Monday, July 25, 2016

10 ideas to decorate a Small Space

We have been overly excited to see the NEW At Home come to town. Anxiously waiting for it to open and enjoy all of the wonderful home items! We are drastically downsizing our home square footage. When I say drastic......from 2000 to 800 square feet! Here are some great tips to help you decorate a space space using great decor items we found whilst shopping!
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Friday, July 22, 2016

Encourage reading with LeapStart Learning system

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” ― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
I have always loved to read. When I found out I was pregnant I decided to tackle my fear of reading out loud. I practiced Dr. Seuss books so by the time my son was older I was a pro. Every night I would read to him before he went to sleep and still continue this routine to this day! By reading to my son I encourage a love of reading in him. He now enjoys chapter books at age seven and can read on his own. When he finished first grade he tested in the third grade reading level! Reading is a big part of our family and I encourage you all to read and help your little one's learn to read as well.
When Leagfrog sent us two of the NEW LeapStart Learning systems I was so excited! My son helped me unbox them and even he agreed they were interesting! 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

10 Reasons to use Travel Excellence

Ready to get away with family and explore a new destination? My family loves finding locations that are secret gems but worth some serious hype. Travel Excellence Costa Rica Guide offers vacation packages to 200+ different destinations. Just reading that perked my interest! Costa Rica is a simply amazing place that can leave an everlasting impact on anyone who visits. There’s something magically appealing to all sorts of families, couples and solo travelers. If you are interested in Costa Rica enjoy a fellow travel writer's opinions: "Costa Rica is the true embodiment of “Pura Vida.” You’ll return from your trip here feeling refreshed and ready for anything after all of your adventures here. So if you’re looking for a fun getaway to try new experiences, and that also won’t break the bank, Costa Rica is ready for you"! -Collage tourist
As a travel writer organization and planning are all things I do everyday, on every trip to help things run smoothly. When you are on vacation...shouldn't you relax? Imagine someone else taking care of all the fine print details for you? Here are a few reasons I believe every family should explore Travel agents! They are a vital key to a successful trip!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Recipe: Nautical Chocolate Covered Pretzels

This year my son wanted a Nautical/Pirate themed birthday Party. I decided to go all out on fun finger foods. Enjoy these easy to make chocolate covered pretzels I found on Pinterest!!
 What you will need:
White sprinkles or Nerds Candy
White chocolate ( we colored with food coloring)
Pretzel sticks

Friday, July 15, 2016

Travel: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

I had the pleasure of going on the Fathom Cruise to the Dominican Republic. After returning to port I decided to stay in Miami for a few extra days. While in town I sought out wonderful places to visit when I came across the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. If you only hit the beach and this you will NOT be disappointed.
This Italian Renaissance-inspired villa welcomes you from the very minute you enter the secluded driveway. This historic landmark will take you back in time to 1910 in such a great way! 
I respectfully did not take photos within the walls of the Villa, but each room is detailed, and full of rich history to absorb.