GIVEAWAY: Yes! Yes! Yes! for the Cleveland Gladiators

Yes! Yes! Yes!

Start practicing now if you are planning to attend a Cleveland Gladiators game in the near future. This crowd chant, along with the super fun “dance” whenever the team scores a touchdown are my favorites parts of watching this arena football team play. Here’s a video in case you want to see exactly what I’m talking about!

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Oh and the fan spirit, which can’t be beat. When it’s hot out in July and August, there is not better place to enjoy some weekend fun than at a low-cost and family-friendly Cleveland Gladiators indoor football game.

I recently attended the match up between the Gladiators and the Orlando Predators. Unfortunately we did not win this game but the experience was fun none-the-less and we got to enjoy a post-game concert feature .38-special! Tickets for Cleveland Gladiators games start as low as $7 each but if you really want to have some fun, spend a little more to get closer to the action. Here fans may find themselves participants in the actual game when players run into the barriers along the sidelines.

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Our view at the game against the Predators was from up top. We were able to see all the action on the entire field, no problem and if you miss a play it’s always on the“Humongotron,” the largest high-definition scoreboard in the country. Games are on Fridays and Saturdays and often include specials and perks.

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When we went it was dollar beer and hotdog night as well! Team colors are red, white and red – wear them with pride. You can easily park on the street or in a lot downtown for most games. We parked in the East Garage attached to Quicken Loans Arena. This garage accepts Flash Seats parking. You simply download the Flash Seats app on your phone, log in and pull up your pre-paid parking pass. It will be scanned at the entryway to the garage. Super simple!

Ready to join in the fun yourself for the first time? Or attend another game?

THE GIVEAWAY:
The Cleveland Gladiators have offered to give away a pack of four (4) game tickets to one lucky reader. This is great for a family of four, or maybe for two couples going on a double date to a game. The tickets will be valid for the following game:

Saturday, August 1 at 7 p.m. against Spokane

This game is “Youth Football Giveaway” night as well as $1 soda and $2 draft beer night. To enter this giveaway please use the Rafflecopter widget below. Entries are due by 12 a.m. Thursday, July 30. You can log in with your Facebook account or with your email address. Only U.S. residents may enter the giveaway. The winner will be emailed their tickets via FlashSeats.

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Disclosure: I was provided two game tickets and one garage parking pass as part of this review.

Striking the Balance

I could not bear to look at this blog and see a post from March at the top any longer! I’m still here, very much aware of my lack of posts and I’m trying to figure out what the root cause really is.

I would like to use the “too busy” excuse, and I could come up quite easily with a list of reasons why my plate is really full right now and that list would be incredibly convincing. I have no doubt about it. But that excuse always lends itself to the subsequent question. “Are you really too busy? Or is your blog just not a priority?”

I know. I know. If something is important it will be made a priority. I still enjoy health, fitness, green-living, healthy balance and (of course!) my dog Lulu. Nothing has changed topic-wise here. So I know I’m not burnt out on what I’m writing about. I am, however, a little burnt out on technology, social media and the like. The demand for more and to have it now. It’s just too much sometimes.

More and more I find myself thinking about life before the Internet and cell phones. I think about how it used to be, how I used to do things. I’m pretty sure I blogged about this same topic before, or else planned to blog about it… Oh yes! Here it is… April 2014. Not much has changed has it?

I enjoy having a blog, have helped others professionally in developing and maintaining their own blogs. I am behind a computer for work every day. Frankly, at the end of the day I really just want to unplug. That being said, I have a few fun blog posts planned that will be popping up on your radar soon. Read: Free Stuff. Stay tuned!

Yard & Garden Prep: March 2015

It’s still a little chilly out there but my 2015 garden plans are already underway. I told myself this year I wouldn’t take on so much. I have a lot of home and DIY projects that need to be completed so I’m not planting as many plant varieties as in years past. I am planning a small vegetable garden and hoping to better maintain what I already have going on in the yard.

I learned everything I was doing wrong when I started Master Gardener certification training back in the Fall. So now I’m taking a step back and trying to slow down and focus on a strong, quality garden and yard.

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That being said I do have a few fun things planned! I am using some leftover seeds from last year and ordered a handful of new seeds (about 10 varieties) for this year. Among those picks… baby’s breath, bush cucumbers, basil and parsley! I started my mini greenhouses about 10 days ago and have a few more to plant this week.

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I also started spraying aggressively for deer. Because I am establishing a mostly edible landscape, deer love my yard! I am also searching for a few barrier plants to block the corners of the property to help keep the Bambi out. I also planted garlic around the edges of my raised beds last fall. Garlic helps deter deer.

I’m so glad I prepped my raised garden beds last year (double digging, adding compost and top dressing). This means I can plant my seedlings directly as soon as the danger of frost has passed. I will be planting some kale and lettuce in my cold frame box soon, too.

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Lastly, I did some raking two weeks ago to remove snow mold and pick up leaves and sticks. I also pruned my grape plants and dwarf fruit trees. I am spraying the fruit trees with dormant oil which should help keep pests at bay. Whew! That’s a lot for March and here I am saying I’m taking it easy.

How’s your spring yard and garden prep going?