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Princess Wednesdays at Hard Rock MOA

Last Wednesday the girls and I were given the opportunity (thanks to Twin Cities Kids Club) to have lunch with a few characters from Ever After High as part of Princess Wednesdays at Hard Rock MOA. It was a lunch my girls will not soon forget! In partnership with Twin Cities Kids Club and Tiny Divas Princess Party, the Hard Rock Cafe at the Mall of America hosts lunch with princesses on select Wednesdays. Past lunches have included the general Disney princesses, the Frozen sisters, and now the characters from Ever After High. I'd say Princess Wednesdays at Hard Rock MOA are perfect for ages 7 and younger. That being said, my 9 year old was THRILLED to meet Madeline Hatter! She loves the Ever After High books. The only complaint about the lunch that Nutty had was that Apple White didn't show up. Otherwise, despite me thinking she'd get bored, she actually had fun. Tottie, being 6, got really into the games and show. If it weren't for her shyness she would have been … [Read more...]

Then & Now: Kemps State Fair Photo Contest

I received compensation for help in promoting this contest. The Minnesota State Fair, aka The Great Minnesota Get Together, has been part of Minnesota tradition since 1859 (a year after Minnesota was granted statehood). In it's present location since 1885, the Minnesota State Fair now features 320 acres of food and fun; and is the largest state fair in the United States by average daily attendance boasting upwards of 200,00 attendees a day! Just like the state fair, Kemps has also been a Minnesota tradition for generations. From it's beginnings as a small creamery in Southeastern Minnesota in 1914, to operating six manufacturing facilities in Minnesota and Wisconsin with over 1,200 employees, Kemps delights families with their milk, ice cream and milk products. To celebrate special family memories and to create memories that will stick with families for years to come, Kemps has come up with the ‘Then & Now: Kemps State Fair Photo Contest’. Rich in history and the … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss Camp Macy’s June 14th!

I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.Did you know that Macy's is more than just a department store? This Sunday, June 14th, Macy's turns into a place to camp!! No, it's not an overnight camp, but it will be a great day camp! As part of their American Icons campaign, Macy’s is hosting Camp Macy’s with all sorts of family fun and summer activities. Kids can enjoy a camp experience indoors with storytelling, BINGO, crafts that show off your American spirit, refreshments, giveaways, and more! Sounds fun huh? Want to give back while you're at camp? Take photos during your camping experience at Camp Macy's and use the hashtag #AmericanSelfie. Macy's will donate $1 for each #AmericanSelfie up to $250k, to support America’s veterans with Got Your 6. You'll also be entered into a contest run by Macy's - some winners will be selected for an awesome moment in Macy's … [Read more...]

CRAVE’s New Breakfast Menu

A new brunch spot has arrived in Saint Louis Park: Crave in the Shops at West End is now open for breakfast beginning at 8:00 AM on Saturdays and Sundays.  As you may know, I work most weekends so it's hard for me to get out for breakfast. When I was asked to review Crave's new breakfast menu, I had every intention of going. I really wanted to try red velvet pancakes! But life got out of hand and I ended up having my friend Stephanie* go in my place. Here is her review... We don’t normally go out for brunch because my husband makes a pretty solid American style breakfast, but it’s nice to give him a break from the kitchen every now and then.  We arrived by 9:00 AM.  Fortunately, the restaurant was empty that early, so we didn’t need to worry about a wait for a table.  Whether it was because of the holiday weekend or because people still don’t know about it, we practically had the whole place to ourselves.  It was nice because I usually associate “brunch” with “wait an hour for a … [Read more...]

Help Launch Camp Cheesecake

Please note that I was not asked to write this post. In fact, Tami has no clue that I'm doing it. I just feel compelled to help a friend who has given so much to other people... This is Tami, an extremely hard working single mother of 4 plus a few pets. (I stole this photo and a few others from Facebook - I hope she doesn't mind! Tami amazes me with her drive and passion. She has so much weight on her shoulders at times but always sees life with a positive attitude. She's the first to help others out and to donate from her business when needed. This is Muddy Paws Cheesecake, Tami's baby. It's seriously the best cheesecake in Minnesota. I'm not just saying that because Tami is my friend, Muddy Paws actually has awards that say it's the best cheesecake in Minnesota! Over the past 20 years, Tami has grown her business to include over 222 flavors including gluten free and vegan options. FYI, Muddy Paws ships to every state in the continental United States...you know, in case … [Read more...]

MOMS Rock! Expo 2015 Ticket Giveaway #MomsRockExpo

Are you ready for two days of connecting, learning, and shopping? Then you MUST attend the MOMS Rock! Expo, May 2-3 at the Minneapolis Convention Center! Moms Rock! Expo is two amazing days, just for moms, filled with inspiring and informative Keynote Speakers, Real Talk Panels, “We Get Moms” career information sessions and a whole bevvy of demonstrations, tips, ideas and resources to help all moms Live Life Easier & Healthier in the best way possible. If Minnesota is to remain a great place to live, work, and play, we need to celebrate Moms and Support Families! Moms Rock! Expo is two special days (just for moms, women and girls) that will showcase the Best that Minnesota has to offer to help moms Live Life Easier! You can see the keynote speakers above but I'm most excited about Tamera Mowry-Housley! She may be known now for being a host on The Real but I remember her as Tamera from Sister, Sister. EEEK! On a more personal note, my friend, and fellow blogger, Lisa … [Read more...]