Monday, August 21, 2017

16 Tricks to Camping with Kids

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Camping is one of those activities you either love as a passion or could not care less about. When I told my friends we were taking the boys for a family camping trip the reactions were priceless. I guess most people think traveling with children under a certain age automatically make you a bit "off your rocker"?! Personally, I find it rather easy to camp with kids and felt I should give some of the tricks we use. Maybe some of these will encourage you to take your kids camping! 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ways to Tent Camp Comfortably

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 This is a sponsored post in partnership with Bestway and BraVoMark. All opinions are mine.
Camping has become a pass time I enjoyed as a kid. Now my son enjoys it as much as I do. While some might not consider it relaxing, we love it. Honestly, tent camping is worth the effort if you have the right camping equipment. You just have to tackle the basics first. Food, water and shelter. I bring all of our food a prepare campfire meals throughout our stay! 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Grilled Pesto Sandwich with Roasted Walnuts

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  First off this is NOT my recipe. I got this from a Blue Apron box we enjoyed. If you are interested in this meal box enjoy my review hereThis recipe right here sends me into a wonderfully tasty food coma! Hands down the easiest recipe and packed full of flavor! Grilled Pesto Sandwich with Roasted Walnuts!!
What you will need:
Crushed Walnuts
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Sour dough bread slices
Parsley flakes
Creamy butter
Cheese
Olive oil
First start by roasting crushed walnuts in a pan with parsley flakes, Parmesan cheese and olive oil. Once they are nice and crispy place in a bowl to scoop onto your sandwich.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Hidden Gems in Doylestown, PA

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I have always been intrigued with the eerie tone of "hidden" things. After all it is the story behind objects and places that can make you jump from ordinary to fascinating. While visiting Doylestown P.A., we encounter so many "hidden things" that I felt they were worth mentioning. I am sure some of you are also interested in the spooky, creepy and history driven stories I am about to tell. Where do you look for such things while on vacation? I felt it only right to visit Henry Mercer's buildings as he helped found the area itself!
Some would consider Henry Chapman Mercer to be a hoarder. If you have wandered any of his locations you will soon realize why. He collected and saved everything. He did collect a lot of stuff in his lifetime and frankly I'm glad. It gives you a sense of History, kids can learn from these objects and it is downright interesting. Personally, I loved walking through the Mercer Museum. You can find hidden things, like these paw prints pictured above. They can be found at all three locations... (Hint: Great activity for kids to participate in).
The crafted Moravian titles for instance, are adorned on the walls, ceilings, floors could easily be marked as a hidden object. Some create themes, spell out Latin phrases or are part of a collection masterpiece. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

15 Fishing Related Shows on Netflix

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 Since so many of our friends enjoy the great outdoors. I thought I would share some of our favorite Netflix fishing related shows, movies we watch when we are not outside! I know not everyone enjoys catch and release fishing (If you don't that is fine enjoy several other Netflix related posts I have created instead). 
1. The Ultimate Fishing Experience
2. Linder's Fishing Edge
3. Salmon Fishing
4. Finding Dory- My son claims since it its fish related, I had to add it to the list!
5. Monster Fish- Love this show

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Recipe: Homemade Macaroni & Cheese

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I love making super easy, quick dinners for my family on school nights. All week long I dread trying to come up with fancy meals and sometimes I need a break. Here is a family favorite I think you will enjoy and it is super easy!!
What you need:
Velveeta Cheese black
Half & Half
Bacon (optional)
Extra Sharp cheese
Macaroni noodles
Bread crumbs or Panko
Boil your pasta as the box instructs. While that is happening fry up some bacon. I just leave the bacon grease once they are done  in the pan.