Sunday, December 5, 2010

Holiday Shopping in The Rock

Santa Photos at Park Plaza
Through Christmas Eve
2nd Level, near Dillard's East

Santa Photo Hours
    Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Breaks: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday: Noon - 6 p.m. Breaks: 3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Print your Park Plaza Holiday Book Of Savings
Coupons as follows:

2 Sweet & Sassy Gals - Buy 1 Get 1 50% off on purchase of hair bows
OR Buy a tutu set, get a free hair bow
AĆ©ropostale - $10 off $50
Al's Formal Wear - $25 off your next tuxedo rental
Auntie Anne's - 10% off entire purchase
Build-A-Bear Workshop - $10 off purchase of $40 or more
Cache - $25 off $125 regular/sale price merchandise
Cellphone Hut and Customized License Plates - 15% off any one itemClaire's - $5 off a $20 purchase or more
Coldwater Creek - $20 off your merchandise purchase of $80 or more!
Dillard's Salon - $20 off your service of $50 or more (First-time guests)PLUS 10% off any salon retail purchase the day of the service
Eddie Bauer - 15% off entire purchase
GapKids/babyGap - 20% off your regularly priced purchaseGap/Gap Body - 20% off your regularly priced purchase
Global Cellular - 10% off on all purchases
GNC - $5 off any purchase of $50 or more
FREE sample of the feature item of the month
Great American Cookies - 6 free cookies or
$2 off with purchase of 16" or larger cookie cake
Hog Zone - $1 off all t-shirts
Icing by Claire's - $5 off a $20 purchase or more
Lane Bryant - 15% off entire purchaseLIDS - 20% off a regular price hat
MasterCuts - 20% off any service; or
30% off any service when you bring in a friend for same-day service!
Memories Engraved - Free engraving on Fossil watches with purchase
Murano Glass - Buy 3 pendants, get a free necklace cord
Natalie's Candy Bar - Receive a FREE 1/2 lb. Gummi bears when you purchase 1 lb. bulk candy
New York & Company - $20 off Your Purchase of $75 or More
Perfumes 'N More - FREE mini perfumes with a purchase of $100 or more!
Up to 50% off select brands of designer fragrances
Proactiv - FREE Proactiv Sheer Cover Makeover
Regis - 20% off any hair care product with any service
Sbarro - 50¢ off the purchase of a combo meal
shoeWoo - 20% off regular price merchandiseSilvex - 20% off a purchase of $50 or more
Smashing Designs - 10% off on customized t-shirts, mugs and license plates
Spencer's - 20% off a single non-sale item at Spencer's
The Crown Shop - 20% off one regular priced item
Vanity - $15 off a $75 purchase

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Raise Your Hood

added from KURB-FM

Raise your Hood For The Cure!

Raise Your Hood for the Cure Event to Educate Women on Car Care Basics and Raise Funds for Komen Foundation
No intimidating car talk…women to gather for learning, fun, shopping and more
Little Rock, AR, November 1, 2010: Car care awareness and breast cancer research might be an unlikely pairing, but that’s just what’s happening at Ladies Raise Your Hood for the Cure! on Saturday, November 13th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at The Promenade at Chenal. Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts stores and area automotive repair shops are teaming up for a fun and entertaining event where participants can learn how to pop the hood on their own car, check the engine oil level, use a tire pressure gauge, and more – all in a friendly, one-on-one session with a professional automotive repair technician.
Rounding out the event are opportunities to shop with a variety of merchants, win awesome door prizes and take home a coupon book worth hundreds of dollars in savings on everything from jewelry to automotive repair. “Our idea is to present factual information about automotive maintenance in a setting that combines that opportunity with some other interesting things to do for a few hours on a Saturday,” says Elizabeth Estes, Training Director for Bumper to Bumper.
“We are thrilled to have Kelly Williams, former race car driver and automotive safety advocate, as our special guest,” continues Estes. “Kelly conducts women’s car care events across the United States and Canada, and with her “knowledge is power” philosophy, participants leave her sessions better informed of the importance and economy of maintaining their car. If we can help prevent just one woman from the frightening experience of being stranded on the side of the road, we will consider this event a huge success.” Williams will present sessions at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are $5.00 each, and available for purchase at Little Rock area Bumper to Bumper stores or at the door on the day of the event. 100% of the ticket proceeds will benefit the Arkansas Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Kelly Williams – Biographical Information
Just days after she earned her degree to become a high school teacher, Kelly Williams decided to explore a full-time career in race car driving. She knew racing was fun and she loved it. What she didn’t know is that through racing, she would one day also become a successful entrepreneur, business leader and television host.

Kelly won her first racing career victory at the Canadian National Exhibition in 1990 and in 1993, made her breakthrough as one of Ontario’s top drivers. That year, she won eight races and finished fourth in the travelling Goodyear Challenge Cup Series. She was also voted as the Most Popular Driver by the fans.

Then in 1994, Kelly took another step up in her career by competing in the CASCAR Late Model Series, the most prestigious arena for stock car racing in Canada. She became the first female driver to capture a win in the 14-year history of CASCAR racing that year. Although it was a qualifying race, she still holds that record today. Her best finish in the CASCAR series was fourth. She also finished tenth in National Series, earning another “Most Popular Driver” award from the fans in 1999. Kelly competed in the CASCAR Super Series for 10 years, securing sponsorships from GM Goodwrench, AOL Canada, Westburne Electric and Kawasaki.

While making a sure and steady rise up the stock car racing ladder, Kelly excelled in other areas of the motor sports field as well. As a member of the CART Pace Car Team for fifteen years, her natural driving skills flourished. In her role with the squad, she travelled around the world with Champcar Series and was the first person to pace a race in the Ford GT Supercar ever!
Now she teaches women about taking care of their car and loves every minute of it!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Park Plaza Mall -- Sales and Events

Park Plaza Mall -- Sales and Events
Trick or treat at Park Plaza on Oct. 29 from 5-6pm

Children are permitted to wear costumes on October 29th; however, please keep the following guidelines in mind:
  • Halloween festivities are for children ages 12 and under who are accompanied by an adult.
  • No adults or children over the age of 12 are allowed to wear a mask or have face painted while inside the center. Only appropriate costumes are permitted.
  • Costume accessories that resemble a weapon of any kind will not be permitted inside the center.
  • Fighting of any kind is strictly prohibited while on CBL and Associates property.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Little Rock

Little Rock
Adam Richman visits Little Rock, Arkansas for the mammoth Quadruple Hubcap Burger, a huge community barbecue, and the Shut Up Juice spicy pulled pork challenge at The Mean Pig BBQ.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Packet House

I really like this old house. It is on Cantrell in Little Rock,AR.


I just read about it in the book The Ghosts of Little Rock
It looked familiar for some reason...but that wasn't it.

Then I found this!

Friday, May 28, 2010


I am not sure if we are going to Riverfest this year.  The kids are visiting one of their grandmas and we are running a little low on the funds this weekend (yay house and car payments). Have some alligator on a stick for me!

May 28 (TODAY!) 6-11pm
May 29 10am-11pm
May 30 1pm-11pm

Street Closings Map


I've been making myself a bit scarce this month. We have been having a little trouble with my oldest and had to stay overnight at the local children's hospital for an EEG. She has been having a lot of headaches,slurring,dizziness,weakness while walking, etc. We were a little afraid that the seizures she had when she was little were back. The initial results look ok. She may have to do some blood tests later and follow up on a circulation issue. One of her arms turns purple and white spotted pretty often. Only one.
Weird huh?

Ozark Medieval Fortress Cont.-Memorial Day Weekend Events

From the official site:


May 29-31 -- 10:00am - 6:00pm

Middle Ages Activities

Saturday, Sunday & Monday
  • Stone Carving Classes
  • Finger Looping
  • Pottery, Pit Firing & Brick Making
  • Spinning, Dying, Weaving
  • Rope making
  • Illuminations
  • Bread Making: Demos with Fresh Baked Goods from the Catering Divas

Combat Demonstrations + Medieval Surgery

Medieval Armored Combat Demonstrations And Medieval minor surgical procedures demonstrations with comparisons to modern techniques by board certified emergency physician Richard Swinney, M.D.

Theater Presentations

12:30-4:00 Saturday and Monday
by Vagabond Stage Company From Branson:

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ozark Medieval Fortress-A castle in the Ozarks

Ozark Medieval Fortress
1671 Highway 14W
Lead Hill, AR 72644
Phone: 870.436.7625
Map & Directions

The Ozark Medieval Fortress is a working castle being built in Lead Hill, AR. It is being built using only traditional methods. Thirty masons, carpenters and stone carvers authentically dressed, will work all year round for twenty years, the time required to build a fortress in the Middle Ages.

Ozark Medieval fortress is open to visitors 7 days a week from May 1, 2010 to Nov 30, 2010.
10 AM to 6 PM everyday Rain or Shine
Ticket sales close at 5 PM
Tour Times: 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m

Individual Rates

0-5 years old Free
6-16 years old $8
17 and over $12
One-hour Guided Visit: $1 per person
  • Tax not included
  • Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance

Group Rates

Applicable for groups of 20 or more
0-5 years old Free
6-16 years old $6.50
17 and over $10.50
One-hour Guided Visit: $50
  • Tax not included
  • Cancellations must be made 10 days in advance

Friday, May 7, 2010

Arkansas Women's Show

The Arkansas Women's Show is coming to Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. The show will be held Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 10:00 AM & Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 5:00 PM (CT). Southern cooking celebrity, Paula Deen, will be in attendance on Saturday with a one hour live cooking show. Mandisa, an American Idol finalist, will sing on Sunday.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Arkansans still have $2.3 million to claim in cash for appliances program - Little Rock, AR

Arkansans still have $2.3 million to claim in cash for appliances program - Little Rock, AR

Weekend of April 23

Museum Comes to Life Family Night
on Friday, April 23, 2010 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
in the Arkansas Arts Center Atrium!

Children will see the Arkansas Arts Center transform as actors bring works of art to life. Actors will engage children and adults alike as they replicate scenes from artifacts in the World of the Pharaohs exhibition and masterpieces in the Arkansas Arts Center collection. Children will enjoy themed activities, including making papyrus like the Egyptians, writing their names in hieroglyphs, making Egyptian-inspired jewelry, grinding grain and more.

Arkansas Arts Center Members attend FREE and can RSVP by e-mailing or calling 501-975-5911.
Bring a Friend! General admission is $5 per person or $20 per family. A family admission includes activities and refreshments for two adults and household children. For more information, call 501-372-4000.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sunday April 11

Sorry, this is a very belated post! I've gone a little overboard on the Spring Cleaning this week.

J.A. Fair Spring Plant Sale
  Date: April 5, 2010 - April 16, 2010
Time: 4:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Location: J.A. Fair
Spring Plant Sale We will be selling locally greenhouse grown: Squash, Cucumber, Green Beans, Okra, Oregano, Cilantro, Bell Pepper, Lettuce, Corn, Basil (Sweet and Italian), Zucchini, Tomato ...

Memphis Flea Market
old Jacksonville Wal-Mart building - 612 JP Wright Loop
Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission - $2 (12 and under are free) 

Earth Day Promos

Thursday, March 25, 2010

This weekend-March 26-28

It looks like our camping weekend will be canceled by rain and cold overnight temperatures.  We were supposed to tent camp, it is times like these that I would like an RV!

Friday March 26

9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Nature Games
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Meeting place: Playground

Children and adults are invited to learn about nature and have some fun. Meet Park Interpreter Courtney to play some nature games.
Admission: Free

Pinnacle Mountain State Park
11901 Pinnacle Valley Road
Little Rock, AR  72223
Ph: (501) 868-5806

11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Mammals of Arkansas
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Meeting place: West Summit Trailhead

Have you ever felt the fur of the many mammals that call Arkansas home? Meet a park interpreter and discover the variety of mammals that can be seen in and around Pinnacle Mountain State Park. This is a great way for families to connect with nature together.
Admission: Free

Pinnacle Mountain State Park
11901 Pinnacle Valley Road
Little Rock, AR  72223
Ph: (501) 868-5806

Saturday March 27

Catholic High Junktique Sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. 6300 Father Tribou St., Little Rock,

Easter Family Festival and Easter Egg Hunt will include free games, pictures with the Easter Bunny, a petting zoo and much more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In the event of rain, the festival will be Sunday, March 28, 1-4 p.m. At the Clinton Presidential Center and Park, Little Rock. FREE For more information, visit or call (501) 374-4242.

Diamond Bear Brewing Co., tours 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. every Saturday. Free. 323 Cross St. (501) 708-2739

Arkansas Chapter of Parents Without Partners weekly dance. Dance
instruction and social hour 7-8 p.m., dance 8-11 p.m. $5 for members,
$6 for nonmembers. 4521 W. 65th St., Little Rock, (501) 568-4476.

Sunday March 28

FREE Kite Flying Competition with prizes. 1-3 p.m. Meet at the Overflow Parking Area.

Pinnacle Mountain State Park
11901 Pinnacle Valley Road
Little Rock, AR  72223
Ph: (501) 868-5806

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


This place looks interesting. 
Win lunch for two at Feastros here.

Friday, March 5, 2010

This weekend

Mardi Gras Family Celebration at the Old State House
Cost: FREE!
Saturday, March 6 1 - 4 p.m.
Old State House Museum 300 W. Markham Little Rock, AR 72201

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Missing Child

Join facebook group Bring Magan Home to help get the word out. Also, if you are on twitter add Tags #magan and #findmagan to your messages. Thanks guys.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Word In the Rock

Roundup of news stories, blog posts, and articles mentioning Little Rock. Let me preface this by saying that these links are NOT representative of my personal choices, political affiliation, religious views, sexual preferences blah blah blah, etc. etc.

Sarah Palin speaks
Synthetic marijuana sold in Arkansas
Little Rock designer debuts line at Dillard's
Missing 13 year old girl met man online
Little Rock moving forward with marina plan

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

This weekend: Owl program and more

Jan. 15

Friday Night is Family Night
Aerospace Education Center

Free museum entry, small popcorn, and coke w/every GiantScreen Theatre movie ticket
Cost: $5.75 per ticket

Show times vary. Check their site or call 501-376-4629
3301 E. Roosevelt Dr., Little Rock, AR 72206
Now on Facebook!

Who Cooks for You, Who Cooks for You All?
4-4:30 pm
Owl program, meet at the Pinnacle Mountain playground.
Cost: FREE

Pinnacle Mountain State Park
11901 Pinnacle Valley Road
Little Rock, AR 72223
Ph: (501) 868-5806

Jan. 16

Birdwatching at the Visitor's Center. Bring your own binoculars or borrow some from the center.
Cost: FREE

Visitor's Center
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
11901 Pinnacle Valley Road
Little Rock, AR 72223
Ph: (501) 868-5806

Jan. 17

Meet The Animals
10-10:30 am
Meet the residents of Pinnacle Mountain's Visitor's Center and learn about other animals.
Cost: FREE

Visitor's Center
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
11901 Pinnacle Valley Road
Little Rock, AR 72223
Ph: (501) 868-5806

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Bring Your Pets Inside Tonight!

Bring Your Pets Inside!
Cold weather can be deadly for your pets. It can also dehydrate them. Read more at the link above.

City Helping Homeless

City Helping Homeless
A warming shelter has been set up at the Nathaniel Hill Complex at 2500 E 6th St in Little Rock. It will be open from 4 p.m. Wednesday through Monday morning, and perhaps longer if the need arises. Meals and transportation to the facility are available.

This weekend: Back to Nature- Eagle Awareness Weekend: and more

Back to Nature: Eagle Awareness Weekend: Arkansas Travel Blog

Trinity Hospital tour
2000 S. Main St.
Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

1500 Tower Building
323 Center Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

Tour begins at noon. During this Sandwiching in History series event we will visit Trinity Hospital at 2000 S. Main Street in Little Rock. The hospital was designed in 1924 by Max Mayer and served as a pioneer HMO clinic.

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