Seuss at Sea

Set Sail with Seuss at Sea

Carnival Cruise Lines prides itself on being the “Fun Ships,” and with the introduction of the Seuss at Sea program, the cruise line continues to deliver on that moniker. The program, which debuted on the Carnival Splendor in March 2014, partners Carnival with Dr. Seuss Enterprises on a number of programs aimed at both children […]

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BBT Atlanta Open

BB&T Atlanta Open Hits the Courts July 25

The Championships, Wimbledon just wrapped up, and I’m already turning my attention to the Emirates Airlines US Open Series that kicks off in the United States with the BB&T Atlanta Open on July 25. A long-time tennis fan (although, sadly, not a player), seeing some of the ATP’s (the men’s professional tennis tour) top players […]

Get ready for summer camp

Get Ready for Summer Camp

Some of my fondest memories from childhood are those spent camping. When I was young, we spent nearly every summer weekend camping at the lake, swimming, boating, water skiing, fishing and just hanging out as a family. As a Girl Scout, I also had the opportunity to go to Girl Scout camp, which I loved […]

Wilderness at the Smokies

Going “Wild” at Wilderness at the Smokies

This spring, Wilderness at the Smokies in Sevierville, Tenn., introduced a new addition to its Lake Wilderness Outdoor Waterpark that is sure to thrill the entire family. For me, The Wall waterslide resembles a roller coaster: It starts with the fun twists and turns common to most waterslides, before it drops riders (up to two […]

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Wilderness at the Smokies

Going “Wild” at Wilderness at the Smokies

This spring, Wilderness at the Smokies in Sevierville, Tenn., introduced a new addition to its Lake Wilderness Outdoor Waterpark that is sure to thrill the entire family. For me, The Wall waterslide resembles a roller coaster: It starts with the fun twists and turns common to most waterslides, before it drops riders (up to two […]

Greystone Lodge on the River

Hotel Spotlight: The Greystone Lodge on the River

My family loves going to Gatlinburg, Tenn. In roughly three hours, we can pull into town, ready to explore. Whether it’s the Ripley’s Aquarium, Ober Gatlinburg, a mini golf course, laser tag or the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there’s plenty to keep our family on the go. And, just as Gatlinburg overflows with attractions, […]

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Fall entertaining

Get Your Backyard Ready for Fall Entertaining

For many of us, fall is a great time to head outside to enjoy the fresh air and cooler temperatures. In fact, we can’t wait to relax with friends or host a cookout. But is your backyard ready for guests? If you’re looking for more ways to dress up your backyard beyond just raking the […]

Clorox Green Works

Going Green the Easy Way

I try to do my part to help the environment. I turn off the water while brushing my teeth. I try to recycle as much as I can. I even stop (occasionally) to pick up litter on the side of my street as I drive through my neighborhood to my house. But, sometimes, I don’t […]

Weddings

Top Wedding Trends

Top 5 Wedding Trends for 2014

With the increasing popularity of wedding shows on TV, more and more brides are seeking ways to create a “beyond your wildest dreams” nuptial experience. And it goes beyond just the ceremony and reception, extending to pre- and post-wedding events such as rehearsal dinners and farewell brunches and everything in between. “We have noticed an […]

Men's Wedding Rings

Three Questions To Ask When Selecting Men’s Wedding Rings

This is a sponsored post from shaneco. Although they receive much less attention than their counterparts across the altar, men’s wedding rings are a significant and central part of a marriage ceremony as much as the woman’s ring. Tradition and custom are deeply engrained in many people’s understanding of marriage etiquette, of course, and there […]

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2014 Kia Soul

2014 Kia Soul – A Review

When I was offered the chance to drive and review the 2014 Kia Soul, I jumped at the chance. After driving a SUV for the last 11 years, I began wondering if a return to a smaller car might be a good fit for me. However, with two young kids, I wasn’t sure how a […]

Mabel's Labels

Mabel’s Labels Review

Like most parents, I struggle to keep all of my kids’ stuff together for school and extracurricular activities. It seems like there is just so much: gym shoes, lunchboxes, homework folders, dance bags and soccer gear, to name a few. And it never fails that we leave something behind or mistakenly take home someone else’s […]