Wee-Cycle is having a virtual sale! {GIVEAWAY}

Shopping at Wee-Cycle has gotten easier! You get to shop online and then drive-thru to pick up.

Shopping for gently used clothing items online can be tough! Wee-Cycle has asked its consignors to inspect all items before adding them to the sale. So, at pick up, you can pull to the parking lot and look through your items. If clothing does not meet quality inspection (stained or misrepresented or not sized correctly), you may bring it back to the counter for a return. Electronics are also in this category and if not working properly, you may bring them back to the counter. Please note that once you leave the parking lot, all sales are final.

How do you shop?

Go to https://weecycletogo.com/, browse items by clicking on the category, or typing in the search bar! Add to your cart and purchase. All credit cards will be accepted. Give the Wee-Cycle team a couple of days and your items will be ready for pick up at the Boone location! Pick up will be on Friday, September 25, 2020, from 10:00 – 2:00 and 5:00-7:00. Shipping is also available. A charge of $10 flat rate per order. Once the team packs your items, you will receive an invoice if it costs over $10 to ship your box. (If it is more than $2 less, you will receive a refund). Larger items will incur additional costs.


Let’s start your shopping experience by entering to win a $25 gift card. Visit https://weecycletogo.com/ and let us know your top item that you need for your family. Leave a comment below by noon on September 16, 2020. We we contact the winner on that afternoon!

Happy Shopping 🙂

Back to School Wee-Cycle Children’s Consignment Sale {WIN}

Are you planning your back to school shopping for your child(ren)? Make plans to visit Wee-Cycle Children’s Consignment sale beginning next Friday, August 4th.

Shopping Dates:

Friday, August 4 11:00-6:00

Saturday, August 5 8:00-4:00

Sunday, August 6 1:00-4:00

Monday, August 7 4:00-7:00

Friday, August 11 11:00-6:00 1/2 price

Saturday, August 12 8:00-12:00 1/2 price

Wee-Cycle Children’s Consignment has provided a quality children’s consignment sale for more than 14 years! Their new owner, Emily Greene, will continue to offer wonderful customer service to the consignors and shoppers.

To help with your planning, we are partnering with Wee-Cycle to offer one family a $25.00 gift certificate. Please comment below on what you are hoping to find at the sale by August 2nd, and we will pick one lucky comment to win on August 3rd!

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Battle of the Schools Contest!

We have a super fun contest sponsored by Drs. Mayhew, Scheffler, Conn and Hardaway. Head over to their Facebook page and submit your comment to help your child’s school win $250!


Win a $200 Gift Card from Drs. Mayhew and Scheffler!

Our awesome site-wide sponsors (Drs. Mayhew and Scheffler) are holding a super fun and creative contest on their Facebook page.


Create a video sharing why you love your smile, why you love their office or what types of fun you have when you visit their office. They want to hear all about it!

Click here to enter. Good luck!

Bluebird Exchange gives 10% of sales to the Children’s Playhouse

Love to shop? You have reason to this weekend.

Bryony from the Bluebird Exchange learned The Playhouse was losing funding through various past supporters.

“Our family has benefited greatly from having this resource in Boone.  They offer many diversified programs for children to experience. I cannot imagine funding going away for such a wonderful community resource,” shared Bryony.

In a response to help support The Children’s Playhouse, August 17, 2013, Bluebird Exchange will be donating 10% of their “Grand Opening Party” sales to The Playhouse.

Everything will be on sale in the children’s consignment store.  They will be giving away PUZZLES, toys, CLOTH DIAPERS, clothing and MORE.  The store will have a RAFFLE for a BECO BABY CARRIER OF YOUR CHOICE!


Mark your Calendars – August 17, 2013, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.  Support The Children’s Playhouse while finishing up your back-to-school shopping.

Friday Fun: Win a Chick-fil-A Family Dinner

Let’s have some Friday Fun!!


Thanks to our generous sponsor, Chick-fil-A Boone, we have an awesome giveaway for our readers. We are planning to do these Friday Fun giveaways often so please stay tuned.

Don’t forget about the awesome event they are hosting tomorrow. It is a Super Hero Event from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Dress as your favorite Super Hero and meet real life heroes! JUMP! will be there with the Giant Slide and Firehouse Dog combo, weather permitting.

Also, on June 25th they are having a Breakfast with Mini-Moo from 8-10am. Kids, 12 and under dress in your pajamas and receive a FREE 3 count chicken mini and small drink to enjoy with Mini Moo.

Family Fun Giveaway: Win a family dinner at Chick-fil-A Boone
including two chicken sandwiches and two kid’s meals.

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Endless Blessings Site Launch Party! Giveaways Galore!

Is having a party to celebrate our NEW website, moms, babies and kids and YOU are invited!

 Enter to Win!  Great Prizes daily from mom-owned companies and local sponsors!


Just Visit www.endlessblessingsbirth.com and click on the blog!  New sponsors and drawings will be presented daily!

You don’t want to miss this! And, neither does any other mamas in the High Country! So, spread the word to all the mommies and mommies-to-be that you know!  You don’t have to be pregnant to enter!


Promotion Starts tomorrow February 15th!

Like us on facebook and get all the updates! 


Get On Board For The New Earth Fare Giveaway!!! ($10 Coupon, win $25 GC)

Are you ready for a healthier you? Have you been wanting to shop at Earth Fare and see what they are all about? Do you already shop there regularly, but want more bargains? Well, the Train heading for healthier living is waiting for you to get aboard,  and the pit stop is the Earth Fare grocery store with a $25 Gift Card Giveaway!

That’s right, Earth Fare grocery stores are all about living a different way, a way of returning back to whole, organic, no pesticides or chemicals in their foods, even providing local foods for sale. Their philosophy is that “the foods that Earth Fare sells are as close to the ground as it gets, meaning that they have high standards for what goes on their shelves”! By eating organic, which is more affordable than you might think, it is “choosing to invest in the health and future of yourself, your children, and your planet”. Earth Fare wants to help in this area by making your grocery shopping an exciting adventure by receiving money-saving coupons by text on your cell phone.

Get Coupons Now!

Earth Fare has a great incentive for signing up for their new “Mobile Text Coupons”, by sending $10 off of a $25 purchase as the first coupon. It is very easy, just make sure that your cell phone can receive 3rd party text messaging to participate. If you don’t have this feature, have limited texting plans, or even the pay-as-you-g0 phones, call your phone provider and ask if this option is available to you.

This is how it works –

To get started, text the word “EAT” to the numbers 71700. A confirmation text will come back and then make sure to choose the opt-in option for Earth Fare’s mobile coupons. The 1st coupon is the $10 off of a $25 purchase, as mentioned above. Then text coupons will come randomly and will be good for 24 to 48 hours, and would be up to a maximum of 8 messages a month.  Anyone can sign up online as well with their phone number at http://www.earthfare.com/eat.

WIN a $25 Earth Fare Gift Card

The contest is now closed, the winner is:

For the Gift Card Giveaway- One Winner will receive a $25 Gift Card to spend at Earth Fare.

To enter, leave a comment below, telling us:

With saving $10 right away on a purchase of $25, what would you spend your extra $10 savings on? It could be practical or fun and whimsical, you decide! And, tell us how Earth Fare has worked for you and how you have benefited from shopping for healthier, organic, and local foods.

Additional Entry: Leave a separate comment below when you:


Here’s to happy shopping and healthy eating! For more information about Earth Fare, visit their website at earthfare.com or their facebook page, www.facebook.com/earthfare.



Giveaway open to US Residents ages 18 and up. Promotion will run through January 28. Winner will be chosen by random drawing and contacted by email. See full Privacy Policy, Terms of Use and Disclaimer. 



7 Common Questions Parents Have About Orthodontic Treatment (WIN Kids’ Sonicare!)

Reed Orthodontics is an orthodontic practice in Boone, located at 870 State Farm Road. After practicing in Ocala and Crystal River, Florida for 35 years and treating over 10,000 patients, Dr. Reed transitioned his practice to his son and moved to Boone to provide orthodontic care to this community.

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Dr. Reed would like to share this information from the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). If you have any questions, leave a comment below, visit their website at www.ReedOrthoBoone.com, or call Reed Orthodontics at 828-286-9797 for a FREE consultation. I took my 8-year-old daughter for a consultation with Dr. Reed.  You can see a video of our visit on the right! ~ Sarah

7 Common Questions Parents Have About Orthodontic Treatment

Today, nearly four million children in the United States and Canada are receiving treatment from members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). And while parents know that orthodontic treatment results in a healthy, beautiful smile, many don’t realize the important long-term health benefits.

 As part of its commitment to education, the AAO provides parents with this list of answers to commonly asked questions about orthodontic care.

1. Why is orthodontic treatment important?

Straight teeth and properly aligned jaws contribute to good dental health, as well as overall physical health. Orthodontic treatment can boost a person’s self-image as teeth, lips and jaws move into position and improve appearance.

2. How can a parent know if his/her child needs orthodontic treatment?Reed Ortho

The best way to know whether your child needs treatment is to visit an orthodontist. The AAO recommends that every child get a check-up with an orthodontist no later than age seven.

3. What if my child still has baby teeth at age seven? Should he/she still see an orthodontist?

Yes. By age 7, enough permanent teeth have arrived for an orthodontist to evaluate how the teeth and jaws meet, and to identify current or developing problems. If your orthodontist finds a problem, he/she can discuss with parents any treatment that may be necessary.

4. How does a child’s growth affect orthodontic treatment?

Treatment and growth often complement each other. In some cases, the orthodontist takes advantage of a child’s growth to guide jaws and teeth into their ideal positions.

5. How often should my child visit our orthodontist while in orthodontic treatment?

Typically, a child will see the orthodontist every 6-12 weeks throughout the course of treatment.

Reed Orthodontics6. If I currently don’t have an orthodontist, what is the best way to find someone to treat orthodontic problems?

To find an orthodontist near you, ask for a referral from your family dentist or you can visit www.braces.org and click on the Find an Orthodontist service. It is important to choose an orthodontist who is a member of the AAO. Orthodontists receive an additional two to three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth. Only those with this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists may be members of the AAO.

7. What is the average cost of orthodontic treatment?

Fees will vary, depending on the treatment needed and can usually only be determined following a clinical examination. Most orthodontists offer convenient payment plans, making treatment more affordable than ever. Most orthodontists will work with you to find a plan that fits your family budget. In addition, many patients have dental insurance that includes
orthodontic benefits or a Flexible Spending Account which allows a portion of the orthodontic fee to be paid with tax free dollars. Check with your employer’s human resources department to learn about your insurance coverage or Flexible Spending Account.

Win a Kids’ Sonicare Toothbrush ($69.99 Value)

Kids' Sonicare ToothbrushReed Orthodontics would like to award one Mom Squad reader a Kids’ Sonicare Toothbrush! This is not just another toothbrush, for sure. Here are some of the features of the Sonicare Toothbrush:

  • KidTimer increases brushing time slowly over 90 days, building toward the dentist recommended 2 minutes.
  • Kid-friendly power modes provide gentle cleaning that’s right for different ages. Low mode for ages 4+ and High mode for ages 7+.
  • Age-appropriate brush heads specifically designed to gently clean and protect teeth at key developmental stages.
  • Ergonomic design enables parents and kids to brush together or on their own.
  • Interchangeable panels so kids can customize their toothbrush
Here is how to enter:

Visit the Reed Orthodontics website FAQ page.  Then come back to this post, and leave a comment sharing something you learned.

Extra entries: Leave a separate comment if you:

  • are a MomSquad RSS Subscriber  (get free daily updates by email) (enter your email at the top of the page for weekly-ish newsletter)
  • follow HCmomsquad on Twitter
  • Tweet about this giveaway. Here’s a sample tweet:

Learn more about Reed Orthodontics, and #WIN a Sonicare Kids’ Toothbrush from @hcmomsquad!

(Because of Facebook’s new rules for promotions, we are not allowed to give you an entry for posting the giveaway on Facebook.  But we would be very grateful if you wanted to!)

Details: This contest will be open to High Country  Residents or Visitors 18 or older, through November 11, 2011. One winner will be chosen by random number generator, and notified by email. Winner will be responsible for claiming the prize by email.


Back to School Picture Time!

Read to the end for an exciting giveaway!

Did you love picture day when you were small? I know I did! At least, I thought I did, for about 5 minutes. On my very first picture day ever, the photographer–I recall he was wearing a very nice cologne–handed me the most beautiful teddy bear I’d ever held, and then took one (one!) picture of my precious six year-old self, smiling and hugging my bear. Then, he destroyed my world; he took back the bear.

I, being a six year-old hillbilly with no experience in these matters, had thought I was going to be allowed to keep the pretty bear. If he’d taken another shot with his big black camera right then, he’d have immortalized my usual expression—one of dismay and confusion—rather than the happy smile he’d conjured with his empty promises of beary bliss. I was devastated.

After that, I don’t think I ever had a good school picture. This may be because I’m really not photogenic, but I prefer to think that it’s because of that mean, mean old photographer and his lies. He simply made it impossible for me to smile convincingly for the camera. In my mind, the person behind the camera will always be poised to take something away from me as soon as I stop smiling. Is it any wonder I look so bad in all my pictures?

What is it with the photographers that come to schools? You get one pose. One chance. One shot, and if your kid is picking his nose when the flash goes off, he will forever be ‘the nose-picker’ to teacher and classmates alike, because that’s his one shot, and that’s what’s going in the yearbook.

Thank goodness, we have more options today! I’m just crazy about the idea of school photos taken by someone who actually cares how the pictures turn out. Even homeschoolers need school pictures for the family yearbook, right?

Swanky5Studios will be holding back-to-school mini sessions in Roan Mountain, Tennessee on Thursday, September 8 and Saturday, September 10. Each mini-session will include a 20 minute styled shoot with nifty props like books and rulers and desks. (Desks seem a little schoolish to me, but they’re probably better props for photos than the standard homeschool kitchen table.) And the shoot is in an apple orchard, so there will be plenty of apples for teacher.

You don’t just get one pose, and the prices are pretty reasonable. Just make sure your child knows that she can’t keep the props. I wouldn’t want anyone’s life to be ruined the way mine was.


Win: One High Country Mom Squad reader will win a $100 gift certificate to Swanky5Studios, good any time (not just during the BTS mini sessions).

How to enter: Head over to the Swanky5Studios website and take a look at the marvelous photos they take! Then come back here and leave a comment letting us know you want to win! How would you use your gift certificate? Do you hate traditional school pictures as much as I do?

Extra entries: Leave a separate comment if you:

  • are a Mom Squad RSS Subscriber.  You can subscribe in a reader,  get free daily updates by email, or enter your email address at the top of the page for the weekly newsletter
  • follow HCmomsquad on Twitter. Leave your Twitter handle in the comments.
  • share about this giveaway by email, word of mouth, whatever. Let us know who you told about it in the comments!

Details: This giveaway will be open to High Country residents and visitors ages 18 and over through midnight September 9, 2011. One winner will be chosen randomly, and notified by email. The winner will be responsible for claiming the prize by email. The winner MUST respond within 24 hours. The sponsor (not HCMS) is responsible for providing the prize. Good luck!.