February 20, 2017

Oliver Ridge Company & Quality Goods For Men

It’s not often that I do a post just for guys, but I recently learned about a new Omaha company called Oliver Ridge Company, and I wanted to tell you all about it. Oliver Ridge is a new sponsor on the blog and I’m happy to have more “guy stuff” to talk about on the blog.

Oliver Ridge sells quality small batch goods for men. Since they’re just a few months old, their line of products consists of beard oil and beard balm, but there are plans to expand to up to six oils and balms by the end of the month, plus adding additional products soon.

I was clueless about what exactly beard oil and balm were used for, so I chatted with Brad Podrazo, CEO and owner/founder of Oliver Ridge. So essentially, Brad told me, the oil and balm contain nutrients that soften hair, as well as prevent dry skin, acne and irritation under the beard. As a bonus, the stuff smells good too. 

Most Popular Product

The most popular scent is Woodshop beard oil and balm. It’s got a cedar and pine scent to it, which sounds about as manly as it gets.

Mr. Wonderful doesn’t have a beard. Now that I think of it, I complained about his beard of yesteryear because I didn’t like how scratchy it was. Maybe he just needed beard oil?

Anyway.

Where To Find Olive Ridge

These products by Oliver Ridge sound like great gifts for the men in your life, don’t they? It’s the kind of thing, I imagine a lot of guys have never bought beard oil for themselves, and once they try it, they’ll wonder where it’s been all their lives.

You can find Oliver Ridge balms and oils at a couple local Omaha, Gretna and Lincoln stores, or you can order online (shipping is FREE!).

Tip: Oh My! Omaha readers can get 10% off their orders online now through March 6, 2017! Use promo code OHMYOMAHA10 at checkout.

Giveaway

Oliver Ridge is giving away one beard oil and one beard balm to one lucky reader! You get to choose the scent. It’s simple to enter! Just enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Must be 18 or older to enter, and winner must be in the continental U.S. Prize is valued at $44.

The giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. on March 6, 2017. I will contact the winner within 48 hours. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the email before another name is drawn. Good luck!

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Disclaimer: I was compensated for this sponsored post. All thoughts, words, and opinions expressed are my own. Oliver Ridge Co. provided the product for the giveaway. 

February 13, 2017

SkipTheDishes In Omaha {Giveaway}

Do you guys know about SkipTheDishes? It’s a delivery service featuring a lot of restaurants who don’t typically deliver, including some of my favorite restaurants.

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I never tried it until recently, when I was contacted by SkipTheDishes and they asked if I’d give it a go. What a great service!

Want to try it out? Oh My! Omaha readers can get 10% off their orders through March 31, 2017! Just use OHMYOMAHA10 at checkout. Keep reading for a giveaway!

What to know about SkipTheDishes

Why order delivery?

Let’s see. Are your kids wild cards when you eat out? Is it 9 degrees out? Are you so done with doing the dishes? Three very good reasons to have someone go fetch you good food.

If you feel like it, you do have the option of pick-up. I never feel like it.

Is it really local restaurants?

Yes, and they’re good ones! If you like ethnic foods, there are a lot represented. Restaurants serving up pizza, smoothies, falafel, ramen, subs, burgers…they’re all represented.

Want to dine in your fancy pants (ie., your nice PJs)? Order from Le Buillon or J. Coco.

We tried a new-to-us restaurant, Burrito Envy. If you try them, do yourself a favor, and get the dessert! Those little fried bites of cinnamon heaven topped with sea salt caramel make diet cheat nights worth it.

Got kids? Some of the local restaurants include some kids meal options, like Amsterdam Falafel & Kabob and Frank’s Pizzeria.

How much extra is delivery?

It depends on where you’re ordering from. Expect to pay between $2-$5.50.

How long does it take?

SkipTheDishes does a good job letting you know up-front how long deliveries will be as you browse the list. Delivery times are based on things like distance from your house, where couriers are, type of food, etc.

Was it easy?

Very. You need to register an account before you place an order. Then you look through the list of restaurants, find something tempting, order your meals, add the tip if you want, and then wait happily for delivery. You can place an order to be delivered “ASAP” or during a 30-minute window some other time.

Stalking time

You can “watch” your courier through the whole process via a GPS tracker on the website. This is particularly useful with children who ask “When is our food going to be here?” every 3 minutes.

Did you mess it up?

Of course. I didn’t finish the ordering process when I thought I had, so my window of delivery came and went. I had to reorder once I realized my mistake. I learned this obvious lesson:

Tip: You know your order has gone through when you get an email confirming it.

SkipTheDishes Omaha Discount

I want readers to try this service out, so SkipTheDishes is giving you 10% off orders through March 31, 2017! Just use OHMYOMAHA10 at checkout. Start drooling over browsing menus today here.

Giveaway

Skip the Dishes - How to get local restaurants to deliver to you!

One lucky reader will receive $50 credit to SkipTheDishes! Use the easy Rafflecopter entry form below for your chance. Giveaway ends Sunday, Feb. 26, at 11:59 p.m.

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Must be 18 or older to enter. Giveaway ends Sunday, Feb. 26, at 11:59 p.m. One winner will be randomly selected through Rafflecopter and contacted via email within 48 hours. The winner has 48 hours to respond before another winner is selected. Good luck and happy eating!

January 8, 2017

Kroc Center Pool Renovations {Giveaway}

Disclosure: Salvation Army Omaha Kroc Center is an advertiser on Oh My! Omaha and provided the passes for this giveaway. I was not compensated for writing this post and all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

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Fun in the pool for all ages during Inflatable Fridays at the Kroc Center in Omaha. Photo courtesy Salvation Army Kroc Center

I get serious cabin fever in the winter. One place to visit in winter has been a hit with every member in our family: The Omaha Salvation Army Kroc Center…particularly the pool. When the kids were younger, I appreciated the zero-depth entry and the cute fountains and little kid’s slide. Now they’re a little older and surer in the water, so the little lazy river and big kid’s slide are where it’s at.

The place is a great escape in the winter, but they’re going to make it even better! They will be installing a 2 1/2 story slide that takes sliders outside the building and back in again. It sounds like fun! Since they will be putting the pool under construction to complete it, I’m letting you know to get your fill of the pool NOW before the pool closes (the first week in February).

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Inflatable Fridays at the Kroc Center. Photo courtesy Salvation Army Kroc Center

The Kroc Center has a lot of weekly events, and if you time your pool visit well, you can enjoy things like Inflatable Fridays or Sunday Fundays. Check out this post about family fun at the Kroc Center.

If you go

Kroc Center

Where: 2825 Y St.

Cost: Day passes are $7 (adults, 19+), $5 (youth, ages 3-18), FREE (2 and younger)

Family recreation pool hours: Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 8 p.m. (no swimming 5 to 6:40 p.m. on Tuesdays); Fridays, 10: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Sundays, 1 to 5:30 p.m.

Website

Giveaway!

One reader gets to go to the pool for FREE! To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter entry form. The giveaway ends this Sunday, Jan. 15 at 11:59 p.m. One winner will be randomly, and contacted via email within 48 hours. The winner will have 48 hours to respond.
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Must be 18 or older to win. Prize is valued at $24. Must be used at the Omaha Kroc Center location.

September 27, 2016

5 Things To Know About Shrek The Musical {Giveaway}

“Shrek The Musical” has a special place in my heart: It was the first Broadway musical my son has seen. Though I find it impossible that he remembers any of it, he swears that he does.

So I’m super excited to see that this twisted and fun fairy tale will be staged at The Rose Theater starting this Friday! If you’ve been thinking of going, read on – there’s a chance to win tickets at the end of post!

5 Things To Know About Shrek The Musical

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photo by MJB Photography

1. This version of “Shrek The Musical,” which has been adapted specifically for young audiences. This version is 75 minutes long with no intermission, making it a condensed version of the Broadway version. It still has “Let Your Freak Flag Fly,” so don’t worry.

2. The familiar characters from the movie are in the musical, including Dragon, the tiny Lord Farquaad and Gingy. I bet you’re curious how costume designer Sherri Geerdes created the look for Lord Farquaad, aren’t you?

3. It has an important message for children: All of us have a place in this world.

4. Members to The Rose receive four FREE tickets to the performance – and if you’re thinking of buying a membership now, don’t wait. Rose memberships are limited, and are close to selling out. The Rose does not expect memberships to be available for purchase beyond the production of :Shrek The Musical.”

5. This show is recommended for ages 5 and older.

 

If you go

“Shrek The Musical”

Where: The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St.

When: Sept. 30 through Oct. 16; performances are Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 5 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. There will be additional performances on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m. The 2 p.m. show on Saturday, Oct. 8, will be interpreted for people who are deaf or hard of hearing; the 5 p.m. show on Saturday, Oct. 8, is designated as sensory-friendly, with special accommodations made for families attending with a child on the autism spectrum.

Cost: $20; discount ticket vouchers are available at all area Hy-Vee stores. Members receive four FREE tickets. Purchase tickets online here.

Win tickets

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photo by MJB Photography

The Rose has teamed up with me to give one reader FOUR tickets to see any 5 p.m. performance of “Shrek The Musical.” It’s easy to enter using the Rafflecopter form below! Must 18 or older to enter.

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August 22, 2016

4 BaconFest Giveaways

I’m so excited BaconFest is back! I went last year with my family and we sampled everything from bacon lasagna to a dessert with bacon, then we played some games with the kids, and then ate more bacon.

BaconFest isn't just eating bacon, though that's the best part. There are a lot of activities for kids at BaconFest, plus live music. Photo courtesy Kroc Center

BaconFest isn’t just eating bacon, though that’s the best part. There are a lot of activities for kids at BaconFest, plus live music. Photo courtesy Kroc Center

I’m partnering with The Kroc Center to tell you about the Fourth Annual BaconFest Omaha on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 1 to 5 p.m. There’s entertainment, games, pony rides, shopping, face painting, and lots of bacon – in all its tasty forms – included with admission. Due to construction, all activities will be indoors. Having experienced BaconFest2015 in 90+ degree heat, I’m all for the indoors experience!

It’s a fundraiser for the Omaha Kroc Center Scholarship Program, so the money all goes to a great cause.

Bacon lovers love BaconFest. BaconFest is an annual fundraiser at the Kroc Center in Omaha. This year, BaconFest is on Sunday, Sept. 18.

Bacon lovers love BaconFest. BaconFest is an annual fundraiser at the Kroc Center in Omaha. This year, BaconFest is on Sunday, Sept. 18.

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by the Salvation Army Kroc Center. All thoughts and opinions about my experience at BaconFest are my own.

Win tickets to BaconFest!

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I’m giving away a family four pack (2 adults, 2 children) every week on Facebook leading up to the event. Time to get a little creative with your bacon:

Week 1: Replace a word in a song title with “bacon.” For example: “Don’t Go Bacon My Heart.” One random winner will be drawn from the comments left on this Facebook post. Contest begins today, Aug. 22! I’ll tag the winner on the Facebook tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 23. Congrats to Facebook winner, LuAnn S.!

Week 2: Bacon makes everything better. What’s the oddest combination that worked with bacon? One random winner will be drawn from the comments left on this Facebook post. Contest begins on Monday, Aug. 29 – Here’s the link. I’ll tag the winner on the Facebook tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 30. Congrats to Facebook winner, Danell T.!

Week 3: Replace a word in a movie title with “bacon.” For example: “Star Wars: The Bacon Awakens.” One random winner will be drawn from the comments left on this Facebook post. Contest begins on Monday, Sept. 5, and I’ll share the link here. I’ll tag the winner on the Facebook on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Congrats to Kaila W.!

Week 4: What’s your strategy for BaconFest? Clockwise, counter-clockwise, desserts first or whichever booth has the shortest line? One random winner will be drawn from the comments left on this Facebook post. Contest begins on Sept. 12 here. I’ll tag the winner on the Facebook on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Congrats to Melissa D.!

BONUS GIVEAWAY: One e-newsletter subscriber will be randomly drawn on Wednesday, Sept. 14, to win a family four-pack! It’s FREE to sign up for the weekly e-newsletter. Sign up here.

Family Pass is valued at $50 $30. This giveaway is not sponsored by Facebook. Winners must respond to my message on Facebook in 24 hours or I’ll draw another winner. Winners will be drawn by random.org. Good luck and enjoy the bacon!

Bacon is the star ingredient in BaconFest dishes. Sample and vote for your favorite recipe at the event, which is a fundraiser for the Kroc Center.

Bacon is the star ingredient in BaconFest dishes. Sample and vote for your favorite recipe at the event, which is a fundraiser for the Kroc Center.

If you go

BaconFest Omaha

When: Sunday, Sept. 18, from 1 to 5 p.m., 2016

Where: Kroc Center, 2825 Y St.

Cost: $25, adult, general admission; There’s a construction sale going on so adult tickets are only $15 and military tickets are $10; $5, kids (ages 5-12); FREE for kids 4 and younger

SPECIAL DEAL! $50 $30 Family Value Pack includes two adult and two youth tickets.

All proceeds benefit the Kroc Center Scholarship Program!

For more information about BaconFest or to become a sponsor, volunteer, have a vendor booth or compete in the Bacon Cookoff, visit the website at OmahaKroc.org/BaconFest.

 

 

July 25, 2016

5 Ways To Save Time At Hy-Vee + Giveaway

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Hy-Vee Food Stores. Hy-Vee provided the gift card, and I was compensated for writing and promoting it. All thoughts and opinions expressed are mine, since I am a long-time shopper there.

Being a mother with a full-time job and an obsessive tendency to write, I have to find ways to save time on everyday tasks like grocery shopping.

Hy-Vee Food Stores has been my go-to grocery store for more than a decade, but they’ve found a way to make it even easier for me now: Hy­VeeDeals.com. They asked if I’d write about it and of course I said yes – I use that website already!

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It’s a super easy site to navigate and it makes grocery planning easy for me. Here’s how you can use the site to save time and money!

5 ways to save time (and money) with Hy-Vee

Shopping at Hy-VeeDeals.com, you can find exclusive Fuel Saver + Perks deals, digital coupons, easy-to-create shoppings and more.

Shopping at Hy-VeeDeals.com, you can find exclusive Fuel Saver + Perks deals, digital coupons, easy-to-create shoppings and more.

 

1. Personalize your account. You can quickly sign up at Hy­VeeDeals.com, adding your preferred Hy­Vee location of your choice and syncing it with your Hy­Vee Fuel Saver + perks card. Do it just one time and your set.

2. Plan your shopping list online. I browse Hy-Vee’s ads before I make my meal plan and shopping list for the week. I’ll add stock-up items I spot in the ads and plan meals around produce that’s on sale for the week. Don’t miss the exclusive digital ads you can only find on their site. You can make your shopping list and note which items have coupons all from the HyVee website.

3. Digitally clip coupons. I have every intention of clipping coupons but I never set aside the time. I can roll that task into my online meal planning at Hy­VeeDeals.com. When your Fuel Saver card is scanned at check out, the coupons will automatically be redeemed. How easy is that?

4. Shop the same location. One time-saving tip is to shop the same store each week. The familiar layout cuts down on endless aisle wandering (and impulsive buying when you stumble upon tempting food not on your list).

5. Save even more time and pick up your groceries or better yet, get them delivered. Shop online at Hy­VeeDeals.com and then select how you’ll get your groceries. Your delivery is FREE if you have more than $100 in groceries.

Ready to shop at Hy-Vee and use Hy-VeeDeals.com to save time and money?

Giveaway!

Sweet giveaway!

Hy-Vee is giving one Oh My! Omaha reader a $50 gift card! To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below. It’s quick and easy to enter, just like shopping at Hy-Vee.

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Must be 18 or older to enter. Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 31. Winner will be contact within 48 hours of the giveaway ending and will have 48 hours to respond to the email before another winner is drawn.