Snorkeling in Maui with Trilogy Excursions

Snorkeling in Maui with Trilogy Excursions

Book with Trilogy Excursions now until December 15 and receive 15% off your tour. Excursions are redeemable until June 15, 2015. Discount applies to Adult tickets only. Must call Trilogy direct at 808-661-4743 x2 and mention this promo offer! This promotion cannot apply to existing reservations. Remember, youth rates are ages 13 through 18 and it’s 25% off. Kid rates are ages 3 to 12 and are 50% off! We had an amazing vacation in Hawaii, and one of our favorite days was…

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5 Things to Know Before You Zip Line: Our experience with Skyline Eco-Adventures

Our Maui Zipline Adventure with Skyline Eco-Adventures

While we aren’t vacationing with little kids anymore, traveling with older kids brings struggles of its own. How do we keep them entertained for 10 days away from their friends? Will they want to hang out with us? What will we all do? After talking with the boys about what they envisioned doing on their vacation (because we realized that our ideas of vacation are very different), we decided that zip lining was something our family had to do! After searching…

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The Cox Contour experience

Excited for Cox Contour! #CoxContour #TVJustForMe

I am a member of Everywhere Society and a Cox Communications’ brand ambassador reviewing Contour by Cox. Everywhere and Cox Communications have provided me with compensation and a trial of Contour in exchange for my coverage of this product. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. In just a few short weeks, we will be one of the many Cox Communications customers experiencing the Contour service. Cox’s Contour experience has taken their customer’s tv viewing experience to the…

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Asics Trounce Running Shoe Review

Asics Trounce Review: Comfortable and Supportive

I recently received a fun package in the mail from JD Sports. By fun, I mean… FUN. They sent me the new Asics Gel Trounce running shoes to try out, and I love them! Asics Trounce Review They’re very supportive–great for running. I took our puppy on a 3 mile walk the day after I received them–my first time wearing them–and didn’t get blisters. That says a lot to me. They’re comfortable and solid, and I swear I can feel…

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Target has all of your back to school needs!

Head to Target for All of Your Back To School Needs #BTSWithTarget

Whether your child is in elementary school or high school, wears street clothes or uniforms, or likes super stylish or super sporty, Target has everything you need for back to school. Jack’s favorite place to buy clothes is Target because they carry the Shaun White line of apparel. Their colorful skinny jeans fit him perfectly, and there’s always a fun selection of t-shirts to choose from. During the summer, Jack is all about wearing basketball shorts and t-shirts. It’s his…

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Target Backpacks and Lunch Kits for Back to School

Target Backpacks and Lunch Kits #BTSWithTarget

  Have you heard? Every little thing is a really big deal at Target! The kids are back to school here in Tucson, and we were able to grab every supply we needed at our local Target store. They had a huge selection of backpacks and lunch kits for kids of all ages. We loved this bright one from the High Sierra GRIP QUAKE line, which is a slim profile backpack designed to appeal to teenage boys: We loved that there really was something…

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2014 Kia Soul Review: Disneyland Road Trip

2014 Kia Soul: Perfect for a girls’ road trip

We recently spent a week with the Kia Soul, the urban hatchback car that it seems everyone is talking about. We used the Soul to drive around town, back and forth to school, and for a girls’ only road trip to Disneyland. My very favorite thing about the Soul is the panoramic sunroof!  The glass closer to the front of the car fully opens, while the glass towards the back allows light in. It’s the fun of a convertible without all…

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Our review of the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner

Our review of the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner

This post is brought to you on behalf of Mom Central Consulting and Rug Doctor. All opinions are my own.  Can you see anything wrong with this picture?   If you asked me, I’d say this: Pens and markers on the carpet. Now, we don’t leave these on the carpet. Our dog, Grace, finds them and brings them here. She doesn’t take them anywhere else in the house–just here. And then she chews them. We often find her walking around…

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PowerSound II Personalized Bluetooth Speaker

PowerSound II Personalized Bluetooth Speaker Review and #Giveaway

I received a PowerSound II personalized Bluetooth speaker to help me write this post. Powerstick.com is also providing a personalized PowerSound II to one of my readers! I recently was approached by the folks at PowerStick to check out one of their Bluetooth speakers. Honestly my first thought was, “another Bluetooth speaker?” I review a lot of them for iPhoneLife and didn’t need another one. But then I clicked on the video they sent me–it’s catchy, and it showed that the PowerSound II…

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Celebrate summer with grilled pizza (and Drumsticks!)

Celebrate Summer with Grilled Pizza #SummerGoodies

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This #shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser.  Summer is here, and we are celebrating every way that we can. We love summer because we can enjoy the sunshine a little longer, eat dinner a little later, and spend more time together as a family. Last week, we grilled pizza with the boys and then surprised them with their favorite–NESTLÉ®…

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Reebok ONE Cushion: A Review

Meeting My Goals With the Help of Reebok ONE

The following post is is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Reebok I really, really can’t complain about the running path near my home. I have this view to look at, the weather is perfect 95% of the time, and I have amazing shoes to run in. The Reebok ONE Cushion: Shoes designed with performance in mind. I love how breathable they are–there is mesh throughout the design, not just in the toe area. While the shoe is flexible,…

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3 Uses for a Magic Eraser

3 Uses for a Magic Eraser #PGBestForMe #Giveaway

This post is sponsored by SheSpeaks and P&G It’s spring time, and that means that we’re all doing some spring cleaning in our homes! Today I’m sharing my uses for a Magic Eraser and bringing you a giveaway to win a P&G gift box worth $70! 1. Remove hard water spots: I use Magic Erasers to remove the water spots on my granite countertops. I tend to always have a buildup of hard water spots right below the handle for…

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My advice for Moms: Get in the picture!

My advice for moms? Get in front of the camera!

We received a letter in the mail the other day letting us know that high school registration was right around the corner for the class of 2018. How is is almost 2018? How is it that this little boy who used to snuggle with his puppy and bury his head in his favorite soft blanket is registering for high school next month? It really does happen “just like that.” I’m so thankful for the pictures and videos I have to…

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Need For Speed: A Parent's Review

Need For Speed: A Parent Review

We had the opportunity to see the movie Need For Speed before it opened in theaters today. My husband and I took Michael (13) and we all loved it! Here’s a trailer to catch you up:   Need For Speed: A Parent Review Need For Speed is a fast-action movie about illegal street racing. The movie was shot without the use of any computer-generated special effects, which makes it a rare gem. The movie is based off a video game,…

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2014 Toyota Highlander Review

2014 Toyota Highlander Review

I recently reviewed the 2014 Toyota Highlander for a week and to be honest… fell in love. The 2nd row of captain’s chairs makes it easy to get to the back row. We also loved the fold-down table between the chairs. There was plenty of room in the back seat for little (and big) legs. I drove a few friends to dinner one night and everyone was comfortable in both the front and back seats. Running errands was a breeze!…

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New Air Portable AC Unit Review and Giveaway

Keeping Cool In Arizona With Our NewAir Portable AC Unit AC-12100E #Giveaway

This post is sponsored by NewAir It’s 81 degrees in Tucson today. Tomorrow is supposed to be 88. I’m not trying to make my East Coast readers angry, I promise. I just want you to be thinking ahead to summer! Here in Arizona, warm weather is abundant. We sneak into the cool shade as much as we can, and are very thankful for our air conditioners. We recently added a home gym to our garage. Living about 40 minutes away…

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