Geocaching 101

Geocaching 101

I’m sure you are thinking “what the heck is geocaching?” Well, I always describe it as a modern-day treasure hunt, only the treasure map is your smartphone or GPS and the treasure is a box of dollar store trinkets. There are nearly 6 million geocachers and over 2.6 million active geocaches worldwide—there are probably caches near you right now. What is a cache? Food Advertising by Literally a cache is “a collection of items of the same type stored in a hidden or inaccessible place.” In geocaching, a cache is simply a container that geocachers hide and find using GPS coordinates… caches come in all different shapes and sizes–anywhere from micro-sized, where there is just enough space for a very small log (a piece of paper to sign when you find the cache) to …

Survive the Summer Heat with Bj's Wholesale Club

Survive the Summer Heat with BJ’s Wholesale Club

Disclosure: I am part of the BJ’s Wholesale Club Blogger Ambassador program. The following is a sponsored post. Although I was supplied products and/or compensated for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products or services I believe in, and use myself. Well, it’s official! Even if the calendar doesn’t quite agree, summer is here. And it has hit North Carolina with a vengeance. We are only on day 6 of summer break and I’m ready for fall. What the heck am I going to do to survive the next 10 weeks of “vacation”?!? Food Advertising by It’s too hot to do anything outside. I’m a fair-skinned redhead convinced I will die from spontaneous combustion if I go outside when it’s over 90. Air conditioning and ice pops are …

Kick off the Summer Season with FabKids!

The Unofficial Kickoff to Summer – FabKids Review

Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. Although I was supplied an outfit from FabKids in exchange for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products or services I believe in.  Yay!! It’s time for fireflies, outdoor fun, barbecues, and S’Mores! Even though we have two weeks left of school the unofficial kickoff to summer is here! I don’t know about yours, but my kids have pretty much checked out of school already, which is unfortunate since they have EOGs (comprehensive end of the year testing) next week. Hopefully, we can keep it together just a little bit longer! I know I am counting down the days until school’s out –>> did you see the countdown clock in my sidebar, lol?!? Food Advertising by We got a …

Summertime Blues

  Growing up, I spent a lot of time outdoors.  Especially during the summer months. My brothers and I were outside for as many hours as possible each day, playing with all the other neighborhood kids. Food Advertising by We took swimming lessons in the morning and then spent the rest of the day at the community pool, by ourselves, just like all of our friends. My mom dropped us off and picked us up when we were ready to leave (usually when the pool closed for the day). We had a couple of dollars each to pick up something (candy) from the snack bar when we got hungry. After we installed a pool in our backyard everyone would come over to our house first thing in the morning to swim for pretty much …

Tasty Tuesday – Easy and Delicious Ice Cream Cake

Since we are coming up to the official kick-off of summer, I thought I’d share my kids’ all-time favorite dessert. It’s perfect for any upcoming Memorial Day Weekend festivities you might have planned. And the best part is how fast and easy it is to make. You can make it ahead of time or prepare it an hour before you need it, either way pop it in the freezer until you are ready. (If your party is outside and it’s a really hot day, it’s better to make the ice cream cake a few hours ahead of time so it’s good and frozen before you take it outside, otherwise you will have ice cream soup in no time.) In our experience the cake was gone way before it had time to …

Sizzling Summer Thirty-One Gifts GIVEAWAY [Ends June 28]

What better way to kick off Summer 2014 than with an awesome reader appreciation giveaway?! Welcome to the #SizzlingSummer Giveaway Hosted by : Sparkle Me Pink-The Beauty, Bargains and Being a Mom Blog Co-Hosted by the wonderful: A Spectacled Owl, All in All, I’m Still Yo Momma, The Frugal Exerciser, Mommy Knows What’s Best, My Mommy Brain, Ramblings of Mama & Everything Mommyhood. What a great summer prize pack! Think of all the fun cook-outs and trips to the beach you can go to in style with the items below! One Winner will get ALL of the items pictured below !* a. Medium Thermal Zip Pouch b. Fresh Market Thermal in Sunny Stripes c. Organizing Utility Tote in Sunny Stripes d. Manicure Nail File e. Essential Storage Tote f. & g. Large Utility …