Celebrate National Kids Park Day On May 16th Plus Enter a #Giveaway 4/30 (We have a winner )

Celebrate National Kids Park Day On May 16th Plus Enter a #Giveaway 4/30 (We have a winner )

NKPD Winner    * Congrats to  Coby Bray *To Enter the Giveaway for Buddy Bison” mascot stuffed animal, 2 National Geographic Books (National Geographic Secrets of the National Parks and National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.), a CamelBak BPA- and BPS-free reusable bottle, a T-shirt, and a NPT Park Activity Guide ($75 value, prizes will be mailed from the NPT office) All you have to do is leave a comment telling me how you and your family enjoy the outdoors . Winners will be Chosen via Random.org

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May 16 is @National Park Trust Kids to Parks Day! Get out with your family and enjoy a park. Register now and be entered to win a Nikon COOLPIX Camera! http://www.kidstoparks.org (The Nikon contest is run by National Park Trust)

I love the fact that my kids love to be outdoors, there are so many things to explore and see plus they get fresh air which is important to us and that’s why we’re so excited to tell you about the 5th annual National Park Trust’s Kids to Park Day being held on May 16, 2015!

“National Park Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving parks today and creating park stewards for tomorrow. As people spend more time indoors and as successive generations grow up with less of a connection to nature, NPT wants to build a greater awareness and appreciation for the importance of our country’s public lands and parks.”

Last year nearly 450,000 people participated in Kids to Parks Day and this year over 500,000 are expected to. In a day when 1-in-3 children suffer from obesity and even more from “Nature Deficit Disorder”, Kid to Parks Day is a great way to get outside & active without breaking the bank.

Highlights for children: Kids will love meeting the National Park Trust mascot, Buddy Bison! Buddy Bison wants to explore the outdoors with your family, you can meet Buddy Bison at his website. Be sure to enter our contest below to win a stuffed Buddy Bison and a whole lot more!

Highlights for adults: Kids to Parks Day brings families together for important and irreplaceable outdoor and family time, to create lifelong memories, traditions and fun. And, it’s FREE!

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Disclosure:Glitter Ball Life Style teamed up with National Park Trust for this giveaway. Other participating bloggers are not responsible for choosing the winner or shipment of product. They have not receive any compensation for this post. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. The winner will be chose at random and emailed. The winner must claim the prize within 48 hours or they risk forfeiting the prize. US only and 18 and over with a valid Email

Ready, set, play! May 16 is @NatParkTrust #KidstoParks Day. http://www.kidstoparks.org #outdoors #familyfun

Greetings Glitter Ball Friends and Family.

Greetings Glitter Ball Friends and Family.

It is a bit misty with a tad bit cooler weather today here is Spring Hill, Florida. Say what you will but I actually do not like being cold,I prefer the warmth to touch my face and the feeling of not wearing socks is bliss to me. I have several pairs of socks which most of them look new . Give me sandals or flip-flops I will take them over boots and shoes any day. I miss going to the beaches we have close by , We are not that far from the Gulf of Mexico and during the time the kids are out of school for summer we go there often. Not as often as I would like to . I love the smell and sounds of the serenity that beaches offer. Ah but not with out the Sunscreen which is a always stocked item in this house.Not much going on today. So I wish you all a Blessed and Happy one

Happy Thursday Glitter Balls

Happy Thursday Glitter Balls

Had a early start, youngest kidlet has a sore throat and we had to travel 20 miles just for a freaking dentist appointment . That is life for you, could the place be local that takes our insurance ? Nope ! Oh well it is done and over with now. Sure is a cold day we have current temps in the 40’s and it is Hoodie and socks kind of day, I have about 20 new outlets that Husband the Handy man needs to put in good thing he is an electrician now getting him motivated to do it well we shall see, No need to remind him every 2 weeks .. Well wishing you all a Blessed Day, ~ Laura

Happy HUMP Day !! Glitter Ball Friends and Family

Happy HUMP Day !! Glitter Ball Friends and Family

Holy nuts It is cold day here in Spring Hill, Florida we even had to turn on the heat in the house, the temp dropped to 39 over night and for us here that is a wee bit chilly . And perhaps for the rest of the week we will see temps in that range. I’ve got most of my Christmas shopping done and now I need to restock on wrapping paper and bows, Also I need to get over to our favorite Italian Restaurant Luigi’s and put in our order for our Christmas Dinner. They have the best Lasagna and Chicken Parm well in my opinion they do. Their Garlic Bread is out of this world and so warm and tasty, yum I can’t wait to have that to compliment my Christmas dinner. Most op for the traditional dinner of Ham or Turkey , Not us Husband and youngest kidlet are of Italian descent so of course we have to have something Italian for Christmas which we do normally for our Christmas Dinner. I seriously can’t wait.!! What type of food do you serve for the Holidays ? Do you go traditional or something else ? Let us know we would like to hear about it. Well we would like to wish you all a Blessed Day , So grab that coffee, tea or hot cocoa and seize the day ~ Laura

Tuesday Glitter Ball Friends and Family

Tuesday Glitter Ball Friends and Family

It is a chilly wet day here in Spring Hill, Florida, My kidlet was wrapped up in a blanket as we were waiting for the bus, Yes it was chilly but not that much, Oh well she looked cute and adorable as ever. On a positive note I was chosen as a winner over at Bargain Hound Daily Deals for their contest in which a donation to a charity that I’m passionate about to receive a gift card , Which will be going to Asap Animal Clinic and Rescue They do such an amazing job to find dogs a furever home. So much dedication It makes my heart happy to know that they have such passion for animals. Well I hope you all have a Blessed Day, So Grab that Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate and have a marvelous Day ~ Laura

Happy Friday Glitter Ball Friends and Family ~ Woot Woot!!

Happy Friday Glitter Ball Friends and Family ~ Woot Woot!!

Happy #Friday Glitter Ball Friends and Family, Yes we finally made to Friday, What a beautiful glorious Day we are starting off with here in Spring Hill, Florida. I’m in the process of testing lights to go outside on the house which may or may not be put up today but most likely tomorrow. The kidlets keep asking so we might as well put them up and not just because the neighbors for the next 3 houses have them up either *snort*. Yesterday could of gone better , We went to pay bills *groan* and in the process a lady tripped on something and fell hard on her knees and gashed it the people at the Water Company sprang into action and attended to her quickly, The lady was fine and left with gauze wrapped around her knee, My youngest child was with me she stayed home claiming that her stomach was hurting but after sleeping in later than usual she seemed to feel better, She wanted to help the lady but others got there first, I have such a caring child. Then we decided to stop and eat lunch and as we walked in we were greeted with menus and sat in a booth, then not 5 minutes later another couple walked in and was seated and it was obvious that they were friends of the server because she immediately took their drink order and My husband and I spoke up as another server was walking by, We stopped her and said ” Um excuse me but why are they being served first as we were here before them” She apologized and took our drink order, Then as she was bringing us the drinks she gave my daughter hers, then hubbys and as she went to hand me mine it slipped out of her hands and all over us , the table and floor. Nothing like having HI-C being dumped all over you, She again apologized and moved us to another table to complete our order after I went to get more paper towels to soak up the wetness. I swear it looked at though I peed my pants.. Did the manager do anything ? Nope not even take a percentage off, Now when I was a server if that happened we would either pay for the meal or give them a discount I guess we did not matter and nobody cared. Oh well I’m guessing customer satisfaction is not what it use to be. (sigh). We finished our meal, payed for it and left. Well I’m hoping today is not as crazy as yesterday. So grab your Coffee, Tea, or Hot Cocoa and seize the day ~ Laura

Happy Thanksgiving to all Glitter Ball Friends and Family

Happy Thanksgiving to all Glitter Ball Friends and Family

We would like to wish all of you a very Blessed Thanksgiving to all, and please keep our troops in your thoughts today. Any one going shopping ? If so what deals are you after.

Enjoy your Meal and Football , We are having Turkey, Mash Potatoes , Cranberry Flush, Stuffing and lots of snacks .It is just the 5 of us ( Hubby , Kidlets and I) and it is a breezy 61 here in Spring Hill, Florida.

Happy Thanksgiving Glitter Ball Family

Happy Thursday Glitter Ball Friends & Family

Happy Thursday Glitter Ball Friends & Family

It is another freezing cold day here in Spring Hill, Florida with temperatures in the 40’s, Lil Miss Ariel my 6lb Chihuahua mix does not understand that it is too cold to go for a walk and she does not like wearing her sweater, Never thought that I would have a fur kid that requires a sweater but now I do funny how life works that way. Even though she has long hair she still shakes when she is cold perhaps that is just a Chihuahua thing.Mean while I have a big fat Maine coon cat that after brushing him could probably make a sweater for his fur sister.Not much happening with the exception of tidying up the house and do dusting, I do this often but yet it seems like every time the door is opened more dust flies in, It is a never ending battle. Well we would like to wish you all a Blessed Day, Grab your coffee, tea or hot cocoa and seize the day ~ Laura

Best Items to Donate to Food Banks.

Best Items to Donate to Food Banks.

This time of year Food Banks are in need of donations, And here at Glitter Ball Life Style strongly believe in giving back to our community. Here is a starter list of what items they could use.

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Non-Perishable Proteins 

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Peanut Butter
Cans of Tuna
Cans of Chicken
Cans of Beans
Pasta
Grains like Rice and Oatmeal
Jerky
Dried Fruits

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Holiday Items 

Some may accept Frozen Hams or Turkeys ( Most do not so check with them First)
Canned Cranberry Sauce
Boxed or Bagged Stuffing
Marshmallow’s
Sweet Potatoes
Canned Fruit/ and or Fruit Cups

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Dry Goods 

Flour
Sugar/Brown Sugar
Salt
Seasonings
Powdered Gravy
Powdered Milk

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Baby Items 

Diapers
Formula
Wipes
Jars of Food /Boxes of Baby Cereal

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HouseHold/Personal Care 

Toilet Paper
Paper Towels
Laundry Soap
Dish/Dishwasher Detergent
Bleach
Shampoo/Conditioner
Pads/Tampons
Deodorant
Body Soap/Wash
Toothpaste/Toothbrushes

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Condiments 

Ketchup
Mustard
Mayonnaise

And please remember many household that visit Food Banks have children , so refrain from donating Alcohol, and most places will not take Butter or Eggs. Check your items for expiration dates and make sure that they are not opened or damaged. And add any snacks that you can think of that children might like.

Happy "HUMP" Day, Glitter Ball !!

Happy "HUMP" Day, Glitter Ball !!

Guess what day it is ?? HUMP DAY!!, It is a chilly 51 here in Spring Hill, FL and I have a hoodie and sweats on. Expecting it to warm up later in the day not much going on have some laundry to catch up on and Lil Miss Ariel might go and experience her first doggy grooming, not sure how she is going to react since she won’t even let me clean her ears or bathe her with out fussing much. We shall see. I’ve heard and read that some places are getting snow, any one here getting snow ? If so stay warm and keep the furbabies warm if you have any. Grab some coffee, tea or hot cocoa and seize the day. Blessings to all. ~ Laura