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New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning- All You Need to Know

Thank you New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning for hosting us. As always, opinions are still 100% my own. Last Friday we experienced views of a lifetime! We went for the first time to the 38th annual New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning, the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America. The festival of ballooning took place at Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ for three days (July 23-25). The New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning features concerts, family entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, fireworks, balloon glow and much more. Not to mention that the festival is super Instagram-worthy. So if you’re looking for a way to uniquely celebrate the summer with your family, keep reading to learn all about this festival and hopefully if you have not attended this year, you can plan for next year which will happen on July 29-31, 2022. About the Balloons    For our family, watching the hot air balloons take off in the sky was the best part of the festival. The kids would …

Liberty Science Center- The New Dino Dig Exhibit

Thank you Liberty Science Center for inviting us to preview the Dino Dig Adventure. As always, this post is 100% my opinion. My boys have been on a dinosaur phase. They love everything from books to toys, they play dinosaurs around the house pretending they are one and are so excited to learn things when it has to do with these magnificent prehistoric creatures. So I was super excited to be invited to spend the day exploring Liberty Science Center in Jersey City and to preview their new exhibit Dino Dig Adventure which will be open to the public tomorrow, July 21. In addition to the already amazing exhibits and experiences, LSC is also offering fun ways to learn all about dinosaurs! Families of all ages can enjoy a wide range of activities to keep kids bodies and minds active. The Dino Dig is set up outside on the second floor. It is a rooftop with beautiful views of the NYC skyline. Guests of all ages are invited to be real paleontologists for the day …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …