Jingle Bell Rock The Holidays

Rock The Holidays - T-Mobile Simple Choice

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.   All opinions are mine alone. #RockTheHolidays #CollectiveBias Not sure about your family, but around here we are big music people.  We are big holiday people.  Jon and I bring our own traditions into the mix for Aubrey and Luke (and now Ryan too!) but everything always centers around music.  Jon grew up playing instruments so family gatherings can have a spontaneous jam session and the little ones join in on the piano.  With my family, music is always playing for gatherings whether it's a holiday mix during … [Read more...]

Seasonal Menu at Bonefish Grill

seasonal menu at bonefish grill valencia ca

I received a gift certificate to dine and share my experience with the new seasonal menu options at Bonefish Grill in Valencia.  Opinions are mine (and my friend's, since she came with!) Shrimp Ceviche Chilled bay scallops, marinated shrimp, fish, fresh pineapple, coconut, cilantro and guacamole, seasoned crisps for dipping. Since I'm practically ready to give birth at almost any minute of any day, I'm trying to get all the things I've been meaning to do, done.   One of the items on the agenda was going out with my friend Maria to do my post-baby-booze-shopping trip to stock up on some … [Read more...]

Prepared Meals – Fresh to Your Door – Freshly Review

Fresh Meals To Your Door - Freshly Review

Freshly was kind enough to send me a start set of 6 meals to try out.  Below is my impression! If you're searching for a company to send fresh meals to someone (new parents, someone recovering from a surgery, a parent who is solo-parenting while the other is on a business trip) - PLEASE read on.  Spoiler alert but I loved the ease of everything that arrived.  Receiving a shipment of food without having to cut, chop, marinate, etc - and heat up in 1-2 minutes is just pure awesomeness. Ok so what is Freshly?  They're prepared meals delivered right to your door.  There's a variety of options … [Read more...]

Finally! Dunkin Donuts in Santa Clarita Valley {giveaway}

Dunkin Donuts - Grand Opening Santa Clarita Valley Canyon Country

Thank you Dunkin for inviting me to the Grand Opening of Dunkin Donuts in Santa Clarita Valley! You might remember my excitement when a Dunkin opened up REALLY close to me.  I shared a video I made on YouTube and was just WAITING anxiously for one to open up where I live in Santa Clarita aka #Awesometown. (and yes, that's a thing).  Waited patiently for the word to come through about the one for my town.  It opened up recently AND has a drive-thru!  Drive-thru coffee shops are a MUST for moms. I sometimes will go out of my way just to avoid having to get the kids out of the car. Oh, who am I … [Read more...]

Bonefish Grill Valencia – Now Open

Bonefish Grill Valencia, CA | Santa Clarita Valley

I was invited to attend a media preview dinner at the new Bonefish Grill Valencia in Santa Clarita Valley. All opinions are mine Warning - do not read this if you're starving.     Last week I had the privilege to attend a media preview dinner at the newest restaurant to hit Santa Clarita Valley - Bonefish Grill.  Any opportunity to get dolled up and enjoy amazing food will never be passed up by me!  Even with a full bar menu - the wonderful staff created 2 different beverages (non-alcoholic!) for me to enjoy with the rest of the attendees.  I was so happy and can't wait to … [Read more...]

Creating a Name For Your Business

Creating your business name

This post is written as a partnership with Name.Kitchen discussing the creative process to creating a name for your business.   As a 2 time mom (soon to be third), and small business owner to 3 businesses (one now closed), naming things is difficult.    My very first business was a partnership right after I got married - to create Swarovski covered Crystal Cake Toppers.  There were two of us, and we came up with our name in 2 seconds - possibly over lemon drop martinis - Bling Divas.  A few months into the business, she relocated and we parted ways and I needed to rename our business since … [Read more...]