Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Is your clothing ready for Summer Adventures?

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A few months back I introduced my friends and family to a new clothing company I was ecstatic to work with, prAna. If you missed my post check it out here. Let's just say being a buys working Mom presents me with some challenges to always look my best. When I am out on writing assignments I never know what adventurous hike I will be enduring next. I love it the uncertainty. I needed clothing that can keep up with me and our fun adventurous lifestyle.

10 Great Chick Flicks on Netflix

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I love cuddling up with some comfy blankets on our couch after a long day. I just love vegging out and watching TV. For years I spend my days watching cartoons and educational shows during the day with my son. At night I often watch the suspenseful or horror flicks my spouse enjoys. Sometimes I want to watch a Chick Flick. If anyone else enjoys these from time to time. Here are ten great choices on Netflix you will be sure to enjoy!
**I received a free service 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.
1. Cable Girls- 1920s girls coming together for life, love and Independence.
2. Grease, Grease 2, High School Story, Chicago- An oldie but a good musical. I love watching musicals!
3. Twilight- Ok, this is a young adult film but I cant help it.
4. Safe Haven- I love reading Nicholas Sparks books and watching the movies are equally fulfilling!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Things I love about Watkins Glen

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 The Watkins Glen State park is open and I am ready to go back and visit! It it so hard to believe just last year I discovered this little gem tucked in the heart of the Finger lake Wine Country. When I now talk to people about the area, they have visited or heard of it. I wish I had only know sooner how incredible this area was! Now, I can visit frequently and tell all my friends about it including YOU! 
 In this day and age I feel like we look at photos on or cellular devices and that is the extent of our "travels". I do it trust me! I have a few seconds to spare or take a break and there I am eyeing up the amazing travel photos on Instagram.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Recipe: Teriyaki Chicken with Mango Rice

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Teriyaki Chicken with Mango Rice is a great recipe for dinner you will be sure to enjoy. It even has my son's stamp of approval which can be a bit tricky.
What you will need:
Package of boneless chicken
3-5 splashes of French's Worcester Sauce
2 TBS. Teriyaki Sauce ( I used one from Aldi)
Few shakes of Paprika
Sliced Mushrooms ( optional)
1 Mango diced
1 Small red onion diced
1 Roma tomato diced
1 Lime 
1 can of crushed pineapple
1 green pepper diced
Few chopped cilantro (optional)
Rice ( I used half a box but my family eats a fair amount)

Monday, May 15, 2017

Our visit to the Toledo Zoo

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 This Spring Break we decided to ditch the main stream travel destinations we had visited in previous years and try out areas around us. I had never been to the Toledo, Ohio area before but decided to stop on our way. I decided instead of spending a whole week in one area we would split the week. The first thing we officially did was visit the Toledo Zoo. I won't lie I have been to many in my life. As a child we always went to them because they ran on the cheaper side of things. Even as my son has grown up we visit them. Through my writing career a Zoo is always on the itinerary. Having said all that the I can make a pretty heavy statement: the Toledo Zoo is hands down the best Zoo I have ever visited! I say that with complete confidence for several reasons I will explain throughout my post. Be prepared to see lots of pictures including all types of animals, reptiles and aquatic life.
 I was sent tickets to help facilitate my review. I was not required to write a positive experience. All thoughts, opinions and photos are my own.
As you enter the park you can visit Africa or travel across the bridge to another section of the Zoo. We went when Spring had just arrived (back in New York it was still snowing). They are open year round which I thought was rather neat. When walking you are greeted with many photo opportunities with your family. 
 Some of the Zoo was down for construction which was understandable considering the weather and they are making some habitats larger. I will never complain when a Zoo expands because animal deserve as much space as they can get!