Friday, May 27, 2016

Flick Friday-Alice Through The Looking Glass

We really enjoy Disney movies.  My husband and I are really big kids at heart.  We especially enjoy watching these movies with our kids.  To pick a favorite is kinda hard.  One of our favorites is Alice in Wonderland.  We all know the story of the young girl with a wonderful imagination.
I was invited to attend an advance movie screening of Alice's newest adventure, Alice Through The Looking Glass.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

Synopsis-Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travel back in time to save the Mad Hatter.

Alice is an adventurer like I am.  Nothing scares her.  Her spirit reminds me of my daughter, so fearless.  The reason I like Disney movies is because of their message or moral of the story.  This movie talks about friendships, family, and so much more.  If I can give you a one liner it would be in Alice's words, "The only way to achieve impossible is to think of the possible".  Something like that.  I recommend this movie as a family movie.  It was really good.  I cried. I loved, loved the messages in the movie. 

This movie plays with time.  One more thing, do not let time pass you by.  These are the moments and memories we make with our families.  Enjoy them while you have them.  I suggest you grab the family and take them to the movies this weekend.  Then talk with your kids about what they thought the movie was about.  What did they learn?  Movies are a great way to start conversations.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Everything is Bigger in Texas-Comicpalooza 2016

The largest comic and pop culture event is coming back to Houston, Texas.  Yes, you know everything is bigger in Texas.  Every year, our family enjoys this event.

Comicpalooza is back in 2016 there is professional wrestling, cosplay (we love to see all the costumes), code fest, rides, gaming, videos, guest appearances, and so much more....
Questions you may have:

Is it kid friendly? Yes!  We have been enjoying this event as a family for over 3 years now.  Your kids can dress up as their favorite character, you can too.  It can be a family theme. 
Take pictures with their favorite character or yours.  There are costumes everywhere and if you ask for a picture, they will gladly pose with you and your kids.  There is even a children's area.  There are activities for the kids to enjoy all day long for the entire weekend.  Check out the children's area schedule, here or check out the full schedule, here.

WHEN and WHERE is Comicpalooza coming to Houston?

June 17-19, 2016

George R Brown Convention Center

How do you get your tickets?

Go to www.comicpalooza.com to register for day passes, 3-day passes, autographs, and photo ops. 

Mark your calendar, you don't want to miss a chance to win tickets to Comicpalooza 2016.
Disclosure-This is a sponsored post.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Travel Tuesday-Discovering Discovery Point

Do you ever want to just get away?  If I showed you this picture below, would you want to go there?
Thanks to SeaWorld San Antonio for inviting my family to preview Discovery Point and inviting us to the VIP Party.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

When you step into SeaWorld's Discovery Point, you step into an oasis.  It is so beautiful, you forget you are in San Antonio, TX. 
There is a giant Dolphin Lagoon which is home to a playful pod of bottlenose dolphins.   You can watch them from its sand-swept shores from any side of the lagoon and they swim right up to you. 
You can go deeper with the Dolphin Underwater Viewing that has an amazing view of the dolphins.
If you visited Explorer's Reef before it has been redone.  The reef is home to several species of sharks, many of which are endangered, along with exotic fish and a living coral reef. 
You can even reserve your Signature Dolphin Swim – the only place to swim with dolphins in Texas – or discover the thrill of swimming alongside Beluga Whales or Sea Lions. 

This happens to be a bucket list item for me.  Thanks to SeaWorld for granting this wish and helping me check this off my bucket list. 
Access to Dolphin Lagoon, Dolphin Underwater Viewing and Explorer's Reef is included with any SeaWorld admission.

Swimming with Dolphins - check (I even got two kisses)

But I did not just swim with the Dolphins, I got a lesson on the Dolphins in the lagoon.
The three Dolphins I got to meet were Brady, Fathom, and Gillie.  Gillie was actually rescued from Galveston, TX.  He was 2 years old.  He was stuck on a fishing gillnet and that is how he got his name.  He is not the only animal that has been rescued. 

SeaWorld Cares has done over 27,000 rescues of ill or injured animals.  SeaWorld's Rescue Team is on call 24/7, 365 days a year, and always ready to help an animal in need.
Pet surrender, Elaine.  Her previous owner could not take care of her or her roommate.  SeaWorld gave them both a permanent home.

Rescued in Houston-Otis.  He has been living at SeaWorld for 5 years under their care.  It is harder to tell how old birds are, so they are not sure how old he is exactly. 

There is so much to learn, see, and discover.  For more information, go to seaworldcares.com. 

For more information on Discovery Point, head to SeaWorld San Antonio.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Houston-Check ALL NEW Wet'n'Wild SplashTown

Disclosure-I a USFG blogger.  This is a sponsored post.

Houston is Hot!  My family and I are water babies.  Everyone needs to cool off some how, right?  Growing up there was a waterpark we all headed to in the Summer, Splashtown. 

This is not the waterpark we grew up going to.  It is all new, introducing Wet'n'Wild Splashtown.

Wet'n'Wild SplashTown is Houston's largest and closest water park with over 80 acres of water park Fun.  Featuring over 42 rides and attractions, Wet 'n' Wild SplashTown offers something for everyone including an extraordinary collection of the wettest and most thrilling water rides including Tornado, RipQurl and Texas Freefall.  Experience the parks newest attractions, Big Kahuna, an unforgettable mega-thrill raft ride that blasts through a whitewater journey filled with alternating tunnels and plenty of twists and turns.  Younger visitors can play in their own version of the wettest thrills when they will step into Wet 'n' Wild Jr., the new interactive children's area.  Visitors of all ages and skill level can catch the continuous, perfect wave on the FlowRider double, which means more than one can ride at a time - doubling the fun!

For the most up to date information, visit the parks website at wetnwildsplashtown.com.  For all other park inquiries, please send a detailed message to info@wetnwildsplashtown.com

Check them out on their social media channels as well:

https://www.facebook.com/Splashtown
https://twitter.com/WnWSplashTown

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Crack is Whack

No this post is not about drugs, well maybe a little.  My body is getting older and going through some changes.  I sweat a lot more than usual and I usually sweated a lot anyways.  What happens when you sweat?  You wipe it.  The more I wipe my skin, the drier I make it.  I moisturize my body everyday.  A part of my body I hate to admit that is super sweaty are my feet.  My name is Alba and I have cracked feet and crack is whack!    
Thanks to Zim's for sending me sample of Zim's CRACK Creme Creamy Daytime Formula to put it to the review on the blog and put to the test and maybe some relief.  All testing and opinions are all my own based on my personal experience. 
Zim's CRACK Creme Creamy Daytime Formula is an herbal formula that softens and moisturizes dry, cracked skin.  It was developed by a pharmacist.  This is the daytime creme, recommended for everyday use on hands, feet, elbows, and cuticles.  

Originally developed over 60 years ago to treat cement workers cracked, dry hands and feet.  It is a naturally based to soften and moisturizing your rough skin and tough patches on your elbows and feet.  The original liquid and creamy daytime products can help with dry split fingers often associated with dry atmosphere weather in wintertime or southwestern climates.

Simply by massaging a small amount where needed a few times a day to help achieve smoother, softer skin.

The top picture is my day to day, switching from pretty girl shoes to my work steel-toe shoes.  Having to wear this shoes with socks makes my feet sweat even more.  It has caused my feet to get dry and cracked in between my toes.  I started using this creme back in February.  It has helped my feet.  I had tried all kinds of lotions.  I put on layers and layers of lotion but no relief.  On weekends, I would air out my feet by wearing flip flops but that would only make me more conscious of the cracks.  But now, I am happy with my feet and my cracks have healed.
Summer is coming and I want to wear my flippy flops everywhere.  I can't do that with cracked feet.  I no longer have to worry about that. 

These feet are ready for some fun in the sun, are yours?