Day 21...back on the road. California was a much-needed, relaxing stay with family. We enjoyed our days and nights swimming in my brothers pool and making memories with my two-year old niece. The kids really enjoyed spending time with their cousin, aunt and uncle. But all good things must come to an end, so off… Continue reading The Great American Road Trip Part II… the adventure continues!
2020 started off on a normal note, with a planned road trip to Disney World at the end of January. But as we all now know, 2020 has proven to be anything but normal. After three months of quarantining with my four teenagers, and for the first time with absolutely nothing on the calendar, we… Continue reading The Great American Road Trip… Pandemic Edition
Recently, I surprised my kids with a going away dinner the night before we left for Disney. Because I knew we were about to spend a ton of money, I needed to keep the cost down and get the most bang for my buck. Today's blog is extremely quick and will show you how to… Continue reading Decor-eating with Disney
What I wouldn't give to go back to the days when my children and I would spend an afternoon putting together their Valentine's Day cards for friends and classrooms. Enter the teen years and those card-trading days are long over, but yet I try to hold onto the holiday with them. I will celebrate the… Continue reading I Love You to Pizzas
If you haven't already followed my blog, you may not know this about me, but I LOVE a theme. I was always drawn to Disney and the characters as a young child (see below). My parents took us there a few times, but it wasn't until I worked for their College Program that I saw… Continue reading A Little Bit of Pixie Dust…
Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I get a small commission at no cost to you. January. Such an in-between month. Gone are the twinkling lights and garland wrapped down the staircase, and the house feels abnormally bland. I normally am happy with the decor of my house, except for the month of… Continue reading Love, Kisses and Galentine Wishes
This past weekend was the second "dinner and a movie" night on our holiday bucket list and it's one of our favorites...Elf! After last weeks movie not really capturing the kids attention like it used to, I'm happy to say this was still great. We giggled in the same spots, and even the teens were… Continue reading OMG Santa?! I Know Him!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...at least in our house. Christmas decor and twinkling lights make me so happy and in this crazy world, I'll take all the happy I can. Especially raising four teenagers. Oy. My tree may be up year-round. This past weekend we started our holiday movie bucket list. We… Continue reading Merry Grinchmas!
If you're part of my Facebook Daily Deals page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2145686602405838/) or just checking off your kids Christmas lists, you probably are starting to accrue a lot of brown shipping boxes. I know I've been getting an obscene amount from Amazon. I tried to break them down really fast so my husband wouldn't see just how… Continue reading Deck the Halls, With All Your Boxes…
My husband once said, years ago, to a group of boys who came to our door one Halloween night, "Aren't you guys a little old to trick or treat?" He handed them candy and they laughed, but I was appalled that he would even say that! Especially to a bunch of boys who chose to… Continue reading Trick or Treating Teens