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Chew WOW: Fantastic Chocolate from California’s Chuao

Make your mom feel special by giving her some Chuao chocolate for Mother’s Day. And buy some for yourself while you’re at it. Chuao (pronounced chew-WOW) makes amazing chocolate that’s sophisticated enough for grown ups, but so fun you’ll want to share with the kids. Or not.   As part of the Mother of All Meltdowns virtual book tour, I received a…

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Giveaway: Tickets to the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis County

Now that the weather is finally warming up, I’m giving away some free tickets to the Museum of Transportation and mini train ride! The train museum (as we like to call it around here) is located between Kirkwood and Valley Park and is buckets of fun for any kid into trains. The package is worth $48. Four tickets are for…

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Fantastic Felt Flower Garland and more Tips and Tricks!

Last week we were talking about fabric crafts for our Tips and Tricks theme…here’s my favorite!! Isn’t it cute? It’s a felt garland that Jennifer Dawn whipped up on her sewing machine. It’s so spring! Check out her blog to get the details. (Then come right back, because we’re talking Easter next.) This week’s Tips and Tricks link up theme…

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Fabric Crafts Link Up

This week’s Tips and Tricks link up theme is all about Fabric! Do you have a fun fabric centered craft to share with our 13 blogs? If not, to check out today’s linky for inspiration! I know I’ll be scanning the linky later for ideas! If you like to plan ahead for this linky–which I post every Tuesday–next week’s theme…

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New Paddle Boats at Grant’s Farm and a Giveaway for You

Grant’s Farm will open for it’s 60th season on April 12! They’ve got some new stuff to show you, but I’ve got something better for one lucky reader: Free Parking! That’s right, I’m giving away one shiny Grant’s Farm Parking Pass for the 2014 season. Yep, a whole season of free parking, good from April to October! That’s a $40…

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Road Trip! KC LEGOLAND and an Aquarium

St. Louis is a great town for kids, but one thing we sadly lack is a LEGOLAND of our very own. And a big honkin’ Aquarium…we kinda need one of those, too. But Kansas City has both! Since KC is only four hours away, it seems like a pretty good spot for a weekend family roadtrip. We’re planning one now!…

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How Do You Spring Clean? Seriously, I want to know…

This week’s Tips and Tricks link up theme is Spring Cleaning! Do you have any spring cleaning tips to share with our 13 blogs? Or do you just want to check out the linky for inspiration? You’re sure to find something interest this week, so take a look. Ready for the party? Here’s the rules!   A few things to…

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day: Link Your Best Green Ideas

This week’s Tips and Tricks link up theme is St. Patrick’s Day! Do you have any St. Pat’s Day ideas/crafts/super fun things to share with our 13 blogs? Or do you just want to check out the linky for inspiration? You’re sure to find something interest this week, so take a look. Ready for the party? Here’s the rules! Be…

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Tips and Tricks: Set a Romantic Table this Valentine Night

This week’s theme is all about setting a Romantic Table for a Valentine’s Day dinner. Are you pulling out all the stops? Do you have a project to share with our 13 blogs? Or do you just want to check out the linky for inspiration? You’re sure to find something interest this week, so take a look. Last week’s most…

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Tips and Tricks: Valentine’s Day

The season of love is almost upon us–what are you doing for your special sweetie? This week’s linky is all about love and Valentine’s Day! Do you have a project to share with our 13 blogs? Or do you just want to check out the linky for inspiration? You’re sure to find something interest this week, so take a look….

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Make Improvements to Your Life Any Time of the Year

I know, it’s February and most everyone has already made and broken their new year’s resolutions. But here’s a fact: it’s never to late to make improvements! So why post about my resolutions for 2014 this late in the game? First, #Snowmageddon. The weather tacked an extra week onto the kid’s winter break, then came by for another swipe around…

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Trash to Treasure: It’s a Linky Party!

Rumpelstiltskin could spin straw into gold…and ever since we’ve heard that fairy tale, we’ve been seeing what kind of trash we can spin…or upcycle…into treasure. Do you have a great Trash to Treasure project to share? We want to see it! This week’s linky is going live on 13 blogs, plus it’s pinned on our shared Pinterest board. You’re sure…

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