Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Showing Off In a Bird Dress

I am a FabKids Blogger. All opinions are my own.

Mary always loves getting new dresses so when her new FabKids outfit came for July, she was thrilled. But even more since it's covered in toucans! Although Mary will never admit it, she loves birds too. But not as much as me!

Something I really love about FabKids is that their outfits usually include leggings or tights. And that's a huge must for me because Mary likes to play rough but she wears dresses everyday. So having something underneath is a must. 

I also love how comfortable all the clothes are too. Out of all the outfits she has ever gotten from FabKids, she has never once complained about it being itchy or hurting. The material is breathable and all their patterns can be switched around in different outfits too.

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Savannah Riverboat Cruise in Savannah, Georgia @DiscoverBoating #sponsored #DiscoverBoating

I am a Discover Boating Ambassador. All opinions are my own.

What is one of your memorable summers on a boat? Mine would have to be going to Savannah, Georgia for the first time. Our family had never been to Savannah so we decided to take the long drive to check it out! Savannah has an old world charm to it and a whole lot of southern hospitality. Personally I loved staying downtown near River Street because we were within walking distance of all the shops. Plus we could watch the horse and buggies going by!

We ended up staying at a local bed and breakfast that was right downtown so we had a view of everything! And while walking around one day, we happened to see a gorgeous riverboat pass by on the water. So of course we went to where they sold tickets and bought some!

Now I had never been on a riverboat before and when I saw that this one had three decks, I did get a bit scared. I've never been on a boat that big before but I've heard that the bigger the boat, the less rocking you'll feel. And that's right! On this gorgeous sightseeing cruise, I didn't feel the motion at all. We ended up sitting on the top story and had a great view of the harbor!

Overall the boat ride was amazing and I am actually glad that I was brave enough to get on such a big boat. It really was a blast and made the summer even better!

Do you like to go boating? DiscoverBoating.com has great resources and educational tools for boaters of all levels! Some of the things they have on their site including boating activities and youth boating programs. So if you haven't had a chance to get on a boat yet this summer, now is your chance!

Macarthur's Restaurant at the Historic Thayer Hotel #ReviewCrew @Restaurant_com

I am a Restaurant.com Ambassador. All opinions are my own.

Growing up in New York was always fun and going back when I grew up was even better. Now that I'm an adult I can experience and love all the things that make up my heritage. And the last place I was able to experience was West Point.

If you've never been to West Point, you're really missing out. Other than being a school, there's a museum and a hotel there that aren't to be missed. I first went to the museum when I was seventeen and now I've been able to visit it again I have seen the Thayer Hotel for the first time.

Inside the hotel is so gorgeous and the view is breathtaking. But of course I am prone to love the Hudson Valley very much. And even though you are a short few minutes from town, there is a restaurant in the hotel that is a must see, especially if you're staying there.

Macarthur's Restaurant at the Historic Thayer Hotel is beautifully decorated and has wonderful service. It sits inside the Thayer Hotel which has gone through a multi-million dollar restoration. It's also the only hotel on a US military installation.

I think one of my favorite things about this restaurant was that it has an old world charm in it. Take for instance the columns, the chandeliers, and the ornate table settings. It makes you feel like you're back in time and I love that.

Ordering at the restaurant was easy too. Before hand, I had purchased a $25 gift certificate from Restaurant.com and printed it out. Then I simply brought it to the restaurant and they took the $25 off my final bill.

And as for the food, just check out this Bananas Foster. Just as delicious and yummy as it looks! So I was able to have a delicious meal at a gorgeous restaurant for less thanks to Restaurant.com!

Have you ever visited the Thayer Hotel or West Point?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Driving the 2015 Kia Sorento

Last week we were able to check out the new 2015 Kia Sorento. Since we've reviewed Kia Sorento's for the past 4 years, it's been fun and interesting to see how much they've changed. Although the 2015 wasn't very different from the all new 2014, it was still a great ride which some cosmetic changes for the better.

All the inner features were exactly the same as the 2014 Sorento and honestly the only difference I could tell was the outside. The lights were new along with the chrome on the sides. Also the grill was a new color as well. I think the only notable difference I saw was that the 2015 Sorento got less gas mileage than the 2014.

Something I really loved about the 2015 Sorento is that it's super kid friendly. In the backseat, you have an adapter so the kids can plug their gear in on the go. This is a huge help when you're traveling! Also, the seat belt buckles don't slide down into the seat when you're trying to buckle the kids up and that's a help too. I also love the fact that it seats 7 people easily and comfortably. Everyone has plenty of room and there's lots of storage space as well.

The 2015 Kia Sorento is a perfect family vehicle. Plus from the outside it looks like a higher end up brand as well. I was very impressed with how it drove along with how it handled the road. If our family ever grows bigger, this is one of the first cars on my list.

Monday, July 14, 2014

What Makes You Sparkle? #SparkleWithDASANI #ad

This is a sponsored campaign with Dasani. All opinions are my own.

When I was a little girl, I used to watch my parents drink soda a lot. I never really did drink soda myself until I was a teenager but when I did, it was all I would order at restaurants. Of course then years later my dad stopped drinking soda for health reasons but he could never get used to drinking plain water. He needed to still drink something with bubbles in it. So he turned to seltzer water, which is also sparkling water. At first I thought it wasn't very tasty at all but after drinking them a few times, I couldn't stop. They were more addicting that soda!

Now I have my entire family drinking sparkling water and that's all we drink in the house. And the ones we normally buy are flavored like lemon or lime. So when I heard that Dasani came out with Dasani Sparkling, I was excited to see how the flavors would taste.

The flavors we received were Apple, Lime, Lemon and Berry. Apple was absolutely delicious and I wish more companies would make apple flavored water.The other flavors didn't disappoint either and I fell in love with all of them!

Now Dasani wants to ask you the simple question of what makes you sparkle? Is it your kids, your job, your favorite hobby? Upload a photo of what makes you sparkle to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #SparkleWithDASANI for a chance to win a Sparkling Getaway to the Westin Diplomat in Ft. Lauderdale which includes airfare, hotel and spa treatments for 4!

Here is what makes me sparkle and this is my entry photo. My daughter makes me sparkle with everything in me and she's what keeps me going everyday.

What makes you sparkle?

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