Fairytale Journeys By James Dezember

My family loves Disney Vacations. Whether we are traveling with family, planning a vacation with friends, or just want to get away by ourselves, Walt Disney World is always at the top of the list. But anytime we take that plunge and schedule that trip, I know it means we’ll have a few months of intense planning and preparation. A Disney vacation is unlike any other, so it requires careful attention to the details. That’s why I recommend using someone with experience to help plan your trip, to make sure your escape into the world of Disney vacationing is as magical as it can be.

Fairytale Journeys Disney Vacation PlannerMy family loves Disney Vacations.  Whether we are traveling with family, planning a vacation with friends, or just want to get away by ourselves, Walt Disney World is always at the top of the list.  But anytime we take that plunge and schedule that trip, I know it means we’ll have a few months of intense planning and preparation.  A Disney vacation is unlike any other, so it requires careful attention to the details.  That’s why I recommend using someone with experience to help plan your trip, to make sure your escape into the world of Disney vacationing is as magical as it can be.

I always default to my wife for the Disney knowledge, she thrives on ‘Walt Wisdom’ and digging up all the little secrets that help make a vacation memorable.  Why is all this information and wisdom important? Because the easiest part about a Disney trip is booking the vacation, the real time sieve comes when planning your schedule and without a schedule you are setting your vacation up to be less than magical.

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Painting With A Twist

Evansville, Indiana – (Nov. 15, 2014) – Aspiring to bring an entertainment option that offers a new creative outlet in Evansville, local entrepreneur Mihir Paranjape is about to open Painting with a Twist, a place where friends come together to paint, drink wine and discover their inner artist.

Painting with a Twist of Evansville is part of a fast-growing national franchise that provides guests a unique ‘getaway’ through art. Led by local art instructors, guests paint on bare 16” by 20” canvases using paint and brushes provided by the studio. At Painting with a Twist, guests are able to disconnect from everyday life, enjoy good music, wine or beer, and create unique, personal masterpieces they can take to their homes or gift to others. The artwork ranges from landscapes, abstracts and cityscapes, to creative renderings of animals, iconic buildings and florals. Friends gather for an evening of laughs, creativity and camaraderie as they create one-of-a-kind pieces of art to take home and, often, discover a newfound talent.

Evansville, Indiana – (Nov. 15, 2014) – Aspiring to bring an entertainment option that offers a new creative outlet in Evansville, local entrepreneur Mihir Paranjape is about to open Painting with a Twist, a place where friends come together to paint, drink wine and discover their inner artist.

Painting with a Twist of Evansville is part of a fast-growing national franchise that provides guests a unique ‘getaway’ through art. Led by local art instructors, guests paint on bare 16” by 20” canvases using paint and brushes provided by the studio. At Painting with a Twist, guests are able to disconnect from everyday life, enjoy good music, wine or beer, and create unique, personal masterpieces they can take to their homes or gift to others. The artwork ranges from landscapes, abstracts and cityscapes, to creative renderings of animals, iconic buildings and florals. Friends gather for an evening of laughs, creativity and camaraderie as they create one-of-a-kind pieces of art to take home and, often, discover a newfound talent.

Paranjape, a native of India, moved to Evansville in 2001, where he currently works as General Manager of Millennium Steel Services, LLC. Having grown up in a family environment that placed a strong emphasis on art, he hoped to share his passion with his nine-year-old daughter and Evansville neighbors, but found few local outlets to do so. After surviving a heart attack in 2013, Paranjape was led to prioritize the things he wanted to do in life, including a dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Paranjape found painting to be a therapeutic and relaxing hobby during his recovery period, which made Painting with a Twist a natural fit.

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Used Cars In Evansville, My Experience

Finding a used car is difficult, but it would seem in the past 6 months it's becoming impossible to find value. At least in regards to what your money could buy at the end of 2013. Speaking from personal experience, I've found that the price of used cars in Evansville has skyrocketed, while the selection has dwindled. Turns out, after speaking with multiple car lots and salesmen, the issues are intertwined.

The short of this article is that I've seen the value in used cars shrink and I recommend avoiding Bennett Motors at all cost. For the long story, about buying cars and trucks in Evansville, please continue below and note that I do not have Heisenberg's problems.

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LLD Investments Credit Card Charge

Find out what the LLD Investments credit card charge is for, which as it turns out is a local restaurant to Evansville, IN.

McAlisters LogoThe latest charge on my credit card, which I had trouble reconciling was for LLD Investments.  This was the only company name associated with a charge on my credit card this week from Evansville, IN.  So what is LLD Investments?

LLD Investments is the name McAlister's processes credit cards under.  So, if you have had the pleasure at eating at the new McAlisters on Green River Road in Evansville and you use your credit card, expect an LLD Investments expense to show up on your next report.

It's a big problem when companies do not use a name associated with their business front.  While I try to keep a close eye on my credit card transaction history, sometimes I lose track.  Going back to match up companies with their processing alias can be daunting, especially in a case like LLD Investments.  I'll sleep easier at night now, knowing that it's not some racket stealing my credit card info, instead a tasty place to eat, the new McAlisters in Evansville.

 

PRE-AUTHORIZATION DEBIT AT BB *NONPROFIT(PENDING), SAN DIEGO, CA

PRE-AUTHORIZATION DEBIT AT BB *NONPROFIT(PENDING), SAN DIEGO, CA showed up on my credit card statement. As it turns out, this is the payment processor CMOE uses to run credit and debit cards.

Childrens Museum of Evansville Quack Factory
Quack Factory at CMOE

I had transaction on my credit card that I did not know what it was for.  As it turns out, after some research, it's a payment processor for many non-profit type businesses.  Some YMCA's use it and other organizations that accept donations.  However, I have not used my credit card for any of these institutions, but after some reconciling realized what the charge was actually for in Evansville, IN.

My family and I went to CMOE, the Childrens Museum of Evansville, on Sunday afternoon.  When they charge your credit card, the businesses name shows up as:

PRE-AUTHORIZATION DEBIT AT BB *NONPROFIT(PENDING), SAN DIEGO, CA

So, the charge is legitimate, and the amount was exactly what it cost for me, my wife, and daughter to spend the day at CMOE.  If you happen to see this charge show up on your debit card or credit card, it's most likely legitimate, just remember where you spent your money.  In this case, CMOE was responsible for the charge originating in San Diego, CA.  Companies, non-profit or not, should take more care in ensuring that the charges show up accurately on statements.  I'd hate to think that someone performed a charge-back, because they were not aware of what the transaction was for, since no identifying information is available.

CMOE Official Website - http://www.cmoekids.org/