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Sunday, March 30, 2014

**Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show ** Review and Giveaway

   


 Are you ready for an All NEW adventure with Lalaloopsy and friends? If you have fanatics of the Lalaloopsy kind, this is a must have for your collection. I can tell you this was a huge hit in my home I think we have seen it about a dozen times.
     If you have not seen Lalaloopsy or it's movies each one has a special message and all end on a good note. They teach manners and understanding something we have to value and teach to our own kids and this NEW version is no different. This movie produced by "Lionsgate"

 introduces you to the new Pony friends (they are not horses just ponies) through an old idea that I had when a child, its called a Penpal :) The theme song says it all for this review:
"Similar pals can be really sweet but a different friend, just cant be beat" I thought that just simplified the whole movie without giving any of the cuteness away.



 The ponies are eager to put on a show, but there's a hitch- their caravan and carousel need rebuilding. With teamwork, know how, and lots of laughter and fun, the Lalas get the ponies up and running again!Teamwork is key!!

If this movie interests you it will be available April 8th at most stores.** Thank you to Lionsgate for the opportunity to review an advanced copy with my family. All opinions are 100% my own, receipt of product does not promise a positive review.**

I have a copy up for grabs!!!!!!!!!! Oh yes, a GIVEAWAY!! Raise your hand if this should be yours:)

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

**Lundberg Family Farms**

I had the opportunity to review some quality rice products from Lundberg Family Farms, a family owned, providing rice products for over 70 years. Their method of farming cares for wildlife, air, water and soil and their products are whole grain, NON-GMO, sustainably  farmed and gluten free. With many people looking for gluten free foods this is the perfect product and available in many stores, to just name a few:).


I received a variety of flavors, all unique and different.
Whole Grain Entrees
This was the first one I chose Whole Grain Rice and Wild Rice, I served it with fried chicken for my little ones and pork tenderloin for the older ones. It was so easy to prepare!!
I thought the colors were vibrant even while cooking, the texture was similar to other rice product, the aroma while cooking is what did it for me..the smell filled the kitchen of spices and flavors that really is what we want in a rice dish. I am not a huge rice eater but my kids like rice with their dinner, but I did try it for myself..I thought the flavor was bold and rich, the rice had a great consistancy. This was definitely a hit in my house.
**All opinions are 100% my own. Product was provided for review purposes and no other compensation is offered.**

Friday, March 21, 2014

#DisneySide @Home Celebration Host

     As a child, I can remember my first trip to DisneyLand to see Mickey, Minnie and the gang for a day of fun and rides. I was not living in California so I did have to wait for a time when we traveled to visit a family friend and made that one magical trip.


      I, as a mom now, live in California within 2 hours of the vacation destination and can make trips there to brighten my kids day but not nearly as often as I would like. So to my surprise the opportunity arose for me to HOST a #DisneySide @HOME celebration and bring the excitement right to my living room, or as I chose my kids classroom. My son had a birthday coming and this was the perfect way to incorporate #Disney and #Celebration all in the area of a classroom with kids that most likely had not been able to visit. (Because this is a special needs classroom the kids can not be pictured.) So lets get this party started!!
Definitely the highlight of the kids party, getting to create their own party shirts. I lined a table and put out Fabric Markers(included in kit, Crayola, I did purchase 2 more packs of markers) and T-shirts(included in kit-Hanes). Each child had the ability to create what they felt Disney meant to them they worked very hard to make the artwork and could not wait to put on the shirts.(I think they did amazing!!)


 My kit came with a wide array of product but felt i needed more for a party and I stuck to the Disney theme. I did find my items at a couple stores to include Target and Michaels, with the exception of the gift bags which I did create myself for party purposes.

 These are my custom made-by-me bags, simple white lunch bags(.99c store) and die cut stickers from same store that were glittery and shiny with so many sticker variations and sticking to my theme I used curling ribbon to tie the bags shut.
 this is ideas of (top2) items included in my party box and (bottom2) items I purchased from various stores. As you notice the kit contained some super cute items such as cookie cutters, party supplies and decos as well as balloons and all came nicely tucked in a suitcase with printer paper and cardboard carry all envelopes to prevent any damage to party photos or creations.

 This is a happy birthday boy, who celebrated his 7th birthday with his friends and family while making memories for them all.

As mentioned for privacy reasons the picture has been blurred as per agreement with the school for me to be able to share the celebration with this classroom but you can still see the smiles on their faces.
   Make sure you take the time to visit Disney Side Celebrations for your next Disney themed Party:)

A big Thank YOU to MomSelect, BSMmedia and Disney for this one of a kind magical celebration. Party supplies were provided as well as purchased, compensation was the promotional items provided. All opinions are my own and the way the party is run is up to host. Thank you to XXXXXX Elementary for allowing me to create the classroom chaos:)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

ZipzCustom Shoes #Review & #Giveaway #shared





I am so excited to be able to own a pair of Zipz shoes! They are so extremely cool! They are a new kind of shoe on the market for kids and adults alike. They are interchangeable, so you never get bored wearing just one style of shoe! When you want to switch up, all you do is zip the top and replace it with a new & cool design. They have slip-ons, high-tops and low-tops and very cool designs to choose from. If your not big into being fancy, they also have solid colors available! I received a totally cool pair in "bandana". They are very fashionable as well as comfortable.







Zipz has teamed up with me on my blog for a giveaway! One winner will receive 1 pair of regular Zipz (no custom, sorry). These shoes will totally change how you feel about your feet and not too mention, your kids will think you are the coolest parent around! If these aren't for you, enter to win a pair for the little ones. I am very happy with the quality and style of Zipz and they are going to be bigger than ever! Enter on the form below for your chance to win a cool pair of Zipz shoes:


**Brownie Brittle Review and Giveaway**


*I received no compensation for review and all opinions are 100% my own*

Are you tired of missing out on the end piece of those yummy, fudgy brownies? Fear not, Sheila G has come to your rescue, with 4 great varieties might I add! Toffee Crunch, Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip & Salted Caramel! She has perfected that end piece of the brownie and now you don't have to miss out! And if you're concerned about calories and watching your weight, Weight Watchers has named it one of their hot snacks! Even Mila Kunis was caught doing the Brownie Brittle trend! It's a hit with everyone! Having Brownie Brittle around the house or on the go makes snacking fun!





In 1992, Sheila G. Mains took a family recipe for brownies and eventually turned it into a brownie empire! I am so happy to have had the chance to try and review these, especially since I am also watching my weight! I love chocolate and I don't have to feel guilty about satisfying my sweet tooth! Sheila G's has been so kind to team up with me for a special giveaway! If you would love to have a chance to try these savory little treats, please enter in the form below and good luck to everyone!

*Hosted by: Aimee Does Reviews
Yummy looking snack for when the chocolate urge hits you:)

Entry-Form

*Not responsible for shipment of prize*