Best of Knotts Berry Farm – Our Summer Fun Hit List


Looking for some midsummer fun? Check out all that Knotts has to offer this summer!  There’s brand new rides like the Iron Reef (this one is SUPER FUN), Laser Tag and a chance to cool off at Snoopy on Ice – a skating spectacular that pays homage to Hollywood. We recently spent a fun summer…

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The Pacific Edge Bungalows In Laguna Beach Dream Staycation: Giveaway

Pacific Edge Beachfront

SoCal offers the best beaches and idyllic weather. Yet it’s easy to lose track of how lucky we are to live in California, when you live, and work here. Even though it’s only a few miles from home – there are whole months that pass without my sticking my feet in the sand.  Every time…

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Gift the Experience of a Lifetime with Cloud 9 Living


A few years ago, when I was wringing my hands about talking a family trip vs getting a fancier new car, a friend advised me to take the trip. She pointed out that travel and other experiences are a much better long term investment than things. Here was her reasoning. Experiences are a better investment than…

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Yo Miz! Provides a Look Inside 25 Manhattan Public Schools

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  Concerned about our public schools today? Do you wish you could see what is really going on?  Should experienced teachers be given any consideration with regard to strengths, skills sets and placement when their position is eliminated?   Check out Elizabeth Rose‘s memoir – “Yo Miz!” – a wild ride through the public schools in…

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Love Cute Clothes? Have You Considered becoming a Matilda Jane Trunk Keeper?


When my girls were little, I went all out on their wardrobes. I loved shopping for them, sewing for them and creating unique outfits. It was a major creative outlet for me and a labor of love.  I wish I’d known about Matilda Jane then! Have you seen this beautiful clothing line for women and…

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Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal Orlando is Perfect for Family Vacations

Cabana Bay at Universal Orlando

When I was booked into Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal Orlando, I wasn’t expecting much more than a pleasant place to stay while visiting the parks. It’s a brand new property, and not one that I’d seen first hand or read much about before traveling. I’d heard buzz about its clean and modern vibe…

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The Inside Out Preview Left Me Wanting More!

Great movie for the whole family to see and discuss

We love Disney Pixar films in our family. We could not wait to see a sneak peek of Inside Out (from the same team that created UP) last month. This film is going to blow your mind. While attending Disney’s Social Media Moms preview, one of the surprise activities was a sneak peek at the upcoming Disney…

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