Tuesday, July 22, 2014

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Missing Miss M

This past weekend, M's Memaw took her to Myrtle Beach, SC! My mother-in-law has started taking her grand-babies on solo-vacations in order to spend one on one time with them. This year was M's turn and I missed her... I missed her a lot! It was good getting to hangout with just Peanut, but I felt like something was off all four days! When she came home, she was so excited to share all of her adventures. One of her favorites was going on the Sky Wheel- twice!! Don't worry about her lack of seat belt- it is fully enclosed.

Even if you can't see her face in it, I am still in love with this picture. 


Photo Credit: Memaw

To my mother-in-law...thanks for spoiling our girl! 
She had a blast and I can't wait to see where Peanut decides to go!


Have you ever been on a ferris wheel or sky wheel?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Top 10 Parenting Perks


I LOVE being a mommy- it is the most fulfilling job I could ever imagine! Don't get it twisted- there are plenty of days when I am ready to pull my hair out and run away screaming! When I have days like that, what keeps me sane are the parenting perks. Parenting perks are the little things that all add up and make my cup runneth over. Without further ado, here are my top ten parenting perks!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Exploring the Great Smoky Mountains *Getaway Giveaway {$790+ Value}

When I was a kid, my parents would pack all the camping gear in our mini-van and we would head to the Great Smoky Mountains. Many of my fondest summer memories are of spending time with my family in Cades Cove, an isolated valley in the Great Smoky Mountains. This past weekend, my parents flipped through family photo albums and came up with these gems!



You don't have to be a camper to love the Great Smoky Mountains! Aside from the campgrounds, there are beautiful cabins and other lodging facilities. There are endless locations to explore! It really is a beautiful place to take your family. With that being said, I have very exciting news for you! I am co-hosting a giveaway for a Great Smoky Mountains Getaway!!

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 Are you looking to plan a beautiful vacation for your family? Bare Feet on the Dashboard is partnering with Hidden Mountain Resort, the Titanic Museum of Pigeon Forge and Dollywood to give one lucky reader a luxury getaway to the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. This family giveaway is valued at over $790- no strings attached! The contest is free and simple to enter. If you are interested and want more details on the giveaway- just keep reading!

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The Great Smoky Mountains are the perfect place for a getaway. Enjoy the scenic beauty, while visiting America's most popular national park. You will have access to tons of restaurants and attractions in a family friendly atmosphere.

The family vacation package includes: 
*Two nights at a two bedroom cabin at Hidden Mountain Resort in Sevierville, TN ($500 value)
*Four tickets to Dollywood
*A family pass to the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge.
(Transportation and meals are not included.)

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  Hidden Mountain Resort has a community of luxury cabins and villas for visitors as well as a motor coach resort. The resort is on the side of a mountain with a secluded feel- but still close to all the action! The lakes and walking paths are perfect for a mountain stroll. The accommodations are fitting for any size group. You can read a full review of the cabin rentals at Hidden Mountain here.

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Dollywood is a family friendly resort located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  With world class rides and entertainment, it brings the best of the amusement park and country music worlds together to create a one of kind experience courtesy of the founder, Dolly Parton. Read our full review of Dollywood here. *My grandmother took us there when we were little. They have rides and attractions to keep the whole family entertained!

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 The Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge is a celebration of the lives of the passengers of the Titanic. The museum offers a hands on experience for visitors- feel what it would have been like to step onto the beautiful ship!  You can walk down the grand staircase while learning about life on board as you walk through the 20 galleries of the museum. The interactive exhibits make this museum a great family friendly stop.

 Are you ready to win your own Smoky Mountain Getaway?

You don't need a blog or Facebook account to enter, just an email address. 
 Simply, use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. 



  This giveaway is open worldwide. Bare Feet on the Dashboard and all participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. One email address per household, please. All entries will be checked. Winner will receive a two night stay in a two bedroom cabin of their choice based on availability with a maximum credit of $500. Holidays, holiday weekends, July, and October are excluded. Transportation and meals not included. Winner will also receive a family pass to the Titanic Museum and a family four pack of tickets to Dollywood. Prizes are non transferrable.

The Best of Luck!