Holiday dog treat wreath

holiday dog treat wreath feature

At eight years old, our Siberian Husky Sophie is still just as hyper and excited for a good game of "run out the front door when no one is looking" as she was the first time she went out on her own adventure as a puppy. Lucky for us, she's also highly motivated by treats and toys. Our thankful dog treat wreath scored us extra doggy love and a turkey Sophie didn't sneak in and steal from the dinner table. During the holiday season and a house full of yummy treats for people, we are kicking up Read More... {Read More...}

Stop and Smell the Roses toddler fashion

toddler fashion stop and smell the roses feature

There's something magical about watching a toddler stop and smell the roses. The cute little way they pucker up their lips and scrunch their nose to take a big whiff of flowery goodness is the best. Baby sister says, "mmmmmm booodiful" and it's a moment I want to see replayed over and over forever. Our holiday photo session was so much fun and I was beyond thrilled to see the images this week. Sarah Jane Photography did an amazing job at Heritage Square in Phoenix capturing beautiful moments of Read More... {Read More...}

Moana Disney Animator Darrin Butters Interview and why I love Hei Hei the chicken

Moana Disney Animator Darrin Butters feature

Disney Animator Darrin Butters is no stranger to success. But sitting down with him to discuss his role as a Moana Animator, he shares nothing but true enthusiasm for the excitement he recognizes when fans can learn from speaking to him about his work. His career is inspiring and you will absolutely adore the life he gave Maui, voiced by Dwayne Johnson, in Disney's Moana. The Moana Disney Animator is very passionate about his work and why he loves creating art that speaks to people - both Read More... {Read More...}

Sing Saturday free movie screening 11/26

Sing Saturday free movie screening feature

With an amazing cast and excellent story, Illumination presents Sing in theaters December 21. But for just one day, you can see it early at a free movie screening Saturday 11/26 at select AMC theaters. There are quite a few AMC theaters near my home on the location list so we will definitely be participating in Sing Saturday. The animated film stars Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson and more. It follows Buster Moon, a down koala (McConaughey), struggling to revive Read More... {Read More...}

Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch Arizona roadside attraction

Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch feature

If you've ever driven along the Interstate 10 in Arizona from Phoenix to Tucson you have seen the signs for the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch. Growing up in Arizona, I always wondered about this roadside attraction and considered stopping many times. Our oldest daughter has been curious about the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch Arizona roadside attraction too. She chose to spend her final day of summer break last year with a family road trip to the ranch. Fall weather is bringing excellent Read More... {Read More...}

Caramel Apple Cider Recipe

Caramel apple cider feature

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GladeHolidayJoy #CollectiveBias The holidays are a time to enjoy the wonderful season with family and friends. But that special time of year also brings added tension to your home when preparing for guests and events. Memories of the holidays in my childhood home are very special to me and I want to create those lasting memories with my children, too. For me, a holiday home begins with Read More... {Read More...}

Thankful dog treat wreath

thankful dog treat wreath feature

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #PAWsomeGifts #ClausAndPaws #CollectiveBias Our eight year old Siberian Husky, Sophie, is the sweetest and most kind dog. She loves snuggling up to our daughters, kissing their ouchies, and helping find their favorite lost toys. Eight years ago she was the best student in her puppy obedience class and is always on her best behavior when she wants to show off her Read More... {Read More...}

Reindeer Jar Holiday Gift

Reindeer Jar Holiday Gift feature

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MerryAndBright #CollectiveBias There are so many ways to make holidays merry and bright. This year we are spreading holiday cheer by elfing our neighbors with American Greetings and M&M's from Walmart along with some fun crafts like our reindeer jar holiday gift. Our daughters are growing up knowing the holidays are not about gifts, but instead, about the warm and fuzzies Read More... {Read More...}

A Christmas Story fan holiday essentials

A Christmas Story fan holiday essentials feature

The iconic film playing in my home hundreds of times each holiday season has created countless family memories. I've loved A Christmas Story for as long as I can remember watching holiday films with my family. The 1983 Christmas comedy is loved by so many and I know I'm not alone in proclaiming to be the ultimate fan. In our neighborhood every year there is a home with a leg lamp displayed in the front window. Although I would love to have that exact lamp in my home shining brightly from our Read More... {Read More...}

Holiday ready tips for parents

holiday ready tips for parents feature

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone #KidfreshToTheRescue #CollectiveBias It's our favorite time of year and we are getting ready for all the seasonal fun. But getting holiday ready isn't just about singing along at your child's school program or addressing your favorite holiday cards. It's also about making sure you don't let the business get in the way of actually enjoying the season. This holiday season I took a much Read More... {Read More...}