Sunday, February 1, 2015
If you are like our family, you have an American Girl fan in your midst. If so, there are great activities hosted by the American Girl Stores, many free, which are perfect for that fan.
Upcoming Free American Girl Events:
*February 10: Bitty Baby at the Ballet Storytime
*February 14: Valentine Card Craft
*February 21 & 22: Addy's Birdcage Craft
Be sure to check out the American Girl event page for a full listing of events and to register for those you are interested in attending.
Friday, January 9, 2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015
It is not too late to sign up for the latest Swagbucks team challenge!
You can join the 2015 Rewarding Resolutions Team Challenge at 10am PT (1pm ET) on Tuesday, January 6th! There will be a button in the upper left corner of the Swagbucks.com homepage for you to click and join!
2015 Rewarding Resolutions Team Challenge Details:
- Begins: Tuesday, January 6th at 10am PT/1pm ET
- Ends: Friday, January 9th at 11:59am PT/2:59pm ET
- 4 Teams: Gym Rats, Travel Bugs, Piggy Bankers and Bookworms
Throughout the 2015 Rewarding Resolutions Team Challenge, earn points for your team by winning Swag Bucks in the below categories. Each earning activity equates to a different point value.
PLEASE NOTE: We have removed Mobile Videos and Encrave from this Team Challenge – but there are still a lot of other opportunities to earn SB and points for your team!
- Mobile Special Offers: Download the Swagbucks Mobile App and every time you earn SB for taking part in mobile special offers, you’ll contribute 30 pts to your team!
- SwagButton: Contribute 20 pts to your team everyday that you’re logged into the Swagbucks Extension (SwagButton).
- Surveys: Get rewarded for giving your opinions on surveys and you’ll also contribute 15 pts to your team!
- Search: Search the web and every time you earn SB you’ll contribute 10 pts to your team! Make Swagbucks Search your preferred search engine and you’ll never miss out on a search win.
- Special Offers: When you earn SB for participating in Special Offers, you’ll contribute 10 pts to your team!
- Games: Play Swagbucks games and every time you earn SB, you’ll contribute 5 pts to your team!
- Swag Codes redeemed via SwagButton or Mobile: There are a lot of places where you can redeem a Swag Code, but when you redeem your Swag Codes through the SwagButton or the Swagbucks Mobile App, you’ll contribute 5 pts to your team!
- Swag Codes redeemed via Desktop: Redeem Swag Codes on your desktop and you’ll contribute 1 pt to your team!
Everyone that participates in this team challenge and contributes AT LEAST 100 POINTS to their team’s total will win bonus Swag Bucks! See below for our updated bonus amounts:
- 1st place: 80 SB
- 2nd place: 50 SB
- 3rd place: 30 SB
- 4th place: 20 SB
And finally, the Top 5 Point Contributors from each team will win bonus Swag Bucks as well: 500, 400, 300, 200and 100 respectively.
Right now the Gym Rats are in first place, but hopefully my team the Piggy Bankers can catch up!
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Ok, so our oldest daughter will be turning 16 in the fall of 2015. Yes, I know it is crazy, but not dwelling on that, it means this momma has some planning to do. And we all know that I do not like to pay retail for anything, birthday parties not excluded. The actually planning notebook for this party was started probably about 6 months before the child's 15th birthday this November, but I like to have plenty of time to plan something of this magnitude (yes, I will need 3 years if she needs me to help plan her wedding, heaven help us all LOL).
So our first step was to decide what theme she wanted. I wanted her to be sure that it was something that she would still be happy with in a year and a half, and it seems like she found it. She will be having a Parisian sweet sixteen. Her colors are pink (both hot pink and pale pink will come into play), black and white.
There are so many resources online for this sort of thing, and I will be sharing those as we go on this journey. The first I found really helpful was the checklist I found at 1516Forever. This is twelve month checklist that we are following, but do not panic if you are starting later in the game. Just Google "sweet sixteen checklist" and you will find results that will help you plan a great party in as little as 3 months. Although we have this checklist, we will probably jump around a bit on getting things checked off as well since we are looking for the best deals to make this party the best we can with the least financial commitment possible.
Looking forward to sharing this crazy adventure with everyone. Wish us luck!