Disconnect to Reconnect with Your Family + Twitter Party 4/23

#Disconnect2Reconnect #spon

I used to blog as a hobby, but now blogging (and social media) has become more of a career.  You’ll find me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and even YouTube – not to mention my blog where I publish posts on a regular basis.  My job in social media also requires me to constantly check […]

Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Shoes – Round 1

#WeddingWednesday #FrankAndShannon #Wedding #Fashion

I have loved shopping for wedding clothes and accessories – and that includes wedding shoes.  The first wedding shoes I tried on were the Glitter High Heel Platform Pumps at David’s Bridal.  While they are gorgeous and blingy shoes, they are not the ones I’ll be wearing under my wedding dress.  However, I will be […]

Find the Perfect Pageant Style Dress for Any Occasion

#Fashion #dresses #spon

  Whether it is time for prom, homecoming or another event that requires you to up the fashion ante, you might find yourself on the hunt for designer pageant dresses. Find a dress and the right accessories, shoes, jewelry, swimwear, ornamental hair combs and barrettes and more. Also, finding something out of the ordinary offers […]

Go Bold with Pillsbury + Giveaway!!!

#GoBold #spon

We love cake in our family, but the kids especially love cake when they get involved in the process of making it and decorating it.  Whether it’s actually whipping together the batter, frosting the cake or cupcakes or decorating, our kids love to help in the kitchen.  It not only teaches them responsibly and some […]

Preserve Your Child’s Memories with Blinkbuggy

#Blinkbuggy #MC #sponsored

When my boys were little, I was really into scrapbooking.  I mean old school scrapbooking!  You know where you trim and cut the pictures with different scissors, add borders and stickers, adhere the pictures to the pages, add a sheet protector and then bind in album?  Yeah – old school scrapbooking.  In fact, my stepmom […]

Go Bold with Kids in the Kitchen

#GoBold #Pillsbury #spon

As our kids get have been getting older, they have expressed more of an interest in baking.  Our oldest son, Brian, recently expressed a desire to help me bake up some Pillsbury Funfetti Cupcakes.  I was all for it! I love spending this quality time with him in the kitchen.  Not only does it give […]

Jingle All the Way 2 Movie Set Visit with the Fox Home Entertainment Insiders


I hope you’re ready to talk Christmas time, because I have something you’ll want to hear about! Wait, I know it’s not even Easter and please put that shoe down you’re ready to throw at me! The Mommy Files was kind enough to send me in her place to gorgeous Vancouver, British Columbia to check […]

“Rio 2″ is Coming to Theaters April 11th + Prize Pack Giveaway

#Rio2 #Giveaway #Movie #spon

I remember watching the bright colors and funny animals with my boys in Rio.  I’m excited to watch Rio 2 with our kids when it comes out to theaters this week!  I can’t believe there is already a second one!  On April 11th, Twentieth Century Fox will be releasing Rio 2 in theaters everywhere! Blu and Jewel are back for […]

Seventh Generation Toxin Freedom Fighters

#FightToxins #MC #sponsored

Cleaning is definitely not one of my favorite things to do.  I don’t mind washing dishes, but I greatly dislike cleaning sinks, counters and floors that might involve toxic chemicals.  I especially don’t like when I use cleaners and then find it difficult to breathe because the fumes are so strong.  Learning about the Toxic […]

“Dragons: Defenders of Berk Part 1″ Review + DVD Giveaway

#FHE #Dragons #giveaway #spon

Have you seen the movie How to Train a Dragon?  We did and loved it!  Well, guess what?  Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has released on DVD the first part of the award-winning top-rated TV series, DreamWorks Dragons: Defenders of Berk.  The DVD hit shelves on March 25th and kicked off the franchise’s “Year of the Dragon,” […]

Battle of the Brews + Keurig Giveaway!!!

#BattleoftheBrews #Keurig #spon

Do you own a Keurig? I have one and I absolutely love it! Most recently I received a Keurig Mini Plus Brewing System in Aqua Blue.  I love it!  One of the things I really like about the Keurig Brewing Systems is that you can use the same sized K-Cups in a variety of flavors, […]

See How I Create 6 Different Looks with 2 Dresses from Kohl’s

#Kohls #Fashion #Ambassador #MC #sponsored

I am thrilled to be writing as a Kohl’s Fashion Ambassador with Mom Central.  It not only has grown my wardrobe, but has also allowed me to express my creativity through clothes, shoes and jewelry.  Plus, I have discovered and found a fashionista love for some amazing designers and brands (i.e. Peter Som, Jennifer Lopez, […]

Finding My Fit with Lee Jeans and Leggings in Hot Colors

#LeeJeans #FindYourFit #Fashion #spon

Ever since attending the Lee Event in 2012, I have been a loyal wearer of Lee Jeans.  Not only are they stylish and trendy, but they are so comfortable too!!!  I have worn the Perfect Fit Jeans and the Gold Label Jeans on a regular basis.  When offered the opportunity to sport a new look, […]

How to Keep Good Going


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of New York Life for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Keep Good Going is about the idea of perpetuating the personal good that positively affects everyone in your life (your family).  It’s the good you want to pass onto others you care about – […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 17) – Sycamore Crest Trail

Wk 17 – Sycamore Crest Trail

  After being sick for a week, I was ready to “get back on horse” as they say and kick butt hiking.  I was on my own this week and didn’t want to hit an all-new spot, so I chose the Sycamore Crest Trail.  This trail is the backside trail to one of our first […]