Emily Fenicle

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April 2014

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Restaurant.Com Mobile App

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restaurantmobilebloggerimgUsing location-based technology, the Restaurant.com mobile app allows you to connect to great savings and restaurants on the go! Simply tap the “Deals Near Me” button to find restaurants near your location or type your zip code or city to locate flavor right at your fingertips. Did you know Restaurant.com offers nearly 50,000 online dining deals at thousands of restaurants nationwide? The deals are easy to use, never expire, and are available to use right away. The best part, if you change your mind on the restaurant choice, you can exchange anytime, no questions asked.

Found a restaurant with a great deal? Present the certificate to your server on a mobile device, and voila – the savings will be deducted from your final bill.

Don’t miss out on this exclusive offer! Download the app now at Google Play or the iTunes App Store until Wednesday, April 30.

*Your first purchase via the Restaurant.com mobile application may qualify for a free $10 Restaurant.com eGift Card. You can download the Restaurant.com mobile application on iTunes App Store or Google Play. The purchase must be made between Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 1:00AM PST and Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 11:59PM PST to qualify, and must be your first purchase through the Restaurant.com mobile application. Restaurant.com reserves the right to change the promotional period at anytime. Previous purchasers via the Restaurant.com mobile application are not eligible. One free eGift Card per qualified purchase. The $10 Restaurant.com eGift Card will be emailed within 24-72 hours following the purchase. eGift Cards can be redeemed online at www.theidealmeal.com for a restaurant specific certificate. eGift Cards cannot be redeemed at any restaurant. Restaurant.com is not responsible for undelivered, lost or stolen eGift Cards.

*This post was sponsored by Restaurant.com

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Saturday

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April 2014

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Hurricane Golf Tours & Shop

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HJGT-LogoR6-99The Hurricane Tour is comprised of four components: the Junior Tour, the Collegiate Tour, the Amateur Tour, and the Tour Shop (online). Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the Hurricane Tour administers over 150 events all across the country. With three different tours, golfers of any age and skill level are provided an opportunity to play the game.

The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (#HJGT) was founded in 2008 with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 11-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. The tour’s vision is to provide superb hospitality and make every event a memorable one. With play open to both males and females, nearly every junior golfer is eligible to participate on the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. Membership for the HJGT is $89.00 and players receive discounted member pricing at each event. Every Hurricane Junior Golf Tour event is ranked by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard (NJGS) and features a chance for players to earn AJGA stars. The top 3 finishers at each event will earn prizes.

The Hurricane Collegiate Golf Tour (#HCGT) was founded in 2011 and is perfect for college-aged golfers looking to perfect their game this summer in competitive tournaments at great venues. Whether you are a collegiate golfer looking to practice during the off-season, a future college golfer looking to prepare for the upcoming season, or a non-college golfer that wants to compete in first-class events, the HCGT is the tour for you! Membership to the tour is absolutely FREE and provides access to all 28 tournaments this summer in 11 different states. Top 3 finishers at each event will earn prizes.

The Hurricane Amateur Golf Tour (#HAGT) was founded in 2014 with the intention of providing golfers of any age and skill level an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment, while raising money to benefit the Hurricane Foundation and other charitable organizations alike. In order to play on the Hurricane Amateur Golf Tour, players must become a member for the low rate of $25. Amateurs (men, women and seniors) will compete in one of 10 flights based on their handicap, gender, and age. Senior Flights are for players that have turned 50 years old by May 17, 2014. Every tournament on the 2014 schedule will have a unique “Major Championship” feel to it. A special feature of the Amateur Tour is the “19th Hole Dinner,” where players will have the opportunity to win raffles, giveaways, and silent auctions. The top 3 finishers in every flight will compete for the $2,000 total prize purse regardless of field size at the tournament. The payouts will be in form of gift cards to the Hurricane Tour Shop. Visit their site for a complete list.

*This post was sponsored by Hurrican Golf Tours.

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Friday

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April 2014

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Coobie Seamless Bras Special Savings

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9012lavenderCoobie Seamless Bras are ultra comfortable and versatile without sacrificing style. These affordable, stylish bras are seamless, one-size (comfortably fits 32A through 36D), available in 7+ styles and 50+ fashion colors and patterns.

There is also a full size version fitting up to a size 42D. They are perfect for every day wear, yoga, pilates, new and nursing moms, sleep wear, and more! Coobie Seamless Bras also has a large following of mastectomy patients that love the soft comfort and pad pocket to insert a form. This line is truly a fit for all women!

Special Savings – Promotion: Save 25% on any order of $40 or more at www.shopcoobie.com
Promotion code: USFG25

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Friday

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February 2014

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Hallmark Card

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Dear Nathan,

In the years we’ve been together I’ve come to understand that I have a responsibility to you when it comes to what we share here in this medium. Mostly I’ve just wanted people to know how good you are to me, how good you are to your friends, that your strong faith and belief in God guides our family, how patient and loving you are to our children. There are so many little things that no one on the outside will ever see.

For everything we’ve fought against and survived and lived through you have never waivered. I think people should know that we work damn hard at this. Just like every other marriage and we’ve had our heated disagreements and differences of opinion.

I want to share with you that I never thought I would find that person for whom I would work this hard for or who would do the same for me in return. Thank you for working with me. I love you with all my heart and soul. I know it may not always show in my actions, and for that I’m sorry. You have stood by me through my darkest days and honored the commitments we made when we married.

We both have always agreed that Valentine’s Day is more of a commercial holiday rather than a meaningful recognition of compromises. We show our love and commitment by choosing the highest good for the other person – always. The work we each contribute and the daily sacrifices make each day a Valentine’s Day.

I couldn’t find a Hallmark card that summed that all up.

All my love, Emily

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Saturday

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December 2013

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The Christmas That Got Cancelled

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pabst blue ribbon beer on tap neon lightMany people who grew up with divorced parents know the alternate weekend and Wednesday evening routine. You spend every other weekend with your father and then Wednesday evenings at McDonald’s chatting over french fries. In addition you either rotate holidays or split them as we did, by going with our father on Christmas Eve and our mother on Christmas.

Our arrangement typically involved him picking us up (late), traveling about an hour away to visit his father in a nursing home and taking him to eat at one of the two places open in a small town on Christmas Eve – The Ferdy Flyer or The Oasis (bar). As if the names don’t say enough, one served homemade turtle soup and the other featured an old pay-per-song jukebox that repeated Dwight Yoakam. You match them up.

Eventually the more family friendly environment closed for the holidays and we were forced to continue our traditional Christmas Eve at the corner bar. Don’t worry it had a family eating area. The haze of smoke was so thick you had to follow the neon Pabst Blue Ribbon sign to find the bathroom. My brother and I sat in there drinking cokes and eating potato chips (because that is all they served), while my father and his dad sat at the bar drinking.

Eventually I was old enough to drive and I asserted some common sense by asking if my brother and I could drive separately and meet him up there. My hope was that we could travel a little safer and be able to exit when we were ready instead of at last call. My father saw it as, “just another instance where my mother could screw him out of the time he deserved.”

This argument went on for a while of course. I tried to explain we wanted to be back in time to attend the Christmas Eve service with my mom, which went over like a lead balloon. When I finally explained that his drunk driving scared the living heck out of me he had a serious come-a-part and cancelled Christmas. Actually, just Christmas Eve.

That was more of a gift than a punishment.

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Wednesday

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December 2013

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Berlin Wall Kind Of Christmas

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Rock-4-Concrete-chunk-5.25-x-5-inchI remember the Christmas of 1989 very well. As an 8th grader, we had been studying the Berlin Wall and the collapse of government in Germany.

It was an interesting holiday within our family as well. Every year since I could remember, our grandmother had given all the grandchildren money. Never presents, just cash.

For some reason she was giddy with delight this Christmas day as she pointed out the rather large, shoe-box sized wrapped gifts in her living room. They were heavy to pick up, which left us all wondering. What could have caught our 70 year old grandmother’s attention at Wal-Mart this year?

When it came time we ripped through the paper to find large chunks of concrete. Oddly shaped rocks at that. I’m sure the look was a priceless moment for her as we wondered what the hell this was. We all had the same thought running through our minds, who spiked grandma’s eggnog?

She explained with delight that she bought us all a piece of history – The Berlin Wall! Apparently, they were selling these chunks of time in a department store that holiday season.

It wasn’t until many weeks later, after we had each lugged the concrete home with lectures of being grateful for what we were given, that she cracked and let us all in on the fact that they were in fact pieces of her sidewalk behind the garage.

We received money every year after that, but she definitely proved her unpredictability and earned the title of best gift ever.

Merry Christmas!

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Sunday

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December 2013

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Friday

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December 2013

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Christmas Cards Gone Wild

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At the end of every year I lose my mind trying to create a perfect Christmas card. Usually, it is a picture of the kids. Every once in a while if we’ve just had some family pictures taken I might use that. I have been on all the popular sites such as Shutterfly, Snapfish, etc… It stresses me out and I don’t know why I care so much. There are so many options and layouts and different kinds of paper to choose from.

When they start arriving in our mailbox I begin to feel as though ours isn’t good enough because I compare it to the tri-fold brochure with metallic paper that one family sent.

Every single year I worry about having that perfect shot and a cute themed card to match. Just thinking of the time and money spent on such a ridiculous piece of paper that usually gets thrown away is mind blowing.

This year I had resolved myself to just do a simple picture. No fluff. That sort of happened. I initially started stressing over how I was going to capture the picture. Suddenly over Thanksgiving break I had a nice picture of the kids with Santa. Now that part was done.

When I went to match that picture with a background theme I cringed at either the way they looked together or the price. I found one I liked but with a $3 per card price I clicked that little red box with  an x at the top of the screen. Not happening. I in all honesty searched through 500+ card options one evening.

I ended up going back to the basics where our Christmas cards originated. Wal-Mart. I remember the 30 card package for $9.99 that was such a great deal. There were limited options, but the stress was zilch. I found a reasonable card that was a Hallmark design on their site and just went with it. I still took way too much time over such a meaningless thing.

My Christmas resolution for 2014 is to take one picture and go back to the cheap, less stressful cards. No worrying about matching clothes and perfect smiles. Just a glimpse of everyday life from our house to yours.

Christmas Card Santa Crazy Perfect Pictures

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Thursday

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December 2013

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Thursday

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December 2013

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Monster Jam Touring Again With More Action – Save $ On Tickets

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photo_2688My husband and brother took our 4 year old son to the Monster Jam years ago. I remember how big his eyes were after they went. He loved it! His favorite was Grave Digger. We still have a huge collection of play monster trucks that are still played with. This year we are all going – our 3 year too!

Coming up on January 10 – 11, 2014 Monster Jam is coming to the Ford Center in Evansville. Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

Monster Jam, sanctioned by the United States Hot Rod Association, is the most popular monster truck tour, performing to over 4 million fans annually at the most prestigious arenas and stadiums throughout the world. Monster Jam shows consist of three main fan-favorite elements – the pit party, racing and freestyle. Monster Jam at the Ford Center Jan. 10-11 SAVE $5 on Tickets! – Save $5 using code: CRUSH. http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/42016/1542376

 

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