Melissa & Doug Suspend Game


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Today is the last full day for free super saver shipping to receive by December 24th. Melissa & Doug Game Suspend Players must use one hand to hang and balance the individual game rods on the frame without causing the structure to collapse. If you touch any of the suspended game pieces with your other hand, you have to take back your piece, losing your turn. Should you cause one or more pieces to fall, you have to pick them up and add them to your pile. The first player to run out of … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Haunted House Decorating Fun!


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Our Family Fun Activity featured turning a Gingerbread House Kit into a Haunted House for Halloween. The kids had a blast making this eerie (and messy) house. Earlier in the week, I had to make an unplanned shopping trip for Halloween-themed candies. You see, I bought the kids a couple of Gingerbread House kits at Costco (to decorate next month). While I took the time to answer the phone and give my sister some travel information, they opened the kits. Being that it was too early to … [Read more...]

Disneyland on a Budget


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My family loves Disneyland! We have been going to The Happiest Place on Earth every year, for the past 17 years. Our favorite time to go is during the off-season. It's less crowded and there are higher discounts available. This year we booked our package through Costco and got everything the other companies offered, plus dinner for 6 at Goofy's Kitchen ($164 value) and a $20 Disney Gift Card - for the same price! Get your Disney Parks Vacation Planning DVD. Going during the off-season … [Read more...]

$3.99 Family Fun Magazine Subscription


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Family Fun's goal is for parents to enhance the time spent with their children. A typical issues explores learning activities, vacation planning and reviews of children's books, videos and music. Use code: WIZARDS … [Read more...]

Our Visit to the Jelly Belly Factory


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Did you know that you can visit companies that offer tours for FREE? This week, I took the kids to the Jelly Belly Factory Tour in Fairfield, CA. Aside from being free, we received free samples and learned the process of making delicious Jelly Belly Beans. We went to Jelly Belly on a weekday, when the factory was in full swing and operational. You can still take the free tour on weekends, you just miss out on seeing the candy making process in person. As we walked inside, we were greeted … [Read more...]

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park


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  There is no better way to kick off summer than at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, the park is 1,013 (3 miles long by ½ mile wide) acres and the 3rd largest park to be visited.  Living in the East Bay of San Francisco is the hub of great family outings, for as little as gas in the car and a picnic lunch, you can take tours of the greatest places on earth.  San Francisco is diverse in cultures; arts, music, festivals, museums, street fairs, entertainers, and architecture.  Golden Gate … [Read more...]

San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge Turns 75


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Fort Point Located Under Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco is celebrating its iconic Golden Gate Bridge.  People come from all over the world to see the prettiest bridge in the world year after year. All you have to do is step onto the bridge to feel your foot move from side to side. It can even be un-nerving to others as if by chance the moment they step on it there will no doubt be an earthquake at that moment. The Golden Gate Bridge turns 75 years old this weekend and they are set for a party … [Read more...]