Ring in the New Year at Knott’s Berry Farm! {TICKET GIVEAWAY}

If you love Knott’s Berry Farm, then ringing in the New Year at the park with all the bells and whistles should be on your radar.  Knott’s New Year’s Eve Event is the perfect family-friendly PARTY with entertainment that sounds like it’s going to knock my socks off.  The parks hours are extended from 10 AM […]

The Best Time to Be a Kid + Win a $2500 Gymboree shopping spree!

Gymboree believes in savoring the special moments, especially during the holidays.  That’s why they are ushering in the holidays with “The Best Time to Be a Kid“, a fun initiative that allows us to tell the unique stories of special family holiday moments.  I’m all about savoring memories with my kids, and since these moments are […]

Let’s GO Fuel Up to Play 60!

I LOVE a great initiative and the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, activated by The California Milk Advisory Board which represents more than 1,500 of California’s dairy families is fabulous.  It’s designed to empower students to take charge in their own lives.  It’s meant to show them that they can make small, everyday changes at school […]

Healthy Easy Snacks for Kids

FoodNetwork.com knows How to Make Delicious Healthy Easy Snack Recipes for Kids!  These three recipes are fabulous for kids, especially for after school because they are easy and they can help make them.  They include Roasted Turkey and Basil Cream Cheese Pin Wheel Sandwiches, a Quesadilla Bar, and Oatmeal Cookie Smoothies.   Happy Snacking, y’all! Kids Can Make: Roasted Turkey and […]

Keeping the Good Going on the Ice

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of New York Life for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My All-Star Daughter keeps the good going on the Ice.  Keep Good Going (KGG) is based around the idea that we can perpetuated personal good and positively effect everyone in our life, including our family. […]

Scoring Dodgers Tickets with ScoreBig

The Dodgers are our team.  We seriously love them.  Every single member of my family is a Dodgers fan, and that’s saying a lot since there are SEVEN of us!  Jeff tries to take the boys to as many games as he can during the season, but we’ve NEVER gone all together as a family. […]

The Happy Mama Movement Take One {#HappyMama}

Starting in 2014, I joined forces with a group of mamas that made it our goal in 2014 to bring the happy back.  That isn’t to say there wasn’t happy in 2013, or 2012 or any of the years before, but we wanted to CALL ATTENTION to the happy in 2014.  We wanted to band […]

Wordful Wednesday – Halloween 2013

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Thanksgiving Teepees {copy cat} #LifeIsASpecialOccasion

One of the things I love about Fall is that it’s FULL of traditions.  Our family has lots of traditions centered around the holidays and if there’s one thing I can count on, it’s that my kids won’t forget them. There isn’t a chance in the world that we {my husband and I} can get […]

Down Syndrome Awareness Month – {my niece}

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, the perfect time to do a little bragging about my miracle niece.  The little peanut arrived by emergency C-Section and weighed in at 2 lbs. 11 oz. at birth.  A later intervention for delivery would have been……disastrous.  She was born with trisomy 21, but her parents didn’t know it […]

Wordful Wednesday – Fishing in Utah

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Wordful Wednesday – Camping in Utah 2013

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Wordful Wednesday – Back to School 2013

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Wordful Wednesday – Sanibel Island, Florida

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Wordful Wednesday – Family Vacation = Happiness

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Wordful Wednesday – Emma Turns 11!

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Wordful Wednesday – A Quick Trip to Cambria

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Merry Christmas 2012

Wishing you and yours a VERY Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wordful Wednesday – Christmas Card Pictures 2012

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Wordful Wednesday – The Bearded Dragon

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Wordful Wednesday – A Glimpse of a Rural Town

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Wordful Wednesday-Halloween 2012

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Wordful Wednesday – Soccer Clinic with LA Galaxy Players

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Branch Chandelier Photo Collage {DIY Decor}

Branch Chandelier Photo Collages are a lot easier to make than you’d imagine, and quicker too.  The most important items you’ll need are the photos, fishing line and the branch!  Once you’ve secured those items, it’s all about slapping on some mod podge and assembling your chandelier.  I have mine hanging above my desk and […]

Wordful Wednesday-Vintage Medicine Bottles

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Wordful Wednesday – Camping & Riding in the Mountains Near Manti, Utah

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Wordful Wednesday – Visiting Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah

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How to Throw a Wizard of Oz Party

How to Throw a Wizard of Oz Party can be downright enjoyable if given enough ideas.  My sister loves to throw Themed Birthday Parties and her Wizard of Oz party turned out to be another fabulous one, full of Ruby Red goodness.  If you are wanting to throw a Wizard of Oz party, this post should give […]

Wordful Wednesday – Visiting Park City, Utah

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Wordful Wednesday ~ The Broken Window

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Redbox Summer Fun and Princesses {win a Princess Cruise!}

My girls would kill me if they knew I said this out loud {or wrote it on my blog} but they loved dressing up like princesses when they were young. Much younger.   I’m clarifying that just in case they happen to see this.  {smiling} They particularly liked to dress up as princesses that were […]

Wordful Wednesday ~ Rain Gutter Regatta 2012

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