Archives for August 2012

The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure – A Movie Unlike Any You’ve Seen Before

The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure – website The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure is now playing in theaters! It’s been quite a while since we got to see this movie so I’m excited to finally be able to write about it. As I discussed in my previous post, my family was invited […]

Oogieloves Webcast and Prize Pack Giveaway

Oogieloves Webcast and Prize Pack Giveaway Earlier this summer my family was invited to a special showing of The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure. While my husband and kids did some activities me and some other blogger moms got to meet the producer of the Oogieloves, Kenn Viselman, for a pre-show discussion about movies […]

Back to School Shopping at The Children’s Place

Back to School Shopping at The Children’s Place My family was invited to The Children’s Place to do some back to school shopping recently. I’ve purchased a few things from The Children’s Place before when the boys were younger, but it’s been a while since I’ve been there. We visited The Children’s Place at Harlem-Irving […]

Amazing Raise 4 Campers Event – Sunday, August 26

Amazing Raise 4 Campers – website This is a community family event to benefit SCOPE-Midwest to help send underserved children to camp. Location: Banner Day Camp Date: Sunday, August 26, 2012 Admission:  $60/person at the door for Inclusive Package – includes lunch, swimming, sports, music and access to: bungee, bumper boats, dune buggies, zip-line, dunk tank, […]

QRt.co Review

Custom QR Codes from QRt.co and Why You Need Them Have you heard of QR codes? Even if you haven’t, you have seen them. You’ll find them on business cards, packaging for different products (including food), and advertising. QR Codes, or Quick Response Codes, are like UPC codes. They are patterns of square dots that […]

Alice in Wonderland Presented by the Emerald City Theatre Company (and Promo Code)

Alice in Wonderland – website Location: The Apollo Theatre, 2540 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago Phone: 773-935-6100 Performances: Runs July 10-December 29. A full performance schedule is available online. Admission: Tickets start at $13 for children and $16 for adults. PROMO CODE – Throughout the month of August, enter the code EATME for a FREE adult ticket to any performance when you purchase […]

Building Blocks Toy Store Flood Sale

15% Off Everything – Monday, August 20-Friday, August 24 Building Blocks Toy Store, a local business with two locations – Lakeview and Wicker Park – recently suffered a tremendous loss from a flood in their Lakeview store on August 4 during a severe rain storm. Would you like to help? Shop the flood sale this […]

My Big Announcement

Well, it’s only about a pound, but it’s a BOY! It’s not exactly a huge secret (especially if you’ve seen me recently – I do not hide it well!), but I haven’t officially announced it yet – I’m pregnant! Just about 21 weeks now. Yep, baby #3 is due right around Christmas and we just […]

Chicago Area Apple Orchard Guide – 2012

  Click here for the 2013 Chicago Area Apple Orchard Guide. Summer is drawing to a close and I’ll admit I’m definitely not a Fall person; I prefer Spring and Summer and I hate to see them go. I do love that it’s apple picking time though! It’s the highlight of Fall for me and […]

Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove – Giveaway!

Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove Giveaway- website Location: Allstate Arena, 6920 North Mannheim Road, Rosemont Dates and times: September 13-16, 2012. Thursday, September 13 – 7:00 Friday, September 14 – 10:30, 7:00 Saturday, September 15 – 11:30, 3:30, 7:00 Sunday, September 16 – 11:30, 3:30, (7:00 Spanish) Ticket prices: $13-$70. Purchase tickets for opening night for only […]

2Toots Train Whistle Grill

2Toots Train Whistle Grill – website *** Note: There are two locations. We visited the Bartlett location so the photos and details about our experience are based on that location. Locations: 203 E. Main Street, Bartlett and 450 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn Phone: Bartlett – 630-213-6700, Glen Ellyn – 630-858-4300 Hours: Monday-Saturday 11:00 am-8:00 […]

Santa’s Village AZoosment Park Ticket Giveaway

Santa’s Village AZoosment Park Ticket Giveaway I have a fantastic giveaway today – a family four-pack of tickets to Santa’s Village AZoosment Park! And the best part is there will be two winners. I’m so excited that two families will have a fun-filled day at Santa’s Village. Read my previous post about Santa’s Village AZoosment […]

Schaumburg Boomers

Schaumburg Boomers – website Location: Boomers Staduim, 1999 S. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg Phone: 847-461-FOWL (3695) Office hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday (hours may vary by season) Schedule: The full schedule can be viewed online. The season starts in mid-May and ends in early September. Admission: Tickets are $7 for lawn seats, $10 for […]

Brick-tastic Birthday Bash at Legoland Discovery Center

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago Celebrates Buddy’s Birthday! You’re Invited to the Brick-tastic Birthday Bash on Aug. 11 LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago is celebrating Buddy’s Birthday on Aug. 11, and everyone’s invited to join the brick-tastic celebration! We’ll be partying it up with goody bags, games and plenty of cake. But that’s not all! Kids who […]

Studio Movie Grill

Studio Movie Grill – website Location: 301 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton Phone: 630-480-9557 Hours: Check the website for movie times. Matinees start as early as 11:00 am. Admission: Weekday matinees are $5, weekend matinees are $8 for adults and $7 for children 10 and under. Evening movies are $9.75 for adults and $6 for children 10 […]

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