ReStore Annual 50% Off Everything Sale

It’s time once again for one of our favorite sales.  The ReStore Annual 50% Off Everything Sale!   If you have plans to remodel, redo or just redecorate, you don’t want to miss this sale.  ReStore carries everything from: appliances, furniture, windows, doors, lighting, tools and much more.  A great place to find new and gently used home improvement products and building materials.

This amazing 50% off sale is one day only, January 26th from 9:00am-4:00pm.  ReStore has two locations:

2700 Minnehaha Ave. in Minneapolis
510 County Road D. West in New Brighton

On the day of the sale, there are some special things to keep in mind, as it will be a busy day for shoppers and staff alike:

  • This is a one-day only sale, with special store hours.
  • It’s Pay and Carry Only: We take Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and cash. No Checks. No product holds.
  • Parking: If it’s busy, look for one of the parking attendants, and please follow their instructions. We have limited parking space and appreciate your patience.
  • Carts: We may not have carts available for everyone. Stay near your item, or talk to a volunteers, they will have tags to mark your item while waiting for a cart.
  • No Other Coupons or Discounts: No other offers are accepted during the sale.
  • Checkout: The lines may be long- we only have 3 registers. We will have volunteers helping to tally each sale before getting to the checkout register. If there are not enough attendants, you may be asked to help tally your items. Please be patient.
  • Amazon Paint and Paint Supplies: Amazon Paint and new paint supplies will not be included or available during this sale.
  • Check out the other tips and suggestions to help you navigate the sale here.

Finally, if you have some spare time on Saturday, you can also sign up to volunteer at the sale. The ReStore locations both operate with a small staff, and since this is their largest sale of the year, they could use extra pairs of helping hands.


Annual Bags, Bows and Boxes Warehouse Sale


Each fall and spring I head to my favorite warehouse sale to stock up on bags, envelopes and wrapping paper.  The awesome Bags, Bows and Boxes Gage warehouse sale is located in Shakopee near Canterbury Park.   The bright yellow signs point you in the right direction when you get close.

C L O S E O U T!  1st Quality!


Giftwrap, Jewelry & Gift Boxes
Gift Bags & Tissue
Favor Boxes, Ribbons & Bows
Paper Plates & Napkins
Basket Making Wrap & Shred
 Bakery Boxes  & Goodie Bags
Wine Bags & Boxes
Save 40-80% off retail!

The sale happens in the fall and again in the spring on select weekends:


November 16th-18th

November 30th-December 2nd


March 29-31

April 5-7

April 11-13

You can also check their FB page or website for hours and possible short notice pop up sales. 


A Free “No Registration Weekend for ATV Riders” in Park Rapids

Do you love to drive and ride your ATV as much as we do?  Watching my husband come in full of mud and laughing, wondering how much of a mess he created is always fun.  Looking for somewhere new to ride?  Put September 7-9th on the calendar and head to Park Rapids, ATV riders can ride Minnesota trails for free on ‘No Registration Weekend’.  So many great places to explore and even more fun when you don’t have to pay the registration fee.

**All-terrain vehicle users registered for private or agricultural use can explore both the old and new trails without cost Sept. 7 to 9. Typically they would pay the registration fee ($60 for three years) to ride the public trails.

About the event:

Minnesota has 3,000 miles of state forest and grant-in-aid trails available to ATV users. The state also has more than 200 miles of new trails that were completed this year.

Out-of-state riders can explore Minnesota ATV trails that weekend as well, without the need for a nonresident trail pass ($30 annually). This is the fifth year that Minnesota is providing ATV riders with free access during “No Registration Weekend.” The date was pushed back from June so new trails could be completed, including the 159-mile route connecting communities in northwestern Itasca County, as well as a trail connecting Balsam and Bigfork.

National Get Outdoors Day


This Saturday, June 9th is National Get Outdoors Day.   Care to share where your favorite outdoor spot is?  We’ve enjoyed several of the Minnesota State Parks, too many to choose from to say which one is our favorite.  You can get in free this Saturday, a special way to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day.

Then there’s the north shore, even when the weather doesn’t cooperate it’s still fun.  Or maybe you own some land and enjoy walking in the woods or along the river somewhere?  Wherever you decide to go, take a few minutes to enjoy the wildlife and scenery.  Take a couple extra photos or just sit and take it all in.

Save the date SALE at Valley Natural Foods

If you live in the south metro you may know about Valley Natural Foods.  If you don’t know about it,  this is the perfect time to check it out. Tuesday May 22nd is their store-wide sale.  The entire store will be 5% off *some exclusions do apply, Offer applies before tax. Discount cannot be used to purchase gift cards, classes, or owner shares. Offer not valid in Garden Center. Valid only on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.  The discount might not seem like much but groceries and food rarely have an extra discount.  

City Nature Challenge 2018


Nature, amazing spring weather and technology.  Sounds like an interesting combination, all making up the City Nature Challenge 2018.  Grab your phones or cameras and head out into the city this weekend.  Join people all over the world to document and compete in the challenge.  The best part is that it’s free fun.  A great way to get outdoors and find nature.

The City Nature Challenge is back and it’s bigger than ever!  Running from April 27-April 30, 2018, the City Nature Challenge encourages people to get outside and document urban nature using the website and mobile app iNaturalist.  This year, over 60 cities across the world will compete to see who can make the most observations, find the most species, and engage the most people.  You can participate in a public event like the ones listed below or submit observations at your own location.  Just visit the website or download the mobile app, join the Minneapolis/St. Paul project, and start sharing your photos.


April 27-28 **Duluth Area  

April 28-Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

April 28-Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom

April 28-Lowry Nature Center-see map here

April 28-Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge-Bloomington Visitor Center

April 28-Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge-Bass Ponds

April 28-Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge-Rapids Lake Visitor Center

April 28-Minnesota Zoo

April 29-Coldwater Spring

April 29-Minnesota Zoo

April 29-Powderhorn Park

April 30-Science Museum of Minnesota

Earth Day Zip Line BOGO Sale

If you’ve been wanting to try Zip lining, we found a great BOGO deal for you.  The Earth Day Zip Line BOGO Sale is being offered for two different locations in MN.  You can choose between the Kerfoot Canopy Tour located near Henderson or the Brainerd Zip Line Tour.  You can purchase the BOGO deal between now and April 22nd.

**The important part of this deal is that it’s good M-F between now through October.  You will need to book your reservation by April 22nd.  So a couple important pieces of information to keep in mind.  You can find more information about each location and also purchase this deal on their website here. 

Unforgettable Adventure, Unbeatable Price

Experience Minnesota’s best zip line tours with friends or family with our biggest sale of the year! Our guests call the adventures “Absolutely Stunning” and “Over the top fun for the family!”

April 1 through Earth Day 2018 (April 22), book your spring, summer, or fall outdoor zip line adventure at Kerfoot Canopy Tour or Brainerd Zip Line Tour and get one tour FREE for every one you buy. No limit! This offer is good for weekday (Monday – Thursday) adventures now through October, but you must book your reservation by April 22nd.

Use coupon code EARTHDAY2018.

50% Off For College Students Every Thursday at Rockin’ Jump in Eagan

Being a student often has some fun perks, just need to show your student ID.  We just learned that the Rockin’ Jump in Eagan offers a half price deal on Thursday’s for College Students.  A great way to exercise and have some fun at the same time.  Plus it’s all indoors so no need to worry about the weather.   This deal is being offered now through May 31st, however check their website or give them a call past that date to see if the deal has been extended.

Jumping can be great exercise, but it’s also fun. Lots of fun. So instead of stair-climbers and weight machines, Rockin’ Jump decided to create a place where you can soar in open jump arenas, play trampoline dodgeball, do flips and somersaults.

TPT Filmmakers’ Yard Sale

TPT Filmmakers' Yard Sale

You’ve probably figured out that we love garage sales, estate sales and all other ways to find a good deal and be thrifty.  A little last minute but we just learned about a unique sale happening tomorrow.  The TPT Filmmakers’ Yard Sale.

TPT Yard Sale


Are you an aspiring film maker or photographer or know someone who is?  This sale just might be your kind of yard sale.  Not sure exactly what will be there but could be: field and studio lights, field audio mixers/recorders, camera mounts, video monitors, mixer racks, and much more!  Just never know what you’ll find at these types of sales.  Hopefully if they do it again we can give more notice.  

The sale takes place tomorrow, March 27th beginning at 9am in St. Paul.

On Screen for Families: Movie Matinée events at Southdale Library

Are your kids home on break from school this week? Perhaps you need some stay-cation ideas?  The Southdale Library is hosting On Screen for Families: Movie Matinée events this week.  The movies are free, and a different movie on the big screen each weekday afternoon this week! Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The schedule of movies includes:

  • March 26: Despicable Me 3,
  • March 27: Wonder,
  • March 28: Beauty and the Beast (live action),
  • March 29: Ferdinand,
  • March 30: Coco

The movies take place from 1:30-4pm. The Southdale Library is located in Edina off of York Ave.