Halloween Class Party 2014 #PSF

Halloween class parties

  It has been a busy day. A busy, busy day. But despite the busy-ness of the day, I was able to make it to AJ’s 4th grade Halloween class party and school costume parade. As my kids often do, AJ changed his mind about his costume at the last minute – before he left […]

Project Sunlight: Share A Meal to Turn the Tables on Child Hunger

Share a Meal

  This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Unilever. The opinions and text are all mine. I’m betting that sometime in your childhood you heard the phrase, “Finish your dinner! There are starving kids in (fill in the name of an impoverished country here) who would love to eat that.” Yes, […]

Planes Fire and Rescue – Director and Producer Interview

at Disneytoon Studios

  During my recent Disney press trip, I had the opportunity to visit DisneyToon Studios to chat with Bobs Gannaway, Director, and Ferrell Barron, Producer, of Disney’s Planes Fire and Rescue. Travel and accommodations were covered by Disney but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Live images were taken by me at DisneyToon Studios […]

Tokyo Wako from Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day #WW

Tokyo Wako sign

  While I was in LA on the #VeryBadDay press trip last month, our group of bloggers ate dinner at Tokyo Wako, where the famous restaurant scene from Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day was filmed. Although travel, accommodations and activities were included (including this dinner) all thoughts are my own. […]

Good vs Evil – Get the Look with Maleficent Makeup

Good vs Evil - Maleficent makeup from the Disney Beauty Collection

  I received select pieces of the Good vs Evil Disney Princess Beauty Collection as part of the Disney #Sleeping Beauty | #Maleficent | #DisneyInHomeEvent | #VeryBadDayEvent press trip. Travel, accommodations, and products for review were provided by Disney, but all opinions are my own. Are you a Maleficent or an Aurora…where makeup is concerned? […]

Grandma’s Pumpkin Pudding Cake

Pumpkin Pudding Cake Recipe

¬† I love fall baking! One of my favorite recipes – one that I grew up eating – is pumpkin pudding cake. It was a regular at all of our fall and winter family gatherings when I was growing up (what I really mean is that someone had BETTER make the pumpkin pudding cake any […]

My Guy {Afterglow} #PSF

Afterglow quartet 2014

  Afterglow is back and they are rocking it already this school year! My daughter’s quartet, Afterglow, performed at their first concert of the year last night, and they brought the house down. I love that in just a year since they first started singing together they have not only improved so much, but they […]

An Apple a Day – A Collection of Apple Recipes

An apple a day - apple recipes

  Apples were always my favorite fruit (at least for as long as I can remember), so you can imagine my sorrow when I became allergic to fresh apples after I had kids. Since I can’t eat a cold, crisp apple straight from the fridge, I try to find as many ways as I can […]

Biking Along the C&O Canal #WW

Biking on the C&O Canal in October

  My husband began a yearly tradition a few years ago. He spends one weekend in October doing an overnight biking and camping trip with one or more of the kids. This year, he took our 2 youngest kids on the biking adventure along the C&O Canal. While they only biked about 6 miles in […]

Spicy Chicken and Corn Chowder #TexasPete

Spicy Chicken and Corn Chowder #TexasPete

  This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Texas Pete. All opinions are 100% mine. My family loves full-flavor foods. So when I was challenged to make a new recipe for the family dinner this past week using¬†Texas Pete Hot Sauce, I knew it would be a hit. I just didn’t […]