Discover the Fun of Boating This Summer

 Discover Boating Loving the Water Discover the Fun of Boating This Summer

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for DiscoverBoating.com. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

Some of my fondest memories from childhood involve boating with my family. My dad always had a boat, and whether it was a ski boat, a houseboat, or a sailboat, I grew up loving the water. I learned to navigate a boat long before I learned to drive a car! We spent time on the lake and no trip to the Florida Panhandle was complete without boat time. Today my family loves spending time on the water and although we are not near the beach, we’re lucky to live close to several beautiful lakes here in Middle Tennessee.

I am so excited to announce that I am a Ambassador for Discover Boating! I’ll be sharing information from their website this summer as well as some of my summer boating memories.

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Americans are taking to the water in record numbers: Of the 241.9 million adults in the US in 2013, 36.6%, or 88.5 million, participated in recreational boating at least once during 2013 – one of the highest percentages on record. If you have never been boating, now is a great time to discover the joy of spending time on the water.

Boating in the U.S. is primarily a middle class past time. You don’t have to own a yacht to enjoy spending time on the water, skiing, fishing, or just cruising the water! Seventy-one percent of U.S. boat owners have an annual household income less than $100,000 and 95 percent of boats in the U.S. are less than 26 feet—small boats taken by trailer to local bodies of water.

Boating is also a fantastic way to unplug and spend time with friends and family enjoying the beauty of nature. 91 percent of Americans believe there are benefits for children to be on the water, including: getting outdoors; appreciating nature; spending quality time with family; and disconnecting from technology.

 

Boating Tennessee Discover the Fun of Boating This SummerMy older daughter, Miss C, enjoying an afternoon on the lake a couple of summers ago.

 

If you’ve ever thought about buying a boat for your family, DiscoverBoating.com is a fantastic resource. Check it out! Whether you need information on buying your first boat or you’re looking for an area marina or wanting information on boat safety, it’s a fantastic website. You’ll also want to follow DiscoverBoating on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest for updates and fun contests.

Speaking of contests, the Discover Boating Facebook page will be launching a photo contest this month in which fans can submit their best July 4th boating pictures.

Discover Boating is the U.S. recreational boating industry’s nonprofit awareness program to help people get on the water to experience the fun of boating. For those looking to get their feet wet, DiscoverBoating.com is an unbiased online resource to explore the enjoyment and accessibility of the boating lifestyle. Packed with easy, interactive features to familiarize people with all aspects of life on the water, DiscoverBoating.com offers a boat selector guide, cost comparison tool, renting options, favorite boating destinations, links to education courses – even nautical lingo and how-to videos. Plus, DiscoverBoating.com offers tools and information for experienced boaters looking to learn more. 

Vote Now Through Nov. 29 For Maytag’s Dependable Leader

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Maytag. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

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Boys and Girls Club Vote Now Through Nov. 29 For Maytags Dependable LeaderMaytag needs your help to select the best candidate for the 2013 Maytag Dependable Leader Award – America’s Vote competition! Visit www.bgca.org/Maytag through November 29 to learn about all five finalists and the exemplary work they do in their respective communities. The winner will receive the distinction of being named a 2013 Maytag Dependable Leader along with a $20,000 award to help their Club’s efforts to be a safe, dependable place that enables young people to have great futures. These leaders are committed to making a difference in the lives of youth, and are dependable and exceptional role models.

The winner will join 24 of this year’s other Dependable Leaders across the country and receive a $20,000 financial grant to help his or her Boys & Girls Club chapter to improve its impact in its community. The Maytag Dependable Leader Award gives back to Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s professionals and volunteers who continuously give their days to help better the world of youth with whom they work.

This year’s finalists are:

Albert Hernandez – Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena
Ethan Harris – Boys & Girls Club of Bryant
Nate Ford – Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco
Ricky Gallon – Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay
Steve Hixson – Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland

Go vote for the Maytag Dependable Leader now!

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Save 20% Today at Plum District

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Great Plum District launch party goers in beautiful downtown Franklin, Tennessee.

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Plum District is a great deals site for moms and I had a blast at their lovely launch party earlier this summer for Plum District Nashville (@PlumDistrictBNA on Twitter). Since their launch I’ve purchased several of their deals, from Matteo’s Pizza in Brentwood to NameJewelrySpot.com (where I snagged a super cute monogram necklace.)

Today you can save 20% on all deals, except for Plum Steals, sitewide. Be sure to sign up for their deals! They are great supporters of local businesses and being married to a small business owner this is something I am really passionate about.

Here are some of my favorite deals from Nashville and beyond! All deals except for the hair salon deal are available online from anywhere!

$65 for a Shampoo, Haircut, Partial Highlight, and Conditioning Treatment at Vanity Salon – a $175 Value (I’m so using this!)

$20 for $40 to Spend on Book Bags and Lunch Boxes at Get Dolled Up Boutique

$25 for $50 Towards Kids’ Belts and Accessories (such as this adorable cupcake messenger bag!)

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$19-$30 for beautiful Framed PhotoArt Tiles – Up to an $89 Value (think Christmas gifts!)

Be sure to sign up for Plum District so you don’t miss any of their fantastic deals!

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Blonde Mom Shops features product reviews, great giveaways, and fabulous finds. Be sure to visit and subscribe to my main mom blog, BlondeMomBlog.com, for more great content from this 42-year-old Southern soccer mom and like my Facebook page!