Saturday, March 17, 2012

Magic Whiteboard Review

As a homeschooling family, we live within our school rooms. The kitchen is the main desk, the backyard's the playground and every wall in our home is where my kids display their school work. It can be a little overwhelming at times to not be able to "get away from school." I try to make sure the school books and supplies are stored in the office so that we can have parties and friends over without having SCHOOL shoved in our faces.

One product we recently reviewed which fits nicely into that plan is the Magic Whiteboard. It's not a traditional whiteboard, with a solid form that eats up precious space. The Magic Whiteboard is a roll of plastic sheets that uses static cling to temporarily adhere to any flat surface.My family has been loving the freedom that this allows!

I stuck a sheet to the family room wall and Corinne and Evan used their dry erase markers to create a birthday poster for Justin's party. When the party was over, they moved it to the hallway for random art creations. The next week, we took it down and brought it to our homeschool co-op where we stuck it to the wall during our 3-legged race so that Justin could create a bracket system to find the ultimate champions.

Versatile and durable? Yes. We've only used 2 of the 10 sheets in 1 month (and that was only because my dear husband didn't know it wasn't trash and threw one away!).

The best feature of the Magic Whiteboard is that it is SO small and lightweight. For presentations which you will need to write as you talk, it's perfect. I haven't had a situation where we needed a project written up in advance and then transported, but we did fold up our bracket sheet and bring it home and the drawing was still in great condition.

Check out their website to find more information on the Magic Whiteboard!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Disney Live! Winner...

And #12 is Samantha! Congratulations, Samantha! I hope you and your little ones enjoy the show!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at the Emerald City Theater

Emerald City Theater presents yet another lovely children's production!

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
is live on the Apollo stage from now through June 13. Tickets start at $13 for children and $16 for adults OR you can use this code, TERIBL, to save 20% off all full-priced children's tickets.

My family and I have attended several Emerald City productions and have enjoyed them all. They're a great way to introduce your children to live theater without the fear that their youth will disturb other patrons or that the material will be above their comprehension or maturity. Alexander and the... Day is a story about a boy who is just having ONE OF THOSE DAYS. You know the type of day I am talking about. My kids can't wait to see it when we attend in April!

Tickets are subject to availability. Service charges and handling fees will apply. This offer is not valid on previously purchased tickets or in combination with any other offer. Not valid with other promotional offers or gift certificates. Discount applies only to full price child tickets.

Disney Live! ticket giveaway!!

Disney Live! is presenting a new show called Three Classic Fairy Tales, coming to the Rosemont Theatre on March 16-18. You can purchase discounted tickets for Non-VIP tickets using the code MOM at the Ticketmaster checkout. This code is valid for these shows:

March 16 10:30 am

March 17 11:00 am & 5:00 pm

Opening Night Fri. March 16 6:30pm performance tickets are just $10!

OR, you can enter below to win a family pack of 4 for the Friday, March 16th @ 6:30 pm or Saturday, March 17 @ 5pm performances (your choice!)

Ways to enter:

~ Comment with who you'd like to take (1 entry)

~ Share this giveaway on Twitter, 1 comment/entry for every Tweet, as many tweets as you'd like! Please use the hashtag #ChiDisneyLive3FairyTales and link back.

I've seen a few Disney Live! productions and they've all been very well done. If you have a princess loving child in your life, this is definitely something you'll all enjoy!

This is a speedy fast giveaway so your chances of winning are awesome. I'll pick the winner on the night of Sunday the 11th, so get busy entering ASAP!!

Comments are closed. Winner will be announced later tonight....

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Winner Winner!

The winner of the Home Run Inn giveaway is #8, Rita, from ChiTown Cheapskate! Congrats and enjoy!