Visiting the Wilton “Sweet Up” in Chicago

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I am so excited to be working with the Wilton Team again. I loved being one of the original Wilton Moms and am continuing with Wilton as a member of their Sweet Treat Team. While I am by no means a professional when it comes to cake decorating, I do have a passion for making […]

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep with Downy + Tuck In. Turn Off. Live Event in LA

#spon #Downy #TuckInTurnOff #health

We all hear about how getting a good night’s sleep is so important for each of us.  It not only affects our health, but also affects our emotions and how we handle tasks and challenges throughout the day.  I must admit that I am not one who is very good at getting a good night’s […]

Sprint Blogger’s Event in the Bay Area

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Thanks to Mom Central, I had the opportunity to attend the 2013 Sprint Blogger’s Event in the Bay Area.  I headed to the Sprint Collaboration Center in Burlingame, California and hung out with bloggers (like Margaret of Margs World, Dawn from Mama Harris’ Kitchen and Emelia of Half Crazy Mama) and the Sprint team.  We […]

McDonald’s Field to Restaurant Tour in Salinas, California #McDTour

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Photo courtesy of McDonald’s. I’m a fan and frequent visitor of McDonald’s and was thrilled to receive the invitation for the Field to Restaurant Tour in Salinas, California a few weeks ago.  I have only been on a few farm tours, but have thoroughly enjoyed them all!  The day was packed with activities and food […]

Take a Sneak Peek Into the Icy World of “Frozen”

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If you follow my blog or any of my social media channels, you may remember me recently attended an event hosted by the team at Disney Animation Studios! During the event, we had the opportunity to get a sneak peak at one of the newest films coming to theaters this holiday season – Frozen! I […]

Join Me as I Attend the #DisneyPlanesPremiere and #LittleMermaidEvent in Los Angeles

Disney Planes Premiere and Little Mermaid Event

I am so excited to announce that from August 4th through the 6th, I will be heading down to Los Angeles for a very special Walt Disney Studios Bloggers Trip to celebrate the upcoming release of Planes and The Little Mermaid!  The trip will include the Hollywood Premiere of Planes and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Little Mermaid. […]

Tree Top Takes Bloggers on a Farm Tour + Cookout at Mom 2.0 Summit 2013

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This year was my first time to attend the Mom 2.0 Summit in Laguna Niguel, California and it was an amazing experience!  I had the opportunity to meet with reps of a variety of brands and learn more about their products and the roles they would like to play with bloggers such as myself.  One […]

Bigelow Tea Event in Charleston, South Carolina + Giveaway


About a month ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Charleston, South Carolina with Bigelow Tea – one of my all-time favorite brands of tea.  South Carolina was one place I had not yet been to, but I was really looking forward to meeting online friends, business associates and the Bigelow Tea family!  On […]

I’m Going to Mom 2.0 Summit! Are You Going?


I have been blogging now for almost five years at The Mommy-Files and this will be my third big conference I’ve attended, but my first time to Mom 2.0 Summit!  Yeah – that is less than 1 conference a year!  However, 2 out of the 3 conferences I paid for myself (that’s right – NO […]

Travel in Luxury – The Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California

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Our family recently traveled down to Carlsbad, California for the KIA Classic.  We had the opportunity to test drive a gorgeous car (the 2014 KIA Sorento SX), visit LEGOLAND California, walk the grounds of the KIA Classic, and stay in the luxurious and family-friendly Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California.  It was an awesome […]

Our Life in Pictures – Visiting LEGOLAND Hotel in Carlsbad, California


Doesn’t the LEGOLAND Hotel look gorgeous?  This is where the pool was located.   Guess where we went this past Spring Break?  I had the opportunity to take the three boys (on my own) to the LEGOLAND Hotel in Carlsbad, California and it was awesome!  They did not want to leave and kept asking if […]

Car Review: Taking a Road Trip with the 2014 KIA Sorento SX

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We had rented KIA Soul when we traveled to Florida and that was pretty much the only KIA experience we have ever had.  I was thrilled to recently have the opportunity to test drive the 2014 KIA Sorento SX AWD in Remington Red.  I have to admit, I pretty much fell in love with this […]

Experiencing the KIA Classic

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If you know me, you know that our family lives on a golf course!  I have been golfing and love it, but I have never attended a live LPGA event.  However, I did this past week – the KIA Classic.  My family and I were invited to Carlsbad to stay in the gorgeous Park Hyatt […]

“The Croods” – Croodaceous Creatures & Worlds


In February, I had the opportunity to attend the Family Blogger Summit.  It was awesome meeting the team behind the adventurous and hilarious animated film, “The Croods.”  While there, we not only got to watch “The Croods” in 3D, but we also got to learn more about the making of the film.  It was an […]

Meet “The Croods” – The First Modern Family

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Meet “The Croods” – Parent Blogger Summit 2013 I was recently invited to an awesome event held by 20th Century Fox and Dreamworks Animation – “The Croods” Parent Blogger Summit!  I had seen previews of the movie, but nothing prepared me for this family-friendly, adventure-filled animated movie.  The cast and story was awesome – and […]