There’s something about a good, homemade stuffing (or dressing as some call it) that makes the whole Thanksgiving meal that much better. I have tried a number of different types of stuffing in my years, but I always found them to be very soggy and while many love it that way, I’m just not a fan of the mush. Once we had kids and I started wanting to cook entire thanksgiving feasts by myself, I realized that without the perfect stuffing recipe, my feast was going to be more of a flop. Over the years, I finally perfected the recipe and now, I’m excited to share it with all of you on the blog today (link is in my bio or you can swipe up in stories).
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Apparently, it’s my birthday 🎂 … Isn’t it funny how as you get older, your birthday gets less and less exciting? I used to do a countdown, like a month in advance. I would remind everyone I saw. It was ridiculous. Now, if it wasn’t for the 3049823048 notifications that I get from FB, from all of the people that I haven’t heard from since last year, I might not even remember it’s my birthday at all. But since the cat’s out of the bag, yes, it’s my birthday. I’m 35 + shipping and handling and feel every bit my age, especially when I try to keep up with my kids . I’m spending the day packing for my birthday vacation (whoop!) and look forward to celebrating with my family! Since I can’t take you all with me, I’ve joined a bunch of really awesome bloggers to give away $430 on the blog today! So take a minute, click on the #linkinbio or swipe up in stories and enter to win! What would you do with the extra money?
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What are your plans for Thanksgiving? AD: If you’re looking for a convenient and delicious dessert option for the holidays, check out @blueapron! For the first time, Blue Apron is introducing new dessert recipes just in time to wow your friends and family this Thanksgiving! Whether it’s your annual Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving dinner, Blue Apron supplies everything you need to create fresh, modern takes on Thanksgiving staples like pie and other desserts. We love it because you get exactly the right amount of ingredients and there is no over-buying or waste! 🙌🏻 This Pear Pie with Spiced Almond Crumble is Blue Apron’s take on a classic fruit pie. It’s brimming with quintessential fall flavors thanks to a sweet pear and currant filling. The warming blend of nutmeg, ginger, white pepper, and cloves (known as quatre épices, or four spices) adds a burst of flavor — the perfect complement to an irresistible crumble topping. They also offer a Cornmeal Upside Down Cake with Raisins, Fig & Walnuts. Both are incredibly delicious! The new desserts are available for one week only. Order before November 19, 2019 for delivery the week of Thanksgiving.  Visit blue apron.com/thanksgivinghero to save $20 off of your first 3 boxes!  #blueapronpartner #blueapron #pie #pies #thanksgiving #thanksgivingdinner #thanksgivingday #familyfriendly #kidfriendly #kidfriendlyfood #pearpie #convenience #whatsfordinner #foodstyle #foodpassion #foodography  #foodinsta #foodielovers #instafoods #yummyyummy #foodielife #foodielifestyle #deliciosa #palmbeachblogger #westpalmbeach #raedunnfinds #homegoodshappy #homegoodsfinds #hobbylobbyfinds #raedunn

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While I do talk about it in DMs when people reach out, it occurred to me that many of you are unaware of my other blog, @thesuperblogcoach. The story behind it is that I had a couple of incredible women who taught me what I needed to know to become a successful blogger and influencer so I could support my family through this fun career. I wanted to make sure I did the same for others. It got difficult repeating things over and over again so I decided to create a site where I would blog solely about tips for bloggers and influencers, no matter where in their journey they are. That way, I could direct people over there and they can read at their own speed. I don’t charge for any of the info. It’s totally free. Just my way of paying it forward. I hope you’ll check it out and if you have anything you’re currently struggling with, let me know. I’ll add it to my topic list for future blog posts! Now tell me, did you know about thesuperblogcoach.com?
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family this holiday season, including why we serve @drinkmilos. Head to the blog to hear my tips! #MilosMoments
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In honor of this smiling horse, and because yesterday’s pun tanked (guess most of you have never heard ‘what came first, the chicken or the egg?’)... today I’m sharing a horse joke. 🐎 
Once upon a time there was a rich man that was driving past a farm, he looked over and saw a beautiful stallion standing in the field. The rich man thought, ‘Wow I gotta have him’ so he pulled into the farm’s entrance. He found the owner and said, “I want that horse out yonder in that field. How much do you want for him?” The farmer said, “He don’t look to good.” “Nonsense” said the rich man “I’ll pay you $1000 for him.” “But he don’t look to good,” said the farmer. The rich man sighed and said, “$2000 dollars is my final offer.” The farmer sold the beautiful horse to the rich man. One week later the rich man came back angry as ever and said, “Darn you, you sold me a blind horse!” Then the farmer smiled and said, “I TOLD YOU HE DIDN’T LOOK TOO GOOD!!!!” .
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I just ordered a chicken and an egg from Amazon.  I'll let you know.
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One thing I regret is not having newborn photos taken of all three girls. I’ve looked back at Falynn’s photos so many times over the years and they still give me all the feels. We were so blessed to have been able to have them taken by @jenpriesterphotography. Jen is so talented and really the sweetest person. I am forever grateful that she made the trip from Michigan to Florida to capture these for us. Did you have professional newborn pictures taken of your kids?
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Let’s talk about photo editing. There are so many people on IG that I admire, when it comes to their editing and photography styles… @theautismcafe, @momsinknots, @taramoon and @dearauggie, just to name a few. I’m constantly trying to learn, grow and improve my photos. So I thought it would be fun to take an older photo and edit it again, just to see the changes in my own personal style. Swipe to see the original edit from earlier this year. Not a huge difference, but I do notice slight improvements. Which do you prefer? Do you tend to gravitate toward the darker or brighter feeds?
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Halloween is over, so we can start talking about Christmas now, right?! 🙌🏻 The holidays are usually a blur for me. Between decorating, cooking and prepping the house, its non-stop. It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed when you add in our everyday chores as parents. I think it’s important to keep the kids occupied with something that you can use, instead of sitting them in front of a screen. Plus, it’s great to encourage your little one’s creativity. We love to choose a few projects every year and have the girls create our holiday décor. They love that we proudly display their projects and they make a great gift for your guests or their school friends! This year, we are excited to share our first Christmas craft idea, the snowman jar! What do you think?
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Universal’s Islands of Adventure – A Perfect Family Vacation, Day 2

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After an incredible day 1 at Universal Orlando Resort, we woke up on day two, well-rested and excited to head to Universal’s Islands of Adventure.  I had always been under the impression that because of the number of roller coasters, that it was a theme park more suitable for older kids and adults but I’m not afraid to admit when I’m wrong… and BOY was I wrong! If I’m being completely honest, I think we enjoyed Universal’s Islands of Adventure the most out of both parks.

An Incredible Experience.

Walking into Universal’s Islands of Adventure, you’re immediately transported into a new world.  The buildings, the props… they are all incredible.  We tried to plan out our day to make sure we got to experience every attraction.  There was really so much to do, so much to see but we had no idea we would have experiences that our family would never forget, including Falynn playing an instrument with The Whos:

We started out our day in Seuss Landing.  It was like a dream for all of us. Imagine walking into an entire area filled with characters from your favorite Dr. Seuss books. There were so many bright colors, characters walking around, music and stories being read.  Falynn immediately noticed the The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride!™ and couldn’t wait to get on, allowing her to see the entire area from up above and point out every attraction she knew she wouldn’t want to miss.

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Once they got off of the trolley, they were able to meet some of their favorite Dr. Seuss characters and Falynn even got a birthday present from Sam I Am… a plastic spoon!  And if I tell you that she cherished that spoon, it would be an understatement. She literally carried it around the park all day long and told everyone that would listen, all about it.  The girls were super excited to meet and speak to The Grinch, who was just as lovely as they thought he would be.

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Amongst their favorites, was of course, Thing 1 and Thing 2.  They even got to participate in a little story time with them.  Thing 2 sat next to Falynn the entire time and they looked like they were becoming besties.  Thing 2 even leaned over to tie her shoe for her.  It was such a fun thing for me, as her Mama to watch her enjoy ever moment.  Daddy even got in on the fun and tried to steal the show. He almost succeeded.

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I was shocked at the number of rides Falynn went on at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.  She was so brave and walked up to each ride proudly, with her head up and got super excited when they told her she was tall enough to ride.  There was absolutely no fear.  She was proving to us all that although she’s the baby in the family, she’s a big girl now, taking on some of the rides even her big sisters refused to go on!

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One of the rides she mastered was Jurassic Park River Adventure™. This scenic water cruise starts out innocently enough. You’re gliding along in your raft, watching a baby stegosaurus and its mother share a moment. When out of nowhere, you’re bumped off course and thrust into the ominous “restricted area” of Jurassic Park™. This is where they keep the other creatures. The dangerous ones. Suddenly, a T. rex stands before you. There’s nowhere to turn. Your only possible escape from his razor sharp teeth is to take the pitch-black plunge before you. Did I mention it’s an 85-foot drop? And my kids LOVED it!

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One of my favorite parts of Universal’s Islands of Adventure was the comic area.  There were instant flashes of my childhood, going outside, in my pajamas, to get the newspaper, looking for the Sunday comics and reading them with my grandparents.  I especially loved the little areas they created specifically for photo opps.  While my kids had no idea who any of these comics were, they definitely thought it was a fun area.

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I would have to say the highlight of the day was when Daddy decided he was going to take on The Incredible Hulk Coaster® all by himself.  While Falynn was up for the challenge, she wasn’t tall enough, so the girls and I waited nearby to watch him ride a roller coaster for the first time in almost 12 years.  When we saw his red shirt, I grabbed my camera and captured this photo while my oldest yelled, “He’s the only one with his hands up! Daddy is awesome!” He totally scored some cool points with the girls and walked off of that ride with a huge smile on his face. He would have walked right back into the line if we let him. But we had to get to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Now, let me be honest… I’m not a huge Harry Potter fan. I know, I know. While I saw at least two of the movies, I never really got into the hype. Watching so many people, young and old, walk around the park in their cloaks and carrying their wands, made me want to run home and give it one more try.  Lucia was extra excited about this area and so we had to make sure we dedicated time to it.  While Daddy and the younger girls headed to Flight of the Hippogriff™, I accompanied Lucia on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™.

I honestly had no idea what I was in for. I didn’t ask any questions because if my 12 year old liked it, chances are I would too… and then I realized we almost went upside down and well, I learned my lesson. Always ask questions before you go on any ride.  This motion simulation allows you to soar above the castle grounds as you join Harry Potter™ and his friends on an unforgettably thrilling adventure, coming face-to-face with an array of magical creatures. This amazing attraction uses groundbreaking, state-of-the-art technology (and a little magic) to create a one-of-a-kind ride. And while I probably wouldn’t have gone on, had I known that you almost go upside down, I’m over the moon that I did. It was an experience I will never forget.

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While Day 2  at Universal’s Islands of Adventure was absolutely amazing, we were sad to see the fun come to an end.  We headed back to our hotel, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and to Galaxy Bowl (a bowling alley/restaurant inside the hotel), for the best ending to the best day.

Stay tuned for more info on our hotel in our next blog post.

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While this post is sponsored by Universal Orlando Resort and we were given free admission in exchange for our review, the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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  • Ada
    January 24, 2018

    This looks like so much fun. I am a huge fan of amusement parks and need to visit Universal soon.

  • Up Run for Life Healthy Lifestyle Blog
    January 24, 2018

    We haven’t been to Universal Islands and I’ve always hoped that we could take the kids one of these days. It sounds like you and your family had a ton of fun.

  • Melissa Dixon
    January 24, 2018

    I loved going there when I was a kid and I know my daughter would enjoy it. My husband has never been there either but we all lived so close so it seemed like we would someday but we moved before we made it there. Someday we will go back!

  • Pam
    January 24, 2018

    I have watched that video already. It looked like a really fun trip.

  • Heather
    January 23, 2018

    Wow! My son was looking over my shoulder as I was reading and he really really can not wait to go here! He wants to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potty so badly! Hopefully one day we’ll be able to go.

  • Cherri Megasko
    January 23, 2018

    Oh my goodness! This looks like so much fun … I haven’t been to any of the Orlando parks since my kids were little. In just another year or so my grandkids should be old enough to go. I can’t wait!

  • Nancy Lustri
    January 23, 2018

    Okay, first and foremost, what beautiful and colorful photos – looks like an awesome time was had! I love Islands of Adventure. My favorite section is probably the Dr. Seuss section (yes, big kid at heart here!)

  • Joely Smith
    January 23, 2018

    I absolutely LOVE Universal Studios and Seuss Landing is EVERYTHING! I love Dr. Seuss too! What a wonderful adventure you all had!!

  • Jenn
    January 23, 2018

    Universal was definitely my family’s favourite place. We could have moved into Harry Potter World. It was so magical!!

  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    January 23, 2018

    That sounds like a great time for the entire family. I mean, between water rides, coasters, and everything else they offer, you cannot go wrong!

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