Garage Sale Tips

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It’s that time of year when everyone is cleaning out their stuff and have yard sales. I use to go out quite often, now I look forward to sleeping in!!

Here are some tips to make your’ morning go smoother.

  • Bring change and small bills. It’s awkward if you buy something for $1.00 and hand over a $20.00 bill.
  • Wear comfy shoes. One time I did not and found a great neighborhood sale and regretted not wearing my sneakers.
  • Bring snacks and drinks. Especially if your toting children! While it’s nice to buy cookies and lemonade from the sales, you won’t always find them.
  • Wear sunscreen and don’t forget your sunglasses and hat. The morning sun is brutal!
  • Bring a screwdriver to open up battery compartments to look for corrosion.
  • A map. You can buy a street map of your neighborhood or use google.
  • Wipes or hand sanitizer. You touch a lot of stuff!
  • Look inside CD’s, movies and appliances Make sure you are getting what you think you are.
  • If you think a price is too high – haggle. I never used to do this, but tried it out a few weeks ago and it worked. All they can say is no.
  • If you think you might want something, carry it around with you while you shop so someone else doesn’t come along and get it.

If your shopping for kids clothes and find someone who’s child is a little older than yours, ask the owner if you can get first dibs on clothes before the next sale. I’ve done this before and it’s a great idea! I asked the owner if she would call me before the next sale and she took my name and email.

And last but not least – Don’t get discouraged if you don’t find a lot of good deals. There’s always next week.

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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Red, White and Blue Breakfast Parfait

With Memorial Day Weekend just a few days away, Premier Protein wants to help you stay on top of that beach body diet with their new Red, White and Blue Breakfast Parfait. To prevent you from overindulging on greasy burgers, hotdogs and ice cream at that backyard barbeque, curb your hunger with this healthy patriotic treat, made with the Premier Protein vanilla shake.

 

Premier Protein’s shakes are packed with 30g of protein for only 160 calories and 1g of sugar, providing your body with the energy it needs to celebrate the long weekend. This two-part recipe, will keep you satisfied without the added sugar, calories and fat.

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Premier Protein’s Red, White & Blue Breakfast Parfait

 

Part 1: Strawberry Vanilla Protein Pudding

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Directions: Mix instant pudding mix with Premier Protein Vanilla Shake. Once set, blend pudding mixture with strawberries.

 

Part 2: Red, White & Blue Breakfast Parfait

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Directions: Layer the Strawberry Vanilla Protein Pudding, blueberries, granola and yogurt in a tall clear glass. Garnish the top with fruits.

 

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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Dragon Fire Grill Opens June 1st at Busch Gardens

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We have not been to Busch Gardens in years! I’m excited that my stepson has moved to Tampa so we can go visit and make a trip to Busch Gardens too!

Here is a press release I received about a new restaurant opening up soon. I will be posting more about Busch Gardens as we plan out trip.

All-New Dining Experience Offers Cuisine Inspired from Around the World

Tampa, Fla. (May 21, 2015) – The all-new Dragon Fire Grill™ officially opens on June 1, featuring cuisines from around the world. Located in Pantopia™, Dragon Fire Grill features market-style dining, a wide selection of beverages and brand-new entertainment.

Market-Style Dining
Dragon Fire Grill reimagines the traditional culinary experience with market-style dining, featuring Italian, American, Southwestern and Asian cuisines. The menu includes shrimp lo mein, rotisserie chicken, flatbread pizzas, paninis and more. Dragon Fire Grill also adds to its current beer beverage lineup with national and local craft brews and adds a brand-new grab-and-go station featuring Starbucks coffee. Plus, the Dragon Fire Pub offers a selection of premium cocktails and frozen refreshments.

Treasures of the Mirage
Guests are invited Busch Gardens’ all-new stage show, Treasures of the Mirage. This Arabian-inspired celebration transforms Dragon Fire Grill into a vibrant dance party with belly dancers and cultural music, creating an eclectic atmosphere for the entire family to enjoy.

Tribute Bands
On select dates from June 4 to 22, tribute bands bring guests together for a celebration of classic pop, soft rock and blues at the Dragon Fire Grill. Feel the beat with authentic renditions of ABBA, Billy Joel and the Blues Brothers:

June 4 – 8 Abbamania, ABBA Tribute
June 11 – 15 Turnstiles, Billy Joel Tribute
June 18 – 22 The Official Blues Brothers Revue

Experience Dragon Fire Grill’s savory selections and live entertainment this summer with the Ride, Slide & Dine Ticket for just $99. For a limited time, this flexible deal allows guests to choose two visits and two meals to either Busch Gardens or Adventure Island. For more information, visit buschgardenstampa.com.

Plus, be the first to know about new events, special deals and future announcements by following the park’s blog at buschgardenstampablog.com, or “Like” the Busch Gardens Facebook page and follow @buschgardens on Twitter and Instagram.

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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