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#Dryel has new packaging for 2018!

#Dryel has new packaging for 2018!

December 29, 2017 | Comments (0)

Dryel has new packaging and new formulas in time for the New Year. The fabric care that is affordable and will not shrink, stretch or fade your favorite outfits. At 90% savings, the patented protection and great, new-long-lasting scent makes Dryel the best choice for any wardrobe. Each box will now include a free stain […]

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Sababa Water is Ending Childhood Hunger

Sababa Water is Ending Childhood Hunger

December 23, 2017 | Comments (0)

Sababa has given 150, 000 meals to children. One out of six children in America is hungry. That is thirteen million food insecure students whose lack of nutrition is impairing their ability to thrive socially, emotionally, physically and academically. With every bottle sold, Sababa Water donates a meal. Sababa Water is a water with a […]

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Santa's HQ #Rosemont #BlackFriday

Santa’s HQ #Rosemont #BlackFriday

November 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

2017’s Santa’s Headquarters is nestled in Macerich’s 53,000 square foot Fashion Outlets of Chicago, in Rosemont, Illinois.  Now open, right alongside 130 designer outlet stores, is your reason to start the holiday season off right! Visit Santa in his new modernized sleigh, make “Elfie Selfies” and star in your own video. Kids can use the “Elf-Ray Vision” […]

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Shari's Corner

How are you keeping your kids busy this Winter Break?

How are you keeping your kids busy this Winter Break?

December 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

Our girls are speeding towards Winter Break, which means they will be home for two weeks. We’re looking forward to some downtime when they spend the day in pajamas. The other days, we’re looking for some activities that give them stories to tell when they go back to school and create fun holiday memories. A […]

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The House Theatre creates a joyful ballet-free Nutcracker

The House Theatre creates a joyful ballet-free Nutcracker

November 30, 2017 | Comments (0)

An outing to the Nutcracker is a holiday tradition for many families. This holiday season, families can find a delightful, ballet-free version of the Nutcracker at Chicago’s House Theatre that incorporated the story you know with a whimsical set and quirky characters. This enchanting Wicker Park theater was filled with terrific actors whose credits would shine on […]

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Chicago area theaters offer holiday performances for younger children

Chicago area theaters offer holiday performances for younger children

November 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

‘Tis the season for families to plan holiday outings. When our girls were little, we struggled to find age-appropriate events with other families dealing with squirmy kids. These three wonderful productions are perfect for families with young children. The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party Peter Rabbit, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Simpkin the cat all play major roles in this […]

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Healthy Living

Make This Your Best Year Ever!

Make This Your Best Year Ever!

December 31, 2017 | Comments (0)

Make This Your Best Year Ever!   It’s said that if you fail to plan you’re planning to fail. I do like the idea of setting a plan for the new year in major areas of your life. For me that means looking at goals for health, wealth and personal development. What key things will […]

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Finishing Strong, Starting Fresh

Finishing Strong, Starting Fresh

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Finishing Strong, Starting Fresh Once in awhile you get a flash of self-knowledge. This learning can be empowering and useful or paralyzing and depressing. It really is up to you how you take it and what you do with it. For me, I have learned over the years that I am an outstanding starter. Throughout […]

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Giving Thanks, Really

Giving Thanks, Really

November 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

Giving Thanks, Really   This time of year our thoughts move toward what we’re going to prepare for our feast, who will be sitting next to whom at the table, and who has priority over the tv remote control. Life gets hectic, adding more tasks to do and errands to run to our already busy […]

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Kailen's Imaginations

2017 Winter Wonderfest Navy Pier #Chicago

2017 Winter Wonderfest Navy Pier #Chicago

December 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

Navy Pier Winter Wonderfest is #Chicago’s largest, and most festive, winter playground. December 1 to January 7th is more than enough time to cover 170,000 square feet a few times! Slides, rides and Chicago Blackhawks Ice Skating Rink , Winter Wonderwhirl, Winter Wondertown, Dasher’s and Crashers Bumper Cars and more in a beautiful decor of lights […]

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Santa Suite at the Swissôtel #Chicago

Santa Suite at the Swissôtel #Chicago

December 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

Tired of running from house to house on Christmas Day? The holidays can be hectic, so no one will blame you if a family decision is made to book a suite at the Swissôtel Chicago to see Santa and relax! The Christmas Swissôtel Events can certainly help the family de-stress after a long year of school […]

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Teletubbies: Silly Fun, Let's Sing and Dance

Teletubbies: Silly Fun, Let’s Sing and Dance

December 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Laa-Laa, Po, Dipsy, and Tinky Winky get together to laugh themselves silly just in time for the holidays. In Silly Fun there are funny jokes and dances. The group gets together for a steam train ride and look at their reflections. Total fun and silliness ensues. Let’s Sing & Dance is a compilation of episodes that focus […]

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Reviews & Other Recent Articles

OWC Newertech Inc. Solutions

OWC Newertech Inc. Solutions

| December 9, 2017 | Comments (0)

Thomas PR has a wonderful 2017 gift guide. OWC batteries, docking stations and outlets can be found with Newertech Inc.  The award winning company sells performance tools for Macintosh, PC’s,  iPhones, iPods, and iPads, and more and are located in Woodstock, Illinois. The best solutions for multi-device homes. Innovative work and home solutions making life easier and […]

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Milkadamia is Delicious

Milkadamia is Delicious

| December 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Milkadamia offers a tasty, healthy alternative to dairy. Bold and delicious, Milkadamia is available in Vanilla, Unsweetened and Original. Headquartered in Chicago, Australian Jindilli Family Farms uses regenerative farming practices that focus on building soil, water conservation and following the natural growth process of the macadamia nut. Recently 75,000 new trees were planted. Dairy-free, NON-GMO, […]

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Find #Holiday #Spirits at The Walnut Room

Find #Holiday #Spirits at The Walnut Room

| December 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

The World Famous Walnut Room is most festive during the Christmas Holiday Season. It was the first restaurant to ever be opened inside a department store. It is 17,000 feet of classic atmosphere and culinary joy. It boasts Circassian wood paneling that was imported from Russia with Austrian chandeliers. Many families have made a holiday visit […]

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NEW Post-it and Fiskars Products

NEW Post-it and Fiskars Products

| December 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

Post-it Brand and Fiskars have great desk and project tools as you plan out your holiday crafts. The #1 Teacher-Recommended Brand, patented and designed with larger finger loops and ergonomic thumb loops to provide a natural and comfortable grip. Blades are available in special sizes and in blunt or pointed-tip, kids, left-handed, big-kids and student. […]

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Volt Resistance!

Volt Resistance!

| December 2, 2017 | Comments (0)

Dress warm for the winter months with heated clothing! Life in the Midwest is often subjected to frozen temperatures so wearing anything heated is often preferred. With bad weather, changing tires, refilling windshield wiper fluid, or attending Holiday Light Ceremonies and Christmas markets will be MUCH more comfortable with VOLT. The patented Zero Layer Heat System is designed so […]

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Finding Gobi

Finding Gobi

| November 29, 2017 | Comments (0)

The incredible story of Dion Leonard is such an inspirational tale brought to life as a picture book for readers 4-8 years old, and as a traditional children’s book for 8-12 year olds. An adult version is also available as of June 2017. Sharing in the real-life experience of the marathon runner and a stray […]

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#BlackFriday #CyberMonday Chamilia Jewelry SALE

#BlackFriday #CyberMonday Chamilia Jewelry SALE

| November 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

Chamilia, A Swavorski Company, has a gorgeous, interchangeable jewelry line that includes necklaces, earrings, charms, beads, bracelets and memorable keepsakes. Delicate and dainty, these pieces let you tell a story. Bangles, leather, and sterling silver items that can share expressions of romance, sibling-love, congratulations, and all of life’s special moments. Use the CODE: ALLIWANT30 to receive 30% […]

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#GrizzlyJacks Grand Bear Resort

#GrizzlyJacks Grand Bear Resort

| November 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

Black Friday 2017 is only a few days away and the Northwoods Niche Gift Shop at Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort has specials available for all holiday gift-giving needs! Booking a few days at this Illinois resort is a perfect excursion. Families can visit Honey Pot Sweet Shop for specialty coffee, teas, bakery fresh doughnuts […]

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Edoughble Eating!

Edoughble Eating!

| November 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

Edoughble is completely edible ice-cream. It is 100% safe to eat and is made with NO raw ingredients, no chemical leaveners. The flavors are hand-made using Callebaut Dark Belgian Chocolate, all-natural rainbow sprinkles, chocolate sandwich cookies, hand-whipped, organic vanilla frosting and cinnamon cobbler crumble and personal recipes. Because you can order Do-it-yourself kits, this product […]

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Cirque du Soleil introduces Crystal - A Breakthrough Ice Experience

Cirque du Soleil introduces Crystal – A Breakthrough Ice Experience

| November 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

  This week, the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil creative team brings its newest show, Crystal by Cirque du Soleil, to the Chicago area. Described as an experience exploring the artistic attributes of ice for the very first time, Crystal by Cirque du Soleil was specifically created for arenas. ,     Crystal by Cirque du Soleil is a state-of-the-art production that creates […]

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DaddysHome2

DaddysHome2

| November 10, 2017 | Comments (0)

Dusty ( Mark Wahlberg ) and  Brad ( Will Ferrell ) are back as co-dads in this funny holiday feature. The crazy family dynamics continue, but this Christmas Season they are joined by their own dads, John Lithgow and Mel Gibson! Sean Anders directs the team again as they cover Daddy issues, co-parenting children and […]

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Zinc Flyte, the perfect companion

Zinc Flyte, the perfect companion

| November 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Zinc Flyte Case Scooters are fun and practical. Designed in the United Kingdom by Simon to appease the “young Simon”,  these suit-cases/backpacks/scooters are durable and easy to operate. Available in “Mini”, “MIDI”, and “Maxi”, the Zinc Flyte is the perfectly priced item for the upcoming holiday travel season or as a holiday gift item. Zinc Flyte […]

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