Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas

Disclaimer:  I was given a review copy of this DVD for the purpose of review.  All opinions are my own.


A few months ago we had game night at my uncles house.  We normally play a few games that the kiddos can join along, but then as the night goes on we get out the more adult games (Harder games)
So we always make sure there is a few kid movies on hand to keep the busy as we play.  Otherwise my uncles house gets turn into mess.  I love my boys and little cousins, but man can they reek havoc!
So last time we went up I took the all new Shaun The Sheep movie.  They all feel in love!  We had 3 movies that night, but we only ended up watching this one because they asked me to play it again.  That night 8 little kids feel in love with Shaun the Sheep for the first time.  
I am excited to say that we official had a movie night for the kiddos during our memorial day get together.  Thank to the all new 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
From the company that brought you the Academy Award nominated film, Shaun the Sheep Movie (Best Animated Feature Film, 2015), the all-new TV special Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas will be available on DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD on June 14 from Lionsgate. Full of Aardman’s signature high-energy slapstick comedy appealing to audiences of all ages, Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas DVD includes bonus episodes.

When the Farmer and Bitzer go to a country fair, Shaun decides to tag along for the fun and finds himself crafting a brilliant plan to bring three exotic and witty llamas back home to Mossy Bottom Farm. Shaun is delighted with his new friends and believes that the llamas are just what the flock needs to spice up their lives. At first everything is fun, exciting, and silly, but soon their new llama roommates get a bit too wild in their new home.


SHAUN THE SHEEP: THE FARMER’S LLAMAS DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
        “Meet the Llamas” Featurette
      “The Director’s Perspective” Featurette
        “Behind the Fleece” Featurette
      2 Bonus Episodes – “Cheetah Cheater” & “Zebra Ducks of the Serengeti”



PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production:  2015
Genre: Family, Comedy, Action/Adventure
Closed Captioned: NA
Subtitles: NA
Feature Run Time: 59 minutes
DVD Format:  16x9 Widescreen (1.78:1)
DVD Audio Status: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio




Just like the movie this DVD is packed with laughs!  I can never get over the mishaps Shaun the Sheep and the other farm animals seem to get into.  And these LLAMAS just bring a whole new level of fun!  Just like before every kiddo was glued to the TV and when it was over an encore was of course requested!  If you are looking for a family fun film this summer you so need to check out Shaun the Sheep The Farmers LLAMAS.  And if you didn't see the movie from last year check that out too :)  

NIV, Lifehacks Bible, Hardcover Practical Tools for Successful Spiritual Habits

Disclaimer:  I was given a copy of this Bible for review and to give my feedback.

Never judge a book by its cover or in this case a Bible.  When it arrived I just kind of gave it a HUH? look.  The cover is so not what you would expect from a Bible.
Upon opening it though the old saying don't judge a book by its cover was drove home.  The tools that accompany this Bible are amazing!  And things I can use in my everyday life, for example on page 41 we were asked 3 question.
The first one was;
Understand your desire --- What motivates you to become more like Christ?  What does a truly honest answer look like?  What are the desires of your heart that you want the Lord to give you (see PS 37:4)?

For me this was a thinker!  I know that I want to walk the walk that will make me Christ like, but why?  What are my motivates?  Are they pure or do I want something in return?
For me the answer turned out to be my boys.  I kept thinking about them as I pondered this question and how I want them to have that relationship with God.  How I was to be close to God so I can help them also be close with him.  I kept thinking of all the beautiful blessing God has given me and how I want me boys to also feel that joy.

I like that these tool pages are very to the point and let you walk away with a new interpretation of what you read.  Sometimes I read the Bible and don't really connect it to my everyday life.  It is almost like I am just going through the motions.  With this Bible the tools help me to walk away with so much more, it is like reading the Bible for the first time!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Emjoi's MicroNail

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review.
During the school year I seem to have extra time and money.  When the kids are in class I can take an hour to go get my nails done.  During the summer though they are with me all day and we our broke!  Mini Golf got pretty expensive these past few years lol, not to mention the beach and all the amusement parks we go to.

During these hot months I am left to do my own nails.  Now an nail artist I am not, but I sure do try and with tools like the all new Emjoi's MicroNail I can get professional looking nails from home


 For those who enjoy home spa, salon-like services and grooming treatments, Emjoi, leader in the category, and well known for its Micro-Pedi, Micro-Nail and epilation product collections, is the go-to brand. The new Micro-Nail provides an effortless, fast manicure with or without polish. Great looking nails are youthful and a sign of wellness. In addition to looking at one's face, many people look at hands because people tend to talk with their hands as well as with facial expressions. Pretty feet are also desirable and toe nails respond beautifully as well. This incomparable device has been designed for refining, smoothing and ultimately shining finger and toe nails. Dullness is gone and luminosity and vibrancy are enhanced to a radiance that looks like clear polish without the worries of drying time and chipping. With its innovative roller spinning 360 degrees at an amazing 30 times per second, it gently buffs away ridges, imperfections and discoloration while adding a beautiful shine. Its exclusive design brings out a perfectly polished and presentable look in just minutes. It is a universal product that appeals to both genders and all ages which is highly unusual, and makes it a MUST HAVE for oneself as well as the ideal gift for everyone! As a personal tool, it is hygienic and an alternative to nail salons for those who prefer the comfort of home and the cost savings of do-it- yourself.


The Confirmation

Disclaimer:  I was given a review copy of the DVD mentioned in this post.
I have many blessings in this life.  God has blessed me time and time again. 
My hubby though has to be one of my greatest blessings.  He is the father of my children, he is sweet, caring and I know no matter what I can count on him.   When I am sick it is him asking what I need, when I am sad he is always the first one to step up and give me a hug.  When I am scared he offers to do it for me.  No matter what the "it" may be.  The greatest things though the man has ever done for me is be a great dad.  My boy's faces light up every-time he enters a room.  He spends countless hours playing sports with them, building stuff with and for them.  Given them pep talks going over homework with them and just showing them how a real man behaves.  
Like I said God has given me many blessings and my hubby makes the top 3!  
As a mom and daughter I know how important a relationship with your dad is.  That is why I adore the movie
The Confirmation
Academy Award nominee Clive Owen (Best Supporting Actor, Closer, 2004), and Jaeden Lieberher (St. Vincent) star in the moving drama, The Confirmation, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD on June 7 from Lionsgate. Written and Directed by Oscar nominee Bob Nelson (Best Original Screenplay, Nebraska, 2013), the emotional story of family bonding is available On Demand. Centered on 8-year-old Anthony (Lieberher) and his father (Owen), The Confirmation brings together an unpredictable bond of love between father and son. 

Clive Owen shines in this irresistible comedy about an estranged father and son, who spend a weekend together for the first time in forever, as the boy’s mom (Bello) and her new husband (Modine) leave for a retreat. The mutual unease is exacerbated when the father’s truck breaks down, he gets locked out of his house, and his toolbox, which provides his living, is stolen. As father and son begin to search for the toolbox, their bond leads to something they never imagined: a true family connection.

CAST
Clive Owen                    The Bourne Identity, Children of Men, Inside Man
Jaeden Lieberher          St. Vincent, Aloha, Midnight Special
Maria Bello                   A History of Violence, Flicka, Grown Ups
Robert Forster                Jackie Brown, Mulholland Drive, Me, Myself & Irene
Tim Blake Nelson          Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Lincoln
Patton Oswalt                TV’s “King of Queens”, TV’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”
Stephen Tobolowsky     MementoGroundhog Day, TV’s “The Goldbergs”
Matthew Modine            The Dark Knight Rises, Transporter 2

 

BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES*
·     “A Father-Son Story: Inside the Characters of The Confirmation” Featurette
·     “The Performances of The Confirmation” Featurette
*Subject to Change

PROGRAM INFORMATION


Rating: PG-13 for Some Mature Thematic Elements
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Subtitles: English and Spanish, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 101 minutes

The Truth About Angels by Tony Evans

Disclaimer I was given a copy of this book for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review.


The Truth About Angels By Tony Evans

As a small child I had very many misconceptions about Angels. I always thought when we passed away we became Angels. As I got older I learned better and started to learn a little bit more about them. And I really mean just a little. There isn't much information about Angels out there! This book covers all the major questions you could have about Angels. Who they are and what they do. How they effect us and how their gifts are used in service to God. When this book arrived I was a bit upset it was only as thick as my pinky finger. Trust me when I say the message and words packed a powerful punch! The book may be tiny, but the words are mighty My only issue is the book left me wanting more. I get that the author was very to the point, but I wish there was just more there.
Some of the topics that really interested me was when the author talked about the difference between Angels and Demons. Also when he spoke about them fighting a spiritual warfare on our behalf! After reading this book I still have many questions about Angels (maybe even more then when I started) but I do feel like several were answered and backed up with Biblical proof!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Can you tell it is hot where I live?

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own
I am a Winter child!  As a little girl my mom had to drag me in from the cold kicking and screaming.  It is the summer I hated.  I dislike sun, heat and bugs!  During the summer she had to shove me out the door.
Well it looks like it is finally going to get warm and stay warm where I live :( BOOO
So today I have been writing on my summer skin care posts.  I figure I have to get myself in the mind set of applying extra SPF
So did you know there is Sunscreen that could protect and moisturize your skin?  I had no clue!  I always knew it kept me from getting burnt and the coconut smell was always kind of nice.
Who knew though that you could moisturize as you protect.  It kind of feels like the two birds one stone analogy. 
With Hawaiian Tropic you can do just that!
They have a Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen and a Sheer Touch After Sun Moisturizer.

New Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Lotion Sunscreen is the newest sunscreen in the Silk Hydration line with hydrating ribbons for 12-hour moisturization. With a unique, new breathable formula and its signature ultra-luxurious hydrating silk ribbons, Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Lotion Sunscreen pampers skin while providing broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, leaving your skin silky smooth.



New Weightless Formula: New Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless features a unique, breathable formula. The premium airless pump bottle delivers a light, airsoft texture that feels weightless on skin.

Nourishing Moisturization:
Containing hydrating ribbons of luxurious silk protein and Shea Butter, Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Lotion
Sunscreen pampers with 12 hours of moisturization and helps
protect skin from drying in the sun, leaving it feeling hydrated and pampered like no other sunscreen can.
Pampering Protection:
Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation to protect against
the sun’s harmful rays, Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydration Weightless sunscreen provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, offering SPF 15 and SPF 30. Blended with exotic island botanicals and the signature, unmistakable Hawaiian Tropic® brand tropical fragrance, the Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydration Weightless lotions feel incredibly lightweight and indulgent on the skin.

I myself can't get over just how soft my skin feels when wearing it!  Normally my skin gets a heavy oily feeling when using SPF, but this stuff really is lightweight.  And I also like the fact they have a before and after sun product :).  I know after a day in the sun my skin just feels BLAH.  It is nice to have a little pick me up with the Sheer Touch After sun Moisturizer

To learn more please see my link below:
Hawaiian Tropic

5 Must-Have Beauty & Skincare Items for Memorial Day Weekend

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review all opinions are my own.
Friday is my kiddos last day of school!   This mama is pumped, I like having my boys home and not having to have my oldest at the bus stop at 650am is A okay with me!
We have such a fun summer planned out.  In a few weeks we are heading to an amusement park, the beach and possible a big family trip to Gettysburg.  We are always planning a trip to and Old Wild West town in New Jersey and even a 2 day camping (Go us, becoming one with the great outdoors)
Spending time together as a family is a top priority for us.  A few things though this mama has learned is stock up now before the summer hecticness sets in. 
So Memorial Day Weekend is my time to relax and make sure we really are ready.
Here are the few must have summer beauty and skin care items I feel every women should consider.


1. Sun Bum Natural Browning Lotion  trustthebum.com this premium darkening lotion was developed to accelerate the sun’s triggered tanning process in the skin. 
 2. Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water smashbox.com
lightweight foundation with a water-like texture which contains SPF 30. 
 3. Sun Bum SPF 15 Original Sunscreen Lotion trustthebum.com moisturizing sunscreen formula will protect skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays while enriching skin with Vitamin E. Apply 10 minutes prior to applying Sun Bum Natural Browning Lotion! 
 4. Sun Bum Beach Formula 3 in 1 Leave In controls frizz, prevents split ends, slows color fading and will leave your hair silky-smooth and shiny 
5. STREEKERS  colormetrics.com add some festive color to your hair with these temporary liquid hair color shades. The sponge-tip applicator ensures perfect coverage and control!

Family Game America

I was given products in this post to test and give my honest feedback.  All opinions are my own.

Anyone who knows my blog, knows my family loves game night.  We make a huge deal out of it and invite over extended family and friends and spend the entire night playing games and enjoyinging each other company.
Even though some of us are quite competitive at the end of the night it is really just about spending time with our loved ones.  What better way to do that then with laughing and having fun?
Family Games America I thought would be the perfect addition to our game night.  Sadly it didn't turn out that way.
When I contacted them I thought for sure games would be sent my way instead I was sent a wine bottle holder puzzle (We don't drink in my home, I had no use for it) 
And then they sent me a broken game!

The bottom part seemed to have come unglued so when I took the "game" out it just all fell apart :(  So not a fun family game!!!

I knew this was a fluke and it was in no way the companies fault I don't drink so I wrote them a feature post.
Again I was trying to be understand of the fact that sometimes things arrived broken.  And that the company in no way could have known I didn't drink.
Sending them the link to my post I thought they would be, you know, happy I wasted my time writing a post for them after I legit got nothing in return.
Well that is a lie I got some room taken up in my trash and a dust collector
Nope instead I was meant with content and in my option made to feel like I done something wrong.  
So here is my review of the company.
They send broken items and then make you feel like you done something to in someway offend them.


Protect your Skin this summer

Products mentioned in this post were provided for the sake of review.  All opinions are my own.
I am pale, like super blend in with the sand at the beach pale.  And then I have these dark brown freckles all over my face.  As a kiddo I hated them, now I just grew use to them.
My sister use to get so mad at me for forcing her to wear sunblock at the beach (I am the oldest sibling).  She would complain she doesn't want to look like me and casper (THE BRAT).  Being the big sissy though I would stand in front of the door and her butt was not leaving until she put that sunscreen on
Now that she sees her friends having skin issues she appreciates what I did for her.

Thanks to me,  year round putting on SPF is a must for her.  Even in the Winter time when you don't think it would be an issue.  
She understand the importance of taking care of her skin.
Sunscreen is just one way there is so many more.  Today I am going to share a few products with you that will help you to protect your skin and keeping it looking and feeling good.
Be Sun Smart This Summer and Stick with Green Goo

There is nothing better than catching some summer rays…..but we all know the summer heat and exposure can leave you skin challenged!! Green Goo will ensure you feel nothing but smooth, glowing, healthy skin all summer long, and all day and all night.
Using all-natural, organic ingredients, Green Goo’s products will replenish your body after a day of fun in the sun. They don’t fill their lotions and lip balms with preservatives or fillers, so you’re going to get only the purest herbs and essential oils. 
Dry Skin Care
After you’ve been in flip flops all day, you’ll love nothing more than to give your toes and heels some love. To keep you feeling soft in those sandals, simply add this as a daily moisturizer. 

  • Calming and gentle formula
  • Infused with Calendula and five delicate flowers
  • Smooths skin 
  • Heals cracked hands and feet
  • Hydrates dry face, knees and elbows 
  • A favorite among eczema and psoriasis sufferers
  • Eases rashes 
  • Pleasant scent
  • Absorbs quickly 

Repair Replenishing Salve
This is the perfect blend for sun-damaged skin. This daily hydrating salve will work best on your face and body on those summer nights after you’ve felt the heat of a sun-filled day. 


  • Blend of organic Aloe Vera and Vitamin E Oil
  • Rich with antioxidants
  • Rebuilds and replenishes damaged skin
  • Deeply nourishes and hydrates 
  • Cools the skin
  • Serves as an anti-inflammatory
  • Is known to diminish pre-cancerous sun spots and aging spots 
  • Relieves burn and radiation patients’ skin 
  • Great for healing scars, softening wrinkles, lightening dark circles and reducing puffy eyes


Calendula Infused Face Wash
This will help you feel recharged and ready for anything. After a long day outdoors, Calendula will gently get rid of dirt and makeup without drying your skin. Unlike traditional soap, your face won’t feel itchy or scorched afterwards since Green Goo’s face wash is rich with oils and healing herbs. 

  • Made with Olive Oil and Vitamin E, infused with Calendula
  • Gently dissolves dirt and makeup 
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Won’t clog pores
  • Does not dry skin
  • Softens skin while cleaning


Kiss-On Organic Lip Balm
Spend those warm summer nights cuddling up to your loved one! Kiss-on Organic Lip Balm is the aphrodisiac of the summer.  The intoxicating lip balm will get you and your partner in the mood for a hefty smooch-session! 

  • Silky, smooth and subtle
  • Soothes the lips 
  • Not greasy or sticky 

To learn more and see all the great products they have to offer please check out my link below:

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Let Povi Help #spon

This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Povi. I received compensation for my participation, but my opinions are my own.
When I had Brandon Jr I remember being so excited and so scared!  Here was this tiny life that depended on me for everything.  This little life that I had to help grow up to be a young man.  For a first time mom that was a bit scary.  Sometimes I still have the fear and I question if I am doing things right.  Unlike my mom though I have the internet and at the push of a button I can find almost anything.  I can find kid safe shows, stories, activities and so much more!
  
I love sites like Povi

Povi is loaded with real-life stories children can relate to and endless conversation starters.  I like that not only does it entertain my kiddos, but it gets them thinking.  It is a story that teaches them something.  Povi helps parent and child establish a daily habit of thoughtful conversation that in turn helps children develop crucial social-emotional skills.  I get upset when my boys get into my car at the end of school and I ask them how their day ways.  I always get a "Good" or "Fine"  I want to talk to them, like real conversation about their lives.  Povi helps them to develop these skills.  We are living in a typing word where most of our conversations are had via a keyboard.  I want my kids to learn to interact with people.  Povi promotes conversations like, If you could be someone else for a day, who would you like to be?  A focus on empathy might prompt, How can you tell when someone is sad?   My kiddos do like when we talk about them so conversations that ask about their feelings are thoughts are normally a great way to get them talking.  Povi teaches a whole array of life skills.

  Povi is designed to help parents raise happier, caring and confident children.  I can't be the only one right now waving her hand around say yes please sign me up!!
 Povi is an EQ (emotional quotient) content platform + app with content sourced from experts and a huggable storytelling buddy as the delivery tool.  Povi is meant to be played with a parent.  It is a bonding App

Ummm yeah you want to get my kiddos attention throw in a toy!  It takes the "Work" out of any situation and makes it "fun" instead.-Povi is a connected toy with a mission, for children ages 3-8.
If you are like me you always wonder can I be doing more?  Are my kiddos happy?  Could they be happier?  The answer to each of those questions is yes!  And thanks to Povi you now have a way to take that extra step

Povi comes with 10 pre-downloaded stories and a free app (available for Android or iOS) featuring additional questions parents can ask related to the stories and 20 additional stories that are age appropriate for each individual child. 
Parents can choose from among three levels, for ages 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8. 
The stories are written and curated by experts including psychologists, teachers and parents. 

 Povi launches on Kickstarter, May 24, 2016. Please visit Povi Kick-start 

The first 2,000 customers to sign up will receive Povi at the discounted price of $49, a 40% discount from the future off-the- shelf Povi price. For more information about Povi visit 
Povi


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Every Man Jack

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
Stuck on what to get dad for Father's Day?  Stay tuned, over the next few weeks I will be posting great gifts for dad.  Gifts that will make him smile :)

Today we have products for Every Man Jack;
EVERY MAN JACK makes high-quality, affordable grooming products just for guys. No harsh chemicals. No unbelievable promises. Just naturally derived products that get the job done. So far it sounds pretty good, I thought well I bet that have some nice shower gels and maybe even shampoo. And yes they did have those things, but they also had so much more! Everything a man could possible needs to stay well groomed!

They have hair products, body products, skin products, shaving products, stuff to products against the sun, lotions, even chap stick!  Manly chap stick of course and so much more!  Plus everything comes in multiple scents, and all the scents are something I man would love.  Trust me my hubby has been using them for awhile now and they always get a thumbs up from  him.

Here is what I was sent:

A fragrance free lip balm with a SPF 15.  I kept this one for my kids, they always have chap lips.  They hate where my "girly" stuff.  Every Man Jacks lip balm has no scent and it is even in a boy friendly tube.




Refreshing, hydrating body wash nourishes and protects your skin. It cleans deeply to remove your body’s dirt and grime, but is never drying.
They both again smelled great and left my hubby feeling clean and refreshed.  I was able to review the Sandalwood scent.  That just screams man lol.

Last but not least is the deodorant.  My hubby SWEARS by the Every Man Jack brand.  His old stuff use to make under his arms sore and a bit raw looking.  Thanks to Every Man Jack using only quality ingredient he doesn't have this issue with them!    It protects against wetness and odor.

Father's Day with Daddy & Co.

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review. All opinions are my own

Wondering what Daddy & Co. is?
They have the best Daddy gifts!  Whether it be for an expecting, new or veteran daddy their products are sure to put a smile on any dad's face.
They have shirts, hoodies, hats, coffee mugs, water bottles, daddy and me tees and so much more!  All of them geared towards dads.
I reviewed a few items with their company in the past and each time I'm super impressed with how high quality the products are and how useful they are.  I also am always impressed with the amazing customer service.  I can tell the people behind this company are passionate about what they do!

So with Father's Day coming up I wanted to do something extra special for my hubby.  The man's  passions are limited.  The first is football and this time of the year there just isn't much football going on.  So taking him to a game is not a choice.  His next passion is watching TV.  Seeing as he does that everyday there isn't really a way we could give it to him as a gift.  So his very last and greatest passion is his boys.  He adores them, since they are already his boys they can't be given as a gift.  But thanks to Daddy & Co.  I do have a super cute idea that I know is going to have my hubby smiling.
And that is a daddy and me tee set.  They are super cute!  There is a few options, we choose to do an Oak tree tee

for my hubby's and then the little Acorn tee for Quinn's.  

Get it the Acorn that came from the Oak tree!  I think it is super cute and very symbolic.  I just know my hubby is going to love it.

And these isn't just a gift that can be giving on Father's Day.  I think these sets would be perfect for Christmas, Birthdays, new daddy gifts and so much more.

The t shirts are made of super soft material and the little one fits Quinn perfectly.  Looking at the big one I know it will fit my hubby, but we are waiting until the big day to give it to him.

A Summer to remember at Dutch Wonderland (SAVINGS) #DWFamilyFun #DutchWonderland

Disclaimer:  I will be given tickets to attend the park with my family in the future as compensations for this post.
What does Pennsylvania have?  Well we have some pretty awesome farmers markets.  PA is home to the liberty bell.  Also we have Gettysburg.  And I don't want to brag, but we have the best recipes!  Google woopie pie if you think I am fibbing lol
Another thing we have is Dutch Wonderland
This amusement park has become a family tradition for us!  It doesn't feel like summer unless we go there.
WHAT YOU NEVER BEEN TO DUTCH WONDERLAND!!!!  Be prepared to be amazed.

ABOUT DUTCH WONDERLAND
 With over 35 rides, attractions, shows and Duke’s Lagoon water play area (open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day), Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park is the perfect place to spend time together as a family. At Dutch Wonderland, lifelong family memories are created every day! Located in Lancaster, PA, we’re just a short drive from Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington D.C.

 MUST SEE ATTRACTIONS:

 Exploration Island - Where Dinosaurs Come to Life! Encounter over 20 lifelike dinosaurs along Prehistoric Path and discover their story. Dig up the past at Dino Dig where history is uncovered every day, and then take a ride on the Sunoco Turnpike. Finish your visit to Exploration Island with a trip aboard the Gondola Cruise!

 Duke’s Lagoon Water Play Area Duke’s Lagoon is the perfect place for families to cool off! This zero-depth water play area features slides, bubblers, water geysers and interactive water elements. Perfect for kids of all ages, Duke’s Lagoon is the coolest place to be Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day.

That isn't all, there is so much more


Oh and that isn't all if you use my special link you can even save money on your next trip!
Special Savings Link for Dutch Wonderland

NCircle Entertainment Dino Dan: Dino Babies

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
Dinosaurs.  I think all kiddos so go through that phase.  I was a little girl and even I had several years of being amazed by all things Dinosaurs.  I was a kid when Little Foot, Sara, Ducky and the rest of the gang were popular.
Now I have two little boys and just like me dinosaurs are the it thing :).  They don't have Little Foot though instead they have Dino Dan and that is okay because Dino Dan and his brother teach us a lot more facts that The Land Before Time ever did!
Join junior dinosaur expert Trek Henderson as he imagines dinosaurs in the real world - dino babies edition! Trek is amazed when he sees an Edmontosaurus laying her egg in a Triceratops' nest. With his friends' help, Trek learns that some animals will lay their eggs in the nests of animals that can do a better job of protecting their babies. Next, while Trek waits for his loose tooth to fall out, he finds a baby dinosaur tooth in the house and decides to figure out which baby dino it belongs to so that it can get a visit from the Dino Tooth Fairy! Then, while Liam babysits Trek, Trek has to do some dino-sitting of his own when a baby Albertosaurus, baby Brachiosaurus and a baby Spinosaurus find their way inside the house. It's up to Trek to get them out of his house before they turn it into a huge mess! It's time to get some dino time with these dino babies and more! Let's go embark on some dino-experiments with Trek and friends!

OOFOS Shoes

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.
My family loves amusement parks.  They love the rides and being out in the sun.  I just love seeing my kids smile and getting to spend time with them.  As mom this has become the highlight of most of my days.
The only thing I dislike is I have to wear my less then pretty clothing.  The reason being water rides.  My jean shorts and  gladiators just don't agree with these rides.  They don't dry fast and wet gladiators drive me nuts as they rub my legs.
There isn't much I can do for my shorts, but my shoes are all covered thanks to OOFOS.  

They are comfortable, but stylish!  Yes ladies you read that right I don't need to give up comfort for style
Here are the things I love:
Instant comfort,
Absorbs impact, Flexible
Lightweight, Machine washable
Durable, and water resistant

You can get them for both men and women.  They even have several styles and colors.
The underfoot support absorbs your steps as you walk!  This makes your feet, legs and back feel better.  They are super easy to clean and dry almost instantly.  
I like that the part that goes between my toes doesn't cut my skin, I had a few flip flops that were so uncomfortable.  I don't have that issue with my OOFOS!

My OOFOS and I are so summer ready!  Are you?

COLOR CHANGE UMBRELLAS By Zou BABY

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
I'm just a little black rain cloud hovering under the honey tree!
This is the song that plays in my mind every time I am out in the rain.  I love the rain lol, most people do not.  My kiddos being one of them.  They like the puddles, but being stuck indoors is such a pain for them.
If there is anything I can do to make their rainy days brighter I do.  That is why I love this all new Color Change Umbrella

 It does just as it says!  It really does change colors as the rain drops hit it.
In my kiddos minds it is pure magic.  They can't wait for rainy days now so they can show off their mom's magic umbrella.
Color-change umbrellas look great -- rain or shine! These personalized umbrellas appear black and white when dry, but when they get wet, the shapes (stripes, music notes, or butterflies) change from white to beautiful colors. The color-changing umbrellas are sure to brighten up even the rainiest of days!

Not only does it look beautiful, but you can also personalize it!

  I got my initials SJM on mine.
It is big enough to fit both me and my 2 boys underneath.  Also I like that I can open it with just the push of a button.  The wooden handle gives it a really sophisticated look and also makes it great for hanging up when it needs to dry.
Overall I am pretty impressed with this product.  I don't think I will ever go back to those dull non coloring changing umbrellas!

AwesomeBox

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
One of my favorite memories was the day my little brother was born.  My dad and I for the first time were left to fend for ourselves.  I was born in 87 my brother was born in 91.  My dad at the time was a manly man and didn't know how to dress a little girl on his own.  So he said "Beanbag (My nickname at the time) since you are now a big sister you get to be a big girl and dress yourself."  Into my room I ran and put on all my favorite things.  I came out and my dad had a huge smile on his face.  He told me I was beautiful and we walked out the house hand and hand for me to meet my little brother for the first time.  We walked into my mom's room and in shock she asked my dad what was I wearing.  With a huge smile he said "Beanbag dressed herself today"  Trust me looking back I know how silly I must have looked lol. My dad wasn't smiling at my outfit though he was smiling because he was proud of me.  I will forever cherish that smile.
With my dad in mind I found AwesomeBox and made him a box all about him.  With my favorite photos of him.  I even wrote him a silly poem to go on the back of each card.
That is what AwesomeBox is.  A box of personalized cards.  They have the photos and words you want on them.  They even come in a personalize box.
This is card number one!  I mean come on who wouldn't love to open a box and have this be the very first card they read lol
From here I included photos of my kiddos, my siblings and all our favorite vacation.  A few years ago my dad stole my camera and took a really goofy photo of himself



The poem I wrote him the one line went "You always make us laugh" you so know this photo went with that card!  Every time I see this photo I lose it laughing!
To learn more please see my link below.  Or watch the video!