Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Crown Center and Kaleidoscope Kansas City ... Make Your Own Puzzle!


So my plan for the day was to go to Crown Center and take the kids to Kaleidoscope. We made it! We got tickets around 2 for the 3:30 session and waited in line at 3:20 with a ton of other people. This is a popular attraction in KC because it’s FREE and awesome. Sponsored by Hallmark Cards, who has their headquarters right next door, this is a fun, bright attraction for kids of all ages.

Each session only lasts 40 minutes so your kids who really like to take their time creating will want to put supplies into their bags for working at home. By supplies I mean paper cut-outs in different shapes, stickers, bows, yarn and more. Make sure the kids make a puzzle while they are there, though! They color on a square of cardboard then put it through a puzzle-maker!

Also don’t miss the glow-in-the-dark room, where you can paint with melted crayon wax.


This is a must-visit thing with kids when you come to Kansas City!

The Curious George exhibit was nuts, so we vacated fast

Eating our snacks in the food court area

A quick pic at Fritz's

Sam's puzzle at Kaleidoscope
At Kaleidoscope

My Function Junction bowls
Here's a post about my new bowls; it's fascinating. Here's a post of all sorts of fun things to do with kids in Kansas City at Crown Center.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Redecorating Without Losing Your Sanity ... a Post for My Mother

In case you missed it, here's a post about Picking Paint Colors with my Husband.

My mom won't be over anytime soon and I really wanted her to see my colors, so these pictures are for you, Mom! The colors are called Adorable and Peach Bud. Two walls are dark and 4 are light, as per Mr. Kerrie's decision. I don't really care. I could live here forever like this or move tomorrow. Can you believe we stripped pink wallpapers and now are painting pink? At least the pink carpet will be ripped up soon! Don't ask how we arrived at this decision ... looooooooooong process but not really to painful this time around, as now Aron knows I have awesome taste from watching decorating shows (not from being girlie)!


Now we are stripping the other 2 big walls to paint them light, then ripping up the carpet. At the same time, we are thinking on kitchen fun and loving the new oven!

And check out what your amaze-balls son-in-law also did for me! It's temporary for now, but will be permanent! Counterspace!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Free Entertainment for Kids in Kansas City ... Watching Construction Workers


I told my mom I would post these pictures because they are hilarious. This is our current summer fun: watching our street get torn up and our driveway get torn out (notice in the top picture we only have 1/3 of our driveway left!). Soon we get to watch them put in new curbs and a new hike/bike trail and tear into our backyard and tear down and replace our wood fence, etc. More free entertainment to come!

Here's what I was doing in the garage at a table while they were watching the show for a few hours.

Monday, July 8, 2013

July 12: Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Day = Free Food

Yes, it's that time of year again! Time for Chick-fil-A's Cow Appreciation Event! Here are our pictures from last year! I am challenging you to do this because you entire family will eat for free and all you have to do is put on a trash bag and tape dots to it if you aren't creative (like me!). Let me know how it goes!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

BUY IT! Try It Dry, Dry Shampoo Review

Holy cow, I have been living in a cave or something because I knew dry shampoo existed but I didn't know I should not have been living without it! I mean, I am FORTY-TWO years old, people, and I had never used dry shampoo, let alone this rockin' Batiste brand dry shampoo! Let me calm down and discuss this product rationally:


  1. I needed this all those days I could not shower due to having a baby nursing all day long on me.
  2. I needed this when I went camping with my boyfriend (now husband) and could not shower all weekend but still wanted to look pretty.
  3. I need this NOW because I only shower every other day in the interest of saving 1/2 an hour every other day of my life. I take care of my other body parts as far as keeping them refreshed, but my bangs get a little GREASY! I had started putting face powder on them to dry them out, but Batiste Dry Shampoo works so much better, smells great and can be touched up anytime.
  4. I also tried this on my girls and they love it. And their two girlfriends who were over love it.

Here's my before picture, first thing on a Saturday morning, hair greasy, no makeup touch-ups. This photo has not been retouched, friends, and when you get to be my age, you just don't care!

And my after picture. Stunning, if I do say so myself ... haha!


Here's some info from the sponsor:
"Summers are full of events, outdoor activities and long weekends. Batiste is a quick 
and convenient way to give your hair the boost it needs! Batiste banishes oily roots 
and revitalizes greasy, dull & lifeless hair between washes, without water. 
Most dry shampoos are made with corn starch - but not Batiste! It's made with 
rice starch, which is lighter on your hair so it won't weigh it down or leave a 
heavy residue! It can also be used to add volume to fine hair. Give Batiste 
a try when you're running late, camping, or just because you want to!"

Here are some of their pics:


You can do what I did and connect with Batiste on Facebook and Twitter!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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