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Win Tickets to Fan Expo Dallas

Dallas Comic Con – now known as the Fan Expo Dallas is coming to town June 3 to June 5th for the 15th annual convention. We have always missed it but i’m looking forward to bringing Lennox this year. She loves comics and superheroes – so I think she is going to have a blast! Make sure to follow me on Instagram for photos!

A little about Fan Expo Dallas:

FAN EXPO DALLAS is the largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event in Texas and is quickly growing into one of the largest events in North America. It is packed with exciting, family-friendly activities and celebrity guests. The pop culture extravaganza is host to 50,000 fans at the Dallas Convention Center for the three-day annual event.

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To learn more about Fan Expo Dallas, and for schedule, tickets and more make sure to visit their website and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

** GIVEAWAY – Win 2 tickets to Fan Expo Dallas **

One of YOU will win 2 tickets to the convention! All you have to do is use the rafflecopter widget below to enter. Giveaway is open to US residents only, 18+.

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Take a ‘Brain Break’ with Nintendo DS and Yo-kai Watch + Giveaway

This post was sponsored by Nintendo as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

With our recent move and so much change going on – Lennox has had a tough transition into a new school, new friends, new house and about 10 other things, plus she’s 5! That’s a lot of change for a little 5-year-old.  Lennox spends almost all of her days at school, learning and working hard. Most of it is technology free as well. So when she gets home or on the weekend, she wants downtime just like we all do. In theory I’d love to work on extra things with her, do something educational or even get outside more – but really, she just needs a ‘brain break’ – and lets be honest – so do mom and dad! So usually that means she is free to watch some tv, play on the computer or play video games.

yokai-watch3 She recently got a “hand me down” Nintendo 3DS, so we have started looking for games that are age appropriate for her to play. Some of the games are easy to play but there are too many on-screen directions that she can’t follow. However, when we received Yo-kai Watch, it seemed like a great fit for her. There was not too much story for her to figure out and read and she could jump right into the game. She eagerly sat down and played it, with a a little help from Dad! I could hear them in the other room talking about what the Yo-Kai were doing and her character, which she created, Eleanor. Where she picked the same Eleanor, I have no idea!

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If you are unfamiliar with Yo-Kai Watch, here is a little more information: Yo-kai Watch is a Japanese video game that is just now starting in the US. Yo-kai are mischievous little creatures that inhabit the world. The player must find and befriend them to create teams and battles versus other Yo-kai. Yo-kai Watch is made exclusively for Nintendo 2DS, 3DS and 3DSXL for $39.99 wherever video games are sold. yokai-watch

** Yo-Kai Watch Giveaway **

Nintendo is giving away the game to one of my readers. All you have to do is use the rafflecopter widget below to enter by April 4, 2016.

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Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstake, per household as a part of a campaign sponsored by Influence Central and must reside in the United States

Pudding Cups & Easter Eggs

This post is sponsored by Snack Pack®. All opinions are 100% my own.

Easter is less than 2 weeks away, and so instead of dying Easter eggs at the last possible moment, as we usually do, I decided to pick up some Easter egg dye, Snack Pack® Pudding Cups and eggs this weekend, and let my daughter start decorating a little earlier this year. 

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You’re probably wondering why the pudding? What do Snack Pack® Pudding Cups and dying Easter eggs have to do with one another? Well – while Snack Pack® Pudding is an easy go-to snack for your kids, make sure to save all of the empty pudding cups because they are the perfect size for dying Easter eggs. They are especially good for those little fingers that can’t quite figure out how to use the egg dippers!

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Just add some vinegar to each of the empty Snack Pack Pudding Cups and drop in the dye tablets. Once they have dissolved you can add in more vinegar for a deeper color or water for a more pastel color. Either way, fill up the cups about 2/3’s. This will give you enough room to dip in the eggs without them spilling. 

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Once your kids have finished dying their Easter eggs the cups can just be recycled for quick clean up or saved for another use. 

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This spring, take a moment to slow down and enjoy a tasty and fun treat with the kids and then have some fun dying Easter eggs! Snack Pack® comes in a variety of flavors and offers endless mix-in opportunities the kids can help prepare. Each serving of Snack Pack® is fortified with as much calcium as an 8-ounce glass of milk,* so you can feel good about serving your kids Snack Pack®. For mix-in inspiration, visit Snack Pack® on Pinterest and Facebook.

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*All Snack Pack products contain 30% DV calcium, with the exception of Bakery Shop Lemon Meringue Pie, Lemon Pudding, and Snack Pack® Gels.