Monday, September 19

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Virginia Staycation #Spon



We had a blast on Saturday at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Amusement Park.  My favorite thing about the park was how it's set up by different Countries in Europe.  There's always something to explore, and ride. For all ages. Howl-O-Scream Starts this Weekend!!!!!!  I cant wait to see No Escape: Case of Mr. Karver, and  Jack the Ripper.


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We started off in Sesame Street Forrest of Fun.  Sy loved all the water play, and Oscars Whirley Worm Ride.  I didn't know that if you, or your child has a disability that you could get a Wrist band that allowed you to Go to the Front of the Line for Approved Rides.  The super sweet, and friendly Ride Operator on Oscars Whirley Worm called someone from Guest Services to come meet us, and fill out the forms.  I thought that was just nice of them, and I had no idea they did that.  It made getting on the rides with Sy a lot easier.  It's kind of like a fast pass, but you can get it free at Customer Relations by the front of the park.




I completely consider Busch Gardens Williamsburg to be an Autism Family-Friendly Place to have fun.



After riding Oscars Whirley Worm a few times, we took a ride on the Aeronaut Skyride.  They are Sky Carts that go completely around the Park for each Country, and you can either get off, or continue on to the Next Stop. You can see everything from the Sky Carts, and it's fun to go through the Roller Coasters, and watch them speed by!  We went to the Land of Dragons, played for awhile.  Got on the Kinder Karussel, and then took the Skyride back to Sesames Street Forrest of Fun to head back towards Busch Gardens Railway.  The breeze was fantastic since it was a hot day, and it went over Bridges, and Ravines.  The Railyway has a view of the Lochness Monster, Animals, and of the Rhine River Cruise.  The Water Cruise shows more of the 339 Acre Park.

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The Turkish Delight Ride (Mini Tea Cup saucers was a lot of fun as well, it goes FAST!) So was the Elephant Run, and Little Balloons, If you are worried there's not enough for the little ones, check out all these Kidsiderate Attractions.

Now for the Adults, the Roller Coasters are Amazinggggggggggg! Seriously, go, have fun! And remember that the Skyride can take you to anywhere in the park, It stops at each Country!! So does the Train Ride.

Check out the rides by going here to Busch Gardens Featured Attractions

If you live Local like I do, the best deal is to get the Fall Fun Pass.  It's $80.00 for Unlimited Visits from Now til Oct 30, 2016. Upgrade to Quick Queue Ride Access for a little bit more, also Seat Reserves, Food Plans, and My favorite is the Refillable Cup, thats $12.99 but has Unlimited Free Drinks for the Day, Refills for the Entire Season are Only .99 after that.


Disclaimer: I received compensation for my Opinions, and Photos.  All photos are my own, and Busch Gardens was A LOT of fun.  Sometimes it's had to find ASD Friendly Places. Busch Gardens made us feel welcomed.  Thank you for the Fun times, and for your Employee wanting to make our stay special by her approaching us to tell us about What Guest Services can do.



Sunday, September 18

4 Easy Ways for a #FallReset Plus #Giveaway ?! #Ad


It's been a very hectic month. We do ESY (Extended School Year) during the Summer Months with Sy, and the Teacher comes here just for Summer Vacation, and with Sy being home I haven't had much time to do anything else. We are just now getting back into a routine of things with him going back off to school.

I am thankful that it's that time of the year for a much needed Fall Reset.  Bring on EVERYTHING PUMPKIN!!!!!!!


Today I conquered his Sensory Cabinet, and Playroom (While drinking a Pumpkin Iced Coffee.)  It was just torn apart, and I am guilty of opening the doors, and throwing things in. Out of Sight out of Mind until I go digging in the cabinet looking for a specific item. I don't have time to always be so neat, Sorry (Not Sorry.) I try, but the last time I really did a deep clean on the house was for Spring. I am so ready for the weather change here, and the Color of the Leaves falling.





1. Organize. Get Rid of the Clutter & Organize it. Find some Organization Bins, just a few, so that the things that you do keep, are in their own place, and when you do throw them back into that cabinet (Like I do,) It at least looks clean. If it's something we don't always use, donate it. Someone else would enjoy it.



2. Clean. Use easy tools to clean with. I don't get upset over fallen food on the tables, or dining room floor. Nearly half of all Americans admit to using the 5 second rule when food falls on to the floor. I just use the Swifter, WetJet, the floors are clean enough to eat off of, even tho?? I'm not telling you too.. I'm just saying they are streak free, and Clean enough to.

3. Embrace Your Senses. With a new season, means Seasonal Air Freshener Scents, I love Fall so much. It just triggers different memories I have depending on the Smell. I like to surround myself with that at my home. Febreze Air Effects makes some of my favorite scents like, Fresh Fall Pumpkin, Cranberry, Pine, Big Sur, and Pressed Apple.

4. Relax. Most Importantly is to enjoy the Livable Space you just cleaned. Nothing stays clean forever, just repeat these steps, and be comfortable.  Light that favorite Candle, spray that Air Freshener, and relax under that blanket while the weather cools off.

So if you are like me, and just have a 928,202,198,223,566,231 things going on, Just follow those easy steps for a simple Fall Reset.

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Friday, September 16

First you Groupon Coupon then you Save On Your Favorite Sites #GrouponCoupons #Ad


If you are Shopping Online, and you are Not Using Coupons you might as well still be using Dial up, and Walking around with Pagers while wearing Colonial garments.  Seriously, I can't see life without using Coupons, like Groupon Coupons.  It's much, much more than just $$$$$ Off Coupons, but % off, B1G1 Free, and some Codes even have Free Shipping.  I always check the Groupon Coupon Codes when shopping to see if the Store I am shopping at has a promotion going on.  My advice for online shopping is, Always check for promotional codes to use at Check out. Always! It's the best thing to do to save money.


I was just buying some items from GearBest, and they are like Groupon, a Site with Affordable Items, Even Pokemon Toys, and other Things at already low prices.  I was amazed when I saw Groupon had a Gearbest Code to use as well for 10% Off, also, always check to see if the Store lets you stack Online Coupon codes.  Some do, some don't, but I always check to see if I can use a Free Shipping Code, with a % Off Code.

Just remember to do these Steps First,

1. Go to Groupon Coupons, and Search for the Store you Want to Purchase from, and from Great Promo Codes, and Simply Click the Button Under the Store to Apply the Coupon.

2. Get your Shopping on.  I don't know about you, but being able to buy everyone something on my list, at a fraction of the Price of what others Buy products for makes me feel good being able to make them happy too.  It's really as simple as Searching for that Coupon Code and make Sure it's being used at Check out.




Don't forget to Check out Groupon Coupons on Facebook, and Twitter.  Sometimes Groupon shares Promotional Codes there too.  

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I received compensation for my opinion, all opinions are my own.

Super Easy Brain Cupcakes!

Fall is my favorite season.   Not only is the weather cooler, it is also time for fun, unique halloween treats! This is a kit my Buddy gave me.


It's a Brains Cupcake Kit! Tho, it came with its own cake mix, and icing I wanted to make it red.  I purchased Red Velvet cake mix, and whipped icing I dyed pink.  I also found some Strawberry Smuckers Decorate Plate Jam at Dollar Tree (19oz) that the moment I saw I blurted out "There's my blood!"


Even without the Red Jam I squirted overtop the cupcakes, it still looks like brains.  To make the brain design just follow these steps.  If you don't have an icing bag, just use a plastic sandwhich bag, squeeze to one side, and cute a small slit.

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The kit was cool because of the Skull sleeves it came with.  You can either buy the kit, or other halloween themed sleeves, but if you have a printer you can create your own too.


As you can see I just don't half do it, I like to go all out with the Halloween cupcakes, haha.  The kit doesn't come with the Red Jam Decorate Gel.  It's always good in my experience to use icing, and cake mixes you already know you like when it comes to these kits.  

"Brains, it helps the pain go away!"

Thursday, September 15

Whats the Time? It's time To Save Money, with Groupon Goods #Groupon #ad



Anyone else Count down for Birthdays, and Holidays?? The Next major event in my Life, is My son's Birthday. Usually because it's before Christmas he is left out on the Gift Department. Or Christmas Gifts soon become Birthday Gifts.  I found some amazing deals on Groupon Goods to get him a gift while still having money to get myself that new mini air conditioner. I can buy both from the same site without waiting in line at a store, or wait for Black Friday, or 2-Day only deals when Groupon always has amazing Gifts in my budget. They will think I spent at least 70% more than I actually did on the same products without leaving the house.  I'm all for buying every ones Gifts at the same time, and one less thing on my To-Do List.

For Sy,  A Flying Robot Copter.



For Me, A Hand Held Portable Air Conditioner, 





There are 1,000 of different Groupon Goods available for purchase. It's amazing, and already next to clearance, if not cheaper prices. I also really like that Groupon has deals all the time for being a first time Buyer, or even just subscribing to their E-mails. That is a great way to get me to buy more when I know I can get a deal, on top of a deal. I noticed Groupon updates on their Facebook, and Twitter often, even sharing coupon codes at times. That's why it's important to follow your favorite websites social media to see what kind of sale, or promotion is going on.


Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I received compensation for my opinion, all opinions are my own.

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DIY Halloween Wreath for Under $8.00 @DollarTree #Halloween #DIY


Halloween is one of my favorite things about LIFE.  Next to saving money, and Creating things, of course.  I was going to my local Dollar Tree for a few things I needed, and I am always side tracked by the Seasonal items in the Front.  Like my List of Needs, becomes, oh, Mini Zombies, and Gargoyle for my Halloween Village?? Don't mind if I do.   I saw the prettiest Black, and Purple Roses in the Halloween Section on an End Cap.  I knew I wanted them, but I didn't just want them to be in a Vase.  I decided, I was going to make my own Wreath, using nothing but Dollar Tree Items.  



Black Rose Bouquet w/Bats
Purple Rose Bouquet w/Spiders
Spider Web Wall Hanging Decoration
Wooden Wreath
Black/White Wire Ribbon
Purple Mesh Ribbon
Ceramic Skull


First Step, that made this Easy, was I cut a long enough piece of the two tone Black/White See Through Wire Ribbon and Wrapped it in, and out the Wreath before Attaching the Back of the Spider Web.  Since the Ribbon is Mesh, it's better to make sure to do all the Glue on the back of the Wreath itself.

After that was Done, I then attached the Spider Web Wall Decoration to the Back of the Wreath too, it was fairly flat, and easy to attach to each other with the Hot Glue.

While waiting for that to dry enough to pick up again, I took apart the Roses. First by taking the Roses off the Stems (They Pull off easily.) Also I saved the Bats, and Spiders that came with the Fake flowers in the Bouquets.  



I made my bows before I lined up, and attached my Roses to the Wreath.  I made a big Purple Mesh Bow, and Hot glued one of the Bats I got from the Roses on it. 

Arranging the Flowers was fun,  I just hot Glued the plastic Flower/leaf part itself, and attached to the Wreath.



There is no wrong way to make a craft project like this.  Just do what you want with it, arrange your flowers, or bats, or spiders, or pumpkins, or whatever YOU want, the way YOU want it.  I had a lot of fun doing this DIY, and with the Left overs, I made a little Rose flower hat for the Ceramic Skull.