The Picky Chick Fall Consignment Sale Aug. 28 & 29 & VIP Pass & T-shirt Giveaway!

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The Picky Chick Fall Pop-Up Consignment sale is happening August 28th &29th.  In light of my recent announcement you can imagine that I am Super excited about this sale!  We were “done” so I had given everything maternity and baby away to other young moms I knew!  Time to restock.

Event: The Picky Chick Fall Pop-up Consignment Sale Event
 The Grande Event Center at the Knoxville Expo Center, 5441 Clinton Hwy., Knoxville, TN 37912
Dates: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. August 28 & 29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. August 30 (Half-price day)

Details: A three-day Fall/Winter pop-up children’s consignment sale event. Shop for baby equipment, cloth diapers, strollers and clothes, gently-worn kids’ clothing, toys and books for up to 50-90% off regular retail prices. All in one place, at one time. This season expect to find deals on winter outerwear, Halloween costumes, toys and video games for Christmas. Shop popular brands for picky teens in the new Juniors’ boutique area. Pay $5 at the door and shop early between 6-8 p.m. August 27 during the Charity presale (Proceeds to benefit a local-area school). More info:; follow on Instagram @thepickychick and on Facebook for regular updates!

Even more good news, I’m giving away a Picky Chick t-shirt and a free VIP pass that is good for entry after 4 p.m. on Wednesday August 27. The charity presale  does not start until 6 p.m. o these passes are a hot commodity!

Use the rafflecopter form below to enter! Good Luck!!

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Giveaway- Win Tennessee Valley Fair Tickets!


The Tennessee Valley Fair is almost here! It is happening September 5-14, 2014.  Of course there are the rides and the food and the animals and this year  there are so many fun special events! Kiddie Land, Magic shows, nightly fireworks,a petting zoo and the ego® Extravaganza just to name a few. It is a great year to visit the fair.

AND, you can still get in on Early Bird prices. Admission tickets, ride armbands, and concert tickets are discounted through September 4. If you plan ahead, you’ll save money! The fair also offers a number of discount days:

Opening Day Special – $1.00 Admission!
Friday, September 5, 2014
In celebration of our 95th year, fairgoers can enter the Fairgrounds on Friday, September 5 for only $1! Discount begins at 3:00 p.m. and ends promptly at 4:35 p.m.

Tailgating Day
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Wear University of Tennessee colors and get $1 off each adult admission.

Scout Day
Saturday, September 6, 2014
All current Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts (18 years and under) receive FREE admission with proper identification. Come enjoy activities just for Scouts and earn a special patch.

Guidebook $3 Off Coupon
Monday, September 8 – Thursday, September 11, 2014
Take advantage of $3 off an adult admission (w/ coupon) when you come to the Fair on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Coupon available in our 2014 Guidebook or exclusively from Metropulse or the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Student Day
Monday, September 8, 2014
Students 12th grade and under receive FREE admission from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by: Fox 43 and Hot 104.5 FM

Senior Home Assistance of Tennessee Senior Citizen’s Day
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Seniors age 65+ receive FREE admission all day. Special entertainment, events and contests for seniors in the Pepsi Community Tent. To download our official 2014 Senior Day brochure, click here.
Sponsored by Senior Home Assistance of Tennessee.

Penny 4 Arts Day
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Students 12th grade and under participating in the Penny 4 Arts Program offered by the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Greater Knoxville receive FREE admission from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. (Participants must obtain voucher from Penny4Arts website)

Tennessee Education Lottery Day
Thursday, September 11, 2014
$3.00 off adult admission with any non-winning Tennessee Lottery ticket.
Sponsored by: Tennessee Education Lottery

Tailgating Day
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Wear University of Tennessee colors and get $1 off each adult admission.

Hometown Heroes Day
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Current and past military, policeman, deputy sheriffs, firefighters, first responders & current teachers receive FREE admission with proper identification.
Presented by: Regions Bank / Sponsored by WBIR Ch. 10 and WIVK 107.7 FM

**Please Note: Discounts cannot be combined with other offers** Questions? Call (865) 215-1471

The fun folks at the Tennessee Valley Fair have given some tickets to give away to my awesome readers! So, use the rafflecopter form below and you can enter to win one of four (4) family four (4) pack or one of two (2) family five (5) packs of tickets to the Tennessee Valley Fair! Good Luck!

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Where I Have Been and a BIG Announcement



First, thanks to all of you who have messaged and commented asking if everything was OK and where all the great deals are. It is so nice to feel loved.

I am fine.  We are all fine.

There has been a major life development around here.   Baby number 5 is arriving in March!!!

I know! Feel free to sit down. We were just as surprised!  I was so tired for few weeks I thought I was at the beginning of an MS relapse. It never crossed my mind there could be another reason.

So, on top of school starting (which is crazy) and four young boys who keep wanting to eat a few times a day and who keep wearing clothes so there is always laundry  I have been sick. So. Sick.

That, my beloved readers, is where I have been. Mostly, on my couch or in my comfy chair trying to survive the  nausea and exhaustion of the first trimester.

I am happy to report there is a light at the end of the tunnel and I am coming back.  :)  Thanks for you patience and your concern.

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Multiple Sclerosis Connect Free Guide- tips & advice

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Those of you who have been reading Coupon Katie for a while know why I am posting this. I love a good freebie and I am living with MS.

If you or anyone you know/love has MS you can gt a FREE GUIDE full of tips and advice from the Multiple Sclerosis Connect members and experts that will be valuable to both newly diagnosed patients and those who have had MS for years.

Multiple Sclerosis Connect is an online support community where you’ll find additional help for taking control, including insights and inspiring success stories from people who live with MS, too.


And just in case you missed it here is more of my MS story:

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Back to School Mini Photo Sessions with Knoxville Photographer Suzanne McNeil




I love this idea!  It is such a cute way to mark the beginning of a new year.

A great local photographer, Suzanne McNeil is offering Back to School Mini-Session Friday, August 15 and Saturday, August 16. Sessions are 20 minutes long and cost $50 (+ tax). The shoot can be for up to four siblings per session. You will receive at least 10 digital images in an online gallery for easy download. The session is located in the Cedar Bluff Area. You can go here  see example images for a  session.  To book your mini-session, just click here.

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Ripley’s: $10 Admission for Tennessee Residents at All 8 Ripley’s Tennessee Attractions


ripleys-gatlinburgRemember I told you about $10 admission to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies?  Well, great news the $10 admission for Tennessee residents is now available at all 8 Ripley’s Tennessee Attractions!!

Ripley’s is offering all Tennessee residents  the opportunity to visit any of its Sevier County attractions for just $10 plus tax per person/per visit. Children under 2 years old are free. Some of the attractions are offering admission prices lower than $10 for children of certain ages, so you will pay the lower price.  You cannot purchase tickets online, they must be purchased at ticket counter , just mention the promo code 10 for Tennessee and show your valid Tennessee ID.

Ripley’s $10 for Tennessee promotion lasts through Labor Day, September 1, 2014 and includes:

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium

Ripley’s 5D Moving Theater

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze

Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf

Ripley’s Old McDonald Mini-Golf

Guinness World Records Attractions

To take advantage of this offer,  adults must be a Tennessee resident with a valid Tennessee ID. $10 for Tennessee offer is not available with other discounts, offers, or combos.

For more information about Ripley’s Gatlinburg attractions, call (865) 436-5096.

Thanks, Jane & Sevier News Messenger

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Free Clothing & School Supply For Kids This Saturday at Faith United Methodist Church


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Faith United Methodist Church held the ribbon cutting Sunday for its new Kids Kloset. Just in time for the new Knox County school year. Kids’ Kloset is a new mission to provide the neediest children in North Knoxville with the new clothes and school supplies they need, but cannot afford. Located at the church, local children and their families can visit the Kids Kloset and receive clothing and school supplies at no cost.

The idea for the program came when FUMC children and youth leaders, Bryan and Vicki Easterday, realized the vast amount of children in the surrounding area who need help. Upon the realization that schools down the street have 87 percent of students on free or reduced lunch, many of those children also struggle to get clothing and school supplies.  Faith UMC is here to help meet these needs.

The Kids’ Kloset was built entirely on donated materials.  Donors included Tindell’s Builders, B & B Builders, Conner Siding, 84 Lumber and Prestige Cleaners.  Jason Baker, church member and owner of B & B Builders built the structure free of charge.

The church has been overwhelmed by donations from the community to help fill the Kids Kloset. We have clothing for children 0 – high school ages, shoes, back packs and school supplies. We are thankful for the donations and will be looking forward to the community continuing to donate to the Kids’ Kloset.

Knox County Commissioner R. Larry Smith was in attendance at Sunday’s ribbon cutting, and says the program is going to make a huge difference in the district.

The first day the children and their families can visit the Kids Kloset is Saturday, August 2 from 9 am until noon.

After that, it will be open the third Saturday of every month from 9 am until noon, and the first Wednesday of every month from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

For more information, contact Faith United Methodist Church at 865-688-1000 or thru the website, .  Faith is located at 1120 Dry Gap Pike Knoxville TN 37918.

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