The Cake Boss is coming to Rockford! discount code

Hey, local readers! Are you a fan of The Cake Boss? Do you want some decorating tips? Do you want to see Buddy Valastro?! If you’re in or around the Rockford area, don’t miss this fun and interactive show at the beautiful Coronado!

Buddy Valastro: The Cake Boss The Family Celebrations Tour

Join America’s favorite baker, Buddy Valastro, November 19th at the Coronado Performing Arts Center, for an all new show of cakes, stories, and fun. In this live, interactive event, TLC’s Cake Boss will share stories from his highly popular TV shows

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Family Travel: Residence Inn Vegas

~This post is written on behalf of the Residence Inn Vegas hotel. I stayed there for 3 nights in October 2013 and all opinions are my own!

I’m pretty sure everyone has the same thoughts when they hear about VEGAS. I mean, it’s the city of sin. It’s great for parties, a trip with the girls (or guys), and weekend getaways. They don’t say “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” for nothing, right?!

But imagine if Vegas could be a family trip… a place to take the kids. Why not? There’s SO much

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Cozumel beaches from vacation

Last week we were in Cozumel for a family vacation. It was our first time there and was wonderful! Yes, you can take the kids to an all-inclusive resort in Mexico 😉 They had awesome things for kids and the beach was perfect for them. I’ll have more on our family vacation later… in the meantime I just wanted to share the gorgeousness of the beaches! This is at the Park Royal resort… the beach area is surrounded on both sides by a pool with swim up bar, hot tub,

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where I’ve been for the past week… {wordless wednesday}


Rocky Mountain National Park: Estes Park area coupons

My brother lives in CO and I love going to visit because it’s beautiful there and there’s always so much to do! With a gorgeous backyard like CO, there’s always somewhere to hike, sights to see, wildlife, and tourist activities. My brother lives in Fort Collins and sometimes we like to explore nearby areas. A favorite is Estes Park and, of course, the Rocky Mountain National Park!

Rocky Mountain National Park attracts visitors from all over the world and it is right here in our own back yard. Come for a day, the

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2013 Kia Rio review from a family of 4

I’m a big fan of Kia and the husband and I are seriously in the market for a new car. Really, we need two new cars, but we’ll start with one for now lol. After being able to drive multiple vehicles for Kia, they’re at the top of our list. Did you know they offer an industry-leading 10-year/100,00-mile warranty program?! They really stand behind the quality of their vehicles. I recently received the Kia

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Summer in Rockford: Magic Waters Waterpark

I grew up in Rockford and that means I grew up swimming at Magic Waters. I loved it as a kid and spent many summers there with season passes. It’s crazy that now I have my own children that get to experience the same waterpark! Much of it is the same, but a lot has been updated and there have been a LOT of new slides and attractions added since I was a kid.

Magic Waters is one of the largest water

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