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Thursday, June 1, 2023

Register Now for a Chance to Attend Nintendo Live 2023!

 


Now’s your chance to register* for an opportunity to receive free tickets and attend Nintendo Live 2023 in Seattle, running from Sept. 1 to Sept. 4. Just click here now to get the registration process started. Registration will be open until June 22, so don’t miss your opportunity to attend!


Nintendo Live 2023 is a new way to celebrate the games and worlds of Nintendo. The free event will feature a wide variety of different activities that attendees of all ages can participate in – even if you don’t have any gaming experience at all – with something for everyone around every corner.


Nintendo Live 2023 will be in a space featuring different areas themed to an assortment of Nintendo games with various experiences and activities. Some of these activities include:


  • Nintendo Switch gameplay: Nintendo Live 2023 will feature gameplay from a wide variety of Nintendo Switch games, including The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the KingdomKirby and the Forgotten LandMario Kart 8 DeluxePikmin 4 and more. You can also put your Mario skills to the test and participate in the “Mario Dojo,” a fast and frantic challenge over three rounds of three different Mario games! There will even be a Nintendo Switch Online Classics Zone with classic games in an area that will make you feel like you stepped directly into the ’80s.
  • Meet & greets: Nintendo Live 2023 will definitely not be short on superstars. Characters like Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Kirby and other familiar faces like Tom Nook, Isabelle, and K.K. Slider from the Animal Crossing games will be in attendance to meet and take photos with fans.
  • Memorable photo opportunities: Looking to capture some one-of-a-kind photos? Nintendo Live 2023 will feature photo opportunities galore! From a walkthrough of larger-than-life Kirby and the Forgotten Land and Pikmin 4 sculptures to a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate mural and an immersive experience inspired by an idyllic island getaway setting from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there will be plenty of places to snap a memorable pic and share it with friends and family on social media.
  • Live stage: In addition to the separate areas, Nintendo Live 2023 will feature a main stage where we expect to host live performances**, including daily performances of music from the Super Mario and Legend of Zelda series and a showcase of other entertainment.
  • Gaming tournaments: While Nintendo Live 2023 will feature some high-level tournaments for attendees to participate in or attend as a spectator, there will also be additional tournaments for fans with a range of skill levels. Each day will feature a different competition:
    • Sept. 1: On the first day of Nintendo Live 2023, the Super Smash Bros. Squad Strike tournament*** will be open for fans ages 13+ who want to show off their versatile skills in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game.
    • Sept. 2: The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 2023 Championships will be held on Sept. 2, with an on-site last-chance qualifier*** for those looking to race their way onto the big stage.
    • Sept. 3: On Sept. 3, the spotlight will be on the next generation of fighters with the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo+me Exhibition 2023.*** Attendees 10-16 years of age can train up their amiibo fighters and take on other entrants and their amiibo fighters to see who will win.
    • Sept. 4: Closing out the event is the Splatoon 3 2023 Championships, featuring the top qualifying teams from the upcoming Splatoon 3 Championship Qualifiers 2023 coming up June 3-4 and June 10-11.
  • Nintendo POP-UP STORE: If you travel to Nintendo Live 2023, don’t forget to leave room in your suitcase! At the event, you’ll be able to stop by the Nintendo POP-UP STORE to browse and purchase a wide variety of different merchandise.

Nintendo Live 2023 will take place from Sept. 1 through Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT every day in Arch at 705 Pike at the Seattle Convention Center. To register for a chance to attend the event, visit https://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-live/.








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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is Now Available for Nintendo Switch!

As a Boy Mom, I have some seriously exciting news! The highly anticipated release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom for the Nintendo Switch is here! Do you remember the character Link from your childhood? Well, he's back! Get ready to embark on an extraordinary adventure filled with magic, mystery, and unforgettable moments. What makes this game even more special is its family-friendly nature, ensuring that players of all ages can enjoy the captivating journey together. In today's post, I'll tell you about this whimsical game!

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom invites players into a beautifully crafted world, where they assume the role of the legendary hero, Link. This time, Link's mission is to save the kingdom from a dark force threatening its very existence. With its immersive storyline, stunning visuals, and captivating soundtrack, the game provides a truly mesmerizing experience that keeps players engaged from start to finish.

One of the best aspects of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is its appeal to families. The game offers a fantastic opportunity for parents, siblings, and children to come together and embark on an epic journey side by side. Whether you're a seasoned gamer or just starting your gaming adventure, the game's accessibility and intuitive controls make it enjoyable for everyone.

The Legend of Zelda franchise has always been known for its ability to captivate players with its compelling narratives, charming characters, and ingenious puzzles. "Tears of the Kingdom" takes these elements to new heights, delivering an experience that is both familiar and fresh. From exploring vast landscapes to uncovering hidden treasures, the game offers a perfect balance of action, exploration, and brain-teasing challenges.

Another reason why we adore The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is its family-friendly content. The game embraces a positive atmosphere, promoting teamwork, perseverance, and the triumph of good over evil. The absence of explicit violence and mature themes allows players of all ages to immerse themselves in a world where adventure and imagination take center stage.

Additionally, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom showcases the impressive capabilities of the Nintendo Switch. Whether you choose to play on the go or docked to your TV, the game delivers stunning graphics and a seamless gameplay experience. The console's innovative features, such as motion controls and HD Rumble, further enhance the immersion, making every swing of the sword or puzzle-solving moment feel incredibly satisfying.

So order dinner, put out snacks, gather your family, prepare your controllers, and get ready for an unforgettable journey in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. With its engaging story, delightful characters, and the power to bring families closer together, this game is a must-play for any Nintendo Switch owner. Let the magic of Hyrule envelop you as you embark on an adventure that will leave a lasting impression on both young and old!


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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is now available for Nintendo Switch at the Nintendo Store here! You'll also find it at stores nationwide!


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Friday, May 26, 2023

(Hot Deal!) Create Happy Childhood Memories with the Chuck E. Cheese Summer Fun Pass!

 

Summer has finally arrived! It's time to plan exciting activities to keep your children entertained during the break. Luckily, Chuck E. Cheese has brought back their incredible Summer of Fun deal! This fantastic offer guarantees to create whimsical childhood memories with weekly visits to Chuck E. Cheese, where kids can have an absolute blast. Not only will your children have an amazing time, but parents will also appreciate the discounted pricing and the contagious excitement radiating from their little ones. So, let's dive into the details of this fabulous deal!

To start, let's explore the different options available: the Bronze, Silver, and Gold passes. Each pass offers unique perks and benefits, ensuring a memorable summer experience for your family.


Here is a quick overview:

Weekly game time: Weekly game time is included in each pass. Every Monday, your account will be loaded with game time. This will happen for eight consecutive weeks from your date of purchase. You have the freedom to use your weekly allocation during the respective week, which runs from Monday to Sunday. What's great is that you can either visit your local Chuck E. Cheese consistently or switch things up by exploring different locations throughout the summer. If you're like me, living in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro, it's even more exciting to visit various Chuck E. Cheese locations, as each one offers its own unique atmosphere and surprises. The Bronze pass grants you 30 minutes of game time per week, the Silver pass provides 60 minutes per week, and the Gold pass offers two passes, each valid for 60 minutes of game time per week. As a mom with two children, I personally find the Gold pass to be the perfect option for us!


Birthday party discount: Each pass includes a valuable birthday party discount. The Bronze pass includes a $25 discount; the Silver pass includes a $35 discount; and the Gold pass includes a $50 discount.  Chuck E. Cheese birthday parties are always fantastic and help little ones to create happy childhood memories, so this is a nice benefit that comes with the passes!

Card activation and lanyard: When it comes to convenience, all three passes include card activation and a lanyard, making it hassle-free for you and your family to embark on your Chuck E. Cheese adventures.


However, the perks don't stop there! The Silver and Gold passes unlock even more exciting features for an enhanced experience. 

Ticket Blaster Experience: You receive one FREE Ticket Blaster Experience with a Silver or Gold pass! With either of these passes, you gain access to the thrilling Ticket Blaster Experience, where your child can enjoy a magical moment catching flying tickets. This enchanting experience is definitely one you'll want to capture on camera!


One 60-Minute Bring a Friend Pass: The Chuck E. Cheese team knows how much fun it is for little ones to play together.  The Silver and Gold passes include a free 60-minute pass for a friend to join one of your weekly visits!  It's nice that this pass works on all of the games and is for 60-minutes so that your kids are fully entertained without running out of credit before the hour is up! It's a wonderful opportunity for your children to create lasting memories with their friends.


40% Pizza Discount: Now, let's talk about food because what's a trip to Chuck E. Cheese without enjoying their delicious pizza? As a boy mom, I can't help but get excited about the 40% discount available for large and extra-large pizzas with the Silver and Gold passes. This mouthwatering deal ensures that not only will your children have a blast, but their tummies will also be satisfied with pizza goodness.


Special Pass Member Time: As if everything above wasn't enough, Silver and Gold pass members are treated to the option to visit 30-minutes before normal store opening time on two special dates—July 7th and August 4th.


Now that we've covered the exciting features of the Chuck E. Cheese Summer of Fun passes, let's explore how you can get your hands on them. Purchasing these passes is a breeze with two purchasing options: in-person at your local Chuck E. Cheese or through the user-friendly Chuck E. Cheese app. To make the most of this experience, we highly recommend downloading the free app and creating a reward account. This not only allows you to easily buy the passes but also enables you to stay updated each week, ensuring that your allocated game time is loaded seamlessly. When you arrive at the store, the QR codes are easy to scan for your game time redemption. And here's a little secret we love—the app occasionally surprises users with discounts on food or game time throughout the year, making it an added bonus to enhance your Chuck E. Cheese fun!



Personally, as a Texan, I feel like Chuck E. Cheese's Summer of Fun is the best deal around.  My kids look forward to an hour of game time each week. As a parent, I look forward to seeing them happy! I also have to admit that I enjoy peacefully sitting in the a/c with my laptop to catch up on work for an hour while they happily play! I'm also able to order kid-friendly food that they love for lunch! 


There is also a salad bar option! It's a win-win situation for me and my children! 


The experience is always nice because my children use up their energy and are in good moods after having fun! We had Chuck E. Cheese Summer of Fun Passes last year and it was nice to see my children excited and counting down until their next weekly visit! I'm grateful that the deal is back this year. The weekly visit is a whimsical part of their childhood memories!  

Of course, I have to mention the prize booth.  Your kids may redeem their tickets for prizes on any visit. If you plan to visit 8 times this summer with the Summer of Fun deal, your kids will probably win a lot of tickets. My kids have unique personalities. One splurges and spends their tickets right away. The other is a saver and wants to cash out at the end of summer. I love seeing their different personalities and their excitement about prizes!


Now, if you're wondering which pass to choose, I highly recommend the Gold Summer of Fun Pass. With two 60-minute game cards included, it's the perfect fit for both of my kids. Chuck E. Cheese has made it incredibly convenient for families with any number of children though. By mixing-and-matching the Silver and Gold passes, you can easily accommodate the number of children in your family. For instance, if you have three kids, one Silver pass will cover one child and one Gold pass will cater to two more children. If you have a family of four, the best value lies in getting two Gold passes, ensuring all four children have a delightful time. You are able to buy as many passes as you need to cover all of your children. 


In summary, there's simply no beating the Chuck E. Cheese Summer of Fun deal! The combination of weekly fun, heavily discounted pricing, and the array of incredible perks make it an absolute must-have for families. Don't miss out on this fabulous opportunity to create lasting memories and experience fun with your loved ones at Chuck E. Cheese!


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Monday, May 22, 2023

We Have the Best 2023 Pogo Pass Coupon for 50% Off! (500+ passes were purchased with our coupon codes so far!)

 


Pogo Pass is such a great deal! We have a 2023 Pogo Pass coupon for 50% off -- just visit Pogo Pass and use the coupon code DAZZLE!   Easy-peasy for an annual pass that is packed with fun!

This code is valid for every city that Pogo Pass features - Dallas/Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Kansas City, and South Central Texas!

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Make Your Teen's Birthday Party Unforgettable with These Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area Ideas!

Are you planning a birthday party for your teen in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro area? In today's post, I'll share tips for planning an exciting and memorable experience for your teen and their friends. Personally, when I read tips, I love examples that put tips to practice. Due to my love for examples, I will also share our personal experience at The Escape Game in Grapevine, TX where our teen and his friends had a thrilling birthday experience.   Let's get started!

8 Tips for Planning a Birthday Party for a Teen in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro area!

1. Choose a fun and unique activity that promotes bonding with friends - If you've followed my blog for many years, you know that I put a lot of effort into understanding childhood development and activities to help my children to grow. Now that my son is a teen, this is an important time in his development to emphasize the importance and value of friendships. Personally, we remind our son to invest in friendships with not only his closest friends, but also those that he may form friendships in during individual classes at school or other events.  That's why it's important to have a party that encourages collaboration and teamwork.  Our favorite party idea The Escape Game in Grapevine, TX offers a variety of escape rooms that will challenge your teen and their friends to work together to solve puzzles and escape in time. This will make for a great bonding experience that your teen and their friends will talk about for weeks to come!

2. Book in advance - No matter the venue, be sure to book well in advance to ensure availability and to avoid disappointment.

3. Consider a theme -  Almost every venue offers the opportunity for a theme. Since I'm weaving my personal experience into this post, I'll highlight that The Escape Game in Grapevine, TX offers different themed escape rooms, which can make the experience even more exciting and engaging for your teen and their friends. My son and his friends loved The Heist!  This room was the perfect fit for a group of curious and energetic teens!


4. Plan for food and drinks - Whether you're having the party at The Escape Game or somewhere else, make sure to plan for food and drinks that your teen and their friends will enjoy. Teens are usually hungry, especially during the growth spurt years! I assume that all of the teens will easily eat double the amount that I would eat myself!

5. Consider transportation - If your teen and their friends will be coming from different areas, consider arranging transportation to make it easier for everyone to attend. Personally, we love The Escape Game in Grapevine Mills because it's convenient for parents to drop their kids off at the party and then walk around the mall to shop or eat dinner. A few parents told us that the location was perfect!

6. Invite the right number of guests - Make sure to invite the right number of guests for the activity you have planned. The Escape Game recommends 8-12 people per room.  We booked The Heist room which holds up to 8 guests.  If you have a larger group, The Playground room holds up to 12 guests.   You'll also want to include an adult chaperone in your total count. Since they are teens, my husband chaperoned.

7. Don't forget the cake - No birthday party is complete without a cake! Teens still love cake! Make sure to order or make a cake that your teen and their friends will love. If you are at Grapevine Mills, there are two cookies stores where you may order a cookie cake in advance. It's also easy to bring your own.

8. Consider add-ons - The Escape Game offers add-ons like T-shirts, party favors, and even a private party room. These can be a great way to make the party even more special and memorable. The teens will feel special wearing their shirts to school and talking about the party!


In conclusion, planning a birthday party for a teen in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro area can be a fun and memorable experience, especially when you choose a unique activity like The Escape Game in Grapevine, TX.  Personally, we feel that teen birthday parties are helpful for their development as we encourage positive friendship and relationship skills. Parties that are collaborative and interactive are great for their development and bonding. I hope that these tips help you to organize a party where your teen and their friends have an amazing time and create memories that will last a lifetime!

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We hope that these tips help you to plan a birthday for your teen in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro!  If you want to plan the same party that we planned for my teen's birthday, visit The Escape Game in Grapevine, TX to make your reservation!

You may also share the 360 Room view and the video below as part of your invitation so that your teen and their friends know what they are up against in their escape room challenge! (They provide similar resources for the other rooms too!)



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Add Extra Fun to Your Weekend: Visit the New Crumbl Cookies Store in Hurst, TX for the Grand Opening on May 12th!



In today's post, I want to tell you to mark your calendars for the Crumbl Cookies grand opening in Hurst, TX this weekend!  Here are the details to add to your calendar:

  • What: Grand opening of Crumbl Cookies 
  • Where: 1306 W Pipeline Rd, Hurst, TX 76053
  • When: May 12th, starting at 8am
If you follow regularly, you may recall that I used to live in Logan, UT! (If you are from Logan too - Go Aggies!) We have moved several times over the years for jobs. Each location allowed us to experience new things.  One of our favorite places to live was Logan! It's a relatively small town with plenty of outdoor activities.  Even more important is that it's where Crumbl Cookies started!   Here is a photo of the first store:



Lucky for us, Crumbl Cookies expanded quickly and there are now plenty of locations in Texas.  The new location in Hurst is sure to make our little corner of the world even sweeter! Local owners, Clay Shubin, Chasen Tolbert, Jordan Sorensen, Jarod Maynes, JD Jeppson, and their crew are eager to provide Hurst with a cookie experience to remember. They can’t wait to serve delicious treats to cookie connoisseurs in Crumbl’s perfectly postable Pink Boxes. 


The store is open from 8am–10pm on weekdays and 8am–12am on Fridays and Saturdays. 


Something that we love about Crumbl Cookies is that their chefs are perfectionists who spend hours, sometimes weeks, perfecting their recipes.  Their high standards for perfection are why they've been so successful. Every cookie that I've ever tried has been perfection! (I've tried many!) 


The grand opening week menu will contain six of the 275+ weekly rotating flavors, including Crumbl's award-winning Milk Chocolate Chip. Some of Crumbl’s specialty flavors include internet favorites such as Cornbread, Cookies & Cream, S'mores, Key Lime Pie, Peppermint Bark, Caramel Popcorn, Buttermilk Pancake, Galaxy Brownie, and many more. Don’t miss the weekly flavor drops Sundays at 6pm MST on all of Crumbl’s social media accounts. Personally, my family has a funny habit of checking the Crumbl menu every Sunday evening before my kids go to bed! It's to much fun!



Customers can order in person during the first five business days of the Grand Opening. Starting Wednesday, May 17, delivery, curbside pickup, catering, and nationwide shipping will be available via the Crumbl App and online at crumblcookies.com. Customers can also enjoy a brand new feature on the Crumbl App called the Cookie Journal, to rate and track cookies, share their tasty takes with other Crumbl reviewers, and earn achievements! Download the award-winning app to start collecting Loyalty Crumbs toward free cookies today.



I hope that you will join the fun and bring your friends and family together over a box of the best cookies in the world this weekend during the grand opening celebration! Whether you gift, share, or keep the box for yourself, the cookies are still delicious. Go see what all the viral buzz is about! Your family will thank you!


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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

(Win it!) Score Savings on Superior Source Vitamins During National Women’s Health Month! #SuperiorSourceVitamins #Microlingual #InstantDissolveTablets

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own.

This Month is National Women's Health Month!  We have our own month to focus on our health and well being! When it comes to women's health, there's no doubt that vitamins and supplements are essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Women face unique health challenges, and it's essential to take care of oneself to live a long and healthy life. That's where Superior Source Vitamins comes in. They are the perfect solution for women who are looking for an easy and quick way to get their daily dose of vitamins and minerals. In today's post, I'll tell you about the Superior Source technology and clean formulas that have made me a fan of their products, share history about the company, point you to a sale at Walmart, and host a giveaway for one lucky winner to receive a bundle that contains some of my favorite vitamins!

Superior Source Vitamins use MicroLingual® – “Under the Tongue Technology” for quick absorption. This technology ensures that the vitamins dissolve instantly under the tongue, providing better absorption and delivering the necessary nutrients directly into the bloodstream. This way, women can easily take their vitamins on the go without having to swallow pills or drink water.


The convenience is great. Even better is that my body absorbs the vitamins quickly! Many other supplements that you swallow lose as much as 50% of the potency in the high acid environment of the stomach.  


Superior Source vitamins are clean, pure, and simple - the way nature intended! They don't add chemicals, preservatives, binders, excessive fillers, added sugars, or artificial colors. This is a major win for me! This trusted brand is made in the USA. Superior Source Vitamins is a very customer-centric company that has spent decades providing innovative and high quality vitamins!

This vitamin brand has been around for decades. Ron Beckenfeld, the owner of Superior Source Vitamins, has an engaging story about his father, starting the company, and his lifelong pursuit of health and fitness. Ron is a man who knows the importance of a healthy lifestyle, and he has dedicated his life to providing people with the vitamins they need to stay healthy.

He started selling vitamins out of the trunk of his car in 1964 and went on to start Continental Vitamin Company in 1969. In 1998, he started Superior Source MicroLingual® due to his concern about his father’s Parkinson’s condition. He realized that his father had problems swallowing traditional large tablets, which inspired him to find a way to help his dad and others who had similar problems. And thus, the instant-dissolving tablet was born.

Ron's concern about the additives and excessive amount of other ingredients found in conventional vitamin tablets led him to create a vitamin that was small and pure. The result is a line of clean and pure MicroLingual® instant dissolve tablets that are easy to take anywhere and absorbed quickly into the system.

As mentioned earlier, Superior Source Vitamins are trusted and made in the USA. The brand has been making quality vitamins and supplements for over 50 years, and they continue to create new products to help people reach their health and wellness goals.

Personally, my favorite Superior Source Vitamins for National Women's Health Month include:

Zinc Plus
Zinc is an essential mineral required by almost 100 enzymes for the support of multiple systems and functions in the human body. Our Zinc Plus tablets are formulated with D3, vitamin C and Elderberry.*

B12 1000 mcg
Vitamin B12 plays an important role in the body's energy production and protection of the nervous system. It also helps support cell production, brain health and energy metabolism.*

Melatonin 3G
Melatonin helps promote sleep regulation and normal sleep cycles during travel. Chamomile, included in this supplement, works together with melatonin to help promote calmness and restfulness.* 

Biotin
Biotin helps to maintain healthy blood sugar levels, promotes nail and hair strength and supports cell growth.*

Mushroom Infusion – Sleep
This powder supplement is formulated with a variety of mushrooms (Reishi, Lion’s Mane & Chaga) plus L-Theanine, 5-HTP, GABA and Melatonin that helps promote relaxation and sleep.*  

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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I hope that this post inspires you to stock up on Superior Source Vitamins for a quick and easy way to get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals. Ron's story is an inspiration. It shows that the brand cares about its customers' health and wellbeing. With the MicroLingual® technology, clean and pure ingredients, and Superior Source Vitamin deals at Walmart.com, there's never been a better time to try Superior Source Vitamins!

Win it!

One lucky winner will receive a Superior Source Vitamin 6-pack of vitamins that includes: 
  • Vitamin B12 
  • Melatonin 
  • Mushroom Infusion: Sleep 
  • Biotin. 
  • Zinc Plus
Enter using the Rafflecopter below. The winner will have 72 hours to respond to our email with their mailing address. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway  

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Visit the Superior Source Vitamins website and list of online retailers.  Follow on social media on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and Pinterest.

While we recommend taking advantage of the Superior Source Vitamins deals at Walmart.com, you'll also find Superior Source vitamins online and at stores nationwide throughout the year! Here are the lists of online retailers and the store locator to find locations near you.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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Thursday, May 11, 2023

You'll Want to See RALLY ROAD RACERS with your Family in Theaters on May 12th + Try our RALLY ROAD RACERS Sandwich!

In today's post, I'm excited to tell you about the new RALLY ROAD RACERS movie from Viva Kids that hits theaters nationwide on May 12th! I'll also share a fun meal idea to enjoy before you go to the theater - RALLY ROAD RACERS Sandwiches!  (Spoiler alert - These sub sandwiches have cucumber wheels and are almost as cute as the movie!)

Viva Kids is off to the races! The Los Angeles-based distributor will release the animated family adventure RALLY ROAD RACERS in theaters nationwide May 12!  

RALLY ROAD RACERS is a fast-paced animated comedy that reminds us that it’s not the size of the competitor that matters, it’s the size of the dream.  It's the perfect movie for families to enjoy together because it's an engaging and fast-paced movie that is so good that it goes by quickly! It also provides an opportunity to encourage your children to discuss obstacles and perseverance!

Here is the overview: Zhi, a rookie race car driver, gets the opportunity to compete against the reigning champion of the rally car circuit. With help from a former driver-turned-mechanic, Zhi must overcome treacherous terrain, rival racers, and unexpected obstacles to prove he has what it takes to be the next great racer. 

This movie was written and directed by Ross Venokur (Charming). RALLY ROAD RACERS features the voices of Jimmy O. Yang (“Silicon Valley”), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Chloe Bennet (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Lisa Lu (Crazy Rich Asians)Catherine Tate (Monster Family), and John Cleese (Trolls).

Check out the trailer below! 


Some fun discussion questions to share with your kids after the movie are:
  • When have you wanted to give up on something?
  • Give an example of when you have perservered?
  • What examples can you think of where people would probably want to give up?
  • What advice would you give to someone who wants to give up on a task?

To add to the RALLY ROAD RACERS movie fun, we have a fun DIY meal idea that kids will love!  That is, RALLY ROAD RACERS Sandwiches!  Our recipe is below. It's easy to substitute the meat with hummus or other sandwich favorites, but my boys love the combination mentioned below!


Recipe: RALLY ROAD RACERS Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 1 large sub sandwich roll
  • 2 slices of provolone cheese
  • 5 slices of your favorite lunch meat
  • 1/4 cup shredded lettuce
  • 3 slices of tomato
  • 1 cucumber (to make 4 slices to look like wheels on your sandwich)
  • 4 toothpicks
  • Optional: Print a RALLY ROAD RACERS character and tape it to a toothpick to add to the fun sandwich!

Directions
1. Build your sandwich by adding the cheese and lunchmeat to the roll. 

2. Toast your sandwich until warm and the edges of the bread look lightly toasted.

3. Adhere the 4 cucumber slices to the sandwich using toothpicks to make it look like a car!

4. Optionally: Print a RALLY ROAD RACERS Character and tape it to a toothpick to stick to the top of the sandwich and/or print a race strip to wrap around the sandwich!

5. Vroom! Enjoy immediately!



We hope that you will enjoy RALLY ROAD RACERS while it's in theaters! It's one of the best movies of he year for families to enjoy together!

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