Cross Sound Ferry’s Lighthouse Cruise Aboard the Sea Jet

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I received a complimentary lighthouse cruise aboard Cross Sound Ferry's Sea Jet Catamaran. Opinions about my experience are my own. If you are a lighthouse enthusiast either living in or visiting New England, taking the Cross Sound Ferry's Lighthouse Cruise from New London, CT is a must! You will see eight beautiful old lighthouses from the comfort of the speedy Sea Jet Catamaran. My last day of school was Wednesday 6/25, and the opportunity to take this cruise happened to fall on the very … {Read More}

Killington’s New Adventure Center One Day Pass Family of Four Giveaway 7/10 #Killingtonsummer

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With its diversity of terrain and grooming expertise, Killington mountain in Vermont is without a doubt famous for its skiing. Did you know that during the summer months, Killington features an 18-hole championship golf course; a Mountain Bike Park (served by the K-1 Gondola lift) and a full 18-hole disc golf course? That's just the beginning of the summer fun at Killington! Today, June 26th, Killington will be opening it's brand new Adventure Center! The Adventure Center will include: the … {Read More}

One Year Membership of Netflix Streaming #Giveaway #TBT #Stream Team 7/16

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Rewind to the year 1980. Six 11 and 12 year old girls at a slumber party at Barbara Harmon's house sat on the floor in our pajamas our eyes glued to the tv. Then, Kenickie delivered his classic line - "A hickie from Kenickie is like a Hallmark card, when you only care enough to send the very best!” We all looked at each other, our eyes wide and our mouths in a round O shape and then we laughed and laughed and laughed some more.  Ah, to be 11 again and watching a classic like Grease … {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday 50 Shades of Grey DVD at the Library #WW

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Look what I found at my local library! I couldn't just leave this fairly new DVD there on the shelf. I checked it out as the boys were leaving so they didn't see it. The librarian said she would, "Put it in a brown paper bag for me." You never know what you'll find at the library. :) Ladies, have you seen it yet? An InLinkz Link-up … {Read More}

Secret Margarita Recipe

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It must be the season for margaritas, because over the weekend I indulged. First, I had one at the Olive Garden Friday night and on Sunday, I had one at my Mom's house. She made peach margaritas. They were very good. Of course nothing beats a peach margarita made with real peaches! (They are in season in August around here.) I received this secret margarita recipe with two pretty margarita glasses and some specialty salt for my birthday a few years ago. It was from my Uncle's girlfriend Linda … {Read More}

Architect Ralph Rapson’s Most Iconic Furniture Designs

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Emerging from an ingenious and prolific mind, the work of Ralph Rapson continues to be one of America’s most enduring architectural legacies. The Michigan-born architect attended the University of Michigan and the Cranbrook Academy of Art where he encountered other architectural and artistic luminaries like Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames, and Harry Weese. Rapson began to develop a unique architectural style over the years, working for Saarinen Architects, teaching at the New Bauhaus School, as … {Read More}

Deployed Dads Deliver Father’s Day Message!

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I was fortunate that my Dad was always at home for Father's Day and now Grant, the father of my kids,  is always here with them on Father's Day. Not having Dad home because he is serving in the military deployed in another country far far away has got to be difficult for so many children on Father's Day. That's why this heart-warming story got me. I just had to share. Deployed Dads Deliver Father's Day Message! While millions of children will be celebrating Father’s Day with their dads on June … {Read More}

Hungry Girl Mac ‘n Chicken ‘n Cheese Recipe from The Hungry Girl Diet Cookbook

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Well, Hungry Girl has done it again! She and her team have recreated a comfort food favorite - Mac 'N Cheese. Her healthy Mac 'n Chicken 'n Cheese delivers big flavor in a big portion at a fraction of the calories of traditional Mac 'n Cheese. For comfort food without all the calories, this recipe is a must-try. For more of her delicious recipes, do not forget to enter my Hungry Girl Diet Book Giveaway! I have three copies of Hungry Girl's brand new cookbook. Enter here!  This giveaway ends … {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday Hatching Our Own Eggs #WW

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Yes, we are hatching our own eggs - at least that is the plan! Ryan's fifth grade class incubated some chicken eggs this spring. The hatched about a dozen little chicks! He really really really really really wanted to try this one at home. Rather than buy an incubator, Grant went online and made his own using a cooler, light bulb, wire, sponges and a temperature gauge to create the controlled environment. We picked up some eggs from a local farm, hoping some of them would be fertilized. Here … {Read More}

New Banana Boat Sunscreens Go Beyond Sun Protection #BestSummerEver #IC

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Banana Boat®. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Getting together to visit with family is very important to us. We always gather for birthdays, holidays, Mother's Day, Father's Day - you name it. Just last Saturday, we had a mini-family reunion because relatives from both sides of our families were able to come over and help celebrate our … {Read More}

Soufeel Jewelry $60 Gift Card Giveaway and Charm Bracelet Review 7/6

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I received a Soufeel Bracelet and Charms to facilitate this review. Opinions expressed are my own. Soufeel was founded in 2011 and since then has created beautiful charms, beads, bracelets and other accessories. Soufeel offers their jewelry to customers (on six continents!) at ultra-competitive prices – all backed by their class leading guarantee and customer service. Soufeel products are made with 925 sterling silver and Swarovski colored gems as main raw materials. With interchangeable … {Read More}

Panera’s Strawberry Poppy Seed and Chicken Salad

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The following is a guest post by my great friend, cookbook author, and foodie –  Jane Doiron – who blogged over at Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms. Jane took a break from blogging a few months ago, but her blog is still up and growing! Lisa, from the blog Flour Me With Love has taken over Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms. Between these two blogs, there are many mouth watering recipes that you must try! Have you ever tried the Strawberry Poppy Seed and Chicken Salad at Panera Bread? They only … {Read More}