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Win Tickets to LEGO KidsFest in Columbus, OH this November!

Win Tickets to @LegoCreativity KidsFest in Columbus this November
We have received tickets to this event to facilitate this post and sweepstakes. Opinions are mine.

Hey Ohio! @LegoCreativity KidsFest is in Columbus this November

Like most families, we are a LEGO family and they are everywhere in our house and truth be told, I wouldn't have it any other way! When I saw that LEGO Creativity Tour was stopping in Ohio, I knew we would be taking a trip to Columbus! The kids and the Hubs went way back in 2011 when it stopped in CLE so this time, I'm going an leaving the Hubs at home.

So many LEGOS! @LegoCreativity KidsFest is in Columbus this November

The LEGO Creativity Tour 


Northeast Ohio Family Friendly Events October 8 - 14

Fun, family friendly events in CLE and Northeast Ohio

We {heart} Fall in CLE!

What started off as a cold, rainy weekend ended with a picture perfect Sunday!

My favorite event of the fall is without a doubt Ingenuity Fest.

I dragged the kids downtown Friday night, literally it was so windy I had to hold them down - just kidding. It was incredibly windy and I could not help to wonder why they opted out of the warehouse space for container space by the lake with Cleveland weather being so unpredictable.

But, Ingenuity Fest proved, once again, to be a fantastic event and showcased Northcoast Harbor, the Great Lakes Science Center, the Rock Hall, and Cleveland. It was really very cool, despite the cold.

Our second favorite event is Goblins in the Garden. As Cleveland Botanical Garden members, we were able to take advantage of the member rate at the Holden Arboretum and enjoy the fall sunshine surrounded by the gorgeous views of trees and nature.

I was a little sad as we trick or treated because my spawn is getting to old to truly enjoy this *sniff* *sniff* Where is the time going?!?!?

Bucket List - Family Friendly Events in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio 

The bucket list calendar is a list of fun things we would like to do in Northeast Ohio if we had unlimited time and money. Some are free, most are not, and be sure to call all events prior to attending, just in case I have some information wrong or it was canceled.

What's on your weekend bucket list?

Feeling lucky?

Win tickets to Circus Xtreme - October 21, 7 PM

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Win Ringling Bros Circus Xtreme Tickets for CLE at The Q!

Win @RinglingBros Circus Xtreme Tickets for CLE @TheQArena for October 21! #CircusXtreme #thisiscle
Feld Entertainment provided us with tickets to facilitate this post and sweepstakes.
Opinions are my own. 

The circus is coming to Cleveland October 21 - 25, 2015!

Can you hear the calliope calling you to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME?
It’s time for your family to be amazed by all the X-TRAORDINARY things you know and love about America’s favorite live family entertainment experience. Be astonished by UN-XPECTED circus spectacles you’ve never seen before and that can’t be seen anywhere else but at The Greatest Show On Earth® . Get ready for an X-HILARATING adventure with X-TRAORDINARY circus artists and magnificent X-OTIC animals! It’s time to awaken the spirit of Children Of All Ages and stir the imagination of your family! Ringling Bros.® Presents Circus XTREME. It’s time to have XTREMEfun with your family! Get your tickets today!
This is one event that has been a tradition since I was a little kid and it has been so much fun sharing it with my family!


9 Books I'm NOT Reading in Book Club But Should Be Reading

9 Books I'm NOT Reading in Book Club But Should Be Reading
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I love to read. I adore the escape and the words as they echo in my head. Hardcover, paperback, or Kindle - the format does not matter.

I have read seven books this year. Last year, I read thirty-nine. I'm not sure what happened this year, but I just can't seem to sit down and just read. This does not mean that I have not been collecting books. I have a ridiculously long list of books to read and two have not even come out, yet. I'm hoping this fall and winter I'll be able to get caught up.

I even joined a book club. We'll see how that goes but for now -

9 Books I'm NOT Reading in Book Club (or anywhere) but Should Be Reading