• Food,  Happenings,  Style

    Jamaica, the happiest place in the world.

    Jamaica, a little piece of heaven nestled in the Caribbean Sea. Spanning 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in area, it is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles and the fourth-largest island country in the Caribbean. Jamaica lies about (90 mi) south of Cuba (another destination I’d love to explore). While many people associate Jamaica with coconuts, rum, and lilting accents, the country has so much more to offer! With 2.9 million people, Jamaica is the third-most populous Anglophone country in the Americas (after the United States and Canada), and the fourth-most populous country in the Caribbean. In 1994, Jamaica was the first Caribbean country to launch a website…

  • Family,  Food,  Health,  Kids

    Countdown to Spring with Sustainable Sprout!

      With a foot of snow expected by tomorrow in New England the kids and I are dreaming of warmer days! How cute are these seed packets from Sustainable Sprout?! I always start planting seeds with my son and daughter early spring so we have homegrown plants to put in our garden come summer. The kids love watching them grow from start to finish. We take photos and keep journals to chart he seeds’ progress!  I ordered these seeds from Sustaible Sprout on Amazon and we can’t wait to get them planted once all this snow clears and it’s actually spring. For those of you who live in New England…

  • Food,  Happenings

    Day Trip–New England Charm. Napa Style.

    A day trip in Rhode Island can lead to all kinds of adventures since the ocean and farm lands run alongside this beautiful area. This tiny state I call “home” is close to many amazing destinations that are reachable in less than two hours. Yesterday’s travels gave the phrase “Sunday drive” new meaning to me. First thing in the morning we jumped in the car and headed south with no set travel plans. It felt cool to be a beach day and we decided that heading into the country would be fun. I have a love for barns (antiques and new construction). I also am quite fond of farmscape gardens!…

  • Food,  Happenings

    Local Love for Merienda Tapas Bar & Restaurant

    I always love trying new restaurants, especially when they are close to home for me. Warren Rhode Island in an up and coming area for fine dining with beautiful seaside views. Water street is lined with shops, bars, and restaurants that make you want to get out of your car and stroll around. This summer Water street has been under construction, but that hasn’t stopped the locals from visiting including myself. This past Saturday evening, after being told the wait at a neighboring restaurant was an hour for a party of three, I decided to suggest a new tapas bar I had passed on the way called “Merienda.”  Merienda Tapas Bar &…

  • Food,  Happenings,  Style

    6 Summer Go-to Vodka Cocktails!

    6 Simple Summer Vodka Drinks that will have you SWOONING! By mid week I am usually ready to unwind and spend a couple of hours with friends catching up over a cocktail. I am a firm believer that having “adult time”makes you a better parent. It allows you time to take a break and regroup.  This week I joined a friend for cocktails and when I was presented with the menu (and so many drink choices) honestly , I was stumped! I love trying new drinks, but I have a pretty picky pallet. If I am not drinking wine, I like vodka and I want a cocktail that is light and…

  • Food,  Happenings,  Health,  Style

    144 days until summer

    “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” Summer will be here before we know it and I don’t believe in rushing the process of health. It takes time to change your body and it’s easier than you think. SkinnyMint is here to help you kick start your journey. You have 144 more days until the official start of summer. Order your 28 Day Ultimate Teatox now and get a FREE armband to help you workout in style. You won’t just look your best, you’ll feel it too.

  • Food,  Happenings,  Health

    Eating my way through Providence, RI

    “The 50 Best Places to Eat in Providence, RI Before You Die….” And I’ve eaten my way through only 17 of them! How can this be? I quickly scanned the list and my Instagram to see where my appetite has taken me since moving back to my home state of Rhode Island three short years ago. I may be a small person, but I have a big appetite! I can’t wait to put the remaining 33 restaurants on my 2017 Foodie Bucket list.  Below is my list of conquered restaurants. You can click the link and see where you need to dine in Providence RI before you die!   My conquered list:…

  • Food,  Happenings,  Health,  Style

    Newport Oyster Festival at Bowen’s Wharf

      Awww shucks, yesterday was such an amazing day at the Newport Oyster Festival. Let’s just say that (now) I’m a big fan of Rhode Island-grown oysters. Did you know that RI is home to upwards of 45 oyster farms? I am so impressed! After tasting from 13 different oyster farms at the festival I can tell you that the flavors are distinctive to each farm and absolutely delicious. (Pssst) Block Island oyster were my number one! The festival gave me the opportunity to sip wine, slurp oysters, and watch growers shuck alongside a select group of local restaurants on site. Oysters, lobster rolls, chowder and great company were all…

  • Family,  Food,  Kids,  Style

    Little love for our classmates

    The kids and I worked on creating simple and sweet valentines for their friends and classmates! One had to be “candy-free” because of school policy so we decided to do a fun Valentie offering a cute saying and gift! The other Valentine my little lady is handing out to her kindergarten class! Kids love lollipops (if candy is allowed). I thought “I’m a sucker for you” would make the kids giggle! I printed the cards from home and used a Google app called “Fotor” to create them. It offers free templates and the ability to custom design your project! The bouncy balls came from the $3.00 section at Target and the…

  • Food,  Happenings,  Kids,  Style

    Simple Halloween Craft

    With Halloween quickly approaching the kids and I wanted to create a simple and spooky gift idea for teachers and friends.  It’s a fun and easy to do craft. Especially if your little trick-or-treaters are as excited and busy as mine! Prep, creation, clean-up and drying all in under 20 minutes! The Supplies: 1 Mason Jar 5 Small bags of candy (we went with spooky eyeballs) Ribbon Fake Spider Hot Glue The Process: Fill mason jar with candy. Screw top on the mason jar and place spider. Hot glue your spider in wherever you see fitting. Allow glue to dry. Finish by tying off with a festive ribbon.