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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

FREE Small Premium Roast Coffee at McDonald's this week!


FREE PREMIUM ROAST McCAFÉ COFFEE ALL WEEK LONG

ATLANTA AREA McDONALD’S SAY THANK YOU TO CUSTOMERS WITH A FREE SMALL PREMIUM ROAST COFFEE

McDonald’s celebrates national coffee day all week LONG

Enjoy a FREE Small Premium Roast McCafé Coffee at Participating McDonald’s September 23-29

ATLANTA, GA. (Sept. 17, 2012) – Next week, participating McDonald’s restaurants in Atlanta will say “Thank You” to consumers and celebrate National Coffee Day by offering FREE small Premium Roast McCafé Coffee the week of Sept. 23-29.

“Serving hot, freshly brewed coffee is a universal way to show appreciation and we’re thrilled to share our Premium Roast McCafe Coffee with customers for free,” said John Tamasi, Atlanta area owner/operator. “No strings attached – just visit a participating McDonald’s and enjoy a FREE small coffee at one of our 277 restaurants in the Atlanta area.”

Coffee isn’t just for breakfast anymore, according to recent findings by the National Coffee Association. Daily coffee consumption soared by seven percentage points in 2011, moving coffee solidly ahead of soft drinks, according to the 2012 National Coffee Drinking Trends report.

Atlanta area consumers can pair their free Premium Roast McCafe Coffee with 2 for $3 Egg McMuffins or Fruit & Maple Oatmeal for $1.99.

A week of Free Premium small Coffee at McDonald’s is happening at participating restaurants across the Eastern United States – from Maine to Miami. Consumers can enjoy a free small Premium Roast Coffee, made with 100% Arabica Beans at any Atlanta area McDonald’s restaurant.
 
 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Giveaway & Review ~ Combat Source Kill Max Ant Bait & Ant Gel

Let's kill some ants!!
Remember my post about Diatomaceous Earth for pest control?  Well,  I still love the stuff, but with the amount of rain we've had the last few weeks,  I can't keep up with sprinkling it outside to keep the nasty little ants and spiders out of our home!  It has to be done often,  which I don't always have time to keep up with.  That means ants & spiders have enjoyed the break from DE.

Luckily,  I got a great box of Combat Source Kill Max products in the mail to review,  just in the nick of time to deal with another buggy problem area!  Katie's bathroom has been seeing a steady line of ants through her window. They climb straight up the side of our house (two stories) to get in there!  I've tried the diatomaceous earth in that window,  but they just kept coming in.  So we shot a big line of the new Combat Ant Gel along the seams of the window sill and guess what?  Almost instantly,  the ants were GONE!  I was extremely impressed by how well this worked! So easy, too.

The Combat Source Kill Max Gel is in a preferred food form for ants, so they will take it to their colony and feed the queen & larvae.  It works within hours and lasts up to one month.   This is the first specially formulated ant gel available!

The Combat Source Kill Max Ant Baits kill ants quickly, without messy residue and odors.  It destroys the queen and entire colony! These are also child resistant.   Ants enter the bait station,  carry the bait back to the nest, and pass it on to the colony.

These products work FAST and are very effective!

AND you can enter to win your very own Backyard Bash from Combat!  They will award one winner $1000 to hold their own party plus an assortment of Combat products to make sure ants won't be a problem at the party!   Just learn how to kill ants  by watching a quick video, then enter the contest!

So how do you enter to win your own box of Combat Ant Gel?  Check out the Rafflecopter widget below for a few easy ways to enter my own giveaway!  Contest ends on 9/14/12!

The 44th Annual Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain!

Hey y'all!! So excited to share the details of the Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain Park! We attended the festival often when I was growing up - I haven't been in about 12 years, so I'm really excited to be going tomorrow with my son and my husband.  : )  I'll have some great pics to share soon!! If you live in or near Atlanta - you MUST come - this festival has so much to offer!!!

Information below is from the SMP press release...

Dates & Times: Sept. 6 and Sept. 7, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sept. 8, 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 9, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Location: Special Events Meadow at Stone Mountain Park

Price: Free; Parking is $10 for one-day permit


Stone Mountain, Ga. - Celebrating its 44th year, Stone Mountain Park’s Yellow Daisy Festival features more than 450 artists and is consistently voted one of the nation’s top arts and crafts shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine’s annual “200 Best” survey. This year’s show will be held September 6-9 at Stone Mountain Park’s Special Events Meadow.

The Yellow Daisy Festival features more than 450 crafters and artists from across the U.S. The artists are selected from a pool of applicants by the Yellow Daisy jury to display their distinctive handmade work in categories including pottery, fabric, painting, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, photography, fine arts, and traditional arts and crafts.

The annual celebration attracts an estimated 200,000 shopping enthusiasts to the four-day event. The festival is a tradition for multi-generational shoppers searching for unique works of art.

“Each year it is amazing to see how many people have made it a tradition to come out to the festival,” said Janet Bell, Stone Mountain Park special events manager. “We see packs of grandmothers, mothers, daughters, neighbors and best friends coming together dressed in their yellow daisy outfits seeking that hot craft item of the year. They even get here before the festival officially opens at 10 a.m. to begin their shopping…and we don’t stop them!”

New for 2012 is the selection of two featured artists, rather than the traditional one artist. Featured artists have their work prominently displayed on all Yellow Daisy Festival marketing and promotional materials.

“Selecting two artists to feature is new for us. With so many quality crafters attending this year’s Yellow Daisy Festival, we wanted to better represent the various mediums of art,” Bell said. “The art selected features a beautiful textured painting of various women’s shoes called ‘Classy, Sassy, Comfortable, Fun’ and the other, a jewelry charm, called ‘A Charming Event’, features a woman sitting in a garden of yellow daisies and made of real flowers.”

Rosa McMurtray, creator of the “Classy, Sassy, Comfortable, Fun” art piece, originally from Zaragoza, Spain, creates beautifully textured paintings in her Decatur, Ga. studio and was selected as a featured artist in her first year attending the Yellow Daisy Festival.   "I was actually very emotional when I found out my work going to be featured for Yellow Daisy,” McMurtray said. “It is really an honor and I am flattered.”

Traveling from Madison, Miss. is the equally talented Mamie Herron. Herron, the creator of the “A Charming Event” charm is known for her creative and intricate charms, necklaces and bracelets and was selected as the other featured artist.

In addition to the unique arts and crafts, the festival offers festival food including the popular Happy Belly food truck. Soon to be featured in Travel Channel’s upcoming series “Mobile Meals,” Happy Belly serves up tasty dishes with locally grown organic ingredients. Other foods available include Sonny’s BBQ, Chick-fil-A, TJ’s Kettle Corn and more.

Throughout all four days of the Yellow Daisy Festival, there will be live entertainment on the festival’s main stage including Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins and NBC’s “The Voice” contestant Jordan Rager. Mullins, known for his 1998 hit single “Lullaby,” will perform Friday from 4:30 - 6 p.m. and Rager will perform Thursday from 4:40 - 6 p.m. Steel Magnolia, Country Music Television’s “Can You Duet?” winners will perform Saturday from 5:45 - 7 p.m. Singer-songwriters such as Dylan Altman, writer of Jake Owens’ “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” and others will perform Thursday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. The festival main stage will feature 15 other live performances from bands such as the Yacht Rock Review, REMakes and Peachtree Station.

New this year, T.Rumble and the Kidz will be rapping up a storm of kid friendly songs in the festival’s Children’s Corner. The Children’s corner will also provide crafts, entertainment and face painting.

The Men’s Den is a great venue for the gentlemen and sports fans coming to the event that don’t want to miss the big game. The Men’s Den is outfitted with recliners and big screen TVs showing fall football.

Shoppers can stop by the Humana tent, the festival’s presenting sponsor, for free giveaways and to enter for a chance to win a Stone Mountain Park annual pass package good for four Mountain Memberships. Additionally, guests can stop by the Ford Experience Tour and check out the latest Ford vehicles and technology. The attraction offers skill competitions, interactive vehicles and the opportunity to win prizes, including a new Ford vehicle of your choice up to $30,000. Guests can also visit the Texas on Tour exhibit which features an experiential virtual trip to the Lone Star state and a chance to win a free Texas vacation.

For more information on the Yellow Daisy Festival, please visit www.yellowdaisyfestival.info. Listed in Frommer’s 500 Places to Visit with Your Kids Before They Grow Up and cited by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as one of “35 Natural Wonders in Georgia You Must See Before You Die,” Stone Mountain Park is located 16 miles east of downtown Atlanta. To get to the park, take I-285 to Exit 39B, Hwy. 78 East. Stone Mountain Park is Exit No.8 on Hwy 78. More information regarding Stone Mountain Park attractions and hours of operation is available at 770-498-5690 or by visiting www.stonemountainpark.com.



Monday, September 3, 2012

Trying to get back to living....

Well, after losing my Nana,  the last month has been pure hell.  Can't even try to sugarcoat it.  Constant tears.   But my son started 3rd grade August 6, and it was a whirlwind month of busyness and getting back to our school year routine.  And it's time for me to get back to the business of blogging.  I  have SO much to share - two giveways right off the bat later this week, and info about the Yellow Daisy Festival coming up this weekend. And recipes - I've been cooking and baking a lot - it's a form of therapy for me.  Good stuff coming!  So please,  be on the lookout for new things!