Author: Jaqueline Spadoni

Our Stay at Lighthouse Inn, Cape Cod

We received free lodging at Lighthouse Inn, and as always, all opinions are 100% my own. Every summer, we pack the kids into the car and go on a road trip mini vacation. We have visited places in Florida, South Carolina, Maryland, Pensylvania, among others that are closer to home in New Jersey. This time we chose Massachusetts! I’ve always wanted to travel to Cape Cod after hearing it is one of Massachusetts’ most beloved summer destinations, and now I totally understand why! With beautiful beaches, charming coastal towns, and a wide variety of unique activities, a getaway to Cape Cod is a memorable experience that you’ll be talking about for years to come. Last week we had the opportunity to spend 3 nights at the Lighthouse Inn, and I could not be happier! I shared a few highlights of our trip on Instagram and today I am sharing all the details here with you. Lighthouse Inn is located in West Dennis, MA on Cape Cod. Opened in 1938, this family owned and operated full-service …

Dino Safari USA- Our Visit to Freehold, NJ Location

Thank you Dino Safari USA for hosting us. As always, all opinions are still 100% my own. This summer, I have made a commitment to try and find things to do and places to visit around New Jersey with my kids and when I heard that Dino Safari USA was coming to different locations in NJ I got really excited! My 4 year old is fascinated with dinosaurs and his little brother is just learning to like them as well. So yesterday we grabbed our dino toys, got in the car and went for an adventure at the Dino Safari USA drive thru located at the Freehold Raceway mall and the boys had an awesome time. During the entertaining drive thru experience you can get up and close to more than 40 life-size moving dinosaurs including Triceratops, Microraptor and the famous T. Rex my boys love so much! During the adventure you can learn about each continent and the dinos that lived there, learn about how dinosaurs evolved over time and discoveries paleontologists have made …

3 Easy Ways to Style Wide Leg Pants

I’m loving the wide leg pants trend happening right now. As long as you wear tops that define your waist, wide leg pants outfits are super flattering. It’s a great option for summer and it’s lightweight and comfortable. I chose this cute white one from Shein and I love that it has a shorts underneath so it’s not see through. Outfit #1 For this one I picked one basic nude tee and tucked inside. A full tuck defines your waist, which is important with these wide pants. It works with any tee. I love the combination of nude, neutral colors with white but any color tee shirt would do the trick, even a graphic tee would be cool. Outfit #2 Wide leg pants make a great swim cover up! They’d be so cute pulled on for dinner after a day at the pool or the beach, or just to wear down to the sand or while lounging at the pool. I love using it with a one piece swimsuit and a cute beach bag! Outfit …

Two Outfits Wearing Linen Shorts

It’s warm and the perfect weather for comfy shorts!I got these shorts which comes in a pack with two. They are versatile and great for everyday use! I picked these two neutral colors that goes with everything! You can pair it with a tee shirt and you are ready to go! Slide sandals or sneakers make it a complete comfy outfit! I styled two outfits with these shorts. The first one I wanted to use slide sandals and I paired with this basic, everyday neutral tee shirt. Cute and comfy I loved the neutral colors! The second outfit I wanted something more sporty to go for a walk with the boys so I paired it also with a tee shirt tucked inside and sneakers. Added a hat for a complete sporty outfit! I love how both outfits are versatile and perfect for everyday use! Outfits are Shein and you use code PADONI and get 15% off any order you make! Check Instagram for videos of the outfits! Tee shirt: http://shein.top/7oke079 ID 2433899 Shorts set: http://shein.top/b1ambc6

Fun Night at the New Jersey State Fair Meadowlands

Thank you to State Fair Meadowlands for hosting us. As always, opinions are still 100% my own. Summer is officially here and we are ready for some fun! I’ve been looking for local things to do with kids this season and adding them all up to my bucket list. And to celebrate the first week of summer fun adventure, nothing better than a State Fair! Our family looks forward to State Fair Meadowlands every year! Last time we went though was when Gabriel was one year old, back in 2018. Then the following year Raphael was born and 2020 was canceled! So when we heard that this year they were opening, we had to visit! If you want to experience a big carnival fun this summer, State Fair Meadowlands is your destination. It’s located at MetLife Stadium parking lot from June 20th until July 11th. They are open weeknights from 5 pm to 12 am, Fridays from 3 pm to 1 am, Saturdays from 2 pm to 1 am and Sundays from 2 pm to …

Wayfare Plant-Based Pudding- My Kids Love it

I received this product for free from MomsMeet.com to use and post my honest opinion. Compensation for this post was provided. This year we have a bucket list of things we want to accomplish with kids during Summer. One of these things is to get outside for a hike or walk in the park at least three times a week. But with two little ones, you have to think ahead of what snacks to bring, because after a long walk all they want is something to eat. I have been packing some plant-based puddings on our lunchbox and the whole family loves it. Wayfare puddings have a perfect consistency and its very creamy with a smooth mouthfeel and a light richness. Its a bit different from the the dairy pudding you get in a box, but it is vegan and made with far better ingredients for your family. Their goal is to help people live healthier lives by providing their plant-based food options. They use beans, oats and seeds as base for their products and …

Yearly Home Maintenance Tips

Maintaining a clean home every year might not seem that difficult until you look at your home and figure out what you need to do. What are some of the tips that you need to check into? I have a few must-have tips to help you work on your home every year. 1. Carbon Monoxide Check: If you have a house full of guests that stay for a few days, many things are happening more often than not. The oven is being used more, the shower and water heater are struggling to keep up and the fireplace and furnace are being used to fight the cold nights. With all of these in overdrive, one thing that is working hard is your carbon monoxide detector. If you don’t have one, put this on your list as soon as possible. Detectors are available at home centers and discount stores around the area. You can find more information about these alarms at your local stores but you’ll want to make sure that they are properly installed to keep …

Outfit: Summer Dress and Straw Bag

Happy first day of Summer! Summer is my favorite season to shop for dresses and I especially like finding bright summery dresses to wear. I am loving Shein selection of dresses this season. So many cute prints and styles to choose from. I am in love with this floral A-line dress. Its lightweight and the length hits at just the right spot on my legs. Its the perfect summer sundress. I went with my true size small but if you have bigger bust I suggest going up one size as it runs a little on the smaller side. I paired it with a very cute straw bag. There’s just something about wearing a classic straw bag when summer finally hits. While the natural material usually has a low-key aesthetic, there are plenty of styles that look way luxe thanks to their structured silhouettes and unique handles. Whether you’re heading to the beach and you need a good carry-all tote, or you want to add more of a vacation flair to your ‘fits (without actually going …

3 Easy Ways to Style a White Button Up Shirt

Hello hello! Todays blog post features three very easy outfits wearing one shirt! I plan to continue this series here on the blog and give you guys ideas on “how to wear” staple pieces that you already own in your closet. A white button up shirt is a classic and timeless piece. You can use your creativity and wear it many ways. Dressed up or dressed down, the options are endless. So today I choose this cute white button up shirt from Shein. This shirt from the premium collection it’s made of cotton blend and the fit is relaxed. I needed a new basic white button up shirt and this relaxed fit one was perfect. Outfit #1 For this outfit I picked items everyone should have in their closet. I wore a high waisted cropped jeans and tucked the shirt inside. To elongate my legs, I wore a nude pair of heeled sandals. Gold accessories and some hair clips to finish the look. Outfit #2 For the second outfit, I decided to go a little …

Our Visit to Medieval Times in NJ- A Recap of a Fun Night

Thanks to Medieval Times Lyndhurst NJ for our complimentary invitation. Last night we had the opportunity to visit Medieval Times for the third time! My first time attending the show was back in 2008. It was actually a date night for me and my boyfriend, today my husband 🙂 After that we went back again with friends and family and had a blast. Now after hearing the news that they were reopening I wanted to take my two boys (4 and 2 year old) for their first experience. The Medieval Times is a themed dinner show that includes a feast, horse showcases, knight games and live-action battles and jousts. My older boy has been talking about seeing the horses all week long and last night he was so excited! They open the doors one hour before the show and the Medieval Times experience begins the moment you see the castle. Once inside, there are employees wearing traditional Middle Ages attire to greet you. The grand lobby has colorful decor lots of weapons displays with several …