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...]

5 Simple Tips to Keep Your Home Safe While on Vacation

You've planned the perfect summer vacation and you are ready to hit the road for adventure and fun. Maybe your family has planned a trip to the beach or a relaxing float on the Frio River.  Whether you're traveling for two-days or a two-week vacation, we have 5 simple tips to keep your home safe while on vacation. As I mentioned in a previous post, I've teamed up with Security by Reliant to help make sure you have peace of mind while you are at home or away on a road trip adventure. According … [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...]

Top 10 Reasons to Take a Cruise with Your Family

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

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

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...]

Road Trip Activities

We are about to embark on a 21 hour road trip to visit family in Utah. I am very excited about spending time with family, hanging out on the farm, camping in the mountains and cooler weather...I am not excited about being in the car for 21 hours with my beautiful (sometimes whiny) kids. I have been a little stressed about this trip and have tried to come up with some fun things for them to do along the way. In the process I decided to make them some new Road Trip Activities to play with. First … [Read more...]