Friday, August 29, 2014

New Firefly Hello Kitty Ready Go Brush Celebrates the Icon’s 40th Birthday and Fights Cavities -Best Anticavity Mouthwash



New Firefly  Hello Kitty Ready Go Brush Celebrates the Icon’s  40th Birthday and Fights Cavities.  This is awesome!!!   I say this because Firefly oral care is a staple in my home and I am apart of the generation when Hello Kitty came out.  I was such a huge fan and still am.   

Firefly Hello Kitty Ready Go Brush features a light-up timer that mimics the cycle of a traffic light and makes sure kids brush long enough – one minute one uppers and one minute on lowers.   Green for go, yellow for halfway done, and red for finished!  It’s so colorful (the handle comes in punchy Hello Kitty pink) and fun to use that kids will want to brush, no nagging from parents required.   It also has a suction cup holder so it can be stored upright on the counter for less clutter and better hygiene.  This ADA-approved toothbrush is just $3.49 at major retailers nationwide.


Firefly Hello Kitty Mouthrinse is designed to complement proper brushing and flossing with added smile protection.  The chic character adorns every bottle, reminding kids that proper oral care is good clean fun, and fashionable to boot.  The great tasting and effective mouthrinse formula comes in a kid-friendly “melon kiss” flavor.  It’s sugar-free, alcohol-free formula is safe for kids.  Contains fluoride to fight cavities and strengthen tooth enamel and provides long-lasting anti-cavity protection.  Available for $3.99 at Wal-Mart.


Our experience with all Firefly products have been great.  We use a lot of the boy products and my son loves the timed toothbrush and the mouth wash is great.  He is constantly asking me to smell his breath after he brushes.  If he is not asking it seems as though he talks close to my face after he has rinsed.  I love it!!!



Firefly motivate children to keep up with their oral care.  

Happy 40th Birthday Hello Kitty!!! 


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Freedom Friday - Teaching My Son Common Expressions

Sometimes I forget my son has a lot to learn.  While I was driving and he was in the backseat of the car.  He was trying to manipulate me by trying to figure out something without being direct.  I knew exactly what he was doing so I said, "I can see right through you."  He says, "Oh yeah....if you can see right through me, what do you see inside of me?"  This kid really thought he was asking me something.  I then tell him, "It's an idiom."  He says, "So you cannot see through me."  He should know by now that he can't pull the wool over my eyes and I know everything.  We will have to expand on his learning of common sayings.

I have an older child, and similar situations like this have happened.  It is so easy to forget that at nine years old there a lot of things he has to learn.  I often take it for granted that he is still a little guy in this big world.




Happy Friday!!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Los Angeles County Fair, AUG 29 – SEPT 28, 2014 #LACF #lacountyfair @LACF




We discovered new worlds at the 2014 Los Angeles County Fair preview, last night.  You can also from August 29 - September 28.  This is a celebration of 92 years of Los Angeles County Fair.

I can remember being a child and my parents taking me to the LACF.  I am now making it a tradition for my family as well.  LACF is something to be celebrated.  The fair has a lot to offer especially so many wonderful memories.

Trust me, this year will leave the fair wanting more.  After our experience last night, my family is already asking, when are going again.

We all know, food at the LACF is always amazing!!!  Ari could not resist eating the Chicken Charlies Krispy Kreme burger.   She had been thinking about eating this since last year.  Last year she did not have one, because she was a vegetarian.  As you can see things have changed.  She says, "This is a manly burger."

It did not end there she went for the Bacon wrapped Zucchini.  How I wished I could eat the Krispy Kreme burger as well as the bacon wrapped zucchini.  I absolutely love zucchini and Krispy Kreme, but no beef or pork for me.  According to Ari, all of the food combinations were delicious and satisfying.


We suggest fair goers try:

  • Mrs. C's Famous- Egg rolls and coconut shrimp, 
  • Cornucopia Foods -wood grilled flatbread topped with toppings from The Farm, Coconut Water, 
  • Glissando Capital- Ramen Burger, 
  • Juicy's- funnel cake sausage dog
  • Lori's Concessions- rellono pretzel burger, blue cheese burger
  • Mrs. C's Famous Egg Rolls - Egg Rolls and Coconut Shrimp   
  • Ray Cammack Show - Big Daddy Corn Dogs, Gluten Free Big Rib, Big Chicken, Biggy Sausage, Deep Fried Pecan Pie, Deep Fried Pickle Chips, Tequila Jalapeno Pickle Popper and Assorted Gluten Free Candy Kettle Corn, Chocolate Covered Rice Krispy, Strawberries and bacon and mini cinnamon rolls.




When we were not eating we were able to discover new worlds that features Chinese Lantern Art.


We were fascinated by Luminasia.  Chinese, larger than life lanterns were used create a magical, wonderland.   The lanterns replicate landmarks of the world, Los Angeles icons, animals, flora and fauna and Chinese culture.  We spent a while taking pictures by almost every landmark.


As apart of discovering new worlds we were excited to hear about the Steampunk themed nightclub. We will definitely be returning because we love to party.


Speaking of party, we also got a chance to do a bit of monkeying around.  We met Lilly.  She was adorable.  My daughter was unable to capture the shot of Lily on my shoulders, she moved so fast.  I felt bad until I heard others, saying they could not get a shot as well.


There is now question why people come back to the Los Angeles County Fair,  again, and again and again.  The fair is fun for the entire family.




Disclosure:  Product/compensation was received in exchange for review.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Scotch Duct Tape Review - Scotch Brand Products- Arts and Crafts Projects For Kids



School is back in session and I have learned that Scotch Duct Tape has  inspired many children and teens to be creative, by using duct tape.

My soon to be 20 year old daughter, was excited to receive rolls of Scotch Duct Tape.  She planned on using it for making projects with the children she tutors or babysits.



This is not knew to my family, because last year, my son began making duct tape projects at his after school camp on Friday's.  That is the free day for the camp to cook and do other projects.  It all began when one of the camp counselors started make things with plain, grey duct tape.  The kids loved it.  My son first came home with a wallet and then more things  Now he is jealous because he saw the selection of tape my daughter has.  He tried convincing himself that the tape with the stars was for boys also.

The only creative side I have is using the tape on gifts, so I will not be making Scotch Duct Tape project anytime soon.  On second thought, if I go get some tape for my son, we will work on some crafts together.  I really like the book cover idea.



Recently, Scotch Duct Tape hosted a Back-to-School contest that asked teens to create an original back-to-school craft with duct tape and submit a photo that shows how they’re going back to school in style for a chance to win $1,000.
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Teen Vlogger, Sarai Jones,  judged the contest and  created a fun video with locker decorations for inspiration. The contest included prizes for the top four winners with first place received $1000, second place received $500 and third and fourth place received $250.  

Disclosure: Product/Compensation was received in exchange for review.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Paint and Sip Los Angeles - Art Class and Wine Glass



Paint and Sip Studio  did more than meet my expectations.  My friend Angie and I had so much fun!  I have been telling everyone about this paint studio.  While telling them about it, I have to whip out my phone and show them a picture of my master piece.

I am not good at drawing or painting.  After this girls night out, I think I may have a new interest.  My son thinks I am so awesome and I should start painting and my daughter continues to infer that my eyes are deceiving me and my painting is not that good.  I think she is jealous she did not come.

The evening began with Angie complaining that I do not drink.  I did not care, because I had my apple cider.  If she wanted something to drink, she should have brought what she wanted.  She did question the BYOB, because her friends had gone to other painting studios and drinks were provided.  When we arrived at Paint and Sip she realized the other studios offered pictures that you trace and paint.  Now, I believe studios that  provide the drinks they are on a lesser scale if you ask me.  Who wants to trace a picture?

The group for our night was awesome and we had a great instructor.  He provided us with a great music selection.  He had something for everybody.  He was attentive, encouraging, detailed, and funny.  Every time he would tell me I was doing good, I wanted to say, "Stop fibbing, I know you see what I see."  By the time we left the studio and with his many compliments, I think we all left there feeling like true artists.


Our featured painting was Strarry Night over the Rhone.  Everyone was excited about painting this.  The class was so much fun.  There was a full on party in this studio, people were painting and sipping.  The music was getting to some of us as well as the drinks.  It was funny to watch the people that had too many sips.  I could not wait to see how their paintings were going to turn out.  They did surprisingly well.  Let me just mention they were not out of control they were just hilarious.

It seemed that we all could not wait to get to use the black paint.  When the time came, we were applauding, but quickly learned using black paint is hard.  Needless to say, our paintings turned out nice.  There were different variations of Starry Night over the Rhone, but in our eyes it looked just like the original.  Our proud instructor had us go to the lobby and take a group photo.  I just loved this part.

Here is my painting next to the instructors.  I bet you cannot tell which is his. LOL!!!


Can you believe all of this was covered in about three hours.  I had so much fun. I did not realize we had been there all that time.  I really enjoyed my experience at Paint and Sip.

Disclosure: Product/compensation was received in exchange for review.
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Chronic Tacos Giveaway - Los Angeles Mexican Restaurants



Have you tried Chronic Tacos?  Well I have not, but  I am looking forward to my family trying Chronic Tacos soon!!!  I will also be hosting a Chronic Tacos giveaway as well.

My family loves Mexican food, so we will be eating ourselves happy at Chronic Tacos.  The food is  made-to-order Mexican food that is both fast and fresh.



Chronic Tacos does offer gluten free and vegetarian menu items.  With so many options to choose from,  it may be great to  use their catering services.  I know I have hosted parties and my guests have different food restrictions.  Chronic Tacos is giving everyone an opportunity to enjoy their food.

Loving Mexican food is my main purpose for visiting Chronic Tacos, but when I saw the burrito in this video I thought it looked delicious nice and fat.  I cannot eat a burrito this size, but I still want one. That is without all of the peppers and hot spices.



Here's a chance to win one Chronic Taco gift basket valued at $55, which includes a gift card, coupons and other Chronic Tacos Goodies.

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HealthyNow Colon Cleanse Detox Plus Review -Colon Cleanse Laxative #healthynow




My daughter has compared HealthyNow Colon Cleanse Detox Plus to another colon cleanse and likes HealthyNow over the other.

She says it works well and she just takes it as directed as opposed to the other colon cleanse she tried, they suggested she take the tablets twice a day before her meals.  She has not experienced any cramping and has not been uncomfortable.  She drinks lots of water.  She needs to eat more fruits and vegetables but either way this colon cleanse has worked well for her.

She has only taken it a few times, but is planning on doing a complete detox this week.  With a healthy diet and exercise, while taking HealthyNow, she will feel more than refreshed.

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-  Cleanses, Stimulates & Nourishes the Colon - 90 Caps per Bottle. 
-  Promotes Digestive Health and Healthy Colon Cleanse Weight Loss.
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