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A New Kind of 1st Day of School Pic

BIG day today!! 1st day of school for my 4th & 2nd graders!! They each have awesome teachers and kind kiddos in their classes, thinking this is going to be ...

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Au revoir RedBall Project & 2015 Christmas Card Reveal

“Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.” (J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan) This quote seemed rather appropriate given all the childlike fun I have been ...

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I Managed to Caption this: RedBall is up to its old TWIX!

The #Redball Project was at Boyd’s Retro Candy Store this afternoon & there was no way I was passing up an opportunity for candy to get some epic pics with ...

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Space, our final destination! (In Wapakoneta)

It was a hot Tuesday afternoon in August. The in-laws had just picked up our youngest for her special day with grandma & grandpa. My sister happened to have the day off from work. We had a full tank of gas & ambitious attitudes; the stars were aligning for a fun filled, totally spur-of-the-moment ROAD […]

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It’s just a Red Ball? Au contraire!

The Red Ball is HERE! It has arrived! It is in Toledo, Ohio! Kurt Perschke’s RedBall Project is part of The Toledo Museum of Art’s Play Time exhibition. The RedBall Project is a 250-pound red, inflated sculptural installation that has/will be squeezed into unexpected spaces in cities across the globe…you read correctly, THE GLOBE (and […]

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I left my Heart in Holland

Have you ever had a remarkable evening that is just so magnificent that you find yourself ranking all future evening against it? The ambiance, company, temperaments, entertainment, talent, etc. all perfectly combined into a symphony of euphoric splendor…now that is pure Downtown Holland, Michigan.   Our journey to splendor-ville began on a textbook summer evening.  […]

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30+ Fall Fun Family Favorites in Toledo!!

As I sit here collating this list of AWESOME fun fall family activities I find myself longing for Fall….the gorgeous colors, soft comforting embrace of a sweater, smooth warm cappuccino on a dewy October morning, picking apples, carving pumpkins, pumpkin pie, apple fritters, adorable little kiddos in their Halloween costumes, fall festivals, and so much […]

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Thorn Park SPLASH PAD

Thanks to these low gas prices (it only cost $40 to fill up “the beast”/our Yukon, woohoo!) we are able to take mini day trips guilt free!! Our destination, Thorn Park SPLASH PAD!! Woot! Woot!   Thorn Park Splash Pad is located in Brownstown Michigan, roughly 40 minutes (with construction) from Toledo. It is literally […]

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Grand Rapids Gastropub, Paleo Farm Basket, and more!

After taking in all that gorgeous architecture and design we were parched! We managed to locate a delicious eatery just a few miles from the Meyer May house (FREE tours of a Frank Lloyd Wright House!), The Winchester!  I am literally STILL dreaming about that meal! Have you ever eaten something that just tastes so […]

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Wauseon’s Homecoming: An Affair to Remember

Our love affair with Wauseon began a few weeks ago when we took a day trip and stumbled upon Imagination Kingdom, where my little princesses and prince had an absolute blast!! (Read all about it HERE). Thanks to that post I have had the pure delight and pleasure of meeting some remarkable people including the […]

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FREE Tours of a Frank Lloyd Wright House!

The best part about summer….Road Trips!! Destination, Grand Rapids Michigan!! Our day began in the Heritage Hills Historic District of Grand Rapids, at 450 Madison Avenue, at the Meyer May house. What makes this house so special? It was designed by the famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright in 1909.   It is called the Meyer […]

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Want to know my secret? Happy, Calm, Focused Giveaway! ($60 value)

At a playdate with friends the other day one of the moms turned to me and asked what my secret was? For a moment I stood perplexed. Why whatever did she mean!? Did she want to know if I had found the fountain of youth? Did I really look that good? I just started using […]

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Wallabies, Buffalo, & Camel Rides, OH MY!

We had quite the adventure today! We had the opportunity to see camels, pet goats, feed Emus, watch alligators & wallabies, be briefly accompanied by a wild/free-range deer, got up close and personal with a buffalo, got to see tortoises & their poop (surprisingly much large than I had anticipated), had the pleasure of petting […]

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