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FREE Memorial Day Weekend Activities!

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Here are some FREE Memorial Day Events you can take your family to this weekend!


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:: Bass Pro Shops

Saturday, May 24th and Sunday, May 25th

Free Kids’ Adventure Activities including free crafts, free giveaways, BB Gun Shooting Range, Metal Detector Treasure Hunt, Adventure Scavenger Hunt, Workshops and more. Call your local store for times and details.

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:: Guitar Center

Saturday, May 24th {no age restriction}

10 AM – Recording Made Easy for Garage Band

10:15 AM – Group Guitar Lesson

Free Classes through their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.

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:: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, May 24th from 11AM-3PM

Kids make and take a Superhero Puppet. Get more information here. You can also grab a 20% off Special Saturday Savings coupon here for in-store purchases through 6/30/14. michaels duck tape frame

:: Michael’s Kids Club

Saturday, May 24th – starts at 10 AM

Kids create and take a fun summer key chain while you shop. Suitable for kids ages 3 and up. The cost is $2 per child for a 30 minute reservation. Sessions start every half hour starting at 10 am. Ending times vary by store. Get more information here.

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:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes

Saturday, May 24th {for kids} at 9:30 AM ~ Build a Burger. Learn to dice and chop vegetables and fruits and then dip in crunchy tortilla chips. To reserve a spot, contact you closest store right here. For ages 8 and up.

Sunday, May 25th {for adults} Summer Kickoff – learn grilling tips along with delicious recipes to enjoy all summer. To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact you closest store right here.

 

Thanks to MoreWithLessToday for sharing this great list!


Aldi Camping Deals: Sleeping Bags $10, Camp Table $25, Coleman Tent only $35!

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Aldi Camping Deals are BACK!

Jamie here – and I’m so excited to take the kids camping again this summer – but I’m still in need of a few things.  Once again, Aldi has some awesome deals on camping supplies in this week’s ad! 

This is great for Father’s Day gifting as well…

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How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Deviled Eggs (The Devil’s in the Details!)

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How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled & Deviled Eggs


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April Fools Pranks: 25 Fun Practical Jokes

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25 April Fools Pranks

Jamie here, I’ve always loved playing April Fools Pranks on my family – and if you do too, here’s a roundup of 25 of the BEST April Fools Day Pranks we’ve heard!

Plus, check out my all-time favorite April Fool’s Day prank – the Cat Facts prank!

  1. Rubberband the Spray Nozzle|  Rubberband the sink sprayer handle so that it immediately sprays out as soon as someone turns on the water.
  2. Glue Money to the Ground|  Hot glue or superglue a quarter, dime, etc… to the sidewalk or porch and watch everyone who comes in try to get it up!
  3. Water Cups| Fill two cups with water and ask if someone wants to see a magic trick.  Tell them to put out both hands flat on the table palms down and then quickly set both full water cups on top of their hands.  They’ll be stuck that way for awhile :)
  4. Car Accident|  Leave a note on someone’s car (someone who would FREAK OUT if their car were scratched) and apologize profusely for scratching/denting their car.  They’ll be looking for the scratch forever.
  5. Zoo Prank|  Get a family member or friend to “return a call” to someone named Harry Lyon, or Mr. Fox, etc…
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Netflix: FREE 1-Month Trial and New Features (We LOVE it!)

Word on the street is that Netflix rates are going up- and soon. (Check out this USA Today article) After Amazon’s recent Prime price-hike it’s no surprise that Netflix will be following suit – but those of us who got in at the $7.99/month rate will be grandfathered in at this rate for 2 years. :)

This is the perfect time to take advantage of the Netflix FREE 1 Month Trial Offer.   My family loves uses Netflix every. single. day.  If it weren’t for my hubby and his Sports addiction, we’d ONLY use Netflix.  I think it’s worth every penny of the $7.99 a month we pay to subscribe.

 

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In case it’s been awhile since you’ve tried Netflix, they’re not just a mail-order movie company anymore…

Netflix Features we love:

 

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DIY Laundry Detergent

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DIY Laundry Detergent

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Make a St. Patrick’s Day Cake (+ Foods you can turn GREEN)

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St. Patrick’s Day Cake

Looking for a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year?  Start a new family tradition with a St. Patrick’s Day Cake!   While this is definitely NOT a Pinterest-Perfect cake, it’s one that’s very kid-helper friendly.  :)   The kids can help you with this one from start to finish!

Add gummy worms for the tradition of him “driving the snakes out of Ireland” and you’re all set!

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Cat Facts Prank – The best April Fool’s prank I’ve EVER pulled! (UPDATE)

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If you’re looking for an April Fool’s Day prank that will really “get” somebody good -  I highly recommend the Cat Facts Prank!! 

(NOTE: I’ve updated this post with directions to set up a Google Voice account – which you’ll need to text anonymously)

Jamie here, over the years I’ve pulled lots of little April Fool’s pranks on family and friends, but this by far the BEST April Fool’s prank I’ve ever done to anyone. ;)

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