All-American Chocolate Malt Milkshake

all-american chocolate malt milkshake

Living in Phoenix, our summers are HOT! That means our time outside and our summer celebrations (like 4th of July) typically MUST involve pool time and some cool treats! For 4th of July, our family almost always makes some fun patriotic treats and it often revolves around an ice cream treat. So, I’m happy to […]

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Help for the Digital Photo Hoarder with SanDisk iXpand!

Photography Storage Gear - SanDisk iXpand

With smart phones and tablets, just about everyone is a photographer now! Gone are the days of needing to remember your camera before heading out. Instead, you have a camera at the ready at all times. And so, we are taking tons of photos! Like millions. BILLIONS. (Really – something like 50 million photos are […]

Phoenix Family Fun – Arizona Sea Life Aquarium (Giveaway!!!)

Arizona Sea Life Aquarium Phoenix

Families looking for a place to beat the Phoenix heat and have some indoor fun this summer will love spending time at Arizona’s Sea Life Aquarium! We just went for a visit while the Octonauts were there thanks to a fun Arizona bloggers’ event and the boys had so much fun! As a mom I […]

Elmer’s Glue Slime Kit Party Favor

Elmer's Glue Slime Kit Party Favor

So excited to share this fun slime kit party favor sponsored by Elmer’s as a part of their Crafty Parents Crew! It’s sure to be a fun birthday party favor or party “make and take” craft! With preschool & elementary-aged kids here in the house, we definitely have Elmer’s School Glue on hand. There’s so […]

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Disney Craft: DIY Star Wars Mickey Ears

DIY Star Wars Mickey Ears

I’m so excited to share some Star Wars and general Disney fun with you today – two of our favorite things around here!! I’ve teamed up with a whole group of Disney-loving creative bloggers to participate in the R&R Workshop Month of Disney series! For my contribution, I decided to share how to make your […]

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Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out Review – A Must-See Family Movie

Inside Out Emotions

Disney-Pixar’s newest animated feature, Inside Out, is now out in theaters nationwide and this one is an absolute MUST-SEE film! I personally think this might be the best thing Disney-Pixar has done yet! So, if you’re on the fence about going or don’t think the movie looks very good at first glance, please read all […]

Fire Roasted Stuffed Bell Peppers (Disney-Pixar Inside Out Inspired Recipes)

Fire Roasted Stuffed Red Peppers Inside Out Recipe

These fire roasted stuffed red peppers are inspired from “Anger” in Disney-Pixar’s new Inside Out. Like Anger, these stuffed peppers are stout, red, and have some spice! During the Disney Social Media Moms Conference last month, we listened to a fascinating presentation from Pixar producer, Jonas Rivera, and had the pleasure of seeing a portion […]

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15+ Great Father’s Day Books for Kids!

Father's Day Books for Kids

After sharing a sweet Mother’s Day book list, I knew we needed one for Father’s Day too! Books are some of my favorite gifts to give and for a fun Father’s Day gift from the kids, I think books about dads are a nice choice. I like gifts that have some sentimental value, so a […]

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Easy Patriotic Snack Platter

Healthy Patriotic Snack

Between Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, I always feel like the summer months are perfect for anything patriotic! Summer is also a season where we really crave lighter snacks and meals. So, I’ve teamed up with  Frigo® Cheese Heads® String Cheese to bring you some fun family snack recipes for the summer! We’re […]

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No-Bake Captain America Shield Treats

Captian America Shield Patriotic Treats

Are you ready for some patriotic fun? With 4th of July right around the corner, I’ve teamed up with a big group of creative blogger friends to bring you an awesome list of patriotic ideas for all your summer festivities. For my part, I’m sharing some super fun patriotic Captain America shield treats! We had […]

Flexible & Fun Summer Learning with Brain Chase

2014 winner with map

Summer is upon us!! Do you have plans for your kids yet? We’ll be going on a Summer Adventure Learning with Brain Chase and you should totally join us! The adventure begins on June 22nd and we can’t wait to get started! I absolutely love the flexibility of the program! Not only are students able to […]

Printable Emotions Sorting Game inspired by Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out

Disney-Pixar's Inside Out Emotions Sorting Game

We are SO excited for Disney-Pixar’s newest movie, Inside Out, that hits theaters on June 19th! In fact, I had the pleasure of sitting down with the directors/producers of the film (Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera) at Pixar Studios and have seen about 2/3 of the movie so far! It’s SO good! My undergraduate degree […]

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15+ Grilled Vegetable Recipes

Grilled Veggies Recipes

The summer months are just perfect for grilling! Cookouts/BBQs with friends is one of our favorite summer activities! When talking about the grill, I think recipes like grilled chicken, beer brats, burgers, kabobs, etc. are what usually come to mind. But, we’re wanting to branch out and try some healthier things on the grill this […]

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HUGE Cricut Explore Air Bundle Giveaway + Project Ideas!


Hi friends! I am SO excited to bring you an absolutely AWESOME giveaway today – perfect for getting crafty & creative with!! I’ve teamed up with some of my creative blogger friends to bring you a giveaway for the latest machine from Cricut – the Cricut Explore Air! I have the Circut Explore and LOVE […]

25+ Delicious Homemade Doughnut Recipes

25+ Homemade Donut Recipes

Did you know that National Doughnut Day is right around the corner?! Or…did you even know that such a delicious day exists? Well, it does and it’s June 5th! Many favorite donut shops will offer up specials and freebies that day. But, why not try making some at home?! With a donut baking pan you […]

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Simple DIY Raised-Bed Garden Project

Simple DIY Raised-Bed Garden

A few weeks ago I shared all about the raised-bed garden project we were planning as part of a partnership with Lowe’s. And, I’m pleased to say that it’s all done, complete with happy little herbs and vegetable plants! Planting and prepping was SO much easier in the raised bed than our previous gardening experience […]

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Family Vacation Planning – ResorTime 20% Discount Code

Vacation Savings Hotel Discount

Dreaming of the beach? Tropical paradise? A mountain retreat or a family vacation escape? I’m always plotting fun family vacations and on the lookout for great travel deals! And, I’ve got a great one to share with you thanks to ResorTime! For those who aren’t familiar with ResorTime, the majority of the properties are vacation […]

Easy Room Refresh with Elise Display Cabinet

Stylish room refresh

I love sprucing up areas of our house – giving them a little stylish refresh and making things feel more “homey”. And, any time I can make that happen easily with just one or two stylish yet functional items is a BIG win! We just did that in our living room space and I’m LOVING […]

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Kid-Friendly Patriotic Punch

kid-friendly patriotic punch

I’m so excited to share this super fun patriotic punch with you today– perfect for your backyard holiday barbeques or pool parties this summer!! As part of a campaign with Hershey, I was sent some Twizzlers candy to get creative with! As a kid, I remember how fun we thought it was to use Twizzlers […]

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Disney Trip Planning – Reasons to Consider the Memory Maker PhotoPass

Disney Trip Memory Maker Photos(1)

We just returned from a family trip at Disney World for the 2015 Disney Social Media Moms conference. Needless to say, it was SO much fun!! We hung out with friends, made fun family memories, and took a whole bunch of photos!!! Even though I have a professional DSLR camera and take TONS of my […]

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Easy DIY Darth Vader Star Wars Costume

DIY Darth Vader Star Wars Costume

We did a fun Star Wars themed birthday party for the boys recently where the young padawan Jedi training academy members fought Darth Vader. We knew we wanted to do this as part of our party, but the catch was having a costume (to fit a 6’4″ adult). Instead of buying one, we put together […]

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