November LootCrate Box!!

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by LootCrate for the review free of charge.****


Please excuse the late posting on this I've been away handling family matters. One of my favorite things that I look forward to every month is when my LootCrate arrives, you never know what you are going to get and every time opening that box feels like Christmas morning. Every month it is the same, I avoid any talk about that months LootCrate until it arrives aside from seeing what the theme will be I don't like to spoil the surprises so I wait patiently until the LootCrate arrives. Each month the crates are shipped on the 19th and arrive between the 20th-24th depending on where you live (international buyers may get it later than this).





The November LootCrate theme was 'Combat' and it featured a number of fun products including a Cute But Deadly magnet set, a Fallout 4 Vault Boy bobble head, TMNT Shredder sunglasses, The Hunger Games Mockingjay part 2 pin, Street fighter hyper looting comic book, A Cute But Deadly mystery figure and a monthly collectible LootCrate button.




My favorite thing in this box was the Cute But Deadly magnet set and mystery figure, I don't personally haven't played a lot of games by Blizzard I think these characters are highly adorable and couldn't wait to showcase these magnets on my fridge. My son loved the TMNT sunglasses and was excited to take them with us on our car ride the following day, I have to admit these glasses look slightly silly but they are fun to wear. All of the items in this box are well made and offer a fun assortment of products from different games/movies which is what makes the mystery so exciting because you can end up with almost anything in your LootCrate. If you are extra lucky you have a chance at winning the monthly Mega crate the November crate had goods worth over $2000 in it.

LootCrate ships to the US,Canada,The United Kingdom and Australia. Loot Crate is $13.95 a month [plus $6 S/H] the site guarantees $30+ worth of goodies in your box You can sign up for just a one time box or you can sign up for 6 months to a years worth of boxes & you can use the code “LunaMoon10” you will receive 10% off of your purchase price. What do you think might be in Next months box?

Meeno Babies Giveaway & Review!

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. The products mentioned below have been provided by Meedno Babies for the review &  giveaway free of charge.****



When it comes to babies and teething one thing is for sure, it is unpleasant for the baby and for the parents. A website called Meeno Babies wants to assist your baby with a teether toy that is both functional and adorable, they offer a Billee the goat Teether Toy which comes in light blue, yellow or pink and sells for $19.99. Meeno Babies also offers a Training Walker, clothing,  and car seat/stroller cooler liners.





My children are now past the teething stage but my godson just started teething so he is my little reviewer for this product.The Billiee the goat teether toy is made with rubber from the hevea tree and is all-natural + BPA free. The bright colors on each of the toys is paint free so you don't have to worry about harmful chemicals in your babies mouth, the website states "The color is added in the pigment of the teether toy (much like a toothbrush)". This teething toy offers a number of different textures, part of it is smooth, the feet have rings around them and the neck is bumpy, the entire toy is very soft and squishes easily which makes it easier to chew on. Over-all I am pretty satisfied with this teether toy it has everything I would look for in a teether and it is easy to clean. As you can see from the photos below my Godson is pretty happy with it as well.





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TinySoles Giveaway & Review!

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Tiny feet don't always stay so tiny, and when that happens you have to go out and look for a new pair of shoes and finding cute shoes isn't always that easy. A company called TinySoles is here to assist you in finding cute, comfy and affordable shoes to protect your little one's toes. TinySoles offers 31 shoe brands all in one place it is your one stop shoe shop for kids.






With so many shoes it was hard to decide which pair I wanted to get my son, I ended up deciding on the Kai by See Kai Run - Tucker once I spotted the snazzy looking pair of red and black shoes I knew my son would love them. When our package arrived I thought the wrapping was so cute I almost didn't want to open it but I had to in order to get the shoes out, the box also included a lolly-pop with the shoes. The shoes fit comfortably and my son has room to grow in them, and they look wonderful, they are on the pricier side at $42.50 a pair but TinySoles does offer cheaper shoes starting at $14.40 in the sales section, they also offer clothing and socks. I am very pleased with these shoes and have had a pleasant experience with TinySoles, looking at their site they have some pretty cute clothing so I am sure I will be stopping by again sometime in the future.

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Kai by See Kai Run Tucker Black
Kai by See Kai Run Tucker Black

Humbly Asking for your assistance!

Normally I wouldn't ask my readers for any kind of help but I am in a bit of a pickle and could use your assistance. My car decided it has had enough during one of the worst times of the year, Christmas. Not only do I rely on my car to get myself to work, my daughter to school, my son to his grandmothers when I work, food shopping, etc but it is also used to take my little brother to job interviews, my grandma to doctors appointments and more without it we are all in a very hard position. We can't afford to rent a car or take a taxi to the places we need to go. So I have set up a Gofundme to try and raise the funds to put towards a down payment on a new used car for myself and my family. Any amount donated would make a huge difference.

After paying for recent repairs on my car my savings was drained, I had to replace the Axels and get an oil change. When they did the axels they found there is a leak in the power steering line, shortly after the transmission also started going out there is a Solenoid that needs replaced along with the power steering pump, the power steering fluid line, a belt, a motor mount, a rotor and a window motor. It has also been having an electrical problem, 3 out of 10 times when you go to start the car it won't turn on and you need to jiggle the wires leading to the battery to get it to start after you turn it off it makes an odd robotic sound. It hasn't been holding any Transmission fluid in it, once you refill it everything you just put in will leak right back out within 45 minutes. When all is said and done the cost of repairs is almost as much as a used car so we are just looking at trading it in for what ever we can get and just buy a new used car. Due to our credit we are unable to get a loan but I found a place that can finance us for monthly payments, but unless we can do a decent sized down payment the monthly payments will be close to $200 a month which on top of our bills we are unable to afford it would mean not buying any food for our family of four we don't qualify for food stamps because we make $84 too much for their cut off. If we are able to provide them with a decent sized down payment + our trade in they can get the payments down to $89 a month which is a lot more manageable for us.  For the holidays I had a little bit of extra work lined up but it is 40 miles round trip without my car I am unable to make it out there which is a loss of funds which adds to needing a car so I can to extra side jobs to help my family.

We have a very small family and don't have anyone we can ask for help, I hate having to ask for help and it feels terrible having to make a Gofundme but it is about the only option we have at the moment. I put $2200 as a goal which is about half the cost of the car we are looking at even if we only reach half of our goal it would be a huge help and make a big difference to our family it would truly be a life saver. I have a photo of the paper that shows the Solenoid is faulty and I also have papers from the mechanic that shows a number of other repairs needed (i have to figure out where I put this one and will ask them to fax a new one on monday to my work).

I can't figure out how to set it up on Gofundme but if you would like anyone who donates $20+ can email me their address and I will send a thank you note with a hand drawn doodle by my kids. Any other bloggers/sites who donate $50+ will get a three month ad space on my blog.

Thank you! I would love if yo could "Share" the page as well.



Peter Pan 360 Tickets Giveaway!

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Are you in Phoenix or the surrounding areas? I have a wonderful event and opportunity to share with you. A live event called Peter Pan 360 is heading to Scottsdale, what is Peter Pan 360? Escape to Neverland in a whole new way with this spectacular, innovative live stage production of PETER PAN that combines intimate theater-in-the-round and overhead surround CGI projection; with actors in dazzling flying sequences forty feet in the air and whimsical puppets that bring J.M. Barrie’s classic tale to fantastical life, creating a truly unique environmental theatrical experience! This event will be held at The Pavilions at Talking Stick in Scottsdale Presented in Association with Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Opens January 13, 2016.



Fun facts:
-       Threesixty Theatre is a state of the art, climate-controlled tent and very intimate at only 13 rows deep!  There is not a bad seat in the house!
-       The tent is 100 feet high and takes over 4 days to build
 
The CGI Projection Screens make this version of PETER PAN unlike anything you have ever seen or experienced before!
-       The CGI is delivered by 12 video projectors each providing 30 degrees of the image. We use edge-blending software so that each projection blends seamlessly with those either side of it to create our continuous 360 degree virtual set.
-       The CGI provides 15,000 square feet of video, larger than the biggest imax cinema.
-       Each projector provides 20,000 lumens of light (1 Lumen = the level of light perceived by the human eye) A good home-cinema projector gives out approximately 2000 lm on average
-       The longest sequence of CGI in the show is the Flight to Neverland for which 400 square miles of Edwardian London was rendered for the 4½  minute flight. This involved the use of 300 computers running continuously for 2 weeks.
 
 Want to Experience the magic? and see Peter Pan 360 for yourself? I am giving one lucky valley family a Four pack of tickets for the January 20th show. If you are interesting in buying tickets you can get 15% off your ticket purchase using the promo code BLOG15. 

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Brick Swag November Review!

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I am always looking for fun and exciting products for families to share together, A monthly LEGO subscription box called BrickSwag has a product that fits that perfectly. BrickSwag is the #1 membership for LEGO fans. Each month includes official LEGO kits to build and keep, exclusive t-shirt, Build magazine, Funky Fig trading cards, and more surprises. Their Mission: To Inspire, Educate, and Entertain with LEGO bricks. I received the November Brick Swag box which had an adorable building challenge where you made a Turkey from the bricks they provided.






When I checked the mail I spotted the bright red box that looked like a giant lego and knew my Brick Swag had arrived. I was genuinely surprised by how much was packed into this small box, I received a lego inspired shirt, a cup, a small red brick, a build pack, booster bricks, a poster and some lego trading cards. The shirt included is soft, fits well and seems like it is a well made shirt, it is a bit large for a child so my fiance has taken to wearing it. Each of the Brick packs are about the size of a small bag of baby carrots. After you are done using them for the build set you can use them to start building your own collection of Lego's and you can build anything you set your mind to.





This subscription box is $26 a month plus S&H if you subscribe to just one month, or $20 if you subscribe for a year. The cost of Lego's can be pretty expensive, I do wish there were a few more lego's in this box but with the shirt and other goods I do think it is a reasonable price for this subscription box. My daughter had a lot of fun making the two builds they show in the magazine that is included, the first one we did was a Turkey build and the second was a Cornucopia which were themed for Thanksgiving. Decembers box is going to be Star Wars theme to celebrate the release of the new movie. If you take a photo of you with your Brick Swag you will receive the chance to be featured in their monthly Brick mag which will be seen by all of their subscribers.

What do you think of the November Brick Swag box?

ThinkFun Review!


****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. The products mentioned below have been provided by ThinkFun for the review free of charge.****


With Christmas coming up everyone is looking for fun and entertaining gifts their children will enjoy and I have a gift that fits all of those needs! I recently received a game called Lazer Maze Jr. by ThinkFun which is sold for $29.99 it is available through their website or on Amazon. Laser Maze Jr. requires you to use mirrors, beam-splitters, a little science and brainpower to direct the laser through a series of mind-challenging mazes and light up the target shaped like a rocket.

 

The box says ages 5 & up but my two year old also did perfectly fine with this game, and had a blast playing it with his sister, father and I. The game offers 40 Challenges from Easy to Super Hard, each card is slid into a slot on the game board and it shows you where to place the boulders, and rockets it also tells you what you need to complete that level. Some challenges only require one rocket and two mirrors, others you may need both rockets or a rocket, three mirrors and a boulder which makes the game more exciting since you have to think of ways to arrange the items to make the lazer turn on the rocket. The game comes with 11 Game Tokens (2 Rocket Targets, 3 Space Rock Blockers, 5 Satellite Mirrors and 1 Beam Splitter).

 

My daughter is six years old and adores this game because it really makes her stop and think about how she needs to place the mirrors and beam splitter, once she gets it figured out she gets so excited to see the rocket light up. This may be Lazer Maze Jr. but the Super Hard cards can be quite a challenge, even my fiancĂ© and I have had to stop and think about where things will go and try moving things around a few times before we are able to get them, so it has been fun for the whole family. Lazer Maze Jr. along with their other fantastic games such as Compose yourself and Code Master would make wonderful Christmas & Birthday gifts and best of all they are all affordable. Head over to their website to see what other games they have that might interest you.