Thursday, February 20, 2014

Disney Junior Live! Rosemont March 14-17

Chris is absolutely going to flip out when he finds out we are going to Disney Junior Live on Tour!  He has seen the commercials and tells me constantly he wants to go there.  He is a huge fan of both Jake and Sofia so the Pirates & Princesses theme is just perfect.  I think I might be more excited then him at this point and I cannot wait to see Sharky & Bones!!

If you have any Disney fans in your house be sure to get tickets soon as seats are selling out fast!  Details:

Rosemont Theatre in Rosemont, IL. March 14-17, 2014 

Grab your tiaras and doubloons and join us for Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure. Mickey and Minnie are taking their seats too at this never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior's hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Get swept up in the excitement as Sofia and her family prepare for a royal celebration that helps us all learn the true meaning of being a princess with a special appearance from Cinderella. Then it's off to Never Land where Jake and his swashbuckling friends Izzy and Cubby, with a little help from Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook to unlock treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano. It's danger and dueling on the high seas as Jake discovers what it takes to be a true hero. Filled with new music, amazing effects, thrilling action and endless surprises, your whole family will sing, shout, and soar into the action when Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure sails into your town.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day/Birthday/Friday

I need to start out by saying I am not anti Valentines Day. As a matter of fact I love it. The way I have celebrated has changed over the years but I still think it is great to have a day that celebrates love. Love with your boyfriend, husband, kids, family. Just love. You have to understand that my Valentine's Day is different from most people. It is my husbands birthday. No matter what day it falls on, Tuesday, Wednesday,Friday, its HIS birthday. I feel bad for anyone that has a birthday on a holiday because you are instantly out shined. So for that Valentine's is not Valentine's day in our house it is Daddy's Birthday.

On that note I want to give a PSA to all guys out there. Yes its valentine's Day so you should buy your girl flowers and take her to dinner. But is it really special? Not to me. Its an I have to because its a holiday. So do it yes, but my real note to you is do it other times too. A random Tuesday in April or a Thursday in September. Pick a day out of the blue to celebrate your loved one. Not an anniversary, or birthday or groundhogs day. Just some random day.

I have gotten flowers at work on Valentines and it is wonderful to feel acknowledged.  I still have the first rose my husband gave me 15 years ago.  The true gifts though I remember the most and still cherish were given to me out of the blue.  A random gift given.  No pressure on you because its a holiday.  Buy tulips for her because its spring or orchids because they are in season.  Bring over take out from her favorite restaurant and enjoy together at home just because.  These special moments mean so much more then flowers on valentines day.

One more note to guys. Flowers at work are awesome!  It is thrilling when the delivery guy comes in and every girl is wondering if they are for her and then he calls out the name.  And ten girls are instantly depressed.  But if they are for you it is pure awesomeness!  If you want to really wow her though, be the guy that shows up to her house waiting for her to leave in the morning for work at 7:30 a.m.  Ring her door bell valentines morning with a bouquet in hand and her day will be awesome from that time on.  And you will get a kiss, a kiss like none other.  Special.  It is all about making it special.  Even if you live together instead of just bringing flowers home or having them delivered make sure YOU are the delivery man.  The eye contact, blushing and kiss that follows is worth that extra effort.  

If you take anything away from this I hope it is that you buy her flowers. Valentines Day, March 14th, November 5th, Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday, just, because!  I know some guys need a harsh reminder thrown in their face but those sweet when evers mean more then anything else.  Trust me!  Wow your man/woman every day not just today.

Photo credit above is to be given to my friend Arwen Peszynski.  These are the beautiful flowers her wonderful man sent her today.  I hope everyone received a wonderful gift from a loved one today, flowers, food, a sweet embrace or just a simple I Love You!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash ~ #Giveaway

Disclosure:  The dial brand provided me with a sample of Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

There is nothing I love more then trying out new products on myself.  I am definitely the type of person that will buy a new product every time I go to the drug store just because it is new.  Body wash and lotions are at the top of my please try me I'm new list so I was excited when Dial sent me their new Vitamin Boost Body Wash.  The first thing I did as soon as I received my bottle was open it for the scent test.  If you are like me then you know what I mean.  I will smell ten bottles in the store before making my choice and Dial's Vitamin Boost Body Wash is right in my gotta try this it smells good zone.

Overall I really liked Dial's new body wash.  It is winter and very cold and dry so anything extra I can do to moisturize is a plus.  I felt clean, it lathered well and it had a scent that was fresh and woke me up in my morning shower.  It has lotion infused into it for healthier and softer skin and after a week I really think my skin felt less dry.  I still needed lotion but I'm the type of person that has to have lotion after I shower.  It is just so dry here in the winter.

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I would love for one of my readers to try out this new body wash for themselves so I have a free coupon to giveaway to one lucky person!!!  Enter below and good luck.  Come back daily.  The more you enter the more chances you have.

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Monster Jam @Allstate Arena through Feb 9th!

Disclaimer:  My family was provided with tickets to the even for purposes of this review.  All opinions are still my own.

Last night the boys had an awesome time going to Monster Jam at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.  This was Chris's second time and as soon as he heard we were going to see Monster trucks he was so excited.  He is 4 years old and remembers going to it last year and just how awesome it is.  My husband went for the first time this year and he had an awesome time too.  He claims he had more fun then the kids but I'm not so sure.  Chris has been setting up a Monster truck stage with his cars and talking about it non stop.

If you ask Chris what he liked the best he will tell you when the giant T-Rex came out and started eating the cars.  Um yeah trucks and dinosaurs you are talking about little boy heaven!  If you ask my husband what he liked best he will say the dirt bikes, four wheelers, and the monster truck crashing!  Yes they got to see a crash which was a first for everyone.  So pretty cool.

Overall the show is a great experience for everyone young and old.  I think it triggers the man gene in all the boys and gets their adrenaline going just hearing the motors revving their engines, and they are loud!  I highly recommend if you are going to bring ear plugs and noise canceling headphones for everyone in your group.

There are still awesome seats left.  We sat pretty far back, row M in the second level, but had no problem seeing all the action.  It was a great time and I can't wait to go again next year.

Allstate Arena, Feb 7-9, 2014 

Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air. Monster Jam, sanctioned by the United States Hot Rod Association, is the most popular monster truck tour, performing to over 4 million fans annually at the most prestigious arenas and stadiums throughout the world. Monster Jam shows consist of three main fan-favorite elements - the pit party, racing and freestyle.

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Purex Crystals Fresh Mountain Breeze ~ #Giveaway

Disclosure: The Purex brand provided me with a sample of Purex Crystals Fresh Mountain Breeze in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

With a house full of boys  - 2 toddlers and 1 filthy husband - dirty stinky laundry is never something I am lacking in.  Especially since it is winter I think my laundry has tripled in size!  To reduce some of my laundry burden I try to limit how many towels and PJs we wear in a week even though it doesn't seem to help much 5 towels to wash when the weekend comes is much better then 20.  Purex crystals helps keep things like towels smelling fresher longer which is one of the main reasons why I LOVE them.

Purex crystals comes in a fabulous new scent called Fresh Mountain Breeze.  It smells so awesome I honestly can't wait to go snuggle in my pillows tonight since I washed all our bedding this weekend with the crystals.  It is also nice to know that they are made with a natural formula that is safe for both your family and your environment.  The scent is not over powering at all but subtle and meant to last for weeks instead of days.  I think it is especially great for that last wash before you put your sweaters and quilts into storage this spring.

Purex has sent me several coupons to give away to one of my lucky readers so you can test out the fabulous new fresh mountain breeze scent yourself.  Make sure you enter in the rafflecopter below.  But that is not all!  There is also a sweepstakes you can enter daily here for your chance to win a grand prize of $500 or one of 100 free product coupons.  Make sure you enter daily to increase your chances.

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