My Favorite Celebrity Swag Items

Unboxing Celebrity Swag! It's Award Season!

I received some gifting suite items from Madison & Mulholland to share and enjoy.  This post can contain affiliate links Raise your hand if you're always wanting to know exactly what types of goodies are given to celebrities from local and national brands & designers?  Me!!!  I was so delighted to receive a huge bag courtesy of Madison & Mulholland and while it would take way too long to share on video everything, I do have a short 2 minute video sharing my favorite 4 things that I received! And I will be rocking that bag next weekend but I did also rock it this weekend at … [Read more...]

Bringing the Past to Life – Medieval Times

bringing the past to live - medieval times - buena park

This is a sponsored post. Special thanks to Medieval Times in Buena Park for hosting our family Jon and I have been together since our young 20s.  Just before we both turned 30 - we talked about what plans we wanted to do.  Aubrey was a tiny baby and we weren't sure what to do.  All of our friends started having big celebrations but we knew with a newborn, much wasn't a possibility.  Jon's one wish was to head to Medieval Times Buena Park with all our friends.  And each year, it's pretty much been the same wish but it hasn't happened. Until now. We were invited to attend the live … [Read more...]

Trucks, Rocks, Oh My!

stinky and dirty amazon video

The kids and I were invited to the launch party for #StinkyAndDirty courtesy of Amazon Kids and KidzVuz.  Sharing with you my honest opinions, always. This post also contains affiliate links Raise your hand if your kids know how to operate Amazon Video and explore new shows?  About a year ago (or longer!) Luke was searching around and found a pic of a trash truck and a digger. The same episode has been playing in our home over, and over, and over.  I admire the kid for his loyalty and I voted for it to come back through Amazon Studios.  Luke was obsessed with the two main characters - … [Read more...]

90 Second Review of the Mazda CX-3

90 second Review Mazda CX-3 Touring

This post is in partnership with DriveShop USA and Mazda.  A vehicle was provided to facilitate the review. All opinions are authentic! Before we had kids, I had a sedan.  I had upgraded from a 2 door to a 4 door while in college.  It was my first Big Girl car purchase and I signed on the dotted line by myself.  At the time, I just wanted some more space but wasn't really looking to keep the car any longer than 5 years.  12 years later, I wish I had told my 20-something year old self - get a vehicle that will last your lifestyle longer than 5 years! Being without a car payment is so … [Read more...]

First Impressions – Pura D’or Shampoo and Conditioner

First Impressions - Pura D'or Shampoo & Conditioner

I received the following items from the brand to use.  This is my first impression!  This post might also contain affiliate links. I've really been working on creating some different types of Vlogs to add some voice to my story - beyond just the words you see here on the blog.  I'd love if you'd click over and subscribe! I love love love beauty stuff.  I've done quite a bit of recaps on the blog, YouTube, and Instagram on things I've come across.  When I receive an email asking if I'd like to try something beauty-related in exchange for sharing with my readers - I get super giddy. I … [Read more...]

My Sister’s Baby Shower

Sweet Pea Baby Shower

Last week we celebrated my sister and her upcoming baby girl with a beautiful shower!  My family is quite creative so between my mom, aunt, cousin, and me, we had some awesome DIY creations.  I'll be sharing more on some of those tutorials later but today I have a few photos and a vlog to share! The shower had a Sweet Pea theme and our colors were various shades of pink, gold, and green.  We couldn't figure out what style we wanted the cake to be - but in a search on the web we found a design similar to this.  Joeleen with A Sweet Design is amazing and made the cake perfect.  I love her … [Read more...]