Monday, March 2, 2015

Body Glove Surge is Giving Away a $50 Body Glove Gift Card #SurgeYourSpringBreak @BodyGloveSurge

Body Glove SURGE’s new social media contest that launched today! In honor of Spring Break, Body Glove SURGE will be giving away a $50 gift card to and three FREE cartons of SURGE each week! With a prize value of more than $130, this is not a contest your readers will want to miss out on.

To enter, simply comment on Body Glove SURGE’s Facebook post with your Spring Break plans or Tweet at @BodyGloveSURGE using the hashtag #SurgeYourSpringBreak. Contestants are encouraged to tag friends on social media and must follow Body Glove SURGE on Facebook and Twitter to be eligible. A winner will be selected at random at the end of each week in March – that’s a total of 4 lucky winners!

Like many college students, my daughter will be drinking Body Glove SURGE.  I cannot wait to hear what she has to say about it.

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We Had An Awesome Time at The Awesome Playground with Bricks4Kidz @brick4kidzla @theawesomeplay @mixnmunch

Having a son has exposed me to a whole new world of Lego.  It seems Lego is far more creative and advanced than when I was a child or even when my daughter was a child.

On Valentine's Day my son and I attended a Lego Bricks4kidz  party at The Awesome Playground.   When we arrived we did not know what to expect.  Younger children were playing in the main play area.  Within minutes of our arrival my son was whisked into a smaller room where children his age were going to make a motorized dirby car.

I was concerned that my son would have trouble putting the car together.  However; the children received great assistance from the instructor.  All they had to do was follow the instructions on the tablet and when they were stuck, the instructor was available to answer any questions or guide them.

Sometimes my son has a short attention span but, when it comes to playing with Legos he will play for a while. He was definitely well engaged while building his car.  He and another child at his table helped and encouraged one another while working in silence.  This class stimulated them on several levels.  The children were interacting with one another and they were very attentive.  When they finished making their motorized cars there were many proud faces in the class.  Some of the children were hoping they could take their car home with them.  I think they were given a small Lego figure.  They seemed to be pleased with that.

Initially I thought  Bricks4kidz was set up only at The Awesome Playground but, it is not.  They are pretty much everywhere.  When speaking with owner she told me, they will travel to you.  They offer a variety of programs:

  • Enrichment Classes
  • Birthday Parties
  • Week long summer camps
  • Kidz Night Out
  • Pre school classes

I was very impressed with the owner and her staff.   They made my son and I feel comfortable and welcome.  They seemed to have a desire to teach children while they are having an enjoyable time.  They make learning fun.

After the project was complete my son was ready to eat.  There was a nice spread of goodies provided by Mix N Munch, that consisted of grilled cheese sandwiches, juice, cake, candy and many other goodies.

After we ate and mingled a bit, we made our way to the back and my son went through the soft obstacle course in the bouncer.  This was a great way to end the party.

I took my son to what I thought was going to be a Valentine's Day party with kids playing with Legos.  This was definitely more than I expected.  The Awesome Playground knows how to  throw an awesome party.  On the drive home my son said, "Mom, this is the best Valentine's Day!"

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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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