12 Ways to Make Money Blogging

How to Make Money on Your Blog #Money #Blogging #BloggingTips #socialmedia

I started blogging in July of 2008 and I still can’t believe it’s been almost 6 years!  What started out as a hobby has now turned into my full-time career and I still love it as much as I did when I started.  I never thought I would actually be able to make money from […]

Add a Little Spice to Your Cooking Routine by Bringing Netflix Into the Kitchen


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Netflix for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. With the chaos of the holidays approaching, we often forget to take time for ourselves.  Even in the midst of chores and to-dos, Netflix is encouraging us to steal back some of those moments for streaming enjoyment.  […]

Signs.com Advent Calendar Review

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I cannot believe that Christmas is right around the corner!  I remember as a child being so excited for Christmas, and now with children I still get excited.  It’s a different kind of excitement these days.  I want to make long lasting memories and start (or carry on) family traditions.  I remember how much fun […]

Transferring Family Movies to DVD with YesVideo + Giveaway

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Over the past few months, I’ve had the opportunity to be a YesVideo Ambassador and talk about a company that I have come to really appreciate!  One of the tasks as an Ambassador was to use the service at my local Costco.  Growing up, we had a huge video camera with VHS tapes that captured […]

Thinking of Going Back to College? Ivy Bridge College Could Help You Do It! + Giveaway

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Each January, many of us make New Year’s resolutions, with the hopes to find success and happiness in the upcoming year.  It could be a resolution to exercise more, take a class or even cook healthier meals at home.  As Moms, we often find ourselves prioritizing the needs of our family above our own personal […]

Purchasing a Fall Wardrobe for the Boys from CookiesKids.com #CookiesKids


My boys really needed long-sleeved shirts for the new school year.  So, I was really excited to participated in the Fall Wardrobe opportunity with Collective Bias and CookiesKids.com.  I was amazed at how easy it was to browse the site.  I love that you can search for clothing options by gender (i.e. boy or girl) […]

Visiting the Walt Disney Family Museum #DisneyPixarEvent

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In April, I had the awesome opportunity to visit the Walt Disney Family Museum.  I grew up with a mom who worked for Disneyland and had lots of experiences with Disneyland growing up, but didn’t know much about the family background.  The Walt Disney Family Museum was definitely a great experience.  There was so much […]

Make Memories with JCPenney’s Portrait Studios

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When my oldest was a baby, I remember taking him to get his pictures taken at JCPenney’s Portrait Studios for a Christmas special.  It’s been a long time, but I remember the challenges I had when getting his pictures taken, as well as the excitement of receiving the finished portraits.  I mean, who doesn’t love […]

My 32nd Birthday – May 7, 2011 – Day 2 – Universal Studios


On Day 2 of my birthday trip in 2011, we had the opportunity to go to Universal Studios Hollywood and it was SO much fun!  We parked in the Universal Studios parking structure and hiked through Universal City Walk, which was filled with so many great stores and restaurants.  If you are ever in the […]

Introducing NESTLÉ Family’s Summer Website

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It’s summertime, which means the kids are at home with mom or dad most of the day.  Don’t stay home all day!  Get out and do some fun summer activities with your family.  What if you are struggling for ideas of activities to do with your family?  No worries.  NESTLÉ Family and their team of bloggers, […]

Getting into Zumba on the Central Coast

Zumba Fitness

About a year ago, I met a mom in MOMS Club whom I found out was a Zumba instructor.  I had never taken a Zumba class before, but heard it was tons of fun.  I went to one of her classes and had so much fun!  Unfortunately, due to my schedule, I’ve been unable to […]

Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Giveaway

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My boys love it when I read to them.  I try to use the funny voices or hand gestures and they get a kick out of it!  Thanks to Pizza Hut, I received a fun PJ Party Pack, including two $10 Pizza Hut Gift Cards and a copy of the book, Marsupial Sue Presents the […]