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Peppermint Parkway at Circuit of The Americas [Giveaway]

COTA Peppermint Parkway Logo
Peppermint Parkway is a magical drive-thru holiday experience at Circuit of The Americas featuring one-mile of immersive holiday displays, millions of lights, dancing elves and more, on select nights from November 26th – December 26th, 6 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Read on for details and for a chance to win a Sweet Deal admission ticket.
By Birgit Sund on November 19, 2021

The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical At H-E-B Center Cedar Park [Event + Giveaway]

The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical At H-E-B Center Cedar Park
How about an Elf on the Shelf that requires no moving around? You heard that right, the elf's doing it all by itself! How? Find out below.

This holiday season, the beloved tradition that has captured the hearts of families everywhere returns to the live stage at the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park on Friday, December 10th!

The Elf on the Shelf: The Musical is the thrilling spectacle of music and dance that transports audiences to the North Pole to glimpse the magical lives of Santa’s Scout Elves. Featuring an original story and score, dazzling sets and costumes, and heartfelt moments that will bring the family together, this joyous and uplifting celebration will leave audiences captivated by the splendor of the season.

Read on for details and enter for a chance to win a family-4-pack of tickets to the show!
By Birgit Sund on November 1, 2021

Bankersmith, TX - Fun Place In The Texas Hill Country For Kids and Adults Alike [Giveaway]

Bankersmith Farm Tour
“Welcome home!” we were greeted when we set foot in Bankersmith, TX, located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, about halfway between Fredericksburg and Comfort. The old railroad town was founded in 1913 but was abandoned and turned into a ghost town by the 1940s.

Today, Bankersmith is a unique event venue with a wooden live music dance hall, a saloon and restaurant/bar, a large patio area with lawn games, picnic tables, fire pits, a playground area for kids, and farm animals incl. goats, pigs, turkeys, chickens, bunnies, cats, who like to be fed and petted.

Read on for more and to enter for a chance to win a $100 Gift Certificate and 2 free VIP Passes for an upcoming Bankersmith event.
By Birgit Sund on October 19, 2021

The Largest Bounce House In The World is Coming to Austin [Giveaway]


The world’s largest bounce house ever assembled is on tour and will make its way to Austin from Friday, November 5 through Sunday, November 7, 2021!

Featuring 13,000 square feet of inflatable elation, The Big Bounce America is not your average bounce house. People of all ages are invited to get big-air on the basketball court, compete against one another on an obstacle course, and plummet from a giant slide into a massive ball pit outside the main structure. 

Read on for details and to enter for a chance to win a family-4-pack of tickets!
By Birgit Sund on October 13, 2021

Coming to Austin: Venardos Circus - The Little Circus That Could [Giveaway]

The Venardos Circus
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, May We Present: The Venardos Circus - The Little Circus That Could!

From September 22 to October 3rd, 2021, the Venardos Circus will put on 16 shows under The Big Top, their intimate red-and-white striped circus tent.
The Venardos Circus, is a small (really - it literally fits in a 32-foot trailer), unique, Broadway-style, animal-free circus, with big dreams and spectacular performances, that bring joy to young and old.  

Read more about the Venardos Circus and enter for a chance to win a family-4-pack of tickets to opening night on Wednesday, September 22.
By Birgit Sund on September 10, 2021

FLASH-GIVEAWAY: Win A Family Four Pack Of Tickets To The Cedar Park Rodeo At H-E-B Center

Cedar Park Rodeo at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park

FLASH-GIVEAWAY

Enter for a chance to win one of two (2) family four (4) packs of tickets to the Cedar Park Rodeo at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park on Friday night at 7:30pm!

Simply like our Cedar Park Rodeo Facebook post and tag a family of four you think would enjoy the rodeo as well in the comments! Hurry, giveaway ends on Thursday 8/12 at 6pm.

Get ready for an evening of professional rodeo events including bare back riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, girls barrel racing, girls breakaway roping, team roping, and the fan favorite mutton busting. You will not want to miss these two days of action packed family entertainment! 
By Birgit Sund on August 11, 2021

Give Thanks Fundraiser to Help Fight Abuse and Domestic Violence

Broken Hearts and Calloused Hands
Broken Hearts and Calloused Hands, a non-profit organization located in Lago Vista, TX, with the mission to combat abuse and domestic violence is hosting a fundraiser to raise awareness and funds to help and bring hope to domestic violence victims transitioning out of dangerous situations through providing resources, temporary shelter and counseling for individuals and families.

Prizes include gift cards to local business, incl. Painting with a Twist, Amy's Ice Cream, The Melting Pot, Flat Creek Winery and many more. Read on for details and to get your raffle tickets.
By Birgit Sund on November 5, 2020

What To Do With Too Much Halloween Candy


Too much Halloween candy? Here’s what you can do.
By Birgit Sund on November 1, 2020

23 Evidence-Based Benefits of Babywearing

23 Evidence-Based Benefits of Babywearing
Keeping your new baby close to your heart in a wrap or sling not only feels natural, it makes things a little bit easier in those busy first few months. 
If you notice that it seems to make baby calmer, it's not a fluke — science has proven that wearing your baby can benefit their physical and emotional health.

So, what can babywearing do for you and your little one? Read on to learn about 23 evidence-based benefits of babywearing.




By Birgit Sund on September 30, 2020

Wanted: Children's Drawings and Letters

Drawings Nursing Homes
As we all know, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and assisted living communities have been hit extra hard by our current health crisis. As per the CDC, “Given their congregate nature and resident population served (e.g., older adults often with underlying chronic medical conditions), nursing home populations are at high risk of being affected by respiratory pathogens like COVID-19.” However, not only are they particularly vulnerable when it comes to their health, they’re also hit extra hard with isolation.

Many residents haven’t received in-person visits from family and friends since March, as most facilities limit community entry to essential visitors only (those necessary for resident care and community operations) and don’t allow in-house social visits, public events or outings.

In addition – and that is an ongoing situation and not specific to COVID-19 – some residents may not have family and friends close by or may not have visitors at all. 

We therefore invite families in and around Austin to join us in bringing a smile to many sad faces, and this is how.

By Birgit Sund on June 13, 2020