Wednesday, December 13, 2017

240Sweets Review!

**This was not a paid post. My honest opinions were used, they are solely my own & they may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by 240Sweet for the review free of charge.**





When I think of hot chocolate it is hard not to think about marshmallows because they go so well together and what is a great cup of hot chocolate without melty sweet marshmallows? I was recently sent a boozy hot chocolate kit from a company called 240sweet who creates large fluffy unique marshmallows that are sure to leave an impression.

                       

I wanted to test this kit out because my best friend is a wine fan along with other drinks so I thought she might like alcohol infused marshmallows. I do not really like any kind of alcohol so I tried out one marshmallow from each bag then sent them off to her to try out and let me know her thoughts. The Rhone Rangers Syrah has wine in the mixture, when I tried this flavor it tasted like vodka to me which wasn't completely unpleasant but I wouldn't eat the whole square at once as it can be a little overwhelming. The Bourbon cinnamon is sweet and I like that they actually coated it in cinnamon because it helps with the flavoring. The marshmallows are fairly large so I like to cut them in half and put them in my cup of hot chocolate so they melt faster.



My friend has been enjoying them as well as a little treat for mommy at the end of a long work day, she thinks they are delicious but agrees that they should be eaten about half at a time otherwise they can be a little too much. The Hot chocolate mixture itself is creamy and quite lovely, perfect for a cold winter day. This boozy hot chocolate kit sells for $35 on their website or each item can be purchased separately. Everything comes in ready to gift bags, you will need to cut them open to get to the marshmallow the bag they use keeps everything fresh and tasty so it is thick and hard to open by hand. Below you can see the size of their marshmallows in comparison to my hand.




Sunday, December 10, 2017

Package From Santa Review!

**This was not a paid post. My honest opinions were used, they are solely my own & they may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Package From Santa for the review free of charge.**


This time of the year is always magical all on it's own but companies like Package From Santa really helps bring some extra special touches and sparkle to the holiday season. Package From Santa is a company who creates and puts together personalized care packages for your child and makes them look as if Santa himself sent them. They offer three different packages that each come with fun gifts and certificates for your kids.



For review purposes I received the Platinum box which includes A letter from Santa, a Nice list certificate, a signed letter from Rudolph, a candy cane and more! It sells for $69.95 and will arrive directly to your child in a cute red box that shows it is from Santa Claus in the north pole. Once you open the box the first thing you'll see is the stack of printed lists/certificates along with a window decal telling Santa to stop by because you've been good all year. Under that we found a candy cane and green tissue paper covering up the goodies inside. The package came with a Hot coco mix, a super cute snowflake sugar cookie, A tin of reindeer food and a little bag that has a bell in it with a card explaining that if you can hear the bell it means you believe in Santa.



                                 

This kit is typically for one child but I didn't want either of the kids to feel left out so I put both of their names on the certificates and initial package. They had a blast opening this kid and loved the personalized letter that came with it, also included in the package is a personalized greeting video from Santa and a phone call from Santa set up for the date and time you picked out. I think the company did a really great job putting together a magical and memorable package from Santa that my kids are sure to remember for years to come. Setting up the delivery for the package and customizing everything in it was very simple because they have everything set up to avoid any confusion or issues while ordering.

Order this holiday must-have for your child at https://www.packagefromsanta.com and save 25% OFF your order when you use FAMP17 at checkout.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Sun Tails Review!

**This was not a paid post. My honest opinions were used, they are solely my own & they may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Sun Tails for the review free of charge.**





Every year during the holidays I look for fun and unique gift ideas for my loved ones, this year I was present with an opportunity to work with a company called Sun Tails on a review as part of my holiday guide. Sun Tails makes and sells mermaid fins and tails to transform you into a mermaid while you swim, they also sell shark tails. I was looking over everything and decided I would pick out a tail for me and test it out to see how it is before picking one up for the kids.



                                      

I was sent a Blue Lagoon Mermaid Tail + Monofin set. The Monofin is one big flipper that you put your feet in together, it is shaped like the end of a fishes tail and has three straps to help keep your feet in place and then the actual tail is made from a bathing suit material that gets put on and slipped over your monofin via a hole at the bottom of the tail. This set along with many others retail for $79.95 on their website but they are currently running a holiday promotion, Receive a 10% discount on your order at www.SunTailMermaid.com code: BestGiftEver  @usfg

                           

The tail comes with a kit that is what they call training wheels for your tail, it comes with two puffy protective sleeps and plastic sleeves that go over the tips of the tail to help protect the monofin and the bathing suit material from becoming rip, torn and ruined. Until you are used to your tail, how it works and what surfaces are not good for it you must keep the padding on the tips of the tail otherwise it will void the warranty it comes with. The tail is easy to get on and fits well, it is designed to hold your legs together to make it easier to use the monofin, and it has a slit in the bottom where you can pull it over the monofin to complete the look of having a tail. I found I needed a slight bit of help getting the monofin on and pulling the bathing suit part over it but I could manage it on my own.

I wanted to fully test out the tail, but it is starting to get colder out even in Arizona and the pool water was freezing so I was only in long enough to snap a few photos and get out. I dig hang onto the edge of the pool and test out the fin a bit and I can tell it will be a helpful work out during the summer once I get used to the tail.Once it gets wet the materials will suction to your legs like a regular bathing suit but once you get out it will not hold onto the water. The mono fin is a lot of fun trying to use and really does give you a unique swimming experience. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Vinyls With Character Giveaway & Review!

**This was not a paid post. My honest opinions were used, they are solely my own & they may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Vinyls With Character for the review & giveaway free of charge.**


One of my favorite ways to show off my favorite movies, TV shows, Characters and interests is with my clothing. It is a simple and fun way to show off the things you enjoy, so I am always on the look out for shirts that suit my interests. When I came across Etsy shop Vinyls With Character I instantly loved her shop! She has so many fun and creative designs that can be customized to different colors.

 

Before I left on my honeymoon shop owner Ashley was kind enough to send me over two shirts, one for my husband and one for a friend of mine. I was sent a Haunted Mansion inspired shirt & Death Star Mickey Head Shirt. Both of the shirts arrived in a matter of no time and they look fantastic, I couldn't find a single thread out of place and there were no bubbles or creases in the vinyl. My husband wore the Death Star Mickey Head Shirt on our Honeymoon when we went to Disneyland and he received tons of compliments on it! The shirt really stands out and shows the love for two different big fandoms, the logo can be customized to different colors which is awesome, I went with my husbands favorite color red.

                            

The shirts she used feel nice and are comfortable to wear,and the vinyl is clear eye catching and all the designs make it easy for you to tell what fandom they fit with. The shirts are easy to wash and so far look exactly like it did the day it arrived which is excellent and means the shirt will last for some time to come. I like that when the shirts arrived they didn't have any kind of chemical or plastic smell to them, the vinyl also did not stick to itself which shows she is using the good vinyl that doesn't warp together when warm.

PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky winner is going to win their choice of a shirt from Vinyls With Character.

This is open to US Residents.  Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email!
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Vinyls With Character.

Please note: The store owner is having a surgery on December 8th, so your prize won't ship out until Mid January. Thank you! 

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Package from Santa!

**This is not a paid post, this is a pre-post post. I am posting this in exchange for a chance to receive a box from this company for my youngest child.**


Start a new and memorable tradition this Christmas with PackageFromSanta.com, the ONLY Santa memory service that does it ALL! Personalized LETTERS, PACKAGES, CALLS and VIDEOS from SANTA!

Do you want to see your children's face light up in amazement when they get a personalized letter from Santa Claus? Of course you do! This not just a letter from Santa. It's an amazing experience - it's joy, memories, wonder and happiness in a box! You can choose a specific letter theme and then customize it yourself to include details that only Santa would know!

Every package also comes with a FREE personalized CALL and VIDEO FROM SANTA that can be scheduled any time. This techy part of the PackageFromSanta.com was unreal! So surprisingly well done and high-end and my kids LOVED it!

It's such a joy to see my children continue to BELIEVE and PackageFromSanta.com really helped make the magic happen in my household this year! So grateful!

PFS has an A+ Rating with the BBB due to their unmatched high-touch customer service so you can be confident that you are making a wise purchase. They have real people on the phone ready to help answer questions. That's unheard of these days! Such a nice touch.

Click here to see a video to learn more about this very special Santa memory service that will be a part of my family for years to come!

The Platinum Package ($69.95) comes in a red box includes:

Personalized Letter from Santa
BONUS! Personalized Video from Santa (retail $9.99)
BONUS! Personalized Phone Call from Santa to a cell phone OR land line! (retail $9.99)
Personalized Nice List Certificate
Autographed Santa Claus Photo
Autographed Rudolph Photo
Genuine North Pole Stamp
...and so much more!

It also comes with a 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee. Wow! They are THAT confident your child will LOVE it!

There are 3 different packages offered, so you can choose a price point that works with your budget. I will be reviewing the top of the line Platinum package ($69.95).

Order this holiday must-have for your child at https://www.packagefromsanta.com and save 25% OFF your order when you use FAMP17 at checkout.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Project Decals Giveaway & Review!

**This was not a paid post. My honest opinions were used, they are solely my own & they may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Project Decals for the review & giveaway free of charge.**

I used to avoid putting decals on my car because I thought it was bad luck, but that was just due to both of my first cars not being the best cards in the world and just happened to break down shortly after putting a decal on the back. Now that I know I have a reliable car I don't mind putting a few decals on my car but I am picky about what I put onto my back window, I currently have three but recently decided to add another since one of the decals isn't made from the best material so I need to peel it off. I recently found a shop on Etsy called Project Decals and they had a huge selection of decals that caught my eye, there were so many neat and fun decals I wasn't sure what to pick when she asked what I'd be interested in reviewing. I provided her with a small list of those I thought were awesome and told her to pick which to send, not only did she provide me with my small list but she also sent me a custom decal with my blog url on it.



 

They all look so great in person, none of them appeared to have any kind of imperfection and they are all pretty adorable. These decals can be used on a number of things, you can add them to your car window, your laptop, your computer desk, etc. A few of these were meant for other people so I am saving them for the holidays so I will talk about the Stitch decal. I love Stitch, he is one of my favorite Disney characters and I really like how she used a hibiscus flower as his heart. I asked for a blue stitch because well he is blue, though I do slightly wish I asked for a brighter color such as white instead so he would stand out against my dark car windows better but he is still noticeable and looks great next to my baby Groot.

                 

The vinyl she uses is the perfect thickness for car decals, it isn't thin enough that it will get shriveled up and start peeling itself off of your car like my other decal I mentioned above. The backing peeled off without any issues and the decal went smoothly onto my window, I used my debit card to help smooth it out as I was pressing it against my car to help smooth out any air bubbles that might occur. This decal went on a long road trip with me, has been in a rainstorm and more since I put it on and it still looks brand new. I am very happy with this decal as well as the others. All of her decals are well made and doesn't cost an arm and a leg which is a big bonus plus she makes dozens of decals that suit different fandoms and likes so there is something for everyone in her shop.

PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky winner is going to win their choice of $15 worth of decals.

This is open World Wide.  Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email!
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Giveaway entry question: Please leave me a comment letting me know at least one decal you'd like to own from Project Decals

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Illumination AZ Review!

**This was not a paid post. My honest opinions were used, they are solely my own & they may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Illumination AZ for the review free of charge.**


My family and I were recently invited to the VIP preview of the Illumination AZ drive through light show, my kids love looking at Christmas lights and it was something I loved doing as a child as well so we decided to go. What is Illumination? It is a large drive through light show, there are thousands of lights all synced up to light up and turn off to the beat of Christmas songs, this is it's first year running. If you pay before hand tickets are $30 and if you buy them once you arrive tickets are $35 per car load not per person.




I really enjoy the idea of a large drive thru light show, however this is their first year running so they do have several bumps they need to smooth out so this review isn't completely positive unfortunately. The show was due to start at 6:15pm so we were all asked to arrive as close to 6pm as possible. We arrived about twenty minutes prior to the time and there were already a decent amount of people waiting, once 6:30 rolled around there were still no lights and no movement. The person in charge of the light show that needed to be there and on stage arrived a bit late and then got stuck in-line so we had to wait for them to get set up. Once everything got turned on and started moving it was a little bit of a mad house, they had 4-5 lines of traffic all merging into one single file line and there wasn't anyone directing traffic so everyone was just trying to squeeze and rush their way to get into line first. I think they should have someone standing at the front directing traffic to make things a little easier as this is something I've noticed a lot of people commenting about on facebook as well.



Once you get into the line things start to move pretty smoothly from there, as long as you follow the speed limit, set your radio to the station they provide and shut your headlights off you shouldn't run into any issues. Along the drive there were a lot of neat features such as drive thru light tunnels, giant Christmas trees, peace signs, cactus, and more. Each one was a different color and some of them did different lighting effects than the others but we did notice that several trees and sections of lights weren't on/working at all which was a bit of a bummer because it left gaps in the drive. The kids had a lot of fun looking at all of the lights though. At the speed we were going I would say it took us about 15-20 minutes to drive from the start to the finish of the lights. At the end of the lights there is a section set up for you to park and get out, there are food trucks, sweets vendors, crafting stations, bathrooms, Santa's workshop where you can take photos with Santa and more.



The park and stroll section has a giant light up Ornament you can walk through, has bounce houses for the kids plus a number of other fun activities for your enjoyment along with music and food. The kids had a lot of fun because it was like a mini carnival. The Illumination AZ will be open nightly until January 14th. It is located on the I-17 just north of the Norterra shopping center, 27701 N. Black Canyon Highway Phoenix, AZ 85085.