Mommy Katie: July 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Family Meals at Shari's Cafe & Pies


When it comes to places to head to at any time of the year, especially when it comes to dining with the family, I like to seek out the places that offer a variety and that are family friendly. For myself and my family, when we ask what everyone might want for dinner, more times than not, I get a variety of responses leaving me having to figure it out myself. This is because like many families, we have different likes and dislikes in the home, and where some might want a burger I might have others who want breakfast for dinner. The thing is, if I mention the idea of pie added to the equation, well that can be a deal sealer for us. So on those days where pie is something that we can all agree on, I like that we can head to our local Shari's Cafe & Pies, where we can get both those burger options as well as breakfasts, at any time of the day, and finish our meal off with the pies in the Shari's selection! 


See, when we head to our local Shari's Cafe & Pies, we get that hometown feel every time, regardless of if we eat at our local location or head to a Shari's when we are out of town. The staff is always very nice, and the menu selection also offers us a variety. To where some of us can get those delicious burger selections we want that come with either fresh fries or some tasty onion rings. Or we can order from the breakfast or dinner menus if we want. Another plus about heading to Shari's with my family is that they are family friendly, giving my youngest options for breakfast items, lunch or dinner items on the kids menu that he looks forward to ordering from each time.


Then as we all finish our meals, we can either order individual slices of Shari's pies, or choose one pie we all enjoy and take an entire pie home to share later on! Making Shari's Cafe & Pies a choice that my family not only enjoys heading to when we are going out to eat, but a choice we go with when we just want a good slice or whole pie to enjoy at any time of the day or night!




Product received, thank you to Shari's Cafe & Pies as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month in Style with Thirty-One Gifts

When it comes to the hot summer days, like many, my kids and I enjoy cooling down with ice cream treats. We do this by not only heading out to some of our favorite ice cream spots, but also by enjoying those treats at home or when we take our treats to the park as we play. And on those days where we might head to the store to pick up those treats to enjoy both at home or at the park, I like to do it in style by adding some of the products from the selection at Thirty-One Gifts. So when we were sent some of the products available from the Sweet Sprinkles collection along with the Get the Scoop Bowl Set to review, I was very excited to add them to our Ice Cream Month celebrations!
With this selection of very adorable prints and products, I can treat my family to sweet treats both at home and on the go. I found the tote to be perfect for when we headed to Lacey, WA to enjoy some sweet treats during their Ice Cream Social. It was perfect for packing our weekend getaway gear in as we enjoyed the treats that were to be had and for a staycation a couple of towns over from our own town!  Along with the Large Utility Tote, I found the Oh-Snap Bin to be very handy for carrying some of our picnic napkins and cutlery in as we enjoyed our little weekend getaway at the Ice Cream Social. We also found the Double Duty Caddy to be very handy as well to carry our toiletries in for our little over night adventure at the hotel we stayed at after the Ice Cream Social was over!

Then to keep that ice cream fun going once we got home, I found the Get the Scoop Bowl set to be the perfect size for scooping ice cream in at home for my family to enjoy as we took our own ice cream fun to the backyard after dinner! Making the Ice Cream collection of products that you can find over at Thirty-One Gifts, a great selection that not only helped to make our Ice Cream Month celebrations extra special, but a stylish selection that can be used for any occasion where ice cream treats are added to the fun!


Product received, thank you to Thirty-One Gifts as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

#Giveaway Stirring Up Fun with Limited Edition Num Noms Menchies Sweet Friends



With July being National Ice Cream Month and the celebrations to be had, I find that I not only enjoy heading to some of our favorite ice cream and frozen yogurt spots this month, but I also enjoy adding other items into the mix as well. Of those places that we enjoy heading to on these hot July days, my kids find it to be a lot of fun when we mix it up at our local Menchies Frozen Yogurt. So naturally, when we were sent a fun pack of those very adorable and collectible Limited Edition Num Noms Menchies Sweet Friends to review, we were excited to add them to our National Ice Cream Month fun!


See right now for the month of July when you head to a Menchies Frozen Yogurt you can not only cool down with a cup of frozen yogurt but you can also celebrate National Ice Cream Month with those adorable Num Noms! You can do so by enjoying that delicious frozen yogurt in a fun Num Noms bowl. Then once you and your kids have finished your treat, you can head to your local Toys R Us where you can then pick up your pack of the Limited Edition Num Noms Menchies Sweet Friends. These Num Noms are only sold at Toys R Us and will only be around for a limited time, so be sure to pick up your limited edition pack today! Also, enter to win your own pack of the Num Noms Menchies Sweet Friends in the form below!





Product received, thank you to MGA Entertainment as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

Back to School Savings with Dealspotr

This post is sponsored and written by me on behalf of Dealspotr through a campaign managed by their PR. All opinions are my own.


The back to school shopping season is upon us, and as much as the kids beg and try to bargain their way into a extended summer, we find that as parents, we have to break it to them that there is no getting out of it. With that said, as a parent with a set budget for the back to school season, and I find that when it comes to the shopping and finding those must have deals that are sure to put a smile on my kids faces and excite them for the new school year, that I utilize sites such as Dealspotr. This allows me to shop at all of my teens favorite stores, find those must have looks that my son wants, and do it all without going overboard.

See, as I plan those back to school shopping trips for both the school supplies along with the new clothes the kids will need this coming school year, I can do it all and save by finding those deals I seek on Dealspotr. I like that with Dealspotr I can find multiple active codes for not just the stores we will be shopping at this back to school season, but also the brands as well. This includes the discount codes for Bath and Body Works, Rue21, and even the Too Faced products that my teen has on her list for the new school year. Giving me specific discount codes to use when I shop the products from Too Faced on Amazon or when we head to Sephora. I also like that when I seek out those codes that I can choose from multiple offers which might be for a specific product that I am looking to purchase or codes that help me to save on my entire purchase.

Then when it comes to comparing the deals that can be found on Dealspotr versus other deal sites, I can really appreciate that the deals are up to date and are active. I also like that the deals are ones that are not already included on the shopping sites, giving me the deals I want without wasting time having to search for them. Below you can see another deal site which has promos, but ones that are already included with my purchase as you will see in the photo I took of my cart using the promo code for 20% off that I got at Dealspotr.



This allows me to go straight for the deal I am seeking instead of trying numerous personal codes that others might submit or one time use codes that are no longer active.

And in hand, helps me to not only save money on this years back to school shopping haul on those must have looks and specific products my kids want, but also helps to save me time as well!

Making the choice to utilize Dealspotr this back to school shopping season, a choice that will not only put a smile on my face when I see the savings add up, but also a choice that is sure to put smiles on my kids faces when they see all the new items they will get to help start their new school year out right with!


So as you make those lists for the back to school shopping season, be sure to get the discounts for your shopping needs all in one place when you go to Dealspotr. Also, join the community of influencers and earn rewards as you share deals you come across!




Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Summer Play Brought to You by Petcurean

This post is sponsored and written by me on behalf of Petcurean through a campaign managed by their PR. All opinions are my own.


With the hot days of summer here and the days awaiting to be explored, we find that when we head out for a day down by the water that just like the kids, our puppy Nakoma likes to go as well. She loves to play in the water then get nice and dirty digging in the sand along with my kids, and like with the kids we like to ensure that she is both happy and healthy. Just like with the kids and keeping them hydrated on these hot summer days, we always make sure that our fur babies have plenty of water both inside the house and outside for when they are playing. We also like to make sure that when it comes to our fur babies diets, that they have the best food that is high in protein so that Nakoma can give the kids a run for their money in the energy department. So like many pet parents, I feel good knowing that Nakoma is getting a diet high in protein when we feed her the food from Petcurean.

See when it comes to both the kids and our fur baby Nakoma, we know that in order for them to grow up happy and healthy that they need diets that are suited for them. And with the varieties from Petcurean, I like knowing that we are feeding Nakoma a brand that has exactly what she needs as she grows and that Petcurean is a brand that she can grow up on! In fact, when it comes to knowing the importance of having protein in our dogs diets, Petcurean knows and they create their foods to have the right amounts of protein in varieties that my fur babies love! You can learn more about the proteins found in the foods from Petcurean below in the information shared with me and my readers from the amazing people at Petcurean!


Protein consists of long chains of amino acids that can be found in both meat and plant sources. It works to ensure proper growth, development, body tissue repair, and a healthy immune system. While there are 10 amino acids that cats and dogs must get from their food, a cat’s diet must also include taurine as their body is unable to naturally produce it. To help you decide what protein source is best for your pet, here’s a quick guide from Petcurean.

Plant-based Proteins:
  • Peas: A good source of beta-carotene, niacin, Vitamin B6, folate, phosphorus, and copper. It’s also packed with dietary fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, thiamin and manganese.
  • Organic flaxseed and sunflower oil: Both contain omega-6 fatty acids that promote healthy skin and a radiant coat. Flaxseed also boasts omega-3 fatty acids which are important for normal metabolism and optimal health.
  • Lentils and Chickpeas: Both are low glycemic carbohydrates that also provide a good source of protein, iron, phosphorus and copper.
Poultry:
  • Chicken Meal: A concentrated source of protein containing meat, bones, and cartilage that is dried and preserved naturally. It should never include feathers, heads, feet, or entrails.
  • Chicken Fat: Although human diets try to avoid fats, animal fat is good for your pet. Chicken fat is a great source of omega-6 which is considered the most important essential fatty acid for dogs and cats.
  • Eggshell Meal: A natural source of calcium to promote bone strength. Eggshell membrane is an added plus!
Pro-Tip: As obligate carnivores, cats must get their protein from animal tissue. For a protein-packed meal and a meaty flavor they’ll love, try out Now Fresh Grain Free.
Fish:
  • Cod: A good source of high quality protein, phosphorous, niacin, and Vitamin B-12.
  • Dehydrated Cod: A concentrated source of protein that uses the entire raw material. The benefit of dehydrated product is the removal of water, but not the fat.
  • Krill: As the “superfood of the sea,” krill is growing in popularity as a protein source. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and astaxanthin, krill is also virtually free of pollutants and heavy metals.
Pro-Tip: Want to try a fish-based kibble? GATHER Wild Ocean features line-caught Alaskan cod and sustainably harvested krill to create a delicious and healthy meal for your dog.
Whole Meats:
  • Deboned Venison, Pork, and Lamb: All are great sources of protein that come from the animal’s clean and de-boned flesh.
  • Novelty Proteins: This classification consists of proteins your pet may not have eaten before such as venison, salmon, or duck. Novelty proteins can sometimes help alleviate the symptoms of dietary sensitivities.


Pro-Tip: If your cat or dog has more challenging sensitivities, Petcurean’s GO! offers a wide variety of options that were specifically created for picky eaters, those who need a grain free or higher protein diet, and for those requiring a recipe with unique proteins or a limited number of ingredients.  
As you can see, there are different varieties of sources for your pet’s daily dose of protein. If you would like help in navigating your pet’s diet, Petcurean offers a useful Petfood finder that will tailor the perfect diet to your fluffy companion, no matter their needs.

So as you enjoy your summer with your fur babies, be sure to add Petcurean to the mix and enjoy that summer play that is fueled by the proteins found in the line up of Petcurean products!



What You Need To Know To Take A Winter RV Camping Trip


When the temperatures are low and the days are short doesn't mean you can't appreciate with your RV outdoors in the wintertime. Campgrounds that are usually open are for the most part unfilled, the fresh air i calm and quiet. All things considered, the best part: no bugs and insects. Have a relaxing and enjoyable winter trip with these tips to enable you to set up your RV and appreciate an offseason experience.

Prepare Your RV For Winter

Before taking off, the most essential thing to do is ensure your RV will be up to the rigors of winter outdoors. Most present RVs are composed, fabricated and protected to take chilly climate of the outside. Regardless of the possibility that you don't have the most recent in RV innovation you can even now make your trailer or RV comfortable.

Checking The Outside


Check window seals and re-caulk where required. Analyze the climate stripping on every single outside entryway particularly the passage-storm cellar zones and get to boards and supplant if it is important to keep frosty drafts out.

You can likewise cut protecting froth sheets, accessible at home change shops, to fit cozily between the RV outline and the ground the distance around the base of your apparatus. This hindrance will help protect tanks, water lines and the floor by shutting unconscious. RV skirts can help, however they don't give as much protection

Holding Those Tanks

Purge your black and gray water tanks before your outing. Include about a quart of unique pink RV radiator fluid (not the green kind utilized as a part of autos) to each. This will shield the valves from solidifying. Protect the channels depleting into the tanks with froth pipe protection, and consider including electric pipe warmers on the off chance that you'll be exploring the great outdoors in underneath solidifying temperatures for an expanded time.


Getting The Right Water Hose

On the off chance that you don’t have fresh water attached, consider purchasing a warmed water hose to avert solidification or blasting. These are controlled with an indoor regulator and AC power is required to work. Keep all hoses and links off the ground or out of the snow. Even better: fill your new water tank, and afterward separate your hose from the campground fixture and let the water drain out.

Windows, Windows & Windows


On the off chance that you don't have double sheet windows, you might have the capacity to retrofit with protected RV windows. Or, on the other hand, you can include protected window ornaments. Keep them shut around evening time to trap in warm air.

For a Class A or Class C RV, a protected drapery made to isolate the cockpit from the living region will lessen the measure of lodge space you have to warm, sparing propane or power. A minimal effort arrangement is to cover your windows within with thwart sponsored froth protection, accessible at most home store. Lightweight and simple to cut, you can connect snare and circle clasp to the window outline and the protection to hold them set up.

Roof Vents

Most RVs have rooftop vents or bay windows, perfect spots for warmth to spill out. Close these spots by introducing RV vent pads, which fit safely into most standard-estimate vents basically by driving position. In case you're convenient, you can likewise make custom-estimate vent pads out of thick froth cushioning, accessible at home change or texture stores.

Balancing Out Jacks

Balancing out jacks can stop to cleared or solid cushions, so put squares of wood underneath them. Along these lines, you can raise the jacks, drive forward, and after that free the squares with ice soften, a mallet and an etch. Or, then again, simply leave the pieces and get substitutions later.

Icebox

The refrigerant in a propane or electric icebox is a solution of hydrogen gas, alkali, refined water and sodium carbonate, all under 200 PSI weight. At the point when outside temperatures dip under 20 degrees Fahrenheit, this fluid may swing to a gel that can plug the refrigeration framework's coils for all time.

To help maintain a strategic distance from this, expel the outside cooler get to cover and apply channel tape over the best two out of three vent openings. Do this within the cover to forestall leaving cement outwardly while evacuating the tape.

A simpler option is to embed round half-inch pipe protection in the best two openings all things considered. To a great degree cool climate, it might be important to put a little space radiator in the compartment, set on low. Ensure that the heater is not close to any combustible surfaces.

Author  Bio
Stella Grant

My name is Stella Grant . I am the founder of Speedfinal.com . Automotive is my passion, and I'm looking forward to sharing it with everyone.


Why You Should Try These 6 Things in Las Vegas



We’ve all heard the saying – what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Because of that, it has gotten a reputation as this amazing wonderland that has tons of things for you to be able to enjoy as much as you want. That being said, you want to make sure that you’re doing everything possible to be able to have fun and enjoy your trip. Here are six things that you want to be sure that you don’t miss on your adventures in Vegas.

1. The Casinos! Of course, we all know that we should be headed to the casinos when we’re out there and enjoying everything that Vegas has to offer us. So, make sure that you find the ones that give you the best deals, that allow you to have the most food, and that have the slots and games that you will enjoy while you’re on the strip.

2.  Go adventuring off of the strip. Many people make the mistake of doing everything on the strip while they are in Vegas. While that can be a fun experience, it’s an even better idea to check out some of the places where locals like to go and explore. You may find a variety of hidden gems and, when all is said and done, you’ll enjoy the peace and quiet when you’re done with all that is going on around the strip on a daily basis, as well.

3. Find some great pho! When you’re looking for delicious food from Pacific-Asian cultures, Vegas is a great place for you to look. Make sure that you do your research and do everything that you can in order to make sure that you find the best place for pho in Las Vegas. That way, you’ll be set and ready to enjoy some of the most delicious food that is available for you to enjoy.

4. Go to a show! There are tons of amazing shows, filled with talent and fun, that you can enjoy while you’re in Vegas. Go to at least one, if not more, in order to ensure that you’re getting the full experience that Vegas has to offer you.

5. Enjoy a trip on a Gondola. We all know that gondola trips by moonlight are romantic – but did you know that you could have one of those experiences while you are on your trip to Vegas? The Venetian is a popular location for many people visiting Vegas, and their gondola trips are one of the reasons why.


6. Be a Daredevil. There is a wide array of experiences that you can enjoy when you go to Vegas, and some of them can make you feel like a daredevil. Whether you take a jump off of a high ledge (with safety features, of course), you go zip lining through the city, or you try any of the other stunts that are in the city, you are bound to have a great time. 


Monday, July 24, 2017

#Giveaway SONGMICS Coat Rack Purse Rack Hall Tree


When it comes to organizing the home and finding ways to keep it from looking too cluttered, I find that I enjoy adding those home pieces that help to organize and give me the decorative solutions that I seek. Like many, we have a collection of jackets, purses, and umbrellas in my home, but the thing is, even with the summer weather upon us, I find that when it comes to living in the PNW, that the weather is milder than other places and it rains more than other places as well. With that said, in those mornings where we wake up to weather in the 50's, we find that having those jackets handy is a must, and unlike many where the jackets are put away until the cooler weather returns, we have ours out year round. So, in order to keep from jackets getting thrown around on the backs of chairs or in the closet, I have found that having a coat rack is a must, and with the SONGMICS Coat Rack Purse Rack Hall Tree with 14 Rotating Plastic Hooks, I can get the coat rack we need that has plenty of hooks available for everyone to hang their items on in my home.



When the coat rack arrived, I was eager to get it put together and begin using it to help organize my home. I found the assembly to be very simple, and within 5-10 minutes after opening the box, I had the SONGMICS Coat Rack Purse Rack Hall Tree all set up! From there, I found that with the hooks on the top along with the other 6 that go along the body, that I could find spots to hang not only everyone's jackets, but also mine and my daughter's purses, some backpacks and even an umbrella!

The look is also very nice with the espresso coloring allowing it to go nicely with other pieces in the home and I like the size, which allows me to place it in various places around my house as I please. Another plus that I like is that I can remove or reset the hooks as needed by simply taking them off and on or by sliding the bottom 6 off and on as needed. Then when it comes to moving the rack around, I found that this coat rack is light weight, so when I do need to move it, I can do it with ease. Making the SONGMICS Coat Rack Purse Rack Hall Tree a great piece to add to any home when you are seeking a great home organizational solution for hanging those jackets, purses, backpacks and more on! And to help with organizing your home with a functional and decorative piece, the wonderful people from SONGMICS would like to give one of my amazing readers their own SONGMICS Coat Rack Purse Rack Hall Tree!





Product received, thank you to SONGMICS as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

The Crowns of Croswald


When it comes to the summer and finding ways to beat that dreaded summer brain drain, I find that as a parent, that I like to seek out not just the activities to help keep the kids engaged but also the books as well. For me, this is something that I not only do when we head out to the bookstores or go online to seek out new books to read, but that my kids also enjoy doing. And with each of my kids, I know that they not only enjoy different genres but also have different tastes in the levels of reading due to the various ages in my home. So when we were sent the new book, The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night, I was excited to share it with my teen so that she could add it to her summer reading list!

In the book, The Crowns of Croswald, you get a story that takes you into the world of magic, where you have a kingdom that has a evil ruler. Kids in this world attend a school of magic called Halls of Ivy, where the kids learn to master their powers along with learning about the powers that the gems of Croswald have. And like many kids in this magical world, a young lady named Ivy finds herself with powers that she learns to master when she enrolls in the magical school.

Ivy is a child who is not only magical, but who is unique in a few different ways. This includes the fact that she is a orphan, who was treated badly and finds herself living on the streets after being thrown out of the castle she both served and grew up in. Along with her being alone, Ivy finds that her powers are strong, and that she is unique, and as she learns more about her powers, finds that she might be the one who can save Croswald from the evil that rules over the people.

Estrella has found this fantasy book to be one that she has enjoyed reading, and a book that she has been sharing with her friends as well. She liked how the story really grabbed her attention, and included characters that she could relate to with having them being of similar age to my daughter. She also liked how it is similar to the Harry Potter series that she has enjoyed reading, taking her to a magical world. Making the new book, The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night a book that will make a great one to add to your middle schoolers reading list!

You can find, The Crowns of Croswald on Amazon or Goodreads today.



Product received, thank you to D.E. Night as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

Appetite Control with LOVIDIA



When it comes to our day to day lives, as a mom I find that the meals and snacks I might go with might not always be the right choice. I also find that there are times where I will eat more than I had initially intended. This then leads to that weight gain that unlike it was 10 years ago, does not go away like I wish it would. So having products like LOVIDIA on hand, helps to not only control my appetite but also helps with reaching those weight loss goals I set for myself.


It does this by controlling the hunger urges I get throughout the day, and when I go to eat my meals and snacks, controls the hunger so I do not have a large appetite and end up eating too much. In hand this allows me to eat less, gain that self control over what I am eating and how much I eat, and find more energy to loose the weight! In fact, when you add LOVIDIA to your daily life, even as a busy mom who thinks they do not have time to diet, well LOVIDIA can help with that as well when you use the LOVIDIA app along with the program.

The app reminds you when to take LOVIDIA, gives you great tips which include recipes that are geared towards helping with those goals. You can also track your weight, and even get great health and lifestyle tips as well as much more! Making the choice to add LOVIDIA to your daily life, a choice that is sure to help you make the changes you want to, and reach those weight loss goals!






Product received, thank you to LOVIDIA as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Childproof Your Electrical Outlets


Having your home be a safe place for your kids is the most important thing you can do as a homeowner and a parent. That’s why people childproof their homes. If you haven’t done this before, it is a good idea to do it as soon as possible. This article focuses on childproofing electrical outlets.
If you are not an electrician, you shouldn’t be dealing with electrical installations either. Find a licensed electrician to do all your electrical works. Experts at Patriot Electric & Generator Service explain why it is important in this article http://patriotelectric.biz/why-choose-licensed-electrician-orange-county-ny/.
Even though the electrician should be doing all the electrical works, you still need to know what needs to be done to keep your home safe for kids.

Tamper-Proof Outlets

The best place to start is your outlets. If your home is a bit older, chances are that it has regular outlets installed. Newer homes are usually already equipped with these. It is easy to check if you have these. Look at an outlet. If the two slits where the plug goes are just holes, your outlet is not tamper-proof, and therefore not safe for your kids.
Tamperproof outlets have plastic covers which prevent anything other than electrical appliances to be pushed into them. That way, your kid playing around cannot accidentally electrocute themselves.

Sliding Outlets

These are handy because they are fairly easy to use, and they don’t require much effort to install either. Essentially, they look like normal outlets, but the part which lets you plug your appliances in needs to be slid to one side in order to reach the electrical grid. The problem with these is that kids can easily figure out how they work, so they are only effective for a short time.

Outlet Caps

If there are outlets which you don’t use as often, you can close them up with outlet caps. These small plastic caps fit perfectly into the holes of regular outlets and cannot be taken out without some effort or skill, neither of which your child can muster at a young age. You could get them for all of your outlets, but it is a drag to constantly put them in and out of the outlets when you use them. And you could even forget to replace them after you’re done using the outlet.

Occupied Outlets

Just because an outlet is occupied, it doesn’t mean it is safe for kids. Some chords are surprisingly easy to unplug, even for a child. So, you may want to protect those as well. There are easy-to-mount outlet covers which are easy enough for you to easily put them on or take them off, but sturdy enough to keep your kids from messing with them.

Power Strips

With more and more electrical devices in our home, a lot of us use power strips. However, these devices are just a bunch of outlets in one place, therefore unsafe for kids. Fortunately, just like with outlets, you can use outlet caps or specialized power strip covers. These covers slide on top of the power strip and need to be moved in order to be able to use the outlet.
New parents have a lot of things to learn and start seeing everything just a bit differently. Even a plain electrical outlet is a potential hazard for a young child and needs to be taken seriously.

You can contact Patriot Electric & Generator Service at
400 NY-17M suite #4, Monroe, NY 10950, USA
845-576-6700





Thursday, July 20, 2017

#Giveaway Individualized Artisan-Style Pizza for the Family at MOD Pizza



When it comes to finding restaurants to head to when we are out and about with the family, I find that I like to seek out the options that offer choices and that also offer fast service. I do this because for one, when it comes to my kids, I have learned that each one is very different in their likes and dislikes. And for two, when we go out with the kids for lunch or even dinner while we are out and about, they do not like to sit and wait for long periods of time to eat. So heading to places like MOD Pizza is always a yes when we name off places to go to when everyone is hungry! 


See when we go to any one of our local MOD Pizza locations, we can not only get a taste of our beloved Seattle based Artisan-style pizza, but we can customize each pizza that we order so everyone gets what they want. This helps to eliminate the fight over toppings, and gives the kids a fun experience each time we go in as they choose their sauces or sauce mixes, which toppings they want, and even finish the process by enjoying some of the fresh lemonades they offer! The kids also like that after ordering, getting their drinks and finding a table, they can watch as their pizzas are placed in the fired oven, and within just a few minutes,  they are ready to be served!

Then when it comes to why as a parent I enjoy heading to MOD Pizza with the family other than the choices of toppings and speed of service, I can appreciate that the dough is pressed daily, the vegetables are roasted there, and the ingredients are quality ingredients that make MOD Pizza really stand out from the rest. And if that is not enough, the prices are also made to be very family friendly, where we can go in and get everyone a full meal, to where everyone is satisfied without breaking the bank. Making the choice to add MOD Pizza to our list of family favorite dining choices, one that my entire family and I can really appreciate! And to help with giving you and your family a taste of that individualized Artisan-style pizza, I will be giving one of my amazing readers a $25 gift card to MOD Pizza!!!







Product received, thank you to MOD Pizza as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with Baskin Robbins


When it comes to the summer time fun that we enjoy, we find that we also like to add some of those sweet cold treats to the mix. We do this by heading to Baskin Robbins, where we can find a variety of flavors and treats that are sure to satisfy all of the different likes in my house. And when we heard that July is National Ice Cream Month, we fount that it is the perfect time to head to our local Baskin Robbins and celebrate with sweet treats!


See this month when we head to Baskin Robbins, we can not only enjoy some of the many sweet ice cream treats that include the cookie sandwiches, milk shakes, sundaes and cones, but also check out others like the ice cream of the month and the new Mint Chocolate Chip Polar Pizza! With the Polar Pizzas, we can pick from the selection or create our own, and get a treat that we can customize during those hot days by choosing a ice cream along with toppings, and even pick the cookie crust. The Polar Pizzas also offer us a very shareable treat that everyone can enjoy, allowing us to cool down on those hot summer days with a sweet treat! Which in all, makes the choice to head to Baskin Robbins as we celebrate National Ice Cream Month, a choice that my whole family can appreciate!




Product received, thank you to Baskin Robbins as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bath Time Fun with Crazy Foam


When it comes to those bath times in my house, we like to ensure that our kids not only have the bathing products they need but also make those products fun. We do this because like many kids, mine look at bath time as a time to not only get clean but also a time to play in the water. And like many parents with kids who like to play during bath times, we like to seek out the bathing products that have some of their favorite characters incorporated in them. So when we were sent 2 of the newest collections from the Crazy Foam line up, I was excited to share them with my kids and add them to our bath time routines!


These two new collections include the characters from My Little Pony and Transformers, which are both character collections that my kids like! I also like that when we add the products from Crazy Foam to our bathrooms, that the kids can not only have fun with the Crazy Foam in the tub, but also use them for when in the shower or when washing their hands. So if you have kids who are Transformers or My Little Pony fans, be sure to add some Crazy Foam to your bath times and kids bathrooms today!



Product received, thank you to Crazy Foam as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

Pretzel Dogs Available for a Limited Time at Sonic


When it comes to those on the go fast meals and snacks that we seek out, I find that I like to head to those places over the summer that offer both the cold treats along with a variety of food options. And like many, I find that heading to my local Sonic Drive In allows us to find the varieties we seek. So when we were told about the Pretzel Dogs that are now at Sonic, we were curious to check them out and share about them with our readers! 


See right now for a limited time, when you head to your local Sonic, you can pick up a classic summer favorite that has been reinvented when you grab one of the Pretzel Dogs! The Pretzel Dogs are not only a favorite of mine, but a favorite of many fans as well, and they make for a great grab and go snack or meal when you pair one with a side and a drink! And when you head to Sonic to pick up your Pretzel Dogs before they are gone, you can choose from two flavors which include the Original that is topped with mustard or the Cheesy Bacon Pretzel Dog that comes topped with melty cheese, crispy bacon and grilled onions! Making that summer classic with the Pretzel Dog one that you do not want to miss, and one that is sure to have you going back for more.



Product received, thank you to Sonic as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

#Giveaway My Little Veterinarian Kit from Little Medical School


When it comes to little ones, as a parent, I find those imaginations to be fascinating. It amazes me to watch as my kids can take simple toys and create their own scenarios with those toys. I also find that as a parent, I like to seek out the toys and products that can help to feed those imaginations and watch as their playtime goes to all new levels! And like many kids, mine enjoy playing with the role play products and enjoy taking their play to new levels by pretending to take on a variety of careers. So when we were sent the My Little Veterinarian Kit from the Little Medical School, I was excited to share it with my preschooler and watch his imagination soar!


With the My Little Veterinarian Kit from the line up of fun medical school inspired kits from Little Medical School, my preschooler can play like he is a real veterinarian student in school with the tools that are provided. These tools are ones that offer him fun activities that allow him to explore the world of medicine, science, health and taking care of pets. The kit includes:

Little Medical School White Coat
Student Doctor ID Badge
Adoption Certificate
Plush Dog with Bandana
Markers
Tape Measure
Pet Assessment Form
Modeling Dough
Dog Bone Cookie Cutter
Recipe Card
Tweezers
Tick Removal Stickers
Plastic Bag
Gloves
Diploma
Workbook



Then when it comes to the role play, I like that my little pet doctor can dress up like a real veterinarian student in the lab coat that is included, use the gloves as he conducts exams, and give the cute puppy stuffed animal a clean bill of health when he is done treating him! In fact, when it comes to the lab coat that is included in the kit, I like that we can start his play by holding a Veterinary School Ceremony, where we can put his lab coat on him as he begins the school like activities, just like with a real med school ceremony! I also like that once he has taken the initial med school pledge to begin the road to learning how to be a veterinarian, the activities he can do are ones that teach him along the way. Once he has completed all of the activities, he can then graduate the Little Medical School and not only recite the oath but receive a fun diploma as well! Making the choice to add the fun kits like the My Little Veterinarian Kit from the selection at Little Medical School, a choice that both you and your little ones are sure to appreciate! And to help with getting your little ones ready for med school, the wonderful people from Little Medical School would like to give one of my amazing readers their own Little Medical School kit!





Product received, thank you to Little Medical School as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

Cars 3: Driven to Win for XBOX ONE



When it comes to the summer and our family nights, we find that we have a little more time to enjoy that time together. This is because unlike during the school year, our bed times are a little later, allowing those family nights to last longer than at other times of the year. With that said, I find that when we have our family game nights, that we have the time to check out multiple games or add those video games the kids love to the mix where we can have fun competitions together. So when we were sent the game, Car 3: Driven to Win for our XBOX One to review, we were very excited to check it out and add it to our family game night!


With the game, Cars 3: Driven to Win you get a fun family friendly driving competition game that can be played with one or multiple players. The game picks up right where the Cars 3 movie left off, allowing you and your kids to test your skills and battle it out on the racetracks! For each game you can choose the character to go with from the 20 characters, which skill level you want to go with, along with the track you want to take on! The characters are not only the ones you see in the movie, but they are also customizable, allowing you to get a more personal approach when choosing a character to race with.



Then when it comes to the tracks, there are 20 to choose from, and on each track you collect fun power modes that can be used to up your racing game! Making the choice to add the new game, Cars 3: Driven to Win to your next family game night one that you and your kids are sure to enjoy!.






Product received, thank you to Wild Republic as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.