Dole’s Healthy Halloween: Sparkling Ghouls Drink Recipe

Dole's Healthy Halloween Initiative Sparkling Ghouls drink

This season, Dole’s Healthy Halloween Initiative is showing families that Halloween doesn’t have to be about empty calories but can be a healthy time of year. Through October 31, 2021, Dole is encouraging all of us to step out of our packaged candy comfort zone and reach for its produce with fun (and sometimes spooky) Halloween recipes. The step-by-step guide for one of my favorites, a Sparkling Ghouls Halloween drink recipe, is below. Happy healthy Halloween! Disclosure: Dole provided me with compensation for my time. As always, all opinions expressed…

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5 Underrated Experiences in Fall in Ligonier, PA and Vicinity

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Ligonier, PA, is a haven for American History. Add in the fact that the residents are a tight knit community (more on that later) that love to highlight their gorgeous neck of the woods and it’s an ideal melding for a visit, especially in autumn.  So, what are the fun things to do? From festivals to a natural anomaly, here are my 5 favorite underrated experiences in fall in Ligonier, PA.   Disclosure: I was hosted by the fine folks at Laurel Highlands Visitor’s Bureau to give you the scoop…

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Pompeii: The Exhibition at Carnegie Science Center: Kid-Friendly?

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Pompeii: The Exhibition at Carnegie Science Center is downright fascinating. Showcasing actual pieces from the city that was covered by volcanic ash, it’s not only historically wonderful, it’s history that highlights a bustling city and its people. But is it kid-friendly? Here’s the scoop.  Disclosure: We attended media day for Pompeii: The Exhibition to give you the scoop. All opinions are my own! I’m one of the lucky ones. My daughter has always been fascinated in world history. Of course, having passionate world history teachers didn’t hurt. So, when asked…

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Liberty Magic Is Back and Sensational Like Before!

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Last weekend, my family and I had the pleasure of checking out Liberty Magic and its first month back since, well, you know what. This season promises to be as magnificently magical as previous ones with a few fun added events thrown in. Here’s the scoop on the 2021-2022 Liberty Magic Season with Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  We love covering Pittsburgh Cultural Trust events. This year, it’s doing a great job of easing into the swing of things including live shows and events, and we were lucky enough to receive media…

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10 Adorable and Creative Personalized Wedding Favors

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If you’re planing a wedding, no matter how big or small, personalized wedding favors are the perfect touch to a wedding for guests. And deciding what kind of wedding favor to pick can be overwhelming! To help you narrow down your decision, here are 10 fun wedding favors that can be customized, making them perfect for your perfect day.  Disclosure: I was given complimentary products for this feature. All opinions are my own! It’s been almost 15 years sine Mr. Locke and I got married. And, even though that sounds…

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Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa Full Review

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Considering visiting Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa but need more information and a full (and honest) recent take? Here’s everything you need to know about the property and what you can expect when you book.    With only a few days at Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa, I was able to tour the property, check out the spa, and learn why this property is ideal for families visiting the area. Here’s my full review including photos details.  Disclosure: I was given a media rate to give…

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8 Best Museums in Salem, MA for Adults and Teens

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When it comes to Salem, MA, there’s definitely no shortage of museums. And, when there are so many to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down especially when you have a time crunch. To help you plan, here’s my list of the 8 best museums in Salem! Disclosure: Destination Salem gave me a media pass to experience many of the museums listed in this article. All opinions are my own!   Salem was on my bucket list since so was a little girl. I’ve always been fascinated with…

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The 10 Coolest Things to Do in Provincetown, MA

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If you think you know Provincetown, Massachusetts, think again! The gorgeous town is filled with rich history, fun museums, great dining and plenty of cool places to hang out. Here are the 10 best things to do in Provincetown Massachusetts.  Last month, my teen daughter and I hit the road to  Cape Cod. It was the first time for both of us and I was utterly excited at the list of things to do in the area. Most importantly, we really wanted to dig into the history of Provincetown, Massachusetts,…

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12 Brilliant Ways to Save Money on Meals at Disney World

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When it comes to budgeting for food at Walt Disney World, I know it can be expensive. and when you add in the fact that you have to budget for multiple family members or friends, the cost can really add up. But there are ways to save money of food when you’re visiting. From freebies to taking advantage of in-room amenities to knowing when to dine, here’s how to save money on meals at Disney World.  Look, I’ll be the first to admit that I love dining at Walt Disney…

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Shawnee Lodge in Ohio: An Honest Review with Photos

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This summer, I, along with my teen daughter, hit the road to visit Shawnee Lodge, a Great Ohio Lodges property. Offering both indoor and outdoor activities, dining, and plenty of freebies, I was all about checking out the property from the moment we checked in. Here’s my honest Shawnee Lodge review! Disclosure: I was hosted by the fine folks at Shawnee State Park Lodge to give you the scoop on what makes it so fun for guests. All opinions are my own!   When we get the opportunity to visit…

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