V-Thunder Pickup Electric RC Truck review

*I was given this product free of charge but all opinions are my own.
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We got this truck for my son’s 6th birthday and he loves it! The huge selling point is that is comes with rechargeable batteries. We got a helicopter a while back that didn’t and it was such a pain to keep having to buy new batteries. The V-Thunder Pickup Electric RC Truck  is a really fun RC truck and my kids can’t get enough. 

It has Flashing LED Wheel Lights and plays a Variety of Songs! This truck can even go outdoors so my kids love playing with it inside and outside. 

It requires 6v 700mAh Battery to run and the Remote Control requires 9V Battery to run which are both included. I would suggest getting some 9V batteries tto have on hand because that battery is not rechargeable. 

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I was impressed with how big the truck was as well as how sturdy it is. My kids can be hard on their toys and this one hasn’t broken yet. It can run in the dirt and all over our yard which is nice because are yard is far from level. It keeps my kids entertained for hours since all 3 of my older kids can control it.

Also make sure you have a screwdriver on hand too because in order to charge the truck, you have to unscrew the battery pack. 

This would be a great birthday or Christmas present and they sell it on amazon.com so check it out.  

 

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Copper Mountain, Colorado…The Perfect Summer Getaway

 * We were given activity passes free of charge but all opinions are my own.

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My husband and I decided to tour Colorado this year instead of vacationing out of state and our first stop was Copper Mountain, Colorado. If you are a local, it’s just a 20 minute drive from Breckenridge and is right off I-70. I haven’t been to Copper in YEARS and have only been in the winter so I was excited to check out what they have to offer in the summer.

A local once told me Colorado Summers are actually more popular than their winters and I can say we sure did have a lot of fun on our 2 day stay in Copper.

We have kids from ages 1-7 so I was wondering if they offered activities for such a wide range of ages and they did!

This summer they are offering activity passes and we got one for all the kids except the 1 year old and the adults. What I liked about these passes is some things were 1 time uses like the zip line but other things were unlimited like the bumper boats, rock climbing and diggler. So you can fill up your entire day with these activity passes.

Things to do:

There is so much to do at Copper and I recommend the Summer Activity Day Pass. It’s $49 which includes three bungee, one zip line and one go-kart session, unlimited access to mini golf, bike haul, diggler, scenic chair, lake activities and climbing wall.

$2 off additional Bungee, Zip Line and Go Karts for the pass holder when they run out. Additional purchases are non-transferrable, must be used by pass holder.

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The first thing we decided to do was the bungee jumping. The kids were able to do it 3 times per day and while they were jumping my little one played in the sandbox and cute little house right next to the bungee. It worked out perfect!

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All of the activities were within walking distance which was nice having so many kids. 

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There was so many photo opps and these jumbo chairs were all over the place!

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I wasn’t sure if my kids would be scared of the zip line but they loved it! My 4 year old was even big enough to do it!

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At the lake you can do the zipline, ride in the bumper boats (which my 1 year old could even ride with me) and they have fun hydrobikes. I seriously want one of these bikes at our house!

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These bikes are called Digglers and the kids were able to take them all over the resort to go between activities. 

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This climbing wall is no joke but 3 of my older kids could scale it. The guy working there was amazing and was so patient and helpful with the kids. He said when it gets hot, one side of the wall turns into a waterfall where the kids can play.

We had a BLAST on the go karts! There wasn’t anyone in line so they let us ride extra long. My 4 year old was able to ride with me and one of the attendants was nice enough to ride with my oldest since we were down an adult. 

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This photo and the first photo in this post was taken at the entrance to Copper Mountain so be sure to stop and take some pictures. The mini golf and chair lift were not open when we came but they said the chair lift should open June 27th. They said all the snow had to be melted before those were open.

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Where to stay:

I really researched where to stay but ended up going with what the resort recommended and was VERY happy with it. We were within one minute of walking to the heart of Copper and all the attractions.

We booked through CopperVacations.com. It had a large master bedroom and an enormous living room. It had two sleeper sofas in the living room and was perfect for our big family. We booked this exact room here. When we go back, we plan to stay here whether it’s summer or winter. The only drawback is this condo did not have a pool. So if you want one with a pool email Rich at rich@coppervacations.com. He was so helpful in booking our stay.

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Places to Eat:

This little gold mine is nestled right in the middle of the village and right next to the zip line. Their donuts are amazing and makes a great snack stop in between activities. 

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Our favorite place to eat was right down the road in Frisco. It’s called The Lost Cajun and if you like Southern, Cajun food, this is your joint. The catfish was fried, the tea was sweet and the atmosphere felt like home since we are from Louisiana. 

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Since we went on opening weekend some places weren’t open in the main village to eat so I bet there are other places to eat right in Copper.

Would we visit again?? 

There is NO DOUBT we will visit again. It was such a great getaway from Denver. If you are from out of town, it is the perfect little spot to plan your summer vacation. I hope you have as much fun as we did.

 

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Choose Charmin for your worry free Summer Parties

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Charmin. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All content and thoughts are my own.

Summer is here and my kids are out of school and we are always planning fun get togethers at our house. The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays and we always plan big get-togethers around this holiday. Why is it my favorite holiday? It’s not because politics but because men and women like my grandfathers fought to give us the freedom to sit around our tables and share a meal together!

I may or may not have one too many patriotic outfits and have a few buckets of Americana decorations. I am already getting ready for this year’s festivities!

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And let’s be honest, you want your guests, at any of your summer house parties, to remember the amazing flag pie like this one here.  And not remember that your toilet clogged up halfway through the shindig!

Charmin and Roto-Rooter, America’s largest provider of plumbing & drain services, have teamed up again this year to remind consumers of the clog-free and septic-safe guarantee that only comes with Charmin. Did you know Roto-Rooter plumbers recommend Charmin more than any other brand??! 

I know we love Charmin in our household but it is also used by more plumbers than any other toilet paper brand, so this is the brand the experts use.

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Plus when you have little dudes like the one below at your party, you have way more messes to clean up like dirty boots and have no time to think about toilet issues. I know I enjoy our parties more when the only thing we have to worry about is having a good time.

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  So no need to make your party-goers sweat the small stuff. Do yourself a favor and while you are picking up party supplies, pick up a few rolls of Charmin. You will thank me later and so will your kids ;-)

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So don’t forget your Charmin at your Summer Parties!

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Lean Cuisine is my new routine even on the road

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyNewLeanCuisine #CollectiveBias

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I finally feel like I am in the home stretch of my weightloss journey after having 4 kids but I am not there yet. I have 10-15 pounds to reach my goal weight but am not in a hurry to get it off. I have decided to focus on eating healthier foods instead of being super strict. 

The problem is I LOVE to snack and it’s easy to eat foods that are in a bag or that I don’t have to cook. Are you with me??

The big news lately is that LEAN CUISINE® has introduced some exciting new meals like meals “Made with” organic ingredients and gluten free options…can I get an amen??!

I like REAL food with REAL ingrediants so I had to test these out. I headed over to my local Walmart to try out a few varieties including the LEAN CUISINE® Marketplace Vermont White Cheddar Mac & Cheese (organic), Marketplace Sweet & Spicy Korean-Style Beef (Protein Packed and Gluten Free) and the Marketplace Comfort Chicken in Sweet BBQ Sauce (Gluten Free.)  Look in the freezer section to find these new meals.

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My main time that I get to blog is during my littlest one’s nap time while the big kids rest and eat lunch. I have little to no time to prepare food for myself so popping a LEAN CUISINE® in the microwave and have it piping hot in 3 minutes helped me go from hangry to happy! 

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Can you tell how much I love these meals? For starters, while my mom and I were on a road trip to Louisiana together, I filled the fridge with these meals so my husband wouldn’t go hungry while I was gone. Seriously, he wouldn’t eat without me or he would just eat fast food everyday. 

Secondly, when we got to Louisiana I knew the road trip home would be long. And since we stay in a hotel halfway through the trip, I stocked up on these meals for the night in the hotel so my mom and I would have something healthy to eat. 

So instead of feeling like we were dragging by filling up on gas station food, we felt revived and ready for the 17 hour trip by feeding our bodies good food. If you’re from the South, you can relate as my father-in-law sent us home with an ice chest full of fish he has caught for us. It was filled to the top except for the space I made for my Lean Cuisine meals. We stopped in Wichita Falls, Texas and it sure felt good to pop those meals in the microwave after a long day of driving. 

Well hello mini fridge….

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Next time you are in Walmart, check them out!

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Inside Out M&M Surprise Cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InsideOutEmotions #CollectiveBias

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I must say my kids were excited WAY before Inside Out the movie came out to see it! And the other day I told them we had a special project and needed to go buy some of the characters from the movie. Before we even got to Walmart, they were calling out the names of the character emotions and which ones they would choose to buy. Since I have 4 kids, each kid got one character and at $8.88 a piece it’s a bargain!

This display was easy to find and in the toy section and my kids ran to it!

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I don’t know about you but when my kids get toys, they will play with them for a few days then forget about them. So I came up with a fun idea to keep them wanting to play with these new Inside Out toys. I bought this amazing jumbo mason jar from Walmart and decided we would make a “home” for their plushes inside these jars. I also bought some felt and star stickers so the plushes could have their own blankets when they are “sleeping”. When I have to put my kids’ toys up for a little while, then take them out later, it’s like we JUST bought those toys again. It’s amazing what new life can be breathed into old toys when they are out of sight for a little while!

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