Costa Maya Port Terminal

Costa Maya is a really easy port to visit via cruise ship. The Costa Maya port terminal is within walking distance of the ship. It takes about 5-10 minutes to walk from the ship to the shopping area or you can take a train down the dock. The train runs on tip money and goes back and forth down the dock while the ship is in port.

John and Senor` Frog at Costa Maya Mexico

When you enter the port terminal there is shopping, bars, restaurants and pharmacies all within the port terminal. If you are looking for a nice cold frosty beverage Senor Frogs is happy to take care of you. They offer a really fun atmosphere along with large yard size drinks.  You can even join a conga line that includes shots of a blue liquor that is quite tasty. … 

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Crock Pot Baked Ziti Recipe


That is how I would describe this Crock Pot Baked Ziti Recipe! Want to know the best part………It is even amazing heated up the next day as leftovers.

This recipe makes a pretty good amount of pasta. Perfect for a big family dinner or for leftovers. I packaged the leftovers in individual reusable containers so we had them ready to go for lunches.

I am going to admit that I also snacked on this cold and it was just as good. This may be my new favorite crock pot recipe.

It could be the combination of a few of my favorite things…cheese and pasta!

I fully admit to loving cheese and pasta. There is just something comforting about a bowl of pasta.

Crock Pot Baked Ziti

Are you ready for a delicious cheesy super simple crock pot recipe!


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Silver Dollar City’s an Old Time Christmas Festival in Branson Missouri

Silver Dollar City’s an Old Time Christmas Festival in Branson Missouri has been profiled as one of the top holiday destinations by USA Today, CNN Travel, The Travel Channel and so many other publications.  When we heard about the over 5 million lights and 1,000 decorated trees we just had to head to Branson, Missouri to check them out.

Silver Dollar City Branson Missouri Christmas Tree

There is a five story special effects tree in the square that has over 850 ornaments and 350,000 energy saving lights. The lights are synchronized to be part of the Christmas on Main Street show. Are you ready for this…….They can have 100 light changes every second! That is 6,000 light changes in a minute! Truly spectacular!… 

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Crock Pot Creamed Corn Recipe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Frozen Food Foundation. All opinions are 100% mine.

Just in time for Thanksgiving I have a super easy to make recipe for everyone!

This Crock Pot Creamed Corn Recipe is sooooo easy to make and tastes amazing! I mean seriously amazing. I may have a new favorite treat for year round.

This recipe not only saves you space in the oven on Thanksgiving but it uses items that are probably already in your freezer!

We have talked in the past about how much we love stocking our freezer with fruits and veggies. The University of California, Davis in partnership with the Frozen Food Foundation conducted a study that revealed that frozen fruit and vegetables are most often nutritionally equal to and some cases better than their fresh counterparts!

One more reason to keep a fully stocked freezer with all of your favorite fruits and veggies. By freezing your favorite fruits and veggies you are pushing natures pause button which helps each of us save money and enjoy our favorite fruits and veggies year round.

We don’t have to worry about the cost of fresh out of season produce, you don’t have to worry about opening the crisper drawer and finding your fruits and veggies spoiled before you had the chance to eat them.

I have found that having a stocked freezer saves us so much time and stress. I don’t feel like we have to run out and grab something for dinner or worry about what I am going to prepare. I have all of our favorites stocked in the freezer and can buy them when they are the best price.

This Crock Pot Creamed Corn Recipe was a super simple recipe to prepare thanks to our stocked freezer. I grabbed frozen corn, butter and cream cheese and the recipe was pretty much taken care of.

crock pot creamed corn recipe

This recipe is perfect for a quick and easy side dish that your family will love!… 

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