Sunday, September 4, 2016

LEGO KID FEST ~ October 7-9th, 2016 ~ MILWAUKEE #LLEGOKIDFEST

I am always looking for fun ways to spend time with my three grandchildren.  When I heard that LEGO KID FEST was coming to Milwaukee I knew we had to be there.  LEGO KIDFEST is a great way to spend quality time with kids in your life!  

LEGO KidsFest features dozens of new activities and popular favorites on 
the three-acre show floor. 
New activities for this year's visit include: 
LEGO Mindstorms 
LEGO Movie 
LEGO Disney Princess 
the Mixels
a LEGO Superheroes area 
and more. 
Once again, show-goers can enjoy the LEGO Model Museum, Race Ramps, Creation Nation, Construction Zone, LEGO DUPLO, LEGO Retail store and LEGO KidsFest Marketplace, the Big BrickPile, LEGO Ninjago and more. 
Join us for a FUN PACKED WEEKEND!!!
LEGO KidsFest tickets can be purchased at www.LEGOkidsfest.com
Tickets are $19 for the Friday and Sunday afternoon sessions, and $22 for both sessions on Saturday and the Sunday morning session.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

LEGO KID FEST IS COMING TO MILWAUKEE #LLEGOKIDFEST

The kids are super excited that 
LEGO KIDFEST 
is coming to Milwaukee.  

"We're thrilled to be returning to the Milwaukee area," said Vince Rubino, Events Manager for LEGO Systems, Inc. "We've got a host of new activities as well as some areas we know are very popular with our fans. Not only will families create some new memories at the show, they'll get another chance to flex and showcase their building skills. This event is a must for the true LEGO fan." Five sessions - all identical and 4 1/2 half hours in length - are held at each tour stop. 

New activities, popular favorites featured in interactive event running Oct. 7 - 9, 2016

The award-winning LEGO KidsFest returns to Milwaukee's Wisconsin Center from Oct. 7 - 9, 2016. Those who attended the previous show can once again expect hands-on building, creative experiences and one-of-a-kind activities. Children of all ages and builders of all skills and levels are welcome. LEGO KidsFest features dozens of new activities and popular favorites on the three-acre show floor. New activities for this year's visit include LEGO Mindstorms, LEGO Movie, LEGO Disney Princess, the Mixels, a LEGO Superheroes area and more. Once again, show-goers can enjoy the LEGO Model Museum, Race Ramps, Creation Nation, Construction Zone, LEGO DUPLO, LEGO Retail store and LEGO KidsFest Marketplace, the Big BrickPile, LEGO Ninjago and more. 

LEGO KidsFest tickets can be purchased at www.LEGOkidsfest.com. Tickets are $19 for the Friday and Sunday afternoon sessions, and $22 for both sessions on Saturday and the Sunday morning session.On tour since 2009, previous LEGO KidsFest tour stops have included major cities such as Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, San Jose, Cleveland, Richmond, Phoenix, Portland and more.


YOU CAN WIN TICKETS!!!


One of MY followers will win (2) tickets to for the opening night session on Friday, Oct 7 2016 (4-8:30pm). I encourage you to LIKE and Follow LEGOKidsFest on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram for all the latest ticketing updates as this event has been selling out in prior cities. Must be 18 to enter, 1 entry per day allowed, random drawing by USFG!

Winner will be randomly chosen by USFG on and announced on my Blog and notified via email,

Monday, August 29, 2016

#llegokidsfest~ LEGO KIDFEST is coming to MILWAUKEE


The kids are super excited that 
LEGO KIDFEST 
is coming to Milwaukee,  We have the weekend marked on our

 calendar. Caleb, Isa, and Davey are all LEGO Kids...loving to design and make their world come alive with LEGO's.

Award-winning LEGO KidsFest returns to Wisconsin

New activities, popular favorites featured in interactive event running Oct. 7 - 9, 2016The award-winning LEGO KidsFest returns to Milwaukee's Wisconsin Center from Oct. 7 - 9, 2016. Those who attended the previous show can once again expect hands-on building, creative experiences and one-of-a-kind activities. Children of all ages and builders of all skills and levels are welcome. LEGO KidsFest features dozens of new activities and popular favorites on the three-acre show floor. New activities for this year's visit include LEGO Mindstorms, LEGO Movie, LEGO Disney Princess, the Mixels, a LEGO Superheroes area and more. Once again, show-goers can enjoy the LEGO Model Museum, Race Ramps, Creation Nation, Construction Zone, LEGO DUPLO, LEGO Retail store and LEGO KidsFest Marketplace, the Big BrickPile, LEGO Ninjago and more. 

"We're thrilled to be returning to the Milwaukee area," said Vince Rubino, Events Manager for LEGO Systems, Inc. "We've got a host of new activities as well as some areas we know are very popular with our fans. Not only will families create some new memories at the show, they'll get another chance to flex and showcase their building skills. This event is a must for the true LEGO fan." Five sessions - all identical and 4 1/2 half hours in length - are held at each tour stop. 

LEGO KidsFest tickets can be purchased at www.LEGOkidsfest.com. Tickets are $19 for the Friday and Sunday afternoon sessions, and $22 for both sessions on Saturday and the Sunday morning session.On tour since 2009, previous LEGO KidsFest tour stops have included major cities such as Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, San Jose, Cleveland, Richmond, Phoenix, Portland and more.


YOU CAN WIN TICKETS!!!
One of MY followers will win (2) tickets to for the opening night session on Friday, Oct 7 2016 (4-8:30pm). I encourage you to LIKE and Follow LEGOKidsFest on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram for all the latest ticketing updates as this event has been selling out in prior cities. Must be 18 to enter, 1 entry per day allowed, random drawing by USFG!


Winner will be randomly chosen by USFG on and announced on my Blog and notified via email,



Sunday, July 17, 2016

Fun Dental Facts that May Lead to Better Hygiene

Oral hygiene is one of those things that you know is important, but it’s so hard to get your
family excited about. While a new flavor of toothpaste or cool light-up toothbrush can help get your kids to brush their teeth, you simply cannot do that every night. However, you can tap into the current trivia trend by packing a few cool facts into your cavity-fighting arsenal. As you prepare your family for their daily oral hygiene routine, use these fun dental facts to boost their interest in polishing those pearly whites.

Your Tongue is Unique
Tongues are an often-overlooked part of a person’s oral hygiene routine, but did you know that they can harbor nests of bacteria? For this reason, cleaning your tongue should be a part of your tooth brushing routine. A person’s tongue also has a unique print just like a fingerprint that is completely different from everyone else’s.

Soda Is Worse Than You Think
Although soda is notorious for being a major contributor to cavities, most people have no idea just how bad it can be for their teeth. A single serving of soda contains 10 to 12 teaspoons of sugar, and people who drink more than three glasses a day have 62% more cavities and fillings than those who abstain.

You are Short-Changing Yourself
When people are asked how long they brush their teeth, the majority says they do it for the recommended time. However, it has been shown that most people brush for a mere 30 to 45 seconds when it takes a full two minutes to effectively remove most plaque. Set a timer, pick a two-minute song or challenge the kids to a tooth brushing stand-off to make sure everyone brushes long enough to make a difference.

Our Ancestors Used Strange Oral Hygiene Products
Early humans lacked access to the soft-bristled, colorful brushes that we have today so they used to chew on twigs. Additionally, the Greeks used pumice, talc and iron rust as abrasives in their toothpaste. With that taken into consideration, the minty fresh toothpaste we have today is amazing.

Washington’s Teeth Weren’t Really Wood
Legend has it that President George Washington once sported a set of charming wooden dentures. While those were a thing, his were actually made from elephant ivory, gold, hippopotamus tusks and human teeth. Just thinking about having other people’s teeth and foreign objects in general in your mouth should get you motivated to keep yours clean!

There’s a Fancy Word for Toothache
If you want to impress your dentist, just ask them about odontalgia. This was the winning word in the 1986 National Spelling Bee, and it simply means toothache. Hopefully, you never know what that feels like from true experience, and you can keep those aches away by visiting your dentist twice a year.

We Are Born Bacteria-Free
Although dental plaque contains up to 300 different types of bacteria, newborns enter the world without a single type in their mouth. Unfortunately, habits such as cleaning pacifiers with your mouth, sharing utensils and kissing on the lips all transfer your oral bacteria to your little one. While you might not be able to resist kissing that adorable face (nor should you), limit the amount of food sharing you do to ensure that their smile stays healthy once it arrives.

Knowing a few facts such as how snails have more than 25,000 teeth can make brushing yours more interesting. Tonight, skip dessert, and instead treat your family to a few interesting facts that will stimulate their curiosity about the best ways to take care of their teeth. From the yuck factor of our ancestor’s tooth brushing habits to comparing tongue prints, sharing these facts is guaranteed to generate some big, clean and healthy smiles.

Bio -
The guest post contribution was brought to you by The Center for Dental Excellence. Dr. Stoddard (also known as the “Pocatello Dentist”) and his team are dedicated to making your visit as comfortable as possible.  

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Five Accessories to Give Your Dog Its Own (Your) Identity

Though this is a little cliché to say (OK, it’s very cliché) dogs truly are man’s best friend. Our furry love bugs greet us at the door with tail wags and kisses every day. They help to get us off to a good morning by waking us up with a little nuzzle. They get all excited and bouncy just to go for a walk with us—can that be said of even our closest human friends?

Pet Apparel & Accessories
Dogs are a breed of a different sort, and no matter their background or past, they are always ready to love you unconditionally. If you’re the type to want your dog to stand out from the pack, check out my top five doggie accessories that will give your dog its own (or your) identity

1. Petmate Microban Pet Bed
As you’ve gotten older, how important is it to you that you have a supportive mattress? Probably right up there with having Egyptian cotton sheets and a contour foam neck pillow. It’s not any different for your dog. As Spot ages, his joints and muscles (just like ours) become stiffer, and as he hits the double digits, chances are he’ll become arthritic. The Petmate Microban Pet Bed offers support in helping your dog get up on all fours easier than if he were getting up off the cold hard floor. Dogs spend an average of 12-14 hours sleeping every day. Don’t they deserve to doze in comfort?

2. Hip Doggie Reversible Puffer Vest
Even though we have hit the warm weather months, we can still prepare for fall’s cool down. If your pooch is reluctant to go outside to for his potty breaks, dress him in the stylish puffer vest. The puffer vest will help even the most stubborn of dogs see the fun in playing in the snow. Wondering if it’s really necessary to dress Skip in a vest? Pet MD says that dressing your dog in a sweater or jacket will promote their well-being because it’s getting them outside in the fresh air. This winter, accessorize with your pooch in matching puffer jackets!

3. Hide-a-Squirrel
We all like the challenge of a good puzzle, and as it would turn out, our dogs do too. Rated as one of Dog Time’s Top 10 Dog Toys, the Hide-a-Squirrel is a plush, stuffed toy featuring a hollowed-out tree filled with squeaking stuffed nut-loving squirrels. Unlike the tennis ball, the Hide-a-Squirrel requires paw-eye coordination and dexterity to search out those pesky squirrels. This toy is perfect for the hound who doesn’t get enough time outside or for the new puppy who can’t wait until they get all their shots.


4. Customized ID Tag
What takes an outfit from drab to fab? The accessories! A fantastic watch or bold statement necklace can change an outfit from business casual to night on the town. Custom pet id tags can do that for Fido too! Is your poodle the princess of the castle? A rhinestoned id tag would help “the peasants” in the neighborhood know her importance. Does your lab love to play fetch? An ID tag sporting the emblem of your athletic team will tell all the other dogs where Sparky’s allegiance lies.

5. Ruffwear Bark’n Boots Polar Trex
Shoes are a staple accessory in the fashion world and in telling passersby a little bit about our personalities. A woman in flats might say she’s serious and doesn’t care for frills. A man in clogs tells people he doesn’t care what people think. But a dog in shoes—what does a dog in shoes tell the world? A dog in shoes tells the world that as a pet owner you want to protect your pets paw pads. During a hot summer Spot’s walks are cut short because the ground is too hot. During a snowy Winter Maggie refuses to step outside because the ground is too cold. The Ruffwear Bark’n Boots protect the paws of our fur children and keeps them loving the outdoors.


It’s only natural to want to spoil our children, and our fur babies are no exception. Make sure they have what they need to lead a happy and healthy life.