Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saturday Adventures...

Isn't that a beautiful picture? I took it at Lake Zorinsky.  I love going over there!

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know what I was able to go to today in Omaha.  I always like it when other bloggers let me know how the free events or deals they posted about went, so I try to write about my experiences every now and then. As I posted before, there were a TON of things going on today for free. I learned a couple things today: 1-Though my son is doing remarkably better, he is not 100% and still apparently needs to be reigned in for his own good, and 2-Apparently I cannot do it all (especially with said child not feeling well).  So, my son, Ender, would go and go all day right until he wore himself out which was pretty quick.  My husband was on call today too so I was on my own with 4 kids (ages 7,6,3,& 2).  But we still did a lot...

First we went to the kids church activity that I told you about the other day where they had a blast (and they were fed lunch-thank goodness for that!!).  Then I anxiously drove down to Old Navy, sure all the $1 Flip Flops wold be gone by then (it was noon).  Um...apparently I have not been paying attention because I went to my usual Old Navy, and it was gone...just I decided to just skip it and go to the Village Point event.

Guess how lucky I was though?! My Old Navy apparently moved to Village Point, so I was able to go in and get some flip flops. Sadly, there were none for kids when I was there (as it turned out there were 2 moms up front holding them all hostage as they tried to decide which ones they REALLY wanted and how they could manage to take turns going through the line to get all of them...yes ALL of the kids flip flops). I was able to get some for Me and Wes at least and that was great. It was a busy store, but luckily we were able to get in and out pretty quick-they had that line moving like a well oiled machine!!

After that we went out to the Village Point event there and had a blast. We made seed necklaces, got the coupon books (which have some killer deals BTW), got cookies from the Loft, food from Kona Grill (free samples), ate suckers from Durham Heritage Museum, picked out beautiful post cards from Joslyn Art museum, Saw a parrot from the zoo, got free toys and stickers from the zoo, and played some fun games! And all of that for free!! We even ran into a few friends!! It was a lot of fun and like I said, ALL FREE!!! LOVED it!

By this point, Ender was starting to really breakdown and cry and not want to move (very unlike him when he is well), but I needed to stop at Walmart or Hyvee to get potatoes (They are $.77 for a 5 lb bag at Hyvee today and tomorrow, so I could go to Hyvee or to Walmart and price match). I decided to try Walmart so we could see if there were anymore of the free ice cream sundaes.

We got to Walmart, and found they were having a Health fair as well as the free Sundaes at our location. So, we went to all the health booths up front before venturing in to find the Free Sundaes. Wow-we got some AWESOME freebies and coupons there! I got tons of stuff for my glasses (cases, cleaning cloths, cleaning solution), for my contacts (solution, cases), and for pain (Advil, and other medicine samples). Most of those samples were full size samples! It was awesome! There was even a Chiropractor there that had a wheel to spin to get a prize. Ender spun for me and won me the BIG prize of a full exam for free, including x rays, and all. Interesting...

Finally we made it over to the Free Sundaes and wouldn't you know it-they were RIGHT at the end of them and I must be doing something right today, because my kids got the very last Sundaes! WOW-good thing I did not wait another minute to head over!!

I did miss the Omaha City Parks and Recs department Spring into Summer celebration at Zorinsky Lake (3808 S 156th St) from 10 am - 2 pm. I really wanted to go over there, check out the free activities, and buy our summer swim pass, but it just did not happen. I'll still have to buy that pass soon though!

I also missed the free hot dogs at the new Stoney Brook Hy-Vee and their Kids Club activity.

Did any of you make it to any of these fun activities or did you do other fun activities? I would love to hear about your Saturday adventures!!


Disney 50 Days of Music Day 20:

Today's download is "Boo Bop Bopbop Bop (I love you too)" from the Pete's Dragon soundtrack. I just downloaded mine from the link in their Facebook status!

My sister said she cannot get these downloads to work. Is anyone else having trouble? When I do it each day, there are 2 links in their status, and I click on the first link as that one will take you to the song download (the second link will take you to iTunes where you can buy the whole album if you so desire).  Once I click on it, a new window opens and because of my computer security, a yellow line appears across the top of the new window saying Internet Explorer blocked the download for my safety. I right click that and tell it to download, then I choose to save it, and put it in my mp3 folder on my desktop.  That is how it works for me. Just thought I would share in case you were all having trouble!

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.


Still love my Scrubbing Bubbles (You should take advantage of the coupon!)

As I was cleaning up in my bathroom again today, I was so glad to have this product, so I wanted to repost this review for those that may have missed it the first time around!

As a member of Bzz Agent, I am sometimes contacted by them with information or deals for products. Well, I was lucky enough to be chosen to try out a new product for them, and I am really excited to tell you about it. Before I do, just know that they did send me a free product to try out, but all opinions expressed are my own!!

OK, if you know me personally, you know I HATE to clean. I have a few problems with it. 1-I HATE to put so much effort in with such little results, 2-I HATE the smell of cleaning supplies. Well, yesterday in the mail, I got my package containing my free sample of Scrubbing Bubbles® Extend-A-Clean™ Power Sprayer from Bzz Agent to try! Thank goodness it came when it did because I happened to be cleaning all day yesterday preparing for my sister-in-law to come visit. As usual, I saved the bathroom for the end.

Here are a few things I was told about the Scrubbing Bubbles® Extend-A-Clean™ Power Sprayer by Bzz Agent:
  • Works over-time to fight soap scum and grime for up to 4 days with just one application
  • Features the first ever one-touch continuous sprayer, for complete ease of use
  • Designed for occasional deep cleaning
  • Safe for use on most bathroom surfaces including sinks, tiles, counters, showers and tubs
So, this thing has an awesome continuous spray that foams on and cleans like crazy.  Our bathroom sink was gross when we move din 2 years ago and in spite of great effort to make it shine, it never has. I sprayed this on let it sit for about a minute, then wiped it clean, and it was sparkly!! I could not believe it-fast, easy, and it worked well!! Minimal effort with great results! I was sold on that first spray! And guess what?! It has a smell I LIKE-it smells clean AND good.

I seriously loved this product, and the best part is that Bzz Agent sent me coupons that I can share with you. I have quite a few coupons for $5 off a starter kit (runs about $8.99) and $1 off refills (run about $3.99). So, if you would like a coupon to try this out, email me and let me know, and I will send out coupons on a first come, first served basis until my coupons are gone. Email me at with subject "Scrubbing Bubbles Coupon" and include your mailing address in the body of the email so I can mail you a coupon.  Trust me, you will want to give this a try!


Service Saturday: 2010 American Cancer Society Relay for Life

Many of you know that my Grandpa died of Lung Cancer when I was young, and my aunt Cathy (pictured above) died of Brain Cancer a couple years ago. I know most of us have known someone close to us that has had or is currently batteling Cancer in one form or another. Each year the American Cancer Society has a Relay for Life, and this year one of my mom's best friends, Jill, is doing it. I thought it would be great to share with you her letter about the Relay for Life for my Saturday Service post. Below is the letter she sent out:

Dear Friends,

This year, I am helping save lives from cancer by taking part in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, and I’m hoping you will support me.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives people in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.

In addition to helping people celebrate, remember, and fight back, Relay For Life also helps raise much-needed funds and awareness to help the American Cancer Society save lives from cancer and create more birthdays.

Please support me in my efforts by visiting my personal web page to make a secure, tax-deductible online donation.

Every donation really does make a difference. I know that times are tighter than normal for many of us, but any amount you can give truly can help save lives.

You see, thanks to your support, the American Cancer Society can:
  • Help people stay well by helping them take steps to prevent cancer or detect it early, when it’s most treatable
  • Help people get well by being in their corner around the clock to guide them through every step of their cancer experience
  • Find cures by funding groundbreaking research that helps us understand cancer’s causes, determine how best to prevent it, and discover new ways to cure it
  • Fight back by working with lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and rally communities worldwide to join the fight
Each of us has our own reasons for caring about the fight against cancer … whatever your reasons, I hope you’ll choose to make a difference by making a donation online to support my efforts. I’m so grateful to have great people like you in my life who want to see an end to cancer in our lifetime.

Together we can save lives. Thank you.
To learn more about Relay For Life, please visit our Relay For Life information page.

If you are able to donate to thisworthy event, please note that you can donate to Jill's team here, or if you would rather give a general donation you can do that here.

Thanks Jill and Mom for sharing this information for me and for letting me share it with my readers!


Graveyard Mall Toy clearance today!

Can I just start by saying wow!! Today, Graveyard Mall's Deal of the Day is more like a clearance toy sale of the day. They are getting in a huge toy shipment and to quote their website, they are "going to struggle to make room for it all. So... order your toys before they arrive and we won't have to put them away. Plus, you'll save an extra 25% off our already low prices!". Just use coupon code: preordertoys25

There are a TON of toy included. Go check them out here.

Photobucket 90% off sale is at it again! To celebrate their new site look they are having a clearance sale of up to 90% off. They seem to have a lot of great deals in Salt Lake. Anyway, I got an email about their current clearance slae and it looks great. Click here to shop the sale. Please note the sale is for a limited time and while supplies last, so I would look sooner than later!


6pm deals today

Today's deals at look good. They include up to 70% off Police or Swiss Military watches, Clarks shoes, and Hurley apparel. Go check out all today's deals here.


Last reminder or today's Omaha happenings

Isn't that a beautiful picture? I took it at Lake Zorinsky.

Saturday May 22 events around Omaha:

1. The Old Navy Flip Flop Sale (stores open at 7 am)

2. The Omaha City Parks and Recs department Spring into Summer celebration at Zorinsky Lake (3808 S 156th St) from 10 am - 2 pm. There will be live music and a climbing wall, and you will be able to buy Summer Swimming pool passes and register for summer programs.

3. Free Sundaes at Walmart from 11am - 4pm (or while supplies last).

4. The free hot dogs at the new Stoney Brook Hy-Vee and their Kids Club activity.

5. The Village Point events (which look awesome-and you can get the great discount book!) from noon until 8:30pm