Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Metal Prints from AdoramaPix make great holiday gifts this year...

I can't believe October is almost over and there are only two months until Christmas. It's about that time to start my shopping. I love to Christmas shop, except for those hard to buy for friends and family members. We all have those people that we don't know what to buy them, they have everything or they simply tell you they don't need anything. So one thing that I've realized people love is photo prints. In this day and age when everything is digital we just don't print those memories like we used to. 

That's where AdoramaPix comes in. AdoramaPix helps people turn their digital photographs from abstract computer files into beautiful keepsakes designed to last a lifetime. 

Their contemporary metal prints capture memories in rich color and vibrant detail. Because your images are infused right into the metal, and not painted on the surface, their metal prints are extremely durable. Not only will your metal image be water and weather proof, but scratch resistant as well. You can even clean it with glass cleaner! 

AdoramaPix helps people turn their digital photographs from abstract computer files into beautiful keepsakes designed to last a lifetime. Their contemporary metal prints capture memories in rich color and vibrant detail. Because your images are infused right into the metal, and not painted on the surface, their metal prints are extremely durable. Not only will your metal image be water and weather proof, but scratch resistant as well. You can even clean it with glass cleaner. 

Your memories deserve to live in true, archival luxury with AdoramaPix metal prints.

You can find all the fun gift ideas HERE:

You can save 35% off all metal prints simply by using code:

 pxusfam35m at checkout -- expires 12/15/2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

Start your holiday baking off right with the Love Cooking Company...

If you're going to be baking this holiday season then you'll love the Love Cooking Company. They've set out with a mission to make baking a simple task. Partnered with some great names in the baking and entertainment industries, Love has crafted bakeware that helps you easily achieve the best-looking baked goods on the table, from filled cakes to bite-size desserts and more.

The PushPan is a 100% watertight and leak-proof cake pan with a patented silicone-lined removable base making it perfect for cheesecakes, pies and more! An alternative to a spring-form pan, you simply place the pan on something sturdy, press the sides down, and voila - the perfect cake! The PushPan also comes with a 25 year warranty.

 The Mrs. Fields Cutie Cakes pan creates 48 bite-size cakes when you need a small amount of something sweet. It's ideal for savory options, like mini corn dogs or potato pancakes. After you create your tiny treats, just pop the pan in the dishwasher.

 The Mrs. Fields Fill N Flip is the easiest way to make a layered cake and create a surprise center that everyone will love. Once you bake your cake, add filling to the side with the large opening, place the non-filled layer on top, and enjoy! Plus, the pan is dishwasher-safe, making clean-up a breeze.
These are only a few of the great products that Love Cooking has to offer, making your holiday baking a breeze this year.


Right now you can receive 10% off your entire order - Love Cooking is inviting you to take 10% off your entire order at:
Simply use promo code LOVE10 at checkout!
(For a limited time only.
For details on this and other special offers click HERE!)

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Mamma Chia --Seed Your Soul

(The Jackson Five Family received a compliment product sample to help facilitate this feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!)
We are Mamma Chia lovers so I'm excited to tell you a little about them today! Mamma Chia offers the highest quality, nutrient-rich, organic foods and beverages powered by Chia to provide vitality, energy and strength. At Mamma Chia they combine organic chia seeds with delicious and nutritious ingredients to create a variety of products to power your soul's purpose. They offer tasty Chia Beverages, Chia Squeezes, Chia Vitality Bars, plain ol' Chia Seeds and their newest product the Chia Vitality Granola.
We had the opportunity to try the new Chia Vitality Granola that's available in Wild Blueberry Clusters, Cinnamon Pecan Clusters, and Vanilla Almond Clusters. Made with 100% Whole Grains these granola clusters offer 1500mg of Omega-3s, and are gluten, dairy and soy free making them a great snack or breakfast food to enjoy any time of the day.
We've been topping our Chia Granola on yogurt, eating it like cereal by adding milk, adding it to cottage cheese and grabbing handfuls alone to snack on throughout the day and it's sooooo good! The boys love the wild blueberry, it's a crunchy good treat.
Chia Squeeze 6
Kids also love the Mamma Chia Squeeze pouches available in Cherry Beat, Blackberry Bliss, Green Magic, Mango Coconut, Strawberry Banana, and Wild Raspberry.
I personally love the Chia Vitality drink in Strawberry Lemonade. They are a different texture, but so full of flavor and just a different kind of good for you and that's what I like about them! If you haven't tried them, I really recommend it.
You can learn more about Mamma Chia's products by visiting:

Friday, October 23, 2015

Great Wolf Lodge Howl-O-Ween recap...

(The Jackson Five Family blog received a complimentary stay while participating in the GWL Ask-A-Mom panel. However, all opinions are honest and our own!)

Last weekend we went to Great Wolf Lodge, one of our favorite places to get away for a few days. We really enjoy going when they have holiday events going on and this time we planned it around Halloween or "Howl-O-Ween" as the lodge calls it. 

It's a month long celebration in October of dance parties, trick or treat trails, not-so-scary clock tower story times, pumpkin painting and so much more.

Of course the boys loved the waterpark, but they had so much fun doing the other things available during Howl-O-Ween. 

They loved wearing their costumes while playing MagiQuest (their fave of all fave things to do at the lodge), playing oversized checkers and connect four in the lobby, watching the magician and having balloon animals made and they had a blast trick or treating where they received full packs of Halloween PEEPS and other ghostly treats!

It was such a fun weekend where lots of memories were made! Once checked in we do not leave for the weekend.

At Great Wolf Lodge you have everything you need to stay and play. From great food, to the fun gift shop and awesome staff that takes care of you from the minute you arrive I promise you'll have a great time when you book a stay! 

Now for a few SHOUT OUTS --We really appreciate the awesome lady who cleaned up a puke accident in our room thanks to too much food and candy one night. We also LOVE the young guy who serves bacon, ham and sausage in the Loose Moose Cottage Buffet. He's been there almost every time we've went and he always compliments us, asks us how our stay has been and always says that he hopes we come back! One last shout out to the guy who jumped our car when it was dead upon leaving. We didn't wait 5 minutes and he was there for the rescue and to get us on our way! We appreciate them all!!
Learn more about Great Wolf Lodge and the upcoming SNOWLAND event where the lodge turns into a magical winter wonderland from November 28-January 3

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Celebrate Disney On Ice's Treasure Trove with a fun Mickey pumpkin carving template...

Today kicked off Disney On Ice's Treasure Trove --there's still time to reserve your tickets for either the Dayton show 10/21 - 10/25 or Cincinnati 10/28 - 11/01.

Remember we're offering you a Family 4-Pack deal that includes (4) Show Tickets, (4) Small Popcorns, and (4) 24 oz Lemonades for only $114! 

Simply use code FAMD26 HERE to purchase this great offer! 


Now is the perfect time to carve a pumpkin with Halloween being a week away and why not celebrate Disney On Ice with a fun Mickey carved design. Simply use the Mickey template above!

There are 2 ways use the template --  1. Copy it freehand onto a clean, dry pumpkin using a water based marker making it easy to erase mistakes and start again. 2. Simply tape the design onto the pumpkin and score the pumpkin poking through the template with a nail or a Halloween poking tool (available in some pumpkin carving kits.)

Start carving your at the center of your design and working outward (this avoids putting pressure on already carved areas). Begin with the innermost and smallest details. As each shape loosens, gently push it out of the pumpkin with a finger or a dull pencil point --a good job for young kids!

Lastly, put your jack-o'-lantern in a place of honor (away from flammables), and remember to blow out all candles before you go to sleep!

What a fun family activity that the kids can participate in --enjoy!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Order your exclusive Halloween Jack Rogers sandals now!


If you love Jack Rogers like I do then you don't want to miss out on their exclusive Trick Or Treat Sandal

 Just in time for Halloween these adorable Jacks are adorned with a fun black embroidered cat on a gold leather upper with gold whipstitch. 

 So festive and fun for all Jacks lovers! There's no reason not to be cute this holiday!

Order by tomorrow 10/21 to have guaranteed delivery by Halloween! 

Monday, October 19, 2015

NFL,, MLB and College Football Uniforms from Franklin Sports make great Halloween costumes and the perfect holiday gift this year!

The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!

If you have a little one who loves football then we have the perfect Halloween costume or holiday gift idea for you. Franklin Sports will have kids rooting for their fave teams this season in their Official NFL Deluxe Uniform Sets, perfect for ages 4-9.
 My boy's just got the Miami Dolphins set and have been fighting over who's going to wear it this year. The set includes a helmet, a team jersey, pants and an iron-on number set so they can customize to their favorite number or player on the team. 

The polyester mesh jersey and pants feature the logos and colors of their fave team and the molded plastic helmet comes complete with a chin strap and also match the helmet designs worn on-field by the pros.  
When not using as a costume the Jersey is perfect to wear alone on game day, to school or on the weekends! Franklin Sports offers so many cool sports products. My boys loved checking out their website.
 They also thought the Major League Baseball and College team sets were awesome. They added them to their wish lists this year. 

Halloween is less than 2 weeks away and only 2 months until  Christmas --get your shopping on now!


Follow Franklin Sports on Facebook, Twitter @franklinsports 
and Instagram

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The LEGO Creativity Tour is coming to Columbus, Ohio next month! Win tickets here...

The Jackson Five Family received complimentary tickets to help facilitate this reader feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!

 If you or your children are LEGO enthusiasts then you do not want to miss the LEGO Creativity Tour, Powered by LEGO KidsFest that is coming to Columbus, Ohio next month!
The LEGO Creativity Tour, powered by the teams that run the popular North American LEGO KidsFest tour will be bringing 8 identical sessions to the Greater Columbus Convention Center from November 20-22. The tour will offer children of all ages an opportunity to build, create and enjoy an immersive LEGO experience through engaging play areas, family oriented building activities and much more! I recommend reserving your tickets in advance as these events do tend to sell out quickly!

Some of the activities in the 118,000 square-foot space include:

* LEGO Model Museum: walk among life-sized models made from LEGO bricks 

* Race Ramps: build a custom car, then race it down the ramp against friends and family 

* Challenge Zone: the whole family is on the hook to show off their creative building skills in this emceed challenge 

* Construction Zone: enjoy a creative build, play, and display area

* LEGO DUPLO: the youngest builders can explore building their imaginations and so many ways to play with DUPLO bricks 

* Brick Battle Zone: join a team and compete in fun activities like relay races, tower speed build and bridge building contests

* Big Brick Pile: dive into the largest pile of LEGO bricks ever seen to build something amazing 

* LEGO Art Gallery: create a custom masterpiece and display it for all to see 

* Monochromatic Builds: limiting the materials to one color and one size creates amazing results
* And much more!


Show sessions on Friday, Nov. 20 are 1:30-4:30 p.m. and 5:30-8:30 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21 and 22, sessions are 8:30-11:30 a.m., 12:30-3:30 p.m. and 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the LEGO Creativity Tour are $19 (plus tax and service fees). Children under 2 are free. 


For more information or to purchase your tickets for this fun event please visit:

Like Lego Creativity Tour on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @LEGOKidsFest


 We love LEGO's and are so exited to be giving away 2 tickets for the opening night of LEGO Creavity Tour in Columbus, Ohio. Winner will attend on Friday 11/20 for the 5:30-8:30 session! 
(Must be 18 to enter, 1 entry per day allowed, random drawing by USFG! Winner chosen on 11/05 and notified shortly after)


Coming to Dayton and Cincinnati this October --Disney On Ice, Treasure Trove. Reserve Your Tickets Now!

 The Jackson Five Family received complimentary tickets while working as a Feld Family promoter. Tickets are fullfilled from the sponsor. All opinions are honest and our own!

I'm so excited to tell you that Disney on Ice will be presenting Treasure Trove -- a live celebration of Disney's animated gems in both Dayton and Cincinnati.

You'll discover endless riches with this newest skating spectacular. Get tangled up in Disney's 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses like Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White. Ahoy, Mateys! Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook and his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land! Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the 'Circle of Life.' Tick-Tock! Tick-Tock! Don't be late to a very important date with Alice and the Mad Hatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts' Army of Cards. 

Reserve your tickets now and bring your family to see this show full of memories guaranteed to last a lifetime. 

The Dayton Show will be October 21-25 at the WSU Nutter Center and in Cincinnati October 28-November 1st at the U.S. Bank Arena.

Wed/Thur/Fri --7pm
Sat/Sun --1pm and 5pm

Weekday pricing starts at just $13 for the Wednesday and Thursday night performances making it very affordable for families to attend (no promo code needed for this awesome price).

 We also have another great deal that you will find right here on the Jackson Five Family --We're offering you a Family 4-Pack deal that includes (4) Show Tickets, (4) Small Popcorns, and (4) 24 oz Lemonades for only $114! 

Simply use code FAMD26 HERE to purchase this great offer! 


Twitter @DisneyOnIce

Facebook --Disney On Ice 

- Give-A-Way -

I'm so excited to be giving away a Family 4-Pack of tickets right here on the Jackson Five Family. Now's your chance to attend the Friday night Disney On Ice Treasure Trove live show in Dayton. Winner will receive 4 tickets to attend the 9/23 show at 7pm at the WSU Nutter Center.  


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

It's Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge, Book Your Spooky Stay Today...

All month long Great Wolf Lodge resorts are celebrating Howl-O-Ween. Join the celebration this October and book your spooky stay today for some waterpark and Halloween fun.

It's a favorite time of year for my family and we absolutely love this Great Wolf Lodge event.

festivities include:
Trick-or-Treat Trail

Grab your treat bag, throw on your best costume and travel along the spooky trail collecting ghostly goodies throughout the lodge. The trail starts at the new Howl-O-Ween house where you'll find fun craft activities throughout the day and more!
Monster Bash Dance Party--

Bring your monster pack to the Grand Lobby every Friday and Saturday night for dancing, games and cool prizes.
Spooktacular Story Time--

Enjoy stories that are just a boo-bit scary.
Costume Parade
Children of all ages are welcome to show off their costumes to the crowd.

Book your stay today! You'll be able to enjoy 84 degree weather in the waterpark, fine dining in the lodge restaurants, many sweet treat options, lots of fun activities and if relaxation is your thing you can even escape to the Elements Spa for a relaxing massage or another treatment!

Learn more about Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge by visiting:

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Be ready for Halloween with treat bags and more from Oriental Trading!

The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!

School's in full swing and it's about that time to start thinking about classroom parties with the first one being Halloween. When I need treats, games, and Halloween themed goodies I always turn to Oriental Trading. They have the biggest selection, best prices and I love that I can buy in large quantities so every kid in the class gets something to take home.
When I sign up to help at school parties I always like to bring the treat bags. The kids absolutely love these. This years bags are packed full of Halloween goodies...
I couldn't resist the polka dot and chevron Halloween Pattern Kraft Bags and the Mini Halloween Bags that have silly eyes!
The boys picked out some fun things to fill the bags with. Halloween themed Sixlets candy, Glow-In-The-Dark spider rings, centipedes and sticky hands. They also picked out Peanuts Halloween Mini Bubble Bottles, Halloween Memory Game cards and Halloween Printed Maze Puzzles.
We loved the idea of doing a quick craft in the classroom so we also got them the Ghost Kid Magnet Craft Kit and the Spider Magnet Craft Kit which are two fun activities the kids can do and take home to hang on the kitchen fridge. Love that it's a cute, easy, non-messy craft!
Oriental Trading has so much Halloween stuff to choose from. As you gear up for classroom parties this year, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas make sure you check out their website for everything you need to make the occasion special!