Saturday, October 5, 2013

Pumpkins Patches and Haunted Attractions

Halloween is approaching and I love the anticipation!  I have assembled this list of Pumpkin Patches and Haunted Attractions in the Fresno area for 2013. Many haunted attractions claim they are not for younger children so please make sure you know what you are getting into when you are purchasing your tickets. Enjoy! Feel free to contact me via email or Facebook to let me know of any places I'm missing!

Pumpkin Patches 
Pumpkin King Pumpkin Patch
Single Palm Pumpkins
The Patch Clovis
Fresno Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Cheap Willie's Pumpkins
Fresno Cornfield Maze and Pumpkin Patch (Formerly Cobb Ranch)

Zoo Boo at Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Whitie's Pets Pooch Parade

Zombie Pub Crawl
Spooktacular at Rotary Storyland

Haunted Attractions
Haunted Fresno

Hobb's Grove

I will be adding to this list as I verify attractions.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Fresno Dealsaver $5 Credit Ends October 1st

Use the promo code AUTUMN5 to get $5 credit towards whatever deal you like at Fresno Dealsaver. Happy shopping!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

A&W Surplus Online Auction based in Fresno

A&W Surplus is an online auction site based in Fresno near the airport.
You need an online account to participate and before you bid you can scroll through the "lots," the items to be auction, in the online catalog.You can visit the warehouse and look at the auction lots with an appointment on Tuesdays 9am - 4pm and Wednesdays 9am - 12pm so that you can see size, quality, and whether or not the item works.

The auction works in amounts of $2.50, so if you bid $1 on an 1 item lot, you pay $2.50. If you bid .01 on a 500 item lot, then you pay $5. So the amounts will go from $2.50, $5, $7.50, $10. $12.50, $15, $17.50, $20, $22.50 etc. Be very careful! Pay attention because when you bid it's a single amount for each item. You might see 3 cute Halloween costumes in a picture, but in red it will say 5 items, so if you bid $4 its $20 not $12 (which would become $12.50 because everything rounds up to the $2.50 increment).

Like any auction, proceed with caution and you can always call A&W Surplus if you have questions. No guarantees for things like electronics. If you are local you pick up your goods by appointment on Thursday and Friday. If you miss you appointment, then they charge you an extra $25 and ship the item out Monday and charge you the costs. So make sure you have time to pick it up.

It is online, so people outside the area can participate.

Read the fine print, honestly though, it's a yardsale lover's dream. It is taking all my willpower not to bid on the 6ft high boxes of Halloween crap lol.

For the full explanation and info click HERE.

A & W Surplus

3330 N Duke Ave
Fresno, CA 93727-7803
Phone: (559) 348-9428 • Fax: (559) 346-0751

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

$10 Fresno Dealsaver Credit Code-Hurry!

Use LABORDAY1 and get $10 added to your account, I missed the weekend codes, but this one still worked today! Do it now, I'm not sure when the code will expire. Happy shopping!

Just Between Friends Presale Starts Today!

Just Between Friends is a children's and maternity consignment sales event where you can sell, buy, and volunteer (you get to shop early as a volunteer)! Clothing, shoes, toys, games, strollers, etc. You can put off that yard sale and register online at to be a consignor or call 559-553-2393 . Unsold items will be donated to valley charities.

September 4-Presale

Fresno Fair Grounds
1121 S Chance Ave, Fresno, CA

PreSale Today!! 10am-7pm. You must have a pass or you can come at 4pm and buy a presale pass for $10. Fresno fairgrounds in the commerce building. See you soon!

September 5-8th Free to the Public
Th-S 10am-7pm
Sun (1/2 off) 10am-2pm

Salvation Army on Shaw and Villa 75% Children's Clothing on Thursdays

The Salvation Army on Shaw and Villa in Clovis has some great deals!
Tell your friends!

Seniors 55+ get 15% off every day with the exception of furniture, bed frames, and mattresses.

Tuesdays- Senior Day 25% off everything, 15% off everything for everyone else. (furniture, mattresses, and bed frames may be excluded)

Wednesdays- Clothing is 50% off

Thursdays-Children's clothing is 50% off

Fridays- Clothing is 50% off

Saturdays- bric-a-brac and clothing is 50% off

Super Saturdays- everything is 50% off and furniture, mattresses, and bed frames are 20% off

Happy Hunting!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Wells Fargo Wednesdays at the Zoo: Children get in Free!

UPDATE: Wells Fargo Wednesday is still in effect! I'm going this January 2016 with my friends and family and I can't wait to see the new African Exhibit. The Fresno Chaffee Zoo is truly one of Fresno's gems.

The Fresno Chaffee Zoo and Wells Fargo have teamed up to present Wells Fargo Wednesdays which means children ages 2-11 get in free with their families on the first Wednesday of each month. No coupon necessary. We went last month and it was the first time we saw the Sea Lion Cove! Loved it. My only disappointment was they blocked the path behind the reptile house, so you have to go around to get to the cove. So with 4 kids I got in for $7 (that's the adult ticket price).

Friday, August 30, 2013

3 Free Oil Changes and More for $30 on Fresno Dealsaver

Okay, I know I posted earlier that I bought this Auto Care Super Saver deal on Fresno Dealsaver so I wanted to let you know how it went for me. First after you purchase it you have to fill out a little form on the Auto Care Super Saver site and they mail your coupon card to you. I chose the Tire Pros in Clovis, made a same day appointment, and had a good experience. The owner wasn't cordial, but was nice enough and checked out my car for me in addition to the oil change and tire rotation. Also I the whole trip took about an hour. So since this deal was up again, I just wanted to let you know that it isn't too good to be true!

So buy one for 3 oil changes at $10 a piece and more!

Click HERE.

Happy driving!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Naylor Organics U-Pick in Dinuba, two weeks left.

There's another chance for a U-Pick in the valley!
U-pick apricots, plums, peaches, and nectarines and direct sales open June - September.
Call or email to make reservations for farm tours anytime.
Naylor Organics
38918 Road 64
Dinuba, Ca. 93618
(559) 824-0811
Two weeks are left for 2013 U-Pick!

Wednesday-Saturday 7am-11am 3pm-7pm

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Friends of the Fresno County Library Big Book Sale!

Through Sunday visit Sierra Vista Mall for the Friend's of the Library Big Book Sale!

Thursday 10am-9pm
Friday 10am-9pm
Saturday 10am-8pm
Sunday 11am-6pm

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Swimming Safely PSA's by Team Ro Productions

I teach swim lessons and the summer isn't over yet so please be careful with you little swimmers and keep them close whenever you are near the pool. These are a couple of public service announcements about swimming safely with your children filmed by Team Ro Productions. Please like Team Ro on facebook. Thanks!

Sarah's Little Swimmers

   It's been a great summer and I'm looking forward to next year! 

Check out my commercial by Team Ro Film Productions!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

UPS My Choice Instant Prizes!

UPS is running a social media promotion to encourage people to sign up on their site. You use referral codes to earn prizes! Use mine and with both get to play. I got a $15 Amazon gift card!  My code is  BE9ZJML25 and you put it in the promo box when you register and it will say Family and Friends promotion. It's pretty exciting! One blogger has won two $310 gift cards!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Bath and Body Works Lotion Freebie until 8/11

Print or share this image on your phone to get your choice of either the Sweet or Sexy 3 oz body lotion for free from Bath and Body Works. Here's the link the the facebook Bath and Body Works page. Ends 8/11/13.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Better than Bisquick Biscuits

Homemade Bisquick Biscuits


2 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup milk

Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut shortening into the mix. When crumbly, add milk. Drop biscuit batter on ungreased cookie sheets. You can knead the dough for smoother biscuits 10 times on a floured surface if you like. Makes about 9 biscuits.

Bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Better than the Box Brownies

Homemade Brownies


1 cup butter melted
1 3/4 cups white sugar
2 tsps vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 cup flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup chocolate chips or walnuts optional

Grease a 9x13 baking pan. Mix the butter, sugar, vanilla, and eggs till well blended. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl, then combine. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes or till the edges pull from the sides. Let cool. Yum yum!

Free Kindle App for Smartphones and more

Amazon offers a free Kindle App to use on your smartphone, Kindle Cloud Reader, computers, and tablets. So now you don't have to miss out on all those free books anymore! If you have an Amazon Prime Account you can loan books to your friends. Click HERE to download your app today. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

J&K Farley Farms Kingsburg U-Pick

If you haven't taken your kids to a U-Pick it's fun to see how their eyes light up and how helpful they suddenly become. I was able to attend the Two Sister's Apricot U-Pick in Easton and I took my four year old and all my other kids were jealous. She was proud of the help she gave, and I was happy to see it. It's always nice to show people where are food comes from.

The Two Sister's U-Pick is closed until next summer, but J&K Farley Farms seems worth the trip to Kingsburg!

"We are open with u-pick peaches, tomatoes, eggplant, and Red Flame grapes. We are currently only open for our Facebook followers. We do not have any signs up at this point. We will remain open every day from 7am-7pm from now until mid September."

To follow J&K Farley Farms on Facebook like their page HERE

512 North 7th Avenue, Kingsburg, California 93631

 The best part is this amazing ripe fruit and vegetables is 65 cents a pound!
If you can (jar food), or know anyone who does, I don't think you can find a better deal in California. Opening jars of homemade peaches in winter is fairly amazing. I made some apricot jam that I'm still loving, loving, loving.

If you can't make it to Kingsburg, the Fresno State Organic Student Farm is open every second and fourth Saturday a month. As always bring cash to U-picks.

Fresno State Organic Student Farm U-Pick April-November Every 2nd and 4th Saturday

2 Months Hulu Plus Free!

Ever wanted to go on a binge watching all the episodes of one show? Now's your chance!
New subscribers can sign up for Hulu Plus and receive 2 months free unlimited streaming. You do have to enter a credit card and will be charged if you do not cancel. I'm not sure, if it is Netflix or Hulu, but when you cancel on a trial offer they end it immediately, so you might want to make sure by calling first. A monthly subscription is regularly $7.99 and available on most viewing devices.

Click HERE for the offer.

Old Navy Uniform Sale and 5 for $5 Tops, Tanks, Tees, Shorts, Leggings

Check out Old Navy's sales right now! They last today and tomorrow online and in store!
Click HERE

5 for $5 Tops, Tanks, Tees, Shorts, Leggings

Back to School Sale most kids clothing is $5-$10

Uniform button up shirts and pants $10 and polos $5

Backpacks $9

I'm going to get a size 3 button up for my son for church for $10 at the least.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

$15 Credit with Fresno Dealsaver

Fresno Dealsaver is offering two promotional codes ENDOFSUMMER for $5 credit good until August 30th and WEEKEND $10 good until August 5th. Click on "Redeem Credits" from the drop down menu on "Account" to enter your codes.

With this $15 in credit you can purchase any deal you want, but I decided to be practical at get the 3 Oil Changes, 3 Tire Rotations and more with Auto Care Super Saver which works with Midas on Blackstone, Tire Pros in Clovis, and AAMCO in West Fresno on Gates.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Need a New Twist on Dinner and a Show? Try Roger Rockas Dinner Theater

Most of us from the Fresno area are familiar to Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater located in downtown Fresno. The Company of Good Players actors perform at Roger Rocka's and at the Second Space Theater.  Roger Rocka's is one of Fresno's gems and if you are looking for something a bit more special for that special someone this Valentine's Day consider buying tickets to this show which is likely to be more entertaining than the latest chick flick. Until March 17, 2013 you can view Monty Python's Spamalot a theatrical adaptation of the famous movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail. PG 13. Tickets run currently at $49 per person (which includes dinner, of course). Season tickets are $138 (includes all six shows and The Second Space Theater). Click HERE for other ticket options. I've only ever heard rave reviews. Let me know what you think! Click HERE for more information. 

Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater
1226 N Wishon Ave  Fresno, CA 93728

(559) 266-9494                                                                               

The Second Space Theater
928 E. Olive Ave Fresno CA 93728

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Lonely Hearts an Anti-Valentine's Event at the Pacific Southwest Building

The Vault, is an actual bank vault that you can attend for events like Arthop at the Pacific Southwest Building in downtown Fresno. On February 15th the Pacific Southwest Building will be hosting a Lonely Hearts Anti-Valentine's Day dance for singles' awareness day, ages 21 and over, cash bar,  from 9pm to 1am. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Music, dessert, and other festivities to enjoy. Check out facebook to join and for more information.