Oct 222014
 

While I love big cities – Boston and Orlando are a couple of my favorites – I also really enjoy checking out what smaller, local towns have to offer.  It might come from growing up in a very rural part of Maine.  I know there’s a lot of charm in those small towns plus usually a lot of hidden gems to explore.

Mini-Golf at the Golf Shores Fun Center in Corydon, Indiana

So when we were recently invited to come and visit Corydon, Indiana I was immediately on board.  Fortunately hubby also loves local excursions, so he wasn’t hard to convince, and all I ever have to say to Bubbles is “Do you want to…” and she shouts “yes!” before I have a chance to finish.  It was easily decided, then, that we would go and spend the weekend there. Continue reading »

Oct 212014
 

This Creamy Chipotle Onion Dip recipe post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.

You probably have already noticed me mentioning around here once or ten times that we like a good tailgate.  Whether it’s in the parking lot of our favorite stadium or in our own kitchen and living room, getting together over food to yell at the TV is an excellent pastime.

Creamy Chipotle Onion Dip Recipe #TabascoHellmanns Continue reading »

Oct 202014
 

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Jif To Go Dippers. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating.

We have been on-the-go quite a bit lately.  Road trips, day trips, shopping, pumpkin patch visits.  And while it’s a lot of fun, preparing and packing for those kinds of excursions can take a little bit of pre-planning.

On-the-Go Energy with Jif To Go Dippers #GetGoing

I have a “Preschooler Bag” (anyone have a better name for a diaper bag for preschoolers?  I’d love to hear it) that I like to keep stocked with whatever we might need: wipes, sunscreen, an extra outfit, entertainment.  And let’s not forget the snacks.  Snacks can make or break an outing, especially if any of your family members have a tendency to get “hangry”. Continue reading »

Oct 192014
 

Sometimes, really funny things come out of my daughter’s mouth.  Not that, based on the serious look on her face, she intends them to be funny.  She just can’t help but make me giggle.

The other day she comes sauntering into the bedroom while I was folding laundry.  One little balled-up fist went to each hip and she struck a “power pose”.  “Hey Mama, look.  I’m a Super Hero Butterfly.”

Super Me Backpack Transforms Kids Into a Super Hero

And, indeed, she was.  She had on the butterfly mask that I wore last Halloween, plus her Super Me Bubblicious Cape backpack on.  She proceeded to show me some of her super powers which included running really fast; I was disappointed that speed-folding laundry isn’t something a Butterfly Super Hero can do. Continue reading »

Oct 182014
 

The information, gift card, gift pack and giveaway have been provided to me by Hard Rock International. No celebrity or musician has endorsed the “Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Star” contest.

Bubbles loves music. Especially when she gets to sing, or when she gets to “play” the guitar – which she called her “rockstar” for about a year. So when we heard that Hard Rock International was launching the fun new Roxtars, I knew we had to find out more.

Meet the Hard Rock Roxtars #ThisIsHardRock #HRRoxtars

The Hard Rock Roxtars are designed to inspire kids of all ages to rock an inimitable brand of cool, allowing their originality to shine.  The band is made up of the following members: Continue reading »