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On Becoming Harry Potter: How to Play Harry Potter and Hogwarts at Home! #HarryPotter #WizardingWorld #WizardingWorldOrlando

Calling all Harry Potter fans! Here's our plans for How to Play Harry Potter and Hogwarts at Home! Are your kids patiently waiting for their letter to Hogwarts? Until then, check out our ideas on how to set up a Hogwarts School and play imaginary Harry Potter games with your children. You can tell we are just a little Potter obsessed in our family! It's official. My house has turned into Hogwarts with every scene and spell being reenacted by Kyle and Kenzie. Here's Kyle's Hogwarts ID … [Read More]

10 Family Must Dos at Camelback Resort

10 Family Must Dos at Camelback Resort (when Not Skiing) #MyCamelback #VisitPA

Check out our 10 Family Must Dos at Camelback Resort -- when you're not skiing the slopes -- as there is SO much more to do here than just ski! Last week, I took my family on a surprise, last-minute adventure to Camelback Resort, and WOW...what a memorable trip! Since my family aren't the most experienced skiers, I was super excited to split time on the slopes while also having a ton of other awesome activities to choose from without ever leaving the resort. It was an incredible 24 hours that … [Read More]

Family Itinerary at Camelback Resort

The Perfect Family Itinerary at Camelback Resort #SkiPA @CamelbackLodge #MyCamelback @VisitPA

This past week, my family snuck away for a quick, fun-packed trip to Camelback Resort. With so much to do for all ages, the hardest part was choosing between all of the great options. Thanks to Camelback's resources online, we were able to put together a great plan, but to make it even easier for you, here's an hour-by-hour itinerary (with insider tips!) that your family will never forget. My family can't stop talking about it! Family Itinerary at Camelback Resort Monday 4 p.m. - Check … [Read More]

Tips on How to Draw Vanellope

Tips on How to Draw Vanellope from Disney Animator Mark Henn #RalphBreakstheInternetBluray

If you're a Disneyphile, the thought of sitting down with a Disney Animator and watching them draw is absolutely thrilling. While in LA for the Ralph Breaks the Internet movie premiere, we were able to sit down with Disney Animator Mark Henn for our very own drawing lesson. Woohoo! Mark Henn was the 2D animation supervisor for Ralph Breaks The Internet and his resume includes being the lead animator for a handful of Disney Princesses like Ariel, Belle, Tiana, Jasmine and more! We sat … [Read More]

Chatting with Disney Animator Mark Henn

Chatting with Disney Animator Mark Henn Known as “The Princess Guy” #TheLittleMermaidBluray

Did you know that The Little Mermaid was released 30 years ago??? To celebrate this special anniversary, Disney is releasing a brand new Anniversary Edition of The Little Mermaid on Blu-Ray. While in California last November for the Ralph Breaks the Internet movie premiere, I was able to meet one of Disney's famous animators, Mark Henn, who I personally like to think of as the creator of The Little Mermaid for his animation work to dream up and draw this legendary and beloved … [Read More]

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Classy Mommy Book Spotlight

Classy Mommy Spotlight: 9 Best Thriller Books and Page Turners from 2018

Who else is a bookworm? If you love a thrilling page turner, take a peek at my 9 best thriller books and page turners from 2018. These reads are all very suspenseful and every one of these titles unexpected twists. Some of them have a handful of twists!  These books truly are my curated faves from what I read last year and what I'd classify as part of the "Thriller" category of the Gone Girl or Girl on a Train style. I think all of these books would be fun and interesting for Book Club … [Read More]

The Grinch DVD Giveaway

The Grinch DVD Giveaway! #TheGrinch

Win it! In celebration of today's February 5th release of THE GRINCH DVD, we're giving away copies of the brand new DVD along with adorable little Grinch plush beanies! 3 lucky winners will be chosen. Check out the entry details below! My kids absolutely loved this movie - a fabulous update to the holiday classic Grinch tale with lots of messaging about kindness... the world needs so much of this right now! THE GRINCH SYNOPSIS  Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, … [Read More]

MacGyver Escape Room Game Review

How To Do Escape Rooms at Home? Hot Family Game Alert: MacGyver Escape Room Game Review

Check out our MacGyver Escape Room Game Review! Do you love family game night? Are you looking to do an escape room activity with your family? The MacGyver Escape Room game is a fantastic choice for family game night and lets you do an escape room from the comfort of your own home at a fraction of the cost of bringing your family to an official "Escape Room" venue. Priced at under $30 this is a genius gift idea and well worth the cost as a gift to yourself too!  Fabulous family team building, … [Read More]

77’’ class LG OLED TV

The 77’’ class LG OLED TV Steals the Show

Yay! Who else loves a fabulous entertainment experience at home? If so, check out the 77" class LG OLED TV. With kids and a busy work schedule, our weekday evenings and weekend nights often revolve around relaxing in front of the TV together as a family when we aren't hustling to sporting events for the kiddos or working late on the laptop. So I love to have an awesome TV in our own home so we can have that theater like experience in our family room so we can watch a Football game or a family … [Read More]

Monopoly Cash Grab Game

Monopoly Cash Grab Game Fun and Photos #MonopoloyCashGrab #HasbroGaming

Check out the brand new Monopoly Cash Grab Game that just launched! Tis always the season for new games in our household especially over the holidays and during those chilly freezing months keeping the kids indoors and looking for things to do. This isn't really a "Monopoly" board game but instead just a literally spin on the idea of whoever has the most cash at the end of the game wins. Basically, you load all the 100 Bills into the Cash Blaster (AKA THE BANK!), sit on the spinner and or … [Read More]

Check out the super cute interactive bird toys from Just Play Toys in our Flutter Friends review & demo.

Take a peek at this cupping demonstration. Kenzies acupuncture therapist gives her cupping to relieve her tight muscles in her shoulder & back from swimming.

Add the Desert View Watchtower to your Must Do List when visiting the Grand Canyon

This video is sponsored by Zuru Toys. Check out our unboxing of the Smashers Series 2 Gross collection. Hint: We find SLIME!

This video is sponsored by Zuru Toys. Check out our Unboxing & smashing - of the brand new Smashers Series 2 “Gross” collection. We even found one with Slime!!!

JoJo Siwa Singing doll Hold the Drama


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Best Hikes on Big Island of Hawaii - Pololu Valley Hike Tips and Photos

Best Hikes on Big Island of Hawaii – Pololu Valley Hike Tips #LetHawaiiHappen @GoHawaii

Best Hikes on Big Island of Hawaii Pololu Valley Hike Tips and more! Looking for a spectacular hike on the Big Island of Hawaii? Visiting the Pololu Valley for a hike down the trail to the black sand beach is an absolute must do! Check out our scoop on the Best Hikes on Big Island […]

2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan Review

2018 Honda Odyssey Video Review #HondaOdyssey #HondaFamilyOdyssey

Check out our 2018 Honda Odyssey Video Review from our family adventure in Hawaii.  We filmed this video review after spending 2 days driving all over exploring the Big Island of Hawaii in the new 2018 Honda Odyssey. It’s definitely great to showcase the inside and outside of the car on video – beyond just sharing […]

How to Make Leprechaun Bark

The Best Leprechaun Bark Recipe for St Patrick’s Day

It’s nearly time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! My kids love all kinds of Leprechaun fun so I’m always looking for creative crafts, treats, and tricks to share in March. I adore this easy to make sweet treat. Check out the Best Leprechaun Bark Recipe for St Patrick’s Day that’s super easy to make once […]

10 Must Do Activities and Attractions at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter #universalorlando #harrypotter

10 Must Do Attractions and Activities at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter @UniversalORL #UniversalOrlando

Calling all Harry Potter fans! When you make the pilgrimage to Universal Orlando, arriving at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is like stepping into the pages of the book or onto the set of the movie. Incredible! I promise you’ll love every second of your visit.  My entire family is wild for all things […]

Honeydukes Candy

Honeydukes Candy Shop at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Photos galore! Honeydukes sweet shop was one of my favorite spots to experience “off the pages” of the Harry Potter books on our recent trip since not only could you see every thing you read about or watched in the movies, but you could also literally taste the candy creations as well making it all […]

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A Memory of a Lifetime: Getting tucked into bed by Grover #BeachesMoms

Wow. We will NEVER forget this incredible evening when Grover came to our hotel room to read Kyle & Kenzie a storybook  and tuck them into bed during our vacation at Beaches Resort in Turks & Caicos. The kids both adored the experience but little Kyle, age 3 about to turn 4 the very next […]

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How to Throw a Candyland Birthday Party

It’s a budget friendly Candyland party too! Check out our ideas on how to throw a candyland birthday party below. Thanks to our guest writer, Iris Metal for this story. How to throw a Candyland Birthday Party The day after my son Brody turned 4, I started planning his 5th birthday party. Yes, I am one […]

How to Throw a Fancy Nancy Birthday Party

How to Throw a Fancy Nancy Birthday Party

Ideas galore! Want to throw a Fancy Nancy birthday party?  Here are some neat ideas to throw a special soiree for your little girl and her fancy friends. Check out our tips on How to Throw a Fancy Nancy Birthday Party below. How to Throw a Fancy Nancy Birthday Party These cute photos with decorating ideas […]