Thursday, March 26, 2015

Octopus Hideout Comes to Sea Life Arizona

From A Beautiful Mess App

 Have you visited Sea Life Aquarium in Tempe? My son and I have visited several times over the years and  I was very excited to receive an invitation to preview the new Octopus Hideout exhibit. The traveling exhibit opened March 20th and will be on display for the rest of 2015.

The new exhibit includes a Giant Pacific Octopus, Common and Dwarf Cuttlefish, Chambered Nautilus and a Peacock Mantis Shrimp. My favorite, besides the octopus, were the nautilus - just so unusual and mesmerizing to watch them move around the tank.

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Have you visited an aquarium lately? Its such a great way to learn about some of the amazing animals that live in our oceans. Unless you scuba dive, you would otherwise never have the opportunity to observe some of these creatures.

From A Beautiful Mess App


SEA LIFE Arizona is offering an awesome spring break special right now - tickets only $10!


disclosure: I was invited by SEA LIFE Arizona to preview the Octopus Hideout exhibit. I was not asked to write or compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Arizona Science Center's Gridiron Glory

Disclaimer: I was provided the opportunity to visit the Arizona Science Center and Gridiron Glory exhibit through a campaign with Blended Extended. All opinions are my own.

We love the Arizona Science Center and recently visited their new special exhibit Gridiron Glory which is showing now through May 3, 2015.

Checking out Gridiron Glory exhibit @azscience #azscience #blendedconf #neverstopwondering #arizona #phoenixaz

Gridiron Glory features over 200 items for the Football Hall of Fame including gear, photos and documents from throughout the history of football. The exhibit also features some great hands on displays that kept my active son engaged including the chance to toss a football, try on real football gear and measure up against professional football players.


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Gridiron Glory - sizing up


Arizona Science Center
600 E Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85004
open 10 am - 5 pm daily (except for Thanksgiving and Christmas)
For more information visit azscience.org or 602.716.2000

And now for the exciting part - we are thrilled to be hosting a giveaway for tickets to the Arizona Science Center so you and your family can experience Gridiron Glory. Giveaway ends March 31st.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Out West Balloon Fest - What a breath taking experience

Gorgeous views this morning #outwestballoonfest #hotairballoon #glendaleaz #arizona

Earlier this month I attended the Out West Balloon Fest at the University of Phoenix stadium in Glendale, AZ. I was blown away by the beauty of the sky being filled with so many gorgeous hot air balloons. Living in Phoenix, I see hot air balloons often daily taking off in the landscape but never have I been so close and surrounded by so many.

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Disclosure: I was given a complimentary ticket to attend the Out West Balloon Fest. I was not asked to write this post and all opinions are my own.



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Monday, February 23, 2015

Happy Monday! { Arizona }

Gorgeous rainbow today #scottsdaleaz #rainbow

Captured this beautiful rainbow against the gorgeous Scottsdale landscape today. Taken through my car window with my iPhone, while driving, so not the best quality shot but still amazing. Happy Monday!