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Prepping Your Pets For Vacation

Prepping Your Pets For Vacation

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One of the very few things I hate about traveling is all the packing involved; if you own pets then you have to pack or prepare them for vacation regardless of whether they’re going with you, staying at a boarding facility, or being tended to by a pet sitter. Your vacation can be equally stressful on your pet, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few tips for prepping your pets for vacation and a checklist of items to help you pack for your pet.

Prepping Your Pets For Vacation

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kentucky's bourbon distilleries

Planning A Visit To Kentucky’s Bourbon Distilleries

Planning a trip to visit to one of Kentucky’s Bourbon Distilleries or Bardstown, Kentucky? There are so many neat attractions in the Bardstown area and plenty of distilleries to visit, planning a trip might seem a little daunting. I’m sharing a few tips for planning a visit to Kentucky’s Bourbon Distilleries and answering questions such has, “How many distilleries can you visit in a day?”

kentucky's bourbon distilleries

Inside a rickhouse at Barton’s 1792

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Legoland Florida

10 Tips For Visiting Legoland Florida

We decided to make a last minute trip to the Orlando, Florida, area during my son’s spring break. I had delayed planning anything because I knew I would be more than 6 months pregnant at the time, and I wasn’t sure how I would feel. We really wanted to do something fun with our son before he is stripped of his ‘only child’ title this summer, since any subsequent travels will involve scheduling around the needs of an infant. I was offered two complimentary media passes to check out LEGOLAND Florida, and my son (who’s 7 now) was more than excited to check out the park. None of us had been to any LEGOLAND Park previously, so it was a new experience for everyone. Today, I thought I would share 10 tips for visiting LEGOLAND Florida along with several of the photos from our day there.

Legoland Florida

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Tips For Choosing A Beaches Resort For Your Vacation

Have you decided you want to visit a Beaches Resort for your next vacation? Or maybe you’re on the fence about visiting a Beaches Resort because you aren’t sure which resort to choose? My family had the pleasure of visiting two different Beaches Resorts when we were invited to Beaches Moms: Social Media on the Sand the past two years. We had two incredible family vacation experiences at two very different Beaches Resorts. Here are a few tips for choosing a Beaches Resort for your vacation.

Tips For Choosing A Beaches Resort For Your Vacation

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shrimp and avocado salad

Shrimp And Avocado Salad: Gluten Free

Every pregnancy experience is different. I didn’t have an easy time with my son Gabe, but it pales in comparison to this go around. I once whined that nothing could be worse than having hyperemesis; I was quickly proved wrong. I’ll leave the full story for another day, but in short form, I suddenly developed a rash with facial swelling at the start of my second trimester. The rash was painful and the swelling was just plain scary. We’re still not sure on the cause of my problems, but in the process of diagnosing me, one of my treating physicians said that I had a non-Celiac wheat allergy. It put my diet into an absolute tailspin. I had been living on wheat based foods since I was diagnosed with hyperemesis. My go-to breakfast was toast and I had an egg sandwich with cheese almost daily to help with my protein intake. I had been craving an almond flavored cupcake from the bakery that made my wedding cake for days, and I was suddenly faced with never eating a regular cupcake ever again. A wheat allergy isn’t the end of the world, but it will forever change your diet. So I have been researching wheat free/gluten free recipes that I could incorporate into meal planning. This Shrimp and Avocado Salad is gluten free, but if you really want to add in a carb, GF corn tortillas or corn tortilla chips are a nice addition (think shrimp and avocado nachos). If you don’t have to follow a GF diet, this would be good on club crackers or even spread on a sandwich.

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how to make eggs in a bag

How To Make Eggs in a Bag & Other Adventures Camping

Earlier in the year my son asked to join Cub Scouts. I was a little apprehensive because of the time commitment, but I had heard lots of good things from other parents about scouting. I’m so glad we decided to sign him up. He loves Cub Scouts, and he has worked hard trying to earn badges. Several weeks ago our family attended our first Cub Scout weekend camp out. I had to drag out camping gear and figure out what we could eat all weekend other than roasted hot dogs and marshmallows. Luckily Jeremy’s best friend is a scouting pro. His oldest is an Eagle Scout, and his youngest is a Webelo. I spent most of my weekend mesmerized at campfire cooking skills. He made French toast, eggs in a bag, spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic rolls, and a pineapple upside down cake in a cast iron pot. I realized that learning to cook over a campfire was going to be just as much fun as camping. Did you know that you can cook omelets in bags? I didn’t before our camp out. Today I’m sharing how to make eggs in a bag and some of our other adventures camping with Cub Scouts.

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Perast, montenegro

Five Things Not To Miss While In Port In Kotor, Montenegro

One of the most spectacular on-board views during our 12 day Mediterranean cruise on the Norwegian Spirit was the sunrise over the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro. Steep mountainsides meet the Adriatic Sea to create fjord-like structures that become even more magnificent when greeted by the rising sun. I rolled myself out of bed at 4:30am still suffering from jet-lag and fueled solely on caffeine and adrenaline, and made my way to the upper-most forward deck. There were a handful of other passengers that were also awaiting the highly touted view. When the sun started to rise, you could see more prominent details such as the jutting structures of the limestone cliffs or the juxtapose of modern and medieval buildings. The word breathtaking is often unjustifiably used to describe people, places or things, but it’s the only adjective that adequately describes this natural wonder. Once you check out the sunrise go grab some breakfast and enjoy ride into Kotor before you dock or tender.

Sunrise over Montenegro

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