Saturday, June 5, 2010

"Shore" Happy

Yes, it has been a while since I posted but after the spring fair and silent auction I took a little trip. Mind you it wasn't to anywhere but just a trip away from doing auction things. Overall, the silent auction went great! We had an amazing group of volunteers who helped with various tasks. There were mailings, phone calls, picking up items, assembling baskets and more. THANK YOU to all who helped with the auction. The spring fair and silent auction were fun and a success. I got caught up in a bidding war for the Bate's Motel Haunted Hayride but alas I drove up the bidding price and the other person won out. My family did win one of the outdoor fun class baskets and we have been enjoying all the treats in that basket especially in this nice warm weather. Have a wonderful summer vacation!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

It is so pleasant today. It was wonderful day to take my youngest to the Brandywine zoo. It's a small zoo but still fun. We both really enjoyed the river otters. Get out and enjoy your day!
Hard to believe that the auction is 2 days away. Come check out the fair and auction this Saturday at the United Sports Training Center. The fair is from 1-4pm. The silent auction bidding CLOSES at 3:30PM. At that time we will close the doors, tally the bids and announce the winners. Cost for the fair is $8 per child. Adults and children under 2 are free. It will be a fun time, plus I hear that the Science Guys will be there too to make slime and other gooey things. Here are some more things for the auction:
Luvin Bugs - "One free pest clean out" Valued at $225. Minimum bid $68
Mary Kay - 2 $50 gift certificates for products.
Pep Boys - Bucket of car wash goodies - $58 value

Monday, April 19, 2010

Working Away

So the big day is this Saturday. Sometimes I feel frazzled as things wrap up for the auction, but it's all coming along nicely due to the amazing group of parents and staff who helped get things ready for the auction. Just today I packed up the truck full of auction items from the classrooms. The class baskets that we have up for auction are: Crafty Kids, Spa Basket for Mom, Family fun, Gardening, Outdoor Fun and Kindergarten's Cooking Tub. Come check out these amazing baskets on Saturday and put some bids in. Other items that have come in are:
Honeybrook Golf Club - Complimentary Round of Golf for Two (Monday through Wednesday only. Golf cart not included. No Holidays) $68 value
Max and Erma’s - $25 gift card
Penn Oaks Golf Club – Complimentary Round of Golf for Four (certain restrictions apply and carts not included, expires 12/21/10) $275 value – Minimum bid $70
Philadelphia 76ers – Autographed photo of Marreese Speights #16
West Bradford Grill – Two, $50 gift cards

Thursday, April 15, 2010


I don't know about you, but my oldest has been asking for these Silly Bandz
bracelets for a while. I had no idea what they were until today. I finally found them at Learning Express Toys in Exton. Really? Why couldn't I have thought about this for an invention. I need a multi million idea.
Here are some fun deals for you:
Dream Dinners of West Chester - donated a $75 gc.
Learning Allegro Music - $50 gift certificate for Learning Allegro which would be good for private lessons, music circles, birthday parties, or summer programs. They are located in Chester Springs, PA.
Learning Express Toys of Exton - donated 3 toys. My youngest already has her eyes set on one of them.
Additional companies that made donations to for the fair/bake sale are:
ACME, Giant Food Stores, Wegmans, Philly Pretzel Factory of Lionville, Sweet Things Bakery, Anothony's Pizza, WAWA, and Rita's Water Ice.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


There is a spring in my step as flowers and trees are blooming. I just love all the colors of the spring season. Now if only I could do something about the bees and wasps and all would be good, except we wouldn't have all these beautiful flowers and trees around. Needless to say we just deal with it, and I hope that my kids won't be so terrified by the bugs.
Here are some things to put a spring in your step:
Boulder Falls Miniature Golf - $25 gc
Bounce U - 2 free open bounce sessions - $18 value
Carrabba's Italian Grill - $45 gc and a basket of goodies - Total value $75
Chick Fil A - 2 certificates for a small nugget party tray - Value $22 each
Delaware Children's Theater - 4 tickets to any Saturday performance for 2010-2011 family subscription series - $40 value
Keswick Theatre - 4 tickets to Beauty and the Beast on Monday, May 24th 2010 at 10:15am. Located in Glenside, PA (near Philadelphia) $30
Stein Mart - Spruce up your home with a lovely basket of home goods - $35 value
The Desmond - $25 gc, not valid on Easter or Mother's Day
Philadelphia Rock Gyms - 3 certificates for one of the following services: Intro to climbing (aged 16 or older); Family Climb package (Sundays 2-4pm at their Valley location only); Family Intro package (Intro to climbing for 1 parent and 2 children). They have 2 locations PRG Valley (near Downingtown/Exton) and PRG Oaks (Near King of Prussia...). $30-59 value each
Sawhorse Concepts - will powerwash a deck or large porch. The contact is John Stites $200 value. Minimum bid starts at $50.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Shannon Marie Photography

Get some cherished photos done by Shannon McLauchlan, Owner of Shannon Marie Photography. From her website, her "style consists of Candids and Lifestyle Portraiture. What does that mean? Think of me as your personal paparazzi. I may give some direction but my main focus is to let you be yourself- without the forced smiles and tense poses. Your session will take place at a mutually agreed upon location. This might mean your house or a local park. Maybe you want something a little more Urban? No idea's? Leave it to me! "
The donation consists of: A Mini Session for a Children's Photography Session, (2) Digital Negatives, (1) 8x10 Art Print, and a custom OOAK 8x10 frame valued at $300.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Spring Break

I am definitely ready for spring break. The last few days were crazy with school functions, practice and various appointments. I just want to sit, relax and not rush to go anywhere. Have a wonderful Spring Break. Here are more great things for the auction:

Bed, Bath & Beyond - $25 gift card
BJ's Wholesale Club - 1 year membership - $45 value
Ron's Original Bar & Grill - Voucher for four standard "ovals". Expires 10/2010. Value $28
Timeless Dwellings - Two hour in-home design consultation with Katie Micciolo. Value $200. Minimum bid starts at $50.