Floating the Frio River the Ultimate Texas Road Trip Destination

Every summer our family looks forward to loading up the car and heading out to what we would consider the ultimate Texas road trip destination. For 16 years we've been making the trek to the Texas Hill Country and floating the Frio River with friends.  This trip started out with a bunch of our friends from college and over the years it has morphed into the ultimate family vacation with lifelong friends, where extraordinary memories are made.   In my opinion the Texas Hill … [Read more...]

DIY Leather Luggage Tags with Cricut Knife Blade

It's here!  The Cricut Knife Blade is finally here.  I know many of you, like me, have been eagerly been awaiting the arrival of the Knife Blade for the Cricut Maker and I'm thrilled to not only tell you that the wait is finally over!  To celebrate this new product launch I'm sharing everything you'll need to know about using the Knife Blade and these DIY Leather Luggage Tags you can make with the Cricut Knife Blade. Let's start by answering some of the questions you might … [Read more...]

Abstract Tropical Sunset Painting

Our summer has been busy so far and filled with lots of fun adventures.  My husband and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary with a two week trip to Italy, the kids went to the mountains with their grandparents, and we just got home from a   beach trip with our family. My heart is so full, traveling is such a wonderful way to make extraordinary memories with the ones you love.  I can still hear my kids laughter ringing in my ears as I watched them crash through the waves. I … [Read more...]

Rocky Road Trail Mix

Our family is getting ready for a series of several vacations in July. While I'm really looking forward to a nice relaxing break, I'm also starting to fret the whole driving in a car for endless hours with three kids part of the vacation.  For the most part our kids are pretty good travelers, but after a while the road starts to get a little rocky and the whining and the "Are we there yet?" moans start to take over.  Which is why I'm planning to be armed with a delicious secret weapon, Rocky … [Read more...]

Why We Loved Our Summer Staycation at 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 Road Trips with Kids

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Warner Bros. Pictures through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Blended, all opinions are my own.   Our summer calendar is filling up quickly with a few fun road trips and I'm really looking forward to spending quality time with my family.  But, I'll admit one thing I'm not looking forward to is the long car ride with three kids.  While my kids are fairly good travelers it can still get tough … [Read more...]