Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Interested in traveling this summer? Your family will love Springfield, Missouri! @usfg #travelsfg

Come visit the Springfield Visitors Center at:

815 E St Louis St #100
Springfield, MO 65806
(800) 678-8767

My little family was lucky enough to travel to Springfield and experience the city May 14th through the 17th. This city has so much to do, and we had an amazing time bouncing from place to place. The travel to Springfield (6 hours) was an adventure itself with many stops along the way and areas of interest.

We arrived to our hotel fairly early and were greeted by the friendly staffed who had no issues checking us into a room ahead of time at the Best Western Coach House. The hotel itself was beautiful and the room was clean and large enough for our family! The location was beyond perfect and in a centralized location that allowed us to access everything from our spot.

Over the course of the four days we took part in many activities and had to skip a few due to timing issues. Little man was a tough cookie and didn't take a nap during this adventure I'm very proud of him considering he typically gets rather grouchy without. I'm sure being in a new area and having so many hands on activities helped.  It was a busy and memorable weekend, but one that was well spent. 

 We checked out the Discovery Center and this place was fun! It is centrally located and simply to find. We played with nearly everything within site and had a blast digging for dinosaur fossils and getting foam airplanes to fly!

The weather was somewhat gloomy during our entire stay but we managed to work around that and visited the Dickerson Park Zoo in hopes to stay dry. Aiden said that the zoon was his favorite part of the trip. We saw beautiful peacocks and silly monkeys as well as giraffes and elephants!

During our little trip we checked something off our bucket list and explored a cave at Fantastic Caverns. The cave was simply gorgeous and so big! We learned so much about the ecosystem and the cave itself. We even got to see the original explorer's namesake written in charcoal. 

After leaving we were so hungry and stopped by Andy B's for a game of bowling, laser tag and some dinner.  Bowling excited Aiden and the food was great. The service was phenomenal as well. This place definitely rocked and was an upscale bowling alley with very high tech features. 

If you love the outdoors you must stop by the largest Bass Pro Shops. This store could literally keep you occupied all day and I couldn't leave without picking up a pink fishing pole! I'm in awe. Their were alligators swimming around and Aiden enjoyed 'driving' the boats. 

Aiden couldn't contain himself when I told him we were heading to the America's Incredible Pizza Company. I hyped him up for days on all the exciting game options offered. We had so much fun at this place and left completely exhausted and our tummy's were satisfied after taking a trip or two to the buffet. If you love games, thrills and food you have to check this place out. It's a glorified Vegas for kids (and adults). 

We ended our trip with a relaxing walk at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center which was much needed. It definitely the perfect place to unwind after a weekend in Springfield.

Everything went smoothly, but one thing. On Sunday we were woken up to tornado sirens and not knowing the location we were rather terrified but relieved to make it to the basement to prepare for severe weather at the Best Western Coach House. It also seemed the locals didn't mind offering advice on places to visit. They were somewhat chatty and very helpful.  

© Everything Changes I received a free product to help facilitate this review. The opinions expressed in this review are mine and unbiased. For more information please see my disclosure policy located in the PR section of this site.

Monkey Joe's (Des Moines, IA) $2 Off Admissions for Unlimited Playtime! @usfg

Monkey Joe's is a fun and exciting inflatable-filled indoor play and party center that provides families with engaging and interactive activity and entertainment -- all day, every day (no special occasion necessary!). Monkey Joe's is located at 1600 Valley West Drive, Ste 200, West Des Moines, IA. Operating hours are Monday - Saturday, 10am - 8pm and Sunday 11am - 6pm. The store phone number is 515-223-5867.

It's rare to find a family-friendly destination that provides a clean, safe space for kids to get active while parents watch nearby. Monkey Joe's is a great opportunity to provide safe, family fun to our local community. Walk into Monkey Joe's and you will find a 14,000 square foot space with bright decor and wall-to-wall inflatable's, providing fun in the form of bouncing, sliding and jumping. With a main play center and a separate Mini Monkey Zone for toddlers two and under, Monkey Joe's is suitable for all kids 12 years-old and younger.

According to the CDC, the recommended amount of exercise a child should get per day is 60 minutes. West Des Moines is a city that has significant shifts in weather conditions from season to season and it is not always possible for kids to play outside throughout the year. Monkey Joe's is the perfect solution as it provides a fun indoor option for the whole family to get moving.

Monkey Joe's also provides a variety of party packages, group sales and fundraising opportunities. A proven favorite, birthday parties, can accommodate small and large groups. Birthday party packages cover all your party needs, including courtesy set-up and clean-up, invitations for your guests, a dedicated party host, drinks, paper plates, cups, and utensils.

All Monkey Joe's locations have committed to full jump sanitation from Swisher Hygiene, the country's leading provider of commercial hygiene services. Monkey Joe's has also developed its own Access Child Control System (SACCS) to create a safe environment for kids to play and parents piece of mind. Children receive wrist bands matching them to their parent. These wrist bands are adhered from the minute the child steps into Monkey Joe's, and are checked by Monkey Joe's employees upon exiting the facility.

$2 Off Admissions for Unlimited Playtime! - Cannot be combined with other offers. Not valid on Wednesday. Limit one per family per visit. Valid only at West Des Moines, IA location. @usfg

© Everything Changes I received a free product to help facilitate this review. The opinions expressed in this review are mine and unbiased. For more information please see my disclosure policy located in the PR section of this site.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Renuzit® Pearl Scents®

The Renuzit® brand provided me with a sample of Renuzit® Pearl Scents in exchange for a product review. However, I must mention all opinions expressed here are my own.

It's not secret that I have a couple pets and at times it's noticeable and can be a little embarrassing and hard to over up the scent from the cat and dog. As I love entertaining I always have to be on guard and ready to cover up smells at the drop of a dime. Renuzit® Pearl Scents air freshener  works super fast and comes in a great selection of scents such as: Sparking Rain, Fresh Lavender, Eucalyptus, Seductive Pineapple,, Blue Sky Breeze and Chamomile and Jasmine.

Renuzit® Pear Scents not only blends in with practically an decor it smells amazing and the scent last for a very long time. The colors are fun and can coordinate with any home decor. They also smell so good and the smell lingers throughout the entire room. Don't worry it's not overpowering or irritating. I personally love everything about Pear Scents!

America's Incredible Pizza Company Review #TravelSFG

With six convenient locations in the USA and three in Mexico. America's Incredible Pizza Company offers a vast array of games and food choices to satisfy the pickiest of guest. The buffet is super cheap and can be purchased for as low as .99 cents with a coupon. Which includes a great selection of Mexican, American and Italian choices.  And for those like myself who have a sweet tooth you will love the dessert bar which includes: cookies, ice cream, pies and cake. I also noticed a few great gluten and sugar free choices which were mighty tasty!

With food and fun packed into one convenient location you will surely leave exhausted and with a full stomach. The games are suitable for all age groups. With a kid area as well as a big kid area the entire family will have a enjoyable time And for those who require a little adrenaline you better check out the go karts, laser tag, mini bowling and an XD theater!

As you can see we had a blast and I'm sure your family will as well. Plan your next outing or birthday party with America's Incredible Pizza Company!

© Everything Changes I received a free product to help facilitate this review. The opinions expressed in this review are mine and unbiased. For more information please see my disclosure policy located in the PR section of this site.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

She heals with love and passion.

She isn't bitter,
She is wise,
Only a woman who doesn't know her worth,
turns ugly, viscous and irrational,
When a woman knows her worth,
She gains strength, tenacity and courage,
And with grace moves on,
She doesn't hold onto the poison,
She rather heals with love and passion,
and becomes immune to the serpent in disguise. 

© Everything Changes I received a free product to help facilitate this review. The opinions expressed in this review are mine and unbiased. For more information please see my disclosure policy located in the PR section of this site.