Niagara Falls and Beyond

If you missed my first post where we traveled to Toronto, Ontario, Canada from Rochester, NY and our adventures that day check this post out first >>> Toronto, Ontario, Canada We got up the next morning and wanted a nice breakfast. We wound up going to Evviva, which was a trendy little spot, where we …

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The Weekly [9.13-19.2020]

iPHONE PICS & GOINGS ON Last Sunday Rob, Kayleigh, and I rode out to where our Boy Scout troop will start meeting. With COVID our troop has had very little activity. We could have met at a public park, but we have seen some much COVID shaming and strangers posting pictures of kids not wearing …

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How Travel Can Encourage Children To Explore New Hobbies

image As a parent, naturally you want to ensure that your kids get the very best start in life, which is why you always make sure to put them and their needs first. You want to ensure that your children are able to meet their goals and aspirations later in life, which is why you …

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The Weekly [9.6-12.2020]

My brain…is just. I dunno. I thought I posted this, but apparently didn’t! Here’s my weekly post from last week. iPHONE PICS & GOINGS ON Saturday Drew came over and hung out with us and watch baseball and football with Rob. Caitlyn ended up coming over for dinner and Rob made his Chicken & Sausage …

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3 South American Dish Favorites

Part of being a consummate foodie (and/or travel bug) is the joy of experimentation. I, of course, enjoy trying new cuisines and new recipes. I love the art of experimenting with different combinations of flavors and textures. Being bold and pushing your tolerance for the strange (and the incredibly spicy). And for a certain kind …

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Today I’m continuing to talk about what we did on our Rochester, NY trip. This was our 3rd day. However, we got up ate breakfast at the hotel and drove about 3 hours across the border to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Yeah, so I love old bridges and I always take pictures of them. There’s usually …

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Graduation Party with the Fam

I’m continuing on with posts about Drew’s graduation weekend. This should be the final post from that fun weekend. Saturday we were up bright and early to get to Jordan-Hare. When we were done there we went home to change clothes and load up the cars to head out to Beauregard, where my in-laws hosted …

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The Weekly [8.31-9.5.2020]

Another week down. This last week the weather teased us a bit with a couple mornings/evenings that weren’t so humid and we felt a tinge of coolness in the air. I cannot wait for real fall weather! iPHONE PICS & GOINGS ON Rob and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary, by going out to our …

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Preparing for the Worst on a Road Trip

Road trips require lots of careful planning, as there are loads of things to remember. You’ve got the obvious concerns – like planning your route and figuring out where to stay. However, there are plenty of other considerations that you can’t forget. Below, you’ll see a few ideas and tips to ensure that your road …

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Growing Salad Greens in a Bag of Soil

Today I’m sharing with you a simple way to grow your own salad greens in a bag of soil. Anyone can do this. All you need is seeds, a clear Rubbermaid (like) container), and a bag of soil that fits on top of the container. For this method you just spread seeds thickly and when …

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How To Be More Energized When You Travel

Traveling is a piece of cake, right?! If you had a dime for every person who told you that your glorified vacation was easy, you’d be a millionaire. Look, nobody is going to debate the lifestyle – it’s one of the reasons you love to take breaks as much as you do. However, it’s by …

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Currently – September 2020

September is one of my favorite months. Beginning of fall, back to school (back in the day when I was a student), cooler weather (hopefully), college football (hopefully), and my birthday month! It’s time for another currently post, so here we go! I am really /appreciating/ being able to work from home most weeks. It …

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Auburn University Graduation Festivities

I wasn’t sure what call this post, because it wasn’t technically a commencement for Drew. However, its as a close as we’re gonna get to a ceremony. He got all dressed up (for pics mainly) and wore his cap and gown. We got to go into the stadium and he got his name up on …

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Memories of the Month {8.2020}

This month I was happy about: Drew graduating even if there wasn’t a true commencement (post coming soon). This month I was sad about: just how badly people treat people. (case in point – scroll down to the Thoughts section) Here’s my rating system: ♥ ♥ = Love it! A must read/see! ♥ = Really …

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Graduation Party

For those that may not have seen recent posts, my older son, Drew graduated from Auburn University earlier this month with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration (Marketing). I’m finally able to sit down and start writing these graduation weekend posts! The first party was Friday night we had a come and go (physical …

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Some Lifestyle Changes You Might Need To Make

We think that the recent pandemic has shaken the world in so many ways. Whether you personally have been affected by it or not, we feel like your mindset will have at least changed somewhat. Life is so precious. With hardly any outside the home activities, most of us have had plenty of time to …

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What’s Up Wednesday ~ August 2020

Another month done. I’m ready for cooler weather and football. I’m just praying nothing happens and they don’t cancel SEC football this fall. We’re ready to kick off Sept. 26th! I sure hope the temps start getting cooler. Anyway, I’m once again linking up with Shay and Sheaffer for What’s Up Wednesday to recap some …

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The Weekly [8.16-22.2020]

iPHONE PICS & GOINGS ON Last Sunday we went over to the in-law’s so Rob could help his step dad with our truck that is over there. Alex and I hung out. We brought Kayleigh, because she always has fun hanging out with the dogs there. Here she is with Katara.   Big Boy was …

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The Weekly [8.9-15.2020]

iPHONE PICS & GOINGS ON Alex started school on Monday traditionally! Here he is before he drove off to school. I was finally able to get a pic of Kayleigh with the Snapchat filter. Since Drew moved out, Alex was able to move over into his larger bedroom. No pics of that yet. I’ll show …

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The Classic Summer Dinner, Done Right!

What do you consider to be a classic dish? A meal that we consider to be timeless. Something that kids and your grandparents love just as much as you do. For summer, there are countless classic dishes. Coleslaw and buffalo wings, mac n’ cheese with a summer salad or perhaps smoked salmon with Mediterranean vegetables. …

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