Autor: Jaqueline Spadoni

A Day in Central Park + #ootd

After over one year we decided to go visit NYC and picked Central Park as our destination. Since the pandemic hit we haven’t been there and I was really surprised and happy to see that the city is starting to go back to normal. There is so much to do in the city and I was excited to take the kids to explore. We went to our favorite sushi restaurant spot which is located on 81st street and 2nd avenue. And after that we went for a walk with the kids along Central Park and picked a nice spot in the picnic areas for the kids to run and play bubbles. Depois de mais de um ano sem visitar Nova York, resolvemos pegar as crianças e ir dar umas voltas 🙂 Estava louca pra comer no meu restaurante japonês favorite que fica na rua 81 com a segunda avenida. Saindo de lá fomos caminhando para o Central Park. Passamos em frente o MET museu e fiquei surpresa e feliz de ver que as coisas estão …

Tips To Prepare For A Safe Summer

Summer is finally here and I know many of us are excited to finally spend a “normal” few months outside with neighbors, friends, and family. It means lots of time outdoors, BBQs with friends and neighbors, gardening vegetables and fruits, and summer cleaning both inside and outside. It’s about spending quality time with the ones we love. However, with all the excitement there should be some tips and rules for your kids to have fun but also safe summer.  Have A Check List To Close Up For The Night There are a few basic things that you can do to keep your home and your kids safe this summer. One important point to do is to make a checklist of all the things that you need to do before you go to bed each night. Some of these items can be checking the windows and door ( and making sure they are closed and locked up tight ). You should also make sure that this includes the window, as many of us enjoy the fresh …

Flavor Your Life- Italian Cooking Class

I received this productfor free from Moms Meet to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links. Eating healthy nowdays is a priority for most people. But when it comes to choosing what is good for us, it can be difficult to know what to pick. One item I always make sure I have home, is olive oil but I have to admit I always feel lost when shopping for it. There are many varieties! Do I pick virgin, extra virgin, cold press, and where should it come from? Some say it’s okay to cook with, some say it’s not. Help please! Thanks to the Flavor Your Life campaign it all becomes more clear! This campaign was created to provide education to U.S. consumers so we can make good decisions when purchasing extra virgin olive oil. It is supported by the European Union, Unaprol, and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture. I had the opportunity to attend a Flavor Your Life Italian cooking virtual class and here …

Our Stay at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™, Williamsport, Maryland

We received free lodging at this resort. All opinions are my own. Last week we had the opportunity to spend 3 nights at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Resort in Williamsport, MD. During our stay I got a lot of questions about this camping experience, so today I am sharing all of the details with you. If your family is in need of a trip away from home and you are looking for a beautiful natural setting to encourage kids to enjoy the outdoors without having to plan a complicated family camping itinerary, look no further. Jellystone Park™ is a camp-resort, which means they provide a camp experience for all levels of travelers. Whether you choose the comforts of a cabin, the adventure of tent camping, or you just want to park your RV in a full-service site, you will be covered! Accomodations With two little kids (4 and 2 years old) having a comfortable space and accessibility to basics like shower and AC/ heat is a must. We enjoyed all the perks of camping vacation …

Our Favorite Pajamas: Pact Dream Big

This post is in partnership with Moms Meet and all opinions are my own. My oldest son, now 4 years old has very sensitive skin. If he wears any fabric other than cotton he starts to get itchy and gets very unconfortable. So I had to change the way I shop, specially for his pajamas, which is an item he spends lots of hours in it. When he was a little baby, I was introduced to Pact which is known as Earth’s Favorite™ clothing company. Their pajamas are made with 100% organic cotton that is GOTS certified, soft and breathable without toxic chemicals. Pact strives to make sustainable kids’ clothing affordable, and they’ve been quite successful in achieving this mission. Relative to most other ethical or sustainable kids’ clothing brands, they are less expensive. Despite using organic cotton and partnering with Fair Trade Certified™ factories, they keep their costs to customers down in part by creating really simple clothes and sustainable basics. They also sell basics in bundles to further reduce the cost per item …

How to Create a Safe Backyard for your Kids

Have you recently moved into a new home, or have you done a lot of work to your outside space recently? Or, maybe your kids are just now wanting to play outside after the cold winter months. Either way, it can be hard to learn how to create a safe backyard for your kids. There are so many different things to focus on and consider and every yard is different. If you are just now trying to create a safe outdoor play space, follow these tips: Inspect their play areas Before anything else, you should probably inspect your entire outdoor space. Pick out the spots that you can improve and definitely make sure you know if everything is safe enough for your kids and any animals, as well. Worried about snakes? Make sure leaves are picked up and any spots that they would love to hang out in are blocked off. If you have a designated play area such as a playground, make it safe. Make sure the playground or treehouse is safely secured and …

4 Ways to Become a Happier Version of Yourself

So many of us go through our day to day life just partially satisfied with how things are going for us. Are we truly happy? Maybe some of us are, but a lot are not. We are here for a reason and in the scheme of things, our lives are pretty short when you look at the big picture. That is why I think that we truly need to live life to the fullest and become the happiest version of ourselves possible. Seize every single day, focus on happiness, and truly become the best YOU out there with these tips. Keep reading to find out 4 ways to become a happier version of yourself: Say “yes” to life When you’re faced with an amazing opportunity, go for it! If you’re a morning person, stop waiting around for your best friend who likes to sleep in and go to the gym for the 5:00 a.m. spin class. Or if you’re a night person, stop choosing to go to concerts with your friends who fall asleep at …

Silver Birches Resort: A Roundup of our Stay

If you are trying to whisk away from the stress of everyday life and need some rest and relaxation, I definitely recommend a getaway to the Poconos. This week, we started off our Monday on an adventure road trip to Silver Birches Resort in Hawley, PA for a two night stay. It’s within a 2 hour drive from New Jersey and it’s incredibly convenient and you’ll get some awesome views just while driving there! I’m always a fan of vacations where the scenery driving brings you joy! The resort is located in a quiet community surrounded by the scenic Lake Wallenpaupack. They have a really cool concept and offer several types of accommodations including vintage hotel rooms, suites in their historic inn, different sized houses for larger groups, and cottages which are perfect for families and have a trully home feel. We stayed at cottage 117 which has two bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, living room with gas fireplace and one bathroom with stand up shower which was great because the boys are used to it …

Dressy Tops + Jeans + White Sneakers

A few years ago I would never wear jeans with sneakers let alone with a dressy top. Sneakers were for gym or a very sporty outfit. Thank God for the sporty sneaker trend. I’m loving to pair it with different styles like dress, skirts and even jeans. For today outfits I put out two cute options with dressy tops and jeans. A alguns anos atrás eu jamais usaria calça jeans com tênis esportivo. Ainda mais com uma blusinha mais arrumadinha. Resumindo o tênis era somente para academia ou um look bem esportivo. Mas graças a tendência de tênis com tudo meu conceito mudou! Estou amando explorar várias opções de looks usando tênis. E para os dois looks que separei pra hoje, estou usando a mesma calça jeans mom style e o tênis branco super leve e confortável, só mudei as blusinhas. The first outfit I picked this dressy button down shirt and tucked inside mom jeans. The white sneakers gave a cool finish to the outfit plus I was super comfy and able to play …

Cute Spring Outfits

Today is finally first day of Spring! If you like me are ready to dress some cute outfits, you should definitely check out the beautiful tops Shein has now for Spring! I picked two really adorable blouses that are super light and breezy and it’s under $15! For the first causal outfit I opted for a more comfy look using this nice straight leg jeans with the cutest blush blouse and flat sandals. For the second outfit, I used that same jeans, I’m loving this straight leg cropped style! I paired with another flowy green blouse and tucked inside for a longer silhouette look. I chose to wear this outfit with a platform sandals for an edge finish. Which of the two is your favorite? I love both blouses and will be wearing them all spring and summer long. You can use my code PADONI to get an extra 15% off your entire purchase at Shein.com Oiii pessoal! Finalmente hoje chegou a primavera aqui nos EUA. Adoro essa estação e já não via a hora …