Friday, April 29, 2016

Travel: Holiday Isle Oceanfront

Traveling to the brick laid streets of historic Saint Augustine, Florida? Are you just escaping the Northern chill? If you want to enjoy the sandy beaches and sun but still want to stay close to town try the Holidayisle Oceanfront Resort
 Need a little encouragement? How about these views?? 
 After a 17 hour car ride/drive this was such a sight! Living in New York has advantages but nothing really beats the first time you lay eyes on a sunny beach. Not seeing the sun for months at a time can really take it out of you.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Pampers Easy Ups Training Pant Coupon #PampersSavings #ad

Are you trying to potty train? Each child is different on how long it will take to completely train them. Help make the potty training process easier and more affordable with this high-value coupon. Pampers is now offering amazing money-saving opportunities for parents with little ones, so that you can get the same great diapers and wipes for less. Keep an eye out for this Sunday’s newspaper (May 1, 2016) for an insert from P&G with this Pampers coupon offering. 
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Monday, April 25, 2016

Recipe: Copycat Chipotle Bowl

 We LOVE Chipotle but sadly there is not one close to where we live.  I have to get extra crafty and make my own Copycat Chipotle Bowl Recipe!!
What you will need:
Steak (cut into small squares)
Corn
Pinto Beans
Pico de gallo salsa (or any kind you enjoy)
Lettuce
Cilantro
Cooked rice
Cheese
Sour cream (optional)
 Mix the Corn and Cilantro together and heat in microwave. I also heat up the Pinto Beans until they are soft.
Cook steak squares the way you like them. I suggest around Medium!
 Mix all ingredients together and stir.
 Top with sour cream.
 Serve & enjoy!
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Friday, April 22, 2016

Travel: Wild Florida, Wildlife Park

I have visited Kissimmee Florida ever since I was a small child. Not once had I seen cattle or farmlands similar to those back in Western New York like I did on the way to Wild Florida Wildlife Park
After we checked in for our Air boat tour we decided to wait in the Wildlife Park. We first set off through the Hawk Swamp. This park is rather large and requires time. We could have spent all day there and wished we had! 
Although we did not see any hawks, we did see several creatures both flying, crawling and slithering. This is a lovely escape and worth a gander, if you like those kinds of things ;)

Once inside the main area you can walk among animals.
Enjoy the aviary. This green beauty was lovely but did bite...a few times..eeek!
This lovely one hopped on my shoulder which rather surprised me. Not only that but it stayed there.... Completely content and did not want to leave my side. After I explained we lived 17 hours away it decided to stay in the warm climate!
We also quickly feed some animals including this goat before our tour was ready to board.
We sat and waited only a short time for our family to be called. The view of the docks were awesome. We even saw some gators on the banks as we walked to the boats.
Once on the boat you are provided with ear protection... use them!
This was by far one of the coolest things I have ever done in my life thus far!! It is unlike any boat tour/ride we ever took.
We saw a family of bald eagles, gators, herons and other wildlife.
We zipped this way and that through the reeds.
I would recommend a jacket or sweater because it can get windy.
Although not a tour the guides do stop and point things out which I loved. I felt this added to the overall experience! Shout out to our tour guide, he rocked!
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A storm started to brew and the lightening struck as we walked into the gift shop after our ride. I didn't mind cutting it a few minutes short because it rained rather hard for a few minutes and then let up. It was a perfect evening and wonderful experience my whole family enjoyed. I would suggest checking the weather but other then that get your butt outside and take an air boat ride!!
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Monday, April 18, 2016

Recipe: Party Cheese Trays

 I have thrown a lot of parties over the years and I have a few staple go-to dishes for our guests. 
Party Cheese Trays are my secret weapon and I thought I would share some of my creations with you!
What you will need:
Cheese (any types or kinds you enjoy)
Crackers (grab all sorts of shapes and sizes)
mini sausage or pepperoni
Platter or tray
Layer, layer and layer. I never have a pattern i stick to because all the cheese and cracker we get tend to be different shapes, sizes and flavors. I think that is what makes these trays look so appealing with different colors and textures!
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Friday, April 15, 2016

Travel: St. Augustine Lighthouse

If you do happen to go out of the St. Augustine Historic district they have several must-see places. The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum has always been on our list to visit. This year we finally had the chance, here are some of our experiences whilst there.
We got extra lucky and parked right upfront.
After we walked through the gift shop and got our tickets we walked out back. The trail leads to a play area for children and this magnificent sight. 
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Save Money with Groupon Coupons

As you all know we love to travel. It has always been a big part of my life. From a young age my parents would save money for our family vacations. Now that I am a mother, I completely understand how important this is and follow in the same footsteps! Saving money helps us take trips right around the corner or to the other side of the world! I often visit Groupon Coupons first before booking anything because they have so many great deal on Hotels, Restaurants and activities!  
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Speaking of travel: a fellow blogger found, an amazing Groupon Coupons  for Travelocity which is offering Round trip flights starting at just $38. Or collect FREE hotel night stays by joining the Hotel.com Rewards through Groupon Coupons! If you refer people you can also get $25 and your friend will get $25 as well! I have found so many deals and saving just by checking here first!
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Monday, April 11, 2016

Recipe: Steak & Veggies

 Steak & Veggies
What you will need:
Ginger steak seasoning
Veggies (we used tomatoes and french beans)
Mushroom (optional)
Drizzle of Olive oil 
Steak
 Drizzle the olive oil in a frying pan and add veggies. I also added the mushrooms to cook on high until nicely fried. Take off heat and clear pan.
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Friday, April 8, 2016

Travel: Scenic Cruise, Florida

I have personally loved the brick laid streets of Saint Augustine. This year we decided to enjoy new things on our visit. 
We Started our morning off with a Scenic cruise. They have several in the harbor you can choose from but I recommend booking for an early departure. This gives you the best chance of enjoying dolphins! 
We enjoyed some dolphins by the boat before our scenic tour even began. Many tours give views of the Castillo De San Marcos and  you just might see a gator or eagle hanging out!
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

15 Foodie Shows on Netflix

When you travel as much as I do eating out of Food trucks is a must. In some areas this is the BEST way to enjoy local cuisine. If you enjoy food as much as me you also enjoy watching it on TV. Here are my favorite tasty Shows on Netflix:
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Monday, April 4, 2016

Recipe Shrimp Alfredo

Recipe Shrimp Alfredo
What you will need:
Pasta noodles
Shrimp
Alfredo sauce
1 tsp. Ginger spice
Pinch Parsley spice
1 tsp. oil
2-3 diced clove of garlic
 Add 1 tsp. oil, 1 tsp. Ginger, a pinch of Parsley spice and 2-3 diced cloves of garlic in a frying pan. Fry until shrimp are cooked through.
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