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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!

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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Best of Vegas

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Visit BestofVegas.com today for the best discounts!

Disclaimer: I was offered compensation in exchange for this promotional post.

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Year in Review 2018

2019 is in full swing, and I am remiss to not post a year in review for 2018. So, here goes! 2018 was better than 2017, but like 2017, we struggled with family, work, life balance as my husband’s job stayed in the same industry. But, the good news is that he was back home with us, and not going to North Dakota, which was great news! But, he only had one weekend off a month, so that made things tricky. The juggling act continued. Health-wise, things got a bit nuts for me in Summer 2018, as I was diagnosed with vestibular migraines, a rather debilitating condition that still persists today. It made matters worse to be active duty military during said diagnosis, and trying to recover. But, as I learned, I have a great community of friends and neighbors who really helped us out when we needed it most. We are blessed! It was an interested second half of the year, attempting to conquer this new disease, and try to juggle work, life, and the kiddos and all their activities.

I coached 3/4 girls’ basketball for our local rec center. What an experience, but certainly exhausting, and trying. My daughter loved that I did it, but December through March was consumed completely by basketball, and weekend games, and dealing with the things that come with competitive team sports for kids. But the kids had fun, so that is great! My great friend Maddie came to visit for my Birthday and St. Patrick’s Day this year and it was so awesome to have her. I wish I lived closer to all my friends.

Travel-wise, in April, we had a nice trip to Orlando, for my convention, and as a result, had a blast at a super cool resort. It was a relaxing trip. We went back to Florida in June, and this time to celebrate my niece’s 1st birthday in Miami. We had an amazing stay in Coconut Grove, and then took a side trip to Playa Largo resort to check out the Keys- Key Largo was amazing! We attended a family wedding in September and took it easy the rest of the year. We hope 2018 brings more travels.

Blog-wise, I took part in some activities, enjoyed a Juice Plus tower garden, but I scaled back a lot so I could manage my health and stress. Work-wise, I approached the final year of active duty tour, and I am grateful for the opportunity, but ready to get back to a shorter commute, and more flexibility in my work schedule. Going active duty has been quite the experience, especially with kids and a long commute, but I am ready to go back to the Reserves and have a more normal schedule.

Here we are, in 2019, approaching some cross roads and changes in life, and we hope it is a great year for you all and we hope for the same. Happy 2019, everyone!

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Tower Garden by Juice Plus – a review

I had the pleasure and opportunity to grow food in a soilless, aeroponic tower garden by Juice Plus (c) at my house while my friend was out of town this summer.  I got to start the garden from scratch – planting seeds in rockwool cubes (shown as pictured below), and once the sprouting started, I planted them into the tower.

As this informative website shows, it’s easy, space efficient (can be kept indoors or outdoors in good weather), and is low maintenance.  Every week, I would check for pH balance of water, and add nutrients or pH increase or lower as needed.

The best part was harvest time.  Any time I made indian food, I could grab a handful of cilantro.  I already have as a basil, but you can grow basil very well in this tower.  Lettuce varieties and herbs grew the fastest.  Tomatoes took a while so I only saw small ones by October, and now my friend will get to see some peppers and tomatoes.  We did manage to get three cucumbers, and they were tasty.  You can’t plant root vegetables like carrots but you can try things like peppers, squash, and cucumbers, and broccoli.  Spinach and kale grew readily and I loved having that for my fresh smoothies every morning.  I always add Juice Plus to my smoothies, so it’s fun to have ingredients from my garden too!

The garden was nice to have, and my neighbor always commented how when she sat out, it was a relaxing water fountain too!  It waters on a timer system that you set up, so it will run without you having to run out there and watering it.  You can also get extras like the tomato/vine holder you see in the pictures above- since some plants will grow a bit more than others. My daughters enjoyed the garden too, but they seemed to enjoy the seed planting part and then eating the food more than anything, which is fine with me, as it is healthy, and grown in our backyard.

You can get your own tower garden as well, and check out my friend’s website on it, along with her Juice Plus+(c) journey.  Happy, no mess gardening, and yum! Eating!

 

 

 

Required Disclaimer: I did not receive compensation or a free tower garden in exchange for this post, but was able to use my friend’s garden to learn about tower gardens and write this post, in order to promote her business.  The opinions expressed are my own.

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