AMEX & Hilton HHonors Cards help achieve family travel goals

AMEX & Hilton HHonors Cards help achieve family travel goals

I am excited to partner with American Express and Hilton for this sponsored opportunity to make my family travel goals and summer trip to Orlando happen. Most of us are happy to travel to different places.  Maybe you just love to travel back to your childhood hometown. Maybe you love to travel the world. One obstacle for [...]

Get Inspired to Get Outside this Spring

Get inspired to get outside- This Mama Loves

While it was below zero here again yesterday morning, the sun is shining and I do know that it's going to be warming up soon.  It's almost time for spring and warmer weather.  With Daylight Saving Time less than 10 days away and Easter at the end of the month I know that we're looking [...]

Live On Give On Medical Technology Allowing Survivors to Inspire


    I think that one of the scariest things about problems related to our health is feeling alone.  Whether it's something relatively simple to manage or something major to conquer, learning about or the journey to learn about a health problem is scary when you feel like no one understands what you're going through. [...]

#MangiaMoment Event in Napa + Giveaway

mangiamoment prize pack

Last fall, we had a lot of fun sharing tips for simplifying date night at home.  Apparently you all like simplifying things as much as we do because I am heading out to San Francisco this Friday through Sunday to join Bertolli for their 150th Anniversary Mania Moments event with some new and old blog friends! AND, [...]

Letting tweens express themselves

Letting tweens express themselves- This Mama Loves

This is a sponsored post about letting tweens express themselves written by me on behalf of DOLE Fruitocracy. Having a tween is a lot of fun. It can also be stressful.  It's also the time when kids really want to start expressing themselves in a lot of new ways, and maybe as parents we aren't [...]

Jelly Bean Flower Cupcakes


These jelly bean flower cupcakes are so simple, and so cute. They are great for kids to decorate themselves at a party or gathering! If you really want to simplify for yourself, buy cupcakes at the store and just give the kids some jelly beans to make flowers with.  It's about the fun of decorating [...]

Life Lessons You Can Learn Working In Retail

Life Lessons You Can Learn Working In Retail campaign

When I was in elementary school, my mom got a job in a large retail store in the mall. To be honest, I was partially embarrassed mom worked selling menswear for a living. Another part of me was relieved as it was mom's first job in almost 2 years. Within a short period of time, [...]

5 Easy Ways to Improve Heart Health for Women

5 Easy Ways to Improve Heart Health

This is a sponsored post about heart health for women written by me on behalf of The Heart Truth® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. We all know that February 14th was Valentine's Day and that love and hearts are on everyone's mind this month but there is a much more important reason for [...]

Bubbly Cupcakes: What to serve at an Award Show Party

Award Show Party Bubbly Cupcakes Recipe- This Mama Loves

It's awards season, and many will be celebrating along with those at the actual award venues, from their homes and friends' homes across the country.  And as we all know, with gatherings comes foods, and why not have some fun and festive foods to go with it, like these Award Show Party Bubbly Cupcakes? Before [...]

Brigadeiros: Brazillian Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Brigadeiros Brazillian Chocolate Truffles Recipe- This Mama Loves

If you are looking for an easy sweet treat to go along with your  afternoon coffee, brunch, or to gift to a friend you are going to love these Chocolate Truffles, also known as Brigadeiros. Rich, full of flavor, and a delicious moist texture make them irresistible.  They are made from 4 simple pantry ingredients but [...]

MultiGrain Medley Veggie Salad

Multigrain Medley Veggie Pasta Salad- This Mama Loves

This multigrain medley veggie salad recipe is brought to you by our friends at Minute® Rice. Our life changed drastically just under a year ago when we found out our then 2 year old had Celiac Disease.  We used to eat a lot of whole wheat pastas, whole wheat breads, and many other foods that [...]