Have you heard about Skirkle yet? No big surprise if you haven't... It is BRAND NEW!

Basically, it's a little magic card that will save you tons! It is on the ground floor and for now is in Memphis only, so if you're in the area... you're in luck!!

I like it because it's sort of a combination between the entertainment book and groupon, but in card form. You pay $25 for the skirkle card to be able to use all year long, and it will land you discounts on your favorite local places. Think restaurants, boutiques, local businesses, car shops, etc. The sky is the limit! Check out www.skirkle.com to see the 100+ businesses who are already a part of the skirkle community! Don't see your favorite? Let me know, and I'll pass on the word to Skirkle to try to get that business on board!

And, don't worry, because new businesses are being added daily, so just because you don't see it yet, doesn't mean it's not there. A few of my favorites? Qdoba, Huey's, Abners, Moe's, MAH Creations, Babytime, the Grapevine Tea Room, Wisteria Tea Room, Swanky's, and Smoothie King. The best part? Unless it states otherwise on Skirkle's site, you can still use your coupon book, PLUS your skirkle discount! Go check it out and see what discounts you can use EVERY SINGLE DAY between now and November 2012!

AND, like Groupon, there will be extra daily or weekly deals from time to time that companies will send out to skirkle card holders!! So, really, go check it out! This is a GREAT new way to save... and if you decide that Skirkle is for you, be sure to tell them I referred you when you buy your card (I get credit for it! =))



Usually I don't have trouble with this sort of thing... I mean normally my poor little brain is planning and scheming months in advance. Yes, normally, it just isn't normal that I'm planning details about events sometimes a full year before they actually happen (I mean really.. I've been worry about our Christmas schedule for a few months now, when I realized that Christmas is on Sunday this year, and we usually have 4 different stops to make NOT counting church....)

But here I was just weeks before poor Piercey's birthday with no grand idea or inspiration or theme of any sort. Poor Pierce. I just wrote it off as normal 2nd child syndrome. Let's just do a simple low key celebration. We'll just go theme-less and have boyish colors... and that'll be that.

Then, it hit me!
The OBVIOUS answer, of course, for a family who is football obsessed and one, in which every person feels very strongly about one of these teams, and for a boy's birthday, who will inevitably fall around this important 3rd weekend of September each year... yes the same weekend that these two rivals battle it out year after year. Of course, Pierce should have a Florida/TN tailgating party. When you think about it, there's just really no other option! =)

So, as you can imagine, once inspiration hit... the ideas quickly began to flow! Of course, Allie is already a "gator girl" at heart, like her mama, so she will, naturally be sporting her cheerleading outfit to the party, but I've generously decided to allow Pierce to go to the "dark side" and sport orange and white, like a true daddy's boy. Especially, since I found him a jersey with a 1 one it! So, stay tuned for the big day, because pictures are sure to be cute! =)