19 December 2014

Monster Jam! - January 10, 2015

Still looking for fun plans in the new year? One of our favorites every year is Monster Jam - this year at Ford Field in Detroit on January 10. The 'pit party' is from 2PM - 5PM, and the real show starts at 7PM.

Of course we always like the tricks best - hopefully Jack will stay awake that long this year! Hahaha...

For this show, I've got a great deal for you:
Visit this link for exclusive savings:$15 tickets with code MJ15 (Additional Fees may apply at the time of purchase, Limit 6 tickets per order, Not valid on Front Row or Gold Circle seating) 

January already crazy busy? Remember there's another show just around the corner on February 28, 2015, back at Ford Field. 

10 Random Things for Friday

  1. I always want the title to auto-fill once I start typing, but it doesn't do that on Blogger.
  2. I'm chilling for a few minutes before my shower and using the Stripper detoxifying face mask. I'm tingly!
  3. Today is the last day of school before holiday break - yippee!! I love having Maggie home with Jack and I :)
  4. Anyone still play Candy Crush? I feel like I've been on level 410 FOREVER! Maybe I should take a day and just make it a goal? I usually just play the five lives or so that I 'get' each day.
  5. Less than a week til Christmas, and I think I'm mostly just waiting on deliveries. I do want to get a few more things for hubby's stockings, and I've asked him to get something for a couple other relatives from the kids. But I'm quite proud to say I was really on top of it, and my savings plan earlier in the year worked so I could get most of the gifts taken care of online a month or more ago! Yay!
  6. I'm having a Facebook party for my Perfectly Posh business. It will start the day after Christmas and run about a week. If you want to be invited, please let me know. :)
  7. Don't forget to enter to win the Harlem Globetrotters tickets!
  8. We have literally eaten out every day this week except Monday. Tuesday night was date night, Wednesday hubby came home a little early and we decide it would be fun, and last night hubby came home instead of working, so anything I could make without thawing didn't sound..well, yummy! So we went out with another neighborhood family. Tonight he's working again, and I don't cook for just the kids and I...
  9. I'm so glad to have a relatively relaxing weekend before the holiday. Tomorrow we have nothing planned, and Sunday we'll head out to see the Detroit Zoo's Wild Lights show!
  10. Hope your holidays are going well too, and things are as merry as all the season music tells us they should be ;)

18 December 2014

Thankful Thursday (The Premier Edition)

I didn't follow through with the 30 Days of Thankful (otherwise known as November) on Facebook this year. It seems repetitive to me.

See, I do this fabulous activity from The Mind Aware with Dana Wilde that's called '10 Minutes before Bed.' It helps focus your mind on things that are good to focus on before the semi-hypnotic state we call sleep. Part of the activity is listing what you're thankful for (or what's going right, or a few other options once you've been doing it for a while). So every night, before I go to bed, I make a list under a heading that says gratitude, or thankful, or appreciation...you get the idea.

I've chosen to take a day every week on my blog and talk about one or more things that make me feel thankful.

Today I'm really thankful for a nice simple one. Warm things. I hate the cold. I appreciate my heated mattress pad, snuggling under the covers, the magic blanket in our family room (which is magic because it makes you fall asleep once you're under it all warm and cozy), hoodie sweatshirts, and a working furnace, just to name a few.

Feel free to join in! Add what you're thankful for in the comments, or write your own post and link back. Talking about what we're thankful for makes everyone feel more blessed and positive, I think.

17 December 2014

Harlem Globetrotters are BACK!

I've got another great holiday gift/family activity idea for you today.

Did you catch the Harlem Globetrotters at the Palace of Auburn Hills last time? They were a BLAST! Maggie still repeats some of the jokes from their show. It was truly great for all ages.

And they're coming again!


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their unrivaled family show, featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet, to The Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Tickets at $42.50 VIP, $27.50 reserved and $18 general admission and four-packs at $135 VIP, $90 reserved and $55 general admission go on sale Monday, October 6 at 10 a.m. at Palacenet.com, The Palace Ticket Store and all Ticketmaster locations, including The Locker Room Store at Great Lakes Crossing. Tickets may be also charged by phone to American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard by calling 800.745.3000. Front Row and Courtside seating is also available. Information on group and scout tickets can be found at harlemglobetrotters.com.

With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family – creating memories that will last a lifetime.

The Globetrotters will face a great challenge this year, as the infamous Washington Generals are more determined than ever to beat the Globetrotters. The Generals, the last team to beat the Globetrotters, are now coached by a former member of that 1971 team. They are on a mission and will do whatever it takes to win, with a new strategy that’s sure to give the Globetrotters a run for their money.

Want a better deal??
Here’s the link for discounted tickets:
Promo code:  globie
Lower level tickets:  $21.00 (Normally $27.50)
Upper Level tickets:  $13.50 (Normally $18.00)

Fine, if you insist - want to WIN your tickets??

Here you go!

To enter, just post a comment on this blog post with your favorite basketball team OR Harlem Globetrotter's memory.

Want another chance to win? SHARE this post and come back to the comments here and let me know.

All entries must be received by Friday, December 26 at midnight ET. I'll draw a winner the old-fashioned way (via Random.org) Saturday morning.

Good luck! 

Happy Holidays!

16 December 2014

Which Reindeer are YOU?

You Are Blitzen
Always in good spirits, you're the reindeer who loves to party down with Santa.

Why You're Naughty: You're always blitzed on Christmas Eve, while flying!

Why You're Nice: You mix up a mean eggnog martini.

11 December 2014

Eat Like an Animal - WINNER!

Congrats to Sharon K for winning the $100 gift card from Door to Door Organics, along with a family four-pack of tickets to the Detroit Zoo's Wild Lights display running weekend evenings now through December 31.

Throwback Thursday

Well, I had to go back and browse a bit of nostalgia to find it, but here's the first photo I ever posted on this blog:

It's the tattoo on the outside of my right ankle. The post (from August 24, 2003) doesn't say exactly when I got it, but it looks pretty healed there. 

What tattoos do you have? This was actually my third, if I recall correctly. I have two others, which I believe I got before this one.

03 December 2014

Eat Like an Animal! - CONTEST - CLOSED

Door to Door Organics has partnered with the Detroit Zoo to create a fun, colorful ReZoopie® cookbook to help you tempt your kids into eating healthy fruits and vegetables, just like their favorite animals.

You can check out your free copy of the cookbook here. There are great, inventive ways to use the goodies you may get in a Door to Door Organics fresh box, as well as a few tidbits about the animals who may enjoy them too! Take a look and see what you'll make first.

We've gotten the Door to Door Organics boxes before. It's a fun way to try some new things and have fresh favorites delivered to your door! If you're a new customer, use the promo code DETROITZOO for $10 off your order.

For a chance to win a $100 Door to Door Organics card and a family four-pack of tickets to the Detroit Zoo Wild Lights show this month, keep reading!

To enter, just post a comment on this blog post with your favorite recipe from the ReZoopie® cookbook.
Want another chance to win? SHARE this post on your blog or Facebook and come back to the comments here and let me know.

All entries must be received by Wednesday, December 10 at midnight ET. I'll draw a winner the old-fashioned way (via Random.org) Thursday morning.

Good luck!

30 November 2014

12 Days of Christmas - Day 12

So daunting to pick just one more thing for Day 12!

I already have little ideas creeping around that may need to go in a 'stocking stuffers' idea list.

I keep coming back to thinking about clothes, but I can't possibly expect someone else to figure out what I want if  I can't find it myself, right? I love my hoodies, and I really like the sweater I posted earlier. I'll want either skinny pants/jeans or leggings to go with that tunic sweater, and possibly some other tunic tops/sweaters too.

Or new pots/pans, or dishes, or towels. Hmmmm...

Okay. While all of those are valid ideas (albeit without details), my 12th day request (hehehe) will be for a gift certificate for an experience I wouldn't pay for myself. The first two ideas to come to mind are a massage, or a night out at Painting with a Twist.

How's that for a creative finale? ;)