Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

Holiday Gift Guide | Men

I'm not sure why, but men's gifts are one of the most difficult gifts to find and buy. I dread getting a gift for my husband the most. If you are going through the same dilemma, this holiday gift guide for men is definitely helpful. Take a look and let me know what you think. Vapor Anti-Bottles - For the man who loves the outdoors - hiking, biking, camping, etc. These bottles fold up completely flat leaving room for other items. BPA free, reusable, dishwasher safe and freezable, Vapor helps reduce the use of plastic water bottles. There are even filtration bottles to make sure you have … [Read more...]

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Holiday Gift Guide | Kids

The holidays and kids go together like milk and cookies. These gifts may be on your child's wish list. If they're not, you should add them!. Here are some choices from my holiday gift guide: Let's go fly a kite! According to Smooth Wind Kites, "Flying a kite means being outdoors, being active, and spending time with family and friends." A family owned business with choices of kites for all levels.  They offer $3.99 flat rate shipping for all orders to the contiguous United States and free shipping on any order over $79. This is their Aquatic Adventure Kite Combo. Price - … [Read more...]

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Support a Family Member in Their Caregiver Role

As the member of the AARP blogger Kitchen Cabinet, this is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own as always. My mother’s health and well-being has deteriorated since August. My role as a caregiver has grown to the point where I drive her everywhere, take care of her medications, keep track of her appointments, attend doctors’ visits with her, make sure that she is eating and more. I am planning for the future because I know she will need more care, especially moving to Assisted Living. It’s been difficult to see her decline. Once a vibrant, extremely independent woman who enjoyed … [Read more...]

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Invisalign to the Rescue for Straight Teeth

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own as always. As the mom of a teen with crooked teeth and an overbite we know she will need braces. She’s worn a spacer for years to prepare her for braces which was painful and caused a dent in her mouth after removal. Now we’re looking for an alternative for metal braces since she’s concerned about being called brace face and other names. Plus it's really important to get her teeth looking good already. Since Invisalign uses clear aligners that are practically invisible, my daughter feels relieved that … [Read more...]

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Family Trip to Marietta Square, Georgia

Recently we took a family trip to Marietta Square, Georgia. It's about 20 miles from downtown Atlanta. You can spend a few hours to a full day here, sight-seeing, shopping and eating. The center of the square is Glover Park, where you can people watch and let the kids run off some steam. The park is home to a lovely fountain which makes the perfect photo op. There’s an exact replica of the Liberty Bell and a statue of former Senator Alexander Stephens Clay. Of course, there are flowers, grassy areas, and lots shade trees. We sat for a while, took some photos and watched my young cousins … [Read more...]

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