Sunday, February 28, 2016

2/28/16: Nanotex Coolest Comfort Sheet Set

Bed sheets are so important.  We sleep on them every day and comfort is so important.  I have seen the benefits of Nanotex before with their beautiful non-wrinkle Gymboree clothes and now we get to experience the Nanotex Coolest Comfort Sheet Set.  

Just like the clothing line these sheets don't wrinkle.  They are so soft and comfortable to sleep on.  They are made with Nanotex’s Coolest Comfort which balances body temperature and allows fabric to breathe naturally.  It actually wicks moisture away from your body.  They also have Wrinkle Defense technology which keeps fabric strong and wrinkle free. 
I received Aqua color sheets which matches our bedroom wall color perfectly.  They look great on our bed and are so comfortable to sleep on.  These will be perfect for summer time to keep cool.
These beautiful sheets are available at retail stores such as Wal-Mart in multiple colors inlcuding Coffee, Cream, Mocha, Aqua, Ivory and Taupe. 
Check out Nanotex products online: 
Twitter: @Nanotex 
Disclosure:  I was provided with these Nanotex Sheets for review purposes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

2/21/16: Everything is Awesome at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center With a New 4D Movie! Win Tickets!

We loved The LEGO Movie so I knew we would have fun at a media event at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston at Assembly Square, Somerville to introduce The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure.  A cool new movie and playing with LEGOs!  Evan and his friend couldn't wait to go!  Plus I am giving you a chance to win a family 4 pack of tickets to go to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston and see the new movie!  Everything is awesome!
Emmet was there visiting walking the red carpet for his new movie's premiere.
The new movie was great.  It is a continuation after the original LEGO Movie.  All of your favorite characters are there in larger than life 4D!  The excitement is all around you with some exciting surprises.  Just be aware that there will be some water and bubbles involved.  The kids were loving it!
More about the movie:
Written by Adam Pava (writer of “The Boxtrolls”) and co-written and directed by Rob Schrab (director of the sequel to “The LEGO Movie" debuting in 2018) “The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure” is bringing back some of the original voices including Elizabeth Banks (Wyldstyle), Alison Brie (Unikitty), Nick Offerman (MetalBeard) and Charlie Day (Benny) and will introduce a new villain, “Risky Business,” voiced by Patton Oswalt. 
“The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure” follows a new journey for Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, Benny and MetalBeard after they receive a mysterious invitation leading them to a new theme park where all of the rides are based on the characters’ adventures in “The LEGO Movie.”  But not all is as it seems as the heroes are once again thrust into the middle of an evil secret plot, only this time, it will be up to the audience to use their Master Builder skills to help save them! Using elements such as wind, water and special lighting effects, the larger-than-life experience brings the film’s main characters, Emmet and Wyldstyle, back together with their friends for another awesome adventure.
There are a few different LEGO movies that run every half hour continuously.  The movie is about 14 minutes long.  Here is a quick trailer:

While we were there we could explore all of the LEGOLAND Discovery Center.  My favorite part is exploring in Miniland.

It was super cool as the characters from the LEGO Movie had invaded Miniland.  You could find scenes from the movie all throughout Miniland.
The Kragle!
We also tried out the Ninjago Training Area.  This has a maze with lasers that you need to go through after picking your level.
This is the main Discovery area where there is so much to do.
Evan and his friend spent the most time making LEGO Racers.  They loved it!  They kept changing their vehicles and racing them again.
Of course there are log of LEGO people all around.
There is also a Duplo Farm area for little kids.
Another cute area with Karaoke and play area.
The kids also love this play area.  Make sure your kids wear socks as you need them for this area.
The kids could really spend an hour in here.  They loved it!
Plus there are two rides.  We went on Kingdom Quest which allows you to shoot at villains as you play through the game.  I beat both of the boys!
Here is another ride called Merlin's Apprentice Ride.  You pedal to go up in the air. 
There are also facilities for parties.  Here is the inside of one of the rooms.  They have two rooms.
I highly suggest going there for some fun!  Just watch out your kids might turn in to LEGO people.
Enter below to win 4 Tickets! The winner will receive a Family 4 pack of tickets to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston, including two single-entry children tickets valid for ages 3 to 12 years old and two single-entry adult tickets valid for ages 12 years and older.
Twitter: @LDCBoston #LDCBoston #TheLEGOMovie4D
Disclosure:  I was invited to a media event to explore LEGOLAND Discovery Center for the premiere of the new movie.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.
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Friday, February 19, 2016

2/19/16: Boston Children's Museum Fun for All Ages

My kids have loved the Children's Museum in Boston for years.  It is so much fun for kids of all ages.  Plus there are always new exhibits and fun areas to explore.  Kids get to learn cool concepts in a fun environment.  If you have never been I highly suggest you go.
This climbing structure has always been a favorite of my kids.  I remember when they were little and could not climb it all the way.
 Now they climb up and down all the way with no issues.
There are three floors of varying areas of play.  We headed to the bubble area right after the kids climbed.  They made some pretty cool large bubbles.
 There are also aprons in here for younger kids so they don't get bubbles all over them.
Next we went in to the area with golf balls to play with and learn different concepts in physics.  I love watching the kids experiment together.  Lauren was running around picking up the golf balls to bring to Evan.
Then we headed up to the 2nd floor.  We found an area to build forts in and the kids couldn't wait to get building.
We spent a long time here.  The kids made forts and hid in them and made a sign for their fort.  They had supplies for them including tarp, tape, boxes, blankets and tables.
 We then headed in to the water play area.  Again it was fun to see cause and effect.
This is Peep's World.  Here is a picture from a previous visit.
There is a welcome to Kindergarten area.  Here is a picture from another visit where the kids were listening to this book.
I think Evan's favorite area is the one with the trucks.  We used to spend hours there.  This visit we were with three girls so they were not as interested but Evan still spent some time there.
Love these pictures from past visits.
There is also an area where kids can build with real tools.
There is also an area for little kids 3 and under.  Here are some pictures when the kids played there.
They also do shows that you can pick up free tickets for in the lobby area.  Here is Evan in one of the shows years ago.  This is on the Kid Stage area on the 1st floor.
Look at how cute Lauren was playing there.
There is always a new exhibit in one of the areas.  The exhibit right now is Native Voices.
They always get put to work in the store.
 Kid Power!
It is in a lovely area in Boston with convenient parking.
What a fun museum!  The kids had a blast.
Check them out online:
Twitter:  @BosChildMuseum
Disclosure:  I was provided with admission for my family and I to the Boston Children's Museum.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.