Friday, November 23, 2012

Disney on Ice celebrates 100 years!! MN GIVEAWAY of 4 tickets!!

Disney on Ice celebrates 100 years of Magic! I am so excited that Disney on Ice is coming to the Xcel Center again this year! We love watching the entertaining ice skating shows and performances. My kids are filled with joy when the magic comes to life on ice!

The show dates are December 6-9th, 2012 and it will be held at the Xcel center.  The tickets are available at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office, Ticketmaster Centers, by calling 1-800-745-3000, or online at To charge by phone using Ticketmaster TDD/TTY, call 1-800-359-2525.  Certain fees apply. (Groups 12+ call 651-312-3486).

The prices for the shows on OPENING NIGHT are ONLY $11!! That is an amazing deal!  Plus, you get to see the show first! :)

Other tickets for December 7-9th are $18/$24/$46/$69.
Join the celebration as 65 of Disney’s unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! You’ll be captivated by the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio and all the Disney Princesses. Be thrilled by exciting moments from The Lion King; Mulan; and Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Toy Story films; in a skating spectacular filled with magical Disney moments you’ll remember forever as Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!

Enter to win a family 4 pack of tickets!!
Tell me in the comments who inspires you the most and why. This is your first entry in this giveaway.

Other ways to enter to win (and please leave a separate comment for each entry):  Tweet this contest, Facebook promote, follow me on pintrest, add this to pintrest, google plus blog post, follow me on network blogs, subscribe to my blog, follow my blog, etc.  You can enter each day, as well with a new comment. 

Contest will end on the morning (before noon) on December 3rd.  I will announce the winner later that day.  One winner will win a family 4 pack of tickets for the opening night.

I am a Feld Family Activator. I was given the opportunity to host this giveaway, (4-pack of tickets) compliments of Feld Entertainment. I will also be given tickets for my family to attend the show. I am not paid for this posting or compensated for my time or written post.

***Winner is CrystalAM....Congrats!! I will notify you of how you can claim your tickets! Have a great time!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Chuao Chocolatier Giveaway!!

Chuao Chocolatier is Giving Away a Sweet Makeover
Are you tired of waxy, boring chocolate. YOU deserve the very best! Chuao is giving America a chocolate makeover with their handcrafted, all-natural gourmet goodies, now available in select Target stores and specialty retailers nationwide. To celebrate, they are launching a Sweet Makeover sweepstakes and offering you the chance to win a $1,000 designer shopping spree on, along with many other crave-worthy prizes!
To enter, you need to simply like Chuao’s Facebook page where you can then enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win the $1,000 designer shopping spree.  They are also giving away other amazing prizes each week:
  • A one-year subscription to Birchbox ($120 value)
  • A Broscato Vibrastrait flat iron ($150 value)
  • Philosophy Miracle Worker Collection ($190 value)
  • Clarisonic Mia2 Skin Cleansing System ($150 value)
  • Gourmet Chuao chocolate ($180 value)
So, go to the Chuao Facebook page, and enter to win!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Monster Trucks~ coming to the Metrodome! PLUS GIVEAWAY!!

MONSTER TRUCKS are coming to the Metrodome!! Aren't you excited?? I sure am! Guess what? I have the privilege to host a giveaway for a FAMILY 4 Pack of tickets!!
Our family is super excited that the Monster Trucks are coming to the Metrodome again!! Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. The shows are very entertaining and thrilling!  I love the high speed action, destruction, and amazement!  The kids talk about the show for weeks, and ask when we can go again!

Monster Jam events showcase freestyle and racing competition among custom-designed machines that average 12 feet tall by 12 feet wide, sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.  
The Monster Truck shows are VERY family friendly. I have brought my kids to these shows, even the littlest ones, and they LOVE it! Ear plugs are available, because it can get loud in there.

Tickets start at $15 for adults and $10 for children age 12 and under. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at, and by phone at 800-745-3000. Coupons for $5 off adult tickets are available at participating Advance Auto Parts locations from Nov. 12 - 30, click here, or while supplies last. Tickets will be available at the Metrodome Box Office beginning November 19 {box office purchases are cash only).

A SUBWAY Party in the Pits will be held from 2 - 5 p.m., prior to the 7 p.m. show on the Metrodome floor. The pre-show pit party gives fans (with a pit pass and event ticket) the chance to see the monster trucks up close, meet drivers, take pictures and get autographs. Pit passes will be available for free at all participating SUBWAY restaurants from Nov. 12 – Dec. 1, or while supplies last. Monster Jam, sanctioned by the United States Hot Rod Association, attracts over 100,000 fans annually in the Twin Cities area and more than 4 million fans each year at arenas and stadiums throughout the world. For additional information, visit
About Feld Motor Sports, Inc. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. productions include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy® Supercross, AMA Arenacross Series, Freestyle Motorcross and IHRA® Nitro Jam®. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment. For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit
About the United States Hot Rod Association: The United States Hot Rod Association originated in 1978 as a sanctioning body for truck and tractor pulling events, later expanding to produce mud and sand drag racing. The USHRA grew steadily and within its first decade emerged as the premier Monster Truck racing organization. Today the USHRA, together with Feld Motor Sports, produces quality events and involves coordinating competition, defining regulations and technical requirements, setting safety standards and officiating at each event. 

Please leave a comment on this blog post: if you have ever gone to a Monster Truck show, and what your experience was.  For additional entries: follow me on twitter, subscribe to my blog, follow me on pintrest, share on twitter, share on facebook, etc.....and please leave a comment for each extra entry. You can enter everyday until November 26th, 2012. I will draw a winner to receive one family four pack of tickets using  Please leave a way for me to contact you (like your e-mail address). THANKS and good luck!!

*Tickets were given to me and my family to attend this show for review purposes. I was also given the opportunity to host a giveaway for 4 tickets. I was not compensated for this blog post.*

The winner of the tickets is Atousa! Congratulations!!  I will contact you with the details!

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Where in the world??

I am back to blogging. Our life has been busy, busy, busy...and blogging got put on the back burner. So, I was checking out my last blog posts, the personal ones, and I last posted when my daughter, Katja was born. She is now almost 16 months old. She is walking, talking, and a sweet little monkey (loves to climb).  I will post a few pictures to give you a snap shot into the last year with her.
Big sister, Madelyn, loves her baby sister. She knew that she was going to have a baby sister when I was pregnant, and wouldn't even talk about the possibility of the baby being a boy. :)
Christmas Day 2011. Dressed to match with dresses courtesy of Grandma!
I love this face she was displaying at bath time!
Toes in the mouth to suck on. Can you do that? HA!
Easter Dad's like a baby kangaroo.
Four of the kids, spring of 2011. Caleb was in Awana last year, a church kid's club, and he had a Float-a-boat race. So, this is Caleb, Katja, Cole and Madelyn.
Katja enjoying the Duplo Legos at Mall of America's Lego World.
Oldest brother, Nathaniel, holding Katja in a bounce house this summer. She loved climbing in there with him and going down the big slide!  (He enjoyed it, too)
First time at the pool in a hotel. She looks so cute in her suit and robe.
McDonald's playland with one of her best friends, Kayla.
Katja and Caleb in the playplace toddler section.
Minnesota Zoo this summer in the play area.  We were just taking a break from walking around.

We have moved a few times in the last year, too.  We moved from our home of 5 years, to rent from my relatives for a few months. My husband build a house for us on a piece of land that we purchased through C4D.  He built the house with his own hands, with the help of the neighbors and a few close friends.  We moved in this spring, in March.  We are still in the building and will be working on it for quite awhile. Our goal is to be self sustaining, living "off-grid" and to implement a life style to live more simple.
Currently, we have running water, with our own well. We have a generator that we turn on to pump the water. We heat up water on the wood stove, now that it is colder outside, but this summer we heated the water on the gas stove. We use a cup to shower, scooping the water and pouring over our heads. Yes, we will have running hot water, someday, but everything costs, we are saving up.
I wash clothes in my wash machine, and this summer I hung the clothes out on the clothesline, that Terry made at work for us. :) We have to figure out how to run the dryer yet, because ours wouldn't work well with the generator. So, we are still wondering what to do with that. 

This is the garden that Terry planted this spring. He put up all the fencing and did a great job! We were quite impressed with the results that our garden produced this summer. It is so good to eat the food from your own land!  We look forward to next summer!
 This is the truck that Caleb build. The kids enjoy the new adventure of our home, too.
The kids love playing outside here. We have so much acreage to play on and explore!