Holidays, Stuff I Love

I love giving gifts, I love finding unique things the recipient would love. Sometimes, it makes sense to do a basket of smaller things, as opposed to one big present. Of course those need to fit a theme, or have a common thread. Since I love Italy, and all things Italian, I thought I’d put together some fun ideas for creating Italian Gift Baskets for your friends and family! These would also make GREAT teacher gifts as well. Keep reading for the best Italian Gift Ideas!

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Italian Gift Ideas and The Best Italian Gift Baskets you can Create at Home

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Holidays, Stuff I Love, Travel

Fall is such a fun season! Especially when the weather has been so warm here in the Northeast! The kids are finally back to school and its not so terribly hot! Where I live here on Long Island, fall is such a great time for outdoor activities without the oppressive heat.

I also think fall is a great time for travel (in fact, in the travel industry it’s called the shoulder season – that transitional time between summer travel and winter getaways). In my experience you can get some great deals on trips, and everyone knows this is one of the best times to visit theme parks.


I actually do enjoy this time of year, up until January when well, winter. But I do love the fall holidays – Halloween and Thanksgiving, and the coziness of fall food – think squash, apples, and of course pumpkin everything!

So today I am rounding up my best of fall – from  my favorite activities, products, travel and links to some great fall posts that will hopefully inspire your best fall season!

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Fall Travel Ideas & DIY Round Up

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48 Hours in..., Travel

I love traveling with my little ones, but sometimes mom and dad need a vacation! Last fall we took a longer getaway to Las Vegas, and recently we went on short holiday to Greenport, Long Island. We have also taken day trips to this lovely North Fork town with our kids. Out in Greenport there is lots to do (and eat) for everyone!

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Things to do in Greenport, Long Island

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Momma To Go would like to thank Bedell Cellars for hosting hubby and I for wine tasting at Bedell Cellars. As always, all opinions are my own. 

I live in a suburb of New York City. We can be in Manhattan in less than an hour train ride. We live about a 10 minute drive to the closest ocean beach. And in less than two hours, we can drive out to the North Fork of Long Island – rich with farms, marinas, and lots and lots of vineyards!

On the East End of Long Island, there are so many wineries and tasting rooms to visit. About three years ago we discovered the best spot for Wine Tasting on Long Island – Bedell Cellars. We had been longing to return, and I was super excited to recently be hosted by Bedell for an afternoon of wine tasting and a behind the scenes tour of their amazing facility.

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Wine Tasting Long Island: A Visit To Bedell Cellars

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There are so many things to love about Italy. The coffee, the food, the historic sights… but one of my favorites, is the wine! I love Prosecco, a cold white wine on the piazza, or a deep red with a big bowl of pasta. Yes, only in Italy can I tolerate … no enjoy, red wine.

So when our awesome DMC at Exclusively Italy arranged for us a vineyard tour and wine tasting, I knew this was going to be a highlight of our trip!

Wine Tasting in Italy. A review of an amazing vineyard and winery experience at Bertagna in Northern Italy. #Italy #Travel

Wine Tasting in Italy

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Florida, Travel

Most of the time, I write about family friendly getaways, and fun things to do with kids. Yes, I visited Vegas with just hubby, and Minneapolis and Baltimore with some girlfriends, but little man and baby girl do prove to be my best travel companions. Traveling with a 5 and 7 year old can be fun but busy and hectic. However, on our recent two-week trip to SW Florida, I realized there are a lot of unique things to do in Naples, Florida for the grown ups! Here are my best picks for unique things to do in Naples, Florida!

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Unique Things to do in Naples Florida

Unique Things to do in Naples, Florida

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Stuff I Love

I know I keep saying this, but I literally just sat down to write last month’s post and here it is time for a November Stuff I love!

November flew by. I was exceptionally busy trying to settle into my new role as Stay-At-Home-Mom, and Work-at-Home-Mom/blogger. I also got back on the educational horse so to speak and starting subbing at the awesome school I worked at 10 years ago. I also picked up a tutoring student who I am with three times a week. So yeah, keeping busy!


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Stuff I Love: November 2016. The Mom Hour (podcast), Under Armour fleece running headband, Bath and Body Works Balsam candle and Chateau Saint Michelle Chardonnay.

Stuff I Love: November 2016

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