Monday, March 30, 2015

Favorite Things Giveaway

With Spring here and Mother's Day around the corner it only seems right that it's time to host a giveaway. This isn't just any giveaway either, I've teamed up with 9 other blogs and we all have our own "Favorite Things" prize.


I decided to pick 3 of my favorite things for this giveaway, a LeSportsac Bag, a Teleflora Fill My Heart Bouquet and The Sound of Music Soundtrack.

When it comes to a purse/backpack I love the LeSportsac Voyager bag. It holds everything I need to for the day and much more, while looking fashionable and fun!

Teleflora has so many bouquets and I love having fresh flowers on my table, but what's even better is now they are working with Ancestry.com.  Family and flowers is a winning combo for me. If you want to know more information about this please check out Teleflora's site. I personally always love the unique and useful items, and this adorable pitcher will get tons of use around the house. It's also microwave and dishwasher safe!

Rounding out my giveaway is 50th Anniversary Sound of Music Soundtrack. I can't help it I love musicals and this seemed so perfect for a Favorite Things Giveaway. If you want to know about all the extras and fun check out my review HERE!.

Now onto the extra fun. 1 Lucky Winner will be chosen to Win Suburban Wife, City Life's Favorite Things Giveaway. Don't stop there hop on over to each of the different hosts sites and enter their giveaways as well.
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Hyundai & Good Housekeeping Contest at the New York Auto Show 2015

Big week for New York City next week, as it's time for the New York Auto Show at the Javits Center, April 3rd-12th. A fun event for everyone. Yes that's right I said everyone. Men, Women, and kids!

If you have a driver's license than I suggest you book a ticket to attend. It's great to see what's changing about cars and what the future will hold for our environment, style and life.

I'll be attending the show for a press event and look forward to stopping by the Hyundai booth for 3 reasons.

1. It was the first car I bought myself, and I loved my Hyundai. Affordable, stylish and reliable!

2. Hyundai is working with Good Housekeeping on a super fun contest, 35 designers handbags to be exact! Just stop by their booth, here's a map, and snap a photo in the drivers seat of a vehicle with the Women in the Drivers Seat plaque. Shout it out on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags #GHDrives, and #NYIASHyundai to be be entered. You can find more info about the contest here!

3. It my job as a driver to find the best car for me and my family so looking at the different options is important and I like that there's isn't the pressure to buy on the spot.


Cars are always changing, and if you spend any time in the driver's seat it's important to know what's out there. Being a woman I like knowing that I have the power of choice and that my opinion matters. Getting the opportunity to talk with the brand and letting them know my thoughts as well will help me both now and in the future, it also wouldn't be so bad if I won a designer purse either!

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Pretty Pintastic Party -Linkup 47

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

TBT: Daddy edition

Last Thursday I shared a post about how E and I look alike and quite a few people pointed out to me that I should have included Mike in the mix. So this week I'm pulling him and Camden in and doing a full family comparison.

So tell me who do you think looks like whom?
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

#DisneySMMC Here I Come 2015 Attendee

Last Friday as I worked from home and watched the snow fall I was content and happy. I've learned that a snowy day is something of luck for me, I mean I met Mike outside while it was snowing! So when I saw an email from Walt Disney World Special events hit my mailbox I was squealing with delight.


What is so magical about this email you may ask? Well it's like someone sprinkled pixie dust into my computer because it's an invite to the coveted Disney Social Media Moms Conference!

I immediately started freaking out, in a good way, and called Mike in tears letting him know I was invited. What you have to understand is there's no way to sign up for this conference Disney has a magical way of picking the attendees. It's all different types of blogs ranging in size and topics. Some people have never heard of the conference while others have been waiting years to get invited. To say I was floored is an understatement.

Sure I wished for an invite, but I never thought I would get one so when I got it I couldn't believe it. It makes all the hard work I put into this blog feel really good. I felt like I was getting a gold star.

  1. congrats! That's so awesome and we'll deserved.
  2. I am so excited for you!! CONGRATS!!!
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So what does this mean? Well it means my family, yep all 4 of us, will be heading down to Walt Disney World for Mother's Day Weekend to attend the conference. (We do have to pay a conference fee).

This will also be the kids 1st Disney World trip so I'm excited for them! I haven't told them the big news yet, but E knows something big happened for Mommy.

As I chat with other friends and attendees my excitement is growing. I know this will be an experience to learn, grow, make new friends, and tons of memories and I feel honored to be included at an attendee.

For those who didn't get pixie dust last week I encourage you to sign up for the On the Road series, they just announced they will be in Portland, OR, New York, NY and Austin, TX. I attended last year in Philly and learned so much and met some amazing people. It really was a magical day.


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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sound of Music 50th Anniversary Soundtrack -Review

It's been 50 years since The Sound of Music opened in movie theaters and stole the hearts of adults and children everywhere. If you've been following along with all the specials, ABC had an amazing one recently, and Lady Gaga's performance at the Oscars was breathtaking, but nothing really compares to the movie soundtrack.

I'm a huge Musical Theater fan and have many soundtracks in my collection both of stage and screen. When I heard Legacy was releasing a Sound of Music 50th Anniversary edition I knew I needed it for my collection.

We have have favorite things, but a classic Rogers and Hammerstein score and Julie Andrews is something all ages can love. This CD has all our favorite songs, with some bonus tracks that you won't find anywhere else, and I love getting a behind the scenes listen.

I've enjoyed listening to it with kids while we sing "Our Favorite Things" or "Lonely Goatherd." E is actually a pretty good yodeler.

The theater geek in me, loves looking through the front book and learning even more about the history and seeing photos.  

This CD is a must for any fan of the show or movie. The special tracks of Ms. Andrews talking make it worth it! Plus you can add it to your next Amazon order


So if you see me dancing in the car, twirling in the snow, or wrapping gifts in brown paper, you'll know I'm listening to one my favorite things! 

Disclosure: I was provided a copy for review purposes. As always all opinions are my own. 
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Friday, March 20, 2015

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