Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Black Friday 2011 Special - Video Tape to DVD - 8mm Film to DVD - Transfer for Less

This is the most amazing BLACK FRIDAY deal that I have ever seen!


A great Christmas gift for the entire family!

Must mention that you saw on
All About Mesa, AZ's blog or Facebook to get this great deal!

8mm Film to DVD - $6.95
  • Includes 8mm and Super 8mm film
  • No set up fees.  No hassles
  • Price reflects 50 foot reels
  • Flicker free transfers!
  • Frame by frame scan of film
For new orders only

Video Tape to DVD - $8.95
  • Includes ALL camcorder tapes
  • VHS-C, Hi-8, Mini DV, Beta
  • No Minimums, No Hassles
  • Price per tape up to 2 hours
For new orders only

Mesa Store Location
On Lindsay just north of Main St in Mesa

116 N. Lindsay Rd Suite #15
Mesa, AZ 85213


9am - 6pm
Monday through 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mesa Turkey Trot - Thanksgiving Day 2011


10K Run, 9:00 AM

2 Mile Fun Run/Walk, 8:30 AM

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, 8:15 AM

Race Day Registration/Pick Up, 7:00 AMLocation

Red Mountain Park

7745 E Brown Rd

Mesa, AZ

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Wright Orthodontics in Mesa, Arizona

I took my daughter to Wright Orthodontics to get braces. 

I was VERY impressed with Dr. Wright and his staff!

  - Professional/Friendly - A great bunch of people!

She chose pink!
She LOVES her braces!

She got an ice cream treat!
....many flavors to choose from!
Contact WRIGHT Orthodontics today to schedule your free orthodontic consultation. With two locations in Mesa they offer convenient weekday hours, as well as before- and after-school appointments. Get the bright, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.

(480) 835-0567 - Central Mesa

(480) 969-1514 - East Mesa

For more information go to: Wright Orthodontics' Website

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Labor Day Weekend Furniture Sale - Home Sleep Home - Mesa, AZ

Home Sleep Home is a family owned and operated furniture store in Supersition Springs Mall (where Mervyns use to be)

  • Great customer service
  • Great knowledge of products
  • Gave me a great deal
  • I will return!
I went to Home Sleep Home looking for a new mattress - mine is older than my oldest child - NOT GOOD!

I tried 7 or 8 of them including 1 ORGANIC

The salesperson asked tons of questions to match the perfect mattress to my needs & wants

I finally narrowed my search to 3 mattresses - 2 Sealys (1 foam 1 latex) & a Stearns & Foster

They asked me to lie down a minimum of 15 minutes on each mattress to make sure it gave me the comfort and support I wanted - I learned that it takes about 30 days to get used to a new mattress.

They have a washable mattress protector that prevents moisture, dust & dander from getting to mattress. If you don't use this special kind of mattress protector, your mattress can double in weight every 8- 10 yr. YUCK!  Also, not using a mattress protector can void the warranty if an adjuster sees stains on the mattress. Interesting, huh?

I was at Home Sleep Home days before the Labor Day weekend - yet, they offered to me the Labor Day sale price.  I liked that!

Although the store is called Home Sleep Home, they also have a lot of other furniture.  And, I saw several pieces that I really liked - I'll be back!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Alegnas Homes - Helping Foster and Adoptive Parents

I had the privilege of meeting with Angela, the creator of Alegans Homes.  I learned that there are very few services/support for foster and adoptive parents and the children they serve.  Alegnas Homes is a nonprofit organization in the process of becoming 501 C-3.   They serve foster and adoptive families.   They are in the process of raising money to building a community center where these families can come together to learn, heal, play, grow and support one another.

To learn more:  Click here to go to Alegnas Homes' website

Alegnas Homes is participating in a contest to earn money through Pepsi – you can help Alegnas Homes to win the contest by going to the Pepsi site and voting for Alegnas Homes Click Here - TO VOTE - Pepsi Site OR by texting 108030 to Pepsi (73774) . *Standard text messaging rates apply.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Gold Dust Estates - Lindsay and McKellips in Mesa

Gold Dust Estates - CASH for Gold and Silver!

I went through my jewelry chest and gathered all of the jewelry that I didn't like and/or haven't worn in years.  I took it to several shops in Mesa - Gold Dust Estates gave me the best offer.
They tested my gold and weighed it

- and gave me $600.00 CASH! For junk jewelry!

VERY HAPPY! - Pleasant experience!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Paragon Cycling - Your Bike Shop - Helpful Helmet Information

WHEN PARAGON CYCLING SELLS A BICYCLE, they always ask whether you have a good helmet, too. Why? Because they know that head protection is the most important safeguard when cycling. In fact, according to the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute, if they'd been wearing helmets, 90 percent of bicyclists who were seriously injured or died in accidents in recent years would have survived with treatable injuries.

The thing that makes helmets so important is how high your head is above the ground when you're riding. That's a long way to fall and quite an impact if you strike your head. Fortunately, all of Paragon's helmets offer outstanding protection. They're even tested by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to ensure that they'll do their job.

Go to Paragon Cycling's website for helpful information and many guidelines about how to choose the correct helmet.  Paragon Cycling

Divorce Asset Search

"Divorces Are Expensive...."
".....performing an asset search early provides a great starting point critical to your success!"

During tough economic times, it's critical to utilize tools that provide you with the greatest value. Divorce Asset Search is confident in their ability to successfully locate assets. As a result, they'll provide you with a report for only $295. The report summarizes assets by major category and provides you with the names of financial institutions, the corresponding account numbers and the city the asset is located. They will search for the following assets:

  • Cash
  • Corporations
  • Income
  • Insurance Distributions
  • Partnerships
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Retirement Fair Market Values
  • Stocks & Bonds

For more information about Divorce Asset Search:  Divorce Asset Search

Friday, May 20, 2011

Silke's American Grill - Friday Fish Fry

Friday Fish Fry at Silke's includes:

Fried Fish
French Fries
Cole Slaw
Soup OR Salad

Buy one get one half off
$10.99 for 1st dinner $4.99 for 2nd dinner

Silke's American Grill is located in the Bashas' shopping center - NW corner of McKellips and Gilbert in Mesa.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Best Bathroom in Mesa - Yogurt Kingdom

Best bathroom in Mesa goes to... Yogurt Kingdom!
There is a beautiful mural in the ladies' room… it has two mistakes painted into it… I found one....cannot find the other!!!! If you find both - tell an employee of Yogurt Kingdom - get a FREE treat!  

Yogurt Kingdom – NOT your average yogurt shop! You must check them out! – Signal Butte and Southern in Mesa.

Monday, May 16, 2011

MEXICAN FOOD -- Lunch for UNDER $5.00

Salsa Cabana Mexican Grill - NE corner of Brown and Greenfield

Lunch for UNDER $5.00! Amazing Value! M-F 11-2

Includes: One Item, Rice, Beans, Chips and Salsa, AND a medium drink!

If you haven't been to Salsa Cabana... do yourself a favor and GO...

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Why Cycling's The Best Exercise - Paragon Cycling in Mesa, AZ

Why Cycling's The Best Exercise

Few things are as fun as riding a bicycle! Whether you're soft pedaling around the neighborhood to beat a humid summer night, or blazing along your favorite rollercoaster road, nothing's as much fun as riding a bicycle. The wind on your face, the tug of gravity as you carve corners and zip downhills, the endorphin rush of topping a tough climb: experience the magic today!

Paragon Cycling's website has lots of great information about cycling: 

The History of The Wright House - The Wright House Garden Reception Centre - Mesa, AZ

The History of The Wright House

Whether as a family home or wedding site, The Wright House has always been a place of warmth, beauty and entertainment.

Every home has a soul, made up of brick and mortar and the memories lived there. The soul of The Wright House was born in the 1930’s as a farmhouse outside the young city of Mesa, Arizona. It had its own well for water, and a white picket fence fronted a dirt road that ran into Tempe where the old Hayden Flour Mill was in full operation.

In the 1930’s the home was purchased by Lorenzo & Teresa Wright. Lorenzo and his son, Harold, started a grocery business in Mesa that operated for 50 years.

In 1945, Harold and his wife, Leah, bought the house from Lo & Teresa. They remodeled, adding some rooms, and Leah planted many flowers and some of the trees and shrubs that still remain.

Harold and Leah raised four children, creating many happy memories. In the early days, they often invited guests to ride horses on the twenty acres behind the house, cooked steaks & entertained dignitaries traveling through Mesa.

Harold’s son, Michael, and his wife, Peggy, developed the home into The Wright House, Garden Reception Centre in July of 1991. Since then they have been working to continuously improve the property and make it into an ideal setting for weddings, receptions, and all other special events.

The soul of The Wright House has always been one of peace, beauty, and entertainment. We hope that you and your guests will enjoy the special spirit that dwells here.

For more about The Wright House:

Pirates Fish & Chips in Mesa, AZ

Pirates Fish & Chips - NE corner of Lindsay and University in Mesa.

Great Fish & Chips and other food ... I recommend the fried zucchini!

Drive thru... or dine outside in the shade and/or go in the evening while we are experiencing this amazing weather!

My daughter likes to hit the drive-thru after school to get an ice cream cone... chocolate, vanilla, or swirl... .55 all day!
AND they sell crushed ice by the bag for only .99!
You've gotta "like" that!

Friday, May 6, 2011

FREE Yogurt for Mom! - Happy Mother's Day! - From Yogurt Kingdom - Mesa, AZ

Yogurt Kingdom is treating Moms to yogurt for Mother's Day.

When:  Saturday May 7th and Sunday May 8th

Where:  Yogurt Kingdom
              (N.E.Corner Signal Butte Rd & Southern)

Yogurt Kingdom has 84 different toppings and several flavors of yogurt.  Yogurt Kingdom isn't just a yogurt shop... it's an experience!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo at Salsa Cabana

Today - Cinco de Mayo - Margaritas only $3.50 each
Strawberry, Lime, Mango, - ALL DAY 

Also... lunch from 11-2
$4.99.... 1 item, rice, beans, chips and salsa, and a soda.
Salsa Cabana NE corner of Brown and Greenfield in Mesa

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Wright Orthodontics in Mesa, Arizona - $500 Off and a FREE iPod Touch

$500 Off and a FREE iPod Touch with a full set of Braces or Invisalign Teeth Straightening!
$500 OFF usual and customary fees.  One coupon per person. New patients only.  Must present coupon at initial consultation.

Do you have a flat tire? - Paragon Cycling in Mesa

QUICK FIX: You Got A Flat!

PROBLEM: Drat! Your brand-new bike got a flat tire.

CAUSE: Usually, it's from riding over glass or hitting a hole "pinch-flatting" the tube.

SOLUTION: Don't panic! Flats happen and are easy and cheap to fix. Paragon Cycling will repair it while you wait, or just ask, and they'll teach you how!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Paragon Cycling is a Retail Bicycle Shop in Mesa, AZ

Paragon Cycling is a retail bicycle shop located in Mesa, Arizona specializing in you, the customer! They love cycling and want you to have the same experience with this fantastic sport. Whether you are thinking about getting into riding a bike or a competitive cyclist, they can help you with any of your cycling needs. They have a great reputation for bike repairs of any make or model with a very knowledgeable staff overseen by a certified mechanic trained at the United Bicycle Institute in Oregon.

Go in and meet the owner, Ray.  He is one of the nicest guys on this earth... and he knows bikes!  Let him know how he can help you. While you are there, check out the lineup of bikes from Marin, Blue Competition Cycles, Raleigh, Diamondback and Torelli.

Or, go to their website... lots and lots of  information on what bike is best for you, bicycle repairs, products and more!

With everything they have to offer, they want you to love your cycling experience!

Click here to go to our website - Paragon Cycling

The Wright House on Sonoran Living - Friday April 29th

You won't want to miss The Wright House on Sonoran Living this Friday April 29th. Show airs from 11 am -Noon.  I love the Wright House and all its beauty!  I can't wait to watch!

If you missed The Wright House on Channel 3 "Your Life A to Z" the link is below:
The Wright House on "Your Life A to Z"

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Brunch at de la Cruz Bistro in Mesa, AZ

Easter Brunch at

de la Cruz Bistro
10 West Main Street

Seafood & Omelet Stations, Eggs Benedict, Shrimp Cocktail, Snow Crab Claws, Eggs, Bacon, Fresh Fruit, Chocolate Fountain & Much More!

  • Grass on the Patio,
  • $28 per person
  • Call now to make your reservations! - 480-258-6942

Monday, April 18, 2011

Mesa Arizona Easter Pageant "Jesus the Christ"

Easter, for many people, is about more than chocolate bunnies and jellybeans.  The Easter Pageant play is for all religions, ages, and cultures – it is based on the King James version of the Bible.
When:  April 19 -23
8 p.m.

The Pageant stage is erected each year at the west end of the Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors’
Center north lawn, 525 East Main St., Mesa, AZ 85204. Audience members sit in the grass “bowl”
on the north side of the Visitors’ Center.

Parking is available on streets surrounding the Temple and Visitors’ Center property, as well as
side streets. In addition, there is parking for about 600-700 cars on an unpaved lot, just west of
Pioneer Park (on the north side of Main Street, directly across the street from the pageant venue).
Additional parking spaces are available behind Dairy Queen on Main Street, east of the temple.

Seating is strictly first-come, first-served, with no general reserved seating. There is seating
(metal chairs) available for about 8,000 people. You may want to bring a blanket to put on the
chairs as the metal can get cold at night. Also, audience members are welcome to bring their own
blankets and lawn chairs to sit on if there is free grass space.
For more information:
Easter Pageant 2011 - FAQs

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wright Orthodontics in Mesa, Arizona - Specializing in Orthodontics for Children and Adults

Get the "Wright" smile!

Wright Orthodontics, gives its patients many orthodontic options and helps to decide which technique will work best for their lifestyle and unique needs. Dr. Wright offers Invisalign and Invisalign Teen invisible braces, Damon System self-ligating brackets, and Ice™ Brackets, as well as traditional braces.

They treat their patients like their own family and friends and strive to create a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Their offices use the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure their patients receive the highest quality care.  They try their best to provide their patients with an affordable way to achieve the smile they’ve always desired.

Contact WRIGHT Orthodontics today to schedule your free orthodontic consultation. With two locations in Mesa they offer convenient weekday hours, as well as before- and after-school appointments.  Get the bright, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.

(480) 835-0567 - Central Mesa

(480) 969-1514 - East Mesa

For more information go to:  Wright Orthodontics' Website

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Yogurt Kingdom In Mesa, Arizona

Yogurt Kingdom, Healthy Self-Serve Premium Frozen Yogurt, 14 Flavors, 60 Toppings.

Enjoy yogurt from 21 pumps + toppings while gazing at a 20 X 60 ft mural painted by famed artist Wes R. Pack, his creation of a mushroom forest with a yogurt castle background + hidden animal, names and messages with more to be added is genius. Large seating, truly unique tables and Caribbean blue benches.

Alice has found her wonderland and it's at Yogurt Kingdom in Mesa, AZ.  This is not your average yogurt shop. It's a family night club with a G-Rating.

Contact Yogurt Kingdom for church, charity, or schools fund raisers. All groups are welcome.

Located at:
1113 So.Signal Butte Rd. Mesa, Az.85208 (N.E.Corner Signal Butte Rd & Southern)

Phone: 480-984-0001

Monday, March 28, 2011

Mesa CPA's - Chaffee Traasdahl Company, CPA's

Does a dependent child have to file a tax return?
A question came in yesterday concerning when a dependent child must file a tax return. The short simplified answer is that if their income is over $400 reported on a 1099, or over $5,700 reported on a W-2, or if they had income tax withheld for which they want to claim a refund then they are required to file a return.

Matta Family History Part Two

 Chris Matta continues to tell about Matta Family history.  You will find Part One at Matta Family History Part One
Well let's see, since we last talked I had a chance to visit with my Aunt Gloria. Gloria is Manuel and Mary Lou's (my grandparents) eldest daughter. It turns out that one of the main reasons for the move out of Los Angeles was Mary Lou's asthma (I guess they didn't know about Valley Fever yet). Actually that was a pretty common doctor recommendation in those days---due to the dry climate.

Another thing Aunt Gloria shared with me was a wonderful picture of a very young Matta family taken in the spring of 1950 just before they left for their Arizona adventure. Pictured is Manuel (32 years old), Mary Lou (?? years old), Gloria (?? years old) and little David (5). ????? like I'm going to give up my grandmother's and my favorite aunt's age. I'd get my Matta card revoked for that. Just ask the much younger than me, Aunt Lisa, she'll tell ya all about it. One thing I've never been able to figure out is how her twin brother Louie is older than me. Hmmmm?? By the way, all my Aunties are my favorite ;o) (just in case Lisa reads this). Let's just say Gloria is older than David and Mary Lou's got both kids beat :0). I know I'm dropping names like flies in a bug zapper. The only of my dad's siblings I haven't mentioned is Robert but that's getting way ahead of myself. We'll talk about them later after they've been born. They're not going anywhere. Besides we haven't even opened the restaurant yet.

Next time I'll talk about their move back to Pecos, Texas to learn the restaurant business from Manuel's younger brother, Ben. Yeah, I know, they moved again! Don't worry, they will come back to Mesa and plant roots and open Matta’s, a Mesa tradition that continues to this day.

Don't forget to "like" Matta's Mexican Grill on FACEBOOK and check in on FOUR SQUARE using you smart phone. Each time you do check in you'll receive a free soda with any food purchase and the Mayor will receive a free appetizer (one per month. Offers not valid at the Riverview location)

Friday, March 11, 2011

New Times Magazine Named Mesa’s 2nd Friday Block Party the “Best of Phoenix!”

Mesa's 2nd Friday is this Friday evening March 11, 2011

It is Mesa's 2nd Friday “GREEN” event!
There will be vendors promoting green products, a Jade Buddha promoting universal peace, and even some green Martians!

Friday, March 11 · 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Historic Downtown Mesa

Mesa, AZ

Mesa's 2nd Friday Facebook Page

New Times Magazine Named Mesa’s 2nd Friday Block Party the “Best of Phoenix!”

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Spring Training, Mesa, AZ - Where to go AFTER the Game?

It's beautiful weather for a spring training game in Mesa, Arizona.

The question is:  Where to go AFTER the game?

Two of my favorite places to eat are offering 20% off - Yep!  Anyone with a ticket for the game will get 20% OFF their bill.

Only Good on game days. Before or after the game.

Salsa Cabana Mexican Grill

is located at:

Brown and Greenfield in Mesa, AZ

Their fish tacos were:

♥ Voted the Best in the East Valley by "Get Out" Magazine.

Go taste them!

A few restrictions apply for Salsa Cabana's 20% off.  *Doesn't include their lunch specials... which, by the way, are a crazy smokin' deal already!!!  $4.99 for 1 item, rice, beans, a soft drink AND chips and salsa!!!  Also, doesn't include alcohol.

Silke's American Grill

is located at:

2036 N. Gilbert Road, Suite 6, Mesa, AZ, 85203

Phone 480-844-1506

Hours Mon - Sat: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sun: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Everything at Silke's is delicious, but you've gotta try their Lahvosh!

CPA's in Mesa, Arizona - It's Almost Tax Time!

A little publicized change to the Arizona State Tax Code this year allows Private School Tuition Credit contributions to be made before April 15, 2011 and claimed as a credit on an individual’s 2010 income tax return. This applies to the Private School Tuition only and not to the Public School ECA credit.

Contact our office if you have questions.
Phone: 480-734-1340

Chaffee Traasdahl Company, CPA's -- now on Facebook.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Matta's Mexican Grill at Brown and Higley AND Matta's Grill and Cantina at Riverview

On Tuesday March 22nd Matta's Mexican Grill @ Higley and Brown and Matta's Grill and Cantina @ Riverview will be hosting a Benefit Day for family friend and long time Mesa resident Rick Mendoza. He is the eldest son of Norman Mendoza and Sandy Raymond and Grandson of longtime former Mesa Police Chief Ramon Mendoza. Rick grew up here in Mesa and was a graduate of Westwood High's class of 1983. He suffers from Polycystic Kidney Disease and is in need of a kidney transplant. We are asking for your help by coming in and dinning with us on March 22 at either of our two locations. A portion of the proceeds for that day will help defray the many expenses not covered by medical insurance. This great cause, So come out and enjoy your favorite Matta's dish and help a friend in need.

Thanks for your consideration,

The Matta Family

Like Matta's Mexican Grill on FACEBOOK