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How to Feel Closer To Your Family

Everyone is expected to be close to their family, but not everybody has that benefit. Whether it’s contrasting personalities or simply being able to connect on a mutual level, some may feel they aren’t as close as they should be. However, it does not need to be like this forever. If you want to find …

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Vacation Ideas for the Summer

Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to think about where to unwind for a week; now that the world has opened its doors again, the possibilities are endless. If you’re in need of some different vacation ideas this summer, you’re in the right place; below are four ideas to get you thinking …

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iSpy #71

Spot in Town – Quarterly Starts with M M is for Magnolia. The Magnolia Tree is found between the sidewalk and the parking deck near my building at work. I had been walking on the other side on the sidewalk and noticed some Magnolia blooms and decided on my way back I just had to …

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Carnival Horizon 2022 – La Romana

Here’s probably my favorite day off the Carnival Horizon. The day we were in La Romana, Dominican Republic we got there around a 11, so we had time in the morning to go to ‘sit down’ breakfast. It was nice to not have to get up super early and just be able to go a …

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Make Grilling More Fun with These Ideas

When it starts to get hotter outside, you start to think about getting out your grill. You want to grill while you can, especially if it might get a bit too hot or if it might soon be too cold again. Whether you’re having a little grilling session just for yourself or your family or …

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Monthly Digest – April 2022

Traveling at the end of the month really messes me up when it comes to blogging! Here we are for another Monthly Digest! LIFE Happenings Why is that at the end of every month I can’t remember all that went on!?!?! That’s the exact reason I write these posts. Haha! -Saw Toto & Journey in …

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iSpy #70

Plant – quarterly Inside Out This was a hard one. Kayleigh is both inside and out. Split This weed split into a Y shape. **shrugs** at this difficult prompt. LOL Green Close up of a snake plant Your Choice We picked up 2 full wheel-borrows of pinecones and sticks before Rob mowed the yard today! …

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Watching & Listening – April 2022

In April, we kind of just held steady with all the same shows. We are trying to catch up on our DVR from being gone 2+ weeks in March and April. Here is my previous posts to show what we’re catching up on… January 2022 – February 2022 – March 2022 I have started watching …

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Carnival Horizon 2022 – Day in Bonaire

I really hope you’re enjoying all these cruise posts. Travel posts do take quite a long time to put together, but I love having them to look back on and remember our time. Today I’m sharing about our day in Bonaire. Views from our ship as we wait to get the all clear 12°8’53.34″ N …

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Currently::May 2022

I didn’t realize it was time for another Currently post until I saw my fellow bloggers posting them today! So here we are! ::consuming:: Last week I was consuming lots of BBQ and sweet stuff. This week I need to be consuming all the healthy things, but I’m not. ::feeling:: a bit overwhelmed with all …

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Books I Read – April 2022

Last month, I wasn’t thrilled with the books I read. It’s just crazy how I can be so enamored by a cover or a 2 sentence description and then as I read I feel really disconnected with the characters and/or the story line. Admittedly I’m bad about going into a book blindly without doing too …

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Prime Purchases – March/April 2022

Today I decided to link up with Tanya at The Other Side of the Road. This is my purchases from Amazon for March and April. Dog We have a dog brush for Kayleigh and we had a hair rake, but that has disappeared. When I ordered this I thought it was similar. Turns out its …

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iSpy #69

Hey iSpyers! I have been out of town this last week and I had hoped to be have time today to start looking through my photos to post, but I am slammed. I figured I’d go ahead and get this posted even without pics. I will come back at come point this week and post …

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Four Fun and Unique Day Trips for Families

While day trips can be fun, it can also be hard to please everyone. Sometimes you need something different and quirky to capture the family’s interest. The beauty of living in the US is that there is an attraction for all interests. These four day trips for families will take you to some of the …

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iSpy #68

along the way Had no idea what to do for this one. I had thought about snapping a shot as we drove to or from Louisiana last weekend, but I’m not sure I took any or at least can’t find them right now. Here’s a pic of some interesting hot sauce I found as we …

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Small Town Vacation Destinations To Visit This Summer

Domestic travel is a simple yet entertaining and relaxing way of exploring a country. Since the pandemic, Americans have resorted to taking the time to learn more about their country. What better way to explore America than visiting its charming small towns! With several independent shops, unique architecture and historic sites, picturesque landscapes, charming restaurants, …

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How To Actually Relax On Vacation

Have you ever come back from a vacation feeling more tired and stressed than before you left? The goal of a vacation is to refresh your mind and body from the stresses of daily life. Managing stress is important for your health. Even if you have your stress under control, it’s still important to take …

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Carnival Horizon 2022 – Afternoon in Aruba

Today I’m sharing my final post about Aruba for this cruise and there is still a lot to cover so its gonna be long. 🙂 After leaving Arikok National Park, it was time to plug my phone into the radio so we could follow along with the app I had purchased and listen to descriptions …

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iSpy #67

WorkSpace – quarterly Out of the blue I’ll write more about this past weekend (hence the reason this post is late getting up.) We were in New Orleans Friday and we spent the afternoon walking around. This baby goat just appeared out of the blue. He was so cute. Starts with B B is for …

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Carnival Horizon 2022 – Arikok National Park

Who knew I’d be writing so many posts about Aruba, but I really just think breaking our day down into smaller chunks make for better posts. I hope you agree! So today I’m sharing about the time we spent in Arikok National Park, Aruba. We came through the SouthEast entrance Vader Piet. 12°27’58.122″ N 69°53’33.612″ …

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