Archives for March 2015

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 canvas, 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. [Read more…]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Hey! Your Disney Side Is Showing!

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Recently, I was blessed with a great opportunity to host my very first Disney Side Party, courtesy of Mom Select.  For a variety of reasons, we kept it small.  Actually, with the threat of “winter weather” heading towards Atlanta, the party almost didn’t happen – but thankfully, the “winter weather” held out until we were done showing our Disney Side.  😉  The party girls consisted of girls ages 4-6, as well as my 3-year-old son.

We started off by decorating our princess party bags as our guests arrived.  The bags would later be filled with party goodies.  The girls (and my son) enjoyed using our Disney stamps, stickers, crayons and markers to make their bags uniquely their own.

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Then, we headed in to the den and played a few Disney-themed games.  Although there were “winners” with some games, no one seemed to be keeping track, and they all just had fun.  Here’s what we did: [Read more…]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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My Bucket List

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My Bucket List

So I created this bucket list back in 2010. 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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Keep on saving!  :o)
--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!!

Stone Mountain Annual Parking Pass - Stone-Mountain-family-hike

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.  🙂
Stone Mountain Annual Parking Pass - Stone-Mountain-Laser-Show

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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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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