06 December, 2017

SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium in Ft. Worth Texas | Ridgemar Mall

*Disclaimer* I received free admission for myself and my family in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

I recently signed up to visit SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium. I had NO idea it was in the Ridgemar Mall in Ft. Worth. I'm not sure where I thought it was, but I didn't think it would be there. lol

Anyway, We drove over to the mall and we were greeted right away by employees. I told the guy who I was, and he let us back. We did pay $10 + tax for 4 tokens so we could feed the animals.

After that was taken care of, we started on our way through the aquarium. The first thing we saw were caiman alligators. Being from SW Louisiana, Alligators hold a special place in my heart...no matter WHERE they are from. I used to hold "baby" gators, about the size in this picture all the time when I lived at home in Louisiana.

 

We made our way to the other exhibits after I got over being excited about the alligators. We saw Iguanas, Capybaras, & Parakeets. There was an employee by the Capabra pin. I was only joking when I said I wanted to go and play with them...but they let me! Another lady went in with me, told me the rules and where to sit. There are three brothers. Alvin, Simon, & Theodore. They are 2 months old and absolutely ADORABLE!!

I learned so much about these babies. They are extremely curious. They saw the lady come in and thought she had their bottles (They are weening them off of the bottle). She's like their momma to them. They were climbing all over her, it was too cute. I got to pet all three of them.


There were so many awesome creatures, from fish to snakes & lizards, to my favorites....the rays! As an aspiring Marine Biology student, naturally the rays and sharks (and other fish) were my favorites. I used one of my tokens to feed the rays, I even touched the raw fish to feed them! I loved every min of it. My heart is happiest when I'm around Marine animals & the ocean.

Below are more photos. I have more, but those are on my personal FB page.





After we got home, I decided to call and see about applying to work in the marine part of the aquarium...and after talking with the lady for a few mins and telling her about wanting to become a Marine Biologist, she asked if I'd be interested in interviewing to become a volunteer intern! Naturally I said "YES!!" I meet with her very soon to go over everything and talk more about it. Doors are opening up and I cannot be more thankful. 



05 December, 2017

New CD from Kutless | Alpha/Omega

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. 



*My Review*
I absolutely LOVE Kutless. I remember listening to them when I was a teen. Before listening to the CD, I knew all but 2-3 of the songs, but I never knew they were the ones who sang them! My all time favorite song on the CD is "Your Love Awakens Me".

My 8yr old loves "Strong Tower" and "Your Love Awakens Me". It makes my heart happy to hear her sing these songs.

About Kutless:
Since signing to BEC Recordings in 2001, Kutless has transformed from a new rock band to a staple artist in the industry that has multi-format, top-charting hits, sold millions of records and more than eight million streams. Launched by original members Jon Micah Sumrall (lead vocals) and guitarist James Mead, the band formed first as a modern rock/worship band at Warner Pacific College in Portland in 2000. Kutless has two RIAA Gold-selling albums for Strong Tower and Live from Portland. The band has had 12 No. 1 radio singles across all formats including their major hits "Strong Tower,” "What Faith Can Do" and "Carry Me To The Cross.”

After more than 15 years together and reaching fans around the world, Kutless continues to be focused on sharing the Gospel with a younger generation that is searching for answers.
“We really believe that music can make a difference in people’s lives,” shares Jon Micah Sumrall. “Music is an incredibly powerful tool that can break down walls and allow us to communicate a message of hope to people who may not listen otherwise. We are still recording and performing because we really do believe it makes a difference. We hear stories all the time from people who share with us how a concert or a song has radically impacted their life, and it’s these types of testimonies that keep us going year after year.”


In 2012, Kutless formed EOTA Ministries (End of The Age) to expand their evangelistic outreach around the globe. EOTA is the non-profit arm that aids Kutless in hosting large, free outreach concerts and events. In 2015, they partnered with other organizations to bring concerts to Kiev, Ukraine and other cities for six events - the largest of their kind in that country. The next year, Kutless returned to 11 cities in Ukraine as well as in Belarus, a communist country, where more than 100,000 heard the Gospel and over 40,000 commitments to Christ.
With their upcoming album ALPHA / OMEGA, Kutless has created a collection of rock and worship songs of both original and cover tracks that are true to who the band has been for the last 17 years. They wanted to create a project that would engage the Christian community and have the greatest impact. The songs are true to who the band is at their core - rock and worship. ALPHA / OMEGA features a new version of “Strong Tower” as well as the debut radio single “King of My Heart.”
Landing page to buy/stream the record: http://smarturl.it/kutles

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27 November, 2017

Zoono Hand Sanitizer

*Disclaimer* This post is sponsored by Shoplet & Zoono hand sanitizer. I am not paid for this post, but I did receive a pack of six (6) sample bottles in exchange for my honest opinion.


I can always count on Shoplet to have the latest in all things related to Cleaning, Medical, Office supplies, Office furniture and more! Recently I was sent six (6) little bottles of Zoono hand sanitizer.

Zoono is unlike any other hand sanitizer I've ever used before. Unlike traditional sanitizer Zoono is not alcohol based, it's water based! It is supposed to be fragrance free, but I found that it still has a slight scent to it.

We have been sick later, so I gave each of our girls a bottle to keep near/with them, my husband I have a bottle with us, and I keep the 6th bottle in my car for my riders (lyft driver) to use if they wish.

If you are in the market for a new hand sanitizer, I recommend that you check out Zoono & make the switch today!! I know I'm glad I did.




Battle For Texas | San Antonio, Texas

*Disclaimer* This post is sponsored by U.S. Family Guide & Battle for Texas. I am not paid for this post, but I will receive free admission for myself and my family in exchange for an honest reveiw.




JOURNEY BACK IN TIME IN THIS COMPLETELY IMMERSIVE ADVENTURE!
Showcasing the world's most historically significant Alamo artifacts and connecting them through heart-racing multimedia re-enactments to the past they left behind.

OVER 250 ARTIFACTS TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME.
Bowie, Travis, Crockett, Sequin and Santa Anna. They're all represented in this incredible collection of many never-before-seen artifacts. This unforgettable, curated exhibition provides views with an in-depth perspective on the stirring story of the Battle of the Alamo. You'll come away inspired by the historic battle and beaming with Texas pride .

EXPERIENCE THE REAL STORY OF THE ALAMO TOLD LIKE NEVER BEFORE.
Experience the daily lives of early Texas settlers, the tensions leading up to the Texas Revolution, and the climactic battle in which the Alamo defenders sacrificed their lives for the cause of freedom.
$5 Child Admission Battle For Texas: The Experience - Make it a family day! Special $5 child ticket (plus tax & fee) with the purchase of one adult ticket at Battle For Texas: The Experience. Must present coupon 

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Austin Zoo | Austin, Tx. {{Helping Animals since 1990}}

*Disclaimer* This post is sponsored by U.S. Family Guide & the Austin Zoo. I am not paid for this post, but I will receive free passes for myself and my family in exchange for an honest opinion. 


Introducing: Homeschool Nature Series & Winter Workshop

We are excited to announce two new education programs coming to Austin Zoo!

The Homeschool Nature Series will have kids learning about biology and participating in exciting labs! Programs are designed for kids aged 7-13 years old.

The Winter Workshop is fun for the entire family! Join us this holiday season to make animal treats and human sweets! 

Come visit us!
For More Information visit: https://austinzoo.org/


22 November, 2017

SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium | Ft Worth, Texas

*Disclaimer* This post is sponsored by U.S Family Guide & SeaQuest Aquarium. I am not paid for this post, but I will received free admission for myself and my family in exchange for an honest review.


SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium offers a completely interactive, hands-on learning experience for the entire family. Designed as a 'Quest of Edutainment', visitors to SeaQuest will journey through realistically themed exhibits where they will connect with the animals through various hands on encounters such as feeding sharks, stingrays, capaybara, giant sulcata tortoises, large exotic birds species, and thousands of other creatures along the way. Anyone in search of a more daring experience can enjoy walk-in bird aviaries, feeding caiman alligators or snorkeling in their giant snorkel tank filled with reef sharks, stingrays and hundreds of other tropical fish. Sea Quest Interactive Aquarium also offers an exclusive private event venue, which is ideal for school field trips, birthday parties, and private events. Explore, discover and learn more about the world we live in, as well as create lasting memories for the entire family and kids of all ages at SeaQuest Interactive Aquariums. 

seaquestaquariums.com


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14 November, 2017

God’s Big Plans For Me Storybook Bible | Rick Warren

*Disclaimer*  This post is sponsored by Flyby Promotions. I received this book free in exchange for my honest opinion. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.


God’s Big Plans for Me Storybook Bible illustrates the 40 foundational principles written in the #1 New York Times bestseller The Purpose Driven Life by Pastor Rick Warren. With child-friendly language, engaging illustrations, and a chronological approach, Pastor Warren introduces each Bible story with a theme that aligns with one of his foundational principles. He wraps up the stories with a closing thought targeted to early readers. The colorful illustrations and narrative tone bring these beloved Bible stories to life for readers young and old. God’s Big Plans for Me Storybook Bible has foil decoration on the cover.


Want to purchase a copy for a child in your life? Click the link below! 

http://info.zondervan.com/rick-warren-childrens-books/

*My Review*
I love getting new books for my girls (all three)! It’s even better when they are Bible stories. In “God’s Big Plans For me”, there are fourty (40) stories from the Bible. I like that Rick Warren chose 40 stories, since the number “40” is an important number in the Bible. The stories start with Genesis 1 & ends with Revelation.

This Bible Storybook is geared towards early readers. It would be a great way to do family devotions so that little ones can understand, or in a Church library!

My 7 yr old loves reading the stories to my 6 yr old and myself and then we talk about what she read and what we learned for it.