Today’s Special With Apollo Box

This post has been sponsored by The Apollo Box – a relevant and fitting company for Tamara (Like) Camera representation, I dare say! All thoughts, opinions, and ideas are always my own. There’s a 15% off coupon code too. Enjoy!

The Apollo Box helps customers discover, collect, & share the world’s most creative products. They hand-pick every product from vendors around the world #ad

I think it’s safe to say by now that we’re a quirky, creative family – with a taste for the unique, fun, and creative. I think it’s safe to say that I LOOOOVE Nightmare Before Christmas and that we love Star Wars. That’s an understatement, actually!

I mean, that’s how we met!

Apollo Box

This post? It’s about celebrating the finer and quirkier things in life. It’s about complete awesomeness. When I stumbled upon Apollo Box, it was like a dream come true. Not only did I fall in love with the creative, fun, and unique collection of products, but it helped my “Gift-Giving Paralysis.” This is a self-titled, self-diagnosed “condition” in which you get so overwhelmed by gift-giving and want everything to be PERFECT, that your brain freezes and you can’t think of anything! Doesn’t that sound awful? I have lived with this for most of my life, but it’s getting better. You know why, right?

Where else can you find..?

Star Wars items even the most Star Wars-loving person you know probably doesn’t have?

Apollo Box

Gifts for your furry friends, or your loved ones who have furry friends:

gift guide

FOOD, of course!

Things for parties!

Stuff for kids:

Cool nature stuff!

And one of their best-sellers and one of my personal favorites: Gradient Glass Water Bottles:

glass water bottles

Apollo Box is an online shopping platform that celebrates the act of discovery. Apollo Box is dedicated to providing customers with creative products and unique gifts they can get excited about. With their AR shopping feature in the Apollo Box app, they designed a new way to play and share virtual products before you buy them. Now, we talk water bottles.

The Gradient Glass Water Bottle is beautifully painted for travel. The vivid gradiated colors give the soft look of watercolor. The bottle is thin enough to take everywhere, and has a leak-proof, screw-on lid. It can hold 11 ounces of your favorite beverage, and the solid glass withstands temps up to 176 F degrees! Also, it has awesome lettering!

Right now, there’s a 15% OFF coupon code valid for ALL products – and for a month long – for registered users. The coupon code is “TAMARA”. Don’t forget that one! Remember, you can use it sitewide for all of the wondrous things. 15% off!

The Apollo Box is passionate about their products. They decided to build their own personal shopping platform when they couldn’t find a good place to shop online for these fun, creative, and unique kinds of products. They believe shopping should be fun, and they work with small vendors from all over the world to share products and share stories. To make shopping with them even more fun, they have created an innovative augmented reality (AR) shopping platform. With this technology, you can engage and play with a virtual 3D model of the products in your environment before you buy them.

You can snap pictures and share with friends! It’s just so cool!

Connect with The Apollo Box:

Website // Facebook // Blog

The Apollo Box helps customers discover, collect, & share the world’s most creative products. They hand-pick every product from vendors around the world #ad

I’m Going To Disney World, Part 6: When I was 11..

When I was 11, I was in sixth grade.

You are getting a picture. Oh, how you are getting a dang picture.

When I was 11, all of the elementary schools were spit together into one school and it was like everyone was tossed up in the air and then landed on a different side. Sixth grade was the year I faked sick so much that by November, I had hit the allotted number of days you’re allowed to take off for the entire year. I’m pretty sure I was not really sick even one of those days.

When I was 11, and in sixth grade, I once flushed the toilet with the door open and then ran to drag my mom back to the bathroom to show her (the lack of) evidence that I had just thrown up. When anyone who knew me, and very much my mom, knew that I don’t throw up. It was also the year I prayed to the gods and goddesses that I could just break my ankle or my wrist or something drastic but not too drastic. Nothing as bad as throwing up but something that could make me miss school.

When I was 11, I decided that sixth grade could really kill you, but I didn’t die. I didn’t die.

When I was 11, I knew for sure I had lost my childhood best friend, but..

When I was 11 I made new odd duck friends like me – floaters and free spirits.

When I was 11, I had the most awful perm, and the chemicals were in my top three worst smells of all time (don’t ask what the other two were because I don’t want to remember). Also, the perm didn’t grow out for THREE LONG YEARS.

When I was 11, the hit song on the radio was “Tears in Heaven” and while I knew it was about the loss of Clapton’s son, that was a pain I couldn’t wrap my head around. (still can’t) I thought it was about my father. Would he know my name?

Would he help me stand, if I saw him in heaven?

When I was 11, my grandfather took three of us (mom, older sister, me) to Disney World and it was my first time staying at the resort there. It was my first time staying past dark – to see the electrical parade and the fireworks. It was my first time having tear-inducing rides fears, and it has stayed with me for a long time. You may say that I broke that curse recently.

When I was 11.. is the Finish the Sentence Friday (FTSF) prompt on this wonderful #StPatricksDay. Link up and read about our annual trip to #WaltDisneyWorld

I LOOOOOOVE breaking curses.

11

When I was 36, I didn’t understand how on earth anyone survives being 11, or survives parenting an 11-year-old, because my kids are so young and seemingly unruffled, and dear God, if you thought I was bad then at fighting injustice, inequality, intolerance, and bullying. (and I was BAD. I have stories that come out in therapy..) Well. You didn’t yet meet the Mama Bear version of all of that. 11. I’m glad I’m not there anymore/yet. I’ll work my way there, slowly and surely, if you don’t mind.

When I was 11

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Now, where were we? This day. THIS day.

I know it’s been awhile since Part 5. We had a really terrific time at Hollywood Studios – getting autographs, watching the light show and fireworks, and falling asleep in an exhausted heap at our “Lightning McQueen Hotel.” It rocked! The big prize for most of us is Magic Kingdom, though. We slept through the night and woke up to another beautiful day in Orlando. We had a decent breakfast at our resort and headed to the park! We were early and it was delightful! The train was under construction, so after we passed through friendly security (somehow) we could stand near the castle until the gates opened.

There was a good morning show, and we switched cameras with other families to get complete family pictures.

When I was 11.. is the Finish the Sentence Friday (FTSF) prompt on this wonderful #StPatricksDay. Link up and read about our annual trip to #WaltDisneyWorld

Then we were IN! We had a few things for FastPASS, but all scheduled in the afternoon. This was by design. We got to the park before the gates opened, and we’re fairly fast (most of us), so we had a goal in mind after our walk through Main Street.

When I was 11.. is the Finish the Sentence Friday (FTSF) prompt on this wonderful #StPatricksDay. Link up and read about our annual trip to #WaltDisneyWorld

When I was 11.. is the Finish the Sentence Friday (FTSF) prompt on this wonderful #StPatricksDay. Link up and read about our annual trip to #WaltDisneyWorld

When I was 11.. is the Finish the Sentence Friday (FTSF) prompt on this wonderful #StPatricksDay. Link up and read about our annual trip to #WaltDisneyWorld

..all to make it to our destination! Who is Scarlet admiring?

I’ll give you a hint. It’s not this one, although there was mutual admiration there too:

When I was 11.. is the Finish the Sentence Friday (FTSF) prompt on this wonderful #StPatricksDay. Link up and read about our annual trip to #WaltDisneyWorld

Next up, I’ll give you a hint. Actually, I’ll just tell you because I’m good like that. It’s Elena of Avalor! Next up – princess meetings, clamshell bras, admiration, a first roller coaster for at least two of us, and TONS of MAGIC.

Link up!

This is me linking up, as one of my favorite things to do, with Finish The Sentence Friday. This week’s topic is “When I was 11 years old…” And there’s still time to write yours. Come link up with your spin on the matter: HERE.