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Reasons to Make Pit Stops a Priority on Road Trips

If you are planning a road trip then you just might want to consider these reasons to make pit stops a priority.

Reasons to Make Pit Stops a Priority on Road Trips

The first rest area in a state has hotel coupons and tourist guides.

If you are headed far from home you may need some guidance as far as hotel stays or nearby attractions. While most of our trips are planned way in advance due to them being press trips occasionally we take an impromptu getaway where this tip is very useful.

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Free Bear Activity Resources {B4FIAR}

If you little ones like stories about bears then they will enjoy these free bear activity resources. These activities would go well with some of the Before Five in a Row stories like Jesse Bear What Would You Wear?, Ask Mr. Bear, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt or Corduroy!

Free Bear Activity Resources

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Coach Purse Giveaway

Welcome to our Coach Purse Giveaway

Are you like me and have been using the same purse for over 3 years? I certainly hope not because that would mean your zipper has broken beyond repair and even your tween has looked at your old purse in dismay! Since I am in the process of finding a new purse I thought I would share a way to win a Coach Purse with you!
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Together with my blogger friends we’re giving you a chance to win an awesome Coach Purse. We all need that one awesome bag and this red Coach purse is the perfect accessory to hold your essentials and add a splash of color to your outfit!

Join Our Giveaway Now!

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Please wait for the rafflecopter to load above. Make sure to come back daily to earn your daily entries for more chances of winning.

Giveaway is open to US only and runs until 7/15/16 (Friday) 11:59pm EST.


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Things to Try This Summer

Summer, Summer, Summertime is officially here! The weather in my neck of the woods has heated up to high 80’s and low 90’s! What have you been doing to stay cool? Honestly we have been hiding out inside or having water play in the shade.GTT party

We want this to be a resource for you to find Good Tips for your life, home, kids and everything in between! So what kinds of posts are you able to link up now? Check out this awesome list!

  • Recipes & Cooking Tips
  • Homemaking Tips
  • Parenting Tips
  • Kids crafts & Activity Tips

Your hosts each week are:

4 The Love of Family

A Bird And A Bean

A Diligent Heart

Day by Day in Our World

Optimistic Mommy

Simply Sherryl

Something 2 Offer

Successful Homemakers

Mommies Reviews

Looking for the previous link ups? You can find them all right here.



things to try this Summer

This week our featured posts are:

Watermelon Lime Popsicles from Madame Deals

Cabbage Rolls from The Healthy Hen

50 Screen Free Activities from Embark on the Journey

Furniture with a New Story from Vintage Indie

5 Things I’ve Learned this Summer from The Bug’s World

Carmel Macchiato Chocolate French Toast from Dana Vento


Now let’s get to today’s Good Tips Tuesday party!

  • Link up your recipe/cooking, homemaking, parenting, and kids craft/activity tips below (4 per person please)
  • Please link directly to your post, not to your main blog page. All links that do not follow this will be deleted.
  • Visit other posts in the party, comment, tweet, pin and let them know you came from GTTuesday!
  • We will feature 4 to 5 posts each week. We will each be picking our favorite post from the week and pinning all of the featured posts and favorite posts to the GTTuesday Pinterest Board!

Follow Good Tips Tuesday #GTTuesday Board on Pinterest.


We can’t wait to see all the amazing posts you will be linking up this week!


Angela, Courtney, Erin, Glenda, Marlene, Laura, Laurie, Sherryl, & Thaleia

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Top 10 Birthday Party Goody Bag Ideas

Since I have four children and I agree to plan their birthdays from 1-10 that means I will have planned 40 children’s birthday parties by the time I have planned them all! Since I haven’t been blogging the entire time I was a parent I will have to scour through our photo archives in hopes that I can find pictures of most of the to share.

10 party bag ideas

Today I am sharing 10 birthday party goody bags or favor bags as some people call them. I hope that these ideas give you inspiration in planning your next birthday party.

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