Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

Disclosure: I was given a Toyota RAV4 to drive around town, in order to do this review. No other compensation was received.  A few years ago I decided that I didn't really need an SUV anymore, and we moved down to a small car. I didn't regret that decision at all, until I needed to fit 3 car-seats in the backseat. It just won't work, I tried every single configuration to get the 2 booster seats, and a rear-facing car seat back there... nope. Enter my hero, Toyota, and their offer to let … [Read more...]

Minions screening Denver

Minions movie poster

Do you want to see MINIONS before it hits theaters? Click on the link to enter to win an admit-four pass for an advance screening on Tuesday, July 7th in Denver! Seats in the theater are first-come, first-serve so PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY! MINIONS opens everywhere on July 10th!   MINIONS … [Read more...]

Toyota and Denver Zoo Giraffe Encounter

Giraffe encounter

If you've been to the Denver Zoo in the last couple of years, and seen the Toyota Elephant Passage, then you already know that Toyota is hard at work helping to make our zoo one of the coolest around! Toyota has stepped up the zoo game with their latest project: The Denver Zoo Giraffe Encounter! The Denver Zoo Giraffe Encounter is a $190,000 renovation of the giraffe habitat, which allows zoo guests and giraffes to interact in a way we haven't been able to before. The new exhibit allows … [Read more...]

Water World

Mile High Flyer

Our family trip to Water World is one of our favorite family traditions! We get our swimming gear ready the day before the "big trip," and we take a trip to the store to pick out all of the snacks, and drinks for the day, and we get the cooler ready to go. The morning of our visit, we wake up early to get our bathing suits on, and head out for the day!  We sprung for the Tube Valet, and if you are over the age of 16 (and especially if you have young kids going with you!) this is … [Read more...]

Wicked Denver


BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ AND WINNIE HOLZMAN BASED ON THE NOVEL BY GREGORY MAGUIRE DENVER – WICKED, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster returns to Denver at The Buell Theatre June 3-July 5 only. Tickets are on sale now at or by calling 303.893.4100. World of Wicked  Special Performance on Monday, June 8 at noon. Visit the World of WICKED through June 14 at Cherry Creek Shopping Center Grand Court. "Step Behind the Emerald Curtain" and see WICKED come to life in a … [Read more...]

Dog DNA test- Wisdom Panel

Wisdom panel logo

  Two years ago we got the most adorable little puppy from a puppy rescue, and all that we knew about her was that they thought she was a "lab mix," and she was from New Mexico. I didn't think I would ever really care what different breeds made her who she is, but now, I really do care for some reason! I think it would be nice to know why she nips at my kids when they run, why she tries to grab me by the arm when she wants something, etc. and maybe those are things that are natural for … [Read more...]

Stanley Hotel in Estes Park


Nestled in the heart of Estes Park, Colorado can be found a grand hotel; one that is known for many things, including, breath taking views, wonderful amenities, and the past guests.       A brief history of the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park- Born in 1849 Freelan Oscar Stanley (also known as F.O.) and his brother Francis Edgar Stanley (also known as F.E. ) were always ahead of the curve they were always trying to be the best and find a way to make money while doing … [Read more...]

Monkey Kingdom screening

Monkey Kingdom Poster art

Set in the storied jungles of South Asia, Disneynature’s MONKEY KINGDOM showcases the adventures of new mom Maya, a clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey who’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. To download a free admit-two pass to attend the advance screening of Disneynature’s newest release on Monday, April 13 at UA Colorado Center, please visit and enter the special code 475862 or click here: Passes are downloaded on a … [Read more...]

Penguins of Madagascar giveaway and activity sheets

Penguins Of Madagascar

Disclosure: As part of the Fox Home Entertainment Insiders, we received a copy of Penguins of Madagascar to review.   Last night Moose and I watched Penguins of Madagascar together, it was my first time, and his 500th. I really do enjoy the Madagascar series, but I don't generally watch many cartoon movies these days, but I agreed because he asked me to. I was half watching, and half working on blog posts at first, but by the end I had put my computer down and I was holding Moose on … [Read more...]

Russell Madness

Russell Madness box art

Disclosure: As part of the Fox Home Entertainment Insiders, we received a copy of Russell Madness to review.  The boys love movies from Air Bud productions, so they were thrilled to receive Russell Madness.  They put it in right away, and immediately they were laughing at the adorable Russell.  The boys really enjoyed this movie, they have watched it a few times since we got it, and each time they find it just as funny as the first time!  As a Fox Home Entertainment … [Read more...]