Doctor Plotka's MouthWatchers - Antimicrobial Toothbrush - REVIEW

Thursday, June 27, 2019

DISCLOSURE: I received a free sample in exchange for a product review. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate links.

At the end of the week, I'll be going to Disney World with my family. I've started packing and making sure I have everything I need. One of the important essentials is my toothbrush. Usually I just take whatever toothbrush I had been using at home and then just throw it away at the end of my trip. This time, I'll be bringing my Doctor Plotka's MouthWatchers travel toothbrush.

Sunflower Maze - Goldpetal Farms - Chaptico, MD

Monday, June 24, 2019

For the past couple weeks, I had been seeing posts on Facebook about a sunflower maze at a local farm. I had never been to a sunflower maze and the pictures looked really nice, so I thought it would be fun to take the family to it one weekend.

We visited the Sunflower Maze at Goldpetal Farm in Chaptico, MD. The farm has been hosting sunflower mazes since 2015, with a different theme each year. This year's maze theme is inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's painting, Starry Night.

Photo: Goldpetal Farm
The Sunflower Maze at Goldpetal Farm is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 AM to 8:30 PM. Admission is free for children 6 and under, $10 for ages 7 and older. Military save an extra 10% and groups of 10 or more save 20%.


Sunday, June 16, 2019

Win an Oceanfront Condo and Change Your Life! 

Vacation Myrtle Beach, one of the largest providers of family vacation accommodations in Myrtle Beach, SC, is pleased to announce the launch of The Great Myrtle Beach Condo Giveaway contest, which features the grand prize of a furnished oceanfront condo at The Caravelle Resort located in Myrtle Beach, SC, valued at nearly $100,000 (or $50,000 CASH, winner's choice)!!! Other lucky winners will receive a 7-night stay or a 3-night stay at one of Vacation Myrtle Beach's oceanfront properties.

The newly renovated, oceanfront efficiency condo offers room for up to four guests and includes a fully-equipped kitchen. In addition to its prime Myrtle Beach location, the resort provides convenient access to all of the area's major attractions, restaurants, and things to do. Families and couples enjoy a wide variety of on-site amenities including an indoor pool, a block-long poolscape complete with a large pool, whirlpool, lazy river, kiddie lazy river, kids' pool, poolside bar, and plenty of relaxing deck options. In addition to everything you need for fun in the sun, the resort offers an array of dining options as well as an opportunity for rejuvenation and relaxation at its on-site spa.

The Great Myrtle Beach Condo Giveaway sweepstakes is now open for entries.

For Official Rules and for more information about Vacation Myrtle Beach properties and deals, please visit:

Fun At The Books In Bloom Book Festival - Columbia, MD

Sunday, June 9, 2019

This past weekend, my family and I had a chance to attend the Books In Bloom Book Festival in Columbia, MD. In its third year, the event brings together the country's best and brightest authors for a daylong festival to celebrate the joy of reading and books. The festival features readings, panel discussions, children's activities, live music, curated culinary offerings, rose and beer garden, and a pop-up bookstore by Busboys and Poets.

Third Annual Books In Bloom With All-Star Lineup of Bestselling Authors - June 2, 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Downtown Columbia Partnership proudly announces the third annual Books in Bloom book
festival, Columbia, Maryland’s ultimate celebration of the joys of books and reading. Books in Bloom will bring together some of the country’s best and brightest authors for a daylong festival featuring readings, panel discussions, children’s activities throughout the grounds, Skylawn bars featuring rosé, bubbles and beer, live music and a pop-up bookstore by Busboys & Poets.

The Books In Bloom book festival will be taking place on Sunday, June 2nd, 11:00am - 4:00pm, at the iconic Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. This festival is free and open to the public, with activities to entertain the whole family.

Families can enjoy story time, balloon animals, face painting, glitter tattoos, a puppet show, and interactive outdoor games. A lineup of can’t-miss readings and panel discussions include: 
  • Critically-acclaimed young adult author Kathy MacMillan, will read from her newest book, Dagger and Coin;
  • DMV-native and young adult author Carmen Rodrigues, will read from her latest novel The Universal Laws of Marco;
  • Esteemed chefs Kwame Onwuachi, James Beard award winner and author of Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir and Edward Lee, author of Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef's Journey to Discover America's New Melting-Pot Cuisine will be in conversation;
  • Debut novelist Angie Kim will read from her bestselling book Miracle Creek
  • And many more!
Register today!

NCircle Entertainment Floogals: Season 1 Volume 1 DVD - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY

Sunday, May 26, 2019

DISCLOSURE: As an NCircle Ambassador, I received a free DVD for review purposes. No further compensation was provided. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate links.

It's Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the summer season! Bring on the sun, the cookouts and the road trips! Do you have any long road trips coming up? I have a giveaway for a great DVD to bring along.

Floogals: Season One Volume One is a two disc set that features 26 episodes and includes over 4 hours of fun!

Join the Floogals on a mission of discovery as they explore Earth and the funny "hoomans" who live there!

Each day, Captain Fleeker, First Officer Flo, and Junior Boomer encounter something that sparks their curiosity, setting in motion the day's research "project" and triggering an exciting adventure!

2019 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival Topiaries

Monday, April 29, 2019

Every Spring, EPCOT at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, hosts the International Flower & Garden Festival. In its 25th year, the festival features topiaries, gardens, outdoor kitchens, and daily concerts. This year it runs from March 6 - June 3, 2019. One of my favorite part sof the festival are all the cute topiaries.

The topiaries are scattered throughout the park. This year, the majority are returning designs, but there are a few new ones that debuted this year. I tried to photograph all of them, but it was a busy weekend and there were many people trying to take a picture of themselves in front of the topiaries.

This is a round up of most of the Flower and Garden topiaries and where to find them.

A New Look For Spring - The Bloom Salon - Tysons Corner, VA

Sunday, March 31, 2019

DISCLOSURE: I received free services in exchange for a review. No further compensation was provided.

I change my hair often. I tend to get bored with my hair and try to do different things with it. I usually visit the hair salon every 4-6 weeks. My last hair appointment was at the beginning of February and I was ready for a change. My roots were starting to show and the greys were starting to pop up again. 

With my job, it's hard to find the time to go to the salon. My current work schedule does not match up very well with my regular stylist. I was overdue for a touch up on my color and already had to cancel my scheduled appointment with her. As fortune would have it, the week after I was scheduled to get my hair done, I was invited to visit The Bloom Salon in Tysons Corner, VA.

NCircle Entertaiment The Cat In The Hat, Octonauts and Yo-Kai Watch DVDs - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

Friday, March 1, 2019

DISCLOSURE: As a NCircle Ambassador, I received free DVDs for review purposes. No further compensation was provided. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate links.

Can you believe it's already March?! I had so much going on in February and got behind on updating the blog. I have a few fun NCircle Entertainment DVDs to review and giveaway: "The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That! Hurray! It's Valentine's Day!" "Octonauts: Reef Rescue" and "Yo-Kai Watch - Season 1."

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament: Baltimore, MD - REVIEW

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

DISCLOSURE:  This is a sponsored post in conjunction with  I received free admission for myself and my family in exchange for a review.  No further compensation was provided.  All opinions are my own.

Last month, my family and I had the chance to visit Medieval Times. It was our very first time going. I had always wanted to go and I'm glad we finally had a chance to visit. We all had a really good time!

Review: Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno - Disney's BoardWalk

Sunday, January 13, 2019

We usually like to try a new dining experience every time we visit Walt Disney World. On our last family trip to Disney World, we had the chance to try the Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast at the Trattoria al Forno on Disney's BoardWalk.

This is a Character Dining experience and is only available for breakfast. You can meet Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Ariel, and Prince Eric. The characters will sign autographs and pose for photographs. There is no Photopass photographer, so make sure to have your camera or phones ready.

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Wow! It's 2019 already! I don't know about you, but I am glad 2018 is over. It was such a challenging year. And while it had its ups and downs, I am ready for a fresh start.

The year started out pretty rough. I spent the first month just feeling sad and not sure what I wanted to do. I spent a good bit of it just crying and being mad at myself for being so sad. I took some time off work and went on a quick trip with my sister up to New York City. It was a lot of fun and a much needed break.

February, I decided I needed a change. I was tired of working every single weekend and feeling left out at home. I just felt so disconnected with my family and I started looking for a new job. I had a few job opportunities that opened up, but none that really worked for me.