Amazon Prime — A Review

Do you have Amazon Prime?

At $99. a year, I believe it’s a real bargain for those who order regularly from

There are so many other reasons — if you’re into shopping for bargains — you get an advanced looked to get in on the savings. There’s also movie video streaming and music streaming as well as a library of e-books . . . and there are bargains for purchasing such items. There is a discount for Prime Members . . . and also some items that are exclusive to Prime Members.

Just click the image on the right to learn more.

I believe it pays for itself if you order regularly. You get free shipping on a 2nd day delivery. That is a major savings. It does add up over time. And then, as I mentioned there are the movies and music and e-books and savings on products. I am truly impressed!

I know many people who have casually mentioned Amazon Prime to me in conversation. They have all been complimentary and talk about the savings they’ve made from year to year. It is truly a big deal to get Free 2nd Day Shipping. The shipping costs do add up over time — much more than what you pay for the annual membership. Plus, you receive so very much more:

  • Free Access to The Washington Post
  • Prime Early Access — Shop Deals First
  • Unlimited Streaming of Movies and TV shows — Anywhere, anytime.
  • Explore Prime Music
  • Explore Prime Video
  • Auto-Save Photos — Free with Prime
  • There are also Add-On Subscriptions you can make — yes, they will cost more

Also, in some areas for some items you can get Free Same Day Delivery. Something that may appeal to you.

I usually don’t mind waiting a few days for delivery of my orders . . . but getting free shipping was the no-brainer for me. Some items may take three days for delivery — but it is free. I’m not a real stickler when it comes to the 2nd day delivery. I just know that some items do take a bit longer to be delivered than others. So, if I absolutely need something delivered by a particular date, I give Amazon time to make the delivery. I don’t want to set myself up for disappointment.

Usually Amazon is quite good with their deliveries . . . getting things out as soon as possible. And we have to understand that some vendors do take longer to ship items . . . and then there are weather conditions . . . and other factors that we may not know anything about that may delay an order.

Overall, I’m quite pleased with Amazon and with Amazon Prime. You can get started with a free 30-day trial and check it out for yourself. You can cancel at any time.

I hope this was helpful and you’ll check out Amazon Prime.

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Do You Remember Elvira?

What was she? Elvira, Mistress of the Dark . . .

She would host these movies that were awful . . . but we watched . . . just to get her take on it . . . and to laugh.

It was something for the whole family . . . or for friends . . . ElviraMistressoftheDark

I would think that just about everyone was watching . . .

It was back in the 1980’s, if I recall correctly . . .And she became an almost overnight sensation. It was a local Los Angeles gig for Elvira . . . a.k.a. Cassandra Peterson. She hosted a B-rated horror film show.

She created her look and character with the plunging neck line, vampiress persona and double entendre humor. Her family owned a costume shop . . . and this is where young Cassandra had a ball dawning different costumes for Halloween.

She’s also a saavy businesswoman who has kept her brand going for at least three decades . . . She started this gig when she was 30 and is now in her 60’s . . . looking great as ever . . .

She still makes public appearances around Halloween . . . with fans young and old . . . flocking to see her . . .

It’s truly heartwarming to know of someone who found her niche and ran with it all the way to the bank!

I love success stories!

Who would have thought that hosting dumb horror movies would make someone famous . . . and rich . . . ?

There may have a been a bit of luck initially, but Cassandra Peterson had to give it that entertaining quality that kept us all returning week after week. It wasn’t the movie she hosted . . . it was Elvira . . . what was she going to say?

If you missed out on the real deal back in the 80’s . . . you can get aquainted with the Mistress of the Dark through her DVD’s and books . . .

Just click one of the links above and you’ll find more than you’ve ever known was available about this icon . . . and you can also get an Elvia costume for Halloween . . . or lounging around the house . . .

I do love reaching back into the past . . . and finding treasures . . .

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Time Flies When You’re Busy

It’s so true . . . but no excuses!

All last week I thought about posting here . . . but with the turn in the weather to HOT . . . and playing around with paper strips . . . time just flew by.

It’s fun to learn something new and to be motivated to finish projects I’ve started . . . and never finished.quilledballoons

I’ve been giving my paper crafting a lot of thought and have been doing a lot of research, too. Just when I think I’m getting a handle on the topic . . . something new is added and blows me away. So, I’ve been busy learning . . . getting confused . . . refocusing . . . 

My learning curve is as loopy as the paper strips I’m curing and twirling . . .

And I got thinking that maybe focusing upon a theme would help . . . it has to a degree . . . but it’s much like window shopping. You’re focused until something catches your eye and attention and you’re off chasing butterflies . . .

I’ve enjoyed spring . . . and I’m determined to enjoy summer . . .

Although it officially hasn’t arrived . . . but the weather has given me summer heat . . . that I’m determined to enjoy . . . under the air conditioning.

I do run my errands early in the morning . . . working on that schedule to be home when the heat of the day sets in. I’m basically a fair weather girl. I like to be comfortable . . . and a bit cooler is preferred.

In my research . . . I came across a woman who makes miniature food charms . . . and one of her very popular pieces is s’mores . . . she’s made the graham cracker charms and chocolate charms and marshmallow charms, but the completed s’mores is what sells out . . .

So, this got me thinking . . .

Yes, about s’mores . . .

I’ve posted lots of s’more recipes in the past . . . but what is so great is coming up with your own combinations . . .

I’ve had one where you put the ingredients in a sugar cone/waffle cone wrap it in foil and set it on the grill or in the oven . . .

So, far that one seems to be my favorite because you can make them throughout the year. And they’re not all that messy . . . well . . . yes they can be.

campfire2And, this does get me thinking about the taste of summer . . . and it may very well be the original version of s’more . . . The one we grew up on . . . the one that everyone knows and loves . . . Every well-planned camping trip includes a box of graham crackers, Hershey chocolate bars and a bag of marshmallows.

And while driving to your destination . . . visions of a camp fire come to mind and making s’mores . . . and more importantly visualizing taking that first bite of your gooey s’more . . . being careful not to have the whole thing slide into your lap or down the front of your shirt/blouse.

Yes, indeed this is a common taste of summer that we crave from year to year . . .

There is something positive to be said about the traditional way of making s’mores . . . and creating your own variation on them . . . that brings something special to your camping trip or outdoor cookout . . . and don’t forget the ghost stories and urban legends.

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