Monday, December 12, 2016

Review: Teppan Edo - Epcot


After our latest trip to Disney World all I can think about was just how freaking amazing the food was.  No character dining, this was all about mommy. My husband being the sweetie that he is, he booked a special meal just for me at Epcot's Teppan Edo. For years I've wanted to dine at a Japanese steak house, but never took the opportunity.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Hollywood Studios: Jedi Training Academy

Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple

Let me start by saying the Force is strong in my house. My husband and children are huge Star Wars fans! So going to Hollywood Studios was a must. This is the closest they're ever going to get to "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away!"

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Review Hollywood Studios: Hollywood and Vine Fantasmic Dining Package

During our day at Hollywood Studios we had a delicious lunch at Hollywood and Vine. While making our dining reservations at the start of our Disney vacation we were asked it we wanted to book a Fantasmic dining package that included a buffet, dessert, unlimited drinks and a VIP seating voucher. We went for it and it was a great decision.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Review: Tusker House - Animal Kingdom

Lunch at the Animal Kingdom's Tusker House Restaurant was a great opportunity for my family to try new foods and have a fun and interactive character dining experience at the same time.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Review: Trolls Movie

Turns out membership does have its privileges. Tonight, as a Thank You for being a Frequent Moviegoer Member, I was invited to a free advance screening for me and a guest to see DreamWorks Trolls 3D at our local Goodrich Quality 16 Theater.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Payless Shoes BOGO Half Off Sale

BargainSwag Steals and Deals

I like to shop for the girls at Payless from time to time and I especially like to shop the BOGO sale, so I can buy a pair for one girl and get the other pair half price.

Sears: $1.99 Summer Clearance and Boot Sale

BargainSwag Steals & Deals

It's boot season! I love wearing all kinds of boots this time of year and I'm always on the hunt for cute boots at a great price! Now, my little girls are getting more into boots and asking for different styles too.

Nordstrom Rack Deals

BargainSwag Steals and Deals


 Recently, while shopping with my daughter and teaching her how to spend her birthday money wisely, we stumbled upon some great clearance deals at one of my favorite stores, Nordstrom rack.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Animal Kingdom Attractions

The Tree of Life
After spending a couple days at Magic Kingdom, we switched gears and headed over to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Each Disney park offers unique experiences, and Animal Kingdom is different from any amusement Park we've ever visited. There is truly something for everyone: rides, shows, animals and amazing restaurants.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Review: Cinderella's Royal Table - Magic Kingdom Dining Day 2

 Lunch with the Princesses at Cinderella's Castle

I had a bit of bad luck when I tried to book our reservation for Cinderella's Royal Table at the Castle, as even two months in advance there were no tables for five available. I was discouraged because I wanted to book this dinner as a gift for my daughters fourth birthday, so I had to think outside the box. I decided to split our reservation by booking one table for two and another for three to get us in the door. After spending the morning at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and shopping at Disney Springs, we headed back to the Magic Kingdom for a fantastic lunch with the princesses.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Review: Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique - Disney Springs

During our Disney vacation I wanted to treat the girls to a special mother-daughter experience with the hope that they would hold the memories close to their hearts for a lifetime. Although there was no pomp and circumstance surrounding their births, they are and will always be our precious princesses. I declared that this day would be all about them and they would be treated to a day of beauty at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.  

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

What I Learned: Magic Kingdom Dining Day 1

With any vacation food can be a huge expense, but if you plan accordingly you can eat well while staying within your budget. Disney World has something for everyone when it comes to dining. They offer both sit-down and quick service dining options, and both have their pros and cons. Most sit-down restaurants are more expensive and require reservations verses quick-service restaurants, which usually consist of fun amusement park favorites such as pizza, burgers, hotdogs and more.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Magic Kingdom - Rides and Attractions

First up, Magic Kingdom! Come along, I will be sharing some money saving tips and our Magic Kingdom experiences! When it comes to Disney parks, I don't over plan, I like to pick a few must do's and then just go with the flow.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016

Sears Extra 50 Percent Off Clearance Clothes!

Stopped in at my local Sears store and saw signs in the Children's department for an extra 50 percent off clearance through October 1. I found some great deals on summer clothes and pajamas.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Disney World Budget Planning Tips 2016

Summer 2016, is now in the books, wrapped with a bow, topped with mouse ears and a trip to Disney World.

Monday, September 26, 2016

JCPenney $10 off $10 Coupon

JCPenney $10 off $10 Coupons are Back, did you get yours in the mail? What did you score?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Review: SLS Las Vegas

My husband and I really enjoy Las Vegas and we've been many times over the years. We've stayed at hotels and resorts on and off the strip, but during our most recent working vacation, we stayed at the SLS Las Vegas, A Tribute Portfolio Resort, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Review: David Copperfield MGM Grand Las Vegas

When I was a kid, I loved watching David Copperfield on TV and I always wanted to see his show. Well, this summer I had the opportunity to see his show live at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Preview: Rolling Smoke BBQ Las Vegas

I like to eat where the locals eat when I travel, as often as possible. Once while in Las Vegas a few years back, we asked our shuttle driver where he liked to eat and he asked if we liked barbecue. What? Of course! Who doesn't like barbecue? Ok, don't answer that...I do!

Well, that started our love affair with Rolling Smoke BBQ, 3185 S. Highland Dr., Las Vegas NV 89109.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Review: Red 8 at Wynn Las Vegas

I've enjoyed meals at Red 8, located inside the Wynn Las Vegas, during every visit to Las Vegas for the last 11 years! That's how much my husband and I love the food there. Located at Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 S. Las Vegas, NV 89109.

The restaurant offers Asian cuisine from China, Thailand, Vietnam and Korea including Hong Kong-style barbecue, dim sum and Cantonese noodles.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Review: Carlo's Bakery (Cake Boss)

 My children and I love to watch Cake Boss on TLC, so I told my husband we had to try Carlo's Bake Shop, located in the Grand Canal Shoppes, 3325 S Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109.
We had the opportunity do it this summer, after a night watching Loni Love at the Venetian in Las Vegas.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Review: Lipshtick Presents Loni Love

My husband surprised me with tickets to see Lipshtick presents comedienne Loni Love at The Venetian in Las Vegas. Lipshtick is Las Vegas' first all-female comedy series. Love is an actress, comedienne and talk show host, on FOX daytime talk show The Real.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Review: Hash House a Go Go Las Vegas

During our eight days in Las Vegas this July, we visited Hash House a Go Go at the 

It's open 24 hours, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Hash House describes it's style as twisted farm food. The menu offers lots of fresh farm to table favorites and the portions are huge. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Review: Lotus of Siam Thai Restaurant

Lotus of Siam Thai Restaurant has become one of our favorite places to eat in Las Vegas! There is always a wait, so that lets you know it's good. If possible, make reservations ahead of time, but if you have to wait, it's well worth it.
The restaurant is located off the strip at 953 E. Sahara Ave. A5, Nevada, NV 89104.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Las Vegas: Recap of the Samsung NBA Summer League 2016

Check out an in depth evaluation of the 2016 NBA Summer League

Former summer leaguers DeMar DeRozan (left) Julius Randle (middle) Jimmy Butler (right)

The NBA Summer Leagues are meant to allow incoming rookies, very young veterans, and aspiring free agents to showcase their skills at a professional level. Thus, the Summer Leagues act as the first showcase for the young players that will be the future of the league. There are three main leagues, one in Utah, one in Orlando, and one in Las Vegas. But the Vegas league is by-far the biggest of the three, with more teams and players than the other two leagues combined.  

National Zoo

There are so many things to do in Washington, DC it's really hard to fit it all in!

We were short on time, but didn't want to miss an opportunity to visit the Smithsonian National Zoological Park; which offers free admission 365 days a year.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Review: Morton's Steak House Baltimore

Morton's Steak House

We had a wonderful visit to Baltimore, and wanted to wrap up our experience on a high note at Morton's Steak House.

Martin Luther King Memorial

 The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and there is no fee to visit. 

Review: Orioles Grille

After spending the afternoon sightseeing in Washington, DC we were quite tired and ready for a quick dinner at the Orioles Grill.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Review: Phillips Seafood

After our visit to the Port Discovery Children's Museum, we had worked up an appetite. On our way back to the harbor, we spotted Phillips Seafood.

We stopped at Phillips Seafood, well known for their crab cakes located at the Inner Harbor, 601 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Review: Port Discovery Children's Museum

During our visit to Baltimore, the children and I spent a fun filled afternoon at Port Discovery Children's Museum.

The museum is located at 35 Market Place, Baltimore, Maryland. Just a couple blocks from the Baltimore Inner Harbor.

Review: Founding Farmers

On our first night in Baltimore, we planned to go to an Orioles baseball game, but it rained and we didn't want to watch in the rain, so off to find dinner we went.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Baltimore, Maryland 911 Memorial

Last week we had the opportunity to visit the Baltimore 911 Memorial while exploring the Baltimore, Maryland Inner Harbor area.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


Last week we visited Baltimore, Maryland and Washington DC for a few days, and over the next week I'll share with you some of the sights we saw, food we ate and fun we had!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Free Movie Ticket to The Secret Life of Pets!

There are so many children's movies coming out this summer, and here's another opportunity
to take your kids for free.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

25 percent Off Pottery Barn Outlet!

If you like outlet shopping like I do, you'll want to make it over to your nearest Pottery Barn Outlet by Monday, June 20. To take an extra 25 percent off at the Friends and Family event.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Keds Sale!

If you're looking for some cute tennis shoes for summer, you might want to head over to the shoe sale and save up to 50 percent off!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Target: Tanks and Tees 40 Percent Off With Cartwheel!

You can get 40 percent off women's long and lean tanks and boyfriend v-neck tees by Mossimo Supply Co. through June 18, with Target cartwheel app.

Target BOGO 50 Percent Off Women's Shorts!

Now is a great time to stock up on shorts for summer at Target, with Buy One Get One 50 percent off select women's shorts through July 2.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

$15 Off $30 Shutterfly Today Only!

 Are you looking for a last minute gift for Father's Day?

 Shutterfly is offering $15 off $30 today, with code: 15OFF30. Also, it's not too late to get your order by Father's Day, with Rush Shipping if you order today by 7 pm ET.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Free Shutterfly Book From Kellogg's Family Rewards!

Kellogg's Family Rewards wants to help you relive your summer memories all year long!

If you're a Kellogg's Family Rewards member check your email ASAP for a FREE 8X8 Shutterfly Photo book code! Keep in mind the code expires July 31, 2016 and shipping is not included.