Monster Jam Winner!

I used Random Integer Generator to determine the winner of the Monster Jam Tickets Giveaway, and the winner is…

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jtswenson05! I will contact you shortly to get your information for tickets. Thank you everyone for entering! And be sure to check out Monster Jam on Dec. 7th at the Metrodome. Kids’ tickets are just $10 with no discount needed!

Monster Jam Giveaway! Coming Soon to the Metrodome!

This is the last time that Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam will be coming to the Metrodome. I’ll miss that big balloon-y building. 🙂

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam monster trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over or smash through!  Monster Jam provides a massive night’s entertainment tailored perfectly for your family’s budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old.

My son and husband went to this show last year and loved it so much that this year my daughter wants to go, too! So I think we’ll be making a family trip to Monster Jam.

El Toro Loco

Buy tickets here and leave a comment on this post if you’d like to win TWO FREE TICKETS to Monster Jam at the Metrodome on December 7th at 7:00 p.m. A randomly-selected winner will be announced this Friday, November 22nd!

Giveaway! Disney on Ice at the Xcel Energy Center

It’s giveaway time again, friends! This is a super-fun event. We have gone the last two years and loved it. And my children have only seen two Disney movies! They know about the other characters, though, and love watching them on the ice. I have a four-pack of tickets to opening night (Thursday, Dec. 6) of Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic.

To enter, simply leave a comment and a valid email address so I can contact you if you win! Enter by midnight on Friday, Nov. 30, and I will announce the winner on Saturday, Dec. 1.



Join the celebration as 65 of Disney’s unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!  You’ll be captivated by the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio and all the Disney Princesses.  Be thrilled by exciting moments from The Lion King; Mulan; and Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Toy Story films; in a skating spectacular filled with magical Disney moments you’ll remember forever as Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!

Dates: Dec. 6-9, 2012

Tickets: $18 / $24 / $46 / $69 – Opening Night Tickets Just $11!

Tickets are available at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by calling 800-745-3000 or online at To charge by phone using Ticketmaster TDD/TTY, call800-359-2525. Certain fees may apply. (Groups 12+ call 651-312-3486.


Disclosure: Feld Entertainment, Inc. also provided me with a pack of four tickets to help circulate information about this event.

Giveaway! Monster Jam at the Metrodome 2012

Hi Blog Friends! Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is providing me with a set of four tickets to give away to Monster Jam on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Metrodome. This is a family-friendly event, and half the audience is usually female, so don’t think that you have to have a son to win. Just leave a comment by midnight on Tuesday, November 20th, and I’ll announce the winner on the 21st. Leave a valid email so I can contact you if you win!


MINNEAPOLIS (September 2012) – The Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, the world’s premier monster truck series and part of the SUBWAY® Motorsports Series, will invade the Metrodome on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at 7 p.m.

Monster Jam® events showcase freestyle and racing competition among custom-designed machines that average 12 feet tall by 12 feet wide, sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

Tickets start at $15 for adults and $10 for children age 12 and under. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at, and by phone at 800-745-3000. Coupons for $5 off adult tickets are available at participating Advance Auto Parts locations from Nov. 12 – 30, or while supplies last. Tickets will be available at the Metrodome Box Office beginning November 19, box office purchases are cash only.

A SUBWAY® Party in the Pits will be held from 2 – 5 p.m., prior to the 7 p.m. show on the Metrodome floor. The pre-show pit party gives fans (with a pit pass and event ticket) the chance to see the monster trucks up close, meet drivers, take pictures and get autographs. Pit passes will be available for free at all participating SUBWAY® restaurants from Nov. 12 – Dec. 1, or while supplies last.

Monster Jam®, sanctioned by the United States Hot Rod Association®, attracts over 100,000 fans annually in the Twin Cities area and more than 4 million fans each year at arenas and stadiums throughout the world.

For additional information, visit


Disclosure: Feld Motor Sports, Inc. also provided me with a pack of four tickets to help circulate information about this event.

If you’re Minnesotan…

You can win $100 to spend on products or services at my other day job (the one besides being a Mom).  Just click here and leave a comment!

Also, I LOVE IT when my blog snows!  I put some setting on here when I first started it, and I have no clue how to remove it, but it starts snowing every year.  Makes me happy!

How was your Thanksgiving?  For what/whom were you most thankful?

Disney on Ice Princess Classics Winner

We have a winner!  I used’s integer generator to select one of the commenters.  The tickets will go to…

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Here are your random numbers:

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Nildie!  Congratulations.  I will email you with information about picking up your tickets.  Thanks to everyone for entering.  And remember the discount code mentioned in the first post.

Seven Quick Takes

I’ve read this bloggy carnival over at Conversion Diary before, but never taken part.  Well, today it is the perfect thing for me, since I have some random things to mention, but not much of a coherent post.

1.  I missed my own 2nd Blogiversary.  Oops.  Does a blogiversary count when you only post about once a week?  These last few months have been insane, I tell you, and blogging really was on the back burner.  I’ve missed it, and I’ve missed my usual rounds and comment-making.

2. My blogroll disappeared at some point.  Maybe it was during a WordPress upgrade?  I don’t know, but all my linky love is gone.  I hope to resurrect that sometime in the near future, and maybe even update it a bit!

3. A guest poster (whom I love dearly) will be sharing here on Monday how to make lefse!  I can’t wait for you to read her tutorial and see all the fantastic step-by-step photos to go with it.  Also, remember that day will be the drawing for the Disney on Ice tickets, so sign up while you can!

4.  Pioneer Woman is here in the Twin Cities tomorrow!  Anyone else going to meet her or get your cookbook signed?

5. Another thing I’ve been slacking on is Anja’s monthly progress updates.  She has changed so much since her 23-month post (since she’s now almost 27 months!), and I have so much to share.  Be prepared for a doozy of those coming up!

6. Though I haven’t had the mind to put up any Christmas decorations yet, we’ve been listening to Christmas music around here for several weeks.  I have several favorite CDs that get played over and over.  Any you’d recommend I add to my collection?  I budgeted for one new CD this year.  Speaking of which, if you haven’t been over to see Tsh’s 12 Days to a Peaceful Christmas, I highly suggest you go.  We’ve been using it to plan our holiday season.  Probably my favorite exercise she’s had us do is describe our ideal holiday and make a plan to celebrate in such a way.

7.  What are you doing for Thanksgiving?  Do you have any family traditions?

And a photo of my girly girl, dancing in her tutu and jammies…

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I Heart Faces – Autumn Beauty

It’s been ages since I’ve had time or an appropriate photo to share on I Heart Faces.  I still read their posts every week, but this week I have this lovely photo of Anja in a sea of pumpkins.  Isn’t it fun?  She was just enamored, and went around telling us which ones were big, which were small, and telling us which ones she wanted.

Pumpkin Patch

Click on over to check out the other entries this week and/or submit your own!