Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gaylord Palms ICE presents The Nutcracker! Orlando FL

This years theme is the Nutcracker, so all the ICE is the story book coming to life in the ICE. As you enter you feel as though your apart of the story, the colors are amazing along with wow its made of ICE, the details make your jaw drop. Everyone will surely enjoy the ICE experience, wither it be the the story, art work or the joy of sharing with friends and family, its worth seeing.

Gaylord Palms supplies you with parkas which help fight the bitter cold. ICE! is kept at a frigid 6° Fahrenheit (-16° Celsius) closed-toe shoes and long pants are required. I couldn't find gloves for the older kids and they were screaming over there hands hurting, I recommend you pick up some gloves before coming because you will be sorry, but you can also purchase them at the gift shop while there.
One note about gloves though, if you have a touch screen camera/phone it will not work with gloves on! Ice requires additional purchase, parking is $18 for the day. You can purchase Ice tickets by clicking here.

ICE took us about 20 minutes to see it all, mostly because the kids were so cold so we were rushed through, but if they had been dressed appropriately (with gloves!) it would have been at most 40 minutes to truly enjoy all the works of art, along with the ice slides. All the kids LOVED the slides! We did enjoy ourselves and would recommend this as a one of a kind experience.


This year in edition to ICE you can upgrade to experience Snow Tubing which of course for everyone in FL is a big deal on its own since we never have snow. Snow Tubing is set up with different slides which they provide you a tube and you get to race one another down the slopes. Its really fun and you can add it to your ICE ticket you can purchase the combo here, which when you purchase in advance you save time and money.

If you are staying at the Gaylord Palms you can make your way into the main area which they have all decorated for Christmas and have live stage shows, we got to see the show Luminescence-featuring the Edge Efftect we loved the show and the kids were jaws dropped eyes wide watching. The show itself took 30mins, they had the drummer in the sky and  a woman doing airal arts and light effects, it was great!

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Great Gift Ideas from Best Buy! @BestBuy #HintingSeason @Xbox, @TomTomUSA and @Garmin

As most of you know, I rely on Best Buy for so much of my Holiday Shopping. With Expert Service and Unbeatable Price these top gifts are on my list this Holiday and here's why they should be on yours:
Xbox One is the place for games.
What is Xbox One?
Xbox One was built by gamers, for gamers. With the best exclusive titles (Halo, Sunset Overdrive), the biggest blockbusters (Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty) the hottest sports franchises (Madden 15, FIFA 15, NBA 2K15) and top family titles (Fantasia: Music Evolved, Just Dance 15, Skylanders) Xbox One takes gaming to a whole new level.
In addition to being a great gaming console, Xbox one connects consumers unlike any other device.  Xbox One enables access to the latest TV shows and movies through your favorite apps.  With Xbox One all of your media is at your fingertips when you want it.


JBL Charge 2- Between the twin passive radiators for deep bass, the massive 6000mAh battery and the hands-free conference speakerphone the key benefit is the Bluetooth Social Mode which allows up to three different users to take their turns to play their own playlists on a single speaker.
JBL Flip 2- Aside from the dual performance-tuned JBL drivers and a built-in bass port, the key benefit of the JBL Flip 2 is the SoundClear echo and noise cancellation combined with the state-of the art microphone system to pick up calls on the speaker.
JBL Reflect Earbud headphones-  Sweat proof ergonomic design.  With a 5 hour rechargeable battery and a reach of about 40 feet, the JBL Reflect BT’s key benefit is the design of the ergonomic eartips along with the built-in magnets which keep your buds on standby without loose cables.

Garmin and TomTom
Feauting bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling, traffic and weather updates.  Lane assist, Lifetime traffic and map updates.   Voice Recognition Technology.  
·         Garmin 52LM
o   5.0” display
o   Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates1
o   Lane assist with junction view
o   Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time
o   Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest
o   Spoken turn-by-turn directions

·         Garmin 2597LMT
o   5.0” display
o   Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates1
o   Lane assist with junction view
o   Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time
o   Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest
o   Spoken turn-by-turn directions

·        TomTom Go 50s
  • Lifetime TomTom Traffic: Drive with TomTom Traffic for the lifetime of your device
  • Lifetime Maps (US, Canada, Mexico): Always drive with the latest map
  • 3D Maps. See buildings and landmarks in stunning 3D
  • 5" touchscreen with advanced lane guidance

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free