Marvel Universe LIVE! at US Bank Arena {Giveaway} (Winner has been notified)

My little boy is OBSESSED with Iron Man to the point where I begged all my family friends to donate toy catalogs just so he could look through them to find his beloved character. Then I found out that Marvel Universe LIVE was coming to US Bank Arena and that was a game changer because now I’m excited along with my little boy.12244492_749384278540666_4070523572738274506_o

Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you’ve seen before. Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man and the Avengers (Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and more) and threatening villains come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza, coming to the Cincinnati. You’ll definitely feel the energy with cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and more. It’s being hailed as the most technically advanced live show ever. Join Marvel fans of all ages for this once-in-a-lifetime, monumental performance. The fate of the universe depends on it!

This show is coming to the US Bank Arena December 17-20, 2015. There’s quite a few show time choices for all of the super heroes out there.

Show Times Schedule: 

Date  Morning Afternoon Late Afternoon Evening
Thursday, Dec. 17 7:00 PM
Friday, Dec. 18 7:00 PM
Saturday, Dec 19 11:00 AM 3:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sunday, Dec. 20 1:00 PM 5:00 PM

Prices:

These range from $20 for kids tickets up to $120 for VIP Gold Seats. (For the kids tickets, here’s some more information: Not valid on premium seating. No double discounts. Child discount applies to children ages 2-12. Service charges, handling, and facility fees may apply.

Downtown Fun

If you’re planning on heading downtown after Thanksgiving be sure to look for some Marvel super hero fun in and around the square.  I saw first hand in the lobby of the Fountain Square Garage (upper level) some super awesome elevator doors decor, pretty cool.

What’s the show going to be like?

This video should answer any questions you have:

But, if you do still have questions, then visit the Marvel Universe LIVE website.

So are you in? I know I am. Would you like a chance to win tickets to the opening night show? Then here’s how you can enter to win a family four pack of tickets to see the opening night performance on December 17 at 7 pm. You must be 18 years or older to enter; and you must reside in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Tickets will be available at Will Call — a valid ID is required in order to pick up your tickets. Here’s FOUR chances to win (please leave a comment for each entry and I’ll use Random.org to choose the winner):

1. Leave a comment below letting me know which is your favorite Marvel super hero.

2. Like Marvel Universe Live on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know.

3. Sign up to receive The Herron Nest Newsletter.

4. Tweet this giveaway and tag @JesyHerron for it to count!

The winner will be chosen at 8 am on Tuesday, December 8. Winners have 24 hours to respond once contacted via email or another winner will be drawn. If you win, I hope you come to the show decked out in your favorite super hero flair!

I am a Feld Fam­ily Ambas­sador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attend­ing shows and report­ing my opin­ion within this blog, as well as keep­ing you advised of the lat­est dis­count offers, Feld Enter­tain­ment has pro­vided me with com­pli­men­tary tick­ets to Feld shows and oppor­tu­ni­ties to attend pri­vate Feld pre-Show events.

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Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove {Giveaway is closed, winner is Kara!}

Whether you have kids, you are a kid or you like to channel your inner kid; you must see this show! Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove is coming to Cincinnati’s US Bank Arena October 28 – November 1, 2015 don’t miss it! And don’t miss the awesome ticket deals and giveaway for your chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets.

Discover endless riches when Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove comes to Cincinnati!  Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with its newest skating spectacular.  Get tangled up in Disney’s 50 th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses –Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White.  Ahoy, Mateys!  Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook & his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land!  Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life.’  Tick-Tock!  Tick-Tock!  Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice & the Mad Hatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army Of Cards.  Be sure to see this show full of memories guaranteed to last a lifetime.

To prepare your family for Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove, consider creating this fun Count Down with the Disney Princesses idea from Pinterest.

Exclusive Savings just for YOU! The show is coming to the US Bank Arena, October 28 – November 1, 2015 and ticket prices vary from $60 for rinkside to $17. All tickets to shows on Wednesday/Thursday are just $13 – No code needed! Family 4-pack offer $114 includes 4 tickets, 4 Sm popcorns and 4 24oz lemonades Use code FAMD26  (Discount does not apply to Rinkside, Front Row, or VIP seats)

Show times are:

Date Morning Afternoon Late Afternoon Evening
Wednesday, Oct. 28 7:00 PM
Thursday, Oct. 29 7:00 PM
Friday, Oct. 30 7:00 PM
Saturday, Oct. 31 11:00 AM 3:00 PM
Sunday, Nov. 1

Would you like to take your family to see the show courtesy of The Herron Nest and our Feld Family Entertainment Partner? Enter to win a family four pack of tickets to see the opening night performance on October 28. You must be 18 years or older to enter; and you must reside in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Tickets will be available at Will Call — a valid ID is required in order to pick up your tickets. Here’s FOUR chances to win (please leave a comment for each entry as the winner is chosen via Random.org):

  1. Leave a comment below saying what you like most about Disney.
  2. Like Disney On Ice on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know.
  3. Sign up to receive The Herron Nest updates and leave a comment letting me know.

The winner will be chosen at noon on Monday, October 19, 2015 and will have 24 hours to respond once contacted via email or another winner will be drawn. Make sure I have your email!

I am a Feld Fam­ily Ambas­sador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attend­ing shows and report­ing my opin­ion within this blog, as well as keep­ing you advised of the lat­est dis­count offers, Feld Enter­tain­ment has pro­vided me with com­pli­men­tary tick­ets to Feld shows and oppor­tu­ni­ties to attend pri­vate Feld pre-Show events.

Win a Year Supply of all free clear #WithMyBlanket Sweepstakes

When thinking about blankets I automatically go to memories of my favorite baby and childhood blanket that I affectionately called “Blankie.” Now that I’m a mommy, it would be crazy to me if my kids didn’t love to be snuggled with their favorite blankets too. I’m just lucky that my two babies get to snuggle with homemade blankets from their great aunt which they both use daily! My daughter uses hers for more imaginative play while my son still uses his to snuggle with for each nap and bedtime of course.

Why am I sharing Herron Nest blanket details with you? Now you can win a 1 year supply of all free clear by simply sharing a photo of how important your child’s blanket is to them. They are going to select 5 lucky winners!

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Does your baby snuggle with the blanket every day and every night?

Do they hide under their blanket from mommy to be silly?

Enter the sweepstakes via social media and share how your child’s blanket has become their best friend.

A year supply of all free clear would be a great way to keep your child’s favorite blanket clean and free of residue all year long!

Here’s how to enter the #WithMyBlanket Sweepstakes

Via Facebook: Upload your photo with the hashtags #withmyblanket and #sweeps on the all free clear facebook page

Via Twitter: Log onto your Twitter account and tweet your photo with the hashtags #withmyblanket and #sweeps.

Deadline:  Share your #withmyblanket creations by July 26, 2015 to be eligible to win.

Here are the Official Sweepstakes Rules.

Share your #WithMyBlanket photos and start snuggling with your clean blanket thanks to all free clear.

Here’s a $1 of all free clear coupon to keep the cleaning going. Nothing beats a fresh and clean blanket to snuggle with!

Today’s post is sponsored by all free clear, but my love for the brand is all my own!

#GuestPost How I Got My GLOW On! Rodan + Fields #Giveaway

Kat Ottopal is my cousin, my confidant, my sister-like, my best friend and now my go-to-skincare associate for Rodan + Fields. I’ve been using the Reverse skincare line for over a month now and can confidently state that I have had a face lift! Well, not technically, but my skin is glowing and perfect looking. I wanted to share with my readers this awesome skincare line, access to Kat and an opportunity to WIN a free mini-facial.

From Kat regarding her Personal Skincare Experience:

If you had asked me 8 months ago about my skincare routine, I would have laughed at you.  Point PicCollageblank, it was pathetic.  I was 31 years old and still using the same drug store face wash I had used since high school.  I washed my face in the shower only and never took my make up off at the end of the day.  I had success using a department store toner for most of my life, but somehow I didn’t realize my skin was changing as the years went by and I was continuing to use the same products and expected different results. The definition of insanity right?!?

My wash and toner couldn’t tell I was developing sun damage and wrinkles that I needed it to start addressing!  That stuff was barely fighting my occasional breakouts for heaven’s sake! I had a drawer of junk from greasy moisturizers, to overnight zit creams, to sunscreen that claimed it wouldn’t make my face break out.  Everything went to the graveyard of products that MAYBE helped me keep my skin looking the same, not better, definitely not better than before.  Every time I changed the routine I had to compensate by adding another product to fight the mess I was creating on my skin.

IMG_3900Thankfully, my friend Blair started talking to me about a skincare company she had become a consultant for called Rodan + Fields.  I hadn’t heard of the company but she told me Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields are the Stanford trained Dermatologists that created Proactiv.  I was intrigued and willing to give their products a shot based on Proactiv’s success and notoriety alone!  After going through the solution tool on her website we talked about what products would be best for my skin, based on my primary concerns.  She introduced me to a grown up skin care routine that I will forever be thankful for!  I opted to try the Reverse regimen for my sun damage, melasma, and to improve the texture and tone of my skin.  The first time I washed my face with the products I knew it was love at first wash.  I texted Blair immediately that this stuff smelled like sunshine and my skin felt amazing after my FIRST time using it.   I loved that each regimen has 4 steps and is a multi-med SYSTEM that works together.  Each regimen has some combination of a cleanser or mask, toner, treatment, moisturizer and a sunscreen.  I was FINALLY giving my skin what it had been craving for years, consistency and dermatologic grade products!!  My face was GLOWING after a week of daily use.  I was treating my problems, moisturizing and protecting my skin from further damage.  Something I had failed at prior to trying R+F.

After using the Reverse regimen for 6 months and being thrilled over my personal results I started to wonder about the business side of this company.  I mean, I was buying not only my regimen but I had tried the Multifunction eye cream, microdermabrasion paste, the AMP MD roller, and the Soothe regimen for sunburn…you name it and I wanted the amazing results I kept seeing my consultant post on Facebook.  I asked Blair plenty of questions about the Direct Selling aspect of Rodan + Fields, how the company supported the consultants, the pay structure and what my expectations should be as I considered this opportunity.  We talked for weeks then I attended a regional R+F event with Blair and ultimately, I decided to become a consultant myself right there at the event.  I couldn’t resist getting the best price for the products, telling people about my results, showing others how these products could help them and ultimately getting paid to wash my face!!

If you have a good skin care routine that is fantastic!  If your skin care routine isn’t giving you the results you are hoping for or you are at the end of your rope and have tried everything under the sun for your personal skin concerns, I encourage you to try Rodan + Fields.  Every product (including the amazing tools) comes with a 60 day, empty bottle, money back guarantee.  So it is completely risk free.  I can help you save 10% and get free shipping by becoming my Preferred Customer.

So what about this mini-facial Giveaway and how do I win?

I have a mini facial to give away to one lucky person who takes 2-3 minutes to go through the solutionIMG_4124 tool on my website.  Go to http://kathyottopal.myrandf.com  Select the solution tool icon at the bottom right and go through the 6 questions. Make sure to enter your email address at the end so it sends me your personal recommendations. Complete the tool by May 15th and you will be entered into the drawing. It’s just that easy! The mini facial is a little treat you apply at home and includes a packet of Microdermabrasion paste, and an ampule of night renewing serum for your face and another for your lips!

Feel free to contact me at any time about your personal skin concerns, KOTTOPALatGMAILdotCOM Rodan + Fields has something for everyone and I am always happy to share our amazing products or talk about this incredible business opportunity.

As the doctors always say, “Skin is a beautiful thing…Wear it well!”

 

{GIVEAWAY} Summer Fun on the Farm Festival at Bonnybrook Farms

Who is ready for SUMMER??? Oh, me, pick me! This past Saturday in Cincinnati was absolutely amazing and it reminded me of a classic summer day. We worked in the yard, took a walk around the neighborhood, had snacks and picnics on the driveway and pulled out every riding toy imaginable, it was a perfect day. One problem, it was reminding of how much I miss these summer-like days and I want them all NOW!

Bonnybrook Farms' Down on the Farm Company PicnicsKick off your summer with me and my family as we get ready with a “Yeehaw!” for the first annual Summer Fun on the Farm Festival at Bonnybrook Farms. I can’t wait for the live country music, BBQ foods, dozens of attractions and fun contests for the entire family. A bonus to the fun-filled day is that a portion of the proceeds will benefit River Of Hope Ranch, a local non-profit offering equine-assisted mental health counseling to children, teens and adults.

Here is a nice writeup about what you can expect at the Summer Fun on the Farm Festival at Bonnybrook Farms on Saturday, June 20th:

The day starts out at 10am with a family fun 5K trail run/walk. The course will run throughout the 370 acres of beautiful farmland with fresh air, rolling hills and creekside views. Participants of the 5K will receive a t-shirt and FREE entry into the festival for the entire day.

At noon, let the music begin with the talented Noah Smith Band Nominated for the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards for Best New Artist, Best Country Artist and Best Singer/Songwriter. Next in the line-up is the popular Americana band, Wilder. We are excited to bring some fun country music to the farm. 

Throughout the day, the Farm Kitchen will be serving smokin’ good BBQ and farm fresh sides. Enjoy a refreshing beer, ice cold drink or ice cream as you take in the day’s events.WagonRide

Want to try something unique? Bonnybrook Farms offers one-of-a-kind activities at theActivity Zone with giant slingshots, clodhopper golf, and an 80’ underground slide. Various farm characters and animals will also be there to greet you.

Looking for some friendly competition? We’ve got you covered with an ice cream eating contest, farmer’s race, cane pole fishing derby and more. Young or old, there is something for you here.

By 5:00pm, the fun is just getting started with an amazing show from 90 Proof Twang! Awarded the 2015 Best Country Music Band in the Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana tri-state area in 2015 by City Beat Magazine, you won’t want to miss their infectious energy and southern country/rock show.

{Giveaway Details} 

So how can you join The Herron Nest at the Summer Fun on the Farm Festival at Bonnybrook Farms? Visit bonnybrookfarms.com or call 937.289.2500 to purchase tickets, register for the 5K, and learn more about the day’s events.

OR you can win a Family Package with 4 free tickets right here on this blog! It is so easy to earn your entries, you will have 4 chances to win this family-friendly giveaway:

1. Leave a com­ment on why you’d like to attend this great event, perhaps you love country music or great food or you want to pet a goat – just let us know!
2. Like Bonnybrook Farms on Face­book: www.facebook.com/bonnybrookfarms
3. Tweet about this give­away by includ­ing @BonnybrookFarms and @jesyherron in your tweet.
4. Sign up for The Herron Nest newsletter or let me know that you already subscribe.
Winner will be picked via Random.org and will be notified on 6/5/15. You will have 24 hours to respond to me via email or else I’ll need to pick a new winner. There is only ONE date for this giveaway event and it is RAIN OR SHINE, please be sure you can use the tickets. Tickets will be mailed directly to the winner.
Dis­claimer: I’ve been given four tickets for my family to enjoy as a thank you for help­ing to pro­mote this event. 

{Giveaway} Bluegrass for Babies + Mama Mimi’s Pizza

I’m so excited to help promote the 6th annual Bluegrass for Babies event and even more thrilled that The Herron Nest will be attending this year for the first time. Many positives for attending this event being held at Sawyer Point, but one major reason why we will be attending is because it is a benefit that was started by a passionate family who wanted to give back to Cincinnati Children’s which provided a life-saving surgery to their newborn son.
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This year marks the first that Bluegrass for Babies is being produced under the Healthy Roots Foundation name, a change that occurred in August of 2014. The need for Foundation became apparent as Bluegrass for Babies evolved from the one-time a year concert into a year-round organization providing tools, programming and resources as well as to hosting a variety of special events.

{Event Details}

bluegrass babies104The concert lineup features performances by Ma Crow & The Lady Slippers, Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, and Hickory Robot. Ma Crow & The Lady Slippers will kick things off, performing at 3:00pm with the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars taking to the stage at 5:00pm. Rounding out the evening at 6:45 pm will be Hickory Robot. Special guest Jennifer Ellis will perform her popular children’s songs at 4:15pm.
Again this year, kids 12 and under will be able to eat free with the purchase of an adult meal from the Green B.E.A.N. Delivery concession stand until 6:00 pm. One free kids meal will be available, per one purchased adult meal. This year Bluegrass for Babies takes place at Sawyer Point on September 20 with just as many wonderful bluegrass bands as we’ve had in the past, and great food, vendors, activities and family fun.
Tickets for the Bluegrass for Babies benefit concert are $15 for adults in advance and $20 day of, with children admitted for free. Presale period ends Friday, September 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased at www.healthyrootsfoundation.org. Parking is $8 in the Sawyer Point parking lot. Discounted tickets are available for groups of 10+ adults until Friday, September 19.

Blue­grass for Babies con­cert atten­dees will have the oppor­tu­nity to par­take in five inter­ac­tive expe­ri­ences– Farmer’s Mar­ket, Healthy Home, Fam­ily Well­ness, Music & Art, and Movement. bluegrass babies04

  • Farmer’s Mar­ket: Nutri­tion and food are key com­po­nents of set­ting the foun­da­tion for healthy lives. The Farmer’s Mar­ket fea­tures real, non-processed food options like apples, local sus­tain­ably raised burg­ers, gluten-free grilled cheeses, locally made desserts, and more. And, none of the food or drink options con­tain any high fruc­tose corn syrup.
  • Healthy Home:  The Healthy Home Expe­ri­ence fea­tures activ­i­ties pro­vided by local experts on home build­ing design and resources, waste man­age­ment, baby care prod­ucts, and more.
  • Fam­ily Well­ness:  Visit the Fam­ily Well­ness Expe­ri­ence to learn about relax­ation tech­niques, skin­care, fam­ily finan­cial plans, pedi­atric health tips, and more.
  • Let’s get Mov­ing!: Chil­dren of all ages will enjoy a vari­ety of move­ment activ­i­ties on the lawn includ­ing soc­cer, bas­ket­ball and more.
  • Art & Music: Chil­dren of all ages will enjoy explor­ing new instru­ments, cre­at­ing new mas­ter­pieces, and more.
  • Tod­dler Play Expe­ri­ence: The Tod­dler Play Expe­ri­ence allows par­ents to enjoy some of the area’s best blue­grass music and a refresh­ing bev­er­age in a worry free envi­ron­ment. We have cre­ated a con­tained loca­tion on the lawn with many of your toddler’s favorite play activities.

{Giveaway Details}

Would you like to join The Herron Nest at the benefit Bluegrass for Babies concert? We’re giving away a pair of tickets to one of our lucky readers (kids 12 and under are free).  In addition, we have a gift card for a free Mama Mimi’s pizza for our blog winner.
You will have 4 chances to win this family-friendly giveaway:
1. Leave a com­ment on why you’d like to attend this great event.
2. Like Blue­grass for Babies on Face­book: https://www.facebook.com/blue­grass­forba­bies
3. Tweet about this give­away by includ­ing @4healthyroots and @jesyherron in your tweet.
4. Sign up for The Herron Nest newsletter or let me know that you already subscribe.
Winner will be picked via Random.org and will be notified on 9/16/14. You will have 24 hours to respond to me via email or else I’ll need to pick a new winner. There is only ONE date for this giveaway event, please be sure you an use the tickets. Tickets will be sent via Eventbrite directly to your winner.  The Mama Mimi’s gift card will be mailed separately so I’ll need your address if chosen.
Mama Mimi pizzaMama Mimi’s, besides being a vendor at this year’s event, is also donating 100% of the money received from purchases at the event directly to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital! Thanks Mama Mimi’s!
 Dis­claimer: I’ve been given two tick­ets and a Mama Mimi’s gift card for my family to enjoy as a thank you for help­ing to pro­mote this event. 

{Giveaway} The Simple Portrait Project Family Photo Shoot

With the holiday season upon us, it is impossible to not be in a giving mood. And in the spirit of “giving” I’m thrilled to be sharing this special giveaway on The Herron Nest with all of you.

I was recently approached by a very loving family about the idea of giving away a photo shoot to a family who doesn’t have the means to pay for this themselves. With presents to be purchased and large families to host, sometimes these extras aren’t in the budget, right?

Here is how this unique giveaway will work:

Please post a comment with a little description about what “family” means to you and why the donors should pick your family for this fun photo session {Check out the gallery and photo style of photographers, Jonbob and Jeremy, at http://thesimpleportraitproject.com}. Feel free to share this post with a family you feel will really appreciate the offer or “nominate” a family that deserves an opportunity to be photographed together for the holidays.

{Photo Shoot Details}

  • Plan to show up at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time, typically there will be many families there as they do back-to-back 30 minute sessions all day.
  • What you wear is as important—and so is what everyone else is wearing. Consider what the group is wearing as a whole. Look like you belong together; a similar color palette, similar season. Make sure clothes are clean and pressed because details show. And NO MATCHING OUTFITS!!! {per http://thesimpleportraitproject.com}
  • Expect two to four set-ups per 30-minute session. For larger groups, one session will probably only yield one beautiful group shoot
  • This a stress-free photo shoot.  No need for Sunday best – jeans and bare feet turn out great! 

{Giveaway Details} 

The giveaway includes one 1/2 hour photo shoot {date and time has already been chosen, make sure you are available for the time-slot} and 4 Hi Res JPEG “digital” prints via disc. Additional Hi Res JPEG files are $25 each available for your choice to purchase. There are also options of purchasing archival-quality signed prints {see pricing} or you can simply take the disc and choose your print method ie: Snapfish, Shutterfly, etc.

  • Date – December 1st
  • Time – 12:30 pm
  • Location – 308 8th Street, 6th Floor, Cincinnati, OH 45202

The family who wins the Simple Portrait Project Family Photo Shoot giveaway will be chosen on November 27th – all entries must be submitted by 1pm on 11/27 for consideration. Be sure to leave your email address in the comments section so that you can be contacted promptly. 

*That’s right, I’m NOT picking the winner, Random.org is NOT picking the winner, but the anonymous family who is giving away the photo session, is going to decide.