Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas Review and Ticket Giveaway 8/5

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We are big fans of Wet 'n' Wild water park in Las Vegas.  We took the kids last Summer, and we all had a blast.  They have a huge variety of different water attractions for all ages.  Wet 'n' Wild is a great place to cool off from the hot Summer here in Vegas.  Have you been to Wet 'n' Wild?  What is your favorite thing to do there?








Wet 'n' Wild has a great area for young children.  They have a huge area dedicated to small children.  This is perfect for toddlers, but even kids older than that.  This are has smaller slides that are great for children that aren't fond of the bigger slides.  My 8 and 10 year old even enjoy playing in this area.

Wet 'n' Wild also has the Colorado Cooler.  This is a great place to just relax and cool off.  This is a river that has a gentle current that goes around the park.  We love to head to the Colorado Cooler when we want to do something on the mellow side while we are at the park.

There are a number of fun water slides to check out while at the park.  We personally love the Royal Flush Extreme.  This ride is so much fun!  I rode down this one on a double raft with my 8 year old.  This ride really is unique because it has a bowl that you drop into.  Then there is a hole in the bowl that you drop down into.  The Constrictor is another fun ride.  My son that is 10, and his friend really enjoyed this ride.  This ride has lots of fun twists and turns.

Wet 'n' Wild also offers a variety of great food and drink choices.  This makes it easy to pick up something to snack on while at the park.  They also offer great cabanas that you can rent.  The cabanas feature chairs and chaises.  The cabanas also provide you with a cabana host.  This makes it even easier if you want to order food or drinks, and have it brought right to your cabana.

These are just some of the great things you will find while visiting Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas.  You can visit their website to learn more, and to find out about information on how to plan your visit.  You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Save $10 at wetnwildlasvegas.com use code USFAM5.

Giveaway - Enter to win 2 passes to Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas!!!!
valid only until 9/30/15

Open to US residents 18 years of age and older.  The giveaway will end on 8/5/15 at 8:59 PM PST.  The winner will be chosen randomly.  The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to contact me back to claim their prize.  Bloggers working with this company are not eligible to win.  Mommie of 2 is not responsible for lost prizes, or prizes not received.

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.  


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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Straight Up Tasty by Adam Richman

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I have always been a fan of Adam Richman, and Man vs. Food.  Did you know that Adam Richman has a new cookbook available?  I was so excited when I found out about this, and could not wait to read it.  This is a book of meals, memories, and mouthfuls from his travels.  This really is an incredibly interesting book.  It is a great book if you are a fan of Adam Richman, or it makes an excellent gift for those that are fans of his.  

This book is an incredible resource for cooking great meals.  The book includes recipes for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, sweets, and more.  The book includes recipes, but also some great photos of Adam himself.  The book also includes beautiful photos of the completed recipes.  I love to be able to see what I plan to make should look like.

The Lemon Ricotta Pancake recipe is one that looks absolutely amazing, and I was ready to make them as soon as I saw it.  This would make such a tasty meal on the weekend for breakfast or brunch. The Creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled-Cheese Sandwich Dumplings is going to be my new favorite lunch recipe, or even fun dinner recipe.  It is such a fun recipe to make, and even appeals to kids!  The Homemade Pizza recipe is also impressive.  We are big fans of pizza in our house.  I have had a hard time making pizza at home from scratch, but this recipe easily explains it so that you can make the perfect pizza.  

These are just some of the fantastic recipes in Straight Up Tasty by Adam Richman.  You can learn more about the book here.  You can learn more about Adam Richman here

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Believe - Kids' Edition - Review

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Are you looking for a good book for your child that teaches them good morals and values?  Believe Kids' Edition is exactly that.  This is a great book for children that are that are 8 to 12 years of age, and up.  This is a book that is designed to help your child think, act, and be like Jesus.  I am always looking for books that will teach my children how to act, behave, and be good people.  This is a great book that can help you do that.  It is really a great book to read with your children, so that you can explain it as you read.

I truly found this book very interesting, and so did my 8 and 10 year old.  This book takes the Bible, and then shows your children how to be more like Jesus.  This book comes from a best selling author and pastor.  Randy Frazee has done an excellent job with this book, and we enjoyed how he has made it understandable for children.

This book is written in a manner that appeals to children.  The book is broken down in chapters.  The book discusses the Bible, worship, prayer, church, patience, self control, hope, humility, and so much more.  These are all great things to discuss with your children.  The book is written in a question and answer type format.  I enjoyed reading and asking my children the questions as we went through it.  The book also includes drawings that makes the book appealing, and fun for children.  This book takes actual scripture from the Bible, and explains it in an easy to understand fashion.  This really is a great book to have in your child's library at home.

You can learn more about this book here!  

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Robots-4-U Summer Camp Review #STEM #Robots4U #BattleBots

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We live in Vegas, and it is so hot for a ton of outdoor activities here.  I am always looking for fun activities to keep my kids cool, and out of the Vegas heat.  I was introduced to Robots-4-U Summer Camp a few months back.  I was so excited to find out that they offer this camp in the Vegas area.  Don't worry if you are not in Vegas.  They offer Robots-4-U camp in a variety of cities across the US.  They offer camps in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Nevada.  They offer half day and full day options.  This is a great way for your child to have some amazing Summer fun!

What exactly is Robots-4-U Summer Camp?  This is a STEM based camp that is designed for children 7-17.  The camp focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  The camp is appropriate for children that are just starting out building robots.  However, it is also great for the more advanced builder.  The camp allows each child to work at their own skill level.  This makes it great because it eliminates frustration, and focuses on the child having fun.  This program really helps children build useful skills.









I love that my 8 and 10 year old are having fun, but learning while they are playing.  My 8 and 10 year old are having a blast at camp this week.  They are learning with hands on play.  The camp uses robotics kits.  Yesterday, they got to build a cart.  They loved this.  They even got to battle their bots when they were done.  Today, they were so excited to tell me about the hovercraft that they built, and then battled.  They are so excited to go back the rest of this week, and see what else they get to build.  I really like that they are learning to use their thinking skills to read the instructions on how to build different robots.  They are also using their fine motor skills to put these robots together.  They truly are having a wonderful time.  They are enjoying making new friends at camp too.  They love the instructors.  They are really amazing.  They said they provide them with assistance when needed, they are patient, and nice too!  My kids have told me that they already want to go back next year.

This really is a great camp, and I suggest you check out the Robots-4-U website to learn more about what they have to offer.  You can see if there are any camps available in your area to sign up for, or even consider this for next year as a fun Summer activity.  They also offer robotics kits on their website.  This is another way to enjoy learning about robotics at home.  




You can learn more about Robots-4-U by visiting their website.  You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.  

Back to School Shopping at Dollar General

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We have truly enjoyed our Summer, but it is now time for me to start thinking about shopping for back to school.  My 8 and 10 year old start back at the end of August.  I try to shop early, so I don't have to feel rushed as school approaches.  Dollar General is a great place to shop for your child's back to school needs.  




Dollar General offers a huge selection of school supplies.  They offer backpacks and lunch boxes.  Dollar General has competitive prices that won't leave your wallet completely empty!  They even offer savings through their Fast Way to Save program.  This is a digital coupon program that has over $250 in savings.  These deals are only available through the 15th of August.  You can also take advantage of  the Dollar General special on stationary items.  You can save $5 off any pretax purchase of $20 or more.  They offer office supplies too.  Dollar General even has a great selection of food items that will help make lunches and snacks easy, but also healthy.  They also offer a great selection of items for those of you that have a child going away for college.  You can also check out their great selection of reasonably priced college apparel.





I went into Dollar General with a huge list of items that I needed to purchase for my 8 and 10 year old for back to school.  I was able to mark more than half of what we needed off of our list.  I only spent about $20 too!  We are required to send in items for our child's personal use, but then we also have to provide the school with items that are used by the entire class.  This can end up being pricey, but I saved big by shopping at Dollar General.

I was impressed with the prices on the IMagine line of school supplies that Dollar General offers.  I picked up pencils, glue sticks, and colored pencils from this brand.  The pencils were only 50 cents a package.  The glue sticks were very reasonable and only 25 cents a package, and 3 glue sticks came in a pack.  I also found great a great deal on Crayola Markers.  These were only $1.  Dollar General also had the other items that I needed.  I picked up sticky notes, highlighters, dry erase markers, binders, notebook paper, and composition books.  I truly am pleased with the quality of the items I purchased, but also how little the cost was by shopping with Dollar General.

These are just some of the great items you will find at Dollar General for back to school.  You can visit their website to view their current ad.  Their website will also tell you where to find a Dollar General store near you.  

You can also connect with Dollar General on Facebook and Twitter.

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.  

Dr. Seuss What Pet Should I Get? - Release and #Giveaway 8/10

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I am a huge fan of all Dr. Seuss books.  I honestly have some of my copies still from when I was a child.  I have given these to my children, and we have tried to pick up the other Dr. Seuss books that we did not have.  Dr. Seuss books are a great way to get your child excited about reading.  They are great for early readers.  Dr. Seuss truly knew how to make reading fun.  Dr. Seuss books are also great for older kids.  My son still loves to sit down and read one of his fun books when he wants to read something light.




Did you know that a new Dr. Seuss book is being released?  A manuscript was found for a book that was never published.  It was found in his house.  This book will be released, and I am so excited.  I cannot wait to check it out.  What Pet Should I Get? will be the first Dr. Seuss book that will be released since 1990.  This book will feature the brother and sister from One Fish, Two Fish.  This really is an exciting event!

ABOUT WHAT PET SHOULD I GET?  (copy provided)
In the Fall of 2013, an original manuscript with accompanying sketches by Dr. Seuss, aka Ted Geisel, was discovered in the La Jolla, California home of the late beloved children’s author. That complete manuscript was for the picture book, WHAT PET SHOULD I GET?, and will be published by Random House Children’s Books on July 28, 2015. It is the first original new Dr. Seuss book since the publication of the last book of Dr. Seuss’s career, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! in 1990. WHAT PET SHOULD I GET? captures the excitement of a classic childhood moment—choosing a pet—and features the brother and sister characters that Dr. Seuss drew inOne Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.

ABOUT DR. SEUSS (copy provided)
Theodor “Seuss” Geisel is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. His long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot’s PoolIf I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys and a Peabody. Geisel wrote and illustrated 45 books during his lifetime, and his books have sold more than 650 million copies worldwide. Though Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works, visit Seussville.com.

Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose - Review



I received a copy of one of our favorite Dr. Seuss books to help celebrate the release of his new book  Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose is an adorable story that my children love.  The book features the fun drawings of Dr. Seuss.  The book also is loaded with the sing songy rhyming that Dr. Seuss is so famous for.  The art and rhyming always make his books even more fun.  This book is written with simple text that even early readers can attempt.  The book is about Thidwick who is up at Lake Winna-Bango.  He is looking for moose moss to munch!  He continues to search for moose moss, and on his way he meets some very interesting creatures.  Thidwick meets a Bingle Bug, Tree-Spider, Zinn-a-zu Bird, and many more.  These silly creatures seem to climb on top of Thidwick's horns.  Thidwick is burdened by all the creatures on top of his head, but he doesn't want to say anything.  More and more creatures climb on top of his horns until they are completely covered.  Thidwick also encounters some danger in the book.  There are some hunters that want to try and shoot him.  Thidwick has to escape with 500 pounds on his horns!  Thidwick escapes!  He is still burdened by the heavy weight of all the creatures on his horns though as his journey continues.  Then something happens.  Thidwick loses his horns.  New horns will grow back eventually.  He then tells the creatures on his horns that they can have them!  He sets off to the other side of the lake to munch on moose-moss.  Thidwick is a nice moose, but has a hard time speaking up.  This book really teaches a fun lesson while reading.  It teaches children the importance of speaking up if you do not like something.  

In honor of the release of What Pet Should I Get? Random House Kids is going to give away one 
copy to one lucky reader!  

You can also connect with Random House Kids on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.





Enter to win a copy of What Pet Should I Get?

Open to US residents 18 years of age and older.  The giveaway will end on 8/10/15 at 8:59 PM PST.  The winner will be chosen randomly.  The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to contact me back to claim their prize.  Mommie of 2 is not responsible for lost prizes or prizes that are not received.  Bloggers reviewing for this company and participating in the tour are not eligible.  You are only eligible to win one prize per household regardless of how many blogs you enter on.

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.  


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Please make sure you check out all of the other blogs and Youtube pages in this tour.  Each page or Youtuber will be posting a different review of a great Dr. Seuss book!

Dr. Seuss 44 Classic Book Celebratory Tour
  1. And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, 1937 – The Young Folks.com
  2. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, 1938 – Bookish Antics
  3. The Seven Lady Godivas, 1939 – The Eater of Books
  4. The King’s Stilts, 1939 – On Starships and Dragonwings
  5. Horton Hatches the Egg, 1940 – The Book Cellar
  6. McElligot’s Pool, 1947 – Media Mikes
  7. Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, 1948 –Mommie of 2
  8. Bartholomew and the Oobleck, 1949 – Nonperfect Parenting
  9. If I Ran the Zoo, 1950 – Live to Read
  10. Scrambled Eggs Super! 1953 – Word Spelunking
  11. Horton Hears a Who! 1954 - Bookiemoji
  12. On Beyond Zebra! 1955 - Jessabella Reads
  13. If I Ran the Circus, 1956 – Book Hounds
  14. The Cat in the Hat, 1957 – The Bookbag
  15. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 1957 – Nightly Reading
  16. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, 1958 – Winter Haven Books
  17. Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, 1958 – Alice Marvels
  18. Happy Birthday to You! 1959 – Chapter by Chapter
  19. Green Eggs and Ham, 1960 – Poland Bananas
  20. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, 1960 – Once Upon a Twilight
  21. The Sneetches and Other Stories, 1961 - The Mod Podge Bookshelf
  22. Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book, 1962 – Good Books and Good Wine
  23. Dr. Seuss’s ABC, 1963 – The Irish Banana
  24. Hop on Pop, 1963 – Mundie Moms
  25. Fox in Socks, 1965 – Page Turners
  26. I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, 1965 – Book Rock Betty
  27. The Cat in the Hat Songbook, 1967 – Giveaway Train
  28. The Foot Book, 1968 – I Am A Reader
  29. I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! And Other Stories, 1969 – Cuddlebuggery
  30. I Can Draw It Myself, 1970 – The Children’s Book Review
  31. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? 1970 – Curling Up with a Good Book
  32. The Lorax, 1971 - Elizziebooks
  33. Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! 1972 – Reading with ABC
  34. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? 1973 – Me, Myshelf, and I
  35. The Shape of Me and Other Stuff, 1973 – Paperback Princess
  36. There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! 1974 – Presenting Lenore
  37. Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! 1975 – YA Books Central
  38. The Cat’s Quizzer, 1976 – Lille Punkin’
  39. I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! 1978 – Confessions Of A Vi3tbabe
  40. Oh Say Can You Say? 1979 – Ex Libris
  41. Hunches in Bunches, 1982 – No BS Book Reviews
  42. The Butter Battle Book, 1984 – Novel Novice
  43. You’re Only Old Once! 1986 – Dad of Divas
  44. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! 1990  - Jesse the Reader

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Buy one Original HP Ink, get a 2nd cartridge of equal or lesser value for 50% off - Back to School! #HPink

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Can you believe that it is almost time for back to school?  I still have so many things to get for our back to school lists.  What do you have on your back to school list for your children?  I still need to get things like notebooks, paper, pencils, crayons, and so much more.  I also like to stock up on ink for my HP printer.  I have found that there are always so many things that I need to print for my kids for school.  It is always nice when I have plenty of ink cartridges around, so that I don't run out when I need to print something.  I love HP Ink cartridges because it produces high quality print jobs, and I personally find the cartridges for my HP Printer are very reasonably priced.

Did you know that HP is offering a really great deal on their ink for back to school?  This is a great way to stock up on their ink cartridges before school starts.  This is the best deal that has been offered on HP ink since 2012!  I am definitely going to stock up!  HP is offering. .  . . 

Buy one Original HP Ink, get a 2nd cartridge of equal or lesser value for 50% off!!!!





You can get this deal directly from the HP website.  This special is also available at the following retailers . . . . 

Staples

Best Buy

and Office Depot.


You find out more about this deal on HP Ink by heading over to the HP website!  This offer is valid through Sunday August, 1st.  It is valid on ink and toner.  You can easily find the right cartridge for your HP printer by searching on their website.  It is so simple!  

I received compensation for your post as part of a promotional program with HP and MomSelect.  All opinions are completely my own.