Friday, July 7, 2017

Review: Chigago Waffles

Waffles Best - $9.95
While in the Windy City we wanted to try out Chicago Waffles! We were excited to fuel our bodies with a traditional American breakfast favorite, decked out with some untraditional flavors.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Atlanta, Georgia: Budget and Family Friendly

Welcome to Atlanta...

We took a family road trip to Atlanta, Georgia and used the CityPASS to visit some of the ATL's great attractions. Atlanta has a special place in my heart because my husband attended college at Georgia Tech and we have family and friends in the area. Although, we've been to the city many times, we wanted to make it a priority to visit attractions and do some sightseeing as a family.

First things first, I had to do some research and find deals so my family could enjoy the city while sticking to our budget. We used discount tickets to attractions as well as hotel points and dollar promotions. We eat well on our budget at inexpensive local favorites.

Review: Fat Matt's Rib Shack, Atlanta, Georgia

Fat Matt's Rib Shack is my husbands favorite place to eat in Atlanta and the reason's are plentiful. The food is the bomb and perfectly priced for a college student or families. Go for the food and stay for the music. Featuring live bands nightly, located at 1811 Piedmont Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30324.

Center For Civil and Human Rights!

 For the last stop of our family vacation we visited the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, GA, using our Atlanta CityPASS.

Review: Sheraton Suites Galleria-Atlanta.


How We Saved:


As Starwood Preferred Guess members, we were able to book our suite using SPG points and cash, allowing us to use 3,500 points and only $55 a night...steal!


CNN Studio Tours

Anyone who knows me knows I watch way too much cable television news. I can't help it, I worked at a newspaper for six years, so I guess I'm a bit of a news junkie. Needless to say, I was excited to visit and tour the CNN World Headquarters while in Atlanta with our CityPASS.

College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-Fil-A Fan Experience

College Football Hall of Fame

Each day of our Atlanta vacation, we visited a different attraction with our CityPASS. On this particular day we surprised our son, who is a bit of a football fan, with a day at the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-Fil-A Fan Experience. Come along and I'll highlight some of my family's favorite galleries and experiences at the Hall.

Atlanta: World of Coca-Cola

Thirsty? If so, this should be a sweet refreshing read....Cheers!

Atlanta: Georgia Aquarium in Pictures

Our first attraction using our Atlanta CityPASS was the Georgia Aquarium. I may have been more excited than the kids, since the aquarium has been featured in many movies and I've wanted to visit up close and in person since it opened. This isn't a full-on aquarium review, but more of a peak into our visit through pictures.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Clearance Deals Roundup

Did you find any great deals while shopping this week? Well, I did! Come check out how I spend less and get more at Walmart, Sears, Target, Payless and JCPenney.

Walmart: Clearance Outerwear

Walmart: Kids Clearance Outerwear

This week I had to run into Walmart for a few things and ended up with a whole lot more. Of course, while I was there I had to walk through the store and checkout the clearance sections.

Check Out What We Purchased:


Sears: Clearance Clothes Deals

For all you clearance shoppers, Sears has school uniforms, winter clothes, outerwear and accessories marked down. Including Lands' End brand winter clearance items, which are an additional 50 percent off already reduce prices.

What We Bought:


JCPenney: Columbia Clearance Deals

What We Purchased:

Payless Shoesource: Clearance Shoe Deals

The kiddos were in need of new slippers, and I guess I waited too late into the season, so I was having a hard time finding cute options for everyone. I decided to peek into Payless and found slippers, sandals and ballet flats for my girls all on clearance.

What We Purchased:

Target: Winter Shoes Clearance

I love Target clearance, how bout you? I saw lots of great deals on shoes and clothes for the whole family, but couldn't pass up these cute little booties at Target this week

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

$100 Overnight Family Excursion, Cocoa Beach Florida

Day dreaming about the sun on my face and the sand under my feet as the temperature drops and the snow falls here in Michigan. This summer after our Disney vacation, we headed to Cocoa Beach. I'll share how my family had an awesome overnight trip to the beach for $100.