El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico: Hiking La Mina Trail and Waterfall

La Mina Falls, El Yunque Forest, Puerto Rico

  Puerto Rico is a must-visit country for many reasons, but one of the main reasons is that it has the only tropical rain forest in the entire United States National Forest system.    El Yunque National Forest delves through the mountains on the eastern end of the island, it’s quite tall and you can drive […]

Best Way to Stay Connected on the Go: Free Data with T-Mobile Trio AXS 4G Tablet

Trio AXS Tablet using the internet

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.     Now that most kids have headed back to school, there is just so much happening! It feels like we have millions of things to do: school drop offs and pick ups, soccer and baseball practice, driving to […]

Girls Fall Style: Polka Dot Sweater, Skinnies + Boots

Active little girl jumping

    Western Chief Kids sent over a pair of brown cuffed boots for girls, I like how they fit and I LOVE how they look on my little girl!     Boots and sweaters and skinnies, OH MY!   Off White Cuffed Sleeve Polka Dot Pull Over Sweater – Cherokee for Target  Denim Skinny […]

5 Ways To Make Shopping Easier With Kids

Chievres Commissary ribbon cutting

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf Sears. Wait till you read about this kid friendly, time saving shopping tip!     Got kids? Need to go shopping?   Shopping for clothing, groceries, appliances, and essentials is inevitable, but can be a challenge when you’ve got the kids in tow. Life waits […]

My Summer: Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter S’mores Pie

Sliced No Bake Peanut Butter S'mores Pie

I created this recipe in a partnership with Jif Whips, a fluffy, tasty and spreadable flavored peanut butter. Although compensated, I share my own opinions and ideas.     Chocolate + Marshmallow + Graham Cracker = YUM. But what if we added peanut butter?   With summer winding down, cooler temperatures are bound to take over […]

Relaxing Desert Retreat: La Casa Del Zorro Resort in Borrego Springs, California

Cactus plant in Borrego Springs Desert

  Who goes to the desert in the summer?   I’ll tell you who. Someone who want to relax, to unwind. Someone who wants to throw away all of their responsibilities for the moment and have a little fun. We went to La Casa Del Zorro Resort and Spa in Borrego Springs and loved every […]

Celebrating Milestones: Marriott Rewards® The Most Memorable Accomplisments

Marriott Rewards Surprise Party

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Marriott Rewards. I received Marriott Points to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.     How do you celebrate someone special in your life? Have Marriott throw them a surprise party!   Remember when I told you […]

The Boxtrolls Movie Premiere Sweepstakes: You Can WIN a Trip to Los Angeles!

Make Your Own Boxtroll for The Boxtrolls Movie

  Y’all  remember when I shared the reasons you must see The Boxtrolls movie, a new, exciting family film? In anticipation of The Boxtrolls movie release, they are holding a fun sweepstakes that will send one lucky family to the premiere of the movie in Los Angeles!   From the creators of ParaNorman and Coraline, […]

Back To School Must Haves: 3 Boys Clothing Styles + Outfit Ideas

Oshkosh BGosh Fall 2014 Boys Plaid and Cargo Outfit

  Do you need back to school clothes and outfit ideas for boys? Have you finished your back to school shopping? I am almost there, I have a few items left to pick up for both my daughter and son. My daughter just needs a jacket, but my son, oh my SON. He needs something in […]

The #Ferguson Protest: What Am I Supposed To Tell My Son?

SWAT police and protestors come face to face in Ferguson, MO

If you knew nothing about the current situation in Ferguson, Missouri and I showed you this picture, what would you think it was from?     This photo looks like it’s a scene from the 1960′s. As most of us have already heard, this is happening NOW, in August of 2014, and it’s sickening. There […]