Thursday, May 21, 2015

Discover Boating for Father's Day

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles


Celebrate Dad with Boating

I was just talking to my family about going boating this summer.  As a resident of Florida, I love the water.  My kids, who also love the water, are excited to go since they have never been on a boat.  The water evokes happy feelings and memories for me.  A special memory I have on the water is when my husband and I went sailing on our honeymoon at one of our favorite places, St. Augustine, FL.  I also remember the first time I went fishing and my dad and uncle was there.  It has been a long time since spending much quality time with my dad and I think being on the water would be a sweet gift for Father's Day for any father. has plenty of boating videos, tips and insightful information on boating if you would like to spend time on the water for Father's Day or this summer without having to already own a boat. 

Discover Boating for Father's Day

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle #ChobaniKids Project

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles


Healthier Living with the #ChobaniKids Project

Once I had children, I knew that I had to pay more attention to eating and living healthier.  I also knew that a healthy lifestyle began at home but that may not always be easy when our lives get busy.  Eating unhealthy meals or snacks can become a convenience or sometimes, we give in to that sweet tooth every now and then!  It should be a priority to eat healthy, however and I try to practice that with my children on a regular basis.  I want to encourage other families to do so, too. That is why I am happy to participate in the #ChobaniKids Project so that I can pass along some ideas and tips for healthier living.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Celebrate with Anjolee's Custom Jewelry

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles

Design Customized Jewelry at Anjolee

Jewelry has been something that I have enjoyed wearing since I was a little girl.  I don't buy very expensive jewelry now because I have kids and I would rather spend the money on traveling or going out on little adventures around town or elsewhere.  I do like receiving a nice piece of jewelry or buying one for myself every now and then to celebrate a special occasion. That is why I was thrilled when Anjolee offered me a variety of choices on which jewelry to choose from to review.  I decided to go with a ring since I thought it would be perfect timing to "ring" in this blog's 3rd birthday/bloggiversary which is coming up on May 23rd! I'm excited to share our blog's birthday with you all at the end of this week while sharing this line of beautiful, high end jewelry including their diamond anniversary rings from Anjolee.   I think many of you will love the jewelry from Anjolee.  They offer jewelry that you can design and customize to fit any occasion whether it be as a treat for yourself or someone else. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tips for a Beach Trip with Kids

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles


Our Trip to Jacksonville Beach and Tips


School will be over soon which means summer break is approaching and beach trips will be on the list of go-to places for many families.  We actually got a chance to head to the beach when the weather was warm enough to visit a couple months ago (you know Florida weather, it is bipolar)!  We visited our local Jacksonville Beach for a couple hours and let the kids play in the sand, splash a little in the water and make a mermaid sand fin for my daughter.  We took these photos while there and now that beach season is back, I thought I would share some tips for taking a beach trip with kids.  

Jacksonville Beach, Family Summer Activities

Monday, May 11, 2015

May the Luck Be With You Giveaway

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles




It's time for another giveaway with The Hopping Bloggers and Up All Night Blogging!  This month, our giveaway hop theme is "May the Luck be with You" - #LuckyMayHop. I did not have any Star Wars-themed prizes to giveaway but since summer is on its way, I do have some fun activities for the kids!  This prize includes items like coloring/activity books, Avengers tattoos, summer items like beach ball, inflatable splash toy, rocket balloons and goggles.  See all the details and rules below.  Don't forget to enter the other giveaways from other bloggers.  No limits to how many prizes you can win!  The giveaway is open May 11 - 25th, 2015.


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Mother's Day Brunch Celebration {Printables}

 Written by, Bernadyn Nettles

Mother's Day Celebration and Printables

What are your plans for Mother's Day?  I think a fun way you can celebrate is with a Mother's Day brunch.  Invite your fellow mama friends, your mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister and their children.  Celebrate potluck-style and have everyone bring their favorite dish for breakfast or lunch.  Play games like a fun trivia game about each of the moms to see how well you know each other.  Exchange gifts following the rules of White Elephant.  If this sounds fun to you, you can find more details on suggestions to throw this Mother's Day celebration in my article for the Spring issue of Ella and Annie Magazine.  Check it out for all the fun details everyone will be sure to enjoy!  There are also some Mother's Day printables below you can print and use!

Mother's Day Brunch, Mother's Day Cards

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Fashionable and Customized Clothing at eShakti {Giveaway}

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles

  Wear Customized Clothes with eShakti Fashion

I always have trouble finding clothes that are the perfect fit and I do not want to spend a fortune to get each piece custom-tailored.  I am sure that this is a problem many women have, as well.  Finding the right fit is important and finding the right price for the right fit is important, too.  Also, shopping in stores for clothing has become more of a hassle as a busy mom!  I now prefer to shop online but shopping online comes with the problem of not knowing how a top or dress will fit on you.  That is why I am happy to share eShakti, a clothing website that creates customized clothing for women in sizes 0-36.  I am happy to share my experience with this company and to offer you a great giveaway with this brand!