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September Favorites

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It’s that time of the year when the weather has started becoming cooler and you feel like relaxing with a nice hot cup of coffee!

Last month, I joined the wonderful ladies at the Family Joy Blog Linkup Party and became one of the co-hosts. I’m thoroughly enjoying it and I hope you guys join the party every week too. If you don’t, you should definitely participate.

Link up parties are an awesome way to discover more blogs and increase traffic to your own blog!

Here are some more awesome things that I have been loving –

This Healthy Apple Pie Oat Pancake recipe is one of our new favorites. They are made from Oats and grated apples and have absolutely no added sugar in it! I also shared 50+ Awesome Apple Recipes & Activities You Need to Try This Fall where you can find soooo many amazing apple themed posts created by SoFab members.

I had been eyeing this Natural Himalayan Rock Salt Lamp on Amazon for a long time and when I saw that it’s on sale, I immediately got it.  I love the way it looks and how it emits a soft glow.



I finally joined the bandwagon and signed up on Ebatesthe online cash back site!

They give you cash back every time you do online shopping!

My husband already had an account and has got cash back (in the form of checks) several times after doing online shopping. So I already knew it’s legit.

Seriously, if you haven’t tried Ebates, you should sign up. It’s free plus it basically gives you cash back for shopping from sites that you already love! Some of the sites being Macy’s, Amazon, Kohl’s, JCPenny, Sephora, Groupon and many others where you must be already shopping!

With the holidays approaching, you should definitely use it if you aren’t already! If you use my referral link, you’ll get a free $10 gift card just for signing up.


I also came across this very cool site called Dealspotr through a blogger this month. It’s a site that pays you for posting deals and discounts on various sites. I wasn’t sure how it works but it’s really simple –

All you have to do is create an account and post various deals. It could be any deal on Amazon or your favorite store like Macy’s, Target, Starbucks – you name it! Eg: It could be as simple as  – 25% Off on Home Decor in Target (with a valid link)

You get points for posting deals or even for spotting deals that others have posted. Every 10000 points = $10 Amazon gift card.

It’s fun, easy and hey a little extra cash never hurts, right?  I have already earned my first 10$ within just a few days (so cool right!?) And I’m not even spending too much time on it! If you are interested, sign up using my referral link or use my promo code – SMILINGNOTES. By doing this, you’ll get 2000 points just for signing up

Once you sign up and get your 2000 points, you can start earning points right away and even refer it your friends just the way I did so both parties can earn points.

What have you guys been upto lately? If you have any questions about any of the things I have mentioned above, feel free to comment below and I will get back to you.


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    October 1, 2016

    Thanks for the tips. Do you like Dealspotr so far then?

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      October 1, 2016

      Yes Char. I have a good experience so far… already earned my first $10 in the form of an Amazon gift card. It’s really easy to earn points once you get a hang of it.

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    October 2, 2016

    Love the post! Very helpful tips ……Also highly impressed by the new look of your blog! Keep rocking and growing Shamira! Loads of love ❤️

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      October 2, 2016

      Thanks a lot my dear. Still trying to better my blog…really appreciate your kind words 💕😘

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    Divya Deepak Rao

    October 4, 2016

    Hi Shamira
    That’s what I love about fall…cold mornings mean more warm beverage time:)…
    I’ve been so skeptical about Ebates but thanks for this…It helps to know:)

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      October 4, 2016

      Yes.. Fall is indeed the best time of the year 🙂 Oh and about Ebates, girl, you best believe I was skeptical about it too 😀 Not anymore lol.

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