Thursday, May 17, 2018

2018 Summer Concert Series in Andover, KS

Have you heard?
Summer Concert Series is back in Andover, KS at the brand new Capitol Federal Amphitheater!

Construction started in 2017 on the amphitheater and the inaugural Summer Concert Season kicks off May 26th this summer at the brand new theater!  You can find directions and more info by going to the Andover CVB website here.

Here is this summer’s lineup...

May 26th, 2018 
7:00pm
CLAY WALKER
w/special guest: JOHN ANDERSON
Tickets are on sale now!  $10-$100


June 16th, 2018
7:00pm
KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND
w/special guest: QUINN SULLIVAN
Tickets go on sale May 18th!  FREE - $50.00


July 21st, 2018
7:00pm
TERRI CLARK
w/special guest: LITTLE TEXAS
Tickets go on sale May 18th!  $10-$100


August 11th, 2018
7:00pm
PLAIN WHITE T'S
w/special guest: VERTICAL HORIZON
Tickets go on sale May 18th!  FREE - $50


You can purchase tickets for any of these concerts by clicking the links provided above or on TicketFly.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

2018 City-Wide Garage Sales in South Central Kansas

We all love ‘em.  We all want to know when and where they are.  And now I have it...

Your 2018 list of City-Wide Garage Sales for the South-Central Kansas area for March-June.

I have only listed the towns that are within a 100-mile radius of Wichita.  You’ll have to find a blogger in your area to see if s/he can put together a list for you if you’re outside of that 100-mile radius.


I’m also planning on making a July-Fall list as well as there are several towns who host their Garage Sale Event in the fall and I don’t want to leave them off the list.

But this will at least get you started!

Feel free to share this!

And if I left one off, PLEASE let me know by sending me a quick email to: amanda@procrastinatingmommy.com

To see a list of garage sales in/around the city of Wichita, please visit: Wichita on the Cheap.

We will update this list as often as we can (possibly every day) – so keep checking back!


Edited to add:
  • Winfield does not have a set city-wide date but residents usually have their sales the weekend BEFORE Walnut Valley Festival  (which is in September)
  • Hutchinson does not have a set city-wide date either but the Hutch News does hold a "Monster Sale" at the State Fair Grounds in March. See the graphic to find out when.
  • Wichita does not have a set city-wide garage sale date but certain neighborhoods or communities will hold garage sales.  The best way to ADD your listing or check for Wichita area garage sales is by visiting "Wichita on the Cheap"
  • Augusta has not called me back yet
  • Haysville holds theirs in August
  • El Dorado holds theirs in August
  • The City of Andover (City Clerk - Susan) creates a more extensive list. She is still adding final touches to it so please be patient with her.  I will add them to my website as they come in.

Monday, December 4, 2017

PackageFromSanta.com - make it a new tradition!

 
It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year!  From the lights to the sounds to the traditions, this is my most favorite time of the year! 

This year, we're starting a NEW tradition with PackageFromSanta.com, the ONLY Santa memory service that does it ALL!  Personalized LETTERS, PACKAGES, CALLS, and VIDEOS from SANTA himself!

Do you want to see your children's face light up in amazement when they get a personalized letter from Santa Claus? Of course you do! This not just a letter from Santa. It's an amazing experience - it's joy, memories, wonder and happiness in a box! You can choose a specific letter theme and then customize it yourself to include details that only Santa would know!

Every package also comes with a FREE personalized CALL and VIDEO FROM SANTA that can be scheduled any time. This techy part of the PackageFromSanta.com was unreal! So surprisingly well done and high-end and my kids LOVED it!

It's such a joy to see my children continue to BELIEVE and PackageFromSanta.com really helped make the magic happen in my household this year!  I love it!
PFS has an A+ Rating with the BBB due to their unmatched high-touch customer service so you can be confident that you are making a wise purchase. They have real people on the phone ready to help answer questions. That's unheard of these days!

Click here to see a video to learn more about this very special Santa memory service that will be a part of my family for years to come!

The Silver Package ($24.95) comes in a red box & includes:
  • Personalized Letter from Santa
  • BONUS! Personalized Video from Santa (retail $9.99)
  • BONUS! Personalized Phone Call from Santa to a cell phone OR land line! (retail $9.99)
  • Personalized Nice List Certificate
  • Autographed Santa Claus Photo
  • Autographed Rudolph Photo
  • Genuine North Pole Stamp
  • ...and so much more!
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There are 3 different packages offered, so you can choose a price point that works with your budget. I will be reviewing the Silver package ($29.95).

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

5 Things to do in the Fall with your Family


The cooler temperatures coupled with a refreshing breeze are a constant reminder of why Fall (for some) is the best season of all. It’s not too hot, yet not too cold and there’s plenty of opportunity to do some outdoor activities before the winter gets here!  Give your little ones the best Fall ever by keeping them engaged in activities that create lasting memories. Here are some ideas for Fall fun… 

Apple Picking
  
Apple picking is a must during the Fall with my family. Do a quick search on Google and find the nearest Apple Orchard.  Pack a snack and make some time to grab those fresh apples with your little ones to make Fall favorites like homemade apple pie, apple cider and caramel apple candy! YUM! 

Visit a Pumpkin Patch 
If your kiddos are anything like mine, they will probably request to go to the pumpkin patch to get pumpkins for Halloween! You can also plan a pumpkin-carving contest with the family if your children are old enough.  If not, no worries, who has the best idea for a pumpkin design?
And don’t forget roasted pumpkin seeds always make for a tasty snack!
 


Camping and Hiking
  
Take advantage of the cool temperatures this season and plan a camping and/or hiking trip during the weekend!  Sitting by the campfire, roasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories are some of my favorite memories as a child!  And if the day allows, go for a hike and spot how many different kinds and colors of leaves you can find! 

Take the Kids to the Zoo 
When was the last time you took the entire family to the zoo? Staycations are the vacation trend this year!  The kids will love seeing some of their favorite animals and with the weather being a little cooler, the crowds will be quite a bit less! 

Prep Fall Favorite Meals 

Comfort foods is the reason most people love the Fall the most.  Gather the kiddos in the kitchen to make some of their Fall favorites such as apple spice muffins, pumpkin spice pancakes, sweet potato pie, and more!  My mouth is watering just thinking about it all!


There are SO many Fall activities to choose from! Whichever you choose don’t be afraid to invite some of your child’s friends along to help create the best season (and memories) ever!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Canvas on Demand - One Stop Shop this Christmas season!


It’s that time of year that families - including mine - start thinking about family pictures and Christmas gifts and more!

Well I’m going to make it a little easy on you and tell you about a One-Stop-Shop that I just discovered!


Canvas On Demand has awesome gifts for everyone on your list!
Based in Raleigh, NC, Canvas on Demand has everything you need to get your shopping done early!  That’s unheard of, right!?  But it’s so true!

They offer more than just canvas prints. From incredible photo-to-canvas art for parents, Coloring Canvas for kids, and customizable photo gifts, including ornaments & more, Canvas On Demand can help with your holiday haul.  This one stop shop is all you need to enjoy the Holidays!

 
THE BEST PART…
For a limited time, they're offering my readers a whopping 60% off your entire order at Canvas On Demand with code USFAM.
Select from canvas prints and more!
Valid until 12/12/17.
Just click HERE and enter: USFAM at the checkout!