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Mallard Ducks in the Truckee River - Edit with Aviary's Dean Effect at Flickr

A simple photo of mallards swimming in the Truckee River edited using Aviary's Dean Effect at Flickr. I like how pretty blues surfaced on the water in the photo.

Mallards in the Truckee River

Some mallards swimming around feeding in the Truckee River in downtown Reno yesterday. I found a little bit of ice in the still water along the edges of the river. These little critters are tough!

Dr. Atkins' New Diet Cookbook

Dr. Atkins' New Diet Cookbook - http://amzn.to/2fzThJ3

A low-carb cookbook I found used at the bookstore in the Great Western Marketplace here in Reno, NV. They have so, so many great cookbooks for sale there for $2 each. My early New Year's Resolution is to finish up Thanksgiving leftovers and a few Christmas candy canes then go on a low carb diet and try some of these recipes. I bought the Dr. Atkin's diet book with diet instructions to go with it via Amazon a few days before I went used book shopping. It arrive today in the mail.

Veni, Vidi, Vici - Conquer Your Enemies, Impress Your Friends with Everyday Latin

Veni, Vidi, Vici - Conquer Your Enemies, Impress Your Friends with Everyday Latin

A used book I found the other day at the used book store in the Great Western Marketplace here in Reno. I've been studying Latin via LingQ to help with my foreign language vocabulary acquisition. My current knowledge of Latin has been a great help, so I thought I'd learn some more words. At LingQ they have podcasts with sound to follow along and learn proper pronunciation too, but I don't know who I'd talk to in Latin, so I bought the book to learn more than to impress friends.

You can find this book used on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2fzNH9C

The First Thousand Words in Russian

The First Thousand Words in Russian - Kid's Russian language learning book I found used via the bookstore in the Great Western Market. There are a few words I didn't know, and using pictures to learn them is very helpful. If you can find a version of this book at Amazon used for a great price ... it's a simple but useful addition to your Russian language learning library. http://amzn.to/2gt6UdV

Christmas Trees at The Great Western Marketplace

Pretty Christmas trees and decor I found out shopping on Black Friday at the Great Western Marketplace in Reno, Nevada. These ones were close to the leasing office. I checked out their information for leasing a kiosk. As a Zazzle storekeeper, I've been considering ways to increase my sales locally. I noticed this indoor marketplace has opportunities in the Reno, Northern Nevada, and Lake Tahoe area that start at about $50 for a weekend (three days). If you want to rent a spot, you can check out their latest deals here. Don't quote me on these prices ... at this point I'm just an interested party, but not professionally affiliated.

Winnie the Pooh & Piglet Mural

A cute Winnie the Pooh and Piglet mural I found out and about shopping on Black Friday. I took the photo to contrast with mural I found in Russia with the Russian version of these characters. I'll look for that and get it uploaded to the blog too.

Link to Winnie the Pooh merchandise, gifts, movies and books on Amazon.com. http://amzn.to/2fzniZi

Information from Wikipedia: Winnie the Pooh is a character based on A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories. The Disney media franchise commenced in 1966 with the theatrical release of the short Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree.

Red Ball Horseshoe Christmas Tree

A pretty welded horse shoe Christmas Tree I found at the Great Western Marketplace on Black Friday in Reno, Nevada. This western theme Christmas decor has red glass ball ornament accents, but of course, a person could replace them with their color theme.

Welded Horse Shoe Christmas Tree

Welded Horse Shoe Christmas Tree - A cool welded horse shoe Christmas Tree I found at the Great Western Marketplace on Black Friday in Reno, Nevada. Cool western theme Christmas decor.

Christmas at the Dollar Book Swap in The Great Western Marketplace - Reno, Nevada

A photo from my Black Friday shopping trip to the Great Western Marketplace in West Reno, Nevada. Used book lovers will love this store in the indoor marketplace. Parents with children that want used books will really enjoy this store in the market! I overhead that starting next weekend they'll have free Santa photos for kids, but you might want to check with them yourself because I didn't ask the specifics.

http://greatwesternmarketplace.com/store/dollarbookswap/

Dollar Book Swap Reno is affordable shopping for books, CD’s and DVD’s for the Reno/Tahoe area.  Books are $3 or less, music and movies $2 each and children’s books are $1 each or a bag full for $10.  Customers are encouraged to bring in their excess books to exchange for store credits.  We buy textbooks for cash, and we do trade ins. We want to provide quality affordable used books to our local market.  We also have a goal to get 1 million books into the hands of children and adults in our most at risk neig…

Star Wars - Original Trilogy Russian Language Book

Disney is ramping up their marketing world wide for the Star Wars release. When I spent some time in Russia in November, I had a great time checking out toys, books and marketing campaigns. I'm a huge Star Wars fan!

When I came home again, I had a long, long wait at the Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia. I was excited to purchase a Russian language version of Star Wars - Original Trilogy. Звёздные войны - Оригинальная Трилогия.

The book isn't easily available in Russian in the United States. But I did think of a way of potentially purchasing a copy. The owner of Continent Books and Music Russian book store in Seattle, Washington once told me he'd try to find any book people wanted and and mail it to them. I never tried to order through the bookstore myself because I travel to Russia from time to time and prefer to browse in bookstores in person. Continent Books and Music has a Facebook page if you want to contact them and ask if they'll still order for…

Reno Nevada The Great Western Market Place Leasing - The Perfect Opportunity to Launch Your Business!

On Black Friday, I went used book shopping at The Great Western Marketplace. While there, I noticed that they have some free space for small businesses to rent kiosks.

I'm not affiliated with their business in anyway! This is  totally free advertising for their businesses because I thought the indoor marketplace is a great opportunity for artists, photographers and other small business designers that want to sell their goods part time.

I noticed a sign that said a weekend lease started at $50 ... but please don't quote that as I am sure it is subject to change! Truly, I am just a fan of used books and like to look at all the arts and crafts when I go buy books.

People like myself with an online store dream about expanding our business into selling locally face-to-face ... a very short-term leasing opportunity like this is perfect for storekeepers at sites like Zazzle, Cafepress, Etsy, Ebay and Bonanza.

A little information from their site...


http://greatwesternmarketplace.com/

Wrapped Books Christmas Present Tree

Wrapped Books Christmas Present Tree

A cute idea for Christmas decor I found at the Dollar Book Swap in the Great Western Marketplace. Wrap up a variety of book sizes and arrange them from largest to smallest in the shape of a tree, then add ribbon to hold them together.

I think your results would be fantastic if you picked out custom color or pattern theme Christmas wrapping paper from Zazzle.com. You can wrap the books with the scraps from custom wrapping paper purchased at Zazzle.

Here are a few of my collections at Zazzle featuring wrapping paper: Ombre Wrapping Paper, Christmas Wrapping Paper, Black and White Wrapping Paper, and Solid Color Wrapping Paper. Here is a link to all of the custom wrapping paper in Zazzle's online marketplace.


Dollar Book Swap Dollar Book Swap Reno is affordable shopping for books, CD’s and DVD’s for the Reno/Tahoe area.  Books are $3 or less, music and movies $2 each and children’s books are $1 each or a bag full for $10.  Customers are encour…

Custom Photo Christmas Tree Ornaments at Zazzle.com

Christmas Ornaments
by Annalee Blysse
Create your own custom Christmas tree ornament at Zazzle.com. They have several styles ornaments available.

Mickey Mouse Disney Custom Photos & Monogram Poster at Zazzle

Mickey Mouse | Custom Photos & Monogram Poster
by disney
Create your own photo poster for Disney and Mickey Mouse fans at Zazzle. There is room for the photos of two kids and a monogram.

Владимир Путин вручил российский паспорт Стивену Сигалу

Владимир Путин вручил российский паспорт Стивену Сигалу - Link to article on RT in Russian about Steven Segal getting his Russian passport.

Sesame Street: Elmo Happy Birthday Song!

Elmo wants to say it’s your birthday! And Elmo loves you so and he wants you to know with a great big hug! A cute songs for kids.

Customizable 2017 Photo Wall Posters at Zazzle

Looking to create your own photo wall calendar for 2017? Here is a collection of some posters that can easily be customized at Zazzle.com. One advantage of the system at Zazzle is you can change the background color.


2017 Poster Calendars
by Annalee Blysse

It's hard to give unlimited power to limited minds

It's hard to give unlimited power to limited minds. Nikola Tesla

I don't always eat bananas... but when I do, I make sure they're boneless.

I don't always eat bananas... but when I do, I make sure they're boneless. Internet meme photo via Flickr.

Red & White Micro Stripe Coca-Cola Tote Bag at Zazzle.com

Red & White Micro Stripe Coca-Cola Tote Bag
by cocacolashop

Fans of Coca Cola can find all kinds of merchandise in their online shop at Zazzle.com. At Zazzle you can personalized T-shirts, tote bags and more.

The classic tote with a modern twist: all-over printing allows for 100% customization, bringing the basic tote to the next level. Your next shopping trip just got a little more earth-friendly and a lot more stylish!

The Blue Marble T-Shirts at Zazzle

The vintage Blue Marble photo of planet earth on black or dark blue tees at Zazzle makes a great Christmas gift for your friend that loves astronomy. Tees are 30% off during the Black Friday week safe at Zazzle.com.


Blue Marble Earth on a Black Men's Basic Dark T-Shirt
by annaleeblysse

Earth on Navy Blue Men's Basic Dark T-Shirt
by annaleeblysse

Earth on Black Men's Basic American Apparel T-Shirt
by annaleeblysse
Earth on Black Hoodie
by annaleeblysse
Your Custom Men's Basic Hooded Sweatshirt

Earth on Black Girls' Ruffle T-Shirt
by annaleeblysse

Earth Black Women's Alternative Apparel Crew Neck T-Shirt
by annaleeblysse

Earth Black Women's Alternative Apparel T-Shirt Dress
by annaleeblysse
Check out the Midnight Blue option.

Earth Black Baby Jersey Bodysuit onesie
by annaleeblysse
NASA's Full Earth images of our big, blue marble.  A cool space image that looks great on the black and dark tee options.  Information from Wikipedia... The Blue Marble is a photogr…

Black Friday Week Sale at Zazzle - Create Custom Gifts at Zazzle

Create your own personalized Christmas gifts at Zazzle! Here are a few great products on sale today at Zazzle for Black Friday! There are fantastic deals to be found on their site.


Personalized Photo Shirt
by annaleeblysse
Add A Square Photo 2 Inch Square Magnet
by annaleeblysse
Alaska's Flag Sweatshirt
by designs4you
Earth T-Shirt
by annaleeblysse
4x4 Square Retro Framed-Style Photo
by annaleeblysse

Customizable Black and White 2017 Twenty Seventeen Calendar Mouse Pads

Black and White 2017 Twenty Seventeen Calendar Mouse Pad
by annaleeblysse
White and Black 2017 Twenty Seventeen Calendar Mouse Pad
by annaleeblysse

Black and white solid color backgrounds with an attractive numbered 2017 calendar with a text design title. You can change the background to create your own custom mouse pad calendar. You can also change the "Twenty Seventeen" text. You can also try different background colors.

How to learn any language in 10 tips | By polyglot girl

How to learn any language in 10 tips | By polyglot girl ... I think this video has a positive message with a lovely setting in Nepal. I think English learners will find it useful to read the subtitles, though keep in mind this young lady isn't a native English speaker so she mispronounces many words. I don't mean to say that in a judgemental way! Her poor pronunciation doesn't hamper her ability to be understood. For those of us that struggle with pronunciation, sure we can work on that over time ... but we shouldn't forget that communicating with people in their native tongue is better than giving  up if we can't get the pronunciation perfect.