Friday, July 29, 2016

Ripley's Aquarium At Myrtle Beach

We visited Ripley's Aquarium  at Broadway At The Beach in Myrtle Beach last week! We had such a great time! I would highly recommend planning to visit the aquarium if you're in Myrtle Beach. The aquarium has wonderful exhibits including a touch tank where children can touch sea creatures. My children love the underwater tunnel. There are several great shows that are available throughout the day. The shark feeding is really cool and the mermaid show is a must see! 


Jelly Fish!

My children really enjoyed the mermaid show! The show lasts about twenty minutes and you do not want to miss it! Be sure to meet the mermaids after the show at the mermaid meetngreet area. 

To learn more about Ripley's Aquarium visit their website at

Free parking is available at Broadway at the Beach. Ripley's Aquarium tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket center. Tickets cost $26.99 for adults and $16.99 for children. There are coupons available in most coupon books found at the beach (most hotels have kiosks with coupons/fliers). 

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Alligator Adventure At North Myrtle Beach

My children had a blast at Alligator Adventure! Alligator Adventure is located off Highway 17 in Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. I would recommend allowing at least 3 hours for your visit so that you are able to see the alligator feeding (pictured below) along with the reptile show. My children really enjoyed the alligator feeding. Be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the show to get a good viewing spot. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance and cost $22 for adults and $16.99 for children 4-12 years old. Children under 4 are free. Military costs $19.99 and senior citizens costs $20.99. Your 2nd day is free if you'd like to return. 

The alligators are fed raw chicken and they really jump out of the water and get excited when it is feeding time! 

It does get very hot in the summer months, so plan to purchase a cool drink or frozen lemonade at the concession stand. There is also icee's available. 

I would highly recommend Alligator Adventure to anyone visiting Myrtle Beach, SC. My children had a blast and are still talking about their visit! There are tons of great exhibits and shows to see. To learn more visit their website at 

Don't forget to visit the gift store! My kiddies love their new alligator stuffed animals!

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Incredi-Build Building Kits For Kids Review

My son really loves building things and he was so excited when he received this great white shark building kit from Incredi-Builds. He had a ton of fun building his great white shark kit from 

The great white shark kit took my son about two hours to build. He really enjoyed building the shark and baby shark. He was really proud of himself for being able to build them without any adult help. The instructions were really easy to follow and there were photos to show kids how to build the kit. The Incredi-Builds kits are a great way to encourage hands on learning for children. 

The Finding Dory kit included a colorful book along with the kit

Finding Dory Figure

The Finding Dory Incredi-Build kit is recommended for ages 12+ however my 9 year old daughter was able to create this with a little help from me. This was a really fun activity and my daughter enjoyed building Dory and painting Dory. The total build time was about 3 hours.

There are several kids available online. There are kits for all levels including easy, intermediate, advanced and expert level builders. Kids include: 
Star Wars: The Fighter
Star Wars: R2D2
Harry Potter: Dobby
Harry Potter: Golden Snitch
Finding Dory
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles
Great White Sharks
Marvel: Captain America
T. Rex
Paris: Eiffel Tower

*I recceived these kits in exchange for a product review, however all opinions expressed are my own.*

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

New Baby Giveaway! #NewBabyGiveaway

Expecting a baby this year? A new little one is an exciting addition to any family! Babies change your life in a great way. They also can need quite a lot of gear for such a tiny little one. We've put together a fabulous giveaway for new moms or moms-to-be, featuring several products that help keep baby close, fed, cozy, and diapered! Some of these brands are our personal faves for nursing and diapering essentials, and also make great baby shower gifts! Enter to win this collection of featured prizes for mom and baby!
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Lalabu Soothe Shirt

Prize: Lalabu Soothe Shirt
The Lalabu Soothe Shirt is a stylish top for mom, cozy pouch for baby, and nursing bra all-in-one that is also made in the USA. Sign up to Lalabu's New Moms + Late Night series to learn fun facts about your newborn and get deals on the Soothe Shirt! Learn more at

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Duo Diary

Prize: Duo Diary portable journal
A Duo Diary is a portable journal that allows you to monitor your postpartum health and wellness while you care for your new baby. Track all of your baby's feedings including breastfeeding, bottle, formula, and pumping; monitor behaviors, patterns, sleep, diapers, and more on one side. On the other side, care for yourself with a food journal; track water intake, sleep, and exercise, plus keep notes on how you are feeling mentally and physically postpartum. It's all here - everything you need to care for your baby AND yourself! Learn more at Use code MOMMYSCENE at checkout and get 10% off!

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Bun Maternity Nursing Tanks

Prize: 2 nursing tanks
Bun Maternity nursing tanks combine fashion and breastfeeding accessibility in one stylish tank top design. With shoulder straps that unclasp and a long length that covers the waistline, Bun Maternity nursing tanks come in a variety of colors. They are also made in the USA from USA-sourced soft ribbed cotton. Learn more at

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Buttons Diapers

Prize: Cloth diaper cover, daytime insert, small wet bag
Buttons Cloth Diapers is a family company that designs adorable and modern cloth diapers, wet bags and Eco-friendly wipes and wool dryer balls. Their 2-in-1 cloth diapers feature PUL diaper covers, double leg gussets, and snap-in daytime and nighttime inserts, sizable for babies 9-35 lbs. Learn more at

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Yummi Pouch Reusable Food Pouches

Prize: Set of 4 Brights reusable food pouches
When it's time to feed your baby solid foods, look no further than the Yummi Pouch. These Eco-friendly reusable food pouches can be filled with 6 ounces of homemade baby food and enjoyed on the go or at home in the high chair, no spoon required. They are easy to squeeze and dispense through the spout, so mom can feed baby or baby can feed themselves. Yummi Pouches close with a top resealable opening and are easily washed by hand or upside down in the dishwasher. Learn more at

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Lady Lullaby Music

Prize: Hardcopy CD of Road to Dreamland: Unexpected Lullabies for All Ages. Unique jazz-flavored bedtime lullabies for everyone from babies to grownups!
"Jazz singer Jane Roman Pitt's oh-so-lovely album's subtitle, "Unexpected Lullabies for All Ages," is apt. Among the tender, off-the-beaten-path lullaby choices here, are the Thad Jones classic, "A Child is Born," Neil Young's "Barefoot Floors," and this exquisite little art song hinting of magic and fairyland: "The Sleep That Flits (on baby's eyes)" (text by Rabindranath Tagoe, music by John Alden Carpenter). Pitt's original "Dance Like the Wind," is a smooth fit; other soothing, well-chosen tracks include "Over the Rainbow," "The Nearness of You," and "Summertime." The jazz arrangements and instrumentation here are A+, and the singer herself, who styles the songs with lilting vibrato and a soft vocal caress, is chief among the album's unexpected treats." Lynne Heffley ©2016 Parents' Choice. Learn more

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PinkBlush Maternity

Prize: $50 PinkBlush Gift Card
For nearly a decade, PinkBlush has proudly provided women with confident, feminine, and flirty fashions that celebrate life's transitions. Our fashions honor a woman's sense of style and the female form, not just during pregnancy but beyond. A family business, as understandt he pressures of ahving a raising a family and, as such, we have earned customer confidence by providing both quality products and service. We offer free exchanges and free US shipping over $50 to ensure our customers find the right look and fit. Learn more at

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Cozy Sleepwear by Revelae Kids

Prize: Cozy Sleeper and Blanket Pouch - color and style of choice
Cozy blanket pouches and enclosed sleepers create a secure sleeping environment that helps babies sleep through the night, keeping hands and feet cozy. Blanket pouches cover baby from the waist down and are hard to kick off, thanks to the soft elastic waistband. The fuzzy polyester material is comforting and can't be pulled up near the face. Cozy Sleepers feature an enclosed design that helps with startle reflex and even discourages a baby from sucking their fingers or thumb. These baby sleepers unzip from the bottom up for easy diaper changes, without having to fully undress your baby. Cozy Sleepers are great swaddle transition baby sleepers too! Learn more at

Cozy baby sleeper and blanket pouch by Revelae Kids New Baby Giveaway - Mommy Scene

Enter for the chance to win these great products for mom and baby!

This giveaway is coordinated by Mommy Scene, sponsored by the participating brands, and is open to US entries. No purchase required to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen and displayed on the giveaway widget after the giveaway ends on July 13th, 2016. Mommy Scene and participating blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand-sponsored prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand.
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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Disney Has Just Released Their 2017 Rates

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Finding Dory Giveaway

Enter below to win this summer fun prize pack of Finding Dory goodies!

How cute are these Build A Bears?! If you're children are already obsessed with the new Finding Dory then you are in luck! One lucky winner is going to win a $25 Build A Bear gift card so you or your child can create an adorable Dory or Nemo! (Or any other Build A Bear friend of your choice). Winner will also receive a Finding Dory prize pack that includes Finding Dory goodies sure to bring a smile to your child's face!

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Myrtle Beach Must See Family Attractions

We are super excited about our upcoming vacation to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! I have been doing a lot of research and I can't wait to share all of the awesome family friendly attractions with ya'll! We have planned to visit the following attractions:

Alligator Adventure Where else can you watch a fifteen foot alligator feeding?! My 6 year old son is beyond excited to visit Alligator Adventure. They have daily shows along with snakes, kangaroo's, etc. Alligator Adventure is located at the entrance to Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach.

Barefoot Landing My #1 favorite restaurant at Barefoot Landing is Greg Normans Australian Grille. This is such a great place to go for any meal or even a drink after shopping. Be sure to request a table with a view of the Intercoastal Waterway. My children love the carousel at Barefoot Landing! It is a must! My kids love the mirror maze  at Barefoot Landing. Fireworks take place every Monday night at 10:15 pm thru August 29th. Be sure to save time for shopping-there are over 60 shops!

Broadway At The Beach Be sure to check out their website to see a list of all the great restaurants they have! My kids love the pyramid (Hard Rock Cafe). I am a Parrot Head and really love Margaritaville. Fireworks take place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 pm thru August.

Broadway Grand Prix Go karts & Kids Zone complete with a train and carousel. There are many tracks for adults, teens and children. Can't wait to race my kids!

Ripley Aquarium Ripley's Aquarium is so much fun! One word- MERMAIDS! My girls can not wait to see the mermaids! There is also a huge reef filled with the most beautiful fish.

Wonder Works This is the perfect place to play on a cloudy or rainy day when you can't play on the beach! Wonder Works has SO much to do, including an indoor glow in the dark ropes course, laser tag, 6D motion extreme motion ride and outdoor soar and explore zip line and ropes course!

Wonder Works zip line

Stay tuned for my reviews on all of the above attractions!

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