ScotsFestival at the Queen Mary Giveaway!

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The 25th ScotsFestival is taking place at the Queen Mary in Long Beach California this February 17-18 from 9am-6pm and we are giving away 4 General Admission Passes for opening day! Food, fun, and family activities are all on the agenda with live music, dancers, and the Scottish Highland Games. If your only connection to Scotland is Braveheart than this is the perfect opportunity to get an authentic feel for the culture and the history.

So what are the Scottish Highland Games? They consist of some activities you might be familiar with and others that might sound strange. Putting the Shot is similar to what we do in track and field today, but then the Scotts start throwing the interesting stuff. The Caber Toss – a large pole, The Hammer Throw – an actual sledgehammer, The Sheaf Toss – throwing a burlap bag of straw with a pitchfork. Who doesn’t want to check that out?

After watching the athletics you might want to put yourself to the test. ScotsFestival comes complete with a sixty-foot obstacle course FEAT OF STRENGTH. No joke. You can see where you stand after competing against your peers and rising to the challenge. I am for sure going to give it a try! For the little ones there is a whole section of kids activities to enjoy so everyone can get involved in the games.

Shop for Your House – Holiday Gift Guide

Consider something new this Holiday Season, shopping for your house like it is someone on your list. Why not? Treat yourself to a nice new look in the bathroom, bedroom, or kitchen. Heck if you want to go a little further add each room to your gift giving list! These are the places you spend time every day so take a little time this holiday and embrace making each room what you want it to be and add some luxury to the every day.

Here are a few items that you might not think of as Holiday purchases, but why wouldn’t they be…

GelPro Anti-Fatigue Mat – This item is great for any number of people on your list, yourself included! You spend time standing different places in your house so do it in comfort. Whether you are thinking about this for the kitchen or even the garage, anywhere you stand to work should have an anti-fatigue mat to support you and help your back, knees, and feet. What I love about this company is how many design options there are as well as the fact that the product is made in America. Read our full review here


WIN a ZeroWater 23-Cup Dispenser

Do you consider yourself a healthy person? Maybe you take vitamins daily, eat a balanced diet of whole foods, or even buy only organic. That’s great, but you might be overlooking the biggest factor to your health: the water you drink. It’s recommended that we drink 8 glasses a day and maybe you always hit that mark, but have you ever stopped to think about what’s in the water you’re guzzling down and giving to your family?

A recent study found contaminants that can be harmful to health in tap water of every state across the country. Shocking, right? Even more so is that one in four American’s tap water is unsafe or has not been properly monitored for contaminants in accordance with federal law.

While you can’t control what’s in your tap water, you can take action to protect you and your family by buying a filter. However, it’s important to know that not all water filters are created equal. That’s why you need ZeroWater, the filter that gets more out of your water.

Holiday Gift Guide for Pets

The Holidays are here and there is a family member that we don’t want to ignore. Your pet shouldn’t feel left out of the celebration! Here are a few functional luxuries that you can add to your ‘To Buy’ list this Holiday Season.

The High 5 Dogs Clic Leash – This item is a great addition for anyone that goes out and about with their dog. We reviewed it here on Have Sippy and were impressed with the quality and innovation of this leash and their over the shoulder option for hands free walking. After writing the review I was in a restaurant and saw no less than three dogs tethered to tables and realized just how great a product this is. Read out review here.


Green Goo – Fur & Feathers Homeopathic Care – by Sierra Sage – If your pet has any issues like dry, cracked paws, cuts, scrapes, or skin irritations here is a natural option to treat them. Avoid chemicals and consider this herbal remedy. We tested it on a dog with a scrape and were really happy with the results. It does have a nice but strong scent and works like a balm so firmer than a cream you just spread on. I like the fact that it can even be used on humans, because that is the standard I want for anything going on my pet.

Zenhaven Mattress by Saatva Review

A great nights sleep every night.

Let’s face it, we all spend a lot of time asleep. Many of us wish for that time to be longer most nights, but we spend more than 2 days out of the week in bed so that bed should be the best possible match for you. Not always an easy order, and now with all of the delivery mattress companies out there it can be even more confusing. That is why I was so excited to find Zenhaven by Saatva.

I honestly wasn’t too sure what kind of bed I wanted. Traditional spring mattress, memory foam, or something more. Finding Saatva was a total bonus because they cover all of the options with their different lines. Saatva makes a super affordable coil centered mattress with organic cotton cover and a euro pillow top. Their Loom & Leaf line is eco-friendly foam with cooling gel for maximum comfort. The one I chose was something I had never even heard of which is the Zenhaven natural latex mattress. By having all of these options with one company their customer support was able to guide me through the selection process and answer all of my questions. It was a reassuring experience and truly pressure free. They made picking a mattress a dream and I could not be happier with my choice.

So here is a little bit of info incase a Latex centered mattress is new to you too. The benefits? A mattress that is naturally hypoallergenic and antimicrobial because we have all heard the stories about what unseen horrors can develop inside your bed. Healthier sleep starts at the center of this mattress and works its way out with the organic wool layer, and the organic cotton cover. Their whole operation focuses on Eco Purity in every stage of production. Sustainable harvesting, CO2 reduction, no harmful byproducts, and built eco-responsibly in America. What could be better?

#SubwaySurfers Twitter Party

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Join Bloggin Mamas as we host the #SubwaySurfers Twitter Party on December 7th, 2017 at 9pm EST/ 6pm PST! We’ll be chatting about the Subway Surfers and their new Winter Mystery Advent Calendar mini-site. Plus, there’s a chance to win prizes too!

Date: Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Time: 9pm EST / 6pm PST

Hashtag: #SubwaySurfers

Presented by: @BlogginMamas

Featuring: @SyboGames

Moderators: English– @HeLoEnterprises Spanish– @BBabushka

Co-Hosts: @EnzasBargains, @HaveSippy, @DonnaHup, @CoolChillMom, @DarciBean

About Subway Surfers & the Winter Mystery Advent Calendar

Subway Surfers is one of the most successful mobile games of its genre, being crowned the number one most downloaded game across all platforms of 2017. Each day throughout December, Subway Surfers fans can experience the fully interactive online holiday calendar which offers first-look peeks of the brand new artwork from the hugely anticipated Subway Surfers animated TV series – currently scheduled for Summer 2018. The calendar can be experienced at: The animated series will premiere summer of 2018 with 10 x 4 minute episodes, followed by a long form series of 22 minute episodes. It will give fans a chance to delve into the lore of the Subway Surfers universe as they follow the adventures of the characters they have grown to love. The TV series and calendar are based on the Subway Surfers game – a slick, exciting, endless runner where players swipe as fast as they can to dodge oncoming trains! Help Jake, Tricky & Fresh escape from the grumpy Inspector and his dog. How long can you keep surfing in this slick, exciting endless runner? Available on Google Play, Apple’s App store, Windows 10 and Amazon

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A Visit to Catalina Island

It begins with a boat ride…

Located off the coast of Southern California, Catalina Island is a vacation destination and adventure start to finish. From the beautiful vistas to the quaint town of Avalon, Catalina is worthy of its hundred plus years as a travelers’ oasis. To get to the island you have two options, boat or helicopter. Most of the islands visitors go by way of ocean travel which takes a little over an hour.

There are two major towns on the island but Avalon is by far the most popular and iconic. Much of the island is undeveloped and now home to herds of bison, wild foxes, and deer. You can even catch sight of a bald eagle if you head out on one of the nature tours of the island.

JazzTrax Festival. Hearing live music where Hollywood stars of the Golden Age partied is a thrill. Or you can catch a movie downstairs in the art deco theatre. Taking a Casino Tour to learn the building’s history is a great way to get a look at everything as well.

Another adventure on Catalina Island is the underwater activities. Swimming, scuba diving, and snorkeling are a big draw.  One option to see the abundant sea life is to get in and get wet, but certain months of the year that is less enticing than others. If you want to get up close and personal while staying dry give the Glass Bottom Boat Tour a try. You can go out and give catching your dinner a try too. The island is known for its great fishing.

High5Dogs Leash and Harness Review

Innovation from High5Dogs

There are a ton of options out there for pet owners these days when it comes to leashes and harnesses, but most of these are pretty standard. I mean a leash is a leash right? I confess that has been my belief for some time, but not any longer. High5Dogs has opened my eyes to features I never knew I was missing out on. Their leashes and harnesses have a variety of options for you and your furbaby.

High5Dogs has a two great products for dog owners on the go, their CLIC Leash and CLIC Shoulder Leash. On the most basic level these two leashes are made up of two ropes connected by a clip. If you find yourself needing both hands or at a cafe and want to hook your dog up this is unbelievably convenient and can be done one handed. It is also safer than unhooking your dog to loop the leash or tying one end up. This is a great option for anyone that frequents dog friendly eateries or has their pet with them running errands.

The CLIC shoulder leash has a segment long enough to lope around you and allow for hands free dog walking. This same easy to clip system makes it convenient to switch from hands on to hands free. I can not tell you the number of times I wish I had this option or just that the leash loop was not on my wrist and my dog pulling while I tried to carry something two handed. For anyone that has arthritis or other issues when walking their dog this is a great choice and easy to loop on and off with the center clip.