Friday, February 27, 2015

25% off ski rentals at Epic Mountain Sports! Kids Rent Free!

Skiing is something new for my family.  Typically we spend time in the snow but, not skiing.  We are looking forward to skiing at Epic Mountain Sports.

Escape the day to day and come play with Epic Mountain Sports in Winter Park, CO! We're a family owned year round outdoor sports retail rental & repair shop located in downtown Winter Park, CO with easy access to 2 family friendly ski resorts. We live work & play in Winter Park and we want you to enjoy your time here as much as we do! Our goal is to provide our customers with excellent care, and equipment at great prices that keep you coming back!

We offer ski and snowboard rentals for all ages regardless of experience level and are proud to feature the largest fleet of high performance / demo skis in the town of Winter Park with over 70 models of retail end equipment waiting for you to try! We carry clothing, helmets, gloves, and googles & more, everything you need to stay warm, look good and play hard during your time in Winter Park. We've been in the snow industry for over 20 years and are a certified snow expert by the Snow Industries of America. Our staff is highly experienced, educated & willing to go the extra mile to make sure you are safe & comfortable in your equipment so that you enjoy your time in it!

Choose Epic Mountain Sports as your Winter Park outdoor expert and let our family take care of yours! Give us a call at 970.726.2868 or book online at and like us on Facebook for insider tips & giveaway alerts!

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Freedom Friday - If You Could Live In Movie Which Movie Would It Be?

Have you watched a movie that is good that you want to just be apart of it?  The other day a friend asked the question, "If you could live in a movie which movie would it be?"

I shared this with my son and daughter.  As they gave out their answers I thought of several movies I would love to live in for a month or maybe for the rest of my life.  Here are a couple of my favorites:

  • Eat Pray Love
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Grease
  • The Note Book
  • The Big Chill
My son was insisting that he would like to live in his favorite movie, Hairspray (the remake with John Travolta).  My daughter insisted that he would not want to be stuck in that movie because, he is black and it is set during the civil rights movement.   

After that we sat going through movies for a while dissecting the ones that we thought we'd love to live in but, discovering reasons why it would not be a good idea.

This week we watched The Goldbergs and Barry and Adam Goldberg were trying to live out Ferris Bueller's Day Off.  Things did not go as planned for them but, it was definitely a good idea.  The show ended with Adam stating,  he wished he could be apart of the fantasy.  I guess that is what we all searching for, we want to be apart of the fantasy.

Which movie would you like to live in?

Happy Friday!!!
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Harlem Globetrotters Put A Smile On My Nephew's Face

The Harlem Globetrotters are known for their shenanigans and putting smiles on peoples faces.  I wish they could have shared in the priceless expression of my nephew's face as we made our way into the Staples Center.

I had no idea this would be his first time attending an event at the Staples Center, let alone a Globetrotters game.  The look on his face as we entered the building and found our seats was priceless.  Words cannot express the look on his face when the Globetrotters made their way onto the court.  

He is and has been a basketball fan but, watching the Globetrotters as opposed to a NBA game is a different ball game.  It is over the top, basketball entertainment.

The Globetrotters were in rare form, as to be expected.  They danced around, fooled around and made jokes.  Some jokes may have been a bit distasteful but, the crowd seemed to get over it.  Over the years they seem to stick with some of the same acts like bringing a child or two out from what seems to be the VIP section to learn Globetrotters skills or wish them happy birthday.  They also will bring what seems to be an unsuspecting woman to the center court.  Which is usually a celebrity.  Last year it was Heidi Klum. This year it was Mel B.  Then they play a practical joke on her by gifting her with her own purse.  There is definitely much entertainment.  My nephew and son could not contain themselves.  They enjoyed the entertainment and the game.  They were so into the game it seemed as though they were legitimately nervous about the Globetrotters potential loss.

Throughout the the course of the game the Globetrotters were loosing until the last few seconds.  When it was discovered the referee was not a good ref.  He was then immediately withdrawn from his reffing duties.  As soon as the ref was gone the game was on.  Nevertheless, the Globetrotters won!

Cheers rang out and my boys where cheering hysterically.

The Globetrotters are definite winners in my book.  They won the game, they put a smile on my son and nephew's face.  Most of all I was able to partake in a priceless, enjoyable moment.

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Forgiving our Fathers and Mothers Review - Book Review

After reading the book description for Forgiving our Fathers and Mothers by Leslie Leyland Field, I was hoping I would be enlightened or mentally stimulated.  Unfortunately that was not the case.

As an avid book reader I do not believe in starting a book and not completing it.  However; I was unable to read this book in it's entirety.  After reading the first couple of pages I knew something was missing.  I could not pin point what it was, so I continued to read with hopes that the book would pick up or tell me something I did not already know.

The stories in the book where descent examples of what Fields had experienced herself. I am dismissing her experiences but, did not agree with her thoughts and theories. I did not find that everything she stated was Word based.

It is unfortunate that many parents and children have to mend their relationships.  I thought this book would offer some answers or solutions for the readers but, I found that I was not receiving a message that was moving or something I did not already know.  I do not consider myself to be a know it all but, I do know that while reading this book I was not receiving a powerful message.  I took very little from what I read.

After struggling through the first couple of chapters and reminding myself that I always finish reading a book, I could not do it.

Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers was not the book for me but, may be for someone else.

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PowerSkin Announces iPhone 6 Battery Case - Apple Certified

The PowerSkin iPhone 6 Battery Case could not have been introduced at a better time.  My daughter is upgrading from an iPhone 5s to an iPhone 6 and will be needing the iPhone 6 Battery Case.

PowerSkin, a leader in portable power, today announced the highly anticipated PowerSkin Spare for iPhone 6. This Apple MFi Certified rechargeable battery case is incredibly light and ultra-thin, providing needed power, expert protection and exclusive state-of the-art technologies. The company is offering a special 6-day introductory offer of $69.99 to consumers from February 26 at 12:00am (ET) to March 3 at 11:59pm (ET). Orders can be placed on, with free shipping and a 30-day guarantee.

Designed to perfectly replicate the iPhone 6, this one-piece battery case seamlessly matches the phones look and feel while keeping it protected and charged on the go. The 2200mAh battery provides up to 100% extra battery life for everything from extra talk-time to keeping everyones favorite apps and the beautiful 4.7 inch HD retina display screen running all day long.

With 10s of millions of iPhone 6's sold during the last quarter, there is tremendous consumer demand for a battery charger that can provide power on the go, combined with a compelling form factor. Beautifully crafted, the case is made of a strong, heat resistant ABS plastic and is available in matching gold, silver and space gray. NFC capable, PowerSkin Spare for iPhone 6 lets users enjoy all the conveniences of Apple Pay without interference. Consumers can continue to pay without using their wallets and stay charged at the same time.

Not all battery packs are built the same, and the PowerSkin Spare for iPhone 6 provides overcharge protection so the charger will automatically shut down once the device is at full power.  This prevents damage to the smartphone from overheating and prolongs the life of the iPhone's internal battery. Additionally, the battery will also shutdown if the temperature gets too high or a short circuit is detected.

This early-to-market battery case solution for the iPhone 6 will retail for $79.99 after the introductory promotion offer ends. 

We currently use PowerSkin products and love them.  You do not want to miss out on this deal.

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