June 29, 2013

Speed Date Saturday #4!




Can you believe we've been doing SDS for a whole month, crazy right?
In that time, school has ended for me, my grad courses has finished and I've welcomed summer with a heat wave!

Today I'm working at my waitressing job since I took tomorrow off for my baby brothers graduation from high school! So crazy! Then Monday starts up summer school!

What are you going next week? Are you in summer mode yet?

So this week the accounts you are linking up are Bloglovin' and Instagram. Do you love Instagram as much as I do? If you don't have it, why not?!


The Rules

Follow your hosts:
They will always be the first few links, and will say {HOST} and {CO-HOST}.

Link-up profiles only:
No tutorials, giveaways etc.

Date:
Go and visit at least 5 of your fellow linkers.

Get linking. We can't wait to come and say Hi!

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and then, she {snapped}

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June 28, 2013

FEED USA + Target Collaboration



I love most of Target's collaborations: Kate Young, Prabal Gurung, and Nieman Marcus to name a few but I am really in love with Target's newest collaboration: FEED USA, which is spearheaded by Lauren Bush.

The idea is simple: for every item purchased a predetermined amount of meals will be donated to families and children who could not access the food otherwise.







You'll be able to find all of these items starting June 30th (this Sunday!!) in your local Target store. 

Not in love? Check out more items on the FEED USA website! I've got my eye on a bag that Rachel Roy collaborated on!

And seriously, how can I say no? I'm shopping and saving the world. ;)



June 25, 2013

Sesame Place : A Family Vacation Photo Dump


I've already written about our vacation to Philadelphia a bit.  About our visit to the Philadelphia Zoo, The Please Touch Museum, and walking around historic Philadelphia, but really, the real reason we went was to go to Sesame Place!

Emmalee was just shy of two when we went and she loved it!
We got there bright and early, right when it opened at 10.




Characters are randomly around the park throughout the day to take pictures with. And no, I don't know this child.




Emmalee wasn't sure if she liked the teacups and carousel more, but we went on each of them about 4 times a piece!
I wouldn't recommend bringing a child much younger than 2.  Many of the rides you have to be 36" to ride and my daughter was about 1" too short. 

I absolutely recommend checking out on of the free shows that goes on during the day.
All the showtimes are listed on the back of the days map (located by the front gate).  Try and get there a bit early to get a good seat!



Even better than the free shows? Lunch with the cast of characters!
Sesame Place offers lunch, brunch, dinner, and special cookouts on certain days!
We opted for lunch in the middle of the day, which was a perfect way to take a break after going on all the rides.

For about $50, all 3 of us had an all you can eat buffet and it was super good!
Emma didn't even have to pay since she wasn't 2 yet!

The best part about it was that since Emmalee still wasn't sure how she felt about the characters, they could walk by and wave, without her freaking out that they were too close! There were no lines to meet any of them and some of the characters even said hi to the grown ups!



 After lunch, we put on our bathing suits and hit the water park area of Sesame Place!
I really love the wading pools in Twiddlebug Land... and the HUGE Ernie!
We spent a good 3 hours just in the pools!




We absolutely loved Sesame Place and we would love to go back in another year when Emmalee is big enough to ride on more rides!

If you are thinking about going:

1. Have a bit of a game plan.  We knew we were going to do rides, then lunch, then the water park so we were able to leave our bathing suits in the car until after lunch.  Just remember to get your hand stamped before you leave!

2. Book a character meal! They are so so worth it! However, if you don't want to, pack a lunch! there are picnic tables by the parking lot to sit and eat but again: remember to get your hand stamped!

3. Take lots of pictures! It was so much fun!


June 24, 2013

Historic Philadelphia: Photo Dump


On our vacation, we took 1 day to just walk around.
The city of brotherly love is gorgeous!














June 22, 2013

Speed Date Saturday #3




Hey Sweet Peas! How has your week been? Thank You so, so, so much to everyone who linked up last week. We have followed you all, and can't wait to get to know you better. 

So this week the accounts you are linking up are Bloglovin' and Facebook. I only started my Facebook page last week so I can't wait for more likes! Pretty please, haha. 
Seriously, though guys, go and mingle!


The Rules

Follow your hosts:
They will always be the first few links, and will say {HOST} and {CO-HOST}.

Link-up profiles only:
No tutorials, giveaways etc.

Date:
Go and visit at least 5 of your fellow linkers.

Get linking. We can't wait to come and say Hi!

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and then, she {snapped}

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June 20, 2013

Philadelphia Zoo


All week I'll sharing little tid-bits of our first family trip!

Over Memorial Day Weekend, we took our first family vacation!
We went to Philadelphia for a 4 day weekend and were we busy!

We spent the first morning at the Philadelphia Zoo.


We were immediately greeted by a gorgeous stone elephant statue!


Emmalee's favorite are the monkeys! She loves saying "oooh ooh" at them.



David was so excited to see the kangaroos!






After a couple hours, Emmalee was ready for a nap!

The Philadelphia Zoo was a perfect trip for us.
Just enough animals to keep her entertained without overwhelming her.

It was a little bit drizzly at time, but the Zoo's many indoor attractions gave us a few places to escape into to!
Emmalee had such a great time and we will absolutely head to the zoo if we visit again!



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