If you want to be scared like never before this Halloween season, then there's only one place to go!
The Wisconsin Feargrounds at the Waukesha County Expo Center!
I went there on Saturday with my husband Aaron. 'Timmer' andÂ his wife Ann Marie are the real deal when it comes to putting together three haunted houses that even the toughest of characters will get scared in.
Take my husband for example. He's a guy who laughs during horror movies. He admitted that he almost had to leave while going throug the second house because it freaked him out that much. But make no mistake, he was defintely a happy customer.
The costumes, the makeup and the detail in all of these rooms were unbelievable. There were so many times when I forgot that I was actually in Waukesha. Each room takes you to a whole new world, likeÂ a creepy living room with bugs all over the wall - AMAZING!
Oh and watch out above! You never know what direction a ghost will come out and scare you.
It's totally worth the time to get a group together and visit the Wisconsin Feargrounds!
Photo - myself with one of the creepy actors in the makeup trailer
So excited to hear about the big NFL Kickoff concert in Green Bay before the Packers/Saints game!
Plus a Packers game!!!
Could life get any better?!?!
If you're going, make sure to tweet me your pics @ElizabethKayFM or put them on Facebook!
Photo creditÂ avinashkunnath via Flickr
Photo credit via Flickr
I LOVE the pigs at the Wisconsin State Fair. I used to say that one day I would get a potbelly pig - they're so cute!
My friend Matt's family owns a pig farm in Luxemburg and these are two of their pigs. Would you believe they're almost 300 pounds!
Have you ever wanted to go whitewater rafting? Now you can and it's right in Wisconsin!
Check out my guest blog for Travel Wisconsin that talks all about our whitewater rafting and kayaking trip up north by clicking here.
Are you ready for some football? I am, but I'm not ready to give up that title of "Super Bowl Champs."
I've been bragging quite a bit in this off season to the Bears, Vikings and Steeler fans that I associate with.
Of course I hope we can have a repeat of last season, but I'm not ready to see us lose that title either.
I can't even imagine the pressure the players and coaches must feel to win. But I am ready to relax on a cozy, fall Sunday with a blanket, my Packer jersey and my husband.
Photo credit Nick Collins via Sara Schmidt with Cramer-Krasselt
Check out who will be at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard stage this year at Summerfest!
June 29: Meat LoafJune 30: FunkmasterÂ George ClintonJuly 1: Alt-rockersÂ Third Eye BlindJuly 2: Countryâs party-ready piano playerÂ Phil VassarJuly 3: The Jayhawks withÂ Alejandro Escovedo and theÂ Ike Reilly AssassinationJuly 5: ReggaeâsÂ the Wailers
July 6: Danny Gokey
July 7: Neo-soul artistÂ Raphael SaddiqJuly 8: To be announced
July 9: WaukeshaâsÂ BoDeansJuly 10: Singer-songwriterÂ Amos Lee withÂ Willy Porter
I'll see you at Danny Gokey and Phil Vassar!
Congratulations to the Green Bay Packers, as a die hard fan - I had a hunch from the first preseason game that this was going to be a special team.
WOW, to all the haters who thought it couldn't happen. The smallest cityÂ in the NFL with the biggest heart won!
*Photo - My husband and I with the Packers during the summer Tailgate Tour that stopped at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.
I had every intention of making it into work today, but "me vs the snow drifts" meant only one thingÂ - the snow drift WON.
My husband was up with me at 1:00 am to try and shovel me out of our alley. After an hour of shoveling the same drift over and over, he said it perfectly "we can't shovel our entire way to Hales Corners from Bay View."
True. So after a few phone calls with Kidd O'Shea (who's stranded at a hotel in New Berlin) and talks with the boss it was decided to stay home.
In theory a snow day would sound awesome, except it's 3:47 am and I can't go back to sleep (this is my usual awake time).
So it's time to put some coffee on, cuddle up with my dog (who's refusing to go outside and pee) and watch my TV friends report the news and weather.
BTW, this photo is outside our front door, yes you can only see parts of the hand rail down the steps due to the HUGE drift in front of me.
In case you missed it, check out this fun photos from the "Celebrity Cream Puff eating contest" that happened this week at the Wisconsin State Fair.
Needless to say, I didn't win. But it's always a good time nonetheless.
I had to get a new driver's license photo. Yes, I did full hair and makeup for this photo opportunity.Â Let's face it, this photo might be on my license for a LOOOOONG time and I want to make it look good.
My husband thought I was nuts (by the way, he wouldn't even crack a grin in his photo - he looks angry). In my opinion I think it looks alright.
Buying your first home is nerve wracking!
My husband Aaron and I are in the process of purchasing our first home and we really are excited about it - but it's a BIG financial commitment.
Yesterday we had to sign off on all of the paperworkÂ for our loan. That's a lot of zeros and at one point I thought I might throw up when I started thinking about how much money this really is.
I realize it's all made in small, monthly payments, but it's a heck of a lot different than paying a rent check every month.
Thankfully my husband is usually the calm, cool and collected one because I don't think I could have done this alone.
This week we get our final inspector through the property, I'm just crossing my fingers that this place is as good of a deal that it appears to be.
Now that the weather is getting nicer a battle has started up in our house - when do we turn off our heat.
I'm still cold, so I've kept the heat on at around 60 degrees. I've noticed my husband Aaron has been turning off the heat because he's "sweating"...so he claims.
It's not even officially SpringÂ and we might get snow this weekend - I say keep the heat on, at least for a little while. Am I nuts?
I was digging around onlineÂ the other dayÂ trying to figure out who can fix the potholes in our neighborhood - because they are BAD in some parts of Bay View.
I went to the city of Milwaukee's Department of Public Works website to report the potholes and this was on that page:
Our goal is to repair potholes within three days of finding them or hearing about them. Emergency situations are investigated immediately.
And guess what...I reported the potholes and less than 2 days later they were fixed! If you're sick of your potholes, I'd recommend reporting them here (especially with their goal of fixing it in 3 days).
Wisconsin athletes are well represented in this year's Olympics and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has set up an awesome page on their website called "Wisconsin Watch".
Click here for all the details.
(photo: Kidd O'Shea, Olympic short-track speedskater Alyson Dudek from Hales Corners and Elizabeth Kay)
They Got To Me...
The two guys from A Great Big World stopped by the Mix studios to sing their hit, "Say Something" and it happened...I cried.
If you have not listened to the song yet...well...I suggest you do, but don't cry :( These guys are very nice and I wish them nothing but success!
I recently spent some time a La Reve...want to see what I enjoyed?
#yum #alist #wisn
A-List: Best French Cuisine
12 News Contributor Kidd O'Shea stops by La Reve, 2012 A-List winner for the
Which One Is Your Favorite?
I am getting a custom made suit from Richard Bennett at Mayfair and I need your help. Which one do you like best? Did you know that Richard Bennett makes tailor made suits? This means you will looking amazing this holiday season because you are wearing something that is made just for you. You will feel great knowing you look great and that is when you play great! Visit them today inside Mayfair and let them know I sent you.
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Create a Pest Management Calendar
Is your mailbox filling with next year's calendars? Put them to use managing pests in the garden.
No, I'm not talking about smashing insects with the rolled up calendar. Instead, use them to develop a pest-monitoring calendar for next year.
Take a few minutes to review this year's garden journal. Look for notes on any pest problems you encountered. Make a note to watch for these pests in next year's calendar. This helps with early detection; a key to successful control.
Consider adding notes about the weather and control measures you tried that were effective. Try using preventative eco-friendly measures like barriers and traps to prevent problems. Covering your cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower before the cabbageworm moths are active allows you to prevent damage.
Setting out shallow cans of stale beer will help you minimize feeding damage by slugs and snails during wet weather.
A bit more information: No garden journal? This is a good opportunity to create one that includes your growing successes, failures as well as pest problems. Use a spiral notebook, three-ring binder or computer calendar or spreadsheet. Just make it easy and fun. That way you are sure to keep recording, referencing and putting your gardening experiences to work.
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