DIY Galaxy Shirt Tutorial

DIY Galaxy Shirt tutorial featured cover

I recently shared how to host a summer movie party on Arizona Midday. We were celebrating Ratchet & Clank in theaters so our party had a space theme. The night before the segment was filmed live I made a DIY galaxy shirt. It took less than an hour to complete and I only used supplies I already had at home. The shirt turned out great and I wore it the next morning to the show. Because I made the shirt close to midnight the evening before, I shared the entire tutorial live on Read More... {Read More...}

Easy Space Cake

Easy Space Cake recipe featured

Whether it's for a space themed party, a galaxy playdate, or a celebration in anticipation of the new Ratchet & Clank movie release, this easy space cake will be an exciting dessert for your guests. The best news is you just need a box cake mix and food coloring to make the treat that perfectly resembles a planet covered in craters. Today I shared how to host a summer movie party on Arizona Midday. With the release of Ratchet & Clank in theaters tomorrow it was a great opportunity Read More... {Read More...}

The Jungle Book Red Flower Snack

The Jungle Book Red Flower Snack feature

Loving The Jungle Book as a child, I was ecstatic when the movie was remade and finally in theaters this month. The story of Mowgli, the "man-cub" growing up in the jungle as being raised by wolves does so much more than make you relive your childhood favorite. The original animated and the new live-action film have their similar storylines and characters but offer a much difference cinematic experience. You'll fall in love with Neel Sethi, the boy actor that transforms Mowgli from Read More... {Read More...}

Milk Crate Book Storage and Reading Bench

milk crate book storage and reading bench featured

Enjoy an easy DIY book storage solution with this milk crate book storage and reading bench. This post was originally published September 1, 2013.  We have a large collection of children's books in our home. My daughter's favorite books are constantly changing and it's challenging to find a place for them without taking over our entire house. The milk crate book storage and reading bench has encouraged my daughter to sit down with books during the day and is also where we read a bedtime Read More... {Read More...}

First Birthday Mermaid Party

First Birthday Mermaid Party feature

Our baby turned one last weekend and we celebrated with a First Birthday Mermaid Party. The pretty pink and turquoise theme incorporated chalk art, pearls, and whimsical details. While I'm still in full shock my baby has already celebrated her first birthday, the day couldn't have been more perfect. Complimentary party supplies from Minted.com and a customized order from Alexis + Bolt created the perfect First Birthday Mermaid Party! I shared this party April 12, 2016 live on 12 Read More... {Read More...}

First Birthday Mermaid Party Inspiration

First Birthday Mermaid Party Inspiration featured

I'm in disbelief my baby is a week away from celebrating her first birthday. It seems like I was just sharing her birth story and getting settled with the new addition to our family. She is a little bundle of sunshine and this year has flown by watching her grow. We are celebrating with a pool party soon and I am excited to share the first birthday mermaid party inspiration that has helped me put together a fabulous party plan for our baby girl's celebration. The initial plans began with printed Read More... {Read More...}

I still choose to support SeaWorld

I-still-choose-to-support-seaworld-feature

Three years ago, before Blackfish, if you asked my opinion of killer whales at SeaWorld I would have told you I stand confidently behind the organization intent on providing research to benefit whales in their natural environment. I would have told you I have made a great effort to teach my daughter whales belong in the ocean but science makes it necessary for us to study whales in captivity. Just after the world was stunned by Blackfish, I shared why I choose to support SeaWorld. And now years Read More... {Read More...}

Easter Carrot Cookies

Easter-carrot-cookies-feature

Have fun getting ready for a visit from the Easter Bunny with these easy Easter Carrot Cookies! This post was originally published 3/27/14. Cute and quick seems to be the trend in my home for holiday themed desserts and treats. I simply don't have the time to spend hours in the kitchen working on pretty creations but with a seven year old daughter that loves sharing with friends, family, and neighbors making holiday treats is necessary. Our Easter carrot cookies are the perfect treat to make Read More... {Read More...}

Disneyland Diamond Days Sweepstakes Winner – We won the daily VIP experience!

Disneyland Diamond Days Sweepstakes Winner feature photo

We visit Disneyland a lot. Living in Arizona, just a six hour car drive away, most spontaneous weekend plans land us in Anaheim to visit the Happiest Place on Earth. We are annual pass holders. We were on the Club 33 waitlist for over 7 years. Our oldest daughter had her first visit to the park at nine months old. Our baby has been visiting since last year at just four months old. We are the ultimate Disney fans and have a great love for Disneyland. My husband has entered the Disneyland Diamond Read More... {Read More...}

Plan the perfect egg hunt

plan-the-perfect-egg-hunt-feature

This post was inspired by Collective Bias, Inc. #EasterSweets content but is not sponsored. As the Campaign Manager I love the inspiration for the perfect egg hunt! All opinions are mine alone. #client With so many different ways to fill a plastic Easter egg, the task to plan the perfect egg hunt can be overwhelming. Three focal points is a great way to start - candy, money, and toys. I don't have memories of many childhood Easter egg hunts; but I do remember a few years of my parents filling Read More... {Read More...}