Archives for August 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Bridal Excitement!

I’m a bridesmaid in an upcoming May 2013 wedding. I am so proud, excited and honored to stand up next to an amazing friend. I will have a review coming on this, but I couldn’t help but share this gorgeous etched wine bottle! Tweet

Reporting ‘live’ from Bacara Spa & Resort in Santa Barbara, CA!

Greetings from gorgeous Santa Barbara, California! I am here for a top secret event that I cannot tell you what it’s about until I am directed to do so. Don’t you dislike secrets? Trust me, it will be worth it! In the meantime, I wanted to share the beautiful resort that I am staying at. […]

We love Kidz Bop 22!

In our home, we are all mega music lovers. My son is 7 and has been singing anything and everything that he hears and when we are in the car, he asks me to turn up the volume so he can hear it and sing along. Kam is almost 5 and she has been following […]

Wallet Security while Traveling

How NOT to lose your wallet while traveling. Yes, I’ve lost my wallet a number of times. It’s challenging to get through TSA at the airport with no ID, no driver’s license, no credit cards, no cash. Short story: Drill hole in flat wallet, zip tie (melt zip closure to enforce security) attach key ring, […]

I’m having an online Thirty-One party! Come join! {8/22 – 8/31}

Who likes Thirty-One? I DO! I’m hosting an online party for a new consultant and if you would like to order, I’d love you to! I recently ordered three items that I LOVE! I’m taking my makeup pouch (left) with me tomorrow. Tucker’s baseball bag will be a Christmas gift & my Mommy Goggles bag […]

Wordless Wednesday: First Day of 1st Grade!


Twinkle Toes: The Movie

My almost 5 year old is in love with her SKECHERS Twinkle Toes shoes that I bought her in NYC this past May…. so much that I found a pair on the SKECHERS clearance section recently for back to school. She loves the shoes, and so do I. (I wish they came in adult sizes!) […]

Back to School with Wet Ones

My 7 year olds first day of school was today and my 4 year olds first day of preschool is tomorrow. As a parent, I am excited for no more daily sibling fights, however this means that my babies are growing up. There are so many things that a parent does to prepare for the […]

Our fun trip to Six Flags Over Texas

This summer has been a crazy busy one, to say the least. We made sure to make all that we could of this summer with plenty of family fun time. While we were in Texas to visit family, we made a stop at Six Flags Over Texas. We surprised another family by taking them with […]

Seattle’s Best Coffee #RedCupShowdown – Iowa State Fair Winners

On Wednesday, we went to the Iowa State Fair for the Red Cup Showdown. I have never been to a contest in person, so I was very excited to witness it first hand. I got to the Showdown as they were setting up. My first thought was that the space was so small for all […]

Back to School with Kohl’s

School starts for my son in 5 days and my daughter in 6 days. Yes, I am counting down. It’s been a fun summer, but let’s face it, some of us are ready to get back to routines and the kids are itching to get back to see their friends that they haven’t seen during […]

Rayovac saved our Blackout

A couple of weeks ago, we were hit by a pretty hefty storm. First it rained, then it down poured, followed by hail, then before we knew it, our power was out…. for 10 hours. We have been preparing a safety cabinet with batteries, flashlights, candles and other emergency needs. The main thing that we […]

Wordless Wednesday – Clothing attire

She dresses herself and I love her choices. Tweet

We’re going to the Iowa State Fair 8/15 for Seattle’s Best #RedCupShowdown #CBias

This Wednesday, August 15th, I am excited to be at the Iowa State Fair for the Red Cup Showdown where Jeff Mauro will be there for the Seattle’s Best Red Cup Showdown. The Red Cup Showdown Tour has been all over and Iowa State Fair is the last stop so you should stop by and […]

In Summertime, Frozen Bananas are A-Peeling

Frozen desserts are popular all year long, but they’re especially popular when the heat is on. But, kids’ frozen favorites, especially ice cream, are very sugary and high fat, adding a lot of empty calories to any child’s diet. Frozen bananas have long been a nutrient-packed and easy alternative to ice cream—frozen bananas are creamy, […]

How Verizon is taking a stand against Domestic Violence with HopeLine

If you were to meet any Domestic Violence survivor, not one of them will tell you that they were proud to be in an abusive relationship. I am one of those people. Most domestic violence victims hide if they are currently in that abusive relationship, or they will keep it to themselves if they were […]

My Makeup Mission with elf cosmetics – Check out my finds! #eyeslipsface

I travel a lot for my blog, as well as for personal adventures. With those travels, come parties, events and mingling with companies that I work with. Growing up, I wasn’t really the type that carried makeup around with me everywhere that I went. Now that I’m older, I’ve grown to have a love for […]