Mighty Mascot Team Challenge on Swagbucks

Swagbucks is having another team challenge. So it’s time to make sure you join a team and guarantee your bonus points. On the Swagbucks home page above your daily goal is the button you need to join a team. To earn the bonus points you need to contribute at least 1 point to your team. Answer the daily poll for today and you have your 1 point.

What kind of bonus Swagbucks are you going to get? It all depends on what team you are on. 1st place: 25 SB 2nd place: 20 SB 3rd place: 15 SB 4th place: 10 SB. Top 5 team leaders also win bonus SB!

This challenge runs from Thursday, July 17th at 12:01am PT until Thursday, July 24th at 11:59am PT.

How you earn points for your team:

  • Answer Surveys: Get rewarded for giving your opinions and you’ll also contribute 4 pts to your team’s total score.
  • Encrave: Every time you earn SB interacting with Encrave activities you’ll contribute 3 pts to your team’s total score.
  • Games: Every time you earn SB playing games you’ll contribute 2 pts to your team’s total score.
  • Special Offers: Complete offers and earn SB on desktop to contribute 2 pts to your team’s total score.
  • Search: Search the web and every time you earn SB you’ll contribute 2 pts to your team’s total score.
  • Watch: Watch your favorite clips on SBTV and you’ll contribute 1 pt to your team’s total score.
  • Daily Poll: Take the Daily Poll and earn a Swag Buck plus you’ll contribute 1 pt to your team’s total score.
  • NOSO: Complete your daily NOSO and you’ll contribute 1 pt to your team’s total score.
  • Mobile: For every SB you earn from SBTV Mobile, Special Offers on Mobile, or EntertaiNOW on mobile, you’ll contribute 1 pt to your team’s total score.
  • Swag Codes: Every Swag Code you redeem adds 1 pt to your team’s total score.


If you are new to Swagbucks you can sign up and join this team challenge on the same day. What are swagbucks? Check out this post.


Wedding Reply Card Wording

To save some money on our wedding invitation I printed my own. This gave me the chance to personalize not only the invite but the reply card as well. I found the alternate wording for “will not attend” on Pinterest -  “will celebrate from a far” is the one that I liked the best.

RSVP card for wedding reply. Include favorite songs so they can be added to the playlist

We wanted to make sure that everyone is happy with the music we have selected.  To help this happen we asked for everyone’s favorite songs. We added the songs to our playlist for the night.

I have been warned that sometimes the reply card is returned without the name of the invitee(s). To save this from happening I numbered the reply cards. I saved the numbers in my guest list so I could refer back to it if needed.

RSVP card for wedding. Write numbers on the back so you know who sent it, in case they miss adding their names. Wedding reply card


If you are copying my lay out make sure you remember the one thing that I forgot. The reply by date!  Yup I completely forgot that part.  I would rather not have to chase after people for the reply, as I’m sure you would too. Trying to get replys right before the wedding can be difficult, especially if you have a large wedding.

Money Rebate Apps, Save Money At The Grocery Store

Here is a list of my favorite coupon rebate apps for saving money at the grocery store. I always check these cash back apps when I am checking flyers to make my weekly grocery list.

Apps that give you cash back on the groceries you buy. The end of cutting out coupons, just take a photo of your receipt and get cash back. It's that easy.

These apps are sort of like have electronic coupons, but you don’t have to deal with them in the store. Continue reading

What Message Are We Sending Our Daughters?

Do you ever say things to your kids just because it’s what you have always heard about yourself? Do you think these things affect how they feel. As a kid if you were told something over and over again did you start to believe it was true? The answer is probably yes. Now what if that thing you were told was a negative comment. Even if the person saying it wasn’t trying to put you down or hurt your feelings.

I have chosen to parent my children differently. A lot of my choices are not “mainstream”. This is great for my younger kids, they get mommy’s attention when they need it and how they need it. The problem is that I have not been parenting my oldest daughter in the same way. When you have been doing something for 9 years one way it’s REALLY hard to change. I am trying to make that change and it’s very difficult.

Perhaps by taking things one small step at a time I can become the mother I want to be with my oldest too. My fist step will be to not force her into what everyone expects her to be. She is who she is, yes there are a lot of people who don’t like who she is. The kids at school (she gets bullied), her teachers (she doesn’t preform in class the way she should), us (she never seems to listen or care about what we say).  But that’s ok, she is perfect just the way she is. Perhaps if I can accept this (and stop seeing her faults as my failures) than maybe we will all be much happier for it.


These videos are what helped bring me to this conclusion. Maybe it’s time I start questioning the “norm” for my oldest as well.

I know they are commercials, but the message in them is so important that they are worth sharing.