Giveaway: Ringling Bros Presents LEGENDS (DC/Nova) March & April 2015



Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey are bringing The Greatest Show on Earth to the DC-area this Spring! This March and April, you and your family can enjoy their fabulous show, which unites iconic circus stars with mythological creatures in a celebration of the LEGENDS that have captured imaginations for centuries. Experience magnificent Asian elephants, a twenty-acrobat troupe perched atop only a pair of bicycles, and a never-before-seen double-wide, high-flying trapeze act.

LEGENDS  will come to life at two arenas in the Washington, D.C. area. The show will be at the Verizon Center from March 19 – 22, and the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. from April 8 – 19. LEGENDS will also perform at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Md. from March 25 – April 5.

An hour before show time, families can come to the arena floor and participate in an interactive, up-close circus experience, the All-Access Pre-show. Free to all ticketholders, the All Access Pre-show allows circus fans to learn juggling and balancing skills, meet the performers, get autographs, take photos and enter to win a one-of-a-kind Pachyderm Painting.

The Verizon Center | March 19 – 22, 2015
Show times:
· Thursday, March 19 | 7:30 pm
· Friday, March 20 | 10:30 am, 7:30 pm
· Saturday, March 21 | 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm
· Sunday, March 22 | 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm

The Patriot Center | April 8 – April 19, 2015
Show times:
· Wednesday, April 8 | 7:00 pm
· Thursday, April 9 | 7:00 pm
· Friday, April 10 | 7:30 pm
· Saturday, April 11 | 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm
· Sunday, April 12 | 1:00 pm, 5:00 pm
· Thursday, April 16 | 7:00 pm
· Friday, April 17 | 10:30 am, 7:30 pm
· Saturday, April 18 | 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm
· Sunday, April 19 | 1:00 pm, 5:00 pm

Ticket Information: All seats are reserved. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000, via, and the Verizon Center or Patriot Center box office. For group rates and information, call 202-661-5061. Prices: $75 Front Row, $55 VIP, $35.00 (Verizon Center only), $30.00, $20.00 & $15.00

DISCOUNT: Use your SmarTrip Card to SAVE $8 on Tickets. Visit the box office and show your SmarTrip card at the venue box office. Offer expires April 3, 2015. Savings coupon valid for up to six (6) tickets.

I’m giving away a family FOUR pack of tickets to the opening night of Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS. The winner’s tickets will be at Will Call at the Verizon Center on Thursday, March 19th before the 7:30 PM showing. To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter form! I’ll select the winner on March 15, 2015 via, and they will have 24 hours to respond to my email, letting them know they won.on Wednesday, April 8th, before the 7:30 PM showing. To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter form! I’ll select the winner on March 15, 2015 via, and they will have 24 hours to respond to my email notification.


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Olivia Macaron: Review & Giveaway


Photography by Angelica Talan of ©ClarendonMoms


Photography courtesy of Olivia Macaron


Photography by Angelica Talan of  ©ClarendonMoms

Macarons are the latest sweet treats to become trendy in the United States. Macarons are round, colorful, pretty and very tempting to the eye. They are made primarily of almond flour, sugar and egg whites. They are, without a doubt, the most coveted cookie in France–especially Paris. My kids discovered macarons the first time they visited Paris. And since then, they have become my daughter’s favorite cookie to eat and to serve to all of her friends for all occasions.

Olivia Macaron is the newest macaron boutique to hit the DC market. My best gal pal Ashley from Life by Ashley Joy invited me to sample the macarons from Olivia and I was thrilled at the opportunity to sample these beautiful, fluffy cookies, share them with my kids Ella and Logan and to review them for you.

Olivia offers 14 different flavors including: blood orange, cassis, chocolate, coconut, salted caramel (my personal favorite), coffee, eggnog, gingerbread, pink peppercorn, pistachio, raspberry, rose, red velvet and vanilla. Olivia macarons are light, soft and delicate with high quality, rich and flavorful ingredients that are fresh and consistent with the standard found in Europe. The packaging for the macarons is pretty as well, complete with a beautiful box, your choice of satiny ribbons and even gift tags. If you are looking for macarons that are airy and crisp, colorful and delicious–Olivia Macaron in Georgetown is worth a trip or two or three or more! To enter to win Olivia Macarons and other amazing gifts, head over to!

{This post is sponsored by Life by Ashley Joy as part of her 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway}.

Happy Friday! $50 Food Lion Gift Card Giveaway & Improved Coupon Hub


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Food Lion has just made couponing a lot easier! They’ve created the MVP Coupon Hub where  you can click on the coupons you want and upload them directly to your Food Lion MVP Card! It’s as simple as linking your MVP Card to the Grocery Coupon Hub and start loading coupons. No more taking time out of your day getting paper cuts, running out of ink or paper for your printer and forgetting your coupon booklet on the kitchen counter at home. With this awesomely improved coupon hub, shopping for groceries just became more fun and easier for all those upcoming holiday parties! I couldn’t be happier. And I’d love to spread the holiday cheer! I’m offering up Two $50 Food Lion Gift Cards!

{Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Post courtesy of Food Lion.}

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Language Stars Back To School Open House & One Month of Free Classes Giveaway

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Check out programs at a Back to School Open House at Language Stars now through August 16th. Language Stars is a play-driven foreign language class for kids between the ages of 1 and 10 years old.

Activities during the Open House include a free trial class, an ice cream social, a webinar, and more. You can also learn about FunImmersion®, their high-energy method of instruction, in which students learn a foreign language through games, art projects, music and more. There are many locations throughout the VA/DC/MD area.

Language Stars is hosting a giveaway for one month of free classes

Enter to Win

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Floor & Decor Grand Opening Saturday, July 12th and Floor & Decor $50 Gift Card Giveaway

My parents have flipped houses for years. They’re what you call “Do-it-yourselfers”. When my husband and I purchased our latest home, my parents told me about this amazing store called Floor and Decor. They said it was a “remodeler’s dream store” offering family friendly environment, easy to navigate aisles, a knowledgable staff, had very low prices and focused on hard surface flooring options. Best of all, they were able to find the most beautiful tile at a huge discount. That was great for them since the store they were talking about was close to them in Ohio.

I’m happy to announce that Floor & Decor is currently open and will be hosting a Grand Opening this Saturday, July 12th  in Woodbridge, Virginia. The festivities will feature a variety of family-friendly activities like face-painting, complimentary icy treats and a Nascar Race Car Simulator. Also starting at noon that day, the first 200 people to register will have a chance to play a dice game that could result in one lucky player leaving with $500,000, additional prizes will also be given out throughout the day.

Saturday, July 12: Grand Opening Day

11am – 6pm: NASCAR Simulator
11am-2pm: Face painting and Cruise-In with Prince William Cruisers
11:30am: Wounded Warriors Donation Check Presentation
1:30pm- 4:30pm: Treats for customers from Kona Ice
Noon – 2pm: Roll the Dice for a chance to win $500,000

14041 Worth Ave Woodbridge, VA 22192

Follow them on Facebook to get Tuesday Tips, Thursday Trends, Love or Leave it polls or Sustainable Sunday ideas. You can also follow them on Twitter @FloorandDecor.

Floor & Decor is a fantastic place for DIYers. They have an incredibly large selection, the best prices in town because of their relationships with distributors and have an in-house design team to which customers have access.

{Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I was compensated by Floor & Decor to help spread the word about its new Potomac Mills location including a true story of my own.}

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Sign up for an MVP Card & Enter To Win a $25 Food Lion Gift Card


Shop, Swipe and Save using your Food Lion MVP Card. Clarendon Moms has partnered up with Food Lion to offer four lucky readers an opportunity to win a $25 Gift Card between June 5th and June 15th. SIGN UP NOW for your free MVP Card and save even more each time you visit Food Lion. When you register for an MVP Card you immediately gain valuable access to: Low MVP pricess on an ever-changing array of products, special promotions only available to MVP card holders, an online tally of how much you’ve saved with your MVP card, automatic savings every time you swipe your MVP card and personalized coupons generated just for you based on your preferences and past purchases. Become an MVP Card Holder by clicking here.

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Enter to WIN a Pair of Tickets To The Washington Ballet’s PETER PAN at the Kennedy Center April 16-27th

Win a Pair of Tickets to 2014 The Washington Ballet's PETER PAN

Win a Pair of Tickets to 2014 The Washington Ballet’s PETER PAN

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Eisenhower Theater

Take a high-flying adventure to Neverland with the The Washington Ballet’s NEW Production of Septime Webre’s dazzling Peter Pan. A swashbuckling coming of age tale that pits Peter and the Lost Boys against Captain Hook and his outrageous band of pirates, this whimsical adventure is told through vibrant dance. Peter Pan is a story about growing up that never seems to grow old.

Peter Pan
Choreography by Septime Webre
Music by Carmon DeLeone

Performance dates and times:

Wednesday April 16, 2014 at 7:30PM (Preview Night)
Thursday April 17, 2014 at 7:30PM (Opening Night)
Friday April 18, 2014 at 7:30PM
Saturday April 19, 2014 at 1:30PM & 7:30PM
Sunday April 20, 2014 at 6:30PM
Saturday April 26, 2014 at 1:30PM & 7:30PM
Sunday April 27, 2014 at 1:30PM & 6:30PM

The Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater
2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20566


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#FoodLionSale & $50 Food Lion Gift Card Giveaway!

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March is the most exciting month of college basketball games and Food Lion is kicking it off with an awesome sale on General Mills products!

Buy 10 General Mills Products In One Visit & Get $5 Off Your Next Visit When You Use Your Food Lion MVP Card.

And there’s even more awesomeness!  


General Mills has over 150 participating products to choose from, so finding 10 items to purchase at the same time is really easy! Food Lion® is your one-stop-shop for everything ranging from cereal, to snacks, to meals, to frozen biscuits and veggies!

The Food Lion® sale and $5 coupon deal is available from March 3rd – March16th. You’ll receive the printed $5 coupon at the register, and then you have until March 30th to use it!

Be sure to share your savings by tweeting @FoodLion using the hashtag #FoodLionSale and also by following Food Lion® on Facebook!




As if the March basketball games weren’t exciting enough, I’m hosting a giveaway to help one lucky reader with their next Food Lion® shopping trip!

One winner will receive a $50 Food Lion® Gift Card! Burst Media will be responsible for prize fulfilment. Enter below by March 28th, 2014 for your chance to win!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills® via Burst Media. The opinions and text are mine.

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Creative Difference FREE Week of Summer Camp Giveaway!


Summer is just around the corner and I’ve discovered a really great summer camp that I want to share with you all. Best of all, there’s a chance to win one week of FREE camp for your child!
 The Creative Difference, offers educational enrichment programs for kids in Northern Virginia and the Washington DC metro. They create out-of school opportunities for children to broaden their love of learning through hands-on and creative activities. The Creative Difference hosts camps during the summer, school holidays, after school and for parents night out. Their programs are designed to inspire children and instill creative thinking, problem solving, self-direction, discovery, higher-order thinking skills, and the courage to create something different!

Here’s what makes The Creative Difference Camp so special:

  • You can sign up for individual days or by the week- so lots of flexibility
  • Amazing camp themes- Star Wars, Mixed Media, Art Extravaganza, LegoTopia, The Way of the Jedi, etc.
  • Camps for preschoolers and elementary age children

Founder, J. Jaye Steen, is graciously giving away one free week of summer camp. To enter for a chance to win a free week (5 days) of camp, enter the Rafflecopter contest below and Good Luck!!!



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