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Anniversary Sale Acme Markets #HUGESALE

As the grocery shopper of the family I look for a store that has everything I need.  I don’t like to drive to multiple places for a handful of things each. This isn’t an efficient way to spend my time. This week’s sale at Acme  Markets proves why my neighborhood store is one of my faves.

As a family that tries to eat healthy most of the time I always head to the produce section of my sales circular first.  This is where we spend the bulk of our money so I want to make sure we’re getting a good deal on the fruits and veggies we eat the most. I was excited to see the following  prices:

  • Del Monte Pineapple $1.99 each
  • Cantaloupes Buy One Get One Free ($2.99 each)
  • Green and Yellow Squash $1.59/lb

Acme Markets Anniversary #HUGESALE Right at AlbertsonsAcme Markets, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Star Market and United markets they are celebrating their Anniversary with a #HUGESALE.  Find their infamous Mix and Match sale on snacks, drinks, cereal and quick fix meals.Acme Markets Anniversary #HUGESALE

SAVE $3* WHEN YOU BUY ANY 6 participating products in a single transaction. HUGE 123 Year Anniversary Sale! NO LIMIT! • BUY MORE, SAVE MORE

Don’t forget to clip their online coupons for even more savings.  Check out your local ad for more details on the sales going on in your neighborhood. Stay tuned on special offers and unique giveaways on Facebook too.


Cradles to Crayons Clothing Drive at Springfield Mall, PA.

Cradles to Crayons is a major player in the Philadelphia region who is always on top of the of the list for helping others in the area. Nearly one in four Philadelphians, including 130,000 children, live in poverty and C2C is making it their mission to provide the essentials for those children and families.

I’m headed to the mall today but not to shop but with a bag full of clothes that Shaun has outgrown.

The Easter Bunny will be at Center Court at Springfield Mall, beginning Friday, March 8, not only to help launch his namesake holiday at the major Delaware County shopping hub, but also to kick off a joint clothes collection drive with Cradles to Crayons for the region’s disadvantaged children.

donating to cradles to crayons
The collection effort – to continue through March 30 – is a collaboration between the more than 70 merchants at the M

all and Cradles to Crayons, the local nonprofit that provides children, from birth to age 12, living in low-income and homeless situations with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play.

The Easter Bunny is scheduled to hop into Center Court at the Mall, 1250 Baltimore Pike, at 10:00 a.m. on March 8.

hoppers who drop off donations of new or nearly new clothing (from footwear to winter coats, and new socks and underwear) at the Mall’s Customer Service center (located near Ruby Tuesday’s) will receive a discount off photos with the Easter Bunny. Shoppers will also be able to select from baskets of “Easter eggs,” individualized egg-shaped cards that identify an item of clothing needed by an area low-income and/or homeless child, and purchase items on the eggs from stores within the mall. The purchases will be gathered by courtesy desk staff and provided to Cradles to Crayons, from which local social service agencies, including homeless and domestic violence shelters, schools, and foster homes, will distribute them to the children in their care.

“Springfield Mall is proud to host this important donation drive benefiting children within our communities,” said Maureen Weir, the Mall’s senior marketing director. “We are pleased to join forces with Cradles to Crayons and Delaware County Moms, and look forward to working with our shoppers in supporting such a worthy cause.”

“Cradles to Crayons cannot thank enough the Springfield Mall and its scores of merchants who are making it possible – and convenient – for shoppers to help the one in five children in this region who live in poverty,” said Michal Smith, executive director of the Cradles to Crayons. “Families living in poverty struggle to pay for rent, utilities and food, so warm clothing, coats, and shoes that fit are often completely out of reach.”

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Annie’s Slice of Happiness Tour

If you read my Facebook status updates you know that EVERY Friday I mention TGIF – Homemade Pizza compliments of Melinda so when I heard about the Annie’s Pizza Slice of Happiness Tour I checked to see if they would be close to Delaware. As luck would have it they will be in Philadelphia on October 27-28.

The Slice of Happiness Tour began in September 29th in Berkeley, CA and will end with their last stop in the San Francisco Bay Area on November 14-16.

Below is a list of all of the stops with a link so that you can get further details.

Sept. 29
Sept. 30
Oct. 5
Oct. 6
Oct. 10
Oct. 12-13
Oct. 16-17
Oct. 20-21, 23
Oct. 24-25
Oct. 27-28
Oct. 31, Nov. 2
Nov. 3-4
Nov. 7-8
Nov. 14-16
Berkeley, CA
Petaluma, CA
Denver, CO
Littleton, CO
Des Moines, IA
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
New York, NY
New Haven, CT
Philadelphia, PA
Atlanta, GA
Nashville, TN
Minneapolis, MN
San Francisco Bay Area

At each stop, the “Slice of Happiness Tour” will serve up delicious pizza and host a number of fun, family activities including the opportunity to dig into Annie’s Truck Farm – a mobile garden growing organic herbs like the ones found in Annie’s pizza. Visitors can also take interactive family photos with Bernie, Annie’s mascot and Rabbit of Approval, and have a chance to win prizes, pizza coupons or an appearance on Annie’s “Slice of Happiness Tour” website.

The family and I will be checking out the stop in Philadelphia, PA so if you see three kids going nuts over free pizza samples be sure to come over and say hi because those are my kids.

For those of you in or coming to Philly area here are the event details:

Sat 10/27, 6-10pm
The Schuylkill Center’s Halloween Hikes and Hayrides
8480 Hagy’s Mill Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Also be sure to follow on Twitter @anniespizzatour and at Hashtag: #sliceofhappiness.

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This Is What Is Wrong With Society!!!!

So on my way to work this morning I heard about a website called  In NO way an I endorsing this site or getting paid to write this because to be honest it appears to be WAY creepy and a lot gross.

An MIT graduate  came up with the idea of an online dating service that aims to connect older, wealthy “sugar daddies” with younger, attractive “sugar babies” looking to be pampered in exchange for some affection.

The boom in membership was so high among female students that the website last month released a national ranking of the top 20 colleges and universities whose students joined the website in 2011. Temple was No. 5.  Wade started the website started in 2005, said that the sugar babies usually join in search of a more luxurious lifestyle. Now, the website is being invaded by more pragmatic college students – women, and some guys, looking for a benefactor to pay their student loans, provide start-up capital for their businesses or help them land jobs.

We live close to Philly so hearing Temple was No. 5 was a little disturbing.  This service costs men $50 a month and can upgrade to a premium service for $2,400 per year.  Really men need to pay $2,400 a year to find a women or college age girl.  Pathetic in my opinion.

Each woman’s account requires some basic information (name, location, age) and one piece that’s a little more personal: how much money she expects to receive per date. Prices range from less than $1,000 to more than $20,000. Some women, like Paula, label themselves as being “open for negotiation.”

Trust me I totally understand college is expensive and times are hard but is this kind of service really necessary?  I am assuming yes since so many people use it but my opinion is no.  Women are getting between 1k – 20k per date.  I know they are claiming this site is legal but it seems very close to prostitution if you ask me.

Maybe I am jealous because I am a man but for the last twenty years women always saying they want to be equal with men but then they utilize services like this.  Don’t get me wrong these men are nasty pigs who need to date people their own age or date at least for love and NOT for the possibility of sex in exchange for money.

Before people get all up in arms I am not saying all women are utilizing these serivces and I am not saying that the ones who do are any less of a women but I am saying there has to be a better, safer way than this.

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Guardian Angels are looking for new recruits

Camden, NJ police officers are turning in their badges this week. Due to steep budget cuts and reduced state aid the city is facing a huge deficit. The state has approved the layoff of 300 public workers including half of the police force and one-third of the city’s firefighters. Considering its small population of 70,000, Camden City has the 2nd highest crime rate in the US. They come 2nd to Detroit.

Several years ago the State of New Jersey took over running the school district due to corruption, reporting discrepancies and stealing from administrators. The police force already deals with a crime rate 5 times higher than the national average. Criminals taunt them, knowing their presence isn’t intimidating.

The Guardian Angels are putting the word out that they will be present in Camden. The patrols started this weekend and they will be the voice for the people. Members from as far as Chicago and Connecticut traveled to band together and keep the streets safe. The Camden Police have “unofficially” welcomed the support. Hopefully they can ease the burden put on the remaining officers.

Just a few blocks away is Adventure Aquarium, a state of the art aquarium that houses a Stingray Beach, 2 African Hippos, more than 500,000 gallons of shark and much more. I wonder how much state and government aid it took to renovate a couple years back.  $10 billion in equipment, transport, tools and weapons have gone unaccounted for in the Iraq War. Our government is spending money to send our troops to keep citizens of OTHER countries safe.

The city is in trouble and has been for a long time. With a history of corrupt mayors and government officials the rest of the country has turned their back on them. The community is passed the “in danger” title. Camden is crumbling around the people who live there. Streets and streets of boarded up homes and businesses, drug dealers working in plain sight of children and city officials and over 50% of the community living below the poverty level leaves this city with no way out.

We’ve bailed out the banks and auto manufacturers; we’ve given assistance to those unable to make their mortgage payments. When do we save our cities and the people who are struggling to survive in these situations? How do we protect those unable to protect themselves when you chop down the police and fire presence in an already impoverished community?

Support the Mom and Pops….

shops that is. Did you know when you shop at a locally owned or run store the profits directly benefit the surrounding neighborhood? If you buy from the store around the corner that purchase is helping to keep the doors open, which keeps neighbors employed and boosting your local economy. While I have nothing against the big box stores like Target, Walmart and Toys R Us there is a special home-like feeling stepping into a toystore called Yo Yo Joes. Don’t forget about museum gift shops where you’re most likely to get real hands on experience of the toy, game or souvenir you want to buy.

Yesterday was Neighborhood Toy Store Day; a push to get people around the country to shop locally and support their “mom and pop shops”. We were invited to the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. It’s been many years since we visited the Please Touch Museum in fact we had never been to their new location. It was stunning, the way a real museum should be. The experience was awesome, along with Sabeena, Shaun and Shae my sister and 1 year old niece came along and it was a grand time for all. There is was something for everyone especially the baby.

shae and madi playing

blowing feathers

carousel ride

Visiting you local shops, restaurants, museums and farmer’s markets is a good thing not just for you but for those businesses who want to continue to do business in your neighborhood.

We Went To Milburn Orchard

On Sunday we were going to go to the beach but it was a little cold so we bailed and decided to stay home and go to our local Orchard.  The kids love apples so we headed over to Milburn Orchard’s to do some apple picking.  Gala was the apple of the day at the orchard so we boarded the wagon and were driven via tractor out to the apple trees.  Once we got there we were given a plastic bag told what trees were for picking and went to town.  We picked about 7 pounds of apples and all was good in the world.

After apple picking we headed across the street to the store, farm and little park and the kids, Melinda and I had a GREAT day.  

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Strawberry Picking 2010

Last year was the 1st time we went strawberry picking while in Maryland and we loved it so much we decided to go again this year.  We have so much going on this weekend that we decided to go today after I got home from work and the kids got home from school.  The farm is only about 20 miles from the house and for the u-pick they charge only $1.50/lb.  We had a great time eventhough it was pretty hot but we did manage to pick 14 lbs of strawberries.  Next year we will not be in MD so I guess we wil need to find a new place in DE.  Now we need to figure out how we all plan to eat 14 lbs of strawberries but I am sure we will figure it out!

Growing Up Hungry-Child Hunger Ends Here

Growing up hungry shouldn’t be something a child has to experience. Food is a necessity and should be available at all times. My childhood was littered with moments of hunger, moments wondering where was the food.  Dinner time would come around but there was nothing on the stove. I remember searching sofa cushions for change so I could run to the corner store for whatever I could afford with the pennies and dimes found. Sundays were spent at my grandmothers because there was always food for the entire family. Weekends were spent with my aunts because I knew I would get pancakes for breakfast. Afterschool I would try to go to a friend’s house because she always had a snack, rye bread and peanut butter, I thought that was heaven.

Today nearly 17 million children in America are at risk of not getting meals on a regular basis. We DO NOT need to live this way anymore. Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity whose mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. With so many different ways to take action everyone can make a difference.

  • Donate: For every $1 donation, 7 meals are provided to feed the hungry in our country
  • Advocate: Organize a fundraiser, bring your community together and raise awareness
  • Volunteer: Donate your time at a local food pantry or Kid’s Café
  • Community: Become of part of Feeding America’s efforts YouTube, Facebook and Twitter

In Maryland there are approximately 456K people living below the federal poverty level. The Maryland Food Bank would have to distribute more than 84 million pounds of food to wipe out that statistic. Right now they are distributing about 19 million pounds to their servicing area. There is a gap, a large one. In recent years there has been an increase in demand for these services due to the economic downturn. Families once considered middle class are the same families now looking for help to put food on the table.

The Maryland Food Bank services programs throughout the state, excluding Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties. These programs include:

  • Kids Café-children are provided healthy meals and snacks during after-school programs
  • BackPack Program-on Fridays children who are eligible for free or reduced lunch are provided with backpacks full of food to take home and feed the family
  • Nutrition Education-USDA and University of Maryland conduct nutrition education and food safety classes to teach families to stretch their food dollars and improved diets.
  • Second Helping-Baltimore area restaurants, culinary programs and caterers donate prepared perishable food to be distributed to food pantries and soup kitchens

There are resources for families to get the help they need there just isn’t enough food to help all the families. Pitch in with a financial contribution, food donation or volunteer your time to help #fightchildhunger in your community today.
Has Child Hunger affected you in the past?  Does it affect your life today? Do you know a child that is hungry?  What can you do to help them?

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Couponfield is a really awesome site trying to help independent, local business thrive. Do your part and head over to and start printing coupons to your favorite local stores.

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