DIY Valentine’s Day Gift: Photo Decorated Heart Chocolate Box Craft

DIY Valentine's Day Gift Personalize a chocolate heart box with a photo

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and we have a cute Valentine’s Day craft idea for you. Learn how to make this DIY photo Valentine heart chocolate box, the best part: it’s a keepsake, and you can EAT IT!     I went to a fun event at Hewlett Packard‘s headquarters in San Diego and got […]

10 Facts About the Movie #StrangeMagic, from Director Gary Rydstrom #StrangeMagicEvent

Strange Magic Director Gary Rydstrom, Skywalker Ranch, photo by Sassy Mama in LA

  Did you all go out and watch STRANGE MAGIC this weekend? I took the kids and they loved the movie, and I was happy to be a able to see it again!   I know you all remember that I got a chance to visit Skywalker Ranch and screen the movie, meet the crew and interview […]

Taking The Kids: Island Weather and Sandy Beaches in Phuket, Thailand

Boat on the beach in Phuket, Thailand, Flickr, Jeff Gunn

Welcome to our Taking The Kids series, a once-monthly exclusive spotlight of travel destinations that are great for the entire family! If you are wondering if a specific destination is child friendly, or are looking for suggestions of where to take your next family vacation, visit our Taking The Kids archives.     Destination: Phuket, Thailand It’s […]

STRANGE MAGIC is a Must-See Animated Family Film! #StrangeMagicEvent

Strange Magic, Marianne and Roland

  Who’s ready for a little STRANGE MAGIC?!   Get your popcorn ready and take the whole family to the movies this weekend to see this beautiful, animated and unusual love story, told through music. From the mind of George Lucas, two world’s collide and prove to create some STRANGE MAGIC, in a tale of a […]

5 Facts About Elijah Kelley and His Character “Sunny” in Strange Magic #StrangeMagicEvent

Elijah Kelley, Deanna Underwood, Strange Magic Press Day 2015

  Did y’all know that STRANGE MAGIC is coming out on Friday, January 23? Well it is, and I am so fortunate to have been able to screen it ahead of time and interview the cast and creators! By now, I hope you’ve read about my interview with George Lucas, the creator of the movie […]

Brancott Estate Flight Song Wine: Full on Flavor, Light on Calories!

Enjoy Brancott Estate Flight Song Wines

I got the chance to try a tasty, lower calorie white wine, thanks to Influence Central and Brancott Estate Flight Song. I participated in their influencer activation and tried samples, i’ll get a promo item for sharing my thoughts.      Do you all remember when I said that I wouldn’t be making any new year resolutions? […]

George Lucas Talks Strange Magic Movie: Inspiration, Music, and LOVE #StrangeMagicEvent

George Lucas, Strange Magic Interview, Skywalker Ranch January 2015

  It was quite the honor to be able to get an exclusive interview with George Lucas to talk all things Strange Magic! The movie is coming out this weekend, so everyone is gearing up for the release. Lucas and a few others were on hand at Skywalker Ranch specifically to speak with our press group […]

Learning Is Fun with Captain McFinn Swim & Play App for Preschool!

Captain McFinn Swim & Play Preschool App

We’re testing out a fun, educational iPad game for preschoolers, Captain McFinn Swim & Play, in partnership with Influence Central and Captain McFinn. I got a subscription to try out the app, plus another promotional item for sharing. Read on to see why this app is so fun for preschool learning!   In the digital age, […]

3 Things To Tell Your Kids About Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have decided to stick with Love, Martin Luther King Jr

  “Mom, who is Martin Luther King, Jr?”   No matter your age, sex, race, or nationality, it is important that we reflect on our historical happenings worldwide. So, how do you explain, to a child, that a man who practiced positivity and non-violence,was assassinated for doing so?  King is more than a holiday. Although […]

Dry Skin Blues? Get Winter Smooth Skin From Head To Toe With Aveeno!

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion

I am keeping my winter skin moisturized with Aveeno® Active Naturals® products, i’ll be sharing what I started using as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars and #Aveeno.      In San Diego, we don’t have snow, sleet or frostbite. It’s not as cold as you East Coast and Midwestern states, oh my I feel […]