Learning about Farm Fresh with a2 Milk®

Learning About Farm Fresh

This post was sponsored by a2 Milk® as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.   Where we live - it's a short drive to almost anything.  Within an hour or so you can be at the beach, the mountains, farmland, even some wineries.  It's kind of an amazing location but we really don't take much advantage to take all the kids out.  I see my instagram feed filled with other families venturing out to different adventures but just the thought is kind of overwhelming.  There's stuff to pack, I don't want cranky kids, I … [Read more...]

Cashing in Their Tickets- Billy Beez

billy beez valencia

Remember a few weeks ago I shared about the reward system we created for the kids?  It's been working pretty well.  I told the kids once they earned 7  tickets (which means 140 stickers) - they could cash it in for a trip to Billy Beez.  Jon almost told them he was just going to take them on a no-plan Saturday, but quickly remembered the earned mentality. So on a Friday night, we told the kids it was time to see if they had enough to earn their trip.  He helped them count and sure enough, they had earned enough coupons Thursday & Friday to get them the last … [Read more...]

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...]