Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming to DFW (+ Giveaway!) #RBBBDFW

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is heading to Dallas FortWorth later this month! Andre McClain, Ringmaster and America’s favorite cowboy takes the Ringling Bros.® reins and accompanied by his horse Comanche, leads his Built To Amaze! funny and mischievous super circus supervisors, to construct The Greatest Show On Earth. A fantastic design with more than 110 of the world’s best performers representing 17 countries along with 95 exotic and domestic animals will be assembled, creating never-before-seen heart pounding performances. Ringling Bros. is thrilled to introduce nine-time international award winning comedic animal presenting duo Alex and Irina Emelin of Russia. Also new to Ringling Bros. is the Tower Tumblers, a troupe of competitive aerial athletes from the Ukraine who launch themselves from trampolines to scale, repel and pass through a three-story high translucent tower. Ringling Bros. brings a spirited and fiery competition of basketball with the next generation of whirling unicyclists, the legendary King Charles Troupe hailing from New York City!

For more information, visit www.Ringling.com or visit them on Facebook.


Performance Schedule:

Dallas’ American Airlines Center, July 30- August 10
2500 Victory Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

Wed, July 30, 7:30PM
Thu, July 31, 10:30AM, 7:30PM
Fri, Aug 1, 10:30AM, 7:30PM
Sat, Aug 2, 11:30AM, 3:30PM, 7:30PM
Sun, Aug 3, 10:30AM, 2:30PM, 6:30PM
Tue, Aug 5, 7:30PM
Wed, Aug 6, 7:30PM
Thu, Aug 7, 7:30PM
Fri, Aug 8, 7:30PM
Sat, Aug 9, 11:30AM, 3:30PM, 7:30PM
Sun, Aug 10, 10:30AM, 2:30PM, 6:30PM

Fort Worth Convention Center, August 13-17
1201 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Wed, Aug 13, 7:30PM
Thu, Aug 14, 7:30PM
Fri, Aug 15, 10:30AM, 7:30PM
Sat, Aug 16, 11:30PM, 3:30PM, 7:30PM
Sun, Aug 17, 3:00PM

Ticket Information

Tickets are currently available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices are $105 (Circus Celebrity), $75 (Front Row), $50 (VIP), $30, $22, $15. All seats are reserved, and tickets are available by calling toll free 800/745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased at Ticketmaster Retail Locations and at the arena’s box offices.


Wanna win some tickets? Ringling Brothers is providing my family with tickets to enjoy the show opening night AND they are providing me with a family four pack giveaway! Enter to win through July 31st at 7:30PM CST. by leaving a comment on this blog post with who you would take or what your favorite circus act is! For extra entries, Tweet or Share on Facebook, then leave another comment. (I have share buttons on the left hand side of the screen which make it super easy to share!) Giveaway ends on July 21st at 5PM CST. Winner can only win on ONE site, not on multiple sites.

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ENDED: How to have a successful @GameTruckHQ Party (+Giveaway)

Game Truck provided our family and friends with a rocking party for our family. All opinions in this post are mine and are honest.

Summer is coming and it’s time to rev up the FUN! This week we got to invite tons of our friends to come and enjoy a Game Truck Party with us! My girls love playing on the iPads, computers and Wii, but I had NO clue how popular this party would be!

Here is how to have a successful Game Truck Party:

  • Call your local Game Truck franchise and set up date/time.
  • Wait for the confirmation email from Gametruckparty.com and use the included link in that email to send out invites to your friends and family.
  • Plan WHERE you want the truck to park during the party. (I chose a park nearby which had tons of room for the truck and parents to park as well. This truck is around 60 ft long.
  • Enjoy not having to do a thing while the kids play for two hours!

This truck is packed with technology! Think XBOX360®, Nintendo WiiT and Playstation®! We invited kids who ranged in age from 6 to 10. This was seriously the EASIEST party that I have ever thrown! Our GameTruck party host was awesome with the kids. He was very patient. He set the rules before they got into the truck and was very helpful and patient with the kids during the party! If you choose to host the party at your house then you are set with everything that you need (bathroom, snacks, seats for parents…etc.) If you chose to have your party at the park then you might want to consider bringing chairs for the parents. I also provided light snacks for the kids. No food or drinks are allowed inside the truck, so I was sure to bring Pampers wipes to clean hands and faces before letting them play inside.  The truck has an awning that provides great shade outside for the parents. The truck also has it’s own air conditioning system and is temperature controlled. Even with the door wide open, it was very cool inside.

The game choices felt endless for the kiddos and I was able to nix the games that I didn’t want offered. (I opted to have the blood/guts/guns types of games removed due to age and such.) Prices for this vary based on weekend/weekday. You have to call with dates in mind to get estimates on what your party would cost. I also included a gratuity for the guy because he was so awesome during the party.



One lucky MyCRAZYSavings.com reader will win One (1) GameTruck party. GameTruck party must be booked for a weekday. Winner needs to be within a designated GameTruck franchise service area. If winner is outside the area GameTruck will make their best effort to get the winner a party, but if it cannot reasonably be accommodated participant may either share the prize with someone that is within a service area or be compensated with a cash prize of $200. GameTruck party must be redeemed by Dec 31,2014. Leave either a comment about who you would spoil on this post to enter or share this giveaway and leave your share link in the comments. (Remember only one entry per person).

Only one (1) entry per person is allowed. Only residents of the U.S. that are 18 and older with a valid address are eligible to enter. Giveaway ends on 6/1/14 at 5PM CST.

*The awarding of the Giveaway prize is the responsibility of GameTruck

ENDED: SOL REPUBLIC Master Tracks are perfect for Father’s Day (+ Giveaway)

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SOL REPUBLIC headphones are the perfect Father’s day give for dads across the globe. There are several different styles and models and I promise dad won’t be disappointed! They carry different styles that are perfect for dads fitness, sports, or leisure. Here are a few of the options:


Relays are the only headphones that keep up with a busy parent on the go. The patented design allows for a diverse in-ear with amazing sound that keeps up from work to soccer practice to the morning commute to the afternoon work out. The newest headphone in the SOL REPUBLIC family, this one is guaranteed to keep up with an active parent.

SOL REPUBLIC Master Tracks

Sometimes we all just need a moment of silence. Master Tracks provide noise isolation and amazing lightweight comfort, perfect for the mom or dad who travels often or who loves that special moment each day where he/she can curl up on the couch with their iPad and a favorite tv show during a brief moment of relaxation. (This is the pair my hubby is getting for Father’s day!)


Jax pack a ton of sound in a super small encasing. This are a best seller. Jax are perfect for the no-fuss every day life of ALL dads and will blow the sound of the sub-par free earbuds out of the water.

Now that you have read about a few different styles…and don’t forget my favorite that SOL REPUBLIC TRACKS AIR. Grab yours for Dad now so that they will be in on time or you can also enter my giveaway and try to WIN some!


I’ve partnered with SOL REPUBLIC to give away a pair of SOL REPUBLIC Master Tracks! I can’t begin to tell you how AWESOME these headphones are! You will LOVE them! Go read more reviews on Amazon! Enter by leaving a comment on this blog post. You can get additional entries for each social share that you do (just make sure to leave a link to your share in the comments!) Giveaway ends on June 1st at 5PM CST.

ENDED: Summer Fashion Preview at Grapevine Mills Mall (+ Giveaway)

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Grapevine Mills Mall is hosting a Summer Sizzle Fashion Preview on June 12th and has invited me to preview the awesome sales as well as giveaway the opportunity for one of my readers to come with me! The evening will have style presentations, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, swag bags and a $25 American Express Simon Giftcard! I have attended a few of these events in the past and always love checking out their latest stores and the deals! This mall has TONS of DEALS! My kids love going to this mall because it always has Legoland Discovery Center and Sealife!


Leave a comment on this blog post telling me what your “go to” summer outfit is and I will pick one winner to meet me at the Mills on June 12th at 6:30PM. Giveaway ends on 5/21 at 5PM CST.

ENDED: Artscape at the Dallas Arboretum (+ Giveaway)


The Dallas Arboretum will host Artscape, a fantastic juried fine art and fine craft show, at the Pecan Grove at the garden on April 26 and 27. There will be nature inspired paintings, jewelry, sculpture, metalwork and more, amidst the backdrop of the spring garden. You won’t want to miss it! The Dallas Arboretum is beautiful in the spring and just to walk through it is a treat. Wanna take your family. Artscape will feature 75 national and local artists and their nature-inspired artwork on display and for sale including paintings, sculpture, 2-D and 3-D mixed media pieces, photography and more. On both days, artists from the Creative Arts Center of Dallas will demonstrate a variety of art mediums, while acoustic music fills the garden with sounds of spring.


I am giving away a family four-pack for you to check out Artscape with your family! Enter by leaving me a comment telling me who you would take with you! Giveaway ends on 4/22 at 5PM.

The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 3-12 and free for Arboretum members and children two and under. There is an additional cost of $3 per person for entrance into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. On-site parking is $10.

ENDED: Wonder Forge Fun: Disney Princess Frozen Matching Game (+ Giveaway)

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Wonder Forge has three fantastic NEW matching games launching in April that preschoolers are sure to love. With games featuring gorgeous color artwork from Frozen, Planes, and Marvel, there’s something for every preschooler on your list. These games are small, portable, and easy to play—promoting preschool matching, creativity, and imaginative play with your child’s favorite characters. And at just $19.99 or below per game, they’re a great value, offering hours of family fun.


Disney Princess Frozen Matching Game. A fun game of picture-matching! You can order this game on Amazon, and look for it at Target as well!

It’s the classic game of picture-matching, now featuring your favorite characters from Frozen! Flip over brightly colored tiles and find beautiful pictures of sisters Anna and Elsa, plus friends Kristoff, Olaf, Sven and more. What familiar faces will you see? Pick up the most matching pairs to win! It’s a great game for Preschoolers and my 3rd grader even loved it!


Win this game for your family! Enter by leaving me a comment on this blog post telling me what is your favorite MEMORY of playing games as a child. Easy entry! Giveaway ends 4/24 at 5PM CST.

ENDED: Spring Cleaning with #PampersWipes (+ Giveaway)

Have you started your Spring Cleaning? I have!! I actually have enlisted my kids to help and it’s been a great success! I don’t like my kids to touch harsh cleaning chemicals and Pampers has the PERFECT solution! Pampers Sensitive Wipes are 20% thicker than regular Pampers wipes and have the unique Softgrip Texture, which means less wiping for more gentle cleaning.

Sensitive Wipes give babies and kids Pampers’ best gentle spring clean. I use Pampers Sensitive Wipes to give my girls a best gentle clean. My middle daughter is super messy and we go through TONS of wipes each day. My kids always need them during or after meal time. We also use them at night and wipe their feet down on non bath nights. Pampers Wipes are great for sensitive skin and I never worry about my kids skin breaking out or having a reaction.

In our home, we use Pampers wipes to clean baseboards (the kids do the cleaning of those!) and to clean our microfiber couches. We have found that they are very cost effective and gentle.


Pampers sent me a Gentle Spring Cleaning prize pack with lots of goodies to help facilitate “gentle” spring cleaning and they are teaming up with me to give one away to a lucky reader as well! Enter to win this awesome prize pack by leaving a comment on this blog post with what YOU use Pampers wipes to clean.

Moms know the key “must-have” to help survive a messy day with baby is the everyday use of Pampers Sensitive Wipes. Pampers Sensitive Wipes are not only a key staple to every diaper bag and nursery, but we find that they become mom’s best friend when it comes to cleaning just about anything!.

ENDED: Mickey and Minnie themed Disney Apparel by Jumping Beans (+ Giveaway) #MagicAtPlay @DisneyLiving @Kohls


Kohl’s now carries adorable Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse themed Disney apparel by Jumping Beans. Before flying out to California we stopped by Kohl’s and picked up a few of these adorable outfits! These adorable outfits go upto size 7 and are great mix and match type of outfits! Check out their full line here.


As you can see from the photo above, my girls look ADORABLE in these timeless pieces! This Jumping Beans collection is well made and washes well, too.


Want to win a $50 Kohl’s gift card to shop this collection for your little one? Leave a comment on this post after surfing this link and tell me which pieces you would purchase! Giveaway will end on 4/25 at 5PM CST.

*I was given a gift card to purchase a few outfits for my girls for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own and are honest.