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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Project 52 Week 28 : Summer Treats

In keeping with this week's Project 52 Theme for Week 28 Summer Treats  [I am #25.]   here are a few Florida summer moments that I've captured... [To see my other photos in this  "assignment", click HERE.]

A walk through our local botanical gardens... Leu Gardens... where summer flowers and butterflies abound...

Our local "central park" with the roses in full bloom...

An evening stroll around Lake Lily after dinner with my husband on a cooler, summer night ...Amazingly, Florida has been cooler than most of the rest of the country this summer.

After summer rains, there are usually gorgeous sunsets...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Coupons: Buy Buy Baby and Bed Bath & Beyond

I've posted about Bed Bath & Beyond previously and their generous coupon policy.  I also posted recently about a new sister store that opened in our area called Buy Buy Baby.    I was in our local Bed Bath & Beyond store  yesterday shopping for wedding gifts and noticed they were giving away Buy Buy Baby coupons so I asked about Buy Buy Baby's coupon policy.  Here's what they told me...

Buy Buy Baby accepts Bed Bath & Beyond coupons UP TO THE EXPIRATION DATE.

Remember, that Bed Bath & Beyond accepts their own coupons past this date.  That's why I always cut them out and save them for future use.  To hear that they are good at both shops is great news.

As with all coupons, be sure to check with your local store to make sure the policies are the same.  As I mentioned before, I have not yet visited Buy Buy Baby.

Be sure to check your mail and the papers for these valuable coupons.  When I have a surplus, I pass them on to new brides to help with their bridal registry purchases and setting up  house.  

In addition, I was at a 4th of July party last week and a young friend told me he works at The Christmas Tree Shops in Altamonte Springs AND that this is also a division of Bed Bath & Beyond.  Not sure about their coupon policy but it may be the same as BBBaby.

Doing a little research,  I found this:

Bed Bath has a total of about 1,200 stores, including about 993 under its namesake brand. It also owns 64 buybuy Baby stores, 71 Christmas Tree Shops stores and 45 Harmon stores... Cost Plus, World Market...

Who knew?  Always carry your BBB coupons with you (of any store) as they may be interchangeable!

FREE Small Slurpee 7 Eleven Day 2012

Don't miss out on your free small slurpee today from 7 a.m. - 11 pm!  More details HERE.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Project 52 Week 27 : KaBoom / 4th of July

I can't believe that I missed last week's entry... the first one all year that I did not submit.  Oh, well, here's what I would have submitted for  Project 52's Week 26 / School's Out.  [To see my other photos in this "assignment", click HERE.]

Here are a few 4th of July photos.  I didn't take any of fireworks.  We watched the Capitol Fourth on PBS at a dinner party so I wasn't expecting any photos but when we left, there were fireworks all around the neighborhoods all the way home.  Should have had my camera with me!    Here are few from the day...

 The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse...

The spiral staircase walk up...not for those who are antsy of heights!

Lots of history in these old buildings...

Plus a  few kitschy things we saw across the street from the gift shop...

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Coupons: Buy Buy Baby

Check out this fairly new store-- part of Bed Bath & Beyond. I have not been there yet but heard that it is well stocked and nicely organized. Check it out!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

FREE Starbucks Tall Coffee on July 4, 2012

If you're out and about, head over to Starbucks for a FREE tall brewed coffee.  Today only, July 4, 2012.

More info, click HERE.

Monday, July 2, 2012

FREE Local Event : July 4 Celebration

We've done this in the past especially when our children were elementary - middle school age. I took this photo on Saturday. They were already prepping the park, planting flowers, etc.

Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration in the Park
Winter Park Central Park
Wednesday, July 4
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

...The annual celebration will feature live patriotic music performed by the Bach Festival Brass Band and Bach Festival Choir, horse-drawn wagon rides, Orlando Cloggers, Rockin’ Roadster Road Show and much more! Children’s activities will include the annual bicycle parade at 9 a.m. (lineup begins at 8:30 a.m.) from City Hall to Central Park, as well as fun games and inflatables. Free hot dogs, watermelon and water will available for all to enjoy, while supplies last. Families and friends are also invited to stroll along Park Avenue and Hannibal Square to shop and dine at the wide selection of shops and eateries...

For more information, click HERE.

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