This anniversary was a special one, as it was our first one in seven years (since having kids), we got to celebrate as just the two of us. I want to thank my mom and The Grand America for making it unforgettable for the both of us.
As we were packing up after our stay, I got really choked up thinking about all the future memories I want to make here. I want to celebrate many more anniversaries here. I want to spend the night before Holland gets married with her here and help her get ready for her wedding day here. I want to decorate the honeymoon suits for my boys after their wedding days here, etc.
Life is so beautiful and should be celebrated. The Grand America has a sense of nostalgia about it that takes special life moments and elevates them. The memories we made will be ones I carry with me through my entire life. I never want to forget this anniversary.
We celebrated with the Anniversay Package, which included; two keepsake robes + slippers, chocolate truffles, a baby package for Brooklyn (I wasn’t certain he wasn’t coming with), a rose, spa passes (which we never got around to using, we never left the room until we had too) and $100 dollar spend credit to use at the hotel (we used for room service, and souviners)
I am so thankful for our time at The Grand America and highly recommend it as a great place for a very romantic getaway and any special life moment worth remembering and celebrating.
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Say hello to my little friend. Meet iXpand Flash Drive, the little guy on the end of my phone. I never leave home without him, he’s the best travel companion for me and my iPhone because he holds all that is most precious and dear to me, i.e. pictures and videos of my family.
Ever try taking a pic and then you run out of storage? Yeah me too! Gone are the days when your phone will alert you right in the middle of trying to take a photo that your storage is full, thanks to Sandisk iXpand Flash Drive.
Instead, take confidence in knowing you can take all the photos you want because the iXpand Flash Drive delivers a fast and simple way to free up space on your iPhone and iPad by automatically backing up your camera roll so that you’re always ready to capture more memories.
This has me wishing I had this little friend earlier this summer. The iXpand would have been extremely useful had I had it before I dropped my phone into the ocean. I was heart-broken, as I watched my phone sink down in the ocean blue and all I could do was sit there in my kayak. I knew right then and there I didn’t just lose my phone, but all the memories were sinking with it. If I had my phone backed up on the iXpand Flash and onto my computer I would have only of lost my phone all my photos and videos would have all been safely stored onto my iXpand Flash. Woulda Coulda Shoulda!
Get the iXpand Flash, download the mobile app, easily found in the app store. Anytime the drive is connected to your iPhone or iPad the camera roll is automatically backup. No need to manually select which photos to back up. Every time you plug it in, it does the work for you. So easy, so simply, so worth it!
We are currently still using his crib mattress and darling crib sheets from Jump Off Jo in a toddler bed as we wait for his new bed to be finished. I can’t wait to show you his new big boy bedroom. Its going to be my favorite room in the home, stay tuned.
We love the innocence and beauty of the artwork on it. I have been super impressed with the quality and love how there has been no bleeding of colors when the deep rich colors against the bright white are washed together. After months and moths of wear, it still looks brand new.
We are still using the double sided milestone cards as sweet Brooklyn continues to grow. Right now he is getting ultra chatty and vocal. Pretty soon he’s going to be talking and I am not sure if I am ready for it.
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I remember when we moved a couple of years ago, the hardest part was leaving the home where I brought 3 of my kids home to. As soon as we moved into our current home I knew I wanted to bring one more baby home into this house.
It was like the first time all over again as we got to decorate my sweet babies nursery. We went with the Jump Off Jo crib sheet because of the innocence and beauty of the artwork on it. I have been super impressed with the quality and love how there has been no bleeding of colors when the deep rich colors against the bright white are washed together. After months and moths of wear, it still looks brand new.
Something else we did with our last baby, compared to our first three babies, we took milestone pictures every month using the Jump Off Jo crib sheet has a backdrop and the Jump Off Jo milestone cards.
We have received so many compliments on how cute Brooklyn’s nursery is thanks to Jump Off Jo. As adorable as his crib looks now with his smiling in it, it even looks cuter when sweet Brooklyn is snoozing in it!
This post was sponsored by Playtex® Simply Gentle Glide™. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I know guacamole is extra, but so am I!
Don’t get me wrong, my burritos and my attitude can be “over the top” at times, or my blog/instagram pictures as a matter of fact. LOL sometimes you just got to laugh at yourself. Like me trying to take these photos in a suit too small (or is this the cut to show this much hip cleavage? I really don’t know these days) all while on bended knee when I have half a dozen stitches in my knee. You get the picture.
But some things should never be extra, like the ingredients in your tampon. In a world of extra, when it comes to tampons, you want a product that has the things you need – comfort, protection, and none of the “extra” bells and whistles you don’t! Playtex® Simply Gentle Glide™ is a BPA free tampon that’s free from colors and dyes, so you can keep it simple. It’s made with purified fibers washed up to 5 times, and weaved together to form an absorbent core. Every ingredient used in Playtex® Simply Gentle Glide™ tampons is rigorously evaluated to provide reliable protection that you can trust to be gentle and safe for your body. With 360º Protection™ that shapes to your body for just the right fit, you get simply the gentle protection you need without the extra!
How I keep my sanity day in & day out mothering 4 children, 6 and under, is by simplifying ALL things, feminine hygiene products included. No tricks, no gimmicks just the necessities.
Having 4 back to back pregnancies, I wasn’t getting my period. Pregnant for 9 months + a year or two of nursing per child, and then getting pregnant again while breastfeeding. Learn from me breastfeeding is not a contraceptive. A period delayer but not a contraceptive. Anyways, fast forward 7 years and here I am, still nursing my baby at 16 months and guess who decided to start knocking on my door.
YUP! I have recently restarted getting visits from my monthly “visitor”. I got my first little visitor at a complete surprise to me. Like I said, I usually just jump right into a new pregnancy while I am still breastfeeding, no menstruating.
So there I was at Kroger like a kid in the ice cream parlor trying to choose between 31 flavors. I couldn’t believe what I was choosing between, and I was shocked by all the new variety of tampons that had been developed and discovered since the last time I needed to use and purchase them. I kept asking myself where is the simple tampon that does its job and does it well. I need those ones. And then I found them. I went with Playtex® Simply Gentle Glide™ Tampons. Seemed pretty straight forward to me, it had me with simple, since I am drawn to all things simple these days.
Playtex® Simply Gentle Glide™ was the simple choice and at such a great value. While you are thinking about cutting out those extras in your life, checkout this hilarious video starring D’Arcy Carden. When you are done, head to your nearest Kroger store and pick up a package of Playtex® Simply Gentle Glide™ tampons. To get an even greater value on your own box, you can find a coupon here!