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THROUGH MONDAY — 7″ Kindle Fire Bundle $79.99 — Save over $104 OFF a Kindle Tablet, Protective Cover, Extra 2 Year Warranty & More!

This Kindle bundle deal has been so popular with our readers when we mentioned it in the past, that when we discovered the bundle would be upgraded to the full-featured 7″ 16G Kindle Fire, we wanted to be sure to let our readers know! Note that Amazon is targeting this bundle towards back-to-school parents & their kids, but this is the full-featured 7″ Kindle Fire that —  purchased by itself — normally retails for MORE at $84.99 (and by itself, you don’t get all the nice bundled freebies added into this deal)Here’s the full scoop…

LIMITED TIME — Amazon has their Kindle Fire for Kid’s Bundle at a DEEP discount — just $79.99 (a savings of over $104). The bundle includes 1.) a full featured  7″ 16GB Kindle Fire wi-fi tablet with camera ($84.99 regular price)  2.)  an extended 2-year accident protection that protects against drops or spills (valued at $19.99), 3.) an ergonomic protective cover (valued at $19.99), and 4.) a 12-month subscription to AmazonFree time (valued at $59.88). This is the best deal available for the Kindle 7″ Fire!

“SECRET SAUCE” SAVINGS TIP:  Don’t let the “Kid’s Bundle” title detour you ~ this is perfect for teens and adults too! Although Amazon describes this as a “kids bundle” (and yes, it is great for kids), it’s also an excellent value for adults & teens since the same full-featured tablet, when purchased by itself sells for $84.99 (learn more here). Even if you don’t use the cover, it’s still a better deal to buy this tablet in the bundle price.


Features included in the 7″ Kindle Fire Bundle:

* Includes the 7″ Kindle Fire 16GB touchscreen tablet ($99.99 retail), an ergonomic protective cover ($19.99), & a 2-year extended warranty ($19.99).

* There are over 72,000 reviews on this powerful reader tablet & most reviewers give it 5 stars.

2-year worry-free guarantee: if they break it, return it and Amazon will replace it for FREE. No questions asked.

* 16 GB of internal storage. Add a microSD card for up to 128 GB of additional storage.

Unlimited, free access to 10,000 kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games with 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited included

* Best-in-class parental controls allow you to manage usage limits, content access, and educational goals

* Power up a young reader’s vocabulary with features that offer hints for difficult words and let you practice them on digital flashcards

* Set reading goals and track progress with Kindle FreeTime.

* Lighter than a paperback and holds thousands of books

* Easily checkout 1000s of FREE e-books and magazines from the Fort Worth public library, too.

:: Learn more about the $79.99 7″ Kindle Fire Kid’s Bundle, here.


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43% OFF Kindle Bundle $79.99 — Save $59 on a 6″ Kindle E-Reader With Bonus Protective Cover & More

This Kindle bundle deal was so popular with our readers last year, that when we discovered it would be offered again for a short time, we wanted to be sure to let our readers know (perfect timing for Mother’s Day, graduation, and end-of-school gifts!). Note that Amazon is targeting this bundle towards parents, but this is the regular 6″ Kindle that, just by itself, normally retails for $99.99, but without all the nice bundle freebies in this deal.

LIMITED TIME — Amazon has their Kindle for Kid’s Bundle at a DEEP discount of 43% OFF — just $79.99 (a savings of $59). The bundle includes 1.) a glare-free 6″ Kindle wi-fi e-reader ($99.99 regular price)  2.)  an extended 2-year accident protection that protects against drops or spills (valued at $19.99), and 3.) an ergonomic protective cover (valued at $19.99). This is the best deal available for this Kindle 6″ edition!

“SECRET SAUCE” SAVINGS TIP:  Don’t let the “Kid’s Bundle” title detour you ~ this is perfect for teens and adults too! Although Amazon describes this as a ‘kids bundle’ (and yes, it is great for kids), it’s also an excellent value for adults & teens since the same reader in this bundle alone normally sells for $99.99 (learn more here).

 


Features included in the Kindle Bundle:

* Includes the latest 6″ Paperwhite Kindle Reader ($99.99 retail), an ergonomic protective cover ($19.99), & a 2-year extended warranty provided by SquareTrade ($19.99).

* There are over 14,000 reviews on this powerful reader tablet & most reviewers give it 5 stars.

* Zero distractions – unlike tablets, this Kindle is designed just for reading.

* Drops or spills? No worriesincludes 2 years of accident protection provided by SquareTrade. Once your Kindle ships, you will receive an email with instructions on how to activate your coverage.

* Power up a young reader’s vocabulary with features that offer hints for difficult words and let you practice them on digital flashcards

* Set reading goals and track progress with Kindle FreeTime.

* Lighter than a paperback and holds thousands of books

* Easily checkout e-books from the Fort Worth public library.

:: Learn more about the $79.99 Kindle Kid’s Bundle, here.


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6 Tips for Flawless (and Fun!) Easter Egg Decorating from Williams Sonoma

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Did you know that plain, distilled white vinegar works best for dyeing eggs? Pop over to the Williams-Sonoma Blog to learn this and more from their professional catalog stylist. There are pointers for getting vibrant colors, making clean-up easy, and turning the activity into a fun event for the whole family.

:: Pop over here to get Williams-Sonoma’s 6 tips for Flawless (and Fun!) Easter Egg Decorating.

P.S. All of Williams-Sonoma’s Easter items just went on sale for 50% off! 

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FREE Printable Road Trip Bingo Games — 3 Designs

Free Road Trip Printable Bingo Game

If you are taking a road trip with the little ones for Spring Break, be sure and check out this fun collection of FREE printable Road Trip Bingo games from creative bloggers, Thirty Handmade Days and Oopsey Daisy. There are 3 designs from which to choose, and each design has 5 unique game boards.

Free Road Trip Printable Bingo Game

To make your bingo cards, print the design on standard letter size card stock.  As an option, you can choose to laminate these (see below) if you’d like to make them reusable with a dry erase marker.

:: Get your FREE Road Trip Bingo Game printables here.

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P.S.  If you do not already have a laminator for this project, we recommend this one from Purple Cow.  We bought this model at Costco a couple of years ago and have used it for oodles of projects — it’s $27.99 over at Amazon right now, a nice bargainWe especially love that it includes a bonus supply of 100 lamination pockets in various sizes to get you started.  Go here to learn more.

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Save the Date — FREE Art in the Dark Community Event at Fort Worth’s Amon Carter Museum, February 18

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The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is offering a fun and FREE event packed with activities for all ages — Art in the Dark, Thursday, February 18.  Everyone is invited to experience the Amon Carter at night with art making, exhibit tours, music, films, interactive demonstrations, and more inspired by the special exhibition American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood.

:: Schedule of Events

Art Making 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Decorate a popcorn tin!
Light up the night with a film-themed votive!

Art Search 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Explore the galleries with a fun art search. Pick up a question sheet (both adult and family versions are available), complete the search, and claim your prize!

Hollywood Costume Contest
Dress up as your favorite movie character and have the chance to win a prize!
Registration for 12 years and under: 5:30–6:15 p.m.
Registration for 13 years and up: 5:30–8:30 p.m.
For safety purposes, no masks or weapons please.

Hollywood Hits with the David Brehm Trio 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Listen to Hollywood film hits played by the David Brehm Trio. Writer, producer, and guitarist David L. Brehm has developed a unique guitar style over the years. David will often loop his own rhythm guitar playing so he can improvise during the solo sections of certain songs. With a repertoire that includes original tunes, as well as an extensive jazz, pop, and Latin catalog, David Brehm delivers an unforgettable musical experience.

PicFlips Photo Booth 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Make your own mini-moving picture with PicFlips Flipbooks—grab your friends, strike a few red-carpet-worthy poses, and leave with a flipbook starring you!

Amon Carter Art After Dark

Popcorn Bar 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Make a stop at the popcorn bar to create the perfect movie-watching mix.

Pop-up Library 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Take a break and enjoy books connected to the special exhibition.

Short Films 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Enjoy a few Academy Award-winning animated shorts.
Flowers and Trees (1932)
Three Little Pigs (1933)
The Country Cousin (1936)
The Dot and the Line (1965)
Paperman (2012)

Social Media Art Search 6 p.m.
Check Instagram and Twitter starting at 6 p.m. #ACMartsearch

Spotlight Tours 6:30–8 p.m.
Swing by the special exhibition galleries and chat with a docent about American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood.

Wacky Wardrobe Challenge 7 p.m.
Get your creative juices flowing during this exciting costuming activity. Just bring a friend and your imagination!

Special Exhibition Tour 8 p.m.
Engage with assistant curator Maggie Adler during this tour of American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood.

Thomas Hart Benton (1889­–1975) The Kentuckian, 1954

Have fun with food! Everyone is welcome to experience the Amon Carter at night with art making, tours, music, films, interactive demonstrations, and more inspired by the special exhibition Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine. No reservations are required.

Schedule of Events

Art Making for All Ages
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Decorate a reusable lunch bag
Create magnetic miniature artworks

Art Search
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Work up an appetite by finding food-themed artworks in the galleries. Pick up a question sheet (both adult and family versions are available), complete the search, and claim your prize!

Cupcake Decorating with Central Market
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Decorate a miniature cupcake to look like a berry pie and enjoy your creation on the museum’s front porch.

Food Trucks and Outdoor Fun
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Have fun on the museum’s lawn by tossing a beach ball, throwing a flickering Frisbee with friends, or grabbing a bite to eat from a food truck*.
*Food available for purchase.

Music with Eric Martin
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Enjoy the melodic sounds of the xylophone during an ongoing performance by local percussionist Eric Martin.

Selections from Food Design, a film by Martin Hablesreiter and Sonja Stummerer
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Food Design (2010) takes a look at the secret chambers of a major manufacturer of food, where designers and scientists are defining tomorrow’s favorite culinary treat. It shows how form, color, smell, consistency, the sounds made during eating, manufacturing technique, history, and stories are all aspects of food and eating that both influence food design and are created by it. This film includes subtitles.
Courtesy Icarus Films

Tarrant Area Food Bank Donation Station
5:30–9 p.m.
Help those in need by donating a non-perishable food item to the Tarrant Area Food Bank. For each item donated, a ticket will be entered in a raffle to win an Amon Carter swag bag!

Family Tour
5:45–6:30 p.m.
Join the Amon Carter’s professional gallery teachers to discover works of art, share your observations, and get creative in the galleries. This tour is best for children ages 12 and under with their adult companions.

Dining Through the Ages with Anne Paup, Etiquette Consultant
Sessions begin at 6, 7, and 8 p.m.
Mind your manners and learn the basics of dining etiquette and the history behind it during this fun demonstration with Etiquette and Protocol Consultant Anne Paup.

Cheese Tastings with Elizabeth Northern, Owner of Magnolia Cheese Company
Tastings begin at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m.
Taste and learn about unique local cheeses during this delectable presentation with cheesemonger Elizabeth Northern, proprietor of Magnolia Cheese Company in Fort Worth’s Near Southside neighborhood.
Please note: There are a limited number of seats per session. Free tickets to sessions will be available in Gallery 21 thirty minutes before each session begins.

Adult Tour
8–8:45 p.m.
Join Margi Conrads, deputy director of art and research, as she shares her favorite works of art in the special exhibition Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine.

This program is made possible in part by Central Market.

– See more at: http://www.cartermuseum.org/calendar#sthash.aKTfjMCc.dpuf

Details, details

What:  Get more details about the Art in the Dark program, here.
When:  Thursday, February 18 from 5:30pm–9:30pm
Where:  Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard.
Get directions and parking details here.
Cost: FREE!  Entrance to this event and Amon Carter’s Museum is always FREE (but donations are appreciated).

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January 8-10 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


This weekend’s FREE & Cheap Fort Worth area entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE SiNaCa Art Glass Open Studio Night
  • FREE Art Class at the Kimbell for Teens & Adults
  • FREE Second Saturday Public Tour and Living History Performance at Sid Richardson Museum
  • FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
  • FREE Kids Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Family Movie Showing of Disney’s Big Hero 6
  • FREE Travers Green Watercolor Art Exhibit at the Fort Worth Central Library Gallery
  • FREE Paint & Drywall Repair Class at Home Depot
  • FREE Lowes Build and Grow Kids Woodworking Clinic
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

:: FREE Sinaca School of Glass Open Studio Night
Friday, January 8, 2016

Join SiNaCa School of Glass for their open studio night and find out more about the “magic” that goes in to creating glass art.  You’ll receive a close-up view of a glass artist creating their work in the studio and an interactive play-by-play of the glass blowing technique. It’s also the perfect time to find out how you can get involved in learning how to work with glass.

Details, details
What: To find out more about SiNaCa’s open studio night, go here.
Where: SiNaCa Studios ~ 1013 West Magnolia Ave.
When: Friday, January 8, 2016 ~ 6:00PM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, January 8, 2016

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

Open-format sessions join art-making and gallery activities to encourage fresh ways of looking at and responding to featured artworks and themes. Teens and adults can sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion beginning one hour before the program. Do note that you may want to arrive early to sign up as space is very limited.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Friday, January 8, 2016 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Second Saturday Public Tour and Living History Performance at Sid Richardson Museum
Saturday, January 9, 2016

Join the Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square for this FREE event, which includes a public tour of the museum and a living history performance of cowboy artist Charles M. Russell.

Details, details
What:  Go here to learn more.  No reservations required, but do note that parents must remain with their children.
When:  Saturday, January 9, 2016 ~ 2:00-3:30PM
Where:  The Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square,
309 Main Street in Downtown Fort Worth
Cost:  FREE

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:: FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
Saturday, January 9, 2016

Explore the nature trails surrounding the River Legacy Living Science Center on a FREE family friendly naturalist-led nature walk. The Living Science Center is the gateway to River Legacy Parks in Arlington.

Details, details
What: To find out more about the FREE nature walk and River Legacy Living Science Center, go here. RSVP to 817.860.6752
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington
When: Saturday, January 9, 2016 ~ 2:00PM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, January 9, 2016

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

The Kimbell Kids drop-in program introduces children (ages 12 and under) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together. Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio-art project. Sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion one hour before the program. Do note that you may want to arrive early to sign up as space is very limited.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Saturday, January 9, 2016 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Family Movie Showing of Disney’s Big Hero 6
Saturday, January 9, 2016

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the fun family movie, Big Hero 6 As part of Central Library’s monthly family film series, you are invited to bring the whole family to enjoy this free feature-length movie. Please note that adults must be accompanied by a child.

About the movie: When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, Hiro Hamada, a brilliant young robotics whiz, leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends and robot companion, Baymax. (PG, 2014, 104 min.)

Details, details
What: For more information about this event, click here. 
When: Saturday, January 9, 2016 ~ 1:00PM
Where: Downtown Fort Worth Central Library ~ You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage.  The parking garage and parking meters are FREE on weekends.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.

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:: FREE South by Southwest: The Art of Travers Green
Exhibit at Fort Worth’s Central Library
Now Through February 26, 2016

Fort Worth Central library

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a retrospective showcase of works from award-winning Fort Worth local artist, Travers Green (1928-2008). His “tight-loose” painting style, along with a unique scratch and splatter technique combine to create country-themed paintings to give the viewer a sense of place and turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. These watercolor paintings have been reacquired by his son from various sources to compile a collection never before seen together. There will be a reception from 2 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2016.

Details, details
What: For more information about current exhibits, click here.
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy now through February 26, 2016 during normal Central Library hours of operation.
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library gallery, 500 W. 3rd St. You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage.  The parking garage and parking meters are FREE on weekends.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.

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:: FREE D.I.Y. Paint & Drywall Repair Class at Home Depot
Saturday, January 9, 2016

This Saturday, join Home Depot for a D.I.Y. Workshop where you will learn how to repair damaged drywall as well as the best techniques for brush and roller painting. The Home Depot Workshops are designed to provide a mix of associate led instruction, demonstration, and some hands-on learning.

Details, details
What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, January 9, 2016 ~ 10:00AM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Kids Woodworking Clinic
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Saturday, January 9, 2016

This Saturday, bring your child to a Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic to help them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE build-your-own Firetruck With Safety Cards project to take home. All workshops are FREE, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones.

Details, details
What: For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, January 9, 2016 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, January 10, 2016

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth can receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2016!  If you can’t make it on Sunday, visit on Wednesdays to get half price admission.

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Admission at The Modern here.
When: Sundays in 2016
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, January 10, 2016

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly music event will take place every Sunday and will feature a different theme each week ~ Western Gospel music will be featured on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, January 10, 2016, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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