Our Trip to Travaasa Via Instagram Stories

Going Mom and I hit our 9th anniversary on August 17th this year. To celebrate, we took a trip down to Austin, TX to stay at an adult’s only hotel resort called Travaasa. I decided to share our 3.5 hour drive using Instagram Stories and saved each photo to share here.

I woke up early to fit in a workout before heading out.

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We planned on leaving at around 10am, but needed G-Ma to make it over since she was staying to watching Avery for the weekend. Wouldn’t you know, she needed extra time to make it over, but no worries, that meant coffee and extra time with Avery! I cooked all of the food to feed Avery while we were gone and wrote out a schedule for G-Ma to follow.

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Hard to read here, but G-Ma did a great job. She knows how important good nutrition is to us, especially when it comes to feeding our kid, so I felt mostly confident she would deliver. Finally, it was time to say goodbye to Avery.

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She was distracted by birds or something in the window, but we knew she’d miss us. Right? Our trip was off to a great start for about 30 minutes until….

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Stupid traffic. I was running only on coffee and finally felt it was time for a nice protein snack. Really like these Epic Bars.

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Kelley wanted to stop at the famous Magnolia Market in Waco, TX since we were driving right through it on the way. Not that it really stood out to me, but I was up for seeing the place Chip and Joanna Gaines fixed up just like they do on their popular HGTV show, Fixer Upper.

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Naturally, we had to take a couple’s pic in front of their sign with a hashtag. #MilesToMagnolia

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Going Mom bought a few small items to add to our home and we were back off to complete our journey to Travaasa. I had called a few days before and arranged for champagne to be waiting for us in our room. It wasn’t there at first, but while we were out walking, I made a quick call and they rushed it up for our return.

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She loves good, dry bubbly, and this did not disappoint. Time for a ……

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A couple hours of soaking in the hilly surroundings full of fresh air with the scent of cedar and it was time for dinner. Outside on the patio was perfect. Not too hot, not too cold, and no crazy winds. Plus a beautiful view.

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The restaurant was one of the most accommodating with the highest quality I’ve seen. Most ingredients are sourced right from their own garden and all meat is sourced from local suppliers who raise their animals to the highest ethical standards. Needless to say, even a guy that refuses to eat out was happy.

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The entire trip was fabulous and much needed for the both of us. We were able to have fun and reconnect on so many levels. I love my wife more than anything, and can’t wait to celebrate our 10th anniversary with my beautiful bride. Maybe Travaasa in Maui?

My Teespring Shirt: See Ya Later Excavator

When your kid finds and interest in things, you naturally want to support it, right? For me, I’ve been wanting to create an excavator shirt for months, and finally did so through Teespring.

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The design took me longer than I expected, and I’m still not completely happy with the end result. Going Mom said it should be more cartoonish. The more I think about it, I have to agree. I still like what I created and hope it sells, but as of right now, with 10 days left, 0 purchases have been made.

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But here’s your chance to help a fellow dad and all around good guy (or so I think…..right?) and get yourself a unique shirt for the construction truck loving kid in your life.

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I even made another Teespring campaign so adults can get in on the action with their own shirt too.

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There are several colors to choose from and I’ll even throw in 50 virtual high-fives for free. That’s right, FREE!

If the design is not your style, I’m working on another one for the future. Not sure if I’ll use Teespring, but one way or another, it’ll be available.

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Let me know what you think, please. Would you buy any of these?

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Why The IRS requires an EIN

Think of an Employer Identification Number (EIN) as something similar to a Social Security Number (SSN). Much like your SSN identifies who you are to the government, your EIN identifies your company to the IRS. Many business owners and entrepreneurs use EINs instead of SSNs when conducting business activities that might otherwise require an SSN.

In short, the IRS requires an EIN in order to identify your business and track the activities with which it has been engaged. Your business needs an EIN if it meets any of the following criteria:

  • Your business has employees.
  • Your business is a partnership or corporation.
  • You plan to withhold income taxes in addition to paid wages to a nonresident of the United States.
  • You are involved in various organizations that can be found on the IRS website.

Please note that the above is not an exhaustive list! You might also need an EIN to open a business bank account or credit card, for example, or even to apply for necessary business permits. EINs are also great because they help you maintain your privacy by allowing you to engage in business without exposing your SSN.

EIN Application Online

The great new sis that you can apply for an EIN online for free! All you have to do is visit the IRS website and follow the instructions that are contained within. Don’t be tricked into thinking that you need to pay someone to apply for an EIN when you can complete the process for free!

If you need an EIN for your business, consider taking the time to apply for EIN online today! You must be the company’s owner, principal officer, general partner, grantor, or trustor and have your personal information handy when moving through the application process.

Looking to apply for a tax ID number? Start a business? Visit GovDocFiling.com for more.

I'm a health conscious stay-at-home dad looking for products that keep us fit, happy, and healthy. Follow along as I share our experience and discoveries with my daughter as a side-kick.

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