*Winner Announcement* Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort – South Padre Island Review & #Giveaway #SPI #BahnLove

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Winner:

Clarissa Lopez

Congratulations Clarissa, and thank you all for entering!

I have sent you an email and hope to hear from you within 48 hours.

Here is the link to the review post.

Here is the link to the giveaway form.

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Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort – South Padre Island Review & #Giveaway #SPI #BahnLove

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My family and I were gifted park tickets to facilitate this review. All opinions are our own. 

It’s the 15 year anniversary of the opening of the Schlitterbahn South Padre Island Waterpark! Isn’t that AWESOME!? It was built-in 2001, and this park is home to the Transportainment River system that is designed to maximize time in the water and eliminate lines. This river system connects eight attractions that feature rapids, chutes, and gentle currents. It really keeps the park continually moving along the river. Schlitterbahn truly believes that when you come to the beach, you should just be able to sit back and enjoy your tube ride while you tan.

To celebrate this 15th year Anniversary Schlitterbahn is waiving their venue fees for Quincaneras this year! Amazing right!?

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In honor of the 15th anniversary we took a trip to Schlitterbahn in South Padre Island to experience it ourselves. And lucky for us this trip landed on our sweet Sadie’s 7th Birthday. It was a surprise trip for the kids and they LOVED it!

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I have learned so much experiencing it first hand. I can’t wait to share all my tips and tricks to help you and your family have the best experience possible.

I love saving money, on everything and a trip to a water park can be pricey or you can choose to be frugal. Click here to see ticket pricing. And if you had your first day in the park and decide maybe a second is worth it-because there is so much more you want to do take advantage of the added savings! Whenever you have the receipt or the wristband, the prices are $27.99 for an adult and $22 for a child.

Get a group together to get the group rate. This requires a group of 15 or more.

Be sure to check the weather for the day you are going. Also check the park calendar (online or by calling) and make sure there is no big event happening on that day or it will be super crowded and lines will be longer than normal. Click here for dress code.

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Plan to arrive early at least 30 minutes before the park opens (10 am here at SPI), for good parking and a good spot to picnic. There are many great free places around the park to picnic. When you first walk in there are umbrella tables. Towards the back there are wooden picnic tables under the palm trees. And if you have little ones a table with shade by Sand Castle Cove or the Lily Pad is a must! Also when planning on being there all day don’t be afraid to let your little ones nap. A quite break will energize them for more happy play later.

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Sand Castle Cove

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The back of park where the picnic tables are located.

Don’t forget sun hats, towels, and cheap sunglasses it is really bright. I wear prescription glasses and almost lost them a few times from overhead spraying so secure them with a cord.

Of course at a water park you need sunscreen but you also need to apply it at home to give it time to fully dry  before hitting the water. Lesson learned the hard way we all are a little sun burned. Another tip is to get the kids long sleeve water shirts trust me if you don’t want to track them down to reapply sunscreen and let it dry they need these! Also make sure to have water shoes the cement does get really hot. 

Another thing we did to save money was pack our lunch, water, and drinks. YES! You can bring in food and drinks. No glass or alcohol. We packed two ice chests one with drinks and the other with food. They both fit perfectly in our wagon to make walking from the parking lot with little ones easier.

Check out my Pinterest board for packing if you don’t want to stick to simple sandwiches. The pepperoni pasta salad is a kids pleaser. Next time I will individually package everyone’s portions so it is just easier when we are at the park. Don’t worry there are plenty of trash cans. Next time I might even wrap some ribs in foil the sun will keep them warm while we play! Click here to find more great packing tips from the Schlitterbahn blog.

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We actually brought in cupcakes, balloons, and a pretty plastic tablecloth since it was Sadie’s Birthday. It was really cute and I really recommend a tablecloth. The cupcakes melted in the heat-that was a bad idea.

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One of the cooler cabanas!

You can also choose to head to the park without a worry over arriving early for a shaded area by renting a cabana and leave the ice chest at home because you can get catering straight to your cabana. Another dinning option especially for teens is giving them splash cash. Here are some of the dinning options and prices you will find in the park.

The restrooms are located at the front of the park along with a shower area. There is also a small two stall restroom on Cabana Island.

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This park is known for Rio Adventura, the parks river transportation system from this river you can access the Storm Chaser, Sea Blaster, Pirate’s Plunge, Agua Blanca Tube Chute, and Gale Force. All from your inner tube! They even offer double tubes, and double tubes with a hole on one side and a seat for smaller children on the other.

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We all enjoyed riding on the tubes in Rio Adventura. It took a while to find two tubes with seats for Ezra and Dad and Sadie and Caydence, but once we did we just floated around the whole park 4 times, which took up most of our morning. They loved it so much! At first I was little terrified for the girls to go alone, but me being on a single tube made it easier to paddle towards them.

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One of our favorite rides!

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Ezra’s favorite area!

Squid Row has the softest flooring and was the best place for Ezra while he was warming up to the park.

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The girls enjoyed it too!

  Click here to see all the attractions Schlitterbahn South Padre Island has to offer.

See the park map here to help you plan.

By the time we were done the little ones were due for a nap and Sadie was super energized then fell fast asleep on the drive back home. We had a wonderful, fun-filled day or in Sadie’s words, “It was the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!”

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I hope this post inspires you to plan a Schlitteriffic Day for your family!

Click here to enter to WIN 2 TICKETS to SCHLITTERBAHN SPI

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Indigo from Scentsy #ExploreIndigo #Giveaway

 

Each Indigo set includes six Scentsy Bars in a stunning gift box with a scented “Be Inspired” notecard for just $30 (USD).

Available while supplies last.

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Indigo fragrances are available beginning May 9 for a limited time. Contact your Scentsy Consultant to order. Don’t have a Consultant?
I would be more than happy to introduce you to Scentsy! I am here to answer any questions and help you find the perfect Scentsy home fragrance warmer, diffusers, and scents for you.

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Enter the Indigo Giveaway

One hundred winners will receive a vintage-style Parlor Warmer and all six beautifully packaged Indigo fragrance Scentsy Bars. Click Here to Enter.

Available as Scentsy Bars only, while supplies last.

New Purex Fresh Bluebonnet Laundry Detergent at HEB #PurexFreshBluebonnet #SocialInsiders #Ad #Giveaway

Purex_TexasPride_BluebonnetI was given a $20 HEB gift card to facilitate my review. All thoughts are my own.

When we were given the opportunity to move to Texas we were thrilled. Big open spaces, beautiful grasslands filled with Texas Bluebonnets were what I pictured. In the part of Texas we live in, I haven’t seen too many Bluebonnets, but lucky for me Purex has created a special Fresh Bluebonnet Detergent especial for Texans. At participating HEB’s in Texas you can find the New Purex Fresh Bluebonnet and enjoy the light fresh scent for Texas’s Pride and Joy!

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I usually start my laundry on the weekend then finish up on Monday morning. With the 7 of us laundry is a momentous task but thankfully I have helpers. The kids and I have truly enjoyed this scent and hope you will too!

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I have 4 coupons to giveaway to my lucky Texas Readers! So if you live in Texas near an HEB let me know in the comments below and I will pick a winner on  June 6th, 2016.

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You can connect with Purex here and find more information and coupons too:

Gifts of Love Giveaway 1/5-1/19 #GiftsofLove

Welcome to the “Gifts of Love” Giveaway Hop hosted by Heather from Mommy’s Favorite Things and Michelle from Mama’s Baby Cupcakes.  This hop has a Valentine’s Theme, which means anything family friendly is up for grabs that you would give to someone for Valentine’s Day! Each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner and after visiting my giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to take a look at the other blogs to see what they have to offer for you!
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“PlaSmart Inc. is a global toy distributor specializing in smart, simple, toys and games. PlaSmart began its journey to worldwide success with the introduction of The Original PlasmaCar in 2003 and today its products can be found in more than sixty countries on five continents.PlaSmart’s innovative and quality products have won numerous and prestigious toy awards. The company focuses on toys that develop motor and dexterity skills, balance, creative and imaginative play, hand-eye coordination, problem-solving skills and, of course, entertainment.  PlaSmart is proud to work with toy inventors and designers who share its vision.”

PlaSmart Smart Mat Review and Giveaway
The PlaSmart Happyville Smart Foam Play Mat is the go-to-mat for moms of little ones! It features an eye-catching city scene for imaginative play. This floor mat is perfect for babies, toddlers, and even my older kids loved it! It’s made of coated EVA foam that is both soft, durable, and easy to clean. It has a large surface area, that ensures enough room for everyone to play.
When this arrived at our door there was no hiding it! It’s 78″L x 46″W-HUGE! It has a colorful city scene that will keep the kids busy for hours. As soon as it was unrolled there was no keeping my little ones off of it! The girls immediately started pointing at the swimming pools and Ezra was pointing to the police station and fire station. For the next 10 minutes we probably pointed to every single picture on that mat and named them 5 times for Ezra, he was so excited! Once his cousin came over there was no stopping those two from playing on it. They both really enjoy it, boys and their cars/trains.
The foam is nice and thick adding comfort to the feet, knees, and hands while playing. The PlaSmart Smart Foam Play Mat had trouble staying flat to the floor at first, but after a couple of days the kiddos had used it enough for it to stay flat while playing. I did notice on tile and carpet it was a bit slick but that can easily be fixed with a bit of Velcro for the carpet and duck tape for the tile.
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There are ice cream tents, train tracks, toy stores, and so much more. The best part is that there wasn’t only one swimming pool or ice cream store, but three of each so no fighting and bickering because there were plenty of places for all the kiddos to play.
One of the best things about the mat is that it’s durable and easy to clean. With small little boys we sure do get some messes and this mat makes it easy to just wipe right up. When the PlaSmart Happyville Smart Foam Play Mat is not in use, it can be stored easily by simply rolling it up. This is great for traveling and taking to grandma’s house, who doesn’t have carpet for a soft area for my little one to play.
You can visit PlaSmart’s website HERE.
You can connect with PlaSmart on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google+, and Pinterest.
Plus to give this to your little one for V-Day make these cute little V-day cards to go along with it!
Find them at simply real moms.
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**Giveaway Details**

Date: Jan. 5th, 2014 – Jan. 19th at 11:59 PM EST

Open to US residents only. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Prize: 1 winner gets a PlaSmart Happyville Smart Foam Play Mat.

Click the link below to be taken to the Promosimple entry form.

Click here to ENTER TO WIN!

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DISCLOSURE:
Mama’s Baby Cupcakes, Mommy’s Favorite Things and the “Gifts of Love” participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.
Disclosure- Mom254321 was not compensated for this post. All opinions and experiences are my own. Open to the US, must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 24 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. It is at the sole discretion of the admin of the giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of the giveaway. Sponsor will be responsible for prize fulfillment. This event is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions about this giveaway or to have me promote your product, Please email Mom254321@yahoo.com.

Old Factory Review and 24 hour Giveaway! ‪#‎nanasblogtours‬

Old Factory Review and Giveaway

“We believe that what you put in your candles matters. We use only the highest quality natural soy wax, pure fragrance oils, and cotton paper wicks in our candles. All candles are hand-poured right here in the USA.” Old Factory Candle.  

These Old Factory Candles are sold exclusively on Amazon.com. These candles are hand-poured in the USA with natural soy wax, self-trimming cotton candle wicks, and premium fragrance oils. The Old Factory Candle Gift Sets each contain 3 different scented candles. Each candle burns clean and even for 20 hours. The subtle jar design makes it the perfect complement for any decor, and any room of the house – kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, family room, great room, and basement. Each gift set is themed around a group of related fragrances. So everyone is sure to find something perfect for every occasion, every room in the house, and all the special someones in your life.

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Since Valentine’s is right around the corner, I got the Romance Set which includes the Dark Chocolate, Champagne, and Rose Petals candle scents.

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There are so many awesome combinations to choose from if you remember I did review the Winter Wonderland Set. I am so excited to say you get to enter to win a set! YAY! I LOVE that you all get to win awesome things that I get to review! All you have to do is click the link below to be taken to my Facebook page then follow the instructions on there and in 24 hours we will have a winner!!

Happy New Years!

**Giveaway Details**

Date: Jan. 3rd, 2015 – Jan. 4th at 6:00 PM MST

Open to US residents only. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Prize: 1 winner gets 1 box of Old Factory Candle Gift Set.

Click the link below to be taken to the Facebook commenting post.

Click here to ENTER TO WIN!

Disclosure- Mom254321 was not compensated for this post. All opinions and experiences are my own. Open to the US, must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 24 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. It is at the sole discretion of the admin of the giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of the giveaway. Sponsor will be responsible for prize fulfillment. This event is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions about this giveaway or to have me promote your product, Please email Mom254321@yahoo.com.