7 Great Quotes About Autumn

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower2.”

Autumn is a time of change and transformation. Its beauty can be seen in all aspects of the surrounding environment, ranging from the stunning, colorful changes in the fall foliage to the refreshing, crisp weather. There is no shortage of activities to enjoy in this vibrant time of the year, many of which revolve around…

Time Travel Experiment Makes You Ponder About the Future

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Special thanks to Ikea for sponsoring today’s fun post on time travel. Throughout our lives our memories are shaped and influenced by our surroundings and it’s therefore not surprising that many of these moments in time are captured in our homes. Whether it is a childhood memory of bath time, surrounded by toys in the safe…

Top 5 Reasons To Stay at Universal Orlando’s Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Orlando FL

On our recent trip to Universal Studios in Orlando Florida we stayed at The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. While staying on property may be a tad more expensive, we would do it again in a heartbeat. We loved the luxurious feel of the hotel as well as the fact that it is conveniently located. They…

25 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes For Fall

Pumpkin Recipes on Philzendia

Fall is quickly approaching and is the perfect time to check out some delicious pumpkin recipes and enjoy the wonderful flavors this season has to offer. Celebrate fall with these 25 delicious pumpkin recipes that highlight the natural goodness of pumpkin. I am always on the hunt for new recipes, and now that pumpkins are…

Lemon Berry Hibiscus Aguas Frescas Recipe

Lemon Berry Hibiscus Aguas Frescas by Philzendia

If you are looking for a fresh drink that is exotic and refreshing, but non-alcoholic, you should try Aguas Frescas. I recently discovered these drinks on our recent trip to Orland. We had dinner at a Mexican restaurant called Antojitos and spotted something called Aguas Frescas on the menu. Philip and I are pretty adventurous…

Fig Bars Make For The Perfect Snack

I have been trying hard to add more variety to my son’s lunchbox snacks.  I have been trying to avoid both snacks that are full of sugar or laden with salt.  Lucky for me, I recently learned about Nature’s Bakery fig bars. I had never heard about fig bars before and wasn’t sure if Z.E.N….

Lands’ End Makes Back To School Shopping A Breeze

Z.E.N. in his uniform.  We always get his navy pants from Land

Shopping for school clothes and supplies can easily turn into a nightmare. While I love it that the kids are going back to school, I don’t love the shopping part. I can’t stand crowds and long lines at the stores so I tend to shop really early when it comes to school supplies, and for…

8 Non Toxic Nail Polish Brands To Try

8 Non Toxic Nail Polish Options (1)

Did you know that those bottles of nail polish in your bathroom have a dirty little secret. They’re full of chemicals that can be hazardous to your health. I never really paid much attention to my nail polish until recently. I was polishing my nails and Z.E.N. came into the room and covered his nose…

5 Foolproof Ways to Capture Family Vacation Memories

5 Foolproof Ways to Capture Family

We love to travel together as a family and make memories that we will cherish for a long, long time. My memory is not as sharp as it used to be, so I need to make a special effort to document our vacations. In a few weeks we will be traveling to Orlando with Mom…

Tips On How To Get Better Sleep

Tips on How To Get Better Sleep

It’s been said that the average adult needs between seven and a half to nine hours of sleep every night. However, most people, myself included, think that they are okay with five to six hours of sleep every night. I work very long hours every day. By the time I finally do make it to…