Disney Social Media Moms “On the Road!”

Disney Social Media Moms has done it again. They’ve announced the dates for their annual conference, one I’m sure a lot of us wouldn’t want to miss!

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending Disney Social Media Moms, On the Road event at Disneyland. For those of you unfamiliar with the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, it’s an invitation-only conference that provides social media content, Disney updates, and empowering speakers.

Social Media Moms Celebration

The DisneySMMC first started at WDW in Florida. But over the years, it has grown into a highly coveted event. So much so, they started the On the Road series. This smaller, one-day conference is jammed pack with amazing content. So you can imagine my excitement to be invited back. continued

When the sky turns gray


I’ve been in a bit of a funk. It’s the kind of funk that I can probably get out of quickly if I did something about it. But right now, I’m feeling very melancholy. It didn’t dawn on me why I was feeling this way until I looked at the date. September 10th. Now I know why the skies have turned gray. But I won’t let myself go there because that triggers a whole other mess. continued

What teachers really want for back to school supplies

What teachers really want, but won't ask for! #teachers #school

It’s that time of year again when our kids head back to school. Parents settle into a normal routine, and forget to pack lunches for the first day. Oh wait, is that just me? One of the things I stress out about is meeting our new teachers. It can be challenging to get to know a teacher in the few minutes or seconds you might see them each day, if you even get to see them each day.

What do teachers really want on their back-to-school shopping list.

As a parent, I want to know what will help our teacher have the best school year. I don’t want them worrying about spending their own money on things that we can help provide. But what do you get for them? I’ll happily bring in Kleenex and Clorox Wipes. But what do they really need? continued

Fear of Running Out (of water)

Ever since I cut way back on drinking soda and other sweetened drinks, I have been on a quest for more water. You guys know, I talk about this endlessly around here. When my body gets accustomed to ingesting lots of water (as it should be) I notice the ill effects when I don’t drink enough water.

Since eliminating sweetened beverages, I’m feeling a lot better. I have a lot more energy and don’t have that afternoon lag I used to have. Most of the time, I opt for soda water instead. Just by replacing a single 12-ounce, 140 calorie sugar-sweetened beverage with water each day for a year can cut more than 50,000 calories from your diet.

Amazing bottled water continued

LEGOLAND PlayPass now available!

One of the draws of moving to Southern California was how many great places we’d be able to visit. LEGOLAND being one of them. Now that my girls are at an age where they love playing with LEGO’S, the draw to LEGOLAND is even greater than ever before.



Crafting with Perler beads

Crafting with Perler Beads

I walked in my daughters playroom today and found a huge mess on her craft table. Beads were everywhere. But before I could lose my mind, I noticed how many really awesome things she’s created with Perler beads. If you haven’t had the pleasure of using these beads, just wait. They are tiny little things that I have the worst time getting ahold of. But for little fingers? They’re fantastic.

Peeler bead kit

She spends hours making fun little bead art and gives them away to anyone who will take one. On our recent home remodel, she made individual gifts for all the guys working on our house who have since become family. She’s taken these to school on her “share day” and now has her entire class hooked on making fun bead art. Some of these kids really knock it out of the park with their original designs. continued

Zucchini-Blueberry Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

zucchini-blueberry cake

If you’re a gardener, or know someone who is, you most likely have a ton of zucchini hanging around like we do. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem. My kids love zucchini bread and have been gobbling it up by the loafs. But I really wanted something more dessert-like… maybe a cake! continued

Introducing Buster!

This past weekend we expanded our family. Meet Buster, our 12 week old black lab mix puppy.

Bringing Buster home

Buster came to us from the Helen Woodward Animal Center. We were initially apprehensive about adopting a rescue. But we now think we needed Buster more than he needed us. continued

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