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Dutch Wonderland, Tips and Everything You Need to Know

Dutch Wonderland Tips

For anyone looking for a family friendly amusement park in the Northeast, Dutch Wonderland typically comes up in conversation. This is an amusement park that is focused on families with children about 10 and under. It's located near Lancaster, Pennsylvania and is about 2 hours from Washington, DC. After talking to my local Mom crew extensively, we made the trip this past weekend. Dutch Wonderland did not disappoint! We had a great time and truly benefited from those Mom crew chats. Which is why I want to pass on our Dutch Wonderland tips and everything...

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8 of the Most Fun Pool Floats

Most Fun Pool Floats

With warmer weather here and my pool officially opened for the season, it's time to stock up on the pool party essentials. After all, that's where I plan to spend a good majority of the next few months! This Memorial Day weekend has me happily at home working on getting my house prepped with fresh planted flowers, cute pool cushions, and of course the most fun pool floats that you've ever seen! Last year felt like it was all about that swan pool float. It took the world by storm. It was so pretty and you just...

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Summer Sweater, Perfect for Traveling

Summer Sweater Look

If  you've been following along on Instagram, you might already know but I have been a traveling fool this month. Our family just got back after a wonderful trip to Scotland and England to be in a gorgeous wedding of a dear friend. (Lots of photos and traveling family tips to share soon!) So why yes, I do look a little tired and jet lagged in this photo since for the first time I had not only my own jet lag to deal with but also two little ones who were off schedule. Eek! But...

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4 Tips for Summer Ready Skin

Splashing Poolside

Everyone knows that Summer is my absolute favorite time of year. When DC temps get crazy hot and humid I'm the one person you can count on to be annoyingly optimistic about it. Lets just sit outside and have a cocktail and forget how hot it is! Of course that doesn't mean that this fair Irish skin of mine can go unprotected. Here are some tips I do to keep this face of mine looking fresh all season long. I mean a girls gotta work with what she's got! 1. Hydration is the name of the...

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Three Summer Makeup Must Haves

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I  know it's still officially spring, but considering how hot it is outside in my neck of the woods now, I'm in full blown summer mode, so that's why I'm focusing on summer makeup must haves! I thought I would share some new products that I plan on adding to my summer makeup bag since it will surely be summer soon where most of you live too. If you're looking for the perfect neutral eye shadow, a lipstick that POPS or a fabulous flush of color to brush across your cheeks, you're in luck! I've...

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Shopbop Sale: Summer Staples

It's the Shopbop Friends and Family sale! A total favorite of ours! With 25% off of both full price and sale items through Thursday, there is no better time to stock up on stylish summer staples. Here is a round-up of our picks that we can't wait for as we get ready for hot temps and poolside parties! Shop our picks: The Ballerina One Piece / Leonard Sunglasses / water bottle / Mara Hoffman Maxi Dress / i am fun beach towel / Seea reversible bikini /Soleil Woven Beach Blanket Pareo Skirt / Kieri Sandals / shell necklace / Shashi...

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Summer Bucket List

Jake in Rain

In the past I haven't really been one to make seasonal bucket lists. I often thought the idea might create too much pressure for me to get everything done, or make me realize how little I'd actually accomplished. But recently I've had a change of heart. Our household has been busy lately. A little too busy. Too much work and not enough play. Last week was a very rainy week. Kind of a downer after a gorgeous weekend of hot summer weather. On the fourth grey and rainy day in a row Jake was losing it....

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