FREE Child Admission! With the Purchase of an Adult Ticket to the Carolina Renaissance Festival!

Can you believe I have been living in the Charlotte area over 17 years and have never been to the Renaissance Festival? Well, I am determined to go this year. ūüôā

Time travel to the Carolina Renaissance Festival where history comes alive with non-stop day-long entertainments, arts and crafts, games and rides, jousting knights on horseback, feasting and so much more! Each day inside the 25 acre Village of Fairhaven is filled with an abundance of attractions and entertainments for all ages. Enjoy your best day out in history 8 consecutive weekends, September 30th – November 19th. Details online at

My readers get to save with your visit! FREE Child Admission! – Go HERE to receive one FREE child admission for children age 5 – 12 with purchase of one full price adult ticket at Festival gate. Children under 5 are always free. Coupon is valid at the Festival ticket booth!

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It is almost time for back to school here, which unfortunately also means the beginning of cold and flu season, so I make sure I stock up on my vitamins. You can keep your immune system boosted with Ester-C Gummies! Just $1.49 each through 9/5.
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(Thanks, The Harris Teeter Deals)

My Brick Fest Live LEGO Review

Last year my family and I went to LEGO Kids Fest in Charlotte. My entire family loves LEGOs and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at Kids Fest. It was truly an¬†event for children of all ages.¬†¬†Therefore, I was excited about attending the LEGO Brick Fest this year with the family. However, I was disappointed in this event, to say the least. It seemed to be more vendors trying to sell things, than there were¬†things to do. We barely stayed for an hour. They also didn’t have nearly as many LEGO creations as they did the previous year. I did find a few things for us to do like the LEGO miniature golf, which was fun, and the glow in the dark LEGO room, but that was about it.

I give Brick Fest a 3/10. Hopefully next year will be a better experience.

Side note – A few weeks after I went to Brick Fest,¬†they sent me¬†complimentary tickets to Minefaire in my local area, which was a nice gesture. Unfortunately, I was unable to go, and everyone I asked either already had tickets or were unable to go themselves. ūüôĀ

Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets from U. S. Family Guide, but the thoughts are 100% mine. Р50% Off Kid’s Order or 45% off site wide

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If you are like me, you dread car buying for several reasons, it’s a hassle, it’s too stressful, it’s confusing,¬†you don’t know what you are doing, you don’t want to spend too much, you don’t want to deal with pushy car salesman, etc. With car buying it is important to do the right research.¬† is a great resource to learning about a potential purchase.

I’m originally from Philly and with the various forms of transportation the city has to offer, there really is no need for a car, therefore I didn’t have one, but when I got married and moved to New Jersey, a car was a necessity. I knew NOTHING about car buying but my¬†husband¬†knew a thing or two¬†about cars¬†so he helped me¬†with my¬†first car¬†purchase of a used 1995 Toyota Tercel. Can you believe we still have this car and it still runs?¬† We did make some mistakes with our car purchase so¬† would have come in handy for us, ¬†but fortunately this car didn’t turn out to be a lemon.

As I mentioned earlier, doing research on your car is important and it is also important not to stick with one dealer. I check different web sites to see who has the better deal on purchases I am making online so why not do the same thing with car buying? Visit other dealers and research similar cars you are interested in to get a base price on the vehicle you are thinking about buying.

It is also important to show the person selling the car that you are educated. Don’t feel overly confident in your car buying skills? Bring someone with you who is more educated with car buying. As I mentioned earlier, my husband had some knowledge of car buying when I bought my first car almost 20 years ago but he is extremely educated now so much so that when family members or friends are looking to purchase vehicles, they bring him along. All of the cars we have purchased since we have been married, he has been able to get very good deals on them as well.

Lastly, find the car that is right for you, not the car you want to buy to keep up with the Jones’, or that cool car you saw on TV you know you can’t afford. I’m talking about a car in your budget that you love and want to have for years to come.

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