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Sunday
Apr202014

Spring Into Fashion - KID

 

Spring Into Fashion - KIDS

 

Yes, of course you know by now I am the FARTHEST from being a 'fashionista' for myself.  I mean, I definitely try to look nice when I need to.  But then I also end up spending all my time shopping for my kids!!!

My oldest was the luckiest kid in the world with the hand me downs from great neighbors on my block.  But the baby has kind gotten the 'shopping shaft' if you will. 

Easter and springtime is always a great time to not only purge the crazy that you have going on in your house - but also to update for the great things that come for the summer and spring!

A friend from high school sent me a message a few months back about her new business with a company called Bashful Bliss.  I had actually never heard of the company before and totally checked it out.  I love these start up companies with entrepeneurial women in charge!  Bashful Bliss is a woman based business with the main goal of getting the simple message out that it's the little things in life where bliss is found.  Kim, my high school friend, gave me the details about the company and offered to send us something for Hudson.  Now, mind you - I get things sent to me often with this ye'old blog & often I turn the items down.  But she's the excepting as a high school friend.  Plus, at the time - I had plenty of time for reviews!

So, She sent me an adorable necklace and a super cute onesie for Hudson that has his name on it.

Another great place to kick spring into high gear is One Step Ahead.  I love this store for sooo many reasons.  From toys to toddler to taking the family to the shore - they have it and so much more!  One Step Ahead has this fabulous & unique line for kids to fight that dreaded sun burn!  Their Sun Smarties collection is great at reflecting that insae sunshine that pelts at your kids in the summertime!  They sent me the Sun Smarties Kids coverup and now also Sun Smarties Swim Trunks.  All UVA fighting materials that are soft, washable and what we need most as a mom - DURABLE!

Both are great lines to put your kids into their cutest self!

 

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I was sent these products for review - but all opinoins are my own.

Monday
Apr142014

Experience Kissimmee and #RockYourVacation

Kissimmee, Florida
Living the Dream

 

Many people have been asking me about my trip to Kissimmee that I went on a couple weeks ago. 

I've been DYING to sit down and really share with you what I did...where I went...all of the insanity that happened over a four day period!

There is soooo much to share - so I'm going to share with you all the awesomeness to be had over 2 parts.  

The first part will be the 'thrill-seeking' Joey side of my trip.  

Yes.  

Kissimmee and that part of Florida isn't just about snow birds or theme parks!  

One of my biggest goals this past year was to explore more - continue to add to my life experience bucket lists.  I feel like there are often times that things come into a persons life for a reason.  And for whatever reason that may be - then you have got to totally embrace the opportunities.  Try new things.  

LIVE A LITTLE. 

The 2nd part will come at a later time and it will be the dining/lodging & shopping part of my trip.  The relaxed, laid back part where I was spoiled rotten!  So many things to do and so little time!  But this mama kicked it into HIGH GEAR and cranked out more events that on any trip I've ever been on.  

Let's get the most important info out of the way before I share with you my death defining experiences.  You know, cause I KNOW you are DYING to hear all about them! hahaha

So, this week is the VERY LAST WEEK to get your votes in for the ever so fun Instagram Contest with #RockYourVacation videos.  Sure, they only had like 10 seconds - but I can assure you that they really put a lot of time, effort and creativity into these videos!

The woman who I was really voting for is out of the contest.  ELMINATED ALREADY!  But, I of course do not want to be an old 'fuddy-duddy'...so I'm going to ride the bandwagon and continue to vote till the end!

This is IT!  FOUR more days till there is a winner getting the insane grand prize. 

I know you're crazy jealous.  So, let me share with you what they will win!

#RockYourVacation Experience Kissimmee Contest

*Round tirp airfare

*5 night-6 day accomodations in an INSANE 7 bedroom house, courtesy of All Star Vacation Homes.  (Yes.  This is where we held our twitter party.  I died and went to heaven.  Except they wouldn't let me put my bathing suit on and sit by the pool!  Pfft.  Silly, silly. Can't say I didn't try!

*Red carpet welcome party

*Up close and personal with alligators at Wild Florida

*VIP at House of Blues

*Royal Treatment at Medieval Times

*VIP at Seaworld Orlando

*Hot air balloon ride

*Air Boat ride at Wild Florida

Doesn't this sound fabulous?

So, this can now be knocked off my bucket list:

*Ziplinging over Alligators (Check)

*Ride a hot air balloon over Orlando (Check!)

*Do at least 5 crazy roller coaster rides (Check)

*Eat Gator Bites (OMGOSH CHECK!!)

*Did I mention that I freaking DROPPED 300 FT from the SKY?!?! (Yup. Did that.)

*Feed the Dolphins (next time - I'm getting IN to feed them! lol)

GO VOTE FOR WHO YOU THINK SHOULD WIN THE #ROCKYOURVACATION CONTEST WITH EXPERIENCE KISSIMMEE!  

 

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I was not compensated to promote this contest - however - I was invited to experience Kissimmee along with other women/men in the family travel space.  I loved it.  And all opinions are MY OWN.

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Monday
Apr072014

Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

Great time with Jennaphr talking about Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas!

I love ALL of these products.  They are fabulous.  

From Alex Toys to Melissa & Doug - plenty of play fun.  Green Toys, Beatrix Girls and that crazy show Rabbids Invasion will surely keep your kids entertained!  And yes... ahem.  Krackle attacked our LEGO'S!  Gasp, I know. lol 

Also, be sure to check out Wild Hogs.  Those bunny poppers are hysterical!  (They have other amazing ones too for the older kids to play with - those will be shared here on ye-blog soon!)

 

 

 

 

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Monday
Apr072014

Just Between Friends Milwaukee #JBFMilwaukee

This past weekend, we were back at it with shopping with our favorite friends, Just Between Friends. This time, we headed to #JBFMilwaukee to check out their HUGE sale! 

Located at State Fair Park in the Wisconsin Expo Center Hall C, with over 493 consignors and a 55,000 square foot venue, there are plenty of deals to be found! 

Of course, we had to do a little shopping while at the sale. Being limited to a carry on suitcase, we had to make sure we picked only the best deals! So what did we get?

You can view the full review of our shopping haul in the video below. 

Want to check out the sale yourself? There's still time!

Just Between Friends Milwaukee Consignment Sale Dates

The sale runs from Sunday, April 6th through Friday, April 11th.

  • Sunday, April 6 from 10am-7pm ($3 admission)
  • Monday, April 7 from 10am-7pm
  • Tuesday, April 8 from 10am-7pm
  • Wednesday, April 9 from 10am-5pm
  • Thursday, April 10 from 10am-7pm (*50% off day!)
  • Friday, April 11 from 10am-1pm (*50% off day!)

Learn more about Just Between Friends – Milwaukee by connecting with them on their Facebook page, on Twitter, and on their website.

Monday
Apr072014

Near Philly Spring Break Trip Ideas

This morning I hung out with the fabulous Jennaphr Frederick at MY HOUSE. (Yes, MY.DIRTY.HOUSE. ha)  Oh well.  I'm human and a REAL MOM, right? 

Anyway, I totally took one for the team so that we could give YOU some amazing Spring Break ideas!

So, maybe you don't have the funds to head to St. Barts or Mexico or Florida even!  There are some wonderful opportunities right in our own area!  

You may remember me sharing the awesome of Congress Hall in Cape May over Spring Break, right?  I got to really enjoy it last year and hope to get the fam there again this year.  They have so many great things to do during spring break at Congress Hall from cooking classes for kids to hanging with Pirates & Princesses!  

Gaylord National is another great short trip destination to enjoy the spring break time off.  They have a PEEPS Easter event that any peeps fan will love!

 

Check out my video with Jennaphr for more details on the fun ideas not to far from home.

 

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