Monster Jam® is blasting into2016 with a new 10-city arena based, points-paying Monster Jam endurance showcase, featuring the biggest and best lineup of Monster Jam trucks highlighted by more of what the fans want to see…more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies, more trucks, more action…#MoreMonsterJam!. These select markets will also be treated to new competition vehicles such as extreme Monster Jam Speedsters and Monster Jam ATVs as they rip through the arenas during combative racing action. Headlining the tour will be eight of the best Monster Jam trucks and eight of the fiercest athletes competing against one another and against each Monster Jam branded trio of vehicles, to earn valuable points during each new event discipline. And guess what, TOLEDO is one of the lucky cities!!!
Looking for that perfectgift 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 at heart). Tickets to see the world famous Harlem Globetrotters!!!
The Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will bring their unrivaled family show to Toledo’s Huntington Center Dec. 27th @ 3pm!! This show promises incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy & unequaled on-court fan interaction!
And you won’t want to miss the pre-show event! BE sure to get your MAGIC PASS for the pre-show 1:30-2pm. You can actually spend time on the court with the Globetrotters, shooting, trying ball tricks, and photo opportunities!!!
I for one know my son is going to lose his mind when he receives this gift (FYI: looking to have something for your kiddos to open along with the tickets? I am contemplating sneakers and/or a basketball).
Show Date & Time
December 27th at 3pm
Ticket Info & Discount
Click on the link below to print off ticket form……
My son was beyond excited when I shared this post with him! And if your child is anything like mine, or perhaps you are a huge LEGO fan or someone you know (in which case you will want to share it with them! They will thank you) then this is for you!
Lego fans wait no more! LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League is here along with an awesome Bizarro name-generator app and exclusive Digital Trading Cards.
Batman has joined the newly formed Justice League in order to keep tabs on Superman, a mistrust that is complicated by Superman’s clumsy – but well-meaning – clone, Bizarro. Bizarro’s creation of the Bizarro League has caused confusion amongst the world’s greatest Super Heroes, but an even greater and mysterious threat may force the Justice League and Bizarro League to band together to defeat evil.
Now here comes the fun part!The LEGO Bizarro Name Generator App:
How it works….
Simply click on the image above then type in your name to reveal your Bizarro alter-ego – Mine is Kat-Mega-Zarro-Blaster!! Hehe! FYI-If you don’t like your name, press the refresh button or try again! Share the fun! Share your name from the app on Twitter & Facebook have your friends try it out and see what name they got! Who do you share an alter-ego with?
When I presented this next feature to my son he let out a lot of ooh & ahhs…exclusive digital trading card package!! Simply click on the image below to download your package now!
3-Reply with a comment expressing what your alter-ego name is
Winner will be randomly selected Feb. 28th @ 11:59pm
Each household is only eligible to win LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack) Blu-ray via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
Oh how I have been longing for a cozy day!! Life has been a little crazy, as I am sure most of your can relate…we had school concerts & carols, cookie exchange, decorations & gifts to be purchased, news segment opportunities, Christmas parties & gatherings, touching volunteering experiences, etc. on top of all the everyday obligations & responsibilities. What helped me get through some of those events, especially those long days when I was running low on patience, was the thought of a relaxing and cozy day!! So here it is….I am finally experiencing that cozy day!! My inspiration for sharing my must-haves for this cozy day, Parachute Home, a newer company that specializes in providing the finest quality bedding at an affordable price. After checking out some of their cozy items I wanted to share mine as well!”
My must-haves is a symphony for the senses that help to comfort the body and warm the heart & soul. They include…
My favorite Pandora channel this time of year, Ray Charles Christmas, quietly playing in the background. The Christmas tree lights are on and the scent of cinnamon lingers in the room from the scented pinecones on the mantel.
The scent of cinnamon is only interrupted by the amazing aroma of Starbuck’s Christmas brew coffee warming my hands in my favorite coffee mug!
Christmas cards displayed on the wall of all the amazing people in our lives, all the friends and families….it warm my heart for they are our true blessings and gifts!
And the final and most important component of this symphony for the senses, that truly makes this cozy day is the view; my soul is overjoyed by the view from my couch.
My gift to you this Christmas is that you may experience a similar cozy day! And to help you in the process I am giving away a $25 gift card to Starbucks to one follower.
5-Reply with ONE comment saying you completed 1-4 and share a must-have for a cozy day.
Winner will be randomly selected Dec. 29th @ 11:59pm, winner will be posted to Facebook page. If winner doesn’t come forward and personal message address in a 24 hour period a new winner will be randomly selected.
T’was the day before Thanksgiving and all through our house the children could be heard, it was as if we told them we were off to see the infamous mouse! Truth be told, mom and dad were pretty excited as well and slightly nervous, we were going to be cooking our first gobble gobble, I mean turkey.
As tradition would have the family started off in the kitchen. I prepared the stuffing with my little helper while my hubby peeled the potatoes. Then they were off to pick up our daughter from school and purchase a Roaster, light bulbs, and cream for the coffee (those random but necessary last-minute purchases). While he was gone I continued with preparing the stuffing, mashed potatoes, carrot and parsnip ginger puree, and slicing the sweet potatoes into sticks (the kiddos love sweet potato stick and they are a healthier option than the casserole).
Once home the kiddos helped my hubby clean out the fireplace, bring in some wood, and make a fire. Then the kiddo’s made name placing for our guests, tidied their rooms, and then the excitement slowly turned into annoying each other. It was time to introduce technology to our thanksgiving preparations. They each took turns playing on sproutonline.com and using the iPhone app, Gube.
Gube is an iPhone app that provides parents with a catalog of pre-screened, moderated, and safe yet fun YouTube videos for toddlers through grade-school age. Kids can search for and add videos to their favorites list, or browse the wide selection and find new favorites. For the younger tots, videos can be set to repeat, or a list of videos can be looped.
The app is really handy when your child needs some discreet entertainment while you finish a task, like a thanksgiving feast, or simply run an errand. Also perfect for car rides and finishing a meal out. Many of the videos are educational songs, and some of them are just fun and even enjoyable for parents too! Parents- It’s on sale for just $0.99 through Tuesday, November 29th. Find Gube in the app store, or like them on Facebook to keep up on the latest deals and even post your favorite videos you’d like to see in Gube.
Thank-gube-ness for technology! I was able to finish setting the table while they played games, sang songs, and watched videos. Then it was off to bed, and while visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads mine was a whirlwind of Thanksgiving turkey cooking conundrums.
I awoke to my daughter repeating, “mom, mom, mom, I’m hungry….mom, mom, mom I am hungry”. While the cat lay on my head poking my cheek with her paw and the dog continually nudged my arm. Who needs an alarm clock; obviously, it was six o’clock, on the nose. When the baby adds her cry to the mix it is 6:30am and when my son does his moaning walking to the bathroom it is 6:45am.
So I rolled out of bed, made coffee, fed all the living things in my home, changed the baby, and procrastinated. I was still a little nervous about the turkey. Why? I had no idea. I finally Momuped! I got the turkey out and stared at it for a few minutes actually thinking about the life it lead, all-be-it-short, but a life no less. I quietly thanked it for giving its life, not exactly its choice, but still I appreciated the sacrifice and I said a quick prayer. Then it was on with the show!
After consulting many of my mommy friends and my own mom we collated all the suggestions and advice and decided to prepare our turkey by infusing thyme into butter and rubbing it under the skin directly onto the meat, we place thyme and orange slices into the turkey and cooked it in a Roasting pan upside-down. We were going for taste, not presentation. I am happy to announce that everyone’s advice, recommendations, and prayers paid off, the turkey tasted amazing and we received so many compliments. Thank you to all who contributed to our turkey preparations.
Our First Thanksgiving in our home, and possibly our last, was beautiful. Our house is on the market so it seemed rather appropriate that after living here for nearly 8 years that we host Thanksgiving at least once in our first house together. Thanksgiving was so wonderful that it almost had contemplating not moving. Granted we never registered for fine China so our table was not perfectly set but it was genuine, it contained a few family heirlooms, and dishes passed down to my hubby and I when we were first married (you know the ones you hope to misplace but I am glad we did not). The table told a story of us, of each of our family’s history, our first thanksgiving together as husband and wife, and our present family of five with Sippy cups, cutouts of little hands shaped like turkeys, and two adorable kiddos with headdresses. Yes, it was genuine.
The atmosphere was a symphony for the senses. A Steve Tyrell’s CD played in the background, we had a warm and beautiful fire in the fireplace, the aromas coming from the kitchen were mouth-watering, and the food was a rainbow of colors that delighted the palette.
Our first Thanksgiving has come and gone and I realize we can never have another “first” again but I am grateful for the memories. There was never a mommy meltdown, I relinquished the control (it was difficult but I did it) I think I came to realized the true value of the day, while the food is important, it is not the main reason for the gathering, it truly is about the people. If the turkey had not turned out or the dog had gotten to the stuffing first it would not have mattered, we would have made do. We can substitute a main dish or a side dish but we can not substitute the people.
I am Thankful for the people in my life. I am thankful for…..my family, my children, my sister, brother, mother, father, hubby, in-laws, and their health, my health, for the fact that my hubby has his job and that we our fortunate enough to live in the same city as our parents so that our children can have a relationship with their grandparents. I am thankful for….my grandfather, my many uncles (my mother has six brothers) and aunts and pray that their health continues. I am thankful for…my cousins and the fact that technology (facebook) allows us to stay in touch. I am thankful for…the wonderful friends God has put in my life, and the support system they provide. I am thankful for….you. Thank you for taking a moment out of your hectic schedule to see what is going on in this mommy’s on the go life here in Holy Toledo and thank you for contributing your thoughts, suggestions, and advice, it means a lot to me.
I hope you had a safe and Happy Thanksgiving with Family and Friends.