Monday, February 27, 2017

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - "Gaston" Film Clip!


Be our guest and take a look at this new Gaston clip from Disney's Beauty and the Beast! We're so excited for this movie, and cannot wait to see it in theatres! What do you think of the clip?



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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST opens in theatres everywhere on March 17th!

Why Your Curb Appeal Is Important

Many homeowners take a lot of pride in the insides of their home, but they don’t try as hard with the outside. How attractive your home looks on the outside is called your ‘curb appeal’ and it’s actually really important. 

Why Is Curb Appeal So Important?
Curb appeal is important for a variety of reasons. The number one reason it’s so important, is when selling your home, the first impression of your home is going to make a massive difference. The first few seconds of a person viewing your house is going to make an impact on them, whether they consciously realize it or not. If you have a dirty car and an overgrown garden, it isn’t going to make them feel great regardless of what you have to offer inside. Making a good impression on buyers as soon as they see your home is crucial.

Not only that, your curb appeal is going to help bump up the value of your home. Small changes you make to the outside could help you to get better offers from potential buyers. Finally, curb appeal will make an impression on your friends and other guests too. First impressions count, whether this person is thinking of buying your home or not! 



What Can You Do To Improve Your Curb Appeal? 
So, with that in mind, what can you do to improve your curb appeal? There are a number of things you can do:

Make Repairs
Start off by making any repairs you need to make to the outside of your home. This could be garage door repairs or cracks in the brickwork that need to be filled in. Make sure you get everything repaired so that the outside of your home is pretty flawless! 

Cut Your Grass And Create An Amazing Garden
Having an amazing garden is important too. While it doesn’t necessarily need to be a tropical paradise, it should be clean and tidy. Planting colorful flowers and getting rid of weeds will go an awfully long way. 

Add Accessories
Why not add accessories to your garden to improve the curb appeal? You could add windchimes, little figurines, and even water features. People decorate the insides of their home, so don’t be afraid to do it to the outside. 



Paint Your Door 
Painting your door a brighter color could help to increase the interest of your home and make it look inviting. As well as painting your door, you can add new lettering, give your home a name, add a cool matt, and even update your post box. Make that entrance as warm and inviting as you can. 

Wash Your Car 
No, you aren’t selling your car. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t contribute to your curb appeal! Washing your car will have a subconscious effect on people, and automatically make a better impression. 

Now you know why your curb appeal is so important, you can get to work on it. Whether you plan on selling your home now or not, it’s going to make a big difference!

The Poseidon Children’s Sonic Toothbrush Makes Brushing a Fun Adventure #ToiletTreeProducts


Thank you to ToiletTree products for providing me with product in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opions shared are my own.

How do you know if your child is really getting their teeth clean? Since B was just a little baby, we have tried to instill good oral health habits in him, which includes brushing his teeth twice a day, and flossing. When we assisted with tooth brushing, I was confident that his mouth and teeth were really clean, but now that B takes care of his own mouth, I'm not always sure that he is spending adequate time brushing his teeth. I don't want to hover, so having a product that helps B get his teeth super clean on his own and makes brushing fun for him is a win-win for all involved.


 ToiletTree is excited to introduce a brand new addition to our Poseidon oral care line, the Children’s Sonic LED Toothbrush. This unique, light up toothbrush will take the fight out of brushing time and is available in pink or blue.

 
The Poseidon Children's Sonic Toothbrush in blue.

What makes these Toothbrushes great for kids? The Poseidon Children’s Sonic Toothbrush features a brush head that lights up with a rainbow of bright LED colors that will make brushing fun. Kids are actually excited to brush their teeth! The Sonic Toothbrush also features an automatic turn off after 2-minutes, ensuring children are meeting the dentist recommended brushing time.

The toothbrush is blue (also available in pink), and features a tiny Poseidon at the base.

The clear part of the toothbrush changes colors throughout the 2 minute brush time!

B was really excited to give this toothrbrush a try. It's the first sonic toothbrush he's ever used, so it was definitely something new and fun for him. B and I both love that the toothbrush automatically turns off after two minutes. This means that B now knows exactly how long to brush for, and I don't have to stand over him, watching, counting, or singing a song to measure his brushing time.

The sonic toothbrush works with B to get his teeth super clean. He loves the way it tickles as it works to lift the plaque from his teeth and get them squeaky clean.

Brushing has never been so much fun!

Other features include: High quality DuPont bristles and 16,000 pulses per minute will help keep your child’s teeth clean and healthy.  It runs on one AAA battery that's included with your purchase. These toothbrushes are perfect for new brushers, and would make a wonderful addition to your child's Easter basket this year!


Want it? Get it!


Where to buy: Available for only $17.95 on ToiletTreeProducts.com and Amazon.com.
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Special thanks to our friends at ToiletTree Products for allowing me to share about their new toothbrushes! Look for them in our 2017 Easter Gift Guide!

Spring is in the air! #motivationalmonday


The weather has been so, so beautiful here the past week and looking ahead for this week.  I'll take 80 degrees in February.  The trees and flowers are blooming and the sky have been beautiful.  I plan to enjoy every minute of this beautiful weather outside with my kiddos.  Recess and beautiful weather go hand in hand!  Enjoy some pictures I snapped while Bolt and I took a nice walk around our neighborhood.

I love this gorgeous tree.

Could this purple be any brighter?

And the pink...

Pretty in Pink

A sure sign of Spring!

Now...let's just hope that we don't get another blast of Winter in March!  
Enjoy your week!


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Weekends with the Wigglesworths- Hello 60s


It's Saturday, and although it is supposed to be a rainy day here in Connecticut, I am so happy  because it is also supposed to be day 3 of temperatures in the 60s! 


Today. we will be going to cousin T's birthday party! He turned 8 on Thursday and the girls are really excited to celebrate with him. Part of the excitement might just be because the party is at 
Sky Zone, but most of it comes out of love for their cousin.

These 3 have a lot of fun together!


 At some point this weekend, we also have to find time to get to work on D's science fair project. The actual experiment is finished, she just needs to get all of the information onto her board. She decided to use 3 different types of juice (orange, apple, and lemon) to see which one could clean a penny the best. She made her hypothesis, we took pictures of the before, during, and after, and she made her observations. She has been so excited to be taking part in a science fair and I cannot wait to see her project on display! 

Which penny do you think came out the cleanest? 

I hope that you have a fantastic weekend!





Friday, February 24, 2017

Meet the Stars at The Hollywood Wax Museum, Myrtle Beach


Thank you to Hollywood Wax and Entertainment Center Myrtle Beach for providing me with complimentary admission in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own.

Our family loves to visit Myrtle Beach, SC. We go every year after Christmas, and it's so nice to be there during the off season when it's far less crowded. Since it's too cold to hit the beach that time of the year, we always look for other fun things to do. We love to head down toward Broadway at the Beach, and right across the street is the Hollywood Wax Museum and Entertainment Center. This place is a 3-in-1 fun zone for families! 

The Hollywood Wax Museum is a landmark in Myrtle Beach and a highlight of Broadway at the Beach. At the intersection of Highway 17 Bypass and 21st Avenue in Myrtle Beach, Hollywood Wax Museum is the only wax museum in the country devoted entirely to celebrity figures. The two-story Museum will bring Myrtle Beach tourists and locals into the world of Hollywood Stars and allow visitors to get close to some of the most famous people in show business, recreated so faithfully that you'd swear they were alive. Hollywood Wax Museum houses tons of uncanny replicas, lending themselves to fun photo opportunities for guests. If you're waxing for fun things to do in Myrtle Beach, SC this summer or if you're visiting the beautiful Grand Stand any time of year, the Hollywood Wax Museum is a must-see.

We were excited to tour the museum and 'meet' some of our favorite stars!

B with Robert Downey, Jr. He was so excited to meet Tony Stark!


Another favorite- Captain Jack Sparrow!

Daddy's favorite guy- Indiana Jones!

 A lot of the scenes had props, so you were encouraged to use them, dress up, and take as many photos as you like with the wax figures. B really thought this was fun. He loves dressing up anyway, and was excited to play and act out some scenes with favorite characters and stars. Dressing up like pirates was a lot of fun! There were a lot of stars he didn't recognize, but the grown-ups knew all of the stars, and we had a lot of fun just looking at their likenesses.

Breakfast at Tiffany's with Audrey Hepburn.

My dad with Lucille Ball (though he did see Lucille Ball in real life when he was growing up in California!)

Me giving Martha Stewart a run for her money... it's a good thing.

No worries, Martha- you can keep your day job.

I enjoyed walking through and reading about so may awesome leading ladies. I loved the Lucy and Martha Stewart sets. Sometimes I just have way too much fun! From the lovely ladies, we went to the monsters sets, which had chracters from Alien, Frankenstien, Scream, and many others. Some were a little creepy for B, and he hurried right past them. Baby S was interested in everything she saw. 

Alien... so scary!

Meeting Count Dracula.

Jennifer Aniston's closet.

Look who I found in the wedding chapel! They even had wedding dresses you could slip on and take pictures in!

A fun laser maze room! Only a ninja can make it through! PS- I made it through on the easy level!

We made it out of the room of lasers, which was so much fun! I couldn't convince B to go in and give it a try, but all of the adults took a turn. There were different difficulty levels that you could set it to if you wanted a true challenge. The goal is to make it through the maze without going through a laser beam. We stepped over and crawled under tons of green lasers to get to the other side!

After the laser challenge, we made our way down to the hall of music, and were met by tons of figures of famous musicians. I thought the figure of Lady Gaga was pretty close! I also loved the figures of Dolly Parton and Michael Jackson- they were spot on!

Gaga.

Madge

Complete the picture spinning game.

I finally got my Oscar! Thank you, thank you!

B, dancing with Charlie!

Dad & Dolly

Cheers!

Hangin' with my favorite vampires in Forks.

Coffee and cannoli with Owen Wilson- even though he's not my favorite Wilson brother.

 Pink and Katy Perry

You exit the museum through the gift shop, of course. There were mostly cute little things to pick up and take home, and most everything was fairly priced. 

The Hollywood Wax and Entertainment Center also houses a Zombie Outbreak walk through, as well as Hannah's Maze of Mirrors. A full pass to the entertainment center gets you into all three! I was not interested in the Zombie Outbreak, and it was way too scary for B, so we did not go through that one. We did go through the Maze of Mirrors, which I'll share about in my next post.

Gift shop, filled with fun souvenirs!

We had such a fun time going through the Hollywood Wax Museum and playing around in all of the fun sets. This is as close as we'll ever get to meeting the stars, so it was truly enjoyable. It's a fun way to spend a few hours at the beach. We spent about two hours going through the Wax Museum, and about 30 minutes in the mirror maze. It's the perfect way to spend a rainy day, or to enjoy a hot afternoon!

Want to go? Check it out!

Head on over to the Hollywood Wax Museum to learn more about one of Myrtle Beach's most popular family attractions. Buy tickets online, and don't forget to check out the group rates if you have a large party.