Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Baby Shower Giveaway Event

Welcome to the Showered with All Things Baby Giveaway Event!

     Brittanie from Bargains with Brittanie will soon be welcoming her second baby boy into the world and she wants to celebrate with you! Capri + 3 has joined in her celebration with a group of bloggers to offer a spectacular giveaway that features products perfect for the new mom, dad, and baby. With $2,064 worth of prizes and 29 winners this is an amazing giveaway!
     If you are pregnant, have a baby or have a friend or family member with a baby, this is an amazing virtual baby shower event you don't want to miss!  There will be 29 winners which really ups your odds of winning.  There are so many wonderful sponsors who are giving things away to celebrate Brittanie's baby and the babies in your life.  Please share the news on your Facebook walls or email so that all the people you know with babies can enter. 

For this giveaway we have some amazing prizes and want to give a huge thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors who made this giveaway possible. Our sponsors include:

In addition to this great giveaway, you can check out the Ultimate Baby Shower Gift Guide which contains reviews of the products featured in this event.

Enter the Giveaway!

Giveaway ends August 5th at 11:59pm. It is open to United States Residents only. Winners will be chosen via All Entries Will Be Verified. Winners will be contacted via email and will have 24 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be chosen. Enter using the widget below. Good Luck! Disclosure: I did not receive compensation for participating in this event. This giveaway is sponsored by the companies mentioned above. This blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment or shipment. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Artsy Play Wednesday--Summer Crafts

     Welcome to Artsy Play Wednesday, hosted by the blogs listed above. This week,  for the second time, instead of a themed round-up, we will be featuring some creative posts from the linky last week.  The more posts you link, the more likely you will be featured. There is never a limit to how many posts you share.

     This past week, we enjoyed seeing all of the creative ideas that were shared.  We are featuring three of those fun posts this week.  If you missed them, you can click through the links and check them out.

     We really enjoyed the Brown Bear Hand Puppets from An Idea on Tuesday.  It is fun that they are made with fabric so that they will last for many hours of imaginative play.  Click through the link above to find out how to make them.

     The Embossed Tin Art from Babble Dabble do is simply gorgeous.  This would look amazing as wall art in your home or would make great gifts for friends and family.  I love the vibrant colors!  Click through the link to find out how your children can make their own embossed tin art.

     Last week, Mosswood Connections shared a fun "Winecraft" project using wine corks.  Find out how your children can make a creative sculpture using corks by clicking through the link in this paragraph.

      Now it is your turn to share your ideas.  If you link up, you are giving permission to use one photo with a link back to your post (similar to above).  It is time to inspire and be inspired.  Enjoy. 


Monday, July 21, 2014

Natural History Museum, Los Angeles-Sunshine Kids California Blog Hop

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Places to Visit with Kids in California:

Sunshine Kids Blog Hop 2014

     Summer is a great time to explore with your kids - and you don't have to travel far to do it! California has so much to offer to families. Take a great staycation this summer by visiting your local treasures! In our second annual Sunshine Kids Blog Hop, we are focusing on our favorite places to visit with kids in California. Enjoy! And be sure to add your own family-friendly California posts in our linky at the bottom. You can also check out even more California posts on our collaborative Kid Friendly California Pinterest board!

     This is the second time that Capri + 3 has been involved in the Sunshine Kids Blog Hop.  Last year, we visited Underwood Family Farms.  This year, we returned to the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.  We have been going since the Sugar Snaps were babies and it's been fun to see them grow in their understanding of what they see each year. 

     One fun way to measure growth is to have your children stand in the dinosaur footprints (or sit if they are too little) and then have them do it again each year you go so you can see the changes.  Here are the Sugar Snaps in 2012 and again in 2014.  I could get just them in the first image and then had to get the wall in the second picture because they've grown taller!

      The Natural History Museum is located at: 900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007
an the phone number is:  (213) 763-3466.  The current hours of operation are: 
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily.
The current pricing is:
  • Children under age 3:  FREE
  • California Teachers:    FREE
  • School Groups:            FREE
  • Children 3-12:             $5
  • Children 13-17:           $9
  • Seniors (62+)               $9
  • Adults:                         $12
     The dinosaur exhibit fascinates the young and old alike.  The Sugar Snaps have
enjoyed it more each year.
     After you've checked out the dinosaurs, there are many more animals to see. 
The Sugar Snaps love to gaze at the realistic portrayals of these animals in their
natural habitats. 
   It seem like most places that we take the Sugar Snaps, we have to lift them up to wash
 their hands.  Then the side of the sink cuts into their tummies while they are washing and rinsing which is uncomfortable for them.  As a result of those experiences, I was so excited by this pull down step in the restroom of the Natural History Museum.  What an ingenious invention!  I love it and wish they had one in every public restroom.

    Once we were done enjoying the exhibits indoors, we had a really nice time in the gardens outdoors.  It was nice to let the Sugar Snaps get the wiggles out before we got back in the car.  It made it a much quieter ride home!

     I love the clever bike rack pictured above.  It is attractive and functional.  You can
 easily get your money's worth by planning to spend the whole day at the Natural History Museum and grounds.  It is fun and educational!  Be sure to check out all the posts in the Blog Hop to find out great things to do in California.  Have you ever been to the Natural History Museum?  Do you have any California attractions you'd recommend?  As always, I'd love to hear from you in the comments.

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