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Reliving Your Best Memories with GoPro and QuikStories

"Pictures or it never happened!"  

We have been long time fans of GoPro...even from the early days.  Now, GoPro is even cooler than ever, and with the new APP QuikStories, we're enjoying our memories with just a touch of a button. 

My GoPro has been with me through so much.  Shark Cage Diving, Bungee Jumping, Snowboarding, Fishing...it's been all across the states, in New Zealand, Australia, Haiti, and Iceland.  I've had it for years, and it has never failed me.  It is so awesome to have all these pictures and videos of my favorite memories, when usually I wouldn't have much proof of it before.  After all the love my GoPro has given me, it was time to upgrade to another one...but only because of the awesome new features they keep coming out with.  

Fisherman's Gift Guide

My boyfriend, B, is a Fisherman...like a really passionate Fisherman.  He does tournaments, is in a fishing club, and belongs to Bassmaster.  To say he loves it, would be a total understatement.  You would think that Christmas and birthday gift ideas come easy for me then...just get some fishing gear, right?  But oh my goodness, have you ever walked into Bass Pro and looked around going, "what the heck do I get?!"  There are so many products, and sometimes it can be super stressful trying to wade through it all. 

Gifts Every New Mommy Wants But Doesn't Know It Yet!

Becoming a mommy for the first time is a very exciting thing, and can be very overwhelming as well.  Where do you start? What do you need?  How are you going to do this?!  Even if you're already a mommy, but having another baby, these questions come up again.  And even more questions can arise.  How am I going to do it with 2? 3 or 4?!  What can I do better with this new one that I learned with the first?  

Chicco Car Seat NextFit ix- Newborn to Preschool

Car Seats these days can be so hard to shop for.  You're going to want the safest and best for your little one.  There are so many rules and regulations about car seats, that sometimes it can be hard to figure out what is best.  And kids outgrow everything so much faster than you want them to!  The saying "don't blink" is a serious thing! They grow so fast that you are going to want things that last a long time.  You don't want to have to buy 4 different car seats per child, and every time you turn around your child has outgrown their seat.  With the Chicco NextFit ix Convertible Car Seat, you'll be able to use this seat from newborn to their preschool years!

60 to Escape - Winner of Top 10 Best Escape Rooms in the US!

If you've been following the blog, you probably already know how much I love escape rooms.  We've added it to our Top Rainy Day Date Ideas, and our Fall Bucket List for Couples.  If you've never done an Escape Room before, you should definitely check it out.  We do them all over...while we are on vacation, out visiting friends, or just want a fun date night around town.  Throughout our Escape Room experiences, we have found some rooms are very well put together, and some...well, not so much.  We have been to our fair share of good ones, and plenty of rooms that are sad excuses for an "Escape Room".  So, when we find awesome ones, we definitely want to share, so you can enjoy them as well.

Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge

Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge is our top recommendation of where to stay while we were checking out the Best in Orlando.  Whether you are a golf fan or not, this resort is a perfect place for luxury and relaxation.  From the moment you enter the gates (or the neighborhood really), you feel like you are in a whole other world than the hustle and bustle of the city.  The beautiful building with rich decor, amazing golf course, and all the amenities, are enough to call this a dream hotel.  It’s a perfect luxury getaway with a surprisingly affordable price.  

New Must Have Products from the Chicago Baby Show!

I was invited to the Chicago Baby Show this year, and what a great time it was.  It was on the Navy Pier, so we made an afternoon of it, and had a fun time. 

We found some AWESOME new products, and are really excited to start working with these companies to share their newest products.  But, we just could not wait to share a sneak peak of what we found! 
 

Best of Orlando with the Mazda CX-3

Heading out on our Best of Orlando trip, we wanted to drive a fun little car that we could zip all around Orlando and head out to the beach as well.  So, we partnered with Mazda, and spent the week with their new 2017 Mazda CX-3.  Its a Compact Crossover SUV.  But not an SUV you're thinking, it's a much smaller scale.  It's such a cute car, and is perfect for those who want the feel of an SUV, but not the huge size of one.  

Straightening my Smile With Smile Direct

You guys, I am SO excited to tell you about this company I have been stalking for months, and have  just partnered with...

It is a crazy budget friendly alternative to braces and orthodontic work called Smile Direct.  If you haven't heard of them before, they're a company that will send you invisible aligners (to straighten your teeth) in the mail...right to your doorstep!  (As long as you don't have a P.O. Box of course!) You never have to step foot in an orthodontist office.  AND, they are almost a third of the price of what I was quoted for invisible aligners at an orthodontists office!  A THIRD of the price!! 

Our Dinner on the “Top of the World”

OK, 3rd top of the world now!  That’s right, we’re talking the Willis Tower (you may know it better as the Sears Tower…formerly the tallest building in the world) in Chicago.  I remember going to the top observation deck 12 years ago, when it was still Sears Tower.  Our youngest sister actually lost her very first tooth up there…it’s a fun family story for all of us.  So I was way excited to go again, now that they have the glass “ledge”.  That would’ve been enough excitement in itself, but did you know you can have a super romantic, (and fairly exclusive), dinner up there?! I had no idea that was a thing and jumped at the opportunity, as soon as I learned of Skydeck’s “Pie in the Sky” event. 

Pantry Re-Do

We are working on a whole new kitchen re-do, and still in the middle of some things, but we just could not wait to tell you about our new pantry!! <3

We live in a typical 80’s California track-home, so some of the stuff in the house is nothing to write home about, and our pantry was one of those things.  Just your typical built in shelves.  No walk in pantry, no bells and whistles. 

How to Travel with a Discount Airline Without Paying the Extras

Low-Fare Airlines, Budget Airfare, Cheap Airlines, Discount Airfare...

...no matter what you call it, there are some great discount airlines that keep your flight to a SUPER cheap fare.  But with this low-fare airline, there are always lots of extras.

But, we are telling you:

How to Travel with a Discount Airline WITHOUT Paying all the extras!

We are giving away all our cheap flight secrets!

How to Find the Home of your Dreams and Get Some Money Back too!

We've all been there before (or at least we will all be there eventually)...

Time to Move!  


Whether it's a new season in your life because of, getting married, a new job, having kids, moving out of your parents, going to college, or just time for a change, the task of moving, can be extremely daunting.  Are you buying a house, selling your old one, trying to find a great one for rent?  We found a great company that can help ease the pain of the move. 

Keep Track of Your Baby's Growth and Activities on this Free App!

So, you have a new baby, and you want the best for them...so you try to track sleep times, feeding times, changing times, pumping times, etc.  You're exhausted, but still trying to keep up with writing down what time it is, how much they ate, when they went to the bathroom last, and so much more... fumbling for a piece of paper, napkin, or anything you can jot down this information in the middle of the night, when you've only slept 3 hours.  Keeping up with an activity chart can be exhausting in itself.  But thanks to this new, and awesome, BabyTime APP, you can keep track of everything you need for your baby's growth and activities all in one place.