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Winter Festivals {US cities}


Every year we attend the St. Joseph, MI ice festival and I totally dropped the ball this year and we missed it. Here are a few other winter/ ice festivals etc going on- Saranac Lake, NY – Winter Carnival Monroe, CT- CT Winter Snow Carving Contest Feb 8-17, 2017 Houghton, MI – Michigan Tech WinterCarnival Feb 8-11, 2017 Cripple Creek, […]

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Getting Organized


After a brief hiatus I’m excited to be back to writing this blog…  actually I’m excited to be back to doing lots of hobbies I haven’t had time for… like crafting and travelling!  I’ve got some fun trips planned for 2017 and I can’t wait to share them here through the year. I’ve been working on getting myself organized… I […]

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Museum Day Live- This Saturday all over the U.S.

Hey there- Just dropping in to let you know about a FANTASTIC DEAL this Saturday September 24, 2016! Smithsonian is offering FREE MUSEUM entrances all over the country. Check out their registration site to see if any are near you.  Once you register for a site you’ll be emailed a download link to download a form that you show when you get there.  It offers free entrance for TWO people.  Check it out:  

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Kindle Fire for kids Deal

My kids often visit grandparents that have one of these at their home. This little gadget definitely keeps them busy.  I noticed that it was on sale on amazon- this will make a GREAT Christmas gift for my son… thought I would share the deal.   Amazon Kindle fire Kids Edition (Regular $99.99) through August 20: Shop Amazon Devices – Fire Kids Edition $20 Off While you’re at it… you can download some fun reading material from a GREAT author.  She actually is a teacher in our school district. {click here to learn more about this author} Trapped in Seraphina  ( My daughter’s class read this book together and LOVED it!) Search For the Fractionator!

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Free and cheap things to do in August

CALIFORNIA: San Diego & OC Fair Bounceback  (click here for the official website) Save your San Diego County Fair or Ventura County Fair ticket stub for one free admission at the OC Fair, July 15-August 14. If you are a San Diego Fair Best Pass Ever holder, visit Guest Services during the San Diego County Fair and receive one complimentary ticket to the OC Fair. Physical ticket must be presented. E-tickets on mobile devices will not be accepted for promotion. Active Military & Veterans Active-duty military and veterans receive free OC Fair admission and are eligible to purchase ½ price general admission tickets. Promotion is valid all 23 days of the 2016 OC Fair. Military ID required. Free admission is not applicable for spouses or dependents. A maximum of six ½ price tickets may be purchased. Read & Ride Bookworms ages 5-11 can read 2 books to earn 3 free carnival rides. Click here to download the book report form. Completed book report forms can be redeemed for ride tickets at the Centennial Farm Information Booth during Fair hours. Tickets are valid July 15-August 14, 2016 only. Official OC Fair Read & Ride Form must be used in order to participate in program. COLORADO: Denver: *Free movie at Skyline Park- movie begins ad dusk with entertainment an hour before.  August 6- Grease (made possible by  Southwest Airlines) *Monday movie at Infinity Park – gates open at 7pm and movie starts […]

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Yummy treats, mid-flight

I am in seventh heaven right now.  I recently took a trip to Orlando.  I flew United Airlines for the first time in quite a while. I was so surprised that they didn’t offer the usual pretzel/ peanut snack, but instead, this yummy waffle cookie thing that tasted like heaven.  At first I thought I’d save it to take home to my kids… but really… I was starving.  Then, on the return flight, when I got another, I thought it just wouldn’t be fair to go home with one cookie to two kids.  So I ate that one too. I was searching through Amazon and what did I find?  These yummy waffle cookie/ candy treats that they served on the plane.  Oh my… these will be dangerous when they arrive and probably won’t last long in my house. I had to share this for anyone like me, that hasn’t stopped thinking about these since my trip almost a month ago. I tried to post a photo but you’ll have to go to the link and see for yourself.

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Columbus, Ohio waterfall


We recently took a family vacation to Columbus, OH.  We had a quick change of plans due to the recent flooding in West Virginia affecting our original road trip. I was bummed we had to cancel our waterfall road trip so while we were in Columbus, OH- I googled “waterfalls in Ohio” to see what popped up.  Much to my […]

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