Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Classic Harbor Line - Boston @classicharbor

(This is a sponsored post.)

See Boston like you never have on this 2 hour sail aboard the Adirondack III, a wooden 80-foot pilot schooner. Within five minutes of leaving the dock, you'll forget the mayhem and noise of the City, and you'll feel the relaxing breeze of Boston Harbor! Give your child an experience that is safe, fun and unique!

Adirondack III was designed and constructed specifically for carrying passengers comfortably, which is uncommon for historic schooners. Due to the modern and innovative design of Adirondack III, guests will have room to sit and move around the boat. 

The Schooner Specs
  • 80 feet overall
  • Certified for up to 41 Guests
  • Flies just under 2000 square feet of Sail

 Join us for a Day Sail! My Readers received $10 off - Join us for a Day Sail aboard Schooner Adirondack III. 

Use online promo code FAMILY10 and receive $10 off each ticket you purchase!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

$5 Off Liquid Planet Water Park and Zip Lines @LiquidPlanetWP @usfg #sponsored

This is a sponsored post.

Are you looking for some family fun this summer?

Liquid Planet Water Park And Zip Lines is New Hampshire's Home Town Water Park perfect for young families. 

Liquid Planet Water Park And Zip Lines Unveils New Speed Slides And Many More New Attractions Entering 7th Season.

Liquid Planet Water Park 446 Candia Rd. Candia, N.H. June 21, 2014, 10:00 a.m. Advertised as 'gravity defying and only for the brave and fearless at heart, The Shooting Stars, two 40 foot vertical dropping speed slides will be celebrated and officially open following the cutting of a ribbon on Saturday, June 21st. It's been a long time in the creating, but on opening day for Liquid Planet Water Park And 
Zip Lines in Candia, N.H. customers will be told to 'cross their arms, make a wish' and shoot the 40 foot vertical drop along 131 linear feet and fall into a smooth landing of cool water. 

The 'Shooting Stars' were slated to open last season, but a southern hurricane damaged the manufacturing facility and to the disappointment of Liquid Planet and their customers the slides sat mostly erect, but not usable. "The delay makes the opening of the slides that much more exciting and we are thrilled to kick off our seventh season with a ribbon cutting celebration to officially open them." Said Kevin Dumont, President of Liquid Planet Water Park L.L.C. "The Shooting Stars are the real deal when it comes to thrilling water park attractions. They are steep, fast and a real adrenalin rush." Dumont said. 

The Shooting Stars certainly look official. They are decorated with racing stripes and checkered flags line the slide course. "These new slides will allow our guests to have a lot of fun racing against each other and we hope to incorporate races and competitions." Said Kelly Dumont, General Manager of Liquid Planet Water Park L.L.C. "They also bring the element for older kids to get more from the park experience." She said. 

Entering its seventh season, Liquid Planet Water Park And Zip Lines will introduce several new features and attractions to the park including a new dock and slide set up and expanded beach at 'Crater Lake,' 'Fantasy Falls,' a cascading waterfall down the granite cliff, a newly built 'Cosmic Camp,' summer camp, expanded concrete areas, roofed shade areas, a remodeled zip line gear up station, a revamped miniature golf course and many aesthetic touches ranging from landscaping to paint. 

"We have brought new features and attractions every year since we opened in June of 2008." Says Kevin Dumont. "We listen closely to all of the feedback from our guests and work hard to incorporate the changes and improvements noted as creating a better park experience." He said. "The opening of The Shooting Stars and multiple other items we are introducing this season are the goals we set to be in place for our guests this year. We are thrilled and excited to open." "It is our ambition to be New Hampshire's hometown water park and we're on our way." He said.

Click Here for $5 Off Liquid Planet Water Park and Zip Lines.

This sponsored post was brought to you by the US Family Guide.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Little Miss Giveaway with @GreenSceneMom ends July 18th!!

Summer is the perfect time to celebrate little girls! These girlie Summer Essentials featured by Green Scene Mom are made by companies who offer eco-friendly, quality, and innovative product solutions that incorporate adorable styles too!
pediped's adorable shoes are perfect for going on summer adventures! These stylish shoes fit comfortably and ensure healthy foot development. They are available in more than 140 designs for boys and girls.

Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort and distinctive styling have made pediped the fastest growing children's footwear brand in the United States. pediped footwear is sold in over 2,500 stores in the United States and 40 countries worldwide. pediped has also received many awards for their innovative footwear designs. For more information, visit
Pacific Baby thermal bottles keep liquids hot or cold for up to ten hours. These high quality bottles are versatile to use from birth to 5 years old and make feeding and drinking simple during outings and while traveling. Featuring vacuum insulated 304 stainless steel, they're also BPA-, PVC- and phthalate-free.

The wide neck offers greater visibility and the inner scale simplifies measuring out formula. The bottle nipples come in three speeds and are shaped similar to a mother's breast. Just add handles and a spout to transform this bottle into a sippy cup for older kids. For more information, visit
Bobee elephant wall decals are a cute and fun way to decorate your little girl's room. Easy to apply and easy to remove, these elephant wall decals come in four colors to dress up the little spaces.

Bobee makes all their products in the USA. Owned by a mom-entrepreneur, her own children are the inspiration for the fun decal designs. Elephants, whales, giraffes, and wall quotes are among the new fun decor Bobee is creating. For more information, visit
Yummi Pouch makes eco-friendly snack solutions that encourage healthy snacks for active kids. Their reusable food pouches are freezer safe, dishwasher safe, BPA-free, Phthalate-free, and can be filled with healthy blended snacks and easily taken on-the-go, no spoon required.

Yummi Pouch also recently introduced cloth snack and sandwich bags, each lined with a water resistant interior and decorated with colorful prints. They're perfect for crackers, chips, and sandwiches and also make great little storage bags for hair accessories and cosmetics. For more information, visit
FunBites is the first state of the art kitchen tool that instantly cuts kids' food into bite-sized, fun shaped pieces. FunBites is 100% made in the USA and BPA free. They are perfect to get even the pickiest eaters to try something new and eat healthier.

FunBites was designed by a mom who was inspired by her own daughters to create kid-friendly snacks with one easy cutter. FunBites encourages kids to try new foods and eat better, and makes mealtime less stressful and more fun. For more information, visit
Your little princess will love Kushies new soft & oh so comfy pajamas! Each set consists of premium quality, 100% cotton to keep her warm and cozy all night long.

Trusted by moms since 1987, Kushies offers more than 350 superior baby products including stylish layette and playwear, washable diapers, the award-winning Kushies Zolo toy collection and a broad range of baby essentials. The worldwide market leader in reusable cloth diapers and accessories, Kushies takes great pride in operating as a responsible company and as an environmentally concerned member of our planet. For more information, visit
Babalu Baby is a mom owned and operated online store that wants to give back to children's causes in whatever ways they can. Babalu's "One to Wear, One to Share" cloth diaper campaign gives a cloth diaper and insert to Jakes Diapers for every one diaper sold, to be distributed to orphanages around the world. Babalu also believes wholeheartedly in positive, encouraging messages for children such as hope, love, kindness and giving. Babalu hopes to encourage the children's retail industry to promote positive values on every level so kids can feel and give love, be hopeful, dream big and care for those around them.

For more information, visit

Enter to Win this amazing gift set!

pediped pair of shoes
Kushies pair of pajamas
Pacific Baby 3-in-1 combo bottle set
FunBites food cutter
Bobee elephant wall decals
Babalu "Inspire" 4T lavender ruffle shirt
Yummi Pouch Brights reusable food pouches + snack bag set

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Scalloped Princess Dress BLOG TOUR - Day 1

Welcome to the first day of the Little Kiwis Closet Scalloped Princess Dress Blog Tour. Thank you for joining us. I'm always excited to share what I'm sewing. It is always a pleasure to work with Lydia. She is a hard working mama and pattern designer. I have had the pleasure of working with her in the past on some of her PDF pattern tests.  Little Kiwis Closet is all about the kids. 

Be sure to Visit the other Day 1 Blog at Keep Calm and Carrion!

The Scalloped Dress has many variations that makes it a more custom finished product. You can mix and match and create whatever your heart desires. It comes in sizes 12 months-9 years. By the way, I started a second dress but I have not finished it. My daughter is 5, almost 6 years old. She normally wears a size 6 or 7. I chose the size 5. It is important to go by your child's measurements when sewing. I know that for some designers she needs a 6, some she needs a 4! However, I wish I did the 6. More room to grow. Although it could be just me not wants to "waste" my precious Fashionably bad fabric. he he.

I however chose the High-Low skirt for this one. As I felt it made my her villainous dress pop. It is also perfect for going to see Maleficent. Which we are going this week! Can I make myself one of these dresses and get away with it? Plus, Isn't it the in thing? My sweet princess was all too excited to showcase the design for us all.

The overall pattern is easy to put together. Basic sewing techniques are required, of course. It's always helpful to read the directions before hand, and keep a copy close by. I love my tablet for this! Follow each step closely and you won't have a problem. 

The most time consuming part on my end was taping the pattern pieces together. Luckily, there is a key so that you don't have to print what you do not need. It saves paper, and ink! Yay! 

There are several skirt options to choose from. I myself, had a bit of a hard time choosing. The scalloped hem is breathtaking as it is. Still, the High-Low won my beauty queen over. The next step was choosing what combination I wanted for the bodice. There are just so many necklines to choose from. The V neck was what I chose. It is so darling. 

The back of the dress is stunning as well. 

The deep V adds a great touch. It took me a little less than two hours to complete. Even with the use of a seam ripper. 

The options are:
4 Necklines
2 Bodice Styles
3 skirt styles (below knee, high-low and long)
3 Hem styles

Be sure to visit the other blogs during the Blog Tour with Little Kiwis Closet! I can't wait to see what they make!


You can purchase this pattern and many other unique PDF patterns from Little Kiwis Closet on Craftsy, Also join the Little Kiwis Closet Facebook group to get all the good deals and testing calls!

(Not me though!) ;-)