Monday, April 30, 2012

Healthy Body Healthy Life Community Wellness Day & Expo 5/19/12


Mark your calendars! On Saturday May 19, 2012 join Healthy Body Healthy Life at Metro Fitness (7150 Halcyon Park Drive, Montgomery, Al ) 4 pm -7 pm for HBHL Community Wellness Day & Expo.

Free Yoga Classes

Free PowerBodyz Class

Kids Fun Run with Prize

Healthy Food Samples

"Clean" Food Samples

(Donations will be accepted for this non-profit wellness program that provides free fitness classes for military families and free nutrition advice to all.)

Check out the Healthy Body Healthy Life Facebook page for more info.


Friday, April 27, 2012

Weekend Activities 4/28/12

Saturday 4/28/12


8am-Noon Master Gardener Plant Sale (Prattvillage Garden-Prattville)
Plants of all types (annuals, perennials, herbs, roses, shrubs, and trees) will be sold. Other garden related items will also be available for purchase. Since most of the plants are potted and grown by local Master Gardeners, exactly which plants will be available will be unknown until the day of the sale.
Free pH soil testing will be available. One-half cup of soil is needed for the free testing. For a more comprehensive soil testing by Auburn University (AU), free containers with instructions will be available. There is a $7 processing fee for the AU testing.
For more info see the event page.
10 am Saturday Walking Tours
Some 25 towns across the state are offering free guided walking tours each Saturday morning in April. Each tour begins at 10 a.m. and is approximately one hour long. Community leaders will escort you through the historic districts or courthouse square areas of their hometowns, sharing their personal remembrances and some tall tales from the old days.
In Montgomery the starting location is the Montgomery Area Visitor center in Union Station, in Wetumpka the starting location is Chamber Of Commerce, in Prattville the starting location is Autauga County Heritage Center.

10 am Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic-Terrarium
FYI: I just tried to sign up (late-whoops) and the Montgomery store was full, but Wetumpka and Prattville were still available.


1-5 pm Bark In The Park (Cooter's Pond Park-Prattville)
Prizes for Best Costume, Pet/owner Look Alike, Sm...allest Dog & Largest Dog (depending on what donations are received prior to the event) Visit Local Vets, Pet Product Vendors, Pet Stores, Dog Exhibitions & Concessions! Door Prizes! Bake Sale, Many children's activities, Onsite adoption team with animals looking for forever homes! Concessions will be sold. Call 334-361-3640 for more information.

Sunday 4/29/12

1-2 pm Sundays at 1 (Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts)
Free Docent-led tours of the museum every Sunday at 1pm


2-4 pm Jazz Jams (Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts)
Enjoy the Museum and a little Jazz on a Sunday afternoon. Dessert, coffee and wine will be available for purchase. There is no charge to attend this event, but seating is limited. This event is partnered with Alabama Roots Music Society.     

4 pm Cloverdale Idlewild Association Spring Concert Series
Every Sunday afternoon beginning April 1st at Cloverdale “Bottom” Park's gazebo, at Cloverdale Rd and Ponce de Leon (From the “5-Points” intersection near the Capri, go south one block.) Bring your chairs or blankets (or both), coolers and snacks. Plan to sit under the beautiful oak trees in the park and enjoy the free music. Looney's Super Skate will again be providing inflatables for the youngsters and Pine Bar will be providing restroom facilities for all.
More info including a schedule of artists can be found on their Facebook page.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Vitacost.com: Free Shipping on $24+ Orders Today Only+Free $10 Credit

Awesome news!

If you signed up for the $10 Vitacost credit and didn't get a chance to use it with the special Free Shipping offer last week or you signed up and got some credits from a referral then today is a great day to place an order!


Today only, Vitacost.com is offering FREE shipping on orders $24 and up or $2.24 shipping on orders less than $24.

Plus, Vitacost.com is STILL offering a $10 coupon to new customers when you sign up for a new account through this link here. (FYI: It's my referral link.)

After going through the link, click on "Click Here Now" and create a new account. When that is completed you should get the following message:
"Thank You For Creating Your Account. Your $10 coupon will be delivered to the email you provided. Click here to start shopping at Vitacost."

My email came pretty quickly. (Less than 5 minutes.)

The coupon code that you get in the email will need to be pasted into the Promo Code box under the payment info section.

Combine the Free shipping with the $10 credit to score some pretty great deals!

Be sure to add 2 FREE samples to your cart. (There are several to choose from and any two different ones are free with every order.)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Weekend Activities 4/21/12

Such a great weekend! I am so excited! Touch A Truck in Prattville was moved to May which means we will get to go! Yay!

I think we are going to start at Plant It Montgomery, hit Alabama Book Festival (with a picnic lunch), take a nap at home after lunch (will be needed) and then head to Montgomery Street Fair.


Saturday 4/21/12

7-11 am Wetumpka Earth Day Event at Wetumpka Recycle Center on E. Charles Ave.
Recycling event, Plant Swap, Free Compost, Prizes, Free T-shirt for first 50!


8 am- 2pm Wetumpka Handmade Craft Market Bethel Worship Center 11117 US Hwy 231, Wetumpka, Al
Over 70 vendors. FREE admission. Door prizes. Concessions available.


9 am Plant It Montgomery in Oak Park FREE
There will be giveaways of Crepe Myrtles, Gardenias and Tomato Plants. Along with the giveaways activities will be available for children, speakers on hand as well as a presentation of the Fitzgerald Award.
We went last year and each of us brought home either a rose or a crepe myrtle plant. There were several different activities for kids including planting seedlings. The entry for the door prizes involved going around to every booth/activity and getting it marked before you could turn it in.



9 am- 4 pm Alabama BookFestival in Old Alabama Town FREE
(Gates open at 9, programs start at 10)
This free public event is the state’s premier book festival, with 5,000 people from around the state and the southeast converging in the capital to meet with and hear from their favorite authors and scholars. A children’s activity area is sure to make this a day of fun for the entire family. The 2012 Festival will continue the tradition of promoting reading and literacy to Alabamians of all ages and backgrounds while helping to celebrate the Year of Alabama Food.
They have always had a great children’s area with activities and free books. Plus there are the authors and other exhibitors to check out! Some booths have really great freebies. There will be food vendors or you can pack a lunch and eat at the huge Kiwanis park/playground in Old Alabama Town.
The Festival will go on, rain or shine. In case of rain, we'll move indoors at Old Alabama Town, and you'll find a revised schedule of venues on site.

3-9 pm Montgomery Street Fair: Revival Downtown at 1 Court Square & 1st block of Dexter Ave.
40 artist / craft vendors, performances by high flying acrobats, fire dancers, stilt walkers, magicians, Hot Dog Eating contest Sponsored by Chris' Hot Dogs, Live musical performances Dragon Dances, Face Painting, Bounce play areas, Storytelling, A Scavenger hunt by ASF and a special announcement about next year's Street Fair. Find more up-to-the-minute info on the Facebook Page.




8 am-6 pm Alabama Flora & Fauna Arts Festival Alabama Nature Center FREE
Browse a wide variety of nature-themed original works of art by Alabama artists from all over the state. Media includes photography, acrylics, pastels, oils, wood, sculpture and more - all for sale. Also, same time same place – our “home grown” plant sale, including some heirloom plants from the Lanark Gardens. Seminars on Floral arrangement, cooking with herbs and Ferns of the Southeast. Food vendors on-site. This is a no admission event. All proceeds to benefit the programs and projects of the Alabama Wildlife Federation.
Noon-4pm Kids Challenge Weekend Bass Pro Shops
Kids test your skills in the Bass Pro Challenge: Archery, Casting, Life Jacket Race, Sleeping Bag Challenge, Knot Tying Challenge. First 50 kids to participate each days get a flashlight. 1-4pm Crafts: Arrowhead key chain and leather snake crafts. Prize wheel while supplies last.




Sunday 4/22/12



Noon-4pm Kids Challenge Weekend Bass Pro Shops
Kids test your skills in the Bass Pro Challenge: Archery, Casting, Life Jacket Race, Sleeping Bag Challenge, Knot Tying Challenge. First 50 kids to participate each days get a flashlight. 1-4pm Crafts: Arrowhead key chain and leather snake crafts. Prize wheel while supplies last.


1-5 pm Alabama Nature Center General Public Weekend
Alabama Nature Center is open to the general public every 3 weekend of each month. $4 for adults, $2 for kids (4-12, Under 3 is Free.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Advance Auto Parts 40% Off First Online Order


If you are like us, driving two used cars (that are paid for, btw) then you might find yourself needing auto parts at some point. (We are lucky-my hubby is a great mechanic so parts are all we have to spend money on usually.)

Good news! This great deal is still available! If you need auto parts, just click here to get 40% off your first order with Advance Auto*.

Order online and choose in-store pickup for FREE shipping!

I think this deal is pretty well ongoing, so if you don't need this now, just file it away in your brain and come back here when you do.

*The link in this post is a referral link. If you place an order, I get a few dollars from Advance for sharing. I will certainly appreciate it!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Weekend Activities 4/14/12

Saturday 4/14/12

10 am Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic
Plinko Game Show Chip Drop
Register Here.

10 am Saturday Walking Tours
Some 25 towns across the state are offering free guided walking tours each Saturday morning in April.
Each tour begins at 10 a.m. and is approximately one hour long. Community leaders will escort you through the historic districts or courthouse square areas of their hometowns, sharing their personal remembrances and some tall tales from the old days. In Montgomery the starting location is the Montgomery Area Visitor center, in Wetumpka the starting location is Chamber Of Commerce, in Prattville the starting location is Autauga County Heritage Center.


12-4 pm Virginia College
Bring the family and enjoy free food, music, and fun provided by The Space Walker, Montgomery Fire Department, Montgomery Police Department and Buffalo Rock!

5-8 pm Second Saturday Festival at the Riverfront featuring Clint Darby Duo along with the Spike Graham Band
Beginning April 14th, Montgomery’s Riverfront comes alive from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. every second Saturday through September. So plan on it, program it in and circle it on your calendar! To kick off the Second Saturday Riverfront Festivals, join us as WCOV and Baptist Health present a FREE family event featuring live entertainment, interactive activities for all ages and food concessions from Cantina, Dreamland BBQ, Peppertree Steaks and Wine, Cheezies Pizza, Nancy’s Italian Ice, Bruster’s Ice Cream and Nathan’s Hot Dogs. We will also be celebrating the grand opening of The Sand Bar at the Silos situated high atop Riverfront Park. Be sure to stick around on April 14th as John Lee Paints sponsors the “Paint the Sky” fireworks show at 8pm. The folks at Riverfront Facilities are making every Second Saturday special all the way through September!


Sunday 4/15/12

1 pm Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Free Docent-led tours every Sunday at 1 pm

4 pm Cloverdale Idlewild Association Spring Concert Series
Every Sunday afternoon beginning April 1st at Cloverdale “Bottom” Park's gazebo, at Cloverdale Rd and Ponce de Leon (From the “5-Points” intersection near the Capri, go south one block.) Bring your chairs or blankets (or both), coolers and snacks. Plan to sit under the beautiful oak trees in the park and enjoy the free music. Looney's Super Skate will again be providing inflatables for the youngsters and Pine Bar will be providing restroom facilities for all.
More info including a schedule of artists can be found on their Facebook page.

The Biscuits opening game is Sunday night so if you happen to be downtown, you can check out the fireworks after the game. (The game starts at 5:35.)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Earth Fare: Free Pears/Kids Eat Free/Free Cheese Puffs

Sign up or log in to Earth Fare's Welcome Home club for a Weekly Reward coupon good for a FREE pound of organic red bartlett pears with a $5 purchase. Coupon PLU#80152 expires 4/15/2012.


Money Saving Tip: You can just write down the PLU# and expiration date and present it to the cashier to save ink and paper.

When you sign up for the Welcome Home account you get the coupons automatically sent to your email.

Plus: Thursday is Family Dinner Night at Earth Fare. That means up to 6 kids eat free with one adult meal purchase of at least $5. Every Thursday from 4-8 pm!

Are you familiar with the Boot Challenge. Every month there is a new quiz about which product you should give "the Boot." Take the quiz and get a coupon to exchange your unhealthy product for a healthy product for FREE. This month's product is cheese puffs. Take a bag of cheese puffs with artificial colors and ingredients and exchange it for a bag of Barbara's baked cheese puffs. Limit One per item per coupon. One coupon per person. Expires 5/1/12. Must exchange product at the customer service desk.



If you haven't already you might want to sign up for Earth Fare's text coupons.

Feed Your Phone is the newest way to get coupons and deals from Earth Fare. No computer or printer necessary—these coupons are short, sweet and delivered directly to your phone!
Signing up is easy:
1. Text the word “EAT” to 71700
2. Watch the deals roll in
That’s all there is to it! For signing up you will receive you first text coupon: $5 off a $25 purchase!

You can also sign up on your computer by going to http://EarthFare.com/EAT –but you’ll need a cell phone to receive coupons. Earth Fare doesn’t charge to send you these coupons, but standard messaging rates from your mobile provider may apply.

FYI: The first coupon comes almost immediately and expires the next day. So you might want to sign up when you are planning a trip to Earth Fare. Most of the text coupons have a really short expiration date.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Vitacost.com: Free $10 of Product & Free Shipping

Vitacost.com is offering a $10 coupon to new customers when you sign up for a new account through this link here. (FYI: It's my referral link.)

After going through the link, click on "Click Here Now" and create a new account. When that is completed you should get the following message:
"Thank You For Creating Your Account. Your $10 coupon will be delivered to the email you provided. Click here to start shopping at Vitacost."

My email came pretty quickly. (Less than 5 minutes.)

The coupon code that you get in the email will need to be pasted into the Promo Code box under the payment info section.


The cool thing is that through 4/12 (or while supplies last) Vitacost is offering Free shipping if you order this Vitacost Vitamin D3 (200 capsules) priced at $4.99 (You can see this advertised on the home page.) That means you’ll basically have an additional $5.01 to spend on whatever product/products you like with NO money out of pocket after the $10 code.


There are so many items that will be free, that I can't list them all. (I purchased the D3 vitamins, Mrs Meyers Clean Day Countertop Spray in Lavender, two free samples and some Organic Pinto Beans. My total was $0!!!!!)



Be sure to add 2 FREE samples to your cart. (There are several to choose from and any two different ones are free with every order.)


It seems that you will have to enter your credit card info, but you won't be billed as long as your total is $0 after the $10 coupon. It has been reported that Paypal doesn't work with the promo code. :(

Even better, after you create your account you can create your own referral link and post on your Facebook/Twitter/Blog. Then when someone uses your link they get $10  to spend and you get another $10. Wow!

I am pretty excited about finding this site because we are trying to be more healthy and they have some great prices on Vitamins and Organic food items! I can't wait to order some more stuff!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Weekend Activities 4/7/12

Wow! I know I am leaving something out, because there is just so much! Let me know in the comments or on the Facebook page. Have a great Easter weekend!

Friday 4/6/12

6-8 pm Bass Pro Shops Easter Craft
Decorate an Easter Egg or paint a suncatcher. While Supplies Last
Free Photo With Easter Bunny.

Saturday 4/7/12


9am-Noon  Home Depot Kids Workshop
Kids can build a window bird feeder to observe wildlife.
FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 - 12 offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.
All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

10 am Saturday Walking Tours
Some 25 towns across the state are offering free guided walking tours each Saturday morning in April.
Each tour begins at 10 a.m. and is approximately one hour long. Community leaders will escort you through the historic districts or courthouse square areas of their hometowns, sharing their personal remembrances and some tall tales from the old days.

In Montgomery the starting location is the Montgomery Area Visitor center, in Wetumpka the starting location is Chamber Of Commerce, in Prattville the starting location is Autauga County Heritage Center.
10 am Until Let's Fly A Kite Cooter's Pond Park Prattville

10:30 am Lakeview Baptist Church Easter Egg Hunt and Party
Easter Egg hunt for toddlers-5th grade. Bring your basket. Music, Door Prizes, Free hot dog lunch.

10-Noon Prattville First Baptist Church Easter Egg Citement
Preschool-2nd grade. Bring your basket.

Noon Wetumpka Community Easter Egg Hunt
Located behind the City Administrative building located at 408 S. Main St. Plenty of food and activities for everyone!

11 am- 3pm Bass Pro Shops Free Easter Bunny Photo


Noon-3 pm Bass Pro Shops Easter Craft
Decorate an Easter Egg or paint a suncatcher. While Supplies Last

1-3 pm Michael's Free Mini Egg Make It Take It
While supplies last. Ages 3 and up.


2-5 pm {Spring into Health} Block Party
1614 South Decatur Street Montgomery, AL 36104
FREE TO ATTEND-Food, beverages, activities for children, entertainment, health awareness & more!

Sunday 4/8/12

Noon-3 pm Bass Pro Shops Easter Craft
Decorate an Easter Egg or paint a suncatcher. While Supplies Last

1-4 pm Bass Pro Shops Free Easter Bunny Photo

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Earth Fare: Kids Eat Free Night & Free Cheese


Today is Thursday which means it's Family Dinner Night at Earth Fare. Up to six kids eat free with an adult purchase of only $5 from 4-8 pm!


Plus log in to your Earth Fare Welcome Home account to hunt for the Babybel Cheese coupon. (Hint: click on "Can't Find The Egg?" for a direct link.)

Coupon is good for one pack of Laughing Cow Babybel Cheese Free with a $5 purchase. PLU 80215 Expires 4/8/12.

Remember you can always save ink and paper by writing down the expiration date and PLU# and giving it to the cashier.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Win A Weather Radio (Facebook)


The Alabama Emergency Management Agency is giving away two All Hazard Weather Radios every day in April on their Facebook page.

From their page:
"During the month of April we will be spending lots of time talking about severe weather safety. Part of that will be discussion about the value of NOAA Weather Radios and other alerting systems that work inside your house. Sirens are important but they are meant to alert people who are outdoors. When you are indoors and possibly asleep and the wind is blowing you may not hear the siren. Part of being prepared is having a reliable way to know when severe weather threatens. A weather radio is a vital part of your family emergency preparedness kit.

We will be giving away All Hazards Weather Alert Radios every day in April. (Yes, even on the weekend.). We will give away at least two a day. All you have to do is answer questions on our Facebook page. NOTE: You have to be an Alabama resident to win. We will not send radios to out of state addresses."

Because of the weirdness that is Timeline (thanks, Facebook) I have trouble finding the daily posts by looking at their wall, but I can find them posted on my newsfeed.

The link to today's question is here. They usually post a link with info on where to find the answers to the daily question. Good Luck!