Archives for October 2013

Trick-or-Treating with JOLLY TIME Pop Corn {and Giveaway}

It’s Halloween eve. What are you handing out to trick-or-treaters? Did you buy candy weeks ago or do you wait ’til the last minute? Or buy it weeks ahead of time, eat it, and then buy more at the last minute? I’m more of a last minute shopper. I get a little overwhelmed with candy […]

Fun & Fundraising with The Pasta Shoppe – Review & Giveaway

It’s getting chilly and chilly weather calls for pasta. We recently received a sample package of pasta from the Pasta Shoppe and we’ve been enjoying some great hearty meals. The Pasta Shoppe sells pasta in fun shapes – every kind of theme you can think of from music to pink ribbon to zoo animals. Use […]

Final Day of 2013 – Donley’s Wild West Town

Today is the last day of the 2013 season of Donley’s Wild West Town. Visit between 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Donley’s is celebrating their Fall Festival and they’ll have a Trick-0r-Treat Costume Contest. Each child gets a free pumpkin from the chief and the live show is Halloween themed.  

Last Day for 2013 – Santa’s Village AZoosment Park

Today is the last day of the 2013 season for Santa’s Village AZoosment Park. Harvest Fest is happening now and there will be trick-or-treating throughout the park today so wear a costume! Hours are 11:00 am-6:00 pm.  

Funley’s Stix in the Mud Review

Halloween is coming so it’s time for candy. I was offered samples of Funley’s Stix in the Mud and I was intrigued because they’re all natural and made from whole grains – not something you usually hear about candy. Funley’s Stix in the Mud are: 100% natural Contain NO preservatives Contain NO trans fat Contain NO high […]

Kidz Bop Coming to Chicago October 26

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013 Time: Doors open at 12:00 pm. Show starts at 1:00 pm. Meet & greet at 2:15 pm. Purchase tickets online. Where: House of Blues in Chicago Cost: $20/person + $9.45 fees About: The KIDZ BOP Kids are the face and voice of KIDZ BOP – the #1 kids’ music brand […]

Baby Loves Disco Halloween Party {Giveaway}

Baby Loves Disco is returning to Chicago to celebrate Halloween! Baby Loves Disco is a family dance party and it’s FUN! (We went with Cooper when he was a baby!) Where: Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln When: Saturday, October 19 from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Cost: $15 per walking human or 4 for $55 (non-walkers are free). Buy […]

Chicago Architecture Open House This Weekend {and Giveaway}

The Chicago Architecture Foundation is hosting their 3rd annual Open House on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, 2013. They open the doors to 150+ neat old/historical sites in the city for the public to explore for FREE. Many of these are family-friendly sites, including Berghoff’s Bakery and the model train set at Clarendon Park […]

Ziggle the Day Away with Radio Flyer

Summer is officially gone, but I don’t think anyone told my kids; they’re as energetic and, well… crazy as before and really need to get their wiggles out. I’m thankful we’ve had some nice weather and we got a Ziggle! The Ziggle is a new ride-on toy from Radio Flyer, which moves when your child […]

Santa’s Village AZoosment Park Harvest Fest Giveaway

Harvest Fest is in full swing at Santa’s Village AZoosment Park and runs until October 27. Enter below for a chance to take your family! I’ve got 2 passes to give away and each is good for admission for a family of four. These passes are only good through the end of the 2013 season […]

Spooky Halloween Fun with Tombstone and Nestle

I love making fun food for the kids and Halloween is a great time for it! The other day I we bought some Tombstone pizzas (with special Scary Monsters packaging!) and fun size packages of Nestle candy – Butterfinger, Crunch bars, and Nerds – to make a fun and easy Halloween treat to get us in a […]

Staying Connected with Unlimited Wireless from Walmart Family Mobile

About a month ago I posted Walmart Family Mobile: Best Wireless to Keep Me Connected about signing up with a Walmart Family Mobile unlimited plan in an effort to keep connected with my family and save a little money. I talked about the phone I purchased (a Samsung Galaxy SII) and the plan, which is only $39.88 a […]

Scarecrow Trail at the Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum is celebrating Halloween with the Scarecrow Trail. Here is information they provided: When: Daily through October Where: The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Rt 53, Lisle Admission: Nonmember admission rates to The Morton Arboretum are $12 for adults ages 18-64 ($8 on Wednesday), $11 for seniors ages 65 and over ($7 on Wednesday), $9 for […]

Yummi Pouch Review

I’ve been packing lunches for years now for family outings, but I’m always hesitant to pack things like yogurt, applesauce, and smoothies. I’m cheap so I don’t buy the single-serve packages of them so I have to pack them myself. On the rare occasion that I do pack yogurt or applesauce I have to pack […]

Step Up With UnitedHealthCare for a Chance to Win A FitBit

UnitedHealthcare’s campaign is about stepping up for better healthcare with tools and resources designed to help people meet their health goals ( They’re holding live, free events in Chicago this week through Sunday, October 6. They’ll have a video booth to share a story of how your or someone you know has stepped up to […]

Brick-or-Treat at Legoland Discovery Center

WHAT: A ghoulishly good time is brewing at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago during the month-long Brick-or-Treat Halloween extravaganza. The fang-tastic festivities take place everyday, October 5-31, and are perfect for little ghouls and goblins. Activities include: Trick-or-treat for LEGO® bricks that, when all are collected, create a special Halloween-themed model (free while supplies last) Dare […]

Cre8tive Art Launch Event With Art Mobb & Microsoft Giveaway

This is last minute but sounds like a fun event! (Information & prizes provided by Microsoft) Who: Art Mobb (Mike Farhat & Chris Hoyle) What: Prepare to be dazzled in-store with celebrity artists Art Mobb (Mike Farhat and Chris Hoyle) as they unveil and premier their latest original Plexiglas piece and create their unique style of […]

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