Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Giveaway-Maya The Bee 2: The Honey Games

Did you kiddo watch Maya The Bee Movie?

Maya, the little bee with a big heart, is back for another adventure. Sequel to the wildly popular feature film Maya The Bee Movie, Maya The Bee 2: The Honey Games makes its buzzworthy debut on DVD and Blu-ray on May 1, 2018 from Shout! Factory Kids.
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Shout Factory.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

Maya The Bee 2: The Honey Games is based on the well-known children’s novel and popular animated series in Europe, Australia and Asia and offers an immersive cinematic adventure into a spectacular macroscopic world.  A must-have for fans of all ages, the film is an instant classic that delivers wholesome family entertainment— emphasizing the importance of friendship, responsibility and courage.

Can Maya and Team Poppy win and secure her hive’s future?  Only if Maya is able to gain new friends and learn about teamwork, accountability, and overcoming preconceived notions!

If your kiddo loves adventure, they will want to add Maya The Bee 2: The Honey Games to their collection.

Thanks to Shout Factory, one lucky reader will win their own copy.  Enter below:

This giveaway is for US only.  One winner will be randomly selected.  The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize.  Good luck.

Giveaway-Stride Rite #FitTopia Tour Spring 2018

The perfect fitting shoe can be hard to find.  I know when my daughter was little we wondered what shoes would be best for her.
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Stride Rite.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

There is no doubt about it that my daughter's first pair of shoes where Stride Rite.  Stride Rite has been a favorite for comfort, style, and design since she took her first steps.
It is important as our kids continue to grow that we fit their little feet with the healthiest fitting shoes.  Our kids have growth spurts which includes their feet.

Stride Rite made their first stop in their Fit-Topia Spring Tour at the McDonald's Children's Festival in Houston.   A family friendly event that includes a hands on lei making station,
an Instagram-able swing photo experience, light-up displays, and goody bags.  This tropical tour is bringing you the latest Stride Rite styles for you to check out and your little can get fitted by an on-site expert.

Fit-Topia is headed to nine more cities across the US...

April 25, San Jose, CA - Santana Row Pop Up
  • April 28-29, San Diego, CA - Kids Expo
  • May 5, Charlotte, NC - MommyCon
  • May 13, Boston, MA - Friends of the Public Garden Duckling Parade
  • May 17, Chicago, IL - Navy Pier Pop Up
  • ...and a surprise location to be announced!

      Don't forget to check the Phibian Lighted-the sandals are the first to market for kid’s water-resistant and machine washable shoe with light up technology that glows with every step. The new fashions feature a more athletic inspired silhouette.  Available in sizes 11-3 for $46

    Thanks to Stride Rite, one lucky reader will be able to win (1) Stride Rite pair of shoes.  Enter below:

This giveaway is US only.  The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize.  Good luck.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Giveaway-Star Wars-The Last Jedi***CLOSED***

Did you know that STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI will be available in Blu-Ray and DVD on Tuesday, March 27?  Have you seen the movie?  If you have not, here is the trailer:

Synopsis:  In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

Thanks to our partnership with Allied and Disney, two lucky readers will win their very own copy before you can buy it.

Enter below:
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This giveaway is US only.  The winners will have 24 hours to claim their prize.  Fulfillment will be done by the sponsors.  Good luck.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Houston Axe Throwing

When your kids get older, the kiddie adventures are no longer fun.  We have been there and done that.  Are you looking for a family fun activity or outing for your older kids?
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with USFG and Houston Axe Throwing.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.   

In our family, we are very competitive.  We love sports.  You know that saying a family that plays together, stays together.  I love playing fun activities that we can all enjoy.  But once the kids get  older, it gets hard to come up with things to do that they have already not done a million times.  Have you ever heard of axe throwing?  Obviously if you live in the city or the suburbs, you don't have to chop wood.  So why would you need to know how to axe throw?
This is why!  The thrill of a bulls eye.  I released my inner lumberjill.  It is an AXEperience you will never forget and get hooked to try again.
Houston Axe Throwing is Houston's first indoor urban axe throwing range and the first axe throwing club in Texas.  Our axe throwing session was run by a trained Axepert who showed us how to safely handle an axe and chuck it..  We received tips and tricks on how to hit the illustrious Bullseye!
You get to pick really cool names like Blades of Glory, Axe-actly, Woodie, and Absentree.  Learning the technique, mastering it and releasing our inner lumberjack/jill that was AXEsome.  We played several games Hang man, Tic Tac Toe, and we also competed in a Tournament against each other.
I did tell you this was a family friendly activity.  Children ages 12+ can participate with a parent/guardian if they are with a parent/guardian at all times, and it is a 1 adult to 1 child aged 12+ ratio.  NO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12 WILL BE ALLOWED ON SITE AT ALL.  Obviously you can see why this is not a place for younger kids.  Axe throwing is safe.  

You can bring your own food, drinks, plates, cups, and napkins.  You could even host a party.  There is plenty of room.  There are games in the lounge sitting area.  You can also play your own music.  

For more information, go to Houston Axe Throwing.  Thanks to USFG you can take $5 off admission to a 2.5 hour session using the offer code USFAMILY at checkout expires May 1, 2018.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Self Care Kit - Reviving Me

This year I am focusing on me.  Self love starts with self care.  I have not been taking care of myself like I needed to be.  Turning forty has me refocusing my energy on myself.

Sample products received for review.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

One of my challenges is relaxing.  I mean who has time to relax when they are running a household and trying to conquer the world.  Moms do it all.

I continue to realize that doing it all is hard work.  I have to continue to remind myself to relax.  I am making myself turn in earlier.  I am creating a quite zone.  My mind goes a million miles per hour so it gets hard to unwind.  Laying in bed, turning everything off, and making it as dark as possible.  (Clean & Clear night relaxing jelly eye mask helps me relax after my busy days.)  I know I am better when I am well rested.  When I am not I am grumpy, moody, and do not want to be bothered.  No relaxing can take a toll on our bodies and I am not getting any younger.  I am trying to reduce the stress and tension.  Cue the zen music, namaste.

As I count down to my forty, I am reminded that a little smile goes a long way.  Reflecting on how blessed I am has me smiling a lot.  (I am feeling a little bolder with my Rimmel London Stay Matte Lip Colours in Heartbeat and Firestarter.)  Did you know you can burn ten to forty calories a day by laughing for at least 15 minutes?  You got jokes?

So what are you waiting for, smiles are free gifts you can hand out?  Crack more jokes, make light of things, and laugh more.

Another way I am brightening up my life this year is by getting out of my comfort zone.  Through blogging I have made several connections that have turned into friendships.  And it all starts with that scary handshake.  Sometimes it is hard to be the first person to say hello.  We are afraid of rejection.  Chances are the other person is feeling exactly the same way.  So why not just extend that hand?  (Got to have my hands insta-ready with Sally Henson Insta-Dri® Nail Color.)

Forty is a milestone number.  I remember coming into my thirties on high on life.  Everything was lining up perfect for me in my world.  I hit many bumps on my road to forty.  This me needs a little tune up of self care.  Like an oil change and tire rotation for a vehicle, routine maintenance is also needed by our bodies.

If you miss me lately, I will be in the shop.