Thursday, November 29, 2018

@Amazon & ALEXA & @ToysForTots - Is #DeliveringSmiles THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON

Tis' the Season to be CHARITABLE!!
Or I at least think so!  Especially if we are blessed more than most this year!
And some of us are...
It's the holidays and gift giving is my absolute favorite.  
I love picking out presents, handing out gifts and especially giving to people who may not be quite as fortunate as my family is during the holidays.

I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting about this cause. I will be receiving an Alexa Echo Show for posting about this toys for tots drive.  
This post is sponsored by product from

I had to share with you guys, so you can participate and help spread the word too.

On #GIVINGTUESDAY Amazon & Alexa launched "ALEXA, donate to Toys for Tots".  
This is the first time that customers can donate a product to a charity via voice shopping and better yet, Amazon will be matching customer donations throughout the end of the year – toy for toy – doubling customers’ contributions!
I love the ease of giving (and the comfort of knowing it's going to a reputable cause) and also the fact that they are matching the gifts (toy for toy), to basically double the donations.  
What a blessing!

You may be wondering:

Can I choose which gift I want to donate to Toys for Tots?
Alexa pre-selects an item from the Toys for Tots Charity List and tells you the price of the item before confirming your donation. However, if you want to choose among other items, see the Toys for Tots full Charity List at don't have an Alexa enabled product in your home?  
Amazon can get you set up with one super easy and quickly.  
CLICK HERE to order one for your family. 

So do me a quick that you're done reading this post!  Shout, "ALEXA, donate to Toys for Tots!" and help Amazon & Alexa with #deliveringsmiles in 2018.

I was not paid to feature this post!  I will be compensated by receiving an Alexa Echo Show because I am sharing with my readers about this cause.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

What's That Smell? - FAMILY FUN Or PARTY FUN from @Wowwee

We love playing games as a family!  
Some of us love playing games more than others...but traditionally, we have several games, we all love to play together.

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 this product.

So when I heard about WowWee's newest game  "What's That Smell"(I honestly didn't even know that they made games...because we love all of their electronic/robotic toys), I was so excited to add this to our game rotation.  
In fact, this is the perfect gift for one of our kiddos this year for Christmas.

This game is SMELLY GOOD "Hysterical" FUN!  
Watch this video to check out all the action!
And since there are 8 of us in the family, it's a party every time we play a game, even if only six of us can play at a time!  This game plays 2-6 players!
This game comes loaded with 48 smells to boggle the senses
Best of all, you get to "GIFT" the loser of the game with one of four of the WORST SMELLS of all.  It kind of reminds me of the Jellybean Game that everyone was playing a few years ago, with all the horrible flavors.  
CLICK HERE to learn more about this game and maybe consider purchasing it for a love one (friend or family) that's a gamer or may enjoy a gross round of "What's that Smell".  
It's guaranteed to bring some laughter and fun into your homes too!
We can't wait to play "What's That Smell" fact, maybe it's one of the party games we will bust out on NEW YEAR'S EVE to play!

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

Thursday, November 22, 2018

A Fun SO CAL Way To Celebrate The Holidays - #Holidaybythebay @hiltonbayfront

It's that time of the year, when CHRISTMAS IS IN THE AIR...everywhere!  
Decorations and lights, music and the spirit of giving...I love everything about Christmas.

I was not paid to feature this post!  We were offered free admission to this event in return for me writing an honest review/feature about our experience at the event.
I especially love taking my kids to do new things and experience celebrating the holidays in new ways.  
Last night was no exception... 
We hopped in the car and headed to San Diego to the Hilton right on the Bay.  We found a parking spot in the parking garage and headed to the hotel.
The hotel is decked out for the holidays.   
They have a giant "REAL" gingerbread house in the lobby as you enter.  
The kids were pretty amazed by it all!
Then we headed down to the Bay...where the fun was about to take place. 
And heck, the view wasn't half bad either.  
I just love San Diego!

We checked our wrist bands, took a few pictures on the red carpet, enjoyed a complimentary beverage while we waited (hot apple cider) and patiently waited for the fun to begin.  Oh yeah, there was a huge list of VIP Red Carpet attenders too.  Actors and actresses from all sorts of television shows.  My kids were honored to be among them.

Once the gates opened, they were off.  
First stop was the Ice Bumpers...which were so much fun!

Then we headed to ICE TUBE down the ice tubing slide.  
Even I had to give that a try!  It was so much fun!  
You slip slide right down the hill, twirling and giggling as you go.  
It's so much fun!  This is the closest thing us SO CAL people get to "snow sledding".

We headed inside for the kids to play in the ball pit (it was their first time ever in one of those) and write letters to the USO for Christmas$1 from every ticket goes to the USO San Diego.
Then they mailed them off in the giant mailbox.

Then we took a moment to enjoy a nice warm fire and some comfy the Yule Lodge.  We may have indulged in a treat or two as well.


This wasn't all the fun to be had...there is also a BUCKING Reindeer, you can decorate Christmas Cookies and Paint Christmas Stockings, indulge in some holiday snacks, treats and drinks...and so much more.  
Plus, there is an hourly light show and a Christmas Tree lighting.
If you're in the San Diego Area and you're looking for something fun to do with the kids this HOLIDAY SEASON, I highly recommend you head to the Hilton on the Bay and experience "HOLIDAY BY THE BAY" with your family too!

By the way, CLICK HERE if you need to sell your car quickly, even if it's a JUNK CAR!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by complimentary tickets for us to attend this event.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

WIN A Family (4) Pack Of Tickets To @LythgoePanto #WizardofOz on OPENING NIGHT! #AmericanPanto #Giveaway

Last year, we started a tradition that I hope to continue until our kids are grown.  
It was a night that involved a RED CARPET, lots of music, laughter and giggles and family fun for us all. 
So what in the world am I talking about? 
Last year, we attended our very first Lythgoe Pantos performance..."Beauty and the Beast Christmas Rose". 

I was not paid to write this post or offer this giveaway!  We will be receiving complimentary tickets to attend this year's opening night.  My opinions are of my own personal experience and knowledge.

CLICK HERE to see all about our experience last year!  
We had an absolute blast!

This year, Lythgoe Pantos OPENING NIGHT is DECEMBER 14th for:

The best part about it that I get to offer a GIVEAWAY of (4) tickets to attend opening see this amazing OPENING NIGHT PERFORMANCE of "The Wonderful Winter of Oz".


The Pasadena Civic Auditorium

300 East Green Street

Pasadena, CA 91101

All you have to do to WIN these (4) tickets to opening night, is enter below and then be willing to share pictures of your experience on your social media accounts with your friends and family!  These Panto shows are interactive and perfect for families with small children too!


We can't wait to meet the winner on the RED CARPET for pictures and share this time with them at the Pasadena Civic Center as the "Wonderful Winter of Oz" gives us even more giggles and memories to cherish again this year.

I was not paid to feature this post!  The only product being sent is complimentary tickets for us to attend the opening night performance of this event.  

Monday, November 19, 2018

The Cutest Baby Girl With Her VERY FIRST Baby Doll - @AdoraPlay

This has been an entire year of FIRSTS for my niece.  
Last Thanksgiving, she was still baking safely in my "sister in loves" tummy.  
This year, she gets to indulge in turkey, stuffing and even feed herself.

All products for this review/feature were sent free of charge by the company.  I was not compensated monetarily by offering my honest opinion about these products or my feelings on them.
So because I'm an auntie that loves participating in her firsts...and in knowing she didn't have her own baby doll yet, I knew that Adora Play's 
"MY FIRST BABY DOLL" had to be her 1st too.
Adora Play sent us this "MY FIRST BABY DOLL" and I loved it for so many reasons, right off the bat.  
She's completely plush and soft (so she is safe for my niece to play with as she crawls around).  
She has removable clothes (she's going to love this when she gets a little older) and a cute magnetic pacifier to play with.  
She has chewable hair and an adorable belly button.  
Best of all, she's 100% machine washable (because heaven knows that this baby will need some cleaning in her lifetime).
She's just the PERFECT cutest PLAY DOLL for my 10 month old niece! 
My niece's face, when she first saw her, was the most PRICELESS GIFT!  Her face lit up with the biggest, brightest smile!
She absolutely adored her...couldn't wait to chew on her, touch her, play with her pacifier, etc.  SO STINKIN' ADORABLE!!
My girls used to have Adora Play dolls and it's so fun to be able to share this brand and these fun dolls with my niece too.  
This baby will be one of her favorite play toys from now and years to come.  
It makes this auntie's heart warm and fuzzy inside.
Do you have a little one that needs their FIRST BABY DOLL this Christmas?  
Consider Adora Play for your doll shopping needs!  

CLICK HERE to check out their entire website!

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