5 Tips for Smart Back to School Shopping + Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Vocalpoint and DICK’s Sporting Goods®.  All opinions are my own.

The back to school madness is in full swing and we are ready for a new adventure! Take the stress out of your back to school shopping with these 5 tips.

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Family Fun at Dolphin Mall Miami

I have been compensated in the form of a Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free in exchange for an honest review of Dolphin Mall.

Dolphin-Mall-08Is a couple more weeks too much to ask for? I feel like we need a vacation from our summer vacation! There’s been a whole lot of relaxing going on in the past few weeks, but that’s totally a good thing. It was much needed. Sometimes, we all just need a little time to decompress and wind down. Often times, I feel like there’s not much to do locally. And anything that is here, we have done on several occasions so it’s basically played out for us. 

When I’m feeling brave enough to venture out with my two littles, it takes thought and planning. My children are very well-behaved, and I’m not just saying that for the sake of this post. They really are! However, shopping is a full blown mission to which I’d like to abort before we’re even out of the car. I usually go alone to our local mall because the kids get bored, but when we go to Dolphin Mall in Miami, the kids don’t give me any issue. There is so much for them to do that they sort of ‘deal’ with me. They know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Continue Reading

Back to School with OshKosh B’gosh +25% off Coupon #BacktoBgosh

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Back-to-School-with-Osh-Kosh-05Wow! I can’t believe summer is coming to an end already. I have to admit; I am a little bummed. Most parents are thrilled when school is back in session, but I am always totally less than that. Especially this year. My little guy is headed off to Pre-Kindergarten and I am going to have some serious empty nest issues when he and Bunbun are in school. Thank goodness I have the dogs, right?Continue Reading

Love of The Journey + Summer Fruit Spritzers

Summer-Fruit-Spritzer-01You know that line…something about how time flies? Well, I just realized that it’s been over a year since I started my blog. Last summer, with the help of a very dear friend, I made the decision to begin my blogging journey. While many may think it’s easy to do, I beg to differ. There’s so much that goes in to all we do and it doesn’t just happen overnight. It took me a lot of work, blood, sweat and tears (real tears)…literally…to get where I am today.

I’ve struggled with many things from gaining a strong following to complete and utter failure with great ideas that I just couldn’t execute on. I went from photographing newborns and children to shooting mainly food. My friends who are renowned photographers have complimented my work and have repeatedly told me that they think I found my niche. It took a few years in the photography realm of things, but I finally found my passion and it was all for the love of the journey. I am so happy where I am today. I am successful, I am happy and that’s all that matters!Continue Reading

Nighttime Nature Scavenger Hunt + Energizer Prize Pack Giveaway

This post is brought to you by Energizer® and The Motherhood. However, all opinions are my own.

Nighttime-Scavenger-Hunt-01Don’t you just love summer nights? The kids are home and you can totally go off of the ‘school schedule’ and have some fun. My littles have been out of school for over a month now and my biggest challenge has been getting them outdoors during the day. The heat and humidity hasn’t been so friendly this summer, so unless it involves a pool…it’s a no-go during the day.

Bunbun has been quite the night owl as of late and since the weather is much better after the sun goes down, we’ve been spending some evenings outdoors and Lighting up our summer with Energizer®! Read on to find out more and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!Continue Reading

Explore the Great Outdoors with the Ultimate Northern Florida Family Vacation

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ocala/Marion County VCB for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

When it comes to summer in South Florida, we are usually all about living in the moment. We tend to take things day-by-day and see where we end up. Most of our days consist of sleeping in, relaxing and lots of water activities to keep us cool. However, I do attempt a mini-vacation at some point. Depending on hubby’s schedule, of course.

As a child, I always looked forward to summer vacation and now, as a parent, I find myself feeling the same way. Between daily drop-offs, pick-ups, soccer practice, PTA and room mom duties, I look forward to the summer just as much as I did as a child. Listen, it’s tough work being a Mom and we need summer vacation too!Continue Reading

5 Tips for a Successful BBQ + Suddenly Salad Pasta Recipe

5-Tips-for-a-Successful-BBQ-01Our summer has been quite relaxing so far. Lot’s of time has been spent on the couch and in the pool with friends. Did I mention the BBQ’s? Oh yes!!! With summer comes BBQ’s at our place. Usually every weekend and often times in the middle of the week. We love having company and of course, great food. From Steaks to Kabobs, we do it all and we do it well. So today, I’ll be sharing my 5 tips for a successful BBQ and a delicious recipe using the Suddenly Salad varieties.Continue Reading

Making Memories with Dad and Gillette® Mach3® Signature Edition Razor

This post is sponsored by Vocalpoint, P&G and Gillette. All opinions are my own.

Making-Memories-with-Dad-01One thing that always gets me is seeing Dad’s out with their children. It’s not very often that I see this, but when I do, it genuinely warms my heart. I truly believe that children need their fathers, so seeing them out having ice cream, walking in the park or shopping makes me so happy inside. I realize how lucky I am to have a husband who is so involved with our children. Although he works crazy hours, he always finds time to spend with the kids. And the best part? The kids are totally infatuated with him.Continue Reading