• Living

    The Morning Routine

    “When you wake up with excitement and create a purposeful, productive morning, you set yourself up to win the day.” – Hal Elrod I admit that I am not a morning person nor have I even been. It’s it not my favorite part of the day and for many years, I’ve scrambled to get the kids dressed and out of the house in time for school.  This has not only created stress for me but also for them and it’s not how I want to send them off to start their day. It was all getting to be too much so i decided to try a different approach which coincided…

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  • Food and Drink,  Healthy Living

    Farro Bowl with Greens, Asparagus, and Zucchini

    As a health coach, I am always trying to find new and exciting ways to incorporate veggies and greens in to my diet. Now I will admit, I haven’t been as adventurous in trying new grains like farro. However, this recipe was recommended to me and now I am recommending it to you. This dish is light yet packs a punch with the a ton of flavor. Don’t skip adding the walnuts, lemon zest, and parmesan cheese as these 2 ingredients fully complete this gorgeous dish.  Ingredients: 1.5 cups farro 3 cups of veggie stock 1 bunch of asparagus 2 zucchini 3 garlic cloves 1 yellow onion 1 lemon 1/2…

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  • Travel

    Travel Back in Time to Williamsburg

    Williamsburg is a town rich with history and colonial culture but did you know that it also provides some really fun family entertainment options as well? I know because I used to live there. I think most people associate the area with Colonial Williamsburg and while that is the main attraction, it is not the only one. The New York Times rated Williamsburg as a Top 2019 Travel Destination and in this post, I’ll be highlighting several points of interest and don’t-miss-attractions in this area that both you and your kids will love. Colonial Williamsburg: This what most people think of when they think of Williamsburg and it does offer an amazing and…

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  • Disney

    Disney Movie Lineup for 2019

    I’m super excited for the new lineup of Disney movies coming out this year! After a stellar 2018, especially with Mary Poppins Return (my fav), it seems hard to top, doesn’t it. I can tell you this, my kids are really waiting for two movies in particular and those are The Lion King and Star Wars.  I am looking forward to those too in addition to Alladin, Dumbo, and Frozen 2. But the bottom line is, 2019 has a great lineup of Disney movies and we can’t wait to see them all. First up is the new Captain Marvel movie hitting theaters March 8th, 2019. The story follows Carol Danvers…

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  • Disney,  Holidays

    Favorite Disney Holiday To Do’s

    Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party For the ultimate Disney Christmas experience, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is the place to be. Held on select nights starting November 8, you’ll get the full holiday treatment at this event. You will taste some sweet seasonal treats, dance at parties at Space Mountain and Club Tinsel, watch Queen Elsa light the castle in twinkling icicles, get snowed on while walking along Main Street U.S.A., and view the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade featuring the big man himself, Santa Claus. You’ll finish your night with the amazing Holiday Wishes fireworks display. All guests will receive a special Very Merry Christmas Party wristband as they…

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  • My Favorite Things

    Bohemian Rhapsody – The Movie

    I will just say it, I am a huge fan of Queen and I have been for a while. I listen to the songs, I read the biographies, and I finally saw the movie, Bohemian Rhapsody, this weekend. What an unbelievable job Rami Malek did portraying Freddie Mercury and yes, I think he deserves an Oscar for that performance. My fiancé went with me to see the movie and we managed to snag the last 2 seats in the theater. I think he was a little surprised that there would be that many people at that movie on a Sunday night, but I was not. The Queen fan base is…

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  • Holidays,  Travel

    Howl-O-Ween at The Great Wolf Lodge

      We recently took a trip to The Great Wolf Lodge and we had a blast!! This was our first time visiting the Great Wolf Lodge-Williamsburg and let me say, it did not disappoint. The boys, now a little older, were super excited to go back especially for the Howl-O-Ween activities this month.   The Water Park: We arrived early with our swimsuits packed in a separate bag, but to our surprise and pleasure, the room was ready so we checked in and got settled. I think it took the boys a whopping 3 seconds to get into their swimsuits and down to the water park. I’m not sure what they loved…

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  • Living

    Who’s Ready for Some Football?

    For any Southerner reading this, or any football fan for that matter, you know what starts this weekend….(drumroll please)… College Football! YAY!   This is a big deal in our house. I grew up where college football was almost a religion and all activities centered around kickoff time on Saturday.  We look forward to this time of year as we cheer on our two teams: LSU (my alma mater) and Clemson (my fiancé’s team). Thank goodness these two teams don’t play each other this year as there might be some fightin’ words thrown about (all in good fun). But, in a few years they do and I will deal with that scenario when it happens. Go…

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  • My Favorite Things

    School Lunch Solutions with Wellslock- Leak-Proof, Eco Friendly Containers

    I am the mom of 2 boys who can be very rough on their backpacks and lunchboxes. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve opened up a lunchbox only to have some sort of sticky liquid come pouring out. So, I am constantly  on the lookout for  a good product that is leak-proof, indestructible, and eco-friendly. Designed by a former Samsung head product engineer, Wellslock’s patented line of single latch, commercial-grade food storage containers might be the last you’ll ever own. All Wellslock containers are airtight and leak-proof, making them perfect for school lunches, picnics, family vacations and everything in between! Use code: 25OFFBTS for 25% off at www.wellslock.com. These…

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  • Disney

    First Disney Cruise + TIPS

    This year, my son and I decided to take a 3 night Disney Cruise to the Bahamas. I had never been on one before so I honestly did not know what to expect. Our cruise ship was the Disney Dream and it included 2 stops at Nassau, Bahamas and Castaway Cay (Disney’s private island). Arrival: Once on board the ship, I was amazed not only by how beautiful the ship was but also at the never ending list of things to do. From swimming pools with big screens (showing constant Disney movies), to live shows and fireworks, it’s nonstop entertainment. There’s so much to do that it’s hard to know where to start. For example, there are a variety of pool areas for…

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