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Summer Flashback Friday- Childhood snacks

June 29, 2012 By · 6 Comments

It’s Friday and I’m going to try something new and join a meme. Over at Tammy’s Two Cents they are doing a Summer Flashback and this week’s is “What was Your FAVORITE Childhood Food or Snack?” That should be easy right?

A few of my favorite snacks were Jello Pudding pops (chocolate of course), Pop Rocks, Butterfingers and my favorite cereal (which is no longer around) was Kellogg’s Fruit Squares: Apple Cinnamon flavor.

I must admit I wasn’t like other children. I hated all things kool-aid because it was just sugar water to me, not to mention I got sick on that and pizza when I was about 5 and could never stand the taste again. This meant I didn’t drink many slurpies, popsicles, etc. Anything that tasted remotely like kool-aid was OUT.

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Quidam by Cirque Du Soleil Review

June 28, 2012 By · 2 Comments

Yesterday SoccerBoy and I went to Quidam by Cirque Du Soleil at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN for opening night.  I must say I enjoyed the show and so did he. I believe we both had the same favorite parts and that was when the dating scene happened. One thing we did notice is that it is mostly done like mimes. No one speaks during it but you totally feel everything going on in the show. The opening music does make you think of a horror movie so if you are taking young ones keep that in mind. Mine would’ve been terrified. You will NOT be able to take photos either.

The dating scene was definitely a riot, everyone was laughing. I do wonder how the boyfriend in the crowd felt. haha. All in all I think the female from the audience played along great, not many would have been able to goof the way she did and she got to walk away with a kiss….even if he did steal it.

Soccerboy use to be very big into yo-yos so watching the ladies (Diabolos) do the tricks with them was great. I still don’t see how they could do all the stunts they did.  The aeriel contortion acts in silk were amazing but I think I was more impressed by the man/woman team (the statue) where he could literally hold her upside down by the back of his neck, neither really holding each other for balance. But then she lifts him off the ground which shocked me because how much strength she had to have to do it. Oh I almost forgot to mention, you’ll get tired out watching them jump rope, especially the one that does a triple jump in the jump ropes. By that I mean there were three sets going all at once and very fast.

If you haven’t been able to go yet there is a show later tonight that you can still buy tickets for and they will be in town until July 1st. So hurry up! If you are up for some laughs and amazing acrobats this is the show for you.

Quidam by Cirque du Soleil SCHEDULE AND BOOKING INFORMATION in Indianapolis:
Show Schedule (June 27 – July 1, 2012):
• Thursday, June 28 at 7:30pm
• Friday, June 29 at 7:30pm
• Saturday, June 30 at 3:30pm and 7:30pm
• Sunday, July 1 at 1pm and 5pm

Special thanks goes out to Borshoff PR for sending me two tickets to the show. They never asked me to review it or mention it but I wanted to share my thoughts.

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Wordless Wednesday: Foggy Mornings

June 27, 2012 By · 17 Comments

I took this picture last week when I was driving into the city. Talk about foggy.

I grew up in the Mojave Desert so you rarely had to deal with it unless you went towards the bigger cities. I remember hating going to Bakersfield because after leaving the mountains it got thick with fog and you could barely see. I hated heights as it was but to throw in fog too was never fun. Today it is clear and suppose to break record temperatures so fog is NOT an issue. They say the last time they had 100′ on this particular day was way back in the 1930s WOW.

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Zoobies Giveaway

June 27, 2012 By · 12 Comments

Zoobie blanket pet and Zoobies Blankie Babies

Does your little one have a favorite “Luvey”? You know what I am talking about. The blanket or stuffed animal that your little one loves for years and can’t be without? The one that is given to your now grown child when they have their baby, to be pulled out of a memory box, as you remember back to those times when your child couldn’t bear to be parted with that blanket, even to hurriedly throw it in the wash?

Zoobies are the best of both worlds. A blanket and a stuffed animal, that they are sure to treasure from the moment the softness touches their little hands. Our granddaughter is 8 months, and as soon as we laid her down on the blanket, she squealed and grabbed the hippo in delight. The blanket conveniently tucks away into the animal to create a stuffed toy or pillow.

Even if you don’t win one, I would recommend heading over to Zoobie and purchasing one. You will be more than buying a toy; you will be creating a memory.

Hada the Hipo, Blankie babies, Blanket Pets, Zoobies The Blankie Babies product we reviewed: Hada The Hipo

We would like to thank the following blogs for helping with this giveaway.

MS Stole My Brain

The Life of a Home Mom

Giveaway Maven

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Prize information:

Prize Value: 34.99 or less.

The winner of this giveaway can pick any one Blanket Pet or Blankie Babies product item.


This giveaway is open to US residents only.

Must be 18 years old or older.

This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.


This giveaway runs from 12:01 AM EST. on the 27th of June 2012 until 12.01 AM EST. on the 11th of July 2012

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Disclaimer: The owner of couponingwinthintegrity.com received a Blankie Babies product to review. The owner of couponingwinthintegrity.com was not otherwise compensated for the review.

Our opinions are our own and we feel confidant that this product is a good product, well made and therefore we have no reservations recommending it to our readers. The owner of couponingwinthintegrity.com nor any blog or blog owner that this giveaway appears on are not responsible for providing the prize to the winner. Zoobies sponsored this giveaway and are therefore solely responsible for shipping and supplying the winner of this giveaway their prize.

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Lady Antebellum at Klipsch Music Center

June 26, 2012 By · 2 Comments

This past Sunday, June 24, the hubby and I went to the Lady Antebellum Concert in Noblesville Indiana at the Klipsch Music Center. He recently purchased tickets for me to celebrate our 16 year anniversary, for those that know me you will know I am a HUGE Lady A fan. I absolutely loved it! But before we go too far into this I wanted to explain a few things.

Online (through ticketmaster) we saw the seats he purchased were side by side and all by themselves in front of a pole. Imagine our surprise when we got there to discover that was not the case. In fact we would be separated by a huge pole the entire time. He went off to get a drink and I talked with one of the LiveNation staff members about this who told me she would talk with her manager. She assured me that we would be moved, I made her promise it would not be further back and she said no in the area but together. When the manager came over he walked us to our new seats. We had explained to him that this was his anniversary gift to me and he said no one should celebrate their anniversary that way. He moved us really, really close to the front.

I never was able to catch his name, as his badge was worn around his neck but I never saw the name. I would love to thank him though, so for those out there that know who the older gentleman (possibly the manager) that was seating people in the front is please tell him thank you from the couple that were celebrating 16 years. As for Klipsch Music Center/LiveNation this definitely gave me a positive feeling towards the event and place. My husband was pretty upset when we got there to find out that the seats were not the same as the website. But thanks to some staff members/manager the night was saved.

On to the show as they would say in the entertainment business. At 7pm Daniel Nail, who sings Red Light, played until 7:25.

Darius Rucker, who sings This, played until just before 9.

Suddenly Lady A’s Dance Party came on to the screen and everyone went nuts. There was so much energy in this place, I loved it. Lady A came on and sang all of her songs, the best part was watching her invite a 9 year old on stage with her to sing American Honey. This was definitely a wonderful anniversary gift. Thank you mylove!

One tip for those of you planning on going to a concert there….make sure to bring plenty of money. Water was $4 and for a hamburger/fries/soda meal you are looking at $11-$13. To end on a positive note, this concert had over 15,000 fans in it and nothing got out of control. Traffic was handled perfectly, we just had an issue finding our own vehicle because they do shut one of the gates which confused a few people. Other than that it was a great event!

Current closest tour for 2016:

Windy City Lakeshore Concert June 17-19
Buckeye Country Superfest (Columbus, OH) June 18-19

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