4 Emotions Evoked by Cereal Box Toys

4 Emotions Evoked by Cereal Box Toys

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #The7thMinion #CollectiveBias Grocery shopping can be such a chore as an adult but kids can turn anything into an adventure. Especially if there be pirate treasure at the end of the rainbow. 😉 The rainbow is the shopping list and read more »

Cucumber Ranch Chicken Nuggets

Baked Cucumber Ranch Chicken Nuggets

This post is brought to you by Data Rank and Hidden Valley Ranch. Like most kids, my boys have always been fans of chicken nuggets. I don’t generally like them, although occasionally a restaurant will surprise me. The dino chicken nuggets that we always bought at Costco did not, they just don’t taste like real read more »

Stay Connected In A Disaster

Stay Connected in a disasater

Most school aged children spend a good chunk of the day outside the house, separated from their parents. It’s how our society works, how kids grow up and learn. Most people don’t think twice or worry about the separation unless disaster strikes. Devastating disasters like Hurricane Katrina separated 5,000 kids from their families and it read more »

DIY Stuffed Animal Storage

DIY Stuffed Animal Storage

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InsideOutEmotions #CollectiveBias We loved Inside Out so much that it was impossible not to buy these adorable and exclusive stuffed animals when we found them at Walmart. My only FEAR about buying them was that we already have so read more »

Own Your Health with Theranos


This post is brought to you by Theranos Good health is something everyone values. It’s not something you can always count on, but with early detection measures available, you can certainly work to improve your own health situation. One very powerful tool in modern medicine is blood lab tests. It’s a tool I think many read more »

Cake Mix Sandwich Cookies

Easy Cake Mix Sandwich Cookies

I had a box of yellow cake mix and tub of chocolate frosting burning a hole in my pantry. 😉 Naturally I HAD to use them and decided to whip up some cake mix sandwich cookies. I love how easy cake mix cookies are to make and unlike cake, you don’t need a fork or read more »

Where To Find Your New Best Friend


After losing our dogs a few years ago, we decided to wait until the boys were a little older before adopting another one. Buddy and Zero were special animals both adopted from animal shelters in Phoenix. Once we are ready for a new best friend, we will be rescuing another dog from an animal shelter. read more »

DIY Anger from Inside Out Costume

Anger From Inside Out Costume Idea

I had fun this week creating a DIY Anger from Inside Out costume. The boys and I watched a screening of the movie on Tuesday and one of their favorite characters from Inside Out is Anger. They also loved Sadness, Fear and Bing Bong too! Don’t miss Elliot’s DIY FEAR costume. I was surprised by read more »

5 Reasons to See Inside Out THIS Weekend!

INSIDE OUT – Anger, Fear, Joy, Sadness and Disgust look out upon Riley's Islands of Personality. ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

I attended a media screening of Inside Out earlier this week and I’m sharing my thoughts about the movie with you today. Basically whether or not you should run out and see it this weekend. And of course you should!! Pixar has a home run with Inside Out for a lot of reasons but check read more »

4 Places for Dinosaur Fun in North Dakota

Dinosaur Fun in North Dakota

Thanks to North Dakota for sponsoring today’s travel idea! Recently the North Dakota tourism office asked me to share with you why we’d love to visit someday. While North Dakota offers a wide variety of fun things to do from historic sites to outdoor activities, I chose to focus on all the dinosaur fun you read more »