Family Friendly Fun in OKC, My Venture Pass

having fun OKC

I realize that there is still snow on the ground around OKC, but I am already thinking about Spring Break and summer plans. Maybe it is because I am so ready for the sunshine. Or maybe it is because I know that I will soon be hearing “I’m bored” and “What can we do today”.

So while researching things to do around OKC, I came across something new. It is a pass that incorporates 7 family entertainments into one price. These are hot attractions in/around OKC.

Have you heard about My Venture Pass? It is new for the OKC area. My Venture Pass has worked with local family friendly entertainment venues to get entry into the following places at one unbeatable price. Look at the venues that are included:

White Water Bay – Unlimited admission for 2015 season, early entrance for pass holders, free concerts included, free Dive-In Movies at the park, Park coupons, Fright Fest (Friday nights, Saturdays, and Sundays From Oct 2- Nov 1)

Frontier City – Unlimited admission for 2015 season, early entrance for pass holders, free concerts included, free Dive-In Movies at the park, Park coupons, Fright Fest (Friday nights, Saturdays, and Sundays From Oct 2- Nov 1)

HeyDay Entertainment – Laser Tag, Mini Golf, Ropes Course up to 3 of each activity M-Th from Open until 5PM

Blazers Ice Center – Unlimited skating during public/free skate

Arctic Edge Ice Center – Unlimited skating during public/free skate

Star Skate Norman – Unlimited skating during public/free skate

Star Skate Midwest City – Unlimited skating during public/free skate

OKC Fun

These entertainment passes (all 7 of these places listed) are good for a 12 month period beginning on the date of purchase. If you have checked into the price of these places individually then you’ll know that the price can add up quickly, in excess of $450, per person. On their website the passes can be purchased for $149.99 per person.

But I was able to talk to the fine folks over at My Venture Pass and have negotiated a discounted rate for my readers. If you will use the code OKCMomof3 at checkout you will be able to purchase these entertainment passes at $20 off of the listed price. That would make each pass $129.99.

This is a great deal! Each family member needs to have a pass. If the kids go with friends, they just take their pass without any additional fees. Don’t forget to get one for yourself so that you can get entry into the family friendly entertainment venues as well. The teenagers will love you for that one! But if you’ve just got little one’s then you’ll want to be with them anyway. And why not? We parents have gotta have some fun too!

This pass offers families an opportunity to enjoy some of the best entertainment options in the metro, unlimited times throughout the year. So if you add them up separately, then you’ll know this pass will more than pay for itself. If you don’t live in the metro area, but you’re planning to visit, then it is still a great deal.

To purchase passes using the OKCMomof3 promo code, simply go to www.myventurepass.com and click on the Redeem button in the upper right hand corner. Enter the promo code OKCMomof3 & click the discount code button. Then finish with your personal information.

Have you been to any of these family friendly entertainment venues? Do you think this is something that your family would enjoy?

This summer marks 5 years that we will have lived in OKC and we have yet to visit any of these attractions, so I am looking forward to getting my own pass so that we can go as a family all summer long. And just in case you’re curious about the Fright Fest at Frontier City during the month of October. My 18 year old son worked there last season and had such a great time. He highly recommends it.

My Venture Pass OKC

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REVEAL Men Calvin Klein, Review

Are you looking for a great gift for the man in your life? Do you like giving cologne gifts?

REVEAL Calvin Klein for Men

I recently received an unexpected package in the mail from Influenster. They sent the REVEAL Men Calvin Klein cologne. Influenster sent it to me complimentary for my husband to review. Isn’t that awesome? And he tried it right away.

My husband wears cologne daily but since he has a couple that he really likes (and that I really like on him) we don’t normally purchase new scents. I guess you could say we have our “go-to” colognes. A Creature of Habit, maybe! However, this is one we might just be adding to his collection in the near future.

The information card that came with the cologne says “REVEAL Men captures the tension between instant attraction and playful seduction”. Now, that right there sounds like an appealing mens cologne. Don’t you think?

Other information about this cologne is “…the fragrance hints at a play between relaxed sensuality and an undercurrent of addictive allure”.

In my opinion this cologne wasn’t overly strong, yet it still offered a vibrant fresh scent? REVEAL Men’s scent is a woody oriental and sensual.

Would I purchase this for my husband? Yes, of course I would! Have you tried the REVEAL Men Calvin Klein cologne? Would you consider sampling it when you see it in the department store?

REVEAL Men Calvin Klein

“I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.”

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Sachet, Review

This is my final review from the box of goodies that Influenster sent in the FrostyVoxBox. I have thoroughly enjoyed reviewing these items and I look forward to reviewing more items from Influenster.

Which items do you plan to purchase based on the 8 reviews that I have done from the #FrostyVoxBox that I have done?

In this Influenster #FrostyVoxBox I received the following items free in exchange for my honest review:

*No7 Protect & perfect Intense Advanced Sachet Sample

*Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

*Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner

*NYC Experct Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum

*Celestial Seasoning Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Holiday Tea Sample

*EcoTools hair Brush

*McCormick Gourmet Thyme

*Fruit Vines Bites

Even though I am just a “pinch” over 40 ;-) I am still concerned about fine lines, especially around my eyes (along with the puffiness). I have been looking into a product to help with those fine lines, but didn’t know where to begin since there are so many products available. So I was happy to try the No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Sachet Sample. It says that it is effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines in just two weeks and that it is hypo-allergenic. Well, the sample isn’t enough for two weeks, but so far I do love the feel of the product. Plus, the claims are that by women who have already tried the product, that with continued use the results are the best anti-aging results that they’ve seen. Since this product sample came with a coupon, I think I will put it to the test even further. This is a serum that can be used morning and night after cleansing the skin. It is silky smooth and does not feel greasy or oily.

Is this a product that you would consider purchasing based on my review?

Influenster Frosty Vox Box No7 Protect and Perfect Advanced

Influenster Frosty Vox Box No7 Protect and Perfect Intense Advanced Serum

Fruit Vines Bites, Review

Finally I will share with you the goodie from the Influenster box that my boys were excited about! Yes, they even got to sample something. It is an awesome bonus that Influenster wants a review on sweet treats that my boys can give their input on. They are a big influence on the treats that I purchase.

In this Influenster #FrostyVoxBox I received the following items free in exchange for my honest review:

*Fruit Vines Bites

*No7 Protect & perfect Intense Advanced Sachet Sample

*Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

*Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner

*NYC Experct Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum

*Celestial Seasoning Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Holiday Tea Sample

*EcoTools hair Brush

*McCormick Gourmet Thyme

Yes, my boys got excited about this item.

In fact, my boys were with me when I opened my Influnester #FrostyVoxBox so the Fruit Vines Bites were the first things to be pulled out of the box. They knew it was an edible treat! Even though it is probably a no-no with braces I did try one (ok, maybe a couple). It is a soft, chewy, fruity candy. Tasty too! Gotta love that, right! I have seen these in the store already, in strawberry and cherry flavors. We all liked them, but I will probably wait until the braces come off before I buy them for us, so that I am not tempted. I don’t always have the will-power to refuse a sweet treat and certainly don’t want to pull anything off for the orthodontist to repair.

Would you consider purchasing this sweet treat for your family based on my review?

Influenster Frosty Vox Box Fruit Vines Bites

NYC Expert Last Lip Color In Sugar Plum, Review

This is another item that I wear daily, lipstick. Have I mentioned that I love getting beauty products in the mail from Influenster? Yes, of course I have mentioned it several times. I also love trying brands that I don’t normally use.

In this Influenster #FrostyVoxBox I received the following items free in exchange for my honest review:

*NYC Experct Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum

*No7 Protect & perfect Intense Advanced Sachet Sample

*Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

*Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner

*Celestial Seasoning Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Holiday Tea Sample

*EcoTools hair Brush

*McCormick Gourmet Thyme

*Fruit Vines Bites

So far, are you thinking that Influenster really knows what to send? I have been pleased with everything so far.

As I have mentioned before I wear makeup daily, regardless if I have appointments outside of the house or not. I have probably been this way since high school. This includes wearing lip stick, even if it took a little more time to apply once I got my braces. So I was excited to get the NYC Expert Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum to review. It went on silky smooth. The sugar plum color that I received was great and actually a color that I would actually purchase for every day wear, although I do wear lip liners daily with my lip sticks as well. The products says that it is long wearing, lasting up to 6 hours. I believe that this could be true, however I drink water (and tea) all throughout the day so it is not uncommon for me to reapply my lip liner and lip stick.

Do you wear lip stick? Is this a product that you would consider purchasing based on my review?

Influenster Frosty Vox Box NYC Expert Last Lip Color

Isn’t this a pretty color?

Influenster Frosty Vox Box NYC Long Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner, Review

Yet another beauty product review from Influenster. I have loved reviewing the #FrostyVoxBox items, especially with so many beauty products. So now it is time for something that I use daily; eyeliner.

In this Influenster #FrostyVoxBox I received the following items free in exchange for my honest review:

*Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner

*No7 Protect & perfect Intense Advanced Sachet Sample

*Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

*NYC Experct Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum

*Celestial Seasoning Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Holiday Tea Sample

*EcoTools hair Brush

*McCormick Gourmet Thyme

*Fruit Vines Bites

Influenster may be reading my mind when they get my box of goodies sent to me. I am not really that hard to please, but do love everything that they have sent.

I wear black waterproof eyeliner daily, so I was thrilled to get the Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner to review. Its creamy formula went on smoothly. My eyes tend to water throughout the day and that leaves an unpleasant look when my eye makeup smudges underneath. I look more like a football player, and it isn’t a good look on me. So I was thrilled to try this eyeliner. It went on smoothly without having to tug. This eyeliner will require sharpening. I haven’t used this type in quite some time. It did seem to last throughout the day without running or smudging. I was pleasantly surprised. I will be looking to purchase this product.

Do you like waterproof eye products? Is this a product that you would consider purchasing based on my review?

Influenster Frosty Vox Box Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Eyeliner

McCormick Gourmet Thyme Seasoning, Review

I think I will break things up a bit and share with you about my experience with the McCormick Gourmet Thyme Seasoning. You probably thought that I would tell you about all of the beauty related items first! I’ll finish with those items in a bit, but if you love cooking and using Thyme you’ll love this review.

I probably don’t have to tell you that I love getting boxes of goodies from Influenster. Who wouldn’t love that?

In this Influenster #FrostyVoxBox I received the following items free in exchange for my honest review:

*McCormick Gourmet Thyme

*No7 Protect & perfect Intense Advanced Sachet Sample

*Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

*Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner

*NYC Experct Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum

*Celestial Seasoning Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Holiday Tea Sample

*EcoTools hair Brush

*Fruit Vines Bites

Influenster must know that I love to cook and wanted me to try the Thyme Seasoning. I did use it and in a new recipe at that.

With the McCormick Gourmet Thyme I actually tried a new recipe. I am sure that I have used Thyme in recipes before but couldn’t recall a specific recipe, so I tried a new one. I am always open to trying new recipes. Using Thyme added a warm, aromatic flavor to the dish.
Instead of sharing the recipe with you right now I am planning to share that in an upcoming post, but just know that my husband really liked it and wants me to make it again. I’ll give you a hint, it has chicken. It is a quick and easy recipe too!

Do you use Thyme when you cook? Would you consider using it now based on my review?

Influenster Frosty Vox Box McCormick Gourmet Thyme Seasoning

EcoTools Hair Brush, Review

I have already been able to share with you two of my reviews from the Influenster #FrostyVoxBox. So now I get to share with you about the EcoTools Hair Brush. I am still going to list all items that I received in the box. It is a great box of goodies.

In this Influenster #FrostyVoxBox I received the following items free in exchange for my honest review:

*EcoTools Hair Brush

*No7 Protect & perfect Intense Advanced Sachet Sample

*Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

*Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner

*NYC Experct Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum

*Celestial Seasoning Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Holiday Tea Sample

*McCormick Gourmet Thyme

*Fruit Vines Bites

I love that Influenster sends a variety of items, plus an added bonus is that I get things I will really use. Influenster is great at what they do and I love being able to work with them.

The EcoTools Hair Brush is great. I have purchased other EcoTools items previously. I feel that they are of great quality and value. This particular brush is not the type of hair brush that I use regularly but I did like it. It has bristles compared to the smoothing hair brush type that I normally use. It made me wonder if I have been using the wrong brush all of these years. This bristled hair brush was great, going through the hair without pulling the tangles, leaving my hair manageable. I have long hair so this is important to me. I would consider purchasing this brush in the future.

Do you use this type of bristled brush or would you consider it based on my review?

Influenster Frosty Vox Box EcoTools Hair Brush

Influenster Frosty Vox Box Ec Tools Hair Brush 2

Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Tea, Review

In my last post I mentioned that I had received a box of goodies from Influenster. Who wouldn’t love getting a box of goodies, right?!

I love getting items from Influenster.

In this Influenster #FrostyVoxBox I received the following items free in exchange for my honest review:

*Celestial Seasoning Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Holiday Tea Sample

*No7 Protect & perfect Intense Advanced Sachet Sample

*Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

*Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner

*NYC Experct Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum

*Celestial Seasoning Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Holiday Tea Sample

*EcoTools hair Brush

*McCormick Gourmet Thyme

*Fruit Vines Bites

The next item that I will be telling you about is the Celestial Seasoning Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Holiday Tea Sample. I love tea. It can be hot tea or iced tea. It is definitely my drink of choice. But green tea isn’t something that I purchase regularly. So I was excited to try this green tea that had a candy cane accent. It is a great holiday tea. Notice I made it in my holiday snowflake mug! I enjoyed it hot and I actually really liked the hint of peppermint (candy cane) in the tea. I think this is something that I will purchase in the future. Now I have not looked for it in the stores yet, so I am not sure it can be purchased at times other than the holidays.

Do you look a good cup of hot or iced tea? Would you consider trying it based on my review?

Influenster Frosty Vox Box Celestial Seasonings Tea

Influenster Frosty Vox Box Celestial Seasonings Tea 2

Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, Review

Influenster Frosty Vox Box

Last month I received a box of goodies from Influenster. I love getting free things in the mail to review. Often times they are items that I haven’t tried yet, and this is a great way for me to try them before I purchase.

In this Influenster #FrostyVoxBox I received the following items free in exchange for my honest review:

*Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

*No7 Protect & perfect Intense Advanced Sachet Sample

*Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner

*NYC Experct Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum

*Celestial Seasoning Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Holiday Tea Sample

*EcoTools hair Brush

*McCormick Gourmet Thyme

*Fruit Vines Bites

I love that Influenster sends a variety of items, plus an added bonus is that I get things I will really use. It’s like they’re secretly living in my closet or pantry. It might be hard to review things that I am not interested in, but Influenster is great at what they do.

First I will tell you about the Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover. That is the first item that I pulled out of the box. It just happened to be something that I was out of and planning to purchase. I had not used this specific eye makeup remover previously. I feel that it worked well and took off all eye makeup. However, even though it says that it will remove waterproof makeup I felt that it didn’t remove the waterproof mascara that I wear as well as I had hoped. Maybe it is because I apply my waterproof mascara in more than one application. It did remove it but I had to leave the cotton ball there for a bit longer than I normally do. Would I consider purchasing in the future, yes!

Is this a product that you would consider using based on my review?

Influenster Frosty Vox Box Rimmel Eye Makeup Remover

Influenster Frosty Vox Box Rimmel Eye Makeup Remover 2