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Free Ad Space for the Holidays!

Happy Fall! Before we know it the holidays will be here and then it's 2017! So excited! It will be our first holiday in Austin and we'll also be celebrating the baby's 1st birthday! Plus the cooler weather, it's going to be a great way to end the year.

As some of ya'll know I have offered free ad space during the holidays a few times in the past and I wanted to do it again this year. I just love supporting local businesses, wahm and small businesses. We're going to do it a little different this year, with a new layout too. So share this post and keep reading to find out how to participate.

Who can get FREE ad space/blog post? Anyone and everyone. If you are a blogger who wants to do a guest post to share a recipe/tip/craft or if you are a business who makes candles or photographer and have a holiday special that you want to share, KEEP READING! If you are local business, coffee shop, taco truck or thrift store and just want to get some free exposure, I WANT YOU!…
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Your burning questions...
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And here's the best part! Get $1 off with this exclusive coupon when you buy your tickets online:

Tickets are $14 at the door or $13 when you buy them online.

What does your ticket include?
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The Texas Renaissance Festival is the nation's largest and most acclaimed Renaissance themed event. Established in 1974, the event attracts over half a million visitors each year to its 55-acre New Market Village and Fields of New Market Campgrounds in Todd Mission, Texas. This immersive experience features world renowned live entertainment, works by master artists and craftspeople, award winning food and drink, hand-powered rides and games, and over 100 interactive characters during its nine themed weekends from September 30 through November 26, 2017. For more information, please visit

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COMMENT and TWEET below "Where you were on the morning of 9/11" for a chance to win A PRIZE PACK (Your email too).
The Prize Pack Contains: 1 - 9/11 poster Hand Signed Autographed by star Charlie Sheen 1 - “Hope” Pendant with necklace 1 - Guide to Talking To Your Children About 9/11 thanks to Tuesday’s Children
Tweet @9_11Movie and use the hashtag #Remember911 to pay tribute to the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Twitter:@9_11Movie

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Winner Winner. 8-16-17

A week of school has come and is about to be done! My girls were so excited to go back and they had a great first week!
How about the adults? The parents and teachers? How was your first week? It was a bit stressful for me. Making sure they had the right supplies and if there was anything I left out and making sure all their uniforms were washed n ready. Making sure I was there on time to pick them up from school and attending all the important meetings. Ughh, it was exhausting to say the least! All in all I it will just get better and hope a routine falls into place sooner than later.

I announced a back-to-school giveaway on my facebook page earlier this week if you didn't see it (follow me on social media, I'll post links at the bottom of this post) and I just picked a winner.... WAS IT YOU?

Alicia Sneed!!
You were randomly chosen as the winner! I will message the winner on facebook and please respond within 24 hours. If not I will pick a new winner!

I will mail out th…