It’s better at the blue: Blue Harbor Resort, WI (coupon)

Written in partnership with US Family Guides & Blue Harbor Resort & Spa. Any opinions are my own.

Are you in the Midwest area and looking for a fun family getaway? We’re always looking for something new and exciting for the kids… we’re up for anything within a couple of hours from home. So, we’re thrilled to have found this resort and the kids can’t wait to go!

Blue Harbor Resort

It’s Better At The Blue! Blue Harbor Resort & Spa is the #1 resort on Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan coast. With stunning beachfront and water views, Blue Harbor Resort features:

  • 182 suites and 64 villas
  • more than 17,000 square feet of meeting and event space
  • a 54,000 square-foot indoor water park entertainment area including a mini glow golf course
  • a full service spa
  • three restaurants
  • recreation amenities including water sports and access to the Bull golf course

Blue Harbor Resort

The water park a new surf simulator, The Riptide, an interactive lighthouse water fort, a four-story water activity center, suspension bridges, cargo nets, web crawls, and tons more!

Kids of all ages? There’s the S.S. Minnow shipwreck pool for babies with zero-depth entry, floor geysers, and spray features. The recreation pool has a lilly hopper, water basketball, and floating sea friends. Molly’s Moat is the leisure river and the Turtle Tub is a giant whirlpool.

Blue Harbor Resort

This award winning resort is located just two hours north in nearby and scenic Sheboygan, WI, known as the “Malibu of the Midwest.” It’s definitely worth a drive for a one-night or weekend getaway! We’re going soon and the kids are going to LOVE IT! We’re going to enjoy the fun and beautiful views of Lake Michigan, too.

The mini glow golf course will be a bit hit. I’ll be sure to update with our favorite parts after our visit so check back! Want to check it out? Visit BlueHarborResort.com or call 866.701.BLUE for more information.

Blue Harbor Resort

My readers receive FREE Water Park Passes and savings up to 30% OFF with this exclusive Blue Harbor Resort coupon.

Written in partnership with US Family Guides & Blue Harbor Resort & Spa. Any opinions are my own.

Spring cleaning and turning 30

You guys. I turn 30 on Friday.

I love having an April birthday… it’s spring, the warmer weather is coming, the sun is out, and we get some fantastic rain storms.

THIS April, I turn 30.

My typical annual spring cleaning seems to have a different meaning this year… out with the old, in with the new. Goodbye to the twenties, hello to the thirties.

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Spring cleaning to welcome a new decade…

Clean out that wardrobe! I always have to put away my winter clothes at the end of the season and pull out my spring and summer outfits. Maybe this year I’ll ditch the ripped jean shorts and distressed NKOTB tee? Do 30-year-olds wear that? (kidding, because I’ll wear what I want ;))

Make a plan. What are your goals for the rest of 2015? Spring is the time get a fresh start! I think when you hit 30 you’ve lived a bit, experienced some of life, and know more about what your passions are. What’s next? What’s coming up for your 4th decade?

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Go crazy & have fun. I don’t know about you, but warm weather makes me think of cookouts and parties. We love hosting and spring is the time to clean up our deck and get out the outdoor decorations! And for your 30s? Do something adventurous.

Organize. No matter how much organizing we do, there’s always more—spring cleaning is usually when we give it a good go and get most of it done until next year. The garage, the closets, the bathrooms, the playroom… label bins, sort, throw away or donate… The same goes for your 30s, organize your priorities.

Out with the old, in with the new. This is my favorite… obviously spring cleaning is the perfect time for this; it fits in with cleaning out the wardrobe, making a plan, and organizing. In my life, I have finally realized (just shy of 30 years), to let go of all the negativity. I don’t have space for that energy. Out with the old… pictures of how things are “supposed” to be, friends that I’ve grown apart from, people that bring me down, and self doubt. In with the new… positive energy, supportive friends, exciting plans, and a whole new decade of experience to gain.

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Okay, with all that busy spring cleaning work, did you actually get any part of your home clean?! Wasn’t that supposed to be the point?! Oops. The closets may be organized, but who sees that? Take my “I’m 30, ain’t nobody got time for that” cleaning tip: make it SMELL CLEAN.

I mean, you light an apple scented candle and everyone thinks you’ve been baking all day, right? So light some fresh and clean scented candles and everyone will automatically think your home is clean ;) Ah, tricks of the mind.

I do my one-stop-shopping at Walmart, right around the corner from my house. While I’m picking up my bins for organizing this spring, I’ll grab some spring scents from the air care aisle, too. Did you know Walmart has exclusive scents? Glade Sunshine Showers (YUM), Febreze Sage Lemon Grass, and Airwick Hot Springs… among hundreds of others! Glade’s Poppy Grove and Airwick’s Sunshine Cotton might be some of my favorites. HELLO, SPRING!

And enjoy those 30s while you’re in ‘em ;)

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This post was written in partnership with Acorn and SC Johnson, A Family Company. All thoughts & opinions are my own.

 

Spring Shopping: OshKosh B’Gosh (coupon)

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’Gosh. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Winter is always rough when you have little kids in the house. Playing in the snow is fun… the first time or two… but by the end of the season we just want to get OUT of the house! We want some sunshine and vitamin d, we want to explore the outdoors and have some fun!

For the past week we’ve been enjoying some wonderful spring weather–finally! We packed

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Urbini Dream Nursery Instagram Contest

I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Urbini. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

By now you may be familiar with Urbini—the new baby gear brand headquartered in Boston that’s making waves with its strollers and car seats. We have the super lightweight and awesome Hummingbird stroller.

I’m thrilled to help announce that Urbini has a NEW line of nursery furniture! To showcase this line, Urbini has created the

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Clean Eating Tips for Beginners

As many of you know, my husband and I recently overhauled the ingredients in our kitchen. I went all in and threw away most processed and refined foods. Out with all the added sugar! We aim for fresh foods, organic meats and produce, less dairy, and the occasional complex carbs like whole grains. It has been wonderful! We have more energy, have both lost weight, and just feel better all around.

Before we started this lifestyle, I thought it would be difficult. I hate to cook and I don’t meal plan very well. I

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A nursery room humidifier for your essential oils!

Winter in the midwest can be brutal—everyone gets sick, the house gets so dry, we’re stuck indoors… (ps: there are 26 days until spring). We have a big humidifier always on in our basement to help combat the winter dryness, but I find that it still bothers me at night when we’re upstairs in our bedrooms for 6+ hours. Portable humidifiers are a beautiful thing!

We have the digital humidifier and diffuser from Babymoov. It’s in our (almost) 3-year-old daughter’s room most of the time, but we move it around if someone isn’t

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Save with MyMixx app: one-stop shopping at Jewel-Osco

Jewel-Osco stores have a brand new app to bring you the best savings quickly and easily. I wrote about all the features and how to use MyMixx a couple of weeks ago. Let’s just say—it’s so easy, I got my husband to download it AND use it at the store, too

“Clip” coupons, check weekly ads, and create a shopping list right from your phone. At checkout,

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