Friday, May 28, 2010

Free Jockey panties at Macy's

Head on over to Macy's between 5/31 and 6/6, and grab a free pair of Jockey panties.  Click Here to print out your coupon.. Thanks Shelleys Swag for posting this awesome freebie

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Our 15th Anniversary

In a few short weeks Mr. Amazing and I will be celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary.  Years ago said that on milestone anniversaries we would take a nice vacation.  We started on our 10th annivesary by going to an all inclusive kid free vacation to Mexico.  It was absolutely wonderful.  We really had such a relaxing and nice time with each other.  Although I did worry about our kids who were only 6 and 3.  Thank god for internet because I emailed home everyday.  From that very vacation we said we would do that every 5 years . I would love to go to Hawaii but I only want to go if we do it right......2 weeks and not having to worry about being cheap! 

This year we cancelled our vacation plans to have a nice party for Little Lucy's communion being that I am unemployed and doing both was not in the budget.  Who knew that 15 years later we would still be struggling financially.  We still have our health and dire love for each other and that is all that matters.  I wouldn't trade that for all the tea in China.   Instead of a lavish kid free vacation we are going to spend a night at the Great Wolf Lodge with our kids (it was a gift from the grandparents at Christmas time)

Although our vacation plans are scrapped, I still would like to get something special for Mr. Amazing but WHAT?   From what I have read it seems that crystal is the traditional thing to give for the 15th.   But what can you buy for a man that is crystal that is not so feminine?  Any ideas??  Mr. Amazing has no sentimental attachments to anything nor does he like to collect anything.  He is by far the hardest person on earth to shop for and he never ever wants anything.  If you have an idea or would like to comment please feel free

Monday, May 24, 2010

Free family movies this summer at Regal Cinemas

Once again Regal Cinemas is having their family film fest all summer long.  Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 am you can go to the theatre to watch a G or PG rated movie for FREE!!  Find a location near you  HERE  and the list of movies to enjoy with your family and friends all summer long.  Movies are subject to availability and first come firs serve. 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cirque Du Soleil OVO review

 This past week I was offered the opportunity to see Cirque du Soleil's newest show, OVO with my family. OVO which means egg in Portuguese is described as a wild, colorful world, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. A mysterious egg appears in their midst brought by a "foreigner," the insects which include scarabs, fleas, ants, butterflies, spiders and crickets become awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives.  OVO, the Cirque du Soleil's 25th production in 25 years, sets an insect-themed show to the rhythm of Brazilian sounds, combining traces of samba, forr√≥, carimb√≥, Rio funk, and samba-reggae.

If you have seen any of the Cirque du Soleil shows, you know that they are wildly acrobatic, colorful and just plain amazing to watch and OVO is no different. The cast is comprised of 54 performing artists from 16 different countries and every scene is one "ooh" and "ahh" after another.

My family and I had to drive about an hour to get to the show which was located on Randall's Island, NYC and travel through 1 tunnel and 3 bridges (which turned out to be $28 worth of tolls).  The parking lot was not too far of a walk from where the tents were located and it cost $20 for parking.  The show was to start at 8pm and we were allowed to start getting into the tent about 7:15.  There were plenty of extremely clean port o john restrooms (they had actual toilets that flushed instead of a big black hole) with sinks to wash hands. 

We were brought to our seats by an usher and I was ecstatic to find out that we were 6 rows away from the stage.  Although the tent probably held more than 1000 people, I think any seat would have been perfect to see every aspect of the show being that the stage was a circle.

As the show began the room got completely dark and these people come walking out into the audience in beekeeper outfits.  At first I thought oh no my daughter is going to be so scared, but the darkness was only for a minute and then the big egg disappeared and the stage became so colorful with the insects.  During the first 10 minutes of the show I was a little nervous that my husband wasn't going to like it because the bugs starting dancing around and making these weird noises.  In fact, the only person who talks or somewhat talks is the insect stranger. Then the acrobatics and contortionism started and we were all captivated!  The look on my kids faces was priceless. There is nothing better than seeing a child's face with excitement.

The uniqueness of the insect theme and the thought and creativity put into it were absolutely amazing. The costumes and makeup were incredible.  Each insect's costume was so bright and colorful.  I loved the grasshoppers. Even the orchestra had bug costumes on.  The staging was spectacular. The show ranged from slapstick comedy to an adorable love story between a lady bug and the insect stranger. One of the main bugs (I called him grandpa bug because he kind of looked like Grampa from the Munsters with green hair) was always fighting with the strange insect until the end he helped the stranger get the girl. The amazing acrobatic feats of each of the performers was just incredible. The way some of the contortionists bend and flex their bodies in half was jaw dropping. 

The choreography and the music combined were just captivating and engaging.  It put me in a good mood and made me want to get up and dance.  I resisted buying the CD because we had spent enough on gas, tolls, & snacks.  Immediately the next morning my son downloaded the free MP3 from the Cirque De Soleil website by joining their newsletter.  He has been playing it everyday afterschool!  Not to mention he also has been reading every fact he can find about how much it costs to produce the show and how they make the tents and costumes.

This was a great family night out and would love to see it again.  I really can't say what was my favorite part because I loved every aspect of the show.  Now my kids are on a mission to see every Cirque Du Soleil show  they can! If you have a chance to see it in New York or the rest of country, it is so worth it. The show is playing through June 6 in New York City.  It is also coming soon to Hartford, Boston, Washington, and Atlanta.

And finally, for those who like to be pampered there is the VIP Tapis Rouge package which includes the best seats in the house and access to the VIP suite one hour before the show and during the intermission which includes food and drinks.  I can't tell you the types of food or drinks they had as we did not have access to that suite. For more details on what is included in the VIP package, visit

Ticket Information and schedule: and Family Four Pack Offer.

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The Communion party was a success

It has been a hectic week to say the least.  We had a scare with Mr. Amazing.  To make a long story short he was experiencing symptoms of a virus or food poisoning and landed himself in the hospital 2 days before the communion.  He was in severe pain that made him drop to his knees and we had to call an ambulance.  It was very hard to keep my composure when I had 3 little ones here to babysit and family staying with us from Florida. The hospital kept Mr. Amazing overnight for observation and IV fluid.  He told them he wasn't staying longer than that. Turns out it was Pancreatitus.   He is feeling much better now.

Communion day started out with rain but cleared up by afternoon.  She was a little nervous in church but she remembered all her prayers and songs.  It rained in the morning but by the time we had to go to the church it was sunny and windy.  Later that evening we had her party and everyone had a blast.  I received so many calls and emails telling how much fun everyone had.  She was the queen of the night and a fun time was had by all.  I wish it never ended.  I love planning parties. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Free panties AGAIN at Lane Bryant

 WOO HOO!!!  Who doesn't like free?  Head on over to Lane Bryant to get a free pair of panties in black or white while supplies last.  NO COUPON is needed.  This offer is good through May 19th.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Free Cami at Lane Bryant

 OK....Who doesn't like free clothes?????   Head on over to Lane Bryant fill out a form and print your coupon for a free Cami.  If you can't use it then give it to a friend or relative.   Hurry  offer expires 5/10

Monday, May 3, 2010

5 day countdown to the Diva's communion

What a busy week I have coming up  Between babysitting, taxing my kids to religion, boyscouts, girlscouts, and karate.... my in-laws and my mom are flying in from Florida to stay with us.   Little Lucy will be making her First Holy Communion this Saturday and we are having a party that night.  I feel like it's our last hoorah here in New York being Mr. Amazing will be retiring from his civil service job in 2 years and we plan on moving to Florida.

This communion party has been like planning a Sweet 16 or wedding!  (Love every minute of it)  Mr. Amazing thinks I am ridiculous because last night I was trying to figure out what song to play during Little Lucy's grand entrance and I want to make labels for the jars on the candy table.  I would love to make my candy table look like Amy Atlas tables.  He was like "Do we really need to have a grand entrance?"  It wasn't my was the Maitre D at the hall.  So I chose I Gotta Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas..the DJ will cut the song off after she enters the room and we will go right into Cha Cha Slide.  I just love planning parties and I specially love dancing.  Can't wait until Saturday night.

These are the additional things I need to do in addition to my regular to do list:
  1. Shampoo rugs (mom is allergic to dog dander)
  2. give dog a bath
  3. make candy bar wrappers for communion
  4. get dress and veil steamed
  5. make seating arrangements for party
  6. Order cake and balloons
  7. Shop for Mothers day gifts
  8. make lollipop tree for candy buffett table

50 days of Disney music FREE!!

Disney is thanking all their fans by giving away an MP3 download a day for 50 days!!  All you have to do is become their fan on Facebook or on  Twitter and download the song.  Today's song is Squirrel in my Pants from Phineas and Ferb.  This is one freebie I will be taking advantage of.  The kiddies I babysit love music when we are driving in the car.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular buy 2 get 2 offer expires May15th

I know I know  how can I be thinking about Christmas already..  I just love the magic and wonder of Christmas.  I especially love going to see the Radio CIty Rockettes.  The show is amazing.  Check out this awesome deal at  Radio City for buy 2 tickets get 2 tickets free.  Offer will be ending May 15th.