Monday, December 28, 2015

LEGO KidsFest North Carolina


We are sooo excited that LEGO KidsFest North Carolina is coming to Charlotte February 19-21! All of my kiddos are huge LEGO fans- so this is an exciting treat for the whole family- especially since there will be a Star Wars model!!

The LEGO KidsFest national tour stops at the Charlotte Convention Center bringing all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in this three acre activity- and entertainment-packed family event. LEGO KidsFest is for children of all ages and builders of all skills and interests.

Here is what you can expect to see:
  • Three Acres of Hands-On Educational Fun for All Ages 
  • LEGO Model Museum: 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 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: pose with a life-sized Spiderman model and more  
  • 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 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 

"Our 2016 LEGO KidsFest tour is going to delight both new and returning audiences," said Vince Rubino, Events Manager for LEGO Systems, Inc. "We've still got some favorites on the show floor, like the Big Brick Pile, Creation Nation and the Race Ramps. There are also many new and unique activities designed for building, learning and fun." Five sessions - all identical and 4 1/2 half hours in length - are held at each tour stop.

LEGO KidsFest tickets can be purchased at www.LEGOkidsfest.com. Tickets are $19 for the Friday and Sunday afternoon sessions, and $22 for both sessions on Saturday and the Sunday morning session.

GIVEAWAY:
One of MY followers will win (2) tickets to for the opening night session on Friday, Feb 19, 2016 (4-8:30pm). I encourage you to LIKE and Follow LEGOKidsFest on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram for all the latest ticketing updates as this event has been selling out in prior cities. Must be 18 to enter, 1 entry per day allowed, random drawing by USFG!

Winner will be randomly chosen by USFG on Tues Jan 15 and announced on my Blog and notified via email.

http://www.usfamilyguide.com/LEGO_KidsFest/?blogid=2397



Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Protein Packed Must Try Breakfast

I love when you mix two brands that you love and come up with something so simple, yet amazing. Which is exactly what happened when I mixed Nature's Path with Stonyfield yogurt. I have loved being a Stonyfield Yo-Getter for the last 4 years. I've had the chance to discover new brands plus try new things I wouldn't have thought of on my own. Just like this month.

Nature's Path sent us 2 yogurt toppers to try: Pumpkin Flax Granola and Qi'a Superfood - Chia, Buckwheat & Hemp Cereal Cranberry Vanilla. I've seen both at the store, but have never thought to purchase either. We love Nature's Path oatmeal, cereal, waffles, toaster pastries, and granola bars, but I have to be honest and say when I read chia, buckwheat and hemp I assumed it was going to taste crunchy and super health-foody so I've avoided buying.
I topped Stonyfield's Smooth & Creamy Whole Milk French Vanilla  with Qi'a Superfood Chia, Buckwheat & Hemp Cereal Cranberry Vanilla and it was pure divinity! The nutty sweet flavors mixed with the vanilla- it was like they were made for one another.
I then stirred my mixture and added the Pumpkin Flax Granola to the top and it was even better. I loved the crunchiness and bursts of flavor packed in each bite. 
I have eaten both separately with the Smooth & Creamy Whole Milk French Vanilla yogurt, but I love the combination! Stonyfield uses organic vanilla from the orchids grown in Madagascar in their vanilla yogurts. They also use 6 live active cultures and 1 cup contains 8g of protein. 

Qi'a Superfood Chia, Buckwheat & Hemp Cereal Cranberry Vanilla is full of plant-based protein, fiber and ALA omegas. Boost your nutrition with only 2 tbsp. of cereal and feel the energy from this powerful, functional, and nutritious superfood. It also contains 4g of fiber and 6g of protein. 

The Pumpkin Flax Granola is enriched with pumpkin and flax seeds and offers 450 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids and 1500 mg of Omega-6 fatty acids.

This is a great way to start your day! Look for Stonyfield and Nature's Path in a store near you.

*I am part of the Stonyfield YoGetters group of bloggers and receive compensation and products as part of the program. My opinion is not influenced in any way.


Saturday, November 28, 2015

AdoramaPix {Discount}

I have always been a little bit photo obsessed- even before kids. I have loved hanging photos that I've captured since I was a pre-teen. So I have loved how far printing has come over the past 25 years. We have tons of canvases, regular prints, prints on wood, and a fridge full of photo magnets- but I have yet to try photos on metal. So when I had the chance to review AdoramaPix I was super excited to try a new medium.

AdoramaPix is a professional printing company that prints your digital photos on metal, canvas, acrylic, regular prints with over 400 frame and mat choices, photo mounts, in photo books, cards and more. They offer free shipping on orders over $39 (BIG plus for me!) and the turnaround time is amazing- so you still have time to order for the holidays!

There is an amazing photo of my husband and I after our wedding and I've had it printed on several mediums but none have really done the photo justice. The wood print we have (not from AdoramaPix) wasn't vibrant enough so it lost the quality. We had a metal ornament (not from AdoramaPix) but it wasn't sharp enough. It was ok in a paper print- but I wanted the image to be a piece of art. So I decided to give the AdoramaPix Metal Print a chance.

And I'm in love and can't wait to order more!! I think the next time I will try a different metal finish to see the difference- though I do love the glossy white.

The ordering process is very easy. You choose your metal finish, choose your shape, upload your photo, choose the size and mount, then order. The shape selection is really cool!
I chose the glossy white 11X17 rectangle with a wall float mount that gives the photo a 3D look.

AdramamPix prices are very affordable for such high quality.
Those are several of the prices for the metal square prints. An 8X10 is $29 and an 11X17 is $49- so not much different. The fixtures/mounting is also free and you can choose from an easel, magnet or wall float. If you order now, you can save 35%!! 

My readers get to save 35% off all metal prints. Use code: pxusfam35m expires 12/15/2015

Sample Disclosure: The opinions expressed above are honest, accurate, and not encouraged anyway by monetary donations. A sample free of charge was received from said company, as stated within the editorial.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BrickSwag LEGO Subscription Box {DISCOUNT}


BrickSwag is the #1 box membership for LEGO fans. Each month includes official LEGO kits to build and keep, exclusive t-shirt, Build magazine, Funky Fig trading cards, and more surprises. This would make an EXCELLENT gift this holiday season, especially since it keeps on giving!

Over the next 3 months, I will be receiving the BrickSwag box and I can't wait to share with you how E loves it!

Mission: To Inspire, Educate, and Entertain with LEGO bricks.

My readers receive 20% Off their BrickSwag subscription with this exclusive promo code: FAM20

OFFER EXPIRES: 11/20/2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

prAna {Giveaway} #JustBeYou

With 2 kiddos and 1 on the way it is easy to lose pieces of who you are. We (try!) to practice Attachment Parenting which one of the principles is balance. Self care is important to everyone in the family. Kind of like the saying- "happy wife, happy life-" It's true. But when life starts to pile up, kids sometimes overshadow your personal needs/wants. That's why I'm loving this month's Stonyfield and prAna campaign- #JustBeYou.

Oh My Yog and prAna want to see our style, flavor, and how we express ourselves in the world. So it was very fitting that I ate my flavor this morning for breakfast forgetting that I needed it for some photos. So that's me lately- forgetful, hungry, working and writing, 30.5 weeks pregnant, lounging in some stretchy pants with my family running around in the background. 

I see myself as a Wild Quebec Blueberry kind of girl. We live freely on the wild side- yet I have gotten a little sweeter with age. Sometimes I'm a traditional Apple Cinnamon or Pacific Coast Strawberry.  
My style is whatever is comfortable. The benefit of working from home is being able to stay in pj's or lounge wear all day. When I do go out- I feel the need to put on jeans, but immediately put my stretchy pants on when I get back home. I prefer wearing yoga pants over sweats. It makes getting down on the floor with the kids easier. I also like flowing yoga pants and pockets are a plus. So if there were a pair of yoga pants that represented my personality- the Linea prAna organic cotton and hemp blend pant would be me. 

  • Slub jersey knit 
  • Denim detailing at back body 
  • Drop waist detailing at front body 
  • Flatlock seaming 
  • Gusset for added comfort 
  • Size Small = 32 (81.3cm) inseam 
  • Fitted Flare leg 
  • Low rise 
  • 53% Hemp / 42% Organic Cotton / 5% Spandex 
  • Imported
prAna inspires healthy, active, and free-spirited living. They use organic cotton, recycled wool, hemp and recycled polyester. prAna goes out of their way to make sure the impact they make on the world is mostly confined to their aesthetic. They use materials and partner with companies and factories that adhere to strict guidelines for safety and efficacy. You can find Women's and Men's clothing ranging from tops, bras, dresses, skirts, jackets, sweaters, hoodies, pants, vests and more!

Love what you see? Use the COUPON CODE: JBYF15MKOK Discount: 15% off at prAna.com Not valid on Gift Certificates or with any other offers Valid Nov 1 – Dec 15, 2015

Love the pants? Enter to win a Linea Pant from prAna- valued at $75!!


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