Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Marshmallow Fly and Fry

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Marshmallow Fly and Fry Heritage Park August 19 

Have some family fun and see the City’s largest campfire ever at the annual Marshmallow Fly and Fry on Tuesday, August 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Heritage Park.

The City of Farmington Hills Department of Special Services, the Fire Department, and Busch’s Fresh Food Market have partnered to create a fun event where families can cook hot dogs and s’mores over the campfire, then watch over 1,000 marshmallows fall from the sky! 

Sophia, Katelyn, & Rylie at the Splash Pad
Also, enjoy the splash pad, play on the bouncer, check out the fire trucks, and a whole lot more.
Hot dogs, s’mores, and drinks will be available for a nominal fee. After dinner, kids line up and retrieve marshmallows dropped from the Fire Department ladder truck and then exchange them for goodies.

The event is free to attend. For more information, call 248-473-1800. Or visit: http://www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us/

Monday, August 18, 2014

Detroit Zoo Wild Summer Nights

#WildSummerNights featuring 
Mr. Seley and the Troublemakers

When: Wednesday, August 20
Time:  6 – 8 p.m.

The Detroit Zoo gets even wilder on Wednesday nights during August with its annual Wild Summer Nights #concert series. Concert-goers are invited to bring a blanket and pack a picnic.

Mr. Seley and the Troublemakers will play children's music in the Main Picnic Grove from 6:30 to 8 p.m. while the entire zoo is open until 8 p.m.  Visitors can enjoy the zoo for a special $6 pricing after 6 p.m.  There is a grill tent in the Main Picnic Grove that serves Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Brats, Vegetarian Hoagies and more.  Beer and wine also available for purchase.

All of our readers may print this special coupon for a discount at Valvoline Instant Oil Change.
Coupon will be accepted without Zoo Membership.

Valvoline Instant Oil Change will have a booth at the event handing out candy, coupons and prizes from their spin-to-win wheel.  Ford is paying for the first 100 non-member cars that come after 6 p.m. every Wednesday night. (Members receive free parking)

The final summer concert of the season will be on Aug. 27 featuring The Joe Reilly Band (children’s music).

More info:

School Supply Stock Up Giveaway

School Supply Stock Up Giveaway!

Sponsored by: Staples

Hosted by:  Savory Savings 

Co-hosted by: Swanky POV and Failing Perfect

Staples 25 dollar gift card giveaway August 17 - 31

Back to School is upon us all and that means buying school supplies in bulk like crayons, markers, notebooks, glue and more!  Staples can help you #MakeMoreHappen with your budget and wants to help kick start the shopping by giving you $25!  Krista over at Savory Savings received an assortment of the fun school supplies offered at Staples and shared her thoughts in this Staples review!

How would you like to win a $25 gift card from Staples?  Mom Among Chaos has your chance to win. Enter in the Giveaway Tool form below.  Good Luck!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Kate Spade Fashion

Last week I went to a fun kate spade store event at The Somerset Collection. I saw some lovely items to add to my wishlist. Here are some of my favorites. 
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Crisp color, graphic prints, and playful sophistication are hallmarks of Kate Spade New York. 
kate spade new york Women's Jimi Ballet Flat - $258

If you are looking for cute styles that are less expensive I have some ideas for you, too.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Women's Cat Loafer 

Priced from $159.60

Marc by Marc Jacobs Women's 645026 Flat 
Priced from $108.90

My daughters love these slippers. Find them at Target. Sweet® Kitty Slipper - Purple only $9.99

kate spade new york Women's Sweetie Espadrille Sandal - $100.68

Link to order: http://amzn.com/B005AGOQOU

Women's Mossimo Supply Co. Novalee Wedge Sandal - Assorted Colors - $25.48
Link to order HERE.

kate spade new york Women's Imelda Wedge Sandal - $350

Link to order: http://amzn.com/B00H955OYQ

Women's Merona® Tori Ankle Strap Wedge Sandal - from $10.98
Link to order here

kate spade new york Hello Tokyo Cat Clutch - $298

Hello Kitty coin purse - $14.88

Friday, August 15, 2014

End of Summer #Giveaway with over $475 in Prizes

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    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Gecko Monitoring Software Review + Giveaway

    Have you wondered what your child was up to while he or she was online?  We know as parents that we can't possibly watch over them every second of the day.  Guess what?  You don't need to worry any longer.  That is exactly what Gecko Monitoring Software does. #geckoparents

    Gecko Monitor is the complete solution to monitoring everything that happens on your computer while you’re away. Perfect for parents who want to monitor their child's computer or bosses who want to monitor their employee's computers - Gecko Monitor has everything you’ll need to give you peace of mind!

    Combining powerful monitoring tools and stealth, Gecko Monitor has a number of great features including the ability to monitor every website visited, every program used and every keystroke pressed - as well as taking screenshots of everything that happens on screen.

    The more advanced features of Gecko Monitor make this software the most advanced, all in one, computer monitoring solution on the market, why not download our free trial and see for yourself?

    Takes screenshots of all windows & websites.
    Logs every application used and tells you when it was used.
    Logs every website visited and tells you when it was visited.
    Reports what was typed into every application & website.
    Monitors all printed documents, including times printed.
    Emails reports to you remotely & secretly, at times set by you.
    Innovative timeline feature - an easy to understand timeline of events.
    Monitors all file activity, including saved, opened & deleted files.
    Does all of this completely hidden, un-hides with a secret key combo.

    I have had a chance to check out the Gecko Monitoring Software and I feel that it is genius.  I have been wondering for years if there was something out there like this.  This monitoring system is stealth.  Your kids will never know that it's there.  To bring it up you just hit ctrl+alt+k.  You can do a timeline search by the hour to see what your kids have been up to.

    Would I recommend Gecko Monitoring Software?  Yes, 100%, you cannot be too safe in the dangerous world of the internet.  I worry about my kids' safety.  Most kids are so trusting.  Now you can worry a little bit less, since you can see what they are up to.  The software is under $40 and worth every penny for the peace of mind you receive.

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    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day



    Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn't had one.

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