SculptaPalooza

As you all know we love family game night.  Educational Insights has some of our favorite.  This week we got to check out SculptaPalooza.  This was a great party game my son loved. The playfoam is perfect with a special needs son having a sensory game to play makes it even more fun for him.

SculptaPalooza comes with everything you need for a night of fun. It comes with playfoam  a sculpting mat, 200 challenge cards, 20 blank Challenge cards that you can create your own, a score card, die, and a timer.

First you divide into two teams with the sculpting mat in the middle. The first teams rolls the dice and starts the timer then starts guessing.  If you team guesses right you win a point.  Then its the next teams turn keep in going till one of the teams wins 20 points.

This game had so many laughs,  I have learned i would never make it in the world as a sculptor. Although i did not do too bad i would have to say little guy did the best.

If you are looking for a great family game you can play with a little one or even a group of adults This is a great way to go.   One suggestion I do have when you guy the game make sure to buy some extra playfoam.  Not because it goes bad but because my son loved it so much he took it to play with after the game. lol

Get your own SculptaPalooza here

We got this for free in exchange for an honest review

 

 

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Arrives on Digital 2/26 and 4K, Blu-ray & DVD 3/19

My Nephews went and saw Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in the theater and loved it.  I love the story of Spider-Man and I can’t wait for my little guy to get to see it.

 

Academy Award® Nominee for Best Animated Feature Film, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, swings onto Digital February 26 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD on March 19 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Sony Pictures Animation.

 

“The year’s best animated movie.” ~ Brian Truitt, USA TODAY

 

Academy Award® Nominee for Best Animated Feature Film

Golden Globe® Winner for Best Animated Feature Film

Critics’ Choice® Winner for Best Animated Feature Film

Winner of Seven Annie® Awards Including Best Animated Feature

 

SPIDER-MANTM:

INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

 

In Theaters Now and

Swings Home onto Digital February 26

On 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack

and DVD on March 19

With Over 90 Minutes of Special Features Including a Never-Before-Seen SPIDER-HAM Short, Alternate Universe Mode and much more!

 

CULVER CITY, Calif. (February 18, 2019) – The Academy Award® Nominee for Best Animated Feature Film, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, swings onto Digital February 26 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD on March 19 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Sony Pictures Animation. From Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the uniquely creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, the film offers a fresh vision of the Spider-Man universe with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind.

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, a film that has grossed over $350 million in theaters worldwide to date, introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the iconic mask. “One of the most rewarding experiences in recent months has been to hear that children are telling their parents that they see themselves in Miles, or that they want to grow up to be like Spider-Gwen, anyone can be a hero. Thats why we made this film, and we hope that feeling of empowerment is something that both audiences young and old can take away,” say Directors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman.

The out-of-this-world voice cast includes Shameik Moore as Miles Morales alongside Jake Johnson (“New Girl”) as Peter B. Parker, Hailee Steinfeld (Bumblebee) as Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen, Mahershala Ali (Green Book) as Miles’ Uncle Aaron, Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta”) as Jefferson Davis, Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”) as Aunt May, Luna Lauren Velez (“How To Get Away with Murder”) as Rio Morales, Zoë Kravitz (“Big Little Lies”) as Mary Jane, John Mulaney (“Big Mouth”) as Spider-Ham, with Nicholas Cage (The Croods) as Spider-Man Noir, Kathryn Hahn (Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation) as Doc Ock and Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”) as the villain Kingpin.

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE arrives filled with engaging bonus materials that are fun for the whole family and give fans even more of the unique comic book style action that they loved in theaters with over 90 minutes of bonus content. In his very own original short,  Spider-Ham: Caught In a Ham, fan favorite Spider-Ham defeats his greatest foe, delivers sidesplitting puns, and get sucked into another dimension! It actually can get weirder! Don’t miss the thrilling Alternate Universe Mode where fans can view the film in an entirely new way to discover alternate scenes, plotlines, characters, and more with the filmmakers as their guide. Also included is The Spider-Verse Super-Fan Easter Egg Challenge, where fans are challenged to find every single Easter Egg hidden within the Spider-Verse (and there are a lot of them!).  Explore the character design in the visually stunning film including specific looks at the now-iconic Spider-Ham character as well as the classic villains who inhabit the Spider-Verse. Additional special features include a celebration of the diversity in the film and the idea that anyone can wear the mask in a feature called We Are Spider-Man, a featurette calledSpider-Verse: A New Dimension, where fans can hear from the artists and filmmakers who pushed the boundaries of the comic book artform to create a visual experience unlike anything done in animation before, a showcase of all the amazing fan favorite characters featured in the Spider-Verse and the actors who bring them to life, and  a touching tribute to comic legends Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, who originally created the Spider-Man character. Other bonus materials include two lyric videos featuring “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee and “Familia” by Nicki Minaj and Anuel AA (feat. Bantu).

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE is directed by Bob Persichetti (The Little Prince), Peter Ramsey (Rise of the Guardians) and Rodney Rothman (22 Jump Street), and screenplay by Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman from a story by Lord. The film is produced by Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Christina Steinberg. The executive producers are the late Stan Lee, Brian Michael Bendis, and Will Allegra.

Bonus Materials Include:

  • We Are Spider-ManExploring and celebrating one of the key themes of the film, We Are Spider-Man takes a deep dive into the diversity of the characters and aspirational core that any person from any gender or cultural background can wear the mask.
  • Spider-Verse: A New DimensionWith a stunning visual style and state of the art animation designed to take the viewer into the pages of a comic, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is not only a love letter to comic books but a groundbreaking take on the super hero genre. Hear from the artists and filmmakers who pushed the boundaries of the artform as they discuss their journey.
  • The Ultimate Comics Cast: Enjoy this showcase of all of the fan favorite characters featured in the Spider-Verse and the spectacular cast who were chosen to bring them to life.
  • A Tribute to Stan Lee & Steve Ditko: Celebrate the amazing legacy and powerful spirit of the creators of Spider-Man.
  • The Spider-Verse Super-Fan Easter Egg Challenge: The Spider-Verse is loaded with Easter Eggs, from cameos to comics references. Fans are challenged to find them all!
  • Designing Cinematic Comics Characters: A breakdown of all aspects of the character design including costume, movement in animation, and distinct powers for each character.
    • Heroes & Hams: Meet the amazing Spider-people of the Spider-Verse.
    • Scorpions and Scoundrels: Explore the classic villains who wreak havoc on the Spider-Verse.
  • Alternate Universe Mode: In this all-new viewing experience, discover alternate scenes, plotlines, characters, and more with the filmmakers as your guide.
  • 2 Lyric Videos
    • “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee
    • “Familia”  by Nicki Minaj & Anuel AA (feat. Bantu)
  • All-New Original Short “Spider-Ham: Caught In a Ham” It’s another normal day for Peter Porker, a.k.a. the Spectacular Spider-Ham, fighting bad guys and loving hot dogs, until a mysterious portal starts messing with the very fabric of his cartoon reality.

4K Ultra HD Disc Includes:

  • Feature film presented with High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound
  • Also includes the film and special features on the included high-def Blu-ray

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE has a run time of approximately 117 minutes and is rated PG for frenetic sequences of animated action violence, thematic elements, and mild language.

 

5 Movie Night must Haves

 

As you all know I love a great movie night.  Know what I love even more is a whole movie day.  When it gets cold and we are stuck indoors there is nothing better then a whole day of fun with our family.  Now this does not mean it has to be sitting down and watching movies all day.  We have great movies that the family loves and play some great games too.

My little guy loves learning games.  I love that we are having a blast while learning. We have round up some of the best games and movie night must have for you.

Storybook Inspo

Choose your child’s favorite storybook and build a party around its characters and plot! Everything from games, gifts, to party decor can center around the stories you tell your children every night before bed.

Pete the Cat Missing Cupcakes Game is a game that keeps younger children enthralled. Players collect colorful cupcakes as they sing songs, act out physical activities, and identify favorite animals, foods, and words in this fun board game.

  • Where to buy: Walmart

  • Age Range: 3+

  • MSRP: $19.99

 

Favorite Animal Costume Party

Invite your child’s party attendees to dress up as their favorite animal or pet and bring an animal-centric gift tied to their choice.

Playfoam® Pals™ Pet Party is the perfect activity to have an animal themed party. Open a world of Playfoam® and find a surprise inside this fun-filled 6 pack of Playfoam Pals! Hidden within each pod of dual-color Playfoam, a mystery collectible (and totally adorable) animal Pal awaits.

  • Where to buy: Amazon

  • Age Range:  5 – 10 Years

  • MSRP: $7.99 (2-pack);  $21.99 (6-pack); $47.99 (12-pack)

 

Let It Snow!

For those families in warmer climates who’ve never experienced snow, why not bring the snow to them? Have a winter-themed party no matter what time of the year.

Little Snowie 2™! This at-home and on-the-road version of the industrial ice shaver can churn out a perfect shaved ice every five seconds. (Perfect way to save costs on some catering options!)

  • Where to buy: Amazon

  • Age Range: 8 and up (5-8 years with adult supervision)

  • MSRP: $219.00

 

A Night at the Movies!

Tickets to a movie-theatre party for all of your children’s friends can be costly! Why not stay home and have a night at the theatre in your backyard or living room?

CINEMOOD is the world’s first absolutely noiseless, 3” ultralight standalone projector, that converts any surface into a 12-foot magic cinema. Stream Netflix and Amazon plus 120+ hours of preloaded video and story content. Now with AirPlay functionality!

  • Where to buy: CINEMOOD

  • Age Range: All ages

  • MSRP: $399

Pop for Sight Words™ Game: Reach into this fun box to practice alphabet recognition and beginning letter sounds. A great grab-and-go game!

  • Where to buy: Amazon

  • Age Range: 5+

  • MSRP: $9.99

StyleCraft

I got these free in exchange for an honest review

Have you been using StyleCraft if not then you have been missing out.  When I saw these I knew they were going to be awesome.  With the PeeWee 1200 Foldable Handle Dryer and the Gentle Cleansing Facial Brush I knew that I was going to be in love with the first try.

Now I travel quite a bit and when I am going to a event for the blog I can not look like I was just run over by a car.  Forever I though it was the shampoo and conditioner doing me in at the hotels.  When in fact it was the hair dryer in the rooms.  Yes it is nice that they have them but the heat that they give out burns my hair.  When I spend all this time getting ready and my hair looks like I just put my finger in a light socket it drives me nuts.

First thing I tries with the PeeWee 1200 Foldable Handle Dryer is I washed my hair and got to drying.  The first time I used it I used no other products and no heat protector.  I wanted to see how the dryer did on its own.  I loved that even though this is portable it also came with attachments for diffusing my hair.  Most little portable ones do not come with these. It also came with a travel bag  which you all know I love a travel bag.

 

My hair came out smooth and light in no time at all.  I loved how this one worked and will make sure to bring it with me every time I travel.

When I moved I did not know how much the new area would wreak with my skin.  The Gentle Cleansing Facial Brush has helped me quite a bit.  I have only been using it for a week so far, but my face in just a few days started clearing up.  My face is not only smooth but my glowing skin tone is coming back.

First thing you do when you get this is charge it.  Make sure you have a full charge.  I charged it fully and have not had to recharge it yet.  Then apply face wash, Turn on facial brush, rotate the brush on your face make sure to get everywhere, then rinse with water.  After that I clean my cleansing brush and but it up for later use.

The Facial Brush has 6 speed setting so use the one that works best for you.  It has a nice big cleaning surface. The cleansing micro-bristles are very soft and gentle.  This also comes with a universal charger.  So you can charge when you are on the go too. I love that the nonporous bristles can resist bacteria buildup.  So i am not just putting bacteria right back on my face or moving it around.

I was very happy with both StyleCraft and am so excited that I know have them in my life.  Make sure you check out their line and get ready to fall in love. Make sure to check out their Styling Irons I am sure they are just as awesome as the rest I have gotten to check out.

Made Good

Ok I have to be honest here.  I have not been eating healthy at all.  If you are anything like me you know you should be eating healthier, but all the goodies keep on calling your name.  For me it has to be baby steps.  I also have to find more healthier stuff that tastes good.

I know I can not do a huge diet.  I will not stick to it.  I need to find little tings here and there I can change. Made Good has helped me take the first step this week.  I love that they have a verity of different flavors so I don’t get board and I have stuck with it.

They are made in a dedicated nut free facility, contains vegetables, gluten free and even organic.   Yet they have some great flavors.  I love that I can throw a few of the chocolate chip ones in little guys lunch bag and he thinks I gave him a goodie in his lunch.

Some of the flavors I got to try are chocolate chip, chocolate banana, apple cinnamon, strawberry, and mixed berry.  I have switched threw a few of them but the Chocolate Chip and Strawberry are by far my favorite. They are sweet and a little crunch at the same time.

I am so excited I have found Made Good I am taking the steps to a healthier lifestyle and don’t feel like I have given up anything.

We got this free in exchange for an honest review

LUGZ Giveaway

I am thrilled to partner with Lugz for this review and giveaway.

  OMG I can not tell you how much I love my LUGZ if you are looking for a great pair of sturdy boots then look no farther.  This is a great giveaway anyone would love to win.

These boots are so stylish and trendy.  I chose the Women’s Brace Hi 6 In Boot in Woodland.  The color of the boot matches most anything in your wardrobe.   You can wear thee boots with your jeans or your fave pair of leggings.  I love the color of the boots and how comfortable they are. They also  come in a vibrant red and white.


Now that the weather has finally cooled off in the South, we have been wearing our boots more and I must say, I have received compliments every time I wear them.   I can pair them with most anything in my wardrobe and make MY fashion statement.

Lugz footwear has styles and colors to fit your whole family, men, women, and kids.  Their shoes and boots are very durable and sizing is spot on and true to size.  I own several pair and they truly are very comfortable.  

One of my lucky readers will win a pair of Lugz boots in this giveaway.  Enter via the Rafflecopter below.   Lugz will ship to the winner.

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Meet Apple and Thor

I have had a lot of people ask about our babies so here is the story about how they came into our life.  As most of you know my little guy is special needs.  He has had some hard times making friends until some very special dogs came into our life. This is the story of one special girl meet Willow she is the best fly-fishing dog you will ever meet. She spends her days with her dad taking vets and kids to teach them to fly fish.  Dylan met her and they were best friends right away.

For a few years now, Willow would come over and visit Dylan and he was in love.  He always told us that he wanted his very own puppy, but he only wanted a Willow puppy.  Surprise one day Willow ended up pregnant and Dylan was so excited.  He cuddled with her belly every day and talked to the puppy’s inside.  He knew his puppy’s name would be apple and it would be a girl.

Fast forward and willow had her beautiful babies 5 babies 2 boys and 3 girls.  We took Dylan to meet the babies and Apple and him went straight to each other. We started potty training her right away at about 2 weeks with the puppy pads. Start early people it really does make a difference.

Every time we went over, they were always together, but there was a catch.  This adorable little guy Thor was always with Apple he followed me, Dylan and Apple everywhere. So, by the end of the 8 weeks we knew he had to be part of our family too.  We went from no dogs of our own to 2 twin puppies.

They both loved my little guy and each other so much we could not separate them.

Of course my son has OCD also so one rule that can not be broken is apple can only wear a red collar and Thor the Green.

The babies are now 11 months’ old.  Having two at the same time has been trying.  With a house full of goodies and toys there is so much fun and love in our house.  A lot have asked to learn more so we will make sure to keep on posting and make sure to follow them on Instagram they have their very own page.  Adventures of Apple and Thor.

Robemart

 

When looking for a fantastic Valetines present for her you can never go wrong with a comfy robe. There is nothing like cuddling up after a long day at work , or after a nice relaxing bath.  We have been collecting comfy robes for years and for me to be impressed they have to be good.

Robemart has a few different types of robes to choose from. They can even do personalization  in 3 days or less.  How fantastic is that.  Now most would have gone with a satin robe for Valentines day but when I saw this one I was in love.  I am so cold all winter long I love to have a little thicker one to snuggle up in.

 

We do a lot of spa days at home and when I do I want to be comfy and still be covered I do have a little one at home.  I can do my face mask do my lotion and still cuddle in bed and watch T.V.

The quality of the robes is fantastic.  It had great stitching and was thick yet soft.  I have owned way too many that were stiff and no matter how many time you washed them they never got soft.  This was not the case with Robemart.  It was soft from the first time I opened the package.

If you are looking for a great present for that special someone on your list Robemart is a must check out.

I got this free in exchange for an honest review.

What to do when you are hurt

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When you get hurt and cannot work there is so much to think about.  Your life has just been turned upside down and life around you still goes on.  You have so much to worry about, but getting better should be your number one priority.

Sometimes life does not go as planned. There is nothing worse then when you end up being hurt and it was not your fault. For a very long time we were drowning in dept.  No, it was not credit card dept it was medical bills. Medical bills and personal bills can add up quick when you can’t work.  When you have a family, you are taking care of it can be even worse.

Now I know for the most part no one has ever asked for medical bills. No one wants to get hurt or sick.  What makes it even worse is when you are there for someone else mistake. Mistakes happen but that does not mean that someone else should bankrupt you.  When this does happen make sure to get help from people like Tampa personal injury attorney.

They can help you get your bills payed and get back on your feet. Having a team on your side to help you fight and get back on your feet is exactly what you need.  There is so much to think about and trying to keep it all straight can be a real burden.  The stress alone can make the whole ordeal even worse.

When you are talking to a personal injury attorney make sure you guys click.  You want someone who is easy to talk too and that you know is going to put you first.  Having this level of comfort is going to make this whole process better.  Make sure when you go in to also have a list of questions.  They are there to help get all your questions answered so you are comfortable.

Now getting back on your feet.  This may have taken a long time to get to so make sure you are ready.  If you need to talk to someone make sure to go talk.  If and when you get your money make sure to remember it may look like a lot of money, but pay your bills first.  Get caught up and make sure you owe nothing.  Your lawyers have worked hard to get you that money so your life is not turned upside down.  So, get it back on track first thing. For yourself and your future.

When life knocks you down make sure to try and keep your head up.  Find people that will help you step by step and keep you in on the loop so you know what’s happening.  I have been there and I got out of it you can too.

zooballoos

There is nothing my little guy loves more than animals and balloons.  So when I saw Zooballoos I knew my son would love them.  As you can see from our video he had a blast.  Of course I keep on calling them Zoo Balloons because that what my son keep on saying but they are Zooballoos.  Its funny how we can know the word or name for something and still get it in our head that it is something else .lol

Zooballoos came in these cute hear or circle stands.  When you ope them up you not only get the list of what can be inside , but the surprises continue with a purple bag.  Inside the bag will be your new little friend and a balloon that inflates its self when you smack it.


Once you hit the balloon the balloon inflates and pops out with confetti.  If you are looking for a cute surprise toy for their Easter Basket you can not go wrong with Zooballoos.

My son had a blast with them. You can find them at Walmart and Target.

We got Zooballoos for free I was not required to do a review but how could I not they are awesome.