You're Not too Kind, But I Don't Care...

It comes a point in life when you finally feel like an adult.  A good amount of years of young adulthood is spent wandering, waiting, hoping, hurting, living, laughing, learning..and then before you know it..you've grown.  You had to go through all those years..some fun, and some difficult - all to become who you are today.  All to become stronger, and wiser for more years of life.  Life isn't easy, life isn't all hard, life isn't all anything.  It's up and downs.  It's life.  You are not alone in your struggles, while everyone has their own battles - we all share in that we are all LIVING.  

Celebrate Spring with Crafts and Sweet Halos #MTHalosFun

Can you believe it's already March, and Spring is a little over a week away?  What better way to get in the mood for the season other than some sweet crafts?  Mom Trends and Wonderful Halos hosted a family Spring crafts event last weekend at The Children's Museum of Art, and we had such a sweet time.  Yes, sweet like the Halos mandarins.  My son and my husband surprised me by getting really crafty in their space.  Who knew you could create the cutest bunnies, chicks, and so much more with Halos mandarins.  We love Halos, it disappears by the bags in our home as they are the perfect anytime anywhere healthy snack that pleases kids and parents alike.

A Weekend Escape at the Kenshire Campground

Getaways have become a must for our family.  I didn't travel much as a child, parents were too busy with work, and we were always busy with school.  I have a handful of memories doing a short getaway or two.  It just makes me that much more grateful for being able to give my children opportunities to learn through travel, and to simply experience it all.  I'm more than happy to share these experiences and life long memories with them.  Last year before the weather got too cold, we did a road trip from New York City to Pennsylvania, where we stayed in a small deluxe cabin at the Kenshire Campground for a few nights.  As expected it was a memorable trip.  Something about changing the daily scenery and getting out and away from the norm is incredibly refreshing.  The memories created during these trips are truly the most valuable ones.  Kenshire Campground is a beautiful campground located on two ancient ox-bows of Pine Creek.

Nestle Damak Fine Chocolate with Pistachios #DiscoverDamak

*I received the item/s for the purpose of review.  All opinions are a 100% my own.  
Chocolate with Pistachios
Did you know that the pistachio tree is one the oldest flowering nut trees on Earth?  People have eaten and enjoyed pistachios for nearly 9,000 years, and the NESTLΓ‰® Damak brand has been around since 1933.  It was finally time I tried the delicious pistachio chocolate bars.  It is the perfect combination of crunchy pistachios and rich chocolate.  It is available in a creamy, fine chocolate bar and a rich, dark chocolate bar.  The name Damak (pronounced "dih-mok) means "great taste" in Turkish.

Teleflora's Valentine's Day 2017 Floral Collection - $75 GC #Giveaway! #HandMadebyTF


I love flowers, and honestly who doesn't?  A beautiful arrangement can transform a space and bring so much joy to the recipient.  So whether you are decorating a romantic space or looking to surprise a loved one, check out Teleflora's Valentine's Day 2017 floral collections.  You can choose from hand-made floral bouquets, professionally designed and personally delivered by a local Teleflora florist in your neighborhood.  I'm excited to offer you guys a chance to win a $75 gift code to order your own bouquet that is #handmadebyTF from #Teleflora.  Read on to find out how to enter!

Something I Didn't Know I Needed! The Shark Lift Away Pro Steam Pocket Mop!

 I am blown away at how much this has changed my daily routine!  One of the hardest things about being a full-time mom is that the chore list never ends, and there is never enough time.  One of those daily chores are to clean the floors.  I have been mopping the floors with a bucket of water and traditional mop for years.  This Shark Lift Away Pro Steam Pocket Mop cleans well, uses no chemicals, and overall gets the job done fast and easy.  

At one point I purchased a steam mop, it was a random brand I can't recall, but I only used for a short time and tossed because it didn't do the job.  Because of that experience I was never interested in steam mops until Shark had one for me to test out.  I am so glad I got the opportunity because I wouldn't have known of it's greatness otherwise.  It is super easy to use, and gets the job done efficiently. 

Kaufman Music Center's Broadway Playhouse Musicals + Family 4 Pack Tickets Giveaway

We had the pleasure of spending our morning last week at the Kaufman Music Center at a special event where we had a mini sing-along and meet-and-greet with the cast of Broadway Playhouse: George & Ira Gershwin performance, along with an exclusive backstage tour.  It was one of very first plays as a family, and my children found it to be lots of fun that was truly engaging.  I have your chance to win 4 tickets to a performance at the Kaufman Music Center below.

The cast were so great on-stage, and so kind to children off-stage.  They personally come out to say goodbye, take photos, and talk to families as they leave the music center.  Check out a sneak peak of the Broadway Playhouse cast above.

The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child DVD + Giveaway


We love The Gruffalo Stories in our home.  The Public Media Distribution has re-released the Oscar-Nominated films, The Gruffalo and the sequel The Gruffalo's Child on DVD earlier this month.  The two films are based on beloved children's books written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, and feature an all-star cast of voices.  They are the perfect stories for the whole family.  I love to have DVD's like this on hand for long road trips.  Reading gives my children motion sickness so that's always the perfect time to bring out family films like this one, we are excited to add this to our collection.  I have your chance to own both these DVD's, read on to enter to win!