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Getting the opportunity to attend Monster Jam has been great – But I have always wondered about the cars.  How big are they Really?  What are their drivers like?  Now you can have the opportunity to meet Some of the Drivers Locally.  Heres a List

Grinder at Advance Auto Parts in Dearborn, MI!
Friday, March 1, 2013 from 2-6 PM
Advance Auto Parts Store 7037
5524 Schaefer Rd
Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone: 313-945-6646
Subject to change without notice.

Bad Habit at Advance Auto Parts in Southgate, MI!
Friday, March 1, 2013 from 2-6 PM
Advance Auto Parts Store 8745
13459 Eureka Rd
Southgate, MI 48195
Phone: 734-284-4128
Subject to change without notice.


Bounty Hunter at Advance Auto Parts in Clinton Township, MI!
Friday, March 1, 2013 from 2-6 PM
Advance Auto Parts Store 8604
33921 S Gratiot Ave
Clinton Township, MI 48035
Phone: 586-791-1380
Subject to change without notice.

Brutus at Rightway Auto in Livonia, MI!
Friday, March 1, 2013 from 12-2 PM
Right Way Auto
30300 Plymouth Rd.
Livonia, MI 48510
Subject to change without notice.


Grave Digger with Dennis Anderson at Macomb Mall Roseville, MI!
Friday, March 1, 2013 from 6-8 PM
Macomb Mall
23233 Gratiot Ave.
Roseville MI, 48066
Subject to change without notice.

Maybe I can let Lil C’s dad know – if he wants to take him after school!.  are you going to go?

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IT was a great show! Both the kids were in love with it!



We had SUCH a blast at the Monster Jam in January!  And the MI Savings Mama family is Excited that they are coming back to the Ford Field on March 2, 2013. I posted a bunch of photos on Instagram from the January Event.  Lil C LOVED both of the doggy cars – and was heart broken when they broke!

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Here is a quick bit about Monster Jam:  Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam monster trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over or smash through!  Monster Jam provides a massive night’s entertainment tailored perfectly for your family’s budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old.

Right now, MI Savings Mama Readers can get a great deal on Tickets! You can get 4 Tickets, 4 Hot Dogs & 4 Sodas for $100!  A savings of over $35!

How can you get tickets?  You can purchase them here or enter below to win a set of your own!

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Monster Jam is coming BACK to Detroit!   They will be invading the Ford Field on March 2nd at 7Pm!  Get your tickets Now!  With this deal you can get 4 Tickets, 4 Hot Dogs, and 4 Sodas $100!  Savings of over $35!  That is an Amazing Price! Who are you going to bring?

Being in my job for so many years, I have built up enough Vacation time that I can travel a couple times this year.  I have been looking for places to Vacation – when I heard about Steamboat Springs.ski

A ski vacation or weekend get-a-way to Steamboat Springs is bound to be filled with powder skiing and genuine western hospitality, but not many visitors expect the luxurious experience offered by the Highmark Steamboat Springs. Located across the street from the Steamboat gondola, the Highmark offers 16 exclusive vacation rental condominiums in a boutique hotel environment. Each vacation residence is furnished in lavish mountain style with sandstone fireplaces, jetted tubs, sumptuous gourmet kitchens, and elegantly rustic appointments. The amenities are exceptional with an indoor-outdoor heated pool, outdoor hot tub, ladies’ and men’s individual steam rooms, locker rooms, showers, and a private fitness club with state-of-the-art equipment. And if you’re traveling with kids, the guest lounge features a game room with gas fireplace, large high-definition TV, and game tables. You’ll feel pampered and indulged under the attentive eye of the guest services team. From complimentary local shuttle service, to activity and dining planning, to convenient ski valet, all requests are encouraged and nothing is overlooked. If you don’t believe me, just check out TripAdvisor. Highmark Steamboat is rated #1 in Specialty Lodging in Steamboat Springs with a near perfect ‘Excellent’ traveler rating after over 100 reviews.

 Click here to learn how you can save up to 30% on a stay of 3 nights or more this winter at the luxurious Highmark Steamboat Springs vacation rentals.  Or call 877-879-6555 for personalized service.

**Thank you US Family Guide for this information!

Last Saturday we went to Monster Jam!  Lil C LOVED the Loud Cars – His favorites were The 2 Dog cars – Mega Bite and Brutus.  Needless to say, neither of them won, but it was a great night

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It was an amazing night!  Had great company and There were SO many Amazing Wipe outs and Flips!  And there were even Some GREAT Saves!  Way to Go Grave Digger for riding on just 3 wheels and FINISHING out the run!



Ever since becoming a blogger, I have found myself traveling much more now then I have ever traveled in the past.  And I rely on my computer  to keep me upto date on everything.  So when I am in an area where I cant use my computer, then Its a LONG day… With NetZero, you don’t have to worry about being Stranded without internet

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If you travel, then this is Defiantly one Item I recommend.  Right now there are over 80 cities across the United States that provide the NetZero Service.  Currently, It is not located in my Home area, but It is located in 2 areas that I travel to Frequently.  I love having the ability to have a “HOTSPOT” that I can rely on – and not have to worry about having any of my personal information compromised.  If you haven’t ever used a “hotSpot” – then you have no idea what you’re missing.  This Mobile Broadband gives you 4G service, at the touch of a finger tip.  And as long as you are in a NetZero Area, you will have no problem using this device.  If you are considering NetZero, make sure you check to see if you have coverage.

*I received a NetZero BroadBand HotSpot in exchange for this review.  All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam is coming back to town!  January 12, 2013 at the Ford Field in Detroit Michigan!  I am so excited to be able to bring this great event to you!  The MI Savings Mama family is planning on being there!  How about you?

A little about Monster Jam:  Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam monster trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over or smash through!  Monster Jam provides a massive night’s entertainment tailored perfectly for your family’s budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old.

 

Are you wanting to go to Monster Jam?  If so, just make sure to go through here  to purchase your tickets.  With this deal you can get 4 Tickets, 4 Hot Dogs, 4 Sodas and 4 Pit Passes for $100!  Savings of over $75!  That is an Amazing Price!

You can find them on Facebook and on Twitter!  Check back in the next week or so to win some tickets to this great show!

Heres some Monster Jam Trivia!  How many can you get right!

  1. Body – Made of_____________, a monster truck body is custom designed to create a character or theme for the truck.
    1. Fiberglass
    2. Steel
    3. Iron

 

  1. Driver Seat – Most monster trucks have the driver seated ______________the vehicle so he or she can best see the track for weight distribution.
    1. in the center of<
    2. on top of
    3. on the left side of

 

  1. As a safety measure, all seatbelts employ ________________ to restrain the driver’s body.
    1. an auto-lock feature
    2. 5 point harness
    3. an escape pod

 

  1. Paint – Most Monster Jam® monster trucks require _______________ of paint time.
    1. more than 25 days
    2. more than 40 hours
    3. less than 10 hours

 

  1. Engines – Custom-built, supercharged and methanol-injected, a monster truck engine burns up to _________________ of methanol per run (approximately 80 meters) and delivers about __________________.
    1. 30 liters; 2,000 horsepower
    2. 10 liters; 1,500 horsepower
    3. 5 liters; 1,000 horsepower

 

  1. Suspension System – In order to allow the drivers to withstand the punishing impacts of jumping and crashing a monster truck during a performance, each Monster Jam monster truck is equipped with specially-engineered extra long 76cm shock absorbers filled with oil and ________________________ that are installed with each tire.
    1. vinegar
    2. water
    3. nitrogen gas

 

  1. Each monster truck tire is custom made but must be ______________ inches high and _____________ inches wide.
    1. 120; 99
    2. 33; 33
    3. 66; 43

 

  1. The average monster truck team will go through _____________ tires in one year.
    1. 80
    2. 8
    3. 20

 

  1. ________________ was the 25year anniversary for the Grave Digger Team
    1. 2005
    2. 2010
    3. 2007

 

  1. More than ____________________ Monster Jam fans attend events each year worldwide
    1. 1 million
    2. 2 million
    3. 4 million

 

  1. The World Finals in ____________________ brings 24 of the top trucks in the world to compete for the World Freestyle and Racing Championships.  Competitors are by invitation only.
    1. Houston, TX
    2. Las Vegas, NV
    3. Atlanta, GA

 

  1. A monster truck race team will travel _______________ Miles a year by land to attend events.
    1. 45,000
    2. 1 million
    3. 27,000

 

  1. Typical monster trucks cost ___________________ yearly to build, staff, compete, transport and maintain on the Monster Jam tour.
    1. $1 million
    2. $350,000
    3. $600,000

 

  1. Average number of cars crushed per year: _____________________.
    1. 3,000
    2. 500
    3. 1,000

*I will receive tickets in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

Guess Who’s coming Back to Detroit!  Grave Digger and ALL his Friends!   They will be invading the Ford Field on January 12th at 7Pm!  Get your tickets Now!  With this deal you can get 4 Tickets, 4 Hot Dogs, 4 Sodas and 4 Pit Passes for $100!  Savings of over $75!  That is an Amazing Price!

This week is a Not so Wordless Wednesday! The MI Savings Mama Family had such a great time!

    

This past Thursday I had the opportunity to take Lil C, Lil Miss, My man, and also my uncle and cousin to see the Ringling Bros & Barnum Bailey Circus!  This was held at the Palace!

     

Some of my Favorite parts were the Clown!  He just was always doing something to make fun of the other actors!  Which made the crowd laugh louder and louder!  The Band was defiantly my all time favorite! I love when there is a live ensemble!   If you look hard enough, you will be able to see the drummer behind the sound wall!

     

These animals are all Amazing Creatures!   I sit in Awe every time I see them!



* I received tickets in exchange for all posts for this event.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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Lil C is in First grade… Things have sure changed a LOT since I was in First Grade.  They are already Learning Spanish…..Hey, I didn’t even get the opportunity to take a Language until I hit High School.  I know it is stated that Kids Absorb things like a sponge, and that’s why they start teaching them so young.  But How do I help him with his Spanish?  I tried to have him teach me, but It’s hard to know if he’s teaching me the right words, when I have no  clue of the language itself.  The older you get, the harder it is to learn new things (in theory).  But it is now Extremely Easy to learn new Languages with Slanguage!

A little about Slanguage:  It’s simple: follow the illustrated prompts and read the English words out loud, and soon you’ll be speaking Spanish. This handy, easy-to-read language guide is easy to carry and gives the basic phrases you need while traveling, asking directions, or ordering food at a restaurant. It also includes phrases for medical or legal emergencies, as well as terminology for hotels, airports, and so on. But most of all, it’s just plain fun!  This is created by Mike Ellis

After only using the Slanguage for a few days, I was already able to hold a simple conversation with my son – Asking how the other is and being able to respond!
The Spanish Slanguage is broken up into Different Chapters – including:
Greetings and Responses
Adjectives
Family
Questions
Food and Restaurants
Labor
Law Enforcement
Health and Medicine
Travel and Tourism
This book is great for all ages - because not only does it have words, but there are pictures as well to help you learn the language as well.  Even though I personally could go through and learn the language quicker on my own, I am taking the time and going through the chapters, with Lil C.  He is doing Moo We Bee Yen! (Very good).

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I received a copy of the Spanish Slanguage in Exchange for this review. All opinions expressed are those of my own.

So, as you may remember – I went to BlogHer  in August.. and I met some great people… I love looking through the cards that I received – reminding myself of the great friendships I made because of it.  So I scooped up the pile of cards from my bag (boy were they all over) and low and behold – look who were at the top!  2 people, that because of BlogHer, I would have never know.  Mitch from GayNYC Dad and Liz from Yes/No Films

   
And I got a breath of fresh Air looking out my door this morning – look at those beautiful roses in bloom!  I love them….

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