Free Star Wars Event at Target Stores Saturday 12/7

Target stores are holding a free Star Wars event this Saturday, December 7th to celebrate the release of the latest Star Wars movie. The event will run from 10 AM to 1 PM demos of new toys, giveaways and extra deals. Click here to find participating locations.

50% off Misfits Market for Cyber Monday (Deal Available Through Friday)

My favorite online deal is back! Misfits Market (the company that delivers organic fruit and veggies to your home) is offering 50% off your first box if you sign up this week!

Their prices are already discounted because they “rescue” produce that would otherwise go unsold (because of over production, order cancellations, blemishes, etc.).

Here is what was in my latest box (I added on the organic cranberries for $4.38 for 2 bags, the rest was included in my “misfits” size box…..that’s a giant head of escarole hiding under the celery):

Misfits Market has slowly been expanding its reach and now serves Florida in addition to all East Coast states (those living in other states can join their waitlist).

I love that the produce is organic, that it prevents it from going in a landfill and that it shows up at my door on the date I choose! And select areas (Albany is one) are allowed to customize their boxes each time (so, yes, I selected all the items in the box pictured above)! Check out Instagram for a few more photos of boxes I received.

Here’s the Cyber Monday deal (valid through Friday, December 6th!): Order your first box this week using this link and get it for 50% off! That makes it just $11 a box + shipping (Albany shipping rate is $4.50)! (Note: If you use this link, I will also get 50% off a box) It’s a great deal- much cheaper than what you would spend at the grocery store.

Tip: For my family of 4, I still order the smaller “misfits” sized box and it is just enough. I usually get a handful of fruit plus enough vegetables that I am ready for a new box every two weeks.


Amazon: 5 Fun Gifts for Kids

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With Cyber Monday sales about to start, Amazon will have tons of deals available. Here are my gift list of 5 fun gifts for kids on Amazon:

1- Claw Machine– I spent a lot of time reading reviews on these mini claw machine games before selecting one for my daughter for her birthday. I made the right choice with this model and this gift has been a HUGE hit in our house and with friends! And it is the gift that keeps on giving- refill it all year long for continued fun and give out the tokens as rewards to your kids! Maybe Santa will even fill our machine back up for Christmas…..

2- Glitter Tattoo Kits– I have purchased these both at Micheals and on Amazon and they have been another fun gift. Kids find them easy to use and the “tattoos” come out looking professional! Great for ages 6 and up.

3- Sleeping Queens– Card games are great gifts and though this one has lots of rules for this game, it didn’t take us long to figure it out. Even my daughter at age 5 could do it. It is a fun, unique game that the kids love playing – plus, it requires some basic math to play! You can usually find it on Amazon for just under $10.

4- Crayola Art Easel– My daughter received this when she was a toddler and eight years later she still plays with it! My kids use it almost daily to draw pictures, practice spelling words and, lately, leave notes for our elf! One side is a chalkboard and the other a white board. Unlike ours, this one is also magnetic!


5– Latch Hook Kits- I bought this for my daughter when she turned ten not because she requested it but because I loved them when I was a kid. Happily, she was “hooked” as soon as she learned how to do it. 😉 Amazon has a bunch of kits for kids and most are $15 or less. Even my younger daughter was able to do it after a little practice.

Ticket Giveaway- Elf on the Shelf the Musical!

The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical is next Friday in Albany! For one show only, the musical will be live on December 6th at 7 PM at the Palace Theater!

About the Show

The beloved tradition that continues to capture the hearts of children and their families everywhere comes to the live stage for the first time ever in this all-new musical and premiere stage production.

When the top Scout Elf of his graduating class is sent to a disconnected, multi-generational family struggle to rediscover Christmas spirit, he’s got to find a way off the shelf and into their hearts. This toe-tapping, heartwarming story of one small elf’s big impact on his adoptive family includes an exclusive invitation to Santa’s North Pole and engages audiences with a glimpse into the magical lives of Scout Elves.

Featuring an original story and score, dazzling sets and costumes, and wondrous moments that make even the most cynical believe, this momentous celebration of the season leaves spirits high and captivates all with the splendor of Christmas.


Tickets can still be purchased tickets here but they also have some great seats available right now on Groupon for $35!


Want to win 2 tickets to see the show for free? I am giving away 2 tickets to one lucky reader! Enter to win by commenting below with “pick me!” by 12/1. Winner will be notified by email so pleas include your full name and email address when entering your comment. Good luck!

Target and Hannaford Coupons in Today’s Paper

Today’s Target ad in newspapers is full of coupons. Find coupons for:

$10 off an apparel, shoes or accessories purchase of $40 or more


$20 off a $75 purchase of apparel, shoes or accessories

$20 gift card when you spend $100 in the baby department 

And $10 off a $50 grocery purchase (valid today only)

All these Target coupons can also be found in the Target app.

Also in the Times Union’s paper today on page 27, find a Hannaford coupon for $8 off an $80 purchase:


Free Frozen 2 LEGO Event at Barnes and Noble Stores Saturday!

Barnes and Noble stores are celebrating the release of Frozen 2 on Saturday, November 23rd at 2 PM with a FREE build your own LEGO event! Kids can build their own castle to take home.

Find your store HERE and signup today. This event is for kids ages 8-12. Signup required. Limited quantities available.

Sesame Street Event at NYS Museum 11/29 and 11/30


The NYS Museum and WMHT are hosting a free Sesame Street themed event at the museum on Friday, November 29th and Saturday, November 30th from 1-4 PM to celebrate Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary!

Visit the Sesame Street exhibit to see the famous set, create your own character mask and so much more! Find more information here.

Pre-Sale Tickets for Disney’s Dance Upon a Dream – Available Today Only!

The Palace Theater just announced Disney’s Dance Upon A Dream coming to Albany on March 31, 2020 for only show only at 7:00 PM! Come and celebrate the dazzling world of Disney with dancer, social media and television sensation, Mackenzie Ziegler, along with the insanely talented Disney Dance Company, as they take an electrifying journey to find their own beat in our fast-moving world.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday but you can get pre-sale tickets now before the public (for the best seats!) TODAY ONLY (11/19) from 10 AM to 10 PM by clicking HERE and using the password FIND. Check out the seats available now and buy today to get the best ones in the house!

Welcome to Disney Dance Upon a Dream!

Featuring a soundtrack of Disney’s greatest hits remixed and reimagined, Disney and dance fans of all ages will delight in the breathtaking performances of our present-day Disney heroine and the incredible Disney Dance Company. Step into the magical world of Disney as Mackenzie shares a story on stage that audiences have never experienced before. Including video and music with a twist from our most beloved Disney films, including Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Moana, and Cinderella, this show is not to be missed!

About Mackenzie Ziegler —

At just 15 years old, Mackenzie Ziegler has become one of the most influential rising stars of Generation Z. She has made a splash in the entertainment industry garnering a massive social media presence of over 30 million followers across several platforms, and her music videos have collectively received over 200 million views. In August 2019, she was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the category of “Choice Fashion/Beauty Web Star,” and the previous year she won a Teen Choice Award for “Choice Muser.”

As a singer, songwriter and recording artist, Mackenzie released her latest single “HOT” in July 2019. The single was her first release with Arista Records and showcased her growth as a rising artist. The new single came shortly after the launch of PRETTYMUCH’S Summer North American FOMO Tour, where she opened for the boy band throughout shows across the country.

In November 2018, Mackenzie released her album Phases, which featured the singles “Nothing on Us” and “Wonderful,” written by Grammy-nominated songwriters Sia and Jesse Shatkin. Prior to Phases, she released the single “Monsters (aka Haters)” and followed this success with her singles: “Teamwork,” “Breathe” and “What If.”

Mackenzie can currently be seen starring in the YouTube series “Total Eclipse” for the digital network Brat, on which she also serves as Executive Producer, and in the upcoming animated film ICE PRINCESS LILY for DIRECTV. Last fall, Mackenzie competed on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors,” and will next be seen in the sci-fi film LET US IN.

Disney Frozen Story Time at Target Stores November 23rd


Target stores are holding a free Disney Frozen story time in stores on Saturday, November 23rd to celebrate the launch of Frozen II. Every 30 minutes between 11 AM and 2 PM there will be story time, courtesy of Google Nest, with new Frozen toy demos and giveaways!

Most Target stores are participating. Find locations HERE.

A Magical Cirque Christmas at the Palace 11/25- Ticket Giveaway!

A Magical Cirque Christmas is coming to the Palace Theater in Albany on Monday, November 25h for one show only at 7 PM! Tickets are on sale now for this family-friendly holiday show.

The producers of Broadway’s smash hit “The Illusionists” have brought together the world’s greatest entertainers for a spell-binding and incredible new holiday production – A Magical Cirque Christmas! Experience the magic of Christmas with dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists from all corners of the world, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live. Get into the spirit of the season with this merry treat that’s perfect for the entire family.

I am excited to have two tickets to giveaway to one lucky reader today! Want to win? Comment below with “pick me!” and one winner will be randomly selected to win on 11/19! Winner will be notified via email so be sure to include your full name and email address. Good luck!

(Note: Winner will have 24 hours to confirm. If winner does not confirm within 24 hours, the tickets will go to the runner-up in the contest.)