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, […]

Housewarming Gift Ideas: DIY Home Essentials Gift Basket {Giveaway}

What to put in a housewaming gift basket

Do you have any friends or family members who are settling into a new home this summer? How about new neighbors?     Make them a housewarming gift basket!   Welcoming someone into their new home means offering a gesture of comfort, warmth and a salutation that leaves them with the #bestfeelings. One of my […]

Summer Entertaining: Tropical Honey Mint Pineapple Fruit Salad

Tropical Honey Mint Pineapple Fruit Salad, served in a pineapple boat!

  Summertime is just around the corner, which means it’s time to take advantage of the longer days, warmer nights and fresh food with friends and family for lots of fun! I definitely plan to entertain guests this summer, hang out poolside and enjoy plenty of days at the beach. When hosting a summer soiree, […]

Barilla Helps Make Quick Meals That Make A Difference

Barilla Pasta

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla®.   I am always in the market for quick dinner ideas, I have such a hectic evening schedule. Getting home around 6pm with two young kids means we’ve only got a bit of time to do homework, eat dinner, bathe, pick out clothes, […]

Tons of Amazon Fun With Rio 2 Movie!


  Have you seen the super cute movie Rio? The 2011 film was about ‘Blu’ the blue macaw who is birdnapped and brought to Rio to mate with another blue macaw named Jewel. Blu and Jewel must find away to escape (and Blu must learn to fly) and happen to find love on the way. Rio was an adorable movie, […]

5 Hobbies To Pick Up In The Spring to Evoke Your #BestFeelings

Painting and Wine, San Diego

  I am so happy that the spring season is here! I have partnered with Glade® in a sponsored campaign to share how I evoke my #bestfeelings with a few new hobbies for spring. Get inspired to do something new and live in the moment with fragrances you love. Here are 5 hobbies I’d like to take up […]

Functional, Stylish Home Decor: Luma Comfort Cool Mist Humidifier HC12W

Luma Comfort Cool Mist Humidifier

It’s cold season, and our family has been passing a pretty nasty one around. My boys also seem to have inherited my allergies, which means they are often stuffy and sniffly. So, to help them sleep more easily, we usually have a humidifier running in their bedroom, but it broke a few weeks ago. While […]

What She Really Wants for Valentine’s Day: A KitchenAid Mixer!

Baking with the KitchenAid Mixer, Red

Y’all. You need to hear the truth.     Valentine’s Day is approaching. The jewelry, flowers and chocolates are nice. But let’s get down to what she REALLY wants. Something that will make her life easier, be fun to use, and look shiny in her kitchen…   She Wants A KitchenAid Mixer!   How do […]

For The LEGO Lover: The LEGO® Movie Prize Pack Giveaway

The LEGO Movie Poster

Who’s excited for The LEGO® Movie?     This first ever, full-length theatrical adventure is inspired by a legendary line of construction toys; LEGOS! Warner Brothers Pictures put together an awesome 3D computer animated story with a great cast. Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure, is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the […]

Travel Must-Have for Moms With Infants: Tiny Love Take Along Bouncer

Tiny Love Take Along Baby Bouncer

By contributing writer Mariel Concepcion   As a first-time mom of a very needy four-month-old boy, I am always open to reviewing products that make my life as a mom easier. My motto is you could never have too much equipment at hand, even when not at the comfort of your own home. For our […]