Tuesday, November 10, 2015

New Mexico Kids Holiday Toy and Gift consignment event November 14, 2015 9-4

The first annual Holiday Toy and Gift Event November 14, 2015 at the Expo NM (State Fairgrounds) School Arts Bldg! 300 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87108,This event will be different from our Spring and Fall Events as it will be a Great Pre Black Friday Christmas shopping opportunity.  Toy shopping made easy and inexpensive. They will have lots of toys, games, books, baby gear, vendor booths and so much more. There is not an admission fee for the event on Saturday, they do have a Friday star shopper presale that you can buy a pass online for $7.   Here is the link to the page http://nmkidssales.com/star-shopper-pre-sale/   you can also sign up for their mailing list and you will get advance notice of their future sales that you can sell and make money in also. Don't we all want to save or make money???  I'm looking forward to this event and maybe get some of my Christmas shopping done. See you there. for further info their website is http://nmkidssales.com/    and you can also find them on Facebook.   https://www.facebook.com/nmkidssales   

Sunday, September 13, 2015

NM State Fair 2015 deals and discounts

Deals & Discounts

The 2015 New Mexico State Fair will be running from September 10th - 20th.  

Daily Deals

  •  Opening Day, Thursday September 10th $2 Admission, $12 Mega Pass bands at the Carnival 
  • Moonlight Madness at the Carnival $30 Mega Ride Band on Friday September 11th & Friday September 18th from 7 p.m. - 1 a.m. 
  • Monday, September 14th, Dollar Day. All Admission is $1.    $25 Mega Pass bands at the Carnival
  • Tuesday, September 15th, Two Dollar Day. All Admission is $2. $12 Mega Pass bands at the Carnival 
Special Days 

  • Firefighters Appreciation Day is September 11th. We will be offering free admission to all firefighters with a valid ID or Uniform.
  • Teacher Appreciation Weekend is September 12th & 13th. All New Mexico teachers with a valid school ID will get in free
  • Military/ Veterans Appreciation Day is September 15th. We will be offering free admission to all Military/Veterans with a valid ID or Uniform. 
General Hours
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday thru Thursday;
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday 
The 2015 State Fair will open at 10 a.m. every day!

Adults (age 12-64): $10
Seniors (age 65 and up): $7
Children (age 6-11) $7
Little Ones (age 0-5) FREE

Parking at the Fair

they offer free parking at Gate 8 on Louisiana and Central.  
Im pretty sure you pay for parking at the other gates,
Brand new this year....Free Bike Valet!! Ride your bike to the Fair and leave it safely in our bike valet. Enter Gate 4 off of San Pedro.
we went Friday night for the nightly Karaoke competition at 7:30 and before that they had Game Show
Can you think quickly on your feet? Are you good at trivia? Then come visit the “Game Show” daily, where your trivia skills will be tested for prizes and bragging rights. With a Game Show style set up and a real live Game Show Host, you can be picked out of the audience for a play on games such as Family Feud, Jeopardy, Deal or No Deal, and Beat the Clock. Could you be the lucky winner that takes it all home? 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Save and play at It'z

Started the day with great plans and the plans fell through, so then we wondered what to do.
Well we decided to go to It'z. As it turns out they have a lot of special offers to take advantage of and you don't have to worry if its a rainy day, because all the fun is inside.
Right now they are offering a Summer sizzler special. $19.99 Mon - Fri. this promotion runs until Sept. 4th, 2015. There is also an option to win the summer sizzler pack. which includes the buffet, drink, video games and attractions. this card does not include the the coin and prize redemption games. but you can go on the rides, go mini bowling, try the rock climbing wall and play many arcade games racing, pac man etc. If you want to go out on a weekend night and you already had dinner there is another special available for you.
you can check the page directly and find more specials and promotions, and even buy your tickets online and save more. http://www.itzusa.com/itz-albuquerque-specials/
Phillip having Pizza and Fun
My son Phillip on the rock climbing wall

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring Craft events 2015

Spring craft and vendor fest Saturday March 21st 10am - 4pm, University Village Hotel, 1901 University, Albuquerque contact Candyce with further questions 505-908-4488 Easter is right around the corner, so make sure to stop by our Spring Craft and Vendor Fest to get all your spring decor and great Easter basket fillers! We will have a variety of vendors and crafters from Thirty-One, Younique, Girlz Stylin Hair Bows, Wreaths, Leather Items, and much much more! Join us for Raffles, Prizes, Shopping, and LOTS of fun! We will be raising money to donate care bags filled with goodies to residents at Ladiera Nursing Home.

Taft Middle school Arts & Craft Fair/Car Show this Saturday, March 21st, from 9-4pm. 

Family fun night out event tuesday March 24th 5pm - 8pm at ABQ Party Space, 300 Menaul Blvd NW, Welcome to our "Family Fun Night Out" Event page! Come join us on Tuesday, March 24th from 5-8pm. We will have something for the whole family! Let's Party Family style!!! contact info is in Event page link above. Contact Amber Riddle 913-927-2202

The Alameda Elementary School PTSA is hosting a community yard sale/arts and crafts fair on Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Each space is $10. This is an outside event. Thank you for your consideration and please come by. For more information and space rental message Melanie Sandoval facebook page 

La Cueva Spring craft show May 2nd, saturday 9am - 4pm 7801 Wilshire blvd. NE they will be hosting over 200 very talented artists and crafters, silent auction, food, free admission and parking.
Biggest School Craft Show in Albuquerque, NM. This is a juried show.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Southwest Chocolate and Coffee fest March 21st &22nd 2015

This event runs 10am - 6pm both Saturday and Sunday, March 21st and 22nd 2015,
The region's greatest and tastiest chocolatiers, coffee roasters, candy makers, bakers, cake makers, cafes and more! Cooking demos, baking contests, eating contests, entertainment and more.
- Adults – $10
- Kids 12 and under – Free
All online purchasers will receive:
A $10 gift card to spend on any Cococlectic Membership subscription
A $10 gift card for Shoes on a Shoestring
Email addresses will be shared with Cococlectic and Shoes on a Shoestring so they may send your gift cards by email within 3 weeks of your purchase.
if your too late for online tickets, Support the Roadrunner Food Bank.
Bring 2 non-perishable items to the Fest and get $1 off your ticket(s). Valid for up to two tickets.
Cash-only, at-the door.
Parking is not included. Expo parking is $5 per vehicle.
I attended this show last year and will be there again this year. great show, great vendors and great samples. there is also live music and Brought to you by New Mexico Kids! Magazine is the kids play zone.
Free bounce houses
Free face painting
Free cow milking demonstrations
Located beneath the Red Barn part of the festival.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The 27th National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show 2015 show: March 6-8, Sandia Resort and Casino

The 27th National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show 2015 show: March 6-8, Sandia Resort and Casino.
Held each March in Albuquerque, New Mexico, it features 200+ exhibitor booths filled with more than 1,000 different products. The attendance for the past few years has been 20,000+ trade and general public attendees from all over the world, as determined by clicker count.
For the 27th Fiery Foods & BBQ Show, we’ll be adding special events and other surprises. Come to the show and help us celebrate more than a quarter century of chilehead fun!
they will be hosting a contest this year 

Like taking fun photos and videos with your smartphone at the show every year? Of course you do! This year we’re giving away $500 and free show tickets to 12 lucky show goers for doing just that! How do you play?

Instagram Photo Contest

YouTube Video Contest

The not so small print:

  1. You must attend the show any day from March 6-8. Get tickets here.
  2. For the Instagram Contest: You must follow our feed: @fieryfoodsshow and tag both #fieryfoodsshow AND @fieryfoodsshow to qualify. Videos do not count. Please see the YouTube Contest for video entries.
  3. For the YouTube Contest: You must include links to our Fiery Foods Show YouTube channel AND http://www.fieryfoodsshow.com/ to qualify.
  4. Winners will be contacted via comment form on posts and videos. Be sure to check your account’s comments often to see if you’ve won.

Go on, get creative. Go hog wild!

and the most important information      

Times & Prices

For tickets at the door:  SAVE MONEY
Adults— $15
Children to age 18— $5.
Advance Tickets Available-Click Link Above
If you buy them in person at the Sandia
Box Office,
Fees are Waived
2015 Show Hours
Friday, March 6
11am-4pm, trade only
4pm-8pm, trade and general public
Saturday, March 7
9am-11am, trade only
11am-7pm, trade and general public
Sunday, March 8
9am-11am, trade only
11am-6pm, trade and general public
 Location: Sandia Resort and Casino Events Center
The Sandia Casino and Resort is located just East off the I-25 at the Tramway Exit.
Attendees and General Public: Enter through the Resort lobby and go to your right to find the show entrance.
Parking is free at Sandia Resort and Casino.
See you there......

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Propane tank for gas grill refill vs exchange

I tend to use my grill often all times of the year, well it was empty again. no grilling for me :(   . My friend mentioned a propane place in the east mountains that fills tanks for like around 10 dollars. That sounded better than an exchange which are currently running anywhere from 17 to about 22 dollars. So driving down 4th street I see a propane exchange place. stopped and got it filled. well it took 2.9 gallons to fill. an average gas grill propane tank holds 4.7 gallons mine only needed 2.9 gallons to fill. resulting in a total price of $8.07 I was excited since I had been paying so much more before. apparently my tank wasn't empty all the way. if it was it should have cost me 13.08 according to my calculations. It appears that the propane cost is 2.78 a gallon. either way that works for me. I also found out while looking up how much a propane tank holds that the exchange places only fill 75% they want you to come back sooner. here are the links to the pages I found the other info on. THE TRUTH ABOUT FILLING 20 LB BBQ GRILL PROPANE TANKS   and   Propane Tanks - To Refill or to Exchange

A-X Propane Co