Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pike Nurseries to Offer chanting Classes in October!

Pumpkin Planter

The season of cool breezes and colorful landscapes is upon us!
Gardeners can welcome fall with informative classes about fall container gardening and a hands-on class where attendees will create picturesque pumpkin planters.  Pike Nurseries will also host a career fair to hire experienced gardeners and aspiring green thumbs alike for seasonal positions!
Creating Fall Container Gardens
October 3-5 and October 7 at select Pike Nurseries locations

With autumn comes beautiful fall foliage and blooming flowers!  In this free class, guests will learn how to use fall’s finest foliage to create charming containers, hanging baskets, and window boxes to decorate outdoor spaces.  Complimentary refreshments will be provided, along with the opportunity to enter a drawing for a free Pike Nurseries prize.
Creating Fall Container Gardens Schedule:
·     Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m. – Peachtree City store
103 Hwy 74 South, Peachtree City, Ga. 30269

·     Wednesday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m. – Johns Creek store
5795 State Bridge Road, Alpharetta, Ga. 30022

·     Wednesday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m. – Ballantyne store
12630 N. Community House Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28277

·     Thursday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m. – West Cobb store
3431 Barrett Parkway NW, Marietta, Ga. 30064

·     Saturday, October 7 at 9 a.m. – Lindbergh store
2410 Camellia Lane NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30324

·     Saturday, October 7 at 9 a.m. - Matthews store
1016 Devore Lane, Matthews, N.C. 28105

·     Saturday, October 7 at 10 a.m. – Lake Oconee store
1341 Linger Longer Road, Greensboro, Ga. 30642

Make and Take:  Pumpkin Planter
Saturday, October 21 at 9 a.m. at all Pike Nurseries stores

Green thumbs are invited to plant fall flowers inside a festive pumpkin during this special make-and-take class.  Once completed, guests can proudly display their masterpiece at home for a magazine-worthy centerpiece or decoration!  Class fee includes all supplies and refreshments.  Attendees must pre-register at

Fall Lawn with Japanese MapleLiriope & Lawn

Career Fair
Thursday, October 12 from 3-6 p.m. at all Pike Nurseries stores

Pike Nurseries AssociateCalling all people and plant enthusiasts!  Pike Nurseries is hiring for all seasonal positions.  The largest independent garden retailer is seeking gardening hobbyists, experts, and everyone in between to join the team for the holiday season.  Applicants are encouraged to come prepared for on-the-spot interviews. 

For more information on the FREE gardening classes and events offered at Pike Nurseries, please visit

Monday, July 10, 2017

North Georgia Premium Outlets - Christmas in July Beach Ball Drop!

North Georgia Premium Outlets will celebrate the spirited season early with its annual Christmas in July Beach Ball Drop on Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.  Area families and friends can catch tunes from DJ Crazy Mike between 2 – 5 p.m. in Sundial Court, located near American Eagle Outfitters, and enjoy a Sidewalk Sale from participating brands featuring enormous deals on top of the center’s 25% to 65% off every day savings. 

Located in the Gazebo, the Destination Dawsonville Kids Zone will have complimentary face painting from noon – 3 p.m. and a balloon artist from 2 – 5 p.m.  Community partners, including Chestatee Ford, Costco, King of Pops, and All Green Outdoor Center will also be onsite as a treat for attendees.  Right before 5 p.m., DJ Crazy Mike will invite shoppers to join in as the countdown begins for the drop of 2,500 beach balls! 

WHAT:  North Georgia Premium Outlets Christmas in July Beach Ball Drop
WHEN:  Saturday, July 15
Onsite activities from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.*
*Sidewalk Sale from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; DJ Crazy Mike will play from 2 – 5 p.m.; beach ball drop at 5 p.m.
WHERE:  North Georgia Premium Outlets, 800 U.S. Highway 400 S., Dawsonville, GA 30534
HOW:  This event is FREE and open to the public!
For more information, visit or follow along on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Walt Disney World's Disney Springs Offers New Gift Card Offer!

Walt Disney World's newest shopping district, Disney Springs, will soon be offering a new gift card offer (and yes, kids, it's not even the holiday season yet)!

Starting July 10th, when you buy a $100 shopping card for Disney Springs, you will receive a $25 bonus card!

The $100 gift card does not have an expiration date, but the $25 bonus card expires on October 29, 2017.  Perfect for spending all summer and fall.

The gift cards are only good at Disney-owned and operated stores, but don't worry...there are plenty to choose from!

Happy shopping my friends.  Walt Disney World is truly the most magical place on earth!

*This promo is only available for purchase from Disney's World of Disney store at Disney Springs.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Atlanta Botanical Garden - The Curious Garden Opens!

Exhibit's bold art puts focus on nature's beauty

The Atlanta Botanical Garden has designated 2017 as its “year of the garden” and to celebrate is presenting an art exhibition designed to encourage guests to see, stop, experience, and talk about nature – all in surprisingly intriguing ways.
The Curious Garden, presented through October 29, features 11 site-specific installations created to share a story about the Garden’s plant collections and plant conservation work by prompting visitors to make a discovery, ask questions, and provoke a discussion.  Bold, often unexpected, man-made and altered natural materials are employed to direct the eye to focus on the simple beauty of nature.  Think dozens of multi-colored spray-painted trees. A mysterious display of scientific lab glassware filled with an array of colorful liquids.  Dozens of sparkly old chandeliers dripping with plants.
“This is the year of the garden, one that emphasizes all of our recent enhancements here, with unexpected experiences aimed at generating conversations, to get people curious and talking about nature,” said Mary Pat Matheson, the Garden’s President & CEO.  “The show will provide unique opportunities for sharing the Garden’s story, such as our important work in conservation and the preservation of trees.”
The unique and unconventional installations are the work of guest artist and design director Adam Schwerner, known for his bold, and sometimes evocative, enhancements to city parks in Chicago and elsewhere.  
Among the “unexpected” look for:
  • Dozens of bare trees, harvested off site from an overcrowded location and “planted” throughout the Garden, painted in brilliant pink, orange, blue, and green that draw the eye, inspiring conversations about color, form, and natural beauty and value of trees.
  • The Levy Parterre transformed into an elegant white garden, emphasizing plants with flowers and foliage in white, gray and silver – a salute to great gardens around the world, such as England’s famed white garden at Sissinghurst castle.
  • The Fuqua Conservatory adorned with dozens of sparkly old chandeliers dripping with plants.
Over the years, the Garden has staged carefully curated exhibitions featuring installations of existing art.  The Curious Garden, however, is unique in that it is site specific, meaning the concepts all originated from within the Garden and are designed to be integrated with the landscape and plants in a way that focuses attention on the Garden’s resources and mission, helping to tell those stories.
The exhibition also coincides with the opening of the Garden’s newest space, the Skyline Garden, designed to showcase the diversity of plants that can be grown in the Southeast while emphasizing its stunning location as an urban oasis in the heart of bustling Midtown.
Schwerner, who is Director of Disneyland Resort Horticulture & Resort Enhancement, previously was director of the Chicago Park District’s Department of Cultural and Natural Resources. There, he spearheaded initiatives to increase the presence of public art in city parks, including painting trees and providing artists the opportunity to carve standing dead trees into works of art.
“All my life I have pursued my dual loves of art and horticulture,” Schwerner said.  “With this series of site-specific art installations and the gardens, there is a coming together of these two great pursuits. And what better place is there to undertake this botanical-art adventure than the botanical garden, which so fully engages visitors with these two areas of expertise?”
Visitors may enjoy the exhibition in the evening every Thursday during Cocktails in the Garden, the popular garden party featuring live music, cash bars, and adult games.  The Garden’s onsite restaurant, Longleaf, will be serving a special dinner menu every Thursday as well (reservations are recommended).

The Curious Garden is presented with support from The Home Depot Foundation and the Isdell Family Foundation.

Mall of Georgia - Honoring Freedom With 15th Annual Star Spangled Fourth!

Annual Independence Day celebration features cinema showcase, live music and the grandest firework display in Gwinnett!


Mall of Georgia’s 15th annual Star Spangled Fourth event is set to light up the skies on Tuesday, July 4!
Presented by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Independence Day bash will offer a variety of patriotic fun for the entire family, including children’s rides and inflatables; live music; food and beverage concessions; a special Movies Under The Stars presentation of “The LEGO® Batman Movie” on a 70-foot big screen; and – of course – the largest fireworks display in the county! 


WHAT: 15th annual Star Spangled Fourth at Mall of Georgia
Celebrate red, white, and blue at Mall of Georgia with live concerts, outdoor movie, fireworks, and more for the entire family!
WHEN: Tuesday, July 4
  • 5 p.m. – Kids Zone opens; FREE concerts begin in the Village Amphitheatre
    • 5 – 7 p.m. – The Woody’s
    • 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. – A1A The Official Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show
  • 9:30 p.m. – Singing of the National Anthem by Jeff Pike of A1A The Official Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show
  • 9:35 p.m. – Gwinnett’s grandest fireworks display
  • Post-fireworks screening of “The LEGO® Batman Movie” (rated PG) in parking lot across from Dick's Sporting Goods
WHERE: Mall of Georgia
3333 Buford Drive, Buford, GA 30519
For sponsorship and vendor information regarding Mall of Georgia’s Star Spangled Fourth event, please contact Teresa Holloway by calling 770.271.8458 at
For more information, visit or connect with Mall of Georgia on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Target - Fourth of July Sales are Out!

Save 5% Every Day!

Target has released their sales for next week!  Some amazing pre-Fourth of July sales.  Here is what you can expect this week at Target:

...and don't forget - **FREE** shipping on orders of $35 or more!  Plus, shop through a cash back site and use your Target RedCard for additional savings!  Happy shopping (and saving)!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Kellogg's Family Rewards - 100 More Points!

Kellogg's has released two more codes to help you get 100 more points:
  • DADYOUARETHEBEST - 50 points (expires 6/25)
  • KFRC-ELEB-RATE-SDAD - 50 points (expires 6/25)
These points are great as they can be redeemed for high-dollar coupons!

*Thanks to Southern Savers for posting these codes!