Archives for December 2012

“Noon” Year’s Eve & New Year’s Eve Events

Noon Countdowns Bubble Bash 2012 with the DuPage Children’s Museum, Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Avenue, Naperville 10:30 am-Noon $10/member, $15/non-member (plus $2/ticket box office charge) Live performances by Jeanie B. and the Jellybeans and Geoff Akins the Bubble Wonder Man, countdown at noon. Itsy Bitsy New Year’s Eve Countdown, […]

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I Caught Santa!

Imagine the look of wonder and surprise when a child receives a photo of Santa and Rudolph caught in the act in his or her very own home. iCaughtSanta.com is a unique website that helps visitors create those memorable keepsake photos. In three simple steps anyone can upload a holiday photo, add Santa Claus or Rudolph and […]

Moment of Silence for Sandy Hook Victims

Highlights from the 2012 Chicago Toy & Game Fair

Last month we attended the Chicago Toy & Game Fair and had the opportunity to learn about lots of fun new toys and games. Here are a few of our favorite new (and some not-so-new) discoveries: Buster Balloon Recommended for ages 8+, but my 3 & 5-year-old love it! This is a fun game for […]

Give the Gift of Rockin’ Disney Memories – Disney On Ice Rockin’ Ever After

Give the Gift of ROCKIN’ Memories! Looking for one more special gift but don’t have time for shopping? Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After is coming to the Chicagoland area, playing Allstate Arena Jan. 23 – 27 and United Center Jan. 31 – Feb. 10.  Tickets make great gifts that provide a memorable experience for the […]

Little Passports Review and Giveaway

As much as we travel and explore, we haven’t been able to take the kids out of the country yet. In fact, we’ve only made it out of the state a couple times. I’d love for my kids to learn about new places though, and Little Passports is a great way to do that. Little […]

Imagine Toys Super Moose Game Review

Imagine Toys Super Moose Game Review My kids love to play games, but at 3 and 5 they seem to be a bit young for most games, even the ones that are supposed to be for kids their age. Super Moose arrived from Imagine Toys recently and it looked really cute, but I had my […]

Dr. Seuss Book Club – 5 Books for only $5.95

I love Dr. Seuss! Looking to expand your child’s library of books? This is a great deal on Dr. Seuss books. You get 5 books for only $5.95 with free shipping! Order fast and you’ll also get a 2013 Dr. Seuss calendar (while supplies last). You’ll also have an opportunity to order an additional two […]

Chicago Area Christmas Events 2012

Christmas time is one of my favorite times of the year! I love all the fun activities, the shopping, the excitement, and the good cheer. Here are some fun events coming up or going on right now to celebrate the holiday season. As always, it’s a good idea to call or check the website to […]

Family Night with Ice Age 3 and Stouffer’s

The holidays are a stressful time. Add to that the fact that I’m expecting a new baby in less than four weeks and my oldest was sick and stuck in the house for a couple days, and everyone in the family has been a little on edge. So yesterday I took the boys to Wal-Mart […]

Printcopia Canvas Prints Review and Giveaway

I’m a sucker for pictures – I can’t stop taking them and I love having pictures hanging all over our house. I also think they make a great gift for the holidays for family and friends. We have framed pictures all over, but I love canvas prints even more. I had the chance to try […]

Chicago Area Santa Guide

Less than a month until Christmas! It’s about time for kids to visit Santa and tell him what they want, and for you to get those annual photos with the big guy. Find the perfect place to meet up with Santa on this list. Unless otherwise indicated, visiting with Santa is free and he will […]

Minted Holiday Cards Giveaway

Minted Holiday Cards Giveaway It’s holiday card time! I just discovered Minted and I’m excited to tell you about it. Minted offers cards for every occasion, stationery, journals, calendars, and much more. Something that I love about Minted is that they use designs from independent graphic designers from around the world, allowing these independent designers the […]

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical – website Location: Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago Phone: 773-935-6100 Dates and times: Through January 6, 2013. Dates and times vary – see the online schedule for details. There are shows on weekdays and weekends at 10:15 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm. Admission: Tickets are […]

The Happy Trunk – Creative Fun Delivered To Your Kids

Have you heard of The Happy Trunk? My kids love creative projects so I’m excited about this idea, and I think it would make a great Christmas gift! I’ve been asked to share the information below and the special offer – you can receive 50% off The Happy Trunk now! Special delivery! Mail carriers be warned, […]

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