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Making Memories With Your Kids

It should be clear by now that making memories is my passion, my purpose…and the main focus of my blog. But I don’t want to just show you how I’m making memories, I want to inspire you to do the same. Luckily, there are others who share that same vision, and today I’m linking up to one such site. The Dating Divas I’ve been a fan of there’s for a couple of years now, and although the majority of their…

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4 Tips To Make Travelling With Kids Easier

Taking trips with the kids on my own is nothing new to me. The Captain was often working whenever there were family weddings, reunions, and other getaways, so I’ve been heading off on adventures alone with the kids since they were babies. And each time, I get a little more clever and find something else to make the trip easier. On our recent camping trip to BC, these 4 tricks saved me a lot of time and hassle. I typically plan…

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There are no whales in the toilet

It’s one thing I’ve wanted to do for as long as I can remember. So when Travelocity listed Whale Watching in Santa Barbara as a YEAR ROUND activity, I was sold. It is so stunning I have a tendency to get car sick so had some concerns about getting sea sick, but didn’t want to buy Gravol for just one use. I asked my cousin if she had any to bring, but she didn’t. Our host family even looked in their house…

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Another Amazon Swimwear Search for Girls

Last year I posted about all the cute swimwear on Amazon, and even ordered a couple for Brooklyn which I LOVE! But it’s time to add to her collection once more. I’m pretty picky with the bikinis I like and buy for her, and have discovered a love for the ruffle or flounce tops. And Kanu has really knocked it out of the park. I want one of each.     Allison * Nikki * Chloe      Hannah * Karlie * Kelly But why stop there?…

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A Snail Named Georgie

Well, we finally got a lake day in. I love spending the afternoon watching the them kayak around. I mentioned them on Instagram as well, but if you haven’t purchased these kids kayaks from Costco yet, they are a must for next summer! Seriously, even your little 3 year olds can maneuver them! Major win with this purchase! As I was loading our stuff into the vehicle, Jonah was sitting at the shore just playing in the water. And of…

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I’m Glad My Kids Went Away For the Week #notwhatyouthink #18summers #theseareyourdays #makingmemories

Last Friday my cousin texted to see if I was willing to have her 4 kids for the night. {Obviously I said yes – I honestly love her kids and having extra kids over in general}. Then she even sweetened the deal, offering to take my kids back home with her for the week. #partyofsix Say what?! It’s usually difficult for me to accept help so my first reaction was to turn down the offer, but something stopped me. I knew I…

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The Magic of Trying to #beayesmom ~ #theseareyourdays

It’s not the first time I’ve talked about this great piece of parenting advice I heard years ago, and it likely isn’t the last. It’s amazing the opportunities that present themselves, yes of course, usually during the times you are the most tired and worn out…but that’s also when the magic happens. Case in point: My weeding day. Do you remember these photos from my Instagram? Let’s just first take a minute to consider not only the transformation, but how…

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I Rented a Car for the First Time EVER! #enterprise #santabarbara #theseareyourdays #yearofme #madetoholiday

Shortly before my trip, I decided to look into renting a car instead of relying on cabs and my pretty little feet. Am I ever glad I did because for just $18/day my cousin and I had the freedom to go where our little hearts desired. It was easily the best decision of the trip – and going through Enterprise {car rental at the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport} was a brilliant choice. First, booking online was EASY! And second, the staff…

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I Got Propositioned at LAX #truestory #makesmelaugh #theseareyourdays #yearofme

Standing in the security line at LAX, anxious to make it through to my connecting flight, I started chatting with the lady in front of me, who was probably not much older than I am {mid-late 30’s}. Nothing unusual as I tend to make friends at every pit stop along the way any time I travel. She was beautiful so I told her {a habit I’ve resurrected from my younger years} and then we got chatting about where our travels were taking…

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4am Travelling Isn’t My Jam #palmtoforehead #makesmelaugh #theseareyourdays #santabarbara #yearofme

My instagram post during my day of travel to Santa Barbara: 4am travelling is clearly not my jam: Shuttle driver asks what airline I’m flying  Kiosk won’t read my passport 🙄 Typing error makes for a flight not found  Goes to wrong line  Drops passport  Half trips over suitcase trying to pull luggage and turn phone off at the same time  Buuuut I made it to my gate and now I wait! Also, I realize I look freakishly alien like…

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