North Dakota Girlfriend Getaway Ideas

Corsair at Fargo Air Museum

Some of my favorite trip memories have been girlfriend getaways. What I've learned about such trips is they are not a one-size-fits all. Depending upon whom you are traveling with your itinerary is likely to be quite different. For example, if you're traveling [Read more]

Should I Buy an Amazon Echo?


As an Amazon Prime member my husband scored our family the Amazon Echo a couple months ago for $99. We were on the waiting list for a while and finally got word it was on the way and we were excited! Amazon Echo will be in stock July 14, 2015 but is [Read more]

KOA Camping: What’s Behind the Yellow Sign?

Wisconsin Dells KOA

This is a sponsored post for KOA’s Promotion: What’s Behind the Yellow Sign My ten-year-old son asked if we could go camping this summer. I hesitated. While we have some camping gear, we really don’t have the important things, like a tent or enough sleeping [Read more]

Road Trips with Dad

My husband and son on a road trip to Pittsburgh.

The countdown has begun to our family summer road trip. There is nothing my husband Jeff loves more than a family road trip. Years ago, he was the hurry-up-and-get-there kind of driver but that destination-focused thinking has subsided as our family has begun [Read more]

Tips for Travel Themed Home Decor

CVS Coasters for Travel Decor

While we love to travel, there is something pleasant about sleeping in your own bed. As someone one said, there's no place like home (insert clicking ruby red slippers). What's best though, in my opinion, is bringing our travels home with us. In recent years [Read more]

Paddington is Now on Blu-ray and DVD

luggage tag

I'm not sure what is more exciting, the news that Paddington is now on Blu-ray and DVD or that we have a fun Paddington-themed giveaway. I'm a sucker for nostalgia and I have always loved this friendly bear. Now that I'm back in the "little people" era I have [Read more]

How to Turn Instagram Photos into Home Art

sunset from sunset key

You've likely heard about the stunt that artist and photographer Richard Prince pulled. He printed Instagram photos - belonging to others - and placed a $90,000 price tag on them. We won't get into the ethics of the story here, but what I can tell you is [Read more]

Travel Bags for the Girls in the Family

Tasca Purse by Embrazio

Packing for my family has been rather easy over recent years. Every trip we've packed all of our shoes and clothes in the huge, lightweight Antler Liquis suitcase and it's worked rather well. Naturally the older kids, now tweens, are insisting they have their [Read more]

Dream Destinations with Wyndham Vacation Resorts

Dream Destination Colorado

Summer is almost here! That means the fun-loving travel months are just around the corner and even if you don't have plans yet, there is still plenty of time left make a trip to your dream destination. My family is looking forward to a summer filled with all [Read more]

Tropical Cruise Packing Ideas for Ladies

Cruise Packing Ideas for Ladies

This summer my family is taking our second cruise as a family and just like any experience in life I learn something every trip. Now having a third child I've discovered that planning early can't hurt so in our master closet there is a section marked with a [Read more]