We recently had the opportunity to stay at SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Clearwater Beach, FL and wanted to share about the experience. Make sure to read to the end, as SpringHill Suites has been SO generous to offer one of my readers a chance to win a 1 night stay in a Studio Suite with breakfast for up to 4 guests!!
When we arrived at the hotel, check-in was quick and easy, and the valet guys do an awesome job of parking/retrieving your car quickly. They only offer valet, but to park anywhere on the beach costs money. Their valet costs are actually on the lower end compared to other parking at comparable hotels in Clearwater.
I was so impressed with the rooms. They were spotless and everything was very clean when we got to our double queen suite. It was nice to have the sleeping area divided from the couch. The tv could turn either way so my husband, the night owl, could stay up later watching sports. The rooms are modern and bright. They come with a mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker which is always a plus. They have a closet with plenty of room, along with an ironing board, hangers and bench. The rooms are very family friendly, even though we did not have our kids with us this trip, it's definitely a hotel I would come back to with the family.
Normally at hotels I don't sleep very well because the beds are either too hard or too soft, but this hotel had the most comfortable mattress. It was firm but not too firm, and I actually slept really well. The bathroom is spacious with plenty of towels and a tub/shower.
There is a gorgeous pool area outside the lobby overlooking the water. They also have an amazing breakfast with so many choices from hot cooked eggs, sausage and waffle machines to cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit, bagels and more. There is a business center and fitness center as well.
SpringHill Suites is only a short walk to the beach and local shops and places to eat. The views from the room's balcony are beautiful. You can see the water and it was so pleasant sitting outside. We didn't need our car the whole time we were there with so many places to eat, shop and the beach all right there. If you're looking for the perfect location for your beach trip, this is it!
Clearwater is one of my favorite beaches to visit, and finding a good place to stay is not always easy, but this is honestly the best hotel I have stayed at in the Clearwater area. The location is central to basically everything you could possibly want to do. I would highly suggest visiting this hotel on your next beach trip, you will not be disappointed!
And now, for the giveaway! Enter the Rafflecopter below to be entered to win a 1 night stay for up to 4 guests in a SpringHill Studio Suite with breakfast included!
If you have children under the age of 12, I would highly suggest looking into LegoLand. Our kids are 7, 4 and 2, and this was honestly a perfect time to bring them. There was obviously plenty for the 7 year old to do, but surprisingly there was a lot for the 2 year old as well.
We went in July, mid summer, and it really wasn't as crowded as I was expecting it to be. We did go on a Monday (not a weekend) so this helped some I'm sure.
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There's just about something for everyone at LegoLand whether you're 2 or 92.
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Overall, we had an amazing time at LegoLand Florida. I would highly recommend this park to anyone with kids, and going in the summer was a great time for us.
*I received a product in exchange for my review, but all opinions are my own.
If you are looking for a product to help in your battle with chronic Lyme disease, I'd like to share with you about my experience with Results RNA Ultimate Lyme Support. Chances are, if you're anything like me, you are researching and trying to find the best approach to battle this debilitating disease. I decided from the start that I wanted to fight naturally without the use of antibiotics because of the gut damage and bacterial resistance it can cause. So basically, I've been using herbs and now have added in Results RNA products. Once I added in the sprays, I really did start to notice an improvement for the good.
Any form of treatment will take time, but I really think this gave me a boost that my body needed. The sprays are really easy to take, you just spray 6 sprays in your mouth twice a day. The Silver (ACS200) works as a natural antibiotic against Lyme and other co-infections (that I'm pretty sure I have as well). All of the sprays work synergistically to optimize your body's natural immune response to help build you up and fight off the pathogens. It also helps to decrease inflammation and neutralize oxidative stress.
Since I started treatment in January, I have gone from 32 symptoms to 6, so that right there is proof that natural treatments can work. I'm still working on those last 6 symptoms, and hope to be in remission soon. I really think Results RNA is helping boost my immune system to get me there along with the herbs, and I would really recommend them to anyone battling Lyme Disease.
I plan to continue using Results RNA beyond the initial 2 month supply because of the positive changes I've seen. I will update this post in a few months on my continued progress, so continue to check back!
*I received this product in exchange for a review, but all opinions are my own.
Today I want to share about my experience with the Air Oasis Air Purifier 3000G3. We have had some water damage in our home in the past, and so have wondered if mold may be contributing to my kids allergies as well as my Lyme becoming chronic and causing so many problems, as often times the two go hand in hand. I researched to find one of the best air purifiers, and came across the Air Oasis.
I can really tell a difference in the air quality since we started using the Air Oasis 3000G3 Purifier. It just smells fresher, and did from the first day we plugged it in. There is no assembly necessary, you just unpack it, plug it in and turn it on.
The technology behind it kills bacteria, viruses, allergens (like mold, pollen, dander and dust mites) and reduces odors and VOCs up to 99% in the air and on surfaces. With 3 kids, this really will come in handy when cold/flu season starts up. As far as allergies, I can really tell a difference in my kid's allergies especially. They are no longer waking up with stuffy noses and dark circles under their eyes. Even with Zyrtec daily, we just couldn't seem to get their allergies under control before. This alone is worth getting one of these purifiers!
The design is simple, and it doesn't take up too much space so can fit in with basically any set up. We have it in our living room, but you can also get a smaller one for bedrooms. I am really loving ours, and highly recommend you look in to these devices if you have ever had any mold issues in your home, or if you or your family struggle with allergies. It gives such a peace of mind to know our family is breathing in clean, pure air. To read more about the company you can check out their About page here, and also check out their Blog here for some really helpful articles.
**I was provided services in exchange for my review, but all opinions are my own.
We just had our carpets cleaned with Zerorez and were so impressed with their services. David was polite, arrived on time, and worked hard from start to finish. Our carpets were in pretty bad shape with stains and I couldn't be happier with how they turned out.
With young kids, we try to avoid using chemicals whenever possible, which is what made me decide on using Zerorez. They use a counter rotating brush to get what vacuums leave behind. Then they use "Empowered Water" which is softened water run through a generator that changes the molecules. It leaves ZERO residue behind, because they are not using soaps and chemicals, so the whole process is safe for kids and pets. This also helps it to stay cleaner longer, because the residue left by other companies leads to more stains and dirty carpet later. They also use a patented cleaning wand so as not to "flood" your carpets. This allows for much faster drying times. The rooms are totally dry within a few hours.
We got all the carpets cleaned, and he was done within an hour and a half. By the time he finished, the first room was almost dry.
We had our carpets cleaned professionally before, but they didn't come anywhere near this clean. I was so excited with how these OLD stains were coming out, and WITHOUT chemicals!
Some say water alone cannot remove stains/clean carpet, but just check out our before and after pictures. They tell a different story. I will definitely be using Zerorez from now on. No need to flood carpets and get unnecessary chemicals doused on them. This is the cleanest, most kid safe way to go. Give them a call at (813)345-4178 or fill out their contact form here to get your carpet cleaning scheduled. Trust me, you won't regret it!
We have had a lot of junk laying around our yard for quite a while that we needed to get rid of but didn't know where to take it. That's when I came across the company JDog Junk Removal & Hauling in Tampa. Steve came and in no time had loaded up all our "junk" and hauled it away. Who knew it could be so simple! He arrived on time, was hard working, friendly and extremely professional. They seek to hire Veterans and Veteran family members and they strive for their work to reflect respect, integrity and trust. They are also insured and reasonable priced. I was very impressed with this company.
Do you have "junk" just laying around that you need to get rid of? If so, JDog Junk Removal & Hauling is a simple, fast and easy way to get rid of it all. Go to their website and enter your zip code to see if they're in your area, and schedule a pick up!
*I received a product in exchange for my review, but all opinions are my own.
I have been wanting to try a weighted blanket for a while now, as I struggle with anxiety and insomnia. I got my Magic Weighted Blanket in the mail the other day, and immediately had to try it out. It was so relaxing to sit with it on while I read a book. But what surprised me the most was when I slept with it. I don't think I've slept that soundly in a long time. Usually I have mild anxiety in the evening when I'm trying to go to sleep, but I drifted off to sleep faster than ever. The Chenille is so soft and the weight of the blanket really does ease my anxiety somehow.
It's also great for kids that struggle with anxiety or sleep issues. My 4 and 7 year old have been loving to come climb up in bed with me and "snuggle" with my blanket. I got the 42 x 72 so it's perfect for my half of the bed. (Think my husband is jealous and wishes it was larger) haha.
The offer different fabric choices including soft chenille (which I LOVE!) minky, cotton, flannel and fleece.
It is seriously the softest blanket ever. It does get warm, but we like to crank up the AC at night anyway, so I don't see that being a problem. The Magic Blanket has been featured in Forbes and many other articles. After doing some research, there are studies on why these weighted blankets actually help. The pressure and weight of the blanket molds to your body and helps relax the nervous system. It's similar to how swaddling a baby gives them comfort and promotes sleep.
I have been so impressed with the quality and effectiveness of the The Magic Blanket, I highly recommend giving one a try.
About this time every year, we start to have a big problem with mosquitos. And when you have young kids who want to play outside all the time, you know it's time to find a solution. We had Mosquito Hunters of Tampa Bay come out and spray our yard, and wow - it has made such a difference in the amount of mosquitos we have. The kids can actually go out and play and ride their bikes and not come in covered in bites. In the past, we have used products to spray our yard, but none have worked as effectively as Mosquito Hunters.
The nice thing is, you schedule them to come spray, and that's all you have to do. You don't even have to be home. Simply leave your gate opened so they can spray the back as well, and you're set. The treatments are guaranteed for 21 days, so you can schedule them to come every 21 days to keep things under control. It is so worth it to know disease carrying mosquitos won't be ruining your outdoor fun. Brandon, who came out to spray, was extremely polite and friendly and they got the whole yard done in under 20 minutes.
The products they use to spray are derived from plants, so they do not harm your plants. You and your pets should stay inside for 30 minutes, but then it's completely safe to go out once it's dry.
They have the best customer service of any other mosquito spraying company I've found. They will come out and re-treat in between your 21 day treatments if you are unhappy for any reason. No other company offers that. They offer services in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties.
From now until the end of March, you can sign up for the Early Bird Promotion: get 8 treatments for just $468. Customers who switch from local competitors (Mosquito Squad and Mosquito Joe) save on average over $400 a year! You can purchase now and start treatments whenever you'd like. There are also low price monthly options available. Check out Mosquito Hunters here or give them a call at 1-813-609-8440 to "take back your yard"!
We recently needed to have all our duct work replaced due to mold. We had a strange smell coming from the vents, so we were initially trying to find a company to clean them. When Red Carpet Air came out and realized the extent of the damage to the air ducts, the only option without causing more damage was to have everything replaced.
I cannot say enough good things about this company. From the initial estimate/inspection, to the completion of the replacement, everyone was professional, knowledgable, hard working, polite and spent a considerable amount of time explaining everything and making sure we were comfortable with what would be done.
They arrived on time and did not stop working from the moment they arrived. We have an older home, and the duct work we had was from when the house was built. Darrell and his team spent extra time and went above and beyond to get the job done right. I have seriously never had a company come out that I've been more impressed with. They are a smaller family owned company, and work hard to train their employees and believe me, it shows.
My kids all have allergies, and I am so thankful Jacob saw what a big problem this was when he came out to inspect the ducts. If it hadn't been caught we would all still be breathing in air that was running through filthy ducts continuously. We have had other companies come out in the past, and none picked up on the problem.
Our AC now runs so much more efficiently and has reduced the humidity in our house as well. Thankfully the ways these newer ducts are made, we no longer have to worry about having this problem again. Especially since the job was done right. They even vacuumed inside/raked outside when they were done and left no mess behind.
We are so pleased with the finished product and will definitely be using Red Carpet Air in the future. If you are searching around for a company you can trust and that will get the job done right, please give Red Carpet Air a call. You will not be disappointed. If you check out their specials page, they also offer coupons for saving off repairs, services and products. They also offer free service calls with repair (a $69 value) as well as free second opinions.
*I was provided a sample free of charge, but all opinions are my own.
**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
NuLeaf Naturals provides high grade organic full spectrum CBD oil. They have 6 different sizes (see below) and strengths to fit your personal need. The best part - since it does not contain THC, it is legal in all 50 states.
I tried the 240 mg CBD oil. It has somewhat of an herbal/earthy taste, but not unpleasant. I could honestly feel my symptoms lessen within 20 minutes of taking it. With Lyme disease, I have constant muscle spasms, cramps, joint pain and stiffness, headaches, anxiety and insomnia. This oil is helping with all of these symptoms. I cannot recommend CBD oil high enough, and if you do try it you will find it's important to get it from a high quality/reputable site. There are definitely brands out there that are not of this quality.
The company was founded in 2014 and NuLeaf Naturals wellness products are derived from specially bred therapeutic hemp (Cannabis Sativa) plants grown on licensed farms in Colorado, USA. I love how all their products are lab tested, organic and have no additives, so you know the quality you are getting is good.
Some people complain they don't like the taste of CBD oil, but I don't find it bad. It's more of an earthy taste. I place the drops under my tongue for faster absorption. The taste is really not bad to me.
While the dosage can vary depending on the person, I started with 5 drops 2 times a day (5 in the morning and 5 at night before bed), and that has seemed to be the perfect amount for me. However it is advised to start slow to see how you personally react. Some people it seems to knock them out and others it gives them energy. It doesn't really do either of those to me, just mostly takes pain away (which was the goal!).
I highly recommend this brand, and if you want to give it a try, check them out here. Plus, all Mommy of 2 Embracing Life readers can use promo code MOMMY15 to get 15% off their order!
Has anyone else had any experience with CBD oil? I'd love to hear in the comments below!
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