Santa Express Train: Take a Ride on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad

Aboard the Santa Express

Our family continued our holiday tradition this past Saturday with our 5th year aboard the Santa Express Train out of Canon City, CO.  Just a quick 2 hour drive outside of Denver, the Royal Gorge Railroad is transformed into a magical ride to the North Pole.  With an amazing 30,000 lights that adorn the fun […]


Give the Gift of Music with Mini Jambox by Jawbone #Giveaway

Mini Jambox Giveaway

I love music, but my biggest problem is that I am constantly on the move.  Whether I am in the shower, working outside in the yard or in my office, I prefer to do everything while listening to music.  Unfortunately, the speaker on my phone is not enough.  I have gone through inexpensive wireless speakers […]


Dreamworks Animation Penguins of Madagascar Giveaway

Penguins of Madagascar Movie

My children are already looking forward to the new movie from Dreamworks Animation hitting theaters just in time for Thanksgiving.  If you have children then you are probably familiar with the lovable and often meddlesome Penguins of Madagascar.  And now these guys are back and taking over the big screen in their own feature film […]


The LG OLED TV at Best Buy: Give the Gift of Entertainment

LG OLED Television #HintingSeason

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. I am not sure where I get my love for technology, but there is something about home entertainment systems that calls to me.  Perhaps it’s because I am older, so the […]


Barnes & Noble Discovery Weekend: Time for Some Fun

Barnes & Noble Discovery Weekend #BNDiscovery

There is no point in denying that the holidays are upon us.  Next week is Thanksgiving and then before you know it, the big man in the red suit will be showing up with gifts galore.  Of course, sometimes he may need a little assistance from the moms and dads of the world.  This weekend […]


Dr. Cocoa for Children: Medicine Made with Real Cocoa

Dr. Cocoa for Children

If you have a child there is a good chance that child hates to take liquid medicine. In our family we have battled to get medicine into our children time and time again. My grandmother, my mother, myself and my daughter all struggle with the taste. I disliked them so much when I was growing […]


Peanut Brittle Recipe: IBS-Friendly and Delicious!

VSL#3 Peanut Brittle

I love giving gifts and I love to cook, so when I am able to combine the two it makes me happy. Unfortunately, with allergies and other health ailments cooking for others can sometimes be a challenge. A very common diagnosis for some people is called IBS or irritable bowel syndrome. When a person suffers […]


Start Your Own Family Tradition with the Santa Express Train!

Santa Express Train

One of the things I love about the holidays are the family traditions that go along with them.  It gives you something to look forward to each year and that’s always exciting. A family tradition that we started in 2009 is taking a ride on the Santa Express Train out of Canon City, Colorado.  It’s […]


Virgin Mobile Custom: Affordable Phone Plans & Perfect for Kids

#VirginMobile Custom

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Virgin Mobile. I received a sample device to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. I have younger aged children that I am not ready to have a phone of their own quite yet, but I would like to know […]


100% Real Idahoan Mashed Potatoes in Minutes & Giveaway #Denver

Premium Idahoan Mashed Baby Reds

There is something I have learned about myself over time.  I am a scatterbrained and fairly unorganized person.  It’s not something I’m proud of, but I’m learning to accept it for what it is and make adjustments accordingly.  I wish I could say that the above definition only applies to one area of my life, […]