Indie BookFest 2015!

  Indie BookFest 2015 is a three-day event celebrating indie/hybrid/traditional authors and artists and their freedom of expression. Join some of your favorite authors for three days filled with a book signing, sessions, lunch, author meet and greets, an after party, and great fun!You won’t want to miss the sessions throughout the day, where panelists will be speaking on a variety of topics relevant to readers, book lovers, and writers. Indie BookFest 2015 will be held at Caribe Royale in Orlando, Fl., on July 31, August 1, & 2, 2015The … [Read more...]

Walking the Cinderella Red Carpet Premiere at the El Capitan Theater #CinderellaEvent

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I was invited on an expenses paid trip to LA by Disney to cover the #CinderellaEvent in exchange for my posts of the trip experiences. As always, all opinions are my own. I did it. I survived. I walked a red carpet premiere in Los Angeles at the El Capitan Theater and I did not trip. I did not make funny faces at the massive amounts of press and I did not make a fool of myself by fangirling over anyone famous. I did see plenty of famous people and stood next to a few. I even offered a napkin to a couple of Disney child stars. Let me tell you … [Read more...]

Cinderella Pre-Premiere Reception at the El Capitan Theatre hosted by JCPenney #CinderellaEvent #JCPCinderellaMoment

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I was invited on an expenses paid trip to LA by Disney to cover the #CinderellaEvent in exchange for my posts of the trip experiences. In addition, JCPenney provided hair, makeup, and accessories for the #JCPCinderellaMoment.  On the day of the Cinderella Premiere, we all got "glammed" at the #JCPCinderellaMoment Glam Ball. You can read about my experience there and how they waved their magic wand over my normal no makeup, ponytail existence and transformed me. After the Glam Ball was over we all headed back to our rooms to get ready. I was so … [Read more...]

Saving Money on the Mountain: Free Things to Do in Whistler, B.C.

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Whistler, B.C. is a fantastic destination for vacations, but it can also be expensive if you want to enjoy as many activities as you can and see all of the attractions. If you would like to save some money, however, there are plenty of free things to do, and here are a few to keep in mind. 7-Eleven Fire and Ice Show If you are staying in Whistler any time up to March 29, 2015, you can go along to watch this exciting show, which is held every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. It is free to watch and everyone is welcome, and you will be able to watch the best … [Read more...]

My Cinderella Moment at the JCPenney Glam Ball #JCPCinderellaMoment

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I was invited on an expenses paid trip to LA by Disney to cover the #CinderellaEvent in exchange for my posts of the trip experiences. In addition, JCPenney provided hair, makeup, and accessories for the #JCPCinderellaMoment I think every person dreams of being able to be transformed and have someone wave a magic wand on you. On my recent #CinderellaEvent press trip I was invited to a Glam Ball put on by JCPenney. It was the chance of a lifetime. Not only would I be walking the red carpet but professionals would be putting on my makeup and doing … [Read more...]

Baby on Board: Family Friendly Fun in Mont-Tremblant Pedestrian Village

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  The Pedestrian Village in Mont-Tremblant is the center of the community and where you will spend much of your time when you are not skiing or off enjoying the surrounding area. This picturesque village is designed in a European style, and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. You will also find plenty of activities to do here for everyone in your family group down to the very youngest. Here is a selection to get you started. Playgrounds for the Kids You'll find two small playgrounds for the youngest kids, one in the village … [Read more...]

Going to the Ball with the #CinderellaEvent

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I have had a rough 2014. Two of my first cousins died, my husbands whole dept was laid off, my camera and my husband's laptops were stolen out of our cars, we had to get a new car because my husbands died a horrible death, we had to get a new dryer, my kids stayed sick, and my son re-broke his arm. I am sure I am leaving stuff out. It's been a bad year. 2015 is starting to look up though. I have been telling my husband that I feel like Cinderella. "Cinderelly, Cinderelly, Night and day it's Cinderelly. Make the fire, fix the breakfast. Wash the … [Read more...]

Spring Vacation: Money-Saving Ideas for Winter Weary Parents

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When you have a family, there is always plenty of planning ahead to do. By the time we see in the New Year, winter weary parents and kids will be dreaming of getting away for their much-needed spring break vacation. Before the snow even gets a chance to settle, here are some great ideas that won’t break the bank, so you can all get away in the spring and recharge those batteries ready for another term of school for the kids and getting back to work for you. Park City Skiing is quite simply a great way for a family to spend some time … [Read more...]

GoPro Cameras are the Perfect Gift Idea #GoProatBestBuy

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.  #GoProatBestBuy I am not the best with electronics. I need one of those 'blank for Dummies' books for almost anything electronic. I get made fun of a lot at home because if Netflix doesn't connect automatically I'm calling my husband to come and fix it. Which is why I love going to Best Buy when I'm ready to buy something where I'll have a lot of questions and need clear answers that don't bog me down with a … [Read more...]

Chamilia Traveling Bracelet

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  Charm bracelets are practically part of the culture I was raised in. Here in the south, especially when I was younger, it seemed like all my friends at school had them. The charms and bracelets of my younger days very basic and plain- pewter ballet shoes, a silver-looking poodle, what might have been the car from the Monolopy board game. Not much choice there, but we loved and used what we had. And for kids, those charms were fine! In recent years the charm world has really opened up with bracelets, beads and findings intended for … [Read more...]