A golden piñata purse and the craziest GoFundMe ever.

It all started when Jill posted a photo of this purse (at the store) on Aleisha’s Facebook page. You see, if you know Aleisha you know that she loves to spread happiness in the form of piñatas, and this purse was of course the PERFECT one for her. Except of course that the purse was $500. Yep. You read that right.

Friends were saying they would pitch in. After all, this was THE purse. I suggested we start a GoFundMe for it. People told me to do it… maybe they didn’t think I would, but why wouldn’t I? I mean, this could be super fun!!

So, in what can only be called the craziest GoFundMe ever, we raised money for the golden piñata purse named Penny. And the money was raised in less than 24 hours. You guys, that is how much people love Aleisha. Penny is now traveling to her porch, and we are all awaiting the reaction from our friend.

It’s like Christmas, when you have the perfect gift for someone, but you have to wait until they get to open it. It feels like it will be forever, and I know that there are so many who can’t wait to see our friend with Penny on her arm.

Oh, and by now I am sure if you don’t know her you might be completely confused about the piñata thing and why so many would want to make sure Aleisha had a $500 piñata purse. Don’t worry, if you read this post about it on her blog it will clear it all up. If you look on Instagram for the #porchpinata tag you will see all the amazing piñatas she has gifted to people.

This has got to be the most fun I have had on social media in years. Watching that total go up, and up, and up, was awesome and so fun. It is a testament to how loved she is, and how a little fun goes a long way too.

And if you happen to want your own piñata purse, that little piñata in the corner will take you to Amazon where you can order your own. I love the little legs.

Solar Powered Outdoor Lights

I have always loved solar lights, especially in the garden. They are easy to install, and add light to areas that would be hard to run electricity. Unfortunately they have always had a dim light, but we just got to try a solar powered outdoor light from Deelat and it is so nice and bright!!

When we were approached to try one of the solar lights from Deelat, it was hard to choose. However, we have a door to our garden that has needed a light, but didn’t have an easy power source. So of course the solar wall light was the perfect choice. That is until it arrived, and I realized that this area actually doesn’t get a lot of sunlight thanks to our tress. Oh no!

So, while we search for the perfect spot, we have been enjoying the solar light in a non-traditional area. It’s getting a lot of sun, so we have been able to see it in action! It’s amazingly bright! I love that it turns on at dark all on it’s own too. Also neat is that it has a motion sensor, and when someone walks past it actually gets brighter. The light charge lasts a long time, and the light turns itself off in the daylight.

This light is very well made too, it’s actually pretty heavy. This isn’t a cheaply made plastic light at all, this is a solid, well made item. Well worth every penny as it is built to last. The light also came with everything needed to mount it to the wall (or other vertical surface).

Since it’s made for outside, it has a nice waterproof rating too. And can we also talk about the style? I love the classic European style of this light.

I hope to find a place to put it permanently soon, but I wanted to share this with you right way since this is the time to be in the garden most, and these lights would be amazing along a fence or in a pergola (wish we had both of those things).

To find out more, see more photos, and order for yourself, check out this page. While you are there be sure to have a look at all the solar powered products the company offers.

R2D2 in the Kitchen

If you didn’t already know this about me, I will confess right now, I am a big geek. And I like to have fun in my home, so of course I wanted to share these adorable R2D2 goodies for the kitchen. Is he your favorite droid too?

First up, have fun measuring while you cook with R2D2!

Exclusive Star Wars R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set by ThinkGeek

And to match, you can time your tasty creations with your favorite droid as well!

Star Wars R2D2 Kitchen TimerStar Wars R2D2 Kitchen Timer

Both of these fun R2D2 items are found at Think Geek (along with tons of other great geeky goodies).

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We love the Ibotta app, and think you will too!

Just a few weeks ago my friend introduced me to the Ibotta app. I started using it and have already earned over $40 in rebates. This app is amazing.


If you want to try it you can sign up with my link and get an extra $10 bonus just for redeeming your first rebate. Using the app couldn’t be easier, just check the store you plan to visit and add any items that you are going to buy. Obviously some items have better rebates than others, but it’s nice to get anything back for something you would be buying anyway.

Once you get home you redeem your rebates by taking a photo of your receipt. Sometimes they will ask you to scan bar-codes for the items as well. It’s a very easy process, and certainly faster and more convenient than cutting coupons.

You can get your rebate money sent to your PayPal account, which is very nice. Also, there are bonuses throughout the month and some of them include “team mates” so be sure to connect your Facebook account and use your referral link to invite friends to join.

What about you? Do you already use and love this app too?