Lifestyle, Parenting, travel

Orlando’s Best Kept Secret: The Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

Happy Wednesday, loves! I have a secret. Well, it’s not a secret. No, it’s kind of a secret. Maybe. Who knows? We are waking up at home this morning for the first time since the kids got out of school three weeks ago without feeling completely exhausted, without traveling, and without anywhere to be. I… Continue reading Orlando’s Best Kept Secret: The Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

Lifestyle, travel, Uncategorized

Recovering After Vacation

No makeup. No real clothes. No exiting the house. That’s what our weekend looked like. And, it was the most beautiful weekend. I know I say that every weekend. No matter what we are doing, it’s a beautiful weekend. What can I say other than that we live our best life every weekend, and that’s… Continue reading Recovering After Vacation

Fashion, Favorites

Friday Favorites: Recent Lilly Pulitzer Purchases

Happy Friday, loves! What a week! May is the busiest year in the world for all people with kids – and when you have four kids, it’s four times as busy. This is the month we basically give up any dreams of rest, relaxation, down time (and work, for me) and give our lives to… Continue reading Friday Favorites: Recent Lilly Pulitzer Purchases

Lifestyle, Marriage, Parenting, Uncategorized

Life Update

Happy Wednesday, loves! I’ve been a little (okay, a lot) MIA lately. Our life has been CRAZY since Valentine’s weekend, and we’ve just been focused on our little family and what has turned into appointment after appointment after appointment after appointment. You know that saying, “When it rains, it pours?” (I wish it would literally… Continue reading Life Update

Lifestyle, Uncategorized, Weekend Recap

Celebrating in Texas: A Weekend Recap

Happy Monday, Loves! What. A. Weekend. I cannot even begin to tell you how tired the Raiford family is this morning. We had the most amazing weekend – but it was tiring. We took the kids to Texas to visit my grandmother for her birthday, and it was such a wonderful trip. But, it wasn’t… Continue reading Celebrating in Texas: A Weekend Recap

Lifestyle, travel

Trvl Porter is Changing the Travel Game: No More Packing, No More Overweight Luggage Fees

Packing.  It’s my least favorite thing in the world to do. Ironic, considering how much we travel. This month alone we’ve already been gone two weeks out of three and we still have one more trip to take. We love to travel, whether it’s to Disney for the weekend with the kids or we are… Continue reading Trvl Porter is Changing the Travel Game: No More Packing, No More Overweight Luggage Fees

Lifestyle, Marriage, travel

Traveling Without Your Kids: A Must Do For Your Marriage

I’m going to be late picking the girls up from school if I don’t leave here in approximately 10 minutes, but I’m sitting here at my desk in my bathrobe eating a tablespoon of creamy peanut butter with tiny chocolate chips. And I don’t feel bad. Technically, the line doesn’t even begin moving until 3:40,… Continue reading Traveling Without Your Kids: A Must Do For Your Marriage

travel

Travel Recap: NYC With Kids

  We hated, hated, hated New York City the first time we visited. We spent the weekend of our second wedding anniversary in May 2007 in NYC. It was our first visit, and we did all the things you’re ‘supposed’ to do. We hired a limo to for our airport transfers and both nights we… Continue reading Travel Recap: NYC With Kids

Lifestyle, Parenting, travel

Weekend Recap: A Spontaneous Family Getaway at the Gaylord Palms

Monday, Monday, Monday…a new week with some new goals and some new things to conquer. Always welcome, but this weekend did seem to go by a little too fast. We had the best weekend this weekend. We woke up Friday morning at 5 am per usual, we showered, sat down with our coffee, and went… Continue reading Weekend Recap: A Spontaneous Family Getaway at the Gaylord Palms

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Orange County, California Travel Review

We are always California dreamin’ in Casa Raiford. I spent a year living in Northern California when I was a teenager, and my husband and I just can’t get enough. It’s probably our favorite place (does it count if we also say that when we talk about that time we spent a week in Hawaii… Continue reading Orange County, California Travel Review