Monday, December 28, 2015

Check out a fun Zootopia trailer & cool “Zoo” Year’s Eve party pack decorations! #Zootopia

Are you looking forward to the newest Disney movie, Zootopia?  This fun and zany movie is a world filled with animals, living their human like lives. My daughter has seen the commercials and is so excited to see this and I have to admit the movie looks adorable.  The clip of the characters at the DMV with the sloths is hilarious, and I get it lol.... Zootopia opens in theaters everywhere on March 4th!

Be sure to click on the picture below to be able to print out the cool “Zoo” Year’s Eve party pack decorations! Use these for your party, from decorations to invites you will be all Zootopia'd up!

The Microsoft Band 2 is an amazing device to help you get a hold of your health and life!

Do you have a new year’s resolution to eat better to exercise more? What if I told you there is a devise that works with your phone and helps you keep track of the healthier lifestyle you are looking for? You are going to love the new Microsoft Band 2.  We just returned home from a few days in Disney World prior to Christmas. While away we tend to just do whatever, like eat cupcakes for dinner....and breakfast....and lunch. It's a popular belief that calories on vacation don't count. 

They do count, and the fact that your pants are now a little snugger will let you know that! This trip I had something that helped keep things in check, something that let me know just how many of those cupcakes I was burning off by walking around the Magic Kingdom. The Microsoft Band 2 is an amazing gadget that keeps you clued in on your health and it tells time to boot! 
The Microsoft Band works in conjunction with your smart phone, you pair the band to your phone and the with the help of the Microsoft Health app, you'll be all set to help get yourself in gear. This band is amazing, the sensors are so in-tune with everything it's like having a doctor and a personal trainer wrapped around your wrist. I paired the band with my Lumia phone (it's a Windows 10 phone) and the experience was amazing. I could not just track my health, but I could send and receive texts, check my mail and make calls on the band and you have full access to Cortana via the band. 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Great last minute holiday deals from Kmart #ShoppingIsFunAgain #KmartToys #AD

“This is a sponsored post, I am a Kmart K-Club blogger, though all opinions are my own.”
Most of the time those who procrastinate doing their Christmas shopping are usually stuck picking up last minute gifts at a gas station. Nothing says Merry Christmas like beef jerky and a copy of Auto Trader! This year, those of you who wait are actually getting rewarded, thanks to and their ridiculous last minute deals.
They have everyone on your list covered. Young, old, in-between, car guys, fashion lovers, pet lovers, jewelry lovers….they’ve got your back and you’ll look like a champ. Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th, you’ll be able to head into your Kmart and get great deals in person. If you’re the type of person who isn’t into human interaction then use the Kmart app. Shop Your Way members and regular customers will both enjoy terrific savings on just about everything. Worried that ordering on-line will make your Christmas gifts arrive on Boxing Day.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

ZooAmerica a great Hershey PA zoo that the whole family will love! #HersheyPA

***The  Sweet Weekend was sponsored by Hershey, I received complementary items and admission for the subject matter contained in this post, all opinions are 100% my own***

Recently I have been sharing some of the fun things to do in Hershey PA from the amazing HersheyPark Christmas Candylane, to the Hershey Trolley Tours, and The Chocolate Spa and so much more. I am looking forward to sharing these experiences with my family in the future. I wanted to share my most favorite thing that I have ever done in Hershey PA. What could my favorite be from all of those amazing adventures?  
Well my favorite of this amazing trip was the visit to ZooAmerica to experience the After-Hours Tour. I know what you may be thinking…A zoo? I know everyone here has been to a zoo at one time in their lives, and I have been to plenty from big city zoos to small town zoos, but I have never visited a zoo quite as cool as ZooAmerica. Visit ZooAmerica, a year-round, 11-acre, walk-thru zoo adjacent to Hersheypark in Hershey, PA. Stroll the tree-lined pathways as you learn about more than 200 animals from five regions of North America. Group educational programs and tours are also available. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Pure Goodness from Wonderful Halos! #Giveaway

Are you a fan of sweet delicious mandarins? Then be sure to celebrate the sweet arrival of new Wonderful Halos! Experience winter citrus straight from the California orchards. From the people who brought you Wonderful Pistachios and POM Wonderful, Wonderful Halos give families, and their little angels, a healthy snack alternative that’s filled with “pure goodness.”

In season November through April, Halos are easy to pack in lunches, great to share at kid’s activities and sporting events, and make a healthy snack choice any time of the day. I know my daughter would love a yummy Wonderful Halo mandarin in her lunch just as much as any candy bar. And I love that this treat is much better for her. Wonderful Halos mandarins are, a sweet, seedless and easy to peel snack that’s a healthy alternative to fatty foods. 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Take some time at relax at the Spa at the Hotel Hershey #HersheyPA

***The  Sweet Weekend was sponsored by Hershey, I received complementary items and admission for the subject matter contained in this post, all opinions are 100% my own***

Have you ever taken the time to pamper yourself? As a working mom, I am always on the go working a full day at the office, taking care of my family when I get home then blogging in the evening, it can get a bit hectic. I know I push myself hard sometimes, and I need to take some time to wind down and take some me time. A visit to the spa was just what I needed. Did you know that Hershey PA has a spa like no other…. A Chocolate Spa?! You read that right, a Chocolate Spa… Well what else would you expect, when you visit “The Sweetest Place on Earth” Hershey PA?  
The majestic Hotel Hershey has an amazing spa that will melt all of your cares away. Spa at the Hotel Hershey, is a luxurious the architecture and interior were inspired by  the High Point mansion, the home of Mr. Hershey and his wife Catherine.  The spa offers a wide variety of treatments, to traditional spa treatment, to chocolate treatments to the new Cuban-inspired treatments.

Help celebrate A Charlie Brown Christmas 50th anniversary with these fun Peanuts items! #Giveaway

The holiday season brings out the Peanuts in all of us! With the 50th anniversary of the beloved Christmas TV special, A Charlie Brown Christmas, it is a great time to get some Peanuts holiday decorations and gifts! I have two that I would love to share with you all. The adorable Charlie Brown or Snoopy Porch Greeter.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Are you up for camping? Or a bit of luxury, or a classic lodge experience? Well there is a Hershey hotel that will fit your needs! #HersheyPA

***The  Sweet Weekend was sponsored by Hershey, I received complementary items and admission for the subject matter contained in this post, all opinions are 100% my own***

Are you looking for a place to stay for your next trip to Hershey PA? Would you like to do some camping? Or a perhaps indulging in bit of luxury, or a relaxing with a classic lodge experience? Well there is a Hershey hotel that will fit your needs!
The majestic Hershey Lodge with its stone fireplace puts you in mind of classic lodge you would see in the movies. The hotel has 665 guest rooms and  is all decked out for the holidays, including a large tree in the lobby decorated in chocolate bars! The high ceiling lobby gives you a feeling of grandness of the hotel. 
The large sitting area in the lobby is a great meeting place for families, or just a good place to rest before you head off to your day. The rooms were spacious, the beds were comfortable and were covered in sheets marked with Hershey Kisses! The toiletries were all chocolate scented, and were sold in the full size versions in the gift shop.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Peanuts Christmas with Teleflora #‎SendCheer‬ ‪#‎Snoopy‬ ‪#‎Peanuts‬ #Giveaway

This the season! Christmas is almost here, and it is almost time for my favorite Christmas TV special, A Charlie Brown Christmas! I remember watching this fun show every Christmas when I grew up, and now I share the love of this holiday special with my daughter. This amazing family favorite is celebrating its 50th Anniversary.  To help celebrate Teleflora joins “Chuck,” Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang in celebrating the 50th anniversary of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” with two exclusive floral bouquets that are perfect for decorating your home for the holiday season or as a unique gift idea.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Wondering what to do in Hershey PA? How about taking in a show or watching some hockey, or a trolley tour through town? There is so much to do in #HersheyPA

***The  Sweet Weekend was sponsored by Hershey, I received complementary items and admission for the subject matter contained in this post, all opinions are 100% my own***

A visit to Hershey PA is like no other, from the chocolate named streets to the chocolate smell in the air visiting is a chocolate lovers dream! The quaint town of Hershey has the classic HersheyPark is all dressed up for the holidays, the HersheyPark Christmas Candylane is a must do for the family. You visited the park, rode the rides and met Santa, now what to do? What else is there to do in Hershey? Well there are lots of things to do, there is some great family fun waiting for you in Hershey! 
Looking to take it easy and see a holiday show? Well The Hershey Lodge has just what you are looking for, A Chocolate Avenue Christmas! This Broadway-style show is filled with dancing and singing. All of your favorite carols and holiday tunes are in this great show. 
This dinner theater is a great time to gather with your family and friends and just enjoy the sounds of the season.  I did mention dinner.. that would be the great three-course themed Christmas dinner, this comes with the show. The meal was amazing from the lunch meat and cheese appetizer, the rolls with chocolate butter (chocolate butter??!!) to the stuffed chicken, to the amazing chocolate cake and everything in-between.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The amazing @Hersheypark Christmas Candylane & Hershey Sweet Lights in @HersheyPA great family fun! #HersheyPA

***The  Sweet Weekend was sponsored by Hershey, I received complementary items and admission for the subject matter contained in this post, all opinions are 100% my own***

A family tradition of ours is to make the trek 90 miles up the PA Turnpike every Christmas season to enjoy the festivities at HersheyPark Christmas Candylane . This is a tradition in our family that dates back 20 years (as long as I've been with my husband), his family would visit his sister (who lived in Hershey) and would go over to Hershey Park to enjoy the park at a much less crowded and a lot cooler time of year. I fell in love with it. 

Find relief from holiday indulgences with Pepto-Bismol #‎PinkRelief‬ #ad

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This is my favorite time of year, it is a great time for family friends and fun! Gift giving, great food and family get togethers.  I love the seasonal food from the savory turkey, ham and stuffing to the sweet pumpkin pies, coconut cream pies and cheesecakes. These are some of my all-time favorite foods. With the season these foods are readily available from visiting my parents for the holidays, then my grandparents, then my in laws the food is aplenty! 
Sure the food is great but with it comes the overindulgence and the stomach and digestive issues it is inevitable.  What have I turned to for years and years for relief? Well Pepto-Bismol of course. There are many forms and flavors, including cherry-flavored liquids, maximum strength liquids, and convenient chewable tablets or swallowable caplets.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Nextbook Flexx 10 2-in-1 Windows 10 tablet, a great gift idea! #Giveaway

If you're in the market to upgrade your tablet or your laptop the Nextbook is definitely something you should consider. My husband has been looking for upgrade his iPad for a few months now and had been considering getting a Surface but was a little hesitant to spending that kind of money on a hybrid laptop/tablet. When I told him we would be getting a Nextbook Flexx 10 he was intrigued. 
The Nextbook Flexx 10 is the hybrid he was looking for, it's the right amount of power (Intel quad-core processor), expandable memory (32gb internal memory that is capable of being expanded to 64gb due to the microSD card slot.) What about connectivity? Wifi and and Bluetooth let you connect to the internet and use wireless headphones with ease, and on top of it all it has USB and HDMI inputs! His iPad doesn't offer any of that, and these are things he was looking for.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Join Zoës Kitchen this holiday season with selfless giving! #Giveaway #delivergoodness @zoeskitchen

Tis the season, for shopping decorating and baking! The stores will be filled with gift and great items for friends and family. With all of the splendor of the holidays, you have to take the time to take a step back and realize the season is a season of giving. It feels so much better to give than receive. When I had the opportunity to participate in  Zoës Kitchen holiday “selfless giving” campaign I jumped at the chance.

I love to spread the love whenever I can.  For those who many not be that familiar with this company , let me tell you a bit about Zoës Kitchen a great place to eat and to cater. Zoës Kitchen is a leading fast-casual restaurant concept serving a distinct menu of fresh, wholesome, Mediterranean dishes delivered with Southern hospitality. The company has more than 165 locations in 14 states and is on a mission to deliver goodness. 
My mission for Zoës Kitchen was to find three friends to surprise with a holiday gift bag that includes one $25 Zoës Kitchen gift card, a greeting card and Spice of Life bottle to three deserving people. Now it was my turn to give the gift of a delicious meal from Zoës Kitchen, but who would be the lucky recipients? I have so many deserving people around me, in my neighborhood and at my work place… After mulling over who I would give my three special holiday gift bags, to show the spirit of the holidays with selfless giving I came up with my recipients.

Cardpool is the perfect give and get website! #Crdpool15

It's that time of year where we have to buy gifts for that person(s) who we never know what to get them, so we usually get them a gift card. In turn we might be that person who people don't know what to get and we wind up on the receiving end of said gift card. That's great, I love gift cards as long as they're to places I frequent. I was once given a gift card to a major clothing retailer, but it wasn't a store I shopped at. It took me close to 2 hours to spend 50 bucks! I didn't want it to go to waste but what could I do?

If Cardpool had been around then I wouldn't have been in my predicament! What's Cardpool? It's a great spot to load up on gift cards for great prices sometimes you can get up to 35% off! Cardpool also allows you to sell unwanted gift cards for cash, so turn a so-so gift into fast cash and really get what you want. I have been given a chance to use Cardpool myself and I keep wavering on what card I'm going to buy! Something for myself like or something the family can use.....ugh! So many choices!!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

We are off to explore to find out why aren’t there more girls in the in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math? Chatting with Miles from Tomorrowland panel of experts. #MilesEvent

****Disney provided me with an all-expense paid trip for me to cover this great event ****

Are your kids fans of the popular Disney Junior show Miles from Tomorrowland? I know my little nieces and nephews sure are. Recently on a press trip visit to Visit to Google Headquarters, I was fortunate to be able to have a chat with a panel of experts that help this great show come to life.  
The panel included Sascha Paladino, he is the man behind the character, the creator and Producer of Miles From Tomorrowland , Diane Ikemiyashiro the Director of Original Programming at Disney Junior, a Google Engineer Angela Navarro,  Dr. Yvonne Cagle, NASA Astronaut & Consultant on Miles from Tomorrowland and Isis Anchalee, Software Engineer.
This amazing panel, was there to chat about the show, and to inspire and encourage girls to get into the world of STEM. What exactly is STEM you ask? The concept of STEM, is to get kids interested in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  STEM is a way for kids of all ages to learn and grow and have fun together.  
Google Engineer Angela Navarro is working on a computer science and media project, to find out why women are making the decision not to pursue computer science, engineering or other technical roles. She has found out that girls are making this decision, not to pursue these fields in the teen and tween years. The #2 reason that girls are not pursuing science is the perception of the role, and the perception is that it is an anti-social role, and there is no room for women in that role. What they see on screen, it does not look like them and does not make them feel welcome in the field. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is available on Digital HD December 4th, and Blu-ray™ and DVD December 15th. #ScorchInsiders #Giveaway

Did you get to see Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials in theaters? This action packed hit was a great movie that kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved the action and the thrill of this movie and I am looking forward to see this again. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is available on Digital HD December 4th, and Blu-ray™ and DVD December 15th. 

The Maze was just the beginning. After the harrowing adventure of escaping the maze, the Gladers find themselves right in the center of an epic mystery in MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS, available on Blu-ray™ and DVD December 15. Mysteries deepen and stakes are raised as the Gladers must survive “The Scorch” in this bigger, even more suspenseful and action-packed chapter of the Maze Runner phenomenon. 

Check out a fun Arlo’s from The Good Dinosaur! Advent Calendar #GoodDinoEvent

Have you had the chance to see Disney/Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur? This great family friendly movies is in theaters now. Want something this kids will have fun with, well  I have a cute Arlo advent calendar that the kids will love. Be sure to click on the photo below, and print out the advent calendar, and start your countdown to Christmas! Are you ready?

The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever 
changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct?  Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo (voice of Raymond Ochoa) makes an unlikely human friend. 

While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of. Directed by Peter Sohn and produced by Denise Ream (“Cars 2”), Disney•Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” opens in theaters on Nov. 25, 2015.  
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Great charm bracelet gifts for the holidays from a Soufeel #Giveaway

Are you looking for a unique gift idea for the holidays? Looking for a gift that is affordable and still beautiful? I have a great gift idea for you. Soufeel charm bracelets. The bracelets are affordable, stylish and they have an amazing selection of charm bracelet options.   Here is a little info about Soufeel from the website:
Soufeel was founded in 2011, and we focused on delivering best shopping experience for jewelry lovers all over the world. We provide Internet direct marketing model for customers and partial distributors. Our products have high performance ratio, variety styles of charms and beads, high-quality service which attract numerous Soufeel fans at comparable prices. 
Soufeel products adopt 925 sterling silver and colored gems as main raw materials. With interchangeable charms, you will be delighted in many possibilities by selecting from over 500 designs of charms. Soufeel products also encourage customizing your own memorable charms with your themed photos to celebrate your memorable days.

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