Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Fun Filled Day With Ice Age Collision Course and the AMNH

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. We were invited to attend a special screening of Ice Age Collision Course hosted by 20th Century Fox and the American Museum Of Natural History (museum portion of the event). All words and opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Last week we had the chance to end our week with a big bang. We started our Friday morning with a special screening of Ice Age Collision Course which is now in theaters, so make sure to plan a fun family day and head to the movie theater with your family. It's also cool so you will definitely save on electricity for a few hours.

The icing on the cake was definitely the Q&A with mister Neil deGrasse Tyson himself.
After watching the movie we were able to listen to him talk about what it's like to be an astrophysicist and what it feels like to love science so much. Listening to him speak was amazing and you could hear his passion for what he does in every word that came out of his mouth. Miguel was especially excited. He's always loved science and space and we've always been big planetarium fanatics, so being able to meet the voice behind the space shows was just amazing.
I love that Neil said that being a scientist is just a child who never grew up, they are curious about everything. They have questions about everything and everything sparks curiosity that is what being and astrophysicist is all about.

Mr.Neil does voice over in the movie Ice Age as Neil deBuck Wiesel, this is not his first voice over and he's done a few that included a pig, but just in case you are wondering why he doesn't do more, it's because he always makes sure to take on projects that have some redeeming science value, no matter how little but there has to be some scientific meaning to it.
It was great to listen to him clear up what asteroids really are, did you know that not all have craters and pits?! They are mostly huge rocks.
He also shared some of his favorite things to do when he is not inside of the museum. Mr.Neil loves broadway shows and as a matter of fact if he lived another life in another lifetime he would write songs for broadway shows. How cool is that?!
So many things were talked about during the interview but what really stuck to me, especially since we will be preparing for Miguel to get ready for High School. He will be entering 8th grade this year, that means applying for schools and not just any schools but what are supposed to be good rated schools. Mr.Neil mentions that it doesn't matter the school you go to, that doesn't make you or define you. What defines you is YOU! Always dream big and work towards making your dreams a reality, anything you set your heart to is possible, just believe in yourself. We left that room feeling happy and Miguel felt out of this moon, and with a new sense of belief. He truly believes with all his heart that will one day be whatever he sets his heart on, something science and space related for sure.

After the great Q&A and a very yummy lunch we headed over to the American Museum Of Natural History to check out the new exhibit Dinosaurs Among Us. If you remember we are museum people and we were able to check out this exhibit back in April but the kids love dinosaurs and museums, therefor the museum was a must.
What was more special about this museum visit was that we had a personal tour guide that guided us through some special exhibits and talked to us about special items that were located throughout the exhibit. We also got to check out the new space show. Even Valentina who is 2 years old loved looking up at the stars. We ended the museum visit with being able to check out the newest dinosaur at the museum, The Titanosaur, it needs an entire room for himself and event then his head doesn't fit in it. You can see it peeking out in the first picture.

It was a perfect day full of science, stars and dinosaurs. Definitely a great ending to a week. Make sure to check out the Dinosaurs Among Us exhibit, during this Summer break.

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Kary xoxo

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Summer Travels 2016

Leaving on a jet plane :)
We get to go to Mexico for two weeks and a half. Our plane leaves next and we will actually be on our flight at this time next week, headed to where half my soul belongs to.
Miguel is excited, Valentina is also excited. I'm sure that she doesn't know for sure what going to Mexico means but by looking at the vlogs from last years trip to Mexico she knows that she will be seeing fun animals and going to a water park. That make her say yay, Mexico. What she doesn't know is that her dad will be staying behind, and with her being a daddys girl I'm really worried about how she's going to react when she doesn't see him for days or when I try to explain that he's not in Mexico and she will see him soon. I'm sure it will be ok, but I tend to stress and overthink things, so my nights are definitely sleepless until we are in Mexico and a few days into our vacation. It also breaks my heart to leave him behind but he can't travel due to his immigration status that we are hoping gets fixed very soon.
So many things have also changed since the last time that we visited Mexico last Summer, like one of my grandmothers passing away, that means we won't be seeing her this time around and overtime we go to Mexico, but i'm sure that she will be there with us in spirit and overtime I look up at the sky and see a star I will think of her and know that she is shining down at us.

The countdown is officially on till Mexico 2016 is here.

Kary xoxo

Friday, July 22, 2016

KizVuz Back 2 School Bash

Last Friday we got to attend the 3rd annual KidzVuz Back 2 School Bash.
Perfect way to end a long week. We got to meet some great brands, try out some yummy foods and drinks and see the KidzVuz new logo.

The KidzVuz new logo, new colors and fun fonts.
We were among the first ones to check out the new logo and we loved it.
The great sponsors that we got to see at the Back 2 School Bash.

Juicy Juice @JuicyJuiceUSA
Classroom Direct @ClassroomDirect
Galxyz @GalxyzLab
FinFun @FinFunMermaid
Domain.Me @DomainME
Philips @PhilipsNA and @PhilipsSonicare
Pips Island @PipsIsland
EZ PZ Patches @EZPZPatches
Lucky Bar @pickyeatersrule
BackYard Foods @backyardfoodco
Bway @BwayZone
Zandra Beauty @ZandraBeauty
Love, Hallie @love_Hallie_

How cute are these Sonicare Ice Age electric toothbrushes, just in time for the Ice Age Collision Course movie premiere. I want one for me.

Checking out Galxyz. Miguel loves everything science related and he was especially excited about checking this booth. This is the perfect app for all kids who love space and science. A great, fun learning tool. Make sure to check out as school begins this September.

Zandra Beauty
Now this is must try product, you will be supporting an amazing and young entrepreneur.
Zandra started making her own products at the age of 9 years old, she is now 16 going on 17.
It all started the day her dad got tired of buying her so many chapsticks, he suggested she make her own and thus began her journey to her own company of great products. Zandra was there to show us how to make our own sugar scrub.
Make sure to check her out.

Juicy Juice was there to provide some yummy drinks, we got to try some yummy watermelon smoothies and some other fun juice flavors.

Philips Airfryer
Have you ever dreamt of the perfect tasting fries, well this french fry lover sure has, and
with this Philips Airfare you will have the perfect fries. Love that the grease will fall to the bottom and your fries will come out greaseless but it's perfect for cooking other stuff. Make sure to check this great Philip product.

Lucky Bar a product made by a mom for her picky eater, you know this is a product that you can trust and believe in. I've mentioned it before that Valentina is seriously the pickiest eater ever, she will always smell her food and if she doesn't like the smell, you can forget about her tasting it. Well, these lucky bars smell delicious and taste great. Plus they are full of protein, double what an egg has and are gluten free. They have strawberry flavored one and that's the fruit that Valentina is really into right now. She was a little bit skeptical about the bar at first but after smelling it, she decided it was safe to bite. She ate half a bar and saved the rest for the next day.

ezpz decos
was so much fun, patches that stick onto your clothes or whatever your heart desires without the need of ironing o glueing. Just peel the back and you've got yourself a masterpiece. Miguel loved decorating a tee shirt and I made sure to bring along one of Valentinas tops so I could decorate, we were told by email to bring along something we might want to decorate.

 Being turned into a cartoon is always a lot of fun and we also had the chance to get drawn into a cartoon by some very cool and fun artists. Miguel and I got drawn up and I can't wait to hang it up at home.

These were just  a few pictures of some of the greta sponsors at the event. So much fun packed into a great space. We loved looking at some great products and learning how we can make a difference.
Can't wait for next years KidzVuz Back 2 School Bash!

Kary xoxo

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday Wish List

Pokemon Pikachu Pika Pika Girls Muscle Top

I choose you bracelets

Pokemon Eevee Evolutions Hobo Bag

Emoji Sneakers

This weeks Wednesday wish list will focus on Pokemon, with all the craze with Pokemon Go going on it was only appropriate. Yes, the emoji shoes are not Pokemon but it has all the feels of how I feel playing Pokemon - from happy, to sad, to angry to oh poop!
It's also a nice casual look for nice Summer days and lots of walking. The hobo bag looks so cute and perfect for carrying my stuff and Valentinas. The bracelet I love because I can play Pokemon Go and look at my wrist at the same time.
Everything is also on sale at Hot Topic, so if you see anything that you really need then go and get it before it is sold out.

Kary xoxo

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Blogger Bash Day 1 & Sweet Suite 2016

I can't believe that Blogger Bash is over. It is almost a year of counting down to the best two days ever. This was my third year in a row going, I was abel to go to the first one ever and I can tell you that they only get better and better.
Blogger Bash took place at two places but most of the time we spend on the Majesty!
Yep, that big cruise ship that's peeking out from the picture above.
Only during the first morning of Blogger Bash did we get to spend at the other location, called the Espace. It was across the street from the Majesty.

We got to kick off the first day of Blogger Bash with the Care Bears. There was amazing food and some very fun news. The Care Bears will definitely celebrate their 35th Anniversary in 2017 with a bang. We were among the first people to learn that the Care Bears is getting an animated movie to be released in the movie theaters this 2017. There will also be a new Care Bear coming out, identity is a big secret. All we know is that it's a she and she's glittery. She sounds perfect to me.
 We also got to hear from the amazing Jessica, the 9 year old founder (now 13 year old) of We Care Bears. A charity that focuses on getting stuffed animals into emergency response vehicles, to help kids relax while they ride to the hospital. So young and inspirational, you can learn more at

Picture courtesy of Blogger Bash Photographer
After Brunch I was one of the lucky 49 bloggers to get on The Ride during the second time slot.
If you remember I tried out the Tour a few months back and OMG, if you are the city and need something fun to do, I definitely recommend The Ride. Our tour guides were hilarious and made it such a fun thing to do. It is an interactive ride full of music, dancing, screaming and lots of singing.
I will definitely get tickets to go with the family.

Then came what is considered one of the best nights of play ever. 
Sweet Suite 2016

Lego can never do wrong, just look at these fun sets and that Darth Vader made out of Legos.
One of HEXBUG newest toys - AquaBot
Magformers - great fun magnetic building toy for your little ones. Just look at the cute little robot that you can make.
Moose toys does it again. Just take all my money, if you thought Shopkins were cute, just wait until you meet Twozies. Look for them at your local Target or retail shop like Toys R'Us.
I caught Pikachu. If you follow me on Instagram then you saw that I still found a little bit of time to catch some Pokemon on Pokemon Go app.
I'm so happy that I got to check out some of the newest pokemon toys, we are all in for a treat this coming Fall. I especially loved the light up pikachu.
New limited edition black and white tsums tsums coming out this Fall.

Keep your eyes open for these gift ems. The newest mystery surprise toy to come to the market this Holiday Season.
Zulu Hamsters - You don't have to worry about cleaning up after these little cuties.
This is also one of the hottest and cutest toys to come out this holiday season. Perfect for hours of play.
5 hours of play, that go by way too fast.
These are just a few of the amazing toys that we I got to see and play with last week. If I posted all of the amazingness it would be a never-ending post.
By the end of the night I was tired, my feet hurt but I was feeling happy.
I got to meet some amazing brands, blogger friends and old company friends that I've worked with before. I didn't want the night to end but it had to in order to give way for the second day and so that I could go home to my baby girl!

Valentina face when I got home, that smile :)

Kary xoxo