Arizona Sea Life Aquarium 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 Sea Life for the review free of charge.****



I am always trying to look for fun new places to take my children that are in or around our area that are affordable and fun for the entire family. I've heard about a local aquarium called Sea Life Aquarium Arizona located in Tempe but I have never personally been there until this last weekend. I was sent some tickets for myself and my family to attend and check out their aquarium. Sea Life is located inside of Arizona Mills mall so I was unsure exactly how big of a attraction this would be but I was actually quite surprised at how large it actually was and how much they had to offer. As soon as you arrive you are greeted by friendly and smiling staff who are ready to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Once you pay for your ticket the kids are handed a pair of paper glasses to keep along with a 'dive book' which they carry with them through out the aquarium and stamp them at each stop along the way using a self stamping station located in each area.





After purchasing your tickets you head around the corner and get your picture taken in front of a green screen and given a ticket to view these photos at the end of your visit, from there you enter into a small room that has a TV and plays a welcome video for you before opening a door into the aquarium. There aren't any tour guides that hurry you along you simply walk through at your own pace looking at all the different sea creatures, they had lots of small fish and some that were pretty large they also had an interactive rock pool area where you could touch shrimp, lobsters, and star fish. I think they had a lovely selection of fish and I was able to see quite a few I've never seen before along with fish much larger than any I've seen for example they had a giant puffer fish, I thought the one my day job has was large until I seen the one Sea life had.





They have quite a few 'bubbles' in different areas of the aquarium that you could crawl under and stick your head into to get a better up close look at the fish, they had a circular room that the fish swim around you in, a tunnel you walk through where the fish completely surround you including a see through floor where they swim under you along with a number of other large tanks, they also had a small theater room which was featuring a video about sea life. My favorite was about midway through the aquarium where they had a large round tank filled with sting rays, sharks and more all swimming together they had a small cave like area you could enter to see the fish up close and they also had a deck area you could go up to and view the fish from above. I have a short video of this area on my instagram account that I posted while at the aquarium, you can view that video here. At the end of the trip they have a play ground for the kids and a gift shop where you can turn in your completed dive book which you stamped along the way to get a medal for your kids (shown above) as a reward for finishing the book and learning about the fish. If you live near the Tempe/Phoenix area I suggest visiting Sea Life Arizona, you won't be disappointed!



Love Pirates? Well you are in luck because Pirate Week is coming! September 13-20- Ahoy, Matey! Grab your eye patch and brush up on your pirate lingo for a week of swashbuckling fun. On September 15th & 19th they will be dunking mermaids and pirates in a dunk tank to raise money for Merlin’s Magic Wand. As an added bonus, the first 50 children who visit each day will receive a free eye patch!



Sea Life is always adding new features to their aquarium for example the New Underwater Ray feeding on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 1:00pm Watch as our team of aquarists dive into the 161,000 gallon ocean tank to hand-feed the stingrays! You can find a full list of their daily feeding schedules and events in the main entrance/gift shop. Tickets are $18 per person but they do run specials for discounts if you join their mailing list.

$200 Anthropologie Giveaway!

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I love shopping because you never know what exciting sales or products you might fine. It is the end of summer which means all the summer items will be going on clearance soon, so now is your chance to enter to win a $200 Anthropologie gift card to see what you can score!
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Prize: $200 Anthropologie Gift Card
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 9/11 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.
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The Mighty Mug 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 Mighty Mug for the review & giveaway free of charge.****

I do a lot on the computer both at home and at work so I usually have my drink sitting on my desk while I work, sometimes it gets knocked over and spills or simply drops onto the floor if it is in a spill proof container. I recently received a Mighty Mug for a review and now I don't have to worry about spills or my cup getting knocked off of my desk. Developed by a team of industrial designers and mechanical engineers, Mighty Mug, is the world's only Mug that grips to your desk when knocked into, but lifts naturally.





Before I received a mug for review I watched a video showing what The Mighty Mug could do, and I admit I was impressed but I was also skeptical about how well this would work. How can a mug set down on the table not be knocked over when hit but picked up like a regular cup without any hesitation? The Mighty Mug has a Smartgrip base which is shown above in the fourth photo (orange circle), when placed directly down onto the table this grips onto the table keeping the cup into place. Keep in mind the surface needs to be flat as with any suction cup base/item, I placed my Mighty Mug on my kitchen table and gave it a whack. The mug stayed in place was it gave me a jolt of excitement not seeing it fall over when hit with my hand, I even made my fiance come into the kitchen to have a look while I used my hand to try and knock over the mud. Knowing that some cups end up falling off the table because the table is moved I shook the kitchen table a bunch to see if that would make the mug fall and it still stayed in place, but lifted up without any issue when you pick it straight up off the table. The Might Mug is easy to clean, and works just as described my fiance will be taking this to work with him to the construction sites he works at.

PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky winner is going to receive a $30 Gift card to The Mighty Mug to pick out a mug of their own, they offer several different colors and sizes. Giveaway ends on Tuesday September 8th, 2015

Enter the contest by entering Here!

*Note: Entries for this giveaway are being collected through a landing page on the Might Mug Website, after you have entered PLEASE come back here and comment on my blog post letting me know you entered and what color mug you would get if you win. (Silver,Red,Black,Steel Blue,Aqua,Purple,Lilac,Pink,Cream or Orange). This is not required to enter the giveaway but I would appreciate it. Thank You!

Disney Live! Presents Three Classic Fairy Tales.

***This is not a paid post, I will be receiving complimented tickets in exchange for this post. All opinions about this show are my own and may vary from others.****

For as long as I can remember I've been a Disney fan, I grew up watching the classics and now I get to enjoy all the old and new Disney movies with my children. Disney Live is heading to Phoenix,Arizona on October 10th & 11th and will be featuring the 'Three Classic Fairy Tales' which will be showing Cinderella, Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs and Beauty & The Beast. I think I am just as excited about this as my children, now matter how old I may get I will always love Disney because it brings out the kid in me, and brings back a number of wonderful memories.


Prepare to step into a world of wonder where wishing is only the beginning and dreams really do come true in Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. An enchanted quest featuring more than 25 Disney characters, this stage production from Feld Entertainment®, the producers of Disney On Ice, performs at Talking Stick Resort Arena, October 10-11, 2015.  Tickets are now on sale. For all you Mickey lovers, don't worry because Mickey, Minnie and Goofy will all be there as well. Anchored a midst a transforming set, captivating choreography, innovative lighting and breathtaking costumes, this authentically-woven tale of “happily-ever-after” is a heart-warming Disney experience for the entire family.

WHERE: Talking Stick Resort Arena (formerly US Airways Center) 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ  85004

WHEN: Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11, 2015 Saturday - 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM Sunday - 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM

TICKETS: Tickets are available thru the Talking Stick Resort Arena Box Office and Ticketmaster outlets.  To order online, go to www.ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000 to charge by phone.  Ticket prices start at $20

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Which character would you be most excited to see at a Disney Live performance?

BoxyCharm Subscription Box 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 BoxyCharm for the review & giveaway free of charge.****



I love subscription boxes because every month it is like opening a Christmas present. I was recently introduced to a sweet little makeup subscription box called BoxyCharm that has already has me quite impressed. I received the August BoxyCharm box and I loved everything that was included in it, generally with subscription boxes there is at least one to two thing that are 'Meh' or that I could do without so I was happy to get a box that had me 100% satisfied.





Before I tell you what was in the August box let me start by telling you that this subscription box costs $21 per month and comes with four to five full sized products. I was excited to see the small black box in my mail box marked 'BoxyCharm" because I couldn't wait to see what was in the box, once I opened the box I was greeted by an adorable post card and a assortment of products. The box came with the following products: Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette (Retail $39.95), MicaBeauty Gel Eyeliner (Retail $35), Nios Shield Leave-in Conditioner (Retail $26), So Susan Statement Skin (Retail $20) and a Seta Eyeliner Brush (Retail $16) for a total retail of $136.95 all of that came inside of a subscription box that only cost $21 a month, I think that is a steal!





I personally love the Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette it is a great set of shades to do smokey eyes with which is my go to work look, the So Susan statement skin works like a highlighter and it has a very warm sun kissed look to it. The Gel eyeliner goes on smoothly and is long lasting, the brush is a perfect match for it and the Leave-in conditioner is also a sun blocker which I think is wonderful. I am over all very happy with this subscription box and put it at the top of my favorite subscriptions list. August BoxyCharm subscribers can enter for a chance to win an Exclusive BoxyCharm box worth $250 by following the instructions on the card that arrived with your box.

PRIZE ALERT:
Three lucky winners are going to receive an August BoxyCharm Box!

Please note that BoxyCharm currently only ships to the 48 contiguous US states. This does not include Hawaii or Alaska. However BoxyCharm has sent me the boxes to send to the winners so I will allow this to be open internationally.

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IncrediBundles Giveaway!

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Do you like shopping for unique gifts that will make the recipient really say 'WOW'? A website called IncrediBundles offers a variety of fun baby and toddler gift ideas that are sure to please. Some of their bundles include a Years worth of diapers, a Years worth of books or you can get one of their smaller bundles like the Learn & Grow bundle.






Don't like the bundles they have to offer that are pre-made? No need to worry because they have the option to build your own bundle that comes in an adorable keep-sake box. One of you is going to receive the chance to win a $50 gift card to their website which you can use to create your own bundle.

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Zotos Professional 180pro 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 Zotos Professional for the review free of charge.****



I used to dye my hair often and frequently which lead to my hair losing a lot of its natural shine and strength that it had before. Once I stopped dyeing it I started trying to find a good shampoo and conditioner that worked to help soften my hair and I've finally found a product that I am going to keep and toss the rest! I was sent a number of products from the 180pro product series my Zotos Professionals.






The 180pro series offers a number of products including Smooth + Soft Recovery, Intense Reconstruction, Moisture Repair, Treatments and Styling products. I received at least two products from each section of the line which can be viewed above, each section has its own bottle color. The first thing I've tried is the Smooth + Soft Recovery Discovery Kit which is featured in the round packaging above with three small bottles inside, this kit includes 180PRO Smooth + Soft Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner along with a Miracle Repair Damage Eliminator™ Leave-In Treatment.

So far I love the product and my hair does feel softer, I've notice it also helps De-tangle my hair more then the shampoo + conditioner I was using before, my brush glides right through my hair after washing it. All three of the products smell lovely, and they really do seem to replenish your hair you can almost feel your hair absorbing the product into it and letting it repair it. The three bottles included in the discovery kit are a lot smaller than their full sized versions but so far I've already used each five times and there is still plenty of product left in the bottle. I have medium length hair that goes down slightly below my collar bone, if you have longer hair you may use a little more product so it might not last as long however a little bit of the product goes a long ways. On that same note I will include that I haven't been able to test out the rest of the 180pro products since the first set I am using is lasting a little while but I will keep you updated on how the other products work as well so keep your eyes out for the updates! If you dye your hair or simply want softer hair and want to repair the damage from flat irons and curlers I suggest looking into these products which are all very affordable and run for under $10 each. You can purchase these products from Sally Beauty.
180PRO Smooth + Soft Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner - See more at: http://www.zotosprofessional.com/product/180pro-smooth-soft-recovery-discovery-kit/#sthash.crhvbDKs.dpuf
180PRO Smooth + Soft Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner - See more at: http://www.zotosprofessional.com/product/180pro-smooth-soft-recovery-discovery-kit/#sthash.crhvbDKs.dpuf
180PRO Smooth + Soft Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner - See more at: http://www.zotosprofessional.com/product/180pro-smooth-soft-recovery-discovery-kit/#sthash.crhvbDKs.dpuf