Saturday, October 17, 2015

Free LEGO mini build at Toys "R" Us today!

There is a free LEGO mini build at your local Toys "R" Us today from 12pm-2pm.
This time it's a LEGO City Kayak! *While supplies last, one per child 

See their website for more details!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp

The Family Summer Camp is winding down at Bass Pro Shops; but don't you worry- you still have time to participate! The Family Summer Camp is going on through Sunday, July 26th, with workshops being held on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday! The best part is all activities, workshops, and crafts are FREE!
The kids workshops are just under 30 minutes each, and they include a class, a handout with questions, a scavenger hunt in store, games and a coloring sheet, and you receive a pin for participating. There are 9 workshops in all. They also have a lanyard, while supplies last.
Workshop schedule: 
12 pm Bird Watching
1 pm Fishing
2 pm Archery 
3 pm Kayaking
4 pm Backyard Adventures
12 pm Archery 
1 pm Shooting & Hunting 
2 pm Travel Safety 
3 pm Water Safety 
4 pm Camping
12 pm Fishing
1 pm Water Safety
2 pm Shooting & Hunting
3 pm Kayaking
4 pm Bird Watching
12 pm Shooting & Hunting
1 pm Archery 
2 pm Travel Safety 
3 pm Camping 
4 pm Backyard Adventure

In addition to the workshops they have an Archery Range, Casting Buckets, and a Daisy BB Gun Range (Some age restrictions apply) from noon until 5 pm.
We love the staff at the Orlando location. Even though he is a little bit too little for some of their activities on his own, they are really great and get on his level to help him.

Last, but definitely not least, our favorite parts are the crafts, they are from noon-2 pm (although ours usually has them through 5 pm!) For the final week, (Tuesday the 21st, Thursday the 23rd, Saturday the 25th & Sunday the 26th) they will be making a lady bug clip magnet. 
 This is the bee wind chime that he made on the first week!
Make sure you stop in to see the activities if you are in the area.  They are a lot of fun and very informative!  See their website for more details! 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Events around town this weekend

This weekend is full of fun free events!!

One of our never miss events- the second Saturday of the month Lowe's Build and Grow! It fills up fast, but there could be walk in spots available after 10:15.

St Cloud Life Community & Business Extravaganza is a HUGE community event in downtown St Cloud on Saturday from 10-4. Notable things going on- Home Depot Kids Workshop, food trucks, Wing Wars, sidewalk chalk drawings, live entertainment, classic cars, and more!

Community Appreciation Day & Open House at the Osceola Countu Sheriff's Office, on Saturday from 10-2. Meet Sheriff Hansell, meet the Deputies, learn what the office does, check out their vehicles up close & personal (without having to be in trouble!) Learn about various groups in your community! Lots of fun for the kids too, face painting, bounce houses and more! 

Leu Gardens is having their Plant Sale this weekend, Saturday AND Sunday from 9-5. Admission is free for both the sale and the beautiful gardens for the event! They will have experts on hand to help you pick the perfect plants for your landscape! Mark sure to bring a wagon or a cart to haul around your great plant finds! 

Saturday, February 21, 2015


Now I'm not claiming to be an expert, and by no means am I an extreme couponer, but I do manage to save 30-50% off my grocery bills consistently; and sometimes way more if I'm lucky! I'm in Florida and we don't do any of the double/triple coupons, so it's not as high as you can get in some places. I do most of my shopping at Publix (regional grocery store), Target, Walmart and CVS. All of them take manufacturer's coupons in addition to having store coupons. I love being able to stack both a manufacturer's coupon with a store coupon, (and even better with a sale on top of that!) that's where I get a lot of my savings! Couponing isn't a quick activity, but after a few weeks, you'll get the hang of it and I can promise you the extra time is definitely worth it with the money you'll save!

My first step is checking out the blogs, facebook groups, and Instagram. These lovely people do a TON of the hard work for you. They get the ads, go through the coupons and list the great match ups.
Then I go through my coupons and work on what my good deals would be. A lot of people will buy a ton of papers to get the coupons, but we only have 3 people in the house, I don't need a grocery/drug store in my garage.  I also go through all my rebate apps to make an even larger discount!

What are some of your favorite ways to save money while you're shopping?

CVS- only paid $0.76 for everything pictured. 
Target- 13 books for Cole, only $4.15! 
Walmart - spent $16.89 saved $17.50. (3 items were money makers!)
Recent savings at Publix. 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

FrostyVoxBox from Influenster

I received an awesome box of goodies from Influenster for testing and review purposes! (If you want to be able to do this too, let me know and I can send you an invite!)

Fruit Vines Bites- I got strawberry, and we really liked them! (By we I mean my 2 year old helped eat them! "Can I have another one? Ohh yummy!") they are just the right size for a quick little snack. 

McCormick Gourmet Thyme- my husban loves to cook so he was excited about this one! Thyme has so many great uses, I'm sure it won't take long for the bottle to be empty! 

Rimmel London - Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner & Gentel Eye Makeup Remover - I'm not a big makeup wearer, but I just love Rimmel London products! These stood up to my expectations! The makeup remover was gentle and not oily like so many I have tried. The eyeliner was easy to use and forgiving when mistakes were made. It also looked awesome! 

EcoTools Hair Brush- the only product I didn't like :( my hair is crazy thick so finding the right brush is hard. It usually made the top layer of hair look great- shine (in a good way), smooth, and nice. When it didn't work, it made my hair static-y and stick out. It never touched the lower levels of my hair, the bristles moved out of the way. 

Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Tea- this is a house of tea lovers, it was hard to keep it for mysel to be able to review. Normally I'm not a peppermint/candy cane person, however, I love it in this tea. We are already huge fans of it before it showed up in my voxbox. We always make sure to stock up during the holidays since it's hard to find year round. 

NYC Expert Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum- again, not a huge make up person, but NYC has some amazing colors & Sugar Plum is no exception! It's a nice shade without being crazy. I love how their lipstick is smooth, and lasts a long time!

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Serum - nice moisturizer, would love to see what a sized package could do! "80% of women said this serum provided the best anti-agent results they have ever seen." 

Monday, February 2, 2015

SpongeBob SquarePants Event!

Just in time for the SpongeBob Movie Sponge out of Water!! 

are you ready, kids?
Join Us for a spongetastic event Saturday, Feb. 7 from 12pm-2pm at ALL Toys“R”Us stores!*
Use your superpower strength to build and catapult jellyfish with the Mega Bloks SpongeBob SquarePants Jellyfish Launcher! You can even take it home along with a FREE Mega Bloks SpongeBob SquarePants figure!

Visit the Toys r Us website for more details!