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

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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.

 

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SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium and LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan

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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!!!!

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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!!

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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.

 

 

 

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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!!!
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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MONSTER JAM! NASHVILLE TN FAMILY 4PK TICKET GIVEAWAY FOR SATURDAY 6/23

Monster Jam will be at Nissan Stadium on JUNE 23rd
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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 MonsterJam.com.
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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For more information on a Monster Jam near you, please log onto MonsterJam.com or follow us via our social channels: FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.
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.

PNW Baby Co. Romper and Booties *Review*

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My baby girl got the opportunity to try out a beautiful handmade romper and booties from PNW Baby Co. on Etsy.

I’ll start out by saying that I absolutely love handmade items made by other mommy’s. That is why I LOVE and prefer to shop Etsy for our baby needs. When something is handmade by another parent you know it is made with love and the baby’s comfort in mind. With that said, this romper and baby booties were no exception.

The romper is a beautiful suede burgandy color. It is made with a black ribbon to tie behind babies neck. It is incredibly soft and baby G loved it. Seriously, what is more cute than a baby in a romper..I mean come on! Look at this cutie!

PNW Baby Co. Rompers are perfect for a photography session, and every day outtings in the spring and summer time. With the hot weather soon upon us, I know we’ll be getting some great uses (and pics) of G in this adorable light weight outfit.

 

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The Wild flower booties are my favorite! I love this playful but classy pattern. They are a total eye catcher!

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Socks do not stay on my peanut too well, and cold feet are no fun. When I received these booties I put them on G right away and she’s worn them every day ever since. She loves them too, which is great. They keep her feet warm, but not too hot.

Just look at those happy feet. The booties are so comfortable that she never acts aggravated about them or tries to pull them off or anything. I love the wildflower pattern (as does G)  😊

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Cleaning them has been easy as well. I wash them in the washing machine and leave them out to air-dry over night. That way the next day they’re ready for her again.
Everywhere we go we get compliments on them.

You’re probably like me and expecting the prices of these beautiful creations to be out of your price range, right? Well they most definitely are not. Lucky for us, the momma that owns PNW Baby Co. is a lot like us and she understands that handmade and adorable doesn’t always have to break the bank. She makes everything super affordable! Rompers are as low as $15 and booties for only $10!! I’d like to buy one pair in every pattern, please!!

As if this shop is not perfect enough, PNW Baby Co. also takes custom orders. If you see something you love, but it is not the size you’re needing all you have to do is message the shop owner and see if your size is a possibility. Shipping was fast, and communication with Desiree was efficient and simple. I personally have had such a great experience with this shop that I can not wait to place another no order. Which will be right when my baby girl outgrows her adorable romper and booties.

These are only just some of my other favorites in her shop. To view more visit PNW Baby co. on Etsy

 

 

Cave Tools- Burger Press *Review & discount code*

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This has by far been one of my favorite kitchen supplies I have got from Cave Tools.  Every time I get a new product from Cave Tools I am never disappointed and I always think how wonderful it is, but then I received this burger press and I was really blown away.

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We eat burgers at least once a week. It is my quick go to meals and everyone in my family loves a good burger. They are easy to customize yourself and now making them is even easier because I have this handy tool. I think whether we are at the lake grilling out or I am in my kitchen preparing a meal this press is easy to take along wherever we go. It even came with the wax paper little squares precut for your convenience to place inside of the Burger press so that the ground burger does not stick to the inside on the press.

The handle even screws off for a more convenient storage option.

I washed it in my dishwasher and I did notice a couple little black nicks on the inside, as if the coatting peeled a bit. The washing instructions so say that it is top rack dishwasher safe, but I recommend hand washing it .  If you use the wax papers  it does not get  very contaminated , so it is easy to wash by hand.

If you are thinking of purchasing these Meat Shredding Claws by Cave Tools I highly recommend you do.

If you are thinking of purchasing these Meat Shredding Claws by Cave Tools I highly recommend you do.

If you are thinking of purchasing these Meat Shredding Claws by Cave Tools I highly recommend you do.

I highly recommend this Burger Press over any other one I have ever tried. And believe me I have tried a few because I hate making patties with my hands.

You can purchase this press two different ways. You can purchase on Amazon or  Cavetools.com & lucky you, although it is already a great price of $12.99 and you also get 15% off when you use the code BURGER15

Cave Tools stainless steel meat shredding claws! (Review)

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These meat shredding claws by Cave Tools really exceeded my expectations.

They help to pick up a heavy hunk of meat and then shred it quickly. The handles on these claws alone are the best! The handles have great grip and are nice and wide. So much better than shredding with forks!!

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There have been times when I avoided making certain meals that are my favorite, simply because I did not want to deal with the hassle of shredding the meat.

I no longer have to worry about the inconvenience I dreaded every time anymore.

My husband will also get great use out of these when grilling season comes back around.

 

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  • Maximum Performance Meat Shredding – Ultra strong stainless steel rips through meat in seconds flat
  • Textured Non Slip Handles With Extended Knuckle Space – No more dropping the Turkey on the floor because you tried to pick it up with a couple of oven mitts
  • Safe & Easy Carving – Using a fork just doesn’t cut it and it’s outright dangerous
  • Gift Box Packaging Can Be Reused For Storage
  • No Job Is Too Big For Cave Tools – Whether you’re a competition bbq pit master or just shredding up some pork for the family, We Have You Covered

 

If you are thinking of purchasing these Meat Shredding Claws by Cave Tools I highly recommend you do.
To help you make up your mind even quicker, how about 15% off just for you? Use code: MEATCLAW15

Don’t miss out. These claws are the perfect time saver & kitchen helper!!
You can purchase two different ways.
On Amazon OR On CaveTools.com

Monster Jam! Nashville TN Family 4pk ticket giveaway for Saturday 1/6

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Nashville Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series Tickets On-Sale Now 
 
The most family-friendly, action-packed motorsport in the world races into Bridgestone Arena on January 6 & 7!
 
Tickets for Monster Jam® are on sale now for Nashville and most cities across the U.S. and Canada. The new season will bring motorsport fans to the edge of their seats with adrenaline-charged, high-flying, four-wheel excitement that is fun for the entire family. This marks the third year the ever-popular Monster Jam Triple Threat Series will play Bridgestone Arena. Tickets are available at the Bridgestone Arena Box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, www.monsterjam.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
 
Featuring the eight most intense athletes of Monster Jam, Nashville fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor using customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks. These world-class athletes vying to be the Nashville champion are: 
 
  • Grave Digger® driven by Tyler Menninga
  • Max D driven by Colton Eichelberger
  • El Toro Loco by Kayla Blood
  • Scooby Doo driven by Myranda Cozad
  • Soldier Fortune Black Ops driven by Tony Ochs
  • Zombie driven by Bari Musawwir
  • Monster Mutt Rottweiler driven by JR Seasock
  • Megalodon driven by Buddy Tompkins.
 
Monster Jam will be performing at Bridgestone Arena on:
  • January 6  1pm & 7pm
  • January 7  2pm
Unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable, Monster Jam takes center stage in the world’s most iconic venues like Bridgestone Arena, 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 donut, wheelie and freestyle competitions by real-time, in-arena fan voting on their smartphones. 
 
The Pit Party on Saturday, Jan. 6 & Sunday, Jan. 7 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. gives fans the opportunity to get up close and personal to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers.
 
For more information on a Monster Jam near you, please log onto MonsterJam.com or follow us via our social channels: FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube
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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 6th 1:00pm  show.
To enter please follow the Giveaway Tools entry link below.

 

Watch Ya Mouth! The Game For The Whole Crowd.

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Watch ya mouth is the hilarious game you can play with the whole family. Buy it as a gift or buy it as entertainment for a holiday party/ get together, either way I promise it’ll be the talk of the night for night to come.
Watch Ya Mouth comes with child mouth pieces and adult size mouthpieces.

My kids had so much fun playing this game, and I didn’t even have to play to have fun. It was cracking me up just watching them play. Especially the challenges this game includes for example trying to blow a ping pong ball off of a table with a straw and your mouthpiece in talk about hard!
Game includes 142 cards, 10 colored mouthpieces, four straws, four noisemakers, two throwdown balls and a sand timer.

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The game recommends ages 8 and up with 4 or more players, but my kids are under 8 years old and had a blast and no problems at all playing this game. I’d say it’s fun for all ages. My son is 4 and can not read well yet, but we quietly whispered in his ear the phrases he needed to say and he still had just as much fun as us.

Be the best gift giver this season and buy Watch Ya Mouth on Amazon and receive 15% off. Use Coupon Code: 15WYM 

Look at how good that looks under the tree 😉

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Sun Tail Mermaid Tails. The Perfect Gift this Christmas!

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When I grow up I want to be a mermaid! That is the response I get when I ask my daughter and her friends what they want to be when they get older.  I mean I can’t  really blame them..I am in my late twenties and I still want to be a mermaid when I grow up!

Well, now you can help make your little fish lovers dream come true by purchasing them a “real” Mermaid Tail!!!  Sun Tail offers high quality monofin sets for swimming that are unlike any other. They even have SHARK FINS for the cool dudes!

My little Siren chose the Seven Seas mermaid tail because she obsessed with anything rainbow!

The texture and look of this tail is amazing. She can not wait until Summer time so that she can really test it out. For now she’s happy just being a pretty little beached Mermaid. She even likes walking around the house in the tail. When you have the monofin off the tail is open at the bottom. I also like this opened feature for safety reasons. If there was a need to remove the monofin in a hurry we are able to do so quickly.

Teen and adult sized monofins are available as well! There are so many styles and colors to choose from. Go look while there still is time for arrival before Christmas!

Better yet, Receive a 10% discount on your order at www.SunTailMermaid.com when you use code: BestGiftEver

HAPPY SHOPPING

Make a little ones dream come true this Christmas! My daughter is so thrilled to swim with this in the summer.