Back To School: Sponsorship for your groups and events has never been easier

"Commercial activities in schools can incur costs that outweigh their financial benefits". 



Each year it can get increasingly difficult to maintain a lot of school sport teams, youth groups and organizations without sponsorship and until PEAR the statistics of costs of things like equipment, uniforms and other essentials become very costly and even school fundraisers may not cover all that is needed to run these programs.

PEAR makes sponsorship easy for groups and events of any size. They are able to do this by pairing up with major brands (such as Ritz, Verizon, Applebees, Johnsonville and more) and small businesses to help group and event organizers get the support they need by fitting you with the kind of support you may need.

It's really simple to do, you just find your sponsor in less than 60 seconds and activate your community to help raise up to $1,000 or more toward custom apparel, equipment, donation, gift cards from a national brand or a local business near you.

Right now with Fall Soccer Leagues starting up soon Ritz Bits is offering up to $1,000 in sponsorship cash for all Youth Soccer teams ages (6-12).
For more information please visit PEAR

Review: What is your Bathroom Etiquette?



" Decorum suggests dignity and a sense of what is becoming or appropriate for a person of good breeding: a fine sense of decorum."





Of course the most appropriate thing we can do happens in the bathroom and many of us do not realize how important it really is to have bathroom decorum.
But did you know if your bathroom hygiene is poor, you can end up with more problems than you bargained for!!
I know this may seem like an awkward question but how do you wipe after your done using the facilities? Are you a dry wiper or a wet wiper? Do you purchase those pre-moistened wipes and refills weekly?? Do you REALLY go commando?? (honestly though who does that??) I prefer the wet to the dry myself but it isn't always available so you have to just make do. Until now! I was asked to review the Etiquette wet wipe system which is an expertly formulated organic wipe solution that you dispense as little or as much as you need to your own toilet paper.

Wipe ingredients:Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Organic, Water (Aqua), Citric Acid & Silver Citrate, Xanthan Gum, Glycerine, Decyl Glucoside, Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A). Ascorbyl Palmitate (vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Organic, Phenoxyethanol.


It comes in a dispenser and all you have to do is apply your toilet paper on the top, give it a swipe and wipe! The solution itself is clear (or blue depending on your preference) and after trying this a few times I really liked it. In all honesty I would recommend not using so much at a time or with one ply tissue because it can cause your paper to become so wet than it disintegrates while wiping Yikes!! but after trying it out with a little less I have it down to a science and now a much needed new routine to keep the bum clean!
I especially love that this is environmentally safe and it won't clog landfills or more importantly your plumbing!! like most adult wipes manage to do. 
This system is by far the most economical as well.  A standard bottle produces about 150-160 wipes depending on how much you apply.   
So all in all this product gets a 4 star rating!! 

Need to change your bathroom etiquette?
like the way this product sounds?
Go HERE to try your Etiquette system today and get FREE shipping and 10% off your first purchase.

*I was offered this product for a FREE review all opinions expressed here are mine and I was not compensated for them"

Flash Giveaway- $50 Amazon or PayPal Cash Giveaway

The Giveaway you all know and love is running for a short 3 days

What will you choose??? For THREE Days ONLY we are offering this Flash Giveaway! One lucky reader will receive $50 USD Paypal Cash or Amazon Gift Card!! This giveaway is for THREE Days Only! Enter Now! We are making it easy peasy to enter! Just use the form below. Remember, this giveaway ends at 11:59 pm on August 30, 2015! Tell your friends so they can enter, too! Good Luck!
Disclosure: This giveaway is organized by Giveaway Booster.com. The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. If you are a blogger and would like to join in this giveaway event please check this post on Wednesdays to sign up to join. We are not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. Must be 18+ to enter. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.  My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. It is at the sole discretion of the admin of the giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not.
If you have any questions about this giveaway please email Tina at branchpropromotions@gmail.com.

Why I started Small Channel Shoutouts and my Youtube channel tips





HOW DO I BEGIN?

Back in 2011 when I first decided I wanted to start a Youtube Channel. I can recall that I had been looking online about Keratin products. I came across a video with a woman talking about a particular product I had heard about and wanted to know more before I purchased so i watched. As I am watching, it occurred to me that this was just an average person, not a celebrity or "guru" as I had always thought was mainly on Youtube. I had already begun a blog by this time and a Facebook page dedicated to talking about beauty, makeup and thrifty shopping. I had someone assisting me when I began, with graphics and making short videos to promote me but I had no idea the ways to actually grow my channel. When I decided to make my own videos it started out with just simple drugstore hauls (as these are the kinds of videos I was watching and learning on how people were getting great deals on products) I figured I was doing this anyway so why not share it? Only now there was just one problem.....

WHO WILL WATCH ME?


 How will anyone see this? I mean Youtube is a massive forum from which to be seen from but how will they find me in a multitude of channels and faces that have been established and or are providing much better content than I could ever force out? I had no idea outside of sharing on Facebook where my subscribers were going to come from.

Such is a huge frustration for all of us smaller Youtubers who take the direction that I did and want to start a Youtube channel for themselves after watching others do it for so long. I can remember back when I started i was watching some larger Youtubers who had a massive following and they seemed to be normal, regular salt of the earth type people not your typical "Beauty Guru" which if you're familiar with in the Youtube beauty community there seems to be an endless array of perfectly poised and sounding young women who define the sterotype of being such guru with the inclusion of one or all of these things in their videos:

1.  A pure white background featuring some kind of candle burning
2.  Alex  drawers (purchased from Ikea perfect for storing makeup and other beauty essentials especially if you are buying ever known makeup brand there is.
3.  Some sort of ring lighting or "diva" lighting as they call it now
4.  a RIDICULOUS amount of makeup, skincare, brushes, palettes what have you all in the name of sticking with the trends of what you need to buy next no matter how much you break the bank featured in all tutorials and "get ready with me" videos.

5. That ever condescending tone in their voice as if you don't know they are about to sell you some kind of crap they themselves got sent  for free, a brand that sponsored them or they gush  is this weeks "amazing" product you must purchase with their special coupon code of course.      But it's their "honest" review......sure it is.

I could go on but you can probably garner the gist of what I am saying. To me, as great as they all "seem" when you first subscribe to them you learn quickly that there is a formula here that gets repeated over and over and thus keeps creating these same types of videos and channels so that must be the way to get noticed on Youtube... Right???

NOT EVEN CLOSE..

Say you walk into a fabulous boutique and see this jumper you've seen in magazines and have been wanting for a while but couldn't afford it, You finally save up enough money to purchase it so you go back to that boutique and find the jumper and quickly grab your size only to find out when you try it on it looks horrible and is just not you. Then you take a glimpse over at the register and find everyone waiting on line has that same jumper. Are you going to go purchase that jumper anyway?  My guess would be no as it's just not YOU.

Youtube was created to give any individual with the mind to create a platform. A place where you the individual can voice your opinions, express your interests, show off a skill or share in a passion. Basically YOU TV. What I am saying is don't feel you have to create a channel that is designed the same or is patterned like everyone else just because of the numbers that they generate. You CAN and WILL get there eventually it just takes some effort and of course letting those out there know you exist.

HOW DOES A SMALL CHANNEL GROW?

Most channels when they start out (such as myself) rely on support from friends or family at first to give their channel that first couple of views and subscribers. While this is a great way to get your foot in the door it certainly limits the potential views and subs you could be gaining even though you just started out. 

First and foremost... SOCIAL MEDIA!!!!! 
You want to get yourself out there on as many platforms as possible and what better way than to be social?? If you notice whenever you post a video there is a option to "share" and on that tab is a slew of places you can potentially be posting your content.
  Everyone seems to have a Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and you should too. Not only because of its widespread popularity or the infinite amount of selfies you can post but they are integral tools into promoting your channel content.


Secondly, Consider the audience you are looking to reach. If you are making videos on Beauty you want to engage the beauty community,If you are a gamer or a thrifty shopper you want to be able to target these audiences into watching, sharing, liking and most importantly SUBSCRIBING!! to your channel. With social media accounts you are by far reaching a wider audience than you could have ever dreamed all with one click.. BUT is that enough?  

While social media is integral there are other sources where you can share your videos and posts that you might not be aware of so here is my short list of resources.

1. SVERVE: Yes this site is mainly for bloggers with influence but you can also share your video content as well (bet you didn't know that) and they also offer campaigns based on your profile you can sign up for to potentially get you more ways to bring subscribers to your channel/blog.

2.Google+ communities: Here is where you can find just about any type of community to share your content to, Google offers a wide variety of groups dedicated to whatever channel content you create. Mainly look for the ones that are dedicated to Youtube to share your videos to.

3.Blog posts: I myself forget many times to link my videos back to my blog, Why is this important?? Well if you are someone who say does product reviews and you not only wrote your review but there is a video you also created?? well why would you NOT want to link the two together so that those that follow your blog can now find your channel and vice versa. 

4.EMPIRE AVENUE: While I am still brand new to this site I can see why this could be potentially lucrative for all of your social media posts and content, It literally is a stock market of investors and areas where you can grow and build all your social media content.  While it does take some time the more people you get to know, the more investments you make and receive while being able to create missions to get those and other potential investors to your channel, blog and so forth. The more you interact the more you can gain your true wealth in social media.

Also check out my video above for these and more tips on starting a Youtube channel and the importance of smaller channels and how we can help each other grow.

I hope you find these tips useful and if you have any comments or suggestions on how to grow a Youtube channel or blog feel free to comment below~~












CholyFlower's New Mom Giveaway


                CholyFlower's New Mom Giveaway

Enter to win a great assortment of samples and full-size products for your new bundle of joy I have included all you will need as a new Mom.

Featuring: Gift Certificates
                  Dial Body and Hair Wash
                  Enfamil Supplementing Formula Sample
                  Avent Breast Pads and Starter Bottle
                  Numerous Samples of creams and Sunscreen
                  Toddler clips (4)
                  Cupcake Toppers
                  Goddess Garden Sunscreen
                  Full Size Package of Lavender Wipes
                  Happy Baby Baby Food (broccoli pears and peas)
                 

CholyFlower's New Mom Giveaway

Back To School: College Students Are We Ready?

As your high school graduate prepares to make the move from home to dorm, from simple supplies to now having to purchase books it can get quite pricey especially for a first time college student.

 "The College Board reports the average cost for books and supplies for the 2014–2015 school year was $1,146 at public colleges and $1,244 at private colleges".

                         So college students... Are you ready???

Paying for college alone is enough to give you nightmares let alone room and board and on top of all that  books too?? Don't worry parents there is a better way to avoid breaking the bank on books!

That is where Campus Book Rentals excels! Saving you money by renting instead of buying!
You save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
Free shipping on all books BOTH ways!
Can highlight or write in them (just remember to be respectful as others will be renting as well)
Flexible renting periods
Top notch support staff
NO membership or hidden fees!
Making a difference with continued support to OPERATION SMILE

*Operation Smile is an incredible organization that can forever change
children's lives through reconstructive cleft lip surgery which helps improve quality of life.*

How does it work?







Flash Giveaway!! Sponsored by Giveaway Booster and Bloggers

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 For THREE Days ONLY we are offering this Flash Giveaway! One lucky reader will receive $50 USD Paypal Cash or Amazon Gift Card!! This giveaway is for THREE Days Only! Enter Now! We are making it easy peasy to enter! Just use the form below. Remember, this giveaway ends at 11:59 pm on August 9, 2015! Tell your friends so they can enter, too! Good Luck!  Disclosure: This giveaway is organized by Giveaway Booster.com. The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. If you are a blogger and would like to join in this giveaway event please check this post on Wednesdays to sign up to join. We are not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. Must be 18+ to enter. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.  My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. It is at the sole discretion of the admin of the giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not.
If you have any questions about this giveaway please email Tina at branchpropromotions@gmail.com.

New Thrive Market $1,000 Giveaway

Healthy Living is important to us all and THRIVE wants to get you there with wholesome products delivered to your door for FREE!!

Shop over 4,000 items at a fraction of a cost of most whole food, health food stores.
AND if you are a first time buyer at THRIVE you get 25% off.

Also get $25 in credit just to TRY THRIVE
Now here is your chance to win $1,000 in a shopping spree to Thrive!!!
ENTER HERE

Lorna Jane Giveaway Win An Active Wardrobe Makeover

Lorna Jane is giving away 2 active wardrobe makeovers!
On a mission to empower every woman to lead her best life in active style!!
Lorna Jane has now given a whole new meaning to staying fit and healthy - it’s a lifestyle that transcends the walls of the gym.  

Now is your chance to get that runway inspired active wear look
Contest ends August 31st!! ENTER HERE

Review and Giveaway: 360 Deodorant Hotate Spray

More and more I am loving how nature friendly products are becoming. 
If you are anything like me who is always spraying, spritzing or misting something in the air to rid odors or eliminate ones from beginning you also know that we can end up enhancing the problem by just trying to cover them up in spring floral scents or laundry detergent infused products that really do not eliminate odors they just cover them up.

Recently I find myself looking for more all natural ways to deodorize instead of paying for those pricey, full of chemical spritz bottles of name brand deodorizers.
I was contacted by this company who specializes in making hotate spray. 

Now your asking what exactly is hotate spray and how does it work?
Hotate is derived from the Japanese word 帆立 which means "Scallop Shell". Scallop Shell has a strong deodorant effect. Hotate is extremely safe because it's a 100% natural. 

This spray is formulated with Aluminum Chlorohydrate, and is 100% effective for bad odors caused by sweat and bacteria.
It has absolutely no odor whatsoever so you will not be using a smelly, flowery spray.
Instead you will be using an all-natural, unscented, safe for pets and children alternative. This 360 spray can be used everywhere you need odor eliminating such as:

1.Shoes
2.Bathtub and Basin
3.Pet Beds
4.Litter boxes
5.Garbage areas
6.Toilet
7.Upholstery in Cars
8.Closets
9.Attics and Basements
10.Kitchen Areas

Put it this way, anywhere it smells!!
Within 5 minutes of use of this product the odors are GONE! not just covered up they cease to exist! I was really impressed and I am advocating that this product really does work and is so much better for the environment. I think you will find that once you try this you will never miss those spring flowers or detergent smelly sprays again!

Now here is your chance to win your own bottle 

360 Hotate All-Natural Deodorant Spray

I was sent this product for FREE in exchange for my 100% honest and unbiased review all opinions expressed here are my own

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One lucky reader will receive $50 USD Paypal Cash or Amazon Gift Card!!
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Remember, this giveaway ends at 11:59 pm on July 26, 2015! Tell your friends so they can enter, too!
Good Luck!

 Disclosure: This giveaway is organized by Giveaway Booster.com. The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. If you are a blogger and would like to join in this giveaway event please check this post on Wednesdays to sign up to join. We are not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. Must be 18+ to enter. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.  My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. It is at the sole discretion of the admin of the giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not.
If you have any questions about this giveaway please email Tina at branchpropromotions@gmail.com.

Giveaway:Family 4 Pack to LegoLand Discovery Center Westchester

About a year ago my family and I were awarded with tickets to LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER in Westchester New York. A fun day for the whole family with play areas, a 4D movie theater, rides and lots of places where they can build and create.

They always have special events and you will be amazed at some of the wonderful displays like this one featured of NYC.

Sound good yet??


Good! because LegoLand Discovery Center in Westchester is giving away a Family 4 pack to their
Discovery Center for a great family day out you won't want to miss!!

*Giveaway is open to New York State residents or if you will be in the area of New York.Tickets are non-refundable and are only good for one year* Family 4 Pack to LegoLand Westchester