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First Time Visit to the Ohio Renaissance Festival #review

Posted October 19, 2015 By dealinanddishin

TweetBack in July I had received an offer to receive tickets for my family to go the Ohio Renaissance Festival in exchange for sharing about the event and our experiences for US Family Guide. The Ohio Renaissance Festival is only open September 5- October 25 on Saturdays and Sundays. We just got back yesterday from […]

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Long Overdue Update

Posted October 12, 2015 By dealinanddishin

Tweet This is a very long overdue update. Last I wrote I was in a dark place with my Dad in the hospital, Mom needing a hysterectomy, and not sure what all was going to happen. He had Congestive Heart Failure from a lot of water retention (at least 6 lbs. came off during his […]

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TweetI was given the opportunity as a US Family Blogger to share about the upcoming Ohio Renaissance FestivalĀ  in Waynesville, OH running September 5- October 25 (Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day). I have a coupon code below to use when ordering tickets. I will receive tickets for my family of 4 to attend the festival […]

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Tweet Inside the Economy Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis We went for an overnight visit to St. Louis when LEGO KidsFest was there. We had been to St. Louis for our family vacation over the Summer, but hadn’t gone downtown. This was the perfect time to explore a bit between our […]

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And Then It Was Done

Posted January 25, 2015 By dealinanddishin

TweetFriday was the end of our Cub Scouting life. We have been in since 1st grade as Tiger Scouts and Friday was our Blue and Gold banquet to celebrate the Webelos II completing scouting and for those crossing over to Boy Scouts. We chose to not cross over. The boy isn’t real big into camping, […]

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24 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Posted November 30, 2014 By dealinanddishin

Tweet Snowflake came to our house on December 1st last year, and started her activities the following day with one last one on Christmas. She usedĀ  toys around the house with some great results. Some days she gave the kids little gifts, or suggestions like making cookies. Our elf is about fun, and not so […]

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Return of our Elf on the Shelf Announcement Idea

Posted November 28, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetWe start our Elf on the Shelf on December 1st. That’s when we start our Lego Advent calendars as well. That’s much easier for me to remember. This is our second year of welcoming, Snowflake, to our home. I thought Snowflake would like to send a note announcing her upcoming visit. What fun is it […]

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Back to School is Kicking my Butt!

Posted September 16, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetI realized I haven’t written in I don’t know how long, so I thought while I sit here enjoying a Redd’s Apple Ale I would write a little update! So, my son started 5th grade (next year Middle school…Ack!) and my daughter started 1st grade. I am in my last months of being a Cub […]

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Birthday Weekend

Posted August 29, 2014 By dealinanddishin

Tweet So this weekend my son turns 11…holy hell..11 years old!! Time is moving so fast I really hate it sometimes. So often it seems we wish our days away. We want Monday or over, or can’t wait until the weekend, Christmas, vacation, etc. Just got to remember to slow down and enjoy these years. […]

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Photo Scavenger Hunt

Posted August 8, 2014 By dealinanddishin

Tweet We had a Cub Scout trip to Squire Boone Caverns (Corydon, IN) for our Webelos II to earn their Geology and Forestry activity pins. This is a very long day! The place is around 2 hours away plus in a time zone an hour ahead of us. The first class started at 10 am […]

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