Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sales & Summer fun

A Southern Season located in the University Mall in Chapel Hill is having a huge store-wide sale. Starting on May 30-June 7 select items including the following brands Veitri, Godiva, Vera Bradley, Thymes and Wusthof will be marked down from 20-75% off. Visit Southern Season for more details.
While you're at the University Mall be sure to check-out the other local boutiques inside the mall plus The Red Hen, a great children's consignment shop.

Style on Salem a cute women's fashion boutique located on Salem Street in downtown Apex is having a sale on their jewelry. Get Half off all their jewelry through Saturday, June 2.

The Eva Perry Regional Library in Apex is offering a Mom and Me Pilates class for parents/caregivers with a pre-crawler child. Jamie Sharpe, a PMA certified teacher, will be leading the class. Classes will be held on Thursdays. Attendees need to bring a yoga mat, towel and water. To register for the class, please call 919-387-2100.

Park West Village shopping center in Morrisville will be having its grand opening celebration on Saturday, June 2 from 4-9 pm. Bring the family and enjoy free food and drinks, live music, kid activities, a treasure hunt, giveaways, and fireworks. One of the items being raffled at the celebration is a BOB SE Revolution Jogger Stroller. Park West Village is anchored by Target, TJ Maxx, PetsMart and Buy Buy Baby. You can also find a great selection of restaurants, a Lynn's Hallmark, Omega Sports and coming soon -Gander Mountain, a hunting, fishing, camping and outdoor gear superstore.

*Did you know that you can use those 20% off coupons from Bed Bath & Beyond at Buy Buy Baby? Well, you can! (some exclusions apply).*

Be sure to check-out a new store in downtown Cary- The Perfect Piece is a furniture and decor consignment store that also offers individual boutiques. Looking to sell some gently-used furniture or update your home's interior then visit The Perfect Piece located at 212 E. Chatham St in Cary in the same building as BB&T.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Just beCause

Saving money, supporting local businesses and finding family fun activities is just half of what is in Mom's Packed Purse. Helping others and supporting research and families due to disease and sickness is the other (better) half in Mom's Packed Purse.

A cause that is near and dear to my heart is the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. My goal after I gave birth to my youngest son was to run in a 5k. Four weeks ago, I started the 5K 101 training. I am half way through my training, and I'm excited to run the race on June 9. I'm running for my Aunt Rachel who is a breast cancer survivor. When I'm training and my muscles and legs start to hurt, I'm reminded of the race my Aunt Rachel had to endure- chemo, radiation and then eventually a full-mastectomy and reconstruction. It's people like her that inspire us to be better and fight harder for those around us. If you're interested in donating or joining Team Mom's Packed Purse visit Race for the Cure- Mom's Packed Purse.

Now you can find causes supported by Mom's Packed Purse just by clicking on the tab titled "Causes" on the top of the page. I hope you will read about the other causes and help support them too.

-Rachel :o)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

It's Got to be Fun!

It's going to be another fun-filled weekend in the Triangle. The Got To Be NC Festival will be at the NC State Fairgrounds from Friday, May 18- Sunday May 20. Come out and enjoy the best NC has to offer. Parking and Admission are free! They'll have a food and wine expo, carnival games and rides, entertainment and antique farm equipment and tractors. Friday evening at the Dorton Arena Third Day will be performing. Tickets are $22. Bring the family out and enjoy the fun.
Visit http://www.gottobencfestival.com for directions and additional information.

On Saturday, May 19- Sunday, May 20, Artsplosure will be held in downtown Raleigh at Moore Square and City Plaza. Artsplosure is an annual art festival featuring an Art Market, Music in the Park, Kid Activities and The Impressionist Garden. Visit Artsplosure 2012 for more information.

Koka Booth Amphitheatre is kicking off their Movies by Moonlight series this Saturday, May 20. They will be showing the "Shrek" spin-off "Puss in Boots". Tickets are $3 each and kids 12 and under are free. Bring a blanket and enjoy the show. 

Weekly Deals

Triple Coupons at Harris Teeter. Up to 99 cents face value. They are also offering a case wine discount of 20% off from May 17- May 20. Sign up as an e-VIC member and get 20% off specialty cheeses too. Create your own date night with wine and cheese. Sign up here to become a e-VIC member. You can also get a detailed list of savings when you use your coupons at www.savvydollar.org, a Triangle owned website.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Just in time for Mother's Day

This Sunday is Mother's Day. Where has the week gone? I had so many ideas and plans for Mother's Day. I need to rush and get the cards off my night stand and into the mail tomorrow, and quickly scramble to try and find a gift for my mom and Grandma for Mother's Day. So if you're like me, and you're running out of time; here are few ideas that will makes Moms day.

Stay-at-Home Rock Star T-shirt- Tell mom she rocks. Visit Stay-at-Home Rock Star to purchase a t-shirt. Prices start at $25. You can get her a car decal too. Use code THIRTY and get 20% off your purchase.

Dinner Time Chimes are the perfect gift for the mom in your life who likes beautiful music with a twist. These unique wind chimes are made from real silver ware. Perfect to hang on the porch, sunroom or in the garden.

Mom is always cleaning the house, so why not help her out. Get a special house cleaning deal for only $75. Visit Clean House to purchase your voucher.

Give mom a microderm facial for only $45 from My Island Spa in Morrisville. Visit Facial Special to purchase your voucher.

Moms love jewelry too. So be sure to check out the selection of necklaces, earrings, bracelets and hand bags too at Jen's Beads & Things.

Hope you have a Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Weekend Fun

Warm weather means more outdoor fun. This weekend start the day out right with a trip to the Western Wake Farmers Market in Cary in Carpenter Village.  The market opens at 8 am - 12 pm. Listen to music from Kyle Scobie and shop for produce, meats, bread, honey, coffee, flowers and crafts.

After the visiting the farmer's market be sure to head over to PeakFest in Apex. This annual festival held in downtown Apex features arts and crafts, entertainment, food, kid activities and a car show. While you're at PeakFest be sure to visit the The Rusty Bucket or Green Pea Baby to pick up your raffle tickets to win a $1,000 shopping spree in downtown Apex. $2 for 1 ticket or $5 for 3 tickets. There will be some Mompreneur's selling their art and crafts too- stop by Jen's Beads and Things . You'll find beautiful handmade jewelry and purses, great gifts for Mother's Day.

Enjoy a relaxing Sunday at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham. The Spring Family Fun Day will include drop-in activities from noon- 3 pm. Activities include: Rain in a Bag, Flower Power, Sound Sandwiches, and a Simple Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt.