Painting with a Twist

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Painting-with-a-Twist_Buckhead-bannerThis is a sponsored post written on behalf of Painting with a Twist in Buckhead.  I’ve received a form of compensation in exchange for promotion; however, all opinions and bad puns are completely my own.

As a mother, I think it’s important to find ways to do “grown-up” things with other grown-ups, without a hint of kids around.  Ok, fine, sometimes I consider a trip to the grocery store good escape…  But now Buckhead has another great place for you to escape: Painting with a Twist.  Here, you can paint on a bare 16” x 20” canvas, using paint and brushes provided by the studio. At Painting with a Twist, you 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.Painting-with-a-Twist_group-shot

What I found most impressive was how Painting with a Twist of Buckhead supports their local community. With the Painting with a Purpose program, Painting with a Twist of Buckhead donates 50 percent of their proceeds to local organizations and charities. The Buckhead studio’s first Painting with a Purpose event is set for April.Painting-with-a-Twist_wine-glass

So what else makes Painting with a Twist stand out?  The Buckhead location offers private parties for corporate outings, bachelorette parties, sorority functions, date nights and special events. The studio is able to accommodate up to 70 people per gathering with one large room that can hold 45, and a private room that seats 25 – making painting accessible for a few friends or a private party.Painting-with-a-Twist_women-painting

Painting with a Twist of Buckhead

2140 Peachtree Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
(in Brookwood Square)

(404) 975-3423

office hours Wednesday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.,
Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m..

***Don’t miss their grand opening, scheduled for Wednesday, April 1.***

Painting with a Twist

GIVEAWAY: How would you like to win a $35 gift certificate to Painting with a Twist? Simply comment below, telling me what looks most appealing to you about Painting with a Twist in Buckhead. Then fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway ends 4-6-15. Good luck y’all!

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--Barbara

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My Bucket List

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My Bucket List

So I created this bucket list back in 2010, a little over five years ago. I’ve been able to check off a few things on the list, which feels nice. Some items are goofy, and literally involve time travel – so until the good ol’ Doc brings me my own DeLorean, I’ll have to just consider those things wishful thinking. But the realistic items, I’d love to accomplish in some capacity.

My Bucket List

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--Barbara

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SAVE on a Stone Mountain Annual Parking Pass

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While Snow Mountain may be behind us for the season, there’s still TONS of things to do this spring and summer at Stone Mountain park.  And to make your trips there much sweeter, enjoy this deal for a Stone Mountain Annual Parking Pass for just $32!  Use code FRESH20 to save an additional 20%, making the pass $25.6!  Without a parking pass, you pay $15 per visit per vehicle, so this will pay for itself in less than two trips!

P.S.  The code FRESH20 is good through the end of 3-12-15, and can be used up to three times for your account, so go check out other great deals, like Studio Movie Grill tickets, for example!  With code, you can get the movie tickets for $4.80 -  how cool is that!!

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Why Stone Mountain?  Because it’s your easy (and frugal) ticket to fun outdoor fitness and fun.  No, seriously, y’all, a
Stone Mountain Annual Parking Pass
includes access to:

Stone Mountain is MUST for all Atlantans, new and seasoned.  Securing this
annual parking pass
eases the cost of the trip, and provides for a great excuse to get outdoors and have some great fun!  What is your favorite thing to do at Stone Mountain?  Comment below.  :)
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The Fine Print Expires Jan 3rd, 2016. Limit 1/person, may buy 1 as gift. Limit 1/household. Not valid toward previously purchased passes. Activation required by expiration on voucher; pass expires 12 months after activation month. Parking pass valid for public picnic areas, hiking/nature trails, playground, walk-up trail, Quarry exhibit, Confederate Hall Historical & Environmental Education Center, and Lasershow Spectacular (see calendar for Lasershow dates). Separate Adventure Pass required to access Park attractions. View trademark information. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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2015 Atlanta Summer Camp Guide

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2015 Atlanta Summer Camp Guide

Yes, spring has yet to sprung, technically speaking – but we all know summer will be here before we know it.  And when the kids are out of school, you’ll want your share of activities and places for them to go.  So start gathering ideas now so you can make these important decisions before things get filled up.  Here’s my Atlanta Summer Camp guide, as well as camps for spring break around the metro area.  Don’t see one?  Let me know, and I’ll include it. :) [Read more...]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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RaceTrac Fresh Food for Families On-the-Go *giveaway*

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This post was written by me on behalf of RaceTrac, for which I receive a form of compensation; however all opinions and bad puns are completely my own.

Hail to the Chef (Not Me!):

RaceTrac Fresh Food for Families On-the-Go

This weekend it became official: I am now a double soccer mom.  Yep, I’ve now got TWO kids playing soccer.  And I drive them there in my minivan.  In the suburbs.  OTP, even.

So we are always on-the-go.  Whether it be driving to or from school, preschool, the gym (dear Lord thank you for the gym!!), soccer practice, Daisies, Irish Dancing, church, or -what’s that place called?- home — we live in our van these days.RactTrac-Fresh-Foods_Soccer

(Truth be told, I’m writing this post from the comfort of my van right now, while my son snoozes and I wait in carpool line.  I may also be jamming out to Foo Fighters and Imagine Dragons at the moment, but I’ll never tell…) [Read more...]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Retail Therapy Anyone? Printable Retail Coupons Roundup

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printable retail coupons - shopping bagsHad a long week?  Need to get away?  How about some retail therapy?  :o)  Here are the top printable retail coupons that are currently available!  Huge thanks to Surviving the Stores for this week’s list!

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--Barbara

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Atlanta restaurant coupons

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Here are some great Atlanta restaurant coupons for this weekend.  Also, don’t forget to check Scoutmob, Groupon, and Living Social for additional deals near you!  Super special thanks to Surviving the Stores for contributing to this list!
Atlanta Restaurant Coupons

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Organic Printable Coupons

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Squee!  I’m super-excited to bring you all a round-up of organic printable coupons!  Super-special thanks to  Renaissance Mama for sharing this list!

Remember the general rules and ettiquette with coupons, particularly printable coupons policies.  Also, please “share” this post with friends and family who may utilize these coupons, or even print the coupons you think they could use for them – it’s a simple way you can support Atlanta’s Frugal Mom:)

New Coupons:
MaraNatha – $2/1 MaraNatha Almond Butter
Planters – $1/1 PLANTERS NUT•rition product (7.5 – 18.75 oz)
Pure Organics – $1/2 Pure Bars
Campbell’s Organics – $1/1 Campbell’s Organics
Evol – $2/2 Evol Products
Rocky or Rosie – $1/1 Rocky or Rosie Free Range Chicken
Kidfresh – $1/1 any Kidfresh Frozen Product
Hilary’s Eat Well – $0.75/1 Hilary’s Eat Well Veggie Burgers or Bites
Sunbutter – $1/1 any Sunbutter
Madhava – $1/1 any Madhava Natural Sweetener
Bitsy’s Brainfood – $1/1 any Bitsy’s Brainfood product
Quinoa – $1/1 any Quinoa product
Lettuce – 20% off any Lettuce, unwrapped [Read more...]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Little Ways to Save BIG on Gas at Kroger

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What goes up must come down.  And in the days of cheap gas, what goes down, must come back up, right?  Argh, while we enjoyed gas prices hovering right under two bucks, it was inevitably fleeting. But no matter what the price of gas is, I am really enjoying reaping the benefits of Kroger’s fuel points rewards program.

A friend of mine recently posted his big savings on Facebook, during the low gas prices in the hay days, a few weeks ago.  99¢ a gallon = SWEET, right?!

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Find out how you can make the most of this amazing program.

Ways to Save BIG on Gas at Kroger

  • Use your Kroger card every. single. time.  Period.  Simply put, if you don’t scan that card or input your alternate id each time you shop at Kroger, you’re losing out.  Each dollar spent on your Kroger card goes toward your fuel points rewards.  For each $100 spent each month, you can get an additional 10¢ off per gallon.  Remember: whenever you use your Kroger card at the Kroger gas pumps, you automatically get 3¢ off per gallon.

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Blogging for Ten Years + An Amazing Giveaway

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RAYS-is-10

So my blogiversary won’t be until August, and then it will be my 5th year.  Five years of blogging, and I still feel like my learning curve is steep, yet also feel like I’ve learned tons in the process – not just about blogging, but about the world around me in general.  Yep, I’ve come a LONG way in five years, that’s for sure.

What you may not know is, I’ve built websites for years and years.  Dinky little “about me” sites hosted on UGA’s FTP juices, but websites nonetheless.  Let me speak old-school geek with you for just a bit, and to give you some perspective: the first website I ever created was my freshman year at Georgia, for an EdTech class, circa 1998/1999.  The instructor taught us how to use Netscape Composer.  Yep.  And then, my senior year, I needed to take a 1 hour credit course, for insurance purposes – and found a tech/computer class.  (Honestly, I cannot recall what the actual class was called, nor what it’s intent truly was.)  But that was the class were I learned HTML coding, which, to this day, is still quite helpful.  And I still have my raggedy, dog-eared handout chock-full of HTML goodness.

I digress.

My friend Krystyn, over at Really Are You Serious, has been at it for ten years.  That’s twice as long as I’ve been blogging.  She also has twice as many kids as I do.  She wins.  :)  Not only do I enjoy her wit and humor, but I can’t help but feel akin to other non-reheads who parent redheads.  To celebrate her ten year blogiversary, she is offering YOU a chance to win some ahh-mazing swag.  One lucky winner will get: a Google Nexus 7 Tablet, a case, $25 to Google Play, a cute Minnie and Mickey Mouse wristlet and a copy of Best of Me on BluRay/DVD.  It’s simple, just fill out the form below, and you’re entered!

Good luck, y’all!

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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