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Need a San Francisco Fix? Stay at a Personality Hotel {One Night Giveaway}

Need a San Francisco Fix? Stay at a Personality Hotel {One Night Giveaway}
April 24, 2014
Personality Hotels are unique and have a character about them you won't find anywhere else in the city! At Personality Hotels we are passionate about what we do, we take hospitality, comfort and design seriously. Be inspired by our smart touches, an... Read More

“Match Made in Tahoe” Contest Runs through April 27: Engaged Couples Enter Now!

“Match Made in Tahoe” Contest Runs through April 27: Engaged Couples Enter Now!
April 23, 2014
Tahoe South invites engaged couples to sign up to win a free weekend exploring the destination’s most fabulous wedding, lodging, and reception venues with a Facebook contest prize package to help plan their wedding. Tahoe Wedding Sites will award eig... Read More

Hotel/Resort/Vacation Home Reviews

Everything a Traveler Needs in the City: Omni San Francisco Review

Everything a Traveler Needs in the City:  Omni San Francisco Review
April 23, 2014
With all the travel I've been doing in the past few years, picking a hotel has become a matter of being, well...picky!  You have to be these days to get the quality of service you deserve for the right price!  Even if it's only for less than 24 hours... Read More

Where to Stay on the Strip: Paris, Las Vegas

Where to Stay on the Strip:  Paris, Las Vegas
February 27, 2014
If your travel plans can't include a visit to the City of Lights in France to see the Eiffel Tower, how about the next best thing?  Paris, Las Vegas makes a statement on the Strip with it's petite replica of the grand structure, but do you feel the s... Read More

Food & Drink

Head to Chevys Today for a Chance at the Kids Coloring Contest!

Head to Chevys Today for a Chance at the Kids Coloring Contest!
April 19, 2014
Easter is tomorrow and you have a last minute chance to participate in the Chevys Fresh Mex® Kids Coloring Contest for the chance to win a kids Fiesta... Read More

Las Vegas Dining: Buca di Beppo at the Excalibur

Las Vegas Dining:  Buca di Beppo at the Excalibur
March 4, 2014
Two words, come hungry!  I must say that over the course of two months since I battled the dreaded flu and lost 10 pounds, the weight has happily foun... Read More

Wine Time

Brancott Estate Flight Song Wines are 20% Lighter in Calories! #MC #Sponsored #FlightSong

Brancott Estate Flight Song Wines are 20% Lighter in Calories! #MC #Sponsored #FlightSongI participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Brancott Estate Wines. I received product samples to facilitate my rev...

Twisted Roots Wine Tasting Room in Carmel Valley

Twisted Roots Wine Tasting Room in Carmel ValleyLocated in the lovely Carmel Valley, the Twisted Roots wine tasting room is a great spot to stop into and enjoy some of California's great wines.  Not...

Photography

Travel Photography: Iconic Golden Gate Bridge

Travel Photography: Iconic Golden Gate BridgeJust passing by on the way home from Sonoma Valley and you have to stop and photograph the bridge, every time!  Especially when your husband is a civi...

Travel Photography: Cancun in Shades of Turquoise

Travel Photography: Cancun in Shades of Turquoise  Cancun is beautiful in October. Short of only seeing the sun for about 15 minute increments about a half dozen times, the Mexican Caribbean ...

entertainment

Legends Of Oz: Dorothy’s Return–Trailer + Express Tour Dates #LegendsofOz

Legends Of Oz: Dorothy’s Return–Trailer + Express Tour Dates #LegendsofOz
April 19, 2014
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is a 3D-animated musical based on the adventure books by Roger Stanton Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum. A co... Read More

On Set in Vancouver Canada for Jingle All the Way 2 #jinglealltheway2

On Set in Vancouver Canada for Jingle All the Way 2 #jinglealltheway2
April 9, 2014
Who's ready for Christmas?  Okay, before you start throwing things at me, you have to understand that I just got back from Vancouver, British Columbia... Read More

Technology

2014 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring: Could this Be First-Car Worthy?

2014 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring: Could this Be First-Car Worthy?Last weekend, we took my oldest daughter who is 15 for some driving practice.  In the next few months she'll be eligible for her permit and frankly th...

Milestones Have Me Considering Zact Mobile for My Tween #MC

Milestones Have Me Considering Zact Mobile for My Tween #MCI participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Zact. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. This Chr...

Style

Spring Fashion at Kohl’s: Two Looks, One Dress #SpringatKohls #MC

Spring Fashion at Kohl’s:  Two Looks, One Dress #SpringatKohls #MC I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received a Kohl’s gift card to facilitate my post and as a thank you...

Made to Fit Mallory Style Lee Jeans Review

Made to Fit Mallory Style Lee Jeans ReviewIt is finally starting to feel like winter in my neck of the woods, so it’s time to unpack the sweaters and scarves. Being plus size can sometimes mak...

Home/Family/Kids

Rio 2 Hits Theaters April 11: Funny Movie Clip + Giveaway #Rio2

Rio 2 Hits Theaters April 11:  Funny Movie Clip + Giveaway #Rio2
April 3, 2014
Blu and Jewel are back for an all new adventure in Rio 2! The entire cast of the animated smash RIO returns in RIO 2, and they are joined by a new flock of top actors and musical talents. Rich with grandeur, character, color and music, RIO 2 finds... Read More

Disney’s #Frozen: My Girls’ Review + the Hotel de Glace-Ice Hotel {Video}

Disney’s #Frozen:  My Girls’ Review + the Hotel de Glace-Ice Hotel {Video}
March 27, 2014
So Frozen has been out a week, how many times have your kids watched it? I think we're only on five but it's because my kids have so many other extracurricular activities going on right now, if not the number would be quite high I'm sure! Walt Disne... Read More

Review: Go See This Weekend’s Most Wanted Movie, Muppets Most Wanted!

Review:  Go See This Weekend’s Most Wanted Movie, Muppets Most Wanted!
March 21, 2014
When I was a kid I dearly loved the Muppets.  First there was the Muppet show, which we religiously watched every single week.  Even when we lived in Germany in the 80's and had only three channels, we were able to get the Muppet Show, and we never m... Read More

Travel to Hawaii

Kauai: Island Helicopters’ Exclusive Jurassic Falls Landing Adventure

Kauai:  Island Helicopters’ Exclusive Jurassic Falls Landing Adventure
August 30, 2013
Neither my seven year old nor I have been in a helicopter before our trip to Kauai.  I don't typically get too nervous about flying anymore in an airplane though I was slightly anxious about our adventure with Island Helicopters, but also looked forw... Read More

Captain Andy’s Eco Adventures, Kauai: Na Pali Coast Sail and Snorkel Tour

Captain Andy’s Eco Adventures, Kauai:  Na Pali Coast Sail and Snorkel Tour
August 12, 2013
Having been to Kauai for the first time in 2006, I remember hearing about the Na Pali coast and how it was only accessible via hike, viewed from the air or by boat.  The road to drive on ends where the majestic cliffs begin and I was thrilled to be a... Read More

Kauai, Hawaii: Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach

Kauai, Hawaii:  Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach
July 24, 2013
At one point in our Kauai family adventure, I asked my 7 year old what she thought family-friendly meant, she responded, "cool pools at the hotel!"  That is indeed true at the Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach!  If you take a look at one of the... Read More
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