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Welcome to our blog!

As work-at-home-moms, we wanted to create a blog that would combine our our online travel and bridal honeymoon registry business with resources to help women business owners and wedding vendors.

We have recently started new business ventures that we are very excited about and will be sharing with you. We will also be featuring work at home businesses and the moms and dads behind these businesses in our WAHM Corner. If you want to be featured sign our guestbook or leave us a comment. We would love to hear from you.

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to sign our guestbook and leave a comment for us. If you want us to write on a particular travel destination, or need a specific travel tip, let us know. Enjoy the ride!

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Vermont Fall Special Offer

Welcome to Basin Harbor

To Book this offer, email us at

A Recent Visit to Jamaica, My Island in the Sun

By: Marjorie Randall , Referring Travel Agent and Owner of Marlee Travel

As my flight descended over the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea surrounding Montego Bay, I reflected on the warmth of the ocean and the calming waves on the white sandy beach I used to enjoy and it was as if it were welcoming me. After going through the long lines and the formalities of the local immigration my next stop was baggage claim where I discovered my luggage did not arrive with me. The airport personnel were however reassuring and convinced me that the luggage should be on the next flight that night. I have to say they handled the situation very professionally and I did get the luggage to begin a well needed getaway. I couldn’t wait to get a fresh look at the island I last visited some five years ago and to get to the beach for a swim.

It was surprisingly much warmer than I expected and I was glad I heeded my friends’ warning to dress accordingly. Montego Bay had a few surprises for me. The Airport had undergone much improvement and the landscape of the city had changed so much. There were so many new developments and traffic was everywhere. They drive so fast on the narrow streets; I was expecting an accident to happen anytime. I love the hilly countryside in Montego Bay though, and I was lucky to be staying with my friend, who has a lovely view of Montego Bay. The view is breathtaking and the sea breeze exhilarating. Oh!! How I miss home.

Being away from the island for so long, I now crave the fruits and foods I missed. There were mangos, avocados, naseberry, sweetsap,.ginneps, papayas, jelly coconut and breadfruit all available on the trees just waiting to be picked. Oranges and tangerines were out of season but I sure enjoyed the fresh supply of all the others and I had my daily fill. Talk about hospitality and generosity. If you don’t have fruit tress but your neighbour has, you can call it yours too. You will never go hungry here. Every family I visited ensured that I had a taste of the local foods, ackee and salt fish, served with cooked green bananas and fried bammy. Yummy!!! I am also on a vegetarian diet so fresh fish fried or steamed was always on the menu.

Of course I had to visit the resort areas. There are so many new hotels under construction in Negril and Montego Bay. The Riu Hotels seems to be in every town, Montego Bay, Ohio Rios, Lucea and Negril. I visited the one in Negril and was really very impressed with their service and the relaxed atmosphere. What intrigued me though was how huge these new hotels were. They covered many acres of land and I wondered if tourism was doing that well. I guess they are doing something good, coupled with the beauty of the island which sells itself. For more on Hotel Rui, see our separate post on this wonderful hotel.

Hotel Riu, Negril, Jamaica ~ A Review

By: Marjorie Randall, Referring Travel Agent and Owner of MarLee Travel

The Riu Hotels seems to be in every town, Montego Bay, Ohio Rios, Lucea and Negril. I visited the one in Negril and was really very impressed with their service and the relaxed atmosphere. What intrigued me though was how huge these new hotels were. Hotel Riu is a Spanish Hotel chain. The locals are saying that history is repeating itself as the Spaniards are back – (Christopher Columbus discovered the island in 1494). The Negril hotel lies along the beautiful seven mile white sand beach approximately 48 miles from Montego Bay. It features 420 deluxe guestrooms and is just minutes away from Negril’s shopping area and nightlife. Yes, it’s all-inclusive and some of the staff is required to speak Spanish. They pride themselves for their hospitality and superior service from the moment you check in. First rate food and drinks are available free to guests around the clock and you can dine at any of the tempting buffets and the a la carte specialty restaurants or enjoy a drink at one of their cozy bars. They offer activities and entertainment for the entire family, among them beach volleyball, table tennis snorkeling, billiards sauna and Jacuzzi, gym, live music, night club and a variety of theme shows. You can also enjoy their on-site spa.

The Riu has all the amenities for a restful vacation. I was captivated by the spectacular views from the guestrooms overlooking the turquoise Caribbean and beautifully landscaped grounds. Oh! The sunset views are spectacular. The sunset seems to change colors from a golden hue to fiery red. It is the perfect place for an island getaway and the ideal holiday choice for couples, singles and families.
Weddings at Rui Negril

Rui also offers great wedding packages. They are dedicated to making the wedding and honeymoon experience an unforgettable one and they have the surroundings to do just that.
One of their wedding packages offers a complete ensemble of services for the perfect wedding as follows:

RIU Caprice Wedding Package 2009 includes:
* On-site wedding coordinator to help plan the special day
* Caprice decoration set up for the ceremony location for the wedding group
* Bouquet of flowers for the bride and a matching boutonniere for the groom
* Two rose petals bags
* CD or recorded music during the ceremony
* Twenty four color photographs
* Reception dinner for the wedding group at one of our specialty restaurants
* Wedding cake for the couple and all the guests
* Sparkling wine for the couple and all the guests (during the Main Toast only)
* Natural or Chocolate body exfoliation for the bride and groom
* Aromatherapy massage for the bride and groom
* Deep-tissue or Lomi Lomi massage for the groom
* Manicure, pedicure and hairstyle for the bride
* Ten percent discount on all spa services for the bride and the groom (restrictions apply)
* Complimentary room upgrade for the couple subject to availability upon arrival (External Jacuzzi Suites are not included)
* Late check out for the couple subject to availability upon arrival
* Breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding
* Surprise gift and fruit basket
* Minister/Judge service & wedding certificate are included* Witnesses if required
Your ceremony options are: religious wedding; civil wedding or renewal of vows. So whatever couples need, the Riu Negril will give you just what your romantic heart desires. Contact us at if you would like more information on destination weddings at Riu Hotels, or any other destination.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Help us help others ~ In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Support These Worthy Causes


September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! iEmporium is having a silent auction on Sept 15 through 20 to benefit Childhood Cancer Research. Bidding starts today, Monday, Sept 14th. Help spread the word and help support this wonderful cause, visit

Reading About Me and Zarstar Designs are 2 businesses owned by 2 work at home moms, Lisa and Ally, and members of Our Milk Money ( They have organized a fundraiser to help two special little girls. Please visit to see details on how you can help.

Secret Samplers is holding an online fundraiser in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month. They are hosting an online Garage Sale with proceeds going to The Make-A-Wish Foundation!

Visit to participate in the garage sale and help support Make-A-Wish and grant wishes for terminally ill children! The Online Garge Sale will be held on the weekend of September 26-28th!

Beads of Hope® sells exquisite handmade beaded jewelry to increase childhood cancer awareness and donates at least 10% of proceeds to cancer research. Shop at Beads of Hope to support this cause and help a child’s fight with cancer. To shop or find out more about their mission go to and visit their blog at

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Introducing Suzi Homemaker

Meet the talent and the Work-At-Home-Mom behind the Suzi Homemaker business. Suzi Crowder, mother of three young children, has an embroidery and sewing business that fashions the most scrumptious creations. Learn about her and her passions as she is this month’s featured member at the online social network of the Online Shopping Mall. Visit to see her complete bio and all Suzi Homemaker has to offer including the beautiful products and gifts featured in a slideshow.

To see all of Suzi Homemaker's products, visit her website by clicking on the banner below

Contest at MUIB- Join MUIB today or Pay the Price

Check out Moms United In Business
Become a member now for free
There will be membership dues after September 14th
The benefits as a member are tremendous
if you're a WAHM
with support and resources
to help you succeed in business
Visit the website and see for yourself
Join today ~ You'll be sorry if you don't

Giveaway Contest at Finders Keepers Jewelry

Summer Sale now on at Finders Keepers Jewelry
Get 10% off first purchase or Earn Free Jewelry

Enter our Giveaway Contest for a chance to win
a necklace or bracelet from Finders Keepers
The winner will be chosen ramdomly on October 1, 2008
To enter, send us an email at
in the subject put October Finders Keepers Giveway
and provide your full name in your email message
Good Luck!

Visit our website by clicking on banner below:

Another Great WAHM Networking Group is a networking group of moms who blog. They blog about everything-the cat that threw up on....; the child who threw a phone in the toilet; the mom who lost her kid in a nano second and is frantically searching; and in between all that blogging about stuff all moms go through there is also time to blog about your business and network to grow your business. The members' personal and professional life will be featured and the mommy universe continues as usual...oh yeah my cat just threw up on the rug.

Visit this blogging networking group at And Oh yeah it's free to what are you waiting for?

Gotta go clean up that mess now...yeah it's a cliche but really a woman's work is never done.

Secret Samplers ~ You Just Gotta Get Yours

Our friend and fellow WAHM, Ruby Ramberg, owns a few online businesses and does direct sales as well. Her latest venture is her Secret Samplers business which allows owners of direct sales business, small business and WAHM business to get their products into the hands of potential customers EVERY month, and at an affordable price. In the month of September, for just $5 you can have lifetime member ship at Secret Samplers. Visit the website at and see why you should get your Secret Samplers today.

Read on to learn more about Ruby Ramberg and her businesses as well as how Secret Samplers can help you:

"Secret Samplers" was created by Ruby Ramberg. A proud mother of three very energetic boys and the owner and founder of The Best Kept Beauty Secrets and it's sister sites:

The Ultimate Secrets Mommy Mall and The Ultimate Ad Spot

These sites were all created with WAHMs and small homed based businesses in mind. As a stay at home mom, Ruby understands the struggle of trying to run a home based business and raise kids. Therefore, she feels the need to help others with her knowledge of launching a successful busy also.

As a WAHM herself , she learned how important direct marketing is for growing your business. Getting your samples and products actually INTO consumers hands is CRUCIAL to growing your customer base and increasing your downline.

Think about your last purchase. Did you just go out and spend $50 on a perfume or cosmetic product just because you seen a commercial? Or did you actually look at the product, read the ingredients, smell the perfume? Most consumers want to know the product before spending a big amount on it. That is where we come in. Secret Samplers allows consumers to sample NAME brand products for a fraction of the price!