Friday, February 27, 2015

Neutrogena HydroBoost Water Gel #HydroBoost

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 **I received a free products to facilitate this party/review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.
Thanks to Crowdtap I was able to throw a intimate Oscar party with the New Neutrogena HydroBoost Water Gel. Look at all the lovely items they sent my way to share!! I hope you join us on the Sample Swap shop because I will giveaway some samples of these.
"Hydro Boost Water Gel instantly quenches dry skin and keeps it looking smooth, supple and hydrated day after day. The unique water gel formula absorbs quickly, like a gel, but has the long-lasting, intense moisturizing power of a cream. It boosts skin's hydration level and locks it in all day.Naturally found in the skin, hydrating hyaluronic acid acts as a sponge for dry skin cells, moisturizing with up to 1,000 times its weight in water, resulting in more supple and smooth skin". This gel smells luxurious and you can feel the moisture sinking into your skin. I am so excited to share this product with you and I can not say that all to often. 
Hydro Boost Water Gel instantly quenches dry skin and keeps it looking smooth, supple and hydrated day after day. The unique water gel formula absorbs quickly, like a gel, but has the long-lasting, intense moisturizing power of a cream. It boosts skin's hydration level and locks it in all day.

Naturally found in the skin, hydrating hyaluronic acid acts as a sponge for dry skin cells, moisturizing with up to 1,000 times its weight in water, resulting in more supple and smooth skin. - See more at: http://www.neutrogena.com/product/hydro+boost+water+gel.do#sthash.569ST4NC.dpuf
Hydro Boost Water Gel instantly quenches dry skin and keeps it looking smooth, supple and hydrated day after day. The unique water gel formula absorbs quickly, like a gel, but has the long-lasting, intense moisturizing power of a cream. It boosts skin's hydration level and locks it in all day.

Naturally found in the skin, hydrating hyaluronic acid acts as a sponge for dry skin cells, moisturizing with up to 1,000 times its weight in water, resulting in more supple and smooth skin. - See more at: http://www.neutrogena.com/product/hydro+boost+water+gel.do#sthash.569ST4NC.dpuf

Sunday, February 22, 2015

February month of Netflix #StreamTeam

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We have had a fun filled month this February! My little family has travel to the Big Apple, back home then down to Orlando Florida! We have been loving the new ipad tablet to watch all our favorite Netflix shows. My five year old has finally started to appreciate the older shows/movies we loved growing up with as kids. We have also been enjoying some of the new shows/movies that have come out. Here are our children monthly hits:
Earth to Echo                     The little Rascals


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Ever After High                     Mako Mermaids                           Richie Rich

As for adult picks this month we have been ADDICTED to HGTV shows! Nothing like traveling around to make you want to revamp, rehab and redesign your home. Here are some great shows I would definitely take a look into if you like some comical home remodeling shows:
The Brian Boitano ProjectRehab Addict CollectionCousins on Call
 
Income Property CollectionSalvage Hunters
 These shows and movies have been a great addition to all of our traveling. We can watch on my laptop, in the car on our ipad or on our TV. Do you have any favorite shows you like to watch?  I hope we see and or meet some of our favorite TV stars on our travels in the next few weeks ahead!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Pork Loin Recipe #tyson

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 Pork Loin Recipe
What you need:
 3-4 tbs honey
5tbs brown sugar
Tyson Pork loin (you can use any brand)
Pineapple slices
6 tbs wine (any brand)
 I placed the pork loin in a oven pan and added the pineapples. 
Then I sprinkled the brown sugar on top of it.
 Add your liquid at the end to mix up the brown sugar flavoring. I also added some lemon juice to equal out the sweetness.
Place into oven at 365 for about 1-2 hours or until the center is no longer pink.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Disney Party Setup & Ideas #Disneyside

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 This is my second year hosting s #disneyside Party!! I have to say this year it went a lot smoother and had less stress. I hope some of these tips will help you if you decide to throw a Disney party or any Kid party for that matter.
Presentation of food really makes people think you spent a lot of time or money if you spend a few minutes arranging it. This cheese tray above for instance took about five minutes but it looks fancy, I think anyway.
 Drinks are always a struggle for me. My son cannot have sugar and most kids cannot have dye. So I try to stay low key with water, honey sweetened tea.
 I also invested in fancy cloths for the tables it just dresses them up a bit. I can reuse this for many different types of parties. Here are a few examples:
a Circus, Halloween party, even last years Disney party!
 Sandwiches or wraps are the way to go with little ones. They are less of a mess to clean up and super inexpensive to make them!!
 CUPCAKES!! These are easy to make, frost and kids can help sprinkle!!
 I also always lay my napkins out like this. It just looks well Fancy!
 Something all kid parties should have a photo area!! 
Kids love to pose, act out and dress up!
 Also don't forget the Photo props and costumes in case parents forget. 
This is fun to watch them mix and match different pieces!
 I also love place mats that you can color on. For some reason if they are fun looking kids try really hard not to spill on them.
 Always remember favors. These are great because it says thank you for coming to the party and they are easy to make. I love creating fun little bags although I skip out on adding candy to them. Also thank the parents for bringing their little ones. You just never know what there day was like to schedule a nap, get them ready so remember to thank them!

Monday, February 9, 2015

LISTERINE 21-Day Challenge #LISTERINE

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**I received a free product to review. I was not required to write a positive review. 
The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.
I decided to take the LISTERINE 21-Day Challenge! Everyone wants to get fit and exercise more with the New Year which I am all for. I also want to try and get fit whilst keeping my body healthy as well. I love my teeth and want them to hold up for as long as I can make them so I decided to be pro-active. After a quick trip to Walgreen we were able to find the Cool Mint Listerine Mouthwash for the challenge. That was a huge relief and I will say gave the Listerine company some much deserved brownie points.
If you have been following our Daily Vlogs this month you will see I have been avidly integrating the Listerine products into my regiment. It is going over very well with not only myself but also my family.  The Cool Mint is a satisfying taste that leaves my mouth feeling refreshed and clean. Oh, how I love starting my year off saving money on health care products but also adding good health practices. 
I really encourage you all to take the LISTERINE 21-Day Challenge  because by signing up for the challenge and sticking with your rinsing routine, they will have a daily opportunity to instantly win exciting prizes, including a Fitbit, a $100 Container Store® Gift Card or an Amazon Fire TV! For every seven consecutive days you swish, you’ll be entered into one of the sweepstakes drawings for a grand prize.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Faith Corner: What is Right & Wrong?

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"Knowing something is wrong is not the same as feeling something is wrong"! DO you agree? How do we acquire that knowledge? Do we know right from wrong through religions, environment or experiences? "The requirement that a person is responsible for their actions.." Does this mean we really have consequences? I think several people have fallen off the right and wrong wagon! After they do they then teach the future generations and somehow there is a HUGE body of people convinced there delusions are right when in fact they are not.
 These values instilled in you, where did they come from? I find it curious how we all got them. How they get passed from generation to generation and which one is right rather then wrong. Is there a absolute guide to telling us everything? We can't possibly teach anyone if we don't learn from one another first. So, what is right from Wrong? How did you come to believe what is right? How did you find out what is right. I gather this from several places in my life. I watch others make mistakes, I have made mistakes, experiences, learned behaviors, influences, sources I have read etc. Having said that who can question my conscience?
I know if I break a law I will have consequences. If I teach my son certain phrases to say he could get into trouble at school. Laws are there to keep order. But do we compromise our morals? I teach my son that killing is wrong and yet we hunt. I teach him not the swear and yet I do. I am by definition a hypocrite at times. I own that, I know my actions are things that will not only effect my life but those around me. Perhaps we all need a system of right and wrong. Perhaps we need a little drive to be examples then to badgers to others who don't share our same ideals. Doing something wrong is completely different then if you think it is.  

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Can Do Duck The Musical #CDDTM

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 **I received a free tickets to facilitate this review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.
We were extremely lucky to head out and review a off Broadway musical this past weekend!! Nothing says New York City like going to see a show. My five year was especially excited because it was geared toward ages 3-11.
    This is based off the book "Can Do Duck" a  positive  motivational  musical  for children  and  families  about  believing  in  yourself  and  saying  “I  can”.  The  musical  follows  the  story  of  two  families,  a  human  family  and  a  duck  family,  as  they  learn  to  try  new  things,work  as  a  team  and  learn  to  love  and  accept  each  other  even  with  their  individual differences.
 We had a front row seat whilst Mclachlan was able to sit on the carpet with his new friends to watch the show. Nothing screams VIP like front row seating.
 They had a duck craft before they opened the doors to let us in and I fond this to be rather enjoyable. Little one's have a short attention span so keeping them entertained and busy helps with meltdowns. I really didn't see any meltdowns while we were there and I think it was because the crew took the time to engage the children.
 The musical itself starts off with a human family and flows into a parallel of a Duck family. These little duckling have just hatched and need to learn some valuable lessons from their Mother.
 How scary the world is from a little ducklings eyes. They have to learn to walk, talk, sing and fly. We can all relate, trying new things and not always succeeding.
 If you do not succeed, remember to make a plan and say you can!
This musical is jam packed with great morals, values, inspirational quotes to live by. You are learning while being entertained, what more could you ask for from a children's show? The cast preforms obstacles, trying new things, teamwork even how to deal with jealousy.
 In the end we learned that anyone can be a: "Can Do Duck"!
 The very end of the story the Human family is brought back together. I don't want to give to much away because it was the most meaningful for myself. I drew tears watching what kept this family apart. It is such a happy and emotional ending, one you do not see coming!
  What we liked: It is both child and adult entertaining. You laugh, smile and even cry. This is a well rounded musical that is worth the money!
What could be Improved: I wish I had known this was a true story before I watched it. Since I had not read the book the ending really hit home for me so because of that i was also glad I had not read it. Now, we own the book because it really is a great moral teaching story.
Overall Rating: *****!!
If you are interested in seeing the show here are the details:
Order by calling: OvationTix  (866.811.4111)    
Online tickets sold here.
In  person  at  The  Lynn  Redgrave  Theatre Culture  Project  
(45  Bleecker  Street at Lafayette)

Monday, February 2, 2015

Trip to NYC: Madam Tussauds Wax Museum @NYCWAX

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We have had a fun filled weekend and I wanted to break my weekly blog posts up a bit to share. We had the luck opportunity to visit NYC again.
 Anyone ever been to the Big Apple?
 This trip I traveled with these two sillies....Grandma and Mac Attack!! 
It was a bit cold in the city but we were prepared and dressed warm.
 It's winter what do you expect?
 I promised Mac the last time I went into the city if I took him again I would let him go to Madam Tussauds Wax Museum to meet Thor! You will have to see how that went in the video above. 
I reviewed this awesome place the last business trip I took to NYC,
 check it out HERE.
 I will add a slight note and say I was disappointed the Marvel Avengers exhibit was down!! Mac was really looking forward to it but we managed to see everything/one else so it was not a total let down. Because it took us 6 1/2 hours to get to the city tat is all we really did the first day. I was exhausted and so were they. Be on the look out this week though I have a bunch of other photos and videos from the other days!!
Ever been to a wax museum? Where at and do they creep you out?