Ohio Renaissance Festival Save On Admission! Sept 3 – Oct 23


Forget your cares and step back in time to this 30-acre re-created 16th Century English village and enjoy over 400 years of fun in a single day! The festival offers something for everyone featuring nearly 100 shows daily on 11 stages, over 135 unique arts and crafts shops, hearty food and drink, games of skill and human-powered rides to amuse all ages.

Ohio Renaissance Festival Save On Admission! Sept 3 - Oct 23

Over 150 costumed characters welcome you to the village! Rub elbows with Royalty as you cheer your favorite knight to victory in the thrilling Full-armored Tournament Joust. Welcoming you to a festive day in the village are dueling swordsmen, rowdy pirates, nobles, peasants, and daring jugglers. The sprawling landscape is dotted with hundreds of unique shops in the Medieval Marketplace featuring many one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted items. See time-honored crafts of glassblowing, stone carving, blacksmithing, leather tooling, boot making, and more demonstrated. The air is filled with the scents and smells of the foods of the Renaissance period. Feast like Royalty on juicy, giant roasted turkey legs, fresh baked bread bowls overflowing with soups and stews, fish ‘n chips, steak-on-a-stake, succulent roasted corn on the cob and a wide variety of the finest ales and wines. There’s something for everyone’s taste buds!

Visitors of all ages will be amused by the games of skill and human-powered rides. Try your hand at archery and see if you’re a modern-day Robin Hood, or climb the castle tower and rescue the lovely damsel in distress.

Get $4 off Adult and $2 off Child tickets by using Promo Code “castle” when purchasing on our secure website at www.renfestival.com. Tickets good any day of the 2016 season (Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day Sept 3 – Oct 23). Online discount only. Not good with any other offers.
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August 8, 2016 – 12:01 PM - | Posted in promotions, Reviews | No Comments »

Poster Making For School Events SUCK – Make It Easier With Poster My Wall!


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I love volunteering for school events. It keeps me connected with my kids, and I truly enjoy the company of the other parent volunteers. But when we work on posters and flyers, cutting out the letters, gluing, pasting, cleaning up the scraps… I’m not gonna lie, it’s a lot of work, gets pretty messy, and yeah – it’s EXHAUSTING. One afternoon, after my hand cramped for the umpteenth time, I stepped away from the School Fair poster I had been working on.postermywall6

While I was enjoying my “break,” I decided to check my email. The DIY gods were on my side or something, but my my sister-in-law happened to email me some info about a site called PosterMyWall! So I clicked on the link, and… OH EM GEE. I had found my poster-making BFF!

The site offered all these awesome templates, including a category for school templates. Winning! I ditched the paper version I was working on, and using the site’s online tools (we’re talking backgrounds, images, filters, etc.), I made a new poster in minutes!!!

I shared my new masterpiece with the committee I was currently working with, and we decided to order a test poster. Our 24×36″ poster shipped pretty quickly, and we loved it so much, we also ordered the digital download to upload to the school’s website. If you wanna see what other products PosterMyWall offers, check out this page: http://www.postermywall.com/index.php/g/classroom-posters

So if you enjoy DIY projects but want an easier, quicker and less-messy alternative, check out PosterMyWall. User-friendly and budget-friendly, it may just become your new BFF too!

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August 8, 2016 – 11:45 AM - | Posted in promotions, Reviews | No Comments »

What do you do when you feel like just giving up? #WAMJourney


Seriously, because that’s where I’m at right now. I don’t want to give up, but I’m feeling like I should just throw in the towel and forget about it.

I have a goal, I want to finally reach that goal, but it’s hard to see a light at the end of the tunnel when you’re not moving forwards, but rather backwards.

I’ve been doing well, staying within my Macros for my food, exercising at least 5 times a week, sometimes twice a day. I’m listening to my trainer, but I’m just not seeing results. I was, don’t get me wrong, but this week has me discouraged more than most.

While I was on vacation, I measured, didn’t see the measurements I was hoping for, in fact, they went up rather than down. We were stuck in Arizona because of that whole Southwest Airlines debacle, so I ended up having to weigh myself during vacation as well, on a scale, that wasn’t mine. Scary in itself, but, according to that scale, I had lost 7lbs. I was HAPPY! Super HAPPY! Knowing in the back of my mind, that yes, it could be wrong, but I was rolling with it. Heck, I even WORKED OUT while on vacation! Stayed within my food, everything. The only thing I struggled on was water..

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Next week was measurements, and they were good. I wasn’t happy with them once again, but big surprise. I’m working SO HARD on this, I want to see better results faster. But alas, the boss (my trainer) said I was right on track and doing awesome. So, happy with the results I will be. Here’s the latest progress….

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This week though, this week, I feel down, I feel discouraged, I feel like giving up. I don’t know if it’s PMS or what…But, I keep thinking, what is the point in working so hard for this, when I gain weight?!?!?! Bootcamp 2-3 times a week, gym at least 3 times a week, and like I said, sometimes twice a day. My food, probably could be better, but I’m still working on it, I’m eating what I’m supposed to be eating, I’m staying within my macros, I’m drinking my water. What more can I do? Maybe I’m just determined to be fat, ugly and unmotivated. Maybe I should give up.

This week I got a new scale to do a review on, which will be coming up soon, because I am NOT happy with the scale. It made me cry, yes the scale made me cry. It was 10lbs over what I last weighed myself as. 10 lbs in 2 weeks? REALLY?!?!?! So, I took out my old, usual scale that I normally weigh myself on. Yup, still up, 4 lbs. What the HELL is going on?????? PMS? I’m just a fatty fat fat? I see my trainer this afternoon, and I don’t even want to give him the news that I’ve apparently gained 4lbs in 2 weeks, sure it’s better than gaining 10, but I shouldn’t be gaining anything!!! And no, it’s not muscle, that’s entirely impossible to gain 4lbs of muscle in 2 weeks….

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I’m discouraged and I don’t know what to do…..run, hide, give up? My new mantra is supposed to be Never Give Up, but right now, that’s the hardest thing in the world NOT to do…..  I keep trying to tell myself it’s not all about the numbers on the scale, and it really isn’t, and my trainer has told me a million times I’ll see ups and downs, but for whatever reason, this really has ME down…

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August 8, 2016 – 10:10 AM - | Posted in daily life | 7 Comments »

Great Gift Ideas WITH Savings at Groupon


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This is a sponsored post – all opinions expressed here are my own.

With summer winding down, I don’t know about you, but we have a lot of birthday’s coming up, and then the holidays, things seem to get way more hectic and expensive after summer break is over. My oldest daughter had a big birthday coming up in September, she’ll be turning 13!!! Where did the time go?!?! Teens are HARD to buy for, they stick their nose up at most things, or get overly excited at the dumbest things, gifts are HARD to find for a teen!

Sometimes though, it’s not the teens that are the hardest to find a gift for, take for instance my father. His birthday just recently passed and I had no idea what to get him, so where did I go? I decided to try out Groupon and see what they had available, which was perfect! With Groupon Goods I could find an experience/activity for him, or a dinner for him and mom to go out to, it was the perfect place to find a gift for him, easy, and quick, and didn’t cost me an arm and a leg.

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I’m thinking Groupon might be the best bet to find my daughter a gift too. The prices are great and I can get her anything from headphones to video games, horseback riding lessons to a waterpark weekend. I think she’d really enjoy getting something a little different this year and a weekend away might be the most fun for her. Maybe that, and a video game, because lord knows if she doesn’t get one she might turn into the demon spawn of 13 year olds!

Groupon Goods is my go to place for gifts for others as well as just shopping for myself, saving money with Groupon is on the top of my shopping list! You can follow Groupon on Facebook and Twitter as well to find some great deals!

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August 1, 2016 – 11:15 AM - | Posted in daily life, deals | No Comments »

WWE SummerSlam concert featuring Flo Rida to benefit Connor’s Cure #WWEMoms


WWE Summer Slam Concert

It’s the Wrestlemania of summertime! That’s right, it’s time for WWE SummerSlam coming up next month (August), but first, there’s a very important event going on the Thursday before.

WWE, Barclays Center and iHeartMedia have announced that there will be a SummerSlam concert, the first WWE has ever done with SummerSlam, and it will take place on Thursday, August 18th at 7pm ET at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. The special thing about this SummerSlam concert, isn’t just the concert itself, but that proceeds from ticket sales will be benefiting Connor’s Cure!

This first ever WWE SummerSlam Concert will be headlined by Flo Rida and Jason Derulo. As well as feature performances by Daya and Jordan Hollywood. There will also be special appearances by your favorite WWE Superstars. Tickets will go on sale THIS FRIDAY, July 29th, at 12 pm ET via Ticketmaster.com.

Connor’s Cure was created by Stephanie McMahon and Paul Lavesque as a fund to help the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburg Foundation that supports pediactric brain and spinal cord cancer research. It was created in honor of an 8 year old WWE fan, Connor Michalek who was a patient at the time and battled with a rare tumor that affected both his brain and spinal cord. You can learn more about Connor’s Cure here. This past year, WWE and The V Foundation partnered up to expend Connor’s Cure outside of just the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburg Foundation and now supports pediatric cancer research nationally.

The WWE SummerSlam Concert is just ONE of many things going on during WWE’s week long fan centered events before SummerSlam on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 7pm ET at the SOLD-OUT Barclays Center as well as live on WWE Network.

Want to get your tickets FIRST for the WWE SummerSlam Concert Thursday, Aug. 18 at 7pm ET at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center? Use the code WWEMOM to purchase your seats with a special pre-sale TOMORROW (Thursday July 28) at 10 AM ET by using this link to Ticketmaster.com.

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Connor’s Cure. Tickets for this concert will go on sale to the general public Friday, July 29th at 12pm ET on Ticketmaster.com.

I have been compensated for this post as I participate in the WWEmoms campaign – all opinions expressed here are my own.
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July 27, 2016 – 7:10 PM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, WWE | No Comments »
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