Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Visiting Lake Compounce in CT This Summer? Save $5 Off Each Ticket Purchase NOW!!!! #LakeCompounce

Disclosure:  In exchange for complimentary tickets to the attraction, I will be sharing pre- and post-trip posts.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Looking for something to do this summer with the family?  Have you been to Lake Compounce in Bristol, CT yet?  My husband and I first went when we moved to CT back in 2007 (that was before children) and had a blast.  And, this June for our oldest daughter, Savannah's 7th birthday, we will be surprising her with an overnight staycation birthday trip to Bristol, CT to take in all the fun rides and water park at Lake Compounce.    She loves amusement rides and water, so we know she will have a blast here, as will our other daughter, Bella.  

“Photo courtesy of Lake Compounce.”

And, with so many recent additions at  the oldest amusement park in the country, Lake Compounce had tripled the fun this season by adding the first Pink’s Hollywood Hot Dogs on the East Coast, Bear Creek Campground with charming cabins and traditional tipis and Lake Compounce has also made the advantageous changes of offering two new season pass options and increasing the number of cabanas in Crocodile Cove Water Park.

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Bear Creek Campground

Crocodile Cove VIP Cabana

We plan to stay in one of the 2 bedroom cabins so that we can get two full days in at the park.  Even though we are a little over an hour away, with little ones, it is a full day affair going out with them.  And, my thought is that we can go back after a long afternoon and rest up before taking in on-site activities including movie night and crafts at the Bear Creek Campground (Reserve your overnight (or longer) online at, before waiting early to hit the park one last time before heading home.  While I know the girls will be excited...shh, I haven't told them yet, I am finding myself getting excited too, as I plan our mini birthday staycation for Savannah in June. :-)

“Photos courtesy of Lake Compounce.”

With so much do for children and adults of all ages, Lake Compounce is the place to be this summer, especially enjoying their water park on those hot summer days!  So, what are you waiting for?  Head on over to the Lake Compounce website to learn more about their hours, special events and promotions and to order your tickets online today.  Want to save $5.00 off of each regular ticket purchased?  Read on to learn how...

*Stay tuned in the coming months as I will be sharing my personal review and photos of our day at Lake Compounce*


Only for Inspired by Savannah readers, save $5 off the regular admission tickets purchased by visiting and using promo code "InspiredSBlog17".  Act fast as this offer expires soon!  Be sure to share the above link and promo code with family and friends so that they can enjoy the savings, too! :-)

  • Regular Price: $43.99
  • Discounted Price: $38.99
  • *Applicable fees not included. 


    Stay up-to-date on all things Lake Compounce this summer including special events, promos and more by following their social media channels here:

    Twitter: @LakeCompounce 
    Instagram: @LakeCompounce 


    About Lake Compounce:

    Lake Compounce, New England’s Premier Family Theme and Waterpark, is the oldest continuously operating amusement park in North America, going into its 171st season. Home to the number one wooden roller coaster in the world, Boulder Dash, and the first triple launch steel coaster in New England, Phobia Phear Coaster. Other thrill rides include Wildcat, Thunder N' Lightning, and Down Time. The park, located in Bristol Connecticut is also home to the largest waterpark in Connecticut, and features attractions for all ages. NEW Bear Creek Campground is located next to Lake Compounce and is the perfect family friendly destination for anyone looking for an adventurous getaway.

    Established in 1846, Lake Compounce is the oldest continuously operating amusement park in North America. Platinum Season Passes are currently on sale for the 2017 season. More information and the park's operating schedule can be found at

    Disclosure:  In exchange for complimentary tickets to the attraction, I will be sharing pre- and post-trip posts.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Enter to #Win a #SpiritRidingFree Prize Pack and Tune in to Netflix on May 5th for the New Animated Series Premiere #Giveaway

    If you haven't checked out Netflix lately, you really should.  There is a wonderful selection of shows and movies for both kids and adults to enjoy.  Right now my husband and I are watching a few shows, while the girls can't stop watching the Disney movies and episodes from some of their favorite shows from television.  And, after showing them the trailer for the upcoming Spirit Riding Free series, which premieres on Netflix on Friday, May 5th, the girls are counting down the days to watch this show.  Both of my girls are horse lovers and fell in love with this new DreamWorks Animated series when they saw the Spirit, a beautiful wild mustang.  I know they will love this series and I can't wait to sit down and watch it with them.  So, if you a child who loves horses, or is a fan of animated series from DreamWorks that air on Netflix, or your kids have been looking for a new show to watch, then you'll want to mark May 5th on your calendar for the premiere of Spirit Riding Free.

    Here is more about this show including the official trailer...

    "The series, inspired by the Oscar®-nominated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, follows the heartfelt journey of a gutsy 12-year-old girl named Lucky who befriends a wild mustang whom she aptly names Spirit. With her two best friends (and their horses) by her side, Lucky and her friends explore a world filled with endless rides, magnificent horses and and never ending fun! Together they’ll push their own limits, harness the power of friendship and discover what it truly means to be free."

    Also, be sure to check out the Spirit Riding Free Activity Packet for DIY “Friendship Frames” and friendship bracelets, word searches, mazes and coloring pages of your favorite Spirit Riding Free horses and riders, as you eagerly await the premiere of this new series arriving on Netflix on May 5th.


    In anticipation of this new show, I am excited to offer one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader the chance to win a fun Spirit Riding Free prize pack, which will include a DIY picture frame, a friendship bracelet making kit, a journal, a bandana, a plush toy, and the Spirit Riding Free book.  How great does this prize pack sound, right!  :-)  

    For your chance to win this cool Spirit Riding Free prize pack, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS Featuring '90s Child Stars and Real-Life BFFs Premieres Tomorrow Night on Pop #HollywoodDarlings #ad

    Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post in which I was compensated for my time.  However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.

    If you grew up in the 90's, then you probably were a fan of such shows as Step by Step, 7th Heaven and Full House.  I, for one, used to love tuning in to TGIF on Fridays to catch Step by Step which featured Sasha Mitchell as everyone's favorite uncle Cody, Dana Foster played by Staci Keanan who was also known for her role in My Two Dads in the 80's, and tomboy Al Lambert, played by Christina Lakin.  Were you a fan of this show?

    After this show went off the air, I found myself hooked on 7th Heaven all through the 2000's.  Beverly Mitchell who played Lucy Camden was my favorite.  Did you have a favorite Camden?  What made shows like these so great was the child actors.  For many of them these television sitcoms were their breakout role and many went on to star in other successful television series or even blockbuster movies as the years went on.

    So, what ever happened to Beverly Mitchell, Christina Lakin and Jodie Sweeten (who played Stephanie on Full House)?  They continued acting in television and movies, and even found time to become mothers.  Now, they are busy moms who are juggling both work and home life, as they have a new show, Hollywood Darlings, which premieres tomorrow night at 8P/7c on Pop.  Did you know they these lovely actresses are the best of friends in real life?  

    I had no idea until I started doing research for a phone call with them to discuss their new improv comedy show, which is sure to be hit, especially with fans who grew up watching their hit shows in the 1990's and 2000's.

    Not only was I able to be on a conference and ask the stars about the show, but I was also able to screen a few of the Hollywood Darlings episodes, which will be airing this season on Wednesday nights at 8P/7c on Pop.  You are definitely in for a treat when you tune into the show tomorrow night, as the ladies will have you laughing from the start of the show right up until the end.  Here is more about the show in case you have missed promos for the show on television or online...

    "Pop’s newest original comedy series HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS starring 90s fan favorites Jodie Sweetin (Full(er) House), Beverley Mitchell (7th Heaven) and Christine Lakin (Step by Step) premieres tomorrow night at 8P/7c on Pop. The comedy series focuses on their unique childhood actor sisterhood that has bonded them as real life friends. They play exaggerated versions of themselves as they navigate motherhood, careers and life in LA.
    HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS turns the camera on real-life friends who are bonded by a sisterhood that only they can share as former child stars who grew up in the 90’s limelight – Jodie Sweetin (“Full House,” “Fuller House”), Christine Lakin (“Step By Step”) and Beverley Mitchell (“7th Heaven”). In this improvised comedy, the three actresses play exaggerated versions of themselves in their current Hollywood lives. With the support of one another, this girl squad can take on anything when it comes to parenting, marriage, friendship and revived careers in Hollywood.

    HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS will feature cameos from Soleil Moon Frye (“Punky Brewster”), Andrew Keegan (“10 Things I Hate About You”), Tamera Mowry (“Sister, Sister”), Lance Bass(NSYNC), Andrea Barber (“Full House”), Nicholle Tom (“The Nanny”), Heather Tom (“Y&R”),Patrick Duffy (“Dallas,” “Step By Step”), Staci Keanan (“Step By Step”) and Wanya Morris(Boyz II Men)."

    As far as the conference call, I was able to ask the ladies the following question and this was their response...

    “What did you guys bring to- to show- to show about yourselves, and what did you exaggerate to make the show more funny?”

    Jodie: Well I think we play heightened versions of ourselves, we all have you know, these little kernels and- of- of- of pieces that we play and you know, uh this is Jodie talking by the way. Uh, y- you know my character is definitely more cynical and- and dark than I am in real life. I have a pretty positive outlook on things and motherhood um, but you know, it was- we really wanted to play it sort of the contrast between myself and Beverly and Christine. Um, so that is- you know, it- it—that’s definitely a- an exaggerated piece of- of- of who I am. I am quick to poke fun at my friends with the utmost love and make fun of myself and that’s something that’s pretty true to- to who I actually am.-

    Christine: Yeah, I’m kind of the ‘hippie dippy’ one of the group, I’m sort of a free spirit. I definitely have those qualities in real life but we exaggerated them for the show for the purposes of comedy, of course. So I’m kind of the lovable fool, that will go out on a limb and make these two crazy in their own respective ways.

    Beverly: I am a Type ‘A’ person - you know, the ever-organized, the label-queen and the um, girl who is prepared for any apocalypse or any ailment that may uh, come your way. I think we played that up a little bit further. Um, I- I would like to think that I am not as um, uptight and tightly wound as I play on the show. I do know how to exactly relax. And take a break. However I have not- I just got my first manicure and pedicure in four years because I didn’t want Jodie to see my toes.


    I loved Christine Lakin growing up, and was surprised when i watched this new show that she is not as recognizable as Beverly Mitchell or Jodi Sweetin.  In my eyes she really does steal the show with her comedic side.  I couldn't stop laughing when watching the episode where she takes Bev Mitchell to a spa (or so Bev thinks).  Fans of Andrew Keegan will be happy as he guest stars on this episode.  

    I don't want to go into too many details as I don't want to spoil the episode. 

    All I will say is that this episode is not to be missed, and will have you talking to your friends about it afterwards.  In addition to Andrew Keegan, you will also see other popular child stars guest starring on the show, including Andrea Barber who played Kimmy Gibbler on Full House and even Soleil Moon Frye better known as Punky Brewster.

    So, if you are looking for a new show to get hooked on and were a fan of Beverly Mitchell, Jodie Sweetin and Christine Lakin growing up, then you will not want to miss Hollywood Darlings premiering tomorrow night at at 8P/7c on Pop.  I, for one, have already cleared by schedule and told my husband he will be putting the girls to bed, so that I can tune in and watch and chat with my girlfriends through messenger about the show.

    Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post in which I was compensated for my time.  However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.
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