Friday, September 21, 2012

FREE iPad application - Elfishki Game Collection

Due to your demand, we just release our very first FREE iPad application - 
Elfishki Game Collection Free.

In this version, you you can enjoy the "Decorate the Cake" Game (fromElfishki and The Giant Cake Fairy Tale storybook).
The other two games - "Help Jeanso Pack his Backpack" and "See I Spy" are available as In-App purchase.

Get this Free iPad app HERE.

These are great games for the kiddos!

They have also released an iPhone version of our popular "Elfishki and The Giant Cake Fairy Tale storybook.  It's only $0.99.  In this iPhone version you will find:

  • Multilingual storybook with professional voice-overs
  • Same amazing illustration
  • And a Bonus - "Decorate The Cake" game, which have been specifically adapted for the iPhone.
Get it HERE.

disclosure~ this info was passed on to me from Elfishski!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Progresso Launches Two New Light Cream Soups

Though summer is winding down, soup season is just gearing up! If you´re craving rich and creamy flavors, but don´t want to splurge on calories, the two new creamy flavors of Progresso® Light soups are here with a reason to celebrate!
At 100 calories per serving, now you can indulge in warm, creamy soups like Light Creamy Potato with Bacon and Cheese* and Light Chicken Pot Pie Style* without feeling guilty. Packed with indulgent, satisfying flavor, these two new Light creamy soups are the perfect way to make thoughtful eating decisions without sacrificing incredible taste.
  • These two new Progresso Light creamy soups are joining the lineup of more than 40 flavorful soups that are 100 calories or less per serving
  • These Weight Watchers® endorsed soups have 100 calories and a 2PointsPlus value per serving
  • The Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese variety boasts pieces of potato with savory bacon and rich cheese flavor
  • The Chicken Pot Pie Style variety exudes a home-style essence with cuts of white-meat chicken, hearty potatoes and classic vegetables
Is your mouth watering yet? Want to give these new Light creamy soups a try? Then grab your soup soon and download a printable coupon for $1.25 off the purchase of 4 cans of Progresso® soup today! Be sure to share this coupon with your family, friends and readers so they too can take advantage of the savings and try Progresso Light creamy soups!
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disclosure~ this info was provided to me thru MyBlogSpark.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Wichita Falls Museum Day- Stroll and Roll~ Kell House

This is part 4 of my series on the Stroll N Roll from 2012
Part one ~ Museum of North Texas History
part two ~ The Wichita Falls RailRoad Museum
part three ~ Hotter 'N Hell clubhouse and the Art Gallery

As a reminder, the Stroll N Roll is a yearly event put on by the city of Wichita Falls 
and the Red River Valley tourism Association. 
For one day, we can visit all the local museums and art centers area in our for FREE. 
The city also provides free trolley service to each of the sites. 
This year there were 10 sites available to visit. 
My posts will cover a few of them that the kiddos and I found interesting.

In this post I will cover the Kell House Museum

Kell House Museum
Long considered a visionary and driving force behind the growth of our city, Frank Kell moved to Wichita Falls in 1896 at the urging of his brother-in-law, Joseph Kemp.  The two men were involved in the grain industry, the development of Lake Wichita, the utilities companies, the newspaper, the streetcar system, the railroad, the local college, and much more.  In 1909, Mr. Kell purchased the land on the bluff overlooking downtown and, with his sister-in-law Mrs. Minnie Mae Addickes serving as contractor, he built a home for his family. 
The Kell family home was occupied by Miss Willie May Kell after the death of her parents. When Miss Kell passed away in 1980, the Kell House was purchased and restored by the Wichita County Heritage Society, and the Kell House Museum opened in 1981.
The Kell House is one of the most historically and architecturally significant buildings in Wichita Falls. The Museum features distinctive architecture designed by the local firm of Jones and Orlopp, original family furnishings, textiles, decorative arts, and historic costumes. Guided tours of this local, state, and national landmark provide a fascinating history of this area’s early settlement and of the Kell family.
The Kell Family in 1910:
Left to Right
Back: Joseph, Carrie, Bess, Willie May, Sadie
Front: Mary Jo, Lula Kemp Kell, Frank Kell, Sybil, Emma Frances Stinnett Kemp
picture from this website

Texas Landmark!

The kiddos and I had a great time walking thru such an old house and learning about the history of our city!

for more info on the Kell House Museum
Please check out Red River Valley

Thanks for reading!
I hope you enjoyed the tours from Stroll N Roll 2012

Wichita Falls Museum Day- Stroll and Roll ~ Hotter 'N Hell Clubhouse and art gallery

This is part 3 of my series on the Stroll N Roll from 2012
Part one ~ Museum of North Texas History
part two ~ The Wichita Falls RailRoad Museum

As a reminder, the Stroll N Roll is a yearly event put on by the city of Wichita Falls 
and the Red River Valley tourism Association. 
For one day, we can visit all the local museums and art centers area in our for FREE. 
The city also provides free trolley service to each of the sites. 
This year there were 10 sites available to visit. 
My posts will cover a few of them that the kiddos and I found interesting:_)

our trolley:)

In this post I will cover 2 locations
The Hotter 'N Hell Hundred clubhouse
Wichita Falls Art Association Gallery

Hotter N Hell Hundred
The Hotter’N Hell grew geometrically for several years.  The Hotter’N Hell Hundred is still the largest single day 100 mile bicycle ride in the nation – and possibly the world. In 2012 more than 13,500 registrants again participated in the Hotter’N Hell Hundred weekend events.

I really liked this quilt someone had made with all the t-shirts designs from all the past years of the HNH.

For more info on the Hotter N Hell Hundred please check out the HH100 website

Wichita Falls Art Association Gallery
The Wichita Falls Art Association is a non-profit organization which is dedicated to promoting visual arts in the Texoma area.  This group began in 1949, from a small group of artists at the Woman’s Forum.

The association provides a medium in which the public can view various forms of local art, contributes scholarships to beginning art students, occasionally provides contributions for art supplies to local schools, and membership is open to anyone who desires to participate.

Members are entitled to show art work at any event in which WFAA chooses to participate.  These events include, but are not limited to, the Home and Garden Show at the end of February, the Kemp Show, which is usually held in the spring/summer, the Art Affair on the Kemp Square, and the Wichita Falls Art Association Membership Show, which are usually held in the fall of each year.  Special workshops by visiting artists may be offered periodically and sponsored by the association; members are offered a discount on enrollment fees.  There are also occasional day trips planned for visits to art galleries, museums, or other areas of interest.

This chair was up for raffle
It was signed by the Derby Dames(our local roller derby team)
This chair was "Under the sea"
The glass instructor showing how to  make pictures out of glass~
This gentleman was making rings out of small pieces of medal
This lady was painting a picture from a picture.

We had a great time walking around the Art Gallery!

If you would like more info on
The Wichita Falls Art Association Gallery please see WFART

part 4 (coming soon) of the series will cover the Kell House Museum

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wichita Falls Museum Day- Stroll and Roll ~ Rail Road Museum

This is part 2 of the Stroll N Roll

The 1st part was the Museum of North Texas

The Stroll N Roll is a yearly event put on by The City of Wichita Falls. We can visit all the local museums and art centers here in our town for FREE. The city also provides trolley rides to all the different places. This years Stroll N Roll had 10 different places we could visit and look around for FREE! This is a great family day and to learn more about our history!

This post is about one of the stops on the Stroll N Roll
The Wichita Falls RailRoad Museum!

THE WICHITA FALLS RAILROAD MUSEUM (WFRRM) a collection of 15 railroad rolling stock units, 8 motorcar units and memorabilia, much of it related to the railroads that served or are serving Wichita Falls. 

The Museum's three-track yard is located on what was the site of the Wichita Falls Union Passenger Station. Click here for a view of the area.

LOCATION: The Museum's ENTRANCE gate is at the East end of 9th Street. The Museum is adjacent to the tracks of the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway, in downtown Wichita Falls, Texas. Our street address is 500 9th Street.

The actual founders of the museum were Dr. Forest Monahan, Dr. Theron Baber, Mr. Malcolm Vordenbaum, and Mr. R.E. Doc Waters. Dr. Monahan was the initiating and sustaining force during the founding years. They each contributed an initial $500 to start the process of incorporation.

A select few new members were invited to join the founders after about a year of slow going following incorporation. For lack of other identification, the term "Founding Member" was applied to the invitees. These people were a fortunate few. Dr. David Spencer, Lt Col Raul Ashby, Randy Duke, and Steve Reeves were the founding members.

The first piece of rolling stock was the Burlington Northern Caboose. It was donated to the museum by Mr. R. E. Doc Waters. The caboose was given to Mr. R. E. Doc Waters as a retirement gift when he retired from Burlington Northern Railroad.

At this time this organization was only a group of avid and dedicated Railroad Enthusiasts with visions of a Railroad Museum.
(........They built a museum.)
The Wichita Falls Railroad Museum was founded in 1980 to establish a museum of railroad, streetcar, and pioneer history in Depot Square, part of an official National Register Historic District of downtown Wichita Falls, Texas. Chartered by the State of Texas as a non-profit corporation, the Museum was to obtain suitable rolling stock for the project, while the City of Wichita Falls would make available land in Depot Square, site of the former Wichita Falls Union Depot.

With practically no money and limited membership, the Museum's original plan to acquire Texas Zephyr cars proved unfeasible. The city eventually sold the Depot Square site to private individuals. In 1986 a project by several local railfans to repaint the city's deteriorating steam engine, then located in Rotary Park, renewed interest in the museum concept. Soon, a revitalized Museum began collecting rolling stock -- including diesel switcher 1029, donated by the Katy Railroad -- and the City repurchased Depot Square.

Raising enough capital to actually lay track remained difficult, however, and the Museum concentrated on collecting and restoring rolling stock at its temporary location in the Conoco complex on Eastside Drive. In November, 1990, when road work threatened to close off forever the Conoco spur, the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern railroads graciously moved the Museum's equipment to a siding adjacent to Lawrence Road. Here the Museum opened to the public for the first time. At least 2,000 people toured the Museum in its first year of operation.

But when, in August of 1991, it was learned that development would sever the rail to the Lawrence Road location, the Museum once again faced a search for a new home. Shortly thereafter, the Wichita County Heritage Society offered to help the Museum realize its long-term dream of establishing a permanent display in Depot Square. By the time the Museum's equipment was moved by Burlington Northern to temporary storage at the B. W. Sinclair plant east of the city, the "Move It or Lose It" campaign was in high gear. The Society obtained a ten-year lease of Depot Square and raised some $78,000 from individuals, businesses, foundations, and the City of Wichita Falls for construction of the Museum's three tracks and security fence. Construction was completed in late summer of 1992, and again with BN's help the Museum's equipment rolled into its permanent home.

The Depot Square site was dedicated on September 25, 1992, during the 5th annual "Zephyr Days" train festival. Since 1992 the celebration has included special tours and activities at the Depot Square Museum as well.

Now the Wichita Falls Railroad Museum once again focuses on preservation and restoration of the individual pieces in its unique collection and on improving its site. Since moving to Depot Square, the Museum has expanded its collection with the donation of two more passenger cars, several small work cars, and numerous railroad artifacts. In April of 1997 the Museum, assisted by the City and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, moved the city's steam engine, Fort Worth and Denver No. 304, donated to the museum by the Rotary Club and City of Wichita Falls and moved from Rotary Park, near Cunningham school to the Depot Square site.

As always, the Museum's primary objective remains the creation of hands-on history lessons for the people of Wichita Falls and north Texas.

The kiddos got to ride the train cars around the museum area!
I rode it with Jessica this year:)
This is the engine to the big black train..

Wood burning stove to keep the cars warm.

The way our mail was delivered!
Sleeping cars~
dining cars

We had a great time and took some wonderful pics from the trip!

Thanks to the City of Wichita Falls for putting on such a great day!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Weight Watchers ~ Smart Ones #eatsmart

We have all tried to cut back on what we eat to loose a few LB's! 
Smart Ones from Weight Watchers are a great solution! 
They are great for on the go! 
cost around $3 to $4 meal 
and taste great too!

The Raspberry Cheesecake Sundae is to DIE for, and for only 4 points its an easy choice!

all of the Smart Ones meals, breakfasts, snacks and desserts are inspired by our 6 Smart Eating Principles. 

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    I like that the Principles can be found on every meal box!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I was please to be picked to review Smart Ones by Weight Watchers!The Kiddos and I got to Walmart and just could not decide where to start first! We finally decided on the one for the review and picked up a few Sundaes and Breakfast items! 

    My kiddos and I tryed the Chicken with Honey BBQ Sauce wraps for the review!
    The package contained 4 wraps!
    enough for 2 servings.
    I cut them into halves so we could all try them.
    The flavor was amazing!
    You could taste the chicken and the BBQ sauce!
    at 6 points I will be eating these more often!

    The kiddos gave them stars based on taste and 2 of the 3 kiddos gave them 5 stars.
     Little Andy gave them 4 stars for the taste. He is my picky eater.
    I gave them 5 stars.
    Our meal was priced at $3 from Walmart.
    We will be picking up more Smart Ones on our next grocery trip! 
    The kiddos and I liked the Sundaes and The Breakfast meals!

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