Giveaway: Win a Pair of Tickets to The Wizard of Oz (Opening Night) at National Theatre


“We’re off to see…”

The most magical adventure of them all.

This new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage.
Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this production contains the beloved songs from the Oscar® – winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts’ desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for the whole family.

The Wizard of Oz is showing at National Theatre May 3-15. Show time is 2 hours, 18 minutes with a 20-minute intermission. The National Theatre is located at 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

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{Disclosure: This post and giveaway was sponsored by The National Theatre.}

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Gift Them Something To Talk About: A LivingSocial Giveaway


I absolutely LOVE gift giving. It’s my love language! And one of my favorite gifts is to provide my loved ones with experiences. LivingSocial is the go-to destination for experiential gifting, this holiday season and all-year round. Most LivingSocial deals can be gifted – just look for the gift icon on the purchase page. Whether you want to give the gift immediately or schedule it for a future date, the LivingSocial digital delivery options make “wrapping” a cinch.

This year, think outside of the box – literally – by giving the unexpected and extraordinary. From heart-racing activities such as jet skiing, jet flight simulation and racecar driving to the more cerebral such as cooking or photography lessons, you can easily gift them something to talk about with LivingSocial.

Finding the perfect gift, or the perfect deal for you, is easy. You can search by interest, price, type of deal and more. This makes narrowing down choices much easier.

Have someone in your life that “has it all?” Having a challenging time finding the perfect gift? Visit LivingSocial and check out the once in a lifetime experiences, events, gifts and more. The official website is

In addition you can follow LivingSocial on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+.

See what others have to say about the fabulous deals and gifts and share your holiday finds from LivingSocial using the hashtag #Gift2TalkAbout on social media.

And guess what? LivingSocial is gifting ONE lucky Clarendon Moms reader $50 LivingSocial Deal Bucks Gift Code (to be used on

It’s a Flash Giveaway! You only have now til 12 Midnight, December 24th to Enter! So, act fast! Leave your name & all of your handles in the Comment Section and be sure to Tweet about the Giveaway for additional entries!  It’s that simple! Happy Holidays and Good Luck!

The Rafflecopter Giveaway will begin tonight at midnight and end at midnight on Thursday, December 24th! This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on December 24, 2015. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

{Disclosure: Thank-you LivingSocial for partnering on this post. All opinions are my own.}

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Win a $100 Peapod Gift Card (DC/NOVA Residents Are Eligible)


In DC, Peapod offers the best of the suburban grocery store without having to go to the suburbs!

  •  A full assortment of popular grocery and store-brand products, from grocery basics to farm-fresh produce; top quality meats and seafood; prepared foods and party trays; deli meats and cheeses that are sliced to order; Kosher, organic and specialty foods; time savers like rotisserie chickens; office, school, health & beauty and pet supplies and store brands like Nature’s Promise (affordable organics and natural products)
  •  Looking for meal planning inspiration? Check out Gatheredtable. You can build your weekly meal plan and instantly add all the ingredients to your Peapod shopping cart. The service is free to customers for the first 3 months. However, if you’re a Peapod customer first, you get a full year of GatheredTable for free!

Savvy shopping shows the running total of the bill as you shop so it’s easy to determine a budget and stick to it.
The site sorts products from highest to lowest unit cost in each aisle so it makes finding the best value a breeze – you can also sort by health criteria.

  • Avoid impulse buys – since there’s no check-out line, there’s no temptation to buy that candy bar or celebrity magazine (unless you want one!).
  • Peapod doubles manufacturers’ coupons and offers a variety of budget friendly store brands like Nature’s Promise and Simply Enjoy.
  • Order Genius can auto-fill your cart with the items you buy most frequently and even recall shopping history from Stop & Shop or Giant loyalty reward cards.

The newly redesigned Peapod Mobile app makes grocery shopping even easier! Peapod’s intuitive and powerful new app is modern, warm and engaging, with larger, high-resolution photos, and new features that streamline and simplify online shopping.

Two such features are Filter, which allows Peapod customers to find items based on needs that matter to them, and Order Genius, an intuitive search recommendation engine with smart functionality exclusive to Peapod that practically does the shopping for you.

Be sure to follow Peapod’s social channels: Facebook
Twitter: @PeapodDelivers
Instagram: @Peapoddelivers

Please don’t forget to include a Local Farm Box in your grocery order for some of the summer’s best harvest! You can read more about this special new offering that supports local agriculture by clicking here.

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{Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Peapod. Giveaway is only available to those living within 45 miles of Washington DC.}

Day Designer by Whitney English For Blue Sky Available Exclusively at Target & Giveaway

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I am super excited that Day Designer by Whitney English For Blue Sky will be available at Target beginning this Sunday, July 12th.

I was searching for a new planner for moms for only a few days when my friend Morgan Fykes of DC Funemployment whipped out her Day Designer at the CARE Conference a couple months ago. She passionately described each amazing feature and how it kept her organized while inspiring her to reach her daily, weekly and monthly goals. I knew I had found my new planner. Not only is Whitney English’s Day Designer perfect for moms, it’s perfect for creative entrepreneurs like bloggers too!

When my kids were born, I stopped using my manual (aka “paper”) planner and began using my Iphone as a schedule organizer for our family’s activities. I thought getting into the “digital age” was better because of the alerts I could set on my phone. And that everything would be best kept in one place—my IPhone. However, I became less organized and very frustrated keeping track of normal daily and weekly tasks and schedules for a family of four all on a phone calendar that was just filled with a bunch of dots at a glance. And every time I was asked to recall when we did something or what date an event was on, I literally had to click on each dot to find out what happened in the not so distant past. I couldn’t wait to get back to planner that had worked for me since college.

The Day Designer is an academic year calendar (from July 2015-June 2016) making it easy for busy moms, teachers, bloggers and other creatives to stay on top of everything during the school year.

The Day Designer is a lot larger than most other planners, but it’s easily transportable in a durable tote because of its very sturdy design. There are several designs featured in the Day Designer for Blue Sky Target Collection: a very polished black and white striped hard cover, a glamorous gold and white striped hard cover, a floral hard cover and two soft faux leather covers in a baby blue and a bubble gum pink. Each planner has high quality interior pages created with soy based ink and printed on 50% PCW recycled paper.

The first few pages of the planner are worksheets designed to inspire you to formulate your core values and goals to guide your business and life over the next year. As a very social mom and blogger, these features are incredibly helpful and truly inspiring.

Each month has an overall month calendar that you can eye at a glance, with spaces on the sides to write out important life goals for that particular month intended to inspire you to pursue your passions and values. I love how Whitney English’s design has a focus on helping you do things intentionally and with purpose—inspiring a purpose driven life.

My absolute favorite part of the planner and daily agenda is that it includes spaces to write out your daily schedule, daily to-do list, the top three things you want to accomplish, as well as smaller sections to help you organize your evening activities (like restaurant openings, birthday parties, get togethers and other events). And there’s even a box to include something that you’re grateful for—a small way to cultivate a life of thankfulness.

I am so happy I was introduced to the original Day Designer, the strategic planner & daily agenda for living a WELL-DESIGNED LIFE. And I’m super excited to introduce you to the collection available at Target!

I’d like to introduce you to it too by offering you a chance to win one! Enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway Below. One winner will be announced on Friday, July 10th!

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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

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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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