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Are you ready? Christmas is less than a week away! I am almost done, but not quite. I’m still ho humming on what to get a couple of people.

Gift Cards are a quick and easy way to give a gift, especially when you know their favorite store or something that is on their list. Hubby is always chatting about the newest technology toys that are way above my head. It is just easier sometimes for me to buy him a gift card at Best Buy.

Don’t you LOVE that you can buy almost any gift card at the local grocery store? Earn yourself things like cash rewards,
bonus fuel points and other shopper perks through the supermarket’s loyalty programs. You’ve done this right?


Gift Card Mall allows you to make all your purchases in one place, whether it be online where you can customize (and mail out!) or locally with the groceries at your favorite store. Check out the hundreds of retailers you can buy gift cards for and decide who is left on your list.

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Do you still need to grab some gift cards?

I partnered with GiftCardMall for this post. All opinions are my own.

Updating Your Old Carpet

*this is a guest post

It used to really tie the room together, but as of lately it just doesn’t seem to work with the décor of your home. That’s right! We’re talking about that old carpet. Carpeting is an extremely popular flooring choice, but it’s also one of the hardest to maintain, and sometimes it might just be way past its prime. If your carpet is lacking the life it once had, it may be time to consider replacing or upgrading to new carpeting.

Stains are public enemy number one to your carpet, and even with the roughest scrubbing and strictest shampooing regimen, it seems some pesky stains just don’t want to leave.  Carpeting is also prone to wear and tear. No matter how durable your carpet once was, it is always susceptible to holes, tears, and ripples as it gets older.

Sometimes just updating the look of your room is a great motivator and factor for considering a carpet replacement! You might just simply want a breath of fresh air in the décor of your home, and installing a new carpet can help achieve that. If you’re looking to replace your ratty old carpet, or simply give your home some new life, consider getting rid of that dingy old carpet and finding a brand new carpet at

*thank you for this guest post!

It’s Time to Clean the Carpet

I remember a few years back when we moved into a new home and it had fresh carpet. I was careful about making everyone take off their shoes at the door and vacuumed up the high traffic living areas more than my norm.

Then one day after about two months of living there we come home to a dog mess. Yep. He had gotten sick right in the middle of the room! I think I was in tears and I ended up making more of a mess trying to clean it myself. It looked awful.

It was time to get the carpet cleaned by professionals. Carpet cleaning services are around the corner, and better yet, green, eco-friendly carpet services are in Brooklyn. Green carpet cleaning is just as effective, if not more effective that traditional chemical cleaning.  Natural products are used instead of harsh chemicals that are not only bad for the environment, they are also bad for you, your family, and your pets. Rug cleaning can be safe and effective when you choose Green Choice for your rug and carpet cleaning.

They currently have specials on steam cleaning by the number of rooms and 15% off carpet, couch, rug, and mattress cleaning. Check out this local rug cleaner in New York for more information.