Archives for February 27, 2015

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Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. But, I love Birthday Express! (See this week’s featured post!)


Birthday Express for all your Children’s Birthday Themes! Looking for Video Game Themed Party Decorations and more?


Do you have a child who loves Video Games? I know I do! He is 11 and he loves Mario Kart especially on the Wii U he received this past Christmas. I have been searching online to see about planning a party for my son later this year and one of my favorite websites popped right up. has a great variety of products to fit this theme (and so many more birthday themes!). The Mario Kart Wii Party in a Box is just perfect! You can order a box for either 8 or 16 guests. I am planning a smaller party so we went with 8. You receive so much for the Basic box! I am so impressed! There is a Mario Kart Wii Printed Tablecloth, Napkins, Dessert Plates, Dinner Plates, Forks & Spoons (blue), 9 0z. paper cups and even birthday candles! And, that is not all! You also receive red and blue matte balloons, Thank you Notes and Blue & red curling ribbon for wrapping gifts. Of course, you can also add more by ordering the Deluxe, Deluxe with Favors or the Ultimate! Now, how cool is that?!

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They also have the best Party Favors! These Tattoos and Notepads will be a sure hit! They are quite affordable too! A sheet of temporary tattoos which includes 8 are $1.99. The Notepads (8) are $7.99.

There are even Mario Bros. Cupcake Rings if you aren’t going with a cake or maybe you want cupcakes on the side!  Cupcakes aren’t included!


Don’t forget the Invitations! Birthday Express has you covered! I really like these invitations!


Last of all..Don’t forget something special for the birthday boy (or girl!) I love these super giant Mario Kart Wii Giant Wall Decals! You can make your child’s day extra special with these! They would also be great on the wall in a Game Room! We are currently deciding if we want to put the ones we received up in the Game Room or our son’s room! I like how durable they seem to be and my son likes how large they are. Sure to be a hit! You can find them here. 


We can’t wait until my son’s birthday to use all these great items! The only thing we need is the food and his friends of course!


Birthday Express has so many great Pre-assembled kits!

·         Unbeatable pricing on complete party sets, with your child’s favorite characters/themes – always the lowest price available

·         Convenient, one-click shopping

·         Hundreds of Express Values to choose from – only at

No matter what theme your child may want, check out!


Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Photo Credit:


#DisneySide Party is just too much fun!

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Once again this year I was chosen to host a #DisneySide party! My family was excited and we anxiously waited to receive a fun-filled #DisneySide package of goodies. My son’s favorite was the Duff Cake mix and we were going to try out the Mickey Mouse cake pan but decided to try our hand at cupcakes instead. Our party was a hit and we had so much fun decorating with all the Mickey Mouse decorations! Although I think my son enjoyed eating the cupcakes the most!

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Self Disclosure: I received a #DisneySide party package to participate in this fun opportunity! I was so  busy at the party that not many photos were taken and my photographer was having too much fun! and forgot about taking photos. 

Newly Enhanced Olay Total Effects Moisturizers are a Beauty Must-Have!

Total Effects Anti-Aging Moisturizer

Olay Total Effects was the first mass skincare brand to introduce powerful anti-aging ingredient, Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3. Olay scientists discovered that Niacinamide could strengthen the skin barrier and help restore skin’s appearance to a more youthful level.

I am a big fan of Olay products and use them on a regular basis. I love the Olay Total Effects line up so am quite excited about the Newly Enhanced Olay Total Effects Moisturizers. The upgraded formulas include: Anti-Aging Moisturizer, Anti-Aging Moisturizer Fragrance-Free and Anti-Aging Moisturizer Fragrance-Free SPF 15.  I received samples of all of them to try out. I liked them all and they work really well. I find it quit impressive that they have 40% more vitamins than before. But, what I like best is how they smooth wrinkles and evens skin tone. They really do fight the 7 signs of aging and visibly improves the look of skin as the product claims. It’s 7 in one benefits are the following: 1.) Smoothes wrinkles, 2.) Evens tone, 3.) Brightens, 4.) Refines pores, 5.) Reduces age spots, 6.) Restores firmness and 7.) Moisturizes.  My favorite is the one with the SPF 15. It is my to-go-to Moisturizer on a daily basis.

The Newly formulated Olay Total Effects Moisturizers have been available since January 2015 for a suggested retail price of $19.99 at local retailers that sell Olay products.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this feature post. Photo Credit: Olay.