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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Link Your Giveaways!

Time to link your giveaways so others can enter! Don't forget to enter my giveaway.

Girls Day Out: My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks Giveaway

We were given free passes to watch My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks this weekend. I took my 3 girls and my niece to watch it. They loved the movie of course. They are huge Little Pony fans. They saw the first movie and they can't wait to see the next one! 

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks is still showing. You can book your tickets at a theater near you: http://www.screenvision.com/cinema-events/my-little-pony-equestria-girls-rainbow-rocks/ 

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Weekly Mileage

This week I was not feeling well. I have a really bad cough. This is the first time I missed a run since I started couch to 5k. I wanted to reach my 50 miles goal this month but it looks like that will not be happening. I have 9 more miles to go. I only did 5 miles this week.



Thursday, September 25, 2014

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks is in theaters nationwide this weekend!

My girls are so excited to see the movie this Saturday. They've watched this trailer so many times already. 

Click the button below to know where you can buy your tickets.

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Olivia's 7th Birthday

Thrifty Find: Thrift Store Shopping - Ugg Boots

A few months ago I went to a thrift store for the first time. I found a few shoes for my daughter. They were converse, toms, and an ugg boots. They looked almost brand new and I only paid $2 each. I just  took this picture last night so they look a little dirty. They've been worn many times.

I decided to go back there again last week to see if they have anything good. I was hoping to find boots for the winter....And look what I found? Yup it's another UGG boots. But this time it's my size. I can't believe someone gave this up. It looked almost brand new! I looked them up online and they cost $150. I paid $10! Another lady was there and wanted it first but it did not fit her :)

I've already washed and clean them. I can't wait to wear them!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

iPlay America

New Jersey's Biggest Indoor Amusement Park!

Get Inside the Fun!

It's ALWAYS FREE to enter! Create great memories at iPlay America with a spectacular array of more than 200 video and skills games, Cosmic Battle: The Extreme Laser Experience - our two-level laser tag arena, 4-D Movie Theater, indoor boardwalk, concerts, and other events. Guests select from Go Karts on the iPA Speedway, Bumper Cars, the Kite Flyer, Skyscraper, Boardwalk Mini Bowling, and a variety of other rides and attractions for younger children. IPlay America won New Jersey Monthly's 2014 Best of New Jersey Kids Destination, Central, a 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and the Asbury Park Press Best of Monmouth County honors for Best Indoor Theme Park and Best Candy Store. iPlay America also features Game Time Bar and Grill, Sonny's Boardwalk Grill, Mixx Frozen Yogurt, Boardwalk Bites, and Broadway Sweets (link: http://www.iplayamerica.com/food-and-drink), complete with tons of current and retro candy. Every Friday at 8 p.m., iPlay America offers iPlay After Dark (link: http://www.iplayamerica.com/special-event/iplay-after-dark): - Central Jersey's best party for teens - where they turn the music way up and the light show on for a one-of-a-kind experience. Special pricing for Insiders Club (link: http://www.iplayamerica.com/insiders-club) members offers a four-hour iRide Plus Pass, Cosmic Battle: The Extreme Laser Experience - our two-level laser tag arena, and a $10 Game Card for only $17.95! From birthday parties to a spontaneous night out, iPlay America is the place to go in Central Jersey. Take a 3-D tour! (linkhttp://www.omnisightinc.com/virtual-tours/iplay/new-jersey-indoor-amusement-park-events-virtual-tour/)

The Best Boardwalk Style Arcade
Boardwalk Style Games
iPlay America is not your average arcade or amusement park. From the second you walk into iPlay America's one-of-a-kind, 115,000-square-foot space, you enter a world of fun like nowhere else! Our Boardwalk Arcade features more than 200 classic arcade and new video games, crane games, and redemption games. Whether you're bidding on Deal or No Deal or racing the latest Ferrari on-screen, the arcade is as fun for adults as it is for kids. Accumulate iTickets on your Game Card and redeem them for awesome prizes immediately or save them for next time. Your iTickets NEVER EXPIRE!

The Best Birthday Party Ever!
Be Part of the FUN! 
The BEST BIRTHDAY PARTY EVER (link: http://iplayamerica.com/birthday-parties) now includes MORE KIDS, MORE FOR THE BIRTHDAY CHILD and a LOWER PRICE! Your child will always remember an iPlay America birthday celebration. We have packages for all ages - and all budgets! Our most popular birthday party is the iParty PLUS package for the guest of honor and 14 friends that includes rides and Cosmic Battle: The Extreme Laser Experience - our two-level laser tag arena, an iPA Speedway Go Kart ride, a 4D Movie Theater experience, arcade Game Cards, pizza, soda, and much more. This party includes a Personal Party Host so you create the memories - and have fun, too! Guests each receive a $5 Game Card and the birthday honoree receives a $25 Game Card and 100 tickets to use at the redemption counter! Enjoy our VIP entrance and complimentary coat check as well. Visit iPlayAmerica.com/birthday-parties or call 732-577-8200 for more information. Save even more when you book a Wednesday party! 

Hungry? iPlay America Offers Great Food Options!
Snacks, Treats or a Full Meal
Time to refuel? We've got a wide variety of food choices (link: http://www.iplayamerica.com/food-and-drink). Hungry for a snack? Check out Boardwalk Bites for cotton candy, pretzels, churros bites, nachos, and slushies. Mixx Frozen Yogurt features soft-serve, low-fat yogurt and an array of delicious toppings like cookie crumbs, fresh fruit, and candies. You can also get quick salad, sandwich, cappuccino, or hot cocoa here. Broadway Sweets is our huge candy shop featuring today's most popular sweet treats along with a wonderful variety of old-fashioned and retro goodies. For authentic boardwalk food, visit Sonny's Boardwalk Grill for a hot dog, cheesesteak, fries, funnel cake, or traditional zeppole. But if you have worked up a serious appetite, you'll want to head into Game Time Bar and Grill where our contemporary American menu

My girls singing Frozen's songs

My kids still can't get enough of Frozen movie. They still watch it and sing their songs all the time.


Monday, September 22, 2014

Homemade Hard Lotion for Eczema and Recipe

My daughter Emma have had eczema since she was a baby. I've tried different kinds of organic or all natural  lotions but nothing really worked. Her eczema was really bad. It was itchy and red. She would bleed sometimes from scratching.

A few months ago I decided to try making hard lotion. After using it for only a few days you could right away tell her eczema was getting better. After a few weeks using it, her eczema is almost gone. The dryness still comes back if she doesn't put it on for days. I just have to keep reminding her to put it on everyday. So far she's been really good at remembering. She loves rubbing it all over her body.

Here is the before and after picture. The middle picture was taken after one week using the hard lotion. The bottom picture was taken recently.


This is the second time I made them. The first time I made them I only made a small batch. I've given a few and my whole family use them so they didn't last very long. This time I made a lot. Another great thing about this lotion is that it only has 3 ingredients and they are so easy to make.

Ingredients: These ingredients should be available in any health food store but I bought mine from Amazon. Use ONE PART EACH. If you are using 4 oz shea butter then you have to use 4 oz for the coconut oil and beeswax. I made 16 oz or 1 pound each.

Shea Butter

Coconut Oil


Combine all ingredients

Use a double boiler to melt it. I used a mixing bowl and placed it on top of a boiling water.

Once it is all  melted you can pour it on any molds. I used muffin and mini muffin pan. You can also use ice cubes trays. 

Once they are hard you can store it in a ziplock bags. Make sure you store them in a cool place. 

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My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks Film Out Sat. 9/27

My girls are very excited that My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks will be out this Sat. 9/27. We can't wait it to see it!

Official Trailer


Music Video: Rainbooms Rehearsal

Music Video: Shake Your Tail


 Music Video: Battle of the Bands


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Weekly Mileage: 16 Miles

Three months ago I started couch to 5k also known as c25k. It's a program that will help you run 5K or 30 minutes straight in 9 weeks. Starting this program is probably the best thing I ever did for myself in a long time. In three months I lost more than 15 pounds. I feel great and healthier.

I will write another post about my experience with c25k and the app I used hopefully soon. But first I wanted to start posting my weekly running mileage. I'm currently using nikeplus. If you're on nikeplus feel free to leave your username in the comment. I would love to add you.

These photos are also posted in my instagram account.


Did my run while she played with daddy in the playground.


Nice slow easy 7 miles run...this is the best kind of running...when you don't care how fast you're going...you just run...This is my farthest run.


This is what I always eat before running...toasted whole wheat bread with egg and half avocado :)

Link Your Giveaways

I haven't entered giveaways in a while. I think I'm going to start entering again. If you have giveaways in your blog you can link them below so others can also enter


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Thrifty Find: Ethan Allen Dresser

We found this Ethan Allen dresser for $40 on Craigslist. Ethan Allen dressers usually sell more than $1000 so I was really excited to find it. It's in great shape and has very little scratches. My husband wanted to keep it the way it is but I wanted to paint it to match my other daughter's dresser. He sanded it and painted it white. I think it came out really great. 

What's your thrifty find? you can link up below. I would love to visit your blog. Just make sure you link to the post.

Collage.com's One-Click Photo Book

Create a professional photo book with a single click using Collage.com's One-Click Photo Book. Select photos of any size from Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, or your computer and they will instantly suggest a clean, professional layout that you can further customize. 

I'm really excited to try making photo books in Collage.com. This will be my first time trying this company. I love making photo books and I always order a book for every occasions. 

Deal: Use this link for 51% off a 20-page 11.5"x8" Hardcover Photo Book From Collage.com: http://bit.ly/collagepbdeal

 Disclosure I received product sample(s) mentioned above from the company or representing PR for free. NO other payment was given. This is my honest opinion, yours may be different.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Big Apple Circus is coming to Lincoln Center Giveaway plus Save $25

The Big Apple Circus is coming to Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park in New York City Oct 17 - Jan. 11!! My family has never been to a circus before so we are very excited to watch the Big Apple Circus. You can save up to $25 off tickets with promo code: BIG APPLE www.bigapplecircus.org @bigapplecircus @usfg. 

Fly away to our magical All-New Show, METAMORPHOSIS. Be transported to a realm of enchantment and illusion, a dreamscape domain where no one sits more than 50 feet from ringside, and nothing is impossible! You will be thrilled by the Flying Trapeze, the razzle-dazzle of the Rolla-Bolla, the dynamo of the Diablo, the risky rhythms of the Risley team, the cunning conjurors of the Quick-Change, and the incredible flexible limbs of the Contortionists. See and hear the musical merriment of our featured clown and camels, horses, playful pooches and more. Come immerse yourself in the wonder, joy and astounding magic of METAMORPHOSIS!  The show runs 2 hours with intermission. The Big Apple Circus is coming to Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park Oct. 17 - Jan 11 


Want to win 2 tickets to The Big Apple Circus Metamorphosis opening night show at Lincoln Center, NYC? Just leave a comment. Giveaway ends September 15. Tickets are for the October 17th show.