Monday, December 4, 2017 - 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, 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 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 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!
It also comes with a 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee. Wow! They are THAT confident your child will LOVE it!

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!

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!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

4 Family Vacations Inspired By Your Child's (or your) Favorite Disney Movie

While Walt Disney World may come to mind at first when planning a Disney themed vacation, it isn’t the only place one can walk in the footsteps of their favorite Disney character. 

For your next vacation, let your child’s (or your) cinematic obsession spur a getaway that brings the Disney magic to real life. Whether channeling your inner Capt. Jack sparrow, rubbing fins with Ariel’s mermaid friends, visiting Princess Tiana’s stompin’ grounds, or building a snowman like Elsa and Anna, these vacation ideas are sure to please the whole family!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Label Daddy - Summer Camp and/or Back-to-School Labels + PROMO!

Summer is around the corner and back-to-school shopping will be here before we know it.  And I don’t know about you, but I HATE writing my kid’s names in everything they own.  But I also don’t want to have to deal with somebody taking my kid’s stuff either.  Been there, done that … lesson learned.  Label your stuff!

This company is THE BEST, hands down in creating awesome labels.  Our school mascot is the rockets and they had a rocket label!  Or if you’re looking for labels for your sport’s gear, they have those too!  Regardless, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for at Label Daddy.

And for a limited time, they’re allowing ME to give YOU, my readers, a fantastic promo…
Save 25% on Label Daddy labels!

Label Daddy is the number one solution for labeling your belongings! Their exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection and is a must for summer camp and school supplies! Remember to label all clothing, sports equipment, electronics, and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, vacation, and other places.  Label Daddy labels keep them from getting lost or mixed up with others.

And if you don’t have a kiddo, no problem!  These labels are great for adults too! -- Put them on your sunglass/eyeglass case, phone, camera, sports equipment, tablet, e-reader, hats, clothing, and more.

These labels are super durable peel-and-stick washable labels -- they're washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant! Label Daddy labels are also fun and attractive. You design your own labels!  Pick from tons of colors, sizes and logos, including MLB, NBA, and NHL team logos, other sport and fun logos, and more. These labels are made in the USA and shipped directly to you worldwide.

Save 25% on your entire Label Daddy order - this is the best discount available anywhere. Use code USFAMILY25 at checkout.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" Sweepstake - Win a Stay at Duns Castle (#partner)

To celebrate Disney’s, “Beauty and the Beast” release in theatres now…

I’m partnering up with several other influencers as well as 'Activate' AND Disney to give you a chance to WIN a five-night stay at Duns Castle for you and 20 (yes, TWENTY) guests of your choice.
Airfare, meals, and entertainment are included.
Enter by clicking the HomeAway graphic BELOW or by clicking HERE.

PLUS – Five runners-up could win a HomeAway® vacation that includes 7 nights’ stay in a HomeAway property of your choice as well as roundtrip travel costs.

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Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" Sweepstake.

No purchase necessary. Competition opens February 9, 2017, at 05:59am CST and closes March 31, 2017, at 4:59pm CST. Competition is open to residents of the UK, USA, France, and Germany. One entry per person.
Read competition rules here.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

2017 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 2017 list of City-Wide Garage Sales for the South Central Kansas area for this summer.
I have only listed the towns that are within a 100 mile radius of Wichita.  I'll try to make a separate list for areas outside that 100 miles as well as a July-Fall list.

Feel free to share this! 

And if I left one off, PLEASE let me know by sending me a quick email to:

To see a list of garage sales in/around the City of Wichita:  Please visit THIS site (Wichita on the Cheap). 

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 on the second Saturday of March (so unfortunately we've missed that date - darn it!) 
  • Canton and Galva:  City-Wide sales April 29th 
  • Hillsboro will be April 22nd 
  • 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" here.

and Fall dates....

{Note:  This is the list that I was provided by the listed cities.  If the cities choose to cancel or change the dates, I am not responsible for your time or gas --- Yes I had to disclose this because it happened last year, lol}


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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

British Soccer Camp: The Most Popular Soccer Program is Coming to a Location Near You!

British Soccer Camps are the most popular soccer camp in the US and I’ve teamed up with them to bring you {my blog readers only} a special offer!

With an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed and confidence in players ages 3-18, The British Soccer Camp provide boys and girls with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international expert's right in the heart of their own community.

In addition to teaching new skills and improving game performance, each British Soccer Camp provides lessons in character development, cultural education and is the most fun your child can have learning the sport they love!  Where else can you find a soccer camp that helps build a child’s character!?  I am stoked about this!  My son could definitely use some confidence on the field.

British Soccer Camp is coming to a location near you soon and you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity!

Enroll your child in a British Soccer Camp today & get a FREE soccer jersey, soccer ball, t-shirt, and poster by using the special code that’s only available to MY readers.
Enter code: CAMP17 at checkout to receive the special offer. 

Click the BLUE Sign-Up button at the bottom of the page here:

1.  Choose “British Soccer” in the drop down box of the Type of camp in the first box.  Do not click anything in the Fall, Winter, Spring Programs box.  I left it to say, “Choose One”.

2.  In the second box, enter the radius you’re willing to drive and your zip code and then click, “Search for a Program”.

3.  Click on the program nearest you and follow the steps to enroll your child.  To see a list of the programs, click here and open the “Camp Programs” tab.

Remember to Enter code: CAMP17 at checkout to receive the special offer of the free jersey, ball, t-shirt, and poster!