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Daddies and Daughters

Growing up not having a father figure in my life I always wondered what it would be like to have a dad. I’m blessed to now have a relationship with my dad, but definitely missed out on all the fun things dads do with their little girls. Maybe that’s why I’ve been blessed with two beautiful little girls and a husband who adores them.

I love watching DaddyB with the girls, seeing how they talk and play and how he makes them feel special. In our house the girls have Daddy-Daughter adventures where they get to spend the day with DaddyB doing some fun things mixed in with errands, it’s quality time that they treasure.

Another annual event that all three of my favorite people love is the Daddy Daughter dance that our school hosts. I love seeing DaddyB and the girls dress up and enjoy hearing all about their night. Last week they were able to participate in this years’ dance.

{Aren’t they awesome!!!}

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They had a great time getting ready. US Angels sent the girls dresses and both of them felt like princesses. The quality of the dresses are outstanding. You can see the details in the stitching and feel it in the material.

 

As Lil’ C twirled around the room, {feeling like a princess}, she made sure to let us know her skirt had 6 layers.

 

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And Miss A, looked grown up in the best way possible. I couldn’t believe how beautiful she is and how she’s turning into a young lady.

 

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If you’re looking for a dress for a special occasion, like formal dances, holiday pictures, fancy parties, weddings, or confirmations, I would highly recommend checking out US Angels, they have great selections for little ones all the way through teenagers. usangels.com


 

At the event DaddyB and a photographer took lots of pictures and I can’t wait to see them all once they’re posted. The best thing is how the girls won’t need pictures to remember these special moments with their daddy.

 

For those of you who have lost your fathers in one way or another, take heart. I pray that you will find someone who will fill that role for you, be able to witness it in your own home as you make your own family, or be able to help others who might be missing out.

 

I received free product from US Angels, my thoughts and opinions are my own.

Toaster Strudel Celebrates MORE Fruit with Fruit Ninja

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Toaster Strudel

School has just started four our family and we’re waking up bright and early to get ready for Miss A to go to school. Soon Lil C will start school and we’re super excited for both of them, but also realizing more school means less snuggles in the morning. I don’t know about you, but our family could always use more quiet, special time, especially while our girls are still little.

Who wouldn’t want more of this?!?!

 

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Toaster Strudel Fruit Ninja Logo Lock UpTo celebrate families getting more good stuff in the mornings, Toaster Strudel now has even MORE delicious fruit in every warm, gooey pastry. If you can’t tell from our photos we also love being silly and having fun too. Toaster Strudel teamed up with the popular Fruit Ninja app to host the first-ever “in real life” spectacle. During this one-of-a-kind event, fans watched as world-renowned swordsman Isao Machii sliced apples, berries and watermelons tossed his way.

 

Check out Isao Machii’s Fruit Ninja Style: 



How cool right?? You can complete a Fruit Ninja in-app mission and be awarded with incentives brought to you by Toaster Strudel. Check out Toaster Strudel’s Facebook page for more information on more fruit, app missions, and ways to add more to your mornings {maybe even some extra snuggles!}.

What do you wish your family had more of in the mornings??

 

 

This is a sponsored post, any opinions or thoughts expressed in this post are my own. Your opinions may vary.

Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium to Open February 20, 2014 at Concord Mills

I am a member of the Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Parents Council.

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A public event and celebration is planned to kick-off UK-based Merlin Entertainments’ 100th attraction and introduce 5,000 sea creatures to the region’s visitors.

Today, Merlin Entertainments announces that its newest aquarium attraction will open on Feb. 20, 2014, at Concord Mills in Concord, NC. Specifically designed to educate and engage kids and the young at heart, the 36,000-sq-ft aquarium will bring visitors face-to-face with the underwater world.

More than twenty displays will feature 5,000 amazing creatures, including sharks, stingrays, an octopus, seahorses, jellyfish and thousands of colorful fish. (Visit the top creature list here: http://www.visitsealife.com/charlotte-concord/explore-our-creatures/)

The grand opening festivities for the public as well as regional and state tourism officials begin at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 20 with a ribbon cutting, welcome speeches, the unveiling of the custom mural painted by area children, and a celebration of Merlin’s 100th attraction. Doors to the aquarium open to the public at noon.

Visitors to Sea Life Charlotte-Concord can expect:
A 180° ocean tunnel that allows visitors to see sharks, rays and other fish swim right over their heads
An interactive touchpool (touch a crab without fear of pinching!)
Seahorses in the mangrove (learn which parent carries the babies)
The highly intelligent Giant Pacific octopus, the largest octopus species in the world
Educational talks and creature feedings throughout the day
A kids’ quiz trail to keep kids engaged and learning throughout the attraction
A presentation video theatre to learn more about marine conservation
A children’s soft play area to enjoy at the end of the experience
At Sea Life Charlotte-Concord, visitors will travel from the fresh waters of the Catawba River in the Blue Ridge Mountains to the salt waters of the Atlantic Ocean and beyond in about an hour.

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Ticket information
Regular admission tickets cost $21 for adults and $17 for kids ages 12 and under. Kids ages 2 and under are free. Through Feb. 19, tickets are only $16 for all ages if purchased in advance, online: http://www.visitsealife.com/charlotte-concord/buy-tickets/. Annual Passes, offering unlimited entry to the aquarium for 12 months, are also on sale for special rates through Feb. 19. An Individual Annual Pass is $50. The Family Annual Pass (for four) is $192; additional family members are $45 each. Annual Pass holders are invited to attend a sneak peek of the aquarium Feb. 15-16.

Visiting Sea Life Charlotte-Concord
Hours are daily 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. Sea Life Charlotte-Concord is located at 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord, NC 28027 at Concord Mills. Look for parking on the backside of the mall at Entrance 7. For more information, visit:
http://www.visitsealife.com/charlotte-concord/
https://www.facebook.com/SEALIFECharlotteConcord
https://www.facebook.com/SEALIFECharlotteConcord https://twitter.com/SEALIFECC

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I am a member of the Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Parent Council and receive admission and product in return for covering events. 

Carowinds’ The Great Pumpkin Fest { Giveaway }

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Fall with your family and little ones in tow?? We love heading to Carowinds each Fall for age appropriate family fun.

This year’s theme for Carowinds Fall festivities is: The Great Pumpkin Fest.

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The best part is that you don’t need an additional ticket. All of The Great Pumpkin Fest activities are included with the price of daytime admission to Carowinds.

The park is open from 10a-5:30p, and The Great Pumpkin Fest starts at 12:00 Noon and runs through 5:00pm then the park transforms for Scarowinds as the evening begins.

The Great Pumpkin Fest Fun Includes a few of our favorite like:

• Hay Bale Maze Little ones can make their way through the fun path of hay

• Foam Zone Jump into a pile o bubbles, nothing but good clean fun!

• Mumpkin Patch A free mini pumpkin to decorate and take home with you!

• Peter the talking Pumpkin Talk to the keeper of the pumpkin patch, tell him

• Trick or Treating Practicing at stations throughout Planet Snoopy from 2-4 pm.

• Costume Parade Show off the costume parade starts at 4 in front of the Gr8 Sk8 and ends at Peanuts Showplace Stage with a dance party!

I’m giving away 4 tickets to one lucky winner for admission this Saturday, October 5th. Giveaway winner will be announced Thursday, October 3rd and will have to respond to my email to receive ticket information, so please keep a lookout in your inbox! You don’t have to live in Charlotte, to claim so if you’re in the area this weekend feel free to enter.

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For more information or to purchase your tickets online check out Carowinds.com

American Red Cross Charlotte, CVS/pharmacy and MommyB Team Up

I don’t really like fire.

When I was 5 years old, my first memory was a dream that I had. In the dream, I was very sweaty and hot and just couldn’t cool off. When I awoke from my dream I was surrounded by flames, my childhood home was on fire and my family was asleep.

Only by the grace of God, my mom and little brother {who was 2.5 years old at the time} and I were able to escape from our home. As we waited on the cold slate sidewalk, I remember hearing the sirens from the firetrucks. As a child I didn’t worry about what we didn’t have or where we would stay, but I guarantee you that was one of my mom’s biggest concerns.

I do however, remember that Red Cross was there for us. They provided us with the necessities and basics that were unsalvageable in the ash that had once been our home. I know that meant a lot to my entire family.

Flashforward to 2012, on a media trip to CVS/pharmacy headquarters, the bloggers in attendance were surprised with a Red Cross volunteer opportunity. This project gave us the chance to write notes, and pack necessities bags for families who have faced devastation and loss from situations like mine.

I was completely caught off guard with the volunteer opportunity and all of the memories from my house fire came flooding back. Although I was a little shaken up, I thought the best therapy for my soul would be to dig in and start packing up some bags for families in need.

While I was packing the bags it was laid on my heart that this project was something I wanted to continue being involved in, and also to use my online voice to encourage others to participate in.

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If you’re in the Charlotte area, I am asking you to please consider being a part of the Red Cross Volunteer Day sponsored by CVS/pharmacy partnering with MommyBKnowsBest.com

Volunteer Day will be a family affair (kids are welcomed) Saturday, August 24th 10:00am to 12:00noon, for more details and to RSVP head to the Facebook event listing here: https://www.facebook.com/events/564263416944352/ if you are not on Facebook but would like to attend please email me at mommybknowsbest(at)gmail(dot)com

Please also feel free to print, share, or post this flier online:

Red Cross CVS MommyB Volunteer Day Flier

If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to contribute, please consider donating to the American Red Cross on behalf of the CVS/pharmacy & MommyBKnowsBest.com event head HERE.

And as always thank you in advance for your support and prayers for this event and the people who will benefit from our help.

Market Mommies Mom’s Night In Shopping

Market Mommies MNIDo you love to shop but hate going to the stores? Would you love for the shops to come to you?? Market Mommies has a huge database of mom owned companies from around the world who want to showcase their products. Check out MarketMommies.com this Tuesday, October 5th from 9pm to 11pm Eastern Time for their very first Mom’s Night In Shopping Extravaganza, and if you can’t make it this Tuesday it will be an ongoing event each Tuesday, same time, same Market Mommie place. Read More