Horseshoe Resort and Adventure Park – Barrie, Ontario Canada

Written by lyricsmama on May 22, 2015 – 6:45 AM -

We’re a family of travelers. Not only do we travel through the US, but we include Canada as well. This summer we’ve done most of our traveling in Canada. One stop we made was to Horeshoe Resort in Barrie, Ontario.
Horseshoe Resort is located about an hour north of Toronto. During the summer, Horseshoe Resort provides an Adventure Park for the family, in the winter they are a ski resort.

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Initially we were just spending a night there, but after being there for the day, we decided to spend an extra day/night. Horseshoe Resort was just amazing! Not only was our room great, but the Adventure Park had so many activities for those of all ages.

funActivities in the Adventure Park include: Mini Putt, Rock Climbing, Balance Bikes, Gem Mining, Archery, Horseback Riding, Euro Bungee, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Paddle Boats, a Maze, Adventure Buggy Tour, Zip Lining, and my husbands favorite, the Aqua Ogo.

My girls tried their hand at the Inflatable Obstacle Course and Rock Climbing first, they also spent a lot of time on the Euro Bungee and petting the horses. Gem Mining was a ton of fun for them, you simply purchase a bag which includes the gems in a bag of dirt, you take the bag, and run them through the flowing water in your try to uncover the gems. The kids get to keep everything they find.

We did the maze as a family, you need to find all the letters in the word MAZE to finish, as you walk around, get lost and stuck eventually you’ll find the letters where you will find a hole punch to punch your card with the corresponding letter.

Hubby tried out the Aqua Ogo. This is Canada’s ogoonly Outdoor Gravity Orb. You go up a large hill (on a conveyor belt) and they zip you up inside a large plastic ball which has a bit of water inside, once zipped up, they give you a push, and down the hill you go. HE LOVED IT! You do get really wet, so be prepared!

Horeshoe Resort Adventure Park is a great place to head for summer vacation, it’s not too expensive, and the entire family will have fun…OUTDOORS! The resort also features an indoor AND outdoor pool for hotel guests, as well as a fine dining (Silks Dining Lounge) and casual dining restaurant (Crazy Horse). Both were amazing! We did the fine dining one night, dressed up and headed out to a short walk across the lot to the main building. The next night we decided to try the casual dining to grab some dessert and drinks and sit out on the patio.

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Our room…Simply Amazing!

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We stayed in a Premiere Slope Side Condo. The condo features two bathrooms, two bedrooms, enclosed balcony, fully equipped modern kitchen and laundry. A pullout sofa sleeper and fireplace. The room can comfortably sleep six.
Parking is always free at the resort. I highly recommend visiting Horseshoe Resort and Adventure Park, we’re going to head back at some point, we just had so much fun, and it was something a little different than we normally do.

For more information on Horseshoe Resort, Adventure Park passes, Dining and Accommodations please visit horseshoeresort.com.  Canada is a great place to visit, you get to go to a different country without the high cost of traveling.  You do need a passport to cross the border, luckily we’re just a hop skip and a jump.

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TEEN TITANS GO!: APPETITE FOR DISRUPTION SEASON 2 PART 1 *Giveaway*

Written by lyricsmama on April 15, 2015 – 6:15 PM -

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My daughters are huge fans of Teen Titans Go! Every morning before school, you can find them downstairs eating breakfast catching an episode or two. If they have TV time at night, they’re glued to Cartoon Network watching Teen Titans Go!

They never seem to get tired of seeing the same episodes over and over again, so of course they own different seasons on DVD, including the newest season to hit shelves today (April 14th). Teen Titans Go!: Appetite for Disruption Season 2 Part 1 is now available on DVD.

Teen Titans Go!: Appetite for Disruption Season 2 Part 1 includes 26 different episodes. In Season 2 Part 1, the Teen Titans return with a whole new bevy of baddies, beverages and adventures! Partner up with Robin, Cyborg,Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy to defend Jump City against slimy monsters, tyrannical villains and of course, crime fighting induced hunger pains. Every vote counts when the Teen Titans hold team leader elections, Beast Boy dials up the “man-factor” with his new robotic limbs, while Raven races to save the cotton candy bushes from the Gumdrop Goblin. It’s a titan red alert with 26 gut-punching, gut-busting adventures in this all-new collection.

With the huge popularity of Teen Titans Go! On Cartoon Network the show has been renewed for a third season! Until then, Teen Titan fans can watch their favorite adventures over and over again on DVD. The two-disc DVD set is available at various retailers including Amazon.com.

Enter to win a copy of Teen Titans Go!: Appetite for Disruption Season 2 Part 1.  Simply follow the instructions below in the Giveaway Tools app.  Be sure to do the mandatory entry of leaving a comment on this post for all of your entries to be valid.

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Sesame Street: The Best of Elmo 3

Written by lyricsmama on February 24, 2015 – 2:06 PM -

I have older girls, but there’s nothing better than watching Sesame Street sometimes. My youngest daughter and I still love to watch, and still love Elmo! I’m also the room mom to a first grade classroom, and these kids still love their Sesame Street, so the new DVD of America’s favorite furry monster is the perfect addition to my collection.

Sesame Street: The Best of Elmo 3 is available on DVD and digital March 3, 2015! The DVD includes a bonus full length feature called “Elmo and Abby’s Birthday Fun”!

The Best Of Elmo 3

Elmo is back and more lovable than ever as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, release Sesame Street: The Best of Elmo 3 on DVD and digital on March 3, 2015. This trip down memory lane will teach Elmo fans both young and old about the importance of friendship and helping others. Elmo sings and dances his way through numbers, letters, vocabulary, and emotions with his Sesame Street pals and a few famous friends like Melissa McCarthy, Taye Diggs, Drew Brees, Romeo Santos, and many more!

Elmo fans will love this new DVD where everyone’s favorite furry and red friend is reminded of all the fun, friends and music he’s made on Sesame Street. Join Elmo as he does “The Elmo Slide,” finds out about “The Power of Yet” with Janelle Monae, and sings about the number 5 with the band Train. Elmo learns about counting, vocabulary and even how manage his emotions in the hit song, “Belly Breathe” with Colbie Caillat and Common. This special collection is filled with Elmo moments fans will treasure. As an added extra, this release features a special bonus title which will provide over two hours of Elmo!

“With such great response from the release of Sesame Street: The Best of Elmo 2, Warner Home Bros. Home Entertainment is thrilled to release the next edition, Sesame Street: The Best of Elmo 3,” said Jeff Brown, WBHE Executive Vice President and GM of Non-Theatrical Franchise Marketing. “Kids now have the opportunity to see their favorite TV character’s most memorable segments all on one fantastic DVD.”

Celebrating its impressive 45th anniversary this season, Sesame Street is the #1 top-of-mind preschool show with moms. The series has received more Emmy awards than any other show in television history, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award.

You can purchase or pre-order on amazon.com.

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belVita Bites are a #MorningWin in our household

Written by lyricsmama on January 20, 2015 – 8:56 PM -

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Mornings are hard around here. One of my daughters has to be up at 5:30am and out of the house around 7, then the other has to get ready and out by 8:30. Needless to say, between getting two girls ready for school, lunches packed, a husband out the door, and myself ready to go, we often don’t find time to get ourselves breakfast. Finding a healthy grab and go breakfast is an ideal product for our household.

The belVita Bites have become a #MorningWin around here. Not only do they satisfy hunter pains in the morning, but they also are easy to grab and go while giving us the energy we need to keep on about our day, at least until lunchtime!

belVita products have been providing tasty grab and go breakfast foods for some time now, and the belVita Bites are just the newest edition to their breakfast biscuit line.

These delicious mini biscuits are not only nutritious but they’re super convenient. The belVita Bites come in individually wrapped packages for you to grab and eat on the go, or even top your favorite yogurt with them.

Each 50g serving (one pouch) includes:
– 230 calories
– 4g of fiber*
– 20g of whole grain
– No high fructose corn syrup
– No partially hydrogenated oil
– No artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners
*contains 7-8g fat per serving, depending on flavor variety

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Varieties available right now include Mixed Berry and Chocolate. Each box contains 5 individual single-serve packs and can be found in retailers nationwide in the cookie/cracker aisle.

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Ew! What’s That White Stuff? – #TryDry and Ditch The Ick With Dry Spray Antiperspirant

Written by lyricsmama on January 5, 2015 – 10:46 PM -

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Let’s be honest, white stuff on your clothing is not a good look, no matter if it’s dandruff or streaks from your antiperspirant, unless it’s supposed to be there, white isn’t a good look! I mean who wants to see that? You have on an amazing outfit, you took the time to plan out, you lift your arms up and white ick….EW! Or maybe you’ve put on your Antiperspirant, put your clothes over your head, walk out the door, and BAM! There’s a big white icky streak on the side of your outfit….Not something that’s needed, or wanted by anyone.

To help us all out with banishing the white icky stuff, Unilever has brought us a few new antiperspirant’s that will prevent the ick from sticking, let me present to you….Dry Spray!

Degree Men, Degree Women, Dove, Dove Men+Care and Axe now all have a Dry Spray line which dry as soon as you spray them on. There’s no more wetness, no more white ick and no more residue. Dry Spray is just that…DRY!

Available at Walmart, these new Dry Spray products are a winning combination! Check out the quick how-to-use video and be sure to get a sample for yourself to try out! These products aren’t the old aerosol deodorants and antiperspirant products you might remember from back in the day, these are new, improved and ready to use!

Have you ever had an embarrassing moment with the “white ick” from antiperspirant?

I have been compensated by Global Influence for this post – all opinions expressed here are my own.
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