Friday, September 30, 2016

Need a #Costume? Check out Oriental Trading!

OMG! How sad is it that all this time I never knew Oriental Trading had costumes! I was super excited when I was presented with a chance to check out any costume on Oriental Trading's website. My middle son Joshua is seriously ALWAYS SPIDERMAN! He lives in the costume! I swear we have had over 20 different Spiderman costumes in his 5 years of loving. So this year I told him pick out a costume you would like, first he was wanting the Spiderman! Which don't get me wrong they have a good selection of Spiderman but seriously we needed something new. Keeping on the Marvel Hero theme I knew he liked the Hulk and Ironman. We searched Oriental Trading and he pulled up the Hulkbuster. 

Hulkbuster 
Bruce Banner's nemesis and a pretty impressive boys' Halloween costume, this Hulkbuster costume is inspired by the Hulk-fighting character in the Marvel movie, Avengers - Age of Ultron. This Avenger's costume for boys is perfect for showing his strength at a Halloween party or battling the neighborhood for sweet treats! The component-printed polyester jumpsuit has a hood and padded muscles. Gauntlets, a mask and boot tops get him for the fight. 
Includes:
• Jumpsuit
• Mask
• Gauntlets
• Boot tops


Hulk Muscle 
When Dr. Bruce Banner is angry, he makes a huge impact on boys' Halloween costumes! The traditional purple pants-wearing monster has a green muscled-chest jumpsuit that's a powerful version of this comic book character. Your little hero will be ready to take on the Halloween party in this Hulk costume for boys. He'll be the heftiest superhero in the neighborhood as he battles for Halloween candy! Child size small fits sizes 4-6.
Includes:
• Mask
• Muscle-chest jumpsuit


(Yes, I had to play also LOL ) Thank god he finally chose something new and different. When the costumes arrived they showed up within days of ordering and the mask were such better quality of others. I was in shock, I thought I would get those cheap mask which crumble when you place them in the bag, these mask are strong heavy duty and go on with a velcro button on back. I so love the costumes and plan to purchase from Oriental Trading for all my kids costumes because I know these costumes you get what you pay for unlike MANY others. Check out all of Oriental Trading's costumes by visiting their website here

Don't forget that Oriental Trading for all your Halloween items, as well Parties, Holidays and endless possibilities. 


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 client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Check out Vintage-inspired Clothing from ModCloth

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Have I got news for you! ModCloth — the fashion brand you know and love for their vintage-inspired styles — is elevating their look. Their ModCloth Signature label collection contains even more unique fashions than ever, including a broader range of styles from quirky to classic and retro, plus a bevy of prints, patterns, and hues! Check ‘em out now and find something to suit your every mood and moment.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today DVD #Giveaway!

Having a house full of kids I am always looking for new movies in which they can all enjoy together. The newest movie is The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today. Growing up I watched the first one which was released in 94 I was 11. It is nice to be able to share things in which I had a interest in with my children.



In the all new movie The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today, the Princess Alise is training to be the perfect royal but in her heart all she wants to do is sail the seven seas as a swashbuckling pirate! After setting sail, Princess Alise is shipwrecked and washes ashore on an island where she meets Lucas, a young boy who has been living there by himself. They have to work together to survive and get back to civilization.

My kids truly enjoyed this movie and the best part is both the boys and girls all got into watching it. You can purchase the all new feature film at your local retail store starting September 6th, 2016.

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Cleaning SUCKS but Shark has made the word Suck a wonderful thing!

I hate doing laundry, mopping the floor and vacuuming the house, but having the right tools makes things actually kinda enjoyable. My newest toy is the Shark® Rotator® Powered Lift-Away® Speed vacuum. Where to start?!?!? I am in LOVE with this thing, and again cleaning doesn't suck it now sucks! As in the Shark® Rotator® Powered Lift-Away® Speed has beat Dyson 2 to 1! My first thought when opening the box, was damn there is a lot of stuff.


The Shark® Rotator® Powered Lift-Away® Speed, is amazing. It comes with 3 attachments, one for hard floors/pet power brush, duster crevice which can extend, a lint cleaner/pet multi-tool. After catching my bigger dog who is okay with water I used the pet multi-tool on him and he loved it. Also comes with a Dust-Away Pro Cleaner Head (vacuum for hardwood floors, tile etc)  Motorized Floor Nozzle (vacuum) and a Canister Caddy, which hold the base so you can move around more easy and get under items faster, along with holding your attachments.

Putting the Shark® Rotator® Powered Lift-Away® Speed together was interesting and fun, lots of buttons and snaps. Okay so I have it all together, for fun I used my older bag vacuum before I used the Shark® Rotator® Powered Lift-Away® Speed so I could see what the other was not getting, and well WOW my old one needs a boost. I plug the Shark® Rotator® Powered Lift-Away® Speed in and instead of a stupid button like most that you have to step on this you just place your foot gently on the head and lean it back, I do so. OMG thank god I had a good grip on it or it would had gone into the wall! This thing has power!!!!! Once I got over the shock of how strong it was and powerful I went to vacuuming, it was a breeze and I really enjoyed it. So now for the truth how good did it work, well my canister was full! and it was not just full of big things it was full of sand and dirt! My other vacuum didn't have anything on this!



To give you a fast background of what exactly this vacuum was dealing with my family consist of:
2 adults
5 kids ages 12-4  boys and girls lots of food and drinks when told not to but do anyhow
2 dogs a lab and a pitt which the shorter the hair the more they seem to shed
2 cats both short haired
and a few other animals but they are in cages but they also need to be fed so that sometimes misses the tank

Yeah its a lot of traffic in a single story house. Oh and we have a pool which adds to having wet dirt come inside. I can seriously smell and the air seems cleaner sucking up all the dust and dirt. Since I was already vacuuming and enjoying the suction of the vacuum I figured why not move onto the couch and see how well it can clean it. Mind you I have beige couches which yeah not a good choice when you have kids, I used it on the couches and wow again a whole canister full! I vacuum my couches at least once a week if not more because of all the kids but still to have that much dust and dirt :( wow.

Then I went into my bedroom which I don't vacuum as often because it seems to be where everyone is always at, so my kids toys and my laundry and so on are on the floor often. I cleaned up the entrance into my room, which again I vacuumed with my bag vacuum and then I used the Shark® Rotator® Powered Lift-Away® Speed. Just the entrance sounded like I was sucking up a sandbox!!!!!! Seriously!?!! Like why, : (  I empty 2, 2!!! canisters from my poor room. I think next I am gonna use it on our mattress, its so lightweight and easy to move around that its a piece of cake to get in and out of places.

I am so very happy with my Shark® Rotator® Powered Lift-Away® Speed. I also have a Shark Steam and Spray which you can see my review here. Another product which I to this day use daily! I love Shark, their products have seriously made chores more fun and easy to do. I love knowing that I have a clean house and that you seriously could eat off the floors! The Shark® Rotator® Powered Lift-Away® Speed would make a great gift along with any of Sharks amazing products! You can purchase at your local Walmart or other retail 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 client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Back to School with Healthy Ideas from Great Expressions Dental Centers!

Did you know that you can clean your teeth with foods you eat?!?! You might have heard about how carrots make for better eyesight or a apple a day will keep the doctor away but what about keeping the dentist at bay. Check out these great Back to School tricks your kids and yourself can use to make life easier, cheaper and healthier. 




1.       Fruit Floss
·         Ingredients:
1.       1 Banana
2.       3 Strawberries
3.       ½ large Kiwi
4.       ¼ Melon
·         Steps:
1.       Prepare fruit by slicing bananas and kiwi, cutting off strawberry tops and cutting melon
2.       Skewer fruit onto popsicle sticks
3.       Enjoy!


2.       Banana Molars
·         Ingredients:
1.       1 tbs Nutella
2.       1 Banana
3.       Whole wheat Wrap
·         Steps:
1.       Lay your wrap flat and slater with Nutella
2.       Place the banana on top of your chocolate coating
3.       Roll the wrap as you would a burrito
4.       Cut into 1 inch sections

This had to be my kids favorite! We love Nutella and of course bananas, which fast fact the ones with the brown spots taste sweeter and are better for you! Who knew! The idea of placing the two together sadly never crossed our minds, until we saw this recipe which made for some happy kids :)  


3.       Smile Salad
·         Ingredients:
1.       2 cups baby fresh spinach
2.       ½ small Granny Smith apple, chopped
3.       ½ cup golden raisins
4.       2 tbs balsamic vinaigrette
·         Steps:
1.       Wash spinach and place in bowl       
2.       Chop apple
3.       Mix raisins, apple and spinach
4.       Toss with balsamic vinaigrette, or serve salad with dressing on the side

Pair any of these recipes with a vegetable of your choice – veggies are a great way to balance out any meal and keep your teeth clean by removing plaque! Remind your children to brush daily, and even better after each meal. What is a $1-5 toothbrush to pain and possible long term defects. Remember to keep smiling by making 6 month check ups with Great Expressions Dental Centers. To find your local Great Expressions Dental Center click here



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 client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.