World’s Largest Cruise Sale Starts Now

World's Largest Cruise Sale #cruiseweek

The World’s Largest Cruise Sale starts October 2nd!  For the entire month of October, major cruise lines will have great fares, discounts, and onboard credits.  Keep an eye on your email, my Carrie-Agent with Destinations in Florida Facebook Page, or follow on Twitter for up to date offers and fares!  Whether it’s a quick winter getaway to someplace warm, an addition to an Orlando vacation, or spring break, your cruise is waiting for you!

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Making Healthy Choices as a Family

Tracking my healthy choices with #BalanceRewards #CollectiveBias #shop

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Our family has undergone a bit of a lifestyle change these past few weeks.  Instead of going back to work at the library, I have decided to stay home and work on my travel business. For me, that means a lot of sitting during the day.   I NEED to get up and move around, otherwise I feel blah.  Not only that, but I need to be making healthy choices and I need to be aware of my own wellness so I can be an example to our kiddos.  Working from home is a blessing, for sure.  But it is also hard to balance both working at home and spending time with my family.  So, we have been trying to get out more and enjoy the nice weather and our local area.

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Silhouette Portrait Fabric Bundle Sale & 40% off Adhesive Cardstock

Adhesive Cardstock

As you all know, my Silhouette Cameo has been a great investment for me! I use it ALL THE TIME!  This week, the Silhouette Portrait is on sale, along with the Silhouette Adhesive card stock.  The Silhouette Portrait is awesome!  It can do everything the Silhouette Cameo can do, just in a smaller size and with a smaller price tag.  Yay!

This week, you can get 40% off Silhouette Adhesive Cardstock in the Silhouette Store using code FINDS from September 15-22.  I LOVE the adhesive card stock.  I use it a lot to make gift tags that I stick right to the package, and I even used it for my 3-D Flower Wreath from last spring.  It’s also perfect for small pieces on crafts like these Owl Valentine’s we made last year.

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Fall Pallet Mantel Sign {Grateful, Thankful, Blessed}

Grateful Square Photo

It’s that time of year!  Yay!  It’s time to get out the fall decor and start showering our homes with fall colors and pumpkins!  Yay!  I am so excited.  I love fall.  I love decorating for fall, especially my mantle.  It not only gives me a reason to do some crafting, but it just gives our home a more “cozy” feel to it.  As part of my fall mantle {which I’ll be sharing more of that in future posts}, I created a Fall Pallet Wood Sign, to add some simple color and dimension to our mantle. [Read more...]

Head Start on Your Favorite Recipes with Easy Cucumber Chicken Salad

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I am just so excited to share some wonderful news with you all today!  I am ready to get back into blogging after a huge break!  I think my last post was in July where I shared some ideas for Family Costumes at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.  Are you going?   And I have undergone a little bit of a lifestyle change.  I have decided to quit my part time library job, and work my travel business full time!  Yay!  That means more blogging, more crafts and recipes for all of you, and more Disney travel tips!  For my family, they think me working from home means more made from scratch cooking.  Right.

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10 Tips to Surviving a Road Trip with Your Children

10 Tips to Surviving a Summer Road Trip with Children #summer #roadtrip

Road trips are part of our family travel routine.  We drive to Florida every summer, and for us that is 16 hours at least in the car.  We’ve driven to Niagara Falls, as well as the beach, and this year we are going to Hilton Head for vacation.  So that means another family road trip!  One thing I love about road trips is that our children are great road travelers.  They have only flown a handful of times, so getting in the car for vacation is now part of the adventure.  They don’t complain about driving and they know it means some fun extra activities and snacks that they may not get if we stayed at home.  But, surviving a road trip with your children may take some work on your part.  So today, I want to share 10 Tips to Surviving a Road Trip with Your Children.

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Church Nursery Wall Quote

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For this month’s Silhouette Challenge, our theme is MY FAVORITE THINGS!  And, if you’ve been around the blog long enough-you know that my Silhouette Cameo is one of my FAVORITE things EVER!  My husband always says it was the best $200 he’s ever spent on me :).    My favorite aspect of having a Cameo is that I feel like I can create ANYTHING!  I absolutely love the versatility of this machine.  And this month, my fellow bloggers and I have our Favorite Things for you!

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Disney Social Media Moms on the Road in Philadelphia


When I was chosen to attend the Disney Social Media Moms on the Road in Philadelphia, I didn’t know I was in for such a dose of Disney magic and pixie dust!  Was it worth the 8 hour drive, both ways?  Absolutely!  But I didn’t drive that far only for a Mickey shaped Rice Krispie treat.  I wanted to learn how to grow my blog, and of course learning from the best in business-Disney-was a must!  Not only did I learn a ton, but it also reinforced my passion for selling Disney travel.  I have always loved Disney, Disney travel, and the memories associated with Disney.  And now, seeing it from a mom, blogger, AND travel agent perspective, I love it even more!

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Keeping Your Children Safe at the Beach

Safe at the Beach

Keeping your children safe on the beach is something all families think about at one time or another.  A family beach vacation is a “must” for so many families.  We will be embarking on our fourth family beach vacation this sumer, and one thing at the front of my “mommy mind” is keeping our children safe at the beach.  Last summer, we enjoyed Surfside Beach, SC on our way home from Walt Disney World.  This year, we are making our way to Hilton Head Island, SC.  Have you been?  My favorite part of beach trips is our “schedule”.  Our beach trip schedule is as follows:

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Rock Your Disney Side: Our Adult Only Trip to Walt Disney World


My husband and I just returned from our first “no kids” trip to Walt Disney World.!!!!  It was a different kind of fun-we love Disney with our kids-but this was a hand holding, no stroller pushing, eat where we want when we want, and ride Dumbo together kind of fun!  While I’m hanging out with the Disney Social Media Moms on the Road in Philadelphia, I’m going to share how my husband and I Rocked Our Disney Side!

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