Friday, April 24, 2015

The Top Rated- Promised Land Zoo- Branson

Another excursion we’re taking next month in Branson is to the Promised Land Zoo (PL zoo.) It is a top rated zoo, and Branson’s only zoo. It is family owned and operated, and dedicated to giving every visitor a personalized zoo experience.

We love animals and can’t wait to visit the PL zoo. While you’re at the PL zoo there are so many unique opportunities to see the animals. One way to view the animals is to take the Foot Safari. This is where you will see exhibits of animals from all around the world. Such as zebra, kangaroos and lemurs. There are 9 acres to cover, on the Foot Safari, and you can really get up close to the animals. This could take about 2 hrs to cover everything, and sounds really fun.

Promised Land Zoo also offers Exclusive Encounters. These are special behind the scenes experiences. Each encounter has 10-20 min of play time, where you can feed, pet and play with the group of animals that you choose. Some of the Encounters that are available are the Big Cat Tour, The Owl Encounter and The Two-Toed Sloths Encounter (there are 4 more encounters besides these too.) I may want to do the Sloths Encounter while I’m there, since I have never seen one in person before, and it would be really exciting to be able to feed, play and give them back scratches!

The zoo also has Live Animal shows, Bottle Feeding Babies, and a Parakeet Paradise for visitors to enjoy. This looks like such a great zoo, and we can’t wait to explore it in person! 

Snow Day!

This is Spring? Doesn't the snow ever go away? No wonder winter always seems so long.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

An Avengers Experience of a Lifetime and a Subway Gift Card Giveaway! (Canada)

Fans can purchase any SUBWAY® meal deal and receive one of six free Avengers augmented reality collector cards and then download “Cinema App” on the App Store or Google Play to bring the cards to life.

Next, fans can visit and enter the unique PIN code found on each collector card for a chance to instantly win a $25 or $50 SUBWAY® cash card and be entered for a chance to win one of three grand prize trips to an Avengers-themed location.

Kids can also share in the Avengers excitement in-store through the purchase of a limited edition Kids’ Pak®. Each Kids’ Pak® comes with a four-inch sandwich, SUBWAY® apple slices, Minute Maid fruit juice and one of six different 3D play kits from the hit animated series, “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble.”

The in-store sweepstakes runs from April 13, 2015 until July 14, 2015 at participating SUBWAY® Restaurants from coast-to-coast.

Subway would also love to have us give one lucky reader a $20 Subway gift card to Tweet this giveaway! A random draw will be made by on May 4, 2015 from all entries received.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time For Spring Cleaning!

Spring is here and it’s time for some spring cleaning! You'll want to tackle that dirt and dust that's been hanging around all winter out of everything. Like your bedding, curtains and linens to name a few things. Wow- there is so much to clean! Some products that can help though, are the OxiClean and Arm & Hammer products lines.

OxiClean has a whole line of laundry products. These will be great for your Spring cleaning laundry needs. Such as the new liquid OxiClean Laundry detergent. It has a fresh scent and provides a powerful deep clean. I love my laundry to have that outdoor fresh smell don't you?  Oxiclean also has new detergent packs too, which are convenient, and mess free .

They also have some pre-treat products that you can use. Like the MaxForce Gel stick pre treater. This thick gel is great at breaking down stubborn stains. Or their multi-purpose stain remover. This spray works really well on tough stains on garments and even on upholstery. So you could give your couch a little spring cleaning too!

Arm & Hammer also carries  nice products for your laundry. Like the new Crystal Burst Power Paks or the Super Washing Soda Detergent Booster. The Booster gives extra cleaning and freshening to tough household jobs. It works not only as a laundry booster, but also can be used as a household cleaner too. And it  is an all natural product!

Next you may want to clean some of your dishes, glassware and silverware. OxiClean has products for this. OxiClean uses the power of oxygen to remove tough stains, film and spots. Switch to OxiClean Extreme Power Crystals and you won’t have to pre-wash or even re-wash your dishes!

Lastly, for Spring Cleaning, you may want to do some freshening up around the house. Some Arm & Hammer products can help with that. Such as the Arm & Hammer Fridge Fresh. It’s a fridge deodorizer that eliminates odors so foods are fresher longer. Or the Arm & Hammer Carpet Deodorizers. I love this product! One of my personal faves! It absorbs and eliminate odors in your carpet and leaves a long-lasting scent.

So if you are ready for some Spring cleaning then OxiClean and Arm & Hammer both have many different products for all your needs! Now after all that don't you feel like cleaning something! 

Mothers Day Gift Guide 2015

Mother's Day is right around the corner, and it is the time to show your mom or mother-figure just how much they mean to you. Although nothing can make up for all the worries, sleepless nights and the vast amounts of love and understanding that moms give us, we can at least try, right? This Mothers Day give your mom a "gift that is straight from the heart" and show her how much you appreciate everything she has done for you, and continues to do. Like

Gift ideas from:

This Reversible Health Grill & Griddle is the perfect gift for Mom this Mother’s Day. Cook omelettes, pancakes, and grilled-cheese sandwiches on the flat surface, then turn it over and grill your meats and vegetables. Once you are finished, the reversible griddle and the removable tray are dishwasher safe for an easy cleanup.

This 1 Cup Coffee Maker is a great idea for your mom this Mother’s Day. With a sleek design and an illuminated on/off switch, this coffee maker is perfect for home or office use. Conveniently comes with a ceramic mug, but fits a wide variety of mug sizes.

  • Perfect for an on-the-go super juice, chopped salad, frozen dessert, smooth dips, soups or even pizza dough, the 2-in-1 is a convenient choice
  • Features a 700 Watt Power Pod with One-Touch Pulse Technology®
  • Includes a 40-ounce All-in-One Processor Bowl, two 16-ounce Nutri Ninja® Cups and two Sip & Seal™ Lids
  • All detachable parts, except the geared lid, are dishwasher safe, and all parts are BPA free
  • Available at major retailers nationwide at $99.99 MSRP

Shark® Rotator® Powered Lift-Away®

  • Rotator® power nozzle with motorized brush that deep cleans and reaches further under furniture
  • Powerful LED headlights on the nozzle and handle to improve visibility under furniture or in dark, hard-to-see spaces
  • Fingertip Controls for easy transitions between hard floors, carpet and area rugs
  • Additional features include:
    • Hard Floor Genie™ bare floor attachment picks up large debris and fine dust in one easy step
    • Extra-long 30 foot power cord provides maximum range for cleaning large spaces
    • Specialized tools to offer versatility in cleaning include a premium pet power brush, upholstery tool, flexible crevice tool and canister caddy 
  • Available at retailers nationwide starting at $299 MSRP

 A Little Soapy Business-

Mom's love to be pampered (who doesn't?) so give her a treat of all natural products that will make her feel really special. A Little Soapy Business located on the coast of British Columbia offers all natural, handmade products. Get the perfect gift for the special lady in your life presented a beautiful bamboo weaved basket. Gift wrapped and delivered to her door if you wish, it can't get much easier than that! Place your order soon to avoid disappointment.


Breville provides just another great way to save mom time in the kitchen, leaving her more time to spend with the ones she loves!  When long days come and dinner feels like a chore, this state-of-the-art electronic deep fryer, with seven pre-set temperature and time settings, will do the thinking for you!  Heating up to 380°F, the Smart Fryer™ will deliver the right temperature at just the right time. The Smart Fryer™ also comes equipped with a twice-fried function for restaurant quality French fries, and makes adjustments for fresh or frozen ingredients. To make dinner prep easier, the Smart Fryer’s custom settings allow you to pre-program your favorite dish!  Keeping both mom and kids happy, the Smart Fryer™ makes for the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Hallmark Canada-

Framed Embroidered Sentiments

MSRP: $12.95 each
Celebrate the little moments in a bigger way with `Life is a Special Occasion’ from Hallmark. These distressed painted metal frames offer even more words to call attention to the magic of everyday life. Available in designs including: Friendship, Thank Goodness for Moms and Love Is Everything.

Ready-to-Go Gift Bag

MSRP: $3.99 – $6.99 Small-Medium-Large
Make sure to wrap up all your goodies with these bright and cheerful, convenient gift wrap solutions. Each bag includes tissue.

All The Above Clothing-

All The Above Clothing believes that fashion is an opportunity for self expression. Yet many clothing lines do not take this opportunity to stand for something meaningful. All The Above Clothing exists to connect with people through inspirational clothing.

All The Above Clothing is inspirational fashion.
1) They start with an inspirational quote.
2) They build an abstract and cryptic design.
3) They print the inspiration on the inside of the item.

You love your mother from the inside out.  This Mother’s Day, give her clothing inspired from the inside out.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Zenni Optical Review Plus $50 Gift Card Giveaway (Canada/USA)

Do you need some new eyeglasses? There are many reasons why you may like to buy a new pair. Maybe yours broke or you misplaced them. Or sometimes you just would like to have an extra pair of glasses. It could also be that you saw a really nice frame that you would like to have. Well, for whatever reason you need some new eyeglasses then you will want to shop at an online prescription eyeglass site.
Zenni Optical has a large selection of frames and lenses for men, women and kids too. And you won’t believe their prices. Their frame selection is sure to fit your budget. That is because Zenni Optical’s principle is that you shouldn't have to spend hundreds on eyeglasses, which is more than they cost to make. 

Gerry reviewed a pair and loved the fact that they felt weightless on his face and looked great for an inexpensive pair of glasses.

So whether you want to look trendy, sporty or whatever look you want then Zenni Optical is sure to fit your needs. With prices that can’t be beat at the “mall eyeglass stores,” you can buy several pairs at Zenni Optical for less than one pair of theirs! 

Zenni Optical has offered a $50 gift card to one of our lucky Canadian or American readers. A random draw will be made on May 3, 2015 by from all entries received. 

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Branson, Missouri's Acrobats of China

When we go to Branson, we are planning on seeing a show called Acrobats of China. It is playing at the Yokov’s Theater in Branson, MO. We can’t wait to see one of China’s most acclaimed dance troupes perform. They are the FenMo Acrobats from Jinan China.

This show has been specially designed for the stage at Yokov’s Theater. It has more than 40 acrobats who showcase classic Chinese dance and physical-performance arts. There is also exotic backdrops, state of the art lighting and colorful and stunning costumes.

The Acrobats of China is like no other show and resembles the Peking Opera. It is fast paced and edge of your seat entertainment. It is loaded with excitement, energy and striking beauty.

There is a revolving program of unique acts during the show. Some of the features during the show, include the lion dance and the dancing dragon. You will also see such things as aerial fish ballet and something called butterfly lovers. During this amazing show there are also pole climbers,spinning plates, and daring trapeze acts. And so much more!

We are so excited that we are going to see the Acrobats of China, next month, when we are in Branson!

April 22 is Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22 is Earth Day. This is an annual event, that is now celebrated worldwide, and demonstrates support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970 in the US, and is now global and celebrated in over 192 countries every year.

Earth day aims to educate people on environmental issues, so they can understand their responsibilities on behalf of the planet. It helps raise awareness on the impact that we have on the environment. It also gives people ideas on what they can do about it, such as going green. Some ideas are recycling and less energy consumption. Also less paper consumption, and taking public transportation are other things people can do to help the environment.

This year marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. And it is more important now than ever, as climate changes are becoming more apparent and a new understanding of the consequences our actions are having on the Earth and environment. Come see what others are doing for our planet- 

London Drugs:

Since 2008, customers and staff at London Drugs have actively participated in the What’s the Green Deal? recycling program at London Drugs. Throughout that time the company has kept old electronics, batteries and any other recyclable items out of landfill sites in every community supported by London Drugs. The Green Deal recycling program accepts ink cartridges, Brita water filters, electronics, light bulbs, batteries, cell phones, Styrofoam and more. For full information on what is accepted at London Drugs please visit

Speaking of protecting the earth, did you know that according to a recent study conducted for the Ad Council, 52% of Americans don’t know which items can be recycled in the bathroom. And only 10% of Americans have a recycling bin in their bathroom, compared to the 45% who have them in the kitchen. Whether it’s hairspray, leave-in conditioner or dry shampoo, many of your favorite beauty products and packaging can take on another life through recycling. For example, your shampoo bottle could be recycled into a hairbrush, or you might find a great new dress made from the recycled plastic of your favorite bottle of lotion. Visit to learn more about what your personal care products can become when properly recycled. #berecycled"

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tips For Making Sure Your Family Is Financially Secure In 2015

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Everyone knows how stressful it can be when their family is not financially secure. You never know how much money you can afford to spend because living can be tough on a tight budget. With that in mind, we’re going to offer some tips this morning that should help to improve your situation. No matter where you might live in the world, there are always changes you can make. Getting a better job with decent pay would be ideal, but that isn't always possible. However, using our tips should make your life easier. 

Cut back on spending

If you need more cash, you should aim to limit the amount you spend. One of the largest expenses faced by the average family is their monthly food bill. Luckily, there is lots of good advice online about feeding your family on a budget. You simply have to look for ideas and implement them. The basic rule of thumb is that you want to stay away from luxury stores and shop at their cheaper alternatives. Supermarkets like Aldi could help you to save thousands over the course of a year. 

Reduce your debts

Many families worry about their financial security because they have lots of large debts. If that applies to you, now is the best time to get things sorted. Speak with your creditors and see if it is possible to pay your debts off for a reduced rate. Presuming they won’t let you do that, you might like to consider getting an IVA. By using an  IVA calculator, you can find out whether or not you are eligible in a matter of minutes. If you are, you need to get in touch with a suitable firm as soon as possible. An IVA will lump all your debts together into one affordable monthly payment. That could be exactly what you need. 

Start an automated business

You might think that starting a business would involve a lot of hard work, and you’d be right. However, we live in the digital age, and so it is easier than ever to launch something that creates profit automatically. Perhaps you should launch a website that contains useful information people require. That would allow you to make money from advertising banners, and so you simply have to drive high levels of traffic to the site. You could even look at the possibility of affiliate marketing. 

Downsize your home

If you’re still struggling to make ends meet, it might be time to downsize your home. Either that or you could move to a less desirable area. Those who have had their mortgage for a long time might even make a profit out of the move. If nothing else though, it will reduce your monthly mortgage payments and give you a little more cash to play with. 

We hope you are now ready to make positive changes and help your family to become financially secure in the near future. Our tips should be a good starting point, but you need to implement more ideas if you want the best outcomes. Catch you back here soon!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower- Branson, Missouri

We have found somewhere else to explore while we're going to be in Branson next month. It's the Sheperd of the Hills Inspiration Tower.

Inspiration Tower is Branson’s “landmark on the horizon” — a massive 230′ tall structure.Open Year Round 9AM to 5PM Inspiration Tower is Branson’s “landmark on the horizon” — a massive 230′ tall structure located Inspiration Tower on Inspiration Point in The Shepherd of the Hills Homestead. Constructed and erected in 1989, the Tower’s opening celebrated the 100th anniversary of Harold Bell Wright’s first visit to the area. It weighs 3 million pounds, cost approximately $1.5 million to build, contains over 92,000 pounds of structural steel, and can withstand a constant wind of 172 mph or gusts of up to 224 mph! A convoy of 43 concrete trucks filled the Tower foundation, which contains five miles’ worth of rebar weighing 34.5 tons. The Tower also contains over 4,400 square feet of glass – enough to cover a third of a football field! Two glass elevators transport visitors to the spacious, enclosed observation deck. The panoramic views are absolutely phenomenal, in any season. On a clear day, you can see over 90 miles. There’s also a specialty gift shop, snack bar and restrooms on the ground level. 

During November and December, Inspiration Tower is transformed into the Ozarks’ largest Christmas tree for the Trail of Lights! The Tower is open year-round. Can't wait to see it!