Wednesday, November 25, 2015

1000 Piece Building Bricks -Add It To Your Holiday List

I am always watching for a good deal. I want something that is worth the price I pay, and I am willing to wait for it most of the time. I found a new toy item that is worth it's price to me. The 1000 Piece Building Bricks is a multi purpose toy that all my kids will use.

These building bricks are perfect for anyone with imagination. They are just like the bricks I am used to, and they handle the same too.The ten different colors include pinks and purples, green, black, grey, white and more. There are fourteen size and shape varieties that include traditional sized bricks, thin, flat pieces and corner pieces too. The color variety means the set works for boys and girls, and is perfect for groups. With 1000 bricks in this package, you could even get one bag and divide them if you have multiple children.

The bricks are easy to build with, and come apart just like any others do. They connect solidly and don't fall apart on their own, but are not difficult to take apart when ready. There are so many other uses for these bricks too. They are perfect for creating room decor and other crafts, decorating cakes, creating artwork and more. My daughter even has her name in bricks on her bedroom door. These building bricks  are compatible with others of this type, so you can add them to the ones you already have, or use them alone. I really have no complaints about these, and would not only buy them, but would give them as a gift.

*I received a  sample item in exchange for my honest thoughts. All opinions are my own.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Go Visit the Lego Creativity Tour!

I love taking my kids to different activities and events. It is always fun to try something new, and we usually end up having a great time too! Last night we visited the LEGO® Creativity Tour, and it was awesome!

 When you first walk in, you are welcomed with a wave of sound from all the different activities. There is no specific order for this, so you can choose where to start and go at your own pace. There are free build stations where you can create whatever you like, or you can visit the activity areas to do themed art too. 

When you completed a dream house, went through the free photo booth, or made a flower for the garden, you received a Lego gift.

The themes included Best Friends, Ninjago and Lego Greator sets. How cool is that!! By the end of the night, each of the kids had several sets to take home. They also received printed pictures from the photo booth and the cool Bobo Fett station. 

There are brick sculptures of Creator animals, super heroes, family favorites and more. You can pose with as many as you like for your own photo ops too!

Spaced throughout the area, there are places to buy your favorite kits and accessories, and even places to rest or grab something to eat if you like. You have fun, food and family all in one place and it is easy to spend several hours visiting all the stations. There was even a bounce playground area and a rock wall for climbing! 

We had a great time building, playing and participating in the events. I snapped a ton of photos and the kids enjoyed everything they saw. I think the Creativity Tour is a great choice for a fun indoor activity. If it is coming near you, order your tickets online before they sell out! 

*Thanks to my fabulous sponsors, we received free tickets to this event in exchange for sharing it with my readers. All opinions are my own from personal experience.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Create Personalized Gifts for Christmas

With the Holidays approaching, it can be a scramble to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. A person can only use so many household items, gift cards are impersonal and who really needs more candy and treats. This can make it difficult to decide what gift to give, but not if you go the custom route.
Creating a one of a kind gift is not only appreciated, but it lets the receiver know how much they mean to you,. The fact that you took time to personalize something just for them makes them feel special and loved, which is exactly the point of gift giving. Thanks to places like, you can make the perfect gift with ease, and right from the comfort of home too!

At Collage, you simply pick what type of gift you want to give, and design away. They offer over 50 items to choose from, including area rugs, blankets, clothing, wall art and more. This is much better than the limited calendars and prints you find at other places. The variety allows you to give something that really suits the individual, with the bonus of a personalized touch.

You can find something for just about anyone at Collage, or make something special to keep for yourself!

Great Interactive Children's Magazines

My kids love receiving mail. They like cards and letters, but their favorite things to find in the box is a crisp new magazine that is just for them. They love having a magazine with their name on it, and when they open it to find fun activities, photos and stories, they are even more thrilled.  With so many options available, they can get a new one every week. 

A Magazine For Every Child! Great Interactive Children's Magazines Each issue contains stories, a craft project, a collectible poster and a workbook full of fun educational activities that are designed to give your child a head start in developing their early learning skills with the help of their favorite characters. Your child will spend endless hours stimulating their imaginations and having fun not realizing they are learning! These interactive magazines make the perfect gift!

Redan Publishing is offering my blog viewers a special discounted offer plus a FREE bonus issue for ordering. Go to go and click on the magazine cover with your child's favorite character to order!

Stay tuned for more!

Have You Heard of BrickSwag?

My kids love building and are big into Lego. From figures to vehicles, kits and more, they love getting the newest set, collection or series. In fact, they love them so much, we created a Lego table for them to play at! I had no idea there was a subscription box for brick fans until I came across BrickSwag.

BrickSwag is the #1 membership for LEGO fans. Each month includes official LEGO kits to build and keep, exclusive t-shirt, Build magazine, Funky Fig trading cards, and more surprises.
Mission: To Inspire, Educate, and Entertain with LEGO bricks.

My readers receive 20% Off their BrickSwag subscription with this exclusive promo code: FAM20
OFFER EXPIRES: 11/20/2015

Stay tuned for more about this fun subscription box and to see what comes in mine!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A Bluum Subscription Makes A Fabulous Kids Gift!

Sign up for today and receive a monthly shipment of the best-reviewed mom & baby care products. Decide between a surprise box or choose your own products each month on Tracking your child's progress in the bluum app is fun and helps get the most relevant products.

This would make an excellent gift for the Holidays. Not only can you give something fun, but something hands on and Educational all at the same time! This is an great idea for new parents and toddlers too! 

Save 30% OFF  your first month - Get started with bluum today!

*I will be reviewing these boxes, so stay tuned to see what I think about them!

Shop for the Holidays at All Things Christmas and More

With the Holidays rapidly approaching, it is time to start thinking decor. If you are anything like me, you like to change up your look from year to year, or at least add something new. A great place to find fun things is at All Things Christmas and More!

There is a huge variety of items to choose from, including lights, figurines, wreaths and...more!

All Things Christmas And More is a family business for over 5 years now. We pride ourselves on offering the best Christmas products around at an affordable price. We stock over 2,500 items year round and expand our catalog every year. This year new Was Halloween next year we are looking to expand and a carry a Spring and Summer Catalog. This Holiday Season we are proud to offer FREE shipping on all order placed November 1st thru December 11th. 

Use code: UFG

*I will be receiving a chance to browse and select something awesome for myself, so stay tuned for my review!

Create Sharp, Even Blades with Ease Using the 2 Stage Sharpener

I love that this sharpener is small enough that it can easily be stored out of sight when not in use, but not so small that you question it's abilities. The flat bottom makes it easy to use on any solid flat surface, yet it doesn't slide all over the place when sharpening. The stainless steel color matches just about any decor and leaves me assured that it will hold up to use for a long time to come.

I like that this has a handle giving you a strong comfortable grip on it while using. The two sharpening slots allow for a coarse or fine edge, so it suits multiple different knives all in one tool. It only takes a few runs through the sharpening slots to get a nice, even edge on your knife that cuts easily and quickly. You can see the difference in the blade edge after using this, so you know it has actually sharpened your knives, not that you would doubt it once you used them anyway. This is a nice, quality kitchen helper to have on hand and would make a great gift too!

*I received a sample item in exchange for my honest thoughts. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

FINDING DORY - New Teaser Trailer!!!

Disney•Pixar's “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? Directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E”) and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer “WALL•E”), the film features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton. 

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FINDING DORY swims in theatres everywhere on June 17th, 2016!

What to Look for in an HVAC Repair Company

Having a warm house that is nice and toasty is great in the winter. Likewise, cool air conditioning can be a welcome refuge from the sweltering temperatures of a summer day. It can be extremely uncomfortable in your house when your HVAC system breaks down during very hot or cold weather. You need to get your problem fixed as soon as possible if this ever happens to you. This will require you to find a company that specializes in HVAC repair. There are certainly many of these companies out there. How do you go about hiring one to fix your problem? Here is what to look for in an HVAC repair company.

1. Are they licensed?

This is the first thing you should check for right off the bat. You should never hire a company that employs technicians who are not licensed. Having a license means that the technician has passed all of the tests that are required by your state. This will give you peace of mind that the technician actually knows what he or she is doing. Make sure the technician's license is still valid and is for the state you are living in. You should never allow a non-licensed technician into your home. 

2. Many years repairing HVAC systems

There is truly no substitute for experience where an HVAC repair technician is concerned. Ideally, you want to hire somebody who has been repairing HVAC systems for no less than five years. That much time spent in the HVAC repair business will let you know that this person has all of the knowledge necessary to fix your HVAC system correctly the first time. If you want to find some Florida HVAC contractors, you should visit

3. Better Business Bureau (BBB) 

What is the HVAC repair company's rating with the BBB? This is a very important detail which many people ignore or forget about entirely. However, spending just a few minutes on the BBB website can help you to avoid hiring repair companies that are a complete disaster. The BBB can also expose you to repair companies with outstanding ratings that you had never previously heard about. 

4. Insurance

Having insurance is just as important as a valid license where HVAC repair companies are concerned. You need to make sure that a repair technician has insurance coverage in case he or she is responsible for causing damage to your home while they are working.