iPlay America Grand Opening of Newly Renovated Laser Tag Arena + JAGMAC VIP Giveaway!

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On this Saturday November 3rd, JAGMAC, a pop music group will be performing live in City Square here at iPlay America. JAGMAC is a musical group of siblings with a unique blend of talents including singing, dancing, playing musical instruments and sign language. Kids of all ages love this group because they are extremely interactive.

My kids absolutely ADORED them!

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With their catchy choruses, pure vocals, and dynamic routines, JAGMAC is set to take the music world by storm!  These siblings’ unique blend of talents include: singing, songwriting, dancing, choreography, rapping, playing musical instruments, sign language.  And probably most impressively, every member of JAGMAC holds a black belt in Taekwon-Do, and four members of the group are two-time world champion black belts in the Philippine martial art, Eskima.

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General Admission tickets to this show are free and there are VIP meet & greet packages available to purchase. You can download tickets through Ticketfly online at https://www.iplayamerica.com/event/jagmac/.

I am giving away FOUR VIP passes (a$200 Value!) to the show at 6pm On this Saturday November 3rd. 

The winner will get up to (4) VIP Packages – $50 each value
This ticket includes a pre-show backstage meet & greet with JAGMAC. Ticketholder will also receive a $10 iPlay America Game Card and an event poster!

ENTER TO WIN by clicking below and completing the tasks! The more you complete, the more entries you get. 

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Along with being at the show, it is the perfect weekend to be at iPlay! iPlay America is marking the grand opening of their newly renovated, multi-level, 6,500-square-foot laser tag arena. The renovated arena boasts new game modes, featured power-ups, additional bonus targets and other features that dramatically enhances game play.

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Official Press Release:

iPlay America Announces Grand Opening of Newly Renovated Laser Tag Arena

Freehold, N.J., October 31, 2018 – This weekend, iPlay America is marking the grand opening of their newly renovated multi-level, 6,500-square-foot laser tag arena. The dynamic, responsive arena is the latest update to the indoor amusement park and entertainment venue in Freehold, N.J.

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The updated arena features new game modes, featured power ups, and additional bonus targets. These features dramatically enhance the structure of game play and take it to a whole new level. The new power up feature gives players the opportunity to pick their power up mode anytime, anywhere – unlike most versions of laser tag that give a player power ups at random. This update also includes interactive LED illumination, which boasts the ability to change colors, pulse, strobe and react to game play events in real-time. Newly installed kiosks allow players to easily input their information to create a player profile, including a player name and photo. The kiosks can also send text messages when games are about to begin and deliver score cards via email and more. Each laser tag game in the new arena can host up to 35 players at a time.

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“We’re always looking to bring guests exciting upgrades and new features to our most popular attractions,” said Jessica Schwartz, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for iPlay America. “The new technology and additions to our arena are sure to offer our laser tag fans a fresh and entertaining experience. We can’t wait to see the exhilarating games that ensue!”

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For more information, visit https://www.iplayamerica.com/attraction/laser-tag/.

More upcoming fun at iPlay this year;

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About iPlay America

The only place to Get Inside the Fun is the City of iPlay America. Here guests of all ages enjoy 250 + arcade games, rides and attractions, NJ’s largest Indoor High Ropes Course, Go Karts, 2-Level Laser Tag and more. Perfect for birthday parties and all sorts of celebrations for everyone in the family, on the team, in the group or company. It’s easy to book a private party suite with the help of a certified party planner. iPlay America’s Event Center is where the most popular stars perform. Warehouse 100 is one of the region’s largest expo and trade show venues. iPlay America • Route 9 at 110 Schanck Road in Freehold, New Jersey • 732-577-8200 • iPlayAmerica.com.

Geoffrey’s Toy Box Plus Toys “R” Us Still Alive?

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Toys”R”Us is alive and well! At least in Canada. But if you’re thinking of shopping the online store and reliving your childhood, think again. You can browse the store which looks exactly the same as the USA site did, however unfortunately you cannot purchase without a Canada “ship to” address. I assume it was part of their acquisition deal that happened in June 2018.

Toys”R”Us (Canada) Ltd. announces the completion of the acquisition of its business by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Toys R Us Canada is now a proudly Canadian-owned and operated business employing more than 4,000 Canadians and Canada’s only exclusive coast to coast business with over 80 locations dedicated to kids and babies across Canada.

As Canada’s leading toy and baby retailer, we are thrilled to be part of the Fairfax family and to now operate as a reinvigorated company that is 100% Canadian. I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our valued customers for their loyalty with us over the last several months. We are passionate about our business and want Canadians to know that we are champions of play with the newest trends and hottest toys in our stores. We believe that parenting is an adventure and Babies“R”Us Canada will be there along the journey to help parents.

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While there are talks of a promised spin-off of Toys”R”Us in the works even as soon as next month, it is unknown if it will be open in time for the Holiday shopping season. I know I am hoping for that “Big Toy Book” to be put in my mailbox the week leading up to black friday as it has every year prior. Will it happen? When we do not really have a definitive answer at this time.

What we do know, is there is hope that we will once again walk the aisle’s of a child’s dream store, and be able to see, touch, and feel the toys which is what separates it from all of the large online retailers like Amazon, and nothing can compare to that. If anything, it sure looks promising.

Comicbook.com posted that there were reps from the new company at the Toy Preview 2018 in Dallas, including Geoffrey himself boasting a “Back from Vacation” cape;

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Full Press Release below;

WAYNE, NJ – October 2, 2018 – Geoffrey, LLC, Toys “R” Us, Inc.’s intellectual property holding company subsidiary, announced today that it is moving forward with a plan for substantially all of its assets to be acquired by a group of investors led by Geoffrey, LLC’s existing secured lenders.

The announcement was made following a five month marketing effort by Boston-based Consensus, an investment bank retained to market the assets of Geoffrey, LLC, that resulted in several formal and informal proposals to acquire the intellectual property assets. After considering such proposals, it was determined that the proposal from the existing term lenders was meaningfully higher and better than any other global bid or the sum of the bids received on individual assets. The transition of the business to its new owners is pending approval of the United States Bankruptcy Court and all major creditor constituencies are supportive. Geoffrey, LLC thanks all parties that participated in discussions with the company over the prior months, particularly those that submitted proposals, for their thoughtful and diligent engagement.

Geoffrey, LLC, as reorganized, will control a portfolio of intellectual property that includes trademarks, ecommerce assets and data associated with the Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us businesses in the United States and all over the world, including a portfolio of over 20 well-known toy and baby brands such as Imaginarium, Koala Baby, Fastlane and Journey Girls. The reorganized company will own rights to the Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us brands in all markets globally, with the exception of Canada. It will also become the licensor of the brands to the company’s existing network of franchisees operating in countries across Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and in South Africa.

In addition to continuing to service these markets, the new owners are actively working with potential partners to develop ideas for new Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores in the United States and abroad that could bring back these iconic brands in a new and re-imagined way. Geoffrey LLC will provide additional detail on this front as it becomes available.

For now, you can check out all of the other retailers who attended Fall Toy Preview and are very much open for business this holiday season.

The following retailers attended Fall Toy Preview 2018:

  • 7 ELEVEN
  • 99 CENTS ONLY STORES
  • AAFES
  • AAHS GIFT STORES
  • AC MOORE
  • ALIBABA GROUP
  • AMAZON
  • AREYOUGAME.COM
  • BARNES & NOBLE, INC.
  • BARSTONS CHILD’S PLAY
  • BEALLS, INC. – BEALLS OUTLET/BURKES OUTLET
  • BED BATH & BEYOND
  • BEDROCK CITY COMIC CO
  • BIEIN
  • BIG KAHUNA FUNDRAISING
  • BJ’S WHOLESALE
  • BLICK ART MATERIALS
  • BLOOMS CANDY
  • BOUNDLESS NETWORK
  • BOXLUNCH
  • BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
  • BURLINGTON STORES
  • C-A-L RANCH STORES
  • CALENDAR CLUB CANADA
  • CALENDAR HOLDINGS, LLC
  • CANADIAN TIRE
  • CAROLYN’S GENERAL STORE
  • CEC ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
  • CHANNEL CONTROL MERCHANTS
  • CHARMING CHARLIE
  • CHEEKY MONKEY TOYS
  • CHRISTMAS TREE SHOPS
  • CINEMARK
  • CITI TRENDS
  • CLAIRE’S
  • COPPINS CARDSHOPS INC.
  • COST PLUS WORLD MARKET
  • COSTCO WHOLESALE (CANADA)
  • COUPANG CORP
  • CULTURE CORNER
  • CURRENT MEDIA GROUP, LLC
  • CVS HEALTH
  • DAVE & BUSTERS
  • DEEP ELLUM TOURIST CENTER
  • DILLARD’S
  • DOLLAR TREE
  • DOLLARDAYS
  • DPPS VIVID LLC
  • ENCHANTED TOY
  • ERWIN DISTRIBUTING
  • FAMILY DOLLAR
  • FANTASY ISLAND TOYS
  • FARAH EXPERIENCES
  • FAT BRAIN TOYS
  • FIREFLY BUYS
  • FORMAN MILLS
  • FRANK’S CLUB STORES
  • FRED’S INC.
  • FRY’S ELECTRONICS
  • FUEGO HOLDINGS LLC – ATTIC SALT
  • FUEGO HOLDINGS LLC – FUEGO
  • FUNFINITY
  • GABES
  • GAMESTOP / EB GAMES
  • GENERAL COMMERCIAL CORP.
  • GEPPETTO’S
  • GIANT TIGER STORES LIMITED
  • GIOCA STORES S.R.L.
  • GREAT AMERICAN OPPORTUNITIES
  • GROUPON
  • HALF PRICE BOOKS
  • HALLMARK
  • HAMMACHER SCHLEMMER
  • HERRSCHNERS, INC.
  • HOBBY LOBBY
  • HOBBYTOWN
  • HOBBYTOWN (NORTH LITTLE ROCK)
  • HOLOCRON TOY STORE
  • HOME HARDWARE STORES LIMITED
  • HOT RAGS
  • HOT TOPIC
  • HSN
  • HUDSON’S COUNTRY STORE
  • IMAGINE THAT TOYS INC.
  • INDIGO BOOKS AND MUSIC
  • INTERNATIONAL SPY MUSEUM
  • ISLAND BEACH GEAR
  • IT’SUGAR
  • JCPENNEY
  • JOHNSON SMITH
  • JOURNEYS KIDZ
  • JUANA LA IGUANA
  • JUSTICE
  • KID TO KID (ARLINGTON)
  • KIDDING AROUND
  • KID’S KORNER
  • KIDS WAREHOUSE
  • KIDSWHEELS
  • KIDZART, INC.
  • KINNEY DRUGS
  • LANDRY’S
  • LEARNING EXPRESS
  • LEARNING EXPRESS OF DALLAS
  • LEARNING EXPRESS OF FRISCO
  • LEB HOBBIES
  • LIBRAIRIE RENAUD-BRAY
  • LITTLE PASSPORTS, INC
  • LORI’S GIFTS
  • LOVE’S TRAVEL STOPS & COUNTRY STORES
  • LTD COMMODITIES
  • LUGGAGE SHOP OF LUBBOCK
  • M & A LTD
  • MACY’S, INC. – MACY’S BACKSTAGE
  • MADNESS GAMES & COMICS
  • MARDEL
  • MASTERMIND TOYS
  • MELVILLE DIRECT
  • MI PUEBLITO
  • MICHAELS STORES
  • MID-STATES DISTRIBUTING CO.
  • MINDWARE
  • MJ BEANZ
  • MMP LIVING
  • NAPPY SHOPPE LLC
  • NATIONAL STORES, INC.
  • NEBRASKA FURNITURE MART
  • NESTFAMILY
  • NICKELODEON UNIVERSE (MALL OF AMERICA)
  • NICKELS AND DIMES INC.
  • NORDSTROM, INC – NORDSTROM
  • OFFICE DEPOT
  • OLLIE’S BARGAIN OUTLET
  • ORIENTAL TRADING COMPANY
  • ORSCHELN
  • PAPER FIRST AFFILIATES
  • PARTY CITY
  • PAT CATAN’S
  • PEAVEY INDUSTRIES, LP
  • PEOPLE’S PHARMACY
  • PIER 1 IMPORTS
  • PLAY STREET MUSEUM
  • PLAYTIME TOYS
  • PRICESMART
  • R.H. RENYS INC
  • ROSS STORES, INC. – DD’S DISCOUNTS
  • ROSS STORES, INC. – ROSS
  • RURAL KING
  • SAMKO SALES
  • SAM’S CLUB
  • SATISFY THE BEAST
  • SCHOLAR’S CHOICE
  • SCHOOL TIME
  • SHARPER IMAGE
  • SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT
  • SMITHSONIAN
  • SPENCER’S
  • STAGE STORES / GORDMANS
  • STAMFORD TOYS
  • STAPLES
  • STAR KIDS TOYS LLC
  • STODDART ENTERPRISES LTD
  • SUNEEL LLC
  • SUNRISE RECORDS
  • SUPER DOLLAR – ST. CROIX
  • TARGET
  • TEXAS MONKEY BUSINESS
  • THE ARACA GROUP
  • THE ENTERTAINER (AMERSHAM) LTD
  • THE PAPER STORE
  • THE TOY MAVEN
  • THE VERMONT TEDDY BEAR COMPANY
  • THINKGEEK, INC.
  • TJX, INC. – HOME GOODS
  • TJX, INC. – HOMESENSE (CANADA)
  • TJX, INC. – MARSHALLS / TJ MAXX
  • TJX, INC. – MARSHALLS / WINNERS (CANADA)
  • TJX, INC. – SIERRA TRADING POST
  • TJX, INC. – TK MAXX (EUROPE)
  • TOP NETWORK SOLUTIONS, INC.
  • TOP SHELF BRANDS
  • TOYNK TOYS
  • TOYOLOGY TOYS
  • TOYS & GIFTS
  • TOYS ‘R’ US – CANADA
  • TOYS TOYS (NJ)
  • TRANS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT
  • TUESDAY MORNING
  • URBAN AIR ADVENTURE PARKS
  • USA TOY FACTORY
  • VARIETY WHOLESALERS
  • W & B ENTERPRISES, INC.
  • WALMART ECOMMERCE
  • WALMART INC.
  • WELL.CA
  • WORLDWIDE

Disney’s MARY POPPINS RETURNS, an all-new original musical and sequel

I always loved this movie as a child and am so excited that they are releasing a new one!

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In Disney’s MARY POPPINS RETURNS, an all-new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets ofLondon.

Like MARY POPPINS RETURNS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marypoppinsreturns/

Follow Walt Disney Studios on Twitter: https://twitter.com/disneystudios 

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Follow MARY POPPINS RETURNS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marypoppinsreturns/

MARY POPPINS RETURNS arrives in theatres everywhere on December 19th! Here is a Special Look for my readers!

 

MARY POPPINS RETURNS is directed by Rob Marshall. The screenplay is by David Magee and the screen story is by Magee & Rob Marshall & John DeLuca based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. The producers are John DeLuca, p.g.a., Rob Marshall, p.g.a. and Marc Platt, p.g.a. with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer. The music score is by Marc Shaiman and the film features all new original songs with music by Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman. The film also stars Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and introducing Joel Dawson as the Banks’ children, with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes, Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.

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MARY POPPINS RETURNS arrives in theatres everywhere on December 19th!

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The Canvas Factory Review and GIVEAWAY!

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The holidays alre coming and custom gifts are always a favorite from the creator and the receiver. There are many different custom companies out there to choose a custom gift from like canvas companies and Etsy.

So how do you choose one that is right for you?

If you’re like me, you want the best service to be sure your product comes out exactly like you envision it.  That’s one of the hard parts about ordering online is you’re dealing with a computer program in most cases instead of a human being who actually cares about how your order turns out.

That is one of the biggest upsides of The Canvas Factory and it separates them from all of the others.

I know from personal experience that they will make sure your custom item comes out no less than perfect.

Most of us take our most important photos with outlr cell phones and do not own an expensive professional camera, or even those who do, sometimes you do not have that camera on you when a special time happens and you find yourself using your cell phone anyway to capture that special moment.

I wanted to see if they could make a larger canvas out of my cell phone photo come out just as if I had taken it with a professional camera or if they’d be like the others and just let me upload a sub-par photo that would come out blurry, yell at me that it isn’t great quality and ask if I still want to continue placing my crappy photo order just so they can get the money for my order.

Well to my surprise, I uploaded a photo from Facebook, a photo of me and my siblings that I love, but the quality was not very good due to the size even though I had changed it into the recommended size in the paint program to try and force it through… it went through.

However! I was contacted within 24 hours by a real person via email stating that they are working on my order and they found it to be more blurry than I’d probably like.

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They actually attached 2 photos to the email as well to specify why they didn’t think the quality would be good and even though I still told them to put it through, they asked one last time because it was that important to them that they provide a quality product.

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They explained to me that using a photo from new cell phones was perfectly fine in most cases as the cameras on the phones were actually almost equal to the correct size they needed, however that when uploading that same photo from the cell phone to a picture saving website or to Facebook drastically reduces the size of the photo by the program which reduces the pixels and quality for printing which I did not realize since to me the photo looks the same quality when I view it in Facebook.

Wow. What amazing service, seriously!

I was able to provide a different photo for them to use via the email they sent, directly from my cell phone, in which they showed me what the quality of the end result would be and I was happy with it.

Within 4 days (standard shipping) I received the package. Here is how it shipped to me;

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I couldn’t wait to see how this turned out as I wanted to give this canvas as a gift to my mother and it was an important picture to me.

Here is the final result! What do you think?

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I LOVE how this came out.

Even the back is different then others.  Much more study and closed in.

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And you are in luck! The Canvas Factory stands by their mission statement “We want to make online photo printing easy and affordable for everyone.” and want you to see for yourself so they asked me to do a GIVEAWAY for my readers!

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The winner will be able to create their own custom canvas in the standard size of their choosing – 50x40cm (20×16 inch) amounting of $32.25 value OR 18x12inch (45x30cm) amounting of $24.50 value both will include FREE SHIPPING as well.

Take note this giveaway offer is open only for USA and Canada residents.
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But why wait?

Go and order your custom canvas from the Canvas Factory with the link of http://www.canvasfactory.com/ if you are from USA and use this link http://www.canvasfactory.com/ca if you are from Canada.

These make an EXCELLENT gift for friends, family members, and even teachers!

Let me know if you have ordered anything from them before and what your experience was!

DiaResQ Comes to the Rescue!

DiaResQ is a NEW Natural Approach That Comes to the Rescue! 
Think of all the times that you are running errands and need to eat something quickly that doesn’t agree with you later! Next time when you feel the signs of diarrhea, you can reach for a product that really works! DiaResQ is a food, not a drug, made from naturally derived ingredients to provide rapid indigestion relief.

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How Does DiaResQ Work?
DiaResQ works with your body to support digestive health and restore normal intestinal function. It features an innovative combination of immune factors and important nutritional components. Plus, it is safe for children as young as one year in age. Besides being handy to have at home, it’s the perfect companion to take on trips near and far!

How is DiaResQ Different?
Many diarrhea relief products alleviate the symptoms by interfering with your body’s natural immune response when you eat something that doesn’t agree with you. DiaResQ is different because it works with your body’s natural defenses to support digestive health by delivering micronutrients, macronutrients, and immune factors to get you back to normal in no time!

Where Can I Find DiaResQ?
You can find DiaResQ at Amazon, Target, CVS, Walmart and these additional retailers.

Thomas and Friends is at it again!

All aboard! Thomas the Train has been around since I was a child.  It was Thomas and Barney that captured the hearts of children everywhere and was a must watch daily.

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“Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Series” made its debut on September 17th.  This all-new redeveloped series comes with exciting new features, from new locations and a gender-inclusive Steam Team, to new formatting seeing Thomas breaking the fourth wall, speaking directly to the audience and inviting kids along for the adventures!

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Throughout the years, Thomas has been able to sustain its growth and stay relevant so why would anything change? In a new age where everything is out in the open and children are learning earlier in life about their part in their future, Thomas will be there to guide them along.

The series is also about to get serious about female empowerment as they welcome a new engine all the way from Kenya named Nia, who is the absolute equal of Thomas the Tank Engine and the other male engines populating the Island of Sodor.

She’s independent, a great problem solver and fast learner, who is also a real optimist with a great sense of fun.

As a parent, Actress Olivia Wilde is “on board” with everything Thomas is standing for along with the United Nations sustainable development goals that have been worked into the show.

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Additionally, along with the revamped series comes new music and an all new theme song that little engineers are sure to love. The new music is now streaming on Spotify.

My 6 year old son has been what I call “past the Thomas phase” for a couple of years now and onto the stuff his older brother is doing. Verbatim he told me “Thomas is for babies” when I asked if he’d like to check out the new Thomas the Train series and movie.

I explained to him that it changed a bit and that he should give it a try. Not only does it have some cool stories but it’s on Nick Jr. now! He agreed to check it out and that was that.

There are many new catchy songs which is much different than the old format.  This certainly helps to keep kids engaged and wanting to know what happens next!

He immediately fell into his Thomas the Train obsession and wanted to pull out his Thomas the Train toys to play with  where collected many over the years and they’ve collected dust but I’m happy to pull them back out if they’ll get some 6 year old lovin’!

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There are some awesome NEW Thomas toys out as well that play more into the new themes like this Jungle Set my son cannot get enough of. His laugh says it all..

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Fortnite can wait! Thomas is ON!

All aboard the Thomas Express!

Can you spot Thomas in the United Nations building?

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2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum and Back to School

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Last week was back to school.  It’s always a mix of emotions for parents and kids alike, anxious and happy all at the same time.

My kids and I wanted to have a last hoorah before going back to school and we had the 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum to go along for the journey.

The zoo was calling our names since we hadn’t been all year and the is one only a little over an hour at that we’ve never visited. Check out my coverage on it here.

The hybrid is A-Mazing on gas mileage. Half electric and half gasoline engine this darn thing charges itself! Yes, you read right.. no plugging it it although I believe you technically could. Any time you go below 30mph, the engine switches to electric and doesn’t suck up any gas.

I had a full tank of gas when I started my week, and a full week later after driving to and from work, the zoo which is an hour+ away, and to and from school pick ups and drop offs, I still had just under a quarter tank of gas left.

Not to mention $10 put it back up over a half tank!

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Not only is the hybrid awesome on gas, it boasts a fabulous interior if you can find the Limited Platinum edition. This photo has no filter, just amazing interior lighting and interior leather seats. My kids really enjoyed how big and open the it was with the captain’s chairs.  The center chairs move forward, backwards, recline and collapse forward foot extra space needs.

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The rear row of seats fit 3 and also recline and collapse. Look at all this space.  Its almost like a minivan fell without the “mom-van” stigma.

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The limited edition comes with these rims and open country tires.  The AWD feature makes for a smooth ride regardless of the weather.

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Safety is a big concern for everyone but especially top of mind for parents.  All new vehicles now must have a backup camera but I’ve seen some that work poorly at night.

Night time is probably one of the most important times to have clear vision on your back out camera, especially in a larger SUV. Kids are always in and out, and even when you think they’re in, they’re back out. The light on the back of this camera comes in handy for illuminating the space behind you like in a dark parking lot.

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Check out that trunk! HUGE space with the 3rd row folded down.  You can fold just one seat, or just the 2 on the right if you want.  Someone can still fit comfortably back there with one side down.

The Highlander fit easily into my daily routine. My mornings start of with an early bootcamp classes and the leather cooled seats help to not feel so sweaty! I car pool with a friend and she absolutely loved that little fact haha!

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I’m already missing the huge spacious inside of the Toyota Highlander and especially the heated and cooled leather seats.

The only downside (aside from my oldest son getting car sick from the new car smell) is the lack of ability of the push to talk navigation feature.  I thought by now they’d figure it out for all vehicles.  My 2016 vehicle does the same thing, it rarely understands me and I just get frustrated.  Maybe it’s just me?

If you want a laugh, check out my fighting with the navigation push to talk system LOL! Even with the “teach your voice” feature I still couldn’t get it to work for me properly.

I hope everyone had a great first week back to school! My kids certainly did but they’re already counting down the days until Summer break and so am I!

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