Celebrity Encounters: Dean Cain

549529_10152075324140615_855085061_nEncounter: Dragon*Con 2012 & Knoxville Fanboy Expo July 25, 2016

Celebrity: Dean Cain

Known for:  Lois & Clark: The New Adventures and Ripley’s Believe it or Not

First Encounter: Dragon*Con 2012.

Seriously, whoever thought I would be sitting here telling you about how much I adore and admire Dean Cain with all of my heart and soul?  Not me, that’s for sure.  The first time I met Dean was a few year ago at Dragon*Con 2012 and I knew little to nothing about his career.  I had heard his name and always used to watch Ripley’s Believe it or not and recognized his (gorgeous) face, so I thought to myself, why not get a picture with him?

So, I walked up to his table and observed him with his fans.  I often do this before meeting celebrities, as I have had a few bad experiences and am a bit jaded, so to say, when it comes to meeting celebrities.  I can remember all the way back to when I was 12 (yes, 12) and met one of my favorite boybanders and he was not all what I expected him to be, and to this very day, that encounter runs through my mind.

After observing Dean not only standing up out from behind his table, unlike most celebrities who have a table as a barricade between you and them, I also noticed him hugging fans, and him genuinely smiling and interacting with fans.

Dean was charging $40 for a Polaroid picture with him, one with your camera, and an autograph on the Polaroid.  Keep in mind this is very reasonable for a convention like Dragon*Con.  I have paid upwards of just that much for them to fling their arm around me and send me on my way, which I expected fully for this to happen when meeting Dean.  Boy, was I wrong.

I walked up to him, camera in hand, and asked if instead of me getting both pictures, if my boyfriend could get one of the pictures as well.  He smile and said that would not be a problem at all.

As I stood there slightly starstuck (which never happens to me) by how genuinely nice Dean was, I could not stop smiling as I posed with my cheesy grin for our picture.

During the end of the picture, he started squeezing my shoulders tightly.  Me, kinda still in a little bit of a daze, got “roped” into an amazing hug from this amazing guy.  I giggle as I finished the hug, and he yelled, as if proud of what he accomplished, “AND I got a hug out of it!”

As many celebrities as I have met, there have been few that I can actually say have made me blush.  After this, I added Dean to that list.  I took a picture of him with Zach, and as Dean I was signing the picture, I boasted ‘I’ve met I don’t know how many celebrities and you’re one of very few who made me blush!’

No sooner had those words come out of my mouth, he looks over a Zach, and says “Then I don’t know what she’s going to do when I ask her for her phone number!”

Completely grinning ear to ear, we both shook his hand and moved on with our day.

Second Encounter: Knoxville Fanboy Expo, July 25, 2016

Chewy.com June 2016 Review

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About Chewy.com:

We’re dog and cat lovers who want only the best-quality products for our pets. And we’re always on the go. That’s why we created Chewy.com: a specialty pet retailer stocking the very best brands under one roof, with fast delivery right to yours. 

Consider us your neighborhood pet store, but better. We’re knowledgeable and always ready to answer your questions. But you won’t have to lug that fifty-pound bag of dog food to your car because we’ll deliver it right to your door. 

 

We offer over 300 brands of pet food, treats and supplies with fast, free delivery (for orders over $49)

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Mysterious Travels: Las Vegas on the Cheap: Free Things to do at The Luxor Hotel

TheLuxor01So, you want to visit Last Vegas, but you don’t want to spend all of your time gambling, and are on a pretty tight budget.  Oh, and you also want family related attractions you can take your kids to.  Believe it or not, that can be done on the Las Vegas Strip.

There are tons of fun things to do and see on the Las Vegas Strip that are family friendly and won’t cost you a dime.  If you are staying in one of the Las Vegas hotels on the strip and are looking for free things to do, wander around the Strip, and visit the different hotels and free attractions in the major hotels on the strip.  Each hotel not only has a couple of free attractions, they also each have their own shopping malls.

Perhaps one of the most architecturally amazing sights to see on the Vegas strip, The Luxor hotel is hard to miss with the huge Sphinx Replica and Pyramids outside.  When you enter the Luxor and start looking around, the inside décor is just as amazing as the outside.  When you step inside the pyramid, you can look up and see all the different hotel rooms that shape together to make the pyramid that can be seen from the strip.TheLuxor02

*Just an FYI if you have acrophobia or are sensitive to heights, I would not suggest booking a hotel in the pyramid of the Luxor, because when you go up to your room you will notice there is an amazingly scary view if you are in the top rows of the pyramid looking down.*

The Luxor also has a wonderful shopping mall and food court right in the Pyramid and is home to the Bodies exhibit, the Titanic Exhibit, as well as Criss Angel’s Believe Illusion show and The Blue Man Group if you are looking for a great adventure on the Vegas Strip.

Salonpas June 2016 Review

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About Salonpas:

SALONPAS® Pain Relief Patch is the first and only FDA-approved over-the-counter pain relief patch.

SALONPAS® was introduced in 1934 and is now sold in around fifty countries. SALONPAS® has recently released a new patch in the US that is FDA-approved. In fact, this patch is the first and only FDA-approved pain relieving patch.

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Five Tips for Finding Free Stuff

E4dyBIsI have been an avid freebie finder for over 10 years, and even I find it hard to determine what is a real freebie and what is a fake freebie on the Internet.  I have done lots of research, and this is 5 ways that I have found to score real freebies on the Internet with little to no work on your part.

Freebie Sites: There are a lot of different sites out there that are dedicated to finding free stuff, sweepstakes, instant win games and much more. Freebie Shark and Freebie Queen 13 are two of the top sites I have found to find legit freebies on, however there are thousands of other sites out there if you want to wade through a ton of ads and fishing sites.

Write Companies: Whether you are just trying to try new products or just save some money, if you write your favorite company, or even a company you would like to try out for the first time, most of them will send you money saving coupons, some even send samples and free product coupons. It take some time to write in companies with praises, but it is well worth it and the benefits are great on your wallet.

Official Sites: There are some official Store sites that offer samples. Walmart, Target and Sam’s Club are three sites that I like to check daily for new freebies.

Sample Sites: There are several sites out there who offer samples of products, but you can only order from them quarterly or so. They will send you a list of samples to choose from, you add them to your box, and in the next few days, they will show up on your doorstep. P&G and Sample Source are two great examples of these sites.

Leave a Short Review: There are a ton of sites out there who will offer samples in exchange for your honest opinion on those products. Swaggable and PinchMe are two of those sites that I love.

If you have any questions, or ways that you find free stuff, feel free to leave a comment down below.

Owl About Waterfalls by B. Company Review

13282587_10156972840870615_1933837392_oSummertime: backyard grills, fun in the sun, and lots of play in the sand and water.  What better season to be tell you about the Owl About Waterfalls by the B Company, featured in their B. Summery line.

So, what exactly is the Owl About Waterfalls?  Simply put it is a wonderful little toy that you can either put sand, or water, in the top of it, and watch it travel down the shoots down the different mechanisms.13282909_10156972844240615_2095494198_o

With the unpredictability factor that will keep your little, and big, ones amused for hours.  This is great to take to the beach and can be used with sand or water, but don’t mix the two or you are in for a sticky time, and a clogged waterfall.

I love how summery the colors are, and I love the unpredictability of this, as there are several different ways the sand or water could creep its way down the waterfall.  I think my favorite part about the Owl About Waterfalls is the fun owl them to it.

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So whether you plan on playing the sand, or just playing in the pool with the Owl About Waterfalls this summer, you are sure to have a unpredictably good time with this Owl About Waterfalls!

For more information on the Owl About Waterfalls, B. Company or the B. Summery Line by B. Company, please visit the B. Company brand website here.

Mysterious Travels: Las Vegas on the Cheap: Bonnie & Clyde Death Exhibit

13164279_10156920063355615_8368383289363665651_nAbout 45 minutes from Las Vegas, there is a quaint little town called Primm, Nevada.  And in that quaint little town, there is a casino called Whiskey Pete’s that is home to the Bonnie & Clyde Death car.

When you first enter Whiskey Pete’s, it looks like your typical run of the mill casino with slot machines as far as the eyes can see.  However, inside this otherwise forgettable casino is the car from the notorious Bonnie & Clyde police chase where they were mowed down with a shower of gunfire, many of the bullet holes still visible.

As if that wasn’t meat enough, they even have the bullet rattled shirt they found Clyde in when they found him.

There is also another mobster car there as well, formally owned by Dutch Sanchez right next to the Bonnie & Clyde Death Exhibit, so you might as well take a look at it.13164387_10156920064435615_7941043559321757524_n

I would suggest asking for directions to the Bonnie & Clyde Exhibit once in Whiskey Pete’s.  It was super easy to find once we figured out where we were going, it’s not hard to miss.  And, before you even visit, it may be a good idea for you to call ahead and make sure they have the car and shirt in the casino, as the car travels from time to time to other exhibits.