Friday, April 28, 2017

Chance to WIN a MN State Park Permit!!!

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Here are the details from the Minnesota DNR website:

When: The #31DaysOfTrees Challenge runs during Arbor Month, May 1–31, 2017.
How to enter: Simply post a photo or video of you enjoying your daily dose of trees on Facebook , Twitter, or Instagram (or all three!) along with the hashtag #31DaysOfTrees and include @MinnesotaDNR when posting to Facebook. Participation will be tracked using hashtag #31DayOfTrees.
Prizes: You may win 1 of 5 State Parks permit and have 10 trees planted in your honor at one of our Minnesota State Forests. The more times you post enjoying your daily dose of trees, the more chances you have to win!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

10 FREE Trees from the National Arbor Day Foundation with Membership

Get 10 Free Trees

Tomorrow is Arbor Day, so why not join the National Arbor Day Foundation (starting at $10) and get 10 free trees! You can get the trees for yourself, have them sent to someone else, have them planted in a rainforest or have them planted in a National Park. Your choice!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Where Did We Go Wednesday? Starbucks for the Unicorn Frappe SOLD OUT!

Yes, we totally bought in to the marketing and had to go try it out. I went on DAY 1 and promised to take the kids after school on DAY 3 (of 5 DAYS). Well, it was sold out. I heard they sold out on DAY 1 at that location. They said that most stores were sold out nationally by DAY 3. I didn't care for the tart sprinkles on top, but other than that I enjoyed the VERY sweet drink.  I only ordered a Tall because I was skeptical and heard it was very sweet. I have a tween that was begging to try it out since she heard about it earlier this week and now a tween that is bummed she never got to try it but says no one in her class had tried it either, so she wasn't really missing out on anything.

I have to say, going there mid day on DAY 3 - which should have been the half way point of their limited time promotion and finding out that we drove to town specifically for this and that it was sold out left a sour taste in my mouth, more sour than those sprinkles. We left without buying anything. Too much hype and now lots of disappointment.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

FREE Build a Flower Pot at Home Depot on May 6th

Your kids can build this cute flower pot at Home Depot (just in time to give on Mother's Day the Sunday afterwards!)

Monday, April 24, 2017

#MermaidYogaFun Yoga Challenge

Here is another challenge I am going to start today. I am intrigued by the title of mermaid yoga challenge. Let's do this. It should be fun.


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This challenge is open to everyone and we invite you to have fun.
If you are new to yoga, we ask that you use props, and make modifications.
You can choose to do the pose of the day or modify it to fit your practice.
Guidelines To Enter:
1) Repost This Flyer and Hashtag #Mermaidyogafun
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3) Tag a couple friends to join
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! I am excited to see that some of my Gardens are growing. Rhubarb is up and it won't be long before I can make my first dessert with that. Raspberry bushes are growing and strawberries are starting to come up and the first asparagus is peeking through. More of that to come. I can't wait to have my first asparagus omelette..

Friday, April 21, 2017

Student Council Treasurer Poster Ideas

Just thought I would share these ideas for posters to make if you are running for student council treasurer. My daughter had worked really hard on these and thought they deserved more recognition.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Straight River Sports Cycling Challenge - 2 clues left!

I already shared these pictures on FB as entries to the Straight River Sports Cycling Challenge. My husband is participating as well and we are hoping that one of us is the winner of a new Trek bike. You had to participate in all 4 weeks to win the bike, but anyone can still participate this week and next week to get 2 entries to win one of 3 bike accessories they also have as prizes. Good Luck!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Where Did We Go Wednesday? Geocaching

What a fun little Hobby we have picked up doing as a family. I first did this with my daughter about five years ago but the sample class wasn't very informative and the app you can download on your phone wasn't as precise in its GPS location as it is now. Sometimes my phone will still get a bit turned around when I am opening and closing the app a lot but I just need to restart my phone and things seem to work itself out. What is the app you ask? Search for c:geo in your app store. It is a free app but you can pay for a premium membership. You are required to sign up at so that you can get coordinates and log them there.

You can automatically log your visit if you are in an area where you have internet connection or you can save your log to upload later when you are online. I am by no means an expert at all considering we have only found just over 20 different caches. This past weekend we had found our first micro cache and our first Earth cache as well as our first multi cache. Normally we have stuck to finding a regular cache which has typically been an ammo box period or we will find a small cache which is about the size of a peanut butter jar, just as a frame of reference.

Some people have gotten very creative with making their own caches. I did end up getting a book on intro to geocaching so that we can look up things as they come up to learn more about what this new hobby is about. Last time we went geocaching as a family we found a travel book. That was pretty exciting and I hope we find another one. I didn't know I could follow the travel bug online and get notifications when it gets moved when I first logged it in but I will do that the next time. You can buy your own set of Ford travel books on Amazon or the geocaching website for about $20.

We haven't quite gotten into making our own caches or buying our own travel bugs yet. Perhaps when we take our summer trip to some national parks we will buy some and bring along with us.

For the most part, so far this hobby has been relatively free. A free app To download and we usually find things around that the kids no longer want to exchange for prizes in the caches. Although after this weekend I went and bought a bunch of bags with a number of toys in them so we have a whole bag to bring along with us. The kids really like finding the caches where they can exchange prizes. It's like a treasure hunt trying to find them and you never know what you might find inside.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

FREE Admission at National Parks THIS WEEK!

Whitefish Lake Boating

This week through April 23rd is National Parks Week!!! So, All Vehicle Admission fees are waived. A great time to go check them out!

Monday, April 17, 2017

FREE Passes to Born in China Movie for TOMORROW NIGHT

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I have been given this information to share with my readers:

You and 3 guests are invited to an Advance Screening of Disney Nature’s BORN IN CHINA on Tuesday 4/18 at 7PM at AMC Rosedale. Come with the family and enjoy the film! These screenings are first come first served, so make sure to arrive early to insure you get a seat. Hope to see you there! Follow this link to redeem your passes! --->

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Easter and can enjoy this special time with family and/or friends.

Let's Do This! #CharlieChaplinYogis Yoga Challenge

It's been a while since I have done a yoga challenge and I really need to keep doing these. They help keep me motivated and stay on track with my goals and keep memories flexible for other life adventures.

Join me!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Where Did We Go Wednesday? Harlem Globetrotters Game at SCSU

We had the opportunity to go see the Harlem Globetrotters again tonight. We took my son last year and he had a blast. Last year we saw it at Target Center and it will be there this weekend as well. We went to see it at Saint Cloud State University as it was mostly on our way up North and it gave my daughter the opportunity to see a game as well. She was bummed that she missed it last year.

The Harlem Globetrotters are also going to be in Duluth and Rochester Minnesota this week as well. So if you are in other parts of the state and not in the cities you have a chance to go see it as well.

The score showed here is from half-time. And a couple of selfies with my kids individually and a family picture above. I had seen the Globetrotters once before when I was in high school. I think a lot of people have memories of seeing it from their youth because the Harlem Globetrotters have been around for a long time. In fact, this year is their 90th year anniversary. It was certainly a good experience to be able to share this with our kids and they can have a shared memory of when they saw the Globetrotters that they might share with their own family in the future.

My husband and I both remember that there was a lot more tricks during the game and ball spinning and more basketball playing then skips throughout the game. We all agreed they don't need to Mike the person that is blowing a whistle because that is too loud. We enjoyed our seats at Target Center more than at st. Cloud State University because we had seat backs there. At the University general admission was sitting on bleacher seats. After a two hours of entertainment you start to get a sore back. 

Here is just a picture of all the official merchandise that is available for purchase. They offer three different types of basketballs including a mini basketball for $20 a regular size basketball for $25 and a game ball basketball for $60. You can also buy jerseys and shorts a stuffed Globie, sweatband (cheapest item at $10) and t-shirts. At the end of the game they do an autograph session and you can bring any of this to get signed.

Check out the Harlem Globetrotters with your family and friends too!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Where Did We Go Wednesday? Zollman Zoo

Heading to the Zollman Zoo in Byron is always a fun side trip for a larger day of fun. It is on to Rochester and is only three miles off of Highway 14. The zoo is filled with Minnesota animals that you normally wouldn't get to see up close in person. Or at least you hope you don't see most of them up close in person.

In March, when we went, some of the animals like the bear are still hibernating so we didn't get to see a few of the animals there. We did get to see the turkeys full of color this time and learned a lot about this being their mating season and what the males do to attract a female.

The zoo is free to go to but relies on donations. Most of the animals are outside and you do have to cross a dirt road running through the property to go see the bison and caribou and white-tailed deer which includes an albino deer. The rest of the animals are on the property by the building and inside the building they have some reptiles and fish.

We usually stay at the zoo for 60 to 90 minutes and it is part of a trip to Rochester or something else we are going to in that area we usually get here once a year and the kids enjoy it. Their favorite is typically the others but this time they were sleeping when we were there. They do have a sign up saying they are going to be making new enclosures that will house the American badger and prairie dogs. We missing the prairie dogs and are glad they will be coming back.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Where Did We Go Wednesday? Quarry Hill Nature Center

This past weekend we took advantage of being in Rochester Minnesota to go check out the Quarry Hill Nature Center. We want to head back there when it is warmer so we can take advantage of some of the other activities they have to do there including looking for fossils.

We would also like to be there at a time when they do the cage tours and see what that is like. There are lots of signs around the cave that tell you information about how the cave and other buildings around it were used and what the remnants are of.
Inside the interpretive Center is this replica T-rex skull of a T-Rex named Stan. There is also a bunch of animals in aquariums inside the interpretive Center as well. The trails are wonderful and they healthy mix of trails that are dirt trails and paved asphalt trails.

Friday, March 10, 2017

25% off Tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters to any MN Game.

SAVE 25% for ALL Harlem Globetrotters Games with promo code FUNFAM 

 The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, will bring their spectacular show to Minnesota April 12, 13 and 15. The famed team will feature a star-studded roster that includes Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm - plus female stars TNT Lister and Ace Jackson* - the Globetrotters' one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. You won't want your family to miss it - use promo code FUNFAM to save 25% off your tickets. 

You have 4 different Minnesota dates and locations to choose from:

April 12 - St Cloud - Halenbeck Hall St. Cloud State University 7:00pm
April 13 - Duluth - AMSOIL Arena 7:00PM
April 15 - Minneapolis - Target Center 1:00pm or 7:00pm
April 14 - Rochester, MN - Mayo Civic Center 7pm

We had so much fun watching the Harlem Globetrotters last year. We took my son to see it because my daughter had other plans, but this time we are going to take them both. My son loved it and talked about it for months afterwards and still plays with the basketball we bought him at the game.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Review: Ice Castles

The Ice Castles experience wasn't open for very long in Minnesota this year. Last year we missed out on it because they closed just two days before we were supposed to go. This year they had closed briefly in January because the weather was warm and the castles were melting and they couldn't keep adding more ice to them. Thankfully they reopened and continue to grow the castles and the experiences taller.

As soon as I had heard they were reopened I immediately went on to book tickets for us but found that the first weekend they were reopened they had already sold out of every time available. I promptly then looked at the next weekend after and obtained our tickets to go then. We had heard from friends who had went a couple years ago that the best time to go to see the castle both during the daytime and also lit up at night is to go around 5 p.m. so that is exactly what we did.

You will see some of the pictures here are colored lights that they have at night and some pictures are obviously taken during daylight. It was an incredible experience and I had some amazing photographs as a result. The kids had a fun time and enjoyed going down the big ice slide.

There is some entertainment there on the weekends as well. Because my kids are older we didn't care to be there when the Disney Princesses were, but we did arrange our timing to be there when the fire dancers were there. It was quite packed when watching the fire dancers and it was hard to see unless you were right in the front. After a while we just chose to go explore the castle one more time before we left that evening. On your way out they give each person a button if they choose.

I know this is an experience that my kids will not forget and I now have a desire to see real life ice castles up north that are created by Mother Nature.

You may be able to still check out Ice Castles in other states, but it was just too warm in Minnesota this winter for it to be here for too long. If anything, add it to your winter bucket list for next winter!

Review: SmitCo LLC Girls Nail Patches and Stickers

If you remember I previously told you about a deal that you could get a discount on SmitCo LLC products, including these two different kits of nail stickers and patches. Right now on their website you can get both of these sets together for a discounted price of $16.99.

My daughter was super excited when she saw what had came for her and myself to try out. One of them is called sweet crush and has a variety of different animals and emojis and fruits and sweet treats with big eyes. It has 77 pieces she thought all of the characters were absolutely adorable and couldn't wait to use them. It comes with a top coat polish and a file as well. You definitely want to use the top coat polish to help seal the stickers down otherwise some of them will pop off.

The other said is filled with nail patches and stickers that are animal prints or animals and a variety of hearts and flowers. This one also comes with a nail file and topcoat and again you should use the top coat to help seal the stickers down.

We had fun doing our nails together using these. She used stickers on each one of her nails whereas I chose to just have an accent nail with one sticker on it.

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If you live near me, the 2 closest camps are in Northfield and in Byron. Both programs have half day morning programs for ages 6-16 and a First Kicks program for ages 3-5 that is one hour long. There is also an add-on camp for Golden Goal that is in the afternoon. The half day camp is in the morning. There are LOTS of camps in the Twin Cities and throughout Minnesota, in fact there are over 30 communities hosting British Soccer Camp.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

#AsanasInBloom and #OMYogaGirl Yoga Challenges

These both starts tomorrow, but do have different end dates. I am still doing the one I started on Feb 20th for a handful days more. Let's do this!

Monday, February 20, 2017

#StretchYourLove Yoga Challenge

I need some new yoga challenges to do. So, while we are driving home from the cabin, I am looking up new Instagram yoga challenges to do. This one starts today, so I will get on this as soon as we are home. I found a couple more starting March 1st that I plan to do as well.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Where Did We Go Wednesday? Faribault Archery Club

Did you know there are programs out there where your child can be taught archery? They may even provide the necessary equipment, like the Faribault Archery Club does. My daughter started out taking weekly lessons several years ago at a different club, but then a friend told us about this one and they lesson have a longer duration and are on a drop-in basis so we didn't need to worry about committing to a weekly lesson if we had other things to do, and this we sure do between cheerleading, swim, cabin time and other obligations.

Archery is something that may be available as a club or sport in some schools like they are around here. Kids can even participate in Regional shooting tournaments and move on from there. Archery might be an interest a kid might have and not even know they could be good at. The Fariabult Archery Club offer a Kids Shooting Event every Saturday, January - March. There is no need to commit to going to a set number of lessons. They could come every week or just once. Also, once every month they have a 3D shoot (3D animals, not paper targets) that they can shoot at on Saturday or come later on Saturday or on Sunday to shoot their first round for free (adults do have to pay).

There are even some 4-H organizations that will teach your children archery. It's worth checking out if there is a club, 4-H or school that teachs archery to kids. Who knows, they could be the next Katniss Everdeen!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Review: Scrape-A-Round Complete System

We have had a few opportunities now to try out and review the Scrape -A- Round. Scraping off ice from your windshield and windows on your vehicle is always a tedious task. We often are parked inside the garage and don't need to worry about that unless we have gone somewhere and are parked outside. In those instances we have had the opportunity to try this out, plus we had a pretty warm January.

I was sent the complete I scraping system which cells for $18 for the three pack. The blue and the red are virtually the same type of scraper. They are the larger at the scrapers and have an attachment that goes on the top to help chip or scrape away tougher ice. The green ice scraper is actually two ice scrapers in one. The larger end of the green scraper is smaller than the blue and the red but the top of that one removes and has a smaller Scraper on it.

My husband said he really liked how it covered a larger area at one time and seem to remove quicker doing a circular motion than the standard ice creepers that you go back and forth in a narrow strip. The one time we had an issue trying to scrape off was when we had a very thick layer of ice on our vehicle but I don't think any scraper could have really scrape that off where we ended up running the vehicle with the heat on high to help loosen the ice and then used the scraper to scrape the ice off.

You can purchase this on their website, Scrape-A-Round.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Fun Valentine Gift Ideas for Tween Girls and 15% Off Code

Quality, affordable gifts for girls ages 2 to 12. SmitCo has several different diaries with lock and keys and diary sets for girls in Emoji and Diva themes, as well as several different nail art sets to provide hours of fun.

A huge hit is the brand new Mermaid themed scrapbook kit as well as 3 unique princess dress up sets.

SmitCo products also include rose gold, gold or rhodium plated jewelry and sets, as well as very popular stretch sets for little girls - all packed in cute gift boxes.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Where Did We Go Wednesday? Science Museum of Minnesota

I honestly think it was 10 months since we have been to the Science Museum of Minnesota. I think we have just been busy and we went to some other science museums when we were traveling and then let our membership lapse, but now we are back and renewed our membership.

Since we had not been there in a while, there were some new things going on including a new exhibit called Sportsology, which was a lot of fun and eventually we did get around to most of the exhibits within this one. Most the exhibits within this one are stuff you actually get to do and be quite physical.

We also saw the new IMAX movie in the OMNI Theater called "A Beautiful Planet", we were at the 2pm showing and it ended up being a sold out show (they show it every hour on the hour!) It was very good and quite interesting and I learned a few things from it. We also did some experiments in the lab there. I was with my daughter and we did an experiment to learn about enzymes in our saliva that break down our food. My son went in to the lab with his dad and did his first experiment in there.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Slow Cooker Browned Ground Beef

This is so easy and convenient you are going to wonder why you haven't been doing this all your life. Browning ground beef is something I typically find very tedious when I have to do it standing over the stove. But not any longer. Just tossed in your desired amount of ground beef Frozen from the freezer into a slow cooker and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours.

Then using a potato masher or a meat matter if you have one of those and mash your meat. It will crumble easily. Be sure to put off any grease in the bottom of your pan that you do not want before mashing the meat. See how simple that is.

Then if I am making taco meat I will put it in the frying pan and cook the ground beef with the seasoning packet and water as per the instructions. I have also done with this method with ground turkey and it works well for that too.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Deciding on a Direction

This past week I know there was quite a lack in posts, but that was because I had pre-written everything for the last 3 weeks and I had not gone any further. I enjoyed that time being with my family over the holidays and being present with them and not documenting everything going on or everything I made in order to blog about it.

Some things have changed with my blogging and I have been considering what direction I want to take with it.

For starters, the blog I was paid to write for (Northern Cheapskate) was sold this past fall and I opted to not contact the new owner about writing for them. I had decided to see the direction the blog decided to take and it is not a direction that I feel my posts fit in to and I have no desire to write posts that fit under that new direction.

I have thought a lot about how much (unpaid, uncompensated in any way) time I spend blogging and frankly it is a lot of work not just to write everything but to share it to find readers. I have also decided over the past couple of years so scale back any reviews I do significantly. I only plan to review things I am actually interested in and have a need/want for it.

I still don't know how much I want to write, after 8 years of writing here, I am getting a little burned out and am maybe in a rut. I can't believe it has really been about 8 years already, that's crazy. And considering I started blogging even longer before that, is almost insane. This is not the end of blogging, but I think I need to scale back and give myself permission to not feel guilty about that. I have a couple things I am sharing with you next week, but not sure how much more than that for next week. I have some thinking to do.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Oven Bean and Cheese Burritos

These are super simple and easy  to throw together for a weeknight dinner. My kids love this. Perfect for Meatless Mondays!

Oven Bean and Cheese Burritos

1 can refried beans
1 package soft shells, (8 ct burrito size)
3 green onions, sliced
2 C shredded cheese (reserve 1/2 C)
1 jar of Taco Bell Mild Sauce (or 1 1/2 C or you favorite salsa)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Split refried beans, 1 1/2 C shredded cheese and scallions evenly among 8 burrito shells. 
Fold in opposite sides of the burrito, then fold in the other opposite sides of the burrito creating a rectangle .
Place (end sides down) in a greasded 13x9 baking dish. Make 2 rows of 4 burritos.
Pour mild sauce over the entire dish.
Bake for 1 hour.
Top with reserve 1/2 C shredded cheese the last 5 min of baking.


Friday, January 13, 2017

Save 15% at Amazing Ice Castles in UT, MN, NH, WI, & AB

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

DIY Cabin Sign

I made this cute sign to go inside of our cabin. We have some other moose decor and so I chose to continue with that. I used my Silhouette machine to print off sticky vinyl and place it on top of a canvas that I had painted. Then I lined the outside of the painting with black gaffer tape I really like how gaffer tape finishes off the outside of a painting