Kidecals-Labels for Kids

The Kidecals company contacted me recently to see if I would be interested in reviewing their product,  labels for kids, that are “delightfully versatile, crazy durable”.

I said sure. I wasn’t too sure how many uses I could come up with for some waterproof labels.

And then I saw their website! Now I had some ideas!

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Ordering from the site was fun.

I have ordered labels before for the kids and sometimes they can be too generic or baby-ish. But this company, Kidecals has a great selection of labels.

I am somewhat of an artist, so I tend to order the more “hipster” style mom stuff. They actually break out their styles:

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I hit the Retro category first and I ordered these. Waterproof, colorful, relaxed camper style (also reminds me the Japanese flag). Looks cool and is good for boys and girls and adults stuff. I went with the Mega Set,  I wanted a nice mix of different sizes for various applications.

These actually might make a nice gift for someone who has everything!

Canoe Labels by Kidecal

The labels came really fast.

And then I started labeling…

And labeling.

And labeling.

Here are all the uses so far:

  • Kids book cart for school
  • 3 bookbags
  • 4 water bottles
  • My cd player I use at the co-op
  • My binders
  • The kids binders
  • My Ipad case
  • My Thirty-One bag
  • My clipboard

I still have some left, every few days, I find something else that could use a label.

Because as a family of 5 we do leave stuff behind sometimes;) And it’s nice when things find their way home right?

Thanks for reading!

Check out Kidecals here: http://kidecals.com/

 

 

Note this review is for a product I received for free strictly for review purposes only. All opinions are 100% ZombieMommySaves

Wild Adventures Theme Park Coupon

Wild Adventures in Valdosta, GA is a Theme Park, Water Park and Animal Park – all in one.

http://www.wildadventures.com/

They sent me an awesome coupon to share with my readers! Once I end up going, I promise to share a review with ya’ll.

Enjoy thrilling rides and roller coasters for all ages, hundreds of exotic animals, shows and all-star concerts each season. Take a break from your daily routine and give your family a much-needed affordable Georgia vacation at Wild Adventures. 



My Readers Save $10 Off Admission to Wild Adventures Theme Park with this Coupon!

http://atlantakidsguide.com/coupon.php?regionid=386&bid=9725&dealid=1740

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I am part of the US Family Guide of Bloggers and was asked to share this with you guys. As part of this promotion they will be giving my family pass to check out their park in Valdosta at a later date.

As always I will only express my opinion of their product.

Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta at Phipps

My homeschool group went a couple of weeks ago to Phipps Mall to checkout the new Discovery Land.

Legoland Discovery Atlanta Coupon

 

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The kids had a blast! Seriously, it was like a theme park. So much fun had by all. They were crying at the end of the day when I said it was time to go! Like a flashback, it came back to Zombiemommy in her Florida childhood those times when were leaving the docks of the Magic Kingdom and in the darkness  under the blaring fluorescents those kids were pitching fits because it was time to go home…Totally made sense to me now.

First off because we were a larger group we got a special presentation by a Lego Team Leader. We divided into groups and every table put together a vehicle to be tested in a race.

They had 2 real rides. A pedaling ride (Merlin’s Apprentice) that was like an amusement park ride that went up and down as high as you could pedal (or not if you were afraid). Luckily, we had gone early on a Monday so it wasn’t so busy that the kids couldn’t ride it over and over again! The other big ride was “Save The Princess”, you were in a car and armed with a laser gun which you could shoot at targets. It was like an old school fairway game meets “It’s A Small World”.

Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta

The other cool feature was the 4-D movies. There were 3 or 4 different choice that ran every 15 minutes. We caught every one!

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For the younger folks there is a Soft Play Area (not open to adults). Which is like an exaggerated indoor’s kids park. My toddler loved that one!

For the girls, there is a girl Lego area, which has a Karaoke microphone setup. It was cute and of course the girls were drawn to it.

Oh yeah, Legos.

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There were buckets of Lego in the center of the park with ramps to test your vehicles.

The kids seriously had a blast and I was shocked by how busy you could stay here. My friends killed the entire day to get the value for their dollar! From opening to close. They had Sinatra playing to kick them out (kidding).

The price is a bit steep considering its size but I found that you can really enjoy yourself if you can stay for a while.

HOW TO SAVE MONEY at Legoland Discovery Center

1) Use a Coupon! Go here to get a $5 coupon

2) Look for Atlanta Deal Specials (Groupon, HalfOff Depot,SweetJack)

3)  Go in the afternoon, according to their online website there is a special $12.50 after 4pm.

Disclaimer: I was given entry into Legoland Discovery Center because I am part of the US Family of Bloggers. But all opinions are 100% Zombiemommy

 

 

 

Junior Knight Training At Medieval Times-Spring Break Special (Atlanta/Lawrenceville)

Now is the time to visit Medieval Times, this Spring Break they are having Junior Knight Training! If they want you to wear closed toe shoes, you  know it’s got to be fun.  Medieval Times is located in Lawrenceville, GA and lets just say, I have been wanting to go!

Spring Break 2014 tickets right now are cheaper and include the extra event of Junior Knight Training. Medieval Times coupon code is below.

Knight Training Medieval Times

WHAT: This Spring Break, bring your kids to train to become Knights of the Realm at Medieval Times. Children will enjoy watching an exclusive weapons demonstration by our Knights and the Weapons Master. They will learn about the grueling training it takes to become a Knight. Upon completion of their training, your children will be knighted by His Majesty King Carlos in a group knighting ceremony.

WHEN: This special knight training class is only available for certain show times:

                March 24th and 31st: Doors open at 4:15PM with training at 5:00PM

                March 25th: Doors open at 5:30PM with training at 6:30PM

                April 7th thru 10th: Doors open at 5:30PM with training at 6:30PM

HOW: Children must be between the ages of 5 and 12 to participate. Space is limited and training is available on a first-come, first-served basis for the first 100 kids. Training is open to both boys and girls. Closed-toe shoes are required to participate. All Seats for these shows are just $29.95 with code SBGR. Book online at bit.ly/buymedieval or over the phone by calling 1-888-WE-JOUST.

LOCATION:
Medieval Times
5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043

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Legoland Coupons Atlanta! Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta

COUPONS FOR LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER ATLANTA

Family fun Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta

With over 2 million LEGO bricks under one roof, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta is a LEGO lover’s dream! Come share our world of color, creativity and family entertainment. Come ride Merlin’s Apprentice and Kingdom Quest! Don’t forget to check out local Atlanta landmarks in our MINILAND and learn new building tricks in our Model Builder Academy. Let the kids run free in our Soft Play area, and don’t forget to check out one of our four 4D movies! It’s the ultimate place for LEGO fans ‘” young and old!

Click here to print your:  $5 off General Admission OR $50 OFF Birthday Party 

http://atlantakidsguide.com/coupon.php?regionid=386&bid=11242&dealid=1312

Note, this is a PRINT ONLY COUPON, no online validations.
Legoland Discovery Atlanta Coupon

This coupon entitles the bearer to $5 off one (1) walk-up full price admission ticket. Not valid with any other discounts, coupons or offers, and cannot be used with online or prebooked tickets. Only one coupon per transaction. Printed coupon must be surrendered upon purchase. No cash value. LEGO, LEGOLAND and The LEGO logo are trademarks of The LEGO Group, 2014 The LEGO Group. (Code:1040) http://atlantakidsguide.com/coupon.php?regionid=386&bid=11242&dealid=1312

This coupon entitles the bearer to fifty (50) dollars off the minimum cost of a birthday party of $350. Not valid with any other discounts, duplicate coupons and offers. Cannot be used with online or pre-booked tickets. Coupon must be surrendered at the time of purchase. No cash value. Not redeemable for cash or credit. Coupon cannot be redeemed online. (Code: 4007) http://atlantakidsguide.com/coupon.php?regionid=386&bid=11242&dealid=1312

Expires 12/2014

 

Disclosure: This post was received since I am part of the US Family of Bloggers.

AMF Bowling Woodstock Lanes

It was my son’s birthday that week. We wanted to do something special and as a family. Family outings are important. If you can get along as a family you can get along in the world, I say.
We chose bowling! Loaded up the kids (all 4 of them) and headed over to AMF Bowling Lanes in Woodstock.

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We arrived at a great time, it was in between the morning and afternoon leagues play.

First off this place is enormous! 40 lanes in all.

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The manager talked us through the first part, getting shoes for everyone. She was very patient as everyone needed to exchange a couple of times until they found a pair that fit. Everyone decided to get picky that day. Part two was rounding up our balls. Remember the prank phone joke as a kid, calling up the bowling alley? Hey do you have any…

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And then we headed towards our lane. Five balls in the queue and we were almost ready to bowl.

The manager asked if we needed the Bowling Assister. Basically it’s like a ladder/walker looking contraption that allows the kids to get some speed on the ball before it heads down the aisle. You put the ball at the top of the roller coaster looking thing and it rolls down faster down the lane.

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Because guess what happens if you don’t get enough speed.

It stops.

And guess who gets to come over and push it down the lane because the space beyond the service line is sacred ground and you can’t go there?

If you guessed manager, than I say, you’re paying attention.

Anywhoo, she then pulled up the bumpers for us. This is so the ball wouldn’t go in the gutter, every single time.

Talk about making it easy for the family to go bowling!

Finally she even helped us get our computer set up with our names. Boy this is too easy.

And we got started.

And we ordered food. Did I tell you have the snack bar that actually is pretty good? The pizza did not taste like a ninety nine center from Totinos. The cheese sticks were average. And for dessert we had little fried doughnuts with cinnamon sugar on them and icing for dipping. Sugar and pizza, how can you go wrong?

Menu AMF Woodstock

After about an hour we finally finished our game. At one point, I realized my oldest had taken off his socks and was wearing his bowling shoes sockless. I tried not to gag (too much Monk lately). And explained why that was not a good idea. I don’t think 8 year old boys really care, even if you explain the germ factor.

Everyone had a blast and we really appreciated the family atmosphere at AMF Woodstock Lanes.

We returned our shoes and went home. And they begged to come back again soon.
Don’t worry we will!

 

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Disclaimer: I am a US Family Guide Blogger and received a free AMF bowling certificate for my family as part of their Kids Bowl Free Summer Promotion.  All reviews are 100% ZombieMommy.

 

 

Review of Lice Removal Specialists East Cobb -The Last Strand

Note for all you moms who personally know me, I wrote this 4 weeks ago, so don’t freak out. :)

Four weeks ago, so stop scratching already...

Four weeks ago, I said! So stop scratching already…

So yes, we had it. Well I thought we had it.

And then we didn’t have it.

And then we got it.

Lice in East Cobb.

Yes, oh yes. It freaks you out. I couldn’t handle it really. It’s not as if I had time on my schedule for this. I am a busy mom. And I realized it was going around. A young person had been in my home who had it and took a nap on my bed. So yes, I probably had it. Of course the moment I heard about it, my subconscious started tickling my scalp. I was obsessed. I was sure I had it.

So I got my head checked at Lice Removal Specialists, The Last Strand (they are trained in the Shepherd Institute for Lice Treatment method).

It took close to an hour. She went piece by piece through my hair.

RELIEF, I didn’t have it.  Checked my daughter, RELIEF, she didn’t have it.

So I went home. Kept itching, sure I had it. No, I didn’t. Had my sister check me. No, I didn’t.  Talked with a friend, her kids had gotten it the month before and she was convinced she had it, but she never did. Maybe it’s maternal? Maybe it’s psychological? Either way I was obsessed.

And then it started swirling, it seemed to go from family to family. (Note I am itching while writing this, even though currently, I don’t have it…Are you itching yet?)

Freakishly I started getting dandruff and keep thinking I have it. I even buy chemically laden box from the drugstore to treat. And then I read the directions.

I started crying.

Oh my goodness. I don’t have time for this (apply lotion, do full comb through, wash hair, apply gel, do full comb through again, use bobby pins to separate hair, longer hair needs several boxes, then additional boxes for required follow up treatment in 5-7 days…like I said, I started crying, “I don’t have time for this”).

So I get rechecked from the Lice Specialists East Cobb, The Last Strand.

Nada.

Don’t have it, nope, just good ol American dandruff.

Two weeks go by. Other people around my circle are getting it and getting treated.

And then we were at church. And well, it was going around our little circle of friends who kids play together. My friend looked at my daughter with her hair loose at church, “why doesn’t she have a ponytail in hair, since it’s going around?”.

And then a week later  I realize my daughter finally got it.

Of course, she never scratches.

Just me.

We nailed down the timeline. We were with friends.

So we get her treated.

It takes several hours with The Last Strand. Karen moved piece by piece through her hair examining every strand. She found a couple nits and 4 nymphs. She combs her out.

She gives my easy to follow homework (much better than the lying internet;), I follow through.

After the 3rd day, she is clear.

But considering how easy it is to catch, she will be going to church and public spaces with ponytails in her hair and will be getting checked by mommy frequently until this storm passes.

Because, who has time for lice?

I don’t and that is why I am glad there is alternative.

And who wants all those drugstore chemicals which only have a 20-30% effective rate?

No thanks, I will take 90-95% success rate of a manual comb-out. And a comb out by an expert thank you.

Because honestly everything looks like lice to me. Especially dirt, fuzz and dry skin.

Are you itching yet?

Call a professional or a experienced mom if you suspect your little one has lice. Or see a professional lice remover.

Churches, gyms and schools. Anywhere there are kids. There is probably lice. It’s non discriminatory, it’s strikes all socio economic backgrounds. So don’t think because you buy your kids organic non PCB’s  shampoo from a salon you are immune. It’s worth checking especially if your school has sent home a note about it.

Because no one wants to be Typhoid Mary or Lice Plague Paula.

Search for local lice removal experts online or if you are in Marietta/East Cobb, try The Last Strand at  404-513-6903

 

 

 

Note I received some services at a reduced rate. However all opinions are 100% ZombieMommy.

 

Make Your Vacation Dreams Come True Without the Hassles

Make Your Vacation Dreams Come True Without the Hassles

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Travelling with the children can be a fun and exciting adventure. It may have lost the spontaneity it had before the kids came along, but a little preparation goes a long way when traveling with children.  It is nice to be able to get away and simultaneously spend that quality family time together that is normally so hard to come by. If you focus on being prepared, you’ll have that enjoyable and hassle free vacation you’ve been dreaming of.

 

Family Friendly Accommodations

When planning your trip select a family friendly resort. These are quite popular at most vacation destinations, including ski areas, beaches, and theme parks. Choose one that offers activities your kids will enjoy such as horseback riding or water tubing. The resorts that have an indoor waterpark onsite are terrific. When my family traveled to Oahu, I researched and booked a fantastic kid-friendly resort that was still ranked amongst the top hotels in Honolulu.  The resort becomes a vacation within itself for the entire family. Ask about supervised kids clubs where you can leave the children while you and your spouse enjoy a day excursion, time at the spa, or golfing.

 

Keep Your Regular Routine

 

Children are creatures of habit. Turning their daily schedule upside down can result in disaster. Don’t skip the regular naptimes or snacks. Even though it sounds inconvenient to leave a theme park or other tourist spot, do it.  Most parks allow you to obtain a stamp or bracelet for re-entry later on in the day.  Going back to your room for a nap will keep everyone refreshed. Don’t expect kids to hold out for a late dinner, either. Give them something light to eat at their normal dinnertime so you can keep your reservations and avoid cranky little ones.

 

Zip Lock Bags

Zip lock bags can become a parent’s best friend during vacation. Be sure to bring along a variety of shapes and sizes for any mess you may encounter. Use them to create a small first aid kit to carry with you. They also work nicely for holding a clean set of clothes. After changing, put the dirty ones back in the bag. You can pack snacks and drinks in them as well, which is extremely helpful for long road trips. The best part is that you can throw them out when you’re done.

 

Swimming Lessons

Many vacations include a trip to a pool or beach. If your children have had the benefit of swimming lessons before leaving home, everyone will feel more comfortable around the water. Look for a certified program in your area and make sure to enroll before the deadline. Also call ahead to the resorts. Ask if they supply life vests for small children and have trained lifeguards on duty.

 

DVD Player

 

A portable DVD player can keep the children occupied for hours. They work wonderfully in cars and on planes.  Having a movie to focus on can help calm down an overly excited child. Try bringing along their favorite movie for transport as well as bedtime once you’ve arrived. Having something familiar to watch can be helpful when adjusting to new surroundings.

 

The above information was a guest post provided by Kendra Thornton. 

 

 

 

Adventure Landing & Shipwreck Island Jacksonville FL Water Park Coupon

Jacksonville Water Park Coupon

 

Adventure Landing & Shipwreck Island Waterpark is The Place to Play!  Stay cool in the summer at Northeast Florida’s largest water park.  Enjoy rides from mild to wild, including a Kiddie Play Area, Wave Pool and Lazy River!  Practice your putting skills on our Miniature Golf Courses, twist and turn in the Go-Karts, practice your swing inside our Batting Cages or perfect your gaming skills in our Mega Arcade.  Don’t miss our Wacky Worm Rollercoaster and Frog Hopper – rides perfect for younger kids!  And, don’t forget to stop by and feed the alligators!  Affordable family fun…so close to home.  My Readers Save $5 with http://www.jacksonvillefamilyguide.com/coupon.php?bid=11088&lid=13938&dealid=1158®ionid=312

 

Jacksonville Summer Activities Kids Water Park Coupon

 

 

Discount School Supply Sale! Attn: Homeschool or Crafty Moms!


Teacher Appreciation Week!

Save 15% on Teachers’ Favorites! Sale ends 5/14 – use code: FAVORITE

Are you itching to plan for next year homeschool moms. Well save a couple bucks and order from Discount Supply Store!

Or maybe you are afraid of your kids this summer using every single sheet of white copy paper meant for your printer from the case you bought at the store last month. Get prepared and get some crafts in chamber! Here are a couple of items I thought looked great!

 

Colorations® Air-Tight, No-Mess Paint Cups – Set of 10
Your Price: $6.69
Compare at: $11.95
You Save: $5.26 (44%)

 

 

 

 

 

Colorations® Plastic Chubby Paint Brushes – Set of 10

Your Price: $6.29
Compare at: $8.95
You Save: $2.66 (29%)

 

 

 

 

 

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