Wednesday, June 28, 2017

King of the Crawls Gooch Juice

My sons love all things water, especially fishing! They go every weekend with their Papa out to the local fishing spots here in central FL. Which living in Central FL we have plenty of fishing spots and lots of big bass, bluegills , catfish and more.

My boys are already pretty great with a fishing pole but every bit helps, which brings us to getting to try out a new product from King of the Crawls Gooch Juice. Gooch Juice is a juice scent which you spray on your fishing bait that the fish just cannot resist.  It comes in both saltwater and freshwater. 

Gooch Juice™ Natural Freshwater Fishing Scent is your go-to attractant for fishing freshwater. This special blend of Gooch Juice™ is optimized to attract fish like large and smallmouth bass, catfish, crappie, perch, trout, walleye and more. 

  • Optimized formula for freshwater fishing
  • High viscosity spray for thick coating
  • Spray on bait, or lures for rod and reel fishing
  • Crafted with natural ingredients


Comprised of natural oils and ingredients, Gooch Juice™ is the ultimate scent for attracting lobsters, crabs, and pelagic game fish. This potent formula will increase your chances with hoop netting, or rod and reel fishing in both salt and freshwater. Gooch is available in 16 Fl. oz. spray bottles and 1-gallon refill jugs.

  • High viscosity spray for thick coating
  • Spray on bait, or lures for rod and reel fishing
  • Salt, or freshwater fishing
  • Crafted with natural ingredients


The boys and their Papa were able to try out the Freshwater Gooch Juice, and well I think they made out pretty well.....don't you. We haven't had the chance to try out the Saltwater Gooch Juice but after seeing the results from the Freshwater Gooch Juice, I am sure the results will be great, I know we are excited to try it out. You can purchase Gooch Juice and other great products from King of the Crawl here

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Power Rangers Dino SuperCharge Complete Season on DVD June 27th, 2018

I am blown away how Power Rangers continues to entertain kids young and old or even those who are young at heart. I have grown up watching the tv series and enjoy watching my kids doing the same. New to DVD is the complete season of Power Rangers Dino SuperCharge which comes out June 27th, 2017.


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Catch all of the dino-charged adventures when Nickelodeon’s iconic, 23-years-running “Power Rangers” TV series returns with Power Rangers Dino SuperCharge: The Complete Season, arriving on DVD and Digital HD on June 27 from Lionsgate. The Power Rangers must battle an evil intergalactic villain in this action-packed franchise that remains one of the top-rated and longest-running children’s live-action series in TV historyIncluding four discs with over four hours of action, the Power Rangers Dino SuperCharge: The Complete Season DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.


OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
The Power Rangers continue their search for the Energems after Sledge’s defeat, but soon learn that his most dangerous prisoner, the evil Heckyl, survived! In light of this new threat, Kendall creates a powerful new Dino Charger that unlocks the Red Ranger’s T-Rex Super Charge mode! It will take every Zord, Megazord, and Dino Charger in the Power Rangers’ arsenal to finally unite all ten Energems and save the universe!

Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Undercover Tourist would like to remind you this 4th of July..........


With vacation plans settling in and the 4th of July right around the corner, you may want to consider a few ways to keep cool at the hottest attractions this summer – theme parks.



Researchers are saying that this is going to be the hottest year yet (Yup we are feeling it!!!! ). Here’s the good news – Undercover Tourist has the latest tips on how to beat the heat, just in time for your next visit. Here are a few trendy ideas to get you started:


·        Stay cool by wearing light colored clothing, applying sunscreen, wearing hats and glasses, and bringing swim wear for the family to play in the various water play areas. You would be amazed at the random splash pads which are located at places like Disney Springs, Celebration, City Walk, and more. 


·        Arrive early by allowing 30 extra minutes to deal with traffic, parking and security. Really you might wanna plan a extra hour because so much construction but always plan extra time so you do not arrived stressed. 


·        Maximize your time with a touring plan by buying tickets in advance, picking the best times to visit, fast passes, having lunch during slower times, and more. A premade trip planner can be found on the Undercover Tourist website or smart phone app. My biggest tip I give to people visiting the parks especially Disney is do the rides while the parades are going, the ride times drop from 2 hours to 30 mins or less when parades are going. 


·        Plan meals by checking out the opening and closing times of the parks multiple eateries. Several options are available for larger groups; generous portions for a respectable price. Also be sure to check the website on rules of what you can and cannot bring to the parks. Some allow for coolers and others do not, you can rent strollers, and lockers to keep your items in while visiting the parks. 

Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Scholastic's Summer of Smiles at Select Holiday Inn Locations


My kids and I have been stuck indoors most of the summer because of it being too hot or raining we were happy to find out that Scholastic and Holiday Inn teamed up to bring, #SummerofSmiles which is a great way to get kids reading, and us out of the house on a mini vacation.  We were invited to check out the event at the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites-Waterpark. But make sure to check which Holiday Inn locations are participating, on the list here before making reservations! 



With #SummerOfSmiles kids get a free Chocolate Milk Happy Hour (free at participating locations!), and a Character Meet and Greet Breakfast (breakfast charges apply).



Otis Spunkmeyer, and Fairlife Milk team up with Holiday Inn to bring Chocolate Milk Happy Hour! The kids can go to the restaurant area of select Holiday Inn Resorts and pick up their FREE chocolate milk and cookies (The Holiday Inn we were at was on Thursdays from 5-7PM but call or as when you check in what time it's at in different locations).



We checked in at about 2pm but had to get a few things for the room so we weren't really at the hotel til about 3pm. The kids wanted to swim so they headed down and we enjoyed ourselves at the pool until 5:30 the sign reads while supplies last, so we wanted to make sure we made it in time for the Chocolate Milk Happy Hour, we arrived to a well decorated table full of chocolate chip cookies, personal bottles of white or chocolate milk provided my Fairlife, crazy straws, normal straws, and even cute little cow cups. 

My kids of course all picked Chocolate milk and I went with white milk, that is right it is a event for everyone not just the kids. Wow I have never heard of or tried Fairlife milk before and needless to say it was the best ever, and my kids were already asking for more before we were gone. ( FYI, I located Fairlife milk at our local Publix) They also had a fun set up Emoji faces and other fun props for photos. Which the kids went nuts with. The cookies from Otis Spunkmeyer topped off a great evening. 

This summer, Holiday Inn hotels will offer parents and kids an unforgettable take on a classic afternoon snack. In June, select hotels will host a complimentary Chocolate Milk Happy Hour featuring indulgences both parents and kids can feel good about. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy fairlife® ultra-filtered milk, which has 50 percent more protein and 50 percent less sugar than ordinary milk - and is lactose free - and the new Delicious Essentials™ cookies from Otis Spunkmeyer®, which are made with 51 percent whole grain. Chocolate Milk Happy Hour days and times vary by location. For a list of participating Holiday Inn hotels, visit HolidayInn.com/smilesahead.



After our Chocolate Milk Happy Hour we returned to the pool, then once the pool closed we all headed to our rooms and enjoyed a night's sleep. I love the rooms at the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites-Waterpark, they had a parent room which had a single bed and tv, then the kids room which had a twin over full and tv as well as a bean bag chair which omg the kids LOVED. The bathrooms were big and had a clothes line which I used to dry our swimsuits overnight, nothing worse than getting in a wet cold swimsuit whooo fun......NOT. The room also had a pull out bed, microwave, sink and mini fridge so it was a very nice room. 



After being well rested all the kids were up and ready to go to the Character Meet and Greet. When we first arrived they had a few tables set up with crafts for the kids, there was a Clifford table which you could color Clifford, and the other was make Clifford ears. The other table was set with Geronimo maze and word search and coloring sheet. My daughters stuck with something simple and colored Clifford. 

When Clifford arrived my oldest son posed with him and the staff even gave everyone their own polaroid picture to take home. We also did the same with Geronimo. Each child attending was given a Clifford Baby Days book or Geronimo depending on age. 



There was also a table set up near the character meet and greet, that had a "Borrow a Book" sign, so you can take the book back to your room, read it and drop it back off before you go. Such a great way to get the kids reading while on vacation.

Finally, after all the fun, it was time for breakfast, and the kids had really worked up an appetite! The buffet was AMAZING. Scrambled and boiled eggs, sausage and bacon, waffles and pancakes, hot and cold cereal, breakfast burritos, donuts, muffins, bagels, fruit and yogurt...SO many choices, as you can see the kids loaded up and actually ate every bite, going back for seconds! The best part is the kids were only $3.99! Orange juice, chocolate milk, coffee, tea and sodas are all included too!

I definitely recommend checking out the Holiday Inn if you have travel plans this summer to see if you can stay at a participating location. Make sure to tag your stay with  #SummerofSmiles and @Themeparkmama. Live in FL, see below for special rates! 

These are some videos of the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites-Waterpark:


WHAT:            Florida residents can save up to 20% on stays at Holiday Inn Club Vacations® resorts in Florida. 

                        Enjoy a vacation in your home state at one of our four resort locations. Our diverse resorts offer fun for all ages, from toddlers to teenagers and beyond, with golf courses, beaches, pools, dining and entertainment. Ranging from one to four bedrooms, the spacious villas offer fully-equipped kitchens and living and dining areas, with plenty of room for everyone.

WHERE:         The discount is available at four Holiday Inn Club Vacations locations in Florida:


WHO:              Offer available to Florida residents.
HOW:              Visit the Holiday Inn Club Vacations offer page and book now!


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Loose Change from MindWare


My kids think I am made of money, so I wanted to teach them how things are not free or even cheap and that life cost a whole lot. I had got them each their own piggy bank, and they help around the home to earn money. The next issue was teaching them how to learn what each coin was worth and how it adds up to make dollars. 

I came across the game called Loose Change by MindWare. Which is a kid friendly card game that teaches kids the value of money and how it adds up or disappears. Each Player is dealt a hand of cards that includes nickels, dimes, quarters, and half dollars. The object? Be the first to have a pile of cards add up to exactly one dollar. Be careful, though. If the coin card you play breaks the bank and exceeds the value of one dollar, you go bust. 


My kids had a blast playing this game and what was even better is they were learning while playing. They all were eager to dump their piggy banks to see how many dollars they each could come up with and they even were sharing with one another to complete each other's dollars. I really love this game by MindWare which is a great company that makes other games just like this one. 


MindWare is a creator, manufacturer, and distributor of Brainy Toys for people of all ages. The diverse product line includes games, puzzles, brainteasers, arts and crafts activities, mysteries, mazes and more. MindWare's goal is to place high quality toys that teach and entertain into the hands of children and adults. Over the years, MindWare games have won many prestigious awards, including Mensa Select, Parents' Choice and the Spiel des Jahres in Germany. Founder Jeanne Voigt started MindWare in 1990 with a small retail store in the Uptown area of Minneapolis. From there, the company has evolved into the largest cataloger in its segment, mailing to consumers and educators throughout the United States. MindWare is also a web retailer and distributor, selling its MindWare line to 2,000 retailers in the US and to distributors in over 20 countries worldwide.

You can check out the whole line of MindWare products by visiting their website here. You can also find MindWare products in your local retail stores and toy stores. You can purchase Loose Change on Amazon here

Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.