Thursday, September 29, 2016

9/29/16: LEGO NINJAGO Costumes from Disguise for Halloween

My favorite holiday is just around the corner, Halloween!  It is low pressure and so much fun.  What is better than dressing up and getting candy?  This year Disguise has come out with an awesome LEGO Product Line!  My son loves LEGO and these costumes are so true to the LEGO brand and are phenomenal!
We received LEGO NINJAGO Lloyd Prestige Costume!  The quality of this costume is amazing.  Costumes have come such a long way.  I remember when I was a kid wearing those plastic costumes and they would tear down the inner leg and by the end of the night they would be flapping to the side of my legs.  These costumes from Disguise are awesome and honestly look exactly like the characters.  They leave no exposed skin and are comfortable to wear.
They are so comfortable you can even dab in them!
All of what you see is included.  The tunic which has velcro in the back, the pants, hands which have openings, vacuform half mask which has a form insert for comfort and mesh eye-plate to see more easily.
They come in Sizes: Child 4-6, 7-8, and 10-12 and have a Suggested Retail Price is $69.99.  For comparison here is the Deluxe version which has a Suggested Retail Price of $39.99.
They also have NEXO KNIGHT™ costumes.  Here is the Clay Prestige costume.  The NEXO KNIGHT costumes also have a Deluxe and Prestige version.
These costumes are really adorable!  Check out all of the Disguise Costumes this Halloween Season:
Disclosure:  I received the LEGO NINJAGO Lloyd Prestige Costume for review purposes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

9/18/16: Moto Z Droid from Verizon

Recently I was invited to an event with Verizon but could not make it as we were in Walt Disney World.  Since I missed the event they sent me one of the new Moto Z Droid phones from Verizon to check out.  Plus I got to try out one of the Moto Mods to literally turn the phone in to a boombox.  The two most important things to me on a phone are the camera and battery and both were awesome on this.
Here is the snap on cover.
I have always had an iPhone so I did a comparison in size of the two.  Look at what a huge difference.  Of course I still have the iPhone 5s so it is on the smaller side anyways.
I did notice that the battery is much better and lasts over a day.  I have always had issues with power on my iPhone and this would help me quite a bit with social media posting while on blogging assignments.  It has a 2600 mAh battery.  It was very responsive and quick.
I also took some pictures with it and they seemed really clear even in low light.  We liked the functionality to turn it twice and see it change the camera orientation and one flip of the wrist to start the camera.  I noticed when the HDR setting on it was a bit on the slow side when taking a picture.  It even has a little message that pops up that says "hold camera steady".  It also includes two free years of storage on Google Photos™ which I could totally use.
What I thought was super impressive was the Moto Mods.  There are mods for power, stereo speakers and to turn your phone in to a projector.  How cool is that?  I received the JBL SoundBoost and was really impressed at the volume and stereo sound.
Here you can see the speaker magnetically connected to the phone.  There is no setup after you attach it the music just comes through the speakers.
Here you can see it in action.  The sound quality was fantastic.
I wasn't able to try it out but the projector sounded awesome also.  It is another Moto Mod that connects and will project photos and videos up to 70 inches wide onto any flat surface.  This would be fun when having people over it would be easy to project and show pictures or videos.  What a cool phone with awesome accessories.
Disclosure:  I was provided the Moto Z Droid and JBL Speaker on loan for review purposes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

9/7/16: Canobie Lake Park and Soaking Up The End of Summer

I have been going to Canobie Lake Park in Salem, NH since I was a child and have always loved it.  Now we go every year with my childhood neighbor and best friend and her family.  Between the fun rides, water park and games it is a full day of fun.
I love that every year the kids get more daring and try new rides.  This year Lauren tried Untamed and loved it!  She liked it so much she went on twice!
 This roller coaster goes straight up and drops and then goes right in to a loop.  It is so much fun!

 Also many people don't know that there is a single rider line around the side.  You will be separated but it does allow you to get on the ride quicker.

Here is some video of the ride.

We always make sure to get discounted tickets.  If you join the Canobie Club you will get updates on when discounted tickets are on sale and any promotions going on.
The kids love the Pirate Ship and went on 3 times.  They literally got off the ride and ran back in to line again.
Fun on the Wave Blaster.  The kids love this one.
There are some less intense rides also with a full kids ride area and of course the carousel.  You can see all the rides here.

Here you can see some of the kiddie rides from when the kids were younger.
Another favorite more tame ride is the Antique Cars.  The kids pretended they were a family riding in the car.
They also have a Canobie Lake Park App you can download and use while you are in the park!  
Another favorite is the Boston Tea Party.  This is a ride to cool off on a hot day.
The kids also wanted to have some water fun so we headed in to Castaway Island.  There are a few slides and a lot of water fun.
Watch out for sharks though!  Not really, this is the slush stand inside the water park but I thought it was a funny picture of Lauren.
 Time for the slides!
 Also be on the lookout for Screeemfest which is September 24th to October 30th.  You can see the full schedule here.
 There are five haunted houses, roaming characters and lots of scary fun!
 There is also a petting zoo and fun for kids.
 It is such an awesome place to spend a day.
 Have a great day with family and friends!
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Twitter: @CanobieLakePark
Disclosure:  I was provided four tickets to Canobie Lake Park for this review.  No compensation was received and all opinions are my own.