May 2018 Edition: Just a Few of My Favorite Things…

It's been a long while since I've updated this blog so I figured I'll share a few of my favorite things.  I remember I used to write about all sorts of things, especially when it came to sharing my favorite products. I would post all the time during my hard-core blogging days but lately it's been beyond difficult keeping up with my full-time job, the house, my family and this blog.  So here it goes.... Enjoy! Trader Joe's Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk As soon as I knew I was lactose … [Read more...]

Top 5 Upcoming Additions to Disney! #DisneySMMC

Disclosure: I was personally invited to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration for a nominal fee.  Accommodations, park tickets, some meals and gifts were provided.  All thoughts and opinions are strictly my own. One of the absolute best things about being an attendee of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration (DisneySMMC) is all the information that is shared exclusively to the bloggers.  We get the inside scoop of all new things that are happening at Disney such as new expansions to … [Read more...]

Enjoy the Holiday Season with a $140 Giveaway to Paypal or Amazon!

Hello all! :) I know it's been awhile since my last post but I wanted to let you all know that I collaborated with a bunch of awesome bloggers to give you all a chance to win $140 to either Amazon or Paypal. What a way to end the year off, right?  What can I say -- It's Christmas and we were all feeling very festive and extremely generous so we decided to kick off the end of the year with another giveaway for all of our lovely readers. Entering is always easy. Check out the details … [Read more...]

A Weekend Filled with Good Eats, A Baby Shower and Riding Around Town in Style! #DriveToyota #ad

There are 52 weekends in a year... If you ask me, that means plenty of opportunities for a nice, weekend road trip. I've said it before and I'll say it again -- I love road trips! To get away for a couple of days and be out of the normal routine is good for the body, mind and soul.  If I had the money to get away every single weekend, I would be somewhere different all the time. There's one place that I always seem to gravitate towards when it's time for a road trip.  That one place I … [Read more...]

Celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month (October) with Zulily! #ad

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Zulily.  In honor of National Women’s Small Business Month this October, Zulily is celebrating female entrepreneurs and raising awareness around their small businesses by launching four weeks of sales events featuring female small business owners and the amazing products they’ve created.   About Zulily: Since 2010, Zulily has offered their customers unique brands and products at a fraction of the retail price -- with prices up to 70% off every … [Read more...]

A Visit to Both Hamilton, New Jersey & Lancaster, Pennsylvania in the 2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD #DriveMazda

Disclosure: Mazda provided the CX-5 exclusively for this review. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are strictly my own. This past summer, we didn't do much of anything as in vacationing in a resort or visits at the beach. We pretty much hung around my hometown and did things nearby like visit the parks, visits to Rita's for some cold, creamy custards (yum!) and lots of backyard play.  My plans for next summer are to take plenty of road trips, one or a few vacations (at the … [Read more...]

Top 10 Fall TV Shows

There's so much to love about the Fall season. The fact that you can wear nice, comfortable bulky sweaters, drink hot & steamy lattes without a sweat, decorate your home with pumpkins, scarecrows, and of course, catch up on your favorite shows! After a long day at work and long hours in the kitchen cooking, I like to unwind in front of the television a few times a week with hubby and watch our favorite shows. But I'm always disappointed when I watch my favorite TV show and it's the Season … [Read more...]

Five Travel Destinations for Fall Foliage

Summer can be the perfect time for BBQ’s, picnics, beach vacations and just lounging around in the backyard.  However, since the sun is setting on summer, it’s time to get ready to view the wonderful colors of my second favorite season: fall.  Fall is a season that radiates warm sweaters, knee-high boots, pumpkin spice lattes, and the beautiful colors of the changing leaves. The best part about living in the Hudson Valley is the ever-changing seasons upper New York has to offer.  From the … [Read more...]

Welcome Fall with Open Arms & a $100 Giveaway!

Hot summer days are now 'almost' a thing of the past, well for this year of course! It's now time to welcome Fall with open arms and lots of Pumpkin spice everything. I'm not much of a fan of Pumpkin Spice lattes anymore but I'll try just about any sweet treat made with pumpkin spice. The flavor just screams out Fall and who doesn't love cool, sweater weather? Fall is also a perfect time for giveaways and for planning for the upcoming Christmas season. I'm happy to announce that I have teamed … [Read more...]

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2017 is Now Open! @UniversalOrlando

The nation’s premier Halloween event, Halloween Horror Nights, is now open at Universal Orlando Resort – with more event nights and terrifying frights than ever before. This year, Halloween Horror Nights presents the most unearthly and macabre collection of terrors called The Festival of the Deadliest. This ancient tradition has taken root inside Universal Studios Florida and is filled with hellish wonders that are hard to resist and impossible to escape. This ghastly collection of madmen and … [Read more...]