2015 27/07

3 Tricks for a fun Family Summer RoadTrip

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With just a few short weeks until we’re back into the school year craziness, we’re looking forward to a few more fun family road trips to soak in the Summer.

Because there’s always work to be done and animals to be tended to here, we aren’t able to do long road trips but we still make the most out of our day trips with the kids! Whether you are planning an multi-day road trip or just an afternoon scouting out the local beaches, here are 3 fun tricks to pass the time in the car with the kids!


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2015 24/07

#TravelMI :: Hudsonville Ice Cream & New Holland Brewery

Disclosure: Earlier this summer I was invited to attend a press tour with both New Holland Brewery and Hudsonville Ice Cream. All opinions are my own.

July is such a good month. Let’s just start off with the obvious…It’s my birthday month! Oh, don’t feel bad if you missed my actual birthday. I gladly celebrate all month {ahem…chocolate}.

Of course there is also the fact that we are in the prime of the Summer months. Long sunny days soaking up the vitamin D. Peaceful evenings lit up by fire-flies. July definitely has “Summer” pinned.

But July also marks two other fabulous celebrations :: July is National Ice Cream Month AND Michigan Craft Beer Month! Bam! It’s no coincidence that these two celebrations would come together in my birthday month.
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2015 13/07

#TravelMI :: The John Ball Zoo

I worked with John Ball Zoo and GRKids.com to bring you this post about our experience. All opinions are my own. 

One of the first questions I get from people as we kick off the summer is “Do you have any big trips planned?” I would guess it’s a pretty typical question that most families get. But I often wonder if those people think I’m some Summertime-Scrooge when I respond with a big ol’ “Nope!”

The truth is, I’m totally not a Summertime-Scrooge! I love Summer break. And I love traveling. But I really love West Michigan! Especially in the Summer!

We are so fortunate to live in an area that offers a ton of amazing experiences in the Summer. Actually, all year long.

And we love taking advantage of those experiences on our Summer break. Why travel when we have a world full of experiences right in our “backyard”?  Read the rest of this entry…

2015 08/07

Friday night at The Bar.

It’s Friday night. I slip on my Strawberry Shortcake nightgown and wash the sweat and dirt from my hands and face. I should probably take a bath but what’s the point. It’s summer.

I grab a pillow from the extra bedroom and a worn”fuzzy” blanket with a picture of a lion on it.

I walk into the living room and catch a glimpse of the cars staggered in the parking lot from the second floor window. There are really no designated parking spaces but somehow they all find their place. My eyes glance toward the beat-up blue Chevy pick-up pulling in. Always room for one more. Read the rest of this entry…

2015 02/07

5 Must-Have’s for your Summer adventures

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Neutrogena. I received samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

One of my favorite things about our summers is our impromptu road trips. Some days it’s just down the road to the park for some quick “run off that energy” time, while other days it’s an afternoon at the zoo.

It’s fun to see the kids be surprised when they discover we’re headed for one of those adventures. But sometimes we don’t even know we’re headed toward an adventure until last minute. I’d hate to say “no” to those adventures {and memories} because we weren’t prepared to be out in the sun!

My trick is to make sure my purse is stocked with a few summer essentials! Read the rest of this entry…

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