Saturday, December 19, 2015

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!

****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 TinySoles for the review & giveaway free of charge.****


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

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Peter Pan 360 Tickets Giveaway!

***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.****


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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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Brick Swag November 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 Brick Swag for the review free of charge.****


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?

Thursday, December 10, 2015

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.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Fishmas at the Arizona Sealife Aquarium Review!

***This is not a paid post, I received complimented tickets in exchange for this post. My 100% Honest opinion is used and All opinions about this show are my own and may vary from others. Tickets to this event can be purchased directly on their website. ****


Get ready because Fishmas is coming to the Arizona Sealife Aquarium! What is Fishmas? I am glad you asked, Fishmas is a fun Christmas event that will feature Santa scuba diving into the Ocean View exhibit at the Sealife Aquarium and will be checking to see who is on the naughty and nice lists this year.



I was recently invited to a special blogger preview to Fishmas and was able to attend during a dive session to see Santa. All of the children were able to get up close to the tank to see Santa and his Elf swimming with the fishes, and Santa brought his naught and nice lists along. Santa wasn't able to speak since he was under water after all so a friendly and very helpful staff member (who you know is on the nice list!) helped Santa by asking children for their names and then Santa would check the lists to see which they were on. The speakers were loud enough we were able to hear everything without a problem and quite enough it didn't hurt our ears.



All of the kids had a blast being able to see Santa in the tank with rays, turtles, sharks and other assorted fish swimming around next to him in a rather large tank that features a massive fish skeleton which is pretty fun to see. The event lasts for half an hour so be sure to get to the area a little early to make sure your kids are upfront and able to see Santa. This special early showing of Fismas was open to just a handful of bloggers and our families so the place was very quite and we were allowed to roam around looking at all the fish the aquarium has to offer including their newest guest a cute sea turtle.



The Arizona Sealife Aquarium has a large variety of fish to see and offers a unique and fun experience for the whole family, they have punch stations along the way where the children can stamp 'passports' to show the different areas they have visited which is exciting all on it's own. They also have a touching pool area where you can touch crabs, star fish and shrimp if the shrimp don't run away first and there is even a section with some non poisonous sea urchins which you are free to touch. I can honestly say it is a fun experience being able to touch the different creatures we don't normally get to see living in the desert, my favorite were the Starfish. Want to know what else the Arizona Sealife Aquarium offers? Well you will have to purchase some tickets and head over to see for yourself, I don't want to ruin all of the surprises.



Don’t miss out on a unique Santa visit this holiday season!

Santa available for visits on:
December 12 at 1:00PM
December 13 at 1:00PM
December 19 at 1:00PM
December 20 at 1:00PM

Tickets are $15 for Adults& $11 for Children Monday-Thrusday and $15.50 for Adults and $11.50 for Children Friday-Sunday and they are open from 10am until 4pm, and they are located at 5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Ste. 145 Tempe, AZ 85282 inside of Arizona Mills Mall.

Micro-bead pillows 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 Micro-bead pillows for the review giveaway free of charge.****



I spend a lot of time in my computer chair between work and home which can take it's toll on my lower back so I've been on the search for a small pillow to stick behind my back for a bit of support when I need it. I was very excited when a company called Micro-bead pillows offered to send me one of their Squishy Deluxe Microbead Bolster Pillow Junior which is 10" long and 5" in diameter perfect for putting behind my back while in my chair or to use for my neck when I lay down. '

 

 I wasn't too worried about the pillow being smashed during it's trip to me because it is a pillow so it is squishy already but if it is sent in a shipping bag they can sometimes rip open and the contents inside will get ruined for liquid or other materials getting into the bag. I was happy to see that the pillow arrived inside of a protective bag so even if the mailing bag had come open it still would have been safe.


The pillow itself is very soft the material used is a soft and stretchy nylon/spandex blend which feels lovely and cool on your skin. Inside of the pillow is a microbead/microfiber blend to give you maximum comfort, and allows the pillow to be squishy while still being supportive. As you can see from the photos above my son  loves the pillow so much he stole it and claimed it as his own. Both of my kids have used this pillow during a pillow fight, not only did it hold up but it is light enough no one will get hurt. This pillow would make a great gift for any occasion and is currently on sale for $13.95 and comes in five different colors. This pillow is well made and high quality I think it is worth the buy and think you should check out the site to find a pillow that is right for you they offer microbead pillows in various sizes and colors.

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