Family Staycation at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore

Family Staycation at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore

It feels good to get away and relax with no stress about work or other priorities. That is exactly what we did last week at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Baltimore! We had our first family staycation at this beautiful hotel and we loved it. We spent one day and one night relaxing, recharging and spending quality time together. 

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The Perfect Shoes for Back to School- DSW

The Perfect Shoes for Back to School- DSW

I cannot believe we are officially ONE MONTH away from back to school!! Aria will officially start Pre-K and I am slightly freaking out!! Literally, "Where is my BABY?!" I remember like it was yesterday when she took her first steps. Now, she will be walking into school and I can't help but get emotional!!

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THE BOLDEN SQUAD

THE BOLDEN SQUAD

My family means the absolute world to me. I thank God every day that I can wake up to an amazing, faithful and loving husband and a daughter that is full of life, love, and joy. On this Father's Day, I reflect on how important daddy/daughter relationships are.

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TRAVELING TO DISNEY WITH TODDLERS- Part 1

TRAVELING TO DISNEY WITH TODDLERS- Part 1

Yes, we just came back from Walt Disney World- AGAIN! What can I say, we LOVE it here!! Not even two months after our family Disney Cruise vacation, we ventured back to Disney for a press trip with my Disney family!! This time, we got to bring Aria’s best friend Skylar and Skylar’s mom, my friend Lavette! We had the best time exploring Disney together! Aria loved having Skylar with her as they created memories together each day.

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TRAVELING TO DISNEY WITH TODDLERS Part 2: Animal Kingdom

TRAVELING TO DISNEY WITH TODDLERS Part 2: Animal Kingdom

The Animal Kingdom is definitely one of our favorite parks. Aria loves to visit the African Safari! This is definitely a must see ride/attraction for the kids! They will love getting up close and personal with some of their favorite animals!

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TRAVELING TO DISNEY WITH TODDLERS Part 3: DISNEY HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

TRAVELING TO DISNEY WITH TODDLERS Part 3: DISNEY HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

On our second Day at Disney, we had the opportunity to explore Disney Hollywood studios! This is one of my favorite parks because this is where you will spot all of your favorite characters!

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TRAVELING TO DISNEY WITH TODDLERS Part 4: Epcot

TRAVELING TO DISNEY WITH TODDLERS Part 4: Epcot

In this post, I will be recapping our day at Epcot! Epcot is definitely one of the favorites for adults! We started with dinner at the Living Seas, which was really nice intimate private dinner for the Disney Moms Group! The kids got to gather and watch the fish and sharks swim up close and personal!

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TRAVELING TO DISNEY WITH TODDLERS Part 5: Disney Springs

 TRAVELING TO DISNEY WITH TODDLERS Part 5: Disney Springs

We ended the trip by visiting Disney Springs. We had dinner at Honecomin’ (which was AMAZING) and then we took the kids to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique!

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Living Simply

Living Simply

I am so excited for this upcoming Memorial Day weekend!! My family is coming into town from Philadelphia and we will be hosting a cookout at our local park here in Baltimore!

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Ready for Spring- OshKosh

Ready for Spring- OshKosh

Spring is right around the corner and we are counting down the days until Easter, Easter egg hunts, and Easter baskets!! I told myself that I will not wait until the last minute to make Aria's Easter basket, so we ventured to our local candy store to pick up some goodies to taste test some goodies to add to the list for the Easter bunny!

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Our Disney World and Disney Cruise Vacation vacation was AMAZING

Our Disney World and Disney Cruise Vacation vacation was AMAZING

I am coming off of an AMAZING trip to Disney with the Disney Social Media Mom Celebration (#DisneySMMC). This conference is an exclusive trip put on by Disney’s PR Team where they invite about 100 social media influencers to experience all that Disney has to offer, PLUS learn how to grow their businesses with amazing social media and business breakout sessions.

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#THEMBOLDENS- A Decade of Love: Our Story

#THEMBOLDENS- A Decade of Love: Our Story

I remember it like it was yesterday. I was bored, sitting at my dorm room desk on a Friday night. I had nothing to do. I had no dudes in rotation to take me out, and I was just at a point where I was ready to find someone I can “kick it with”. So I logged into my Myspace account and the song “Promise” by Ciara was my theme song for my page. “I’m looking for somebody I can call boo..” Ciara was speaking my sentiments exactly.

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OLD NAVY HOLIDAY PARTY STYLE

OLD NAVY HOLIDAY PARTY STYLE

I can't believe we are less than a week away from Christmas! As you know from my last post, Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love spending time with my family and celebrating this amazing holiday.

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DSW-THERE'S NO WRONG WAY TO HOLIDAY

DSW-THERE'S NO WRONG WAY TO HOLIDAY

Christmas is my favorite time of the year! I LOVEEEE it!  My family has always been very big on Christmas and all of our many traditions. I think I believed in Santa until I was 10 years old haha. My parents did it all for me and my little sister, so it is without question that Ernest and I are doing the same for Aria.

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OLD NAVY MOMMY DAUGHTER STYLE

OLD NAVY MOMMY DAUGHTER STYLE

Want to know one of my favorite things about being a mom? Yes, having an adorable daughter is one, but a close second is the mother-daughter matching moments!! I am so in love with it. Four years ago when I first found out I was having a little girl, that was one of the first things I couldn't wait to do haha! 

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ARIA'S PROTECTIVE STYLE FT. PINK KIDS

ARIA'S PROTECTIVE STYLE FT. PINK KIDS

I absolutely love keeping Aria's hair in protective styles. 1) because it makes it's easier for me to manage and 2) it keeps her hair growing and healthy. We partnered with Luster's Pink Kids to share their products today, and I must say, I love them. 

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MY DISNEY EXPERIENCE & Top Tips for Planning your Trip

MY DISNEY EXPERIENCE & Top Tips for Planning your Trip

I think I am still on a high from visiting Disney! It was an amazing experience, to say the least, and I definitely want to go back again and again. Before I tell you about my experience, let me give you the backstory on how this trip came about!

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#DAYNABTRAVELS- BAHAMAS

#DAYNABTRAVELS- BAHAMAS

I am coming off of such a high, as I spent the week in the beautiful Bahamas. We decided to visit the Bahamas for our 5 year anniversary and boy was it an amazing vacation. We stayed at the Sandals Royal Bahamian.

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5 YEARS MARRIED & WHAT I LEARNED

5 YEARS MARRIED & WHAT I LEARNED

Last week, we celebrated our five year wedding anniversary! On September 1st, 2012, we became one, we became #ThemBoldens. I remember that day like it was yesterday, and I seriously can’t believe it has been five years already.

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EVERYONE NEEDS TO CHECK OUT A WNBA GAME!

EVERYONE NEEDS TO CHECK OUT A WNBA GAME!

Last week I took my daughter to her first WNBA game! What made it even sweeter is that we sat COURTSIDE and we were personally invited by the WNBA on a sponsored campaign- how freaking amazing is that?!

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