Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday Favorites


Happy Friday friends!!!  I hope you are all having an amazing day and looking forward to the long weekend.  I know we are all thrilled for an extra day of sleeping in!!!

Today I am linking up with the awesome Erika, Narci and Andrea for another Friday Favorites.  It's a fun way to recap your favorite happenings of the week!

ONE ~ SNOWDAY!


We finally had our first SNOWDAY here in Cleveland, definetly a little tardy than your average Cleveland Winter but nevertheless welcomed!!!  This was my first official SNOWDAY as a Mama of a school aged child and it certainly is a different experience than I can remember as a kid.  Do you remember the days of listening to the radio in the morning just waiting for the DJ to read off the hundreds of school names in eager anticipation for them to announce your school?  Well, nowadays you are notified via phone, text and email all at once.  It's a crazy barrage of communication with every phone in your house blowing up.  That all happened at promptly 5am that morning.  Needless to say, I was pretty much awake after that.  Lol!!! I think the whole world knew we had a snow day.


The kids and I had fun hanging out in our basement for most of the day. The kids skated, rode their bikes and played with their new toys while I organized and put away all of our Christmas decorations.  High five for productive snow days!!!

TWO ~ MAKE UP FOREVER

I had forgotten just how much I had loved this amazing product.  I had ran out several months ago and was just using other random foundations I had on hand but decided to go back on a whim.  So glad I did!!!  This product is absolutely amazing.  It has amazing coverage, blends flawlessly and never looks oily.  Love it! I don't think I will ever live without this life changing product again.


THREE ~ THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY 


Jillian's elementary school started their One School One Book project and it is an absolutely adorable way for the kids to get excited about reading out loud every night as a family.  


It's a series narrated by a sweet Hampster named Humphrey.  We are in the process of reading the first book in the series with the task of reading one chapter a night for 2 weeks.  I have a feeling it won't be our last Humphrey book!  Our family is now officially obsessed with Hamsters, Jillian will even have an opportunity to bring home a stuffed hamster for us to enjoy for a night.  She is so excited!!!

FOUR ~ THE BACHELOR 


If you have been reading my blog for awhile now, you all know I have been following The Bachelor franchise since the days of Alex Michel and Trista.  Every year, the show just seems to get better
And better and this season so far is proving to be another masterpiece. 


The Bachelor is pretty much the ONLY TV show I will make time for.  It's that good! If you love the Bachelor, then you need to read the recaps from Pinterest Told Me Too blog.  She is a genius and so, so funny!  #yourwelcome


FIVE ~ JILLIAN'S BIG BIG GIRL ROOM


With my sweet girl turning 6 over the holidays, we decided to rearrange her room from 3 Year Old Big Girl with her bed up against the wall to 6 Year Old Big Girl with her bed now in a spot that makes more sense.  I absolutely love this new arrangement because it is very, very similar to the set up we had for her as a baby when her crib was in her room.  Her bed is now back under her "J" initial that use to hang above her crib. My sweet girl also received the Butterfly Target comforter for her birthday which is super soft and comfortable.  The new arrangement provided is with so much more ample space, we decided to also move her glider back in as well so Jillian now has a quiet place to read.  My Mama heart is loving this new set up!! Next on the list, new curtains, a mirror and a ceiling canopy.


I hope you all have an amazing weekend!!!

Xoxo,
Karen

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

2015 Disney On Ice Cleveland Review

Hello friends!!!  Happy New Year to you!!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and an amazing start to your new year.  One of my New Years Resolutions was to blog 2-3 times a week, and you can see how well that is going for me thus far. LOL!!  Anyway, I do plan on being here a lot more often and I hope you will join me in on all of the fun. 
 

To kick off the new year, I was generously offered a 4 pack of tickets from FELD entertainment (opinions are my own) to attend Disney on Ice Cleveland.  My family absolutely loves Disney on Ice and we have not missed this amazing show since Jillian was 2 and could say the word "princess".  This year, my family and I attended Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic at Quicken Loans Arena and had an amazing time!   The kids were so excited, look at the love and happiness on their sweet faces before the show.
 
 
While we were grabbing dinner, we received an important visit from Snow White.  You can imagine Jillian's excitement considering Snow White was the princess of choice for that evenings outfit :) 
 
 
 
Just seeing my babies faces light up as they saw their favorite characters come out onto the ice just melted this mama’s heart!
 
 
Cuddling with my babies before the show.
 
 
The show kicked off with a warm welcome from Mickey and Minnie along with an introduction of Disney’s most unforgettable characters during Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic.  
 
 
The show included skits from Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Pinocchio and Mulan. You can imagine Jillian's excitement when Elsa waved to her, it truly made her night!!!
 

 
Not only did we get to see our favorite Disney characters such as Anna and Elsa, Cinderella, Nemo, Toy Story and numerous princesses but we also found ourselves singing along to so many of our family favorite Disney songs. 
 
 
What a great night it was to spend time with my family. I know that they will only be this little for such a short time, so I’m cherishing these moments for as long as I can.
 
 
 If you are in the Cleveland area, it's not too late to catch a show!  Listed below are the remaining dates and times for you and your family to enjoy a fun family night out.

Disney on Ice Presents Let’s Celebrate! in Cleveland, Ohio Show Times:

January 13, 2016 at 7pm
January 14, 2016 at 7pm
January 15, 2014 at 7pm
January 16, 2014 at 11am, 3pm, 7pm
January 17, 2014 at 1pm, 5pm
Quicken Loans Arena
1 Center Court
Cleveland, OH 44115
Quicken Loans Arena
1 Center Ct, Cleveland, OH 44115
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How to Buy Tickets to Disney on Ice in Cleveland, Ohio

You can buy Tickets to Disney on Ice Presents Let’s Celebrate! in Cleveland, Ohio on the Quicken Loans Arena website. Prices are: $75, $50, $25 and $20.

Disney on Ice Cleveland Promo Code

Discount offers:
Kids Weekday Tickets for $12
 
 
For more information:
 
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Follow the conversation about the Cleveland Disney on Ice show on Twitter using these hashtags: #DisneyOnIce #HappyinCLE #DisneyonIceCleveland
 
Thanks again to Feld Entertainment for providing us with amazing seats for this exciting event and a big congratulations to Jean from Mentor who also won our giveaway ~ a 4 pack of tickets to opening night.  I hope you had an amazing time as well!!
 
 
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Monday, December 28, 2015

2015 Christmas Card

Wishing you a Very Merry and Blessed Christmas from my family to yours!!
 
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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Cleveland Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic Giveaway

**Edited on December 27, 2015 ~ The Giveaway Tool was not working properly on December 26, 2015 so it has been changed to a new giveaway widget.  Good Luck!!!**

Hello friends! I hope you all had a very Merry and Blessed Christmas. I am so thrilled to be working again with Feld Entertainment to bring you exciting first hand coverage of Cleveland Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic and will be giving away a 4 pack of tickets to Opening Night exclusively for Karen At Home readers.

{About the Show}

Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience at Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt! Be charmed by a cast of over 50, with Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, sweetheart Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana. Relive the magic of Disney’s Frozen with Anna, Elsa and the hilarious Olaf as they discover that true love is the greatest magic of all. Sing-along to over 30 unforgettable songs including “Let It Go,” “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” and “Hakuna Matata.” Exciting moments from Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Disney’s The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more will leave the whole family with memories to last a lifetime. Show off your moves at the Disney Magic of Healthy Living dance-along pre-show inspired by the Disney Healthy Living commitment as the celebration of the century skates into your hometown!

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{Details About the Event}
 
Performance Times:
Friday, January 8- 7PM
 
Saturday, January 9- 11AM/3PM/7PM
 
Sunday, January 101PM/5PM
 
Wednesday, January 13- 7PM
 
Thursday, January 14- 7PM
 
Friday, January 15- 7PM
 
Saturday, January 16- 11AM/3PM/7PM
 
Sunday, January 17- 11AM/3PM/7PM
 
 
Ticket Prices: 

Front Row: $75

VIP: $50

Price Level 3: $25

Price Level 4: $20

Read more about this exciting event on the official Disney on Ice Facebook or Twitter Accounts.
 
{Win a Family 4 Pack of Tickets to see Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic in Cleveland}
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We’re giving away a Family Four Pack To Opening Night!!!
Please click on the widget below to be walked through on how to enter the giveaway.  Thank you for entering and Good Luck!!
 

 


{Special Event Discounts}


Discounted Tickets Available:
* Opening Night tickets $15
* Kids Weekday Tickets $12
* Additional fees may apply
 
To purchase tickets please click here.
*I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events.
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Friday, December 04, 2015

Friday Favorites



Happy Friday Friends!!!  I hope you are all having a great week.  Hard to believe there are only 3 weeks until Christmas.  I was shopping at our local Target yesterday and judging by how picked over everything is already, I really need to pick up my Christmas shopping game!!! How is your Christmas shopping going so far? Are you one of those savvy shoppers who had everything wrapped by Black Friday or are you like me, running around the Mall on Christmas Eve, grabbing anything left that looks halfway decent? I am hoping to get everything done by the 21st, which also happens to be my sweet girl's birthday.  Wish me luck!!

I am excited to kick off the weekend by linking up with ErikaAndrea and Narci with a Friday Favorites post.  

Before we begin, I had to post the last picture of my home with all of the leaves officially on the ground (poor Jeff!).


Things look a bit different from when I took the first picture 10 weeks ago....


Fall is an amazing transformation!  Have all of the leaves come down yet where you live?  This week we also experienced our first significant snowfall.  Before I had a chance to take a picture of it, I blinked and it was pretty much all gone.  All 3 inches of it.  Gotta love this mild El NiƱo Winter we are having so far!


On Sunday we ventured out to cut down our Christmas tree for the very first time.  Typically we buy our tree pre-cut but thought it would be fun to do it ourself this year.  The kids had a blast helping us pick it out!


My little helpers...



And guess who also returned this week? 


Paci the Elf! Paci's name was fondly given to him by Jillian when she was 2 and obsessed with her pacifiers.  She called them Paci's and that is how Paci the Elf came to be.  Ha! 


My new #girlboss mug is my absolute favorite this week.  Could this mug not be more perfect?  It pretty much wraps up my love for my entrepreneurial spirit and my dedication to being my own boss.  There truly is no better feeling knowing you call all the shots when it comes to your career.  The sky truly is the limit as a #girlboss.  Love this!!!!


Speaking of being a girl boss, I am excited to share with you something new I have been working on.  Here is a little sneak peek...  any guesses? An official announcement will be coming in the next few days.


Another holiday favorite? 24/7 Christmas music.  Several local Cleveland radio stations has been playing Christmas music since the beginning of Novemeber.  Nothing gets me into the spirit of the holiday season more than Christmas music on the radio.  Except for maybe this....


Christmas movies on The Hallmark Channel!!!  Any chance I can, I try turning the channel which seems to be permanently on Disney Junior over to The Hallmark Channel.  Anyone else addicted to The Hallmark Channel to watch all their original Christmas movies this time of year?  I promise you will love it!!

Hope you all have an amazing weekend!!

XOXO
 
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