Look What’s New at Origami Owl!!

August 29, 2015 By · No Comments

For those of you that would like to purchase your own Origami Owl Items I would love it if you used my link. :) http://elizabethferree.origamiowl.com Recently released we have Officially licensed collegiate charms. Is your favorite listed?


Next up we have these beautiful watches.
Don’t forget our really spooky Halloween items!
Which do you like?

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We Have Arrived!

August 22, 2015 By · No Comments

For all those that have been following along with me on Facebook or here on my blog we have arrived in Indiana! That’s right the kids and I moved back to live in Indiana with my husband and oldest son. Woo hoo!  This means no more will my husband have to fly, take a bus or drive all the way out to see us every two months…that was getting quite expensive and worrisome. We also won’t have to miss our oldest son, at least not yet. We’ll do an update in just a moment but let me tell you this move helped me face some HUGE fears.

Fears: I am afraid to drive through a city,  I am afraid of heights and driving over bridges. I drove my husband’s car back to Indiana, he drove the U-haul with the van attached to it. I prayed before time, I had others do the same for me.  I knew this would be a trip I’ve never done before with three kids in the car at a time, one being little Nicoli. I went online and gathered my ammo for this trip I was prepared for teens, preteen, elementary kids and toddlers. That’s another post. As you can see I survived and so did my kids and husband. My husband already  all my fears and planned on only driving during the less busy times of day. 11873407_693506267447508_8303686955620326340_n
So how did it go? It wasn’t all peaches and crème but I did make it. We didn’t make it in two days that’s for sure, we left on the 2nd around noon and didn’t end our trip until roughly 3pm on August 5th. Through the big cities I was really nervous but I kept as close to the van as I could in fear of not knowing which exit to turn on. Oh and of course Nicoli tossed crackers at my head making it worse. Another time I had sirens turn on right beside me so I thought I did something wrong. Yes, nerve-wrecking.  With the heights I slowed down as slow as I could without getting in trouble (speed limits and all) I tried not watching the edge of the road and looking at the road only as much as I could through that stretch. With the bridge, wow is all I can say and thankful to my husband for making sure it would be around midnight we went through St.Louis. We stayed the next day at a hotel just so I could rest after that.

Currently we are waiting to move in, our place has been “needing fixed” with each move in date. Hopefully this next move in date is accurate. I must say though, since we have got here I have felt so much at home. I miss my church family very much in 29 Palms, but I don’t miss the heat  or flashfloods of the desert. It is scenes like the above that tell me we are home. Look at all that green.

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Shop Best Buy for Your SanDisk Memory Sticks this School Year

August 15, 2015 By · No Comments

Disclosure:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.


We all love the summer time however many of us are facing the Back-to-School shopping that brings our summer fun to a close.  We moved across country this summer and when we got here school was already in session, so all that Back-to-School shopping and fun things to do is over. We missed it, thankfully I heard about SanDisk Memory sticks, which are great for kids. It never fails, in one school or another one of my kids need a memory stick. These are great for those reports your child is going to need to write during the school year. These are just a few books Katerina will be reading and writing about this school year so I imagine she will need a memory stick to transport her stories/reports to and from school. Has your child ever had to write a report at home and then take it to school. Did you do a lot of running around to find  memory stick they could use because you didn’t think they’d need one at the beginning of the school year? I won’t be making that mistake again.

11898670_10153094927363404_7932756313987118385_nAre you a student or a parent of a student who utilizes a mobile device or tablet? The SanDisk products for Back to School are available on the SanDisk page on bestbuy.com and in-store.  These are extremely helpful for both school aged children, those going to college and those with home businesses.

7016092frDI love shopping at Best Buy for my technology items, it is a great place you can get a memory card to support safe storage for all of your devices.  It doesn’t matter if it is a laptop, desktop, tablet, etc. Visit the site to learn what card is right for you (Memory card)

SanDisk for Digital Imaging: SanDisk products, from professional-grade camera memory to point-and-shoot SD cards to microSD cards, deliver industry-leading performance and reliability. Which means these are great for that photography class you are planning on taking or those school pictures you want to snap to the lectures you want to record. SanDisk SD cards are also designed to meet the security, capacity, performance, and environmental requirements of next generation devices—because your stories span generations and your memory solutions should too.

I don’t know about you but if you are in college and trying to remember everything your professor says can be hard. But those that can record them or tape them are lucky. What happens though when you run out of space like I normally did? Thankfully there is a card/disc for that.


·         Add a SanDisk microSD™ card to your smartphone or tablet, and you can carry more of the media and apps you love. Thin and light computing devices, tablets, and smartphones demand the compact form factors of SanDisk microSD cards. Your problems are now solved…well now you just have to watch/listen to them later and pay attention. Dot forget to add those aps that will help you later on. My phone is constantly telling me it is out of space so this would help with teaching my kids French, math tutor for my daughter or a dictionary.

The best part is they are:  Waterproof, shockproof, X-ray–proof and heatproof.

Designed for performance:
Save and share your pictures twice as fast. Shoot videos and stills twice as fast.

Are you ready for school to start back up? Shop Best Buy for the SanDisk microSD cards that you will need.

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Bursting with Energy

June 26, 2015 By · 1 Comment


Besides the fact I have been watching my oldest pack and repack his bags which means sometimes I begin to get that knot that grows ever so slightly when you know your bird is about to leave the nest. Yes, I said bird, but ya’ll know what I mean. Every time I see him pack his bag I get a sadness but a happiness that grows over me. See it isn’t like I’m just releasing him to a world unknown, in fact he will be leaving California with his dad and moving in with him until he has enough to move out on his own …. if he chooses to do so.

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Walmart & Pampers have Teamed up to Support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

June 26, 2015 By · 57 Comments

Disclosure: The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G.

Walmart and Pampers have teamed up to help get the word out for Children’s Hospitals. While I do not have a child that has cancer we did have our scare a few years back when BalletGirl had to get her birthmark tested for cancer. Thankfully it came back beniegn but didn’t mean we were out of the woods, in fact in the next year we have to get it tested again. I totally support childhood cancer and finding a cure for it, I have a soft spot in my heart for the organizations that will make children comfortable and happy during their time in the hospital. I can’t stand to see kids scared or in pain. I don’t think very many of us can, especially if we know the child.


During the month of June, Walmart and Pampers are teaming together to donate $200,000 to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

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