WaterFire Sharon: A Blazing Good Time

WaterFire Sharon: A Blazing Good Time

Have you ever heard of a city setting its river on fire three times a year on purpose, participants having to dress in all black and carry torches, and the community rallying around the events? If you have, you know all about WaterFire Sharon! If not and you live close enough, you need to check it out. Mr. Locke and I were asked to partake in the gorgeous art display that engulfs the city’s entire Downtown area and, with a huge, resounding yes, we drove to Sharon, PA, for its…

Products that Are Making Our Lives Easier this August!

Products that Are Making Our Lives Easier this August!

It’s a given that we love trying new products- and we especially love sharing the results with you! From holistic skin care to toys that make our creative sides come shining through, here’s the products that are making our lives easier (and funner!) this month! Accell Power Products You know how there’s those new products in your life that you don’t know how you managed without them? That’s how I feel about Accell’s Power Products. The PowerSquid® Surge Protector and Power Conditioner with 600 Joules of surge protection looks exactly how the…

An apple for the teacher? How about a Teacher Rewards Kit instead!

An apple for the teacher? How about a Teacher Rewards Kit instead!

This post is sponsored by Acorn Influence. All opinions are my own! Thinking back to when I was in elementary school(it was a much simpler time and the 1970’s and 1980’s to boot!), I remember my fifth grade teacher, Mr. Hall. He was the first male teacher I’d ever had and he turned out to be one of the most memorable ones, too. When one of us from class would achieve our goals or tried our hardest, he would make a certificate of achievement and give it to us. He…

A Magical Visit to Lake Rudolph Campground

A Magical Visit to Lake Rudolph Campground

When Travel Channel names an Indiana campground one of the ten best for families in the United States, you take note- and then ask when you can go! Sure, I’m a self-proclaimed indoor girl, but not only does Lake Rudolph in Santa Claus, Indiana, offer tenting areas and more rustic spaces, it’s all about luxurious camping as well- and that’s right up my alley. Our summer visit was filled with a new take on campgrounds- with more than a touch of holiday spirit! Lake Rudolph: An Overview Lake Rudolph is a…

Heading to SouthPark Mall in Strongsville? Check out The Rail Restaurant

Heading to SouthPark Mall in Strongsville? Check out The Rail Restaurant

Getting asked and saying yes to check out a preview of The Rail Restaurant in Strongsville, Ohio has been an August highlight for this foodie family. We hung out with other foodie writers and family staff members, enjoyed the fun, friendly atmosphere, and sampled a variety of what the restaurant has to offer its guests. It was a foodie lovers dream- and one of those dreams that you don’t want to wake up straight way. First thing’s first: The Rail is Ohio proud! All we had to do is look around to…

How a Trickle Turned into a Full Bathroom Upgrade- and Sweepstakes!

How a Trickle Turned into a Full Bathroom Upgrade- and Sweepstakes!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by CLEAR CARE® PLUS as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising.  I received financial compensation for my participation and endorsement. I remember a cartoon from when I was young. It began with a character seeing a teeny spot on a wall. He tried to clean it first, then he began picking at it. Before you know it, the entire wall was ripped…

Favorite Orlando Resorts for Families

Favorite Orlando Resorts for Families

Yep, when we begin planning a trip to Orlando the first thing we check out (after locking down a date, of course!) are the resorts! While we want convenience and a close location to the theme parks, we also want comfort, and cost to be low. So, have we been able to get all four C’s when it comes to Orlando Resorts? You betcha! Here’s our eight favorite Orlando Resorts for Families. B Resort and Spa Man, am I a fan of this resort! The vibe is hip and cool,…

hum by Verizon: Simple, Straight Forward, and Safe

hum by Verizon: Simple, Straight Forward, and Safe

Disclosure: I received a hum by Verizon to “test drive” and six months of free service in exchange for my thoughts and opinions- which are all my own! We have an older car that gets plenty of love (oil changes, tune-ups, new tires when needed. You get the idea.) but there are aspects that newer vehicles have that we’d love to have in our car as well- including a safety and emergency monitor. And while a smart phone can help keep us safe, it would be nice to know that we’re…

10 Terrific Ways to Celebrate Fall at Walt Disney World

10 Terrific Ways to Celebrate Fall at Walt Disney World

Yep, we’ve noticed the autumn decorations flanking the shelves of our local department stores recently and that can only mean one thing: Walt Disney World is getting ready to celebrate fall! And while we we never need an excuse to visit, there are definitely a ton of reasons to make a trip this fall. Just in case you need an excuse, we’re going overboard and not asking why would you want to visit but why wouldn’t you? Here’s 10 terrific reasons to celebrate fall at Walt Disney World: Summer Attraction &…

Eating My Way through the Midwest: Perry County, Indiana

Eating My Way through the Midwest: Perry County, Indiana

Road tripping this summer has become our favorite way to delve into the fine state of Indiana for sure. Not only did we have the pleasure of dining at popular Indiana Foodways Alliance foodie spots, but with each city and town that we’ve called home for a night or two we learned what makes the state appealing for families, couples, and folks that love to travel! Last month was all about Southern Indiana and what it has to offer both its travelers and residents. Our second stop on this leg…