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o your kids love Goosebumps? Maybe the Goosebumps books were even your favorite spooky reads as a kid. The classic R.L. Stine books have been entertaining children for over 25 years. Now, The Rose Theater in Omaha is bringing a classic Goosebumps novel to the stage.

Goosebumps: The Phantom of the Auditorium - The Musical opened October 26 just in time for Halloween fun and will run through November 11. Best friends, Brooke and Zeke, are cast as the leads in the 'Phantom of the Opera' musical. This script has a haunted and mysterious past that becomes apparent during the 75 minute show.  Read More...

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Another McAlister’s Deli is coming to our area! I recently discovered the delicious food and McAlister Deli’s genuine hospitality when I visited their Council Bluffs location that opened earlier this year.

Today is the grand opening of the McAlister’s deli, located on 603 S 72nd, just south of Dodge St on 72nd. Stop by for a friendly atmosphere, food made to order, and great service. Here’s a few reasons to check out the new McAlister’s Deli (I’m going to let the pictures tell the story. Be ready to drool.) Read More...

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When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's amore. I are more than a little in "amore" (love in Italian) with the newest concept from Nebraska favorite Valentino's; this location includes sit down table service rather than the usual buffet and carry out options. Plus, there's so much more than just pizza at the Valentino's Ristorante located in Lincoln near 28th and Pinelake. I was delighted to attend a local blogger and influencer event with some of my favorite Nebraska tastemakers. We were all totally blown away by the quality of the food, plus the experience and ambience were next level. Read on for my reasons you need to visit Valentino's Ristorante as soon as possible: Read More...


I am so excited to introduce you to some amazing Nebraska authors today. All four of us are established bloggers and have released exciting new books this year. If you are wondering what there is to do in Nebraska or want to learn more about Nebraska history, you won’t want to miss these books. My new books aren’t Nebraska related, but will help you save money so you can travel and enjoy all the places mentioned in these books.

Keep reading for a chance to win a Kindle Fire 7 tablet to read all your new books! Read More...


Is your little one ready to watch a live theater show? The Rose Theater's newest production, Curious George & the Golden Meatball, is a perfect show to introduce your preschooler to the magic of the stage. With familiar characters, bright colors, lively music, and an engaging story line, kids ages 4 and up will love this new production in Omaha. Keep reading for a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets!

You may be familiar with Curious George from H.A. Rey's books, movies, and award-winning PBS television shows. Your family can now watch this inquisitive and lovable monkey come to life with jumps, flips, and turns in this musical adventure. Read More...


I have never dined at a McAlister's Deli and was so excited to be invited to the grand opening of this new franchise in Council Bluffs at Metro Crossing. I didn't know what to expect, but I was blown away by the delicious food and the affordable prices.

Here are 9 reasons to visit the new McAlister's Deli. Make sure to keep reading to enter to win a $25 McAlister's Deli gift card.

1. Fresh Salads - Their salads are made to order with fresh ingredients. My favorite is the seasonal Pecanberry salad (pictured below). Read More...