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Serving San Tan Valley, AZ

Cindy Sersig

San Tan Valley, AZ
Mom of 5, 3 of which are grown and out on their own. 2 littles at home who keep me busy with homeschooling, scouts and baseball. I enjoy cooking, sewing and embroidery, reading and hiking.
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12"X15" Heat Press 360 Degree Swivel Heat Press Machine 5 in 1
Heat Press
I upgraded my heat press because this one has so many more options. It has a larger work area to heat press larger graphics. I can change out the base to do hats and mugs. It's very easy to change out the plates for your projects.
2in1 Citrus Press
Juicer
This handheld juicer is ideal when you only need juice from a lemon or lime when cooking or baking. Squeezes the juice while straining the pulp and seeds.
4ever® Extend2fit® 4-In-1 Car Seat
Car Seat
Love this carseat. Using it as the highback booster seat now. Very comfy!
Aerogarden
Gardening Accessories
I bought the Aerogarden after seeing the recommendations here on Fresh Chalk. I planted lettuce, tomato, basil and mint. The basil and lettuce are growing so fast! the tomato and mint are coming along just fine. I love that the sensor tells me when to add plant food and water. I love that it has a self watering system that filters through the pods. My kids love to come downstairs each morning to see how much everything has grown.
Air Hawk Motorcycle Pillow
Motorcycle Accessories
Rode on the back of my husband's motorcycle for a 3 hour trip and this air pillow cushion made such comfort difference!
All Better
Book
A cute book with removable bandaids for the animals booboos.
Amy Knapp Very Busy Planner
Planners
I like to have all my appointments/events laid out in front of me in a monthly view. This planner has inspirational quotes, color coding, goal setting for growth and self care. I love how it encourages self-exploration and mindfulness.
Aquaphor
Moisturizer
As the days are heating up here and becoming more drier, I thought I would share how much I love Aquaphor. We use it every night and more times than not, if I have some chapped lips going on, it is 99% better by morning.
Asics Duomax
Shoes
I love these athletic shoes. I love the looks of them and they are very comfortable and supportive for my high arch.
Babyganics
Sunscreen
I’ve used babyganics. It’s thick but rubs in easily, though it leaves a white residue, but for my little ginger son, it’s hard to find a sunscreen that works for him and this definitely works.
Babylock Ellure Plus
Sewing Machines
This is an embroidery and sewing machine. I had heard Babylock was a great brand for embroidery machines. I bought mine used and it works great. Like all machines, if you keep it tuned up, it will last for years. It’s definitely a workhorse. It has many preprogrammed sewing stitches and embroidery designs in it.
Bath & Body Works Foaming Hand Soaps
Hand Soap
I love the foaming soaps from Bath and Body Works. I feel the soap rinses off so much easier than a gel soap. I love the scents I can choose from, it's like aromatherapy!
Beachbody on Demand
App
I subscribe to Beachbody. Their Beachbody On Demand App works on my Apple products and Amazon Kindles. There are so many different workouts to choose from and the trainers are so good at explaining modifications if needed.
Bentgo Meal Prep Containers
Lunch Box
Bentgo Prep 1-Compartment Meal-Prep Containers with Custom-Fit Lids - Microwaveable, Durable, Reusable, BPA-Free, Freezer and Dishwasher Safe Food Storage Containers - 10 Trays & 10 Lids (Mint). For those who like to meal prep to save time throughout the week, these containers are great! You can use to store in the refrigerator or freezer, you can heat your food up in the microwave, and they are dishwasher safe! I love having all the same size as they store stacked and saves room.
Binding Machine, TIANSE 21-Holes
Book Binding
Made by Tianse. I have a 21 hole comb binding machine. It came with 100 3/8" comb binding spines. I am a homeschooling mom and when the curriculum books come, they have a hard spine and it's hard for my kids to write in them and the books don't stay flat. I pull the pages out of the hard spine and use this comb binding machine to make my own spiral books. Create the ease of turning the page, pages lay flat, and write freely in your books.
Bio True
Contact Solution
My contacts were always drying out after about a week even though they were monthly wear. I figured my eyes were super dry. I had a bottle of this given by an optometrist once. I ran out of my usual stuff so I used this and my contacts are lasting so much longer!
Bioré Original Deep Cleansing Pore Strips
Skin Care
I have good luck with the Biore Orginal Deep Cleansing Pore Strips. About once a month I use one. It's amazing what it can pull out.
Bite Relief Soothing Balm by Murphy's Naturals
First Aid
I saw a post on FB about this product being great for bug bites. My 10 year old must smell very sweet to the bugs because he is a magnet for them. He gets relief from this balm but I had no idea how great it was until I had a large bite on my leg the other day after working in the garden. I rubbed this balm on it once and didn't need it again! It immediately gave me relief.
Boogie Board
Tablet
I try to be as economical and environmentally conscious as possible. A lot of paper can be wasted through homeschooling so when it comes to needing scratch paper for math problems, we use the Boogie Board eWriter. It's a great way to work those math problems, take notes, and doodle. The writing will stay on the tablet until you press the erase button. This tablet does not need to be charged and the contrast writing surface helps with writing legibility. It's very thin, it can fit nicely in a book bag. Additionally, you can buy a case to help keep it protected.
Bostitch Self Adhesive Laminating Pouches
Organization
I would love to have a thermal laminating machine, but until I am able to purchase one, I use self adhesive laminating pouches. These are very easy to line up your paper and create a nice professional looking and sturdy cover for my books. I also use these pouches to laminate worksheets that my boys can reuse over and over with dry erase markers. Additionally, they are safe tested and approved for photos.
Bower 12" Led Selfie Ring Studio Light
Ring Light
I often go live on Facebook to do demonstrations. The lighting in my house is not that great, so I purchased this Ring Light. It has three light settings with 10 levels of brightness. Comes with a remote control that syncs with bluetooth on your smart phone. The stand also adjusts up to 5 feet. It's great for hands free videos, live chats, and photos.
Breadman Bread Maker
Bread Maker
I found an older model of the Breadman, brand new, at a thrift store. I've used it a couple times now and love the ease of having fresh homemade bread. It came with a manual with recipes, you can use ready made bread mixes and just bake, you can make pasta dough and you can even make jams. I cannot wait to make some jam! My house is smelling so good and now I need to up my workouts because I love bread!
Breville Juicer
Juicer
Fresh juice at home is the best, especially when you can add the fruits and veggies of your choice and any supplemental additions that you enjoy for a nice refreshing healthy drink. This juicer is great and not too hard to clean. I also learned a tip to put a bag in to catch the pulp and then there's less to clean.
Brother Scan N Cut Cm350e
Electric Cutting Machine
I've had this cutting machine for a couple of years now. I use it to cut vinyl, material, and paper projects. The software program is fairly easy to learn, but I highly recommend watching YouTube videos for extra help (I also found this very helpful when using the software for Cricut as well). It comes with a separate scanning mat so you can scan pictures that you want to cut. I absolutely love my scan n cut!
Calphalon Simply Pots and Pans Set
Pots & Pans
My husband bought me a Calphalon set about 10 years ago. They've lasted this long but now the wear and tear is starting to annoy me, not as nonstick anymore, so I'm going to replacing my cookware soon too. I will be staying with the Calphalon brand.
CHI Ceramic Flat Iron
Hair Straightener
I've tried a couple of different hair flat iron's and I always go back to Chi. It stays hot enough to straighten my long hair and just gives a nice shiny smooth look for my hair.
Cloud Paper 100% Bamboo Toilet Paper
Toilet Paper
I was gifted a case of this toilet paper and I thought, what could be so special about this toilet paper? Well, I love that it's made from bamboo which saves on our forests. Each roll is individually wrapped in compostable paper and soy ink. The toilet paper itself doesn't tear and the roll lasts a LONG time! I'm very impressed with this product and the company for its sustainability.
COOLA Mineral Tinted Sunscreen
Sunscreen
I like Coola Mineral Face Sunscreen. It has a nice matte finish, it's not greasy, it absorbs quickly. It's vegan, antioxidant enriched and cruelty free.
Coredy Robot Vacuum Cleaner 1700pa
Vacuum Cleaner
Dog Hair! Need I say more! Especially this time of year, I could be cleaning the floors 3 times a day and still have dog hair every where. I usually vacuum with my Kirby and then run this guy a couple times throughout the day. You can program it to be on a timer to begin and when the battery is low, it will find its way back to the docking station. It had great reviews on Amazon, the price was much lower than the name brand robot cleaners and I've very happy with the job it does.
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Fitness Videos
Yoga and intentional mindfulness is a great way to keep your kids moving and to learn how to breathe and manage their feelings when those feelings get too big for them to understand. Cosmic Kids uses themes and interactive adventures that kids can relate to, such as dinosaurs, underwater fun, holidays, seasons, even Frozen and Pokemon and much more!
Cuisinart Stand Mixer
Mixer
I've had this for years and it still works like it's brand new. From mixing batter to whipped cream to beating eggs for minutes at a time for a meringue, this helps make baking much easier and for saving time.
Dan and Darci Light Up Terrarium
Terrarium
This Dan and Darci terrarium is a great way to get your kids started on learning how to care for plants. This terrarium came with chia and grass seed. Step by step directions were easy to follow to layer the soil, sand, and rocks. Came with cute little figures to place inside and stickers to decorate the outside. The plants began to grow within a couple of days. The kids were fascinated with it!
Destination Summer Reusable Ice Cubes
Ice Cube Trays
I bought Destination Summer Reusable Ice Cubes from Bed Bath and Beyond and love them. I can chill my wine without watering it down! They are also great for ice packs.
Digz Women's Nitrile Gardening Gloves
Garden Gloves
I bought a pack of Digz Women's Nitrile Gloves at Home Depot. They have the nitrile coating which helps with getting a good grasp on your garden tools and wearing these help prevent blisters.
Doublex Cat Wand With Mouse Toy and Feather
Cat Toy
This is a fun cat toy to dangle around and watch your cat jump in the air and bat at the toy, or drag it around and chase it.
Ecolution Original Microwave Micro-Pop Popcorn Popper
Popcorn Maker
I received the Ecolution Original Microwave Micro-Pop Popcorn Popper, Borosilicate Glass, 3-in-1 Silicone Lid, Dishwasher Safe, BPA Free, 1.5 Quart - Snack Size, for a Christmas gift. It's easy to use, easy to clean, and my boys can pop popcorn whenever they want! I love that you can put a slab of butter on the vented lid and it melts onto the butter as it pops.
Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat
Thermostat
We switched out our old manual thermostats with this energy star certified thermostat. It's programmable which helps with saving on the electric bill. It has its own app so you can control when out and about and it says it works with Alexa but I haven't tried that yet.
Energizer Clip on Book Light
Lamp
This is what I ordered for my boys at Christmas time. These clip on to the book and provide a lot of light.
Epicure Multipurpose Steamer
Food Steamers
This steamer is microwave, oven and dishwasher safe. I use it to steam vegetables, proteins, make rice, bacon, and desserts. I can make one pot meals in it usually less than 10 minutes in the microwave (fajitas, lasagna, enchiladas, etc). I can steam/roast a chicken in the microwave in 20 minutes. It is my #1 go to kitchen cookware.
Epson Ecotank 3760 - Wireless
Printer
If you print a lot like I do, this is the printer for you! I am printing curriculums and worksheets out all of the time. My books have a lot of beautiful colored pages. I bought this printer 1 year ago and have only gone through half the ink. It's wireless, so I can print from my phone. It has it's own email address, so if I'm not on my home network, I can just email it to the printer and the prints are waiting for me when I get home. it's amazing!
Everyone Soap
Hand Soap
I bought this for my boys. My husband began using it snd likes it too. We love the coconut lemon scent.
Fitbit Versa
Smart Watch
I've had my Fitbit Versa for a couple of years now and I love it. I get my text and phone call notifications on my watch. It seems to be pretty accurate with my step count and heart rate. It has many features that I use on a daily basis. I know there are new Versa's out now. When I'm ready to upgrade, I will definitely be sticking with the Versa.
Foot Spa/Bath
Foot Spa
Foot Spa/Bath Massager with Heat, bubbles, red light by Jowu is a great way to have a relaxing time for your tired feet. There is a basket to place your favorite scented foot salts. An adjustable heater (it gets hot!). the rollers to rub your feet on feels wonderful. Even my boys love to soak their feet.
Grab Green Garbage Disposal Freshener
Garbage Disposal Cleaner
I ordered this from Grove. It's very easy to use. Drop the pod in the garbage disposal and run the warm water for a few seconds, then run the garbage disposal. Instantly, you smell the fresh smell of lemongrass and tangerine. Get rid of those awful smells immediately!
Grove Peach Conditioner Bar
Hair Conditioner
I’m always looking for products with little to no chemicals and ways to avoid extra plastics. I ordered the Peach Conditioner Bar from Grove. It’s for fine and flat hair. It smells delicious, easy to use and my hair feels much fuller!
Hamilton Beach Flexbrew
Coffee Maker
I love this coffeemaker because I can make a full pot for the mornings and if I just need a quick pick me up in the afternoon, I can make a single cup.
I Survived Book Series
Book
I love reading these books with my boys. They are a historical fiction, meaning they take place in a time in history, but the characters and storyline around that historical time is fiction. For instance, we just read I Survived the California Fires of 2018. The fires actually occurred, but the characters and storyline are fictional. It teaches a lot of good information while at the same time entertaining the reader(s).
Insect Lore
Toy
We ordered a cup of butterflies, along with a butterfly habitat kit from Insect Lore. The caterpillars arrived on Wednesday. By Monday they all were formed into their own chrysalis. We are so excited to watch them transform into butterflies. I don't know who's more excited, my boys or me!
Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer
Self Tanning
I really like the Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer. You put it on when your skin is still wet after your shower and I feel like I get a more even application this way
Kids Contigo Water Bottle
Water Bottle
I bought my son a tall Contigo insulated water bottle a couple of years ago and its still great at keeping his water cold.
Kindle Fire 10
Streaming Media Player
My boys would love to have an iPad, but hey, a Kindle Fire is just as good and I actually prefer it. We just upgraded the boys to the Kindle Fire 10. It has a large screen, Alexa is included, and so many apps and books they can download. It's great for long car rides, sitting in dr offices, and just when mom needs quiet time.
Kiwi Crate
Subscription
We use a couple different open and go curriculums for science and art, but sometimes the kids need a hands project to break the monotony of the books. I recently began using KiwiCo. With this company, you order a specialty kit for your child's age group. Science and tinkering, art and design, and geography and culture. My 6 year old has built a crane and learned about the pulley system. My 10 year old built an arcade catapult using rubber bands and taught him about potential and kinetic energy. Each kit comes with a Tinker Zine book with additional ideas to make using these newly learned lessons.
Mary Kay Undereye Corrector
Concealer
Many days, this concealer is the only makeup I wear. It quickly brightens up the eye area and doesn't get built up in the creases.
Masterbooks
Kids Education
This is another open and go curriculum. No pre-planning required. We use this curriculum for math, science, history and social studies. It’s a slower pace, shorter lessons, but detailed with activities to keep the kids engaged. We enjoy this curriculum with its non-denominational Christian faith values and Charlotte Mason style of education.
Method Squirt and Mop
Mopping
I love this floor cleaner for my wood floor. It leaves my floor nice and shiny and the scent makes me happy. It's a light almond smell and leaves my whole house smelling so good. Just squirt and mop. No rinsing necessary.
Mobihome Hiking Backpack
Hiking Backpacks
Went hiking his weekend and used my sons hiking backpack. It holds a 2 liter water pack and plenty of room for snacks and scout hiking essentials. It was very comfortable on my shoulders and buckles in the front.
Moodstruck Epic 4D Fiber Mascara by Younique
Mascara
My favorite mascara right now is Moodstruck Epic 4D fiber mascara by Younique. It dramatically changes my eyes with fuller longer lashes.
Mungyo Chalk Pastels
Chalk Pastels
Our ELA curriculum for my 10 year old has us doing a lot of chalk pastel art work. This is a great starter set of 48 colors. Easy to use for the different techniques required for our art assignment.
National Geographic Break Open 10 Geodes
Toy
We used these geodes for our geology lesson. Some were easy to open, some were a bit more difficult, but the kids had a blast hammering away to open these. What was most exciting was to see what your inside would look like because of the variety included.
National Geographic Rock Tumbler
Rock Tumbler
My boys love rocks! We got the hobby sized rock tumbler which comes with 4 polishing grits to polish up your rocks. We are studying geology right now and went rock hunting today. I had to order more grit to polish our new rocks. It does take a few weeks to complete the four stages of the polishing process and it is a bit loud. We will be putting it in the garage this time around. Aside from the noise, it's a great tumbler for polishing your rocks.
Native Plastic-Free Deodorant
Deodorant
I wear Native deodorant. I've tried other brands but Native is the only one that doesn't leave an oily residue on my shirts. It doesn't prevent me from sweating which is negative for living in Arizona, but it's the only deodorant that I get continuous coverage for the body odor. I love all the different scents to choose from especially their most recent choices and it's always free shipping from their website. Last year I ordered from them in the summer and it melted (Arizona heat). They replaced it with no problems. Great customer service.
NeilMed NasaFlo Unbreakable Neti Pot
Decongestant
I recommend a NetiPot with distilled water. It will rinse the nasal passages and ease the swelling. I use this along with Zyrtec at night and Flonase in the morning for allergies.
Neutrogena Face and Body Stick Sunscreen
Sunscreen
This sunscreen stick is always in my purse to apply on our faces whenever we go outside.
NordicTrack T6.5
Treadmill
We have a NordicTrack T6.5s. If you’re looking for a a space saver one, this is not it. It’s big but has a lot of features that we haven’t taken advantage of yet. We’ve had it for quite a while now and it still works great with speed up to 10mph and an incline of 10.
Norwex Dusting Mitt
Cleaning Supplies
I use the Norwex dusting mitt. For the high out of reach places and for the blinds I use the Dusting Envirowand. I love how these grab the dust and holds on to it.
Ohh Rechargeable Massage Gun
Massage Tools
I ordered this for my husband for Christmas. We all use it regularly. It is great for deep tissue and working out the tightened muscles. It comes with 4 changeable heads and has 3 speed levels. It charges with the USB cord and holds a charge for several days.
Olive Oil Sprayer
Oil Sprayer
I bought this spritzer years ago and I have not had any issues with clogs. It's great!
Petstages Dogwood Wood
Dog Toy
My dogs love sticks so I began buying these "wood" chews and they go crazy for them. Apparently they taste like real wood. They are hard and last forever. Great for dogs that love to gnaw on things.
Play Day 10 Foot Family Pool
Inflatable Pool
For those warm summer days, this 10 foot blowup pool is perfect for the kids to splash around in and mom or dad lounging around as well!
Pogo Pass
Activity Pass
Many cities offer a Pogo Pass for a low membership fee that provides access to many entertainment venues. Use this to get your kids out there for physical activity such as roller skating, ice skating, trampolining and more. The Pogo Pass in Phoenix also provides access to museums, Golf N Stuff, sports events, and the zoo. It’s a great economical way to get out and have fun.
Portfolio 2x Brighter Black Solar Integrated LED Light
Outdoor Light
We just picked up a bunch of these solar lights from Lowes. I love the pattern it gives off all around them.
Pretty Litter
Cat Litter
I've tried several kitty litters over the years. Many claim to cover the smell, but they don't. I like the idea of the clumping litter, but recently read that it's actually not good for your kitty. I've seen so many advertisements about Pretty Litter so I decided to give it a try. It's a bit pricey, but does include free shipping. It also has a color changing system to alert you of possible medical conditions found in their urine. We've just finished our first month using it. The bag actually lasted and held back all odors all month! The only time we held our breath was while waiting to see what color the litter changes, hoping it's in the normal range. For the most part, ours was normal (showed a very pale greenish color indicating possible bladder infection, but only for a very short time and she's fine).
Pure and Gentle
Hand Soap
We received these products when we had our water softener system installed. These products are all natural, clean and green. I have used their shampoo, soaps, laundry soap so far. We've been using these products for about 4 months now and I love them. Because I have so many allergies to products, I have confidence in using these and that they won't cause any reactions for me. You can choose your scent for most products and they all smell so refreshing, not overpowering in any way. I have cleaners I've yet to use because I'm using up what I already have in my cabinets, but I'm excited to try them. Looking at their website, they have pet and baby products as well and tips for being more eco-friendly.
Razer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset
Headphones
Gifted this headset to one of my boys. When my oldest came over, he said he got the same headset and that it's a great product! I don't know much about gaming, but apparently I did good with these! They talk to each other when gaming and everything comes through clear.
Relax Melodies
App
I use Relax Melodies. You can mix your favorite sounds (free version available). You don't have to leave your phone open for it to play and it doesn't drain your battery.
Ring Doorbell
Home Security
Love the Ring Doorbell, especially for the two way microphone system. We were gone from the house when a neighbor rang the doorbell. Our dog had gotten out and she showed us she had him, but wasn't 100% sure it was ours. We were able to tell her we'd be on our way to get him back in the house. Saved our furbaby from getting lost that day!
Rose Gold Panasonic 360 Freestyle Cordless Iron
Iron
My husband bought me this iron last Christmas. I needed an iron that wasn't being used other than for my sewing needs. The base plugs in, but the iron itself is cordless. I love that it keeps the temperature hot, doesn't lose the temperature quickly. I can iron complete hems or mask folds, for example, with enough heat and just put on the base as I need to remeasure or refold. And the rose gold color, oh my, it's so pretty!
Seal-a-Meal Manual Vacuum Sealer System
Vacuum Sealer
I have an original SealaMeal vacuum food saver and I love it. I buy meat when it's on sale, so I need it to hold up in the freezer for a long time. It does the job. I notice when using freezer bags, frost can still build up. Not the case with the vacuum sealed bags. Plus, the vacuum bags can double as a steamer bag in the microwave!
Sensodyne Toothpaste
Toothpaste
I have sensitivity issues with my teeth/gums when eating sweets and cold foods. I have been using Sensodyne toothpaste for years now and rarely have a problem.
Shout Color Catcher Dryer Sheets
Dryer Sheets
Love the Color Catcher Sheets! Has saved many clothes/towels from getting a reddish or blackish tint in the washer.
SimpliSafe
Home Security
We have Simplisafe cameras outside and sensors on the doors and windows. Their customer service is great to work with so far. The app is very simple to navigate.
Temperpedic Proadapt Medium
Mattress
We bought the TemperPedic Proadapt Medium in July and it was the best purchase ever. My husband and I still sigh as we get into bed and say we feel like we melt into it like butter! We bought the model that raises the head end and/or foot end. It has a few different massage settings and a light under the bed. He thought it might be too soft for him, but it's perfect for all of our sleep positions and it doesn't move when the other person moves around, which is great when you have littles sleeping in bed with you.
Terro T300 Liquid Ant Baits
Insecticide
These are amazing! When we lived in California, we had such a problem with ants and these traps worked so well in attracting and killing the ants.
The Good and Beautiful
Kids Education
I've chosen an open and go curriculum for our English Language Arts. There is no required pre-planning for this subject. This curriculum has been an easy transition from the public school system—there has been no tears. Not only does it teach reading, writing and spelling, it also teaches geography and art appreciation. Additionally, there is no second guessing what level to start your child in. There is an online assessment to help you place your child at the appropriate level.
Thermos Funtainer Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Thermos
My kids took hot food in the Thermos Funtainer to school and their food was still hot. I know you mentioned you didn't have luck with Thermos brand, but maybe you had one that was a dud? Ours lasted for a couple of years without problem.
Tomshine Crystal Table Lamp
Lamp
Ordered two lamps from Amazon for my bedroom. They are so pretty and I love the touch control with 3 different light settings.
Tovolo Adjustable Vented Microwave Cover
Food Steamers
Prevent food splatter in the microwave. This cover adjusts for height food and for easy storage.
Trader Joe's Just Mango Slices
Snack
This is a delicious snack! Kid approved!
Trofast Storage Combination
Storage
This storage unit holds plastic boxes that slide in and out. We use it to hold different types of papers separate, crayons, pencils, markers, paints, and many other tools/supplies. I love that the pull out boxes come in small and large sizes. They are easy to handle and carry, and very durable.
Unreal Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Candy
One of my favorite go to candy is the peanut butter cup. I recently received the Unreal brand in a variety box and this is now my new favorite brand. It has simple ingredients and lower sugar and great flavor.
Vera Bradley Market Tote
Tote Bags
Love my Vera Bradley purses and bags. Even had one as a diaper bag. I love so many of the colors and patterns used.
Verizon GizmoWatch 2
Smart Watch
We bought this watch for my son when he was in 3rd grade. My husband was deployed for a year and I was working part time, so I was able to send him messages to let him know if I was running late. It gave him and I both peace of mind that we were still connected. I love the GPS feature to show me his location at all times too.
Xtend Sport
Sports Drink
This is a muscle recovery + electrolyte drink for workout and recovery. My favorite flavor is the blue raspberry ice. Helps me get my water take in as well.
Yumearth Gummy
Candy
Received a bag of YumEarth organic gummies in a variety box. These are by far the best gummy snacks I've tried and my kids love them! I love that they are free from the top 8 allergens and free of artificial dyes.

Special Occasions

Baci Italian Bistro
Restaurant
Family owned restaurant. The food is delicious and plenty of it! We had Seafood Basil Pomodoro, kids pizza and spaghetti. Plenty for my family of 4. If you are seeking authentic Italian food, you must try Baci.
Biscuits Cafe
Restaurant
Cozy cafe for breakfast. The food was good and the coffee was great!
Bosa Donuts
Donut Shop
I asked my oldest son for recommendations for a donut shop near me and Bosa Donuts was highly recommended him and by many others. So we went and checked them out. They did not disappoint! Several locations throughout Phoenix and surrounding cities.
Cerreta Candy Shop
Confectionary
Family owned business with delicious chocolates and other candies. They offer tours for schools and home school groups. The tour was very informative and you have the option to add a make your own candy bar or candy pizza.
Dino Crew
Entertainment
Our homeschool group rented a Dino from Dino Crew. Our raptor was a lot of fun. He blinked, roared, played games with the kids. Realistic looking enough to scare some of the kiddos. Even the bigger kids had fun!
Elevate Trampoline Park
Venue
I love to take my boys here for "PE". There are rock walls, dodgeball, lots of jumping, zip line, and obstacles. And bonus, they offer a homeschool rate Monday through Friday! Wi-fi offered so I can work while the boys are playing and there's a food counter.
Evoke Winery (formerly known as Naked Wines)
Winery
Bend, OR
Ordering from Naked Wines is very simple and my shipment arrived the very next day. It’s a great way to try new wines and I was not disappointed.
Fab Fit Fun
Boutique
This box is a great way to try new fun products. You can customize up to 4-5 products and you are surprised with a few more products. I've received cosmetics, skin care, clothing, lunch totes, a light up make up mirror and so much more.
Frosted Frenzy Cupcakes
Bakery
Best cupcakes ever! Red Velvet, Wedding Cake, Snickerdoodle, Cookies and Cream, yep I tasted all in one night!
Greek Islands Grill
Restaurant
San Tan Valley, AZ
Best gyro meal ever and great customer service.
Main Event
Venue
Bowling, laser tag, gravity ropes, arcade games and more. Have a date night, group gathering, birthday party. So much fun and great monthly specials.
Nando's Mexcian Cafe
Restaurant
Went here for breakfast on a Sunday. We sat out on the patio, it was a nice atmosphere with heaters. The food was good and the Bloody Mary was the first I've ever enjoyed!
Posed Perfect Studio
Photographer
Shayna is great to work with! She is so easy to work and captures your family's personality so well. I've used her for school pictures and family photos and will definitely be using her again.
Queen Creek Olive Mill
Restaurant
My husband and I went on a date night to the olive mill for my birthday. We sat outside where the atmosphere was so nice with lights everywhere. Some tables had it’s own fireplace. It’s also a beautiful place to have a wedding reception (there was even a wedding going on while we were there). The food was delicious and there was a great wine selection to take a bottle to your table.
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
Venue
The SW Wildlife Conservation Center takes in animals that are unable to survive in the wild. Their goal is to rehab the animals to return to the wild. Some are unable to and stay at the Conservation Center. They schedule tours for groups to learn about the different species they have. Our homeschool group went on a field trip and learned a lot of information on desert mammals. The volunteers were so good with our kids.
Stitch Fix
Recreational Activities
I love StitchFix! I have a Pinterest board that they can see what kind of style I like. I can send a message to the stylist about what I'm looking for. They send me 5 items to my home to try on, I have 3 days to try them on and return what I don't keep in a prepaid envelope. It's so easy, so fun to see what they choose for me and I've rarely been disappointed.
Uptown Jungle Fun Park | Mesa, Az
Venue
This place is great! Let the kids jump in the trampolines, climb through the obstacle course, climb rock walls of varying degrees of difficulty, and more. Parents can sit in the lounge areas and read, work on their phones/laptops, use the massage chairs etc. Very clean and hand sanitizers available throughout.
Yogurt Jungle
Ice Cream
Took the boys here for a treat. The place was clean, had great flavors to choose from and many toppings.

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Advanced Garage Door Service
Garage
Our garage door spring broke. While our home warranty service covered the repair, we were very impressed that they came out on the weekend and performed a thorough check of our garage door and provided us with recommendations. The work was done very quickly and satisfactorily. The tech was very professional.
Arizona Environmental Progress Inc.
Water Treatment
We live in a city with very hard water. EPA came and tested our water. They provided a no-hassle no-pressure presentation. They were able to install the water softener system and reverse osmosis system a few days later. My husband was not happy with the way it was installed with the piping all around the inside of the garage, so they came back out and redid the piping so that we would not see it. They want you to be happy with their product. They also provide several years of Pure and Gentle cleaning and bathing products for free. We are very happy with it all.
Desert Horizon Nursery
Nursery
Finally bringing color to our back yard. The workers were very welcoming and knowledgable. I brought pictures of our citrus trees and some problems we are having. They were quick to identify the problem and provide solutions. Now let's hope I can turn my brown thumb green!
Imperfect Foods
Grocery
Imperfect foods sends you fruits and vegetables that are not "store worthy" looking. They might have some blemishes or not the right size. I've ordered twice now. The prices are what I pay for in the store but I love the surprise of opening the box to see what's inside. My first box had some issues and they quickly credited my account. I was very impressed with my second box. You can also add on grains, baked goods, snacks and beverages.
Porter Pest Management
Exterminator
San Tan Valley, AZ
The weather is getting warmer and the creepy crawlies are coming out. We had a huge wolf spider in the kitchen a few days ago so I contacted Porter Pest Management. He came out today and sprayed. He is very professional and thorough.
Shawn's Pool Shop
Pool and Hot Tub
San Tan Valley, AZ
The staff at this pool shop has been very helpful with getting us started and maintaining our above ground pool. It’s also nice that you can bring in a sample of your pool water and they’ll test it to let you know what chemicals you might need.
Steam King Inc
Carpet Cleaner
We used Steam King to clean all of our Air Ducts. The technician came out and assessed all of our ducts and dryer vent. He presented a few different packages (including carpet cleaning) without pressuring us to go with any certain one. He was very professional and we will definitely use them again.

Health

Arizona Allergy Associates
Doctor
San Tan Valley, AZ
I have horrible environmental allergies. I've been to this office twice now. The first for a consultation. The second for allergy testing and I will be starting allergy injections. I am so impressed with their customer service. Lisa the front office gal is right on top of everything. She called me within an hour or two of leave my appointment with all my insurance information for testing. Dr. Reeder is very thorough with all the information provided me.
Cotton Ridge Dental Care
Dentist
San Tan Valley, AZ
Ive been putting off going to the dentist since we moved to Arizona. I get anxious about any kind of work to be done because of a traumatic experience several years ago. My 10 year old actually pushed me inti making an appointment. This is probably the best experience we've had. My boys said its their favorite dentist. As for me, they listened without judgement, really seemed to understand my concerns. We left very happy and the boys got nice cavity free club certificates!
Dr. Matthew Wellock
Doctor
It's always nerve-racking finding a new provider when you move to a new area. Dr. Wellock was great with my boys and myself. He is patient, your know he is listening to all your concerns which makes him very easy to talk to.
The Eye Shop
Eye Doctor
The office was able to get my boys and I in fairy quickly. They were so good with my 6 and 10 year old. They explained their findings in great detail. The office was very clean and all of the staff were very friendly.
Warby Parker
Eye Doctor
Based off of recommendations, I chose to try Warby Parker online. I chose 5 frames to try on and had 5 days to try them out. After I chose one, my glasses were delivered less than 10 days later. I'm very satisfied with my new glasses.

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