Thursday, June 13, 2019

IKEA Unveils Two New Summer Sales!


Ikea has some exciting details about two upcoming sales this summer:
  • The IKEA Kitchen Event
  • IKEA Summer Sale

There’s no better time for IKEA fans to build their dream kitchen at an affordable price than this summer with the IKEA Kitchen Event!
IKEA FAMILY members will receive 10% off kitchen purchases between June 19th and July 28th* in-store and online at IKEA-USA.com/Kitchens.  Plus, IKEA shoppers have the ability to make a purchase today and pay over time with the IKEA Projekt credit card.
And the savings go beyond the kitchen! With summer in full swing, customers can visit their local IKEA to enjoy up to 50% off select items in-store June 26 - July 7, 2019 with the IKEA Summer Sale.
In addition, IKEA FAMILY members can take advantage of the following special FAMILY offers in-store and online June 26 - July 7:
Interested in becoming an IKEA FAMILY member? Sign up now at IKEA-USA.com/FAMILY.
For more details, inspiration and/or to book your FREE kitchen planning appointment, IKEA fans can visit  IKEA-USA.com/SummerSale and IKEA-USA.com/Kitchens.


Saturday, June 8, 2019

Atlanta's Fox Theatre Kicks off the 2019 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival!

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Atlanta's The Fox Theatre presents the 2019 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival with a screening of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” for the film’s 30th Anniversary.
This family favorite will return to the venue with a sing-along component for all to participate in!
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After opening night, the festival will include early and evening shows including “Saturday Morning Cartoons,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Mary Poppins” sing-along, “The Princess Bride” and the 80th Anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz.”
Discounted tickets for these films will go on sale Friday, June 7, at noon for $8 until June 30. General admission tickets will go up to $10 after June 30. Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets at the door for $12.

Tickets are on sale now at FoxTheatre.org. Single-event access to the Marquee Club presented by Lexus will also be available for purchase for select films for $40 per person. Marquee Club access will include private entry, locally sourced food from film-inspired menus, meet-and-greet opportunities with movie characters, adult and kid-friendly movie-themed beverages, rooftop access, private bars, and restrooms and more!
As in previous years, Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival will showcase films on its impressive 26-by-56-foot screen. Patrons will enjoy movies under the Fox Theatre’s distinctive blue sky with twinkling stars and fluffy clouds. For select showings, guests will have the opportunity to attend a magical pre-show experience, which will include a sing-a-long with a vintage cartoon and performances on the world-renowned “Mighty Mo” organ.
2019 COCA-COLA SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
Sunday, July 14 @ 2:00p.m.       

Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” sing-along, 30th anniversary
Sunday, July 14 @ 6:30p.m.       
“To Kill a Mockingbird”
Sunday, July 21 @ 2p.m.             
“Mary Poppins” sing-along
Saturday, July 27 @ 10a.m.         
“Saturday Morning Cartoons”
Saturday, July 27 @ 7:30p.m.     
“The Princess Bride”
Sunday, August 25 @ 2:00p.m.   
“The Wizard of Oz”, 80th Anniversary
Specialty Movie Ticket Pricing
·     “Disney’s Little Mermaid” sing-along screening – Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the show.

·     “Mary Poppins” sing-along screening – Tickets are $15 in advance for $20 on the day of the show.

·     “Saturday Morning Cartoons” – Tickets are $5 now through the show date.

*Additional fees may apply. Guests must purchase tickets at the Fox Theatre ticket office or at FoxTheatre.org

*MARQUEE CLUB PRESENTED BY LEXUS

The club will not be open for “Saturday Morning Cartoons”. Activations for “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Princess Bride” will be announced at a later date. Special kid-friendly opportunities in the Marquee Club presented by Lexus for both sing-alongs and The Wizard of Oz are outlined below, with more details to follow closer to the date of each viewing.
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” - $40 per person
Club attendees will enjoy a meet-and-greet opportunity with a magical mermaid princess, adult and kid-friendly “Under the Sea” specialty drinks, and movie-themed menu items. Club amenities include early, private entry with expedited security, premium bars, rooftop access, and private restrooms.
“Mary Poppins” sing-along - $40 per person
Club attendees will enjoy a meet-and-greet opportunity with a Mary Poppins look-alike character, adult and kid-friendly “Spoonful of Sugar” specialty drinks, and movie-themed menu items. Club amenities include early, private entry with expedited security, premium bars, rooftop access, and private restrooms.
“The Wizard of Oz”- $40 per person
Club attendees will enjoy a meet-and-greet opportunity with Wizard of Oz look-alike characters, adult and kid-friendly specialty drinks, and movie-themed menu items. Club amenities include early, private entry with expedited security, premium bars, rooftop access, and private restrooms.
Parking Pricing
While spaces are available, select Lanier parking lots surrounding the Fox Theatre will offer discounted $5 parking for Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival patrons. For more information, please visit FoxTheatre.org.

Special Movie Tours:
All film festival dates will have a 60-minute movie tour that start 2 hours prior to each film. There will be no Movie Tour prior to “Saturday Morning Cartoons”. Admission to Movie Tours will be $20 per person. * Additional fees may apply. Guests must purchase tickets at the Fox Theatre ticket office or at FoxTheatre.org
Movie Tours Schedule:
"Little Mermaid" sing-along
Sunday, July 14th             
12:00p.m. 

"To Kill A Mockingbird"
Sunday, July 14th
4:30 p.m.    
"Mary Poppins" sing-along
Sunday, July 21st
12 p.m.

"The Princess Bride"
Saturday, July 27th
5:30 p.m.
"The Wizard of Oz"
Sunday, August 25th
12 p.m.
To purchase tickets or get additional information, please visit FoxTheatre.org.








Thursday, March 21, 2019

New Apollo 11 Movies Marks 50th Anniversary!



Welcome back to Day Late Dollar Short!  Due to life changes, we had to take a short break, but we are so happy to be back blogging and visiting with all of you!  Thanks to all of you that kept up with us and asked about our site.

Today, we have the great privilege of telling you about a new movie that is currently playing in theaters across America - Apollo 11.

This movie marks the 50th Anniversary of Apollo's launch and story.  To help stir up some excitement, here is an exclusive feature posted to YouTube by Neon:



My family loves all things space, so we are really excited to see this morning and learn more about Apollo's story.

The movie is only playing for a limited time and in a limited number of theaters if you are interested in seeing.  Please check your local theater for possible showings and times, and if you do see it, please come back and leave me a comment.

I'd love to hear what you think!



*Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing the product/product information. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did/will receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Solo! Did You Get Your Tickets Yet?


Solo Free Movie Poster


So, I know most of my Disney friends are already aware of the new Star Wars movie coming out this month.

It's the story of Hans Solo and how his character came to be the historic figure we now know and love.

But one thing you might not know is that Fandango is offering some fun items and events if you buy your tickets through them.  One of the items available is a **FREE** collectible poster.  It's free while supplies last.

I always love going to new Disney movies, and it makes it even more exciting when they give away free promotional items and collectibles.  To secure your free poster, click on this link or on the picture above!




Atlanta Botanical Gardens - Concerts in the Garden Returns!


Tickets for the 16th annual Concerts in the Garden go on sale April 6.

Concerts in the Garden

Concerts in the Garden returns this summer to the Atlanta Botanical Garden with a diverse lineup of acts, both at the Midtown and Gainesville venues.

The 16th annual outdoor series, presented on the Great Lawn at the Midtown garden and at the Ivester Amphitheater at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville, features:
In ATLANTA:
  • Wednesday, June 6:  Sheryl Crow
  • Friday, June 15:  The Wood Brothers
  • Friday, June 29:  JJ Grey & Mofro
  • Friday, July 13:  Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
  • Friday, July 27:  Michael McDonald
  • Saturday, Aug. 4:  Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • Friday, Aug. 24:  Guster
In GAINESVILLE:
  • Saturday, May 5: Boz Scaggs
  • Saturday, Sept. 22: Melissa Etheridge

Look for more acts to be announced this spring.

Tickets are on sale at concertsinthegarden.org and at Garden admissions. Seating is general admission, and ticketholders are welcome to bring blankets or low-rise chairs. Cash bars and food purchases will be available.


The mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment. The Midtown Garden is located at 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE  and open from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.. For information, visit atlantabg.org or phone 404-876-5859. The Gainesville garden is located at 1911 Sweetbay Drive, Gainesville, 30501 and open from Tuesday –Sunday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. For information, visit.atlantabg.org/visit/Gainesville or phone 404-876-5859.

Atlanta Botanical Gardens - Imaginary Worlds!


Monumental, whimsical plant sculptures back this spring by popular demand.


Imaginary Worlds returns this spring with a menagerie of all-new giant living plant sculptures sure to bring a smile as they take visitors on a fantasy journey throughout the Atlanta Botanical Garden, both at the Midtown and Gainesville locations.

Back by popular demand, the exhibition, presented May 5 – October 28, recaptures the magic of the original blockbuster show from 2013 and 2014 with larger-than-life, topiary-like whimsical sculptures – only this time they’re even bigger.

Imaginary Worlds was just so incredibly popular with our guests that we just had to bring it back – but with an all-new twist,” said Mary Pat Matheson, the Garden’s President & CEO.

Imaginary Worlds: Once Upon a Time will wow visitors with a storybook-themed world of sculptures, both indoors and out – most custom made for the Garden by the exhibition’s creators, International Mosaiculture of Montreal®.  The nonprofit group has staged wildly successful exhibitions of its work around the world, and five years ago the Garden presented the first major exhibition of its kind in the United States

This time, the sculptures – steel forms covered in a mossy fabric, stuffed with soil and planted with thousands of meticulously groomed plants – will be staged in 14 installations. At the Midtown garden, look for a giant Phoenix looming over the Alston Overlook, a mermaid lounging beside Howell Fountain, a massive dragon and sleeping princess near the Great Lawn, a woolly mammoth and a prancing peacock inside the Fuqua Orchid Center, and three towering camels lumbering through the Skyline Garden, to name a few. At the Gainesville garden, the landscape will be adorned with a variety of characters, including a friendly ogre, panda bears and frolicking frogs.

This all-new cast of characters joins the Garden's permanent sculptures, Earth Goddess and Shaggy Dog, which are legacies from the original exhibition.

“In addition to featuring all of the new characters, this exhibition is unique in that the sculptures are extremely large, much more so than the ones in the original show, and our own team of horticulturists will be planting them,” Matheson said.

The process for creating the sculptures takes nearly half a year. It began last fall when conceptual drawings for the pieces were developed in Montreal, metal frames were fabricated, and plant palettes were chosen. The empty frames were shipped to Atlanta in January, and the Garden’s horticulturists began covering them with a mesh fabric and stuffing them with soil. Then the planting commenced – inserting more than 200,000 plants, primarily annuals, one by one. Because Atlanta’s winters are too cold for the annuals to survive, the sculptures were built in sections that were planted inside a greenhouse just outside the city, then trucked to the Garden in spring for assembling on site. Intricate irrigation systems beneath the surface of the sculptures allow the plants to grow – and the creatures to flourish – in Atlanta’s summer heat.

Throughout the exhibition, guests will be able to also enjoy the sculptures in a whole new light at night – illuminated on Thursday evenings during Cocktails in the Garden. 


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Expedia's Semi-Annual Sale Coming Soon!





With the sun setting on spring break, it's now time to start thinking about summer vacations.

For travelers looking to get a head start and save, Expedia is revealing details on the first-ever Expedia Semi-Annual Sale. In addition to deep discounts on hotels, car rentals, cruises, and activities, Expedia customers will also have exclusive access to cheap flight packages from Delta Air Lines.

The sale begins April 20 at 9:00 a.m. PDT.  With hotels and packages to hundreds of destinations on sale, the Expedia Semi-Annual Sale has something for everyone and every kind of trip.

"Summer is one of the busiest travel periods, both domestic and international, and prices tend to go up as we get closer to that peak time," said John Morrey, SVP Brand Expedia.  "Getting an early start on planning and booking can make a huge difference in terms of savings and availability for your perfect trip.  To sweeten the deal, we've sourced exclusive deals and rates travelers usually have to wait until Black Friday to find."

Here's a Sneak Peek at What's Coming This Month

The Expedia Semi-Annual Sale kicks off Friday, April 20, and runs through Monday, April 23.  For four days, exclusive coupons and savings will be released and available for a limited time.

Friday:  Deals will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m. PDT.  Featured deals and coupons through the weekend include:
  • 90% off select hotels with coupon — limited quantities
  • Exclusive Delta Air Lines flight + hotel packages, with hotels up to 50% off
  • Up to 50% off select hotels on Expedia.com
  • $750 off $1,000 package coupon — limited quantities
  • $50 off $200 standalone hotel coupon
Monday:  Last chance!  Featured deals and coupons include:
  • 25% off select hotels with coupon — limited quantities
  • 20% off select hotels with coupon — limited quantities
  • $50 off $200 standalone hotel coupon
Deals booked during the Expedia Semi-Annual Sale have a travel window of April 20, 2018 – August 31, 2018.  For more information on the Expedia Semi-Annual Sale visit https://www.expedia.com/expedia-semi-annual-sale.  Be sure to also check out other exclusive deals on the award-winning Expedia app, which is available for download on iOS and Android devices for free in the App Store and Google Play.

About Expedia.com

Expedia.com ® is one of the world's largest full service travel sites, helping millions of travelers per month easily plan and book travel.  Expedia.com (https://www.expedia.com/, 1-800-EXPEDIA) aims to provide the latest technology and the widest selection of top vacation destinations, affordable airfare, hotel deals, car rentals, destination weddings, cruise deals, and in-destination activities, attractions, services and travel apps.

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To take advantage of these great travel deals, please e-mail me at debbie@dreamsbydesigntravel.com!