American Museum of Magic

Where we went:  American Museum of Magic  (as of May 2015 rates were $5 adults and $3.50 kids) Where is it located:  Marshall, MI How much time do you need:  We spent about an hour in the museum.  It’s not huge, but it was worth the visit. Their claim to fame is holding the second largest collection of Magic paraphernalia […]

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Are you a coupon clipper?

I’m not sure about you … but I love a great deal!  I do use coupons, sometimes as many as 20 or more on my weekly grocery purchase.  As a busy mom of 2 I’m always looking to cut my grocery bill somewhere.  Recently, I started looking around for information on HOW those extreme couponers get SO MANY coupons of some specific items.  I do use great sites like Coupon Mom ( http://www.couponmom.com/ )  to find printable coupons, but typically the coupon limit is 2 prints per computer.  Well, I only own one computer. In all of my research I found listings for a couple of sites that offer coupon services.  Essentially, they purchase gobs of weekend coupon inserts from the distribution companies that send them out to be included in your Sunday newspaper.  They clip those coupons and provide them for sale on their sites.  Typically, the handling fee they charge is the handling fee on the coupon, that stores receive for their trouble of submitting the coupons for refund.  At the time I was doing this research, a coupon was available for something we use all the time- an all natural, no preservative lunchmeat.  The coupon cost was $0.08 each so I bit the bullet and ordered 6 of them, along with a few other coupons I thought I might use.  After shipping it cost about $1.60 total and would have saved me over $5.  I felt like […]

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Welcome!

This blog has been in the “thinking” stage for quite some time.  I have been running a creative blog for many years- at http://www.createwithtraci.com This blog is quite a bit different.  As a busy mom of 2 with a full time and 2 part time jobs- I sometimes feel like I”m failing miserably at staying on top of things.  This site is a one stop shop to find reviews that you can use- whether you’re looking for kid-friendly travel ideas, recipes, food and product reviews etc..  Please be patient as I work to build resources and the site in general.  I would love comments on how to make it more user friendly. ALSO, if you’re a busy mom and you’d like to provide a review to the site for readers to see, I’d love to have you share.  If you are a business and would like to provide a product for review- please contact me. Thanks for stopping by and seeing what this is all about! Traci

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Gulf Shores Vacation

If you’re looking for a GREAT vacation with kids, that includes all the fun of a beach vacation and some history lessons thrown in- a trip to Gulf Shores Alabama is a great place to start!  We traveled here in early April for Spring Break. Where we stayed:  Gulf Shores Plantation. How long we stayed:  5 nights Our experience at […]

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