7 Things on Sunday, things I focused on while not blogging

I've been blogging in one form or another for over fifteen years. Mostly as a hobby, but over the past six or seven years also as a part-time job, creating a nice additional income for my family, while also working a day job. As much as I love blogging, which is a lot, or I obviously would not still be doing it after all of these years, I recently found myself in major need of stepping away. So, I … [Read more...]

Lightspeed Products Add Fun to Our Summer & Fall

When boxes are delivered from Lightspeed Outdoors, the whole family gets excited. We enjoy camping from spring through fall, so we are always ready to try out new gear. We recently received the following products from Lightspeedoutdoors.com to review. The 4-Person Vermont Pro Tent The Vermont 4-Person Tent Pro is completely free-standing and utilizes a quick-setup drawstring hub. This tent is … [Read more...]

Our 2016 Kia Sedona Review

I have never seen myself as the mini van type. To be honest, I really enjoy driving smaller, zippy cars. It's what I am use to. Though to be fair - there are mini vans, and then there are cool vans with a lot of storage and a long list of really nice features. With that being said, I recently had the opportunity to test drive the 2016 Kia Sedona SXL for an entire week. I'm not saying that I am … [Read more...]

Will Be Back Soon

Sometimes you just have to let go of everything and do a lot of this! I have some fun things to share with my readers, and will be back to posting in a few days. … [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...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1.Enjoyed having both granddaughters over for a night. 2.Made a homemade turkey pot pie. 3.Turned 46. Putting me closer to 50, than 40. Yikes! How'd that happen? 4.Took my daughter for her road test. She passed, look out! 5.Went to bed before 7:00pm with a sinus headache. Still hurts. 6.Enjoyed an afternoon movie with my mom and daughter. We saw … [Read more...]

Open Season: Scared Silly, prize pack giveaway #OpenSeason4

Camping has become one of our favorite family activities. Come summer, we will be camping as often as possible. We already have a couple of weeks marked on our calendar. Rain or shine, it's always an adventure when we're together. Yes, I said rain. When we camp, we bring plenty of rainy day back-ups, like playing cards, board games, and even a laptop to watch movies on. Getting in our … [Read more...]

Lightspeed Outdoors Tent and Air Bed Review, plus 30% discount code

We did a lot of camping so far this year. Because our teenage daughter enjoys it as much as we do, it's really become our favorite way of spending time together as a family. There is just something about being productive, and being in the outdoors that we really enjoy. So, when we receive a delivery of boxes from Lightspeed Outdoors, the whole family gets excited. “At LightSpeed Outdoors we are … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Enjoyed a three day comping trip with friends. 02. Made plans to host a barbecue on Labor Day. 03. Missed my husband while he worked a lot of overtime. 04. Pulled a muscle in my back. 05. Watched the movie Bridesmaids and laughed at it for the millionth time. 06. Pulled out a few fall decorations. 07. Spent way too much money at … [Read more...]

Wet Ones, one of our must have products while camping #WetOnes #ad

Must have camping gear comes in big and small sizes, each equally important. When it comes to keeping our food and drinks cool, coolers are a must have. That's a give-in. When it comes to tackling messes, our must have is Wet Ones. Perfect for cleaning faces, and hands while on the campground! We also found that Wet Ones have the cleaning power to handle pretty much any of our camping surprises. … [Read more...]

Keeping snacks & drinks cold while on the go, our Igloo Maxcold Max Pack review

Igloo introduces the MaxCold® MaxPack, a backpack-style cooler with 25% more insulation, to its line of soft-sided options. Drinks and food inside stay cooler longer, while padded straps ensure comfortable carrying no matter where you go. MaxCold – 25% more foam – stays cooler longer Crushproof EVA molded top zipper compartment – fully insulated Expandable front drop pocket with mesh … [Read more...]

7 things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Ordered new dishes. We've been using ours for over 20 years, it was time. 02. Enjoyed a late night of dinner, music, and playing cards alone with my husband. 03. Bought our granddaughter two bags of nice clothes for a steal, on a local Facebook group. 04. Made plans to extend our next camping trip by one more day. 05. Started shopping … [Read more...]

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T , brings comfort & safety to our family camping trip

We recently put the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T to the test of a four day family camping trip. Our trip included, two adults, two teenagers, two tents, four days of clothes, and a whole lot of camping gear. The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport hatch did not disappoint, as you can see, we left nothing behind. We even used the Under-Rear-Cargo-Floor Storage Compartment for smaller items. Our campground is … [Read more...]

Let the good times roll with Igloo’s Quantum 28 Quart Roller Cooler

Camping has become one of our favorite summer activities. In-fact over the past few years, I'd say we've become quit the advert campers. We go as often as possible. We now have an excellent routine for putting up and tearing down our tent, for organizing our gear, and our packing priorities are spot on. When it comes to camping, I'm all about the food, the drinks and the relaxation. But, … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday #Michigan #Camping

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Sat around a campfire with family five out of seven nights. 02. Laughed harder than I have in a long time. 03. Went three days without access to email. 04. Sat by the pool and started a new book. 05. Enjoyed dutch oven cobbler. 06. Admired the beauty of Lake Huron. 07. Took several naps. … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Came home from a fun three day camping trip with friends. 02. Booked another camping trip. 03. Felt lost after leaving my planner at work. Time to ditch it, and start really using my phone. 04. Finally watched Every Secret Thing, and loved it. Support women in film, and watch it on demand. We need more credit's like these. 05. Spent a … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1. Spent hours on unfinishing our basement, after being flooded with sewer water. Still have a lot of work to do. 2. Took a break from it, and went camping up north. 3. Enjoyed a nice visit with my daughter, and both granddaughters. 4. Sold an item on a local Facebook group. 5. Went to the movies with my daughter, husband and dad to see … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1. Spent a nice evening visiting with my Aunt and her dog, Jasmine 2. Shopped with gift cards and bought a new camping table and inflatable mattress. 3. Watched Rob the Mob and really liked it. 4. Enjoyed birthday cake with our granddaughter. She turned seven. 5. Had six teenagers sleepover the night before driving them to and from … [Read more...]

Backyard Camping & Rio 2 Digital Download Review #RIO2Insiders

When our recent road trip to up north had to be canceled we decided to celebrate the release of Rio 2 with a fun backyard camp out. Our back yard is a far cry from the amazon, but with a tent, some Rio 2 activities, campfire and Rio 2 Digital Download, it was a fun adventure for the whole family. One we wont soon forget. We kicked off the day with a fun scavenger hunt that led Becca … [Read more...]

Jenga Throw-N-Go Review & Giveaway

A favorite from the 80s is back with hot new colors! Jenga Throw-N-Go is classic Jenga block stacking fun with a colorful twist. Players roll the die to determine which block they need to remove or they can reverse the action and force an opponent to remove one or two blocks!" I recently received Jenga Throw-N-Go to review. I surprised my granddaughter and nieces with this (new to them) game … [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...]

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...]