Tips for Using the Busch Gardens All-Day Dining Deal

Busch Gardens All-Day Dining Deal

July 16, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

Do you usually take advantage of dining plans when you go to theme parks?  This past weekend while at Busch Gardens we decided to see if it was worth the price. Yes, there is a price associated with the all-day dining deal at Busch Gardens.  For adults, the price is... Read More

Avocado Lime Banana Push Pops

Avocado, Lime, Banana, Coconut Yogurt Push Pops

July 15, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

Last week while shopping we found these adorable push pop molds and for $1.99 I couldn't resist.  They sat hidden below the sink for a week until I decided what to put in them.  As I mentioned in my Avocado, Lime, Banana Smoothie recipe, I have a love affair with all things... Read More

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What Makes A House a Home?

July 14, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

When you look around your home what do you see?  At first glance you may see the physical aspects of your home; the floors, the color on the walls, or the mirror at the end of the hall, but when you really look inside a home there is so much more to a home than the walls... Read More

Avocado Lime Banana Smoothie

Avocado, Lime, Banana Yogurt Smoothies

July 13, 2014 by Calley Pate, 1 Comment

What could say summer more than a refreshing tropical smoothie?  I've always been an avocado junkie (seriously, I could live off these things) but my love was revitalized last week when I saw a friend of mine post a recipe about Tropical Avocado Popsicles.  They just looked... Read More

Balm Baby Plastic Free Challenge and Giveaway

10 Tips for Reducing Plastic in our Lives

July 13, 2014 by Calley Pate, 15 Comments

Take a minute and look around you.  How much plastic do you see?  So many products that we use everyday are made of or stored in plastic.  Plastic will NEVER break down - EVER!  You may be able to upcycle it or recycle it but there is a limit to the number of times it can... Read More

Misfit Shine Fitness Tracker

What My Misfit Shine Has Taught Me

July 8, 2014 by Calley Pate, 1 Comment

Activity and fitness trackers are all the rage these days.  Almost weekly I see friends in my Facebook feed asking for advice on which one to get.  I've had my Misfit since May after I met some of their marketing team at Mom 2.0 blogging conference in Atlanta and have been... Read More

5 Fun and Rewarding Summer Reading Programs for Kids #summerreading

5 Fun (and Rewarding) Summer Reading Challenges for Kids

July 5, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

Are you looking for fun ways to encourage your kids to read more this summer?  Great news, there are several programs available locally and online to reward your kids for reading. The Rays have paired up with the local libraries for Reading with the Rays; if your child... Read More

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Carvel + Nutella = Heaven in a Cup (or Cone)

June 29, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

  From now until Sept 30th you can indulge on the delicious Nutella inspired recipes at Carvel ice cream shops.  The popular hazelnut spread has been added to their soft-serve, hand-scooped and sundae dashers for your summer enjoyment. “We could not be more excited... Read More

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Sea Shell Picture Frame Tutorial For Kids

June 26, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

We just got back from a week long beach vacation and we may have collected a huge bag full of sea shells, sea glass, and other sea rocks.  When we got home we made a quick trip to Michael's to pick up some craft supplies.  Picture frames, glue, jewelry cord, ribbon, candles,... Read More

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Come Trekaroo with Me!

June 25, 2014 by Calley Pate, Leave a comment

Trekaroo? Superoo?  What does that even mean? Trekaroo is a family travel tips and review website that my friend Marissa introduced me too about a year ago.  The site offers user submitted reviews of hotels and attractions in different cities around the US.  Anyone... Read More