Saturday, December 30, 2017

Be a Detective for the New Year: Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show in Orlando

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

If you're looking for a fun way to bring in the new year, or a great way to spend an evening any time of the year, Sleuth's Mystery Dinner Show in Orlando, FL. provides a unique way to get together with your family, significant other or celebratory crowd (there were a lot of birthday parties gathered when we went, which I thought was such a good idea!).

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

iFLY Indoor Skydiving is THE Best LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEA!!!

Still looking for the perfect idea for a gift this holiday season, but you're running out of time? Don't get a run-of-the-mill 'cutesty' gift from the store that you pick up on a whim, get 'em the gift of flight instead! SO reasonably priced, and so much fun. iFLY Indoor Skydiving has locations all across the United States, and quite a few internationally. We visited the one in Orlando, Florida!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

PlayFoamGO is Perfect for the Holiday Car Trips Many of us are Taking!

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Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother's house we go. The horse knows the way, to carry the sleigh, through the white and drifting snow, oh! 'Tis that time of year when we pack the kids up in the car and drive to grandma and grandpa's house, no matter how far that may be (or we fly, and if that's the case, you can still bring this along too). To keep the kids occupied (or from fighting, what??!!) smart parents know to bring along items that will entertain for good lengths of time, that are not messy. PlayFoamGO is one of those items.

Friday, December 15, 2017

NYC Subway Line Gifts

That hat is from the NYC Subway Line, all of which make great gift ideas!

He's got his 'A' game on (the hat), which in this case stands for the Brooklyn, NYC subway. This is one of many great items you can find through the NYC Subway Line website where items for men, women and children all tout their love for the city and it's subway system out loud!! What better way to get around in a busy place like New York City, than the beloved subway line that takes you to and fro in a snap. It's what we use when we visit, and the items from this line of gifts makes me nostalgic and definitely in the mood to take a trip.

Our Family Hotel of Choice: Stay Sky Suites I-Drive Orlando

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Looking for a weekend getaway? Going to Orlando for holiday shopping? Need a great suggestion for a family hotel in the Kissimmee/Orlando area? We felt right at home from the very first second that we stepped into the Stay Sky Suites I-Drive Orlando, and I'm so on board with recommending them to anyone who is in the area, looking for overnight accommodations.

Friday, December 8, 2017

ICE! featuring Christmas Around the World at Gaylord Palms

Baby, it's cold outside!! You don't get to say that much here in sunny south Florida, but last weekend at the ICE! featuring Christmas Around the World display at the spectacular Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, we sure got to be cold and have a fabulous time while doing it too. 

We donned our own hats and gloves, and the parkas (which they provided) and braved the freezing cold just so we could see what all the happy fuss was about (everyone who has seen it loves it). It did not disappoint.  

Saturday, November 25, 2017

All 4 Disney World Parks in a Day. Should You?

Disney World has four amazing parks. Usually when we go, we end up visiting Magic Kingdom because it has so many favorites, everyone in our group loves it, and you can spend the entire there basking in it's glory. The other parks though are amazing in their own rights, and we wanted to at least visit the things we knew and loved (or suspected we would love), and since we were only there for one day, we decided to go for it! Our first stop was Animal Kingdom where they have the new thrill ride: Avatar Flight of Passage. My daughter has already been to see it and ride, with a group of friends (on a different day). None of the rest of us had seen it, so that was our first stop.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Just Visited Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum in Orlando!

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The building looks crooked, because it is crooked!!! Actually, it was meant to be your typical straight building, but a sinkhole decided to alter those plans. Fortunately, the architect and builder were talented enough to make it work anyway, and it ended up being just perfect for this type of museum, don't you think?

That's just the beginning of the weird, the awesome, and the oh my gosh! Three of us recently took a trip to the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum in Orlando, and we're still shaking our heads in amusement/amazement when we think about it. With an awesome collection of items to really be appreciated, whether you like them or not (some you will, some you definitely won't), this museum is a must-see.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

$50 Best Buy Gift Card #Giveaway! Let the Holiday Shopping Begin!

Best Buy is always a favorite destination for holiday shopping. This year I'll be headed there to get a Keurig for my sister-in-law, a Nintendo Switch for my youngest, and a camera for myself. What? Who shops for themselves on the holidays?! LOL I can't help myself, there's no way I can walk into Best Buy and walk out empty handed. Their prices are reasonable and their selections are always the best (plus I need a new camera ;) ).

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Sack Pals PERFECT Fun and Practical Christmas Gift for Little Girls!

Disclosure: I received a product to test and keep. All opinions are my Sack Pals-loving own (and what's not to love about a snuggly warm item that incorporates imagination, stuffed animals and play?!?!).

If it just had these movable characters (Sack Bling), the Sack Pals would be a big hit all on its own. What's not to love about a plush, warm sack you can bundle up in and keep warm, that also has childhood faves you can attach and detach, like a butterfly and a lady bug?

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Well, October was Awesome but Let's do Breast Cancer Awareness All Year Long! Carpet One #Giveaway

October was a great month! We did all the things you're supposed to do, and we loved every second of it. We took lots of pictures along the way too with family and friends! I got a picture of the four kiddos we took to the pumpkin patch, inside a classic stand-up photo-opp display, and it makes me laugh every time I see it.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Holiday #Giveaway! These 4 Books Sold at Quarto Knows are Going Right on the Christmas List!

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1. Happy Mail by Eunice & Sabrina Moyle

Some people still love to get mail. My mom is definitely one of those people. She has never owned a computer, nor does she care to her the 'old fashioned' way of communicating with those who live long distance is via 'snail mail.' My kids all get letters from her, as do I, and every single holiday and birthday we all get greeting cards with notes in them too (and the kids get money, lol, who doesn't love a card from grandma with a few dollars tucked inside??). I save every single one she sends in our 'keepsakes' or the kids' 'baby boxes.' She would LOVE to get this Happy Mail book that is full of fun ways to send out notes to her friends and loved ones. 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Foundation Fighting Blindness: Slow Down Age Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in people over 55. But with treatment it can be slowed down, stopped, and in some cases reversed. That is a big deal. If there is any way at all, that is safe of course, to help prevent blindness, isn't it definitely worth looking into? I think definitely, yes!

Blindness played in a role in my childhood, with my grandfather having sight in only one eye during his latter years. It affected so many things, but he was a real champ about it, and honestly if he complained, I never heard him. I know he missed being able to see us grow like he had been able to before. With limited or diminished vision so many things are affected. Make sure you see your grandchildren grow! Protect your vision by requesting information about diagnosing and treating AMD.

Call the FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS TODAY AT 1-800-BLINDNESS for a free packet on reversing or managing AMD. Or, go to the website, where I found so much helpful information, or again, call 1-800-BLINDNESS today!

15% off Colortime Color-and-Glow Trick or Treat Bag!

Disclosure: We received a complimentary bag. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Every little bit of illumination helps when the kids are out Trick-or-Treating at night. This bag from Colortime is awesome because not only do the spider web and letters glow in the dark (practically the whole front side of this generously-sized bag lights up) but the kids get to decorate it too!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Batman Plays Basketball! Oriental Trading for Halloween!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, but all opinions stated are genuine and my Oriental Trading own. This is a company I have loved for years, long before I started to blog. :)

Halloween Headquarters at Oriental Trading is open for business, and in our house, they've helped create a super hero!!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Kinzd Wallet or Cosmetic Case #Giveaway

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Real leather makes me happy when it comes to so many things, including wallets. If the wallet is RFID blocking? Even better. Kindz wallets are both, and you can get them in so many styles, colors and varieties.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Want to Win a Family 4 Pk to See the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Orlando?

I did this review and the sponsors have now graciously offered to extend a family 4-pk to one lucky Mail4Rosey reader. 
This is for the Orlando, Florida location only!! 
Good luck to all who enter!

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Looking for dinner with flash? It doesn't get flashier than the Medieval Times in Orlando, Florida. Literally. The sparks fly, the cheers are loud, the food is good and the battle IS on!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Buddy Phones are Headphones that Protect Your Children's Ears

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Buddy Phones from Onanoff enable sharing and cap the decibels at 85 for child safety!
My granddaughter just got home from a nice little vacation. She has been on an airplane before, but never one taking her overseas. No one was particularly worried how she would do, she's a champ when it comes to traveling, but we did want her to have things to help her be comfortable and occupied.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Rapids Water Park: 35 Water Slides and So Much More! BOGO Return Visit Free.

That is my daughter laughing a LOT on the raft. She had this bright idea that perhaps we should go to Rapids Water Park in Riviera Beach, Florida. Have I mentioned yet that she is brilliant? We had the most fun we've had all summer, and it's because this is no ordinary water park. Not by a long shot.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Help Share the News! Freshpet® Sends Help For Shelter Cats

I've always been an animal person, especially when I was young. I used to get so worked up when I'd see a dog running loose, afraid he'd get hit by a car or not be loved (lonesome). It was a big deal to my youthful heart.

We always had dogs when I was growing up (one I brought home from the fair, hahahaha, but that's a story with a funny twist for another day ;) ). They always lived to be 15 or older, so they were family, AND they made me think I was just a 'dog person.' Enter today where we've had a cat enter our lives and steal our hearts. When we first met him he was old and broken, a victim of a raccoon attack we think, he is now (still) old and completely healthy (save for the one eye he has that could not be saved), content and a real sweetheart.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Merlin Entertainments Makes for a Magical Family Time in Orlando

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Merlin Entertainments has these three great attractions, all in a row, that make for an awesome way to spend some time in Orlando. We went there recently and it was a great alternative to the hustle and bustle we usually voluntarily dive right into when we are in the area (theme parks, most generally). In fact it was so low-key that it was relaxing and so, so very nice. It was definitely an easy way to get quality family time in, away from the daily tasks of life, and w.o.r.k. (which I love and appreciate, but you get what I'm saying). You can select one to attend, or get a discounted ticket price if you go to all three!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 by Graco is the Only Car Seat You Will Ever Need

Reinforced Steel Frame & Safety Features by the Dozen!
This photo was taken to show you how it looks.
We still had to straighten the belt on the bottom and add the TWO
cupholders (one for her snacks and one for her drinks) before we took her on the road.
My grandchild is my most precious 'cargo,' and while riding in the car, I want to make sure she is comfortable and first and foremost, safe. Graco has this new 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 Car Seat that will meet your every need, her every want, and has every safety feature you can imagine (and more). It is definitely not your ordinary car seat. I think every inch of this Graco Car Seat is extraordinary.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Stock Up on TGI Fridays Snacks for Dad!

Disclosure: We received samples. All opinions are genuine and my own.

My oldest son is a GREAT dad!

This young man, is about to have a big day on Sunday because he is  a dad. An awesome dad at that, and I'm not just saying that because I'm his mom. ;) We're headed over to his place Sunday to help him celebrate being a father and I'll be bringing along some snacks to put out on his table.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Haggar Dress Pants for Father's Day with #Giveaway

Hanging at the beach house. My beach house? No, but don't I wish! :)
The pants are Haggar No-Iron Khaki's and you can win a pair here!

Just because the men in your life don't fuss over clothes, doesn't mean they don't pay attention to what they're wearing. Give dad the gift of tried and true Haggar dress pants for Father's Day this year and he'll be instantly styling with little to no effort. Why? Because these are the No-Iron Khaki Haggar Pants, and that means looking great with absolutely no fuss at all.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Brick Fest Live is on Tour Now! PLUS $3 OFF Coupon!

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I love this picture. It depicts our whole day. I took my son, his friend, my granddaughter and her mama to the Brick Fest at the West Palm Beach Convention Center.  It was an awesome day for all of us, and the boys as you can see...really liked the oversized foam bricks!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Water is Even More Fun with COOP Sports!

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Even though it's not officially summer, when Memorial Day weekend comes it's also time for the summer break from school. That means fun times are ahead, and playing outside, as all parents know, is paramount during the warmer months. So too, is water play!! COOP combines the two with extra fun toys that hold up well in or out of the water. We recently put two of them to the test.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Put Me In The Story: Watch My Little Princess Become a Part of the Book!

Oh my goodness, all that sweetness in a book!! My granddaughter loves all of the Disney princesses, so to have a book that showcases them and her is a very big thing. This book takes the name of your little princess and puts it in the title and in various places throughout the book. You can see on the bottom of the front cover that you can personalize it with who it is from too. My granddaughter loves to have most anyone in her family read to her, but it's extra special when her youngest uncle does it, so I made this Put Me In The Story book from me and him to her.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Perfect Graduation Gift! Polaroid SnapTouch Digital & Instant Camera with #Giveaway #PRINTitForward

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Congratulations to my daughter who is now officially a high school graduate!
My daughter just had her commencement ceremony and it was awesome! There were only so many people who were allowed to go (ticket limitations), so of her three siblings, only one got to attend with me. We'll all be celebrating together soon though, at her upcoming Open House. That means it's now time to shop for the presents. Of course she'll get cash. One of the beauties of a graduation party is that you get lots of cash! With her upcoming college expenses (she starts in the Fall), that money will be needed. I wanted to find something else to get her though too, something that would be both fun and memorable. That's where the Polaroid New Snap Touch Camera comes into play. If you haven't seen all of the things you can do with this digital and instant print camera, you've got to keep reading. THIS Is not your grandmother's Polaroid!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Snuggle Plus SuperFresh has Odor Eliminator!

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Fabric Softener is one of those things I like to use when washing our towels. To me, it's a luxury to get out of the shower and be able to wrap up in a big bath towel that smells delightfully 'Snuggalized,' which is what we like to call it when I put Snuggle in the rinse water.  

My kiddos are a sucker for good smelling towels too. One way to watch my 9-year-old melt like a baby is hand over newly dried and folded towels. He's loved that since he was little, and now as a big kid, or dare I say 'tween,' it's still something that he likes. Who can blame it? Good smells evoke good feelings, that's been true for as long as I've been around (and believe me, that's a pretty long time these days). This fabric softener is different though, because it has ground breaking technology that helps eliminate odors. Not mask them...eliminate them. To me, that's awesome news because that sweet little 9-year-old I mentioned, can also get pretty boy-stinky. ;)

The concept is the same that you're used to: simply put a cap full in the washer during the rinse cycle. The fresh Snuggle scent you love is still released as usual, there is just that extra added and very welcome boost that also will help eliminate any odors stuck in your fabric.

We've used it half a dozen times here. I liked it so much that I gave one bottle to a friend. Yep! It's that kind of product that is so revolutionary, and so good, that you have to share it with a bestie. Of course you can find this product in retail stores nationwide, so be sure to look for it on your next shopping trip. If you buy and you like it, come on back and let me know. I'd love to hear about it!

Learn more by visiting the Snuggle website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

#BuiltForKids LEGOLAND Florida is Definitely Worth a Trip to Winter Haven!

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Last weekend we went to Winter Haven, Florida to experience Legoland, and what an awesome way to spend the day it turned out to be! Built on 150 acres, with more than 50 rides and a lot of interactive things for kids to get involved with, this park is a child's dream come true!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Personalized Graduation Keepsake!

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Graduation is right around the corner. I'm super excited about it this year because my daughter is going to be walking across the stage to pick up her diploma. She's already finished her classes and is now just waiting for the big day. One gift I've gotten her to help remember this time in her life is a personalized graduation ornament from Personalized Ornaments for You.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Make Drinks and Meals in the Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl Duo!

Have you ever used a blender, and it was just such a pain to use and clean that you tried it once or twice and then put it up and completely forgot about it? That's how I was until I tried out the Ninja brand a couple of years ago. I loved it, but gave it to my son and his wife, who had a big need for it. Now I have one of my own, and it's still as amazing as I remember theirs being! It's super strong, amazingly versatile, very easy to use, and a cinch to clean up!! Definitely not like blender experiences I have had prior to getting this brand, and truthfully this isn't even a blender, it's really so much more! So, my gift advice for Mother's Day this year (or for yourself if you would like it): Give her something she'll love and use all year round: Give her a Ninja!

Friday, March 3, 2017

I See Me Personalized Book and Plush Bunny Duo. Perfect for Easter!

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I See Me! offers high quality personalized children's books and more for Easter that your kids are going to love! In the photo above, you see one of the personalized placemats available. They also sell personalized coloring books, stickers, and more! Everything I've ever seen from this company (and I've seen all of the above over the years), has been top notch in quality. A lot of time and effort are put into making sure they create and sell products that are not only adorable (and they are that) but that they are also going to last for a very long time to come. This year, the big deal for us is the super soft plush bunny and personalized book duo seen above. I got this pair for my granddaughter and I cannot wait to give it to her!! Her parents don't like her to have too many sweets, and this is definitely a perfect alternative. Plus, reading is her 'thing' and I just know she's going to love this bunny!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Chef's Vision Knife Set - These are Fantastic!

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I knew my new Chef's Vision Landscape Kitchen Knife Set was going to be one that I absolutely loved, and when it arrived and I got to use even before I got to use them, I was completely enamored to the point of dancing around my kitchen. They are a visual delight! Each knife blade features a gorgeous scene from different places around the world, and has a matching colorful handle. These are high quality, razor sharp, 100% stainless steel blades, and in addition to looking great, these slice and dice just like you would want them to do.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

These are NOT Your Grandfather's Haggar's! Enter to #win a Pair of Pants for Men!

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My son is wearing his new Premium No-Iron Khaki Pants from Haggar. You may remember the name because these pants have been around forever (both of my grandfathers wore Haggar), but trust me these are not your grandfather's pants! Made with a no-iron fabric, perfect for this generation who is way too smart to spend time setting up an ironing board and wielding a heavy iron, they look good straight out of the dryer.