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Friday, October 29, 2010

Veterans Get Free Show Tickets to Greg London - Impressions that Rock!

In appreciation for their service to our country, Greg London – Impressions That Rock! is offering free tickets to all veterans for the Nov. 11 show at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

“I have always had a deep appreciation for the sacrifices the military men and women have made in order for me to be able to do what I do,” said Greg London. “I figured the best way to show my full support and appreciation is to entertain them the best way I know how; give them the opportunity to relax, laugh and enjoy a show.”

In addition, all audience members of the Veterans Day show on Nov. 11 will receive a free Song of America CD featuring songs like “God Bless America,” “Star Spangled Banner,” and a London original track “Heroes a Song for NY.”

Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. To get a free ticket, show your VIC ID (Veteran Identification Card) or DAV ID card (Disabled American Veterans ID) to the Riviera Casino & Hotel box office and receive a free ticket to see Greg London – Impressions That Rock!

About Greg London – Impressions That Rock!:

“Greg London – Impressions That Rock!” show rocks audiences Wednesdays – Mondays at 7 p.m. inside the Riviera Hotel & Casino. Tickets start at $39.99 for general admission, $59.99 for Preferred seating, and $69.99 for VIP. For tickets call The Riviera Box Office toll free at (877) 892-7469 or visit www.rivierahotel.com. For more information on “Greg London – Impressions That Rock!”, visit www.gregorylondon.com.

Greg London has been recognized with numerous accolades including Nevada Magazine’s 2009 “Entertainer of the Year”. An award-winning entertainer, Greg London most recently enjoyed a record-breaking two and a half year run in Reno, and previously entertained audiences in London’s West End. “Greg London – Impressions That Rock!” is produced by Bob Byers Jr., David DeLorenzo and Frank Visco

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Parenting tip - Children's Chore cards

I use Children's chore cards at my houseas an incentive for my children to do chores around the house. 

I use a simple 3x5 index card. At the top is their name and that week's dates. Under is a list of chores your child is capable of achieving and the amount they are paid each time they perform that specific chore.

I decide my chores based on realistic goals for their ages. My nine year old can do more than my six year old and my three year old can do the least of all. So the tasks will vary. The earnings for each task reflect on hard the task is. For example when you take out the kitchen trash or the recycling it is easy. They close up the bag and throw it into our garage holder in the garage. It takes less than 1 minute making it worth .25. Also, this is a job just for my nine year old, because my six year old is too short. However, the upstairs trash is different. There are many little trash cans to dump into one bag and then haul down stairs and then it will be taken out to the garabage holder. This task takes more time and energy. My kids can use team work and both make .75 cents each.

Each week we start over with a fresh card on Sunday. All week long I keep track of the chores they have done by placing a star next to the actvity. On Saturday I total it up and they get their 'pay day'. They look forward to pay day and are always excited. Last week they both made $1.75 each. They were happy to make so much money!
On a week where I have had to ask too many times for them to do something or they have given me attitude I make them complete their tasks with no compensation. They lose the privilage of Earning money. I want them to recognize that we enjoy rewarding them, but only if they can have a good attitude without complaining.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Veteran's Day discounts for Military

Veteran's Day Discounts

Applebee's - Free dinners to veterans throughout the day.

Outback Steakhouse - Free Blooming Onion and beverage.

Golden Corral- Free buffet dinner from 5-9 p.m. on Nov. 16 to anyone who has ever served in the U.S. military.

Krispy Kreme - One free doughnut of any variety.

UNO Chicago Grill- Free entree or individual pizza with an entree or pizza purchase of equal or greater value.

Coushatta Casino Resort - The Louisiana casino and resort is offering a free seven-clans lunch or dinner buffet to veterans or active military.

MarketPlace Grill & Express - Veterans and active-duty military receive free entrees.

Masala Wok - The Northern Virginian restaurant is offering a free entree to veterans.

Hy-Vee supermarkets - The mid-western supermarket chain is offering a free breakfast to veterans.

Abuelo's Mexican Food Restaurants - All veterans and active-duty military receive a free entree.

Carolina Burgers & BBQ - In Matthews, NC is offering a free meal to all service members and veterans.


Brides Across America - Provides free wedding gowns to qualified military brides.

Lowe's & Home Depot - Extra 10% off to active-duty military members, National Guard and reserve members, retirees, honorably discharged veterans and immediate family members.

Sam's Club - Over 25,000 Hugo canes will be given away to U.S. veterans in need of mobility assistance. Membership is not required, but supplies are limited, so check with your local store.

Amazon.com - Free "Veterans Day Honor" MP3 album download. The album includes 12 songs by The Bands and Ensembles of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Cabela's Outdoor Store - Offers their employee discount to all veterans, active-duty military and reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel Nov. 11-12. Discounts vary from 5% to 50%, depending on the item.

Build-a-Bear Workshop - Members of the armed services including the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Reserve Officer Training Corps, will receive a 20% discount Nov. 11-15 on any one transaction at Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Dollar General - 10% discount for all veterans, active-duty military, National Guard and reserve and their immediate families.

Fashion Bug - 20% off all plus-size and misses clothing purchases with a copy of military ID or spouse's military ID.


National parks, forests and monuments - Admission is free to everyone on Veterans Day.

Knott's Berry Farm - Free park admission to U.S. armed forces personnel and a guest during Veteran's Month, November 1-26.

Colonial Williamsburg - Free admission Nov. 6-11 for active-duty military, guard and reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents.

San Jacinto Museum of History - Free visits to the Observation Deck, theatre, and special exhibit for veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families.

Historic Jamestown - Free admission to veterans, current Armed Forces members and their family members.

Battleship Cove - Free admission and a special ceremony for veterans, active, duty and reservists.

Vicksburg National Military Park - Free admission for all.

Birmingham Museum of Art - Free admission to the ticketed event "Life and Liberty" on Nov. 10-11 for veterans and active military.

Vulcan Park and Museum- In Birmingham, Alabama is offering discounted admission through November to the park and museum.

Greenbay (WI) New Zoo - Free admission to veterans and their families.

Central Florida Zoo - Free admission to the Sanford, Florida zoo with proper ID.

Strategic Air & Space Museum- Free admission for veterans Nov. 11-14 to the Ashland, Neb. museum.

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum - in Oklahoma City offers free admission to veterans and five guests from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Veterans Day.

Natural Elements Spa & Salon - In Chesapeake, Virginia, will provide free services from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to both active duty and retired military

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Military Discounts in Panama City Beach

With multiple bases located in the panhandle of Florida there are lots of places that offer a military discount.  Here are Panama City Beach military discounts!

Mellow Mushroom,
Dairy Queen,
Hunt's oyster bar,

Ann Taylor Loft,
Nike Factory Store,
Old Navy,

Zoo World,
Gulf World,
Holiday Golf Club,
All the movie theatres,

Southwest Airlines,
Delta Airlines

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Vegan Recipes from the Biggest Loser

We are a few weeks behind on the Biggest Loser.  I think these Vegan recipes were on episode 3 or 4.  The contestants got to go to Bob's house to eat and he had nothing but vegan dishes.  They looked awesome.  I am not a vegan, but I am always looking for healthy side dishes for my family to add to our dinners.  It took me a while to find the recipes, but it turns out Bob has a blog.  This is where I found the four recipes spread out in two different posts.  Here is a link to the initial post with the first 3 recipes in it and then if you click on his tag Vegan Recipes at the bottom you will easily find the fourth recipe.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

11 Ideas for summer fun in Panama City Beach

English: This is a clear west facing view of P...
English: This is a clear west facing view of Panama City Beach in the state of Florida, USA. It was taken from the viewpoint of St. Andrews pier. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Panama City Beach is a fun weekend trip or a week long vacation.  Southwest airlines now flies into Panama City Beach!  This awesome area is more accessible than ever!  Here is a list of a few things to do while you are there.

Family Friendly Activities:
Bay County Library - 1 hour story and craft time- Thursdays, June -July at the area's brand new library

Kaleidoscope Theatre - Take in a play while you are in town

Regency Stadium 11- $1 movies Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00am

The Grand Theatre- Pier Park- Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10AM $3.00 kid movies include kid size popcorn/soda

St. Andrews State Park- This park has a great “kiddie pool” area where the rocks block the waves from coming into a large area , nice campground, and Shell Island shuttle.  I also hear this is good fishing if you climb over to the other side of the rocks.

Zoo World - This may not look like much from the road, but they have lots of animals.  They even have lions!

Within driving distance:
Baytown Wharf - fabulous area to hang out with the whole family

Florida Caverns State Park- located near Marianna, FL

Army Recreation Area - Destin area beach cottages for rent for military with id.

Wild Adventures Amusement and Water Park - Valdosta, GA

Callaway Gardens- Callaway Gardens, GA- Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival- September

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Monday, October 25, 2010

April, May, & June events in Panama City Beach


Kids Fishing Rodeo
Frank Brown Park
Ages 16 and under
Free hot dogs, kid's fishing rods, tackle boxes
Sat, April, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Earth Day at the Beach
Sat, April
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
La Quinta Inn (Thomas Drive at the Navy Base entrance)
Admission is free.
Informational booths, interactive displays, free food, earth-friendly vendors, and music.

Earth Day Panama City
Sat, April
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Carl Grey Park (by GCCC)
Live music, food, art, crafts, children's activities, info on green products and local environmental research.

Sat, April
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Admission is $1 for kids, $2 for adults (proceeds to Early Education and Care)
More than 100 organizations and businesses will offer food, entertainment, kid-friendly activities, and info on early education.


St Andrews Waterfront MarketSaturday’s in May & June –  8:30am-noon, also in Sept and Oct. Arts, crafts, produce & seafood

Groovin’ on the Green
Last Sunday in May until early August – every Sunday & Monday night until . Free concert series in Carillion Beach

Annual Billy Bowlegs Festival
(Pirate festival) Fort Walton Beach

First Friday Downtown –  1st Friday on Harrison Ave in downtown Panama City, FL.
Summer Concert Series,
May- August
Lynn Haven, FL
Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival - Chipley

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