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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]

100 Year Old Man

How To Dress Like a 100 Year Old Man #100DaysofSchool

100 Days Smarter!! We LOVE how this transformation of my 1st grader into a 100 year old man turned out. Kyle was SUPER excited about his new look with wrinkles, glasses, and vest. Isn't he cute?? And truly we did all this in just minutes - it was so easy! Is your school celebrating the 100 Days??? If so, and you need to transform the kidlets, check out our tips on How To Dress Like a 100 Year Old Man for your boys and our tips on how to draw wrinkles. Kyle's wrinkles were the coolest … [Read More]

Easy Ways to Celebrate the Chinese New Year

Easy Ways to Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Kids #LingLingAsian #LL #AD @LingLingPanda

This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Do you celebrate Chinese New Year? Take a peek at a few easy ways to celebrate the Chinese New Year with your family if you'd like to introduce some new holidays and cultural traditions in your home! The Chinese New Year falls on February 5th so here are a few ideas to get you started if you'd like to incorporate Asian flavors and Chinese New Year traditions to your own mini celebration at home. Easy … [Read More]

Photos and Video of Cupping

What is Cupping? Photos and Video of Cupping in Action

Take a peek at our photos and video of cupping in action! We're all about exploring alternative medicine in our household! Kenzie, my 13 year old daughter has an immune disorder so she is often sick and requires antibiotics way more than the average person. Beyond the traditional western medicine, we've definitely sought out holistic and more natural methods to boost her immune system in addition to the medicine the doctors prescribe. We figure alternative medicine can be one more weapon in our … [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 […]

Harry Potter Potions

On Becoming Harry Potter……

How to set up a Hogwarts School and play imaginary Harry Potter games with your children.  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 Card: The kids have been dreaming big of Harry Potter – so much so that they […]


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 […]


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 […]