Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

So now that you have way more candy then you know what to do with, the Blog Candy Experiments has some great ideas to get kids involved in science with their candy, instead of eating it all!  Let the fun begin!!! 

Oh, and send some of your kids candy to their teacher tomorrow!  They are going to need it!  ;-)


Friday, October 26, 2012

Magic Show this Weekend!

Photo: October 27th and 28th Don't miss the All American magic show, live. Only 45 dollars for a family 5 pack. plus all the cotton candy popcorn and drinks are only a dollar. Call 5039957379.

All-American Magic Show
Saturday, October 27 @ 4 p.m.
Sunday, October 28 @ 1 p.m.
All Ages Welcome
$8 children | $14 adults | $45 family five pack
Purchase tickets at All American Magic Shop in Mall 205 or by calling 503-995-7379

The All American Magic Theater is back after a sold out Grand Opening. Portland’s newest venue will present The All American Magic Show on Saturday October 27th at 4pm and Sunday October 28th at 1pm, at 9994 SE Washington Street, inside Mall 205.

The All American Magic Show” stars Illusionist Mark Benthimer, who’s credits include performances at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts as well as casinos nationwide. Mark has also shared the stage with Blues Traveler, Sammy Hagar, and many more. The two hour family show is filled with mind bending illusion, music, dazzling assistants and audience participation, plus the side splitting comedy magic and ventriloquism of Scott Davis, entertainer extraordinaire.

The theater also boasts Portland’s best snack bar deals with cotton candy and popcorn for a buck, plenty of free parking and an on site Magic Shop.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

FREE Building Clinics for Kids at Lowe's and Home Depot

Both Lowe's and Home Depot have free clinics for kids on building things.  They usually include a little kit that they build in store.  They have some pretty cute projects coming up.

Lowe's has a class on October 27 and one on November 17.

Home Depot has a class coming up on November 3.  They have a class every first Saturday!

Visit the websites for more information and locations.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Halloween Coupons!

I'm so excited that it's Halloween time!  My favorite holiday!  There are so many extra fun things to do this time of year that it's hard to choose which ones.  The biggest problem is that many of them are super expensive.

In the last few years, these half price sites have become pretty popular.  Check out my post earlier this year on them, Half Price Deal Sites. Should You or Shouldn't You...

These can be great deals, but be sure to check out or some other ratings sites to find out if this will be a good fit for you and your family.

Deals I have found so far...

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Free Subway – During October, Buy One get one FREE 6" subs BEFORE 9am. Check out the Subway Facebook page.
JCPenney freebie - Starting Nov. 4 JCPenney is giving away free haircuts to elementary school kids at their salons in store.
Free JCPenney photoJCPenney Portrait Studios! FREE 8×10 portrait and digital image and no sitting fee. Valid Month of November.
Free Bag of Lindor Truffles
Check this out: Lindt is kicking off a new promotion ("Chocolate Beyond Compare") by giving away one MILLION bags of Lindor Truffles. How do you score one? Easy. Just“Like” the company’s Facebook page and visit the Lindt Coupon tab

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Happy Halloween! - Halloween Guide updated!

You probably know that one of my favorite halloween activities is visiting the Davis Graveyard.  They do a fantastic halloween yard haunt!  And since most halloween activities cost over $10 per person, it's even better that it's FREE!

A few years ago the Davis's started having classes to teach us how to make our own yard haunts.  Their wish is to Halloweenify the entire town!  If you happen to be in downtown Milwaukie you can see some of their tombstones in front of City Hall.  Look for "J. Ferguson"  that's the mayor!

We went to their very first Tombstone making class.  We are starting to get quite the little graveyard going.  We've been adding a few tombstones each year. 

This summer I woke up one morning with a great idea for a Pac Man tombstone! I think it came out pretty cool!

Our little graveyard is all set up and you can see it right across the street from La Salle High School.
The Halloween page has been fully updated and is ready to direct you to lots of Halloween Family Fun.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Don't Forget to Be a Tourist in Your Own Town. - Portland Police Museum

There are cool things to see all around you. You don't have to travel all the way to Darwin, MN to see something awesome. (Home of the World's Largest Ball of Twine!)

We have been cleaning out Grandma and Grandpa's attic. We recently found Grandpa's Police uniform. Grandpa (Alvin Neubarth) was an auxiliary (volunteer) police officer from the late 50's until the early 70's. We decided to donate his uniform to the Portland Police Museum. Some of his items will be on display there soon.
These rusty badges were just thrown into the Willamette in the 40's after the
police switched over to their new style of badges. I guess they weren't super
concerned about recycling?
Before cell phones, if you saw a crime of needed a cop you had to find one of
these boxes.
I love this old Stop and Go sign. It looks so cartoony, but they have a picture of
it on a Portland Street.
A Police Motorcycle with a sidecar. I guess that's where the criminal
would sit after they were arrested? Or maybe the Police dog?
And yes, that is McGruff the crime dog hanging out in the background.
This is a fun little Museum on the main floor of the Police station on 2nd Ave.
Downtown. The are Police uniforms for kids to try on, and lots of interesting
memorabilia from Portland's Police History.
1111 SW 2nd Avenue, between Madison and Main streets, just west of the Hawthorne Bridge. Museum entrance is in the first floor lobby.

10:00 to 3:00, Tuesday to Friday


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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A sweet afternoon in Downtown Milwaukie

I admit, I took these pictures earlier in the summer, however, you can have just as nice a day in Downtown Milwaukie on any Saturday afternoon.  Well, minus the parade and fireworks, of course.  But if you want to enjoy those, don't miss Milwaukie Daze next year.

Downtown Milwaukie is located just off of 99E.  It's just a few small blocks that look like a rural 50's small town.  Park along Main Street and you can walk up and down to see all of the cute shops and restaurants.

Kids running for Candy at the Milwaukie Daze parade.
 I am happy to be a part of bringing back Milwaukie Daze in 2009 after it was abandoned for a few years and potentially forever.  I joined the comittee to bring it back and although I am not a part of it now, I am so proud to see the parade and festivities.  Volunteering really does make you feel like you are a part of your community.  Look here for - Volunteer Opportunities opportunities in your community.

Milwaukie Candy Store, Enchante'.
 The Milwaukie Candy store is beautiful inside.  The owner Kim is so sweet and friendly, and the chocolate is tasty!  My favorite is the white chocolate covered popcorn.  Yum!  Located on Main Street.

Crafty paper store!

K.Marie's Crafty little shop is so fun, if that's your kind of thing.  And she is so fun and chatty.  My mom, sister and I had a ball chatting with her for about an hour our sunny Saturday adventure.  She has classes and workshops to make great decorative projects.  Just a few doors down from her sister Kim's chocolate shop.

Libby's Restaurant

I never went into Libby's before this summer.  They used to have blacked out windows, and that always scares me away from any restaurant.  But once they uncovered the windows, you can see that it's pretty cute inside.  The wall are covered in antique Miliwaukie photos, and the food is pretty tasty, but a little spendy.

Milwaukie has a lot of fun to offer anyone.  Every Sunday they have a Farmer's Market.  There's Bowling at Kellog Bowl or Milwaukie Bowl. There is shopping at Things From Another World comic book and collectibles shop, Main Street Collector's Mall and Soda Fountain, and various other specialty shops.

The food!  My favorite downtown Milwaukie Restaurant is Ohana.  They serve authentic Hawaiian faire in the North Main Village area.  I would love to live upstairs and smell the Hawaiian BBQ all day long!

And fun for the kids too!  Pietro's Pizza and Game Gallery, and Wunderland Nickle Arcade and Movie Theater, with 3D movies for $4!

What's your favorite place in Downton Milwaukie?

Want to feature your own Downtown?  Contact me.