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Hard Rock Cafe’s Food and Drinks

Hard Rock Cafe

I few weeks ago I had the opportunity to try out Hard Rock Cafe's new food and drink menu at the Mall of America. The only thing I can say is, wow. Hubby, I, and fellow bloggers were treated to an 8 course dinner. Yes, eight courses! Talk about trying nearly everything on the menu...I think I'm still full (and a bit tipsy as everything on the menu also has an alcoholic beverage that pairs with it)! Our dinner started out with appetizers--Spinach Artichoke Dip, Tupelo Chicken Tenders, and Balsamic Tomato Bruschetta along with Magical Mystery Mojitos (so refreshing!). While the dip was good, hubby liked the chicken tenders and I liked the bruschetta. There was definitely something different about this bruschetta than most that I've had. Next came an Air Mexico starter with three signature mini margaritas and a personal portion of chips and salsa. Cucumber margarita was my favorite, mango was Hubby's favorite. Grilled Chicken Arugula Salad started our main meal. Lemon … [Read more...]

Hot Ice Experiment

hot ice experiment

You know we love science activities here on Toys In The Dryer. We especially love ones that use things we normally keep on hand in our house or kitchen. This hot ice experiment is one you can do if you have a little time as I guarantee you have the ingredients in your kitchen! You'll need: 1 liter of distilled white vinegar 4 tablespoons of baking soda a large sauce pan a bowl with a lid or a bowl with plastic wrap Does this experiment sound an awful lot like a volcano experiment? It sure does, but in my opinion, the hot ice experiment is MUCH cooler. I must give you fair warning before I give you the directions for hot ice: You'll need time for this experiment as it takes a minimum of 2 hours to set up. You'll also need to be prepared for your house to smell like vinegar as you boil it. In fact, Hubby came home from work, took one whiff of the house and asked Nutty if we were doing science experiments that day! 1) Mix the vinegar and baking soda in your … [Read more...]

Bed Wetting is More Common Than You Think! #ConquerBedWetting

Pampers UnderJams Bed wettig

*This post is sponsored by Acorn, an Influence Company 15% of children still wet the bed at age 5 5% of children still wet the bed at age 10. A few weeks ago I wrote a post about why I did not potty train my girls. In that post I talked strongly about the fact that you can not night train your children. Your child’s ability to stay dry through the night is solely based on physical development and their subconscious ability to hold their bladder while sleeping. You can't teach that. While I admit, both my girls stayed dry at night before they stayed dry during the day, we still had one or two bed wetting accidents per girl. Nutty was more mortified by it than Tottie was. A lot of my friends have had their kids continue to wet the bed long after they were potty trained during the day. Bed wetting (even in children up to age 10) is more common than people realize (or talk about). Again, I'll remind you that night-time dryness is NOT something you can teach. It is also not … [Read more...]

9 Spring Activities For Kids

spring activities for kids

We're still getting some snow showers in Minnesota but it isn't sticking around. The daytime highs have been reaching at least 50 degrees. The grass is starting to green and the trees are budding. What does that mean? It's SPRING!! Today I bring you 9 must do spring activities for kids. 1) Cloud Watching Spring is the perfect time to watch the clouds as the weather is usually unstable which means more clouds in the sky. Get educational with your kids and predict the weather based on what clouds you see. 2) Begin a garden It's still too cold to plant outside for us right now but it's not too cold to start plants inside. It's fun to start your garden from seeds! 3) Fly a kite Spring makes great kite flying weather as it's usually a bit windy due to the weather changes. Make your own kite or buy a fun one from the store. 4) Family Bike Ride You've been cooped up all winter. It's time to get outside, enjoy the sun, and get some exercise! 5) Find a bird's nest Don't disturb the … [Read more...]

Disney On Ice Presents Frozen Recap #DisneyOnIceInsider

Disney On Ice Frozen

I received something of value from Feld Entertainment as part of their Insider Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Last evening my family and I had the chance to attend opening night (Minneapolis) of Disney On Ice Frozen. Let me tell you, it did NOT disappoint! We've seen two other Disney On Ice shows but as my husband said, "Frozen is the best Disney On Ice show we've seen by far!" It was a bit hard to get photos because the lighting was so dramatic and everything was moving. What I have does NOT do the show justice. It's definitely worth going to see in real life if you have the chance. Before I go on and on about the good things, I do have three things to warn you about: 1) The show starts with a brief introduction by Mickey, Mini, Goofy, and Donald Duck, and is then followed by the Disney Princesses and other popular Disney characters. This confused my girls as they thought they were not going to … [Read more...]

Free Easter Activity Printable

In my new fashion of creating a printable for every holiday, I have now created a free Easter activity printable. Similar to my Thanksgiving and Christmasprintables, this Easter one is meant to help keep the kids busy while they wait for the food to be put on the table or for activities to start. Click anywhere above to download and print. Beware: The “find the difference” is a bit hard! … [Read more...]

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