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. 


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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



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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Bark Box

If you own dogs you know how fast they can chew through their toys and sadly other items if they have nothing else to chew on. Keep them from destroying your things by signing up for the Bark Box. Every month you and your dog will be pleasantly surprised with toys that will last.
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A new way to protect from EMF Radiation, Kids Armour!

My friend is super freaked out when it comes to radiation, she doesn't even own a microwave because of simple facts of what too much exposure can do. She like the rest of us still uses a cell phone, laptop and such to proceed with her day, but she tries to limit it to how often. 

My kids especially my teenager and my oldest daughter LOVE their devices they will watch Youtube all day if I let them, so what can I do to help my friend and my kids be more protected from the EMF Radiation that these devices put out. The answer is simple, Kids Armour. 

Kids Armour is a tech which helps to keep head tissue cooler and blood flow more normal saving you from an unhealthy state of stress. The Kids Armour has been tested and is considered the Gold Standard of clinical trials. For only $19.95 I know I am saving my kids and self from the harmful EMF radiation which these devices put out. The best part is the tech is so small and easy to apply it's like a puffed sticker which you place on any flat surface of your device that you or your child spends more than they should on, just like that you are already on a better healthier path. 


I am glad to have been given a chance to test out this product and honestly I think it has improved my kid's moods as well since they have had them. 

Learn more about this great and simple product by visiting ourkidsarmour.com 

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Dinotrux SuperCharged Season 2! This Friday!!!

Just in time! Season 2 of Dinotrux SuperCharged returns to Netflix this Friday the 23rd with all new fun adventures. My kids and I love this show, I personally love it because it has a good story, the characters are fun and inventive and who doesn't love a dinosaur. My kids enjoy because of the crazy characters which are always having them laugh.

Roar into new larger-than-life adventures with your favorite supercharged Trux in all-new episodes of DreamWorks Dinotrux Supercharged! The Dinotrux find a new source of superchargers and suit up Dozer with upgrades, while Ton Ton tricks out in supercharge to participate in the "Doom Run" ore race. Ty and the gang also meet new Trux in the Crater like Goldtrux, Liftasaurs, naughty Speed Demons, Liftasaurs, and even D-Struct's meaner older brother! Level-up with the new supercharged builds, only on Netflix March 23rd!



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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Playbrites a New Way to Play in the Dark


My kids love Flipazoo which is made by Jay@Play. My kids are still asking me to collect the little minis that you can find in different packs at Walmart. Recently Jay@Play came out with a new toy called Playbrites, which since my kids enjoy their other products I figured they will enjoy these new ones as well.


Playbrites are 10" light show night light toy that comes with 9pc magic fun face interchangeable accessories. There are 6 different characters, Unicorn, Kitty, Shark, Dragon/Dino, Puppy, and Bunny. My daughters birthday was coming up so I picked her out a Kitty, and my other daughter asked for the bunny.


The bunny comes with a pink body and the kitty came with a purple body, but at night they can be many colors all at once or you can pick a color for the night. My girls switched bodies because each wanted the other color. My younger daughter lost her nose before I could get the pic so we have the kitty nose on her bunny.


Playbrites are really simple to use, they are a plastic egg which has holes that you can place the parts of your character in for a fun/interesting piece. To turn on your Playbrites, simply press down and it will turn on, to change color press on over and over until you get the one color you prefer or you can set so that it runs through all the colors. Each Playbrites requires 3 AA batteries which are not included with your purchase.

At night the Playbrites project onto the ceiling making for a cute night light star show. When they’re done playing, all 9 accessories store safely inside the unit, for easy cleanup and transportation, which each comes with an easy to attach handle. My daughters really enjoyed having their new night light Playbrites which can be purchased at Walmart and on Amazon.


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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

FLEAS!!!!! Ways to get them out!


I figured I would share because here in FL almost everyone I have talked to has had a horrible flea invasion in their homes thanks to there pets and very messed up weather. I copied this from the following link....http://bit.ly/2F0eFoZ. I am just making it short and sweet to the point. 



The first thing which is a no-brainer is purchasing flea protection for your pets, and making sure you keep purchasing throughout the year as well as treating your yard if you have one.



Placing shallow dishes of hot, soapy water on the floor at night under lights Fleas, gnats and even moths will be floating dead in morning :) 

Vacuum daily! Place mothballs in the bag or container to kill the fleas empty trash to outside after done. (I personally have a Shark vacuum so no bag I place 2 balls in the smaller area so I can do all my vacuuming dumping in a plastic grocery bag to take to trash right away)  



Another very effective way to kill fleas in the home is steam cleaning. Which I also have a Shark for that. (I love my Shark products have had both now for about 5 years easy)



If you fear that fleas have gotten into your clothes, wash everything right away. Items that require dry cleaning? No worries wrap them in plastic and put them in the freezer overnight. The freezer will kill adult fleas, eggs, and larvae.



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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Enjoy some #FREE #Valentines Day Cards featuring DreamWorks #Trolls


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Sunday, February 11, 2018

A "Tail" just in time for Valentines Day The Ugly Pugling



Wilson the Pug, everyone’s favorite canine Taoist, has fallen in love. His soul mate, Hedy, with her wrinkly skin and floppy ears, is a real looker. But the lovable dog Wilson thinks is a fellow pug is actually a mastiff puppy, and in no time at all the differences between the two dogs become comically obvious. After trying with little success to appear more like a big dog (by lifting weights, practicing his bark, and trying to smooth out his signature pug wrinkles), Wilson is heartbroken. Things look bleak for the star-crossed lovers, but once again, the wisdom of the Tao comes shining through: “The Master acts on what he feels and not what he sees.” Wilson and Hedy couldn’t appear more different, but as we all know, it’s what’s inside that really counts. 

What I love about the book is along with a great story there are many many pictures so even my younger kids can enjoy the book without being able to read. This is a great book to enjoy on Valentines Day making a great gift for any dog lover. 

The Ugly Pugling is the enchanting companion book from the stars of The Tao of Pug and Letters to a Young Pug, and is another must-have for dog lovers! You can purchase this book in your local bookstores ISBN: 978-1-5107-1444-1 ǀ $14.99. 

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

LG Twin Wash System Now at Best Buy!


Disclaimer:  All posts must include the following disclaimer:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free


Like all adults, I am sure. I hate HATE doing laundry! I have 5 kids, husband, 3 cats and 2 dogs along with a bunch of other animals so I have to always clean up after everything, which makes for laundry every day! I cannot stand it, so yes I get excited when I see things that can make my laundry nightmares a little more easy to deal with. 



The newest laundry helper is the LG Twin Wash system which you can purchase from your local Best Buy. My favorite feature is the LG SideKick pedestal washer, so I am able to do 2 loads at once, yes the LG SideKick does not do a full load but it can wash those emergency items that I need now. Example: I live in FL it is rarely cold but this year the weather has been a bit off so I am using more school pants and long sleeves because I only have like 2 for each kid I am having to wash them more often and make sure they make it in the washer. With the LG SideKick feature, I am able to make sure I always have these items ready to go so my kids are comfy cozy for school. The kids get to go to school happy and warm while I can come home and place the bigger load into the dryer later. 

I enjoy front load washers but I must admit my back hurts because I have to keep crunching down to place my wash inside or to remove it, so having the LG SideKick also lifts up the LG TwinWash system. Another HUGE feature that I love is the timed wash, I always hear that it is best to do your dishwasher and washer during the later evening hours because your bill will be less, so I often run my dishwasher but now thanks to having the timer I am able to set my load of laundry to wash while I sleep! It is great I wake up and just have to place in the dryer and I am good to go! This is huge because I hate waiting for items to wash as well so being able to sleep through it is wonderful. 

The LG TwinWash system can hold a bunch of clothing, like a whole king size comforter set. I also love that with a front load your able to do more of your own clothing like delicates and such which with a top loader would get caught on the middle drum piece. Of course, the LG TwinWash system is designed to save you money by being energy efficient so instead of taking a hour to wash a load you are looking at about 30 mins. 

Not only do these washers have mega capacity to tackle any size load, they are energy efficient while giving you the best cleaning performance. No wonder more households have chosen LG laundry over any other brand! From 1/11-4/25 receive up to $500 off an LG laundry solution for your home at your local Best Buy

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Minnie: Helping Hearts on Disney DVD on February 6th! Just in time for Valentines Day!

If you have children in your life like I do they most likely will love the all-new Minnie Helping Hearts DVD which teaches the values of being loving and caring.



The Happy Helpers are back! In Minnie: Helping Hearts, Minnie and Daisy are ready to assist their friends with happy hearts and helping hands, whether it is babysitting or leading the Valentine’s Day dance contest! These BFF's are ready for action.



Because the DVD will be released on the 6th of Feb, you can gift it to your child for a Valentines Day gift. Check out all the fun activities as  well that your child can partake in below:

<a href="http://www.wdistudio.com/MINNIE/MHH_ActivityPages_FIN_web.pdf”><img src="http://www.wdistudio.com/MINNIE/MHH_BTN_500x400.jpg” border="0" alt="Download Activity Pages " /></a>


Be sure to pick up your copy at your local retail store February 6th, 2018. 

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Legoland, FL Ninjago Days

We had a chance to check out the all-new Legoland, FL Ninjago Days which happens only 3 weekends so make sure you don't miss out. 

When attending make sure to become the ninja with your own free pair of paper ninja eyes handed out at the gate.  


Then be sure to strike a pose with your favorite ninja characters, along with trying some ninja powered food like this Candy Sushi Plate :) very cute and tasty. 


During Ninago Days you can enjoy a neat acrobatic ninja presentation which occurs at the front of Ninjago Land throughout the day, check your Ninajo Days flyer for info on times, also at 2pm your child can get find their inner chi by participating in Child Yoga, also located in front of Ninjago Land. 


Throughout the day ninjas will be on the lookout for those in costume, make sure to be in Miniland, at the beginning of the hour for a chance to be seen and win a mini figure prize pack. I knew of this before going so I had my son wear a Red Ninjago Face so he would be seen :) it worked. 

While visiting Miniland make sure you count the Master Wu's throughout for a chance to win a Lego Prize Pack ( I do not know what this prize is ) but everyone in your party will receive a Lego Duplo Limited Edition Block for participating. 

Also be sure to complete your training by visiting the all-new 4D Movie Master of the 4th Dimension, where you will get to see each ninja in their own glory.


The best thing about Ninajo Days is enjoying your friends and family while checking out some fun exciting rides and shows. 


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