Tuesday, September 18, 2012

AK Mom 2 Mom Table Giveaway (Closed)

 Who's excited for the AK Mom 2 Mom sale?!! I know it's not till November 10, but that will creep up on you so fast! Now everyone has PLENTY of time to go through all their baby, kid, and maternity gear. Sweet right?

 Maybe you are still asking, what is this AK Mom 2 Mom sale that you speak of?! Here is the low down. AK Mom 2 Mom was started by two lovely ladies to bring moms together to sell/buy baby, kid and maternity gear in one place. Think of a glorified garage sale of baby, kid and maternity gear. You can haggle and walk away with great gear! Or if you are a seller, make a lot of the money back that you spent on those clothes that the kids wore once! Wanna learn more? Visit our website at www.akmom2mom.com. Check us out on facebook as well to hear more updates.

 We are giving away a table rental at the sale to one lucky reader! That's right, a $40 value! Score, right?! For those of you that don't win, grab a friend and split the table 20/20 so you can sell all your stuff. You can justify to your husband that you are selling LOTS of stuff and can't have the kids there. Then you can hang out with your BFF, make money, drink some coffee and watch other people handle their kiddos while you know your husband is doing an EXELLENT job watching your precious angels.

 Don't just think clothes for baby gear. Break out that wipe warmer, crib sheets, cute booties that were never worn, books, toys, breast pump, hair bows that your daughter refuses to wear, snow suit, play mat, bibs, bottles, barney DVDs (you might give those away to the first person that will take them!), rain boots, etc! We all have stuff that we can declutter! More room to shop the sales for other stuff right?!

 When we had our sale in the Spring, over 300 people walked through the doors to shop. This is a great way to sell your gear, to the right market. Easier then meeting up with someone off Craigslist, hoping and praying "she" is not a serial killer. We had one mom who made over $300 selling her kid gear!

We will also have a large item room that you can sell your stroller, crib, bikes, ride on toys, swings, kid sleds, car seats, etc. There will be someone there to manage the room so you can sell your smaller items at the table.

 So what are you waiting for? Enter to win! This is NOT open to business vendors. If you are a business vendor, don't wait to long to sign up because we only have a certain amount of spots and they are filling fast! A winner will be chosen on Sunday night. There are several ways to enter your name so please follow the rules! Good luck!

PS I PROMISE to get better photos of the upcoming sale. =)

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bella Kids Gift Certificate Giveaway! (Closed)

 Don't you just love Bella Kids' logo? It makes me smile and the colors are so bright and cheery. Samantha, the owner, asked if I would do a giveaway. Of course, I replied! So here is Samantha with a little bit about her event!

"Bella Kids Fall Consignment Event is taking place in two weeks, September 28-30, 2012 at the Sheldon Events Center at the Alaska State Fairgrounds!  Bella Kids is a seasonal consignment event that is creating a unique avenue for Alaskans to both buy and sell quality new and used kid’s items. Our goal is to provide a fun, convenient, and organized venue for you to recycle your quality used kid’s items and resell them to earn extra money. We strive to bring shoppers exceptional deals in an enjoyable, efficient environment."

"We had a wonderful first event this past April. We had over 40 consignors with over 5,000 items and over 400 shoppers! We also had an amazing turnout of volunteers, who were vital in making our event a success!
If you are interested in our event as a shopper, consignor, or volunteer you can find us at www.bellakids49.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BellaKids. You can also contact me at (907) 841-0916."

 Wanna win a $25 gift certificate to shop at Bella Kids? Just follow the rules! The giveaway closes Monday night! Good luck!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

 Hello all! I'm back from my trip and getting back in the swing of things!

 I wanted to post about our trip to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center we took this summer before it got colder out. You can still visit this cool place in the winter, it's open year round, but I think it's more grand in the summer and fall. Just my opinion. Oh, don't forget to "like" AWCC on Facebook to read their up to date info on animals and events.

 AWCC is an hour south of Anchorage, before the Portage Glacier turn off. AWCC and Portage Glacier makes a great day trip. The rates are $12.50 per person, kids 4-12 are $9 and kids under 4 are free. There is a maximum charge of $35 per car though.

 AWCC sits in a beautiful, scenic area off of Turnagain Arm. It really is breathtaking with the mountains surrounding you. You can drive around the park and get out at each animal exhibit or park and walk. We walked because it was such a nice day and I didnt want to load/unload 3 kids in car seats.

 The center takes in orphaned or hurt animals then rehabilitates them . Each of the animals starts with a sad story, then ends on a happy note because they are living and well taken care of. There were lots of baby animals to see.

 There is a nice gift shop that has lots of Alaska souvenirs as well as a small snack shop. It is a very clean place to visit and I think a must see for those out of town visitors. The only thing that I did not like was the road being what everyone walked on. With 3 kids under the age of 5, it was stressful for me when cars passed. Large tour buses go through there as well. You just have to be sure you are paying attention when the kids are out walking around.

 Be sure to wear clothes that can get dirty. I wish I would of brought the kids rain boots. I tried to keep Brooke out of the first couple puddles. Then I got tired of that because they were everywhere. So I let her go for it. She had to jump in every single one, so she brought up the rear.

 After we ate lunch on the front porch of the AWCC, we drove over to the Beggich Boggs Visitor Center in Portage Glacier. I'll write more on that visit another day. I need to get to bed before my kids wake me up!