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!

Ipsy Review: February

I was so excited when I saw the spoilers for the February Ipsy bag. The possibility of Bye Bye Undereye by IT Cosmetics or Mary-Lou Manizer by theBalm?! Yes, please. 

Unfortunately, I received neither. 

First, what I’m excited about….. Maybe the Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primer Oil?

And I love a possible hair miracle: My Amazing Hair Secret. 

I’m not a big perfume fan and mentioned that face in my profile. This month I received  Jor’el Parker perfume.     
Paula Dorf Baby Eyes Enchancer. 

Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat. 

Again, not too excited about my bag (Although the makeup bag itself is adorable). One more month and I’m out. How was your February bag? Were you one of the lucky ones?

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Spotted at…… Marshalls: Bare Minerals Ready To Go Complexion Perfection Palette $29.99

 Not a smokin hot deal….but a savings of $4 on this BareMinerals Ready to Go Complexion Perfection Palette. It has 4 out of 5 stars with 171 reviews on  

This set contains: 

– bareMinerals READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 

– bareMinerals READY Touch Up Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 15 

– bareMinerals READY Bronzer 

– bareMinerals READY Luminizer 

– Correcting Concealer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 

– Mini Precision Face Brush 

– Mini Tapered Face Brush 

– Keepsake Makeup Clutch

Spotted in Arizona. 

Traveling with Children: United Club Family (only) Room – HoustonĀ 

Traveling with a toddler is never easy and delays can make for such a long, hard day. Currently, we are in Houston with a 6 hour delay. 

Thankfully, I had been saving some United Club passes and thank goodness I didn’t use them in Phoenix this morning.

 We arrived in Houston and headed to the United Club. After walking around, my husband found this gem, the Family Room. This room is for families with children under 12 years of age only. 

When you first enter there is a dining table, perfect for eating or working. 

A little family room area with a TV. 

And a children’s play area.

Considering our delay is so long, this has been such an amazing place to stay and pass the time. 

The United Club offers basic food and drinks, nothing fancy, but enough to snack on. (Coffee, tea, juices, hummus, pita, soup, cheese, trail mix, fruit, etc). 

Happy Traveling!