Monday, September 21, 2015

Hotel Translvania 2- Opening September 25, 2015!

It's my favorite time of year-Halloween and fall which means great new movies and everything "scary". At our house we love all things Halloween and one of my daughter's favorite movies is Hotel Transylvania-she has actually dressed our dog up as Wayne Warewolf every year! 

I am so excited to see the second movie as it is a favorite in our house-here is a bit more of what to expect:

About the Movie: 
Drac’s pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania... Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood – and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania – things are going to get batty!

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 has been rated PG by the MPAA for the following reasons: SOME SCARY IMAGES, ACTION AND RUDE HUMOR.

Staring: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade
Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky

 Do you love the movie as much as we do? One lucky reader will receive the following-

 - 1 Cape, 1 Stationary Set, 1 Vampire Fangs, 1 Blobby Putty and 1 Activity Book

Enter below telling me your favorite things about Halloween/Fall!

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Cedar Point

Summer is in full swing-have you visited Cedar Point? 

We will be visiting the last week of July-be on the lookout for  a follow up on our great adventure!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Door County Brewing Compnay

Looking for a fun family afternoon? We decided to go to the Door County Brewing Company which was one of the highlights of the afternoon. It is a family friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy a few drinks and your children can munch on snacks and enjoy their very own root beer. 

The brewery actually wants you to bring in snacks to enjoy with your beverages-what an amazing unique experience! While we were there we saw families enjoying board games, babies crawling on the stage, and groups of adults enjoying a lazy afternoon. We also had a chance to sample a wide variety of flavors. 

My personal favorite was it had a light after taste and was not overwhelming. We also had a chance to try a few of the darker beers. I should begin my saying I am not a dark beer fan but there was something different about the Polka Ring. It was smoother and lighter than American porter and actually targets those of us that don't care for darker beer. Overall the winner was Little Sister-we liked it so much we ended up with a growler.  Little Sister was the second beer for the brewery.
Door County Brewing Company is a home body brewery that actually brews downstairs! We had a chance to see the great facility: 

One our tour we learned that all the names come from door county and they strive to get all key ingredients from the peninsula. Next year the brewery plans to get all the lavender for the "little sister" locally.  The company is also planning to rent space in 2017 to bring all operations to Door County. I highly recommend visiting on a Friday/Saturday as they have live music and a great atmosphere.  The company is family owned and it really shows! 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wilson's Restuarant & Ice Cream Parlor- Door County

Let's move to food on the peninsula- Wilson's is a must do in my opinion! It has that old time feel with great food and service.  The restaurant has been in the heart of Ephraim since 1906.  The pride and love of the restaurant really oozes through on all levels-from the enthusiastic welcome to the welcoming wait staff.

My daughter loved that it was right across from the park with easy access to the water and boat rentals. My favorite was the one of a kind rootbeer. Wilson's makes their own recipe and it is the perfect balance. I am not a huge soda drinker and I found it just right without to much carbination or overwhelmingly sweet. It also came in a perfectly chilled glass then kept my drink cool the entire meal.

 For our meals we had a blt and hamburger-both were cooked to order and came out perfectly! The blt was cooked to perfection with the just the right amount of crunch. I liked that I had a variety of sides including chips and coleslaw. The coleslaw was beyond fresh and creamy-perfect for a summer day.

 My daughter loved her meal and that she had choices other than fries.

 We ended our meal of course with dessert. The ice cream was so cool and fresh on the palate it was a perfect end to a great meal. It was also very creamy and the sundae was made with love. I always love when ice cream dishes are brought clean especially to children! 

 My husband who is not a huge ice cream fan found the flavors perfectly mixed with a cool refreshing after taste. We enjoyed each portion of the meal and it was very affordable. Whether you are stopping in for an entire meal or a scoop of ice cream you will not be disappointed! 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Door County Kayak Tours

Wisconsin would not be complete without an outdoor adventure. We decided to go kayaking with  Door County Kayak Tours.  The company offers so many great tours including a cave tour, bluff tour, wetlands tour, shipwreck tour, sunset tour, and private tours. We decided to go for the cave tour but
the weather was not cooperative during our stay. They do their best to go out when conditions are safe but our amazing guide decided it best to take us up a river and out on a lake. 

 The pre-instruction was spot on and really helped those of us who have never kayaked in our lives. My daughter had a blast going through “lily pad village” leading up to the lake and we had a chance to see some ducks enjoying the sunshine.  My favorite was that the guide will also takes photos of you on the tour which was a huge plus-no need to take your phone and possibly drop it in the lake! The tour was the perfect size group of many different talents. We were by far the least experienced and never felt left behind or like we were not included in the experience. Our guide was also easily acceptable whenever you were in trouble or paddling the wrong direction. As a bonus she also gave us a quick tour on our way to the lake and took us to the caves even though we were not able to go through. Overall a great first kayaking experience to bring out a little bit of outdoor adventure. 
You can book online here or call to schedule.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Door County- Chicago Fireboat

The Chicago Fire boat is one of the must do boat tours on the island. The atmosphere is so fun and relaxed I recommend the tour for anyone with children or just looking for an entertaining tour. We began with a quick introduction of the area and then went under the bridge-this was the start to a wonderful almost two hour tour! 

 The boat also has a restroom and  is full of great snacks and drinks including adult beverages. We enjoyed mimosa's while watching the seagulls float on the buoys. 

We loved all the great surprises including a chance to spray the working firehouse! My daughter loved that she could be a pretend firefighter and help just like the boat did in the past. 

After her grand adventure we also had a visit by the fire dog-so much fun! I don't think there was a dull moment on the truly stay entertained while enjoying all of the sights.

 The boat also of course took us past the lighthouse which was a gorgeous view. I don't think we had as much fun or saw our daughter laugh as much as she did on the “cruise”. 
The crowd size was perfect on our afternoon adventure.  The boat is the perfect size to have a perfect spot no matter if you pick the benches up front or the tables in the back. You can get tickets here or call to schedule a cruise. This was by far our favorite family outing while in Door County!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

And we are off on our next adventure...

It's summer time which means it is time for us to travel and explore more of our great country! Next of the list is Door County, Wisconsin.

We are very excited to sample local cuisine and just relax by the lake-stay tuned for highlights from some of our favorite places!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Guess who is chugging into town....your very useful engine Thomas the Tank Engine!

It is my favorite time of year-Thomas the Tank is coming back to town! We have taken my daughter every year since her first birthday and I can tell you this is a must do for any Thomas fan! 
So what is Day out with Thomas? It is a great train ride (approximately 30 minutes-perfect for every age not super long or super short) pulled by Thomas himself! At the end of the ride you have a chance to get your photo with Thomas (see above). You also get to meet Sir Tompham Hat and participate in a ton of great activities. My daughter's favorite part is the temporary tattoos (they even had Rosie last year!) and the bounce houses.  Other events include crafts, train tables, coloring sheets, storytelling, and video/live music. 

Day out with Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015 will be coming to Boston Mills (7100 Riverview Road, Peninsula OH 44264) May 16th, 17th, 22-24th 2015.  Train rides begin at 9:30 am (activities open at 8:30) and run every hour until 4:30 (activities close at 6pm).  You can get your tickets online at  or WWW.CVSR.COM or by calling  calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting  or WWW.CVSR.COM.  Ticket prices are $18-22 plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply). 

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Looking forward to another great train ride-be sure to watch on instagram for updated photos!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Wild Kratts Live are coming to town!

We are a little less than a week away from Wild Kratts Live! 

We are so excited to see Chris & Martin save the day and learn about so many animals. Who is your favorite villain on Wild Kratts?

Check here to see when they will be coming to a town near you!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend?

Have you  heard Disney on Ice is in town this weekend! Disney on Ice: Passport to Adventure will be at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum from Thursday, March 26th through Sunday, March 29th. Showtimes are Thursday and Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 11am, 3pm and 7pm and Sunday at 1pm and 5pm. You can find more information on the show's Visit Fort Wayne page.

So what is the show like? You will travel with Minnie, Mickey, Goofy, Daisy and Donald around the world to see some of your favorite characters. We got to see some great adventures including The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan and Lilo & Stitch!

There really was something for everyone-our favorite was Peter Pan. I really thought the show did a great job capturing each story and holding the attention of all the princesses and princes in the audience. The entire show held you captive whether it was Peter Pan flying through the air or tic toc croc catching captain hook. Each year I love attending with my daughter-we only get so many years to let them be little and her face as she watches all the ice skaters is priceless. Get your tickets now and create life long memories.
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Disney on Ice-Passport to Adventure coming to Fort Wayne, IN!

It's my favorite time of year-Disney on Ice is coming to town! This year our theme is Passport to Adventure and you know who I am most excited to see....
That is right Tinker Bell will be there! We are so excited to see all the great characters-here is a bit more about the show:

Embark on the ultimate sightseeing vacation with all your favorite Disney characters in Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald, Goofy and Daisy on a journey to the magical worlds of Disney’s The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan and Lilo & Stitch. You and your family will explore the African Pride Lands with Simba, Timon and Pumbaa; voyage deep under the sea to Ariel’s mystical underwater kingdom; tour London with Peter Pan and Wendy before flying to Never Land to join Tinker Bell; and travel to Hawaii to visit Lilo and Stitch. Upbeat music, lovable characters and exciting destinations make Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure a vacation your family will never forget.

You can get your tickets here!
Hope to see you at the show!

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.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Spring Fashionista March 12-20

The Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event is hosted by The Chief Blonde at Still Blonde After All These Years  and Katy from  ModlyChic.  All Fashion! Only FASHION event! Largest Fashion Giveaway event on the internet with $26,000+ in prizes, 100+ participating blogs and 3/4 million entries. Each individual blog has a minimum of $125 prize!
The Spring Fashionista Events 2015 Grand Prize is $500 PayPal (worldwide where allowed by law).  For every giveaway in the Spring Fashionista Event that you enter, you gain one entry toward the Spring Fashionista Grand Prize. 1 Grand Prize winner will receive $500 PayPal cash. 1 first prize winner will receive $300 gift certificate to Monroe and Main. Isn’t that stunning?

 Enter below to win our fabulous prize pack including the following:
1. A lego friends hair bow from Handmade Hairbows by Marsha 

2. A Princess Pet Hairbow and Zipper Fob by Birch Baby 

3. A beautiful pearl necklace and ballerina clips by Lily Rayne Boutique 

4. $100 meijer gift card to buy the must have spring fashions!
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Monday, February 9, 2015

Looking for something fun to do in Fort Wayne this weekend?

Had to share-Science Central is hosting a murder mystery event this Friday! If you pre-registrar you get two free tickets. Sounds like a great time!

Have an event in your area you would like feature-send me an email!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Home Made Lego Table!

Have you ever stepped on a Lego? It feels like a million tiny swords hitting your foot all at once! My daughter had a "storage" person for her legos but they always seemed to be dumped all over the floor while she searched for the perfect color. So I came up with a great solution-both cheaper than your average Lego table and easy for her to keep organized.
I found these 6 drawer storage units at target and they have wheels which is an added bonus. We ended up sorting legos by color, 1 drawer for instructions, and one for people/accessories.

Supply List:
2 storage carts with wheels
1 lid to a long storage tote
3 lego board pieces 

Step 1. We put the wheels on the cart

Step 2. We put the lid on top of the two carts-it had a nice lip that caught and gave it the "nailed down feeling"

Step 3. I glued 3 lego panels on the top- this was the priciest step. Each piece was 7.99 may be cheaper online but we found at target and wanted things done in one weekend

The results:

All pieces have stayed in the drawer and our feet are safe!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Valentine's Day is right around the corner!

In honor of the upcoming holiday I have decided to compile some of my favorite valentine's for school age children. It is something a bit different and fun!

My favorite is the tic tac toe-such cute ideas! I think we will do something candy free though with so many allergies these days. Looking forward to hearing about your favorite Valentine's!