Sunday, December 10, 2017

Package From Santa Review!

**This was not a paid post. My honest opinions were used, they are solely my own & they may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Package From Santa for the review free of charge.**

This time of the year is always magical all on it's own but companies like Package From Santa really helps bring some extra special touches and sparkle to the holiday season. Package From Santa is a company who creates and puts together personalized care packages for your child and makes them look as if Santa himself sent them. They offer three different packages that each come with fun gifts and certificates for your kids.

For review purposes I received the Platinum box which includes A letter from Santa, a Nice list certificate, a signed letter from Rudolph, a candy cane and more! It sells for $69.95 and will arrive directly to your child in a cute red box that shows it is from Santa Claus in the north pole. Once you open the box the first thing you'll see is the stack of printed lists/certificates along with a window decal telling Santa to stop by because you've been good all year. Under that we found a candy cane and green tissue paper covering up the goodies inside. The package came with a Hot coco mix, a super cute snowflake sugar cookie, A tin of reindeer food and a little bag that has a bell in it with a card explaining that if you can hear the bell it means you believe in Santa.


This kit is typically for one child but I didn't want either of the kids to feel left out so I put both of their names on the certificates and initial package. They had a blast opening this kid and loved the personalized letter that came with it, also included in the package is a personalized greeting video from Santa and a phone call from Santa set up for the date and time you picked out. I think the company did a really great job putting together a magical and memorable package from Santa that my kids are sure to remember for years to come. Setting up the delivery for the package and customizing everything in it was very simple because they have everything set up to avoid any confusion or issues while ordering.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Sun Tails Review!

**This was not a paid post. My honest opinions were used, they are solely my own & they may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Sun Tails for the review free of charge.**

Every year during the holidays I look for fun and unique gift ideas for my loved ones, this year I was present with an opportunity to work with a company called Sun Tails on a review as part of my holiday guide. Sun Tails makes and sells mermaid fins and tails to transform you into a mermaid while you swim, they also sell shark tails. I was looking over everything and decided I would pick out a tail for me and test it out to see how it is before picking one up for the kids.


I was sent a Blue Lagoon Mermaid Tail + Monofin set. The Monofin is one big flipper that you put your feet in together, it is shaped like the end of a fishes tail and has three straps to help keep your feet in place and then the actual tail is made from a bathing suit material that gets put on and slipped over your monofin via a hole at the bottom of the tail. This set along with many others retail for $79.95 on their website but they are currently running a holiday promotion, Receive a 10% discount on your order at code: BestGiftEver  @usfg


The tail comes with a kit that is what they call training wheels for your tail, it comes with two puffy protective sleeps and plastic sleeves that go over the tips of the tail to help protect the monofin and the bathing suit material from becoming rip, torn and ruined. Until you are used to your tail, how it works and what surfaces are not good for it you must keep the padding on the tips of the tail otherwise it will void the warranty it comes with. The tail is easy to get on and fits well, it is designed to hold your legs together to make it easier to use the monofin, and it has a slit in the bottom where you can pull it over the monofin to complete the look of having a tail. I found I needed a slight bit of help getting the monofin on and pulling the bathing suit part over it but I could manage it on my own.

I wanted to fully test out the tail, but it is starting to get colder out even in Arizona and the pool water was freezing so I was only in long enough to snap a few photos and get out. I dig hang onto the edge of the pool and test out the fin a bit and I can tell it will be a helpful work out during the summer once I get used to the tail.Once it gets wet the materials will suction to your legs like a regular bathing suit but once you get out it will not hold onto the water. The mono fin is a lot of fun trying to use and really does give you a unique swimming experience. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Vinyls With Character Giveaway & Review!

**This was not a paid post. My honest opinions were used, they are solely my own & they may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Vinyls With Character for the review & giveaway free of charge.**

One of my favorite ways to show off my favorite movies, TV shows, Characters and interests is with my clothing. It is a simple and fun way to show off the things you enjoy, so I am always on the look out for shirts that suit my interests. When I came across Etsy shop Vinyls With Character I instantly loved her shop! She has so many fun and creative designs that can be customized to different colors.


Before I left on my honeymoon shop owner Ashley was kind enough to send me over two shirts, one for my husband and one for a friend of mine. I was sent a Haunted Mansion inspired shirt & Death Star Mickey Head Shirt. Both of the shirts arrived in a matter of no time and they look fantastic, I couldn't find a single thread out of place and there were no bubbles or creases in the vinyl. My husband wore the Death Star Mickey Head Shirt on our Honeymoon when we went to Disneyland and he received tons of compliments on it! The shirt really stands out and shows the love for two different big fandoms, the logo can be customized to different colors which is awesome, I went with my husbands favorite color red.


The shirts she used feel nice and are comfortable to wear,and the vinyl is clear eye catching and all the designs make it easy for you to tell what fandom they fit with. The shirts are easy to wash and so far look exactly like it did the day it arrived which is excellent and means the shirt will last for some time to come. I like that when the shirts arrived they didn't have any kind of chemical or plastic smell to them, the vinyl also did not stick to itself which shows she is using the good vinyl that doesn't warp together when warm.

One lucky winner is going to win their choice of a shirt from Vinyls With Character.

This is open to US Residents.  Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email!
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Vinyls With Character.

Please note: The store owner is having a surgery on December 8th, so your prize won't ship out until Mid January. Thank you! 

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Package from Santa!

**This is not a paid post, this is a pre-post post. I am posting this in exchange for a chance to receive a box from this company for my youngest child.**

Start a new and memorable tradition this Christmas with, the ONLY Santa memory service that does it ALL! Personalized LETTERS, PACKAGES, CALLS and VIDEOS from SANTA!

Do you want to see your children's face light up in amazement when they get a personalized letter from Santa Claus? Of course you do! This not just a letter from Santa. It's an amazing experience - it's joy, memories, wonder and happiness in a box! You can choose a specific letter theme and then customize it yourself to include details that only Santa would know!

Every package also comes with a FREE personalized CALL and VIDEO FROM SANTA that can be scheduled any time. This techy part of the was unreal! So surprisingly well done and high-end and my kids LOVED it!

It's such a joy to see my children continue to BELIEVE and really helped make the magic happen in my household this year! So grateful!

PFS has an A+ Rating with the BBB due to their unmatched high-touch customer service so you can be confident that you are making a wise purchase. They have real people on the phone ready to help answer questions. That's unheard of these days! Such a nice touch.

Click here to see a video to learn more about this very special Santa memory service that will be a part of my family for years to come!

The Platinum Package ($69.95) comes in a red box includes:

Personalized Letter from Santa
BONUS! Personalized Video from Santa (retail $9.99)
BONUS! Personalized Phone Call from Santa to a cell phone OR land line! (retail $9.99)
Personalized Nice List Certificate
Autographed Santa Claus Photo
Autographed Rudolph Photo
Genuine North Pole Stamp
...and so much more!

It also comes with a 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee. Wow! They are THAT confident your child will LOVE it!

There are 3 different packages offered, so you can choose a price point that works with your budget. I will be reviewing the top of the line Platinum package ($69.95).

Order this holiday must-have for your child at and save 25% OFF your order when you use FAMP17 at checkout.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Project Decals Giveaway & Review!

**This was not a paid post. My honest opinions were used, they are solely my own & they may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Project Decals for the review & giveaway free of charge.**

I used to avoid putting decals on my car because I thought it was bad luck, but that was just due to both of my first cars not being the best cards in the world and just happened to break down shortly after putting a decal on the back. Now that I know I have a reliable car I don't mind putting a few decals on my car but I am picky about what I put onto my back window, I currently have three but recently decided to add another since one of the decals isn't made from the best material so I need to peel it off. I recently found a shop on Etsy called Project Decals and they had a huge selection of decals that caught my eye, there were so many neat and fun decals I wasn't sure what to pick when she asked what I'd be interested in reviewing. I provided her with a small list of those I thought were awesome and told her to pick which to send, not only did she provide me with my small list but she also sent me a custom decal with my blog url on it.


They all look so great in person, none of them appeared to have any kind of imperfection and they are all pretty adorable. These decals can be used on a number of things, you can add them to your car window, your laptop, your computer desk, etc. A few of these were meant for other people so I am saving them for the holidays so I will talk about the Stitch decal. I love Stitch, he is one of my favorite Disney characters and I really like how she used a hibiscus flower as his heart. I asked for a blue stitch because well he is blue, though I do slightly wish I asked for a brighter color such as white instead so he would stand out against my dark car windows better but he is still noticeable and looks great next to my baby Groot.


The vinyl she uses is the perfect thickness for car decals, it isn't thin enough that it will get shriveled up and start peeling itself off of your car like my other decal I mentioned above. The backing peeled off without any issues and the decal went smoothly onto my window, I used my debit card to help smooth it out as I was pressing it against my car to help smooth out any air bubbles that might occur. This decal went on a long road trip with me, has been in a rainstorm and more since I put it on and it still looks brand new. I am very happy with this decal as well as the others. All of her decals are well made and doesn't cost an arm and a leg which is a big bonus plus she makes dozens of decals that suit different fandoms and likes so there is something for everyone in her shop.

One lucky winner is going to win their choice of $15 worth of decals.

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Illumination AZ Review!

**This was not a paid post. My honest opinions were used, they are solely my own & they may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Illumination AZ for the review free of charge.**

My family and I were recently invited to the VIP preview of the Illumination AZ drive through light show, my kids love looking at Christmas lights and it was something I loved doing as a child as well so we decided to go. What is Illumination? It is a large drive through light show, there are thousands of lights all synced up to light up and turn off to the beat of Christmas songs, this is it's first year running. If you pay before hand tickets are $30 and if you buy them once you arrive tickets are $35 per car load not per person.

I really enjoy the idea of a large drive thru light show, however this is their first year running so they do have several bumps they need to smooth out so this review isn't completely positive unfortunately. The show was due to start at 6:15pm so we were all asked to arrive as close to 6pm as possible. We arrived about twenty minutes prior to the time and there were already a decent amount of people waiting, once 6:30 rolled around there were still no lights and no movement. The person in charge of the light show that needed to be there and on stage arrived a bit late and then got stuck in-line so we had to wait for them to get set up. Once everything got turned on and started moving it was a little bit of a mad house, they had 4-5 lines of traffic all merging into one single file line and there wasn't anyone directing traffic so everyone was just trying to squeeze and rush their way to get into line first. I think they should have someone standing at the front directing traffic to make things a little easier as this is something I've noticed a lot of people commenting about on facebook as well.

Once you get into the line things start to move pretty smoothly from there, as long as you follow the speed limit, set your radio to the station they provide and shut your headlights off you shouldn't run into any issues. Along the drive there were a lot of neat features such as drive thru light tunnels, giant Christmas trees, peace signs, cactus, and more. Each one was a different color and some of them did different lighting effects than the others but we did notice that several trees and sections of lights weren't on/working at all which was a bit of a bummer because it left gaps in the drive. The kids had a lot of fun looking at all of the lights though. At the speed we were going I would say it took us about 15-20 minutes to drive from the start to the finish of the lights. At the end of the lights there is a section set up for you to park and get out, there are food trucks, sweets vendors, crafting stations, bathrooms, Santa's workshop where you can take photos with Santa and more.

The park and stroll section has a giant light up Ornament you can walk through, has bounce houses for the kids plus a number of other fun activities for your enjoyment along with music and food. The kids had a lot of fun because it was like a mini carnival. The Illumination AZ will be open nightly until January 14th. It is located on the I-17 just north of the Norterra shopping center, 27701 N. Black Canyon Highway Phoenix, AZ 85085.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

At Home Christmas Decor Reivew!

**This was is a sponsored post, I received a gift card to go shopping to purchase items seen below. My honest opinions were used, they are solely my own & they may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by At Home & BSM Media Inc. for the review free of charge.**

The holiday season has arrived and with Thanksgiving just a few days away it means it is almost time to start decorating for Christmas if you haven't already. Decorating for the holidays is always so much fun because there are so many cute and fun decorations out there that fit everyone's styles, budgets and likes. At Home carries dozens of Christmas decorations for outside your home and inside your home and with prices starting at $1.99 and up it should be a stop during your holiday shopping this year.

I was recently sent a gift card to go pick up a few Christmas decoration items to decorate one area of my home, I decided on the pathway that leads up to my home but I also picked up a little something for my kids/guest bathroom. I have incorporated what I bought from At Home along with the existing decorations I already had and I am pretty happy with everything!

The first thing I picked up was a Pinecone wreath with ornaments that is 22", they are normally $19.99 but they are currently on sale for $9.99 and I do not have a wreath so it was perfect timing. The wreath I had last year was real so it had to be tossed out at the end of the holiday season but I kept the battery powered Christmas lights that were on it and added it to my new wreath as you can see above. Next while we were walking down the isles we spotted some fake snow in a can, I remember my mom getting this same kind of snow when I was a kid and we always had so much fun spraying it on the windows, the tree and more so I wanted to pick some up to use for my home as well. We used it to make the windows look like they are frosted and used it to spray a bit rock in our yard to look like it is an ice berg. We bought a single can for now for $4.99 to see how much was in it and we received a pretty decent amount of snow from it. I also spotted a small blue Christmas tree that I picked up to decorate my bathroom with, it was only $2.99 and it is my favorite color so I couldn't say no even though my husband looked at me like I was silly.

Now onto the big things! At Home has a decent sized collection of yard inflatables and they start out at very affordable prices many are just $19.99 each and are adorable plus big enough you can see them from the street. We picked up a 44in inflatable Polar bear sitting down on his butt, and a 4 foot inflatable snowman with Santa hat & twig arms both of which are the $19.99 inflatables. We also added the snoopy we already have out with them for a fun little inflatable section of the yard.


My camera didn't like all the lights being on so the photo is a little blurry but I think everything looks pretty cute together! You can also see our pathway markers, we picked up two sets of their 30 in Candy Cane pathway markers that come in a set of four for $9.99. We placed them each a even length apart then we took some tinsel and strung it between each candy cane to make a lined path up to our porch, there are also solar paneled lights next to each candy cane to help add a little extra lighting. In all we spent about $76 on everything (we bought a bag of popcorn too), and we used the 10% off coupon you can get for signing up for their newsletter. Many of these products will be on sale during Black Friday so be sure to check out their flyer because they are having some really good deals.

Monday, November 13, 2017

PaRragon October Book Buddy Review!

**This was not a paid post. My honest opinions were used, they are solely my own & they may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by PaRragon for the review free of charge.**

October's Parragon Book Buddies box review is slightly late and I apologize for that! It arrived shortly before my wedding/honeymoon so I am just now getting to it but for those of you who are very excited for the upcoming Disney Pixar film Coco you are in for a treat! Octobers book buddy box features a number of fun and activity filled Coco books along with a special treat which is Olaf's Frozen Adventure. Each of the books included in the October PaRragon book buddy box can be purchased via Amazon, many of them are actually listed a bit cheaper than the suggested retail price on the back of the books. Ready to see what was in the October box? Everything is featured below:

Disney Pixar Friends Forever; Retail Value $4.99. This coloring and activity set features forty four pages of coloring sheets and activities plus four sheets of stickers perfect for ages 5-8. Instead of having an assortment of stickers to randomly put on folders and arms this book has four pages of activity stickers that have a specific spot in the book. The first twelve pages tell a story and are where you will place the interactive stickers, after that you will find coloring pages and games such as mazes. I like that the story book pages are in full color and have a different paper finish than the coloring pages because it makes it seem as though the stickers would be easy to remove if your child were to misplace it. This coloring book had enough of a variety of activity subjects to keep them entertained.

Disney Pixar Coco Mosaic Stickers By Numbers; Retail Value $7.99. This interactive book has twelve pages of mosaic stickers and twenty four pages of blank mosaic images that are each numbered. As a kid I always enjoyed the color by number activities so I knew this was something my kids would enjoy, it says it is recommended for kids ages 8-12 but I think this would be great for younger kids as well because it helps with their coordination and matching skills. Some of the pages are easy and only have a handful of places that need stickers and others are more intricate and will take more patience. I think this would be a great addition to any birthday or holiday gift bag for kids. It is full of color and isn't a book they will finish in a few minutes so it is worth the purchase.


Disney Pixar Coco Sing Your Song; Retail Value $7.99. This coloring book is only one out of two in the book buddy box that did not come with stickers, instead it comes with sixty-four activity packed pages and two pop-out sugar skull masks. This book is suggested for ages 6-10 but would also be great even for kids up until 15/16 because there are a lot of thought provoking activities such as pages that ask you to draw your own adventures, write your own song and set future goals for yourself. This is another activity book in the set I received that will take quite a while to complete and is completely worth purchasing.


Disney Pixar Coco Always Remember; Retail Value $5.99. This fun coloring book doesn't include any stickers but it does come with a cute skull shaped crayon holder with four crayons and is my favorite book in the book buddy box. I really like that most of the coloring pages feature a black background because it will really help make the colors you put on the paper pop. I am actually working on coloring one of the pages myself and will post it on my instagram once I am done. This book is recommended for kids 6-10 and has a lot of fun coloring designs to fill in.

Olaf's Frozen Adventure; Retail Value $4.99. This cute winter themed coloring book features the very lovable Olaf, you will get to join him on his adventures with some of his Frozen friends. It has forty-eight coloring and activity pages, one page of stickers and four crayons for your enjoyment. This coloring book features page after page of adorable illustrations for you to color and fill in and has all of your favorite Frozen characters. This is a great book for all Frozen lovers and would make a great addition to any gift during the holidays.

Ripley's Believe It or Not Hollywood, CA Review!

**This was not a paid post. My honest opinions were used, they are solely my own & they may vary from others. The products mentioned below have been provided by Ripley's Believe It or Not Hollywood, CA for the review free of charge.**

Ever since I was a kid I've always loved Ripley's Believe It or Not! I used to watch the shows and every year when my school held it's book fair the first book I'd be sure to pick up was the newest Ripleys book. Although I have been to Hollywood once and in California several times I've never been able to visit the Hollywood Ripley's Odditorium or any of their other locations and it is something I have always wanted to do. I am happy to say I was finally able to visit their Odditorium! I've worked with Ripley on several occasions reviewing their newest books but this time I was offered a chance to visit their attraction in person while I was on my honeymoon.

We took off early in the morning from our home and drove to California straight for Ripleys, it was a pleasant drive and Ripley's was easy to find. For those going to visit it should be noted Ripley's is located on Hollywood Boulevard and does not have a parking lot/structure of it's own so you will need to pay one of the parking lots to park for the day but it wasn't too bad and we got there early enough there was still plenty of parking. When we arrived there were only a few other people there which was nice because it pretty much gave us the place to ourselves. 


I knew that Ripley's was set up like a typical museum where they have different rooms with a variety of interesting, creepy and fascinating things on display but what I didn't realize was that it was packed full of interactive spots. They had things you could open, buttons you could push, a shooting gallery where you could shot at real movie props and once you hit them they would do different things, they had dance screens and more! Even the bathrooms had interactions but I won't spoil the surprise and tell you what is in them. 



The Ripley's Hollywood Odditorium is two stories and is set up so you can easily navigate everything, you start off in a small room on the first floor then descend down a flight of stairs to explore downstairs before being lead back up the other side of the stairs to explore the other rooms upstairs. The stairs themselves are interactive as well, each step is a piano key so it makes all kinds of sounds as you are going up and down. The whole thing took about an hour without many people around so we were able to stop and look at each thing we wanted, we had a lot of fun at the Odditorium and I am very happy I was finally able to visit. If you are in the area and want to check out other attractions they also have a wax museum across the street, you can buy a ticket just for Ripleys or buy a VIP pass for $36 which gets you into both attractions.