We were provided free tickets in exchange for an honest review.
Every year we get to visit Copper Mountain during the summer and this summer was even better than the last. I’m not even sure how that is possible since we had such a fantastic time last year. We brought a few friends a long this time and it was a blast. We started off at the play ground which was new from last year. My youngest was only 1 last year so we didn’t do a whole lot of the activities but this year I was surprised at just how many he could do. He and his bff never wanted to leave this play ground!
We spent some time at the lake on the bumper boats, hydrobikes and zipline.
I could not believe my littlest was so brave and did the Bungee jump trampoline!
You can also rent these cool bikes called digglers and ride them from activity to activity.
The only thing I forgot to take a picture of was the go karts! While we were there that day they had a concert going on which was fun to hear live music while we walked around. Copper has so many activities going on almost every week so check their website and visit when they have something fun going on.
We plan to make this a yearly visit because we always have so much fun. If your from out of town this would be such a fun summer vacation that I highly recommend and one you won’t forget.
To find out more info, go here.
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We were provided a complimentary stay for this review.
My husband and I have been married for 11 years and we have not found a place as special as the place we stayed at our honeymoon…until now. Collective Retreats in Vail, Colorado is truly one of the most amazing places I have been to in forever. I can take or leave traditional camping but if you tell me we are going luxury camping, I will have my bags packed. I love the outdoors but I have had 4 kids in 8 years so I am more than tired and need more than what sleeping on the ground in a sleeping bag can offer me.
The accommodations at Collective Retreats offers tent camping taken to a whole new level. I basically want to live there. The day we were going to arrive, they texted me with their phone number and told us to text them when we got close and if we had any questions to call or text. They met us at the ranch and lugged all our suitcases to our tent. They were so nice and attentive.
The only thing I was nervous about was the bathroom situation. We had just got back from camping in Durango and the bathrooms were a communal bathroom and a hefty walk from our cabin. So I was wondering what these teepees were and they turned out to be our bathrooms!
It had a toilet, shower and sink and the shower even had hot water and just steps from our tent. I was impressed.
When we got there, all I wanted to do was lay in the bed. It was a huge bed, with white bedding and looked like a dream.
That night we opted for the BBQ in a box dinner. They set up a table and chair, and delivered our food right to us. You can also opt for their famous farm to table dinner. If you’re looking to experience a one of a kind dining experience, this is it! Find out more about that here.
My lovely husband grilled our food while I enjoyed the scenery.
And they even gave us some gourmet s’mores for later that night. You an choose to have a private fire and roast your s’mores with just you and your honey or they also have a communal campfire where the staff and guests all get together and roast them together.
This was our private fire pit area. I wanted to roast s’mores but my husband fell asleep so I didn’t let them go to waste and just ate them out of the package like any civilized woman would do.
I just loved all the decorations they used in the tents. It made the whole stay feel authentic.
In the morning we woke up and this was our view. How incredible? They had luxury robes for our use, a coffee bar, and someone from the staff had delivered homemade bread and chocolate spread to our door. The entire place was incredible but the little touches they added put it over the top.
After enjoying the bread and coffee we walked up to the food tent for our gourmet breakfast.
We got to choose from a few things and it was so yummy. The chef was so attentive and made a mean burrito for me.
I kept putting off this post because it meant our stay was actually over. I cannot wait to go back….soon. To learn more about Collective Retreats and luxury tent camping go to CollectiveRetreats.com.
I was sent free samples of this product for my honest review.
I use to drink sugary sodas every single day until I realized I wasn’t 16 anymore and after having 4 kids I can no longer eat or drink whatever I want and still feel good. I cut out all the sugary drinks and have switched to sparkling water and feel great. I used to not even like drinking water but then we moved to the mountains and I don’t really have a choice anymore. I have to stay hydrated and keep my kids drinking as well so I have been looking for yummy sparkling waters that we can all enjoy.
I am in love with the new smartwater sparkling water that is vapor-distilled bottled water with added electrolytes for a cool crisp taste. We have a little drink fridge in our kitchen so our guests don’t have to wonder where are drinks are and I am filling it with smartwater sparkling water this summer.
smartwater sparkling launched in one-liter bottles in los angeles, miami and new york city in Q4 of 2015. since then, it has expanded to additional markets throughout the country and is also now available in 20 ounce single serve bottles and 6-packs.
smartwater sparkling can be found in large store, mass, drug, food service and on-premise outlets (ie. restaurants, hotels), clubs and e-commerce outlets (ie. Amazon Fresh, Fresh Direct) alongside other premium sparkling waters.
When you try it, let me know what you think.
I was sent free coupons for this recipe. Thanks Jennie-O!
This easy recipe features savory ground turkey served on a bed of tomatillos, onions and peppers. My husband and I are doing the Whole 30 diet right now and this is something we can have and it’s so tasty. This is a healthy recipe without having to sacrifice flavor. When we moved to Denver, I didn’t know how popular green chili is and I can say it seems like the state food!
Since my husband and I are eating healthy, Jennie-O ground turkey is one of your go to meats. It’s such a lean meat that our whole family enjoys. Jennie-O sent me some coupons so I could try out this green chili recipe and it did not disappoint. You have to try it out!
This recipe is from Jennie-O.com.
First get a large pot and brown your turkey.
Next grill your peppers.
Then put them in a covered container. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove and discard skins. Place tomatillos and peppers in food processor and process until smooth. Stir in salt.
In large Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add turkey. Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Add onion and garlic and cook 5 minutes or until tender. Add cumin and coriander. Stir in tomatillo mixture and broth. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in cilantro leaves.
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