Kids Bowl Free is BACK!

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*Disclosure: I was asked to provide information in exchange for a family pass. My family and I really do do this every year though!


Every summer, my family and I look forward to Kids Bowl Free at our local bowling alley! It’s a great activity to get the whole family out of the house and interacting with each other. And it’s a family-friendly activity that almost anyone can participate in (except for newborns, newborns get to watch, not bowl). With Kids Bowl Free, all registered kids receive 2 free games of bowling every day, all summer long! This generous offer is worth over $500, but offered to kids for free. Over 5.2 million kids have participated so far thanks to bowling centers, schools, and other community organizations! Kids Bowl Free gives back to the community and provides a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer. Family packs (which include the adults)  for the whole summer start out at only $24.95 and are totally worth it! If you want to register, or more info click here.


Melting Pot Dayton Giveaway!

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*Disclosure: I am not receiving anything in exchange for this giveaway. I am simply celebrating my anniversary, and thought I’d share the love!

On Saturday, my husband I and celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary (our anniversary is actually today, but we could only get  sitter for Saturday night) at the Melting Pot in Dayton, Ohio. It’s our favorite romantic spot for special occasions!

See, we do get out!

They’ve got a GREAT new menu available. The Melting Pot has done away with the traditional “Big Night Out” and has instead replaced it with several dining options to fit your palette and budget. You’ll always still receive the same great taste and service!

Looks delicious, doesn’t it?

Are you interested in checking out the new menu?

Now for the giveaway! You can win a cheese or chocolate fondue (only redeemable at the Dayton, Ohio Melting Pot) gift certificate with no expiration or restrictions. All you need to do is comment below, letting me know who you’d bring to the Melting Pot to celebrate with! This giveaway will end on Tuesday, April 16th at 10:00am.

Good luck, and thanks for being a DomesticDebacle.com reader!


It’s wedding season with Minted! Plus a giveaway!

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 *Disclosure: I was provided a promotional item in exchange for posting this review. It does NOT in any way my thoughts on Minted.com. They’re awesome, and I’m happy to share them with you.

One of my closest friends is getting married this year, and I am SO excited for her! When making choices for a wedding, it can really be complicated, but Minted makes it easy.

Minted.com is a great site that helps you pick out the perfect invitations for your wedding or big event. They even offer customer and designer created inspiration boards, which are really fun to look at! The include popular themes and offer you some of the best on-trend and classic wedding ideas. I’m personally loving the black, white and sea foam green board:

Twine Mint Wedding by Serenity Avenue, see more Minted

Twine Mint Wedding board by

Those shoes are to DIE for!

But back to the invitations… Check out the A More Perfect Union invitation! Their attention to detail and quality is outstanding

They also carry Seed Packet (such a beautiful style!), to make your wedding memorable:

Aren’t they lovely? Now you have the chance to win a $50 credit to Minted.com! All you have to do it head over to their site, pick out your favorite piece of stationary (it can be anything) and come back here leaving a comment with your entry. Easy right?

The winner will be chosen on Monday, April 15th at 10:00am! Good luck, and thanks for being a DomesticDebacle.com reader!


ChapStick Cupcake Creations Limited Edition

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Recently, ChapStick sent me samples of their Cupcake Creations Limited edition ChapStick Flavors Cake Batter and Velvet Cupcake! My daughter and I were so excited to give them a try, because we both love ChapStick and their variety of flavors! ChapStick not only moistens your lips, but they taste great too.

Click the above image to find a retailer near you!

With ChapStick’s new Cupcake Creations Limited Edition Cake Batter and Velvet Cupcake flavors, you can take the party anywhere, without the calories! It’s a great way to have a guilt-free indulgence. Plus, they come with a super cute gift-tag on the back of their packaging, making them a great accessory to any gift package. They also make thoughtful stand alone gifts to teachers, family members, co-workers friends and even your favorite cashier!

My favorite ChapStick Cupcake Creation is Cake Batter, hands down! It has a subtle vanilla cake batter taste that moistens your lips and leaves a sheer shine!

ChapStick Cupcake Creations are exclusively available through Wal-Mart until April 15th! Run, don’t walk! You can thank me later 😉



BrickArms: because even LEGOS need toy guns

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Every now and then I come across a really cool toy, that I just have to share with you. This weekend, I made it out to my local gun show and found a real gem- BrickArms.

My daughter’s BrickArms and LEGO Friends Collection

BrickArms is a small, family owned toy company specializing in original, custom designed LEGO compatible weapons and custom mini-figures. All toys are original, and they produce high quality, low cost toys that fit perfectly within the LEGO world. They truly are a “mom and pop shop”. The owner of the company, Will Chapman (based out of WA) has the help of his wife, 3 sons and his parents Robert and Sharlain, whom I had the pleasure of meeting at the gun show. Robert Chapman is a charming retired USAF fighter pilot and teacher, and Sharlain (M’s very own personal shopper), is a retired Occupational Therapist. They travel all over the country to sell their son’s fantastic and innovative toy accessories.

They sell (almost) exclusively at gun shows in the US, bringing over five dozen different Brickarms products to see, touch, play with and buy. And since Brickarms products are designed and manufactured in the USA, you can’t go wrong. They’re an inexpensive toy, that lets your child’s imagination soar!

If you’re interested in BrickArms, be sure to check out their website, Facebook page and Twitter! You can also catch them selling at the Tidewater Gun and Knife Show, at the Norfolk Scope, in Norfolk, VA, April 5th and 6th.  They will also be at Dayton, OH’s, Hara Arena the weekend of April 13th & 14th.  They will have an extensive line of Brickarms LEGO compatible weapons and mini-figures.  Custom figures will include Rambo, a SWAT policeman, desert terrorist, American soldiers in both green and tan uniforms, and German soldiers in a variety of uniforms.