Monday, July 28, 2014

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
Welcome to ThePotters-Place
ThePotters-Place has created this Privacy Policy in order to set forth the principles governing our information-gathering and dissemination practices, including but not limited to such activities as forums, chat rooms, personal profile pages, product reviews, article commentary, blogs, RSS feeds and newsletters, among other offerings. ThePotters-Place has a strong commitment to the privacy of our users. Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to information collected through ThePotters-Place and not to information collected offline or to information you may provide to any third-party sites to which ThePotters-Place may link, except as expressly provided herein.
Information We Collect
There are two kinds of information that ThePotters-Place can obtain about you: “Anonymous Information” and “Personally Identifiable Information.”
“Anonymous Information” consists of non-personally-identifiable data, such as your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address or domain, or information about your usage on ThePotters-Place that is used for administrative purposes only. For example, an IP address is a unique string of numbers that is assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. We may collect our users’ IP addresses for such purposes as to help diagnose problems with our servers and to report aggregate information to our advertisers, corporate affiliates and consultants, and to third parties that perform particular services on our behalf.

We may also use the information linked to IP addresses to ban users who violate our Terms and Conditions of use.

“Personally Identifiable Information” is any information that personally identifies you, such as your name, street address, email address, or telephone number. We collect such information when, for example, you enter a contest, subscribe to our email newsletter, and participate in other interactive online activities such as forums.

When we collect Personally Identifiable Information from you, you will have the opportunity to “opt in” to receive email or other digital communications from us and/or our business partners.

If you have submitted your personal information to ThePotters-Place, you may correct, amend or delete the Personally Identifiable Information maintained on file about you if it is incorrect.

In all cases, we will only use your information as permitted by law. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Privacy Policy, however, we may disclose Personally Identifiable Information to others if we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law or with legal process; (b) protect and defend our rights and property; (c) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Site; or (d) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public. Please note that we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.
Use of “Cookies”
ThePotters-Place uses “cookies” – data that is transferred from ThePotters-Place to your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and to save your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit ThePotters-Place. Some of the advertisements appearing on ThePotters-Place are delivered by our third-party ad network, DoubleClick. In the course of serving advertisements, DoubleClick may place or recognize a unique “cookie” in your browser’s cache, and may use Anonymous Information (including date/time of the banner ad displayed, the ad that was displayed and the IP address of the visitor) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you and to collect statistical information. For more information about DoubleClick’s privacy policy, please click here. If you would like to “opt out” of having a unique cookie placed on your hard drive by DoubleClick, please click here or here.
Disclosure of Information through Business Transfers
As we continue to develop our business, we may buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses, and in so doing, acquire customer information. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. Similarly, in the event that a portion or all of ThePotters-Place’s assets are sold or transferred to a third party, customer information (including your email address) would likely be one of the transferred business assets.
Third Party Web Sites
ThePotters-Place contains links to third-party Web sites not owned or controlled by ThePotters-Place. ThePotters-Place is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third-party Web sites. Inclusion of any linked Web site on ThePotters-Place does not imply or express an approval or endorsement of the linked Web site by us, or of any of the content, opinions, products or services provided on these Web sites. Even if an affiliation exists between ThePotters-Place and a third-party Web site, we exercise no control over linked sites. Each of these linked sites maintains its own independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures. If you visit a Web site via a link from one of our Sites, we encourage you to consult that Web site’s privacy policy before providing any personal information, and whenever interacting with any such Web site.
Public Forums
ThePotters-Place may make chat rooms, forums, blogs, article commenting, and personal profile pages available to users. Please remember that any such information that you may choose to provide in these areas becomes accessible to the public, and also becomes the property of ThePotters-Place in accordance with our Terms and Conditions, and we may use such information in any way that we see fit. Consequently, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information or to upload material of any kind.
Security
ThePotters-Place has reasonable security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Security of information communicated by or to us over the Internet is of utmost concern to us; however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that your email, like most, if not all, unencrypted Internet communications, may potentially be accessed and viewed by other Internet users, without your knowledge and permission, while in transit to us. For that reason, to protect your privacy, please do not use email to communicate information to us that you consider confidential. While we strive to protect your personal information, ThePotters-Place cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Once we receive your transmission, we will use reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our internal systems. Depending on the nature of the inquiry, your communication may be discarded or archived.
Policy Regarding Minors
Children should always ask parents before providing any personal information online. No information should be submitted to or posted on ThePotters-Place by any minor (a person under 18 years of age) without the consent of a parent or guardian. Unless otherwise disclosed during collection, we do not knowingly provide any Personally Identifiable Information about minors, regardless of its source, nor is this information knowingly used by ThePotters-Place for any marketing or promotional purposes. Minors are not eligible to participate in contests.

ThePotters-Place abides by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. In the event that we learn that we have collected information from any child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete this information from our database as quickly as reasonably possible. If you believe that any Site has collected any information about anyone under 13, please contact ThePotters-Place’s Site Administrator via postal mail or email at one of the addresses listed below.
Financial Relationships
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Limitation of Liability
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Consent and Modifications to this Privacy Statement
ThePotters-Place is controlled, operated and administered entirely within the United States. By using ThePotters-Place and/or participating in the activities of ThePotters-Place Community, you signify your agreement to the terms of this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree with this Privacy Statement, please do not disclose any personal information through our site. ThePotters-Place may modify this Privacy Statement at any time, at its discretion, and modifications are effective upon being posted on this the applicable Site. You are responsible for reviewing this Privacy Statement periodically to ensure that you are aware of any changes to it.
This Privacy Policy is effective as of December 2013 and supersedes all earlier versions of our Privacy Policy


Friday, July 25, 2014

Entry Way

In our home we take off our shoes as we enter.  It is a bit of a pain putting them on and off but our home stays so much cleaner if we do.  Now, having said that, we have been over taken by shoes!!! 
We can't even get in or out without breaking an ankle.
UNTIL...
...Ikea came to the rescue.  As I was shopping there recently I found these great 
They fit perfectly in our entryway!!!
I also added an Ikea shelf with lots of Ikea picture frames and a mirror {to check myself out before I answer the door}.
I also turned the huge picture frame into a chalkboard then hung it on the wall.  And last but not least, I painted my rug and turned it into a hop scotch mat. Not only is our entryway practical but it is so cute.
*I was given the storage cabinets for review but all opinions are my own!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Body Image

When I find something I love, I have to share it. This is kinda like calling my sister and telling her about a good deal! So today I want to share with you this book I have been reading.  I am constantly trying to learn more about fitness and this is a good read.
By:Greg Marshall 
He really knows his stuff when it comes to fitness.
I thought it would be so fun to have him post today.

Body Image

Body image is defined as the way you view your body as far as attractiveness and overall appearance. Your body image is shaped throughout your life, but especially through your childhood experiences. Comments by your friends and family are often instrumental in having a positive or negative body image.
Self-image is your sense of self, including your body and personality traits such as whether you think you are outgoing, confident, or insecure. It is also defined by how you perceive that others value you.
I am here to affirm that your value as a person is not what the scale says or what the magazines and media tell you that you should be. Both your body image and your self-image need to be realistic and healthy in order for you to be able to make the changes in your lifestyle that will create the fitness and health that you desire. 
You need to protect a healthy self-image. If you don’t consistently feed your mind positive thoughts about who you are and what you are capable of achieving, you won’t be able to get long-lasting fitness results no matter how good the workout and diet programs are. Do you know why? Because if you don’t foster a healthy self-image, diet and exercise programs will only be Band-Aids on much deeper and bigger problems.
This wound of a bad self-image and negative body image can be dealt with, though. Start by asking yourself questions that will help you reveal your mental trouble areas. Doing so helps you focus and makes it possible to work on the core problems.
How do you feel about your body?
Is the happiness in your day based on what the scale says?
Are you comfortable discussing some of your insecurities with your close friends or family?
Do you feel if you are not “perfect” or “better” looking you can’t attract a relationship or that you don’t deserve one?
When was the first time you actually felt proud or ashamed of your body?
Why did you feel that way?
Are some of your health or nutrition habits designed to punish yourself?
Really dig deep when answering these questions. The more detailed you can be, the greater results you will have.
What you will find by answering these questions are the key motivators—often unconscious—of your behavior and health habits.
When you see yourself being motivated by negative energy, make the effort to change your inner dialogue. For example, if you are thinking “I am so fat” all the time, consciously replace that with “I can make choices that make me healthier every day.” Repeat it to yourself often, and over time it becomes your new inner dialogue.
The goal is to be able to be motivated by positive energy so that you can have long-term healthy results.
Society and You
All advertising is designed to hit your insecurities so that you can purchase things to fix yourself. You know, like the picture of the guy with the perfect abs or the girl with the thighs that don’t have an ounce of cellulite on them.
But remind yourself that those pictures are airbrushed and digitally enhanced for the specific purpose of attacking your inner core self-value and your self-image in order to take money out of your wallet and put it into the pocket of Company X.
I personally hate this marketing tactic. It certainly gives people the wrong impression about how they should look and feel. I have a friend who works very closely in the “industry of perception,” as I like to call it, and he says that everything that they do is to make us believe that we, the general public, are somehow “messed up” and need to be fixed.
I want to challenge you to stop comparing yourself to those photographs in magazines and ad campaigns. It’s okay to like how the pictures look and want to strive to achieve similar attributes, but it is not okay to base your self-worth on those pictures.
We are not “messed up” physically but we are getting “messed up” mentally by giving up on our own potential when we think we can’t measure up to images of body that are illusions.
Instead, the best way to measure your success is to compete against yourself. Know what specific goals you want to achieve. Know why you want to achieve them.
Look at your core issues and face them. Change your inner dialogue. Know that part of the achievement is simply working to better yourself every day. Then focus 100 percent of your energies on reaching those goals and before you know it you will be there! Healthier in body and mind.

Greg Marshall is the head trainer at both 
The Gym at City Creek and The Gym at Station Park. 
Visit www.thegymatcitycreek.com or www.thegymatstationpark.com for more information. You can also follow him on Instagram @thefiture

Thanks, Greg.
This sure makes me rethink the way I think about myself and STOP comparing myself to others!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

DIY Garland - Studio 5

I was asked to make a Dixie cup garland for Studio 5.
If you want to watch the segment go here.
I loved making these.  It was seriously the easiest thing to do.  I took a strand of Christmas lights and some Dixie cups
{I also found clear plastic, red and blue Solo cups}.
I cut an X in the top {actually it is the bottom of the cup} of each cup and inserted each light.
I also found little battery powered lights at the dollar store and made a few garlands out of the red and blue cups.  For our Utah garland, I added some ribbons and other trim in between the cups.
Bring on football season.
Go Utes!!!

Did you like my darling outfit?
I am in LOVE with basically anything from
Agnes & Dora {skirt} and NoVae Clothing {shirt}.

Well, I'm giving one away so we can be twinners!!!!
Actually I wanted two winners so
one winner
can choose either the coral or navy blue top from NoVae Clothing and one winner
will win their choice of an Agnes & Dora pencil skirt.

All you have to do is enter here.

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