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The Largest Exhibition of Lifesize, Moving, Museum-Quality Dinosaurs in North America

27 Jul


Jurassic Quest

  • One Expocentre Drive, Topeka, KS 66612-1442
  • (936) 588-3332
  • Location: Kansas Expocentre
  • Dates: July 29, 2016 – July 31, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Time: Fri 3:00p-8:00p, Sat 9:00a-8:00p, Sun 9:00a-7:00p


Jurassic Quest brings you a Dinosaur Adventure for the whole family. The main dinosaur exhibit features ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs; Over 50 life-size dinosaurs in all. Visitors can interact with these huge creatures, learn about them and even ride a few. It features realistic scenes, enormous dinosaurs, cute baby dinosaurs and lots of fun activities for kids of all ages. There are huge T-Rex and Triceratops fossil digs where young paleontologists can uncover long hidden dinosaurs bones, the “Dino Bounce” area with several, towering, dinosaur theme inflatable mazes, face painting, Dino crafts and much more!
Kids Ticket (Ages 2-12)     $15

Kids VIP Ticket (Ages 2-12)     $25

Adults (Ages 13-64)     $21

Seniors (Ages 65 and up)     $19

(Military and Military Families Save $2 on each ticket. Kinds under the age of 2 are FREE.)


Green Screen photography and face painting are extra. All tickets subject to sales tax. Socks are REQUIRED on all inflatable “bounce houses”. Tickets can be purchased at the door but on-line tickets guarantee access in the event of a sell out.


-Amanda Topinka


A Day to Remember. Because our Veterans will never Forget

27 May
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” – John F. Kennedy

Not just every day, but especially on Memorial Day, we reflect on how great a price we have paid with the loss of incredible young people – people of strong moral fiber, hardworking, and overall good people who would have continued to contribute to the greatness of this nation after their days of military service were completed. They were/are not battle points. They are individuals who were brave enough to put on their uniform every day and go in harm’s way to protect this beautiful country, their families, our families, and their fellow soldiers. Continue reading

3 Reasons Why You Should Have Netflix….

24 May

Summer is FINALLY here which for us means no more strict schedules to follow … sleeping in is a rule … and TV becomes a temporary babysitter. Don’t judge.

My family doesn’t have cable. We cut ties with it several years back when we had to start paying for childcare. It was just one of those costs that was pointless. Much like our home phone – which we never talked on.

Once we started hearing more and more good things about Netflix and they sent out a subscription for a one month free trial a few years ago … we decided it was worth a shot.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NETFLIX but all opinions about it

are that of my own, and my children.
If you have Netflix, you’ll notice the recent new content from Hasbro, Disney Jr. and Cartoon Network. If you don’t have Netlix, well … I had you at Hasbro and Disney, didn’t I?
Netflix is better than ever! With shows like My Little Pony and Batman and Beyond or Disney classics like The Aristocats and Pocahontas or favorites for the older kids like Pingu and Johnny Test … there is a show for every child in your house of every age. And maybe grandma and grandpa too!
You don’t need to have a Playstation to stream the movies either. Heck no!
Here are 3 reasons why there is no reason for you to NOT have Netflix…
  • You can watch your favorite TV shows and movies anywhere, any time you want. Netflix is available on hundreds of devices, which you probably already have at home!
  • Streaming is easier than you think. Download the free app on your iPad, click on the Netflix app on any gaming device or visit on your computer – and you’re in business.
  • The dedicated kids section has family favorites appropriate for children ages 2- 12. All content is selected with help from Common Sense Media to provide ratings, reviews and information so parents can easily make choices for their kids!
So what are you waiting for?? For less than $8.00 a month, it’s a cheaper solution

than having cable. And a simple solution for those rainy days when you’re all out of activities for your kiddos to do also!

What are you watching on TV with your family? Netflix has family favorites from Disney, Disney Jr., Hasbro, Cartoon Network and Dreamworks that are available to stream anytime, anywhere.

And streaming is easier than you think! Download the free app on your iPad, click on the Netflix app on any gaming device, go to the website on your computer – and you’re in business. Check it out here!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NETFLIX.


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Save $2.00 off your Thomas Tickets!!

24 May

Remember how I told you that Thomas the Tank Engine is coming to Midland Railway in Baldwin City, Kansas at the end of May and beginning of June? Well …. Because you guys are sooooo completely AWESOME …. They’ve given me a code for my readers (and my readers only) a use to save $2.00 of any ticket when you are ready to make the purchase.

Keep this code between me and you, okay? Just type in: GOFAM when you order your tickets online and it’ll save $2.00 off any ticket.

Thanks again for being the best readers ever. I promise stuff like this more often!
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The Procrastinating Mommy is Getting a New Look!

13 May

The Procrastinating Mommy is getting a new, fresh, CLEAN look. I know, I know … the Mommy drinking coffee, working on the computer while the clothes are drying in the background is just sooooo me. But it’s 2013 ya’ll – and I need to get with the times. If you have a suggestion on someone who would like to throw some designs my way and get their name on my website, by all means – pitch me! Otherwise, I’m on the hunt for a designer who is reasonably priced and can design me a fresh new, modern look for my baby.
Or I could always design my own again. I did this current look and layout. But I also have a household to run. So there’s that.

I’m REALLY excited, you guys!  Join me while I drink wine and delineate what I’m wanting for the site!

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26 Apr

Congratulations to Julie A (entry# 512) for winning the giveaway sponsored by Huggies!
You’ll have 48 hours to reply back to the email I sent to you in order to confirm that you are a winner.
And a big thank you to all that entered this contest. If you didn’t win today, don’t worry. Keep checking back. I am often picky about my giveaways and only offer ones that I personally endorse or feel would be beneficial to my readers. So on that note: My giveaways are 100% honest … and 100% AWESOME!

If you’re a Huggies fan … then check out these awesome deals going on at Walgreens right now….

  • This week at Walgreens if you spend $30 on Huggies and Enfamil products you get 5,000 points (5,000 points = $5 Reward)
  • Through the month of April, Jumbo Huggies diapers and Pull-Ups are $9.49 at Walgreens
  • All April, Huggies Refill Wipes are $5.99 at Walgreens
  • This week only, Huggies Jumbo packs are available for $9.49, plus you can layer $1-$2 off Huggies diapers only at Walgreens

Thanks again, ya’ll! 
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I’m Taking the A-to-Z Challenge

23 Mar
For the most part, I don’t have a hard time thinking of something to write about. Even if it’s as simple as what I had for dinner that night. My biggest problem is making the TIME to blog/write. And that’s a big fault of mine that I want to change.
I have people ask me all the time what it takes to be a blogger. I don’t think it takes anything at all but that’s easy for me to say. They often say they don’t have anything to write about. I say that’s bull. There is ALWAYS something to write about.
Write what your passionate about. Write what you dream about. Write what you ate for the day or what you wish you could eat that day. Write about a goal or a destination you want to go to. Join Mama Kat’s Writing Prompts. Write about whatever you want to write about. Being a blogger doesn’t take a certain type of person. It just takes some dedication.
I love to write. Whenever I’m stressed or sad or mad or happy … it always makes me feel better to get what I want to say out in writing. I love to interact with people and I’ve met so many awesome writers and readers since I started my website three years ago.
But as I said earlier, there’s one thing lacking … dedication. I need to get back to writing every day. And in order to accomplish this, I’ve signed up for the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge.
Whether you are a Vlogger, a photoblogger, a poet, or a freelance writer … the A-to-Z Challenge is for anyone with a website.
So will you join in the challenge with me? I know you have what it takes. Sometimes we just need a little oomph.

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