Furloughed? Here are some tips to help!

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With the Government shut down reaching it’s 30th consecutive day, a lot of the government workers are now being forced to go to food banks, start their own businesses and do whatever it takes to make ends meet.

If you have been affected by this, please find information below of the multiple companies out there that are willing to help. I will update and add more as they become known to me.

The Official Government Shutdown Group on Facebook: Link here!

The US Department of State has information on their website here.

A great list of information has been started here!

Shutdown Support Document

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USAA – USAA is assisting government employees. Find out more information here. you can also contact them directly via 210-531-USAA (8722)800-531-USAA (8722) or our mobile shortcut, #8722.

Navy Federal Credit Union – Find out information here. “We’re here to help our members during periods of financial difficulty. If your pay is disrupted, but you don’t meet the eligibility requirements, we recommend you visit a branch or contact us at 1-888-842-6328 to discuss your situation with one of our Member Service Representatives.”

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Capital One – You can call them at their general line (1-877-383-4802), or pick the specific area you need to speak to some one here.

Discover Card – Call them at 1-800-DISCOVER (1-800-347-2683).

American Express – Call them at 1-800-528-4800 to find out more information.

US Bank –  Information here or you can call them at 1-877-760-6046.

CitiBank – More information here or you may call them at:

  • Citi Cards1-800-950-5114 (TTY/TDD1-800-325-2865)
  • Citibank: 1-888-248-4226 (TTY/TDD1-800-945-0258)
  • CitiMortgage: 1-877-211-3758 


Santander Bank – You can find out more information here or you may call them at 1-888-875-5089.

TD Bank – Call them at 1-888-751-9000 to find out more.

PNC Bank – Information found here or you can call them at 1-888-762-2265 

Wells Fargo – Find out more information here or call them at 1-800-219-9739.

Bank of America – More information can be found here or you may call them at 1-844-219-0690.

BB&T – Information can be found here or you may call them at:

  • Personal Loans (DRL/DF): 1-800-222-1913
  • Mortgages: 1-800-827-3722, then press 9
  • Credit Cards: 1-800-289-6385
  • General Questions and Concerns: 1-800-BANK BBT (1-800-226-5228)

PayPal – Is offering help to employees. They are offering interest free loan, find out more information here. Call them a 1-888-221-1161.

Most of the major mortgage companies are offering deferment of up to 3 months. Please call your respective company to see if they are able to assist.

Also, please check locally with food pantry’s, churches, and charities to see if they are offering anything. A lot of local animal rescues are also offering pet food and services to furloughed employees for their furbabies.

Other information:

Buy a Beer/Receive a Beer!

Bon Jovi’s restaurant to serve free meals to furloughed federal employees

California will offer unemployment benefits to furloughed employees. 

New Mexico waves unemployment requirements to furloughed employees.

Furloughed employees are fed at these local Phoenix restaurants.




Amazing Tattoo Artist Offers FREE Nipple Tattoo’s to Breast Cancer Survivors

**WARNING** This blog contains images that may be upsetting to some. Please view carefully!


As some of you may be aware, I have a full sleeve currently in process. The amazing tattoo artist that is working on my sleeve is not only an incredibly talented artist but he is also one of the nicest people out there. And this story is just further proof of that.

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Mark Corliss has been giving breast cancer survivors free tattoo’s as long as I’ve known him. He runs Spilt Milk Tattoo out of Hyannis, Massachusetts’s. He has happily gotten a ton of free exposure after finding out that other tattoo artist’s charge $800 PER NIPPLE!


Mark has been offering the tattoo service for free as long as I’ve known him. This is one of the nipples and tattoo’s he did back in 2015.

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Please feel free to share this blog post or contact Mark directly at spiltmilktattoo@yahoo.com.

You can also follow Mark on Facebook and Instagram.


100th Anniversary Limited-Edition Metallic Copper, Silver, Gold Leuchtturm1917’s!

Just an FYI for those of you looking for the 100th Anniversary Limited-Edition Metallic #Leuchtturm1917 notebooks (Copper, Silver, and Gold).
I talked to a chat rep from Jenni Bick and they should be receiving their order Mid-March!
Here’s the copy/paste of our convo:
Thanks for stopping by! Can I answer any questions?
→Do you have the silver, gold, copper leuchtturm’s in stock yet?
Jana: hi there
Jana: i am looking to see if we have this item
→Thank you 🙂
Jana: it looks like we are waiting for these notebooks to come in. we are just waiting for leuchtturm 1917 to release them
→Okies thank you 🙂 It seems like they are behind definitely as it was supposed to be released at the end of Jan lol
Jana: i was just told we should have them in stock in the mid march timefrrame
→Ok awesome! Thank you very much 🙂
Jana: you are welcome!
I will update as soon as I know more!

Leuchtturm1917 100th Anniversary Metallic Limited-Edition!


Did you know 2017 is the 100th Anniversary of Leuchtturm1917? They will be releasing a collection of 1917 Metallic Limited-Edition to celebrate their epic milestone. They will be available in Gold, Silver or Copper.


Which color will you choose?


I’m definitely getting a Silver one for myself!

They will be available by the end of January 2017! Stay tuned for updates!

Fedor Woods Give Away!


Hey all! Just wanted to give you a heads up about an awesome giveaway my friend is hosting! He is an incredible wood worker and has created his own SHOP. His shop is hosting a giveaway over on INSTAGRAM. Here are the details:


Here’s a link to the Fedor Woods Website, you sign up for the email newsletter at the bottom of the website.

Thanks guys!