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Making Her Own Birthday Cake #kidsinthekitchen

Making Her Own Birthday Cake #KidsintheKitchen #happybirthday

We celebrate this week. It was Shae’s 7th birthday. Early in the week she decided on her dinner and birthday cake; homemade meatloaf and vanilla cake with vanilla frosting.  Simple enough right. Well I’m good with the meatloaf, it something my kids really really love but I’m not a good cake baker. I can make an […]




2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD Review #DriveSTI

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I have reviewed Kia’s, Ford’s, Mitsubishi’s and now I can add Mazda’s to my list.  Back in June we reviewed the 2014 Mazda3 S Grand Touring 5 door which we really liked and this time we reviewed the 2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD which was a really nice vehicle. This is only my second time driving […]




Bark Week on @HubTVNetwork

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We’re all heard of Shark Week, that terrifying but too cool to look away programming special happening on Discovery Channel this week. How about something a little tamer, something a little furry. How about Bark Week from our friends at Hub Network. Bark Week is a weeklong schedule of family favorite programming featuring our hairy […]




Never Go Hungry On @CarnivalCruise #cruisingcarnival

Never Go Hungry on @CarnivalCruise #cruisingcarnival

One of things cruises are known for is the food. The unlimited food can be found not just on the Lido Deck but in the dining room on Carnival CruiseLines. Our recent trip in the Carnival Fantasy showed us that big time. Within minutes of getting onboard we were on the Lido Deck grabbing some […]




2014 Mitsubishi Outlander #DriveSTI

Road Trip with Mitsubishi Outlander #DriveSTI

Most of you know by now that I love cars and I love doing car reviews since I have done at least 10 if not more.  I don’t care that I only get to keep the vehicle for a week because for that week we like to use them to travel to different places that […]




Goop A Lesson in Quicksand #StreamTeam

Goop A Lesson in Quicksand #StreamTeam

While showing Shae The Princess Bride for the first time this week, the three of us (kids) got into a discussion about what quicksand is and how it works after watching the scene when Buttercup sinks into the lightning sand. With the Netflix theme for this month being all about staying engaged during the summer, Shae […]




Grand Turk Island #CruisingCarnival

#CruisingCarnival Fantasy Family Travel Vacation

We’re in the middle of our Carnival Cruise aboard the Fantasy. I planned on sharing more in the trip sooner but it’s been a very exciting few days with very little down time. Our first stop at Grand Turk Island was anything but busy and on the go. We spent a couple hours relaxing under palm trees, […]




Fun Facts about #CruisingCarnival

Towel Animals on Carnival Cruise Line #cruisingcarnival

Carnival Cruise Lines have been in the business of FUN for over 40 years. Based in Miami it’s ships tour the globe with cruises to Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, the Caribbean and places in between. A Carnival Cruise Ship is like a city at sea. There are enough amenities to keep even the busiest person occupied and entertained for days. You […]




This Family is #CruisingCarnival

This Family is #CruisingCarnival #FamilyTravel

In just a few shorts days we’re heading out for our summer family vacation thanks to Carnival Cruiselines. We aren’t strangers to the cruise but nowhere near the cruise enthusiasts I want to be. Our last cruise was 4 years ago and the kids still talk about it and have been begging to go again […]




2014 Kia Soul #DriveSTI

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I love driving new cars even if they aren’t mine and recently I had the chance to drive the 2014 Kia Soul for a week also known as an urban hatchback. The first think I noticed when I got home from work was the awesome red color (Inferno Red) and the sick 18 inch alloy wheels. […]