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***Disclosure: As a Cedar Point Blogger, I receive admission to the park and to special events, as well as information to share. As always, all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Cedar Point’s fall festival of fright is here, and family fun is lurking around every corner! From The Great Pumpkin Fest to Haunt, the spectacular 20th year of HalloWeekends is set to delight and scare beginning Friday night, Sept. 16.
The event kicks off with “last rites” and rides given on Mean Streak, the park’s massive wooden roller coaster. The ride will be open from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 with a special ceremony and funeral procession to the Dead Rides Cemetery at7:30 p.m. All guests who ride Mean Streak on Friday night will also receive a special souvenir and other prizes as the park pays tribute to this wooden rattler.
To celebrate 20 years of fear, HalloWeekends features the following new additions to the event:
The thrill of HalloWeekends is so much more. As a nod to the 50th Anniversary of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” the daytime fun of The Great Pumpkin Fest is back again and bigger than ever. Popular favorites for kids return, like Franklin’s Tractor Trek – a hay bale course where they can use their pedal power to race each other on miniature tractors; Linus’ Mummy Pit – a foam pit that’s just like a bubble bath, but without the water; Trick-or-Treat with the Peanuts – kids can meander through Kiddy Kingdom for sweet treats; and The Magical House on Boo Hill – a not-so-haunted house with fun surprises around every corner.
If that’s not enough, even more daytime fun awaits with Count Snooptacula’s Kids’ Costume Contest, Pig Pen’s Pumpkin Painting, Charlie Brown’s Coloring Zone, Sally’s Craft Corner, Marcie’s Monster Mash Bash dance party and drive-in movie showings of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” at Joe Cool’s Dodgem School each evening.
Activities at The Great Pumpkin Fest are available Saturdays & Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Each night when the sun sets during HalloWeekends, the park takes on an entirely sinister feel as fog creeps through the intricate structures of popular rides and coasters. A highlight of the nighttime atmosphere is The HalloWeekends Great Pumpkin Spectacular. The whimsical faces of carved pumpkins burst to life in this special display of more than 1,000 pumpkins, most of them hand-carved and positioned along the Top Thrill Dragster Midway.
If being scared is the order of the night, guests will experience the rise of evil when HAUNT begins with “The Call of the Scare” in Celebration Plaza every Friday & Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. The creatures from the park’s six outdoor scare zones, including Cut Throat Cove, Tombstone Terror-tory, Blood on the Bayou and more, come together for a conjuring of evil before they’re set loose to their domains.
The park’s six indoor mazes are also set for mortal visitors. Back for its second year, Slaughter House will induce tears and screams as guests walk through its hallways lined with slotted walls and animals looking for fresh meat. Zombie High School, G.A. Boeckling’s Eerie Estate, Hexed, Eternity Infirmary and Eden Musee round out the lineup of haunted attractions.
Spectacular live entertainment that can only be seen during HalloWeekends is back, including the extremely popular “Skeleton Crew” show. Aerialists, contortionists and high-wire walkers combine with high-energy music and lighting for an experience the family will not want to miss. “Sideshow: A Carnival of Magic,” “Spooky Shenanigans” and “The Edge of Madness” are also ready to rock the senses.
After getting scared and spooked, guests are sure to conjure up an appetite. Unique dining experiences are available, like Boeckling’s Banquet, set in the hallowed halls of the G.A. Boeckling’s Eerie Estate haunted house. Featuring menu items like filet mignon and succulent seafood, it’s a fine dining experience guests won’t want to miss!
Right around the corner from Boeckling’s Banquet and inside Joe Cool Café, guests can enjoy the Night of the Living Fed all-you-can-eat buffet. Menu items include fried fowl, gory pasta salad, baked brains & cheese, spaghetti & eye balls and more.
Boeckling’s Banquet is available on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. Night of the Living Fed is available Saturdays at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Advanced purchase is recommended for both dining experiences.
What’s more, the park’s rides and coasters are ready for screams of a different kind, including the new, world-record-breaking Valravn dive coaster. Everything from the swinging maXair to the Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad and even Planet Spooky’s pint-sized thrillers are open for guests to enjoy. (Limited ride availability on Friday nights.)
After sharing terrifying experiences with friends, why go home? Cedar Point’s Hotel Breakers and Breakers Express are offering the Ultimate HalloWeekends Package. This money-saving offer provides a 60-percent savings off of gate pricing and includes a two-night stay, free Friday night admission plus all-day admission for Saturday and Sunday with Early Entry and Cedar Point parking for all three days. Reservation information and additional package options available atcedarpoint.com/stay or by calling 419-627-2106.
HalloWeekends is open every Friday night from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturdays from 11 a.m. to midnight and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. through October 30. On Sunday, October 9, special hours will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
A visit to HalloWeekends can be free with the purchase of a 2017 Season Pass. All new 2017 Season and Platinum Passes include one free fall visit valid any single operating day through October 30. Plus, additional visits in the fall are just $14.99 each for all new 2017 Season Passholders.
For complete information on The Great Pumpkin Fest and Haunt, guests can visit halloweekends.com.
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Now that summer is in full swing and my kids are all at home all day, I have to admit, I get pretty exhausted. It seems we're always on the go, and my days start earlier and earlier. This is mainly because the kiddos want to take full advantage of the gorgeous weather, especially after brutally cold Ohio winters. Shoot, we had snow in MAY this year!
Anyway, I have found that some days, I just can't seem to find any gumption to get up and moving. Thankfully, I discovered Sundown Naturals Caffeine Free B12 Gummies in Chocolate and Coffee Flavor. I am a bona-fide coffee addict, so these Energy Support supplements are right up my alley!
Another thing I love about this brand, if chocolate & coffee flavored gummies isn't enough, is the fact that all of their products are packed with natural goodness. All of Sundown Naturals' products are Gluten-Free, Dairy/Lactose-Free, and they also don't contain any artificial flavors.
There is always so much excitement around the weeks leading up to back to school. We get our shopping lists for supplies, new school clothes, and we start getting ourselves prepared for a new schedule. And even as parents, when our kids go back to school, our schedules change. Do you know an adult who is also going through this back to school routine? Many times we do not stop to think about the adults in our lives, friends, family, and co-workers, who might be working on furthering their education as well. And I am not just talking about college classes. I am talking about those hardworking adults who, for one reason or another, were unable to finish their high school diploma or equivalency. Maybe they had to get a job to help support their family, maybe they became mothers at an early age – whatever the reason – we need to celebrate, encourage and inspire anyone who feels like they have nowhere to turn if they were unable to get their high school diploma. Because they are not alone and there is help out there!
Without a high school diploma, opportunities in today’s economy can be limited. In fact, nearly 30% of adults with household incomes at or below the federal poverty line do not have a high school credential. The AdCouncil and FinishYourDiploma.org have launched a new campaign to celebrate the adults who have finished their diploma and to inspire those who feel like they have been alone or did not know where to turn to find resources and tools for free adult education in their community. Since the campaign initially launched in 2010, Finish Your Diploma has helped more than 800,000 adults in all 50 states find free test-prep classes in their area. Please help us get the word out about the network of thousands of free adult education classes available throughout the country. You know people in your community who want to further their education and they can benefit from this information! In most communities, local nonprofits and literacy centers are able to offer free classes to help adults prepare for the GED, TASC, or HiSET high school equivalency tests. If we, as a community, can get people in the door, these centers will provide support and guidance on the path towards higher education. For many adults, earning a high school equivalency diploma is the first step toward a college degree, better job, or brighter future. How else can you help in your local community? Join the #HatsOffToYou Social Media Campaign – One thing that unites graduates in the U.S. is the tossing of a cap to celebrate their tremendous achievement. The AdCouncil and FinishYourDiploma.org are asking people to toss a hat in support of adult graduates and to inspire others to get their diplomas. Simply film a short video or Instagram Boomerang, or take a picture of yourself tossing any hat you have available. Use the hashtag #HatsOffToYou and tag @FinishYourDiploma on Instagram. Example: I’m tossing my hat to show my support for the thousands of hard-working adults who will earn their high school diplomas this year #HatsOffToYou. Will you be next? Visit FinishYourDiploma.org for helpful tips. @FinishYourDiploma
***Disclosure: I received information and samples to facilitate my post. As always, all opinions are my own, and haven't been influenced in any way.***
Pup-peroni has our pup saying 'woof yeah' this International Bacon Day!
Is there any better feeling than sharing a moment of pure happiness with your pooch? Literally nothing makes me happier than seeing our dog's tail wagging when she gets a taste of his favorite treats - I feel like I'm just as excited as she is! So when I saw that International Bacon Day was coming up on the calendar, I wanted to find a way to celebrate one of my favorite foods (who doesn't love bacon, am I right??) with my favorite four-legged friend.
We picked up Pup-peroni's new Filet Mignon & Bacon Flavors treats and brought them home for a taste test with our pooch. These treats are no joke - they're made with delicious angus steak and pack a bacon-y punch that our dog absolutely loves. Plus the soft, chewy texture gets her tail wagging - I can tell she's really loving these treats. I think I enjoy giving her these Filet Mignon & Bacon Flavors treats as much as she loves eating them!
No matter how you celebrated 'International Bacon Day', your pooch will be saying "woof yeah" to the tasty flavor of Pup-Peroni Filet Mignon & Bacon treats!
You can learn more about Pup-Peroni Filet Mignon & Bacon flavored dog snacks through the link below:
Feel free to share your personal 'woof yeah' moment with your dog in the comments below.
Love Beauty and Feminine Products? Join The Fem Lab and Earn Amazon Rewards Each Month for Your Participation #Ad
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This may be news to you, but Church and Dwight is the maker of a large variety of products you use on a daily or weekly basis (think Arm & Hammer, Nair, Oxiclean, First Response, etc). As some of these brands have such an impact on either your daily routine or important moments within your life, the brand wants to gain a better understanding of their consumers and how they use these products. In partnership with their research partner, C Space, they created The Fem Lab, a private online community of about 400 women to serve as advisors to their many brands.
Whether you’re anxiously waiting for results of a pregnancy test, or just making sure you’re kicking off the day fresh each morning, your opinion on the products you use matters. These advisors will help the brand gain a greater understanding on the lifestyle and needs of their consumers as it plays a part in their daily routines, and is opening up this exclusive invitation to you.
As a member you’ll be part of an exclusive group that provides feedback and perspective on beauty and feminine care products, the challenges you face as a woman, and other topics of mutual interest of the group. You’ll also get to interact with other like you to share stories, similarities and advise along the way.
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Natural Balance Celebrates National Guide Dog Month With the Top Human-Canine Teams Who Make Us Believe
***Disclosure: Information and materials have been provided by Natural Balance. As always, I only share content that I feel is beneficial to my readers. All opinions are 100% honest, and have not been influenced in any way.***
Have you ever seen a visually impaired person in public and didn't know how to react, or felt awkward? Have you ever wondered what it's like to 'see' through the eyes of their guide dog? I know I have.
September is National Guide Dog Month, so I decided to learn more about what it might be like for people who are blind or visually impaired.
I'm partnering with Natural Balance [https://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/] (the maker of premium-quality pet food) and Guide Dogs for the Blind [http://www.guidedogs.com] (a non-profit charitable organization that raises and trains exceptional guide dogs to serve the blind and visually impaired) to recognize the 'Top Human-Canine Teams Who Make Us Believe.'
These nine teams are outstanding examples of the amazing partnerships possible between humans and canines. I was particularly inspired by Tom and his guide dog Dynamo, and I want to share their story with you:
Imagine you're on the verge of retirement, ready to enjoy your golden years to the fullest, when out of the blue—you lose your eyesight. This is what happened to Tom Kowalski. While Tom was always known for taking on any competitive sport, and was no stranger to overcoming life's adversities, this was a challenge he simply wasn't prepared for.
After months of seeing Tom come home from his daily walks with strange bruises, his wife decided to apply to Guide Dogs for the Blind on his behalf. Before he knew it, Tom was headed to San Rafael, California to meet his future soulmate—Dynamo, a professional guide dog.
"I've had four great gifts in my life: my wife, my two kids, and Dynamo," says Tom. A superhero guide dog and a superhuman athlete, Dynamo and Tom spent two intensive weeks at Guide Dogs for the Blind training and securing their bond. They have never looked back.
With Dynamo never more than 20 feet away, Tom can listen to the birds sing and feel the wind in his hair without worrying about his safety. The added peace of mind that Dynamo gives Tom, and the support and positive reinforcement that Tom gives Dynamo, have helped the two complete a half-marathon together, raising $6,000 for charity. With no signs of slowing down, the two are now planning to hike up Mount Rainier and travel the country—speaking as ambassadors for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
As Tom's story shows, in addition to providing enhanced mobility, guide dogs can also be a social bridge, opening a world of possibilities for friendship and human connection.
To help people like Tom thrive, please consider donating to Guide Dogs to the Blind [https://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/GuideDogs]. Once there, you can also read about the eight other amazing human-canine teams. There's no better time than National Guide Dog Month to show your support for these incredible people and their four-legged superheroes.
Do you have a special bond with your pet? Tell me about it in the comments below.
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Now that fall is here, I have been deep-cleaning my home in preparation of a new season. In the evenings, I love opening the windows to let a nice breeze flow through, so I want to be sure my home is dust, dander, and pollen free. Otherwise, these things will be airborne, and are likely to cause havoc where my allergies are concerned.
Another reason I like to do a "Fall Cleaning" is to make sure there aren't any funky odors lingering. Pretty soon, it will be time to switch over to our heating system, and I've noticed that once the heat kicks on, odors can be amplified. It can be rather unpleasant, to say the least. Blech!
In our home, one of the biggest odor causing culprits would have to be our cats. We're a multiple cat household, and are all too familiar with the less than fresh odors that come with our feline companions.
Yep. You guessed it. I'm talking about the litter boxes.
Litter boxes can be downright disgusting, especially with 6 cats making use of them on a daily basis. Even though we are extremely diligent about cleaning them every day, there are still ammonia and fecal odors that can sometimes be detected.
Thankfully, we've discovered a simple, effective, and fresh solution.
Fresh Step® with the Power of Febreze™, available at PetSmart, offers 10 Day Odor Control guaranteed, plus this great new formula produces less dust than ever! This product was created by the makers of fresh Step with your cat's health and happiness in mind, so you can feel confident when choosing Fresh Step with the power of Febreze.
Seriously, though, can you blame them? It must have seemed like kitty paradise to Mary Jane and Cheeseball, who were still quite feral when we took them in.
Another thing we loved is the fact that this litter clumps unbelievably well. This makes cleaning the litter box easier than ever! This is thanks to Fresh Step's exclusive ClumpLock® Technology. This locks in odors and liquids upon contact, creating easy to manage, tight clumps that are super simple to scoop up.
Speaking of scooping, Fresh Step with Febreze Freshness is also a very low-dust litter, which is important to me because I'm prone to allergies and other sinus issues. I can easily clean our litter boxes and not be bombarded by a dusty cloud. MAJOR brownie points to the folks at Fresh Step for that!
Overall, I am loving how easy it is to keep odors at bay in my multi-cat household with the help of Fresh Step with Febreze Freshness. This litter is long-lasting, low-dust, and clumps beautifully. My cats seem to like it, and so do our noses.
This winter pet odors won't be an issue at all, thanks to our secret odor weapon: Fresh Step with the Power of Febreze! It's UNSMELLABLE!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fresh Step. The opinions and text are all mine.
***Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Charmin as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions are my own, and haven't been influenced in any way.***
With 5 people in the house, we tend to go through a LOT of toilet paper. A LOT. In fact, certain folks in my home that shall remain nameless...cough, cough, Xander, cough...use so much toilet paper that I literally have to hide it, and dole it out as needed. Otherwise, we would have never-ending clogs, and go through 2-3 rolls of toilet paper a day. This little dude seems to think half a roll is the proper amount for any and all wipe jobs. The struggle is real, folks.
Anyway, when it comes to toilet paper, I'm a bit of a snob. You see, I am always looking for a great value, but I am not willing to sacrifice quality. We've tried several "bargain brands", such as Angel Soft, and they've always seemed to fall flat. I've found that they're too thin and fall apart, and they tend to leave behind a lot of little lint-goobers. I don't know about you, but that doesn't leave a very clean feeling in my mind!
The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today Comes to DVD September 6 PLUS GIVEAWAY 2 WINNERS 9/15
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Having both a little girl AND a little boy can get pretty interesting. They often combine "boy" things, like superheroes or construction, with more traditionally "girly" things, like Princesses and baby dolls. I love seeing this, and totally encourage my kids to use their imaginations and play with their toys in any way they'd like. Hey, boy...girl...it doesn't matter. As long as they're playing together without trying to kill anyone, I am one happy mama.
Recently, Sony Pictures sent us a great new movie that features 2 of my kids' favorite things: Princesses and pirates.
The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today is out on DVD September 6 from Sony Home Entertainment!
In the brand new original animated film, Princess Alise is training to be the perfect royal but in her heart all she wants to do is sail the seven seas as a swashbuckling pirate! After setting sail, Princess Alise is shipwrecked and washes ashore on an island where she meets Lucas, a young boy who has been living there by herself. They have to work together to survive and get back to civilization!
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