Wienervention Review/Giveaway♥

Let’s be frank: Friends shouldn't let friends eat bad meat. It's time to stage a "Wienervention" and Applegate is here to help. A new survey finds that while 92% of Americans bought hot dogs in the last year, 80% agreed that most hot dogs are low quality and unhealthy. So when it comes to hot dogs, Applegate think it's time for a "cleaner wiener." More than 90% of people who consume hot dogs would rather purchase franks with a short ingredient statement, and that's where Applegate steps in. Their ingredient list is simple: beef (that has never been administered antibiotics or hormones), water, salt and spices. It's time to say goodbye to those dirty dogs filled with sodium phosphate, sodium nitrate, and who knows what else!

Lake Compounce Bear Creek Campground Review♥

The Lake Compounce Bear Creek Campground is a brand new 15 acre campground which features 20 fully furnished cabins that sleep up to 10 people, 56 RV sites with water and electricity hook ups, and 30 tent sites. In addition, five tipis have been added to the campground; each sleeping six and equipped with cots, electrical outlets and a miniature refrigerator. The campground also has a main lodge that features a general store for stocking up on camping staples, as well as a 24-hour restroom, shower and laundry facility. Each campsite has a picnic table perfect for games and meals, and a campfire pit for barbeques.

Groovy Lab in a Box Review/Giveaway♥

Groovy Lab in a Box is full of everything a child needs to learn about and do hands on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experiments. Their monthly box activates thinking, questioning, inquiring, and original creation as they guide children through “SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY & the ENGINEERING DESIGN PROCESS.” It’s probably something a little bit different from other experiments experienced in the past. Each month features all the supplies needed to complete activities, experiments, and design challenges outlined in their custom, subject specific lab notebook along with FUN web based learning in “ a Box” found on their website. If children are “engineering” their very own original designs, then they are doing the “E” in STEM. It’s the application of their prior knowledge in science, mathematics, and utilization of technology that they apply in order to create! All children are natural “STEMists!” STEM•ist /stĕmʹĭst/ n. expert in applying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Explorer, creator, inventor…STEMist!

Lake Compounce Bear Creek Campground♥

Bear Creek Campground Bristol, Connecticut is opening to the public in early July and offer guests Tent Sites, TeePees, Cabins and RVs. The campground is owned by and shares property with the oldest continuously operating amusement park in the country, Lake Compounce Family Theme Park. Guests will be able to not only rent camp sites, cabins and tipis, but will also be able to purchase two-day passes to Lake Compounce for the price of a general one-day ticket. From riding the award winning wooden coaster, Bolder Dash, and splashing in Connecticut’s largest water park, Crocodile Cove, it’s a deal that can’t be beat. With the theme park just a short walk or tram ride away, guests can easily travel back and forth between their site and the park for the ultimate family fun experience.

My family and I were invited to stay a night at Bear Creek Campground. We will be staying in a Cabin and the following day exploring Lake Compounce and their new Organics options. I am so excited to share our visit, so please stay tuned! And in the meantime, enjoy $7.00 off the regular Admission gate price via Lake Compounce using promo code SUMMER2014.

Reservations for Bear Creek Campground are now being accepted online at Sites start at $35 per night, and campers may purchase discounted tickets to Lake Compounce Theme Park and Crocodile Cove Water Park upon checking in. Group rates will also be available. Visit or call 860-583-3300 x6905 for additional details.