Four Seasons Resort – Vail, CO


This summer my family had a mini family reunion in Avon Colorado. We often vacation in Avon because it is a good middle meeting place for many family members. It is also so beautiful and has really nice weather in the summer, not to hot, not too cold. After the reunion, my immediate family was blessed to be able to stay a couple extra days at the Four Seasons Resort in Vail. Earlier in the summer they were having a Facebook promotion, which I entered and ended up winning! We had never stayed at … [Read more...]

How to Make a Captain America Shield Cake with M&M’s


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias   My family recently returned from a conference where the theme was "Becoming a Superhero Family". This conference corresponded really well with the Captain America: The Winter Soldier DVD release on September 9. Upon returning home we decided to keep the superhero celebration going on by celebrating our Superhero family and the release of Captain America: The … [Read more...]

Barilla Penne Summer Salad + Giveaway


When my family was in Florida attending the Family Forward blog conference we were treated to lunch by Barilla. What they did was really fun. Every family received a tray with the ingredients to make a pasta salad. One of the Barilla chefs then walked us through creating lunch together as a family. It was so much fun to create this delicious recipe together and then enjoy a nice pasta lunch together. I wanted to share the recipe with you and then offer a giveaway!! WOOT! Barilla Penne Summer … [Read more...]

Intro to Jamberry Nail Wraps + Giveaway


  Going for a manicure or pedicure is one of the many things that are so much fun as a woman. However the price can be SO daunting and with just polish, they don’t even last long! The great thing about Jamberry Nail Wraps, is that they make up for the price of a salon trip and they last so much longer! No chipping, no pealing, no dry time! These wraps are so wonderful, especially for busy moms that are always on the go! The manicures last up to two weeks, possibly longer if your … [Read more...]

Amazon Fire Phone Giveaway

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 Kindle Fire Phone Giveaway Raise your hand if you want to participate in an amazing giveaway! I had no idea this phone even existed until now, so this is pretty great. You can't win this amazing prize if you don't enter, so read on and enter below! A few blogging friends and I got together to give away something popular. Something you're gonna want. Oh great! Now I want one! We're giving away an Amazon Fire phone. It has all the apps you know and love from Kindle. It has a full year … [Read more...]

Zesty Italian Pesto Club Sandwich


  We are big Italian food and flavor lovers at our house so I knew it was going to be a great day when Oscar Mayer sent me a big box of their new Old World style Pepperoni and Salami. Along with some extra fixings this was the beginnings of a great sandwich! These new products became available in August (just in time for back to school) and sell for about $3.29. Though the product is new, the meats are made from an old Mayer family recipe dating back to 1922. These flavorful meats are … [Read more...]

Caramel Apple Crepes


  These warm, gooey and delicious crepes are perfect for breakfast or dessert. Plus they are beautiful! Caramel Apple Crepes Crepe Ingredients: 8 eggs 2 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. vanilla milk to make batter thin (about 1 cup, added in 1/4 cup increments) Crepe Directions: In a blender blend the eggs, one at a time. Add flour, sugar, salt, vanilla and milk. Add milk, mixing in-between additions, until batter is very thin. Spray frying pan … [Read more...]

#ShareAwesome with Safe and Positive Online Experiences


We are living in a digital world and I have a digital family. Technology and the internet is everywhere in our lives. My kids play on tablets and use apps daily. They have computer class at school where they are online. They love to watch Netflix using the Wii. I am online a ton for my blog. The internet is on our phones. I am constantly sharing photos on my social media sites, some of which include my family. The internet is woven into my family's lives, so internet safety is important. We have … [Read more...]

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Raise your hand if you love Amazon! If you love shopping, a store that is a one stop place for all things, will deliver it to your doorstep, and you want to get it free - you have come to the right place! Read on and enter to win $100 Amazon Gift Card! Madelynn's Playground and The Denver Housewife have teamed up to with a great group of bloggers to giveaway a $100 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky reader! Disclaimer: Enter via the Rafflecopter form below. Participating blogs are not being … [Read more...]

LeapFrog Letter Factory Adventures: Counting On Lemonade Comes to DVD September 9 + Giveaway

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I love cute educational movies. I try to have a little learning time with my young kids each day and they get to play educational games and apps as well and I think educational movies help tie it all together. On DVD, pay-per-view, Video-on-Demad and Digital HD September 9 comes Letter Factory Adventures: Counting on Lemonade. Tad, Lily, Leap and friends stir up lots of learning fun when they decide to sell lemonade and use their earnings to buy new books for the library. With the help of … [Read more...]

DIY Dress Up: Construction Worker

DIY: Dress up - Constuction Worker with vest, tool belt and hard hat

This is DIY Dress up #2 - the Construction Worker. In this set we have: Construction Worker vest Construction hard hat Tool belt Construction Worker vest We picked up a Construction vest at our local JoAnn craft store and decided to accessorize the "Construction Worker" with some easy DIY crafts. A Construction Worker uses a lot of tools to get the job done, and where does he keep those tools? In a tool belt! Tool Belt I say this in every heat transfer post and I am … [Read more...]

Sponsored: What are your #EveryDayMoments


This is a sponsored post by American Express, but all opinions are my own. My family loves to travel together. This can be to local attractions or to far away places. Our #EveryDayMoments are experiencing new things together wherever we go. We recently went to Universal Studios in Florida and had an amazing 5 days together! We enjoyed exploring new parks we had never been to, staying in a beautiful hotel that reminded us of our trip to Italy and eating new food. We loved creating these fun … [Read more...]

BIG HERO 6 Sneak Peak

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I know I've shared some information about Big Hero 6 in the past. I shared some character posters and a first look at the film. Here is a really fun 2 minute sneak peak of the film to enjoy: I think this film looks darling! My kids are looking forward to do, which means so are my husband and I! Big Hero 6 comes to theaters November 7!   Like BIG HERO 6 on Facebook: Follow Walt Disney Animation Studios on … [Read more...]

Introducing the New Lalaloopsy Girls


#spon: I'm required to disclose a relationship between my blog and MGAE. This could include MGAE providing me w/ content, product, access or other forms of payment.   I have a daughter that loves Lalaloopsy dolls. We have a whole collections of the mini dolls and several of the full sized ones. They are all stacked neatly on her bed and sleep with her every night along with her other favorite dolls and stuffed animals. Well now to add to her collection are Lalaloopsy Girls. These … [Read more...]

Our Boxtroll for the #BuildABoxtrollSweeps


I've told you twice about The Boxtroll sweepstakes going on right now. Now I reveal The Boxtroll my family made! We got together an old box, brown paper, a tin can, tape, glue and crayons. Our Boxtroll is pretty self explanatory with a covered box and a can for a head. My kids had fun designing our Boxtroll's face and gluing it on the can. We had a fun night full of laughs building this little guy who we have named Handy. If you want to gather your family together and build a Boxtroll you … [Read more...]