Seven Years Gone.


How many days ’til Christmas again? H asks as he eats his lunch and Miss E promptly follows up, “well let’s see today is December… what’s the date again, mom?” The thirteenth, I say and watch as she mentally calculates the countdown. “Eleven until Christmas Eve and twelve until Christmas,” she says and H is […]

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The Creative Kidstuff Birthday Party {Miss E is 6!!}

We celebrated Miss E’s 6th birthday party at Creative Kidstuff in the Shops at West End. While you know how I love to throw an at home, all out bash, this year I was really feeling stress and pressure at the idea of an at home party, Christmas decorating, maintaining so many things that I […]

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Macy’s & Make a Wish Granting a Wish in Minneapolis this Friday

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You know I love my Macy’s and I love Make a Wish so I am very excited that I’ll get to take part in watching a wish be granted this Friday morning at Macy’s Ridgedale {and on National Believe Day at that!} Each season, Macy’s donates $1 to Make-A-Wish for every Dear Santa letter dropped […]

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Annie Prescreening Giveaway!


  I have always loved the movie Annie. From the songs to the adorable orphan Annie, it’s a classic movie that everyone loves. We are very excited for the remake to come out on December 19 starring Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx and produced by Jay Z and Will Smith. I’m really excited to go […]

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A Christmas Story at The Ordway: REVIEW


J & I had the opportunity to see A Christmas Story at The Ordway this past Friday night. Everyone’s familiar with A Christmas Story. The popular 80′s movie where Ralphie has to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa to get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. Though they all tell him “you’ll shoot […]

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Cirque du Soleil Giveaway!

  Cirque du Soleil VAREKAI is coming to Target Center December 25-28 and I’ve got a ticket giveaway happening right now. To read more and enter the giveaway, click here. 

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An Evie’s Bags Update


It seems appropriate on the day that Miss E turns six, I’d write an update on her little project. Her little project? Who am I kidding. What a couple weeks it’s been for sweet Miss E and her homeless project. She blew through the goal of 100 bags with just a day or two of […]

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My Grown Up Christmas List


We talk a lot about what to get the kids for Christmas but today I want to talk about what grown ups would want for Christmas. J and I don’t really exchange these days mostly because it seems we have all we need and then some but if I were to make a list here’s […]

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On Race, the Deafening Silence and #Ferguson.

All the world needs is another blog post on #Ferguson. I know. I know. But I am finding the silence deafening. What silence? You ask. Because surely your social media feeds are just as full as mine of articles and links and graphics on one side or the other of this issue. To me, this […]

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Giveaway


The Digital HD version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes out TODAY! To celebrate, Paramount Pictures would like to send one of my readers a TMNT gift pack including everything pictured here:  Be on the lookout for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Van, which will be distributing FREE pizza and also collecting new, unwrapped […]

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