Friday, August 26, 2016

Travel: Single Island Shores

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I have heard so many great things about the Watkins Glen area. Far away from the hustle and bustle you will find Single Island ShoresWe all need to rest, relax and unplug! A cabin in the woods sounded like a great idea until it came time to pack. What would I need? I scanned their website saw a few photos and they included essentials. Phew, we wouldn't be totally ruffing it then. 
As I pulled down the long driveway I was taken back by what I saw. "Cabin in the woods"- that is what I read. This was not at all what we expected, in such a fabulous way! Single Island Shores sets alongside the banks of the Seneca Lake with NEWLY constructed LUXURY cottages. I could not get out of my car fast enough to take it all in and start to explore.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Recipe: Campfire BBQ Ribs

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Are you ready to make the best BBQ ribs for Summer time? 
These are fingering licking good!
What you will need:
1 bottle of BBQ sauce
Rack of ribs
Couple shakes of Parsley
Couple shakes of Paprika
Mix the sauces and spices in a bowl and add the rack of ribs. 
I let this marinade for about an hour.
You can cook this on a bed of coals or along the outside away from the flames. 
Place the rib side towards the coals first.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Weekend in NYC

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 Small trips have really taken over our Summer this year. Getting out of town for a weekend can be so relaxing and fun I truly recommend it! I had some work to do in the city which is about 6 hours from where we live. Such a trip can take a toll if you are not prepared! Here are some great suggestions for a weekend in NYC. 
When I stay for an extended period I often stay in surrounding areas (Secaucus, NJ) and then ride the tram or train in town. This helps save money on accommodations and we do not have to drive in downtown NYC. Since this was a short trip I decided to stay near my work and any activities we would be doing. Try the Library hotel! It is conveniently located near Bryant Park, the library and a short walk to Broadway and Times Square! They are stacked with books, offer complimentary breakfast and are an overall luxury experience for those long walking days whilst in the city.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

3D Pens from IDO3D Review

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I was so excited when the IDO3D pen came out and you could draw vertically! This is opening a whole new artistic development. I see so many great 3-D video drawings on Facebook and think "I want to do that"! 
I received a free product to facilitate my review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

My Summer Mom Hack: HP Instant Ink

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HP has been my go-to Mom hack for the Summer! I signed up for the HP Instant Ink program and never looked back...
 The kiddos birthdays are during the summer along with other family members. It is the season of weddings, family reunions, social parties and the occasional graduation party! I cannot imagine having to go to the store and constantly buy supplies, cards, invites, photo inspired gifts now that I have been reaping the benefits of completing all this from the comforts of my OWN home!
What is HP Instant Ink you ask? A convenient service that keeps track of your printer ink levels and sends ink when you are low accordingly. I choose the $2.99 a month plan (they have several different choices). In my head I broke it down like so:
$2.99 a month X 12 Months= $35.88 a year 
This is less than ONE of my printer cartridges in the store! Not to mention the gas to and from to get ink when we are "low" or out of ink.