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Grab your pickaxes and potions - Minefaire: The Ultimate Minecraft Experience is coming to Austin (and I have a discount for you)!

I have been provided with Minefaire tickets to promote this event.  The opinions are my own.  I have not been financially compensated for this post.

Are your kids huge Minecraft fans like mine (see S's Minecraft-themed birthday party)? Needless to say, our boys were stoked to see that Minefaire: The Ultimate Minecraft Experience is coming to the Austin Convention Center on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16. I am excited to be partnering with Minefaire to offer Fab Everyday followers 20% off tickets with promo code FAB20!

Minefaire, the #1 Minecraft event in the US, offers families the opportunities to connect through parent-child build challenges and so much more. You also get the chance to meet your favorite YouTube creators from around the world (my kids are SO excited about this), watch stage shows, learn from Minecraft experts in hands-on workshops, and shop official Minecraft merch in an epically huge merch store. See more about the Austin con on the Facebook event page here.


Back to School – You’re Not in it Alone!

I have been compensated for this post by Oros. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

You guys know I’m a big fan of the Oros messaging app (read my full review of the Oros app here, and download it for free for iOS or Android here). I first fell in love with it for restaurant and travel recommendations from real, local experts. But now, I use Oros for even more, like getting any advice about any subject, all from real people. Lately, the other parents on Oros have been using the question and answer platform for all things back-to-school, including sanity tips for busy families getting back into the routine, clothes and school supplies sales and deals, and more.

NEW PROMO FROM OROS! The Oros app has just received an update that allows users to refer their friends and family to join (all from directly within the app). If you refer 25 friends to join Oros (and they download and join), you’ll get a $25 Amazon gift card! Now’s the perfect time to join and get others in on the conversation!


Golden Hour Family Photo Session with Austin Photographer Jessica Rockowitz Photography

I received a complimentary family photo session from Jessica Rockowitz Photography.  The opinions are my own.  I was not financially compensated for this post.

Believe it or not, we have never done a formal family photo shoot with all four of us.  Shocking, I know!  And since I spend so much time in front of the camera myself or snapping photos of the kids, we forget to take pictures of our whole family together even though much of our life is photographed.  I always notice this when the holidays roll around, since I can rarely find a picture of all of us for our holiday cards.  This year, we decided to change that, and book a professional family photo shoot with Austin's Jessica Rockowitz Photography.  Jessica suggested a shoot during golden hour, and the results were magical!

Jessica specializes in lifestyle and family photography.  As a mother herself, she has a way with kids (more on that below).  She also offers special packages for influencers who are looking to keep a steady stream of professional-quality photos in their feed!  I'm excited to announce that she is offering a family session giveaway to one of my Austin followers!  Follow @fabeverydayblog on Facebook for the giveaway post and details.  


Thoroughly enchanting! Disney's Beauty and the Beast at ZACH Theatre should be your next Austin family date night

We received complimentary tickets to this show.  The opinions are my own.  I was not financially compensated for this post.

One of our all-time favorite family date night ideas is going to the theatre.  ZACH Theatre in Austin (celebrating their 85th year - #zach85) is a longtime favorite of ours with their variety of family shows.  Every time we see a play at ZACH the kids are blown-away by the magic of it all.  I can't tell you how much I value this... in a world where kids are surrounded by high-definition media with the latest technology and special effects, it makes me so happy to see how much the art of live theatre can still impress and enthrall them.  ZACH's latest headlining production, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, was even more than that.  To use a theme from the show itself, we were absolutely enchanted.  The cast, crew, orchestra, and production had us all spellbound from the first "bonjour," and even now, days later.