How We Get Road Trip Ready

This post is sponsored by Refresh Your Car but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Over the years my family has gone on several road trips. We have driven from Texas to New York, California, and Florida. Since our family is so big, road trips are the most logical way for us to travel. I have to admit that it's not my preferred way to travel but I make sure that my family and I are road trip ready so that hopefully we all mentally survive. Our road trips consist of 2 adults and 3 kids under the age of 13. In order for road trips to be pleasant, I do my best to think of everyone that will be traveling, so the experience is as comfortable and pleasant as possible. How We Get Road Trip Ready Before we begin our … [Read more...]

What to Expect When You Are Expecting Puppies

This post is sponsored by The Libman Company but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Earlier this year our Kerry Blue Terriers, George and Baylee, had puppies. Since this was their first litter of puppies, we did our research beforehand and tried to be 100% ready, but as with any birth of a puppy or a child, you are never really ready. We learned a lot about what to expect when you are expecting puppies the minute the first puppy was born so I wanted to share some things that you might need to know after the puppies are born and a few things you need to know before the puppies are born. Raising puppies is a lot of work and takes a lot of time. There is a lot that pet owners of expectant puppies need to know and there … [Read more...]

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, use Miralax as needed, and eat right, so I challenged myself to do this. 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 simple recipe that can be made with a few healthy ingredients and can also be modified. I … [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...]