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Code Ninjas Summer Camps: Where Your Kids Become Coding Ninjas!

Code Ninjas partners with families to provide children with a safe and encouraging environment to gain the skills they need for a brighter future. While this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

Summer Break. Ahhh…My boys have officially been out of school now for over one week, and I have already heard those dreaded words, “I’m bored!” For me, summer break can actually be a lot of work as I have to make sure that I keep the boys busy with activities. We joined our local YMCA, will be doing a lot of reading, bowling, watching movies and visiting friends. Of course, the boys also love to play on the computer with their favorite video games. While I do like to limit the amount of time that they spend on the computer each day, some of the games can actually be a great learning experience for them!

This summer, my boys are going to have the time of their life as they learn to spark their imagination all by building their very own video games! Thanks to Code Ninjas Summer Camps, the boys will build their favorite computer games from the ground up all combined with the power of coding!

What is Code Ninjas? 

We all know that kids love technology, games, and having fun with friends. Code Ninjas provides an engaging game-based curriculum that teaches teamwork, logic, math, and problem solving so kids will gain vital skills while having a blast! As a parent, it is important to me that my children not only have fun during the summer but that I am giving them the best future possible and that they are learning! Code Ninjas sounds like a win-win to me!  😉 

Technology is such an amazing thing isn’t it? When I was in college over 20 years ago, I remember my hubby and I sending emails back and forth to each other through AOL just like on the movie, “You’ve Got Mail!” Texting was not even heard of, and the only phone that I had was one of those older flip phones. Boy, things have come a long way! My boys know more about electronics now than me!  😆 Code Ninjas believes that there’s never been a more exciting time to advance our culture – starting with our youngest ones. Every kid deserves the chance to unlock their innate, unlimited capacity to learn. 

Whether or not they pursue coding as a career, Code Ninjas wants to provide kids with skills that will help them pursue their dreams. I love that they will also teach our children to learn how to think and problem solve. In fact, that is one of the core values of Code Ninjas!

Do you think that your kiddos would benefit from a Summer Camp at Code Ninjas?

Here are some of the details about the camps that they offer during the summer months:

Half Day Summer Camps are available Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm.

Full Day Summer Camps are available Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm.

All camps are recommended for kids ages 7-14.

Costs for Half Day Summer Camps is $199, Full Day Summer Camps is $369.

Are you ready to dive in and learn more? You can learn more about Code Ninjas and the different camp options that are available this summer by visiting: https://www.codeninjas.com/locations/fl-tampa-carrollwood.

And, I have one sweet deal for My Sweet Savings readers! You can book a FREE 30-minute introduction to a coding lesson at Code Ninjas Carrollwood as well as have the opportunity to learn more about the programs and summer camps when you click here to book a Free session! Be sure to let the folks at Code Ninjas Carrollwood know that I sent you when you type “My Sweet Savings” into the form. 

With Code Ninjas, Kids have fun. Parents see results! 

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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5 Moving Tips to Make Life Easier #SamsClub3M

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Savings.com. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

We recently moved into a new home, and while it was not easy, there were several things that we did along the way to make the move less challenging and more comfortable for our family. Here are 5 of my favorite tips that made our move much easier and the transition into the new home a much smoother process.

  1. Pack as much as possible several weeks before you move. While I know that this may sound a little crazy, good preparation is the key to any move. When we moved, I found so many things that we were able to throw away, donate or even give away. Moving is also a great time to declutter. It really shows you how much junk that you have collected over the years! After you have consolidated, go ahead and pack as much as possible. I would highly suggest that you pack each room separately and label the boxes accordingly with a permanent marker. This allows you to find items easily after the move.
  2. Utilize free boxes from local grocery stores. We actually found the best boxes at Sam’s Club. The grocery clerks let us take as many boxes as we needed each time that we went into the store.
  3. Use clothing and linens to pack fragile items. Instead of purchasing bubble wrap, consider using clothing and linens to pack fragile items. I even used some of the boys stuffed animals to pack around items like glasses and dishes and it worked out great!
  4. Hire a reliable moving company. I don’t have to tell you that moving is very stressful. One of the best things that you can do for your family is to hire a moving company that will be there with you every step of the way during the moving process. The moving company that we used was just a local company, but they were fabulous! They had us in and out of our old and new home within several hours.
  5. Give yourself time to adjust– Moving is very tiring! Don’t feel like you have to get everything settled right away. It is nice to give yourself some time to enjoy the new surroundings. Obstacles are sure to come to come up and you will have to make changes along the way. I would highly suggest that you are prepared to replace things like smoke detectors and air filters. Some people totally miss checking their air filters when they move into a new home!
    Sam’s Club offers fantastic low prices to their members on items that are useful for people who’ve recently moved, like 3M Filtrete Air Filters. Through November 25, we can save $8 off on 3M Filtrete Air Filters with Sam’s Club Instant Savings! That is one sweet deal and a great time to stock up! If you are not a Sam’s Club member, now is the perfect time to join! GO HERE to join and get all of the great member benefits that Sam’s Club offers. 

To help spread the word about how Sam’s Club can make your life easier and how they can save you money during your move, you can enter to win 1 of 10 $100 Sam’s Club gift cards HERE. Good luck everyone and happy moving!

*Giveaway will begin Monday, November 12th at 12:00 AM ET to Friday, November 16th at 11:59 PM ET.
*Ten (10) winners will receive a $100 Sam’s Club Gift Card.
*Users enter the giveaway by heading to the Sam’s Club page on Savings.com and submitting their email address on the form at the top of the page.
*The winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Monday (11/19) via the email address they used to enter.
*See complete Official Rules for entry instructions, full prize descriptions, restrictions and other important details.

Tips for Planning the Perfect Summer Outdoor Date Night!

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com, but all opinions are my own. 

There is something about the beautiful summer weather that puts me in the mood to plan dinner dates outdoors! All you need are a few tools, tips and fun menu ideas to pull off the perfect summer date night for you and that special someone!

Here are some of my favorite tips for planning the perfect summer outdoor date night:

Make summer date nights fun!

I don’t know about you, but after dealing with 2 kiddos all day long, I can’t wait for date night! I want it to be a fun time for hubby and I to sit back, relax and enjoy each other’s company. With that being said, I like to decorate the table with fun and colorful plates and napkins and other items that I find on sale during the year to create a cheerful and fun environment. Even a vase of colorful inexpensive flowers can add a flare to any outdoor area.

Delicious Cold Drinks

Date night should start off with a nice cold beverage and nothing says summer like an ice cold glass of sweet teaSouthern Breeze Cold Brew Sweet Tea Bags are perfect for date nights as they are already pre-sweetened, zero-calorie tea bags that can be made in just 5 minutes! Guilt free and easy. What more is there to love? Southern Breeze Cold Brew Sweet Tea Bags also come in 4 amazing flavors (original, peach, raspberry, half tea half lemonade) I also love that they are individually wrapped so they are perfect for on-the-go! This is sure to be your new favorite date night drink! Our favorite is the peach variety. It is so refreshing! You could also add fresh fruit slices to create an extra special touch.

To learn more and to see how you can get free shipping on your first order visit Southern Breeze’s website!

Healthy Snacks

Start your date night off with a healthy snack of popchips! They come in a variety of fun flavors like: Zesty Jalapeño Cheddar, Buffalo Ranch Ridges and Barbeque. Popchips are never fried and contain only real ingredients. We personally love popchips on their own, but they are also great dipped in french onion or ranch dip. Yum!

You can find out more about popchips HERE.

Choose high quality meats

We love to grill out. In fact, during the summer months, you will find us using our grill at least 2-3 times per week. During our summer dates nights, we tend to spoil ourselves and go that extra mile with higher quality meats. A great place to find superb quality and selection of meat is Fareway Meat Market. With over 80 years experience, Fareway Meat Market is a meat delivery service that offers hand-cut fresh, tender products with no additives and their products are shipped frozen to your house.

One of their bundles, the date night bundle features:

Two 10 oz. Iowa Pork Chops (reg. $24.99)
Two 8 oz. America’s Cut Boneless Pork Chops (reg. $19.99)
Two 12 oz. Beef Ribeye Steaks (reg. $39.99)
Regular Price: $84.97, Bundle Price: $59.99

This bundle is perfect to have in the freezer for summer grilling! The steaks and pork chops are so juicy and the meat melts in your mouth. You can check out this amazing service for yourself HERE and enter code “meatlover” to receive $20 off your first order. 

S’mores Bar

Date night must end on a sweet note…..dessert!  Hubby and I love S’mores, but we like to change things up a bit from the traditional S’mores and do a S’mores bar! You can really get creative here. We use things like peanut butter cups, fudge graham cookies, fudge striped cookies, chocolate bars, marshmallows and anything else that sounds good that day! It is all about having fun and enjoying the time with your date!

I hope that these tips will help as you prepare the perfect summer outdoor date night for your someone special!

Quick and Easy Dinner Solutions with Mrs. Paul’s® Seafood and Veggie Meals

This post is sponsored by Pinnacle Foods. All comments and opinions are my own.

Do you ever have those days when something unexpected occurs and you just don’t know what to make for dinner? You want to provide your family with a nutritious and delicious meal, but time is of the utmost importance. Thankfully, Mrs. Paul’s® Seafood and Veggie Meals are now available in the frozen seafood aisle at your local Publix store to help ease your dinnertime dilemma!

Mrs. Paul’s Seafood and Veggie Meals are made with premium seafood, and are rich with Omega-3s that are paired with high protein Birds Eye® vegetables and grains. These meals are not only a good source of protein, but they are also the perfect combination of flavors and textures. In addition, they are super easy and quick to make. In fact, you don’t have to open or plate it, they can be steamed in the microwave in just minutes! Flavors available at Publix include: Lemon Herb Shrimp, California Style Salmon and Garlic Shrimp.

My family and I love seafood, so we were excited to try these “easy-go-to meals” from Mrs. Paul’s. We tried the Lemon Herb Shrimp variety, and it was so flavorful! The shrimp, barley, spinach, sweet potatoes and chickpeas all come together with a pleasing lemony flavor that is seasoned to perfection. Every bite was full-flavored yet delightful! I also loved how vibrant the colors of the dish were when it was plated! Mrs. Paul’s Seafood and Veggie Meals are definitely my new favorite quick and easy meal to pick up for those hectic days that I am pre-occupied. It’s the perfect simple meal for two!

I am looking forward to trying the other varieties of these meals! Thankfully you can save on Mrs. Paul’s Seafood and Veggie Meals right at your local Publix. Starting 2/17/18 through 3/2/18, you can save $1.50 off one Mrs. Paul’s Seafood and Veggie Meals with the coupon found at: www.getthesavings.com/mrspauls.

Which variety of Mrs. Paul’s Seafood and Veggie Meals do you plan on trying with your coupon?

Make Laundry a Breeze with the LG Twin Wash Laundry System from Best Buy!

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.

Laundry. That is a dreaded word we all hate to hear, right? Anyone who knows me will tell you that laundry is definitely my least favorite task to do around the house.

Living in a household full of men, I feel that there is no end to laundry. I try to stay on top of things and do at least one load per day, but honestly, it can get out of hand quickly! When you factor in 3 showers a day and the clothing and towels that go with it, yikes!

I can’t stop dreaming about the LG Twin Wash Laundry System from Best Buy and how it could really help to simplify my life. The Twin Wash Laundry System, which includes the LG Twin Wash and LG Sidekick, is a dream come true! I don’t personally own this system, but what better to start off this year than to upgrade my laundry room. 

What makes the LG Twin Wash Laundry System from Best Buy so unique?

The LG Twin Washer and Sidekick Pedestal is my personal favorite. You can maximize your laundry washing time with the front-loading or top-loading washer along with an LG SideKick pedestal washer. Wash a regular load in traditional washer, while the SideKick washer takes care of an additional small or delicate load. I love how you can wash 2 loads at one time. What a time-saver that this would be! 

The LG Twin Washer, Dryer Pedestal and Sidekick Pedestal Washer would be the ultimate pair to have in my laundry room! You can get the most out of laundry day with a new washer and dryer pair. A traditional pedestal raises one machine to a comfortable height, while the SideKick pedestal washer does the same while tackling a small or separate delicate load. How cool is that? 

Not only are these items in the LG Twin Wash Laundry System able to tackle any size load of laundry, but they are also energy efficient which will also enable the best cleaning performance around.  No wonder more households have chosen LG laundry over any other brand!

Let’s talk savings. You all know that I love a good deal! I especially love a great deal on items that I need for my household! From 1/11-4/25, receive up to $500 off a LG laundry solution for your home. That is a great savings! You can check out the savings HERE or head over to your local Best Buy and check out the LG Twin Wash Laundry System for yourself.