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Fair Trade Friday August 2018

It is my favorite day of the month again, Fair Trade Friday!

Fair Trade Friday August 2018

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I love how the box offers a little sneak peak.

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Fair Trade Friday July 2018

Fair Trade Friday July 2018

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Fair Trade Friday April 2018

 

Fair Trade Friday April 2018

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The months are coming so quickly I did not realize I was two months behind in posting my Fair Trade Friday boxes.

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Hamilton in Chicago

A new block of tickets go on sale this morning for Hamilton in Chicago.  These dates will be from September 2018 through January 2019. We were successful in purchasing tickets last fall for a spring break family surprise.  These tickets are generally the most affordable way to get into the show.

More information can be found here at the Chicago Tribune website:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/news/ct-ent-new-hamilton-tickets-may-8-20180502-story.html

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Fair Trade Friday April 2018

Fair Trade Friday April 2018

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This months Fair Trade Friday box was one of my favorites.

Fair Trade Friday April

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#Whomademyclothes? Vote with your money and know who makes the items you wear.

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I love the light pink tassel necklace. Very fun for summer.

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And this navy and white kimono will be great for cool summer nights.

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More information on Fair Trade Friday can be found here: http://fairtradefriday.club/

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Free Entrance into our National Parks

There are four days in 2018 that entrance to our National Parks are free for visitors.

From the National Park Service website:

Come experience the national parks! On four days in 2018, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2018:

The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.

More information can be found here: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm 

 

 

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Passport Execution Fees Rising April

If you are going to need a passport in the near future do so before April to save $10.

On April 2, 2018 the fee to process your passport will increase from $25 to $35.

From the U.S. Department of State website:

“The Department of State published a Final Rule on January 31, 2018, that increases the passport execution fee. The passport execution fee will be $35 starting on April 2, 2018. This rule increased the fee $10 from the previous $25 fee. Individuals who apply for a passport renewal by mail will not see a fee increase.”

More information can be found here: https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2018/01/277799.htm

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Fair Trade Friday January 2018

Fair Trade Friday Jan 2018

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January starts off a new year of Fair Trade Friday packages for me.

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Fair Trade Friday December

I was eagerly awaiting my Fair Trade Friday December box this year and a little worried when the postal service tracking showed it in transit for several days.  On Tuesday afternoon my little box arrived.

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Yup, this month it was a box.

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Six Flags Great America Flash Sale 2018 Season Pass $65.99

It has been many years since I have been able to visit at Six Flags park but I keep hearing about the great deal they have on passes over Labor Day weekend.  I went looking to see what the deal is all about since I have heard this is a good deal this from three different families.

From their website:  “Don’t miss our biggest, best sale of the year! For five days only (Aug. 31-Sept. 4, 2017) we’re hosting our 4th annual Flash Sale where you can buy 2018 Season Passes for as little as $65.99 or sign up for Memberships for as little as $5.49/mo. Save over 70% off the full Season Pass price of $249.99. We guarantee you will never find a better deal on 2018 Season Passes!”

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