Gravelly Point Park - Arlington, VA

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Ever since my oldest kids were little, my husband and I have always talked about taking the kids to Gravelly Point Park to picnic and watch the planes fly overhead. It's taken us over five years, but we finally had the chance to do it a couple weeks ago.

Gravelly Point Park is located in Arlington, VA, off of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. It's located adjacent to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, with the airport's runway located just 400 feet away! Depending on the wind direction, you can watch planes take off or land.

Legendary Fertility Statues Coming to Ripley's Believe It Or Not - Baltimore

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

DISCLOSURE:  This is a sponsored post in conjunction with I will receive free admission for a future visit in exchange for a review.  No further compensation was provided.   All opinions are my own.

This past Fall, my family and I had the chance to visit the Ripley's Believe It Or Not in Baltimore, MD. It was our first time visiting a Ripley's Museum and we all had a great time! (See my previous post about our last trip.) We've been wanting to go back, especially because my oldest daughter had missed it the first time. She had a field trip with her History Club at school and had to go to that instead.

Starting this Friday, June 19, a new display will be coming to the Ripley's Believe It Or Not. The Legendary Fertility Statues will be on display in the lobby. It is believed that if you touch the statues, you will be able to become pregnant!

The Ultimate Disney Party Book (Jessica Ward, Cynthia Littlefield) Review

Monday, June 15, 2015

DISCLOSURE: I received a free copy of The Ultimate Disney Party Book to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

If you ask anyone who knows me to name two things I like, they'd likely tell you it's Disney and parties! So you can imagine my excitement when I heard about this book that combines the two things I love!

I've thrown several Disney-themed parties in the past. This book would have been an awesome resource to have! The Ultimate Disney Party Book gives you ideas and instructions on every step of your party planning -- from invitations to decorations and food!

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Star Wars Party

Saturday, June 13, 2015

DISCLOSURE: I received free products from Crowdtap in order to throw a Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Star Wars-Themed Party. All opinions are my own.

My two boys are Star Wars fans. So, they were pretty excited when I told them we were picked to host a Star Wars-Themed Kraft Macaroni & Cheese  Party! They love mac and cheese!

We received a fun kit that included:
  • 5 boxes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Star Wars Shapes
  • Star Wars themed tablecloth
  • Star Wars plates, cups and napkins
  • Star Wars tote bag
  • Coupons
  • $10 VISA gift card
Party kit from Crowdtap (toys not included!)

Our Family's 2015 Summer Bucket List

Thursday, June 11, 2015

As hard it is to believe, it's already June and summer will be here soon. Once school lets out, the kids and I usually talk about all the things we want to do during the summer. But, sadly, by the time school starts up again, we've only accomplished maybe a quarter of those things. This year, I thought if we sat down and made a list of the things we want to do, it might make it easier to go down the list and get more done this summer! 

A Visit to the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Every year, we vacation with my husband's family in the Outer Banks. We usually stay for a week and have rent the same house each year, since 2009. As fun as the beach and pool are, we also like to do other things while we're in the Outer Banks. One place we almost never miss visiting is the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.

Adovia Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub Review

Saturday, June 6, 2015

DISCLOSURE: I received a free sample from BrandBacker to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

Summer is almost here. To help get ready to show some skin, I like to a good body scrub to make my skin softer and smoother. In the past, I've used sugar scrubs. Recently, I had the opportunity to try a dead sea salt scrub by Adovia.

Adovia Mineral Skin Care specializes in hair and skin care products made from Dead Sea Mud and Dead Sea Salt. Their products are 100% cruelty free and never tested on animals. Their Dead Sea Salt Scrub is made with pure Dead Sea Salt and moisturizing natural oils. The scrub exfoliates the top layer of skin to reveal younger looking skin. The natural oils help to keep skin moisturized all day.

Seventh Generation Healthy Baby Home Party 2015 #fighttoxins

Monday, June 1, 2015

DISCLOSURE: As a member of the Generation Good Community, I received free products in order to throw a Healthy Baby Home Party. All opinions are my own.

Seventh Generation has been working with Healthy Child Healthy World since 2009 to give parents a way to educate friends and family on how to create a healthy environment for their children through their Healthy Baby Home Parties. In addition to learning how to have a healthy home, guests are asked to join Seventh Generation in signing a petition to ask legislators in Albany, NY to pass the Child Safe Products Act. This will help get toxins out of our kids' hands.

Did You Know?
 Loopholes in the laws that are supposed to protect us and our children allow over 4500 products in stores that put New York’s children at risk for a wide range of medical conditions, including cancer, behavioral problems and learning disabilities. No parent would feed their child arsenic or lead, but toys and pacifiers can contain arsenic, lead, cadmium and cobalt. These compounds can cause kidney damage, bone fragility and lung cancer. All of these toxic chemicals (and more) are available in the kids’ aisles across New York at stores in your neighborhood. -