Monday, August 21, 2017

Family Vacation 2017: Gatlinburg, TN - Part 1

I have been taking my sweet time going through all of my pictures from our trip to Gatlinburg, TN in July 2017. I have so many pictures and so much to share that this will most likely be broken down into three parts, to cover each day.

We loaded up and headed out of Indiana around 9:00 AM on July 5. This marked our first trip as a family of four! The best thing about this trip for me, outside of the desperate need for a change of scenery, was that we were meeting my brother and his family for a joint family vacation. Now, mind you - when I say vacation this was a very short trip unfortunately, but we enjoy our much needed family time.

For those who don't know, I'm from Virginia. All of my family lives there still, including my brother, his wife and my two nieces. From where we currently live and my hometown, it's roughly 11 hours so we don't get to visit as much as we would like. We look forward to any time we get to see them. This trip also marked the first time they were going to met my youngest, Lennox!

Leading up to the trip I was so anxious about the drive. It was a little over six hours for us, which would be Lennox's longest trip ever. He barely last the 45 minutes to Costco so I didn't think for one second he would last the entire trip without a ton of breaks.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Monthly Favorites | July 2017

Oh, was July a month to remember! We packed it full of everything summer is made of - swimming lessons, family gatherings, fireworks, cookouts and a family vacation to Gatlinburg, TN. I'm seriously exhausted just thinking about it.

With July ending and August on the horizon, I thought I would do something new. I've been blogging on and off since 2012, one thing I love reading from other bloggers is a monthly recap. Some recap their favorite projects, books they have read, things they have done or their empties (products they have emptied). I've always loved reading these, so I decided to bring that fun over here to Twenty63!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Product Review: Survival Hax Tactical Pen Review

How is it the middle of July already? Life has been having a way of getting away from me lately, we have been dealing with some family issues and we took a much needed break from life and enjoyed the Smokey Mountains for a few days last week (more on that in another post). However, before family issues and before a short vacation, I was giving the opportunity from Survival Hax to test and review their Tactical LED Pen with Glassbreaker. As soon as I looked into the Tactical Pen, I knew I wanted to get my hands on it for multiple reasons.

I know many of you may think a review of a Tactical LED Pen is super strange over here on Twenty63, but it 100% fits into our life. I love doing product reviews but only for products that are authentic products my family would use and what I think would be a great product to share with you all. So, let's discuss first why I was so interested in learning more about the Tactical LED Pen.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Product Review & Recipe: Flavor Your Life Campaign | Apple Cinnamon Granola with Olive Oil

Disclaimer: I received this product for free from Moms Meet (, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

Hey y'all! Today, I am bringing you two great things - one amazing granola recipe and some great information to help you understand authentic extra virgin olive oil from Europe!