Saturday, February 28, 2015

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents LEGENDS in Cincinnati at the U.S. Bank Arena...

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Iconic Ringling Bros.® Stars Meet Fabled Mythological Creatures
At The Place Where Legends Live — The Greatest Show On Earth®

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey will present LEGENDS next weekend in Cincinnati Ohio with performances at the U.S. Bank Arena!
Circus Times are as follows --  
Thursday, March 5th at 7pm
Friday, March 6th at 3pm and 7pm
 Saturday, March 7th at 11am, 3pm and 7pm
 Sunday, March 8th at 1pm and 5pm
At the all-new LEGENDS performance you'll love watching iconic circus stars unite with living mythological creatures in a celebration of the LEGENDS that have captured imaginations for centuries. Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey will ask you to believe in the unbelievable at this awesome show where they've combined a number of mythical themes and stories into a lavish production of sight and sound unlike any show they've ever created. You'll love seeing the magnificent Asian elephants, a twenty-acrobat troupe perched atop only a pair of bicycles, and a never-before-seen double-wide, high-flying trapeze act. It's a great time for the whole family to enjoy!

For more information about the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus please visit:


Click here to purchase tickets for a Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey performance in your area!  Plan to come early and enjoy the All Access Pre-show which is free to all ticketholders and  allows circus fans to learn juggling and balancing
skills, meet the performers of The Greatest Show On Earth, get autographs, take photos and enter
to win a one-of-a-kind Pachyderm Painting.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Swimdress shopping at Kohl's...

(The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!)
I'm so over winter. Over the snow, the cold temps and over the winter blues I've been having. We just booked a fun little getaway to an indoor waterpark to try and escape the frigid temperatures since warm weather seems so far away and that's made me search for the perfect swimsuit.
I'm a huge fan of the swimdress and found the perfect one at Kohl's. As a mom who doesn't have a perfect body it just seems to flatter me the most. It covers the right places, is stylish and the best for my body. So when I saw the Apt. 9 Zigzag Bandeau Swimdress online I knew I had to try it on and was so happy to find it in the store a few days ago.
Ahhhh I love everything about it and had to bring it home. From the ruffles on the bottom to the fun chevron print I knew it was the perfect suit for me. I love the ruched center and sides that help slim the stomach area, the option of having a halter strap or making it strapless and I love the molded cups that help give you shape even when you're not wearing much. The length is also perfect for hiding even more flaws. It's definitely a suit that I can feel confident in at the beach or at the waterpark with my kids. I feel comfortable in it and love that I don't have to compromise style while choosing a suit that is a little more conservative.  

If you love this suit make sure you check it out as it's on sale right now and available in plus sizes too!
Here are a few more of my fave swimdresses that Kohl's has available...
1. Apt. 9 Kaleidoscope Swimdress --love, love, love this one too! The color, the flattering neckline and the pattern are all so pretty and perfect for summer.
2. Apt. 9 Embroidered Underwire Bandeau Swimdress --black is always a great color when it comes to swimsuits. It's slimming and I love the gorgeous multicolored scalloped top.
3. Upstream Solid Hip Minimizer Tiered Swimdress --this is a true swim 'dress'. It's flowy, offers lots of layers and I'm loving this blue.
4. Last, but not least is the Chaps Palm Beach Dot Retro Halter Swimdress --I'm a sucker or polka-dots and this one offers lots of them, so cute!
Whether you're looking for a swimdress, a bikini, a one piece or tankini, Kohl's has a great selection of swimsuits going into the warmer months! Check them out by visiting...
Make you you like the Kohl's Facebook page and follow on Twitter @Kohls to stay up to date with the latest styles!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Oriental Trading has everything you need to Celebrate Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss!

(The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!)
March 2nd is Dr. Seuss's birthday and in honor of this wonderful man schools, libraries and community centers will celebrate once again with the annual Read Across America day/week.
My kids love Dr. Seuss books. They are funny, catchy and make reading so much fun! When I heard Grady's kindergarten class would be celebrating Read Across America week I wanted to send in a few goodies for the kids so I turned to Oriental Trading --my one stop shop for party supplies, themed items, school goodies and much more!
I was so happy to find a large selection of Dr. Seuss products available on the Oriental Trading site. So let me show you the goodies I'm sending in which will be perfect for the classrooms reading and writing center...
It wouldn't be a real celebration without a Cat In The Hat Kids Hat --the perfect accessory for the kids to put on and get creative in. It will be fun for them to wear while reading their favorite stories or will make a fun classroom prop if the teacher chooses.
One of Grady's favorite things to do is write. He could sit and write, doodle, play tic tac toe and color for hours. So I really wanted the kids to have some fun item's to get creative with that's why I chose the Dr. Seuss Rainbow Writer Pencils, Dr. Seuss Ballpoint Pens and the Dr. Seuss Scented Kneaded Erasers.  
The pencils have the cutest toppers and they will love that the lead is rainbow colored! The erasers are scented --yum. I love that each of these item's Dr. Seuss themed with logo's and book titles on them. Who doesn't love some Green Eggs and Ham or Horton Hears a Who!
Last, but not least if kids are going to dive into reading then a great bookmark is an essential! I think they'll love these colorful Dr. Seuss Oh the Places You'll Go bookmarks that say 'READ! You're off to Great Places'!
Make sure you check out all of the great goodies that Oriental Trading has as Read Across America Day, St. Patrick's Day and Easter all quickly approach!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Baroni jewelry Spring 2015 collection and giveaway...

 (Jackson Five Family blog received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader feature and giveaway. However, all opinions are honest and our own!)
Spring will be here in about a month and yes I'm definitely counting down the days considering how cold it's been. BUT...let's not talk about the boring weather and instead talk about some of the gorgeous new jewelry Baroni has to offer in their Spring 2015 collection!
I've been watching the jewelry trends and aquas, teals and bluey green hues all seem to be the hottest colors moving into the warmer months, so when I saw the Jeweled Halo pieces I fell in love.

I love the gold combo on each of the colors and love that they are available in a ring, necklace or earrings!

Here are a few of my other fave pieces from the Spring 2015 collection...

You can view all of the Baroni jewelry by visiting:



I'm so excited about the spring collection and our fun giveaway from Baroni!

Enter for your chance to win a pair of the Jeweled Halo Earrings valued at $75!


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(Open to residents of the United States who are 18+ only!)

Monday, February 16, 2015

Enroll in Brittish Soccer Camp today!

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If you have a child who loves soccer then you'll want to check out the most popular camp in North America, the British Soccer Camp! With an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed and confidence in players ages 3-18, British Soccer Camps provide boys and girls with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international expert's right in the heart of their own community. In addition to teaching new skills and improving game performance, each British Soccer Camp provides lessons in character development, cultural education and is the most fun your child can have learning the sport they love!

 Enroll your child in a British Soccer Camp today and receive a Free British Soccer Jersey
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Saturday, February 14, 2015

My fave Valentine's Day finds from Kohl's!

Happy Valentine's Day! 

Brrrrrr..... we're in Pittsburgh for a fun Valentine's Day weekend and it's cold and snowy. As much as I'd love to get all dressed up and go on a hot date with my husband, we're doing things like taking the boys' to Monster Jam and the Carnegie Science Center instead. That doesn't mean I have to sacrifice all cuteness though, it just means I need to be a little more comfortable in the things I choose.

So I'm excited to show you a few pieces that I recently picked up and fell in love with from Kohl's. 

The first is the ELLE Lace Sweater. When I saw this I knew I had to have it. I love anything lace and the black with hot pink lace accents is adorable! It's also available in these colors. I paired it with the SO Jeggings which look dressier in the dark 'rinse' color. I love that they pull the outfit together, but are very comfortable at the same time!

The ELLE French Sweater is adorable for Valentine's Day. With fun sayings like Oui Oui (yes, yes) and Jadore (adorable) you'll be in true vday fashion this weekend. 

I just monogrammed this fun puffy coat and knew I'd be wearing it a lot this weekend so when I saw this Juicy Couture Greta Flap Crossbody Bag I had to have the aqua one to match my my monogram color!

The purse is perfect for hands free carrying, something a busy mom has to have! It's the perfect size, has many compartments and is available in so many fun colors for spring -- LOVE!

Check out all of my Valentine's Day picks by visiting...

Here's to wishing you a Great Valentine's Day weekend!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Peeps & Love is all you need this Valentines Day!

(The Jackson Five Family received complimentary product samples to help facilitate this feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!)
Valentines Day is this weekend and it wouldn't be complete with PEEPS!

You'll love the fun addition of strawberries, cherries and chocolate added to make these marshmallows treats sweeter than ever this year!
Some of the vday flavored PEEPS include Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Crème Flavored Chicks, Chocolate Covered Raspberry Flavored Hearts and Cherries Drizzled and Dipped in Chocolate --YUM!
  These PEEPS didn't last long in our house, the boys loved them!
Eat them alone, add them to your fave desserts or try cooking up one of the "Cook with PEEPS" recipes like these delicious looking Strawberry Filled PEEPS Cupcakes from
Give someone the gift of PEEPS this Valentines Day and show them just how sweet you are!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Dayton, Ohio Monster Jam RECAP--

We went to Monster Jam at the Wright State University Nutter Center in Dayton last weekend and had a great time.
One again it was a great show! The lineup this year was awesome. Grady was so excited to see his fave, Scooby Doo!
Jace loves Grave digger and he definitely didn't disappoint Saturday night. He killed his jumps and has amazing talent.

The boys went crazy over MAX-D's body style. Those spikes are intimidating, but totally awesome!

With the new dirt track and mounds brought in this year the monster trucks got incredible jumps and we even saw a few flip overs.

Thank goodness no one was hurt, I was a nervous wreck a few times. The boys thought it was great.

If you're looking for some fun this weekend Monster Jam will be in several locations across the US. Visit the Monster Jam website to find an upcoming show at a location near you!


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