Glassblowing in Florida

  Do you get excited when you sift through your emails in the morning and come across one from Groupon or Living Social?  No? Well, I do. I am someone who loves new experiences, so I get a little tickle in my belly when I open those emails, secretly hoping there is a great discount… Continue reading Glassblowing in Florida

Florida · Travel with Children

Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom

    When it comes to birthdays, I am more of an experience person who prefers a day of rock climbing over a new pair of shoes. I also detest surprise parties. So, when my husband asked me how I wished to be welcomed into forty-dom, I told him I wanted to spend time with… Continue reading Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom

Florida · The Inner Workings of My Mind

The Five People You Meet in Disney

Last week, my daughter’s third grade class went to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and I was lucky enough to tag along. The childlike excitement fluttering in my heart upon walking into the park, even as an adult who has been to Disney numerous times, is still magical for me. But alas, there are some occurrences that… Continue reading The Five People You Meet in Disney


Crystal River, FL

  Last week, we embarked on our second mini-vacation of the year.  Because we are staying local this year, I chose a spot that would get the most “oohs and aahs” from my little girls.  I figured a place that allows swimming with manatees would be perfect.  For all of the non-locals, swimming with or… Continue reading Crystal River, FL


Universal Studios, Orlando

  The Hard Rock Hotel Our dog, Zoey, relaxing at the Hard Rock Hotel Zoey’s welcome package from the hotel Two weekends ago, our family went on our first mini-vacation of the year.  We spent three spectacular days at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.  First off, the hotel is gorgeous… Continue reading Universal Studios, Orlando