Visiting the Okefenokee Swamp Park

I can’t believe that I’ve lived in Georgia for as long as I have without visiting the Okefenokee Swamp Park. After taking a trip to the Everglades last summer I was extremely excited to fix this oversight and visit the Okefenokee earlier this fall. You might think that one swamp is the same as another but there are a lot of differences between the two and I’m glad we experienced both! Taking our kids on nature-based excursions is an activity that I think is very important. I believe that a love of nature is something that is instilled at an early age and I doRead More →

Macrame Wall art supplies

We all know someone with a hobby they love! Odds are they talk about it endlessly, they might spend a good bit of money on it and they have probably tried to talk you into joining them at least once. People can’t help it – when we find something we love its natural to try and share that love with others. The passion and joy you hear in your friend’s voice when they talk about their hobby are one of the most important clues as to why hobbies are important – but it’s not the only one. Finding the hobby that’s perfect for you mightRead More →

Creating a great backyard

Spending time outside with our kids is probably one of my favorite family activities. A lot of the time this means going hiking with the dogs, or visiting our local state park. But, sometimes we have too much going on to fit in a day trip. On those days we still like to get outside and creating a great backyard is a good way to make this outdoor time enjoyable! Creating a Great Backyard and Enjoying Your Outdoor Space This is a sponsored post. I have been compensated for creating this content but all opinions are strictly my own. This post may contain affiliate links.Read More →

Giving gifts at Christmas can be just as much fun as getting them but figuring out what to buy can be a little bit challenging at times! Some people have hobbies and gifts for runners or crafters or any other hobby can be easy enough! Everyone needs and wants supplies for their passions. But what if they really only dote on their dogs? Let’s face it, we all know people who love their dogs as much as they love the rest of us! Gifts for dog lovers are thankfully in pretty good supply, dogs are man’s best friend after all so there are plenty ofRead More →

DIY Halloween Costumes, accessories from the dollar store

Getting a Halloween costume can be as easy as popping down to your local Walmart and buying one. Of course, that is easier said than done when you have more than one child or have to work within a tight budget. Coming up with DIY Halloween costumes doesn’t have to mean your Halloween look will be less wonderful than a store-bought costume and it can save you a lot of money in the process! If you enjoy being crafty or have kids that like spending time on art projects then it can be a great way to spend time together too! Our children have hadRead More →

Shark Valley Tram Tours

This summer my family had the opportunity to spend some time in Miami. Because we are an outdoor-loving family, of course, we had to make sure we took the kids to the Everglades. Hiking, camping and exploring state parks are fun and educational activities that we all love. Since we happen to have some pretty great friends who live in the area we were able to explore all the best parts of Miami with the help of a local and the Shark Valley Tram Tours did not disappoint! Activities like those provided by the Shark Valley Tram Tours are goldmines for families like ours. WeRead More →

Hiking With Dogs, Having fun n the Outdoors with your Canine Companion!

Living an active outdoor life is something I want my children to enjoy forever. The benefits of spending time in nature have been well studied and include surprising health benefits such as improved short term memory and lower levels of inflammation. Hiking and camping are one of the easiest ways for my family to immerse ourselves in nature! If spending time outside is so healthy for humans then it stands to reason that hiking with dogs is beneficial for them as well. Hiking with Dogs, Exploring Nature with your Canine! This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking one ofRead More →

The benefits of planting trees

When we first moved into our home the yard was completely barren of trees. We didn’t think too much about it at the time – we were far more interested in the size of the yard and the neighborhood in general! We moved in during the winter and honestly, spent very little time in our yard for those first few months. It wasn’t until spring rolled around and we wanted to get out an enjoy the changing seasons that we noticed the glaring lack of shade in our yard! Providing shade is probably one of the biggest benefits of planting trees in your yard butRead More →

Life is full of surprises, some of them are amazing and some of them are challenging. Becoming a Grandma is firmly in my amazing category but there are definitely a few things I’ve learned in the last few months that highlight the differences between being a parent and being a grandparent. I fully expect this journey to be a roller coaster of epic proportions! Here are just a few things I’ve learned so far! 5 Things I’ve Learned Since becoming a Grandma Baby’s are a LOT of Work You would think since I still have young kids of my own that I would have rememberedRead More →

bringing home a new puppy, German Shepherd Puppy

Adding a new puppy to your family is an exciting prospect! However, it’s not without its challenges! This is especially true if you already have pets at home. Bringing home a new puppy can be stressful on older pets, made more challenging if you have young children or time constraints and is not without its frustrations even at the best of times. How many times can you clean up accidents in the house before you get tired of it all? That said I didn’t even blink when my husband stated a desire for his own future running and hiking buddy. I remember the challenges weRead More →