Thursday, October 31, 2013

Nearly FREE Photo Book deals

These sites are almost always offering good deals on printing photo books.  The holidays is a great time to take advantage of these special offers.  What a great gift for Grandma to get a hard bound book of the grandkids! 

York Photo offers a free 5x7 softcover book, plus shipping.

Grovebook is an interesting site that allows you to upload 100 photos each month and pay only $2.99 for a photobook.  The first one is free. The book comes perforated so that you can easily pull the photos out for framing or scrapbooking.  It's a good way to get photos off of your computer and phone.

Shutterfly is offering an 8" x 8" hardcover photo book for only the price of shipping, until Dec. 4.  I have gotten in on this deal in the past.  The book is pretty nice, but you need to make sure and use high resolution photos.

Walgreen's has a free 8" x 10"  collage print available until Nov. 4.

Fwd: Christmas for Kids ***Calling all Shoppers***

I am forwarding this information from Christmas for Kids.  It is an organization that brings Christmas to a needy family.  I have volunteered to shop with a child for the past several years and it is an amazing experience.  This is adults only volunteering, but it is fun and worth the time.  Read the email, look at their website, and consider helping in any way you can.

Sent: 10/31/2013 11:12:00 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time
Subj: Christmas for Kids ***Calling all Shoppers***

A little changes a life!


Since 1985, donations of time, merchandise and cash has allowed Christmas for Kids to provide a wonderful Christmas for upwards of 600 local underprivileged children. 


Join Christmas for Kids this year on December 4th, 2013 @ Fred Meyer, Hollywood location @ 30th & Broadway for a day that can only be described as unforgettable.


Those of you that have previously volunteered and witnessed the impact your time had in a kid's, or an entire family's, life know what we mean.  Don't hesitate... click here and reserve you, or your teams, time to shop with a kid or be an all-day elf.   


Those of you that are hearing about this for the first time or just don't quite know what Christmas for Kids is and why it's so special, please take a moment and click here to read the Christmas for Kids story or read some stories from those personally touched by clicking here.  If you would like to jump in as a first time volunteer this year, make your reservations here.


By combining donations time, merchandise and cash Christmas for Kids is able to make every $1 donated result in $2.82 in Christmas shopping for an underprivileged kid. Your donation of any kind makes an exponential impact on those that need it the most. 




Thank you everyone for continuing to keep the Christmas magic alive.


Christmas for Kids

Christmas For Kids Foundation
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Movies for the Family

Even though this is a holiday of the scary, it's not that difficult to find fun and laughter at Halloween.  Here are some movies that everyone in your family can enjoy.  There might still be some sort of scary scenes in a few of these.  It is Halloween afterall.

  • Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Corpse Bride
  • Frankenweenie
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Halloween Town
  • Scooby Doo on Zombie Island
    • Any Scooby Doo cartoons
  • Harry Potter
    • Any of the movies from the 7 book franchise.
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Laurel and Hardy Meet Frankenstein, or the Mummy.
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Monsters Inc.
  • Monster House
  • ParaNorman
  • The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
    • Gotta love Don Knotts
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
    • Animated Disney version of course.
  • Disney's Monster Mash
  • It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
A few for older kids.  Some of these have stronger language and scare factor.
  • ET
  • The Simpsons Tree House of Terror episodes.
  • Monster Squad
  • Gremlins or Gremlins 2
  • Ghostbusters
  • Ghosts on the Loose
  • Vintage 50's Monster Movies
    • These aren't so scary by today's standards.
    • I Was a Teenage Werewolf
    • Creature From the Black Lagoon
    • LOTS of others.
  • Twilight Zone episodes
  • Young Frankenstein
If your children get scared this time of year, talk to them before watching any of these films.  A little reassuring from a trusted adult BEFORE they get scared is a lot more helpful then after!  If in doubt, watch the movie yourself first.

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fwd: Library program tomorrow evening

Disaster Preparedness tomorrow Oct. 29  at 6:30 pm @Your Canby Public Library.
Everyone should be prepared. Please join us for this workshop presented by the American Red Cross.
Hanna Hofer

Programming/Public Relations
Canby Public Library


Friday, October 25, 2013

MORE Halloween Fun!!

There are so many fun activities happening for Halloween this year.  Don't forget to check out the Halloween Activities Guide for SO MANY fun things to do, as well as the events calendar.  In addition to that, there is a FREE comic book giveaway and costume contest (some locations) happening at nearby Comic Book Shops all over the Portland area.

Halloween Comic Fest is this weekend!  Click here to locate a participating shop.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Free Halloween Party at the Portland Aquarium Oct. 26 and Oct. 31

From their email update list....


Happy Halloween Portland Aquarium Fans!

Celebrate Halloween at the Aquarium

Mark your calendars! Saturday, October 26th, we will be having a

Join us for all sorts of fun. The aquarium will be decorated with Halloween in mind.
* Free admission for all costume-wearers.
* $5 admission for everyone not wearing a costume.
  • Free face painting will be offered.
  • The Oregon Mermaids will be on location (12-2pm) offering Mermaid Tales and crafts. Decorate paper bags to trick or treat with!
  • Food will be provided for purchase by Lew’s Drive-In.
  • Kaylee Hampton, Miss Clackamas Teen USA will be there to sign autographs from 10-1pm. (See photo of Kaylee at the aquarium, right.)
  • Last but certainly not least, free “Behind the Scenes” tours will be available to all guests that would like to take a closer look at the excellent care we are taking with all our animals. Just ask a staff member.
All revelers uploading a photo of themselves to our Facebook page in their Halloween Costume between October 26 and October 31 will have a chance to win an annual family pass. Photo with the most likes wins. We look forward to all your fun costumes!
If you can’t make October 26, we will be allowing costume-wearers into the aquarium again for free on October 31. On this day you can trick or treat and enjoy the aquarium animals to your hearts content! We welcome you either day.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Fwd: Enjoy the PERKiest Haunts Portland has to offer


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Enjoy the PERKiest Haunts Portland has to offer!

Admission into 2 Horrifying Scream Attractions for only $15

100% of profits to go to schools and non-profits. The ONLY haunt where the monsters WILL try and touch you and you can shoot live human zombies!  BUY NOW!

Half Off Fear Asylum Haunted House

Can you survive the scariest haunt in Portland? Imagine two stories, over 25-THOUSAND SQUARE FEET AND OVER 18 ROOMS OF BLOOD-CURDLING TERROR!  BUY NOW!

2 for 1 Entries to The Haunted Ghost Town

The Haunted Ghost Town takes you through the spooky, eerie and frightening tour of the Old West. Begin your journey in the haunted saloon and see how far you make it through.  BUY NOW!

The Devil's Night Boogie Down includes exclusive haunt and 2 sets of music from Tapwater on October 30th

Prepare yourself for a Halloween Celebration like none you have ever experienced before.  BUY NOW!

Half Off Entry to The Haunted MAiZE at The Pumpkin Patch

The Original Haunted MAiZE at The Pumpkin Patch opens its unlit pathways to let brave patrons wander through four acres of terrifying twists and turns.  BUY NOW!

The MAiZE at The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island

"Keep Portland Weird," a slogan that evokes pride in many Portlanders, is the inspiration for this year's MAiZE "Keep Portland Lost."  BUY NOW!

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Halloween Time 2013!

Happy Halloween!! I've updated the Halloween Activities page, which includes Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Haunted Attractions, and Holiday Specials.  I'm most excited about the new "Toy Story of Terror" which airs Wednesday, October 16 at 8pm on ABC.

It seems that all of the local deal sites have half price admission tickets for many of the area Haunted Attractions.  I will be adding more info about that later this weekend.  Look for discounts before you head out!  Many of their sites also have coupon links, so check those too. 

Happy Haunting!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Free Honey Sesame Chicken at Panda Express on Wednesday.

Follow this link and print out the coupon for free Honey Sesame Chicken.
I've already tried the chicken and even though they say it isn't, it's spicy. In fact mine was super spicy!  I was hoping it would taste more like their Honey Walnut Shrimp, which I LOVE!
When Panda offers free food there is usually a pretty good line.  It's not that bad, but don't wait in the drive thru, that would be a waste of gas.