Friday, September 28, 2012

Kidsignments Sale - Sept 28th & 29th

If you haven't heard already, the Kidsignments Sale - a giant weekend kids consignment sale - is going on RIGHT NOW at the Grant County Fairgrounds.  The sale is Friday, Sept 28th & Saturday, Sept 29th from 8am - 4pm.  If you're anywhere near Grant County and you have kids 12 & under, I suggest heading to the sale!

The Kidsignment Sale has clothes, furniture, strollers, bikes, toys, books, computer games, uniforms, coats, hats, mittens, shoes, diapers, baby equipment, etc. - anything & everything kids need.  They accept cash, check, credit or debit.

AND, on Saturday, about half the items left at the sale are 1/2 off!

For more info, just GO to the Grant County Fairgrounds on Hwy 18!  Or you can check out the website.  :)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

2012 Fall Health & Safety Children's Festival (9/27)

Save the Date for
2012 Fall Health & Safety Festival!
Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thursday, September 27th, from 3pm-7pm, Carey Services is partnering with Marion Community Schools Head Start for the 2012 Fall Health & Safety festival. The event will is being held at Lighthouse Baptist Church (Kem Road & Miller Ave) and will feature informational booths with many local health providers and agencies that promote health, nutrition, physical fitness, and safety issues in our community. Children and their parents will also participate in educational sessions on various topics and win wonderful door prizes. There will also be free developmental, lead, hemoglobin, vision, and hearing screenings available. 

Fall Fest activities are focused on Pregnant Women, Early Head Start Children (aged Newborn-3), and Head Start Children (aged 3-5). The event is promoted in our community and is open to the public.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Lowes Build & Grow FREE Kids Clinics: Sept 22 & Oct 14

The next Lowes Build & Grow Clinics are coming up Saturday, Sept 22 & Saturday, Oct. 13th, each at 10am.  Over the summer they did these over Saturdays and Sundays, but it looks like they're back to just Saturdays.  Remember to register your kid (click HERE), so they know how many kits to have on hand, and also so that if you miss if you still might be able to pick up the kit to take home (I did that once, where I missed it and went into Lowes later and b/c I'd registered my kids online they let me take the kits home for free to do at home).  However, even if you forget to register them, you can still show up at 10am for the clinic. 

Fire Truck

Saturday, September 22 (10:00 AM)
Safety Month starts in October! Get it started right by building this cool Fire Truck at your local Lowe's!

Ghoul Bus

Saturday, October 13 (10:00 AM)
Halloween is right around the corner! Get in the spirit with this spooktacular Ghoul Bus!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Christian Rapper Andy Mineo: Concert 9/21 at IWU

This Friday at 7:30pm on Indiana Wesleyan University's Campus is a concert for Christian Rapper Andy Mineo, member of 116 Clique, a group of Christian rappers affiliated with Reach Records.  Admission is only $1, and the public is invited. 

At 5 years old, my little man already loves the beat to hip hop, so I think he and I may have a date to this concert. :)

Monday, September 17, 2012

FREE Event 9/20: Community Marketplace, A Showcase of Grant County Businesses

This Thursday, September 20th, from 3-7pm at the YMCA gym in Marion is a FREE event, open to the public.  Community Marketplace, a Showcase of Grant County Businesses, is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, the Chronicle Tribute, AEP, 106.9 Double XC, and others.  It will have free samples at the food court, face painting, a bounce house for kiddos, giveaways (including a 32" TV), and a tour of Grant County Businesses.

And, if you haven't already, you can pick up a PASSPORT, which is great little book with 1000 things kids should do before they graduate high school.  

This should be a fun community event, and I'm looking forward to it!  Hope to see you there! 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Saturday, Sept 22 FREE Jars of Clay Concert in Gas City

World Playing for Change Day 33:3

World Playing for Change Day 33:3

Saturday, September 22, 2012 there is a peace festival beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Beaner Linn Park (Gas City park) in Gas City, Indiana. I don't know much about this event, but am intrigued, and I like Jars of Clay, so my family and I are going to go.  Jars of Clay will be performing a benefit concert for Blood: Water Mission in Gas City (at the Gas City Park).   Bring your blankets, bring your chairs, and come early!

Want more info?  Email:, check out their FB page at or head to the Potter's House in Marion.

Friday, September 14, 2012

10 Free Thank You Cards for Treat (thru 9/19)

If you haven't used Tiny Prints before, you'll be pleased - they make great quality, super cute cards.  Try them out with this free promo - use FREETHANKS as your coupon code to get your 10 Free Cards!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Great deal on Capri Sun 100% Juice at Meijer

Now that it is back to school, it seems that easy/quick-grab snacks are a must to have ready.  My kids both seem starving/dehydrated when I pick them up from school, and they're also both a little grumpy, which I'm guessing is related to the dehydration & over-stimulation from school (maybe it's just an excuse on my part, but I'm going with it!).  It seems we rarely go right home after school, so I've found having a few juice boxes in my car helps perk them up immensely.  Normally I'm not a huge fan of juice, because my soapbox is that kids get too much in general, but this one-per-day fix for my kids really helps (them & me!).

Anyway... in case your family is similar, I suggest heading to Meijer (or Walmart, who matches sales) to stock up on a Capri Sun 100% Juice or SuperV (blend of fruits & veggies, 65% juice, but a full blended serving of fruits & veggies).  Normally $3.69 for a box of 10 at Meijer, they're on sale for $2.50 each, and when you buy 3 in one transaction, you instantly get $3 off, making your total purchase price $4.50 for 3 boxes!  Even better, if you're a Meijer Perks member, you can "clip" a coupon online for $1.00 off 2 Capri Sun Boxes, which stacks with the other deal and makes your total $3.50 for 3 boxes (10 pouches each) of Capri Sun (= $.12/juice pouch).

Note: the $3/off 3 boxes is only good each transaction, so you have to do multiple transactions if you want to get that deal on more than 3 boxes... which, of course, I did, because I'm a sucker for a sale.  Just remember to get the 100% Juice or the SuperV - thankfully, those are the ones on sale b/c the others aren't real juice, but just pure sugar anyway.  And, lastly, don't forget to recycle the pouches - yes, you can recycle them through TerraCycle.  (I'll post on TerraCycle in the near future, but check it out through this link if you haven't already heard of it!) 

$10 off coupons from Lowes

Get Started with myLowesRight now Lowes is offering a promo - if you sign up at mylowes and register your email address with a new account, Lowes will email you a coupon, $10 off purchase of $10 or more.  Note: the coupon won't be emailed to you for 24-48 hours, but it really does come (I got mine!).  Check it out - CLICK HERE

Monday, September 10, 2012

Free Pirate Show at Marion Public Library (9/19)

On Wednesday, September 19th at 6:30pm in Meeting Room B, the Marion Public Library is putting on a Pirate Show with Squiffy Paul O Pirate (I have no idea who he is, but thinking it sounds fun!).  Get ready for music, magic, and audience participation, and feel free to dress as a pirate to the event! 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fun Discovery for Kids: Children's Author Mo Willems

If you haven't been to the Marion Public Library recently, I encourage you to stop by!  My kids and I go about 2x/week, and they love it!  They're always holding events for kids (& adults - book discussions, movies showings, lectures, etc.), and their Children's librarians are amazing!

I was feeling like I was in a rut for picking out books for my kiddos recently, and just went up to the Children's librarian, told her about my kids and asked for suggestions.  She showed me several series of books my kids have LOVED!  One of the series is by Mo Willems, who I'd never heard of, but after checking out about a dozen of his books for my kids, I have learned to LOVE!  Check out his blog for fun games, etc. for kids (try the hot dog one, my kids think it is hilarious!), and go to the library for for his books!  The librarian told me that these were the first books her son learned to read, where she took the voice of one character (the Elephant) and her son took on the voice of the other (the Pig).  When you get the books, this'll make sense, and it is a GREAT idea, so I recommend trying it out!  Thanks Tylanna the Children's Librarian!  The librarians are GREAT resources - use them!   Mo Willems Doodles

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Making Caramel Apples Class at Marion Public Library (9/11 at 4:00pm)

The Marion Public Library is holding a caramel apple making class/session on 9/11/12 at 4:00pm in the Children's Activity Room.  Registration is required, sign up in the Children's area or call 668-2900 to sign your kids up! 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

5k Run/Walk to benefit local Domestic Violence Shelter - 9/15

F.I.T. for a Cause!

We can make a difference in our community!  Moorehead Communications is proud to announce that this year's 5k will benefit the Flannery Keal Domestic Violence Shelter, a Program of Hands of Hope and a Division of Family Service Society. Participants aren't the only ones getting involved in giving back; Moorehead Communications will be match every dollar raised for this worthy cause. All ages welcome!

How to Sign Up

It's easy to register. You can either register online or print off the Registration Form and turn it in to the person who referred you, to Pam Hall directly, or at Moorehead Communications at 2749 W 2nd St. in Marion, west of Tree of Life just before the bridge.

Get Pledges!

Because we want to raise as much money for the Flannery Keal Domestic Violence Shelter as possible, we encourage you to print off a Pledge Sheet to get people to sponsor you. Remember, Moorehead Communications will match what we raise!


  • WHEN: Saturday, September 15, 2012
  • WHERE: Start at Moorehead Communications
    2749 W 2nd St
    Marion, IN 46952
  • 8AM: Registration
  • 9AM: Welcome and Purpose
  • 9:30AM: 5K Begins


Print off a copy of the flyer here

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Children's Place Sale (plus free shipping & 20% off!)

Great Labor Day Sale at Children's Place.  I love their clothes for my boys!!  Through Labor Day, FREE SHIPPING (no minimum purchase), and use coupon code D6H3E4KM82 for an ADDITIONAL 20% off your entire order!  They have jeans for $9.99 right now, so with code they're only $8 and free shipping.  I ordered some a couple weeks ago when they were running a similar promo & they just came and are SO cute! Quantities on a lot of the clearance items are limited, so check them out soon.