The Saguaro Hotel, Scottsdale, Arizona

The Saguaro Hotel, Scottsdale, Arizona #scottsdale #arizona #hotel | mybigfathappylife.com

  I just realized that I never wrote about the time that we spent at The Saguaro – a Joie De Vivre Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona. When we arrived at the hotel we were met by a valet, who instructed us where to park while we checked-in.  We were warmly greeted at the front desk, the check-in [...]

Skinny Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream #fall #dessert #autumn #recipe | mybigfathappylife.com

Disclosure: My Big Fat Happy Life is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. I love fall, but living in the South means that even though I want it to be fall [...]

Braun ThermoScan 5 Thermometer Review

Braun Thermoscan 5 Thermometer Review #BraunTherms #Influencer | mybigfathappylife.com

Disclosure: I received the Braun ThermoScan 5 thermometer for free for testing purposes from Influenster.  All opinions, as always, are my own.   When your child is sick, you want a thermometer that can read your child’s temperature in seconds and that’s just what the new Braun ThermoScan 5 does.  This thermometer is easy to use [...]

Get Outside & Explore Layout

Get Outside & Explore Scrapbook Layout #scrapbooking #scrapbook | mybigfathappylife.com

Disclosure: My Big Fat Happy Life is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.   I am really enjoying using a sketch to help me scrapbook 12×12 layouts again.  While I used to [...]

Unexpected Fun & Lessons Learned

Unexpected Fun and Lesson Learned #kidsactivities | mybigfathappylife.com

Sometimes the simplest projects are the most fun to your child.  I had been putting off washing the dog’s kennel for several weeks.  When I finally moved the kennel onto our back porch, S asked me why I put it outside.  When I told her it needed to be washed, she begged me to let [...]

10 Tips for Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival

10 Tips for Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival #epcot #waltdisneyworld #foodandwinefestival | mybigfathappylife.com

One of my favorite times of the year to visit Disney World is during Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival.  Why?  Because Disney sets up an additional 25+ marketplaces featuring tapas-sized portions of food, wine, beer and cocktails.  Each marketplace is specific to a country or region with most of the food/drinks priced from $3.00-$8.00.  [...]

Blueberry Banana Bread Muffins

Blueberry Banana Bread Muffins #blueberry #recipe | mybigfathappylife.com

Disclosure: My Big Fat Happy Life is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.  We went blueberry picking in July at a local U Pick Farm.  We had fun picking blueberries and even [...]

Kiwi Crate August Review

Kiwi Crate August 2014 Review - a wonderful kids subscription box #artsandcrafts #imaginative #kiwicrate | mybigfathappylife.com

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Wow! Talk about a fun, creative, educational subscription box for kids!  We had so much fun with Kiwi Crate this month.  The theme for this month’s box was wonders of water and we received three activities.  Kiwi Crate thinks of everything that you will need to complete their projects and [...]

How to Make Fall Scented Paint

How to Make Fall Scented Paint #artsandcrafts #kidsactivity #fall | mybigfathappylife.com

I love the smells of fall!  Pumpkin pie, cinnamon, and nutmeg!  Since S really enjoys painting, I decided to add spices to her paints to make them scented just like fall.  This makes for a fun sensory experience.  We used just regular tempura washable paints and dumped in enough spices to be able to smell [...]

Discovering Louisiana: Cohn Arboretum in Baton Rouge

Discovering Louisiana: Cohn Arboretum in Baton Rouge #cohnarboretum #batonrouge #louisiana | mybigfathappylife.com

We love to go outside and explore.  One of our favorite things is to go on walks in different parks and nature preserves. We have visited the Cohn Arboretum in Baton Rouge several times in the past couple years.  The Arboretum tends to be fairly quiet.   There is always lots to explore along the [...]