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Works of Ahhh Fairy Garden

Are you wanting to create a Masterpiece?

It really is possible!  In fact anybody can!!!!  How is it possible?  Masterpieces make it possible!!!  Create Army man, Army tank, Bird house, fairy garden, gnome, jewelry box and several other things. 

I had the pleasure of receiving works of ahhh fairy garden.  This is perfect for the young or the young at heart.  Inside you will find instructions and decorating ideas.  Follow their suggestions or go your own way.

 

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Inside this kit you will find:

1 wooden fairy house, 1 wooden picket fence, 1 wooden mushroom, 2 artist-quality paintbrushes, 5 non-toxic acrylic paint tubs, 1 non-toxic varnish, 12 gem stones, 1 sticker sheet, and 1 instruction sheet.

This would be something fun for school, for parties, just for fun.  I think that it would make a great gift to give someone that liked to do art or to decorate one and give the finished product as a gift.  A gift from the heart, You can’t beat that!

Find out more about this at the WORKS OF AHH website

Or buy one directly from Amazon:

DISCLAIMER:  I received the item discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

Magicdo Glass Paint

After Christmas every year, I think wow another year.  Then time flies and I find myself 2 months until Christmas again.  That is where today finds me.  I think that is one of the reasons I love reviewing items.  It introduces me to items I may not have seen before.  Items that is perfect for someone on my gift list.  Some items are items that inspire me.  Like the glass paints I was invited to review.

 

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Here is more about them from the company:

  • ╠ Easy Organization ╣These Glass paint come with a 5x30ml Glass paint,2 Acrylic paint,1 brush, the paint in a plastic case to keep them organized and locked in place when not in use.
  • ╠ Professional Glass Paint ╣ The Glass Paint set is the best for glass colouring.
  • ╠ Superior item ╣ Glass Paint Tubes Set is Environmental-friendly, non-toxic, conforms to ASTMD-4236 and EN71-3 safety standards, Glass Paint Set made from a combination of high quality pigments natural gum.
  • ╠ Competitive Price ╣ Upgrade version of our Watercolor Painting Set is in big discount with high quality.
  • ╠ Quality Guarantee ╣ Magic Decoration Inc, we stand behind our product and offer a 100%, lifetime money back guarantee for the lifetime of the Glass Colour Set.

 

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  • These paints are really nice.  The colors are vibrant and are the main colors that most people would need on any project. While I mention Christmas, that is one time of year that these paints would inspire me.  I can use them to paint names on ornaments or even paint a plate or wine glass for a special person or even people. 
  • They are also perfect to use all year round.  Especially if you are a “artsy” person.
  • I have tried these and they paint on smoothly and stay on without rubbing off easy.  If you are searching for a good glass paint, then you can find these at Amazon!
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DISCLAIMER:  I received the item discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of them.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

How I am saving Money With Groupon Coupons

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine

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Money?  What is that?  Oh, okay.  That is that stuff that seems to make the world go round – and here I thought it used to be love (I still do).  No matter if we are a realist or a hopeless romantic- We need money.  

We also need food in our stomachs, a roof over our head, gas in our cars – etc.  That seems to take more then we can bring in, at least that is the way it goes most of the time in my world.  So when does fun come into play?  I think that happens when we learn to budget.  When we put coupons to use, shop clearance sales and save save save. 

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One of the things I do, and I was talking some about this the other day, I use Groupon.  I can save at several dollars at some  of My favorite stores.

Using Groupon Coupons at Petsmart, Barnes and Nobles & Bed Bath and Beyond lets me spoil my dogs and myself.  Using Groupon Coupons at everyday stores like Walgreens & Kmarts saves me money on everyday products like medicine and cleaning supplies.  They also offer savings on things that come up suddenly such as car rentals and eyeglasses. 

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The best part of Groupon is it is easy to use – signing up is simple and it is FREE.  No hidden fees. 

My niece and nephew do not know yet, but I do plan on a trip to the mall when I am visiting them next week.  I have already checked out some Groupons that I plan on using.  My niece will be over the moon excited when she sees the 70% savings on Clearance items at Torrid!  

My nephew will be excited when he hears that Aunt Tabby has a 40% off Groupon Coupon at Nike!

I am also sure my SIster and I will hit several stores including Sephora where we can save up to 50% off with Groupon Coupons!

While it is true that money makes the world go round – learning the best way to save it really helps us enjoy it.

Where is your favorite place to shop?

Pick up channels without digital cable with this Digital Indoor Antenna

I watch a lot of television.  If I am not binge watching something on Netflix, I am watching a regular show on digital cable.  Sometimes I get into them, sometimes they are background noise.  But I love having it on. 

I realize that cable and streaming channels can get expensive, and while some people enjoy television, they can’t afford to pay what satellite or digital cable charges these days.

So the only other option is rabbit ears, maybe a coat hanger or some other make shift antenna.  Or is that the only option?  No it isn’t! 

Now there is antennas that are easier to hook up and will allow you to pick up channels up to a 65 mile range.  One antenna in particular is from view tv and available on Amazon for $29.99.  It is the:  Flat HD Digital Indoor Amplified tv Antenna.

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Here is more about it from the company:

  • 65 Miles Range | Receive free digital broadcast High Definition TV signals
  • Detachable Signal Amplifier & Antenna Stand Included
  • Super Thin design allows you to place it almost anywhere ( Table, Window, Wall )
  • Full HDTV Support: 720p, 1080i, 1080p | ATSC Compatible
  • Frequency Range: 47-230MHz / 470-862MHz

In The Box:

>Antenna with 10′ coaxial cable

Power Insert

110V Power Adapter

(3x) Sticker

USB Cable

Antenna Stand

>Notes:


– Always try antenna with and without amplifier attached. Depending on how close/far you are, the amplifier can help or hurt the signal going into your television or converter box.

– It is recommended to keep your antenna high up on your window for best results.

 

– Go to antennaweb.org and type in your zip code. This will show you where the broadcast towers near you are located.

– Move your antenna around to see where you obtain the best signal. Once you find a good spot, it is recommended to do another automatic channel scan.

 

If you use a flat HDTV, please go through your TV manual to make sure your TV is with built-in tuner.

– Make sure your tuner is HD tuner, otherwise you can’t watch HD channels.

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– ***Attaching the antenna to your television or digital converter box is only part of the process to pull in channels from your antenna. You need to perform an “automatic channel search”. This is a feature that can be used by accessing the menu on your television or digital converter box. Please refer to the manual for your television or digital converter box for information on how to perform this action.***

There is no manual in the box, but it is fairly easy to get going.  The thing about it is, you are going to have to really work with it at first to find out where it will work best for you.  The company shipped one out  to be reviewed.  I made sure the major tech guy in the family was the one that hooked it up.  I didn’t trust myself to do it right.  His first try at it he picked up one channel.  I think once the proper place is found it will do a great job.

I have also talked to other people that has tried out one of these and they all say it is worth the purchase once you find out the best spot in your house.

For $30.00 it would be worth taking the chance in my opinion.  It just depends on how much you like television.  If you have tried one of these before or buy one later on, I would love to know how yours worked for you.  Feel free to share the good, the bad and the ugly in the comment section below.

Disclaimer:  I was sent the item discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

 

36 colored drawing pencils

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When I was younger I used to like to draw.  I never stuck with it enough to develop any talents I might have had.  Sometimes I wish I had of.  While I have gotten older and taking time out to even try to paint or draw is rare, I still catch myself looking at shapes.  At how things are drawn.  At colors.  At other peoples work.  I still drool over sketch books and paints and all that fun stuff.

When I had the chance to do a review for 36 colored pencils from JM Art, I jumped at the chance.

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I love the tube like container these pencils come in.  This makes for easy storage. 

Inside there was 36 pencils of any color I may want to use, even silver and gold.  The pencils didn’t draw dark, but on the lighter side.  I like that, it gave me the control to go lighter or darker when using them.  They seemed to go smooth on the paper and did a decent job. 

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I think these do a decent job for the price they are charging for them on Amazon.  $11.99.  They would be perfect no matter if you are a housewife who is looking to take some time and do something for herself.  A professional that needs to draw or color in during the day.  Or a student. 

The packaging makes it easy to take them with you whenever you travel.

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Disclaimer:  I was sent the item discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

6 rules I use when I visit Facebook

Social Media has taken the world by storm.  Many people has jumped on the bandwagon.

One of those social media outlets that I visit frequently is Facebook.  Everybody has one right?  It has been a way to meet new people, play games, read up on the latest news, connect with old friends and family, share pictures and make announcements about anything and everything.  It is a place to work, to play, to laugh to vent. To share.  Or is it?

I have sit back and taken notes.  Maybe back in my younger days, I could out post the best of them- posting play by plays.  Now I tend to sit back and watch more then I used to.  I rarely post a play by play on there.  Sure I share things.  I go there to laugh.  To see what other people is doing.  To look at pictures and sometimes private chat with friends.  But while I do all that, I have set rules for myself.  Call me a Facebook prude if you will.  But here is some of my rules, and why I have them.

Things I remind myself about when using Facebook

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Never post anything I will regret. 

I am not one to make up things, I have always been an honest person (and I am not lying).  But I see so many posts from random people that should start with “Once upon a time”.  You almost know as soon as you read it that they are making it up.   The one that is really worse then the “Once upon a time” posts is the “poor poor pitiful me”.  I am not talking about people that is really depressed.  I also realize some people live alone and the only place they can communicate is through Facebook and other sites.  The people I am talking about is the ones that cry constantly about something over and over, that never take the time out of their day to see the good in their day.  The ones that think they are the only ones that has dealt with pain. 

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Facebook now has karma baby

Yes, it really does.  I don’t post anything that I don’t want to be reminded of.  If I post everyday about how bad my day is going.  If I post self centered things that is full of negativity, I am going to be reminded about it.  Facebook memories may show me something that happened last year or five years ago.  I much rather post a recipe, a picture that I love, a joke etc.  I much rather see something in a few years that made me smile, then be reminded how miserable I was one hour out of 24 hrs that was in that particular day.  Make sense?

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Stay real.

Don’t be somebody I am not.  It really doesn’t matter what other people thinks of me.  You may have heard this before, but what I always remember is that everyone has an opinion.  Their opinion is none of your business.  I just stay real.  I share things that really make me laugh.  Things that I really like.  I stay real.  While I don’t post a lot of pictures of myself, it is very common knowledge that I am a BBW and I am not going to pretend to be in shape. 

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Don’t fight.

Facebook fights aren’t worth it.  I don’t post anything religious or political.  Sure I have my own opinions, beliefs.  Sometimes I see things that makes me roll my eyes, makes me furious inside.  But I have learned to scroll by them.  If I ever seen something being posted by the same person and it is that bothersome, I have the option of blocking posts of that type or deleting that person off my list. It is that simple.

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Don’t put it out there if I don’t want an opinion on it.

If I go to facebook and vent then I should expect people are going to offer their advice.  If I don’t want advice I shouldn’t put it out there. 

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Have fun

Come out of hiding every now and then.  Laugh with people, cry with people, be a friend to people.  Share, like.  Be social.  Don’t take everything so serious.  Play a game and don’t be offended if I read something that someone posts, chances are it isn’t even meant to wards me.  I have always heard if the shoe fits wear it, but today I also seen that a orange wedge may fit inside an onion, but sometimes just because it fits – it doesn’t mean it belongs there.

Those are my Facebook rules of etiquettes, made up by me – for me. 

Do you ever set rules for yourself when using Facebook or

any social media outlets? 

Mood Enhancing Mandalas Volume 1 Adult Coloring Book

I get stressed out easy.  If you don’t believe me, ask my husband.  While there is many ways to relieve stress and tension I have found something that helps me keep my mind on it, and away from negative thoughts.

It is just through coloring.  Yes, something I learned to do even before grade school, is what sometimes takes me away from the negative things and people that come into my life.

While just coloring anything is great, there is many options out there.  A stream of adult coloring books is available.  The one that keeps my hands and mind occupied is the Mandala coloring book.  In fact this book is called, Mood enhancing Mandalas by My Masterpiece.

In this book you will find 50 very detailed pictures to color and take you away. 

I find that I like to use gel pens when coloring mine.  There is no special color to color these mandalas either.  Let your imagination be your guide. 

use bunches of different colors or do a theme.  For example I started this one before one the Bengals

games in honor of them:

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No matter how you color them, they are worth having in my opinion.  One of these and a pack of gel pens would also make the perfect Christmas gift for someone. 

These are available on Amazon

 
DISCLAIMER:  I received the product discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my honest opinion with you here.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

Party Hard with this strobe light!

I have always been fascinated by disco balls and strobe lights, but never really owned one.  I do now though!

JS lighting sent me one of their mini flash LED strobe lights to test out.  I was all for that!

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It came in and I took it out of the box.  Who knew that a small black kind of plain looking box could turn into something so magical!  The prettiest blue lights are strewn around the room.  24 LED lights in a box can change the ordinary into something extraordinary.

While I haven’t owned this one or used it for 55,000 hours.  This is the expected life of the LED lights  in this strobe light.

I like the fact that it has the controls so you can control the speed of the lights.

At the price this is selling for it is well worth the purchase.  It could make the difference in a boring party or a fun party.

Halloween

Birthdays

weddings

etc.

The only thing that this may not be good for is If someone has epilepsy or seizures.  These lights can mess with someone in that circumstance.  Other then that it is Fun Times!

disclaimer:  I received the item discussed in this post in exchange for my honest opinion of it

Ballroom Dancing Mastery System (7 DVD Set)

The other day I posted something about a 4 cd starter dance instruction set from Dance Crazy.  Today I want to tell you about another set I have.  It is also from Dance Crazy.  This one is called:  Ballroom Dancing Mastery System. 

Amazing SEVEN DVD Holiday Dance Set!

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Learn 4 Different Dances from the Start. Super HOT!

All the basics, from your first steps (Great Holiday Gift)

It is  a 7 DVD set for Beginner’s to learn all the major social ballroom dances. Great for beginners learning how to dance. 🙂 You’ll love this seven DVD set, and would make A great gift for the holidays.  Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba – Woohoo!

Designed for beginners, no dance experience is required.

This set really goes into depth explaining the essentials.  840 minutes of instruction can make anybody with 2 left feet look graceful.  I love these and the fact that I can stay at home and not have to worry who is looking at me.

I can really dance like nobody is watching!

It is fun for me because I am getting exercise I need and learning something new.

For $47.00 you and your whole family can learn these dances.  Check the prices at your local dance studio and then compare.  While I am still not ready for dancing with the stars.  I believe these could help me on my way..

Disclaimer: The item discussed in this post was sent to me in exchange for sharing my opinion of them.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from  yours.

 

Dana Sibilsky Art Blogger!

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above picture is a set of Dana’s favorite sketch pencils and the exact set she sent me!

Art has always been intriguing to me.  It didn’t matter if I was attempting to do it myself or if I was looking at someone else’s work.  Maybe that is the Libra coming out in me.

Internet has made a wider area of art available to me.  I am grateful when I find a new website or see a new artist.  Grateful is the way I felt when I came across Dana Sibilsky’s site.

Not only does she share Modern, Post Modern & Contemporary art, but she shares so much more!  One of those things are virtual art.  Something I would love to learn more about. 

One of my favorite posts that I have found on her site is called “Two of the best Artistic Tools For Virtual Arts”.   While in this article she talks about Adobe Photo shop, she also will introduce you to a site called GIMP, which is a photo shop clone BUT a FREE ONE.  The word free is important to us starving artists, right?

She will also introduce you to Blender 3D which is also a FREE site –  Both GIMP and Blender 3D has download links in her post.  If this is something that interests you at all, then you should give it a read.

You are also going to find articles on how to sell your art.  What to do when your blocked.  And I must admit, she had me at coffee.  Yes, she even has a couple posts about coffee!

To sum it all up, Dana is a art blogger that you will find not only talking about art on Danasibilsky.com, but you will also have the pleasure of seeing some of Dana’s own artistic pieces.

Disclaimer:  Dana was nice enough to send me a set of her favorite sketch pencils, that is how I met her and one of the reasons I am sharing her site on mine!

 

 

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