Today we visited IPlay America, an indoor theme park in Freehold, NJ.
It’s definitely misleading from the outside as it sits in a strip mall and looks like any other storefront. Inside, it’s huge!
Inside it’s made to mimic an outdoor boardwalk with arcades, stands, and rides. It even has a boardwalk style floor.
The rides there aren’t for older kids, but my kids ages 5 and 9 had a good time and went on just about all of them although my 5 year old needed an adult to ride most of the rides with him so I had a ride wristband too. We had the iRide plus bands, which include the larger rides like go karts and coaster.
Some of the rides they enjoyed;
The skywalk was extra credits and not included with the ride passes. It’s 10 credits or $5 for kids under 42″ and they do the lower section. 20 credits or $10 for kids taller than 42″ and they go on the really high area. They get strapped in and follow the path with the bar for safety.
I wouldn’t recommend this for any child who may be scared of heights. My son got scared after the first beam and came right back down and they wouldn’t credit us back!
The bottom section is cute for very young kids, but there isn’t much to it.
The arcades are fun but unfortunately they do not let you win enough in my opinion. The grab claw games are almost pointless as they do not pick up the items at all.
The game selection is great and tons of things my kids enjoy. They won a little over 1,000 tickets and I like that they are loaded directly onto your point card. There isn’t much to choose from for prizes though, so we got a bunch of candy.
Overall, it’s a nice day out if you want to get out of the house and have that boardwalk feel when it’s not so nice weather out.
One of the best parts about iplay is yhe event area. There are many decent priced shows for all ages including concerts and dinners. I highly recommend visiting the event area if you have a chance!
Here are some upcoming shows;
Friday, March 23
Vic Latino’s 90’s Now – iPlay America’s Event Center Doors 7:00 PM – Start Time: 8:00 PM
Vic Latino, the triple threat of the radio industry, and iPlay America present the best 90’s show of 2018 with Vic Latino’s #90SNOW! Come see your favorite 90’s artists performing all of your favorite 90’s hits! Performances include La Bouche (Be My Lover, Sweet Dreams, Falling in Love), Rob Base (It Takes Two), Mad Stuntman (I Like to Move It), and Lucas Prata (And She Said, Ma Ya Hi-Numa Numa Song). General admission and VIP options available!
Saturday, March 24
Sonny the Bunny’s Colossal Carrot Adventure
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sonny the Bunny is back for his Fifth Annual Colossal Carrot Adventure! There will be FREE pictures with Sonny the Bunny, a bunny trail you can hop along to collect eggs filled with treats and prizes, and raffle prizes that include a Grand Prize of an iPlay America Birthday Party for the kids and one-Carat Diamond for the adults! Register now for this FREE event!
Saturday, March 24 VIB Breakfast with Sonny the Bunny
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Join us for our Fourth Annual VIB (Very Important Bunny) Breakfast with Sonny the Bunny! Enjoy a delicious hot breakfast buffet that includes an omelet station, assorted breakfast breads, yogurt and granola, pancakes, fresh fruit and more! While you are eating, Sonny the Bunny will walk around and visit with guests at their tables. Then, gather the whole family together for a picture with him taken by our professional photographer with a free digital download! We will also have tons of entertainment including Miss Sherri from Honey Child Music Academy, Neverland Balloon Artists, face painting and a photo booth with The Selfie Social! Afterwards, enjoy our FREE Sonny the Bunny Colossal Carrot Adventure, taking place inside the park from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
YOU WILL LOVE IPLAY AMERICA’S DINNER SHOW SERIES Sunday, March 11 – Sunday, April 8 – Sunday, May 20
Sunday, June 3 – Sunday, July 8 – Sunday, August 12 iPlay America’s Dinner Show Series – Event Center
Door Time: 4:00 PM – Start Time: 5:30 PM
iPlay America presents The 2018 Dinner Show Series! Enjoy great monthly live musical performances and a delicious dinner buffet! It’s a perfect night out!
November 2018 was the 2017 NYC Play Fair and I had to ride in style so #Mazda hooked me up with this hotrod to take on the voyage across state lines. Ok, ok.. it’s only a 45 minute trip into NYC depending on traffic but I wanted that “dramatic” feel haha! And boy did they hook me up!
I feel like I need to start by introducing you to the safety features of this fine beauty called the 2018 Mazda3.
As a mother of 2 boys, I live and breathe what is best for them and my family, and being that we are in and out of it alot, my car isn’t a choice I take lightly.
2018 Mazda Mazda3 Safety Features
- Driver Air Bag
- Passenger Air Bag
- Front Head Air Bag
- Rear Head Air Bag
- Front Side Air Bag
- 4-Wheel ABS
- 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
- Brake Assist
- Electronic Stability Control
- Daytime Running Lights
- Child Safety Locks
- Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
- Traction Control
- Blind Spot Monitor
- Cross-Traffic Alert
In addition to all of the important features listed above, you can turn on the car length guide that shows you if you’re tailgating the car in front of you which I find extremely useful. You know us NJ drivers need to get where we’re going quickly and sometimes don’t notice we are tailgating until our husband’s yell at us (LOL!).
The interior of the 2018 Mazda3 is breathtaking. They hit the nail on the head with this ivory and black combination interior… I mean just look at how stunning this looks. Would you believe the 2018 starts at just under 20K??
This model came with a sunroof which i l love to keep the window closed but the screen open. Makes November seem like Spring time letting the sun in… when there is sun…
The heated seats, both driver and passenger are a huge bonus and to top it off, a heated steering wheel! ALWAYS GO WITH THE HEATED STEERING WHEEL! You can thank me later.
The interface leaves a little to be desired in my opinion as they artyl haven’t gotten it right. It’s 2018 and there isn’t a standard navigation package in this model which I found a bit odd with how luxurious everything else was.
Alao, getting used to the center console controls takes a little but, but once you get used to it, it’s fine.
Now onto the exterior. What more can I say, such a stylish, family friendly vehicle that works it in all the right places.
Check out this beauty in pearl white with aluminum alloy rims, halogen lights and sleek windows. Did I mention the grill is A-Maz-ingly intimidating yet beautiful? Zoom-Zoom!
See for yourself what the fus is about…
The trunk folds down into the 2nd row for sects space if needed, but even without doing that I wad amazed at how easily I fit my weekly HUGE grocery trip into it no problem.
Do you own a Mazda? Let me know what you think down below!
*Disclaimer* I have received promotional products from Vitabath for review and for a fun giveaway for you!
Jeeper’s its January! That means I have any exclusive giveaway for you guys to start the new year off right!
I’ve partnered with myVitabath.com to offer you guys an awesome package of their goodies and have done some research for you to make sure you’re getting the best!
Anyone love LUSH products? Me too, I habe to stop in their store any time I’m at mall and test everything. I leave with my hands all glittery and discolored but hey, I smell great… one thing i hate about that store though is I always feel pressured to buy something at check out. Yes, their products are great, and I might be feeling crazy enough at yhe moment to drop $10 on a single rose infused petal displaying bath bomb, but you don’t have to shove the fresh cut soap bars down my throat when I’m checking out!
Well I’m here to tell you Vitabath isn’t LUSH, and you may not have heard about them since they don’t have a retail front at the mall (yet!) but it’s just as amazing. If not even more so because of the amazing benefits to your skin.
Their products not only smell amazing, but they are really good for your skin too. I mean REALLY GOOD, not just “LUSH” its all natural so its good, good. It’s all in the name. For instance one of the items in the giveaway is a personal favorite of mine. The Lavender Chamomile foaming bath bomb has vitamin A, B3, C, E, and Pro Vitamin B5 along with all the wonderful smells from lavender coconut and vanilla topped off with grape seed oils that smooth your skin.
They fizz and display pretty colors, and are pretty decent sized. The most amazing part is after you get out of your vitamin infused bath, you smell DELICIOUS! The smell really sticks on you and keeps the calming feeling going for a while (I Just got out of the bath and can’t stop sniffing my skin 😂).
The other package I received to review for you guys is the 6 pack of these awesome coconut bath fizz balls.
And guess what?! You can have them too! Enter below to win this fun prize pack until 1/17/2018.
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We are no strangers to Bookroo’s monthly subscription program. In fact, my son remembers how fun it was to unveil the books the last time he got a shipment, check out my previous post from a couple years back.
This is a great gift idea for little ones and older kids as well. They have board books as well as paperback and all are quality books worth every penny of the monthly fee you will be paying for them. The wrapping paper that they come wrapped in is worth that much alone!
Imagine the faces one the kids wheb they get their monthly package in the mail with two books to unwrap. Just watch my 5 year olds reaction to the “gifts” he got!
What’s even better is the fact that this makes him want to try reading and creates an excitement around the possibility of books. Personally, we have so many books that I like to donate books when we are done with them, but these we tend to keep because they’re special!
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Lately I’ve been on sort of a health kick.. I am part of a bootcamp training facility that I go to daily at 5am, I am walking a mike a day on my lunch break at work and eating more consciously. I’ve been getting a little into essential oils and using my oil diffuser while i take a shower or a relaxing bath with a bath fizz and some eucalyptus scented Epsom salt to help ease my sore muscles and dry skin.
It also helps me to wind down from the day and just clear my mind. My kids have also used the eucalyptus to help with allergies and sinus issues, I just prop the diffuser in their room and they’re good to go after a couple hours relaxing with it filling the room with aromas.
With that being said, I want to give my opinion on a lesser known mom and pop store in my home town of Staten Island (I love saying I was born on an island because it’s true haha).
Www.Relaxbehealthy.com sent me a few items to check out and i have to say I’m really loving them. I haven’t had much experience with essential oil water sprays but these probably take the cake of i had to guess from what i see with their essential oils.
All of their products are organic and hand made in their shop with imported products from around the world. The items in reviewing are made from raw materials from Bulgaria and are the real deal.
First up to the plate is the Lavender Water. It’s a 4oz misting spray and is $10.99. It has a scent of lavender just a bit lighter then the oil, and is a super soft delicate mist.
All natural Bulgarian organic Lavender water:
When sprayed directly only hair, it helps make hair shiny as it conditions the hair.
You can use the water spray as deodorant for your body, or even spray on furniture and around the home to deodorize.
There are many other different uses for lavender you can experiment with.
Now this Rose Water is my absolute favorite. They captured such am amazing scent I could wear it as a body must and probably will! Also $10.99 at their store, I wish you could smell it through this post, but if you do order from them, I suggest you put this in your cart.
All natural organic Bulgarian Rose Water:
It can help reduce the redness of irritated skin, get rid of acne, helps to maintain the skin’s PH balance, helps to hydrate the skin, helps to aid healing scars, cuts, wounds, regenerate skin tissues, dermatitis and eczema. It is a great cleanser and aids in removing oil and dirt accumulated in clogged pores, helps aging skin, wrinkles and fine lines
Extra fun uses include mood enhancer and spray the scent on your pillow to help to sleep better.
Enhance the quality of hair. Helps to rid dandruff, natural conditioner.
For dry & frizzy hair: Mix equal parts rosewater and glycerin, apply on the scalp, massage for 10-15 minutes. Let it stay for another 30 minutes and wash off with shampoo.
Last but not least is their 20ml Lavender Oil that retails for $24.99 but is currently on sale for $21.99 At their online boutique. This little potent bottle is much more fragrant then any other essential oil I’ve gotten and you can tell it’s just so fresh and pure. Check out my video below to see what i compared it to.
- Reduces anxiety and emotional stress.
- Heals burns and wounds.
- Improves sleep.
- Restores skin complexion and reduces acne.
- Slows aging with powerful antioxidants.
- Improves eczema and psoriasis.
- Alleviates headaches.