Rink Side Sports & Family Entertainment Center {Gurnee, IL} Review

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We have been to Gurnee Mills numerous times and somehow we have totally missed that they have an amazing Ice Arena and Entertainment facility there!  Yes right in the mall there is Rink Side Sports & Family Entertainment Center!  It is a 60,000 square foot facility that features mini-golf, ice skating, laser tag and an […]

In the Aldi Test Kitchen & Some Aldi Tips {Day 2} #inthealdikitchen

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Day 2 of the ALDI Test Kitchen event was a short day of visiting an actual ALDI store and then headquarters.  We were bused to the local ALDI and met by the regional manager who walked us through the store and talked to us about ALDI and their products. Some things I learned about ALDI: […]

In the Aldi Test Kitchen & Visiting Their HQ {Day 1} #inthealdikitchen

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So ALDI is my go-to store for quick trips and I probably stop there at least twice a month.  I wish I could say all my shopping was done there but there are some items they don’t carry or certain brands I prefer.  I will say though after visiting the ALDI headquarters a few weeks […]

Kenmore Blogger Summit 2012 – Day 2 #CookMore

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Day 2 of the Kenmore Bloggers Summit was our final day and it was a full day from 7:30-5.  After a nice breakfest buffet at the LM Bistro at our hotel (Hotel Felix) we were again off to the Kenmore Live Studios.  The day was going to be full of cooking demonstrations, challenges (using Kenmore […]

Kenmore Blogger Summit 2012 – Day 1 #CookMore

A few weeks ago I got the chance to attend my second Kenmore Blogger Summit here in Chicago.  What is the Kenmore Summit you may be wondering? Well it was a two day somewhat-conference all about Kenmore. The event started out with my quick drive into the city and then checked in at Hotel Felix.  […]

Our Thoughts on Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents “Dragons” #ChiRingling

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Ringling Bros® and Barnum & Bailey Presents Dragons Allstate Arena: Nov. 1-11. 2012 United Center: Nov. 14-25, 2012 Last week my family and I attended the newest show by Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey, “Dragons.” The show was our third circus as a family and each year they continue to amaze me! First off, […]

Visiting Honey Baked Ham & Hot Coupon! #HoneyBakedBloggers

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Last week I got the chance to attend my local Honey Baked Ham and all I can say is “Wow!”  Now for me, I always thought they were just a place that sold hams for the holidays, but that is just one aspect of them.  They sell hams, turkeys, beef, sides, desserts, everyday!  You can […]

Breaking the Guinness World Record with Halloween Costumes! #KmartWorldRecord

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A few weeks ago, Gavin and headed over to Kmart to wach history in the making - Monty (Monternez Rezell of America’s Got Talent) was going to break the Guinness Book of World Records of trying on 150 Halloween costumes within 8 hours.  The director said they decided to take on this challenge after realizing just […]

Chicago Cutlery Cooking Event

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Last week I got the chance to head over to The Chopping Block in Chicago for a cooking demonstration and to learn more about how to use the New Chicago Cutlery DesignPro knives. As an ambassador I have written two posts about them so far and I was excited to attend this local event to […]