Three Must Do Activities in Toledo, Ohio


Are you ready to hear about some more fun things to do in Ohio? This post is going to take us to Toledo which is in northwest Ohio, on the western end of Lake Erie, and borders the state of Michigan.  If you’re more of a visual person this map should help. Three things you must do if you ever find yourself in Toledo, Ohio… 1.) Visit the National Museum of the Great Lakes.  Here you will learn the history of the Great Lakes which make up 84 percent of the fresh surface water in North America.  There are more … …..

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Honey Bunches of Oats NEW Breakfast Biscuits – A Perfect Road Trip Snack


In just over two weeks our family will be packing up the car and heading to the beach.  To reach our destination there is roughly ten hours of drive time, but add in all the necessary stops with four little ones and it’s easy to tack on another four hours or so.  To make things a tad easier on us we plan to stay over night in a hotel a little over halfway there, but we still need to keep the kiddos occupied and happy in the car.  Mama Harper won’t do good with hearing “are we there yet” a … …..

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Go On A Safari Without Leaving Ohio at The Wilds


I have always thought it would be amazing to go on an African Safari.  But I know realistically it will most likely never happen.  The cost is just simply to high especially with a family of six.  Airfare, hotels, passports, and more.  The cost would simply be astronomical.  Then I discovered that I could go on a safari without ever leaving Ohio.  And when I experienced The Wilds I truly did find it hard to believe that I wasn’t on the other side of the world. But I was in fact in Cumberland, Ohio visiting North America’s largest conservation facility … …..

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Everyone’s Favorite Monkey is Back in Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle (Available now!)


From the time Aiden was just old enough to say, “George!”, he has absolutely loved Curious George. Over the years, we’ve collected various George shirts, books, and lots of DVDs as each one of the boys have loved Curious George just as much. So when we were given the opportunity to review the brand new Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle movie, my boys were VERY excited! The day the movie arrived we just HAD to stop everything and have a midday movie time, so popcorn became our afternoon snack and we grabbed the bean bag chairs for some … …..

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You Could Be The Next Polar Pop Star! {Plus $50 Circle K Gift Card Giveaway}


Thank you to Circle K for sponsoring this post. I’m beginning to enter the phase of motherhood where we become taxi drivers.  It seems I am always on the go which means my lovely Ford Expedition is chugging down the gas.  When it’s time to refuel I always make sure to swing by Circle K to fill him up {yes, my SUV is a boy… his name is Flynn}.  While there I always get a cool and refreshing Polar Pop to recharge me too.  There are so many fountain beverages to choose from and I can even choose between cubed … …..

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Preparing for Mudderella with The Darling Dirtballs


I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Mudderella. I received complimentary admission to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. It’s important to step outside of our comfort zones every once in a while.  For the past few years I have watched my social media feeds flood with photos of friends and acquaintances participating in mud obstacle courses.  Every time I looked at those pictures I would think that it looked like so much fun, but there was no way I could ever do that.  That after … …..

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Pamper Your Feet with Oh. So. Soft. Socks by Gold Toe


I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Gold Toe. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I’m going to begin this post with a confession.  I don’t like my feet.  Well, more specifically, I don’t like my toe nails.  I’ve had some health related issues with them and let’s just say I could never be a sandals model.  For this reason I wear closed toe shoes 99.9% of the time which means I wear socks just as much.  Since I wear them … …..

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Newly Renovated Hotel Breakers {Cedar Point–Sandusky, OH}


One of the best things about living in Ohio is being close to Cedar Point, The Roller Coaster Capital of the World!  I absolutely love roller coasters and was a tiny bit sad last year that I wasn’t able to ride any during the entire season including HalloWeekends in October.  Of course it was for a  very good reason – I was pregnant with my adorable Lilah Rose and I’d choose her over roller coasters any day.  But, I admit, it was still a little bummed that I would never get to ride Mantis again.  However, once I found out … …..

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Taking Photography to New Heights with the 3DR Solo Drone


Thank you to Best Buy for sponsoring the following post. One of my favorite parts of being a blogger is taking pictures.  I am always trying to improve my skills and add variety to the types of shots I can take.  Well an awesome new product recently arrived at Best Buy that could take my photography and videos to a whole new level.  I’d be able to capture shots from angles that would make you think I sprouted wings and took flight.  I admit fairy wings would be awesome, but this is definitely the next best thing for a photographer. … …..

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Keeping My Family Totally Taken Care Of From Head to Toe


Tonight we enjoyed a fun evening at the drive-in watching Inside Out with some close friends and their children.  Before the movie began Angela and I were taking pictures of the kids – documenting their night at the drive-in together.  Capturing all those pearly white smiles.  And it got me to thinking that during the summer our days are filled with fun activities and not much routine compared to the school year.  And while I love not being obligated to have everyone dressed and out the door by the crack of dawn in the morning some routines are still very … …..

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