Bendy and the Ink Machine Birthday Party

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Anyone else have a child who picks the most odd themes that they want for their birthday party?

My son dropped on me that he really wants to have a Bendy and the Ink Machine birthday party in our yard this year for his birthday next month.  And guess what,  there aren’t any party supplies at all for it at retail stores.

I know that he loves it,  and he watches the videos on you tube,  so guess what? This mommy has to do what mommy has to do to make it happen! Make it!

I decided to do like I did last year when he wanted to have a Five Nights at Freddy’s themed party and the were limited decorations to choose from.  Large cardboard cut outs! Very simple and the best part,  the kids can do most of the work. It isn’t child labor if they request to do it right??!? LOL. Just kidding.  He was so excited to get to work on it.

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The first step we did was getting the images to print out in a larger then one paper format. We used a free site called blockposters.com which helps you convert the images easily to multiple pages to create a poster.

Then we cut each piece of paper out and organized them together. 20180421_091641.jpg

Look how great my little boy was doing. Yes, he really did this all himself!

Then, we used anything we had around the house that can act as a sturdy back for the image. We had one piece of a gift box,  and some previously used shipping boxes that we cut to lay flat.

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Then you just glue each piece on order,  let them dry, and cut them out on the box.  We also cut eyes holes out so that the kids can use them as masks.

For the happy birthday banner,  I used my cricut explore and downloaded the banner file I liked for .99 cents.

I already had some cool vintage looking card stock on hand so it worked perfectly for this theme.

Also,  to make it more fit the theme, I printed some of the images I found online of the characters and cut them on sticker paper that you can get at any craft store.

It was a little time consuming,  but fun to put together.

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Here are some pictures of the FNAF them cutouts and party we did last year!

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April Daily Goodie Box Unboxing!

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You all know I look forward to getting my FREE “Daily Goodie Box” in the mail, and what I love even more is getting to unbox it and see all of the cool stuff inside and share it with you.
If you haven’t signed up yet, what are you waiting for? It’s free and it’s fun. What more can you ask for?
Is there a catch? No. But everyone will not get one just because they apply.  There is a monthly amount given out  randomly,  but you can earn a free box easier if you comment on their Facebook posts.  Just look for one that says they’ll be picking winners.
Time for the unboxing of April’s #Dailygoodiebox and I assure you there us some REALLY COOL stuff in this one!
Check out the links to the featured products in this month’s box!
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Prince & Spring – Fruitmojis
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RawRev – Chunky Peanut Butter Chocolate
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Goodwipes – Down There Wipes For Gals
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Fourth & Heart – Madagascar Vanilla Bean Ghee Butter
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Foods Alive – Himalayan Pink Salt
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Good Karma – Dairy Free Flaxmilk
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Real Chemistry – Fresh-Start Foaming Cleanser
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DayClear – Allergy Relief
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Flathau’s Fine Foods – Cinnamon Snaps
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Loaf Slime – Lavender Aromatherapy Dough

March Daily Goodie Box

The March Daily Goodie Box is in!
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Have you tried daily goodie box yet? I know I’ve been talking about it for a while,  but in case you haven’t checked out my other posts,  and this is the first one you’re seeing,  I’ll let you in on the secret.  It’s a monthly box that you can WIN for free.  All you have to do ous go to http://www.dailygoodiebox.com and fill out the entry form and you will be automatically entered to win each month.  You only have to do it once but you’ll be eligible monthly you win.  And best of all? It’s  COMPLETELY FREE! Just make sure to keep your address updated so the box makes it to you.
Another way to win a box is by participating im the Facebook threads. Go to facebook.com/Dailygoodiebox and check out all of the posts. There will be some saying that random winners will be chosen from those who poat, so for an extra chance,  DO IT!
So now that you know how to win, it would be nice if I told you what was actually in the boxes right?? Down at the very bottom,  I’ll link to my previous posts as well so that you can see the other items that have been featured.
Here are the products in the March box;
These were better then I thought.  Ginger is really good for colds and coughs and has nutritional value but we seldom have it. These chews put it in a candy form,  but leave the nutrition and health benefits. Covered in confection sugar , these little individually packed chews aren’t so bad.
Prince of Peace – Ginger Chews with Mandarin Orange
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I always used to carry a tide-stick in my purse for on-the-go stain fighting super powers, but somehow I just stopped having one and I don’t remember why. . Maybe a villa super thief accidently pocketed it after asking to use it one day,  but I can’t be sure. What I can be sure of is how excited I was to find this earth friendly stain remover pen in the box this month!
Sun & Earth – Stain Remover Pen
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I was excited to try these protein packed little snacks but it wasn’t as good as I thought.  Very light on flavor.
Kay’s Naturals – Sweet BBQ Snack Mix
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I was definitely not a fan of these.  Great concept of little power caffeine capsules available at your fingertips,  but the flavor was very odd. It says that it is wintergreen flavor,  which I did taste,  but there is an off aftertaste that tastes so powerfully like an artificial sweetener which I’m not a fan of.  If they can get the flavor right,  I’d definitely carry these little bad boys on me.
GoViter – Viter Energy Mints
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Herb Guru – Herbal Tea
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Hydralyte  – Effervescent Electrolyte Tablets
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Andalou Naturals – Renewal Face Cream Pods
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Prince & Spring – Organic Coconut Oil
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Great box this month #Marchdailygoodiebox! I love trying a bunch of items that are new to market and healthier then the alternative choices.
Check out previous month boxes I’ve reviewed!

IPlay America Freehold NJ

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.

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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;

Bumper boats

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Spinning Coaster

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Go Karts

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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!20180311_122658.jpg

The bottom section is cute for very young kids, but there isn’t much to it.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

Bookroo Monthly Childrens Book Subscription Review

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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!

Right now they have a GREAT Cyber Monday deal going on for 25% off you order by tomorrow 11/27!

BFJERSEY for 25% off any multi-month subscription (3,6, or 12 months)
One redemption per family. Valid for new customers only. Existing customers may use for the purchase of one gift subscription.
Valid 11/24 – midnight PST 11/27

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This and That For the Holidays GIVEAWAY Hop with over $50 prize pack from Relax Be healthy!

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You could win a Relax Be Healthy Organic Essential Oils and Waters gift set giveaway VALUE $50!

Winter is coming! And the Holidays are closer then you realize.  Suprise that special person in your life with a gift set from Relaxbehealthy.com

Shop online at
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Save 10% on orders $40 or more using coupon code “save10” & FREE shipping on all orders over $75.

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).

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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.

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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.

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All natural Bulgarian organic  Lavender water:

Use to soothe skin, used for redness of soon, eczema, inflammation caused by mosquito bites (must try this!), and acne. It also helps eradicate dandruff and prevent scalp infections.

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.

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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

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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.

Today, lavender oil benefits your body in the following ways:
  • 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.
Information has not been evaluated by the FDA
Check out these products and more at Relax Be Healthy.
My video review;

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2017 NYC Play Fair Ticket Giveaway!

The NYC Play Fair is only weeks away and I am giving you the chance to be in the building!

At Play Fair attendees can feel, touch, and take home their favorite toys and games — and be the first to glimpse the toys of tomorrow from more than 70 exhibitors including Cartoon Network, Hasbro, Just Play, K’NEX, LEGO, Midtown Comics, ALEX Brands, Moose Toys, Spin Master, Maddie Rae’s Slime Glue, The New York Doll Company, Toys “R” Us, VTech, Kvellix, Inc. (NUTSO) and WowWee. See firsthand which toys, games, and entertainment will be the biggest hits this season, just in time for Black Friday. More information and scheduling of events can be found at http://www.playfairny.com/special-features.

WHEN: Play Fair 2017

Saturday, November 4th – Sunday, November 5th  

10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

WHERE: Jacob K. Javits Center, Halls 1A and 1B

655 West 34th Street

You can purchase tickets at http://www.playfairny.com/ and save $5 per ticket with discount code TRU5 or scroll down below to enter to WIN 2 passes now through 10/31!

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Larger-than-life play experiences, stage activities, and consumer challenges. Highlights include: a Minecraft VR station, a NERF Arena, an augmented reality Ben 10 experience, Builder demos with Magformers, live product unboxings, and a Shopkins fashion show!

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS ™ attempt by 12-year-old slime glue entrepreneur Madison Greenspan of Maddie Rae’s Slime Glue. Join Madison as she and her team attempt to make over 6 tons of slime!

Exciting photo opportunities with talent and costume characters from PAW Patrol®, Rusty Rivets, Toys “R” Us’ Geoffrey, Ben 10, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Peppa Pig, SpongeBob SquarePants, Leapfrog’s Scout & Violet, Shopkins, and more!

Halloween Costume Parade, presented by Rubies Costume Company

Top 2017 holiday toys from drones and blasters to the best in kids’ crafts, collectibles, coding and more!

Interactive exhibits fostering team-work, discovery, and play.

Museum quality displays offering glimpses of vintage toys, rare variants, and mock-ups of upcoming toys to learn about the past, present, and future of some of America’s favorite toys and games.

Toy unboxings unveiling some of the biggest toys of the holidays.

Celebrity guests including Mindy Thomas, co-host of NPR’s “Wow in the World”, WWE ® Superstar Big Show and WWE ® Superstar Daniel Bryan, the New York Knicks, the New York Rangers, Mommy Tubers, Toy Bloggers, Toy Designers, and more!

Show exclusives and limited edition toys you won’t find anywhere else.

And a Race Around NYC – Take your Play Fair badge to dozens of shops, museums, restaurants, and landmarks to get discounts, goodies, and freebies all weekend long.

I know me and my kids are super excited to check out the entire line up and enjoy all of the fun!

Enter below to win TWO passes for the Play Fair for either Nov. 4 or 5!

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