Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Disney's Puppy Dog Pals on DVD Today!

We no longer have cable television but my kids are able to keep up with shows when visiting their Nana's and one of the newer shows that my kids have taken a liking to is the new series Puppy Dog Pals. 

The series is on Disney channel and it involves two adorable pug puppies Bingo and Rolly who's owner is a dog toy inventor. So while their owner Bob is out inventing dog toys the pups go on missions which involve some of Bob's inventions. The all new DVD is in stores today for you to bring home and share with your little ones. The Puppy Dog Pals DVD is packed with 6 episodes which is a total of 12 adventures. Your little one will be sure to enjoy them all. 

They're cute, cuddly and all collared up for pup-tacular adventures! While their owner Bob is away, adorable puppy brothers Bingo and Rolly embark on exciting missions stretching from their own backyard to amazing locations all around the world! With support from their "big sister" Hissy, a neighborhood full of animal friends and Bob's high-tech inventions, these hilarious heroes are always ready to unleash totally paw-some fun! Don’t miss the action-packed stories of these fun-loving pug brothers and pals! Bring home over two hours of adventure on Disney DVD April 10th!

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Amazing books about Bigfoot and places around the world for Kids!

I am always on a search for fun but also educational books when it comes to selection for my kids. I was lucky enough to have a chance to review the following books Bigfoot Visits the Big Cities of the World and Bigfoot Goes on Vacation. As soon as these books arrived my kids were already sitting quietly and looking for all the fun objects in the searches they have throughout the book. The book reminded me of a classic favorite Where's Waldo, but with way more to find, they have you search for Bigfoot, footprints, artist, cats, foxes, and much more which there could be 1-5 of each that you have to locate. 


What makes the books educational is before each hunt is a bunch of easy to read fun facts about the various locations in which Bigfoot is visiting. I was born in FL and I still am stuck here, anyhow I have always called Bigfoot just that Bigfoot but my husband told me that in FL it is called the Skunk Ape I seriously thought he was full of but even in the book it points out that in FL that is what he is more known as....go figure. It also has other names in which Bigfoot goes by around the world like Yeti which is from Russia which I never knew where it came from I just thought was another fun name for him. A lot of the names for Bigfoot I never heard of like Woodwosa which is England and since living here in FL where we have a lot of visitors you would think I would have heard of it at least once. 


The books are part of a series which include another 2 books, Spotted at Famous Landmarks, and Goes Back in Time.  They are very well illustrated and keep your child's interest. The pages are simple to read with not overwhelming the child or adult who is reading to their child. I enjoy that they teach fun facts and history which keeps the child wanting more! My kids all read through and the books and still come back for more when they walk by. They really are the first books that my kids have all had an interest in. You can purchase these great books on Amazon by clicking here


ABOUT BIGFOOT VISITS THE BIG CITIES OF THE WORLD: 

Sharpen your search and find skills by locating BigFoot at his favorite metropolis. It won't be easy! BigFoot is visiting ten major cosmopolitan destinations, from the Big Apple and London to Paris, Athens, Tokyo, Toronto, and more. This handsome hardcover book presents each urban oasis as an immense two-page visual puzzle, full of teeming people and creatures. Your task is not only to find BigFoot and his legendary footprint but also more than 500 other unusual and sometimes unexpected personalities and objects. Fun facts and pictures accompany each scene to help you learn more about the world's most popular cities. 



ABOUT BIGFOOT GOES ON VACATION:

BigFoot is enjoying his holiday in ten different ways, from deep sea diving and joining a balloon festival to taking a cruise, going to the beach, visiting Yellowstone National Park, and more. This handsome hardcover book presents each getaway as an immense two-page visual puzzle, full of teeming people and creatures. HAPPY FOX BOOKS are for children and all of those who enjoy beautifully illustrated books. ABOUT D.L.Miller: As with Bigfoot, D.L. Miller is a bit on the reclusive side, rarely seen in public, spending most of his days sketching from his studio located amongst the mighty oak trees only found in the deep dark woodlands far off the beaten path. After spending decades learning the habits of the elusive bipedal humanoid, he has finally agreed to share his illustrative journals that capture the sightings of this larger-than-life creature that has mystified generations. Connect with Fox Chapel Publishing on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and learn more about the fun, educational, and friendly BigFoot at ifoundbigfoot.com. BigFoot Visits the Big Cities of the World and BigFoot Goes on Vacation are now available for purchase in hardcover via Amazon and wherever fine books are sold.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

New Elmer's® Glow in the Dark Glue



I have my 5 who are always asking me to make slime and well we did it once with Elmer's School Glue and Borax. This time we got to make glow in the dark slime, that's right GLOW IN THE DARK! Now in stores, you can purchase Elmer's Glow in the Dark Glue. The new glue comes in 3 colors pink, blue and greenish yellow. 


When I got the glue the first thing I did was placed it in my window which gets sun most of the day for a supercharge glow :D Then I proceed to use the bottle of pink Elmer's Glow in the Dark Glue mixed with Tide, ( I bought the tiny bottle from Dollar Tree ) after mixing I also added some shaving cream which I heard can make it fluffy and it did :) After I made the slime I put it outside again in the sun. 

I am happy to report that with all the extras I placed in the slime that Elmer's Glow in the Dark Glue worked great! My kids were all like it is not gonna work blah blah blah, and all ran to the bathroom and turned out the light for a shock of OH WOW! How cool is it that now we can have slime that glows without having to pay a lot out of pocket, plus it is kinda educational, learning how to measure and mix etc, for the perfect slime. I will say though of the two times I made slime I would go the Borax route again, Tide made a bigger mess, smells great though LOL. 


Anyhow just think of all the fun things you can do with Elmer's Glow in the Dark Glue, make a fun sign, decorate some of your light switches in the kid's room so they glow at night for an easy to find the switch. Add some to your outside decor for fun effects at night and more, the possibilities are endless! Check out the fun list of projects that Elmer's has for you to try with your kids by visiting http://elmers.com/ You can find the all new Elmer's Glow in the Dark Glue at your local retail and craft stores. 


Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by the client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. The post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

All new SnapPower Guidelight 2 Plus

I have reviewed SnapPower before and now I have a chance to try out the new SnapPower Guidelight 2Plus. 


The SnapPower GuideLight 2 PLUS features include: 

Soft diffused light bar ― The GuideLight 2 PLUS features a diffused light bar in place of the original three sharper LEDs for smooth ambient lighting. 

On/off switch ― Users control the automatic lighting feature with a low-profile ergonomic on/off switch on the plate cover.  

Brightness settings ― Brightness settings also give users complete control over their pathway lighting.

SnapPower pretty much sums up how the products work. Simply remove your outlet cover, SNAP in the new SnapPower light and right away the light has POWER to it. It is so simple to use that I had my 6-year-old install it :)



I really love these products they even have a USB SnapPower which is great if you have a family like mine who often love to walk away with the charger. Check out all the great products that SnapPower has to offer by visiting https://www.snappower.com


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Sunday, March 25, 2018

New VR Ride at Legoland FL


So lately the new trend has been adding VR ( virtual reality ) to rollercoasters. I honestly had no interest in trying out VR until I got a media invite for the all-new grand opening of The Great Lego Race which was Project X if you have visited Legoland, FL in the past.

SO what is really the best about the VR is that kids ages 6 and 48 inches can actually do the VR as well! It is a ride which relates to the child in us. One thing I LOVE about Legoland, in general, is that they have things for the kids to do while waiting in line because as you may know sometimes the line waits can reach 2 hours or more! That's a long time for an adult to stand in place let alone a child. The Great Lego Race is no different, there are 4 walls which children (and adults) can build whatever they wish or follow the color-coded person and car to create the background, along with the walls the side walls have fun buttons to press which make fun sound effects.

The walls are covered with the 5 teams in which you will race against the Pirate, Wizard, Surfers, Trendy and Pharaoh. The kids were all excited to see that the VR headset was really a phone, attached to the huge Lego eye headset. When you get on the ride they instruct you on how to adjusted and secure your headset. The back is a simple twist knob in which you can make looser or tighter on your head, then at the top on the front of the headset is a knob to adjust the vision because well some of us "older folk" cannot see as well.


This again was my first time using a VR headset while on a rollercoaster and it was for sure nothing in which I was expecting. I love also that you are allowed to remove the headset while on the ride if you do not feel well aka motion sickness, simply place the headset in lap and enjoy the rest of the coaster. Okay so back to the ride itself, I had been on it when it was Project X which was a twisty turning rollercoaster that went pretty high as well. The cool part about now having a VR headset was that you didn't realize the height or the twist or even the falls didn't seem that intense. This is great! It is the perfect beginner coaster to start any child or even adult who has never been on one before. It is great for those who hate heights because you could be 100's of feet up in the air and never know it. After all, was said and done I thought it was a great experience of being in a simulator but more on a personal level.


Here is a "wonderful" LOL video of me, (yeah I tried really hard to get the kids to take the front row but my son chickened out) in the front row riding the all-new The Great Lego Race at Legoland FL.

So if you watched the video you will see I am laughing the whole time, it is truly a fun ride that everyone should be checking out. I would say it is now my 2nd favorite ride in the park, sorry but the Pretty Ponies in Heartland is the best, watching it you would never know how powerful the ponies are :) the and best part the ride holds 40! But back to the all-new The Great Lego Race, it is really something the whole family can enjoy, each car holds 4 people, which you can purchase your picture at the end of the ride like below.


Check out Legoland FL and The Great Lego Race today! www.legolandflorida.com



Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by the client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. The post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.