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About getcluedin

Working mother of two and wife of one who loves living in Colorado and amidst parenting, manages to find some time to write, network, and get out in the State and City she loves!

All-natural dishwasher tabs with Thieves

I buy Thieves dishwasher powder from Young Living, but we are used to using dishwashing tabs, but have you read what is in the gel tabs and dishwashing tabs from Costco or the store? It is not good.

So, I decided to make my own dishwashing tabs using Young Living’s Thieves dishwashing powder. Things you will need:

  1. Mixing Bowl
  2. Ice cube trays – cute ones are even more fun!
  3. Thieves dishwasher powder
  4. Water
  5. (Optional) baking soda, liquid soap to bind (all natural thieves liquid dishwashing soap is best), and salt
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If you want these tabs to have extra pow, you can also add baking soda and salt, mix it all together. Wait a few minutes for the mixture to bind/get less liquid in it. Place mixture in the ice cube trays, and let it sit out for an hour. Then dump them out into a nice container and start using.

The dishes come out amazingly clean, smelling great, and you feel great because the nasty chemicals and things you can’t pronounce are not stuck to your dishes. Remember, you can just use plain thieves dishwashing powder or mix it with baking soda and salt – the choice is yours, but these tabs pack a cleaning punch! Learn how you can get your own Thieves products and young living products.

Ingredients and ice cube trays- fun designs and shapes encouraged!

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Elitch Gardens- 2 parks for 1!

We went to Elitch Gardens this past weekend, and the place was sheer madness! It was the last weekend for the water park and water rides, so most of the people were there, but even the regular rides were super crowded. Elitch had just introduced its amazing deal – $54.99 for a park pass for the remainder of this season and all of next, so you can imagine how crowded it was for Labor Day weekend! We met a family who has been there 30 times, just this season.

Our family got a chance to visit the water park for the first time but the lines were a bit long, so we did not get to try many of the rides. The wave pool seemed to be a hit and lazy river too. The concession lines were long too, and so I do recommend not going for busy weekends, if you can help it, as you cannot really enjoy the theme park and all it offers. We did get to ride the Kaleidascape and it was nice and with a pair of 3D glasses, it is even better. Someone handed my daughter a pair so we could enjoy it. I noticed a lot of folks came around 4pm, as Elitch was open til 10pm, but the water rides closed at 6pm.

The food options were plentiful but the lines were too. Elitch was also offering a meal plan deal for next season, and if you are going often enough, it may be worth it for you. The water park is closed now, as it closed on Labor Day, but the rest of the rides are open through Halloweeen, so don’t forget to check it out for fright fest, and all the other fun fall events there.

And don’t forget to save up to $29 Off Main Gate Price at Elitch Gardens–ONLINE ONLY
EXCLUSIVE ColoradoKids.com Daily Ticket, Birthday Party and Group Ticket Discounts at http://www.elitchgardens.com/coloradokids

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Elitch Gardens- Family Fun this Summer & Fall!

Located in the heart of Denver and celebrating 129 years of fun, Elitch Gardens is Colorado’s only world-class combination theme and water park. From thrilling roller coasters to pint-sized adventures, a splashin’ water park and tons of special events, there’s thrills for all. The park is open April through October. This year, there’s more entertainment than ever before with exciting new family shows, Dive-In Movies, a free summer concert series and three stunning fireworks extravaganzas that will light up the Denver skyline, plus Fright Fest in October! And don’t miss the breathtaking views of Denver atop the 20-story Observation Tower or while plummeting 200 feet on the Tower of Doom.

NEW – Meow Wolf’s Kaleidoscape – Take the Ride 2019
Named in USA Today and LA Times as One of the
Top 10 Most Anticipated New Rides in 2019!

Take a ride on the wild side…of Art. Meow Wolf’s Kaleidoscape is a mind-bending journey unlike any other. Join us on an odyssey of creative discovery through immersive art landscapes. Meow Wolf’s Kaleidoscape is not a rollercoaster. It’s a thrill ride for the mind. The newest installation from the brains behind House of Eternal Return takes passengers on an interactive, artist-driven journey. Take the ride!

Save up to $29 Off Main Gate Price at Elitch Gardens–ONLINE ONLY
EXCLUSIVE ColoradoKids.com Daily Ticket, Birthday Party and Group Ticket Discounts at http://www.elitchgardens.com/coloradokids

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Archery Games Denver – Great for adults & kids

We had the rare opportunity to participate in a party at Archery Games Denver, and it was a blast! We had 13 kids, but parties can include 20 children (kids party), or 20 adults when you do a corporate event. You can also drop in and play for an hour (minimum of 6 players required), for $25 a player, but you will be playing with others.

Get ready to rumble!

Archery Games Denver is a lot of fun. Our party included instruction for the kiddos, and assistance for an almost 75 minutes, including time to “suit up,” learn how to put the bow on properly and shoot it. Games started with the kiddos learning how to use a bow and shoot at their target. It was a great way to warm up and learn how to place the arrow on your bow. For younger ones, there are smaller, more manageable bows for their soft, padded bows. The group “suits” up with gear, including protective face masks. Then, the group went behind the fenced area, and played archery in teams. The first game was zombie attack, and was shooting at other teams. Then, the teams played several more games competing in teams. The kids were exhausted at the end, and had a great time playing for the entire time. My kids are still talking about how they “knocked out” their friends from the competition with their bows. The games are safe, low-risk and one of our kiddos was even wearing a boot from a soccer injury and successfully played in the competitions. Different age groups can easily play with one another, and it is low key and fun.

Disclaimer: I was offered a free party for up to 20 kids in exchange for an honest review and promoting the venue.

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Mia and the White Lion- in theaters, April 12- WIN FREE PASSES & PRIZE PACK

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Opening in theaters April 12, Mia and and the White Lion is an endearing tale of ten year old Mia and how her life is turned upside down when her family decides to leave London to manage a lion farm in Africa. When a beautiful white lion, Charlie, is born, Mia finds happiness once again and develops a special bond with the growing cub. But when Charlie reaches three, Mia uncovers an upsetting secret kept hidden by her father. Distraught by the thought that Charlie could be in danger, Mia decides to rescue him. The two friends set out on an incredible journey across the South African savanna in search of a sanctuary where Charlie can live out his life in freedom.

If you are interested in attending this showing for free, at Harkins Northfield or Harkins Arvada, please leave a comment answering why you’d like to attend, and which location. I will choose two lucky winners using a plug in on this website randomly and announce by April 12 (When it releases). Hope to see you at the movies!*

This is a picture of the prize pack you will win, with 2 pairs of passes (4 total), and the Rules of Engagement for passes: No recording of motion picture, by electronic or other means permitted. Passes can only be used April 15, 2019 through run of engagement and valid Monday-Thursday only, excluding holidays. Pass must be presented at the theater’s box office/customer service counter, and seats are first come, first serve. Can only use the pass for “Mia and the White Lion” and not other films. Not redeemable for cash or concessions. Get Clued In! will pick two lucky winners on Friday and post and notify by Saturday. Please leave your E-mail so I can notify you. I will not publish your E-mail in any public comments. Thank you!

NOTE: Giveaway is closed and Congrats to Correen and Kacey for winning the prize packs and FREE movie passes (4-pack). Hope to see you there!

Disclaimer: I was compensated with a gift pack and passes in exchange for this post.

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