Saturday, November 3, 2018

She-ra is BACK!

SHE-RA!

I was just talking about how the 80's ruled when it came to cartoons and one of the examples I thought of was She-ra, little did I know they were in-fact doing a remake of the ever so popular show.


Coming to Netflix on November 13th, 2018 She-ra will once again rule and set a positive empowering display for our youth. I am super excited to see how my kids take to the new She-ra I know they have watched some of the older episodes on Youtube of He-man and She-ra and really have enjoyed. Dreamworks is the one on this project so I am sure it will be a hit for all ages. Here is a sneak peak of the all new She-ra! 


Inspired by the popular ‘80s animated series, DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power tells the epic story of an orphan named Adora, who leaves behind her former life in the evil Horde when she discovers a magic sword that transforms her into the mythical warrior princess She-Ra. Along the way, she finds a new family in the Rebellion as she unites a group of magical princesses in the ultimate fight against evil. 

Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor) stars as Adora/She-Ra, Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) as Glimmer, AJ Michalka (The Goldbergs) as Catra, Marcus Scribner (black-ish) as Bow, Reshma Shetty (Royal Pains) as Angella, Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black) as Shadow Weaver, Keston John (The Good Place) as Hordak, Lauren Ash (Superstore) as Scorpia, Christine Woods (Hello Ladies) as Entrapta, Genesis Rodriguez (Time After Time) as Perfuma, Jordan Fisher (Grease Live!) as Seahawk, Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Mermista, Merit Leighton (Katie and Alexa) as Frosta, Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) as Castaspella, and Krystal Joy Brown (Motown: The Musical) as Netossa.


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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

2018! Holiday Gift Ideas and More!

Zing

My children were already fans of Stikbots by Zing and now they have come out with Monsters and Mega Monsters (Dinos)! Stikbot Monsters AHH! There’s a monster under your bed! Get ready to create more animated movies with Stikbot Monsters and Stikbot Mega Monsters, new from Zing! With over 360 million views on YouTube, Stikbot continues to turn kids into creative stop-motion animation moviemakers, letting their imagination run wild. Stikbot Monsters are easy-to-pose figures, built with suction cup hands and feet, which can stick to almost any flat surface. With the free Stikbot Studio app, available on iOS and Android, kids can snap individual photos and stitch them together into a film, complete with built-in music and sound effect options. Users can share their creations using #Stikbot and see what others are making all over the world! 


Get ready for a scare with the frightening Stikbot Monsters! With six different monsters to collect with varying rarity, your next Stikbot movie is sure to be scary! Will you get Giggles, Aquafang, Kyron, Grim, Goblin, or Insector? For ages 4+. Available September 2018. US: $4.99. CA: $5.99 US Retailers: Target, Walmart, Five Below. CA Retailers: Mastermind Toys, Toys R Us. • Get ready for double the horror with the new Stikbot Mega Monsters, twice the size of Stikbot Monsters! Available in 3 different monsters. For ages 4+. Available September 2018. US: $9.99. Retailers: Walmart Exclusive


Chamberlain

The Chamberlain's Universal Remote is a compact device that makes a great gift in the stocking or under the tree. Available in pink, black and blue, this device lets anyone coming and going from your home –you, your kids, the neighbor, the nanny – open and close the garage door with added safety and convenience, without a key. Key Features of the Universal Remote · Modern and sleek in design, the Universal Remote is durable and allows control of two garage doors or home lighting through a safe and secure connection. The Universal Remote delivers convenience, safety, and simplicity to today’s on-the-go consumer, including motorcycle riders, homeowners, pet owners, and busy families. Available at Home Depot in the US and Canada, and the Chamberlain website, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $39.99 


Dona Bela SHREDS Neckwear

Not only offering fresh and funky accessories, DBS also has a thumb on the philanthropic pulse, always a favorite theme around the holidays. Dona Bela SHREDS "upcycles" textile remnants and designs into unique, one-of-a-kind creations. Neckwear, headwear, even wrist wear, all SHREDS come in a delightful array of bright, on-trend prints that make the options for cute and easy looks, endless! Each piece is feather-light and whispers soft! Ladies struggle with accessories that are too heavy and create nasty tension headaches – not here! All day, carefree comfort!  https://www.donabelashreds.com/


Wellslock

Do you have that friend or family member who is always throwing away their food because they didn't package it correctly? Well, this year check out Wellslock, the world’s first single-latch storage container with lids that glide in place. Not only are they leakproof and airtight to prevent spoilage, but they’re made of a high quality, eco-friendly material that won’t retain tomato sauce stains or dishwasher detergent markings. Even better Wellslock stacks great in any fridge or pantry, lunch box and more. Check out this great gift idea, Wellstock's 22 Piece Set Locking Lid Food Storage Containers with Lids, the perfect beginners pack! You can purchase this and many other Wellslock products by visiting https://wellslock.com/.


Zaca Recovery Chewables


Encouraging you to go ahead, enjoy the holiday festivities, cocktails & rich foods…without paying the price later! This all-natural supplement, blends herbs, antioxidants, and electrolytes to accelerate full body recovery! The premium formula utilizes proven ingredients to help stave off fatigue, foggy head, and nausea that can follow a night of indulgence. Offered in a refreshing (non-chalky!) berry flavor, these chewables don’t require a water chaser; simply toss a pack in a pocket…and enjoy anytime you need to feel and perform your best. NON-GMO, Vegan & Gluten-Free, Zaca aids in liver detox, enhances electrolytes, helps with hydration and gives an instant antioxidant boost. https://zacalife.com/


Hammacher Schlemmer

Seriously this is pretty much everyone's toy guide! Hammacher Schlemmer has so many amazing products that you really do not need to look anywhere else. They have gifts for all ages, and price ranges. This year I wanted to surprise the hubby with this The Best Pressure Washer. This is the electric pressure washer that cleaned more effectively than other models in side-by-side evaluations conducted by The Hammacher Schlemmer Institute. The Best Pressure Washer cleaned a sidewalk over three times faster than lesser models, removed mud from car tires twice as fast as the other units, and removed a higher percentage of paint from bricks than any other model tested. It generates up to 2050 PSI of pressurized water and has four quick-connect nozzles that provide angled sprays (0°, 15°, 25°, and 65°) to ensure optimal performance. Comes with a wheeled cart for easy transport and removes for ultimate portability. With a removable 33 oz. detergent tank and 25' hose. Plugs into AC with a 35' cord. 36 3/4" H x 18 1/2" D x 18" W. (36 lbs.) I am sure he will enjoy it and the best part is I am getting something out of it also :) a clean house, driveway, sidewalk, etc. You can check out all the amazing products Hammacher Schlemmer has to offer by checking them out at https://www.hammacher.com.


Yulu

Last year my kids got to try out 3 new Yulu games, and they loved them. They are still a huge hit in retail stores, probably because it requires your child to think outside of the box. New this year are:
Spy Code Hackathon. One player, the operator, is trapped in a virtual room trying to hack into a top-secret government hard drive. The other players are the ‘Experts’ who must give the hacking instructions to break through the 8 different modules by deciphering the information found in the instruction manuals. But there is a catch: the experts can’t see the hard drive and the operator can’t see the manuals. So everyone will need to talk it out – fast. For ages 8+. Available August 2018. US: $29.99. CA: $44.99. US Retailers: Target Exclusive.
Cut the Wire: Put your skills to the test with Cut the Wire, new from YULU! A device is ticking and it’s about to go off! Players compete to see who cuts the right wire, defuses the device, and saves the day. Use secret clues for hints to help figure out how to avoid cutting the wrong wire and losing the game. It’s the ultimate race to see who can defuse or lose...before it’s too late! For ages 6+. Available August 2018. US: $24.99. CA: $29.99. US Retailers: Target Exclusive. CA Retailers: Walmart Canada Exclusive.

Pacemaker Extreme: Get ready to race the pace or face the shock with Pacemaker Extreme, new from YULU! In this adult party game, players try to outwit their opponents by thinking quick and keeping the pace. Players need to pay close attention to how many times the other players are tapping their paddles since that will set the pace of the pulse. Tap your paddle once and the pulse moves to the next player, tap twice to reverse the pulse and tap 3 times to skip the next player! Be careful – if you tap when it’s not your turn, you get shocked and you’re out! For ages 14+. Available August 2018. US: $24.99. Retailer: Target Exclusive.


NoSweat

When families go on vacations they often find themselves here in FL which when you get here you realize ITS HOT! NoSweat is a great gift to make your family vacation less sweaty. The NoSweat is a disposable moisture wicking liner sticks inside any Hat, Visor, Helmet or Hard Hat. Patented SweatLock™ Technology offers the ultimate sweat protection from sweat marks, yellow stains, and odors. If you have friends or family in FL this is a great gift, but really everyone can always use a break from the heat. You can learn more and purchase this new and great product by visiting https://nosweatco.com


The Quarto Group

Learn to Draw Mickey Mouse & Friends Through the Decades is the perfect way to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary this year! Not just a how-to, this book includes the collection of vintage artwork from the Disney archives which reveals early designs, sketches, and poses of Mickey Mouse, as well as other classic characters, such as Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and Donald Duck. And of course, you’ll learn to draw Mickey and all his friends.

If needlecrafts are more your cup of tea, be sure to check out Cross Stitch Creations: Classic Disney This kit includes instructions for twelve projects featuring Mickey Mouse, Peter Pan, Cinderella, Sorcerer Mickey, and more! Plus, you’ll receive all the materials you need to make two complete projects – Winnie the Pooh and Steamboat Willie – including cloth, embroidery floss, a needle, and an embroidery hoop. These books each make great gifts for the crafty Disney fan.

The Nerf Blaster Modification Guide (Voyageur Press / $19.99 / 120 pages / Publishing October 16) has all you need to know to create a cooler-looking Nerf Blaster with increased range, projectile speed, and firing capacity. Luke Goodman—better known on YouTube as “Out of Darts”—guides readers through the basics of Nerf's two main propulsion systems and provides simple mods that kids and their parents can make to their foam blasters. Every project comes with easy-to-follow instructions, which are completely illustrated with step-by-step studio photography; so you'll never get confused.

With everything from mini-catapults to gel targets, Launchers, Lobbers, and Rockets Engineer (Rockport Publishers / $24.99 / 144 pages / available now) will take the spitball fights of your childhood to a whole new do-it-yourself level! From Lance Akiyama – aka “LanceMakes” on YouTube – Launchers, Lobbers, and Rockets Engineer is right up the alley of anyone who misses the engineering action of MythBusters or just loves to work with their hands (while having some mildly dangerous fun).


Yulu Helix

Great for your stockings are Yulu's new line of toys the Helix. 

Helix Hyperball Kids can throw extreme distances and take their skills to next-level awesomeness with the Helix Hyperball, new from YULU. The 2.5-inch diameter round Hyper Ball can travel over 150 feet at super hyper speeds! With the unique swing and fling play pattern, kids are able to swing the ball while holding the tab to gain momentum and then launch it into the air! Master trick shots such as Double Swing, Saturn Shot, Ninja Swing and more. Helix Hyperball is available in red, green and blue. Check it out here! For ages 4+. Available September 2018. US: $4.99. CA: $9.99. US Retailer: Target. CA Retailers: Walmart, indigo.


Softsoap

Complement your gift with a fun new body wash from Softsoap. Fall is the perfect time to rejuvenate and refresh your beauty routine with hydrating Hydra Bliss and relaxing Pure Zen. Bring the bliss of a spa experience into your shower with Hydra Bliss while the hydrating formula helps retain skin’s natural moisture to leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. Unwind with Pure Zen’s relaxing notes of jasmine, watermint, rosewater and lotus flower as you later your skin for a gentle clean. Sweater Weather never felt so indulgent! New fragrances include Hydra Bliss Hydrating Body Wash Cucumber Water & Mint, Coconut Water & Blueberry, and Pure Zen Relaxing Body Wash Jasmine & Watermint, Rosewater & Lotus Flower.

Spinnobi


My kids enjoyed spinners and they still find them entertaining, but now you have the Spinnobi which is a new toy that is like a spinner with a spring making it easier to do more tricks and flips. Bounce your Spinnobi anywhere you want. Try springing the Spinnobi into a Bucket, pop it with your hands and feet, toss it at targets and much much more. There's many tricks and various challenges to keep you going for hours, so don't forget to check out Spinnobi.com and start Springing. 


Grow Fragrance

For the Green friends, check out Grow Fragrance which is new to the market. Grow Fragrance came out of a desire for a product that smelled like amazing candles we all know and love, but was toxin free and made from 100% plants. They proudly stand behind ingredient transparency, being toxin free and the fact that their aromas smell like nature…because they come from nature! Eliminate unpleasant odors, instantly freshen fabric or simply elevate the mood, Grow Fragrance is a delight to the senses and a friend to the planet and your wallet! Check out all the amazing green products from Grow Fragrance by visiting them at https://www.growfragrance.com/


Dave Ramsey

For Kids/Teens:

Teen Entrepreneur Toolbox: Authored by Ramsey Personality Anthony ONeal, the Teen Entrepreneur Toolbox walks parents and teens through eight easy, practical steps for starting their own business. The toolbox includes; a Teen Portfolio that walks them through each step, a Parent Guide, a free Teen Entrepreneur Toolbox App, a 20 minute DVD featuring Anthony ONeal and much more. Teen Entrepreneur Toolbox retails for $49.99 at DaveRamsey.com. As well as Amazon and other retailers.

Dave Ramsey’s Act Your Wage! Board Game: Act Your Wage! Is a hands-on way for families to have fun applying Dave Ramsey’s life-changing money principles. Kids age 10 and up will have to enjoy: keeping an emergency fund, using the envelope system for expenses, landing on “Dave Says” spaces for expert advice, paying off debt with the debt snowball method and being the first to do a Debt-Free Scream to win the game. Act Your Wage! Retails for $22.99 at DaveRamsey.com.

The Adventure Pack will equip you with all the tools you need to teach your kids important lessons about money and life. This special bundle includes Financial Peace Junior, the Junior's Adventure's Storytime Book Set and digital PDFs, and the Smart Saver Bank.

Financial Peace Jr. Financial Peace Junior is designed to help you teach your kids about money. It's packed with tools, resources and step-by-step instructions for parents. What can be intimidating is made ultra-easy. There are ideas for activities and age-appropriate chores, and you'll have all the tools you need to make learning about money a part of your daily life. Your kids will love the exciting games and toys. The lessons of working, giving, saving and spending are brought to life through fun stories in the activity book, and your kids will love tracking their progress on the dry-erase boards! Financial Peace Junior doesn't just give you the tools to teach your kids to win with money — it shows you how.

Smart Saver Bank Teach your kids how to spend, save, and give with the Smart Saver Bank! It has been completely redesigned to make learning about money even more fun. Three compartments labeled SPEND, SAVE, and GIVE make it easy for kids to budget their cash. The heavy-duty plastic and silicone top make the bank durable. Plus, the bank is transparent so kids can see their progress!

Junior’s Adventures: Storytime Book Set Your children can join Junior in these six fun-filled adventures! Transform their futures with these colorful and entertaining books by teaching them how to handle money now. From working and saving to giving and spending, these wonderful stories will teach your kids real-life lessons, and the stories are so much fun that your children won’t even know they’re learning! Recommended for kids ages 3–10.

For Women:

Business Boutique is a great addition to your Holiday Gift Guide, especially for those business savvy moms. Authored by business coach and national best-selling author Christy Wright, Business Boutique is a proven, step-by-step plan to help women take their business dream and turn it into a reality. Business Boutique retails for $19.99 at BusinessBoutique.com.



This new wallet would be a great addition to your holiday gift guide as a “style on a budget” piece. Created by financial expert and New York Times best-selling author Rachel Cruze, this high-quality leather wallet is both stylish and practical. A lot of people have heard of using envelopes to separate their monthly budget categories—this wallet features an update to that concept by including 5 colored clips so that you have a more compact (and pretty J) way of keeping up with your cash. It’s got the look of a designer wallet without the designer price!

Hog Wild

Sticky the Poo The world’s most poop-ular Emoji just got wee bit stickier! Meet Sticky the Poo from Hog Wild! This poo sticks. . . to the floors, the walls, even the ceiling!! Grip, shape and throw it around, just like the monkey’s doo! It’s super squishy, sticky surface and moldable middle let it “splat” and stick to just about any flat surface. Then pull it off and start all over again. Available in three different faces; collect and “splat” them all! For ages 4+. Available Now. MSRP: $5.99 each. Retailers: Amazon, Walmart , JC Penny

Redwood Ventures

Smooshy Mushy Series 4 Cup ‘n Cakes: Smooshy Mushy Pets and Besties are in search of the best hot cocoa and pastries in Smooshyville! Open up your hot coca to-go cup and see which NEW, sweet smelling, pet and bestie you received! Unwrap and collect all 8 to uncover the squishy surprises. Available: August 2018 Age: 5+ US: $9.99 US Retailers: Walmart CA: $11.88 CA Retailers: Walmart

Flying Sushi Kitchen: Attention game fanatics of all types and ages and calling all sushi fans! Roll into the new Flying Sushi Kitchen action game from RedwoodVentures! Whether you love sushi or not - Flying Sushi Kitchen is sure to cause a ruckus at kitchen tables everywhere. Flying Sushi Kitchen puts your competitive skills to the test as you pluck pieces of floating sushi rolls from mid-air, which stream from the bamboo shoots, in a mad dash scramble to fill your sushi order and rack up enough tickets to beat the competition. Use the special, kid-friendly chopsticks to fill your order before time runs out. Add a little wasabi and ginger, don’t miss the spicy tuna roll, nab that smoked salmon – and hurry! Flying Sushi Kitchen includes bamboo shoots, sushi rolls, and chopsticks for 5 players. Batteries not included. Available: August 2018 Age: 5+ MSRP: $24.99







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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.