Category Archives: Reviews

2 VIP Pass Giveaway To The 2014 Catalina Film Festival!

Catalina Film Festival

  Enter the Rafflecopter by Monday September 22nd at 11:59 am to win! On September 24-28th Catalina Film Festival will host their 2014 film celebration and we are thrilled to be giving away 2 VIP passes to this amazing local event. The winner can select one day of the event to attend along with a…

Teething Trauma Fix: What to Do When Your Baby Becomes a Salivating Pirhana


Thanks to MAM for providing samples for review Just when you think you’ve got this newborn baby routine under control, teething comes on with vengeance.  My children have always teethed early – at three months old.   Somewhere in the haze that is life with a newborn, it hits you that your normally calm & easy going…

Get The Behavior You Want Without Being the Parent You Hate


I first encountered Doc G (aka Deborah Gilboa) on YouTube and Twitter. I was amazed by her simple and effective parenting tips. What got me was that her solutions were never preachy or complicated. They didn’t involve parenting pretzel twists and elaborate systems. They involved common sense and whole lot of forehead smacking moments for…

Invisalign Teen & Our Invisalign Family


This post has been sponsored by Invisalign. All opinions are my own, as usual!  Invisalign has had such a positive impact on my life and for my kids that it’s now my first choice for teeth straightening for all my family members. I’m thrilled to be hosting a giveaway for treatment with Invisalign (below). But…

My Tula Skin Care Three Day Challenge and Review

Tula Skin Care Line Products

Thanks to Tula for providing samples to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.  Ok so I’m getting close to my thirties cough-cough, ok forties and there are some visible changes in my skin. I can see and feel dryness and blotchiness in my combination skin. My skin  tone appears uneven and my concealer…

Bake Up Some Fun With Your Kids and Foodstirs!

Gooey Brownie Cupcakes Mix

Like most families my children are all unique have different hobbies and interests. I love to spend quality time with each of my children individually. Andrew my youngest of four loves to bake with mommy. It is our special time together and I often wish I had extra hours in the day to do this…

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…

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….