You may have seen changes here on the blog lately, I have some exciting news coming very soon about this blog and our presence within this community. I love blogging and sharing daily life with you all over social media (@themagnoliamom) more to come soon with a STUNNING new design, filled with e-resources 😀
For now can we all just admire how amazing these kids have adjusted to virtual learning!!
2019 Kids Gift Guide
We got each of our boys one of these this year! These bikes are built to last, they have a 5 star pants rating and from what we can tell by assembling them they are top quality and will last for years to come.
We got these for our boys last year but they still made the list since they are our #1 go to on road trips and for media time. We have full control over the movies that are downloaded and without internet access we know that is all they can see.
This watch makes telling time fun, it will allow kids to learn how to tell time, set alarms, play games, take pictures and have fun safely without internet.
This is such a fun way for Tot’s to start learning their name, how it looks and the spelling I think this is perfect for ages 1-3! The quality and colors are amazing!
Being outdoors is one of our favorite things, I love these scooters from PlayWheels so much that we got one for each of our boys! The 3 Wheel version is perfect for our 3 year old and the two wheel one for our 5 year old.
I always love to include educational toys that are fun and will help my kids learn! Learning Resources has been a favorite of mine for years and this does not disappoint. It is great quality and again perfect for my kids ages (3-6) and beyond!
These are a great stocking item, this game is so fun! it helps kids recognize emotion using emojis and will help them express how they feel.
If your craving that Bahamian sun but just don’t have a full week to get on a cruise, I get it, and I have the BEST solution Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, the only two-night cruises to Grand Bahama Island year round from Port Palm Beach! We absolutely LOVE cruising but sometimes our busy schedules don’t allow a full week cruise.
Thank you Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line for hosting my family, all opinions are my own.
Port of Palm Beach is so convenient, they offer valet parking for just $20 per day. This was so convenient, we just pulled right up to the entrance and were able to unload everything and not worry about having a long walk back to the car when we got back.
We opted to walk our bags on, another perk of a two-day cruise is not much luggage! We had a total of 3 small carry on size bags and our double stroller. Our accommodations were ready when we got aboard, we opted for a Family Interior room with a full bed and bunk beds, super cool for the boys, they absolutely loved the bunk beds!!!
Our accommodations were perfect for our family on a two day vacation.
We lounged around and found some arcade games for the boys, had a few drinks and got ready for dinner.
Our boys love to get dressed up, so we brought some cute casual – formal outfits from dinner.
Overall I would pack Swimsuit, cover-ups, shorts and t-shirts, one formal/casual outfit. Honestly this cruise was very easy to pack for everyone is very laid back and there to have a good time.
We got to Grand Bahama Island the next morning, this is an industrial port probably not like the other ports you’ve been too, so be SURE to book an excursion!! we headed to the beach for the day and had a blast!
That night we headed to a show in the theater, and got spoiled with chocolate covered strawberries and wine. The perfect ending to our refreshing quick family getaway!
To book your Bahamas Paradise Cruise, go to their website HERE or Call (800) 995-3201
If your like me and believe in the power of walking into a neat and tidy bedroom weather your just grabbing something quickly or getting ready for bed, there is something about walking into a clean and tidy room with the bed made !
We upgraded our bedding to our all time favorite Beddy’s Bedding “Love at First White” king size with cotton Inside and we haven’t looked back!
First off the bedding itself is AMAZING ! I know it is truly hard to believe bedding can be amazing but just trust me and try it 🙂
This is my happy place, this is my bed and there is nothing in the world like your own bed.
Now every morning I have a new habit of just zipping up my side of the bed when I get up, my husband does the same and just like that we have a beautiful made bed, everyday.
The detail is beautiful and perfect for our room, I love how many different designs Beddy’s offers you can change them out seasonally or just swap when you wash.
I’m sure you will see much more Beddy’s around here as we keep adding detail to our New Master!
Happy New Year!
A vacation before The Holidays!? Yup! You herd right, and it was PERFECT! I have always had gifts bought by Black Friday, the holidays planned out with every detail covered. This year we we did something I thought was crazy and went on a cruise two weeks before Christmas 🎄
Let me tell you, it was the BEST! It gave us time to focus on the kids and have a great time as a family of 4, Royal Caribbean’s children’s program is awesome 😎 and have The adults time to go have a nice dinner and have great conversation as well!
the FOOD WAS SO GOOD!!!
Family friendly shows proved to be a favorite!
We left on Brilliance if the Seas out of Tampa, FL. The staff was SO friendly and ready to help with anything we needed.
The ship was a blast with activities at all times for anything you might be interested in 🙂
We love cruising and will most likely pick this type of vacation over any other , if your thinking of taking that cruise TAKE IT!
Thank you Royal Caribbean for treating us like family and helping us make memories for a lifetime!
I have recently feel in LOVE with the Laura Ashley brand, they have been around for ever and I never realized how modern and chic the brand was !
This candle was perfect for my moms love of everything coastal ! Look how beautiful that packaging is.
I have been building my holiday decor over the years, nothing makes me happier than adding quality pieces to my collection.
Check out this big guy! This Santa door stopper is too cute! And added a fun festive touch to our living room area, not to mention it’s really helpful when bringing in all those shopping hauls that have happened over the past few weeks!
Personal fav! This pudding mug, OMG it holds so much coffee!! Perfect for the one who always drinks two cups but doesn’t want to get up and refill ! So me.
This cookie cutter set includes bags and ribbons perfect for a teacher gift, neighbor gift or even to back the cookies and gift them !
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Looking for the Christmas Gift that will give everlasting memories? I’ve got you covered !!
We’ve ben to Xtreme Xperience 2 years in a row now, and can proudly say DO IT! trust me when I say it’s an experience you/ they will never forget. They have a super cool gift card you can give so they can schedule with the date and track of their preference.
We attend at The Palm Beach International Race Way here in south Florida
This year we enjoyed Xtream together we got to do a ride along before hand and it was AMAZING!!This is definitely a #bucketlist gift 🎁 so if your still looking they have gift certificates!!!
We recently added this amazing Smart Control gas can to our workshop and we couldn’t be happier!
Gone are the days of split gas, and a worried mom. This gas can has a child lock and is so easy to use !
This smart control gas can would make an excellent gift 🎁 use it as an add on to a tool box or “man toy” ATV ect…
Get yours at http://www.scepter.com !
Our Top picks for Toys 2018 are in! Marvel really took the show this year, Iron Man Headquarters and Spider-Man Skate Boards will bring smiles this year. Check out my amazing finds for the boys for 2018.
Playskool Heroes Marvel Super Hero Adventures Iron Man Headquarters I was surprised with this awesome toy as it is larger than you would expect to give lots of room to explore the different areas and tackle different missions. A must for any Marvel Super Hero Loving Kid!!
Marvel Spider-man Super Web Slinger this is an Uber cool toy that can be used as an activity outside which I love ! If you run out of web fluid it also comes with a water web shooter !
Nerf ! An essential with my boys, these micro shots are the perfect size for getting them. These definitely make their games of cops and robbers a lot more FUN!
You can find all these amazing products over at Hasbro Toy Shop HERE!!
Let’s take a minute and take skateboarding 🛹 How surprised are the boys going to be Christmas morning when they both wake up to a Spider-Man Skateboard! We love PlayWheels and these awesome boards!
A Kitchen! Yes, it matches mine 🙂 how cute is this Farm To Table Kitchen by KidKraft ?
It’s perfect, I held off getting them a kitchen until I thought they would actually use it and I was right they are the perfect age ! I’ve ate a farm fresh lunch thanks to my boys almost everyday 🙂
This was a pretty cool find that we’ve all gotten a kick out of! this Toilet paper shooter by Jakks is awesome for outdoor fun it uses a roll of toilet paper as ammo which is convenient since it’s always in the house.
I hope you love this collection as much as we do !