Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Have You Tried Co-Promote To Boost Your Engagement?

Running a blog I am always on the lookout for other websites that can help me enhance or promote my blogs. One website I have found has helped me grow my Twitter followers. Recently the website has expanded to allow more social media.

What is the website? It is called Co-Promote.

With Co-Promote, you can use the free version. Or use the paid version. There are several plans to choose from to fit your budget.

Several things you can do on Co-promote

1. Reach new people - Co-promote matches your post with like minded people who are likely to engage.
2. Engage - When you share other people's post, yours will get shared to.
3. 100% trust - The post on the website are real.
4. Analyze your shares - Get detailed results on who boosts your posts and how their audience reacts
5. Target your audience - You get to choose which type of posts your wish to see, engage and boost. Choose who to follow in your favorite niches.
6. Follow new people in the same niche as you.

By boosting your best and most engaging posts, you draw in more traffic to your blogs.

You are welcome to share in the following categories  

1. Art, photography, and design
2. Entertainment and media
3. Fashion and beauty
4. Food and drinks
5. Gaming
6. Lifestyle, home and travel
7. Music and much more

Find your niche and engage with others within your niche. Or branch out and find more to engage in.

Places you can promote and engage through Co-promote to combine your social reach 

1. Twitter
2. Instagram
3. YouTube
4. Tumblr
5. Vine
6. Facebook Page (must verify)

How to contact Co-promote
Co-promote has their address, phone number and  email address on their website. They are based out of New York in the USA.

What you need to do after creating an account
1. Pick a  post to promote on one of the social networks.
2. Get matched with the right people who will most likely engage.
3. Reach new customers
4. Build your network by sharing other members content and boosting your own.
5. Get shares and retweets by real people

You can sign in by using your Twitter, Tumblr or Youtube account.

The niches I choose to engage in on Co-promote

1. All food & drinks
2. Home & Garden
3. Pets
4. Dogs

Have you tried Co-promote yet?

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

10 Ways To Use Lavender Essential Oil

©Sandy KS aka rusty2rusty
One thing I enjoy using throughout my home is essential oils. I am thankful for the ones I am able to buy. As I can't afford to buy a full set at one time. I like to use them in making DIY hygiene supplies such as bath soaps, laundry soap and other recipes i find on Pinterest.

One scent I use the most is lavender. I wrote a review recently on about lavender essential oil I purchased. 

Here are 10 ways to use lavender essential oil 
1. Place a few drops on pillow cases to help aid in sleep.
2. Place a few drops in my daughter's mister to help calm her to fall to sleep.
3. Add a drop to a wasp sting to take the itching away.
4. To moisten dry or chap skin
5. Add scent when making my own laundry soap
6. Add scent when making my own fabric softener
7. Added scent when making my own bath salts.
8. Natural way to kill scabies and relives scabies itching.
9. It can be used as a deodorant or used in making your own deodorant
10. Helps with concentration

Do you use essential oils in your home? If so, how do you use them?

Chipotle Butternut Squash Ravioli With Mushroom Salisbury Steak

Today’s dinner was something I came up while looking in the cupboards and freezer. As my boyfriend woke up from his nap around 2:00 pm wanting to know what was there to eat.

Cooking with a budget is something my family does a lot. Today’s meal was no different. I got out 6 frozen hamburger patties that we picked up from the local food bank.. placed them in a glass pan. Added some water. Placed in the oven. 4 of the patties were frozen together. I was allowing them to thaw. So, I could separate them. While doing that. I made a mushroom beef gravy to go over top. I sauteed mushrooms from Aldi’s in butter. Added flour to make a rue. Added 2 cups of milk. Blended together. Added 1 tsp of sea salt, and pepper. Added 1 can of Campbell’s French Onion soup from the food bank. Mixed into a gravy. Drained the hamburger patties. Added the mushroom gravy over top. Placed back in oven at 425 degrees for a half hour.
Next I grabbed a bag of pre-made Chipotle Butternut Squash Ravioli I picked up from Aldi’s last week for $1.99. Placed them in boiling water. Waiting for them to get done. I started making a Creamy Oregano Butter Sauce to go over top of the ravioli. I melted butter in a sauce pan. Added flour. To make a rue. Added three cups of milk. Added 1 tsp. of sea salt, pepper, oregano, ginger and nutmeg. mixed all together into a creamy white sauce.
From there I opened up two cans of peas I picked up at a local food bank to heat in the microwave. While waiting for all that to get done. I cut up 5 or 6 large apples. As I plan to turn one into an apple crisp pie. As I also picked up 2 pre-made pie crusts from the local food bank.
I tell you what, dinner was very scrumptious. It looked good, it tasted good, and it filled you up. I could not eat everything on my plate. This is a meal I will make again. It was definitely a hearty Sunday meal fit to warm anyone’s stomachs from the cold.
Photo take by and copyright by me, Sandy KS aka rusty2rusty.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Hands Free Dog Leash By the Purr-fect Paw

Having dogs I am always looking for something that can help make my life easier. I already have different leases that I can walk my dogs with. I have some I can buckle my dogs in a car to go for a ride. What I needed was something hands free that I could walk my dogs with. I did some research when I came across an ordered the hands free leash by Purr-fect paws.

I ordered this leash for one reason, but helps in two different ways. 
1. I wanted a leash that was hands free for when I walked one of my dogs. I could now concentrate using my cane while being hands free of a leash. As my dog walked along my side.
2. For my son to be able to run with one of the dogs being hands free.

The leash is made of a shock absorbing material. Like a bungee. It comes with dual handles if you wish to use your hands. One handle is by the hip to guide the dog your way. The other is for the collar handle to have more precise control. The leash is made of a reflective stitching that makes you visible during evening or late night walks. Plus, the company is willing to give a free replacement if the leash rips or breaks away.

The leash is made of soft material that can fit around the waist. The clip is easy to use to hook it in place. Plus, hook the dog to the leash at the same time.

This hand's free leash allows me to have control of my dog on walks again. This is important to me as I am disabled. As it gives me a little bit of freedom back to something I enjoy, such as walking my dogs. 


I took a short video displaying my teen son practicing walking with my dog getting ready to take on a run. As we do re-enforced training each time before a walk. It lets my dog know what he needs to do. Plus, gives us the chance to correct any issues my dog may have with walking.

Do you use a product that helps assistant you in something as simple as walking?

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Why I Don't Write Every Day

I am a writer. I do not write every day. I am not suffering from writer's block. I have plenty of ideas written down to write new articles. I write when the time allows me to do so. There are many reasons why I may not write an article each day.

Reasons for not writing an article

1. Emotions

I will not write an article when I am stressed out or angry. As I tend to get snappy and judgmental in my articles. If someone disagrees it feels like an attack. It is best for me to get my emotions under control before posting or commenting.

2. Noise

There is too much noise going on around me. Either from a distracting TV show or movie. To my teenagers arguing or my daughter having a meltdown. I can't think to write under those circumstances.

3. Knowledge

I don't have knowledge to complete an article. It takes time to look up facts to enhance my articles based on what I am writing about.

4. People

I have people coming and going from my home. It could be friends or relatives dropping by. I don't like to write when people can peer over my shoulder. My computer is in the living room. I like to write an article before anyone reads it. Not during.

5. Time

Some days I do not have enough time in the day to write. As family obligations and doctors appointments come first. If the appointments are mid morning, it cuts my time to write during the day.


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