Archives for June 2013

Fourth of July Parades & Fireworks – 2013

Independence Day is approaching and Chicago and many suburbs are preparing for celebrations. In addition to parades and firework displays I’ve listed many have other festivities such as live music, a carnival, or other entertainment the same day (& some even for a couple days) so click the link to see all the details. Before […]

Fresher, Faster, & Cheaper Food with Zaycon Foods

  Disclosure: I am receiving complimentary products in exchange for this post. As you all know, I’m on the run a lot. I like to shop in bulk so I don’t waste a lot of time making tons of trips to the grocery store. I also like to buy fresh food and save money. That’s […]

Language Stars

  I took 2 years of Spanish in high school. I took the same 2 years of Spanish again in college. I know a few basic Spanish words and that’s about it. I had two things working against me in learning a foreign language: I was 15 when I started classes and I attempted to […]

Fresh Produce Brings Me Back to Me

It’s been 5 months since I had baby Campbell. (Oh, I can’t resist… if you want to read about his very unexpected entry into the world you can read about it here.) I’ve lost the baby weight, although I could stand to lose a bit more too. That’s an ongoing battle. I spent about 8 […]

Dirty Girl Mud Run

Dirty Girl Mud Run, the biggest mud run for women, is returning to Chicago at the end of this month. See below for detailed information. You’ll find a promo code for 20% off Chicago registration at the bottom.  When: Saturday, June 29, 2013 + Sunday, June 30, 2013 (rain or shine) First wave of runners: […]

White Sox Nut Allergy Awareness Day

The Chicago White Sox are hosting an “Allergy Awareness Day”. On Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the 3:10 pm games against the Cleveland Indians there will be a reserved seating area that will provide a haven for fans who suffer from severe nut allergies. To provide fans who suffer from severe nut allergies with the […]

Six Flags Great America Discount

Save $20 on a single day ticket to Six Flags Great America when you use this coupon and order tickets online.  

Free Summer Fun – 2013

School is out and it’s up to you to keep the kids entertained. It can be expensive going on family outings, but there are plenty of ways to have fun for free this summer. Have any other suggestions? I’m happy to add them to the list! Baseball Games See the full post of Baseball Clubs […]

Shoreline Sightseeing {and Giveaway}

Website: ShorelineSightseeing.com Locations: Tours depart from Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue. Water Taxis stop at Union Station/Willis (Sears) Tower, N. Michigan Avenue, Navy Pier, and Shedd Aquarium/Museum Campus. Commuter Water Taxis stop at Union Station/Willis (Sears) Tower, Michigan Avenue, and Erie Park. Phone: 312-222-9328 Departures: Departure times vary, but most tours begin around 10 am and […]

Brag on Dad – Now With a Prize!

I’m pleased to announce that The Blue Basket Shop on Etsy has offered to give one lucky dad from our “Brag on Dad” month a Car Play Shirt! This shirt is really cool looking and it’s a way for Dad to relax while the kids play. You can also check out The Blue Basket Blog and […]

Elite Kids in Crystal Lake

  Elite Kids, located in Crystal Lake, IL was designed specifically for children and boasts nearly 10,000 square feet of pure fun and excitement. From now through July 31, 2013, Elite is offering a $10 discount off one class for new customers with this coupon! Elite Kids offer an array of classes. Choose from gymnastics, […]

Legends of Chima 4D Movie at Legoland Discovery Center

Legoland Discovery Center has always been a favorite attraction for us and we’ve been annual pass holders for 2 years now. The kids love Miniland, and the play area, the rides, and just building with Legos, but their favorite thing to do there is see the 4D movies. They were thrilled to find out a […]

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