Things to Do in Boise: Week of September 25 - October 1, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

Are you looking for fun things to do in Boise this week? Here's a few of the fun events happening:

  • Saturday September 30, 2017 - Idaho Beef Council Race for the Steaks at Julia Davis Park at 4:15 pm. Click here to register and learn more.
  • Saturday September 30, 2017 - Capital City Public Market from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm on 8th St. - Main to State Streets. Click here for more information.
  • Saturday September 30, 2017 - Boise Farmers Market from 9 am to 1 pm at the Republic parking lot, 10th and Grove St. Click here for more information.

To get your family-friendly event listed, contact me here.

Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, September 22, 2017

Today only you can download a coupon for download your coupon for 1 FREE Gold Peak Coffee® or Tea Latte (14 fl. oz., any variety (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliates and must be redeemed by Sunday, October 8. Click here for more details.

Try Air Wick Pure for FREE

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Air Wick is offering a rebate for Air Wick Freshmatic Pure  Refill so that you can try it for free! To use the rebate:
  1. Purchase an AirWick Freshmatic Refill between 8/15/17 to 11/12/17 from any US Retailer.
  2.  Fill out the form here
  3. Send completed form, original dated receipt with purchase price circled to: AirWick Freshmatic Try Me Free PO Box 2439 Grand Rapids, MN 55745 (All submissions must be postmarked by 12/15/2017.)
For more information, click here.

Are you excited to try this product?

Rebates are a great way to test and try products for free. We love doing rebates!

Learning About Nature and Shapes

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Two days a week my son is in a preschool co-op.  We also do our own preschool homeschool for an hour three days a week. Last week we talked about Nature and shapes. We did a nature scavenger hunt finding things in nature that corresponded with a shape: a circle, triangle and square. We then collected a few nature samples outside to make a nature collage on the letter N.

After we made the N collage, we talked about different types of shapes. We pressed shaped in paint onto paper using Washable Crayola Paint. I like using Crayola Washable Paint. It's easy to clean up and doesn't stain clothes. We got the idea from More Than Counting: Math Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten. I use this book for all of our math activities. It make math fun for toddlers and preschoolers. It also gives me guidelines in what questions to ask per each activity and adapting it for different levels. My kids love doing the activities from it.

We also worked on writing the letter N and learning about the color green. To go along with our theme, we read Plant the Little Seed by Christie Matheson. Plant the Little Seed tells how a seed grows into a plant. It's also interactive! Readers are asked to clap, tap, wave and more. It's such a fun book and great for younger audiences. I already put some of Matheson's other books on hold at the library and this might be adding it to our home library soon! To learn more about this book, click here.

What learning activities do you like to do with your preschoolers?

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Good Night, Hockey Fans Review

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Goodnight, Hockey Fans by Andrew Larsen shares the story of a little boy who doesn't want to go to sleep. The little boy would rather stay-up and finish watching a hockey game. He decides to listen to the game on the radio in bed and dreams he is on the ice with his favorite team.

This is a must-have for little hockey fans. The story is relevant to kids who have wanted to stay-up past their bedtime to find out what happens when their favorite sports team is playing. I also liked that the boy was able to dream his own ending to the hockey game and created a better ending with him making the final score. It's a good bedtime story for kids especially if they're not able to finish watching or doing something. I like that kids can dream or imagine their own ending. It's a clever concept. The illustrations are attractive for young readers. The pace of the book is also nice - it's not too wordy and easy to read out loud. This is a fun book for young kids. To learn more, click here.

Please note that this post contains affiliate links. I was also provided with a free digital copy to review the book. This has not influenced my opinion.

Colortime Crafts and Markers

Monday, September 18, 2017

Are you looking for reasonably priced crafts - pillowcases, t-shirts, backpacks to color? Check out Colortime Crafts and Markers. Colortime Crafts and Markers have new special glow-in-the-dark ink items available! Clean, easy, and affordable crafts activity that double as a unique keepsake!

My Readers Receive 15% Off Any Order at Colortime Crafts and Markers when you use the code: FGH15. Click here to check out Colortime Crafts and Markers.

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Things to Do in Boise: Week of September 18 to September 24, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Are you looking for fun things to do in Boise this week? Here's a listing of some of the fun things to do in Boise:

  • Tuesday September 19, 2017 - Simple Machines in Motion at Library! at Bown Crossing at 4pm. Come for fun STEM learning activities and more! Click here to learn more information.
  • Thursday September 21 - Friday September 22 (Expo) Saturday September 23 (Race), 2017 - St. Luke's FitOne 5k, 10k and 1/2 Marathon. Click here to learn more and to register. 
  • Saturday September 23, 2017 - Capital City Public Market from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm on 8th St. - Main to State Streets. Click here for more information.
  • Saturday September 23, 2017 - Boise Farmers Market from 9 am to 1 pm at the Republic parking lot, 10th and Grove St. Click here for more information.

Would you like your family event to be posted? Click here to contact me.

Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, September 15, 2017

Today only you can download a coupon for download your coupon for 1 FREE Hormel® Compleats® Microwave Meal (7.5-13 oz., select varieties) (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliates and must be redeemed by Sunday, September 24. Click here for more details.

Havencross Review

Tuesday, September 12, 2017



In Julie Daines' Havencross - When a scandal surfaces around her father, Elaine Cardinham and her parents escape the busy London scene and head back to their country home, Havencross. Elaine hasn't been back to Havencross since the mysterious disappearance of her brother and since she rejected the marriage proposal of Gareth Kemp. As Elaine meets a mysterious ghost, she starts unraveling pieces of her past and venturing into dangerous truths.

Havencross is the second book, I've read by Julie Daines and you can tell that the author is growing and becoming better. It was interesting to cross so many different elements in one book: ghosts, legends, smugglers, murder, romance, and surprises. Another unique thing about the book is that the heroine doesn't  attach herself to the main hero and isn't free for pursuit. Most romances the heroine stays single until the very end or is thrown  into a marriage in the beginning. The heroine and hero have to work through many surprises and obstacles. This book seemed like it was well planned and I am amazed that the author was able to keep so many different elements organized. There were also many different themes and lessons woven through the story: allowing for trust and love, trusting the person you are married too, love can conquer obstacles, and appearances can be deceiving. Havencross is a great book to read for fun and/or discuss in a book club. This book is also highly rated on Amazon. To learn more about Havencross, click here.

Things to Do in Boise: Week of September 11 - September 17, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

Are you looking for fun things to do in Boise this week? Here's a listing of some of the fun things to do in Boise:

  • Wednesday September 13, 2017 - College Prep 101 at Library! at Bown Crossing from 6 - 9 pm. Come learn the steps needed for college admission and financial aid. Click here to learn more.
  • Thursday September 14, 2017 - Author Talk: Rich Howard "Never Give Up on Sage Brush" from 7 to 8 pm at the Library! at Bown Crossing. Click here to learn more.
  • Thursday September 14, 2017 - Author Elizabeth Eulberg at Rediscovered Books from 4 - 4:45 pm. Come meet the author of the Shelby Holmes series. 
  • Friday September 15, 2017 (4-9:30 pm), Saturday September 16 (10 am to 9:30 pm), Sunday September 17 (10 am to 6 pm) - Hyde Park Street Fair at Camel Back's Park. Food, children's activities, and music and more. Free. Click here for more information.
  • Friday September 15 - Saturday September 16, 2017 - Steve Andrews Fall Sprint Triathlon. Click here for more information.
  • Saturday September 16, 2017 - Curiosity Day with Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat at Rediscovered Books from 10 to Noon. Click here to find out more.
  • Saturday September 16, 2017 - Boise Book Fest from 8 am to 5:30 pm Come meet authors for book signings, author panels, workshops and more. $15-$60. Click here for more information.
  • Saturday September 16,  2017 - Capital City Public Market from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm on 8th St. - Main to State Streets. Click here for more information.
  • Saturday September 16, 2017 - Boise Farmers Market from 9 am to 1 pm at the Republic parking lot, 10th and Grove St. Click here for more information.
If you have a family-friendly event you would like to have added, please contact me via email.

Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, September 8, 2017

Today only you can download a coupon for download your coupon for 1 FREE Yoplait Oui French Style Yogurt (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliates and must be redeemed by Sunday, September 24. Click here for more details.

Free Photos for First Responders

Thursday, September 7, 2017

On September 11, 2017 from 8 am to 8 pm, Albertsons and ShutterHappy Photography are offering one free family portrait for First Responders (Police, Fire, EMS) and their families at Kathryn Albertson Park (parking available at Ann Morrison Park). All First Responders must be in uniform. First Responders and their families can also enjoy free food, entertainment for their kids and more. To find out more information, click here. What a great way to honor First Responders!

Boise Parks Photo Contest

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Do you love taking photos? Do you have an awesome picture of one of the Boise Parks? The Boise Parks Department is holding a photo contest. For the photo contest, take a picture of any of the Boise City Parks that highlights the beauty of the park and helps promote appreciation and usage. The winners of the photo contest can choose from either passes to the Boise City Zoo, Quail Hollow Golf Course or Warm Springs Golf Course. The contest ends September 11, 2017. Hurry and submit your best photos! To learn more, click here (Be sure to check out the official rules and sign the photo waiver).

Ozeri Touch II 18 lbs. Digital Kitchen Scale Review

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Ozeri Touch II 18 lbs. Digital Kitchen Scale is an industry exclusive scale that features Microban antimicrobial product protection. Mircroban Antimicrobial protections helps prevent stain and odor causing bacteria from growing. The Ozeri Touch II 18lbs Digital Kitchen scale has two touch-sensitive buttons that are easy to use. The scale also had a capacity of .05 oz to 18 lbs, easy to use and comes in a variety of colors.

Digital Kitchen Scales are great tools for weighing foods before eating, cooking or baking to help ensure that you are keep tracking of calories, not overloading your recipes with ingredients, and more. I love how easy the Ozeri Touch Scale is easy to use and matches my other kitchen tools. I also like that it features an Antimicrobial protection. To learn more about this product, click here.

Please note that I received this product free to use, however, my opinions are my own and was not influenced by this.

Things to Do in Boise: Week of September 4 - September 10, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017

Are you looking for fun things to do in Boise this week? Here's a listing of some of the fun things to do in Boise:
  • Wednesday September 6, 2017 - DIY Geometric Plant Holder at Library! at Cole & Ustick from 6-8 pm. Learn how to make a Geometric Plant Holder out of drinking straws. Click here to learn more and to sign-up. 
  • Friday September 8 - September 9, 2017 (10 am - 8 pm), Sunday September 10, 2017 (10 am - 5 pm)  - Art in the Park at Julia Davis Park. Meet over 250 artists and their art. Click here for more details.
  • Saturday September 9, 2017 - Touch a Truck at Boise State University East Stadium Parking Lot from 10 am to 3 pm. Offers children a unique hands-on learning experience to hear how vehicles work, sit-on, climb on, and marvel at different kinds of trucks. Click here to learn more.
  • Saturday September 9, 2017 - Capital City Public Market from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm on 8th St. - Main to State Streets. Click here for more information.
  • Saturday September 9, 2017 - Boise Farmers Market from 9 am to 1 pm at the Republic parking lot, 10th and Grove St. Click here for more information.
  • Saturday September 9, 2017 - Sing Along with Mr. Don at Boise Main Library from 11-11:30 am. Click here for more information.
If you have a family friendly activity that you would like listed, please contact me via email.

September Giveaways - low to moderate entry

Friday, September 1, 2017

I like entering low to moderate entry giveaways and I share each month some of the blog giveaways I've entered and found online. Check back often to see if I have posted more giveaways. I try and post them as I find them.

If you are hosting a family-friendly giveaway on your blog and would like to see it listed here, please contact me (via email). If you have a won a giveaway that I posted, please leave a comment and share that you won.

Mickey and the Roadsters Prize Pack (ends September 1, 2017)
Gift Voucher for Haruka Clothing (ends September 3, 2017)
Learning Resources Froggy Feeding Fun (ends September 3, 2017)
Learning Resources Toy (ends September 5, 2017)
Nellie's Eggs and Cabot Cheese (ends September 6, 2017)
$50 Oshkosh Gift Card (ends September 6, 2017)
$50 Oshkosh Gift Card (ends September 6, 2017)
$25 Applebees Gift Card (ends September 7, 2017)
Crate Space (ends September 7, 2017)
$50 Oshkosh Gift Card (ends September 7, 2017)
$100 Nordstrom Gift Card (ends September 8, 2017)
$50 Oshkosh Gift Card (ends September 8, 2017) 
$50 Oshkosh Gift Card (ends September 9, 2017)
$50 Oshkosh Gift Card (ends September 10, 2017)
$50 Oshkosh Gift Card (ends September 10, 2017)
$100 Credit to 7 Charming Sisters (ends September 10, 2017)
DisneyNature Born in China (ends September 10, 2017) 
DisneyNature Born in China (ends September 11, 2017)
Sneaky Snack Squirrel or City Engineering and Design Building Set (ends September 12, 2017)
Tickle Me Elmo (ends September 12, 2017)
Krusteaz Breakfast Kit (ends September 13, 2017)
Engineer a Coaster Set (ends September 14, 2017) 
$50 Build a Bear Gift Card (ends September 14, 2017)
Pfizer Prize Pack (ends September 15, 2017)
$100 Build a Bear Gift Card (ends September 16, 2017)
Code and Go Robot Mouse Activity (ends September 17, 2017)
Mairch Gratitude and Cheer Box (ends September 17, 2017) 
Foster Farms Saute Ready Coupons (ends September 18, 2017)
Foster Farms Coupons (ends September 20, 2017)
Lottie Doll (ends September 20, 2017)
Strasburg Children Cardigan (ends September 20, 2017)
Bob's Red Mill Products (ends September 20, 2017)
Cabi Outfit (ends September 21, 2017)
Summer Infant My Size Potty (ends September 21, 2017) 
$100 Build a Bear Gift Card (ends September 21, 2017)
Nathan Sports Stay Visible (ends September 21, 2017)
Learning Resource Play Cash Register (ends September 21, 2017)
$50 Oshkosh Gift Card (ends September 22, 2017)
Sesame Street Personal Book Bundle and Elmo Plush (ends September 22, 2017) 
$50 Picket Fence Gift Card (ends September 22, 2017)
Lipsense Starter Kit (ends September 23, 2017)
PJ Masks Time to Be a Hero (ends September 23, 2017) 
Interactive Children's Books (ends September 23, 2017)
P. King Duckling: Saves the Day (ends September 23, 2017)
Mam Prize Pack and ergoPouch ergoCocoon swaddle to sleep bag (ends September 25, 2017)
$50 7 Charming Sisters Gift Card (ends September 25, 2017) 
Foster Farms Coupons (ends September 26, 2017) 
Parla Pasta (ends September 26, 2017)
$50 Fandango Gift Card (ends September 26, 2017)
Pirates of the Carribean Dead Men Tell No Tales (ends September 26, 2017) 
$50 Oshkosh Gift Card (ends September 26, 2017)
$50 Oshkosh Gift Card (ends September 26, 2017)
$50 Oshkosh Gift Card (ends September 27, 2017) 
Threaded Lunch Bag (ends September 27, 2017)
$100 Whole Foods Gift Card (ends September 28, 2017) 
Chicco Fit2 Car Seat (ends September 29, 2017)
Surprise Beauty Bundle (ends September 30, 2017) 
Revolvar Instinct (ends September 30, 2017)

Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, September 1, 2017

Today only you can download a coupon for download your coupon for 1 FREE Oreo Milka Chocolate Candy Bar (1.44 oz.)(you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliates and must be redeemed by Sunday, September 17. Click here for more details.

Things to Do in Boise for September

Friday, September 1, 2017

Are you looking for fun things to do in Boise for September? The following is a listing of some of the fun events happening in Boise in September. If you have a family-friendly event you would like to have added, please contact me via email.
  • Wednesday August 30, 2017 - Sunday September 3, 2017 - Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic at Ann Morrison Park. Come to the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic for FREE family events and to enjoy Hot Air Balloons. For more information, click here.
  • Saturday September 2, 2017 - Singing Duo at Library! at Collister from 1-2 pm. Listen to a great singing duo perform nursery rhymes, Disney Tunes and more! 
  • Saturday September 2, 2017 - Author Joseph Cowman at Rediscovered Books from 11 am to 1 pm. Cowman wrote K is for Kindergarten. To learn more, click here
  • Saturday September 2, 2017 - Capital City Public Market from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm on 8th St. - Main to State Streets. Click here for more information.
  • Saturday September 2, 2017 - Boise Farmers Market from 9 am to 1 pm at the Republic parking lot, 10th and Grove St. Click here for more information.
  • Wednesday September 6, 2017 - DIY Geometric Plant Holder at Library! at Cole & Ustick from 6-8 pm. Learn how to make a Geometric Plant Holder out of drinking straws. Click here to learn more and to sign-up.
  • Saturday September 9, 2017 - Touch a Truck at Boise State University East Stadium Parking Lot from 10 am to 3 pm. Offers children a unique hands-on learning experience to hear how vehicles work, sit-on, climb on, and marvel at different kinds of trucks. Click here to learn more.
  • Saturday September 9, 2017 - Capital City Public Market from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm on 8th St. - Main to State Streets. Click here for more information.
  • Saturday September 9, 2017 - Boise Farmers Market from 9 am to 1 pm at the Republic parking lot, 10th and Grove St. Click here for more information.
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  • Saturday September 9, 2017 - Sing Along with Mr. Don at Boise Main Library from 11-11:30 am. Click here for more information.
  • Wednesday September 13, 2017 - College Prep 101 at Library! at Bown Crossing from 6 - 9 pm. Come learn the steps needed for college admission and financial aid. Click here to learn more.
  • Thursday September 14, 2017 - Author Talk: Rich Howard "Never Give Up on Sage Brush" from 7 to 8 pm at the Library! at Bown Crossing. Click here to learn more.
  • Thursday September 14, 2017 - Author Elizabeth Eulberg at Rediscovered Books from 4 - 4:45 pm. Come meet the author of the Shelby Holmes series. 
  • Friday September 15, 2017 (4-9:30 pm), Saturday September 16 (10 am to 9:30 pm), Sunday September 17 (10 am to 6 pm) - Hyde Park Street Fair at Camel Back's Park. Food, children's activities, and music and more. Free. Click here for more information.
  • Friday September 15 - Saturday September 16, 2017 - Steve Andrews Fall Sprint Triathlon. Click here for more information.
  • Saturday September 16, 2017 - Curiosity Day with Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat at Rediscovered Books from 10 to Noon. Click here to find out more.
  • Saturday September 16, 2017 - Boise Book Fest from 8 am to 5:30 pm Come meet authors for book signings, author panels, workshops and more. $15-$60. Click here for more information.
  • Saturday September 16,  2017 - Capital City Public Market from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm on 8th St. - Main to State Streets. Click here for more information.
  • Saturday September 16, 2017 - Boise Farmers Market from 9 am to 1 pm at the Republic parking lot, 10th and Grove St. Click here for more information.
  • Tuesday September 19, 2017 - Simple Machines in Motion at Library! at Bown Crossing at 4pm. Come for fun STEM learning activities and more! Click here to learn more information.
  • Thursday September 21 - Friday September 22 (Expo) Saturday September 23 (Race), 2017 - St. Luke's FitOne 5k, 10k and 1/2 Marathon. Click here to learn more and to register. 
  • Saturday September 23, 2017 - Capital City Public Market from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm on 8th St. - Main to State Streets. Click here for more information.
  • Saturday September 23, 2017 - Boise Farmers Market from 9 am to 1 pm at the Republic parking lot, 10th and Grove St. Click here for more information.
  • Saturday September 30, 2017 - Idaho Beef Council Race for the Steaks at Julia Davis Park at 4:15 pm. Click here to register and learn more.
  • Saturday September 30, 2017 - Capital City Public Market from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm on 8th St. - Main to State Streets. Click here for more information.
  • Saturday September 30, 2017 - Boise Farmers Market from 9 am to 1 pm at the Republic parking lot, 10th and Grove St. Click here for more information.
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