Tuesday, August 25, 2015

5 iPod Deal and Gadgets that you didn't know that you needed

While researching for a portable speaker for my iPod on Groupon, I stumbled across a really good collection of  iPods, accessories, speakers, and chargers. There are a ton of great deals to be found and here are 5 that really jumped out to me as good deals worth buying.

Apple iPod Touch 8GB - 64GB $119.99-$299.99

Check this out - with this deal, you can purchase 3rd -5th generation NEW iPods for significantly less than current retails. Granted, with some hunting, you could also find refurbished models for half the cost ... but twice the risk. 

   

Apple iPod Touch; 8GB–64GB and 2nd–5th Generation Models from $119.99–$299.99


$39.99 for Gator Sound Waterproof Shower Speaker 

The Gator has received 4/5 rating, which is pretty good for this type of product. Users report that it is easy to set up and has great clear sound. 


Gator Sound Waterproof Bluetooth Shower Speaker/Speakerphone

$12.99 for Portable Battery with a Carabiner

Personally I think that these Battery packs are kind of cute. There are several colors that you can select from and it fits on your key chain. 



iHome Power Clip 2,600mAh or 5,200 mAh Portable Battery with Carabiner

$149.99 for iPod/ iPhone Dock with Internet Radio 

You might be wondering why I included the Revo dock in my list since it is a higher price point. Here is why - in addition to playing any downloaded content and your i- whatever, you can stream 11,000+ internet radio stations. Check out the full specs on the link below.  



Revo Internet/FM Radio Player and iPod/iPhone Dock

$6.98 for Cute iPhone Case 















GMYLE 2 in 1 Case - PU Leather Detachable Hard Back & Wallet Case Cover For iPod touch 5th Generation

Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Denver Zoo Welcomes New - LEGO Animals!

The Denver Zoo is about to get some new guests - 

An award winning traveling Lego exhibit that will include 35+ life sized (in some cases, larger than) Lego sculptures, will be visiting the Denver Zoo. “Nature Connects, Art with LEGO® Bricks,” by Sean Kenney will be on display from August 7th to November 1st.

Be prepared to see a 400lb bee and a hummingbird with an 8' wingspan. As this exhibit will overlap Halloween, you can be sure to also see some Lego bats and spiders too.

Also to add more interest the Denver Zoo is also running a contest through August 31st, to see how many Legos were used to make Leo the Lion. Prizes vary depending on whether you are a Zoo Member or not.

Zoo Members can win:
  • Renewal of your Zoo membership for another year, for free OR give it as a gift to someone else
  • Four behind-the-scenes tours of his or her choice.
  • Four Glow Lights packages to this year’s Zoo Lights, Presented by Your Neighborhood Toyota Stores
Non-Zoo Members can win:
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of Benson Predator Ridge
Enter online (http://www.denverzoo.org/events) or at the zoo. 




  • Leo the LEGO® Lion Contest 
  • Guess how many LEGO® bricks were used to make Leo, a lion sculpture at the Zoo! 
  • The person with the closest guess, without going over, wins. To see what the prizes are, 
  • visit Denver Zoo's website: http://denverzoo.org/events/leo-lion-contest. 
  • The contest is running until August 31.




Monday, May 18, 2015

Dear Denver, I love you, but you're bringing me down...

The relationship that I have with my city is as varied as tumultuous thunder, a silent snow, and the warm sun as my toes pull at grass in the park. On any given day, I meet new people and experience growing subcultures in food, art, music, and even sports.

As a person dedicated to experiencing the city and its branches, I have yet to discover or even fully understand the seduction of Denver. Sounds weird to say out loud, but it's important to understand that what our city is right now, it will never be again. There is a constant and rapid evolution that has swarmed the 303. Landmarks are torn down; new structures are built. Original Elitch Gardens is all but gone, while the Cyclone and Chipmunk at Lakeside are held together with paint. Urban legends are created and ghost stories are told in our old houses and diagonal streets.

In the last decade Denver grew by over 100,000 people and now it's estimated that it will grow by another 40k per year. I am native to Colorado and I am happy to share my 300 days of sunshine, mixed with snow. As the city continues to balloon, it daily becomes more expensive to stay. It's somewhat ironic that the artists, musicians, and performers that have made Denver the creative mecca that I know and love, are financially being pushed out of the city that they helped to create. Rent in desirable areas has doubled, painfully so, for most. 

The bright stars in this, though, are the creative entrepreneurs that saw gold and started digging. I don't mean this in the greedy sense, but as one once in a desert and having now discovered a well.

I understand that this kind of change is happening all over the United States. I'm not concerned with the changing tapestry of Denver in that I know new things are being created. I am excited for what is yet to come. I may be temporarily be saddened, but like summer gives way to fall, I know that spring is just around the corner.

In the meantime, Denver is still the place where you can see a good show by a band you have never heard of and have the most amazing night. It's still the place where the DJs will have a conversation with you about landscaping, pizza, and zombies. It's still the place where artists are king for at least one day a month. And it's still a place where you can find great food and green chili and beer are acceptable at almost any meal. 

I still love you Denver.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

R2-D2 in Love and Get You Dr Who Fix

Artoo in Love 

Spring is in the air and with that young love ... or maybe I should say robot love. I came across a super cute video of R2-D2 in love, or so he thinks. Check it out.



Dr Who - ville

The last Dr. Who episode had ended on Netflix ... or Hulu (can't seem to keep straight what I watch on what). Awaiting for new episodes, I have become nostalgic for Whovian items, and Dr Who in general. The BBC site actually has quite a few items that are pretty neat - such as Dalek and Tardis Salt-n-Pepper shakers ... I think I need those in my life ;) 
























Your One-Stop Shop for Doctor Who!


Cool New Furniture Modos with a Kickstarter 

One of my favorite things about the internet, is that information and new ideas can travel fast! The beauty of this is that when someone comes up with a great idea, the word is able to get out there. Modos is one of those products/ companies. Modos is like Legos for adults. It's a tool free system of boards and connectors that you can use to make stools, end tables, shelving, desks - really whatever you want to come up with. Watch the video below for more info. 



Thursday, April 9, 2015

Jumpstreet Trampoline Park 50% off

2 hours of Trampoline Fun 50% off at Jump Street  

I love Jump Street and no, I am not 12. I just happen to enjoy a very large room that is filled with wall-to-wall trampolines; and by wall-to-wall, I mean that they are also go up the walls. The trampolines are all installed next to each other, so that you could jump from one trampoline to another. Personally, I think that it's a blast and a great work-out (you're having so much fun, that you don't even realize how many calories that you are burning).  Today's Groupon is offering passes for 2, or 4 people for half off (more with the 4 person pass).



Jumpstreet Groupon up to 52% OFF

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

5 Mangos for $5 - 3/25/15- 3/31/15

5 Mangos for $5 at Whole Foods 

Mangos are in season right now... which is making me mango mad (in the good way). Whole Foods is offering 5 Ataulfo (champagne) Mangos for $5 this week - March 25-31st. To get your imagination going here are a few links for some yummy mango goodness.

Mango and Green Tea Smoothie
Easy Mango Smoothie with Green Tea! #smoothie #greentea

Mango and Avocado Salad


Mexican Mango Cake





Thursday, March 12, 2015

Internet Grab Bag ... aka, A Few of my Favorite Finds Today - 20% off Puma, QT Diplo, Dinosaurs, and Brass Knuckles

Every now and then I encourage a good distraction. Today I have found a few. Consider this post a somewhat random gift of entertaining links.

Deals

https://soundcloud.com/puddingclub/qt-hey-qt-diplo-remix-rip 




DIY - 

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-make-diy-drawer-pulls-apartment-therapy-tutorials-216669 
 

I'm super inspired by this post from Apartment Therapy, that converts figurines into drawer pulls...How cool is that?! A whole world of new possibilities just opened up..

Just Because 

...who doesn't need brass knuckle coffee mug.

 

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