Shopkins-Themed Painting Party- Ravena

Have a child who loves Shopkins? The Roaming Paintress is having a Shopkins Paint and Swap Party at their Ravena studio on October 1st! Seats are limited and will probably sell out quickly.


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Car Seat Safety Check- TODAY


There is a free child safety seat check today, September 24, 2016, at Crossgates Mall in Albany. The event will be held 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Crossgates Mall overflow lot on the Western Ave. side. Sponsored by: Albany County DPW Traffic Safety Education Program (Albany County Traffic Safety Board), Capital Region Safe Kids (Albany)

Find more child safety seat checks around New York State HERE.

Did you know that the vast majority of car seats aren’t installed correctly? Stop by to have a certified technician install and check your infant and child car seats.
Babies R Us

Want to know what to do with an unneeded or expired car seat? Babies R Us us having their “Great Trade-In Car Seat Event” now through October 2nd. Trade in your old car seat for a coupon for a new one!

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40% off Halloween Costumes at Target- Today Only!

Target is offering a Cartwheel coupon code for 40% off all Halloween costumes and select Halloween candy through tonight (9/22).

The coupon code works in stores with the Cartwheel app and online (the 40% off was applied automatically to my online order).  Great deal!



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The Fall Pass It on Sale is Coming Up– Win Pre-Sale Passes!

Pass it on

School has started, the weather is changing and kids need clothes! Perfect timing for the next Pass it On children’s consignment sale! The fall/winter sale is coming up on the weekend of October 1st.

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This is a fantastic place to get REALLY great deals on baby gear, kids clothes, sporting goods, toys, games…..the list goes on!

The sale will be taking place at the Halfmoon Sportsplex on September 30th (wristband required) and October 1 and 2 for the general public. View times and details HERE.

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Shop over 60,000 sq.ft. FILLED with over 75,000 items from 650+ consignors! TONS of great deals and Sunday (10/2) is half price for most items!!


Want to find the best deals by shopping before the public?? I am giving away 5 pre-sale passes for lucky readers to enter the sale early on September 30th. Each pass entitles the winner and one guest admission at 5 PM Friday. Keep reading to enter……



To enter: Leave a comment on this post on who you would shop for. Comment by September 20th. winners will be randomly selected after 9 PM and notified via email. Good luck!


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Knox Fall Festival Today 

This afternoon will be beautiful and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY is hosting a fall festival in Knox. Lots of fun activities, vendors and raffles to help raise money for the Food Bank. 

Located in the town park at 2192 Berne-Altamont Rd  12107 from 10-6 today. 

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Up to 50% off on Groupon Deals – And a New Favorite Place!

There is a Groupon code valid through Monday (9/12) for up to 50% off deals on their site. Use the code FOOTBALL at checkout to see how much up you can get.

Our new FAVORITE frozen yogurt place (Ayelada in Latham) has a Groupon deal available and I was super excited to see it on there! (The code FOOTBALL took 16% off the total)


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$5 Bears at Build a Bear Today!

Here’s the best deal you’ll find at Build-A-Bear Workshop! Select bears are only $5 today!! The store is crowded but the kids are loving it!

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$5 off $50 Hannaford Coupon

On page A13 of today’s Times Union, find a $5 off $50 Hannaford coupon (also accepted at most Price Chopper stores). 

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2016 Moms Meet WOW Summit- Details and a Discount!

Moms Meet 2016

You may remember when I wrote about attending the first Moms Meet WOW Summit in 2014. That was held in sunny Orlando and was a great conference with speakers covering all sorts of topics from raising healthy kids and avoiding toxins in our environment to  how to cook quick, healthy meals during the week!

The exhibit hall was one of my favorites with samples and giveaways from various health-focused/natural product companies such as Maty’s Healthy Products, Smartflour, Zevia, Kidfresh and more.

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The event is sponsored by Moms Meet and targeted towards moms but I think it’s a great event for anyone who cares about (or wants to learn about) how to live a heathy, safe lifestyle! The conference brings healthy-minded moms and bloggers (if you’re a blogger- or want to be- Friday is all about blogging!) together to attend expert-led seminars and workshops, sample amazing products, build lifelong connections and have fun!

Moms MeetThis year, the event will be held in the Washington, D.C. area at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor in Maryland on October 7-8 (Columbus Day weekend).


I am going (it’s not too far a drive from the Capital Region – and a QUICK flight, if you prefer) and I’d love to have you meet me there!

Here are 3 great reasons why you should attend:

  1. The speakers and their presentations!

I was so impressed by the level of speakers they had at the first event! The executive director of EWG, the creator of the Six O’Clock Scramble, the “Erin Brockovich of Food” (Robyn O’Brien) and Tracy Paige Johnson (creator of Blue’s Clues)- to name a few. They presented amazing information and gave top notch advice. Their stories, research and advocacy were tear-provoking, eye-opening and inspiring! (You will never look at a strawberry the same way again.)

This year is sure not to disappoint with Dr. Drew Ramsey (author of “The Happiness Diet”), Lenore Skenazy (author of Free-Range Kids and Mad Magazine contributor) and many more great speakers!

2. Grown up time fun!

The event organizers know that we need to get out sometimes so enjoy a free comedy night (and a free drink) with comedienne  Dena Blizzard!

Dena Blizzard- One Funny Mother

And did I mention this event is taking place at a resort? With a spa? With a really awesome rate of $169/night?

This place:

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This is the INSIDE of the place:

Gaylord resort

3. Tons of fun, free stuff!

Okay, I admit it, one of the things I love about conferences like these are the take-home goodies. And at this one you get A LOT. Not only do they hand out freebies in the exhibit hall (many of them full-sized products), but they give away products in some of the workshops AND every attendee leaves with a goodie bag filled with over $100 worth of products to try and coupons for free items.

And this is not junk we’re talking about this. The goodie bag comes packed with new, healthy foods to sample (granola bars, cereal, crackers), vitamins, organic teas, kids items and plenty more!

My favorite item was this adorable juice/water sippy cup that my kids love! (retails for $11.95).

4. And here’s a bonus reason to attend- visiting the D.C. area as a long weekend trip!

Right nearby the resort is a giant ferris wheel! With D.C. only 8 miles from the resort, there is plenty to do and see while you’re there and it’s being held on Columbus Day weekend so you may even have an extra day to spend there!

Need more reasons? Click HERE to see a quick video of last year’s event.


Rates are fairly affordable for the event but I have 2 great ways for you to save more:

  1. Moms Meet is having a flash sale through Labor Day! Buy your event passes for 60% off through 9/5/16 with the code LABORDAY.
  2. After 9/5/16, use my discount code of CRF15 at checkout for 15% off!

Check out the agenda and rates, learn more about the event and buy passes HERE.

I hope to see you there!! (Let me know if you’re coming!)


This year’s title sponsors (which means you can expect some freebies from them, too!) are:

Moms meet sponsors


See full list of sponsors here.


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Coupons in Today’s Times Union 

In today’s newspaper, find three coupon inserts, ShopRite Super Coupons and a Target coupon for 10% off today!

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