Why We Loved Our Summer Staycation at The Woodlands Resort

Heart the Woodlands Resort

It's hard to believe that summer is finally coming to an end.  I have mixed feelings about this, on one hand I have absolutely loved spending quality time with my kids and family this summer. On the other hand I am really looking forward to a routine schedule and some quite time during the day to get some work done.  But, before we say goodbye to summer we decided to have one final hurrah and enjoy a family summer staycation at The Woodlands Resort. Sometimes staying close to home is a … [Read more...]

Tips for Packing the Perfect Picnic

Tips for Packing the Perfect Picnic

Make memories this summer by packing the perfect picnic and enjoying an afternoon relaxing with your loved ones and some great food! Picnics can be everything from simple to elaborate, but no matter your style we think there is nothing better than enjoying a lazy summer afternoon with an old-fashioned picnic!  I've partnered with Cape Cod® Potato Chips to share my tips for packing the perfect picnic and to show you how to turn an ordinary afternoon into an Extraordinary one with a fun family … [Read more...]

Chilling with Joe Boxer Inactivity Tracker

Joe Boxer Inactivity Tracker

Do you ever feel like you are going a million different directions at warp speed?  With three kids in sports activities, school programs, work schedules and day to day life I feel like this more often than I'd like to.  I'm the type of person who actually enjoys being busy, I have a hard time just sitting and doing nothing.  My husband is always making fun of me for it and telling me to sit down and "chill out", but honestly it's really, really hard for me especially when there always seems like … [Read more...]

The Boxtrolls Movie Night and Edible Popcorn Boxes

The Boxtrolls Family Movie Night and Edible Popcorn Boxes

"This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Universal Pictures, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BoxtrollsFamilyNite http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” I can't think of a better way to start the weekend than cuddling up on the couch with my kiddos for family movie night.  It's the perfect way for us to unwind from a busy week and it's an easy and inexpensive way to create wonderful memories together.  I'm always looking for new … [Read more...]

The Munster Mansion

Herman Muster Mansion

Did you ever watch The Munsters as a kid?  I remember watching the black and white reruns of this unusual American family of benign monsters and we even catch old reruns from time to time and watch them with our kids.  But my husband is the real fan!  A few years ago he stumbled on a website for The Munster Mansion (don't ask me why he was searching for The Munster's house, I quit asking questions a long time ago.)  :)  And to his surprise an actual, real-live replica of The Munster's house … [Read more...]

Top 10 Reasons to Take a Cruise with Your Family

10 Reasons to Take a Family Cruise_Giggles Galore

Planning a family vacation can be tough.  Simply deciding where you will go and what type of vacation will make sure everyone is happy and ensure everyone has a good time can be a challenge.  The kids want excitement and fun, you just want to read a book and relax and no one wants to be stuck in a car for hours on end trying to get to the vacation destination.  This summer we discovered that a cruise is the perfect vacation that can satisfy the whole family!  After spending a week on board the … [Read more...]

My Cruise Journal

Carnival Cruise Journal

A few weeks ago our family set sail on our first family cruise aboard Carnival Magic. While planning for our trip I knew I wanted for our kids to be able to record their adventures on and off the ship and have a way to remember this family vacation for years to come. I created a free download for “My Cruise Journal”, a fun way to keep track of all their important memories and friends they made on the cruise. With the help of my mom we deigned and created a printable 7-day journal with daily … [Read more...]

Frio River Fun – #Funsucker Free Family Vacation

Cutter Bug Spray on the Frio

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cutter® Insect Repellents. Twelve years ago we joined a group of friends from college at what's become one of our favorite summer vacation spots, The Frio River.  For the past twelve years we've been making the trip with that same group of friends and it's morphed from a group of carefree college kids to a group of proud parents looking to make memories with their families.  We love this trip, our kids love this trip and we love the tradition … [Read more...]

A Soccer Star and sugru

Soccer Shoes and sugru

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of sugru. Do you have a pile of worn out shoes or broken toys laying around your house?  If you have kids under the age of 15 chances are you answered yes, and today I want to tell you about how you can breath new life into those worn out shoes or toys with sugru. Save both time and money when you use coupon code sugrumoms25, which is good for 25% off your total order at http://bit.ly/1ddugS3. Offer expires on 4/8/14 and cannot be combined … [Read more...]

Share the Table Dinner Conversation Cards

Share the Table Dinner Conversation Cards_Giggles Galore

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla, but opinions are my own. Does your family sit down at night to eat dinner together?  Growing up my family sat down to dinner most nights of the week, even with our busy schedules it was always a priority. Now that I have my own family it's just as important to me that we sit down together as a family to enjoy dinner.  We've joined Barilla's Share the Table initiative and we're using our Dinner Conversation Cards to keep the table talk … [Read more...]