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NewAir WCD-110SS Water Dispenser Review

With my boys active in school and sports we drink a fair share of water! But, usually it’s from those 16 oz. plastic bottles. In the summer, when they are both super busy we could go through a case a week. The city we live in has horrible water even when strained through our refrigerator’s […]

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What You Need to Know about Contact Lens Safety #Sponsored #MC

I wrote this review while participating in an Influencer campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. and received a promotional item from Mom Central to thank me for participating. Your eyes are the windows to the world.  They are used every single day of your life for all […]

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Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino Plus a Private Island! @Aruba

Traveling for the blog has me in resorts, hotels, cabins, and B & B’s and more and more I’m impressed with the personal touches each new place offers. I’ve stayed in a Renaissance property before, they are known for quality and amenities galore.  But when it comes down to choosing a resort when staying on […]

Travel

Planning Tips for Your Kentucky Derby Vacation in Louisville

The Kentucky Derby is one of America’s most popular sporting events with around 165,000 punters attending the race every year. If you want to be one of them, it will take careful planning to get the most from your stay in Louisville. Book Your Hotel Early The influx of tourists that the race brings sees […]

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Amazing Aruba Dining Options Around the Island @Aruba

Do you know how hard it is to return from a Caribbean vacation and make simple family-friendly food again when you’re still day-dreaming about Jerk shrimp and Keshi Yena? Incredibly hard!  Though it’s a tiny island, Aruba boasts a large variety of cuisine prepared by world-class chefs offering a range of casual to elegant to […]

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Photography

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Travel Photography: My Favorite Aruba Snapshots

I’ve been home from beautiful Aruba for approximately 48 hours and I’m already island-sick.  See I have island fever and although I live in a beautiful city in a lovely state, Aruba has stolen my heart and it was so hard to leave. As part of my media visit I snapped a lot of great […]

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Travel Photography: The Astoria Column

The Astoria Column has served for over 80 years as a beacon on the Pacific Northwest Coast.  600 feet above sea level on Coxcomb Hill, the 360 degree views of the Pacific Ocean and Columbia River from the top are remarkable!  Snow-capped volcanoes of the Cascade Range rise to the east and Saddle Mountain reaches […]

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Food & Drink

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Amazing Aruba Dining Options Around the Island @Aruba

Do you know how hard it is to return from a Caribbean vacation and make simple family-friendly food again when you’re still day-dreaming about Jerk shrimp and Keshi Yena? Incredibly hard!  Though it’s a tiny island, Aruba boasts a large variety of cuisine prepared by world-class chefs offering a range of casual to elegant to […]

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Napa Valley Wine Train Gourmet Dinner Express: Romance by Moonlight

We are spoiled.  Our family lives in the best spot in California in my eyes.  We’re less than 30 minutes from the Monterey/Carmel coast line and beautiful Pacific Ocean.  We are just 90 minutes from San Francisco and only 4 hours from the beautiful Lake Tahoe in the Sierras.  Along with those beautiful cities we […]

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Home & Family

water

NewAir WCD-110SS Water Dispenser Review

With my boys active in school and sports we drink a fair share of water! But, usually it’s from those 16 oz. plastic bottles. In the summer, when they are both super busy we could go through a case a week. The city we live in has horrible water even when strained through our refrigerator’s […]

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What You Need to Know about Contact Lens Safety #Sponsored #MC

I wrote this review while participating in an Influencer campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. and received a promotional item from Mom Central to thank me for participating. Your eyes are the windows to the world.  They are used every single day of your life for all […]

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Hotel & Resort Reviews

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Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino Plus a Private Island! @Aruba

Traveling for the blog has me in resorts, hotels, cabins, and B & B’s and more and more I’m impressed with the personal touches each new place offers. I’ve stayed in a Renaissance property before, they are known for quality and amenities galore.  But when it comes down to choosing a resort when staying on […]

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Romance on the Riverfront: Napa River Inn Review

Napa is becoming one of our favorite romantic getaways and it’s a great sign when my husband constantly asks when we were heading back! My answer would be every weekend if possible, with so much good food, great wine, and charming places to stay we are just hooked on the Napa Valley. Right on the […]

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Wine

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Twisted Roots Wine Tasting Room in Carmel Valley

Located in the lovely Carmel Valley, the Twisted Roots wine tasting room is a great spot to stop into and enjoy some of California’s great wines.  Not only does the wine room offer their delicious reds and whites, but you can enjoy a glass as you stroll in the adjacent LyonsHead art gallery or outside […]

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Entertainment

Jimmy Fallon and will.i.am are Hilarious in EW Video!

I am still in tears from watching last night’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.  The laughing-so-hard kind of tears. those are the best kind.  If you know me, I love anything that makes me laugh and stupid-funny stuff is at the top of my list!  I can’t stay up that late most nights so […]

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Nicholas Sparks Film Inspires ProFlowers Bouquet + Win an $80 GC! #BestofMe

The Best of Me has partnered with ProFlowers to bring you “The Best of Me” bouquet, inspired by the film and brought to you by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks. “The Best of Me” bouquet draws from the film’s picturesque garden scene, where the two main characters unite to give their love a second chance. I […]

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Cars

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Summer Vacation in the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited

The Dad’s perspective: The wife and I are always on the lookout for a way to upgrade our family experience. During our recent vacation to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, the opportunity to evaluate the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited was presented and we accepted. With our two daughters and son,  we loaded up […]

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