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Mazda CX-9 got the Zoom Zoom down!

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Are you in the market for a new vehicle or maybe planning a family vacation and need the perfect family car? Have you ever thought about a Mazda

 

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Thanks to DriveShop, I had the pleasure of test driving their new Mazda CX-9 for a week in exchange for my honest opinion.

Mazda hasn’t been on my radar for awhile. Given I haven’t been behind the wheel of a Mazda since 98. When I was younger I owned a Mazda Protege.

 

 

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Now I must say Mazda has come a long way since the 90’s, and they definitely did a fantastic job on there new 2018 designs. I was mesmerized with their sleek design, Napa Leather, Moon Roof, Third Row Seating, Commander Control setup, Sound system, Smart Brake Support, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Sensors, and Highly impressed with the power the vehicle had.  

 

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I often feel as though SUV’s often struggle when you have to step on the gas, especially when you’re at the stop light or even when you’re entering the freeway and you have sped up to the flow of traffic. I was personally was amazed by the power, given the size of the vehicle. It did not affect the speed and it was able to enter the flow of traffic without me having to step all the way on the gas pedal. Giving you more Power for your buck,  thanks to Skyactiv Technology!  

 

SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY:  In every car Mazda makes, they focus on responsiveness and driving enjoyment, allowing the CX-9 to stand out from the competition with outstanding driving dynamics.  

MORE CONTROL WITH LESS EFFORT
TIMELY TORQUE
CLEANER, MORE FUEL-EFFICIENT ENGINES
ENGAGING, RESPONSIVE TRANSMISSIONS
STRONGER, LIGHTER BODY AND CHASSIS
MAKE THE BIGGEST IMPACT ON DRIVING

 

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ROOM FOR ADVENTURE: The 50/50 split third row and 60/40 split second row give you plenty of ways to make room for all your cargo and passengers. Or fold both rows down flat for up to 71.2 cubic feet of storage. Looking to keep essential items close, but out of the way? Stow them in the hidden storage in the console, center armrests and glove box, along with seatback pockets and door-panel bins.

 

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I was definitely happy with the 7-passenger SUV feature.  It had plenty of room for my family and even our guest. We needed the extra seats to pick up our guest, to attend the Monster Jam event.

 

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Luckily The Mazda Cx-9 saved the day with their 3r-row seating. My Niece was having car issues and needed a ride for her and the kids. We heard no complaints on lack or room or discomfort.  The kids definitely enjoyed the seats and I loved the Napa Leather.

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3 ROWS OF REFINED COMFORT

Even with its sleek low roofline, this stunning full-size SUV still offers more volume and more second- and third-row legroom than the Acura MDX or Toyota Highlander. Accessing the third row is simple, making it easy for kids to climb in—all without needing to remove an installed child seat.

 

Overall, I had a lot of fun driving the Mazda CX-9, it was definitely an SUV I could get used to driving on a daily basis.  Not only has Mazda proven to be a spectacular performance vehicle. It had a lot of safety features that could be beneficial to you and your loved ones. Here are a few impressive features. 

  • Smart City Brake Support

When traveling at speeds between 2- 18 mph standard Smart City Brake support helps detect objects ahead and prepares your vehicle by adjusting brake pads closer to the disc. If no action is taken, the brakes are automatically applied.

  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring

Standard Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring helps detect objects in your blind spots and alerts you with a chime and warning light in the side mirror. It also detects and warns you of fast-approaching vehicles that may enter a blind spot.

  • Smart Brake Support

When traveling at speeds above 10 mph, available Smart Brake Support helps detect objects ahead an warns you when braking is immediately necessary. If no driver action is taken, the system automatically applies the brakes. 

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My Overall favorite feature that I would depend on and use all the time is the front sensors and the backup camera.  This feature is great for parking, you do not have to worry about backing up into something or someone. I also do not have to worry about running into the garage door when parking in the driveway.  This feature will definitely help anyone who has a hard time parking. 

I highly recommend stopping by your local Mazda Dealers and test driving this wonderful SUV. 

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I Feel Pretty- Giveaway

 

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I’m pretty excited about this new movie I Feel Pretty hitting theaters this April 20th.  I caught a glimpse of the trailers on Facebook and thought it looked great.  Amy Schumer character struggles with insecurity in the beginning and it all changes with unforeseen events.  Giving her insecurity a run for its money!  I couldn’t imagine a better way to do a Mommies night out with this flick!

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Synopsis:

An ordinary woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis wakes from a fall believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence, she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed?

 

Cast:

The film stars Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski, Rory Scovel, Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps, Tom Hopper, Naomi Campbell, and Lauren Hutton.

How would you like to win a chance to see an advanced screening this April 4th? Comment below…

 “I feel pretty _______!” and fill in the blank. By telling us What makes you feel Empowered? (I feel pretty strong, brave, loved, etc.) 

Contest ends Sunday, April 1st and winners will be announced Monday, April 2nd. Good Luck!

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A Quiet Place Giveaway

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Have you seen the trailers for A Quiet Place? One scene, in particular, catches my interest. The Abbott family sits down for a silent family dinner, and they wordlessly hold hands and gesture to “say” grace before eating out of lettuce leaves with no utensils.  

a-quiet-placeThis had me thinking If they don’t use forks and knives — or even speak more than a whisper —some kind of horrible monster would rush into their home and shred them all to pieces.  

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What would you do if you had to live in that nightmare?  This literally had me thinking about what would be a good recipe to eat in silence.

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I thought this Creamy Avocado Tuna Sandwich (by: Give Recipe) would be perfect and it would keep you replenished for hours. The only utensil I would use is a manual can opener and boom.  Lunch is served.

Ingredients

2 oz Canned tuna

 

1 Avocado, ripe

1 Lemon
2 Lettuce, leaves
1 handful Parsley
 1 Salt
1 tsp Olive oil
 

 

directed by John Krasinski,

Synopsis:

Paramount Pictures describes the film, “In the modern horror thriller A Quiet Place, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threatens their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you.”

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A Quiet Place definitely looks like a Thriller with some very vivid scary moments you wouldn’t want to miss.  Where do these Aliens come from? How many are out there? How many other families are surviving in a world of silence? I just need to know if this family will survive this epidemic, considering his wife looks pregnant. What a nightmare! 

 

emily-blunt-john-krasinski-a-quiet-place-sxsw-02 How would you like to win tickets for advanced movie screening before the movie is released in theaters April 6th?  

We will be doing a Giveaway for Family 4-pack and a couple’s date night -2 seater for April 3rd

Comment below, What kind of silent food would you prepare?

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Comment on our Instagram and Facebook for more chances to win.  Good Luck.

 

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Monster Jam was a hit!

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Monster Jam 2018 was a phenomenal experience. This was my families first year attending.  I didn’t know what to expect. The only thing I ever really paid attention for Monster Jam was the toys. My son always wanted us to buy him some.  But I never knew it was an actual thing big show.  Some of the Monster Trucks competing were recognizable and so fascinating to see in person, I even found my son cheering the Gravedigger and George on.  

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The show had so many great elements, of freestyle and racing, that time just went by so fast. The best part of the show was definitely the finale.  They collaborated an awesome show with the new upcoming film Rampage and it was a spectacular 12 min show.  

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The crowd went crazy and it was definitely the highlight of the last day of Monster Jam.  We can’t wait to see what they’ll come up with for next year. 

IMG_4512 Next year we will be more prepared. Since this was our first year attending, I had no idea how loud it was going to be.  My son had a hard time on Friday, due to his inability to tolerate loud noises. We weren’t able to stay for the whole show because of it.  But Saturday’s show we came prepared.  We went to Big 5 and purchased an inexpensive noise-canceling headset for only $15.00.  Which really made a difference for my son. 

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Although we didn’t want the show to end.  It was pretty awesome seeing all the Monster Trucks driving out one last time.  It was definitely exciting to seeing all the drivers and the crowds going wild.  

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Monster Jam coming your way! (Update)

GraveDigger17_03 Monster Jam is just around the corner and it’s definitely going to be an epic experience for the family.  I am definitely excited to see all the spectacular stunts and races.  I have to admit this will be my first time attending this event. Click here to check out their full schedule. Be sure to scroll down for the bag/purse policy and construction traffic.

Friday

  • Pit Party: 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Gates Open: 4:30 pm
  • Parade: 5:00 pm
  • Showtime: 6:30 pm

Saturday

  • Pit Party: 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Gates Open: 4:30 pm
  • Parade: 5:00 pm
  • Showtime: 6:30 pm

Check out these awesome: TIPS

  • Venue Bag Policy: Please arrive early to allow ample time to enter the pit party and stadium. To provide a safer environment for our fans, Sam Boyd Stadium has implemented a clear bag policy. Please refer to Sam Boyd Stadium’s updated bag policy which can be found at the following site: www.samboydstadium.com/event-services/bag-policy
  • Construction Notice: Due to Project Neon we encourage fans to leave early as lane closures may increase travel time.  If you can avoid the US 95/I-15 interchange upon your commute to the stadium we suggest you do so. Visit ndotprojectneon.com for more up-to-date information.
  • If you have tickets but can no longer attend the Monster Jam World Finals, easily sell your tickets on the official Monster Jam World Finals-ticket exchange at PrimeSport.com.
  • If you purchased the Double Down package, don’t miss the BBQ during the Pit Party. Included as part of the Double Down package, the BBQ is open 12:30 – 3:30 pm.
  • The best time to get autographs of your favorite drivers is during Friday’s Pit Party prior to 2:00 pm. Historically, the first half of the Friday Pit Party is the quietest all week.
  • March is a busy travel month in Las Vegas, so book your flights early before costs go up.
  • Special hotel room rates are available through our host hotels. Book your rooms early to secure a room, but feel free to shop around as prices tend to fluctuate.
  • Looking to avoid the stereotypical “Las Vegas” hotel atmosphere? Look for hotels in Henderson or off Boulder Highway. There are multiple hotel options that offer family- friendly amenities, plus a shorter drive to Sam Boyd Stadium. One such option is our host hotel, Sunset Station.
  • Want the stereotypical “Las Vegas” hotel atmosphere? The Las Vegas Strip has plenty of options, including our host hotel Harrah’s.
  • Save money and avoid traffic frustrations by taking the free shuttle buses from the LINQ Promenade. The LINQ Promenade is next to Harrah’s.
  • Official Monster Jam World Finals travel packages, including tickets and hotel accommodation, are available exclusively through PrimeSport.com.
  • Planning to attend both the Friday Racing Championship and the Saturday Freestyle Championship? Get better seats and save money by purchasing the 2-Day ticket rather than individual tickets for both days.

 

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Sesame Street Pop Up Tour: F is for Friends

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Sesame Street Pop Up Tour: F is for Friends

Calling all Sesame Street Fans this coming Saturday, March 3rd at Fashion Show Mall.  Bring the family to check out a live Sesame Street performance, a meet and greet with Abby and Elmo, a library reading corner, interactive digital station, and an opportunity to take a photo with Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck.

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(The event will be open to the public from 11am-4pm with three live shows repeating throughout the day located Lower Level, Great Hall.)

 HBO and Sesame Workshop present “Sesame Street: F is for Friends,” a free mall tour inspired by the 48th season of Sesame Street. This immersive, limited-engagement tour includes a 15-minute show

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starring costumed Elmo and Abby Cadabby characters as well as stories and songs about celebrating similarities and differences between friends.

Pre-schoolers and their families will learn that while we may be different from one another, we’re alike in so many ways, too!

It doesn’t matter if you’re a monster, a fairy or a kid, we can all be friends!

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These free shows will repeat throughout the day. Families will also enjoy character meet-and-greets, digital activity stations, photo opportunities that include Cookie Monster’s new food truck, and more. Play, dance and sing along with Sesame Street……that’s what friends are for!

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My Disney on Ice experience

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It’s that time again where you can follow your heart to the Thomas and Mack Center for Disney on Ice 2018. I had the opportunity to watch the spectacular show with my family opening night.   This year the show was just as amazing as last year.  The 2018 production added some new characters to this year’s line up and kept some classic ones for the kids and adults to enjoy. 

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Just keep swimming with Dory and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they set out to find her parents.

Cheer with the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out.

Venture to wintery Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite Anna and Elsa and learn love is the most powerful magic of all.

 

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See the Disney Princesses achieve their dreams through bravery, kindness, and perseverance.

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Celebrate true friendship with The Toy Story gang.

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 I personally love how they still include those classic’s Disney characters and songs, that I once enjoyed when I was a little kid.  Which will make for a perfect movie night with my son. I was a little bummed that Moana did not make it to this years to the show.  I am crossing fingers that it will make it to next years line up.  I think it would make the show even more spectacular.  

 

 

 

 

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Overall the show was fantastic the music, songs, lights, and ice skaters made the show unforgettable.  Seeing the kids dancing and singing along was inspired my little one to let loose and have some fun.  We definitely cannot wait until next years show. 

 

 

 

1512140344-Disney_On_Ice_Follow_Your_Heart_ticketsThe show aims to make for an unforgettable night filled with memories of Mickey and his Disney friends when Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart skates into Las Vegas! Don’t let this Spectualr family show pass you on buy!  Stay tune for next years line-up.  Disney on Ice will definitely not disappoint you or the family.

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Disney On Ice presents: Follow Your Heart

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Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart is coming to the Thomas & Mack Center January 11-14.

Follow your heart straight to adventure at Disney On Ice! D30B-Facebook-1200x628-RightRail-DoryJust keep swimming with Dory and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they set out to find her parents.

 

 

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See the Disney Princesses achieve their dreams through bravery, kindness, and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with The Toy Story gang. Make unforgettable memories with Mickey and your Disney friends when Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart skates into Las Vegas!

 

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Get your tickets today at UNLVtickets, (use promo code MOMS for 20% off select seats)  and join us as we introduce Hank, Charlie, and Jenny from Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory and the Emotions from Inside Out as they make their debut at Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart.  Don’t let this spectacular and unforgettable adventure with these Disney stars pass you on by.

The adventure awaits you and your family this, 

Thursday, January 11 at 7:00 PM
Friday, January 12 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, January 13 at 11:30 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, January 14 at 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

Ticket start at $15
*Service charges and handling fees may apply. Prices do not include $3 facility fee.

We have enclosed a fun Activity packet for the kids, just click on the link below and print. The kids will definitely enjoy the activities. 

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ILUMINATE

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The Smith’s Center has got a new show for the whole family- 

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Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM

TICKET PRICES: $24 – $79

VENUE: Reynolds Hall

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It was first featured on American’s Got Talent. After its debut, it has been rising in popularity as a new hit show. If illuminate sounds familiar you may have watched it on some of your favorite shows Dancing with the stars, and Ellen. Or you may have remembered one of their spectacular performances on the American Music Awards. 

The new show features a combination of music, art and technological special effects (almost like magic). The High energy dance styles (hip-hop, latin and break-dancing) and the movement of cutting edge effect will definitely be a hit with the family especially with kids of all ages.

 

 

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Birthdays at Discovery Children’s Museum- Is A Piece Of Cake!

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Birthdays  at Discovery Children’s Museum- Is A Piece Of Cake!
Birthdays  at Discovery Children’s Museum- Is A Piece Of Cake!
Birthdays  at Discovery Children’s Museum- Is A Piece Of Cake!
Birthdays  at Discovery Children’s Museum- Is A Piece Of Cake!
Birthdays  at Discovery Children’s Museum- Is A Piece Of Cake!
Birthdays  at Discovery Children’s Museum- Is A Piece Of Cake!
Birthdays  at Discovery Children’s Museum- Is A Piece Of Cake!
Birthdays  at Discovery Children’s Museum- Is A Piece Of Cake!
Birthdays  at Discovery Children’s Museum- Is A Piece Of Cake!
Birthdays  at Discovery Children’s Museum- Is A Piece Of Cake!

 

Are you planning a Birthday Bash for your little one? Well look no further! Discovery Children’s Museum got you covered. They make sure every Birthday is less stressful for the parents and fun-tastic for the kids. Every Birthday experience at the Museum includes all-access to their nine galleries- The Summit, Fantasy Festival, Eco CityPatents Pending, Toddler Town, Water World, Solve it Mystery Town, Young At Art, and It’s Your Choice 

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BIRTHDAY EXPERIENCE PACKAGES INCLUDE:

  • Unlimited use of the museum on the day of your Birthday Experience (before or after the celebration, during business hours)
  • 1.5 hours of festivities in the party room of your choice
    Birthday cake from Freeds Bakery (1/4 sheet cake) with candles, ice cream cups and drink
  • Option of birthday gift registry through the DISCOVERY Store (museum retail store)
  • Party favors – Favor Bags (5 and up) or musical instruments (4 and under)
  • 30 minute Birthday Experience activity
    Streaming Music
  • Ongoing customized video tribute of birthday child
    Solid-color place setting of your choice
  • Complete setup and cleanup handled by the museum
    Special DISCOVERY Children’s Museum birthday t-shirt for birthday child

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AVAILABILITY:
Birthday Experiences are available during regular museum operating hours on Saturday and Sunday only. Dates and times are subject to availability; please reserve your Birthday Experience in advance.

PRICING:
Prices start at $395 for a group of up to 16 children and 16 adults. A 50% nonrefundable deposit is required. Special discounts are available for museum members. Birthday Experience prices and programming are subject to change.

ADD-ONS:

*$30 per each additional guest
*Catering through Pop-Up Pizza
*Bottled water
*Upsizing of cake
*Extra time in room

 

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Call 702-382-KIDS (5437) to make your worry-free, fun-filled and truly memorable Birthday Experience reservation* today!

*Reservations are booked on a first-come, first-served basis*