Mackinac Island is one of my favorite places to visit in Northern Michigan. The island is extremely popular in the summer but there are some advantages to visiting in the fall.
It’s that time of year again. Back to School shopping can be stressful and expensive. Use these 12 tips to save your sanity and your budget.
Do you have a special kid in your life who is a big fan of PAW Patrol?
You’re in luck because PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” is taking to the stage in Cincinnati, Ohio January 27 & 28.
The first time that I heard about the Dillard’s Clearance Store was ironically from a news anchor who had moved to the area from Atlanta. He told me that he always got incredible deals on high-quality shirts. His wife and kids also found great deals there too. After my first visit, I understood why it’s one of his favorite places to find business attire.
Are you ready for the holidays?
Whether it’s shopping for gifts or just taking time to enjoy holiday events with friends and family, Liberty Center has you covered, all in one stop.
Back to School shopping with your teenager can be really stressful, but you can actually make it enjoyable by using these tips.
I am one of those people who LOVE to travel but LOATHE to pack for it. You would think that I would be better at it by now but I still struggle with overpacking. I have found that there are several items that are essential each time that I travel and I think that you will find useful too.
InStyler TULIP Auto Curler – Seriously, this is the one item responsible for my good hair days. It can curl my thick, long, hair in only 15 minutes. ( I know because I timed it) You can read my review here. Seriously, worth every penny!
Waterproof Camera – An underwater camera is essential for getting great pics by the water without the worry of messing up your phone.
I received my GoPro Camera as a Christmas gift and I unfortunately lost it on the beach in Daytona a few months later.
I did not want to pay the big price again so I purchased the SJCAM SJ4000 WiFi Action Camera FHD 1080P 12MP a few months later. I loved the price, viewing screen on the back, app, and picture quality.
Here is a picture that I took with the SJCAM SJ4000 underwater camera. You can’t beat the price at under $90!
Secret Scarf by Tammi– Secret Scarf by Tammi was one of our recent Travel Workshop sponsors. The scarves are super cute and also have a secret pocket that allows you to store your passport and money without detection. A great gift at under $25.
JORD Wood Watch – This watch is a combination of art and accessory. Every time I wear this watch it gets noticed and complimented. It’s a great gift for someone who wants something more unique and appreciates a custom gift.
BANDI Wear – Large Pocketed Belt – This is perfect for when you want handsfree options but also want your phone close by. I’ve worn my BANDI when I wanted to take pictures with my phone on the beach but I didn’t have pockets, when I go hiking and also when I’ve gone ziplining. The large pocket belt fits my Iphone 6+ securely along with any credit/ID cards.
Sweatybands Athletic Headbands– I use these headbands to work out in but I also use them for everyday wear as well. The best part is that they don’t slip. I personally like the patterned headbands because they can go with a lot of clothing combinations. Use this link for a discount.
Columbia Montlake Backpack – This backpack has been a lifesaver. It has saved me fees for luggage that weighs too much because all of it’s compartments and pockets. It also has a special compartment for laptops. The zipper at the top makes it easy to store items that you need to get to often as a carryon. You can even use compress the bag to store under the seat in front of you on an airplane making it your “personal item.” This bag is with me whenever I fly.
I hope you’ve found these travel essentials useful. They are what I use often when I travel which is why I can recommend them without hesitation. They have been tried and tested and passed the test.
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I typically don’t wear watches but I’ve found a watch that I really enjoy wearing. I had previously gone YEARS without wearing a watch before I started wearing this one. I’ve found a watch that I not only LOVE to wear, but it always gets noticed each time that I wear it.
So what’s the big deal about my watch?
- It’s made out of wood! My JORD watch is from the Fieldcrest Series “Zebrawood and Maple. The natural zebrawood and maple is hand finished and pretreated with tung oils. It’s water resistant but not waterproof. I love that it’s really unique.
- The custom gift box sets the tone for a gift that is crafted with excellence.
- It’s custom sized. You measure your wrist before you order your watch and you get a watch that is the perfect fit.
- It’s versatile and adventure ready. I love that I can wear my watch in any type of environment. My wood watch looks great in any type of environment or adventure.
- It’s an accessory that always get’s noticed. Every time that I wear my wood watch, someone compliments it. It’s an accessory that stands out every time I wear it and looks great with a variety of outfits. I like accessories that are unique and JORD offers a great selection of unique watches to choose from that fit a variety of tastes and styles.
- It’s wearable art. That’s my favorite part about my JORD wood watch. It’s a unique bracelet that tells time.
- It makes a great gift. Whether it’s Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, an anniversary, graduation, birthday or just because. A wood watch is a unique gift that the recipient will treasure and remember each time that they look at it. My husband LOVED his as an anniversary gift.
Have you visited Sky Zone yet?
Sky Zone is one of my kids’ all time FAVORITE places to visit!
My boys love the multiple trampoline court options available for endless fun.
Sky Zone’s wall-to-wall trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages, shapes and sizes. The innovative trampoline park offers a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy including Open Jump, allowing guests to leap, bound and soar and Ultimate Dodgeball, a friendly and healthy dodgeball competition. In addition, fitness fiends can feel the burn at Sky Zone’s original SkyRobics class, which combines advanced calisthenics with a three-dimensional cardio and strength training program. This park is the ideal venue for groups seeking unforgettable events such as birthday parties, corporate team building, field trips and much more!
Ready to take your next birthday party to the SKY?
Sky Zone Springdale offers two birthday party packages to make your party soar, literally!
Book your Sky Zone Springdale Jump Around party 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, online!
Use this discount Save off your Total Birthday Party Package! – Save 15% off the Total Birthday Party Package when you bring in this coupon.
*Not to be combined with any other offers. May only be used at the Springdale, Ohio Sky Zone.
Sky Zone Springdale was voted Cincinnati’s Best Birthday Party Location by The Best of the North, as well as being voted Cincinnati’s Best Birthday Party Venue; Entertainment; Away from Home Party by Best of Parenting.
Find all the exciting details to schedule your party here:
Thanks to US Family Guide and SkyZone for providing a birthday party for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
I tend to shop solo whenever I can because I like to run in a store and then get out quickly which is why I tend to be selective on errands that I run with my kids. I try to avoid grocery shopping with kids whenever possible because they ask for something every few minutes.
My kids either LOVE or LOATHE shopping which is why preparation is key.
So how do you make shopping with your family more enjoyable?