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Summer Reading Party #SummerReading

This week we hosted a Summer Reading party to inspire kids to join the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge to log their reading minutes to help break the world record.  My bookworm Kenzie is constantly reading and I'm always encouraging my 6 year old Kyle to read more .....so joining in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a great way for me to motivate Kyle and highlight Kenzie's extraordinary reading efforts.   The kids all brought their favorite books and read on the lawn - … [Read More]

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3 Kid-tastic Hotels You Won’t Want To Miss

These days, most hotels cater to kids in one way or another whether its through a welcome gift, a pool with a slide or a tailored menu. Some, however, go above and beyond. Check out these 3 AWESOME GETAWAYS offering families a fabulous, full experience that they won't soon forget.  3 Kid-tastic Hotels You Won't Want To Miss Bacara - Santa Barbara, CA                       This oasis nestled … [Read More]

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Summertime Sundaes with Hershey’s Syrup Galore

Yum! We love to barbeque and entertain and nothing tops off a summer celebration like an ice cream sundae. Ice cream sundaes and all their fixings encourage creativity from the kids, and the fabulous chance to build your own sundae brings out the kid in all the adults too! www.CelebrateWithHersheys.com We’ve partnered with Hershey’s this summer to share how Hershey’s Syrup is purely delicious in milk, on ice cream and in a wide variety of recipes. My kids and I are wild about … [Read More]

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Rio 2 Now on DVD #Rio2Insiders @FHEInsiders

Rio 2 is now available on DVD. Fans of the Rio movies will adore this latest installment. We're wild about Rio 2 in our household - especially after Kenzie and I attended the premiere in Miami. The music is fantastic and the scenery in the Amazon is absolutely spectacular.  The storyline is full of adventure and a cast of new characters for Blu and Jewel to engage and interact with - including 3 baby birds of their own! You can pick up this cool Rio 2 lunch box too - available only at Best … [Read More]

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American Girl Isabelle On DVD today

Calling all American Girl fans! The new movie, Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight is out on DVD today! We can not wait to watch it with Kenzie & her girlfriends today! American Girl sent us this super cute party kit - love it! The new movie also has a soundtrack too. So fun! You can order the movie and soundtrack with free shipping from American Girl as well! Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight Trailer Check out the trailer for the new movie. Doesn't it look cute? … [Read More]

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Avia Activewear

We recently picked up a handful of goodies from Avia's new collection now sold at Walmart. This athletic fitness sportswear is wonderful. Bold bright colors that are on trend at a value price for  quality moisture wicking athletic clothing. You can check out my photos from in store below along with our video showcasing all my new outfits. If you are like me, stylish new athletic wear inspires me to workout more! I always think if you look good and have the right gear on for your workout, you … [Read More]

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Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Color

Beauty buzz! This week we've been testing out Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail colors that are new to Walmart for only $4.57. We're loving how it is holding up to the elements as Kenzie has put this polish to the test wearing it to swim practice and swim meets. These BOLD waterproof colors have real staying power for our athletic lifestyle that involves lots of time in the water and on the tennis court in the summer. The ability to stay on with no chipping for 2 solid days that involved swim … [Read More]

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Disney Princess Ariel Beauty Collection

For a limited time only, you can snap up this Ariel beauty collection exclusive to Walgreens as of July 1st. As Ariel says, “Look at this stuff, isn’t it neat?" We are loving the beauty bags and this Elf collections of eye shadows, lip colors and brushes is fantastic. Tweens, teens and all us Mamas that grew up on Ariel will adore channeling their inner mermaid with these looks! … [Read More]

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Enter to win $100 Fandango Gift card for Earth to Echo #GoSeeEarthToEcho

Flash giveaway! We're giving away $100 Fandango Gift card so you can go see Earth to Echo in theaters. Act fast as giveaway ends on Friday July 11th. All you need to do to enter to win is answer this question...... "Who will you bring to see Earth To Echo this weekend?” Tweet and instagram with the hashtag #GoSeeEarthToEcho for chances to win Giveaway ends on Friday night  July 11th at midnight #GoSeeEarthToEcho My kids Kenzie and Kyle loved Earth to Echo. It's a fantastic film … [Read More]

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Hot New Toy: Shopkins Video Review

New toy alert! Little girls will love Shopkins, collectible characters themed out to products that can be found in just about every aisle of the supermarket. Currently there are 148 Shopkins to collect which include items from lipstick to ice cubes to fruits and veggies! Shopkins are adorable and collecting them is addictive.  Kenzie, age 8, and even her little brother Kyle, age 6 are obsessing over this new toy line created by Moose Toys. Kenzie is captivated by the Shopkins website that … [Read More]

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A Mother Daughter Adventure at The Rio 2 World Premiere #Rio2

I’m so excited to share more photos and details about our most AMAZING experience at the Rio 2 Movie Premiere and Concert After Party  in Miami at the Fontainebleau Hotel. Rio 2 releases in theaters everywhere on April 11th.  We saw all the movie stars arrive on the blue carpet and soaked up all the Read more [...]

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 Read more [...]

The Cove Atlantis Resort Review Photo and Video

Insider Video and Photo Tour: The Cove at Atlantis Review

The Cove at Atlantis Review. Take a peek at our Video and Photo tour of The Cove at the Atlantis Resort. Deciding where to stay at the expansive and luxurious Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas can be an overwhelming decision as there are a wide variety of options and price points. We Read more [...]

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Behind the Scenes: Red Carpet Interviews at the Space Warriors Movie Premiere

Attending the Space Warriors premiere at Space Camp and the U.S. Rocket Center in Alabama to cover red carpet interviews for Walmart is definitely one of the coolest projects that ClassyMommy has ever been assigned. 7 year old Kenzie joined me for our red carpet interviews with the cast too. She found Read more [...]

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Spring Craft: How To Make Tissue Paper Flowers

Step by Step instructions to make Tissue Paper flowers. This craft is easy enough for a 5 year old to do and is a fun springtime activity. A bouquet of multi-colored tissue paper flowers can be used as a centerpiece, in a vase, or even pinned on individually as a corsage for Mom on Mother’s Day. Super Read more [...]

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Top 10 Reasons Kids Love the Four Seasons New York City #FSFamily

When traveling with my children, I love the luxury and personalized service that Four Seasons offers – and so do my kids. Our hotel feels like a home away from home when we’re staying at the Four Seasons.  That “at home” feeling is huge for kids and makes family travel SO easy when a resort or hotel Read more [...]

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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 Read more [...]

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The Disney Tangled 5K

This morning was extra magical when I ran the Tangled Royal Family 5K with 6 year old Kenzie. She found the race thrilling as expected. Kenzie says she absolutely, “LOVED IT so much – every second of it – especially the medal! ” She was extra adorable in her super cute skirt and smiled the whole way. Read more [...]