4/16: Boston Marathon is Today

Running 26.2 miles, WHHHHAAATTTT!  I never knew a thing about marathoning until my husband decided to tackle one for the first time this year.  The amount of dedication and prep it takes to compete in a marathon blew my mind and each competitor deserves some big cheers.

One thing I loved as a spectator was the crowds cheering everyone on.  For my next marathon cheering session I am packing a cowbell, cough drops to help my throat with all the screaming and making some hilarious signs to keep those runners going!

Checkout this link to 50 of the funniest marathon support ideas out there and remember whether it’s the first place finisher or the person bringing up the rear, I think we can all agree that 26.2 miles on foot is beyond impressive so go out and get your cheer on!

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Mon 2/26: National Fairy Tale Day

Once Upon a Time, there was a blogger who lived in the land of peaches and dreamed of being surrounded by fermented grapes.

Wicked queens, beautiful princesses and ugly trolls, where did these crazy characters originate?   Fairy Tales have been around for thousands of years and are most likely derived based on legends that originate from cultural, spiritual believes and even historical events.  If anyone knows how to spin a tale, it’s Disney!  Today I have asked my sweet friend and Disney Planner, Jennifer Turner to swing by and tell us all about how she can help you plan a vacation filled with fairy tales!

Swing by Jennifer’s Facebook Page to learn more about Fairy Tale Planning! Like and share with your friends to help their fairy tale dreams come true!

https://www.facebook.com/MickeyTravelsJenniferTurner/

Click here to download Walt Font for your fairy tale letters!

And click here to down load your free family fun Mad Lib: Once upon a time

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Fri 2/23: International Dog Biscuit Day

We love our fur babies! Spoiling your animals is a world wide obsession, we spend over $63 Billion dollars world wide on pet care. The humanizing of our pets began with the Baby Boomers and didn’t slow down with the Gen Xers or Millennials. The Pet Care industry is thriving and there is no indication of a slow down. One of the biggest trends is promoting a healthy pet lifestyle for your family pet! As a Southerner, we are know to love through food, so why not extend that to your sweet fur babies too with some easy no-bake puppy treats.

Check out this fun recipe you can whip up with your no canine kiddos!

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Fri 1/25: 20 Ways to Celebrate National Spouses Day

Today is National Spouses Day! You love each other, but you also are sooo busy that sometimes your spouse ends up on the back burner. Today is a great day to say, thank you for loving me even after you’ve seen my morning hair. Put the kids down early tonight and surprise your main squeeze with a fun at home date night!  Check out these 20 fun at home date nights and our affiliate Amazon links!

  1. Turn the TV off, stick your phones in a drawer, put the kids to bed early and have a glass of wine with each other! These are my favorite stemless wine glasses!

    Mikasa Cheers Stemless Wine Glass, 17-Ounce, Set of 4

2. Movie Night! Pick a cult classic and discuss your favorite parts. We love anything by Scorsese!

4 Film Favorites: Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas, The Departed, The Aviator, Mean Streets: Special Edition)

3. Cook together! Check out this free trial from Amazon Fresh!
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4. Plan a crazy vacation and look up ideas online! We’d love to check out all of our National Parks, where do you want to go?

Your Guide to the National Parks: The Complete Guide to all 59 National Parks (Second edition)

5. Create a bucket list. You have the rest of your life together, so think about some activities you’d love to do together one day!

The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small

6. Have a chocolate tasting. Order a bunch of different fancy chocolate bars and pick your favorites.

Vosges Haut-Chocolat A Library of Mini Exotic Chocolate Bars, 9 Count

7. Order take out and eat it by candle light.

12 Bulk Gold Mercury Glass Votive Candle Holder

8. Watch a YouTube instructional video and learn how to dance together.  You might not make the next Dancing with the Stars, but you are guaranteed some laughs

Club Line Dances 1 & 2: Beginner Lessons – Learn to dance the Wobble, Electric Slide, Cha-Cha Slide, Two-Step Line Dance, Cupid Shuffle, Cotton Eyed Joe, Footloose & Tush Push

9. Have an at home spa night. Turn your bedroom and bath into a Zen zone! Light some candles, order some face masks and give each other a foot rub!

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10. Binge watch your favorite show. Put a blow up bed and some blankets on the floor and binge watch your favorite show!

Intex Comfort Plush Elevated Dura-Beam Airbed with Built-in Electric Pump, Bed Height 22″, Queen

11. Get your Gamer on and play some video games together.

Microsoft One S 500GB Console – Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels Bundle – Xbox

12. Have an international theme night! Cook a meal and watch a movie from the country you pick, try German food and check out Run Lola Run one of my favorite subtitled films!

Run Lola Run [Blu-ray]

12. Try making sushi together

Sushi Making Kit – Original AYA Sushi Maker Deluxe Exclusive Online Video Tutorials Complete with Sushi Knife 11 Piece DIY Sushi Set – Easy and Fun – Sushi Rolls – Maki Rolls

13. Make an Ice Cream Sundae Bar and build your own Sundaes!

Ghirardelli – 16 Ounce Chocolate & 17 Ounce Caramel Sauce Squeeze Bottles (Pack of 2) – with 3 Ounce Bag By The Cup Cereal Marshmallows

14. YouTube Karaoke sing off. Yup this is a legit thing, check it out because it is seriously hilarious!

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15. Take a picnic outside and dine under the stars.

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16. Make a homemade pizza together with your favorite toppings

Pizza-2-Go Gift Box

17. Have a Chopped challenge, each of you put ingredients in a bag, exchange and cook each other a dish

Chopped Champions: Part 1

18. Try out a new cocktail together

RSVP Skinnies – 0 calorie mixers – Variety Pack, 4-boxes (6 packets per box)

19. Get competitive and play some board games! One of our favorites is Sequence

Sequence Game

20. Fondue Night!  Who doesn’t love things dunked in cheese?

Cuisinart CFO-3SS Electric Fondue Maker

Mon 1/22: Do you have a case of the Mondays? Make it a Monopoly Monday

Monday’s stink! The lustful look at the weekend ahead seems like an eternity away, so why not shake up your week with a fun family game night. In my house on Monday’s by the time I wake up, my husband is already gone for the day, the house is sort of a wreak from the weekend, my kiddo is whining about school and I know once I hit work there will be a thousand emails and meetings no stop. Monday’s are non-stop, so do yourself a favor and have a little fun when you get home!

Fix a crock pot meal, have a drink and enjoy a little bit of time having fun with your family. One of my favorite easy game Monday night meals is Park Place Chicken Sandwiches. I grab a prepackaged bag of salad or pre-chopped fruit from the grocery and serve with my guys favorite chips.   The goal is to make it so easy that you just walk in the door and you’re ready to get your monopoly on!

Sunday night before bed…

  1. I pop all the ingredients into the crock pot and just place it in the fridge till the morning.
  2. I also write myself a post-it note and put it on the garage door, because Monday mornings are nuts and I have totally forgotten to pull it out of the fridge and get it cooking in the base.
  3. I grab 2 cans of Sophia Coopola’s Champagne (I mean it’s a Monday, if you want to go all in pop a whole bottle in there) and a few beers for the hubs to make sure they are chilling in the fridge
  4. Track down the monopoly game and toss it on the table
  5. Prep done!

Monday night…

  1. Walk in the door, pop your champagne and get your kid to start setting up the game as you shred up the chicken.
  2. Serve everything on paper plates for less clean up
  3. Soak up your family time and feel the magic of what Monday’s can be like if you plan on just carving out a little bit of fun time!

boardwalk chicken

Check out these affiliates on Amazon that offer some great Monopoly options to include all members of the family. My 5 year old LOVES the Monopoly Junior Edition!


Monopoly Junior Game (Amazon Exclusive)


Monopoly Game Disney Princess Edition


Monopoly Classic Game


MasterPieces NFL-Opoly Junior Board Game