Thule Roof Rack

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I love the new roof rack system that Thule sent to me for this post.  It was easy to install, very functional and quiet on the highway. This set-up came with Thule AeroBlade bars that have Wind Diffuser technology disturbs airflow to reduce noise and drag for improved fuel economy.  All pictured Thule items retail ...

Coconut Citrus Body Scrub

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Whether you have been on a tropical cruise and you want to recapture the feeling or you have just had THAT kind of day you need to escape from this delicious Coconut Citrus Body Scrub is the answer. Just where did the inspiration for this fabulous scrub come from?  The amazing Caribbean Princess cruise ship, on a ...

Girls Week Away

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Princess Cruise Lines.......I didn't know where to start, so I'm starting with my cousin.  We're just a few months apart in age, as our moms were, and while we've always had a connection, we've never really had time to get to know one another as adults.  Not just "us" anyway.  Princess Cruise Lines invited me ...

5 Things First Time Cruisers Should Know

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Taking a cruise for the first time can be a very exciting experience! It's a vacation option like no other, and you'll likely want to make the most of your time. Read on to find out what first time cruisers should know so their first travels aboard a ship are enjoyable! 5 Things First Time Cruisers ...

American Heritage Chocolate Recipes #ChocolateHistory

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Last week, I had a REALLY fun day down in NYC in Times Square with my friend Julie.  It was a quick trip, but lots of fun and I love to see my blogging pals! All in all a great day.  Plus, it was full of chocolate.  Specifically, American Heritage Chocolate (a newer favorite) and M&Ms chocolates ...

#ChocolateHistory #TwitterParty 11/11

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Ready to party? I am.  What's the occasion?  Well, some of my favorite chocolates are going to be available for purchase where some of my other favorite chocolates are available for purchase.  What's better than CHOCOLATE? Seriously, though.  Remember when I went to G Dub's House? (Mount Vernon) or when Racquel went to Old Salem and ...

David Burke Prime at Foxwoods

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I've never really had strong feelings about beef before, particularly steak.  I just was kind of blase about it.  That all changed when I had lunch at David Burke Prime at Foxwoods after enjoying some spa time at Norwich Spa at Foxwoods. Renowned Chef David Burke brings his creative, whimsical style to Foxwoods Resort Casino with ...

Old Salem Museums & Gardens and Chocolate

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Last week I had the incredible opportunity to travel to North Carolina and visit the Old Salem Museums & Gardens, learning about the heritage of Salem and the history of chocolate.  This was the last of our stops on our chocolate history tour with American Heritage Chocolate.  It could not have been a more beautiful ...

Norwich Spa at Foxwoods

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Sometimes it's nice to do a little something special for yourself. A little spa time, for example. Now, I have gotten pedicures every now and then for several years.  My friend Lisa and I were invited to the Norwich Spa at Foxwoods to enjoy their Pedi-Colada experience.  I think we're both absolutely ruined for other pedicures ...

Visiting Mount Vernon- Changes and Chocolate

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So here's a fun fact you didn't know about me- George Washington is my favorite President.  Always has been.  When I was younger, my family took a trip to Washington DC for a vacation.  My souvenir of choice was a framed George Washington print. It hung on my wall through high school.  (Sadly, I'm not ...