Disney on Ice was Spectacular!

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This is what I said before we saw the show: “Wow! What a great show this will be! I think I’m just as excited as my kids! I love how it is about the Princesses AND Heroes! The magic will be there for both girls AND boys!”

This is what I said after we saw the show: “Wow! That. Was. Amazing! I LOVED it and my kids did too!”

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We saw Ariel as Prince Eric broke Ursula’s slithering spell. I have to say that I was very excited to see Ursula along with Flotsam and Jetsam! Prince Phillip defeated the evil Maleficent as she transformed herself into a fire-breathing dragon! Now that was just cool to see. That was definitely a kid favorite!

My kids were very excited to see the dwarfs!

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Then we saw Olaf!  We all know the storyline and I have to say that the effects were amazing and really brought the movie to life right there on the ice. I was extremely impressed.

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It was a great show and my kids were in awe the entire time. On our way out we heard everyone talking about their favorite part. It was amazing to see how every person we passed was walking out smiling and saying how good the show was.

This is definitely a show to put on the list for next year.

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Pittsburgh, PA: GIVEAWAY 4 Pack of Tickets to Disney on Ice – Princesses and Heroes, featuring Frozen (Plus select tickets only $15)

logo2Enter a world where the power of believing makes dreams come true at Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes Presented by Stonyfield Yokids Organic Yogurt playing CONSOL Energy Center March 4-8, reserve your seats today at Ticketmaster.com.

Wow! What a great show this will be! I think I’m just as excited as my kids! I love how it is about the Princesses AND Heroes! The magic will be there for both girls AND boys!

Disney on Ice – Princesses and Heroes, featuring Frozen
CONSOL Energy Center
March 4-8, 2015

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Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail. Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric as he breaks Ursula’s slithering spell to reclaim his one true love. See Prince Phillip, in a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty’s Aurora, defeat the evil Maleficent as she transforms herself into a fire-breathing dragon! Be there to discover a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin.

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Join Elsa and Anna and the hilarious snowman Olaf, from Disney’s blockbuster hit Frozen, and discover how an act of true love can thaw a frozen heart. And, watch in awe as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana all come true.

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High-flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends are just a wish away! See Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes, Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt where believing is just the beginning!

Children who have celebrated their 2nd birthday require a ticket to attend this event.

See the ticket information below to order tickets for your family today! Keep reading to see how you can enter to win FREE tickets too!

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Turn boring napkins into a fun sight for your child’s Valentine’s Day party

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I volunteered to send in the napkins for my daughter’s Valentine’s Day party at school. I seem to always volunteer for napkins. Maybe because it’s easy. Maybe because it doesn’t cost much. Maybe because it doesn’t take too much time to make. Mostly, I think, it’s because I want the challenge to see how I can make it more fun than sending in a pack of napkins. This is the 4th time I volunteered for napkins and I was almost at a loss of what to do. Then, just 10 seconds into the dollar store, my eyes focused on the pipe cleaners.

Go to the full article HERE to see the slide show to see what I did and how I did it. You can turn your child’s napkins into a fun sight for their party too!

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Salt dough thumbprint hearts

CaptureYour little sweetheart can design and paint their own thumbprint heart. All you need are some supplies from around your kitchen and house and you are all set. It’s a fun craft that your little one will love because it is all their own design. Go to the full article HERE for pictures and complete ingredients and instructions.

Re-Pin this craft here.

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Encourage your child’s creativity without any preparation

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Sometimes it’s very difficult to plan a craft. It takes time to get an idea, gather the materials, prepare the work area, get the kids together, explain what to do, have them make the craft, allow for drying time and complete any other steps you need to take.

You know you want your child to complete a craft. You want your child to be creative. You want your child to feel accomplished. Maybe you just want your child to do something different compared to their usual daily routine…

Read the entire article HERE.

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Kids will be surprised by a letter from Santa!

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Simply select the package you would like and watch your child’s absolute JOY when he or she receives a letter straight from the North Pole that talks all about them personally – what they want for Christmas and what they have done to be good. Watch your child’s eyes light up when they see their names on the Nice List!

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We recently had the opportunity to review this product and the kids loved it! It was very easy to order. I simply went to the website, chose the package I wanted and filled out my kids’ names and interests. In only a few days, we received the package!

Check out the cute labels and packaging!

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When the kids opened it, they were surprised to see a letter to them from Santa AND Rudolph, including an official Nice List certificate with their names on it. They played with the enclosed games, stickers and tattoos and talked about it for hours.

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They took the letters seriously and I heard them talking about it for days afterwards. It was such a fun and magical way to get them even more excited for Christmas.

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Fun at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

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Looking for a fun day out with the kids? The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is a great place to go for all ages (including adults). We recently had the opportunity to go for the very first time with some friends of ours. We spent hours there and enjoyed every minute of it!

We began in the water room where they played with buckets, rain, painted with water and even played with snow!

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Next,they dried off and changed, yes, we definitely recommend taking bathing suits so that your child’s clothing doesn’t stay wet the rest of the day. Even though they have smocks and dryers, you never know how much water your child will get into while they are having fun.

They headed straight to the ant hill and climbed and climbed and climbed for at least 20 minutes. Up and down, down and up. They loved it!

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Then we visited the tiled room! WOW! That’s all I can say. It was so much fun, even for me. You literally have to tilt yourself 20 degrees in order to walk straight and not fall into the black wall. We kept going back to try out our tilted walking talents.

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In the bounce room they designed their own bouncy balls!

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They even took a break and listened to a story or two.

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This made my day. I found the puppet of urSol the Enchanter from the movie, “The Dark Crystal.” I LOVED that movie as a kid!

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Check out this short 11 second video of the virtual puppets we played with. It sensed our movement and we viewed our movements on the screen through puppets.

Even though we were leaving, the kids still posed for a final picture outside after their wonderful day of fun.

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Save on Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolates

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Time was when Marie Cavanaugh spent hours in her South Dakota farmhouse each Christmas season making pecan rolls and homemade chocolates for holiday gifting.

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“It started when my aunt sent her pecan-rolls recipe,” Mrs. Cavanaugh recalled. “I gave the recipe my own touch and started making the yummy specialties. Then I began dipping chocolates. Our friends and neighbors loved these treats, encouraging me to start a candy business. Finally, I decided it might be a good idea.'”

Her husband George and children Carla, Lorraine, Calvin, Colene and Genise rallied, helping Mrs. Cavanaugh fill demands for her homemade sweets.

…In 1972, the family moved to Utah, leaving good friends and their beloved cattle ranch.

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“It was a difficult decision, especially for George,” Mrs. Cavanaugh said. “He was excited about making our new venture, which we chose to call Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Candies, a great success. We felt Utah was blessed with good chocolates and that we would enjoy – and could compete with – those who pride themselves on making excellent chocolates.”

Millions of pounds of chocolates later, Mrs. Cavanaugh’s candies have earned a reputation for unquestionable excellence….
Ask chocolate aficionados. They will direct those seeking the best chocolates to the popular Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Candies.

We had the opportunity to try some of these chocolates and all I can say is “Mmmm. They were wonderful.” 20141121_22311120141121_223254Every piece of chocolate I ate was delightful. I savored each bite. Cream filled, caramel filled, chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. The chocolate coating was very creamy too! Love!

I want you to enjoy these wonderful chocolates too. My readers receive Buy 1 lb Get 1 lb FREE of Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolates use promo code: usfamily2014 http://www.mrscavanaughs.com/

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Dream Pets are an innovated kid’s sleep aid

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Dream Team Pets is much more than a bedtime toy-it’s an innovative kid’s sleep aid that helps end the bedtime battles of trying to keep your child in bed.

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Developed with the help of a pediatrician, Dream Team Pets bedtime routine empowers kids as they reward their Pet with stickers and a certificate for a good night’s sleep.

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If the child wakes up from a nightmare, there are no hard feelings because the responsibility is on their Pet, but when they successfully sleep in their own bed, the kids feel a sense of accomplishment as they reward their Dream Team Pet.

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What makes this unique is that the kids think they are training their Pet, but really they are sleep training themselves!

We had the opportunity to try out the Dream Pet. My son was ecstatic when he saw the doggy. We read the book and we talked about how his job is to teach his new doggy how to sleep well at night. 20141205_182610 He named him “Wish.” What a cute name. At the end of the training, Wish was trained and slept in his own bed all night. We definitely recommend the Dream Team Pet for your child to help them be confident and feel safe at night in their own bed.

Click here to choose your child’s Dream Team Pet

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