Create a Target Baby Registry for $50 in Gifts!

Target Baby Registry!

As you know, I’m expecting our 5th baby!  I’m working on taking advantage of some baby registry deals.  Target is one that I’m registering with, and not for gifts from friends, but for the benefits!

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Head on over to create a Target Baby Registry and you’ll get $50 in coupons and samples from Target!  Also 8 weeks before your due date, you can score an extra 15% off anything left on your registry list!  Lots of other benefits along the way as well!

For your free welcome box, stop by the Guest Service desk at any Target store for $50 coupon savings and free samples after you get your email.  Check out what was in my bag:

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Athens Trail Creek Splash Pad Opens May 2!

Great news! The Splash Pad is opening earlier this year!  We absolutely love the splash pad!  See how we did a Splash Pad birthday party on a budget 2 years ago.
The Athens-Clarke County Department of Leisure Services announces the splash pad at Trail Creek Park (formerly East Athens Community Park) will open under its pre-season hours on Saturday, May 2 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The Trail Creek Park Splash Pad, located at 200 Trail Creek St, will be open weekends only, May 2- 24. Regular seasonal hours are Tuesday-SundayMay 24-August 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  The splash pad is closed on Mondays for maintenance.
The Rocksprings Park Splash Pad, located at 291 Henderson Ext, will open for the season May 24.

*HOT* Fire HD 7 Only $79 Shipped!

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I absolutely love my Fire!  It actually helps me read more and get more things off my to-read list!  Today only, score the Fire HD 7, 7″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black for only $79!  That’s the best price I’ve ever seen!

  • Beautiful 7″ HD display with over a million pixels (216 ppi / 1280 x 800)
  • Enjoy more than 33 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, Android apps and games
  • Available in five brilliant color choices
  • Fast quad-core processor up to 1.5 GHz for quick app launches and fluid graphics
  • Rear-facing HD camera and front-facing VGA camera
  • Create personal profiles, link two Amazon accounts to share books, apps and games, and set device usage limits for kids
  • 8 GB or 16 GB storage, with free, unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with your Fire devices
  • Stay connected with fast web browsing, and email and calendar support including Gmail and Outlook

10 Earth Day Freebies!

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Head on over to Educents.com and scroll down to score 10 Earth Day Freebies for your kids!  Educents offers printable curriculum, worksheets, and activities for kids to go along with what they are learning in school!  There are some great freebies that I just scored!

  1. Earth Day Sort – Help kids learn the difference between reducing, reusing, and recycling!
  2. Happy Earth Day Writing Activity – Kids of all ages can reflect on ways their family, school, and themselves can help keep the Earth healthy. Also encourages handwriting practice!
  3. Earth Day Coloring Pages – Creative kiddos can color the Earth with their colors of choice, or follow the color-by-code page to add critical thinking to art hour.
  4. Earth Day Poof! Subtraction to 5 – This Earth Day themed game builds fluency with subtraction facts to 5. It can be played in a small group or as a partner game. It is a fun way to practice those facts!
  5. Earth Day Word Search Freebie – Enjoy this Earth Day themed word search puzzle with 21 eco-friendly terms like atmosphere, compost, and recycle.
  6. Earth Day Bookmarks – The perfect Earth Day treat for your students. Available in full-color and black-and-white.
  7. Earth Day Survey and Graph – A fun and different way to practice graphing in your classroom while encouraging collaboration between students.
  8. Spring Coloring Book – Let your little ones COLOR & SPELL Spring words.
  9. Love the Earth Mystery Picture Graph – Students will love discovering the mystery picture by coloring in the correct squares on the alphanumeric grid using the coordinates given. This is a great addition to an Earth Day or recycling unit!
  10. April 2015 Journal – A month of free journaling for learners age 8 to 100! Read about important historic, artistic, and current events that happened during the month of April – including J. Robert Oppenheimer’s birthday and Earth Day on April 22nd. Then develop vocabulary and critical thinking skills.

Join Us in Fighting Child Hunger in America #FightHungerTogether

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Did you know that here in America, 1 in 5 children face hunger?  That is 16 million children!  That’s why ConAgra Foods and the ConAgra Foods Foundation are harnessing the power of youth to tackle this issue in neighborhoods across the country.  I’m working with Conagra Foods Foundation and The Motherhood to help fight hunger together!  The food pantries are in such need and we CAN make a difference!

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This week, I took my 4 kiddos out and we purchased $50 worth of Conagra Foods to donate to our favorite local food donation center, Food 2 Kids Athens.  We were able to donate over 25 lbs of food to help other kids!  My kids took time picking out some great Conagra Foods in their favorite flavors, knowing that other kids would love those flavors as well.

While we were donating, Food 2 Kids generously gave us a tour and showed how they bag up the foods.  The way this program works is that they make bags of food to send home with children from school so that way they have food to eat on the weekends.  My kids were floored that some kids in our local community do not have food to eat on the weekend.   Even more shocking was the number of how many kids they feed!  I should have written it down, but I was so surprised at the number that I forgot!

One easy way to get involved is to look for the red pushpin and locate the code found on specially marked ConAgra Foods products. For each 8-digit code entered at www.ChildHungerEndsHere.com from March-August 2015, ConAgra Foods will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America, up to 3 million meals.  That will truly make a difference!

Discover more about ConAgra Foods’ approach to fighting child hunger at ChildsHungerEndsHere.com

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80% Off HSI Professional Flat Iron Hair Straightener!


WOW!  Score 80% off the HSI PROFESSIONAL 1 CERAMIC FLAT IRON HAIR STRAIGHTENER! This is an excellent price on a very highly rated flat iron!  This ships for free as well!

  • Straighten, flip and curl your hair
  • Adjustable temperature from 240F to 410F (120C – 200C) to suit all hair types
  • Ceramic/tourmaline ion plates create a shinier, silkier finish in lesser time
  • 1 inch plate width, wide enough for any hair length and hair types, yet narrow enough for bangs
  • Transform frizzy, dull hair into gorgeous straight, sleek locks

Diono Rainier Convertible Carseat

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I’ve always been a Britax girl, but I’m so intrigued by this Diono Rainier Convertible carseat!

It’s features include being able to go from 5lbs- 120 lbs and accommodating children up to 5’7″!  It rear-faces up to 50 lbs!  Even better, it has a 12 year life due to it’s STEEL frame!  This could be the only carseat I ever have to buy for our next baby!

I’m definitely keeping this one in mind as we shop carseats!

50% Off Crock-Pot Casserole Slow Cooker

Price back up :-(
Wow! This is the lowest price I’ve seen on this!  Right now Amazon has the Crock-Pot SCCPCCM350-CR Casserole Crock Slow Cooker, 3.5-Quart, Perfect Plum for 50% off, down to just $25!  Check out all the features!  Perfect for Mother’s Day!

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  • Come home to dinner throughout the week and use to transport and keep your casseroles warm while entertaining
  • 9″ x 13″ rectangular removable stoneware is the perfect size and shape to cook and serve casseroles, lasagnas and other great dishes
  • Manual Low, High and Warm Settings to slow cook and warm casseroles, lasagnas and more
  • Cook & Carry locking lid system for ease on the go; 3.5 Quart capacity
  • Removable stoneware is oven safe

Dr. Who Tumbler with Lid and Straw and BackPack!

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Many of my readers have been on the hunt for Dr. Who items!  Just wanted to let you know that I just found something that will come in handy this summer!  Get the Doctor Who Tumbler Cup – Dr Who TARDIS Insulated Travel Coffee Mug with Lid and Straw – 16 oz on Amazon right now!  It’s currently one of the fastest selling items, so it may sell out.

  • Doctor Who TARDIS durable and lightweight travel tumbler has a secure, screw-on removable lid
  • Comes with a straw for easy coffee, tea, and other drink consumption
  • Holds 12 ounces of hot or cold beverages, design helps maintain drink temperature
  • Perfect gift for the ultimate Dr Who fan. Comes boxed
  • Dishwasher safe, not suitable for microwave use; Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 6.5 in


You can also grab a Doctor Who Dr. Blue Tardis Knapsack Backback to aid you in your travels this summer.  So fun and much cheaper than I’ve seen in stores.  (Thanks Time2Save)

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program 2015

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Hooray!  Barnes & Noble are once again offering their Summer Reading Program for grades 1-6!  Head on over here to find out more and print your materials.

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Simply fill out your reading log showing that you’ve read 8 books and take to your local Barnes & Noble store for a FREE book!  There are some fantastic books to choose from this year!  My kids love our tradition of going and getting new books with this program!