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Making Memories: Visit Family

This series on how to make the most out of the time you have with your children is brought to you by Amee at Madame Deals and Sharon at Mom on Dealz.

This may seem like a no brainer but one of my favorite ways to make memories with my children is to visit family!  We have a big family and it’s spread up and down the East Coast, with the closest being 2 hours away.  We make it a point to see them as often as possible but with the furthest family living 13+ hours away we only get to see them once a year.  Once such visit was 4th of July and all of the kids had a blast!

The boys of the group


I take lots of pictures during these visits and I think the one above will definitely make in onto a FREE 8X10 Canvas or maybe a grocery tote bag! 



Baby & Kids Printable Coupon Round Up

$1.00 off Huggies Little Swimmers

$3.00 off Loads of Love™ 3x Concentrat Detergent

$1.00 off two Gerber Organic baby food

$2.00 off any 2 Playtex OrthoPro or Binky Pacifier

$2.00 off Any Similac SIMPLYSMART Bottle

$1.00 off Any ONE BabyGanics product

$1.00 off U.S.A. Kids Cups Product

$1.50 off when you buy any ONE AVENT Pacifier Pack

$1.10 off when you buy any FIVE Gerber® Lil’ Entrées

$3.00 off when you buy any ONE AVENT Multi-pack BPA-Free Baby Bottles

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Beverage Deals Round Up

Each week I team up with A Frugal Chick and The Coupon Challenge to bring you the top beverage deals in the area.

Farm Fresh: Bud, Coors or Miller 18-pk btl $11.99
Farm Fresh: Bud, Miller or Coors 12-pk btl $8.99
Farm Fresh: Fat Tire, Snow Day, Amber Ale or Ranger IPA or Stella Artois 12-pk btl $13.99
Farm Fresh: Corona or Heineken 12-pk btl $11.99
Farm Fresh: Coors, Bud or Miller 24-pk can or 15-pk aluminum btl $15.99
Farm Fresh: Redhook, Guinness or Smithwicks 6-pk btl $7.99

Food Lion: Miller or Coors Family 24 Pack 12 Ounce Cans $14.99

Food Lion: Natural Family 24 Pack 12 Ounce Cans $12.99

Food Lion: Michelob Family 18 Pack 12 Ounce Bottles $15.99

Food Lion: Heineken or Amstel Light or Leinenkugel’s 12 Pack 12 Ounce Cans or Bottles – Heineken or 12 Pack 12 Ounce Bottles – Amstel or Leinenkugel $12.99

Food Lion: Shock Top 12 Pack 12 Ounce Bottles $13.49

Harris Teeter: Bud & Miller Families or Coors Light 18pk $11.99

Kroger: Bud, Miller or Coors 24-pk can $15.99
Kroger: Fat Tire 12-pk btl $14.99
Kroger: Busch 24-pk can $12.99
Rite Aid: Sierra Nevada, Samuel Adams or Blue Moon 12-pk btl $13.49
Rite Aid: Budweiser, Miller, Coors or Yuengling 24-pk can $15.99
Rite Aid: Corona, Heineken or Amstel Light 12-pk btl $11.99

Farm Fresh: Golden Gate 3/$10
Farm Fresh: Yellow Tail $9.99
Farm Fresh: Columbia Crest Grand Estates $8.99
Farm Fresh: Cupcake or Robert Mondavi $8.99
Farm fresh: Chateau Ste Michelle $8.99

Food Lion: Yellow Tail 1.5 Liter $11.99

Food Lion: Blackstone 750 ML $7.99

Food Lion: Ecco Domani 750 ML $9.99

Food Lion: Matthew Fox or Pinecroft 750 ML $3.50

Harris Teeter: Newman’s Own Cabernet $9.99

Kroger: Franzia 5L box $12.99
Kroger: Sutter Home $8.49
Kroger: Menage a Trois $8.49
Rite Aid: Kendall-Jackson and Cavit $11.99
Rite Aid: BV Coastal or Gallo Family Vineyards $7.99

Farm Fresh: Pepsi Product 2L – $1.00
Farm Fresh: Pepsi Products or Crush 12-pk can 5/$12 MUST buy 5
Farm Fresh: Fanta, Barq’s, Mello Yellow and Seagram’s 2L $1

Food Lion: Coke Products 12 Pack 12 Ounce Cans, Buy More Save More. Purchase 12 Pack Cans 4 For $12, 3 For $10 or 2 For $8. Less than 2 or more than 4 are $4.49 each

Food Lion: Pepsi Products 24 Pack 12 Ounce Cans $6.99

Food Lion: Coke Products 2 Liter $1.67

Food Lion: Coke Products 6 Pack .5 Liter Bottles $3.67

Food Lion: Pepsi Products 6 Pack 16.9 Ounce Bottles $2.75

Food Lion: Pepsi Products 2 Liter $1.67

Harris Teeter: Coke Products 1.25 liter $1

Harris Teeter: Pepsi Products 12 pk cans Buy 2, Get 3 Free

Kroger: Pepsi or 7-Up Soft Drinks 2L $1
Kroger: Coca-Cola, Pepsi or 7-Up products 6-pk btl 4/$10
Rite Aid: Coke Product 12-pk can 3/$12.99

Farm Fresh: Buy an 10 Dasani, Smartwater, Honest Tea, Gold Peak Tea or Powerade @ 10/$10
Get 10 FREE Fuze
Farm Fresh: Deer Park Water 24-pk 3/$10
Farm Fresh: Deer Park Water 3L $1
Farm Fresh: Super Chill Mixers 1L $0.79
Farm Fresh: Capri Sun Super V Fruit and Vegetable Juice Drink – $2.99
$1/1 Capri Sun Super V Fruit and Vegetable Juice Drink, exp. 7/17/12 (SS 06/17/12)
Farm Fresh: Vitaminwater $0.88

Food Lion: Hawaiian Punch 128 Ounce $2.00

Food Lion: Deer Park or Poland Spring Water 24 pack .5 Liter Bottles $3.99

Food Lion: Capri Sun Juice Drink 10 Count, 6 Ounce Pouches $2.50

Food Lion: Monster Energy Drinks 16 Ounce, 4 Pack $6.99

Food Lion: Old Orchard Juice 64 Ounce, Healthy Balance $2.00

$1.00 off 2 Healthy Balance reduced-sugar juice

Final Price: $1.50 each when you buy 2

Food Lion: My Essentials Drink Mix 19 Ounce Canister $1.93

Food Lion: My Essentials Soda 3 Liter $1.15

Food Lion: Powerade 32 Ounce $1.00

Food Lion: Little Hug Assorted Fruit Drinks 20 Pack, 8 Ounce Bottles $3.50

Food Lion: Lipton Tea 12 Pack, 16.9 Ounce Bottles, Green or Lemon $5.99

Food Lion: Minute Maid Punch 59 Ounce $1.00

Food Lion: Lipton Pure Leaf Tea 59 Ounce $2.00

Food Lion: Minute Maid Simply Orange Juice 59 Ounce $3.00

Food Lion: Sunny D8 Pack or 128 Ounce $2.99

Harris Teeter: Deer Park Water 24 pk 3/$10

Harris Teeter: HT Tea 128 oz 2/$4

Harris Teeter: HT Organics Milk

Harris Teeter: HT Original or Raspberr Lemonade 2/$4

Harris Teeter: HT Almond Drink 2/$4

Harris Teeter: Gatorade $1

Harris Teeter: Deer Park Water 6pk $1

Harris Teeter: Vitamin Water $1

Kroger: Sobe $1
Kroger: Deer Park Water 24-pk $3.50
Kroger: Fuze, Powerade, NOS, Vitaminwater, & Full Throttle $0.67 each wyb 15
Rite Aid: Sparkling Ice Flavored Water and Vegas Fuse Energy Drink $0.99
Rite Aid: Crustal Lake Spring Water 24-pk $2.99

Walgreens: Folgers Coffee $3.49

Walgreens: Starbucks Coffee $6.49-$1.50 coupon from SS 6/17=$4.99

Walgreens: Ocean Spray Drink or Juice 2/$6-$1 in store coupon=2/$5

Cutie Pie Baby Bodysuits Only $2.60 Each!

This is an awesome deal if you have a baby to buy onesies for!  I know that when my boys were babies, I couldn’t have enough onesies on hand!

Bon Mimi has Cutie Pie Baby Bodysuits for only $2.60 a piece!

The sale includes sets of 5 priced at $13, making each one only $2.60!

Bon Mimi is a daily deals site that has free and easy sign up (all you need is an email address) and if you refer a friend, you can earn $10!

Virginia Beach-Love The Moment

Growing up in a small beach town helped to mold me into a beach lover, but when I moved to Virginia Beach 15 years ago, I fully began to understand beach living.  Virginia Beach is a much bigger city than my small hometown, but offers the best of 2 worlds, equaling the true coastal living experience.  If a beautiful sandy beach that stretches for miles is what your family craves, Virginia Beach is your place.  If you desire amazing restaurants and attractions, our city can meet that need as well!

Whether you’re a young family, older adults, or in between Virginia Beach gives the ideal location to plan your vacation!  Before having children, my husband and I enjoyed the relaxing sandy beach by day and the fun filled and delicious restaurants the Virginia Beach night life has to offer.  It was a no brainer to choose Virginia Beach as the city we bought our first home; the city has all we wanted to offer our future family.

After having children, we were so glad we chose to call this city home.  We are able to stroll the boardwalk, visit the various themed play sets located up and down the boardwalk (Grommit Park and the Pirate Ship structure are my boys’ favorites), and of course visit the other area attractions.  We spend at least 3 days a week at Ocean Breeze Waterpark where there are rides and water features for all ages!  The wave pool is where my oldest chooses to spend his day, while the Buccaneer Bay area is my youngest’s choice.  We are beyond excited to see the new addition this year called Adventure River. 

Another favorite place to spend our days is the Virginia Aquarium.  This is a must see for any visitor to the beach!  You are sure to satisfy anyone’s tastes by watching the seals splash and swim, touch and observe animals in the touch tank, or even cruise the waters spotting dolphins!  With two separate buildings with a nature trail in between, your day will be filled with learning and fun (and if you have children they are sure to sleep well at night)! To end your day’s adventures, you can unwind by taking a coastal tour of Virginia where you will sample and enjoy the amazingly delicious meals our area can present you. If you like to enjoy music and festivals while you vacation, the beach has something for you too! Beachstreet USA offers the best of local and national musical talent, plus festivals and events throughout the summer to keep you and your family busy and entertained. My husband and I used to love sitting on local patios enjoying music and fireworks, and now our children love the festivals, shows, and events that are constantly offered!

If your family is planning a vacation, Virginia Beach should definitely be at the top of your list.  The past 15 years have been the happiest of my life and Virginia Beach has been the home of many precious memories.  I can not think of another place that could offer so many fun beach trips, museums outings, appetizing meals, and family attractions.  I am so happy to call this city my home and extremely grateful that my children get to live and love so many of their life’s moments here.

I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Virginia Beach blogging program to earn My SocialMoms Rewards points. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. To read more posts on the topic, click here

Making Memories-Cherished Jewelry

This series on how to make the most out of the time you have with your children is brought to you by Amee at Madame Deals and Sharon at Mom on Dealz.

I am a firm believer that jewelry is memorable. I have my grandmother’s wedding band. That is why I started a Chamilia bracelet for my daughter. I am going to give it to her on her 16th birthday. She is only three but she knows each story associated with each bead. I got the purse bead when I knew I was going to have a girl because daddy said she was “going to break the bank.” She has done just that. Then we have a princess and the pea bead which she was the pea on our first Halloween.

Then we have the beach charm from her first visit to Florida to see Grammy. I have the I love you sign in sign language because she used to say, “I ov ooooo!” Then we have an owl because she would look for owls with her grandparents in Rhode Island. We got her a shoe for her first birthday because she was walking and a cupcake for her second birthday.

Then her third birthday we started Ballet and she went with me to pick out her charm.

I wear my bracelet all the time because one day it will be hers. It reminds me that time flies and jewelry can be a scrapbook of the soul.

Rite Aid Coupon Match Ups 4/15

Do you love shopping at Rite Aid? Here are the top deals there this week thanks to Rite Aid 101.

Bodi Heat Patches 4ct – $2.99
Submit $2.99 SCR (limit 1)
= Free

Nivea Body Wash – $4.99
Two +Up deals:
Buy $15, Get $5 (monthly)
Buy 1, Get $1.50 +Up (limit 2)

{Deal Idea)
Buy (3) Nivea Body Wash $4.99 ea
Use (3) $2/1 coupons in 4/15 inserts
Pay: $8.97, Get Back $5 +Up (monthly) and (2) $1.50 +Up
= $0.32 ea!

Rite Aid Brand Bagged Candy 24 oz – $3.99
Get $3 +Up (limit 2)
= $0.99

{Deal Idea}
Buy (3) Aveeno Pure Renewal Shampoo $7.49
Buy (3) Aveeno Pure Renewal Conditioner $7.49 (3 will be $3.74)
Use (3) $2/2 Aveeno Product, exp. 4/15/12 (SS 02/26/12)
Pay: $27.96, Get Back $10 +Up (weekly) and $8 +Up (Monthly)
=  $1.61 ea

Making Memories-Include Your Kids in Your Exercise

This series on how to make the most out of the time you have with your children is brought to you by Amee at Madame Deals and Sharon at Mom on Dealz

My husband and I are both avid runners.  Although we enjoy our solo runs, we also like to include the boys in our exercise too.  When the weather is fitting, we strap them in the double stroller and hit the pavement.  They love it!  Not only do they get to see all the many things around them, they also usually get a special snack for the ride!  We always talk to them during the run as well and point out things we’d like them to see such as a squirrel running up a tree or a group of ducks about to fly over our heads.  Also for the last quarter mile of the run, our 3 year old really enjoys gettting out and helping us “finish our race”.  Below is a picture of our boys helping my husband celebrate his most recent half marathon. 

We know that including our children in our running routine, we are not only building memories with our children, but also teaching them the importance of taking care of your body.

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Making Memories-Create Routines

This series on how to make the most out of the time you have with your children is brought to you by Amee at Madame Deals and Sharon at Mom on Dealz.

I am a big believer of routines and their importance in the development of children.  In my home we have morning routine, nap routine, and bedtime routine and these help make transitions much easier for us.  The also provide us with special time with our children that will be remembered by the boys forever. 

Part of our morning routine is to always sing “Good morning to you” to our 15 month old and at night my 3 year old and I always trace “I Heart You” on each other’s hands.  The boys love these actions and if by chance we forget, they are QUICK to remind us. These routines are so small but mean so much and help start and end our days on a good note-and that is a memory I definitely want my children to have of their childhood.

Kids Swim Items Starting At $8.25!

Have you gotten your child’s swim suit yet?  Definitely swing by this sale for an awesome deal on one!

Totsy has Baby Buns Bunz Kids Swim items on sale starting at only $8.25!

There are swim items for infants, toddlers, girls size 4-6, and boys 4-7-so there’s something for everyone!

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