Well, summer is quickly coming to an end for many of us. Did you get everything off your summer fun list checked off? If not here are a few ideas of a few things to do before it's time for Back-To-School
- There are a few Michaels Crafts: FREE Passport to Fun events still happening (check the calendar for dates and events)
- August 2,3 are the last days for Rave Theater: Free Family Film Festival (this is only at The Greene now)
- Have a water fight or play in the sprinkler
- Don't forget to turn in your Summer Reading Clubs time sheets and collect your prizes!
- Have a cookout and invite your friends. We really want to do a hot dog bar style cookout!
- Visit a few of the great Local Farmer’s Market
- Make sure you got your Good Grades= Good Deals for those report cards
- Join them at Dorothy Lane Market for Storytime and Tasting
- Start making Back To School freezer meals (Once A Month Mom has some great suggestions)
- On those days where it's sweltering outside there is still Kids Bowl Free All Summer available
- Visit the park (several Kettering Parks recently were redone, and there will be more in the future)
- Attend those last few Vacation Bible School before they are done
Thanks to Family Fun Mom for her inspiration!
This Thursday for Things I Love Thursday the thing I LOVE is Ultimate Mom's Night Out. Last Thursday, my fabulous co-host Kate and I got to spend a few hours with several local ladies for an evening of relaxing, fun, laughter and pampering. We think that mom's deserve a night out just having fun and we all enjoyed several hours at Villas at the Pointe Clubhouse doing just that. The evening started off with registration and all the lovely mama's that brought their nursing babies even got a Teething Bling bangle to model for the evening. There was all sorts of yummy food to munch including tasty The Submarine House sandwiches, delicious chocolate fondue strawberries and krispy treats from The Melting Pot and some cute Lulee's Lollies cakepops.
But there was so much more than just food that night- we had giveaways GALORE!! Everyone received 20 tickets and could choose what giveaways they wanted to try to win. There was everything from Boogie Wipes to Underdoodles and COSI to Jenna Claire in our giveaways so that there was something for everyone to enter. I know that over half of all the moms there that night won a prize from one of our sponsors.
There was also a fun photo booth with pictures taken by Photography by Amy McSwegin, chair massages from At Peace Massage and Wellness, manicures by Beaute Box and Satin Hands treatments by Andrea from Mary Kay. Last but not least, everyone got to take home a swag bag literally stuffed full of swag!! Thanks to all our great giveaway, food and swag sponsors. We are so thankful to have such generous sponsors at Ultimate Mom's Night Out our evening could not have happened without them.
At Peace Massage and Wellness
Cake, Hope and Love
CJ's Craft Corner
Five Rivers Metropark
Pink, Pearls and Pigtails
Stitched In Love
Thirty One Gifts
It was so great meeting so many of our readers. We always love to meet you all! It was so exciting that we had 60 tickets for sale and sold out in only 6 minutes with a waiting list of almost 80 people! We can hardly wait until our next one. Please be sure to follow Ultimate Mom's Night Out on Facebook to be kept up to date on all the fun! Plus you can check out all the photo booth fun and lots of other great pictures from Ultimate Mom's Night Out. And while you are there please be sure to follow Deals For Dayton and my fabulous co-host Savvy Little Women.
I'm linking up over at The Diaper Diaries for Things I love Thursday.
For those of you that came to (and even those of you that missed out) Ultimate Mom's Night Out- we have a giveaway for you. Head over to my co-host Savvy Little Women's site and check out how you can score a FREE product of YOUR CHOICE- up to ANY AMOUNT from one of our amazing sponsors last night- Paper Coterie. So be sure to swing over to Savvy Little Women and get the code for your FREE PRODUCT! And this giveaway is easier than most, because there isn't only one winner, everyone wins! You don't even have to enter an official giveaway to get the code. Just be sure to read Kate's post to find the code. Now you do have to pay to ship it item, but that's really a small price to pay for any product of your choice.
Noodles & Co is giving away thousands of FREE Summertime Salads across the country. Be one of the first 50 people to arrive Thursday, July 7 at 10:30am and receive a Ten degree Salad Tee. This t-shirt is good for 10 free salads (inlcuding one for you). You then pay-it-forward by giving the shirt to a friend for their free salad, and they give it to a friend. You can track the life cycle of the shirt at Noodles.com and share your stories.
I used my shirt to get the Backyard Barbeque Chicken Salad and it was DELICIOUS! Did you get a shirt? What salad did you try and who did you give your shirt to?
Here are some of the top Meijer deals from Happy Homemaker Cindy.
President Brie Log - $2.99
$3/2 printable here
Sargento Sliced Cheese - $2.50
$0.75/1 Sargento Natural Blends Slice or Snack Cheese
$0.50/1 Sargento Natural Sliced or Snack Cheese Kroger My Magazine, Dairy (exp 8/14/2011)
Heluva Good Sour Cream Dip - $0.99
$0.55/1 Heluva Good Sour Cream Dip, exp. 7/31/11 (SS 06/19/11 R)
Jmba Frozen Smoothie or Bars - $2.50
$1/2 Meijer Mealbox
$1 printable here
$1/1 Jamba Smoothies 5/22/2011 SS Insert (exp 8/31/2011)
V8 V-Fusion - $2.50
$1/2 Campbell's V8 V-Fusion or Vegetable Juice Bottle (Meijer)
$1.50/1 V8 V-Fusion Juice Variety, exp. 7/31/11 (SS 06/26/11 R)
Some of you might have noticed that this week our weekly update did not go out until Friday afternoon. We have decided that often by Friday afternoon we have found other deals and activites that we have missed so our newsletter readers might not see them. So, to help us remedy this situation we have deicided to send our weekly newsletter out on Friday afternoon from now on. Because really Friday is almost ALWAYS better than plain, old Thursday.