Laufty Life: High Ambitions

A Hidden Gem in Door County, WI: Jacksonport, WI

 Sunrise Shores Selling our pimped out pop-up camper brought out a mixed batch of emotions. The family that purchased it, drove from Illinois and was visibly thrilled to take it...

Mom guilt, never enough

We are in the midst of several activities colliding in our household.  Fall activities are wrapping up and summer activities have already begun.  Our family is being pulled in every which direction.  These...

Swamped:  Private Alligator Air Boat Tour in Orlando, Florida

Wild Things- Animal Education I’ve been intrigued by animals my entire life. In the fourth grade, I did a school-wide presentation on tarantulas and scorpions. Later in high school, I joined the...

Hyatt Clearwater Beach

Hyatt Regency Clearwater I’m a sucker for excellent customer service. Give me the wow factor and I won’t shut up about it.  This is not a sponsored post, the Hyatt Regency...

Tips and Tricks to Maintaining Natural Curls on a Beach Vacation

One of our Laufty friends posted the question: “How do you handle the girl’s hair when you are on vacation?” She was wondering if she needs to add extensions to...

Five reasons to bypass Disney for a family vacation in Clearwater Beach, Florida

The cost associated with a start-up business is always more than estimated.  So, my financial advisor (aka my husband James), had us on flight restriction all winter long, stating that sacrifices must be...

The unfinished business of African Braiding Salons

We can and we should raise the bar for atmosphere and customer service in African Braiding Salons.  For years, I owned a day spa that provided clients with massage, skin care,...