Designer Travel Set Giveaway

When fashionistas travel, we travel in style! Today I’ve teamed up with some fabulous bloggers to give away some beautiful travel accessories perfect for any woman out there! One lucky reader will receive a Ted Baker London Large Cascade Floral Hard Shell Suitcase (valued at $498), a Kate Spade Daveney Laptop bag (valued at $298) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

5 Tips for Installing Car Seats

As parents, we all want to do everything we can to keep our children safe. Therefore, researching car safety seats usually tops our priority list. However, once that seat is chosen, many parents fail to actually install it properly, resulting in poor protection for children. In fact, according to, while 96 percent of parents […]

Fantastic Finds at Yellow Daisy Festival

When I was growing up, my mom, sister and I frequented local arts and crafts shows both near and far away. We saw cross-stitched Christmas ornaments, handmade clothing, artificial flower arrangements, and wind chimes created with glass bottles, silverware and stained glass. Through the years, those shows dwindled away, and at the remaining shows the […]

Carnival Dining Continues to Amaze

Ever since Carnival Cruise Lines implemented its new Fun Ship 2.0 product enhancement program in 2011, the cruise line has continued to roll out new dining options as each ship undergoes renovation. So when the invitation came to visit the Carnival Sunshine, I eagerly accepted so I could have a firsthand look at the ship’s […]

Have Luggage, Will Travel Giveaway

#SummerDreams Have Luggage, Will Travel Sweepstakes hosted by: Mom Powered Media & co-hosted by: Mumblebee Inc. Summer is just around the corner, and, if you’re like me, you are ready to hit the road! Wouldn’t packing your bags be more enjoyable with this five-piece set of Tag Coronado II Spinner Luggage PLUS a $150 Old […]

Roadtrippin’: Top Three Sites to See in Charlottesville, Va.

Having never visited Virginia before (driving through at night doesn’t count), I couldn’t wait to explore Charlottesville and see everything it had to offer. A hotbed of history, the city certainly has its fair share of historical sites and attractions. But I learned there is much more to see and do beyond these great highlights, […]

Mardi Gras Comes Alive in New Orleans

New Orleans traditionally thrives on tourism, with visitors roaming the streets year-round. They hit all the usual spots: Jackson Square, Bourbon Street, Café Du Monde and the Garden District, to name a few. But when carnival time hits, the city re-invents itself. Mardi Gras is a prime time to visit the Crescent City. Obviously, the […]