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CrewCuts By JCrew Brings The Cute and The Cool Back To School

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Thanks to CrewCuts by JCrew for sending these tees for my sons to check out. All opinions are my own.  My sons are growing so fast these days that I don’t buy as much cute, special clothing and frankly that is a shame. You’re only young once, so why not be young and handsome in adorable,…

10 Covetable Cool Camera Straps That You Need


My camera is one of my most prized possessions. I love it dearly and have been making more of an effort to wear it everywhere. What better way to use it often, become more familiar and more skilled?  It’s a handy practice as I also don’t want to miss out on all of those moments…

What Parents REALLY Think at Back To School Time

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My kids went back to school this week and I’m a predictable mix of happy and sad about this. Back to School is a BIG DEAL for me but I have to confess, every time it happens in April, it feels too early. I’m not ready to relinquish summer hours and I feel caught off…

Back to School With AT&T GoPhone

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Thanks to AT&T for providing a GoPhone for us to try and sponsoring this post.  At the start of summer I wrote about a little family GoPhone experiment we were trying out. My youngest son (currently in first grade) has been asking repeatedly for a cell phone. I’m not ready to commit to the expense…

Caviar Facials & Extra Pampering: Kerstin Florian at Spa Montage


I’m a spa snob. Ever since the first time I set foot into Spa Montage, it became hard for any other spa to quite live up to the comparison. The Spa at the Montage Resort, aside from being incredibly close and convenient for me, is my favorite for many reasons. It’s luxurious without being pretentious….

Back to School With Etnies Footwear


  Thanks to Etnies for sponsoring this post and inviting us to come and tour HQ, check out the Skate Park and learn more about the brand. All opinions are my own.  Several years ago I had a chance to tour Etnies HQ and I was so impressed with the brand, the founders, and the…

Back to School: Sol Republic Deck Speaker Giveaway

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I can’t believe that my daughters are already headed back to school next week! Our days are about to become busier.  We’ve been back to school shopping for the last week. So bittersweet! This year tech is high on our list. I’m thrilled to host this Sol Republic Deck Speaker Giveaway. This high quality Motorola speaker…

Why The Nabi Dreamtab is a Kid Dream Come True and Parents too!


Thanks to Fuhu for inviting me to tour Nabi HQ, learn more about their products and try out the new DreamTab as well as for providing a Nabi2 for my son & I  to test drive at home. All opinions are my own.  I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with Nabi products. But after…

Sailing through Summer in Beautiful Brian James Footwear Shoes

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Thanks to Brian James for providing me with shoes for review, and kicking off a whole new obsession. I am a creature of habit. When I find something I love, I wear it a lot. I love having go to shoes and sandals. This summer, those shoes and sandals are by Brian James Footwear. I’ve…

So L.A.: Celebrity Encounter at Camp


Over the years my celebrity encounter protocol has worked simply and flawlessly. I’ve avoided all awkward moments, and kept me from compromising myself. Until last week, when I went to visit my kids at Catalina Island Camp. I’d heard some celeb name buzz at the port, even before boarding the boat. Some teens were whispering excitedly…