Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A Review of Christmas in Hershey: Christmas Candy Lane (part 1)

My review of Hersheypark Christmas Candylane in Hershey, PA has been one of my most popular posts! Have you ever visited Hersheypark at Christmas? It's so much fun! First, let me start off by saying how much I love Hersheypark. I love Hershey so much, in general, that I devoted an entire page to it on my site. So be sure to check out my Hershey Insider Page for all of my other Hershey review articles (no one paid me to do this, it's not sponsored).

Anyway, I decided to publish my review of Hersheypark at Christmas (known as Christmas Candy Lane) because I couldn't find many personal reviews online about it when I was planning our own trip (I like to read first-hand, honest experiences). This post is a two part series, so be sure to read part two detailing Hershey Sweet Lights.  I hope this helps anyone out there who likes to plan as much as I do! And please note this is not a sponsored post. Nobody at Hershey gave me anything for writing this (but that's okay, I still love them anyway).


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Enter to Win a Double Gift Card Pack in the Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop!

Who's ready for another giveaway hop? I know I am! Once again, I've teamed up with The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island to bring you a fun giveaway hop called The Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway! If you're not sure what a giveaway hop is, read on. You'll find out how to win a set of gift cards from me, as well as prizes from over 100 other bloggers! Yup, you read that right- this month I'm giving away not one but TWO gift cards!


Monday, November 12, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for Boys, Girls and Kids of All Ages

If you're searching for Christmas gift ideas for girls, boys (or even moms and dads), I've got you covered! If you're looking for Hanukkah presents, stocking stuffers, or just a present for yourself, I've got you covered there, too. Check out my list of fun toys, collectibles, and unique finds for the holidays!


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Everyone Matters: A Tribute to a Lost Friend and Operation Christmas Child

In 2015, the blogging community lost a wonderful writer and friend.  Her name was Melissa Matters, and she passed away suddenly at the age of 36, leaving behind two beautiful children, a husband and family.  I never met Melissa personally, but I considered her a colleague, a fellow writer, and an online friend.  I will truly miss her.  She kept a blog about being a mom, and wrote some beautiful posts about her family and children.  Her blog is called Wading Through Motherhood, and I hope you will check it out.

Melissa was an extremely supportive writer.  I met her during our time at Yahoo Contributor Network. She was always quick to comment and share the work and blog posts of others (which means a great deal to any writer).  So in Melissa's honor, I am starting a blogging movement called Everyone Matters.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Easy Turkey-Shaped Lollipops for Thanksgiving

Turkey suckers, turkey lollipops- whatever you call them, these Thanksgiving treats are so much easier to make than you think! They're a cute, quick way to show some gratitude to friends and family, or just end your meal with a sweet treat.


Monday, October 22, 2018

Cruising from New Jersey: Reviews, Tips, and Advice on taking a Cruise from NJ

Have you ever considered taking a cruise from New Jersey? Are you nervous about cruising, a first time cruiser, or wondering if you should cruise again? Well, I'm here to tell you all about our most recent cruise from Cape Liberty, New Jersey (Bayonne) on Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas. We visited Bermuda, which was AMAZING! Read on to see what we experienced- especially if you're a first time cruiser or nervous about what you'll experience. I hope I can put your mind at ease.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Fun Halloween Projects: Candy Corn Kids

If you're looking for a fun and easy project for Halloween, look no further!  Candy Corn Kids are easy to make, cute, and make a great decoration in a classroom or home.  Check out my quick tutorial on how to make your own!


Monday, October 15, 2018

Enter to Win! Teen Titans Go! to the Movies Blu-Ray Combo Pack Giveaway!

Teen Titans Go! to the Movies was one of our favorite films of the summer. I wrote a spoiler-free review here that you can read, and now I'm back with a fun Teen Titans Go! giveaway! Enter below to win your own Blu-Ray DVD combo pack of Teen Titans Go! to the Movies from Warner Brothers Home Entertainment!


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

10 Easy Halloween Cupcakes That You Can Make Yourself

We're not all cupcake artists, and sometimes it's hard to find the time to decorate a beautiful cupcake for a party or holiday. So I combed the internet for some easy Halloween cupcake decoration ideas, and I've compiled them in a little round-up below!


Saturday, October 6, 2018

Awesome Painted Pumpkin Ideas from Around the Web

Get those paintbrushes ready!  It's pumpkin decorating season!  I searched the web for some of the coolest painted pumpkin ideas I could find, and here's what I came up with.  I tried to give credit where it's due and link back when possible, so please know that not all of these creations are mine (but the Angry Birds below are ours!).  They certainly inspired me, so maybe they'll inspire you, too.  Happy painting!


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Hersheypark Announces Expansion: Hershey's Chocolatetown Opening 2020!

Hersheypark is expanding! The plans for Hershey's Chocolatetown were unveiled today in a fun social media reveal by Hersheypark. What can you expect from this expansion, happening in 2020? Read on for more details!


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Enter to Win an Amazon e-Gift Card in the Howl-o-Ween Giveaway Hop!

It's time to celebrate Fall with a giveaway! Once again, I've teamed up with The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island to bring you a fantastic giveaway hop called The Howl-o-ween Hop! If you're not sure what a giveaway hop is, read on! You'll find out how to win an Amazon e-gift card from me, as well as prizes from over 75 other bloggers!