Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Save 20% on Label Daddy labels for Back to School!

I'm so excited to try out Label Daddy Labels.  You see, my daughter's school has a very strict uniform policy.  We bought her a nice uniform jacket at the beginning of the year that was allowed to be worn on the rare cold Florida days.  Yes, you read that right.  I said "a" jacket.  How many do we need in Florida anyway?  I'm an elementary music teacher.  I should have known better.  My sweet daughter lost her one jacket early in the 3 week cold season.  Oops.  We looked everywhere in lost and found piles and could not find it.  I was smart enough to write her name on the tag, but it wasn't enough info for the jacket to make it back to her classroom.  Thankfully, we found a sweater for her to use.

This year, I'm getting more than one jacket and I'm going to try label daddy labels so we don't lose that precious jacket.  It does get really cold during those 3 weeks.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit Giveaway

At Orkin, we never stop learning. Our new “Bug Wisdom” video series is a reminder that some of life’s biggest lessons come from small places. Bugs are smart, curious creatures – we humans can learn a lot from their ways.
Take the quiz to discover your “Spirit Bug,” and check out all the GIFs to soak in every nugget of wisdom that these bugs have to offer!
The Orkin Man always knows what to look for when he shows up at your home. If you want to get exploration down to a science, be sure and enter to win Orkin’s Backyard Explorers Kit!
Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit:
- The Orkin 9-Page Activity Bug Book
- Orkin Bugview Bug Catching Tool and Magnifier
- Red/Black Summer Wayfarer Sunglasses

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Putting Edge Glow in the Dark Mini-Golf Orlando Review

During Spring break we had a chance to try out the Putting Edge Glow in the Dark Mini-Golf in Orlando.  The kids were very excited.

When we got there we realized it is in an abandoned mall that they are trying to remodel and build back up.  It was completely deserted there and was a little creepy with all the empty stores.  At least we didn't worry about crowds.  The only stores occupied were at the ends of the mall.  A movie theater, Fudruckers, a little book shop, and Bass Pro Shop,

We were glad we were able to find the place.  There was some worry it might not be open...that would be our luck.  Thankfully, it was.

It wasn't a huge place, but we figured that.  It did seem bigger once inside.

We got our putters, a glow and the dark bracelet, and ball.

 The glow in the dark is always cool.  Each hole was very close to the next.  There were little platforms that you could stand on while waiting for others to take their shot so you weren't in the way.  The only thing I didn't like is that each hole isn't separated from the next.  There were quite a few times we accidentally shot into the next area.  Others did in ours as well.  Also, I didn't see a bathroom.  I took Bubby all the way out into the theater next door to go.  If there was a bathroom close by, I didn't see it.  I was quite surprised at how well Bubby did.  I think he did better than Sissy and probably better than me as well.

We decided to go to Ikea afterwards and as soon as we pulled in this is what we saw. Looks like we wore him out a bit. 

We had fun at Putting Edge Glow in the Dark mini-golf.  We love the glow in the dark effect.  I just don't know if we'd spend the money to go back again.  Well...maybe not just full price.  There was a small party area, but I don't think it would be as fun or convenient as other "party" places.  When looking online it says there is Pizza provided for the two upper end packages, but I didn't see any food place in this Putting Edge.  It is quite small and the arcade is just a few things.  It's definitely really quiet for now.  I do hope that this mall picks up and fills all the stores.  It is actually a really cute mall.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Warner Bros. Valentine's Day Giveaway ends 2/25 at 12am

This post may be sponsored:

February is the one month of the year where everyone has love on their minds! It’s can be romantic, it can be love for your children or parents or you could just be a movie lover! Whatever you love, this February Warner Bros. has you covered with some amazing DVDs perfect for the whole family!
If you’re a love lorn poet, there’s the Peanuts Collection! If you want to smother your significant other with kisses we have the Looney Tunes Pepe Le Pew Collection, and if you want to solve some madcap mystery, I’ll bet Scooby-Doo is the one for you!

Create your own Valentine for your sweet Valentine.  I tell my students a Valentine is anyone you care about including your friends.

Enter to win one of these great Valentine's Movies (chosen at random) Ends 2/25 at 12am.

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition
A Charlie Brown Valentine
Bugs Bunny’s Cupid Capers
Happiness is... Peanuts: Friends Forever
Elmo Loves You
Looney Tunes Pepe Le Pew Collection
Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: For The Love Of Snack

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Valentines Day DVD Chosen at Random via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Putting Edge Glow in the Dark Mini-Golf Giveaway ends 2/28

This post may be sponsored:
We went to a glow in the dark golf place in our local mall a few years ago and our kids loved it.  They have since closed and we haven't found a new place until now.  

Putting Edge Glow in the Dark Mini-Golf has several locations and we can't wait to try it out.  I will also be giving away four extra passes to a lucky reader.

Here are there current locations:
  • Chicago
  • St Louis
  • Denver
  • Orlando
  • Detroit
Doesn't it look awesome?!

Putting Edge Glow in the Dark Mini Golf and Arcades

Looking for excitement? Craving entertainment? Take a break from reality and enter a new dimension of fun in the ultimate 18 hole indoor glow-in-the-dark mini golf experience at Putting Edge. Whether six or sixty, male or female, from the moment you walk through the front door, you have left the real world and have entered a world full of fun, imagination, and activity. The holes are as challenging as they are fun. Perfect for quality family time, a night out with friends, corporate functions, birthday parties and more, the possibilities are endless. Book your tee-time today and don't forget to visit us online at www.PuttingEdge.com.


Enter to win a family pack of four passes. Ends 2/28/14 @ 12:00

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

It's been awhile...

It's been awhile since I blogged.  It has been a rough several months.  I was sick and exhausted for almost 3 months straight.  I took a little time off from blogging during that time.  Just when I was starting to feel a little better and was planning to blog again and announce that I was pregnant we lost the baby.

I had a little boy on December 13th.  It was the hardest thing I've ever had to go through.  I had no warnings.  It went to my 16th week appointment (just a couple days early) and we got the worst news ever...there was no heart beat and our boy was gone.  There was nothing we could do. 

Needless to say, it has been a rough 7 weeks since then.  I wasn't completely naive.  I knew things could go wrong, but I never knew how hard it was to actually go through it.  After weeks of nausea and attempting to teach while either throwing up or dry heaving all day everyday, I was so excited to make it to the 2nd trimester and to start feeling better.  My kids were so excited to be a big sister (again) and a big brother (for the first time).  Bubby insisted the baby in my tummy was a boy.  He was right.  I was starting to feel comfortable and so happy to be in the "honeymoon period" of my pregnancy just to lose him.  I was due June 3rd.  Everyone said it was perfect timing for a teacher.  I thought 2 months of summer was not enough to stay home with a newborn.  We were working on plans for me to stay out a little longer into the next school year.  So many plans...

I'm trying to go day by day as the grief never goes away.  The minute I think I'm doing okay and trying to be normal it hits again like a ton of bricks. 

My blog may become an outlet to write out my feelings.  I just haven't decided how public I want to go with everything although just typing it and admitting it now is pretty public already. 

I miss my son everyday.  A small part of me is with him just as my two other children have pieces of my heart as well.  

Friday, October 25, 2013

Disney Vacation Discounts from Pixie Vacations!

Disclosure: This post may be sponsored.

How does a Disney vacation sound?

It sounds wonderful to me.  It has been so crazy with school/work and now having a school age child.  A vacation is just what we need.  I'd love to go right now!  We don't live too far from Disney, but my kids have never been.  It's just so expensive.  My kids love everything Disney, so we are hoping and saving up to take them sometime in the near future. 

Pixie Vacations has some great deals that might help!

Check out these great sales and deals!

Play, Stay & Dine at Disney World & Save Up To $600

Booking Dates:
October 8 – December 31, 2013

Travel Dates:
For Stays most nights January 5 – March 5, 2014

Walt Disney World vacation packages are here for 2014 travel.  You can save $600* on your family vacation by booking this offer.  Here are the details:

Purchase this Walt Disney World Vacation now through Dec. 31, 2013 for stays most nights Jan. 5 – March 5, 2014 at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Save $600* (based on a family of four) on a 5-night, 6-day Plus Dining Disney Vacation Package at select Disney Moderate, Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts. Or, save $400* (based on a family of four) on a 5-night, 6-day Disney World Vacation Package Plus Quick Service Dining at select Disney Value Resorts.

Booking Window:
Oct. 8 – Dec. 31, 2013

Travel Window:
For stays most nights Jan. 5 – March 5, 2014

Don’t delay! With savings this huge, rooms will fill up fast! If you are interested in this offer contact Pixie Vacations today.

Save Up To 35% – Select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

You can save up to 35%* at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels with this offer.

Booking Window:
Book Oct. 8 – Dec. 31, 2013

Travel Window:
For stays most nights Jan. 5 – March 5, 2014 and March 14April, 12, 2014:

Save up to 35% at
Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts,
Disney’s Beach Club Resort Villas,
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn & Villas,
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (standard/pool view rooms),
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa,
Disney’s Polynesian Resort,
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa,
Disney’s Old Key West Resort,
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge (standard/woods view)

Save up to 25% at
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort,
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort,
Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Cabins

Save up to 20% at
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort,
Disney’s All-Star Music
Disney’s Pop Century Resort

How to Book:
Contact Pixie Vacations
Call 678-815-1584
Email: Info@PixieVacaitons.com
Get a Quick Disney World Quote

Disney World Christmas 2013 vacation packages from $118 per person

Spend the Holidays at Walt Disney World with this special vacation package offer from our friends at Pixie Vacations.

Booking Window:   10/10 – 11/18/2013
Travel Window: 12/18 – 12/25/2013
You must stay the night of the 18th, you can extend past the 25th based on availability.

Package for 5 nights / 6 days at select Disney Value, Moderate, or Deluxe Resorts
and get a FREE Disney Water Park or DisneyQuest Ticket for each person in your party.

This Exclusive Holiday Season Disney World Vacation Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Magic Your Way Base Ticket
  • Disney’s Plus Dining**
  • A Free DisneyQuest or Disney Water Park Ticket

Spend Christmas at Walt Disney World.
Available Disney Resorts for this Disney Holiday Special Vacation Package are:


To Book:

Click this link to get an online quote: Christmas at Disney World Vacation Quote
Ask about packages available in other resort categories and for other lengths of stay.


Phone: 678-815-1584
Email: Info@PixieVacations.com

Get a Disney Vacation Quote Now For Your Travel Dates.

This Exclusive offer is ONLY available to guests that book with Pixie Vacations

There are so many deals and places included.  I'm thinking the 35%off during Spring Break Week would be perfect for my teacher friends.  How about the Disney Holiday package?  That would be the best Christmas gift ever.

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