The red carpet is sometimes actually gray…

Really. This weekend, I had my own red carpet moment at the Independent Spirit Awards. And this time the red carpet really was gray and not red which I thought was somewhat random and I guess just added to that “Indy” vibe of the event. Here I am striking a pose. We were being ushered […]

Shutters on the Beach Room Tour

What an escape. Staying on the beach in Santa Monica at Shutters on the Beach reminds me of staying in an oceanside cottage or Bed & Breakfast. Take a peek: The details to the room are incredible. From hardwood floors to built in bookshelves to a gigantic bed to real shutters covering my balcony. I’ve […]

Kids Sail Free on 7 night Alaska Disney Cruises

Amazing deal. To celebrate  the move of the Disney Wonder cruise ship to Alaska this summer, Disney is offering a “Kids Sail Free” special. This is a huge opportunity to experience a Disney cruise and the beauty of Alaska. The full offer details are below. I’ve visited Alaska in 1999 to run a marathon and […]

Tips to Enjoy & Survive Walt Disney World in the Rain

Yep. We tackled the Magic Kingdom in the rain. Actually, make that a total downpour!  This advice will give you some good tips & tricks to help you survive and enjoy your rainy day at Walt Disney World. The plus side of rain is that crowds are low and lines will be very short to […]

Day 1 in Beverly Hills

All my stars aligned this week to let me take advantage of a fabulous press junket. I’m so excited to be in California I can hardly stand it. I’m here for Jack Black’s new movie titled, “Gulliver’s Travels” – a modern spin on Jonathan Swift’s novel from a century ago. Here’s a quick video of […]

American Girl Cafe Birthday Experience Details

American Girl Cafe Birthday Experience Details

Check out our American Girl Cafe Birthday Experience Details for photos and videos about dining in this iconic cafe with your littles. So much fun and totally worth the price for such an incredible experience – on your kiddos birthday or anytime of year! Amazing service. Delicious food. Complete with a special chair, plate, and […]

Dancing Fools

My kids went crazy for the music to be found on our recent Carnival Cruise. Kyle and Kenzie are cutting a rug at dinner to the sounds of our singing waiters as our meal was coming to a close.  The songs would have been kind of hokey if Mike and I were traveling alone, but […]

Mini Golfing at Sea

Take a peek at our video of the mini golf course on top of the Cruise ship. Isn’t it crazy that there is an actual miniature golf course on these Carnival Cruise ships? It’s beautiful on the upper deck and such a fun experience for the kids too. This was Kenzie and Kyle’s very 1st […]

Half Moon Cay

Paradise found.  Half Moon Cay is all that you’d imagine the Caribbean to be. A small virtually desolate crescent island paradise with the clearest turquoise waters & a white sand beach going on for miles. Holland America bought this island for Carnival Cruise to visit. It is amazing! This island was the most beautiful we […]

Mother Daughter Pedicure Cruise Style

Kenzie and I went all Jennifer Garner & Violet Affleck yesterday with our Mother Daughter Pedicure at the Spa on the Cruise ship. I decided to splurge on an unforgettable experience for the two of us and I’m so glad I did. The view from the Spa can’t be beat. The experience of being pampered […]