Thursday, May 18, 2017

Weekend Happenings

Today Thursday May 18th 

Downtown Container Park Family Movie Night Captain America Civil War starts at sundown 7:45 PM
https://downtowncontainerpark.com/event/captain-america-civil-war-family-movie-night/


Friday May 19th

Twilight Blockbusters Movie Series at Craig Ranch Park Max is the movie activities start at 5 PM movie starts at 7:45 PM
http://www.cityofnorthlasvegas.com/newsdetail_T6_R265.php

Saturday May 20th

Disney Stores Pirates of The Caribbean Event
https://www.disneystore.com/disney-store-locator-and-events/mn/1001278/

Toys'R'Us is having an event with HatchiMals Noon-2 PM
http://www.toysrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=4311963

Micheal's Kid's Club class $2 fee is a Family Terrarium 10 AM- Noon
https://classes.michaels.com/OnlineClasses/control/classDetails?classId=18313%20&storeScheduleId=4582578&sessionId=4215314%20&storeId=2870&categoryId=

Lake Las Vegas is hosting the Dragon Boat races and it is free to watch
https://lakelasvegas.com/events/2017-nevada-international-dragon-boat-festival-may-20-2017

Free craft at Lakeshore Learning Store
is a Tic-Tac-Toe bag
http://www.lakeshorelearning.com/media/images/store_locations/storecrafts/737953_052017.pdf?ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181113&bmUID=1495143436232

Bass Pro Shops fun activities
http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&appID=877&storeID=25

Safari Day at Container Park $9 for tickets
https://downtowncontainerpark.com/event/safari-camp-kids-camp/

Story Time and crafts on the Train in Boulder City regular price to ride the train.
 http://www.nevadasouthern.com/

Funset Kids Club at Galleria Mall will be at 10 AM- 11 AM
http://www.galleriaatsunset.com/event/funset-kids-club/2145487101/

Movies in The District Finding Dory
http://shopthedistrictgvr.com/events/greenvalley-may-outdoor-movie-nights

Music at Lake Las Vegas
https://lakelasvegas.com/events/deja-vu-dance-band-may-20-2017-mubjdhw7qrlz

Sunday May 21st

Toys'R'Us is doing a Pre-Memorial Day activity
http://www.toysrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=4311963

Monday May 22nd

Tuesday May 23rd

Wednesday May 24th

StoryTime in the Square at Town Square 11 AM- Noon
https://www.facebook.com/events/1548838265146764/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2244%22%2C%22unit_ref%22%3A%22suggested_events%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22%5B%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22permalink%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22RHC%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A%5B%5D%7D%5D%22%7D

Thursday May 25th

Container Park Family Movie is The Amazing SpiderMan
https://downtowncontainerpark.com/event/amazing-spiderman-family-movie-night/

Friday May 26th

Saturday May 27th

Craft at Lake Shore Learning Store Stars and Stripe wind sock
http://www.lakeshorelearning.com/media/images/store_locations/storecrafts/737953_052717.pdf?ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181113&bmUID=1495143517057

Bass Pro Shops fun activities
http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&appID=877&storeID=25

Micheals' Kid's Crafts $2
https://classes.michaels.com/OnlineClasses/control/classDetails?classId=18314%20&storeScheduleId=4586563&sessionId=4215340%20&storeId=2870&categoryId=

MicroSoft Stores are doing their YouthSpark Summer Camps again and they start June 1st
https://www.thefashionshow.com/en/events/youthspark-summer-camps-13375.html?intcmp=fashion-show-events;promotile;youthspark-summer-camps-youthspark-summer-camps


The Movie lists and schedules are out for the $1 movies at Cinemark and Regal Theaters.

CineMark's link is this and you get a deal if you buy before
https://www.cinemark.com/summer-movie-clubhouse

Regal Theaters link
https://www.regmovies.com/movies/summer-movie-express#Nevada

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mom Meet group sampling of Melt Probiotic Spread

I was given the opportunity to sample with a group of moms Melt Probiotic Spread. I found it at Sprouts Farmer's Market. We tried it on some yummy muffins, whole grain bread, and a baguette. The muffins' flavors over powered the spreads flavor, not that there is one, but it was great to spread onto the crumbly muffins. It was easy to spread and is a great alternative to butter. Everyone that tried it liked it, even the kids. I don't go to Sprouts often so I can't say I'd buy it instead of the butter I buy now because it's not offered where I usually shop. If it was sold where I usually shop I would consider purchasing it instead of what I currently buy. This is some of us trying it.

Spintales Storytime Rug



In April I had the chance to try out a new product from the company SpinTales. They have a rug that is in a jungle setting and a duvet that is a castle setting. Along with those products there is an app that allows parts of the rug or duvet (depending on what you have) interact with the user. It is a fun rug and the stories on the app are cute, the main pitfall is the app and the rug doesn't always sync together. To activate the app you have to match a picture on the rug. We would match the picture on the app to the spot on the rug and the interaction did not always work. That can be frustrating as a parent reading the story and even more frustrating for a child trying to read it themselves. The app does not cost any extra which is good, but the cost of the product one would expect the app to work with the pictures every time and not at just the right angle and zoom. We tried it with different devices thinking that could have been the issue, but it wasn't. I am still going to use the rug and app and it will be part of a story time at an indoor play place. I am hoping the children will enjoy it as much as the children that got to see it at the party did. Below are the pictures of the children on the rug and the families taking pictures of the kids playing on it. #SpintalesStorytimeRug #Tryazon #Gotitfree












Kaskey Kids Figures

In February I hosted a party for a major sporting event. For that event I was chosen to host a Kaskey Kids party from Trayzon. I know it's May now at that was months ago, I wanted to post sooner, however my computer bit the bullet and still needs to be fixed. I'm using my husband's for now and it took me that long to get used to it. I got a lot of figures to put out as decorations and have the children play with. My children aged 4-14 all enjoyed playing with the figures. The only thing  my children missed with the figures is a loose football. I put the figures on my 7 layer dip and a cake. Those that came to the party got to take home their own box that had either 1 or a surprise of 2 figures. I did get the figures free to use and write a review. I'm not sure I would buy these products on their own unless they were requested by someone to use as a decoration. Below are the pictures of how we used them and the group at the party. #Trayzon #KaskeyKids







Thursday, November 17, 2016

Tryazon SmartGames:Master of the brains party review

I was selected to host a SmartGames party to try out some of their games. Here is their website http://www.smartgamesusa.com/ The games we tried were IQ XOXO, Busy Bugs, and Ghost Hunters. I was hosting a House Party Kikkoman dinner party along with the SmartGames and having the games helped the guests be entertained while the food finished cooking.
 Here are a few kids playing while waiting for others to come and the food to be ready. My oldest son likes the IQ XOXO game and played it all night. Here he is playing it.

Here is everyone trying to play with the minimal lighting we had. Everyone at the party enjoyed the games and played them all night. Overall they are fun games and are brain teasers that are great for age 5 to 99.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Review of Jif™ Peanut Butter and Naturally Flavored Cinnamon Spread

As many of my readers are aware I am all about trying things for free and then telling everyone about the items. One of the sites I receive sponsored products from is Crowdtap. I was selected from an application to sample Jif Peanut Butter and Naturally Flavored Cinnamon Spread. I was on the fence about purchasing this spread when I first heard about it as I was concerned the cinnamon flavor would be too overwhelming. When I received my sample my children were excited to try it. I put some bread in the toaster and put the spread on it. I was pleasantly surprised that the cinnamon flavor was not overwhelming and in fact after biting into my toast the flavor reminded me more of a peanut butter and honey flavor. The peanut butter and honey flavor took me back to my childhood eating peanut butter and honey with my father. I also tried the spread in my favorite cookie recipe of No Bake Oatmeal cookies. I substituted half a cup of peanut butter with half a cup of the peanut butter and naturally flavored spread. The cookies tasted good. I would recommend this product to my friends and my readers. The only downfall is there is not a bigger container.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Q Wunder EQTainment Review #QWunder #Tryazon

On September 23rd I had a party at my home to introduce my friends and their children to EQtainment's Q the monkey, games, stories, stuffed animal, TV episode, and app. Here is a picture of what I got for free

My youngest was excited for the party pack and wanted to open it right away. EQtainment created Q a genius monkey that lives with the Wunder family. Although Q is a genius he does not always know the correct way to react to different situations or emotional times. EQtainment is trying to help parents and teachers teach children emotional intelligence. Here is a link to their website: http://eqtainment.com/
The game is Q's Race To The Top, it is a 4 player board game with 3 different colored cards that match the path to the top of the board. The cards are "You", "Q", and "Do". "You" cards are blue and they are cards asking the player a situational question ie: "You want to talk to your mother, but she is talking to another adult, what would you do?" The "Q" cards are green and ask situational questions involving Q the monkey ie: "Q's sister Mila has drawn a beautiful picture that everyone praises her for. Q has drawn a better picture, what should Q do with his picture?" The "Do" cards are orange and are activities for the player to actually do ie: "Bend your elbows with your hands out like you are holding a tray. Turn one hand opposite to the other, then switch. Do this 20 times." I have played this game with children 3 years-9 years old and they all enjoyed it and asked to play it again. One thing I did notice is when doing the "Do" cards everyone starts to do the activity, which I think is fun and cooperative. Here is a link to the game: http://shop.eqtainment.com/products/qs-race-to-the-top 

In addition to Q's Race To The Top game there was a to go version that includes the cards in a tin. There is no board only questions and actions. Here is the link to that:  http://shop.eqtainment.com/products/qs-on-the-go-pack

We also got a Q-Time Buddy to use to help children have quiet time and learn to focus. The plush has some weighted middle. Here is the product link:
http://shop.eqtainment.com/products/q-time-buddy

While waiting for all the guests to come to the party the kids were able to color in the Q coloring book. It has comments on each picture:
http://shop.eqtainment.com/products/qs-coloring-book

After the board game was done I put the CD in my computer to have the children listen to the storybook about Q's Wild Ride:
http://shop.eqtainment.com/products/qs-wild-ride-cd-storybook

While listening to the story I told the parents there about the Q-Wunder app that they could download to interact more with Q. Here are the 2 links they sent me to share the app. It has a $7.99 monthly subscription fee.
Apple / iOs: https://app.appsflyer.com/id1147936476?pid=Email&c=hollyschilling 
Android: https://app.appsflyer.com/com.eqtainment.qwunder?pid=Email&c=hollyschilling  

Here is a link to show more about the app: http://players.brightcove.net/5005079482001/default_default/index.html?videoId=5132567398001

Now that I've described the products I will say that all of my children 3 yrs-14 yrs enjoy the game and the coloring book. My 3 year old hears the Q theme song and comes running to watch, even though it is the same episode since we did not sign up for the monthly app subscription. The episode on the app will personalize it to your child's name. My friend that I co-hosted the party with had downloaded the app and when we clicked on the video it said my son's name. That helps the child be more involved and feel part of the action. I think the concept is great and was glad to be selected to host the EQtainment- The Q Wunder Movement Party that I applied to at #Tryazon http://www.tryazon.com/The parents and teachers I have shared the EQtainment products with like the idea of teaching emotional intelligence and how cute Q Wunder the monkey is.
If you would like to get in on the Q Wunder movement and purchase any of these products there is a 20% off code: House Party
to use on the EQtainment website.

Overall I like the products that were provided in the party pack. The app has not been a huge hit with my family, the only thing my children have had access to is the one pilot episode, which can get old. I like the app concept though and tracking my children's path and progress, I'm just not able to purchase a monthly subscription. Maybe the option for a one time purchase for the app would be something my family could consider.
I did get products free to review, my opinion is 100% honest.
Pictures of the party goers.