Keeping Your Skin Healthy! Giveaway!

We are a super active outdoor family. Having lived on the Gulf Coast of Florida for most of my life (I moved here in 1985) I have spent countless hours slathered in baby oil, tanning my skin at the pool, and the beach. I enjoy all the activities that help me to achieve a sun-kissed look, and now that I'm nearly 42, I have learned my lesson and I do wear a dark tanning oil sunscreen SPF15. Tongue Out  My kids inherited not only my skin tone, but also my love for all things active in the water!!

 

Our idea of a perfect day is chilling out on the water; beach, or pool, we're really not picky, with some ice cold beverages! Michelob Ultra for me, and some nice juice boxes for them. Don't worry, Haley didn't drink the beer in the above photo...she was just holding it so I could take our photo!

Keeping our skin healthy PRE & POST sun is super important!

Recently our family was sent a Healthy Outdoor Skin Kit from Puritans Pride. Our kit included:

         Puritan’s Pride Aloe Vera Natural Moisturizing Cream

 

         Puritan’s Pride Aloe Vera 85 percent Natural Moisturizing Lotion

 

         Tea Tree Oil Cream for Insect Bites

 

         Little Twig Sun Screen

 

         Oat Protein Complex Sunscreen

 

         Vitamin E Cream

 

         Essential Oil Blend for Relaxation after the sun

 

         Puritan’s Pride Coconut Oil

We were just about to head out to the pool when the kit arrived, so it was the perfect opportunity for us to try out some of the products!! Ronin slathered himself in the Little Twig Sun Screen and this stuff was thick! He looked like a little vampire at the pool, but he didn't get sunburnt at all! We didn't even need to re-apply any throughout our many hours at the pool!

Later that night we applied the Tea Tree oil to a chlorine rash that Ella developed, and we also rubbed the aloe vera lotion on our sun-kissed skin. It was easy to rub in, smelled good, and didn't leave any sort of greasy residue on our skin!

Puritan's Pride wants to give 2 of my readers the opportunity to win their very own Healthy Outdoor Skin Kits! It's easy to win! Just enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below.

Good luck!

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Push Away the Screen: Florida Museum of Natural History

Last weekend my family pushed away the screen by visiting the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. We seem to be on an every other year schedule and the museum has changed since our last visit in 2010 (so maybe more like every 3 years Tongue Out)

Like other museums around the country, FMNH has traveling exhibits. This summer they were featuring TITANOBOA-Monster Snake! Ella is a huge snake lover, so when she asked to visit for her birthday, we happily obliged! Titanoboa is the largest snake EVER discovered! Over 48 feet long, and weighing over 2,500 pounds, this snake could crush and devour a crocodile! I'm thankful this snake is only a fossil and went extinct over 60 million years ago!!

 

My budding naturalist exploring microscopic life in 2007!

 

And again in 2013! But this time she knows what she is doing!

 

Our favorite traveling exhibit from years past was the Carcharodon Megalodon. We loved that exhibit.

They kept a few of the jaws and teeth for a permanent exhibit, but it doesn't even come close!

This was the first year we went in to the butterfly exhibit. We always visit the butterfly wing (no pun intended) but in the past the kids have been too young to follow the directions of "DON'T TOUCH THE BUTTERFLIES"  but this year we thought they were ready and they were!! They loved it! They sat still on a bench and allowed the butterflies to fly right in front of them! One Blue Morpho was particularly fond of Miss Ella! You can see it flying in front of her in both of the photos below.

 

 

We spent a total of 3 hours at the museum exploring Titanoboa, Florida Fossils, Our Energy Future, South Florida people, and the kids also really enjoyed their new interactive play area: Discovery Room.

 

The museum is FREE, but there is a charge for the special exhibits and the Butterfly Rainforest, though students who receive an 'A' or 'E' grade in science can provide their most recent report card at the front desk and receive a free admission with the purchase of a paid adult admission. The offer is valid for the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit, the temporary exhibit, when available, or a value admission for both exhibits.

Do you enjoy visiting natural history museums? Which museum is your favorite?

 

Run for your Life in a new pair of Feetures!!

Win Two Tickets To Run For Your Lives AND a pair of Feetures ELITE running socks!!

Run For Your Lives, the original zombie 5K, has invited me to be a brand ambassador on their Zombie Preparedness Team, which includes two free tickets to their event. I know how much my readers love running and I have decided to give away my tickets to two lucky readers. This race is held in locations throughout the United States, so all are welcome to enter!!

This race sounds amazing and so up my alley, but with all the driving & flying I've been doing this year, I need to sit this one out and mitigate my carbon footprint!!

And what's better than running for your life? Running in a super comfortable of Feetures Brand socks!!

 

What is Run For Your Lives?

Run For Your Lives is a first-of-its-kind 5k obstacle course adventure run series. Unlike other obstacle races, runners are chased by zombies roaming the course, who are trying to grab flags from the runners’ flag belts. It’s similar to flag football, except zombies are chasing after you. No biggie. At the end of the race, runners and spectators (who get in for free) celebrate survival or their zombie infection at the Apocalypse Party with music spun by the RFYL traveling DJ, entertainment, dance-offs, beer, food, and festivities!

This run also works with charitable partner Kennedy Krieger. A portion of ticket sales goes to raising awareness and funds supporting research and care for kids battling brain injuries, so if you don’t want to run for your life, you can Run For THEIR Lives. Check out their upcoming race locations, and if you want to register, you can use my special discount code ZPTD4 for 15% off.

HOW TO ENTER

 

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RULES:

Run For Your Lives is providing two free runner registration tickets to one of their 2013 remaining races. Run For Your Lives and MetamorFit are not responsible for winner’s transportation, lodging and travel. The giveaway will run July 21 through July 28 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years and older. Winner will be selected via Rafflecopter, and will be notified via the email provided in the giveaway. The winner must respond within 72 hours after being notified. The winner will be put in contact with Run For Your Lives to obtain their two free runner tickets.