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Bing Teacher Appreciation – Say Thanks and Give Back

Have you thanked a teacher today?  As another school year winds down, the best gift you can give is a sincere thank you, be it on the phone, in person or a nice note.  Trust me, I’m married to one! 

At the Bing Teacher Appreciation website, it’s easy to recognize the teachers who have made a difference in your (or your child’s) life.  Simply visit the site and post a comment or share a story about a teacher.  These posts will be aggregated and shared with the teachers in a congratulations letter.  Better still, you’ll have the opportunity to support kids’ education.  For each comment/story, Bing will make a $5 donation to, which you can choose to apply to any classroom project of your choice.  Each visitor can leave up to 5 comments for a $25 total donation.  Bing has committed to a gift of up to $500,000. 

If you are unfamiliar with, it’s definitely a site to check out.  The site allows public school teachers nationwide to post requests for much needed funding for various classroom projects.  I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to make a donation, the hardest part was deciding which project to fund.  I chose a kindergarten class in rural South Carolina, where all funds have been frozen and most parents can’t afford to supply their kids with the basic supplies they need for class.  My donation will help ensure that their education gets off to the best possible start. 

I hope you’ll take a few minutes to recognize the teachers that have made an impact on you, and support a great cause at the same time.  I’d love to hear about the project(s) you funded!

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Bing and a $100 giving code to facilitate my review. Mom Central also sent me a thank-you gift certificate.

Memorial Day Weekend Deals & Discounts

Memorial Day Weekend is a great time to do some shopping!

Friday and Saturday, you’ll get an extra 50% off clearance prices at Old Navy.  Also, all graphic T’s are buy one get one free.  Be sure to this coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase to save even more!

I’ll admit it, I’ve become addicted to flash sale sites.  If you haven’t taken the time to check them out, you’re missing some great deals.  These sites often offer huge discounts on well known and designer brands but you’ve got to act fast to grab them.

Do you shop on the daily deal sites?  Which ones are your favorites?  Here are the weekend highlights from some of mine.

This weekend at bTrendie:

• 40% off Camping and Hiking Gear from Kelty – think Father’s Day!
• 40% off Nursery Art from Stupell Industries
• Up to 50% off shoes from One Ruby Lane

• 40% off Soothing Sleep Aid Sets from Sound Science and Cloud B

If you haven’t joined bTrendie yet – now is the time, you’ll get a free $10 credit to use towards your first purchase.  Then invite your friends and you’ll receive a $10 credit when they make their first purchase.  This is a limited time offer. 

This weekend on Totsy:

• Children’s Furniture from Levels of Discovery – up to 40% off
• Fragrance Gift Sets from Jacadi Paris – up to 40% off
• Baby and Girls Clothing from baby Sara – up to 50% off

• European Handmade Dolls and Toys from Kathe Kruse – up to 50% off
• Ed Hardy Clothing for Babies and Boys – up to 50% off

You’ll receive a $15 credit when you refer a friend who makes a purchase at Totsy.

This weekend at Zulily:

• Girls Sandals from Ragg Kids – over 50% off
• Girls Dresses from Little Mass – up to 70% off
• Girls Clothing from GiGi & Elebini – up to 55% off
• Nursing Bras and Camis from Bella Materna – up to 50% off
• Swimwear for Boys and Girls from Banana Cabana – up to 50% off

• Infants Clothing from Absorba – up to 50% off
• Toys from Jack Rabbit Creations – up to 50% off
• Boys Clothing from CR Sport – up to 40% off
• Soft Clothing for Toddlers and Kids – up to 40% off
• Plush Changing Pads from Ah Goo Baby – up to 40% off
• Girls Clothing from MIS-TEE-V-US – up to 45% off
• Organic Baby & Toddler Clothing from Tiny Ducky – up to 50% off

 Zulily also offers a $10 credit for referring friends.

Where will you be shopping this weekend?

Tax Day Freebies and Deals

Feeling the sting on Tax Day? Here are a few freebies and deals that might ease the pain.

Cinnabon is offering 2 free cupcake bites make the day a bit sweeter. Available April 15th from 6-8pm, while supplies last.

Bring a reusable mug to Starbucks and receive free brewed coffee all day long!

Maggie Moos is serving up free slices of ice cream pizza from 3pm to 7pm.

Other deals of note:

McCormick and Schmick’s
has $10.40 dinner and drink specials.

P.F. Changs is giving 15% off both dine-in and take-out food purchases, alcohol and happy hour specials excluded. I can almost taste the lettuce wraps now. Yum!

5 Minutes For Mom’s Ultimate Blog Party 2010!

It’s that time again!

Never participated in the Ultimate Blog Party hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom?  Here’s what it’s all about: 

If you are partying with us for the first time… The Ultimate Blog Party has become an exciting tradition in the “Momosphere”. It is a bloggy carnival where participating bloggers publish a “party post” introducing themselves and then party hop through the linky lists meeting other bloggers. – 5 Minutes for Mom

This is my second UBP, I had too much fun last year not to do it again!  This is your chance to make some new blogging friends and win some fabulous prizes.  If you’re a blogger – join up!  If not, you can still blog hop and discover new blogs.

If this is your first visit to My Charmed Life – Welcome!  I’m Sarah, proud mom of three.  Jake is 4, twins Ryan and Natalie are 18 months old.  We live in Southern California and we’re huge L.A. Kings fans! 

You’ll find a little bit of everything that I love here at My Charmed Life, humorous tales from our daily life, recipes, amateur cake decorating, crafts, reviews, and more.  I hope you’ll have a look around, thanks for visiting!

You can also find me on Twitter @justaddcharm


I’m about to make three people very happy – I love it when I get to do that!

The winner of the $50 Walmart Gift Card from the Game Time Giveaway is…#553 henniferus.

Winning the $25 Macy’s Gift Card from the Go Red for Women Giveaway is…#105 sohamolina.

The $50 Safeway Gift Card from the Fiber One Yogurt Giveaway goes to…#163 Nancy.

Congratulations to all of you! Winners have been contacted and must respond within 48 hours to claim their prizes. All winners are selected at random from the eligible entries via the random number generator at

Don’t miss your chance to win a $20 Cinnabon Gift Card – perfect to try out their new cupcakes! Also, watch for more fun giveaways this week, including a lovely bouquet of baby items from Baby Bunch, a Wanchai Ferry prize pack including a $25 Target Gift Card, and a carseat from Evenflo!