Travel Experiences with Trip Advisor

Yes, you read the title correctly. Not only is TripAdvisor the go-to for reviews on cities, hotels, and destinations far and wide – it’s also THE place you should be heading to actually BOOK the details that will make your trip unforgettable.  The experiences. You all know I LOVE to travel, and I spend a […]

Family Travel: A Weekend in Grapevine, Texas

I’ll be upfront with you here…until I WENT to Grapevine, Texas, I really didn’t expect much from Grapevine, Texas. The very first time I went was about 4 years ago, to a mommy blogger conference, with some of my most favorite friends. We stayed at the Gaylord Texan. For 5 days. And in 5 full […]

Easy Texas Lonestar Pasta Bolognese

Today I’m sharing a pasta dish with you, courtesy of our sponsor Skinner® pasta.  I hope you’ll love it! As you may know, I’m now a Texan.  Becoming a Texan has been easier than I imagined, as coming from a very proud state (both Virginia and West Virginia), I know how to puff up my chest and […]

Where to Stay in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Did you survive the winter? This year, to me, has flown by, and one of the reasons has been the weather. Certainly, these past few months have been record setting, no? Here in Texas, we saw only a two-day cold snap, then out of nowhere, temperatures were hovering around the 80s. Which is fine, you […]

Celebrating Chinese New Year…Ideas for FUN!

This post is sponsored by P.F. Chang’s Home Menu and Mom It Forward. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Sometimes, things happen that you cannot predict. Take, for example, being asked to work yet again with P.F. Chang’s Home Menu, in JANUARY. Which, happens to be my BIRTHDAY, which happens to fall right on […]

Easy Dinner Picnics with Farm Rich

I have GOT to stop prefacing every post I do now with “Wow, is Texas hot.” But seriously you all, Texas is hot. I was warned, repeatedly, before moving here, and yet, it didn’t sway me.  In fact, the heat is just something to get used to, and not an excuse to not want to […]

Costa Rica Getaway…Rio Perdido

A few short weeks ago, I snuck away to the jungles of Costa Rica. Yes, jungle, not BEACH.  Though Costa Rica does have outstanding beaches, and plenty of nightlife and seaside activities…that wasn’t what I was looking for. I wanted a retreat. Rio Perdido fit the bill. Tucked away about 90 minutes drive from the […]

Staying Active After the Resolution Wears Off

I think we all do this… We find ourselves in a rut, and by December, we are ready to better ourselves, and vow to make a change in the New Year. Eat Better. Exercise More. Organize.  Manage Our Time. Stop Eating Cheetos For Breakfast. We get so excited that our lives are finally going to […]

A New Way to Move #GetUpandGojiPlay

I was doing so good. For real. At one point, I was in the gym, the ACTUAL gym, 5 days a week.  Chest Day, Leg Day, Back & Bis, Shoulders.  You name it, I was doing it.  The treadmill, the elliptical, the stationary bikes. Heck, I was even swimming once per week, running (OUTSIDE!) and […]