Amazing Jakes Food and Fun (+ Printable Coupon)

Plan some last minute fun before school starts in a few weeks! Head over to Amazing Jake’s in Plano. Amazing Jake’s is over 95,000 square feet of food and fun, conveniently located inside the Collin Creek Mall. They offer an Amazing Buffet of Pizza, Soups, Salads and Desserts. Practice your putting skills on our Miniature Golf Course, race your friends on the Go-Karts, take aim in Laser Tag, climb 25 feet off the ground on the Rock Climbing Wall, bump and dodge on our Bumper Cars, perfect your gaming skills and win prizes in our Mega Arcade or enjoy our various Kid City Rides!

Use this coupon to save even more! It’s good for a B1G1 FREE Buffet!

Enjoy a Healthy Snack and Pay it Forward at Sprouts

I was provided with bars and a giftcard to pay it forward in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own and are honest.

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Have you heard of This Bar Saves Lives bar? It’s a non-GMO snack bar packed with superfoods. We have a Sprouts near us and they carry them now!

When you buy one of these bars, it literally helps save a childs life. Watch this short video to learn more about this awesome pay it forward!

So head to your local Spouts and help feed hungry kids. (The Bars are super yummy too! I like the Blueberry best!)

Getting Organized to go Back to School (+ Giveaway!)

I have partnered with Wall Pops to show you a fun way to get organized for Back to School! Plus they are providing a giveaway! All opinions are mine and are honest.

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I have a space in my house that I like to keep all things school related. We try really hard to keep everything contained to that area! I have also this year, added a calendar to help keep us moving in the right direction and on the same page! With three kids, a husband who travels and my PTA and Gym schedule, I need to SEE what we have going on each day. My kids also enjoy seeing what we have planned.

To organize this space as a Back to School area:

I bought cheap hooks at Hobby Lobby for the girls. I found ones that had each kids initials on them. They know that this is where their backpacks must hang each night. All homework and books must stay in them as well. I have found that having a “home” for items makes me feel much more organized.

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I was sent the Black Wall Pop Calendar to check out and we love it! It fits great on the back of our garage door and we can easily add to the schedule or erase off what is no longer needed.

We have our key hook on the last wall as a great place to keep them handy to grab just before we leave.

Giveaway:

With school starting in a few short weeks, Wall Pops thought it would be fun to partner with me to giveaway one of these calendars as seen above to one of my readers! Leave a comment on this blog post telling us where you would put the Wall Pop and how it would help your family. Giveaway ends on 8/15 at 5PM CST.

 

Bucket List Item: Challenging myself to do Triathlon

This is sponsored conversation brought to you by New Creative Media.  Any opinions stated are my own based on my own personal experience.

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I don’t run in the summer. It’s simply just too hot. However, runs are starting to pop on the schedule for the fall and I am signing up left and right! I am so excited about challenging myself and pushing myself harder. I love a good challenge and running is very social for me. I love running with friends and am lucky to have several who also enjoy it!

There is a Triathlon coming and I’ve been considering this. The running and cycling don’t worry me, it’s the swimming! I might bucket list this so I can check it off!

If you want to try one out, then you should check out the 7th Annual Clear Lake International Triathlon that is happening on Saturday, August 23, 2014 in League City, Texas!!  

The swimming portion takes place at Clear Lake, Bike a loop course, crossing the Kemah Bridge, passing NASA. The run is on a partly shaded course overlooking Clear Lake and South Shore Marina.  Go here for more info! —> Clear Lake International & Sprint Triathlon

I can’t wait to check a Tri off of my list! I thought that they were further but I think I could def do the Sprint. This Tri has two options:

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Swim 1.5 K (.93 miles),  bike 46 K (28.8 miles) and run 10 K (6.2 miles)

Sprint Course

Swim .5 K (.31 miles), bike 23 K (14 miles), run 3.4 K (2.1 miles)

I’m used to running 5K’s, so I think the Sprint is a good start for me. I need to read up on gear and clothing for Triathlons. Have you ran one? What was your experience?

If you want to mark one off of your bucket list, then register for the 7th Annual Clear Lake International Triathlon!

Back to School shopping with Walgreens Paperless Coupons

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WalgreensPaperless

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I am in the throws of trying to get some great deals on Back to School shopping for my kids. With three in school, we need everything from clothes and shoes, to back packs and school supplies. I am doing my best to try to save on everything that I possibly can.

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Walgreens has a mobile app that I downloaded on my iPhone. Within the app, I was able to load some paperless coupons that allowed me to save money on things I was going to purchase anyways! Here are a few of the deals that I scored at Walgreens with Paperless Coupons:

Wexford Scissors $1.49
$0.49 final price clipless coupon
Total: $0.49

Dawn on sale for $0.99
$0.25 paperless coupon
Total: $0.74

L’Oreal Essence Hair Color $7.99 (on sale)
$3 paperless coupon
Total: $4.99

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There were several other paperless coupons that would have helped with back to school buying as well. While checking out, the man behind me was amazed to find out that I could load paperless coupons on my phone and have the cashier scan my phone for savings. I told him how easy it was to load the coupons and how with three kids we love finding new ways to save money.

I only saved $5.25 buying these items, but that is almost 50% off and was all done without the hassle of actually buying and cutting coupons from a newspaper! So easy! I even loaded a few other coupons to my phone while standing in line waiting to check out. I love having my coupons mobile. No more worrying about leaving my coupon binder at home. Having my coupons on my phone make it so easy and simple. I don’t mind standing in longer lines at check out now, it gives me more opportunities to load coupons and save!

WalgreensCouponsTo use the Paperless Coupons, simply download the FREE Walgreens app. Create an account and upload the coupons that you want to use. (Be sure to sync your Balance Rewards membership to the Mobile App to get started.) At checkout, simply open the app and let the cashier scan your phone. The discounts will show on your receipts. So easy.

Summer fun with Disney Club Penguin Music Jam event

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Chloe loves Club Penguin. She has for a few years now and I love that she can connect and play with her friends from different parts of the country. She has an adorable Puffle that she enjoys dressing and such on there!

We were invited to check out their new Music Jam event and Chloe was ALL over that! Perfect for the music loving nine year old! She was super excited to hear her favorite artists perform on the all-new musical cruise ship, and then make music with the new SoundStudio. The cruise ship setting makes this Jam Event so much fun! (We took a Disney cruise and Chloe got to dance on the top deck at a kids jam event!)

While on the Music Jam cruise, you will get to hear performances from DJ Cole Plante, Zendaya, Sabrina Carpenter, Violetta and Cadence on the cruise’s main stage, eat at the buffet, stomp out rhythms together in the Engine room and watch as day turns to night on-board. With the new SoundStudio, you can make unique music mixes. You will be able to save your music creations and share them with others in the Dance Club where all players can ‘like’ the music.

Chloe has been playing on this for the last few days and is very sad that it all ends on July 29th. She will prob be difficult to remove from the computer come Wednesday as she has enjoyed it so much!

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Frozen Dresses for less then $18 Shipped

My youngest is turning 6 soon and she LOVES Frozen so much! Her whole birthday theme is Frozen! I am so excited about this fun find on Amazon!

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Pay just $17.11 for this Frozen Princess Elsa and Anna Dress Girl’s short sleeve Purple Tutu Dress!

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Or get this one for just $17.68 Shipped! Frozen Girl Elsa & Anna tutu princess dress w/ action figure!

 

Shutterfly: 5 FREE 5×7 Photo Cards

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Order some personalized cards for FREE! Right now ALL customers receive 5 free 5×7 flat or folded cards with promo code LUCKY5. 7/24-7/30. I’m ordering Thank You cards for Maci’s b-day party!

PineCove Camp in the City (+ Coupon Code for Savings)

*I have partnered with Pinecove to bring you more information about their awesome camps. All opinions are my own and are honest.

Steve and I were so excited to send our girls to Pine Cove Camp in the City this year at our church. I’ve heard great things about this camp and all three were old enough to go! This is not a normal 9-12 type camp, it’s an action packed 9-4 camp! They got to experience so many different things and enjoy some fun adventurous outdoor play.

Some of the activities that they enjoyed include: Laser Tag, Spider Web, Rock Climbing Wall, Water Slide, Bungee Trampoline, giant slide, archery, slip and slide, Octaball, Fashion Show, and Obstacle course. My girls were so excited each day to tell me about their day. It was crazy exciting to hear the joy in their voices. They were so sad that it was only a week long, and honestly I loved dropping them off each morning and seeing the counselors cheering them on with a warm welcome. Pine Cove goes all out and the staff is top notch.

My oldest, Chloe, asked Jesus into her heart at Pine Cove! Truly special!

Use coupon code CRAZYBLOG to save $15 off your Camp in the City registration, or $25 off your Overnight Youth Camp registration.

Camp in the City is still going on around the state. Look and see if there is a location close to you! You won’t regret sending your little ones! Check here for Camp in the City locations.

You can register online here!

If you want to check out their overnight Youth Camp you can click on over here!

 

 

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