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LEGO KidsFest 2016 Dates Released! #sp #LegoKidsFest

Posted November 13, 2015 By dealinanddishin

As a US Family Guide blogger I got to go and giveaway tickets to LEGO Fest St. Louis last year! It was a great time, and I really want to go again this June to the one in Louisville! Stay tuned…

Heads Up!! These do sell out!

Charlotte, NC: Feb. 19-21 (Charlotte Convention Center)

Harrisburg, PA: April 8-10 (Farm Show Complex & Expo Center)

Kansas City, MO: May 13-15 (Kansas City Convention Center)

Louisville, KY: June 3-5 (Kentucky Exposition Center)

Milwaukee, WI: Oct. 7-9 (Wisconsin Center)

Houston, TX: Oct. 21-23 (NRG Center)

Cleveland, OH: Nov. 4-6 (I-X Center)


 LEGO® KidsFest announces tour stops for 2016 at new and returning markets

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(Hartford, CT) LEGO KidsFest kicks off its eighth year on the road with new tour stops and a return to some popular markets.

New tour stops in 2016 include Charlotte, NC (Feb. 19-21), Harrisburg, PA (April 8-10) and Kansas City, MO (May 13-15).

It’s been three years or more since LEGO KidsFest stopped in Louisville, KY (June 3-5), Milwaukee WI (Oct. 7-9), Houston, TX (Oct. 21-23) and Cleveland, OH (Nov. 4-6).

Covering more than three acres of space, the LEGO KidsFest extravaganza brings all of the hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experience together in an activity-filled event for all ages and builders of all skills.

“Our 2016 LEGO KidsFest tour is going to delight both new and returning audiences,” said Vince Rubino, Events Manager for LEGO Systems, Inc. “We’ve still got some favorites on the show floor, like the Big Brick Pile, Creation Nation and the Race Ramps. There are also many new and unique activities designed for building, learning and fun.”

Five sessions — all identical and 4½ half hours in length — are held at each tour stop. LEGO KidsFest tickets can be purchased at Tickets are $19 for the Friday and Sunday afternoon sessions, and $22 for both sessions on Saturday and the Sunday morning session.

On tour since 2009, previous LEGO KidsFest tour stops have included major cities such as Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, San Jose, Cleveland, Richmond, Phoenix, Portland and more.

Some of the activities at the shows include:


  • LEGO Model Museum: life-sized models made entirely from LEGO bricks
  • LEGO Master Builders: live demonstrations and activities from the crew who get paid to play
  • Race Ramps: build a custom car, then race it down the ramp against friends and family
  • LEGO Star Wars: build and display a Star Wars model
  • LEGO Disney™ Princess: create a princess scene to add to a LEGO story book
  • LEGO Super Heroes: pose with a life-size Spiderman model and more
  • LEGO DUPLO®: younger visitors can explore imagination through building
  • LEGO Retail:purchase LEGO merchandise and official KidsFest tour goods
  • LEGO Friends: build for the five empowered friends from Heartlake City
  • LEGO Ninjago: spin the way to being a Spinjitzu member
  • LEGO Mindstorms: build and program robots and snakes
  • LEGO Technic: get hands-on with the cool, realistic vehicles at the booth
  • Creation Nation: build your own creation to add to a custom map of the U.S.
  • Brick Pile: a gigantic pile full of LEGO bricks for creative play and enjoyment
  • Monochromatic Builds: bricks of a single color foster group creativitylkf1604pinterestancmtgrphx736px


About the LEGO Group

The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials.

Guided by the company spirit: “Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at

For more news from the LEGO Group, information about our financial performance and responsibility engagement, please visit

LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure, DUPLO, LEGENDS OF CHIMA, NINJAGO, BIONICLE, MINDSTORMS and MIXELS are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2015 The LEGO Group.The LEGO KidsFest is produced by BuzzEngine, a marketing and events organization. LEGO KidsFest was awarded Best Proprietary Event by Event Marketer Magazine in 2013.



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We are in our first year of Brownie Girl Scouts, and were working on the Girl Scout Way. This is perfect timing, because Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday is October 31st. I had given hints at the last meeting about what we were going to be celebrating at the next meeting.  The first hint was our sticker for our folders (if you bring your folder you get one), and it was a pumpkin. The second hint was our snack, popcorn. Not just any popcorn, but Boy Scout popcorn.

I found lots of ideas on Pinterest on celebrating Juliette Gordon Low. Feel free to visit my boards. One activity was this Juliette Gordon Low puppet. We also learned a song about Juliette, and did an action story. There is a great Word document on the Arlington Girl Scouts page. It is titled, Juliette Low’s Birthday Ideas. It is 24 pages of song variations, stories, and games!  The snack of course followed the theme. Since it was a birthday we had cupcakes, and going along with when her birthday is had pumpkin ones.

Super simple cupcakes to make. I would suggest adding the stems right before serving. They melted a bit overnight, but were still great! Here is what happens overnight if you do the Tootsie Rolls early..a little more rustic looking.

Make whatever flavor of cupcakes you like according to the package.
When cool ice with orange frosting. I love I can just buy orange instead of messing with a bunch of food coloring.

Then  add your Tootsie Roll stem (perfect if have nut allergies in your troop like we do). Slice the Tootsie Roll in half lengthwise, then roll between fingers to desired size.CupcakeBatch

 I wore food service gloves when doing this part. You can buy them at Sam’s for about $9 for three boxes of 500 each. I like them for handling food at meetings, etc.foodgloves

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First Time Visit to the Ohio Renaissance Festival #review

Posted October 19, 2015 By dealinanddishin

Back in July I had received an offer to receive tickets for my family to go the Ohio Renaissance Festival in exchange for sharing about the event and our experiences for US Family Guide.

The Ohio Renaissance Festival is only open September 5- October 25 on Saturdays and Sundays.

We just got back yesterday from our visit. We started Fall Break Friday so we had a weekend getaway. The Ohio Renaissance Festival is in Waynesville, OH, and is close to halfway between Cincinnati and Columbus. That was great for us, and I will be sharing about our visits there as well in another post.

The Ohio Renaissance Festival was actually much bigger than we expected. It is a large field for parking, and then more field for shows inside and stores and food around the perimeter. This is just the left side of the parking area!

We had a great time! The weather was on the chilly side, but with lots of  sun it was perfect. I’m going to share pics and video clips I took while there and some tips, observations, etc.


1. Bring Cash. I saw some places took cards, but cash seemed to be king here. It is the faster and easiest really with how busy it can get. Plus Parking is $3, and I didn’t see any option other than cash for that.

2. Look At Show Schedule. There are many shows, but they don’t run continuously through the day. Some like the joust have three shows around 12, 3, and 5. Here is this year’s show schedule and descriptions.

3. Sit at Busy Shows Early. The shows fill up, but the Joust by far was the most packed!! There is seating I believe you can pay for as well. The bleachers were filled, and everyone else stood around. This is tough for us shorter people and kids. People were already seated 40 minutes before.

4. Tips. Some shows, food servers, and restaurants accept tips. It was not required of course.

5. Dress Up. I would guess over a third of the people were dressed up: gyspy, medieval, fairy, etc. We weren’t sure how many did. Go ahead!



1. Grown Up Humor and Behavior. If public drinking, smoking, bawdy humor bother you then you will not like it. The humor like the this sign goes right over my kids’ heads but cracks us up. It is the Medeival times here, and it was fun. They don’t say anything R-rated at all. There are some special 21 and over shows later.

2.  Food Portions. They are some items that are huge! This was the Lord Frakenfurter…made me blush. The turkey leg is massive, and the cheeseburger must’ve had 3-4 slices of cheese on it.
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3. Expense Potential. You could spend a ton of money here. That is true with any amusement park. You have rides, games, stores, food, and tips (optional) that could rack up money.

Don’t get overwhelmed that there are more costs inside. You are getting a good value for those tickets. The number of shows you could see in the day is worth the tickets. The joust will be different each show. The Kamikaze Fireflies do a completely different show at the end of the day as well. You can see the artisans who have shops workign their trade: forging, leather stamping, glass blowing, etc.

We would go back for sure! I would plan my day better next time. We got distracted by the shops right away.

I am happy we got to see The Kamikaze Fireflies, a comedy acrobatic duo using you guessed it…Fire! Show was so funny and great!


I have more clips on my YouTube page, here!

We saw the Washing Wenches…lol! They were the first we saw when we came in. They bring up men from the audience and have them prove their “manliness”. It’s all in good fun and the crowd loved it.

We saw the Pirate show. It was a slapstick pirate adventure on a big pirate ship. That was my daughters’ (age 7) favorite.
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We saw the joust as well. That is something you aren’t going to just see anywhere, and is a very interesting experience.
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I would have loved to have seeen more shows.  We didn’t realize how many shows there were (usually 30 minutes long), stores, and space. We spent 4 hours here, and still have a 4 hour drive home. Next time I will get the schedule to plan our day, dress up, and allow more time.

My only real improvement suggestion is the seating at the joust. I would love more bleachers on the end.

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Long Overdue Update

Posted October 12, 2015 By dealinanddishin


This is a very long overdue update. Last I wrote I was in a dark place with my Dad in the hospital, Mom needing a hysterectomy,
and not sure what all was going to happen.

He had Congestive Heart Failure from a lot of water retention (at least 6 lbs. came off during his hospitalization). Then we learned the hard way that sleeping pills and people over 80 don’t mix well AT ALL! We’re talking hallucinations and crazy behavior. That was the scariest would my mom deal with that. Thank God once that got out of his system and he was released he got back to normal.

Then Mom had her much overdo hysterectomy. The surgery went very smooth other than her being so sick to her stomach after the anthesia..that lasted most of the night. She got released the next day, and has had a great recovery. This is good because at the age of 67 it was a bunch of bull shit she had to have this done, but her body was going a little crazy. No cancer, but if left alone the doctor felt it was a matter of time and one of the biopsies would come back bad.

Then had my boy’s 12th birthday! Holy cow..4 years until he drives…6 years until he graduates! This is last year before the “teens” starts. He has started 6th grade and doing so well. Middle School, bus with the high schoolers, hauling a trombone daily had me nervous. Happy to report he has taken it all in stride. It’s looking like an all A grading period, but really his transition going smoothly is more important than A’s or B’s.
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Little girl is in 2nd grade now and a first year Brownie (which I am assistant leader) so she is keeping quite busy.11864934_10205020716460432_7533512504237996452_o

We are no longer in Cub Scouts, so I’m a full time Girl Scout now!

We are also doing karate weekly, bowling league for the kids and one for the hubs and me, and 4H…I think that’s all! Oh and Religion class on Wednesday evenings for Hubs and daughter and Sunday for son.

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Oh and I celebrated 15 years of marriage to this great guy!

It has been nonstop!! We are approaching Fall Break…woohoo!

I got free tickets to the Ohio Renaissance Festival in exchange for an honest review, read more here.tile_ohiorenfest-tile

Since we’re going to have a 4 day weekend we figured let’s make it a mini vacation. I think we can all use the break. Now, a vacation for us is going from morning until bed. We aren’t lounging people :) That comes this Summer, with my plans for our first ever beach visit (my first too!)

The renaissance festival is basically between Cincinnati and Columbus…sweet! I loved the Cincinnati Zoo the first time we went, even with having a car wreck our first day of that vacation. I’m super excited to stop there on our drive out. We will stay in Columbus and go to the Columbus Zoo, check out Sequoia Pro Bowl, and visit the Easton Town Center (it’s got a LEGO store..that’s a must!). Then on the back home go the Renaissance Festival.

I will be updating on everything from the hotel (first stay at a Holiday Inn), festival, zoos, any cool restaurants or attractions we find.

After our vacation this Summer I bought an app called (no affiliate link..just go search them in iTunes). Anyway it has all kinds of weird and random spots in the areas you pay for. I’m hoping to find something interesting.

Be back soon…I promise!!

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Peter Pan Had The Right Idea

Posted July 20, 2015 By dealinanddishin


Being a grown up is hard. Hardest part is when you grow older so does everyone around you. This past year it has really hit home that my parents are getting older, and time is limited. Then this past week I have a Mom, who needs surgery (not life threatening), and now a Dad who’s been in the hospital for the last four days with congestive heart failure, blood pressure all messed up, and various other things happening.

I am not coping well. I am functioning. The house is decent. The kids are oblivious, but I’m bubbling under the surface. Mini breakdowns happen daily, and I have been able to hold off a major one.

Partly I feel like I shouldn’t be so Mom is the one who is dealing with a sick husband and her own stuff. I’m off an hour away with my kids trying to keep our normal routine.

I don’t post on Facebook, because I don’t want to seem attention seeking, and also because I am more private than people realize. It seems to be ironic to have a blog, but if you look through it I don’t get real deep about myself or family. Just like Facebook I keep it all pretty even keel and happy. I just have to release some of this…guilt, worry, sadness, just whatever keeps popping to the surface.

Too much unknown. Anxiety whenever the phone rings. Worries about what happens if he doesn’t come home. Worries about what if he does. Worries about what to tell kids if something does happen.

However, it is too late for me and I have grown up and this is all a part of that…a really shitty part.

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ohiorenfestI was given the opportunity as a US Family Blogger to share about the upcoming Ohio Renaissance Festival  in Waynesville, OH running September 5- October 25 (Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day). I have a coupon code below to use when ordering tickets. I will receive tickets for my family of 4 to attend the festival and review it after.

Our plan is to make it a mini vacation and go during Fall Break in October. Coming from Indiana we will travel through Cincinnati, and  we will stop to visit the zoo. Then we plan to stay a night in Columbus and visit their zoo. Then we will finish up our road trip by going to our first ever Renaissance Festival. I’m very excited! Honestly the prices are very reasonable for the festival even before the coupon if you wait to buy at the gate. Order online and you will save $2-4 per ticket off  the Gate Price. Looks like once you enter the code there is a “Special” ticket you order as the top two listings. So instead of $9.95 and $21.95 you will get them for $7.95 and $17.95!

Since I have never been to anything like this here is some information I was provided about the event:

“Forget your cares and step back in time to this 30-acre re-created 16th Century English village and enjoy over 400 years of fun in a single day! The festival offers something for everyone featuring nearly 100 shows daily on 11 stages, over 135 unique arts and crafts shops, hearty food and drink, games of skill and human-powered rides to amuse all ages.photo_4189

Over 150 costumed characters welcome you to the village! Rub elbows with Royalty as you cheer your favorite knight to victory in the thrilling Full-armored Tournament Joust. Welcoming you to a festive day in the village are dueling swordsmen, rowdy pirates, nobles, peasants, and daring jugglers.photo_4186 The sprawling landscape is dotted with hundreds of unique shops in the Medieval Marketplace featuring many one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted items. See time-honored crafts of glassblowing, stone carving, blacksmithing, leather tooling, boot making, and more demonstrated. The air is filled with the scents and smells of the foods of the Renaissance period. Feast like Royalty on juicy, giant roasted turkey legs, fresh baked bread bowls overflowing with soups and stews, fish ‘n chips, steak-on-a-stake, succulent roasted corn on the cob and a wide variety of the finest ales and wines. There’s something for everyone’s taste buds!

Visitors of all ages will be amused by the games of skill and human-powered rides. Try your hand at archery and see if you’re a modern-day Robin Hood, or climb the castle tower and rescue the lovely damsel in distress.”photo_4187

How fun does that sound?? I know the Hubs is all about a turkey leg to eat. The kids will love to see a jousting and any kind of fighting. Should be a fun day. I will post a review after we go, plus sharing Tweets, Facebook posts, and Instagram pics during the event!

Ohio Renaissance Festival Discounts – Get $4 off Adult (ages 13+) and $2 off Child (ages 5-12) tickets by using promo code “family” when purchasing discount tickets on our secure web site at Tickets good any day of the 2015 season (Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day Sept 5 – Oct 25). Online discount only. Not valid with any other offers.

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Spicy Turkey Wrap Recipe

Posted June 30, 2015 By dealinanddishin

mcdonalds-Premium-McWrap-Chicken-Sweet-Chili-GrilledI had a the McWrap Sweet Chili with Grilled Chicken at McDonald’s, and really enjoyed it. I didn’t enjoy the 400 calories.

I fell in love with the spice of Sweet Chili Sauce and the cooling of Cucumber. I was inspired to make something like this I could have every day for less calories, and less out of my pocket!

If you can find Flat Out Wraps, those are a great option for making wraps at home for around 90 calories each for the Light version. However, they are more expensive, in the $4 a pack range (for six), and not all stores carry them. If you can get them on sale go for it, you can freeze them!

I could not find them, and haven’t seen them on sale for a bit so I went with another option.

Pretty much all stores carry tortillas. I don’t know that I have found one who doesn’ can find them at Aldi, Priceless, Ruler, Target, Schnucks, Walmart, etc. The tortillas will have more calories, but they are less expensive and will save you time hunting down the Flat Out wraps.



1 Whole Wheat Tortilla= 130
Handful Lettuce= 3
1 slice Cheddar Cheese (Thin Sliced)=45
1 Tsp. Light Mayo=12
1 Tsp. Sweet Chili Sauce=15
6 slices Cucumber=4
2 oz. Turkey Deli Meat=60

Spicy Turkey Wrap Total Calories=269

I add a serving of Cheez It Crackers for 150 and 4 ounces of seedless Red Grapes for 78 to bring my lunch calorie grand total to 497 Calories!SpicyTurkeyWrapLunch2

That is less than 100 more than the McDonald’s wrap, and I will feel fuller.

The wrap is easy to make: The mayo and sweet chili sauce go first so you can mix them together, top with cheese,  turkey, cucumber, and lettuce. Then just fold up bottom and roll!SpicyTurkeyWrapCollage

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Adventures in the Kitchen: Dehydrating Canned Pineapple

Posted June 28, 2015 By dealinanddishin

I got my food dehydrator last month and right away tried out some fruits I had read about.

So far I have bought the Nesco Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator FD-75A, an extra set of theClean-A-Screens, and The Beginner’s Guide to Making and Using Dried Foods: Preserve Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs, and Meat with a Dehydrator, a Kitchen Oven, or the Sun.

SlicedPineappleI had bought a scratch and dent canned of sliced pineapple at the grocery store for around 60 cents. I had read you could dry canned pineapple, especially that in it’s own juice. I don’t know why you couldn’t do it with that in syrup, but it is healthier being in the juice.

Simply put the Screens on each tray, lay slices of pineapple down (without overlap), and turn on the machine to the fruit setting. This is going to take awhile, overnight, for sure.

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Feel free to check on it. Times are going to vary depending on the fruit, outside temperature, humidity, how often you open the machine up, etc. Back to drying our pineapple. I dried mine along with strawberries (ran out of room) and bananas…might as well try everything at once!

The only thing I did special with multiple fruits was to put the pineapple at the bottom, because it is so moist it may drip. It wouldn’t hurt the strawberries to have some pineapple juice dripped on them, but it could make drying longer. I know you are wondering, No there wasn’t any cross over flavor from them all in there together.
Once done they are stuck to the screens pretty good. Luckily with the Clean-A-Screen you peel it off like a sticker.  I think they would be a complete pain to remove in one piece from the trays as is.
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Mine were good and chewy with a nice pineapple flavor. It was not overpowering like you might think at all. They have a little tackiness to them, and perhaps could be dried even longer, but I have a patience problem. I will do them again longer next time, but this was a small test batch.ThinPineapples

The more moisture you get out the longer it will keep. It is the moisture that inhibits bacteria from growing. It can still happen, but at a much slower rate. That’s why you also need a good air tight container for storing your dehydrated goodies!

(post contains affiliate links, but my own opinions and experiences)

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Dollar Tree Minecraft Art

Posted June 25, 2015 By dealinanddishin

DollarTreeMinecraftArtThis was our third and final Minecraft craft for our first Minecraft weekend. (We also made Light Up Minecraft Torches and Wacky Waving Endermen) Painting is always a favorite thing for kids to do, and I have seen so many people find things at Dollar Tree to repaint and use like frames I had hoped I could find something as well.

Well, I lucked out big time. I found this pressed wood squares for $1 each at our local Dollar Tree. I figured I could remove the wire hanger (super easy..just use some needle nose pliers), rough up the surface with some sand paper, and then spray paint white to get a base ready for painting.
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I did all of that the day before the kids painted so there would be no rushing or possibly dealing with rain and drying issues.

Next, I looked forPerler Beads or Melty bead patterns. I had hoped my square would be even so I could make a grid for painting. Well, it was not truly square, but a little adjusting of the ruler and it was fine.  I found this great site that had some HAMA bead patterns. I assume these are like the Perler or Melty ones. It didn’t matter to me. I just liked the character faces in simple grid form. They were 8 blocks across and down so very close to what I had!

I printed the page so the kids could pick what they wanted to do. The girl wanted to make an Enderman and the boy decided on a Skeleton. We kept the colors simple: Black, purple, and light purple for the Enderman, and black, gray, and dark gray for the Skeleton. No reason to buy extra colors. Use a dark purple for the eye centers, then add some white and now you have a lighter shade for the other part. Same goes for the gray for the Skeleton. Just use a light gray all over, and then for the small bit add some black to your gray.EndermanGrid SkeleltonGrid

I squared up the parts as best I could and drew one inch squares for the eyes and nose of the characters. I used colored pencils in similar paint colors so they could be easily covered later. The rest of the grid didn’t matter since it was one color. Then it was time to paint, dry, and paint again.  PaintingTime

A couple coats was perfect other than some touch ups by Mom around the eyes and nose.TouchUp

Then just reattach the wires, and they are ready to hang. These will be a great addition to the playroom décor!

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The Slice Digital Die Cutting Machine

Posted June 22, 2015 By dealinanddishin

(post contains affiliate links but my own opinions as always)

If you have a Tuesday Morning store around you go check it out. It is like a Big Lots, but with new items that may be “last season”. They have lots of home décor, dinnerware, toys, bedding, etc.

I found this Slice Digital Die Cutting Machine there for $29.99 (compare to Amazon for $51.99 as I write this Slice Digital Die Cutting Machine)

The Slice is a rechargeable portable cutter. It can cut fabric, paper, or vinyl. It will take about two hours to charge the unit. The unit is very simple to use, which is good because the instructions were very limited.  You get the Slice cutter, charger, one disk of images, a 6″ square glass mat, glue for the mat, etc. in the box.

You need to apply the adhesive thinly to the glass so paper or whatever material you use does not move. You put the card in the slot in the back, turn it on, and select images. Images can go as big as 4 inches and some as small as 1 inch. Put your paper on the mat, the Slice on top, hold it in place and press the button on the right to cut. You have to hold it. If not as you will see in the video it will move…a lot! I think it is on the noisier side, but I don’t have any experience with other cutters like Cricut or Silhouette .

Here are some samples of what is on the disk that comes with it.

Other items that I bought I think will be useful:

The Hands Free Kit, so I can easily use 12″ scrapbook paper, and not have to hold the unit in place. This cost $14.99 at Tuesday Morning, and is $34.42 at Amazon Slice Hands Free Designer Kit, 12 by 12-InchHandsFreeKit
The spray adhesive that was $3.99 at Tuesday Morning. I hope this helps me not have too sticky of a surface next time. This is on Amazon for $19.99 Making Memories Slice Repositionable Spray AdhesiveAdhesiveSpray

I went back to Tuesday Morning and got more Slice Designs cards for $9.99 each. I found them all on Amazon for $19-26 each. I also got the case to store the cards and their design books. It was $4.99 at Tuesday Morning, and I found one on Amazon for that same price DESIGN CARD STORAGE Case Slice Elite Making Memories.


Bottom Line

For me I think this is a great starter, and I will get a lot of use out of it. There are always crafts to make for Girl Scouts, the Kaper Chart, home crafts, scrapbooking, plus sewing I like to do.

My total investment= $93.92 before tax. This is still well below the $200+ Silhoutte and Cricut cost.

Check out my walk through. I know it isn’t the greatest being one handed, but the kids were at Day Camp so I had a quiet house today!

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