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Throwback Thursday: Timbaland 1/20/10

Headliner: Timbaland
Opener(s): Honor Society, Sebastian
Venue: Irving Plaza
Cost: $0


Product Review: Candy Pop Instax Film

If you have an Instax camera or an Instax Printer from Fuji Film, then you’ll want to know all about the Candy Pop border film from MyBruneiStore. It’s the Instax Film that you already know and love but with a fun white border with candy pop dots around it to give your photos a little extra something to really make them POP! (See what I did there.)  Each package comes with 10 sheets to load into your camera or printer.

I can’t wait to use these photos that I printed in my scrapbook and just for decorating around my room and desk!   I did have some trouble loading this pack of film into my camera – it took a few tries so if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again! I am not sure if I was doing something wrong (this was the first pack I decided to try out and it’s been a while since I had used the printer) or if there was something else going on – but I finally got it to work so it was all good in the end!

FUJIFILM INSTANT FILM instax mini is an ISO 800 credit-card-size integral daylight color film designed for use with Fujifilm instax mini cameras.
This glossy film yields superb results under both daylight and electronic flash conditions.
Though small, its improved picture quality and greater ease of use make it ideal for snapshots and portraits. Furthermore, its easyto-file-and-carry
size makes it an excellent choice for documentary or archival purposes, as well as a wide variety of other applications. Product Features Instax Mini Films are compatible with any Fuji Instax mini camera such as:

  • Instax Mini 90
  • Instax Mini 8
  • Instax Mini 7/7s
  • Instax Mini 10
  • Instax Mini 20
  • Instax Mini 25
  • Instax Mini 30
  • Instax Mini 50s
  • Instax Mini 55i
  • SP-1 Printer

Product Information

  • Pattern: Candy Pop
  • Image Size: 6.2cm x 4.6cm
  • Picture Size: 8.6cm x 5.4cm
  • Compatible Model: All Fuji Instax Mini Camera

Package Included

  • 1 Packs (10 Sheets) Fujifilm Instax Mini Candy Pop Film

I received this product at a discount in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated!


Product Review: Luminous Series Moon Love Heard Pendant

This necklace is absolutely gorgeous, a crescent moon with a heart dangling.  Inside the heart is a small ball which will glow in the dark! Great gift for any occasion – Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Birthday, Anniversary or just to buy for yourself for the heck of it!

The pendant size is 3.5cm * 3.0cm, the chain is like 45cm and made of Copper, White Gold Plated.  The pendant if exposed to the sun, it will glow in the dark, if you stay in the dark for a long time, it will stop shining – you can get it to glow again if you beam it with your mobile phone flashlight or the sun.  The more light it absorbs, the brighter it appears.

I was curious if you could replace the ball inside it perhaps with something else (a pearl?) and I think that you can.  The heart piece of the pendant does open – you just have to get it off the jump ring first.  I haven’t tried it yet but it seems like it would be a successful experiment if having it be a glow in the dark necklace isn’t your thing.

You can get this on amazon at

I received this product at a discount in order to write this review. All opinions are my own.

Virtual Race: Memorial Day Hero Race

Race Title: Memorial Day 2017
Distance:  27.90
Company:   Yes.Fit
Charity:  n/a

Music Monday: Stephen Kellogg Tour de Forty

Disc 1

The Open Heart
Lost and Found
4th Of July
Almost Woke You Up
Start the Day Early
Father’s Day
Satisfied Man

Disc 2

Four Kids
The Brain Is A Beautiful Thing
The Bear
Good Red Wine
Shady Esperanto and The Young Hearts
Last Man Standing
In Front Of The World
Such a Way
Big Easy
See You Later, See You Soon
Wallpaper Angel
Curtain Call

Stephen Kellogg recently released a 2-CD Live album from his “Tour de Forty” that he embarked on earlier this year.  The sad thing is that he has said this will be his final release on CD – the music biz is changing and everything seems to be switching more and more over to digital.  As a collector, that makes me sad.  As someone who has too much clutter – well maybe it’s not such a bad thing.

I was pretty excited to hear that my favorite song, “My Favorite Place” was recorded at my show in Fairfield.  The cool thing about the album is that it was recorded from all the shows on the tour – but still flows and if you didn’t know it wasn’t all recorded at one show you probably couldn’t really tell. (For a moment I thought that they were all from my show – until there was a surprise before “Diamond” that I know was not my show) And I guess the various mentions of different city names kind of gives it away too 😉

This is a really great compilation of SK songs – if you’re not all that familiar with him this is a great place to start! And if you’re a fan and want to relive the greatness that is SK live – well, this is the disc for you.  Head on over to his website and his family store to get your own copy – and it will be packed up and shipped to you by one of his Four Kids!


Scrapbook Saturday: Wizarding World 1

A few of my Wizarding World photos. There’s a lot so many more to come…

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Book Review: For The Love of Katie

For the Love of Katie is the 2nd book in the Katie Chronicles series. The first book, To Katie with Love, I had read previously but if you really wanted to, this second book could be read as a standalone.

Katie is an amateur detective, or so she thinks, and her sleuthing ways land her in jail in Paris. She speaks no French and is trying to talk her way out of jail. This time she was caught stalking… her husband?!  And that’s what lands her in jail. Oh, and she’s pregnant.   When the police ask her to “start from the beginning” she goes almost all the way back and we find out all of the events that happened leading up to her wedding.

In addition to having an awesome name, Katie is a fun character that gets in all sorts of strange and hilarious predicaments and I am looking forward to reading more about her and Cooper in the future!

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

Newlywed Katie Maxwell is ready to settle down and leave her amateur detective days behind. But when the veil of secrecy surrounding her husband’s latest project takes them to Europe, her penchant for sleuthing lands her in some serious hot foreign water.

Katie will need to think quickly to talk her way out of handcuffs and a Parisian jail cell. Too bad she doesn’t speak French.

For the Love of Katie is the second madcap adventure in The Katie Chronicles. This book can be read as a standalone, but why would you want to skip the first?

Throwback Thursday: Nick Jonas and the Administration 1/8/10

Headliner: Nick Jonas
Opener(s): Forever Seven, Diane Birch
Venue:  Beacon Theater
Cost: $63.40


Product Review: Genuine 50 Sheets White Fuji Instax Film

One of my favorite toys is my FujiFilm Instax SP-1 printer, which allows me to print photos from my phone on to the Instax film without having to lug around my Instax camera.  I always am sure to stock up on the basic white sheets of film, because they work for pretty much any purpose. You can even buy patterned stickers to cover them with if you want to fancy them up a bit.

I love to print photos from my phone for my scrapbook, to hand out to friends or to hang up around the house and at work.  This film is compatible with the Instax Minis (7s, 8, 35, 50s, 90, SP-1, 7, 10, 30, 20i, 25i, 50i, 55i)  The film came with 2 1o packs in a box and one separate 10 pack.

This film is an ISO 800 wide picture format integral daylight color film designed for use with Fujifilm Instax series cameras. It yields consistent results under both daylight and and electronic flash conditions.

Mini Film:

Film Speed: ISO 800/30 degrees

Color: Daylight type (5500K)

Film Size: 86mm x 54mm

Image Size: 62mm x 46mm

Finish: Glossy

Get your own at MyBruneiStore!

I received this product at a discount in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

Virtual Races: A Race To Remember

Race Title: A Race to Remember
Distance:  5k
Company:  Virtual World Racers
Charity:  Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance