Dove Dry Spray review

As part of Influenster, I periodically receive free items to try.  The only thing I need to do in return is provide honest review feedback. SO… here’s a review of my latest items received! I have to admit that at first, I wasn’t super excited about having to review these items.  We tend not to buy spray deodorant items… it’s […]

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Free/cheap things to do in February

Winter is getting old for many of us- here are some ways to get the family out of the house that won’t cost an arm and a leg!  Here’s just a snapshop- check your local venues for free dates (feel free to leave a comment with a link to free/cheap things to do in your area) ILLINOIS Shedd Aquarium: FREE General admission and discounted upgraded admission to Illinois Residents: February 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29   Anyone with a Bank of America Debit card and photo ID can receive one free General Admission Feb 6-7 WASHINGTON DC National Zoo:  FREE every day TEXAS Dallas Zoo–  $5 admission December 1- FEbruary 29.  After that it goes up to regular pricing of $12-15 CALIFORNIA Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego– Feb 18- 5-7pm.  Free the third Thursday of every month from 5-7pm.  WEbsite does state “kid friendly” WASHINGTON Seattle Art Museum– Feb 4-  Free to all on the first Thursday of every month INDIANA Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (I have been to this museum and it is WORTH the full price admission cost- so to get in FREE or even reduced is a FANTASTIC deal!) Feb 4- Free admission 4-8pm for Target family night.  Feb. 15, 2016—Reduced admission 10 a.m.–5 p.m. for Presidents Day ($5 adults; $1 youth) MICHIGAN FREE FISHING WEEKEND– Feb 14-15.  Great opportunity if it isn’t a blizzard outdoors 😉  You can fish on the Great Lakes […]

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Chihuly in Seattle

I spent 4 days in Seattle… it was one of my favorite work trips EVER .  Seattle is full of great coffee shops, beautiful skylines, THE Pike Street Market, and of course- ART.  I am a huge Dale Chihuly fan and anyone who is can recognize his style anywhere. Seattle isn’t just a place to see some Chihuly glass in […]

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Winter bulletin board

I take on a lot of activities that I really don’t have time for…just because I love to help out wherever I can at the kids school.  I took over the entry way bulletin board this year.  It doesn’t get changed often since I’m working a full time job, a direct sales job and of course occasional blogging.  I did […]

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2016 family bucket list

Each year we sit with the kids and make plans  for the year.  We think about what we want to do for travel, places we want to visit.  New things we want to try.  Here’s our list- feel free to use it or design your own….there’s only one SPECIFIC item which is “spend a day in St. Joseph”  this refers […]

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Milwaukee Free Admission Days

It’s a new year and my vacation time started over exactly 4 days ago.  So… it’s time to plan how to use it! We’re planning a trip to Milwaukee late spring/ summer time since it’s only a 4.5 hour drive. I thought I’d share some cool info in case you’re planning a trip too! Milwaukee Public Museum is FREE the first Thursday of every month thanks to Kohls.  Click here for their website. January 7 February 4 March 3 April 17 May 5 June 2 July 7 August 4 September 1 October 6 November 3 December 1 free for moms on Mother’s Day free for dads on Father’s Day free for Grandparents on Grandparent’s Day free for Veterans on Memorial and Veteran’s day   2.  Milwaukee Zoo – Free days during the “off” seasion:  click here for website January 3 February 7 March 7 October 10 November 7 December 5 There seem to be lots of great places to visit and my list is long but I wanted to share those two locations so you can take advantage of free admission days if you’re in the area!  Watch for posts later this year with photos and details of all the places we visit!    

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