Cutting The Cord With Cable


Six months ago we decided that we no longer wanted to pay our ridiculous cable bill. We have tried basically all the cable companies that were offered in our area once our prior contracts were done. Cable companies will offer you a sweet deal as a NEW CUSTOMER but in between that sweet deal comes additional charges. Our last cable company we had we thought was the lowest deal for the basic package until 12 months pass and then for the additional remaining 12 months our package had went up to regular price. There honestly is not one cable company that you can say is affordable. They claim to give you the next cheapest deal as a value customer but in reality its not, especially when you add all the crazy taxes and rental charges for the boxes etc.

JORD Watches Make The Perfect Gift + Giveaway


With Father's Day approaching I always seem to be a last minute shopper.  I'm pretty sure it's because I always have such a hard time choosing a gift or just have no clue what to get the special people in my life. Please tell me that you can relate!?! That's why JORD Watches is the perfect solution. If you haven't heard about JORD Watches then let me tell you a little about this amazing company.

Our Road Trip To Washington, DC



I can't believe it's been a week since our road trip to Washington, DC. It's crazy how you plan something months in advance and do the research on what to do and where to stay and poof its done in a blink of an eye. We had such a blast and what made it so much more exciting was doing it with some friends and their kiddies. I wanted to share everything we did in hopes to help you with your trip to Washington, DC.  We are from NJ so the ride wasn't too long for us. It was about 3 1/2 hours give or take the time of day you go. The traffic wasn't to bad going down but to come back home that was a whole different story and it was mostly due to lane closures. Check out all the details below on our trip! I also have a Washington, DC highlight in my Instagram Stories for those of you who may be interested. This is probably my longest post yet so grab a snack and enjoy. 😉

Why I ❤ Basic Invite


I recently discovered an amazing company called Basic Invite.  Basic Invite is an online company that offers custom invitations and more. They have anything from Wedding, Baby Shower & Graduation invitations to custom Business Cards and Stationary. Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant online previews. What I love the most is that once you select your design you can basically customize every element of the design to any color you wish. Yes you heard that right. You are able to not just change the font size and color but able to change every color of your design. I thought that was the coolest thing ever. There is 180 different colors to chose from so you will be able to customize it to fit your vision and party color scheme.

LEGOLAND Resort is Coming to New York


Last week I had the pleasure in attending the LEGOLAND New York Resort Press Event held at the World Trade Center in the Oculus Building in New York City. The event was to talk about the new amusement park & hotel coming to Goshen, NY in Spring 2020. As you can imagine my kids are beyond excited and just can't want till the park opens up next year. If you have been following me you already know that my boys are obsess with anything LEGOS and we have been to the Discovery Centers here in PA & NY along with visiting this past summer LEGOLAND FL.

Spring Break Road Trip Ideas


This year for Spring Break we decided that we would go on a road trip to a destination that we have been trying to go for more then over a year. So I wanted to share with you some fun Road Trip ideas for the family that we either have already been to or planning on going to in the near future. You don't have to spend a fortune to travel and so that's why road trips are always a great option for those who are on a budget or last minute planners. When choosing a destination for our road trip we always have to make sure that there are plenty of kid friendly activities so that the whole family can enjoy. Check out all of our road trip picks down below!

#SelfCare & P2 Volume Gloss


One of my personal favorite things to do for #SelfCare is to paint my nails. I don't really go to the nail salons anymore and it could just be that I don't make the time to go, the smell, and the cost. So I actually don't mind doing my own since I'm super basic and not to fancy with tips or acrylics. I have used tons of different brands but some can be a little pricey at times. For the past few months I have been loving the P2 Volume Gloss gel like nail polish. What I love about the polish is that one its affordable and two it looks like a professional gel mani. Well at least that's what I think.

Do You Grocery Shop Online?


Shopping online is definitely the new norm. Some people will say that its being lazy but I say its actually being smart and beneficial depending on whats it's for. I will say that I do shop both in store and online for most things. When it comes to clothes and items that may not be in store I don't mind waiting to receive it through the mail. Not to mention I feel that online has the best sales depending the store. Now lets talk about Grocery Shopping Online! I have been doing this on and off for the past 5 years. I will be honest I absolutely hate grocery shopping. Some say its therapeutic for them and when going super earlier in the morning its calming and enjoyable. I have yet to feel the same way. I'm not sure what it is about grocery shopping but I don't enjoy it. So when grocery shopping online became a thing a few years ago people thought I was crazy for not doing it myself. Yes I am a stay at home mom and blah blah blah. I still hate it!!! lol

Inexpensive Easter Wreath

I love everything and anything that has to do with home decor but when you live in an apartment you have to kind of be cautious in what you purchase and have. You can definitely over accumulate and then have no where to store these items especially seasonal and holiday decor.  I have been wanting a pretty floral Spring / Easter wreath but if I'm being honest no one really sees it. So to purchase a beautiful expensive wreath does not make sense at the moment. What does make sense is staying on budget and doing a DIY  Wreath.

Sparking Joy in My Home


About two month ago I watched the series on Netflix Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. I literally only watched 3 episodes and then decided that I needed to declutter and basically get rid of everything that does not spark joy. Her method makes sense but not sure if I would actually thank my stuff. (Enter Laughing Emoji Here) Seriously I think that's just a bit much for me. I did like that instead of tackling one room at a time that she would do certain areas like all the closets or everything paper. So gathering all the paper in your home and putting it in a pile to go through makes sense. I can start in one room and easily get distracted to where I never really finish the room. I have to say that I have been getting better since I have started with the Spark Joy system as I like to call it.

Picasso Tiles Racing Track + Review


We recently partnered up with Picasso Tiles to bring you an awesome review on their new Racing Track Set. Picasso Tiles are magnetic shaped tiles that are Non Toxic, BPA Free and Lead Safe for children. They are colorful transparent tiles that can make 3D works of art. Picasso Tiles definitely bring out children's imagination and creativity for hours of play. Before receiving our box from Picasso Tiles my boys have never played with or own any magnetic tiles so we were super excited to receive our first box and start building. 

The Circus is Coming to Edison, NJ + Giveaway


The Garden Bros Circus is coming to Edison, NJ and we can not be more excited. Last year I tried to get tickets for the kids but by the time we found it about the circus it was already to late as it was SOLD OUT! So the kids were a tad disappointed. So this year I mad sure to do some early research to see when they will be in town and when the tickets would officially be on sale so I can share with you all who didn't get to go last year as well.

5 Things to Do With Kids During The Winter Months


Winter does not seem to be leaving us just yet here on the East Coast so that makes it challenging to actually enjoy the out doors with the kids. Keeping the kids busy during the winter months can be hard sometimes because you start running out of ideas on what to do with them to keep them busy. Not to mention  keeping your sanity so you don't lose your shit which I am definitely guilty of  #MOMLIFE and #REALLIFE.  In this post I wanted to share some of our favorite things to do with the kids during these Winter days.

Getting Dressed for Me



I have been wanting to post this but didn't know how or if I should. It's no surprise that like many other women I struggle with weight, self esteem and just being comfortable in my own skin. A year ago I started my WW journey and I had reached my goal weight but like many I had gained a few pounds back and had recently started my journey with WW again. Although I didn't gain that much I wanted to get myself back on track and feeling amazing.

My Favorite WW Snack & Update



Happy Friday!! Friday's are officially Weight Watchers Fridays here on the blog. My last WW post I said I would give updates on weight lost, my journey with WW and also share some favorite snacks and recipes. The first two weeks were a little bit of a struggle I must say but I am on the right track. I shared my weigh in day on Instagram last week. I was down .6 which brought me down from 143.4 to 142.8. I was happy to have gone down and was super strict this week with my choices and habits. I went in for my weigh in yesterday and was a little skeptical because I had just gotten my Menstrual so I knew I was going to probably be up even though I was so committed this week. Well I was right and I was up .4 and weighed in at 143.2. Hopefully next week I will see more progress.

Starting Weight Watchers Again



I started Weight Watchers back in October of 2017. I had joined the program for 3 months and was super dedicated. I admit it was hard in the beginning for me but I adjusted rather quickly.  I want to say I was at my heaviest I had ever been and was completely uncomfortable with my body. Being at 154 pounds which was my pregnancy weight for both my boys was insane to me. My goal was to lose 20 pounds and by January I did just that. I was down to 134 and was feeling amazing and comfortable. I then decided to cancel my membership because I thought I was able to keep it off.

Fashion Bloggers I Love to Follow



If your anything like me then you probably follow a bunch of Fashion Bloggers or Beauty Influencers on Instagram or even their blogs. I love following two different types of Fashion Bloggers. I love to follow the ones that are super daring and on the latest fashion trend. Those are the girls that can wear a pair of metallic boots with an outfit that is so out of my comfort zone yet can take an amazing staged picture to try to get me to by that exact outfit. But then I have to realize that I am not as daring and probably wouldn't wear those boots to school drop off or to the grocery store. Those types of bloggers are the ones that I like to admire on the gram.

Building & Painting Race Cars


Keeping kids busy can sometimes be tiring especially during the winter months. If you been following me for a while then you know we love to have game nights with the kids. The kids also get to play their video games during the weekend but they do have a limit on screen time. So keeping them busy with other activities is something I like to do to keep them motivated and interested in other things besides TV, Video Games and Tablets. 

Making my 2019 Vision Board


Last year I made my very first Vision Board. I got the inspiration and idea from a fellow blogger that swears by vision boards. So I decided that I would make one and see what it could do for me in terms of keeping on track with my goals. The idea of seeing my goals every morning when waking up and every evening before bed was going to be a game changer.  It just made sense of making sure what each day was going to be about and that was to keep reaching for my goals and crossing them off as they were completed. A month from completing my 2018 Vision Board I had already met one of my goals. That just set the tone for the rest of the year.

Starting a Blog


Recently I have been getting so many questions on how blogging works and how can one go about starting a blog. So I figured I would do a post so I can redirect everyone who asks me to this post. I just figured it would make it easier since there has been so many people interested in knowing more about the blogging world lately. By all means I am no expert. Which is why when people ask me I automatically tell them I'm still trying to figure it out myself. I sometimes have no clue what I'm doing and I'm still trying to figure out the business aspect of it all. So if anyone wants to mentor me or give me any pointers please hit me up because I can use all the tips and help I can get. So with that being said I am going to share what I did to get started in this post.

Screen Time and Video Games


Screen Time is something we don't play around with in our home. We have specific Rules when it comes to tablets and video games. My kids are not allowed to use any of their devices until Friday. Yup I said it FRIDAY!!! When Friday rolls around you will know because the boys will let it be known that it is iPad and Game System Day. Its like a big celebration for them. Some people may think that I'm a little over board with my rules but this is what works for our house hold.

Hello 2019


Hello 2019! Its been a full week in the New Year and I am finally getting to my first post of the year. I took a break for a few weeks here on the blog to kinda be more present in spending time with the family and not having to worry about meeting a deadline that I have committed my self to. But now that the Holidays are over I decided that not only was I ready to get back to posting but that I was ready to give my little space here on the Web a fresh New Look and to also reintroduce my self. So here it goes..........