Fishing . .

And so, here i am in the middle of the great outdoors getting ready to go fishing. Seriously. I have even walked through mud and sludge in my rainbows. Impressive.

Interestingly enough, all this fresh mountian air is spawning lots of writing ideas. Maybe next time i will be ready to stay in a tent.

What? It could happen. Unlikely, but it could.

Bra Makeover Contest

It seems that every woman in the world is on a constant search for the perfect bra. One that fits the right way in every single area. And so, Playtex is working to make this search a reality.

Platex just launched a new website: You can apply to have your own bra makeover or nominate a friend. The winner will be flown to New York to have a bra consultation with style expert Allison Deyette. 10 winner will also be chosen to star in their own webisode where they receive a bra makeover and walk away with Playtex products.

Be sure to hurry and enter this contest as it ends on Friday, May 21, 2010. Just stop by and enter for yourself or nominate a friend.

FYI: By posting this information, I am entered into a contest to receive a free bram from Playtex. I did not receive any compensation for this post and the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

You know me, there was not way that I could pass up the opportunity to try a Playtex bra for free!
Also, thanks to jenny downing at for the picture!

Summer Reading Programs in Tucson

I am working to put together a list of activities for summer in Tucson. So far, I have some across two summer reading programs:

I also got all the information about the Tower Treehouse movies.
I know there are tons of things that I am missing. Anything you can think of?
Photo by: jdurham at

Free Light Up Marble Racer Set Winner

The winner of a set of 6 Light Up Marble is:

Sandy S. ! Thanks to everyone who entered the contest and those of you who subscribed to Tucson Frugal Family Examiner!

Be in line at 5:30a for free Krispy Kreme for a year

That's right. Tomorrow morning will find me and a friend standing in line, probably in our pajamas, at 5:30 am to ensure that we are the recipients of the 365 card, offering a free donut and coffee once a day for a year.

Here are the details: Free donut and coffee card

Which one are you planning on going to? I'll be at the Oracle store!
Thanks to Jennie at for the delicious picture of Krispy Kreme donuts!

Light Up Marble Racers at CVS

Son had an opportunity to try out a new toy found only at CVS stores. I know what you're thinking. They had me at "CVS." So, I was sent a six car set of Light Up Marble Racers.

The six cars consisted of:

  • Fire

  • Police

  • Confetti

  • Cat's Eye

  • Volcano

  • Cyclone

Each one comes with a set of decals that can be added to the car. Son put every single sticker on (and a few that he found in the art box). For him, it is the perfect toy. Most of you know about his car obssession as well as his facination with crashing. So, he was able to line the cars up, race them, and run them into each other. As he did, the marble inside would light up and he got a huge kick out of it. Daughter has played with him a few times.

I really like these cars because they aren't metal and so far, in all of the crashing, no one has been hurt. Also, they have really kept the kids attention. And they are at CVS, so use those Extra Care Bucks to pay for a special treat for the kids.

Want your own set of six Marble Racers to share with your kids? I get to give one set away to a lucky reader. Here's how to earn entries to win:

  1. Leave a comment on this post. Let me know what you think of the Light Up Marble Racers.

  2. Subscribe to Tucson Frugal Family Examiner (that's me!) and leave a comment letting me know that you signed up.

I will select a post using by the end of the day on Monday, May 17th. Be sure I have a way to contact you if you do win - -either a profile on blogger or an email address. If you have any questions, email me at frugalfamilyexaminer (@) gmail (.)com . (I don't have time to talk to the spammers - ha ha)

Also, if you are planning to try out the new Light Up Marble Racers at CVS, check out this article about buying one and getting one free in the mail.