Category Archives: Your Stories

Lifeproof Fre for iPhone 6 is a Must Have

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Thanks to Lifeproof for providing us with a Fre test case for the iPhone 6 so that we could experience their latest and greatest. All opinions are my own! I’m not sure what it is about the iPhone 6 but our family has set a new record for repairs needed since upgrading. Within days of…

#StirItUp with Marley Coffee, Cookies and Good Friends

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Thanks to Marley Coffee for sponsoring this post and a fun Coffee & Cookie party. All opinions are my own.  One of the few albums that’s been in constant rotation for me since I owned a walkman (yes that long ago) has been Bob Marley’s Legend. I grew up listening to Bob Marley before I…

How Beaches All Inclusive Resorts Do Multi-Generational Vacations Right

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Thanks to Beaches Turks & Caicos and Social Media on the Sand for introducing me to this resort. As a conference speaker, a portion of my trip was sponsored. All opinions are my own.  There is travel and then there are vacations. I won’t lie and say they are one and the same. They both…

Ten PLUS Fun Things for Teens to Do at Disneyland Resort Parks During the Holidays

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Thanks to Disney for inviting our family to participate in the Disneyland Holiday Blogger Preview. All opinions are my own. One of the reasons our family loves Disneyland so much is because there is something for everyone, every age, every gender.  My fairly mature and well behaved teens at Disneyland can enjoy safe solo wandering…

An Interview With The Disneyland Goats: Holiday Edition

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Thanks to the Disneyland Parks for inviting us to their Holiday Blogger Celebration. All opinions are our own. One of our favorite things to do at the Disneyland Parks in Southern California, is to stop by and chat with Disneyland Goats. They are friendly and adorable and we’ve found that they have a lot of…

On The Importance of Shifting and Following Your Dreams

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This post reflects a collaboration with the National Education Association’s Raise Your Hand for Student Success campaign. All thoughts and opinions are, of course, my own. “I want to go somewhere…” my 14 year old daughter exhales. It’s half whine, half sigh. She is restless.  It’s a longing I recognize. Her “Adventure Fund” jar makes…

How To Exorcise Horrible Holiday Stains That Could Haunt You Forever

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Thanks to OxiClean for sponsoring this post   Heading into the holidays with my big family,  I know one thing for sure. There will be stains. You know what I mean. You may even be sporting the Ghosts of Christmas past on your tablecloths and Ugly Holiday Sweaters. While some would call these badges of…

Easy Slow Cooker Inside Out Stuffed Cabbage Soup from Trader Joes

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Some days you need to come home to a warm and comforting dinner. But you don’t want to measure, fuss… think. That’s when this Stuffed Cabbage soup recipe is your BFF. All of the ingredients except for a bit of Italian seasoning that I added, came from Trader Joes.  The recipe uses the whole bag/can…

Grateful Heart Pumpkin Pinwheel Cookies

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Of all my cookie recipes, my grandmother’s Pinwheel Cookies are my favorite. I’ve used the same basic recipe and adapted it to make my Dizzy Dreidel Pinwheel cookies, and now I’m adding in a new Thanksgiving Pinwheel Cookies twist. Grateful Heart Pinwheel Cookies. My grandmother was a very patient and kind woman. She didn’t have…

Winter Travel To Do: Take a Norweigan Cruise to See Northern Lights

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Thanks to Hurtigruten Cruises for sponsoring today’s content There’s a conversation that comes up every single time you get a group of travel bloggers together. “So…have you seen the Northern Lights yet?” “Yeah,” I fake-casual shrug when asked. “I saw ‘em in Siberia.” I usually fail to mention that it was summer in Siberia when I…