Thursday, December 31, 2015

12/30/15: Win Tickets to the New England International Auto Show

The New England International Auto Show is coming to Boston January 14th-18th.  I was invited to attend by SheBuysCars and Chevrolet and I have a giveaway for 2 tickets!  
This is a great way to peruse all the automobile brands with no pressure from sales people.

Remember when looking for cars a great resource is SheBuysCars and don't be afraid to go in to the dealership and ask questions.  Do some investigation and be an educated consumer.  The automobile market is not just a man's world.
Last year we were able to talk to a panel from Chevrolet.
Plus all of the automobile companies are represented.  Here is one from the General Motors line, the Cadillac ELR.
 This CTS was very nice looking.
 Some other brands that stood out were the BMWi.
 This Mercedes Benz was awesome and as media we were lucky enough to get to sit in it.
The New England International Auto Show is January 14th-18th at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.  Buy your tickets online today with the code SHOWMETHATCAR and get $2 off per ticket.  Enter below to win 2 tickets good for any day!

Disclosure:  I will be provided with access to the New England Auto Show in addition to compensation for this post as an Ambassador for Chevrolet and She Buys Cars.  As always, all opinions are my own. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

12/23/15: Happy Holidays to my Readers

Happy Holidays to all my readers near and far!  I really appreciate you reading my blog.  I can't wait for the new year and providing great new content and giveaways for you.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

12/22/15: Sky Viper s670 Stunt Drone Review

Drones are pretty awesome.  We recently received the Skyrocket Sky Viper s670 Stunt Drone for review and Evan couldn't wait to fly it.  Not only does this drone fly up to 16 MPH but it does stunts too!
Evan got used to it right away and with multiple flying experience levels he could start out at Beginner and get used to flying it.
Here is what it comes with.  It includes a rechargeable 3.7v 350mAH LiPo Battery, USB charging cable, remote control, 4 replacement blades, and even a small screwdriver.  The rechargeable batter is easily removed from the bottom of the drone and we plugged it in to the USB drive on our computer with the cord provided.  It charged very quickly.  It is lit red until it is fully charged and then changes to green.  It only took about 15 minutes to charge.  As you know kids want immediate satisfaction so Evan was excited with how quickly it was charged.  The remote control takes 4 AAA batteries not included.
Here you can see Evan flying it.
As you know these flying drones often hit the ground or other objects.  This drone has a Super Tough Duraflex Body to handle impact.
Having 4 blades gives it more stability.
Evan was having a great time with it.
It even has a stunt button which allows it to do barrel rolls and flips.
What a great little drone.
Here it is as packaged.  Learn more at Skyrocket Toys:
Disclosure:  I received the Sky Viper s670 for review purposes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Monday, December 21, 2015

12/21/15: Win 4 Tickets to Edaville USA for Festival of Lights

We have an annual tradition of going to Edaville USA at the holidays.  They have Christmas Festival of Lights which is so much fun plus I am giving away 4 tickets to go on any day excluding Saturdays.
I have been going to Edaville USA to see the lights since I was a kid and now I take my kids and we go with my good friend who was my neighbor growing up and her kids.  It has such a nostalgic feeling when we visit.  The park has expanded so much over time and there is now so much to do there.
Thomas Land is a huge addition to the park and we started there.  They have so many new rides.  The kids were beyond excited to go on the rides.  Seeing Thomas takes me back to when we took my son to Day Out With Thomas for the first time at 2 years old and he was so excited running around saying "Choo Choo" and "All Aboard".  Such fond memories.
Thomas was chugging around the tracks.  You can take as many trips on the train as you want.
Here you can see Tidmouth Sheds with all of Thomas's friends.  Even Sir Topham Hatt appears there for meet and greets and in a show.
 Here you can see some of the rides in Thomas Land.  I had a special moment with Evan where he grabbed me by the arm despite having his friends there to ride the roller coaster with him.  It was such a special moment.
  Of course we had to visit with Santa and get in last minute requests.
In the building with Santa is a new Arcade that was just recently built.
It is really nicely done with all the comics on the walls.  There are games and you can win tickets and trade them in for prizes.
There are even bumper cars in this building and upstairs there are a few kiddie rides.
The kids being silly.
 What better way than to get in the Christmas spirit.
 We love the train ride.  Evan especially loves it.
So pretty.
I love going to Edaville USA and I know you will too.  Enter below to win 4 tickets to go any day but Saturday for the remainder of the season.
Tickets can be purchased at  Check out their website or Facebook page for times, prices and details.  It includes all of the rides and attractions, train ride and fun.

Disclosure:  Tickets were provided to me for review purposes of Edaville USA as an Edaville USA Family Ambassador.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.
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Saturday, December 19, 2015

12/19/15: Skyrocket Toys Candy Craft Chocolate Pen Review

Put a toy together with chocolate and it is bound to be a hit with kids.  We recently received Skyrocket Toys Candy Craft Chocolate Pen for review.  Lauren was anxiously awaiting the delivery of this cool Chocolate Pen.  We watch a lot of decorating shows on the Food Channel and I also cake decorate and make chocolate molds for the kids birthdays so I think this is why Lauren is so interested in it.

   This Chocolate Pen is a motorized pen that dispenses real liquid confectioner’s chocolate in multiple colors.  You can use it with molds, or design your own creations with it.
Here is what the set comes with.  There are four tubes of chocolate including pink, blue, brown and white, small plastic bags for your creations, the chocolate pen itself which requires 2 AA batteries, three molds, and 4 tips and clips.
We first tried out the pink.  Of course Lauren picked pink, it is her favorite color.
The first step is to put the tube of chocolate in to hot water.  Kids will need a parent's assistance during this part.  I heated some water in the microwave to make it hot and we put the tube in.  You can take the tube out and kneed it to see if it has softened up.  If it isn't melted put it back in the water.  The consistency is key because if it is not thinned out enough the chocolate pen will jam.  We learned this the hard way.
Here you can see the blue chocolate thinned out.  Press all the chocolate to the bottom and cut the top off in a straight line.
Put the tip in to the bag.
Then put the clip around the base of the tip.
Now it is ready to load in to the Chocolate Pen.  Make sure to put the stopper in to the tip to ensure the chocolate doesn't spill out during this step.  I learned this the first time when I did the pink and forgot it and pink chocolate was going everywhere.
Now your chocolate pen is loaded and ready to go.
There is a switch to turn it on and now you are ready to go.  Here is Lauren making some hearts.  You should do this on wax paper or parchment paper but I didn't have any in the house so we used tin foil.
Then Lauren moved on to the molds.  You just need to fill the molds.  You can also do multiple colors if you want.
Once they go in to the molds just pop them in the freezer for about 5 minutes and they set.
Here are the lips Lauren made.
Here is the Lauren I wrote with chocolate.  It takes a little getting used to.  Lauren had a hard time writing with it but got better when she did the hearts and didn't try to write words.
Here is the L.
Lauren trying out the chocolate.  She liked the taste of it.  The pink is white chocolate.
Here it is as packaged.  Manufacturer's suggested retail price is $29.99.
Disclosure:  I received the Chocolate Pen for review purposes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.