About Allie

My name is Allie Alexander-Ridlon and I am a freelance content publisher. In other words, I blog on other's blogs :)
Here at Today's Work at Home Mom I will be sharing helpful tips on working from home, reviews and giveaways and little bit of everything else.

TodaysWAHM is Home from Bloggy Boot Camp MPLS

TodaysWAHM is home from Bloggy Boot Camp MPLS.  Instead of hitting the couch to watch TV and relax as I usually do after a long trip, I opened my laptop and went right to blogging.  Bloggy Boot Camp gave me the motivation I needed to keep my goals and my work on track.

Friday was a meet and greet over cocktails.  Not everyone came to this making it much more of a intimate setting.  Giving us a chance to really get to know each other and spend time with sponsors and the following day speakers. LSG & TWAHM

Saturday we were early to rise for a full day of learning’s.  By 5pm my notebook, cell phone and pockets were filled with notes, photos and contacts.  I absorbed as much information as my mind and notebook could hold.  That evening we gathered for a cocktail party with a fabulous wine tasting hosted by Mirassou Winery.  As you can tell from the photo, we enjoyed ourselves.

At the end of everyday I spent a great deal of time in my hotel room reading from the blogs of all the ladies I had met and exchanged information with that day.  It was reassuring to hear that these women struggle with the same things I do.  That we share some of the same goals and strive to not only better our lives but the lives of our readers. mirassou wine2

Bloggy Boot Camp was worth the time, money and miles it took to get there.  The speakers were clear and able to break down the lessons.  So whether you were new to blogging or an expert looking to take your blog to the next level, they gave you the tools needed.

I would also like to Thank all of the speakers and sponsors who made this conference possible and incredibly enjoyable.

Bloggy Boot Camp Minneapolis Here We Come

Bloggy Boot Camp Minneapolis here we come!

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BBC is a one day blog and media conference where women like myself can go to get a better understanding of blogging and social media, while also building friendships and joining a community of like minded people.  This will be our first time attending and I am very excited!

The trip is booked, bags packed and tomorrow we venture to Minneapolis, MN for the conference.  There will be several knowledgeable speakers/bloggers, writers workshops and more!

What I’ve read from the testimonials, The tips, tricks and tools we receive this weekend will be plentiful.  Through out the weekend I will be keeping everyone updated, so don’t forget to follow us on Twitter.

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Never at a loss for your gloss, #YoYoLipGloss

Never at a loss for your gloss, YOYO Lip Gloss.  YOYO is not just a lip gloss but a fashion statement.  With a retractable reel you can easily clip them onto belts, pockets, clothes and backpacks.  And every gloss and reel are interchangeable: blue gloss with purple reel etc.

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YOYO Lip Gloss made awesome party favors for my nieces birthday party. The girls, ages ranged from 8-17 were able to choose from rhinestone initials or peace sign reels with different color and flavor variations.  It was a hit! 

YOYO Lip Gloss is great for teens and pre-teens, just clip it to there back pack for back to school so they wont have the dilemma of searching for it.

If you’re interested you can find them and much more at www.shopjustice.com

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Wanna give YoYo Lip Gloss a try?   Win one of your own
NEW JUSTICE YOYO INITIAL RETRACTABLE LIP GLOSSES!

Giveaway open to US only.   Giveaway Ends Sept 26, 2013 at 11:59 pm central time.

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Disclosure ~ Today’s Work at Home Mom received products to facilitate a review. All opinions and thoughts on these products are 100% ours.

Create custom signs for your business with BuildASign.com

Create custom signs for your business with BuildASign.com 

Are you looking for new ways of advertising or looking to expand your customer base?  BuildASign is affordable and offers a great banner maker, sign maker, bumper sticker maker and more.  

I was able to customize car magnets for my business, Prim and Sassy Soy.  They turned out just the way I had wanted them and were made with a great deal of quality.

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I also had bumper stickers and bumper magnets made.  They had many templates to choose from or I could upload my own image.  Besides the advertising I get from simply driving around running errands, my family and friends are getting the word out with stickers and magnets on there vehicles as well.  

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Along with customizable magnetics, stickers, business cards you can also order; banners, signs, decals, license plates, flags, window clings and more. 

BuildASign.com also has a very informed Customer Love Team to help answer any questions you may have. 

Disclosure ~ Today’s Work at Home Mom received products to facilitate a review. All opinions and thoughts on these products are 100% ours.

Mini Pig Lovers, Love PigGear

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Mini pig lovers, love PigGear.  I am a Mommy to a wonderful mini pig named Ernest.  He has been part of our family for several years now but he is still our baby, which means I spoil him rotten. 

Recently I stumbled upon this amazing small business that truly is a one women show.  Brenda Dupler is an Owner/Designer/Seamstress of PigGear.  PigGear is a website where you can go to spoil your pet.  Handmade Harnesses, Blankets, Cover-Ups, Jewelry and more.  Along with tons of links, blogs, and information on training and caring for your pet. 

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Over the years I have bought several harnesses for Ernie but they would slip off or dig into the skin under his arms, basically they never fit right.  And it was always a fight to get him into them.  With PigGear I was able to get a customized leash and harness that was made for him, not for a dog.  Made with layers of soft flannel the harness is strong but doesn’t cut into him like the nylon did.   

And through PigGear I was able to find an amazing instructional video on how to harness train your pig.  When I first saw the video I didn’t believe it could be that easy.  But it only took 15 minutes of training and Ernie was running around in his new harness with out a care in the world.  He has even been taking naps with it on.  

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I enjoy shopping small business.  Finding someone who is skilled in there trade and who take’s pride and enjoys what they do.  So if you or someone you know has or plans on having a mini pig, PigGear is where its at.

Disclosure ~ Today’s Work at Home Mom received products to facilitate a review. All opinions and thoughts on these products are 100% ours.

Accessorize and keep your dog safe with dogIDs

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Accessorize and keep your dog safe with dogIDs.  A small family-owned business, dogIDs has delivered unique, personalized, top-quality pet products for nearly 15 years. 

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For our dog Grader we chose a Personalized English Bridle Leather Dog Collar with Nameplate & an English Bridle Leather Leash, both in London Tan. The stitching and hardware are excellent quality and the English Bridle Leather is incredibly durable and flexible. image2

Previously, ID tags I had ordered from different places seemed to wear out within months.  With engraved nameplates on both the collar and leash, they aren’t rubbing on his fur so the letters aren’t wearing off. 

Last year my husband and I rescued Grader from a shelter.  He had been found running in the woods.  With injuries and poor health he almost did not survive.  Since he is a runner we take precautions and make sure that if he does take off, he can be identified and returned home.  So most importantly I like how the letters on the nameplates are clearly visible and were made to our personal specifications. 

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Along with collars, ID tags and leashes dogIDs.com has several accessories to choose from for your furry friend including beds, bowls and more.

Enter for your chance to Win an English Bridle Leather Leash & English Bridle Leather Dog Collar.

Giveaway Ends July 22nd 2013 at 11:59 pm. central time

Check them out on a facebook,  twittergoogle +instagram, and pinterest

Disclosure ~ Today’s Work at Home Mom received products to facilitate a review. All opinions and thoughts on these products are 100% ours.

Green Your Cleaning Routine with Unique

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Green Your Cleaning Routine with Unique.

Unique manufactures natural products that clean organic waste safely, effectively with affordability.  Organic waste is anything that is biodegradable, nearly all the stains, messes and odors in your home are from organic waste.  From carpets to septic, Unique uses natural bacterias to break down and remove the organic waste.

When it comes to cleaning, I am a freak.  With a husband always covered in grease, a high energy dog and pot-belly pig that likes to root around the yard then come inside the house and roll around, I am ALWAYS cleaning!  Unique has the power to take care of our messes and is safe for our pets which takes the weight off my shoulders, and the piece of mind that I am not fighting pollution with more pollution.

I love the Pet Odor & Stain Eliminator because I can apply it and let it do its magic, saving me time and energy.  For stains on our carpet, at night I saturate the stain and toss a rag over it.  In the morning I remove the rag and let the carpet dry.  Letting the cleaner sit overnight saves me all the trouble of being on my knees scrubbing.

Unique Complete, Stain & Odor Remover is the cleaner I use throughout our home.  Kennel, litter box, car, bathroom, basically floor to ceiling.  It is a concentrated product, which means you mix it 10 to 1.  So a 1 Quart container will make 2.5 gallons of cleaning product!

The Super Digest It is a life saver!   I use this in my kitchen drain, and in my shower.  Between food, grease, dog hair, human hair, etc., a drain should not be without it.

Unique also carries a 100% Refund if you aren’t completely satisfied!

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Reasons to Love Unique

All Natural / Safe For Your Family & Pets

Removes Stains And Odors

Uses Bacteria And Enzymes

Cleans All The Way To The Floorboards

Carried In Over 3,000 Stores Throughout The US

Guaranteed To Work

Inexpensive

Unique Giveaway

Enter to win a gift basket of Pet Odor Eliminator Ready to Use 24oz, Super Digest It Qt, Carpet Shampoo Qt, Unique Complete Qt, Wine Stain Remover 4oz.

Valued Over $50

Giveaway Ends July 17, 2013 at 11:59 Central Time

Enter using the entry form below.

Disclosure ~ Today’s Work at Home Mom received products to facilitate a review. All opinions and thoughts on these products are 100% ours.

Extravagant Vacations Made Affordable

Extravagant Vacations Made Affordable

 Have you been saving for a Holiday, Vacation, Second Honeymoon but keep postponing the trip because you are unsure if you can afford it? Funds maybe tight but don’t let that stop you from an extravagant trip.  Imagine yourself in Paris.  Let your eyes rise far upward to gaze upon the Eiffel Tower positioned over much of the city.  Now imagine yourself in London.  A Double-Decker bus passes you as you take in the site of the Tower Bridge straddling the River Thames. Now realize that these sites and many more are obtainable.  By seizing the right deal you can make or break your trip.  Look for summer deals online at Eurotunnel.  Be thrifty and take control of your vacation.  There is no reason to put off the trip of your dreams.

 Afraid of lost income while on your trip or just in need of some extra spending cash?  You can list your home for free online at Housetrip. Enjoy a steady flow of income while you’re away by renting your house or apartment to someone who is looking for that home away from home experience.  These types of rental opportunities have become more and more common.  You are in control of the price and may reject or accept who can rent your property.  In turn try the authentic experience and look to stay in an apartment opposed to a hotel on your trip and take advantage of the savings.

 Plan your extravagant vacation, show your thrift, and take lots of photos.

Dermagist Complete Rejuvenation System

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Dermagist Complete Rejuvenation System is a 3 step system formulated to fight ALL signs of aging.  The combination of ingredients; including Peptides which are reported to reduce the signs of aging by increasing collagen production, will shrink pores, reduce age spots, fade redness and will drastically improve deep wrinkles as well as fine lines. complete-rejuvenation-system

The first step in this system is the Original Wrinkle Smoothing Cream.  This is not an instant tightener but a luxurious, deep moisturizing cream rich in nutrients and Peptides to stimulate the cells on your skin. It increases your skins own collagen and elastin to allow the skin to heal and smooth out wrinkles.

 The second step is the Dynamic Age-Defying Serum.  It attacks 4 target areas, wrinkles, enlarged pores, redness and age spots.  This high-end serum contains Matrixyl and Renovage, also known as Teprenone which keeps skin looking younger by reducing redness and pore size giving an even texture to the skin.  

 The third step is instant gratification with long term benefit, the Instant-Effect Lifting Serum.  A light serum that has a tightening agent noticeable in a matter of minutes which I truly enjoyed. Dermagist has also added Peptides and Matrixyl to this serum for long term wrinkle removal benefits.

 I have noticed a considerable difference in the look and texture of my skin since I first began using the Complete Rejuvenation System.  This system is perfect for those who are looking for the most complete treatment for signs of aging without going under the knife. 

You can now follow Dermagist on Pintrest!  There you can find products, beauty tips, reviews & more! 

Dermagist also has an affiliate program, with a nice 25% commission!  Sign up and make money while marketing amazing products.  

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Snow Day Survival for a Busy Mom

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You plan, prep and work hard to keep a schedule.  But hey, snow days happen.  With a full day of work to do at home, the weather turns and schools close.  Now along with a mountain of work to be done you have your little ones to entertain. We have all been there.  Here are a few things to help your kids burn off there energy, without burning out yours.

Building Forts.  Let your kids bring in empty boxes, sofa cushions, blankets, pillows whatever they need for building an ultimate fort.  Too tired to clean up, have a camp in and let them sleep the night away in there fortress.

Homemade Bird Feeders.  Give them some string and a giant bowl of popcorn.  They can string the popcorn themselves, when the weather improves send them outside to hang them in the trees.

Snowflake Art.  Let your kids fold, cut out and decorate snowflakes.  Tell them to go around and decorate the house for the season.

Put them to work.  Make a list of chores; each chore can have a 1-5 star rating system.  Let them choose the ones they would like to do.  Who ever has the most stars at the end gets a prize.  Its always good to have a few new toys around for prizes.

Sock Puppet Show.   Save all those unmatched socks.  Let them decorate socks with markers, glue and googly eyes.  Then have them decorate an empty box to look like a stage.  After dinner they can entertain the whole family with a sock puppet show.

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Paint The Snow.  Fill a couple of squirt guns with water and food coloring.  Bundle them up and ship them outside to turn the snow in your yard into works of art.  This is a lot of fun!!

Cook Together.  Have your kids help you make lunch and dinner.  No matter how complex a dish might be there is always a job for them.  From stirring, flipping, measuring ingredients.  They will love being your little helper.