The Swiffer SocialLuxe Lounge was the highlight of my BlogHer weekend. It was truly amazing. The 6 of us hostesses worked together virtually to get this party together, and it turned out better than I imagined. There were amazing decorations, spa stations, Blogluxe awards, blogging babes, and fabulous sponsors. Here’s a few pictures from the […]

BlogHer 09′ is already here! I’m off to Chicago for 4 days to mix and mingle with some fabulous women bloggers. I can’t wait to see many old friends and meet some new ones. Here’s what’s on the agenda for the weekend (I hope I can fit it all in), along with some fancy blogger […]

For my first post on Make and Takes, I thought I’d start with something near and dear to my heart: Productivity. Don’t get me wrong, I’m probably the worst procrastinator I know so, unfortunately, “productivity” is a topic that I’ve been forced to become very familiar with. Listed below are some of my favorite free […]

I’m actually a newbie to Swiffer products and am happy that they’re the title sponsor for the BlogHer party I’m co-hosting in just 2 short weeks (can you believe it’s almost here!!) Swiffer Social Luxe Lounge here I come! I was recently sent a Swiffer WetJet to try out and I let my husband test […]

My brother, Bryan, introduced me to the art of Mashoonga and we are loving these fun fighting flinging foam toys. Here’s a video Bryan put together of his son’s birthday (Bryan is the mean ugly Ogre at the end :) Try playing some Mashoonga at your next birthday party! MASHOONGA!!! (it’s just so fun to […]

Thanks to all of you who entered! So many of you enthusiastically wanting to learn another language, I love it. Probably the majority was Spanish, but there was Greek, Chinese, German. But Congrats to #193 Amy who said she’d love to learn French to help honor the memory of her Grandma! Have fun learning a […]

Since I’ve now posted about the Importance of Learning a Second Language, I thought it only fitting to give away a language learning program today. Rosetta Stone has been kind enough to send my family their beginner Spanish Language program and they’d like to give away a language program of your choice to a Make […]

Last weekend I was invited by Santa Catalina Island Company to travel with my family to Catalina Island, having some fun in the sun and discovering this unique vacation spot. It’s so close by, just a ferry boat away off the coast of Long Beach, California. We started by boarding the Catalina Express, “a real […]

Summer of Fun on the Run

by Marie on June 12, 2009

This summer I’ll be contributing over at the traveling website Car & Caboodle. It showcases lots of great places to visit, staycations, day trips, cool gear, hot spots and secret finds. There’s a fun group of bloggers taking on the “traveling with kids” challenge this summer, so come see how we all handle the car […]

The Perfect Summer Bag

by Allison on June 12, 2009

Ju Ju Be has officially created the greatest beach/pool/picnic bag of all time. It’s got everything you need for a summer of fun. It is made from Teflon fabric, so it’s relatively indestructible and totally durable against the elements and it has every possible storage compartment you’ll ever need. It’s got enough room to hold […]

Are you be going to BlogHer this year? If so, then come party with me at the SocialLuxe Lounge to get your conference weekend started right. I’m co-hosting an amazing party with some lovely ladies and fabulous sponsors to get us all primped, pampered, and polished for the big BlogHer conference. So if you’re headed […]

The Bright Side tees are a new line of fun hip shirts to be had over at Shade Clothing. Shade has teamed up with the United Way for a good cause: If you buy one of these bright happy shirts, 50% of the profits will go toward helping families in need. You gotta love being […]

I LOVE Picnik! Picnik is a photo editing site that’s free and super easy to use. You just sign up and you’re ready. I use it for all my photo editing. All the pictures you see on my blog look pretty because of a little editing. I can take a fairly nice photo, but some […]

We love these funny t-shirts from Threadless. Here’s a few of our favs: The fun part is that you can write your own tee for a chance to win $500 if they pick yours to print! What would you say on a t-shirt?

The Shoppe is open and ready for you! This Friday & Saturday, Tom and Lucy’s Art Shoppe is showcasing some fabulous local vendors and their handmade goods. There’s fun things for Spring and for that lovely lady you call Mom! And don’t forget, tonight is Ladies Night – Friday from 4-9 we have games and […]

I Heart Grilled Cheese

by Marie on April 22, 2009

What’s one of those staple go-to meals that you feed your family at least once a month? That’s right, a grilled cheese sandwich. Well, it’s National Grilled Cheese Month (didn’t you know) and Kraft Singles is sending me to LA for the Grilled Cheese Invitational of which they are a sponsor. I’m going as their […]

The Polkadot Platypus

by Marie on April 10, 2009

I’m excited to share one of my fabulous sponsors with you, The Polkadot Platypus! They specialize in fashionable items for Maternity, Baby, and Kids. They’ve got precious baby bedding, reversible princess tutus, and chic diaper bags. There’s also designer apparel, stylish gear, posh bedding for babies and big kids. From collections from Serena and Lily, […]

So it’s the end of the 3 month Family Biggest Loser Challenge. And guess who won… ME! Don’t you love how I organized a way for me to lose weight at get $10 each out of my family?! Wahoo! But my niece Becky did come in all too close for second place, followed by another […]

Great comments, everyone picked lots of great items as their favorites! Well, we have a winner for this CWDKids Clothing $75 gift certificate. Congrats to #42 Kim, you’re going to be for spring fashion! Thanks to all who entered in this giveaway. Check out CWDKids to get your little ones dressed for the sunny weather.

CWDKids Clothing Giveaway

by Marie on March 27, 2009

CWDKids Clothing is here today with a great giveaway, just in time for the sunny weather. They’ve got great choices for your little ones. There are even some great sales going on for spring! CWDKids has great quality clothes, good service, and fun fashionable style. They even have brand name vendors like Ralph Lauren, Lilly […]

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