The New Changes In Material Sourcing And Management

As we head into 2020, business leaders across the globe must make conscious efforts to drop the status quo. In every part of business, a new wave of thinking must envelop all concepts, productions and sales initiatives. Let’s look into the new changes in material sourcing and management!

The New Changes In Material Sourcing And Management

A big indicator of the changes to come in China. Once a developing economy, it was the source of cheap labour and cheap materials. However, experts acknowledge the fact that China will have to depart from this era in its nation and start to develop high-quality products if it wants to compete with the world’s economies.

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Crunch These Numbers: You Can Become An Accounting And Finance Blogger

I love being a blogger. I feel like I stumbled into it on accident. I originally started blogging as a way to share and record my life. I recently launched a second blog, it’s more of a personal blog and sharing our life. I’m a single mom, homeowner, and college student.

Crunch These Numbers: You Can Become An Accounting And Finance Blogger

Yep, that’s right if you are looking to break into the world of blogging, and an excellent niche to try is accounting and finance. Of course, to succeed in such a field, you will need to make sure you do some specific things. Find out what they are in the post below. 

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Double Down Cosmetics – The Cruelty-Free Brand You Need to Try!

Double Down Cosmetics Main Image

It’s 2020, and many brands are still not cruelty-free. If this is a big deal to you, there’s one cruelty-free brand that should be on your radar, and that’s Double Down Cosmetics! This affordable, award-winning cosmetics brand offers a variety of bold and neutral cosmetics that every makeup enthusiast and makeup pro will enjoy.

The Double Down Review

Since going cruelty-free, I had the opportunity to test out a few products from Double Down Cosmetics. I chose three shadows: MEDEAIJBabsGlo, and Control ($10 each). All three of these shadows would also work when mixed with a base to use as a liner.

The shadows are nicely pigmented and blend beautifully. They’re easy to work with, and, when used with a primer, do last a few hours. The BabsGlo makes a beautiful liner, and I can’t wait to use it more that way this summer.

Double Down Cosmetics loose shadows
Double Down Cosmetics MEDEAIJ loose shadow
Double Down The Control loose shadow
Double Down Cosmetics BabsGlo Loose Shadow

The Punk/The Future Bundle ($18.99) and Spearmint tinted lip balms are wondrous. They give a subtle tint to the lips while moisturizing them. I have been grabbing these lip balms more often than some of my higher end ones.

The Punk/The Future Bundle

If you do a lot of traveling or go into the city for school, their Starts With Foundation & Contour Ain’t About Geometry Bundle Bags ($10) is a great product). There is plenty of room to fit everything that I need in there.

Starts With Foundation & Contour Ain't About Geometry Bundle Bags

Overall Thoughts

I’ve enjoyed the products that I’ve tried so far! What’s even better is that they are super affordable, cruelty-free, and organic. If you are in the market for new makeup and want to try a new brand, I can’t say enough great things about products from Double Down Cosmetics. If you enjoy bold colors, get yourself the BabsGlos! 

5 Tips For Filling Your Life With More Positive Memories

When all is said and done, everyone wants to live the kind of life which leaves them with all sorts of happy, upbeat, and uplifting memories to look back on – both in the near future, and decades down the line. Let’s explore 5 Tips For Filling Your Life With More Positive Memories.

5 Tips For Filling Your Life With More Positive Memories

You can’t always “plan” your life out just to collect a certain number of positive memories every day, week, or month. A lot of the situations that end up being the most memorable and meaningful occur pretty much spontaneously, and often totally unexpectedly, as well.

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Treat And Heal Your Skin Kindly

I never thought I would have so many breakouts as an adult, but it happens. As a single mom, I feel like my breakouts could be a result of stress and other factors. It’s just another reason to take better care of myself and focus on my health! When the seasons change, it is a great reminder to evaluate your skincare products too! Are you ready to treat and heal your skin kindly? We’ve got a few products to suggest! 

Treat And Heal Your Skin Kindly
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Like everyone else, I’m ready for a new year and a new start. I need to get back into a regular fitness routine. This year, I kept switching it up, it keeps me from getting bored. This year will be busy for me as I am starting a few new projects! I just like staying busy! 

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Understanding The Signs Your Ads Are Working

Marketing is a mixture of statistics and human responses. Every business owner wants the cold hard facts, but when you’re sat in your office reading them over, you still lack something. No matter how good your statistics and even sales figures look, you would still like to hear back from customers personally. That’s why marketing is such a valuable part of your business because it’s an automatic way of communicating with your customers. Let’s look further on how understanding the signs your ads are working.

Understanding The Signs Your Ads Are Working

Those of you who aren’t too familiar with what good ad performance looks like may choose this route of feedback only. It’s common for small business owners to value verbal and written feedback more than graphs and bar charts. But here’s how you can understand the signs of positive customer response to your ads.

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Eco-Friendly Toys & Treats Your Pup Will Love

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Eco-Friendly Toys & Treats Your Pup Will Love

As a dog mom or current foster dog mom, I only want the best for my little furball. This applies to everything from the food she eats to the toys she destroys; ingredients and materials matter, even for our pets. It’s also why I was excited to try Pure Earth Pets, a monthly subscription box full of eco-friendly toys & treats, and more.

Good for your dog & the planet
Pure Earth Pets eco-friendly toy and treat Subscription Box

Pure Earth Pets does more than curate tasty treats and fun toys for dogs of all sizes. They also only work with companies who care about your pet and the planet. Toys are made from recycled materials and treats feature natural, healthy ingredients. Additionally, each subscription comes to you in a biodegradable box, so you won’t have to worry about it clogging up the landfills.

But what I love most about Pure Earth Pets is the fact that each month they donate a portion of their sales to a pet-centric charity. It’s hard not to support an eco-friendly treat and toy subscription box company that cares so much for our furry friends.

Eco-Friendly Treats & Toys
Eco-friendly toys and more

As I mentioned above, Pure Earth Pets sent me a box full of four eco-friendly treats, a toy, and a pet waste bag dispenser. Of all the items inside, my foster pup, Chipper, was most excited by the toy.

This “Starpups Coffee” stuffed toy is made in the USA from recycled post-consumer materials. It’s machine washable and can be dried in your dryer.

Chippy loved this toy so much that she ripped the stuffing out of it in about ten minutes or so. Of course, in her defense, she is a toy terrorist. I can’t tell you how many tennis balls we go through in a week. Regardless, she loves to play with the remains of the Starpups Coffee toy, which is still intact, minus the stuffing.  

Pet waste dispenser

I was extremely glad to see the Houndscoop Dispenser with 15 heavy-gauge, leakproof bags in the box. The clip on my current poop bag holder had given out so I was in need of a new one. I love that the Houndscoop features a Velcro strap I can easily attach to the leash. I’m also a fan of how easy the eco-friendly bags come out. It makes cleaning up after Chippy Chip a little less of a chore.

Eco-friendly treats for your dog

Finally, we have a unique selection of treats, including:

  • Petipet Mobility Bars – Made with human-grade ingredients, including carrots, apples, and baobab, these bars are designed to support your dog’s hips and joints.
  • Brewscuits – Made from simple, natural ingredients like wet brewers grains and sweet potatoes, these treats provide your pup with a nice crunchy snack.
  • YakyPuff – Made with yak and cow milk, as well as other natural ingredients, these treats let your dog indulge in their love of cheese.
  • Yaky Charms – Made from a traditional Himalayan cheese recipe, these unique microwavable treats are light and crunchy, as well as grain-free, lactose-free and gluten-free.
Chippy’s Picks
Chippy enjoying eco-friendly treats

My little Chippy Chiperson isn’t much of a treat hound. Although, she does like to try and steal my salads or avocado toast. But one thing she absolutely loves is cheese. It’s how I get her to take her meds, by sneaking it in melted cheese.

So can you guess which eco-friendly treats she loved most? Yep, it was the YakyPuff and the Brewscuits. My girl loves her cheese as well as anything that lets her indulge in her favorite pass time of crunching and chewing. Occasionally, she will also eat one of the YakyCharms.

While the Petipet’s weren’t her thing, I know my dogphew Cooper will love them. As a senior dog, he will benefit from their hip and joint support and softer texture.

If you’re looking to try some eco-friendly toys and treats your dog will love, I highly recommend Pure Earth Pets subscription boxes. And if you use code BLACK FRIDAY, you can get your first box for only $5, with the purchase of a six-month monthly subscription.

Have you tried Pure Earth Pets? Which eco-friendly treat would your dog love?

Five Tips For A Successful Blog

It’s something that many are doing now that they see the value in being online, but starting a blog isn’t as complicated as some make it out to be. It’s actually very straightforward to start your own blog, and if you are smart enough, you can make your blog a successful money maker. Are you looking to start a blog? We share Five Tips For A Successful Blog! Blogging is an ever-changing industry! Keep learning, be open to change, and go with the flow.

Five Tips For A Successful Blog

Let’s take a look at five simple tips for running a successful blog without mistakes. 

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Chemical Control: Looking Good Without The Effort

Let’s take a look at how looking good without the effort is worth the extra effort. Beauty is important in our society. How do you pamper yourself? What makes you feel confident and beautiful?

Chemical Control: Looking Good Without The Effort

Looking good without the effort

Looking good is a goal which a lot of people strive to achieve. Working hard each morning in the bathroom, going out and picking the right clothing, and spending hours with people working on your appearance all are big parts of this, though this sort of approach often doesn’t work with a busy modern lifestyle. Instead, you need to find ways to make your beauty easier to control. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the best ways to achieve this goal with chemicals, giving you the chance to feel confident, even when you don’t have the time to throw into your normal routine.

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Personal Oil Diffuser For Personal Wellness

I am all for using an oil diffuser to keep my son and myself healthy! I like to use essential oils to add a natural scent and freshen up our indoor air. I also like to use aromatherapy to improve our health! When my son starts sniffling, sneezing, or even coughing, I quickly pull out the oil diffuser and oils! We found a personal oil diffuser for personal wellness that is compact and packs a punch! 

Personal Oil Diffuser For Personal Wellness
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My son has Autism and when he starts to get upset or needs to calm down, aromatherapy really does help! My favorite go-to oil is Lavender! I just add a few drops into our diffuser and it takes about 15 to 20 minutes and my son is calmed down from whatever triggered him. It also helps in the evening if he is too energetic! 

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