Hanalei Bay Resort, Hawaii Family Travel

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Our sponsored family visit with ResorTime to Kauai, Hawaii was seven full days of relaxing and exploring the beautiful island. Our time was occupied with many adventures including snorkeling, cruising the Na Pali Coast with Holo Holo Charters, the Smith Family Garden Luau, and so much more. We stayed at the Hanalei Bay Resort and much of our time was spent in the pool and playing on the Hanalei Bay beach.  Opening our patio doors each morning to see the sun Read More... {Read More...}

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ Family Travel

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Growing up in Arizona, I spent many weekends and school vacations hiking and camping with my family. Exploring the desert was a favorite activity and my dad enjoyed teaching my brothers and I about Arizona wildlife. We recently spent Memorial Day weekend in Tucson for a sponsored travel opportunity at the Westward Look Resort. During our three day stay we took a short drive from the resort to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The museum offers great views of the desert with many Read More... {Read More...}

Na Pali Coast Snorkel Tour from Hanalei Bay, Hawaii Family Travel

Na Pali Coast Snorkel Tour from Hanalei Bay feature

During our sponsored family visit to Kauai, Hawaii with ResorTime, we were invited on a complimentary Na Pali Coast Snorkel Tour from Hanalei Bay with Holo Holo Charters. Because of my daughter's new love for snorkeling with her dad, she chose to attend with my husband while I stayed behind at the resort with our baby. They had an amazing time and I'm looking forward to another Kauai visit so I can accompany her on a snorkeling adventure. Like most days in Kauai, it started with Read More... {Read More...}

Makai Club Resort Kauai, Hawaii family vacation giveaway

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Our family vacation to Kauai, Hawaii as part of a sponsored travel opportunity with ResorTime was incredible. We did everything from cruising the Na Pali Coast with Holo Holo Charters to exploring local towns and snorkeling with turtles. We stayed at the Hanalei Bay Resort for our full visit but also had the opportunity to tour several other Kauai ResorTime properties. The Makai Club Resort was just a short 10 minute drive away. While my husband and seven Read More... {Read More...}

Free Printable Child Dive Log

Printable Child Dive Log feature

Our family recently traveled to Kauai, Hawaii with ResorTime. We were invited to a complimentary stay at the Hanalei Bay Resort for an entire week and our adventures included a long list of diverse activities. We visited many different beaches and my seven year old daughter discovered the joys of snorkeling in the beautiful clear water full of marine life. At the suggestion of a favorite marine biologist friend, I made her a child dive log so she could accurately document her Read More... {Read More...}

Feathers and Stripes American Flag Wreath tutorial

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I rarely update our front door but the feathers and stripes American flag wreath is an easy and quick change to dress up your home entrance for patriotic holidays. With minimal supplies and just a few minutes, your guests will have a great American welcome for summer barbecues! American Flag Wreath tutorial Supplies (affiliate links provided for easy online shopping): wood craft ring  blue feather boa  white ribbon red tulle glue gun and hot glue Completely cover Read More... {Read More...}

Kauai Smith Family Garden Luau, Hawaii Family Travel

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The Kauai Smith Family Garden Luau, found just beyond the Wailua River, is an excellent cultural experience and great for families with young children. My husband and I have attended several different luaus while visiting Hawaii in the past; our favorite so far is the Smith Family Garden Luau. The spacious garden offers a great area for exploration and the ability for your children to run out all their giggles instead of having to sit quietly in a chair for the evening. Over seven days I Read More... {Read More...}

Kauai Glass Beach, Hawaii family travel

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We just came home from an incredible family vacation in Kauai, Hawaii. We had many activities planned before our arrival but also made sure we had time to explore the island. One of our favorite stops was made on our last day to the Kauai Glass Beach. I had read about it in a few travel guides and knew my seven year old daughter would love learning about a beach full of glass pebbles and washed up soft and rounded remnants of debris thrown into the ocean many years ago. While some of the Kauai Read More... {Read More...}

Mother’s Day Gift from Adult Siblings

Mother's Day gift from adult siblings feature

Mother's Day is a favorite holiday for me because it's the day I get extra sticky kisses and handmade gifts. But it's also a wonderful day to celebrate my own mom too. My parents have been married for 35 years and built a very strong foundation of family values. My two younger brothers and I grew up in a home full of happy memories and nothing but encouragement for every venture we took on. Our parents smiled through the many times we decided to experiment with new hobbies, change directions, Read More... {Read More...}

Extra Gum Teacher Appreciation Week Gift Printable Card

Extra Gum teacher appreciation week gift printable card feature

Each year during teacher appreciation week we send daily gifts to my daughter's teachers as a token of our gratitude. Gifting Extra® Gum to teachers is surely not a new idea yet it seems to always find it's way into our gifts each teacher appreciation week. This year is no different. Today my daughter brought reams of paper, Extra@ Gum Spearmint and a sweet note to her favorite teachers. If you're looking for a quick and thoughtful gift, print the Extra® gum teacher appreciation Read More... {Read More...}