Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Disney on Ice Princesses & Heroes DEC 11, 2014 - DEC 14, 2014 COVELLI CENTRE Youngstown, OH & a Giveaway

Disney on Ice Princesses & Heroes
DEC 11, 2014 - DEC 14, 2014
COVELLI CENTRE

Youngstown, OH

SHOW DATES & TIMES
Dec 11, 2014 07:00PM
Dec 12, 2014 07:00PM
Dec 13, 2014 11:00AM, 03:00PM, 07:00PM
Dec 14, 2014 01:00PM, 05:00PM

TICKET INFO
Tickets on sale now at Ticketmaster!

PRICING
Tickets as low as $15!




Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail. Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric as he breaks Ursula’s slithering spell to reclaim his one true love. See Price Phillip, in a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty’s Aurora, defeat the evil Maleficent as she transforms herself into a fire-breathing dragon! Be there to discover a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin. Join Anna and Elsa and the hilarious snowman Olaf, from Disney’s blockbuster hit Frozen, and discover how an act of true love can thaw a frozen heart. And, watch in awe as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana all come true. High-flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends are just a wish away! See Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt where believing is just the beginning!

We attended last years Disney On Ice Let's Celebrate, Braxton was just a year old. He is now into watching shows and is almost 2, he really loves Olaf so we are pretty excited for the new show Princesses & Heroes. Hailee can't wait to see Anna & Elsa. Can't wait to see Malificent as well! All my kids enjoyed the show last year as well as myself & boyfriend, this will be a great treat before Christmas!

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NCircle Entertainment Holiday Review and Giveaway



Just in time for the holidays NCircle Entertainment sent us some new holiday/Christmas DVD’s to review.

Braxton couldn't have been happier when he saw Yo Gabba Gabba Live! Holiday Show. 
The show is live from NYC’s Beacon Theatre. The show shows the Gabba crew getting ready and decorating for the arrival of Santa. The DVD features Christmas songs such as Every Snowflake is different as well as my favorite Gabba song There’s a Party In My Tummy.

Braxton watches in excitement everytime, he absolutely loves Foofa. He is a big fan of this DVD.


Our next DVD for review is The Snowman. The Snowman is about a boy who builds a snowman, during the night the snowman comes to life. They go on an adventure together to the North Pole. This DVD is based on the book The Snowman. 

This is Braxton’s first year of being old enough to understand snow. After watching this DVD he got to experience snow for the first time.

The Snowman is a great movie to watch as a family!


Caillou has been a long time television series we have watched while Hailee was younger. I was excited to introduce Caillou to Braxton.  In this DVD, Caillou’s Holiday Movie, Caillou gets to do all kinds of big boy activities like helping his dad shovel snow, make presents for his family, and learns about how other children around the world celebrate. It features fun holiday songs and is a great show for young children!


Our last DVD for review is Octonauts The Very Vegimal Christmas. My older kids are fans of Octonauts. They love the adventure to Professor Inklings childhood home and met his new nephew. They were watching with excitement hoping the Octonauts could save Christmas in Time.


All these DVD’s and more at NCircle Entertainment would make a wonderful Christmas gift. They are also great to watch each night before Christmas.


DVD Synopses:

The Snowman
One crisp, winter morning, a young boy wakes up to find a thick blanket of snow has covered the ground as far as the eye can see.  Filled with excitement, the boy decides to build a snowman using a tangerine for his nose, coal for his buttons and eyes, and tops him off with a hat and scarf.  Later that night, at the stroke of midnight, the snowman comes to life!  The young boy and the snowman embark on a magical adventure of discovery where the snowman explores the young boy’s world and in return he takes him flying to his home in the North Pole.  Based on Raymond Briggs’ book, The Snowman is a family classic for generations to enjoy.

A Very Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Holiday Show!
Join DJ Lance Rock, Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee as they dance, sing and decorate the tree to prepare for the arrival of Santa Claus! Filmed live at New York City's The Beacon Theatre, celebrate the season with the colorful cast of characters singing their hits, including "It's Wintertime," "Every Snowflake's Different, Just Like You" and a holiday version of everyone's favorite "Party in my Tummy! The DVD includes special appearances by superstar Leslie Hall and the one and only Santa Claus! 

Octonauts: The Very Vegimal Christmas
On this very merry DVD, join the Octonauts as they celebrate the holidays! The Vegimals’ plans for a Christmas feast aboard the Octopod are interrupted when the Octonauts become entangled in a gigantic blob of sea snot! The holiday excitement continues when the Octonauts travel to Professor Inkling’s childhood home, an undersea mountain, but soon discover that a rockslide has endangered the local creatures, including Inkling’s nephew, Squirt!  Can the Octonauts rescue the creatures and save Christmas in time?

Caillou’s Holiday Movie
When winter comes to Caillou's house, this curious 4-year-old tackles all kinds of big boy activities like helping Daddy shovel snow, making holiday presents for his family and even discovering how other little boys and girls around the world celebrate the season!  Filled with magical moments seen through a small child's eyes, this delightful story will enchant your entire family.


The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

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Princess Cupcake Jones Won’t Go to School

Princess Cupcake Jones Won’t Go to School
By Ylleya Fields Illustrated By Michael LaDuca


Hailee is a huge reader, she reads multiple books a day. We were offered a chance to read the new book Princess Cupcake Jones Won’t Go to School, I just knew she would love the book.

The book is very cute. It is an easy reader, I like the each page has a rhyme. Rhyming keeps the attention of a child better I think.

Princess Cupcake does not want to go to school, she makes up excuses because she is afraid to go. After her excuses do not work she ends up at school and makes new friends. She realizes school isnt as scary as she thought.

On each page there is a hidden word “LOVE”. It was fun even for myself to find the words in the illustrations.

The book was written by Ylleya Fields. She is a mother of three, she was looking for books that featured African American characters. She used her daughters personality to create Princess Cupcake Jones.

Ylleya Fields just happens to live in Ohio like me.


I can’t wait to find more books in the Cupcake Jones series! You can purchase Princess Cupcake Jones Won’t Go to School on Amazon.



The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

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KeVita Sparkling Probiotic Drinks


We were sent coupons to try out KeVita Sparkling Probiotic Drink. After awhile I was finally able to find that at a nearby Giant Eagle. We were only able to find Mango Coconut, Blueberry Cherry & Tangerine although there are many other flavors.

While we were checking out a Giant Eagle the cashier scanned out KeVita and told us they are a very popular item, I’m guessing that is why we couldn’t find any other flavors.

We really liked the Blueberry Cherry. We did not care for the tangerine though.

KeVita contains four strains of live probiotics. It is certified organic, non dairy, Non GMO, gluten free & vegan.  They can be found it the produce department with the cold drinks and come in a glass bottle.


You can choose from Coconut, Strawberry Acia Coconut, Mango Coconut, Pomegranate, Lemon Ginger, Lemon Cayenne Cleanse, Mojito Lime Mint Coconut, Tangerine, Blueberry Cherry & Hibiscus Berry. 
Word has it that 80% of your immune system lives in your gut!  
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that reside in the gut. Intestinal health depends, to a large extent, on having an ample supply of these beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract. Research indicates that probiotics may support immune and digestive health.


The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.



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Surge by Body Glove

I feel like I am always tired, I could sleep all day long if I had the time, but of course being a parent leaves little time for sleep, especially with a crazy toddler!

I was given the opportunity to try out Surge by Body Glove. I was sent three flavors of this yummy Energy Shot, Grape Tropical Berry, & Peach Mango. My favorite was definitely Tropical Berry!

Surge is the first proven all natural energy shot.

Each shot contains natural caffeine. Surge reduces fatigue, increases alertness, enhances mental concentration, & extends endurance.

The day I tried Surge I was very tired and had been sleeping a lot due to not feeling well. After trying Tropical Berry Surge I felt awake and refreshed. It didn't have effects of other energy shots. I felt energized and ready to go!

I suffer a lot from fatigue so this is a great natural way to reduce fatigue and be able to do what is needed in my day!

I shared a shot with my mother in law, she suffers from fatigue as well. She wanted something that wasn’t going to make her crash while at work. She loved Surge.


It is not available anywhere local to me but can be ordered online. You can use the locator to see if Surge is available near you!

You can purchase Surge on Groupon

The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Star for Jesus By Crystal Bowman, Illustrated by Claudine Gevry

A Star for Jesus

By Crystal Bowman, Illustrated by Claudine Gevry 
Published by Zondervan


Beautiful illustrations and playful rhyming text bring the story of Jesus’ birth to life for young children in A Star for Jesus. This board book, die-cut to enhance the shape of the star on the front cover, is the perfect gift to help little ones understand that "God made the stars and put them up high to shine down on earth from up in the sky." And long ago God also made a special star to send a special message: "Jesus our Savior has come."

Braxton loves this cute shaped book, he doesnt quite understand the meaning of it but the rest of my kids do.
This is a very short book, it has rhyming to keep the attention. It is a great book to read to  the kids the night before Christmas about Jesus!

Very cute pictures and colorful. Great for young readers as well as olders. 






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The Legend of the Candy Cane By Lori Walburg Review

The Legend of the Candy Cane

By Lori Walburg 
Published by Zondervan


One dark November night a stranger rides into a small prairie town. Who is he? Why has he come? The townspeople wish he were a doctor, a dressmaker, or a trader. But the children have the greatest wish of all, a deep, quiet, secret wish. Then a young girl named Lucy befriends the newcomer. When he reveals his identity and shares with her the legend of the candy cane, she discovers fulfillment of her wishes and the answer to her town's dreams. Now will she share what she has learned? Warm, lavish illustrations by James Bernardin bring to life a timeless tale by Lori Walburg, a story that will help families celebrate the mystery and miracle of Christmas - for many Christmases to come.

This is a very well illustrated board book. For a board book it is a big longer than most board books we have.

This is a wonderful book about Jesus perfect for the upcoming Christmas Holiday!

Braxton loves carrying it around and "reading" in his rocking chair!

It a good book for children of all ages!

The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

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NEUTROGENA® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes Review

NEUTROGENA® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes take off the toughest Halloween makeup – even waterproof mascara. Just one wipe can dissolve all traces of makeup.



Halloween is in a few days and we have a few festivities we have went to. All my kids have painted faces. It has always been a struggle to remove the makeup from their faces. 

We were sent a box of NEUTROGENA® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes and they are a heaven sent.

All my boys had makeup completely on their faces. After using the wipes it was completely gone. I didnt get a chance to take an after picture of the face but I did take photo of the wipes just to show you how great they work.





Hailee is a cheerleader and has to wear glitter on her eyes, last year we struggled to get the glitter off, we had to scrub and just leave most of it on to wear off. She had a pep rally this past weekend and we used the wipes to remove the glitter. That was a true test to see how great they worked. The wipes took all the glitter off with no mess. I will be buying another box just to keep for cheer!!



The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.
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