Great Products & Merchants

Here you’ll find a few great products and merchants I’m happy to endorse because I use them, and I find that they make my life a bit easier. These are affiliate links, which means if you click through this page and make a purchase, you get something swell, and I receive a small referral from the advertiser. Good for you, and a really nice way to support Sans Serif! Thanks for browsing.

Websites and swag for your site

I’ve used bluehost for many years to host my wordpress sites, including this blog, my official author website, my small press website, and many others. Bluehost offers great service and terrific pricing, and, best of all, you can host as many domains as you like on one hosting account.

To manage products & services, I use wp-estore and wp-emember. You can get them here.

Kids & Education
We used two programs together to teach my son to read: the Bob Books, and Hooked on Phonics. The combination took our son from being afraid of reading to loving reading during the summer after his Kindergarten year. The secret to the Hooked on Phonics program is a natural progression that helps beginning readers build confidence while honing skills. If you have a reluctant reader, or you just want to get a head start or reinforce what’s happening in school, you can’t go wrong with Hooked on Phonics.

I’ve found several terrific babysitters through sitter city. I love the background checks, the fact that you can view the sitter’s profile, including photos, references, available dates, and preferred rate.

Good Stuff for Your Life

Groupon: For everything you want to do, and some stuff you didn’t know you wanted to do (indoor skydiving, anyone?)

Do you ever feel that maybe you ought to get some of your millions of digital photos printed? If so, I recommend photobooks by Tiny Prints. Tiny Prints partners with Dwell and other great designers to create beautiful photo books, personalized stationery, birth announcements, holiday cards, and other good stuff to show off your cuties.

Design

I’m a big fan of the daily design sale website One Kings Lane. Think of it as gilt.com for your home. Each day, new designers bring you their favorite finds, from one-of-a-kind vintage furniture to interesting decor, art, rugs, tableware, and more for the beautiful home. Best of all, everything is up to 70% off. Sign up today for a $15 credit for purchases of $30 or more.

Fashion
I love the vintage-inspired styles at Modcloth, an affordable online boutique featuring easy-to-wear A-line dresses, great accessories, and snappy shoes. 50% Off Sale at ModCloth! Take 50% off 100s of new arrivals at ModCloth! Free US shipping on $50 + free returns.

Travel
I’ve booked dozens of vacations with Expedia over the years, from basic flights to NYC and Alabama to hotels in Iceland and Budapest. Highly recommended. Get away this summer with Expedia and save up to 35%! PLUS get up to $100 Gas Card! – Expires 8/31/12

For writers
Print postage from your PC with Stamps.com. Because who wants to wait in line at the post office? Ever?

Health Fitness
Yes, it is weird to drink your greens. I totally agree. And yet, I’m a sucker for this Chocolate Green Superfood drink mix by San Francisco based company Amazing Grass. I mix it with a banana and some frozen blueberries in the morning, and it’s yummy, and I swear it gives me energy. Also really good for your skin–gives you that nice afterglow look. Seriously.

If you need something sort of fast, and you can’t find it near your home.
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC

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