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Free Envelope Printing Software

Email_clipart_envelopeA while back, I found this link to a great little software program that is free to download. It allows you to print your own envelopes onto regular paper or cardstock and fold, then seal accordingly. You can enter in precise measurements so that you have the perfect-sized envelope for homemade cards, letters, bills (gasp!) or whatever else you need an envelope for! Uses a simple 8.5" x 11" piece of paper/cardstock.

Download the software here!


A new Chicken Soup for the Soul call for stories!

Soup_1_smI just received a new call for stories for Chicken Soup for the Soul - High School. Details are as follows:

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk High School to be published Fall 2008

We are looking for true stories and poems about your high school years.  We prefer stories written in the first person and no more than 1200 words.  We would like to include stories and poems on the following topics, among others:
. Regrets (lessons learned from making bad choices)
. Sports (making the team, or not.  Winning the game, or not.  Social aspects of sports).
. Clubs
. Music
. Religion and faith - its place in your life
. Dating and sex
. Embarrassing moments
. Humorous moments
. Issues, good and bad, with instant messaging, Facebook, texting, cell phones, emails, the web in general
. Self image, self acceptance - would include coming out, eating disorders, different body types
. College applications
. Grades, SATs, ACTs
. Military decision, trade school, or other non-college plans for after high school
. Family relationships - siblings, parents, other family members
. Puberty - early, late, being a short boy, being a tall girl, etc.
. Friends - best friends, losing friends, cliques, support of friends
. Tough issues - divorce, cancer, suicide of friend, death, drunk driving death, pregnancy
. Failures and rising above them

If your story is chosen, you will be a published author and your bio will be printed in the book.  You will also receive a check for $200 and ten free copies of your book, worth more than $100. 

If your story is published by us, we will copyright it in your name and you will retain your rights to resell the story to another publication.

SUBMISSIONS GO TO http://chickensoupforthesoul.com/form.asp?cid=submit_story
DEADLINE IS June 15, 2008 although we may accept stories after that date if we have room.

I have been published in a Chicken Soup book and the authors are a pleasure to work with! Best of luck!


CVS deals!

Cvs So I have this new addiction (aside from the Twizzlers) and it has to do with CVS. I have been getting all kinds of free products by using my CVS card to earn Extracare Bucks (ECB's) and have been paying very little to no money out of my pocket!

For instance, this week at CVS, if you have an Extracare card, you can get the following items absolutely free:

  • Sierra Mist 2 liter BOGO (limit 4) May 25 and 26 only
    Use Sierra Mist BOGO coupon(s) - makes these free!
  • Revlon Nail Enamel $3.99 (25th &26th) 3.99-5.99 rest of week (limit 3)
    Revlon $2/1 5/18 SS coupons make these free after ECB's!
  • Excedrin 24 ct $1.99
    $2/1 Parade Magazine 04-20-08 paper - makes this free!

There are weekly deals and monthly deals, so you can get freebies galore! I think I currently have all the toothbrushes, toothpaste, shaving cream, etc. that I will need for the rest of the year by doing the May freebie deals at CVS.

So if you would like to learn more about catching the CVS freebie/deal addiction, check out this site: HotCouponWorld