Friday, February 27, 2015

House Walking to Torch Calories

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Have you heard of the hottest new workout? It's something that just about everyone can do. It doesn't matter if it's cold outside or if your house is small. This is a no excuse workout. It will get you toned and torch some calories. Can you guess what it is? It's called house walking.

I actually started doing this 11 years ago. Heck, I should of been the trend setter. When Michigan is too cold for me to leave the house, I house walk. I have seasonal depression and house walking is a great way to fight it. 

I have a Fitbit. I try to hit the gym 3 days a week and walk 10,000 steps on three additional days. Does it always happen? No. Life sometimes gets in the way. 

You don't even need to move fast if you're just starting out.  Just move at a comfortable pace. I save playing Trivia Crack for when I'm walking. I've actually become good at not really watching where I'm going. Shh, don't tell anyone I said that. My front room, kitchen, and great room are all really open, so I can go around and around.

My 10,000 steps works out to be about a 100 minutes of walking a day. I'm 5'3, so my steps are short. I burn about 300 calories per day by walking. When I'm getting all my steps in, it's super easy for me to maintain my healthy weight.

No more excuses that you can't afford the gym or it's too cold outside. Get up and house walk!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Frozen Fever and Cinderella Coming Soon to Theaters

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In “Frozen Fever,” it's Anna's birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but when Elsa catches a cold, her powers may put more than just the party at risk.
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The highly-anticipated follow-up short to the global phenomenon FROZEN can be seen exclusively in theaters with Disney’s new live-action CINDERELLA, starring Lily James and Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett, on March 13th.

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A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, “Cinderella” brings to life the timeless images from Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What to Eat When You Have the Stomach Flu

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Always consult your doctor first. These are my opinions and are not meant to replace a professional.
My 8 year old daughter is suffering from a stomach bug. Thankfully, it's not a full blown stomach bug. Last March we all ended up with the stomach flu, which included a hospital visit. Hopefully this is a quick bug, because she has been sick a ton this year.

If you're throwing up do not eat solids for at least 8 hours. You must be able to keep liquid down for 8 hours. If you can't keep anything down try eating a few ice chips and then gradually increase your liquids. A few good options to settle the stomach are ginger ale and warm Coke. Make sure you get plenty of liquids, this can include Gatorade, Pedialyte, popsicles, or even water.

If you're feeling up to eating, stick with bland foods. In my household pretzels and Jell-O are favorites. Other good options include plain rice, toast, crackers, bananas, and apple sauce.

If you throw up after eating the above, you need to go back to no solids for 8 hours.

If vomiting lasts more than three days or diarrhea lasts more than two weeks contact your doctor immediately.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

IPhone 5 Armband Review


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I recently returned to Lifetime Fitness after suffering an injury over a year ago. My intent when I left was to take my workout down quite a few notches so I didn't damage anything else. I felt my body growing weak and I was desperately missing my intense yoga and spinning class. So, when the opportunity arose to review the iPhone 5 armband, I was totally excited. Below are some of the great features the #Iphonearmband offers.
  • COMPATIBILITY: Compatible with the Apple iPhone 5/5S/5C phones and iPod Touch 5 - Also Fits iPhone 4/4S!!
    PROTECTION: Protects and keeps your iPhone 5 safe from moisture while working out
    USE: Convenient and easy to use. Easy access to ear phones and controls. Includes convenient key holder.
    MATERIAL: Nylon, Velcro and Neoprene
    SAFETY: Night reflector feature allows for increased visibility after dark.
    VALUE : Why Pay more? This is a great value for the price :) So affordable why not buy two?
  • SIZE: Fits small to large sizes from 9 to 15.5 inches
    CARE: We strongly recommend that you hand wash and air dry this armband.
     


iPhone 5/5S/5c Sports Armband from i2 Gear
If you've ever been out running and tried to listen to music or send a quick text while taking a breather you know its almost impossible to use your phone without covering it with sweat or worse dropping it along the way! Now with this armband you can safely interact with your touch screen and listen to your favorite music :)

Compatibility and Use
Use your armband with the iPhone 3/4/5/5S/5c and iPod Touch 5. You can wear it over your biceps or on your forearm. The night reflector provides additional visibility for outdoor early morning and evening runs and there's even a key holder which we all know can be a lifesaver. This armband is also great for high intensity workouts, spin class, yoga or even casual walking or outdoor activities.

Precision and Protection
The touchscreen is fully accessible through the plastic cover. The armband pouch and cover keeps your iPhone safe from impact and moisture while working out.

Size
This armband is lightweight and accommodates various arm sizes from approx. 9 to 15.5 inches. Also we recommend that you use this armband without a case.

Material and Care
Made of nylon, velcro and neoprene materials. Armband can be safely hand washed and air dried after use. We do NOT recommend machine washing your armband as this could cause damage.

Value:
Why pay more? This armband is a super deal at an extremely low price. It also makes a great gift idea! Get yours today! 


 I have the iPhone 5C.  I was so excited that my phone was the perfect fit for the armband. We're having really cold weather right now, so the #Iphonearmband is perfect for my house walking and time spent at the gym. During the summer I will be using it for my bike rides. I love that it has reflector on it. Especially, when I take an evening bike ride. What a great feature. I'm glad this company made safety a top priority.

Who would the iPhone armband benefit? I would recommend it to anyone that is into fitness. It's great for runners, gym junkies, walkers, the list is really endless.

Would I recommend the iPhone 5 armband? Yes, I think it's perfect for fitness enthusiasts. The armband does take a little getting use to, to get the fit right to stay on your arm. I'm sure that it will get easier with the more you use it. Another thing is, I wish they would make armbands that you can slip in with your case on. My iPhone case is a big pain in the butt to get off. Maybe, I just need an easier case.

You can purchase your very own iPhone 5 armband through Amazon. Click here to purchase it. As of today, it's on sale for $7.99.

Monday, February 23, 2015

10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

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  I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

The 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know is written for teenagers. This book deals with problems your blossoming teen may face, but in a loving Godly manner. It gently guides them through difficult decisions with grace. The 10 sections the book discusses are popularity, confidence, reputation, interacting with boys, self-worship, perseverance, patience, image, self-beauty, and inner beauty. At the end of each section is discussion questions for your teen to fill out. It will help them discover areas that may be a problem in their lives.
Book Description
These ten simple truths can build one big change in your daughter's life.
When Kari Kampakis wrote a blog post in July 2013 titled "10 Truths Young Girls Should Know," the post went viral and was shared more than 65,000 times on Facebook. Obviously her message strikes a chord with moms and dads across the country. This nonfiction book for teen girls expands on these ten truths and can reach the hearts of both moms and daughters.
Teen girls deal daily with cliques, bullying, rejection, and social media nightmares. Kari Kampakis wants girls to know that they don't have to compromise their integrity and future to find love, acceptance, and security. Her ten truths include:

  • Kindness is more important than popularity.
  • People peak at different times of life. Trust God's plan for you.
  • Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Otherwise, you'll never stick to your guns.
  • Today's choices set the stage for your reputation.
  • You were born to fly.
Fans of Kari's blog and newspaper column will not want to miss her first book. Filled with practical advice, loving support, and insightful discussion questions, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know is a timely and approachable list of guidelines that will help young girls navigate a broken world and become the young women God made them to be.

About the Author
Kari Kampakis is a newspaper columnist, blogger, and former children’s photographer from Birmingham, Alabama. Her writing has been featured on HuffPost Parents and reflects her passion for family and God. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Kari holds an MBA and public relations degree. She and her husband, Harry, live in blessed chaos with their four daughters and a dog named Lola.

10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know also talks about important topics such as sex. I didn't realize it when I handed this book over to my 12 year old. So, make sure you're comfortable with the topics before you allow your child to read it. That was my fault for letting her look at it before I did. The book discusses this topic beautifully, and in a biblical manner.


 The topic of popularity reached out to me the most because unfortunately some girls never mature emotionally. Yes, I see it in some adults. They get stuck in being a ring leader in their own little group. "Eventually they fall from grace as their peers wise up, get a spine, and stop bowing down to them." 

"Whatever spin they put on the meaning true friendship is wrong, because girls like this have it backward. They care more about how they feel than how you feel." I loved this line from the book. I had a friend that use to say on a regular basis if you were a "true friend" you would (fill in the blank). It took me a long time to wise up and realize that I was being manipulated.

When I was a teenager, I was always really shy and quiet. I mostly kept my thoughts to myself. I didn't start speaking my mind until I was probably in college. My 12 year old daughter is an extrovert. So, this will help her in social situations when her mouth gets the best of her.

Honestly, this is one of the best teen self-help books I've ever read. I would recommend it for 13 and up. All teenagers should read it and apply the great wisdom that Kari gives.  Her words are written in such an easy and light manner that makes you want to read this book. It covers so many situations that you're going to want to have the book to lean on when times get a little rough.

Click on the link to purchase 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know.

What advice would you give a teenager? 

Friday, February 20, 2015

McFarland, USA Movie Review

#McFarlandUSA posters designed by acclaimed artist Fernando Reza 
Based on the 1987 true story, “McFarland, USA” follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys’ exceptional running ability, things begin to change. Soon something beyond their physical gifts becomes apparent—the power of family relationships, their unwavering commitment to one another and their incredible work ethic. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Along the way, Coach White realizes that his family finally found a place to call home and both he and his team achieve their own kind of American dream.

Watch on YouTube: http://youtu.be/VHDqgSxfTIE

I had the opportunity this week to take my daughter to an early screening of McFarland, USA at the Novi Emagine. Watch for many comedy moments in this dramatic, sports themed movie. My daughter said her favorite character was the chicken, lol. They show some of the important beginning scenes in the trailer, but that only covers the first 45 minutes of this motivational movie. Luckily they save much of the inspirational and emotional scenes for the ending.

I definitely think all my runner friends and family would enjoy this movie. But even if you have never been a runner you will enjoy the family and community aspects. Everyone in the theater started clapping to cheer for Danny Díaz, the slowest runner on the team. I have to say he was my favorite team member.
Go Danny Díaz!
As we were leaving the theater my daughter and I started talking about how we want to go running together when it warms up. Unfortunately, with temperatures staying below zero degrees in Michigan, it might be awhile.
Watch the emotional video clip on YouTube: http://youtu.be/ZFsUdoOaqlw

I think Kevin Costner did an excellent job acting as their coach. My only con about this movie was that the running time is quite long, at 128.5 minutes. Make sure you use the restroom before it starts.

MCFARLAND, USA is rated PG and is in theaters everywhere today, Friday February 20th!

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

G.H Cretors Organic Popcorn Giveaway

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Finding a delicious and healthy snack that is also organic and non-GMO can be tricky sometimes - G.H. Cretors is here to help!  They offer not one, but TWO amazing and delicious organic popcorn options!  Krista over at Savory Savings recently had a chance to try both and LOVED them and thinks that you will, too!
Would you like to win bags of organic popcorn from G.H. Cretors?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a giveaway from G.H. Cretors, from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win.  The giveaway will run from February 19 through March 5, 2015 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents (excluding HI/AK), ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winners will be notified via email (consider adding gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.
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Mako Mermaids Review - Netflix StreamTeam

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#MakoMermaids #Netflix #StreamTeam The Mako Mermaids are Nixie, Lyla, Zac, & Sirena 
Looking for a fishy adventure? Well then Mako Mermaids is for you. Mako Mermaids is a Netflix original series. This TV series is about 3 young mermaids who accidentally let a land boy into the pool and he turns into a merman. I think it's very interesting. Seasons 1 & 2 are now streaming on Netflix.
It all began on Mako island where Zac and his buddy Cam are camping. Cam was going to bed and Zac said he was going for a stroll. It was a full moon that night. Nixie, Lyla, and Sirena were on Moon Pool duty. Little did Zac know that there were mermaids on the island. In a mountain nearby a pathway opens up to a cave. Zac entered. Inside there was a trident shape. Zac touched it and sank in the ground down into the pool. Then the three mermaids are outcast from their pod. Sirena's sister, Aquata, tries to help by giving her a moon ring. But, being outcast is their punishment for letting a land boy in the pool.
The trident cave
The next day Cam finds Zac on the beach. Zac tells Cam that he wants to go back home. So they go back. Then we meet Zac's girlfriend Evie. The mermaids have to find a way to make Zac a land boy again. The bad thing is that Zac tries to show Cam his powers. 

There are a few other locations and characters. At the Ocean Cafe, where Zac and Cam hang out a lot, there's this guy name David, who likes Serena. There is also the school where Zac, Cam, and their friends go. There is Principal Rita, who eventually helps the mermaids. So, if you want to find out what happens next go watch season 1 on Netflix.
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Katelyn with her Beachbox gift from Netflix.
Would I recommend this tv series? I would give this show four out of five stars. The reason it loses 1 star is because some of the characters are mean and sometimes it is predictable. Personally I think Zac and Cam can be jerks to Lyla, Nixie, and Serena. My favorite mermaid is probably Serena because she sings and I like to sing, too. I really do like the theme song.

Guest Review by, Katelyn Hunter
Katelyn is Stephanie's 12 year old daughter. Katelyn is starting her own blog called "Little Blog for Teens".

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

LEGO Justice League Vs Bizarro League Blu-ray Giveaway

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Lego fans wait no more! LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League is here along with an awesome Bizarro name-generator app and exclusive Digital Trading Cards.
Batman has joined the newly formed Justice League in order to keep tabs on Superman, a mistrust that is complicated by Superman’s clumsy – but well-meaning – clone, Bizarro. Bizarro’s creation of the Bizarro League has caused confusion amongst the world’s greatest Super Heroes, but an even greater and mysterious threat may force the Justice League and Bizarro League to band together to defeat evil.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

TOMS Sale at Zulily - Save Up to 40%

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Stock up on shoes for the entire family with the TOMS sale at zulily.com! Starting 2/17, you can get TOMS up to 40% off, including shoes for kids, women and men. Click the shop link below to find the perfect pair (or two or three)!

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Ingredients for Parenting + Giveaway

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Disclosure: I received items from Family Christian to facilitate this giveaway. No other compensation was given. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are 100% my own. Full Policy Here. #FCBLOGGER
Parenting is hard. There are days when I want to lock myself in the bathroom and have a good cry. Those are the days when I find myself turning to God. You see, God made me an imperfect mom. He made you imperfect also. The sooner we learn that, the easier parenting becomes. After reading Mothering from Scratch I came up with some parenting tips. Some of these tips may work for you, some may not. You can take the ingredients you need, discard what you don't, and even add your own.

Investing time with your child is an essential ingredient.  As parents, we get so caught up in our to do list that we forget the little things. When my girls were little I lived by a very simple rule. Whenever they asked me to play, I had to stop what I was doing and play with them. I've let this slide over the last few years. I regret it! I'm not saying to sit there all day. Just take 10 minutes when they ask, to give your child 100% of your attention. I'm going to start making this a habit again in my life.

No is such a wonderful word. We as moms need to know our limits. When we start getting tired emotionally and physically we become grumpy parents. When we become grumpy we become parents that we don't want to be, like a mom that is short tempered and snippy. Say no. Temporary disappointment works better in the long run than behavior that you will regret.

God is essential for mothering. He is our role model. In fact, he entrusted us with this job. He even wants us to lean on him, when we have rough days and in those sweet moments. Making him part of all of our "moments" and teaching our child to do the same gives us a wonderful support system.

Rewarding your child when they do something kind is just as important as disciplining them. When I catch my girls doing something sweet for each other it melts my heart. I make sure that I make a big ordeal, so they want to repeat the kindness.

Evaluate your relationships with your children. Talk to them, find out how they are feeling, and what they need from you. One child may need quite a bit more attention than another. Their needs could be dependent on the season of life they are in. I know that an insecure teenager might demand a lot more attention than your happy go lucky 8 year old.

Develop boundaries in your life. Kids love to push every button they can. Boundaries can be exceeded every single day. I have one child that loves to push my limits. She has impulse disorder and has problems controlling her mouth. Make sure when you give your answer you stick with it. Kids will pounce all over you if they know you will give in.

Indulge in taking care of yourself. Make sure you make time daily for yourself. It could only be a few minutes. I know the 15 or 20 minutes I spend meditating over scripture really helps keep me centered on the important things in life.

Everyone has bad days. Yes, no one has a perfect life. Life is imperfect. The sooner we let go of that notion of perfection the better off we are. If you have had a horrid day parenting look for a silver lining. I bet you will find one for each and every day. God gives us gifts daily.

Nourish your kids lives with positive influences. It could be someone in the family, God, a fellow church member, or even a neighbor. Healthy relationships help a child grow and give them a great example to look up to. 

Teach your child. You are their first teacher. Set positive examples when possible. When you see a great lesson, make a point of it. Much of the time we think our kids aren't paying attention, but you will be surprised that they usually know everything that is going on.

Seek advice from the bible, friends, and family. People love to give advice. Sometimes their wisdom is priceless. It's something God sent!

You can learn many great parenting tips from Mothering From Scratch, written by Melinda Means & Kathy Helgemo. They're two mommy bloggers, just like we are.  Click here to purchase your copy from Family Christian. It's a great gift for all moms.

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Which of these parenting tips do you like best? Any tips to add?

Monday, February 16, 2015

Kids Activities for Winter Break

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Do your kids get a whole week off for winter break? Mine do, so I'm planning to do some fun activities with them. Hopefully they will even learn something. Here is a list of a few places to go, in Metro Detroit, to keep your kids busy this week.

SEA LIFE Aquarium Michigan - Auburn Hills, MI
You can get discount tickets by ordering online or with a $3 off coupon in the Metro Parent magazine.

The Robot Garage - Birmingham & Rochester Hills, MI
$5 drop-in price for holiday break. 
Monday 2/16 through Friday 2/20 at The Village of Rochester Hills or Tuesday through Friday in Birmingham. Come build for up to 2 hours for only $5 per child during the school break. LEGO, LaQ, Plus Plus, and more. Offer ends at 3 PM Friday, February 20th.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water - Theaters Everywhere
Go to a morning or matinee showing to get tickets for only $5 at MJR theaters.

DIA - Detroit, MI
Free admission for local residents. More info. here: http://www.dia.org/mobile/about/admission.aspx

Michigan Science Center - Detroit, MI
$3 Off General Admission through 2/28!
See new exhibits, Eat Well, Play Well and Moneyville. To celebrate, they're offering $3 off general admission when you share your resolutions on social media with the tag, #MiSciResolutions! Just show your post at the Tickets and Information Counter now through Feb. 28.

Painting With A Twist - multiple locations
Kid Friendly painting classes. My girls have been wanting to try one of these classes. smile emoticonFind out more info. here: http://www.paintingwithatwist.com/locations/

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum - Farmington Hills, MI
If you've never been here before it's a must see. This arcade has every type of game you could think of.  
$9 for an arcade outing for 2, $17 for an arcade outing for 4, $27 for an arcade outing for 6.
Get the Groupon deal here: http://www.groupon.com/deals/marvin-s-marvelous-mechanical-museum-1

AirTime Trampoline & Game Park - Westland, MI
Pay $16 for a one-hour trampoline session for two, valid Tuesday-Friday.

Safari Hoopla - Westland, MI
Pay $12.50 for five Groupons, each good for one animal ride.
Get the Groupon deal here: http://www.groupon.com/deals/safari-hoopla

Do you have any other suggestions?

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Movement of Jean Haters

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It began three years ago when my oldest decided she didn't like "the feel of jeans". So, she officially became a pain in the butt in the clothing department. Recently, my 8 year old joined the movement of jean haters. She now only wears pants that feel like yoga pants. Did yoga pants cause this generation to be jean haters? 

I love my yoga pants, don't get me wrong, but I'm not going to go out to dinner wearing them. I put on a pair of jeans. I don't feel appropriately dressed to take on the world in pants that feel like my pajamas. Yoga pants were meant for those days where you just don't feel like getting dressed. So, is this new movement of jean haters going to show up to school wearing their pajamas? Oh yes, once addicted to the feel it only goes down hill. Soon everyone will be wearing pajamas out to dinner. Yes, I understand this already happens, but I'm a firm believer in getting dressed before I leave the house. You will not catch me at school wearing my pajamas at drop off. If you do then ask me what is wrong, because something has gone awry.

Now, I'm thinking about the point in fashion history where women stopped wearing a skirt on a daily basis. I tried to Google it and find out when it happened. I got a general consensus that it was sometime during the '70s. I can't even imagine having to wear a dress every day. Maybe, that's how my kids feel about jeans. I might just not be hip to this new trend.

More and more schools are banning yoga pants. I know my co-blogger's daughter isn't allowed to wear yoga pants to school. I'm hoping the ban in many school districts starts changing things a little bit. I'm tired of seeing kids that look like they just rolled out of bed.

For now, I allow it. It's not worth the screaming and crying in the morning. Getting the kids out the door in the morning is enough stress without having to micromanage what they wear. But I still will be the one demanding them to change out of the slob clothes before we go somewhere nice for dinner.

Does your child love yoga pants? Do you think the era of jeans will end?

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Luck of The Irish St Patrick's Day Giveaway

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3 Foot Airblown St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Inflatable
Back for 2015....St Patrick's Day 3 Foot Leprechaun Inflatable. A great way to decorate for and celebrate this St. Patrick's Day either indoor or outdoors. This little Irish fellow will greet all your passersby and party goers this March with a great big Irish Hello.Standard Concession Supply is your place to find all you party and decorative items, including a huge selection of inflatable decorations.  
      Corinthian Bells 44-Inch Green Windchimes
 The Corinthian Bells® 44" T406 creates musical tones for your outdoor garden or patio. Click here to read my  review. 
Night Stars Landscape Lights are decorative lights that are ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. It projects points of brightly colored lights onto walls, dance floors, landscapes, pools, gazebos, etc. Create an instant atmosphere for parties and entertaining or add a splash of color and interest to your home, yard, or garden. 
Annin Flagmakers  Erin Go Bragh Flag
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