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Month: March 2014

Lilly Got Her Ears Pierced and Had Some Accessories Fun at Claire’s in Saugus

Lilly has been infatuated with accessories lately, every morning she has a pile of things she wants to put on from jewelry to belts to pocketbooks.  She had her ears pierced as a baby but the holes had closed up over the years because the earrings were constantly falling out, but once she started school she began asking for earrings again.

Last weekend we decided to pop into the Square One Mall in Saugus to look for some living room furniture and let the kids walk off some energy.  Well of coarse Lilly spotted the accessory store from a mile away and took off running.  My first instinct was to grab her and run, knowing Aidan could cause craziness in a small store full of little sparkly things.  However as I turned my head I saw the ear piercing station and decided to let Lilly have some girly fun while Grammy took the boys upstairs to train ride.
She sat up on the chair like the little woman she thinks she is and was very excited!
The two girls working at Clair’s were awesome and very friendly, giving her a pretty teddy to hold onto.  They also did the piercing simultaneously on the two ears so I didn’t have to worry about a screaming one ear pierced child.
I was shocked all I herd was a tiny ouch and a scrunched face, and then she was all smiles with her pretty new earrings
It cost about $55 for the piercing with the little gold flower earrings and a big bottle of ear care solution.  I think the price has gone up quite a bit over the years.  I remember getting my double holes for under $25 but either way I think it was still a very reasonable price especially considering the sales associates made it a good experience for Lilly. 
Then just as I was about to round up our stuff to head out, they told me everything in the store is half off with a piercing!  So we stocked up on some fun accessories.  Lilly got 2 pairs of glasses, a diary, lip gloss and nail polish kit, Rapunzel braid hair clip, and pretty pocketbook for around $30.  
Lilly was ecstatic, and is still showing everyone her new earring and toting around all her accessories in her cute princess pocketbook.
Having a little girly-girl is so much fun! especially in a store that wall to wall, top to bottom full of sparkly fun girly things!

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique ~ Walt Disney World

I love the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disney World!  I think its the perfect opportunity for me and Lilly to sneak away from Daddy and the boys and have some very special girl time making magical princess memories!
I’ve heard many people say they thought the boutique was to pricey, but my feeling is, everything at Disney is expensive that’s the sad reality.  However we will be at Disney less than a handful of times while the kids are still young enough to want to dress up in princess dresses and pirate eye patches.  So for those few times I’ll close my eyes and slam down the credit card to make some amazing memories.
During our Trip in 2012, Lilly wanted to be Cinderella and because she was still so little I was able to to convince he to go with the fairy-tale princess hair style.
This year she wanted to be Aurora but they where out of the costume so she went with Belle.  She also wanted to pick her own hair style and that was the Disney Diva style, um yikes!  Even with the spikes and all the colors she still looked adorable though.(We went to the Down Town Disney Boutique)

It all starts with checking in at the counter, choosing the package you want, and getting a princess pager.

The Current Packages to choose from are:
The Coach Package ($54.95)
Hair styling
Princess Sash
Tote Bag

The Crown Package ($59.95)
Hair styling
Nail Polish
Princess Sash
Tote Bag

The Courtyard Package ($94.95)
Hair styling
Nail Polish
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Shirt
Tutu Skirt
Princess Sash
Tote Bag

The Castle Package ($194.95)
Hair Styling
Nail Polish
Princess Costume and Accessories
Princess Sash
Tote Bag
Photo Package

We then had some time to shop around the huge Disney store while waiting for our turn.
Once our magical pager vibrated and began to tell us to come in, we headed back over to the boutique entrance where Lilly’s fair godmother was waiting to take us into a dressing room where her princess outfit was laid out and waiting to be put on.  Now this is where the fun began.  After she was decked out in a princess gown and shoes and had her wand in hand, she was ready to be pampered.

She got into her station and the fairy godmothers got to work, doing her hair and letting her choose the style and colors of the accessories.  Then painting her nails and doing her make up.

After she got her sash and her fairy godmother waived her wand full of sparkles making her a full fledged princess, we checked out.  Lilly received a pink Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique backpack tote with her princess invitation, nail polishes, makeup, and stickers in it.

Next we walked down a few shops to the photo studio, where they took some professional pictures.

That completed our makeover fun, but in Disney the dress up magic stayed all day.  Every cast member called her princess when taking her order at restaurants, letting her on and off rides, and introducing her to Characters.  Many even bowed and took her hand.  Plus the Disney buses played a soundtrack over the intercom announcing there was a royal princess aboard.  All these little things kept her giggling all day, and my heart melting.

And I must add, Lilly was able to rock that Diva Hairstyle for days!

Shoplet Sharpie Markers and Pen Product Review ~ #Shopletreviews

I received a fun complimentary package of Sharpie marker supplies from Shoplet to review.  Shoplet is a leading purely online office supplies retailer.
The first items we tried are the Sharpie Metallic Permanent Marker in Gold and Silver.

These markers go on smooth and vibrant.  The colors pop especially on dark colored items.  I have never seen a marker perform so well on black paper.  These are permanent, which makes them a blast to decorate with!
Next I tried out the Sharpie Premium Pen.
  I love writing with marker pens but have always hated the bleed through they usually cause onto the back of the paper.  So I am very excited to have found the Sharpie Premium Pen!  It writes smooth, vibrant, and fine like a marker without smearing or bleeding though the paper.  Plus the design looks sleek and pretty.
Lastly Lilly and I had fun with the Sharpie Neon Permanent Markers and some White Sunglasses!
These colorful vibrant neon markers are the best!  They write on brilliant and vivid during the day and then fluoresces under black lights!  The possibilities are endless with these, and my kids have been begging to color pretty much everything in the house! 
Lilly and I got started by making these plain white sunglasses into a pair that my little diva will want to wear everyday this Spring!
Shoplet also offers a wide variety of Office Stationary, Promotional Products, and Promotional Shirts for to personalize your business and brand!
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Disclaimer: I received these products free of charge to facilitate this review, All opinions are 100% my Own.

UA ArmourBite Mouthpiece Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

The weather is starting to get nicer and the sports will be starting soon in full swing.  As the nights get longer and the weather warmer we will be venturing out into the nice fresh air playing tennis, running, biking, golf and more.  So why not use a simple mouthpiece that easily fits on your lower jaw to help reduce stress and increase endurance!

I received the Under Armour ArmourBite Mouthpiece to review and I am impressed at how simple to use and comfortable this mouth piece is.  Plus the benefits are incredible.
According to ArmourBite the benefits include:
– Increased Strength
– Increased Endurance
– Speeds up Reaction Time
– Reduces Athletic Stress
– Improves Breathing

The ArmourBite has the convenience of at home fitting.  They come in 2 sizes, Youth and Adult.  Once you have your chosen size you simply boil the mouth piece quickly and then bite on it to create a perfect fit in just a few minutes.
This is a mouth piece is designed for non contact sports and fits on the lower jaw so it wont interfere with communicating.
Enter to Win a UA ArmourBite Mouthpiece!
Contest ends March
Choice of size Youth (11-) and Adult (12+)
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Pirate League at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom ~ Orlando Floridia

This year was our first time at the Pirate’s League in Adventure Land at Magic Kingdom.  We had done the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique with Lilly on our last visit but hadn’t heard about the Pirate’s League yet.
This is a must do if you have Pirate Lovers in your family!  The boys had so much fun, and their faces through out the entire experience were priceless.

 We checked in outside and chose the pirate package we wanted,  I also decided to add on the pirate clothing to our package choice.

The package choices are:
First Mate/Empress Packages$29.95
Face Painting
Reversible Bandana
Earring and eye patch
Sword and Sheath
Temporary Tattoo
Pirate League Bag
Pirate Coin Necklace
Pirate Oath
Official Pirate Name
Participation in the Daily Pirate Parade

Jake and the Never Land Pirates: $44.95
Jake and the Never Land Pirates bandana with faux hair
Face Painting
Sword and sheath
Pirates League bag
Pirate coin necklace
Jake and the Never Land Pirates T-shirt
Participation in the daily Pirate Parade

The Mermaid Deluxe Package: $74.95
Mermaid makeup and makeup palette
Mermaid hairstyle and color-changing hair clip
Mermaid necklace
Nail polish
Mermaid sash
Mermaid T-shirt and tutu
Participation in the daily Pirate Parade
The full pirate costumes cost extra or you can bring your own.  They cost a bit more but I think they made the whole day that much more special, plus I’m thinking a Pirate and Princess party theme for the twins birthday so the costumes will be used again.
When we first walked in a crew member brought us to a dressing room where the boys got to put on there Jack Sparrow like costumes.  They then went to find out their pirate names and sign the pirate book.

After the little pirates where named we got to move along into where all the fun is.  Our stylists introduced themselves to the boys and got to pick the pirate faces they wanted.  Anthony wanted a complete pirate transformation to look like his favorite Jack Sparrow.

Aidan on the other hand is not a face paint fan, the idea of it usually causes a complete melt down.  However his pirate stylist was awesome with him, she took it very slow with him and he agreed to a little cut on his cheek, which he was very proud of for the rest of the day.

After the boys took their Pirate Oaths we went into a “secret” room to learn about a treasure and get the boys photographs taken.
We then went to check out, the photographs where packaged and ready to purchase, the boys also got their Pirates Pledge with their Pirate names on it.

This was so much fun and like Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, the fun doesn’t end after the makeover!  On all the Disney buses they played a special announcement saying there was a pirate on board.  All the cast members also called them Pirate’s all day.

Dress Up Fun at Disney!

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