Summer Adventures Are GOLD! ~ $100 GC Giveaway

The days are longer, the nights are warmer and school is almost over!  Hooray!  It’s official.  Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to start making some of those plans that will make this summer one we will remember forever.  A tradition in this house?  The Summer Bucket List.  With the promise of […]

Summer Bucket List For Tweens and Teens!

It’s that time again.  The sweet spot in the year where the entire summer lays before you.  Ripe with promise, full of hope.  We dream of sunny days at the beach, long walks in the woods, an entire season to make those memories your kids will look back on for their rest of their lives […]

Out Of Office

I am WAY over packed, as a matter of fact, my SUV is stuffed to the brim. The house sitter is tucked in safe and sound with her long, long list of instructions for the dog, the cat, the pool..you get the idea.  The fridge is cleaned out to an acceptable degree, I think I […]

Cottage Packing List & Travel Hacks!

Frazzled, harried, hurried, excited, angry, just plain scattered?  Does this begin to describe the way you pack?  It looks like you’re not alone.  Back by popular demand, my Ultimate Cottage Packing List. What I’ve learned?  Packing for a week away at a cottage can NOT be done in a day.  But with a little bit […]

Top Five Beach Reads Of The Summer ~ 2016

School’s out for summer! It’s time for lazy days on the beach, long days by the pool, late nights by the campfire.  Yah right, maybe in a perfect world.  Life with kids can look a little different.  Summer with kids in tow sometimes  looks more like a hurried drink with a girlfriend on a humid […]

Money Saving Tips To Help Make Your Summer Trip A Reality

  My reality; I’m always planning for the next vacation.  I’m happier, more fulfilled, dare I say  it, a better Mother when I’m in the midst of planning or at least dreaming about that next vacation.  That is my happy place.  It doesn’t have to be grand and glorious, it just has to be some […]

Getting Lost This Summer

Not enough weeks, not enough days, not nearly enough hours in this summer.  Isn’t this always true of summer vacations? In a little over a week I will have my girls “home” for the summer.  I use this term very loosely as teenage girls are rarely home.  Between friends, work, and tackling extra school work […]

Let’s Get Ready For Spring With Patio Living! ~ Giveaway!

*The following giveaway is open to Canada and the United States Have you looked out your back windows lately?  What do you see?  A little snow, a few bare branches, perhaps a sad, sad empty space on your back deck crying out for spring to arrive?  Me too.  Well there is good news!  Spring, sunshine, […]

So Long Sweet Summer

A summer crammed full with travel and adventure.  Time with friends and quiet afternoons around the pool.  Lazy days at the lake, and even a campfire or two.  I don’t have many complaints about this summer, except that it’s gone far too soon.So long summer, I hope the winter is half as sweet.

The Last Days Of Summer ~ $300 Giveaway!

*The following giveaway is open to Canada only I once read, you only get 18 summers with your children…. I intend to make the very most of every single one of them. At the beginning of each summer I sit down with my SassyHubby and we create a master plan.  Seriously, we really do.  This […]