Changes in Latitude Changes in Altitude

We're HOME!!!  We spent the last 9 days on an AMAZING road trip! Our first "big" road trip with the trio!

We drove from our home in Tampa, way up in to the North Carolina mountains. We had a big change in Latitude AND Altitude

In honor of that, I play for you today Changes in Latitude Changes in Attitude (or my play on words...ALTITUDE!!)

Ronin and Ella look miserable in this photo! We had just hiked to the TOP of Mt. Pisgah which is 5,721 feet ABOVE sea level, and considering we pretty much live at sea level, it was quite the hike for my gang! They actually really liked it! I have so many pictures to share with you all and such funny stories!!

Have you taken a road trip with your kids? How far have you gone?


Happy Father's Day!

Father's Day is this Sunday June 16th. I'd just like to take a quick minute to wish all the men in my life a VERY HAPPY Father's Day.

To my husband-you are my EVERYTHING. My rock, my biggest supporter, my strongest ally. Thanks for all you do for me, for our kids, for our family. Thank you for letting me get a dog. Thank you for supporting me when I decided to take a huge leap of faith and begin my adventure in to social media. I know that had to be hard for you because you are not as social as me.  Thank you for working so hard for us. We do not want for anything (well, I'd LOVE a Porsche Cayenne, but I'll work on getting that on my own Tongue Out) I wrote a little something special for James.

James and I married when we were in our late 20′s. I was 27, he was 28. We waited years to have children. I was 32 when our first child was born, he was 33.

Looking back, I know I became a mother before Haley was even born. When I was pregnant with her, I was already her mother. A Trisomy18 false-positive scared me to my core. My husband took it in stride. And then she was born and my husband became a father.

The day my husband became a father, I loved him even more.

The day my husband caught Ella in the flower garden, he amazed me beyond belief and 359 days later….

The day my husband caught Ronin, I knew he was capable of anything.

The strong hands that held mine – now held tiny little fingers.

The strong arms that held me – now cradled a soft, sleeping baby.

The chest that rested my head – now rested a sleeping newborn.

The voice that used to sing me to sleep, was now soothing an upset infant.

And when I see him with them now, I know: marrying him was the best decision I ever made.

I love you James. Happy Father’s Day.


To my dad-I know you sometimes read my blog. I hope you decide to read it today. I know things are different between us now than they used to be. I remember being a young child and you were my everything. We had an unbreakable bond. But as we both got older, things changed. I moved away to go to college, I got married and moved further away. And now I have my own family. It's hard to believe I haven't seen you since September. It makes me sad. But it's life. And sometimes life sucks. Just know that I will always love you and I think of you every single day. You helped to shape me in to the person I am today.

Happy Father's Day!!

FRS: Review and Giveaway

I love caffeine! Having a busy schedule, three kids that keep me on my toes, a workout schedule that is invigorating, and tons of chores, oh and life, caffeine is a little pick-me-up that gets me through the day. But in the heat of the Florida summer, I don't like to drink my coffee hot. I like it COLD. And black.  Neither of which does anything for my taste buds.

I was so happy when I received this care package from FRS!! I immediately put the cans in my fridge to make them nice and cold!! Perfect for a mid-afternoon pick me up!!

What is FRS? It is basically an energy and endurance product. It delivers sustained energy, endurance and immune system support. The driving force of this product is called Quercetin. Quercetin is an antioxidant found in the skins of blueberries, apples and grapes.

I was sent several cans of the ready to drink beverages, a box of the powdered drink mix, and a sample of the energy chews. I am bringing the powdered drink mix on vacation and my husband LOVED the energy chews. For me, my favorite drink was the orange!!! It was so tasty!!

FRS was originally developed by health scientists who found that it was an effective way to deliver sustained energy for chemotherapy patients. I wish I would have known about this product when my mama was battling breast cancer (she's a 10 year survivor!! Go Mama!!). It's packed with healthy antioxidants, vitamins, and green tea extract and works at the cellular level to help your body produce its own natural energy! 

FRS can be purchased at GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Kroeger, Whole Foods, Rite Aie, Meijer, Walgreens, Harris Tetter and online at If you are heading to the store to buy some, be sure to print out this coupon for $1 off!

FRS also wants to give one of my readers with your very own trial pack. It has a retail value of $30 and is available to US Residents ONLY!

What do you have to do to win??

All you have to do to enter is visit and leave a comment below telling me which product you’d like to try.

I'll pick a winner Monday June 24th.


This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of FRS. All opinions are my own.