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Hockey, Pizza, & Family – Game Time Fun

January 24, 2014 6 Comments

This game time & pizza post is part of a sponsored #GameTimeGoodies #cbias campaign for Collective Bias®. All opinions expressed are my own.

Theme night (or days) are always a hit in my house. We like to have movie nights, themed dinner parties, game nights, etc. For me, it’s more of an easy excuse to have some family time. No matter what we are gathering together for, food and family are always the common factors.

Game Time Pizza for Family Fun

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We Booked our Family Weekend in Branson at Castle Rock Resorts

January 18, 2014 1 Comment

I am being provided with accommodations at Castle Rock to review, however I am not required to write this post and all opinions expressed are my own. 

Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark

Since having three kids, we have yet to go on a family vacation. The main reason is trying to find the right family-friendly places that can make the stay comfortable for everyone. I am extremely excited that we finally booked our first trip with the kids for this May.

We didn’t want to travel extremely far, therefore Branson, MO was a good choice (traveling from St. Louis). The drive will be about four hours and then we will be staying at Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark for three days.

Castle Rock Resort offers a 30,000 square foot indoor waterpark and 10,000 square foot outdoor waterpark. They also have an on-site restaurant, a 24-hour arcade and gift shop, and day spa & salon. That seems like a little something for everyone.

I know the waterpark will be the kids’ favorite part, but the most attractive thing for me are the rooms. The one we will be staying in has a built in Kiddie Cove (6′x4′) with a bunk bed and its very own 19″ flat screen TV. Being the first time staying at a hotel, this will make the kids stay much easier and enjoyable.

There is still lots of planning I want to do, but I can’t wait for May to get here!


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Visiting a Local Orchard for Apple Picking

October 2, 2013 No Comments

One of the activities on our Fall Bucket List included apple picking so we visited a local orchard over the weekend. It was the last day of the picking season, so there weren’t that many left on the trees, but the boys really enjoyed it.

Apple Picking at Herman's Farm Orchard

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And Then They Bounced…

July 10, 2013 3 Comments

This past weekend my oldest turned four. I am still having a hard time wrapping my head around it. They just grow up too fast. We got him a pretty awesome present for his birthday that I am hoping it lasts a long time. They definitely love it already.

Blast Zone Bounce House

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Stocking Up on Everyday Essentials & Enjoying Family Time Thanks to Scott & VUDU

May 29, 2013 6 Comments

The last couple weeks have been hectic in my house. I didn’t even have the chance to get to the store to do my normal shopping or my bulk shopping. It is times like this, I remember one of the main reasons I stock up on everyday essentials.

Enjoying Family Time thanks to Scott & VUDU #ScottValues #cbias #shop

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Visiting Grant’s Farm {St. Louis, MO}

April 18, 2013 8 Comments

I love visiting attractions around St. Louis throughout the year with the family. Luckily, there are a good number of family-friendly and budget-friendly places in the area. One of the most popular free attractions in St. Louis is Grant’s Farm. I haven’t been there since I was a kid so I have been looking forward to taking my little ones this year. Last Saturday (April 13th, 2013) was their opening day for the season. Sunday was really nice out so we headed out for a day of fun.

Grant's Farm Review

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Planning a Football Party – Made Easy #MealsTogether

January 17, 2013 10 Comments

Planning a Football Party Made Easy with Tyson #MealsTogether #Cbias

I love having friends and family over and take any chance I get to host a party that involves food. One of my favorite times to do so is during football season. Normally when I want to have a big party, I like to go all out. I spend hours in the kitchen making lots of food, decorating an awesome cake, and setting everything up for the party. Which can sometimes leave me exhausted and allow for less time enjoying the company. I decided the next big football party we host (in a few weeks), I am going to spend less time in the kitchen. Right away, I knew my one-stop shop to make this happen: Sam’s Club.

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