5 Ways Soccer Stadiums Prepare for Extreme Weather #sponsoredpost

It’s always a disappointment when a storm starts to roll in during an exciting soccer match. However, in that situation, the most important topic on the minds of stadium crew members is the safety of their fans. Here are 5 ways soccer stadiums prepare for extreme weather.

Anticipating the Weather

Many soccer clubs implement commercial weather station equipment to predict the arrival and severity of an oncoming weather event. Whether it’s a hurricane, dangerous levels of humidity, or an ice storm, the clubs are then prepared to make smart decisions about game cancellations or stadium evacuations.

Communicating Important Messages

Keeping spectators abreast of potential weather issues is imperative. It is key to communicate important information on public announcement systems throughout the event. Some recreational facilities broadcast radar maps on stadium screens so that spectators know to take any evacuation warnings seriously.

Hiring More Safety Crew

If a quick evacuation is necessary, it’s important to avoid confusion and pandemonium. By enlisting more safety crew, patrons can be calmly directed toward the correct shelter or exit. Guests with mobility issues can safely reach their destinations with the assistance of a crew member.

Setting Up the Exit

It’s possible to have severe weather that doesn’t impact the game, especially if the match is played indoors. When the game is over, thousands of fans may exit the facility at once. If the ground is icy or muddy, injuries may occur. When stadium staff are prepared for inclement weather, they can make contingency plans, including tarps or road salt, to keep spectators safe as they head home.

Planning for Recovery

Disaster recovery services are imperative to minimize physical and financial damage to a stadium after a storm. Have your wireless and digital systems been taken off-line? Is your data safe? Can the current state of your infrastructure handle another game? Disaster recovery services can keep the business running after a major weather event.

If your stadium needs to beef up its preparation and response to extreme weather, contact the experts at Earth Networks. Their solutions help you make quick decisions in emergency situations and keep your patrons safe. Call them at (877) 882-1397 today.



4 Ways Merchant Account Solutions Makes Paying Easy #sponsoredpost

One of the easiest ways to increase sales is to make the payment process simpler for customers. Merchant Account Solutions strives to improve the customer experience. With several strategies in place, business owners are able to reap the rewards that result from easier transactions.

Credit Card Terminals

When customers breeze through the payment process, businesses are able to process more transactions and make more money. A simple credit card terminal ensures that customers are through the line in a flash. At Merchant Account Solutions, there are several design options that allow business owners to go as minimal as they need.

Point of Sale

Merchant Account Solutions offers several POS options that streamline the customer transaction process. These systems allow for multiple payment options and create a simplified experience for both the employee and the customer. Some options even have functionality beyond transaction processing. The Revel point of sale systems for example, allow for inventory tracking. Each POS choice is optimized for a different operating system, so you’ll choose whichever suits your needs best:
  • Clover
  • SmartSwipe
  • PC America
  • Verifone Ruby
  • Revel 
  • LightSpeed

Wireless Options

For businesses whose employees are constantly moving, mobile payments make it easy for staff to make sales on the spot. Merchant Account Solutions have several wireless credit card readers that accept all forms of credit card payment, including contactless payments. The Clover POS system has a wireless tabletop option and a handheld option. 

Mobile Options

Mobile takes the wireless concept even further. With mobile payments, employees can process transactions using a mobile app. Without the need of a dedicated terminal, sales can be made when an employee has nothing but their phone or tablet. If a business sends its staff out into the community to make sales, this is a huge benefit. 

It can be challenging enough to generate sales as a business, but Merchant Account Solutions makes the process of collecting money simpler once sales are made. Call 866-698-9246 for an instant quote. 


Babi Bear Makeup Brush Set Review

I'm blown away by how many different brushes I've come across for applying makeup. I mean, seriously, back in the day, I just used my bare hands, and occasionally a flat round or triangular sponge to apply things. As for eye shadow, I just used the simple, cheap sponge brush that came with it. 

Today, after watching hundreds, and yes, I really mean hundreds, of makeup tutorials on YouTube, I have learned a lot of really cool tips and tricks. 
I received a new set of 15 synthetic brushes, along with a zippered pouch to store them in, a small pink brush cleaning pad, and a pink beauty blender. 

This set is by Babi Bear

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There are a few big kabuki brushes, foundation brushes, eyeshadow brushes, bronzing and highlighting, eyeliner brush, lip brush, concealer brushes, precision brushes, a fan brush, angled brushes, round and flat brushes. 
I love that a beauty blender is included in the set because I love to use those too! Beauty blenders can be used wet or dry. I like to use mine for foundation sometimes, as well as for when I'm using setting powder. 

The cleaning pad or cleaning egg, as some people call it, since it looks like an egg, is small, yet it's just the perfect size needed to get your brushes super clean. You can stick a couple of your fingers into the bottom of it to hold it in place while cleaning you brushes. It has tiny, fine bumps at the top, followed by lines going across, and all the way down. It is designed this way on purpose. The top is for cleaning smaller brushes, whilst the lower half is for bigger ones.
 You get some cleanser on it, and scrub your brush on it, under running water. Move your brush clockwise, and counter clockwise, moving it up and down the pad. This will ensure that you remove every bit of makeup on your brush, and keep them looking good.
Then, you can wash the egg with some soap and water, and stand it up to air dry.

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They arrived, each in their own separate plastic wrapping, which was great because it kept each brush in tact and not all messy. The blender brush and cleaning pad were also individually wrapped. 
The handle on each brush is rose gold with black wood. The brushes are good quality and have high density bristles, so that you can use less product. Saves you some money, right?

Here is my video review:

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review. 


What Kind of Jobs Can You Get With an ITIN? #sponsoredpost

Although an ITIN (individual taxpayer identification number) allows you to file federal taxes in the United States, it does not authorize you to work in the U.S. An ITIN number is available only to those who have to file taxes but are not eligible to apply for a Social Security number (SSN). Like the SSN, the ITIN is a nine-digit number, but unlike the SSN it must start with the number nine.

U.S. Work Authorization

According to the IRS, employers must verify an employee's SSN before offering them a job. An ITIN is not considered a substitute as it does not indicate that an individual can legally work in the U.S. If you have an ITIN but later receive U.S. work authorization, you must apply for an SSN. An ITIN is issued regardless of immigration status to resident and nonresident aliens who have reporting obligations under the Internal Revenue Code.

Purpose of the ITIN

An ITIN is available for those who have earned income in the U.S. or from U.S. sources but are resident or nonresident aliens and thus ineligible for an SSN. This identification number is also available to spouses and dependents of individuals with federal income tax reporting requirement. This provides that person the benefit of claiming a spouse or dependent on his or her tax return.

If you have a pending SSN application, do not also apply for an ITIN. The ITIN is used only if your SSN application is rejected.

Obtaining an ITIN

Visit ITIN W7 Application for easy step-by-step instructions to apply for a tax ID number using IRS Form W7. Apply for the ITIN on the site and you'll receive a printable PDF that must be submitted along with your federal tax return and supporting documents that verify your foreign status and identity. If you need help, chat or email with representatives who speak both English and Spanish.



Animal Lives Matter Shirt #govegan

So, I have been vegan slightly over 3 years now, and I LOVE it. I do it for the animals, I do it for health, I do it for me.
I am proud to be vegan and always happy to spread not only my awesome vegan recipes and food that I make, but also love to spread the message any way that I can.

My new shirt is super cute! Check it out below:

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It says, "I 💗 Vegan 
Animal Lives Matter"
I like that the heart is a part of the paw print. Simple and adorable!

Here's what it looks like on me:

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I ordered a Medium and it fits just right. They have sizes available for men, women, and children.
The colors that they have are gray, dark gray, yellow, green, and blue.

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This is a super comfortable t-shirt with double stitch along the arms and hem. 

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Your whole family can spread the message together, each in their own favorite color!

Here is a short video review of me wearing the shirt:

Buy the shirt here.

Disclaimer: I received this shirt in exchange of my unbiased review. 

MirrorMore LED Stand Up Makeup Mirror

Having good lighting when you do your makeup and hair is definitely a necessity. My new LED MirrorMore Stand Up Mirror is exactly what I needed in my room. 
This is what it looks like:

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It is a great size! It is a very sturdy mirror. It's a little heavy, but can still be taken when traveling, in a back pack, duffel bag, or suit case. 
It has a satin nickel finish, mirror that swivels up and down, and energy saving light. Although it is energy saving, it still gets bright enough to apply your makeup and hair just right. One side of the mirror is regular sized and the opposite side is magnified 10x.

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It does come with a cord to plug it in, but you can also use 4 AA batteries to power it. This is good if you are traveling with it or if there is no wall outlet available to plug it into.
 It has a toggle off and on switch. 

I absolutely love this mirror! I leave it on my desk and use it every morning. I think that the lighting is very similar to outdoor lighting, which is what I prefer to do my makeup in. 
I highly recommend. 

Here is my youTube review:

Disclaimer: I received this product at a discount in exchange for my unbiased review. 


Premom HCG Pregnancy Test Casettes

Okay, so I've been with my husband for around 8 years now. We have two children at the moment. However, I'm being honest when I say that we have definitely had a few pregnancy scares over the years. Not that I fear for pregnancy, I should actually say possible pregnancy surprises, instead of using the words scares. 

So, anyway, is it weird that I like to keep a box of brand new pregnancy tests in my bathroom cabinet just in case?
Can't be that weird!
I'm sure some of you ladies do the same. 
In fact, a few years ago when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter, I was truly glad that I had a stash in my cabinet, because I hate the waiting game. I want to test as soon as possible, and as often as I like, without having to run back and forth to the store, and also without having to spend a ton of money. 
This Premom brand comes in a set of 25 individually packed test cassettes!

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Yes, they have their own pipettes attached to them too. All you need is a clean disposable cup or something of the sort to collect your urine. Use the pipette to collect a bit and drop 3 drops into the cassette. It only takes 3-5 minutes. 

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I took three a few days apart, and they all came out negative, because I'm not pregnant at the moment. 
They are super easy to read and work quickly. 

They are supposed to be highly reliable and are FDA approved. The sensitivity level is 25 mIU/mL, and they are great for early detection. 

Disclaimer: I received at a discount in exchange for my unbiased review. 


Join The Women’s Sock Club For New Clothes Every Month!

Socks play an important role in our wardrobes. They keep our feet comfortable while also offering an opportunity to add a splash of color and fun to any outfit. Despite this, many women put little thought into choosing their socks.

Say It With a Sock is here to help! Join our women’s sock subscription service to receive fun and comfortable new socks every month. Become a sock club member and you’ll never be bored of your footwear selection again.

How Does It Work?

Say It With a Sock is simple. For a low, monthly fee, you will receive a
women’s sock subscription box every month. Each box contains a selection of colorful, attractive and comfy socks. Every month’s box is different, so you will always have something new to adorn your feet.

You can also purchase Say It With a Sock as a gift. Buying someone a sock club subscription is a great way to show you care. Whether you need a gift for a friend or family member, a monthly delivery of attractive and enjoyable footwear is the perfect choice. For birthdays, holidays or just for fun, Say It With a Sock makes a wonderful and unique gift.

Customize Your Subscription

Subscriptions to Say It With a Sock are completely customizable. You can be certain you are getting exactly what you want each month. When you join the women’s sock club, you can select:

How many socks you receive each month

Whether you want patterns, graphics or both

How often you pay

Say It With a Sock offers subscriptions for men and children as well. No matter who you are looking for, we have a sock club for you.

Get Started

If you are excited to receive new socks every month or to gift a subscription to a loved one, sign up today. Visit our women’s
sock subscription box page to get started.



Steps of Faith DVD Giveaway Ends 6/8/18! #StepsOfFaithL3

I was recently given the opportunity to watch a movie called Steps of Faith the other day. It actually was a nice movie. Let me give you a little more information on it.

About the Movie

Genre: drama, comedy

Rating: PG

Run time: 1:35
Release date: May 2018
Cast: Charles Malik Whitfield, Chrystee Pharris, Irma P. Hall


  Steps of Faith is a light-heart dramedy about Faith Houston an accountant, who is directed by God to move to a small town to work on a Hippotherapy farm helping children. Faith is mocked by her family since she doesn’t have a rapport with children or animals and is not a devout Christian. Faith decides to follow her heart and move after she encounters several challenges. She finds herself at the farm in the horse stalls shoveling manure. Faith cracks under pressure and leaves after a child is almost injured questioning whether she heard God’s voice or not.

Here are a couple trailers for you guys:

I like Faith's perseverance in the movie. She keeps getting turned down and people don't  seem to believe her or in her right away. But you know what? She doesn't give up. She goes out and proves herself, even though it was really tough. She works harder than she ever has. There is an overall positive message in the film.
 It's light hearted, family friendly, and definitely does have a few pretty funny scenes. It's a movie that I plan on sharing with my own family because I know that they would enjoy it as well. In fact, I'd like to buy a copy of the DVD to give to my in-laws.    

Guess what guys?
You can win your very own DVD copy of this movie!
Simply enter the giveaway below

Steps of Faith DVD Giveaway

Must be 18+ and reside in the U.S.
Ends 6/8/18!