Travel in Style with TrendyKid

Travel is made fun with TrendyKid luggage!

TrendyKid Kool Chat Luggage for Tweens

Whether you are heading out for a long extended vacation this summer or just sending the kids to grandma’s house, you will want to take a look at the TrendyKid Travel Buddies lightweight luggage sets for kids or the Travel Kool pieces for tweens.  I had the pleasure of testing the TrendyKid Travel Kool Chat luggage and it has been a great experience.  We usually take a few trips a year, some more local than others but this type of luggage is a must-have when traveling with tweens.  It isn’t a “baby” style by any means, but one that is, as the name states, “trendy” and totally acceptable for slightly older kiddos to use.

Travel in Style with TrendyKid

When I first unpackaged the box, I have to admit, I was a bit excited about the quality of this piece.  It has a 17″ hard-shell case made from ABS with a polyester lining.  It has a retractable pull handle that is very easy to release along with a carry handle that is very comfortable to use.  It also has a dividing pocket and a garment strap so nothing will fall out of place.   The zippers are usually what concern me but these are pretty sturdy so I don’t anticipate any issue with them being opened and closed a bazillion times.  What’s even better is that it is within the carry-on size regulations so no baggage check in is necessary.

TrendyKid Luggage Holds PS3

But that is all fine and dandy, but what does the tween in the house think?  Well, mine thinks it is pretty KOOL.  She was able to pack all her necessities like her iPad, charger, PS3, controllers, a few games and yes, she even made room for “some” clothes.  She liked it because it kept everything separate.  She is at the age now where everything has a place, even things in a piece of luggage has it’s place.

Travel with TrendyKid Kool Chat luggage

 

I was amazed with how much stuff she put in there and there was room in there to spare!  With her packing all her electronics, it is nice to have that hard-shell casing for added protection.  All of this for spending the night at grandmas!  Imagine what she will bring when we go on vacation this summer!  Her suitcase should be very interesting!

TrendyKid Tween Inspired Luggage

One thing I know for sure!  It will be the best organized & KOOLest piece of luggage we have with us!

TrendyKid Travel Gear and Accessories

We have loved having the opportunity to test this out and share our thoughts with you.  If you are looking for a great investment for traveling with kids and you, or them, would like their own luggage, then I would really suggest TrendyKid for all your kid luggage needs.  The TrendyKid Kool line is $69.99 while the TrendyKid Buddies range from $24.99-$89.99.

For more information visit TrendyKid.com.

Preparing for the Next Stage of Parenthood

Parenthood – I’m Not Ready for College!

College Bound Parenthood

This has been an extremely tough last couple of weeks for me.  I am going to soon have two kids in middle school and one will be a senior in high school.  This is where I must start to prepare for the next stage in parenthood, the growing up to young adult stage.

No one told me this part of parenthood would be so heart wrenching.  Not in a bad way or anything, but how is it that you could love someone so much that it actually pains you?  Logically it’s known that your children eventually grow up and leave you.  They fly away from the nest and have a life of their own.  It’s what all of us parents want, right?  That said, I’m not ready for it.

My oldest who will be a senior next school year started out in the elementary school right down the street.  It’s the same one that we will be saying good-bye to forever on the 29th of May.  We have been at that school every school year since my oldest started kindergarden and now, my youngest will be moving on to 6th grade middle school.  Meanwhile, I have a middle child who will be in 8th grade next year….and will soon graduate and move on to high school.  My oldest is at the stage where she is starting to think and plan for her future.  This coming up senior year she will be starting to look at colleges and applying to them.  She will be thinking about moving out, or going away to school, or …not.  It’s a big year for her, and for us as parents.  I thought watching her learn to drive was scary, college bound is an exciting yet scary time.  I’ll worry.  That’s what I do best.

My son has been thinking about his future too.  He wanted to go to college to be a video game designer and now he’s thinking about going into the engineering field.  And my youngest, well, she wants to be a police officer.  When did we start talking about careers anyway?  My oldest just discovered that she wants to become a photojournalist.  She’s thinking of going to a local community college to take her gen-ed classes and then transfer to Columbia College Chicago as a junior.  She’s doing this because she hates the “D” word!  DEBT!!!!  She doesn’t want to have a lot of it and I admire her for that.  She’s using her head and while most of her friends will attend a 4-year university, she will focus on real-word experience, internships and saving money.

The other day I started to cry.  I’ve been an emotional mess for the last couple weeks and I think it’s because all of this talk about college and careers made me anxious.  Then reality hit me and I realized with my oldest, she’s planning on going to a community college {that’s CLOSE to HOME!!!!!}, so she won’t be going anywhere for a few more years, and the other two, well, I still have a good 5-8 years with them close to me.  So, why worry about tomorrow when I can focus on them today! :)  Soon they will be out of the house and I’ll miss them, but for now, I will treasure every giggle and every fight.

Do you have teens?  How do you, or are you coping with them being away at college?  What do I get to look forward to in a year or so?  Please share your parenting/college story.

Teeth Fairies – A Baby Teeth Tradition {Review}

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Teeth Fairies A Baby Teeth Tradition

There are certain things that I wish I could have or would have done differently with my children but I didn’t know any better at the time, or, it just wasn’t something I thought of.  Those things are usually little ones that make you say, “Now why didn’t I think of doing that”…or, “I wasn’t very organized when you were little”….wait, I’m still not organized! :O

Teeth Fairies A Baby Teeth Tradition

I was able to receive the Teeth Fairies-A Baby Teeth Tradition set {retails for $49.99}, I knew it was one of those products I wish I had for my kids as they were losing their baby teeth.  Inside the keepsake box you will receive a plush tooth fairy doll and hardcover book.  The doll itself it brightly colored and just screams happiness when you see her in person.  She has a shiny deep magenta color skirt, yellow, turquoise and orange top and turquoise shiny wings.  Her face is all stitched so there are no hazards to worry about there.  Her smile is adorable and she is topped off with a shiny gold crown with a tiny tooth pocket positioned in the middle.   {She made me fly her around the room before we took photos.}  It’s a great way to celebrate the loss of baby tooth after baby tooth while creating a beautiful, long-lasting memory with your child.

Teeth Fairies A Baby Teeth Tradition

The book itself shares a lovely story about the tooth fairy and how she can’t possibly see all the children in the world so each child is assigned their own special tooth fairy.  As soon as a tooth becomes loose, the teeth fairies fly right down where they are presented with the final test…handling your little ones tooth.  The tooth fairy will take your tooth and leave you a special treat!  Your little ones fairy will report back to the Tooth Fairly with all her findings -did she/he brush good, eat healthy foods…she watches everything!  It continues on in greater detail as to how the fairies travel, what they look for and what they do with all those teeth!  The very last page of the book is a tooth log so you can document the dates of each tooth that has been lost.  This story is well told and illustrated beautifully!  It is without a doubt one of the best books explaining what the tooth fairy does and who she is.  It’s one book that I would recommend all parents get!  It is something that your child will cherish and possibly share with their own children when they have them.

To learn more about the Teeth Fairies, please visit teethfairies.com

 

Mail Order Caterpillars? Insect Lore Review

Insect Lore – Caterpillars = Butterflies

Insect Lore - Caterpillar to Butterfly kit

I find nature and the cycle of life to be somewhat of a miracle.  I am completely fascinated with the entire process, whether it be plant life, human life or insect life…or any life for that matter.  That’s why I jumped at the opportunity to review the Insect Lore live butterfly kit {$19.99}!  I really can’t explain my excitement for it, I just remember receiving the package and I couldn’t wait until my daughter came home so we can get started.

First Phase of Insect Lure Caterpillar to Butterfly Kit

Here’s the deal.  It comes to you packaged very secured.  You receive a plastic, see-through, container.  At the bottom of the container it has some goopy looking stuff which is their “specialty diet”.  Also in the container comes 4-5 teeny tiny baby caterpillars.  When I say teeny tiny, I mean teeny tiny, like ant size.  Sadly I was so excited about it, I didn’t get a picture of them when they first arrived.  We carefully placed the plastic container on my daughters dresser and we watched them grow.  They actually grow faster than I thought they would.  You shouldn’t move them at all.  As they get bigger, they climb up the container and secure themselves to this sheet that is attached to the lid.  When they are up there, they form a J, which is really cool because I didn’t even know how this process worked so it was like I was learning right along with my daughter.  That process took maybe about 10 days or so.

Phase 2 of Insect Lure Caterpillar to Butterfly Kit

Once they are all attached {I think one of ours died, so we ended up with four} to the lid and have formed their cocoon (chrysalis) you can transfer the sheet to the reusable see-through mesh pop-up housing.  We just pinned it to the side of the housing and watched and waited for them to turn into beautiful butterflies.  After another few days to a week, our first butterfly popped out of his casing and started to flutter around.  Shortly after that, the remaining three emerged from their cocoons and before we knew it, we had baby butterflies flying around in their little house.

It was such an amazing process!  I am so glad that I was able to witness this and share it with my daughter.  When the temperature is 55 degrees or higher, then you can release them.  Please take note of that if you decide to purchase this and experiment with it in your own home.  We did this at the tail end of winter so we had to nurse our butterflies until it was a safe temperature to release them.  That was tough though because you had to feed them a sugar water on flowers or give them pieces of oranges.  It was neat, but a lot more work than I would have liked to do the last month of winter.  So, please, again, make sure that when you do this kit, your outside temperature is a minimum of 55 degrees so you can let them go shortly after they’ve made their appearance.

For more information and other fun kit suggestions, visit InsectLore.com.  These kits would be great for fun {and inexpensive} summer learning!

 

 

1 reason to love Peeps

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Easter Peeps Marshmallow Treats

Because…they’re PEEPS!!!  Doh!!!

peeps easter treat

I recently got into a full-on war with my husband about the awesomeness of Peeps and I won, because they’re Peeps and of course, I’d win!  See it all went down like this…

Me:  I’m so excited I got to try all these Peeps and share my thoughts about them with my readers.
Husband:  I don’t like marshmallows so that means I don’t have to like Peeps.
Me:  You’re so weird, who doesn’t love marshmallows?
Husband:  I like marshmallows on a stick slightly burning over a summer fire with a block of chocolate and a couple graham crackers.
Me:  Well, then you do like marshmallows and by the way, that’s so boring and common!!  You’re crazy for not liking Peeps and they’re marshmallow goodness!
Husband:  What’s so special about them?  They’re wrapped in sugar, big deal.
Me:  Big deal?  Every bite is a big deal!  And there is a skill to eating them too you know.  First you start with the left bunny ear, then the right, then the body and lastly the head.  If you happen to be eating a little chick, then you eat it’s head first and body last.  And, for your information, they are also dipped in chocolate, come in different flavors now and have a creamy candy now too!
Husband: Oh well, then you win apparently, but I still don’t like them.

Ok, so that was the summed up version of our conversation, but either way, I won.  But this isn’t about me winning, it’s about sharing with you all the wonderful things I love about Peeps!  So, lets take a look at them all:

Chocolate Covered Peeps for Easter

The photo on the top left shows off a tube of creamy goodness.  These little guys would be the creamy marshmallow version of a Rolo.  The chocolate is so soft and creamy, it will literally melt in your mouth!  To the right, there is a package of three chicks with their bottoms dipped in dark chocolate.  The bottoms of the chicks are covered in chocolate so if you want just a small tasting of chocolate, these ones are screaming your name!  And on the bottom right, you will see individually wrapped milk chocolate covered Peeps.  I guarantee you will have a taste of chocolate in every bite!

Peeps Easter Candy

Now on to the fun, new ones.  On the top right side, they have the new fan favorite, Sour Watermelon.  In a very weird way, I like these.  I don’t know exactly what it is about them that I enjoy, but the sourness of it makes me happy.  My kids like anything sour, so this was one of their favorites too.  Now they have cute little decorated marshmallow eggs!  How cute are those?  I love marshmallows, just love them and now in an egg form, sweet!  Lastly, on the bottom right, if you aren’t into the dark chocolate Peeps, you have the option for a milk chocolate covered bottom.  It really doesn’t matter which flavor you enjoy, somehow you just magically enjoy them all…because…they’re PEEPS!!!

Easter Peeps Marshmallow Treats

What are those Mystery Chicks and Mystery Bunnies you ask?  Those are new guys that will either be tangy, fruity, sweet, salty…you name it.  You won’t know until you try one which flavor you received.  I believe we ended up with both of them being tangy…or sour…or fruity…it was really hard to tell.  But then again, after eating a bunch of them to “taste” them all so I can share this with you, they may have started to blend together! :)  And of course, you cannot forget the traditional regular flavor Peeps marshmallow chicks!  Still, they’re one of my favorite go-to Easter treats.

I love sticking all different colored Peeps treats into my kids Easter baskets.  Nothing says Easter like marshmallow chicks and bunnies made by Peeps!  You can find them in just about every grocery store and big box stores like WalMart and Target.  Hurry, go grab some in any flavor, any color…before it’s too late!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skinit Phone Case {Review}

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Philadelphia Eagles fan

Skinit Phone Case ~ Philadelphia Eagles Fan Favorite

Philadelphia Eagles fan

My daughter is a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan.  I mean, the biggest.  You see in the photo above, that’s her sporting all her new Philadelphia Eagles gear from Christmas.  She has her new Eagles hoodie, winter hat, jersey and under her hoodie is her new t-shirt and she also received Eagles pajamas and an Eagles ornament to hang on the tree in her bedroom.  That was all that was on her list, anything and everything that was relating to the Eagles.  I have no idea when or where the Eagles addiction came from but she loves them.  She’s 10.  She’s dying to go to Philadelphia just so she can go to an Eagles game.  SO…if the Philadelphia Eagles PR team is reading this…*wink wink* email me!  Her next big thing she wants to do is repaint her bedroom to match the Eagles colors.  We just painted her room last summer so I highly doubt she will be getting her walls painted any time soon.  She’ll have to live with the good old Spongebob theme for now.

skinit Philadelphia Eagles Lenu case

So, when I was asked to review one of the Skinit products, I knew that what ever it was, it would be a Philadelphia Eagles skin.  We tried to test out an xBox console skin, but her xBox wasn’t a normal listed one so it wouldn’t fit.  Word to the wise, make sure you check that the consoles listed are the exact same one as you have.  I didn’t realize that there are different versions based on years made, etc…, so it’s best to be safe than sorry!   Instead of going the xBox route,  we opted to check out the Lenu phone Case with the Philadelphia Eagles design on it.  Shown above is the Lenu Case for iPhone 4/4S.   The Lenu case is a hard-snap on case that also protects your phone from scratches, dirt and accidental damages.  All necessary phone openings are still exposed so you don’t have to worry about how you are going to get your headphone or charger in and you have complete open access to your camera.

For $19.99 she was able to get a case that shows off her love of eagles {the animal} as well as the Philadelphia Eagles football team.  When the package came in the mail, she couldn’t wait to get it on her phone.  {You can see her in the background…again, wearing her Eagles hoodie!}  Isn’t that the coolest looking phone case?  I actually really like it.  It’s sturdy for kids and the design is awesome!  Eagles fan or not, you can get this case in a huge variety of styles and designs {be prepared to go through hundreds of different designs}.  There are so many other products you can cover up with a pre-designed skinit skin or you can upload your own image and design your own customized look.   Be sure to take a look around the skinit website.  It’s even more fun playing with the customizer!  My daughter loves her phone case and as a mom, I’m happy that she’s happy! :)

Have you purchased a Skinit skin or case?  Did you see one you liked while visiting their website?  Let us know which one is your favorite! :)

 

KettlePOP organic kettle corn {review}

KettlePOP organic kettle corn

 

As I mentioned in a previous post, my kids, husband and I are all popcorn fanatics.  We can eat popcorn every single night and not get sick of it.  We use different seasonings, butter, add splashes of candy to it…you name it, we’ll try it adding it to popcorn!  That’s how much we love popcorn!!  So when I was notified about KettlePOP organic kettle corn popcorn, I knew it was the perfect product for the family to test and review.

Let me just say that I can, hands down, eat the entire bag all by myself and not bat an eye!  Yes, so what if there’s about 4.7 servings per bag at 2.25 cup serving sizes!  I can and would eat all of them!  Let me tell you why.

KettlePOP is handcrafted made using their organic ingredients in a fire-burning kettle, one batch at a time!  It’s a family owned and operated business right here in the USA.    This product is gluten free and is non-gmo verified and is $3.95-$8.95 per bag.   Extra note:  If you are following the Weight Watchers Points Plus Value program, it is 4 points per serving.  I know this because that’s what I’m following so you know there is no way I could realistically eat the entire bag.  Well, not in one sitting anyway! 😛

KettlePOP Kettle Corn

Taste wise, it is a great blend between sweet and salty.  I love the sweet taste.  I am a huge sweet eater {which I am trying to learn how to deal with that}, so having a little taste of sweetness satisfied any sweet craving I’ve had.  With the saltiness, it is a nice way to balance the sweetness.  It’s like having a chocolate covered pretzel minus the chocolate and pretzel.  You have the sweetness and the saltiness that you desire.  It’s the perfect blend!  They also have an organic sea salt organic popcorn that I’d love to try because I am on a sea salt kick lately and I bet it’s great!

But how did it fare with the rest of the family?  Let’s just say that I have none left and they have asked me if we can get some more!  If they want more, you know it’s done well here.  I think they want to start taking popcorn to school for snacks, which makes me happy! :)

How about you and your family?  Are you guys big popcorn eaters too?  Have you tried KettlePOP yet?

If you would like more information on KettlePOP organic kettle corn or organic sea salt popcorn, visit kettlepop.com.

 

Walkers Shortbread Wonders

Walkers Pure Butter Shortbread Cookies

Walkers Pure Butter Shortbread Cookies

These cookies came just in time, let me tell you!  You see, here in the midwest {among other ice frozen areas}, us parents have begun to get a tad bit stir crazy with all the “snow” days that have taken place.  Let’s be real.  We all love our kids and while we love spending time with them, being snowed inside your house with no where to turn, well, it’s less than fun.  At this point in the winter, all of us are getting sick of being with each other.  I even think the dog is starting to get sick of us.

In comes a package of Walkers Pure Butter Shortbread cookies {or two} for me to *test and share my thoughts with you all.  Now, I’d like to say that I shared them all with my family and truth be told, I allowed each kid {3} to take ONE cookie, and my husband was allowed ONE cookie.  I saved the rest for me.  {Is that bad?}  Anyway, these were a few of the comments I heard from the kids:

“I like them, so why do I only get one?”

“These cookies a so smooth and buttery tasting.”

“Really Mom, if we like them, why aren’t you sharing them all with us?”

So, here’s my answers:  “You only get one because I’m the Mom and I’m hoarding them for myself.”, “Yes, they do taste very smooth and buttery, I’m glad you noticed.”, and lastly, “I’m not sharing them because I need a little alone time and when I finally get the opportunity to have that, I am going to indulge in them and if there are any left, then I’ll share.”

Walkers Pure Butter Shortbread Cookies

Yes, I have found that all the kids, my husband as well, thoroughly enjoyed each of their cookies.  I could tell that they wanted more, but the packages aren’t very big and I was really planning on having a peaceful night catching up on my recorded shows that I wasn’t up for sharing just yet.   With the Walkers Pure Butter Shortbread Highlanders they are hand rolled in sugar making the edges extra special!  All the kids loved the buttery sweetness!  There were only 6 cookies in the package so between me and the rest of the family there really was only one of those left over and I wasn’t about to divide it into 5ths!  Now the Walkers Pure Butter Shortbread they taste just like the Highlanders but you don’t have that extra special sugary sweetness and you get 9 instead of 6 in the package.  However, all in all, we did like the cookies and would probably purchase them upon special occasions {or in the event we have more snow days and I need a secret stash}.  For more buttery shortbread goodness, visit Walkers Shortbread {there are even shortbread animal shaped cookies}!

BTW- I did share the left-overs with the kids only…they ended up eating a total of 2 cookies each! :)

I need iCoffee! {Product Review of @iCoffee Opus}

iCoffee Single Serve Brewer

iCoffee Opus Single Serve Brewer

I’m going to give it to you straight.  I was not much of a coffee drinker prior to testing out the iCoffee Opus single serve brewer.  I had been wanting to give the Keurig a try since it came out because all the cool kids had one and I wanted to see what the hype was.  I never did get a Keurig there for, I never had that experience.  That was up until I received the iCoffee Opus to test out and share my thoughts.  Again…never was a big coffee drinker but was extremely curious to try out this machine and experiment with the almighty “k-cup” and all it’s glorious flavors of coffee’s, tea’s and hot cocoa’s!

When I mentioned that I’d be receiving the iCoffee Opus single server brewer, my husband blurted out “You don’t even drink coffee” and that was followed up by, “Those single serve things are stupid and I’ll never use them, so it’s a waste for them to send it to you”….oh, ok then.  My reply, “When it comes I better not see you using it….ever…it’s mine, all mine.”.  Take that negative nancy!

The day came.  The doorbell rang.  I opened the door and there is sat…of course, I didn’t know it was that until I opened the box, but I knew in my gut that what was in that box would change my life…forever.  I was beyond excited.  Finally, I get to be a cool kid with a fancy single serve coffee maker.  Shortly after the unboxing my teenaged daughter came home from school.  She was excited too because she just discovered her love for iced coffee and wanted to make her own.  The two of us stared at the Opus in amazement.  We didn’t know where to begin.  In the box was a sample pack of coffee and tea.  I could have started with just that but that didn’t seem like enough so my daughter and I ran to the store to find some k-cups we wanted to try.  We came home with an iced coffee and a caramel vanilla coffee, iced tea and hot cocoa.  I was a bit giddy, not even gonna lie.

iCoffee k-cup sample pack image

Come home to find this…

husband enjoying iCoffee Opus

 

Yes, that there is my husband.  Yes, that there is the iCoffee Opus single serve brewer on the counter.  Yes, that there is him reading the instruction manual.  HEY!!!  That’s mine!!! Back off buddy!  So the fight begins.

My daughter and I filled up the reservoir with water, set the dial to 12 and pushed the button.  Lights turned on {a pretty glowing blue} and it started making coffee magic.  Within a matter of seconds we had iced coffee for my daughter, iced tea for me, hot cocoa for my youngest and coffee for the husband.

iCoffee k-type cup close up

My husband’s reaction after he witnessed my daughters making of iced coffee…. “Wow, that was fast..but how does it taste?

With the iCoffee Opus, the iCup was included.  The iCup is a reusable cup that allows you to use your own coffee grounds to make a delicious cup of coffee.  My husband packed his iCup full of his extremely dark roasted coffee and he too, pushed the magic button.  In seconds he had his cup of coffee and doctored it up to his liking and sat down on the couch next to me.  His first sentence…

“I think you converted me.”

Him?  Converted him?  The guy who is stuck in his own ways?  I converted him?  No, I didn’t convert him.  The iCoffee Opus single serve brewer converted him, not me.  I on the other hand discovered my love for flavored coffee’s!  They are so amazingly tasty!

The amazing iCoffee Opus single serve brewer now sits where the big coffee pot used to sit.  My husband moved his big coffee pot over to make room for the new guy.  We now have them sharing counter space because my husband still needs to make a huge pot of coffee to take to work with him, however, our new lil guy is there for all of us to enjoy.

Here are some specifics on the iCoffee Opus single serve brewer that you should know about.  I like that it has a dial that you can control the size of what is to be brewed.  If I have a big cup for iced coffee, I want to drink a big cup.  If I’m in the mood for a small cup of tea, then I want to use my small cup.  The dial allows you to select your cup size anywhere from 4-12 ounces can be brewed.  I love that it produces your coffee in less than a minute.  Within about 40 seconds you have yourself a piping hot cup of coffee.  That’s awesome.  It works with all varieties of k-type cups making it easy to find the perfect flavoring of coffees. The reservoir holds enough water making it great for the whole family! I love the energy saving mode so it’s not sitting on all day long waiting for you to suddenly want a hot cup of tea and you don’t have to sit there waiting for water to boil.  It’s on call!  It also comes with a removable drip tray {which for my husband is a necessity… I swear, I don’t know how one person can be so messy with a cup!}, which allows you to remove it making room for larger cups.  I love that it fits my husbands weekend travel mug so he doesn’t have to brew a whole pot of coffee when all he wants is one fast cup to go.  I love the blue light it displays when it’s making its magic!!  All in all, I am a huge fan of this brewer and I am so glad I was given the opportunity to test it out. The iCoffee Opus single serve brewer won my heart.  I’m a fan.  Forever {and that says a lot coming from this once non-coffee drinker}. For more information, I encourage you to visit www.icoffee.com today.

 

 

 

 

Chicago Family Palooza 2/28-3/1

Visit the Chicago Family Palooza event this weekend!

Chicago Family Palooza

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend with the kiddo’s, how about heading to St. Charles, Il to the Chicago Family Palooza event!

Kids will be able to see magicians, costumed entertainers and balloon twisters!  Not only that, but they can get their face painted and listen to live entertainment.    But wait, there’s more!  This is for sure, an action packed weekend for the entire family.   How does this sound?  Activities include: Euro bungee, carnival games, indoor 220 foot zipline, rock climbing wall, trackless train rides, inflatables, miniature golf, moon jumps, a petting zoo and hands-on educational workshops, to name a few.

This amazing event takes place from 10am-6pm in the Mega Center and Ballroom at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL.  General Admission tickets are $8 and will give you access to live stage shows, trackless train rides, interactive activities, petting zoo, raffles and giveaways.  Be sure to check out www.chicagofamilypalooza.com for complete event details, pricing and directions.