Monthly Archives: January 2018

Review: Monster Jam Triple Threat Series

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This past weekend my family and I went to the Monster Jam Triple Threat Series show at the Capital One Arena in D.C. It was our first time going to a Monster Truck show, so I was a little hesitant at first but happy to report I was pleasantly surprised! It was so fun and full of energy! My husband especially enjoyed it. I guess it was about time we did something like this since we’ve dragged him around to Disney on Ice, circuses, and musicals for years now!

One thing I learned once we arrived is that you can’t bring a dslr camera inside the arena. So…unfortunately my husband got stuck with walking my camera back to the car. Good thing we drove and didn’t take Metro. And therefore, this post only contains iphone photos. But our seats were fantastic, so I was able to get some decent shots since we were so close and smack dab in the center.

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After we got the girls their $15 cotton candy and $10 french fries we took our seats and the show began with all the trucks driving around. It was extremely loud when the drivers hit the gas! Make sure to bring ear protection. I ordered noise cancelling headsets for everyone in my family ahead of time on Amazon. They do sell them there if you forget to bring your own. We even brought our 4 month old, Teddy and he was fine with the ear protection. I was a bit worried about bringing him but he was absolutely mesmerized with the show. He even took a 15 minute nap during intermission!

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Then the athletes each took a turn competing in four different competitions including speed, wheelies, donuts, and freestyle. I couldn’t believe some of the tricks they were doing. My girls were excited to see that two of the drivers were females!

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The drivers competed not only in their Monster Trucks, but they also raced with ATVs and speedsters. It was fun watching the races and the crowd really got into them!

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We will definitely go back to this show again! It was so entertaining and a great family activity. I think Teddy will especially love this in a couple years! If you missed the show in DC, you can catch it in Baltimore at the Royal Farms Arena February 16-18.

Disclosure: I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events. Even though I receive these benefits, I always give an opinion that is 100% mine.



Something to Smile About!

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My third baby (Teddy) was born at the end of September and he has brought so much love and joy to my family! He is a super happy baby and I can’t help but smile when I look at him. He has completed our family in every way. But adding another child to our crew has definitely not been easy! In fact, it has been extremely challenging in many ways. I’m just having to figure out how to prioritize, balance, and do things a bit differently now that my life is even more crazy busy.

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One thing that is especially hard is making time for myself. But I’ve realized that I can be the best mother to my kids if I make sure to fill up my own tank. So, I try to get to the gym at least a few times a week, get a mani-pedi or massage every now and then, and most recently I made time to whiten my teeth. When I was pregnant with Teddy, I started to feel like my teeth needed brightening after years of running on coffee! Now that I’m out of the newborn haze I felt like I could dedicate some time to make that happen. I am really happy with my results after using the Smile Brilliant teeth whitening system.

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The system was super easy to use! After I received the kit in the mail, I made my impressions using the paste which only took about 15 minutes. Then I placed them in the prepaid envelope and mailed them back to Smile Brilliant. The lab then created my trays using an exact model of my teeth from the impressions. Once I received the customized trays, I began the whitening process – about 45 minutes with the whitening gel followed by 20 minutes with the desensitizing gel. I completed about 10 treatments to get my pearly whites!

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Here are my teeth before:

teethbefore (1 of 1)And my teeth after:

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If you are thinking of trying Smile Brilliant but still have questions, feel free to ask me or check out these 10 facts about teeth whitening and the Smile Brilliant FAQ. You can read other people’s testimonials too.

GIVEAWAY!!! I’d love for one of you to get the chance to try Smile Brilliant for free! So I’m giving away a kit to one lucky reader! Enter here for your chance to win. And if you simply can’t wait, use this code capitolmomma15 for $15 off your kit. You can order one here.

*Giveaway is open for two weeks. You MUST enter through the link to be counted.  Giveaway is for $149 credit- and is open to USA, UK, Canada, and Australia residents.

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It’s almost Monster Jam Time!

GraveDigger17_01[1][1]Monster Jam Triple Threat Series is coming to Capital One Arena January 27-28 2018!

I am looking forward to seeing the show with my family this weekend! Although, I am honestly a bit hesitant as I have never been before so I’m not quite sure what to expect. I have heard that it is a very unique experience. Plus now that I have a baby boy, I feel like I should get acquainted with the monster trucks. In a couple years when I take him to see the show, he will think I’m the coolest mom ever!

Are you going to Monster Jam? Tickets are still available (see info below) and click here for a free activity packet you can print out for your kids. It includes a coloring page, a monster truck craft, word search, maze, story maker, and other fun games.

Capital One Arena, formerly known as Verizon Center, 601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Date and Time of Performance:

  • Saturday, January 27 @ 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 28 @ 1:00 p.m.

Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com.

The Pit Party on Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. gives fans the opportunity to get up close and personal to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers.

For more information on a Monster Jam near you, please log onto MonsterJam.com or follow us via our social channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.



Disney On Ice Presents Frozen + Ticket Giveaway!

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DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS FROZEN IS COMING TO WASHINGTON, D.C., FEBRUARY 14-19!

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GIVEAWAY!!! I have a family 4-pack of tickets to give away for the 7:30pm show on Wednesday, February 14th at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post. I will draw and notify a winner on Tuesday, January 30th. Good luck!

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen!  The heartwarming, Academy Award®-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including “Let It Go.” Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all!

Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Frozen is performing at Capital One Arena, formerly known as Verizon Center, from February 14 to 19.

Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with special guest appearances by your most beloved Disney Princesses and characters from favorites like Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship will leave your family with memories to last a lifetime.

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Capital One Arena, formerly known as Verizon Center, 601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Date and Time of Performance:  

  • Wednesday, February 14th @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 15th @ 10:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, February 16th @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 17th @ 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 18th @ 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, February 19th @ 12:30 p.m.

                Tickets start at:                                  $20

To order tickets by phone:            1-800-745-3000

To order tickets online:                  www.ticketmaster.com

*Ticket pricing is subject to change based on market demand.

To discover more about Disney On Ice, go to www.disneyonice.com, or visit us on Facebook and YouTube.



Monster Jam Triple Threat Series + Ticket GIVEAWAY!

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MONSTER JAM® TRIPLE THREAT SERIES IS COMING TO WASHINGTON, D.C., JANUARY 27-28!

unnamedGIVEAWAY!!! I have a family 4-pack of tickets to give away for the 1:00pm show on Saturday, January 27th at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post. I will draw and notify a winner on Sunday, January 14th. Good luck!

Unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable, Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series takes center stage in the world’s most iconic venues like Capital One Arena, formerly known as Verizon Center, sporting meticulously manicured dirt tracks created with the sole purpose of pushing these perfectly engineered, larger-than-life trucks to the limit. Featuring the eight most intense athletes of Monster Jam, Washington, D.C. fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor using customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks. These world-class athletes vying to be the Washington, D.C. champion are:

  • Wonder Woman
  • Grave Digger
  • Blue Thunder
  • Max D
  • El Toro Loco
  • Zombie
  • Monster Mutt Rottweiler
  • Megalodon

*Trucks/drivers subject to change.

Washington, D.C.
Capital One Arena, formerly known as Verizon Center, 601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Date and Time of Performance:

  • Saturday, January 27 @ 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 28 @ 1:00 p.m.

Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com.

The Pit Party on Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. gives fans the opportunity to get up close and personal to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers.

For more information on a Monster Jam near you, please log onto MonsterJam.com or follow us via our social channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.



Peter Rabbit Movie – In Theaters February 9th!

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Peter Rabbit is a classic childhood favorite and I’ve enjoyed reading the stories to my girls so we were super excited when we found out it would soon be a movie!  With more than 150 million copies of the Peter Rabbit series sold worldwide, it is sure to be a hit on the big screen. My girls and I can’t wait to go see it! In theaters February 9th.

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