help lick leukemia

lick leuk

Most of you know we lost a son to Leukemia, and I want to do everything I can to make sure no one else has to go through what we did. We try to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society whenever possible.

Sometimes this requires hard tasks like going shopping at the Gap with a 30% off coupon. (Jason has only run a marathon to raise money…..slacker!!)

Ladies, will you join me in this effort from July 30th to August 2nd? I know it is asking a lot from you to have to go to Gap, Banana Republic or Old Navy AND save money at the same time, but please join me in this wonderful cause.  😉

wfmw – dfw staycation



In my last WFMW I shared my ideas for turning our house into a Ho(me)tel. This week I want to share some of the fun (& discounted!) things to do in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

I’m just highlighting a few below, but you can use these sites to view many more events: Dallas Child, Fort Worth Child, GoCityKids, DFW Area Moms, Guide Live

Fossil Rim – discount Wednesdays – only 12.50 for 12 & up, $5 for kids

Hawaiian Falls Moms get in free on Mondays before 12

Farmer Duck Tour Thursdays from 10:00-11:30  My kids had a ball!! They got to do chores that a child from long ago would do: grind grain & feed the chickens, wash clothes by hand, milk a “cow”, plant & water the garden. After a covered wagon ride around the property, they took off their shoes & played in the creek. $5, free for parents

Ride the McKinney Trolley (free) to the Dallas Museum of Art (free on Wed in July or 1st Tues of every month) or the Dallas World Aquarium (fantastic!! worth the price)

Ringling Bros. Circus – most area libraries are giving away free tickets for their Summer Reading Program

Things to do in Fort Worth: Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth Botanical Garden, Kimball Art Museum, several Coupons

Things to do in Grapevine: Great Train Robbery, The Monty Python Madness Charity Festival, Open-Air Market, Friday Fireworks, Gaylord Texan Summerfest, Rainforest Cafe click on Maya for a $10 coupon good until July 31st

Some ways to find discounts:

  • check websites carefully for printable coupons. Sign up for their emails – lots of times they will send you a coupon for joining
  • request a visitors guide Dallas / Ft. Worth
  • ask your bank or credit union if they sell discounted tickets
  • buy an Entertainment Book. We used ours several times, and you can also print coupons from their website.  

Do you live in the DFW area? Please share your favorite things to do!

Run on over to We Are That Family for tons of great tips!

curriculum clean-out


Homeschool Creations is hosting a fun Curriculum Clean-Out blog carnival. You can give away items you don’t need, and win some new items-that-you-probably-don’t-need-either-but-are-fun-because-they-are-new! HA!!

The fun starts Monday, August 2nd, so stay tuned!