Thursday, October 17, 2019

Two Times Zones, One Watch ~ Unique Wooden Watch (Review)

  I received product in exchange for my honest opinion!

Our son has been away at college since mid-August, and he is literally all the way across the United States.  He is in a different time zone and at times it's easy to forget that. We can't just pick up the phone and talk to each other any time we want... 

He wants to call us at 6:00 am as he's walking to class, but that's 3:00 am back home!  We're out doing something and want to call and ask him a question or just talk and it's 7:00 pm here, but it's 10:00 pm for him!  I've gotten a couple 3:30 am phone calls and texts, but I'm not complaining at all!  

As a Tomoson blogger, I was recently given the opportunity to receive a unique wooden watch at a highly discounted price.  This wood watch as two clock faces so that you can have the time for two different time zones!  How cool is that? 

Monday, September 30, 2019

Cooking With Kids: 20 Recipes Kids Should Know! (Book Giveaway)

  I received product in exchange for my honest opinion!

My kids have been helping me in the kitchen since they were very young! At first it started out simple (helping me stir) and before we knew it, they were both prepping and cooking meals!  In fact, my son has turned out to be a pretty good cook!

If your children already help out in the kitchen, or if you aren't too sure how all of that would work - you need to check out this cookbook, 20 Recipes Kids Should Know.  This book is written and photographed my sisters who aspire to become a chef and a photographer.  The recipes are from Esme, who is only 12 years old and the photographs are by her 17 year old sister, Calista!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

National Geographic Kids So Cool! So Cute! Series Giveaway!

 I received product in exchange for my honest opinion!

Growing up, I remember reading and looking through looking through my Dad's National Geographic books and loving them.  When my kids were young, I was introduced to National Geographic Kids books and instantly fell in love.  

I have always encouraged my children to look at books and read, even when they were toddlers.  Books let their imaginations run free and take them to places unknown.  Books also fill their minds with knowledge and facts that will fuel them for life!

National Geographic Kids Books is rolling out a brand new series of picture books that are perfect for kids ages 3-7 (preschool - 2nd grade).  To celebrate the release of the first two books in their So Cool! So Cute! series, National Geographic is giving away a very huggable prize pack to one of my readers!  This prize pack includes a hardcover copy of So Cool! Sharks, a hardcover copy of So Cute! Pandas AND adorable shark and panda stuffed animals.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Find Your Favorite Hoodie at TV Store Online ~ Back To School Giveaway!

As the kids head back to school and the weather gets cooler... hoodies are a must-have.  My 15 year old daughter practically lives in hoodies!  With several super-hero and spirit dress-up days at school - who wouldn't want to be Batman or an M&M?!

I recently had the pleasure of shopping TV Store Online and that's where I found the M&M and Batman hoodies featured in this review and giveaway!  In addition to a great selection of movie hoodies and t-shirts, they also offer a great selection of costumes, ugly sweaters, hats, pajamas, accessories and more!

Monday, August 19, 2019

Be a Kid With Your Kid at Silverwood Theme Park & Boulder Beach Water Park ~ 2019 Summer Giveaway!

Summer is finally here!  That means having fun, spending time outdoors, and creating family memories that will last a lifetime.  One of our family's favorite summer activities is going to Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Water Park.   

Located in beautiful North Idaho, Silverwood Theme Park is the Pacific Northwest's largest theme park, with over 70 rides, slides, shows and attractions, including four roller coasters, Boulder Beach Water Park, a steam engine train ride through the woods, live entertainment, magic shows, restaurants, and so much more. 

The great thing about having a theme park and a water park at the same location... Silverwood Theme Park + Boulder Beach Water Park = one admission price = both parks!   The park has five main areas: Main Street, Country Carnival, Coaster Alley, Garfield's Summer Camp and Boulder Beach Water Park!

For 11 straight years, we purchased season passes to Silverwood for our family for Christmas. We only live about 15 minutes away, so it is the perfect summer time activity for our family.  As our children got older and started participating in sports and other activities, it wasn't as easy for us to enjoy it as much and as often. 

The carousel is just inside the main gate at the entrance of the park.  From the time our kids were little (1 1/2 years old), they knew that this ride was our very last stop in the park before heading home.  It made it easy to leave the park this way - no fits!  Now at ages 15 and 12, we still ride the carousel once or twice before heading home - it's a tradition!

We love the rides and water slides, but we also love the variety of other fun activities like the magic show, train robbery on the steam engine ride, seeing the bison, and the adorable and friendly mascots; Garfield and Odie!  Even though my children weren't always fond of them (they can be quite intimidating for the little ones), Garfield and Odie are always happy to pose for photos, give hugs, hand shakes, and high 5's!