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New Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash #GetNoticed

a review of New Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash

Disclosure:  The Dial Brand provided me with a sample of Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions stated here on my own.

Bring a bit of the tropics into your bathroom with new Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash.  When I first popped open the lid, I was greeted with a delightful scent that reminded me of a pina colada.  I adore all things coconut scented, although I don’t much like the taste of coconuts-  go figure!  At any rate, I was excited to give this new body wash a try.

But first a little bit about the body wash…  Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash is an innovative new product that helps you have healthier skin.  Coconut water is chock full of electrolytes and antioxidants – both of which can help replenish and hydrate your skin.  Mango is full of nutrients which can contribute to skin health.  Put them together and you have a wonderful tropical scented body wash that can help protect your skin while it cleans.

a review of New Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash

As I am getting older (I hit the big 4-0 this year!), I am paying more and more attention to my skin care routine.  I am definitely starting to show signs of aging.  While I don’t have a huge amount of time or money to devote to keeping my skin looking younger, I like it when products I already use, like moisturizing body wash, can help protect and nourish my skin.

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I really love new Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash.  I think the fresh tropical scent will be a great pick-me-up this winter when the weather is snowy and cold.  So tell me… Have you seen this new body wash in stores yet?  Will you try it?

Disclosure:  I received a complimentary sample of Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash to facilitate this review.  All opinions stated are my own and I received no additional compensation.

Easy Peasy Twinkie Cake Pops #TwinkieCookbook #MC #Sponsored

Cake pops are quick and easy to make when you start with Twinkies! #TwinkieCookbook #MC #Sponsored

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Twinkies. I received samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Ever since I was a little kid, I have always loved Twinkies.  So I was quite happy when they started showing up in stores again last summer.  We all love having a Twinkie for a snack, but did you know they are also quite fun to use in recipes?  One of my favorite recipes to make using Twinkies is Cake Pops.

Cake Pops are quite popular to make for parties.   If you have never heard of cake pops,  they are little balls of cake and icing mixed together, then dipped in white chocolate.  It’s a little bit of cake-y goodness on a stick.  So much fun!  My kids love it when I make cake pops for parties.  None of us can ever seem to stop at eating just one!

The only downside to cake pops is that they can be time-consuming to make.  First you have to bake the cake, then let it cool.  Then you have to crumble it and mix it with icing.  Then you have to freeze them so they stick together when you coat them in the chocolate.  Awhile ago, it occurred to me that I could make the process a little bit quicker if I used Twinkies instead of making the cake myself.  So I tried it and to my delight, it was the perfect ratio of cake to icing to make the little balls stick together.

For this post, I decided to jazz things up a bit and add some real fruit spread to it.  It ended up tasting a little bit like strawberry shortcake on  a stick.  Yum!  You could certainly use whatever flavor of fruit spread you like in this recipe.  I think I might try blueberry the next time I make it!

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Ingredients

  • 1 box of Twinkies, 10 count
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbs Polaner All Fruit Spread (I used Strawberry)
  • 1 Bag Wilton Candy Melts in the color of your choice
  • Sprinkles
  • Lollipop Sticks

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In a large bowl, mash the Twinkies. Add the fruit spread and use your hands to mix until everything is evenly combined and there are no noticeable chunks of Twinkies left.

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Use a cookie scoop (or your hands) to form into small balls. Place the cake balls on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper and freeze for a half hour.

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Stick a lollipop stick in each cake ball and return to the freezer for at least an additional half hour.

Cake pops are quick and easy to make when you start with Twinkies! #TwinkieCookbook #MC #Sponsored

Melt the candy melts according to package instructions. Dip each cake ball into the melted white chocolate, coating completely. Allow the excess candy coating to drip back into the bowl.  (I find it helpful to work with 3-4 at a time, leaving the rest in the freezer until I am ready for them.  This way they don’t get too soft or fall off the stick.)

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Quickly shake sprinkles over the top of each cake pop, then poke each stick into a block of styrofoam to allow the cake pops to remain upright while they harden completely.  If you cover the styrofoam block with plastic wrap, you can reuse it every time you make cake pops.  Just throw the plastic wrap away after each use.

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Store your cake pops in the refrigerator until ready to serve. If you want to make smaller or larger quantities of cake pops, the ratio is 1 Twinkie to 1/2 Tbs. fruit spread. For planning purposes, each Twinkie makes approximately 2 cake pops.  From a box of 10 Twinkies, I was able to get 24 cake pops.

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Do you have a favorite recipe you make with Twinkies?  Right now Hostess is accepting recipe submissions for a new edition of The Twinkies Cookbook.  To submit your original recipe, visit HostessCakes.com and fill out the form.  They are accepting recipes for consideration until July 31, 2014.  If your recipe is selected for inclusion,  they will contact you.  This fun recipe book is scheduled to be published next year, just in time to celebrate the 85th anniversary of Twinkies snack cakes.

I already submitted my Twinkie cake pop recipe. It would be so much fun if it is chosen to be included. If you have created a Twinkie recipe, I hope you will take a few minutes and submit it.

To learn more about the Hostess Brand and their products, be sure to check out

If you try making cake pops with Twinkies, you will have to come back and leave me a comment so I know how they turned out.  So tell me… Have you ever made a recipe that used Twinkies?  What did you make?

Blog Giveaway Roundup – July 25, 2014

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Easy Horse Cupcake Toppers

Learn how to make these cute horse cupcake toppers. They are quick and easy to make! #partydecor #cupcaketoppers

My middle daughter’s birthday was yesterday, and she had a few friends over to help celebrate her special day. Since she is obsessed with horses right now, I made some cute horse cupcake toppers to decorate her birthday cupcakes. (Please tell me I am not the only mom out there who makes cupcakes for birthdays.  They are so much easier to decorate than a whole cake!  Does that make me lazy?  LOL.)

Learn how to make these cute horse cupcake toppers. They are quick and easy to make! #partydecor #cupcaketoppers

These DIY cupcake toppers truly couldn’t have been much easier to make. Which was good, because I had plumbers and electricians in and out of my house all day yesterday, as we are converting our house from propane to natural gas. Just two hours before my daughter’s friends were due to show up and I still didn’t have the toppers made. Fortunately these go together really quickly, even if you are a harried, procrastinating mom like me :) I got 2 dozen of these toppers made in a little over a half an hour and still had plenty of time to get all my craft supplies cleaned up before everyone arrived. Phew!

I used white plastic coffee stirrers as my sticks.  I know a lot of people use Wilton sucker sticks.  I don’t like using those because they are paper coated.  The paper gets soggy when you stick them into the icing and it sits for awhile.  You don’t have that issue with plastic coffee stirrers.  Plus they are a little bit thinner so the 2 sides of the topper aren’t separated as much when you glue them together.

Follow these easy steps to make your own horse cupcake toppers:

Learn how to make these cute horse cupcake toppers. They are quick and easy to make! #partydecor #cupcaketoppers

  • Stamp your horses in brown ink on white cardstock.  The stamped image will need to fit into a 2 inch circle so you can punch them out.  The cupcake toppers I made are 2 sided, so you will need 2 images for ever one topper.  To make toppers for 24 cupcakes, I stamped 48 horse images.
  • Use the 2 inch circle punch to punch out the horse images.  Turn your punch over so you can see exactly where it is cutting so you can center the image.
  • Use the 2 1/2 inch scalloped circle punch to cut out the backings for the horse images.  You will need as many scalloped circles as you have regular circles.
  • Adhere each 2 inch circle to the patterned side of 2 1/2 inch scalloped circle.  You will want the patterned side of the paper showing around the edge of the white circles.
  • Add hot glue to the top inch and a half of the coffee stirrer and then stick it to the back side of one of the scalloped circles.  Set each aside and allow to cool.
  • Run a thin line of glue down the other side of the coffee stirrer and stick another scalloped circle on the top.  Set aside and allow it to cool.
  • Cut an 8 inch piece of baker’s twine and tie it around the coffee stirrer, just below the scalloped circle.  Tie into a bow.

Learn how to make these cute horse cupcake toppers. They are quick and easy to make! #partydecor #cupcaketoppers

Supplies / Tools Needed to Make These Horse Cupcake Toppers

If your child isn’t into horses, you could make these toppers for any themed party just by changing up the stamps and the patterned paper. I wonder if I could get my hands on a Frozen rubber stamp set for my youngest daughter’s birthday next month. That is her current obsession!

These horse cupcake toppers were a hit with my daughter and her friends, so I was glad I took the time to make them.  One summer birthday down, one more to go!  So tell me… Do you like to make party decorations for your kid’s birthday parties?  Or do you rely on store-bought decorations?  Happy crafting!

 

Preserve Your Precious Memories With YesVideo #DivaMemories

Yes Video

From the amount of posts I have here on the blog about scrapbooking, it should be no secret that memory keeping is important to me. I scrapbook, keep a journal, and shoot lots and lots of home video. I have very few pictures of me from my childhood and no videos at all. So it is very important to me to document my children as they are growing up. I want them to have lots of photos and videos so they can look back and remember the joy of being a kid.

When our video camera broke a few years ago, I was devastated because I had never gotten around to copying the tapes to DVD. To make matters worse, video cameras weren’t being made anymore that used those types of mini tapes. So I figured that those home videos were lost forever. Then I learned about YesVideo.

YesVideo can help preserve your precious family memories by converting old tapes to DVD, even the smaller tapes from older camcorders. I can’t tell you how excited to learn that those recordings wouldn’t be lost forever! So I picked out a few older tapes that we didn’t have equipment to play anymore and sent them into YesVideo.

I can’t tell you how much it means to me to be able to watch these videos again. My oldest child is out of the house, my son is a Junior in high school, and my 2 youngest will be teenagers in just a few short years. The years go by so quickly. I love that YesVideo has helped me be able to enjoy home videos from when they were all little.

Not only did they send me a dvd for each of the tapes sent in, but they also uploaded the videos online so I can easily share them with family and friends.

Here are a few snippets from the videos that YesVideo was able to preserve for me.

This video is of my son in the school play. They did The Wizard of Oz that year. He was in kindergarten at the time and played a Munchkin! Watching the video again makes this mama’s heart melt a little. He was such a cutie!

This next video is from my middle daughters kindergarten literacy program. As part of the program, they performed several cute songs for the parents. I am so grateful to be able to watch this again and remember how small and adorable she was.

The final video I sent off was from my oldest daughter’s first marching band mini camp. They had just gotten the music that afternoon and it was impressive to see how far they got in just a few hours. Marching band is huge in our family. My husband and I met in Beavercreek’s High School marching band. My oldest daughter and son have been blessed to go through the same program, with the same director no-less. We love the fall because it means turning into band groupies and going to all the marching band competitions. So I love that YesVideo was able to save this special home video from such a fun time in my oldest daughter’s high school career.

If it weren’t for YesVideo, these memories would have been lost to us. I was so happy to have discovered YesVideo and have several more tapes I will be sending off to them soon to convert to DVD.   I love how easy they make the whole process and was pleased with how well the videos turned out.

Do you have some old home video tapes lying around that you would love to have converted to DVD?  The process is quick and easy with YesVideo.  You can learn more about their video conversion service at the following links.

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YesVideo would like to bless one lucky A Heart Full of Love reader with a $50 YesVideo Gift Card so you can try out their service for yourself.  Entry is easy through the Rafflecopter form.  The giveaway is open to US residents only and ends Monday July 28, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST.

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Disclosure: This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and YesVideo. I received the featured service free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

Think Teleflora for Birthday and Anniversary Gifts! #TelefloraGiveaway

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There are several summer birthdays in our family and I am always looking for fun gift ideas. This year, I think I am going to treat everyone to beautiful summer bouquets from Teleflora.com. Fresh cut flowers make the home so bright and cheerful and are a great way to let someone know that you care!  I know I love getting flowers for birthdays myself, so I am pretty sure my family members will love receiving a beautiful flower arrangement as well.

I am always so impressed with the wonderful selection of beautiful bouquets that Teleflora offers. With so many arrangements to choose from, there is a little something for everyone’s tastes and budget.

Here are a few arrangements that I am considering sending as gifts over the next few months. Help me decide! Which are your favorites?

The smiley face mug on this one brought a great big smile to my face.  I just love how cheerful it is!

I just love that this one comes in a little basket.

I have always loved the color purple, so this one immediately caught my eye. I love that it is embellished with pretty butterflies!

This arrangement is so colorful. I love how it looks how the flowers are popping out of the box as a surprise!

How fun is this one? The flowers are arranged to look like a birthday cake!

In addition to birthdays, Teleflora can also deliver anniversary flowers.  What a great way to remember that special couple’s big day than a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers?

No matter what the occassion, I highly recommend Teleflora.  All Teleflora bouquets are carefully hand-arranged by a local florist and then hand-delivered. I have received Teleflora arrangements in the past, and have always been pleased with the quality.

Want to surprise someone special with a beautiful Teleflora flower arrangement?  Teleflora is offering 20% off flowers to all A Heart Full of Love readers with the special coupon code JULY4C.  (Just enter that code at checkout, or if you click on the link above, the coupon code is already embedded to make things easier.)  This coupon code is valid until October 16, 2014.

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Now for a fun giveaway! One lucky A Heart Full of Love winner will receive a $75 Gift Code for Teleflora.com. Entry is easy through the Rafflecopter form below.

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Good luck!  Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, but all opinions stated are my own.

 

Blog Giveaway Roundup – July 18, 2014

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Our Visit to the Studio Movie Grill and a Giveaway

Review of our visit to Studio Movie Grill in Columbus, Ohio

A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of visiting the Studio Movie Grill  in Columbus, Ohio to see How To Train Your Dragon 2.  (Disclosure:  Our family received complimentary passes to facilitate this review.)  Studio Movie Grill isn’t your standard movie theater.  It’s a full service restaurant as well.  The best part?  The waiters come right to your seat in the theater to take your order and bring you your food.

I wasn’t quite sure how that would work since it is stadium style seating.  I had visions of food magically appearing on the tray in front of you like it does in the Great Hall in Harry Potter :)  That’s not quite how it works, but the waiters are barely noticeable and don’t disrupt anyone’s movie viewing, even if you want to order something in the middle of the movie.

Review of our visit to Studio Movie Grill in Columbus, Ohio

One thing I love about Studio Movie Grill is that your seats are reserved.  When you purchase your tickets, you are shown a seating chart and asked to pick your seats.  We sat in the balcony and had a great view.

Review of our visit to Studio Movie Grill in Columbus, Ohio

After you get your tickets,  you will be asked to wait in the lobby until the theater is ready.  They have a bar in the lobby area, if you want anything to drink while you are waiting.  They come over and tell you personally that your theater is ready, instead of announcing it over a loudspeaker.  I just love that personal touch!

Review of our visit to Studio Movie Grill in Columbus, Ohio

After we were seated, we decided to order some food.  We had been given a menu when we got our tickets and were surprised at the great selection.  However, we already had lunch before we got there, so we settled for popcorn and drinks.  I almost wish we hadn’t eaten beforehand though because Studio Movie Grill has a full menu of gourmet food from appetizers and entrees to desserts.   They even have selections just for the kids.  You can check out the full Studio Movie Grill menu here.

Review of our visit to Studio Movie Grill in Columbus, Ohio

Our waiter arrived quickly to take our order and we had our snacks about 5 minutes after that.  The popcorn comes in baskets instead of standard paper buckets and the drinks come in real glasses instead of disposable.  It definitely has a classier feel than your standard movie theater.

We really enjoyed our afternoon at the Studio Movie Grill and will definitely visit again the next time we are back up in Columbus.

Is there a Studio Movie Grill location near you?  Studio Movie Grill has theaters in OH, IN, GA, TX, AZ, NC, and IL.  Be sure to check their locations to see if there is one near you.

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Now for a fun giveaway.   One lucky winner will receive Studio Movie Grill Passes for the winner and their immediate family so they can enjoy a movie.  (Passes are good for admission to one film and must be used by 12/31/14. )  Submit your entries through the Rafflecopter form.  Before entering,  please make sure that there is a Studio Movie Grill location near you.

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Disclosure:  I received complimentary passes for my family to see a movie at Studio Movie Grill.  No other compensation was received and all opinions stated are my own.

Big Splash Adventure Water Park and Resort – Fun for the Whole Family

Big Splash Adventure Water Park and Resort - fun for the entire family!  #familyfun #IndianaFamilyFun #waterpark

This past weekend we had the opportunity to visit the Big Splash Adventure Water Park in French Lick, Indiana. (Disclosure: We were given complimentary day passes in exchange for an honest review of our visit.) We have never visited an indoor water park before so we were so excited about getting to spend the day playing in the water.

Big Splash Adventure Water Park and Resort - fun for the entire family!  #familyfun #IndianaFamilyFun #waterpark

About Big Splash Adventure Water Park and Resort: Big Splash Adventure is a 40,000 square foot indoor water park, featuring pirate-themed decor.  It has several water slides, a lazy river ride, and tons of fun for the entire family.  With one of the largest retractable roofs in the United States, the temperature in the park is always pleasant and comfortable. Big Splash Adventure is open 9:30 am to 9:30 pm during the summer months.  (Be sure to check their operating hours if you are visiting during other times of the year.) Big Splash Adventure Resort features 154 guest rooms and water park admission is included with your stay.  If you just want to visit for the day, day passes are also available.

Big Splash Adventure Water Park and Resort - fun for the entire family!  #familyfun #IndianaFamilyFun #waterpark

The attractions:

  • 4 water slides (2 require an inner tube, 2 don’t).  Silver Beard’s Revenge sends you down a tube to a large bowl where you spiral toward the center and then splash down into a run out.  The other inner tube slide is the Jolly Roger Jetty which sends you hurling through seven curves before depositing you into the splash pool.  Scallyway Scuttle and Pirate’s Plunder are both fully-enclosed fast and winding body slides.
  • Lost Treasure Lagoon.  This indoor pool area features water basketball, a Vortex section which features a circular current, and a Lilypad to cross.
  • Lost River.  This lazy river ride will send guests floating through the park with lots of fun surprises along the way, including waterfalls and water jets.
  • 2 areas for younger guests.    For babies and toddlers, they have the Splish Splash Pool.  There are baby swings which allow little ones to dip their toes in the water while swinging.  There is also a toddler sized slide.  The whole area is just 9 inches deep.  For kids who are a little bit older, there is Buccaneer Bay.  It features lots of interactive play, water sprays, and two body slides.  The 1,000 gallon dumping bucket is also great fun when it sends water dumping onto guests below on the platforms.
  • An adults only area.   Palm Cove is a hot tub for guests 18 and older.  It is perfect for for moms and dads who want to relax for awhile.  The water is a balmy 101 degrees and features soothing water jets to help you unwind a bit.
  • Outdoor pool.  During the summer months, you can head outdoors and soak up the sun in the Outdoor Leisure Pool.    Younger kids will enjoy the water geysers while older kids will enjoy playing a game of water basketball.

Big Splash Adventure Water Park and Resort - fun for the entire family!  #familyfun #IndianaFamilyFun #waterpark

For non-swimmers:

My kids don’t have much opportunity to swim, and despite having taken lessons have never really gotten good at it.  So I was concerned that they would be stuck in the kiddie area the entire time.  I am happy to say that they were able to participate in everything at Big Splash Adventure.  None of the water is very deep.  If I remember correctly, the deepest water anywhere in the park was less than 4 feet.

As a parent, I definitely appreciated that the water depth is very clearly marked in all areas. In addition, there were plenty of life vests available for kids.  So even if your child is not a great swimmer, there is plenty they can do at Big Splash Adventure.

Big Splash Adventure Water Park and Resort - fun for the entire family!  #familyfun #IndianaFamilyFun #waterpark

Our favorites: Hands-down, the kids all said that the Jolly Roger Jetty water slide was their favorite.  The girls loved that they could ride it together on a double inner tube. My husband’s favorite was the Silver Beard Revenge water slide.  The first time he rode it, he jokingly told me that now he knows what it feels like to be flushed down a toilet!  He ended up riding it several times over the course of the day.

Big Splash Adventure Water Park and Resort - fun for the entire family!  #familyfun #IndianaFamilyFun #waterpark

Since I didn’t think it was a good idea to go on any of the water slides given my back surgery in January, my favorite ended up being the Lost River ride.  It was so relaxing to float along in the inner tube.  I also really loved the Palm Cove.  So relaxing!

What could be improved: We had a great time at Big Splash Adventure.  However, we did have one complaint.  There were not enough inner tubes.  They could have easily used twice as many for the number of guests they had!  We weren’t alone in feeling this was a problem.  This was a complaint we heard over and over again from other visitors as the day progressed.

The problem was that the same inner tubes were used for the lazy river ride and the 4 water slides.  Nearly everyone coming down the water slides were taking their inner tubes with them and riding again.  So it made for a long wait if  you wanted to get your hands on an inner tube.

They need a better way to organize this so it is fair for all guests.  The free-for-all system they currently have makes people unnecessarily annoyed when they are supposed to be spending the day relaxing and having fun.  I would suggest having an attendant that takes the inner tubes as guests exit the water slides.  Then the attendant can pass the inner tubes over to people waiting in line.  By organizing this process somehow, they would have happier guests.  Just my two cents!


Big Splash Adventure Water Park and Resort - fun for the entire family!  #familyfun #IndianaFamilyFun #waterpark

Things to note before you visit Big Splash Adventure:

Towels - Complimentary towels are available for hotel guest only.  If you are just visiting for the day, you need to bring own beach towels.   Actually from what we saw, the towels provided are pretty small.  So you will probably want to bring your own beach towels even if you are staying overnight at the resort.

Snack bar – Just off the arcade is a snack bar where you can grab a quick lunch.  They offer pizza (which seemed to be a popular choice), burgers, hot dogs, etc.  So if you are going to be there over lunch time, you don’t  have to leave the water park to eat.

Lockers – We had come prepared with a bag full of quarters to stow our stuff in a locker. We discovered that Big Splash Adventure has a different sort of system for their lockers.  The rate is $6.42 to rent the locker for the whole day.  You are given a wrist band that contains an RF chip which will allow you to get in your locker as many times as you want over the course of the day.  You just hold the wristband up to the lock and it unlocks it for you.

We had a bit of an issue with our wristband. My husband had been wearing it and when he got off one of the waterslides, he noticed it was missing.  He had no idea how it came off.  Normally you have to cut those wristbands off with scissors!  At any rate, a very nice Big Splash Adventure employee promptly helped us by getting us a new wristband.  He even helped move our stuff over to the new locker we were given.  We were so grateful for his help!

Day Pass Rates – We were sent 4 passes, so we had to buy one additional day pass.  The rate for a day pass is $21.95 for adults and $19.95 for children 12 and under or seniors 60 and older.  Children 2 and under are free.

Spending The Night – Rooms include a complimentary 2-day waterpark pass for up to 4 guests.  Your stay also includes a complimentary hot breakfast in the morning.  For more information, be sure to check out their rooms and suites.

Restrictions On The Water Slides: There were standard theme park ride type warnings on all the water slides.  Since I had back surgery in January, I obeyed the warnings and stayed off the slides, even though I would have loved to try them out.  There were also height restrictions on the slides as well, but my kids were all tall enough to go on everything.  Just be aware though that if you are visiting with small children or with someone who has had a recent injury or surgery, they might not be able to participate in all the attractions.

Big Splash Adventure Water Park and Resort - fun for the entire family!  #familyfun #IndianaFamilyFun #waterpark

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Big Splash Adventure Water Park and Resort - fun for the entire family!  #familyfun #IndianaFamilyFun #waterpark All in all we had a wonderful day at Big Splash Adventure.  Since we had a three hour drive to get home, we didn’t stay until the waterpark closed, but we felt we got a full day’s worth of fun in anyway since we were there right when it opened.  The waterpark has plenty to do for kids of all ages and we felt it was a good value for the day pass admission price.  If you ever find yourself in the French Lick, Indiana area, I highly recommend spending a day at Big Splash Adventure.

Disclosure:  We received 4 complimentary day passes to Big Splash Adventure to facilitate this review.  All other expenses were paid for by us, including the additional day pass.  All opinions stated are my own.

Blog Giveaway Roundup – July 11, 2014

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