Rahr Oktoberfest 5k (and Discount Code)!

Disclaimer: I was not paid for this post however I did receive admission to the event. As always, all opinions are my own.


Summer is quickly coming to a close and soon it will bring one of my favorite times of year. It’s time for Oktoberfest! One of the most widely enjoyed events in Fort Worth is the Rahr & Sons Oktoberfest 5k that will take place on Saturday, September 26th (and I have a discount for you)!

Come join us on Saturday, September 26th for a great run and tasty brews!

Activities include:

Run / Walk
Bier Garden
Live Polka Music
Bavarian treats
Dry Fit Shirts
Rahr & Sons specialty pint glass

Official shirt and finisher pint glass each registrant receives.

Official shirt and finisher pint glass each registrant receives.

I am LOVING these pint glasses!

To make this event even better, Down Home Traveler has teamed up with this event to offer a $5 discount to each registrant.

Discount Code: ‘DHT’ to save $5 on registration.

To help us all get into a better beer drinking and running shape, two social runs are also scheduled at the brewery – Saturday, August 1st and Saturday, September 5th. Check out the Rahr Oktoberfest 5k event page on Facebook (see the events tab) for more information!


Who is going to join me?!

Save with Bubbles, Bathroom Cleaning Tips

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The summer months have been and are continuing to be incredibly hectic. It’s amazing that it’s already July and there’s still so much coming up on the agenda. Does anyone else feel like this? How can we get it all done?

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Personally, I’ve found it hard to stay on top of everything and cleaning my home is on top of the list. How can I get it all done as efficiently, affordably and cleanly as possible? While at Dollar General, I came across a couple products that have helped to save my time and pocketbook and created a list to help us all out along the way.

***The key is to create time and a stick to it. Give yourself 30 minutes to clean each room and dedicate all 30 minutes. It’s incredible what you can accomplish. Let’s get it out of the way so we can spend more time doing things with the ones we love.

Bathroom Cleaning Kit:
Disinfectant Scrubbing Bubbles® Bathroom Cleaner
Scrubbing Bubbles® Toilet Cleaning Gel
Glass Cleaner
Toilet Bowl Brush
Broom & Dust Pan
Brush or old Toothbrush

  1. Create a spot where your cleaning products are easily found.
    Remember the list above. It’s super easy to keep all of these items together. My bathroom is my least favorite spot to clean (maybe yours too). I’ve found that if I separate my cleaning products and make them easily available, it’s provides more motivation to get it done.

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Dollar General is a great place to save on cleaning products. For instance, I keep the Disinfectant Scrubbing Bubbles® Bathroom Cleaner and Scrubbing Bubbles® Toilet Cleaning Gel as part of my bathroom cleaning kit. The Disinfectant Scrubbing Bubbles® Bathroom Cleaner has a wide-spray, will work upside down (let’s chat about those tough corners) and no matter the mess, Scrubbing Bubbles® takes cleaning beyond 99.9% for 100% problem solved (with a smell that lets you know it’s that clean). And if you are like me and the toilet is the biggest pain point, the Scrubbing Bubbles® Toilet Cleaning Gel have saved me.

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Dollar General is currently having great sales on these products:

  • From 7/12-8/2 Scrubbing Bubbles® will have the following coupons on the DG Coupon Center
  • $0.50 off any Scrubbing Bubbles® Bath Product
  • $1 off any Scrubbing Bubbles® Toilet Gel Product
  • $0.50 off any Scrubbing Bubbles® All Purpose Cleaner
  • 7/26 & 8/9 Scrubbing Bubbles® Bleach $3 (usually $3.25)
  • 7/26 & 8/9 Scrubbing Bubbles® Mega Shower Foamer $3.50 (usually $4)
  • 7/25 & 8/9 Scrubbing Bubbles® Toilet Gel $3.50 (Usually $4)
  • 7/26 & 8/9 Scrubbing Bubbles® Drop Ins $2.50 (Usually $3)
  1. Clean the countertops.

These items add up quickly. Put away any items that are currently unused and organized daily products. Unplug any appliances.
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  1. Cleaning the shower & sink. 

Spray the shower (counter tops, sink, and toilet) generously with the Disinfectant Scrubbing Bubbles® Bathroom Cleaner. Fill the tube with an inch or two of hot water and let the bathroom steam for 5 minutes. This will help to loosen any dirt and mildew within the area. Working from top to bottom, scrub with brush and wipe down. Rinse with water and wipe down with the terry-cloth.

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  1. Close the shower curtain.

Never leave the shower curtain open as it will hold water and create mildew stains on the bottom. Once complete, always close it completely to provide a chance to air dry.

  1. The toilet.

Using the Disinfectant Scrubbing Bubbles® Bathroom Cleaner, spray down the toilet (I use this on the inside and out). Allow to sit for a couple minutes and wipe down the outside and clean the inside with the toilet brush. When complete, use the Scrubbing Bubbles® Toilet Cleaning Gel for continuous cleaning. The gels provide touch free, continuous clean and zero residue and lasts up to seven days.

  1. Glass & Mirrors.

Spray with a glass cleaner and wipe dry.

  1. Floors.

Shake out the rugs and make sure they are washed often. Don’t forget to sweep the corners.

  1. Treat yourself.
    Pour yourself a cool one & think about what you’ll do this weekend with your time and money saved!

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Be sure to check out more ways to make cleaning fun at savewithbubbles.com. What are some of your favorite bathroom cleaning tips? 

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Tips4Trips – Make a Weekend into a Mini Vacation

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This summer has flown by so fast! There’s so much going on that sometimes it’s hard to plan a true vacation. One of my favorite things to do when I know I can’t travel far and just need that breath of fresh air is plan a vacation in my area on a whim! It’s possible!

Here are some great tips!

1. Pick a destination!
Is there a town within driving distance that you haven’t explored? My favorite way to make it interesting is just jumping in the car and getting on the road to see where I’ll end up! Pull up a map, pick out an area and don’t come home until you’re ready to hit the hay!


One of the best ways to do this is to use the maps on our cell phones (we all have them)! Our cell phones are such a great resource to find ideas, get to locations and capture the moments. I just picked up the new ZTE ZMax at Walmart under the Family Mobile Plan. The best part, is while using the phone, you’re also saving! The Walmart Family Mobile plans are low in price. For instance, the Walmart Family Mobile service is $29.88/month (for the first line) Unlimited Talk, Text & Data service plan which includes up to 1G of 4G LTE data. What better way to save and allow yourself a treat to little weekend break. It leaves a few extra funds to splurge while on your next vacation!


Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to http://cbi.as/frw8 or your local Walmart for current pricing.

2. Find a new attraction!
It’s so easy to search for ideas! Pick a topic, plug it into your phone (remember the above photo) and it’ll provide a ton of ideas! Trains, hiking trails, movie theaters, historical landmarks, destinations unknown. That’s not counting what you’ll come across along the way. The world is a fascinating place. Dig into it!

If you are really into adventures, use the phone go Geo-cache. It’s a great way to go on a  treasure hunt of objects anywhere. Start your treasure hunt!


3. Grab some fresh air!
Do something outside! Doing something outside always gets me excited, exhausted and feeling very accomplished. Head out to the lake, go for a hike, rent a kayak and paddle around. Take a train ride across town, visit a splash pool with the kids. Opportunities are endless!


4. Eat!
To have a vacation, we must treat it like a vacation. Don’t go to your “usual”. Have some fun and play around with a new place. Try the new restaurant that opened down the street. Come across  a place that you’ve never heard of? Plug in restaurant into your phone and see what comes up and go there! Don’t hesitate in trying something new! It’s what you’d be doing if you were hundreds of miles away from home.

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5. Don’t forget to capture the moments along the way!
Remember, we always have our phones in our pockets. Don’t forget to grab photos along the way of your adventures! These are the moments that you’ll want to remember next weekend when you remind yourself to do this all again!

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How can the Walmart Family Mobile help plan your summer weekend vacations?!