Things to Do in Boise: Demeyer Park Review

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Recently, my son and I visited Demeyer Park in Boise located at 5100 N Tumbleweed Place. The park had a small duck pond with baby ducks. The park also had some older trees that looked perfect from climbing and provided some shade on the playground equipment. There were several slides and swings. There was quite a lot of things to do on the playground. My son enjoyed the swings, slides and tunnels. We were fairly impressed with the vast variety of things available to the park. The park also had a bike trail, volleyball court and a pavilion. My only concern was the limited amount of parking available.

Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, May 22, 2015

Today only you can download a coupon for 1 free Hersheys Caramel Milk Chocolate (1.1oz) (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliate Stores. Click here for more details.

Idaho Botantical Garden Review

Thursday, May 21, 2015

My son and I were able to visit the Idaho Botantical Garden recently. The Idaho Botanical Garden was different then how I expected it to be. I thought that it would be similar to the Botanical Garden in Austen. The gardens and plants seemed more spread out and I was surprised by the open field by the entrance.

My son's favorite area in the Idaho Botanical Garden was the Koi Pond in the Children's Adventure Garden. The Koi moved up to the surface and were fairly active in the water. He loved watching them swim.

My favorite gardens were the English Garden and the Fire Wise Garden. The Fire Wise Garden showed flowers and plants that were more fire resistant. There were many different varieties of plants and ground cover for this garden. The English Garden was very picturesque and reminded me of something from an English novel.

As we were walking around the garden, many other Idahoans were impressed by the gardens and what there was to see. When going to the Idaho Botanical Gardens and exploring, I suggest bringing:
  • Sunscreen
  • Water to Drink
  • Camera 
  • Wearing Sturdy Walking Shoes

To find out more information about the Idaho Botanical Garden including admission fees and hours, click here.

Snuggle Fresh Spring Flowers Fabric Sheets Review

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Snuggle Bear Den Community sent me the Snuggle Fresh Spring Flowers Fabric Sheets to
review. The fabric sheets smelled like flowers and left the fabric feeling soft. My clothes also didn't have any static after using the fabric sheets. The flower scent is perfect for spring and/or Mother's Day.

If you would like to try your own Snuggle Fresh Spring Flowers Fabric Sheets, you can find a .50 off coupon by clicking here.

To find out more about the Snuggle Bear Den community, click here.

Disclaimer: I received my sample from Snuggle Bear Den Commnuity for free for testing and review purposes in exchange of my opinion, which is reflected in this entry.

Aveeno Daily Mositurizing Sheer Hydration and Protect + Hydrate Lotions Review

Monday, May 18, 2015

I recently was able to try Aveeno Daily Mositurizing Sheer Hydration and Protect + Hydrate Lotions through Crowdtap.

The Aveeno Daily Mositurizing Sheer Hydration lotion absorbs in seconds and hydrates for up to 24
hours! It doesn't have a strong smell, which is nice. It helps your skin lock in moisture and to feel soft.

I was a little nervous to try the Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion. I used it on myself and my son. The last time my son used sunscreen it might have caused an allergic reaction and a rash. The doctors thought that his rash was either caused by the sunscreen that we used or a viral infection. Either way, I was nervous to use it. Luckily, the lotion didn't cause irritation for him or me. It wasn't strongly scented, which was nice and it felt light. I also liked that it had a moisturizing quality to it.

I love Aveeno products. Once you start using Aveeno, you can tell that their products are definitely of a higher quality than other brands. Their products don't cause irritation and work wonders.

Disclaimer: I received my sample from Crowdtap for free for testing and review purposes in exchange of my opinion, which is reflected in this entry.

Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, May 15, 2015

Today only you can download a coupon for 1 free Sour Punch Strawberry Straws Tray (4.5 oz) (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliate Stores. Click here for more details.

Free Ice Cream

Monday, May 11, 2015

Haagen-Dazs is providing a free ice cream cone to customers on May 12th from 4 pm to 8pm. To find out more information, check out their Facebook Page.

Share a Coke with a Soldier

Friday, May 8, 2015

Kroger is donating up to 100,000 cans of Coca-Cola to the troops if you go to the website, Honoring our Troops, go to the menu for Promotions, and click on the link Share a Coke. This is a simple way to do an act of service and to show our troops you care.

Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, May 8, 2015

Today only you can download a coupon for a 1 free Müller Yogurt (5.3 oz.) (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliate Stores. Click here for more details.

Shabby Apple Dresses

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Finding a modest and fashionable dress can be frustrating and overwhelming. Shabby Apple offers modest and trendy dresses for women. Here are some great picks for Spring:


Outback Dress Outback Dress
Shop for gorgeous denim fit and flare dresses online at Shabby Apple. Find vintage and retro style modest clothing for women in all colors, sizes, fabrics and styles!



Bloom Skirt Light Blue Bloom Skirt Light Blue
Shop for cute pastel blue midi length tulle skirts online at Shabby Apple. Find retro & vintage inspired modest clothing & accessories for women in a variety of styles, colors, & fabrics at www.shabbyapple.com!





Greenwich Dress Greenwich Dress
Shop for fit and flare dresses with shapely seams and silver online at Shabby Apple! Find vintage & retro inspired modest clothing & cute accessories for women in a variety of sizes, fabrics, shapes & styles at www.shabbyapple.com.



Bleecker Dress Yellow Bleecker Dress Yellow
Shop for sophisticated taffeta holiday dresses with playful pockets online at Shabby Apple! Find vintage & retro inspired modest clothing & cute accessories for women in a variety of sizes, fabrics, shapes & styles at www.shabbyapple.com.



Country Wrap Top Blue Country Wrap Top Blue
Shop for beautiful tops with sash&half sleeves online at Shabby Apple! Find vintage & retro inspired modest clothing & cute accessories for women in a variety of sizes, fabrics, shapes & styles at www.shabbyapple.com.



Sweet Tea Top Blue Sweet Tea Top Blue
Shop for sophisticated blouses with short sleeves for women in simple colors and patterns perfect for mixing and matching online at Shabby Apple. Find vintage inspired clothing and cute accessories for women in a variety of sizes, fabrics & styles at www.shabbyapple.com



Candy Striper Top Blue Candy Striper Top Blue
Shop for beautiful tops with contrasting sleeves and bow at shoulder online at Shabby Apple! Find vintage & retro inspired modest clothing & cute accessories for women in a variety of sizes, fabrics, shapes & styles at www.shabbyapple.com.



Dorothy Skirt Blue Dorothy Skirt Blue
Shop for cute polka dot skirts with tulle underlay perfect for special occasions online at Shabby Apple. Find vintage inspired clothing and cute accessories for women in a variety of sizes, fabrics & styles at www.shabbyapple.com



Elizabeth Islands Dress Blue Elizabeth Islands Dress Blue
Shop for beautiful floor length maxi wrap dresses with short sleeves in comfortable and casual jersey knit fabrics online at Shabby Apple. Find vintage and retro style modest clothing for women in all colors, sizes, fabrics and styles!



Southern Belle Maxi Skirt Green Southern Belle Maxi Skirt Green
Shop for beautiful floor length maxi skirts perfect for fall online at Shabby Apple! Find vintage & retro style, modest clothing & cute accessories for women in a variety of styles & colors at www.shabbyapple.com.



Birds of a Feather Skirt Pink PP Birds of a Feather Skirt Pink PP
Shop for cute skirts with bird printed patterns perfect for all occasions online at Shabby Apple. Find vintage inspired clothing and cute accessories for women in a variety of sizes, fabrics & styles at www.shabbyapple.com



Southern Charm Dress Pink Southern Charm Dress Pink
Shop for cute fit and flare dresses with short sleeve in a variety of winter hues online at Shabby Apple! Find vintage & retro inspired modest clothing & cute accessories for women in a variety of sizes, fabrics, shapes & styles at www.shabbyapple.com.


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Free Biscuit Taco

Monday, May 4, 2015

Tomorrow, May 5, 2015, Taco Bell is offering a FREE sausage or bacon biscuit taco (until supplies last) from 7 - 11 am. To find out more information, click here.

Things to Do in Boise in May

Friday, May 1, 2015

Here are some events in and around Boise for the month of May:

Boise Co-op Event
May 1, 2015 - Boise Co-op - 4:30 to 7:30 pm
Free live music, tastings and discounted memberships. Tambalka performs.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration at the Art Zone 208
May 1, 2015 - 3313 N. Cole Rd Boise, ID - 6 to 9 pm
Art, Food and Music, FREE


Family Pet Expo, Kids Fun Fest, Experience Idaho
May 2, 2015 - 5610 N. Glenwood St. Garden City, ID
Bouncy houses, Exhibits, Pet Information, Rock Climbing Wall, Petting Zoo, Face Petting, Dance Demos, Admission $5 for 6+, 6 and under free


Serenata Orchestra's KY Derby Pops
May 2, 2015 - 701 E Boise Ave Boise, ID - 2 pm
Enjoy music and wear your favorite Derby outfit. FREE

National Day of Prayer State Rally
May 7, 2015 - Idaho State Capitol 700 W Jefferson St. Boise, ID - 12 to 1 pm
Listen to the State Prayer Proclamation being read and circle the capitol in prayer. FREE

National Public Gardens Day
May 8, 2015 - Idaho Botanical Garden 2355 Old Pententiary Rd, Boise, ID - 9 am to 8 pm
FREE admission to the Botanical Garden

Race for the Cure
May 9, 2015 - 5K and walk, 250 E Park Ctr. Blvd Boise, ID

Kara Richardson Whitely: My Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds
May 11, 2015 - Boise Main Library - 7 pm
Whitely hiked Kilimanjaro three times while weighing 300 pounds. She will share her story and encourage others to move their own mountains.

Boise Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet and Guest Vocalists
May 16, 2015 - St. Michael's Cathedral 518 N 8th St. Boise, ID - 11 am
Admission: $15 for Adults, $10 for 12 and under

Bike Rodeo
May 16, 2015 - Library! at Cole and Ustick - 2 to 3 pm
Come to the Library to learn proper cycling techniques and go through 8 obstacles from two uniformed Boise police officers.

Easy Stargazing
May 20, 2015 - Boise Library at Hillcrest Branch - 7 pm
Learn how to look for star clusters, satellites and meteors.

Black Light Bubble Run
May 23, 2015 - 5k Run

Famous Idaho Potato Marathon 
May, 30, 2015 (varies)

50th Commeration of the Vietnam War
May 30, 2015 - 201 Municipal Dr. Nampa, ID 83687 - 9:30 am to 1 pm
The Warhawk Museum and the Department of Defense created a special event on the Vietnam War. There will be six symposiums to honor veterans and teach visitors about war.

Lions Annual Doxie Stroll n' Show
May 30, 2015 - Winstead Park, 6150 W. Northview St. - Event at 10 am

May Giveaways to Enter (some low entry)

Friday, May 1, 2015

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Here are some low to moderate entry giveaways that I've found on other blogs. I have been entering giveaways for over a year now and have won various things. I do my own searches for them and then post them on my blog for others. I will continually post additional giveaways in May on this post so check back often. Low entry to moderate giveaways are easy to enter. If you win a giveaway that I've posted please let me know either by contacting me via the contact page or leaving a comment. So far this year, there have been 12 wins from my postings.

2 Dozen Roses (ends May 3, 2015)
Beautiful Butterfly Bouquet from Teleflora (ends May 3, 2015) 
Little Tikes Coupe (ends May 4, 2015)
Hamilton Beach Single Serve Blender (ends May 4, 2015)
Hallmark Mother's Day Cards (ends May 4, 2015)
Dreamfields Prize Pack (ends May 4, 2015)
Dial Coupon (ends May 4, 2015)
Del Real Mexican Food (ends May 4, 2015)
$50 Mikarose Gift Card (ends May 5, 2015)
Del Real Party Pack (ends May 5, 2015)
Simply 7 Snacks (ends May 6, 2015)
$100 Target Gift Card and Green Works Cleaners (ends May 7, 2015)
$40 Pay Pal Credit (ends May 7, 2015)
Coupon Giveaway (ends May 7, 2015)
Freshly Picked Moccasins (ends May 7, 2015)
Plum Organics Prize Pack (ends May 7, 2015) 
$10 Paypal Cash (ends May 8, 2015)
Freshly Picked Moccasins (ends May 8, 2015)
Dial Coupons (ends May 8, 2015)
Vespiral Paleo Zucchini Noodle Maker (ends May 8, 2015)
Sensible Portions Puff Snacks (ends May 9, 2015)
Forest Feast Cookbook, Vegetarian Flavor Bible, Sabra Prize Package (ends May 9, 2015)
$50 TJ Maxx Gift Card (ends May 9, 2015)
Villa Gabriella Olive Oil and Balsmic Gift Set (ends May 9, 2015)
$10 Visa Gift Card (ends May 10, 2015)
Spring Target Beauty Box (ends May 10, 2015)
$100 Gift Card to Erin Condren.com (ends May 10, 2015)
Del Real Party in a Box (ends May 11, 2015)
$50 Dollar General Gift Card (ends May 11, 2015)
Dial Coupons (ends May 11, 2015)
Sensible Portion Puffs (ends May 11, 2015)
Ball Jars and Guide (ends May 11, 2015)
Smooth Operator Peanut Butter (ends May 12, 2015)
$25 Red Robin Gift Card (ends May 12, 2015)
Del Real Party in a Box (ends May 12, 2015)
$250 Gift Card CarveDesigns.com (ends May 12, 2015) 
Del Real Party in a Box (ends May 12, 2015)
Del Real Party Pack (ends May 13, 2015)
Pediped Shoes (ends May 13, 2015)
Walker's Shortbread Rounds (ends May 13, 2015) 
$100 Gift Card to Rickshaw Design (ends May 13, 2015)
$50 Nordstrom Gift Card (ends May 14, 2015)
$50 Shoe Carnival Gift Card (ends May 14, 2015)
Stonyfield Yogurt and Tommee Tippee Prize Pack (ends May 14, 2015)
$25 Credit to Shop Mode-sty (ends May 14, 2015)
Stonyfield Yogurt and Tommee Tippee Prize Pack (ends May 14, 2015)
Freshly Picked Moccasins (ends May 15, 2015)
$100 UPS Store Gift Card (ends May 15, 2015)
$50 Zara Gift Card (ends May 15, 2015)
$15 Pay Pal Cash (ends May 15, 2015)
Shabby Apple Wooster Skirt in Mint (ends May 15, 2015)
Jack and Lily Baby Shoes (ends May 16, 2015)
Gorton's Prize Pack (ends May 17, 2015) 
Welch's Fruit n' Yogurt Snacks (ends May 18, 2015) 
Baby Spring Float (ends May 18, 2015) 
$50 TJ Maxx Gift Card (ends May 20, 2015)
Beech Nut Product Coupon (ends May 20, 2015)
Stubb's Barbecue Coupons (ends May 20, 2015)
Baby Name Book (ends May 20, 2015)
$50 Mikarose Gift Card (ends May 20, 2015)
Red Pack Tomatoes Gift Pack (ends May 20, 2015) 
Dr. Brown Products (ends May 21, 2015) 
Beech Nut Product (ends May 21, 2015)
Beech Nut Product Coupon (ends May 21, 2015)
Yogurt Culture Cookbook and Stonyfield Coupons (ends May 21, 2015)
Daddy Loves You So Much Book (ends May 22, 2015)
Beech Nut Product Coupon (ends May 22, 2015)
Beech Nut Product Coupon (ends May 22, 2015)
The Best Baby Food Book (ends May 23, 2015)
$50 Gift Card for MyChicagoSteaks.com (ends May 23, 2015) 
Tommy Tippee and Stonyfield Prize Pack (ends May 27, 2015)
$25 Michael's Gift Card, $100 Spa Finder and Pampers Wipes/Swaddlers (ends May 31, 2015)

Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, May 1, 2015

Today only you can download a coupon for a free Juicy Drop Pop, Taffy or Gummy Candies (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliate Stores. Click here for more details.
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