Our Girls Weekend @Castaway Bay Cedar Point’s Indoor Waterpark #ad

Located in Sandusky, OH and owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (Cedar Point) Castaway Bay is a tropical theme family paradise ! The Caribbean meets Sandusky at this resort destination for vacationers. With its tropical theme, guests at Cedar Point’s Castaway Bay feel like they have just landed on an island paradise upon entering this lush indoor waterpark resort. Castaway Bay … [Read more...]

Our #WhatULuv Party & Luvs New Ultra Leakguards with Nightlock Plus #ad

I recently had the opportunity to partner with Luvs to throw a #whatuluv party with a few close friends and family. It was a great reason to host a get together that included moms and little ones, and to also share about Luvs New Ultra Leakguards with Nightlock Plus®. Once we were all together, I realized we all have had or about to have two babies. We talked a lot about how different and … [Read more...]

Tips On Planning The Perfect Mother/Daughter Day With Your Teen

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Find Your #Aah #CollectiveBias Between being a mom, having a full time job, a blog, and keeping up with the household, my life has been crazy busy lately. As hectic as my schedule can get, being a mom is by far the most important job on my list. So time spend with my girls is precious. Here … [Read more...]

Lightspeed Outdoors Bahia Quick Shelter Review

We recently took a family vacation to Venice, Florida to celebrate spring break. It's been years since we spent time in such a sunny state. The last time we were there, our daughter was on the beach and got a pretty bad sun burn on the first day of the trip. Kind of putting a damper on the rest of her vacation. This year, we went prepared. We asked Lightspeed Outdoors for a Bahia Quick Shelter to … [Read more...]

Four Generations of Tradition & Cheerios™ Morning Snack-mix Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiveABox #CollectiveBias I spent a lot of time with my grandma when I was young. I was her baby's baby, so we were very close, and kept a special relationship, through to my adulthood. She lived a simple, healthy lifestyle compared to today's world. She walked everywhere, spent hours … [Read more...]

Five ways to win at Mother’s Day for under $10

Looking to wow her on Mother's Day, while staying on a tight budget? Here are five nice gift ideas, each for $10 or under. Homemade dessert I know baking from scratch isn't for everyone, but there are some pretty impressive box mixes on the grocery store shelf these days. Bottle of wine You can dress it up with a towel, a candle and a note saying to enjoy a long warm bath. A new book You … [Read more...]

5 tips on litter training & Fresh Step Total Control with the Power of Febreze

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #yougottabekittenme #CollectiveBias Our family includes two beautiful rescued cats. Raphael, and Harley may look a lot alike, but their personalities couldn't be more different. Raphael came to us from a shelter, and is playful, silly, and easy going. Harley, was rescued from a home full of … [Read more...]

An update on Roxy, and our holistic approach to cancer

A few months ago we found out that our sweet basset hound, Roxy, a.k.a Foxy Roxy has cancer. She has at-least five tumors, two of them have been pretty fast growing. Due to her age (11), breed and one of the larger tumors being unable to be removed, we made the hard decision to not put her through surgery or any other harsh treatments. It would just feel wrong, and selfish at this point in her … [Read more...]

Tips for Parents to Balance Time for Work and Family

As a working parent, it is always a challenge to balance time with your job and family. Whatever your job is, you will find it difficult to manage your time properly. This is the reason why some children seek more attention and love from their parents. However, there are various ways on how to balance your time. All you need is determination and patience at all times. It could be hard at first, … [Read more...]

Getting our House Ready for the Big Game #GameDayTraditions @SheSpeaksUp, @ProcterGamble @Walmart #sp

Football is not just a sport around here, it's a season. It's all about the touchdowns, the scores, and yelling back at the television screen. When it comes to the Big Game, things start to get a little more serious, but also a lot more fun. This year, it is our turn to host friends and family to watch the Big Game. When it comes hosting at our house, I put a lot of thought into preparing. The … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Enjoyed a very nice Christmas Day with my family. Attended a webinar that is going to lead to a lot of great content in 2016. Spent a sweet evening with our granddaughter. All snuggles and happiness. Excited to still be a part of the Fandango Family Blogger network & a Fox Home Insider moving into 2016. Hosted a fun girls movie night with … [Read more...]

Trying something new, thanks to @Restaurant_Com #ReviewCrew #sp

These are busy times for our family. Due to our active work schedules, we eat out a lot this time of year. Most of the time we tend to frequent or order from the same local restaurants. I can be a creature of habit that way. Thanks to Restaurant.com and being a part of the Review Crew, we have been trying to break this habit, and getting out to try new restaurants and foods. It's been really fun. … [Read more...]

Discover your pool personality with Kayak Pools #PowerofthePool

Making the decision to shop for a pool is an exciting time. When you add a pool to your yard, you're adding a lot of fun experiences for the whole family. Knowing that summer is just around the corner, it's easy to get caught up in being ready to start those fun experiences, and rush into buying. But how do you know which pool is right for you? Right for 1) family, 2) home, 3) lifestyle, and 4) … [Read more...]

Fun family memories with our Kayak Pool #PowerofThePool

Thinking back to my childhood there are some fun memories that really stand out. Having a Kayak pool in our yard is definitely one of them. Enjoyed by all of our friends and family, our house was the place to be. I don't know how my sister and I didn't grow gills, we swam so much. Our parents never had to worry about where we were, because we were always in our back yard. I have great … [Read more...]

Lightspeed Outdoors Tent Review, Screen House & Outdoor Blanket Giveaway

When we go camping it's all about family, enjoying the outdoors, and well for me, the food. There is nothing like Aunt Luann's campfire peach cobbler. Yum! Every summer my husband's family schedules a week of camping. Filled with swimming, canoeing, and late nights by the campfire. Some relatives stay the entire week, while others come and go. It's a great time! This year instead of renting … [Read more...]

Welcome to the family LuLu

Please welcome our new grand-baby, Louise Fay. She's just the sweetest little darling. She is one lucky girl to be loved by so many! I can't wait to watch her relationship blossom and grow with her big sister, Becca. There is just something special about the bond between sisters. So forgive me if I've been running a little behind on emails and blogging lately. I'm slowly catching … [Read more...]

Popsicle: Rules for Being A Kid Guidebook #PopsicleRules

Summer is in full swing and I, along with Popsicle brand have the perfect tool for you and your family to make the most out of this next month. Popsicle – America’s favorite ice pop loved by generations recently released the official downloadable “Rules for Being a Kid” guidebook, to encourage families to get creative and celebrate the fun of what it means to be a kid this summer! Only … [Read more...]

The Greatest Gifts for Grads are at Best Buy #GreatestGrad @BestBuy

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Our youngest daughter is about to start her sophomore year of high school. Every time I think about it, I can't believe how fast time is going by. As we enjoy graduation season with our friends and family this year - I can't help but think … [Read more...]

Our #FreeBirdsPizzaParty & Blu-ray Review @FHEInsiders #FreeBirdsDVD

Last weekend I hosted a Free Birds Pizza Party with my granddaughter and nieces. Unlike our other movie viewing parties, this one was shared live on Twitter along with the other Fox Home Entertainment Insiders. It was so much fun sharing photos, and laughs as a group while we all enjoyed Pizza Hut Pizza, and watched Free Birds with our kids. The girls loved their Free Birds themed gift … [Read more...]

My favorite Instagrams from 2013

I love Instagram! Below is a list of ten favorites from 2013! Photo-bombed! Sighed by Elizabeth Gilbert Now that's a keeper! The fish and my dad..lol Sweetness.. our granddaughter & Roxy watching cartoons. My family's reaction to me using technology during our camping trip. Puppies! Love when family members add to their pack. No more … [Read more...]

Look Who’s Six! #DiscountPartySupplies Review & Giveaway

Disclosure:Free product was received for the purpose of this blog post. All opinions expressed and photos used are honest and my own. I look at my granddaughter and sometimes I just can't believe how fast she is growing up. It feels like only yesterday she was born. Yet, somehow I can barely remember our family without her. To make her feel special, we decided to make a big deal of her … [Read more...]

They Said There Would Be WiFi!!

I'm back! Just in case you noticed I was on vacation for a three day weekend. With my family - in the woods! With pretty much no Wi-Fi! Eeeek! While a group of my husband's family members stayed in tents and a pop-up, this beauty was our home for the weekend. It was very cute. A simple, two room cabin with a nice lake front view. The campground advertized free Wi-Fi, but it was so spotty … [Read more...]

Coca-Cola’s America Is Your Park Campaign #TakeItToThePark

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks and Coca-Cola. As much as I love watching movies, there is nothing like getting outside and active with my family. Having a park with-in walking distance of our house has really helped to create some fun memories with our girls. It doesn't matter how many times we gather up a few toys and walk to the park, it never seems to lose it's … [Read more...]