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Archives for 2015

Tree Lighting at Macy’s Union Square San Francisco- November 27th at 6pm #MacysBelieve

Every year around this time, my family and I sit down together to make ginger bread houses, sip cocoa and then bundle up to go out looking at Christmas lights. It's nothing fancy, but it's something my family does year after year. A holiday tradition that I love doing with my kids. They compete a bit to make the most beautiful ginger bread house, or perhaps who can place the most marshmallows … [Read more...]

HP Print and Pamper Retreat in San Diego #MyPrintlyMoms

Back in October I was invited to the HP Print & Pamper Retreat in San Diego. It was sponsored by HP and MyPrintly and hosted at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. The invite promised relaxation, pampering, printing, food and more! I was sold! When I arrived at the Rancho Bernardo Inn I was dumbfounded by the amount of amazingness huddled into one group of bloggers. Bloggers that I have stalked, um … [Read more...]

Ten Reasons to Purchase a 2016 Season Pass to Knott’s Berry Farm!

Have you been to Knott's Berry Farm? My family loves it! We are sorta obsessed actually....  It's a quaint theme park in the middle of Buena Park, California. Where else can you watch an old fashioned western shoot out, while sipping on a boysenberry float?! Here are 10 Reasons to Purchase a 2016 Season Pass to Knott's Berry Farm: The season pass is economical for growing families! I … [Read more...]

Maria Watercolor Designs: Watercolor Marketing & Inspirational Prints

I'm sure you have noticed websites that have beautifully designed logos, or even a perfectly colorful header that matches the social media icons.... something that looks and reads "custom" or hand drawn. Every time I have came across those sites, I think wow-- those must have been pricey! I think-- some day, when I am a famous blogger, I will get one of those lovely designs... someday. Well … [Read more...]

SoCozy Boo! Conditioner Review

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of SoCozy. All opinions are my own and not edited by the sponsor. Have you heard of SoCozy? I hadn't before they approached me for a review of their children's haircare line. I am so glad they found me! I received the products to review from SoCozy for this post. Cozy Friedman, the founder of SoCozy at, made her products non-toxic … [Read more...]