Behind the Scenes at Dent Schoolhouse & Giveaway

Anyone who knows me personally knows I am a bit of a chicken when it comes to haunted houses (or even horror movies). The few that I have went to, something crazy always happens – like losing my shoe as we are running away only to come back with a scary guy holding a chainsaw standing over it (true story) or bumping into my friend who said my name, which in case caused the entire scary cast to whisper, yell or scream my name the entire rest of the haunted house!

Yikes!!

So I was intrigued when I found out that I was going to have the opportunity to get a behind the scenes tour of the Dent Schoolhouse – LIGHTS ON – courtesy of Dent Schoolhouse and Dunkin’ Donuts. Especially since it’s rumored that the old school house, is in fact, haunted!

So here’s the story – The Dent Schoolhouse actually used to be a real school back in the day and rumor has it that school children started to go missing back in the 40’s & 50’s, and that Charlie, the school janitor, was responsible. In fact, it is said that he had the rotting bodies of murdered students in gruesome states of disarray in the basement!

Now no one can say either way if this is true or not, but the school did close down in the 50’s and was never opened again, until the Boy Scouts took over to open the house as a haunt. It’s now been a haunted house for 20 years, with visitors from all across country!

I have to say, going into the basement of a haunted schoolhouse, even with the lights on, was a bit frightening to me. Of course I was at the back of the line, so I kept waiting for someone to jump at me or touch me (which thankfully didn’t happen) but I just might have been on edge a bit while getting the tour.

In keeping with the authenticity of the early decade schoolhouse, all the artifacts are in fact from that era. Also most all the props, masks, and scary bloodbaths are also made in house by the staff at Dent.

Each year at least 1/3 of the house gets ‘revamped’ so that each year you get a new experience! Take the skull room for example; the skulls in the room- were legit, hand painted one-by-one by the staff. Each was painstakingly put on the wall; hours and hours went into the skull room alone! (In my opinion, it was one of the most impressive!)

The Dent Schoolhouse is open late September, through the first weekend in November. They have their daytime ghost tours on Wednesday (you must buy your tickets online prior to visiting for the ghost tour, because they do sell out fast!)
The haunt is opened Thursday – Sunday, and of course Friday & Saturday is when you will have the longest wait. (Don’t worry – they have plenty of scary ways to keep you on your toes while you are waiting).

Thursday & Sunday – 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday – 7:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.

LIGHTS ON TOUR – kind of what I experienced, but for the kids =) Introduce your kids to the haunted house with the lights on, and no actors. Some friendly ghouls will be passing out candy and treats, and it can make for a fun family experience.

November 3rd & 4th is the LIGHTS OUT WEEKEND which is where there are NO LIGHTS on throughout the entire visit, and you can even purchase a TOUCH pass which gives the staff permission to TOUCH YOU through the visit. The thought alone gives me nightmares, but some really seem to enjoy it! These sell out quick as well, so make sure you purchase your tickets in advance.

You can get discounted tickets at your local Dunkin’ Donuts, Costco and other retailers (just ask!)
Dent is also a CASH ONLY facility, so make sure to stop at the bank on the way – if not, there is an ATM on property.

They have a concession stand for you to get treats and drinks while you wait (which includes my favorite, Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee) as well as a gift shop!

Dent was selected as one of the official top scariest haunted houses & attractions by America Haunts and rated one of the world’s scariest haunts by Haunt World last year. You can get t-shirts, keychains, and more to show that you survived Dent Schoolhouse!

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The Old West Festival – Info & GIVEAWAY

It’s that time again- time for the Old West Festival!

I’m a little late, but you still have 2 weekends left to visit – this coming weekend and the weekend of October 15th, you can visit the Old West Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.!

Ghosts and Ghouls Welcome at the Old West Festival’s Final Weekend, Oct. 14-15

WHAT: The Old West is known for grisly ghost stories and spine-chilling legends! Now’s your chance for you and your family to partake in a real-life Ghost Town during the Old West Festival’s Halloween-themed weekend. 1878 Dodge City will be transformed with haunted décor; children ages 3-12 dressed in costumes will receive free admission, and can enjoy trick-or-treating.

The 10th Annual Old West Festival features:

  • Comedy, Saloon Shows, Stunt Gunfights
  • Children’s Activities and Games
  • Children’s Train Rides
  • Live Music and food
  • Free Parking and More

This year also marks the debut of Kowboy Kal, a World Champion Trick Roper who holds the Guinness Book of World Records record for largest wedding loop (100 feet). Cook has performed at concerts, theme parks, school assemblies and corporate events throughout the country for more than 25 years.

WHEN: Halloween Weekend is October 14– 15, 2017; 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The festival runs from September 9 through October 15, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., rain or shine! Halloween Weekend will also be the final weekend of the 2017 Old West Festival.

WHERE: The Old West Festival is located at 1449 Greenbush Cobb Rd between Mt. Orab and Williamsburg, Ohio, just off St. Rt. 32. Visit www.oldwestfestival.com or call (513) 304-0444 to learn more.

COST: Adult Admission: $14.99; Child Age 3-12 Admission: $11.99 *

Adult Season Pass: $34.99

Child Season Pass: $24.99

* Children ages 3-12 dressed in costumes will receive free admission during Halloween Weekend.

Enter to win a family 4 pack of tickets to Halloween Weekend below – but hurry! Contest ends October 12th! (winner will pick up tickets at entrance!)

 

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3 Ways to Take Care of Your Body

Humans are not immortal. This is a fact everyone has to accept. But if you take care of your body you’re more likely to live a longer and a happier life compared to someone who doesn’t. Body care is quite as easy as it is hard. It’s simple to adopt a good body care program, making it possible to lead a more productive and fulfilling life. Yet it’s difficult to end the old habits and to adjust to new ones. Your body and brain are intertwined. Thus, you need to have a healthy mind and body to be at peace. Here are ways to achieve a healthy body.

 

  1. Take a Break

Life is a surge, and the champ gets the present.  When you are a professional working class individual, life is riotous. Yet, it’s this everyday rush that harms your body. It’s not astonishing that most people laugh at the recommendation that they should kick it back just a little bit. There’s so much to be done and so little time to do it. But if you don’t give your body as much rest as it needs to ultimately work, the body will, in the long run, breakdown. You need to slow down for your body. Take time to visit a spa or go to body details and have your body pampered and rejuvenated.

 

  1. Eat Healthy and Exercise

We’re urged to always be wary of what we eat these days.  Especially with current circumstances considering the unhealthy junk food we eat. Food is fuel, and we require it to work ideally. Eating well means giving your body what it needs to improve its functions. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Include a piece of fruit in your meal, or forego coffee for a glass of water. Make sure to at least drink 8 glasses of water in a day to keep your body hydrated. Don’t forget to exercise. A little gym time, morning workouts, and sometimes forfeit the car for treks. The exercise will make you feel energized and full of life.

 

  1. Listen to your body

Our bodies have a way of communicating with us. Whenever something is wrong with the body, it communicates through pain or other symptoms. Joint aches, stomach aches, migraines, name them. The worst part is that, however much our bodies tell us that something is wrong, we assume that it’s not as long as it’s not unbearable. These pains, however insignificant, need to be dealt with. Early treatment is the only way to avoid long-term implications of something that might not be as painful as it is serious.

A serene personality means nothing without a sound body to complement it. So take 60 minutes—yes 60 minutes! — out of your day, a couple of times each week to care for it. Rest, eat, meditate or get a back rub, whatever it takes to make you feel relaxed. Remember without a healthy body nothing else is possible in life. So in whatever you do keep your health first over everything.

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Puppy Love – Plus Cute & Easy Dog Treat Jar

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I grew up loving my little yorkie-poo mix Cuddles like she was part of the family – well, because she was. She slept in bed with me (under the covers and I always had to check on her because I didn’t know how she could sleep completely covered up at the bottom of my bed), she stood next to my chair at the table waiting for me to slip her some scraps, and she always listened to me when I needed to talk – or cry. Needless to say I was heartbroken when she passed away at 17 years old. I grew up with her and losing her was like losing a family member – I wasn’t sure I could love another; but I knew my kids needed to experience puppy love like I did!

Everyone loves little Mocha – she’s also a yorkie-poo mix, but quite a bit smaller than my Cuddles ever was. She’s so tiny you have to watch where you are walking , especially because she gets soo excited and does figure eights around your legs when she thinks she’s going outside, or if she’s getting a dog treat!

The kids and I are both pretty particular about what she eats; she has a somewhat sensitive and tiny tummy, so we have to be very careful about what type of treats she gets, and how often. Too many times we’ve cleaned up some pretty icky messes when treats haven’t sat so well in her tummy. (You’d be surprised what can come out of such a little pup!)

That is why we absolutely love Milo’s Kitchen home-style dog treats, that we buy at Meijer. Milo’s home-style dog treats are made totally free of artificial flavors or colors,and are 100% real chicken, beef, duck or sweet potato as the #1 ingredient and they are made here right in the U.S. of A.! 

Some of her favorite Milo’s treats are the chicken meatballs (ender, home-style chicken meatballs cooked to bring out the enticing aroma that your dog will thank you for), steak grillers (Delicious, tender strips made with real Angus Steak full of beefy flavor) and chicken jerky strips (A great-tasting, home-style recipe made with real chicken for the best mouthwatering jerky taste).

You can take advantage of this mPerks offer of 30% off Milo’s Kitchen home-style dog treats now through 10/7 (while supplies last) before you head into Meijer today!

And why you are there, you can pick up some pretty cute storage jars to use for your pups treats – you guys know I’m not super crafty, but I do like things to be cute and organized. That’s why I let the kids decorate the treat jars for Mocha’s favorite dog treats.

Just grab some cute stickers or markers – and let them decorate away! They are perfect for holding treats, and the kids love that they can be a part of taking care of our little puppy love!

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