Over a month ago, we were working on a secret project for a popsicle company. They needed us to shoot campaign content in early May, so it was really hard for us to find somewhere with an open pool! Thankfully, Eden Resort opened their outdoor heated pool and Kidz Water Zone the weekend before, so we were able to book a night at their resort to create content. Eden Resort is just a short 30 minute drive from our home, and I absolutely loved being able to get away for the night without all of the travel that comes with normal vacations! I never understood the concept of a staycation until our trip to Eden, but let me tell ya, I’m a huge fan! ESPECIALLY with kids, staycations are where it’s at!
It’s not easy to open up about my history with bad credit. Going through a divorce while simultaneously juggling medical bills and student loans is no small feat and did significant damage to my credit score. I’m in a place now where we are starting to look into buying our first home, but I was terrified my credit history would hold us back. Although it can be embarrassing to be real about your struggles with bad credit, there are lots of tools and tips to help get you back on the right track! I want you to know that although improving your credit score may take time, it can be done. I can speak from personal experience, as I’m still in the process of recovering mine. Every consumer has the right to good credit and the law is on their side to help them fix mistakes.
With Father’s Day right around the corner, it’s always a struggle finding a gift for the man that has everything! My dad has been one of the most influential people in my life and has always gone above and beyond for me. Growing up, I watched him work really hard to provide for my family so that my mom could stay home with us. He is a now retired police officer and currently works full-time at our local church to positivity impact our community every day. When he isn’t working, he is playing golf, working on his jeep, helping others, and running around with Aimery. This year, I looked for more unique Father’s Day gifts besides the normal coffee mug or another T-Shirt!
A couple weeks ago we traveled to Orlando to spend the week with some of my best blogger friends and their families. We stayed together in an eight bedroom house at Encore Resort with our own private pool, and it was just the vacation I needed! It was so fun being able to finally meet the girls I have been following on Instagram for over a year. Most of our kids were around the same age, so it was great having them all together to play in the pool. And of course, I loved being able to spend quality time with Aimery.
Summer is finally here! Aimery had his last day of school last week, and now that we are home from our vacation, we are establishing our summer routine! Aimery’s school offers summer preschool two days a week, so he will still be keeping up with some consistency during the summer. When he isn’t at preschool, I like him to spend most of his days outside. We recently got a season’s pass to a nearby amusement park that has a waterpark, so we will be doing a bunch of road trips to the park! I also plan to get him a blow up pool so he can have his friends over to swim! With all of the running around he will be doing, I have been running to Walmart to stock up TONS of snacks for him. Keep reading for our favorite summer snack ideas!
Hey girls! We just got home from vacation today, and let me tell you, I’m ready to move back to Florida. The sun, water, and relaxation were just what I needed to kick off the summer. This blog post is a little different from what I normally write, but it is a much needed list for every girl heading somewhere warm in the next couple of months! If you are a guy and not interested in girl talk (including periods) then this post isn’t for you!
With running two businesses, it can sometimes be hard to balance my work and mom life. Over the last few months, I have been trying to be more aware of how I spend my time and focus on being in the present, especially with my son. I’ve been trying to set aside undivided time with Aimery, so when we heard “How to Train Your Dragon 3” was coming out, I knew that a movie night was in order!
If you are a parent, I don’t have to tell you how quickly our children’s stuffed friends can get dirty after just one trip to the park or every day love at home! Recently, Aimery’s Ellie has been in desperate need of a good wash. I had no idea how I was supposed to go about washing Ellie until a recent event I attended with Lysol in NYC!
I was so excited to finally take advantage of our new back yard by hosting a fun playdate for Aimery and his friends this week! Aimery has been obsessed with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so hosting a playdate with all of his favorite turtle friends seemed necessary!
Mother’s Day is for all women who raise children, whether you are a Mother, Step-Mom, Foster-Mom, Grandmother, or soon to be mom, this holiday is for you! This year, I am celebrating the mothers in my life with gift baskets full of self-love and fitness gifts.