Monday, April 8, 2013

Acts That Make You Smile :D

My hubby and I decided this Easter to make a donation to a local women's transitional house-women looking to get back on their feet.  I combined my couponing goodies and handmade jewelery in dozens of plastic eggs.  It felt good to clear some space on the shelves and to do some good!

Another act that made me smile is one that someone else did for me today.  We were shopping at Walgreens and my favorite cashier called out my name and ran up to me and gave me a coupon I had accidentally left at her register a week ago.  How random and sweet is that?  It was only $1, but every penny helps, and thought was worth much more than that :)  

Here's the haul we got at Walgreens.  With points, coupons, and codes for a movie voucher, 8 boxes of cereal and 4 boxes of pizzas cost about $9 :)  


Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Have you heard of it?

I came across a few months ago and love the concept of it.  It's a website that makes dreams possible.  Basically, someone has a project or creative idea they want to accomplish but need some funding.  People are starting their own crafting businesses, publishing books, etc You can find different projects that you share a vision for and can pledge money.  An awesome bonus is that you can see how many other people are also backing the project, what the goal is and keep track to how the project is coming along.  Not to mention that Kickstarters offer additional bonuses for higher donations (i.e. a thank you card for $5, a sample of their product for $20)

My husband and I are known amongst our friends and family for our game collection and game nights so I absolutely love the idea of THIS PROJECT called "Pirate Attack"


Pirate Attack is an action packed card game. There are 6 expansion packs available which adds a new level of play to the game. 
In the Main Game "Pirate Attack- The Beginning", players play ships, fight battles and steal gold.  Players use cards to improve their ships and harm other players ships.  Players can buy Witch Doctor cards to place on other players to hurt them and Fortune Teller cards to help themselves.

The plan is to print out at least 5,000 copies of the game. Each copy will include a total of 730 cards 350 in the main game and 380 in the 6 expansion packs).  The main game can be played as a stand alone and expansion packs can be added to give the players more things to do during the game.  Best when played with 3 to 8 players.  Ages 8 and up.

This is a high quality game.  The game comes in a nice sturdy 9" x 12" x 3" game box with inserts to hold all the cards from the main game and each expansion pack, so all the cards are together.  No cheap folding game tuck box.
The game has great replay ability. 

The money from Kickstarter will go directly towards finishing the artwork and printing/manufacturing the game.

If this sounds like fun to you, think about a donation (Click Here) to keep the fund growing strong!  It can be as little as $1 and pledges of as little as $5 get you a signed card of your choice by the artist!

So what about you, have you heard of Kickstarter before?  Do you have a project currently needing funding on Kickstarter?  Share in the comments so we can all take a look at it!  I bet you some day that I will have a project or 2 up there myself :)