Friday, May 22, 2015

Bending it Like Beckham With British Soccer Camps #britishsoccercamp #challengersports

My son has always tried many sports and this year he decided he wants to play soccer.  To ensure this is the sport for him,  I enrolled him British Soccer Camps, so he could get a better feel for the sport.

Finding a camp close to my home was very easy.  When I went to the British Soccer Camp site and typed in my address many camp locations popped up for different times of the year.  I was fortunate enough to find a camp less than 10 miles from my house and it worked well with my schedule.

On the first day he arrived he did not know any technique.  He even wore his shin guards over his socks.  I thought something looked wrong because, my daughter did not wear her guards like that when she played.  He went there with a desire to learn and to meet new kids.

The camp was for one week and I was definitely interested in hearing his thoughts each day.

He had two great coaches that had awesome personalities and to my novice eye they had awesome soccer skills.  I did not ask them, but some of the kids along with my son said these two had participated in the Olympics.  If so, that explains a lot.  I never got around to asking.  When it was time for drop off or pick up it seemed all of the parents were bidding for their attention. These guys were awesome!  Although, asking them if they had participated in the Olympics seemed important it was not as important as seeing the smile on my sons face and watching him handle the ball when we returned home.  Soccer camp was impacting him daily.

On the second day the kids were given a t-shirt and soccer ball.  My son so excited.  He wore his shirt to camp the next day only to discover he was the only camper wearing the shirt.  He did not care he was proud.  He was having an amazing time.  He enjoyed it so much he did not want the last day to come.  He had met new kids and was learning many skills and techniques.  He enjoyed it so much he knew that soccer would be his Fall sport this coming Fall.

As I drove him to camp on the last day my son was sad that the day had finally come.  When I picked him up he had a huge smile on his face.  He had received a certificate of achievement.  His coaches told me that he excelled.  He learned to kick, handle the ball properly and learned a couple of cool tricks.  Some the kids had played soccer before, but being in this camp allowed him to challenge himself.  As we made our to our car my son and the other children said their goodbyes.  He had met some knew fun kids and had an awesome camp experience.

Since camp has ended we have purchased more soccer shoes and are looking forward to him playing soccer in the Fall.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Here's a Spartan Race Memorial Day Discount Code #spartanrace #discountcode

Hey Spartans!!!   Spartan Race is releasing a limited discount code, MEMORIAL, that will give up to $40 off of race registration.

This is an awesome deal.  Hurry over and get your discount.  There are some amazing things going on with Spartan this year.  My daughter and I heard about the Friday Night Hurricane Heat at Castaic on December 4th.  Looks like we will be participating in the Hurricane Heat.  We have become true Spartans. What about you?  AROO!!!

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I am Looking Forward to Attending the Better Future Moms Ceremony #betterfuturemoms #gotmilk #officialgotmilk

Our moms share how they create memorable moments with their kids. Share your stories and nominate a #BetterFutureMom in your community— winners will be honored at an exclusive awards ceremony in Los Angeles! Visit for more info.

Here I am, along with Daily Baez, Melissa Burton and Ericka Sanchez sharing how we create memorable moments with my kids. Share your stories and nominate a #BetterFutureMom in your community— winners will be honored at an exclusive awards ceremony in Los Angeles! Visit for more info.

Ever since my son and daughter saw me in the first Better Future Moms video, they have been telling me they are so proud of me.  They could not have been more excited when I told them we would be attending the Better Future Mom awards ceremony.

Am looking forward to meeting these moms and hearing their stories.  I am proud to be apart of this campaign.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

I am Trying Something New This Summer With Powell and Mahoney Margarita Mixers #powellandmahoney #margaritas #summerdrinks

I am not the person that normally drinks.  Last Friday, I had a guest over and decided to whip out my bottle of Powell and Mahoney Mango Passion Fruit Margarita mixer.  Very impressive huh?

I normally do not do this but I allowed myself to be pressured into drinking.  After listening to them say it was good and for some reason watching them drink it made it seem like it would really taste good.  In the back of my mind I kept thinking Mango Passion Fruit just may taste good.  I finally gave in  all the while making sure they did not add too much tequila.  Wow! It did taste good.   It got me in the mood for summer.  It was fruity, sweet and tropical.  It was definitely something new and different for me.

I was actually saving this for the summer, but hey Summer is literally right around the corner, so why not.  Drinking this has been a jump start to our Summer and a great ending to Spring.  My family has plans to entertain quit a bit this summer and I will be offering my guest Powell and Mahoney.

We did not drink the entire bottle of the mixer.  We were able to use the twist top on the bottle and place it in refrigerator until we get together again (next weekend!!!)  I am just kidding.  I do not know when, but I am sure we will be making margaritas.

I have not tried any of the other flavors, but I am sure I will in due time.

The mixers retail for $7.99 and they're sold nationwide at specialty grocery stores; Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Wegmans, just to name a few. They also just received nationwide distribution at Target stores. 

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Enter For a Chance To Win Vintage Star Wars Movie Posters and $200 #CerealWars #starwarsday

Attention Star Wars and cereal fans alike! General Mills and Star Wars recently teamed up to bring fans more of what they love by offering exclusive vintage movie posters in every specially marked box of General Mills cereal!

Now, you can enter for the chance to win all six timeless posters and $200 by submitting an entry to the #CerealWars Tumblr Sweepstakes. It’s easy to enter! Take a picture with your favorite participating Big G cereal box in-store and submit it here.  Good luck and may the force be with you.

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