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Review of LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta + Savings Coupon!

Disclosure: My family and I were provided with complimentary tickets to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

My family and I were recently traveling through Atlanta during the holidays and had the wonderful opportunity to visit the LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Believe it or not, LEGOLAND Discovery Center can be found on the third floor of Phipps Plaza, one of Atlanta’s most prestigious malls. LEGOLAND Discovery Center is the ultimate indoor LEGO playground with 2 rides, 10 LEGO build & play zones, a 4D cinema & much more! Since my boys are huge LEGO fans, there were super excited when they found out that we were going here! 

The first thing that you will notice when you enter, is a fun exhibit all about how LEGO bricks are made. You can even go on a behind-the-scenes Factory Tour to discover how LEGO bricks are made! This is fun for all ages! 

From there, we went on the Kingdom Quest ride. This indoor ride is all about capturing the Princess! Hop aboard your chariot on the Kingdom Quest ride to rescue her.This ride is suitable for children ages 4+. I rode with Brady our youngest, while my hubby went with Drew our oldest. They both thoroughly enjoyed as we were able to shoot targets throughout the ride.

Our entire family loved the LEGO 4D Cinema! While we were there, The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure was showing featuring Emmet, Wyldstyle, Benny, MetalBeard and Unikitty. It was so cute and had real effects like water, wind and more! There are several features available and they have new bricktastic news in store for 2019! 

There are lots of other things to see along the way at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center, including Miniland. This was my personal favorite! It features Atlanta landmarks all built by LEGOS in day and night settings. In fact, Miniland is made from nearly 1.5 million LEGO® bricks, with moving cars and trains, so even the smallest spectator will feel like a giant! It is so cool! 

Other things to do at LEGOLAND Discovery Center include: Merlin’s Apprentice Ride, Pirate Adventure Island, Duplo Village, LEGO Master Builder Academy, Earthquake Tables, LEGO Friends, LEGO Racers: Build and Test, and the Ultimate LEGO Ninjago Experience. These activities are sure to keep your little ones busy for hours. They even have their own cafe which features beverages, snacks and other delicious foods. I noticed that their prices were very reasonable too!

No trip the LEGOLAND Discovery Center would be complete without visiting the LEGO Store! They offer LEGO sets, plush, toys and more!

Overall, we had such a fantastic time at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Atlanta, and I would highly recommend it if you live in the area or you are passing through! There is definitely something for everyone in your family! Right now you can save $5 off one (1) walk-up full price admission ticket! Get the details of this offer HERE. Use code 1040. 

Be sure to follow LEGOLAND Discovery Center on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay up-to-date on all the latest promotional offers and bricktastic news in store for 2019! LEGOLAND Discovery Center has several other United States locations as well as locations in select countries. You can GO HERE to see the entire list of locations.

Review of the Paw Patrol PlasmaCar + GIVEAWAY!

Disclosure: I was provided with a Paw Patrol PlasmaCar to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

UPDATE: The winner is Mandy G.

My son Brady was super excited when he found out that we were going to feature a Paw Patrol PlasmaCar this year in our Holiday Gift Guide. He loves Paw Patrol, and of course, we love the Original PlasmaCar! Put the two together and you have one very happy boy! Brady could not wait for his daddy to assemble the Chase Paw Patrol PlasmaCar so that he could get on it and give it a spin! 

No job is too big, no pup is too small! Now you can have Chase, Skye or Marshall from the Nickelodeon™ kid’s show, PAW Patrol® to light up your child’s imagination. The sleek innovative design of The Original PlasmaCar® features a patented safety seat, polypropylene wheels, and has been upgraded with paw print footrests and hubcaps, and PAW Patrol® character themed decals. Kid powered; kid approved! Turn and navigate in small spaces indoors, and ride outdoors on sidewalks, pathways, and any other safe, smooth, flat surface. The Paw Patrol PlasmaCar® is easy to operate, and helps your child develop coordination, balance, and motor skills while harnessing the natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force, gravity, and friction. 

I personally love that PlasmaCar® is adult-friendly too! Did you know that they hold up to 220 pounds? Even Dad and Mom can get in on the fun! And, it doesn’t require an expensive power source that needs constant replacement, it provides kids with plenty of exercise, and it is quiet! In fact, the only sound that you’ll hear is the sound of the wheels! Yay! How is that for a great gift idea this holiday season? 

As you can see from the photos, Brady has had so much fun on his Chase Paw Patrol PlasmaCar! I know that he is going to have hours of fun wiggling away on it in the months to come! Want to see more details and information about the Paw Patrol Plasma Car? GO HERE to check them all out!

 

Thanks to PlaSmart, home of the Original PlasmaCar, one My Sweet Savings reader is going to win a Paw Patrol PlasmaCar!

**Please note that PlaSmart will make the decision which Paw Patrol PlasmaCar to send to the winner, and the Paw Patrol PlasmaCar will not arrive in time for Christmas.

All you need to do to enter this giveaway is to leave a comment on this blog post below letting me know, “Who is your child’s favorite Paw Patrol character?” That’s it! I will select one random winner on December 22. 

Winner must be a resident of the US and at least 18 years of age or older

Good luck everyone! 🎄🎄

Have a Spook-Tacular Halloween with PJ Masks!

 I am a PJ Masks Brand Ambassador and received these products in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions are my own. (All posts may contain affiliate links or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy)

Can you believe that Halloween will be here this week? I feel that it crept upon us so quickly this year! If you are searching for some fun items for the kiddos I have you covered with adorable items from PJ Masks! How cute is this Catboy with a Jack O’Lantern? You can find this and other fun items right at Walmart. I also love the adorable Gekko Candy pail and Popups! Lollipops and think that they would be the perfect treat for any PJ Masks fan! The Gekko pail (and all the other crew from the PJ Masks) can be found online at Amazon! If you have Prime, they will be shipped right to your door for Free! 

My son Brady loved all of the candy that we received in our PJ Masks treat box! He especially loved the Swirl Pops and Lollipop Rings. You can find yummy candy right at your local Party City and Amazon! I love that PJ Masks also offers items like PJ Masks bandages, which makes for a fun non-candy trick or treat idea! 

If you are still looking for a costume idea, your little one will look adorable dressed as one of the PJ Masks crew! My son Brady wore a PJ Masks Gekko costume a few years ago, and I am so excited to let you know that these costumes are still available to purchase!

In addition to having the perfect PJ Masks costume, you can also create PJ Masks invitations, plan your very own party and more when you head on over to the PJ Masks Halloween Party Site. They even have Costume Downloadables which are super fun and easy. 

Whether you want to create your own PJ Masks costume, plan a PJ Masks Halloween Party or simply just need some spook-tacular tips head on OVER HERE to see all of the fun ideas that are available. Your little ones are sure to be a Hero this Halloween!

Savor the Flavor of Dunkin’ Donuts Donut Fries!

Disclosure: (I received a gift card to facilitate my review for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

Have you tried Dunkin’ Donuts Fries yet? If not, you are totally missing out! These warm, buttery, crispy fries are tossed in sweet cinnamon sugar and are the perfect on-the-go snack! My boys love the donut fries and always want these over a donut each time that we head to Dunkin’ Donuts! I personally love how portable that they are! Oh, you can’t each just one! They are so flaky and delicious, and once you start eating, you can’t stop popping them in your mouth! 

Head on over to your local Dunkin’ Donuts this week to pick up some Dunkin’ Donuts fries for only $2! And, you will be excited to know that Happy Hour is BACK! Head to Dunkin’ for $2 Any Size Iced Coffee from 2-6!  Now that is one sweet DDeal! 

GO HERE to see more info about this and other delicious Dunkin’ Donuts menu offerings!

Review of Watermelon Ball Jr. from PlaSmart

Disclosure: I received product from PlaSmart to facilitate this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

Even though summer may officially be over, the heat wave continues in many parts of the country. Here in Florida, the temperatures are still in the 90’s! With temps like this, our weekends are still packed full of fun at the beaches and our local pool.

The folks at PlaSmart sent my family and I their Watermelon Ball Jr. to review, and the boys have had quite the time with it! The Watermelon Ball Jr. is designed to look, feel, and behave like a watermelon in water! Real watermelons are nearly neutrally buoyant: first sinking to the bottom then slowly rising to the top, making them ideal for all kinds of water games. The Watermelon Ball Jr. lets players dribble, kick, bounce, pass, and intercept under water. This fun ball allows you to combine components of football, basketball, and rugby right in the water!

How does the Watermelon Ball Jr. work? You simply fill the ball with water and get your game on! The extremely durable vinyl membrane stands up to intense action, features that are sorely missing from real watermelons. As you can see from the photo above, my son Drew has had so much fun dribbling the Watermelon Ball Jr. in the pool! I personally love the vibrant and bright colors that allow you to see the ball under water easily. 

There is still time to enjoy a Watermelon Ball Jr. with your family! I would love to hear your experience and how much fun that you have with this fun toy if you purchase one. You can buy your very own Watermelon Ball Jr. HERE. Forget the standard beach ball at your next pool party. Wouldn’t this be a great addition instead? With this ball, you are sure to be a rockstar at your kid’s party!

Be sure to follow PlaSmart on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date on all of their latest promotions and special offers.

Review of HoMedics SoundSpa Slumber Scents

Disclosure: I was provided with product from HoMedics to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

I was so excited to have the opportunity to review the HoMedics SoundSpa Slumber Scents. This is a remarkable product not only in functionality, but it also features Bluetooth technology, relaxing and uplifting sounds, soothing aroma and more. In addition, HoMedics is proud to become the Official Sound-Conditioning Partner of the National Sleep Foundation! This new partnership recognizes HoMedics’ continued dedication to providing quality distraction-free sleep. 

There are several things that stood out to me about the HoMedics SoundSpa Slumber Scents and I wanted to share with you! 

Design

The HoMedics SoundSpa Slumber Scents is very sleek and portable. It looks great sitting on my nightstand. It would look fantastic in just about any bedroom setting because of how sleek and neutral that it is.

Function

In this day and age of technology, I know that so many of us reach to our phones or smartwatches for the time, but I love this sleek option as well on my night-stand. I also appreciate that it has a dimmer so the light doesn’t have to be bright. You can actually set it to be quite dim which is super nice. I know that some people like to sleep in an almost completely dark room. I love having the option to set the alarm too. There are certainly times that I need an alarm, so this is a great option. 

Lights

I personally am not someone who enjoys sleeping in a dark room, so I appreciate that the SoundSpa Slumber Scents has color-changing ambient lights. You can choose from 6 different colored LED lights to give your room a soft illuminated, glow. 

Diffuser

The ultrasonic aroma diffuser is my favorite part of the SoundSpa Slumber Scents! As it delivers the scents through the air, they are very subtle, soothing and not over-powering at all. The Slumber Scents comes with an essential oil sample kit that includes some of my personal favorites scents: Lavender, Fight it and Orange. There is an auto-off timer: 30, 60 or 90 minutes. 

Sounds

There are 6 relaxing and uplifting sounds including thunder, campfire, zen, ocean, brook and fan. If you are someone who enjoys going to bed with sounds, then you will love the sounds from the SoundSpa Slumber Scents! Each of the sounds are nature-inspired so they are very soft and not harsh at all-very pleasing to the ear and easy to listen to.

As you can see, HoMedics strives to provide products that promote overall well-being. Its extensive line of personal wellness products allows you to relax your body, renew your spirit and simplify your life. For products and information, visit www.homedics.com. I highly recommend any of the products from HoMedics and they have something from everyone! They also make fantastic gifts! 

Exclusive Tour of the Newly Renovated Tampa Westshore Marriott

Disclosure: I was invited to the Open House event for the newly renovated Tampa Westshore Marriott in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy.

Last week my husband and I were invited to tour the newly renovated Tampa Westshore Marriott during their Open House event. The $20 million-dollar redesign, which includes many new amenities and features, is sure to be popular with millennials, business travelers AND even locals who are looking for a great staycation right here in beautiful Tampa Bay!

Tampa Westshore Marriott is located a few miles from Tampa International Airport and is in close proximity to the local malls, attractions and restaurants. The hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle service as well to all locations within a 2 mile radius. So, if you don’t have a vehicle, no worries, they have you covered!

During the Open House, we were invited to tour the hotel and to see what amazing amenities that the hotel has to offer its guests. In addition to the state-of-the art rooms, the hotel offers fine dining at their Tampa Bistro Blue Restaurant, a Fitness Center, Pool, Meeting Rooms and more. If I were planning a visit to the Tampa Bay area, I would definitely be booking a room at the Tampa Westshore Marriott!  This would also be such a fabulous venue for business meetings, weddings and other events. Our evening started off with food and drinks. Let me tell you, the food and drink was amazing! The catering staff went over and beyond with all of the delicious food offerings that were made available to the guests. By the time that we left the event, I was stuffed! We were offered everything from sushi and lamb chops, to sandwiches, caprese salad and everything in-between. Oh and the dessert! They offered mini trifles, strawberry shortcakes, macarons and so much more! I loved the espresso drinks and how they had their own Marriott logo on them. They were so cute!

After the delicious food, we headed outside to tour the pool area. This was such a stunning area that any pool lover is sure to enjoy! I really appreciate how both the inside and outside area are connected. This allows for a nice way to cool off from the hot, Florida sun. This is also a great option for those families with smaller children who are visiting.

…..Look at the beautiful fruit spread that was prepared for us in the pool area!

After we finished touring the pool area, we headed up to the 14th floor of the hotel to view the Concierge lounge. This is a special area that is reserved for Gold & Platinum Marriott reward members. It is a beautiful spot to sit and enjoy a bite or drink with friends or even to conduct business. The lounge overlooks the airport, so this would be a great place to watch the airplanes land or to enjoy a beautiful Tampa Bay sunset! 

On to the guest rooms! The guest rooms have a fresh, new modern look that is sure to please everyone. We toured the Kings and Double suites on the 14th floor and they are all so spacious! I love the suite option as it provides room for every member of the family to relax and unwind. Each room offer wifi, Netflix, charging stations, a coffee bar, mini refrigerator and even a balcony to enjoy the views!

We were very impressed with the renovations at the Tampa Marriott Westshore, and both hubby and I would love to take a little getaway here for the weekend! The location is prime, as it is right in the heart of the airport, restaurants, shopping and attractions. If you are planning a trip to Tampa Bay this hotel is a must! It checks off all the features that I look for in a hotel and more! Be sure to check out their website for pricing and availability.

What are you waiting for? Get ready to live a lavish lifestyle and to relax and unwind when you visit the Tampa Marriott Westshore!

The Tampa Westshore Marriott is located at 1001 N. Westshore Boulevard in Tampa. You may contact them at (813) 287-2555. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all of the latest up-to-date news and promotional offers.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Dunkin’ Donuts! #DunkinDate

(I received a gift card to facilitate my review for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is tomorrow? I feel like it crept upon us so quickly this year! Whatever your Valentine’s Day plans may be, you will definitely want to include Dunkin’ Donuts in the special day! They are celebrating by offering adorable heart shaped donuts and donuts with sprinkles and delicious fillings!

Choose from donuts like Brownie Batter filled, Pillow Talk, Vanilla Truffle filled, Pretty in Pink and so much more. Varieties may vary by location. You will also be excited to know that Dunkin’ removed all artificial dyes from donuts last month! 

I picked up some of the heart shaped donuts this morning for my boys as a special after-school treat this afternoon. They are going to be so happy! Of course, I had to grab an iced coffee while I was there! Whatever your day brings tomorrow, be sure to stop by your local Dunkin’ for a coffee or donut and celebrate with your special someone.

Tampa Bay area readers, be sure to tag your Dunkin’ date photos on Facebook and on Twitter with the hashtag #DunkinDate! You can go directly HERE to the DDTampa Twitter page and tell them who your favorite #DunkinDate is!

Stay tuned for more fun offerings from Dunkin’ in the very near future! In the meantime, stay up-to-date on all of the latest Dunkin’ events and offers by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone and be to sure to Share the Dunkin’ Love!  💕❤️

I’m Running on Dunkin’ Donuts This Holiday Season!

(I received a gift card to faciliate my review for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

I don’t know about you, but I am officially in holiday mode right now! It has been a busy few weeks planning and preparing for Christmas and finishing up some last-minute work projects for 2017. I think that it is safe to say I am running on Dunkin’ Donuts! I have stopped by Dunkin’ Donuts several times these last few weeks to fuel up on my favorite holiday-flavored coffees and lattes!

I love the new holiday-themed flavors this year! Peppermint Mocha, my personal fave, combines cool peppermint and rich chocolate flavors. The Brown Sugar Cinnamon, brings together the sweet taste of brown sugar and the flavor of cinnamon. Both flavors are available in Dunkin’ Donuts’ hot or iced coffees, lattes, macchiatos and Frozen Dunkin’ Coffee. In addition, Dunkin’ has brought back their festive holiday cups. This year, they feature a festive design and the simple word, “Joy” to convey the happiness and spirit of the season. This year’s design incorporates seasonal graphic icons like snowflakes, peppermints, holly leaves and holiday trees to stir up the warm, nostalgic feelings associated with this special time of year.

If you are a Dunkin’ Donuts doughnut lover, they have something for you as well! A holiday trio of seasonal donuts, highlights Dunkin’s merry menu. The new Frosted Sugar Cookie Donut is a frosted donut with cookie dough flavored filling and topped with crumbled frosted sugar cookies, while the new Gingerbread Cookie Donut features a caramel frosted donut sprinkled with ginger snap cookie topping. Dunkin’ Donuts also has the Snowflake Sprinkle Donut, a frosted donut with red icing and special snowflake sprinkles, and Snowflake Sprinkle MUNCHKINS, featuring the brand’s chocolate glazed MUNCHKINS donut hole treats rolled in snowflake sprinkles.

Be sure to stop by your local Dunkin’ Donuts while you are out with friends and family this holiday season and fuel up on these delicious treats!

Review of PlaSmart Travel Bingo

Disclosure: I received Travel Bingo to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

Want to keep the kiddos entertained while they are in the car? Travel Bingo by PlaSmart is the perfect solution! I am so thrilled to feature this product in my Holiday Gift Guide and think that it would make such a fun gift idea!

You can entertain kids and keep those long road trips fun with this game! Kids can whiz by sliding the windows shut as attractions are spotted. Play alone or with another passenger Be the first to complete one line or an entire card and shout out BINGO! This comes with 2 sets of cards.

My boys have been taking advantage of Travel Bingo lately when we are in the car and they love it! I know that this will come in handy later this month when we go on vacation and are in the car for several hours at a time. I highly recommend this fun game to all of you with kiddos! Oh, even mom and dad can get in on the fun! I plan to join in!

Have you heard of Travel Bingo before? What are you thoughts on this fun game?