Head on over to check out the awesome Disney Store Sale! Even better, right now, they offering FREE shipping on any size order when you use code FREESHIP at checkout. Be sure and shop around to check out the awesome deals in their Twice a Year sale! I found water bottles as low as $1.99!
If you know someone planning a wedding, share with them about how to Create an Amazon Wedding Registry. There are great benefits such as receiving 10% off select items across Amazon as a completion gift!
You will receive an email with a unique code within a month after your wedding date. At checkout, enter your unique code and enjoy the discount!
One of the hardest times as a parent of a baby is during teething. We had days and nights where nobody was able to get any sleep. Teething doesn’t have to be such a painful time if you have the right tools in place.
For starters, you can use either Infant and Children’s Advil with your child depending on age. Infants Advil is geared toward babies 6-24 months, which Children’s Advil is used from 2-11 years.
Benefits of Infants’ Advil:
- Infants’ Advil® contains ibuprofen, the medicine pediatricians use most for their own kids’ fevers.
- Offers parents a simple, effective solution to relieve their babies’ pain with up to 8- hours of relief in just one dose.
- Soothes at the SourceTM* to reduce fevers and relieve the aches and pains babies experience from fevers and teething.
Another important part in soothing teething is letting your little one chew on something. NUK has brought in their NUK Soothasaurus Rubber Dinosaur. Since our little one isn’t here yet, I let my little nephew try it out and he LOVES it! He just chews and chews on the dinosaur and is happy as a clam.
- The natural rubber is BPA free.
- Non-toxic paints are safe for chewing and sucking
- Natural scent
- Designed for babies 6 months+
- Available on Amazon for an SRP of $9.99
Can you believe it’s almost the 4th of July already? Time is flying this year! Around Athens, Georgia, we have some fun events! Take a look at the list and make your selections!
Colbert 4th of July Parade: Saturday July 4th, parade begins at 9AM. I suggest getting there early for a parking spot.
Georgia Square Mall Fourth of July Celebration: Georgia Square Mall will once again host Athens Celebrates America on Saturday, July 4 from 4–10 pm, with festivities, fireworks and fun for the whole family. Live Entertainment starts at 4:00 pm. Live Bands start at 5 pm.
Fourth of July Spectacular at Oconee Veterans Park: Activities start at 6:30 pm and include fireworks starting at 9:30 pm. Free Kids Zone with inflatables will be open from 6:30-8:30.
Auburn GA Fourth Celebration: The main event and Fireworks will take place in downtown Auburn so this and nearby areas are the best view for the fireworks. Food, fun, entertainment. Bungy, pony rides, zip line, inflatables, fish/rabbit game and more. Food of all types. Parking – Handicap parking will be near the Police Dept. Just show your permit to the officer when entering Auburn and they will direct you. Other parking will be near downtown, at the bank across the hwy. off 9th st. near the ball fields. 5:00PM to 11:00PM
Barrow Bright Fourth: The festivities include fireworks, food trucks, live music, inflatables, a petting zoo, car show and more. The community is encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and coolers. Come early, claim your spot and enjoy the food and fun until the main event, the fireworks show. Appalachee High School from 6-10pm.
Freedom Fest Walton County: 5:00 pm – gates open! Free Food and Drinks from our tent Sites and other give aways, children activities, family atmosphere. Att Dark…Best and only Fireworks Show in Walton County on July 4th!!
Fantastic Fourth Celebration at Stone Mountain: Experience the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision®, a not-to-be-missed Atlanta tradition that promises to wow your family with state-of-the-art digital graphics and awe-inspiring effects. The show includes a lighting feature at the base of the mountain shining up like fingers of light showcasing the 825 foot mountainside. The addition of an overhead laser canopy effect immerses you as if you are part of the show. Also, laser mirror bounce shots from all directions on the lawn create the effect of lasers jumping over your head. Enjoy the refreshed music playlist featuring 10 new songs including “Let It Go” by Idina Menzel, “Home” by Phillip Philips and Pharell Williams’ “Happy.” The special patriotic fireworks finale will immediately follow the Lasershow all four nights.
Mall of Georgia 13th Annual Star Spangled Fourth: The mall’s Independence Day event is offering a full day of fun activities for the entire family including children’s rides and inflatables, live music, food and beverage concessions and the largest fireworks display in the county! Event opens at 5 p.m. Free concerts begin at 5 p.m. in the Village Amphitheatre. Fireworks display scheduled to begin at dusk. Post-fireworks screening of Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (rated PG-13) New this year -70 foot movie screen! Kid Zone opens at 5 p.m. with family-friendly activities.
Let me know of any others you know about!
Canton/Cumming/Woodstock: Macaroni Kid has your area covered. See more here.
Just in time for back to school and lunch packing, Amazon is offering these super popular Bentgo All-in-One Stackable Lunch/Bento Box for 50% off! These are great for lunch on the go! Excellent reviews as well!
- Microwave, dishwasher, & freezer safe (Do not put center divider in dishwasher or microwave)
- BPA-free & FDA approved – All food grade materials
- Top container nests inside the bottom one for compact & easy storage
- Includes built-in plastic silverware – fork, knife and spoon
- Durable, reusable, healthy – 2 Year Warranty
These are perfect for hubby lunches as well! Here are some great ideas for packing your hubby’s lunch on the go.
I just love Athens! We’ve lived in the Athens area for about 10 years now and it’s awesome. So diverse, so educational, and so many things to do! If you’re looking for some things to do this summer with your kids without breaking the bank, here’s a roundup:
Lyndon House Arts Center: This is a very historic house. The interior has been restored and arranged with decorative art and furnishings of the period. All exhibitions are free and open to the public during regular gallery hours – Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 9:00 p.m., and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Lyndon House Arts Center is closed on Saturdays when there is a University of Georgia home football game.
Bear Hollow Zoo: This small zoo is fun and easy to walk through with the kids. There are animal facts along your walk that you can read with the kids. There are often activities and open classroom times that you can find on their website. After the zoo, take a walk around Memorial Park next door, have a picnic, and play on the play sets.
Sandy Creek Nature Center: Consisting of over 225 acres and 4 miles of trails, you’ll have something to do all day long. If you prefer to stay indoors, the Visitor Center includes live reptiles, amphibians, marine and freshwater aquariums, interactive natural history exhibits, and an incredible resource library, all housed in an eco-friendly building. Often you can find special programs for free or sometimes an additional cost.
State Botanical Garden of Georgia: This is another one that is mostly outdoors but with a nice indoor greenhouse as well. Gorgeous plants and shrubs to look at and lots of great walking trails. Perfect spot for family photographs! They also have special programs available at an additional cost.
Athens Clarke-County Library: The library not only has books, but has plenty of computers for the kids to play on, dollhouses, puzzles, and more! Ask at the children’s section desk for the puzzles or games. Often they have puppet shows, story times, movie nights, and more. Great way to get out of the house on a rainy day.
The Tree That Owns Itself: This one is actually just a quick driveby, but my kids find it fascinating. The land on which the tree stands was originally owned by Col. William H. Jackson, a professor at the University of Georgia. Legend has it that in the early 1800s, Professor Jackson, out of love for the great oak, deeded to the tree ownership of itself and the land within eight feet of it on all sides. It is located at the Corner of Finley St. and Dearing St.
Bishop Park: This is one of our favorite parks to play at during the nice days. The only downfall is the bathroom is a little bit of a hike from the playground. There are tennis courts and swimming pools at this park as well.
Harris Shoals: This is located in Watkinsville, but I’m told it’s worth the short drive. Bring a picnic lunch and play clothes so the kids can play in the water and on the shoals. The entrance of the park is at Harris Shoals Drive, which is located on Highway 53 between Interstate 441 and VFW Drive.
Please let me know if you know of other great spots to add to this list!
Groupon is offering a discount code to score an extra 20% off 3 local deals which will make for some awesome deals! Use code SUMMER20 to get the discount.
$12 for $20 at Brixx Wood Fired Pizza in Athens – only $9.60 after code.
$11 for $20 at Bull Dawgz Wings and East Side Deli – only $8.80 after code.
Honey Baked Ham – Athens
- $25 for a ham dinner for 4-8 people ($47.95 value) – $20 after code
- $30 for $50 worth of products, platters, boxed lunches, or catering – $24 after code
- $28 for a premium 4-5 lbs boneless HoneyBaked Ham (up to $50 value) – $22.40 after code
- $26 for an all-day wristband for one person ($40 value) – $20.80 after code
- $51 for an all-day wristband for two people ($80 value) – $40.80 after code
- $101 for an all-day wristband for four people ($160 value) – $80.80 after code
Zoo Atlanta – admission for 2 for $25 – $20 after code.
Stars and Strikes (multiple locations)
- $35 for one hour of bowling with shoe rental for two people, $30 game card, and two passes for bumper cars ($82.97 value) – $28 after code!
- $55 for one hour of bowling with shoe rental for up to six people, $40 game card, and six passes for bumper cars ($128.93 value) – $44 after code!
Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type at Center for Puppetry Arts – $11.75 tickets – only $9.40 after code.
It’s time! Apple is once again offering their 3 day Apple Camp for kids age 8-12. Slots always fill up really fast! Best of all, it’s completely FREE!
Join us at Apple Camp for three-day workshops where kids ages 8 to 12 bring their imaginations to life. They’ll learn to make movies or create interactive books complete with their own illustrations and sound effects. And each workshop ends with the Apple Camp Showcase so campers can share their finished projects.
To sign up, simply click here and find your local participating store. Remember to hurry so your child(ren) can get a slot!
For a limited time, head on over to join Schoola.com for a FREE $15 credit! Even better, right now they are offering FREE shipping so you can score some clothes for absolutely free and even shipped free!
Want to sweeten the deal? If you haven’t yet created a custom collection, you can still get $10 in store credit when you do! That makes for $25 worth of FREE clothes + Free shipping!
Even better, use code HALFOFF for 50% Off your purchase!! Really stretch your credit!
WOW! This is a great price if you’re looking for a way to make pancakes, eggs, or grill things without heating up the whole house! Amazon has the Presto 07030 Cool Touch Electric Griddle for a whopping 51% off!
We have this exact one in our camper and it works great!
- Ideal for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and buffet-style serving. Premium nonstick surface for stick-free cooking and easy cleaning.
- Heavy cast aluminum base is virtually warp-proof. Built-in backstop ledge provides easy food handling.
- Fully immersible and dishwasher safe with the heat control removed.
- Control Master heat control maintains the desired cooking temperature automatically. Slide out drip tray removes and empties easily for quick cleanups.