Saturday, April 23, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Woohoo!! March 20th was the official start to spring! it's such a wonderful time of year :) Granted, we don't get much of a winter in Florida (and definitely don't have the feet of snow our northern neighbors get) it still gets cold and dreary. Spring means great weather, new plants, baby animals, and gorgeous outdoor furniture!
I absolutely adore Pier 1 and all the fun new outdoor furniture and decor they have! They are always running specials and their prices are already good to begin with. I could walk around their stores all day! Seeing all the new items makes me want to start planning an outdoor dinner party for my friends and family. Even better than new products, low prices and specials- a LOT of new items are indoor/outdoor! (Helpful for our Florida storm seasons and I have to pull things indoors)
it would be perfect for my front porch!
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Ahhhhh I can finally talk about my AMAZING project I've been working on! I got what seemed to be one of those "too good to be true" emails. I was being offered the chance to make a Microsoft OneNote trip book and video to be shared with Microsoft and their site visitors, and in return I'd get the software, an 8 GB HD Flip and a tripod for the Flip, plus payment when I finished. I knew the company who sent it and I only had to send them my address and my top 5 cities from an attached list so I went for it. Within the week I had my goodies in hand and my city - New Orleans!
A friend of mine talked up OneNote like crazy, he uses it for everything! I was excited when I got my new netbook and I got it use OneNote for myself. It is SO easy to use and perfect for storing all forms of information. You can add pictures, videos, audio, internal links, external links, files and more all in one spot. It really was perfect for creating my New Orleans trip book. I was able to keep everything together - no scrambling to find printouts, search for addresses, files or anything. I organized my tabs- places to stay, eat, visit, shop, things to do. Each of those tabs could also have pages to get even more organized, I didn't get that far, but next time we go to New Orleans I think I'll add more details into my trip book!
Please make sure you head on over to OneNote TripBook and check out my New Orleans trip book! I'll give you a sneak peek:
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Have you heard of NMEDA? Well, let me tell you about them! NMEDA is a non-profit trade association that educates consumers on buying products from a NMEDA qualified dealer. They don't actually sell anything; they are just a very helpful association that promotes safe driving and equipment for disabled people. All of their members are required to adhere to the safety standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Their dealers are the ones who sell handicap vans and vehicle modifications for disabled people. Beware of adapted wheelchair vehicles sold over the Internet or through catalogs as they will be generic. After a personalized “in-person” evaluation, you can be sure you are getting the right driving solution customized to your specific lifestyle and needs.
NMEDA doesn't just have dealers, they also have a Quality Assurance Program (QAP). Their QAP is the only nationally recognized accreditation program for the Adaptive Mobility Equipment Industry. It is based on the principle that in order to satisfy customers consistently, companies must have a systematic and documented approach to quality. You want your family in good hands don't you?
Check out NMEDA and tell me where your closest dealer is. I have 2 NMEDA dealers within 40 miles of my place!