Binge-Watch Craft Tutorials and Videos with Craftsy Unlimited FREE 7-Day Trial

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Winter is a great time to learn a new hobby, start a new DIY project or learn a new skill. Unleash your creativity, perfect your technique and make something meaningful with all sorts of online classes and craft projects from Craftsy.

I took the Craftsy Knitting for Beginners Class a while back and found it helpful and really easy to follow. Love being able to watch the instructional videos as many times as I want and at my own pace and schedule. Much less intimidating than an in-person class, too. I think I’m going to do a couple of their pet photography classes next!

Online classes are accessible from just about any internet-connected device including PC, Smartphones and iPad. In addition to working in all the major browsers, Craftsy apps are also available for both iOS and Android.

Until now, Craftsy has only offered classes for purchase on an individual basis, but we got some exciting news about a new membership that lets you watch all the classes you want! It’s like Netflix, but with unlimited interactive online classes in Photography, Cooking, Knitting, Cake Decorating, Weaving…even a whole course in Cinnamon Rolls from Classic to Contemporary. Pretty much anything you’d like to learn to do, Craftsy offers classes.

While you can still purchase individual a la carte classes if you prefer, the advantage of the unlimited subscription is that you can binge-watch hours of instructional video before deciding which supplies to buy to start a new project, craft or hobby. Is binge-crafting a thing? I think it should be. Anyway, a month of Unlimited costs about the same as buying one class a la carte.

With Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s the perfect time to create some handmade gifts for those close to your heart. Learn to make Cake Pops or create some Handmade Greeting Cards. A Craftsy subscription also makes a GREAT Valentine’s Day gift idea if your special someone is the creative type or wants to be.

Right now you can try a FREE 7-Day Trial of Craftsy Unlimited. If you can imagine it, you can create it with the help of Craftsy’s online instruction.

You’ll get access to thousands of classes and expert video tutorials in more than 16 different crafts, plus 600+ of the world’s leading creative experts, exclusive new videos released weekly, and unlimited access to all of the classes on Craftsy Unlimited. Once you’re an active member, you’ll even receive special member offers on supplies, recipes, patterns, and more!

Join the Craftsy community of 13 million makers to receive:

  • Unlimited access to 3,000 hours of expert video tutorials
  • Access to 600+ of the world’s leading creative experts
  • Exclusive new videos released weekly
  • Creative inspiration for less than $0.50 a day
  • Special member offers on crafting supplies, recipes, patterns and more
  • Visit this link to start your FREE 7-Day Trial of Craftsy Unlimited

After the free trial period, subscription rates are $14.99/month or an annual plan at $120/year. Cancel any time before the trial period ends and they will let you finish up the full 7 days for free. If you forget to cancel, contact Craftsy within 24 hours of being charged for a refund.  Visit Craftsy.com to learn more.

Goats of Anarchy: One Woman’s Quest to Save the World One Goat At A Time

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If you love cute animals and spend any time on the internet, then you’ve probably seen Goats of Anarchy. If not, stop what you are doing and watch this adorable video to see the story of one of the rescue goats in her duck costume (she wears it like a dog wears a ThunderShirt, to calm her anxiety):

Too cute, right?!? Anyway, there’s a new Goats of Anarchy book being released in a few days and it’s available to order NOW. It should ship out on March 15th, but may sell out quickly, as popular internet sensations are known to do. As with all Amazon book orders, it comes with the pre-release guarantee. Order now and if the price decreases before it is released, you only pay the lower price.

Order: Goats of Anarchy: One Woman’s Quest to Save the World One Goat At A Time. Hardcover; March 15, 2017.

From the publisher: Get ready to party—the goats are back in town! Based on the popular Instagram account, Goats of Anarchy takes you on a tour of Leanne’s goat rescue farm, a place where special-needs goats can heal, grow, and butt heads to their hearts’ content.

Join Pocket, Ella, Chibs, Lyla, Prospect and Polly–the goat who took the Internet by storm with her adorable duck costume–as they rumble, snuggle, pig out, dress up, and even teach you a few goat yoga moves to loosen your haunches. Whether they’re learning to walk or just romping around the farm, these horned and hooved heartbreakers will have you grinning ear to ear as they chew the scenery—literally!

About the author: Also known as “Goat Mama,” Leanne Lauricella is the founder of Goats of Anarchy, a non-profit organization that aims to rescue and rehabilitate baby goats with special needs. As a former city girl with a passion and compassion for animals, Leanne has developed a wildly popular and Webby award-winning Instagram account and continues to provide goats a happy and loving forever home at her sanctuary. When she left New York City for the wilds of New Jersey in 2011, Leanne Lauricella knew nothing about animal sanctuaries. She started her Instagram account, @goatsofanarchy, shortly after getting her first two goats, Jax and Opie. Today, Leanne’s Instagram has over 400,000 followers, and is the winner of the 2016 People’s Voice Webby Award for Animal-Based Social Media Account. [Read more…]

Holiday Gift Guide: New GoPro Action Cameras @BestBuy #GoProatBestBuy

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Want to be a hero with your family this holiday season? Get a really awesome gift that everyone can enjoy all year long: a new GoPro HERO action camera!

GoPro cameras make perfect holiday gifts for everyone, from kids and teens, to pet parents, bloggers and gadget gurus. Even your dog can wear one…and could even become the next YouTube video sensation! GoPro’s new line of cameras allow you to beautifully and authentically capture and share the experiences that bring purpose, adventure, and joy to your life.

There are 3 new action cameras to choose from:

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GoPro HERO4 Black: the most advanced GoPro ever, featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates, HERO4 Black takes award‐winning GoPro performance to a whole new level.

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GoPro HERO4 Silver: the first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display. Controlling the camera, playing back footage and adjusting settings is ultra-convenient—just view, tap and swipe the screen. With 1080p60 and 720p120 video, and 12MP photos at a staggering 30 frames per second, HERO4 Silver combines powerful, pro-quality capture with the convenience of a touch display.

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GoPro HERO: Featuring high‐quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video, and 5MP photos up to 5 fps, HERO captures the same immersive footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world. 12x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates.

Want to know where get it? Best Buy is the home of the latest cameras and camcorders, including the full line of new GoPro cameras, plus a broad assortment of accessories.

Learn more at www.bestbuy.com/GoPro or visit your local Best Buy to check out the latest cameras in person.

Watch FREE Online DIY, Craft, Cooking & Photography Classes Anytime!

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Baby, it’s COLD outside! If you’re going a bit stir crazy being stuck indoors, or are just looking to learn some new skills or start on a fun new project, you don’t want to miss the FREE mini-classes available online over at Craftsy.com!

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With the FREE Bucket Bag Class, you could make a super CUTE bag for the dog park or handy storage bine to keep all your fur kid’s toys and gear together! In addition to needle crafts including knitting, quilting, sewing and crochet, you can also learn cake decorating, photography, perfect pizza making, fondant basics, and a bunch of other FUN stuff.

Woof Woof Papa is always on me about being more careful when I’m chopping things in the kitchen, so I’m interested in the FREE Knife Skills Class…check it out:

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Craftsy also offers reasonably-priced full-length classes online and with all their free and paid classes, you do them on your own schedule, and on any laptop, computer, table or device you want. You can watch and restart them as much as you want and even ask questions and get tips from the instructor and other students. I’ve done the online Knitting course and love how easy it was to follow and how well-done the whole thing was!

Visit Craftsy HERE to check out all the FREE mini courses and get started on a fun new project of your own!