Watch as Maleficent interrupts Elle Fanning’s birthday song at the #DisneySMMoms Celebration


Attending the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration at Disneyland was an amazing experience for my family.  With so many unbelievable opportunities and experiences during the four day conference, it's challenging to select our favorites. There was plenty of excitement during the week about Maleficent starring Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora and Angelina Jolie as Maleficent with the movie being released in theaters May 30. During a morning sponsored by Disney Junior we were treated to a Read More... {Read More...}

Food and Disney at TECHmunch LA 2014

#feastwithfoodie event at TECHmunch LA 2014

I recently attended the TECHmunch Los Angeles conference in Anaheim, California. The traveling food blogger conference organized by Babette of was a great experience packed full of food and Disney. Loving Disneyland and being just a state away had me jump on the opportunity to attend the conference with two of my favorite blogging friends, Sara of Mom Endeavors and Sara of Clever Pink Pirate. We had so much fun taking a break from our everyday mom duties while learning about food Read More... {Read More...}

Dana Point Festival of Whales 2014

Baby Beach in Dana Point

My family attended the Dana Point Festival of Whales in Dana Point, California last weekend. My daughter is absolutely fascinated by marine animals and we have spent the last few years seeking out educational opportunities to teach her more about them. Learning about animal conservation and the amazing people that spend their lives working with animals was so much fun at the The Dana Point Festival of Whales. Our last visit to Dana Point was in 2005 and I can't believe we waited so many Read More... {Read More...}

Seussical The Musical in Chandler {supporting my cousin and local student performers}

Seussical at Chandler Gilbert Community College

My cousin, Joshua Ryan, is a ridiculously talented guitarist. He loves performing and never passes by an opportunity to entertain a crowd. Most nights you can find him at a local coffee shop playing to a small crowd or in his studio writing songs. His YouTube channel shows off his charisma and charm. He once was mistaken as a prince while walking around in Disneyland. His blue eyes and big smile are unforgettable and if you've ever heard him play the guitar, you'll be sure to ask where you can Read More... {Read More...}

The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! at the Arizona Science Center {family ticket giveaway}

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not at the Arizona Science Center

If you've ever visited a Ripley's Believe It of Not! museum or read one of their books, you know the collection of oddities, anomalies, and fantastic feats is like no other. For the first time, Ripley's Believe It or Not is bringing a traveling exhibition to Arizona as part of their joint production with Science North. The stop at the Arizona Science Center is third in a nationwide touring exhibit. Guests get the opportunity to explore the amazing oddities while learning the Read More... {Read More...}

Repticon Phoenix 2014

Repticon Phoenix 2014

With a daughter that is completely fascinated by bugs and reptiles, our family has been looking forward to Repticon in Phoenix for weeks. The show brought thousands of reptiles and exotic pets from top breeders and educators. Our first visit to Repticon was a great learning opportunity and a fun family day. The exhibit featured every reptile pet imagineable. From lizards to turtles with everything in between, common pets were everywhere. My daughter already has two pet Read More... {Read More...}