Demo and Review: MorphPen 3D Printing Pen #trymorphpen

3D printing pens have become all the rage lately, and with good reason. They are fun, educational and finally are affordable for your average households. I have looked forward to getting one and trying it out so I was thrilled when I was able to play with one of the best starter pens on the market, the MorphPen.




Before you think you have no use for a 3D Printing Pen, think again. They have way more uses than you realize.
  • Build models and prototypes
  • Enhance 2D artwork with color and texture
  • Create jewelry and accessories
  • Make clothing
  • Create plastic parts and accessories for dolls or toys
  • Make magnets
  • Add a real-life dimension to learning
  • Encourage your creativity
  • Help your children look at art in a whole new way

They are just as fun for me as an adult as they are for my 8 year old son. Once the plastic hardens back it makes a super sturdy, durable creation! I didn't expect that! The MorphPen comes in a nice, sturdy, box with a magnetic closure. It's really handy because everything can be packed back up and stored away right in the box it comes in. 

It comes with everything you need to get started:
  • MorphPen
  • Manual
  • Power Supply
  • USB cord
  • Tools
  • Extra Nozzle
  • 5 ABS filaments in red, orange, yellow, green and blue 
The manual is very easy to read and broken down to understand every part of care, maintenance and use of your pen. I recommend fully reading the manual before you even plug in your MorphPen. 

Use is also very easy to understand. It does take a few moments to get it loaded at first, but once you know what you are doing it is a smooth process to load and unload the pen with new filaments. The speed adjustment is very useful for helping you control the pen. The longer you use it the more you will get used to what speed works best for you and your designs. This would make the perfect gift for older children and teenagers on your christmas list. I highly recommend it!



Bonus! After you buy you can get a FREE stencil book with over 50 templates!

Bottom Line: I really like it and give it 4 out of 5 stars. 
Would I recommend it to my family and friends? YES!
Would I buy it myself based on my experiences with this review? YES!


Check it out on MorphPen's Website!




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Disclosure: I was provided the product complimentary for testing purposes in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion. No monetary compensation was received.

45 Retailers Closed on Thanksgiving Day #shopping #blackfriday


For the last couple years Thanksgiving Day has become more and more about shopping early and less and less about time with family. Last year stores boasted sales that began earlier than 4pm on Thanksgiving Day, forcing even more shoppers that want to get a good deal to end festivities with their families early and the employees of these locations to give up having any time with family at all. For years working retail I missed Thanksgiving with Elijah and I hate the thought that other people have to miss their children and families just so others can get a good deal on blurays. This year quite many stores have begun saying enough and are closing completely on Thanksgiving Day.

Here are 45 retailers that have announced so far they will be closed on Thanksgiving Day:
AAFES
A.C. Moore
Academy Sports
American Girl
Barnes & Noble
Bed Bath & Beyond
BJ’s Wholesale Club
Blains Farm & Fleet
Burlington
Cabela’s
Christmas Tree Shops
Christopher and Banks
Costco
Crate & Barrel
Dillard’s
DSW
Fred Meyers
Game Stop
Guitar Center
Half Price Books
Hobby Lobby
Home Depot
Home Goods
IKEA
Jo-Ann Fabrics & Craft Stores
Lowe’s
Marshalls
Menards
Neiman Marcus
Nordstrom
Nordstrom Rack
Office Depot & OfficeMax
P.C.Richard & Son
Patagonia
Petco
PetSmart
Pier 1 Imports
Publix
Raymour & Flannigan
REI
Sam’s Club
Sierra Trading Post
Staples
The Container Store
T.J.Maxx

Starbucks Share Event is back! FREE drinks! #free #starbucks



November 10-14th, 2-5pm visit your local participating Starbucks, buy one drink and get one of equal or lesser value FREE! 

See the Official Facebook Event Page: 

or visit Starbucks.com to find your nearest location

Review: Police Thin Blue Line US Flag by YardExpert #policeflag #youshouldhavelikedthepost


What I love: We are huge supporter of the Police. We have quite a few officers in our family and friends so showing our support is always very important to us! The Police Thin Blue Line US Flag by YardExpert is a great way for anyone to show their support of our brothers and sisters in blue! 

Made of durable polyester, with quality stitching, this flag is great for use decorating indoors or in semi-covered places outdoors (not for use during high winds or strong natural elements). This flag comes ready to hang with metal grommets already attached giving you more options than just normal hang from a flagpole. This makes a beautiful wall hanging, especially at it's large 5 by 3 feet. It comes folded up so you will have to hang it for a while to let the fold wrinkles fall out.

I love how this flag looks displayed and know it will be great to use for years to come!


Bottom Line: 
I really love it and give it 5 out of 5 stars. 
Would I recommend it to my family and friends? YES! 
Would I buy it myself based on my experiences with this review? YES!


Disclosure: I was provided the product complimentary for testing purposes in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion. No monetary compensation was received.

Our afternoon at Kenilworth Halloween Spooktacular and Collectors Corner Halloween Comic Fest!

I took the kids out for a little Halloween fun today! They looked so cute in their costumes. Elijah is Freddy Fazbear from Five Nights At Freddys and Ariel is a cute little pumpkin!



First stop was The Shops at Kenilworth in Towson for the Halloween Spooktacular! They had a great time! They painted pumpkins, played games, won prizes, colored, got delicious cupcakes, fake tattoos and even got to trick or treat and go on a costume parade past every store on both floors of the mall! 


They made out pretty good I would say! Just look at this loot! They even ate some of the candy already!




Next stop was Collectors Corner on Harford Road for Halloween Comic Fest! They had free Halloween Comics for both children and adults, grab bags for the kids, food and drinks and more! Elijah colored a picture for a chance to win himself a $10 gift card. 


Here are the comics the kids and I picked out and below is some of the stuff from their grab bags! 
Pretty cool, right?



They had a great day! Though we are all tired, mostly Mommy! haha