In pursuit of life, liberty and bloomin’ happiness, declare your independence from paying for a Bloomin’ Onion®! Outback celebrates America’s Independence Day by offering free Bloomin’ Onions on July 4. It’s time to let freedom bloom!
Visit an Outback location in the 50 states on July 4, tell your server to “let freedom bloom!” and you’ll receive a free Bloomin’ Onion to share with your best mates! To find an Outback location near you, visit outback.com/Locations.
ALSO! To honor Military Mates, we will continue to offer Veterans and active military 10% off the entire check when they dine at Outback for lunch or dinner, up until July 4, 2013.
Planning on dining at Outback this Father’s Day to satisfy this special guy’s craving for an award-winning steak? We’ve got the inside scoop! When you bring dad in for a meal on Father’s Day, you’ll leave with an extra gift from Outback – a certificate for $10 off two dinner entrees that can be used on a future visit! Hey, maybe you can even treat Dad again for all the things he has done for you throughout the years! This Father’s Day certificate will be given out in restaurant only while supplies last!
Get in early and be sure to ask your server about the offer!
Certificate details: Valid for Dinner only June 17-June 30,2013. $10 off the purchase of 2 dinner entrees or $5 off the purchase of one dinner entree. This offer is valid for dinner only, and is not valid for the No Worries Wednesday Complete Meal for 2 or in conjunction with any other offer or discount.
I share one of my biggest tips as a lover of Goodwill and thrift shopping in general on Goodwill of Northern New England’s Blog today!
I have a serious love of Pinterest and would you know, I actually did some things that I pinned? It’s true!
The wine totes I found came with potholders, place mats, and cloth napkins that all matched. How cute! So I also stuffed the pot holders with gifts and tied them to the totes.
I also went the traditional route of just filling up a basket! This one holds my favorite Green Mountain Coffee, maple candy, locally made jellies and some Vermont mugs!
Of course, the wine totes came in handy for my wine loving friends! I filled this basket with all of the above, plus Amy’s Granola, Ben & Jerry’s lip balm, Switchback Ale and a local bottle of wine (I found several different brands of local wine, so I won’t list them).
Here is what I am giving the boys’ teachers…
Oh! And I can’t forget, one of my favorites! Cabot Cheese! I just forgot the cheeses in the fridge when taking pictures of my baskets. 🙂
So those are my ideas for the gift of local products. Of course, these are all things Vermont is known for, look around and find some local products for your friends and family! Everyone will love it!
*None of this is sponsored! Just sharing my favorites!
The holidays are almost here, making it the time of year where we give thanks. One group in particular, Donate Life Vermont, is giving thanks to registered organ and tissue donors in Vermont with an exclusive Black Friday deal. It’s just their way of saying “Thanks for making the decision to give the gift of life!” Donate Life Vermont is calling this: Thanks4Giving!
This year, the Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop on Church Street in downtown Burlington has partnered with Donate Life Vermont to bring a special deal available only to registered organ and tissue donors in Vermont on Black Friday:
Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop – Buy one Small Scoop, get one FREE! (Click this link.)
But Thanks4Giving isn’t just about rewarding currently registered organ donors in Vermont; it is also about inspiring new ones during the giving season. Right now, the need for registered organ donors in Vermont has never been greater.
Every day, 18 patients on the transplant waiting list pass away due to lack of available organs for transplant. Everyone who chooses to donate life gives those on the waiting list hope to keep fighting on. Right now, over 116,000 people across the nation are waiting for a potentially lifesaving transplant, with just under 200 of those representing people from Vermont who are in need. This number keeps increasing because the supply of organ donors does not meet the demand. The people waiting for these transplants are made of up mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. Your decision to donate can take less than 5 minutes, and just 1 donor can save up to 8 lives.
If you want to make the decision to give the gift of hope and claim this deal on Black Friday and spread hope this holiday season, you can register online at www.donatelifevt.org. Your gift will help you receive a gift in another form, that why it’s Thanks4Giving!
There are so many who will go without a large feast this Holiday season. Today, I’m talking about what we did as a family to do our part to end world hunger. I mention an organization that deserves your support and some ideas for your family too!
Last week’s letter home from my second grader’s teacher mentioned that they were learning about respect. I asked Charlie about it. He said they watched a video on you tube. I like to keep a connection between what’s happening at school with our lives at home, so we looked it up and watched it together as a family. I was pleasantly surprised! The video is so adorable and the words are a perfect way to talk to kids about what respect means!
As the days went on and the boys started arguing and fighting, I started singing the song out loud. Just randomly.
Charlie replies, “I regret telling you about that song.”
I thought I’d share it with you so you can watch it with your kids and make them regret it too! You’re welcome, kids!
Oh, and I apologize, the chorus is going to be stuck in your head for the rest of the week.
I have happily accepted an offer to be a part of the new site, Burlington Vermont Moms Blog! I will be a contributing writer, offering up a post here and there. I am super excited to be a part of something like this! I look forward to getting to know more local moms and becoming more involved with what’s happening in our beautiful state!
Today, I posted an introduction of myself. Check out my post, Living My Dream, to learn a little more about me and while you’re over there, enter a contest or two! So many great ones going on!