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Family Travel: Preparing for a Fun Journey #AlamoDriveHappy

Family Travel - Alamo Drive Happy Box - Preparing for a Fun Journey

You might recall my recent announcement about being a part of the Alamo Chief Travel Moms Council. The council is made up of 5 Moms. I love that we come from diverse backgrounds and live in different parts of the U.S., some of us have older kids and some with younger kids. Each of us… Continue Reading…

New Flavors and Menu Items at Pei Wei + Giveaway

Pei Wei Asian Diner - Thai Lime & Chile with Chicken

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pei Wei Asian Diner for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My friend and I had the opportunity to try out Pei Wei Asian Diner last night. Neither of us had ever been there before. We didn’t know what we were missing out on!… Continue Reading…

Join the Splenda #SweetSwaps Spring Twitter Party

Join the SPLENDA #SweetSwaps Twitter Party on 4/24 at 12pm ET!

This post is part of the SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS™ blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood, who compensated me for my time. Opinions and experiences shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them. Spring has sprung, and what better way is there to celebrate than with a SWEET Twitter… Continue Reading…

Internet Everywhere with a NETGEAR Zing Mobile Hotspot from Sprint

NETGEAR Zing Mobile Hotspot from Sprint

Like many of you, I am on the GO GO GO most of the time. It’s imperative that I be able to stay connected and get my work done when away from home. Just having my cell phone with me isn’t enough for all I have to do online. As a #SprintMom Ambassador, I receive… Continue Reading…

Gardening Apps for Windows 8

Gardening Apps for Windows 8

Technology has found it’s way to practically every nook and cranny of our lives, so why should the garden be any different? The weather is warming up and it’s time to start planning our gardens. I usually just do a patio herb garden, but this year I plan to expand the garden outdoors. Being a… Continue Reading…

Hilton Garden Inn is a Great Place to Stay Near the Ft. Lauderdale Cruise Port

Hilton Garden Inn is a Great Place to Stay Near the Ft. Lauderdale Cruise Port

I missed my morning flight a couple of weeks ago, when heading down to Ft. Lauderdale to go on a Royal Caribbean cruise. Panic set in. But I was able to catch a later flight. By the time I reached Ft. Lauderdale, it was past dinnertime and I was exhausted. Luckily, I was able to catch… Continue Reading…

I Got My Happy Back on a Royal Caribbean Cruise #SeasTheDay

Bliss is the sand between my toes and the sunburn on my nose.

Have you ever forgotten what it’s like to have a real good belly laugh or smile so much that your cheeks begin to hurt? I had found myself in that place, feeling stuck in a rut and not knowing how to get out. I was taking myself and my life much too seriously. It was… Continue Reading…

My Favorite Things for Spring 2014 and a Giveaway!

My Favorite Things - Spring 2014

Do you remember last November when we teamed up with A Helicopter Mom and 17 other bloggers for a MEGA My Favorite Things Giveaway. I’ll let you in on a little secret. We’re talking about having another one this summer, and it’s going to be even bigger and better than the last one. I must… Continue Reading…

Spring Break Fun at Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta

Georgia Explorer Experience at Georgia Aquarium

We are wrapping up spring break here in Georgia this weekend. On Thursday we made a 2 hour trek into Atlanta for some spring break fun at Georgia Aquarium. Many thanks to the Georgia Aquarium for sponsoring this wonderful day! Mom and I have visited the aquarium before, but this was the first time my… Continue Reading…

Join the #WhatsGrillin Twitter Party 5/2 at 12pm ET!

#WhatsGrillin Twitter Party 5/2 at 12pm ET

It’s starting to warm up and that means it’s time to go outdoors! Summer is right around the corner. Have you started thinking about firing up the grill for a fun family gathering? Tyson can make it easy to celebrate! Join us for the #WhatsGrillin Twitter Party for spring grilling ideas using Tyson Chicken Wings… Continue Reading…

It’s Time to Come Clean! Bathroom Secrets and More with Cottonelle #LetsTalkBums

It's Time to Come Clean! Bathroom Secrets and More

Some things are meant to be kept private. Or are they? Not so much anymore thanks to that adorable and hilarious Brit, Cherry Healy who has come all the way from England to talk about our bums, and specifically using Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths and Cottonelle Clean Care toilet paper on them. I agree with… Continue Reading…

Building Strong Bones and Relationships Together

Building Strong Bones and Relationships with Viactiv Soft Chews

This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation with Viactiv®. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Ever since I retired from my full time career, I have had a lot more time to spend with my family. It’s been so great spending so much quality time with my teen granddaughters. We have a lot of… Continue Reading…

Nutrish for Cats is Something to Meow About! #nutrishforcats

Rachael Ray Nutrish for Cats

You are probably used to me talk about my dogs Winston and Lilly, but today we are going to mix things up a bit. The cats are taking over and I have some cat-tacular news! I am excited to tell you about Rachael Ray Nutrish for Cats. My Winston and Lilly eat Nutrish dog food… Continue Reading…

Fun Sandwich Ideas for Kids

Fun Sandwich Ideas for Kids - Sandwich on a Stick

Sometimes you just need to step outside the box a bit or color outside the lines. Keep life interesting by doing things a little differently, mix things up. Be BOLD. I think that’s what Oscar Mayer has done with their new Deli Fresh BOLD lunch meats. The delicious BOLD new flavors include: Italian Style Herb… Continue Reading…

The First Years City Chic Jet Stroller


I received a complementary product to facilitate my review, however all opinions expressed are my own. We have been showing signs of Spring here in Michigan and I am so excited. We’ve had such a long, cold, and awful Winter this year I am so glad it’s over. We have been cooped up all Winter… Continue Reading…