I’ve gotten so much positive feedback on the copycat Starbucks Pink Drink recipe I put up on the blog last month and I just wanted to thank you guys so much! Since most of us aren’t going out, it’s fun to try to make our favorites at home. What copycat recipe do you want me to share next?
𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭? ⁣
And if you missed the Pink Drink recipe, just click on the link in our bio or swipe up in stories. ⁣😊⁣
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I’ve gotten so much positive...

In case you missed it... yesterday I shared a free printable neighborhood scavenger hunt (link in bio). ⁣I didn’t mention that in addition to this scavenger hunt page, you’ll also receive 2 additional exclusive printable scavenger hunts! 🙌🏻⁣
Scavenger hunts are a great way to keep busy, get out of the house (safely) as a family, get some exercise and have some competitive fun! ⁣
Have you downloaded it yet?⁣
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In case you missed it......

Although our city is slowly opening up, we will be staying in and enjoying family time today. ⁣
We will also be doing a fun scavenger hunt around the neighborhood (I shared the free printable on the blog today so go and grab it - link in bio). ⁣
What are your plans?⁣
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Although our city is slowly...

Back in January, we visited @legolandflorida for the first time. One of the highlights of that trip, was discovering Granny's Apple Fries. We've been pretty obsessed with them since the first bite and wanted to try to recreate them at home.⁣
I researched, I googled, I tried two different recipes that I found online that claimed to be Legoland Granny apple fries copycat recipes. And they were both huge failures. ⁣
After a whole lot of brainstorming and trial and error, we fell back on something that seems to save the day for us on a regular basis... funnel cake batter. ⁣
We dipped our apple sticks in the batter, fried and tossed in a cinnamon sugar mix. OMG... HEAVEN.  Cinnamon sugar apple fries are EVERY 👏🏻 THING 👏🏻 and I’m sharing the recipe today on the blog (click on the link in our bio or swipe up in stories). ⁣
Would you dip them with caramel, whipped cream or both?⁣
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Back in January, we visited...

Easy recipe of the day.⁣
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Easy recipe of the day.⁣...

One of my fondest memories growing up was going fishing with my Papa and my Uncle (swipe left to see me and Papa just before one of those fishing adventures). #ad There was something about that special time outdoors, waiting to see if we could catch something, that still brings a smile to my face. ⁣
My kids have a very different childhood. While they love to play outside, most of their hobbies are done inside and include a screen. I often wish I could show them how much fun it was to have a technology-free childhood. ⁣
Now that we’ve been spending more time at home, we are making it our mission to introduce things from our own childhood, starting with fishing. I’m happy to report that we’ve added fishing to our weekly calendar, and we feel good about bonding over “reel time” with our kids, reminiscing about our childhood and passing along our nostalgia and knowledge of fishing to our kids with the help of these Just Add Nature kits. ⁣
Just Add Nature is easy, FUN and designed with kids in mind! Plus, you can pick them up at @walmart or on Walmart.com for under $8! ⁣
Have you ever taken your kids fishing? What ways are you incorporating outdoor time into your schedule? ⁣
Follow @JustAddNatureKids to check out fun videos with fishing tips and more that your kids are sure to love. And shop for your favorite kit by swiping up in stories.  #JustAddNatureKids #AdventureInABucket ⁣
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One of my fondest memories...

You know our family loves all things A-R-T. You can often find one of us drawing, sketching or painting #ad. So when we found out about BodyMark by BIC Temporary Tattoo Markers we couldn’t wait to try them out! Last week, Super Dad spent some much needed quality time with our oldest, Lucia, creating this gorgeous masterpiece. Didn’t he do a great job? Lucia also drew something to remind her of our late Nana on her other arm that turned out so beautiful. Check out our stories to see the video! I love it! ⁣
If your family loves art as much as we do, you’ll love these @BodyMarkbyBIC markers. They are special because they are designed to be used on skin. The flexible tip makes it easy to draw thin or broad lines. BodyMark comes in 8 vibrant colors and the designs can last a few days, but are also easily removable by concentrated soap and water or make up wipes. You can purchase them on Amazon (swipe up in stories). I’m thinking about pulling these out at our next kids party! Wouldn’t that be fun? ⁣
What would you use #bodymarkbybic for?⁣
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You know our family loves...

In just a few days, this beauty will turn 11. Where did the years go? ⁣
Iyla (pronounced eye-la) loves coding, Pokemon, talking to her friends, learning new languages (currently Hebrew and French) and hanging out with her sisters. ⁣
Iyla has a huge heart. This year, she is donating half of her birthday money to @cancerfreekids. She is going to change the world. I know it. ⁣
And while it may not be the birthday she imagined, the important thing is that we will be together. We will have a zoom party with friends and family, I’ll bake her a cake and make her a special dinner. She’ll open a present or two. We will make sure she knows how much we love her. ⁣
𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐣𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈𝐲𝐥𝐚 𝐚 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝟏𝟏𝐭𝐡 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐝𝐚𝐲. ⁣
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In just a few days,...

Since today is National Chocolate Chip Day, I asked my 10 year old what her all-time favorite chocolate chip dessert is. I wasn't at all surprised when she told me it was cannolis, because they are also my fave. But although I love to bake and I'm always up for a challenge, the idea of making my own cannoli shells scares me, mainly because I have the hardest time rolling out dough evenly. Anyone else have that problem? Any tips?⁣ Anyhoo, since she knows I'm not going to be making actual cannolis anytime soon, Iyla had the brilliant idea to make cannoli cupcakes instead. Genius! I am much more confident in my cupcake making abilities. So cannoli cupcakes it was! ⁣
Cinnamon and chocolate chip cupcakes with a mascarpone frosting, topped with mini chocolate chips and a cannoli chip. They turned out amazing and today I’m sharing the recipe on the blog. Just click on the link in our bio or swipe up in stories. ⁣
What is your favorite chocolate chip dessert?⁣
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Since today is National Chocolate...

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Today is actually “Dance Like a Chicken Day”. I had plans to dress Super Dad in a chicken costume and make him dance, but spending $50 on a chicken costume didn’t seem like the smartest financial decision, considering the circumstances. ⁣
So instead, enjoy this cute little video of Falynn dancing to her 3 year old rendition of her favorite Wicked song, Popular. Her little voice 😭⁣
#wicked #wickedthemusical #popular #populardancetrends #dancingqueen #dancingwiththestars #neverstopdancing #oldnavystyle #oldnavy #oldnavykids ⁣

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Our Annual Family Goals – Did We Crush 2019 and What Are Our 2020 Goals?

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Every year, we start our year by making a list of the ten things we want to do differently. We tell each other what those goals are and try to hold each other accountable. Last year, we shared these goals on the blog so that we could come back and see how many we accomplished, how many we are still working on and how many we gave up on and why. Yesterday, we went through the goals to see how we did and couldn’t wait to share it all with you. Plus, we are sharing our 2020 goals.


Mom Achieved 7/10

  1. Live fearlessly and not let anxiety stop me from living. NO (but still working on it)
  2. Grow as a person, recognize my faults and improve them. YES
  3. Challenge myself to grow professionally as a writer and photographer. YES (but will continue)
  4. Learn SEO. YES (thought I still have more to learn)
  5. Make time to read for fun. YES
  6. Find our forever home (build or buy). NOT YET
  7. Get healthy and stay healthy, both for myself and my family. YES
  8. Make new friends and invest time to grow the relationships that already exist. YES
  9. Travel a little farther out of my comfort zone. NO
  10. Make more “me” time. Do my hair, makeup and relax more. YES

Dad Achieved 5/10

  1. Spend more time with the family. YES
  2. Read more books. YES
  3. CENSORED *will share this one at a later date. NOT YET (but so close)
  4. Read the bible. YES
  5. Eat healthier. NO
  6. Finish all of the unfinished projects around the house. YES
  7. Take Mom out on more dates. NO
  8. Land the ideal job. NO
  9. Be more involved in the community and church. YES
  10. Take up a new hobby with my wife. NO

Lucia Achieved 3/10

  1. Do better in school and get all A’s. YES
  2. Improve my drawing. NO
  3. Be more organized. NO
  4. Spend more time with my sisters. NO
  5. Keep my room cleaner. NO
  6. Eat healthier. YES
  7. Exercise more. YES
  8. Get more sleep. NO
  9. Walk our dog more. NO
  10. Spend less time on my phone. NO

Iyla Achieved 5/10

  1. Be more organized. NO
  2. Read more books. YES
  3. Learn to speak Spanish. NO
  4. Get more work done at school. YES
  5. Be better at Social Studies. YES
  6. Travel more. YES
  7. Work on my coding skills. YES
  8. Help around the house more. NO
  9. Face my fear of windows. NO
  10. Get more rest at night. NO

Falynn Achieved 7/10

  1. Go on a field trip to Universal Studios. – NO
  2. Play with our new dog. – YES
  3. Play soccer outside. YES
  4. Play on the trampoline. YES
  5. Learn how to make planets. NO
  6. Learn how to draw animals that are hard for me. NO
  7. Have fun with my friends. YES
  8. Go to Jensen Beach. YES
  9. Do all of my homework. YES
  10. Have fun with my family. YES

We each had our obstacles and struggles but are looking forward to our new set of goals and a new mindset that we can accomplish anything we really put our minds too. Here are our 2020 goals!

Mom’s Goals

  1. Continue to push myself, even if I feel anxious.
  2. Read more for fun.
  3. Create a cookbook.
  4. Push my photography skills to a new level.
  5. Be more present.
  6. Exercise at least twice a week.
  7. Buy our forever home.
  8. Travel more.
  9. Save money.
  10. Eat healthier.

Dad’s Goals

  1. Go on more dates with my wife.
  2. Land my ideal job.
  3. *CENSORED (will share as soon as it happens).
  4. Find our forever home.
  5. Get my kids to clean more.
  6. Lose 40 lbs.
  7. Be healthier.
  8. Meet 50 new people.
  9. Learn more bible verses.
  10. Play more with the kids.

14 Year Old Lucia’s Goals

  1. Be happier.
  2. Take better care of my dog.
  3. Tell my dog she’s pretty everyday for a whole year.
  4. Get more sleep.
  5. Find some good friends.
  6. Stay awake for New Years.
  7. Pass Geometry.
  8. Go on the Polar Express.
  9. Get my learners permit.
  10. Get a job.

10 Year Old Iyla’s Goals

  1. Read even more.
  2. Work on coding.
  3. Get better at baseball.
  4. Get better at skateboarding.
  5. Have bigger feet.
  6. Take more showers.
  7. Brush my teeth regularly.
  8. Keep my room clean.
  9. Get through the first year of middle school.
  10. Travel to North Carolina or New York.

7 Year Old Falynn’s Goals

  1. Get better at basketball.
  2. Draw better.
  3. Eat healthier.
  4. Take a shower more.
  5. Remember to brush my teeth.
  6. Get better at skateboarding.
  7. Keeping my room clean (Mom is forcing this one on me).
  8. Spend more time with family.
  9. Play with my dog more.
  10. Go to Sea World.

What are your goals this year? Do you believe that they are realistic and achievable? Have you ever written them down and looked back at the end of the year to see what you accomplished? Comment below and let us know.

Every year we share our family's goals for the year. This year, we're sharing how many we accomplished as well as our goals for 2020.


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  • Lea Luminarias
    January 9, 2020

    Wow! Great minds. I have kinda similar notes on my Evernote. They are very great to read at the end of the year because they help you motivate to do more, and it’s a win-win feeling to actually rememner your achievement no matter how small.

  • Dana Brillante-Peller
    January 8, 2020

    Excited you were able to make time for family and visit Jensen Beach. You’ll need to visit the other places this year.

  • Asia
    January 8, 2020

    I just love that you got the little girls to put some goals down, so cute! Great thinking!

  • Angela
    January 8, 2020

    I love that you make family goals! It is such a great idea and good to share on your blog for accountability!!

  • Nicole
    January 7, 2020

    I love this! What a good idea to write out goals for the whole family to look back on. We may have to do this! Great job on all your goals and ones in progress!!

  • Chrissie
    January 6, 2020

    I love this! Definitely want to do this with my kids when they’re older. My only goal for this year is BALANCE. I’ve got to find it somehow.

  • Sharon
    January 6, 2020

    I love that the whole family got in on the resolutions! Even 1 acheived is a great goal. Awesome job!
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  • Ola
    January 6, 2020

    This is amazing.

    It is something I’d love to discuss with my wife. This is my first time coming here and I am glued already.

    Reading is part of my goal for this year. I believe reading is very powerful, someone can become a mini-expert on a topic if he/she just read 3 books on that topic. And they can become an expert if they read like 100 books and implement the teachings in the books.

    It is all my personal opinions from my experience.

    Please keep up the good work on this site.
    Much Love.

  • Stephany Brown
    January 4, 2020

    I loved reading this! You goals you all accomplished is seriously so motivating!

  • Connie
    January 4, 2020

    Those are some pretty solid goals. Hope you’re able to accomplish all or if not, most of them! You got this! Get it!

  • Emman Damian
    January 4, 2020

    Mom and Falynn nailed it! Kudos to the whole family! I would like to do the same practice this year.
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  • Jasmine M
    January 4, 2020

    I love that you reflected on your entire family’s goals as well as shared the goals that they’ve set for the year too. I feel like it will encourage everyone to reach their goals throughout the year.

  • kumamonjeng
    January 4, 2020

    Glad to learn you have met most of your 2019 goals and setting new goals for 2020. These goals have given me some inspiration and I hope to follow your footsteps, well, at least some of them
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  • Lily
    January 3, 2020

    I love how everyone had a goal. Seems like most of them were accomplished!

  • Myrah Duque
    January 3, 2020

    What a great satisfaction to have a great year. Congratulations to you and your family fo reaching your goals. It takes a lot of discipline. I’m praying and feel confident that this year I will reach my goals.
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  • Krista
    January 3, 2020

    Your family is SO put together mama to have all these goals written, planned, tracked. I’m so impressed. Dad has some work to do!

  • Sue-Tanya Mchorgh
    January 3, 2020

    You really had a great year. Kuddos to you on achieving so many of your goals. I pray that this year you will get all your goals.

  • Ashley
    January 3, 2020

    I always like to see that people are reading. It’s such a wonderful escape.

  • Clarice
    January 3, 2020

    Congratulations to moms for achieving the most number of goals. Just like you, I also plan to write a book (not a cookbook) as well as hope to eat healthier and more exercise.

    I think writing your goals as a family is a wonderful idea.
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  • Eileen M Loya
    January 3, 2020

    I am glad you were able to list down your goals and make a self-assessment of whether you achieved them or not. I will copy this idea and check back on my goals at the end of the year.

  • Catherine Santiago Jose
    January 3, 2020

    These goals are interesting and cute. It’s cute since all the family members are participating. What a wonderful family.

  • Kara Guppy
    January 3, 2020

    Well done on achieving some of your 2019 goals, I managed about half too. I am writing my 2020 post today 🙂

  • Ayishia
    January 3, 2020

    I absolutely love that dad’s first goal is to go on more dates with his wife <3. The sweetest family ever!

  • Kathy
    January 2, 2020

    This is a great idea to set goals like this. Looks like you did accomplish some of them. I need to do this for the new year along with my daughters. I love this.

  • Lees Garcia
    January 2, 2020

    This is wonderful!!! Omg how motivational! I’m so happy for those goals they did achieve and its so nice to measure your goals and see how well you’re all doing!

  • Brianne Tursi Manz
    January 2, 2020

    I loved seeing the goals you shared. Whether you achieved them all or not is besides point. The fact that you and your family are challenging each other is commendable and I know you all will rock your individual goals for 2020!

  • Julie Cao
    January 2, 2020

    I made some goals this year too, and read for fun is one of them, but I hardly find time to read these days. I will try and see how much I can read. Thanks for sharing your goals. It is inspiring.

    • Heather
      January 2, 2020

      I didn’t think I had time either, but then I took my TV out of my bedroom and read a couple of chapters before bed, instead of watching tv. It’s all about changing up your routine.

  • Nicole
    January 2, 2020

    You all have some great goals! I love that you actually kept track of last years to see if you completed them.
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