Share a Coke with the ones you love – my brother’s ARMY deployment


The recent addition of personalized bottles with names and terms of endearment is adding to the fun when you share a Coke with the ones you love. This summer Coca-Cola brought the nationwide Share a Coke event to Walmart stores. The event was an opportunity for everyone to share a Coke with their favorite friends and family. Seeing the excitement for the new Coke bottles with your name on them had me shopping for the fun cans and bottles before I attended the nationwide event. The Read More... {Read More...}

Graduation party idea – celebrate at Great Play


I'm a preschool teacher and my five year old daughter is in my class this year. For the first time I've been able to be a teacher and mommy in the classroom consecutively. We have had such a fun year together and I have loved the opportunity to spend so much time with my daughter's peers. I've cared about every child in each of my classrooms but this year has been especially unique. I'm so fond of each of the kids in the classroom this year and excited to see most of them moving on to Read More... {Read More...}

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...}