Cedar Point Brew and BBQ: Coaster Thrills and Foodie Delights

Cedar Point Brew and BBQ: Coaster Thrills and Foodie Delights

Five words: my family loves amusement parks. They’re a way to pull ourselves out of our normal routine and forget the daily grind exists for a few hours. There’s a huge bonus when a theme park has fun foodie offerings apart from chicken nuggets and fries. If there’s beer (and good, craft beer!)? Even better. So when you add all three of those together, what do you get? You get Cedar Point Brew and BBQ, of course! We headed up to Sandusky, Ohio for the third annual festival’s 2017 kickoff weekend…

Braddock’s Mother’s Day Brunch: Made to Order Dining

Braddock’s Mother’s Day Brunch: Made to Order Dining

Think of the last holiday you celebrated. Now think about what you ate that day. There’s a definite correlation with enjoying a great meal and holidays, right? For my family, splurging on a holiday family meal and when it involves Mother’s Day we know it’s got to be special. Last Sunday we hit one of our favorite Pittsburgh restaurants, Braddock’s American Brasserie, for its brunch and the takeaways were plentiful. Between the delicious dishes, custom order bars, and fun atmosphere, we know there’s only one way to explain our day:…

The Coolest Hidden Mickey at Walt Disney World You’re Missing

The Coolest Hidden Mickey at Walt Disney World You’re Missing

My family loves searching for Hidden Mickeys at Walt Disney World and we’re not alone! Heck, you can purchase books on how and where to find them, find printable lists on Pinterest, and spend hours hunting in the parks. With this knowledge comes the discovery of a Hidden mickey that’s so cool it can’t be kept a secret. And it’s this same Mickey that you’ve probably walked by and never noticed because it’s so obscure. No longer, my friends. This is our favorite Hidden Mickey at Walt Disney World and…

6 Exciting Reasons to Visit Cedar Point in 2017

6 Exciting Reasons to Visit Cedar Point in 2017

Let’s suspend reality and pretend that Cedar Point didn’t have any roller coasters. Shaking your head, right? But, take out the coasters that the park it’s famous for and you’d still have a great park, in my opinion. Even for folks that don’t enjoy thrill rides, there’s plenty to do, see, and eat this season. From water slides to spooky weekends, here’s 6 exciting reasons to visit Cedar Point in 2017. Brew and BBQ As a gal that has a “brew snob” for a husband, we’re definitely looking forward to…

Things We Love | May 2017

Things We Love | May 2017

I know, I skipped a month. I apologize. April was a whirlwind with so many fun places to visit and new products to try that I was swamped. So, now I’m back at home for a bit and ready to let you all in on what made me smile and what continues to put a smile on my face. Here’s the things we love for May 2017. Shopping was definitely at the forefront last month and we not only found plenty of reasons for shops to take our money, but…

2017 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World: Dates (and Fun!) Announced

2017 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World: Dates (and Fun!) Announced

You know that old Christmas tune, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”? That’s how we feel with the announcement of 2017 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party dates and information! It seems that Disney is loving the party as much as we are with dates beginning in August! Here’s the scoop on the Halloween fun, dates, and what you can expect! 2107 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Dates Halloween Party Dates begin in August 2017 and continue through the beginning of November –  wow! Prices have increased across the board by a couple…

6 Reasons to Love the Closest Resort to Disney Springs | Wyndham Lake Buena Vista

6 Reasons to Love the Closest Resort to Disney Springs | Wyndham Lake Buena Vista

As a family that visits Walt Disney World twice a year, we love staying resort hopping. Sometimes it’s fun to have a new view, ya know? Our most recent trip found us at Wyndham Lake Buena Vista – and gave us six reasons to love the closest resort to Disney Springs. The Pool If there’s one standout at Wyndham Lake Buena Vista it’s its pool. Actually, it’s its pools. Yep, there’s two! The main pool is much warmer than the adjacent smaller pool, but I love the fact that the…

Four Reasons Why We’re Already Missing Wishes at Magic Kingdom

Four Reasons Why We’re Already Missing Wishes at Magic Kingdom

There are shows and parades at Walt Disney World that come and go and we don’t bat an eyelash. Then there are those that are so endearing to us that we’ll miss them forever – and Wishes is one of them. Set to retire on May 11, 2017, we’ve loved everything about it since we’ve begun visiting. Here’s reasons why we’re already missing Wishes at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. The Soundtrack Disney sure does know how to pull at our heartstrings and the musical mashup of our favorite…

Mother’s Day Gift Guide | Creative Ideas for Mom

Mother’s Day Gift Guide | Creative Ideas for Mom

Sure, flowers and candy are classics, but, when it comes to gifts, there’s something to be said about getting creative for Mother’s Day. And while I’m absolutely happy to simply be with my family, I know families love lavishing their Moms. So, instead of the norm, why not think out of the box? Here’s my Mother’s Day gift guide filled with creative gifts for Mom on Mother’s Day – no candy or flowers included! Heart-Felt Jewelry I remember getting costume jewelry for holidays from The Kid. It’s these pieces that I…

10 Days to Drastically Improve Aging Skin with DCL Skincare

10 Days to Drastically Improve Aging Skin with DCL Skincare

As a gal that loves reading about and testing new skincare products, I was excited to learn that a skin company is changing the game with its new line. DCL Skincare (from Derm Warehouse) has products that targets the four important skin layers to keep us looking our more youthful. The company is hosting a fun 10-day #DCLSwitch Skincare Challenge, too. So, I gave it a go to test drive the line and see if it really does what it claims. The results? Keep reading. Truth? I never lie about…