Monthly Archives: September 2011

We’re Going to the Circus! Fully Charged in Denver Starts September 29

A few weeks back I had a post and giveaway here for circus tickets…. and the winner was announced.  Well, I am excited to be attending my first circus (well, aside from Cirque De Soleil of course) in a very long time.

We are going on opening night and heading out to see the Circus.  We are super excited and as part of the Fully Charged program, we will also get a tour of the animals and handling of them, get to see the program before the real show begins.  We are excited and I know my husband and I are curious to see how my kids will react because they are 2 and 4 and this is their first circus.  We have taken them to the Zoo before and petting zoos so it outta be interesting.  Join us at the circus and remember, you have 10 days to catch the circus.  Here is a recap of the days the circus will be in Denver and the pricing:

SCHEDULE FOR DENVER: 7:00 PM ONLY- Sept 29, Sep 30, Oct 5, Oct 7,

11:00 AM, 3:00PM, 7:00 PM SHOWS- Oct 1, Oct 8, Oct 9 (final show)

1:00 PM, 5:00 PM SHOWS- Oct 2, Oct 6

Ticket prices and information is as follows: Adult tickets: $15.50, $20.50, $26.50, $40.50 (VIP), $60.50 (Front Row) and $80.50 (Circus Celebrity) KIDS TICKETS ONLY $10 for all performances! (Excludes VIP seating. Kids 2-12. Limit 4 kids’ tickets per 1 Adult ticket.)

Tickets on sale through Ticketmaster online at www.ticketmaster.com/RinglingDenver or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased at the Denver Coliseum box office starting September 19th. Your ticket is also your entry to the Ringling Bros. Animal Open House SM 90 minutes before show time and the FREE All Access Pre-show 60 minutes before the show where you can meet the stars of The Greatest Show On Earth®! For more information on Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® visit www.ringling.com.

 

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Tiffin’s – Fast Food Indian Cafe in Boulder, Colorado

photo courtesy of yelp

We went to Boulder a couple weeks ago to try out a new Indian fast food cafe called Tiffin’s– this place is 100% family owned and operated and for me, a taste of my mom’s homemade cooking- no restaurant fluff here!  We know the owners but that did not influence me- I am a foodie at heart and do consumer reviews all the time.  And if you doubt me, check out reviews on yelp and just in case I was biased, I took a friend along who has an amazing Indian Food blog – all things indian food and she is @indianfoodrocks. She also wrote an amazing review on Yelp – check out all the reviews before you head in and decide for yourself. I think it’s time Boulder got a fast food, reasonably-priced cafe with home cooking like this- it has been a long time coming! So, put on your walking shoes, or ride a bike and if you live far away, feel free to drive on in to Buff country – the corner of Arapahoe and Folsom and check out Tiffin’s extensive menu.

Sev Usar (soup with noodle)

For Indians and all Indian-food lovers, I think it is great to get snack places like this one because they are far and few between .  You can get a variety of foods without being locked into heavy creams, or large portions of just one dish and buffets are just too much! The place is simple, cafeteria-like but you can get channa masala with whole wheat bread like mom makes & South Indian fare.  The daal soups are a must try and of course, kids’ favorite are idlis & dosas straight up! There are plenty of homemade dessert options too and mango lassi that will complement any meal and fill you up too! 

Masala Dosa - can you say CRUNCH?

Pav Bhaji and Bhel is traditional Indian street fare but there’s no need to travel to India when you can get your fix in Boulder, so, check out Tiffin’s and give the small, family-owned business a try – I love that you can get a variety here and leave wanting more….

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Play-Doh Play Dates- Imagination Knows No Bounds

When offered the opportunity to review a fun play-doh play-dates activity website, I was thrilled.  After all, my kids already love play-doh and come up with some pretty amazing things without even being prompted.  Birthday cakes and tea parties are just the beginnings and thanks to their activity website (which I did not know about before this opportunity), we got even more great ideas on how to interact them and stimulate their already creative imaginations.  The website is very easy to use & navigate and there are themes for play-doh creations.  We focused in on the Fresh Ideas button since it had a cupcake displayed and my kids love desserts.  From there, they chose their theme for our play session to be sweets and sure enough, the sky was the limit. They made ice cream, cupcakes, candies, and cookies.  We had a blast as you can see from a few of our pictures posted here, my older daughter made the best little pastry and dessert shop on the block!

Step by Step instructions to make a play-doh PIZZA

No matter what theme your kids choose to model after, the play-doh ideas are fun and give you step-by-step instructions without pictures and graphics so you can’t go wrong.  But there is more to this website if you do not have play-doh on hand (come on who doesn’t have play-doh on hand?).  Anyway, you can do crafts like make placements which all have activities for the kids, or build a perfect snack together (a real snack, not play-doh) – healthy and fun because your child is involved with you.  Crafts are fun too because they follow the theme for what you can make play-doh items for so, for example, September’s theme is Pizza Shop, so you and your kids can enjoy a PLAY-DOH pizza party!  There is the option to make pizzas, calzones, and gelato out of play-doh but then you can make crafts like pizza boxes, a menu, and an OPEN sign for your private pizzeria.  Is anyone getting hungry?  But wait… don’t eat the play-doh just yet… the website has ideas for snacks too because all this imagination can really build up an appetite.  You can make your own organic pizza muffins or soup.  Yum!

The fun and imagination is endless.  Life is short, “Play-Doh” a little or a lot and the Play-Doh activity website is the perfect place for ideas and information like how to clean that play-doh off our furniture and carpets.  Happy Play-Dohing…. check out the website at: http://www.hasbro.com/playdoh/en_US/Play-Dates.cfm

Disclaimer:  In addition to Get Clued In’s general disclaimer, please note the following:  This post is part of a SocialMoms product evaluation, for which I’ve been selected. I’ve been compensated for my time with 8,000 My SocialMoms Rewards Points. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and don’t necessarily reflect the opinions of SocialMoms or Play-Doh.
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Step Right Up! ‘Fully Charged’ Circus comes to Denver & GIVEAWAY

Ladies and gentlemen… Children Of All Ages, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® is about to get you Fully ChargedSM Up! Playing September 29 – October 9 atDenver Coliseum. Get your tickets today at Ringling.com! OR YOU CAN ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN TICKETS BELOW!

I am excited because this will be our first circus as a family and frankly, I think the last time I attended a circus was when I was a kid myself. I am so excited and I know my kids are too! Even as I type this, my little one cannot stop talking about the elephants, tigers, clowns, and animals she will get to see. And the Denver Coliseumis a great venue – easy to get to, conveniently located, and parking is free! And remember, your ticket is also your entry to the Ringling Bros. Animal Open House SM 90 minutes before show time and the FREE All Access Pre-show 60 minutes before the show where you can meet the stars of The Greatest Show On Earth®! For more information on Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® visit www.ringling.com. Below is a detailed description of this year’s show and all the details. After you look this over, don’t forget to enter to win your FAMILY FUN PACK to attend the Circus on OPENING NIGHT, September 29, for FREE!

SHOW DESCRIPTION: Don’t miss Fully ChargedSM, the all-new surge of circus entertainment from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® where megawatts of thrills explode off of the arena floor with breathtaking dare-devilry, superhuman stunts and never-before-seen performances that energize Children of All Ages!

The most electrifying edition ever of Ringling Bros.® celebrates performance power that boosts circus-goers excitement. The amazing acts, which can only be seen at The Greatest Show On Earth®, include Tabayara, a dynamic animal trainer whose rare ability to communicate with animals allows him to ride rearing stallions at a fully charged gallop and orchestrate majestic four-ton Asian Elephants in a symphony of dance. When he stands inside a cage, eye to eye with twelve ferocious tigers, Tabayara sees family where others see danger.

Audiences will feel the earth shake when the Ukrainian strongman duo of Dmitry Nadolinkskiy and Ruslan Gilmulin, who are as wide as they are tall, enter the arena. The brawny twosome give the word manpower a whole new meaning as they lift large cumbersome telephone poles, which weigh up to half-a-ton, and twirl them above their heads while acrobats balance atop.

The Fearless Fernandez Brothers dial up the thrills as they perform daring feats of athleticism on the Twin Turbines of Steel, including, extreme jumps and twists inside the moving wheels! Audiences will crackle with excitement as they watch Guillermo perform a three hundred sixty degree flying forward somersault, three stories in air, a feat so difficult it has only been attempted by one other person in the 141-year history of Ringling Bros. The Human Fuse, Brian Miser, sets the arena sky ablaze as he rockets through the air from his self-made human crossbow. Don’t blink as he flashes across the sky in less than a second, and travels 80 feet at 65 miles per hour.

You can only experience this current of excitement at Ringling Bros. Fully Charged! Get your ticket for high-voltage fun today!

SCHEDULE FOR DENVER: 7:00 PM ONLY- Sept 29, Sep 30, Oct 5, Oct 7,

11:00 AM, 3:00PM, 7:00 PM SHOWS- Oct 1, Oct 8, Oct 9 (final show)

1:00 PM, 5:00 PM SHOWS- Oct 2, Oct 6

Ticket prices and information is as follows: Adult tickets: $15.50, $20.50, $26.50, $40.50 (VIP), $60.50 (Front Row) and $80.50 (Circus Celebrity) KIDS TICKETS ONLY $10 for all performances! (Excludes VIP seating. Kids 2-12. Limit 4 kids’ tickets per 1 Adult ticket.)

Tickets on sale through Ticketmaster online at www.ticketmaster.com/RinglingDenver or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased at the Denver Coliseum box office starting September 19th. Your ticket is also your entry to the Ringling Bros. Animal Open House SM 90 minutes before show time and the FREE All Access Pre-show 60 minutes before the show where you can meet the stars of The Greatest Show On Earth®! For more information on Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® visit www.ringling.com.

WINNER ANNOUNCED—- BRANDI T. via Rafflecopter…. but please enter at these other great sites and try to win there!

Also enter to WIN tickets at:  

Mama Bird’s BlogMominManagement.com and TwoHandsTwoFeet.com, and Macaroni Kid — either in progress or coming soon!  Some of these contests end AFTER this one so you can have multiple chances to win!

GIVEAWAY: Win your own family fun-pack of tickets to the circus and Step right up and into the fun! Giveaway runs from September 4 (12:01 AM EST) thru September 12 (ends at 12:01AM EST), winning family announced using Rafflecopter on September 12 by 10 am MST right here and notified via E-mail.

***VERY IMPORTANT TO ENTER:  You have to use the application BELOW called Rafflecopter To ENTERClick CONTINUE READING below to enter and refresh if needed to see the entry page. Please follow the instructions and CLICK “I DID THIS” to enter the answers to the (1) mandatory entry and then (2)-(5) the optional entries as you wish but you have to follow the instructions & CLICK I DID THIS.***

***If you still cannot get it to work (INTERNET EXPLORER USERS ARE HAVING THE MOST DIFFICULTY), feel free to email me at getcluedin@gmail.com or leave me a comment with your email address and I will manually enter you for the (1) mandatory entry.  Also, if you wish to follow on FACEBOOK my site is Get Clued In! (If you like my page, leave me  separate comment and your facebook name); If you follow me on twitter, @getcluedin, let me know you do in a comment, and also what your twitter ID is, and if you do anything else – like RSS or email feeds subscription, leave that in a comment too- I will manually enter you using the comments.  Thanks and sorry if there are problems.

Also enter to WIN tickets at:  

Mama Bird’s BlogMominManagement.com and TwoHandsTwoFeet.com, and Macaroni Kid — either in progress or coming soon!  Some of these contests end AFTER this one so you can have multiple chances to win! 

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