American Girl’s 2015 Girl of the Year, Grace Thomas!

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If you haven't heard yet, American Girl released the brand-new 2015 Girl of the Year, Grace Thomas earlier this month. I fell in love with her as soon as I read about her.  An avid baker with an entrepreneurial spirit, Grace shows girls today that following your dreams can lead to sweet rewards.  Following my dreams is going to be my motto this year as I reach for the stars and start my path down … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday ~ My Angel Boy

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The 2015 Kia Sorento Review #2015Sorento


Some of you know that we are in the market for a new family vehicle.  I'm not sure when we will actually take the plunge (no car payments is awfully nice) but you could say that we are window shopping.  When Kia asked if we would test drive the Sorento for a week, I jumped at the chance.  The Kia Sorento is actually one of the vehicles we have on our short list. I can already tell you that … [Read more...]

The Drop your Pants for Underwareness Movement (Free Sample)


Many thanks to Depend for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging people to #dropyourpants for #underwareness.    Having kids has changed my life as well as my body.  I don't think that after my two pregnancies that my body will ever be quite the same again.  I have come to terms with that and I am okay with it.  Smiling and laughing hysterically these days can bring on a little more … [Read more...]

Sitting Down with the Cast of ABC Family’s Baby Daddy!

Photo courtesy of ABC FAMILY/ Eric McCandless..

I'm usually not the type of girl who swoons over guys.  I mean, there are those rare beautiful people that my husband and I turn to each other and raise our eyebrows about, but rarely would I ever make a public statement about it.  I'm going to have to say something about the cast of Baby Daddy. I think my heart did a little flutter when interviewing the gentlemen of Baby Daddy.  Not only are they … [Read more...]

Exclusive Interview with Joey Lawrence and Melissa Joan Hart of “Melissa & Joey”

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I grew up in the 80's.  We had some great television shows when I was younger and two of my favorites were Blossom and Sabrina The Teenage Witch.   I love seeing some of the actors that I grew up with being successful as adults.  It is a whole new generation, but these stars have made the transition effortlessly.  Last month I had the opportunity to sit down do an interview with Joey Lawrence and … [Read more...]

My Exclusive Interview with Oscar Winning Costume Designer Colleen Atwood #IntotheWoodsEvent

Photo credit credit: The Hollywood Reporter

"Every project starts with a story." ~ Colleen Atwood I have always been fascinated by costumes.  I love meeting creative people and hearing all about their passion.  Last month  I had the chance to meet and talk with Colleen Atwood about her experiences creating the costumes for Disney's Into The Woods.  I was mesmerized when she talked about her love of the costumes and the development of … [Read more...]

The Potty Training Tales and a Giveaway!

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 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PUBigKid #CollectiveBias We are in the midst of my least favorite part of parenting, potty training.  Potty Training was a nightmare with my son and I think I may be suffering from PTSD from my last experience.  I'm sure that this round is going to go better once we get her used to not … [Read more...]

On the set with “Baby Daddy” #ABCFamilyEvent

Photo courtesy of ABC FAMILY/ Eric McCandless..

Yesterday I shared my experience on my first television set and today I am bringing you my experience on my second visit to a television set.  While in LA I was able to preview the upcoming season premiere of ABC Family's "Baby Daddy" as well as visit the set and watch a dress rehearsal.  I fully admit that I wasn't at all familiar with the show before heading to LA.  Now, I am a fan.  Baby Daddy … [Read more...]

My “Melissa & Joey” Set Visit #ABCFamilyEvent


In all of my trips to LA I have never set foot on a television set before.  That all changed last month when I was able to visit the set of ABC Family's "Melissa & Joey".  I wasn't sure what to expect during the "Melissa & Joey" set visit, but I enjoyed every minute of it from stepping foot on the lot to when we left a few hours later.  Melissa & Joey is shot in front of a live studio … [Read more...]

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