We’re saying Cheers in 2017 with an Ovation Brands giveaway

Disclosure: We received a prize package from Ovation Brands. Opinions shared are mine. Cheers in 2017 to you, too!


Remember America’s most lovable bear in a coat?  He’s being featured in the new “Beary Great” Family Night promotion from the Ovation Brands® portfolio of restaurants- Ryan’s®, HomeTown® Buffet, Old Country Buffet®, Country Buffet®– and Furr’s Fresh Buffet® . The New Years promotion is centered on teddy bears and adventure. We’ve always been impressed with the interactive activities provided during Family Night.  Be sure to visit your local Ovation Brand restaurant every Thursday from 4p.m. to close, with activities taking place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. [Read more…]

Tri-Cities Escape Game in Bristol, TN

Tri-Cities Escape Game - savingsinseconds.com

Looking for a fun activity to do as a family, double date, or birthday celebration?  Find your nearest Escape Game!  This trend is taking hold all over the country. Our local version is called the Tri-Cities Escape Game, located in Bristol, TN.  We took the kids for a fun adventure in the Twister Room!   [Read more…]

Zero calorie stocking stuffer treats – Trust My Heart, Pixie Scents

Disclosure: I received these products to sample. Opinions shared are mine.

Chocolate might be on Santa’s list, but many of us look for zero calorie stocking stuffer treats.  Consider these goodies for guilt-free indulgence!

Pixie Scents

We just returned from a family trip to Disney World.  On one chilly evening, my son passed a popcorn cart and couldn’t stop thinking about it.  After he asked for some “buttery popcorn” the third time, we had to stop at the cart and get some! [Read more…]

The Disney Art Studio kit can make the holidays bright

Disclosure: Post contains affiliate links and I received this Disney Art Studio from the publisher. Opinions shared are mine.

Enter to win the Disney Art Studio - savingsinseconds.com #giveaway

Getting my holiday shopping finished before Thanksgiving may seem like a lofty goal, but it’s so worth it in the end.  By getting all the gifts purchased by November, it’s easier to enjoy the holidays.  This year, one of my nieces will be receiving the Disney Art Studio.  It’s perfect for budding artists who want to keep a little bit of Disney magic at home!  [Read more…]

Turkey Day ideas – Disney art studio, games, and movies US/CAN

Disclosure: I received the Disney Art Studio kit from Thunder Bay Press. Post and giveaway form contain affiliate links; opinions shared are mine.

Do you remember the days of sitting at the kids’ table?  I loved holidays with the family, but there were always some boring moments where we had to listen to adult conversation.  This year, seal the deal as the favorite aunt or uncle and set out some fun art studio supplies and entertainment for the kids.  Here are some ideas to get you started!
Enter the #TurkeyDay16 #giveaway for a chance to #win the Disney Art Studio! Savingsinseconds.com
[Read more…]

The Bagel Exchange is a delight! Kingsport, TN

The Bagel Exchange - Kingsport, TN featured on savingsinseconds.com

It’s been a while since I shared a great restaurant with you. Let me introduce you to The Bagel Exchange! This hidden gem is located in downtown Kingsport, TN.  It’s sure to become a family favorite!  [Read more…]

How to save money on snacks at Disney World

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Opinions shared are mine.

Amazon $15 Giveaway - enter at savingsinseconds.com

Our family has been blessed to travel to Disney World several times.  Snacks at Disney World are part of the fun. Alas, when we are Disney I rarely think about taking pictures of the food. I’m so busy eating it!   Thankfully, I found a way to avoid packing our snacks for Disney World.   [Read more…]

Entertainment to take when you’re travelin’ with BABY

Disclosure: I am an NCircle Entertainment blogger and a Tommy Mommy; we received these products to feature. Opinions shared are mine.

Traveling with baby can be a real adventure.  When my kids were small, we took many road trips to visit family and take vacations.  It seemed like we had to take tremendous amounts of gear with us!  Looking back, we probably didn’t need ALL of it.  There were some key items that helped make the trip easier, though. Here’s some entertainment to take along, as well as a few other ideas that you might keep in mind.  Keep reading to find out more!

[Read more…]

Fall Break getaway — Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC

Fall Getaway - Biltmore Estate Asheville, NC  savingsinseconds.com

This summer when my grandmother and cousin visited, we had a little time on our hands. We spent most of it watching the entire Downton Abbey series.  Of course, that warranted a trip to the Biltmore Estate!  It was the closest thing we have to the Abbey, after all.  [Read more…]

Battle at Bristol fans – stop by Blackbird Bakery in Bristol, TN

Heading to Bristol, TN this weekend for the Battle at Bristol?  Be sure to stop by the Blackbird Bakery downtown.  You won’t be disappointed!  It’s right off State Street, but the parking isn’t easy to find so take what you can get.  When you enter, you’ll see the beautifully restored building that houses the bakery.  You’ll probably have to stand in line, but it’s totally worth the wait.  Let me indulge you for a moment.

Blackbird Bakery - key lime cheesecake! savingsinseconds.com

Key lime cheesecake, my friends.

Here’s where you can get it ……  [Read more…]

badge