Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Earth Fare: $5 for $10 worth of healthy goodness

Fresh, Seasonal Food at Earth Fare
(under Charlotte)


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Evos and AMC for Two for just $10, Eyelash Extensions, Super Hero Yogurt, My Clayground, and The Preppy Lady Bug

Plum District has a deal for a night out for two.  
Get $10 worth of Evos and 2 AMC tickets for just $10, a $30 value. 

Other great deals from Plum District: 

$150 for Eyelash Extensions + a Refill - a $310 value from Beauty is Joi

$10 for $20 to Spend on Personalized Stationery, Invitations, and Gifts from The Preppy Ladybug

$5 for $10 Worth of Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt at Super Hero Yogurt

$10 for $20 Worth of Paint Your Own Pottery, Glass Fusion or Clay Items at My Clayground

Use code plumlove and save 30% off a single purchase thru Friday. Plum District is also giving you $5 in Plum Dollars to gift to five friends!   And, when each makes their first purchase, Plum District will give you $5 in Plum Dollars to spend, too. I love win wins!


Enjoy :-)

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Restaurant Coupons

Planning on heading out to eat this week?
Snag yourself some savings with these coupons!

Free Smokin Chipotle Chicken Sandwich 
WYB 1 22 oz. Drink and Small Fries
(exp: 9/30/11)
Also - text "ARBYS" to 27297 for freebies! 
Buy 1 Sub and 1 Drink Get 1 Sub Free 
(exp: 9/30/11)

$4.99 Buffet (no drink purchase required)
(exp: 9/30/11)

Buy 1 Entree Get 1 50% Off 
(exp: 9/28/11)

For more restaurant deals, visit here.

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Crystal Boots and Silver Saddles Gala - 50% off Tickets

Saddle Up for less at this year’s 
benefiting the Ovarian Cancer Institute 


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Tunes for Ta-Tas at Meehans -- Save on this fun pay it forward!

On October 1, Meehan's Public House in Sandy Springs hosts Tunes for Ta-Tas, a full day of fun and celebration to raise funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Get your ticket over at SweetJack for just $5 (a $10 value). Doors open at 2pm, music starts at 4pm.  Performers include Chris Clark, Sweet Knievel and Smothered and Covered.

Visit here for more information and to purchase this cool pay it forward!  have fun!

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Makeup Clutch Palette (a $30 value) just $2 wyb $20 or more in products

New Makeup Clutch Only $2 
This week, e.l.f. cosmetics is offering customers an amazing deal. Now through October 3, get the e.l.f. Studio Makeup Clutch Palette, a $30 value, for only $2 when you spend $20 or more.

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Tips for better communication with your Doctor

As moms we spend A LOT of time at the doctors office.  While we are pregnant we are there for what seems like every week.  Once the baby is born we are not only seeing the ob/gyn, but now the pediatrician.  And don't even get me started on how many times you end up at the doctor with four boys! I don't want to think about how many hours I've spent in the waiting rooms and doctors offices.  But even with all the time we spend at the doctor, many times we don't really TALK to them.   Studies show we actually ask more questions when buying a cell phone than they do during medical appointments.   Oops . . . embarrassing!

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is launching of a new initiative with the Ad Council to encourage clinicians and patients to engage in effective two-way communication to ensure safer care and better health outcomes.

Here are some suggested questions below to help get you started with better communication with your doc:
  1. What is the test for?
  2. How many times have you done this procedure?
  3. When will I get the results?
  4. Why do I need this treatment?
  5. Are there any alternatives?
  6. What are the possible complications?
  7. Which hospital is best for my needs?
  8. How do you spell the name of that drug?
  9. Are there any side effects?
  10. Will this medicine interact with medicines that I'm already taking?
They have a cool tool called the Question Builder to help you be prepared for your next medical appointment. Create a list of questions that you can take with you whether you are getting a checkup, talking about a problem or health condition, getting a prescription, or discussing a medical test or surgery. Whatever the reason for your visit, it is important to be prepared. With the Question Builder, it is easy.   Another good time saver is the glossary.

There are a couple helpful new videos and other valuable tips and tools available here that truly delve into the importance of very open communication between clinicians and their patients.  The Wall Street Journal recently published an article covering the news.  You can also find the full series of new public service videos featuring real clinicians and patients here
    Ok, so admittedly not the most provocative or entertaining of links and videos, but sometimes life isn't either one of those. Kinda like the excitement of waiting in a doctors office.  But . . . while you wait - why not take a minute and check out these tips on great communication with your doctor before you step into his/her office. You can listen to a mother of 3, Laurri Diener talk about how better communication with her doctor helped her to get the right diagnosis and treatment so that she could sleep more and worry less.   And honestly, what mom doesn't need more/less of those!


    Yo Gabba Gabba Tickets Deal!

    I love Biz Markie!  And Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! was one of the most fun live performances I have attended.  So much color and energy . . . and beats with Biz!  Everyone gets up and dances at a Yo Gabba Gabba show!   And right now over at Gilt City you can grab one ticket (balcony level seats) to “Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!” on October 30, 2011 at 2 PM or 5 PM at Fox Theatre for $21 (reg. $36)

    You can also grab a Family Pack of Four tickets (floor or main floor) for the same 10/30 show and times for $117 (a 34% savings).  With this offer you also get a  “Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles” DVD. 

    Now through 10/2 when you invite a friend to Gilt City, that friend gets 40% off their first purchase.
    Once they buy, you get 40% off your next experience. So start inviting.

    You are going to LOVE this show - and you're kids will too ;-)

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    Organized Pantry: Here's a deal to help you save on that!

    Yesterday I wrote up a post on decluttering.  Today's Living Social deal from Lock and Lock can help you out with that - and save you some money!  Pay $23 for $50 to spend on merchandise from this online emporium of kitchen containers and more. 
    I found this cupcake container too - which would come in handy for all of those school parties.  It even comes with an egg rack so taking your yummy deviled eggs to your next function is a piece of cake!  They are having a couple pretty big sales right now too.  You can find storage containers, kids goodies, pots and pans, and more!

    Visit here for deal!

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    Mimi the Sardine: Earth-friendly kid's eating accessories at 50% off!

    SavvySource has a fun deal today.  For $25 get $50 worth of earth-friendly kid's eating accessories from Mimi the Sardine.  They have lots of place mats, spill mats, aprons, bibs and table cloths to keep your home nice and clean. You will find backpacks and lunch bags as well. Mimi the Sardine products are made with organic cotton and coated with an eco-friendly, water-based acrylic coating. They never use harmful chemicals like PVC or BPA.

    Visit here for more great deals from SavvySource.  They pay it forward in a super cool way too - check it out! 

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    Halloween: Decorating Ideas and Lots of Costume Deals!

     Let the Celebration Begin has some great 
    Halloween Party decor ideas to share!

    has a lot of choices for dressing up this Halloween! 
    $5.90 Flat Rate Shipping ($6.90 expedited)
    how stinkin' cute is this little frog costume!
    $14 for $30 worth of Animated Apparel 

    Today you can get one Pair of Halloween Nail Shields 
    from Fabulous Nails for only $6 + Free Shipping! ($12 Value)
    If you are new to Save More these will be FREE
    because you get a $10 credit for signing up! 
    thanks slc mommy!

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    Halloween: Decorating Ideas and Lots of Costume Deals!

     Let the Celebration Begin has some great 
    Halloween Party decor ideas to share!

    has a lot of choices for dressing up this Halloween! 
    $5.90 Flat Rate Shipping ($6.90 expedited)
    how stinkin' cute is this little frog costume!


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    Monday, September 26, 2011

    Flirty Aprons Flash Sale


    Flirty Aprons is having a two Apron Flash Sale. Purchase the Strawberry Shortcake or the Mint-A-Liscious apron at 50% off.  Just use code STRAWMINT.  This sale ends 9/27.

    Flirty Aprons also has a great deal up on groupon today where you can buy $30 worth of goodies for just $15. Visit here to check out this daily deal!  Deal can be bought through tomorrow. (9/27)


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    Steam Mops: My favorite - the Haan (and it's on sale!)

    A few years back when my SIL, Kris, was writing her book, Becentsable, I went out to visit her to help with the kids and house so she could finish up the last couple chapters. While I was there she introduced me to The Haan. I adore the Haan! It is by far the best floor cleaning tool I have ever used. It works on wood and tile beautifully.  I have even steam cleaned the walls of the shower with the Haan.  It uses steam - no chemicals - no cleaners - just steam.  Fill it with water, let it heat up, and sanitize away.  The pads come off so you can toss them in the laundry.  And man oh man, does your floor feel amazing afterwards!

    I bring this up because today on Amazon it is on sale for $78.26.(I paid over $100 for mine).  You get free super saving shipping on this product!  They have a bunch of other steam cleaners on sale as well.  To see all of them, or to purchase your Haan, visit here.

    And while you are over at Amazon, check out Becentsable!  Kris and Chrissy did a great job putting this together - it will save you tons of money!

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    Cupcake Wrappers: Posh, Pretty, and Half off!

    $30 of Posh Cupcake Wrappers
    from Bella Cupcake Couture for just $15! 

    These little cuties are endorsed by Martha Stewart
    Sur La Table, and celebrity event planners. 



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    Flirty Aprons at 50% off

     
    For $15, you get $30 worth of aprons and gloves from Flirty Aprons. 

    Want some great slow jams to cook and clean to, visit,

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    Declutter Goodness

    I was a stay-at-home mom for 17 years.  I loved everything about it, but when my boys were much younger, there were a few years [read few plus plus plus] I had a hard time finding the time or energy for a housecleaning routine.  There were many days where I was simply too tired, too pregnant, or too overwhelmed with mommy duties - school, soccer, scouts, volunteering, church, karate, blah blah, you know!  I am sure you are living your own version of crazy busy insanity right now.  There were so many days when picking up or even taking a shower were put on the back burner.  Well now my kids are much older and incredibly self sufficient.  [deep breath - sigh of relief]

    A few of the things I found helpful in making my life manageable were teaching my boys how to play on their own for short lengths of time when they were super young, how to prepare a simple meal on their own around the age of 8, when they were 10ish I taught them how to do laundry and mend/sew, but one of the most helpful things I did was follow The FlyLady.  It's an amazing site that motivates you to get the job of organizing your home and life done one baby step at a time.  The Flylady was life changing for me.  It broke tasks down which seemed so overwhelming and ominous to do-able bite size pieces.  Everyday there is a task to do, a 15 minute little thing for you to take on.  And honestly, once you see the progress of your house getting organized, you feel empowered to take on even more.  You know it is no longer an impossible task - You have seen results - It's very encouraging!

    Now that I am a new working-outside-the-home mom I have found myself getting a bit overwhelmed again. I nanny two little ones during the day, then I go home to make dinner for my family, get homework done, do the mom-taxi thing, spend some fun time with my boys, and then work my other jobs of personal assistant and blogger.  Laundry and dishes can pile up quickly in a house of 6 people - three of them teenagers (who bring lots of other teenagers home with them lol).  I am thankful to have a neat perspective right now on mommy life.  I am with a 2 yo and a 9 mo old during the day and get my fill of diaper changes, bubble blowing, nap time, bath time, coloring, book reading, tiny and not so tiny tantrums, kisses, hugs, and adorableness.  Then I go home to my boys who, honestly, when they walk into the kitchen I have to look up and ask myself, who is that man standing here! My little ones turning into grown-ups is a super hard thing to wrap my head around.  The relationships are still sweet and beautiful and strong and close but so so different. But I digress, my point is . . . I love this new adventure in my life as nanny and mom, but am having to take a few baby steps in getting the house organized again.

    So FlyLady, I am back!  Thanks for being there to help me get a little bit of what's left of my sanity back.  Heart You!   And I was excited to see The FlyLady in coherts with Cozi - my fave family calendar EVER!  So if you are feeling overwhelmed, definitely check out The FlyLady.  Her site is AWESOMELY helpful, as are the books she has written:
     $10.20

    $10.80
    oh sanity, how i've missed thee!  The quote at the beginning of this post is one of my favorite.  I have it on a sticker, but I think I am going to have to grab this kitchen towel too! and check out Blended - she wrote a fun post for multi-tasking moms!

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    Friday, September 23, 2011

    Flu Shot Deals, Discounts and Pay it Forwards!


    Here's a list of some of the stores offering flu shots. Always call ahead to make sure your favorite store is participating. And always check to see if your insurance will cover it at these stores.

    CVS
    CVS is giving away Free Flu Shots to the uninsured (up to $6 million)
    CVS is giving away Free Flu Shots to the unemployed (up to $3 million)
    CVS will accept your insurance. If it's not covered by insurance you get a $5 Gift Card!

    Rite Aid
    Get your Flu Shot for 27.99 and get $100 in coupons and 25 Wellness Points

    Walgreens
    Walk in or schedule your Flu shot online. You can also print and sign the waiver to save time.

    Safeway/Dominicks
    Save 10% off your Groceries with Flu Shot! (with $75 purchase)

    Tom Thumb
    Get 10% off your Groceries with Flu Shot!

    Kroger
    Stop in without an appointment

    Albertsons
    Walk ins accepted

    Costco (for members and non-members)
    Flu shot is just $20 which is a good price!

    Jewel/Osco
    Get a flu shot for $28.99 get a $45 coupon booklet & a goodie bag

    Stop and Shop
    Get $5 off with your card (reg. $30) so $25 after discount

    The CDC recommends everyone over the age of 6 months get a flu shot each year. Keep in mind you will still need to bring your young children to the pediatrician for their shots. These Drug and Grocery stores will not give flu shots to really young children.

    There are many other stores that offer flu shots. If you find one, let us know and I will add to the list.  Thanks Chitowncheapskate and my city mommy!

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    Fernbank: Special Family Day at the Darwin Exhibit (9/24)

    I will be heading down to Fernbank tonight to check out the new Darwin exhibit. It opens tomorrow, but I was graciously invited to visit it tonight so I can share all of it's coolness with you!  I am super excited about seeing the reconstruction of his study at Down House. There is so much to see, touch, and learn at the Darwin exhibit.  It has a display of species of live carnivorous plants which I am sure my boys will LOVE to see.  

    But. . . that will have to be for another day, because my visit to Fernbank tonight is a ME night out. I will be going to the Darwin Exhibit and then staying for Martini's and IMAX afterwards.   Much like the grown-up Island Adventure Night Fernbank is hosting on September 30, I will be learning to do some salsa dancing, enjoying a couple themed martinis and watching a spectacular film!  I will tell you all about it this weekend! 

    Tomorrow Fernbank will celebrate the opening of Darwin with a special family day filled with activities, performances and other programming on September 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The opening day celebration is included with museum admission and free for members.

    I will be writing more on the Darwin Exhibit this weekend, but for now, you can find more information at fernbankmuseum.org/Darwin. 

     

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