Family Travel – Glamping!

Glamping is a wonderful experience for those who love nature, but don’t necessarily want to forego the comforts of home! Glamping gets its name from “glamorous camping”, and includes deluxe tents with full size beds (sometimes even electricity), nearby bathrooms with running water, and other luxuries. Recently, our family enjoyed the island glamping experience at Shawnee […]

DIY Personalized Homework Station

This DIY Personalized Homework Station is a useful project that teens or tweens can customize to enhance their work space for back-to-school! There is plenty of room for memos and important notes. My daughter loves this personalized workstation using Fujifilm INSTAX photos to display fun memories! The chalkboard surface is perfect for jotting down assignments or upcoming due dates. There […]

365 Days of Adventure

In just a few weeks, our family will be embarking on an exciting road trip adventure across the country! This is a trip that involves some planning in advance. We have been saving for our expenses throughout the course of the year. We set up a separate travel savings account a few years ago and have been slowly […]

Tips to Make Road Trips Fun!

Chrysler is very excited about the all-new Pacifica and provided me with information about the vehicle; I want to share with you how the Pacifica may fit in with your lifestyle. When I was about 12 years old, my parents took my younger brother and me on an epic road trip from NJ to Utah […]

DIY Kitchen Concoctions

I’m sharing #purclean in my life as part of a Tide® sponsored series for Socialstars™. These DIY kitchen concoctions are great fun to make with the kids! The best part is you probably already have the ingredients needed on-hand in your pantry. With glitter slime, super soft play dough, and homemade oobleck, these kitchen concoctions are […]

Exploring HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD!

Compensation was provided by HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD or Momtrends. Our family visited Hershey, Pennsylvania recently and made lots of sweet memories at HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD! We had a great time and lucked out on having […]

Banana Chocolate Smoothie Pops

I’m sharing #purclean #TideThat as part of a Tide® sponsored series for Socialstars™. The Summer season means it is time for lots of homemade frozen treats to stay cool! These homemade banana chocolate smoothie pops are a family favorite. They are quick to make and they are delicious! If you have any leftovers after filling […]

Seizing the Outdoors with My Kids

FLONASE® compensated me in connection with statements made in this post. Do you have a good relationship with your kids? Most parents would probably say yes, but how do you know for sure? Asking my kids this one question has helped us to connect in ways I could never have anticipated. The one question I […]

Quirky Shows on Netflix Streaming

This post is sponsored by Netflix. I am proud to be a member of the Netflix StreamTeam, and I received promotional materials for the purposes of this post. All opinions are my own. Did you know that Netflix Streaming offers lots of quirky and fun television shows available to watch instantly using any device that […]

Favorite Messy Paint Projects

I’m sharing #TideThat in my life as part of a Tide® sponsored series for Socialstars™. An important part of the creative process is learning to embrace the mess, and some of our most FUN and memorable art experiences are quite messy! Don’t let the fear of messy art keep you from making some great memories […]

Favorite Grilled Chicken Recipe

Summer will be here soon and that means it is time for grilling! This is one of our family’s new favorite grilled chicken recipes that is full of flavor and simple to prepare. This ranch grilled chicken with baby red potatoes would be perfect for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, or your next Summer BBQ! Having […]

Favorite Window Art Projects

Rainy days are the perfect excuse to do some window art! These window art projects are some of our favorite ways to make your own sunshine. They never fail to brighten up a room and add lots of colorful whimsy! With a little help from some window crayons, non-permanent chalk markers, and/or washable glue stick, […]

10 Ways to Show Appreciation for Teachers

Teachers work hard to make sure their students are learning and performing their best in the classroom. Many times, teachers spend their own money on school supplies, work late hours, or take continuing education classes to stay informed. That is why I am thrilled to help spread the word about SONIC Drive-In’s #ThanksTeach campaign in […]

HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD Sweepstakes!

Compensation for this post was provided by HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are my own and are not indicative of the opinions of HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD  or Momtrends.  Last weekend was spent making lots of sweet family memories at HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD in Hershey, PA. It was so much fun and we were blessed with beautiful […]

Proud to be in the #GoodnessCircle

I’m sharing the Tom’s of Maine #GoodnessCircle as part of a sponsored series of posts. All opinions are my own. While attending a recent blogging conference, I had the opportunity to connect with the inspiring team from Tom’s of Maine! I was happy to learn about how they strive to produce eco-friendly products and partner […]

10 Days of After School Snacks (no repeats)

Having a selection of snacks ready and available for the kids when they come home from school can be an effective way of saving time during the busy weekdays. If your family is stuck in a snack rut, it may be time to try mixing things up a bit by adding some more variety. This […]

Simple Magic Tricks for Kids

With a little help from the NEW Discovery Magic Set by Melissa & Doug, young magicians can perform several tricks! These tricks are perfect for April Fool’s Day fun, or anytime you want to add a little magic to your day. A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s creative […]

Weekend Breakfast Treat – Happy Face Pancakes!

This is a fun weekend breakfast treat the entire family will enjoy! With the weekday rush to get the kids ready for school, I am particularly thankful for Saturday and Sunday mornings that are more relaxed. I love that the kids can help make these happy face pancakes by measuring out ingredients, stirring the mix, and arranging […]