First Visit To Disneyland

Our Spring Break Memories + Frito-Lay Sony Camera Giveaway

My daughter’s spring break was officially the third week in March — yep, super early — but this year we have celebrated multiple spring break trips nearly every weekend since. My girls are the luckiest kids around because it just so happened that this spring has been filled with some big, BIG trips and tons of fun.  […]

Smile Quote

Smile Train: Spreading Smiles Around The World

There is nothing more powerful than a smile, except maybe a smile from a child. A sweet toothy grin can lift spirits and spread through a crowd in moments.  It is the most simple and basic human reaction, and yet not everyone is born with the ability to smile.  I am blessed to have two bright and smiling […]

Free Kids Kindle Books April 23

10 Free Children’s Kindle eBooks April 23, 2014

Yesterday I was very excited to receive a comment from an author whose book I featured in yesterday;s Free Kindle Books round-up. She was so pleased to see her book listed so people could download and enjoy it, it made my day. So remember, not only are you getting great free content — you are […]


Free UPS Shipping Label for Goodwill Donation of Clothing & Household Goods

If you have some stuff sitting around your house waiting to be donated, here’s a quick and free way to make donating them even easier. Head over to the Give Back Box site and you can print a FREE UPS shipping label to mail in your clothing and household good donations to Goodwill. The purpose […]

Pumpkin Spice Waffle

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Waffles

I love breakfast foods, especially sweet breakfast foods. And one of my favorite breakfast treats is homemade waffles. We have one of those really cool flip waffle makers, which makes making waffles even more fun. Normally we make plain waffles (and douse them in syrup or whip cream), but this weekend we decided to spice things up.

VeggieTales in Space

VeggieTales: Veggies In Space + Build Your Child’s Library Sweepstakes

Are your kids VeggieTales fans? How about Star Trek fans? Then they are going to flip when they learn about the newest VeggieTales movie - VeggieTales: Veggies In Space. A twist on Star Trek, Veggie style.  Because VeggieTales are popular in my house, I am excited to tell you about the newest VeggieTales movie and a sweepstakes […]


Free Disneynature Bears Reusable Tote Bag at the Disney Store

To celebrate Earth Day tomorrow, head to your local Disney Store where you can score a FREE Disneynature Bears reusable tote bag. To get your freebie you’ll need to bring in 5 plastic bags to recycle. There is a limit of 1 bag per person while supplies last. Learn more here.

Playtex Insulated Bottle Tote Pacifier Holder

Playtex Baby Products That Stand The Test Of Time ~ 10 Winner Giveaway

Babies need a lot of stuff. And while much of that stuff is only needed for the first few months, it is funny how some baby items get woven into your life and become a must-have item long after baby is no longer a baby. Two of those items that have become part of my day-to-day […]

Pei Wei Thai Lime & Chile

Pei Wei Introduces Fresh New Options ~ Giveaway

Returning home from a Disneyland vacation on a cross-country red-eye with two small children, we were exhausted. Way too tired to cook, not to mention an empty pantry. Seeking something fresh – the opposite of airport food – we headed to Pei Wei to check out some new menu options as well as some old favorites.

Rice Krispie Treats Easter Eggs

Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Raise your hand if your house is overflowing with plastic Easter Eggs. (Me!) We reuse our eggs from year to year, so I never buy new ones, and yet our collection of plastic eggs grows each year. Well, plastic eggs aren’t just for hiding! This year I have been putting those little eggs to work, […]