Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A Review of A Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine: Is it Worth the Trip?

Have you heard of A Day Out with Thomas?  Every summer, Hit Entertainment takes Thomas the Tank Engine on the road, and eager kiddos of all ages can head out to visit him at their participating train stations. But is it worth the trip?

Friday, June 17, 2016

New Jersey Boardwalk Bucket List: 10 Boardwalk Treats to Try Before Summer Ends

One of the best things about visiting the Jersey Shore is hitting up one of its many fabulous boardwalks. Rides, games, entertainment, and...food!!  So many snacks, treats and specialties to choose from! Everything just seems to taste better at the shore. So I'm making my own 'Boardwalk Bucket List.' This includes all of the best boardwalk treats to try before summer ends. I realize the list could be infinite, so I've tried to narrow it down to ten of the most scrumptious goodies I could find from boardwalks along the shore. Are you ready?

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Teacher Gift Ideas: "Orange You Glad it's Summer?"

As a former teacher, I know how nice it is to receive a special gift from a student.  And as a mommy, I want to show my child's teachers how much I appreciate them and what a great job they did with him this year. Then there's the artsy side of me who wants to give them something kind of creative, too.  So off to Pinterest I went, in search of something cool.  And this is what I came up with- an 'Orange You Glad it's Summer?' theme (lots of cute orange goodies, or sunshine themed goodies).  Now, how to package them?  How about in a soda bottle?


Thursday, May 26, 2016

How to Make Red, White and Blue Patriotic Cupcakes DIY

If you're in charge of bringing the dessert to a Memorial Day picnic or a 4th of July bash, then check out these patriotic cupcakes, which are actually super easy to make!


Monday, May 23, 2016

10 Epic New Jersey Bakeries You Need to Visit

Epic is a word that seems to get people's attention these days. Bakery is a word that gets mine. So I thought I'd put the two together to bring you a post about some of the best, most epic bakeries in New Jersey. Now, I know this is New Jersey, so that means we have a ton of amazing bakeries out there. This is just a small sampling of what our state has to offer. If you want to tell me about your favorite in the comments, please do!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Let's Visit The Raptor Trust in Millington, NJ

We love, love LOVE  taking mini day trips around here, especially ones that don't cost us much (or anything at all).  One of our favorite places to visit (which is often overlooked, in my opinion) is The Raptor Trust in Millington, NJ.  It is no secret that I am a certified 'bird nerd.'  I can tell you what kind of bird is nearby just from hearing its song (who knew, right?).  I keep binoculars on my kitchen table in case a bird watching moment appears.  I have a hummingbird feeder and I actually cook the nectar myself (well, it's just sugar and water, but I cook it with love!).  I could go on and on, but I don't want you to start getting frightened about how weird I am.  Anyway...


Friday, May 13, 2016

Let's Visit Brookhollow's Barnyard in Boonton Township, NJ!

If you're looking for a fun outdoor activity to take your little ones to, Brookhollow's Barnyard might be the place for you!  Nestled amongst the trees in cozy Boonton Township, it's one of those places that will always hold fond memories for you, long after your children have grown.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Octonauts Live! Coming soon to New Jersey!

The Octonauts are coming to the U.S!!  Not only that, but they're headed to New Jersey! You can catch the show at the Mayo Center for the Performing Arts and Count Basie Theater in November. So fire up the Gup-D, write your Creature Report, and get ready for live-action adventure!! Read on to find out more about the show, then enter to win a family four-pack of tickets to Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure, Live in Morristown on November 19th!


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tetherbox Review: What's Inside?

Subscription boxes are so much fun! Who doesn't love getting a package in the mail? Now you can send a special care package to your favorite college student, thanks to Tetherbox.  Tetherbox is a subscription box service specifically for college students.  Find out what's inside a Tetherbox in today's blog post!


Monday, May 2, 2016

DIY Mother's Day Crafts and Gifts for Kids

Mother's Day is just around the corner, so I've compiled some of my best project ideas together in one post, just in case you're at a loss for ideas this year (I know I am!).  My mom is such an amazing mom and such an awesome grammy to The Jersey Momma's Boy.  She really appreciates special gifts from him, especially handmade goodies.  So whether you are looking for a gift for your own mom, your wife, a grandma or a friend, here are some ideas to get you and the kiddos started.


Friday, April 29, 2016

Quick and Easy Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Teacher Appreciation Week is upon us, and being a former teacher myself, I can tell you that this week does mean a lot for teachers.  Well, at least it did for me.  So if your child has a great teacher and you want to show them a little love, here are some quick goodies you can put together in a flash.


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Simple Vanilla Muffins

Here's a delicious, simple muffin recipe that's great for breakfast, brunch or even dessert! Simple Vanilla Muffins are one of my favorite treats to bake!