Wednesday, April 19, 2017

4/19/17: Fun For Families At Fenway Park

The Red Sox have been doing an amazing job making the Fenway Park experience more family friendly.  Each year I see huge improvements to make it easier for families to enjoy a game.  Starting with Wally's Clubhouse to Gate K for kids!  This year as a Red Sox Parent I was able to go to Fenway and learn more about the improvements this year and I also attended the Little League Opening Day event and had a blast!  Plus read on and see how you can score a free Red Sox game ticket for your child!
A Virtual Reality Batting Cage was added to the Kids Concourse.  Evan got to try it out and loved it.

Last year the Virtual Reality Dugout was added and this year there is new content.
I was also impressed with the new selection of foods.  Aramark, Fenway Park’s concessionaire has a great lineup this year of food.  As someone on a diet I was excited to see a new build-your-own-salad and fruit bar in the lower level featuring select produce from Fenway Farms, and new kids meals will be served in the Kids Concourse area in Wally and Tessie commemorative brown lunch bags.  The kids meals offer a choice of a mini kids hot dog, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or a grilled cheese, and are served with Lay’s chips and a mini Poland Spring water.
I sampled the salad and Evan had the hot dog kids meal.  A big hit is also the Wally ice cream.
Plus Aramark will continue its test kitchen concept by introducing monthly rotating items at a stand in the Big Concourse located across from the Champions Club.  Featured items for the month of April include lobster melts with steamed lobster, melted Muenster cheese, and sliced tomatoes; or surf and turf kebabs with skewered shrimp and/or marinated steak tips.  Plus lots of fun options for snacks including cotton candy and Cheetos popcorn!
We got to check out some beautiful views of Fenway from the Green Monster.
Evan loved the view.
Love this view too.
We got to check out a new LEGO model of David Ortiz!
We got to enjoy a game too!

Did you know if you sign your children up for the Free Kid Nation Rookie program they get a free game ticket?  Sign up now here!
There are also so many cool events for kids.  Today was Little League Opening Day at the park and we got to enjoy so much fun in the Kids Concourse and on the field.  This is a wonderful free event!
We got to walk around Fenway and also check out the field up close.
 The kids loved being able to walk around on the warning track.
There has also been a Dugout Expansion.  The depth of both the Home and Visitor’s dugouts has been increased by moving the front rail of the dugouts forward 3 feet, providing for better circulation, improved sight lines from bench seating areas, and additional space for storage of bats and helmets.  We got to check out both the home and visitor's dugouts today when we were at Little League Opening Day at the park!
We even got to check out the Red Sox Trophies.
Lauren had a caricature done.  There were also balloon animals being made, a magician, clown, and face painting.
We got to see Wally and Tessie!
Kids could also throw and bat.
There is so much to do and see now at Fenway Park and as a Red Sox Parent I will be bringing you all the latest news!
Make sure to head to Fenway Park this season!
Disclosure:  I was provided with tickets to a Red Sox Game, tour of Fenway Park, and invite to Little League Open Day as part of the Red Sox Parents program.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

4/18/17: BrickFair LEGO Expo Giveaway

Who doesn't love LEGOs?  I know my kids do and can't wait for the BrickFair LEGO Expo at the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough.  BrickFair will return on May 6th and 7th.  Plus I have a giveaway for four tickets!  Read on to win!

Tickets are only $15 at the door (or find discounts on Facebook). LEGO models, displays and winding trains sprawled out over 47,000 square feet. Visit www.BrickFair.com for more details. BrickFair brings together kid and adult fans of LEGO from across the USA (and Canada, and a few other countries) to show off their projects, great and small, and to share their passion for LEGO - the most awesome toy - ever.  Join in a game or two - maybe win a LEGO set.  Vendors will be offering all things LEGO, including shirts, hats, minifigures, custom-molded weapons, unique models, keychains and... really... everything you never imagined.
Visitors should allow 90 minutes minimum to see it all.  The best part is using your imagination and creating.
Enter below to win 4 tickets to BrickFair for May 6th or 7th!

Disclosure:  I received tickets for my family and I to attend BrickFair and four tickets to giveaway.  No other compensation was received in exchange for review. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, April 13, 2017

4/13/17: Bark at the Moon Dog Treat Giveaway

CONTEST CLOSED: CONGRATULATIONS HALEY C FOR WINNING!
We all want the best for our pets.  They are part of our family and deserve good tasting and high quality treats.  Recently I learned about Bark at the Moon treats from Green Butterfly Brands.  It is a line of all-natural dog treats made in the USA!  Not only am I offering my readers a giveaway to win these wonderful treats but I also have a discount code.  Read on to learn more.
We got to try out Bark at the Moon All Natural Chicken Jerky Treats, Wild Caught Salmon Treats, and Freeze Dried Chicken Hearts.  Here is a discount code to save 10% off your first entire order!  Use code: BARKIN10 Plus they are sold exclusively on Amazon so get free shipping on purchases over $35.
Shellie was intrigued by all of the treats but seemed the most interested in the Chicken Jerky so we had her try that first!
She ate it so fast and looked so happy eating it!
I loved watching her walking around with it.
Shellie loved all the treats and I love that it says right on it that they are all natural, healthy human grade treats!
I also love that they give back to our troops. A portion of their proceeds are donated to train service dogs for wounded veterans, our military heroes.
Enter below to win the three treat bags I received for your furry family member.

Disclosure:  I received these Bark at the Moon Dog Treats for review purposes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.  I also was provided with treats to giveaway.
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Sunday, April 2, 2017

4/2/17: Petcube Play With Shellie

Recently we received a Petcube Play for review and it is so wonderful to be able to see what Shellie is up to when we aren't around.  This great device allows you to interact with your pet when you aren't around and see what they are up to.  It is so awesome!
The picture above was taken with the Petcube Play.
Pets are such a big part of our life.  I know Fred was my first baby and I miss him everyday and now Shellie is a huge part of our family.
She loves dressing up and looking pretty.  Isn't she adorable?
This is how the Petcube Play works.  First you download an app to your phone which is free and the Petcube connects wirelessly to your phone.  Once it is setup you can now watch your pet remotely on your phone.  While you are watching you can take pictures or video.
You can then speak to your pet and hear what is going on from their side or setup motion and sound alerts.  It also has a built-in laser toy that you can aim using the app and have your pet interact with.
You can also sign up for Petcube Care to have video cloud recording of 10 or 30 days of history.  It is the perfect way to check in on your pet.  For us it is perfect with Shellie being a puppy.  I was very impressed at the quality of what I could view on the app.  Plus the interaction of being able to talk to Shellie and use the laser pointer with her was so much fun.  She loved playing with it.  It is such a great product!  Such piece of mind when you can peek in on your furry family member.
Here is the PetCube Play as packaged.  It is comes in Silver, Black and Rose Gold.  Definitely check them out at https://petcube.com/
Disclosure:  I was provided with Petcube Play for review purposes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Friday, March 24, 2017

3/24/17: Jenny Craig Progress

Disclosure:  I was given a 50% discount on my food for review purposes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.
I have been on Jenny Craig since mid-November and I am so happy to report that I am now down 41 pounds!*  I am finally feeling more like myself.  This picture may not seem like a big deal but to me it was the first picture that I had posted to social media of myself in a long time.
This was a huge step for me as I was so unhappy with how I looked for so long I wouldn't post any pictures of me.  I was so excited to let my husband know yesterday that a shirt he bought me for Christmas now fit!  I recently also started buying some new clothes and realized I went down two sizes in shirts and three sizes in pants!*
 When I went to my doctor she was so happy to see my progress.  This program is so easy for me to stay on.  Amazingly every week since November I have had a loss in my weight.  Some of my favorites foods are the cinnamon rolls, and Cheesy Chicken and Potatoes are really yummy.  There are even options for breakfast that are bars and easy to take on the go.
Check out all of their food here.  
The Cookies and Cream cake is so good too!
I also have added workouts in to my weekly routine which is helping me in my journey.  I have been doing interval training on the treadmill and trying to increase my steps.  Right now they have a promotion going on to lose 17 pounds or get 12 weeks of Jenny Craig for $17!  Also if you refer friends you get $25 off food.  Feel free to mention my name Gilda A. if you join.  There are several Membership Options, here you can shop plans.  There is even a monthly option.  You can learn how it works here.
I will keep updating you on my journey to a new more confident Gilda.  
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*Note:  Results not typical.  Members following the Jenny Craig program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week.  I received promotional consideration.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

3/23/17: Boston Celtics Family Packs

I have loved the Boston Celtics since I was a kid and it is so exciting to share my husband's and my love with the kids.  I recently learned about the Boston Celtics Family Packs which is an awesome and affordable way to take the kids to the game!  The Family Pack includes: 4 balcony tickets, 2 Club Green Kids gifts, Meet and Greet with Lucky and a $20 credit towards concessions or merchandise at TD Garden.
When you purchase the Family Pack you are sent directions on how to claim your gifts.  At the beginning of the game we were instructed to go to Section 15 to pick up the gift items and $20 credit and were also provided information on the time for the meet and greet with Lucky.  The gift bags can be seen here and included the cool light up glasses, cup, and frisbee.
Lucky was super nice and spun the ball on his finger.
The kids were so excited for the game.  Evan loves to play basketball and has been playing since he was in Kindergarten.  He had only been to one game and Lauren had never been to a game.
Here is Lauren trying out the Snapchat filters for the Celtics.
If you tag your pictures on Instagram and Twitter with #LetsGoCeltics you can get on to the jumbo tron.  Here is our picture up there.
This is before the game.
There is so much excitement and fun during basketball games.  The energy is palpable.  We were seated in Loge seats, Family Pack tickets are in the Balcony.
Here is a little video to get a feel of the fun of the live game.
Evan was really excited to see Isaiah Thomas.  He is his favorite player.  Here he is shooting a free throw.
We had such a blast!  Plus the Celtics won!
Kids can also register for Club Green Kids which has lots of great perks:
There are still Family Pack tickets available and they start at only $99 for the whole pack!  Check them out here:  http://www.nba.com/celtics/tickets/family-packs

Disclosure:  I was provided with four tickets to the game and the Celtics Family Pack items for promotional purposes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.