Leap! for FOOTLOOSE!

I’ve partnered with Bloggin’ Mamas for this social good campaign. I may receive movie-related promotional items or experiences; but all opinions expressed are my own and no monetary compensation was received.

In support of the home entertainment release of the heartwarming animated family adventure, Leap!, Lionsgate has partnered with the non-profit organization, FOOTLOOSE, to gather donations of new and gently used dance shoes to help aspiring dancers in need. On November 16th, from 6p-8p PST, Lionsgate will be hosting an event in which they will be presenting FOOTLOOSE with the shoe donations. I wanted to help support this social good project, by encouraging donations from my readers. If you have new or gently used dance shoes you are willing to donate, you’ll find the address to send them to below. You can also follow along the donation event on social media via #LeapMovie and #LeapForFootloose

Continue reading

Sharing is Caring!

Check your car seats before your next road trip

Planning a road trip for the holidays? If you are anything like me there’s an array of things you need to do to get ready. Checking weather to make sure you pack all the right clothes, PACK! Let’s face it, most moms end up packing for everyone in the family! But even when you have checked everything there’s some incredibly important things you might not think of right away but that definitely need to be on your list of things to do before you head out.

Continue reading

Sharing is Caring!

AIP Pumpkin Spice Scones & Maple glaze

Following AIP can be difficult, especially during the holidays. There’s so much temptation and yummy things everywhere but are they worth the tummyache? Or all the crazy, super serious symptoms that might come with falling off the AIP wagon. So on my search for yummy recipes that won’t make me sick for a week, I did some trial and error with my favorite scone recipe, and to my surprise these came out delicious!!!!

Continue reading

Sharing is Caring!

FREE 14-DAY MEMBERSHIP of Nature Box

NatureBox is a monthly membership that provides members savings of up to 40% on hundreds of carefully sourced and nutritionist-approved snacks. Members can order an unlimited variety of over 100 wholesome snacks with no artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors. Snacking has never been so deliciously fun and naturally easy.

Continue reading

Sharing is Caring!

Disney•Pixar’s COCO – New Clip & Featuret te_Now_Available!!!

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Continue reading

Sharing is Caring!

2017 DAY OUT WITH THOMAS @ Burnet TX

O.M.G guys! My kids have all been obssed with Thomas the tank engine for the longest time, and now it’s my 4 year olds turn! He adores playing with the trains and tracks and watching all the movies and episode. So I am so excited to let you know we will be attending the 2017 DAY OUT WITH THOMAS in Burnet TX!!! and you can win tickets for your family too!

Continue reading

Sharing is Caring!

Need Urgent care but don’t want to pay ER prizes?

We’ve all been there, an emergency that’s not a true emergency, a constant cough that all of a sudden doesn’t let  you sleep, on a Friday night. Life happens, things happen and if your life is anything like mine they always seem to happen on the weekends or after hours. And after a few close calls I know I’m not the only one that doesn’t want to pay $500 only to pick up some new germs from an emergency room. Not only that, I have taking up space and precious time from people who actually have emergencies.

Continue reading

Sharing is Caring!

KA by Cirque du Soleil Review

The arts are such an important and fulfilling part of people’s lives, good art changes peoples perceptions, opens our minds and helps us discover and travel without leaving our seats. It’s food for our souls, nourishing parts of your spirit, heart and even your brain you don’t know how to until you experience them. Art makes us think more deeply, strive more intently, and feel joy more profoundly.

When we were planning our trip to Las Vegas, we knew we wanted to see a show, but which one? Like so many things in Vegas, there’s an incredible abundance of options and truly something for everyone, no matter your tastes or inclinations. I knew we had to go to a Cirque du Soleil show. And after a quick search, it had to be KA!

Cirque du Soleil shows are notorious for their amazing acrobatics, mind binding stages and effects, cultural inclusive story lines and they pioneered the animal free concept to an extremely cruel field. And KA did not disappoint.

We started by attending the open house they offer, which is a great thing to do if you’re on the fence about attending a show. It is free and nothing short of amazing. The guided tour shows elements of the show you would miss otherwise, like the tons of sand they use every night, an explanation on the story line, the amazingness of the theater when it’s not completely full and you get to hear lots of interesting details and learn what makes KA once of a kind. Guests of all ages are welcome. (free things to do with kids in Vegas!)  Each tour lasts 20-30 minutes.

The lobby features original costumes used on the show, allowing you to check out every intricate detail you wouldn’t notice from stage. There’s also a huge, colorful dragon originally a prop in Zaia, a Cirque du Soleil show from Macau, China, which was mended and given new life to welcome everyone to KA.  Also in the lobby is one of the world’s largest Earth Harp, created by William Close, and it is played by two musicians before every performance of KA.

Here are some incredible facts we learned:

    •  KA is the first Cirque du Soleil show to have a cohesive storyline.
    • Throughout the show they use a rotating stage, that is reactive to touch, like a giant iPad. One of the techs even gave us a demo.
    • They have the highest choreographed fall at 70 feet.
    • KA has more than 10,000 costume pieces, including shoes.
    • There are 74 artists in KA including eight musicians.
    • The “sand” in the show is made out of granulated cork, because regular sand would obviously be too slippery
    • The entire production budget for KA was $165 million and approximately $1 million of that went into designing the theater.

Excited after the open house,we arrived 30 minutes early that evening, to account to the lines and make sure we didn’t miss the musicians playing the gigantic harp. Once we entered the theater, performers were greating everyone without breaking character for a even a second, it gave the experience an amazing feeling, like we were actually part of the show.

Once the lights came off we got a pretty cool and funny reminder to enjoy the show and not the pictures or video. The performances were both thrilling and touching. Some moments left us on the edge of our seats and gasping at the seeming danger and amazing skill of the performers. KA is by far the best show we’ve ever watched. I hope all these details and amazing facts help you decide and make you check it out. KA will never tour, because of their amazing stage this just wouldn’t be possible, so make sure you catch it before it’s gone.

Disclosure: I was invited to attend both the KA open house and the show as their guest. All opinions are my own.


Sharing is Caring!