4th of July Paper Plate Crown

4th of July Crown Craft

It’s a craft. It’s a fashion accessory. It’s fun! And you can make this 4th of July Paper Plate Crown quickly and easily with things you probably have in your house already. Oh and it makes the cutest pictures!  So I had a 4th of  planned for last week, but when I started to make it — it […]

Concur Laundry Day In Less Time

Load of Laundry

This post brought to you by Tide® HE Turbo Clean™. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Suburban Mom. How many loads of laundry do you do in a given week? My average is seven, although there are weeks when I have done many more. Seven loads in a week — it’s […]

Red, White And Blue Crackle Cookies

Red White and Blue Crackle Cookies

With the 4th of July fast approaching, I started thinking about an easy and patriotic desert my kids could help make for our family celebration. Last year, K and I made these amazing Lemon Crackle Cookies. (Seriously, if you like lemon, try them!) They were so good, I wondered if they would be good with white […]

An Up Close Look At The Ant-Man Costume

Ant Man Costume

All week I have shared details from my Marvel Ant-Man set visit. I interviewed Paul Rudd, Peyton Reed, Judy Greer and Abby Ryder Fortson and I have shared tons of behind-the-scenes details. But I saved the best picture for last. Are you ready for it?  I am Ant-Man! Yes! That is the real Ant-Man helmet. The one worn […]

An Interview With Ant Man’s Youngest Star Abby Ryder Fortson

Ant Man Abby Ryder Fortson

It seems almost surreal to finally be sharing details from my covert Ant-Man set visit, it has been top secret for so long I thought this week would never come. But here it is. I have to admit that when I was first invited, I had never heard of Ant-Man. But when this fan girl heard the […]

Who Is Your Hero? Mrs. Fields Share Your Hero Campaign

Mrs. Fields #ShareYourHero

You know the mom who is always at school? The one who drives car pool, joins the PTA and throws killer birthday parties? That was my mom. Mom was always there to help with anything needed at school, dance or Girl Scouts. Everyone knew my mom, and I felt special having my mom by my […]

An Interview With Judy Greer From Ant-Man

Judy Greer Ant Man Interview

If you think visiting the set of Marvel’s Ant-Man would be totally awesome, then you would be completely correct! But not always in the ways that you might expect. Yes, making small talk with Paul Rudd — awesome. Learning about Peyton Reed‘s punk rock days as Ant-Man was super cool. And joking with Judy Greer, […]

Skinny Red, White And Blue Margarita

Skinny Margarita

I created this Sweet ‘N Low recipe for a Skinny Red, White And Blue Margarita as a sponsored post for the Socialstars #donthesitaste campaign. The recipe and opinions are my own. The 4th of July is less than two weeks away, and I am excited to share a brand new recipe featuring a colorful spin on my favorite frozen […]

Inside Ant-Man Pym Technologies + An Interview With Director Peyton Reed

Ant Man Peyton Reed Abby Ryder Fortson

When I visited the Marvel Ant-Man set last fall I didn’t just visit one set, I visited two. One set was the house that belongs to Scott Lang’s (Paul Rudd) wife Maggie (Judy Greer), where I watched a live taping and interviewed the stars. The other set was Pym Technologies.  What you can’t see in […]

Weight Watchers Ice Cream – A Sweet Summer Treat

Weight Watchers Ice Cream Treats

This post brought to you by Weight Watchers® Ice Cream. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Suburban Mom. I have a major sweet tooth – major. Every night after the kids go to bed, I crave something sweet. It is a battle because I am also trying to get myself in […]

Paul Rudd Ant-Man Exclusive Interview And Set Visit

Paul Rudd Ant Man Abby Ryder Fortson

In my wildest dreams I could not have imagined when I started this blog six years ago that one day I would be on a live movie set watching the magic of Marvel and Disney come to life — right in front of me. But that’s exactly what happened when I was invited to visit the […]

Make Healthy Snacks An Easy Choice

Organized Snack Drawer

It’s summer, summer, summertime! And in my house that means it’s every time I turn around it is snack time!  You know the saying, “Out of sight, out of mind?” That only holds true with healthy snacks. It doesn’t matter how many healthy snacks I fill this house with, if the kids don’t see the healthy snacks […]

The Build-A-Bear Honey Girls Rock! ~ Giveaway

Build-A-Bear Honey Girls Viv

This summer Build-A-Bear will welcome three fashionable friends to its line up — the Honey Girls. With brightly colored fur and fancy glitter outfits this trio of pals is ready to rock.   The Honey Girls band includes Teegan, Risa and Viv three best friends who share a love of music and a message about friendship and positive self-esteem. Each […]

Minnie Mouse Diaper Cake Tutorial

Minnie Mouse Diaper Cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MagicBabyMoments #CollectiveBias One of my favorite baby gifts to give is a diaper cake. Not only are they completely practical, but they are also adorable. And, if you have never made one, you might be surprised to learn […]

A Practical Father’s Day Gift + Free Printable Tag

Father's Day Gift Tag

I was asked the other day what I had planned for Father’s Day. Without hesitation I replied, “We are going to see the mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs.” Then the question came, “Mermaids? For Father’s Day?” I laughed because, of course, mermaids are not a traditional Father’s Day activity. But I also think that it […]