22 Things to Do for Mother’s Day in Pittsburgh

22 Things to Do for Mother’s Day in Pittsburgh

It’s right around the month of May when spring is in full bloom in Pittsburgh! With the gorgeous weather brings Mother’s Day and the perfect opportunity to get out there and share the special day with your mom, wife, mom #2 – you name it. From budget-friendly to splurge-worthy (and Mother’s day brunches in between!) here’s 22 things to do for Mother’s Day in Pittsburgh! Have you made plans for Mother’s Day yet? If you’re scurrying to make sure mom gets special treatment, here’s 22 ideas to give her the…

How to Have an Amazing Family Getaway to Fort Wayne, Indiana

How to Have an Amazing Family Getaway to Fort Wayne, Indiana

There are some road trips that I know what to expect. I know exactly what the city has to offer me and my family and I’m stoked. Then there are cities that I don’t know much about so I’m even more excited – and Fort Wayne, Indiana, was one of them until very recently. I had the pleasure of being chauffeured around the fun city by none other than the folks that know it best (its Visitors Bureau!) and learned that the city is so much more than the spot…

Top Disney World FastPass+ Selections and Tips for Each Park

Top Disney World FastPass+ Selections and Tips for Each Park

Photo Courtesy of WDW News Fastpass+ selections can be a challenge to choose, especially if you’re unsure which ones are super popular. There’s plenty to choose from and tiers in most of the parks which may only help you narrow it down- or leave you scratching your head. Here’s our picks for top Disney World FastPass+ selections at each park for all family touring styles! Here’s the condensed version of how FastPass+ (FP+) works at WDW. You’re able to select up to three ahead of time for each day of your…

Haunted History of Marietta, Ohio: 7 Spooky, Kooky, Crazy Tales

Haunted History of Marietta, Ohio: 7 Spooky, Kooky, Crazy Tales

There’s plenty if reasons to love the haunted history of Marietta, Ohio, even if you’re not of fan of getting the pants scared off you. The cute Southern Ohio city has awesome restaurants, beautiful scenery, and plenty of American history to keep you revisiting. But, if you want to head there to check out its haunted past, there’s plenty of spots to visit. Here’s my seven favorite places to get your haunted Marietta, Ohio thrill fill. On my first day visiting Marietta, Ohio, the gang at Hidden Marietta gave me (and…

5 Reasons to Love the Easter Brunch Buffet at Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie

5 Reasons to Love the Easter Brunch Buffet at Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie

It’s no secret that Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie is one of our favorite Pittsburgh restaurants. The menu is always delightful and filled with delicious dishes. The staff and ambiance are always inviting and warm. And the special menus? Don’t even get us started on the creativity there. Here’s our five fave menu items from the Easter brunch buffet at Braddock’s. For Easter, Braddock’s rolled out a brunch buffet menu that was filled with twists on traditional Pittsburgh dishes and decadent desserts, too. The shining stars of the buffet were tasty and filling and kept…

5 Things NOT to Do with MagicBands at Disney World

5 Things NOT to Do with MagicBands at Disney World

Disney MagicBands are an effortless way to link your onsite room reservation, park tickets, meal plan, and FastPass+ selections. But while you may love their features, there’s things you shouldn’t do with them. Here’s our top list of five things not to do with MagicBands at Walt Disney World.   Don’t Forget to Select Fasspass+ Selections at the Proper Time Frame If you’re staying on property at a Walt Disney World resort, you can begin making FastPass+ selections at 60 days out from your first vacation day plus up to…

IPSY April 2017 Subscription: Products and First Thoughts

IPSY April 2017 Subscription: Products and First Thoughts

Another month, another IPSY subscription! This month my glam bag had five fun products that I can’t wait to try out. I think they cater to warmer weather, too. So, what did I get in my IPSY April 2017 Glam Bag? Here’s the scoop. LUXIE Precision Foundation Brush First thought? I’m loving the periwinkle handle color. The brush itself is super soft, but I’m not sure about using it for foundation. Honestly, it feels too soft for that task. Instead, I love the tapering so I’ll try it as a…

7 Ways to Keep Your Allergies in Check While Traveling

7 Ways to Keep Your Allergies in Check While Traveling

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ForgetAllergies #CollectiveBias.  Being a travel writer and living out of a suitcase has both its advantages and disadvantages. On the upside, there’s definitely nothing like seeing the world and bringing along both my teen daughter and husband to share in the fun and education. The downside? Every time we open up a hotel or resort door there’s always a chance one of us will suffer from an allergy symptoms. Whether it’s seasonal…

Four Easy Tablescape Ideas with PerLora

Four Easy Tablescape Ideas with PerLora

As a gal that takes pride in creating beautiful her own tablescapes, when I heard that news that PerLora on Pittsburgh’s South Side had an entire event surrounding table decor I had to check it out! The cool furniture and home decor spot (think IKEA but much, much hipper!) made it easy for me check out beautifully-decorated tables and imagine them in my own home. They also allowed me to use my imagination and get my creative juices flowing, especially for this coming spring.  Here’s my favorite tablescape ideas from PerLora….

Turning Plastic Easter Eggs into Mickey Ear Hats

Turning Plastic Easter Eggs into Mickey Ear Hats

When The Kid and I began decorating for Easter this year, we realized that we had a ton of extra plastic Easter Egg tops and bottoms. Instead of throwing them out, she thought of the cutest idea – making Mickey Mouse Ear Hats for our Disney Easter eggs! You’ll only need a handful of supplies and it’s a great way to upcycle! Supplies for Mickey Ear Easter Egg Hats Plastic Easter egg tops and bottoms Unused pencil eraser and dowel rod Black craft paint Red Craft Paint White Craft Paint…