City Spotlight: La Jolla, CA {Travel Contributor}


Hi! It’s Jilly. All this snow has me dreaming of warmer climates! Come with me to La Jolla, California- today’s City Spotlight!

La Jolla (pronounced HOY-ah) is a fun town just north of San Diego. My hubby and I were able to visit a few years ago, and we had SO much fun!

After taking the short and beautiful drive up I-5 from San Diego, we stopped at the Birch Aquarium. They have great hands-on exhibits, and a beautiful ocean view from the hill the aquarium is built on. (I guess we like to visit aquariums on vacation, like our recent trip to Chicago when we went to Shedd Aquarium.)

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Pick Your Plum Craft Blowout Sale

Pick Your Plum Craft Sale-Over 31 Deals to Get Your Craft On!  #pickyourplum

Pick Your Plum is one of my FAVORITE sites to order craft supplies!  I can find some of the most unique things on there, and I especially love it when they have vinyl on sale!  Well, today they have OVER 31 CRAFT DEALS on their site today, starting at $.99!  This is one of those  “I-would-totally-make-the-cutest-thing-right-now-if-only-I-had-the-right-supplies-on-hand-oh-wait-now-I-DO! kind of a day.”  Trust me, Pick Your Plum‘s supplies are great quality, reasonable, and always awesome to have on hand!  Love it!

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Disney Resort Discounts and FREE Park Tickets

Walt Disney World New Spring Discount Available #disney #disneydiscounts #disneyside

Are you planning on visiting Walt Disney World for your spring break?  Or even your summer vacation?  If so, you will want to take advantage of the Room Discount and combine it with the Free Park Ticket Offer!  It’s time to start thinking about your summer travel, and with these great discounts, you can get a fun family getaway at a great rate!  Check out the details below!

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Ways to Save on Time and Healthcare Costs for Busy Working Moms

Walgreens Healthcare Clinics #HealthCareClinic #CollectiveBias #shop

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.  #HealthCareClinic #CollectiveBias #shop

Why does it seem that in our house, one of the kiddos gets sick when I feel like I don’t have time for that?  I know that sounds bad-but it’s usually around the major holidays or right around this time of year that one-or all three-of our children ends up not feeling well.  Two weeks before Thanksgiving, our oldest twin missed 5 days of school because he was ill-I was so nervous that he would be sick over Thanksgiving!  Even though he somewhat enjoyed the 5 days out of 5th grade, that meant shuffling of schedules, time at the doctor, visits to Urgent Care, and just an overall disruption of life.  Instead of our cozy home, I feel like I am in charge of the Hurst Family Healthcare Clinic for Columbus, Ohio!

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Loaded Potato Crustless Quiche

Loaded Potato Crustless Quiche |
The best of two meals come together in this simple but delicious breakfast! Packed with flavor, your family will love this Loaded Potato Crustless Quiche!

Our household has been on a loaded potato quick lately! I think there’s just something warm & comforting about potatoes mixed with bacon, cheese & onions. It’s a perfect hearty recipe for these cold winter days!

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Owl Always Love You Valentines

Owl Always Love You Valentines #valentinesday #diyvalentines

My daughter is blessed to go to an in home day care everyday, and has made some pretty cute friends!  I love making Valentines for her little friend at daycare, and I love it even more that she is old enough now to help!  I had found an owl file in a Silhouette Facebook group that I am in, and knew it would be perfect for Natalie’s Valentines.  This is the most layering I’ve done, and I loved it so much I made her a shirt to match!  And a bonus….I got to use my Silhouette Pen Holder again!  Score!

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Owl Always Love You Valentine Shirt

Owl Always Love You using heat transfer vinyl #silhouetteamerica

I know you are here to check out these AWESOME Silhouette Projects with fabric this month!  But, in case you missed it, the Silhouette Designer edition is on SALE for 40% off in the Silhouette Store. I knew that I would be using my Silhouette Cameo to create some super cute Valentines for my little princess’s day care friends.  After all, with only 4 kids there that are her age, I can totally make the effort to create some adorable and detailed Valentines for them….and of course with Natalie’s help!  But what I hadn’t planned on doing was my most HTV layers to date-this adorable “Owl Always Love You” shirt to match her fun valentines!  How cute will this be when she shows up at daycare on Friday with her fun Valentines AND an adorable shirt to match!

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Silhouette Designer Edition Sale AND New Glitter & Metallic Sketch Pens

40% off Silhouette Studio Designer Edition #silhouetteamerica #silhouettecameo

Have you become addicted to your Silhouette Cameo Machine you received for Christmas?  I know I am STILL addicted to mine and it is a year old!  Not to mention all of the awesome supplies and software that Silhouette offers to make your machine functional and FUN!

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Seven Days of Love for Your Kids

14 Day of Love #valentinesday #kidsactivities

Valentine’s Day tends to be overshadowed in our house.  The boys’ birthday is on February 15th, so we are usually knee deep in birthday preparations or parties on Valentine’s Day.  But, I still want to show some extra sweet love to the boys, and Natalie, during the month of February.  We started the 14 Days of Love on February 1, and we’ve been going strong every since ! Although, we are still a week from Valentine’s Day.  But, I wanted to share this with you, in hopes that you can start this fun tradition in your house for the next 7 days.  On Valentine’s Day, we’ll culminate with a gift card to their favorite place as an extra special treat.

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Valentine Bingo with Free Printable

Valentine Bingo free printable

Hello! It’s Kelly from Here Comes the Sun.  Valentine’s Day is such a fun holiday for kids. They get lots of love and candy and cards… and more candy. In addition to all the treat that the holidays bring, I always like to come up with holiday themed activities for the kids too.  My daughter is in first grade and she enjoys BINGO so I made this free printable Valentine Bingo game to play with her. With the weather like it is right now in most parts of the US, these types of games are a life saver when you are stuck at home on snow days.

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