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.



Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fantastic Tips to Care for Your 3-Month-Old Baby


It is a fact to consider that a newborn baby finds it a herculean task to adapt to a new environment. His all of a sudden coming out into this world is something new! The baby is much more attuned to the outside world and highly sensitive to changes in his surroundings. He may feel a sensation of pain, heat, pleasure and cold.

Get Best Toys for Your Baby
During the first two weeks, a newborn usually lacks energy to do something more than sleeping and eating. As soon as he becomes two weeks old, he remains eager to play and lie awake for long. You must have observed that usually a baby plays by sucking something. In such a case, ideas regarding best toys for baby hit the mind.  

It is to be noted that along with making your lovely baby playful, you need to provide the best and selected items. Such choosy items will not at all affect his health. You may opt for developmental toys manufactured by world class companies. Some of the most popular developmental toys include adventure gym. 

Adventure Gym – Suitable for Cutie Tyke 
It has been considered to be a wonderful selection for your cutie tyke. It comprises of a plush octopus and fish that swim above the head of the baby. A large safe mirror and a crib toy get attached to the crib lights up followed by laying a collection of enthralling classical songs. Babies enjoy such exclusive collections.



Only one single piece will not serve the purpose! Another option includes exploration tunnel that is in high demand. It is a crawling tunnel comprising of mesh windows along both sides thus enabling easy keeping of eyes on your tiny toddler. Lots of textures are there to feel along with noises to make will prevent the baby from getting bored.

What to Choose for a Baby Girl?
Also, you may hang some toys from loops inside the tunnel. These are enjoyable universally. In case you have a baby girl, you may go with learn to dress a doll which is a great learning toy. With the help of instructions you may assist her to conclude the dressing tasks. After dressing gets concluded, the doll will sing a happy song which is very much applauding. 


Music keeps our mind fresh and gives energy. Keeping this concept in due consideration, you may opt for musical table. It has been recognized to be the best among a wide collection of best toys for new born babies. It will help one to learn about music and develop movement skills after falling into love with music. 

Points to Ponder Prior Purchasing Baby Toys
Whenever your baby cries, it will be better to hand him these interesting toys rather than a glass of milk. As per experts, crying is a great exercise for babies. It will be better to do your homework prior making final purchase of baby toys. Some of the important points to ponder prior purchasing include:
Verifying its safety standard
Performing own safety checks
Considering life span of the item
Finally, reputation of the manufacturing brand!

In case you are unable to fetch the right type of baby toy from nearby stores, need not worry! Online stores are waiting for you to provide selected items!

For the Best Round Cake, Bake with Trudeau's Round Cake Pan #Review



Thank you to Trudeau for the lovely 9" cake pan. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


Trudeau

The Trudeau Corporation is filled with tradition and has been since 1889, thriving through four generations of ownership. As a leader in the industry, Trudeau continues to create interesting and inspired bakeware. The 9" cake pan is one of eight in Trudeau's collection of specially designed Supra Silicone pans with reinforced steel rims. The silicone provides a flexible non-stick surface while the steel rims prove to be much easier to handle. 



 Here's my cake. 


You can already tell how easily the cake will come out. 

I was lucky enough to try the 9" cake pan. The cake baked perfectly evenly and came out of the pan with very little residue left in the pan. I am so excited to bake more cakes now that it is flawless baking and easier cleaning. 

There is very little left on the bottom. 

Want it? Buy it!

You can have the 9" cake pan for 27.99. 

If you are not a cake baker, check out Trudeau's other products. 

Trudeau 6 Muffin Pan
6 Muffin Pan-$27.99

Trudeau Loaf Pan
Loaf Pan-$24.99

Trudeau 9 Madelein Pan
9 Madelein Pan-$24.99

Show me what you baked with these fabulous pans!


Delicious cake and coffee with little to clean!


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sharing the Love with Cosmic and Eternal Love Bracelets and Coloring Books #review #giveaway



I'm excited to share this beautiful bracelet and coloring book with you!  The Radha bracelet is very feminine and delicate.  It is so pretty and I absolutely love it, but it is very tiny and doesn't fit on my wrist.  My niece will love it and it will look beautiful on her tiny wrist.  I love the little feathers on it.  My favorite part is that it has a very cute magnetic clasp that doesn't even look like a clasp.  That makes it so much easier to put on yourself.  I also love the coloring book that I received.  I love to color.  It is so relaxing and this is one beautiful coloring book.  The details on each page are amazing and I love that there is a sweet love story that goes along with the page you are coloring.  You definitely want to check out these wonderful things from Amrita Sen.  There are some other beauties on the webpage.  


Beautiful bracelet

Love the leaves.

 Nice magnetic clasp

Isn't it lovely??

My new favorite coloring book

Can you imagine this page filled with color?

Look at the amazing details.


                                                                      Radha Bracelet
Bracelet: As unique as you are! Complete any wardrobe choice with this gorgeous silver and pearl beaded bracelet. Enjoy designing your own signature looks by combining this piece with other pieces in the set.
Some info about Amrita Sen...
                                       
 I am a musician and a visual artist.  Oftentimes, people think of music and visual arts to be distinct and unrelated art forms, at least from a technical standpoint.  But for me, when I perform or write music, I see art.  When I draw or paint, I hear music.  I know there are other people like me who “hear color and see notes.”  And I think there are even more people who appreciate those things that combine the two worlds.
When I first learned of the coloring book format, I realized it was not only a way for people to meditate and express their creativity, but it was also a way for people to tap into senses that they thought didn’t exist.  What if a book could make you feel the emotion of a deep love story, see how a world is built and how characters navigate that world and hear the soundscapes they lived in?  And what if you could put your own spin on this book?  That’s what I am hoping to achieve with Cosmic and Eternal Love.  I hope that readers and coloring book enthusiasts have the same multi-dimensional creative experience I had.  I am excited to share this universal story that has existed in Indian mythology for many millennia, and I am even more excited that I had a chance to make it contemporary and fill it with pop music.  Inside the book, you will find 15 original compositions that allow the book to be read like a musical play, -albeit a play with very modern pop music with hints of Bollywood tunes.  I hope you have as much fun as I did!

 Want it?  Buy it!
Head on over to the Cosmic and Eternal Love webpage.  There are so many beautiful items to look at and purchase.  You can also connect with them on Facebook and Instagram.



Want it?  Win it!
One lucky MBP reader will win their own Cosmic and Eternal Love Bracelet and  Coloring Book. This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older. Just use the handy RC entry form below to enter for your chance to win. MBP is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Please see our policies page for details.

Special thanks to Amrita Sen for allowing me to share her beautiful bracelet and coloring book with you all.  It was a pleasure to work with you.









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