Sock Monkey Visits Universal Studios and a FREE Harry Potter Word Search

A FREE Harry Potter Wordsearch Everyone loves printable activities and this FREE Harry Potter Wordsearch puzzle does not disappoint. It is fun to use with kids and adults at home, in the classroom and for party bags. I think it is most fun to print and send to a Harry Potter fan in your life. Getting mail is the best. We used this word search puzzle to teach our kids …

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How to Make a Travel Journal

How to Make a Travel Journal

How to Make a Travel Journal I am super excited to show you how to make a travel journal that can be customized and personalized to totally fit your style and travels. The ideas and techniques used in this travel journal could be transferred to any size or shape of journal – store bought or handmade. Therm-O-Web has the best adhesives that travel well in a zipper pouch.  They are …

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5 Reasons to Stay at Marriott Lexington City Center

 5 Reasons to Stay at Marriott Lexington City Center I am a University of Kentucky Wildcat and LOVE getting back to my university town every chance I get.  I recently was there because Jordan has my alma mater as one of her top schools as she is narrowing down her college of choice.  We stayed in the heart of the city and here are my top 5 Reasons to Stay at …

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Gaylord Rockies Weekend Getaway

Gaylord Rockies Girl Weekend

It is time to stop what you are doing and plan a Gaylord Rockies weekend getaway with Marriott! I am totally a fan of spending quality time with people I love in places that are amazing and let me tell you, Gaylord Rockies totally is one of these places.  I am confident that could write a book about my last weekend getaway to Gaylord Rockies but instead I am going …

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Harry Potter Licorice Wands

Harry Potter Licorice Wands

Harry Potter Licorice Wands These Harry Potter Licorice Wands dipped in chocolate help to celebrate the magic of our trip to Universal Orlando! They are a great treat to make for Harry Potter birthday party or any event that includes magic. We are counting down the days until we head to Universal Studios in Florida.  I am of the belief that getting ready to go is half the fun!  In …

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Top Five Reasons to Visit the Ocean

The ocean is calling and I must go!  It has been too long (well since May ;)) since we visited the South Carolina coast so we are planning a trip!, this time to Myrtle Beach!!!  I want to not only share the Great Myrtle Beach Condo Giveaway but also my top five reasons to visit the ocean! It happens every time.  I visit the coast and my soul gets renewed.  …

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The Mountains Are Calling

Mountains are Calling Laura Kelly Designs Printable

The mountains are calling and I must go.  For real.  This morning when I drove J to school, the view from the top of the hill was breathtaking.  The skies are clear and the mountains are glistening with magic that radiates all the way to my neighborhood in Centennial, CO.  And so I must listen to my inner voice that is screaming, pack up and go.  I am heading to …

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Lexington Hotel Autograph Collection

The Lexington Hotel Autograph Collection NYC Review

In the month of February I traveled to NYC twice for four days each time.  Both times I stayed at the Lexington Hotel Autograph Collection in Midtown.  It is a fabulous sort-of-a-secret boutique establishment.  It is perfect for those quick getaways to the city with friends.  I am thrilled to share that it is a part of the Marriott Rewards Program.  I am a Marriott enthusiast (if there is such …

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Starbucks Reserve in NYC

Starbucks Reserve NYC Bar and Roastery

It is so true that I have done a lot of traveling this year. I always love it most when a travel experience leaves a mark in my heart that stays after the trip has come to an end.  I spent a weekend with my longtime best friend Lisa and gosh, we had a ball in NYC!  We ran across the Starbucks Reserve in NYC and oh my gosh, it …

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