Thursday, December 17, 2009

Betty Crocker Cookie Party

I invited some friends over to bake some treats and they were able to take some home for thier families.
This was my first time having a cookie party.
We had so much fun that I think we'll be doing it again next year.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Thanks

Applebees Would like to say thanks to all our veterns and active duty millitary with a free entree on November 11th.
I sure do appreciate all that the military does for our country.
It takes some special people to fill these positions.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Little Humor

Good News, Bad News

A minister stood in front of his congregation and announced, "I have good news and bad news. The good news is we have enough money to pay for our new building program. The bad news is that it’s still in your pockets.”

Courtesy of


Come experience the all‐new Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Over the Top playing at The Palace of Auburn Hills with your family!

Ringling Bros. Coupon Code Details

The tickets can be purchased from ticketmaster
Get 4 tickets for $44 for all performances by entering the code “MOM” in the MC promotion code box on Ticketmaster. Minimum purchase of 4 tickets required; additional tickets above 4 can be purchased at $11 each. Not valid on VIP Gold, VIP, and Circus Celebrity seats or combinable with other offers. Service charges and handling fees will apply.

Be sure to get to the arena early to check out the All Access Preshow, which begins at 6:30pm. It will give you a chance to head down to the circus floor to meet the performers, get autographs, try on costumes, and clown around! This extra is free for all ticket holders.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Disney Live! Rockin' Road Show

Hit the road with Mickey and your favorite Disney friends on a hilarious, one-of-a-kind talent search adventure in Disney Live! Rockin' Road Show! Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy are setting the stage for fun and they need your help rounding up the coolest acts around. Along the way, hit a high note with Cinderella; get your bounce on with Tigger; and lend your loudest yee-haw to a hoedown with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear from Disney/Pixar's Toy Story and Toy Story 2! It's a live, fall-down-funny family getaway jam-packed with unexpected twists, turns and hijinks -right in your hometown.

I can't wait to see this show, I'm sure it will be a great time full of fun.

Here is the link to purchase your tickets and enjoy a wonderful time.

When you get to the site click on the show you would like to see and then use the code LIVE to get a $3.00 discount off of each of your tickets.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Michael Buble

A Little Humor...

I thought this one was cute.

Making a Wedding Bearable

Little Johnny was in a relative’s wedding. As he was coming down the aisle, he would take two steps, stop, and then turn to the crowd, put his hands up like claws and roar.

That’s the way it went all down the aisle: step, step, ROAR…step, step, ROAR…step, step, ROAR.

As you can imagine, the crowd was near tears from laughing by the time he reached the pulpit. When the priest who was celebrating the wedding asked what he was doing, Little Johnny sniffed and said, “I was being the Ring Bear.”

You can check out more of these jokes here.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Magic Continues...

Last night my family and I went to see Disney On Ice. They are celebrating 100 years of magic, and they sure did share the magic with the whole crowd last night. It was a great family night and we all had a wonderful time watching the show.
I don't know about everyone else but for me the magic was there, I felt like a kid just enjoying the show and not worried about responsibilities at the moment.
I enjoyed watching my kids watch the show and all the other kids also.

I will post some pictures later.

You can also enjoy the magic while they are still in town with this special deal that everyone can take advantage of.

Here is the deal
The tickets can be purchased from
The coupon code will be ‘MOM’— four tickets for $44 for weekday shows Monday-Friday and $4 off all tickets for weekend shows. Any additional tickets beyond the 4-pack for shows during the week are still priced at $11.

Remaining Disney on Ice Shows at the Palace of Auburn Hills include:
* Thursday, October 1 at 7:30 pm
* Friday, October 2 at 11:00 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm
* Saturday, October 3 at 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm
* Sunday, October 4 at 1:00 pm, 5:00 pm

Friday, August 28, 2009

$10 Gift Card

Hurry and claim a $10 FREE gift card to Lakeside Mall! As part of the Shop Smart promotion, 500 $10 gift cards are being given away to participating malls nationwide! These will disappear quickly, so snag one now to help you out with school shopping! You can redeem these free gift cards during the Shop Smart event at participating stores on September 17-19. If you're not in the Macomb area, check here to find a a participating mall near you, then head to your mall's website to claim the free gift certificate.
Plus, if you're shopping on September 17-19 and spend $75, you can bring your receipts to the Shop Smart Zone for another $10 gift card (as part of the GGP Gift with Purchase offer)! This might be a nice way to stretch your school shopping dollars!

As of 11:15 a.m. today 472 are let to snag.

Terms & Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To receive a voucher redeemable for a $10 GGP Gift Card (“Shop Smart Gift Card”):

Visit and accurately complete and submit the registration form. Approximate start time for registration is 12:00:01 a.m. CT 8/24/09 through 11:59:59 p.m. 9/18/09, or while supplies last (“Registration Period”). An e-mail with a voucher redeemable for one Shop Smart Gift Card will be sent to the e-mail address provided during registration.

Print the e-mail voucher.

To claim your Shop Smart Gift Card, while supplies last, present the original e-mail voucher at the shopping center referenced on the voucher (“Your Mall”) to a staff member at the dedicated program table located at the Shop Smart Zone at Your Mall 9/17-9/18, 2009, during the hours of 10:00 a.m. local time until the mall’s regularly scheduled closing time, and September 19 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. local time.

Offer available to legal residents of the U.S. who are 18 years of age or older at time of registration. Limit one (1) gift card per e-mail address, person, per household.

Thanks goes to

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Disney On Ice 2009

I have been given a great opportunity to share a fun family night out with everyone.
From Wednesday September 30th- Sunday October 4th, 2009, Disney On Ice will be performing at The Palace Of Auburn Hills.

The last time I went to one of these performances was with my husband when we were still dating, about 15 years ago. I am looking forward to taking my kids this year.

Here is the deal
The tickets can be purchased from
The coupon code will be ‘MOM’— four tickets for $44 for weekday shows Monday-Friday and $4 off all tickets for weekend shows. Any additional tickets beyond the 4-pack for shows during the week are still priced at $11.

You can also share this opportunity with your friends and family.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Taste for yourself!

Get your free fiber one samples, plus $5 in coupons here.

Monday, June 29, 2009


It's been awhile since I have posted anything so I thought I would throw something up here real quick. It's been really crazy around here lately and it does not look like it is gonna let up a little bit until after August. I just got back Friday late afternoon from Church Camp. On Tuesday night the power went out at camp for 3 or 4 hours, the kids were great while the power was out, they continued with activities like nothing happened. Then when the power came back on the kids screamed for at least 15 to 20 minutes, they were sooo happy. My niece came up to me to tell me she and another girl prayed together for the power to come back on and in her words "He answered our prayer", It was such a joy to see the amazement in her face. The amazement that God answers prayers still today.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Free bowling for children--all Summer long!

The popular Kids Bowl Free program which I shared about last Summer is back again for this Summer. If there is a bowling alley participating in your area (see participating bowling centers here), you can sign up to get two free games of bowling for every child in your family every day--all Summer long! More details are here.

Thanks, Jaycie!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Free Amelia Earhart Lapbook

I signed up for CurrCliks Newsletter and they just sent me this information on a free lapbook about Amelia Earhart. I personally have not used these lapbooks with my kids yet, but I think I am going to try this one with them and see what they think. Just go to this website CurrClik and download the lapbookto your computer and then print it off.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Game of Hope

Tornadoes Video

Friday, January 9, 2009

FREE Del Monte® 100 Calorie Fruit*

First you will have to sign up with them here.

*Available to the first 50,000 people to respond.
Log in to Receive Coupon

Every 28 days you can enter for a chance to win a year's supply of Kotex® products.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Get back up!

When you feel you can't get back up remember
God's grace that He has given to all of us.

This is short video that reminds us we can
always get back up. Check it out.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Washington Times Op-ed—Bush Did His Part

by J. Michael Smith
HSLDA President

At a time when President George W. Bush will leave office with some of the lowest approval ratings in the history of the presidency, there is one group of citizens who should be grateful for the work he did on their behalf. Mr. Bush has been a strong supporter of a parent’s right to choose home education.

When he was governor of Texas and the right to homeschool was being debated, Mr. Bush strongly defended the right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children via homeschooling.

When he came to Washington, he carried that same support for homeschooling and parental freedom with him. On Sept. 27, 2001, he directed a letter to a group of home-school state leaders gathered at the Home School Legal Defense Association National Leadership Conference.

Mr. Bush encouraged the leaders with these words: “Education is one of our nation’s top priorities. To help ensure a bright future for America, our young people must have the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in a dynamic and changing world. Home-schooling contributes significantly to this vital endeavor by giving parents the opportunity to take a more active and direct role in their children’s education.”

At the beginning of Mr. Bush’s first term, homeschoolers were facing significant obstacles at the federal level. One area of injustice for homeschoolers concerned their entry into the military.

The initial problem was that the various branches of the military refused to recognize home-school diplomas as equivalent to those issued by an accredited public or private school. Public school graduates were placed in Tier I of the military’s three-tier enlistment categories and consequently given priority for advancement in the various military branches. Most other enlistees—including graduates with GEDs and home-schoolers—were placed in Tier II, which made it much harder to make career progress in the military.

In 1998, HSLDA helped negotiate a six-year pilot program whereby homeschoolers would be placed in Tier I. Their attrition rates would be evaluated at the end of that time to determine whether they were indeed good candidates for military service.

Regrettably, at the end of the pilot test in 2004, homeschoolers were again placed in Tier II. HSLDA, however, showed where the pilot test could have been flawed and suggested to the Department of Defense that it change its policy based upon data that showed that home-school graduate enlistees who scored above the 50th percentile on the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) had attrition rates comparable to those of traditional high school graduates.

With the assistance of the president, the undersecretary of defense pronounced a policy effective June 1, 2007, that again placed homeschool graduates in Tier I for a four-year period ending Sept. 30, 2011.

Tier I is especially important to enlistees because only Tier I enlistees are eligible for additional benefits, such as special education, specialized training and monetary incentives up to $70,000.

Each branch of the service has slightly different criteria for determining whether an enlistee is truly a homeschool graduate, but the three primary components are: a high school diploma, an official transcript and proof of compliance with the enlistee’s state homeschool law.

On behalf of the many homeschool graduates, past, present and future, who desire to serve our country in the military, we thank Mr. Bush for his assistance through the Department of Defense to recognize the value of homeschoolers in the military, and the unique nature of the education they receive. We trust that future commanders-in-chief will be supportive of homeschoolers who want to serve their country in one of the armed services.

Michael Smith is the president of the Home School Legal Defense Association. He may be contacted at (540)338-5600; or send email to