Friday, May 27, 2016

Alice Through the Looking Glass Review #ThroughTheLookingGlass



I received complimentary tickets to see this movie. All opinions are 100% my own


Alice Through the Looking Glass is now in Theaters and I had the chance to see this movie earlier this week. We saw it in 3D and although it was an awesome movie, I'd skip the 3D, it just wasn't a 3D movie and it made my eyes hurt in some scenes. 

We thoroughly enjoyed this movie. We start the movie with Alice on her father's ship and trying to get back home from a mission. She does it safely and then finds out her mother sold the shares of their trading company back to the company. While at a party with her mother she goes upstairs and finds a mirror (the "looking glass") is a portal to the wonderland world. She reunites with her friends and finds that the Hatter isn't himself and appears sick. To make him better, Alice must travel back in time and save him and his family. Later in the film we see the Red and White queen as their younger selves which is kind of neat. 

Overall a good film that I would highly recommend seeing!

This movie clocks in at 113 minutes. It's a good length film for audiences of all ages, not too long, not too short. It is rated PG

Actors/Actresses in the film:
Johnny Depp
Anne Hathaway
Sacha Baron Cohen
Helena Bonham Carter
Mia Wasikowska

and more!


Check out these cute Cheshire Cupcakes too!
How to make them here




Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Cedar Point: ANNUAL BREW AND BBQ FESTIVAL IS BACK; SOAK CITY OPENS; FREE ADMISSION FOR MILITARY



ANNUAL BREW AND BBQ FESTIVAL IS BACK; SOAK CITY OPENS; FREE ADMISSION FOR MILITARY

SANDUSKY, Ohio (May 25, 2016) – Mouth-watering barbeque and amazing craft beers come together with the world’s greatest collection of thrill rides and coasters at Cedar Point’s annual Brew and BBQ event, kicking off this Friday, May 27!

Over 160 micro, craft and specialty beers will be available for sampling in the FrontierTown section of the park, including Cedar Point’s own custom Valravn Session IPA. Some of the more than 55 breweries represented include The Brew Kettle, Rhinegeist, New Belgium, Maumee Bay, Founders Brewing, Dogfish Head, Great Lakes, Goose Island and Kona Brewing.

The wide selection of beer isn’t the only treat, as delicious barbeque samples will be served to complement the hops and grains. Guests can choose items from a “Taste of Carolina,” with pulled pork sliders and Southern slaw or sliced brisket with candied jalapenos; “Texas BBQ,” featuring sliced brisket on Texas toast with rich & sassy barbeque sauce or barbeque carnitas nachos with creamy cheddar, black beans, pickled jalapenos and sour cream; the “Memphis BBQ,” including a barbeque pork shoulder sandwich with coleslaw and smoky barbeque sauce or smoked sausage; and the “Kansas City BBQ,” tempting the taste buds with smokehouse ribs with a wet or dry rub.

Guests can enhance their Brew and BBQ dining experience while discovering how to pair beer and food like an expert at one of the VIP beer and food pairings. Limited tickets are available for these multi-course sessions to be held at 6 and 8 p.m. on May 28-29 and June 10-11. Cost for the pairing is $20 per person and guests must be 21 or over.

Plus, Chef Damaris Phillips from Food Network’s “Southern at Heart” will make a special appearance on Saturday, June 4 from 5-6:30 p.m. Impressing judges with her fresh take on Southern cuisine and winning over the audience with her impeccable charm, Southern spitfire Damaris Phillips also outlasted 11 rival competitors to win season nine of “Food Network Star.” Guests can watch her whip up a few quick recipes that incorporate beer and then stay for an autograph signing.

Brew and BBQ begins on Friday, May 27 and runs daily through Sunday, June 12 from 5 p.m. until park close. Guests can save $10 when they purchase their event tickets in advance online for just $20. Event admission includes tickets that can be used for beer and barbeque samples. Event admission does not include admission to Cedar Point, but a combo ticket is available online for $65 plus tax. Admission to the park is required to gain access to Brew and BBQ.

Get set to get wet! Soak City Waterpark, Cedar Point’s splashtacular summer playground, opens this weekend on Saturday, May 28. Guests can challenge the waves in the Breakers Bay wave pool, go on a rafting adventure together on Zoom Flume or take it easy in a poolside cabana. Soak City is open daily May 28 through Sept. 5.

Cedar Point is also honoring all of the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country. During the park’s Armed Forces Weekend, all active, retired and honorably-discharged members of the United States military can receive free admission to Cedar Point and Soak City Waterpark with a valid ID from Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30. Valid forms of ID include active duty ID, retired personnel ID, VA ID or a copy of DD-214 discharge papers and a photo ID.

For more information on Brew and BBQ, Soak City Waterpark and Armed Forces Weekend, guests can visit cedarpoint.com. 

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Planning the Perfect Family Getaway



If you’re like most parents, you love the idea of taking your children to see some snow during the winter months or a little nature when the thaw begins in the spring. Chances are you probably remember your parents doing exactly that for you, and you want to keep the tradition alive.

Now that you’re an adult though, family vacations are a whole lot more complicated. What used to be easy now requires a whole lot more planning simply because you’re the one booking the tickets, lodging and planning the whole trip!

Planning a family vacation doesn’t have to be a nightmare though. You just need to be smart about how you do it. Use this guide to help you plan the ultimate family vacation where you can get reconnected with nature no matter what season it is.

Locate Your Destination

When you’re planning a trip for your family you probably know what kinds of activities you want to be doing. Depending on where you live though, that could mean that you have multiple spots within driving distance, or that you could have to fly for hours.

Grab a map – or use online – and plot out destinations near you that could help you create the ideal vacation. Write down the mileage and figure out how you would be able to get to each of them.

If you’re traveling with small kids, you don’t want to pick a destination that’s too far away. You don’t want to run the budget up on expensive airline tickets either.

Book Early

The winter and spring months are times when everybody wants to be out in nature. Great skiing and hiking in many areas can mean that hotels and lodging is full all over. If you want to avoid paying high prices for what little accommodations are left, you need to be booking your lodging early.

Look for places that are ideal for a family, like Broken Bow Cabins, for example. Family-friendly cabins are often the best bet for families that need more space than the traditional hotel room can provide.

Pack Smart

When you travel with kids, you need to start packing early. That’s because kids are notoriously bad at packing, and you’ll need to check their luggage before leaving. You might even have to re-do or wash items in their bag.

Get children’s bags ready for a trip about 48 hours before you have to head out the door.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Pink Lemonade Shop 9 year Anniversary with Giveaway!



Pink Lemonade Shop is celebrating 9 years with a Cloth Pad Chat and Giveaways galore!

Pink Lemonade Shop is turning 9 Years old this week and they're celebrating in the most awesome way possible. They've teamed up with several great brands and bloggers (like me!) to bring you a cloth pad chat and tons of giveaways!

Monday through Friday they'll have a Flash Giveaway every day on their Facebook page. They also have an EPIC Rafflecopter giveaway you can enter to win right here at the bottom of this post. On Thursday they're hosting a Cloth Pad Chat with EIGHTEEN winners chosen from those who attend and who knows what else they'll share, Sue always has something up her sleeve!

Pink Lemonade Shop is thrilled to have been in business 9 years. They've come so far and they can't wait to see what the next 9 years has in store for them.

The Flash Giveaways

Flash Giveaways will be daily and the sponsors include, in order of appearance, Taylor's Pure & Natural, Eco Sprout, Grace Green Beauty, Smart Bottoms and Eclipse Sun Sleeves.

The Rafflecopter Giveaway

This giveaway includes prizes from Allen's Naturally, Eyla's, Logan + Lenora, Momme Meals and us, Pink Lemonade Shop!

The Cloth Pad Chat

Our Cloth Pad Chat w/ Flash Giveaways is Thursday May 26th at 7pm est. Nine winners will be chosen to receive 50 points each and nine winners will be chosen to receive a mystery cloth pad or pantyliner! Winners must be present to enter to win and will be chosen at random from those who participate.

*The Cloth Pad Chat prizes are open to both USA & International winners.

RSVP for the Cloth Pad Chat here.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Digital Media Academy #CreateTheNext





Digital Media Academy tech summer camps are filling up faster than ever! Don't miss out on the summer experience of a lifetime - SAVE $50 with code CR8TECH16 when you register by May 31, 2016.

At DMA, kids (ages 6-12) and teens (ages 12-17) learn computer programming, app development, 3D modeling, robotics, graphic design, filmmaking, and much more!

Choose from one week DMA Camps, or step it up with two week DMA Academies , all taught by industry experts and tech professionals. Campers get hands-on experience creating projects using the latest hardware and software from Apple, Canon, Adobe, and more. 

Digital Media Academy also offers STEM camps just for girls, called Made by Girls! Learn from a female role model and tech professional in an environment of creative girls just like you!

Hurry, save $50 with code CR8TECH16 when you register by May 31! See you this summer at Digital Media Academy! #CreateTheNext

Find your summer camp at DigitalMediaAcademy.org! Questions? Call 1(866)656-3342 or email info@digitalmediaacademy.org.