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Day Trip To Nehalem Bay, Oregon!

We recently went up the Nehalem Bay, our favorite crabbing spot here in Oregon.  We love getting outdoors to fish, clam, and/or crab.  If you're in Portland and looking for a dreamy day trip, I have nothing but incredible things to say about Nehalem Bay.  Maybe you're visiting Oregon and looking a unique experience! We like to drive up and head straight to Kelly's Brighton Marina.   You can rent boats for less than a 100.00 per two hours, they also sell shell…

A Weekend Away In Baton Rouge: Where To Stay & Eat

Disclosure: Thanks so much to the Visit Baton Rouge team for hosting us while we were in the area. All opinions expressed are my own!Louisiana was the last stop on our "move trip." For those of you visiting this website for the first time, we recently moved from Portland, Oregon to Jacksonville, Florida! We made it into a cross country trek, stopping in some fun cities to explore along the way: 1) Boise, Idaho2) Provo, Utah3) Albuquerque, New Mexico4) Lubbock,…

How To Successfully Road Trip With Kids!

This post is sponsored by Sensible Portions but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.We travel a lot as a family, so it is crucial to us that our travels be efficient and affordable.One way we are able to cut back on our travel expenses is by taking road trips whenever we can. Pack Snacks- Packing snacks is crucial for planning a peaceful trip with kids! My kids Veggie Straws love Sensible Portions for car rides, beach trips,…

This Messy Season

Navigating The Airport With Kids Solo!

I have to admit when we decided to fly without my husband to San Diego, I was surprisingly nervous.  I've driven across the country with them multiple times and we have flown as a family multiple times, but I still found myself shivering in my high tops about navigating the airport with small kids in tow.  I decided I couldn't be the only person looking for practical advice for managing my squad so I took notes during our excursion and…

Can You Afford A Family Vacation This Year?

I did not grow up going on family vacations.  A family vacation for us was eating inside of the restaurant as opposed to only picking up our 39 cents Wednesday burgers through the drive thru.  My husband grew up with frugal parents who opted to travel more.  We knew that regular travel would be something of priority in our family's culture, and we are always looking for creative ways to make it happen.  Like everything else in our lives, we…

Disney Cruise Recap + A Video!

Disclosure: We were invited to Disney Social Media Moms, we paid a nominal fee to attend this conference and learn more from industry leaders at Disney. So, pretty much since we got back everyone maghas been eager to hear about our trip and I have been just as eager to divulge every single detail. It was truly a special trip. I have a confession though, I did have a favorite part. I absolutely loved the cruise component. I was a…

Oregon Coast Aquarium!

Disclosure: We are so grateful to the Oregon Coast Aquarium for giving us complimentary admission and a darling photo package in exchange for a review of their facility. Your support of this blog allows me more opportunities to explore and educate my children. Rest assured, I only promote brands I love on my site! I don't think we have ever turned down an opportunity to check out an aquarium. For as long as I can remember I have found them…