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Why We Super Puffy Heart the LeapPad3 {Hot Toys 2014}

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Hot Toys Kids will Love: LeapPad3 by Leapfrog!

I've been having an internal conversation with myself (not to be confused with external conversations with myself, the ones that get me kicked out of Target) about whether or not to invest in a tablet for my kids. We have one for my husband which the kids love to steal and use to look up videos on the internet that may nor many not have recently included a LEGO video involving a Miley Cyrus 'Wrecking Ball' reenactment. Which is pretty much the #1 reason I don't want to get the kids a … [Read more...]

That Time we Got Stuck in Turks & Caicos {Tips for Traveling with Kids}

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MUST-READ tips for traveling with kids; don't make the same mistakes we did!

"Um, Mom? It's me. No worries but our plane's engine wouldn't fire during takeoff and the local mechanic couldn't fix it so after spending 7 hours at the airport it looks like we're going to have to spend an extra night here in Turks & Caicos..." Sounds like a dream come true, right? Accidentally getting stuck in paradise? Well, if we had been back at Beaches again it would have been, but unfortunately we were not. Since our cancelled 3:30 flight was the last one that day, we were stuck … [Read more...]

Beaches Turks & Caicos: 10 Things to Know Before you Go

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10 things to know before you go to Beaches Turks & Caicos

For the past 15 years, visiting Turks & Caicos (a string of islands located in the Caribbean, about an hour's plane ride away from Miami) has been on my bucket list. For over a decade I've been dreaming about the white sand beaches, stunningly clear aqua ocean, famous reefs, and incredible hospitality. When I was invited to attend the Social Media on the Sand conference in Turks & Caicos mid-October, I simply could not resist. While this trip was not free, my family and I enjoyed a … [Read more...]

DIY Wood Pallet Projects (Book Review and Giveaway!)

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DIY Wood Pallet Projects & Ideas (DIY Book Review)

The book DIY Wood Pallet Projects is intriguing on it's own since transforming wooden pallets into gorgeous home decor and furniture is all the rage right now. But when the package containing it arrived in the mail, I took one look at the author's name and like Buddy in Elf when he saw Santa, screamed "I KNOW HER!!!"  I'll admit though that even if I didn't know the author personally, I would still be impressed with this book. The instructions are easy to follow and I adore every single … [Read more...]

25 Delicious Puff Pastry Ideas and Recipes

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25 Delicious Puff Pastry Ideas and Recipes

You guys, as someone who tries to eat gluten-free this one was torture to round-up, TORTURE! All those layers of soft, flaky puff pastry surrounding everything from Nutella to brie to pepperoni, and all I can do was dream. But with the holidays coming, I knew I had to take one for the team and gather the BEST, most DELICIOUS puff pastry ideas because you deserve them. Puff pastry is one of the easiest ways to create swoon-worthy appetizers and desserts that will have your guests raving about … [Read more...]