A Dream Vision Board

As the year is coming to a slow end and 2020 is on the horizon, I have created a vision board that will be a dream for your future. Become a vision board professional. By becoming a vision board professional, you will create goals, plan, manifest, and have the goals come into fruition. What the heck is a vision board anyway?

What’s a visual board?

Let’s do this for the month of January 2020. I want you to be the best person that you can be! It might sound corny but what do you have to lose? You can turn your dream into a vision and your vision into a reality. I am linking a free copy of my vision board kit below:

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Creating a Vision, free resource for January 2020

Leave your goals in the comments below so we can get 2020 started on the right note!


How I used Bilingual Cue Cards to Teach Online ESL

Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) online can be tricky. Picture this, you are teaching online ESL to a child thousands of miles away in a city in China. You are reaching deep into your teacher toolkit and nothing is working. This child simply does not understand. Never fear, online ESL cue cards are here.

These cue cards are a great form of communication at the beginning or end of your lesson. Imagine spending twenty-five minutes of being taught a language you do not understand but have a little familiarity at the end. You see a goodbye message, in your language.

These cards are ideal if you are teaching independently. Even if you are not teaching independently and working with one of the big guys (VIPKID, Cambly, SayABC, and the like), make sure you understand your companies rules to make sure that these cue cards are permissible. You can find the link to purchase here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Online-ESL-Teaching-Bilingual-Cue-Cards-Chinese-English-Teach-English-Online-3144988

My experience in teaching online ESL has been great. I have unofficially put myself into retirement with VIPKID. I do enjoy teaching independently when the time allows. However, I have a full-time teaching position outside the home (and online world) so my time teaching online is limited. Especially when I include my blog, podcast, and creating on Teachers Pay Teachers.

How has your experience been teaching online ESL? What company do you work with? What have been your pros and cons? Leave a comment below and share how you feel.

How I Earned Extra Income and You Can Too. Here’s How!

If you’re like me, you seem to never have enough spare time. Tutoring online was a good starting point but the low pay was a turn-off. Although it was easy, the amount of extra income was not worth my time. Eventually, I’ll share my thoughts on these online tutoring companies in the very near future, so be on the lookout for that blog/video. That was until I discovered the world of website testing.

You can make extra income right now money right now with Usertesting. You can make up to $30 dollars (or maybe even more) an hour. Testing websites is the way to earn while you work from home. This is a legit company that will pay you money. Why are you not doing this right now?

I created a video to help you get started. You can watch it here:

Are you excited? Willing to give it try? Leave a comment below and as always you can find me here:

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Exclusive Reading Eggs Freebie Deal

reading eggsCan I tell you guys how much I love Reading Eggs! True story, I used Reading Eggs about four years ago when I taught second and third grade in Prince George’s County, Maryland. I was very impressed with the program and my students loved it!

Now my twins are using it as well. My daughter is using it to help her progress as she is reading at an advanced level right now. My son is using it for phonemic awareness and to help him stay up to date with his high frequency words.


With my daughter I was able to have the program administer a placement test.  Take a look at her results:

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That’s kinda cool isn’t it!  Our next steps will involve implementing the reading program and obtaining a lexile level for her.

Exclusively for my readers and podcast listeners, I have a special for you. Try Reading Eggs for four weeks . . . FREE. It would make an awesome gift for the holidays. Try it out and share with me how much you like it.

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Clothing Rental Services

Clothing Rental Services: 7 Best Companies

Can help us get trendy with Outfits without Spending Much

If you want to look fantastic for any event you’re attending, turn to clothe rental companies. It is such a great way to be dressed up without spending so much.

These services for clothing are both available for men and women. Yes, renting wardrobes may not be for everyone, but it would be a good and reasonable option. Most especially for people who want to put an extra glamour on their clothes.

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To know a little more about the rental services for clothing. Here are the 7 companies that can help you get a spectacular dress for any occasion.

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Option#1: Rent the Runway

It is one of the first companies’ engaged in clothing rental services. From the start they have taken off, the company focused on dress and women accessories. To help ladies go to an event wearing great fit wardrobes. They are offering both traditional and plus-size dresses.

They will send two dresses. The first one is the size you have requested and the other is next size up to make sure that either of the dresses will fit.

Prices: as seen on price tag marked on each dress

Number of Days: Four to Eight Days

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Option#2: Style Lend

The company rents out designer clothing. Browse through thousands of best designer items. These have been carefully chosen by New York’s fabulous closets. In case the dress didn’t fit, you can give it back to them and they will change the item just before you would need the dress.

Highlight: Same-day shipping within New York City and two days shipping nationwide

Prices: starting at $25

Number of Days: Seven days

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Option#3: Le Tote

They give you the chance to select up to three clothes and two accessories. These are sent over to your doorsteps unlimited times every month. Wear anything you like and send it back. And you will again receive the next set of clothing days after.

It is ideal for girls who love to change outfits often for events or office. Also, good fit for pregnant women as they got impressive maternity selections.

Highlight: Monthly Subscription for a box of clothing

Prices: starting at $59 per month

Number of Days: monthly subscription

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Option#4: Gwynnie Bee

An online clothing company that offers subscription services for women. They are targeting girls who want to be stylish and crafty in their daily outfits. Plus, it is for free shipping and exchanges. They got a wide variety of selection from work wear to casual and formal dresses.

Highlight: Monthly Subscription for a box of clothing

Prices: starting at $49 per month

Number of Days: monthly subscription

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Option#5: Glam Corner

An Australian based dress rental company established in 2012. It is today one of the leading websites for women to shop for designer outfits for rent. They aim to provide women with a good quality of wardrobes without creating clothes often. It makes an impact of a lot of savings while being trendy and glamorous.

Highlight: Plus Size Dresses

Prices: starting at $39

Number of Days:

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Option#6: The Mr. Collection

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It is a clothing rental services for men who love to have a new, great look every time they go out. Upon subscription, they will have to fill out a survey of their preferences. And, a stylist will have to put together the idea and box set of clothing sent over to the subscriber for a month use.

An option to keep the box for two months and buying any cloth or accessory at a discounted price is also offered.

Highlight: Monthly subscription


Casual Clothing for $39 per month

Business Clothing $45 per month

Men’s Accessories $25 per month

Number of Days: a month or it depends on when the box of outfit will be returned then another box will again be sent to the subscriber

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Option#7: Mine for Nine

A rental clothing service for expectant mothers. You can rent wardrobes from a variety of choices, formal, casual or business attire. It is a good idea to get this option since while your tummy is growing. Until you deliver, you don’t have to buy clothes that we can’t wear after maternity.

The right size for you every after month is just there waiting to be rented out.

Highlight: Maternity Rental Service (pregnant women)

Prices: see website

Number of Days: one month

Final Words

Renting clothing for occasional events is the most practical way to look fabulous. While getting great savings at the same time. We don’t have to spend so much with a designer dress to be worn just once. The idea of saving money with this strategy will give you more glamour, right?

Clothing rental services have given a solution to a dilemma for people who love dressing up. Yet, those who are not fond of buying new clothes every month or every week. But there is a need to look captivating for work or other personal reasons. Try it, and see how it fits your lifestyle.

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