Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure

Grab your tiaras and doubloons and check out the Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure. Mickey and Minnie are taking their seats, too, at this never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior's hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Get swept up in the excitement as Sofia and her family prepare for a royal celebration that helps us all learn the true meaning of being a princess with a special appearance from Cinderella. Then it's off to Never Land where Jake and his swashbuckling friends Izzy and Cubby, with a little help from Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook to unlock treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano. It's danger and dueling on the high seas as Jake discovers what it takes to be a true hero. Filled with new music, amazing effects, thrilling action, and endless surprises, your whole family will sing, shout, and soar into the action when Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure sails into your hometown.
Special bonus! Starting ten minutes before every performance, join loveable Doc McStuffins for a special pre-show!  You can help Doc take care of one of her beloved toys with her own special brand of love and magic. Free to all ticket holders.
Disney Junior Live: Pirate and Princess Adventure is coming to Youngstown, OH on October 26th at the Covelli Centre at 1pm and 4pm. Squashie-Dipity readers can Save $4 off per ticket. Use offer code: FAM4 Get Your tickets Today! Click here to see when Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure will be coming to an area near you!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mystery Box Giveaway!

It's been awhile since I did a Mystery Box giveaway. Normally I would wait until a huge milestone but I'm getting too anxious! I love putting these boxes together and the responses I get from them are awesome. 

Let's get the show on the road! 
Enter below for your chance to win a Mystery Box loaded with tons of cool goodies! If I hit 4,000 Facebook fans before the end of this giveaway I'll pick TWO winners! 

Share, share, share! Good luck everyone!

By entering this giveaway, you agree to have your name publicized if you are a potential winner. Winner will be contacted via email upon ending of this giveaway within 48 hours and will have 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen. All prizes will be awarded at sponsors discretion. Giveaway will start at 11:00pm EST (09/18/2013) and end at 11:59pm EST (10/18/2013). Number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY and VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Must be 18 years or older to enter. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Cedar Point's Halloweekends Mom Blogger Event

Last Friday my family and I got to spend the day at Cedar Point for a Halloweekends Kick-off event for mom bloggers and we had a blast! I was so nervous about going since I haven't been on a roller coaster in over 5 years but my nerves settled fast. I had the opportunity to ride the Gatekeeper for the first time and experience Cedar Point's featured haunted house, Zombie High School. The Gatekeeper is now my favorite ride! Zombie High School scared the doody out of me but I'm a huge sissy when it comes to haunted houses. 
We spent most of our time at Planet Snoopy because my 2 1/2 year old daughter was having way too much fun on the rides. She's so fearless! The little booger kept begging to go on the coasters but obviously she's too little. I can't wait until she is big enough to ride them!
Halloweekends is the best time to experience Cedar Point. It's not super hot out, the lines aren't 2 hours long, the decorations are fabulous, the haunted houses are spooky, and the shows are spectacular! They even have a little fall play area called Howl-O-Palooza for the kiddos! 
Howl-O-Palooza has a a fun house called the Magical House on Boo Hill, a Peanuts Halloween show, kids' costume contest, hay bale maze, and special appearances by the Peanut Gallery, I mean characters. Halloweekends also has a Trick-or-Treat with the Dinosaurs trail with 50 life-sized animated dinosaurs and the Monster Midway Invasion celebration parade; perfect for the kids. 

Shows featured at Halloweekends include The Edge of Madness Infernal Nightmare at the Red Garter Saloon, the Skeleton Crew at Celebration Plaza by the Midway, Sideshow: A Carnival of Magic at the Jack Aldrich Theatre, Gypsy Fortune Tellers by the Frontier trail, Friendly Monsters at Howl-O-Palooza, Halloween Hullabaloo at the Goul Time Theatre, Monster Under My Bed at the Planet Snoopy Stage, and Funtime Frolics at the Camp Spooky Theatre. We had a chance to check out the Skeleton Crew and were completely blown away by their performance. What a spectacle and a must see!
Cedar Point has 10 spooky haunted houses set up for Halloweekends this year with the feature being Zombie High School which I mentioned previously. Blood on the Bayou, CarnEvil, Cut Throat Cove, Corn Stalkers, Erie Estate, Eternity Infirmary, Fear Faire, Screamworks, and the Chamber of Horrors are also available for extra screams. We didn't get a chance to check these out because we're all a bunch of babies and I wasn't going by myself. No way! I've been through some of Cedar Point's haunted houses before and I will never venture in alone!
Cedar Point's Halloweekends has 10 walk through attractions, six live shows, 60 performers, 60 parade characters, 300 Screamsters, 20 make-up artists that trasform the Screamsters in under four hours, 450 prosthetics, 4,500 square feet of wax bodies in the Chamber of Horrors, 67,200 corn stalks, 800 pumpkins, 400 gourds, and 96 bushel baskets. Halloweekends take 4 weeks to build and a full year of brain storming and creating. Every year I think Cedar Point gets bigger and better. They're going to need more land soon! 

I wish we never had to leave. We only got to experience Friday evening because I had to work the next day (Booooooo) but I really hope to get back before they close for the winter. I'd love for my daughter to have the opportunity to see all of what Saturday has to offer at Halloweekends. If you haven't been to Cedar Point before, I'd highly recommend putting a trip there on your bucket list. Cedar Point is located in Sandusky Ohio on the beaches of Lake Erie. It is absolutely the best place to visit for family fun through spring, summer, and fall. 

Sephora's Hot Picks for Fall

**I received this item for the purpose of a review. I was in no way compensated for my opinion as they are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine.**
Fall is my favorite season and with it comes my favorite trends, recipes, festivals, and make-up. Sephora has some really nice new fall inspired products that will match just about any outfit or style. I recently had the opportunity to check out some of these new products from Sephora and I am completely over the moon for them. 

Sephora's Hot Picks for Fall
First up, Kat Von D's Lock-it Powder Foundation in light 48. Kat Von D's Lock-it Powder Foundation is a 24-hour, long lasting, medium to full coverage pressed powder foundation that helps to even out skin tone and hide imperfections. It really works! At first I really didn't think it could cover the imperfections of my face because most pressed powder foundations just don't work for me. Kat Von D's Lock-it Powder Foundation actually worked and it didn't feel like I had a ton of make-up caked on my face. I Love it! Kat Von D's Lock-it Powder Foundation is transfer-resistant and completely free of paraffin, paraben, fragrance, and mineral oil.
Next up, Sephora Collection Long Lasting Vinyl Lip Lacquer in Provocative Red. Sephora Collection Long Lasting Vinyl Lip Lacquer is an ultra-pigmented long lasting lip color that is formulated with Vitamin E to protect and soften lips. This long lasting lip color leaves my lips feeling silky and smooth while having gorgeous intense color that stays for hours. I'm really not into lip products much but I loved the color and feel of Provocative Red. It made me feel bold and fearless! Sephora Collection Long Lasting Vinyl Lip Lacquer can also be purchased in Provocative Burgundy.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Elemental Energy is up next and these are some of my favorite products form Sephora's Hot Picks for Fall. Sephora + Pantone Universe Elemental Energy limited edition fall 2013 color collection portrays the immense energy of nature's elements like Earth, Water, Fire, and Air. Elemental Energy is inspired by the different surfaces and natural landscapes that emerge during shifting climates. 
Above is Sephora + Pantone Universe Elemental Energy Lacquers in Blanc De Blanc and Confetti. Blanc De Blanc is meant to represent shimmering water while Confetti represents the Earth with chrome effects. I'm in love with Confetti; it's a gorgeous matte color that goes on really smooth. The Blanc De Blanc does a wonderful job of highlighting Confetti and making it pop when applied on top. I can't decide if I'm more obsessed with the color or quality of the Sephora + Pantone Universe Elemental Energy Lacquer. Either way, it's amazing! Sephora + Pantone Universe Elemental Energy Lacquers can be purchased in Fire and Water as well as Earth and Air. 
The Sephora + Pantone Universe Elemental Energy Eye Shadow Palette (below) is inspired by the color tones of the four elements Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Each group of four shades are embossed with icons to denote the four elements. Sephora + Pantone Universe Elemental Energy Eye Shadow Palette contains 16 gorgeous, saturated shades with a mix of semi-matte, shimmer, and glitter finishes.
Earth is made up of the colors Pebble, Emerald, Ginger Snap, and Rawhide. 
Air is grouped with the colors Murmur, Mushroom, Sea Fog, and Nutmeg.
Fire is grouped with the colors Dawn, Potter's Clay, Crab-apple, and Aztec.
Water is grouped with the colors Blue Fog, Iron, Cendre Blue, and Teal Blue. 
The Sephora + Pantone Universe Elemental Energy Eyeshadow Palette has very high concentrations of color that provides long wear and gorgeous shades. I love, love, LOVE this palette. My favorite shades are the Air shades but I honestly love all of the colors and how soft the eyeshadows are. The Sephora + Pantone Universe Elemental Energy Eye Shadow Palette eye shadows are kept in a gorgeous magnetic compact that makes it easy for travel. 
Last but not least we have the Classic Must Have Angled Brush. I just love how soft and sturdy this brush is. It makes it very easy to apply blush without over doing it. 

All of these high quality products can be purchased online or in Sephora stores and some are only for a limited time so make sure you get there fast! Kat Von D's Lock-it Powder Foundation can be purchased for $34, the Sephora Collection Long Lasting Vinyl Lip Lacquer can be purchased for $14, Sephora + Pantone Universe Elemental Energy Lacquers can be purchased for $10 a piece, the Sephora + Pantone Universe Elemental Energy Eye Shadow Palette can be purchased for $38, and the Classic Must Have Angled Brush can be purchased for $28.

Make sure to check out all the other Hot Picks for Fall from Sephora before it's too late. I highly recommend the Sephora + Pantone Universe Elemental Energy products as they were my favorites. 
Come back and tell me which ones you think you would like best!



Friday, September 13, 2013

Huck Walton & The WallTone's iTunes Single Pack and iPad Mini Giveaway!

In celebration of the new release of Huck Walton & The WallTone's debut iTunes singles., Green Car Management, along with Sony/ATV, are launching an online c.a.m.p.a.i.g.n featuring their new Band Web App. One reader will win the entire WallTones, iTunes Single Pack (including an unreleased track and exclusive pdf booklet) as well as a lifetime redemption code for 20% off *"Official Band Merchandise". The grand p.r.i.z.e winner will win an iPad Mini available to readers from every participating blog! Each submission/reader will receive a live track via email as a thank you for getting involved.

Play the app below and leave a comment telling me your results for a chance to win  the entire WallTones, iTunes Single Pack or an iPad Mini! Share with your friends!

Get your free Download here:

A  randomizer will be used to pick one reader from each blog by September 25th. Winners may be announced within 48 hours following the drawing. Reader will be contacted via email to receive any digital content. A physical address will be acquired, if applicable. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents and persons 18 years or older. 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Fuel Rewards Network Card Giveaway

Good Luck Squashie-Dipity Fans!!!
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We all try to save money on everything we possibly can, well how often to you get to save money on fuel? Did you know that some of the purchases you make regularly can actually help you save money at the pump? Here is a few ways to help you save:  
  • Get your FREE Fuel Rewards Network Card at any participating Shell station and activate it online at fuelrewards.com today. You can also request a Fuel Rewards Network Card to be mailed to you online during sign up for the Fuel Rewards Network program at fuelrewards.com.
  • Become a Fuel Rewards Network Member - being a member of FRN lets you save on fuel at participating Shell stations nationwide by earning rewards on your everyday purchases.
  • Then use your activated Fuel Rewards Network Card when you pay inside or at the pump and automatically save at least 3 cents per gallon on your fuel purchase (does not get any easier than that, but there are more ways to save.
  What I love about the Fuel Rewards Network program is that it can help you save as much as $1 to $3 per gallon or more on your next fuel purchase at Shell. This is the only program that I am aware of that allows you to combine multiple rewards offers for even bigger savings at the pump. You can use your rewards regardless of if you are using Shell V-Power® Premium Gasoline and Shell Diesel – at participating Shell stations. There is a limit 20 gallons per purchase, per vehicle.   Here are other ways to help you earn those rewards quicker - o Shop Online: Earn significant rewards on fuel by making purchases at nearly 700 brand name online merchants through the Online Mall. o Dine Out: Eat out at more than 10,000 participating restaurant locations nationally and earn fuel savings with your meal. Of course here is the best part - an easy way to save $1 per gallon up to 20 gallons (limit of 20 gallons, this card is only good for one use so if you do not use 20 gallons, you will lose the remaining value of the card). My Frugal Wife along with several other great bloggers have come together to give you the chance to win one (1) of five (5) Fuel Reward Network cards that are pre-loaded with $20 in savings! Thank you to our sponsors Shell and the Fuel Rewards Network as well as all the bloggers that are helping to host this giveaway. For this giveaway there is only one mandatory and that is just to agree to the terms, all other entries are optional though they do increase your chances of winning! Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter, GOOD LUCK to everyone who enters. My Frugal Wife is responsible for the shipment of the prizes to the winners. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cora the Smart Cub by VTech Review and Giveaway

**I received this item for the purpose of a review. I was in no way compensated for my opinion as they are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine.**

I am so excited to share with you VTech's latest addition to its infant and preschool line of toys, Cora the Smart Cub! Cora the Smart Cub is a personalized learning toy that teaches children about time, holidays, and everyday life skills such as first words, emotions, and daily routines. Cora comes already loaded with 40 phrases, 2 stories, 30 melodies, and 4 sing-along songs. 
Cora the Smart Cub by VTech can be personalized with your child's name, favorite stories, the exact time, loving messages, special days, birthday wishes, and so much more. VTech makes it easy to share in the developmental journey of your child just by downloading some simple software to your computer. Once the software has been downloaded, simply plug Cora the Smart Cub into your computer with the USB cable provided and follow the easy instructions to personalize your cub. 

Cora can be loaded with up to 130 melodies, 20 stories, and bedtime music that can be set for 5 minutes, 15 minutes, and 30 minutes via VTech's Learning Lodge. Some melodies include London Bridge, Polly Wolly Doodle, The Farmer in the Dell, and I've Been Working on the Railroad. 
My daughter was over the moon for Cora the Smart Cub and has hardly set her down (other than for bedtime). I didn't even have a chance to download the software and set Cora up until my daughter went to sleep, and even then I had to argue with her to give up the cub. 

Cora the Smart Cub makes it very easy to fall in love with her. She's super soft and cuddly and anytime your child gives Cora a hug she says something endearing back. My daughter's favorite quality in Cora the Smart Cub is that she plays music and sings. She loves dancing around the living room with Cora and singing along to her songs.
One of my favorite things about Cora the Smart Cub, is that her bedtime music can be set to 30 minutes. We've never had problems getting my daughter to sleep but she really seems to enjoy the bedtime music. I also am a firm believer that peaceful bedtime music helps to offer children a more soothing sleep. Another thing I love about Cora is that she not only teaches your child but she also offers them a loving companion. Cora the Smart Cub is such a sweet little thing and my daughter absolutely adores her.
Cora the Smart Cub is recommended for children ages 6-36 months and can be purchased for the low price of $19.99. Cora the Smart Cub is meant for girls but Cody the Smart Cub is also available for boys. Connect with VTech on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on everything VTech!

VTech was nice enough to provide me with an extra Cora the Smart Cub to giveaway to one of my readers so what are you waiting for? Enter below!
By entering this giveaway, you agree to have your name publicized if you are a potential winner. Winner will be contacted via email upon ending of this giveaway within 48 hours and will have 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen. All prizes will be awarded at sponsors discretion. Giveaway will start at 11:00pm EST (09/05/2013) and end at 11:00pm EST (09/25/2013). Number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY and VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Must be 18 years or older to enter.