Best End Of Summer Vacation Spots



Hello everyone. 🙂  I hope you all have been enjoying your summer thus far.  It’s hard to believe it’s almost over!  Say it ain’t so!  Well, unfortunately…it is soon winding down & the kids will be going back to school soon.  Bummer!  No, worries…I have some last-minute vacation spots that may help cheer you up. 🙂


Hawaii Trip


Aloha! No one can resist the beautiful sandy beaches of beautiful Hawaii… Check out these deals & jump on it before they get away 🙂


Florida Trip


The land of Mickey Mouse & Shamu, never really has an “off” season, but hotel rates are often around their lowest points of the year at the end of the summer. The reason? With schools nearly back in session, very few families are taking the kids to the Magic Kingdom in August or September. The result? Shorter lines at popular attractions & savings of as much as 50% on Orlando hotels and entertainment.  Yay for you! 🙂


The Caribbean


Got calypso? If summer tanning didn’t pan out, there’s still time. Resorts across the Caribbean and Mexico’s East Coast are offering savings of 50% or more this time of year, as “hurricane season” keeps travelers away. Armed with travel insurance, however, sun-seekers can score a great last-minute deal for all-inclusive resorts and luxury getaways. Also, great fares to Puerto Rico and vacation deals to popular spots such as the Bahamas, Dominican Republic and the Cayman Islands.


The Rockies & Southwest


Postcard-perfect views, luxury resorts, top-rated golf courses and spas … the Western U.S. has a lot to offer, and for savvy  travelers, now’s the time to go! You’ll find Arizona resorts looking to lure back visitors after a hot summer and Colorado resorts attempting to fill room nights before ski season starts. In a few months, prices will double or triple at these resorts.

Well, I hope some of you will be able to take advantage & travel to some of these awesome places, but if not…hey, there’s nothing like a short drive across town, or another cook-out in the backyard!  Bon voyage! Until next time… “Toodles!” 🙂



Fun Friday – 5 Thrilling Summer Camp Activities Your Kids Will Love

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It’s June! If not already, school for most will soon be out, & summer will officially begin within a matter of weeks! Unbelievable right? Well, I have some great ideas to help keep the kiddies busy. Enjoy! 😊



Scavenger Hunt



“I spy with my little eye”… there’s nothing like a good game of clue, or a scavenger hunt. Kids love the chance to look for various treasures & prizes with a few fun clues to lead them.  It’s an amazing way to create a fun activity for all to participate in, & can be used to create healthy competition between campers.



Rope Swings

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This is an oldie, but a goodie form of fun. Rope swings have been around forever, but I assure you, the fun remains the same! Usually, you can also increase or decrease, this ultra-thrilling experience to fit your liking, by using different platform heights to swing high over bodies of water ending in a safe yet thrilling splash!



Mega Slip-N-Slide




A mega slip n slide isn’t like any other slip n slide you’ve seen before. You can transform any hill or steady slope from ordinary to extraordinary, by adding tarps and other slick materials. (within safety measures) This slip n slide can be as long and as wide as desired which ensures maximum fun for campers.



Extreme Zipline

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Now, this is for the brave! Extreme caution goes without saying with this sport, but if done safely…is nothing short of a blast!  Thrill seekers travel all over the world to take part in zip lining experiences. Zip lines are a great way to see the campground’s surroundings. This is a surefire way to get campers involved and ready for an exciting ride. 🙂



Horseback Riding


I’ve always been a great fan of horses growing up myself, so this would be an amazing adventure for most kids.  Horseback riding is a great way to experience the outdoors & ones own surroundings. Interacting with animals in a hands on way makes horseback riding a unique way to experience nature.


Awesome huh? Now go & get the kiddies signed up! Enjoy your weekend, “Toodles!”😀

Fun Friday – Spring’s Finest Hurrah!

Hey, happy Friday!  As the saying goes, “April showers brings May flowers”….so, I wanted to share some beautiful spring photos that captured spring at its peak, especially the floral trees & bushes, before the month of May ends, & summer officially hits. Enjoy! 😊









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Breathtakingly Gorgeous!

Fun Friday – Beautiful Spring Garden Ideas

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Happy Friday, we’ve made it through another week.  Spring is definitely in full swing, so I’ve decided to share these beautiful garden pics, that may help inspire you to get your landscaping & gardening on! Also, if you’re interested in involving the kids with the gardening…click here. Enjoy! 😊



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No grass? No problem. This is an awesome solution for those that lack greenery.



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This is just gorgeous!




How cozy is this! This is my fav pic. A great way to relax after a long day



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If you only have a patio or balcony, this simple, yet colorful look works perfectly


Inspired yet? Which pics do YOU like best?  Leave your comments 🙂


Fun Friday – Labor Day Weekend Ideas

Hello everyone, it’s Friday! Whew….I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a very crazy week!  I apologize for this late post, per my computer has been acting up ALL week & I’m just getting things back in order.  I even missed my Wednesday post, but oh well…life happens.  Ok, enough about me, let’s get down to business.  How was your week? I hope it was better than mine. 🙂 Labor Day is coming up, so this is the perfect time for a few quick getaway ideas with the family.


Go To A Water Park

Splish splash!  Depending on where you live, this more than likely may be the last time you & the family may be able to get out & enjoy the warm weather, so let the pool party begin! Even the local pool down the street will suffice, if you can’t get to a major water park, just have fun!


Road Trip!

Now, I am all for going for a drive on the road!  Pack up the bags & head to the next town over to visit with other family & friends, or go on a camping trip. Take a quick getaway to the beach….one last time before the year ends.  Just remember to bring card games & hand-held electronic games to keep down the bickering & conflict in the back seat. 🙂


A Trip To The Zoo

There’s nothing like family bonding while viewing nature’s creatures.  Enjoy the different sites & wonders of our furry & non-furry friends.



Backyard Bash

Maybe you don’t have plans to go anywhere, but you still want to make the most of the weekend.  Ok, just have a party in your own backyard.  You can even invite the friends over for a backyard water balloon fight, or pull out the water sprinklers, if you don’t have access to a pool.  Get out the grill for one last BBQ bash. 🙂

Well, whatever you decide to do, have a fun, safe Labor Day weekend! Until next time, “Toodles!” 🙂