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.



Dino’s Customer Appreciation Deal

Do you enjoy going out to eat?  We found a great deal for you at one of our local favorites.  Dino’s is offering a Customer Appreciation Deal on March 26th.  From 11am-close ALL sandwiches will be $5. We love Dino’s and they have four different locations in the twin cites.

Full Of Goodness, DINO’S Mediterranean Food Strikes A Cord With Healthy Eaters.
Beyond flat bread and your choice of protein, DINO’S adds colorful veggies to our recipes in ways that enhance your dining experience and grant you a healthy dose of balanced nutrition.

Our unique blend of Mediterranean spices, fresh vegetables, Greek style rotisserie meats and other specialties such as falafel are prepared in ways that will amuse your taste buds, while the rest of your body thanks you for eating healthy.

And, if you are more into taste than nutrition, you can choose your own level of satisfaction when it comes to protein versus veggies. Our signature dressings, sauces and dips will elevate your meal to a whole new level of flavor and zesty goodness. DINO’S offers a wide range of options for everyone in the family with a wide variety of authentic Mediterranean delicacies.

If you are looking to enhance your quick-and-easy lifestyle, DINO’S provides a comfortable, clean dining environment where you can sit down, enjoy a meal and leave the dishes to us. Looking for a quick meal on the go? We package tasty meals to-go for carry out orders. If you are planning an event or party, we cater to all kinds of events including luncheons, community gatherings and family celebrations. To learn more about our to-go and catering options contact your nearest DINO’S store.

U of MN Reuse Program “Big Sale”

University of Minnesota Reuse Program

If you’ve never been the University of Minnesota Reuse Program, this weekend’s “Big Sale” would be the perfect time to check it out.  The Reuse Program collects surplus office furniture, supplies, equipment and parts from throughout the U of MN Twin Cities Campus and makes them available to University departments or individuals for purchase.  You can find everything from furniture, books, interesting science items, plus a little bit of everything else.

University of Minnesota Reuse Program Coupon

This weekend March 24th and 25th (10am – 4pm both days), the program is having a special event “Big Sale”.  Print off this coupon or show it on your phone to get $10 off your purchase.

*Other than this weekend the program is only open select days and hours so check out their FB or website for other hours.


March 20th is Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen

Spring is coming and celebrating with FREE Ice Cream seems like the perfect idea!  Dairy Queen (*participating locations and non-mall locations) will be giving away free small vanilla cones on Tuesday March 20th.  I’ve taken our kids to do this other years and it’s now something they look forward to.  A great way to usher in the spring season, not just on the calendar but with a special treat.