Hello from @Disneyland! #DisneySMMoms

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Just a couple of fun photos that I wanted to share from Anaheim and our visit to Disneyland with the Disney Social Media Moms conference!  I'm writing today from the conference while Jon and the kids are off in the California Adventure Park doing their thing.  Clearly they're having a terrible time missing me - here they are on the Radiator Springs … [Read more...]

What to Wear: Disneyland Style {Park Style} #DisneySMMoms #FashionFriday

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This time next week, I'll be in Disneyland!  My family is headed to the west coast to check out Disneyland and be a part of the Disney Social Media Moms conference next week.  I'm over the moon.  I attended the inaugural Disney Social Media Moms Conference when it started 5 years ago (in Disney World) and I haven't been back since. Look how … [Read more...]

My Dream Weekend in Philadelphia #VisitPhilly

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Flat out, I have to disclose that I'm totally biased with this post.  I live in the 'burbs of Philadelphia and have for the last 14 years so I pretty much think it's the coolest city around.  I just love it here.  I love it for a variety of reasons that aren't all related to tourism but I'll stick on topic with today's post.  But I did want to tell … [Read more...]

That Time I Was Tempted to Trade in my Minivan (Cadillac SRX Review!) @DistrictDrive @Cadillac

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  On a recent trip to Florida, we were lucky enough to ride in style with a Cadillac SRX at our disposal for the week.  The boys proclaimed they wanted to trade in our minivan and get one of these cars and I have to say, I was tempted after using all of the perks that come along with the SRX! I've been wanting to downsize for awhile and I … [Read more...]

3 Reasons to #Ski in Pennsylvania

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I'm not a native Pennsylvanian. I've lived all over and I moved here 14 years ago so while I call myself from Philly now, it's not where I grew up. So when hubby and I were first dating and he proposed skiing here, I was definitely wasn't sure what to expect in Pennsylvania.  Little did I know, there are tons of ski resorts to hit the slopes here … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Ben Franklin! #VisitPhilly

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Last week, I was in Center City Philadelphia for some work-related meetings.I've lived here in Philadelphia for almost 14 years now and I'm constantly struck by the beauty of the city when I visit.  The city is so rich in American history and as a family, we take any opportunity we can to visit with them.There's of course the Liberty Bell and … [Read more...]

10 Books You Need to Read in 2014 #BookClub

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I read up a storm during the month of December.  I think it was holiday procrastination or something.  I've been trying hard to break out of my "norm" for book choices and I think I've done a good job doing that - and really enjoyed some books I wouldn't normally pick up! Being in a new book club has helped too since the host picks the book.  I … [Read more...]

Stroller Review – Stokke® Scoot, Plus #Giveaway ($599.99 Value!)

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My first impression of the Stokke® Scoot stroller was while it was still in the box on my doorstep. I have a bit of an obsession with baby products, specifically strollers (this is my 6th stroller!) so I am no stranger to dirty mangled boxes being delivered to my house. With the Stokke® Scoot, this was not the case. The packaging was intact. The … [Read more...]

The Google Nexus 7 from Staples: A Side-by-Side Comparison with the iPad

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A fun one I've been testing out lately is this Google Nexus 7 from Staples ($229.00 with free shipping). It's a smaller tablet - the display is a 7" but I actually kinda dig the small size of it.  Don't get me wrong, I do love my iPad but I've come to appreciate having the Google Nexus too BECAUSE of the size.  Not only is it smaller but it's much … [Read more...]

An Awesome Time Building Sandcastles w/@SandmanMatt at the @AvalonGoldenInn

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We went for one last beach hurrah down at the Jersey Shore last week. We planned the trip last minute and it worked out really well. There was a blogger event at the Avalon Golden Inn in Avalon, NJ. I had previously been there and had a great time in March 2010 and then May 2010 for two social media events so I was excited to get down there … [Read more...]