Saturday, August 12, 2017

The HOLIDAYS Will Be Extra Fun Thanks To AtmosFX DIGITAL Decorations

I love decorating for the holidays!  
The start of these upcoming holidays is HALLOWEEN!!
I get excited to get out the cobwebs, the spiders (even though I really hate them), tombstones, pumpkins and all the spooks too!

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THIS YEAR, our house will be decorated TO THE HILT with a new product we were just sent to try out...that you're going to want for your home too, but not just for Halloween!
We received the AtmosFX Digital Decorating Kit and more!  
Our kids were so excited when this arrived!  
I had already shown them this video:
So we got the projector and stuff out and set it try it out on the wall first!
We received the 3DFx FORM too...(that we had to blow up with the included foot pump) 
I downloaded the SPEAKING SANTA (the 3DFX Form came with a free $9.99 download)!  I figured this would be awesome to put on our front porch at Christmas time or even next to our Christmas tree.
CHECK IT OUT we try it out for the first time!
Our youngest couldn't wait to have a chat with Santa in our downstairs hallway...
How cute is this?  
The best part, when he touches his shoulder, Santa actually turned his head and looked at our son...and he flipped out a little!  THIS IS SO COOL and so lifelike.  I can't even put into words how real it seems!  Aside from a couple seams in the form, you'd really think Santa was standing in our hallway chatting with you.

This Digital Decorating kit offers more than just Halloween decorations (although it does offer both scary and cute).

They have the most adorable EASTER bunny:

They have several Christmas scenes and decorations as well.

 I honestly cannot say enough about how REAL and amazing this Digital Decorating Kit is.  
It's super easy to use, projects lifelike images on the ceiling, walls, TV screen, computer screen, in doorways and even windows of the house (so you can see it from the outside & protect it from weather or someone stealing it).

I put the PREMIUM Project Material in our front window, so when it got dark, we could try it out and see how it looked...from inside out!

We used the Window Projection Material in an upstairs room window!

Again, we waited till dark to see what it looked like from the outside of the house!
This time, we were visited by the "ghost twins".   Because the window is upstairs, it was hard for me to really show you guys how COOL this looks!  I'm sure the people driving on the freeway had a great view.

Are you a family that LOVES to decorate & entertain in your home during the holidays?  
This is definitely a KIT your family needs!  
Everyone will love the Digital Decorations and will be excited to show off your home to friends, family and neighbors galore this HOLIDAY SEASON!!

PLUS, how funny would it be to prank somebody with this (the Halloween ones especially)?  
I mean, these images are pretty REAL & GOSH DARN lifelike!  
What a fun way to play a harmless prank!

CLICK HERE to learn more about the AtmosFX Digital Decorating Kit and all the other products they offer to go with it!  
You'll be thanking me, when you become the envy of your entire neighborhood!

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Friday, August 11, 2017

We Got A BABY MONKEY - @Wowwee @Fingerlings BABY MONKEY Zoe #FingerlingsFriday

TODAY, our family grew yet again...but this time we adopted a BABY MONKEY into our family! read that right!

There is a company that has continued to blow my mind with it's cutting edge products.
They are always finding new ways to be inventive and keep our kids thorougly entertained!

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That company is Wowwee!
I'm sure you've seen the interactive robot pets, vehicles and so much more on the shelves at your favorite department store or toy store.

We've owned a few Wowwee products over the past few years!  
So we were very excited to learn about their newest addition to the Wowwee family...
which will also be arriving on store shelves TODAY, August 11th, 2017!!
We received Baby Money Zoe!  
Isn't she adorable??
This cute little Fingerling monkeys comes in six different colors, each with different names & different personalities.  These little FINGERLINGS were actually inspired by the rare finger monkey (I'd want one for a pet in real life because they are so adorable).  
These animals are at risk of being endangered, so Woweee is donating $1.00 for every Fingerlings sold in the first week of sales to, starting on #FINGERLINGSFRIDAY

Our youngest daughter is trying to figure out how exactly to play with Zoe.  
And she had a great time figuring out all the noises she makes (our daughter especially likes that she burps and passes gas),  how she moves & how it interacts with you! 
She's so cute!!
Aside from the adorableness of Zoe, our little Fingerlings Baby Monkey is smart, can blows kisses, shakes her head, hugs your finger, loves to hang upside down, makes all kinds of noises, etc.  
My neice, who is four, is going to love this little girl!
CLICK HERE to check out more about the Fingerlings Baby Monkeys and make sure you get yours today!  
Wouldn't your little one love to receive one of these for Christmas this year?

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Great Places To EAT OUT In Old Town Temecula, CA #goodeats #espadin #lukesonfront

Thursday night means DATE NIGHT for us!
We get to enjoy dinner out and a little ALONE TIME together as newlyweds!

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Tonight we headed to Old Town Temecula to enjoy dinner at a restaurant I've been following (sorta stalking) on Facebook for the past month or so, as they planned to open.  
Every post I've seen makes my mouth water! 
It's literally been open 8 days so far and from all the posts I'd was a place I wanted to eat we had to try it tonight!

Espadin in Old Town Temecula has a classy Cantina feel to it...
Like their shirts say, "MEZCAL + COCINA"

We started with chips and salsa (which was amazing...and we were hungry).  
Then we tried Tortilla de Queso Tostado "Quesadilla" and it too was so good!
Then we decided to do their Tacos De La Calle!  
He had four different tacos and I had three. 
I'd list them all, but I think you'd just better head over and try them yourself! 
To say they were amazing was an understatement!  
Is your mouth watering yet?  
Each taco was different, flavorful and delicious!  YUM!
The atmosphere and food was charming and we will definitely be coming back again to try even more things on their unique, appetizing menu.
Oh...and don't worry...they do have HAPPY HOUR too!
After dinner, we had to (HAD TO) walk down to Lukes on Front Street in Old Town Temecula, so I could some Creme Brulee.  
They have the best creme brulee ever!!
If you've never been to Lukes, they also have an sublime menu, a terrific view of Old Town Temecula and friendly service & staff.  
They host plenty of wedding receptions, anniversary parties, local group meetings, etc.  
It's an amazing place to have a party!

TONIGHT was a delicious night and my tummy is super full!

I highly recommend both Espadin and Luke's...if you're ever in the Old Town Temecula, CA area.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

She's More Than Doubled In Size...

We've had her only 3 weeks, but it's crazy how much she has grown!

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She's super smart!
She's mouthy & silly!
She's super aware, full of energy & fiesty!  
And she's growing up before our very eyes!

I just had to share, so you too can enjoy our PUPPY JOURNEY with Harley.
I mean, come on...who doesn't love an adorable puppy?  
Especially a German Shepherd puppy!

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Are You Ready For BACK TO SCHOOL? Printables And More...

In just a couple weeks, school starts back up for the 2017-2018 school year!

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We blinked and it was gone!
This year, we have a busy year as a blended family with two in high school, two in middle school and two in elementary school.  We have five separate schools and lots of other activities to keep us busy.

Can you imagine?
I typically start back to school shopping in the beginning of the summer, so that the expense of shopping for so many kids doesn't hit our budget all at once.  And I am thankful for outlet malls and extra "savings" surrounding the back to school season.

Where is your favorite place to shop for your kids?

Do you have any tips for making "back to school" an easy and cost effective process?


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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

CHOCOLATE COVERED Strawberries - YES PLEASE! #summersnack #familyfun

During the summer, I have to get a little creative when it comes to snacks.  
Mom's...are you with me?

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They quickly get tired of plain old apples and bananas.  
Not kidding, that's our "GO TO" if you're hungry between meals snacks.
So today at the store, the strawberries were on sale & looked decent...and even though we've bought lots of them already this summer for snacking enjoyment, I bought more to enjoy!  
When we got home from the store,  my little guy suggested we try something different with them.
We have had some of this "Baker's Semi Sweet" Baking Chocolate in our fridge for quite awhile and he suggested that we make chocolate covered strawberries.  
He even told me how to melt the chocolate with the boiling water method.  
How could I say no?  
I mean...mama wanted some too!
So we melted the chocolate, dipped the strawberries and put them in the fridge to harden.  
When they were ready, they each got to enjoy two...and everyone was a happy camper.

THIS WAS SUCH AN EASY sweet snack, that really isn't that bad for them...and they were delighted by the delicious treat!

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

TODAY We Had Some Blended Family SUMMER Fun @MulligansMurrieta

It's summer & we have six that means that sometimes finding activities to do with them all together, that satisfy all of their interests, is ALMOST impossible.  

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We could go see a movie...but they all have different opinions about what they'd like to see.  
We could take them to the beach...nah! 
We could take them swimming (but they are spoiled to that)...  

How about we take them to a place where all six of them can find some form of entertainment to enjoy...all at the same time?
MULLIGANS Murrieta was just the answer!!  
This "family fun center" is the ideal place for our blended family to enjoy several hours of fun filled healthy entertainment.  
There's so much to do and it's practically impossible to get bored, when you have an ALL DAY PASS!
So we got them set up with their wrist bands and fun cards...and we headed out to play!
AND PLAY we did...
The littles enjoyed the "Water Slide" water park & splash pad!  On a hot day like today, it was the perfect place to cool down in between rides or activities. 
They all enjoyed playing LAZER TAG!
We heard giggles and laughs, while five of them rode the FROG HOPPER together.
Isn't this adorable?
The girls took a spin on the big GO CART course...

A few of them decided to play a round of mini golf...though mini golf was not for everyone.  
It does take some patience and concentration to play, and it was pretty hot outside today too.

And our youngest raced on the Rookie Go Carts.
They even climbed the ROCK WALL a few times!!

But I think my favorite thing to watch (I laughed so hard) while we were there, was the EXTREME Air Jumper.  
The boys had a blast doing it...and if you can't tell from our daughter's face, she was delighted too.

We had an amazing day full of smiles, laughs and fun!  
If you're a local parent and want something fun to do for the day with your kids, you need to head to MULLIGANS FAMILY FUN CENTER Murrieta.  
There is so much to do, including a full arcade, batting cages, and even party rooms you can host birthday parties in (only a part of it is pictured above).  

Their "FAMILY FUN CENTER" is fun for all ages!!

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