Friday, August 3, 2018

LAST DAY TO PURCHASE $29.99 TICKET, August 7, 11:59 pm


For only a few more days, tickets to Howl-O-Scream 2018 are available at the final discounted price of the season at 
only $29.99. 

Don’t be dead meat! This horrifyingly good offer ends on August 7 at 11:59 pm. Visit https://buschgardens.com/tampa/events/howl-o-scream-summer-deal/ 



Brave a visit to Howl-O-Scream 2018 during 19 select nights between September 21 and October 28 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

A specially discounted rate of $24.99 is available to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Pass Members, Fun Card holders and groups of 15 or more. This offer is available for any night of the event.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Rescue Disposable Fly Trap .....It sure rescued me!

Again I live in FL, and this year during our summer rain we have been invaded by flies! I am saying to a point that people were having issues ordering at drive-thrus, having them in their house and so much more. Osceola county where I live and mainly central FL had/have so many flies that it even made the news. You can see one of the many stories here.

With that being said I took to the store and seriously almost everything was cleaned out! Yeah, it was/is that bad! I saw a few Facebook post about the fly issue and one person had said they bought a bag fly trap so I started to google them and finally contacted Rescue Smarter Pest Control.

They happily sent me some product to try out, and just in time, I might add. They sent me 2 Rescue Disposable Fly Traps and a few of their GoClip which worked out great for 4th of July.


On July 2nd, I installed the Rescue Disposable Fly Trap. The trap is really easy to install, you simply cut the top off, pull up the top and fill with water, which then after awhile smells horrifying so you wanna place away from humans LOL, but the stink is what draws in the flies. I used a plant hanger post and stuck it by my trash cans and then used fishing wire to make the string to hold the bag.


July 4th---already an inch full of flies



July 6th-- the bag is looking like it is gonna pop


July 8th-- WOW very little space is left



July 12th---BE WARNED It is not pretty those who get sick seeing something that looks like vomit look away!

Yes only after 10 days I had to remove and place in a new one! There were maggots all over in the bag and then you are supposed to place the top back on but yeah I was gagging so hard so I triple bagged it and trashed it and washed and washed and washed my hands afterward. It was BAD!!!! LOL The Rescue Disposable Fly Trap is supposed to be able to last 30 days which I could see in normal circumstances but yeah we are far from normal right now.

I was extremely pleased with how well it worked I noticed right away that the flies which were in my house we far less I was able to use my kitchen again. Before the trap they were so bad that you felt like you were outside, always batting at them while eating, cooking and more but thanks to the Rescue Disposable Fly Trap this was no longer an issue.  You can find them at most major retail stores, hardware stores and on Amazon.





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The Kitty Box Ramp making it easy for cats to do their business

I love my cats and I do anything to make their lives as easy as I can. My cat Milo has a hip issue so he is not able to get around like he would wish, jumping in and out can be a huge issue for him. I have seen a lot of those stairs for dogs to get up onto the bed but what about cats and similar things that are still not so easy for them....like the cat box? 


The Kitty Box Ramp is the answer, it is the first Green, 100% recyclable, cat box ramp. It allows arthritic, senior, and disabled cats to get in and out of the litter box comfortably. Even better they are Veterinarian approved and made in the USA. Available in blue, lavender, and gray. The MSRP range is $34.95 - $39.95 with replaceable tread packs ranging from $9.95 - $14.95. 


I love how easy the Kitty Box Ramp is to assemble and all my cats use it even though I mainly got one to try out for my hip kitty. You fold everything into the ramp shape, then slide under and over your cat box and poof it is good to go. Once the Kitty Box Ramp has had enough I can simply remove the center and toss it in my recycle bin for pick up. You can check them out at www.kittyboxramp.com 

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Make floor time more comfy with Gelli Mats by TCG Toys


When little kids enjoy playing on the floor, and why not? it is a huge place in which they can spread out and let their imaginations go. The only issue when playing on a floor though is after a while it becomes kinda painful, even if on the carpet the fact that it is a hard surface can take a beating on their joints. 

One way parents would try and help their child be comfier was to place decorative floor mats like a city or their favorite character but again these mats were thin so they didn't do much good. Finally, TCG Toys came out with the Gelli Mats, which are a thicker mat that has gel in it, kinda like a gel shoe insert but for the floor. 


The Gelli Mats only come in 3 characters right now, which are Paw Patrol, PJ Mask, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, but in the works is Fisher Price. The best part about these mats is that they are in fact gel-like, they fit your child's joints so make for a more comfortable play. The mats also can absorb any falls so fewer bumps and bruises. You can start with an infant to toddler and long with the new Gelli Mats. 

If the fact that they have gel in them didn't impress you they are also waterproof! Unlike older floor mats which when your child would dump something you would have to take out and hose off let dry or sometimes even have to trash because the mess was so bad, the new Gelli Mats can just be wiped off, that is a huge deal when dealing with children as they will ALWAYS make a mess even with the most careful of parenting they will find a way. 

Another really amazing factor of the new Gelli Mats is the size! They are a whopping 5.5 ft by 3.5 ft in size, that is pretty huge for a gel mat, you could even get creative and stick under your child's bedsheet at night and let them sleep on it at that size. Each one of the Gelli Mats is double-sided for extra fun. You can purchase the new TCG Gelli Mats on Amazon here



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Monday, June 25, 2018

What is Summer without Fog Bubbles..........


Living here in Central Fl I am lucky to experience a lot, especially when it comes to having theme parks around me. SeaWorld has a show in which they bring a bubble master who does impressive things with bubbles one in which he fills a bubble with fog. I thought how cool would that be to be able to have that at home....well Fobbles was thinking the same thing apparently :)


Fobbles has come out with the new FFM-BFOGSM Venus Fog Bubble Machine. This machine is soooo cool! The Venus Fog Bubble Machine is super simple to use, you unpack it and plug it in, fill it with fluids and your good to go.


The machine itself comes with a 10 ft cord which plugs into the back so you can turn it on and off as you wish. You need to make sure when using to set the machine on a flat surface also something which can withstand heat as the fog machine will heat up to produce fog. The back of the Venus Fog Bubble Machine has a line in which you can tell how much fluid you have if you run out you could ruin your machine so it is important to pay attention to this.


Once the machine has had time to heat up, you are ready for play. Simply turn on the fog, which for me caught me off guard because it comes out with a force LOL then you can turn on the fan and then you can turn on the bubbles. I learned you leave all these in the on position and turn off the main switch if you wish to turn off for a little while.


So now for the fun part, once the machine has warmed up (which you will get a light on the remote to let you know so) and the buttons are on you will soon have a room filled with fog and bubbles which have fog in them. I sadly do not own any black lights, but I could only imagine how cool they would look off them.


The Fobbles Venus Fog Bubble Machine also has extra features in which you can purchase to make life a little more simple, like the Wireless Control Unit, this is my personal favorite as I scare my kids with it and my dogs. It works from 50 feet away and works like a car door opener just press the button and it sets it off. The other option in which you can purchase is the Variable Control Timer, this is more for your party setting it helps control the machine so that you can have it run for a second and how long to burst so basically you could almost have it set to a music if you wished.

Another thing I found out when testing it on the pool is that you can run it as only a fog machine or only a bubble blower, which when running as a bubble blower it goes for a longer period of time.

My dogs were inside when I made the video and as you can see they enjoyed it, my kids also have enjoyed it. Fobbles can be purchased through www.fobbles.com, or on Amazon for $124.99.

I tested it on our pool and it was fun watching as the bubbles bounced off the water and some stuck which we enjoyed popping





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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Father's Day Guide

PERFORMA

My husband has been a long life fan of the wrestling community so much so he has introduced our kids to it. So how fun is it that PERFORMA, the world-class fitness accessory company launched an extended line of Wrestlemania inspired WWE shaker bottles. PERFORMA proudly stands behind design, quality, materials, and workmanship that goes into every ultra-premium product made. The new bottles will include the following wrestlers: Macho Man, Bret Hart, Roddy Piper, John Cena, Ric Flair,  DX, and finally NWO All shaker cups have a 100% leak free guarantee and use a duraplex shatter resistant plastic along with an action rod mixing technology. The proprietary mixing element amplifies the kinetic energy in the shaker cup optimizing fluid dynamics for the ultimate smooth mix. Maybe the WWE is not your dad's thing, PERFORMA also offers Avengers, Baseball, Star Wars, and more. Your sure to find the perfect shaker for dad this father's day with PERFORMA check them out here

DYNAMIKOS

I always find it nuts that when summer is over everyone thinks the sun just magically goes away... I mean I know I live in FL but the sun is always gonna be there and I wanna make sure that everyone in my family is protected year round. That is why  DYNAMIKOS  sunglasses make a great gift for dad! DYNAMIKOS donates 20% of their profits each month to charity. With styles for men and women, you will be sure to find a pair you love, and a pair for dad too! I really love these for my father-in-law they are very trucker looking the Orian Silver. Prepare for take-off. The Orian Silver is an aviator-style luxury eyewear with an accent brow bar and temples in premium ebony-hued acetate provide dependable eye protection and a light-touch fit. Frame Fit: Wide to Wide Material: Metal Measurements: 61-14-136 Hinge: 3 barrel Lens: 100% UV and UVB protected, scratch resistant, CR-39 Lens color: Shadow gray Check out the whole line of DYNAMIKOS by visiting their website here

MISSION's

My husband works out on a golf course and we also live in FL which is pretty much hot all summer long. MISSION has saved our butts more than once with some amazing products, products which would make for a great Father's Day gift. MISSION products are affordable and can help to cool your dad down throughout the summer. MISSION has an assortment of products like their best seller the Cooling Towels, along with hats, headbands, Hydroactive Max Fitness Half Multi-Cool Neck Gaiter and Headband, shirts and more.  MISSION's patent-pending, HydroActive Max Technology has set a new standard for all instant cooling products. With 30 percent greater COOLING POWER™ than MISSION's original products, the MAX Technology provides the fastest acting and longest lasting cooling. You can find at sporting good stores as well as on Amazon and of course by visiting https://www.mission.com/

SnapPower

I love these products, I almost have one on every light socket in my house, they are simple to install I had my 6 years old do one, and now she is Snap Happy. The SnapPower GuideLight 2 Plus ($16 to $19 depending on the quantity purchased) is an automatic nightlight that is built into the cover plate of your power outlet. It blends in with its surroundings, and, unlike traditional nightlights, always leaves both outlets available for use. The product features a diffused light bar and provides smooth ambient lighting. No more kids (or guests) leaving the bathroom light on all night, giving you more time to sleep! This product is also available for GFCI outlets (found in bathrooms and by kitchen sinks).

The SnapPower USB Charger 2 (retails for $19 to $23 depending on quantities purchased) features two USB ports, fast charging (2.1 amps), a slim look and easy installation while keeping outlets free from bulky power adapters when charging phones, tablets and other mobile devices. This one is my personal favorite because now with everyone owning phones, tablets, etc we are always fighting over who gets to plug in.

Both these products from SnapPower make a great gift for dad and are again easy to install. Check out all the products from SnapPower here.

BFGoodrich®

Have a dad who possibly loves his ride, loves adventure, loves to take it to the extreme? BFGoodrich® knows shopping for dad can be tough, and with Father’s Day approaching, this June, BFGoodrich Tires is launching its toughest off-road, mud-terrain tire to-date just in time for fun, adventurous and adrenaline-fueled dads this Father’s Day. Enter the all-new BFGoodrich MUD-TERRAIN T/A® KM3. The KM3 delivers a tougher sidewall, better traction on rocks and in mud, and the dependability that adventurous spirits expect and demand. The KM3 is the “must-have” equipment for off-road enthusiasts who seek the paths less taken. Now all you need to do is figure out how to borrow your dad's ride to get this great gift put on. Check out the whole line of BFGoodrich® here.  

B-hyve

My husband loves to keep our yard looking alive, but to do so it means watering, which sometimes we forget to turn it off. The B-hyve has come out with 2 products which can make leaving on the hose a thing of the past. The smart Orbit B-hyve Hose Faucet Timer (starting at $69) allows consumers to automate, manage and optimize the entire watering process all from their phones or using the device¹s smarts. Whether that is potted plants, container gardens, and lawns, B-hyve Hose Faucet makes it easy to control. It is the first and only smart, EPA WaterSense-certified faucet timer on the market, saving water while maintaining a lush landscape managed from anywhere with a cellular or internet connection.

Working similarly to the hose faucet timer, the Orbit B-Hyve (starting at $99) is for homeowners with an in-ground sprinkling system. It can be controlled with a smartphone, Amazon Alexa or on the controller itself. It is truly a plug-and-play that is easy to install and leave alone. Both of these making great father's day gift that will keep your dad's yard looking great and his peace of mind when wondering if he forgot to turn off, a thing of the past. Check out these great products by B-hyve here

Thermacell


My whole family loves to fish but we don't do it as often as we would like because the mosquitoes are so bad. This father's day I am getting him a gift which honestly will be for us all, the new Thermacell Radius--perfect for dads who hate to be bugged by mosquitoes! Compact, portable, powerful, the Radius offers rechargeable, scent-free protection from biting pests in a 110 square foot area! Thermacell is changing the repellent landscape with the first rechargeable mosquito solution, the Radius. Just the touch of a button provides hours of comfort and it’s air travel-friendly! No more sticky sprays and lotions or dousing yourself in DEET. A Lithium-Ion battery enables a single refill system, using a lone repellent refill. Long-life Radius refills are available with up to 40 hours of repellent action and can be started and stopped as often as needed. The lithium-ion battery is USB rechargeable, allowing for up to six hours of run time per charge, and even features an automatic shut off timer. The Radius Zone Mosquito Repellent System is available for purchase for $49.99. Check out all the great products from Thermacell by visiting here, there truly is something for everyone. 



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Hartz® Home Protection™ Quilted Plus™ dog pads


Hartz® is a well-known name in our family, we have 2 dogs and 3 cats and well they can sometimes get sick and so on, so we turn to Hartz® to take care of our pets needs. Hartz® recently came out with  Home Protection Quilted Plus dog pads. Although I do not have any puppies anymore my pit bull still will pee inside our house when we sleep or if the grass is wet, which living in FL is often during the summer. 

Like most animals he has a favorite spot in which he always seems to pee when we are not looking, so thanks to the new Hartz® Home Protection™ Quilted Plus™ dog pads, I have been able to place them in his favorite spot and not have to worry about clean up now that I have the pads in place. The pads absorb everything he dishes out, I have not once had to clean up under the pad because it is locked in so well all I need to do is pick it up and trash it. 

I have found other uses for Hartz® Home Protection™ Quilted Plus™ dog pads, I also sadly have a cat which is older in age and recently has had issues using the cat box so I have placed some around his box for when he just can't get all the way in and the pads catch all the overspill. I also have used them for when my kids are sick and cannot make it to the bathroom in time, although they often will it is nice to know my bed is protected if they don't. 

Along with being super amazing at soaking up whatever your animal, child or whatever you use them for dishes out, the Hartz® Home Protection™ Quilted Plus™ dog pads lock in odors! That's right no stink so unless I physically go over to where I have the pad placed and look at it I would never know my pet has used it, how great is that! 

You can find the new Hartz® Home Protection™ Quilted Plus™ dog pads at your local pet stores and most major retail stores, along with many other great products from Hartz®.


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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.

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.

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!



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.

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.


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, 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.



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.

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. 

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.