#Mims Mullet Festival 2014 #Bowling For Junior Achievement

I thought I’d have plenty of time to kick back & relax during my 3 days off… silly me!! It’s been a crazy couple of days between work getting done on my car, a birthday dinner for my mother-in-law, homework, & just life! Don’t get me wrong it has been great, but once again I’ll be starting my work week completely pooped! Today we had a lot of fun events going on starting off with the Mims Mullet Festival. I know that might sound just a little too redneck for some of you, and well you might be right but we always have a blast!


The carnival style games, face painting, craft booths, car show, & balloon animals might trick you into thinking this is just any normal family event, but this is the Mims Mullet Festival…


First off the people in Mims, FL are colorful lot! I know; I was born & raised there! These clowns are all decked out in their fancy over-alls!


You might notice the festival workers are wearing t-shirts with mullets on them… mullets sporting mullets! These fish have missed the memo that their hair-do has thankfully long gone out of style! In case you think I’m just making this up, I took a picture of the kids with the beloved mascots!

While you snack on a fried or smoked mullet feast, you can check out local bands playing or catch the Miss Mullet Pageant! Then take a gander at the huge assortment of baked goods including mullet-shaped sugar cookies & local craft booths! Don’t forget to take part in the mullet toss! The winner takes home a highly coveted golden toilet trophy! It is harder than it looks to hold on to those slimy fish! One year victory will be mine!

mullet toss

Sadly we had to leave before the contest, but here is a picture from a previous year with our mullet.

After a wonderful free family fun morning, my friend Liz & I headed to meet our Publix family at a charity bowling event to raise money for Junior Achievement!

Bowling for Junior Achievement

Our team Mary’s Moos (our store manager loves black & white cows) took a picture with Plato the Publixaurus while we waited for the bowling to commence.


Nothing quite like dressing up as cows & having fun with coworkers to support a good cause! Good thing we looked cute because our bowling game could definitely use some improvement!!

I hope you are having a crazy fun weekend like my family is! Stay tuned for more Halloween fun coming your way soon!!

#Brevard Heart Walk 2014

I think it’s important to instill a desire to help others in our young people! Today we participated in the Brevard Heart Walk with our Publix team to raise money for the American Heart Association! This is our first year participating in this walk though we have been walking in our local March of Dimes walk for several years. Not only is it a great cause, but it’s a fun experience as well. Local businesses donate snacks, drinks, & all sorts of goodies which the kids (and myself) love, & we get fresh air & exercise while raising money for research & getting life-saving information to those who need it most!

heart walk 2014 selfie

Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of all Americans? In fact, someone dies from CVD every 39 seconds! Heart disease also kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.  And congenital cardiovascular defects are the most common cause of infant death from birth defects.

heart walk2014

Find your local Heart Walk and get started today! Join your company team, start a team of your own, or join as an individual – whatever you choose, you can make a difference in people’s lives – including your own!


#Publix #Saving Money #Coupons

In my family as with most families, saving money isn’t a preference but a necessity!  I clip coupons, check the sale ads, & stock up with things are BOGO. My absolute favorite place to grocery shop is Publix. Now I won’t lie, I am a little biased since I have worked part time there for almost 8 years, but that in no way negates all the wonderful reasons to shop there! With all the ways to save plus great customer service & a clean store, shopping really is a pleasure at Publix! Not only are they coupon friendly & accept one vendor/manufacturer coupon & one store/competitor coupon per item, they now offer digital coupons! Skip the clipping & simply check out Publix.com. Enter your name, email, & phone number to create your account, and you are on your way to saving big. I use these along with all my vendor & competitor coupons. I go on to Publix.com once or twice a week & clip all the available coupons then simply put my phone number in while my groceries are being scanned. The reason for this post is I went online to clip mine this week & noticed my savings so far totaled $538.18. $538.18 is no little number!! That is huge savings & definitely worth the few minutes a week I spend clicking a few boxes!! If you shop at Publix but haven’t taken the time to check the digital coupon service out, just thought I’d give you 538 reasons to do so! Happy Labor Day!