November 13, 2014

Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas

Disclosure: The Savvy and Sassy family will receive complimentary tickets for the purpose purpose of writing a review, no monetary compensation will be/was received. Any opinions expressed are based solely on our family’s experience.


I am so exciting to share that the Savvy and Sassy family is going to Dollywood for a Smoky Mountain Christmas. The Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas event is open now thru January 3, 2014. We cannot wait for the fun filled family day. Not to mention the Christmas memories created that will last a lifetime!!


With Dollywood being one top themed entertainment destinations in the US I have no doubt that our day will be full of adventures. The 150 acre family adventure park is filled with mountain themed attractions, world class rides and award winning festivals and shows.

Check out the press release below for more information about Dollywood and their Christmas Memories package.

PRESS RELEASE:

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER VISITS DOLLYWOOD 
FOR SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS NOV. 8- JAN. 3
Crowd-Favorite Dollywood's A Christmas Carol Returns 

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (October 28, 2014) - With four million dazzling lights, award-winning entertainment and delicious food options, Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana (Nov. 8- Jan. 3) certainly features something for every member of the family. This year, however, it may be the festival's special visitors which put smiles on guests' faces. 


Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, the beloved Christmas television special, comes to life with an exclusive visit to Dollywood this holiday season. Guests can meet Rudolph and his friends, including Clarice, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster and Yukon Cornelius in Rudolph's Holly Jolly Junction, a magical area where festive fun awaits. 

After meeting Rudolph and his friends, families can head to Clarice's kitchen to decorate custom Christmas cookies or even take part in a few reindeer games! Guests even can make their picture in a giant snow globe featuring Sam the Snowman. 

Returning this year is the groundbreaking production of Dollywood's A Christmas Carol, which uses holographic technology to bring Dolly Parton to the stage as the Ghost of Christmas Past. Last season, guests marveled at the lifelike appearance of Parton and the other holograms featured in the production. 

"I'm so glad we're able to add Rudolph and his friends to our Smoky Mountain Christmas," said Parton. "With all of the beautiful lights and decorations, it truly is the most special time of year at my Dollywood. Why they're even going to bring back that hologram of me! I'm still not sure this world is ready for two Dolly Partons, but I'm excited folks can see 'the other Dolly' help ole Scrooge understand what truly makes the holidays special." 

Parton's Ghost of Christmas Past, Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Present and Future are life-sized holograms, marking the first time four actors appear via the cutting-edge technology in the same theatrical production. This heartwarming tale about the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge features a 16-member cast, fully orchestrated musical tracks and period costuming. 

A seven-time winner for Best Christmas Event, Smoky Mountain Christmas continues through Jan. 3, 2015. Operating days and hours vary; visit Dollywood.com for details. Several other beloved shows return, including Christmas in the Smokies, An Appalachian Christmas, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, O' Holy Night, Christmas with The Kingdom Heirs and Carol of the Trees. Guests also can experience the nightly Parade of Lights, a festive procession of larger-than-life toys and characters, as well as Santa's Workshop, where the smallest guests can share their wish list with Kris Kringle. 


Dollywood's popular Smoky Mountain Miniature Railroad returns with a multi-level display featuring several model trains snaking through an elaborate and beautifully decorated miniature landscape. This kid-favorite attraction pulls in to the station at the Wings of America stage in Craftsman's Valley. 

Families can finish their visit with a traditional Christmas meal as several of Dollywood's menus feature holiday-themed items. Among the favorites are roasted turkey breast, Cades Cove pit ham, sweet tea baked chicken, sweet potato casserole and cornbread dressing. Holiday desserts available throughout the park include pumpkin pie, red velvet cake, sweet potato pie, pumpkin rolls and homemade fruit cakes.


Smoky Mountain Christmas guests can upgrade a paid one-day admission ticket to a regular 2015 season pass for just $30 (plus tax). Ticket purchasers receive credit for the value of a one-day ticket ($59) toward the purchase of a 2015 season pass. A season pass purchased during Smoky Mountain Christmas provides unlimited admission to this year's Christmas festival along with Dollywood's entire 2015 season. (A one-day ticket is valid for upgrade on the day of visit only.) Also, guests who purchase a Dollywood one-day ticket after 6 p.m. receive free admission to the park's next operating day. 


About The Dollywood Company: A highly awarded and widely recognized leader in the amusement industry, The Dollywood Company consists of the 150-acre Dollywood theme park; the 35-acre Dollywood's Splash Country; Dollywood Cabins; and Dollywood's DreamMore Resort, scheduled to open in 2015. As unique as its namesake and owner Dolly Parton, Dollywood is the 2010 Applause Award winner, the theme park industry's highest accolade; winner of nearly 30 Golden Ticket Awards; and recipient of 22 Brass Ring Awards for Live Entertainment (more than any other theme park in the world). In 2014, Dollywood was named a top three theme park by USA Today. Open nine months a year (late March through early January), Dollywood offers rides and attractions, shows, and a dozen crafters authentic to the East Tennessee region. Dollywood's Splash Country, recognized by the Travel Channel as one of the country's most beautiful waterparks and named 2009's Must-See Waterpark by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions, operates from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Dollywood Cabins offers luxurious cabin accommodations overlooking Dollywood. Opening in 2015, the 307-room Dollywood's DreamMore Resort will provide guests spectacular mountain views and family-friendly amenities next door to Dollywood theme park and Dollywood's Splash Country. For more information, call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD or visit dollywood.com. Operating days and hours vary.

Disclosure: The Savvy and Sassy family will receive complimentary tickets for the purpose purpose of writing a review, no monetary compensation will be/was received. Any opinions expressed are based solely on our family’s experience.

November 12, 2014

Winner Announcement - Daylight Savings Time Pampers Diapers & Wipes Giveaway


Thank you for all of your entries in the Daylight Savings Time Pampers Diapers & Wipes Giveaway! The winner is:

Jenn G.

The winner has been notified by email and has 24 hours to respond or another winner will be selected. Make sure you follow Savvy and Sassy on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to get updates on the giveaways coming soon!

October 28, 2014

Daylight Savings Time Sleep Tips + Pampers Giveaway

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.


Daylight Savings Time is right around the corner. We Fall Back on Sunday, November 2 at 2:00 a.m. and time changes can be a mom's worst nightmare. Messing up the sleep schedule we have worked so hard to achieve is frustrating for everyone, baby included. Don't worry, I have a few tips to help you through it.

Did you know that Pampers has done extensive research on sleep and they've learned that babies are more vulnerable to waking up when they're wet? Unlike other diapers that offer two layers, Pampers diapers have three absorbent layers that provide up to 12 hours of overnight dryness protection. It's Pampers hope to minimize sleep disruptions so that little ones get the sweet slumber they deserve and need!

According to the 2013 survey conducted by Pampers, almost one-quarter of moms (24%) felt that a dry diaper was the number one thing that enabled their baby to sleep through the night. As moms, we know the importance of sleep (we never get enough for ourselves) and it affects our children's physical and cognitive development, sociability and the really important day-to-day mood. That's why Pampers is so committed to keeping our babies dry through the most important parts of their day: love, play and sleep.

Daylight Savings Time Adjustment Tips
  • Start Early - Putting baby to be a few minutes later (earlier in spring) each night the week before the time change makes it a gradual adjustment
  • Keep It Dark - Blackout curtains are a mom's bff, they come in many price points, colors and sizes. Ever notice how you sleep in later in a hotel?
  • Noise - White noise seems to make everyone sleep a little sounder, even the simple sound of a running fan can improve sleep and block out noise
  • Routine - Continue your regular routine, just move a few minutes each day
  • Patience - Regardless of how you prepare the adjustment to take a little longer than planned
Join me for for a #PampersSleepChat on Wednesday October 29th at 9pm EST with sleep expert, Kim West (@TheSleepLady) to learn some tips for helping ease the transition and then, how Pampers diapers provide the superior overnight protection that can keep little ones asleep for longer. 

RSVP and you will have a chance to win Twitter Party Prizes which include:

· Prize 1 - Twinkles Nightlight in Blue, 148 ct of Pampers diapers and a pack of wipes.
· Prize 2 - Pottery Barn plush security blanket, $50 Barnes & Noble gift card, a pack of Pampers diapers and wipes.
· Prize 3 - A gift card to The $125 Children's Place for pajamas, a pack of Pampersdiapers/wipes
· Prize 4 - A Kindle Fire so parents can purchase baby bedtime books, an $100 Amazon gift card to purchase the e-books, a pack of Pampers diapers and wipes.
· RSVP-Diapers and Wipes

For more information please visit the Pampers website. You can also find Pampers on Twitter or follow Pampers on Facebook.

Win It
One (1) Savvy and Sassy reader is going to win (2) Pampers Free Product Coupons each good for one pack of Pampers Diapers and one pack of Pampers Wipes. Winner will be selected using random.org and will be announced on November 10, 2014. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn. Contest open to people 18 years or older in the U.S.
What are your tips for helping your children adjust to Daylights Savings Time?

Disclosure: This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

October 16, 2014

Couponing On-The-Go {Couponing Tips for Busy Moms}


Does it seem like you never have the coupons you need with you when you need them? If you are like me then your errands tend to be spontaneous. Coupons can be hard to come by especially that I no longer get the news paper. I do have a couple of great tips to keep you saving on the fly! One of my favorite sources for saving, especially for large purchases, auto servicing (oil changes) or home repairs is the Money Mailer


  • Keep coupons for frequently visited places in your car - I keep coupons for my favorite restaurants and pizza spots and local dry cleaners in the center console of my car. They are kept nice and organized in a plastic pencil box. (I always have 20% coupons for my favorite home goods store in their too) 
  • Have you seen all of the great coupons from Money Mailer in your mailbox? Dry cleaners, restaurants, oil change places. Perfect coupons to keep with you when you are on-the-go.
  • Try to plan shopping trips/coordinate coupons the night before - Although I may not always be successful I do try to plan out any shopping the day before. If I don't have time to clip them, I usually have a small pair in my car. 
  • Digital coupons - There are many websites that you can print coupons from your home. The days of retailers refusing them seems to be over. Did you know the Money Mailer even has grocery coupons on their website?
  • Money saving apps - these are an on-the-go mom's best way to save. Money Mailer has a free app you can download and start saving immediately. I have saved a substantially greater amount of money this year by using money saving apps. 

In honor of Money Mailer's 35th year anniversary I wanted to share some fun coupon slang and interesting coupon facts. 


Did you know:
  • 92% of consumers use coupons, 60% use printable coupons (RetailMeNot)
  • 55% of shoppers digitally "clip" coupons (Inmar)
  • 81% of consumers find it fun to see how much they can save with coupons or loyalty cards (Deloitte)
and this one which really surprised me:
  • 56% of 13-17 year olds use coupons or coupon codes (RedPlum)
For more information, visit the Money Mailer website. You can also find Money Mailer on Facebook or follow Money Mailer on Pinterest.

What are your best tips for saving while on-the-go? Happy Saving.



About Money Mailer:

Money Mailer is a leader in the U.S. direct marketing industry, has been certified as a World-Class Franchise by the Franchise Research Institute and was Entrepreneur Magazine’s #1 advertising services franchise for 2012. Money Mailer delivers hyperlocal savings to consumers through shared media mail, mobile, online and social media, and helps businesses affordably and accurately reach these consumers. For more information, visit www.MoneyMailer.com.

Money Mailer currently reaches 17 million households across the country with its traditional envelope and is on track to increase its reach by two million by the end of 2014.

Disclosure: I am participating in this campaign as a member of The Niche Parent Network & Conference in partnership with Money Mailer. I received promotional items to thank me for my time, no monetary compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

October 14, 2014

Winner Announcement - Enfagrow Gift Pack


Thank you for all of your entries in the Enfagrow Gift Pack Giveaway! The winner is:

Ann B.
I like the idea of giving a supplement when you have a child that gets on a roll and only wants to eat certain foods. 
The winner has been notified by email and has 24 hours to respond or another winner will be selected. Make sure you follow Savvy and Sassy on FacebookTwitter and Google+ to get updates on the giveaways coming soon!


Read my post HERE for more information on DHA and to find out if your child is getting enough.

October 9, 2014

Our Adventure With Disney On Ice Frozen {Review}


Last night we had the fun opportunity to go to the opening night of the new Disney On Ice Presents Frozen! Getting tickets to attend and review events  and sharing them with my readers is one of my favorite things about blogging. This was also our first event at Philips Arena since moving to Atlanta. 


The show was absolutely fantastic to say the least. Having seen other excellent Disney on Ice performances I just knew that a story set on ice and snow could only be amazing on skates. It did not disappoint, Disney on Ice Frozen was the best on ice performance I've seen. Get a video preview of the show here

This morning we were talking about the show and Mia said her favorite part about the show was Elsa, and Anna, and Olaf, and Sven, and Christof, and Frozenland (AKA Arendelle), and all of the Disney Princesses. She went on and on, basically she LOVED the entire show. The poor people surrounding us shared in her excited squeals and screams. As an adult the show was enjoyable too!


Our daughter loved the show and the entire arena was filled with little Elsa's and Anna's. Frozen is hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with special guest appearances by your most beloved Disney Princesses and characters from favorites like Disney Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, don't miss this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online from Ticketmaster.


The show is running in Atlanta at the Philips Arena through October 12, 2014. New shows have been added so it is not too late to get tickets. After leaving Georgia the show is headed to Alabama then North Carolina. For more information Disney On Ice presents Frozen visit Ticketmaster or the Disney on Ice website. You can also find Disney on Ice on Facebook or follow Disney on Ice on Twitter.


If you have a Frozen lover in your house then this is a show you cannot miss. We cannot wait for the next Disney on Ice performance to come back to Philips Arena.



Disclosure: The Savvy and Sassy family received complimentary tickets for the purpose purpose of writing a review, no monetary compensation will be/was received. Any opinions expressed are based solely on our family’s experience.

October 2, 2014

Winner Announcement - VTech Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo Explorers Playset


Thank you for all of your entries in the VTech Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo Explorers Playset Giveaway! The winners are:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The winner has been notified by email and has 24 hours to respond or another winner will be selected. Make sure you follow Savvy and Sassy on FacebookTwitter and Google+ to get updates on the giveaways coming soon!

October 1, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Summer May Be Over



Summer may be over but we sure are enjoying the amazing Georgia fall weather (I'm sure I'll complain once it starts getting cold). It has been absolutely perfect for playing outside and Mini Me has been having so much fun decorating the driveway and last night the fence too. 

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