Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Michigan Ren Fest 2018 is almost here!!


Take a time-travel adventure into the 16th century at the 38th annual Michigan Renaissance Festival! Join Queen Elizabeth in a jubilee! Inside the turreted gates, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of a 17-acre village, complete with building reproductions of Renaissance shops, taverns and a magnificent castle. Continuous entertainment takes place on the streets and on 17 themed stages; featuring full-contact armored jousting, comedy and theater shows, music, games, people-powered rides and so much more! Fabulous food and more than 300 artisans displaying their gallery-quality works complete the experience!


If you are in the Holly, Michigan area I definitely recommend grabbing some tickets...even if you do not think the festival is for you.  Everyone should experience it at least once in their life.


THE 2018 FESTIVAL SEASON IS OPEN FROM 10am - 7pm, WEEKENDS ONLY - AUGUST 18th - SEPTEMBER 30th. THEY ARE OPEN LABOR DAY & FESTIVAL FRIDAY, SEPT. 28th. 

Our Michigan Renaissance Festival Tickets are here and we are so excited to dress up and head to Holly.  The girls, Hubby, and I look forward to visiting the Festival every year because it is so much fun!  Since there is so much to see and do there's fun for the whole family.  The kids love the Mermaid, I love the Jousting and Hubby enjoys the comedy skits and the Pub Crawl.  Those are not even the highlight, the best thing about this festival is the people.  Being a pretty "judge free" zone feel free to let loose, dress up, and just have fun! 

It is truly fun for the whole family since the Renaissance Festival also offers games, human-powered rides, and a children's realm that features a castle playscape as well as free activities for younger visitors.


Come check out the newest additions to the Ren Fest, including a live unicorn and Merlins Magic Quest!  Every week has a special new theme so be sure to check the calendar before planning your visit.

You can find any information you need on the Michigan Renaissance Festival website

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Wrap Your Own Canvas with PHOTOWALL! plus 20% off Photowall coupon

Looking for a quality canvas print or wall mural?...Look no further. PHOTOWALL is the place to find uniquely beautiful wall d├ęcor.  With thousands of designs to choose from, you can find a canvas or mural for any room. You also have the option to upload and use your own image. 

  Their canvas prints are made with the purest UV-resistant cotton and are very easy to assemble and install.  To minimize the risk of damage during transit, PHOTOWALL does not supply ready-framed canvas prints. Instead they provide you with the tools to wrap it yourself

Scared to wrap your own canvas?  Don’t be.  With PHOTOWALL’s smart do-it-yourself frames and easy to follow instructions, you can wrap a canvas like a pro. The frame is supplied with everything you need to produce a finished canvas print, including a hanging bracket. 
I have to admit I was a little nervous after opening contents because I did not want to ruin the print. But I can assure you, there's no need to stress.  Honestly, the hardest part about this process was deciding which canvas would look best in our bathroom. In fact, the wrapping process was so simple, that I even let my eight year old help me.

  After placing the wood piece on the canvas, I was a tad worried I missed a step and that it would not stretch out properly. But again, I was worried for no reason. After tightening the bolts, the canvas stretched beautifully.
And the corners could not have turned out more perfect. 

Canvas prints aside, PHOTOWALL also creates wall murals. The standard wall mural is made of non-woven material, which is both stable and durable. The paste is applied directly to the wall and the numbered panels are hung edge to edge. Each panel measures 17.7 inches wide.

PHOTOWALL’s murals come complete with wallpaper paste and step-by-step instructions to ensure the perfect install.  Using both environmentally friendly ink and fire resistant material, makes me love them even more.

Overall, I was super impressed with not only the quality of the finished product but the entire process.  From the ease of placing my order to the speedy free shipping.  I will definitely be ordering some more designs and highly recommend giving their site a glance.  Place an order by May 15th 2018 and save 20% with the coupon code partyof3rfmcampaign2018 .

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Rolling Dice - Fun with Math {Sponsored by Education.com}

Ready for a game that's mostly about strategy with a little luck thrown in for good measure? This dice game is a great way for your child to practice all of the basic math facts and get strategic about deciding when he wants to take a risk, and when he wants to play it safe. Make math fact practice exciting and start rolling the dice!

Rolling Dice 

What You Need:
2 dice
2–4 players
White lined paper or ¼ inch graph paper (one sheet per player)
Pencil

What You Do:
1. Have each player rolls a die and explain that the player who rolls the highest number gets to go first.
2. Now the first player should roll both dice and multiply the two numbers rolled to find their product.


3. Have your child write the product down on the paper. For example, if Player One rolls a 3 and a 5 he should multiply 3 by 5 and write 15 down on his piece of paper.
4. Player One has a choice; he can decide to roll both dice again or choose to pass them to the next player. Why wouldn't a player want to roll again? Well...this game has a few catches:
-If a player rolls a one or a three on his second turn, he must find the product of the two numbers he rolled and then subtract the product from his total.

-If a player rolls a one and a three on his second turn, he must divide his total in half and subtract half of the points he's earned so far. If he rolls a one and a three on his second turn he loses all the points earned so far in the game and must return to zero. The dice then get passed to the next player.

5. If he chooses to roll again, have him multiply the two numbers and add, subtract or divide to determine his new total.
6. Now it's the second player's turn. She can decide to roll the dice either once or twice and perform the necessary calculations to find her total.
7. Players continue to take turns and perform calculations.
8. The first player to reach 300 points is the winner.


Disclaimer: This is a guest post that was written entirely by Shannon at Education.com 

Friday, August 4, 2017

2017 Michigan Ren Fest!!


Take a time-travel adventure into the 16th century at the 38th annual Michigan Renaissance Festival! Join Queen Elizabeth in a jubilee! Inside the turreted gates, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of a 17-acre village, complete with building reproductions of Renaissance shops, taverns and a magnificent castle. Continuous entertainment takes place on the streets and on 17 themed stages; featuring full-contact armored jousting, comedy and theater shows, music, games, people-powered rides and so much more! Fabulous food and more than 300 artisans displaying their gallery-quality works complete the experience!

If you are in the Holly, Michigan area I definitely recommend grabbing some tickets...even if you do not think the festival is for you.  Everyone should experience it at least once in their life.

Open weekends and Labor day August 19th thru October 2nd from 10a to 7p!

Our 2017 Michigan Renaissance Festival Tickets are here and we are so excited to dress up and head to Holly.  The girls, Hubby, and I look forward to visiting the Festival every year because it is so much fun!  Since there is so much to see and do there's fun for the whole family.  The kids love the Mermaid, I love the Jousting and Hubby enjoys the comedy skits and the Pub Crawl.  Those are not even the highlight, the best thing about this festival is the people.  Being a pretty "judge free" zone feel free to let loose, dress up, and just have fun!

Come check out the newest additions to the Ren Fest, including a live unicorn and Merlins Magic Quest!  Every week has a special new theme so be sure to check the calendar before planning your visit.

You can find any information you need on the Michigan Renaissance Festival website

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Jurassic Quest: Coming to a City Near You!!!! ~~Family Pack Giveaway~~


Are you ready to discover the Dinosaurs?  I know we are!!!  I cannot wait to take my little paleontologists to experience the Return of the Dinosaurs next month!!  We are going to charge our Kindles and head an hour and a half north to visit North Americas largest exhibition of life-sized, animatronic, museum quality Dinosaurs!
  
Jurassic Quest could be coming to your area!  




Jurassic Quest Return of the Dinosaurs is an interactive experience that takes you through time from the Middle Triassic to the Late Cretaceous Era! 



The main dinosaur exhibit features over 80 ultra-realistic, life-size ‘animatronic’ dinosaurs. Visitors can interact with these huge creatures, learn about them and even ride a few. It features realistic scenes, enormous dinosaurs, cute baby dinosaurs and lots of fun activities for kids of all ages.


Beyond the exhibit there are lots of fun, engaging activities for kids of all ages. Your young paleontologist can get lots of experience seeing, touching, riding, and digging up their favorite dinosaurs. .

There are even huge T-Rex and Triceratops fossil digs where young paleontologists can uncover long hidden dinosaurs bones, the “Dino Bounce” area with several, towering, dinosaur theme inflatable mazes, face painting, Dino crafts and much more!


This exhibit is an adventure for the whole family and a chance to explore the world of dinosaurs in an exciting, educational, and fun way.

Win Tickets!!!
Our amazing sponsors have offered to give away a Family 4 pack of tickets to the Michigan Exhibit!!  
All kid tickets will be VIP!!!  
Enter to win using the form below.


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

TRU Lite Bedding Products ~ Holiday Gift Guide 2016


Looking for a practical gift this year?  TRU Lite Bedding has some great products that we would like to add to our Holiday Gift Guide 2016 Edition.

1st Featured Item: Premium Waterproof Cotton Mattress Protector


·         Protect against dust mites, allergens, bacteria, germs, urine and other liquids that can make beds and mattresses filthy. You and your loved ones deserve a healthy environment for sleeping. Reduce allergic reactions and discomfort that can disrupt rest. Contains no phthalates, vinyl, PVC, or other irritants.

·         Spills, sweat, urine, and smells will not penetrate onto your mattress.  No more deep cleaning and disinfecting your mattress.


·         With it’s soft, absorbent, and breathable terry cotton you will stay cool throughout the night.  Designed to sleep cool and comfortably with no noise or crinkly plastic sounds.

·         Easy to remove and place on your bed. Slips on just like a fitted sheet.
With elastic sides, it will not bunch up, slide around or slide off the corners of your mattress.  Comes in all sizes - Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King, and Crib Mattress. Machine washable for convenience.

Retail Price: Starting at $59.99 (currently $22.95)
Where to Buy: Amazon


2nd Featured Item: Mattress / Bed Cover - Premium Smooth Mattress Protector

 Completely Protect Your Mattress From Liquids, Bacteria and Dust Mites with TRU Lite Bedding.





Safe Sleeping for Allergy, Eczema, and Asthma Sufferers
Constructed from hypoallergenic materials 
No phthalates, vinyl, PVC, or toxic materials
Protect your family from dust mites, bacteria, pet dander, and other allergens




A Fresh Clean Bed Every Night
100% Waterproof to lock away spills, stains and smells
Perspiration, urine, oil, and other bodily fluids cannot get into mattress
Prevents unsightly staining and lingering odors

Sleep Soundly in a Comfortable Bed
No noisy or crinkling sounds
Breathable microfiber fabric keeps you cool for maximum comfort
Deep pockets fit over pillow-topped mattresses and bed toppers

Easy to Use and Clean
Goes on and off as easy as a fitted sheet
Machine washable
Tumble dry low to preserve waterproof lining

Save Money
Ends the need for mattress deep cleaning and disinfecting
Keeps mattresses in better condition, extending the life of your investment
Lifetime warranty means no risk for you

Retail Price: Starting at $69.99 (currently $18.99)
Where to Buy: Amazon


3rd Featured Item: Bed Wetting Pads
Get The Ultimate In Incontinence and Bed wetting Protection With TRU Lite Bedding's Ultra Absorbent Bed Pads.

Protects Bedding From Moisture Damage and Unsightly Stains
Prevents damage to blankets, mattress toppers and sheets 
Reduces laundry costs and the cost of replacements

Super Absorbent to Lock in Moisture
Ultra effective core can absorb the equivalent of 8 cups of water.
Ensures even large accidents are quickly absorbed reducing discomfort
Reduces potential for skin irritation and sores



Suitable for Adult Incontinence, Child Bed wetting, or Pet Owners
Allows children to sleep soundly by eliminating the need to change bedding overnight
Copes with all levels of adult incontinence from mild to severe
Useful for temporary medical conditions which cause incontinence
Place under pet beds, litter boxes, or other common areas your pet lays.

Quilted for a Comfortable Night's Sleep
Made from super soft fabric and quilted for maximum comfort.
No noisy plastic crinkling noises when turning in bed

Easy to Fit and Maintain
Fitting them on the bed is extremely simple to do
Machine washable and can be dried in the tumble dryer
Can be used time and time again, saving you money and inconvenience


Retail Price: Starting at $18.04
Where to Buy: Amazon


4th Featured Item: TRU Lite Baby's Crib Mattress Protector Pad


Accidents, leaky diapers, and spilled bottles all go right into the mattress and create a perfect breeding ground for mold, dust mites, and GUNK!

The Softest Bamboo Rayon Fiber in Quilted Terry - Featuring superior comfort, high absorbency and stain protection for your crib.

The TRU Lite Baby's Bamboo Rayon Fiber Crib Mattress Protector is a must-have accessory for Moms.



The Benefits Include:

  • Super Soft Surface - you don't even need a sheet.
  • Highly Absorbent, Durable, Breathable, and Waterproof
  • Easy Maintenance - Machine wash on cold separately, Put in the dryer on low heat.
  • Easy to put on a standard crib mattress- Fits like a fitted sheet


CAUTION: High dryer temperatures will damage the waterproof layer

GUARANTEE:
As with all TRU Lite products, the Baby's Bamboo Rayon Fiber Crib Mattress Protector is backed with a Lifetime Satisfaction no-hassle FREE replacement guarantee.


Retail Price: Starting at $24.99 (currently $17.99)
Where to Buy: Amazon

Monday, December 12, 2016

Jenaluca Scoop Set ~ Holiday Gift Guide 2016

No Holiday Gift Guide is complete without Jenalucas 3 piece elegant kitchen scoop gift set.  

Featured Item: Jenaluca Ice Cream Scoop, Cookie Scoop, Melon Scoop 3 Pc Gift Set 
    Included in this set is an ice cream, melon, and a cookie scoop.

CHEF QUALITY - The gleaming 18/8 stainless steel scoops are your culinary solution for elegant food preparation and professional results. Made from premium food grade stainless steel, these superior scoops contain no harmful chemicals or toxins to leach into your food. You can be confident of food safety, strength, and durability with these commercial quality kitchen tools for cooking and baking.

EASY TO USE - Thanks to the innovative cog-and-ratchet scoop with release system (no springs) these scoops relieve pressure on your wrist and hand. With no spring, this perfect scoop glides easily and does not require intense effort or tireless hand strength. Scoop after scoop, working through a large bowl of dough is a breeze. Thoughtfully designed with identical handles, this ergonomic scoop fits comfortably in the left or right hand.

~~ELEGANT GIFT PACKAGING - Each lustrous 18/8 stainless steel scoop is tucked in a plush royal blue velvet bag and all three scoops are placed in a shimmering silver gift box. Ideal bridal shower, wedding, engagement, anniversary, birthday, hostess and housewarming gifts. Perfect holiday gifts as well.


VERSATILE FOR MULTIPLE USES - Use this gourmet scooper to create beautifully rounded balls of ice-cream, sorbet, fruit, and meatballs, and perfectly portioned cookies, cupcakes, muffins, and more.  The Small measures 2 tsp, Medium 1-1/2 Tbl, and the Large 3 Tbl.

Easy to Use - Scoop, Squeeze, Release - Relieves Pressure on the Hand and Wrist

Ergonomic - Thoughtfully Designed - Identical Handles for Left or Right Handed Use

Safe for Home Use - Antibacterial, Food Safe Premium Stainless Steel

Durable and Dishwasher Safe - Won't Pit, Rust, or Corrode

Retail price: $49.95

Where to buy: Amazon