Thursday, October 31, 2013

Virtual Safe Deposit Box - The DocSafe

TheDocSAFE is a virtual filing cabinet and safe deposit box.  You can upload a copy of just about anything you can think of, from just your basic information all the way to your last wishes.  Some people have also used TheDocSAFE to save their resumes, treasured family recipes, and pet records.

If you're wanting a place to store your important documents but don't want to mess with a physical safe deposit box at a bank then TheDocSAFE is the way to go.  It's more convenient (unlimited 24-7 access), cheaper ($5.95/month or $49.95/year), and you don't have to worry about a key (losing key, replacement key costs, costs to drill the box, etc.).

TheDocSAFE is pre-organized into standard categories so you don't have to guess what to name each section.  I've highlighted a few of the categories below.

My Profile

This is where you list your basic information and would upload your home's deed/mortgage document.

Marriage Documents

Current marriage and divorce information is listed here, including a copy of your marriage certificate and divorce decree.


This is where you list your children and upload their birth certificates.


All your doctors and their contact information goes here, along with your health insurance information and a copy of your card, your medication with dosages, and your allergies.

Taxes and Financial

This is where you can upload copies of your tax returns and any other important financial documents.  TheDocSAFE recommends that you black out your social security numbers on anything that you upload.


Anything else you could possibly want a copy of that's not covered by the preset categories goes here.

TheDocSAFE also has an affiliate program through ShareASale where you can earn 30% commissions on memberships.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Liebster Blog Award

Thanks to Krystle for nominating me for the Liebster Blog Award.  Now that both of my blogs have received this award the world is in balance! LOL

About the Liebster

The idea behind this award is to recognize new bloggers and help them get some buzz and promote their blogs.  It's a sign of recognition and it can pretty much mean what you want it to mean.

If you've been nominated for the Liebster Award and accept it, you need to follow a few rules.

  1. Write a blog post about the Liebster Award.
  2. Thank the person that nominated you.
  3. Post a link to their blog on your blog.
  4. Display the award on your blog and including it in your post and/or displaying it using a widget.
  5. Answer the 11 questions about yourself provided by the person who nominated you.
  6. Give 11 random facts about yourself.
  7. Nominate 5-11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have less than 1000 followers.
  8. Create a new list of questions for the nominated bloggers to answer.
  9. List the rules in your post.
  10. Inform the bloggers who you've nominated for the Liebster Award - remember to give them a link to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!).
Note that you can nominate someone who has been given this award already, as long as they have less than 1000 followers/subscribers.

My Answers to Krystle's Questions

  1. What would you do differently if no one would judge you?  I don't know that I'd do anything differently because I'm different enough as it is LOL.
  2. What is your favorite holiday and why?  Well, we only really do something for Thanksgiving and Christmas so it'd have to be one of the two.
  3. Why did you start blogging?  I started doing product reviews when eShakti emailed a request for reviews in exchange for a product.
  4. Have you done anything lately worth remembering?  My weight loss journey is worth remembering.   I made it to ONEDERLAND!
  5. Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?  It depends on the situation that provoked the tears.  There are situations that call for tears.
  6. What was your favorite school subject?  Probably languages.
  7. What makes you smile?  Just about everything.  I almost always have a smile on my face.  No, it's not one of those fake permanent smiles.
  8. What activities make you lose track of time?  Reading fiction.  I easily get lost in the story and don't want to leave it to do whatever else I need to do.
  9. Time or money?  Time is more valuable than money.  There are an infinite number of ways to make money but you can never make up for lost time.
  10. What is your favorite movie?  Titanic
  11. What is your favorite blog post?  I don't have a favorite yet.
Random Facts about Me
  • I was born a week late and so was Austin.
  • Benny and I met online in the Simple Paradise Mall of SecondLife.  I started as the interior decorator for his shop thing led to another.  You can read an article I wrote about us here.
  • I absolutely HATE politics.  There's not a single politician I trust.  They're either making campaign promises they don't keep or have skeletons in their closets.
  • My father raised me but I haven't heard from him since a few weeks after introducing Benny.
  • I'm totally uncoordinated and have always been.  I remember a picture of me from a ballet performance in preschool where I was going the opposite direction from everyone else.
  • My first job was a receptionist at a country club.  There wasn't much to do so basically I got paid to read and do my homework! LOL
  • I'd probably choose a spa day over a shopping trip.  I don't pamper myself and could use a nice deep tissue massage.
  • States I've been to (even if it's just a drive through or layover):  Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia.
  • My blood type is O but I can never remember if it's negative or positive.
  • Shopping is therapy in itself, even if it's just window shopping.  Whenever I'm upset over something and drive to some stores, walking around for a while, I come home refreshed.
  • I rather enjoy scaring Benny, whether it's my loud sneezes or I'm able to jump out of somewhere and scare him.  I just find it so amusing!
My Nominees
My Questions
  1. What have you gained or hope to gain from blogging?
  2. What types of blogs do you like to read?
  3. If you were able to retire today what would you do?
  4. What's your dream job?
  5. Award Shows - Love or hate?
  6. Reality TV - Love or hate?
  7. What's your favorite fruit or vegetable?
  8. What's your favorite music genre?
  9. If you were to win the lottery, what would you do with your winnings?
  10. What is one goal you want to tackle in 2014?
  11. Do you have any strange talents?  If so, what is one?

Monday, October 7, 2013

Corseting Cassi

Corseting Cassi

Corset:  a woman's close-fitting boned supporting undergarment that is often hooked and laced and that extends from above or beneath the bust or from the waist to below the hips and has garters attached. - Definition from Merriam-Webster
I remember reading about corsets in school and seeing them in old time movies.  Every time I'd think, "Why would a woman want to torture herself and wear these things?"  Then in the last couple of years when I started entering blog giveaways I started seeing corsets everywhere.  I thought they must not be as uncomfortable as they used to or these giveaways wouldn't be so popular.  So I'd enter, trying to get the Black Satin Under-Bust Corset.  Then in July I stumbled upon a request for reviewers and jumped at the chance.  Sure enough I was selected!

I looked at the size chart to figure out what they should send me.  My waist measurement matched their 7/8X size but according to US Dress size I matched their 5/6X size.  I provided my selections and waited for the corset to arrive.  I received the Black Burlesque with Red Stripes Corset. Immediately I tried it on over my clothes and found it to be way too big.  Benny said that I'd need one about two sizes smaller!  But does that mean I should get the 5/6X or drop to the 3/4X?  The corsets come with a G-string but I don't like them so I didn't even try it on.

I sent them a message through Tomoson on 8/1 asking what they recommended that I do but received no response whatsoever!  The paper enclosed with the corset only said to send it back to them with the new size.  No instructions on shipping method and who was supposed to pay for the shipping.  I left the package sitting on my desk at work all that week waiting for them to reply.

On 8/12 I sent an email to the contact listed on the paper that was enclosed in the package to see if I'd get a response that way.  I went ahead and returned the corset via UPS (using my work's discount made it cheaper than USPS).  The contact responded to my email on 8/14 with the same information on the paper (but a different company name).  So it looks like I'm going to be out the money for the return shipment.

Tracking information was finally sent to me on 8/27 and the 3/4X arrived 9/3.  I immediately tried the corset on and found it to be way too small to zip.  So, I must lose a lot of weight between now and Halloween or Benny will have to use the back ties in order for me to wear the corset.

This time when he saw the corset Benny believed it's not appropriate for public viewing, only the bedroom.  I tried without success to convince him otherwise but all night he kept saying that he didn't like it.  After I showed him photos online similar to what I had in mind he seemed OK with it.

What I've collected so far to wear with the corset

What it looks like put together

You can see my pooches a little bit but overall the corset fits pretty well.  I even sat at the computer for 30 minutes to an hour.  The bones didn't bother me as I thought they would.  It was pretty snug but in just the right places.  My Halloween costume is virtually complete!  If it weren't for the poor customer service experience this review would be glowing.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.