Thursday, March 18, 2010

10 Ways to "Do the Mall"

During the winter, we spent a lot of time at the mall, and we learned some fun stuff you might want to know (or already do know, in which case - ignore this.)

1.) Barnes & Noble - there is a train set and a cool little seating area by the windows that my girls love. With so many awesome books to read, we could spend all day in there. Also, they have some fun "reading times" where they'll read stories to the children. Way fun.

2.) SCHEEL'S - They give out free fudge samples every day. Even if you have to walk from the farthest corner of the mall, it's worth it. (and it's tiny, but seriously - it's that good.) Oh, and while you're in there, take the kids to the bottom floor and show them all the stuffed animals. Funny stuff.

3.) Kid Creations - On the top floor of the mall directly above the kid's play place. It's a fun little toy store with tons of toys out that the kids can actually play with. We make the employees mad every time we go because we're so loud, but I don't really care.

4.) In the summer when it's warmer, take your kids for a walk down by the water behind P.F.Changs. Throw some rocks in the water. And bring your camera.

5.) The Children's Place - I was just in there yesterday and they have little girl's legging on sale. I've wanted to buy them for a while, but they were 2 for $18 which is a little more than I would like to spend on children's leggings, but they are on sale right now for $5 each. I think I might go back and get some more.

6.) Pottery Barn Kids - has some super cute kitchen and playhouse stuff for the kids to play with while you shop (if you have enough money to shop there - I certainly do not). Usually they have adorable play food out, but sometimes they don't.

7.) Charlie's Subs - gives out free samples every day at lunch time. They're small, but if you keep walking by, they'll just keep giving them to you and you won't have to buy lunch at all. Just kidding - but they are pretty delicious to munch on while you're standing in line at Wendy's. :)

8.) There are some coin operated ride-on toys just east of the play area. If your kids are little and into that kind of thing.

9.) Brookstone - Has some fun things you can try (and they'll entertain your kids too.) Massage chairs, exercise equipment, flying helicopters, the list goes on and on... Try it out - you'll like it. And so will your husband. And so will your kids.

10.) The candy store right by the play area also has some gems. They give out free kettle corn samples and they have ICEE'S!! That's my kind of store.
(Try the miniature jaw breakers. Yum.)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for stopping into Scheels and recommending our fudge! We really appreciate your time spent in the store. One flavor that you should really try is the "Sneekers Fudge", it will knock your socks off.

    Thanks again for your support!