Some Highlights from Disney’s Beach Club Hotel #DisneySMMC

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We've stayed at a few Disney resorts but after most recently staying at the Disney Beach Club, I think I now have a favorite! As I mentioned earlier, Epcot is our favorite park so having a room only a few feet from the World Showcase entrance to Epcot was pretty awesome. The view couldn't be beat - here's a family shot of us - you can see the … [Read more...]

Home: Having a Disney Hangover & Day 1 Recap of #DisneySMMC

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We're hooooommmmee! I can't say that I'm thrilled to be home and back as reality isn't anywhere as near as being in Disney. The Disney Social Media Moms Conference is always such an amazing event. It's the only event I attend where I feel that my family is so totally welcome. There's one full day of conference sessions for attendees but Disney … [Read more...]

Back to the Grind…

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I've been totally MIA because the past two weeks have been some crazy scheduling. Cole had his First Communion and then we left a few days later for Orlando and Disney for the Disney Social Media Moms Conference! I will definitely be blogging about our experiences and sharing more soon but first I gotta get groceries, take to the cat to the vet … [Read more...]

#RedNoseDay Comes to America! Awesome Charity Initiative w/@Walgreens #promo #RedNose #ad

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A little over a week ago, I went on a top-secret whirlwind trip to Chicago. I wasn't allowed to share any details about it until so I'm just bursting at the seams to share with you all if you haven't already seen it on my Facebook page. I went to Chicago to witness the first sale of a Red Nose at Walgreens. Not sure what that's about? … [Read more...]

Dear Mother Nature, More Days Like Yesterday PLEASE

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April and May are going to be crazy for us.  Business trips, a big First Communion party and a trip to Disney, I feel like I'm totally scrambling. So when we woke up yesterday and saw that it was going to be a gorgeous day, I asked the kids what they wanted to do.  Cole's scheduled soccer game was cancelled due to some vandalism on his field … [Read more...]

Hot Chocolate 15k Philadelphia Review & Recap #hc15k #hotchocolate15k #running #runchat

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On Saturday, my husband and I completed the Hot Chocolate 15k in Philadelphia.  (That's 9.3 miles.)  The only other big run I've done was the Broad Street Run in 2013 (10 miles). Running Broad Street is sort of thing here in Philly if you are a runner but now after running the Hot Chocolate race, I realize why I wasn't a fan. Broad Street is a … [Read more...]

Putting my Challenged Cooking Skills to the Test at Sur La Table

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Last Saturday night I took a cooking class at my local Sur La Table.  The class was called Flavors of Spain so naturally, we were learning how to make a variety of dishes native to Spain. I almost didn't make it to the class. I had signed up weeks before and on the day of the class we had decided to head up to the Poconos for a quick day of … [Read more...]

What’s In My Bag?

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Have you guys ever seen these featured?  I love seeing these posts when others share what's inside of their bag.  So here's what's in mine. I've been carrying my J.Jill Bucket Bag this month and still love it.  I didn't cheat and clean up so that hopefully explains the craziness of my purse.  Yes that's a Skylander, no I have no clue why it was … [Read more...]

Re-Entry is Painful

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So I'm still here. I took a beautiful 6 days off over the long weekend with the family down in Marco Island, Florida {hotel: Marriott Marco Island}. It was glorious. The first few days were in the high 60s and a bit windy so not exactly tropical but it beat being at home in the ice and snow. And then these last few days - perfect. High 70s - not … [Read more...]

January Goal: Decluttering My House

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Taking a few days off over the holidays while I was on vacation was such a gift for me.  Lately I feel like life is just zooming by - my kids are getting older and our schedule is crazier.  Every day I just race through the motions of doing laundry, making lunches, blogging, running errands, hitting the gym, you name it.  I don't have much time to … [Read more...]