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Friday, February 3, 2012

“I Love You an Ocelet!”

Are you looking for a super-unique way to say, “Be Mine,” this Valentine’s Day?  If so, look no further than the Louisville Zoo’s Lovebird Package.  Now through February 10, this Valentine’s message package is only $60 and includes an animal adoption certificate, a picture of your selected animal, the adoptive parent’s name on the Louisville Zoo website, and a plush animal from the Zoo gift shop.

Who wouldn’t love one of these sweet messages!
Grizzly Bear - “I can’t bear to be without you!”
Brazilian Ocelot - “I love you an ocelot.”
Amur (Siberian) Tiger - “You’re the purrr-fect Amur for me!”
Western Lowland Gorilla - “I go ape over you!”
African Lion - “I ain’t lion, you’re my Valentine!”
Wart Hog - “Hogs & kisses to you!”
Hissing Cockroach - “I’m your love bug”
African Elephant - “I could never forget you Valentine, I love you tons!”
Barn Owl - “Whooo’s your Valentine? ”
Hartmann’s Zebra - “It’s black & white, I love you Valentine!”
Rockhopper Penguin - “I waddle be your Valentine!”
These packages are available through A.D.O.P.T.S (Animals Depend on People To Survive) through the Louisville Zoo’s membership office or online here.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

What to Get Your Valentine

We have some helpful tips from Amy Holley, owner of HolleyWrap, Louisville's Premier Gifting Service.

If you're like me, you think “chocolate” when Valentine's Day comes around.  As a child, a Whitman's Sampler always showed up at our house on February 14th.  It was special … the bite-sized pieces in the heart-shaped sampler were exotic to a Louisville kid growing up on meat and potatoes.   Louisville has lots of entrepreneurs cooking up Valentine goodies these days …

Thinking chocolate gifts this Valentine's Day? Consider a visit to Coco's Chocolate Cafe .  Coco's is now sourcing 100% organic, fair trade cacao (chocolate) beans from the Dominican Republic and roasting them to make their own chocolate! The bars are available in 45% Milk chocolate, 65% Dark chocolate, and 73% X-tra Dark chocolate blends, and sweetened with organic coconut sugar. All things chocolate are available at Coco's.


You might surprise your friends and co-workers with specialty Valentine coffee drinks from Red Hot Roasters, a drive-thru, cash only, location in the Irish Hill Neighborhood. "The Berry Red Hot Kiss" & "Honey, You Can't Handle Me Latte" are on the menu, and don't leave without a few of the amazing Stellar Sweets treats you'll find there.  Stellar Sweets goodies can be found at Day's Espresso and Coffee  in the Highlands, too … the coconut macaroons are fabulous!

Wanna' treat your cherished one(s) to dinner, but still honoring your 2012 BUDGET?  Consider breakfast … make a date with Toast on Market , Wild Eggs, or Lynn's Paradise Cafe.  Most of these local diners offer breakfast cocktails in addition to delicious traditional and eclectic breakfast entrees. 
On the other hand, if you're still honoring your 2012 DIET, make a donation to the American Heart Association.  February is 'American Heart Month' - learn more @

Now, make a list of your Valentines! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Kosair Shrine Circus Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed.

When there are elephants, fliers, tigers, and a contortionist involved,  there’s only one thing that can mean-- the Kosair Shrine Circus is in town.  Check it out next weekend.
Thursday, Feb 9th at 10:30am and 7pm
Friday, Feb 10th at 10:30am and 7pm
Saturday, Feb 11th at 10:00am, 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, Feb 12th at 10:00am, 2pm and 7pm
Tickets can be purchased at The Kentucky State Fairgrounds, Broadbent Arena box office, or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or for $18, $22, or $25 depending on seat locations.
Children under 2 years old will not require a ticket if they will be sitting on a paying adult's lap. If a child under 2 years of age requires a seat, a ticket is needed.
But WAIT, one lucky winner will get 4 tickets to the Kosair Shrine Circus, and here’s how you can enter to win:
Follow Today’s Family on Twitter
That’s it… follow us on Twitter and leave a comment here telling us that you did it!
Note: The tickets are for the the 7pm show on 2/10.
This giveaway ends at midnight on 2/7/12.

See Official Rules for details.

Update: Our winner is hailey (comment #21).  Congratulations!  Please email us ASAP to receive your prize. Our new winner is grindstone (comment #24)!  You must email us by ASAP to receive your prize for tonight's show!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

They’re in Full Bloom

There’s a fantastic new place in town where learning takes place in a blended environment with children of all levels of need, and it’s called Sproutlings.

You’ll see upwards of 120 children on the Masonic Homes of Louisville campus now days thanks to Sproutlings Pediatric Day Care and Preschool.  At Sproutlings, they take a different approach to day care and preschool by integrating both typical children and children with special needs, including up to 60 children who are medically fragile.

Check them out at or call for a tour, 502.753.8222.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Vacation or Staycation?

It’s that time of year when the HR department is asking for your vacation day schedule.
Will your summer vacation this year involve a stroll on the beach?

… or might a family “staycation” be on your schedule with some local exploring?

You could order up a “fried egg” at Squire Boone Caverns.

… or take the wheel in an old pickup truck at the Louisville Zoo.

… or better yet, get out the old Slip N’ Slide and have some fun right in your own backyard!

What does your summer schedule look like?
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