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How You Can Support Your Local Elementary School

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Astrobrights Papers by Neenah Paper for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. You can support your local elementary school by entring the Give a Brighter Year sweepstakes. Not only can you win cash prizes but also school supplies valued at up to $30,000. (And you'll get a $500 gift card to help you cover your own school supplies!)AstroBrights papers is offering you a cahnce to win and help your own school in the process. Just go to and "Like" AstroBrights papers, then click through the app to be entered to win. If you aren't familar with AstroBrights papers, you need to check them out. They are super fun an come in 23 different colors. All of the colors are extremely bright and guaranteed to catch lots of attention whenever you use them. Perfect for craft projects, school assignments or even business presentations.  You can also share your Astrobright crea…

My Boys Love Books, Especially Ones About THEM! {GIVEAWAY}

For the last two birthdays in our family, I have had the privilege of not only buying my boys books, but buying them very special books.

When my littlest turned 2, we gave him a copy of this book:

My Very Happy Birthday
Personalized Board Book $24.95
It's absolutely precious. It has his name in several places throughout the book and allows you to write a custom dedication for the front.

Then, more recently, my middle son turned 5. His birthday was pirate themed and this book made parrfect sense:

This was totally age appropriate because he's just learning to spell and the book spells out first and last name with fascinating sea creatures and a cute little story.

This month at all Pirate items are 15% off with the code MATEY. They not only carry this book, but also have a personalized bandana and placemat or a convenient gift set with the book and another item.

You can also win one of these books right here, right now:

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What's Your Family All About?

Recently I was sent a Personalized Family Manifesto. It kind of looks like this . . .

But in the middle it says our last name instead of "Family."It's a cute idea and if you have the right frame, it could look really nice on the wall. And what it says is great!

It is just a poster though, so I think the regular retail price is high. However, right now, Plum District has the plain - meaning it looks like the one pictured above - manifestos for just $10.

Enter to Win - Snyder of Berlin

In late May, Snider of Berlin sent me a HUGE package of their products to try. I haven't blogged about them yet because we were too busy eating them, eating them and eating them some more.

Snyder of Berlin®, a leading snack company that produces chips, cheese snacks, popcorn and more, is celebrating its 65th year of being a leader in its industry. It was actually the first time our family had the opportunity to try Snyder snacks as I have never seen them in the stores near us.
But my children and husband opted for these snacks at every opportunity until every last one of them was gone. 
The cool part is in celebration of the 65th anniversary of their company, Snyder of Berlin is holding a special giveaway. From now through December 31, 2012 you can submit a photo for the Snyder Snack-Shots contest. Pictures should illustrate how Snyder of Berlin snacks can be enjoyed in any season of the year. The photos can be of you alone, with your friends and family at any kind of event or just at…

How to Save the Most on a San Antonio Vacation

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of SAVE for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.Recently we have had several friends who have taken quick family vacations down to Sea World to take advantage of all that San Antonio offers. One of our most memorable trips was an extended family trip where we stayed on the Riverwalk, visited Fiesta Texas and enjoyed the great food that can be found all over this city.If you're considering a trip like this soon, you'll want to take advantage of the SAVE – San Antonio Vacation Experience. These Limited Time Offers can help you save up to $600 on your next trip to San Antonio. The great part is they save you money on the places you would go anyway. Watch this example:In the last few years we have done all of the following:1. Stayed on the Riverwalk - Mansion del RioExperience San Antonio’s most award-winning hotel, the Omni La Mansión del Rio. Located along the banks of San Antonio’s historic River Walk, the Omni La Mansión de…

Extra 20% Off Promo Code on Plum District Today!

You know I'm your inside scoop on these things - although it is on the site and will likely show up on your emails - Plum District has an additional 20% off code available on any offers but steals.

Use GOBTS to get some great back-to-school offers and lots of other fun stuff that are running right now.

Here are some of my favorites:

$12 $15 for Annual Membership to Coupon Warehouse - a $99 Value Kind of a combination between an Entertainment Book and an online coupon clipper . . . this one is fun and great for deal seekers.
$151.20 $189 - All-Inclusive Vacation for 2 (3 days/2 nights) to Your Choice of 3 Los Cabos Resorts

$17.60 - $48 $22-$60 for Luxury Loungewear from Erin Braxton - Up to a $126 Value $20 $25 for $50 Worth of Fabulous Clothing for Babies, Toddlers, Kids, and Tweens from Kitsel$25 for $50 Worth of Fabulous Clothing and Accessories for Babies, Toddlers, Kids, and Tweens from Kitsel 

Win Rocky Mountain Popcorn!

Not too long ago, Rocky Mountain Popcorn sent me a selection of popcorns to try out . . . my kids and husband thought it was the best snack ever. They love popcorn to begin with and the flavors offered by Rocky Mountain Popcorn are delicious.

Rocky Mountain Popcorn comes in a variety of flavors from spicy to sweet. There is something crunchy & delicious for everyone. Pick from old school favorites such as buttered and lightly salted or go bold & try something new like the Southwest Cheddar. The Southwest is spicy, cheesy and has a fabulous kick of lime that makes for a unique taste.

Rocky Mountain delivers by the case so you will have lots of yummy snacks on hand at all times. The bags are designed with easy snacking in mind, using the “grip n’ pour” technology. This style also makes storage a snap!

For over 20 years the folks at Rocky Mountain have been hot-air popping the largest, moistest kernels they can find. With all this practice comes a fantastic product sure to satis…

Taste of Dallas - Family Night Tonight!

If you've been around Dallas long, you've probably heard of Taste of Dallas and you may also associate it with lots of alcohol. However, this year they have made a concerted effort to reach families and tonight is the most family-friendly time of the whole weekend. In fact, if you bring a child under the age of 12 with you, you get in FREE!

Listen to what they have to say about the Sweet Factory: 
A new addition to Kids' Taste Town this year is The Sweet Factory. Remember when candy was a dream; a fluffy white cloud of chocolate joy and sugar coated delights - pure magic! Now imagine all of that candy-wrapped into one big place - That is The Sweet Factory!At The Sweet Factory, your kid and the kid in you will embark on a fantastic voyage through a magical candy factory -Taste of Dallas style! The Sweet Factory is where the pure magic of candy comes to life in an amazing Texas-sized fantasyland - filled with colorful little marshmallow men, ice cream fountains, chocolates of …

Fringe - Today and Tomorrow

My Clean It Out partner and I are selling some of our "nicer" stuff at a quirky, antique-like sale just off the square in McKinney today and tomorrow, 9-5.

If you haven't heard about Fringe, check it out on Facebook and come over and see us. Such cool things to be had, I promise.

WAY Late . . . Bad Mom?

This weekend we had Colt's 5th birthday party. It was a blast and I will share all of the fun details with you.

But in the process of getting all of that put together, I went to look at what I posted about Weston's birthday party.                                           That's right - there was a whole lot of NOTHING. I can't believe I completely forgot to post.

Well, let me share now. Better late than never, and since he can't read he won't realize there's an issue, right?

Weston LOVES to eat, and when I found a lady who decorates donuts like this - I knew we had to have a breakfast birthday party. Instead of cake we chowed on donuts, and these are every bit as good as they look.

This boy is so precious. He loved his gifts and was super excited over each one. I don't even think he knows what half of them do. But he got a sports themed NapBag (from OC Daisy), a Thomas the Tank Engine puzzle, a couple of movies, and a remote-controlled truck.

But by fa…

NRH2O Discount!

Go grab this $5 off NRH2O coupon while it's still available . . . good through September 3!

FREE Starbucks, Shout and Garnier Samples

Target has some great samples today - Starbucks K-cups, Garnier hair products and Shout Color Catcher.

I got all of mine.