Wednesday, September 18, 2019

SPECIAL DELIVERY - For the Dogs - @k9planetadventures

My dogs are my babies!  
Surprise surprise, right?
Which means that they are spoiled...just like one of our kids.

All products for this review/feature were sent free of charge by the company.  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting my honest opinion about these products.
I've realized (over my years of being a dog mom) that a bored dog...gets into trouble!   However, a dog that has things to chew on (especially ones that they know are meant for them), play with, etc., they manage to avoid these types of situations because they are having too much fun in general to have time for trouble.  At least this has been the case with my dogs.
I've also learned that all dogs, no matter how big or small, love TREATS!
So when the package from K9 Planet Adventures was dropped off at our front door today (HARLEY LET ME KNOW it was here with loud consistent barks until I checked it out), it was perfect timing.  
Our dogs were long over due for some new toys and treats.
At first, she played coy and not interested in what was in this special delivery for her.  
But when she smelled dog treats and saw plush dog toys...with squeakers (a key factor in differentiating between one of our kids stuffed animals and her dog toys), she got way more interested and excited.
HEAD OVER TO MY IG: CLICK HERE to see video of her & Bear in action with their new stuff!
This ADVENTURE box is so much fun!  
Not only does it come with two adorable toys (which both of our dogs loved and will enjoy playing with...in fact, Harley can't seem to put the airplane down), but also two different types of dog treats (what dog doesn't love that) and even something special for me (a luggage tag for our next adventure too).  
I love this idea! Their campaign (once funded) plans to mail out monthly boxes so that you and your dog can "Travel the Planet" with fun new toys and new treats every month.  Plus, the cost seems reasonable too.  Dog toys, at least ones that they can't destroy the second they get them...are not cheap.  
They are definitely worth the investment.  
CLICK HERE to learn more about this campaign and maybe your purchase will help make this be a monthly thing that even BEAR and HARLEY can enjoy in our home.  I'd love to go on a monthly adventure with them...and watch them have some fun in the process.

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for this review/feature.

Monday, September 9, 2019

At The Request Of My Husband - TWO FUN GAMES from @BlueOrangeGames

As you may or may not know...
I MARRIED A GAMER!  
Video Gamer!  
Board Gamer!  
Pretty much any type of GAME you can play...he plays it!



All products for this review/feature were sent free of charge by the company.  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting my honest review of these two board games.
So that means, he is constantly looking for new games to play.  Thankfully for me, BLUE ORANGE GAMES is always coming up with some incredibly fun, sometimes challenging and even BEAUTIFUL games to play.

WE recently received two that I am excited to tell you about:

This is a dice rolling game meant for two players (hence the name DUEL).  
It comes with four dice, 100 sheet notebook (double sided), 1 spell book and two pencils.
The goal of the game?  
My guys thoroughly enjoy this game.  This is definitely one they will play often, because it's so much fun and gives them a chance to play against each other...one on one.  

Secondly...
If you're looking for a game that is just simply beautiful...to put together, set up and play, this is your game!
The goal of this game:
My husband was taken aback by the look of this game overall.  
It's simple to play and the idea is fun, but it's by far one of the "prettiest" games he's ever played.
I'm also glad that this game (once you put all the trees together) stores nicely in the box, so you don't have to take everything apart every time.
Both of these games were once again fun, entertaining and ones that we will play for years to come.

CLICK HERE to learn more about BLUE ORANGE GAMES and all the fun ways your family can learn to "PLAY" together.

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for this review/feature!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Christmas Shopping For My Niece - With @Wowwee and @Pinkfong.official

I know...I know...school just went back in session!
Such nerve to already be talking about CHRISTMAS SHOPPING, right?
But honestly though, Christmas is only 113 days away!!  
It's TIME TO GET SHOPPING!

All products for this review/feature were sent free of charge by the company.  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting my honest opinion about either product.
My little niece is growing up so quick!
  She loves books and loves to LEARN!  
I mean, both of her parents are teachers...so maybe that helps a little.  
So when I Christmas shop for her, I always think about getting her things that will not only be FUN for her to play with (because I am that AUNT), but also be something that will help her brain continue to grow and develop.

WOWEE always creates incredible & fun products!  
Robotic and otherwise, their products are built to last, but almost always are created with the intent of continuing educational growth & play.  
When they collab with brands like PINKFONG (Baby Shark), you know this will be a huge success too!
We received the PinkFong Baby Shark Smart Phone and the PinkFong Baby Shark Tablet to review/feature.  
Both are products I would totally have picked up on my own at Target, because both are not only super cute...interactive...and fun, but also encourage learning numbers, letters, spelling and identification of objects.  
I MEAN...it's a total win, right?
This Baby Shark Smart Phone is the perfect "on the go" toy to throw in the diaper bag or stroller.  
There are so many interactive ways to play too.  I would have bought this for my kids when they were little...because it reminds me of a brand that I did purchase these "TYPES" of products through.  This smart phone not only will satisfy their 2019 need to have a phone in their hand (yes, already), but also encourages hearing, touching, feeling and learning as they play.  
And yes, it does play the BABY SHARK song as well.
This Baby Shark Tablet is pretty incredible too.  
It also includes number learning and letters...but it goes even more in depth with spelling, music, words and even a fun "find it" game.  This is also perfect for helping little ones develop their gross motor and sensory skills.  I LOVE THIS!  It too is compact, so it can be put in the car (for driving time) or stroller...and will fit (without taking too much space) in a diaper bag as well.

Both of these products are interactive, fun and educational!  My niece is going to love them...not to mention that they are BABY SHARK themed...which everyone loves right now too.

CLICK HERE to learn more about this partnership with Wowwee and PinkFong (Baby Shark) and all the products they have developed and get some of your Christmas shopping done ahead of time!  
You'll be thanking me!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for this review/feature!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Keeping Things FRESH And Clean With @Dove

HOLY MOLY!
The NEW school year is in full force.  
That means we are busy with not only the hustle and bustle of drop off and picks up for the classroom time for our six kids, but also is the start of all of the SENIOR activities, tennis practice & games, leadership camps & activites, baseball practice & games, etc. that we have to get the kids to and from this year.  

All products for this review/feature were sent free of charge by the company.  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting my honest opinion about these products.
Being a family of eight...we definitely stay busy moving around during the school year.  
Because we are so busy, we don't have time to get sick.  
And as you know, sometimes the NEW school year can bring extra germs into our household that may not find us during the summer months.
So we MUST keep our hands clean.  
One way we do that is with DOVE products.  
Their foaming hand washes are incredible.  
Not only do they smell great, but they also are free of dyes, alcohol and sulfate.  
Plus, the foaming hand wash lasts longer in a house with so many hands to wash all day long.  We received two foaming hand washes...the LEMON & GOJI BERRY (fresh and light) and SUGAR CANE & WARM VANILLA (perfect for fall) to try out and we love them both.  
Both of these are perfect for the sinks in all of the bathrooms in our new home.
With all the sports, activities and business of life, it's also nice to know that DOVE also makes products that not only keep our hands clean, but help us stay fresh throughout the day too.  
WE love their DRY SHAMPOO (in fact, my oldest daughter is obsessed with it, esepcially on days when she squeaks by with dirty hair).  And their ADVANCED CARE Anti-perspirant (they sent us the APPLE & White TEA scent) is what my girls ask for...when they need deodorant.  
They love keeping some in their sports lockers or backpacks too...for moments when they need added freshness...but especially after their shower/baths in the evening.
All of the DOVE products I've mentioned, are things that are perfect for our busy family of eight.  They help us stay fresh and clean (and fingers crossed healthier too) during the crazy "back to school" months of fall.  Plus, we also love their body washes, their hair products (shampoo/conditioner), etc.
THIS MOM LOVES DOVE products!  
They are definitely a "go to" in our household.

CLICK HERE to learn more about these products and what else DOVE has to offer!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for this review/feature.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Keeping A Handle On Time His Senior Year - With @seiko and @cocacola

Our oldest son is turning 18 in eleven days!!  
OH MY GOODNESS...give me a minute to let the actuality of that sink in.
It's officially his SENIOR year of high school!

All the products sent for this review/feature were sent free of charge by the company.  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting my honest opinion about these products.

He has always had a LOVE for Coca Cola.  
I blame my mom...who has decorated a large part of her house with it...while he was growing up (and even still), but he not only loves the drink itself, but to wear clothing of Coca Cola (it's been his school ID picture "shirt of choice" for the past three years in a row), but also decorating with it, in his bedroom, as well.
I was so excited to find out that Seiko was collaborating with Coca Cola with "time pieces" that are functional and decorative too.  
This type of collaboration would make the perfect "birthday" gift just for him.
An adorable Coca Cola Alarm Clock - Travel Version arrived and I just knew it would be something that he would not only use right now...to get him up and ready for the rest of his SENIOR YEAR.  But it would also be something he will keep and use as he grows into adulthood.
In my experience Seiko makes incredible, reliable clocks, watches and products.  I was not surprised that this is easy to use (plus it comes with instructions) and even has a push button light, for checking out what time it is in the dark.
ISN'T IT ADORABLE?
I HAVE NO DOUBT, that when he unwraps this on his birthday, he will be so SUPER STOKED about it!  I mean, with it being travel size, he can take it anywhere he wants to go.
And don't worry, this isn't the only thing he's getting for his 18th birthday...but it will be a sweet addition to the other things we already got it.

Wanna check out these incredible Seiko Coca Cola products for yourself?  CLICK HERE

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the product sent for this review/feature!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

The FINAL Days Of Summer - We Went To @AquaticaSanDiego #myaquatica

We are in the final stretch of summer...two weeks and my kids head "BACK TO SCHOOL".  
NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
I've said it before and I'll say it again...I'm just not ready!  
The summer weeks go by way to fast!  
I keep seeing a certain post on IG that says, "You only have 18 summer's with your kids, make the most of them!"  

We were offered four complimentary tickets to Aquatica San Diego, free parking pass and a free Cabana for the day, in return for our honest review/feature of our time spent at the water park.  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting my honest opinion about our time or experience.  Our food was purchased on my own accord.
So every summer, that is truly my intent!  
Our days are filled with activities, moments and things that help make memories that last a lifetime.
An Example of this?  
Yesterday, we headed to AQUATICA San Diego.  
It's funny, because this is a DOUBLE SUMMER for us with Aquatica.  
We have managed to go to two of the three parks...in San Antonio and here in Sunny San Diego.  
We were able to take a couple of my oldest daughter's friends along for a fun day in the water and sunshine.  
We checked into our PRIVATE Cabana and put our stuff away in our large private locker (that also has a charging station for your phone inside).  
Grabbed some waters out of the fridge and enjoyed some of the fruits in our complimentary basket.  
LOVE IT!  
Having this PRIVATE Cabana was AWESOME, because they actually come to you to order food & drinks and then they deliver it to you when it's ready.  
We enjoyed a delicious lunch that wasn't too expensive and all the girls enjoyed it.
All of the water slides at Aquatica are fun.  
The girls loved Tassie's Twister.  
I could hear them screaming as they came into the final part of the slide.  
It was smiles all around.
They raced on the Taumata Racer slides and it was fun to see who made it down the slide first.
My daughter was brave and she went down the HooRoo Run slide.  
Not gonna lie, watching her come down it made me a little nervous.  
I held my breath the whole time she was coming down.
The girls also had fun on the Kiwi Curl Slides.  
They all managed to stay on their floats and reached the bottom with smiles on their faces.
The girls had a blast on the Walhalla Wave slide.  
I went on it too and it was so much fun.  
Plus, the view from the top is pretty incredible.
The Lazy River was a big favorite for the girls.  
They floated.  
They pushed each other under the water falls.  
They relaxed and soaked in the last bit of summer left, before they start the every day school grind.
The Flamingos are gorgeous and pretty friendly (and picture worthy) too.  
I had to snap a selfie with them.
I am so glad and thankful that we had the opportunity to spend the day at Aquatica San Diego.  
If you live in the area and are looking for something fun to do with your family...head to Aquatica San Diego before the hot days of summer are done for the year.  And if you can't make it this summer, make sure it's on the top of your list for next summer.  
Let it be one of the many memories you make in those 18 summer's you have with your kids.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Aquatica San Diego and the other Aquatica parks.

I was not paid to feature this post!  We were given complimentary tickets to the park, complimentary parking and a complimentary cabana in return for this review/feature.