Tuesday, April 29, 2014

4/29/14: Win 4 Tickets to SuperDogs at the Tsongas Center

We love dogs!  Our little Shetland Sheepdog Fred is a huge part of our family.  I wanted to let you know about a cool show and offer you a chance to win 4 tickets to go see it.  It is SuperDogs coming to the Lowell Tsongas Center on Sunday May 4th at 2 pm!  This is Fred, he won't be in the show but he wants you to win.
Read on to win tickets to the show.  
You can buy tickets here to the show.  There is also a special appearance by Olate Dogs who won America's Got Talent.  We actually saw them the season they won on TV and at Story Land in NH performing with the Circus there.
Here is a video preview of the show:
More about the Show:
For over 35 years, SuperDogs® has captured headlines across the globe as America’s most beloved feature attraction at international-level events. Touring constantly across North America, the show consists of the family pets of over 150 experienced trainers. They may be stars with four legs – but their athleticism and delightful antics provide a unique marketing showcase for audiences in the millions. 
Enter below to win 4 tickets to the show at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, MA on Sunday, May 4th at 2 pm.
Disclosure: I received 4 tickets to the show for review purposes and 4 tickets for giveaway. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Friday, April 25, 2014

4/25/14: Awesome Gifts for Mom from Best Buy

Mother's Day will be here before you know it and I want to help you out with the Moms in your life.  These can also be hints to give your kids and husband for something you might like.  Wink, wink I hope my husband is reading.  Let's face it, today's mom is extremely busy and wearing many hats.  For me I work as a Project Manager, I am the PTO President, a blogger, and constantly running the kids to activities.  We are so On-The-Go we don't know how to slow down.  What would be better than giving Mom some awesome technology gifts from Best Buy?  Certainly not some bath lotion.  Take my advice check out Best Buy's Gift Center.  Whether you are shopping for a Fitness Fanatic Mom, Foodie Mom, On-The-Go-Mom or Adventurer Mom Best Buy has you covered.  Plus there are so many great gifts under $100 so you don't have to break the bank to get an awesome gift for Mom.
I wanted to share a few of my favorite gifts on the On-The-Go Mom gift list.  As a blogger and always needing to share my experiences on Social Media my iPhone is always with me.  One item that is a life saver especially at Toy Conventions when I am taking lots of photos and video is the morphie Juice Pack air Charging Case for Apple iPhone 5/5s.  It recharges your phone for an extra hour and a half and provides the added battery power you need when you are on the go.
I also love taking lots of pictures of the kids and I also scrapbook.  One of my favorite gifts is the HP Envy Wireless e-All-In-One Printer.  It makes it so convenient to print on the go.  This is especially helpful when Flat Stanley takes a trip and you need to print pictures for school.  If you don't know about Flat Stanley he is from a story and the kids make one in school and are asked to send Flat Stanley on vacations and when travelling and take pictures with him.  Recently my son's Flat Stanley went to Hyderabad India thanks to a business trip my husband had.  This printer is also a 3 in 1 so you can also use it to makes copies and scan.  I use our printer all the time to make a copy of the kids report cards before sending them back to school signed.  I use it for the PTO also as I might need to make a quick copy or scan something in that we need for a flyer.
Some other great gifts for the On-The-Go Mom are the Samsung Galaxy 5, Lenovo Yoga 2, 13 Plantronics Voyager Edge, SONOS Play: 3, Wireless Speaker Bose® - QuietComfort® 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling® Earbud Headphones, HP 14" Chromebook Studio C Mint to Be Ladies Laptop Tote, Otterbox Symmetry Case for iPhone 5s/5, Microsoft Touch Cover for Surface, Samsung GS4 Case-Mate Glam Case, e-Reader Kindle Paperwhite and the Samsung Gear 2 Metallic.

Best Buy even has a low-price guarantee with all kinds of gifts for Moms.  They also offer Free shipping on all orders $35+.  There are so many great gifts for all of the Moms on your list.
Disclosure:  I was compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card for this review.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

4/25/14: Brush Buddies Review and Giveaway

Getting kids to brush their teeth is a chore.  There is a super cool toothbrush for kids called Brush Buddies that makes it fun to brush as it plays music.  As one of my readers I am giving you a chance to win one.
 We received the WWE theme song brush.  It plays two theme songs, one for The Rock, and one for John Cena.  One for am brushing and one for pm brushing.
 The songs play for 2 minutes so kids make sure to brush as long as they are supposed to.  What is also cool is that the brush pops off and you can replace it as it wears out.
 There are also other brushes that play Ylvis “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?), Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.
 What a great way to keep kids brushing and have fun doing it.
 Enter below to win your own WWE Brush Buddies Toothbrush!
Disclosure:  I received a Brush Buddies toothbrush for review purposes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

4/18/14: Baton Twirling Competition for NH, VT, ME State

Last weekend Lauren competed in another baton twirling competition.  This time it was the New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine Twirling Championship.  She did awesome again!  She won Best Appearing making her undefeated, both of her team routines came in 1st, she took 1st runner up in Miss Daffodil Queen, and 4th in Basic March.  What an awesome job!
 We started out the day bright and early with modeling.
She is so poised and smiles beautifully during modeling.
They wrote beautiful hair so I could take credit for that since we got up at 6 am for me to curl it.
Then here she is in best appearing.
She did so great and took first place.  The only difference between Best Appearing and Queen is that Queen has an interview and Best Appearing does not.
Love her final pose before turning and finishing her routine.
 Here is some video of her modeling.
 She was very excited as they made little states for each of the twirlers with their name on it and the color of their team.
Here they all are, I thought this was so cute.
Lauren showing me hers.
Then they competed with Team with their Surf's Up Halftime routine.
They got the crowd clapping and did an awesome job!
They have lots of props in this routine including surf boards, beach balls, hoops, streamer batons and regular batons.
They did so great and took 1st place!
Awesome job ladies!
Here is some video of the Surf's Up Routine:
 Then they did their Disney Parade routine.
So cute!
They also took 1st place with this routine!
They are like pros at competitions now.
I love how excited they all were to do their routine.
Here is some video of the Disney Parade routine:

It was pretty cool, before starting solo routines they had all the twirlers get out on the floor and twirl to the song Happy.
I guess you can send videos in to Good Morning America with this song.  So they were going to be sending in a video of all the girls twirling to it.
Love this!  I will be on the watch to see if they put it on TV.
Here is some video of the girls baton twirling to Happy:
Last but not least was basic march.
Lauren did awesome.
Here she is with her Coach Kristina.
Awesome job to Lauren, her Coach and her team!!!

4/18/14: Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant and Walmart Gift Card Giveaway

I am going to talk about something we always worry about but don't really talk about.  Do you worry sometimes that your deodorant is letting you down?  Especially when I am stressed or running around with the kids I felt like my deodorant was failing me.  Let's face it with kids and being so busy there is no time to reapply deodorant as the day goes on.  I did not trust that my deodorant was doing the job, and many times I knew it wasn't.  Especially when I was stressed!  I was excited when Walmart asked me to try out Secret Clinical Strength Clear Gel.  Read on and you can win a $25 Walmart Gift Card and try it for yourself.
It is awesome!  Since I have started using it no matter how stressed I am there is no odor or wetness.  It is absolutely fabulous.  I don't know how I managed without it.  It is Moisture activated, and formulated with odor neutralizing ingredients that release a fresh scent.  It is proven to give you 4X* the protection against stress sweat.  Secret Clinical helps protect against the three causes of sweat:  Heat, Activity, and Stress Sweat.  The stress sweat was always the one I would notice the odor more with.
I was right to think this, stress sweat is proven to smell worse.  Sweat caused by physical activity and temperature is produced by eccrine sweat glands, and is 99% water and 1% nutrients.  But stress sweat produced from the apocrine gland increases bacterial, and 
Water + Nutrients + Bacteria = Odor.  I had no idea!
Secret Clinical Strength is available in three varieties and four scents: Varieties - New! Clear Gel, No white marks, New! Invisible Solid and Smooth Solid.  Scents include:  Completely Clean, Powder Protection, Ooh-la-la Lavender, Sport Fresh.  I personally use the Completely Clean scent and love it.  It is a fabulous product and you can find it at your area Walmart.
Disclosure:  I received a Walmart gift card to facilitate this review in addition to the Walmart gift card for giveaway from Secret.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. 

4/15/14: Cirque du Soleil Amaluna Boston Ticket Giveaway

We have seen many Cirque du Soleil shows over the years and loved them all.  In fact my husband and I saw "O" in Las Vegas and were blown away!  I am so happy that Cirque du Soleil is coming back to Boston with their new show Amaluna.  It looks amazing and I am offering you a chance to win 4 tickets to see it on Thursday June 5th at 7:30 with a special Question and Answer Session after the show!  I also have a discount code for $10 off tickets for the show so read on.
Go HERE to save $10 per ticket.

More about the Show:
Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honours femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next. 

In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men lands on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.
Here is a preview of the show:

Enter below to win 4 tickets to the show on Thursday, June 5th at 7:30 with Q and A after the show.
Disclosure:  I was provided with 4 tickets for my family to attend the show and 4 tickets to giveaway.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.
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