Tips on Making Cleaning Fun

This post is sponsored by Pine Sol but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. I am not sure that anyone really thinks that cleaning is fun, especially my girls, but it's something that has to be done. As my girls grow I introduce new types of chores and at first, they think the new chores are fun but the chores soon become monotonous and boring. It can be hard to keep my girls interested and motivated to help me clean but it's important that they learn the importance of working together as a family so I try my best to make cleaning fun. Every month I take inventory of our cleaning supplies to make sure that we have enough so that we don't run out. Once I determine what I need, I stop at Walmart and pick up everything … [Read more...]

How to Prepare for the Birth of Puppies

This post contains affiliate links. See full disclosure here. Earlier in the year, my Kerry Blue Terriers, George, and Baylee had a litter of sweet and adorable puppies. To be exact, they had 7 little Kerry Blue Terrier puppies. As with all newborn puppies they were beautiful little creatures that brought a lot of joy to everyone around them, but like all sweet babies, they required a lot. Before your dog has their puppies it's important that you are ready and that you know how to prepare for the birth of puppies. It is important to know that every birth is different and can be unpredictable, so you need to be as prepared as you can possibly be. How to Prepare for the Birth of Puppies Before, I repeat, before your dog goes … [Read more...]

Talk to Your Teen About Cruise Etiquette

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. My family recently returned from our second cruise with Royal Caribbean, our first cruise was on the Liberty of the Seas, which was absolutely amazing and our second cruise was on the Navigator of the Seas. Both of these cruises were, unfortunately, scheduled during the month of March which is Spring Break for a lot of schools. During our cruise on the Liberty of the Seas, there were a lot of kids but 99.9% of them were polite and respectful. Unfortunately, our time on the Navigator of the Seas was a much different experience that led me to write this post, Talk To Your Teens About Cruise Etiquette. What You Need to Know Before Boarding the Navigator of the … [Read more...]

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 … [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...]