Saving the World in an Hour: A Review of Room Escape (LIVE) LA

A short time ago, we were lucky enough to visit Escape Room (Live) Los Angeles with some friends. Forbes calls this the best escape room in LA. What is an escape room you may ask? It’s an interactive, group experience where you are put in a room for a finite amount of time and asked to solve clues to get you back out.

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AlwaysReiding_ValentinesdaylinkupValentine’s Day Recipe Roundup

Valentine’s Day has always been special in my family. Great Aunt Jan always made the day special for me, despite not getting a Valentine of my own until college. It usually meant a card, some candy or a special treat and usually a book I really REALLY wanted (or sometimes a movie). I enjoyed shopping for Valentine’s Day cards in school, and the class art project of making a valentine box and carefully adding a card for each person,

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Flirty Shortbread Cookies

Both my husband and I are gaming geeks. While he has his specific games, and I have my specific games, we mostly support each other’s gaming habits. And sometimes things from one or two games pull into our daily life–enter one that tends to pop up a little more than others–the Sims 4.The Sims 4_AlwaysReiding

Sometimes games have a way of moving into real life–especially with the cooking aspect of the Sims games.

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::Happy Mail:: Valentine’s Day Swap

My penpal group has some pretty awesome swaps now and again. Actually, I enjoy ALL of the swaps throughout the month that the League of Extraordinary Penpals (LEP) does. This month was no different. I got to send a package to Brandi, up north (still in California) and she sent me a bunch of goodies in reply.

The picture is above–some dove hearts (I love these,

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Wilawaloco – The Stickers You Need

I stumbled across some majestic Bob’s Burgers planner stickers recently, thanks to a penpal of all things! I was able to snap some up. I recommend Tina on a unicorn.

I will have to post pictures of how I am integrating them soon. If you want to pick some up, please check out their site!

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Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki (Vol 1)

Spirited Away volume 1, based on the movie by Hayao Miyazaki, tells the story of Chihiro. She’s being forced to move to a new home, a new school and is not taking it well. On the way to the new house, she and her parents stop alongside the road. Her parents stumble upon a few food booths and begin to eat,

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter A Matter of Time Box Review

As a fan of Harry Potter since I read the first three books as part of a college literature class, I’ve got expectations. I expect a lot from the items I get to celebrate my interest in Harry Potter to be of a higher quality and fit within specific guidelines that suit my interest. I got the opportunity to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter last summer and picked up a few things,

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Rebellions are Built on Hope – A Review of Rogue One

It’s a dark time for rebellion in a galaxy far, far away. Rumors of a huge weapon that the Empire is creating are keeping the Rebel Alliance Intelligence officers busy. One young woman, pulled from her home and family, holds the key to helping the Rebel Alliance keep the galaxy safe. Jyn Erso goes from chains to freedom in her pursuit to escape the Empire and follow the path to the weapon’s plans.

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Pop Vinyl: The Dark Side of Pop Culture

It’s time to talk about a dark side of fandom and collecting–Funko’s Pop Vinyl. They’re cute little vinyl dolls you see in any major store (and now they are even EXCLUSIVE, depending on the store) and feature some of pop culture’s darlings. They also have subscription boxes and exclusive tie-ins with products.

One of the first Pop Vinyls I ever saw was this one:
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BATGIRL!!!

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The Mystery is Solved, or is it? A Review of Gravity Falls Journal 3

Fans of Alex Hirsch’s groundbreaking animation show (aka Gravity Falls) know that there are a lot of weird things happening in the general vicinity of the town. It’s also populated with some really odd characters and seemingly normal characters. The mystery of the area is best described in three separate journals that have been hidden in different locations.

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