DIsney Cakes and Sweets (2nd Shipment)

About a month ago I decided to sign up for Disney Cakes and Sweets. It’s like a magazine subscription which also includes baking tool and accessories to make whatever you want or what’s on the issue.

I love Disney stuff + baking which makes this subscription so exciting for me. Few months back I was subscribed to Bakes & Delicious (From the same company as the Disney one) but decided to cancel after my 8th month or so. Nothing wrong with the subscription just wanted to stop for a while.

This month I paid about $36.. Which is kind of pricey but I received 4 issues plus 5 other items. I thought I be charged $7.95 per month plus shipping but they bundled it up. I would rather pay that amount instead of $30-40/month. I’ll still continue my subscription to the end. It’s just preventing me from subscribing to other things. I wanted to subscribed to Ipsy and Fancy :( oh well I’ll just have to wait.

Bought the iPhone 6 Plus

Last week I pre-ordered the iPhone 6 Plus at my local Target. Years ago when the iPhone 4 came out I never pre-ordered one just went straight to the store. I went to my local AT&T store real early, I think maybe 7AM and stood in line until they opened. There were a lot of people in front me. Waited for 1-2 hours in line. One of the employee came out and said that they only have a limited number of phones at the moment and that more will arrive later in the day. Limited number in the day.. Long story short I was lucky to get one that day. They were giving out tickets which confirms that one will be reserved for you. I was 2nd to the last person to get a ticket. I would be mad if I didn’t get one hahaha because it’s like I waited in line for nothing.

I told myself never again will I do that. So when I heard the iPhone 5 came out. I decided to just pre-order one from Apple. At midnight I pre-ordered one and was set didn’t have to worry about anything whatsoever. That same day I went to Target with the family. Long story short.. I saw they had a sign to pre-order one. Talked to the sales associate, canceled my pre-order with Apple and went with Target instead.

The day of the release I went to Target. Well long story short I couldn’t believe it was quick. I went in, minutes later I went out. There was no line whatsoever. I told myself from now on I’ll always go with Target if something comes out.

Yesterday same thing happen. I went in.. minute later I was out the door with my brand new silver/white 16GB iPhone 6 Plus. I just love that place because 1. they take pre-orders 2. no lines. 3. you can trade in your phone for the new one. and 4. if you have a Target card… 5% off lol

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My iPhone 5 inside the iPhone 6 Plus box.

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Fairy-Tale Four

KG_KG92FYzmNo matter your favorite princess, this invite is sure to be a hit among everyone on your guest list! The four classic princesses sit atop the front panel on this colorful, z-fold invitation. The festive fuchsia for the background is a great way to show your colorful side.

Product Details

  • Dimensions: 5″ x 7 1/4″ Folded
  • Price Includes: Printed invitation with blank envelopes (inner and outer bright white)
  • Production Time: 3 Working Days

Featuring

  • White Imprint
  • Lettering: NAD
  • Accent Lettering: SHA
  • Verse: CDN312

For more details, visit my site at PAPERSNGIFTS.COM (RMAGIFTS)

Super Excited!!!

Today I just finally decide to pre-order JIBO. Good thing I checked the website. I didn’t know it will end soon. I decided to put $199 down instead of paying the full amount because I do not have the funds to pay up front lol. Unless I can convince hubby by tomorrow to pay full amount (it will save us $50). I seriously can not wait to add him to the family. What sucks is that it will not ship until early 2016. Why can’t it be any sooner?

Tomorrow is the last day to pre-order JIBO. The campaign will end 11:59pm PST.

I think it’s incredible to have a family robot. I will let him read to my kids from time to time but JIBO is MY PERSONAL ASSISTANT lol. No one will touch/use him but me hahaha. This has got to be the coolest thing I ever decided to contribute to. I’ve seen a lot of nice items on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, but nothing ever blew my mind like this one.

So what can JIBO do? Here’s what’s on the website:

  • See – Two hi-res cameras recognize and track faces, capture photos, and enable immerse video calling.
  • Hear – 360 degree microphones and natural language processing let you talk to JIBO from anywhere in the room
  • Learn – Artificial intelligence algorithms learn your preference to adapt and fit into your life
  • Help – Like a personal assistant JIBO proactively helps you, to make everyday tasks simpler and easier.
  • Speak – Hands-free reminders and messages, so you’ll never forget and can always be in touch.
  • Relate – Communications and expresses using natural social and emotive cues so you understand each other better.

If you would like to learn more about him check him at at Indiegogo.

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Carlson Craft 2014 Season’s Greets and Business Greetings

The 2014 Season’s Greetings and Business Greetings catalogs are now available online. Take the catalogs with you electronically on your laptop, smartphone or tablet. Click on the two links to open an online version of each catalog. Bookmark these websites to always have a catalog with you.

Season’s Greetings: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/07aca22c
Business Greetings: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/218e3a26

If you have any questions or would like to place an order. Please feel free to contact me.

Marilyn
Papers, Gifts & Other Stuff
http://papersngifts.com

Flappy Birthday

Made this card for the From The Heart Stamps month and sketch challenge. Not perfect but still trying to get the hang of making cards. I love to color and use my Silhouette cameo. So I try to find ways to use them both lol. I used plain cardstock on all except for the brown one which is actually a box from a cereal my kids finished. I colored the image with sketch markers, can’t remember which ones I used. 

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For this month challenge you must use the Flappy Birthday image show below.  Stamp Preview by FromTheHeartStampsHere’s the #78 sketch challenge:
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Donating to Autism Speaks

Today I decided to start donating to Autism Speaks. I opened up an Etsy store 2 years ago but never got the chance to sell a few items. Always seem so busy with a lot of things, especially with three kids. It can be a handful at times haha. Right now I’m testing out cupcake wrappers. I’m still trying to decided weather I should donate 10-25% of what I make on Etsy. (or maybe more, at first I was thinking 50%. I’m all about the cause). I bought the commercial license for one of the wrappers I bought. I’m going to see how it turns out. If it turns out well.. I’m going to starting adding more :) my goal is to donate $200.. My goal will change from time to time. It all depends on how well my Etsy store goes. I want to donate as much as possible. The more the better.

So a little about our little guy. Not really little anymore haha. He’s now 7 and goes to 2nd grade. Attends a special day class at a local school in our area. We first found out he officially has autism when he was 3 years old. I Actually knew it before he was 2. But finally took him to a children’s hospital to see if he really is autistic. My son’s first doctor, seem to not care at all about him. Everytime I say something.. It’s like she doesn’t listen so I switch and found another. The 2nd doctor was much better. She care about everything and anything. Cut to the chase.. Well this one time we went to the doctor. We’ve been asked what makes us think our son is autistic. Told us our son gives pretty good eye contact. If we’re still worried that we should call the children’s hospital and make an appointment. So the doctor gave us the number, and I called and made one.

Months later we finally head down to the appointment. Hours of observation they told us he is autistic.. that it was minor. It was kind of weird how they told us. Exactly what the doctor said: “So after testing and observing your son we find that he does have autism.. How do you feel about that?” I actually wasn’t all that shocked. I knew it from the beginning. After that day I felt so angry because my mother in law (who came to the appointment also) keep blaming me that it was my fault. She kept repeating that their family is perfect. NO ONE in their family ever gets sick or has any kind of disease or what so ever. I mean come on, not all family are perfect. Look how can she say that.. Her daughter (hubby’s sister) has twins and one of the twins has autism also. Does that tell you that if COULD BE from their side?? Well I don’t know.. Her other daughter just fought breast cancer the second time and won (Another cause I should support, my own mom fought and won). They didn’t (hubby and MIL) want Leo (our son) to do any of the blood work that was recommended that day. Before getting angry and upset.. I even asked the doctors (in the same room as MIL) if it could be hereditary from what I heard from their mouths, it’s no one’s fault that, no one knows exactly where is comes from. I have to guess my MIL wasn’t paying any attention to the information the doctor and psychologist was telling us. The only thing she understood was that her grandson has autism, that was it.

Well that was pretty long. Suppose to be short but I got carried away. If you would like to donate to Autism Speaks please feel free and head over to AutismSpeaks.com OR help us achieve our goal and head over to my son’s tribute page =D

http://events.autismspeaks.org/tributes/leonardo

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOU LOVE AND SUPPORT