Celebrate at a 1920’s themed book release party, The Ivy League Chronicles: 9 Squares by E.K. Prescott {Surprise, Arizona event}

I love the opportunity to get to meet local book authors.  It's even more fun when it's at a 1920's themed book release party! The very talented E.K. Prescott will be celebrating the release of her mystery novel, The Ivy League Chronicles: 9 Squares, with a fun 20's theme party at a local bookstore in Surprise, Arizona March 28, 2013. "This will be an exciting evening for everyone," promises Dr. Prescott. "There will be a Roaring Twenties costume contest, a local trio, The Barry Read More... {Read More...}

Colgate and Champion for Kids SIMPLE Service Project at The Ryan House

We all know the household dental hygiene product brand Colgate.  Did you know this month they partnered with the Champions for Kids organization for a featured service project?  My four year old daughter was able to participate in her first service project. It was a great learning opportunity and along with Colgate, we were able to help The Ryan House, an amazing organization committed to assisting children with life threatening illnesses and their families. Read More... {Read More...}

Old Tucson Studios {Arizona Family Fun}

Yesterday our family went to visit Old Tucson Studios, a fun and historical attraction where western movies and shows have been filmed since 1939.  Old Tucson was home to The Little House on the Prairie and has seen major western movie productions, including scenes from Tombstone.  The film history of Old Tucson alone is a reason to want to visit.  Growing up in Arizona, I remember a family visit to the park when I was just 7 years old.  I was very excited to share this fun experience with my Read More... {Read More...}

DownEast Home – Gilbert, Arizona

Last night I attended a fun event with some blogging friends at the new DownEast Basics Home & Clothing store in Gilbert, Arizona.  I'm already a big fan of DownEast Basics clothing and was super excited to hear there would also be a home store just a few minutes from my home.  The new store offers name brand home decor and furnishings at 40 - 90% off national prices.  In addition to their already awesome clothing line, the new store carries other name brand apparel too. This wasn't Read More... {Read More...}

The Color Run – Arizona

This weekend was quite the adventure for me.  In college I was in incredible shape and for an entire year, ran eight miles every morning before going to class.  Sadly I never participated in any organized races.  Almost 10 years later, this weekend, I participated in my first 5K.  I had the best time at The Color Run!  We had a large group of Arizona bloggers making up the team "#AZColorBloggers".  Before the event, most of us made shirts and tutus.  Most of us also had colorful socks to Read More... {Read More...}

Enjoying Our Holiday Break with Kleenex and a Vudu Movie

We only have a few days left before our holiday break is over and it's time to get back into our normal school routine.  We've had so much fun spending time with family but I really wanted to make our last few days at home together extra special. I was at Walmart browsing the after holiday clearance section when I had the perfect idea for a fun family night.  As a preschool teacher, stocking up on tissues to return to the classroom in January is important.  I'm constantly looking for the Read More... {Read More...}

Wing Mountain Snow Play Area {Arizona Family Fun}

We have been having so much fun over holiday break!  Living in Arizona, it's rare for us to see snow with out traveling.  This year we decided to drive a couple of hours to Flagstaff.  We had an amazing time at the Wing Mountain Snow Play Area! Our quick drive from Phoenix was very exciting as soon as we saw snow! The weather was fantastic and the park was full of snow.  My daughter and husband pulled their sleds to the top of the hill for their first ride. She loved it! We sled Read More... {Read More...}

Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Wonderland 2012 {free family event}

We went to our local Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland last week.  My daughter loved the experience! From the minute we walked in, we felt like we had stepped inside the North Pole! In addition to seeing Santa, there are so many holiday games and activities to keep your kiddos entertained.  My daughter really enjoyed riding the Wildlife Carousel. The talking reindeer was silly.  He really makes you feel like you're having a real conversation with him! Don't worry about waiting in a Read More... {Read More...}

Everything Kids Fest 2012

A couple of weeks ago my family attended the second annual Everything Kids Fest.  We had an amazing time!  I was not familiar with the festival until Wendy from the Arizona Mom's Network shared the details.  The festival had entertainment, character appearances, kids activities, local small businesses, and businesses sharing products.  All you needed was your ticket and you had access to all the fun with no additional costs!  It was a great networking event for me and tons of fun for my family! Read More... {Read More...}

Daggerwing Nature Center {Florida Family Fun} Boca Raton, FL

My daughter is almost four years old and is currently obsessed with bugs and insects.  She gets so excited each time she discovers something new and we have a growing collection of rolly pollies (pill bugs) in our backyard.  She soaks up every little fact she hears and her teachers have trouble keeping her out of the school's garden.  This week we were visiting family in Florida.  We were able to visit so many great places that provided endless learning opportunities.  One of my daughter's Read More... {Read More...}