Vacationing with littles is nothing but blue skies, or at least one would hope! We recently took the kids with us back to Maui for their second time. Traveling all the way over from Florida equates to about 4500 miles of pulling every trick out of my Mary Poppins bag to keep the exhaustion melt downs to a minimum (mine too). Long airplane or car rides can be testing on your momma patience, but I have a few favorites for making the journey easier for you and them.
September 1st officially means I can let my love for all things pumpkin out of the bag. Don't tell anyone, but I actually made this Pull Apart Pumpkin Bread recipe over at Sweet Life of Anna in August and it was AMAZING! This pull apart bread was super easy and added a nice twist to the traditional pumpkin bread. To me, this is like pumpkin bread and a cinnamon roll got together to have a baby and Oh. My. Goodness, cutest baby you ever did see! If there is one thing you need to add to your holiday menu list or just because, make sure it's this recipe!
Mermaid tails, sand and bubbles make for a fantastic shellabration (the first of many under the sea puns...sorry not sorry) fit for any little girl, baby sprinkle or bridal shower. Party planning can sometimes get a little overwhelming if you feel the I-don't want-this-party-to-be-a-#pinterestfail pressure mounting on top of the normal busyness day to day life can bring. So get your clam shell bra and flipper ready, because this is going to be a party prep breeze with easy DIYs and even a genius party supply rental box that does the decor work for you!
Writing this is my therapy from the last week, so apologizing in advance if it comes off in rambles. Hurricane Irma hit Florida and it hit it hard y’all. We are on the west coast in central Florida in Tampa, and for about a week, we were feeling impending doom headed our way in one way or another. Here is my account of the events and how my momxiety took over for a hot minute.
Irma was predicted to hit the opposite coast of Florida, but knowing it’s size and living here my whole life, I know things can change last minute and they did. A few days ago, the spaghetti models (I don’t want to eat spaghetti for a long, long time FYI) swapped coasts and it was predicted to make land fall in the Florida Keys and then continue up to Naples or Fort Meyers. Tampa was still within the cone as a possibility for landfall, but mostly looked like we would get the eye over us as a category three as it traveled up the coast.
There is this six letter word that we all love and adore...M-i-c-k-e-y. There is also a five letter word we also love and adore...c-a-n-d-y. Add those two together plus some out of this world rides, character meet 'n greets, pumpkins, parades and all things pixie dust, and you've got Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom. This super family friendly special event is sure to leave your little ones (and you) once again mesmerized by the magic of Disney now through November 1st. I'm bringing you the ins and outs of this night so you can be sure to enjoy every Mickey filled minute!
My husband Chris and I are constantly doing small projects around the house. We have numerous “almost there” projects. For example, we had put up faux shiplap on two of our walls in our living room and painted them white, we had set to do one more layer of paint, but it has been about four months since we last touched the wall. Accepting the fact that it MIGHT NOT happen, I took to Pinterest and then Jo-Ann Fabrics. I have been wanting to add color to our walls, but keeping the decoration minimal and modern. I came across some awesome ideas for DIY yarn wall wecor, got a good idea and went to town with my own version. I’m a small business owner and a mama of a 2 year old, so I wasn’t looking at doing anything too time consuming, so I kept mine pretty simple.
As I've gotten a little "older," I've truly realized the importance of taking care of my skin. This is especially important when I break out of my routine like on our trip to Maui. One of my favorite places on earth fits that bill because of all the magical spots--you've got the beautiful beaches of the north shore, the dry terrain of the Lahaina area, and the magical hike through the Bamboo Forest on the Road to Hana. To keep my skin happy, hydrated and glowing on all
our adventures I'm sharing some of my favorites tips and products for your next vacation.
I love watching my baby grow, and I am sure that I am not alone when I say that I want to keep her small and in my arms forever! But the inevitable happens and she grows and learns new things everyday! She has recently transitioned (and is still transitioning) to solids, in addition to her several bottles of milk a day! I have listed a few tips that I have learned along the way. I hope you find these tips helpful as you start this new adventure of transitioning your little love bug to eating solid foods.
There is nothing like the magic that Disney brings to it's theme parks and resorts, with Fort Wilderness Campgrounds being no exception. From the very front parking entrance where the helping hands told fun jokes to my kids in the back seat as we checked in, to the Chip 'n' Dale campfire experience, all the way to the Magic Kingdom fireworks being in view at the beach...magic. This was our kids first camping experience and something tells me it will never be topped. I want to share all the ins and outs to camping at Ft. Wilderness with kids so you are prepared for your visit!
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