I love the fun deals on Living Social! If you’re looking to get out and do fun things (especially with warmer weather around the corner!) be sure to check out LivingSocial and find that fun for less money. When you’re less stressed about the money (because you spent less) you’ll naturally have more fun together.
For most of my adult life, I only utilized libraries around tax season when I needed tax documents or information. However, I rediscovered the public library as a mom. I became very familiar with the children’s board books and took my daughter to “Toddler Time” every week. Over time, I got to know the librarians and was requesting books online to pick up at my local branch every week.
The joy, adventure and discovery of reading remains the biggest thrill of visiting the library. However, over time I branched out (yes, pun intended!) when I visited the library.
First, one of the librarians told me that all of the libraries have a “friends of the library” section where they sell–uh, practically give away!–books. It’s like a mini-library. They always have children’s books (which sell for $0.25 at my branch) and they have adult classics, cookbooks, reference books, fiction, new york times best sellers. I could go on. Suffice it to say, I’m sold…I cannot go to the library without visiting that section. I’ve already bought part of my son’s birthday present from there. I got it early; I have about a month before I’ll need to have it wrapped
We have also started borrowing movies from the library too. I take my kids to go pick out a movie most weeks. Sometimes, we’ve ended up with a video with a bunch of Clifford or Angelina Ballerina episodes. They are great entertainment. But, sometimes, we pop a big bowl of popcorn and we get a movie like Cars. Even Mommy and Daddy are thrilled with the “movie night” movie! As a matter of fact, Mommy and Daddy were both holding back tears as Lightning backed up and pushed the King across the finish line! Ok, that’s a tangent. But, a good one. You can have a legitimate family movie night that is fun for all for free!
The library is not just about borrowing books anymore!
How do you utilize your local library?
It’s too cold and yucky outside. Stay inside where it’s nice and warm! Enjoy the time with board games and toys. Here are new printable coupons to save on both.
I’m sure you’ve heard of Groupon, but what about Living Social? They’re the next best (sometimes even better, if you ask me) in the world of discount local activities, events, and products. I’m looking forward to my Segway tour, a fun event for my birthday. Half price cannot be beat! I also really enjoyed my hotel in Washington D.C. walking distance from the National Mall, that I got half priced through Living Social, it even included parking, breakfast, and a fruit and cheese platter! Clearly, I recommend Living Social and if you haven’t signed up, Sign Up NOW!
Woohoo! Get 50 custom photo holiday cards for only $15 shipped! Hurry, this deal ends in just a few days, plus you’ll need time to send out those cards too.
Do you like giving movies as gifts? These coupons will help your shopping list.
Use code BIRTHDAY at your local Redbox kiosk to get a free rental today! Word has it that this code will work through Thursday October 11th.
Fall is here, but don’t distress, there is still fun to have even though summer is gone! Every season offers its own kind of fun and enjoyment. These are some free or low cost things my family and I like to do.
1. Rake up the leaves and have a leaf fight. It doesn’t get more free than that and who doesn’t love a good leaf fight! Or maybe you could try leaf angels!
2. Go to a pumpkin patch. Some require a small fee to get in. Ours is $10 for our whole family, but we get to go through a corn maze, hay ride, petting zoos, and much much more. Most towns have something comparable to this, find out and go!
3. Go to a corn maze. These too have minimal entrance fees, but they aren’t bad. Your whole family can get lost together and have a blast!
4. Do fall crafts! There are so many places online that will teach you to do fall crafts for free. HERE is a great resource. It will also help when it starts getting cold outside and you and the kids have to stay inside.
5. Pumpkin carving. You don’t have to wait until Halloween to carve pumpkins or even paint the litte ones. It take very little money, but does take a lot of time. With activities, this is what you want!
What are you doing this Fall to keep busy?