National Touring Production of The Sound of Music (Seattle Premiere)

My daughter and I made our way to “the big city” to catch the new national touring production of The Sound of Music. My daughter is deeply involved in children’s musical theatre (and has been since she was 6), so musical theatre is her jam. I was given one pair of media tickets. All opinion […]

2017 Buick Lacrosse with Teen Driver Technology

Any parent of teen drivers a little stressed at the thought of being the parent of a teen driver? *I was given a 2017 Buick Lacrosse equipped with Teen Driver technology to experience for a week. I have not been paid to share my story. My oldest is 18, so he’s been driving on his […]

Summertime Skin Care and Hydration

*I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #ApplyRepeatProtect campaign, sponsored by Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. Summertime Skin Care and Hydration You know what is more important than taking good care of your skin care and hydration during the hot summer months? BASICALLY NOTHING It is so […]

Making Birthdays Extra-Special with Hallmark at Walgreens

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walgreens. The opinions and text are all mine. I’m not talking “bouncy house rental” extra-special. I believe that “extra-special” lives in the little details. #HallmarkAtWalgreens Making birthdays (extra)special was (and still is!) so important to my mom and dad. When I was a kid […]

13 FUN Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: A Gift Guide, yo!

It’s a Mother’s Day Gift Guide, you guys! Ok, so it’s more of a list of Mother’s Day gift ideas than a guide, but whatever. It is also a list of things I would love to have and to hold and/or already have to hold. Since I am a mom and I want this stuff […]

Inside Scoop from Stars of Gifted Movie!

I got the inside scoop on the new movie, Gifted, y’all! It opens April 7th in select theaters!   That’s me, right behind Jenny Slate, and that’s Oscar winner Octavia Spencer over there on the right… GASP!!! I told Jenny she has a great name and gushed over Marcel the Shell. Jenny is the voice of […]

Speaking One’s Mind v. Just Being a Bully

I am not one to freely speak her mind. I am a people pleaser which means I have lived many, many years stuffing and hiding my opinion for the sake of minimizing uncomfortable situations for others. Related: I have a most excellent game face. Speaking One’s Mind v. Just Being a Bully There are times to […]

Wonderful Objects Mystery Box for Kids!

*Wonderful Objects¬†Mystery Box for Kids from Wonder and Company! Now THIS ¬†is a FUN box! To be honest, how can a kid NOT like getting a *mystery box for kids in the mail? There are a number of tween-type boxes out there… So I have taken it upon myself to explore some of these fun […]