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When we began The Review Ballerina, we created something that was a hobby of ours. It still is, my husband and I work together to bring to you wonderful reviews of products, services, and attractions that we know are awesome for the families and parents along with their beautiful children. But just as with your lives, ours has had its ups and downs.

We have had to move from a very violent large city of Texas, to a smaller town which changed a lot of how we did things. No longer did we focus on DFW (Dallas/Ft. Worth) but looked more towards Texoma! Of course, that also changes the dynamic of what we look for and what we write about because obviously... in D/FW usually if a tornado siren goes off there's three potential reasons: Hail, High Winds, or Tornadoes. In our current city? If you hear a tornado siren you just get your butt in the tub! Who cares about hail and high winds out here they will start that up and you know to run and hide! lol. Life is different, it's almost slower paced and we adore it.

My daughter has become quite the "karate kid" in the last year or so and I have definitely become of a huge fan of hers. She is actually testing for her blue belt this coming Thursday, so when we have free time at home we tend to focus on practicing kicks, punches, patterns, wresting holds, vocabulary, and more! Seeing Arnold's Martial Arts visit my daughter's school changed our lives because it's given her an outlet with her conditions, it's given her power and focus behind her struggles and gives her the opportunity to grow and become self-protective in a world that is no longer protective of each other. Needless to say by the time she's in bed I'm not in a blogging frame of mind, I'm the worn out Mama ready to fall asleep snoring on the sofa as my husband looks on smirking wondering why I didn't just go to bed!

I also would be classified as a "victim" for what I've dealt with my entire life. Murder, Kidnapping, Rape, recently multiple passings of family and friends that I hold close and dear to me. Unfortunately I can only be strong for so long before I have to step back. Every 5 years, I have to go through a struggle as I remember emotions and memories I truly want to forget and let go, but I chose to take a challenge onto myself 15 years ago to make it easier for my family. But I'm turning 35 next month, and I know that my life has made me stronger, and I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor. Does this make it harder to blog? Absolutely. I will want to write an article, or figure a new review opportunity but then I'll get overwhelmed with depression or with handling these awful memories and past experiences. But here's what I want to say to every one of my readers who has their own dark pasts: You will endure, you will survive, and you will smile and live on as you grow. Never forget you have the support of those around you, and never let go of the past completely because it truly is a part of what defines you. 

The Review Ballerina may not be around as much as I'd like it to be, but again, this is a hobby so I do step away when I must but always know that I am so grateful for every one of you! Those of you who reply to my Facebook posts, those who like my Instagram posts! The businesses who work with us, the individuals who smile with us, and please know we will never stop! We may go off the grid sometimes, but we will always return and we cannot wait to continue to be with you all! 

Elizabeth is a wife to her wonderful husband, a work at home mother to her beautiful little girl and a blogger for some time now. When she isn't spending time with her "Livvybug", or laughing with her husband, she is looking for new review opportunities and writing or singing along to classic rock and pop music!

Sparklecornia Sparkle: Unicorns of Awesomeness Hoodie Review:

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Sparklecornia is a fantastic addition to our Princess Guide!!

Every woman, man, and child out there adores sparkles. Come on, even as a man you can't help but want to see your wife, girlfriend, boyfriend, child, even niece or nephew run around with sparkles and glitter. So Sparklecornia is the perfect place to find amazing clothing, home decor, and more to make everyone's lives pretty and fun!

Today, I'll be reviewing the most awesome hoodie, in fact, it's called the "Unicorns of Awesomeness" sweatshirt, and I have to admit when I wear it I definitely feel awesome and cute!

This hoodie sweatshirt is SO comfortable, oh my gosh. Many times you get a hoodie that is kind of scratchy on the inside, or it's the same material inside and out so it's just a wonderful surprise. It's a soft material inside that keeps you warm, but doesn't make you sweat. The graphic is very bright on the blue so everyone can see it.

"Unicorns are Awesome
I am Awesome
So Therefore I am a Unicorn"

Oh heck yes this is so true isn't it? Don't you just sometimes wake up and feel so magical and feel free and wanting to smile and have fun? Well, that's what it feels to be a unicorn!

Here's a great shot to show you how big the writing is on the hoodie compared to the size of it. The font as you can see is very whimsical and I love how it stands out so well. I feel so comfortable in this hoodie as well. As you can imagine, being a plus sized girl it's hard to wear things like this where the extra material could hang and make you feel wider. But no, this hoodie shapes to you at least that's how it feels. I've had a lot of compliments on it when wearing it!

I have worn this hoodie so much already, that I've washed it and washed it and unfortunately my hard water has faded the font some. This is NO WAY the fault of Sparklecornia or their product. We live on hard well water, and there's not much we can do about that. But you can still see my design beautifully and people still love it! I put it on any time I feel I just need a bit of a sparkly lift in my life, or want to feel like a powerful unicorn in life!

You can find your own Unicorns of Awesomeness Hoodie here: Though I will say at this time I can't give a price as their website I believe is down for maintenance. Keep your eyes open though, because you can get this in blue or other colors and they make AWESOME gifts for friends, family, or even yourself when you just need something comfy!

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Elizabeth is a wife to her wonderful husband, a work at home mother to her beautiful little girl and a blogger for some time now. When she isn't spending time with her "Livvybug", or laughing with her husband, she is looking for new review opportunities and writing or singing along to classic rock and pop music!

Chewy Influencer: Castor & Pollux PRISTINE Grain-Free Grass-Fed Beef Bone Broth Dog Food Topper Review:

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Our Molly is a very happy dog. She has an incredible personality where my husband is able to give her quite the cute voice. But one thing she is that we have a hard time with? Very picky eater. She does not like to eat the same things over and over. Enter in Castor & Pollux Natural Petworks and bang! We have a fantastic product sure to help your dogs stop being picky while getting all the nutrients they need!

Medival Times Spring Break Fun!

Experience The Excitement of Medieval Times this Spring Break.  A Four-course feast awaits as you watch the pageantry and thrills of an authentic medieval tournament come to life inside the walls of the Queen’s 11th Century Style Castle.  Six armor-clad Knights of the realm compete in thrilling games on horseback as the pageant unfolds and cheers of the Queen’s noble guests fill the arena.  Skill and strength are measured in the combat.  Discover which of the Knights shall become champion.
-A hearty four-course meal prepared by Her Majesty’s master chefs
-Two hours of action packed live entertainment
-Complimentary Parking

ADULTS $38.95!
Must mention or enter code BLOG383 at time of purchase. Not valid with other discounts, offers or group rates. Restrictions may apply. Valid thru 4/30/19. Make your reservations by calling 1-888-935-6878 or visit

This Spring Break bring your kids to train to become Knights of the realm at Medieval Times!

Children will enjoy: Watching an exclusive weapons demonstration by our Knights and Weapons Master, and learning about the grueling training it takes to become a Knight. Upon completion of their training your children will be knighted by her majesty Maria Isabella in a group knighting ceremony.

Knights Training is available Friday March 8th before the 6pm show and before all 2pm shows March 11 - 15. Admission is included with purchase of each child’s ticket. Children must be between the ages of 5 and 12 to participate. Space is limited and training is available on a first come first served basis. Training is open to both boys and girls. Closed toe shoes are required to participate.

Friday, March 8th
Doors open: 4:00 pm
Knight’s Training: 5:00 pm
Show: 6:00 pm
Monday, March 11th – Friday, March 15th
Doors open: 12:00 pm
Knight’s Training: 1:00 pm
Show: 2:00 pm

To Purchase Tickets: Click here!

Elizabeth is a wife to her wonderful husband, a work at home mother to her beautiful little girl and a blogger for some time now. When she isn't spending time with her "Livvybug", or laughing with her husband, she is looking for new review opportunities and writing or singing along to classic rock and pop music!

Sashka Co. Bracelets Review:


Have you ever wanted to accessorize just right but couldn't quite figure out what to use? A clasp broke on a bracelet, or perhaps you've lost weight so it's dangling and you fear it'll catch and tear? Well Sashka has beautiful, hand crafted bracelets that are durable, gorgeous, and glimmer and sparkle in the light! With different colors, designs, themes and more you can find yourself purchasing 20 or more bracelets from this company all to stack and accessorize your outfits!