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2019 Free & $1 Summer Movies for Kids!

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Summertime is officially here! My boys got out of school last week, and I know that for many of you, school is quickly coming to a close as well! If you are like me, I am wanting to make sure that my kiddos stay busy this summer and don’t have to tell me those dreaded words, “I’m bored!”

Once again this year, many of the movie theaters are offering their FREE and $1 movie promotions. I have put together a list, but please note that movies, times and locations may vary so be sure to check your local theater.

REGAL THEATERS 2019 SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS

Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. Each week both movies play on both days (Tuesday & Wednesday). Check your Regal theater location for scheduled times and movie selections. Enjoy titles like:  Shrek, Despicable Me, Kung Fu Panda and many more. 

COBB THEATERS 2019 FREE SUMMER MOVIES  

Cobb Summer Movies are FREE! Shows start at 10am every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Be sure to check your local Cobb Theater to verify scheduled times as they can change.

CINEMARK THEATERS 2019 SUMMER MOVIES

Cinemark Movie Theaters charges $1 per each movie at the box office. OR, if you purchase all of the movie tickets in advance you will only pay $5 for all 10 shows! Please keep in mind that movies, dates and times do vary by location. Check out the Summer Movie Clubhouse Bundle for more details of this amazing offer. The Summer Movie Clubhouse schedule begins in May and runs through July. Special deals on popcorn and drinks are also available.

STUDIO MOVIE GRILL

Studio Movie Grill’s Children’s Summer Series, offers a budget friendly entertainment option for families, summer camps, and weekday programs to escape the summer heat to watch $1 screenings of recent, popular, children films. 

HARKINS THEATERS

Harkins Theatres has brought back some of Hollywood’s best family films to keep kids entertained and cool during the summer. Kids can enjoy a movie a week for 10 weeks, for less than $1 per film. Make Harkins Summer Movie Fun for kids an annual tradition for your family. All adults must be accompanied by children. Tickets are on sale now at participating locations.

AMC THEATERS

Starting  June 5, and running through the summer months, every Wednesday at 10am, AMC is hosting their Summer Movie Camp! You can score a Kid’s movie ticket, popcorn, drink and snack ALL for only $4!

Movies selections will include: The LEGO Movie 2, Peter Rabbit, Angry Birds 2Small Foot + more! 

Tips to Create a Relaxing Outdoor Oasis + SunBrite Veranda Series Televisions!

This is a sponsored post. The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Now that school is out for the summer, we are getting our plan of action together of what fun things that we plan to do with the boys to keep them busy during these next few months. Are you still making summer plans and deciding what to do with the kids this summer?

We love to be outdoors! In fact, one of the selling factors for me last year when we moved into our new home was definitely the outdoor living space. I love the screened-in porch (to keep away all those Florida bugs) and the white picket fence makes my view such an enjoyable one when I am sitting out there sipping my morning coffee.

For me, it is important that my outdoor living space is not only just as cozy as the inside of my home, but that it also provides a warm, inviting atmosphere for my entire family and our guests. When the outdoor space is tranquil and relaxing, you will find yourself out there over and over again.

Here are a few tips to help you create a relaxing outdoor entertaining oasis: 

Outdoor Furniture– Find an outdoor patio set/furniture that will be functional yet comfortable. Since you be sitting here a majority of the time, this is a key factor. Make sure the patio set compliments your space. Do the chairs/couches have pillows? Is the table big enough to comfortably seat your family and guests? Is the table big enough to enjoy family game night? There are so many different options available, and right now is the perfect time to buy as there are sales galore!

Entertainment– No outdoor space is complete without an outdoor television! Make watching television outside fun with the Veranda Series of SunBriteTVs! The Veranda Series of SunBriteTVs are designed specifically for outdoor use. In fact, they are weatherproof, and designed for full-shade outdoor spaces, like covered patios and screened-in porches. This sounds like the perfect television for outdoor family movie nights or for entertaining guests. I may even slip out there to watch my favorite cooking shows and movies! 

Ready to learn more? Find the the SunBriteTV Veranda Series with 4K UHD and HDR available at Best Buy in 43”, 55”, 65” and 75” sizes.

Fans For the warmer summer months, make sure that you have plenty of circulating air. Those of us who live in Florida know that it can be extremely hot even in an area that is covered. When the weather cools down, you could add a fire pit or small heater for warmth. We love our fire pit for toasting marshmallows too!

Cold Beverages– Staying hydrated especially during the hot, summer months is so important! Consider placing a small refrigerator on the porch stocked with your families favorite cold beverages. You can even keep a basket with snacks on hand for when the munchies hit!

Lighting– Thankfully during the summer months it stays lighter outside much longer, but good lighting is key to any outdoor oasis. I particularly love the string lights that are so popular these days. They are not only decorative, but give a nice glow to the outside space. There are so many fun designs available that it can be hard to choose the perfect set! If you have an outdoor ceiling fan, they make lots of nice lighting options for those as well.

Are you Ready to Learn More About the Veranda Series SunBrite TV’s?

These outdoor televisions are designed to survive just about any climate in North America, resisting the harsh effects of rain, snow, dust, insects, and extreme temperatures. Wow! 

Veranda comes standard with a direct-lit 4K UHD screen with HDR, which means that it is up to 50% brighter than indoor TVs for improved viewing in brighter outdoor environments! With a TV like this, it sounds to me like the best seat in the house is going to be the one on my back porch! Look for the SunBrite Veranda Series Outdoor Televisions at your local Best Buy or learn more HERE

I hope that these tips to help you create a relaxing outdoor entertaining oasis have been helpful! Have a wonderful summer! 

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Michaels: Summer Camp Creativity For Kids

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Michaels wants to help keep your kids busy this summer! They are offering seven weeks of screen-free fun for kids ages 3 and up.

Camp Creativity begins June 10 and runs through July 26. Classes are offered each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-12 noon. The price is $3 per 30-minute session and supplies are included. The Slime Classes offered on Fridays are usually Free! You can sign up HERE.

Kids collect stickers and coloring pages for every week they attend. *Parent or guardian must remain on premises.

 

Review of Kabillion the Free VOD Network for Kids!

Disclosure: I was provided with a Roku Stick to help facilitate my review of Kabillion. All thoughts and opinions are own. Please see my disclosure policy)

 

Are you familiar with Kabillion? Kabillion is a totally FREE Video on Demand network for kids that gives families access to kabillions of amazing shows all on one kid-friendly platform! Kabillion stands out as a reliable and safe destination for quality children’s entertainment – a place where parents can feel good about their children spending time. In fact, this outstanding platform is the only independently-owned VOD network to be ranked among the Top 10 Kids Free On Demand networks in the U.S.! As a parent, I feel that it is hard to find good, quality programming on television these days, so I love the options that Kabillion gives me! My family and I recently were sent a Roku Stick so that we could try out Kabillion for ourselves, and my boys loved it! 

What shows are available on Kabillion? Kabillion serves up a wide range of popular animated content for preschoolers through the school-age set. From classic series for the whole family like Bobby’s World and Gumby, to kid favorites such as My Little Pony, Transformers, and Pokemon. They even offer shorts likeCloudbabies and BabyRiki! My son Brady especially loves the LEGO shows that are available! With Kabillion, there is SO much for kids to learn and discover!

It has never been easier to watch all these great shows and shorts, as Kabillion can be accessed a “million” different ways! The network is available as a free VOD service with most major cable providers, and for families who have cut the cord or may be planning to, Kabillion is also accessible as a free app on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV.

With the summer months almost here, our children will be indoors for many hours. It is so important that they will be watching quality programming. With Kabillion, I can feel good about what my boys are watching. I also love that Kabillion is regularly adding new programming to the mix as well. I highly recommend Kabillion and you can check out more about it HERE

Follow Kabillion on Twitter, Facebook and  Instagram to stay up-to-date on all of the latest programs and special offers.

Review of Y’OUR Personalized Skincare

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As someone in their early 4o’s, I definitely am paying much more to attention to my skin and the skincare that I use. It seems that once you hit 40, your skin starts playing tricks on you. I have definitely noticed more redness around my nose, and yes, those pesky lines around my mouth and lips are starting to appear!

Thankfully, I never really had acne or any other skin problems when I was younger, but now that I am getting older and noticing the signs of the aging process creeping in, I need to address those problems now before it becomes an issue. So, when I was asked to review Y’OUR Personalized Skincare, I couldn’t wait to give the products a try! 

Getting started with Y’OUR Personalized Skincare is super easy! Build your perfect skin care regimen by taking a simple quiz HERE. This quiz helps Y’OUR to see what your skin type is. They will then formulate the best custom regimen for your specific needs. Sounds too easy, right? It is that simple!

Y’OUR creates a personalized regimen for you based on what you’re looking to improve in your skin. The products that you will receive are full size products (3 month supply). They also have a satisfaction guarantee policy in which they offer to reformulate the products for you for free up to 2 times during the first 3 months to make sure that you are completely satisfied. 

I also appreciate that Y’OUR products evolve with me. Before users are sent their next set of products, they will be sent an evaluation form to make any adjustments if necessary. Our skin can change depending on the season and as we age so I greatly appreciate this! 

What about the ingredients in Y’OUR Personalized Skincare? You will be happy to know that their cleanser is safer and more effective than physical exfoliating cleansers since it has the ability to penetrate the skin for deeper exfoliation while does not involve actually rubbing the skin. In addition, the products are made with clean ingredients, no fillers, and are Paraben and toxin free. They are also made right here in the USA and there is no animal testing done on them and they are cruelty free. 

When my Y’OUR Personalized Skincare Kit arrived, I was very pleased with the beautiful packaging! The purple box made it extra special! When I opened the box, I found it extremely helpful that they had enclosed a card with my personal skincare routine. This is so helpful and shows me step-by-step how to apply the products.

My personalized skincare routine is comprised of 4 products: Cleanser, Day Cream, Serum and the Night Cream.

Cleanser– I have found that you don’t need much of this cleanser to get the job done. A small dime sized amount is perfect and it makes your skin feel soft, fresh and super clean. This cleanser is perfect for combination skin as it purifies your skin and gives you a smooth complexion.

Day Cream– I love the day cream! It is not heavy at all and I appreciate that I can place my foundation right on top of it and it doesn’t weigh my skin down. This also has an SPF 30 which is so important in a day cream. This formula combines the UV deflecting properties of Titanium minerals with protective ingredients to prevent sun damage, neutralize harmful free radicals, and keep away pollution damages.

Serum– Out of the 4 products in my personalized skincare kit, the serum is my favorite! You simply apply 2-3 drops on your face and let the magic happen. The serum gives your face a nice firm feeling without being greasy or overpowering. I like to take the serum as well as the Day and Night Creams all the way to my neck. Your neck can start to show aging very early on so it is important that we cover that area as well! In addition, it infuses your skin with a boost of anti-inflammatory benefits to instantly calm redness, rosacea and the most sensitive skin.

Night Cream– The Night Cream is fabulous! While it is a bit thicker than the day cream, it glides right on and you wake up feeling refreshed and your face is super soft! The night cream helps to reduce wrinkles and even your skin tone.

What are my thoughts so far on Y’OUR Personalized Skincare? I have only been using these products for under 2 weeks, but I have noticed that my skin is much more soft and manageable. I can really tell that these products are targeted just for my skin, which is very impressive to me. I love the unique approach that Y’OUR Personalized Skincare takes and would highly recommend that you try them for yourselves! Right now when you take a personalized quiz HERE you will receive $15 off the Y’OUR Personalized Skincare kit. You have nothing to lose but only beautiful skin to gain!

2019 Florida 529 Savings Plan Promo + Free $50!  

Are you considering opening a Florida 529 Savings Plan? Be sure to check out this Florida 529 Savings Promo where you can save up to $50! This post is sponsored by Florida Prepaid College Plans. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

2019 Florida 529 Savings Plan Promo-Get up to $50 Free! 

I can hardly believe that one week from today my kids will be out of school for the summer. This has been such a fast year! Drew, my oldest son, is in 7th grade, and while it definitely has been a challenging year for him, I am so proud of his excellent grades and the responsible young man that he is becoming. Brady, my youngest son is in 1st grade, and I am amazed at the math problems that he can solve and the books that he can now read. They just underwent extensive end-of-the-year testing at school so I know that they are ready for a much-needed break. (So is mommy!  🙂 )

I am so thankful for the education that my boys are receiving, and that they both have a love for learning. As a former teacher, education is very near and dear to my heart and I never want to underestimate the importance that it will play both now and in the future of my children. It is also important that we keep our kid’s minds active even during the busy summer months.

Are you frantically preparing for summer vacation all while dreaming about all the fun memories that you are going to make with your family? Before we head off to enjoy a fun-filled summer, I wanted to let you know about about a limited-time Florida 529 Savings Plan Promotional offer that you will want to take advantage of and that will allow you to save up to $50 Free towards your child’s future education. Summer is actually the perfect time to put extra money away for college, especially with a jump-start from Florida Prepaid!

You have heard me mention Florida Prepaid College Plans recently here on the blog, and you know how much that our family believes in this remarkable program. Let me explain to you the difference between a Florida Prepaid College Plan and a Florida 529 Savings Plan. 

Why Should I Open a Florida 529 Savings Plan? 

Both plans are available through Florida Prepaid College Plans and offer savings towards college education. The Florida 529 Savings Plan is known for it’s flexibility, allows you to save at your own pace for college, and lets you choose your investment options. I love this approach as you can contribute what you can, as often as you’d like! In addition, a Florida 529 Savings Plan can be opened any time of the year and at any student age. In addition, 529 Savings Plans can also be used to help cover qualified educational expenses and fees. (We all know that those can get pricey!) 

-There is no minimum contribution to get started with a Florida 529 Savings Plan and you can contribute as much or as little as your budget allows. There is no family income limit, and it is super easy to set up monthly contributions and change them at any time. I also appreciate that you can invite family and friends to contribute toward your college savings goals! 

-Florida 529 Savings Plans are not guaranteed by the State of Florida so there is a little bit more risk involved. (investments can fluctuate based on the market) With that being said, I appreciate the flexibility of this plan as it allows you to choose your investment option and to save for your children’s college education at your own pace.

-You will be happy to know that the Florida 529 Savings Plans can be used in conjunction with your Florida Prepaid College Plan. In fact, they work very well together. While your Prepaid College Plan can be used to pay for tuition and other fees, the Florida 529 Savings Plan can be used to help cover fees, room and board, the cost of books, supplies and equipment. 

-Did I mention that Florida 529 Savings Plans are tax-free? Unlike a savings account or mutual fund that is going to get hit with income taxes, your contributions towards your 529 Savings Plan will earn interest and will not be taxed when the money is taken out to pay for college.

-You don’t have to attend a Florida school to use your Florida 529 Savings Plan. As with Florida Prepaid Plans, your contributions and earnings towards your 529 Savings Plan are eligible for use at any eligible public or private college. 

Are You Ready to Get a Jump-Start on Your College Savings this May? Save up to $50! 

-Through May 29, if you open a Florida 529 Savings Plan, Florida Prepaid will seed your account with $25.

-If you set up an automatic monthly contribution of $25 or more, they will seed your account with another $25. 

If you don’t have money set aside for your children’s future education, why not start now with a Florida 529 Savings Plan? It is such an easy and flexible option, and the money will quickly grow! With the Florida 529 Savings Plan $50 promotion, there is no reason to not start saving today! 

This all sounds super easy, right? It is! You can apply in as little as 10 minutes! But, you have to HURRY as this promo is only good through May 29!

Get a jump-start on your children’s college savings plan before the summer begins with up to $50 for FREE! This will allow you to check that off your list and to join in the summer fun with the kids and to make memories that will last a lifetime!

Be sure to follow Florida Prepaid College Plans on FacebookTwitterInstagram and  YouTube to stay up to date with information on open enrollment, tips and promotional offers.

Set of TWO Best Choice Products Zero Gravity Chairs Only $76 Shipped!

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Get your yard summer ready! Walmart.com is offering a Set of TWO Best Choice Products Zero Gravity Chairs for only $76 Shipped! Choose from six different color options. These have 1640 very high reviews!

Add a piece of trendy furniture to your porch or patio with the Best Choice Products Zero Gravity Chairs. Experience out of this world comfort while you kick back with friends. These zero gravity lounge chairs feature an innovative design meant to emulate the weightlessness experienced in space. The folding chairs break the mold and provide maximum comfort with mesh seating and a lockable reclining system that secures your position. Use the zero gravity patio chairs to add color and style to your outdoor space. UV-resistant, they include a convenient detachable cup holder tray, so you can enjoy a drink by the pool while you sunbathe.

GO HERE to take advantage of this offer.

AMC Movie Theaters Summer Camp: Kid’s Movie Ticket, Popcorn, Drink AND Snack Only $4!

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Summer break is almost here! If you are looking for a frugal and fun way to keep the kids entertained this summer, be sure to check out this awesome deal from AMC Movie Theaters!

Starting  June 5, and running through the summer months, every Wednesday at 10am, AMC is hosting their Summer Movie Camp! You can score a Kid’s movie ticket, popcorn, drink and snack ALL for only $4! ( I have been told that this price includes parents but have not yet confirmed that)

Movies selections will include: The LEGO Movie 2, Peter Rabbit, Angry Birds 2, Small Foot + more! 

GO HERE for more details and to find a participating AMC Theater near you.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide from Savings.com

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It’s not too late to find the perfect gift for Mom this Mother’s Day! Mother’s Day is such an awesome time for us to show our love and appreciation to mom and all that she does for us!

This Mother’s Day Gift Guide from Savings.com has gifts for every mom and every budget! If your mom loves to cook, be sure to check out the super deal on Cuisinart Cookware on page 5 of the Mother’s Day Gift Guide. And, if mom loves to travel, why not gift her with a trip to her favorite destination? You will definitely love the Travelocity deal on page 2!

GO HERE to see what gifts interest you and to get more information.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the awesome moms out there!

Michaels: Baseball Slime Event on May 18

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This looks like so much for the kiddos! On Saturday, May 18, from 1:00-3:00pm, Michaels Stores will be hosting a Baseball Slime event! You will need to purchase the jar, but from what I can tell it is only $1. The supplies to decorate and pre-made slime will be provided.

GO HERE to register and for more details.