Friday, June 21, 2019

Enter To Win A #ToyStory4 Prize Pack #Giveaway


Who is excited to see Toy Story 4? I know my kids are SO excited!! We are big Toy Story fans and can't wait to see the movie this weekend. It is out in theaters today!! To celebrate one lucky winner is going to win a Toy Story 4 prize pack. The prize pack will include a super cute Pop! Keychain

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Prize pack will also include various Toy Story 4 surprises perfect for kids ages 2 +

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Where We Stayed In Oahu + Sup Yoga #Hawaii #Wanderlust

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If you've been following along recently you probably read all about our 9 hour flight to Hawaii and all about our amazing day at Kualoa Ranch. Today I am going to share some more details and some of the fun activities that we did on our Hawaiian Vacation.

We stayed at the http://www.ilikaihotel.com/ in a 1 bedroom oceanview condo. We absolutely loved the Illikai. The condo was perfect for our family of 5. The Illikai Hotel has 1 and 2 bedroom condo's with kitchens. This is perfect for families who want to be able to cook some of their meals to save money.
Here is the outside view of the Illikai

The condo had 2 double beds and a sleeper sofa


This was a wonderful condo within walking distance of the infamous Waikiki Beach, Duke's Lagoon and Ala Moana Center Mall. We will stay here again next time we visit Oahu.

                               Look at the gorgeous sunsets we saw nightly from the balcony
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I miss waking up to this amazing view every morning


The Illikai is located next door to the famous Hilton Hawaiian Village and the Hilton's Duke's Lagoon. My kids really enjoyed playing in the lagoon. There are small fish in the lagoon. The Hilton rents kayaks, stand up paddle boards and pedal boats. They are pretty pricey to rent.

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Here's my little's in front of the Lagoon with gorgeous Diamond Head in the background.

We arrived in Oahu on a Wednesday afternoon and rode a cab to our condo. After checking in we walked to Ala Moana Center which is a gorgeous outdoor mall. It is actually one of the largest outdoor malls in the US. We had dinner at Ala Moana Center then we purchased a few groceries at Foodland Farms. On our 2nd day we enjoyed the beautiful beach and lagoon. We were pretty jet lagged and moving slow.

On our 3rd day my 12 year old daughter and I had reservations for a stand up paddle board yoga class https://www.yogafloats.com/ We had SO much fun and I would highly recommend this! The yoga class is offered every day at Ala Moana Beach which is just a 5 minute walk from the Illikai.




SUP Yoga was so much fun. The cost is $50 per adult and $40 per child for an hour long class. The yoga teacher will actually snap photos while you are doing the yoga and you will be able to download them for free online. I had never done stand up paddleboarding before but it was fairly easy to get the hang of. The class if for those that are beginners and experienced.

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

How To Cut The Cable Cord

After years of of having a Verizon cable and Internet package and paying over $150 per month I finally took the steps to cut the cable cord!! I debated about it for months and after doing some research I cut the cable cord! I am going to share with ya'll how to do this and how you can still watch your favorite shows.

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Call your cable provider and find out if you are in any type of a contract. In my case I was month to month meaning I was able to walk away at any time. I did keep Verizon Internet. I called Verizon and let them know I would be discontinuing my package and that I would just be needing Internet. They locked me in for a 2 year contract for Internet for just $44/month. This is such a good rate!!

Step 1: Call your provider and cut the cable! Keep Internet because you will need this to stream tv

Step 2: Purchase a https://www.roku.com/ This is what you will need to stream TV. You can order a Roku for each TV in your home or you can move it around. Ex. We keep our Roku on our family room TV but occasionally if the kids are having a sleepover we will move it upstairs to their TV in the playroom. A Roku is available for purchase at Target & Walmart for $25.

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Step 3: Purchase a package from https://www.sling.com/ I chose the BLUE package which cost $25/month *Currently as of today June 6 Sling is running a great promo if you sign up for Sling and pay for 2 months service you will receive a free Roku!

Step 4: Hook up your Roku to your TV of choice and start streaming TV. It is SO easy!

Why I chose Sling TV

I chose Sling TV because there are no contracts, you can quit at any time. You pay only $25 per month for the package and it includes all of my favorite TV networks. I selected the BLUE package because it includes Bravo TV (gotta have my Housewives!!), TLC, E and HGTV to name a few. You can even download the Sling app and watch on your computer, cell phone or tablet. Sadly the BLUE package does not include my kids favorite, Disney Channel. But to solve the problem I simply added the Disney Now app to the Roku and we are able to watch Disney shows, movies, etc for FREE! I also downloaded the Nick JR app and the PBS Kids app, all of which are FREE! 

I do need to add that I am a fan of MTV's The Challenge and unfortunately Sling does not include MTV. However, during the 3 months of the year that the show is airing I do subscribe to https://try.philo.com/ which cost just $20 per month. Philo will allow you to try it out for a free 7 day trial so I recommend doing this. The Philo package includes over 58 channels including MTV, Hallmark Channel (perfect for the Hallmark Holiday movies!), OWN, UpTV, DIY, A&E, HGTV, TLC, etc. to name a few.

There are many other ways to stream TV and if you want LIVE TV you can also subscribe to LIVE TV with Hulu, however it is going to cost more.  https://www.hulu.com

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