Cruise tips anyone?

I’ve mentioned this before and I mean it. My family need a cruise. I’ve placed this mission on our

Families Bucket List : 1. Family Cruise by 2015

A throw back.

A throw back. This picture if really old. But I think it’s super cute and had to share. It represents just a small percentage of our family.

From what I hear, It is an amazing experience.  I wouldn’t want to go with just myself and my husband, but I wish to create this special memory with them. Just thinking of us all walking up the port and customs is getting me excited. So I am chatting with agents now.

Mission: Save as much money as possible for a family of 10 for a wonderful themed cruise. Absolute Budget: $2000.Duration: 5-7 days

So far the feedback has been all across the board. From “You want to take ALL of the kids with you?” to “Your budget is what?” Guess what? None of that matters. I’m keeping my eyes on the prize. We’re going on that cruise and we will do it affordably. Time to work my blogger/ product reviewing magic.

So far, I’ve learned these strategies should be used while in pursuit of the best cruise prices:

  • Be a little flexible on the departure date and itinerary. Cruising at any time offers terrific value, but there are benefits to being able to travel on fairly short notice or to shifting your departure date or itinerary to take advantage of a great offer.
  • Register with a company that is authorized to offer deals on these unsold cabins (signing up is completely free of charge, by the way). Vacations To Go, the world’s largest seller of cruises is one of the more popular websites handling these kinds of bookings.

This link should make my husband proud. It’s a cheat sheet for frugal cruise vacationers.

This is a good one too!

We are willing to invest time searching and since we home-school most of the kids, we are flexible on travel dates,we should get a dreamy cruise for a song. Keep your Fingers Crossed Tight! Bon voyage!~QCSupermom

Here are more pics from last Night at Golden Corral during Veterans Day dinner.

This was from last night, Veterans Day dinner at Golden Corral.

This was from last night, Veterans Day dinner at Golden Corral.

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My husband the Veteran

Happy Veterans Day!

Unless you live under a rock, you know that today is Veterans Day. Yes another day for the kids to hang out with you! 🙂 This federal holiday was set aside to salute and celebrate  men and women who have served or are serving in the military.  But did you know that its when the fighting of World War I officially ended in the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, in 1918.

My husband is a veteran. We had all day to come up with ways to thank him for his service to protect, and serve our country. We had many ideas but ended up with burnt cabbage, veggie loaf, Mac & Cheese with green tea. For dessert he had Cassies Cake pops, she made him a mango rum and classic yellow with french vanilla frosting.

He said that he didn’t want to go into any restaurant because, we wanted to save money & he would take everyone. But for those who did enjoy the numerous establishments that were offering free meals/other deals. Lucky you!

Online, I seen these:

Sleep Number is giving retired and active duty military personnel free travel pillows through Nomber 20th, 2011.

Deals for Monday, November 12, 2012

California Pizza Kitchen: Click HERE for all the details.

Golden Corral: Click HERE for all the details.

O’Charley’s:  Click HERE for all the details.

Outback: 
“The FREE Bloomin’ Onion® and Coca-Cola® promotion.  In addition, Military Personnel with any of the foregoing forms of identification, will receive 10% OFF their entire guest check (excluding alcohol, applicable taxes and gratuity) November 13 – December 31, 2012.” Click HERE for all the details.

Sheetz:   Click HERE for all the details.

Texas Roadhouse: Click HERE for all the details.

Texas Steakhouse and Saloon:  Click HERE for all the details.

T.G.I. Friday’s:  Click HERE for all the details.

Lowes Home Improvement and Home Depot: A few sites have mentioned that Lowes and Home Depot will be offering a 10% discount for veterans and active military.

One last one for the brides to be-

If you or your fiance has been deployed with the military you might be eligible for a free wedding dress