Kids Craft: Crystal Garden


Kids Craft Crystal Garden

Summer vacation is a great time for children’s crafts, and with Epsom salt there are endless, affordable options. Whether you have a budding scientist or an artsy child, growing a crystal garden is an easy activity that will preoccupy young minds!

Supplies:

Epsom salt
Hot water
Spoon
Food coloring (optional)
Glass cup or bowl

Instructions:

Pour ½ cup of Epsom Salt into glass bowl.
Heat ½ cup of water until nearly boiling.
Quickly pour boiling water into glass bowl. Stir Epsom salt and water for 1-2 minutes.
Add 1-2 drops of food coloring.
Stir it up!
Refrigerate overnight.
Check mixture to see if crystals have formed.
Display your crystal garden!

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July 26, 2016 – 1:18 PM - | Posted in Crafts & Games, kids crafts | No Comments »

Make-A-Wish / ESPN Team Up For 10th Anniversary of the “My Wish” Series


PHOENIX (July 18, 2016) – Ten years and more than 50 wishes later, Make-A-Wish and ESPN celebrate the 10th anniversary of the My Wish series on SportsCenter. The series, which started in 2006, showcases the life-changing interactions that take place when athletes grant the one true wish for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

From international icons and gold medalists to hall of famers and MVPs, the series has documented wish kids meeting some of the most distinguished athletes of all time. This summer will be no different as new, inspirational stories will be shown on SportsCenter throughout the week of July 17. In addition, to commemorate the 10th anniversary, ESPN will launch a special website, espn.com/mywish, for an in depth look at the impact the series – and the wishes – have had on the athletes, wish families and communities involved throughout the last decade.

The series kicked off on Sunday, July 17, with a special piece developed specifically for the 10th anniversary. Then, each night from July 18-21, SportsCenter will reveal a different, life-changing wish experience, culminating in a compilation feature on July 22. Athletes featured in this year’s series include: NBA champion and two-time league MVP Steph Curry, three-time NFL defensive player of the year JJ Watt, the 2015 World Cup champion U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and 2015 National League MVP and three-time MLB All-Star Bryce Harper.

As he has in every prior year, Emmy-award winning reporter Chris Connelly will once again lend his incredible knack for storytelling to the series as the correspondent.

“Every year, we witness how sick kids internalize the toughness and determination that professional athletes display on a nightly basis,” said Connelly. “When wish kids meet their favorite athletes and teams, they are empowered to stay strong and positive no matter what health obstacles come their way.”

“The ‘My Wish’ series gives the public a glimpse into the life-altering wish experiences that take place on average every 35 minutes somewhere in the country,” said David Williams, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. “We know these wishes forever change the wish kids and families involved, and they would not be possible without the generosity of donors and supporters like ESPN.”

Make-A-Wish extends its thanks to Disney and ESPN for their support of the “My Wish” series, and for their help in creating these incredible wish experiences. Beyond assisting with this year’s series, Disney – which owns ESPN – has been a steadfast friend of Make-A-Wish for 36 years and has helped the organization grant more than 100,000 Disney-related wishes, including the first official wish in 1980.

For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit wish.org.

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July 18, 2016 – 2:35 PM - | Posted in promotions | No Comments »

Smackdown moves to TUESDAYS and is now LIVE on USA Network #WWEMoms


Smackdown Live Tuesdays on USA

This Tuesday July 19th SMACKDOWN will be LIVE on air on the USA Network!! It’s not just a one time event either, this is where Smackdown is moving to permanently. Tuesday’s every week beginning July 19 from 8-10pm ET you’ll be able to watch Smackdown LIVE on USA Network.

This means that USA Network will now offer five hours of LIVE WWE programming a week!! This includes WWE Monday Night Raw (Mondays from 8-11pm ET) and now Smackdown (Tuesdays from 8-10pm ET). Each show will feature different superstars and unique storylines with their own dedicated writing team.

Bringing Smackdown to a live format brings a new level of excitement to those watching LIVE on television, but also for those fans attending the shows live themselves.

Sasha Banks Draft Pick Xavier Woods Draft Pick

This coming Tuesday July 19th will be the very FIRST Smackdown LIVE televised show, and this also will include the very first LIVE WWE Draft so we find out which shows some of our favorite superstars will be placed on. Will some tag teams break up and be spread around Raw and Smackdown or will they stay together? Will the champ Dean Ambrose stay on RAW or be moved over to Smackdown? Will any of the champions stay where they are or move to a new show? Will there be a possibility of a new championship belt so there is one on each brand?

Questions as fans we all have! We’ll find out what the future holds for both RAW and SMACKDOWN this Tuesday July 19th at 8pm ET LIVE on USA Network.

I have been compensated for this post as I participate in the WWEmoms campaign – all opinions expressed here are my own.
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July 18, 2016 – 1:53 PM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, WWE | No Comments »

New to reviewing? Start here!


I started reviewing products as something fun to do on the side. I never thought it would be as addicting as it really is! WARNING!!!! Once you start you won’t be able to stop! ( I’m not kidding). One of the most important steps to becoming an active product reviewer is to have AMAZON PRIME. Most groups require you to have a prime account where you submit all your reviews. The easiest way to start out–if you’re new to all this– is on the Blue Ribbons Review Website.

This website offers many products at greatly discounted prices in exchange for an honest review on Amazon. The best part– no waiting for codes. You sign up with an email or Facebook and can get started reviewing right away. Once you complete the registration process all you do is go to the dashboard and click the product you are interested in, where it says “see details.” Make sure to pay attention to the type of review that is required (some are well-written, while others require photos or videos). Scroll down and click the green “send request” button. Almost instantly it will give you a one-time promotional code and a link to purchase the item on Amazon. Add the item to your cart and go to checkout. Paste your promo code into the promotional code/gift card box during checkout and hit “apply.” Finish the checkout process and Viola! You’ve purchased your first review item!

Typically, you need to wait at least 5 days after receiving the product to review it.  The other great thing about starting out with Blue Ribbons is that when you do write your review it will automatically update to your account. So no messing with permalinks yet.

The products offered on Blue Ribbons range from cooking utensils to handmade instruments to baby items and jewelry. There are always so many products to choose from. In the beginning you can opt into only four products at a time. Once you have done six (if I remember right) successful reviews you can start reviewing more at once.

Here are just some examples of products offered on the website:

Blue Ribbons Amazon Reviews

 

Blue Ribbons Amazon Reviews

Blue Ribbons also has a Facebook page that offers more products, but you have to opt in and hope to be chosen for a code.

Guest Post By: CKREVIEWBLOG

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July 3, 2016 – 1:54 PM - | Posted in Reviews | No Comments »

Kawaii Box Review and Giveaway


Kawaii Box

One thing we love in our family is subscription boxes. It’s fun to get a surprise in the mail every month, you never know what you’re going to be surprised with.

Recently we were sent a Kawaii Box. My girls are big into Japanese culture, anime and candy. So they were pretty excited about checking out the Kawaii Box.

Check out the unboxing below with the help of my girls and their friend….

Kawaii = anything cute! The products in the box were loved by all 3 of the girls, and they’d love to get more each month, they’re hooked!

To get your subscription or to find out more about the Kawaii subscription box, visit their website at kawaiibox.com. Each Kawaii Box runs $19/month with FREE shipping worldwide.

Interested in checking out the Kawaii Box before buying? Check out the giveaway widget below to enter to win your own Kawaii Box.

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June 29, 2016 – 11:53 AM - | Posted in Giveaways, Reviews | No Comments »
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