August 29, 2016

Summer Travel Series: Reach for the Stars at PARI


The Carolina mountains is such a mystical place, it can easily hide gems that you won't know are there unless you really look close enough. It's like a game of hide and seek except with this one, you get unfettered help from a reliable GPS device to find your way! Thank God for GPS!  Finding a place is made easy. Places like the relatively hidden PARI (Pisqah Astronomical Research Institute). This is why, pleaseeee don't let anything, by that I mean, your husband, complicate your straightforward route... And if your husband ever decide to override the ability of your GPS and tells you "I know where I'm going"... Um, no. Just no. Trust the freakin' GPS.

So, why did we choose PARI to explore this time?

August 22, 2016

Summer Travel Series: 12 Last-Minute Destinations Before You Go Back-to-school Crazy

Devil's Head outlook in Chimney Rock

In a week, life is going to freaking flip the switch off from Summer leisure to Back-to-school chaos for me. You don't see it but I'm totally screaming in protest at the mere idea of it. Not totally prepared to give up my laid-back, Summer lazy days, sleep-till-when-mornings, and of course, the time I have my daughter home with me all day. Yes, contrary to popular belief, I do love having my child home, 24-7, and all the whip-cracking insanity that goes with it! Disclaimer: our kids are not going to stay young forever. So, I cherish every moment of it with mine with all the cray-cray-ness of it all. That, including cramming in last-minute travel adventures before chaos finally sets in. So, where do we go?

July 5, 2016

Escape The Intense Heat All Summer Long at Carowind's New Carolina Harbor Waterpark


Summer and Summer heat is upon us - and with a vengeance! It's so hot out there, it's enough to cook a pizza in the open heat! Yes, pizza. Not just eggs anymore. It's pizza! But, don't get caught under all these intense heat and melt - literally. Hiding in the comfort of your air conditioned home is not a very good Summer-long option either. Not with the kids home for the Summer and the inevitable threat of cabin fever - you've got to be kidding yourself if you opt to endure these! - You'll go nuts! Count on it.

But you don't have to. There is no need to. Here's a great option to get your family and your Summer vacation off to a great start, or Summer-long, whichever applies to you. All you need to do is go to Carowind's and take advantage of their new Carolina Harbor Waterpark. Your kids will thank you for it and so will yourself! Best of all, you won't be subjected to the nasty angst of FOMO.

July 1, 2016

Sharing Some Pixie Dust Love with a Mickey Mouse Plush Giveaway


We've been blessed to get showered with magical Pixie dust this year and we want to share some of that magical pixie dust with you as our simple way of saying THANK YOU and we appreciate you! To do that, we're giving away this cute and cuddly Authentic Disney Mickey Mouse 15" Plush toy! - The iconic symbol of Disney Parks. You must agree it's a very appropriate treat! If it doesn't make the little girl in you go "squeee!" - our, ahem, next giveaway probably will. But, for now, GO ENTER and Good luck! 

June 30, 2016

Contributor Review: Disney's The BFG is Big on Gloriumptious Fun


Editors Note: The BFG officially opens on Friday, July 1st. We received a media invite to preview the movie. Our Contributor Nigel covered the movie. Check out his hilarious take on BFG.

Be prepared to get Gobblefunked
Disney's latest adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic, The BFG, have big, funny surprises in store for you in a very GobbleFunk kind of way!

BFG which stands for Big Friendly Giant, is peppered with dialogues full of Roald Dahl's own language called Gobblefunk throughout this wonderful story that is told with amazing visuals and music woven together by the great Steven Spielberg.

June 29, 2016

June 28, 2016

The BFG Dream Sweepstakes and Activity Sheets For You While You Wait


The BFG officially opens on July 1st but while you're waiting, here's a few sweet treat to start you and your little kiddos off.

Enter the BFG Dream Sweepstakes. All you need to do is share your dream. THAT simple. You'll win a trip for four to England and France! If I were you, I'd hurry and enter. Wait, I already did! - You can enter on Facebook or Twitter.

June 27, 2016

Go Beyond the Grill with LightLife Smart Dogs (Recipe + Giveaway) #MomsMeet


I've been asked so many times how I manage to cook meals for a vegetarian spouse when I and my daughter are meat-eaters. Truth is, it's really easy. Made easier with the fact that my daughter and I are Flexitarians - by influence, and smart choice on my part. Rather than cooking two different dishes and giving me more work in the kitchen than I would like to, I choose to stick with the vegetarian option which worked pretty well for us for years now.

With this being said, we have tried and tested every possible "meatless" vegetarian options currently out in the market to supplement mostly of my husband's "meat" protein requirements. We have a few favorite that is a regular in our shopping list. Now, I should say that one of the most hard-to find, good-tasting "meatless" versions of deli meats is the hotdogs. We've tried LightLife before but we were not too impressed with it. However, with their more improved recipe, I think it deserves a second taste-test. This is why when Green Moms Meet asked me to try LightLife Smart Dogs meatless veggie hot dogs, I couldn't resist.

June 18, 2016

Contributor Review: Finding Dory Will Swim Straight To Your Heart And You'll Love Her Forever


Editors Note:  Finding Dory finally opened in theaters everywhere. We received a media invite by Disney to preview the movie and our contributor and movie buff Nigel had been assigned to cover it. See what he and his young sidekick have to say about the movie.

Dory's Secret is Finally Out
With high expectations, my daughter Sara and I sat anxiously inside the dimly-lit theater waiting to see what Finding Dory, the latest movie from Disney Pixar, and sequel to the 2003 hit Finding Nemo, had in store for us. Here's the truth without giving out spoilers: The movie did not disappoint at all! From the time it started with the now customary Pixar short right before the main attraction, to the scene after the credits had rolled to the very end, I can safely say that we, as with the audience present, based entirely on our reactions, totally loved it! - And here's why...

Sneak Peek on Disney's New Upcoming Movie: Moana


Walt Disney Animation Studios’ has another new feature film in their roster of new movies for the year, slated to open in November 23, 2016. The new movie “Moana”. It is about an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui, sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and save her people. Watch the official trailer below to catch a glimpse at how exciting this movie is and one worth looking forward to!


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