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.

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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.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Cirque Italia - Water Circus

What activities does your family enjoy doing together?  In these days of technology it is great when you can disconnect, enjoy each other, and just have fun.
I’ve partnered with Bloggin’ Mamas and Cirque Italia to share the Katy tour stop with my readers, and am being compensated for this partnership.  All opinions expressed are my own based on my personal experience.

Technology is great.  I know cannot live without my phone.  And now, our six year old daughter cannot either.  I remember when I was younger the television was my muse.  My brothers and I  fought for the remote controller and now we have a tv in every room.  Times have changed though.  Family time now involves making sure all devices are completely turned off.

Have you ever heard of a water circus?  Cirque Italia visited Katy, TX this past weekend.  Under the big top, there were lights, entertainers, and even dinosaurs.  Yes, you heard right.  

This is not your regular circus you have previously attended.  It is European styled entertainment.  From the music to the performances.  The aerial acts were so mesmerizing my daughter would not even blink.  The butterflies were favorite.  She even got a rainbow butterfly painted on her face.

Little did she know that the person painting her face would soon be performing some crazy acrobatic poses.  I mean can you do a handstand on stilts and strike a split pose, can you?

These performers are legit.  I am always amazed at how strong performers are.  I mean if hanging from a rope is not hard enough but to carry another person while hanging upside down. 

But the best part of all for me as a mom is seeing my kiddos amazing reactions.  This nontraditional aquatic spectacular was breathtaking.

For more information, visit and make sure to follow the tour to see if they are coming to a city near you:

Twitter: @CirqueItalia
Instagram: @cirqueitaliashow 
Facebook: @cirque.italia

Friday, March 2, 2018

Hey Katy-Texas-It's Cirque Italia

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I am excited to attend Cirque Italia at Katy Mills.  Cirque Italia now has two traveling shows and for the Silver Unit is coming to Katy, TX!  With it's state of the art technology, it's sure to be a show you won't want to miss!  Keep reading through and I will share how you can get your children's tickets FREE!

Event Info for Cirque Italia at Katy

When: March 1-4 Where: 5000 Katy Mills Cir, Katy, TX 77494-4402 At: Katy Mills Near: Burlington Coat Factory Under the grand, swirling White and Blue tent!
  • March 1- Thursday: 7:30pm
  • March 2- Friday: 7:30pm
  • March 3- Saturday: 1:30pm, 4:30pm, & 7:30pm
  • March 4- Sunday: 1:30pm, 4:30pm, & 7:30pm

Here's a bit more about the show:

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “Aquatic Spectacular”? Water, entertainment, excitement……? You can expect all these things and so much more from the brand new themed Cirque Italia production with its perfectly fitting new title. After six years of enhancements, a rigorous casting selection, and countless performances nationwide, this newest form of Cirque Italia’s innovative and unique “traveling circus” spectacular production is set to be its finest to date. Aquatic Spectacular came to life all thanks to its imaginative creator Manuel Rebecchi, along with invaluable direction and production management by Chanté DeMoustes. Cirque Italia’s brand-new theme show is an artistic blend of human abilities, technology and the element of water. This one-of-a-kind production combines water fountains, jet-skis, pirates, and more in a fun filled atmosphere all ages are sure to enjoy.

  Performers from all over the world have been brought together under the enchanted spiral of the white and blue big top.  The merging of their astonishing skills with the poetic element of water has led to the creation of a truly unforgettable experience.  Cirque Italia has managed to create a beautifully unique theatrical production by combining the gracefulness of the human body with the calming fluidity of water, along with bursts of power and excitement as well.  Aquatic Spectacular offers two hours of high-end entertainment.  Beautiful aerialists dazzle and shimmer on a chandelier high above the ground, but they aren’t the only ones that will draw your eyes toward the sky.  You can expect to see contortion in a bubble, a Venetian aerial duo, and even someone hula hooping while in the air.  Don’t worry about getting your eyes checked, you aren’t seeing double; there are TWO lasermen.  Duo jugglers, duo roller-skaters, the always breathtaking wheel of death………the list goes on and on.  It is even possible for a pre-historic dinosaur to make an appearance. Let your imagination wander, because anything is possible in this new whimsical production.
One might be concerned that such a spectacular entertainment opportunity is out of his/her price range, but Cirque Italia is committed to bringing a Las Vegas quality production to your hometown at an affordable price.  They also feature many special offers and promotions.  Cirque Italia continues to contribute to the modernization of the performing arts and the circus industry by abiding by a strict animal free policy.

Now Get Your Tickets

Tickets can be purchased now, starting at $10.00 through$40.00 depending on availability. You can purchase tickets through their website (;;) or by phone: (941) 704-8572.  They also respond to text messages.  Of course, you can also purchase them at the box office.

Box office hours: The box office opens on-site on Tuesday, the week of the show.

Non-show days: 10am – 6pm On show days: 10am – 9pm FREE Child Admission

Cirque Italia offers one free child admission with every full priced paying adult ticket in levels 2 or 3, using the code in the image below.

This offer cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or deals.

For more information visit and make sure to check all of their social media accounts below.

Get Social with Cirque Italia

Twitter: @CirqueItalia
Instagram: @cirqueitaliashow 
Facebook: @cirque.italia

Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Bloggin’ Mamas & Cirque Italia to share this upcoming tour stop with my readers, and am being compensated for this partnership.   All opinions expressed are my own.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Dating My Husband Diaries-Perfect Gift

My husband and I have been together for over 10 years now.  We are thankful everyday to have found each other.  Dating my husband has never been hard.  But buying him gifts, now that is another story.
Thanks to TheBroBasket sending sample product for review.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

I have a great husband who loves to surprise and buy me things for no special reason.  He always finds the perfect gifts.  He buys me things I never would have bought myself that I find I cannot live without.  When we first started dating I always got him the perfect gifts.  I think I have lost my touch, though.  I have a couple of gift fails under my belt.  I like to get everyone the perfect gifts.  But what do you get the guy who has everything?
TheBroBasket is the perfect gift for any guy in your life.  My hubby does not like chocolate, he is not into the mushy stuff, and I'm tired of wasting my money on gift fails.  TheBroBasket has a variety of guy-friendly gift baskets like Viva Tequila, The Junk Foodie Party Package, The Cali Craft Beer Sampler and A Bite of Bourbon.  What guy would not want this delivered to them?

You can create custom baskets where you choose all the cool stuff you want in your guy's BroBasket and make it one awesome drinkable arrangement.  From whiskey samplers, craft beer, fine wines and all kinds of snacks, TheBroBasket is sure to please. There are lots of non-alcohol baskets to choose from too! and its breezy online shopping experience means no more stress at the mall!  Especially if you are busy and can't get away.  This gift is perfect for birthdays or for no reason at all.  Make your guy's day, any day of the week by sending him a surprise to his door.

Got a golfer in your life, check out the Golfer Gift BroBox.  Fitness buff no worries, the Fitness BroBox is perfect for them.  The College Care BroBox is perfectly filled with yummy snacks.  There are several options that are reasonably priced and under $50.