Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Free Summer Bowling

There is an awesome new program to give children the opportunity to bowl for Free. You can check it out at Kids Bowl Free to see if there is an alley near you. It's easy to sign up and fun for the whole family. From what I can see this is available in the U.S. and Canada!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Plant Sales: It's That Time Of Year Again!

I can't believe it's Spring! It seems like time has gone so fast this winter and now we're almost in April. Every time I open the door I'm surprised by how warm it's getting outside. Trips to the park are becoming more frequent and I'm absolutely excited to plant this year. It's slow going, but my gardens are looking better and better each year.


Buying plants at plant sales is one of the simple ways I save money on my garden each year. While I like to purchase baskets and flowers that are annual I have also picked up a few perennials and other plants to enhance the gardens.

Here are a few of the plant sales coming up:

Thursday April 14th - Sunday April 17th (See Fair Hours)
This is part of the Spring Fair at the Puyallup Fairgrounds.

Children's Hospital 87th Annual Garden Sale
Saturday April 15th 12-6pm
Many of these plants were propagated on the Hospital grounds and their groundskeepers will be there to offer expert advice!
6901 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 (Seattle Children's Administrative Offices)

Puget Sound Dahlia Association Tuber Sale
Saturday April 1st - Sunday April 2nd 11am-7pm & 9am-5pm
Faith Lutheran Church, Seattle

Saturday April 9th 9am-5pm
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, Bellevue

Arboretum Foundation Early Bloomers Plant Sale
Saturday April 9th 10am-2pm
At Washington Park Arboretum Plant Donation and the Pat Calvert Greenhouse

Arboretum FlorAbundance Spring Plant Sale
Saturday April 30th-Sunday May 1st 9am-5pm & 10am-2pm
Warren G. Magnuson Park (Building 30) 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle

Kubota Garden Spring Plant Sale
Saturday May 7th 9am-1pm
9817 51st Ave S, Seattle 98118 (Check out their beautiful gardens too!)

Rotary Club Plant Sale
Usually Mid May - It's not on their site yet.
Kent-Meridian High School

Seattle Tilth's Edible Plant Sales
Check their site for dates and locations (there are a few in May).

Search for others online & watch for them in your local newspapers!

Pomander Balls: The Idea Room

These are adorable. I want to make a whole bunch of them. I'm thinking these would be great for a girls night! Anyone?

Much Thanks to Amy of The Idea Room for an awesome tutorial.

Just Between Friends Sale

Just Between Friends Sale THIS WEEK!

Get your free Admission pass HERE.

Over 19,000 square feet of quality used children's and maternity items (and some new) at unbelievably low prices!

April 1st - 3rd
Puyallup Fair & Event Center
Expo Hall - Enter at Gold Gate (9th & Meridian)
Free Parking in Gold Lot (directions)

Friday, April 1st
9am - Noon  First Time Parent & Military Family Early Entrance (must pre-register)
Noon - 8pm Public Sale
Saturday, April 2nd
9am - 5pm Public Sale
5:30pm - 7:00pm Volunteer Half Price Party (volunteers + 1 guest)
Sunday, April 3rd
9am - 3pm HALF PRICE Public Sale

JBF Families Helping Families!
100% Admission Proceeds will be Donated to the Red Cross disaster relief efforts in Japan.

Featured Businesses at the Sale:
Bethany Sweet, Licensed Massage Practitioner
Chad's Twisted Fun (Balloon Twisting for the Kids!)
Close To My Heart
Cookie Lee Jewelry
Hogan GlassWorks
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Miche Bags
Olivia's Boutique
Pampered Chef
Rebecca Rich Photography
Sassy Bags
Silpada Designs Jewelry
Stacey McRae Photography
Stella & Dot
Thirty-One Gifts

First Time Parents & Military Fa
milies: You will receive your Early Entrance email tomorrow (Monday) with all the details about shopping early on Friday.
Consignors: Please read the "Consignor Reminders" email that you will receive in a few moments.
  4, 8 or 12 hour volunteers - get to shop early at the Presale on Friday.