I am going to LA for the #VeryBadDayEvent and #DisneyinHomeEvent


My travel and accommodations are being provided for this trip but all opinions are my own and I will proudly shout them from the rooftops! You will not believe what I get to do the 24th through the 28th.  You wont.  Try me.  Ok, you probably will since I have been shouting it all over my social networks! I am going to LA! Operation Clampetts go to Hollywood is in full effect.  When I got the email I started crying.  Well first I got this cold sick feeling in my stomach because I had accidentally deleted it and then I saw it was from someone … [Read more...]

Preparing for Traveling

Insurance and Traveling Preparing for any much-needed holiday can be a challenging task. I love to travel and so do my children. They want to get in the car and just go where ever. My friend call it adventures of stroller mom. I have only been on a few long trips with them though. They think its easy to get up and go but there are a lot of factors to consider for traveling. Two of the most important factors to consider are auto insurance and car safety. In essence, these ideas are just as important as planning your budget or deciding upon where to … [Read more...]

Rocking the Color and Glow Event with FlashingBlinkyLights.com


I recently told all of you about our Color and Glow Event that was happening in Atlanta, Georgia on July 12th.  My team was so excited to be able to run.  Glow paint and light up sticks, whats not to love? We wanted to be the glowiest though.  I just made that up so no judging.  I talked to FlashingBlinkyLights.com about what the best night run products are and they delivered in a HUGE way! They totally know how to get the night run vibe happening and they sponsored an awesome giveaway before my run!  I had an absolute blast! My team were the … [Read more...]

Staying Healthy While Traveling

staying healthy while traveling

The opinions in this article are my own. I do not work for, or with, any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them. I have a relationship with GigaSavvy, for whom I create original editorial content. There is a popular misconception floating around that once you begin your vacation or travels it becomes impossible to stay healthy and eat well. It turns out that the opposite is true and if you can eat healthy and stay fit at home you will have no problem following the same lifestyle when you’re traveling. … [Read more...]

Family Friendly Fun in Las Vegas


Family friendly fun in Las Vegas When we think about Las Vegas, usually we conjure up images of adult-only activity, from drinking in bars to gambling away our hard-earned cash or running away to get married. Contrary to popular belief however, the City of Sin does actually boast a huge variety of family friendly activities, many of which do not have to be harmful to your back pocket. If you are anything like me, you save up all year for a great vacation and you want to be able to fit as many fun events in as you can! Whether it’s a cultural … [Read more...]

Park Playdate at Veterans Park for the Win


I have been so busy this summer.  I am sure I have mentioned that when we moved five years ago that we moved almost an hour from all of our friends and family.  So all summer I have been driving back and forth from my mom's house or my grandmother's house.  This week I have gotten gas three times at $65 each time.  In ONE week.  I have been picking up teenagers and driving my mom to her appointments and doing lots of coupon shopping.  I am tired.  I am glad that I have a great park that is sort of nearby so that we can decompress and get rid of the … [Read more...]

Fun in Birmingham with Camp Spark


The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Camp Spark. It is almost summer and my kids are already acting like they have too much energy to burn. They are running around the house like its a football field. I know it is only going to get worse.  Kids need something to occupy their mind and bodies. I make a list at the beginning of each summer for my kids and we try to make it through the list by the end.  They feel like its an adventure trying to fit all the cool trips and activities in. One of the things my older son always … [Read more...]

Cupcake Decorating on Liberty of the Seas at the Cupcake Cupboard


I cruised with Royal Caribbean International as part of a press group through #Brandcation. While my cruise was complimentary, I did not receive any monetary compensation. As always, all opinions are my own. #SeastheDay You all know that I a sucker for a pretty dessert.  I like my food to look amazing and taste amazing.  I told someone recently that I wanted to take a class on how to make food 'pretty'.  Amazingly I got my wish during my #SeastheDay cruise with Royal Caribbean on the Liberty of the Seas.  We got to take cupcake decorating … [Read more...]

I almost missed my Royal Caribbean Adventure


I cruised with Royal Caribbean International as part of a press group through #Brandcation. While my cruise was complimentary, I did not receive any monetary compensation. As always, all opinions are my own. #SeastheDay The last few weeks have been totally frantic for me. I cannot even believe what all I have managed to do since the end of March.  I tell people all the time that deadlines don't register to me until they are here and I certainly waited until the end of the wire to pack for my awesome Brandcation #SeastheDay trip with Royal … [Read more...]

4 Reasons I am Ready to Cruise with Royal Caribbean Again


I cruised with Royal Caribbean International as part of a press group through #Brandcation. While my cruise was complimentary, I did not receive any monetary compensation. As always, all opinions are my own. #SeastheDay   I am seriously spoiled for any other trips in my future. I am not even joking.  I had the most fun I have ever had in my life on my trip with Royal Caribbean and Brandcation.  I have never went on a cruise so starting out with Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas was a shock to me.  It was a fun shock.  I had never even seen … [Read more...]