Thursday, May 6, 2010

Weekly Series...Reader participation wanted!

You all know that I started a Tuesdays Travels series of posts this week, but did you notice that yesterday I added a list on the right side of daily posts in different series? Here is the plan so far:
  • Sunday: Sunday Sales: Newspaper Round-Up     On Sundays, I will try to read through the paper and post the best deals. As a heads up, Sundays are a family day for us and I will sometimes not post at all on Sunday's (my one day off). But when I do, I will let you know what good stuff I find in the Sunday paper (generally this includes great sales, free events, and coupon inserts).
  • Monday: Mommy School Mondays     More details on this coming, but as a preview, I was a school teacher with a major in theatre and a minor in reading. Since I quit teaching to stay at home, I have been putting my education knowledge to use by doing "mommy school" preschool with my kids.  I will share my lessons and my plans here.   
  • Tuesday: Tuesdays Travels      This was started this week with this post about New York City. Check out the overview of Tuesdays Travels here and check out the upcoming locations herePLEASE send your Hawaii and Disneyland tips and tricks to me ASAP!  
  • Wednesday: Beckees Best of Omaha Grocery     I have been doing this now for a few weeks. To see this week's round up, click here.
  • Thursdays: TBA     Well readers, any requests? What would you like to see here?  Let me know if you have any ideas that you would like to see me try out for our Thursday series!
  • Friday: Weekend Warriors: Fast and Furious Daycations    This will focus on day/weekend trips you can easily take from Omaha. I would love to also have readers guest blog on this one sometimes to tell me about good "daycations" or weekend trips near your city.  It will be coming soon! Local readers-please let me know where some of your favorite daycations are near Omaha! 
  • Saturday: Service Spotlight Saturday     I love saving money! That is why I started this blog, but I also feel very strongly that giving back is SO important.  This series will focus on service opportunities as well as spotlighting examples of service.  Posts like this one about my brother's service project will go here. And the best news is that you can submit any service project you know of, get help with Scout projects, or you can write a spotlight about an example of service in your community and I will post your story/event on here. You can be a guest blogger! :)  A preview of this week: since it is Mother's Day Sunday, I will start this series with a spotlight on a couple of ladies that have served myself and my husband for our whole lives: my mom and my mother-in-law. 


Midwest Trade Days Outdoor Market in Omaha

This looks really interesting so I wasn to share it. Midwest Trade days is an open market in Omaha. According to their website there is:


Only at Midwest Trade Days can you stroll through an outdoor market and see a variety of different shops. On any given weekend you can find: clothing, furniture, jewelry, collectables, plants, pottery, books, tools, food, and much, much more!


Fun deals at Papio Fun Park

Papio Fun Park has some fun deals going on right now!
  • Late Night Special: Buy an Extreme Wristband, normally priced at $20 for ONLY $12 + tax, available from 8:00pm - Close. Detail on that here
  • They will be in the LaVista Daze Parade, May 29th. There they will be giving away certificates for FREE Wristbands to anyone who participates in our Sign contest! See detail on that here.
  • Community days are coming this summer, June 6th is Education Day. Anyone that works for one of the school districts gets $5 Extreme Wristbands for them and their guests. Show your ID

FREE 1 scoop Sundaes for Mom

FYI, I just got an email that Culver's in Millard (I repeat-ONLY at the Millard location) is giving FREE 1 scoop Sundaes to moms on Mothers Day (THIS Sunday May 9).


DIsney 50 Days of Music: Day 4: "A Spoonful of Sugar"

Today's download is "A Spoonful of Sugar" from Mary Poppins. I just downloaded mine from the link in their Facebook status!

If you have not done so yet you can either become a friend on Facebook, a follower on Twitter or text Disney Music at 66937 so you can get your free downloads.


Remember: Tomorrow is free admission to Lauritzen

Another thing I learned in today's Omaha World Herald in the Living section was that there is an upcoming FREE admission Day at Lauritzen Gardens. It will be on May 7 in Celebration of National Public Gardens Day. Wes (my husband) has still never been there in the 6 years we have lived here, so I hope he has that day off and I can finally show him this beautiful, uniquely Omaha garden!!

FREE Bo Bice Mp3 download

I really like Bo Bice so I was excited about this freebie. Right here you can download the Mp3 of Bo Bice's "Coming Back Home".

Thanks Combat Clippers.


All You Daily Freebies: MAY link

I told you about the All You Magazine daily freebies. This link will take you to the May daily freebies calendar. You can go back through the calendar to see if there are any you have not signed up for yet!


FREE Nivea Body Wash sample

You can sign up here to get a free sample on Nivea Body Wash. Thius sample request is through the Ellen show website-so Thanks Ellen!!

Also thanks to Frugal Living and Having Fun for finding this one!


67% off Custom Photo Books (A groupon for ANYONE)!!

ANYONE can use this groupon as it is an ONLINE Groupon!!! So, even if you are not in SLC, you can STILL use this!

Today's Salt Lake City Groupon is $20 for $60 Worth of Photo Books from A&I Books.

As with all the deals, make sure you check out the fine print before purchasing. To sign up for Groupons, click on my referral link here (this does NOT commit you to buying any deal-you choose what you buy) and to see the Salt Lake City page, including today's deal, click here.

Not sure what Groupons is? Then click here to read all about it!


Omaha: 52% off hand car wash

Today's Omaha Groupon is $12 for a Hand Car Wash and Vacuum at Z.I.P.'s Detail Center.

As with all the deals, make sure you check out the fine print before purchasing. To sign up for Groupons, click on my referral link here (this does NOT commit you to buying any deal-you choose what you buy) and to see the Omaha page, including today's deal, click here.

Not sure what Groupons is? Then click here to read all about it!


FREE 8x10 Photo collage from Walgreens

Looking for a free Mother's Day photo creation? Look no further! Now through Saturday you can get 1 FREE 8x10 Photo Collage Print from Walgreens by using code GOODTHOUGHTS at checkout.  One per person. My husband and I will both be taking advantage of this to get something for our moms, and my children will be subjected to a photo shoot after school today so we can get new, updated pics for it!!  :)