Archive | December, 2015

BEST of 2015

2015 has been such a fabulous year, filled with fun road trips, delicious food, and awesome experiences! It has been such a joy & delight sharing all our excursions…. Here are the top 10 of 2015:  (click on post titles to be redirected) 1. Falling in Love with Loveland: Castle in OHIO!   2. Wauseon: An […]

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Toledo’s Winter Break Survival Guide! (10 Fun & Mostly FREE Activities!!)

I will be honest, when I heard the kiddos break started on Friday Dec. 18th I got my calendar out and counted how many days until school resumed, in case your wondering, 17 days including weekends, 17!! Don’t get me wrong, I love spending time with my kiddos but 17 days without a routine, scary! […]

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Moment that defines an Experienced Mom vs. A New Mom

What a day! We (my preschooler & I) have been running errands all day, Costco, candy & mints shop for teachers’ gifts, etc. with a few brief pauses in-between for lunch, and to pick up kiddos from school. With Christmas only 10 days away we have a lot of people and gifts to still cross […]

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Facebook killed the Christmas card

The following message has been circulating on Facebook: If you would like to exchange Christmas cards send me a PM with your address. I must admit, that message rubs me the wrong way. What happened to the good old days when you would eagerly open that mailbox and wonder will there be Christmas cards today, […]

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Harlem Globetrotters TICKET GIVEAWAY!!

Looking for that perfect gift of experience to give this Christmas?  One that doesn’t require your child/grandchild having to wait until spring break (sure a trip sounds like fun but in their eyes spring break is decades away!!)!?  This one delivers a quick turnaround and is something the entire family will enjoy (kids and kids […]

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Second BEST gift to give!! (ALL my readers get 50% off!)

As most of y’all know I believe the best gift you can give are the gifts of experiences (memberships, tickets to a show, a class, gift card to a local hot spot) and the second best, gifts that commemorate those experiences. That is why every year we create fun photo books and calendars to give […]

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Toledo Museum of Art FINALLY has an exhibition for the guys!!

“Finally, something for the guys, I was getting sick of the ballerinas!” (I believe he was referring to Degas & the Dance exhibition, lol!), exclaimed my 8 year old son as we perused the latest exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art, The Rise of Sneaker Culture!   Sneakers have long been loved as a […]

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Vlog!! Video Bloggin it today, baby!!

Video blogging it today! Because, why read when you can watch? (I might need to work on that tagline but you get the gist). I will add links to items in the comments. Also, please feel free to add to the list, what is one thing you would suggest ALL moms get for Christmas?  

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Perfect Alternative to Elf on the Shelf?

As many of you know I sent the Elf on the Shelf packing last year. My reasons were many, click here to read more. Though, I must admit, it did feel like something was missing last year.  I missed the added enthusiasm the children displayed; their eager eyes every morning, and that extra dose of […]

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