Izumi on the Navigator of the Seas

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. My family has been on two cruises with Royal Caribbean which included the Liberty of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas. We loved each one and made sure that we tried a few of the specialty dining restaurants. Each one that we tried was amazing and we ate at them multiple times. During our last cruise on Navigator of the Seas, we were able to try one specialty restaurant for the first time. Izumi on Navigator of the Seas is an amazing Japanese cuisine that offers a wide variety of dining options that will most likely please everyone in your group. Since this was our first time to eat at Izumi, I wanted to share our experience. What to Pack When You go on a … [Read more...]

Get Your House Ready for Spring

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com. Without even thinking or planning, each spring I focus on getting my house ready for spring. It feels good to have my living space refreshed and my yard treated so that it's not only beautiful but is comfortable so my husband can grill and my girls can play. Since I love to share, I wanted to put together a few tips on how to get your house ready for spring. When I get my house ready for spring, I not only focus on getting rid of the unnecessary clutter, toys, and clothes that have been collected since the last spring cleaning, but I also focus on my yard. With such a large family, I feel like there is so much to do but thankfully there are some great products and companies that make it … [Read more...]

Turkey and Vegetable Cabbage Bowl

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. I have recently realized that I need to not only eat meals but to eat healthy meals. I used to get away with eating only a sandwich, a few snacks and a small salad that consisted of iceberg lettuce and way too much salad dressing. After a few medical tests, I was told by my doctor to increase my fiber intake by taking fiber supplements. I've always hated taking pills and drinking beverages with powdered psyllium fiber in it, so I challenged myself to take the time to eat right. I removed iceberg lettuce and added more spinach to my diet and made the time to create some new recipes! One simple recipe that I recently made was a Turkey and Vegetable Cabbage Bowl. This is a … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know Before Boarding the Navigator of the Seas

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. My family and I just returned from a 9-day cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas. This was our second cruise and we had a fantastic time. Last year we spent 7 days on the Liberty of the Seas and when we returned I wrote What You Need to Know Before Boarding the Liberty of the Seas, which many people found very helpful. Since we spent 9 days on this cruise, I wanted to share What You Need to Know Before Boarding the Navigator of the Seas so that you and your family would know what to expect. During this trip, my family traveled with grandparents, adult kids, an aunt and uncle, 2 pre-teens and a 6-year-old. Since we were on the ship for 9 days we … [Read more...]

47 Reasons I Love Walt Disney World

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. I love Disney for so many reasons. It is my family's number one destination spot. Over the years we have been lucky enough to be able to spend time at Walt Disney World and create memories that will carry on for a lifetime. Even though there are a handful of things I don't like about Disney, there are more things that I love about Disney. For those that love Disney as much or more than I do and for those that are considering going to Walt Disney World, I want to share 47 Reasons I Love Walt Disney World. Some of the reasons why I love Walt Disney World may seem simple to some, but sometimes the simplest things are the most magical. When you walk into the … [Read more...]

How to Prepare You and Your Loved One For Dementia

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ChooseTENAOvernight #CollectiveBias When my mom was diagnosed with dementia, I made sure to do a lot of research. I learned what to expect and I educated myself on how to prepare her and myself for when the symptoms of dementia started to take over her life. As a family member/caregiver, it's not an easy situation to deal with because you go through a lot of emotions, often times you feel like you are alone or that you are doing something wrong, so the more you can learn about the disease the better. Before my mom passed away, she suffered from dementia for at least 10 years. She was the first person that I ever knew with this disease … [Read more...]

Easter Supplies You Will Need to Celebrate Easter

I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I love Easter for so many different reasons. I love teaching my kids the reason that we celebrate, I love being with family and I love to watch my girls enjoy the traditional festivities. From decorating Easter eggs to finding hidden candy-filled eggs to waking up to an Easter basket that the Easter bunny left them, I love the memories that Easter creates. If you are like me then you will want to make sure that you have these Easter Supplies You Will Need to Celebrate Easter. I have 3 little girls at home and I previously ran a home daycare, so I always had a lot of kids to entertain … [Read more...]