Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Fun: Infographic About America's Favorite Halloween Fruit {The Pumpkin}



Do you know that pumpkin is a fruit? Yes, it's a fruit!

In honor or Halloween, I thought it would be neat to share this nifty, little infographic on America's favorite Halloween fruit - the Pumpkin. Check out all the cool, fun facts & figures highlighted!

For instance, given their fragile nature (they only look tough), they need to be stored properly  - Growers are advised to store pumpkins on wooden pallets in cool, dry prices, they are NOT supposed to put on concrete floors and they shouldn't touch each other, (who knew pumpkins can't get cozy?). The ideal temperature is about 50 -60 degrees, with relative humidity at 50-70%. These are just a few of the various facts you'll learn from the infographic about our beloved Halloween fruit. Check it all out on SpareFoot.com

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Suave Family Perks: Get Rewarded for Buying Suave Products at Walmart + Enter to Win a $50 Walmart Gift Card!



I grew up with Suave hair and bath products. I remember my mom used to always buy the shampoo for our family. And now that I have a family of my own, we still use a lot of Suave products. We especially love the body washes for both myself and my kids. I stock up on these items all the time! :)  

So I'm thrilled to share this fantastic new offer from Suave and Walmart! Now, exclusively at Walmart, you can get rewarded for buying the Suave products that your family knows and loves!  Just sign up for Suave Family Rewards at Suave Family Perks and every time you purchase a Suave product at Walmart, you will earn points that are redeemable for a $5 Walmart gift card!

AND even better news! Right now, Walmart and Suave want you to win a $50.00 Walmart Gift Card! To enter this fun giveaway, just fill in the form below. Good luck! 

Suave Family Perks - Resourceful Mommy

*Hip Mama's Place Disclosure: "This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Global Influence Network for Suave and Walmart. All opinions expressed are 100% my own".

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More Fun & FREE Halloween Deals, Events and Offers


Looking to score some great deals and freebies on Halloween (October 31st)? Here are some more restaurants and places to check out!


Outback Steakhouse is offering up a free kids meal with an adult entree purchase on Halloween!


Participating Sbarro restaurant locations are offering kids a free slice of either a Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza when they come in their Halloween costumes on October 31st during your local mall Halloween events. Check with your local participating Sbarro restaurant location to confirm the event details.  


McDonald's is once again offering Halloween coupon booklets for only $1! The coupons have no expiration dates so you can use them way after Halloween! Yayy! :)

Coupons included in the booklet are: 
  • 4 FREE Apple Slices
  • 4 FREE Small Cones
  • 4 FREE Milk Chugs or Juice Boxe

On October 31st, stop by your local Sonic Drive-In restaurant and score 50¢ Corn Dogs! Go here for more details.


If you're near a Bass Pro Shop store, visit them now through October 31st for fun and free Halloween-themed events for the whole family! Offers and activities include: free trick-or-treating, free 4x6 photo, free Halloween-themed crafts, Scavenger hunt, Peanuts coloring sheets and more!


From now through October 31st, Build-A-Bear Workshop stores are offering kids free snack treats!


At Chuck E. Cheese's, every kid who wears a Halloween costume in-store any time during the month of October will receive 50 free tickets. In addition to the 50 free tickets for those wearing a costume, Chuck E. Cheese’s is also offering:

  • Chuck E. Trick or Treat bags
  • 20 free tokens with any food purchase on Halloween
  • A Laffy Taffy “Candy Splash” every Saturday and Sunday in October at 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30
  • Chucktober pumpkin activity sheets for even more fun
  • Plus, great prizes like store gift cards and more when you post your Halloween costume photos here
 More Halloween Offers

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Fun Home Decor: Vintage Bike Sign, Only $11.95 Shipped



Love home decor with a vintage vibe? Lucky you, as today's Style Steal from Cents Of Style is a cool Vintage Themed Wooden Bicycle Sign for only $11.95 + FREE SHIPPING!  It comes in 3 styles: Vintage Bike, Ride My Bicycle, Riding My Bike Makes Me Feel Good.

Hurry, this offer is valid TODAY ONLY, Wednesday, 10/29/14, and quantities are limited. So grab these cute vintage bike signs while you can! 

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Virginia Energy Sense: Educating Families About Energy Conservation + Fun & Free Activities for Kids



The spirit of Halloween calls for monsters and vampires, but bet you never thought you’d find these frightening creatures where you live! What may surprise you is that these October characters powering your TV and drying your laundry are sucking up your home’s energy.

Virginia Energy Sense, the state’s energy education program, has developed fun and educational resources for Virginia’s youngest monster mashers!  

Here are great ideas for parents and teachers to educate families about energy conservation:

 
· A printable coloring book – Parents can print a coloring book full of Virginia Energy Sense’s original “Energy Monsters” for instant entertainment for young children. 

· Create “Energy Monster” story – Develop your children’s creative writing skills by having them come up with a fun story about the five “energy monsters” in their coloring book. Your child can be the story’s hero by stopping the “energy monsters” in their tracks. 

· A Game of Energy Sheriff – Task your youngest children with identifying areas of the home that could be more energy efficient. Here are some hints for starters:
o   LED light bulbs
o   Lights on in vacant rooms
o   Refrigerator and freezer doors left open

· Lesson plans for ages 7-10 and 11-14 – These energy-focused activities for elementary and middle school students can also be a game for the whole family. With winter break and colder weather around the corner, this is a fun go-to for snowy days.

·  A Home Energy Test – Families can take an online Home Energy Test to identify ways to make their home more energy efficient. The test suggests some fun DIY projects kids and grown-ups can do to save money in the long run.  

To learn more about energy conservation, visit VirginiaEnergySense.org


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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

For Halloween: DIY Spiderweb Accent Nails



Halloween is all about fun and festivities! Now, if you're looking to dress up for Halloween, why not try dressing up your nails too? How cute is this nail art with spiderweb accents? Love, love, love it! :)

Speaking of fun and festivities, one new site you have to check out is Eat Make Celebrate, a modern lifestyle resource that feature cool how-to videos and tips designed to make everyday occasions just a little bit sweeter!  If you're looking to get inspired (besides Pinterest), this site will sure to provide you that and more! 


This cool new site covers topics relating to DIY, home, entertaining, cooking/baking, beauty and other daily lifestyle moments. 

For Halloween, Eat Make Celebrate is featuring topics such as "No Carve Pumpkins," "Grown-up Caramel Apples made with Beer Caramel,"Bat Cake,"Candy Corn Manicure", "RIP Tombstone Cupcakes" and more!

Go check this site out here!

Website:  www.eatmakecelebrate.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/eatmakecelebrate
Instagram @eatmakecelebrate



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Krispy Kreme: Wear Your Halloween Costume and Get a FREE Doughnut {October 31st}



This Friday, October 31st (Halloween Day), get to a participating Krispy Kreme Doughnuts near you and grab a FREE doughnut of your choice when you wear your costume in store. 

More Halloween Offers!


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FREE Subscription to Glamour Magazine



Hurry, if you like Glamour magazine! Right now and for a limited time, you can request a FREE subscription to Glamour Magazine courtesy of Rewards Gold. No credit card info is required and you will never receive a bill. Don't wait to grab this free offer if you're interested as this usually doesn't last long! 


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Monday, October 27, 2014

FREE Eczema Kit from National Eczema Association



Do you or do you know anyone who suffers from a skin condition called eczema? Here's a nice free offer from the National Eczema Association (NEA) for a FREE Eczema Kit that includes the following:
  • Welcome letter
  • NEA brochures
  • NEA wristband
  • 0.5oz. sample of AVEENO® Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream
  • Coupon good for $2 off AVEENO® products
Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery and limit one request per household. 


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FREE Kids Workshops from Lowe's Build & Grow and Home Depot in November - Register Now!


Here are upcoming free kids' workshops from Lowe’s Kids Clinic and Home Depot. Register your kiddos now if you're interested as spots tend to fill up quickly!
 


On Saturday, November 8th, at 10AM, Lowe’s will have kids building their very own FREE Science Lab


Or if you are near a Home Depot store instead, you can sign your kids up for the free build a Pallet Coaster workshop on Saturday, November 1st. These workshops are designed for children ages 5-12 and are offered the first Saturday between 9AM-12PM at all Home Depot stores. 

More FREE Weekend Activities for Kids!


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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Taylor Swift and Scholastic Partner Up to Talk to Kids About the Power of Reading #SharePossible



In support of October as National Bullying Prevention Month, Scholastic and global superstar Taylor Swift will present an exclusive video featuring an inspiring, personal conversation about how reading and writing can help kids “shake off” mean comments and open their world.

The 30-minute exclusive video will air on Scholastic.com beginning on October 29 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. You can register to watch this meaningful video here.   Taylor will also share the books that have most influenced her and a never before seen clip from behind the scenes at one of her recent music videos.


In a nod to her multi-week No. 1 international smash hit single, “Shake It Off,” Taylor will discuss how music helps her shake off the tough moments in life.  Following the video, students can enter Scholastic’s This is How I Shake it Off” writing contest* for the chance to win tickets and a meet-and-greet for two at an upcoming Taylor Swift concert, along with accompanying flights and accommodations. Additional prizes for runners up include a signed guitar and signed copies of Taylor’s new “1989” CD. Students in grades 3-8 attending a U.S. school can enter the contest by submitting a one-page creative essay or poem about how they shake off mean comments and hard times. More details, Official Rules and the contest entry form can be found at:  www.scholastic.com/taylorswift. *NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter by December 11, 2014. Void where prohibited.  
 
Check out these free resources that address bullying, building resilience and fostering a love of reading in kids:


*For Teachers: Articles and tips about how to address bullying in classrooms, available at: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/unit/bullying-everything-you-need, as well as writing activities to get students in a creative spirit, available at: http://www.scholastic.com/taylorswift/pdfs/activities.pdf. 

*For Parents:  A guide to the sensitive issue of bullying, including lists of anti-bullying books for every age and expert advice available at: http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/collection/bullying-teasing/parent-guide-to-bullying.  

As part of Scholastic’s Open a World of Possible reading initiative, the company hopes to encourage conversations in classrooms, at home and online (with #SharePossible) so teachers, parents and children can share ideas and advice about simple ways to incorporate more reading busy lives.


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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Craftsy.com: FREE & Discounted Online Classes + Select Sewing Kits, Fabric, & Yarn Up to 70% Off!


Craftsy
 
Now through 10/24 at 11:59 MT,  check out Craftsy's Halloween Flash Sale where they are offering select Kits, Fabric, and Yarn up to 70% off! Save on Quilting and Embroidery supplies, Sewing Kits, Knitting supplies, and more!


And if you've been wanting to learn a new skill like sewing, photography, baking, knitting, drawing and more, check out all of the online classes being offered on Craftsy.com! Some of these online classes are being offered free or you can browse here to check the list of current discounted classes.

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