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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Christmas Experience Gifts


I am all about experience gifts for Christmas. I just, as I’ve said a few dozen times before, don’t think kids need a lot of toys and hate the idea of buying something that gets tossed aside a week after Christmas and never played with again. That’s why we really try to focus on opportunities […]

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My Third Stitch Fix.

My third Stitch Fix arrived Friday afternoon and I was really excited. I waited to open the box until I knew I’d have time to try on every piece and had high hopes after such successful fixes this past summer. You guys, I was bummed. This is my least favorite fix. Here’s what I got: […]

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Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas at the Children’s Theatre


Miss E and I had the pleasure of going to opening night of the Grinch on Friday night at the Children’s Theatre. I’ve seen this show a couple of times at the same theatre but will never tire of the story, the colorful costumes and characters and the songs. It’s catchy and funny and heartwarming […]

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Three Holiday Style Tips for Busy Moms-

It’s the holidays which means family pictures and family functions and work parties and all sorts of stuff you need just the right outfit for. Don’t want to run out to the Gap or spend boatloads at Ann Taylor Loft? Me either. I used to LOVE shopping. Then I had a kid, or three, and […]

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