more chapters. I can’t tell you how huge this is!! She has so many special needs that makes reading challenging for her, yet I have always hoped that she would one day discover wanting to read and the pleasure there is in not wanting to put a book down because you are enjoying it so much. This book has done that for her. It is the perfect book for a reluctant young reader as the story is engaging yet easily read, with short chapters and words, if you don’t know them, that challenge yet don’t frustrate, because they are spaced out enough between the more easy to read words that the story can flow even if you have to skip a word here and there. I hope this young author is busy writing her next novel!

Animoto's New Social-friendly Storyboards are Marketing Genius! #Discount

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I am so excited to introduce Animoto's New Social-friendly Storyboards! You can tell a story or explain a concept with 3 new Animoto Marketing storyboards. Designed to match the style of big brands and publishers on Facebook, these striking templates can be quickly customized for any brand or topic.

People don't share ads--they share stories. And that's what Animoto can help you do with your business. Easily create storytelling videos for Facebook, Instagram, and more. Their 3 new storyboard templates feature sharp cuts and stylish text effects designed for story-heavy, viral-style content. Try them out to explain how to use a product, highlight a place or product’s best features, or describe a new trend in a way that’ll make your audience eager to share!
In July, Animoto did something called Brand Camp to teach small businesses how to use videos to capture attention. For example, on social media, you don’t have the luxury of knowing that your audience will be sticking around until your last word, but fortunately, during Brand Camp, the experts Alexa and Irina provided a number of valuable best practices for grabbing the audience’s attention and holding it:
Use a hook: Ask yourself what the most important or compelling aspect of the story that you’re telling is and lead with that.
Open with a strong visual: Those first few seconds are essential to keeping your viewer’s attention. If you have a particularly impactful image or video clip, put it at the very beginning of your video to make sure it gets seen.
Ask a captivating question: You may be noticing a theme here. The first battle is getting viewers to stick around. Asking a question and then unpacking it over the course of the video is a tried-and-true way to do so.
Call out a statistic: Leading with a fun or surprising statistic is another useful entry-point for a video.
Keep feeding the viewer information: Once you hook your viewer, you have to keep them there, so make sure you continue to leave breadcrumbs of information throughout the duration of your video.·         
Use a storyboard: Their storyboards are templates designed specifically to help you stand out on social, and their three newest additions , masterminded by Irina, were created specifically for storytelling videos.
Animoto is offering 15% off all plans with the code LASTCHANCEBRANDCAMP15!