Personalogy: Fun For The Whole Family!

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017

It’s Winter. That means it’s cold outside and Spring break is on the horizon. That means you need something to keep your kids happy (and let’s face it, hold on to your sanity) asap. This is when my family likes to pull out the games! There are so many great ways to occupy your kids and help them to use their minds. Personalogy is one of our new faves.

I cannot describe how much fun we had and continue to have with this game! It is super easy and required zero parent involvement to set up and get started. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love playing games with my kids. But sometimes it’s nice to know I can sit one out every once in a while and they will be able to continue to play and have fun. I love that there are multiple choice answers for the questions you (or your kids) aren’t sure of. I will say that most of the time we just ignored those options. We tend to have more fun and longer conversations if we come up with our own answers. Plus, there are parent/adult questions as well as questions that anyone can answer. If you haven’t checked out this fun game, then now is the perfect time!

Personalogy: A Laugh-out-loud discovery card game for the family (ideal for kids 7-11). Brings families together instantly – the playful, heart-warming and silly questions gets everyone talking, laughing and having fun! Questions have multiple choice answers to make it easy for kids.Play at family meals or game night.Discover something new about your family. perfect for birthday or holiday parties, family gatherings, A perfect antidote for traveling with kids, road trips, and plane rides. Triple AAA recommends it for road trips too! The speciality box is designed to be small enough to put in your purse, backpack or glove box. Cards are the same size as a regular deck of playing cards. Many of the questions were co-created by kids 7-11. Great for family dinners gatherings, birthday parties, goodie bags and a hostess gift. A great game for grandparents to connect with their grandkids! Three ways to play, with or without points and can be played in teams. 122 fun, silly, laugh-out-loud and memorable questions and even more surprising answers. Made Amazon’s Best Sellers Top 100 Card Games for 2015! Enjoy! Made in the USA. Check out our Personalogy Party Edition for adults, great for dinner parties, Game night, Road trips or hostess gift.



Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure Coming to a Town Near You!

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016

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Pack Your Bags for the Ultimate Tour of Disney Destinations in
DISNEY ON ICE presents PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE
Coming to Salt Lake City, November 10th – 13th 
**Tickets On-Sale NOW**
Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as your tour guides a magical globetrotting getaway as they travel to the timeless worlds of Disney’s The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan and the #1 animated feature film of all time, Frozen, in Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure!  Celebrate some of the most memorable Disney tales and landscapes with all your favorite characters in one fun-filled ice production, coming to Salt Lake City from November 10th – 13th  at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
Mickey and Minnie will take audiences on a sightseeing adventure created for the entire family to explore the African Pride Lands with Simba, Timon and Pumbaa; voyage deep under the sea to Ariel’s mystical underwater kingdom and tour London with Peter Pan and Wendy before flying to Neverland to meet up with Tinker Bell.  Plus, travel to Arendelle for an extraordinary adventure with sisters Anna and Elsa, rugged mountain man Kristoff and everyone’s favorite, huggable snowman Olaf, as they journey to discover that true love is the most magical power of all.
Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure features an international team of award-winning figure skaters, high-energy choreography and a colorful set that captures all four unique worlds. Upbeat music, lovable characters and unforgettable moments make this an experience families will cherish forever!
WHEN:                               Thursday, November 10 – Sunday, November 13
Thursday, Nov. 10          7:00 PM
Friday, Nov. 11                7:00 PM
Saturday, Nov. 12           11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, Nov. 13               1:00 PM & 4:30 PM
WHERE:             Vivint Smart Home Arena
301 West South Temple Salt Lake City, UT, USA, 84101
TICKETS:         Ticket prices start at just $20!
                                Special Opening Night discount tickets available for only $15 each (not valid for VIP/Front Row levels)
All seats are reserved; tickets are available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 800-888-TIXX or visit the Vivint Smart Home Arena Box Office.
*tickets prices are subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply
Visit http://presale.disneyonice.comfor the shows and dates coming to your hometown.


Ghostblasters at Desert Star + Enter to Win Tickets!

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016

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I love to laugh. Like REALLY love to laugh. I love musicals, dancing and funny jokes. And my 9 year old son? Yeah, so does he. So when the opportunity came up to see a spoof of some of my favorite shows? I was all over that!

 

Since 1989, Desert Star Playhouse has built a solid reputation for producing hilarious, family-friendly entertainment. Desert Star produces original musical comedies. We offer outrageous parodies of classic movies, TV show, and Broadway hits, with a melodramatic twist! Each show also features a high-energy variety show we call “The Olio” following the play with more singing, dancing and Desert Star comedy. It’s 2 shows in 1! Audience Interaction. Outrageous Parody. Unpredictable Fun.

I decided to take my son (because he didn’t really give me a choice) who really “gets” this kind of humor to this Desert Star experience. We were able to see “Ghostblasters: We ain’t afraid of no jokes” I will state it here. Run. Do not walk. Get to your computer or phone and buy Desert Start Theater tickets. You will NOT be disappointed. The actors are amazing and the comedic timing is great! They interact with the audience and as an audience member you get to BOO for the villain and CHEER for the hero. My son and I loved it.

One of the perks of seeing the show in the first few weeks is watching the actors forget their lines and make stuff up on the spot. Not gonna lie: this was maybe my favorite part. They are hilarious!

 

Set in a western theme, the theater itself looks like you have stepped back in time to watch dinner theater at it’s prime. Even the servers are in costume. The food was great and the drinks a plenty! He has already asked to go back again (season tickets maybe). Even if it is to watch what we just saw. Which is exactly part of the fun! You will NEVER see the exact same show twice! Whether it be different actors, a different audience or different impromptu jokes, it will always be a great time! With season tickets also available, it is the gift that will keep you laughing all year long. Get on down to Desert Star Theater! You will pat yourself on the back that you did.

Win It:

One Mamas reader will win a Pair of Desert Star Tickets!

(One winner will receive two ticket vouchers to any play at Desert Star)

Just leave a comment on this post letting us know something that makes you laugh, then fill out the giveaway form below. If you’re reading this in our daily email or a feed reader, then click on the title of the post to be taken to the blog so you can enter to win.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway ends Thursday, September 22 at 11:59pm MST, and the winner will be chosen randomly, contacted by email, and posted on the blog the next day.
The Rules:
*Only ONE entry per name/email address (excluding bonus entries).
*Open to Utah Residents Only
*Make sure you include a valid email address so we can contact you. This is the only thing your email address will be used for.
*Winner is chosen using random.org.
*Winner has 48 hours to contact us, or another winner will be chosen.



The Circus is Coming! Plus, Enter to Win!

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016

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I am so freaking excited to check out the circus this year! It sounds amazing! Check out all the deets below. Including how to score discount tickets, dates, times, and enter to win a pack of tickets!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Out Of This World

** First-Ever West Coast National Tour Debut Blasts Off

      In Salt Lake City from September 23-26**

Through the lens of a magic telescope, Out Of This World transports the entire family on an unforgettable outer space journey as Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson and “Circus Starseeker” Paulo battle evil forces, the Intergalactic Circus Queen Tatiana and her bumbling henchman Davis, to return the most talented circus performers in the universe back to Earth.

Families will be amazed by the cosmic voyage storyline exploring extraordinary new worlds and captivated by the twinkle in their child’s eyes as they visit far away planets of ice, fire, sand and water inhabited by gravity-defying acrobats, orbital aerialists, majestic animals and fearless daredevils that will ignite wonder with Children Of All Ages®The newest edition of The Greatest Show On Earth® features several unique performances throughout the story including:

Simet Family Astronauts launching the show, this one-of-its-kind aerial “spacewalk” features three astronauts balancing zero gravity maneuvers on a spinning wheel

Heilongjiang Provincial Acrobatic Troupe – original presentation for the first time in America showcasing the mastery of skilled Chinese acrobatics (such as an 11-person human pyramid and hoop diving) – all performed on ice!

Thrill Skaters introducing a new genre of ice skating, combining lyrical figure skating with energetic freestyle skaters performing tricks and stunts on ice

Sway Pole lead character clown Davis Vassallo climbs a 47-foot pole to complete a handstand five stories above the audience as he sways and tumbles around with a surprise ending; this daring performance can currently only be seen at Ringling Bros.!

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Additional Out Of This World show performance highlights include tigers & lions presenter Alexander Lacey; edge-of-your-seat Cossack Riders equestrian stunts; Globe of Steel motorcycle daredevils; awe-inspiring trapeze artists (performing the Ringling Bros. exclusive dual triple somersault routine with two flyers attempting the trick at the same time); unicycle courtside comedy routines from the King Charles Troupe; the hilarious antics of the Ringling Bros. Clown Alley and more!

 

Free with every ticket purchase, be sure to arrive early for fun-filled interactive elements before the show starts with the Starseeker’s Early Access pre-show experience where families can enjoy sneak peek performances, unique mobile app interactions, clown appearances right in your seats leading up to an exciting dance party show countdown.  Guests are encouraged to download the all-new interactive Ringling Bros. mobile app where families can become part of The Greatest Show On Earth like never before with exclusive content, games and more!

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WHEN:                 Friday, September 23 – Monday, September 26

Friday, September 23                     7:00 PM

Saturday, September 24               11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Sunday, September 25                  1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

Monday, September 26                7:00 PM

 

WHERE: Vivint Smart Home Arena – 301 S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

TICKETS: Discount Opening Night tickets for $15 each (select seating only; not valid on VIP/premium levels)

All seats are reserved; tickets available for purchase online at Smithstix.com, select Smith’s Grocery locations, charge by phone at 801-355-SEAT or 800-888-TIXX and in-person at the EnergySolutions Box Office.

Win It:

One Mamas reader will win A Family Four Pack of Tickets to the Circus!

(One winner will receive 4 tickets to the Friday, September 23 7:00pm show in SLC, Utah)

Just leave a comment on this post letting us know your favorite thing at the circus and then leave- your name and email address in the giveaway form below. If you’re reading this in our daily email or a feed reader, then click on the title of the post to be taken to the blog so you can enter to win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway ends Thursday, September 15 at 11:59pm MST, and the winner will be chosen randomly, contacted by email, and posted on the blog the next day.
The Rules:
*Only ONE entry per name/email address (excluding bonus entries).
*Open to Utah Residents Only
*Make sure you include a valid email address so we can contact you. This is the only thing your email address will be used for.
*Winner is chosen using random.org.
*Winner has 48 hours to contact us, or another winner will be chosen.



Giveaway: Win a Utah State Fair Prize Pack (3 Winners)!

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016

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We picked our winners, but didn’t hear back from one of them! So we are extending this giveaway for one more day! Woo hoo!

Utah State Fair

The Utah State Fair runs September 8 – 18 at the Utah State Fairpark. For more information and continued updates on the 2016 Utah State Fair, visit www.UtahStateFair.com.

Utah State Fair Giveaway

My Family at the Utah State Fair in 2012

My family absolutely loves going to the Utah State Fair every year. It has become a tradition and we love it! There is so much stuff to do and it’s great for all ages. No, really. There are rides, food, animals, exhibits, food, vendors, kids activities, and food! Wait, did I mention there is food? Because there is. And lots of it!

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Me eating Saturday’s Waffle at the Fair in 2014.

There are way too many things to do and see at the fair to list them all, but here are some of my favorites: Little Hands on the Farm (This is my kids absolute favorite thing to do every year), Giant Yellow Slide, Fishing Pond, Bovine Exhibit, Turkey Legs (these things are HUGE! And delicious!), Dutch Oven Cook Off, and the Rodeo. And tons more. There is so much fun stuff at the Fair! If you haven’t been before you have no idea what you are missing. I’ll be adding a full review of this years fair as soon as we get a chance to visit.

 

Buy It:

In case you’re wanting to go there are some great discounts available including;

  • Family Savings Bundle $95 includes four (4) gate admission tickets, two (2) regular All-You-Can-Ride carnival wristband vouchers, and $40 of food coupons that can be used for any of your favorite fair foods or drinks. Available online through September 7th
  • $3 off coupons at Smith’s stores
  • On Patriot Day (9/11) all military, law enforcement and emergency services personnel, with proper identification, will be admitted FREE
  • On September 12 it is ABC4 GOOD4UTAH Family day – Age 12 and under FREE, Age 13 and above $8, Purchase one All-You-Can-Ride Carnival Wristband
    at regular price and receive a second wristband FREE
  • September 13 is Fox13 Day at the Fair – Age 12 and under FREE, Age 13 and above $8
  • September 14 is KSL Free Parking Day – Visit www.ksl.com to print your coupon.

 

 

Win It:

Three Mamas readers will win a Utah State Fair Prize Pack!

(Three winners will receive five admission tickets, to the Utah State Fair)

Just leave a comment on this post letting us know your favorite thing at the fair (or what you are most excited to see) then fill out the giveaway form below. If you’re reading this in our daily email or a feed reader, then click on the title of the post to be taken to the blog so you can enter to win.

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway ends Thursday, September 15 at 11:59pm MST, and the winner will be chosen randomly, contacted by email, and posted on the blog the next day.
The Rules:
*Only ONE entry per name/email address (excluding bonus entries).
*Open to Utah Residents Only
*Make sure you include a valid email address so we can contact you. This is the only thing your email address will be used for.
*Winner is chosen using random.org.
*Winner has 48 hours to contact us, or another winner will be chosen.



The Utah State Fair is Almost Here + Discounts!

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016

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The Utah State Fair is almost here! We love going to the fair and make sure to go every year. One of our very favorite activities is the super cute (and free!) “Little Hands on the Farm”. My kids love it! The fair runs from September 8 – 18, 2016.

Stay tuned for a giveaway coming soon!

In case you’re wanting to go there are some great discounts available including;

  • Family Savings Bundle $95 includes four (4) gate admission tickets, two (2) regular All-You-Can-Ride carnival wristband vouchers, and $40 of food coupons that can be used for any of your favorite fair foods or drinks. Available online through September 7th
  • $3 off coupons at Smith’s stores
  • On Patriot Day (9/11) all military, law enforcement and emergency services personnel, with proper identification, will be admitted FREE
  • On September 12 it is ABC4 GOOD4UTAH Family day – Age 12 and under FREE, Age 13 and above $8, Purchase one All-You-Can-Ride Carnival Wristband
    at regular price and receive a second wristband FREE
  • September 13 is Fox13 Day at the Fair – Age 12 and under FREE, Age 13 and above $8
  • September 14 is KSL Free Parking Day – Visit www.ksl.com to print your coupon.


It’s Fun to Be One and All Things Pink Party!

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016

I can’t believe it’s almost time for another party for my little girl! She will be 3 this October and I can’t wait to plan another party for her. Seriously having a girl is SO different than having boys! And I love every single second of having her as part of our family. My daughter is as girly as they come. She loves princesses, pink, music, dancing, and every single thing Frozen related.

In honor of her upcoming birthday I wanted to throw out this refresher of the All Things Pink Party we had a couple of years ago and ask for YOUR ideas for this year’s theme. What would be fun, easy, and not crazy expensive?

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Remember how I told you I wanted my mom to make a cupcake cake for my cute little girl’s first birthday? Well, she did! And it turned out AMAZING! I am so happy with how it turned out. You can check out her cooking blog to see some of her recipes and she will have a cupcake cake tutorial coming soon. And I think it was a fairly easy cake to make since it’s all cupcakes. My mom also made the smash cake (pictured below) for a one year photo shoot. She is one talented woman.

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There were so many fun things at this party that I have to share a few. I found a ton of cute ideas on Pinterest. I have an entire board dedicated to my daughter’s first birthday party. One of the things at the top of my list was a highchair tutu. Buy some tulle, cut it, tie it around ribbon and put it on the highchair. I mean, come on. Anyone can do that, right? Wrong. Not this girl. I am craftily (totally a word) challenged. I bought some super cute pink tulle. And I cut it. But it was awkwardly crooked. Some pieces were just meant for the garbage. I tied the crookedly cut tulle onto the ribbon. And tied. And then tied some more. I felt like I was tying tulle for a LONG time (at least three episodes of Supernatural long). At this point my tutu just looked like a big, puffy, not even remotely straight mess. So how did I solve the problem? The dollar store!

I snagged two tutu’s, a princess skirt, and a chair cover. All I had to do was to untie both tutu’s and cut the skirt down the middle. I secured all of them to the high chair with glue dots and put the chair cover on the back. Done. Best $4 I’ve ever spent.

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A couple of weeks before the party I had some pics taken by the absolutely amazing Maganda Studios. I had to post a couple to go along with this birthday party post. But don’t worry, there will be a whole post dedicated to this awesome shoot and a discount (squee!)

I mean, come on. Could my baby girl be any cuter? Oh, and the adorable Birthday Girl dress? Scored it for $3.20 from BabiesRUs last January when I posted about their awesome clearance sale. Fingers crossed it happens again this year.

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Days of ’47 Rodeo Family Night Discount

Posted by on Jul 10, 2016

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July 19-23 There’s Something for Everyone

The Days of ’47 Komatsu Equipment Rodeo features a number of fun activities for all ages to celebrate the Days of ’47 holiday. Plaza events, held from 4-7pm each day, are open to the public and most activities are free! Events that will take place on the Vivint Smart Home Arena or at the Days of ’47 Rodeo include:

  • Championship rodeo competition
  • BBQ vendors on the plaza
  • Mechanical bull riding
  • Live concerts and dancing on the plaza
  • Mutton busting
  • Petting zoo with over 100 animals
  • And more!

Family Night Discount- Come on down with your family on Wednesday, July 20th, for Days of ’47 Family Night. With discounts on tickets and food for all your cowboys and cowgirls, it’s a perfect excuse to give us your best “yee-haw!” Don’t worry; we hear it all the time.

On Wednesday, July 20th you can get 4 Silver Buckle rodeo tickets and 4 hot dogs for only $47! Available by calling the Vivint Smart Home Group Sales department, 801.355.DUNK (3865). Ticket prices increase $1 per ticket when purchasing tickets on the same day of event.

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*HOT* Utah Deal: Pass of All Passes Just $13.60

Posted by on May 19, 2016

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Right now you can score an amazing deal on the Pass of all passes. If you don’t have your 2016 pass yet, then this is the deal you have been waiting for. Just use coupon code SALE3 at checkout to score this deal.

Keep in mind that you can use this code multiple times, but you can only buy one pass at a time to get the discount.

I’ve debated on getting these passes for the past few years. I think this is the deal I’ve been waiting for. If I only used the pass once for one event it would still be worth my money. And I have no intention of only using it once. Grab yours now before this deal expires.



R.E.V’s Robotic Enhanced Vehicles

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016

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My boys’ race. They race to the bathroom to brush their teeth. They race to the car when I pick them up from school. They race to bed…oh wait. Ok. Maybe not that. But they are always on the move and moving FAST! When they are not on the move racing from one place to another, they are on some sort of electronic device. Well. Did I have a surprise for them! Because of the genius of which, simply put, is who I am…ok. No. I am not the genius inventor, but I sure am the user of these amazing toys! The name says it all. REV.

R.E.V’s are Robotic Enhanced Vehicles that are designed for combat. Leave the track behind, and the let the world be your battlefield. Equipped with cutting edge Artificial Intelligence, in conjunction with BeaconSense technology, Each vehicle is outfitted with BeaconSense technology, a proprietary indoor GPS system that enables them to sense their surroundings and navigate accordingly. REV does not require a special surface or mat to play on, and up to 16 different vehicles can enter the game at any time. Introducing REV by WowWee. REV are Robotic Enhanced Vehicles that are app-enabled and built for battle. REVs can think, drive and fight for themselves- no player two required. REVs are hardwired to outwit, outplay and outlast YOU, their human opponents.

  • REV set includes two cars; pick the car you want to control with your smart device
  • In single player mode, battle a series of A.I. Characters that can drive, think and fight all by themselves.
  • In multiplayer mode, play against multiple human- or A.I.-controlled cars at once. Up to 16 different players can enter the game! Choose from different modes such as team battles or free-for-alls.
  • REV vehicles track the status and location of other REV vehicles and adjust their tactics in real time.
  • Handle most surfaces, including carpet, hardwood and tile

 

My boys had a REVving good time with these cars! I loved that I did not (well unless I wanted to) keep them cooped up in one small area of the house. They were able to make a racetrack going through our Living room (carpet) and into the kitchen (tile) and these little suckers took it like the champs they are!! Gone are the OLD SCHOOL remote controls that you really had no control over…and welcome to the age our kids live in. My kids picked a car, grabbed the smart device and were cruising! And if one of the boys didn’t want to play (or…maybe was put in a time out for being mean…just sayin) the other boy could still play solo- against a computer. WHA?! Yes. The movie Terminator may have flashed across my mind…but so far, no machines have come to the door looking for their version of Sarah Conner….

What has entered my house is HOURS of fun had by my boys with these REV cars. If you’re feeling really over achiever like, you could always have your own car safety course….or not. Just let boys be boys. And they can with these REV cars. So ready. Set. GO!