Tuesday, January 9, 2018

PAJANKET REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

Things I am obsessed with in 2018 already are buffalo plaid, blankets, and boots.
Those things all go so well together in Winter, especially for us here in Utah. We have blankets, but children often throw or drag them on the floor. While that might save you some time from dusting, it doesn't make your blankets look so hot.
I discovered a small company with a super cute product called Pajanket. It is a fully-mobile, no drag, wearable blanket. When I saw they had a few in my favorite pattern, I couldn't resist trying them out. They also sell a few solid colors (for both boys and girls) if you aren't into the plaid.
 These blankets are designed for your littles to wear (sizes ranging in 4-11 yrs of age) without dragging on the ground. There are adorable little foot and arm holes that allow them to still move around freely.

Pajankets have a zipper in the front to allow the kiddies to climb in and get cozy. Kids can also tuck their and arms inside the blanket for added warmth.
 If these aren't the best idea ever, then I don't know what is. They are perfect for lazy Saturdays, when you watch movies together, or pretty much any time.
These blankets are cute, comfortable, and made right here in the USA.
Use code Pajanket35%OFF at checkout when you shop for a 35% discount.

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

HARDWARE RANCH

My friend Rachel called me up this morning to join her on a spontaneous trip to Hardware Ranch.
 When you reach the area in Hyrum, UT, you can go to the visitor's center for a great view from inside with the all glass front room and magnifying viewer.
 Tickets are for sale for a wagon ride to check out the Rocky Mountain Elk in the area. The elk come to this part of Utah in the winter when the snow pushes them to lower ground. They are migrating in search of food.
This Wildlife Area grows it's own grass hay each summer to feed these animals.
 Tickets for the wagon rides are priced at $5 for adults and $3 for children over the age of three.
You ride out in between these animals. They don't budge much when the wagons go by them. 
 This area estimates that 500-600 elk come into this area each year. 
This experience is super cool for those who love wildlife and the outdoors.
 You don't have to ride the wagon, but I would recommend it.
 Check their website for visiting days and hours and how to plan your trip.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

WARREN MILLER'S Line of Descent Film 2017

The annual tradition of ski movies is back to salute the start of winter. In Volkswagen presents Warren Miller's Line of Descent, they celebrate their 68th ski/snowboard film with downhill thrills, global adventure, and a nod to those who taught you to slide on snow. 
Exciting news for my state....Utah Native Marcus Caston and skier Kay Richardson made the film!
I'll be at one of the Orem screenings (October 17-19) this year.

Wanna join me? You can purchase tickets here
Don't forget there is free swag & offers for moviegoers at all shows.

ALADDIN - NEW DISNEY LIVE-ACTION FILM #Aladdin

Raise your hand if you have been loving these live-action films of Disney classic animated shows.

Guess what...my favorite Aladdin is next! I've heard news that Aladdin casting is complete and production is currently underway at Longcross Studios outside London.
Here is a selfie of a few of the ALADDIN cast members Will Smith (“Genie”), Mena Massoud (“Aladdin”), Naomi Scott (“Princess Jasmine”) and Marwan Kenzari(“Jafar”).
The film is being directed by Guy Ritchie.

For more information on #Aladdin, follow them on:

COCO MOVIE PRINTABLES #PixarCoco

Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming a musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Following a mysterious chain of events, Miguel finds himself in the Land of the Dead where he meets his new friend Hector. The two of them set out to prove Miguel's talent and figure out the mystery behind the family history of the music ban.


Below are some fun activity sheets for you to print out to get excited about the movie hitting theaters:





COCO opens in theatres everywhere on November 22, 2017.
Find out more about COCO on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the official movie website.
#PixarCoco

THE STRAY FILM #TheStray

I think you all know my love of dogs and good movies by now so there shouldn't be any surprise about me sharing this new film with you. The Stray, distributed by Purdie Distribution, is a heart-warming film that the whole family can watch together.
I was able to attend a special screening with the director Mitch Davis and most of the cast/crew in attendance. 
He mentioned that the film was originally going to be released in 100 theaters, but it will be showing in over 600 theaters nationwide opening October 6, 2017. I am so happy for this news because it really is a sweet film.
The Stray tells the true story of a stray dog who saves a struggling family in more ways than one. I am pretty sure this is a story that many dog owners can relate to in one way or another. In this story, Pluto the Wonder Dog comes out of nowhere and instantly makes himself at home with the Davis family, who seem to quickly falling apart as a family unit. Pluto manages to save the family in many ways, ultimately giving the ultimate sacrifice and helping the family come closer.
Everyone involved in this film was so kind at the screening. They shook hands, smiled for photos, and signed autographs.
The dog who played Pluto even sat through the screening. I was able to meet her recently at another event (Sheepdog competition at Soldier Hollow) and she is such a sweet pooch.

Just quit reading my review and go see the movie!
Click this link to purchase tickets and see which theaters are showing The Stray.
#thestray





Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Year Santa Lost His List BOOK REVIEW


Who is excited about the Christmas holiday season coming soon? Christmas is my favorite holiday. One of my most memorable family memories is reading Christmas story books together as a family. We would all gather together around the tree in our new sets of pajamas and listen as my Dad read out loud a story to us. There was never anything too important to interrupt our story time.We completely disconnected from outside sources and spent quality family time together. Does your family have any holiday traditions that hold a special place in your heart?
If you are like us, and are looking for a new holiday book this year, I have a great recommendation. For young readers, I cannot say any bad things about The Year Santa Lost His List.
It is a super fun story with easy words to read and bright illustrations that will keep your young readers (heck, even the older readers) entertained. It might be fun for family members to pass the book around and all take turns reading out loud. This book is perfect for that idea.
 The Year Santa Lost His List also has a great meaning in the story that will make your heart smile.
Santa loses his list before Christmas. He is getting his sleigh ready when a big gust of wind blows his list out of his hands. Will he be able to give the correct gifts to right children? He delivered ice skates to Julie, who always wanted to be an artist. Noah, who was totally into playing baseball, received a guitar and microphone. Can the disaster be reconciled and everyone be happy or could this possibly be the worst Christmas mix up ever?
Of course, you know I'm not going to tell you the answer. You have to read the story and find out for yourself.
This book was published in October 2016. It is the author's second book. Look for it on Amazon and it to your library this holiday season.
#theyearsantalosthislist

I received this book at a discounted price in return for my honest opinion.
I gave this book to my younger nieces and nephews who love Christmas. They enjoyed the book and have probably read it 29 times already in one week. It is great for young readers with clear text and bright illustrations to keep their interest. The book has just the perfect amount of pages to read. This will definitely be a book that gets read by the entire family every year at Christmas holiday times. Check it out to see if Santa finds his list and can deliver the right presents to all of the children.



gave this book to my younger nieces and nephews who love Christmas. They enjoyed the book and have probably read it 29 times already in one week. It is great for young readers with clear text and bright illustrations to keep their interest. The book has just the perfect amount of pages to read. This will definitely be a book that gets read by the entire family every year at Christmas holiday times. Check it out to see if Santa finds his list and can deliver the rig


I gave this book to my younger nieces and nephews who love Christmas. They enjoyed the book and have probably read it 29 times already in one week. It is great for young readers with clear text and bright illustrations to keep their interest. The book has just the perfect amount of pages to read. This will definitely be a book that gets read by the entire family every year at Christmas holiday times. Check it out to see if Santa finds his list and can deliver the right presents to all of the children.
I gave this book to my younger nieces and nephews who love Christmas. They enjoyed the book and have probably read it 29 times already in one week. It is great for young readers with clear text and bright illustrations to keep their interest. The book has just the perfect amount of pages to read. This will definitely be a book that gets read by the entire family every year at Christmas holiday times. Check it out to see if Santa finds his list and can deliver the right presents to all of the children.
I gave this book to my younger nieces and nephews who love Christmas. They enjoyed the book and have probably read it 29 times already in one week. It is great for young readers with clear text and bright illustrations to keep their interest. The book has just the perfect amount of pages to read. This will definitely be a book that gets read by the entire family every year at Christmas holiday times. Check it out to see if Santa finds his list and can deliver the right presents to all of the children.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Hang Out With Mother Nature in Your #RECLININGCAMPINGCHAIR


There are plenty of days where I want to just relax and be in nature and sometimes I don't have trees to set up a swing hammock. What do I do? I pack my camping chair. Snowbird Resort has Friday Family Flicks where they show family friendly movies outside on the Plaza Deck for free. Taking your own camping chair is encouraged.
My camping chair light so it is easy to carry and store.
 Set-up is simple.
It has built in cup holders, an extra padded headrest, and a mesh pocket to hold small valuables.
Dimensions: L34" X W22" X H15"/Weight limit is 200 lbs (90 kgs).
 My favorite thing about the chair is that it can easily recline.
Enjoy your time outdoor more comfortably with a good, portable camping chair from Roraima outdoor.



Thursday, July 20, 2017

CLEO MADISON Fashion #cleomadison

I have two things to share with you:
#1 I found THE coolest wall in Bluffdale, UT, at the Cents of Style warehouse. If you know me, then you know I love walls. It's an obsession of mine. Can you blame me? One side of the warehouse is painted with giant color blocks that will blow your mind. So go dance your heart out in front of this awesome space.
AND
#2 I just found THE most comfortable dress from Cleo Madison
 This dress is super comfortable, great for putting in your suitcase when traveling, has pockets, and is practically perfect in every way.
 As you can see, it looks great on it's own with an elastic waist and 3/4 length sleeves or you can dress it up and accessorize it with any color belt, shoes, jewelry, or hat.
 Cleo Madison also sells footwear, skirts, swimwear, and tops that are both cute and modest. That's right - modest are hottest.
  The best part about this site is that the clothing is sold at fabulously fabulous prices.
To shop for more adorable pieces and get modest fashion inspiration, follow Cleo Madison on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and Instagram.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

#ALEXANDANI Semi-Annual SALE!

I am pretty sure some of you know my obsession with Alex and Ani. Well, I just wanted to drop a hint that they are having a semi-annual sale with savings starting at 30% off and part of the proceeds go to charity. I love a company that supports positive energy and helps give back to the community.

**In addition to taking up to 30% off select products, you will also get Free Shipping NO MINIMUM, now through Wednesday July 5th!**

Savings start at 30% off in our Charity Sale, benefiting UNICEF’s Early Childhood Education and Global Emergency programs


PS My birthday is coming up soon. Wink wink.
Now let's get shopping!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Disney / Pixar CARS 3 MOVIE PRINTABLES #CARS3

Disney/Pixar’s CARS 3 is now playing in theatres everywhere! I had the opportunity to see it a few days before it opened at a special screening. I haven't seen the previous Cars movies, but I sure loved this one.
CARS 3 is full of humor that is the perfect film for the whole family to enjoy.
Lightning McQueen made his rookie debut in “Cars” in 2006; more than a decade has passed since he was a young superstar. Next-gen racer Jackson Storm races at speeds pushing 207 mph which is a bit faster than McQueen, but he doesn't let that get him down. Instead, he uses it to help him become a better racer with the help of his strong spirited Trainer Cruz Ramirez. Cruz's training style is high-tech. Will Lightning McQueen be able to keep up?
I'm not going to spoil the movie for you, but I will share some fun printables to keep the #cars3 excitement going at your house.
MAZE



MEMORY GAME
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE
Miss Fritter's Corn Fritters Recipe

Catch Owen Wilson in CARS 3 now in theaters everywhere starting today, June 16, 2017!