Saturday, February 17, 2018

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Star Wars MINILAND Grand Opening

We love going to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston!  It is a ton of fun for the whole family.  What I love is that they are constantly changing things up.  We were lucky enough to go to the grand opening of the Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones MINILAND!
The event started with a ribbon cutting for this new area.  It is replacing the Ninjago area.  There were lots of members of the 501st, a local Star Wars fan group for picture opportunities.
Lauren and her friend were having a great time meeting Star Wars characters.
The force is strong with Lauren!
We then got to enter the new exhibit which has the First Battle of Geonosis in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Each display will recreate favorite scenes in Star Wars™ Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Fans will marvel at the replicas of a Gladiator-style battle between Jedi and Geonosians on Geonosis, Jango Fett Clones lining up on Kamino, Jango Fett battling Anakin Skywalker featuring Slave Ship 1 and Boba Fett, plus many more.  Here is a preview!
It is amazing the detail and how many pieces are used to build these depictions.
I was almost forgetting these are all made of LEGOs.
Yoda was watching over us. 
I also love the MINILAND when you enter, and you can spot some Star Wars favorites there too.  Make sure to look closely.
I love that they always customize this area.  At Halloween they had Halloween costumed characters throughout MINILAND.  Check out how Boston has changed. 
I love this area so much.  It is so beautiful as it changes from day to night.
Evan loves making and racing cars.  He spent so much time in this area. 
There are also two rides and a 3D theater.  They cycle through different short movies.
The girls being silly.
There is also a play climbing area that the girls had a fun time in.
Definitely take a trip to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston this school vacation week!
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston will have special vacation week hours Feb 18-Feb 26, Sunday-Thursday, 9 am- 7 pm, Friday and Saturday, 9 am- 8 pm. Advance tickets are suggested to guarantee admission and can be purchased online at
Disclosure: I was provided with tickets for my family to experience LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Boston Celtics Family Fun

The Boston Celtics are giving us a very exciting season and my son Evan loves to watch them.  Evan loves basketball and is even playing in a Tournament with an All Star Team he was picked for from our town.  I knew he would be thrilled to go to a game.
It was a really great game and the Celtics won!  It is a great family friendly environment too.  The kids had a blast!
The Celtics have been doing great lately and I am also impressed with all of the cool things they are doing for fun with families.  Evan got to attend a Jr. Celtics Clinic at the TD Garden recently and loved it!  I wrote about his experience here.
They also have Boston Celtics Family Packs which is an awesome and affordable way to take the kids to the game!  Unfortunately they are sold out for this season but keep an eye out here for next year.  The Family Pack includes: 4 balcony tickets, 2 Club Green Kids gifts, Meet and Greet with Lucky and a $20 credit towards concessions or merchandise at TD Garden.
If you tag your pictures on Instagram and Twitter with #LetsGoCeltics you can get on to the jumbo tron.  There is so much excitement and fun during basketball games. 
Kids can also register for Club Green Kids which has lots of great perks:
Disclosure:  I was provided with four tickets to the game for promotional purposes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show Information and BOGO

Who doesn't love summer fun out on the water? Get a taste of summer now by heading to the 2018 Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show which drops anchor at the Boston Convention Center, February 10th -18th. There is so much to do and the family will have a ton of fun. Read on to learn what they have to offer and a buy one get one free deal!
Honestly I had not heard much about the Boat Show before but now that I see all there is to do it sounds like a lot of fun!  The New England Boat Show is an interactive, educational, immersive and entertaining experience attracts more than 50,000 marine enthusiasts of all ages and lifestyles. 
With something for every budget and level of interest the Show will feature 600 boats, 250 exhibitors and the best deals of the year for New Englanders prepping for another glorious summer on the water.
 The 2018 Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show is Saturday, February 10 through Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210) 
Hours: Saturday, February 10: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday, February 11: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Monday - Friday, February 12-16: 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM Saturday, February 17: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday, February 18: 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tickets: $16 for adults; FREE for children 12 and under (when accompanied by an adult) 
My Readers can Buy One Ticket and get one free by purchasing tickets here:
Use promo code “BOATGO”
Highlights include:
NEW! Progressive® Boat Club: Attendees can take the helm at Progressive’s NEW Oculus Rift virtual reality experience, putting themselves at the helm of a virtual boat race, navigating simulated waters, all while trying to beat the clock. For those looking to improve their nautical know-how the Annapolis School of Seamanship will be on deck with an array of hands-on boating courses and visitors can master docking skills at the docking pool with remote control model boats. Plus, exhausted attendees can relax, talk to Progressive experts, get a free quote and win prizes in Progressive Boat Club’s lounge area.
NEW! Touch-a-Boat Tour: An up-close opportunity for kids of all ages to explore an array of vessels, talk with captains, snap a pic at the helm and learn the ropes of life on the high seas. Kids get their very own boat show passport to collect stamps at 10 boat stops around the Show. That sounds super fun!
Climb aboard a real United States Coast Guard Boat, plus a variety of recreational boats from pontoons to cruisers and more! 
Hop on “Salt”, the life-size whale, a 40’ life-size inflatable Humpback whale to learn about safe boating around whales.
Build a toy boat to bring home as a nautical souvenir. 
NEW! Boating Career Day – The first official Marine Innovation and Career Day takes place on Monday 2/12 to highlight the importance of the marine industry in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Marine Trade Association and other industry leaders will address the next generation of students considering a career in recreational boating. In the Bay State alone, the recreational boating industry has an economic impact of $2.1 billion, with more than 140k registered boaters, boasting approximately 11k marine jobs and totaling more than $317 million in boat sales in 2016.
NEW! Gone Fishing – Goose Hummock Shops will be offering top-notch fishing seminars and kayak demos in two giant, brand new fiberglass water tanks, attendees can test lures, rods and reels, plus the latest kayaks.
Climb Aboard: Hundreds of the latest boat models under one roof for attendees to browse, board and buy for every lifestyle and budget ranging from luxury cruisers and sport fishers to center consoles and pontoon boats, plus marine accessories and much more. 
Dozens of boating seminars: With a special emphasis on fishing tips and advice on sailing and boating topics. 
Learn to Do It Yourself: Step into Fred’s Shed, an interactive garage with experts teaching the art of boat maintenance and repair.
Discover Boating Center: Unbiased information and affordable boats - some can even be financed for less than $250 per month!
Pets on Board Contest: Share your favorite photo of your pet living the boating life to win a pet life jacket! There are 3 ways to enter– Bring the photo to the Show, tag #petsonboard and #neboatshow on Instagram or Twitter, or post your photo as a comment on the designated Facebook post from 1/27/18.
Boston certainly is beautiful from the water.
Don't let this boat leave you at the dock! Make sure you head over to the Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show!
Disclosure: This is a compensated post on behalf of the Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show. As always all opinions are my own.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Valentine's Gifts from My Gift Stop and Giveaway for a $500 Gift Card

I feel like we are still just recovering from the holidays, but guess what Valentine's Day will be here before you know it. Don't worry though, My Gift Stop has you covered! With a beautiful array of jewelry, watches, sunglasses, bags, clocks, writing instruments and more there is plenty to shop from. Plus read on for a great giveaway they are hosting which includes a discount code for all!
Hubby hard to buy for? I know mine is and I struggle every year trying to figure out the perfect gift. Are you looking for valentine gifts for him? There are plenty of options at all price points. The watches are beautiful and very well priced. Many were discounted 100s of dollars.
I love this one. There are fancy ones and also more sports type watches including brands such as Bulova, Casio, Citizen, Invicta, Movado, Seiko and more!
I personally was excited about all the Disney watches! I love Disney so much and there is a great selection including my favorite mouse, Mickey Mouse! Does your hubby love Disney, check this out!
They have beautiful Disney watches for women too, John if you are reading, hint hint! I absolutely love these!
There are tons of fragrences for women and men too including Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Dolce and Gabanna and more.
Love this one. Isn't it gorgeous!
I am sure my husband would love this Swiss Army Knife and the price is great. What a wonderful all around tool.
There is gorgeous jewelry too with rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Plenty of options for that special person in your life. Would also be a great place to shop for Mother's Day!

Plus they are doing a giveaway for a $500 Gift Card to to one lucky winner!  Enter here.
What is wonderful also is that all other participants will receive a 10% off coupon via email good towards any products. Entry closes on Monday, February 5, 2018, at 11:59 PM EST Winner will be selected at random on Thursday, February 8, 2018. 
Get shopping! Valentine's Day will be here before you know it!

Disclosure: This is a compensated post for My Gift Stop however as always all opinions are my own.