MONSTER JAM *Christmas Ticket Giveaway*


Monster Jam is coming back to Nashville,  and what better gift is there than a Family 4 pack of tickets!!! Talk about an unbeatable gift!!

My family and I have loved attending Monster Jam for years now. They never fail to put on the best shows! My son and daughter go bonkers over the freestyle round and getting to vote for who they want to win on mine and their dad’s phone.

Enter this giveaway on the Giveaway Tools entry form at the bottom of this post.

Monster Jam® Triple Threat SeriesTM Returns to Bridgestone Arena

Monster Jam Trucks set to make their Nashville debut

WHAT: Monster Jam®, the unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable, most family-friendly motor sport in the world today will tear through Nashville for three adrenaline pumping Triple Threat SeriesTM events at Bridgestone Arena on January 5-6, 2019.

Featuring eight of the most intense athletes of Monster Jam, Nashville fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor contending in customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and of course, the iconic Monster Jam trucks in six events sure to leave fans on the edge of their seats.

Now across all Monster Jam events, fans in every city will have the chance to vote for the winner in the two-wheel and freestyle competitions by real-time, in-venue fan voting on their smartphones.

Fans are invited to the pre-event Pit Party before the event where they can get up-close-and personal with the Monster Jam trucks and drivers, take photos and get autographs.

WHERE:   Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

WHEN:   January 5 – 1 PM (Pit Party at 10:30 AM)

January 5 – 7 PM

January 6 – 2 PM (Pit Party at 11:30 AM)

Featured trucks/drivers:

Blue Thunder – Matt Cody

El Toro Loco – Mark List

Grave Digger – Brandon Vinson

Monster Energy – Coty Saucier

Monster Mutt Rottweiler – Cody Snyder

Pirates Curse – Justin Hicks

Soldier Fortune – Kayla Blood

Zombie – Amy Houde

TICKETS:   Tickets to the show are on sale now and start at $22. You can purchase tickets at

ONLINE MEDIA GUIDE: Media can download truck/driver photos and other press materials directly at

For more information on a Monster Jam near you, please log onto or follow us via our social channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube

I will run this giveaway until 4:00 pm cst. I will email the winner right away, and winner will have until the next day to respond.



Celebrate Christmas with Ugly Christmas Sweaters!! *Giveaway*


Christmas Season is officially here! I say “officially” because I’ve already seen friends put their trees up. Is it ever too early for Christmas time cheer, though? Honestly, No. The answer (in my opinion) will forever be no.

I love everything about Christmas, but one of my absolute favorite things are the parties. Ugly Christmas Sweater parties to be exact. I always see these awesome sweaters people wear and I always assume they must make them themselves for their sweaters to look as crazy as they do. But recently I learned of  and you just have to go on and see for yourself how amazingly creative and unique these sweaters are.

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My other favorite thing about the Holidays are the movies! I was so happy to see that our favorite holiday movies and Ugly Christmas Sweaters go hand in hand!! I LOVE National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. It is not Christmas for me and my husband until we watch that movie. Of course when I saw the Christmas Vacation Sweater I knew I had to have it! It had my name all over it!!!


I like my sweaters to fit a bit baggy, so I ordered a size Medium and it fits just as I like it. I can’t wait to rock this sweater at all my Christmas gatherings this year. I even told my kids that mommy is going to wear this sweater for every Christmas from here on out.

Ugly Christmas Sweater  is offering a great giveaway for F.D.T.D.C. readers!! ONE of my lucky followers will win a $40.00 credit for!! So, go on, take a look around the website and come back and comment with your favorite sweater! Make sure you record your entry on the Giveaway Tools form below. I will keep this giveaway open for a week.




Marvel Universe Live is coming to Nashville! Ticket Giveaway!!

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Marvel fans, assemble for this live, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands in this all-new, spectacular arena production.
Produced by Feld Entertainment, Marvel Universe LIVE! is performing at Bridgestone Arena on:


  • Dec. 6, 2018: 7 PM
  • Dec. 7, 2018: 7 PM
  • Dec. 8, 2018: 11 AM, 3 PM, 7 PM
  • Dec. 9, 2018: 1 PM, 5 PM


Star Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Groot and Drax make their live show debut bringing their courage and misfit wit to Marvel Universe LIVE! Alongside Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk, Black Widow, Wasp and Iron Fist, the Guardians of the Galaxy help fight the scheming, menacing and loathsome villains Loki, Yondu and Green Goblin. Audiences will join in the quest that sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother.
Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial maneuvers, pyrotechnics, martial arts, motorcycles stunts and vast video projection in this completely new thrilling adventure. Fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel universe and experience it all with their family…LIVE!
Tickets are on sale now and start at $27, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or at
*Ticket pricing is subject to change based on market demand
With a BIG thank you to Feld Entertainment ONE of my lucky readers will win a Family 4 pack of Tickets to see the show. Enter below using the Giveaway Tools entry form.


Vampirina’s fangtastic Ice-scream Sundae recipe #Vampirina #VampirinaGhoulGirlsRock

Have a little one who loves Vampirina? Make their dessert night special by creating a fangtastic sundae for them.

I scream! You scream! We all scream for ice cream! In this case, you’ll be screaming for a very special VAMPIRINA Ice Scream Sundae!

Check out this scary-awesome recipe to make your own! Recipe

It is sure to bring out your inner ghoul!

While you’re at the store getting everything you need for that delicious sundae,  don’t forget to pick up VAMPIRINA: GHOUL GIRLS ROCK!

 It is available on Disney DVD today November 6th


Hen in a Hurry: Chef prepared meal subscriptions


Chef prepared meal subscriptions made with clean, sustainably sourced, responsibly raised ingredients from our trusted farmers and purveyors.

No Waste. No Prep. No Preservatives. Just heat and enjoy!

Hen in a Hurry was hatched in the small kitchen of the popular Greensboro, North Carolina eatery, Iron Hen Cafe. Spurred by a flock of requests from loyal patrons this idea came to fruition, delivering sustainable, ethically-sourced, prepared meals to you – at work or home.

We favor organic and locally grown, but make exceptions in order to highlight other farmers and producers, who use time-honored methods and deliver very good products.

Our Mission is to connect the food we serve…to the farm it came from…to the people we love.

We pride ourselves in being responsible both, locally and globally, and proudly bring these offerings to you from our 10,000 square foot commissary kitchen located in Downtown Greensboro’s Morehead Foundry.

All subscriptions are no commitment – pause or cancel any time. All orders placed by 12 Noon EST on Thursday will be shipped the following Monday afternoon. If ship date falls on a holiday then orders will be shipped the following day.

Use code “SHIP4FREE” to get free shipping on orders over $100. Details, call (888) 963-9856 or email
Chef Prepared Meal Subscription up to 45% OFF – Hen in a Hurry does Prepared Meals Delivered to Your Home or Office

What You’ll Get:
Select from One of our Offers:

* (30) Individual Meals – Subscription for a month – Regular Price: $315.00 – Deal: 45% off ($141.75 off) 1st months subscription **Code: 45offFamilyGuide

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Visit and pick one of the advertised subscriptions. During checkout set up your account and then enter in the promo code associated with the deal you choose.

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Watch out Halloween, the force is strong this year! Tv Store Online has costumes of your favorite characters right off the big screen.

The online selection is so huge you have to check it out for yourself. It’s like being thrown into a time warp and finding your favorite TV shows you loved as a kid and being able to order apparel that matches them!!! From Doug, to Legends of the Hidden Temple, Care Bears, and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers has it all!


It would have been impossible for me to choose what to order, but the decision was easy for my Star Wars crazed son. He chose the classic Chewbacca  one piece pajama. He has his best buddy, the Porg. Now we only need to get him a Chewbacca mask and this kiddo is set for Halloween night.


This costume/PJ onesie is the perfect fit for my little Wookie. I ordered him 1 size up but it fits him great. It is made better than most costumes, because it has the coziness of pajamas. I have a good feeling he’ll be wearing this long after Halloween is over.

TV Store Online is one of the largest online retailers today of Halloween
costumes. They’ve had some of their costumes featured on The Today Show, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Good Morning America, and the Ellen Show.

They are a very well loved online store & have so many great costumes, lucky for you they’re offering to give ONE lucky “F.D.T.D.C.” reader a $40.00 credit to spend at their store. All you have to do is comment with your favorite tv character and enter using the giveaway tools link below.

I will leave this giveaway running until 10/7 9pm CST. Enter, comment, and share guys!! Halloween will be here before we know it!



Disney On Ice Frozen~ Family 4pk Ticket Giveaway!!


Hey Nashville!!! Disney On Ice is back!!

My Family and I go to this event every time they are here and I am never disappointed. It truly is a great time for the whole entire family. It is nice because even my son (who is not Frozen’s biggest fan) has a blast because he gets to see other Disney friends as well. This will be our first time taking our 1 year old but I know even she will have a great time. The show is hosted by Mickey & Minnie, and my baby girl is already crazy about them.

Disney On Ice presents FROZEN will be at Bridgestone Arena for FOUR days!!

Sept. 13 – Sept 16

Be a part of Anna’s adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Join Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven as they encounter wintry conditions and mystical trolls in a race to bring back summer. Hosted by Mickey and Minnie, your whole family will sing along to unforgettable music and be delighted with special appearances by the Disney Princesses, Woody, Buzz, Dory and more. Experience magic at every turn and create memories to last a lifetime at Disney On Ice presents Frozen – the show worth melting for!

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Get Tickets and Check out Show Times HERE

F.D.T.D.C has your chance to win a Family 4pk of Tickets to See Anna, Elsa and other Disney friends live and on the ice! Giveaway will run from 8/15 to 8/30. Please enter using the link below.


SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium and LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan

I’ve lived in Michigan my whole life,  until I turned 21, then my husband and I moved ourselves to Nashville,  Tennessee.
Growing up in Michigan I never thought many exciting things were happening around us. Our family fun days usually involved being outdoors, fishing and taking trips “up north” (northern Michigan) as we call it. The closest thing I considered amusement was Cedar Point in Ohio. And Great Lakes Crossing mall was the fancy place we’d go to around Christmas time to do some shopping.

Although I moved, we still like to visit the ol “Mitten” once in a while  to see our friends and family and so I bet you can understand why I was SO happy to learn that Great Lakes Crossing is still thriving and now has a SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND® Discovery Center!!!!


Great Lakes Crossing is still as beautiful of a mall as I remember, only now, I would absolutely plan for a family vacation to visit Michigan even if I didn’t have family there. I am so happy that these wonderful attractions are now in the state that I called home for so many years!!


Now I’ll get to the point, sense I know you probably would love to read more about these awesome places!

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First we visited SEA LIFE Aquarium . I would say this was my favorite experience
because I am a total lover for all things aquatic. We walked through and experienced
each bit of fun within under 2 hours and our kids were in awe every second of the way.




There are so many interactive things for the kids to do,  and many cool facts about the sea and creatures inside of it. Their favorite was of course the touch tank. The very intelligent (and patient)  employee was at the tank answering every question anyone had about all the creatures in the tank. It was so cool to be able to touch sea stars, and hermit crabs. There were even Cleaner Shrimp in the tank. My kids recognize them as Jacques from Finding Nemo 😂
I never would have imagined all the cool things my kids (and us adults too) got to experience while we were there.




Although the touch tank was amazing,  I’d have to say my favorite part was the tunnel we got to walk through.  It was amazing to see the sharks,  Stingrays,  and (my favorite) a sea turtle!!!
The pictures are great, but they do not do this place and its creatures justice. SEA LIFE Aquarium  is a beautiful place to visit with your family.
There is something so therapeutic about being surrounded by water to me. There is even a bench inside the walk through tunnel to sit and enjoy the creatures swimming all around and above you. I could have stayed at SEA LIFE Aquarium all day long, but we had one more adventure to go on, and this one my Son just could not wait another second for..
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 LEGOLAND® Discovery Center is every LEGO® lovers dream place. I immediately saw my husband and sons eyes light up right when we got to the front desk.
Right away you can see the Detroit pride, and the thing I loved most was that every employee we had an encounter with you can tell they were genuinely happy to be there. Both here at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center and SEA LIFE Aquarium everyone was so friendly, knowledgeable, and was great with kids!! The employees of a place have such an impact on the experience a family has..I’ve had an experience ruined before because of unhappy people who did not know how to treat children, so for me to see happy smiling faces and positive attitudes right away at the front desks/ticket counters I knew right away that we’d have a great experience inside as well.
My kids were so excited for the interactive rides, which is what we went on right away. Kingdom Quest was so much fun for our little ones. You get to go through a course to help the mama dragon find one of her babies and battle the bad guys with lasers.  It was entertaining and had some pretty neat masterpieces to look at!!
The other ride was Merlins Apprentice Ride, and we loved it so much we rode it twice! The faster you peddle the higher up you’ll be.




Next, we walked through MINILAND. It’s built from A LOT of bricks: over 1.5 million!
This place blew my mind! I absolutely loved seeing Detroit in LEGO® bricks form!!! I felt like I was able to take my kids on a tour of Detroit showing them all the famous landmarks in just a quick minute.  Of course there’s nothing like going to see the real thing, but the builders at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center have got some major talent!! They recreated a live concert that is interactive. The kids can make the lights come on and the band members play. Downtown Detroit looks so lifelike! The Renaissance center, the water front, the Ambassador Bridge, the spirit of Detroit!!! Holy smokes, was MINILAND breathtaking.
The kids were also able to play pinball at Comerica Park and score a homerun 😉
I loved when all the lights when off and Downtown Detroit LIT UP! They play fireworks on the walls and it felt like I was on top of a building staring down at the citys nightlife.

The Earthquake Center was where my husband and son built a building that was in their terms “indestructable”, and while they were doing that my daughter and I visited the Underwater Quest! It was so neat! It looked like it was underwater and had so many sweet masterpieces!




There really is something fun for everyone here at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center .

My boys (husband and son) very much enjoyed the LEGO® RACERS: BUILD & TEST station.  They spent so much time building their perfect racers and testing them down the steep ramps.




My 10 month old really enjoyed playing in the DUPLO® Farm area with the giant sized LEGO® bricks.


While my baby was right there, my big girl went to visit the “girls” over in the LEGO® FRIENDS part. Each station had something awesome built in the play area. My daughters favorite was the beautiful pink Lighthouse.




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With regret we were not able to visit the 4D cinema, because my youngest had a very long day and was getting pretty cranky. I read the sign outside the cinema door and it sounded like it would be a blast!


We could not leave without visiting the LEGO® CITY PLAY ZONE!! This playscape area looked like something a kid would dream up! My littles kept running out to me saying “we escaped jail!!” all while you heard this faint alarm going off.


We all had so much fun here at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center. Overall I’d have to say we spent around 3 hours in there, so it definitely makes for a good day trip.

The gift shops to both attractions were the cherries on top of each perfect sundae 😉 Each of us found something we loved!



I will always recommend trying to visit both LEGOLAND® Discovery Center and SEA LIFE Aquarium in the same trip. They offer some great ticket combo deals, and children under 2 are always free.

My family and I can not wait to visit again. I am sure everytime we go to Michigan they will ask about Great Lakes Crossing mall now.

Sunshine state of mind

Ladies Summer is finally here and what makes you feel better than a nice set of nails? The only thing is, I rarely find time to go sit at a salon for an hour or more. I have 3 kids, and I get looked at funny if I roll in a salon with my 3 kid crew. Haha!

But I’ve been hearing different vloggers brag about these Kiss acrylic glue on nails,  so of course once I saw they were under $7 I had to try them!

This post is not sponsored I just have to share with you when I find stuff that I love! Especially if it’s as easy as PRESS ON NAILS!


I found the ones I needed at Kroger.  They are the Acrylic nude RS (really short). I wanted to paint them a nice Summer color, so I needed the nude ones. They also have ones that have a French manicure look. I will buy the petite ones  next time because even the “Really Short” ones I have on are a little too long for my liking.  But these nails guys!!! It looks like I went to the salon!


Application was simple and everything you need is included.  Except the alcohol I used before I applied the nails to strip my nails of any oils.

I painted the nails before applying them to my fingers because I am the QUEEN of smudging fresh paint. I am not even kidding.  So I painted and let them sit for about an hour or so.

I used my beautiful  “Sunshine state of mind ” orange by Essie. Essie is my all time favorite polish!


I filed my nails a bit to rough them up some,  then wiped with an alcohol swab, applied glue to the nail and my nail and bam!

I did my nails last night and so far I have had to reglue one of them, but I did shower, wash bottles and give two out of 3 kids a bath. Lol.

My life is non stop, so I’ll take having to reglue one of my $7 nails anytime!  They are pretty and feel strong.  I will be applying these  for special occasions and whenever I want to feel pretty from now on.  I’m so happy I found out about these!



Monster Jam will be at Nissan Stadium on JUNE 23rd
Guys!!! Monster Jam is coming to Nashville, and it will be at my favorite venue! Nissan Stadium!!! Be sure to leave a comment naming your favorite Monster Jam Truck & enter the giveaway.
The event will feature:
  • Avenger driven by Jim Koehler
  • Brutus driven by Brad Allen
  • Grave Digger driven by Adam Anderson
  • Great Clips Mohawk Warrior driven by Bryce Kenny
  • Jester driven by Matt Pagliarulo
  • Lucas Oil Crusader driven by Linsey Weenk
  • Max-D driven by Tom Meents
  • Mutant driven by Todd LeDuc
  • Saigon Shaker driven by Ryan Disharoon
  • Son-uva Digger driven by Ryan Anderson
  • Team Hot Wheels driven by Scott Buetow
  • VP Racing Fuels’ Mad Scientist driven by Lee O’Donnell
  • Whiplash driven by Brianna Mahon
Unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable, Monster Jam takes center stage in the world’s most iconic venues like Nissan Stadium sporting meticulously manicured dirt tracks created with the sole purpose of pushing these perfectly engineered, larger-than-life trucks to the limit.
Monster Jam is one of the only sports where male and female world-class drivers, some generational rivals, are equals competing for the same championship on the same track. Following racing, new in 2018 across all Monster Jam events, fans in every city will have the chance to vote for the truck winner in the two-wheel and freestyle competitions by real-time, in-stadium fan voting on their smartphones.
Tickets are available at the Nissan Stadium box office, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or at
Also new in 2018 is a Pit Party Early Access pass available for purchase with an event ticket. The upgraded pass provides early entry in to the Pit Party on June 23 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. and the opportunity to get up close and personal to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers. It also will serve as a regular Pit Party pass from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. with the general public. Monster Jam drivers are only in the Pit Party signing autographs until 5 p.m.


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F.D.T.D.C has  a family 4 pack of tickets to give away to ONE lucky Nashville winner!
The tickets are for Saturday, January 23rd 7:00pm
To enter please follow the Giveaway Tools entry link below.