August 22, 2014

Hot News at The Wigwam

Designated as a "Historic Hotel of America,” The Wigwam is an iconic Arizona landmark and AAA Four-Diamond resort located in the affluent community of Litchfield Park, just 15 miles west of downtown Phoenix. In operation for more than 80 years, the property is rich in history. The Wigwam’s beginnings date back to 1918 when the resort was first built as a quaint gathering place for the Ohio-based executives of Goodyear Tire & Rubber who discovered the West Valley of Phoenix as a prime location to grow cotton for rubber production.

Today, The Wigwam spans over 440 acres on an estate-like setting and features 331 casita-style guest rooms, including 72 suites, crafted from distinctive adobe architecture. The resort offers 54 holes of championship golf, the 26,000-square-foot Red Door Spa, four pools with two twisting water slides, and seven restaurants and bars. The Wigwam invites guests to create new traditions and lasting memories by participating in a variety of activities from morning nature walks to cooking classes, wine tasting events, ice skating and more.

RENOVATION
The Wigwam recently put the finishing touches on a $16 million, multi-phase renovation that maintains its character, rich in Arizona history, while getting an updated look. The resort’s new interior design scheme features comfortable, contemporary Southwest charm based on a warm desert color palette and motifs. As the site of the original property, the spacious new lobby pays homage to the resort’s storied past with historic photography, original hardwood floors and Arizona artifacts. The new pool complex features both adult and family areas, while the new restaurants and bars offer al fresco dining and entertaining areas. Groups and meetings have a variety of new social areas and event lawns to choose from. The updated guestrooms feature custom-made furnishings with rich cherry wood tones, an elegant console with a state-of-the-art LCD television, and renovated bathrooms with all new granite top vanities, luxurious glass-enclosed showers, new fixtures, and decorative amenities.

CULINARY WINEMAKER DINNERS
Sip and savor at The Wigwam during the intimate “Winemaker Dinner Series” featuring an exclusive four-course dinner presented by Executive Chef Rich Hinojosa, a certified second level sommelier. Each dinner begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by a special menu Chef creates to expertly pair and complement each wine served. Guests have the opportunity to interact with Chef Hinojosa and a winery representative throughout the evening and gain insight on the art of pairing food and wine. The cost of the event is $69-$99 as it varies per winery. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 623-935-3811. Wine down with room rates starting at $99-$199 per night depending on the season with promo code WINEDINNER (subject to availability, blackout dates apply). 

Upcoming wine dinners include:
  • Sept. 19, 2014 – Trefethen Family Vineyards
  • Oct. 17 & 18, 2014 – ZD Winery
  • Nov. 21 & 22, 2014 – Newton Vineyards
  • Dec. 19 & 20, 2014 – Chandon Champagne
  • Jan. 16 & 17, 2015 – Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars
  • Feb. 20 & 21, 2015 – Nickel & Nickel and Enroute Wineries
  • March 20 & 21, 2015 – Caymus Vineyards
  • April 17 & 18, 2015 – Heitz Cellar
NEWLY REVAMPED F&B PROGRAM
Paying tribute to the roots of the farming community of Litchfield Park where The Wigwam is located, Executive Chef Rich Hinojosa planted his own onsite garden and works with nearby growers and purveyors to provide locally sourced farm-to-table fare. Phoenix area farms, dairies, mills, and artisans include Hayden Mills, Fossil Creek Creamery, Crow’s Dairy, Hickman Family Farms, Cedar River Farms, Gina’s Homemade, JH Grass Fed, Queen Creek Olive Mill, Stern Produce, Litchfield’s Garden, and the resort’s own garden. As part of The Wigwam’s $16 million property-wide renovation, major efforts were focused on the reconceptualization of the food and beverage program.

Updated offerings include:
  • Litchfield’s made its debut in early 2011 as the resort’s signature restaurant and is named after Paul W. Litchfield, then Goodyear Tire & Rubber Executive and founder of Litchfield Park. The restaurant pays tribute to the local farming community with a menu crafted from farm-to-table cuisine featuring locally sourced produce.  Guests have the option to choose their setting – intimate tables, al fresco dining at a cozy corner table on the patio or interactive counter seating in the bar – and settle in with favorites such as Mesquite Glazed Arizona Chicken and House Made Queso Blanco Tamale. The restaurant was honored with the 2014 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine.
  • Red’s Bar & Grill is named for Wigwam Golf Club’s beloved former golf professional of 42 years, Red Allen. Appropriately, this restaurant overlooks the arched palms and rolling greens of the historic Gold and Patriot Courses and offers timeless comfort foods such as soups, sandwiches, and burgers.
  • The Wigwam Bar serves grab-and-go breakfast, small plates for lunch and dinner, and features a full indoor/outdoor bar overlooking two new, custom built regulation masonry Bocce Courts as well as volleyball, ping pong, and cornhole.
  • Tower Bar & Grill offers light lunch and refreshing drinks poolside at the Lodge Pool.
  • In-room dining is available is available 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6:00 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.
FAMILY FUN
Families have been creating memories at The Wigwam for decades and the fun continues with interactive family friendly activities for kids of all ages. Children enjoy barreling down dual 25-foot water slides and have a splashing good time with seasonal water activities like underwater treasure hunts, frozen duck races, Pirate & Princess PJ Party, “winter fun” in the summer with ice cube floating races to keep cool and much more. Adults can unwind with live entertainment, happy hour, golf, spa and a variety of dining options. Families enjoy testing their skills with games of cornhole, Bocce, ping pong and volleyball. Holidays bring an outdoor synthetic ice skating rink, tree lighting, breakfast with Santa, Christmas carolers, stories with Elf on the Shelf and other festive activities to celebrate the season.

For more information, visit The Wigwam.

August 21, 2014

Orkin Fact or Fake Blog App and Back-to-School Prize Pack Giveaway #OrkinMan

“Daddy longlegs are poisonous.”
“Mosquitoes prefer adults over children.”
“Ants can survive underwater.”
You’ve heard the myths about bugs before. Do you know what’s fact and what’s fake?
Take Orkin’s Scientific Fact or Scientific Fake™ Quiz to test your knowledge, and be sure to watch every clip for the scoop on these infamous bug myths.
Orkin uses the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop a treatment that's right for your home and your needs. To learn more about pest control that's based in science or to schedule an inspection, visit orkin.com or call (844) 503-8251.

Also, check out the fun Orkin Fact or Fake Blog App below where you can take the Scientific Fact or Scientific Fake Quiz to test your knowledge, and also watch every episode of Scientific Fact or Scientific Fake and find out the answers to these age-old bug myths.

Win: One lucky winner will receive an Orkin Scientific Back-to-School PRIZE PACK which includes:
  • Clip-on Fisheye Lens (iPhone, Galaxy, Android compatible) 
  • Orkin On-the-Go Drink Tumbler 
  • Orkin Drawstring Bag 
  • Orkin “Field Notes” Notebook w/ Pen


  • To enter, comment on something you've often heard about bugs.
  • You’ll get one extra entry each if you do any of the following (be sure to leave a comment for each “entry”):
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  • The deadline for entries is August 28, 2014 11:59pm HST.
  • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, eighteen (18) years of age or older. Void where prohibited by law. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.  
  • If you submitted an eligible entry and it is chosen by random.org as the winner*, you will be notified via email on or about August 29, 2014 (make sure your email address is in your profile or comment and be sure to check your junk/spam, etc. folders) and will have 3 days to respond.
  • *Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Orkin Fact or Fake School Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
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August 20, 2014

Spartan Race World Championship and Cruise + Free Race Giveaway

This past weekend the Spartan Race Hawaii Trifecta took place on Oahu, and many more races are scheduled to take place around the country, including the World Championship.

On September 20th, the 2014 Spartan Race World Championship will take place in Killington, Vermont, and you can find out more about this race here.



On March 6-9, 2015, you can join the very first Spartan Cruise!  Participants will be taken on a cruise liner from the Port of Miami to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas for a first of it's kind Spartan Sprint, with a $50,000 prize pool for elite racers!  For more information on the cruise, click here.

You can also enter the Reebok Spartan Race Spartan Cruise Sweepstakes! No purchase necessary. Open to US residents only. Winner will receive a trip for two including airfare, a 3 day Spartan Cruise, and an entry into the ultimate tropical island Spartan Race! Click here to enter


Are you ready to conquer your obstacles?

You can get 10% off of any race with code SPARTANBLOGGER.

And check out Hawaii Mom Blog where one lucky winner will receive a code for a free race good for a 2014 Spartan Race in an open heat (non-confirmed start time) in the continental US.

Ramada Maingate at the Park - Bigger and Better!

I have stayed at the Ramada Maingate at the Park twice before during trips to Disneyland.

The free continental breakfasts, free parking, free WiFi, and close proximity to Disneyland are just a few of the reasons why the Ramada Maingate at the Park is an ideal hotel for us.

We are planning another trip to Disneyland, and I was excited to find out that the Ramada Maingate at the Park just keeps getting bigger and better!

Last year they completed a new 4-story building, which houses 2 Queen Bed Superior Rooms, along with 2- and 3-room Suites (perfect for those large family Disneyland vacations!).







They are currently working on another new 4-story building at the front of the hotel, which is scheduleded to open in the Summer of 2015. This new building will house a brand new lobby, new guestrooms, a new breakfast room, new retail outlets, and even a rooftop deck!

I can't wait to check out the new building on my next visit to Disneyland!

August 19, 2014

Waxelene Lip Tube Review


Disclosure: A complimentary sample was provided for review purposes.


I go through a lot of lip balms, but I have never used a lip balm as versatile as Waxelene.

Made from no petroleum jelly, but instead just four ingredients - organic soy oil, naturally moisturizing beeswax, organic rosemary oil, and natural Vitamin E oil - Waxelene works great as a lip balm.  I've been using it daily - not only on my lips, but also on dry spots on my hands (from all that dishwashing!), as well as rough spots on my heels.  

Just a tiny squeeze of Waxelene goes a long way.  Waxelene keeps my lips moisturized and really helps with the dry and rough spots on my skin without feeling greasy.

There are numerous other uses for Waxelene, which you can read about here

The small tube (.25oz) makes it the perfect size for toting in your purse or carrying onboard with you when you travel.  

Who knew a lip balm could be so versatile?

Waxelene products can be purchased online at https://waxelene.com/store (SRP $3.99) or at various other retailers nationwide.

August 17, 2014

LeapFrog Letter Factory Adventures: Counting on Lemonade DVD Giveaway


Turn lemons into learning fun when the latest installment from the number one education-based franchise, LeapFrog Letter Factory Adventures: Counting On Lemonade, arrives on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View September 9th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment and leader in educational entertainment, LeapFrog Enterprises. The exciting all-new CGI animated story stars the next generation of lovable frog characters made famous in the highly-acclaimed and award-winning original Letter Factory DVDs, and features a lot of fun and learning along the way.

Tad, Lily, Leap and friends stir up lots of learning fun when they decide to sell lemonade and use their earnings to buy new books for the library. With the help of Cousin Toad, Matilda, Quigley and Burfder, the twins apply their new skills in counting, addition and subtraction to their new venture of making the most delicious lemonade ever!

Teaching early math skills and problem solving for preschoolers to first graders, LeapFrog Letter Factory Adventures: Counting On Lemonade focuses on counting to 20, addition and subtraction, and features three all-new original learning songs, plus curriculum commentary for parents. Timed to back-to-school season and the release of new Letter Factory Adventures LeapFrog products, The Letter Factory Adventures: Counting On Lemonade DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

LEARNING CURRICULUM
·       Counting to 20·       Addition·       Subtraction

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
·       Sing-a-long Videos
·       Curriculum Commentary for Parents
*Subject to change

Win: One lucky winner will receive a copy of LeapFrog Letter Factory Adventures: Counting on Lemonade DVD!

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August 13, 2014

Chief's Luau Review

Chief's Luau, led by Chief Sielu Avea, is set on the grounds of Sea Life Park.

Upon arrival we participated in some of the activities, which included tattoo art, spear throwing, fire-making, and more.

Before dinner Chief Sielu spoke about the Hawaiian Imu, in which a pig had been cooking, and was eventually unveiled.

I thought the food was great (you can click here for the menu; my faves were the Chicken Yakitori with Teriyaki Sauce and Kalua Pork), and although the Pineapple Cake was delicious, I wish there were more dessert options!


The Chief's Journey Through the Polynesian Islands Show was my favorite part of the luau.


We watched a number of performances representing the different Polynesian islands (you can watch a quick video of one of the performances on our Facebook page here).

I thought it was hilarious when guests were brought on stage to dance.  Chief Sielu really knows how to work the crowd.

The fireknife dancers were amazing (you can view a video of the dancers from my Instagram account here).

Our family had a wonderful time at Chief's Luau.  

I personally thought Chief Sielu stole the show.  Not only is he a great performer, musician, and fireknife dancer, but he is quite the comedian.  Although his humor is intended for adults, he was extremely funny and all night I heard laughs from the audience.

A gorgeous setting, fun activities, great food, and a very entertaining show - what more could you want from a luau? 

Chief's Luau
41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy
Waimanalo, HI 96795
(877) 357-2480

Click here for pricing information; Kama`aina rates available.  Parking is $5. 

Thank you to Chief's Luau for providing a discount.

August 11, 2014

Bobo's Oat Bars Review

Disclosure: Complimentary samples were provided for review purposes.



Whenever I go shopping for snacks for my kids, I often try to look for snacks made with organic or natural ingredients. However, so many times when I do buy these types of snacks, my kids end up not eating them because they don't like the taste.

When I received samples of Bobo's Oat Bars, which are made with NON-GMO, natural, and organic ingredients, my kids were eager to try them out, and I was just as eager to see how they'd taste - and more importantly, if my kids would like the taste.
The bars are quite dense - packed full of oats and other natural and organic ingredients, and they are not dried out, but instead moist and chewy.

I love that there are no additives and artificial sweeteners in the bars.

As for the taste - they are really delicious! The bars have just the right amount of sweetness. I had a taste of the bars, and my favorite was the Peanut Butter & Jelly - which is gluten-free! My kids enjoyed the Peanut Butter & Jelly as well, along with the Coconut.

The bars are generously-sized, so it's easy for little ones to be satisfied on just half a bar. 

Bobo's Oat Bars recently launched Bob's Bites, available in three flavors - Original, PB&J and Apple Pie – perfect for those who want the same satisfying snack in a smaller size.

Bobo's Oat Bars are a delicious snack, and I'm sure my kids can't wait to try other flavors!

To find a retailer near you, click here: http://bobosoatbars.com/store-locator/.

August 6, 2014

First Things First Family Prize Pack Giveaway

First Things First (FTF) is an award winning not-for-profit organization based in Chattanooga, Tennessee dedicated to strengthening families.
FTF is a resource that collaborates with and is supported by a broad cross-section of community organizations, groups and individuals.
FTF accomplishes it mission through meaningful media messaging and skill building classes.
Did you know:
• 24 million children are growing up in homes without their biological fathers.
• Only 30% of divorces are due to infidelity, addiction or abuse, 70% of divorces are due to couples feeling disconnected.
• Couples who manage to devote time specifically to one another at least once a week are markedly more likely to enjoy high-quality relationships and lower divorce rates, compared to couples who do not devote as much couple time to one another.
• Fathers provide unique benefits to their daughters through their active and positive presence from the time of birth all the way through adulthood.
First Things First offers a lot of helpful and insightful videos regarding relationships.  The video below, Lost in Translation, highlights the importance of communication in a relationship.  It's something that I personally think is critical for a relationship to work, and something my husband and I try really hard to work on.  
Visit First Things First for more helpful videos and further information.


Win:  One lucky winner will receive a First Things First Family Prize Pack which consists of His and Hers Moonpie Large T-Shirts and 2 boxes of Single Decker Moon Pies.

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***

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  • You’ll get one extra entry each if you do any of the following (be sure to leave a comment for each “entry”):
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  • The deadline for entries is August 20, 2014 11:59pm HST.
  • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, eighteen (18) years of age or older. Void where prohibited by law. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.  
  • If you submitted an eligible entry and it is chosen by random.org as the winner*, you will be notified via email on or about August 21, 2014 (make sure your email address is in your profile or comment and be sure to check your junk/spam, etc. folders) and will have 3 days to respond.
  • *Each household is only eligible to win One (1) First Things First Moon Pie Prize Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. 
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August 4, 2014

$50 AMEX GC Giveaway on Hawaii Mom Blog

In celebration of my blogiversary at Hawaii Mom Blog, I'm giving away a $50 AMEX GC!

Be sure to visit and enter!

Juggle Bubbles Review

Disclosure: Complimentary product was received for review purposes.


My kids keep seeing the commercial for Juggle Bubbles on TV, so we were all very eager to try it when we received our very own kit.

The kit comes with a bubble tray, bubble blower, bubble solution, and one pair of magic gloves.
We first tried the Juggle Bubbles outdoors, but didn't have much luck because even the slightest wind makes it hard to juggle any bubbles.  However, my kids did have fun chasing around the bubbles in the yard and picking them up off the grass (they usually don't pop - even on grass!).
Indoors, however, we had much better luck. My kids were excited to juggle the bubbles around, and when the bubbles would eventually pop they thought it was pretty funny.


I had a hard time recording video of my son juggling the bubbles since he moved around so much, so I recorded my husband doing some juggling:

video
Overall the kids had a fun time playing with the bubbles (they had just as much fun juggling them as they did chasing after them and popping them). Just be sure to use them indoors for optimal juggling!

Juggle Bubbles can be purchased for $10.00 plus shipping and handling and are available at www.jugglebubbles.com.

August 1, 2014

Longs Drugs Extra Care Savings & Rewards Program and $25 Gift Card Giveaway

To me, Longs Drugs is synonmous with convenience and great deals.  When it comes to shopping for food, beauty products, school supplies, and more, Longs Drugs offers some of the best deals in town.  With the ExtraCare Savings and Rewards program, shoppers can save even more!   

Here are a few simple ways Longs Customers can start saving right away:

-          Earn 2% back- Just by using an ExtraCare card when they shop, Longs customers will earn 2% back on all purchases. This money is paid out to ExtraCare members quarterly in the form of ExtraBucks Rewards, which are like free Longs Drugs money that can be used to purchase most things in-store.
-          ExtraCare Coupon Centers- Customers can visit the ExtraCare Coupon Center before they shop to receive personalized coupons on the items they buy the most! Sometimes there are even exclusive deals for free products. Making the ExtraCare Coupon Center your first stop every time you shop at Longs Drugs can help you save even more.
-          More savings by email- Customers can even sign up to receive special coupons and offers via email. From there, ExtraCare cardholders can send these offers to their cards digitally, eliminating the need to print or carry paper coupons. It’s a convenient, hassle-free way to save even more.

Win: One lucky winner will receive a $25 Longs Drugs Gift Card!

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***
Congratulations to Elena!

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  • If you submitted an eligible entry and it is chosen by random.org as the winner, you will be notified via email on or about August 16, 2014 (make sure your email address is in your profile or comment and be sure to check your junk/spam, etc. folders) and will have 3 days to respond.
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July 31, 2014

What's for Supper: 5-Ingredient Weeknight Meals Review and Giveaway


Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy for review purposes.



When it comes to recipes, I personally prefer those with less ingredients. The fewer the better! Which is why I knew I'd love Southern Living's What's for Supper: 5-Ingredient Weeknight Meals by Vanessa McNeil Rocchio (SRP $19.95).

About the book:
Faced with the daily challenge of cooking healthy, affordable, and quick meals for your family is reason enough to head to the take-out menus, but WHAT’S FOR SUPPER: 5-Ingredient Weeknight Meals will have you saving both time and money. Drawing upon the brand’s legacy and expertise, the book shows home cooks how to make family-friendly meals such as Ginger Pork Chops with Grilled Peach Relish, Smoked Salmon with Goat Cheese and Asparagus Frittata, Sausage with Kale Grits, and Molten Hazelnut Brownies.

WHAT’S FOR SUPPER: 5-Ingredient Weeknight Meals is much more than a compilation of easy recipes – it’s an indispensable tool for seasoned cooks and novices alike. It teaches you how to stock your pantry with basics, such as a variety of oils, vinegars, and condiments for flavorful, fast cooking. The tips for time-saving and equipping your kitchen will give you huge advantages when that six o’ clock crunch time rolls around.

In less time than it takes to order-in delivery or drive to the closest fast food joint, these made-from-scratch meals will be on the table. The recipes are Southern Living Test Kitchen-approved, and they’re guaranteed to be as easy as a quick stop to the grocery store, grabbing 5 simple ingredients and within 30-minutes enjoying a gourmet supper with your family.


I couldn't wait to try out the recipes, and the first recipe I tried was a dessert (of course!).

I made Vanilla Wafer Sandwich Bites, and the recipe contained only 3 ingredients - vanilla wafers, peanut butter, and a baking bar.  However, because I didn't have a baking bar on hand, I simply used chocolate chips and coconut oil instead, and the end result was still delicious.

Vanilla Wafer Sandwich Bites
Because I LOVE breakfast, I decided to make the Bacon and Eggs Bread Pudding next.
Bacon and Eggs Bread Pudding

I actually made the dish for dinner, and it was hit.  Even my pickiest eater (my middle son) enjoyed it.

I love that the recipes are quite versatile (I added cheddar cheese to the bread pudding; next time I'll add some mushrooms), and I love that they are very easy.

I really enjoy all of the full-color photos in the recipe book, and I also think it's great that the because the recipes are simple, my kids can help out with a lot of them.

There are so many recipes I can't wait to try.

5-Ingredient Weeknight Meals is a great resource to have on hand to create quick and easy delicious dishes for the family!

Win: One lucky winner will receive a copy of What's for Supper: 5-Ingredient Weeknight Meals!

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***
Congratulations to lilyk!

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  • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, eighteen (18) years of age or older. Void where prohibited by law. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.  
  • If you submitted an eligible entry and it is chosen by random.org as the winner, you will be notified via email on or about August 15, 2014 (make sure your email address is in your profile or comment and be sure to check your junk/spam, etc. folders) and will have 3 days to respond.
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July 30, 2014

Peppa Pig: The Balloon Ride DVD Review and Giveaway

Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of the DVD for review purposes.


Peppa Pig, the hit preschool series from Nick Jr., is taking kids entertainment to new heights with the all-new adventure-packed DVD release, Peppa Pig: The Balloon Ride soaring into retail stores nationwide, August 12, 2014 from Entertainment One. The DVD ($14.98 SRP) features 12 episodes filled with the wholesome family entertainment and gentle humor that has preschoolers and parents everywhere falling in love with this charming little piggy. Filled with lots of fun adventures, from a hot air balloon ride, to fun with painting, a new baby piggy, an exciting bicycle race, and of course jumping in muddy puddles, Peppa Pig: The Balloon Ride is sure to become a fan-favorite. 

DVD Episodes:
  • The Balloon Ride
  • The Cycle Ride
  • Whistling
  • George’s Birthday
  • Ice Skating
  • Painting
  • The Baby Piggy
  • Very Hot Day
  • Daddy’s Movie Camera
  • Dr. Hamster’s Tortoise
  • The New Car
  • George Catches A Cold

My kids LOVE Peppa Pig.  I always catch them saying Peppa Pig phrases in everyday conversation, or imitating their favorite characters, so when we watched Peppa Pig: The Balloon Ride DVD, they excitedly recited things the characters would say, and eagerly told of what would happen in each episode.

My youngest loved George's Birthday, especially when seeing the fun surprise that Daddy Pig had outside for him.

My oldest loved Daddy's Movie Camera, and thought how funny it was when Peppa was being recorded, and my middle son's favorite episode was Very Hot Day, in which all the mud puddles dried up, so Peppa and George had to find somewhere else to splash.

If you're child is a Peppa Pig fan, this DVD is a must for your collection!

You can also download Peppa Pig Activity Sheets here.



Win: One lucky winner will receive a copy of Peppa Pig: The Balloon Ride!

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July 28, 2014

Back to School with BIC Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I received complimentary products for review purposes.

I can't believe the summer is ending and my kids will be back in school this week.

Throughout the summer my kids practiced their writing, and over the past week they have been using BIC products for everything from writing stories, drawing, and playing on the iPad!

We were fortunate to receive several types of BIC products, including those from the BIC Kids Line.  

From top left clockwise: BIC MAGIC marker Brand Dry Erase Marker, BIC Kids Stylus, BIC Wite-Out Correction Tape, BIC 4-Color Metallic


About BIC Kids™
BIC Kids is the first line of children’s writing instruments in the U.S. designed specifically to help children learn to write. The products, which were designed with the help of teachers and other experts in the field, provide young students with a unique guiding line to direct finger placement and are ergonomically designed specifically for kids’ hands. Whether a righty or a lefty, young students will soon realize that writing is an exciting everyday adventure!

Products in the line include mechanical pencils, pens, and even a stylus!

My kids use the stylus often with our iPad, and the yellow guiding line ensures they always have a proper grip.

I personally love a lot of the BIC items, one of which is the BIC 4-Color Metallic Pen.  I love the barrel color, and being able to switch ink colors quickly and easily comes in very handy when I'm jotting things down in my planner!

We have several dry erase boards in our home, so the BIC MAGIC marker Brand Dry Erase Markers come in very handy.

The BIC Wite-Out also comes in very handy for the inevitable mistakes that occur when writing.

We encourage our kids to write daily, and the BIC products have definitely been put to good use.

BIC also launched a "Fight for Your Write" campaign, which encourages writing and stresses the benefits of writing.  You can find out more at  www.bicfightforyourwrite.com.

Win:  One lucky winner will receive a Back to School BIC Prize Pack!

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