How to Pack Your Van for an Organized Road Trip

Summer means family travel and for busy Moms that can mean you are on a road trip more weekends than not.  From travel youth sports schedules that seem to last all summer long (can I get an amen?) to impromptu weekend getaways, there are countless reasons to load up the van and go. And for some families it might just be that first magical visit to Walt Disney World that makes a road trip so important for making memories that last Read more

Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright Vacuum {Product Review}

If you have kids hopefully they have chores. One of the easiest chores to assign is vacuuming. The only challenge here is often times after they vacuum it might look like they never really did. Think corners, crevices, baseboards, and maybe just general dirt. They never seem to get it right based on the vacuum that we are using now. So when I was given the chance to review the new Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright Read more

Shark Steam & Spray Pro {Product Review}

In my world March is all about spring cleaning and I can’t think of a better time to review the Shark Steam & Spray Pro.  Saying yes to a product review is something I do carefully, wanting to make sure that what I share with you is truly useful in your everyday lives.  We have wood floors on the entire main level of our home as well as 3 kids and a dog and live Read more

Fall Fashion for Busy Moms with Cabi Clothing

http://www.youtube.com/v/_SSUvTwW8Vc?version=3&hl=en_US With colder temps settling in across the country, its clear that Fall is here.  But when it comes to Fall fashion and busy Moms, staying on top of the latest trends can be monumental with all the other demands on our time. While attending Blogher 2012 just the past August, I was invited to join Cabi Clothing at their Style Suite:   I had the chance to visit with Rebekah Sherman, VP of Marketing Read more

Won’t Back Down Blogher 2012 Movie Premier

Public education in America is in a state of disintegration and like never before, our children need us to get involved and be part of their school community. Awfully bold and uncharacteristically issues oriented I know, thanks to movies like Won’t Back Down which premiers Friday, September 28th, the darker side of our broken system is being shared nationwide and I can’t encourage you enough to take that first step and go see this movie Read more

Starbucks Verismo at BlogHer 2012

                    To know me is to know I love my daily Starbucks. What might my order be? Why its easy ~ A Venti decaf 1 pump extra hot no foam vanilla latte please. What? Too many details? If you think I’m bad you should meet my Mom…soy, extra carmel, upside down…how do you even arrive at upside down? But here’s the deal ~ when I visit Read more

Samsung Rugby Smart Phone for Teens

http://www.youtube.com/v/3OSv8rXuDT4?version=3&hl=en_US Today I want to talk with you about Smart Phones for Teens.  Recently I had the chance to check out the Samsung Rugby Smart by AT&T. I immediately thought who better than my teens to tell me what is cool about this.  I happen to have a phone I love and they are always like most teens looking for the next great phone out there.  So we took it out and got it all Read more

Starbucks Refreshers Review

Have you heard the news?  Just in time for the dog days of summer, Starbucks has a brand new drink, the Starbucks Refresher, that has caught my eye and my taste buds…watch to see why… http://www.youtube.com/v/3g7KbkPmixY?version=3&hl=en_US Branding genius (I would expect nothing less), I love that I can buy the Starbucks Refresher beverage in more than one form, from the store, in packets to have with me at the pool, or by the can to Read more

The Flavors of Summer with Lipton Tea and Honey

Have you ever noticed how life can be defined with flavors? Think about it. Special events have a sensory interaction that when we think of it, it brings back a great memory ~ your wedding cake, a celebration dinner, a refreshing drink at the beach. You remember what it “tasted” like, what the moment felt like, who you were with, and what it was all about. I live in North Carolina and for most of Read more

How to Spot a Great Video Review

I was recently invited to attend the Reviewer’s Retreat at Great Wolf Lodge in Charlotte, NC. A gathering of review bloggers looking to hone their craft, I was curious to learn what serious reviewers think about the key elements needed to nail a great video review. Check out what they had to say…. http://www.youtube.com/v/AZLnySmPTPA?version=3&hl=en_US So as you can see, its really that simple!  Be honest, be clear, be thorough, and be you.  I hope these insights Read more