Day trip on St. Kitts: The Marriott

On Day 4 of our cruise we headed to St. Kitts -where we didn’t have anything planned because of the splurge excursion in St. Maarten. So, when we disembarked we headed to the St. Kitts Marriott. 
This was a happy surprise, as we are looking for a Marriott to book our points with and today we were able to see first hand if we would like to stay at this property in the future (we just earned 80,000 points each through of Mariott Chase card signup bonus). 

The day pass at the Marriott is $35 per person. We had a group of 6 adults, 1 eleven year old and 1 two year old, so we opted to book a room for the day instead. Cruise passengers can book a room at the discounted rate of $159 plus tax (regular rate is $359 plus tax). 

This worked out nicely, as I’m currently laying in bed with my toddler sleeping on me in the hotel room. Everyone else is able to still enjoy the pool and beach. And everyone can shower before heading back to the ship. 

The staff here are so friendly. The resort is very large with an enormous main pool, pool bar and restaurant. There are perfect wading areas for little ones as well as water volleyball for adults and a nice swim up bar. 

For more relaxation there are two pools on each side of the resort that offer peace and quiet. 

The beach is lovely, with plenty of cabanas and chairs. 

On site, there is also a casino and spa (neither of which I was able to check out).

Only negative, was our room was located as far from the pool and beach as possible. I understand this, as they are accommodating their primary customers first. 

All and all a great experience. And we are considering using our Marriott points to stay here. 

Carryon Essentials for a Long Haul Flight


Ear Plugs

Water Bottle

Clean underwear 

A Good Book (you’ve already started-you don’t want to risk being stuck with a lemon of a book) I loved 

Hand Santirizer

Cleansing Wipes

Toothbrush & Toothpaste


Hair tie 

Facial Wipes


Phone charger battery

Compression socks

Glasses, contact solution & case (or this is when I use Dailies contact lenses)




iPad (loaded with more shows than you think you need)

Spotted at TJ Maxx

It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to wander the aisles of TJ Maxx. Here’s what caught my eye (I bought items 2-4). 

Theory Satin Bomber jacket $29.99

Bright Starts Silly Safari Activity May $20

Dog Tornado food puzzle game $12.99

Australian Beach Prints- Framed $29.99

Happy Shopping!

Blue Barstool Beauties

Our kitchen is remodel is well underway and now is the time to look at furniture. Because of the light cabinets and counters, I want to add a splash of color in our Barstools. 

Here’s the top blue Barstool contenders. 


 Napoleon 24″ Counter Stool Rubberwood – Maaya Home $73.49
 Brookline Tufted Dining Chair – Threshold $89.99


French Country X-Back 24″ Counter Stool Hardwood $99.74


Galaxy 30″ Barstool Steel (Set of 2) – $125.99

Will blue Barstools be the winners? More barstool color options coming soon. 

Shopping for our little girl’s room

We’re almost to the finish line on our remodel and I’m itching to decorate our little Girl’s room. Here’s what we’ve ordered so far;
Adorable Scalloped Side Table


Madeline Kids Table & Chairs Set in pink


Hourglass Side Table- Copper

Fun Flamingo Lamp

Stay posted to see if these items work in our space or not. 
Happy Shopping!