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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Marvel Universe Live!

Superheroes rocket into Charlotte for an unforgettable mash up of strength, skills and excitement at the Spectrum Center January 25th - 27th. 

We will be doing a giveaway of 4 tickets to the show for a lucky winner! Hop over to our Instagram AND Facebook page. Comment with your favorite Superhero or Superheroine AND tag a local friend!

Charlotte – Spectrum Center
Friday, January 25th 7pm
Saturday, January 26th 11am and 7pm
Sunday, January 27th 1pm and 5pm

** Doors open one hour prior to show time.
You must have a ticket if you’ve reached your second birthday

Buy 4 tickets for only $72 when you use code MULFAM19 online with Ticketmaster or over the phone.

Good for Friday 7pm, Saturday 11am, 3pm, and 7pm, and Sunday 1pm and 5pm. Not valid on front row or gold circle seating. Not valid on group or previously purchased tickets. Not valid day of show. Additional fees may apply. 

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Monster Jam 2019 January 11th and 12th

Monster Jam ® Triple Threat Series™ is an action-packed, points-based event that showcases athletes as they go head-to-head in six different competitions, driving three different vehicles – Monster Jam Trucks, Speedsters and ATV’s.

These world-class Monster Jam vehicles and athletes bring action-packed, adrenaline-charged family entertainment to fans across the country and deliver what they want to see most… more racing, more
freestyle, more donuts and more action!

Monster Jam presented locally by Chick-fil-A of Charlotte is coming into the Spectrum Center and you don't want to miss this year!

Three HUGE shows January 11th and 12th !

Truck line up:
Grave Digger
Max D
El Toro Loco
Monster Mutt Dalmation
Alien Invasion

Comment on our Facebook giveaway and tag a friend to be entered to win a family 4 pack of tickets the event on January 11th.

Purchase Discount Tickets Here   Buy 4 tickets for only $72* when you use code MJFAM19 online with Ticketmaster or over the phone.

*Good for Friday 7pm, and Saturday 1pm and 7pm. Not valid on front row or gold circle seating. Not valid on group or previously purchased tickets. Not valid day of show. Additional fees may apply.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Awesome Adventure Air Sports in Rock Hill, SC

My family has been obsessed with Ultimate Beastmaster on TV. If your family hasn't been rooting for the super-hero like competitors from your couch - it's a silly, high energy show.

When we saw the ninja obstacle course that Adventure Air Sports in Rock Hill opened, each member of our family wanted to give it a try. From littlest bits to Dad, they all got a chance to test out their own ninja skills on the obstacles. This obstacle course is legit! My husband was able to make it through the first portion but the upper body strength required for the rest was beyond everyone's ability. We got lots of laughs and some cute photos.

In addition to their killer ninja obstacle course, they also have a TON of trampoline options and So. Many. Foam. Pits. My kids loved the trapeze, zip line, and battle area. I enjoyed going toe-to-toe with my husband over the foam pits. Our 3 year old was getting down to the beats while bouncing all around. They also offer a SUPER tramp - a trampoline with a lot more give for daredevils. 

On weekends Adventure Air Sports hosts Glow nights, specially themed for teens and tweens. They host birthdays, date nights and company events. This is without a doubt my favorite trampoline park we've been to. It was fresh, clean, new and so much fun!

Adventure Air Sports is located in Rock Hill on Cherry Road. You can follow them on their Facebook page and even purchase Holiday Jump Packages on their website.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

{Win} 4 Tickets to Disney On Ice

Win 4 tickets for the show on Thursday, September 27th at 6:30pm. Comment on the blog and comment on our Facebook post with your favorite character to be entered to win!

Disney on Ice comes to the Spectrum Center in Charlotte September 27th- September 30th 2018

Get ready to enter a dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice where Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney Pixar’s Cars perform high-speed stunts and race across the ice like you’ve never seen before! 

Be amazed and join Ariel as she dives into the underwater kingdom of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and other favorites from the Toy Story gang as they try and escape from Sunnyside Daycare in one of their most daring adventure ever from Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 3 – proving that the toys are back in town! Plus, enter the wintery world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa from the BAFTA and Academy Award® winning and number one animated feature film of all time, Disney’s Frozen. 

Join Anna as she embarks on an epic journey with the hilarious snowman Olaf and rugged mountain-man Kristoff to find her sister, the magical Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, see some of your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment.

To purchase tickets and make sure you’ll be part of the fun please purchase your tickets through this link so we get credit and can continue to offer giveaways like this! 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

FREE Admission for kids to the Carolina Renaissance Festival in Huntersville, NC

Time travel to the Carolina Renaissance Festival where history comes alive with non-stop day-long entertainments, arts and crafts, games and rides, jousting knights on horseback, feasting and so much more! Each day inside the 25 acre Village of Fairhaven is filled with an abundance of attractions and entertainments for all ages. Enjoy your best day out in history 8 consecutive weekends, September 30th - November 19th. Details online at

My readers get to save with your visit! FREE Child Admission! - Receive one FREE child admission for children age 5 - 12 with purchase of one full price adult ticket at Festival gate. Children under 5 are always free. Coupon is valid at the Festival ticket booth! @usfg

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Backyard Fun: Water Gun Paint Battles

We're deep into summer vacation 2018 at home with the kids, and I was in need of inspiration for some fun (cheap) memory making experiences. 

I stood in my local Michael's craft store reading and contemplating the FUN versus MESS factor of their new product Goblies. Washable paint for water guns. I've always wanted to go to a paint gun range - but the potential welts from high powered guns had always turned me off. I'd never seen a product like this for family fun.

The idea of a water gun paint battle in our backyard sounded like SO much summer fun -  but I've been known to drink the Koolaid when it comes to ideas that SOUND fun but end up being a hot mess. Would everything get stained? Who would get hurt? Would we all look like a bad tie-dye incident for the rest of the summer?

I hesitantly put a few colors into my cart. They were on the best sale that I'd seen (under $5 each) and it seemed like a great way to celebrate my son's summer birthday with the family. We swung by the dollar tree and picked up squirt guns 3 for $1. I also bought a giant syringe to help load the guns with paint.

We set up teams and invited everyone to wear shirts that were ok to be destroyed, in case the washable claims didn't play out. Armed with our paint filled guns, an array of sunglasses to provide some eye protection, music, paper towels, towels and a hose to wash off any collateral damage we headed outside for a battle of fun!

It was an awesome experience. Everyone got covered in colors and luckily everything that the paint touched washed off easily, including my stamped concrete patio, patio chairs, play house and water table. After a soapy shower the color came easily off of our skin as well.

This isn't a sponsored or paid ad, just something my family enjoyed. As always, I only share what I love - and the price point, happy shrieks and smiles from everyone was a win-win for this experience. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

My Brighter, Whiter Summer Smile

Mommy hood has blessed me with many hours of cuddles and laughs - but it hasn't allocated me a whole lot of mommy maintenance time. If we've met, one of the first things you'll probably notice is that I smile a lot - so giving myself a whiter brighter smile has been on my to-do list for months now.

As I investigated my whitening options I was running into roadblocks. The dentist required several hours during the middle of the work week coupled by a hefty price tag. I was barely fitting in work, dinner and quality time with the kids as we shuffled from soccer to t-ball.

Store-bought strips had only offered mild whitening improvement in the past, plus my teeth were so sensitive after use. I needed something to help me combat tooth staining from my lifeblood intake of  coffee and occasional glass of red wine. I needed an at-home, budget friendly, sensitive teeth system. The future of my smile was looking dim (and stained).  

Luckily, I discovered Smile Brilliant. Smile Brilliant provides an at-home whitening system that can address staining and sensitive teeth. Their system is sold in tiers - offering something for everyone including products for light, average and heavy staining. The price point was affordable, ranging from $139-$189 total! 
The box arrived with everything I needed to restore my brighter, whiter summer smile - with easy to use step-by-step instructions. I mixed the base and catalyst clays together to make my impressions, and waited 5 minutes for the mold to harden! The entire process from opening, reading instructions and impressions took about 20-30 minutes. 

It was an easy process, and I was able to email Smile Brilliant a picture of my molds to ensure they were done correctly before shipping them back in the pre-paid envelope. 

I received an email that my top impression needed to be re-done and the next day I did the top impression again, confirmed it was correct and popped them in the mail. 
About a week and a half later my whitening trays arrived and I was ready to whiten! I did 3 treatments in 2 weeks for 75 minutes each as I watched TV with my husband. 

I noticed a remarkable difference and only used a tiny bit of the whitening and desensitizing gel that was included. My pearly whites were significantly whiter and I didn't experience the tooth sensitivity like I have in the past. Honestly I feel like the pictures don't really do the difference justice. I'm very pleased with my results and have more gels to continue touching up throughout the year. 

After reaching out to Smile Brilliant I was asked to participate in a review, so I received the system at no cost. As always with my blog, I only share what I love - and I feel that you will be just as happy with your whitening results as I am. Plus - if you're not - they offer a 100% money back guarantee. I love a company that stands behind the quality of their products.

Send me any questions you have and check out Smile Brilliant's systems and reviews online!
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