Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Are You Ready for a Coffee Break?

COFFEE... coffee makes me HAPPY!  I love coffee so much that I have a happy coffee side gig that has literally changed my life!  YES... coffee is life!  So, it won't come as a shock that I had to choose a coffee gift basket as part of my latest review!

One of the things that I like best about gift baskets, is that they make
the perfect gift for any occasion.  A few ideas are for housewarming, hostess gift, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, Thanksgiving and of course, Christmas!  With a variety of gift baskets perfect for every occasion, the only dilemma is going to be which gift basket you're going to choose.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Mom's Day Out at Silverwood Theme Park

When was the last time you went out with your friends for a Mom's Day?  No kids interrupting your conversation, no phone calls to answer, no meals to make, no mess to clean up... just fun, relaxing adult conversation?

Well, that's exactly what some of my girlfriends and I did a couple weeks ago! We went to Silverwood and had such an amazingly fun day, without our kiddos!  Trust me when I sat that theme parks aren't just for kids. You get to act like a kid, without the kids! 

We met at the front gate at 11 am, we wanted to get in as much girl time as we possibly could. We went with no time frame of when we were going to leave, so the entire day was ours! What would we do with a day free of all of our Mom duties? We ended up making the most of it and spent 8 1/2 hours between the theme park and the waterpark!

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Date Night at Boulder Beach Waterpark (Plus Ticket Giveaway)

My family has been enjoying Silverwood Theme Park every summer for the past 19 years, but this is the first summer EVER that my husband and I decided to go without the kids! WAIT! WHAT??  No kids, just us... for a DATE NIGHT! Some of you may be thinking, date night?  YES!! Trust me when I say that we had such a great time and that everyone should have a date night at Silverwood at least once!

Since we had never experienced the park without kids, we weren't sure what to expect. Would it be fun without them? Would we be bored and ready to go home quickly?  Let me just say that we had a great time and have gone back just the two of us a few times since our first date!

Our date started off relaxing in the lazy river.  We each grabbed a tube, kicked back and enjoyed the float.  We have both said many times that we could just sit and float the lazy river all day long and be perfectly content and happy.  I always seem to be the one that ends up going under the water spouts, but it's all good! We enjoy everything about it... including people watching and the music. 

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Shark Week "Fin-Tastic" National Geographic Kids Book Collection (Review & Giveaway)

I believe that the love of reading begins at a very early age.  I read to both of my children while I was pregnant and have always encouraged them to look at books and read, even as toddlers.  Books let their imaginations run free and take them to places unknown.  Books also fill their minds with knowledge and facts that will fuel them for life!

Growing up, I remember reading and looking through my Dad's National Geographic books and I was always amazed at how interesting they were.  When my kids were young, I was introduced to National Geographic Kids books and instantly fell in love!  Now that my kids are older, I love gifting books to my nieces and nephews. Books make the perfect gift!

My daughter has been obsessed with sharks for years and can tell you just about anything you want to know about them!  She is my shark girl and Shark Week is going to be the only thing we're watching this week!

Whether your family is all about sinking their teeth into the amazing, jaw-dropping shows from the summertime pop culture phenomena of Shark Week and SharkFest or maybe Baby Shark is more your speed  (do-do-do-do-do!),  this is going to excite you!

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Budget Friendly Tips: Silverwood Theme Park & Boulder Beach Water Park (Plus Giveaway)

Summer is all about having fun, spending time outdoors, and creating family memories that will last a lifetime.  One of our family's favorite summer activities is going to Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Water Park, located in beautiful North Idaho!  Our kids are 19 and 16, and we have been making memories at Silverwood as a family since our oldest was just 4 months old!  Our adventures have changed a bit over the years, but our love for going hasn't!

I am super excited about the opportunity to be a Silverwood Conductor this summer! This means that I will be sharing several posts about different things to do there and offering giveaways as well! So, make sure you check back often!

When my kids were growing up, I was a stay-at-home mom and did everything I could to help stretch our budget by shopping clearance and couponing so that we could still do all the fun things we wanted our children to experience growing up.  As a result, I started a frugal blog to share my finds, and it simply became a way of life! 

Here are my frugal tips for you while enjoying your time at Silverwood and Boulder Beach!