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Ultimate Mom's Night OutLast year at this time I had only been blogging for a few months and I went to this amazing Mom’s Nite Out put on Tricia from Once A Month Mom and Jenny from Mommin’ It Up. I couldn’t believe how much fun it was! There were new people to talk to, other bloggers to met, yummy food and exciting giveaways. All great things in my book! There was even an Ultimate Mom’s Night Out in July hosted by Tricia, Jenny and Kate. Although sadly I was out of town and didn’t get to attend it. But you can read about it here if you want.

This year, Kate and I decided that just the two of us would try our hands at the reigns and throw an Ultimate Mom’s Night Out again in July. We have tons of great local and national sponsors and we both get so excited every time we talk about it. We can hardly wait! The party will be on July 14 at 6:30pm at the Clubhouse at the Villas at the Point in Springboro (right near DLM in Springboro). That’s in just a few weeks, but ticket sales start on June 28 at 9am. Our event is just for all your amazing MOMs, it’s a chance to just get out and relax while meeting other local moms. If you are a mom, or are going to be a mom this event is for you!! We will have fun, food, giveaways and swag bags. Now, here are a few of our incredible sponsors so far:

Primary Sponsors:

Dayton Mall
Life Stages

Product Sponsors:

Books & Co
Cake, Hope and Love
Cindeloo
Five Rivers Metropark
Jenna Claire
Lia Sophia
Lulee’s Lollies
Mabel’s Labels
MacTown
Mary Kay
Meeno Babies
Pink, Pearls and Pigtails
Princess Tea Room
The Rusted Chain
Semilla
Smashburger
Stitched In Love
Teething Bling
Thirty1Stitches
Thirty One Gifts
Veggie Tales
Underdoodles

Here is the super EXCITING part for all my readers… Since you all live in the Dayton area we have some spots that are open just for you. That’s right!! You can come and hang with Savvy Little Women and myself in the flesh for an evening, how exciting is that?! This is a perfect chance to leave your kiddos at home, nursing babies are welcome, and just relax with some other moms. If you want to come you can get your FREE ticket starting Tuesday June 28 at 9am. Be sure to hurry because when they are gone.. they are gone. I hope to see you there!


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Survive Before 5: Toddler Meals For Your Busy DaysI don’t know about you but sometimes I feel like with my 2 year old that I stall out on breakfast, lunch and even snack options. I mean honestly, how long is it going to be before he gets tired of cereal bars for breakfast, chicken nuggets for lunch and goldfish crackers for snacktime? When Tricia from Once A Month Mom announced she was working on a toddler ecookbook I was really excited to get some new toddler meal inspiration! So let me introduce you all to: Survive Before 5: Toddler Meals For Your Busy Days. This ecookbook is a step-by-step resource for cooking meals for kids before dinner. We all know that meal times can be a challenge and hopefully this month full of meal plans can help keep the kids happy, and more importantly, mom happy.

The plan includes breakfasts, lunches and snacks. Like all Once A Month Mom menus it contains grocery lists, instructions, recipe cards and labels. There are options for 1 child, 2 children, 4 children, or 6 children. If you have a child that eats more than the indicated toddler portions you can simply count them as an additional child when cooking. Since I have a 2 year old and a 6 year old I just make enough for 4 children so we have enough for both and a little leftover. Here are the recipes that are contained in the one month plan ecookbook:

Breakfasts
blueberry pancakes**
toddler french toast sticks
fruity breakfast burritos

Lunches
homemade spaghetti o’s**
individual mac & cheese cups
corndog muffins
homemade cheesy rice
apple chicken nuggets
individual pizzas**

Snacks
frozen fruit cups
homemade yogurt
peanut butter banana yogurt pops**
peanut butter granola bars**

**Indicates NEW Once a Month Mom recipes not found on the website – 5 new recipes in total!

Here are some additional features:
-A choice of preparing for 1 child, 2 children, 4 children or 6 children.
-Grocery lists for 1 child, 2 children, 4 children or 6 children.
-Customized labels for each of your prepared items.
-Recipe cards containing photographs and some step-by-step photos as well.

We’ve already have made the individual pizzas and corndog muffins. I was so excited when I found out that both boys loved the corndog muffins! Little B loved them because it was cornbread (and what kid doesn’t love sweet cornbread?!) and hot dogs. When I added a little ketchup and he was in toddler meal-time heaven. So if you need some meal inspiration for your toddler, and even young school age kids, be sure to check out Survive Before 5: Toddler Meals For Your Busy Days. The price of this eCookbook is $7.99. You receive all of the resources above in an easy to view (or print) format.

Buy it now! HERE (don’t forget to use the coupon code OAMM599 to get a $2 discount through July 1st, 2011).


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Farmer MarketThe great thing about summer is that it brings the fun of outdoor Farmers Markets to the Dayton area. You can find locally grown produce, organic meat, bakery items and much more! They always have a great selection of food and other items. It’s a great way to help support local farmers and businesses in the Dayton area. Plus if you ask any farmer’s market die-hard shopper they will quickly tell you that what you can buy there is unlike anything you can ever hope to find at a grocery store. So now thanks to some of our amazing readers we have a list of several local farmer’s markets. If you know of any others please feel free to leave us a comment and we will add it to the list.

2nd Street Market
Location: 600 E 2nd Street, Dayton
Dates:
Year-Round
Hours
: Thursday & Friday 11am-3pm
Saturday 8am-3pm
Closed on Christmas and New Years

Centerville Farmer’s Market
Location: 892 S. Main Street, Centerville
North of the intersection of State Route 48 & Spring Valley Road
Dates: May 26- Oct 27
Hours: Thursday 2:30-6:30pm


Greene County Farmers Market

Location: North Allison Avenue in Xenia, next to Aldi’s
Dates: Tuesday during the summer
Hours: Tuesday 9am-1:30pm

Location: Five Points Shopping Center parking lot
2239 Tarbox Cemetery Road
Dates: Thursday during the summer
Hours: Thursday 2-6pm

Location: Beavercreek Kmart shopping center on Dorothy Lane
Dates: Saturday during the summer
Hours
: Saturday 8am-12:30pm


Sugarcreek Township Farmer’s Market

Location
: 4333 Feedwire Road, Kettering
Dates
: May 20 - October 28
Hours
: Friday 3-7pm


Tippecanoe Farmer’s Market
Location: 3rd and Main Street, Tipp City
Dates: June 11- Sept 17
Hours: Saturday 9am-12pm


Wegerzyn Market at Moose Lodge

Location: 2110 E. Central Ave, Miamisburg
Dates: July 5 - Oct. 25
Hours: Wednesday 1-6pm


Shiloh Church

Location: 5300 N Main St, Dayton
Dates: May 7- Oct 15
Hours: Saturday 7am-12pm

Thanks Lizzie, Brandi, Melissa, Veronica, Amber, Rebecca and Cindy!!


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Categories: Fall, Food, Stores, Summer,

Fazoli'sCLOSED: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to our winners Su and Erin.
YOU CAN VIEW OUR LIST OF GIVEAWAY WINNERS HERE.

Have you been to Fazoli’s lately and checked out their new menu? They just expanded their menu and Dayton was one of the first places to get the new menu. Their kids menu now has more options including; pepperoni breadsicks, pizza bowties, pasta and butter sauce and a few other items. For a more “grown-up” palette there are four new 400 calorie options- chicken mushroom alfredo, penne tuscano, pasta margherita, and three cheese baked ravioli. There are several other changes to the menu inluding the addition of coffee and various breadsticks and dippers.

I was flying solo with the boys last Tuesday so we decided to head to Fazoli’s for Kid’s Night. C had kid’s pizza and B happily scarfed down all of his pizza bowtie dinner. They are getting fun little trays for their kids meals, but when we went they didn’t have them yet. Every Tuesday starting at 5pm it’s Kid’s Night and kid’s entrees are $1.49 with an adult entree purchase (kids’ meals are typically $3.49). On Kid’s Night there is usually an employee leading craft projects with the kids, C had fun coloring and making crafts while we waited for our food. Which was nice because it get me a little time to hang with just B, as he banged spoons on the table singing to himself. My boys ate all their dinner, we were all full when we left and I got a little break from cooking. And really when it comes to Fazoli’s what kid doesn’t love their all you can eat breadsticks?! (Looking for more kid’s meal deals? Be sure to check out our list of Kids Eat Free/ Cheap list)

Now, just for my lovely readers we are giving away 2 (two) $25 gift cards so you can enjoy dinner there too.

Main entry: Tell us what you like about Fazoli’s or what you would like to try if you haven’t been yet. (Be sure to leave your comment on this post so that it gets counted)

Want more chances to win one of those $25 gift cards? Well, here are some more ways you can enter, just be sure to leave a additional comment for each additional entry requirement that you fulfill. Just think, the more effort that you put in the more chances you have of winning.

- Follow Deals For Dayton on Facebook, if you already do- tell us in your comment.

- Subscribe to our weekly email newsletter, if you already do- tell us in your comment.

This contest ends Tuesday, May 10, at midnight EST. We will use Random.org to pick our winner.

Disclosure: Fazoli’s provided me with a $25 gift card so we could try out their new menu. But this post and opinions are my own and not paid for or influenced by the item provided.


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Lulee's LolliesCLOSED: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to our winner Jonelle.
YOU CAN VIEW OUR LIST OF GIVEAWAY WINNERS HERE.

Have you heard about cake pops? They are the latest yummy craze, simple, cute and fun. It seems likes everyone wants in on the fun of cake pops. Even Starbucks is selling them now!

Well, I found a great local company, Lulee’s Lollies that makes cake pops. I was so excited when they gave me a dozen for my birthday. They are the perfect dessert for me and my hubby after the kids are in bed, or when I just need a little treat during the day. I FOOLISHLY shared one of my Lollies with my boys the other day and now whenever I take one out they both think they need to “help me” eat it. Understandably so though because each Lollie is a couple bites of soft, cakey goodness covered in milk or white chocolate coating. The cake inside is dark, moist and sweet while the smooth chocolate coating simply melts in your mouth. Plus they are so cute because they look like little lollipops on a stick and Lulee’s Lollies even can create fun custom-made shapes. They individually wrap each Lollie so that they stay fresh and each Lollie can be kept on the counter for one week, in the fridge for 1 month and they can even be frozen for up to 4 months and saved later for a rainy day.

Lulee's Lollies

Lulee’s Lollies are perfect party favors for birthday, baby showers, or even for weddings. A dozen Signature lollies are $18 and come in a variety of flavors including: carrot cake, butter pecan, red velvet, peanut butter chocolate, key lime and a few other flavors. Custom lollies are $30 for a dozen and can be made into custom designed shapes. You can check out a few of their Lollies on their site or Facebook page. Here’s a tip for all of you.. during March they will be sending 25 people who have “liked” them on Facebook a free 4 Lollie Sample box. All you have to do is be the first 25 to respond when we post about it.

So, here comes the fun part for you foodies out there. Lulee’s Lollies is generously offering a dozen of Signature lollies for one of our lucky readers. That’s right! You can enjoy the yummy goodness of Lulee’s Lollies just like I did.

Main entry: Check out their selection of Lollies and then leave us a comment telling us what you like OR would like for them to create.

Want more chances to win these delicious Lulee’s Lollies? Well, here are some more ways you can enter, just be sure to leave a comment for each additional entry requirement that you fulfill. Just think, the more effort that you put in the more chances you have of winning.

- Follow/Like Lulee’s Lollies on Facebook and feel free to tell them what Lollie you’d like to win.

- Follow Deals For Dayton on Facebook, if you already do just leave leave that in your comment.

- Subscribe to our weekly email newsletter. If you already do just leave leave that in your comment.

This contest ends Friday, March 25, at midnight EST. We will use Random.org to pick our winner.

Disclosure: Lulee’s Lollies provided me with my birthday lollies mentioned above. But this post and opinions are my own and not paid for or influenced by the item provided


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Categories: Food, Giveaway, Review,

7 Mar
2011

Guess what?! My birthday is this week! YAY! I’ve been getting in LOTS of birthday emails over the past few days. So I’ve got a few NEW birthday freebies that I’ve added to the list. So be sure to check out all the birthday freebies you can get for your birthday too. My favorite new birthday deals?

Joey Eric: $10 off your next purchase

ele Cake: Free sandwich and cupcake

Want more awesome birthday deals like this? Be sure to check out my list! Do you know of any other birthday deals? Be sure to let me know and I’ll add it to the list.


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Rainbow FruitI decided that this week for Things I Love Thursday I wanted to try and bring a little bit springtime here. I love spring, the beautiful weather, the reminder of the new life that it brings, St Patrick’s Day, Easter, my birthday.. there are lots of great things about spring in my book.

Well, I don’t know about you but one of the best ways that I’ve found to get my boys to try something new is all in the presentation. The more exciting or fun that it looks the more likely they are to give it a try. Little B is Hand stealing fruitpretty picky about most foods- even fruit. So I was pretty pleased that he could barely keep his hand off the plate while I was trying to take pictures. Seriously how cute is his little hand stealing a grape just as I snapped the photo?!

Our rainbow snack was a fun healthy way to brighten up snack-time. I used red strawberries, orange oranges, a yellow banana, green apple, blue blueberries, purple grapes and a few gold coins for the gold at the end of our rainbow. And as soon as I told C and his buddy from school that was over that they could come and eat it was like three little vultures converging on the Boys eatingplate with silvery forks in hand.

Honestly, I can’t wait until next year when C goes to school all day and I have to pack him lunches. How exciting will it be for him to have a rainbow packed in his lunch?

Now what are you waiting for? Go and “eat the rainbow” with your kids! Need some ideas? Here are a few to help get you started.

Things I Love ThursdayRed- red apple, red peppers

Orange- goldfish crackers, melon

Yellow- yellow pepper, pineapple

Green- kiwi, snap peas

Blue- blue corn chips

Purple- blackberries, cherries

If you make a rainbow snack for your kids I’d LOVE to hear how it goes! Or better yet, post a pic on Deals For Dayton’s Facebook page! I’m linking up over at The Diaper Diaries for Things I love Thursday


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Categories: Crafts, Food, Kids,

The GreeneI ran into one of my friends at The Greene a several months ago and we started talking deals at the Greene. There are several restaurants there and many of them have great deals on food, you just have to be there at the right time on the right days. So, thanks to Brooke Gillen… here they are! Let us know if you know of any others. Deals are subject to change at any time so be sure to call ahead.

Fleming’s Steakhouse and Wine Bar has an exceptional menu and amazing atmosphere. Now for many of us it’s a bit pricey to eat dinner there, but did you know that they have a special “5-6-7” bar menu. Their “5 For $6 ‘Til 7” bar menu features 5 appetizers, 5 wines by the glass, 5 cocktails and their Flemings Prime Burger. Each item is $6 and served nightly until 7pm.

BRIO brings the flavors of the Tuscan country to the Greene. You can enjoy their $2.95 Tuscan Taster Bar Menu on Monday through Friday from 3-7pm and 9pm-Close.

Bar Louie is a casual restaurant that serves specializes in over-sized sandwiches and artfully concocted signature cocktails,. Join them on Tuesday after 5pm and enjoy $1 burgers!

Choe’s Asian Gourmet invites you to enjoy very best in Far East flavors that includes Thai, Chinese and Japanese. Monday- Friday from 3-6pm you can enjoy buy one get one 1/2 off of select rolls and specialty drinks.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood has a menu with over 30 varieties of seafood available. Be sure to visit them every weeknight from 3-6pm and you can enjoy their Happy Hour Menu with bar food starting at $1.95 and daily drink specials. Tuesdays they feature $1.00 Chef’s Oysters. (Bar area only)

Mimi’s Cafe sister restaurant of Bob Evans has new Wednesday Wine specials and happy hour every weekday. Happy hour is $2 off Starters from 4-7pm and 9pm to close every Monday thru Friday. The wine special is half price on all bottles of wine all day every Wednesday.

Wine Loft has a few weekly specials. Head there on Mon-Fri from 4-7pm for their deals including $3.95 Appetizers (bar only), $4 Wine Selections, $5 Martinis, $4 Well Drinks, $2 Domestic / $3 Premium Beer.


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Categories: Food, Permanent Events,

Caribou CoffeeCaribou Coffee is now offering $.50 off your drink puchase when you bring in your own Caribou Coffee Drinkware. I don’t know if you can bring in a travel mug from anywhwere or if this is specific only to Caribou drinkware. So take your cup and fill it up! (haha, I’m so clever)


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Categories: Coupon, Food,

14 Dec
2010

So there are lots of deals floating around Facebook, here are a few that I like. In order to get most of these coupons you need to “like” the companies to gain access to them. Do you have any deals that you know about on Facebook? Be sure to let us know.

National Deals

Gerber: There are 3 coupons right now on their page.
Buy One Get One Free Baby Cereal
$1 off 3 2nd Foods purees
$1 off 3 3rd Foods purees

Wendys: Play Fry-For-All to share free fries with your friends and have a chance to win other prizes.

Crayola: Various coupons
$3 off Crayola Beginnings Color Me A Song
$3 off Crayola Color Wonder Sound Studio
$2 off Crayola Glow Board
$3 off Crayola Glow Dome
$3 off Crayola Glow Station Day & Night
$2 off Crayola Model Magic Presto Dots to the Max
$2 off Crayola Glow Explosion Spin Magic
$4 off Crayola Pop Art Pixies

Hasbro: Various coupons for Family Game Night
$5 off: Funglish, Cranium Scribblish!, Scrabble Flash or Pictureka!
$5 off: Electronic Catch Phrase, Taboo, The Game Of Things or Trivial Pursuit: Bet You Know It
$5 off: Elefun, Gator Golf, Hungry Hungry Hippos or Pop Goes Froggio
$5 off: Bop It! Bounce, Sorry! Spin, Twister Hoopla or U-Build Battleship

Local Deals

Mactown: Catch the last 6 days of their 12 Days of MacTown Holiday Specials. Every night at 9pm they post a riddle hint about the next sale. The first to answer the riddle correctly will win a free giveaway. All you have to do is guess the correct answer either on Twitter or Facebook.

Gap/Gap Kids at The Dayton Mall: Be kept up to date on exclusive local deal. The last one they did was for Buy one item get the second at 60% off. Not to bad!

Melting Pot in Centerville: They are currently running a Festive Fondue Giveaway for the next few days. Just be one of the first 60 to reply to their daily question to be entered to win a $25 gift card. Yum!

Dayton Mall & The Mall at Fairfield Commons: Both Malls will keep you updated on events and various coupons for stores in the mall.


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