Dollywood’s Splash Country Splash Sale- Tickets Just $24!!


There are just two weekends left to enjoy the refreshing fun of Dollywood’s Splash Country! With this special “Splash Sale,” you can purchase tickets to Dollywood’s Splash Country for just $24 (+ tax), a savings of up to $25 off a regular one-day water park ticket!

Take advantage of this exclusive online-only offer to experience one of TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Water Parks. Hurry, this deal ends Friday, Aug. 25 at 11:59 p.m. EDT!

Note: Offer available for online purchase only on Dollywood’s Splash Country one-day admission. Offer cannot be combined with any other offers. Ticket available to use by Sept. 04, 2017.

If you’re new to Splash Country my friend Teronya has a great overview here.  If you want the details on food check out my other friend Lindsay’s post here. You can also check out the details on the new Calming Area at Dollywood’s Splash Country

Walmart: Coleman 70-Quart Xtreme Cooler and Two Ozark Trail 30oz Tumblers Only $37 Shipped

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Do you have summer fun planned that requires a cooler?! Head over to  to get this Coleman 70-Quart Xtreme Marine Cooler AND two Ozark Trail 30oz Stainless Steel Tumblers for just $37.37 shipped! This is a great deal!

Please note that there are other colors available for the tumblers but the price will be just slightly higher if you opt for the colors versus the stainless steel. And you  need to choose the same color for both of your tumblers. If you try to add two different colors, you won’t be able to add the bundle to your cart.

Amazon: 12 Pack of Gatorade 20oz Bottles Only $7.20 Shipped (Just 60¢ Per Bottle)

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Do you need Gatorade for this summer? Head to where they are offering Gatorade Fierce Thirst Quencher 20oz Bottles Variety 12-Pack for only $7.20 shipped when you opt to Subscribe and Save. That’s like paying just 60¢ per bottle delivered to your door!

This variety pack includes four Fierce Grape, four Fierce Melon, and four Fierce Fruit Punch + Berry flavored Gatorade beverages.

Remember, when you sign up for Subscribe and Save, you are under NO obligation whatsoever and can cancel at anytime. To cancel or modify your Subscribe and Save items, just click on “my account” and then “subscriptions” and then you can cancel and/or modify anything you want.

Regal Summer Movie Express 2017: $1 Family Movies Start Tomorrow!

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Just wanted to remind everyone that Regal  Cinemas will once again host their Summer Movie Express! Family friendly movies are just  $1 each throughout the summer on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and all the frugal fun starts tomorrow, June 6, 2017.

In our area, Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX, Regal Knoxville Center Stadium 10 and Regal West Town Mall Stadium 9 are participating in this promotion.  Movies will start June 6, 2016. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. Each week both movies play on both days.

Week 1

Tue June 6 and Wed June 7

Kung Fu Panda 3
Ice Age: Collision Course

Week 2

Tue June 13 & Wed June 14

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Week 3

Tue June 20 & Wed June 21

Monster Trucks
Penguins of Madagascar

Week 4

Tue June 27 & Wed June 28

Rio 2
The Boxtrolls

Week 5

Tue July 4 & Wed July 5

The Secret Life of Pets


Week 6

Tue July 11 & Wed July 12

Kubo and the Two Strings
Ratchet and Clank

Week 7

Tue July 18 & Wed  July 19

The Spongebob Square Pants Movie: Sponge Out of Water
The Adventures of Tin Tin

Week 8

Tue July 255 & Wed July 26

Happy Feet 2
Cats & Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Week 9

Tue August 1 & Wed August 2

The Lego Batman Movie

Zoo Knoxville: $5 Off Admission for Knox, Anderson, Union, Grainger, Jefferson, Sevier, Blount, Loudon and Roane County Residents (June 5-8)

To kick off summer, Zoo Knoxville is offering residents of nine local counties $5 off general zoo admission Monday, June 5, through Thursday, June 8, 2017. Residents of Knox, Anderson, Union, Grainger, Jefferson, Sevier, Blount, Loudon and Roane counties are eligible for discounted admission.

The zoo is offering this discount to encourage locals to visit on a weekday before peak tourist season. “We have had a lot of interest from our local residents about all the exciting new things happening at Zoo Knoxville. We hope by offering discounted admission on days when our crowds are lighter it will encourage an early summer ‘day-vacation’ so they can experience it for themselves. Residents of Knox and our neighboring counties are great zoo supporters and our best zoo ambassadors for tourists visiting our area, and we appreciate them.”

We finally made it to the Tiger Forest at Asian Trek exhibit last week and it is fantastic! The zoo also has a full schedule of encounters with animal ambassadors and talks by animal caretakers, camel rides and the Clayton Safari Splash water play area available daily.
To receive $5 off zoo admission, residents of eligible counties may show any identification with their address at the zoo’s ticket window. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount or coupon.

Screen Time Issues Solved : Our Summer System

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Screen Time. 

It is a whole thing in this house.  

During the school year it is not that big of an issue because we are busy but then summer…..

I have been reading a lot about kids and video game/ screen time addiction. I am a believer. We are three days into summer break and I just cannot take anymore asking, arguing, whining, fighting, eye rolling, zoning out.  I. Cannot.

Ultimately THE HUSBAND and I are to blame because we allowed the Xbox, Kindle, iPad, computer, TV etc into our home.  So I solved it with the token system. 

My hope is that their brains don’t turn to mush this summer, that they realize playing outside or with friends really is more fun and a little responsibility and work along the way is a good thing.  This should help us get all the rewards from summer reading programs. 

I cannot take total credit for this system. My bother-in-law has used it for a while and shared the details with me, then I customized it to our house.  


The Rules

Everyone gets 5 tokens for the week.

Each token is good for 30 minutes of screen time. (ANY screen)

You get new tokens every Monday.

If at the end of the week , by some miracle, you have tokens left over you get $1 per token.  The do not roll over.

Using your Tokens

You are responsible for setting your own timer, or asking me to set one.  If you do not, or you go over your time you lose the rest of your tokens.  (It’s also about personal responsibility and integrity. Plus, you have 3 brothers ready to throw you under the bus at any time. 🙂  )

You  do not have to ask to use your tokens, you can use any screen you want to play approved games etc.  Just put your token in the jar.

Earning Tokens

You can earn extra tokens for reading and math

Oldest Son (11)- 3o  minutes of reading and two math pages from the books his teacher sent home= 1 token

Middle Sons (7-9) 20 minutes of reading and one math page /or 10 minutes on with multiplication flash cards= 1 token

Youngest Son (5)- 15 minutes “reading” , working on his letter sounds or looking through books and one math page=1 token

Special Rules

Help me, they have already thought us so many special scenarios where they do not have to use tokens.

Family movie nights

ABC Mouse or Relfex Math on computer

Of course the play room has to be picked up in the morning and all chores have to be done before any screen time.

What is your system for electronics?!  I always love hearing how you guys manage things.   Feel free to try any or all of this, change it to fit your household and let me know how it goes!

Sonic Drive In Half Price Shakes All Day Today, May 25th

Need a school is out treat today? Or just a Thursday treat?

Get half-off Shakes and Ice Cream Slushes ALL DAY today at SONIC! Offer valid only on May 25, 2017, at participating SONIC ® Drive-In restaurants while supplies last.

Limit 5. Tax not included. Add-Ins cost extra. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.

If you can’t make it today, don’t be too sad, shakes and ice cream slushes are half price after 8pm all summer!