Friday, December 19, 2014

#Cube™ Review & Giveaway


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#Cube™ 
Disclosure: I received something of value from Tomoson. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.  Full policy here
#Cube™ is one nifty little product. I love new technology and I had never even heard about this. So, now that I have you curious and I've had plenty of time to play with it I can tell you how it works.

#Cube™ allows you to enlarge the viewing pleasure of your Instagram stream. Not just your stream, but anyone that you are friends with on Instagram#Cube™ is portable, lightweight, and has excellent picture quality. So, you can take your pictures to show off anywhere you go!
#Cube™ speaks to the enormous popularity of photo-sharing sites such as Instagram by enabling the socially connected to enlarge their viewing experience of photos and videos, from the smaller confines of a smart device. It is an extremely innovative, attractive, & easy-to-use wireless living photo canvas which showcases your favorite social photo & video streams.


Among the immensely appealing features of #Cube™ are:

·       A large 8” square LCD touch screen display, giving the retro-inspired #Cube™ a modern touch.
·       Real-time and instant continuous delivery of a stream of photos and video clips, enabling users to enjoy and display real-time social network images from friends, family, and favorite celebrities.
·       Rechargeability and built-in Wi-Fi as well as free wireless software updates that enable new features & application support. 

Why is #Cube™ the perfect gift this holiday season? Instagram is the new Facebook for the next generation. From tweens up they are totally into the selfies. This device makes the perfect gift. For $149 you can get a #Cube™ in white, black, or classic. I have the white. Also, until December 31, 2014, Mom Among Chaos fans can take advantage of a special discount. If you use the code CUBE102 you will receive $15 dollars off the purchase of a #Cube™.

Would I recommend #Cube™? If you love Instagram, then yes!  It's a great way to enjoy pictures. It would be nice to display in your living room or bedroom. So, if you want to be the hippest parent around, pick up #Cube™ for your tween or teenager!

Mom Among Chaos is giving one lucky reader a chance to win a #Cube™. It retails for $149, so whoever wins is one lucky fan! Enter in the form below. Ends Jan. 5th, 2015.
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Do you use Instagram? Why would you like to view your photos on #Cube™?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

#WishesDelivered With UPS

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of What’s your wish? for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
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UPS workers work with enthusiastic hearts during the holiday season. They know how important it is when you order that perfect gift and have it delivered to a loved ones door step. This season make the world a little brighter with 
#WishesDelivered.



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For every wish you share using #WishesDelivered the UPS will donate $1 to one of their three charity partners, up to 100K total donation. You may post your wish to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #WishesDelivered. Another option is visiting the #WishesDelivered site and manually submitting the wish. You can share your wishes until December 31, 2014.
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Wishes should be for someone else. Giving selfless wishes is beautiful. My personal wish is that everyone has safe and clean drinking water. Many people don't have something as basic as clean drinking water. It is something that most of us take for granted. If you are interested in making sure people have clean drinking water or you want to donate visit http://thewaterproject.org

So, this holiday season take a good look around you and see what other people need. A lot of us have so many wonderful things in our lives that we aren't thankful for the little things. Take time to be thankful for the little things in life. Even something as simple as someone holding a door open for you or a friendly smile.

 Encourage you family, friends, and neighbors to take part in #WishesDelivered. I plan on posting everyday. I'm even going to ask my daughters what their wishes are for everyone. It's something so little you can do, but if we all take part and help out it can have a great impact.

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The Great Escape Room in Royal Oak

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The Great Escape Room, Royal Oak, MI.
 Disclosure: I received something of value from The Great Escape Room. I was not required to write a positive review. Full policy here
I was given the opportunity to check out The Great Escape Room in Royal Oak, Michigan, with some other local bloggers. I was fully expecting something like the game Clue, because all I knew was I was going to be locked in the library and we had one hour to make our escape. 

So what is The Great Escape Room? It is a real-life room based on the popular genre of computer and mobile phone escape games.  After you enter into a room with up to 12 people, the door is locked behind you. We are talking it is set with a lock, so you better use the restroom beforehand. No potty breaks!  The clock is set for 60 minutes and you must find color coded clues to solve the puzzles. The game is part scavenger hunt and part puzzle.

 The above picture is of the room when we entered. As you can see there are no visible clues. Everything must be found.


Yes, I am hard at work with my mismatched socks on.  Shh, I don't think anyone noticed.

It took lots of team work, but the Michigan bloggers pulled it all together to solve the puzzles in 54 minutes. Yes, we rocked it. Only 20% of groups are able to meet the challenge and escape in time!


Would I recommend The Great Escape Room? Without a doubt! It's a ton of fun! Can you imagine being locked in a room with 12 relatives for an hour? I would love to be a fly on the wall for that one. I think The Great Escape room is fantastic for birthdays (15 and up), bachelor & bachelorette parties, church groups, team building, and so much more. It forces you to communicate and to work together. All minds must be participating to be able to solve the puzzle and let me tell you this, it's great to escape.

The Great Escape Room is brand new to the area. They have other successful locations in Orlando, Miami, and Washington D.C. Each location has the same puzzle rooms, with new rooms constantly being developed. So, once you solve one room, you can go back, when a new room opens, for a whole new adventure and experience. 

Admission to The Great Escape Room is $28. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more and on weekdays. For more information you can go to http://thegreatescaperoom.com or on Facebook & Twitter.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Harlem Globetrotters Ticket Discount & Giveaway

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HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS BRING 2015 WORLD TOUR 
TO THE PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS, MI ON JANUARY 2, 2015
Disclosure: I received something of value from The Palace. Full policy here.

The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their unrivaled family show, featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet, to The Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $42.50 VIP, $27.50 reserved, and $18 general admission and four-packs at $135 VIP, $90 reserved, and $55 general admission are on sale now at Palacenet.com, The Palace Ticket Store, and all Ticketmaster locations, including The Locker Room Store at Great Lakes Crossing. Tickets may be also charged by phone to American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard by calling 800.745.3000. Front Row and Courtside seating is also available. Information on group and scout tickets can be found at harlemglobetrotters.com.

Watch more Globetrotter videos HERE.

With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family – creating memories that will last a lifetime.

The Globetrotters will face a great challenge this year, as the infamous Washington Generals are more determined than ever to beat the Globetrotters. The Generals, the last team to beat the Globetrotters, are now coached by a former member of that 1971 team. They are on a mission and will do whatever it takes to win, with a new strategy that’s sure to give the Globetrotters a run for their money.
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Check out some of my photos from the 2013 game. (click to view larger)
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Insta Natural Argan Oil & Seaweed Powder Review


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Argan Oil Hair Treatment & Elixir
Disclosure: I received something of value from InstaNatural. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. This content contains affiliate links. Full policy here
I had the opportunity to review two products by InstaNatural. InstaNatural products are natural and organic. I love products that don't have chemicals in them, so I was interested to check them out. I picked the Argan Oil Hair Treatment & Elixir, along with the Seaweed Powder.

My hair is wavy, so it naturally tends to be on the dry side. Well, that and I also dye my skunk streak every 6 weeks, so I'm sure that doesn't help. When I wear my hair wavy, I am always applying oil to get rid of the frizzes. There are many different ways to use this argan oil spray. You can use it as a deep treatment conditioner, or like I do, for getting rid of any frizz.

The oil contains six different oils:
argan oil
coconut oil
grape seed oil
jojoba oil
olive oil
shea butter

That is a whole lot of natural goodness going on my hair to combat frizz!

Are you sensitive to certain smells? I know I can't handle strong smells. When I used it in my hair the argan oil had no smell what so ever. So, this is a great product for those with a sensitive nose.

Would I recommend this product? Yes! It's actually great for all hair types. You can purchase it for $17.99, which is a great price. A little goes a long way, so depending on use, you could probably get 3-6 months out of it.
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Seaweed Powder
Many years ago, when I was on a Disney Cruise, I had a seaweed wrap. I had little faith that it would work when I did it. You see, I have two daughters. Both were big babies. My second daughter was 9 pounds. My skin has been stretched and never quite made it back to where it was before I had kids. Yes, I know that's normal. I'm happy where I am, so I'm not complaining. I am very thankful for my girls and would do it all over again. So, back to the the wrap I had. I was amazed how it flattened my belly. I can't remember how many inches I lost, but that's when I found myself fascinated by seaweed.
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Seaweed scrub
My daughter and I decided to have a little spa time, so we whipped up this body scrub for our legs and feet.

Seaweed Scrub Recipe

1/4 cup seaweed powder (order here on Amazon)
1/4 cup sea salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1-2 drops of essential oil (optional)

Once you mix this up, apply and rinse off in the shower. If you do not like the smell of seaweed make sure you add some essential oils to tone down the strong smell. Your skin will feel so smooth. Follow up with your favorite lotion.

You could also mix the seaweed powder up to make a body wrap or as a facial mask. My skin felt so smooth and soft after I used the scrub!

Would I recommend the seaweed scrub? Yes! I love the way it makes my skin feels silky, especially when winter makes everything so dry. I don't like the smell of seaweed, so I had to add the essential oil. If you enjoy the smell of seaweed, you will love this product.

InstaNatural offers a wide array of natural, organic products that are reasonably priced. They offer skin, body, & hair products. You can also find their products on Amazon.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Netflix #StreamTeam - December & New Year's

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During the busy holiday season, it's nice to take a break to relax and watch Netflix. Last weekend my daughter watched Santa Paws 2 on her tablet. My son likes to watch History channel & Discovery channel series on his iPad. 
My husband & I discovered a new tv show, new to us anyway, called The 100. It's takes place in the future, when everyone is living in a space station. They send 100 teens down to Earth to see if we can go back there. It reminds me of LOST mixed with Walle. By myself I've been catching up on Reign, since I missed a few episodes. It's fun to lose myself in the world of this historical drama about kings & queens.
If you are looking for something new to watch check out some of the ideas below.

All Hail King Julien

Get ready to dance -- on Dec. 19 the first five episodes of All Hail King Julien, a totally original, totally hilarious and totally insane new series, will arrive on Netflix. A favorite character from the Madagascar franchise, King Julien will take on the jungle's craziest adventures in the new comedy series, along with his loyal sidekicks Maurice and Mort plus a whole new cast of colorful animals. My kids just loved the songs in Madagascar 3, so I know they will like this show, too. 
Get a sneak peek at the all-new Netflix original.
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Can't wait for Dec. 19?

Gear up for the holidays with King Julien's friends from Madagascar...
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...or snuggle up with a few holiday favorites:
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And for teens and parents...
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New Year's Eve Mocktails

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Cheers to the New Year with these two "mocktail" recipes, champagne glasses included. Bake your own chocolate chip cookie stick for a cookies and milk toast or keep it traditional with a sparkling cider. Click here to learn how to make your own.

I'm looking forward to ringing in the New Year with my family. How do you celebrate New Year's Eve?

Friday, December 12, 2014

LEGO® KidsFest Discount Tickets

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GIFT IDEA! LIMITED TIME! Only through 12/14 - SAVE $2 per ticket on ALL #LEGOKidsFest tour stops in 2015! Use promo code HOLIDAY14 here www.legokidsfest.com
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The LEGO® KidsFest kicks off its seventh year on the road with new tour stops in St. Louis and Nashville and a return to some popular markets. 

So far the 2015 tour stops include:
Phoenix, AZ: Feb. 27 - March 1 (University of Phoenix Stadium)
St. Louis, MO: March 20-22 (America's Center)
Nashville, TN: April 17 - 19 (Music City Center)
Austin, TX: Sept. 4 - 6 (Austin Convention Center)


In its seventh year of touring, LEGO KidsFest is visiting a few less markets this year to focus on its new LEGO Creativity Tour. “With the pilot of the LEGO Creativity Tour in Biloxi, Mississippi in December, we expect to be sharing some news about new tour dates early next year,” said Vince Rubino, Events Manager for LEGO Systems, Inc.

“Right now through year’s end, our focus is on testing new concepts and continuing to deliver an amazing and fun-filled LEGO experience for families around the country.”

Covering more than three acres of space, the LEGO KidsFest extravaganza brings all of the hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experience together in an activity-filled event for all ages and builders of all skills.

Five sessions — all identical and 4½ half hours in length — are held at each tour stop. LEGO KidsFest tickets can be purchased at www.LEGOKidsFest.com.

On tour since 2009, previous LEGO KidsFest tour stops have included major cities such as Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, San Jose, Cleveland, Richmond, Phoenix, Portland and more. Tickets generally sell out and attendance averages 27,000-30,000 visitors at each venue.

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Some of the activities at the shows include:
  • LEGO Model Gallery: dozens of life-sized models made entirely from LEGO bricks 
  • LEGO Master Builders: live demonstrations and activities from the crew who get paid to play 
  • Race Ramps: build a custom car, then race it down the ramp against friends and family 
  • LEGO Fusion: test out a new, fun and creative way of combining real LEGO brick building with a smartphone or tablet. 
  • LEGO Chima: choose a tribe and test battling skills with the whole family 
  • LEGO Star Wars™: build and display a Star Wars model 
  • LEGO Disney™ Princess: create a princess scene to add to a LEGO story book 
  • LEGO Super Heroes: build a badge and pose with a bigger than life Spiderman model 
  • LEGO DUPLO®: younger visitors can explore imagination through building 
  • LEGO Retail:purchase LEGO merchandise and official KidsFest tour goods 
  • LEGO Friends: build for the five empowered friends from Heartlake City 
  • LEGO Ninjago: spin the way to being a Spinjitzu member 
  • LEGO Mindstorms: build and program robots and snakes 
  • LEGO City: using the imagination to create buildings and vehicles to the urban diorama 
  • LEGO Technic: get hands-on with the cool, realistic vehicles at the booth 
  • Creation Nation: build your own creation to add to a custom map of the U.S. 
  • Brick Pile: a gigantic pile full of LEGO bricks for creative play and enjoyment 
  • Monochromatic Builds: bricks of a single color foster group creativity 
Based on sell-out attendance in previous markets, advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged. Tickets for all 2015 tour stops are on sale at www.LEGOkidsfest.com.