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Friday, April 1, 2016

Earth Day Recycled Greeting Card Tutorial

Earth Day Recycled Greeting Card Tutorial

Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post, but it you click the links and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission.

I am not a big Earth Day supporter in general. You see, I do environmental and safety in my "real world job" so I find that I am helping the Earth daily.. so to have one day for everyone else seems unfair..

Alas, I wanted to share a new project and this day is a good day to do it;)



Monday, March 28, 2016

Vimtag Camera for Pets Review

Vimtag Camera for Pets Review

I received a free product in exchange for my honest review.

I thought it might be a neato idea to try out a pet cam like the Vimtag Camera for Pets for my newly adopted lizards. I have 2 anoles that were rescues of a sort, from Florida.. they showed up in a Fedex package and I couldn't rightfully let them out in the Phoenix desert.. so, I have them in a nice tank in the living room. 

The problem we have, is that one is so elusive that we are not sure she is even alive half of the time. We thought the camera might be nice to try to capture this little lady and to see what they are up to when we are not around.

In came Vimtag Camera for Pets. I started out by reading comments on amazon to understand the operation ins and outs. No lie- it is helpful to know what to expect. 

To be honest, I did not install the camera. I read several reviews (not one or two) about people being hacked after installing the software for the camera. I read that the security is non existent for the installation. 

Having been hacked before, I decided NOT to risk this. I feel badly about accepting the camera, and I am considering returning it- unopened.

I did not contact the company- I also read that they had a a lot of service issues. It may be common with these types of cameras, but I am not that interested in any issues.

So- no good or bad feedback to report- just nervousness! 

Vimtag Camera for Pets is not for me at this time. Thanks!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Glitter and Tissue Paper Creations

Glitter and Tissue Paper Creations

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Glitter and Mulberry Paper Creations \Glitter and Mulberry Paper Creations

Thursday, February 11, 2016

2016 Renaissance Festival Opening Day

2016 Renaissance Festival Opening Day

We have been such fans of the Phoenix Renaissance Festival over the years. We have never been to one on opening weekend, but we decided this year we would give it a whirl.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Valentine's Day gifts under $30, $50, $100

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Looking for a special gift for a loved-one this Valentine's Day?

Stella & Dot's lovely jewelry and accessories are sure to capture their heart. They've got an exquisite selection of pieces available for an attractive price. Here are a few heart-swooning options.

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Paris Trio Earring Set

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Signature Engravable Love Charm - Gold

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Westwood Scarf - Gold Blus

$25 Trade-in Bonus on MacBook Trade-ins Valued at $250 or More!

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The new year is the perfect time to heed the saying, "Out with the old, in with the new." 

Do you really need six pairs of running shoes or ten hats? 

Probably not. Neither do I!

Why not declutter your life and start off the year with less of what you don't need and more of what you really do? 

We have been spring cleaning at our house too- we have had about 5 bags of clothes donated already.. and we are still going on clean up!

This also goes for technology.

Getting rid of old technology that no longer serves you can be very cathartic. To support you in your effort to simplify and organize your life in 2016, Gazelle is offering you a $25 bonus when you trade-in your old MacBook valued at $250 or more. 

This special offer ends February 14th, so trade-in your old MacBook for cash today!

Gazelle's trade-in process is surprisingly simple. In fact, it can be done in three easy steps:
  • Step 1: Visit Gazelle's MacBook trade-in page and enter the serial number

  • Step 2: Answer a few questions and Gazelle will provide you with an offer for your device.

  • Step 3: Ship your MacBook to Gazelle. For items worth $1 or more, shipping is free. Once your trade-in is received, Gazelle will inspect your MacBook to make sure its condition matches your evaluation. If the device does match your description, Gazelle will pay you in the form of a check, an Amazon.com gift card, or via PayPal. Payment takes about a week once Gazelle receives your device.

Whether you want to trade-in your old MacBook or buy an updated device, trust Gazelle to help you do it safely and securely.

Thursday, February 4, 2016



 And it would not be a party without YOU!

We  had a great time last year AND the year before.

Need some costume ideas? Try my pin collection of renaissance fashions.

We love to dress up!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Toddler Yoga Practice

Toddler Yoga Practice

(This is part of my flashback series.. from 5/6/15. Enjoy!)

So yeah, I am home with this little monkey. Yes, I stayed home with her for 2.5 years.. since birth. I knew everything about her back then.

Toddler yoga, not really yoga Toddler yoga, not really yoga

Sunday, January 31, 2016

2016 Arizona Renaissance Festival

Magic awaits you at the 2016 Arizona Renaissance Festival! 

Gather your group for a fun-filled adventure and receive a group discount! 

Escape to the 16th C, 30 acre village with the King & his court, castles, cottages, jousting, 13 stages of comedy, swordplay, music & hijinks!! 

Mix foolish pleasures with artisan treasures! Over 200 shops of handmade items; blown glass, leather goods and jewelry. Feast like Royalty at the Exclusive Pleasure Feast! 

Watch artisans work as they create a masterpiece right before your eyes. It’s a treasure trove! 

A 15 ticket minimum purchase is all that’s required and you, the group organizer will receive FREE Admission. Visit our Group Tickets page on our website to BOOK YOUR GROUP NOW. 

We can also work with you to put together a custom tour package. Don’t miss the action and adventure at the Royal Faire –The More the Merrier! Saturdays & Sundays, February 6th – March 27th, 2016. HUZZAH!