Stock Up on Fig Bars for the Holidays!

This post was created in partnership with Nature's Bakery fig bars. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Nature's Bakery fig barsThe holiday season can be stressful and chaotic, and our good eating habits tend to go out the window for a few weeks (months?)  This year, I decided to have healthier snack foods on hand for our family and I have been proven time and time again how smart this was!

Running errands with the kids?  Don't stop for fast food, grab a Nature's Bakery fig bar.  Wrapping gifts and don't want to stop?  Fig bars.  Watching a Christmas program and need to dig a delicious but healthy snack out of your bag?  Fig bars!  Every time one of us gets hungry, instead of grabbing something unhealthy, I get a Nature's Bakery fig bar.  All three of the boys (ages 6, 4, and 1) LOVE fig bars.  Their favorite flavors are blueberry and strawberry, but all six of the delicious flavors are satisfying, healthy, non-GMO, and trans fat free.  Other flavors include: apple cinnamon, raspberry, peach apricot, lemon, mango, and fig.  Yum!  Each package contains two mini fig bars, which are the perfect size for little hands.  The sticky center can be a little messy, but when something tastes so good, it's hard to make much of a mess.  
Nature's Bakery Fig BarsNon-GMO ingredients include:  stone ground whole wheat flour, dried cane syrup, brown rice syrup, fig paste, canola oil, rolled oats, oat fiber, ammonia-free caramel color, sea salt, citric acid, natural flavors, baking soda, and more, depending on the flavor.  (The blueberry fig bar is colored with red cabbage extract!)

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Join Me for a #GiftOutsideTheBox Christmas Twitter Party on Wednesday!

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'Tis the season for gift giving and celebrations!  Make time for good deeds and paying it forward, too!  Join me and other great hosts and co-hosts for a fun Twitter party!

When:  Wednesday, December 10th at 1 PM, ET (noon CT/11 am MT, 10 am PT)

Where:  Twitter, following #GiftOutsideTheBox

RSVP here

What the Party is about:  Are you planning on giving back this holiday season? While doing good deeds is a great idea all year, the spirit of the holiday season gives us even more inspiration to pay it forward.

Paying it forward means to perform an act of kindness without expecting anything in return, other than the person receiving the act of kindness doing something nice for someone else. It’s a simple, powerful concept that can change the lives of others and make us feel great. Doing something nice for a friend, neighbor, or even a complete stranger also makes you happier and less stressed – and we all need that during this hectic time of year.

Join SBLI and Charley Johnson, President of the Pay it Forward Foundation, for a Twitter party to share tips and ideas for how we can pay it forward this holiday season. We’ll also be talking about how you can get the whole family involved in paying it forward, and how to teach your kids the importance of spreading kindness.

Prizes: We will be giving away five prizes to randomly selected winners. Five winners who answer trivia questions during the party will receive $50 VISA gift cards, and a Pay it Forward bracelet!

Hosts: @SavingsBankLife and @charleypif

Co-hosts:  

Danielle, Simmworks:  @simmworksfamily
Dawn, Homemaking Hacks: @dawnchats
Gena, Life with Captain Fussybuckets: @cptfussybuckets

Jamie, Roubinek Reality: @jmroubinek

Kristin, Exploring Domesticity: @ExpDomesticity

Leila, Life as Leels: @LifeasLeels

Melissa, Outnumbered 3-1: @OutnumberedMama

Tesa, 2 Wired 2 Tired: @2Wired2Tired

 

New Series on Netflix – “VeggieTales in the House” {giveaway, too!}

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The Captain is really getting into Veggie Tales lately!  It's a fun, safe, and I feel good about him watching it.  Well, a NEW series – "Veggie Tales In The House" is a Netflix original, and it is delightful and fun, as well!  The veggies have a new look and all new adventures.  Veggie Tales in the House weaves morals into good old family fun.  The Captain really enjoys the privilege of watching this new series on Netflix on the iPad.

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The all new series remains true to the values-driven storytelling that has made VeggieTales such a beloved part of childhood.  The episodes are 22 minutes long and only available for Netflix members in the US, Canada, Latin America, UK, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux, and France to watch instantly.  In each of the episodes, two separate 11 minute stories impart important life lessons designed to captivate audiences of all ages.  Every episode has brand new songs and the closing phrase that has been with VeggieTales since the beginning:  "God made you special, and He loves you very much."

And if you're worried, Netflix has great parental controls.  Set it to where kids can only watch shows tailored to them, so no bad content reaches their little eyes.  We have ours set for only G rated shows and movies to be able to be accessed, and of course "VeggieTales in the House" is just that.  Perfect for the whole family.  Visit the official website to learn more.

To go along with the brand new Netflix series, check out the Veggie Tales Holiday Hotline.  It's a fun way to get holiday recipes, silly songs, vegetable jokes, Bible verse of the day, and more!  And…it's free!

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I am excited to give one reader their own 3 month subscription to Netflix.  Just enter in the Rafflecopter form below.  Giveaway ends 12/15/14 and is open to US/CAN only.  Good luck!

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How to Keep Your Marriage Strong (Even After Having Children)

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

How to Keep Your Marriage Strong

Marriage is hard, guys.  It really is.  No one ever told me it would be…not that I would have listened.  It takes constant work and attention to make a marriage work.  People drift apart and marriages fail.  Add children to the mix and time and attention has to be split.  It can get messy and often, it does, unfortunately.  

Hubby and I have a strong marriage, but we had to make adjustments when we became parents.  The most stressful time, in my opinion, was when the Captain was about 3 and D was 1.  We were still adjusting to Hubby's new job, living in a new town, and being a family of four.  It seemed like the Captain kept getting sick and D had chronic ear infections.  It was hard to be optimistic about anything and our relationship did suffer because we didn't prioritze correctly.  Instead of turning to each other, we just bickered a lot.  It was hard.  It felt like we were in a hole and we had no idea how to get out.  But, by the grace of God, we managed to get out, but we had to do it together.  We realized what was important to us and did everything to make things better….and it worked. 

Obviously I'm not a professional marriage counselor and we have only been married for 9 1/2 years, but here are my personal tips to keep your marriage strong….or at least what has worked for us.

1.  Respect each other.  This should be obvious, but respect is missing in a lot of relationships.  I try to remember….if I don't want my spouse doing it, then I don't need to be doing it.  If you don't want your spouse badmouthing you to his/her friends, don't do it either.  If you don't want your spouse to go to lunch with a member of the opposite sex, don't do it either (even if it is "completely innocent" to you.)  If you don't want your spouse looking at naked pictures online, you don't do it either.  This also goes for respecting their opinion, which was a huge pill for me to swallow.  No man likes to be belittled and told that his opinion doesn't matter.  Men need respect from their wives and if my husband feels strongly about something, then I make it a point to respect his opinion and work with him instead of just doing whatever it is I want to do.  This is especially true about parenting.  Even though I may spend more time with the kids, he is still their dad and needs to have an opinion, too.  Just think….what will happen if one day he stops having an opinion?  That means he doesn't care and is disengaged.

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2.  Go on dates.  Oh man, is this a hard one.  I can always find a million reasons why Hubby and I don't need to go out on a date.  No one wants to baby-sit three kids, we need to save our money, Baby Brother is going to cry, blah blah blah, the list goes on and on.  But, the truth is…uninterrupted dates are so nice and we must make it a priority.  Even if we are only gone for an hour, it is nice to be able to devote all of our attention on each other without having to worry about the kids.

3.  Give your spouse what he/she needs.  Find out what it is that they need and make every effort to give it to them.  When Baby Brother is having sleepless nights, Hubby has helped me out so I can get a nap or at least some extra help with the boys (or a coffee on the really bad days!)  He always asks if I need anything if he is at the store and I always check with him, too.  But beyond that, we need to find out what our spouse needs and try as hard as we can to give it to them.  Love, respect, intimacy, companionship, a button sewed back on a shirt, a warm cup of coffee….it could be big or small, but it's important!

4.  Communicate.  It's hard with kids to get an untinterrupted word in.  Hubby and I text all day because we have to.  If we didn't, we wouldn't have a clue what was going on!  It's not a constant thing, but if I need to tell him something, I'll send him a text.  If I'm thinking about him, I'll send him a text.  Some days are long and a text from the hubby makes it easier.  And, since our kids go to bed later than the average kid, there's not a lot of time we have to sit around and chat together, but we try as much as we can.  Find a way to communicate, no matter how you go about it.

5.  Have a daily devotional.  I know there is never enough time in the day for everything you want to accomplish, but taking a 5-10 minute break to just read together, pray together, and reflect on a prompt is so helpful.  And it makes communicating easier.

Hubby and I have been enjoying the couple's devotional "Awaken Love" from "THE SONG" movie.  It was written by Kyle & Desirae Idleman and is a fantastic, short, easy to read through devo that can help you and your spouse discuss important topics and either keep the flame alive or awaken love in your marriage.  No matter what your story is, I think you will benefit from this devo.  We certainly have!

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Here is a preview of "The Song" movie, which was inspired by the Song of Solomon from the Bible.  It is about marriage, adultery, reconciliation, and redemption.  I haven't seen it, but it looks like a tear jerker for sure.  (It should be noted again that you don't have to have these issues in your marriage to get a huge benefit from the couple's devo book!)

Visit "The Song" movie website for additional resources and enter to win a copy of this great couple's devotional book in the Rafflecopter below!  Giveaway ends December 10, 2014!

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The Boxcar Children DVD {giveaway, closed}

 This post has been brought to you by Propeller Consulting, LLC.  Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

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The boys love to have movie night and let's be honest, so do I!  The problem for me, however, is finding good, wholesome movies that are entertaining and hold the boys' attention.  I had always heard about "The Boxcar Children" book series but sadly, had never read the books.  But, I had an idea that "The Boxcar Children" animated movie would be  good one.  And I love the fact that it is rated G and endorsed by the Dove Foundation!

We had movie night and just as I had hoped….both D, who is 3 and the Captain, who is 5, ADORED this movie.  They watch it any chance they get.  It's fun, entertaining, and gives you the warm fuzzies.  It's just an honesty terrific family movie. 

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The storyline is this:  four orphaned siblings feel like they aren't wanted or loved.  They are on the run from a grandfather that they are scared of, but have never met.  They find an abandoned boxcar and make it their home.  I won't spoil the end for you, but it has a sweet, happy ending and it truly is heartwarming.  

Featuring an all-star cast of voice actors, including Academy Award Nominee Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now), J.K. Simmons (Spiderman), Zach Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Joey King (Fargo), Mackenzie Foy (Twilight series), and Jadon Sand (LEGO: The Movie), this is the very first full-length, animated feature adaptation of Gertrude Chandler Warner's best-selling classic!

"The Boxcar Children" is now available at Walmart!  Check out the classic books at The Boxcar Chidren website!

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Enter to win a copy of "The Boxcar Children" DVD!  Enter by leaving a comment telling me if you ever read these books as a child and/or why you want to win!  

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Dont Wait For The Ice Cream Truck – Make An #IceCreamRun!

This ice cream post was brought to you by Global Influence.  All opinions are mine.

We live in a relatively small town, but there is a local ice cream truck that makes it rounds on random days.  I say random because last summer, it seems that the only time it came to town was when it was pouring rain, which wasn't often.  The boys did learn that even if the ice cream truck drove by, we couldn't always get a treat.  I, personally, am not a fan of the ice cream truck because of many reasons.  We can't check the ingredients, we don't always have cash, and it's not always a good time to have ice cream.  Not to mention the fact that the prices are insane!  It's hard to get a good ice cream treat for less than $3.  

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But, well….it is summer and the occasional treat is special.  Did you know that Walgreens has a great assortment of ice cream and ice cream treats?  You don't need to wait for the ice cream truck or make a big grocery store trip to get some ice cream treats your family loves.  I took the boys to Walgreens and let them each choose a treat…there are so many to choose from!

Walgreens #IceCreamRunWe came home with Fruttare strawberry and milk pops, Magnum Double Caramel ice cream bars, and good ol' Klondike bars.  They are perfect to keep in the freezer for days that we need a special treat.Walgreens #IceCreamRun

 We had an ice cream party and all enjoyed our favorite ice cream treat!  D loved the strawberry Fruttare bars.  They're a great way to cool off on a sweltering Texas summer day!

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Hubby was a fan of the Double Caramel bars from Magnum.  (and they were my favorite, too!)  So delicious!

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Have you ever made an Ice Cream run to Walgreens?  What would you buy if you were to choose?

Visit with a Doctor – Day or Night – Without Leaving Your Home with the Doctor On Demand App {Target Giveaway, too!}

This post was brought to you by Doctor On Demand.  All thoughts and opinions are mine.

Doctor on Demand logoBaby Brother is our third child, but yet, we still find oursevles questioning whether or not we need to take him to the doctor when he is sick.  I remember as first time parents with the Captain, everything was a huge question mark.  Fever?  What did the doctor say about how high is too high and for what age?  How many poops is he supposed to have in one day?  What is this rash?  Is this normal?  On and on and on and on…..we were a bit over concerned, first time parents, I'm sure, but there were times when we should have taken him in to see the doctor, too.  Had we taken him or D in every time we thought we might need to, we would be swimming in medical bills.  How cool would it have been to have a doctor to call, day or night, when we had a question or needed some medical advice?

Well…finally this exists!  Doctor On Demand is an app available on iTunes and Google Play that connects you to a US licensed, board certified physician ANY TIME, day or night.  No need to wait until the doctor's office opens, then wait on hold for an appointment, and then drag your sick kid(s) to a germy waiting room when you don't need to.  Doctor On Demand is only $40 (the cost of many copays and much cheaper than what we pay for a sick visit!)  All doctors have years of experience, are highly educated, and background checked.  You get to video or voice chat for up to 15 minutes.  

When should you call Doctor On Demand?  Use DOD for:

  • a cold, cough, flu, or allergies
  • rashes
  • pink eye
  • asthma
  • bladder infections
  • pediatric questions
  • most cases that are not life threatening
  • prescription refills
  • referral to a specialist

When you should NOT use Doctor On Demand:

  • ANY problem that IS life threatening
  • chest pain/pressure
  • seizures
  • serious head, neck, or back injury
  • broken bones

 

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We were given the opportunity to try Doctor On Demand and I'm glad we did.  Baby Brother has had eczema for a long time, but the other night, his flare up was BAD.  His face was bright red, he had raised spots on his arm, and it was almost bedtime.  I entered his symptoms and was quickly connected with a doctor.  (I am not sharing his name for privacy reasons.)  

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I showed him Baby Brother's eczema and he quickly said it was just eczema and said to continue with what his pediatrician had recommended, but that he would call in a prescription for a different medicine to see if that would help.  I got the phone number for our pharmacy, and he told me some other tips like limit the number of baths and stay away from scented stuff.  He also said to follow up with our pediatrician if it hadn't cleared up in a few days.

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I was very impressed with our experience and will be calling Doctor On Demand again if the need arises.  It is such a simple, money saving way to get the professional medical advice I need without having to spend money and time driving to the doctor.  

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Find out more at the Doctor On Demand website, Facebook, and Twitter.

AND for your first Doctor On Demand call, use code "LW14" to save $10!

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We would like to celebrate the fact that you can now talk to a board certified doctor (on demand!) from the comfort of your own home, thanks to the Doctor On Demand app…. with a great giveaway.

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The $200 Target Gift Card Giveaway will end on July 22nd. It is open to US residents, 18+ only. Please use the Giveaway Tools Form below to enter! Good Luck!

Disclosures: The participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Giveaway is open to US residents, age 18+ only. The giveaway will close at 11:59PM EST on 7/22/14. One winner will be selected randomly from all eligible entries. If you have any questions about this giveaway or would like to inquire about group events like this, please contact the Blogging Mamas Network at bloggingmamas.blog@gmail.com.

Welcome Summer with a Grilled Pizza Party and Backyard Water Fun!

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I have always wanted a grilled pizza, but have never been brave enough to try it.  After a very busy week, I just wanted to relax, but of course the boys wanted to play in the water and do "something special."  I quickly sold them on the idea of having a "Backyard Pizza Party" and I went to Walmart to pick up some food.  I saw that Jack's frozen pizza has grilling directions right on the package – that's right, you can grill it!  Sold!

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I bought two Jack's pizzas from the frozen foods aisle – pepperoni and also pepperoni and sausage..our favorites!  And on the same aisle, I picked up some Nestlé Drumstick cones in the new Peanut Butter Variety for after dinner.

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Preparation for our party was pretty easy, which is just what I was hoping for.  All we had to do was turn on the gas grill and get to grilling our pizzas.  Okay, Daddy did all of the grilling while I sat inside and took care of Baby Brother, but I got the plates ready.  smiley

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I LOVE how the grilled pizza turned out!  Hubby is an awesome griller, but the grilling instructions were so simple, so you really don't have to be a professional to grill a mean pizza, but I am thankful that he does have mad grilling skills, anyway.  The Jack's pizza turned out to be perfection.  The crust was crispy, the cheese and meats were the perfect temperature, and of course the pizza had nice looking grill marks, too:

summerWe all enjoyed the pizza and after dinner, we enjoyed the Nestlé Drumstick Cones.  They were a huge hit!  I bought the peanut butter variety, which included vanilla, vanilla with peanut butter, and my favorite, peanut butter!

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The Captain's absolute favorite part is the unique chocolate nugget at the bottom of each Drumstick cone.  He's like me, we like our chocolate!

And don't forget the backyard water fun!  The boys were able to burn off all their energy with our DIY backyard splash pad, making our Summer Grilled Pizza party extra fun!  I hope to make this a tradition in our house because it was so easy and fun to share each other's company!

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Our Family Fun Day at Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, Texas

This post was brought to you by the Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, Texas.  We were provided with free tickets and food/drink vouchers to faciliate this post, but all opinions are mine.

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We moved to this area of Texas (south of Dallas) almost three years ago, and lots of people have, over the years, pointed to this huge field and told us about Scarborough Renaissance Festival, or "Scarborough Faire," as most people around here call it.  It honestly does not look like much from the road, just the "castle" entry way and a field of parking.  After hopping online and also visiting this place finally this May, we now know that there is so much beyond that desolate field!  There is a world of enchantment, fun, excitement, and folly!

Scarborough Faire is only open on Saturdays and Sundays in April and May each year, plus Memorial Day Monday, from 10 AM to 7 PM. The opening ceremony begins at 9:45 AM and the closing ceremony is at 6:45 PM.  There are plays, shows, music, stores, food, drinks, rides, a petting zoo, along with security personnel, first aid, restrooms, water fountains, ATMs, and everything is handicapped accessible.  The actors that portray the Royal Court, villagers, and peasants are trained by the Scarborough Academy of the Performing Arts and can be recognized with a special medallion.  (There will be times you will have trouble distinguishing between a performer and a dressed up guest, trust me!)

Through the festival are many places to eat and drink (regular bottled tea, sodas, and water, as well as alcohol.)  

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Daddy had a turkey leg and the boys and I enjoyed Chicken on a Stick.  It was really good, too!  The boys ate theirs and it was flavored well…definitely way better than I had expected! (I think I'll serve up some grilled chicken on a stick here and see if they'll gobble it up like they did at Scarborough Faire!)  There are MANY more food options, not just what you see here!

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The shows are really awesome and have trained performers acting and doing tricks.  Some of our favorites were Cale the Juggler and magician.  Some shows are not for kids, though, so make sure to check out the signs and your program to make sure you don't wander into an inappropriate for kids show.  Other popular shows include the Fire Whip Show, Kamikaze Fireflies, and Arsene The Magikhana Show.  There are countless choices including dancing and music, as well, so make sure to scout out your favorites and plan your day accordingly!

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Some of the boys' favorite parts of the day included the rides, that are all man powered.  This was the boys' favorite ride:

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The rides are all about $3 per person.  

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Daddy and the Captain enjoyed climbing the rock wall, too!

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The boys also really enjoyed the Petting Zoo.  For $3 a person, you get a wristband that is good for all day entrance at two different parts of the petting zoo.  Food for the animals can also be purchased.

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Other fun things that we will have to see on our next visit:

  • glassblowing
  • armor making
  • face painting
  • massage
  • portraits
  • the Mermaid Lagoon
  • turtle races
  • jousting
  • birds of prey
  • knighting ceremony
  • elephant and camel rides
  • much, much more!

We were pretty hot towards mid-afternoon, and I was glad that Daddy thought to pack some ice cold bottles of water!

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The parking goes on forever and ever, so we were glad to get a relatively close parking spot when our day was over!

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What to know about your first trip to Scarborough Renaissance Festival with your family:

  1. Leave early, or come from the other direction.  The traffic is insane, lined up for miles on I-35.  If coming through DFW, plan a detour through Venus and Maypearl.  You will be able to hop in front of all the traffic!
  2. Wear your walking shoes.  I wore flip flops and was okay, but my feet would have thanked me had I wore more comfortable shoes.  
  3. If you are bringing kids under 5, definitely bring a good stroller, baby carrier, and both isn't a bad idea either.
  4. Pack a small cooler of water to keep under the stroller.  While they have water and beverages there, it will never be enough to keep hydrated in the heat.
  5. Pack a lunch and snacks if you don't want to purchase the food there.  The food is really good, but can get expensive.
  6. Bring money, and lots of it.  Even if you bring your own drinks and food, there are still lots of rides, activities, and shops to spend your money on.  Find out what you really want to do before spending money or it will be gone quickly.  
  7. Wear sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, and pack an umbrella, too.  We went in early May, on a day that was in the 80's and it was quite balmy.  Our sunscreen wore off and even though it did not rain, an umbrella would have been handy to keep the sun off of Baby Brother (and the rest of us.)
  8. Prepare your little ones for what they might see.  There are a lot of people dressed in traditional renaissance costumes, but also some shirtless guys in kilts, pirates, people wearing face and body paint, and others in random costumes, some that leave you scratching your head.  We saw a ninja and quite a few people who were wearing very little clothing.  Everyone was very nice, but some were in full character and so we just told the boys that it was like a play and some people might talk to them or even try to scare them, but it was all in fun.  
  9. Pack your costumes!  Many people change their clothes in the parking lot, but lots of people are in regular clothes.  It doesn't matter what you choose, but I think D had more fun after he changed to his pirate costume.  
  10. When you arrive, grab a program.  It will cost you $3, but it is money well spent because it will help you plan your day!
  11. Prepare to stay all day, or as long as you can, because there is no way you will see everything, even if you do stay all day!

Have you been to Scarborough Renaissance Festival?  What was your favorite part?  If you haven't been, plan a visit soon!

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Treat Your Feet with a Shiatsu Foot Massager

Disclosure: I received this Shiatsu foot massager from Ucomfy as part of an advertorial.  All opinions are mine.

It has been a busy week.  Spring is here and there is much to do.  Gardening, yardwork, soccer games, and then the ever present need to go grocery shopping and do a million chores while wearing or holding a 20 lb baby, I feel like I'm on my feet a lot.  Which, is good for the exercise stand point, but not good for my poor feet.  At the end of most days, I just want to soak my tired feet and prop them up.  But there's something far better for my feet….a shiatsu foot massager.

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When this UComfy shiatsu foot massager came in the mail, we were all fascinated by what looked like a space travel machine of some sort.  I had no idea that this contraption would be so awesome to my feet!  And Hubby is a huge fan, too.  The foot massager has lots of functions to make your feet and legs feel amazing:

  • Shiatsu therapy
  • air massage
  • the choice of heat or no heat
  • regulates blood flow and blood pressure
  • kneads
  • vibrates
  • massages top and bottom of foot
  • portable
  • has five different levels of intensity
  • washable cover

I prefer the lowest level of intensity, but Hubby prefers a stronger foot massage.  It really is up to the user and it is fully customizable to make a great foot massage.  The "vibration" is what controls the level of intensity, as you can see in this picture:

shiatsufoot massager foot massager with heat

This would make a great, unique gift for Mother's Day or Father's Day, or any day for someone who suffers from foot pain or tired feet.  Find the UComfy Shiatsu foot massager on Amazon, regularly priced at $249, now on sale for less than $200.
 

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