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Cirque Italia: Traveling Water Circus

Cirque Italia: Traveling Water Circus has finally found its way to Baton Rouge Louisiana! Cirque Italia is an amazing traveling circus which features never-seen-before acts including acrobatics, dance, contortion, and so much more! Performers from around the world come together and perform their acts in select cities  nationwide, and we were lucky to attend one of their breathtaking shows!

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We received passes to the Saturday show at 4:30. Since the circus was in the mall parking lot, we were easily able to find a parking spot and we didn’t have to pay to park. The ticket booth was very easy to find (to the right of the tent) and the lines weren’t very long. We were able to redeem our tickets within five minutes of arriving. Before entering the big top, there was a smaller tent with refreshments. I was very impressed with the food and snack selection. The choices of hot dogs, funnel cakes, corn dogs, and nachos really gave it an authentic carnival feel. Surprisingly, the lines were not very long and we were able to get our food and drinks fairly quickly.

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In the same tent as refreshments, Cirque Italia offered a face painting booth as well as tons of souvenirs. There were character options as well as the basic carnival souvenirs such as light up wands, books, and bubble guns. We ended up selecting two light up fans for the kids. Compared so similar live action shows, I found that Cirque Italia was MUCH cheaper. We spent under $50 on food, drinks, and souvenirs for all four of us. The only line I found to be “too long” was the face painting line and that was simply because entire families were waiting to get done.PicMonkey Collage.jpg

Once we got our goodies, we made our way to our seats. Unlike regular a regular circus, Cirque Italia has assigned seating. I found this much more convenient than arriving early and snagging whatever seats are available.  The ushers at the front of the tent quickly helped us find our seats. As I looked around, I realized that everyone in the tent had fairly decent seats. The way the seats and the stage are set up, everyone is able to get a great view.

We noticed immediately that it was HOT under the big tent. Louisiana is always hot, so the inside of the tent had us sweating. My suggestion would be to dress according to the weather in your town. If it is hot that day, wear shorts. If it is cold, wear pants. Since the tent is fairly closed with no air conditioning, the temperature inside reflects the temperature outside.

Once the show started, we were greeted by a nice man who reminded me a lot of a clown. He grabbed people out of the audience and performed extremely silly acts in between set changes. The kids were so excited to get involved and run around the stage!  The first act we watched was a quick BMX routine. I do wish this routine would have been a bit longer, however it was a great opening act. After the BMX routine was over, we were quickly greeted by two SUPER realistic dinosaurs. Some of the children were a bit scared,  however they did a very great job of calming everyone down and breaking the ice with some funny little tricks. My daughter was extremely pleased with this part and talked about it well after they left the stage. My kids also loved the Bubble Princess who came on stage directly after. She performed a beautiful bubble routine and even pulled a few kids out of the stands to help! PicMonkey Collage

After the first few little performances, Cirque Italia performed a large number of acrobatic routines. These included a super cool performance with two lovely mermaids. These acrobatic acts were my personal favorite. Every acrobatic act had their own theme and it didn’t feel repetitive.  There was also wonderful contortionist who had all of us in complete shock! I have no idea how she could twist her body around like that!

For intermission, the kids were invited on stage to take photos with the dinosaur and the mermaid. Of course we couldn’t pass this up, and got our picture taken with Melody the Mermaid ($10 and picked up after the show).  After intermission, the remainder of the show went by fairly quickly ending with a high-speed skating act.

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Overall, Cirque Italia was breathtaking.  All of the acts were absolutely amazing and kept us on the edge of our seats! My daughter was almost in tears when the last act came on the stage because she wasn’t ready for it to end. This performance is perfect for children of all ages. Everything was very family-friendly.  We are so excited to see if they return to Baton Rouge again in the future!

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*Cirque Italia can be found on FacebookInstagramTwitterGoogle+, and YouTube. For showtimes and ticket information, please visit the Cirque Italia website. Tickets are available and start at $25. Tickets can be purchased on the Cirque Italia website or by phone (941-704-8572). Remaining showtimes for Baton Rouge Louisiana include Sunday April 23rd at 1:30pm and 4:30pm. Cirque Italia will be visiting Alexandria Louisiana on April 27th- April 30th as well as Shreveport Louisiana on May 4th-May 7. To see if Cirque Italia is coming to a city near you, check out their tour schedule.*

This review was brought to you courtesy of Cirque Italia. I received complimentary tickets to the show in return for this review. 

*I received the products mentioned above for free in return for an unbiased review. I only review and recommend products or services that I have used personally. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising”.  The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.*

Degustabox: April

This month’s Degustabox was filled with new and exciting new products that I have never seen before. I recognized a few products, but for the most part it was brands that I have never had the chance to try. In this month’s box I received a bottle of Nando’s Peri-Peri sauce ($5.99/bottle), a bag of Lovely Candy ($2.49/bag), a PR Bar ($2.07/bar), Mutti Double Tomato Concentrate ($2.99/tube), a box of Steel Cut Better Oats ($3.99/box), a box of Skinny Girl Peach Bellini Green Tea ($4.99/box), a bag of Wilton candy drizzles ($1.99/bag), Bush’s Garbanzo Beans ($1.00/can), a pack of Bush’s Hummus Made Easy ($2.29/bag), a can of Wild Planet chicken breast ($4.99/can) and three bags of Chiridos ($1.49/bag). This box’s value is $37.26 which is $17.26 more than the subscription price. I absolutely LOVED the variety in this month’s box. The Steel Cut Better Oats were amazing and I’ve already added them to my regular shopping list. The Skinny Girl green tea was also beyond spectacular! I can’t wait to try the rest of my goodies! I really hope Degustabox continues to send more items like these in future boxes!

*Items in this month’s box may vary from what is seen in this post. Since not everyone owns a K-Cup machine, Degustabox is sending Zenify Steady Energy, and Instant coffee as replacements*

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Kids BookCase.Club: April

This month’s Kids BookCase.Club was one of our favorites to date! I liked this month’s box because I recognized all four of the books immediately. We received a copy of Froggy Gets A Doggy by Jonathan London, a copy of The Boy and the Whale by Michael Moniz, a copy of The Hive: Buzzbee the Magician by Grosset & Dunlap and a copy of Henry Hubble’s Book of Troubles by Andy Myer. The total approximate value of the books in this month’s box is $47.00. I was most excited to see Froggy Gets A Doggy and The Boy and the Whale in this month’s box. Both of these are recognizable books and I was excited to share them with Kinsley. The Hive was right up Kinsley’s alley because we watch the cartoon all the time! I thought Henry Hubble’s Book of Troubles was a bit out of place this month simply because my daughter isn’t interested in books without photos right now. I decided to pick that one up for later.  This box has me more excited than ever to see next month’s box! I can’t wait to see if they will fill it with more classics!

*Subscriptions start at $9.99 a month, and come with at least 3 hand picked booked. Kids BookCase.Club offers boxes for newborn- 2 year olds, 2-4 year olds, and 5-6 year olds.*

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Disney On Ice: Follow Your Heart (Tickets On Sale Now)

Tickets are now on sale for Disney On Ice: Follow Your Heart! Join the cast of Finding Dory, Inside Out, Frozen, Toy Story, and some of the Disney Princesses at the Raising Cane’s River Center on May 5th-May 7th, 2017!

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For the first time EVER, Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory will be hitting the ice in this amazing live production! Dory, Nemo, and Marlin (along with a few new friends) will set off on a life-changing adventure to find Dory’s parents.

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Also joining this magical live production is Riley, Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust from Disney Pixar’s Inside Out! Ride along with Joy and Sadness as they try to save Riley from an emotional rollercoaster!

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Join these characters and MANY more during the Follow Your Heart show! Tickets for Disney On Ice: Follow Your Heart are available on the Disney On Ice Website, or by phone (800-745-3000). Tickets can also be purchased on Ticketmaster.

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*Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 75 countries and on six continents to date and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live! and Marvel Universe LIVE! More information about Feld Entertainment is available online at www.feldentertainment.com.* 

Princess Chair Desk with Storage Bin from Delta Children

This Princess Chair Desk with Storage Bin from Delta Children is absolutely perfect for my daughter Kinsley.  Although it came unassembled, I was able to put this chair together on my own within about 10 minutes. I was surprised at how big it actually was (20.47″l x 22.83″w x 23.23″h). I knew it was made for 3-6 year olds, but it could easily fit children a bit older since it holds up to 50 pounds. This chair is made of extremely sturdy wood pieces, so I didn’t have to worry about my daughter breaking it or it collapsing while she is sitting in it. I originally wanted this for Kinsley so she would have a place to do her artwork and keep all of her art supplies. However, this quickly turned into her favorite place in the house! Thankfully this chair has a scratch-resistant finish because, let’s face it, kids have the capabilities to ruin just about anything (at least mine does lol). Even with some hardcore artwork and banging utensils Kinsley has not made any marks on this chair! As a mother, I love how versatile this chair is. The removable cup holder can obviously be used for drinks, but it is also perfect to hold markers and art supplies! The fabric storage bin on the bottom is perfect for keeping Kinsley’s crayons and coloring books. This makes it easier on me because I don’t always have to go and dig out her supplies for her. I would definitely recommend this for anyone who has small children. Since this adorable little chair comes in tons of designs (Frozen, Mickey Mouse, Disney Princess, Cars, SpiderMan, Dora the Explorer, Paw Patrol, Ninja Turtles, and Sesame Street) there is sure to be a design that your little one will love!

Order this princess chair from AmazonWalmart, or Wayfair

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Milk+Sass: Macaron for Hair™

When I spotted these adorable little Macaron for Hair™, I knew I couldn’t pass them up. The Macaron for Hair™ from Milk+Sass is a “bite-sized” detangling brush that easily smoothes out tangles while on-the-go! I ordered two macarons total; Mint Citron for myself and Raspberry for my daughter. They both came neatly packaged in a see-through container and looked identical to actual edible macarons! I was surprised at how easy the Macaron for Hair™ was to use. To start, the size/shape of these brushes make them extremely easy to hold and they are extremely lightweight. Each macaron features a pop-on/pop-off cover. One side of the macaron holds the brush/bristles while the other side features a compact mirror. The silicone bristles on the brush were extremely soft. I have fairly thick hair so I thought they would break easily, however that was not the case. I was able to brush my hair completely without any major pulling and without breaking any of my hair. I initially wanted this brush for on-the-go purposes, but I have actually been using mine inside of my home as well. I much prefer my Macaron for Hair™ versus my basic brushes. It has worked perfectly on my hair while both wet and dry, and also keeps my daughter from screaming that I am pulling her hair too much. These adorable macarons are absolutely perfect for everyone in the family and would make perfect gifts!

Order a Macaron for Hair™ in Mint CitronRaspberry, or shop all colors.

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Information from the Milk+Sass Website:

Results: Fast and gentle detangling, without the breakage and pulling caused by other brushes. Hair is smoother, frizz-free, and full of shine.

Suggested Usage: Macaron for Hair™ works magic on every hair age including children’s hair, be it wet or dry, curly or straight, thick or thin,
real or synthetic.

Not for use with heat.

*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Daily Goodie Box

What is better than a box of freebies? Uh, nothing! That is why I am super excited to share my experience with my Daily Goodie Box! Daily Goodie Box is a box of full sized free samples sent to you in return for you honest opinion! No credit card required. Simply type in your information and wait until you are eligible for a free box (subject to availability)! Once you receive your box and use your products, return to the Daily Goodie Box website to give your feedback! In my recent box I received a bag of Bakery On Main – Bunches of Crunches, a pack of DUDE Quick Shower Wipes, a bottle of Adāmia – Therapeutic Repair Lotion, a bottle of Detox Water – Lychee & White Grape, two small packs of Goddess Garden – Everyday Natural Sunscreen Lotion, one tube of #MPWR Skincare – Zip, Zap, Gone! Spot Treatment Sticks, a bag of Peanut Butter & Co – Mighty Nut Powdered Peanut Butter, and a container of Slurpee – Slurpee Cotton Candy.  That is a total of 9 free samples valued at approximately $55.00, and all Daily Goodie Box wants in return is your opinion! It just doesn’t get any better than that! I have had a chance to try every product in the box, and write a short review on the website. Overall it only took me about 5 minutes to log my opinions. I can’t wait to see if I get approved for the next box!

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Scrub Bugs

Do you ever think about how many things our kids touch throughout the day? What about the number of germs our kids bring home? As parents we know the smart thing to do is to teach our children to wash their hands often, but did you know that may not be enough? Experts say it takes 15 to 20 seconds of vigorous hand washing to kill infection causing germs, yet people only wash their hands for 6 seconds on average. Thanks to these ADORABLE Scrub Bugs children not only want to wash their hands more often, but their hands are 3X cleaner than regular hand washing! Scrub Bugs were inspired by surgeons who have to vigorously wash their hands before each and every surgery. Each Scrub Bug features a surgeon’s sponge and soft scrub-up bristles. The small and thick design makes it extremely easy for children to get a grip on the device so cleaning is a breeze. When I introduced my daughter Kinsley to the Scrub Bug, she was extremely excited. Every time she went to the bathroom or needed to wash her hands, she immediately reached for her bug. I definite noticed an increase in the number of times she requested to clean up.  Not only did she start washing more often, but I noticed that she would wash longer because the Scrub Bug “tickled” her hand! The surgeon’s sponge helped Kinsley lather up, which in turn created more fun bubbles! This is definitely a must-have for all parents. Scrub Bugs are super adorable and extremely genius!

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Aeromax Toys: My 1st Career Gear- Astronaut

Aeromax Toys recently released quite a few new products for their Spring 2017 line. Included in that new line was the My 1 st Career Gear Orange Astronaut Top and the Youth Size Orange Astronaut Helmet. Kinsley was beyond excited to test out her new Astronaut gear! Like most Aeromax Toys tops, the My 1 st Career Gear Orange Astronaut Top had easy to close velcro which allowed Kinsley to easily take it off and put it on herself. Printed on the top was an official NASA logo, a space shuttle logo, a commander badge, a USA flag, and and a clear pocket for placing a personalized name tag.  It was extremely realistic and Kinsley felt extremely official. The top is recommended for ages 3-6. The Astronaut Helmet features a NASA logo, a USA flag, and a moving visor. I could have also added Kinsley’s name with a personalized sticker for an additional $2.95. This helmet is made for ages 3-6, however there is an Astronaut Helmet With Sound made for older children. The fact that the visor moved really made Kinsley feel like she was a real-life astronaut ready to board her space shuttle! As a mom, I love how this set is gender-neutral. My daughter can be whatever she feels like being without being slapped with stereotypical costumes. To me this set is truly “out of this world“!

You can order the Astronaut Top and the Astronaut Helmet separately OR  Save 10% by ordering the Astronaut Set!

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

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